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Top Sports Stories (Feb 16, 2014)

Bell: In rejecting abuse, Martin becomes game changer

Richie Incognito wanted you to buy the notion that Jonathan Martin was comfortable with the racial slurs, vulgar put-downs and disparaging remarks about his female family members, all part of the banter that exists between good friends. Believe him now…

USA Today February 15, 2014, 9:17 PM (PST)

USA Today

Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, boyfriend crash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart was thankful a crash in his return to racing didn’t cause his still-healing leg any pain. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was thankful he wasn’t in the doghouse after crashing into girlfriend Danica Patrick. Those three drivers w…

USA Today February 15, 2014, 8:25 PM (PST)

USA Today

Watch Team USA Vs. Slovenia Hockey Live Online, 2014 Sochi Olympics

Fans can watch the Team USA vs. Slovenia hockey match and see if the Americans are able to follow up their heart-stopping victory over Russia with another strong performance. On Saturday the Americans took eight rounds in the shootout to defeat Russia,

The Inquisitr February 16, 2014, 2:24 AM (PST)

The Inquisitr

Sochi Winter Olympics: Day 9 Medal Predictions / Results

Day 9 of the Sochi Olympics will feature medals being awarded in five events, highlighted—in terms of American hopefuls—by the women’s snowboard cross and the men’s Alpine skiing super-G. Lindsey Jacobellis and Bode Miller are among the big USA stars i…

Bleacher Report February 16, 2014, 1:02 AM (PST)

Bleacher Report

Sam receives standing ovation at basketball game

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Michael Sam received a standing ovation when he appeared on the arena video boards during Missouri’s basketball game against Tennessee on Saturday. The All-America defensive end who could became the first openly gay player in the N…

San Francisco Gate February 15, 2014, 10:59 PM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Damian Lillard wins 2nd straight

NEW ORLEANS — Portland’s Damian Lillard is an NBA All-Star Saturday night skills challenge champion for a second straight year. The team of Lillard and Trey Burke, representing the Western Conference, beat the tandem of Michael Carter-Williams and Vic…

ESPN February 15, 2014, 9:21 PM (PST)


‘It’s been a long month’ – Neymar revels in Barcelona return

The Brazilian was delighted to score in his first game back from an ankle injury ahead of the resumption of his side’s Champions League campaign The Blaugrana forward scored his side’s sixth, adding to goals from Adriano, Alexis Sanchez, Pedro and two

Goal.com February 16, 2014, 12:43 AM (PST)


Dominant Man City gave themselves Barca boost

This was a reminder, not only to league and European rivals, but to Manchester City themselves of what they can do. The last couple of matches were damaging in the sense that the fluency, the assuredness in front of goal and the creativity were totally…

Goal.com February 16, 2014, 12:43 AM (PST)


Graham Couch: Why Tom Izzo should choose to love Twitter

Last Tuesday, at his weekly press conference, Michigan State’s basketball coach spent close to a half-hour bashing Twitter. He brought it up on his own this time. Izzo instead should choose to love Twitter, to embrace its qualities. For those of you wh…

Lansing State Journal February 16, 2014, 12:44 AM (PST)

Lansing State Journal

Sweden, Canada qualify for men’s curling semis

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sweden and Canada became the first men’s teams to qualify for the Olympic curling semifinals on Sunday, and Britain missed the chance to join them by losing to Norway. Playing in front of their king, Carl XVI Gustaf, the Swedes bea…

Associated Press February 16, 2014, 12:53 AM (PST)

Associated Press

Top Sports Stories (Feb 16, 2012)

Sorenstam rejects Solheim Cup captaincy

LONDON (AP)-Former top-ranked women’s golfer Annika Sorenstam says she has turned down the chance to captain Europe in the 2013 Solheim Cup against the United States. The 41-year-old Swede says "I simply cannot provide the necessary time that the …

YAHOO! February 16, 2012, 11:48 AM (PST)

Yahoo! Eurosport

Jeremy Lin dishes 13 assists in win, Linsanity hits All-Star Weekend

Jeremy Lin’s excellent run of form continued on Wednesday night as he racked up a career-high 13 assists while leading the Knicks to a 100-85 win over the Sacramento Kings. As Cindy Boren reported: Trouble in Linland? The New York Knicks won their …

Washington Post February 16, 2012, 12:38 PM (PST)

A 5-state ban for Bothell’s ‘Piggyback Bandit’

HELENA, Mont. – The stocky man showed up in a basketball uniform for a game at Century High School in North Dakota. Players and coaches assumed he was a fan who had come with another team, so nobody objected when he began to pitch in around the bench. …

Seattle Times February 16, 2012, 8:14 AM (PST)

LSU Tiger Band To March In Rex Parade

WDSU .com Officials with the Rex Organization have announced that the Louisiana State University Tiger Band and the New York Fire Department’s famed Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Corps will march in its 131st parade on Mardi Gras Feb. 21. The LSU …

msnbc.com February 16, 2012, 11:41 AM (PST)


Wizards’ JaVale McGee out of slam dunk contest

When JaVale McGee was asked nearly two weeks ago about participating in the slam dunk contest this season, he said, "It’s possible. Always possible." McGee offered a hint three days ago on Twitter that he probably wouldn’t take part in the event this …

Washington Post February 16, 2012, 10:58 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Bulls need to stop Rajaon Rondo

During tonight’s game against the Celtics at the United Center, it’s likely that Tom Thibodeau will give his team a mandate above all others. Stop the ball. When the Bulls lost to the Celtics 95-91 on Sunday, Boston had 33 fast break points. Thibodeau …

Chicago Sun-Times (blog) February 16, 2012, 10:08 AM (PST)


McDonald’s USA renews with NHL as an Official League partner in U.S.

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League® (NHL) today announced that McDonald’s USA has renewed for multiple years as the Official Quick Service Restaurant of the NHL in the United States and in territories where the annual season-opening NHL …

NHL.com February 16, 2012, 9:11 AM (PST)

NASCAR: Michael McDowell gets full-season Sprint Cup Series ride with Phil Parsons Racing

Michael McDowell got an opportunity to to drive the No. 18 car at Texas for Joe Gibbs Racing as a substitute driver for suspended Kyle Busch. Michael McDowell will drive the No. 98 Ford Fusion for Phil Parsons Racing for the entire 2012 Sprint Cup …

Autoweek.com February 16, 2012, 12:38 PM (PST)


Report: Five TCU football players failed drug tests for marijuana

Five TCU football players failed a drug test that was given to the team on Feb. 1. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the positives were for marijuana and also said 11 other players had trace amounts of the drug in their sample that was within the …

USA Today February 16, 2012, 12:17 PM (PST)