2014 Winter Games News

AP Sports
Kyle Busch wins again at Fontana in wild finish PDF Print E-mail
Written by GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer   
Monday, 24 March 2014 06:40
FONTANA, Calif.  — Kyle Busch figured he had little chance to defend his Fontana title for most of Sunday while he circled the oval in a “mediocre” car.
Yet his tires were just fine, unlike much of the rubber on the bumpy racetrack. And when the race came down to a two-lap sprint to the finish, Busch demonstrated his spectacular closing skills one more time.
Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt for his 29th career Sprint Cup victory.
Kyle Busch capably blocked Larson and outlasted a crowded field to win a race featuring a track-record 35 lead changes and numerous tire problems. Busch stayed out of trouble and roared up late for his second straight stunner in Southern California, following up the Las Vegas native’s final-lap surge to victory a year ago.
Read more...
 
Wild slip past Red Wings 4-3 in OT PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Associated Press   
Monday, 24 March 2014 06:37
DETROIT — The Minnesota Wild’s hard work eventually paid off for a key victory.
Matt Moulson’s goal at 2:15 of overtime gave the Wild a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.
The Wild trailed 2-0 after the first period despite outplaying the Red Wings and outshooting them 12-6.
“I was really impressed at the way they were able to stick with it,” Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said. “Obviously, there’s a tendency to get frustrated and go away from our game. But they stuck with it.
Moulson tipped in a pass from defenseman Jonas Brodin — who was along the right wing boards — for Moulson’s 21st goal and the game winner.
“He (Brodin) showed great patience. He kind of looked over and made eye contact with me,” Moulson said. “I went to the net. He couldn’t have put it in a better place.”
The Wild lost to the Red Wings 3-2 on Saturday afternoon in St. Paul.
Both teams are in the seventh playoff spot in tight races their respective conferences.
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
<< Start < Prev 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 Next > End >>

Page 41 of 123

Front Page Stories

Saving the world through rain forests
04/22/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer
article thumbnail

Saving the planet may come down to helping poor women in Kenya cook supper more effici [ ... ]


Eastwood teachers make new school pitch
04/22/2014 | MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor
article thumbnail

PEMBERVILLE - Eastwood elementary teachers made their case Monday for a new K-5 school [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles