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Wade, Bosh, Whiteside lead Heat over Bulls 96-84 (Yahoo Spor…

25-01-2015

Wade, Bosh, Whiteside lead Heat over Bulls 96-84 (Yahoo Sports)

96-84 Sunday. Whiteside had a career high 12 blocks to go with 14 points and 13 rebounds. scored 15 in his return to Chicago. had 15 points, and the Heat squashed whatever momentum the Bulls appeared to be building after beating San Antonio and Dallas. Miami led by 10 at halftime, 12 going into the fourth quarter and remained in control the rest of the way. Wade and Bosh came through with strong performances. Deng...

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Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack…

25-01-2015

Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack (Yahoo Sports)

great Ernie Banks says the Hall of Famer died after suffering a heart attack. Mark Bogen said at a news conference Sunday that Banks had a heart attack Friday and died later that day. Banks' widow, Liz Banks, attended the event but declined to comment about her husband's death. Banks death came just days before his 84th birthday and prompted tributes from around the city and the country. Many talked about his remarkably sunny disposition...

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No. 2 Virginia barely outlasts Virginia Tech, 50-47 (Yahoo S…

25-01-2015

No. 2 Virginia barely outlasts Virginia Tech, 50-47 (Yahoo Sports)

BLACKSBURG, Va. AP) -- Justin Anderson scored eight of his 12 points during a late 12-0 run and No. 2 Virginia barely escaped a sold-out Cassell Coliseum with a 50-47 victory against Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers (19-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 43-33 after the Hokies outscored them 30-9 in a long stretch spanning the halves. It included a span of 9:14 between the Cavaliers' first basket of the second half and its next points,...

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Rafael Nadal through to Australian Open quarterfinals (Yahoo…

25-01-2015

Rafael Nadal through to Australian Open quarterfinals (Yahoo Sports)

The 2009 Australian Open winner turned around the first set - and ultimately the match - in the 11th and 12th games. Nadal saved five break points, clinching the game with an ace and service winner to go ahead 6-5. In the next, he broke Anderson's serve, clinching the set when the South African hit a volley awkwardly into the net. The two-game turnaround appeared to deflate the 2. 03 meter (6-foot, 8 inch) Anderson,...

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Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond…

25-01-2015

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond (Yahoo Sports)

fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. His teammates loved him, and his list of admirers ranged from Barack Obama to Pearl Jam to athletes all over the sports world. And they all got the same person, all the time. Ernie was exactly what you saw,'' said Don Kessinger, a shortstop who played with Banks in the 1960s. He was a...

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Aldridge returns and Blazers beat Wizards 103-96 (Yahoo Spor…

24-01-2015

Aldridge returns and Blazers beat Wizards 103-96 (Yahoo Sports)

PORTLAND, Ore. on Saturday night. added 20 points and seven assists as the Blazers snapped two-game losing streak. made two 3-pointers that gave Portland an 87-85 with 3:28 left. Lillard's 3 extended the lead 92-85. on a 3-point attempt on the other end. Leonard made all three free throws to put Portland up 97-91 with 1:07 left and Washington couldn't catch up. John Wall, this week was named an Eastern Conference starter for the All-Star...

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Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open (Y…

24-01-2015

Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open (Yahoo Sports)

will meet in the Australian Open quarterfinals after advancing with contrasting wins on Sunday. Second-seeded Sharapova was broken once in the first set before winning the last eight games of her 6-3, 6-0 fourth-round victory over No. 21-seeded Peng Shuai. but lost seven of the next nine to be pushed to a third set for the first time in the tournament. After serving a double-fault on set point to end the second, Bouchard took a...

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O.J. Mayo scores 20, hot-shooting Bucks beat Pistons 101-86 …

24-01-2015

O.J. Mayo scores 20, hot-shooting Bucks beat Pistons 101-86 (Yahoo Sports)

loved the way that Milwaukee got open looks in a 101-86 victory on Saturday night. You know guys turned down a good shot to get a better shot for a teammate,'' Kidd said. Make or miss that's what good teams do. O. J. scored 20 points and Khris Middleton had 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a rare easy victory. The Bucks went 11 for 17 from 3-point range, including a 4-for-5 performance...

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No. 3 Gonzaga tops Pacific 91-60, wins 36th straight at home…

24-01-2015

No. 3 Gonzaga tops Pacific 91-60, wins 36th straight at home (Yahoo Sports)

SPOKANE, Wash. AP) -- The plan for No. 3 Gonzaga was to get defensive stops early against Pacific on Saturday night. It worked. Przemek Karnowski and Gary Bell Jr. each scored 13 points as Gonzaga jumped to a big early lead and routed Pacific 91-60, extending the nation's longest home winning streak to 36 games. When we get some stops early on, we get a lot of transition baskets,'' Gonzaga guard Byron Wesley said. We...

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All-Pros-All-Pros Preview (Yahoo Sports)

24-01-2015

All-Pros-All-Pros Preview (Yahoo Sports)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. AP) -- After three days of light, make that very light, workouts, Team Irvin and Team Carter are ready for Sunday night's Pro Bowl. for Team Carter in the second year of a format concocted to bring some life to an event that had become a show of halfhearted effort, little defense and practically no blocking. The players returning from last season say the intensity was up. There were some big hits last...

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