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NCAA: Dorsey leads No. 3 Oregon over No. 7 Michigan, Ducks to advance to Elite Eight

By Josh Tolentino | EBC SPORTS KANSAS CITY — It came down to the last play, but in the end it was No. 3 Oregon who came out on top 69-68, over No. 7 Michigan as Derrick Walton’s potential game-winning shot missed as time expired in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament. “I just knew time was winding down, and I wanted to get the best shot possible with time winding down,” said Walton […]

NBA: Westbrook’s 35th triple double powers Thunder win

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook unleashed his 35th triple double of the season Wednesday, powering the Oklahoma City Thunder over visiting Philadelphia 122-97 and moving closer to league history. Westbrook scored 18 points, grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and passed out a game-high 14 assists to spark the Thunder, who were led in scoring by 24 points from Turkish reserve center Enes Kanter, who hit 8-of-9 from the floor and […]

NBA: Warriors win ‘Curry Bowl,’ Aldridge leads Spurs rally

by Rob Woollard Agence France Presse LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 17 points to win his latest on-court duel with elder brother Seth on Tuesday as the Golden State Warriors notched a fifth straight victory with a rout of the Dallas Mavericks. The Western Conference leaders were rarely in trouble as they romped to a 112-87 win at the American Airlines Center in Texas to improve to 57-14 in a game […]

NBA: Victory at a cost for Miami as Whiteside injures finger

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Hassan Whiteside delivered a 23-point double-double to help Miami beat Phoenix on Tuesday but suffered a hand injury which cast a shadow over the victory. Heat center Whiteside was outstanding as the Heat battled to a 112-97 win over the Suns to improve to 35-36 and remain in contention for a playoff berth from the Eastern Conference. But Whiteside, who set two team records with his display, was forced to […]

NBA: DeRozan’s 42-point display helps Raptors down Bulls

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) — DeMar DeRozan crowned a 42-point display with a crucial overtime basket as the Toronto Raptors came from behind to down the Chicago Bulls 122-120 in a bruising battle on Tuesday. DeRozan’s masterclass saw Toronto end an 11-game losing streak in matches against the Bulls which has included two losses already this season. A stormy clash saw Chicago’s Robin Lopez and Toronto’s Serge Ibaka both being ejected during the third quarter after […]

NCAA March Madness: Xavier Reign Over FSU

(Orlando, FL) – Although FSU came into the contest from a more heralded conference and higher ranking in the West Region, it was Xavier who showed dominance on the court Saturday night.  The 11th seeded Musketeers executed an almost-perfect game plan to defeat the 3rd seeded Seminoles as they advance to the Sweet 16, with the score of 91-66.  Much credit is due to Junior guard Trevon Blueitt’s performance, going 8 for 14 from the […]

Football: Japan’s Honda admits debate about his future in the int’l scene due to his ‘own failure’

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japan’s Keisuke Honda has blamed his own shortcomings for sparking debate on his international future before this week’s World Cup qualifier in the United Arab Emirates, domestic media reported Tuesday. Once a talismanic figure for Japan, the 30-year-old squeaked into coach Vahid Halilhodzic’s squad for Thursday’s clash despite being buried deep on the bench at AC Milan for much of the season. “I do understand people asking how a person who’s […]

NBA: Thompson, Curry outshine Westbrook as Warriors down Thunder

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry outgunned Russell Westbrook as the Golden State Warriors scored an emphatic 111-95 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. Thompson poured on 34 points while Curry finished with 23 on a below-par night for Westbrook, who was restricted to 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Thompson made 12 of 21 from the field and sunk seven of 15 attempts from three-point range, […]

NCAA March Madness: Gators Surge To The Sweet 16

(Orlando, FL) – The 4th seeded Florida Gators advance to the Sweet 16 for the tenth time in program history and their first time with second- year head coach Mike White, as they top the 5th seeded Virginia Cavaliers 65-39. The Gators were led offensively by Junior Small Forward Devin Robinson who had 14 points and 11 rebounds, but the victory had much to do with the Gator’s stifling defense. “That’s about as well as […]

NBA: Lillard explodes with 49 points against Heat

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Damian Lillard carried his teammates on is back Sunday, scoring a season-high 49 points as the Portland Trail Blazers stopped the Miami Heat 115-104 at American Airlines Arena. The 26-year-old point guard from Oakland, California made 12 free throws and nine three-pointers, the same number the entire Heat team did. His 49 points was just four fewer than the Miami starting lineup. “That was one incredible performance,” Heat coach Erik […]

Golovkin pushed to limit, wins unanimous decision over Jacobs

NEW YORK, United States (Reuters) — Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, the most fearsome knockout artist of this era, was pushed to the limit by Daniel Jacobs before retaining his world middleweight titles by decision at Madison Square Garden on Friday (March 18). Jacobs, known as “Miracle Man” since coming back from bone cancer five years ago, ended the unbeaten Golovkin’s streak of 23 knockouts in a row in a battle that went to the scorecards for […]

NBA: “Battle of the Boroughs”- Nets defeat Knicks at Madison Square Garden 121-110

Written By: Darove Carlo Valdez, Eagle News Service US, New York Bureau (NEW YORK) The Brooklyn Nets came from behind to defeat the New York Knicks 121-110 in the battle of the boroughs at Madison Square Garden. With the Brooklyn Nets (13-54) being officially eliminated from playoff contention, the Knicks who are now 27-42 may might as well put themselves in the same position. Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks were off to a […]