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Heat beat Pistons 112-107 in preseason

Miami Heat center Chris Bosh dunks against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball preseason game on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Detroit. AP Photo/Duane Burleson

Dwyane Wade was back on the court for the Miami Heat. Wade, who missed the preseason opener saying he was “erring on the side of caution,” played 21 minutes and had eight points and four assists in a 112-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Oscar Pistorius arrives in South African court

Athlete Oscar Pistorius weeps in court in this Friday, Feb 15, 2013, file photo at his bail hearing in the murder case of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. It is reported Sunday Aug. 18, 2013, that the trial of Pistorius will be in early 2014 but the exact date will likely be set in court on upcoming Monday, according to prosecutors. AP

Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a South African court ahead of the expected indictment of the double-amputee Olympian on a premeditated murder charge.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pistorius sobs as bail ruling read

Oscar Pistorius AP FILE PHOTO

South African star athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend, on Friday sobbed as a magistrate started reading out a ruling on his bail application.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Nadal wins 1st title since return from injury

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Argentinian tennis player David Nalbandian (R) speaks with Spanish Rafael Nadal during the award ceremony of the Brazil Open at Ibirapuera gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on February 17, 2013. Nadal defeated Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA

The last time Rafael Nadal won in Brazil, it was at the very start of the most dominant clay-court career tennis has ever seen.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Terrence Ross beats Jeremy Evans in NBA Dunk Contest

Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors goes up during the dunk contest at NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Terrence Ross had to settle his nerves at the start of the All-Star dunk contest. By the end, he was calming down a ball boy he needed as a prop for his winning slam.

The 6-foot-6 Toronto rookie leapfrogged Michael Costolo, the son of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, whipped the ball between his legs and hammered home a one-handed dunk to beat defending champion Jeremy Evans in the climax to All-Star Saturday.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Duncan helped off with sprained left knee

San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan (21) is hit by Washington Wizards' Garrett Temple (17) as he shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

San Antonio Spurs All-Star Tim Duncan sprained his left knee and right ankle after getting tangled with an opponent and had to be helped off the court in the first half of Saturday night’s game against the Wizards.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Nadal nervous about return from knee injury

FILE - This Dec. 31, 2011 file photo shows Spain's Rafael Nadal returning the ball to Roger Federer of Switzerland during the final day of Abu Dhabi Mubadala Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nadal has confirmed he is ready to return to competitive tennis at the end of the month in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, following a six-month break to recover from a knee injury. The 11-time Grand Slam champion said on his Facebook page Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, that he "can't wait to get back on court in Abu Dhabi," and that he "would love to get my hands on the trophy again this year!" (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

After a seven-month hiatus nursing an injured knee, Rafael Nadal is nervous about his upcoming return to the tennis court and believes it may be some time before he is back in top form.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Mavs’ Nowitzki still unsure when he will play

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DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki says he is still about two weeks away from getting back on the court to start running and shooting. He’s not sure how long after that it will be before he makes his NBA season debut for the Dallas Mavericks. The perennial All-Star forward is recovering from knee surgery. He says [...]

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Wolves must rely on Roy but refrain from wear

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy gets tangled up with Milwaukee Bucks forward Ekpe Udoh during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Brandon Roy’s balky knees have been holding up.

Now the Minnesota Timberwolves are truly going to put those valuable joints of his to the test.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Noah leads Bulls past Kings, 93-87

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Joakim Noah scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls got off to a good start without Derrick Rose, beating the Sacramento Kings 93-87 Wednesday in the season opener.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Howard, Nash arrive for Lakers’ championship push

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Members of the Los Angeles Lakers, from left, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, of Spain, look on during the second half of their preseason NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Kings won 99-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

On one side of the Los Angeles Lakers’ practice court, Dwight Howard is shooting free throws and talking defense with Pau Gasol. On the other end, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are plotting out a pick-and-roll play with step-by-step precision.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Nowitzki has surgery, could miss 6 weeks

Dirk Nowitzki (41) , Josh Akognon (10)

The second makeover of the Dallas Mavericks in as many seasons just got tougher.

Star forward Dirk Nowitzki had arthroscopic surgery on his ailing right knee Friday and the 11-time All-Star isn’t expected to resume on-court activities for about six weeks.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

EPL roundup: Chelsea draws, United and Arsenal secure big wins

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Chelsea dropped its first points of the season in a 0-0 draw against local rival Queens Park Rangers, and the non-handshake between Anton Ferdinand and John Terry upstaged big home wins by Arsenal and Manchester United in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Posted: September 16th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

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