Basketball

  • UNC Overcomes Gonzaga to Win Sixth NCAA Championship

    It’s redemption for the Tar Heels. North Carolina avenged last year’s devastating finals loss, beating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 71-65 in Arizona last night to claim its sixth national title.

  • Under Armour releases Curry 5 colorway before Game 3 weekend

    The Curry 5 “Wired Different” is the first full release of Stephen Curry’s fifth signature shoe.

    Stephen Curry may have struggled in Game 2 against the Houston Rockets, but on Friday, he and Under Armour dropped the latest Curry 5 sneaker. It’s the first widely available version of shoe. In March, Under Armour released 314 pairs of the “Pi Day” Curry 5 on Curry’s birthday.

  • UP looking forward to facing Mbala-powered De La Salle

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    THE University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons, currently sporting a 2-1 record, get tested anew in Season 80 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) when they collide with defending champions De La Salle Green Archers powered by the returning Ben Mbala this weekend.

    Set for tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena, third-running UP will get a shot at still-unblemished La Salle which became all the more formidable with the return of reigning league most valuable player Mbala after playing for the national team of Cameroon in the recent FIBA AfroBasket tournament.

  • UP starts second round with a win against UST

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    FINISHED their first-round campaign in Season 80 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) with three straight losses, the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons got back on the winning track yesterday, beating the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers, 71-69, at the start of the second round of elimination play.

  • USA Basketball vs. Spain 2016 Rio Olympics final score: Brittney Griner dominates again in 103-63 win

    It was closer than Team USA’s first game, but the Americans had no trouble taking down FIBA's No. 3-ranked Spain 103-63 in another matchup decided by halftime. It’s pretty clear by now that Team USA has far and away the pool’s most talented team.

  • USA opens Olympics with 57-point rout of China

    The United States' Men's National Team beat China for the third time in two weeks on Saturday. This time, it was in a game that counted.

  • USA vs. Argentina 2016 final score: Americans advance to semifinals with 105-78 win

    The United States crushed Argentina, 105-78, to advance to the semifinals in the 2016 Olympic men's basketball tournament Wednesday night. It was easily the Americans' best performance yet in Rio, and there was no need for late heroics to end the Golden Generation's run.

  • USA vs. China 2016 final score: Kevin Durant leads 106-57 exhibition beatdown

    The U.S. men's national basketball team had no trouble running away from China for a 106-57 win Sunday in its second Olympic tune-up. Team USA might be missing several big names for the upcoming tournament in Rio, but these recent exhibitions have shown that the United States remains the clear team to beat this summer.

  • USA vs. France 2016 Rio Olympics final score: Sylvia Fowles comes up big in 86-67 win, Americans will play for gold on Saturday

    Team USA has a chance to win their sixth consecutive gold medal on Saturday after finishing off France in the semifinals, 86-67. USA won it without their starting point guard, Sue Bird, who is day-to-day with a knee sprain she suffered in the quarterfinals. It's unclear if she'll play in the gold medal game.

  • USA vs. Spain 2016 final score: Team USA beats Spain 82-76, will play for the gold medal

    It wasn't easy but Team USA managed to escape their semifinals matchup against Spain with an 82-76 win. The game was always expected to be close, as the U.S. has struggled with quality opponents all tournament long, but Spain could never break through despite a great performance by Pau Gasol, who had 23 points in the losing effort.

  • USA vs. Venezuela 2016 final score: Team USA overcomes slow start, coasts to easy 113-69 win

    Venezuela fought valiantly, but it was only enough to keep them close for a quarter-and-a-half. After struggling to get going, Team USA eventually found its groove and followed up their 57-point rout of China with a 113-69 win over Venezuela. The Americans move to 2-0 against Group A in the 2016 Olympic Games.

  • Utah Jazz 102 Los Angeles Lakers 100

    The Utah Jazz overcame injuries and a sloppy first half to beat the young Los Angeles Lakers.

