In addition to the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, here is the latest sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Oct. 30.
Westbrook’s 38 not enough for Thunder
ussell Westbrook was the NBA’s top scorer last night, finishing with 38 points. It wasn’t enough to prevent the Oklahoma Thunder from dropping their NBA season opener.
LaMarcus Aldridge dropped in 27 points and Wesley Matthews added 22 on 8 of 12 shooting as the Trail Blazers whipped the Thunder 106-89 in Portland. Matthews hit five of his nine 3-point attempts, while the Thunder combined to shoot 2-for-16 from beyond the arc.
Nicolas Batum had 16 points, six assists and five rebounds for Portland.
Westbrook was the lone Oklahoma City player to score more than 14 as the team tries to overcome the absence of Kevin Durant. Westbrook went 15 of 16 from the line and had a team-high six assists.
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Lakers Randle likely done for season
Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his broken right leg. He was injured in Tuesday night’s season-opening loss to Houston after colliding with two Rockets and landing awkwardly.
The 19-year-old power forward was the SEC’s top freshman while helping Kentucky to reach the NCAA championship game last season.
Romo questionable and Durant’s season ends
Dallas owner Jerry Jones says quarterback Tony Romo’s status could be a game-time decision against Arizona on Sunday as he is coming off his third back injury in 18 months. Jones said on his radio show that Romo’s injury would not end his season.
The Cowboys have put linebacker Justin Durant on season-ending injured reserve with a torn arm muscle suffered in Monday’s loss to Washington.
Wings rally to double up Caps
Justin Abdelkader sparked the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-2 win over the Capitals in Washington.
The Capitals led 2-1 in the third period until Abdelkader scored twice in a 6 1/2-minute span to put the Red Wings ahead to stay. He also assisted on Gustav Nyquist’s goal midway through the second period.
Rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his first NHL goal for the Capitals, but Alex Ovechkin was held without a point for the fifth straight game.
NHL suspends Rangers Moore
The NHL has suspended Rangers defenseman John Moore for five games without pay for an illegal hit to the head of Minnesota forward Erik Haula in a game last night. Moore was assessed a match penalty when he delivered a shoulder to Haula’s head. Moore is considered a repeat offender.
NCAA rules on Georgia running back
The NCAA has rejected Georgia’s application for reinstatement of running back Todd Gurley after two games and has ruled he must sit out until Nov. 15. Gurley accepted more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period. Gurley missed the last two games while the school investigated allegations of improper benefits.
The NCAA says Gurley must serve a four-game suspension and repay a portion of the money to a charity of his choice. He is also required to complete 40 hours of community service in order to be reinstated for the Nov. 15 home game against No. 4 Auburn.
Georgia says it will appeal the ruling.