20 ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Coach Kellie Harper said Tennessee's defense deserves credit for the Lady Vols remaining unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference. Jordan Horston scored 19 points with 11 rebounds and No. 5 Tennessee overcame a sluggish first half to beat No. 13 Georgia 63-55 on Sunday in a key SEC game. Georgia did not score in the final 4:10 and missed its last 10 shots from the field. Notably, Tamari Key, the Lady Vols' 6-foot-6 center who had been listed as questionable due to an ankle injury, was on the floor during the decisive closing stretch. “We had Tamari in the game for that period and that made a difference,” Harper said. “... I told our team we won this one with our defense.” Tennessee (18-1, 7-0 SEC) trailed by nine points late in the first half before recovering for its ninth consecutive win. The Lady Vols have their best … [Read more...] about Horston leads streaking No. 5 Tennessee past Georgia 63-55
Oilers win streak
Horse racing phenomenon Golden Sixty went into Sunday's Group 1 Stewards’ Cup at Sha Tin with a 16 race winning streak. And the six-year-old was 1-100 to claim his 17th straight win in a row during the mile contest. A 17th win would have matched the exploits of Silent Witness, who racked up the same amount of straight victories nearly 20 years ago. However, there was a shock on the cards as Golden Sixty only managed second with old rival Waikuku taking the win by three parts of a length. It was Golden Sixty's second defeat of its career in just 22 races, and ended its winning streak over 900 days. One fan, after seeing the result, tweeted: "WOW!! Was not expecting that." "These equine athletes aren’t machines. Just like human athletes, they’re capable of off days," a second added. A third tweeted: "Absolutely shocker in Hong Kong! Golden Sixty is beaten!" "A tragedy Shakespeare would be proud of. Well ridden @zpurton though," a fourth, poetically, … [Read more...] about Horse racing fans in shock as horse with 16 straight wins is turned over at 1-100 odds
MELBOURNE, Australia — In an era of women’s tennis defined by volatility at the top, Alizé Cornet has been a constant. Starting as a qualifier at the 2007 Australian Open, Cornet has not missed the main draw of any Grand Slam since. She is on track this year to break the women’s record for consecutive Grand Slams played. This year’s U.S. Open would be her record 63rd Grand Slam main draw, surpassing Ai Sugiyama’s record of 62 straight appearances. That target has become a possible finish line for Cornet. “After that I think it will be a good time for me to retire,” said Cornet, 32, of France. “I’m not sure. I don’t want to say it’s going to happen this way. I’m not closing any door to keep going. But I gave so much to this game and to this tennis life, yeah, I feel I’m pretty much ready for the next chapter. At least by the end of the year, I think I’ll be ready.” Cornet’s story isn’t done at this Australian Open, however; she reached the fourth round here with a comeback win … [Read more...] about A Grand Slam Streak Without (Yet) a Quarterfinal
A DOUBLE lottery player who scooped $5.4million after hitting the jackpot twice lost it all when her winnings streaks turned into a serious gambling addiction. Convenience store worker Evelyn Adams, from New Jersey, won two different multi-million jackpots in the span of just four months. She scored $3.9million in October 1985 and another $1.4million in February of 1986, making her the first person in the history of the New Jersey Lottery to win multiple million-dollar jackpot prizes. Of the 22 states at the time with lotteries, none had had a two-time winner. The odds of winning the first jackpot were 1 in 3.2 million, the second, 1 in 5.2 million. Both jackpots were paid out on an annuity basis, with a total of $218,000 paid annually after 20 per cent was deducted for taxes, Lotto Analyst reports. After winning her first prize, Adams paid off bills and set up a fund to pay college tuition for her daughter, in addition to buying a new car and giving gifts to those … [Read more...] about I won the lottery TWICE & scooped $5.4million – but I lost it ALL and now live in a trailer park
The 49ers, the home of Hall of Fame quarterbacks and birthplace of the West Coast offense, haven’t had a QB voted to the Pro Bowl since 2002 and are the only NFL team to not produce a 3,500-yard passer over the past 16 seasons. Since 2004, they have cycled through 11 offensive coordinators and 14 starting QBs. And incompetence has kept pace with instability: The 49ers have the NFL’s fewest passing yards, second-fewest touchdown passes and the fourth-worst completion percentage over that span. Last week, as some of these numbers were relayed to 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, he interrupted the stream of sorry statistics. “This,” he said, “is depressing.” However, Shanahan was smiling. And that’s perhaps because he knows the 49ers’ gory days are over: They’ve got Garoppolo. Last year, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, 26, revived a franchise and rekindled memories of an era when it was the standard for offensive excellence. The 49ers, who were 1-10 when Garoppolo took the … [Read more...] about Can Kyle Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo make 49ers’ offense elite again?
TUCSON, Ariz. — Colorado got the start it wanted Sunday. The finish could not have been more disappointing. After leading by 12 points early, the 22nd-ranked CU women’s basketball team was routed by No. 10 Arizona, 75-56, at the McKale Center. The Buffs (13-4, 2-4 Pac-12) have lost four in a row after Arizona (14-2, 4-2) completely controlled the final 26 minutes. “I thought we were the aggressor early and they were the aggressor for the second portion of the game,” CU head coach JR Payne said. “Whoever was most aggressive was the one that was winning at that time. Unfortunately, we didn’t match or maintain that level of aggressiveness and confident play for the entire 40 minutes.” Mya Hollingshed and Tameiya Sadler each scored 11 points to lead the Buffs, but there was no answer for the Arizona duo of Shaina Pellington and Cate Reese. The two seniors combined for 51 points, with Pellington scoring 28 on 10-of-13 shooting. Reese was 10-of-17 and added nine rebounds. “I … [Read more...] about CU Buffs women routed by No. 10 Arizona
27 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a never-say-die showdown between two of the NFL’s top teams, and two of its bright young quarterbacks, the Bills and Chiefs played a classic Sunday night decided by one of them calling tails and the other making him pay for it. Josh Allen’s decision on the overtime coin toss was his only mistake for Buffalo all night. Patrick Mahomes promptly followed it by marching Kansas City downfield against the NFL's top-ranked but exhausted defense, then finding Travis Kelce in the corner of the end zone from 8 yards, giving the Chiefs a memorable 42-36 victory — and never giving his burgeoning rival an opportunity with the ball. “It worked out well for us this time,” said Mahomes, who has his team playing in its fourth consecutive AFC title game. “When you have two teams going back and … [Read more...] about Chiefs rally past Buffalo 42-36 in OT in wild playoff game