Pelicans’ Anthony Davis suffers left index finger sprain

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) All-Star Anthony Davis is expected to miss one to two weeks with a sprained left index finger, the team announced Saturday. The former Kentucky Wildcat standout suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of Friday’s 128-112 loss to Portland. He had his fingers taped together and…

No. 1 ranked Simona Halep and Serena Williams to meet at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams earned a third-round 6-2, 6-1 win against 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska on Saturday afternoon to set up a fourth match with No. 1 ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday. “I honestly would love to face the world No. 1,” Williams said Saturday, a few…

Griffin records double-double as Pistons beat Heat 98-93, Drummond injured

DETROIT, Michigan — Blake Griffin recorded 32 points and 11 rebounds to bring home a 98-93 win for the Detroit Pistons (20-24) over the Miami Heat (21-22) on Friday night at Little Caesars Arena. “We’ve got to stop dropping our shoulders, dropping our head, or letting whatever is bothering us, bother us,” said Casey, in…

DeMarcus Cousins scores 14 points in Warriors Debut, beat Clippers 112-94

LOS ANGELES, California — DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points in his debut with the Golden State Warriors who captured a 112-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center on Friday night. “I felt like a kid on Christmas,” Cousins said. “This was probably one of the best days of my life being…

Kyle Kuzma scores 32 as Lakers top Thunder in OT

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 138-128 in overtime. “That was a really nice, big win for our group,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “We got contributions from everybody. This is a really hard place to win at. It’s a playoff…

Wizards beat Knicks 101-100 in London, Beal scores 26 points

LONDON, England — The Washington Wizards (19-26) captured their first ever regular season victory abroad as they defeated the New York Knicks 101-100 at O2 Arena in London on Thursday night. Thomas Bryant scored the game-winning basket on a goaltend with 0.4 seconds left, as the Wizards erased a 19-point deficit fpr the win. The…

Serena, Venus Williams advance to third Round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena and Venus Williams both advanced to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday after picking apart their opponents. At Rod Laver Arena, Serena Williams dominated Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 10 minutes. “I do the work, I go out there and I play the best I…

Watch: Warriors Set NBA-Record With 51 point first quarter

DENVER, Colorado — The Golden State Warriors(30-14) set an NBA record as they scored 51 points in the first quarter of their 142-111 win over the Denver Nuggets. The Warriors also knocked down a franchise-record ten three-pointers in the 1st quarter to take a 51-38 lead over the Nuggets. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each…