The Memphis Grizzlies are proving they know how to grab an advantage and hold onto it this postseason.
Tony Allen scored on a driving layup to open overtime and the Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-97 to push the defending Western Conference champions to the edge of elimination.
The Grizzlies shook off a first half ....more
LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn’t even give the Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal.
Another effort like this can seal it.
James scored 27 points and the Miami Heat nearly matched a franchise record for fewest points allowed in ....more
The 76ers crunched the numbers and made a decision to put the franchise in the hands of an analytics guru.
A person familiar with the decision said the Sixers have employed Sam Hinkie as team president and general manager. The person spoke on condition of anonymity as the deal wasn’t expected to become official until this ....more
Jarrett Jack’s driving jumper on the first possession of overtime gave Golden State a lead it never relinquished and the Spurs missed 9 of their 10 shots in the extra session as the Warriors evened the best-of-7, Western Conference semifinal series with a 97-87 victory.
After the Warriors had scored 8 of the last 10 points ....more
The Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game.
Marc Gasol scored 20 points and hit 2 free throws with 1:03 left to put Memphis ahead to stay, and the Memphis Grizzlies held off Oklahoma City 87-81 to take a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference semifinal.
Gasol scored 16 in ....more
The Indiana Pacers kept everything in front of them Saturday night.
The Indiana Pacers did not let the Knicks get away from them on fast breaks, didn’t let the Knicks get good 3-point looks and didn’t even give New York a chance to challenge late.
Instead, Roy Hibbert, Paul George and Indiana showed what it can do ....more
Golden State coach Mark Jackson insisted the Warriors’ historic collapse in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals would only help his team’s growth.
The young Warriors took a big step in their development, withstanding another furious rally by the Spurs for a 100-91 victory to even their series at one game each and snap a ....more
After losing Game 1 in disappointing fashion, the Miami Heat made sure they would not drop Game 2.
Ray Allen scored 21 points; LeBron James added 19 and the Miami Heat beat the Bulls115-78 in an emotional Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The series is tied at a game apiece.
“We came out with intensity, they ....more
Carmelo Anthony awoke from his shooting rest to score 32 points and lead the NY Knicks to a 105-79 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden.
The series is knotted at 1-1 with Game 3 in Indiana.
Anthony converted 13 of his 26 shots from the floor, ....more
Manu Ginobili’s play in the last 50 seconds was nearly too much for Gregg Popovich to handle. Then again, the San Antonio Spurs’ coach is used to his veteran guard’s free-wheeling style.
Ginobili’s 3-pointer from the wing with 1.2 seconds left in double overtime lifted the Spurs to a thrilling 129-127 victory over the Warriors and ....more
ST LOUIS CARDINALS
at TEXAS RANGERS
World Series Game 5 – Series tied 2-2
First pitch: Monday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Texas -120, St. Louis +110, Total: 8
The Rangers evened up the World Series behind a gem from a lefty on Sunday night, and they’re hoping for more of the same when ace C.J. Wilson takes the mound for ....more
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2-3)
at OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-2)
Kickoff: Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Oakland -4.5, Total: 41.5
Former Bengals QB Carson Palmer makes his Oakland debut when his new team hosts surging Kansas City on Sunday. Vegas odds.
Palmer, who was acquired for two draft picks, is expected to start under center despite having been retired all year. The ....more
CHICAGO BEARS (3-3)
vs. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-2)
Wembley Stadium – London, England
Kickoff: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Chicago -1.5, Total: 43.5
Former NFC North foes renew their rivalry across the pond when Chicago and Tampa Bay meet Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Football odds.
Both teams put together impressive home wins last week, as the Bears crushed ....more
WISCONSIN BADGERS (6-0)
at MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (5-1)
Kickoff: Saturday, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Wisconsin -7, Total: 49
Two of the nation’s top-15 teams do battle Saturday night when No. 15 Michigan State hosts unbeaten Wisconsin, ranked fourth in the nation. Football betting lines.
This is a classic battle of a high-powered offense against a relentless defense. The Badgers lead ....more
BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES (1-5)
at VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (6-1)
Kickoff: Saturday, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Virginia Tech -20.5, Total: 43.5
Boston College hasn’t beaten an FBS team this year, and No. 16 Virginia Tech will try to keep this skid intact when it hosts the Eagles on Saturday. Las Vegas odds.
BC has very little chance at keeping this game ....more
at ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
World Series Game 2 – St. Louis leads series 1-0
First pitch: Thursday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Texas -115, St. Louis +105, Total: 8
The Rangers will try to get their bats going and even the World Series against the Cardinals on Thursday night at Busch Stadium. St. Louis took Game 1 of a ....more
Tees Off: Thursday, September 15
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club – Lemont, IL
Odds to Win Tournament
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FIELD (Any Other Golfers)
Cog Hill hosts the BMW Championship for the ....more
DETROIT TIGERS (84-62, +14.6 Units)
at CHICAGO WHITE SOX (73-72, -5.7 Units)
First pitch: Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
Line: Chicago -115, Detroit +105, Total: 9
The scorching-hot Detroit Tigers will look to win their 10th straight game on Monday night when they travel to Chicago to face the White Sox. Detroit has opened up a commanding 10½-game lead over ....more
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH (0-1)
at MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (1-0)
Kickoff: Saturday, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Notre Dame -3.5, Total: 55.5
Michigan will attempt to beat Notre Dame for the fifth time in six tries when the two schools clash on Saturday. Last year it was the Denard Robinson show, as the Michigan QB racked up a school-record 502 total ....more
at ARIZONA CARDINALS
Kickoff: Sunday, September 11, 4:15 p.m. EDT
Line: Arizona -7, Total: 37
No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton starts his NFL career, and QB Kevin Kolb makes his Cardinals debut when the Panthers travel to Arizona to kick off the 2011 season. NFL betting lines.
These teams met in Carolina last December and played one ....more