x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Cats land on their feet as Bombers crash

Geelong Cats, the defending champions, came from 24 points down in the third quarter to make a winning start to the AFL season.

Geelong Cats, the defending champions, came from 24 points down in the third quarter to make a winning start to the AFL season yesterday. The Cats outscored the Essendon Bombers 51-14 in the final period as they won 125-94 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Gionta's brace gets Canadiens going Brian Gionta scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday. The defeat left the Panthers seven points adrift of the eighth and final post-season place in the Eastern Conference, while Montreal are in sixth place.

Who upset Syracuse? Butler did it Syracuse became the third No 1 seeds to be knocked out of the NCAA basketball tournament when they were beaten 63-59 by Butler, who clinched the win with 11 points in a row during the final five minutes. Elsewhere, Kentucky were the only top seeds to advance with a 62-45 victory over 12th seeds, Cornell.