Sports — International

NBA: Bogut limps out of Cavs debut

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Andrew Bogut limped out of his Cleveland Cavaliers debut on Monday after sustaining a leg injury during his new team’s clash with the Miami Heat. The Australian veteran collapsed to the court early in the second quarter after colliding with Heat forward Okaro White. Bogut was helped to the locker room by his teammates, clearly attempting to avoid putting weight on his left leg. The Cavaliers said Bogut would […]

Surfing: Fanning to make full-time return after shark scare

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning announced Tuesday he will return to the world tour full-time this year for the first time since being attacked by a shark. The Australian only competed sporadically in 2016 after a tumultuous previous year in which he survived an infamous shark attack in South Africa, and dealt with his brother’s death and a marriage breakup. “It was nice to have 2016 off somewhat and decompress […]

NBA: Curry, Thompson lead Warriors over Knicks

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry moved into 10th place on the all-time three point list as the Golden State Warriors rebounded from back-to-back defeats with a 112-105 NBA win over the struggling New York Knicks on Sunday. The Warriors had dropped two straight games since losing Kevin Durant to injury and one factor was a lack of production from Curry. But the reigning two-time NBA Most Valuable Player found his scoring touch […]

AAC WOMEN’S QUARTER FINALS UPDATE: UCONN Was Too Much For Tulsa.

The top ranked team crushed ninth seeded Tulsa Golden Hurricane 105-57 in the American Athletic Conference (AAC) quarterfinals tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Leading the nation’s top ranked team were Co-Conference Players of the Year, Naphessa Collier scoring 24 points and Katie Lou Samuelson with 19 points. Gabby Thomas added 17 as the Huskies never trailed and extended their NCAA record breaking winning streak to 105 games. This marked the twelfth time that the […]

NBA: Bulls hand Warriors second straight defeat

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Golden State, adjusting to life without injured Kevin Durant, fell to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, just the second time in nearly two years the Warriors have suffered back-to-back NBA regular-season defeats. Jimmy Butler scored 22 points to lead four Bulls players in double-figures in the 94-87 triumph. The Warriors’ points total was their season low, and they lost a second straight regular-season contest for the first time since […]

NBA: Warriors sign forward Barnes after losing Durant

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Matt Barnes, a 36-year-old journeyman forward in his 14th National Basketball Association campaign, signed Thursday with the Golden State Warriors as help to ease the loss of injured star Kevin Durant. The move comes a day after Golden State announced that Durant, the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player who joined the Warriors last July, will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a sprained left knee ligament and bone bruise. Durant […]

NBA: Aussie big man Bogut signs deal with Cavaliers

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Australian center Andrew Bogut signed a free agent contract Thursday with the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, whom he opposed in the past two National Basketball Association Finals while playing for Golden State. The 32-year-old 7-footer (2.13 meters) is in his 12th NBA campaign after being the top overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, and his arrival gives the Cavaliers’ lineup another key inside player with championship experience. Bogut was […]

NBA: Thomas shakes off slump to help sink Cavaliers

BOSTON, United States (AFP) — Isaiah Thomas took charge in the fourth quarter to power the Boston Celtics to a 103-99 victory over the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers despite a triple-double from LeBron James. James posted the 49th triple-double of his career but Thomas did him one better down the stretch in a battle between the Eastern Conference’s top two seeds. Thomas, who finished with 31 points, scored five points in the final 49 […]

NBA: Sixers lose Embiid to injury for remainder of season

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Joel Embiid, a 22-year-old Cameroonian center for the National Basketball Association Philadelphia 76ers, will miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury, the club announced Wednesday. Embiid averaged team highs of 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds a game for the 76ers, who at 22-37 own the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference. Embiid underwent a magnetic resonance imaging exam on his left knee Monday to allow […]

NBA: Westbrook brings up 30th triple double of season

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) –Russell Westbrook bagged his 30th triple double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Utah Jazz 109-106 on Tuesday. Westbrook now stands third on the all-time list of players with the most triple-doubles in a single season, one adrift of Wilt Chamberlain who finished with 31 in the 1973-74 season. The record remains Oscar Robertson’s 41 in 1961-62, a benchmark Westbrook could well threaten with the Thunder […]

NBA: Injury scare for Durant as Warriors fall to Wizards

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Kevin Durant suffered an injury scare as the Golden State Warriors slumped to a 112-108 defeat against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. Warriors star Durant limped out of the game in the first quarter at Washington’s Verizon Center after team-mate Zaza Pachulia fell awkwardly onto his left leg. The Warriors later confirmed Durant had suffered a hyperextended left knee and that an MRI scan had been scheduled. There was no […]