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JR Smith suspensions are back at a bad time for Cavs

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The report came officially from NBA.com and it announced that the J.R. Smith suspension was for one game and was for "detrimental conduct". Jones played with the Cavaliers from 2005 to 2008. In 56 games, Smith is averaging 8.3 points and shooting 39 percent. Smith could have been suspended for anything on Thursday night for all we know. Read More »

Everton's James McCarthy could return for pre-season - Sam Allardyce

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Everton have delivered a positive update on Republic of Ireland global James McCarthy , with the club saying they're hopeful the midfielder could be back in action for the start of next season. "For me the away form is a long standing problem at the club , it's not something that's only arrived in my tender". "The lads are desperate to do well away from home". Read More »

Wawrinka out of Indian Wells and Miami Open

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Rafael Nadal , meanwhile, was forced to pull out of this week's tournament in Acapulco, with the hip muscle problem he suffered in Australia still bothering him, and could yet miss more events. "We are disappointed that Rafa will not be able to compete for the title at this year's BNP Paribas Open ", said Tommy Haas, the Indian Wells Tournament Director. Read More »

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots are futuristic anime space rabbits

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The mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were unveiled on Wednesday morning at a school in the Japanese capital. The Olympics mascot has a white and blue pattern and long ears. The mascot , which has yet to be named, was selected by elementary school kids from a shortlist of three competitors instantly recognizable as "made in Japan". Read More »

Ireland: Brexit negotiations back to square one

The pair were speaking after May reiterated that she would not accept the EU's border proposals, which explicitly state that without any agreed alternative, Northern Ireland would stay part of the EU customs union after Brexit. The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "Cabinet ministers held a detailed and positive discussion and agreed that the speech would represent a real step forward in negotiations". Read More »

National Basketball Association star wrecks hotel table in golf mishap

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The 29-year-old National Basketball Association megastar made a big one Thursday, destroying a glass table in his hotel room while practising his swing. It happened again Friday night. Did Steph, who lives in sunny California, really bring his golf clubs on an east coast road trip in the winter? "When you feel like you're on the @ pgatour so you gotta get some swings going in the hotel room", Curry said in the caption, adding the hashtag "idiot". Read More »

Recap of the Winter Olympics

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Could the Mira-curl on Ice come to join the Miracle on Ice as the notable moments in USA Winter Olympic history? To go from where they were in March 2017, to where they are now - Olympic gold medalists in February 2018, is remarkable. Probably nobody but skip John Schuster and his crew and their families and close friends. Unlike 1980, this team did not bring much to the table and the Americans were able to dismiss them in a 5-0 smack-down. Read More »

Liverpool vs Newcastle, Premier League preview

The Reds come into this on the back of three consecutive wins in all competitions. It is nearly impossible to think they could ever hope to match the ex-defender's three European Cups, one UEFA Cup, eight league titles, four League Cups, one UEFA Super Cup and five Charity Shields. Read More »

Bayern Munich interested in Harry Kane if Lewa leaves

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Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has refused to be drawn on the speculation surrounding his future and says he wants to focus on the remainder of the season. The Bundesliga isn't the only place where Lewandowski has shown prolific talent, though. "I think Real's goal is more Kane , also because of his age", Calderon said. Read More »

US Open scraps 18-hole play-off, opts for Sunday finish

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In previous years, the event was extended by a day and tied players competed over 18 extra holes. A new two-hole aggregate play-off will be introduced for leaders tied after 72 holes, before reverting to sudden-death until a victor is crowned. Read More »

Swansea City boss praises former side in FA Cup defeat

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Asked if he would allow his players to dream of cup glory, Swansea boss Carvalhal replied: "I have "Carlos had a dream" written here in my jacket". "Doing well in the cup will also help us in the Premier League , and next we have a massive game on Saturday against West Ham". Read More »

Hunter helps No. 1 Virginia edge Louisville 67-66

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Next came the dog pile of delirious players celebrating in front of the Cardinals' bench, with Hunter lost somewhere in the middle of it all. With the win, the Wahoos are the first school to ever finish 9-0 in conference games on the road in the ACC. Read More »

