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NBA: Iguodala, Curry lead Warriors past Hawks

(Eagle News) — Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala weighed in with 24 points each as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday, March 6. The Warriors maintained their grip on the Western conference rankings after an inspired performance from Iguodala, who scored his points after coming off the bench to lead a second-quarter rally. Iguodala made six of eight shots from the field as well as grabbing five rebounds, three steals and […]

NBA: Thomas leads Celtics past road-weary Warriors

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Isaiah Thomas has made peace and the Boston Celtics were able to turn things around with another emphatic win in Oakland. Boston standout Thomas scored 25 points as the Celtics snapped a two-game losing skid Wednesday with a 99-86 victory over the Golden State Warriors in a battle between two NBA title contenders. “We are fighters. We compete,” said Thomas. “We are just a bunch of competitors. We wanted […]

NBA: Jazz roll over Rockets 115-108

HOUSTON, United States (AFP) — Rudy Gobert and Gordon Hayward led the offensive charge as the Utah Jazz claimed the season series against the Houston Rockets with a 115-108 NBA victory on Wednesday. The Jazz improved to 41-24 on the season and closed to within three games of the third seed in the Western Conference standings. Gobert tallied a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds in front of a crowd of 16,200 at the […]

Philippine Men’s National Ice Hockey Team bags the bronze medal at Asian winter games in Japan

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Philippine Ice Hockey Team wins bronze at the recently concluded Asian winter games in Sapporo, Japan. The Filipinos finished in second place in group a with two wins and one loss, with their lone defeat coming against Kyrgyzstan, a 5-10 setback in their first match of the competition The ice hockey event in the Asian winter games is divided into three divisions, with four teams competing in the top […]

Bellew upsets Haye with stunning 11th round knockout

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — Tony Bellew caused a huge upset by stepping up two weights and stopping an incapacitated David Haye in the 11th round in a gripping, all-British heavyweight grudge fight at the O2 arena on Saturday. Haye, on his third fight in his boxing comeback, appeared to injure his right Achilles in the sixth round but fought on courageously despite virtually being a sitting target. It emerged on Sunday that Bellew had […]

NBA: Westbrook hits 58 in vain as Blazers thwart Thunder

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Russell Westbrook exploded for the highest-scoring game of his career with 58 points, but it was not enough to stop the Oklahoma City Thunder from falling to a pulsating defeat against Portland on Tuesday. The Trail Blazers squeezed home with a 126-121 victory in a thrilling battle at the Chesapeake Energy Arena that Westbrook appeared to be attempting to win single-handedly. Ultimately, however, his virtuoso display came up short […]

Boxing: Pacquiao-Khan fight off – report

LOS ANGELS, United States (AFP) — A potentially money-spinning bout between Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Britain’s Amir Khan has collapsed, The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. Pacquiao’s long-time promoter Bob Arum told the newspaper that the proposed $38 million fight staged by the United Arab Emirates in April had proven to be “pie in the sky.” “When they contacted me, I told them it was pie in the sky, that this is […]

Boxing: Mayweather taunts McGregor: ‘Let’s make it happen’

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Floyd Mayweather taunted Conor McGregor over his failure to agree terms on their potential superfight on Tuesday, insisting once more he was ready to climb into a ring with the mixed martial arts star. “If Conor McGregor really wants this fight to happen, stop blowing smoke up everybody’s ass,” Mayweather told ESPN, accusing the Irishman of stalling on a deal. “Sign the paper. Sign the paper. You said you […]

NBA: Iguodala, Curry lead Warriors past Hawks

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala weighed in with 24 points each as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday. The Warriors maintained their grip on the Western Conference rankings after an inspired performance from Iguodala, who scored his points after coming off the bench to lead a second-quarter rally. Iguodala made six of eight shots from the field as well as grabbing five rebounds, three […]

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 […]