Top Sports Stories (Jan 12, 2014)

Sri Lanka reaches 35-0 at lunch on day 5

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Sri Lanka is hoping rain does not disrupt its bid to win the second test against Pakistan on the final day after steadily progressing to 35-0 at lunch, still needing a further 102 on Sunday. Opening batsmen Dimuth Karun…

CNN January 12, 2014, 2:40 AM (PST)


England make 269-7 in 1st ODI vs. Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Garry Ballance made 79 and Eion Morgan 50 as England made 269-7 after batting first in the first one-day cricket international against Australia on Sunday. Zimbabwe-born Ballance was a surprise inclusion in the England side as…

CNN January 12, 2014, 2:40 AM (PST)


Patriots Use Powerful Running Attack To Beat Colts

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — They won by three touchdowns and they advanced to their third AFC Championship game in three years. Sure, the Colts showed some spunk for a while. Sure, the team that had staged the second greatest comeback in NFL playoff history la…

Chicago Tribune January 11, 2014, 10:04 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Flyers’ home winning streak halted

PHILADELPHIA — When the Flyers’ 10-game home winning streak was snapped, everyone knew just where to look to find when things went wrong. “We just didn’t play smart for about seven, eight minutes in the second period,” coach Craig Berube said. “The sec…

Courier-Post January 12, 2014, 12:36 AM (PST)


UC Irvine Blows Past UC Riverside For 72-52 Win

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Mike Best set a pair of career-highs by grabbing nine rebounds and blocking five shots and UC Irvine beat UC Riverside 72-52 Saturday night. Taylor Johns hit a pair of free throws with 4:47 left in the first half to pull UC Riv…

Cbslocal January 12, 2014, 12:08 AM (PST)


Espanyol – Real Madrid Betting Preview: Why the visitors can score at least three times

Real Madrid head to Cornella El Prat in search of three vital points as they look to take full advantage of the fact that Barcelona and Atletico Madrid meet 24 hours earlier. Somebody will have dropped points by the time Madrid face Espanyol and Carlo January 12, 2014, 12:36 AM (PST)

76ers’ losing streak hits four games

PHILADELPHIA — J.R. Smith played for the first time since being benched a game by the New York Knicks and fined $50,000 by the NBA for attempting to untie an opponent’s shoe, and that spelled bad news for the 76ers. The reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Ye…

Courier-Post January 12, 2014, 12:36 AM (PST)


Tennis – Stanislas Wawrinka says he is honoured to be named Swiss Personality of the Year

Tennis – Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka may have finished below Roger Federer in the rankings at the end of last year. But it was Wawrinka who was named Swiss Personality of the Year in a ceremony on Saturday – for his breakthrough season which saw h…

Tennis World January 12, 2014, 12:36 AM (PST)

Tennis World

Sixers have no answers for Pistons

PHILADELPHIA — Josh Smith had a game-high 22 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and four steals while leading the Detroit Pistons to a 114-104 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center, snapping a six…

Courier-Post January 12, 2014, 12:36 AM (PST)


Kirk takes narrow lead in Honolulu

HONOLULU — A birdie on the final hole gave Chris Kirk a 5-under 65 and the outright lead in the Sony Open, and that’s about it. Cloudy conditions and only a gentle, Pacific breeze meant just about everyone was in the mix at Waialae Country Club — even

Bend Bulletin January 12, 2014, 1:06 AM (PST)

Bend Bulletin

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