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Category Archives: National Sports

NBA: Celtics edge 76ers, Thuder outlast Lakers

Celtics 109, 76ers 101 (AP) — Paul Pierce had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Avery Bradley scored 22 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 109-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.Kevin Garnett scored 18 points to help the Celtics continued their push up the Eastern Conference standings. Continue Reading

Wade, James lead Heat to record 15th straight win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dwyane Wade has seen a lot in his 10 years on South Beach. He’s won championships and lost them. He’s been on top of the basketball world and at the bottom of the heap. Through it all, he’s never been on a 15-game winning streak. Until now. He’s also never won back-to-back… Continue Reading

Mark Cuban loses bid to dump insider trading case

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to throw out a civil lawsuit accusing him of insider trading. U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater issued an order Tuesday rejecting Cuban’s request for summary judgment against the Securities and Exchange Commission. Continue Reading

Johnson can appeal suspension from Montana football team

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana football coach Mick Delaney says he believes now that Jordan Johnson has been acquitted on a rape charge he will begin his efforts to reverse his suspension from the football team. Delaney told KGVO-AM Monday that he believes Johnson wants to be at the University of Montana to continue his… Continue Reading

Martin to start up front in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Martin may be getting better with age. Coming off a third-place finish at the Daytona 500, Martin became the second-oldest driver to win a Sprint Cup pole on Friday by earning the top spot at Phoenix International Raceway for the second straight year. “A lot of people describe Mark by… Continue Reading

Fan celebrations taking center court this season

With so many upsets in college basketball, there seems to be daily highlights of fans storming the court to celebrate. No team has separated itself from the pack and there have been 15 instances when top-five teams in the Associated Press Top 25 poll lost to unranked squads on the road, according to STATS LLC. Continue Reading

Niners send smith to KC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself… Continue Reading

Cowgirls reach 21 wins after Air Force drubbing

From Wyoming Athletics LARAMIE — The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (21-6 overall, 10-4 MW) collected the season sweep with an 88-63 win over the Air Force Academy Falcons (4-22 overall, 3-10 MW) on Wednesday night in Laramie. “Defensively we got off to a great start,” head coach Joe Legerski said. “Not only did we limit Air… Continue Reading

Top 25 Rundown: Penn State upends No. 4 Michigan

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and Penn State upset No. 4 Michigan 84-78 on Wednesday night for its first Big Ten victory in more than a year. The Nittany Lions (9-18, 1-14) had lost 18 straight regular-season conference games dating to last season, but they roared back from a 15-point… Continue Reading

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