NBA Playoffs: Boston at Philadelphia and LA Lakers at Oklahoma City

(Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers were completely outplayed by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of their Western Conference semi-finals on Monday, but Kobe Bryant is backing the former champions to respond quickly. ”We’re a team that doesn’t get down when we get blown out,” Bryant, who scored 20 points in the…

Liverpool sack Kenny Dalglish as manager

LIVERPOOL (Sporting Alert) — Liverpool have confirmed the sacking of Kenny Dalglish as club manager following a meeting with owners Fenway Sports Group and other top officials. The 61-year-old, who replaced Roy Hodgson 18 months again, won Carling Cup and reached the final of the FA Cup this season, but had his contract terminated after…

Kirani James opens with 44.72, Gatlin, Jeter win in Daegu

DAEGU, Korea (Sporting Alert) — World champion Kirani James cruised to victory on his outdoor debut in the 400-metres at the Colorful Daegu Championships Meeting – IAAF World Challenge Meet – in Daegu, Korea on Wednesday. The Grenadian star quarter-miler pulled away from the field with over 100m left in the race and then opened…