<![CDATA[North American Sport]]> http://www.thenational.ae/sport/north-american-sport en_US en_US NBA play-offs: Paul George lifts Pacers while Beal, Nene help Wizards bury Bulls in 2-0 hole http://www.thenational.ae/sport/nba/nba-play-offs-paul-george-lifts-pacers-while-beal-nene-help-wizards-bury-bulls-in-2-0-hole Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:38:37 GMT C3CAF9C0-2339-42C4-BDD0-A9097F52DBD1 2014-04-23T10:38:37Z Griffin, Clippers respond by routing Warriors, Grizzlies shock Thunder in NBA play-offs http://www.thenational.ae/sport/nba/griffin-clippers-respond-by-routing-warriors-grizzlies-shock-thunder-in-nba-play-offs Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:41:54 GMT 06B3E72A-3C1E-498E-AFC5-506E4E597721 2014-04-22T11:41:54Z ‘Dinosaur’ Brooklyn Nets roaming ominously in NBA play-offs http://www.thenational.ae/sport/nba/dinosaur-brooklyn-nets-roaming-ominously-in-nba-play-offs Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:12:00 GMT 14579100-5543-49C8-9ABF-40639462CBC7 2014-04-21T18:12:00Z In the NBA play-offs, better play finally rises in East http://www.thenational.ae/sport/nba/in-the-nba-play-offs-better-play-finally-rises-in-east Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:19:37 GMT D45B3814-A9D3-4350-9F84-5AC9CA3F40A4 2014-04-21T18:19:37Z Aldridge, Trail Blazers take Game 1 overtime nail-biter over Houston Rockets http://www.thenational.ae/sport/nba/aldridge-trail-blazers-take-game-1-overtime-nail-biter-over-houston-rockets Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:54:55 GMT D75E7709-94AB-46CF-8F83-36D55AD7483E 2014-04-21T12:54:55Z Benching Harper sends Williams’s right message the wrong way http://www.thenational.ae/sport/north-american-sport/benching-harper-sends-williamss-right-message-the-wrong-way Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:03:34 GMT F4E63D4A-7442-42CF-BC15-E133DE1EA3DF 2014-04-20T18:03:34Z Houston Astros are still earth-bound but help is on the way http://www.thenational.ae/sport/north-american-sport/houston-astros-are-still-earth-bound-but-help-is-on-the-way Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:18:41 GMT A56B5331-C25C-4D73-AA24-32D8A9DAE7F3 2014-04-20T18:18:41Z In pictures: Best sports images from around the world, April 19 http://www.thenational.ae/sport/in-pictures-best-sports-images-from-around-the-world-april-19 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:31:12 GMT E4FAF7F8-1E53-4216-8BDF-E3D884A034A0 2014-04-20T13:31:12Z San Antonio and Indiana are top seeds as the NBA play-offs are set http://www.thenational.ae/sport/north-american-sport/san-antonio-and-indiana-are-top-seeds-as-the-nba-play-offs-are-set Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:50:19 GMT 13E5BF76-8B7B-417B-86DF-F5787F18443B 2014-04-17T12:50:19Z San Diego Padres recruit falls ‘On Jeff Ears’ http://www.thenational.ae/blogs/kit-bag/san-diego-padres-recruit-falls-on-jeff-ears Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:44:57 GMT DEDD61F0-77B5-415D-892C-6A061048C2D1 2014-04-16T13:44:57Z NBA: LA Clippers set club record with 57th win http://www.thenational.ae/sport/north-american-sport/nba-la-clippers-set-club-record-with-57th-win Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:01:20 GMT 69CE250F-8F7B-4B06-BF85-B7F125DCE80D 2014-04-16T13:01:20Z NBA round-up: Heat’s James and Bosh rest in loss to Wizards http://www.thenational.ae/sport/north-american-sport/nba-round-up-heats-james-and-bosh-rest-in-loss-to-wizards Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:08:18 GMT 750AF158-A1D3-4925-B6E2-539DC1B15145 2014-04-15T12:08:18Z NBA play-offs test divides the best from the rest http://www.thenational.ae/sport/north-american-sport/nba-play-offs-test-divides-the-best-from-the-rest Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:44:30 GMT 9749C425-7E53-4CCD-BC68-99AA89FAC751 2014-04-14T21:44:30Z Italian Belinelli fits naturally with Spurs international cast http://www.thenational.ae/sport/north-american-sport/italian-belinelli-fits-naturally-with-spurs-international-cast Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:01:22 GMT 5BCC51BC-9AD0-4A75-BFAE-0A2968D23290 2014-04-14T22:01:22Z Stephenson posts fifth triple-double in Pacers win over Thunder http://www.thenational.ae/sport/north-american-sport/stephenson-posts-fifth-triple-double-in-pacers-win-over-thunder Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:29:30 GMT E381C107-0534-4495-B39E-DB934E16BA5D 2014-04-14T15:29:30Z Brewers defying projections http://www.thenational.ae/sport/mlb/brewers-defying-projections Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:49:58 GMT F53BD2A1-EB08-4DF3-9BBD-FB0D9892A0F5 2014-04-13T19:49:58Z Washington Nationals haunted by hubris and bad fortune http://www.thenational.ae/washington-nationals-haunted-by-hubris-and-bad-fortune Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:44:56 GMT A2B25EB6-0129-425D-9EA0-EF25F4B93ADB 2014-04-13T19:44:56Z Montreal Canadiens, Canada’s last Stanley Cup hope, ill-suited to play-off hockey http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/sport-comment/montreal-canadiens-canadas-last-stanley-cup-hope-ill-suited-to-play-off-hockey Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:44:09 GMT 3FE3BFF1-22CA-425E-BF1C-680A21FE5AF2 2014-04-13T18:44:09Z Blackhawks star Saad’s story of coming to America a happy one http://www.thenational.ae/sport/nhl/blackhawks-star-saads-story-of-coming-to-america-a-happy-one Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:45:12 GMT 61F44B4C-1BBE-4071-A3CD-EDAA7F732664 2014-04-13T18:45:12Z In pictures: ‘Batkid’ throws out first pitch at San Francisco Giants game http://www.thenational.ae/sport/in-pictures-batkid-throws-out-first-pitch-at-san-francisco-giants-game Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:46:43 GMT BAD52C93-6027-4089-BFF8-44DDD1BE1AD9 2014-04-10T16:46:43Z