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The Thunder will go only as far as Paul George can take them

Some 50 minutes before tipoff, Paul George walked onto the floor at the Moda Center on Sunday with black tape canvasing both shoulders and picked up two basketballs. As is his pregame routine, standing on the baseline, he pounded both balls into the floor, shifting them between hands. He moved up, dribbling up to the […]

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Kawhi Leonard is still the key to the Raptors’ playoff redemption

For a fleeting few moments Saturday, Kawhi Leonard looked like the exorcist the Toronto Raptors brought in to help them cast off years of postseason torment. But a frenzied fourth quarter that featured some vintage Leonard, timely shot-making from a feisty, young Orlando Magic squad and a couple of late miscues, produced a 104-101 Orlando […]

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Niners targeting several WR prospects after missing on OBJ

In an offseason in which two of the best receivers in football were traded, the San Francisco 49ers’ only addition at the position came in the form of a low-cost flier on Jordan Matthews. No, the Niners weren’t all that interested in Antonio Brown, who openly campaigned for a trade to the 49ers on social […]

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NFL enforces helmet ban for Brady, 31 others

The NFL and NFL Players Association have added 11 helmets to their joint list of approved equipment for 2019 while eliminating a grace period for other models that have fallen short in laboratory testing, engineers and executives representing both groups said Friday. By the end of last season, 32 players, including New England Patriots quarterback […]

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Fantasy La Liga – Missing Messi?

The La Liga title race is effectively over following Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid last weekend. Barca now have an 11-point lead over Atletico — and a 13-point lead over Real Madrid — with just seven weeks of the season remaining. However, it’s Atletico Madrid who are the biggest favorites this weekend, at home […]

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Aaron Ramsey, Lucas Torreira lead Arsenal’s attack from midfield vs. Napoli

The openness of Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Napoli can be reflected by the fact that both sides will feel disappointed they did not get more out of this Europa League quarterfinal first leg. The home side had chances to extend their advantage and put the tie out of reach, while Napoli wasted presentable opportunities after […]

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Yankees most valuable franchise, Marlins last

Forbes estimates that the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $4.6 billion, up 15 percent from last year’s figure.cheap new nike nfl jerseys The Los Angeles Dodgers are second at $3.3 billion, followed by the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at $3.2 billion, the Chicago Cubs ($3.1 billion), the San Francisco […]

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How worried should the Red Sox be about Chris Sale’s 0-3 start?

Opening Day at Fenway Park began with the good vibes of the World Series ring ceremony, a final celebration of perhaps the greatest team in Boston Red Sox history. Past Red Sox heroes such as David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Curt Schilling and Mike Lowell brought out the team’s four World Series trophies from 2004 onward […]

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Panthers move fast, hire Quenneville as coach

Tallon wasn’t there for those Chicago titles; he was fired less than a year after delivering Quenneville. Now, as the Panthers’ president and general manager, he gets a chance to work with Quenneville again. “Fate is a wonderful thing in my life,” Tallon said. “It’s like a blessing for me. This is a blessing. There […]

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2019 Stanley Cup playoffs: Jets vs. Blues series preview, pick

The Blues were one of 2018-19’s most compelling teams. After a summer of adding several talented forwards, St. Louis stumbled early. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong fired coach Mike Yeo before Thanksgiving, and by Jan. 2, the Blues had the NHL’s worst record. Since then, St. Louis has accumulated more points (65) than any other […]