Stephen Curry scored 19 points in Golden State's NBA-record 18th straight win at the start of a season, but what he didn't do against the Sacramento Kings was just as important to the defending champion Warriors. ''I'm sure Steph doesn't like it,'' Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton said. Curry, who scored 17 pf his points in the first quarter, said he understood it made sense for him to sit out the entire fourth period of the blowout with the Warriors about to embark on a two-week, seven-game road trip.
Posted: November 29, 2015, 7:21 am
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane scored in his 19th consecutive game Saturday night to set a new NHL record for the longest points streak by a U.S.-born player. Kane scored a power-play goal midway through the first period of the Blackhawks' road trip finale against the Los Angeles Kings, beating Jonathan Quick with a high wrist shot and celebrating with a yell and a fist pump. Kane's 14th goal of the season broke his three-way tie with American-born players Eddie Olczyk and Phil Kessel, who both had 18-game scoring streaks.
Posted: November 29, 2015, 7:02 am
Les Miles rode across the Tiger Stadium field on the shoulders of his players while fans chanted his name. It would have been quite a send-off, except LSU's administration doesn't want him going anywhere after all. Minutes after LSU closed out the regular season with a 19-7 victory over Texas A&M, athletic director Joe Alleva said Miles will remain the Tigers' coach.
Posted: November 29, 2015, 6:29 am
Oklahoma took the Big 12 title and likely a spot in the College Football Playoff - and did at the expense of rival Oklahoma State in a Bedlam blowout. Baker Mayfield threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and the No. 5 Sooners beat the No. 9 Cowboys 58-23 on Saturday night. ''There's a lot of tension in the air,'' Oklahoma cornerback Jordan Thomas, who intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown, said.
Posted: November 29, 2015, 6:27 am
Hogan threw four touchdown passes and drove the 13th-ranked Cardinal to the winning 45-yard field goal by Conrad Ukropina on the last play of a 38-36 victory over No. 4 Notre Dame in a playoff elimination game Saturday night. ''This was the best,'' Hogan said. Stanford did just that.
Posted: November 29, 2015, 5:50 am
Sources: Campbell to leave Toledo for Iowa St.
Posted: November 29, 2015, 3:56 am
With 18 boards vs. Hawks, Tim Duncan adds to ageless-wonder rep
Posted: November 29, 2015, 3:10 am
Report: Tigers in 'serious' pursuit of Zimmermann
Posted: November 29, 2015, 2:41 am
Miles to remain coach at LSU, AD says after win
Posted: November 29, 2015, 1:38 am
Matt Jones holds off world number one Jordan Spieth and fellow Australian Adam Scott to win the Australian Open by a shot.
Posted: November 29, 2015, 7:33 am
British boxer James DeGale outpoints former champion Lucian Bute to retain his IBF super-middleweight title.
Posted: November 29, 2015, 6:26 am
Fernando Alonso could take a sabbatical from Formula 1 next year, McLaren boss Ron Dennis says.
Posted: November 29, 2015, 6:12 am
Verdict of BBC pundits as British boxer Tyson Fury shocks Wladimir Klitschko to become world heavyweight champion.
Posted: November 29, 2015, 4:46 am
Local Jones holds off Spieth, Scott to win Australian Open|
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Matt Jones held off world number one Jordan Spieth and a charging Adam Scott on his home course to win the 100th edition of the Australian Open by a stroke after a dramatic final round on Sunday. Leading by three shots overnight, Jones gave his pursuers every chance with a double and triple bogey on the front nine, but four birdies in a two-over-par 73 proved enough for victory on eight-under-par at the Australian Golf Club. "That was very stressful, it wasn't comfortable out there for me," an emotional Jones said after receiving the Stonehaven Cup for the first time.
