What better way to make history in the NBA than topple one of the league's most successful franchises?
The Golden State Warriors handily won against the Los Angeles Lakers, 111-77, on Tuesday to extend their winning streak to 16, officially giving them the distinction of having the best start for the season in the history of the NBA. Before the game against the Lakers, the Warriors already tied the record (15-0) with the 1993-1994 Houston Rockets and the 1948-1949 Washington Capitals in a win against the Denver Nuggets.
The next record Golden State hopes to break is the 33 consecutive victories of the Lakers achieved in 1972; but that in itself is a longshot considering the level of competitiveness in the league today. more >>
The fight lineup for UFC 194 has taken a blow with the news that Michelle Waterson has been injured and won't be able to proceed with the strawweight battle against Tecia Torres. The fight card slated on Dec.12 in Las Vegas is supposed to be a continuation of Waterson's good showing for the promotion after a stunning debut in July.
The American mixed martial artist with a record of 13-4 impressed a lot of observers after winning via third-round submission against Angela Magana. She's also in a hot streak right now, winning all but one of her last eight fights. Waterson is also a former Invicta FC atomweight champion and is a stunning and at the same time ferocious fighter inside the Pentagon.
The 29-year-old is supposed to be battling an equally formidable opponent in Torres, who has a record of 6-0 and never has tasted defeat as a pro fighter. Her last fight was a unanimous decision triumph against Angela Hill during UFC 188 last June. more >>
Wide receiver Stedman Bailey of the St. Louis Rams is currently in critical condition after getting shot while sitting in a car in Miami.
Police earlier reported that the football player was actually in the vehicle, along with four individuals near an unspecified residence in Miami Gardens. The same statement said that another vehicle pulled up and opened fire, in the process hitting Bailey and another man perceived to be driving the car.
The driver, who later was revealed to be Antwan Reeves, managed to drive the car to the nearest hospital, where they were treated for wounds in different parts of the body. It was then revealed that Bailey actually got hit in the head, forcing doctors to label him in critical condition. A report from NFL.com said that Bailey, though incurring two wounds in the head, did not have life-threatening injuries, which means that he is in stable condition. more >>
Veteran professional hockey player Dainius Zubrus has been enduring a professional tryout with the San Jose Sharks in the hope of joining a team this season. The 37-year-old eventually was rewarded after the team announced that the forward has been given a one-year, two-way contract. The contract was officially signed on Tuesday, thereby making him available for San Jose's next couple of games.
Zubrus is a Lithuanian right winger and center who's bounced around the league after being drafted 15th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers during the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He is known as the first player from Lithuania to play a thousand games in the NHL.
Last season, Zubrus was a part of the New Jersey Devils, his last year for a team he played for eight years. In 74 games, he managed four goals as well as six assists. His new head coach, Peter DeBoer, was actually the same coach he played for with the Devils starting in 2011. Aside from the Devils, Zubrus also has played in Philadelphia, Buffalo, Montreal, and Washington. more >>
One of the biggest reasons why the Broncos are a big draw and considered as one of the most popular teams in the league is because of star quarterback and future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning. He has had one of the most storied careers in the NFL, but at 39 years old, he's showing the signs of wear and tear in a sport dominated by physical contact.
The Denver Broncos announced on Tuesday that Manning will again be missing at least another two weeks as he struggles to recover from a plantar fascia tear, which will force him to wear a walking cast. The team further said that the extension of his time out in the game is due to the required additional rehabilitation for the bad foot, something team officials didn't expect earlier. The decision was made after consultations with renowned foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson.
With the injury, Manning was inactive during the Broncos' 17-15 win against the Bears, officially ending their two-game losing skid. more >>
Jeremy Lin may not be able to return to his previous level as a star player, but he will be a good reserve point guard for the Charlotte Hornets.
Former New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin shot to stardom when he put out an amazing performance for 25 consecutive games. Now, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford sees the NBA player as a valuable reserve point guard for their team, according to a Vice Sports report.
"One of the biggest things, the way the league is going, is that he can play two spots," the Post quotes Coach Clifford's statement on Tuesday morning. "So he could both play with [Hornets starting point guard] Kemba [Walker], and then he can play as the point guard…" more >>