Rockets win 4th straight, 112-86 over Pacers
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:29:07 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 28 points and the Houston Rockets used a huge third quarter to turn a close game into a blowout in a 112-86 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
4-way tie for the lead after a day of survival
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:48:00 -0500
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Johnson was one of the few players who looked like he was having a good time at the Cadillac Championship.
Mavs blow 30-point lead, rally past Blazers 103-98
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:29:47 -0500
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki says he wasn't thinking about the last time the Dallas Mavericks blew a 30-point lead and lost.
Pistorius trial hears damaging testimony
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:06:59 -0500
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — In a day of potentially damaging testimony, a former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius said at his murder trial Friday that he once shot his gun out of a car sunroof and later cheated on her with the woman he killed last year. And a security guard recalled the athlete telling him everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from Pistorius' house on the night of her death.
Rondo's 20 points lead Celtics over Nets 91-84
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:37:56 -0500
BOSTON (AP) — Jared Sullinger was at a loss to explain how his Boston Celtics could win while committing a season-high 28 turnovers.
Canelo Alvarez wants to put Mayweather in past
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:42:06 -0500
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez gets a pass, if only because everyone who fights Floyd Mayweather Jr. gets a pass.
Joey Logano wins NASCAR pole in Las Vegas
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:38:01 -0500
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joey Logano believes two facts are abundantly clear after he emerged from the organized chaos of NASCAR's first three-round knockout qualifying session Friday with the pole position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Duke's Parker faces tough stay-or-go decision
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:33:00 -0500
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — This could be it for Jabari Parker at Duke.
Sweden beats US 1-0, ends 43-game unbeaten streak
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 04:37:43 -0500
The U.S. women's soccer team's two-year unbeaten streak ended at 43 games Friday with a 1-0 loss to Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage at the Algarve Cup in Albufiera, Portugal.
Pens beat Ducks 3-2 in shootout
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:20:29 -0500
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored the tying goal during a power play in the third period and Brandon Sutter got the deciding goal in a six-round shootout, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
Nuggets take the boots to struggling Lakers
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:48:02 -0500
The Denver Nuggets took their head coach Brian Shaw's advice and tried to run up the score against the hapless Los Angeles Lakers at the Pepsi Center. While they didn't quite hit their lofty goal of 160 points, they still managed to manhandle the last-place Lakers 134-126 on Friday, guaranteeing Los Angeles will suffer their first losing season since 2004-05 when Shaw was their assistant coach. "Coach said he wanted to score 40 a quarter, so he was pretty excited," said Denver's Ty Lawson. Shaw played four National Basketball Association seasons for the Lakers before becoming an assistant coach with the team in 2005.
Four share lead at windy WGC, McIlroy lurks
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:18:05 -0500
Former runner-up Dustin Johnson fired a two-over 74 to grab a share of the lead at a gusty WGC-Cadillac Championship, while Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy kept pace with a 74. Defending champion Tiger Woods carded a 73 in difficult conditions, and despite the over-par round jumped 28 places into a share of 25th at the $9 million PGA Tour event. Johnson is tied atop a crowded leaderboard after 36 holes with American compatriots Patrick Reed (75), Matt Kuchar (74) and Hunter Mahan (74) at one-under 143. It is not quite the Ryder Cup, but McIlroy is lurking just one stroke back in another four-man group that comprises fellow Europeans Jamie Donaldson, Graeme McDowell (71) and Francesco Molinari (75).
Gasol's Grizzlies rally to beat Bulls
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:12:51 -0500
Marc Gasol tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies rallied to beat Chicago 85-77, snapping the Bulls' home win streak at five National Basketball League games. "We believe in our game plan," Gasol said on Friday. Mike Miller also had a hot hand, nailing four of five shots from three point range. Miller finished with 14 points for the Grizzlies who have won eight of their past 11.
American Reed grabs early lead at WGC Championship
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:06:16 -0500
Miami (AFP) - Former runner-up Dustin Johnson fired a two-over 74 to grab a share of the lead at a gusty WGC-Cadillac Championship while Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy kept pace with a 74.