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Top Sports Stories (Feb 28, 2014)

NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR moves to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend with several leading drivers hoping to rebound from poor finishes in the season-opening Daytona 500. While Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his second Daytona 500 victory, rivals…

Chicago Tribune February 27, 2014, 8:34 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Jason Collins set to meet Shepard’s parents

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins talks to reporters before the Nets faced the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) View Larger Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins rests in a courtsi…

WSB-TV Atlanta February 27, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)

WSB-TV Atlanta

Recap: Wizards 134, Raptors 129 (3OT)

Wizards 134, Raptors 129 (3OT): Marcin Gortat scored a career-high 31 points and John Wall had a pair of key steals in the third overtime as visiting Washington outlasted Toronto for its fifth consecutive win.With the teams trading punches over all thr…

KSPR abc33 February 27, 2014, 8:07 PM (PST)

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Recap: Heat 108, Knicks 82

Heat 108, Knicks 82: LeBron James scored 31 points on 13-of-19 shooting in his first game since suffering a broken nose as Miami trounced visiting New York.Dwyane Wade added 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting and Mario Chalmers scored 11 as the Heat cruise…

KSPR abc33 February 27, 2014, 8:07 PM (PST)


Glover, Billbury lift Oral Roberts over Lamar

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Shawn Glover scored 25 points, Korey Billbury added 20, and Oral Roberts beat Lamar 75-67 Thursday night. Brandon Conley scored 16 and the Golden Eagles (15-13, 9-6 Southland Conference) out-rebounded Lamar 37-32, including 13-8 off…

FOX 23.com February 27, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)

FOX 23.com

Recap: Predators 3, Lightning 2

Predators 3, Lightning 2: Patric Hornqvist knocked in a rebound during a power play with 6:04 left in the third period to snap a tie and Nashville held on to defeat visiting Tampa Bay.Matt Cullen and defenseman Roman Josi also scored man-advantage goal…

KSPR abc33 February 27, 2014, 8:07 PM (PST)


Devils look sharp in win after layoff

NEWARK, N.J. – Some time off did a world of good for the New Jersey Devils. Center Adam Henrique scored twice and left wing Patrik Elias had a goal and two assists as the Devils returned from the 16-day respite for the 2014 Sochi Olympics with a 5-2 vi…

WSBT 22 February 27, 2014, 8:07 PM (PST)


Smith scores 24 as No. 7 Louisville tops Temple

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Russ Smith had 24 points, moving into ninth place on Louisville’s career scoring list, and the seventh-ranked Cardinals throttled Temple 88-66 on Thursday night. Montrezl Harrell added 21 points and freshman Terry Rozier scored a career…

Lebanon Daily News February 27, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)

Lebanon Daily News

Simmons leads No. 10 Lady Vols over LSU, 72-67

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Meighan Simmons highlighted a 31-point performance with a clutch 3-pointer in the final minute, and No. 10 Tennessee held off LSU, 72-67, on Thursday night after the Lady Tigers had erased a 21-point halftime hole. Simmons hit f…

Beaumont Enterprise February 27, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)

Beaumont Enterprise

No. 22 Ohio State loses 65-63 to Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — With one shot, No. 22 Ohio State had a chance to wash away a game full of missteps and prevent Penn State from pulling off yet another upset of the Buckeyes. Aaron Craft drew the defense to him and passed to a wide-open Lenzelle Sm…

Olympian February 27, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)


Top Sports Stories (Feb 28, 2012)

Kenseth wins second Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There was rain, fire, soap suds and fog in the most bizarre Daytona 500 in history. When it was all over, Matt Kenseth was the only sure thing. It wasn’t even close. Kenseth capped a crazy 36 hours for NASCAR by winning the …

CNN Sports Illustrated February 28, 2012, 10:44 AM (PST)

Wall Street Journal

Linternet boom: Jeremy Lin’s rise means big online business for Knicks

At this point, you might as well just call it the Linternet. (Insert eye rolls at these, and the many, many other, horrible Lin puns here.) Regardless of your feelings about Lin’s play and the tortured turns of phrase folks use to talk about it, it is …

YAHOO! February 28, 2012, 12:03 PM (PST)

Wall Street Journal

Ex-Coach’s Book: Tiger Woods wanted to be a Navy SEAL

You think of Tiger Woods, you see him with a club in hand, ready to attempt a clutch shot. Or fist-pumping after sinking a big putt. Or . . . how about in scuba gear, leading an attack on enemy forces? That last scenario isn’t so far-fetched, according…

USA Today February 28, 2012, 10:22 AM (PST)

New York Times

Drug Test Collector in Braun Case Says He Followed Protocol

"I followed the same procedure in collecting Mr. Braun’s sample as I did in the hundreds of other samples I collected under the program," Laurenzi said in a statement, referring to the drug testing program administered by Major League Baseball and the …

New York Times February 28, 2012, 11:27 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard falls flat while running his 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine

It helps to stay on your feet if you want to impress the NFL scouts. Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard stumbled out of the gates while running his 40-yard dash during the NFL’s Scouting Combine over the weekend and ended up falling face first…

New York Daily News February 28, 2012, 10:37 AM (PST)


Dwight Howard "wants to be Kobe Bryant, not be with Kobe Bryant"

–Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick talks to one source who indicates Dwight Howard "wants to be Kobe Bryant, not be with Kobe Bryant." –The Times’ Mike Bresnahan mentions Kobe Bryant will see an ear, nose and throat specialist Tuesday. –The …

Los Angeles Times February 28, 2012, 11:20 AM (PST)


SweetSpot: Where does Varitek rank?

With the news that Jason Varitek has decided to retire, many Red Sox fans are thinking back at all the big games and huge Boston moments he’s been a part of. It’s also a fitting time to think about where Varitek ranks on the all-time list of catchers. …

ESPN February 28, 2012, 11:05 AM (PST)

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