Sports — International

Hawks topple short-handed Bucks, Mavs edge Thunder

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Rookie Trae Young drained a buzzer-beating basket to give the Atlanta Hawks a 136-135 NBA overtime victory on Sunday over a depleted Milwaukee Bucks team. The Bucks, with Most Valuable Player candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo resting his sprained ankle, saw Khris Middleton sidelined by a sore left groin while Eric Bledsoe never came off the bench. With five other Bucks absent through injury, Milwaukee had just eight players in action […]

Family travels through several states to support “adopted son” in NCAA diving championships

By Jane Kathleen Gregorio EBC Texas Bureau AUSTIN, Texas (Eagle News) — On Day 2 of the NCAA Men’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships, the morning began with preliminary trials that included the 200 freestyle relay, 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle, 400 medley relay and one-meter diving. Friends, families and fans from different parts of the United States came to support their favorite athlete or team. The Canty family, who traveled from […]

NHL: Anaheim Ducks defeat Vancouver Canucks 5-4

By Anthony Sevilla EBC British Columbia Bureau VANCOUVER (Eagle News) – The Anaheim Ducks began their final road trip at Rogers Arena and earned a 5-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Anaheim’s rookie Sam Steel led the team in scoring and recorded his first career NHL hat trick. Steel became the youngest player in franchise history to record a hat trick, surpassing former Ducks player, Bobby Ryan. Steel was called up from the San Diego […]

Spurs honor Argentine great Ginobili

SAN ANTONIO, United States (AFP) — The San Antonio Spurs paid tribute to Manu Ginobili on Thursday, honoring a basketball career that included not only four NBA titles but also Olympic gold with his native Argentina. The Spurs raised Ginobili’s No. 20 jersey to the rafters of the AT&T Center, making him the ninth Spurs player to have his number retired. “I stand here and I think what am I doing here?” Ginobili said. “This […]

Rockets romp past Nuggets, Pistons thwart Magic

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — James Harden scored 38 points to led the Houston Rockets to a 112-85 victory over the Denver Nuggets in a battle of NBA Western Conference contenders on Thursday. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Harden added six rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes on the floor as the Rockets blew past a Nuggets team boasting the second-best record in the West behind the reigning champion Golden State Warriors. “I […]

Swimmers break two records on first day of NCAA Division I men’s swimming championships

AUSTIN, Texas (Eagle News) – Defending National Champions and host Texas Longhorns started Day 1 of the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships on a record-breaking high at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin. Olympic champion Townley Haas led the Longhorns to record the fastest 800-yard freestyle relay in NCAA history with a finishing time of 6:05, which is also a new American record. Fans rallied behind their host team, […]

Orlando City SC shock New York Red Bulls 1-0, win first game of season

  Tennie Sumague EBC New York Bureau HARRISON, NJ (Eagle News) — A winless Orlando City SC team accomplished something no Major League Soccer team has done since the Columbus Crew SC visited Red Bulls Arena last July 26th — beat the Red Bulls on their home territory 1-0 last Saturday evening. The Red Bulls first home loss in eight months came under former New York captain, Sacha Kljestan, who scored the only goal of […]

Portland’s Nurkic has surgery in wake of horror injury

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic had surgery Tuesday and is expected to make a “full recovery” after breaking two bones in his lower left leg against Brooklyn on Monday. The 24-year-old Bosnian broke his left tibia and fibula in the second period of overtime in the Blazers’ 148-144 victory over the Nets at the Moda Center in Portland which clinched a playoff berth. “While Nurkic is expected to […]

Clippers, Celtics clinch playoff berths

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The red-hot Los Angeles Clippers clinched an NBA playoff berth on Tuesday with their sixth win in a row, Danilo Gallinari scoring 25 points in a 122-111 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Clippers are back in the post-season after missing out last year, becoming the fifth Western Conference team to punch their ticket. In the East the Boston Celtics’ playoff spot was confirmed with a 116-106 win over […]

Vegas Golden Knights shutout Winnipeg Jets 5-0

By Henry Nery EBC Las Vegas Bureau LAS VEGAS (Eagle News) — Another sold-out crowd packed the T- Mobile Arena Thursday night to witness the Vegas Golden Knights battle the Winnipeg Jets in a pivotal Western Conference showdown. Both teams entered this game on winning streaks with hopes to solidify their spots in the playoffs. The game was a one-sided matchup where the Golden Knights blanked the Winnipeg Jets 5-0.  The first line of the […]

NBA: Magic dominate 76ers, win fifth game in a row

By Melissa Potes EBC Florida Bureau ORLANDO, Florida (Eagle News)  — Fighting to secure a playoff spot, the Orlando Magic defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 119-98. The win marks their fifth in a row. Center Nikola Vucevic led the magic with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and his 54th double-double this season. He said the Magic played with purpose. “[We] were prepared and focused and really brought it tonight. They’re [76ers] a great team. We played a […]

Brilliant Booker bags 59 but Suns eclipsed in Utah

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Devin Booker exploded for 59 points on Monday but could not prevent the Phoenix Suns suffering a blowout 125-92 defeat against the Utah Jazz. Booker’s brilliant half century of points included five three pointers as he drained 19 of 34 field goal attempts at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The 22-year-old Booker is only the fourth player in NBA history to post multiple 50-point games before […]