Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:33:05 -0400
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Grizzlies know they have to stop blowing fourth-quarter leads. Consecutive overtime wins makes the needed corrections much easier for Memphis.
Teague, Korver lead Hawks past Pacers 98-85
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:58:53 -0400
ATLANTA (AP) — As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Atlanta Hawks celebrated and their fans serenaded the Indiana Pacers with chants of "Overrated!"
Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:34:53 -0400
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool.
Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT, up 3-1 in series
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:02:50 -0400
DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins took a couple punches, then hit back hard and put the Detroit Red Wings on the brink of elimination.
Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:03:41 -0400
BOSTON (AP) — Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball.
Northwestern players to cast historic union vote
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:52:40 -0400
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes — a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years.
Ben Martin surges to Zurich Classic lead
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:17:56 -0400
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — A few weeks ago, Ben Martin had missed seven of eight cuts and figured he'd better make some changes.
Wild even series at 2 with 2-1 win vs. Avalanche
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:42:30 -0400
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece.
NCAA board endorses more power for big schools
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:18:26 -0400
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA's board of directors took the first step toward shifting power to the five largest football conferences on Thursday, endorsing a 57-page plan that calls for giving 65 of the nation's biggest schools more autonomy in how to fund scholarships, handle health care and decide other increasingly hot-button issues involving their athletes.
Silver: Premature to say union will opt out of CBA
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:49:56 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he has "no expectation" that players will opt out of the collective bargaining agreement in 2017, potentially leading to another lockout.
Teague leads Atlanta Hawks past Indiana Pacers
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:33:10 -0400
Jeff Teague tallied 22 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat top seeded Indiana Pacers 98-85 to grab a 2-1 lead in their opening round playoff series. Kyle Korver finished with 20 points, DeMarre Carroll netted 18 and Paul Millsap recorded a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double in the National Basketball League victory on Thursday. Teague, who also torched the Pacers for 28 points in game one of the best-of-seven series, had a playoff career high 10 assists on Thursday.
Martin opens Zurich Classic with a sizzling 62
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:08:49 -0400
New Orleans (AFP) - Ben Martin fired a course-record 10-under 62 to seize a two-shot lead in the opening round of the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic.
Martin shoots course record 62, leads by two in New Orleans
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:08:26 -0400
(Reuters) - Ben Martin fired a course record 10-under-par 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the opening round of the $6.8 million Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday. Martin made light of gusting afternoon winds to reel off 10 birdies, capped off by a chip-in from 55 feet at the 17th hole at the TPC Louisiana. He leads by two shots from fellow American Andrew Svoboda and holds a three-shot edge over Swede Peter Hanson and South Korean Noh Seung-yul. "Awesome way to start," Martin told the PGA Tour's website, PGATour.com.
Bobcats forward McRoberts hit with $20,000 fine
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:03:46 -0400
The National Basketball Association has fined Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts $20,000 for his hard foul on Miami Heat's LeBron James in their playoff series. McRoberts was initially handed a personal foul, but on review the league upgraded it to a flagrant two foul after it deemed that he made "unnecessary and excessive contact" when he elbowed James in the neck as the Heat superstar went up for a basket with 50 seconds remaining in the contest Wednesday.