Nets send Lakers to 8th straight loss, 107-97

December 15, 2016 in Sports

NEW YORK -- When Larry Nance Jr. kept climbing until he had all but jumped over Brook Lopez for an electrifying dunk late in the third quarter, the Lakers looked ready to overcome any obstacles standing in their way. Then the Brooklyn Nets made sure that...

Curry scores 30, Warriors edge Pelicans 113-109

December 14, 2016 in Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Draymond Green irritated the other team, nearly started a fight, ignited a torrent of boos from opposing fans -- and backed it up with an all-around performance punctuated by a clutch defensive play in the final seconds. In other words, it was a...

Ronaldo beats Messi to win Ballon d’Or 2016

December 13, 2016 in Sports

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat rival Lionel Messi to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or award for a fourth time. The 31-year-old is now one behind Barcelona's Messi, who took the honour for a fifth time last year. Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann finished third in...