|_______________||1 || DeRozan faces two-game layoff |
Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan faces at least two games on the sidelines after spraining his right ankle against the Phoenix Suns, his team confirmed Tuesday. DeRozan, Toronto's leading scorer this season, was injured in the defeat to Phoenix when he stepped on another player's foot. "When it rains, it pours sometimes," said DeRozan, who is averaging 27.9 points per game for the Raptors this season.
|1h 31min 13sec ago|
|_______________||2 || Day in no hurry to join golfer's 59 club |
World number one Jason Day says he is in no hurry to join the elite band of golfers to break 60 -- and insists winning titles will remain his priority. An electrifying start to the year on the PGA Tour has seen two players duck under 60 already, with Justin Thomas posting only the seventh 59 in tour history at the Sony Open before Adam Hadwin emulated the feat last week at La Quinta in California. Day however said carding a 59 was not a high career priority as he heads into this week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course outside San Diego.
|3h 24min 37sec ago|
|_______________||3 || PepsiCo using Super Bowl to launch new premium water brand |
Fox, which will broadcast the game in the United States, has been commanding $5 million from advertisers for a 30-second commercial, according to Fox Sports President Eric Shanks. The Super Bowl, to be played on Feb. 5, is expected to draw more than 100 million viewers. PepsiCo did not reveal how much it was spending on the 30-second spot, which will be the new brand's first television commercial.
|3h 38min 33sec ago|
|_______________||4 || Brady says Patriots 'brainwashed' to shut out distractions |
(Reuters) - Few teams have faced controversy over recent years to the extent of the New England Patriots, and none have enjoyed their measure of success, which quarterback Tom Brady credits to "brainwashing" by coach Bill Belichick. Brady, who has won four Super Bowl rings with Belichick and will be playing in his seventh NFL title game on Feb. 5 against the Atlanta Falcons, said the culture cultivated by the coach required players to block out distractions and focus on the job. Just believing in yourself and not making excuses," Brady said on his weekly WEEI radio appearance on the Kirk and Callahan Show.
|3h 54min 13sec ago|
|_______________||5 || Frustrated LeBron bemoans Cavs organization |
LeBron James has vented his frustration with the Cleveland Cavaliers' threadbare playing resources following the team's latest defeat. The defeat was the Cavs' sixth in their past 10 games, and followed a 126-91 rout by the Golden State Warriors last week and a 118-115 overtime loss to San Antonio at the weekend. James, who has never been unafraid to publicly speak out about his dissatisfaction with team issues, said recent results were unacceptable.
|4h 38min 44sec ago||
|_______________||6 || Roethlisberger unsure of future, considering retirement |
(The Sports Xchange) - Ben Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday that he is not ready to commit to playing next season after the Pittsburgh Steelers' 36-17 loss to the New England Patriots last Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. The two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowler implied in the radio interview that he is considering retirement. "I'm going to take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options," Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan.
|6h 27min 3sec ago|