Night after big win, Sharks fall in Buffalo – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleBUFFALO, N.Y. – On Thursday, the Sharks looked like a refreshed bunch after the Olympic break, skating to a convincing victory in Philadelphia. A night later, it was…

Sabres trade Ryan Miller, Steve Ott to Blues – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe St. Louis Blues boldly pushed to the front of the Stanley Cup contenders line by acquiring goalie Ryan Miller and super pest Steve Ott from the Buffalo Sabres…

Analysis: Ryan Miller trade could set off chain reaction – NHL.com

NHL.comThe Buffalo Sabres made the 2014 NHL Trade Deadline a lot more interesting in one fell swoop Friday night. As expected, the Sabres moved one of the biggest assets on…

Blackhawks focused on win, not setting – NHL.com

NHL.comCHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks enjoyed themselves practicing under the lights of Soldier Field on Friday night, but they will be more businesslike Saturday. The defending Stanley Cup champions host…

Kyrie Irving records career first triple-double in rout of Jazz – ESPN

ESPNCLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving didn’t need any reminders he was closing in on his first career triple double Friday night. He got plenty of help anyway. “I was trying to…

Rangers Re-Sign Girardi as Trade Deadline Looms – New York Times

New York TimesThe Rangers cleared one elephant from their room Friday, agreeing to terms with defenseman Dan Girardi on a six-year contract extension that keeps their solid defense corps intact.…

Freddy Adu shoots down rumors he’s in talks with NASL side Atlanta Silverbacks – Major League Soccer

Major League SoccerFormer MLS and US national team starlet Freddy Adu shot down rumors Friday that he is in talks to revive his career with the NASL’s Atlanta Silverbacks. Silverbacks…

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) –…

Federer Defeats Djokovic in Dubai Semifinal – ABC News

ABC NewsThird-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic’s chance of defending his Dubai Championships title with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 semifinal win Friday. Federer will be looking for his sixth…

The Fundamentals: Why the Rockets are emerging as championship contenders – SI.com

SI.comHouston, next in line record-wise (along with Portland) behind those four contenders, isn’t trusted in quite the same way. Any claim of the Rockets’ potential for a winning run seems…

Greg Cote: Miami Heat knows how to win; New York Knicks don’t – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comThe difference between the super-functional Heat and the dysfunctional New York Knicks who buffooned to town Thursday night is greater than the obvious answer, which is that one team is…

Pavelski’s hat trick lifts Sharks past Flyers 7-3 – SI.com

SI.comPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Pavelski had a hat trick to move into a tie for second in the NHL in goals and the San Jose Sharks beat the Philadelphia Flyers…

Comic Artist Depicted Superheroes Making Odd Decisions in Winter Olympic … – SI.com

Comic Artist Depicted Superheroes Making Odd Decisions in Winter Olympic …SI.comDuring the Sochi Games, he created a series of impressive sketches featuring the likes of Batman and Wolverine participating in…

Small-school star Jimmy Garoppolo continues to gain admirers – SI.com

SI.comWith the combine having passed into history, the NFL draft’s annual wart-finding season is almost in full bloom. On that front, it has been a particularly brutal week for the…

2014 NFL Mock Draft Database – SI.com

SI.comNFL draft season is upon us, and this year’s class is considered to be one of the most talented in recent memory. From Teddy Bridgewater to Jadeveon Clowney to Jake…

Sammy Watkins Is No Lock as Top-5 Pick in 2014 NFL Draft – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportFormer Clemson Tigers receiver Sammy Watkins is easily one of the top five players in the 2014 NFL draft, but it won’t be shocking if he slides out of…

Report: NFL begins exploring relocation options for Super Bowl – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comIf the bill is signed into law and the Super Bowl has to be moved, Tampa Bay is the most logical choice, according to SI.com. Tampa finished second in voting…

