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Instead, a determined Davis and seemingly rejuvenated Rajon Rondo spearheaded a riveting rally that has lifted them into fourth place in the Western Conference. Rondo took over in the fourth quarter, accounting for 12 points and four assists. Rondo made a 3-pointer and layup to give the Pelicans a 126-125 lead with two minutes left.
  • Cooperstown says no to Chief Wahoo

    Cooperstown says no to Chief Wahoo

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    On Feb. 3, Thome in an Associated Press story said he thought wearing Block "C" instead of Chief Wahoo on his plaque was "the right thing to do", but said he planned to speak to his wife Andrea and the Hall of Fame before making a final decision.
  • Dolphins sign South Florida native, former Hurricanes RB Frank Gore

    Dolphins sign South Florida native, former Hurricanes RB Frank Gore

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    Gore's 2017 statistics are even more impressive when you consider that the Colts played with a back up quarterback for most of Gore's time there and it shows why Miami went out and signed the alum from the "U". After trading away Jay Ajayi last season, Miami could use a reliable running back to hand the ball off to next season. Since fandom is typically tied to location, numerous same people rooting for the Dolphins also pull for the Miami Hurricanes.
  • From non-league to World Cup, Pope aims for England job

    From non-league to World Cup, Pope aims for England job

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    Pope , 25, is in the England squad for their forthcoming friendlies with Italy and the Netherlands after an impressive debut Premier League season. "But this Premier League season has told me to go and enjoy it and forget about all the noise around it". "Brightlingsea was a bit of a rough one - I hope the people there won't mind me saying that - and Little Oakley".
  • Liverpool set Salah price with Real Madrid, Barcelona interested

    Liverpool set Salah price with Real Madrid, Barcelona interested

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    That, coupled with Klopp's attacking-based philosophy, would arguably help attract the 26-year-old and convince him that a switch to Liverpool over their Premier League rivals would be more profitable. Liverpool have spent the last 12 months or so trying to tie Germany global Emre Can down to a new deal, but to little avail, and with just three months left to run on his current deal at Anfield, he is widely expected to join Juventus , although Bayern Munich are also said to be ...
  • Hilltoppers take down Oklahoma State, advance to NIT semifinal

    Hilltoppers take down Oklahoma State, advance to NIT semifinal

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    The Cowboys fell 92-84 to Western Kentucky , which became the third No. 4 seed to qualify for the National Invitation Tournament Final Four in New York City. On the following Cowboy possession, graduate transfer guard Darius Thompson intercepted a pass from OSU's Lindy Waters III and raced down the court before finding senior forward Justin Johnson for a slam dunk to cap off a 7-0 run and force a Cowboy timeout.
  • NFL's Zay Jones No Charges for Window Smashing After Bloody, Nude Arrest

    NFL's Zay Jones No Charges for Window Smashing After Bloody, Nude Arrest

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    Despite all of this being caught on camera - with bloody walls and busted windows - authorities made a decision to drop all charges against the Buffalo Bills wide receiver due to 'insufficient evidence'. This all has to do with an incident Jones was involved in Monday night. The DA's office has determined there is insufficient evidence, according to Paul Eakins, the DA's public information officer.
  • Pogba says would love to play with Neymar

    Pogba says would love to play with Neymar

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    Speaking to Argentinian television channel TyC Sports , Pogba said: "Yes, Neymar ". " Neymar is a great player, very important for our team". We feel his absence, but we have to overcome in some form. "In my head it's indifferent". This is what I picture in my mind when I have the opportunity to respond to a challenge, on a big stage. "I asked him about Barcelona and he only had praise for the club and the city".
  • Rory McIlroy suffers shock defeat at WGC Match Play

    Rory McIlroy suffers shock defeat at WGC Match Play

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    Eight matches went the distance at Austin Country Club, and all but one went at least 15 holes on a day of big rallies and tight outcomes. Dustin Johnson also is in danger of not winning his group after losing in 17 holes to Bernd Wiesberger.
  • NY Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Buccaneers in blockbuster trade

    NY Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Buccaneers in blockbuster trade

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    Clearly, new Giants' GM Dave Gettleman abides by that philosophy (although Carolina fans knew this years ago). "We appreciate everything Jason has done for the Giants", Gettleman said. 2 overall. He acquired linebacker Alec Ogletree from the Los Angeles Rams for fourth and sixth-round draft choices. He managed to come back and combine for 15.0 sacks from 2016-2017, earning a four-year, $62 million contract prior to last season.
  • Player reveals Wenger told him to leave Arsenal

    Player reveals Wenger told him to leave Arsenal

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    Wilshere has been recalled by Gareth Southgate , and could use the World Cup as a shop window for a new club. Arsene Wenger is eager to upgrade his defensive options over the course of the summer and believes the Italy global could make a fine replacement for Hector Bellerin, who has struggled to find his best form this season.
  • Usain Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund first team

    Usain Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund first team

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    Barcelona player Xavi, however believes that it will be hard for Bolt to make the transition from athletics to football. Talking about two of the best footballers of the generation, Bolt said he was a big fan of Ronaldo, but Messi is who he feels he shares common traits with.
  • Super rookie Simmons helps blitz Grizzlies

    Super rookie Simmons helps blitz Grizzlies

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    The Sixers are 8-3 this month and Simmons' averages are 13.6 points, 10.5 assists, and 8.5 rebounds. Simmons has nine triple-doubles. JJ Redick, Marco Belinelli , Dario Saric and Robert Covington scored 15 points apiece, and the Philadelphia 76ers cruised past the depleted Memphis Grizzlies 119-105 on a snowy and cold Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
  • David Padgett won't be back as Louisville's coach

    David Padgett won't be back as Louisville's coach

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    Padgett became the Cardinals' coach on September 29, three days prior to the start of practice and it was three weeks before his staff was complete. The university issued a statement announcing that David Padgett would not be retained as head coach just before a hastily called news conference Wednesday afternoon.
  • West Indies ODI to be shifted to Thiruvananthapuram: KCA official

    West Indies ODI to be shifted to Thiruvananthapuram: KCA official

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    A top KCA official, however, disclosed to IndianExpress.com that it is not about cricket vs football but about the agreement the association has with the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) - the stadium's owners. "KCA's motive is highly suspect", Tharoor had tweeted. Earlier, football lovers and players raised apprehension that hosting a cricket match in the stadium would damage the football turf and affect the ISL season that normally begins in October every year and lasts for ...
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    Anthony Joshua: "There will definitely be blood" in Joseph Parker fight

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    WBC strap-holder Wilder has been touted as the next opponent for Joshua if he comes through his bout with Parker. "Wilder relies on the right hand and his power, so I think Parker is a better all-rounder". Since becoming heavyweight champion in April 2016, Joshua has fought at four different British venues - London's O2 Arena (16,000 fans), Manchester Arena (21,000 fans), Wembley (90,000 fans) and Cardiff's Principality Stadium (78,000 fans) - and filled out each one.
  • Another possible bidder for the Carolina Panthers

    Another possible bidder for the Carolina Panthers

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    Alan Kestenbaum is chairman and CEO of the private equity firm Bedrock Industries LP, which in June bought a 107-year-old Canadian steel company now called Stelco Holdings. Forbes estimated in September the franchise was worth $2.3 billion, which was up 11 percent from the year before. Bedrock Industries past year purchased Canadian steel company Stelco Inc., now known as Stelco Holdings Inc.
  • Chelsea leading the race to land Man Utd outcast

    Chelsea leading the race to land Man Utd outcast

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    Shaw has hardly covered himself in glory during his spells in the team, but it is surely hard to play yourself into form under a manager who frequently singles you out for public criticism, questions your very professionalism, and refuses to give you an extended run in the team.
  • Free agent Suh cancels visit with Raiders

    Free agent Suh cancels visit with Raiders

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    The five-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro was released by the Dolphins last week after two years with the team. It's not known if Suh received any other offers, or what type of contract the Rams might have offered Suh, who has been one of the NFL's most dominant defensive linemen over the past decade.
  • Serena Williams beaten by emerging talent Naomi Osaka at Miami Open

    Serena Williams beaten by emerging talent Naomi Osaka at Miami Open

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    She was officially unranked In Indian Wells, she defeated Zarina Diyas and Kiki Bertens before losing to older sister Venus in the third round . The path through the draw for both does not get any easier with fourth seed Elina Svitolina , one of 32 seeds with a bye in the opening round, waiting in the second round.
  • Fifa World Cup adds Rostelecom as regional partner

    Fifa World Cup adds Rostelecom as regional partner

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    Johnson said Friday that it was "overwhelmingly likely" that Putin was behind the poisoning, which British authorities say used a nerve agent, identified by the British as Novichok, that the Russians developed. The UK has expelled 23 undeclared Russian intelligence officers in retaliation for the Salisbury attack. The row came after Russian Federation accused Britain of deliberately concealing evidence in the escalating war of words over the Salisbury nerve agent attack .
  • Sam Darnold pro day: Reaction and highlights from social media

    Sam Darnold pro day: Reaction and highlights from social media

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    On Wednesday , head coach Anthony Lynn and a few other members from the Chargers' staff got a good look at former USC quarterback Sam Darnold , as well as other prospects participate in the Trojan's Pro Day, according to ESPN's Eric D. "I knew I wasn't going to have a problem with it; I thought I made the most of it", Darnold said of the rain. Darnold (6'3/221) is slowly but surely picking up momentum as the likely No.
  • Rockets snap Blazers' 13-game win streak

    Rockets snap Blazers' 13-game win streak

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    There were 13 lead changes and seven ties before intermission. Portland had five 3-pointers in the first quarter compared to Houston's one - but the Rockets' production picked up in the second quarter with seven 3s. Houston shot 63 percent, hit 11 3-pointers and led by as many as 24 in the first half while turning the ball over only three times. Chris Paul scored 22 points (5-10 3-PT), while Eric Gordon (18 points) and Luc Mbah a Moute (13 points) netted double figures off the bench.
  • Former boss tips Cristiano Ronaldo to make China move

    Former boss tips Cristiano Ronaldo to make China move

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    The Sultan of stopovers netted four goals as he was instrumental in Real Madrid's 6-3 thrashing of seventh-placed Girona. The media informs that Ronaldo hopes the case can be resolved administratively, adding that after Madrid President, spoke in his defence on a public radio station, he is more confident this will be the case.
  • Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and wife lose unborn son

    Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and wife lose unborn son

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    Tuesday night, Senators' captain Erik Karlsson was held out of Ottawa's game against the Florida Panthers . "Everybody is heartbroken, it's terrible, " coach Guy Boucher said . The couple did a hockey-themed gender reveal party where they announced they were expecting a boy . "I can't even imagine what Erik and Melinda are going through right now", defenceman Mark Boroweicki said.
  • Which NCAA tournament produced the most upsets?

    Which NCAA tournament produced the most upsets?

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    The biggest upset in the tournament made history with the defeat of No. 1 seed Virginia by No. 16 seed UMBC . The bracket benefits from having Virginia, a popular Final Four pick that lost in the first round to No. The experience and skill level of guards, Murphy said, are more important than that of forwards and centers, particularly when it comes to picking upsets.
  • Man United star: Mourinho has won everywhere he's been

    Man United star: Mourinho has won everywhere he's been

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    Young, 32, has been the main beneficiary at United of Mourinho's consistent refusal to give Shaw a run of games at left-back. I think in my era you could've swallowed it and gone "that's fine - we'll move on" but I don't think that happens with players anymore.
  • Luke Shaw is back in Mourinho's bad books

    Luke Shaw is back in Mourinho's bad books

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    United are now ready to move on from Shaw, with Mourinho feeling he has no long-term future at the club - something he has made clear to the club's hierarchy. He said: "Having worked with Pochettino before and spoken highly of him, it would seem obvious for him to go to Tottenham with Danny Rose potentially going the opposite way as he is obviously desperate to get back up north".
  • Controversy as West Indies qualify for World Cup, Scots miss out

    Controversy as West Indies qualify for World Cup, Scots miss out

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    Scotland , chasing 199 for a place in the World Cup , were 125 for five in 35.2 overs when rain prevented further play. When the match was called, Scotland required 74 runs in just over 14 overs, and with George Munsey (32 not out) settled at the crease, Scottish hopes for a victory would have been high.
  • Diego Costa reveals why Griezmann should snub Man Utd, Barça move

