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Sunday, February 3, 2013

SUNDAY SPORTS

In just a few hours, the hype may subside a bit and the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers can get down to business of deciding the NFL championship in Super Bowl 47.

Super Bowl 47 may also decide a few other questions leading up to the game, such as can Baltimore coach John Harbaugh continue his mastery over brother Jim?

John's Ravens beat Jim's 49ers 16-3 in their first meeting on Thanksgiving night in Baltimore in 2011?

Can San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick put to rest the myth that a scrambling, option-read quarterback can't win a Super Bowl?

Can retiring Baltimore middle linebacker Ray Lewis end his 17-year career on a winning note?

Can San Francisco kicker David Akers get it together after missing 13 field goals in the regular season.

And can Joe Flacco win the big one? -- the Baltimore Q-B owns an 8-4 postseason record but has never won a Super Bowl. Kickoff is set for 5:30 pm Sask time.

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was named The Associated Press 2012 NFL M-V-P. Peterson also won for offensive player of the Year. Houston end J-J Watt was recognized as the top defensive player. Bruce Arians was named coach of the year for his role as interim coach with Indianapolis. Arians took over while Chuck Pagano was undergoing treatment for leukemia.

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Braden Christopher and Adam Brooks scored in a losing cause for the Regina Pats as they fell 5-2 in Brandon Saturday night. Matt Hewitt took the loss in goal for the Pats (19-20-6) who host Lethbridge on Tuesday night.

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The Nashville Predators handed the San Jose Sharks their first loss of the season, with a 2-1 shootout. The Sharks are 7-0--1. Chicago is also unbeaten in regulation, but just by a hair. Marian Hossa got the equalizer with 2.3 seconds left, and the Blackhawks earned a 3-2 shootout over Calgary. Jay Bouwmeester put the Flames in front with 35 seconds remaining. Ray Emery had 45 saves for Chicago, which is 7-0-and-2.

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The Boston Bruins limited Toronto to 21 shots and killed off two penalties in the last nine minutes to beat the Maple Leafs 1-0. Chris Bourque scored his first goal as a Bruins, and Tuukka Rask earned the shutout. James Reimer stopped 33 shots for the Leafs. In matinee action, Rene Bourque and David Desharnais scored twice in Montreal's 6-1 win over Buffalo. Devan Dubnyk turned back 37 shots for Edmonton in a 3-1 loss at Colorado.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins outshot New Jersey 30-16 while notching their first home win of the season, 5-1 over the Devils. Mike Smith stopped 17 shots and the Phoenix Coyotes were at their tight-checking best in a 2-0 win over Dallas. Rick Nash scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period as the New York Rangers edged Tampa Bay 3-2.

(Canadian Press)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Pats lose another player (Fenske) to concussion due to a Brandon cheap shot, I think it was another Brandon cheap shot that put Hunt out initially this season. With the number of cheap shot concussions the Pats have had, obviously the League can't do much about. The Pats have to start taking care of business, Don't get mad get even. This hit intimidated the Pats and they didn't score on a 5 min PP. The great teams of the mid 80's would have never tolerated this bs. I guess that's why they were great teams. To go with skill we need some serious size and genuine toughness. For next season management and ownership better get that message. If they don't maybe it's time to sell the team to someone who does.

Anonymous said...

Curious what's the great teams of the mid 80s win? I think they can lay claim to winning the annual alumni game.

Anonymous said...

To curious, your a moron plain and simple. The last two trips to the league final were in the the 80's. No Pats team in three decades (that's 30 yrs) has ever made it to a league final since. Five seasons with 40 plus wins. Several division and conference pennants. No Pats team since has ever done it again. My god there are some truly dense people on this site. It goes o show that one or maybe two generations of fans have never seen quality hockey in Regina. It also goes to show you can't fix stupid....

Anonymous said...

Ray Lewis leads Baltimore to Blowout Super Bowl win in last game of his career .

Anonymous said...

After which Ray Lewis can go about trying to solve the murder that he was a part of. Wonder where that blood stained jacket is? Hmmm. Makes you think.

Anonymous said...

And then he hides behind religion.

Mike said...

Ya there are some pretty dumb people out their whom would not know what the Pats did in the eighties. The pats were actually entertaining and winning in the early eighties from 1980-85 and were high flying and some really good goal scorers and tough guys like garth Butcher, stu grimson, dale derkatch, mike blaisdell, just to name a few. I agree with the last anon, that the quality of junior hockey in this twon has gone downhill from then with exception to a few good years during late eighteis and early nineties.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Barry Trotz (only head coach in Nashville Preds history) played on those 80's Pats teams