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Reavie grabs Pebble Beach first-round lead

Thursday February 11, 2016    6:21 PM

Reavie fired an eagle and seven birdies with one bogey on the par-71 Monterey Peninsula course, one of three in use for the tournament along with Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill -- both par-72 layouts.World number one Spieth, winner of the Masters and US Open last year, opened with a one-under 71 at Spyglass Hill, as did reigning PGA Champion Day of Australia."A bit weak," was Spieth's assessment of his round, which i ... Full Story

Love injury overshadows Kobe's Cleveland farewell

Thursday February 11, 2016    2:55 AM

Guard Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 35 points and LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who enter the All-Star break on a three-game winning streak and focused on the health of their power forward. Bryant's arm seemed to catc ... Full Story

No mercy for Kobe in Cleveland farewell

Thursday February 11, 2016    1:55 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 35 points and James added 29 as the Cavs romped home 120-111 against the Lakers, before the Cleveland fans bade a fond farewell to the retiring Bryant.Bryant finished with 17 points and six rebounds while shooting just five of 16 for the Lakers.However, the Cavaliers victory ... Full Story

Grizzlies' Spanish center Gasol out indefinitely with broken foot

Wednesday February 10, 2016    11:28 AM

It will be a blow to the Spanish national team as well six months before the Olympic Games. The Grizzlies released a statement that Gasol's "MRI revealed a fracture in his right foot". The team did not say exactly how and when the injury occurre ... Full Story

'Sore loser' Newton defends Super Bowl sulk

Tuesday February 9, 2016    5:42 PM

Newton has attracted widespread criticism for his conduct before reporters after the Panthers' upset loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.The 26-year-old National Football League Most Valuable Player gave a series of one-word answers before abruptly leaving after three minutes ... Full Story

Griffin suspended four games for punch

Tuesday February 9, 2016    5:42 PM

Los Angeles (AFP) - Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin was suspended for four games and fined on Tuesday for his part in a punch-up that left him with a broken hand.Griffin underwent surgery last month to repair his hand, which was injured when he attacked a team equipment manager in a fight o ... Full Story

Pelicans beat Timberwolves, end four-game losing streak

Tuesday February 9, 2016    10:26 AM

Forward Anthony Davis led the way with 27 points on 13-of-22 shooting as the Pelicans blew open a close game in the second quarter and never looked back. Guard Jrue Holiday came off the bench to add 27 points for the Pelicans. And forward Ryan Anderson scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for New Orleans ... Full Story

Rejuvenated Spieth switches focus back to PGA Tour

Thursday February 11, 2016    3:25 AM

The American world number one has finished no worse than joint seventh in his last seven starts worldwide while winning twice, and relishes competing in the pro-am celebrity event on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula. "My game feels good," Masters and U.S. Open champion Spieth, 22, told Golf Channel on Wednesday while preparing for Thursday's opening round. "I played 18 holes the last couple of days, once on Pebble and once on Cypress, so if you're not refreshed after doing th ... Full Story

Love injury overshadows Kobe's Cleveland farewell

Thursday February 11, 2016    2:55 AM

Guard Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 35 points and LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who enter the All-Star break on a three-game winning streak and focused on the health of their power forward. Bryant's arm seemed to catc ... Full Story

Warriors down Rockets for 42nd straight home win

Wednesday February 10, 2016    11:28 AM

Point guard Stephen Curry poured in 35 points, his 23rd game with 30 or more this season, helping the Warriors (47-4) win their 10th in a row, each of which they led by at least 15 points. Curry shot 12-for-24 for the Warriors, who improved to 24-0 at home this season wit ... Full Story

