Earnhardt Jr. leads Phoenix Cup Practice 1 – Rotoworld.com

Rotoworld.comDale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Chevrolet SS) leads the first practice for the Sprint Cup The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. A lap of 138.723 mph was…

LeBron, Heat Keep Knicks Falling – ESPN

ESPNThe Heat outscored New York 23-3 over the final 7:02 of the third and won their sixth straight. The Heat shot 61 percent, while the Knicks shot 37 percent. No…

Jamie Benn paces Dallas as Stars move into 8th spot in West – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)The Canadian Olympian had a goal and two assists to lead Dallas to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Kari Lehtonen made 29 saves for…

LeBron James makes masked debut – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comheat notebook. Miami Heat’s LeBron James makes masked debut. By Joseph Goodman The Miami Herald. Get Adobe Flash player. LeBron James shows off his protective mask during Thursday’s game against…

Recap: Nashville vs. Tampa Bay – News & Observer

News & ObserverNashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Patric Hornqvist scored with 6:04 remaining and the Nashville Predators rallied past the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, in the first game back from the…

Adjustments For LeBron – ESPN

ESPNLeBron James started Thursday night for the Miami Heat, his first game since suffering a broken nose against the Oklahoma City Thunder last week. James had been listed as a…

No. 8 Villanova shakes off sluggish 1st half, cruises past lowly Butler 67-48 – Fox News

Fox NewsVILLANOVA, Pa. – Butler kept its beloved mascot, Blue III, home. The Bulldogs seemed to leave their offense behind, as well. Darrun Hilliard and James Bell scored 11 points…

Baseball-Angels reward young Trout with million-dollar salary – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneFeb 26 (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Angels agreed to a record $1 million, one-year contract for 22-year-old center fielder Mike Trout on Wednesday, setting a positive tone for…

Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportDwight Howard scored 25 points, James Harden added 23 and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 115-112 victory over the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on Sunday night.…

LeBron James leads win over Thunder with 33, leaves bloodied – ESPN

ESPNOKLAHOMA CITY — LeBron James scored 33 points before leaving in the fourth quarter with a bloody nose and the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-81 on Thursday…

Mental blocker – ESPN

ESPNWHILE PREPARING FOR the NFL combine on Feb. 22, I worked hundreds of hours on my 40-yard dash, 225-pound bench press, 20-yard shuttle and other drills, hoping that better results…

Russia survives Norway, advances to face Finland – ESPN

ESPNBut this imperfect, top-heavy Russian team faces incalculable pressure in Sochi, with everyone from President Vladimir Putin on down eagerly anticipating a medal run in the nation’s first home Winter…

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,…

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.…

How Instagram took over New York Fashion Week – The Verge

The VergeFashion Week was once the sole purview of the elite. Celebrities, socialites, and editors of powerful magazines like Vogue would descend on New York to get first-looks at what…

Baseball’s biggest free agents, team by team – News & Observer

Baseball’s biggest free agents, team by teamNews & ObserverThe man they called “Cobra” was a two-time All-Star with the Reds, and when he was traded to Oakland after the 1987…

Kevin Durant, Thunder send Lakers to record 7th straight home loss – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — For three quarters, the Los Angeles Lakers tempted the sellout crowd at Staples Center into believing they would pull off one of the most improbable upsets of…

Danica Patrick brushes off Petty jab, says she gives her all every race – Orlando Sentinel

Orlando SentinelDAYTONA BEACH — Shaking off comments by Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty this past week that questioned her abilities, Danica Patrick said, “Everybody is entitled to their own…

LeBron James’ 36 points, last-second 3-pointer lift Heat past Warriors – ESPN

ESPNOAKLAND, Calif. — With one eye on the defense and the other on the clock, LeBron James let the time tick down before carrying the Miami Heat into the All-Star…

New York Fashion Week: Chaos on the Runway – Businessweek

BusinessweekDespite its glitz, buzz, and Instagram potential, New York Fashion Week (Feb. 6 to Feb. 13) has deceptively simple business goals. Designers spend as much as $1 million to stage…

Beckham, MLS to reveal plans for Miami team – Sun-Sentinel

Sun-SentinelAmid reports that Major League Soccer has awarded a franchise to David Beckham, the soccer legend will reveal progress toward locating the team in Miami during a downtown news conference…

The Stern-Silver handoff is a distinct shift in style for NBA commissioner – News & Observer

News & ObserverPHOENIX — There are two kinds of bosses: The ones you work for and the ones you work with. Outgoing NBA commissioner David Stern made sure underlings knew…

New York set to weather dire predictions – News & Observer

New York set to weather dire predictionsNews & ObserverScott Says. New York set to weather dire predictions. By Scott Fowler. [email protected] 1, 2014. 2014-02-01T00:01:35Z. By Scott Fowler The_Charlotte_Observer. Facebook Twitter…

Parise will captain US Olympic team – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comColorado Springs, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise on Friday was named captain of the United States men’s ice hockey team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Parise served…

San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportIf the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets meet in the playoffs, hopefully it won’t be under these circumstances. The Rockets topped the Spurs, 97-90, rallying back from an…

Looking back (and forward) when the Mac was 10 – ZDNet

ZDNetSummary: A MacWEEK special report in January, 1994 looked at the first decade of Macintosh as well as what the future might hold for the platform. At times it’s nostalgic…

Apple’s Mac still influences, 30 years after debut – News & Observer

News & Observer1998 The new iMac personal computer, a futuristic translucent machine sporting a built-in monitor is photographed. In 1998, Apple came out with its first iMac. PCs at the…

Sun glare on ice delays outdoor game – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — The start of Sunday’s Stadium Series game between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils was postponed because of the glare on the ice at…

Brewers say no deal yet with Matt Garza – News & Observer

News & ObserverThe Milwaukee Brewers made that clear Thursday night when they took the unusual step of issuing a statement to contradict various reports that the team had a four-year,…

Analysis: NASCAR qualifying change good for fans, TV – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNASCAR delivered a TKO to its old qualifying format Wednesday, a move that will generate far more excitement and interest for its time trial days this season. For a…

“Ride Along” Comedy Breaks Box Office Records – WorstPreviews.com

WorstPreviews.com“Ride Along” comedy, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, turned in the best performance of all-time for the Martin Luther King Jr box office weekend. Costing only $25 million to…

Sundance film features ‘Sue’ dinosaur found in SD – News & Observer

News & ObserverRAPID CITY, S.D. — A documentary film showing this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, features “Sue” the dinosaur. KOTA-TV reports (bit.ly/1eKqayp ) that…

Football loss a loss for fashion, too: Philip Rivers’ bolo loses mojo – News & Observer

News & ObserverSan Diego’s loss to Denver last weekend could signal an even greater loss in the fashion world: the bandwagon bolo tie trend. Former N.C. State and current San…

What to Watch on Sunday: The Golden Globes, a new McConaughey series on … – News & Observer

News & ObserverFrom left, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star in the new HBO drama “True Detective.” HBO. True Detective (9pm, HBO) – The premiere of a critically acclaimed new…

Panthers’ Steve Smith doesn’t want this to end, so he will try to play – News & Observer

News & ObserverCHARLOTTE — I thought Steve Smith looked quick Thursday. The ground at Carolina’s practice field wasn’t as hard as it was Wednesday. And during the segment of practice…