Sat, 06/11/2010 - 07:33 by Prince damin
Philadelphia -- Daniel Gibson scored all of Cleveland's points during an 8-0 fourth quarter run Friday that rallied the Cavaliers past Philadelphia 123-116.
Cleveland let a 14-point first-quarter lead get away and the Cavaliers trailed by five heading into the fourth quarter.
Philadelphia still had a 102-95 advantage when Gibson made a layup to start the Cleveland run with 4:32 remaining. Another layup with 3:29 put the Cavaliers in front at 103-102 and the 76ers never regained the lead.
Cleveland ended a three-game losing streak by winning for the second time this year. The 76ers could not build on their first win of the season on Wednesday.
Tue, 02/11/2010 - 09:49 by Prince damin
Arlington, Texas -- San Francisco shortstop Edgar Renteria won the Most Valuable Player Award for the 2010 World Series Monday after leading the Giants to a 3-1 win in Game 5.
Renteria socked a three-run homer in the seventh inning, breaking up a pitchers' duel between Rangers starter Cliff Lee and the Giants' Tim Lincecum and handing the team its first world championship since moving to San Francisco in 1958.
Renteria, 34, a 15-year major league veteran, batted .411 (7-for-17) with two homers and six RBI in the Series, becoming the first Giants winner of the World Series MVP Award. The honor was first handed out in 1955 -- the year after the Giants franchise won its last title.
Tue, 02/11/2010 - 09:44 by Prince damin
Indianapolis -- Peyton Manning tossed a pair of TD passes and Adam Vinatieri kicked three field goals Monday, sparking the Indianapolis Colts to a 30-17 victory over Houston.
Manning hit Jacob Tamme with a 2-yard scoring pass in the first quarter for the game's initial score and the Colts (5-2) never relinquished the lead.
Kelvin Hayden returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown and Vinatieri connected on the first of his field goals with 53 seconds left in the half, putting Indianapolis up 17-3 at the break.
Manning completed 26-of-45 passes for 268 yards with no interceptions and Mike Hart racked up 84 yards on 12 carries for the Colts, who won their third straight and downed the Texans for the 16th time in 18 all-time meetings.
Tue, 02/11/2010 - 09:37 by Prince damin
Philadelphia -- Scott Hartnell scored twice and Jeff Carter added two assists Monday in the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-2 decision over Carolina.
Hartnell got the game's first goal 12:29 into the contest on assists from Carter and Ville Leino. He scored 6 minutes into the third period to make it 3-1 on helpers from Carter and Kimmo Timonen.
Pat Dwyer scored a goal and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 26-of-28 shots for the Flyers, who notched their fourth consecutive win and seventh straight over the Hurricanes.
Joe Corvo got his first goal of the season with 27 seconds left in the game, bringing Carolina to within one, but the Hurricanes couldn't come up with the equalizer.
Thu, 28/10/2010 - 06:55 by Prince damin
St. Petersburg, Russia -- Top-seeded Mikhail Youzhny won his first-round match at the St. Petersburg Open but two seeded players lost Wednesday at the tournament in Russia.
Youzhny took over Daniel Brands 6-4, 6-1 without facing a break point and converted 4-of-6 break-point chances. He lost only three points -- one on a double fault -- in eight service games.
While he moved on, second-seeded Sergiy Stakhovsky and No. 5-seeded Viktor Troicki were both ousted in their first-round matches. Benjamin Becker only managed two service breaks but each cost Stakhovsky a set in a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Becker win. Rainer Schuettler handled Troicki 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, getting three breaks in the third set to advance.
Wed, 27/10/2010 - 11:45 by Prince damin
Los Angeles -- Pau Gasol scored 29 points and Steve Blake hit the winning 3-pointer with 18.8 seconds to play Tuesday in the Los Angeles Lakers 112-110 win over Houston.
Blake, who spent last season with Portland and the Los Angeles Clippers, came off the bench to score 10 points, including the final bucket off an assist from Kobe Bryant.
