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2010-08-01 07:11:00

HONG KONG, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ANTA Sports Products Limited (HKSE: 2020.hk), a leading branded sportswear enterprise in China is pleased to announce that it has signed NBA superstar Kevin Garnett as its second endorsed NBA player following Luis Scola in Beijing today. Kevin Garnett's list of sporting achievements includes the title of NBA Champion, and NBA Most Valuable Player, of both the regular season and the All-Star Game, as well as NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Kevin...

2009-05-14 23:48:05

Aaron Brooks and Luis Scola halted a third-quarter charge Thursday and Houston downed the Los Angeles Lakers 95-80 to force a Game 7 in their playoff series. Houston won for the second time in three games without center Yao Ming, who is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a broken foot. The one loss without Yao, however, was a 40-point crushing in Los Angeles and that is where the Rockets must play the deciding game of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday. The winner of that...

2009-04-11 00:20:09

Aaron Brooks made two free throws with 2 seconds remaining Friday, boosting the Houston Rockets past Golden State 113-109. Houston led by 14 points 3 minutes deep into the fourth quarter and held on to maintain a half game lead over San Antonio at the top of the Southwest Division. Kelenna Azubuike hit a 3-pointer for the Warriors with 3 seconds to go that brought Golden State within two. Brooks, however, was perfect in the clutch to give Houston its fourth straight win and a 52-28 record...

2009-03-22 18:00:50

Luis Scola scored five points in the closing seconds Sunday, enabling the Houston Rockets to escape with an 87-85 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Houston's win moved the Rockets a half-game ahead of the Spurs atop the Southwest Division. Scola hit layups with 29.3 and 11.2 seconds to play, and added a free throw in the final second. Ron Artest led the Houston scoring with 24 points. Scola finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds, and Yao Ming had 13 points. Tim Duncan totaled 23 points,...

2008-12-13 00:20:37

Tracy McGrady led five players in double figures with 22 points Friday and the Houston Rockets cruised in the second half to a 119-108 win over Golden State. The Rockets won for the fourth time in five games and improved to 8-6 on the road. McGrady had missed seven games with soreness in his left knee and was listed as questionable for the contest against the Warriors. But he played 38 minutes and hit half of his 14 shots from the field. Yao Ming and Luis Scola added 19 points each and Carl...

2008-12-08 22:46:36

Rudy Gay scored 20 points Monday when the Memphis Grizzlies erupted in the first quarter and went on to a 109-97 win over Houston. O.J. Mayo and Hakim Warrick each added 18 points, and Warrick also had eight rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have gotten five of their six overall victories at home this season. Luis Scola and Rafer Alston each scored 16 points for the Rockets, who are still without star Tracy McGrady. He sat out with a banged up left knee. Scola had 15 rebounds for Houston.

2006-09-01 07:45:59

SAITAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Spain beat Olympic champions Argentina 75-74 in a bruising Latin showdown to reach the final of the world basketball championship on Friday. Memphis Grizzlies forward Pau Gasol and Jorge Garbajosa had 19 points apiece as Spain held off a late Argentine surge to make the gold medal game for the first time in their history. Spain will face Greece in Sunday's final after the European champions stunned tournament favorites the United States 101-95 in the day's...

2006-08-29 08:12:04

By Alastair Himmer SAITAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Olympic champions Argentina thrashed Turkey 83-58 to reach the semi-finals of the world basketball championship on Tuesday. The 2004 Athens gold medallists will take on Spain in Friday's last four after Chicago Bulls forward Andres Nocioni led a rout of Turkey with 21 points at Saitama Super Arena. "That was the best we've played in this tournament," Nocioni told Reuters. "Argentina played wonderful basketball but we still have to play...

2006-08-24 05:40:58

By Steve Keating HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - New Zealand clinched a place in the knockout phase of the world basketball champions on Thursday with an 86-75 win over Panama. Olympic champions Argentina, Spain and United States have secured top spots in the three of the four groups while Greece and Turkey are set to meet in a top of the table clash to decide first place in Group C. New Zealand, who looked poised for an early exit after dropping their opening three games, collected their...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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