High winds cause delays at Las Vegas airport

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Friday. There were traffic delays and diversions from Cary to north Raleigh to Chapel Hill, where communities saw trees downed on streets and power lines. This event is probably going to be a notch or two worse than one of those fairly typical strong wind events. Lingering snow showers and rain likely across western and southern NH through about 10 PM. Read More »

Russell Wilson expected to get an at-bat for Yankees Friday

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Considering Wilson slashed.228/.366/.342 as a 22-year-old in A ball back in 2011, he pretty clearly picked the right sport. Left-handed reliever Max Fried worked against Wilson for a 2-2 count. State instead. In two minor league seasons in Single-A ball, the infielder hit.229 with 118 strikeouts in 335 at-bats. Nice try, Russ. It's now time to focus on football. Read More »

Rams trading All-Pro Robert Quinn to Dolphins

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While there's a strong possibility the trade will be contingent on Quinn renegotiating his contract, he's now due $12.4 million this year and $12.9 million in 2019. If Miami can afford to keep Quinn and it's other three top defensive ends, that's a solid group. Meanwhile, the Dolphins are looking to rebound from a 6-10 season. Read More »

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie: Michael Crabtree 'in our plans' for 2018

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Vic Tafur of The Athletic reported the team is not planning to release Crabtree despite his $7.7 million cap hit for 2018, per Spotrac . "There's a stack of analytical data - or data , however you want to say that word - that people don't even know how to read it", Gruden told reporters Wednesday at the NFL Combine . Read More »

Ten Tigers Set to Participate at NFL Combine

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Remember, just because someone was good in the NCAA doesn't mean they will be in the NFL . Jones II, the Pac-12's second leading rusher from this past season, is projected to go off the board early in the second round while Nwosu, a USC defensive captain who tied for 10th in the FBS in sacks, is expected to hear his name called later in the second round. Read More »

Jackson denies being asked to work out at WR

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Former NFL GM and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian suggested he would move Jackson to another position last week which was met with a litany of articles calling him out. That said, all he needs is an open door, and he's going to go sliding through it like it was an ACC defensive line . Jackson also said that he doesn't plan to run the 40-yard dash, but he will throw. Read More »

Real Madrid ace charged with false testimony

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As noted by BBC , authorities have accused Modric of lying about details of his transfer from Zagreb to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007. That court case, which took place last June, alleged that Mamic abused his power at the former Croatian champions alongside three other individuals over financial embezzlement. Read More »

Cavs' Smith suspended for throwing soup at coach

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Smith was with his teammates Friday, but he declined an interview request. At first, the specifics of Smith's suspension were somewhat mysterious. Smith was present for Cleveland's shootaround earlier Thursday, meaning the incident apparently occurred after then. Read More »

Olympic star Raisman files suit against USOC, USA Gymnastics

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She was among the more than 150 women and girls who gave victim impact statements at Nassar's sentencing hearing earlier in 2018. She called out USOC and USA Gymnastics in August for sweeping cases of sexual abuse under the rug, saying, "I just would like a little more accountability from USA Gymnastics and the USOC...." ABC News reached out to the USOC and USA Gymnastics for comment, but have not yet heard back. Read More »

No. 2 overall pick has risks for Giants

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The Browns could select a quarterback first overall, while the Broncos and Jets also have interest in a quarterback. They can take the best player available in Saquon Barkley or Quenton Nelson . Webb could be the primary backup to Manning in 2018. And when Dalvin went down, then we got Latavius Murray involved. But is there a particular running back important enough for the No. Read More »

Major winter storm heading toward California

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A large winter weather storm marching up the East Coast started to hit the north country overnight. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility when it is windy. Saturday for the Las Vegas area, where Clark County health officials have issued an air quality alert for Friday due to the possibility of elevated levels of blowing dust in winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour. Read More »

Oosthuizen starts strongly in Mexico

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Hot on his heels are a trio of players getting their first taste of World Golf Championship play. Shubhankar Sharma, a 21-year-old from India, was bogey-free at 5-under par with two holes to play when the round was halted by storms. India's Shubhankar Sharma, a two-time victor on the European Tour this season who is out to improve from his current 75th in the world to a top 50 spot that would see him into the Masters, was five-under through 16 when play was halted by lightning, with world ... Read More »

