Kevin Durant http://wamc.org en Bulls Down Nets 92-76, Dario Cologna Wins Men's 15K Classical-Style Cross-Country Race http://wamc.org/post/bulls-down-nets-92-76-dario-cologna-wins-mens-15k-classical-style-cross-country-race <p>The NBA All-Star break has begun following last night's wins by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls.</p><p>The Bulls downed the Brooklyn Nets 92-76. Joakim Noah had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double. Taj Gibson scored 16 points and Carlos Boozer added 15 after missing three games with a strained left calf.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:21:47 +0000 Jaired Crofut 83878 at http://wamc.org Bulls Down Nets 92-76, Dario Cologna Wins Men's 15K Classical-Style Cross-Country Race Michael Sam Comes Out, Mancuso Takes Bronze http://wamc.org/post/michael-sam-comes-out-mancuso-takes-bronze <p>The NFL could soon have its first openly gay player.</p><p>Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end is eligible for the NFL draft in May.</p><p>Sam says he came out to his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August.</p><p>Sound courtesy of The Associated Press.</p><p>The 255-pound Sam participated in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., last month after leading the SEC with 11 1/2 sacks and 19 tackles for loss. He is projected to be a mid-round NFL draft pick.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:29:50 +0000 Jaired Crofut 83526 at http://wamc.org Michael Sam Comes Out, Mancuso Takes Bronze Knicks Down Heat 102-92, Ends Miami's Three-Game Win Streak http://wamc.org/post/knicks-down-heat-102-92-ends-miamis-three-game-win-streak <p></p><p></p><p>The Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs have strengthened their holds on the NBA's two conference races following last night's losses by Miami and Oklahoma City.</p><p>Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and the Knicks earned their third straight win by downing the Heat 102-92 in New York.</p><p>The Heat ended a three-game winning streak and fell to 27-9, 1 1/2 games behind the East-leading Pacers. LeBron James had 32 points and Dwyane Wade added 23 for Miami.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:21:17 +0000 Jaired Crofut 81572 at http://wamc.org Knicks Down Heat 102-92, Ends Miami's Three-Game Win Streak Joe Jonshon Wins It For Nets At The Buzzer http://wamc.org/post/joe-jonshon-wins-it-nets-buzzer <p>The Brooklyn Nets and Brooklyn Nets have struggled all season, combining for a 19-42 record heading into Thursday night's NBA schedule. Somehow they managed to earn road wins against two of the league's top teams.</p><p>The Nets pulled out a 95-93 comeback win at Oklahoma City on Joe Johnson's jumper as time expired. Deron Williams scored 18 of his season-high 29 points in the second half to help Brooklyn erase a 77-61 deficit.</p><p>Kevin Durant had 24 points for the Thunder, who dropped to 2-2 since Russell Westbrook underwent knee surgery.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:07:29 +0000 Jaired Crofut 81124 at http://wamc.org Joe Jonshon Wins It For Nets At The Buzzer Christmas Day Nightmare In New York http://wamc.org/post/christmas-day-nightmare-new-york <p>There were five games in the NBA on Christmas Day and it was not pretty for New York fans.</p><p>The first game of the day had the Bulls whipping the Nets 95-78 in Brooklyn, giving Chicago its first winning streak since mid-November. Taj Gibson finished with 20 points and eight rebounds, while Jimmy Butler chipped in 15 points. The Bulls trailed 50-49 early in the second half before Butler hit a 3-point to spark a 21-5 run that put Chicago in control the rest of the way.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:52:15 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80637 at http://wamc.org Christmas Day Nightmare In New York Danes Fall To No. 2 Duke 80-51 Despite Hopeful First Half http://wamc.org/post/danes-fall-no-2-duke-80-51-despite-hopeful-first-half <p>In college basketball, the UAlbany women’s team fell to No. 2 Duke 80-51 Thursday night. Haley Peters scored 17 points for the Blue Devils. Albany led 20-13 with 7:53 remaining in the first half, but Duke answered with a 15-2 run en route to a 34-26 lead at&nbsp;halftime.</p><p>Tonight is the UAlbany men’s team final home game of the calendar year. The 5-5 Great Danes will take on Yale, which is coached by former UAlbany player and assistant coach James Jones.</p><p>Meanwhile, No. 1 Arizona topped Southern U. 69-43 and it was eighth-ranked Duke over UCLA 80-63.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:23:12 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80298 at http://wamc.org Danes Fall To No. 2 Duke 80-51 Despite Hopeful First Half Panthers Hold Off Pats 24-20, LeBron James Considering Bringing MLS Team To South Florida http://wamc.org/post/panthers-hold-pats-24-20-lebron-james-considering-bringing-mls-team-south-florida <p>In the NFL, Cam Newton threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr. with 59 seconds left and the Carolina Panthers held off the New England Patriots 24-20 last night for their sixth straight victory when officials picked up a penalty flag on the final play. Stephen Gostkowski's 26-yard field goal put the Patriots up 20-17 before Newton drove Carolina 83 yards on 13 plays for the go-ahead touchdown.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:52:40 +0000 Jaired Crofut 78104 at http://wamc.org Panthers Hold Off Pats 24-20, LeBron James Considering Bringing MLS Team To South Florida WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-95 <p>The world of sports is taking the backseat to another tragedy as a massive tornado ripped through a handful of Oklahoma suburbs on Monday. Kevin&nbsp;Durant is among a group of sports stars and coaches who are expressing concern for the victims, posting on his Twitter account that he was praying for everyone involved.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 11:27:28 +0000 Jaired Crofut 65172 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-83 <p>In the NBA playoffs, the Knicks beat the Pacers 105-79 Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game. Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points. Iman Shumpert added 15 points, including a sensational follow dunk in the first half. Game 3 is Saturday at Indianapolis. Elsewhere, the Grizzlies earned a 99-93 win at Oklahoma City. Thunder forward Kevin Durant&nbsp; contributed 36 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.</p><p>In other NBA news, Phil Jackson has informed the Brooklyn Nets he will not be their new coach.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:34:17 +0000 Jaired Crofut 64136 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-81 <p>In the NBA playoffs, David West scored 20 points and the Pacers beat the Knicks 102-95 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Elsewhere, Oklahoma City held off Memphis 93-91. Kevin Durant scored 35 points.</p><p>In other NBA news, Miami Heat forward LeBron James is the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second straight year and fourth time in his career. Lastly, the Brooklyn Nets general manager says P.J. Carlesimo will not return as coach. The Nets were eliminated from post season play in Game 7 of their first round series with Chicago.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 12:34:01 +0000 Jaired Crofut 63943 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update