Chris Paul missed Saturday night’s game at Minnesota with a sprained right ankle, and New Orleans coach Byron Scott said his star point guard would likely miss a couple more games as a precaution. Paul was hurt in Friday night’s overtime victory at Memphis when he rolled his ankle on Pau Gasol’s foot in the third quarter.
Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas will miss Saturday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a sore left knee. Wizards coach Eddie Jordan said the entire team participated in a shootaround before the game. But Arenas’ injury was disclosed when the lineups were announced. “We have just-in-case plans in place,” Jordan said when asked before the game about Arenas.
Christina Kim already was running on adrenaline as she stood in the 18th fairway Saturday afternoon at the ADT Championship, lucky to still be in the hunt for $1 million and knowing she was one bad shot away from going home with nothing. So when her 7-iron from 153 yards settled 2 feet behind the hole, instincts took over.
Police are investigating an incident that took place Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway involving NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne and an unidentified security guard.
While the main focus this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway has been on the NASCAR Nextel Cup championship duel between Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, there’s an underlying current of nostalgia, thanks to a long list of lasts at the season finale.
Josh Duell scored 16 points Saturday to lead Siena over No. 20 Stanford 79-67, a win reminiscent of the Saints’ stunning victory over the Cardinal in the 1989 NCAA tournament. Alex Franklin had 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds for Siena, and Kenny Hasbrouck added 12 points in a rare meeting between the teams.
Rick Pitino’s pregame instructions to Louisville small forward Terrence Williams are always the same: Fill out the statistical box any way you can. The junior recorded the third triple-double in school history in No. 6 Louisville’s 104-69 rout Saturday of overmatched Hartford, scoring 14 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in the Cardinals season opener.
After a poor defensive showing against Boise State this week, Washington State coach Tony Bennett challenged his team to establish an identity. Friday night the Cougars did, as a balanced offense matched with a tenacious defense. “We were challenged on defense and that’s what we came out to do,” said Aron Baynes, who had 12 points and eight rebounds to lead No.
John Calipari didn’t call out Chris Douglas-Roberts by name after an off night in the semifinals of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic. But the Memphis coach did single out the guy wearing No. 14. “I think he got the message,” he said. Douglas-Roberts answered with a career-high 33 points and the No. 3 Tigers, after racing out to a big early lead, held on to beat Connecticut 81-70 on Friday night in…
Alex Ruoff scored 17 points and Da’Sean Butler added 14 as West Virginia beat Arkansas-Monticello 81-53 Friday night in the Mountaineers’ first game under new coach Bob Huggins. West Virginia led by double digits midway through the first half. Ruoff and Darris Nichols hit back-to-back 3-pointers during a 10-0 run to start the second half to give the Mountaineers a 55-30 lead with 16 minutes left.
Bruce Pearl has been preaching improved rebounding and free-throw shooting to his No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers. The preaching has just begun. Tennessee was a woeful 21-for-47 from the line and was out-rebounded by a taller Prairie View A&M team in the Volunteers’ 89-75 victory on Friday night in the second round of the StubHub Legends Classic.