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Top Sports Stories (Jan 22, 2014)

Lessons learned: Tactics, trends, rules that shaped this season

I’ve been watching football for virtually my whole life. And I’m still learning about the game. Here are a few things I’ll take away from the 2013 season, as it nears its culmination: » Sometimes a single play can change a rule in the NFL. The unf…

NFL January 22, 2014, 10:29 AM (PST)


NFL

Scout: Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater not a ‘franchise savior’

Of course, if Bridgewater goes to the Houston Texans at No. 1 overall, he would not have to save the franchise. Instead, he would have to merely supplement a gifted defense, distribute the ball to playmakers in Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins, and av…

NFL January 22, 2014, 1:17 PM (PST)


NFL

Knicks, Lakers and Bulls Top List of NBA’s Most Valuable Teams

The New York Knicks are No. 1 in something! According to Forbes’ Kurt Badenhousen, Carmelo Anthony’s team is checking in as the most valuable franchise in the NBA, boasting a current value of $1.4 billion. To put that in perspective, James Dolan could

Bleacher Report January 22, 2014, 9:05 AM (PST)


Bleacher Report

Indian Wells organizers hope Williams sisters end boycott

(Reuters) – BNP Paribas Open organizers were hopeful that Serena Williams would end a 13-year boycott of the event at Indian Wells when the world number one’s name was listed on Wednesday among the entries for this year’s edition. Williams and older si…

kfgo.com January 22, 2014, 2:21 PM (PST)


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Reports: Michael Schumacher may be in permanent vegetative state

(SI.com) — Multiple reports in various media outlets are once again suggesting that hopes for Michael Schumacher’s recovery are fading as the Formula One legend remains in a coma since his skiing accident on December 29. The U.K.’s Mirror quotes Jean-…

CNN Sports Illustrated January 22, 2014, 8:51 AM (PST)


CNN Sports Illustrated

Check this out: Ice rinks at Yankee, Dodger stadiums

The NHL is testing the popularity of playing outdoors. The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks will match up in Dodger Stadium and the New York Rangers will play the Islanders and New Jersey Devils in Yankee Stadium this week

WBNG-TV January 22, 2014, 9:09 AM (PST)


WBNG-TV

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Unbeaten Greencastle-Antrim primed for stretch run

GREENCASTLE — There’s still a long way to go, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the possibilities. Currently boasting the only unblemished record in the Mid-Penn Conference and all of District 3-AAA, it’s safe to say that the Greencast…

Waynesboro Record-Herald January 22, 2014, 8:06 AM (PST)


Waynesboro Record-Herald

Rays get Forsythe in 7-player deal

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired infielder Logan Forsythe, pitcher Brad Boxberger and three minor leaguers from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitchers Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn. A year after hitting .273 in a career-high…

ESPN January 22, 2014, 1:32 PM (PST)


ESPN

5 Senior Bowl Players The Minnesota Vikings Must Keep An Eye On

The Minnesota Vikings have quite a few positions they must improve this offseason, and doing so through the draft is crucial for sustained success. The Vikings hit on Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson in the first-round last year but are still wa…

Rant Sports January 22, 2014, 1:11 PM (PST)


Rant Sports

Miami Dolphins: Seeking Jason Taylor’s Tutelage Brilliant Move By Dion Jordan

Former Miami Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland deserves blame for many of the signings and draft selections he conducted during his tenure. Trading up to the No. 3 overall pick in last April’s draft to snag Dion Jordan is not one of them. At least not yet. And

Rant Sports January 22, 2014, 9:47 AM (PST)


Rant Sports

Top Sports Stories (Jan 22, 2012)

Patriots and Ravens kick it off in the AFC Championship game? what’s going on? (3-0 Patriots)

The Patriots and Ravens are going at it on the Gillette Stadium field, and the AFC Championship game has begun. Thus far, it has been like we thought. The Patriots began with a stop on defense, holding the Ravens to a short gain on first down, then …

Boston Herald January 22, 2012, 12:18 PM (PST)

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Paterno was the last one of his kind

Was it a self-fulfilling prophecy? There will, of course, be those who will claim that the passing of legendary former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was not so much from the effects of the lung cancer that weakened his 85-year-old body as from …

Philadelphia Daily News January 22, 2012, 12:54 PM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

Mike Brown calls Brian Shaw a "peer of mine"

