(Reuters) - Deron Williams put on a storming second half display to record an NBA-season leading 57 points and guide the New Jersey Nets to a 104-101 road victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.The point guard had made a positive start by reaching 17 points by halftime but was unstoppable after the intermission as he poured in 40 more to set a new franchise record for the Nets.Mike Newlin and Ray Williams had shared the previous mark with 52 points."Fifty points is a big deal, but if...Read Full Story
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant exacted revenge for his broken nose with a game-high 33 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat 93-83 in an emotion-charged victory at the Staples Center Sunday.Bryant, who suffered the injury and concussion in a hard foul laid by Miami's Dwyane Wade during last weekend's All Star Game, made an early statement with 18 points in the first quarter and added six straight late in the fourth when the visitors threatened."He's a great scorer," Miami's...Read Full Story
(Reuters) - The San Francisco 49ers have kept one of the best linebacker units in the NFL intact by signing Ahmad Brooks to a six-year contract extension, the team announced on Tuesday.The deal, worth $44.5 million according to local reports, will retain Brooks' services on a ferocious defensive unit that includes All-Pro linebackers Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman, as well as up-and-coming prospect Aldon Smith.Brooks became a starter last season and recorded career highs in tackles (59...Read Full Story
(Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors have gathered testimony regarding allegations of spot-fixing in professional baseball, local media reported Monday.Prosecutors have widened their investigation into allegations of match-fixing in baseball against the backdrop of a government crackdown on corruption in sport.A former college baseball player with the surname Kim, arrested last weekend over alleged ties to fixing, testified that the problem was more widespread than first suspected.Senior...Read Full Story
(Reuters) - The Ottawa Senators cruised to their fourth win in a row with a 5-2 victory over the slumping Washington Capitals on Wednesday.Milan Michalek scored twice to help Ottawa jump out to a 4-0 lead in the second period and the Senators breezed to a win that helped tighten their grip on seventh spot in the Eastern Conference.The Senators have won each of their last four games by at least three goals. Goaltender Craig Anderson finished with 33 saves for Ottawa (33-22-8), who lead eighth...Read Full Story
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