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Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
McIlroy, Scott reignite duel at Australian Open
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:00:40 -0500
Sydney (AFP) - World number one Rory McIlroy returns to defend his Australian Open title this week with Adam Scott itching for revenge after last year's final hole anguish.
Sandoval hits Boston, LaRoche inks Chicago deal
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:40:26 -0500
Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, top Major League Baseball free agent sluggers, signed contracts with the Boston Red Sox, who welcomed the boost to a struggling lineup of hitters. Deals with Sandoval, a star third baseman who helped San Francisco win three of the past five Major League Baseball titles, and Ramirez, a shortstop who will switch to outfielder who first signed with Boston in 2000 at age 16, were announced separately on Tuesday, when slugger Adam LaRoche joined the Chicago White Sox.
Scott out to bury Sydney hurt against inspirational McIlroy
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:34:28 -0500
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Adam Scott still feels the hurt of losing the Australian Open title to Rory McIlroy on the final green last year but believes the world number one has also inspired him to become a better golfer. Scott was set to win a rare "Triple Crown" of Australian titles when he went into the final round at Royal Sydney last year but bogeyed the final hole to allow McIlroy to win his only title of 2013 with a birdie. "I certainly have a thorn in my side after not winning last year. ...
Curry scores 40 to power Golden State over Miami
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:15 -0500
Miami (AFP) - Stephen Curry scored 40 points and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Miami Heat 114-97, stretching their NBA win streak to six games.
CBS, Dish extend deadline to negotiate new contract
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:24:01 -0500
(Reuters) - CBS Corp and satellite operator Dish Network avoided a blackout of CBS TV shows and its heavily watched Thanksgiving Day NFL game as the two sides agreed to extend the deadline into next week in order to hash out the details of a new contract. The two sides had been working under a previous five-day extension, announced on Nov. 20, that kept the nation's most watched network and its CBS Sports cable channel on the air. The tense negotiations are the latest in a long string of disputes between media conglomerates and distributors over the price of carrying cable channels. On Nov. ...
Playoff contenders feature in US Thanksgiving games
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:48:11 -0500
The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles meet Thursday in a showdown of NFL divisional co-leaders with four other clubs fighting for playoff spots also on the US Thanksgiving holiday slate. In addition to the Cowboys-Eagles matchup of 8-3 teams for the NFC East lead, reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle will visit San Francisco and Detroit will play host to Chicago in nationally televised games. The champion Seahawks and 49ers are both 7-4, two games behind NFC West leader Arizona, and trailing in the wildcard playoff fight by tie-breakers to Detroit, which at 7-4 is one game behind NFC North leader Green Bay.
Bills to play at home Sunday despite snow damage
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:15:01 -0500
Despite stadium damage from a massive snowstorm that forced relocation of a game, the Buffalo Bills will play at home in Sunday's National Football League game against Cleveland. Bills president Russ Brandon and vice president of operations Andy Major said Tuesday that Ralph Wilson Stadium will require only minor repairs and remains structurally sound despite a storm that dumped more than six feet (two meters) of snow on the area and led to at least 14 deaths.
No Cavalier attitude as LeBron faces toughest test
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:10:24 -0500
Nearly a month into his homecoming season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA superstar LeBron James and his new teammates still struggle to discover roles and mesh into a title contender. The Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 victory over Orlando, but at 6-7 on the season remain very much a work in progress. James left the Cavaliers in 2010 for Miami and won two NBA titles and lost twice more in the NBA Finals before making his return to his home region last July, joining Australian guard Kyrie Irving and adding star big man Kevin Love to create a new "Big Three" that figured to make Cleveland the team to beat in the NBA's Eastern Conference.
T-wolves lose top scorer Martin to wrist surgery
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:19:06 -0500
Kevin Martin, who leads the Minnesota Timberwolves with 20.4 points a game this season, underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured right wrist, the NBA club announced. The operation, performed by Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic, is expected to sideline the 31-year-old point guard from six to eight weeks. Martin suffered the injury early in the first quarter of Minnesota's 115-99 victory over the New York Knicks last Wednesday, a matchup in which he scored 37 points. The 11-year NBA veteran began his NBA career in 2004 with Sacramento and has also made stops in Houston and Oklahoma City.
American Koepka wins European Rookie of Year award
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:02:16 -0500
LONDON (Reuters) - Brooks Koepka matched the feat achieved by fellow American Peter Uihlein 12 months ago when he was named European Tour Rookie of the Year on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Koepka finished eighth on the money-list in his first full season on the circuit and also won the Turkish Airlines Open earlier this month. "Winning the Rookie of the Year award means so much," Koepka said in a news release. (Writing by Tony Jimenez, editing by Toby Davis)
Ex-NFL defensive back charged with domestic assault in Virginia
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:45:23 -0500
(Reuters) - Former Washington Redskins defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with domestic assault following an altercation at a suburban Washington home, police said Tuesday. Deputies responded to a call Sunday at an Ashburn, Virginia, home around 11 a.m. EST for a report of a domestic assault. The victim told police that Smoot - her boyfriend - grabbed her during a argument, according to a police report. Smoot, 35, was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault, booked at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and released. ...
Cancer feared for sidelined Chiefs safety Berry
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:13:08 -0500
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the NFL non-football illness list after a mass was discovered on the right side of his chest, sparking cancer fears. Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder on Monday said Berry began feeling discomfort in his chest late in the Chiefs' loss to Oakland last Thursday and that an MRI exam Friday showed the mass in his chest, meaning the "leading consideration" is that Berry has lymphoma, a form of cancer. "We don't have a definitive diagnosis," Burkholder said. Berry, 25, will be examined by doctors at Emory University in Atlanta over the next few days, Burkholder added.