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Tweet USA TODAYThe New England Patriots used a vicious ground game to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 on Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs. Below are grades for each team. THE Q: Patriots’ new formula? GROSS:Andrew Luck slobbers everywhere.Preview: Colts at PatriotsReutersSorting the Saturday Pile: Patriots run by Colts 43-22CBSSports.comCharles Barkley embraces Patriots locker room like he owns the placeBoston HeraldPhilly.com –Boston Globe –Boston.comall 657 news articles …read more...

Tweet Los Angeles TimesThere were two rain delays at an NBA game Saturday night, a curious occurrence followed by another strange turn of events: The Houston Rockets built a 25-point lead, lost all of it and then some, then rallied from five down late in the fourth quarter for a …Preview: Rockets at WizardsReutersVIDEO: Rain delay actually happened in Wizards vs. Rockets gameCBSSports.comRockets Withstand Rain Delays To Top WizardsESPNWashington Postall 100 news articles …read more Source: Sports From Google...

Tweet USA TODAYSEATTLE — Percy Harvin’s latest comeback didn’t even last one half. The Seattle Seahawks’ dynamic receiver left Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game twice in the first half to be evaluated for a concussion, the second time for good. “The poor kid,” …Prepared for Seattle’s Noise, Saints Can’t Overcome Seattle’s PlayersNew York TimesSeahawks win because they were tougher than SaintsThe Seattle Times‘Beast Mode’ times two: Lynch, Seahawks’...

Tweet USA TODAYMajor League Baseball’s drug testing policy has been kicked around, slapped, and mocked in the past decade. So who can blame the drug policy lords for turning their 345 Park Avenue office into Mardi Gras on Saturday morning with the news that Alex …Alex Rodriguez case arbitrator Fredric Horowitz had to deal with mountain of …New York Daily NewsYankees’ Rodriguez to Miss Entire 2014 Season in Drug SuspensionBloombergKlapisch: A-Rod’s vow to take fight against MLB to federal appeals...

Tweet Boston HeraldNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady congratulates running back LeGarrette Blount on his first quarter touchdown in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on Saturday January 11, 2014.Former Patriots WR Branch inactive for ColtsBoston.comPatriots run their way to 43-22 fourth-quarter leadThe Providence JournalNew England Patriots catch break on botched puntNFL.comFanSided –Daily Astorianall 475 news articles …read more Source: Sports From Google News ...

Tweet USA TODAYThe Seattle Seahawks held off a late rally by the New Orleans Saints for a 23-15 divisional playoff win Saturday to advance to the NFC Championship Game. Below are grades for each team. SKITTLES: Lynch showered with candy. THE Q: Only Seahawks …Rally falls short, Saints lose 23-15 in SeattleWashington PostSaints try tough act with Seahawks, pay playoff-life price in SeattleCBSSports.comRockin’ in Seattle: Noisy Seahawks fans move needle on seismometersCNNFox News –SportingNews.com –FOXSports.comall...

Tweet USA TODAYWhen the Toronto Raptors traded Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings on December 9, the intent was merely to shed long-term salary. But the trade has had the additional effect of making the Raptors into a legitimate playoff team. Toronto was 7-12 before the …After big win over Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets have five-game winning streak …New York Daily NewsDeRozan scores 26 as Raptors beat Nets 96-80MiamiHerald.comHip-hop star Drake makes fashion statement at Raptors’ Drake NightVancouver SunSports...

Tweet CNNAlex Rodriguez will miss the entire 2014 season and may never play in the major leagues again. Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Baseball arbitrator Frederic Horowitz heard a mountain of evidence and came to the same conclusion that has occurred to baseball …A-Rod Banned for 2014 Season, Arbitrator RulesABC NewsMichael McCann: A-Rod faces long legal odds in attempt to keep fightingSI.comArbitrator reduces Alex Rodriguez’s PED suspension to 162 games, plus …Washington PostUSA TODAY –New York Post...

Tweet San Francisco ChroniclePenn State has hired James Franklin as its next head football coach. Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill O’Brien, who left the Nittany Lions after two years to coach the NFL’s Houston Texans. Penn State …Franklin says Penn State will play an aggressive stylePhilly.comCollege football: Penn State hires Franklin as head coachHouston ChroniclePenn State hires James Franklin as football coachThe Seattle TimesTeam Speed Kills –The...

Tweet San Francisco ChronicleThey are quarterbacks bound by their distinctive, New Age blend of size and speed – built like sturdy linebackers but steaming downfield like swift wide receivers. Colin Kaepernick stands 6-foot-4, weighs 230 pounds, and unleashes laser-beam throws and …Underdog Panthers look to upend 49ers againWashington PostTom Sorensen: Fix Cam Newton? Fans offer advice, Panthers coaches politely …MiamiHerald.com49ers vs. Panthers: Breaking down the matchupsSan Jose Mercury NewsNews &...

