The opening ceremonies for the Sochi Winter Olympics took place today and can be seen tonight on NBC. Meanwhile, a passenger plane landed in Turkey after a man said he had a bomb and wanted to be taken to Sochi. … Currently on www.themorningcall.com/sports, a satirical Twitter account about the problems in Sochi is one of many on-line sites poking fun at the Games. … Whitehall and Parkland square off for the LVC’s boys basketball North title in the highlight game on tonight’s local card. … The PIAA team wrestling tournament continues today in Hershey. … Several reports say free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett’s top two choices are Baltimore and Pittsburgh, but the Phillies are one of several teams watching Ryan Madson, who has not pitched in two years due to Tommy John surgery and complications, throw today in Arizona. … Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has suffered a stroke but it is not expected to be career-ending. … Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher believes Heisman Trophy quarterback Jameis Winston will play for the Seminoles for two more seasons. … Mississippi has released running back recruit D.J. Law, who submitted a signed Letter of Intent to both Ole Miss and Utah, from his obligation. … A baseball autographed by Babe Ruth with a promise to hit a World Series home run sold at auction for more than $250,000. … The 76ers host the Lakers at 7 p.m. tonight (Comcast).
OPENING CEREMONIES FOR SOCHI; PLANE LANDS IN TURKEY AMID BOMB THREAT
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