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Allenby 'terribly sad' at Australian Masters axe

Friday April 1, 2016    7:36 AM

Allenby, and fellow Australians Geoff Ogilvy and Stuart Appleby, said it was a shame for a prestigious event whose past champions include Tiger Woods and Greg Norman.Allenby won the Australian Masters in 2003 and again in 2005, when he became the only player to clinch Australia's Triple Crown of the Masters, Australian Open and Australian PGA."Of course, I was fortunate to win it twice and while I am delighted that probably no one e ... Full Story

Confident Cavaliers shred Nets in Cleveland

Friday April 1, 2016    7:35 AM

A turbulent few days for Irving ended Thursday with him declaring the Cavs are the team to beat following their 107-87 win over the Brooklyn Nets on a night LeBron James moved into 12th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. The Cavs matched their 53 wins from last ... Full Story

Thai golfer Thongchai sets sights on becoming an old Master

Thursday March 31, 2016    8:21 AM

All the talk before the year's first Major, which begins at Augusta National on April 7, has been about 22-year-old defending champion Jordan Spieth, 28-year-old world number one Jason Day and four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy, 26, the world number three.But the Thai is coming off his most s ... Full Story

Yao Ming elected to Hall of Fame: reports

Wednesday March 30, 2016    6:04 PM

-->(The Sports Xchange) - Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming will be joining the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. The announcement will come this weekend in Houston during the Final Four when the 2016 class is unveiled. ... Full Story

McIlroy skips 'hassle' of U.S. Masters Par 3 contest

Tuesday March 29, 2016    4:41 PM

The Northern Irishman described the relaxed nine-hole event as "a bit of a distraction" as he tries to land a fifth major and a first at Augusta to complete the set of all four of golf's main titles. The 26-year-old last skipped the Par 3 contest in 2011, t ... Full Story

Deere acquires stake in U.S. leader in high-clearance sprayers

Tuesday March 29, 2016    4:41 PM

Deere does not currently produce a "high-clearance" sprayer which allows farmers to spray fields with fertilizers and pesticides later in the growing season. Hagie, a leading U.S. crop sprayer manufacturer, employs about 400 people at its Clarion, Iowa manufac ... Full Story

Hawks hang on for fourth straight win

Tuesday March 29, 2016    4:41 PM

Nail-biters were in short supply during the past week as Atlanta cruised to three consecutive wins by double-digit margins. But the Hawks had no time to relax Monday as they held on in the final minute for a 102-100 win over the Chicago Bulls. "You want to feel the pressure a little bit, make some free throws (do ... Full Story

Durant drives Thunder to win over undermanned Clippers

Friday April 1, 2016    7:35 AM

Durant shot 10-for-22 from the field and only 1-for-8 from 3-point range as he scored at least 20 points for the 60th consecutive game. Russell Westbrook added 26 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. Serge Ibaka scored 16 points to go along with nine rebounds for the Thunder (53-23). Playing without their five regular starters, the Clippers got a career-high 32 points from Austin Rivers and 32 from Jamal Crawford. Rivers shot 12-for-19 from the floor, 7-for-9 from 3-point range, and handed out five assists. C ... Full Story

Young Croatian ready for his shot at NBA fame

Friday April 1, 2016    7:35 AM

They went in -- several times.Dragan Bender's name is not yet well known beyond hardcore basketball fans, but that may soon change.Bender, currently playing for Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv, is expected to be highly sought after by US professional basketball teams in the coming months.Tha ... Full Story

Australian Jackson quits after knees scupper Rio bid

Thursday March 31, 2016    8:21 AM

The 34-year-old power forward, who won two Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) championships with the Seattle Storm, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in December with her knee joint later becoming infected. Doctors told her last week she would n ... Full Story

