McIlroy in lead after a big finish – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneRory McIlroy bounced back from a rough start for a 4-under 66 that gave him a one-shot lead Friday in the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic in Palm Beach…

Federer knocks out defending champion Djokovic in Dubai – SI.com

SI.comRoger Federer bounced Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the Dubai semis, and will face Tomas Berdych in the final. Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) –…

Fundraiser with Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, Charlie Baker hits snag, changes … – Boston.com

Boston.comThursday night’s Republican Governors Association fundraiser featuring New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, was initially scheduled for a private home…

Luke Bryan is the poster boy for the new Nashville – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Luke Bryan is the poster boy for the new NashvilleMinneapolis Star TribuneHowever, Dorobiala doesn’t fit Nashville’s new image. In the past two years, a lot of men in the prized…

Sorting the Combine Pile: The Jadeveon Clowney show – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comSeventy two days. That’s how long we’ve got until the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off and we get our next slate of “meaningful” “football” “action” we’ll see for months. I…

Man accused of ‘foot fetish’ crime against boy at Los Angeles skate rink – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Man accused of ‘foot fetish’ crime against boy at Los Angeles skate rinkMinneapolis Star TribuneLOS ANGELES — Police are trying to identify the victims of a 19-year-old Los Angeles roller…

The dispensable kingdom – The Economist (blog)

The Economist (blog)The German chancellor’s one-day visit to London follows days of optimistic briefing from Downing Street that she would help David Cameron in his attempt to placate backbenchers by…

Jim Lange — Original ‘Dating Game’ Host Dies … Dead at 81 – TMZ.com

TMZ.comJim Lange — host of “The Dating Game” — one of the biggest game-type shows in the history of TV — is dead. Lange was a huge presence on the…

Cameron uses London trip to woo Merkel on EU reform – Reuters UK

Reuters UK‘MOST IMPORTANT PARTNER’. British Foreign Secretary William Hague earlier this week described Germany as London’s “most important partner” when it came to seeking EU reform and the lavish reception…

Justin Bieber shown on CCTV doing push-ups in Miami jail cell – Daily Mail

Daily MailIn new CCTV footage released on Wednesday by the State Attorney’s Office in Miami, the 19-year-old can clearly be seen alongside pal Khalil Amir Sharieff enjoying a spot of…

Smart social media: As important as learning to drive – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneOne effect of working with teens is that I pause whenever I start clucking at some boneheaded thing a teenager has done on social media. One name —…

A green light often biggest obstacle on road to the Academy Awards – Minneapolis Star Tribune

A green light often biggest obstacle on road to the Academy AwardsMinneapolis Star TribuneNEW YORK — This year’s Academy Awards nominees reflect a Hollywood truism: The margin between the dust…

High schools confront social media minefield – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune“It’s really natural for teens to want to be able to express whatever they want without being held accountable for it,” said Shayla Thiel-Stern, an assistant professor at…

Lileks: If we want Super Bowl, let’s give ’em a break – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lileks: If we want Super Bowl, let’s give ’em a breakMinneapolis Star TribuneUnless we give the NFL some tax breaks, we won’t get a Super Bowl. Some legislators say no,…

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors: Live Score and AnalysisBleacher ReportDavid Lee had 28 points and 14 rebounds, Stephen Curry hit a game-tying layup with 3.2 seconds left in regulation…

76ers send Evan Turner to Pacers – ESPN

ESPNThe Indiana Pacers made the biggest move of NBA trade deadline day by shipping their longest-tenured player, forward Danny Granger, in a package to the Philadelphia 76ers that landed them…

Social media use at heart of controversy and protest at Rogers High School – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneBoasts about sexual conquests on a now-deleted Web page could trigger felony charges against a popular Rogers High School student athlete and others, the latest twist in a…

Major-league baseball notes, Feb. 16 – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleCraig Kimbrel saw the growing list of young Atlanta players committing to long-term deals and decided he wanted to jump on board. The Braves on Sunday agreed to…

NBC Olympics host Bob Costas to return to Winter Games primetime coverage … – kjrh.com

kjrh.comAfter nearly a week sidelined by an eye infection, NBC Olympics host Bob Costas is set to return to primetime coverage. NBC announced Sunday that Costas would be back at…

‘Lego Movie’ on top again over heavy competition in holiday weekend – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times“The Lego Movie” outplayed four high-profile newcomers over the Presidents Day weekend to wind up on top of the box office for the second consecutive week with a…

‘Gravity’ scoops prizes including best British film at UK academy awards – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneLONDON — Space thriller “Gravity” was named best British movie at the British Academy Film Awards Sunday, taking the first trophy of the night. The special-effects extravaganza also…

Olympians’ social media messages sometimes come directly from sponsors – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Olympians’ social media messages sometimes come directly from sponsorsMinneapolis Star TribuneSOCHI, Russia — Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts…

Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, teammates crash in Sprint Unlimited – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart’s return to racing ended in a wreck. A brutal nine-car crash forced a red flag and an 11-minute delay in the Sprint Unlimited,…

Lu advances to semi-final in US – Taipei Times

Taipei TimesLu Yen-hsun hits a shot to Alex Kuznetsov during their quarter-final of the US National Indoor Tennis Championships at the Racquet Club in Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday. Photo: EPA.…

TJ Oshie leads USA to thrilling shootout win over Russia – USA TODAY

USA TODAYT.J. Oshie was named to Team USA partly because of his prowess in the shootout. That paid off when he put on a show in the shootout to beat…

Social Media Today: Gender Changes, Fan-In-Chief, #OpenInPHL – KYW Newsradio

KYW NewsradioYou don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore, the social network is giving users new options. Androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual are just…

Las Vegas Sands Cites Progress on Sites After Hacker Attack – Bloomberg

BloombergVisitors to casino websites in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania and Macau, China, at first received an error message. The company kept the sites down yesterday, with messages saying they were undergoing…

5 neat things about Paper, FB’s new FB killer – HLNtv.com

HLNtv.comIt’s throwback day at Facebook! Not only is the juggernaut timesucker celebrating its 10th birthday Tuesday, it’s also celebrating being called “cool” again for roughly the first time since its…

Houston raid part of multistate human smuggling case – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleTeams of federal immigration agents launched a tri-state human trafficking crackdown in southwest Houston by raiding two employment agencies in the Chinatown area, the alleged center of a large…

Stars turn out to salute MusiCares person of the year Carole King – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneLOS ANGELES — Carole King’s gift as a songwriter is all about connection — friends, lovers, strangers experiencing deep emotions not often exposed to each other. Over the…

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…

Howard and Harden Lead Rockets Over Kings 119-98 – ABC News

ABC NewsDwight Howard didn’t think he was aggressive enough in Houston’s two losses to Sacramento this season and vowed to attack from the beginning when the Rockets faced the Kings…

Philanthropists pick up San Francisco’s $105000 tab for staging ‘Batkid’ fantasy – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneMiles Scott, 5, is greeted as he arrives at City Hall in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Miles is a leukemia survivor from Tulelake in Siskiyou…

Super Bowl sends Seahawks, Broncos to bitter cold – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Seahawks and Broncos will head to East Rutherford, New Jersey for the first Super Bowl ever in a cold weather city’s open air stadium. Loading… Post to Facebook.…

Patrick Reed wins Humana Challenge, following string of 63s with a 71 – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneAfter shooting three consecutive 9-under 63s to open a seven-stroke lead, Patrick Reed had a 1-under 71 on Sunday at PGA West’s to beat Ryan Palmer by two…