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Louisville's Jackson becomes youngest to win Heisman
News ImageUniversity of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson became the youngest player to win the Heisman Trophy when he was named the top performer in US college football. The 19-year-old Jackson on Saturday became the 13th quarterback in the last 16 years to win the coveted award and he did it by combining prolific passing skills with an aggressive running game. University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield placed third with 361 points while his Oklahoma teammate and wide receiver Dede Westbrook was fourth with 209 points.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:46:21 -0500
Louisville QB Jackson is youngest Heisman winner
News Image(Reuters) - University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson became the youngest recipient of the Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding U.S. college football player on Saturday. Jackson, who at 19 years, 337 days is five days younger than Jameis Winston of Florida State was when he won the coveted award in 2013, also became the first player from Louisville to take home the trophy, which was first bestowed in 1935.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:54:01 -0500
English, Kuchar win Franklin Templeton Shootout
News ImageHarris English and Matt Kuchar won the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Saturday after shooting a seven-under-par 65 in the final round of the pairs event in Florida. English and Kuchar's victory at Tiburon Golf Club continues their strong run in the event, which they won in 2013 before finishing runners-up in 2014 and 2015. The duo clinched their second win in the tournament after prevailing in a nip-and-tuck final round duel with Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker, who had trailed by one shot at the start of the day.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:28:04 -0500
Kuechly remains in concussion protocol, out for Sunday
News Image(Reuters) - Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, has not cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, the team said on Saturday. Kuechly, the National Football League's defensive player of the year in 2013, has been sidelined since suffering the injury against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 17 and will miss a third straight game due to concussion for a second consecutive season. Drafted by the Panthers ninth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, Kuechly had initially been listed as questionable for Sunday's game and coach Ron Rivera said on Friday that he would be "good to go" as long as he passed the final test of the protocol.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:54:53 -0500
Cabrera Bello scents end to long win drought
News ImageRyder Cup star Rafa Cabrera Bello recovered from a late stumble to retain a share of the Hong Kong Open lead and move within sight of his first victory in four years on Saturday. England's Tommy Fleetwood fired three-under-par 67 to lie in sole second spot with an aggregate score of 201, one stroke better than America's David Lipsky who shot 66. Cabrera Bello, a bright spot in Europe's Ryder Cup defeat in October, is bidding to join fellow Spaniards Jose Maria Olazabal, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Manuel Lara as a Hong Kong winner.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:04:25 -0500
Golf - Unheralded Brazel grabs share of lead with Cabrera Bello
Golf - DP World Tour championshipUnheralded Australian Sam Brazel shot a three-under 67 to grab a share of the lead with playing partner Rafa Cabrera Bello after the third round of the Hong Kong Open at Fanling on Saturday. Ranked 480th in the world, Brazel soared up the leaderboard with three birdies on the back nine as Spaniard Cabrera Bello, who had led by three strokes overnight, endured a roller-coaster even par round at the European Tour co-sanctioned event. Playing in the final group of the day, Cabrera Bello and Brazel strode down the par-four 18th fairway tied after both found the green safely with their second shots.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 04:39:15 -0500
Rose concedes Hong Kong Open golf title, focuses on 'rehab'
News ImageJustin Rose admitted his Hong Kong Open title defence was all but over on Saturday and said he was treating the $2 million tournament as "rehab" for a painful back injury. Rose displayed signs of discomfort during his round but he said he was feeling his way back to fitness after pulling out of last week's Hero World Challenge with the back problem. "I'm out here doing my job, the physios out here have been great, the gym facilities at the hotel have been great.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:23:13 -0500
Anthony's 33 points lift Knicks to win in Sacramento
News ImageCarmelo Anthony capped a tense week with a milestone night, pouring in 33 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 103-100 NBA victory over the Kings in Sacramento. Jackson told CBS Sports Network in an interview that aired on Tuesday that Anthony's tendency to hold the ball too long slows the team's offense.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:36:25 -0500
Westbrook's seventh triple-double can't save Thunder
News ImageRussell Westbrook's seventh straight triple-double put him in rare company, but it couldn't lift the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Houston Rockets. Westbrook on Friday scored 27 points, handed out 10 assists and pulled down 10 rebounds to become the first player since Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan in 1989 to notch seven consecutive triple-doubles. Guard Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 17 points and Ryan Anderson chipped in 14.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:54:13 -0500
Record-equalling Howell scorches into Hong Kong Open contention
News ImageDavid Howell came from nowhere to shoot a record-equalling 63 at the Hong Kong Open Saturday, as the former Ryder Cup player rediscovered long-lost form to surge up the leaderboard. The 41-year-old world number 228, who defeated then world number one Tiger Woods to win the inaugural HSBC Champions in Shanghai in 2005, scorched to seven-under at par-70 Fanling to put himself in contention. Howell, who matched the course record held jointly by Chris Wood and Lucas Bjerregaard, arrived at the European Tour 2017 season-opener after taking six weeks off to recover from a foot injury.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:13:47 -0500
LeBron James climbs NBA scoring list as Cavaliers blow out Heat
News ImageLeBron James's 27 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 114-84 blowout of the Miami Heat moved the Cavs superstar into ninth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points as Cleveland notched their third straight victory and their second in a row by 30 points. Cleveland held the Heat to 34.8 percent shooting from the field -- a season low for a Cavaliers opponent and the Heat's season low.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:40:07 -0500
Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. fined $12,154 for outburst
News ImageNew York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $12,154 by the NFL on Friday for verbal abuse and excessive profanity directed toward an official. The fine is at least the fifth of the season for the controversial player, who reportedly confronted an official on the field after the Giants' 24-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday. Beckham was irked in the first quarter after being called for offensive pass interference and sharply criticized officiating after the game.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:53:44 -0500
Kuchar, English take lead at shootout
News ImageMatt Kuchar and Harris English fired a combined six-under-par 66 on Friday to take a one-shot lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout pairs event in Florida. Kuchar and English moved to 21 under after two rounds, one clear of Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly who carded a four-under-par combined 68 in the modified alternate shot format at Tiburon Golf Club.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:38:36 -0500
London to host four NFL games in 2017
News ImageThe National Football League confirmed Friday that London will host four games during the 2017 season, citing "tremendous support" for the sport in Britain. An NFL statement said it was expanding its international series to four games in recognition of Britain's "passionate and growing" fan base. "We continue to be incredibly excited by the passion and love for the NFL shown by our millions of UK fans," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:24:11 -0500
NFL expands London push to four games in 2017
News Image(Reuters) - The National Football League (NFL) will stage four games in London next season as part of is growing commitment to what it calls an increasing fan base in the British capital. Teams and venues for the games, which is up from the three games played in London each season since 2014, will be announced on Tuesday. "We continue to be incredibly excited by the passion and love for the NFL shown by our millions of UK fans," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:48:32 -0500
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