IU set to open Big Ten Tournament against Rutgers

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From that standpoint I'm proud of them". The offense just wasn't there Thursday night for Indiana . There is no doubt that Knight was always unambiguously opposed to the concept of a Big Ten tournament. It was also the first time in history that Rutgers had beaten Indiana. "Because if we were getting stops we would have got out and our offense would have been flourishing, but we didn't get those". Read More »

Karti arrest 'motivated': Counsel Singhvi

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The arrest has been made on an FIR registered on May 15, 2017, against Mr. Karti, his previous company Chess Management Services and another firm Advantage Strategic Consulting that he allegedly controlled; and INX Media and its arm INX News, earlier represented by Ms. Read More »

Wilder - "Joshua doesn't have confidence to fight me"

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Man, it just saddens me. "His trash talk makes me laugh". That's the thing about it. Its a lot of responsibility and I take it seriously. Froch also indicated his desire to see Joshua meet Wilder in the near future and feels that a strong Wilder showing on Saturday could force negotiations forward for a fight between the two. Read More »

PSG Want To Beat Real To Chelsea Star

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The Belgian has been heavily linked with Real over the past few months, and with talks over contract extension at Chelsea stalling, many think he could be lining up a move somewhere else. Courtois will this summer enter the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, and though Antonio Conte has stressed the need to keep the Belgium worldwide, the Blues have so far failed to convince the keeper to commit to the club. Read More »

Reported details on Marcus Peters trade emerge

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The cornerback is filthy cheap contractually next year, as he has just a $1.7 million cap hit in 2017. Is his ability worth the trouble? There are questions about his impact on the locker room and the overall morale of the team, but there's no doubting his passion and fire. Read More »

Mike Zimmer hopes Teddy Bridgewater's career is with him

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Zimmer even called Bradford's knee " degenerative " while wondering if he could even make it through a full season healthy. "We have a lot of question marks". "I'm just glad the Vikings don't have a new coach", Zimmer quipped. With Sam, I love Sam - I love all three of them, they're all great people. "I want to make sure with our team that we continue to build and improve, and continually improve on defense". Read More »

ED attaches Choksi's Rs 1200 cr property

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Firestar Diamond Inc listed Rs 326 crore to Rs 651 crore in assets and liabilities and noted it had 50 to 99 creditors, according to a court filing in the Southern District Of New York on late Monday. In another development, the ED attached 41 immovable properties of Choksi and of companies controlled by him that have a market value of Rs 1,217.20 crore, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Read More »

AC Milan, Juventus set up final clash

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Miralem Pjanic scored the only goal of the game, from the penalty spot on 75 minutes at the Allianz Stadium to add to Gonzalo Higuain's solitary goal in the first leg. Mario Mandzukic threatened after 35 minutes following a solo run but Etrit Berisha proved solid from close range and also cleared a Costa cross, with Kwadwo Asamoah hitting the side-netting. Read More »

Ronda Rousey Rumors: Rousey To Fight Stephanie McMahon?

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For the third straight week, this week's WWE Raw finished #1 in cable TV viewership in the 18-49 demographic. Even as McMahon tried to assure Ronda that she and Triple harbored no ill will from the event, Ronda could not ignore Angle's comments and ended their conversation by putting Triple H through a table . Read More »

Rob Gronkowski has been thinking of retiring since training camp

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Curran's report nearly certainly ties in with ESPN's infamous bombshell story about how the Patriots were at odds with players who were following Guerrero's methods and defying the team's training staff. Gronkowski caught 8 touchdowns for 1084 yards across 14 games this season. And that's perhaps down to his history of injuries. The 28-year-old Patriots star has dealt with a variety of injuries, from ACL and MCL tears to back surgery to concussions. Read More »

Former UFC champ Jon Jones' license revoked in California

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Based on the testimony given, Jones' team appeared to be claiming that a contaminated supplement could have been to blame for the positive drug test, yet they could provide no evidence that anything the former light heavyweight champion took prior to the fight was tainted. Read More »

