wayneindependent.com http://www.wayneindependent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section wayneindependent.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:16:37 +0000 Sports update:Duke's Jabari Parker hasn't decided whether to stay or go pro http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309754/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309754/-1/sports Sports update:South Carolina coach Frank Martin suspended for language http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309772/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309772/-1/sports Sports update: 'Slow play' rule withdrawn by NCAA committee http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309808/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309808/-1/sports Sports update: Ian Kinsler says anti-Rangers comments taken out of context http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309852/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309852/-1/sports Sports update: 1st look with expanded MLB replay: The call stands http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309932/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309932/-1/sports Sports update: Ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper surrenders in Los Angeles http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229651/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229651/-1/sports Sports update: Police say Richie Incognito damaged his own Ferrari http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229685/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229685/-1/sports Sports update: Mike Trout, Angels agree to $1 million, 1-year contract http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140226/NEWS/140229742/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140226/NEWS/140229742/-1/sports Sports update: Heisman winner Jameis Winston goes 0-for-2 against Yankees http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229789/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229789/-1/sports Sports update: MLB collision rule leaves open exceptions http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229845/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229845/-1/sports Winter Olympics recap: Costly, political, successful? Sochi Games end http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229884/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229884/-1/sports Russian President Vladimir Putin, these Olympics' political architect and booster-in-chief, watched and smiled as Sochi gave itself a giant pat on the back for a Winter Games that IOC President Thomas Bach declared [...]]]> Olympic Viewing: Putin’s seatmate, most tweeted http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229885/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229885/-1/sports GOOD SEAT: Smart feature Sunday by the underused Jimmy Roberts on Irina Skvordsova, a Russian woman badly hurt in a bobsled accident who sat next to Vladimir Putin during the Olympic opening ceremony. In the story, Skvordsova said she was surprised the night of the ceremony when Putin sat next to her. If true, that's a smart use of political imagery along with a kind gesture.
MIRACLE WORKER: Time for a moratorium on "Do you [...]]]>
NBC’s Olympics: The eyes have it http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229886/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229886/-1/sports Televising the Olympics is a complex, multi-million dollar business venture that seems to have more riding on it every two years. Beyond attracting millions of people to the broadcast network each night, NBC used the Sochi games to popularize streaming video, develop a cable sports network and launch entertainment programs.
NBC was able to concentrate on these goals largely because pre-Olympic worries about terrorism, [...]]]>
Olympics update: Canada wins hockey gold http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140223/NEWS/140229890/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Sun, 23 Feb 2014 09:33:27 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140223/NEWS/140229890/-1/sports Top news

Canada shut out Sweden 3-0 to capture the gold medal in the men's hockey tournament. Canada got goals from three different players, including Jonathan Toews.

Evgeni Plushenko to have back surgery

He is forced to withdraw from the men's short program.

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The U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that hockey player Sports update: Philbin promises better work environment in Miami http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140220/NEWS/140229919/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140220/NEWS/140229919/-1/sports Olympics update: U.S. women's hockey team falls to Canada http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140220/NEWS/140229936/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:06:10 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140220/NEWS/140229936/-1/sports The Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia — Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title.

Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner with a power play goal at 8:10 of overtime.

Shannon Szabados made 27 saves for Canada, which has won 20 straight in the Winter Games since [...]]]> Olympics update: US hockey team to face Canada in semis http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140220/NEWS/140229957/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:22:57 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140220/NEWS/140229957/-1/sports Sochi update: USA men's hockey team defeats Czech Republic

Will now face Canada in the semifinals.

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Canada's wayneindependent.com http://www.wayneindependent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section wayneindependent.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:16:37 +0000 Mike Loftus: Sochi Games may be NHL fans’ last Olympic treat http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140212/NEWS/140219905/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Wed, 12 Feb 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By Mike Loftus More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140212/NEWS/140219905/-1/sports We know most NHL owners haven't liked closing down their league for 2 ½ weeks every four years to allow most of their best players to compete in the Olympics, and unless something changes their minds between the first two games in Sochi, Russia, and the gold-medal game Feb. 23, you can bet they'll set their jaws and dig in their heels over the 2016 Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Given the vastly different time zones in both sites, they'll argue, [...]]]>
Christopher Mele: Taking a white-knuckle spin on an Olympic bobsled run http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140211/NEWS/140219916/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:23:03 +0000 By Christopher Mele More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140211/NEWS/140219916/-1/sports So it was an unnatural feeling to have this gray sphere snugly nested around my noggin as I, along with my childhood friend, Pedro Rosado, prepared to hurtle ourselves on the bobsled run at the Mount Van Hoevenberg winter Olympic complex in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Our goal was to discover what bobsledders competing in Sochi might feel like.
Thanks to the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority, which runs [...]]]>
Oak Duke: Learn about deer by tracking them in the snow http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140209855/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:28:11 +0000 By Oak Duke More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140209855/-1/sports But with it, when it settles fresh on the forest floor and adjacent fields, deer write their story on a new piece of paper for us to read.
It's a true story. But where we have to read, understanding is not just handed to us. There are exaggerations, understatements, mistakes and incomprehension to trip us up. [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: The calm before the Super Bowl storm http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140131/NEWS/140139918/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:41:44 +0000 By Paul Jannace More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140131/NEWS/140139918/-1/sports All media obligations are over and it's all about the football game now.
The head coaches went through their final press conferences Friday morning, somehow filling up time by saying pretty much the same stuff they have been saying all week.
The week following the conference championship games are all about preparation. The talk is about the previous victory with an early look ahead to the next opponent.
Super [...]]]>
Peyton Manning needs no more validation http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129708/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:29:34 +0000 By Paul A. Jannace http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129708/-1/sports If you say "Michael" it could be understood that you're referring to Michael Jordan. The name "Peyton" has that same power.
Peyton Manning is a true living legend who may put a lasting stamp on an extraordinary career. Manning has collected five MVP awards to go with seven first-team All-Pro selections, but there are some who believe he still needs to validate the gaudy stats.
Manning has the one Super Bowl championship, but there are [...]]]>
Seattle star Marshawn Lynch leaves Buffalo behind http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129714/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:02:38 +0000 By Paul A. Jannace http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129714/-1/sports Lynch had an obligation and did what he needed to do — sort of.
After barely six minutes in front of the microphone, Lynch abruptly ended his Media Day session.
Of course, that's about six minutes more than he spoke to the media this season, earning himself a $50,000 fine.
"You say ‘hut' and there's action," said Lynch. "All the unnecessary talk, it don't do nothing for me. I appreciate that people want to hear from me, but I just [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: Where’s Media Day? Waldo knows http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129726/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:22:25 +0000 By Paul Jannace http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129726/-1/sports The funny thing is, many of these "characters" are doing the same thing but also want to draw some attention to themselves, their publication, or network.
The 2014 Super Bowl Media Day champion goes to Waldo.
A man dressed as Waldo walked around the Prudential Center taking photos with people [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: The ultimate game comes to the mecca http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129793/-1/sports?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:23:26 +0000 By Paul Jannace http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129793/-1/sports Even in New York City, you can sense hype. A few blocks from where the ball drops for the new year stands the Super Bowl media center.
It's essentially controlled chaos, with media from all over the world converge for a week to cover a football game.
Of course, the Super Bowl has become much larger than a single football game.
The only ones who view this as a football game are the ones playing in it. [...]]]>