Bryant scored 27 points and had five rebounds and seven assists in 37 minutes. Bryant was 8-of-20 from the field, but hit 11-of-12 free throws.
Kevin Martin scored 26 points in his Houston debut. Aaron Brooks added 24 points and Luis Scola finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds.
Wed, 27/10/2010 - 04:56 by Prince damin
Los Angeles -- Christopher Nolan's "Inception" won the Hollywood Movie Award at the 14th annual Hollywood Awards Gala ceremony Monday night, organizers said.
More than 1,100 people attended the event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
"Inception" was chosen by the public through the Yahoo! Movies Web site. The voting site received 20 million unique visitors and more than 260,000 votes were cast.
The other nominees for the Hollywood Movie Award were "Alice in Wonderland," "Despicable Me," "The Expendables," "How to Train Your Dragon," "Iron Man 2," "Salt," "The Social Network," "Shutter Island" and "Toy Story 3."
Tue, 26/10/2010 - 09:37 by Prince damin
New York -- New York Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland won't be back in 2011, the team announced Monday.
Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said Eiland, the team's pitching coach since 2008, isn't returning due to "private" reasons.
The coach took a leave of absence from the team in June for a family matter.
His departure is what will likely be the first in a series of moves by New York in the wake of its elimination by the Texas Rangers in the American League Championship Series.
Tue, 26/10/2010 - 07:22 by Prince damin
Toronto -- John Farrell, who spent four years as the Boston Red Sox' pitching coach, was hired to be manager in Toronto, the Blue Jays announced Monday.
Farrell, 48, replaces Cito Gaston, who retired after this season. The Blue Jays were 85-77 in 2010. Gaston managed the Blue Jays from 1989-97 and 2008-10.
Farrell has never been a manager on any level of baseball. Prior to his four-season stint as the Boston pitching coach he was Cleveland's director of player development from November 2001 through the 2006 season.
He was a major league pitcher from 1987-96, pitching for Cleveland, the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit. After he retired as a player, he spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State.
Tue, 26/10/2010 - 07:14 by Prince damin
Vienna -- No. 7-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber won his first seven games Monday en route to a first-round victory at the Bank Austria Tennis Trophy tournament in Vienna.
Kohlschreiber handled Alejandro Falla 6-0, 6-3 in a brisk 55 minutes. He swept through the first set by taking 74 percent of the points. He didn't lose a game until Falla held serve in the match's eighth game.
Falla then collected his only break of the day but Kohlschreiber broke right back. He went ahead in the set with an eighth-game break and then served to finish the match.
Jan Hajek was even more efficient, taking out Pere Riba 6-0, 6-2 in 47 minutes. Hajek won 65 percent of the points in the match and lost only nine points in seven service games. He didn't face a break point.
Mon, 25/10/2010 - 23:19 by Prince damin
St. Petersburg, Russia -- Seventh-seeded Jeremy Chardy won just one game over the final two sets Monday and was eliminated from the St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament in Russia.
Mikhail Kukushkin lost only 30 points over the second and third sets in taking a 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-0 first-round decision from Chardy. Kukushkin saved two of four break points he faced but all were in the first set. He dropped only seven points on serve in the final two sets.
Chardy had eight aces but also was called for eight double faults. Kukushkin finished with eight breaks in Chardy's 13 service games.
Teymuraz Gabashvili also advanced to the second round, getting by Filippo Volandri 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Gabashvili won behind a pair of breaks in each the second and third sets.
Sat, 23/10/2010 - 07:56 by Prince damin
Stockholm, Sweden -- World No. 2 Roger Federer rallied for a quarterfinal victory Friday at the Stockholm Open tennis tournament in Sweden.
Federer was down a set and a break before he came back for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over his Swiss countryman Stanislas Wawrinka, the tournament's No. 5 seed.
Wawrinka broke serve three of the first five times Federer served. Federer charged back with a break that evened the second set and won 11 of the next 14 games.
Wawrinka wasn't able to force another break point after that early second-set break until the final game.