Lions boost playoff hopes with mauling of Bears
(Reuters) - The Detroit Lions' bid to snap a two-year playoff drought was given a massive boost after a 34-17 win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday halted a two-game skid and moved them into a share of the division lead. Detroit, hosting the first of the National Football League's three U.S. Thanksgiving Day games, got off to a sloppy start but pulled away with touchdowns on their final three possessions of the opening half to build a 24-14 lead. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:24:16 -0500
Boston Verizon FiOS subscribers lose access to local Fox channel
(Reuters) - Boston-area Verizon customers found themselves cut off from one kind of Thanksgiving bird on Thursday: the Eagles football team. Subscribers to Verizon Communications Inc's FiOS cable TV over fiber network service in Boston lost access to Fox's local affiliate station due to a fee dispute with Cox Media Group, which owns the station, according to a Verizon email to customers. That meant the subscribers woke up on Thanksgiving Day unable to watch Thursday's National Football League game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:21:22 -0500
Thai Danthai makes booming start to professional golf
(Reuters) - Thai teenager Danthai Boonma made a blistering start to the professional golf ranks by firing a bogey free six-under-par 66 in the opening round of the Asian Tour's King's Cup on Thursday. The 18-year-old's efforts at the Khon Kaen Golf Club in northeast Thailand were enough for a share of third at the $500,000 event, one shot behind early pace-setters S.S.P. Chowrasia and Anirban Lahiri of India. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:59:35 -0500
Golf-Sporting tragedy puts Scott's poor day into perspective
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Adam Scott had a day to forget at the Australian Open on Thursday but his disappointment was put into perspective when the news of the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes reached him in the scorer's hut. Scott was still out on the course when the death of the international batsman from an injury sustained when he was hit by a ball on Tuesday was announced from a hospital just over three miles away, stunning a sports-mad nation. Former U.S. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:58:27 -0500
Italy's Messina coaches Spurs over Pacers
Assistant coach Ettore Messina guided San Antonio over the Indiana Pacers 106-100, becoming the first Italian to coach an NBA game while replacing Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Popovich, the NBA's longest-tenured coach, missed the Wednesday's game with what the team called a minor medical procedure. The coach who guided the Spurs to last season's NBA title will miss an undisclosed period of time.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:32:24 -0500
LeBron scores 29, powers Cavaliers over Wizards
LeBron James produced game highs of 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to spark the Cleveland Cavaliers over Washington 113-87, avenging a loss to the Wizards five days earlier. James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player who rejoined Cleveland this season after four years at Miami, has struggled to pull the team's talent together after only one month of the NBA season. Kevin Love on Wednesday added 21 points and australian guard Kyrie Irving contributed 18 points for the Cavaliers, who also had 15 points off the bench from guard Dion Waiters.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:21:45 -0500
Steady as she goes for jet-lagged McIlroy in Sydney
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy admitted to feeling fatigued from jet-lag and an early alarm call on Thursday but the first round of his Australian Open title defense was by no means a damage limitation exercise. Starting his day with rain clouds casting an early morning gloom over The Australian Golf Club, the world number one produced a solid round of two-under-par 69 for an early share of second place. ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:32:51 -0500
Cuban star outfielder joins Arizona - report
Yasmany Tomas, a star Cuban outfielder who fled his homeland last July for Haiti, has agreed to a Major League Baseball contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the league's website reported Wednesday. The 24-year-old standout will make $68.5 million (54.7 million euros) over six seasons with the National League club, which did not immediately confirm the report, which cited unnamed sources. The Diamondbacks were 64-98 last season, the worst record in Major League Baseball. Tomas, the son of a truck driver, played five seasons for Havana's Industriales in the Cuban league, hitting 30 home runs with 104 runs batted in over 205 games.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:17:58 -0500
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