    It wasn't pretty, it wasn't much fun for the most part, to be honest, but the Utah Jazz (19-13) moved into the 6th spot in the Western Conference, getting the win over the Los Angeles Lakers (12-23) 102-100 behind Gordon Hayward's big night, (31 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists) Derrick Favors' return, (8 points, 6 rebounds) and Joe Ingles (13 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists) who hit a critical three-pointer late in the fourth quarter. The two teams acted like they had been visited by Jacob Marley and his ghostly ensemble over Christmas during the first 2.5 quarters, as they were determined to give each other the ball, combining for 44 turnovers. Still, the score remained close after both teams settled down, and the Lakers played gritty, aggressive basketball, but couldn't get it done down the stretch, seeing their hopes dashed on a D'Angelo Russell airball at the buzzer.

  • Utah Jazz 103 - Dallas Mavericks 100 Game Recap: Rodney Hood saves the day!

    Don’t sweat the details in an 82 game schedule. Utah won.

    The Utah Jazz (17-10) handed the Dallas Mavericks (6-20) their 20th loss of the season tonight, off of a Rodney Hood no time-out buzzer beater, 103-100. It was similar to what Howard Eisley did years ago, on a team that would end up going to the NBA Finals. Will history repeat itself for this club? Time will tell. But for now, this is a victory that caps a 4-1 home stand. Utah beat the Phoenix Suns 112-105, lost to the Golden State Warriors (missing four starters) 106-99, beat the Sacramento Kings 104-84, the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-89, and now Dallas.

  • Utah Jazz 105 - Los Angeles Clippers 98: Game 4 Recap

    No Blake Griffin. No Gordon Hayward. No room for error.

    The Utah Jazz (2-2) defeated the Los Angeles Clippers (2-2) tonight by the final score of 105-98. And in doing so, have tied up their 4/5 series in the NBA Playoffs at two wins a piece. This game wasn’t a given, and there has been plenty of intrigue to add huge unknowns to this series that so many national writers assumed would be very predictable.

  • Utah Jazz 110 - Sacramento Kings 109 (OT)

    Down 16, Jazz tighten up D, win on OT thanks to Rudy Gobert’s very long arms and great instincts

    I don’t know, man. The Utah Jazz (39-24) defeated the Sacramento Kings (25-37) by the final score of 110-109 (OT). This OT thriller was really not even supposed to go this way. Before the game started most of us, including myself, expected that the Kings would not put up a lot of resistance.

  • Utah Jazz 127 - New Orleans Pelicans 94: Game Recap and complete domination

    Jazz win fourth straight, first two in a row on the road after outscoring Pels by 24 in the second half

    The Utah Jazz (34-19) took care of business on the road tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans (20-33), 127-94. These are not two evenly matched teams. At all. Utah is fighting for home court in the playoffs. New Orleans is a very dark horse to even make it. Utah is playing well right now, and stringing together wins. New Orleans is stringing together losses (3-7 in their last 10 games).

  • Utah Jazz beat the Dallas Mavericks!

    Pesky Dirk stifled by Sefolosha to secure the win

    All’s well that ends well. The Utah Jazz started out on fire. At one point in the first quarter their offensive rating was a sizzling 214.3. Rudy Gobert was hitting 20 foot jump shots, Derrick Favors was making three pointers. We really had no idea what had gotten into this team.

  • Utah Jazz brawl their way to a 3-1 series lead over the Thunder

    In what seemed like more of a brawl than a basketball game, the Utah Jazz fought their way to a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

    You knew this was going to be a fight before it even started when Russell Westbrook said he would shut Ricky Rubio’s s*** down. Westbrook came at Rubio right from the tip off but Rubio was unfazed. He let the game come to him and found open shooters while also getting Westbrook in early foul trouble. The Spanish Samurai was calm amidst the storm.

  • Utah Jazz get blown out by the Houston Rockets

    James Harden and Chris Paul came ready to play and dismantled the Utah Jazz

    On a night when the’d hoped to build on the momentum they’d created in Houston, the Utah Jazz put up one of their worst performances in recent memory.

  • Utah Jazz steal Game 2 from the Houston Rockets

    Joe Ingles shot the lights out and Donovan Mitchell put them to bed

    Donovan Mitchell told Dan Patrick that the Utah Jazz had made adjustments to guard James Harden, and the Houston Rockets, before the game. It worked.