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Nebraska Coach Tim Miles Bans Players From Lavish Locker Room After Blowout Loss At Home

by The Huffington Post // February 23, 2015 // Updated 17:27 GMT // 0 Comments

Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles might as well have steam coming out of his ears. Following a 74-46 blowout loss at home to Iowa on Sunday — the team’s fifth in a row, and its seventh loss in eight games — Miles decided to put the “lock” in locker room, banning players from the lavish […]

Skipping Oscars night for rugby league match pays off for Russell Crowe

by CNN // February 23, 2015 // Updated 15:28 GMT // 0 Comments

While the stars of showbiz were in Los Angeles Sunday for the biggest night in the film calendar, Crowe a few hours earlier was in Merseyside, England to see his South Sydney Rabbitohs side defeat St Helens to claim the World Club Series title. Crowe, who picked up the Best Actor gong in 2000 for […]

Skipping Oscars night for rugby league match pays off for Russell Crowe

by CNN // February 23, 2015 // Updated 15:28 GMT // 0 Comments

While the stars of showbiz were in Los Angeles Sunday for the biggest night in the film calendar, Crowe a few hours earlier was in Merseyside, England to see his South Sydney Rabbitohs side defeat St Helens to claim the World Club Series title. Crowe, who picked up the Best Actor gong in 2000 for […]

Phil Jackson On The New York Knicks: ‘SMH’

by The Huffington Post // February 23, 2015 // Updated 15:02 GMT // 0 Comments

The New York Knicks are not good. The team has the worst record in the league — even worse than that of the finely tuned tanking machine otherwise known as the Philadelphia 76ers — and the team’s star, Carmelo Anthony, is done for the season.New York Knicks president Phil Jackson participates in a news conference […]

For Dortmund, a Dramatic Fall, but Not From Grace

by The New York Times // February 23, 2015 // Updated 06:54 GMT // 0 Comments

DORTMUND, Germany — The home fans poured over the bridge from the city center toward Westfalenstadion, a wave of black coats and hooped scarves crashing into sausage shacks and beer kiosks. Finally, they arrived at the famed Südtribüne, the terraced stand at the south end of the stadium, which rises like a tilted baking sheet and […]

For Dortmund, a Dramatic Fall, but Not From Grace

by The New York Times // February 23, 2015 // Updated 06:54 GMT // 0 Comments

DORTMUND, Germany — The home fans poured over the bridge from the city center toward Westfalenstadion, a wave of black coats and hooped scarves crashing into sausage shacks and beer kiosks. Finally, they arrived at the famed Südtribüne, the terraced stand at the south end of the stadium, which rises like a tilted baking sheet and […]

Oscars 2015: Behind the Scenes at the Oscars

by The New York Times // February 23, 2015 // Updated 06:54 GMT // 0 Comments

A set piece for the performance of the song “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie.” Lupita Nyong’o watches the opening performance before presenting the award for best supporting actor. Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 87th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. – Cate Blanchett celebrated with Eddie Redmayne after he won the […]

LeBron James Is Building a Legacy With the Cavaliers Beyond His Play

by The New York Times // February 23, 2015 // Updated 03:27 GMT // 0 Comments

On Pro Basketball By HARVEY ARATON LeBron James played only 28 minutes and scored 18 points in a rout of the Knicks. The Cavaliers have won 16 of 18. (Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times) David Blatt stepped into the corridor late Sunday morning, in front of reporters and television cameras, to say he had […]

Joey Logano Wins Daytona 500

by The New York Times // February 22, 2015 // Updated 23:23 GMT // 0 Comments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The feel-good stories that Nascar hoped would dominate headlines during its season-opening week, from Jeff Gordon’s last Daytona 500 to the $400 million makeover of Daytona International Speedway, instead had been overshadowed by the ugly suspension of Kurt Busch and a gruesome injury to Kyle Busch on Saturday that cast a […]

Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Real Madrid win to re-open four point lead

by CNN // February 22, 2015 // Updated 22:25 GMT // 0 Comments

Later his firm header after a cross by Isco extinguished any hope of a home comeback, his 29th league goal of the season. Read: Barcelona slips to shock defeat Real, looking to take advantage of Barcelona’s shock home defeat to Malaga Saturday, had been frustrated by the superb goalkeeping of Przemyslaw Tyton and some wasteful […]

Joey Logano Wins Daytona 500

by The Huffington Post // February 22, 2015 // Updated 22:17 GMT // 0 Comments

Joey Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, has won his first career Daytona 500. –Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. […]

Fernando Alonso airlifted to hospital after Formula One testing crash

by CNN // February 22, 2015 // Updated 13:15 GMT // 0 Comments

With the morning session immediately red-flagged, Alonso received urgent medical attention, with a screen placed around the accident scene. The official twitter feed of the circuit near Barcelona said that the 33-year-old Alonso was “ok and conscious” after the crash, but McLaren has not commented on his condition. – Sebastian Vettel was second quickest for […]

Late night shocker for Rafael Nadal in Rio

by CNN // February 22, 2015 // Updated 10:28 GMT // 0 Comments

He will meet Nadal’s fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in Sunday’s final. Nadal, whose 2014 was disrupted by injury and illness after winning a record ninth French Open title, has struggled since his return to action, losing in the first round in Qatar and the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. But returning to clay in Brazil, […]

With Barcelona Looming, Manchester City Catches Fire

by The New York Times // February 22, 2015 // Updated 09:05 GMT // 0 Comments

LONDON — The extremes of imported artistry and homegrown belligerence that make English Premier League soccer a compelling spectacle were on full view this weekend. The darkness came first, when a referee overlooked a horrendous foul by a Burnley player but showed the red card to a Chelsea player who reacted by pushing the perpetrator […]

An Ex-Coach’s Spirited Ascent of a 140-Character Soapbox

by The New York Times // February 21, 2015 // Updated 23:55 GMT // 0 Comments

After winning 648 games as a Division I coach, Tom Penders now retreats to a winter home in Miami during college basketball season. Much to the chagrin of his wife, Susie Penders, his evenings are rarely spent enjoying the fruits of retirement near South Beach. Instead, Penders sits in front of a television with a […]

NASCAR’s Kyle Busch Injured At Daytona Speedway

by The Huffington Post // February 21, 2015 // Updated 23:25 GMT // 0 Comments

Kyle Busch was taken to a hospital following a scary crash late in the Xfinity Series race on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. Busch’s No. 54 Toyota shot straight through the frontstretch and slammed head-first into an interior wall. He could not get out of the car and pointed to his right leg. He […]

Eovaldi’s Untapped Potential Has the Yankees Dreaming of Big Things

by The New York Times // February 21, 2015 // Updated 21:01 GMT // 0 Comments

TAMPA, Fla. — When pitchers and catchers reported for spring training Friday, there were questions about the frayed right elbow of Masahiro Tanaka, the surgically repaired right knee of C. C. Sabathia and the expected return of Ivan Nova from elbow surgery by June. Then there is the frailty of Michael Pineda, who has been […]

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: It’s on

by CNN // February 21, 2015 // Updated 21:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Record The welterweight world title fight is likely to smash all revenue records and be the richest bout in the sport’s history, easily eclipsing the pay-per-view record of 2.4 million viewers for Mayweather’s fight against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007. Read: Once in a generation fight finally here – “The fight comes six years […]

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: It’s on

by CNN // February 21, 2015 // Updated 21:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Record The welterweight world title fight is likely to smash all revenue records and be the richest bout in the sport’s history, easily eclipsing the pay-per-view record of 2.4 million viewers for Mayweather’s fight against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007. Read: Once in a generation fight finally here – “The fight comes six years […]

Barca in shock defeat

by CNN // February 21, 2015 // Updated 19:55 GMT // 0 Comments

Much of the talk before this weekend’s round of fixtures surrounded the effectiveness of MSN versus BBC; acronyms for the players that have been pivotal in attack for Barcelona and Real Madrid this season. Messi, Suarez and Neymar for the former; Benzema, Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo for the latter. – Real Madrid can go four […]

