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Feb 16, 2013

Now a basketball player? You must be Usain

HOUSTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, do not quit your day job.

The world’s fastest man played in a celebrity basketball game on Friday in the run-up to Sunday’s NBA All-Star game and failed to impress the crowd — or himself — with his skills.

Bolt hit one of five shots, missed both of his free throws and totalled just two points in 29 minutes. The only shot the sixt-times Olympic champion made was a dunk.

Feb 15, 2013

Payton, Heinsohn and Hardaway named Hall of Fame finalists

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Nine-time NBA All-Star guard Gary Payton, two-time NBA-winning coach Tom Heinsohn and smooth shooting point guard Tim Hardaway were named on Friday among the 12 finalists for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Among those also named as first-time finalists were three-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Coach of the Year Sylvia Hatchell, WNBA All-Star guard Dawn Staley and six-time NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond.

Feb 12, 2013

Sanderson saddened by IOC wrestling vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former champion Cael Sanderson said on Tuesday he was saddened wrestling was on the Olympic chopping block but remained optimistic the sport would ultimately remain in the Games.

“Wrestling and the Olympics go hand-in-hand,” he told Reuters in a telephone interview. “When you start taking the original sports away from the Olympics, you really change what the Olympic Games are.

Feb 12, 2013

Olympics-Sanderson saddened by IOC wrestling vote

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Former champion Cael Sanderson said on Tuesday he was saddened wrestling was on the Olympic chopping block but remained optimistic the sport would ultimately remain in the Games.

“Wrestling and the Olympics go hand-in-hand,” he told Reuters in a telephone interview. “When you start taking the original sports away from the Olympics, you really change what the Olympic Games are.

Feb 7, 2013

It is back to work for the Ravens’ Harbaugh

OWINGS MILLS, Maryland (Reuters) – Just days after winning the Super Bowl and being hailed as a hero by several hundred thousand fans, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh is already preparing for next season.

“We talk to our team about, ‘We’ve got to improve,’” Harbaugh told reporters on Thursday. “We have to get better next year as a football team, just like we always do.

Feb 5, 2013

Ravens’ Lewis delights fans with dance at Super Bowl parade

BALTIMORE (Reuters) – Thousands of fans attending a parade honoring the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens were treated to one last dance by future Hall of Famer Ray Lewis.

For 17 National Football League (NFL) seasons Lewis’s pre-game dance got Ravens fans fired up and it was no different on Tuesday when he delighted them with his signature moves at M&T Bank Stadium.

Feb 4, 2013

Analysis: Mild-mannered Flacco lets his arm do the talking

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Joe Flacco put an exclamation point on his amazing playoff run and proved he belongs in the fraternity of the National Football League’s elite quarterbacks by leading the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl title.

After out-duelling Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady to reach the Super Bowl, Flacco proved to be the steady hand in a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Feb 4, 2013

Ravens survive 49ers rally, power outage to win Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The Baltimore Ravens survived a furious second-half rally by San Francisco and a momentum-sapping power outage at the Superdome to defeat the gritty 49ers 34-31 in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

A Super Bowl-record 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Jacoby Jones to open the second half gave the Ravens a 28-6 but the 49ers scored 17 straight points after a 35-minute power outage and nearly pulled off a stunning comeback.

Feb 4, 2013

Ravens lead 49ers 21-6 at halftime of Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes to give the Baltimore Ravens a commanding 21-6 halftime lead over the turnover-prone San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Flacco found Jacoby Jones on a spectacular 56-yard scoring strike on the first play after the two-minute warning to put the Ravens comfortably in front.

Feb 3, 2013

Redskins’ Griffin, Panthers’ Kuechly win awards as top rookies

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Quarterback Robert Griffin III, who led the Washington Redskins to their first division title since 1999, was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year on Saturday.

Linebacker Luke Kuechly, who led the NFL in tackles (164) and started all 16 games for the Carolina Panthers, grabbed the award for defensive rookies.