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China demonstrators protest at Wizards, 76ers games vs. Guangzhou

Effects of the NBA’s strained relationship with China are being felt in NBA arenas in a pair of games in the United States featuring the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. After the playing of the Chinese national anthem before Guangzhou’s game against the Wizards on Wednesday in Washington, one fan shouted, “Freedom […]

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Kevin Durant says Knicks can’t rely on past success, ‘not as cool’ with younger players

Kevin Durant said Tuesday that the New York Knicks can’t rely on their “brand” to land the best players, many of whom don’t even remember the franchise being good.nike nfl jerseys cheap china “I think a lot of fans look at the Knicks as a brand and expect these younger players in their lifetime don’t […]

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TE Benjamin Watson ‘beyond disappointed’ after release from Patriots

The New England Patriots released veteran tight end Benjamin Watson as his roster exemption expired at 4 p.m. ET on Monday, making him a free agent. Watson, who had returned from a four-game NFL suspension last week, reacted to the decision on Twitter. Watson, who told ESPN he is in the process of determining his […]

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Mistakes overshadow career days for Amari Cooper, Dak Prescott

Try as he might, wide receiver Amari Cooper could not run away from the fourth play of the Dallas Cowboys’ 34-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Cooper caught 11 passes for a career-high 226 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown, but he could have had another 20 or so yards or maybe even […]

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How the Year of the Home Run will create a new level of October chaos

The story of the 2019 baseball season has been all the home runs. Pick your favorite storyline and there’s a good chance it circles back to home runs in some fashion: Twins, Yankees, Pete Alonso, Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich, Ronald Acuna Jr. hitting 41 at age 21, Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez and so on. […]

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Red Sox president: Keeping Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez ‘difficult,’ but there is a way

Boston Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said Monday there is a way for the team to keep stars Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez and stay below Major League Baseball’s competitive balance tax, but it will be tough. “There is a way, but obviously it will be difficult given the nature of the agreements and the […]

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New-look Raptors ‘hungry’ for another title run

Kawhi Leonard has moved on and Danny Green is gone, but the Toronto Raptors still have an NBA title to defend. This season, a group led by All-Star guard Kyle Lowry, breakout talent Pascal Siakam and defensive standout Marc Gasol is turning “We the North” into “We Want More.” “If I had to express it […]

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76ers’ Simmons: Fell in love with the game again

Videos of Ben Simmons making jumpers flooded social media over the summer, and the All-Star point guard said he is ready to take his game to another level when the Philadelphia 76ers open camp next week. “I feel like this summer I fell in love with the game again,” Simmons told The Associated Press on […]

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Dak Prescott’s homecoming a business trip to him, Super Bowl to others

The fleur-de-lis on the sign for Limitz Barbershop in Bossier City, Louisiana, gives away Torrian Brock’s loyalty to the New Orleans Saints. But that loyalty will be tested Sunday because of his feelings for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. Brock started cutting Prescott’s hair when the quarterback was in seventh grade and remains close to […]

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Dak Prescott not close to new deal with Cowboys

A deal between the Dallas Cowboys and star quarterback Dak Prescott is not close at this time, and no extension is expected in the near future, sources told ESPN. No one doubts that a deal eventually will get done, given that Prescott wants to be in Dallas and the Cowboys want to keep him. But […]