The Sixers, on the backs of youngsters Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner, went into New Orleans and ended their two game losing streak. The Sixers defense stymied the Hornets by holding them to 10 points in the third quarter and 25 total points in the second half. The Hornets were without starters Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, and Austin Rivers. The 77-62 win pushes the Sixers to 2-2 on the year. More here.
The NHL and NHLPA have been making strides towards a collective bargaining agreement. After meeting in a secret location for much of the night on Tuesday, the two sides both met in New Ypork for nearly six hours yesterday. The meeting began at 1 pm because the NHLPA had a conference call prior to the negotiations. More here.
The Major League Baseball awards finalists were announced yesterday. No surprise that Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout are finalists for the AL MVP award. Ryan Braun, Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, Yadier Molina, and Chase Headley are finalists for the NL MVP award. Phillies fans are cringing as three Washington Nationals, Gio Gonzalez (Cy Young), Bryce Harper (Rookie of the Year), and Davey Lopes (Manager of the Year), are up for awards. More here.
The Los Angeles Lakers were the trendy pick to win the NBA Western Conference this year. The start of their season has not gone according to plan. Owner Jim Buss said that head coach Mike Brown’s job is safe but they have fallen on some hard times. Last night, the Lakers fell 95-86 to the Utah Jazz last night. The Jazz managed to top the Lakers by nine points despite attempting 28 fewer free throws than Los Angeles. The Lakers now sit at 1-4. More here.