Denver Broncos Mock Draft Tracker – SI.com

Denver Broncos Mock Draft TrackerSI.comWhat will the Denver Broncos do in the 2014 NFL draft? Keep track of all the predictions made in our mock drafts leading up to Round…

Houston Texans Mock Draft Tracker – SI.com

SI.comHouston Texans 2014 NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville. Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville (David E. Klutho/SI). What will the Houston Texans do in the 2014 NFL draft? Keep track of…

Real Madrid thrashes Schalke, Mancini counters Mourinho in UCL – SI.com

SI.comReal Madrid had way too much firepower for Schalke, thrashing the German side 6-1 in the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie Wednesday. Federico Gambarini/DPA/AP. It was a…

FedEx Seemingly Loses a 49ers Super Bowl Game Jersey – SI.com

FedEx Seemingly Loses a 49ers Super Bowl Game JerseySI.comFedEx has lost track of the Super Bowl XLVII game jersey of Nate Stupar, a linebacker who is now with the Jaguars,…

NFL Combine’s winners and losers – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeINDIANAPOLIS — Two months of training and four days of testing are now in the books after the NFL Scouting Combine concluded Tuesday with defensive backs performing on-field drills.…

2014 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 – SI.com

SI.comBridgewater is still here because he’s the best quarterback in this draft and the one most ready to step into an NFL lineup. The Texans have the pieces in place…

Andrew Lawrence>INSIDE THE NFL – SI.com

Andrew Lawrence>INSIDE THE NFLSI.comNow the NFL figures prominently in his post-college plans. Early impressions, though, have been mixed. At the Senior Bowl coaches raved about his quick first step and…

Bradley Roby, Phillip Gaines sprint into spotlight on NFL combine’s final day – SI.com

SI.comHere’s one way: find a cornerback like Justin Gilbert to draft. The 6-foot Oklahoma State product dominated DB drills in Indianapolis, racing through the 40 in 4.37 seconds and following…

Cassius Clay’s win over Sonny Liston 50 years ago dubbed “moment when the … – CBS News

CBS NewsCassius Clay was not a complete unknown. He had won a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics, but no one had any idea that the 22-year-old boxer stepping into…

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,…

Sam fails to impress on the field at Combine – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsMichael Sam — who is hoping to become the first openly gay player in NFL history — made a good impression during his media press conference on…

2014 NFL Combine: Five takeaways from Monday – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comAlmost lost among the constant conversation surrounding what defensive end Jadeveon Clowney did and didn’t do at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday, were notable performances by several other defenders, including…

2014 NFL combine: Clowney posts 4.47-second unofficial 40 time – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comINDIANAPOLIS — Question his work ethic, but South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney put to rest any lingering doubts about his straight-line speed Monday morning with a 4.47-second unofficial time…

Michael Sam hopes to get past ‘gay’ label and just play football – SI.com

SI.comMake no mistake, there is not yet consensus within the NFL on Sam’s skill level or if he has enough size and potential to warrant a draft slot or a…

In extending Brett Gardner, Yankees get a rare bargain – SI.com

SI.comBrett Gardner slashed .273/.344/.416 in a bounce-back season for the Yankees in 2013. (Michael Dwyer/AP). When the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million free-agent deal back in…

NFL draft: Jadeveon Clowney says he wants to be one of greatest of all time – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)His early morning flight out of Columbia, S.C. was delayed a few hours, so he called to see if he could get a direct flight out of Charlotte,…

Dana White: Rousey’s next opponent unclear; Zingano, Davis favored over … – MMAjunkie.com

MMAjunkie.comLAS VEGAS – The UFC had a fight queued up for women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey immediately following her second title defense at UFC 168. But after her latest defense…

With Syracuse Battling, It Is Boeheim Who Loses His Cool – New York Times

New York TimesDURHAM, N.C. — Forward C. J. Fair had never played at Cameron Indoor Stadium before Saturday night. Point guard Tyler Ennis had never dribbled on Coach K Court.…