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Kyrie Irving makes Boston Celtics revelation ahead of Hornets clash

Kyrie Irving makes Boston Celtics revelation ahead of Hornets clash Coincidentally, 50 is how short the Jazz came up against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Jazz had an advantage in free-throw attempts, but they shot only 21-for-37 (56.8 percent) from the line. Hayward scored on a pass from Irving , then Irving rescued Tatum from a near-turnover and drove for the layup to give Boston a 113-109 lead. Utah (7-8) has now lost two straight games after... [Full Article...]

Draw against Nigeria leaves Bafana on an Afcon tightrope

Draw against Nigeria leaves Bafana on an Afcon tightrope The three-time African champions flew into the city in the early hours of yesterday with a commitment to pick all three points in today's Group E top-of-the-table African Nations Cup qualifier at the FNB Stadium. Kalu troubles the South African goalkeeper with a cross. The Super Eagles didn't wait long to take long though for the breakthrough as Samuel Kalu easily eased past Sifiso Hlanti be... [Full Article...]

Browns interested in interviewing Rice for head coach position

Browns interested in interviewing Rice for head coach position Rice has no coaching experience in professional sports - and certainly none in professional football - and professional coaching experience is generally considered a top priority for candidates seeking a job as an NFL head coach. "And at no time will I call for a 'prevent defense'". Rice, 64, is a lifelong Browns fan, per the report, and has expressed interest in other roles within sports, in... [Full Article...]

On hot seat? Packers McCarthy focuses on getting road win

On hot seat? Packers McCarthy focuses on getting road win That's the way we approach it". A touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Ed Dickson and a mismanaged drive from the Packers led to a 27-24 Seattle win. The past two matchups with Seattle have been among Rodgers' best, throwing for 311 yards in a 17-9 win to open last season and in 2016 posting a 150.8 passer rating in a 38-10 Green Bay rout. [Full Article...]

'Can't be more proud' - Root celebrates series win in Sri Lanka

'Can't be more proud' - Root celebrates series win in Sri Lanka Kandy - Opener Rory Burns hit his maiden Test half-century to give England a crucial 85-run second-innings lead against a persistent Sri Lankan spin attack in the second Test on Friday. "Had we got a bigger partnership we would have been in a commanding position", he added. Leach had figures of four for 73 from 23.2 overs. Karunaratne perished for 63 scored off 125 balls (4 fours) and nine r... [Full Article...]

McIlroy's 2019 schedule could see him lose European Tour membership

McIlroy's 2019 schedule could see him lose European Tour membership The DP World Tour Championship has had seven past winners, with Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson each posting two victories. The minimum requirement to maintain membership is four European Tour sanctioned tournaments outside the Major Championships and World Golf Championships. [Full Article...]

Djokovic through to semis after dismantling Zverev, Cilic still in the hunt

Djokovic through to semis after dismantling Zverev, Cilic still in the hunt It wasn't a great quality tennis match, to be honest". On the first day of play on Sunday, Kei Nishikori handed Roger Federer a surprise defeat as he won 7-6 (4), 6-3 while Kevin Anderson made a winning debut at the tournament with a 6-3, 7-6 (10) victory over Dominic Thiem . [Full Article...]

Fitchburg State Basketball Player Suspended For Dirty Shot To Opponent’s Head

Fitchburg State Basketball Player Suspended For Dirty Shot To Opponent’s Head The clip began making the rounds on social media after Nichols' 84-75 win at Fitchburg State on Tuesday night. "His behavior is antithetical to our community values and good sportsmanship". This matter is in the hands of the authorities and the Fitchburg State administration. "The best we can gather was that it was frustration", Divito said about Platt's elbow. [Full Article...]

Jimmy Butler set for Philadelphia 76ers debut; Markelle Fultz in reserve role

Jimmy Butler set for Philadelphia 76ers debut; Markelle Fultz in reserve role The problem for Minnesota is that they play in one of the toughest divisions in the National Basketball Association and would have to navigate through a gauntlet of talented teams to win the West. I think that's the reason why everybody plays this game is to win the championship. "I'm going to lock into it [the playbook] and figure it all out", Butler said post-game of the confusion. [Full Article...]

Warriors suspend Green one game without pay

Warriors suspend Green one game without pay Spears . Warriors general manager Bob Myers was set to explain the team's thinking on the suspension at a pregame briefing Tuesday in Oakland. The scene was described as one of most intense of this Golden State Warriors' era. When the game is on the line, Durant is at his best. Durant had been slapping his hands, calling for the ball. Green was forceful in his defense of himself, which hel... [Full Article...]

