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Oct 19

Wall leads Wizards to opening win over 76ers

Wall leads Wizards to opening win over 76ers WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards’ season-opening win over the Philadelphia 76ers represented a rare scenario where both teams were smiling postgame. The Eastern Conference-contending Wizards walked off the court with the victory. The 76ers’ triumph

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Oct 19

Highlights from Wednesday’s NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from National Hockey League games on Wednesday: Maple Leafs 6, Red Wings 3 The Toronto Maple Leafs scored four goals on their first five shots and went on to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 on Wednesday night. Nazem K…

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Oct 19

Highlights from Wednesday’s NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from National Hockey League games on Wednesday: Maple Leafs 6, Red Wings 3 The Toronto Maple Leafs scored four goals on their first five shots and went on to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 on Wednesday night. Nazem K…

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Oct 18

Bulls’ Mirotic suffers fractured jaw in fight with team mate

(Reuters) – Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic suffered a fractured jaw and a concussion after fighting with team mate BobbyPortis in practice, the NBA reported on its website on Tuesday. The Bulls said Mirotic would likely require surgery and they w…

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Oct 17

NFL to tackle protests as Trump decries ‘disrespectful’ players

(Reuters) – The National Football League will tackle criticism from President Donald Trump over players who protest racial discrimination by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem when league officials gather with team owners in New York for their au…

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Oct 16

NBA: All eyes on hardwood for possible anthem protests

(Reuters) – The start of a new NBA season always commands attention, given a thirst for gravity-defying dunks and sweet shooters, but this year many may tune in simply to see if players will defy rules and kneel during the national anthem. The gesture …

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Oct 16

LeBron’s future with Cavs may hinge on success this season

(Reuters) – LeBron James enters the 2017-18 season with a deeper Cleveland Cavaliers team than the one that lost in last year’s NBA Finals and anything less than a championship in June could mark the end of his second tenure with the team. James can opt out of the final year of his current contract

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Oct 15

Highlights of Saturday’s MLB playoff games

(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Saturday’s Major League Baseball playoff games: Astros 2, Yankees 1 Carlos Correa delivered a walk-off double against Aroldis Chapman, salvaging a superb effort by Justin Verlander and giving Houston the win over visiting New York in Game Two of the American League

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Oct 15

Highlights of Saturday’s MLB playoff games

(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Saturday’s Major League Baseball playoff games: Astros 2, Yankees 1 Carlos Correa delivered a walk-off double against Aroldis Chapman, salvaging a superb effort by Justin Verlander and giving Houston the win over visiting New York in Game Two of the American League

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Oct 14

National Hockey League roundup

(The Sports Xchange) – The Minnesota Wild’s victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday was costly. Forward Charlie Coyle is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a right fibula fracture, the team announced Friday. Fellow forwards Marcus Foligno and Nino Niederreiter

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Oct 14

Cubs flight diverted to Albuquerque for ill non-player

(The Sports Xchange) – The Chicago Cubs’ overnight flight to Los Angeles lasted into Friday afternoon with the team arriving more than five hours behind schedule. The United charter plane landed at Los Angeles International Airport at 12:09 p.m. PT after a five-hour stop in Albuquerque, N.M. when

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Oct 14

NFL not seeking mandate for players to stand during anthem

(Reuters) – The NFL said on Friday it has no plans to mandate players stand for the U.S. national anthem, but will rather present a possible solution on how to end the controversial protests when it meets with team owners next week. Commissioner Roger …

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Oct 14

NFL not seeking mandate for players to stand during anthem

(Reuters) – The NFL said on Friday it has no plans to mandate players stand for the U.S. national anthem, but will rather present a possible solution on how to end the controversial protests when it meets with team owners next week. Commissioner Roger …

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Oct 13

Major League Baseball roundup

(The Sports Xchange) – The New York Yankees tabbed right-hander Masahiro Tanaka to start Friday’s opener of the American League Championship Series against the host Houston Astros. The Yankees announced their rotation on Thursday, one day after defeating the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the AL

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Oct 13

National Basketball Association roundup

(The Sports Xchange) – Miami Heat swingman Rodney McGruder is expected to miss three to six months due to a stress fracture in his lower left leg, according to multiple reports. McGruder is slated to undergo surgery next week. It wasn’t clear when the 26-year-old McGruder suffered the injury. He

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Oct 12

After NHL snub, Russian league becomes springboard to Olympics

Often seen as a destination for veterans or those struggling for ice-time in North America’s National Hockey League (NHL), the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) has suddenly become a haven for Russians with Olympic aspirations. Following the NHL’s decision to bar its players from competing at the

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