Tcherezov, Hauswald win World Cup mass starts (AP)
Ivan Tcherezov of Russia shot cleanly Sunday to win a men’s 15-kilometer biathlon World Cup race, and Simone Hauswald of Germany won the women’s event despite two misses. The 29-year-old Tcherezov finished in 40 minutes, 10.1 seconds to beat Christoph Sumann of Austria by 26.3 seconds. Overall World Cup leader Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway was third, cutting his lead over Sumann to just…
Kramer, Sablikova successfully defend titles (AP)
Sven Kramer won the men’s 10,000-meter race Sunday to successfully defend his title at the World Allround Speedskating Championships. Martina Sablikova also defended her women’s 5,000 title, finishing in 6 minutes, 50.98 seconds to top the standings. Kramer won the race in 12 minutes, 57.97 seconds to become the first speedskater to earn four straight allround titles.
Norway’s Northug, Bjoergen win last World Cup race (AP)
Double Olympic champion Petter Northug of Norway ended his impressive season by winning the last cross country race of the World Cup calendar Sunday. The 23-year old Norwegian won the 15-kilometer handicap race in 44 minutes, 30.8 seconds, entering the ski stadium in Falun with a big enough lead to slow down and wave to the cheering crowd.
Lindsey Vonn returns to US to new level of fame (AP)
One of the world’s most dominant athletes finally gets recognized on the streets of New York. Her triumphant ski season over, Lindsey Vonn returned to her home country to discover a strange new phenomenon. “I get that in Europe, but it’s so bizarre — and great, though — to experience that in the U.S.,” Vonn told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Lions WR Johnson keeps faith in club (AP)
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson believes in what he can’t see. “You always have to have faith things are going to get better,” Johnson said Thursday. “You can’t get down and think things won’t get better or they definitely won’t.” Detroit won just two games last season after going winless the previous year, the first time that’s happened to any NFL…
New testing for Mayweather-Mosley
Floyd Mayweather Jr and Shane Mosley agree to undergo Olympic-style drug testing for their 1 May fight.
Thomas ends slump, gives Bruins SO win (AP)
Tim Thomas picked up more at the Olympics than a silver medal and a dozen minutes of ice time. The U.S. backup once again looked like the goalie who won the 2009 Vezina Trophy on Thursday night, returning from a slump that left him on two different teams’ benches to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in a shootout.
Bucks win again, rout Wade-less Heat (AP)
With or without Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat are no match for the Milwaukee Bucks this season. The Bucks drubbed Wade’s supporting cast for their sixth consecutive victory Saturday, beating the Heat 94-71. Milwaukee is 3-0 this year against Miami, winning by a total of 50 points. The Bucks are assured of taking the season series for the first time in seven years.
Harvick wins Nationwide race at Las Vegas (AP)
Kevin Harvick overcame a pair of horrendous pit stops to win the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Randolph’s 31 and 25 power Grizzlies (AP)
Zach Randolph overwhelmed them with his scoring and rebounding. Tracy McGrady lasted 15 minutes before calling it a night. Good thing all the New York Knicks’ moves are for the future. Because if they were about the present, all of them backfired Saturday night. Randolph had 31 points and a career-high 25 rebounds against his former team, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Knicks 120-109 to tie a…
Derrick Rose’s 3D magazine cover
FadeAway, the United Kingdom’s biggest and only basketball magazine, have taken their print game to the next level by publishing their latest issue, featuring Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose(notes), in 3D: I know what you’re thinking, and yes — it comes with the glasses, Beyonce. Relax.via Pippen Ain’t Easy, Docksquad Sports
Barry Bonds’ wife files for divorce (AP)
Court records show Barry Bonds’ wife of 12 years has filed for divorce in Los Angeles. Liz Watson filed to end the couple’s marriage on Thursday. She cited irreconcilable differences, and documents state the couple have already reached a settlement agreement. Details of the agreement were not included in the initial filing.