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  • 'Peyton's the closest to me'

    January 31, 2014 3:58 PM 19

    Are unprecedented passing numbers hollow without multiple Super Bowl rings adorning your fist? Do you really belong in the same sentence with Joe Montana, John Elway and Tom Brady? Does your legacy hang in the balance based on the outcome of one game? Manning has been hearing some version of these questions all week during the hype-up to Super Bowl XLVIII

  • Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan selected as Eastern Conference all-star reserve

    January 31, 2014 12:26 PM 14

    DeRozan becomes just the fourth Raptor chosen to an all-star team in 19-year history of franchise. DENVER—All those hot summer days in a quiet gym, doing boring drills, taking shot after shot after shot after shot, lifting weights and working out were done with Thursday night in mind. So when DeMar DeRozan stood in a hotel lobby here as a newly-minted

  • Florida mom brings daughter, 15, to New York for Super Bowl prostitution and 'fetish stuff': cops

    January 31, 2014 11:47 AM 24

    Bronx detectives, trolling the Web pretending to be johns, struck a deal to pay the girl $200 for an undisclosed sex act at Midtown hotel. An early candidate for worst mother of the year brought her 15-year-old daughter more than 1,300 miles to Manhattan — to pimp her out to Super Bowl fans. The mom’s sick admission, spelled out in court papers, shows

  • Percy Harvin hopes he can still make an impact for Seahawks in Super Bowl

    January 31, 2014 2:24 AM 19

    Harvin was brought in to help the Seattle Seahawks win the Lombardi Trophy, and somehow, some way, despite the most forgettable - no, nonexistent - season of his career, he can still make that happen. For four months, he was one of the biggest disappointments in football, a highly regarded trade acquisition with a monstrous new contract who couldn't

  • DeRozan named reserve for All-Star game

    January 31, 2014 2:08 AM 12

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan will be joining an elite group of basketball players in New Orleans two weeks from now after being named a reserve for the NBA All-Star game on Wednesday. DeRozan, who missed the Raptors last two games with a sprained ankle, leads the team in scoring with 21.8 points per game. This will be his third appearance

  • Raptor DeMar DeRozan added to NBA All-Star game reserves

    January 31, 2014 1:29 AM 31

    NEW YORK -- The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets each had two players picked as reserves for the NBA All-Star game, while the Indiana Pacers had to settle for just Roy Hibbert despite the league's best record. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard made it from the Trail Blazers, who have been among the Western Conference leaders all season

  • Maple Leafs: Updates on injuries to Trevor Smith, David Clarkson, Dave Bolland

    January 31, 2014 12:57 AM 8

    Clarkson (infected elbow) is expected to play before Bolland (lacerated ankle tendon). Smith suffered another setback. Trevor Smith had a setback. David Clarkson is getting close. Dave Bolland is 50-50 whether he’ll play before the Winter Olympic break. Smith’s broken hand has healed, but he suffered another injury — undisclosed in the workout room. “Trevor

  • Ahead of Super Bowl, police target NYC sex ring

    January 31, 2014 12:46 AM 17

    More than half of the 18 suspects charged in the case were under arrest Thursday, including a Long Island woman who authorities said went by the code-name “Beige” and was the primary ringleader. The rest were being sought. At a midday news conference, Schneiderman held up a credit card reader that he said had been used by the gang, and said investigators

  • Avs sign Semyon Varlamov to 5-year extension

    January 31, 2014 12:18 AM 10

    Joe Sakic, the team’s executive vice president of hockey operations, says that Varlamov is “entering the prime years of his career and he wants to be part of this franchise moving forward. We are very excited to have come to terms with him.” Varlamov was a first-round pick by Washington before being acquired by Colorado on July 1, 2011. Copyright 2014 The Associated

  • Rachel Homan set to defend Tournament of Hearts title

    January 31, 2014 12:08 AM 190

    Team Canada skip Rachel Homan is looking forward to defending her title when the Scotties Tournament of Hearts gets out of the hack in Montreal, this weekend. “It’s exciting,” Homan said in an interview with QMI Agency. “It’s an honour to have the Maple Leaf on your back.” That’s not all the 24-year-old Ottawa skip will have on her back, beginning Saturday