Collins scores 26 points, Hawks roll past Thunder 142-126

ATLANTA, Georgia — Trae Young had 24 points (13 points in fourth) and 11 assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks (14-30) over the Oklahoma City Thunder 142-126 on Tuesday night. The Hawks who made 18-of-37 3-pointers, were led by John Collins 26 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assist. Alex Len had 24 points and 11…

Serena, Venus Williams makes strong starts in Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — 23-time Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams defeated Tatjana Maria, 6-0, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday at Rod Laver Arena in 49 minutes. “She’s a tricky player,” assessed Williams. “I think always when I have a tougher round or I know someone that’s really good, I…

Watch: Syracuse beats No. 1 Duke 95-91 in OT

DURHAM, North Carolina — Tyus Battle scored a season-high 32 points as Syracuse Orange defeated No.1 ranked Duke in overtime in a 95-91 on Monday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Five Syracuse (12-5, 3-1 ACC) players scored double-digits. The victory is the first for the Orange over a No. 1 ranked opponent since Jan. 19,…

President Trump Welcomes Clemson Tigers to White House

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Donald Trump returned from his trip to New Orleans Monday to welcome the 2019 National Champion Clemson Tigers football team for to the White House for a ceremony Monday evening — where he treated them to some “American fast food” because of the partial government shutdown. “We went off and we…

Watch: James Harden scores 57 points in win over Grizzlies

HOUSTON, Texas — Reigning MVP James Harden recorded a season-high 57 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 112-94 on Monday night. “What he just did, we kind of take it for granted a little bit,” said D’Antoni, who recorded the 600th win of his NBA coaching career. “It’s like, ‘Oh, look at…

Duke Blue Devils hold down No. 1 spot in AP Top 25

NEW YORK CITY– Coach K and his Duke Blue Devils remained at No. 1 for a fourth straight week, following their buzzer beating (80-78) win over Florida St. this past weekend. The Blue Devils received 36 of 64 first-place votes. No. 2 Michigan earned nine first-place votes, third-ranked Tennessee had 13 and fourth-ranked Virginia held…

Watch: Serge Ibaka nails clutch 3-pointer in Raptors double OT win over Wizards

WASHINGTON D.C. — Serge Ibaka ( 10 points, 4 rebounds) nailed a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime to give the Toronto Raptors their fifth straight win, 140-138 over the Washington Wizards (18-26) on Sunday. “We got lucky to get out of here with a win,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. The…

Antonio Gates wants to return to Chargers for 2019

LOS ANGELES, California –Future NFL Hall of Famer, Antonio Gates, isn’t quit ready to hang up his cleats just yet. Following his team’s 41-28 to the New England Patriots, Gates who finished with five receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown stated that he’d like to return to the Chargers next season. “I just don’t…

Watch: Fran Belibi catches alley-oop pass

Colorado — Just two years after becoming Colorado’s first female to dunk in a high school game, Fran Belibi is breaking down more barriers. The Regis Jesuit basketball standout threw down the country’s first ever high school girls’ basketball alley-oop in a game against Heritage.

Bench play fuels Thunders 122-112 win over Spurs

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — The OKC Thunder received a boost from its bench as Dennis Schroder scored all of his 19 points in the second half to help them beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-112 on Saturday night. “Schroder just sliced us and diced us, did a great job getting to the rim, scoring,” said…