Sports — International

Team USA rebounds to win 2019 Rising Stars contest

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Slam dunks and three pointers were the order of the day and defense disappeared completely as Team USA outgunned Team World 161-144 in the NBA Rising Stars game on Friday night. Los Angeles Lakers player Kyle Kuzma scored a game-high 35 points and was named MVP of the contest which features the league’s top first and second-year players and opens the NBA all-star festivities in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kuzma […]

Vegas Golden Knights drop second home game to Arizona Coyotes

By Aljamin Santos EBC Las Vegas Bureau LAS VEGAS, NV (Eagle News) – With just 26 games left in the regular season, the divisional game between the Arizona Coyotes and Vegas Golden Knights could be the start to a shift in the western conference. The Coyotes, who broke a five-game losing streak against the Dallas Stars, needed to win this matchup. The Golden Knights, having suffered a loss to the Blue Jackets Saturday evening, sat […]

Kerr fined $25,000 for ref rant

OAKLAND, United States (AFP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday following his rant at officials during his team’s defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers. Kerr needed to be escorted from the court at Portland’s Moda Center on Wednesday after angrily objecting to a flagrant foul called against Draymond Green. The Warriors coach was assessed two technical fouls and ejected after slamming his clipboard to the ground […]

Antetokounmpo dominates as Bucks rally past Pacers

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a triple-double with 33 points 19 rebounds and 11 assists as the Milwaukee Bucks extended their longest road winning streak in 33 years with a 106-97 win over Indiana. Antetokounmpo had a hand in every basket by the Bucks in the first quarter and led them back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth. The three-time all-star from Greece carried the NBA-leading Bucks to their seventh […]

Jordan impressed by Harden, Westbrook records

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Michael Jordan praised the record-breaking exploits of James Harden and Russell Westbrook on Tuesday before mischievously remarking that both players’ achievements pale against his own. NBA legend Jordan spoke to reporters in Charlotte ahead of the All-Star Break, less than 24 hours after Harden and Westbrook had both reached significant milestones. Harden notched his 30th straight 30-point game in Houston’s defeat of the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, becoming only […]

James tops NBA rich list: Forbes

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James remains the top-earning player in the NBA while an increasing number of stars have boosted their income through off-field activities, a Forbes survey revealed Tuesday. Forbes said that Los Angeles Lakers star James was the highest-paid player in basketball for a fifth straight year, pocketing an estimated $88.7 million in 2018-2019. Around $35.7 million of James’s earnings came from salary and bonuses, while $53 million was generated […]

No tampering in Johnson-Simmons link – NBA

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The NBA said Tuesday it had found no evidence of tampering following an investigation into remarks involving Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons and Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson. The league announced on Monday it was probing reports of possible contact between Simmons and Johnson. Simmons had reportedly requested talks with the Lakers president, who in turn talked enthusiastically about the Sixers star’s talent. “I love his game. I […]

Harden keeps streak alive, Leonard fires Raptors

by Rob Woollard Agence France Presse LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — James Harden produced a scintillating late burst of scoring to extend his remarkable 30-point scoring streak to 30 games on Monday as the Houston Rockets defeated the Dallas Mavericks 120-104. The reigning NBA MVP had been bidding to become only the second player in history after Wilt Chamberlain to score at least 30 points in 30 consecutive games as the Rockets hosted the […]

NBA looking into Aussie Simmons talk with Lakers: report

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — NBA officials are investigating whether any tampering rules were violated following reports of the Philadelphia 76ers’ Australian star Ben Simmons seeking a meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson, ESPN said Monday. Sixers general manager Elton Brand said Simmons had expressed an interest in talking to Johnson, but the team will not allow a workout for the Lakers. Simmons shares an agent with Lakers star LeBron James. “He […]

NHL: Blue Jackets break Golden Knights’ hearts in homecoming

By: Aljamin Santos, EBC Las Vegas Bureau LAS VEGAS, NV (Eagle News) – The energy of 18,301 fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena created an electrifying fortress for the Vegas Golden Knights as they hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets in their homecoming game on Saturday evening. Both teams are sitting third in their respective divisions, and Columbus gained some ground winning 4-3 over the defending Western Conference champions. The Blue Jackets began with the […]

Warriors take the Heat, Embiid leads 76ers over LeBron’s Lakers

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kevin Durant scored a game-high 39 points as the NBA champion Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 19-point deficit to edge the Miami Heat 120-118 on Sunday. DeMarcus Cousins sank two free throws with 5.4 seconds left to play to help the Warriors hold off the Heat, who fell eight behind in the fourth quarter but took a 118-115 lead with 51.5 seconds left after back-to-back steals and […]

Rondo, James star as Lakers stun Celtics

by Rob Woollard Agence France Presse LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Rajon Rondo returned to haunt the Boston Celtics with a game-winning buzzer-beater as the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from a thrashing to score a dramatic 129-128 victory on Thursday. A roller coaster battle at the TD Garden Arena was settled in the final seconds when Rondo’s fadeaway jump shot dropped into the hoop to silence a raucous Boston crowd. It was a […]