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Magic trade Elfrid Payton to Suns for second-round pick

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He is now shooting 52 percent from the floor, 37.3 percent from three-point range and 63.2 percent from the free-throw line. The Suns have had a void at the point guard position since trading away starter Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks during the early stretch of the season. Read More »

Penn State Holds Off Maryland 74-70

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Mike Watkins chipped in with 11 points for the Nittany Lions. Regardless of the sport, it's nearly always guaranteed that a Penn State-Ohio State matchup will be an intense one. "There are new challenges that go into it, some that we know and understand right now, and some that we probably don't know what they are yet", Lions director of player personnel Andy Frank said of the dual signing windows in December. Read More »

Champions League: Xavi Tips PSG To Beat Real Madrid

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Claims Madrid have put the Poland global - along with Inter captain Mauro Icardi - on their shortlist for the end of the season have continued, but he rejected suggestions he is set to leave Bavaria. Considering PSG is one of the most frightening teams to match up against this season, #Cristiano Ronaldo and company might not have such a sweet Valentine's Day. Read More »

Luis Suarez Plays A Superb Assist For Coutinho's First Barcelona Goal

They came into the tie 1-0 up after the first leg and Coutinho doubled their advantage just three minutes after coming on with a sliding finish after great work from Suarez out wide. Barca coach Ernesto Valverde sent his recent recruit on in place of Andre Gomes, and Coutinho quickly made his mark, turning in a Suarez cross at the back post. Read More »

A nod to the Winter Olympics at Bonhams

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Their game finished about five minutes before any of the other three games in the round robin. "We'll just have to sharpen up a little bit for tomorrow to get some more wins on the board", Matt Hamilton said. All of the Olympic curling matches in the second session take place simultaneously and it will be up to NBC's editors to decide how much of each match is shown. Read More »

North Korea to hold military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

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But North Korean athletes won't have the fun of taking selfies and filming their time in the South with the Samsung phone. North Korean and Iranian athletes at the Winter Olympics will not receive high-end smartphones being handed out to their fellow competitors because of United Nations sanctions, organisers said Wednesday. Read More »

Derrick Rose to be waived by Utah, Minnesota has interest

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MT trade deadline. Just minutes after trading Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers , the Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Rodney Hood and George Hill in a three-team trade with the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings . Hood will likely come off the bench behind J.R. Smith to start his Cavs tenure, but given the versatility Hood brings to the table, it wouldn't be surprising to see the young shooting guard take over as the team's starter in the final stretch of the regular season. Read More »

Knicks acquire Emmanuel Mudiay in three-team deal

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The Denver Nuggets are trading guard Emmanuel Mudiay to the New York Knicks as part of a three-team deal that includes the Dallas Mavericks , league sources told ESPN on Thursday. Mudiay never really developed with the Nuggets as his jump shot suffered and he was relegated to second fiddle with the addition of Jamal Murray in the 2016 draft. Read More »

Kohli is a genius, says Miandad

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Kohli broke Sachin's record after completing his 34th ODI hundred. The knock was laced with 12 boundaries and two mighty sixes. "My best wishes are with you", the 29-year-old was seen saying in the video. I urge everyone to visit his restaurant at least once and taste the food there. "We need to accept that there was a huge difference in terms of skill between the teams". Read More »

Jimmy Garoppolo just set the floor for Kirk Cousins' contract negotiations

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With such a talented quarterback to build around and plenty of salary cap space, San Francisco general manager John Lynch moved quickly to tie up Garoppolo and ended up offering the IL native a record-breaking $137.5m over five years. Garoppolo's stats in 5 games were impressive, giving the 49ers brass and coach Kyle Shanahan confidence to lock him up to a huge long-term deal. That doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement, of course. Read More »

Stealing his mom-ent? In signing day stunt, Mom storms off

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Copeland, who seemed stunned by his mother's move at first, had divine advice for why he went against his mother wishes. Less than 24 hours after watching his mother walk out on national television, Florida-commit Jacob Copeland of Pensacola is trying to find the next lady in his life. Read More »

Nadal reveals text to Federer after Australian Open

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He said: " I am very excited to communicate that I am going to come to Queen's in 2018 ". He added: "It was an unforgettable year". The veteran Swiss sat out the majority of 2016 due to back and knee injuries and dropped as low as 17th in the rankings, but he has won three of the last five majors and is now closing in on a return to the summit . Read More »

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: Can you buy Team USA's outfit?

