Sports — International

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 […]

NBA: James takes charge; Irving exits with sore knee

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kevin Love returned from knee surgery, but Kyrie Irving made an early exit with knee problems of his own as the Cleveland Cavaliers toppled the Utah Jazz 91-83 on Thursday. The Cavaliers can thank their lucky stars they still have a healthy four-time NBA MVP LeBron James, who was more than happy to pick up the slack. As soon as Irving realized his wonky left knee was acting up […]

Wade out of season with fractured elbow

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade will miss the rest of the National Basketball Association season after suffering a fractured elbow, the team confirmed Thursday. Wade damaged the elbow on Wednesday in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s 98-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. A scan on Thursday revealed the extent of the injury, which means the 35-year-old shooting guard will play no further part in the Bulls campaign. “Dwyane Wade’s MRI […]

MMA: Fighting Lee wants to lead ‘new era’ for women

by Matthew Mohan Agence France Presse SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) — Top Asian fighter Angela Lee said Thursday she is prepared to headline a “new era” for women’s mixed-martial arts in the region, and looked forward to a possible fight in China. Lee, 20, who is of Singaporean and Korean descent, is one of the sport’s most exciting prospects and has gained a huge following since becoming the world’s youngest MMA champion last year. “I’m really […]

NBA: Dragic powers Heat to a win over Pelicans

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Goran Dragic showed no ill effects from an eye injury, scoring 33 points to power the Miami Heat to a 120-112 NBA win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Dragic, of Slovenia, suffered an injury to his right eye last week when he was elbowed by Cory Joseph of the Toronto Raptors. He had to miss Sunday’s Heat loss to Indiana because his eye was swollen shut. The 30-year-old […]

NBA: Doctors OK Spurs’ Aldridge return after minor heart issue

SAN ANTONIO, United States (AFP) — San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge was reinstated to the NBA club’s lineup Wednesday when doctors approved the move four days after an indefinitely benching following a minor heart arrhythmia. Aldridge has averaged 17.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 blocked shots a game for the Spurs, who have won 11 of their past 12 contests and own the second-best record in the NBA at 52-14, just behind […]

NBA: Westbrook edges closer to triple record as Thunder roll Nets

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Russell Westbrook edged closer to Oscar Robertson’s long-standing triple-double record after leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a comfortable 122-104 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Westbrook brought up his remarkable 33rd triple-double of the season with 25 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds as the Thunder improved to 38-29. The Oklahoma City talisman is now just eight shy of Robertson’s record season tally of 41 triple-doubles. The […]

NBA: Leonard inspires as Spurs draw level with Warriors

SAN ANTONIO, United States (AFP) — Kawhi Leonard shrugged off the after-effects of a recent concussion to score 31 points as the San Antonio Spurs downed Atlanta to go level with Golden State at the top of the Western Conference on Monday. Leonard, who had been concussed after a clash with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo last Thursday, showed no sign of the knock as he led the Spurs to a 107-99 victory over […]