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Warriors hold off charge to beat Thunder
News Image(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors showed why they are considered the best team in the NBA. Guard Klay Thompson hit a key 3-pointer with 1:40 remaining as the Golden State Warriors erased a nine-point deficit, blew a 20-point lead and outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-108 Saturday night at Oracle Arena. "In the third quarter we got careless," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 01:58:49 -0500
Warriors rally to beat hard-charging Thunder
News ImageKlay Thompson rattled in a clutch three pointer with 1:40 left as the Golden State Warriors won their ninth straight with a 116-108 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder made Golden State work for the victory as the Warriors led by 20 points at one stage then had to come-from-behind to erase a nine-point Oklahoma City lead. Golden State improved to 46-4 and tie the 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers for the best 50-game start in league history.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 01:45:27 -0500
Spurs hold off Bryant and Lakers to continue home run
News Image(The Sports Xchange) - Retiring Los Angeles guard and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant may have won the battle on Saturday in his final trip to San Antonio, but it was the Spurs who won the war, thanks to a combined 46 points from their two starting forwards and a pair of huge baskets by point guard Tony Parker down the stretch. The Spurs survived a riveting command performance in the Alamo City by Bryant and outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers 106-102 to win their fourth straight game and remain unbeaten at home. Bryant, who is retiring at the end of this campaign after spending 20 seasons in the NBA, all with Los Angeles, finished with 25 points, 16 of them in the third period to help lead the Lakers back into the game.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 01:11:55 -0500
Favre headlines Hall of Fame Class of 2016
News ImageBy Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Strong-armed quarterback Brett Favre, an ironman at the position and a bold playmaker, headlined the eight-member Class of 2016 voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Favre, who retired five years ago, was elected in his first year of eligibility after a 20-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl title with the Green Bay Packers in the 1996 season. When he left the game, the three-time NFL Most Valuable Player reigned as the league's all-time leader in completions, yards and passing touchdowns.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:22:31 -0500
Panthers QB Newton named NFL's Most Valuable Player
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates on the side lines during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals in Charlotte, North CarolinaBy Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Quarterback Cam Newton was named the National Football League's Most Valuable Player on Saturday at the NFL Honors show after a sensational season in which he led the Carolina Panthers to a near-perfect record. The 26-year-old Newton was a near unanimous choice for the NFL's most prestigious honor, garnering 48 of the 50 votes with quarterbacks Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals receiving one vote each.
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 23:34:13 -0500
Newton crowned season MVP, Favre into Hall of Fame
News ImageCam Newton was crowned the National Football League's Most Valuable Player as the Carolina Panthers quarterback warmed up for the Super Bowl with two honors on the sport's annual awards night. Newton, who had been the runaway favorite to scoop the MVP award after a record-breaking season which saw him pass for 35 touchdowns and rush for 10 more, also won the offensive player of the year award. The 26-year-old signal-caller's father Cecil was on hand to collect the honors on behalf of his son before a star-studded audience at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco.
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:45:45 -0500
Jang clinches first LPGA win and ends 'heartbreaking' run
(Reuters) - South Korean Jang Ha-na overcame waterlogged conditions and a marathon final day to clinch her first LPGA victory, a two-shot triumph at the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida, on Saturday. An emotional Jang burst into tears after rolling in a birdie at the par-five 18th at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club to finally close the deal after four runner-up finishes last year. Jang admitted after that her inability to break through had been "heartbreaking" as she had watched so many of her Korean friends win LPGA events. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:44:04 -0500
Golf-Jang clinches first LPGA win and ends 'heartbreaking' run
* Jang did not make birdie in final round until 16th hole * Overnight co-leader Lydia Ko fades early in final round (Adds new quotes) Feb 6 (Reuters) - South Korean Jang Ha-na overcame waterlogged conditions and a marathon final day to clinch her first LPGA victory, a two-shot triumph at the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida, on Saturday. An emotional Jang burst into tears after rolling in a birdie at the par-five 18th at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club to finally close the deal after four runner-up finishes last year. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:38:12 -0500
Manning, Newton to duel as America stops for Super Bowl 50
News ImageA perfectly scripted quarterback duel between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton will take center stage on Sunday as America comes to a standstill for the 50th edition of the Super Bowl. More than 100 million households across the United States and millions more worldwide will tune in to see if Manning can inspire the Denver Broncos to an upset victory over Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 21:57:11 -0500
Kiwi Lee seizes three-shot Phoenix Open lead
News ImageNew Zealand's Danny Lee nabbed six birdies in a four-under par 67 to build a three-stroke lead in the US PGA Tour's $6.5 million Phoenix Open. Lee, seeking to add a second US tour title to the Greenbrier Classic trophy he captured last year, had a 13-under par total of 200 at TPC Scottsdale, where the PGA Tour said the crowd of 201,003 set a record for single day attendance on the PGA Tour. "Two-hundred thousand?" Lee said.
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 21:29:51 -0500
MRI shows only knee strain for NBA Bulls forward Butler
News ImageChicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler was diagnosed with only a left knee strain Saturday, but his timetable for a return to the NBA club will depend on further injury evaluation. The Bulls announced that an MRI exam performed Saturday in Minneapolis confirmed the 26-year-old American suffered the setback in the second quarter of a 115-110 loss Friday at Denver. Butler's response to treatment and further evaluation when he and his teammates return to Chicago will determine the timetable for his return, the Bulls said in a statement.
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:57:32 -0500
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open scores
Feb 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open at the par-71 course on Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona -13 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 67 66 67 -10 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 65 68 70 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 65 70 68 -9 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 67 73 64 Boo Weekley (U.S.) 71 68 65 -8 Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 69 71 65 -7 James Hahn (U.S.) 67 65 74 Harris English (U.S.) 68 67 71 John Huh (U.S.) 69 70 67 -6 Kevin Na (U.S.) 68 71 68 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 65 70 72 Matt Every (U.S.) 70 69 68 Webb Simpson (U.S.) 68 71 68 Charles Howell III (U.S.) 70 69 68 Blayne Barber (U.S. ... Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:41:05 -0500
Jang clinches first LPGA win at soggy Coates Championship
(Reuters) - South Korean Jang Ha-na overcame waterlogged conditions and a marathon final day to clinch her first LPGA victory, a two-shot triumph at the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida, on Saturday. An emotional Jang burst into tears after rolling in a birdie at the par-five 18th at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club to finally close the deal after four runner-up finishes last year. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:13:45 -0500
Jang holds off teen stars for first LPGA victory
News ImageSouth Korea's Jang Ha-Na birdied two of the last three holes Saturday to capture her first LPGA title, holding off teen stars Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson to win the Coates Championship. Jang, who made the LPGA's first hole-in-one albatross last week in the Bahamas, made her breakthrough at the same Golden Ocala (Florida) Golf and Equestrian Club layout where she had one of her four runner-up finishes last year. "It feels like a very long wait but it's really nice," Jang said.
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:08:02 -0500
Future fans will live the Super Bowl, not watch it
News ImageBy Steve Keating SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In 2066 when the Super Bowl celebrates its 100th anniversary fans will not just watch the National Football League's championship game - they will live it in all its bone-jarring virtual reality glory. Football fans will look back on Super Bowl 50 in much the same, quaint way people today reflect on Super Bowl I, a simple sporting event with halftime marching bands that did not sell out.
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:38:56 -0500
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