Aussie Dellavedova to stay with Cleveland Cavaliers
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:47:37 -0400
(Reuters) - Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova has re-signed for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced on Monday. Terms of the deal were not announced but reports say it is a one-year deal worth more than $1 million to Dellavedova, who made just over $800,000 last season. Dellavedova, 24, made only 13 starts for the Cavs in the 2014-15 regular season, but rose to prominence in the NBA Finals with his hustling defense against the Golden State Warriors.
Accused Russian Taliban's U.S. trial to start Thursday
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:19:04 -0400
(Reuters) - The U.S. trial of a former Soviet officer accused of being a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan will start on Thursday in Virginia after a three-day delay, court documents said on Monday. The trial of the Russian man, Irek Hamidullin, had been scheduled to begin on Monday in Richmond. Hamidullin, believed to be in his 50s, faces 15 criminal counts ranging from supporting terrorists to firearms charges stemming from his alleged orchestration of a 2009 attack on an Afghan border police base.
Cavs re-sign Aussie Dellavedova
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:53:44 -0400
Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova, whose gritty play won fans worldwide during the NBA Finals, has re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team said Monday. The Cavaliers, who fell to Golden State in the NBA championship series in June, announced the deal along with the trade of center Brendan Haywood, guard Mike Miller and two future draft picks to the Portland Trail Blazers. Terms of Dellavedova's contract were not released, but the deal is for one year and ESPN.com reported it was worth some $1.2 million dollars.
Spieth may be the best putter ever, says Poulter
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:23:12 -0400
By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England, (Reuters) - U.S. Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth could go down as the greatest putter golf has ever seen, Europe's Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter told Reuters on Monday. World number two Spieth has won four times this season and is breathing down Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy's neck at the top of the rankings. "The putts Jordan is holing is the reason why he's putting himself in position week in week out," Poulter said.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:26:28 -0400
July 27 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 12.42 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 11.54 3. (3) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.50 4. (9) Jason Day (Australia) 7.03 5. (4) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 6.66 6. (7) Jim Furyk (U.S.) 6.55 7. (5) Justin Rose (Britain) 6.39 8. (6) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 6.36 9. (8) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 6.10 10. (10) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.60 11. (11) Adam Scott (Australia) 5.19 12. (12) Zach Johnson (U.S.) 5.05 13. (13) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 5.01 14. (14) Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 4.82 15. (15) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4.37 16. (17) Matt Kuchar ...
Dodgers pitcher Greinke sees scoreless streak end
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:30:41 -0400
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke saw his impressive streak of scoreless innings pitched ended at 45 and 2/3 innings Sunday against the New York Mets. The streak was the fourth-longest in baseball since 1961 and 13 1/3 innings shy of Orel Hershiser's record of 59 scoreless innings pitched from August 30 to September 28, 1988. It also was behind scoreless streaks of 58 innings by Hall of Famers Don Drys ale and 47 by Bob Gibson in 1968 -- a sparkling year for pitching in the Major Leagues.
Accused Russian Taliban's U.S. trial postponed by one day
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:29:03 -0400
The suspect, Irek Hamidullin, believed to be in his 50s, faces 15 counts ranging from supporting terrorists to firearms charges stemming from his orchestration of a 2009 attack on an Afghan Border Police base. Hamidullin, a former Soviet officer and tank commander in the early 1980s, was indicted by a grand jury in October 2014 and transported to the United States from Afghanistan. The postponement was ordered Friday by the U.S. District Court judge hearing the case.
Pitchers and Pedro rule at Hall of Fame induction
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:24:38 -0400
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz became the first trio of pitchers inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in the same year as they joined Craig Biggio in Sunday's Class of 2015 at Cooperstown, New York. Tens of thousands attended the ceremony in the quaint upstate village with the liveliest, loudest contingent coming to support Martinez, the second Dominican after Juan Marichal in 1983 to be enshrined in the Hall. It's a great moment for the Dominican Republic and Latin America," added Martinez in a speech in English and Spanish.
Australia dumps Cambage for attending rock festival
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:23:29 -0400
Australia have dumped leading women's basketball player Liz Cambage from Olympic qualifiers after she skipped the first day of a training camp to attend a rock festival. As her team mates assembled for training in wintry Melbourne on Sunday, the 23-year-old former WNBA All Star was attending the 'Splendour in the Grass' festival in Byron Bay, an idyllic coastal resort some 1,600 kms (994 miles) away in balmy northern New South Wales. Cambage has been recovering from a serious Achilles injury but had been expected to be available for the national team's warmup matches against Japan before Olympic qualifiers against New Zealand starting Aug. 15.
Golf-FedEx Cup rankings
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:09:58 -0400
July 27 (Infostrada Sports) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 3763 2. (3) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 2043 3. (2) Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 1951 4. (16) Jason Day (Australia) 1793 5. (4) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 1607 6. (5) Robert Streb (U.S.) 1526 7. (6) Zach Johnson (U.S.) 1522 8. (7) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 1510 9. (8) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1497 10. (11) Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 1473 11. (9) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1410 12. (10) J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 1405 13. (12) Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 1384 14. (13) Danny Lee (New Zealand) 1342 15. (14) Justin Rose (Britain) 1322 16. ...
Aussie Day wins Canadian Open in Sunday shoot-out
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 19:57:20 -0400
Jason Day birdied the final three holes en route to a four-under 68 to capture the Canadian Open, holding off David Hearn and Bubba Watson in a final-round shoot-out on Sunday. The 27-year-old Australian drained a 21-foot birdie putt on 18 to finish at 17-under 271 and beat two-time Masters champion Watson (69) by one stroke in the $5.8 million USPGA Tour event. Crowd-favourite Hearn shot an even-par 72 and finished alone in third place, two strokes back of Day as he just missed out becoming the first Canadian to win the tournament in 61 years.
American Thompson rallies to win Meijer Classic
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:37:21 -0400
American Lexi Thompson came from behind to earn her fifth career USLPGA Tour win Sunday, firing a six-under 65 for a one-shot victory in the Meijer Classic. Thompson, who placed third at the Women's PGA Championship earlier this year, finished the week at the Blythefield Country Club at 18-under-par 266. American Lizette Salas began the day with a four-shot lead and closed with a one-under 70.
Australia's Day wins Canadian Open
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:28:52 -0400
Jason Day spoiled Canadian hopes of a first home-grown winner in 61 years at the Canadian Open with a one-stroke victory on Sunday. The 27-year-old Australian birdied the last three holes at Glen Abbey to triumph by one over American Bubba Watson and by two over Canadian David Hearn, the 54-hole leader. Watson and Hearn, playing in the final pairing, shot 69 and 72, respectively.
Thompson wins Meijer LPGA Classic by one shot
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:12:50 -0400
(Reuters) - Lexi Thompson surged past overnight leader Lizette Salas and held off a last-day charge by Gerina Piller to win her fifth career LPGA title by one shot at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday. Four strokes behind fellow American Salas heading into the final round, the long-hitting Thompson birdied five of the first eight holes on the way to a six-under-par 65 in bright sunshine at Blythefield Country Club.