2014 Winter Games News

AP Sports
Nabokov blanks playoff-hopeful Blue Jackets PDF Print E-mail
Written by IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer   
Monday, 24 March 2014 06:36
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — This weekend version of New York, New York could cost the Columbus Blue Jackets the playoff spot they are desperate to grab.
The Blue Jackets gave everything they had at home in a loss to the playoff-hopeful New York Rangers on Friday night and followed it up with a disheartening 2-0 defeat on Sunday to the New York Islanders, who are just playing out the string.
“It’s the NHL. The other team is paid to play, too,” defenseman Jack Johnson said. “There is no easy teams. Nobody took them lightly, nobody didn’t understand the gravity of the situation, we just didn’t score a goal.”
Evgeni Nabokov made 41 saves in his 58th NHL shutout, and Travis Hamonic scored a coast-to-coast, power-play goal in the second period to pace the Islanders, who are third to last in the Eastern Conference.
Columbus had a total of 24 shots in the first two periods and then fired 17 in a desperate final frame when the Blue Jackets had four of their six power plays.
“If you can’t come and push yourself every night, go do putt-putt or something,” Johnson said. “Everyone tried. We knew how important this one was. I can’t question anyone’s effort. It was just a tough game.”
Read more...
 
Jack, Cavs snap Knicks’ 8-game win streak PDF Print E-mail
Written by BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer   
Monday, 24 March 2014 06:34
NEW YORK — A chance to gain ground in the playoff race was there, until Jarrett Jack took it away.  
Now the New York Knicks have 3,000 miles to think about how this game — and maybe any realistic postseason hopes they had — was lost.
Jack scored a season-high 31 points Sunday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 106-100 victory over the Knicks, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped.
The Knicks wasted a chance to pull within two games of a playoff spot before leaving for a five-game Western Conference trip that starts Tuesday against the Lakers.
“This was a huge opportunity lost, one we can’t afford,” Knicks guard J.R. Smith said. “But we can’t get it back. We’ve just got to go on the road, win some games and try to come back home and win.”  
Hours after being handed a chance to get closer to the final spot in the Eastern Conference when Atlanta blew a fourth-quarter lead in Toronto, the Knicks responded with an inept final period of their own after they led by 17 points in the first half.
Read more...
 
Paul leads Clippers past Pistons PDF Print E-mail
Written by JOE RESNICK Associated Press   
Monday, 24 March 2014 06:32
LOS ANGELES — The Clippers’ success isn’t just because of Blake Griffin’s scoring and Chris Paul’s playmaking. The dramatic improvement in rebounding has been an integral part as well.
Paul had 28 points and 15 assists, Griffin added 25 points, and the Clippers held their own on the glass against one of the NBA’s top teams in that department en route to a 112-103 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
DeAndre Jordan had 12 rebounds for the Pacific Division leaders, who have had at least one player with double-digit rebounds in a franchise-record 46 consecutive games. The previous mark was 44, by the 1977 Buffalo Braves.
“We’ll take it,” Jordan said. “But we’ve got to keep building on it, because that was the knock on us last year. We gave up too many rebounds and too many offensive boards. But now, I feel like we’re getting better as a team. We can’t get out and score the way we can without controlling the glass. They’re a big team, so we knew we had to be physical early.”
Andre Drummond had 16 points and 12 boards during an intense matchup of the league’s top two players in rebounding and field goal percentage. Jordan came in leading Drummond in both categories, and is trying to join Wilt Chamberlain and Dwight Howard as the only players in NBA history to finish a season that way. Chamberlain did it eight times, and Howard did it in 2009-10 with Orlando.
Read more...
 
Harden, Rockets beat Cavs without Howard PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Associated Press   
Monday, 24 March 2014 06:33
CLEVELAND — The Houston Rockets played again without Dwight Howard. Unfortunately for the Cleveland Cavaliers, James Harden was in the building.
Harden scored 37 points, including 17 in the third quarter, and the Rockets led from wire-to-wire in a 118-111 victory on Saturday night.
With Howard out for a third straight game because of a sore left ankle, Harden provided a boost. He was 9 of 15 from the field, hit five 3-pointers, made all 14 of his free throws and had 11 assists without playing the fourth quarter after Houston built a 29-point lead late in the third.
“Great players do that, they get going,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “I’ve seen James do it countless times, but that’s what separates him from a lot of players. He has the ability to do that.”
Harden dominated in just about every aspect of the game. He drove to the basket, buried shots from well beyond the 3-point line, converted free throws and found open teammates.
Read more...
 
Michigan advances with win over Texas PDF Print E-mail
Written by By The Associated Press   
Sunday, 23 March 2014 16:24
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nik Stauskas and Michigan figured out the best way to overcome Texas’ advantage inside.
One sweet shooting performance.
Stauskas made four of Michigan’s 14 3-pointers, and the Wolverines beat the Longhorns 79-65 on Saturday to advance to the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
“Huge win for us,” coach John Beilein said. “These guys believe and they did a great job.”
Stauskas had 17 points and matched a career high with eight assists as Michigan (27-8) moved on to next week’s Midwest Regional semifinals in Indianapolis. The second-seeded Wolverines will face the winner of Sunday’s Mercer-Tennessee game.
Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Next > End >>

Page 36 of 118

Front Page Stories

Elmwood hires firm to design band room
04/15/2014 | MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor
article thumbnail

File photo. Elmwood High School students fill the band room during practice. (Photo: J.D [ ... ]


Rossford to vote on ditching TARTA
04/15/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer
article thumbnail

ROSSFORD - Barring any intervening legal action, Rossford residents will get a chance  [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles