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LeBron James: Raptors 'in a better place' than Cavaliers entering tonight's showdown

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In addition, he ranked second in assists per game (9.7), tied for second in blocks per game (2.33), third in rebounds per game (13.3), tied for fifth in steals per game (2.0) and 15th in field goal percentage (.569). Westbrook, 29, has been on an absolute tear this season. According to ESPN's Zach Lowe , the play-in tournament is "not imminent" and "it would be a shock if the National Basketball Association adopted it in time for 2020 or even 2021", but it's clear where LeBron stands on ... Read More »

Ronda Rousey Finally Speaks About Loss To Amanda Nunes

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WWE champion Alexa Bliss talked about the changes in women's wrestling over the past few years during an interview she did with the Daily Star last year. The disappointment became doubt that husband Travis Browne helped snap her out of. I've been accumulating all the skills along the way to be the best at this. Read More »

Relegation-threatened Reading sack manager Jaap Stam

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The extreme agony of losing out on promotion up to the Premier League, on penalties, had a grave affect on Reading , who this season have registered only eight wins from 38 matches. Note: All quotes were translated via Google Translate, and changed slightly to try and make better English . The club insist he has not been sacked but Stam has yet to comment. Read More »

NZ's Ross Taylor fit for 1st England Test

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Ross Taylor has his sights firmly on the day-night cricket test against England starting at Eden Park tomorrow, having declared he's pretty confident he'll play for New Zealand . Roscoe has played beautifully every time he's walked out to the crease, the calmness at the crease, the confidence. Williamson also confirmed leg-spinner Todd Astle will play against England , rather than extra seamer Matt Henry. Read More »

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth? Big bucks

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Everybody knows what I'm referring to, but people don't care to address it. Student-athletes who play in this gargantuan television event are considered "amateurs" and thus do not receive compensation that they would rightly demand were they professionals. Read More »

US Open champion Brooks Koepka to miss 2018 Masters with wrist injury

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Still dealing with a nagging wrist injury, Brooks Koepka will not return before this year's Masters Tournament. "I don't want to risk getting it re-injured and then be out a long time", U.S. Koepka didn't miss a major cut last season, going four of four. The newspaper spoke to Koepka at The Floridian, a golf course in Palm Coast, Florida, where Koepka's alma mater, Florida State, was playing in the Valspar Collegiate Invitational. Read More »

Man United players angered by Jose Mourinho's "bullying" of Luke Shaw

Young, 32, has been one of Jose Mourinho 's stand-out players this season and was named in Gareth Southgate's squad last week to face Holland and Italy in pre-World Cup friendlies. It is even suggested that some United players believe Shaw is being bullied by the manager. That view was shared by manager Jose Mourinho earlier this season after a seemingly hard relationship between the pair in 2016/17, but Shaw has once again been on the receiving end of heavy criticism from the boss ... Read More »

Chargers staff attends USC QB Sam Darnold's pro day

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The Jets just traded up from sixth to third , in a deal with the Colts, in order to select one of the top four quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft . The Arizona Cardinals apparently sent everyone important, as their coach, general manager, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach were all seen in attendance. Read More »

Abington Heights boys tennis team aims to repeat league, district success

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In a recent interview with KMA Sports, head coach Alan Jenkins said his team has performed well in recent indoor track meets. "We were pleased to be 1-1 but not satisfied". "I just threw my body at the line". The last-ditch effort paid off for Barkan as he clinched victory by.06 of a second. "Last season taught me to never underestimate your opponent", Robinson said. Read More »

West Indies qualifies for World Cup as rain sinks Scotland

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Zimbabwe will claim the final place at the reduced 10-team World Cup if they beat the United Arab Emirates on Thursday. The unsafe Chris Gayle , who announced his return to worldwide cricket with the intention of helping his nation qualify for the World Cup, was out to the very first ball of the match as Safyaan Sharif produced a beauty to have the big-hitting left-hander caught behind to spark big celebrations. Read More »

Boris Johnson compares Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler

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In a tit-for-tat move, Moscow also expelled 23 British diplomats. Speaking at the Foreign Affairs committee in Parliament, Labour MP Ian Austin made the remark and called for England to boycott the tournament. Mr Johnson suggested the timing of the nerve agent attack was probably linked to Mr Putin's re-election campaign. "As many non-democratic figures do when facing an election or some critical political moment, it is often attractive to conjure up in the public imagination the notion of ... Read More »

