Bench play has been big boost for Memphis Grizzlies

...including one from each corner. That helped Memphis defeat the Kings 111-110 on Lee's reverse layup on a perfect inbounds lob from Carter - a play Sacramento still disputes that will be decided by the NBA by Dec. 2.The bench play also has led to bigger...

Agassi advances into the fourth round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Four-time champion Andre Agassi used lobs and stinging passes to hold off Taylor Dent 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-1 Friday, reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open...

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With winning streak at 19, Lakers rest for Finals

...Shaquille O'Neal has time for his sprained left ankle to heal. Kobe Bryant will have a chance to polish up his no-look lobs. Derek Fisher can practice 3-pointers, and Rick Fox's long locks will grow shaggier. Waiting a week or more for their...

Graf's record `Slam' run ended by Coetzer

...limit of her tolerance for pain. Ice packs during the match didn't help, nor did retreats to the shade. She dizzily watched lobs disappear into the blazing sun and whacked overheads into the net. Playing hurt is a way of life for Graf, pain her constant...

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Hingis overcomes Zvereva in second set

...second-set tiebreaker 6-0, 7-6, to reach the semifinals at Sea Pines Racquet Club. Zvereva's screwball assortment of lobs, spins and slices caught up with Hingis after a quick opening set. "In one way, it's fun to play her," Hingis said...

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Venus Williams faces Hingis in Italian final

...against top-ranked Martina Hingis. "I wanted to end it quickly, but we all know she likes to hit a lot of balls, a lot of lobs," Williams said. "No one likes to play a 2 1/2 -hour match." Williams will face Hingis in today's final at the Foro...

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Bulls prevail in matchup of East's top teams

...they lost their first 15 games, according to STATS. GRIZZLIES 111, KINGS 110In Memphis, Tenn., Courtney Lee scored on a lob pass as time expired to cap a furious fourth-quarter rally, and Memphis came from 26 points down to beat Sacramento.Rudy...


...Djokovic saved three consecutive break points in the sixth game before converting his first match point when Nishikori's lob was out.Raonic followed up his win over Roger Federer with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 victory over former champion Tomas Berdych...

Sergio Garcia takes BMW Championship lead

...at the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills.Garcia holed out from a greenside bunker for birdie on the second hole. He holed a lob wedge for eagle on the short, par-4 seventh hole. And after hitting into the water going for the green on the par-5 17th...

Serena rolls after slow start, reaches semifinals

...her left fist overhead to celebrate one particularly impressive shot, in which she raced back to the baseline to retrieve a lob, spun and smacked a forehand winner.Williams has not had a particularly difficult path so far through an upset-filled women's...