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49ers lead Packers at halftime at cold Lambeau Field – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneGREEN BAY, Wis. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a history -– albeit a short one -– of terrorizing the Green Bay Packers with his athleticism and versatility. Kaepernick is again showcasing those strengths this afternoon at Lambeau …49ers beat weather, Packers in NFC wild-card victorySan Jose Mercury NewsPackers vs. 49ers 2014 […]

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Packers’ owners share civic pride – in the stands – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleGreen Bay, Wis. –. I hung out with the owner of the Green Bay Packers on Saturday morning. We talked franchise history, matchups, revenue streams. And then she gave me a home-baked Christmas cookie. And some advice about how to keep my feet warm.Packers, 49ers battling brutal cold at Lambeau FieldChicago TribuneCB Carlos […]

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No Chris Paul, no playoffs? – ESPN

ESPNThe mildly disappointing season of the Los Angeles Clippers hit another road bump Friday when MVP candidate Chris Paul went down with a separated right shoulder. The timetable for Paul’s return is three to five weeks, though Clippers coach Doc Rivers …Tiago Splitter injury: Right shoulder sprain will ‘definitely’ sideline Spurs big manSB NationRecap: San […]

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Texas gets its guy in Strong – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleAUSTIN – After being kept waiting for more than 24 hours while Louisville’s Charlie Strong weighed an offer to become Texas’ head football coach, the Longhorns ended Saturday knowing they have their man. With Louisville confirming to multiple outlets …Charlie Strong to be announced as Texas coach SundayUSA TODAYWATCH LIVE: Tom Jurich Press Conference […]

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Raptors-Heat Preview – CBC.ca

CBC.caThe Miami Heat may own 13 straight wins over the Toronto Raptors, but they know two November victories in the series don’t mean much now. The Heat will be out to end the new-look Raptors’ five-game win streak Sunday night at home. LeBron James …Heat rally, down Magic 110-94USA TODAYHeat at Magic | Sat., Jan. […]

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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck saves day — but was it a lucky play? – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesDid a lucky bounce, or play, help quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts win their first-round playoff game Saturday when they staged the second-biggest comeback in NFL playoff history? Think again. Sometimes you make your own luck, and …Sorting the Saturday Pile: Comeback Colts top Chiefs in epic styleCBSSports.comChiefs vs. Colts, 2014 […]

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Alex Smith’s stellar performance made the wrong kind of history – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for four touchdowns, no interceptions and more than 350 yards in Saturday’s 45-44 wild-card loss to the Indianapolis Colts. It was a historic performance for all the wrong reasons. Alex Smith is the first QB in …Colts show mettle, maturity in victoryABC NewsThe Chiefs’ playoff curse is […]

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Quick returns as Kings edge Canucks – Reuters

ReutersQuick returns as Kings edge Canucks. LOS ANGELES — After suffering though a season-long five game losing streak, the Los Angeles Kings got back on track at home with the help of a returning All-Star. Goaltender Jonathan Quick made 27 saves after a 24 …Jonathan Quick’s return triumphant for KingsLos Angeles TimesQuick wins in return, […]

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VIDEOS/GIF: Irish’s Pat Connaughton dunks on Jabari Parker – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comNotre Dame just earned an absolutely massive win, its biggest of the season, by beating Duke. It was a 79-77 final, punctuated by this absolutely fearless slam by Pat Connaughton on none other than Jabari Parker. Let’s watch the GIF; there’s another video …Notre Dame vs. Duke: No. 7 Blue Devils losers in ACC debutSportingNews.comNotre […]

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Durant carries Thunder to win over Timberwolves – Reuters

ReutersDurant carries Thunder to win over Timberwolves. MINNEAPOLIS — Oklahoma City small forward Kevin Durant wasn’t going to let the Thunder lose a third game in a row. Not with the way he played in the fourth quarter Saturday night. It didn’t matter that …Durant’s 48 Leads Thunder Past WolvesNBA.comThunder’s Durant leads rally past TimberwolvesDuluth […]

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AP sources: Strong tells L’ville he’s off to Texas – Washington Post

Washington PostPeople with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that Louisville coach Charlie Strong has informed Cardinals athletic director Tom Jurich that he is leaving for Texas. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because no official an …Reports: Texas chooses Charlie Strong, who has yet to accept jobPhilly.com all 488 news articles […]

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BCS title game: Gus Malzahn has led Auburn back to the top – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesGus Malzahn coached high school football for 14 years before he became a college assistant in 2006. Eight years later, he has guided Auburn to Monday’s Bowl Championship Series title game against Florida State. Malzahn replaced the fired Gene Chizik …Auburn handles Florida A&M 81-50San Francisco ChronicleFlorida State: In the Title Game Without […]

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Saints-Eagles scoreless after 1st quarter – Washington Post

Washington PostPHILADELPHIA — Two of the league’s most prolific offenses started slow and the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles were scoreless after one quarter in an NFC wild-card playoff game Saturday night. Neither Drew Brees nor Nick Foles could …24F Lincoln Financial, Philadelphia, PACNNSaints vs. Eagles score update: Philadelphia holds narrow 7-6 lead at […]

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Florida State: In the Title Game Without a Test – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalNEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Monday’s college-football national championship is a matchup between one team, Auburn, that survived this season with quadruple-bypass surgery and another team, Florida State, whose trip here was basically a long stroll on the …No gimmicks: Auburn’s Gus Malzahn continues to prove critics wrong after all …al.comBCS title game: Auburn Coach Gus […]

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49ers aren’t ignoring cold, just dealing with it – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleGREEN BAY, Wis. – Two years ago in the playoffs, Justin Smith memorably showed off his strength by rag-dolling Saints 320-pound left tackle Jermon Bushrod back into quarterback Drew Brees. In last season’s playoffs, Smith flashed his toughness by playing …7 things we might see during Sunday’s 49ers-Packers game at freezing LambeauFOXSports.comPackers Fever […]