Bode Miller falls to eighth in downhill – Washington Post

Washington PostKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – For so much of his career, Bode Miller has tried to divorce himself from his results. They were not how he defined himself. His own…

What we’re saying: Syracuse basketball’s dramatic overtime win over Duke (links … – The Post-Standard

The Post-StandardBefore looking ahead to Syracuse’s game on Monday against Notre Dame — you up for some more basketball?!? — a look back at the syracuse.com coverage from the Orange’s…

‘Duck Dynasty’ star coming to State of the Union – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comBy Luke Russert, NBC News. “Duck Dynasty” is coming to the State of the Union. Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, R, invited Willie Robertson, a character on the A&E reality show,…

Alfonso Cuarón and Vince Gilligan win at DGA Awards – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukAlfonso Cuarón took home the top film prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards for his space-set thriller Gravity. The win may bode well for his prospects in this…

Garcia fails to shine but holds on to world title with routine win over Burgos – Daily Mail

Daily MailMikey Garcia retained his WBO super-featherweight title with a unanimous decision over Juan Carlos Burgos on Saturday night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Garcia failed to record…

Minnesota prevails over No. 8 Wisconsin – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Things couldn’t have started any worse for Minnesota. Andre Hollins hurt his left ankle just 16 seconds into the game and didn’t return. The Golden Gophers…

US, EU begin sanctions relief for Iran – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — The United States and European Union began easing some economic sanctions against Iran on Monday as Tehran announced that it has ceased certain nuclear activities that it…

Tennis Channel Court Report: Australian Open Day 8 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTennis Channel recaps Day 8 at the Australian Open, including an interview with Dominika Cibulkova after she upset Maria Sharapova, and looks ahead to Day 9. Loading… Post to…

Syracuse Beats Pitt To Move Atop ACC – New York Times

New York TimesSeton Hall’s Brian Oliver (22) dodged around Georgetown’s Aaron Bowen in the Pirates’ comeback victory on Saturday. Alex Brandon/Associated Press. The freshman Tyler Ennis scored 16 points, making…

Analysis: Oscar’s best-picture nominees – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Oscar nominations announced Thursday underscore a particularly strong year for Hollywood. USA TODAY’s Scott Bowles examines the nine nominees for best picture and the challenges they face in…

Evidence against Alex Rodriguez too strong to fight – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsAlex Rodriguez and his lawyers now say that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who announced on Saturday that Rodriguez is gone from the 2014 regular season and the postseason…

Is Johnny Manziel about to light the NFL on fire or become Tim Tebow? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThere are plenty of reasons Johnny Manziel needed to leave college football behind him. Coming off an absolutely astounding Chick-Fil-A Bowl performance, Manziel’s stock will never be higher. He’s…

Manziel doubters will eat crow – ESPN

ESPNThe only major surprise in the news that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will enter this year’s NFL draft is that it took so long for the announcement to be…

Lieberman praises Kerry’s peace efforts, warns of day after deal – Haaretz

HaaretzForeign minister warns of violence that could ensue should Arab states wish to transfer Palestinian refugees to future state. By Barak Ravid | Jan. 3, 2014 | 12:19 PM. Tweet.…

Duke loses 21-point lead, Chick-fil-A Bowl to Texas A&M, 52-48 – News & Observer

News & Observer… DUKETEXAS14SP113113CEL. Duke quarterback Anthony Boone (7) reacts after throwing a game-ending interception and Texas A&M wins 52-48 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.…

Kisses, champagne and crackers: Your lavish New Year’s Eve parties – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Throw confetti! Drop balloons! Give someone a snog! What better way to welcome the new year than with a party, some good food or a burning boat? And…

NFL Says Officials Erred on KC’s Missed Field Goal – ABC News

ABC NewsThe NFL acknowledged that referees erred in not penalizing the San Diego Chargers for an illegal formation on a missed 41-yard field goal attempt by Ryan Succop of the…

Alan Curbishley and United States captain Clint Dempsey in at Fulham – The Independent

The IndependentAlan Curbishley has been appointed first-team technical director at Fulham as he returns to club football more than five years after leaving West Ham. The announcement came just hours…

With Tony Romo out, Cowboys depend on Kyle Orton – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Dallas Cowboys were planning for a day like this when they signed Kyle Orton to a three-year, $10.5 million contract to be their backup quarterback in March 2012.…

Rangers top Wild – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneNew York, NY Sports.com —. Carl Hagelin broke a tie in the second period and the New York Rangers went on to beat the Minnesota Wild, 4-1, at Madison…

Kessler outshines Carr in Fresno’s second straight bowl struggle – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comDerek Carr threw for just 4.0 yards per attempt. (USATSI) Derek Carr threw for just 4.0 yards per attempt against USC. (USATSI) After the BCS bowl-denying meltdown against San Jose…

‘Anchorman 2’ barely beats ‘The Hobbit’ sequel with $8.7 million on Friday: Box … – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyRon Burgundy won out by a mustache hair over those pesky hobbits at the box office Friday. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues brought in $8.7 million, while The Hobbit:…

Canucks come back against Chicago, win in shootout – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comThe Vancouver Canucks fought back from a 2-0 deficit to grab a 3-2 shootout win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, taking the latest round in one of the league’s…

Top 25 stock watch: Ohio State, Syracuse tie for No. 2 in Coaches Poll – USA TODAY

USA TODAYEven with a dearth of major upsets in college basketball this week, there were still some changes in the rankings. There was no suspense at the top. Arizona easily…

Multiple People Stabbed After Denver Football Game – ABC News

ABC NewsAt least three people were stabbed in a parking at Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos’ game Thursday night. Police spokesman Steve Warneke said…

Last days for Mack Brown at Texas – CNN

CNNAndy Staples and Pete Thamel discuss Mack Brown’s future at Texas and who could potentially replace him. NEW YORK — As the clock neared midnight on Monday, Texas Coach Mack…

Injury knocks Olympic figure skating champ Evan Lysacek out of Sochi – USA TODAY

USA TODAYEvan Lysacek, the 2010 men’s Olympic figure skating champion, announced Tuesday he will not return from a torn labrum to compete in the 2014 Sochi Games. Though he said…

Top 25 stock watch: Arizona takes over at No. 1 in Coaches Poll – USA TODAY

USA TODAYArizona will indeed take a turn at No. 1 atop the USA TODAY men’s basketball coaches poll. How long that turn lasts will depend on if the Wildcats can…

Florida State turns its focus to Duke, ACC title – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCHARLOTTE — Almost surprisingly, there hasn’t been a ton of buzz about Florida State being the nation’s top-ranked team. Maybe’s it’s because of the way Alabama lost its stranglehold…

Vaughan: Delay in Winston investigation hurt search for evidence – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comThe long delay in investigating a sexual assault allegation against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston hampered the search for evidence and witnesses, according to documents made public Friday. Florida state…

Comparing Jones to Ellsbury, plus a take on Cano and the Yankees – MASNsports.com

MASNsports.comIt was big news earlier this week when free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury went from the Red Sox to the Yankees. He agreed to a seven-year, $153 million dollar deal…

4-point play: Instant analysis on North Carolina-Michigan State – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHOW THE TAR HEELS WON: The hallmark of Tom Izzo’s Michigan State program has been toughness. But undermanned North Carolina was the clear aggressor from the start tonight. In…

Tom Coughlin would not have been pleased if Giants-Redskins refs stopped … – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com

The Star-Ledger – NJ.comFrom the sidelines, Mike Shanahan paced back and forth, eyes bugged, as he hollered at the officials. Justin Tuck held his arms out wide, confused after what…