Non-Stop: Bring back the Liam Neeson who likes to wreak vengeance – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailNo one beats the living hell out of bad guys so thoroughly enjoyably on screen as Liam Neeson. It makes no sense, but there it is. The…

Tiger Woods struggles to 1-over 71 in first round of Honda Classic – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comTiger Woods didn’t do much on the first day of the Honda Classic. (Getty Images). More Golf: Leaderboard | Rankings | Schedule | Equipment | FedEx Cup | Masters 2014.…

Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNearly three-quarters of a century before the film “12 Years a Slave,” a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting…

Oscars pit gravitas of ‘Slave’ against pull of ‘Gravity’ – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – To historian Brenda Stevenson, a scholar on American slavery, “12 Years a Slave” is a masterful cinematic work that achieves more than any other film on…

Cleveland among eight contenders to host 2016 Republican National Convention – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerCLEVELAND, Ohio — The bids are in — and the city of Cleveland is one of eight contenders to host the Republican National Convention in 2016. Cleveland will…

Griffin: Defense Was Great – ESPN

ESPNThe Clippers won for the sixth time in eight games, converting 20 Houston turnovers into 30 points. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 30th double-double. His…

WATCH LIVE: Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche stream link – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comLos Angeles struggled going into the Olympic break. On Colorado’s side, it’s all about trying to keep a surprisingly strong season going strong. These two teams employ different styles, but…

Kansas City Chiefs 2014 NFL Draft interests tracker – Arrowhead Pride (blog)

Arrowhead Pride (blog)Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports. This is an updating list of players the Kansas City Chiefs have been connected to ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft, whether that’s pro…

Rockets-Clippers Preview – ESPN

ESPNThe Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers have put on a clinic over the last two games. While they’ve also had their way with Houston of late, the surging Rockets are…

Verizon, T-Mobile endorse smartphone ‘kill switch’ effort – PCWorld

PCWorldExecutives with three U.S. mobile carriers have voiced support for an effort in the U.S. Congress to encourage mobile carriers to offer services to customers that would render smartphones and…

The ‘Bachelor’ dumped again, but not by KC’s Nikki Ferrell – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarWarning: This story contains spoilers about Tuesday night’s episode of “The Bachelor.” Keep your besitos to yourself! Andi Dorfman became yet another “Bachelor” contestant to dump Juan Pablo…

Mizzou’s Michael Sam gets put to the test at NFL Combine – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarINDIANAPOLIS — Nearly two weeks to the day after he rocketed into public consciousness by announcing he is gay, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam finally got a chance…

2014 Cowboys free agents: Edgar Jones – ESPN (blog)

2014 Cowboys free agents: Edgar JonesESPN (blog)Summary: Acquired in a trade from Kansas City the week before the season began, Jones played in only seven games with five tackles, three…

After all the hype, NFL prospect Michael Sam’s combine performance was … – Yahoo Canada Sports (blog)

Yahoo Canada Sports (blog)Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam previously said he wanted to be judged only by his athletic performance, not his sexual orientation. If that is the case,…

Chris Harrison on The Bachelor: ‘Essentially, Juan Pablo Was Dumped’ – People Magazine

People MagazineThis week, The Bachelor fans can expect double the episodes and more than double the drama, according to host Chris Harrison, who spoke with PEOPLE Wednesday. Juan Pablo met…

Viva Las Vegas! – Politico

PoliticoConsider the following cities: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. In which city would you like to spend four days in…

Venezuela Streets Blocked as Verbal Bout Heated Before Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergAnti-government protesters blocked streets in Caracas this morning after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders traded insults ahead of a meeting to ease tensions. Demonstrators used tree trunks, sewer…

North Carolina uses second-half surge to defeat fifth-ranked Duke – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarCHAPEL HILL, N.C. — There are any number of ways to explain North Carolina’s 74-66 victory over fifth-ranked Duke, one that had a sea of light blue filling…

Philbin Vows To Have Better Workplace – ESPN

ESPNMiami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin guaranteed Thursday that the team will have a better workplace environment in 2014. A fiery Philbin, who is at the scouting combine in Indianapolis, spoke…

Dwight Howard destroys the Lakers in return and blows their fans a kiss – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDwight Howard played his first game in Los Angeles since since leaving the Lakers for the Houston Rockets, and as expected, fans weren’t exactly happy to see him. The…

Wednesday Tip-Off: How good is Villanova, really? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAT THE WATER COOLER: Villanova has only lost to two teams this season. One of those teams is the No. 1 team in the country. The other team, Big…

How Many Dead Relatives Can NBC Bring Up Before The Olympics Are Through? – Vanity Fair

Vanity FairThose of you thinking that Bob Costas would be the last person you would see crying on the air during these Olympics, good news! Mmmmno. The good news is…

LeBron James rebrands himself as man of the people – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW ORLEANS — The basketball house in Louisiana built by the King was a thing of beauty, a diamond in the rough with shiny hardwood floors, new rims and…

With Dolphins’ bullying inquiry ended, punishment comes next – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarThe NFL investigation into Miami’s locker-room harassment scandal is over, but the fallout for the Dolphins is just beginning. More News. Read more NFL News. The future of…

John Wall, Team East win Sprite Slam Dunk Contest – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJohn Wall threw down the last and best dunk of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Wall led the Eastern Conference to a sweep of the Western Conference in the…

Sochi Winter Olympics, Feb. 15 – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarJulio Cortez — AP USA forward T.J. Oshie scores a shoo out goal against Russia goaltender Sergei Bobrovski during overtime of a men’s ice hockey game at the…

Maryland vs. Duke: Dez Wells, Terps come up just short in final ACC regular … – Washington Post

Washington PostDURHAM, N.C. – Of course it would end this way, nearly 90 years of bitterness compacted into one evening. If the Maryland-Duke rivalry is indeed to be no more,…

Will The Mariners Ever Have A Derek Jeter? – SoDo Mojo

SoDo MojoSep 3, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) hits a 2 run home run against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning…

Mancuso eighth for struggling US ski team – Washington Post

Washington PostU.S. skier Julia Mancuso competes during the Women’s Alpine Skiing super-G at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 15, 2014. (Oliver Morino /…

Jeff Gordon may retire if he wins Sprint Cup – SB Nation

SB NationThe answer is yes, but there is a caveat: Gordon will only seriously contemplate retirement if he were to win the Sprint Cup championship. “I want to get a…

Brad Keselowski discusses life as a champion, trash-talking, Danica Patrick … – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comFOXSports.com sat down with NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski on Wednesday afternoon to talk about a variety of subjects. FOXSports.com: After you won the 2012 Sprint Cup Championship, you said you…

Muzzled? Brad Keselowski says he’s taking advantage of ‘backchannels’ – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Has former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski been “muzzled,” or does he simply have better access to the sport’s decision makers now?…

Yankees captain Derek Jeter announces via Facebook that the 2014 season will … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIt was the Facebook post read ’round the world. Yankees fans probably didn’t “Like” the news of Derek Jeter’s decision to retire after the upcoming season, but…

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…

Team figure skating: USA jumps into medal contention – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia — All that angst was for nothing. Meryl Davis and Charlie White moved the United States off the bubble and right into the medal mix of the…