Sports — International

Football: Wise up, Mourinho tells Man Utd outcast Shaw

by Mike Whalley MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Luke Shaw to improve his understanding of the game if he wants to win a regular place in the side. Shaw made his first appearance in a month against Everton on Tuesday and won the stoppage-time penalty that allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to earn United a 1-1 draw. But having strongly criticized Shaw after leaving him out of the squad for […]

Golf: McIlroy joins newcomer Rahm for early Masters play

by Jim Slater AUGUSTA, United States (AFP) — Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy and first-time Masters starter Jon Rahm, two of Europe’s top-rated golfers, play together for the first two rounds at Augusta National in pairings announced Tuesday. Northern Ireland’s McIlroy, trying to win a green jacket to complete a career grand slam, and Spaniard Rahm, fresh off a runner-up finish at the World Golf Championships Match Play in Austin, Texas, will join Japan’s Hideto […]

Around the world in 80 days… on a bicycle

LONDON, United Kingdom (Reuters) — British cyclist Mark Beaumont is getting ready to cycle around the British coastline beginning on Tuesday (April 4) as he prepares to smash the world record and cycle around the globe in 80 days this summer. Beaumont is looking to cycle around 18,000 miles (29,000 kilometers) across the planet in just 80 days, starting from Paris on July 2. His trip will see him crossing east across Europe through Poland, […]

NBA: Warriors could have Durant back at weekend

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Golden State Warriors, riding an 11-game NBA winning streak, could soon have another weapon at their disposal with star forward Kevin Durant nearing a return from injury. ESPN reported Monday that Durant, who suffered a sprain and bone bruise in his left knee on February 28, could return on Saturday when the Warriors host the New Orleans Pelicans. Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed on Sunday, prior to his […]

NCAA Womens: UCONN’s 111 Game Winning Streak Comes To An Upsetting End

By: Cassandra Gallion, Eagle News Service US, New York Bureau Second seeded Mississippi State Bulldogs shocked the nation Friday night by defeating top ranked and defending champion UCONN Huskies 66-64 on a surprised buzzer beating shot by Morgan William in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Semifinals in Dallas. The loss snapped UCONN’s record breaking 111th winning streak and the chance to win their fifth straight national championship. Tied at 60 at the end of regulation, the […]

Federer wins Miami Open in straight-sets over Nadal

By: Adrian Manguit, Eagle News Service US, Florida Bureau (Miami, FL) – Many say rivalries are what make sports entertaining. In boxing, there was Ali vs Frazier.  For football, Manning vs Brady was “must-see TV”.  And for basketball, no one will forget the classic games of Magic vs Bird.  It is no different in tennis, as Federer vs Nadal, again, took place in Key Biscayne, FL at the Miami Open. Federer defeated Nadal in straight-sets, […]

Koltakov wins Speedway Ice World Championship

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (Reuters) — Dmitry Koltakov won the 2017 Ice Speedway World Championship on Sunday (April 2) in the Dutch city of Heerenveen despite crashing out at the final corner of the final round. The Russian led the final round from the start carrying a very comfortable lead in the overall standings and looked set to finish the championship with yet another win. But Koltakov, tailed by Dmitry Khomitsevic, crashed out in the final corner […]

NBA: James hits 40-point triple-double as Cavs win Pacers thriller

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James scored a 40-point triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed on the heels of Eastern Conference leaders Boston with a 135-130 double overtime win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. James finished with 41 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists for his 11th triple-double of the season and the 53rd of his career in a crucial win for the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Pacers star Paul George led the […]

NCAA: Gonzaga defeats South Carolina to advance to first-ever National Championship game

By Josh Tolentino Eagle News Sports GLENDALE, ARI. (Eagle News) — Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points as Gonzaga defeated South Carolina 77-73, in a battle of first-time teams at the Final Four. The Bulldogs advance to their first-ever NCAA Championship Game and will face the winner of North Carolina-Oregon. Gonzaga’s pair of 7-footers in senior Przemek Karnowski and freshman Zach Collins gave South Carolina’s wings trouble on both ends. The pair combined for 27 points and 18 rebounds […]

NBA: Westbrook closes in on history with 40th triple-double

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Russell Westbrook has a slice of NBA history in his sights, but his 40th triple-double of the season on Sunday didn’t translate into a win for his Oklahoma City Thunder. Westbrook scored 40 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and handed out 10 assists in the 113-101 home loss to the Charlotte Hornets. The Thunder guard is now one triple-double away from tying Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson’s single-season record […]

NBA: Surging Celtics notch 50th win

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The Boston Celtics hit the 50-win mark for the first time in six NBA seasons on Sunday with a wire-to-wire 110-94 victory over the New York Knicks. “A couple of years ago I would have thought that would be something we would have to build for a while for,” admitted coach Brad Stevens, now in his fourth year with the rebuilding Celtics. “Obviously we have been lucky to strike […]

Philippines’ Pacquiao eyes July 2 Horn fight

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Philippines boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is negotiating a July 2 fight with unbeaten Australian Jeff Horn, the Filipino world champion’s camp said Saturday. “We are working out the details for the fight on July 2,” Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz told AFP by text message. Arum had been originally quoted in international media saying the 38-year-old Filipino dubbed “Pac-Man” will get into the ring with Horn, 29, in April, possibly in Australia. […]