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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Golf
McIlroy extends lead to 4 shots at Dubai Desert Classic (The Associated Press)
Rory McIlroy extended his lead to four shots with a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday. The top-ranked McIlroy, who led by a stroke overnight, made just one birdie on the back nine of Emirates Golf Club's Majlis course after five birdies in his first eight holes. With an overall 20-under 196, McIlroy can challenge the tournament winning record of 22 under, set by Stephen Gallacher in 2013 and Thomas Bjorn in 2001. Denmark's Morten Orum Madsen, who shot a 9-under 63 on Friday, was second after a 66 with six birdies.
NASCAR
Elliott headlines 5 drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class (The Associated Press)
Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. ''Awesome Bill From Dawsonville'' was NASCAR's 1988 champion, a 44-race winner and the first driver to win the Winston Million bonus in 1985 for winning three NASCAR crown jewel races. A 16-time winner of NASCAR's most popular driver award, Elliott won two Daytona 500s and the Southern 500 three times. His induction came one day after his 19-year-old son, Chase, was named by Hendrick Motorsports as the driver who will replace four-time champion Jeff Gordon in the iconic No. 24.
NBA
AP source: Rubio to return Monday against Dallas (Yahoo Sports)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ricky Rubio is one game away from returning to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
NCAA Baseball
NCAA Hockey
NHL
Canucks' Miller makes 20 saves in 5-2 win over Sabres (Yahoo Sports)
Ryan Miller made 20 saves in his first game against his former team, and the Vancouver Canucks sent the Buffalo Sabres to their 14th straight regulation loss - 5-2 on Friday night. Chris Higgins had a goal and assist, and Bo Horvat, Yannick Weber, Nick Bonino and Radim Vrbata also scored for the Canucks, who snapped a two-game skid. Christopher Tanev and Henrik Sedin both added two assists.
Local Sports Headlines
Wrestlers sweep tri-match, win at Parma (01/30/15)
It was a good week for the Mountain Home Tigers wrestling team as they picked up dual wrestling match victories over Buhl and Twin Falls last Tuesday in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium in Mountain Home before they captured the Parma Invitational Tourney over the weekend...
Bishop Kelly crushes Lady Tigers (01/30/15)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers dropped a 59-22 4A SIC girls basketball game to Bishop Kelly last Thursday at Mountain Home High School's Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium. The Lady Tigers stayed close in the first half and were down, 14-10, after a quarter. Bishop Kelly extended its lead to 33-17 at halftime...
Tigers slide past Bishop Kelly but lose to Vikings (01/29/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers came away with another split in boys basketball conference games last week, beating Bishop Kelly at home and losing at Middleton. Mountain Home 48, Bishop Kelly 46 Jarek Schetzle scored with 10 seconds left to lift the Mountain Home Tigers past the Bishop Kelly Knights in conference boys basketball last Wednesday at Mountain Home High School's Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium...
Matmen rout Bishop Kelly but lose against Bulldogs (01/23/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers kept their conference dual record unblemished with a win over Bishop Kelly but dropped a non-conference match at Nampa. Mountain Home 84, Bishop Kelly 3 The Mountain Home Tigers picked up 10 pins during an 84-3 thrashing of the Bishop Kelly Knights last Tuesday in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium in Mountain Home...
Lady Tigers drop 3 more (01/23/15)
The undermanned Lady Tigers played hard but lost three more conference basketball games last week. Kuna 53, Mountain Home 25 Down to just seven players due to injuries, the Lady Tigers dropped a 53-25 conference basketball game at Kuna on Jan. 13. Mountain Home trailed, 20-8, after a quarter. A meager three-point second quarter made the deficit, 35-11, at the half but extended to 49-17 after three...
Tigers open conference with win over Caldwell (01/22/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers opened their conference boys basketball schedule with a split last week, beating Caldwell at home but losing at Skyiew. Mountain Home 65, Caldwell 40 The Mountain Home Tigers opened their boys basketball conference season with a 65-40 win over the Caldwell Cougars last Wednesday at Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium in Mountain Home...
Wrestlers improve to 2-0 with win against Middleton (01/16/15)
The Tigers improved their conference record to 2-0 last Wednesday night with a 63-19 dual match win over the Middleton Vikings in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium in Mountain Home. Mountain Home won 11 of the 15 matches, five by forfeit and four by pins as they overcame a 19-15 deficit, scoring the final 48 points of the match for the win...
Lady Tigers lose two more (01/15/15)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers opened the new year with conference losses to Bishop Kelly and Middleton. Bishop Kelly 57 Mountain Home 27 A slow start for Mountain Home put the Lady Tigers in the hole Wednesday night at Bishop Kelly, as they lost to the Lady Knights 57-27 in conference girls basketball at Bishop Kelly...
Tigers start off new year with two additional wins (01/15/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers started the new year off in the right way, picking up wins over Gooding and Minico. Mountain Home 75, Gooding 42 The Mountain Home Tigers opened the new year with a 75-42 non-conference win over the Gooding Senators last Tuesday night in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium in Mountain Home...
Lady Tigers winless after Canyon Ridge tourney (01/09/15)
The new year brings with it hope that the Mountain Home Lady Tigers basketball team will find the win column. They came ever so close to finding that win on their final game of the Canyon Ridge Holiday Tournament in Twin Falls after dropping the first two games of the tourney in lopsided fashion...
Tigers claw Century, Bonneville but fall to Burley (01/08/15)
Mountain Home won two of three games last week at the Twin Falls Holiday Tournament, beating Century and Bonneville before losing to Burley for the championship. Mountain Home 60, Century 51 Mountain Home outscored Century 22-10 in the fourth quarter for a 60-51 win in the Twin Falls Holiday Tourney opener on Dec. 29 at Twin Falls High School...
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