November 28 2015
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Warriors extend unbeaten streak

Saturday November 28, 2015    5:09 AM

(The Sports Xchange) - Golden State guard Stephen Curry scored 41 points and made nine 3-pointers as the Warriors extended their unbeaten streak to start the season to an NBA-record 17 games in a 135-116 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. Reserve guard Leandro Barbosa had 21 points and made all five of his 3-point attempts for the Warriors (17-0), who set the NBA record for consecutive victor ... Full Story

Philadelphia 76ers freefall continues as they drop to 0-17

Saturday November 28, 2015    5:09 AM

It was the third career 50 point game for Harden, who now has the most in franchise history as he surpassed Hakeem Olajuwon, Moses Malone and Elvin Hayes who had two each.The sad sack Sixers hit another low as they equaled their franchise-worst 0-17 start from last season. With 27 consecutive los ... Full Story

LeBron milestone as labor of Love sparks Cavaliers romp

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:13 PM

James joined Oscar Robertson as the only other player in NBA history to rank in the top 25 for both scoring and assists after helping team-mate Kevin Love to a three-pointer with five minutes left in the second quarter. The assist pushed James' career total to 6,837, nudging him ahead of Nor ... Full Story

Perfect 10 as Patriots battle past Buffalo Bills

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:13 PM

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady survived a sustained buffeting from the Buffalo defense to steer the reigning Super Bowl champions to their 10th win of the current campaign.Brady threw one touchdown pass and his third interception of the season as New England dug deep at Foxborough to see off their ... Full Story

Ireland's Lowry suffers more Dubai frustration

Friday November 20, 2015    11:55 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Shane Lowry suffered yet more frustration as the Irishman's attempt to top the European Tour money list for a first time floundered after another difficult round in the desert on Friday. Going into the season-ending $8 million DP World Tour Champi ... Full Story

Park, Kim, Meadow among LPGA award winners

Friday November 20, 2015    10:59 AM

Naples (United States) (AFP) - South Koreans Park In-Bee and Kim Sei-Young and Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow were among the players to receive awards at the LPGA's end of season celebration.Park, the world number two chasing New Zealand teen Lydia Ko this week for the year-end top ran ... Full Story

Nearly-man Kisner grabs first-round PGA lead

Thursday November 19, 2015    8:15 PM

Kisner, still seeking his first PGA title, made five birdies and eagled his penultimate hole, the par-5 eighth at the Plantation Course, during a bogey-free round to claim his first opening-round lead after 109 tour starts.The event, hosted by Davis Love, is played over two courses, the par-70 Seaside Course and the par-72 Plantation layout.Kisner ... Full Story

Business as usual as mighty Warriors improve to 17-0

Saturday November 28, 2015    5:09 AM

In what is becoming the status quo for the mighty Warriors, guard Stephen Curry scored 41 points and made nine three-pointers as they stretched their unbeaten streak to start the season to an NBA-record 17 games.The Warriors had a season-high in points and made a season-high 22 three-pointers and shot 56.8 percent from the field, 57.9 on three-point attempts.Curry said they are attracting new fans where ever they go."It was packed in our section," Curry said. "Dub Nation is growing by the day. It's fun to see on the road. ... Full Story

76ers lose 27th successive game, worst in North American sport

Saturday November 28, 2015    5:09 AM

(Reuters) - The Philadelphia 76ers etched their name into the records book on Friday when they suffered a 116-114 loss to the Houston Rockets for their 27th consecutive defeat -- the worst losing streak in major North American sport. The 76ers lost their final 10 games last season to f ... Full Story

Jordan Spieth expects to win at least one major in 2016

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:13 PM

Spieth is back in Sydney to defend this week's Australian Open, a victory he capped with a blistering final-round, course-record 63 that kick-started a rich vein of form.The Dallas-born player went on to win the following weeks Hero World Challenge and then headed into the PGA Tour season, c ... Full Story

Jordan Spieth says Olympics is 'fifth golf major'