Silva heaps praise on Pickford and Mina after Chelsea draw

Silva heaps praise on Pickford and Mina after Chelsea draw The referee tries to do his job and I try to do mine. "When I'm on the ground, I get free kicks and each time it's a chance for Chelsea to score". It is part of the game, I guess. "Jorginho is one of Chelsea's key players too". It's always hard for a player but we'll see what happens. Back in August, Richarlison picked up a three-match ban for a red card he picked up in a game away fr... [Full Article...]

Nets' LeVert sustains apparent severe right leg injury

Nets' LeVert sustains apparent severe right leg injury Brooklyn took a chance on him early when every other team had their reservations, and LeVert was finally becoming the player they had hoped he would become this season. "He's obviously made a huge jump. Nothing else matters. The game doesn't matter tonight". Speedy recovery and even stronger impact coming soon for sure! Houston's Chris Paul tweeted: "Prayers out to @ CarisLeVert! ". [Full Article...]

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert releases statement about Le'Veon Bell

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert releases statement about Le'Veon Bell Since Bell knows the Steelers aren't going to pay him $25 million for one season, he's confident he will either be transition tagged - which allows him to negotiate with other teams - or simply be allowed to become an unrestricted free agent. [Full Article...]

All Blacks hold on for 16-15 comeback win over England

All Blacks hold on for 16-15 comeback win over England They fought they had done just that when Courtney Lawes charged down TJ Perenara's box kick in the 76th minute. England , bidding for just their eighth win over the All Blacks in 41 Tests, surged into a shock 15-0 lead on the back of tries by Chris Ashton and Dylan Hartley . [Full Article...]

Liverpool vs Fulham: Silky Virgil van Dijk nutmegs for fun

Liverpool vs Fulham: Silky Virgil van Dijk nutmegs for fun In the past three weeks - amid a benign run of fixtures for Klopp's side - Shaqiri has set up the victor for Mohamed Salah at Huddersfield with a slide-rule pass behind the defense, scored a well-taken and importantly timed goal at home to Cardiff, and then netted Liverpool's second goal in the 2-0 win over Fulham on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Carmelo Anthony won’t join Rockets on trip to Denver

Carmelo Anthony won’t join Rockets on trip to Denver The New York Times had a sourced report Sunday saying Anthony has been notified that he will soon be waived. Anthony shot only 1-of-11 in a blowout loss at Oklahoma City, where he played last season, Thursday night. As Coach [Mike D'Antoni] said yesterday, his approach has been great. "On that one, I have no answer for you". If he clears waivers, Anthony would be free to sign with any team ... [Full Article...]

Shubhankar Sharma is T-44 at Nedbank Challenge

Shubhankar Sharma is T-44 at Nedbank Challenge The 2017 Masters victor might be further ahead if not for two bogeys in his last six holes, including one on the 18th. Lee Westwood , a two-time victor like Garcia, is one of the pack lurking on seven-under-par, three strokes off the lead, and he is going to relish the opportunity to go for another crown on a course he loves. [Full Article...]

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Zion Williamson could be next LeBron James

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Zion Williamson could be next LeBron James But Duke came out of an official timeout with an 11-0 spurt while Army went scoreless for almost three minutes. Army, which was selected sixth in the Patriot League preseason poll, notched a 73-69 season-opening victory over visiting Marist on Tuesday night courtesy of Tommy Funk's tiebreaking 3-point basket with 3.8 seconds to play. [Full Article...]

Ernesto Valverde: 'No Lionel Messi risk'

Ernesto Valverde: 'No Lionel Messi risk' Giovani Lo Celso then capitalised on a rare mistake from Marc-Andre ter Stegen only for Barca to come again, Arturo Vidal making it 3-2, having come on as a substitute. Messi found the net in injury time but it was too late for Barca to salvage a draw. Ter Stegen denied Cristian Tello with his legs. Victory for Espanyol against Sevilla later on Sunday could see them pull level with their city neig... [Full Article...]

Predicted line-up against Everton: Maurizio Sarri to start hot-hand Alvaro Morata?

Predicted line-up against Everton: Maurizio Sarri to start hot-hand Alvaro Morata? We moved the ball only horizontal and slowly. The summer additions of Richarlison , who with six goals has already eclipsed his total of last season at Watford, Barcelona trio Andre Gomes , Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina and Brazilian winger Bernard, have made Everton a more potent force under Marco Silva . [Full Article...]


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