It took Denzel Valentine and Michigan State an entire half to get warmed up. Once they did, Valentine went on a jaw-dropping scoring spree. Valentine had seven 3s, tying his career high set last season.
Posted: November 28, 2015, 8:11 am
Trevone Boykin had quite a closing act in his final home game for No. 15 TCU. A 12-round fight really, to be honest,'' said Boykin, who was once the Heisman Trophy front-runner. TCU (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) got to 10 wins for the 10th time in the past 14 seasons under coach Gary Patterson, and a measure of revenge for a 61-58 loss in Waco last season while knocking the Bears (9-2, 6-2, No. 7 CFP) out of contention for a third consecutive Big 12 title.
Posted: November 28, 2015, 7:32 am
The Golden State Warriors rained 3s in the desert and pushed their NBA-record start to 17-0. Stephen Curry scored 41 points in three quarters and the Warriors made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers (in 38 attempts) during their highest-scoring game of the season, a 135-116 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Golden State fell one shy of the NBA record for 3s set by Orlando on March 9, 2009, and matched by Houston, against the Warriors, on Feb. 5, 2013.
Posted: November 28, 2015, 6:23 am
With Philadelphia desperately for its first win, James Harden took over for the Houston Rockets. Harden had 50 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Rockets beat the lowly 76ers 116-114 on Friday night. Philadelphia moved one loss away from matching the New Jersey Nets' NBA-worst mark of 18 losses to open a season.
Posted: November 28, 2015, 5:24 am
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig sustained a swollen eye and facial bruises during a fight with a bouncer. Miami police spokesman Major Delrish Moss said the injuries happened Wednesday night as the Cuban slugger was leaving the Blue Martini bar at bouncers' request following an argument with his sister. Major League Baseball plans to investigate, making Puig the second player subject to potential discipline under the sport's new domestic violence policy.
Posted: November 28, 2015, 4:52 am
Report: MLB to investigate Puig's fight with sister
Posted: November 27, 2015, 11:44 pm
Scott: Benching Kobe this season 'not an option'
Posted: November 27, 2015, 7:43 pm
Report: Previous heckler pointed gun at Okafor
Posted: November 27, 2015, 7:10 pm
Sources: LSU 'very likely' to let go of Miles soon
Posted: November 27, 2015, 6:27 pm
Britain's Giles Scott claims his third world title with victory in the Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand.
Posted: November 28, 2015, 8:59 am
Ireland make an encouraging start to the Women's World Twenty20 qualifying tournament by beating the Netherlands.
Posted: November 28, 2015, 8:38 am
New Zealand's Pacific Islander community remembers rugby great Jonah Lomu, who died earlier this month at the age of 40.
Posted: November 28, 2015, 8:23 am
World number one Jordan Spieth cuts Matthew Jones' lead in the Australian Open to three shots ahead of Sunday's final round.
Posted: November 28, 2015, 7:48 am
Spieth seeks another gear for final round Sydney shootout|
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - World number one Jordan Spieth said he was hoping to hit his peak during his final round shootout with Sydneysider Matt Jones at the Australian Open on Sunday as he looks to defend a title for the first time in his young career. The 22-year-old American's eagle-birdie finish to the third round ensured he would go head-to-head with Jones in the final group to tee off at the Australian Golf Club on Sunday. "I don't know if it will be good enough, but I think that I'll peak tomorrow." Spieth thought Saturday's round was one of the "best fought" of his professional career after he started the day with three bogeys in the first four holes. Spieth keeps Australian Open defence alive
World number one Jordan Spieth brilliantly kept alive a successful defence of his title on Saturday with an eagle at the penultimate hole on day three of the Australian Open in Sydney. It helped Spieth glide his way to an eventual round of 67, or four under par for a seven under par total. The double major winner was in second place, just three shots behind Australia's Matt Jones who had putted in off the green at the 17th for a birdie and then also birdied the last in a second straight score of 68 to finish at 10 under par.
