Sports Blurbs

  1. Chelsea has trampled Manchester United’s hopes of defending the Premier League this season, as Samuel Eto’o scored his fourth, fifth and sixth league goals to move within two points of top-place Arsenal last Sunday. United now sits in seventh place in the Premier League qualifications.
  2. United States’ officials are currently drawing contingency plans following a terrorist threat last weekend against the Olympic Winter Games. The Games are to be held in the largely Muslim region of Sochi, Russia, along the western Caucasus Mountains. Two terrorists released a video that threatened the safety of the games, as they promised “surprises” for athletes and tourists.
  3. Peyton Manning has led the Denver Broncos past the New England Patriots to their first Super Bowl in 15 seasons, throwing for 400 yards and two touchdowns last Sunday afternoon. On the NFC side, Seattle’s top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers to defeat the 49ers and lead the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl since 2005. The Broncos and Seahawks will play in the 2014 Super Bowl on Feb. 2.