Review Category : National Sports

Parker has 22 Points as Spurs Dunk Nets, 99-87

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) — Spurs guard Tony Parker had 22 points and seven assists as San Antonio (9-4) took care of the Brooklyn Nets (5-8), 99-87 on Saturday night.

On their first 20 baskets of the game, the Spurs had 16 assists and finished the game with 29 assists on 52 percent shooting from the field.

Forward Kawhi Leonard and guard Danny Green each scored 21 points for San Antonio while forward Tim Duncan had seven points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four blocked shots and three steals in 25 minutes of action.

Guard Deron Williams led the way for Brooklyn with 24 points and seven assists.

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Anthony Davis Powers Pelicans Over Jazz, 106-94

iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — Pelicans forward Anthony Davis had a career-high 43 points and 14 rebounds as New Orleans (7-5) silenced the Utah Jazz (5-9), 106-94 on Saturday night.

Davis was 16 for 23 from the field and 11 for 12 from the free-throw line. Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday contributed 19 points and eight assists while forward Tyreke Evans had nine points and seven rebounds.

The Jazz entered the fourth quarter trailing by five points at 77-72. They would unable to close the gap as the Pelicans went on 10-2 run to take an 87-74 lead with 9:28 remaining.

Guard Gordon Hayward led the way for the Jazz with 31 points and eight rebounds, while guard Trey Burke added 20 points and four assists.

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Arkansas Blanks No. 8 Ole Miss

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(FAYETTEVILLE, Ak.) — The Arkansas Razorbacks embarrassed the (8) Ole Miss Rebels, Saturday, with a 30-0 shutout.

The Razorbacks forced six turnovers as they earned bowl eligibility with the win. Arkansas’s defense harassed Rebels’ quarterback Bo Wallace all game, intercepting him twice; including a 100 yard interception return for touchdown by Rohan Gaines.

“The thing I like about our defensive players is that they just shake things off. They make a mistake, and they’ll lineup and play again,” said Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema. “Those two turnovers, they let them get all the way down into the end zone and then made the big play.”

Earlier this season, Ole Miss was ranked as the number one team in the country. They have now dropped three of their last four (All losses in the SEC).

Head coach Hugh Freeze was crestfallen and searching for answers after the latest loss.

“I just think we came out probably a little not sharp for sure, and we did some things that you can’t do to be an elite team,” Freeze said. “We’ve been a good team this year but we haven’t been elite at times and that’s where we want to get to.”

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Arkansas Blanks No. 8 Ole Miss

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(FAYETTEVILLE, Ak.) — The Arkansas Razorbacks embarrassed the (8) Ole Miss Rebels, Saturday, with a 30-0 shutout.

The Razorbacks forced six turnovers as they earned bowl eligibility with the win. Arkansas’s defense harassed Rebels’ quarterback Bo Wallace all game, intercepting him twice; including a 100 yard interception return for touchdown by Rohan Gaines.

“The thing I like about our defensive players is that they just shake things off. They make a mistake, and they’ll lineup and play again,” said Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema. “Those two turnovers, they let them get all the way down into the end zone and then made the big play.”

Earlier this season, Ole Miss was ranked as the number one team in the country. They have now dropped three of their last four (All losses in the SEC).

Head coach Hugh Freeze was crestfallen and searching for answers after the latest loss.

“I just think we came out probably a little not sharp for sure, and we did some things that you can’t do to be an elite team,” Freeze said. “We’ve been a good team this year but we haven’t been elite at times and that’s where we want to get to.”

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Pacquiao Defends Welterweight Title

Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images(MACAU) — Manny Pacquiao defeated Chris Algieri by unanimous decision Saturday to retain his welterweight title.

Pacquiao dominated the fight, throwing 410 punches to Algieri’s 212. Pacquiao connected on 187 punches and scored six knockdowns.

Coming off such a dominating performance and now boasting a career record of (56-6-2, 38 KOs) some, such as ESPN’s boxing analyst Bernardo Osuna, wonder if he has been impressive enough to fight fellow welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“He needs to look impressive, because when he steps into the negotiating room for a potential fight against Floyd Mayweather in early 2015, he has got to have some leverage,” Osuna said.

The final scores from the judges were in favor of Pacquiao, 120-102, 119-103 and 119-103.

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Islanders Defeat Penguins for Second Straight Night

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(UNIONDALE, N.Y.) — For the second straight night the New York Islanders have defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In a home-and-home series, the Islanders took a 5-4 shootout win in Pittsburgh Friday, then beat the Penguins in New York Saturday 4-1. The Islanders are now tied with the Penguins in the Metro division at 28 points.

The Penguins took the lead late in the first on an Evgeni Malkin goal. The Islanders matched it at 1:59 in the second when Matt Martin backhanded a rebound past Penguins goalie Thomas Greiss.

The third period opened and the Islanders came out firing. Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and John Tavares each scored a goal as New York blew open the game and sealed the victory.

“We’re understanding what’s bringing us success,” said Tavares. “We have a talented hockey club when everyone’s committed to doing the right things and doing their job.”

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Islanders Defeat Penguins for Second Straight Night

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(UNIONDALE, N.Y.) — For the second straight night the New York Islanders have defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In a home-and-home series, the Islanders took a 5-4 shootout win in Pittsburgh Friday, then beat the Penguins in New York Saturday 4-1. The Islanders are now tied with the Penguins in the Metro division at 28 points.

The Penguins took the lead late in the first on an Evgeni Malkin goal. The Islanders matched it at 1:59 in the second when Matt Martin backhanded a rebound past Penguins goalie Thomas Greiss.

The third period opened and the Islanders came out firing. Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and John Tavares each scored a goal as New York blew open the game and sealed the victory.

“We’re understanding what’s bringing us success,” said Tavares. “We have a talented hockey club when everyone’s committed to doing the right things and doing their job.”

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Pacquiao Defends Welterweight Title

Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images(MACAU) — Manny Pacquiao defeated Chris Algieri by unanimous decision Saturday to retain his welterweight title.

Pacquiao dominated the fight, throwing 410 punches to Algieri’s 212. Pacquiao connected on 187 punches and scored six knockdowns.

Coming off such a dominating performance and now boasting a career record of (56-6-2, 38 KOs) some, such as ESPN’s boxing analyst Bernardo Osuna, wonder if he has been impressive enough to fight fellow welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“He needs to look impressive, because when he steps into the negotiating room for a potential fight against Floyd Mayweather in early 2015, he has got to have some leverage,” Osuna said.

The final scores from the judges were in favor of Pacquiao, 120-102, 119-103 and 119-103.

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Pacquiao Defends Welterweight Title

Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images(MACAU) — Manny Pacquiao defeated Chris Algieri by unanimous decision Saturday to retain his welterweight title.

Pacquiao dominated the fight, throwing 410 punches to Algieri’s 212. Pacquiao connected on 187 punches and scored six knockdowns.

Coming off such a dominating performance and now boasting a career record of (56-6-2, 38 KOs) some, such as ESPN’s boxing analyst Bernardo Osuna, wonder if he has been impressive enough to fight fellow welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“He needs to look impressive, because when he steps into the negotiating room for a potential fight against Floyd Mayweather in early 2015, he has got to have some leverage,” Osuna said.

The final scores from the judges were in favor of Pacquiao, 120-102, 119-103 and 119-103.

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Islanders Defeat Penguins for Second Straight Night

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(UNIONDALE, N.Y.) — For the second straight night the New York Islanders have defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In a home-and-home series, the Islanders took a 5-4 shootout win in Pittsburgh Friday, then beat the Penguins in New York Saturday 4-1. The Islanders are now tied with the Penguins in the Metro division at 28 points.

The Penguins took the lead late in the first on an Evgeni Malkin goal. The Islanders matched it at 1:59 in the second when Matt Martin backhanded a rebound past Penguins goalie Thomas Greiss.

The third period opened and the Islanders came out firing. Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and John Tavares each scored a goal as New York blew open the game and sealed the victory.

“We’re understanding what’s bringing us success,” said Tavares. “We have a talented hockey club when everyone’s committed to doing the right things and doing their job.”

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