Govt releases money from NSSF for Air India's VVIP planes purchase

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Interestingly, Qatar Airways had in the past shown interest in acquiring a stake in IndiGo, but the Indian carrier had rejected the offer. Ironically, the report comes a day after the government announced that it has released funds to Air India for purchase and modification of two VVIP aircraft from the National Small Savings Funds (NSSF) account. Read More »

ESPN to produce College GameDay from the 2018 NFL Draft

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With the National Football League draft being broadcast on network TV for all seven rounds for the first time, Fox will try to make itself the new place to be by having its lead game analyst, Troy Aikman, on opening night, The Post has learned. Read More »

Indy 500 Moving To NBC After 54 Years On ABC

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That means beginning with the 103rd Indianapolis 500 in 2019, NBC will broadcast the 500 and all qualifications leading up to the race. Sports will also offer an IndyCar-based direct-to-consumer product through its NBC Sports Gold OTT franchise, said company officials. Read More »

Everton scouted Luke Shaw in FA Cup clash

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Rumours have abounded recently that left-back Shaw is headed for the exit door at Old Trafford after facing more public criticism from manager Jose Mourinho following his half-time withdrawal in United's 2-0 FA Cup victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, per BBC Sport's Simon Stone . Read More »

Spain's prosecutor seeks five-year jail for Xavi Alonso on tax fraud

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Madrid from 2009 through 2014. Along with his financial advisor Ivan Zaldua Azcuenaga, and Ignasi Maestre Casanova, administrator of his shell company, Alonso is also facing a 4million euros fine, the prosecutor's office said. The 36-year-old is alleged to have failed to disclose the full amount of money he was paid in image rights during his time with Los Blancos. Alonso, who retired last year, is not the first high-profile footballer to have faced problems over Spanish tax in recent years. Read More »

WADA offer to help investigate doping ignored by Russian Federation

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Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his country's diplomats on Tuesday to seek changes to global doping rules in the wake of the nation's drug scandals. "It's a hard question and we're not responsible for this question", he added. WADA and the IAAF, the governing body of track and field, are proving Russia's toughest opponents in fallout from the doping scandal which corrupted the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Read More »

Arsenal, Tottenham target names his preferred desination

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Malcom was the subject of intense transfer speculation in the summer, with both Arsenal and Tottenham interested in his services. Arsenal were very strongly linked with a move for the Brazilian winger Malcom in the January transfer, who is now in Ligue 1 with Bordeaux . Read More »

Manchester United look for ways to improve Old Trafford atmosphere

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According to Paul Hirst of the Times , the club are listening to suggestions from supporters as to how to enliven their home ground, including giving out lyrics to supporters as they enter the stadium or printing chants in the matchday programme-while the BBC's Simon Stone suggested "continental-style "cheerleaders" with megaphones" are also on the agenda. Read More »

Detroit Lions reportedly sign former Seahawks TE Luke Willson

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KJR's Dave Softy Mahler on Tuesday night tweeted that Willson "will sign with another team ..." But if it's unclear exactly what the future holds for Willson as of Tuesday night, what isn't is the legacy he leaves behind. Amid all the turnover in the Seahawks' running game, offensive line and receiver corps throughout his five seasons there, he was remarkably consistent. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather to buy New Castle United FC?

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Mayweather said "Soccer is not my game but I've got connections everywhere". Khabib Numagomedov and Tony Ferguson will meet on April 7 for the lightweight title that has been stripped from McGregor due to his inactivity. That is likely to be particularly true if he battles his arch rival Conor McGregor , who he defeated in the boxing ring back in August of 2017. He later moved to the Czech Republic and began his professional MMA career in 2012. Read More »

Man United consider song sheets to improve atmosphere

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Despite a brief respite a couple of months of ago when Mourinho claimed that Shaw was one of the best left-backs in the world (before dropping him for Ashley Young days later), Shaw is now back on the manager's sh*t list. But one idea has made the club a laughing stock in the footie world. His fine form has earned him a deserved recall to the England national team, but given he is now in his 30s, Young can not remain United's starting left-back for much longer. Read More »

Rory McIlroy credits Wayne Rooney for improved putting

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Rory McIlroy knows about unruly fans better than anyone, having dealt with plenty at the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, something he was vocal about after the event. "I'm very happy to have my game in this shape going into the first major of the year of course", the world number seven said. "I kept saying I didn't need a win going into Augusta to feel like I had a chance, I just wanted to see signs of good golf, and thankfully I've been able to get both". Read More »

