Durant scores 40pts, Thunder rallied to beat Mavericks in overtime

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sporting Alert) Kevin Durant poured in 40 points and Serge Ibaka finished with a fine double-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-105 in overtime here at Chesapeake Energy Arena Thursday night. Durant impressive night also saw him grabbing eight boards, five assists and three blocks. Ibaka also…

Iniesta wants Chelsea, Arsenal target David Villa to stay at Barcelona

Iniesta wants Chelsea, Arsenal target David Villa to stay at Barcelona

MADRID (Sporting Alert) Barcelona midfield maestro Andres Iniesta is hoping his fellow Spanish teammate David Villa does not leave the club in January. Villa has dropped down the pecking order in the Barcelona strikers list since returning from surgery after breaking his leg last season, and he is now being linked with a move away…

Live on TNT: Boston at L.A. Clippers, and starting teams

LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Clippers will look to show everyone that they are genuine championship contenders when they take on the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on Thursday night. Watch Live Online Streaming: Boston at L.A. Clippers on TNT When: 10:30 PM ET, Thursday, December 27, 2012 Where: Staples Center, Los…

Wade suspended, Howard fined by NBA

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade has been slapped with a one game suspension for kicking the Charolette Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions in the groin area on Wednesday night. The NBA, also said Wade’s game suspension will be without pay. Stu Jackson, the NBA’s executive vice president for basketball operations, made…

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Chelsea teen Islam Feruz linked with Liverpool move

LONDON (Sporting Alert) Chelsea youngster Islam Feruz is being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with two fellow Premier League side said to be interested in him. Feruz, 17, rejected a contract offer from SPL champions Celtic to move to Chelsea last year, but he’s now being linked to Premier League champions Manchester…

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks: Starters, Live on TNT

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sporting Alert)  The following are the starters for tonight’s NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks here at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Watch: Live on TNT Date: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 27, 2012 Place: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Kevin Durant and OKC Thunder (21-6) enter the game with the league’s…

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Phil Jackson not interested in coaching the Nets – Reports

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert)  Phil Jackson admitted that he would have come out of his retirement to coach Los Angeles earlier this season, but the former Chicago Bulls and Lakers coach has no plans to take the vacant slot at the Brooklyn Nets. This was reported by NBA.com writer David Aldridge, who on Thursday said…

Manchester United Transfer News: Lewandowski set for summer move?

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert)  Robert Lewandowski is set to make a move to Barclays Premier League side Manchester United, according to British and German news media. Transfer Fee Already Agreed? Lewandowski has been heavily linked with a summer transfer dream move to Old Trafford and the Daily Mail and German newspaper Bild are both reporting that…

College Bowl TV Schedule – Dec. 27

(Sporting Alert) — The college football bowl action will pick up the pace on Thursday with three games on television, starting on ESPN at 3:00 pm ET. The bowl honors on for Thursday are the Military Bowl, Belk Bowl and Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. At the RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., the 24 San Jose State will take on Bowling Green…

Jamaican female sprinter in Christmas Day motor accident

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A Jamaican sprinter was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Christmas Day, but escaped without any serious injuries, according to local media. According to TrackAlerts.com, quartermiler Shereefa Lloyd, who was a member of the Jamaica Olympic bronze medal team at the London Olympic Games in the summer, lost control of her…

Nuggets 126 vs Lakers 114: Bryant’s 40pts not enough

DENVER (Sporting Alert) Kenneth Faried collected a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds and six Nuggets players finished in double figures as Denver beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 126-114 at Pepsi Center Wednesday. Faried Drew Howard Ejection Flagrant 2 Foul Faried also played his part in helping to frustrate a tired looking Lakers team,…