Sports January 14

sports5Seahawks Not Surprised To See 49ers Again
Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll are not surprised that the Seattle Seahawks are seeing division rival San Francisco in the NFC championship game. Both the Seahawks quarterback and coach said yesterday they see the title matchup as a sign of just how good the NFC West has become.

Their comments came two days after Seattle advanced to the conference title game by knocking off the Saints 23-15 on Saturday.Seattle and San Francisco split the two games with each winning at home. The Seahawks rolled to a 29-3 win in Week 2, and the 49ers kicked a late field goal for a 19-17 win in Week 14. Seattle is unsure if Percy Harvin will be available for Sunday's game. Harvin suffered a concussion on Saturday and Carroll said tomorrow and Thursday will be the key days.

Broncos Lose Harris
The Denver Broncos will be without cornerback Chris Harris Jr. for the remainder of the NFL postseason. Harris tore the ACL in his left knee during Sunday's win over San Diego in the AFC divisional series.

A-Rod Sues MLB, Union To Overturn Suspension
Alex Rodriguez is keeping his attorneys very busy. The New York Yankees third baseman has sued Major League Baseball and its players' union, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz ruled there was "clear and convincing evidence" Rodriguez used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport's drug investigation. As part of the lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan, Rodriguez made public the 33-page decision. Earlier in the day, a federal judge turned down a request by Rodriguez to leave portions of the decision under seal. Rodriguez's lawyers had feared filing the complete versions might lead to additional discipline from MLB. The three-time MVP was suspended for 211 games last August by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, and Horowitz reduced the penalty to 162 games plus any postseason games played by the Yankees this year. The Rodriguez suit comes a day after the founder of a now-closed Florida anti-aging clinic said during a "60 Minutes" interview he administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig told the program that Rodriguez's actions were "beyond comprehension."

January 14, 2014/AP