Photos: Six Sports and a Cloud of Dust

by The New York Times // February 21, 2015 // Updated 19:09 GMT // 0 Comments

For his Powder Sports series, the photographer Steve Boyle shoots athletes in silhouette during action moments exaggerated by colored powder spread on the equipment. Then, with his retoucher, George McCardle, he strips the images down, leaving only the immediate action.” – Go to Home Page »

Photos: Six Sports and a Cloud of Dust

by The New York Times // February 21, 2015 // Updated 19:09 GMT // 0 Comments

For his Powder Sports series, the photographer Steve Boyle shoots athletes in silhouette during action moments exaggerated by colored powder spread on the equipment. Then, with his retoucher, George McCardle, he strips the images down, leaving only the immediate action.” Shooting photos for this series left a powdery mess. (Steve Boyle) – Go to Home […]

New Chelsea match racism storm

by CNN // February 21, 2015 // Updated 16:31 GMT // 0 Comments

The game, which took place in Paris Tuesday and ended 1-1, has been overshadowed by the release of a video showing what appears to be a group of Chelsea fans preventing a black man from entering a metro train whilst chanting “We’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it”. The man in […]

With Kiwi Charm, the New Zealand Breakers Master Australia’s National Basketball League

by The New York Times // February 21, 2015 // Updated 07:35 GMT // 0 Comments

The SkyCity New Zealand Breakers, based in Auckland, warming up before a Feb. 7 game against the Townsville Crocodiles on the north coast of Queensland, Australia. The Breakers are the only team in Australia’s National Basketball League not from Australia.” Cedric Jackson (4) is one of three Americans on the Breakers’ roster and was the […]

Chelsea to Send Invitation to Man Abused by Its Fans

by The New York Times // February 21, 2015 // Updated 04:53 GMT // 0 Comments

Chelsea plans to invite a black man abused by its supporters at a Paris subway station this week to its London stadium for the return leg of the team’s Champions League match against Paris St.-Germain. Chelsea fans were recorded stopping the man from boarding a train after the first leg of the match on Tuesday […]

Chelsea to Send Invitation to Man Abused by Its Fans

by The New York Times // February 21, 2015 // Updated 04:53 GMT // 0 Comments

Chelsea plans to invite a black man abused by its supporters at a Paris subway station this week to its London stadium for the return leg of the team’s Champions League match against Paris St.-Germain. Chelsea fans were recorded stopping the man from boarding a train after the first leg of the match on Tuesday […]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao Showdown Is Set

by The New York Times // February 20, 2015 // Updated 23:44 GMT // 0 Comments

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, widely considered two of the greatest boxers of their generation, have agreed to terms for a bout on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the N.B.A. All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. He is 47-0 in his career, […]

Bol Bol, 6-Foot-10 Son of Manute, Adjusts to High School Basketball

by The New York Times // February 20, 2015 // Updated 20:51 GMT // 0 Comments

Bol Bol, center, during a junior varsity game at Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, Kan. Bol, the son of the former N.B.A. player Manute Bol, is a freshman.” ROELAND PARK, Kan. — It is not by happenstance that toy basketball hoops are scattered about the house of 15-year-old Bol Bol, or that his […]

Bol Bol, 6-Foot-10 Son of Manute, Adjusts to High School Basketball

by The New York Times // February 20, 2015 // Updated 18:48 GMT // 0 Comments

Bol Bol, center, during a junior varsity game at Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, Kan. Bol, the son of the former N.B.A. player Manute Bol, is a freshman.” ROELAND PARK, Kan. — It is not by happenstance that toy basketball hoops are scattered about the house of 15-year-old Bol Bol, or that his […]

Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace in Spain as ailing Lewis Hamilton toughs it out

by CNN // February 20, 2015 // Updated 18:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Onto a 20th lap of @Circuitcat_eng for @LewisHamilton – he's made of tough stuff this fella! #F1 pic.twitter.com/KrAl9wnLrx He duly completed 89 laps and ominously for Mercedes’ rivals for the upcoming season set the fifth fastest time, despite running on slower medium compound tires. The 30-year-old Briton was just over a third of a second […]

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