Cavs take long-range approach to big win over Hawks
(The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers made a record 25 three-pointers to pound the Atlanta Hawks 123-98 on Wednesday to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Ten Cavs made three-pointers, led by J.R. Smith with seven. Dahntay Jones' corner three-pointer with 2:24 left gave the Cavs the all-time record, surpassing the 2009 Orlando Magic and the 2014 Houston Rockets, who each made 23 treys in a game.
Thu, 05 May 2016 01:45:59 -0400
Cavs use long-range 3 point onslaught to pound Hawks
The Cleveland Cavaliers fired a record-setting 25 three pointers as they pummelled the Atlanta Hawks 123-98 to seize a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference playoff series on Wednesday. Cleveland produced 18 first half three pointers which propelled them to a 74-38 halftime lead. JR Smith led the barrage from beyond the arc with seven overall as 10 Cleveland players made three pointers in the second round postseason game.
Thu, 05 May 2016 01:31:13 -0400
Aussie golfer Leishman to skip Olympics over Zika fears
Golfer Marc Leishman pulled out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday over fears about the Zika virus and its possible impact on his wife, after fellow Australian Adam Scott also withdrew. Leishman is Australia's number three and after Scott's controversial move to skip Rio because of his busy schedule, he was in line to join world number one Jason Day in Brazil.
Wed, 04 May 2016 22:41:21 -0400
Quarterback Manziel booked by Texas police on assault charge
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was booked by police in Dallas County on Wednesday and posted bond on a charge of beating his ex-girlfriend earlier this year, police said. Manziel had a mug shot taken and posted bond of $1,500, police said.
Wed, 04 May 2016 18:42:10 -0400
Furyk back from injury as McIlroy defends at Quail Hollow
By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - American 17-times PGA Tour winner Jim Furyk makes his comeback from injury at this week's Wells Fargo Championship, where Rory McIlroy is defending champion. Furyk, 45, has not played since September due to a left wrist injury that required surgery in February and he will have plenty of work to do if he is to secure a spot in his 10th consecutive Ryder Cup later this year. McIlroy is also raring to go after three weeks off, having not played since the Masters, where he tied for 10th and was not happy with aspects of his swing.
Wed, 04 May 2016 18:38:29 -0400
Miami Heat's Bosh out for rest of NBA playoffs
"The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh announce that Chris will not be playing in the remainder of the 2016 NBA Playoffs," a joint statement from player and club said. Bosh hasn't played since February 9 due to a blood clots in his calf. In March, Bosh issued a statement saying his condition this season had "never been life threatening" and he was confident he would return to the court.
Wed, 04 May 2016 18:11:12 -0400
Skipping Rio does not mean abandoning Australia, says Scott
By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former world number one Adam Scott says he will be glued to television coverage of the Olympic Games in August, but does not plan to watch any of the golf. Two weeks after announcing that he would skip the Rio Games, the first prominent player to do so, Scott on Wednesday spoke about his decision, saying he has not abandoned Australia and feels that he represents his nation every time he competes. "I love watching the Olympics, the swimming and athletics (track and field), absolutely," the 2013 Masters champion told Reuters, before adding that he would tune out the golf.
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:35:54 -0400
Golf-Skipping Rio does not mean abandoning Australia, says Scott
By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 4 (Reuters) - Former world number one Adam Scott says he will be glued to television coverage of the Olympic Games in August, but does not plan to watch any of the golf. Two weeks after announcing that he would skip the Rio Games, the first prominent player to do so, Scott on Wednesday spoke about his decision, saying he has not abandoned Australia and feels that he represents his nation every time he competes. "I love watching the Olympics, the swimming and athletics (track and field), absolutely," the 2013 Masters champion told Reuters, before adding that he would tune out the golf.
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:26:54 -0400
McIlroy hopes return to Quail Hollow kickstarts 2016 campaign
Rory McIlroy, whose seven-stroke romp at Quail Hollow last year made him a two-time winner of the Wells Fargo Championship, hopes a return to Charlotte, North Carolina, will jumpstart his 2016 season. "Quail Hollow and Charlotte has been a very good place for me in my PGA Tour career," McIlroy said Wednesday of the course where he won his first US tour title in 2010 and was in a playoff in 2012. In all McIlroy has five top-10 finishes in six appearances on the course well-suited to his length and accuracy off the tee.
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:25:43 -0400
McIlroy to play Memorial, skip Wentworth
World number three Rory McIlroy confirmed Wednesday he'll skip the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth as he tries to stay fresh in a busy season that includes both the Olympics and Ryder Cup. Speaking on his 27th birthday, and on the eve of his title defence at the US PGA Tour's Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, McIlroy outlined an upcoming schedule that doesn't include the European Tour's flagship event May 26-29. "The reason that I took three weeks off after Augusta was I'm not going to have more than a week off until after the Ryder Cup," McIlroy said.
Wed, 04 May 2016 16:52:40 -0400
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