Archive for the ‘Houston Rockets’ Category

Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. James Harden scored six of his 23 points in the fourth quarter after leaving the game briefly at the end of the third with a head injury and the visiting Houston Rockets defeated the Toronto Raptors 119-109 Thursday night. Kenya's Olympic 1,500 meters champion Faith Kipyegon said on Thursday that winning a silver medal at this year's World Championships in Doha after having a baby had motivated her to try to retain the Olympic title at Tokyo 2020.

Friday’s Sports in Brief

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

China denied NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's claim that it demanded the firing of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey over a tweet that supported anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The Chinese government never posed this requirement,'' Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. During an appearance in New York on Thursday, Silver said the NBA was ''being asked to fire (Morey) by the Chinese government, by the parties we dealt with, government and business.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. On Oct. 4, a Chinese trader noticed a sharp drop in the price of crypto tokens backed by Nike's Air Jordan sneakers on a U.S.-based exchange after the general manager of the NBA's Houston Rockets tweeted support for the protests in Hong Kong. The Los Angeles Angels and Joe Maddon agreed to terms on a contract to make him the team's next manager.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

The trader posted about the fall - which he told Reuters was more than 10% at the time - on Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter. His post went viral, attracting thousands of comments and becoming one of the most searched items on Weibo last week. Canada rolls past USA in CONCACAF Nations League Alphonso Davies scored in the 63rd minute, and Lucas Cavallini added the clincher in the first minute of second-half stoppage time to give Canada a 2-0 win over the United States men's national soccer team in a CONCACAF Nations League match on Tuesday in Toronto.

NBA Twitter loses its mind yet again as Russell Westbrook lands in Houston

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

The NBA's most ridiculous offseason ever just got even more crazy.

Wednesday Sports in Brief

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

James Harden scored 26 points and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1. The Rockets advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season and will face the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors series. WACO, Texas (AP) - National champion Baylor has accepted an invitation to visit the White House next week.

Weekend Sports in Brief

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Louisville has fired coach Bobby Petrino with two games left in a spiraling season that includes five blowout losses in which the Cardinals allowed at least 50 points. The school announced Petrino's dismissal Sunday morning with statement from athletic director Vince Tyra, who said he ''did not have the confidence'' the coach could turn things around next season. Louisville (2-8) lost 54-23 at No. 13 Syracuse on Friday night, dropping to 0-7 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.