Sports in the News – Jan. 14, 2014

Hockey Canada announces men’s roster for Sochi

This past Tuesday, Canadian hockey fans were glued to their TV sets, not for a game but for the Team Canada Olympic roster to be announced. There were a few surprises on who made the team and who was left off. Montreal-born players Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, join Canadiens goaltender, Carey Price, and defenseman PK Subban. For the whole Olympic roster you can go to


NFL Divisional Playoffs

On Saturday afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks hosted the New Orleans Saints. Seattle controlled the first three quarters of the game, taking a 16-0 lead. Yet Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, and the Saints’ offence made it a game when they scored with less than a minute to go to make it a 23-15 for the Seahawks. Then they were able to recover an on-side kick to have a chance to tie the game with under a minute left. However, time simply ran out for the Saints and Seattle came out on top, 23-15.

The other Saturday game was between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. It was a close game after three quarters, with the Patriots on top. But a great fourth quarter by the Patriots had them up big with a 43-22 win. Patriots running back, LeGarratte Blount, had a monster night with four TD’s.

Sunday featured the San Francisco 49ers visiting the Carolina Panthers. Carolina took unnecessary penalties that kept drives alive for San Francisco in the first half. The Panthers also struggled with converting in the red zone during the first half. San Francisco ended the first half with a Vernon Davis touchdown. The 49ers offence came alive in the 2nd half after that play.A touchdown by quarterback Colin Kaepernick and a late field goal in the second led to a 23-10 win for the 49ers.

The last game of the weekend was between the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos. The first three quarters were dominated by the Broncos, who had a 17-0 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Chargers rallied with 17 points in the fourth quarter, but still fell 24-17.


AFC AND NFC championship next Sunday

At 3p.m. next Sunday football fans will see a classic rematch between future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Tom Brady and the Patriots head to Denver to take on the Broncos and Peyton Manning.

At 6:30 p.m. Fox will have the NFC championship game where the San Francisco 49ers will be travelling try to take down the number one seed Seattle Seahawks.


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