Joe Johnson scored 25 points and Marvin Williams added 21 to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 109-104 win over the Charlotte Bobcats Thursday night.
Louis Bullock and Charles Smith combined for 45 points to help Real Madrid rally for a 104-103 win over the Toronto Raptors in a preseason game on Thursday night.
Pau Gasol scored 10 points in his return to Madrid as the Memphis Grizzlies rolled over Spanish team Estudiantes 98-73 Thursday in an NBA preseason game.
There was no team meeting to discuss how Colorado batters would approach Brandon Webb on Thursday night. They’d seen the Arizona ace enough to already know that to succeed, they had to take a lot of pitches. The sinkerball thrower thrives on aggressive hitters. “We didn’t want to fire early unless we felt confident it was something we could square up,” manager Clint Hurdle said.
Make it 18 out of 19 for the remarkable Rockies. Neither a ruckus by the Arizona crowd nor a four-day layoff could slow them down. Jeff Francis outpitched Brandon Webb, Brad Hawpe got the big hit and Colorado won the NL championship series opener 5-1 Thursday night in a game interrupted when fans angered by an umpire’s disputed interference call threw objects onto the field.
Clint Hurdle messed with momentum and it didn’t matter. The Rockies manager inserted Willy Taveras in a lineup that had won plenty without him, and the speedy center fielder sparked Colorado’s 5-1 victory over Arizona in the opener of the NL championship series Thursday night. In his first game in a month, Taveras ignited a three-run third-inning rally against Arizona ace Brandon Webb that led to…
Kelenna Azubuike scored 22 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-106 on Thursday night, completing a sweep of the teams’ two-game exhibition series. Marco Belinelli had 18 points, Mickael Pietrus added 17 and Troy Hudson 16 for Golden State, which beat Los Angeles 111-110 on Tuesday night.
Angry fans threw water bottles and other debris onto the field following a disputed call, prompting crew chief Tim McClelland to clear the field during Thursday night’s NL championship series opener. The game was delayed for about eight minutes in the bottom of the seventh inning. Rockies manager Clint Hurdle waved his players into the dugout, but McClelland made the decision to clear the field,…
One month after surgery to repair torn ligaments, and one week after the cast was removed, Orlando Hudson’s left thumb appeared too swollen to fit into a fielder’s glove. But Hudson said he hopes to play in the World Series if the Arizona Diamondbacks make it. They dropped Game 1 of the NL championship series Thursday night, falling 5-1 to NL West rival Colorado.
Major League Baseball might suspend players implicated by the Albany County district attorney’s office for receiving banned substances and that could trigger a grievance from the players’ union. Although baseball’s drug agreement specifies penalties for criminal conviction for use of a prohibited substance and for participation in the sale or distribution of a prohibited substance, it is silent…
The Coyotes bounced back from a demoralizing loss. The Predators seemed less ready to recover. Fredrik Sjostrom scored two goals and Derek Morris, Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata each had a goal and an assist to lead Phoenix to a 6-3 victory over Nashville on Thursday night. Both teams were coming off losses Wednesday night.
Mats Sundin broke the Toronto Maple Leafs’ two biggest scoring records — and took all three stars. Capping the historic night at Air Canada Centre, public address announcer Andy Frost drew roars of approval from the more than 19,000 fans when he revealed the selection of the three stars of the game as Sundin, Sundin and Sundin.