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Top Sports Stories (Feb 24, 2014)

Jason Collins Becomes First Openly Gay NBA Player

Jason Collins became the NBA’s first openly gay player after signing a milestone contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. He suited up, went through warmups then entered the game in the second quarter on Sunday night when the Nets faced the Lakers in…

NBC News February 24, 2014, 2:21 AM (PST)

NBC News

Michigan beats Michigan St 79-70 for league lead

Michigan guard Nik Stauskas (11) reacts by holding up three fingers to celebrate his 3-pointer in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State at Crisler Center, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.. Michigan won 79-7…

Twin Falls Times-News February 24, 2014, 12:41 AM (PST)

Twin Falls Times-News

VIDEO: Muller scores twice as Bayern win 14th in a row

REUTERS – Runaway leaders Bayern Munich appeared to barely break sweat in a 4-0 win at Hanover 96 to chalk up their 14th Bundesliga win in a row on Sunday, leaving them a huge 19 points clear at the top. The defending champions, unbeaten in their last

en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com February 23, 2014, 8:04 PM (PST)


Canada’s Olympic hockey win could be NHL farewell

Czech Republic forward Jaromir Jagr sits on the boards waiting to enter the game during the third period of men’s quarterfinal hockey game against the United States in Shayba Arena at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia…

Cumberland County Sentinel February 24, 2014, 1:54 AM (PST)

Cumberland County Sentinel

Pakistan starts defense of Asia Cup vs. Sri Lanka

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pakistan is determined to defend its trophy, but Sri Lanka’s captain Angelo Mathews remains optimistic as the two cricket giants face off in the opening match of the five-nation Asia Cup on Tuesday, in the run-up to the Twenty2…

Yahoo! News February 24, 2014, 2:43 AM (PST)

Yahoo! News

Steyn swings series in reverse with dramatic Proteas win

South Africa took nine wickets after tea to level their three match series against Australia on the fourth day of the second Test at St George’s Park yesterday. Set 448 to win, Australia were bowled out for 216 after South Africa claimed the extra half…

en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com February 24, 2014, 2:00 AM (PST)


Roy Lang III: Sergio reminds us golf hasn’t completely jumped the shark

Is social media to blame? You know, how Twitter and Facebook have conditioned us to form and voice an immediate opinion on anything that could be considered controversial. Or maybe, there’s a much more innocent explanation — not knowing the situation.

Shreveport Times February 24, 2014, 2:00 AM (PST)

Shreveport Times

Norwich’s Snodgrass stalls Spurs’ top-four push

Norwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur lost ground in the race for Champions League qualification as Norwich City boosted their hopes of Premier League survival with a 1-0 victory on Sunday. Robert Snodgrass claimed the decisive goal in the…

Yahoo! News February 24, 2014, 3:29 AM (PST)

Yahoo! News

Purdue slide continues at hands of Nebraska

LINCOLN, NEB. — Two men’s basketball programs on opposite trajectories passed each other in the gleaming red basin of Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday. Purdue, so recently a nationally relevant force, continued to sink farther away from those heights in a…

Palladium-Item February 24, 2014, 2:30 AM (PST)


Conte: Juve were tactically perfect

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has hailed his tired players for their effort in a hard-fought 1-0 derby win over Torino Carlos Tevez’s first-half goal handed Juve all three points at the Juventus stadium. The win was Juve’s 13th in a row at home this sea…

FIFA.com February 24, 2014, 2:30 AM (PST)


Top Sports Stories (Feb 24, 2012)

Taiwan leaders extoll Lin’s work ethic, employees play hooky

Taipei – It’s a Friday morning at Brass Monkey, a Taipei bar, but with Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks taking on the Miami Heat, the atmosphere inside resembles a Saturday night. Over 100 crazed fans skipped work and headed to the pub. They wore …

Monsters and Critics February 24, 2012, 3:46 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

Gatorade Duels: Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth win

DAYTONA BEACH – The long, steady ride is over for Michael Waltrip. Danica Patrick’s ride is just beginning, and it’s quite bumpy. And the man they call Smoke is still burning with competitive fire to defend his NASCAR Sprint Cup title. The takeaway …

Orlando Sentinel February 24, 2012, 3:54 AM (PST)

USA Today

Canucks end Wings’ NHL-record home win streak

DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Red Wings took advantage of the shootout to win three times during their NHL-record, 23-game home winning streak. Detroit’s good fortune in the one-on-one duels ran out and its run ended against the Vancouver Canucks. Alex …

YAHOO! February 24, 2012, 2:28 AM (PST)


Another early Match Play exit for Tiger Woods

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) – Nick Watney is one of the few players who at least admits that he looks at the brackets. Watney knew that if he could win in the first round of the Match Play Championship, there was a good chance he would face Tiger Woods. And …

CBS Sports February 24, 2012, 4:22 AM (PST)

USA Today

Ryan Braun’s win puts MLB system to the test

Braun won an appeal of an October positive test for elevated levels of testosterone, enabling him to play the entire season for the Milwaukee Brewers without serving a 50-game suspension. "They’re going crazy in Milwaukee," said Omar Shaikh, …

USA Today February 24, 2012, 4:29 AM (PST)

NBA: Kevin Durant leads Oklahoma City Thunder past Los Angeles Lakers

Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook added 19 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-85 Thursday night to head into the All-Star break tied for the league’s best record. The Thunder won its 12th straight home game and…

San Jose Mercury News February 23, 2012, 10:53 PM (PST)

Associated Press

Missouri bracing itself for crazy atmosphere in Allen Fieldhouse

COLUMBIA — Kim English and his Missouri teammates are fully aware of what lies ahead Saturday. Past experience has taught them that whenever they step on the court at Allen Fieldhouse, they should expect rim-rattling, court-shaking noise from start to…

Kansas City Star February 23, 2012, 7:47 PM (PST)

Kansas City Star

Flyers leaking oil in Edmonton

EDMONTON – With sweat and a sense of desperation dripping off the Flyers’ concerned faces, three players nearly simultaneously slammed their sticks into the boards in frustration as they left the ice last night. This time, there were no late-game …

Philadelphia Daily News February 24, 2012, 12:40 AM (PST)

San Francisco Gate