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 … Read More

Federer knocks out defending champion Djokovic in Dubai –

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) – … Read More

Mock draft 2.0: Jadeveon Clowney to Texans, Johnny Manziel goes No. 8 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith the annual NFL scouting combine complete, USA TODAY Sports’ Nate Davis re-assesses this year’s rookie prospects with a new mock draft: 1. Houston Texans — Jadeveon Clowney, DE, … Read More

Robinson Cano, Lloyd McClendon bond in Seattle – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPEORIA, Ariz. – During his free-agent negotiations with the Seattle Mariners, Robinson Cano inquired about what kind of help he would get in trying to turn around the flagging … Read More

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

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Sorting the Combine Pile: The Jadeveon Clowney show –

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Justin Bieber Goes Indoor Karting With His Friends—Get the Details – E! Online

E! OnlineJustin Bieber is continuing to enjoy his time in Atlanta. A source tells E! News exclusively that the 19-year-old pop star had a “great time” when he visited Andretti … Read More

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 — … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

In women’s hockey gold-medal game, Canada hands US a loss that will be hard … – Washington Post

Washington PostPhotos: View Photo Gallery: Nordic combined, men’s ski cross and women’s hockey highlight the day. SOCHI, Russia — Victory was close enough to start clock-watching, to sneak a peek … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

UPDATE 3-Olympics-Snowboarding-Vaultier edges Olyunin to take cross gold – Reuters

Reuters(Adds quotes). * Vaultier edges Olyunin for gold. * American Deibold wins bronze. * World champion Pullin crashes out early. By Nick Mulvenney. ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – … Read More

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 … Read More

Craig Kimbrel agrees to $42 million contract with Braves – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves added to their extensive wave of long-term deals with their young stars on Sunday by agreeing to a $42 million, four-year contract … Read More

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

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 … Read More

‘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 … Read More

‘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 … Read More

Craig Kimbrel and Atlanta Braves Agree on 4-Year Contract – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportReads. 0. Comments. All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Braves on a new four-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration in the process. The team made … Read More

Craig Kimbrel agrees to 4-year deal – ESPN

ESPNThe Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with Craig Kimbrel on a four-year contract worth $42 million, avoiding salary arbitration with the All-Star closer. Kimbrel gets a $1 million signing … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

Sochi Winter Olympics, Feb. 15 – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarJulio Cortez — AP USA forward T.J. Oshie scores a shoo out goal against Russia goaltender Sergei Bobrovski during overtime of a men’s ice hockey game at the … Read 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. … Read More

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 … Read More