By Cedelf P. Tupas
Patrick Deyto wasn’t even supposed to be here.
Initially left out of the lineup for the Philippine national team’s two friendly matches a week ago, the Green Archers United goalkeeper now ended up as the Azkals’ saving grace for this two-country swing.
Dwight Howard scored 27 points, including three crucial free throws in the closing seconds, and James Harden scored 10 of his 22 points in the decisive third quarter to help the Houston Rockets hold off the short-handed, scrappy Milwaukee Buckets and win their fifth straight, 101-95 on Saturday night.
This season at Chelsea, the ‘Special One’ might well be Eden Hazard. The Belgium international produced another superb display on Saturday, scoring a hat trick as Jose Mourinho’s team moved top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Newcastle while its main rivals in the race for the title struggled on the road.
An Ultimate Fighting Champion fighter was being held in a Florida jail Saturday, accused of threatening his wife with a gun, authorities said.
Broward County jail records show that Thiago Silva, 31, was being held without bond following his arrest Thursday on charges that included attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and obstruction without violence. But his attorney, Scott Saul, told The Associated Press that the charges were downgraded during a Friday court appearance to aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns the Seattle Seahawks downed the New Orleans Saints 23-15 in the National Football Conference divisional playoff game Saturday.
World number one Rafael Nadal celebrated the New Year with a long-awaited atonement and a resolution to win a uniquely elusive title.
The NBA has acknowledged the Minnesota Timberwolves were on the short end of an officiating error once again, and the latest one cost them dearly in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Daniel Albrecht counts himself among the lucky. The Swiss Alpine racer left spectators gasping in horror when he lost control during a training run in January 2009, landing on his back and sliding down the icy slope.
Serena Williams’ first competitive match of the season, on New Year’s Eve, was by no means perfect, but a 6-4, 6-4 win over Andrea Petkovic at the Brisbane International was a decent start against a player with a career-high ranking of No. 9.
Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher’s head injuries Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps.
LeBron James returned from a groin injury to score 26 points on his birthday, and the Miami Heat beat the skidding Denver Nuggets 97-94 Monday night despite losing Dwyane Wade and Norris Cole during the game.
It didn’t take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFL’s regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. The Cleveland Browns didn’t even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night after just one season on [...]
Barcelona says Lionel Messi will begin a period of physical rehabilitation to complete his recovery from a leg injury.