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Today In Sports History for Thursday, Jan. 29

1950 - In an Associated Press poll of sports writers and broadcasters, Jack Dempsey is voted the greatest fighter of the past 50 years. Dempsey received 251 votes to 104 for Joe...
Belichick, Beast talk but say little at Media Day

...Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson."This is football players interviewing football players," observed the legendary sports writer, Art Spander, now covering his 39th Super Bowl.And reporters interviewing reporters.No stone is left unturned...
Whimpering their way through Week 10

...better than us."Not exactly comforting for fans of those unreliable contenders as the stretch drive begins.? AP Sports Writers Brett Martel, Steven Wine, John Wawrow and Will Graves contributed to this story.
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Abreu, deGrom voted 2014 MLB Rookies of the Year

...joining Tom Seaver (1967), Jon Matlack (1972), Darryl Strawberry (1983) and Dwight Gooden (1984).___AP Sports Writer Andrew Seligman in Chicago contributed to this report.
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NFL got it wrong, Peterson should play

Ritter Collett was a much-respected sports writer for the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News. Art Schlichter was raised an hour away and became a legend as a quarterback at Miami Trace...
Pigskins will fly

...our team."According to the first Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network season poll, voted on by broadcasters and sports writers, Soldotna is atop the medium/small schools with JDHS second, North Pole third, Eielson fourth and Nikiski fifth...
Randall gets her big chance in women's sprint

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Kikkan Randall has waited long enough. Twelve years after making her Olympic debut, her big chance at a medal has finally arrived.
Sochi opening: Let Putin's games begin

...reshape his global image. But in a country that embraces superlatives and spectacle and set a world standard for classical dance, he can count on them to provide a good show.? AP sports writer John Krawczynski contributed to this report.
4 first-timers voted to start All-Star game

...each conference will vote for two guards, three frontcourt players and two players regardless of position.___AP Sports Writers Jon Krawczynski in Minneapolis and Antonio Gonzalez in Oakland, Calif. contributed to this report.___Follow...
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...girls don't giggle for you outside the practice field.The small boys don't ask you to sign their shirts.The sports writers don't ask you for quotes.The fans would rather watch the star you replace.It is easy to quit.Yet your teammates...


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