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With Butler back, Timberwolves top Thunder, 119-116

Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 19 rebounds to lead Minnesota . The scores had been tied at 59-59 at halftime, and Minnesota led bya single point (90-89) heading into the final stanza. Minnesota and Oklahoma City already played one instant classic in the last week and will try for another when the Thunder visit the Timberwolves on Friday. Read More »

Draymond Green, Bradley Beal ejected from Warriors-Wizards game

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Beal and Green both got tangled up as both players battled for a rebound leading to them falling into the crowd as their team-mates and officials came in to seperate them. With less than a minute left in the first half, Green stuffed Beal. The Oracle Arena big screen showed Green tell head coach Steve Kerr, "He punched me". Read More »

Injured Benteke still weeks away from Palace return: Hodgson

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The Hammers do have some history on their side heading into this contest, as they are 3-1-0 against Crystal Palace in the Premier League under Slaven Bilic . Manager Roy Hodgson rested 10 of his regulars at Ashton Gate and paid the price as Championship side Bristol rolled to a relatively easy win. "The Bristol City game was a lesson, a salutary lesson as well because watching players in training and watching them in games can be two very different things. Read More »

Bills trade Marcell Dareus to Jaguars

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After going to back to back Pro Bowls in 2013 and 2014, Dareus' performance and consistency appeared to tail off. Dareus, a two-time Pro Bowler during his seven years in Buffalo, had five tackles in the Bills win over the Buccaneers Sunday. Read More »

Tiger Woods Pleads Guilty In DUI Hearing

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He is also now in the midst of a DUI diversion program he began in August. Additionally he is required to attend DUI school, perform 20 hours of community service and attend a workshop where victims of impaired drivers detail how their lives were damaged. Read More »

Breaking! Harry Kane set to miss Manchester United clash with hamstring injury

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Harry Kane has been ruled out of this weekend's huge second vs third-place clash between Manchester United and Tottenham . Kane wasn't included in Spurs' squad to face West Ham in the Carabao Cup earlier this week as a precaution. The England worldwide freely admits he wants to link up once more with Pochettino eventually, with the full-back even saying "I think he really wants me to play under him again". Read More »

Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov set for UFC 219 in Las Vegas

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UFC 219 doesn't have a main event as of this writing. "I have a big announcement for you guys: I will fight on December 30, Las Vegas, against Khabib Nurmagomedov ", Barboza said at a fan question and answer session prior to Friday's weigh-in for Saturday's UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo. Read More »

Taylor World title bout in doubt

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Sanchez came in one pound over the limit at 9st 10lbs. Taylor was calm when Sanchez failed to make weight at first. Sky Box Office have exclusive coverage of a night that will include Taylor's maiden world title fight, while Britain's Kal Yafai defends his WBA super-flyweight title and Dillian Whyte bids to prove he is ready for a world heavyweight title shot in a bout with Robert Helenius. Read More »

Premier League In Focus - Liverpool vs Huddersfield Preview

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How will Everton perform, given the firing of their manager? Bournemouth's Callum Wilson scored on his return from long-term injury as they beat Middlesbrough 3-1 to reach the quarter-finals for the second time in their history. Both sides kept just two players from the teams they fielded at the weekend, a familiar theme on the night with the 12 teams in six matches collectively making a total of 99 changes. Read More »

Ex-Lion Ndamukong Suh loses mind, grabs Ryan Mallett's throat

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Suh actually had three infractions; he got away with one when he blasted a Ravens lineman in retaliation for the hit applied to Alonso in retaliation for the illegal hit on Flacco. Of course not. If every player reacted to Mallett's head-butt the way Suh did, games would eventually and inevitably devolve into hundred-person brawls. Read More »

Tony Pulis: We have a different plan in mind for Manchester City…

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Pep Guardiola has shuffled his pack slightly in recent matches, with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus left on the bench for last weekend's win against Burnley. Their opening goal that night was scored by Leroy Sane and ended a sequence of 52 passes involving every City player at least twice. The German has been involved in nine goals in his last six Premier League games for the club (five goals, four assists). Read More »

Mikhail Prokhorov Reportedly Sells Minority Stake in Nets to Joseph Tsai

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Mikhail Prokhorov will remain principal and operating owner of the Nets for an additional four years, with a presumption that he will sell his majority stake upon the triggering of Tsai's option, league sources said. With a high payroll and poor record, Brooklyn reportedly lost over $44 million last season . Tsai, 53, was born in Taiwan and attended high school at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and college at Yale University, where he earned his undergraduate and law degrees. Read More »

Chelsea want to bring Ancelotti back as they plan Conte exit

According to The Sun , Carlo Ancelotti is waiting in the wings to replace Antonio Conte , should his compatriot depart Stamford Bridge before the end of his contract. If you want to hit me, hit me! After nine matches of the new league campaign Chelsea are three points worse off than they were at the same stage last season and already sit nine points behind table-topping Manchester City . Read More »