Tweet USA TODAYDefiant or delusional? Alex Rodriguez’s reaction to arbitrator Fredric Horowitz’s decision to uphold 162 games of his original 211-game suspension came as no surprise. A-Rod had telegraphed his intention to pursue the case in federal court the day he …New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez vows to fight reduced penaltyMiamiHerald.comArbitrator reduces Alex Rodriguez’s PED suspension to 162 games, plus …Washington PostOdds against Alex Rodriguez in federal courtSI.comNewsday –New...

Tweet CBSSports.com… 15. • We’ve long beaten the “running backs are fungible” drum but we feel confident in writing that Marshawn Lynch is on the very short list of exceptions. He put the sputtering Seahawks offense on his back and still managed to run through the Saints’ …Pereira: Credit the refs for keeping Saints-Seahawks game under controlFOXSports.comPrepared for Seattle’s Noise, Saints Can’t Catch Seattle’s PlayersNew York TimesDrew Brees struggles in Divisional...

Tweet ABC NewsMichigan State can’t count on many of its players to perform consistently well. Keith Appling has been an exception in Big Ten play. Appling scored 24 points to help the fifth-ranked Spartans beat Minnesota 87-75 in overtime Saturday after overcoming a …Minnesota falls 87-75 to No. 5 Michigan St in OTWashington PostAnalysis: Michigan State future doesn’t look so good without Adreian Payne in …MLive.comMichigan State holds off Minnesota in OTReutersPioneer Press –Detroit Free Pressall...

Tweet CBS NewsAlex Rodriguez, No. 13 of the New York Yankees, works out on the field before a game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park Sept. 27, 2013, in Houston. Getty Images. Shares. Tweets; Stumble. Email; More +. Last Updated Jan 11, 2014 2:12 PM …Yankees get more to spend as Tanaka talks to teamsWashington PostDoes the 162-game suspension mean we’ve seen the last of A-Rod?CBSSports.comMorosi: A-Rod’s ego blinds him from seeing real damage doneFOXSports.comPhilly.com –Newsdayall 641 news...

Tweet Fox NewsSan Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Boston Bruins will receive a boost in their final contest of a three-game road trip on Saturday night. Forwards Loui Eriksson and Shawn Thornton will make their long-awaited returns to the lineup, after radically different …Bruins try to salvage trip in clash with SharksChicago TribuneEriksson, Thornton expected back in Bruins lineupComcast SportsNet New England (blog)Thornton, Eriksson return to BruinsESPN (blog) all 41 news articles …read more Source:...

Tweet USA TODAYFormer Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin began his introductory news conference at Penn State by talking about Vanderbilt. “I would like to thank Vanderbilt,” Franklin said. “I had an unbelievable experience there. It was hard saying goodbye today.Is Franklin a fit at Penn State?ESPNJames Franklin makes his goals clear for ‘dream job’ at Penn StateSan Jose Mercury NewsPenn State hiring James Franklin could give Big Ten a joltCBSSports.comPittsburgh Post Gazette –Philly.com...

Tweet USA TODAYSEATTLE — Percy Harvin missed all but one game in the regular season because of hip surgery and related setbacks. His return Saturday was no less fraught with pitfalls. The Seattle Seahawks’ dynamic receiver and return man twice went to the locker room …Percy Harvin (concussion) ruled outESPNPercy Harvin out with concussion after second big hitCBSSports.comPercy Harvin injury: Seahawks WR returns to field following hit to headPhilly.comSI.com –NFL.com –Rotowireall 2,065 news articles ...

Tweet USA TODAYThe basics on Alex Rodriguez’s record-breaking 162-game suspension for his ties to performance-enhancing drug use: The penalty: Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz upheld 162 games of a 211-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball in August …Odds against Alex Rodriguez in federal courtWashington PostA-Rod’s career numbers and what could have beenCBSSports.comWith A-Rod out, Yankees have options, including TanakaDetroit Free PressNew York Times –Chicago Tribuneall 495 news articles ...

Tweet USA TODAYEAST LANSING — See, Michigan State just needed that extra five minutes to do what it was supposed to do to Minnesota all day long. The No. 4 Spartans played their second overtime home game in a week, after their second late collapse, forced to compete …No. 5 Michigan State Beats Minnesota 87-75 in OTABC NewsMichigan State outlasts Minnesota in OTChicago TribuneRecap: Michigan State vs. MinnesotaKansas City StarMinneapolis Star Tribune –The Detroit Newsall 100 news articles …read more...

Tweet USA TODAYThird base could be the least of the places where the likelihood of playing the 2014 season without Alex Rodriguez will affect the New York Yankees. Knowing Rodriguez won’t be available allows the Yankees to make other commitments to fill the position, but …Cruel Bargain for A-Rod and Boys With DreamsNew York TimesSuspension of defiant A-Rod a victory for MLB — and the YankeesCNNAnthony Bosch ‘doesn’t take joy’ in A-Rod getting suspendedCBSSports.comSI.com –MLB.com –CTV...