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US comes back, but ends in disappointing tie

Posted: 06/18/2010 - Maurice Edu kicked the ball into the net just before the 86th minute. American players jumped around wildly, thinking they had capped a historic comeback, turning a two-goal, first-half deficit into a 3-2 victory over Slovenia.

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Lakers claim 16th NBA Championship

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Kobe Bryant, the finals MVP, scored 23 points despite 6-of-24 shooting, and the Lakers won their 16th NBA championship Thursday night, dramatically rallying from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game 7 of the NBA finals.

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NBA finals headed to game 7

Posted: 06/15/2010 - Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, Pau Gasol added 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Lakers emphatically extended the NBA finals to a decisive seventh game with a 89-67 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 on Tuesday night.

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Italy and Paraguay end in tie

Posted: 06/14/2010 - Italy fell behind, then lost its star goalkeeper for the second half. So a 1-1 World Cup draw with Paraguay should not have been all that disturbing for the defending champions.

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Japan holds onto early lead

Posted: 06/14/2010 - Coming off four straight exhibition losses in the buildup to the tournament, the Japanese earned their first World Cup victory on foreign soil Monday when Keisuke Honda scored in the first half for a 1-0 victory over uninspired Cameroon in Group E of the World Cup.

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Netherlands outduel Denmark in Group E

Posted: 06/14/2010 - The Dutch got an own goal in the 46th minute and beat Denmark 2-0 on Monday at Soccer City, failing to break through on their own until the 85th, when Dirk Kuyt tapped in a rebound off the post from close range.

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Celtics take 3-2 advantage in NBA finals

Posted: 06/13/2010 - Paul Pierce scored 27 points -- his best performance of this year's finals -- and the Celtics withstood 38 points from Kobe Bryant to beat the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 on Sunday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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Germany crushes Australia

Posted: 06/13/2010 - Known more as a methodical team than a brilliantly creative one such as Brazil, the Germans scored several lovely goals Sunday night in a 4-0 rout of Australia.

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Ghana takes advantage of late PK

Posted: 06/13/2010 - Ghana stunned Serbia when Asamoah Gyan scored on an 84th-minute penalty kick Sunday for a 1-0 victory in Group D. The win set off celebrations not only on the Loftus Versfeld pitch, but throughout Ghana.

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Slovenia pulls off late victory

Posted: 06/13/2010 - Robert Koren scored a late goal Sunday to give Slovenia a 1-0 win over 10-man Algeria in the teams' tournament opener, putting the World Cup's smallest nation -- population 2 million, about the size of Houston -- ahead of the United States and England in Group C

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USA given a gift from England in World Cup

Posted: 06/12/2010 - England's players couldn't get off the field fast enough. The Americans lingered to savor the night. They walked to the end of Royal Bafokeng Stadium where thousands of red, white and blue-clad fans were waving the Stars and Stripes and cheering their heads off. Try convincing the U.S. team and its fans there wasn't a winner in the 1-1 draw with mighty England.

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Argentina shuts out Nigeria

Posted: 06/12/2010 - Gabriel Heinze scored on a diving header in the sixth minute, the only one of seven shots on goal Argentina converted in its 1-0 win Saturday.

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South Korea silences Greece

Posted: 06/12/2010 - South Korea opened the World Cup looking like it wanted to repeat its 2002 run to the semifinals. Greece looked like it was stuck in 1994.

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Nil-Nil score for Uruguay and France

Posted: 06/11/2010 - Nil-nil draws can be the scourge of soccer. Yet nobody who participated in Friday night's 0-0 World Cup match between France and Uruguay was complaining.

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Mexico and South Africa end in a tie

Posted: 06/11/2010 - South Africa gave up the lead on a goal by Mexico's Rafael Marquez in the 79th minute and settled for a 1-1 draw Friday before 84,000 horn-blaring fans, whose euphoria over the start of the first World Cup on the continent was only slightly dimmed by the tie.

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Boise State joins the MWC

Updated: 06/11/2010 - Boise State on Friday accepted an invitation to join the Mountain West Conference as the two-time Fiesta Bowl winner seeks out a league that's a better launching pad into lucrative bowl games.

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Celtics win game 4, even series

Posted: 06/10/2010 - Backup Glen "Big Baby" Davis scored half of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Celtics bench pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers to win 96-89 on Thursday night and even the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.

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Blackhawks win first Stanley Cup in 49 years

Posted: 06/09/2010 - Patrick Kane sneaked the puck past Michael Leighton 4:06 into overtime and stunned Philadelphia to lift the Blackhawks to a 4-3 overtime win in Game 6 on Wednesday night for their first championship since 1961.

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Lakers take game three in Boston

Posted: 06/08/2010 - Derek Fisher broke down the court after yet another miss by Ray Allen. Nothing between him and the basket, and nothing -- not even three hard-charging Celtics -- was going to keep the Los Angeles Lakers guard from finishing off a Game 3 victory. A hard foul from all three pursuing Celtics sent Fisher sprawling to the floor, but not before he laid in his fifth basket of the fourth quarter and converted the three-point play to help the Lakers beat Boston 91-84 and take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

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Adam Scott wins Texas Open

Posted: 05/16/2010 - Australia's Adam Scott made the Texas Open his first PGA Tour victory in two years, shooting a combined 11-under 133 in a 36-hole finale Sunday to edge Fredrik Jacobson by a stroke.

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Busch wins at Dover, again

Posted: 05/16/2010 - Kyle Busch won the Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway a day after he won the Nationwide Series race.

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Butler comes up just short in NCAA title game

Posted: 04/05/2010 - Duke won its fourth national championship Monday night, forcing Butler's Gordon Hayward to miss with 4 seconds left to hold off the Bulldogs 61-59 and end the tiny school's run at the title one game short of the perfect ending.

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Duke does it again, beats WVU for spot in Title game

Posted: 04/03/2010 - Jon Scheyer scored 23 points Saturday night to lift Duke, the team so many folks love to hate, to a 78-57 victory over West Virginia and set up a meeting against tiny Butler in a classic matchup of big vs. little, with the national title on the line.

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