Griezmann puts time frame on decision on his future

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That means there will not be much time between the end of Atleti's campaign and Griezmann joining up with France for any potential move to be confirmed. "The return to the national team helped me", added Griezmann, who scored only seven goals in the first half of this season. 'What bothers me the most is that everyone asks me about this issue'. Read More »

Schroder's 41 points push Hawks past Jazz

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Some good defense coupled with an inability for anyone on Utah to hit shots meant that Utah finished this tilt with a 37.1 percent clip from the field and a putrescent 17.6 percent (6 of 34) from downtown. The Hawks have knocked off some good teams this year, including in the aforementioned contest against the Jazz, but they're still incredibly outmatched talent-wise, have been disgusting on the road and have no momentum as losers of six straight. Read More »

Man Utd star's agent drops hint over £60m summer departure

The pair's relationship has appeared strained for some time, with Young - nominally a winger - often preferred over the former Southampton man on the left side of United's defence. While the club continue to be linked with nearly every high profile name in Europe, it's unclear just yet as to who Mourinho is really after. We've got a healthy competition in our squad and when you've got world-class players training day in, day out, everybody wants to be in that team. Read More »

Young backs Mourinho over Shaw treatment

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And Young, speaking while on global duty with England, then backed Mourinho's actions with Shaw , claiming his methods can not be questioned. I want to see Luke do well. I have no idea what he is trying to achieve. "He just has to get his head down and work". "I think we're at a critical stage in the relationship between the player and the manager - it's a shame". Read More »

Even Ellen DeGeneres wants a Virtue-Moir off-ice romance

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And their performance in Ellen DeGeneres's pointedly-named "Definitely Not Dating Game" did not help their case. "Find out tomorrow", DeGeneres wrote on Instagram. Despite DeGeneres remaining unconvinced, Virtue asserts, "If we were [dating], we would announce it here". But the show, as they say, went on, with Virtue and Moir talking about how they dated once *sharp inhale* when they were kids *slaps desk* and how Moir broke up with Virtue when she was just seven years old. Read More »

Celtics capitalise on Thunder meltdown, Harden scores 42 points

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The Trail Blazers narrowed the gap to two points in the final minute, but would get no closer. Boston has been dealing with injuries as they continue to pile up. The Eastern Conference leading Toronto Raptors erased an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to down the Magic in Orlando 93-86. The Boston Celtics have lost five of their last seven home games. Read More »

Del Potro relishing Federer showdown

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Del Potro raced to a 5-0 lead in the breaker and got match points at 6-1. She made the quarterfinals in her tournament debut in 1997 and notched her first win over a top-10 player before losing to eventual champion Lindsay Davenport. The Argentine cashed in with a well-placed forehand in the corner to tie the set, 5-all. "He's the favourite to win tomorrow", Del Potro said. But it was the difference in the experience that titled the balance towards Federer at the business end of the second ... Read More »

First day of witness testimony underway in Robert Coffin murder trial

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However, defense attorneys argue the evidence tells a different story. Prosecutors said Jacob wanted her dead so she would not testify against him in a stalking trial she had filed against him. The city councilman is also a bail bondsman who bailed Jacob out of jail for his stalking charge. "To be honest with you I felt like I was talking to the devil himself", said Kubosh. Read More »

New twist to Mohamed Salah's Real Madrid, Barcelona move

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Mo Salah has been prolific for Liverpool this season as he has netted 36 times in just 41 games after joining from Roma for £34million last summer. Liverpool with their fabulous front three have plundered goals across competitions and have become unstoppable in attack, Cotte rightfully has pointed out that the Premier League giants need to get the steel at the back to and beef up the defence which has been a problem from Klopp since him taking charge at the Anfield. Read More »

National Football League mock draft: Broncos select Saquon Barkley

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I'm excited. We're not sure of the gender, so that's going to be a surprise. ASSOCIATED PRESS Saquon Barkley , left, talks with Grant Haley during Pro Day in State College on Tuesday. Additional revenue streams are surely to come along, too, not to mention the big-money contract he's expected to sign after the draft. Barkley originally planned to stay home in the Lehigh Valley for the draft but was ultimately convinced to attend the event, which will be hosted by the Dallas Cowboys in ... Read More »