Pilots Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday Japan time en route to North America.
“There’s such a long road ahead of us, I’m not going to get too ahead of myself personally,” said James, who scored 34 points including a personal 8-0 run early in the fourth to keep the Thunder at a distance. “We’ve played some great basketball as of late.”
The Lakers say they’ll announce a timetable for Bryant’s recovery after surgery, but coach Byron Scott says Kobe “is probably not going to play” again this season.
Brady told fans the Patriots will be relying on their support as they face the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s NFL title game in Glendale, Arizona. That prompted cheers of “Brady! Brady!”
“That’s a pretty good rule,” Manning said on the eve of a season that was filled with fun (planning his own prank after breaking Brett Favre’s touchdown record) and frustration (another first-round flop in the playoffs after a nagging thigh injury).
“I think he thought the time was running out and he shot a fadeaway,” Washington’s John Wall said. “I was like, ‘Thank you.’ I thought it was still going to go in because he was making just about everything he put up tonight.”
“How are you guys out here right now? It’s freezing,” he said from a makeshift stage erected on the south end of the field.
Hernandez was arrested days after Lloyd’s bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park near his North Attleborough mansion. He has pleaded not guilty and, after more than two weeks of jury selection, his trial is expected to kick off in earnest this week with opening statements.