NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:27:19 -0400
MIAMI (AP) — Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.
Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:57:06 -0400
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.
Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:21:06 -0400
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.
Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:11:16 -0400
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.
Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:12:20 -0400
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades.
Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:55:35 -0400
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.
Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:07:35 -0400
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline.
Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:40:17 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.
Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:48:35 -0400
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've long sought.
Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:04:11 -0400
DENVER (AP) — Paul Stastny sweated out the trade deadline, wondering if his big, expiring contract and Colorado's desire to beef up its blue line might lead to his departure from Denver.
Korean K.J. Choi beats bad weather to take Heritage lead
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:00:15 -0400
(Reuters) - South Korean K.J. Choi wielded a hot putter to vault into the clubhouse lead during the second round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Friday. Choi made use of his advantageous early tee time, holing several long shots on his way to a four-under-par 67 at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. Half the field completed the round before torrential rain halted competition just before 3 p.m. First round joint leader Matt Kuchar was among those forced off the course. Today the putting, I make a lot." Choi, 43, has won seven times on the PGA Tour, though only once since 2008.
Lakers, Knicks, Celtics miss playoffs, seek help
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:56:23 -0400
For the first time in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks are all absent from the playoffs in the same season. While that will not break any hearts for the 16 clubs who begin their championship quests this weekend, it does leave three of the most iconic franchise in NBA history struggling in search of a new direction. "As a whole, the season was very disappointing for everybody," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. The Lakers went 27-55, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005 and only the sixth season in team history.
Sharp-shooting Westwood stretches lead in Malaysia
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:49:10 -0400
Lee Westwood stretched his lead at the Malaysian Open on Friday, putting on a clinic with his irons as the Englishman moved closer to ending a nearly two-year title drought. Westwood notched a six-under 66 on day two to move to 13-under at the tournament's half-way point, four strokes clear of Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts and Antonio Lascuna of the Philippines. Precise wedge play put Westwood in position to sink five birdie putts from within four feet (one metre) on the front nine at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. "I'm playing a lot better since I started working with Mike Walker about six or seven weeks ago.
Golf-European Tour Malaysian Open scores
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:57:05 -0400
April 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Malaysian Open at the par-72 course on Friday in Kuala Lumpur. The cut was set at 145. ...