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NBA Sensation Lin Moves to Houston After New York Knicks Refuses New Offer

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwanese-American basketball player Jeremy Lin, who became an overnight sensation last season with the National Basketball Association’s New York Knicks, is now a member of the Houston Rockets franchise. Lin signed a three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet with the Rockets earlier this month, but the Knicks had a chance to offer a matching contract under […]

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Los Angeles Kings One Win Away from Stanley Cup

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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The National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings are one game away from their first Stanley Cup championship in the team’s 45-year history after posting a a 4-0 shutout win over the visiting New Jersey Devils Monday. In the first Stanley Cup finals game held in Los Angeles since 1993, Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made 22 […]

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Los Angeles Takes Game One of NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The Los Angeles Kings have taken the first game of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup championship series with a 2-1 overtime win over the host New Jersey Devils Wednesday. Anze Kopitar scored the winning goal on Devils goalie Martin Brodeur early in the overtime period, giving the Kings their ninth straight playoff road victory. […]

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Chinese Basketball Icon Retires from NBA

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming has retired from America’s top league, bring an end to his groundbreaking but injury-plagued professional career. The 2.29 meter Yao, who turns 31 years old in September, announced his retirement in his hometown of Shanghai Wednesday. Yao spent his entire eight-year career with the Houston Rockets, who made him their […]

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British Open Begins with McIlroy as Heavy Favorite

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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The 140th British Open is underway at the legendary Royal St. Georges golf course, with U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy the favorite to win his second straight major of the 2011 season. American Jerry Kelly hit a solid drive off the first tee shortly after dawn under cloudy skies and light rain to begin the […]

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Yankees’ Jeter Homers for 3,000th Hit

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Derek Jeter has become the 28th Major League Baseball player and first New York Yankee to get 3,000. Jeter’s career milestone came on a home run Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 37-year-old Yankee captain is the fourth-youngest player to reach the milestone, and only the second ever to do so with a home […]

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More Indictments in South Korean Football Match-Fixing Scandal

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Dozens of South Korean football players are among nearly 50 people who have been indicted in a ever-widening match-fixing scandal. Prosecutors in the southeastern city of Changwon Thursday charged players from six teams in the professional K-League with taking money from gamblers in return for throwing 15 matches last year. About 11 illegal gambling brokers […]

South Korean Football Star Admits to Role in Fixing Matches

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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A top South Korean international football player has admitted to being involved in a growing match-fixing scandal. Officials with the country’s professional K-League say Choi Sung-kuk came forward Tuesday and confessed to throwing games. K-League officials say they have turned the case over to prosecutors. Choi, a member of the Suwon Samsung Bluewings team, is […]

2011 NBA Draft Has Global Flavor

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australian-born Kyrie Irving was the number one pick in the National Basketball Association’s annual rookie draft in New York Thursday. Irving was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers, despite playing in only 11 games in his freshman year at Duke University last season due to a toe injury. The Cavaliers are anxious to begin rebuilding the […]

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U.S., Mexico Advance to Gold Cup Championship Match

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S and Mexican mens’s soccer teams will face each other in the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship match, after winning their respective semifinal matches Thursday at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. The U.S. edged Panama 1-0,with Clint Dempsey scoring in the 76th minute on a pass from teammate Landon Donovan. Freddy Adu set up the winning goal […]

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