[OPINION] Unsung hero Morkel leaves behind healthy fast bowling stock

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He would be available for the start of the season having gone unsold in the recent Indian Premier League auction despite having previously played for Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders. Addressing the media, he said, "I learnt my lesson". As good as South Africa's star batsmen are, they just aren't as good as Smith. "We will sit down and work out plans to interrupt his series". Read More »

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron out with fractured foot

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Bruins star forward Patrice Bergeron will be out for a while with a fractured foot. According to a release sent out by the team, Bergeron suffered the injury on Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs after blocking a shot in the team's 4-3 loss . Read More »

Team spirit key in moving forwards, says Mane

The Reds have scored 103 goals in all competitions this season with attacking trio Mane, 31-goal Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scoring for fun. "With the full support of this ownership group, we have significantly improved the club's financial position over the past seven years and these results further demonstrate our solid financial progress - despite the ever-rising costs in football". Read More »

Three Billboards Go Up In Cleveland, Trying To Lure LeBron To Philly

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A hundred feet away, the next billboard simply says, "Complete the Process". The Lebron James to the Sixers rumor mill will surely pick up steam after a recent report out of Philadelphia. "I'm not quite sure it's 30 and it's not one team per as of yet, but we're getting there". The signs are located along I-480 in Cleveland , about 7 miles from the Cleveland Cavaliers' Quicken Loans Arena. Read More »

Seahawks talking about Michael Bennett trade

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Carroll said Thursday he had "nothing new" on 2017 top draft choice Malik McDowell , who may never play because of head injuries and more from a still-unspecified ATV accident last season. What's nearly certain is that something will have to happen by March 18, when Bennett is owed a reported $3 million roster bonus. "That's part of the game". Read More »

Neymar is a big doubt for World Cup claims Brazil team doctor

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At the Mater Dei de Belo Horizonte hospital, an entire wing has been reserved for Neymar and his entourage, and staff have been warned to uphold the facility's policy regarding confidentiality, said GloboEsporte . Star Brazilian striker Neymar runs the risk not to go for the upcoming world Cup in Russian Federation. Obstacles should not stop you, if you come across a wall, don't give up. Read More »

Major League Baseball free agency rumors: Tim Lincecum to sign with Rangers

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In his regular season career, Lincecum has not fared too well in relief as he appeared in fifteen innings of relief and posted a 4.80 ERA with only 4.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Lincecum's performance was apparently good enough to convince the Rangers to offer him a major league contract. Lincecum figured things out in 2010, enduring an 0-5 August before adding a new pitch and winning the Game 5 World Series clincher at Texas as the Giants captured their first championship since ... Read More »

Kane must leave Spurs for silverware: Villas-Boas

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hit back at comments from former Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas. And though Kane has repeatedly remained loyal to his boyhood club when discussing his future, Villas-Boas reckons he should consider leaving Spurs if he wants to win silverware. Read More »

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper reveals fear that they could be relegated

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Dyer raced on to Tammy Abraham's pass to slot his shot between the legs of Owls goalkeeper Cameron Dawson and ensure Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal would taste victory against the club he left in December. Carvalhal made two changes at the break and it soon paid dividends as Ayew slotted home on the rebound after Carroll's initial strike from 25 yards out hit the left post and then the opposite upright. Read More »

Arizona Coach Sean Miller Denies Offering to Pay Top Recruit

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Daniels and Gershon reported Tuesday it's unclear whether Arizona will allow Miller to continue coaching the Wildcats or fire him in the wake of the allegations. Deandre Ayton, who has been subject to false, public reports that impugned his reputation, has our full support. The 49-year-old Miller was hired as UA's head coach before the 2009-10 season, replacing longtime Wildcat head coach Lute Olson. Read More »

Josh McDaniels won't attend National Football League scouting combine. In Indianapolis. Huh

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More importantly: Who's going to rise up 2018 NFL Draft boards? "You can play him any of the four starting positions, plus nickel and dime linebacker", Mayock said of Fitzpatrick. How a player applies their athletic gifts to the game itself is far more important than merely possessing the said gift. Mayock was asked specifically in the context of Wyoming QB Josh Allen's completion percentage. Read More »