News archive from 20 April 2014

Did Manning's meeting with Saban cross the line?

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Peyton Manning's never-ending quest to hone his game and Nick Saban's desire to decipher fast-paced offenses led to a recent meeting that the Crimson Tide coach called mutually beneficial. It also might have violated NFL rules...

 
Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats: Who has the edge?

Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats: Who has the edge?

A look at which team has the edge at each position in the Miami Heat’s first-round series against the Charlotte Bobcats: Point guard Three years after willing UConn to the NCAA title, Kemba Walker (17.7 ppg, 2.6 assist-to-turnover ratio) is...

 

Observations from the Flyers-Rangers series

Aiding Emery The Flyers need to give goalie Ray Emery much more support than in the opener, when he was their best player and New York spent a huge majority of the game in the offensive end. Special teams New York dominated the special-teams battle in...

 

Ducks have an edge with Perry and Getzlaf

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- If the Ducks are to make a legitimate run at a Stanley Cup, they'll need Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry to be heard from often and repeatedly in this postseason. Getzlaf and Perry, the Ducks' twin terrors for whomever they play...

 

Auburn spent $3.13 million on BCS trip

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's trip to the BCS championship game cost $3.13 million, mostly for transportation and meals. The university released a breakdown of expenses Saturday in response to open records requests. The Tigers lost 34-31 to Florida State...

 

Union, Dynamo play to 0-0 tie

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo played to a 0-0 tie Saturday. For the Union (1-2-5), it was their fourth tie in five games. The Dynamo (2-3-1) are winless in their last four. Houston outshot Philadelphia 12-1 in the first...

 
Mr Speaker wins Coolmore Lexington Stakes

Mr Speaker wins Coolmore Lexington Stakes

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Mr Speaker took charge down the stretch to win the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday and earn 10 points toward the Kentucky Derby, but will be a spectator to the Triple Crown. With just 17 total points at...

 

2013-14 finals loss left Spurs sad and mad about what they could've had

SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs have the momentum of 62 regular-season victories and the confidence of having beating their first-round playoff opponent, Dallas, nine straight times. But are they also lugging potentially cumbersome emotional baggage into...

Dallas News, 19:10 in Sport
 
Marshall leads Auburn 1st team to rout of 2nd team

Marshall leads Auburn 1st team to rout of 2nd team

AUBURN, Ala. -- Nick Marshall threw four touchdowns in two quarters as Auburn's first team routed its second team 58-3 on Saturday in a spring football game. Marshall, the Tigers' starter last season who occasionally struggled through the air,...

 

Jimenez leads Langer by 1 shot in Greater Gwinnett

DULUTH, Ga. -- Miguel Angel Jimenez, extending his impressive Champions Tour debut, shot 2-under 70 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Bernhard Langer into the final round of the Greater Gwinnett Championship. Jimenez and...

 
Stars home, ready for return of playoffs to Dallas

Stars home, ready for return of playoffs to Dallas

DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars are back home after a week on the road, where they lost twice to Anaheim to start a first-round playoff series. Tyler Seguin and Co. have an extra day of rest before their fans get their first playoff game in Dallas in...

 

Mavericks at Spurs, Game 1: Don't doubt Dirk will deliver; taking series opener is critical

Noon, AT&T Center Ch. 21/TNT; KESN-FM (103.3), KFLC-AM (1270 in Spanish). Scouting the Mavericks If you doubt that Dirk Nowitzki will step up his game, beware. His 25.9-point playoff scoring average ranks eighth all-time and third among active...

Dallas News, 19:18 in Sport
 
Alabama defense dominates spring game

Alabama defense dominates spring game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Blake Sims' bid to replace AJ McCarron as Alabama's starting quarterback hit a snag Saturday afternoon when the Crimson Tide defense dominated the annual A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Playing with the offensive starters on...

 

Recap: Chicago vs. New England

Bridgeview, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Juan Luis Anangono failed to convert a penalty kick in stoppage time as the Chicago Fire had to settle for a sixth straight draw in a 1-1 deadlock with the New England Revolution on Saturday at Toyota Park. Quincy...

 

Quigg stops Munyai to keep WBA super-bantam title

MANCHESTER, England -- Scott Quigg of Britain retained his WBA super-bantamweight title by stopping substitute Tshifhiwa Munyai of South Africa in the second round on Saturday. Quigg dropped Munyai with a left in the opening round, and referee Howard...

 

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