Rookie NBA forward Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points, leading seven in double figures as the World team defeated the U.S. team 121-112 on Friday night in the Rising Stars Challenge at the Barclays Center in New York. In 23 minutes, Canadian Wiggins, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, showed glimpses of someone who might play in the regular All-Star game in his native Toronto next season.
Six of his eight baskets came on dunks as he earned the MVP award.
Police say found bullets, gun near ex-NFL star’s alleged victim. Massachusetts State Police troopers found two bullets and a .22-caliber handgun near the body of a man prosecutors say former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez killed in June 2013, the officers testified on Friday.
Sergeant Kevin Halle said he excavated soil in an industrial park where the body of Odin Lloyd, a semiprofessional football player, was found on June 17, 2013, and discovered two projectiles near a patch of dirt marked by a red-brown stain.
Ligety retains giant slalom title Ted Ligety produced a blistering second run to overtake favored Austrian Marcel Hirscher and retain his giant slalom title at the alpine ski world championships on Friday. Placed fifth after the morning leg, American Ligety scorched down the twisting Birds of Prey course in the afternoon to post a combined time of two minutes, 34.16 seconds, according to provisional results.
Shiffrin leads U.S. medal hopes in slalom with Lindsey Vonn having left the world championships with a solitary bronze medal, U.S. fans will be banking on Mikaela Shiffrin to deliver gold as hot favourite for the women’s slalom on Saturday.
After 10 days of competition at Beaver Creek, the American ski team has collected just three medals with Travis Ganong earning a surprise silver in the men’s downhill and Ted Ligety pocketing bronze in the super combined.
Hirscher doffs cap to ‘outstanding’ Ligety Austrian slalom maestro Marcel Hirscher was left purring with admiration after being outperformed by defending champion Ted Ligety in the giant slalom at the alpine ski world championships on Friday. Though Hirscher led after the opening leg and produced “a pretty awesome run” in the afternoon, he was beaten into second place by Birds of Prey specialist Ligety, who the Austrian described as outstanding.
NFL Commissioner Goodell earned $35 million in 2013 National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell earned $35 million in salary, bonus and pension compensation in the 2013 calendar year, the league said on Friday.
That was about 20 percent less than the $44.2 million he earned the prior year but that sum included a one-time deferred payment of $9 million, the NFL said.
Silly questions, international flavor top All-Star Media Day Hundreds of quote-starved journalists packed into a Manhattan hotel ballroom, swarming around basketball royalty on Friday. From starters like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and the Gasol brothers, Pau and Marc, to old timers such as Dominique Wilkins and Scottie Pippen, reporters and camera crews at NBA All-Star Game Media Day jockeyed for position in a crush that approached Super Bowl hysterics.
Gasol brothers revel in NBA All-Star first for siblings Pau Gasol and younger brother Marc have enjoyed many things together in life, but Sunday will provide them with an NBA first when they share the floor in the All-Star Game. The Spaniards will become the first brothers to start the annual game and as centers for their conference teams will face off for the jump ball to open the contest in Madison Square Garden.
Giant win puts Ligety in league of his own Ted Ligety does not have a headline grabbing relationship like Lindsey Vonn nor does he court controversy like showman Bode Miller. But he does have more alpine world championship medals than any American skier after a breath-taking giant slalom win on Friday.
Ex-NFL running back Ray Rice apologizes for his assault Running back Ray Rice, released by the Baltimore Ravens after video surfaced of him knocking his then fiancee unconscious in a New Jersey casino elevator, apologized on Friday to the team and the city of Baltimore for the “horrible mistake I made.” Rice, arrested after the assault last February, spent his entire seven-year National Football League career with the Ravens and is now hoping another team will give him a second chance.