Brian Shaw hoped he would succeed Phil Jackson last year after spending five seasons as a Lakers assistant coach. But after the Lakers fell in a four-game sweep to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 Western Conference semifinals, Lakers executive Jim …

Los Angeles Times Blogs January 22, 2012, 10:59 AM (PST)

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Key dates in the Penn State child sex abuse case

A chronological look at the case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, based on grand jury reports. Some key dates in Penn State football and since the scandal broke are included. 1969 – Jerry Sandusky starts his coaching …

San Francisco Gate January 22, 2012, 12:39 PM (PST)

Chris Paul out with injury; Caron Butler to play

Chris Paul sat out his fifth straight game Sunday with a strained left hamstring. But Caron Butler is playing against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center after he missed Friday night’s game against Minnesota with a hyperextended right knee. Clippers …

Los Angeles Times January 22, 2012, 12:04 PM (PST)

Associated Press

Cooley leads Irish to upset over No. 1 Syracuse

By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Mike Brey’s viewing selection for his players the night before meeting top-ranked Syracuse was an easy choice. The Notre Dame coach showed a video of former Irish teams upsetting No. 1 teams over …

msnbc.com January 22, 2012, 9:12 AM (PST)


Boston Herald

Top Sports Stories (Jan 22, 2012)

Two-minute drill: We break down the AFC, NFC title games

Baltimore Ravens at the New England Patriots, 1 p.m., Ch. 2 When the Ravens have the ball: We’ve all heard about the new schemes in Baltimore – the passing game and the explosive offense. But in the AFC title game, with so much on the line, expect the …

Salt Lake Tribune January 22, 2012, 2:02 AM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Spokesman: Paterno in serious condition

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Joe Paterno’s doctors said Saturday that the former Penn State coach’s condition had become "serious," following complications from lung cancer in recent days. The winningest major…

msnbc.com January 22, 2012, 4:11 AM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

Heat switching up style without Wade

With Dwyane Wade sidelined, the Heat have changed up their look. And it’s not just the jerseys. MIAMI — What we have here is a misunderstanding. It’s not that the Miami Heat are "better" without Dwyane Wade, it’s that the Heat are …

ESPN January 22, 2012, 12:22 AM (PST)

CBS Sports

Nadal, Federer roll into quarterfinals at Aussie Open

Melbourne, Australia – Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were set winners Sunday in fourth-round action at the Australian Open. Nadal cruised into the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. The second-seeded Nadal, …

FOX News January 22, 2012, 5:01 AM (PST)

CNN

Dolphins’ Stephen Ross says Joe Philbin is Don Shula-like

MIAMI – Joe Philbin sat at home last Sunday night, reeling from Green Bay’s playoff loss to the Giants earlier in the day, and still coping emotionally with a far, far greater loss – the death of his 21-year-old son, Michael, who drowned Jan. 8. One of…

Boston Herald January 22, 2012, 4:33 AM (PST)

Painter riled by behavior of Spartans player, fan

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The bond of mutual respect between the Purdue and Michigan State men’s basketball programs took an unfortunate hit Saturday afternoon in the Breslin Center. Boilermakers coach Matt Painter, whom Spartans coach Tom Izzo tried to …

Indianapolis Star January 21, 2012, 10:56 PM (PST)


Boston Herald

Owner says Colts will name a coach this week

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay plans to name the team’s new head coach by the end of this coming week, he said Saturday on Twitter. "The #1 pick debate will rage on, what a great year to have it . . . the HC search is wide ranging n thorough, …

Los Angeles Times January 21, 2012, 6:24 PM (PST)

CBS Sports

New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship Game Injury Report Assessment: Fan’s Preview

Ballard has battled knee issues since Week 12 against the Washington Redskins. While he has played in the team’s last two playoff games, he has been a nonfactor with only three catches for 33 yards. Ballard had "a little procedure" on his …

YAHOO! January 21, 2012, 9:30 PM (PST)

ESPN

No. 1 ‘Cuse un-Fab-ulous in loss to ND

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Mike Brey’s viewing selection for his players the night before meeting top-ranked Syracuse was an easy choice. The Notre Dame coach showed a video of former Fighting Irish teams upsetting No. 1 teams over the years. Brey and the …

New York Post January 22, 2012, 2:10 AM (PST)

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