Trail Blazers clinch playoff spot with victory over Suns

March 31, 2015 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_4539" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman goes to the basket against Suns forward Brandan Wright.[/caption] PORTLAND, Ore. — A playoff spot secured, next up for the Portland Trail Blazers is the Northwest Division title. The Trail Blazers haven't won the division since 2008-09, when...

DeMar DeRozan scores 42 points in Raptors’ win over Rockets

March 31, 2015 in Sports

[caption id="attachment_4536" align="alignleft" width="300"] Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan goes for a dunk against the Rockets.[/caption] TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade. It's hard to imagine any of their previous encounters was as entertaining as...

Majestic Australia win fifth World Cup

March 30, 2015 in Sports

It had been the World Cup of short balls. On a flat MCG deck, it had seemed bounce would be the bowlers’ major ally. But so cocksure were Australia’s pace phalanx of their quality, they left nothing to the vagaries of the surface, firing balls...