Team World win first NBA match in Africa
Team Africa included NBA players from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Senegal and South Sudan and they made the running against opposition consisting largely of American-born stars. There were surprise, brief second-quarter appearances for Team Africa by retired NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon of Nigeria and Dikembe Mutombo from DR Congo.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:37:13 -0400
Golf-European Tour Paul Lawrie Match Play round 3 scores
Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Paul Lawrie Match Play Round 3 on Saturday in Aberdeen Robert Karlsson (Sweden) beat Johan Carlsson (Sweden) 4 and 3 Richie Ramsay (Britain) beat Morten Madsen (Denmark) by 1 hole David Howell (Britain) beat Chris Doak (Britain) 2 and 1 Chris Wood (Britain) beat Julien Quesne (France) 2 and 0 Marc Warren (Britain) beat Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) 3 and 1 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) beat Peter Uihlein (U.S. ...
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:05:10 -0400
Hopeful sports to face Tokyo grilling
By Ossian Shine KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Eight sports vying for inclusion in Tokyo's 2020 Olympics will be grilled by Games organizers in the Japanese capital next week. The governing body of baseball and softball will face the panel first on Aug. 7, followed by ten-pin bowling, karate, climbing, roller sports, squash, surfing and wushu. "Representatives will be asked to respond to detailed questioning," Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiba Mutton told Reuters on Saturday.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:51:28 -0400
Frightening autograph frenzy greets Giants' Odell Beckham
New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham, whose leaping one-handed sideline catch shot him to NFL stardom last season, has lost none of his drawing power as the 2015 campaign approaches. It made for some frightening moments after an open training session on Friday when fans straining to get his autograph left some young spectators squeezed against railings before the aluminium stands where the fans were standing buckled and brought the autograph session to a quick end. Beckham, who had been methodically signing as many objects thrust toward him as he could, was hustled away with teammates when the bleachers bent several inches.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:40:56 -0400
Judge wants to see Brady, Goodell in resolving 'Deflate-gate'
US District Court Judge Richard Berman is hearing the case which began in January when footballs used by Brady and the Patriots' offensive unit were found to be below NFL minimums for air pressure during a playoff game against Indianapolis, making them easier to grip, grab and hold. The Patriots beat the Colts 45-7 on their way to winning the Super Bowl, the fourth NFL crown for Brady.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:11:29 -0400
Teixeira goes big in Yankees win over White Sox
(The Sports Xchange) - Mark Teixeira smacked two long home runs to center field for six RBIs, including a grand slam in the second inning, as the New York Yankees pounded out 18 hits in a 13-6 victory against the Chicago White Sox on Friday. Right fielder Carlos Beltran and infielder Brendan Ryan also finished with three hits, while four other Yankees had multi-hit games. Rookie left-hander Carlos Rodon (4-4) took the loss after allowing eight earned runs on eight hits in three-plus innings.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:50:33 -0400
Accused Russian Taliban depicted in U.S. court as assault mastermind
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Accused Taliban fighter Irek Hamidullin, the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in U.S. federal court, was portrayed by prosecutors and testimony Friday as the commander behind an attack on U.S. and Afghan forces six years ago near the Pakistan border. Hamidullin, a former Soviet army officer believed to be in his 50s, faces 15 criminal counts ranging from supporting terrorists to firearms offenses stemming from the 2009 assault on Camp Leyza, an Afghan border police base in eastern Afghanistans Khost province. U.S. Army Sergeant Sergio Silva, the prosecutions third witness to take the stand, testified that he saw Hamidullin fire on him and other American and Afghan soldiers during a skirmish with insurgents after the initial assault.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:46:04 -0400
Walker has complete game one-hitter in Seattle win
(The Sports Xchange) - Taijuan Walker threw a complete-game one-hitter for the Seattle Mariners in a 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. The only hit Walker allowed was a solo home run by Twins third baseman Miguel Sano with one out in the fourth inning. Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz finished with four hits and was a triple shy of the cycle.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:35:44 -0400
Japan's Ishikawa moves one ahead as Tiger roars
(Reuters) - Ryo Ishikawa sank a 30-footer at the last for a third consecutive birdie to edge a stroke in front after the second round while Tiger Woods also charged into contention at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Friday. Ishikawa, seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour after twice finishing second, fired a three-under-par 68 on another hot, sunny day at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville to head a tightly-bunched leaderboard. The 23-year-old Japanese, co-leader overnight with South African veteran Retief Goosen, mixed seven birdies with four bogeys to post an 11-under total of 131, one ahead of Americans Rickie Fowler (65) and Kevin Chappell (68).
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:30:02 -0400
Tiger makes charge as Ishikawa clings to PGA lead
Japan's Ryo Ishikawa birdied the last three holes to grab a one-stroke lead Friday at the PGA Quicken Loans National while long-struggling Tiger Woods roared into contention. Ishikawa had four birdies and four bogeys in the first 13 holes but closed with authority to post a three-under par 68 and stand on 11-under 131, one stroke ahead of Americans Rickie Fowler and Kevin Chappell and two atop Sweden's David Lingmerth. "I'm looking forward to the next two days," said Ishikawa, seeking his first US PGA win in his 116th start.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:01:38 -0400
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