Golf-Local Jones holds off Spieth, Scott to win Australian Open
(writes through with more quotes) * Jones hold nerve to win home Open * Spieth and Scott share second * Pampling shoots course record for fourth By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Matt Jones held off world number one Jordan Spieth and a charging Adam Scott on his home course to win the 100th edition of the Australian Open by a stroke after a dramatic final round on Sunday. Leading by three shots overnight, Jones gave his pursuers every chance with a double and triple bogey on the front nine, but four birdies in a two-over-par 73 proved enough for victory on eight-under-par at the Australian Golf Club. "That was very stressful, it wasn't comfortable out there for me," an emotional Jones said after receiving the Stonehaven Cup for the first time. Jones holds off Spieth, Scott to win Australian Open
Matt Jones followed in the footsteps of boyhood idol Greg Norman by winning the Australian Open Sunday, holding off the challenge of world number one Jordan Spieth and former champion Adam Scott. Spieth missed a 15-foot eagle putt at the last that would have sent the event into a play-off, with his 71 ensuring a share of second place at seven-under-par with Australia's Scott (65), who won in 2009.
Mavericks halt three-game skid after Nuggets go cold
(The Sports Xchange) - A stone cold third period from the Denver Nuggets allowed the Dallas Mavericks to flip the contest and record a 92-81 victory on Saturday to snap a three game losing streak. After shooting better than 50 percent from the field in the first half and taking a 52-48 lead over the Mavericks into halftime, the Nuggets couldn't buy a bucket in the third quarter. It turned a promising start into a sixth consecutive loss as Dallas (10-7) used the 25-5 quarter to get the much needed win at American Airlines Center.
Spurs send defensive message in win over Hawks
(The Sports Xchange) - Defense is usually an aspect that San Antonio rounds into form as the year progresses but through their first 17 games the Spurs are ahead of schedule, a sign of trouble for the rest of the NBA. Forward Kawhi Leonard poured in 22 points and six San Antonio players scored in double-figures as the Spurs waylaid the Atlanta Hawks 108-88 on Saturday to remain undefeated at home. Leonard, who did most of his damage with 15 points in the first half, led the Spurs in scoring for the sixth straight game.
Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday, Nov 29
Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday: - - - - BOXING Fury causes major upset to beat Klitschko for world titles DUESSELDORF, Germany - Tyson Fury caused a huge boxing upset by stunning Wladimir Klitschko with a points victory to snatch the champion's four titles and become the first Briton to hold a world heavyweight crown since 2011. (BOXING-KLITSCHKO/ (PIX), moved, 400 words) - - - - CRICKET Australia v New Zealand, third test, Adelaide (to Dec. ... Rum-fuelled Pampling on his way to Troon after course record
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fueled by a dose of Queensland rum, Rod Pampling sank a 60-foot eagle putt on the 18th green for a course record 10-under-par 61 in the final round of the Australian Open on Sunday. The Australian got the shot back at the second, however, and picked up a further four strokes to reach the turn at level par for the tournament. Four more birdies to the 17th sent him soaring up the leaderboard and when he snaked his putt across the 18th green and into the hole, he was second only to overnight leader Matt Jones.
Pelicans star Davis suffers right knee injury
New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis suffered a right knee bruise in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that could hamper him moving forward this season. The Pelicans (4-12) had a three-game win streak snapped 111-90 on Friday but the main concern was the status of Davis, who had 17 points and six rebounds for New Orleans before leaving with 2:48 remaining in the third quarter. With the Clippers leading 80-63, Los Angeles star Chris Paul moved into Davis to draw a foul as the two raced upcourt.
'Uncomfortable' Schwartzel closes in on fourth Dunhill Championship
South Africa's three-time champion Charl Schwartzel will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship after the overnight pacesetter carded a two-under-par 70 on Saturday. Schwartzel, 31, a former world number six, appeared in complete control after opening rounds of 67 and 66 but is still well positioned to add to his Dunhill victories in 2004, 2012 and 2013.
Puig under investigation after bar incident
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was involved in a bar altercation with his sister that has prompted a Major League Baseball investigation for a possible domestic violence policy violation. The Los Angeles Times and TMZ reported that an argument took place at the Blue Martini, with Puig fighting with a bouncer and suffering a swollen left eye and bumps and bruises to his face. TMZ said Puig shoved his sister and resisted when bouncers asked him to leave.