Harry Kane trolled by Arsenal fan Troopz at the FIFA Best awards

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Spaniard Llorente joined the London side from Swansea City in the close season but is yet to score in nine appearances for the club in all competitions this season. His competitiveness is unparalleled and the medical staff know full well they'll have to either tie him down or come up with a conclusive reason to keep him from taking to the Old Trafford pitch. Read More »

All is not lost in Women's Ashes, says England's Jenny Gunn

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Australia have taking a four-point lead in the series after England suffered a second consecutive one-day global defeat on Thursday, losing by 75 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method at Coffs Harbour. The Australian vice-captain said Kate remained the biggest influence on her career. "Rachel had such poise from the beginning of her innings, using the pace on the ball, knowing how to manipulate the field, and hitting a few handsome shots behind point, but then showing her power down the ground". Read More »

Luke Shaw risks Mourinho wrath with Pochettino praise

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Shaw's relationship with Mourinho is so bad that the player "fears" that his United career is effectively over . The former Chelsea boss has been very critical of Shaw's ability and even openly question the left-back's skill a few months ago. Read More »

LeBron James Changed Shooting Motion Following Elbow Injury

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LeBron James is a 15-year National Basketball Association veteran who fully understands the up and down of sports. X-rays came back negative and there was no sign of any structural damage. While his numbers will likely cool off a bit over time, James is determined to keep his free-throw percentage above 80 percent. In the regular season past year, he shot a career-low 67.4 percent and was often criticised for his failings from the foul-line. Read More »

Chelsea's Drinkwater keen to press on against Cherries

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The Blues finally got the £35 million transfer deal for the 27-year-old over the line on deadline day, adding much-needed depth to Antonio Conte's squad. The Blues booked their place in the next round of the Carabao Cup thanks to goals from Antonio Rudiger and Willian, while the game also marked Drinkwater's first start since his £35million move from Leicester City. Read More »

Indians hire Carl Willis as pitching coach

However, that was under manager Eric Wedge. Willis' staff was fourth overall and tallied the second-fewest walks while setting a single-season franchise record with 1,580 strikeouts. He coached two more Cy Young winners during that stretch in Felix Hernandez (2010) and Rick Porcello (2016). The Indians led all of baseball with a 3.30 ERA and the bullpen led by Bryan Shaw, Andrew Miller and closer Cody Allen is one of the best in both leagues. Read More »

Wenger says Walcott will get his Premier League chance

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After their impressive showing against Everton last Sunday, the Gunners will be looking to continue their form when they host the Swans. "Nketiah told the club's official website : "[I grew up watching] Thierry, Dennis Bergkamp, Ian Wright - they were all great strikers and attacking players and I watched them a lot, especially Thierry. Read More »

Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi HC dismisses Subramanian Swamy's petition

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The court described as a "fatal lapse" Swamy's failure to disclose full facts and information in his possession, even as the BJP leader stuck to his guns and defended his stand. To which, the bench said, "If you have proofs, why it has not been submitted in court?" Appearing for Late Sunanda Pushkar's son, Shiv Menon, his counsel Vikas Pahwa informed the court that one day prior to the petition being heard in the court, it was available on the internet. Read More »

Cowboys replace Dan Bailey with Mike Nugent

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Meanwhile, #Reggie Bush has revealed his plans for the future and stated that the end of his National Football League career is inching closer every day. The Cowboys reportedly evaluated at least three other kickers after Bailey was injured Sunday: Jason Myers , Sam Irwin Hill and Younghoe Koo . Dallas released defensive end Damontre Moore to make room for Nugent on the roster. Read More »

Unsworth targets full-time Everton job and new Barkley deal

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I think the time has come to say that and make no secret of it at all. "I want to manage". The England worldwide, who nearly moved to Chelsea on deadline day, has eight months remaining on his current deal having refused to sign a new contract at the end of last season and subsequently being told by the Dutchman he would be sold. Read More »

Alonso not denying Daytona could be Le Mans prelude

After the great time I had during the Month of May for the Indy 500, I am looking forward to taking part in another legendary race that will bring back all those incredible sensations the USA fans gave me. Alonso said the main aim is to learn from the experience, but admits he will be going into the weekend targeting victory. "I want to be the best racing driver in the world and to do that you need to compete in different series and win in different cars", he said when asked why he had ... Read More »

Bills grant Boldin permission to pursue trade

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According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Boldin has expressed some interest in returning to the NFL . The 36-year-old played in the National Football League for 14 seasons with the Cardinals (2003-09), Ravens (2010-12), 49ers (2013-15) and Lions (2016). Read More »

Nikola Mirotic gives Bulls ultimatum

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On Thursday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported "there are indications Mirotic now would pass on [a] veto and accept [a] trade". Per the report, members of Mirotic's camp have made it clear to the Bulls that when Mirotic returns, the team will have to make a choice between he and Portis. Read More »