So Long, Sochi: The Olympic Best and Worst – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comWhen the Olympic flame is extinguished on Sunday night at Fisht Stadium, 98 gold medals will have been awarded, and 2,800 athletes from 89 countries will go home with memories…

Sochi Olympics hockey TV: Oshie builds highlight reel in US-Russia – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMore later on the wild happenings of the Russia-U.S. hockey game, seen on NBC Sports Network during the early-morning of the West Coast. But after all the hype…

Red Wings get big break to beat Kings in shootout – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDETROIT (AP) — Tomas Tatar scored and Jimmy Howard stopped all three shots he faced in a shootout, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the…

Former Pro Bowl safety Darren Sharper arrested on felony charge – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFormer Pro Bowl safety Darren Sharper was arrested Friday in Los Angeles on a felony charge, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website. The 38-year-old Sharper was…

Kings-Thunder Preview – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comKevin Durant is in the midst of one of the most productive scoring stretches of his stellar career. That likely doesn’t bode well for a Sacramento Kings team that’s still…

Durant hangs 54 on Warriors as Thunder wins 127-121 – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleOKLAHOMA CITY — – The Thunder played Thursday night in Houston, and they had to play the back-to-back without All-Star point guard Russell Westbook. But they still had…

Others will cash in, but there’s only one Clayton Kershaw – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMasahiro Tanaka and other ace-quality starters now know the going rate for the best pitcher in baseball is about $30 million a year. Their asking price won’t be nearly…

4-point play: Instant Analysis on Duke-Virginia – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHOW THE BLUE DEVILS WON: Duke was very fortunate to hang on and beat Virginia. Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon, the star of the night for the 20th-ranked Blue Devils, bounced…

Numbers show that Raptors, Rudy Gay better since trade – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhen the Toronto Raptors traded Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings on December 9, the intent was merely to shed long-term salary. But the trade has had the additional…

Serena takes top seed for Australian Open – Sports Network

Sports NetworkMelbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) – The women’s draw for the 2014 Australian Open was released Thursday, with Serena Williams securing the top seed, while two-time reigning champion Victoria Azarenka was…

Wizards vs. Warriors: Washington loses third straight at home, 112-96 to Warriors – Washington Post

Washington PostThe Washington Wizards are about to head out for a three-game road trip and that might be for the best, since being at home has been the worst possible…

4-point play: How Notre Dame upset No. 8 Duke – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHOW THE IRISH WON: There have been quite a few questions about how Notre Dame would adapt to the abrupt dismissal of leading scorer Jerian Grant (for an undisclosed…

4-point play: Cincinnati upsets No. 18 Memphis – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHOW THE BEARCATS WON: Cincinnati has quietly picked up two really nice wins to start its inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference (AAC): a home win vs. Southern…

Nets win in Oklahoma City on Johnson’s final shot – Reuters

ReutersNets win in Oklahoma City on Johnson’s final shot. OKLAHOMA CITY — Joe Johnson is no longer the scoring machine he used to be in his prime. The Brooklyn Nets…

Marchand lifts Bruins to OT win over Preds – Sports Network

Sports NetworkBoston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – Brad Marchand netted the game-winner 54 seconds into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday at…

Super Bowl weather: NJ climatologist ripped for ‘one of the dumbest weather … – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com

Super Bowl weather: NJ climatologist ripped for ‘one of the dumbest weather …The Star-Ledger – NJ.comWith just over a month until the Super Bowl descends on MetLife Stadium, all anyone…

Rangers put Cam Talbot in goal, find relief in 4-1 romp over Wild – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsRANGERS 4, WILD 1. The Rangers’ first regulation win in eight games happened in front of backup goalie Cam Talbot on Sunday night, partially because during the…

UCLA suffers first loss of season, 80-71, to Missouri – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesCOLUMBIA, Mo. — Facing its first real test of the season, No. 18 UCLA came up short on the road, losing to Missouri, 80-71. It was the first…

Alfredsson has goal, assist in return to Ottawa – SI.com

SI.comOTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Daniel Alfredsson scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in his return to Ottawa, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the host Senators 4-2 on…