Curry magic as Golden State Warriors down Rockets

Wednesday February 10, 2016    10:55 AM

Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Curry scored 35 points in a pulsating battle in Oakland to take the Warriors' record to 47-4 for the season.The highlight of Curry's latest masterclass was his role in a remarkable passage of play in the third quarter, when he stripped the ball inside the Warriors paint and then darted forward to launch an attack.An incredible behind-the-back pass found Andre Iguodala, who flipped to Leandro Barbosa to score. The Rockets had fought back after a disastrous first quarter which saw the Warriors jump out to a 38-22 lead after only 11 minutes.Houston rallied however with James Harden (37 points) and led 74-69 early in the second half. ... Full Story

Clippers suspend Griffin four games for punching incident

Tuesday February 9, 2016    5:42 PM

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended forward Blake Griffin four games and will withhold his pay for an additional contest for punching an equipment manager last month, the NBA team said on Tuesday. The Clippers said the Jan. 23 incident in Toronto, which left the f ... Full Story

Elway says no pressure on Manning over future

Tuesday February 9, 2016    5:42 PM

Los Angeles (AFP) - Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said Tuesday Peyton Manning will not be pressured into a quick decision over his future, hinting that the quarterback may still have a role with the franchise if he plays on.Manning is widely expected to announce his retirement a ... Full Story

NFL Broncos' Super Bowl win draws 111.9 million viewers

Tuesday February 9, 2016    10:26 AM

Los Angeles (AFP) - The Denver Broncos' 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers drew some 111.9 million viewers to make it the third most watched show in US television history, Nielsen said Monday.The viewership tracker said preliminary data showed the 50th edition of the NFL ... Full Story

Rejuvenated Spieth switches focus back to PGA Tour

Thursday February 11, 2016    3:25 AM

The American world number one has finished no worse than joint seventh in his last seven starts worldwide while winning twice, and relishes competing in the pro-am celebrity event on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula. "My game feels good," Masters and U.S. Open champion Spieth, 22, told Golf Channel on Wednesday while preparing for Thursday's opening round. "I played 18 holes the last ... Full Story

Morris-Goodwin scuffle makes defeat worse for Suns

Thursday February 11, 2016    2:25 AM

(Reuters) - The Phoenix Suns' season took another fractious turn on Wednesday when team mates Markieff Morris and Archie Goodwin got into a shoving match during the teams loss to the Golden State Warriors. A heated conversation turned physical between the two players during ... Full Story

Bucks snap losing streak with win over Celtics

Wednesday February 10, 2016    11:28 AM

Middleton finished with 20 points for the Bucks, who got 29 points and 12 rebounds from center Greg Monroe. Monroe's hook shot with a second to play seemed to give the Bucks the lead for good, but Jerryd Bayless was whistled for a foul on the other end, and Kelly O ... Full Story

Curry magic as Golden State Warriors down Rockets

Wednesday February 10, 2016    10:55 AM

Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Curry scored 35 points in a pulsating battle in Oakland to take the Warriors' record to 47-4 for the season.The highlight of Curry's latest masterclass was his role in a remarkable passage of play in the third quarter, when he stripped the ball inside the ... Full Story

NBA star Marc Gasol sidelined after breaking foot

Tuesday February 9, 2016    5:42 PM

Los Angeles (AFP) - Memphis Grizzlies star Marc Gasol faces a lengthy layoff after suffering a fracture in his right foot, the team confirmed Tuesday.The towering center exited early from Monday's defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers but had complained of pain over the weekend.An MRI scan at ... Full Story

James triple-double leads Cavs over Kings

Tuesday February 9, 2016    10:26 AM

James had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and teammate Kyrie Irving added 32 points and 12 assists to pile on the misery for the Kings, who have lost four straight and eight of their last nine.Sacramento coach George Karl reportedly could be fired before next weekend's All-Star break.C ... Full Story

Super Bowl fans bet record $132.5 million at Nevada casinos

Tuesday February 9, 2016    10:26 AM

(Reuters) - Gamblers wagered a record $132.5 million at Nevada casinos on Super Bowl 50 with an upset win for the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers giving sportsbooks their highest profit in two years on the NFL showpiece. Unaudited figures showed the value of bets made ... Full Story
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