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:13 PM

Barring injury or an unexpected form slump, the reigning Masters and US Open champion will spearhead a four-strong American attack in the 60-man field at the Games in Brazil."Just competing in the Olympics; just walking the opening ceremony, staying in the village, meeting these incredible athletes from around the world, hopefully that's something I'll be able to experience next August," he said in Sydney on Tuesday."Winning a gold medal has got to be up there now in my mind with winning a major championship. "I've been asked the question: a green jacket or a gold medal, or a Wanamaker (trophy) or an Open Championship or a gold medal? That's not fair. "I think this year we're going to ap ... Full Story

Kruger hits form with sparkling 65

Friday November 20, 2015    10:59 AM

Kruger, down to 500th in the world rankings after only one top-10 finish all year, produced the second round's lowest score to be tied with Taiwan's Hung Chien-yao and Lee Chieh-po."It's fun to finally make some putts. I'm happy. I think I like to play in the wind. I've a ... Full Story

Bradford, Mathews out for NFL's Eagles with concussions

Friday November 20, 2015    10:59 AM

Philadelphia (AFP) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Ryan Mathews were ruled out of Sunday's NFL game against Tampa Bay by the club Friday due to concussion issues.Bradford also reportedly is suffering from a separated left shoulder, although the team has said ... Full Story

Harper, Donaldson win Most Valuable Player honors

Thursday November 19, 2015    8:15 PM

Harper, who was 22 at the end of the National League regular season when the vote was taken, received all 30 first-place votes from Baseball Writers' Association of America members after batting .330, slugging 42 home runs and driving in 99. The left-handed hitting ou ... Full Story

Green leads way on offense, defense for Heat

Saturday November 28, 2015    5:09 AM

Green, starting in place of injured forward Luol Deng, and rookie forward Justise Winslow held Anthony scoreless for the final three quarters on 0-for-8 shooting at Madison Square Garden, limiting him to a season-low 11 points. "I respect 'Melo a lot," Green said. "I've been a fan of him before I've even been in this league. "I just try to take the challenge. You really ... Full Story

Local boy Jones leads Australian Open

Saturday November 28, 2015    5:09 AM

Spieth battled his way through a "frustrating" day to record a three under par 68, moving to three under par overall.He kick-started his round with a first hole birdie, managing three other birdies but also back-to-back bogeys at the 15th and 16th."The cross winds agai ... Full Story

Unwanted NBA record looms as Philadelphia 76ers crash again

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:13 PM

Los Angeles (AFP) - The Philadelphia 76ers edged closer to another chapter of NBA infamy on Monday, crashing 100-95 to the Minnesota Timberwolves to leave them just one defeat away from the worst losing streak in history.The 76ers are now 0-15 for the season, and combined with a run of 10 straigh ... Full Story

FIFA ethics report calls for sanctions against Blatter, Platini

Saturday November 21, 2015    12:25 PM

BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA ethics investigators called on Saturday for sanctions against president Sepp Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini, dealing a fresh blow to Platini's bid to succeed Blatter as head of world soccer's governing body. Both ... Full Story

Jaguars edge Titans in NFL division clash

Friday November 20, 2015    10:59 AM

Washington (AFP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars scored 10 points in the last four minutes of a 19-13 NFL win over Tennessee, making slight headway in the weak AFC South division.Rashad Greene's 63-yard punt return for Jacksonville was followed by a short touchdown pass from Blake Bortles to ... Full Story

Harper, Donaldson win Most Valuable Player awards

Friday November 20, 2015    12:25 AM

Harper captured the prize for the National League unanimously, garnering all 30 first-place votes and a perfect 420 points from a media panel, while Donaldson took the honor in the American League with 23 first-place ballots and 385 total points.Harper, 23, became the youngest unanimous Most Val ... Full Story

Donald left frustrated after late bogeys dent Dubai start

Thursday November 19, 2015    6:55 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Former world number one Luke Donald was left frustrated after some late bogeys marred a blistering start to his first round at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Thursday. Donald sunk birdies on the opening three holes of Dubais earth cou ... Full Story
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