Tag Archives: Top Sports Stories (Feb 09

Top Sports Stories (Feb 09, 2014)

5 things to watch at the Winter Games on Sunday

(CNN)– With such events as men’s downhill and women’s slopestyle, Sunday’s competition at the Sochi Winter Games may best described by the Olympic motto: Faster, higher, stronger. Here are five things to watch: Men’s downhill finals America’s Bode Mil…

CNN February 08, 2014, 11:22 PM (PST)


Dunks and Dodging Bullets: Americans Chase Hoop Dreams in Libya

Earning salaries of up to $8,000 per month and living in mansions and top hotels, a handful of Americans are chasing their hoop dreams in lawless Libya – with the threat of heavily armed Islamist militias and kidnappings providing a constant reminder o…

NBC News February 09, 2014, 2:04 AM (PST)

NBC News

Marcus Smart Pushes Fan in Game vs. Texas Tech

Orr has been called "Texas Tech’s Number One Fan" and appeared in this video assembled by the university: Orr also made headlines when a previous video of him antagonizing a Texas A&M player went viral: Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated of…

Bleacher Report February 09, 2014, 2:09 AM (PST)

Bleacher Report

Jamie Anderson golden in slopestyle

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Jamie Anderson gave the United States a gold-medal sweep in the first Olympic slopestyle snowboarding competition, while Jenny Jones took bronze to give Britain its first ever medal in any snow sport. Anderson soared her way…

ESPN February 09, 2014, 2:49 AM (PST)


Mourinho plays down title hopes

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho again downplayed his side’s title chances after Eden Hazard’s hat-trick earned a 3-0 win over Newcastle which took the Blues to the top of the Premier League standings. Mourinho is now tired of his little horse metaphor co…

epsomguardian.co.uk February 09, 2014, 12:27 AM (PST)


Melvin Ejim Scores Big 12-Record 48 Points in Iowa State’s Win vs. TCU

Senior forward Melvin Ejim has been fantastic for a surging Iowa State team during the 2013-14 season. He has been one of the most consistent players on offense, scoring at least 17 points in 14 of his 20 games played. Well, he really upped the ante on…

Bleacher Report February 09, 2014, 1:42 AM (PST)


No. 7 Cincy’s win streak over after rout at SMU

DALLAS — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin doesn’t believe his players had any thoughts of going through the rest of the season without another loss. Still, the No. 7 Bearcats surely couldn’t have expected their 15-game winning streak to end with such a thu…

Rock Hill Herald February 08, 2014, 8:01 PM (PST)

Rock Hill Herald

UCLA finishes sweep of USC with 83-73 win

LOS ANGELES — Norman Powell scored 10 of his 21 points during a 3 ½ minute span of the second half, Jordan Adams had 17 points and eight rebounds, and UCLA completed a season sweep of USC with an 83-73 victory on Saturday night. Kyle Anderson had

Rock Hill Herald February 08, 2014, 8:01 PM (PST)

Rock Hill Herald

N Iowa falls short vs No. 4 Wichita State, 82-73

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Like the 24 teams before them, Northern Iowa fell short against Wichita State. The Panthers now face an uphill climb simply to reach .500 before the end of the regular season. Tekele Cotton scored 18 points and fourth-ranked Wichita…

Rock Hill Herald February 08, 2014, 8:01 PM (PST)

Rock Hill Herald

DeJoria becomes first woman to run in 3.9’s in Funny Car

Alexis DeJoria became the first woman in NHRA Funny Car history to run a sub four-second pass when she registered a 3.997-second run in her Patron XO Café Toyota Camry on her way to qualifying third for Sunday’s Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Au…

Motorsport.com February 09, 2014, 12:28 AM (PST)


Top Sports Stories (Feb 09, 2012)

Spanish government may sue French TV for doping skits

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is considering legal action against a French TV station that poked fun at alleged ties to doping by athletes. Some of Spain’s most famous athletes came out in defense of their achievements on Thursday. That’s a day…

CNN Sports Illustrated February 09, 2012, 10:52 AM (PST)

The Badgers’ defensive secret

It’s no secret that a big factor in Wisconsin Badgers ‘ success this season has been their defense. The Badger offense has averaged a pedestrian 1.02 points per possession in Big Ten play — ninth-best in the conference — but Wisconsin has the …

ESPN February 09, 2012, 8:43 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Capello wishes England team well

Look back at Fabio Capello’s turbulent reign as manager of the England national team. Fabio Capello has wished the England team "every success" in a brief statement following his resignation as manager. The Italian remained tight-lipped on …

FOXSports.com February 09, 2012, 8:08 AM (PST)

BBC News

Duke’s Austin Rivers delivers against UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Austin Rivers broke the hearts of the Tar Heels, and Duke stole the game. Rivers, a freshman in the game of his life, pulled up from no-man’s land with the game in his hands and nailed a 3-pointer as time expired in one of the most…

Boston Herald February 09, 2012, 9:26 AM (PST)

CBS News

Jets take out full-page ad to congratulate Giants

Last April, Rex Ryan released a book bragging that the Jets had toppled the Giants to become the "big brother" in New York. Please find the grisly evidence in the paragraph below (Jets fans, feel free to skip ahead to the fourth paragraph): …

NFL February 08, 2012, 5:56 PM (PST)

Painful final minutes for Tar Heels

Streeter Lecka/Getty ImagesWednesday’s improbable victory was Duke’s fifth in its past six tries against rival North Carolina. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall was so excited about Wednesday’s rivalry showdown with Duke,…

ESPN February 09, 2012, 12:01 AM (PST)


Big games by Jeremy Lin, Tyson Chandler give Knicks 107-93 win over Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) – Jeremy Lin had 23 points and a career-high 10 assists, and Tyson Chandler scored 25 points and had 11 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to their third straight win, 107-93 over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Chandler, a…

Baltimore Sun February 08, 2012, 10:21 PM (PST)

Wall Street Journal

Nowitzki scores 25 in Mavs’ 105-95 win vs. Nuggets

DENVER (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki helped the Dallas Mavericks put an end to two slumps at once. Nowitzki scored 25 points and the Mavericks snapped a three-game skid by beating the undermanned Denver Nuggets 105-95 on Wednesday night. It was also Dallas’ …

CNN Sports Illustrated February 08, 2012, 10:42 PM (PST)


Back continues to trouble Rose

Just before leaving the game for good late in the third quarter, guard Derrick Rose stole the ball from New Orleans guard Marco Belinelli, then stayed behind as teammate Joakim Noah finished the fast-break basket off a pass from Luol Deng. Rose was in …

CBS Sports February 09, 2012, 1:27 AM (PST)

Associated Press

U.S. drone strike kills senior militant in Pakistan: officials

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – The second U.S. drone attack in two days in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region killed four people on Thursday, including a senior militant commander with links to al Qaeda, Pakistani intelligence officials and Taliban …

YAHOO! February 09, 2012, 2:38 AM (PST)

Atlanta Journal Constitution

No. 2 Syracuse 64-61 in OT over No. 12 Georgetown

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) – Who says Syracuse doesn’t have a go-to guy? Kris Joseph scored a career-high 29 points, including the decisive 3-pointer in overtime, and Syracuse beat No. 12 Georgetown 64-61 on Wednesday night to give coach Jim Boeheim his 880th…

YAHOO! February 09, 2012, 4:11 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated