Review Category : National Sports

Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan on All-Time Scoring List

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(MINNESOTA) — In his 1,269th career game, Kobe Bryant took over the No. 3 spot on the all-time scoring list on Sunday.

Bryant passed Michael Jordan with a pair of free throws in the second quarter of their game against the Timberwolves.

Bryant moved into third place on the all-time list and trails Karl Malone (36,928 points), and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points).

Following the free throws, the game was stopped so Bryant could exchange hugs and handshakes with his teammates and Minnesota’s side of the court.

Bryant entered the game with 32,284 points and needed eight to tie Jordan.

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Report: Melky Cabrera Agrees to Deal with White Sox

iStockphoto(CHICAGO) — Free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a three-year contract, according to ESPN.

In 139 games with the Toronto Blue Jays last season, Cabrera batted .301 with 16 home runs and 73 RBIs. He also scored 81 runs and had an OBP of .351.

Cabrera originally was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2001. In 10 big league seasons with the Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants and Blue Jays, he has batted .286 with 88 homers , 606 runs scored and 520 RBIs.

Last week, the White Sox traded for starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and signed closer David Robertson.

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Dwight Howard Scores 26 as Rockets Top Nuggets, 108-96

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Rockets guard James Harden had a triple-double while center Dwight Howard scored a team-high 26 points as Houston (18-5) defeated the Denver Nuggets (10-13) on Saturday night, 108-96.

Howard returned to the hardwood floor for the first time since a strained right knee sidelined him for the last 11 games. The eight-time NBA All-Star pulled down 13 rebounds, to surpass 10,000 for his career.

The Nuggets jumped out to a 40-26 lead with 8:06 left in the second quarter, but the Rockets went on a 28-9 run to close out the first half on top, 54-48.

Harden finished the game with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his third career triple-double.

Forward Alonzo Gee led the way for the Nuggets with 20 points.

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T.J. Oshie Leads Blues Past Avalanche in O.T., 3-2

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Blues forward T.J. Oshie scored his fifth goal of the season at 1:03 into overtime to give St. Louis (20-8-2; 42pts) a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche (10-13-7; 27pts) on Saturday night.

Oshie, with an assist from Barret Jackman and Kevin Shattenkirk, beat Avs goaltender Calvin Pickard from the slot for the winning goal.

Colorado scored first at 14:01 into the opening period, courtesy of a power-play goal from defenseman Erik Johnson. The Blues came right back 82 seconds later on power-play goal from Shattenkirk.

Johnson would score his second goal of the game at 18:36 of the second period to even the score at 2-2.

Blues goaltender Jake Allen stopped 23-of-25 shots while Pickard saved 39-of-42 shots.

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Report: Melky Cabrera Agrees to Deal with White Sox

iStockphoto(CHICAGO) — Free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a three-year contract, according to ESPN.

In 139 games with the Toronto Blue Jays last season, Cabrera batted .301 with 16 home runs and 73 RBIs. He also scored 81 runs and had an OBP of .351.

Cabrera originally was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2001. In 10 big league seasons with the Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants and Blue Jays, he has batted .286 with 88 homers , 606 runs scored and 520 RBIs.

Last week, the White Sox traded for starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and signed closer David Robertson.

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Dwight Howard Scores 26 as Rockets Top Nuggets, 108-96

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Rockets guard James Harden had a triple-double while center Dwight Howard scored a team-high 26 points as Houston (18-5) defeated the Denver Nuggets (10-13) on Saturday night, 108-96.

Howard returned to the hardwood floor for the first time since a strained right knee sidelined him for the last 11 games. The eight-time NBA All-Star pulled down 13 rebounds, to surpass 10,000 for his career.

The Nuggets jumped out to a 40-26 lead with 8:06 left in the second quarter, but the Rockets went on a 28-9 run to close out the first half on top, 54-48.

Harden finished the game with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his third career triple-double.

Forward Alonzo Gee led the way for the Nuggets with 20 points.

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T.J. Oshie Leads Blues Past Avalanche in O.T., 3-2

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Blues forward T.J. Oshie scored his fifth goal of the season at 1:03 into overtime to give St. Louis (20-8-2; 42pts) a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche (10-13-7; 27pts) on Saturday night.

Oshie, with an assist from Barret Jackman and Kevin Shattenkirk, beat Avs goaltender Calvin Pickard from the slot for the winning goal.

Colorado scored first at 14:01 into the opening period, courtesy of a power-play goal from defenseman Erik Johnson. The Blues came right back 82 seconds later on power-play goal from Shattenkirk.

Johnson would score his second goal of the game at 18:36 of the second period to even the score at 2-2.

Blues goaltender Jake Allen stopped 23-of-25 shots while Pickard saved 39-of-42 shots.

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49ers Place Bowman, Dorsey on Season-Ending IR

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — The San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker NaVorro Bowman and nose tackle Glenn Dorsey on the season-ending injured reserve Saturday.

Bowman and Dorsey each hadn’t played a snap all season.

Bowman, who is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee that he suffered in last season’s NFC Championship game, was actually activated to the 53 man roster Tuesday but never practiced.

Dorsey, who is coming back from a torn bicep which he suffered in training camp, was a limited participant in practice this week.

The 49ers have called-up cornerback Marcus Cromartie and guard Andrew Tiller from the practice squad to take Bowman and Dorsey’s roster spots.

San Francisco (7-6) will be in Seattle Sunday to take on the Seahawks (9-4).

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(3) Arizona Earns 28th Straight Home Win, Hammers Michigan

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(TUCSON, Ariz.) — Arizona shot 58 percent from the field as it hammered Michigan 80-53 Saturday.

Freshman Stanley Johnson scored 17 points and Gabe York added 15 for the No. 3 Wildcats (10-0), which have now won 28 straight home games.

Arizona hit the gas from the start and led Michigan by 11 at the half. It only got worse for the Wolverines as Arizona started the second half on an 11-0 run.

Michigan (6-4) was held to 35 percent shooting from the field and was outscored 42-16 in the paint.

“Today was our best performance of the season,” Arizona head coach Sean Miller said. “It was the combination of a very good defense, which we’ve shown to this point, but also a better offense, an improved offense.”

Arizona has now won 37 straight nonconference regular-season games.

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Warriors Earn Franchise-Record 15th Straight Win

iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — Stephen Curry scored 29 points and Klay Thompson added 25 to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Dallas Mavericks, 105-98 Saturday.

Golden State has now won a frachise-record 15 straight games.

The Warriors (20-2) raced to a 22 point lead by halftime. Monta Ellis cut the lead to seven with 56 seconds left when he drilled a long 3-pointer, but Dallas could only manage three more shots from there to help seal the deal for Golden State.

Ellis led Dallas (17-8) with 24 points.

The Warriors will look to make it 16 straight wins Sunday when they take on the Pelicans (11-11) in New Orleans.

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