Golf-Spieth seeks another gear for final round Sydney shootout
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - World number one Jordan Spieth said he was hoping to hit his peak during his final round shootout with Sydneysider Matt Jones at the Australian Open on Sunday as he looks to defend a title for the first time in his young career. The 22-year-old American's eagle-birdie finish to the third round ensured he would go head-to-head with Jones in the final group to tee off at the Australian Golf Club on Sunday. "I don't know if it will be good enough, but I think that I'll peak tomorrow." Spieth thought Saturday's round was one of the "best fought" of his professional career after he started the day with three bogeys in the first four holes. Business as usual as mighty Warriors improve to 17-0
The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors are rolling like a well-oiled machine, extending their record setting start with a 135-116 rout of the Phoenix Suns. In what is becoming the status quo for the mighty Warriors, guard Stephen Curry scored 41 points and made nine three-pointers as they stretched their unbeaten streak to start the season to an NBA-record 17 games. The Warriors had a season-high in points and made a season-high 22 three-pointers and shot 56.8 percent from the field, 57.9 on three-point attempts.
Philadelphia 76ers freefall continues as they drop to 0-17
James Harden drained a season-high 50 points as the Houston Rockets held on to beat winless Philadelphia 116-114, handing the 76ers their record 27th straight loss. It was the third career 50 point game for Harden, who now has the most in franchise history as he surpassed Hakeem Olajuwon, Moses Malone and Elvin Hayes who had two each. The sad sack Sixers hit another low as they equaled their franchise-worst 0-17 start from last season.
Warriors extend unbeaten streak
(The Sports Xchange) - Golden State guard Stephen Curry scored 41 points and made nine 3-pointers as the Warriors extended their unbeaten streak to start the season to an NBA-record 17 games in a 135-116 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. Reserve guard Leandro Barbosa had 21 points and made all five of his 3-point attempts for the Warriors (17-0), who set the NBA record for consecutive victories at the start of the season in their previous game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Green leads way on offense, defense for Heat
(The Sports Xchange) - Gerald Green scored a season-high 25 points in Miami's 97-78 win over New York on Friday, but his defensive effort against Knicks' Carmelo Anthony might have been the most impressive part of his performance. Green, starting in place of injured forward Luol Deng, and rookie forward Justise Winslow held Anthony scoreless for the final three quarters on 0-for-8 shooting at Madison Square Garden, limiting him to a season-low 11 points.
Golf-Last-gasp eagle keeps winless Scott's slim hopes alive
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Adam Scott hit a brilliant iron shot to set up an eagle on his final hole at the Australian Open on Saturday and just about keep alive his hopes of not finishing the season winless for the first time in his professional career. The 36-year-old former world number one had looked on course for a reasonable third round score with three birdies in the first 14 holes at the Australian Golf Club, but bogeys at the 15th and 17th left him one-over-par for the day. "It's huge for tomorrow," said Scott. 76ers lose 27th successive game, worst in North American sport
(Reuters) - The Philadelphia 76ers etched their name into the records book on Friday when they suffered a 116-114 loss to the Houston Rockets for their 27th consecutive defeat -- the worst losing streak in major North American sport. The 76ers lost their final 10 games last season to finish 18-64 and have now dropped their first 17 games this season. The 27-game overall losing streak not only is the worst in the National Basketball Association, but also the longest among the four major North American team sports.
Euroleague holders Real stutter as six rivals advance
By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Euroleague holders Real Madrid are staring at an early exit after a dramatic 94-88 defeat at Red Star Belgrade while six of their rivals reached the competition’s second group stage with three games to spare on Friday. Spanish contenders Barcelona and Unicaja Malaga, Russians CSKA Moscow and Lokomotiv Krasnodar as well as Fenerbahce Istanbul and Olympiakos Piraeus all progressed to the Top 16, featuring two groups of eight teams. Real's setback at Red Star left them with a 2-5 record and facing an uphill battle to stay in the hunt for a record-extending 10th title, after the hosts swung the absorbing contest their way in front of a fervent 7,000 crowd.