|_______________||1 || Mavericks down Rockets to stay alive in NBA playoffs |
The Dallas Mavericks stayed alive in the NBA playoffs with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets. Down 3-0 in their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series, the Mavs on Sunday opted to give J.J. Barea and Al-Farouq Aminu their first starts of the post-season and both produced double-doubles. Barea scored 17 points and handed out 13 assists, enlivening a starting lineup that has been without injured Chandler Parsons and Rajon Rondo. Aminu added 16 points -- including five straight in the fourth quarter that helped thwart a Houston rally -- and pulled down 12 rebounds.
|5h 11min 43sec ago|
|_______________||2 || Mickelson withdraws from WGC Match Play |
Phil Mickelson withdrew from the upcoming World Golf Championships Match Play Championship for personal reasons. The five-time major champion on Sunday said he was sorry to miss the elite event, which is moving this year to Harding Park in San Francisco. "TPC Harding Park is a terrific setting for match play, so it's unfortunate that I won't be able to play this year," he said. England's Luke Donald and South African Tim Clark are the other two.
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|_______________||3 || Mickelson withdraws from WGC event for personal reasons |
(Reuters) - Five-times major champion Phil Mickelson has pulled out of this week's World Golf Championships-Match Play tournament, citing unspecified personal reasons. Mickelson's withdrawal was announced on Sunday, just three days before the start of the event at the TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. ?I'm really happy with the new format and TPC Harding Park is a terrific setting for match play, so it's unfortunate that I won't be able to play this year,? the 44-year-old American said in a statement. ...
|7h 10min 32sec ago|
|_______________||4 || Ko downs Pressel in playoff for LPGA Swinging Skirts crown |
World number one Lydia Ko birdied the second playoff hole to beat Morgan Pressel and win a second straight Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic crown. She fired a two-under par 70 in the final round to finish 72 holes tied with Pressel at eight-under par 280. She had birdie putts to win both in regulation and at the first playoff hole, but instead remains in search of her third LPGA Tour title and a first since 2008.
|7h 28min 29sec ago|
|_______________||5 || Late birdies spur Rose to PGA Zurich Classic win |
Justin Rose capped a marathon with back-to-back birdies at the last two holes to clinch the US PGA Tour's Zurich Classic by one stroke in a thrilling finale. Rose had six birdies in his six-under 66 in the final round of the New Orleans tournament -- which was beset by weather delays -- and Sunday's victory represents a satisfying follow-up to the Englishman's share of second behind Jordan Spieth at the recent Masters. His 22-under-par total 266 gave him a seventh US tour title, by one stroke from American Cameron Tringale. Tringale could have forced a playoff with an eagle at the final hole, but settled for a birdie that gave him a seven-under 65 and sole possession of second place on 267.
|7h 47min 11sec ago||
|_______________||6 || Cavaliers, Wizards reach second-round NBA playoffs |
Battered but unbowed, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 101-93 to reach the second round of the NBA playoffs. With 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists from LeBron James, the Cavs on Sunday withstood the early exit of star forward Kevin Love with a dislocated shoulder to complete a 4-0 sweep of the Celtics in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series. Love was hurt in the first quarter battling Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk, who yanked Love's left arm as they chased a loose ball.
|7h 57min 37sec ago|