Sports Lead on Tuesday: Clippers, Indiana, Beckham, Kaepernick highlighted

MIAMI (Sporting Alert) — Chris Paul scored 19 points and eight assists and Blake Griffin added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Los Angeles Clippers to beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-87 on Monday night.

The victory was the sixth straight for the Clippers (8-2) and they beat the Spurs for the second time this season. Matt Barnes scored 14 for the Clippers off the bench, DeAndre Jordan had 13 and Jamal Crawford finished with 11.

Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs.

Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points and Kenneth Faried finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 97-92 victory over Memphis, ending the Grizzlies’ eight-game winning streak.

In team injury news, Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving has been ruled out a month with broken finger.

In college basketball action, No. 1 Indiana, led by Victor Oladipo, who scored 16 points and eight rebounds and Jordan Hull and Christian Watford, who both added 14 points – defeated Georgia 66-53.

In NFL action on Monday night, quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns as the San Francisco 49ers hammered the Chicago Bears 32-7.

News in the soccer sees former Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham announcing that he is to leave the Los Angeles Galaxy after next month’s MLS Cup, with several reports linking him to a move to Australia to play with the Melbourne Heart.

Arsenal were hit with a big blow as Theo Walcott has been ruled out of their Champions League clash with Montpellier on Wednesday because of a shoulder problem.

Chelsea’s constant push to play with big money flop Fernando Torres in the starting line-up is apparently forcing Daniel Sturridge to seek greener grass with striker short Liverpool being heavily linked with a move for the England forward.

Elsewhere in sports on Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays have hired John Gibbons as their new manager, the 50-year-old making a return to the club for the second time after he served as manager from 2004-2008. Gibbons is the 3rd winningest manager in the franchise history with a 305-305 record.

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