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Hamlin, who won a bronze medal in luge in 2014, is a two-time world champion. It wasn't the first time she made history - in 2009, she became the first US woman to win a world championship in the luge. Luger Erin Hamlin poses for a portrait during the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on September 25, 2017 in Park City, Utah. Read More »

The Cavaliers send Dwyane Wade back to the Miami Heat

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But the well-respected veteran could be a valuable presence to a young Heat team that sits seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 29-26 record. Just minutes after trading All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas to the Lakers, the Cavs sent Dwyane Wade back to Miami just four months after his reunion with LeBron James . Read More »

Loudoun Public Schools celebrate Black History Month

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When the British granted independence to India, they packed up and left. "Only then can we begin to work towards true equality". Is it time, she asked, to move beyond black history? But young African-Americans must be connected to their history. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Norway left red-faced by egg-stravagant order

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Omelette, anyone? A Google translation error meant that Norway's PyeongChang 2018 squad were presented with 15,000 eggs upon their arrival in the Olympic village - 13,500 more than they wanted. Unfortunately, a completely bonkers shipment came in: 15,000 eggs. The chefs were allowed to return the 13,500 surplus in eggs, though the 1,500 remaining will still make for a steady stream of dishes in which eggs are a central ingredient. Read More »

High wage bills hurt Manchester United profits

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The Premier League domestic TV rights sale for 2019-2022 could be concluded as early as Friday, but is more likely to be within "a couple of weeks", Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has revealed. Broadcasting revenue was £61.6m, up 17% on the previous year, with total revenue for the quarter up 3.8% to £163.9m. However, salary expenses for the quarter came in 9.4 percent higher at 69.9 million pounds as players got more after a return to the Champions League. Read More »

International Olympic Committee rejects request to invite 15 banned Russian athletes

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The Russian uniform is a bit different from 2014, but they are in South Korea . The CAS drew criticism last week when it lifted life Olympic bans imposed on 28 Russians. Moscow drug-testing lab officials admitted to intentionally destroying more than 1,400 drug test samples a few days before a WADA inspection. In December, the International Olympic Committee suspended Russian Federation over a state-sponsored doping conspiracy culminating in its hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in ... Read More »

Lakers Looking To Dump Clarkson?

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He struggled immensely for the Cavaliers, joining the team halfway through the season due to a hip injury and never really finding his rhythm. The Cavs have agreed to a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers to send Thomas, Channing Frye and their own 2018 first-round draft pick in return for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr ., ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday, citing league sources. Read More »

Pistons acquire veteran point guard in trade

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Before joining New Orleans at the start of this season, Nelson put up 8.9 points and 4.7 assists over two and a half seasons with the Nuggets. Nelson, a veteran in his 13th year in the league, should prove capable of running an offense and generate the desired chemistry coach Stan Van Gundy has been looking for. Read More »

Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 Must-have players in the 2018 NFL Draft

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Seattle went 9-7 last season and missed the playoffs for the first time in six years, helping account for the relatively high first-round pick. They own 12 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, and five of them come within the first two rounds. Analysis: "Just a guess here - Rosen wants to play for the Giants ". Unless the New York Jets suddenly develop huge amounts of confidence in Christian Hackenberg, expect the team to draft a quarterback with the No. Read More »

Moon to lunch with North Korean leader's sister

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He will attend the opening ceremony on Friday. But the Olympics have triggered a rapid rapprochement on the peninsula. North Korea will have 22 athletes competing at the games but it is not thought that any will be able to compete for honours in Pyeongchang . Read More »

Joshua needs US fight to hit the big time - Khan

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Prior to that, United Kingdom rival Anthony Joshua is pencilled in to fight New Zealand's Joseph Parker in a huge heavyweight unification bout on March the 31st and Joyce broke down match as he sees it. The only people that don't are his promoters. "One thing about the heavyweight division that AJ should definitely watch is - it's always been big in America with Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Evander Holyfield". Read More »

Cavaliers, Clippers Looking For Third Team In DeAndre Jordan Deal

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The blockbuster Blake Griffin trade is the biggest of the 2018 deadline so far. They don't want his money going out just to get Cleveland's pick. After reaching a buyout from the Phoenix Suns, center Greg Monroe agreed to a reported one-year, $5 million deal with the Boston Celtics . Read More »

Between the Lines: By defending Dele Alli, Mauricio Pochettino is endorsing cheating

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Spurs gained two penalties in the game, some suggesting that Erik Lamela and Harry Kane both dived to win them, whilst attacking midfielder Dele Alli was booked by referee John Moss during the game for simulation. I am anxious that in a few years, if the sport that we love now (will still be) a passionate sport that the people love to watch around the world. Just when you thought that nothing could distract you from the current state of disequilibrium at Stamford Bridge, Dele ... Read More »

LeBron James: NBA should take Cavs 'off every nationally televised game'

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However, the NBA's most powerful player is either strangely unaware of what he can control or unwilling to take ultimate responsibility for a Cavs franchise built around him. It is in the team's best interest to part ways with Lue. This win showcased the league's only threat to the Golden State Warriors while showing how bad of a state the Cavs are actually in. Read More »

Dana White reveals if Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor rematch could make sense

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Conor McGregor has celebrated five years since signing the UFC deal that changed his life. When Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor went toe-to-toe previous year in Las Vegas in front of millions of excited fans, many were just happy that the constant media attention they received and their seemingly never-ending war of words would be over. Read More »

IOC Threaten To Remove Boxing From The 2020 Olympic Games

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As a result of the probe, a total of 43 Russian athletes were handed lifetime bans from Olympic competitions and stripped of their medals won in Sochi - despite never having tested positive for doping. "While CAS is sitting today and considering us, I'm out training". "The IOC, we would never have expected this", Bach said as uncertainty lingers over the Russian athletes. Read More »