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Nebraska-Wisconsin thriller began with on-court marriage proposal – Yahoo Canada Sports (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The mood in Lincoln (Neb.) following the Nebraska Cornhuskers‘ win over No. 9 Wisconsin was pure jubilation. The atmosphere inside the Pinnacle Bank Arena just before tip-off: just as celebratory — thanks to Mike Peltz‘s rousing on-court marriage proposal. After taking the microphone in front of a sellout crowd of 15,998 on Senior Night, Peltz first reiterated some ground rules during his pregame introduction. “You all know the rules and…

Brady Quinn marries gymnast Alicia Sacramone – FOXSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MSN Ad Configuration DEFAULTPG=SPTRF4AP=1089SIZE=300×250 2 COLUMNPG=SPTRF4AP=1089SIZE=300×250 1 COLUMNPG=SPTRF4AP=1089SIZE=300×250 Add another couple to the long list of athlete-athlete marriages. Quarterback Brady Quinn, who has played for the Browns, Broncos, Chiefs, Jets and Rams since coming out of Notre Dame, married Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone over the weekend. Quinn opted for a grey tux, while Sacramone has already updated her Twitter bio to say “Alicia Quinn,” which is the real tell-tale sign…

NATA Releases New Youth Concussion Guidelines For Sports – CBS Local

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CBS Los Angeles (con’t) Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSLA.com/ACA Health News & Information: CBSLA.com/Health Top Features For iPhone and Android CBSLA Text Alerts Follow Us On Twitter WASHINGTON (AP) — As a soccer player growing up in Oklahoma City, Lauren Long earned a college scholarship with an aggressive style of play. But there was a price to pay for her physicality. It came…

Ready or not, Sochi Olympics now on the world stage – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

At 18, American figure skater Gracie Gold is set to become must-see TV at her first Olympics.(Photo: Russell Isabella, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Opening Ceremony is Friday for largest, most expensive Winter Olympics in history With star power down, the USA will need news ones to emerge to make a run at the top of the medal count Despite heavy security, the Games open with the threat of a…

US women’s hockey star: Elusive Olympic gold medal "haunts" team – CBS News

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

When Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight lace up their hockey skates, a gold rush usually follows. As teammates at the University of Wisconsin, the forwards anchored a dominant Badgers team that would win three national titles over four years – the “the golden years,” said Knight, who holds the school record for goals scored. Duggan capped her college career by being named the nation’s top women’s ice hockey player. U.S….

Alpine ski veterans Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso experience Olympics in … – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Photos: View Photo Gallery: The 36-year-old Miller is training for the Sochi Olympics, which would be his fifth Winter Games. KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Between them, they have appeared in seven previous Olympic Games and won eight Olympic medals. No American male skier has earned more medals than Bode Miller, whose five include a surprising and inspiring gold in the super-combined four years ago. No American woman has won more Alpine…

Duck Dynasty stars to sponsor NASCAR race at Texas – SportingNews.com

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

A year ago, Texas Motor Speedway made headlines and stirred up controversy with its NRA sponsorship. Now it has landed another potentially explosive deal, signing Duck Dynasty’s Duck Commander brand as the title sponsor for its April Sprint Cup race. Duck Dynasty stars Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson, Phil Robertson, Miss Kay Robertson and Si Roberton (AP Photo) MORE: Evernham rejoins Hendrick | Earnhardt Jr. must win now | Shepherd to…

The First Winter Olympics – History

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Illustration of ski jumping event at 1924 Winter Olympics (Credit: Getty Images) The snow-covered Alps sparkled in the sunlight that bathed the winter resort of Chamonix, France, on January 25, 1924. In the heart of the alpine village, 258 amateur athletes gathered for the ceremonial opening of the first-ever “International Winter Sports Week,” a frozen athletic festival organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC had actually staged figure…

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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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