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NBA: Role players spark Heat’s offense

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Ray Allen #34 passes the ball to Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Two of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  AFP

With superstar LeBron James struggling to find his scoring touch, the Miami Heat called upon their bench to pick up the slack on offense.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Super Bowl set to kick off in fun-loving New Orleans

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Baltimore Ravens fan Cal Wheaton looks out toward the Super Bowl XLVII sculpture on a barge along the Riverwalk in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. The city hosts NFL football's Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.  AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU

Jazz bands are playing, the crawfish boiling and daiquiris swirling Sunday, as partygoers crammed bars and restaurants ahead of Super Bowl 47, the pinnacle sporting event that transfixes America each year.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA: LeBron James hopes third time is lucky

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Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) stays down after taking a spill against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at Game 4 of the NBA Finals basketball series, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in Miami. AP/Lynne Sladky

LeBron James has been brilliant in the NBA finals, but the three-time league MVP said he even though the Miami Heat were one win away from a NBA title he could not afford any feelings of smugness.

Posted: June 21st, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA: Heat’s ugly win just fine with James

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Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) dunks as power forward Serge Ibaka (9) from Republic of Congo and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) look on during the first half at Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball series, Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Miami. AP Photo/Mike Segar, Pool

The Miami Heat lineup might be dominated by three of the NBA’s biggest stars, but not all of their victories in the NBA Finals are going to be pretty to watch, says LeBron James.

Posted: June 19th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Wind, rain nor Rafa can stop Federer in desert

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Roger Federer. AFP FILE PHOTO

The forehand thundered, the backhand sizzled, the Swiss timing was back as Roger Federer steamrolled his way past Rafael Nadal and into the Indian Wells final.

Posted: March 18th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Isner, Federer power into Indian Wells final

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John Isner. AFP

Hard-serving American John Isner’s remarkable run continued as he stunned world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to book an Indian Wells final showdown with world No. 3 Roger Federer.

Posted: March 18th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Mayweather finished talking about Pacman

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For once, Floyd Mayweather had nothing to say about Manny Pacquiao, deflecting questions on the Filipino fight king Thursday at a news conference to promote his fight against Miguel Cotto.

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Mavericks clinch first NBA championship

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Dallas Maverick’s Dirk Nowitzki (41) holds up the Larry O’Brien trophy and celebrates with teammates and team owner Mark Cuban after winning 105-95 against the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Ronald Martinez, AFP

MIAMI – (UPDATE) Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks captured their first NBA championship Sunday with a 105-95 win over the Miami Heat — the team that ended Dallas’ shot at a title five years ago. Jason Terry scored 27 points and Nowitzki finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Mavericks won the [...]

Posted: June 13th, 2011 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

All-stars energized for NBA playoff run

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LOS ANGELES – They were teammates on the winning Western Conference side in Sunday’s 60th NBA all-star game but now it’s back to business for Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin. The second half of the 2010-11 NBA season begins with Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder taking on Griffin’s Los Angeles Lakers as one of nine NBA [...]

Posted: February 22nd, 2011 in Basketball | Read More »

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