Sports — International

Second seed Nishikori beaten by Fognini in Miami quarters

MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) — Fabio Fognini of Italy beat second seed Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-4 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Open on Wednesday (March 29). The unseeded Italian, ranked 40th in the world, broke the world number four’s serve in the fourth game to lead 3-1. Despite Nishikori breaking back when Fognini served for the set at 5-3, Fognini broke again to take the set 6-4 in 34 minutes. Fognini produced […]

Schweinsteiger asked about new team’s World Cup chances in awkward moment

CHICAGO, Illinois (Reuters) — A brief moment of confusion for Bastian Schweinsteiger on Wednesday (March 29) at his introduction as the newest member of the Chicago Fire of the MLS. The German midfielder was asked by a confused reporter if he felt the Fire might make it to the World Cup with his addition to the squad. Schweinsteiger, Coach Veljko Paunovic and General Manager Nelson Rodriguez scrambled at first to understand the question with a […]

Doping: Progress being made in doping battle: WADA chief

by Pirate IRWIN Agence France-Presse LONDON, United Kingdom – Progress is being made in the war on doping with educational programmes among the measures targetting the prevention of cases such as the ‘institutionalised doping’ in Russia, World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) chief Craig Reedie told AFP. The 75-year-old Scot — who has been in his post since January 2014 — added improved science in detecting doping offences quicker than had been anticipated had also had […]

NBA: Warriors hold off Rockets despite Harden triple-double

LOS ANGELES, United states (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors withstood Houston star James Harden’s 20th triple-double of the season in a 113-106 NBA victory over the Rockets on Tuesday. The league-leading Warriors stretched their winning streak to eight games, thwarting the Rockets’ comeback bid and sending fans in Houston home unhappy. Curry drained a three-pointer with 1:46 remaining as the Warriors stretched their lead back to double digits […]

NBA: Hawks snap skid with win over Suns

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Atlanta Hawks squandered an early 18-point lead but came back late for a 95-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday to end their seven-game NBA losing streak. German guard Dennis Schroder scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter then went quiet until the final period when he drained a brace of three-pointers in a 17-1 scoring run that finally put the Hawks ahead for good. […]

NBA: Knicks’ Noah banned for 20 games for testing positive for drugs

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York Knicks center Joakim Noah apologized on Tuesday for the failed drug test that resulted in a 20-game ban, vowing to bounce back from what he called a “mistake” that “backfired.” Noah, the son of French tennis legend Yannick, was suspended by the NBA on Saturday after testing positive for an illicit substance reputed to have effects similar to anabolic steroids. Noah has said he ingested the drug […]

NBA: Jeanie Buss thwarts family coup; maintains control of Lakers

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Jeanie Buss will remain the controlling owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers under an agreement reached with her brothers, her lawyer confirmed on Monday. Attorney Adam Streisand also said that Jeanie Buss has removed one of her siblings, Jim Buss, as a trustee and replaced him with her younger sister, Janie Buss. The agreement ends a dispute that surfaced in court this month after Buss brothers Jim and […]

NFL: Raiders move from Oakland to Las Vegas

By: Adrian Manguit, Eagle News Service US, Florida Bureau (Phoenix) – The NFL has done some rearranging these past few years. First, the St. Louis Rams went to Los Angeles, then the city of Angels received its second NFL team in the Chargers from San Diego, and now the Raiders move from the city of Oakland to Las Vegas. The NFL owners met today in Phoenix, AZ and voted 31 to 1 to move the […]

NBA: Kings triumph as Clippers collapse

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — One day after clinching an NBA post-season berth, the Los Angeles Clippers looked anything but playoff-ready in a shocking 98-97 loss to the Sacramento Kings. Willie Cauley-Stein scored on a put-back basket with 1.8 seconds remaining to lift the Kings to their victory over a Clippers team that led by 18 points in the fourth quarter. “They started tripping each other, and we were able to see them collapse,” […]

NCAA: Dorsey dominates Kansas as Oregon advances to first Final Four since 1939

By Josh Tolentino | EBC SPORTS KANSAS CITY — It wasn’t meant to be for top-seeded Kansas, as it was upset by No. 3 Oregon 74-60, in the Midwest Regional Final Saturday in front of a KU-friendly Sprint Center crowd of 18,643. Tyler Dorsey torched KU for a game-high 27 points off 9-of-13 shooting, leading Oregon to its first Final Four since 1939 — the year the first-ever NCAA Tournament was played when the Ducks won their only National Championship. […]

NBA: Shaq Statue Unveiled; Lakers Edge Out Timberwolves 130-119 in OT

Written By: Kenneth Cruz, Eagle News Service US, Los Angeles Bureau Assisted by: Jaina Pallasigui It was a great day for the Lakers Organization and all Laker lovers as the day started with the unveiling of Shaq’s statue and ended with a 130-119 Laker win over the Timberwolves in their first overtime win of the season. Part Filipino Jordan Clarkson had a career high 35 points and went 8/10 from the 3 point line. Clarkson, […]

NBA: Magic Stifle the Pistons Playoff hopes with 115-87 rout

Written By: Adrian Manguit, Eagle News Service US, Florida Bureau (Orlando, FL) – Friday night’s game was a tale of two teams.  First we have the Orlando Magic who are trying to figure how to play as a team after their major trade of Serge Ibaka for Terrance Ross from the Toronto Raptors. Second, we have the Detroit Pistons who are vying for a playoff spot in the eastern conference.  Most assumed the Pistons would […]