    Diego Costa reveals why Griezmann should snub Man Utd, Barça move

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    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann , who has been linked with a move to Barcelona , wants his club future resolved before he travels with France to this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. The Frenchman has this week linked up with his worldwide side ahead of their upcoming friendly matches. "In fact, I only enjoyed myself with the national team, where I was at peace.
  • Detroit Lions sign Ontario native, ex-Seahawks TE Luke Willson

    Detroit Lions sign Ontario native, ex-Seahawks TE Luke Willson

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    Willson, 28, has played the last five seasons with the Seattle Seahawks after being drafted in the fifth round out of Rice University in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Lions will likely look to add another veteran tight end this offseason to back up Willson. "These last 5 years have been a dream come true". Willson did have career lows in receptions and receiving yards in 2017, so maybe Seattle did not think he was ready to step into the number one tight end role anyway.
  • Red alert: Richard Sherman 'excited' to be a 49er

    Red alert: Richard Sherman 'excited' to be a 49er

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    His 18-minute news conference didn't cover much new territory: Last week, Sherman spoke to the Bay Area media on a conference call and a first-person article he wrote for the PlayersTribune.com was published just before he met reporters again Tuesday.
  • Kyle Korver Takes Leave of Absence from Cavaliers After Brother's Death

    Kyle Korver Takes Leave of Absence from Cavaliers After Brother's Death

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    A 2014 graduate, Kirk was an exemplary student-athlete. Kirk Korver starred for Pella High School and then went on to play Division I basketball at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Korver scored a career-best 18 points in a 2012 victory over Western Illinois. Minus Kyle Korver, the Cavs will be very thin at the shooting guard spot against Toronto, especially if Rodney Hood would get ultimately ruled out because of a back ailment.
  • NBA Draft 2018: Oklahoma's Trae Young declares after stellar freshman season

    NBA Draft 2018: Oklahoma's Trae Young declares after stellar freshman season

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    He closed the season with 28 points and seven assists in Oklahoma's 83-78 overtime loss to Rhode Island in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Young is projected to be a top-10 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Young was a hometown boy, starting four years and averaging more than 40 points a game his senior year at Norman North High School, just a couple of miles from the OU campus.
  • PGA tightens security at Dell Match Play in wake of Austin bombings

    PGA tightens security at Dell Match Play in wake of Austin bombings

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    He should like his chances of advancing from the group, even if Harman was one of the better-placed seeds from Pool 2. "I was out here [Sunday]; typically that's the most relaxed day". 17-32, Nos. 33-48 and Nos. "While we do not comment specifically on security measures, the safety and security of our players and fans is, and always will be, our top priority", it said in a statement ( via the Golf Channel ).
  • Ashley Young happy to take on versatile role for Manchester United, England

    Ashley Young happy to take on versatile role for Manchester United, England

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    This was the latest occasion the manager had given Shaw a public admonishment , with Mourinho previous year claiming he had to be the player's brain during a win at Everton . The Champions League result has led to major criticism of Mourinho but United remain in the hunt for the FA Cup . "I feel I have got a good footballing brain and know the positions on the pitch whenever I'm called upon".
  • Alonso admits Morata is unhappy over Spain snub

    Alonso admits Morata is unhappy over Spain snub

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    Morata has endured a goalscoring slump at Chelsea , scoring his first goal of 2018 on Sunday. Spain will travel to face World Cup holders Germany in Duesseldorf on Friday before hosting Argentina at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on Tuesday.
  • Beyoncé and Jay Z Announce More 'On The Run II' Tour Dates

    Beyoncé and Jay Z Announce More 'On The Run II' Tour Dates

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    The pair will now perform at three new USA cities including Columbus, OH; Columbia, SC; and Seattle, WA. In addition, due to sold out shows, second dates have also been added in Washington, D.C. TIDAL members can find details for purchasing tickets here or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps. You can check out the the updated " OTR II " tour dates above and their full tour itinerary below.
  • Game Preview: Thunder at Celtics

    Game Preview: Thunder at Celtics

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    I mean, again, we've talked about it, we want him to feel 110 percent. And as a Russell Westbrook three came up just short at the buzzer, it was Morris and the Celtics escaped the Garden with an improbable victory. The Thunder opened as 3.5-point favorites; the total is at 214.5, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. The late-fourth quarter turned into a shootout between the two teams with the Thunder momentarily keeping the Celtics at bay before Boston put together one ...