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Westbrook has career-high 49, lifts Thunder past 76ers in OT…

04-03-2015

Westbrook has career-high 49, lifts Thunder past 76ers in OT (Yahoo Sports)

123-118 in overtime Wednesday night. Westbrook became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to post at least four consecutive triple-doubles, according to STATS, and the first since Jordan that same year to post back-to-back triple-doubles with at least 40 points. It was the most points by any player with a triple-double since Larry Bird also scored 49 in 1992. Westbrook wore a mask and a headband after having a bone in his right...

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Davis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85 (…

04-03-2015

Davis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85 (Yahoo Sports)

on Wednesday night. Davis hit two mid-range jumpers in the last 1:14, the second with 18 seconds left, to hold off Detroit in a frenetic, defensive game that had 15 lead changes and eight ties. In only his third season, Davis has a Pelicans career record 437 blocks. s 435. had 21 points and nine assists for New Orleans, including a driving layup in traffic with 44 seconds left. added 10 points and 11 rebounds....

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James scores 29, Cavaliers beat Raptors 120-112 (Yahoo Sport…

04-03-2015

James scores 29, Cavaliers beat Raptors 120-112 (Yahoo Sports)

120-112 on Wednesday night. scored 26, J. R. Smith had 15 and James Jones 14 as the Cavaliers won their second straight and improved to 9-8 in the second game of back-to-backs. scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan had 25 points for the Raptors, who lost for the sixth time in seven games. scored 21 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough for the Raptors. Toronto's...

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AP source: MLS, players agree in principle to 5-year deal (Y…

04-03-2015

AP source: MLS, players agree in principle to 5-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

Major League Soccer and its players' union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener. The deal, the culmination of talks that began last weekend, was announced Wednesday night and would replace the contract that expired Jan. 31. MLS's 20th season begins this weekend, with the defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy hosting the Chicago Fire in the opener. MLS Commissioner Don Garber says ''this agreement...

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Saints cutting veteran running back Pierre Thomas (Yahoo Spo…

04-03-2015

Saints cutting veteran running back Pierre Thomas (Yahoo Sports)

that he is being released after eight seasons with the club. Thomas' agent, Lamont Smith, confirmed the move Wednesday, while Thomas posted messages about the end of his playing days in New Orleans on social media. I want to thank the New Orleans Saints organization, all my coaches, my teammates and the Who Dat Nation for an amazing adventur,'' Thomas wrote on his Twitter page. I have so many wonderful memories I will never forget....

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Pelicans' Davis returns from 5-game absence vs. Pistons (Yah…

04-03-2015

Pelicans' Davis returns from 5-game absence vs. Pistons (Yahoo Sports)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Pelicans coach Monty Williams says All-Star power forward Anthony Davis is returning from his right shoulder sprain and starting Wednesday night's game against Detroit. Davis, who averages 23. 9 points, 10. 3 rebounds and 2. 7 blocks, was hurt in the first quarter of New Orleans' victory at Miami on Feb. 21 and missed five games after that. New Orleans won four of the five games Davis missed and entered Wednesday...

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AP Source: Peyton Manning returning for 18th NFL season (Yah…

04-03-2015

AP Source: Peyton Manning returning for 18th NFL season (Yahoo Sports)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. AP) -- Hold that gold watch. is taking one more shot at the silver trophy. Weeks of speculation about the five-time MVP's future ended Wednesday with word that he's returning for an 18th season in the NFL and fourth in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Manning will take a $4 million pay cut, from $19 million to $15 million, but that he can make it...

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With Peterson's status in question, Vikings pay a visit (Yah…

04-03-2015

With Peterson's status in question, Vikings pay a visit (Yahoo Sports)

General manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer spent about four hours Wednesday afternoon at Peterson's home north of Houston. Photographers captured Spielman and Zimmer leaving together, dressed in sport coats and blue jeans. This was the first time meeting they've had with Peterson since the star running back was placed on the exempt list in mid-September following his indictment in a child abuse case involving his 4-year-old son. Peterson is still under contract...

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A-Rod 1 for 2 in return from drug ban as Phils top Yanks 3-1…

04-03-2015

A-Rod 1 for 2 in return from drug ban as Phils top Yanks 3-1 (Yahoo Sports)

TAMPA, Fla. AP) -- Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter's box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher Tommy Joseph, who was just 1 when A-Rod was taken first in the 1993 amateur draft. Then he turned his head and greeted umpire Marty Foster. I told Marty and Tommy to take it easy on the old man,'' Rodriguez explained. It's...

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Lloyd has 2 goals and US defeats Norway 2-1 at Algarve Cup (…

04-03-2015

Lloyd has 2 goals and US defeats Norway 2-1 at Algarve Cup (Yahoo Sports)

AP) -- Carli Lloyd scored two goals and the U. S. women's national team opened the Algarve Cup in Portugal with a 2-1 victory over Norway on Wednesday. Trailing 1-0 at the half, Lloyd evened the match with a left-footed goal in the 56th minute before putting the United States ahead on a penalty kick about six minutes later at the Municipal Stadium in Vila Real de San Antonio. Hope Solo made her first appearance...

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