Marquee event cut from Australian calendar

Wednesday March 30, 2016    6:04 PM

The Australian Masters was first held in 1979 and has been won in the past by major champions Tiger Woods, Bernhard Langer, Greg Norman, Adam Scott and Justin Rose but organizers IMG said the event needed an overhaul and would not be staged this year. "As part of IMG's ongoing evolution of its golf events business, the company is in the process of re-imagining its Australian Masters event to ensure the delivery of a world-class experience," David Rollo, vice president and director of golf for IMG Australia and New Zealand said in a statement carried widely in Australian media. "To best execute a change of this scale, IMG today announced that the Australian Masters will not be pl ... Full Story

Soccer legend Pelé sues Samsung over image in newspaper ad

Tuesday March 29, 2016    4:41 PM

(Reuters) - Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has sued Samsung Electronics Co for at least $30 million, alleging the Korean company improperly used a look-alike in an advertisement that ran in the New York Times without permission. According to the complaint filed this mo ... Full Story

Mets ace Harvey looks OK for Opening Day start

Tuesday March 29, 2016    4:41 PM

-->(Reuters) - New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is likely to start in Sunday's Opening Day game for the National League champions after taking care of a blood clot that had developed in his bladder, the pitcher said on Tuesday. Harvey, who was scratched from his scheduled final ... Full Story

McIlroy to skip Par 3 Contest to focus on Masters

Monday March 28, 2016    5:42 PM

"I'm not going to play the Par 3 Contest this year as it's just too much hassle and it's a bit of a distraction," said the Northern Irish golfer.The four-time major winner will be making his eighth straight appearance in the Masters and only once has he not played the Par 3 ... Full Story

Power hitter Johnson one off the pace in Houston

Friday April 1, 2016    7:35 AM

-->(Reuters) - Long-hitting Dustin Johnson, seeking his first PGA Tour victory of the season, stormed into contention for the Houston Open with a scintillating eagle-birdie finish to the opening round on Thursday. The 31-year-old American sank a 10-footer at the par-five eighth, his penultimate hole of the day, before draining a 24-footer from the fringe at the par-three ninth to card a seven-under 65 at the Golf Club of Houston in ... Full Story

Warriors beat Nuggets in overtime, Spurs still perfect at home

Thursday March 31, 2016    8:21 AM

Stephen Curry scored 31 points and the Warriors overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit to notch a club record 68th win of the season. They have lost only seven games.Klay Thompson forced overtime with a three-pointer with 15 seconds left in regulation.He scored 18 points to help the Warriors ... Full Story

Mavericks rally for key win over Knicks

Thursday March 31, 2016    8:21 AM

But it sure would have looked bleak. Reserve guard J.J. Barea did his part and more to make sure Dallas remains squarely in the hunt. The wily veteran scored 26 points in a must-have game, and the Mavs rallied past the Knicks 91-89 at American Airlines ... Full Story

NBA's Rockets and Pelicans to play in China next October

Tuesday March 29, 2016    9:33 PM

-->New York (AFP) - The Houston Rockets, the former club of Chinese star Yao Ming, will make their first visit to China in 12 years when they face the New Orleans Pelicans next October in two NBA pre-season games.The league announced Tuesday that the 10th edition of NBA games in China would featur ... Full Story

Paul hurts ankle as Clippers club Celtics

Tuesday March 29, 2016    4:41 PM

"It is his ankle, which is good news, because when he went down I thought it was his knee," Rivers said. "Of course, the Lakers' fans thought they were going to bring out the wheelchair at some point, but they didn't do that, so that was good." ... Full Story

Problems mount for Chicago after Atlanta defeat

Tuesday March 29, 2016    4:41 PM

Teague also notched seven assists in a 102-100 victory for the visitors as Chicago's record dipped below .500 for the first time this season, leaving them at 36-37 and further adrift of the Eastern Conference playoff positions. The Bulls' season has gone into a nosedive in recent weeks, ... Full Story

Former NFL Chiefs safety Abdullah quits over concussions

Monday March 28, 2016    5:42 PM

-->Los Angeles (AFP) - Former Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah confirmed his retirement from the National Football League on Monday, citing health concerns after suffering the fifth concussion of his career.The 30-year-old, who was a free agent, announced his decision in a statement on one ... Full Story
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