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November 29, 2016

  It was a loaded seven-game slate of NBA games on Monday night, headlined by Russell Westbrook picking up his eighth triple-double of the season in the Thunder’s 112–103 win over the New York Knicks. Westbrook now needs just four rebounds in Wednesday’s game against the Washington Wizards to become the first player to average a triple-double going into December since Oscar Robertson in 1963-64. Check out the latest NBA…

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NFL bans Bills player for doctor-prescibed marijuana to treat Crohn’s disease

November 29, 2016

The NFL on Tuesday suspended Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson 10 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension was first reported by NFL.com. It’s Henderson’s second such suspension this season; he’d been suspended for four games earlier in the year. He has already appealed the suspension and had the ruling upheld. On the surface, this isn’t unusual. Players get suspended for violating the substance abuse policy…

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LeBron ‘Breaks all The Passing Rules,’ and He’s Loving it

November 29, 2016

LeBron James has never had more fun than playing with this version of the Cleveland Cavaliers. This group may not end up with more victories than the 2008-09 team that won 66 games or the 2012-13 Miami Heat that won the same. It may not end up winning James his fourth ring. But after 14 years of stumbles, hard lessons and a long separation, the Cavs have finally built the…

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Colombia plane crash: 75 dead on Brazil soccer team’s charter flight

November 29, 2016

Brazil and the entire soccer world were in mourning Tuesday after a chartered plane carrying a first-division Brazilian soccer team to a historic game slammed into a Colombian hillside, killing 75 of the 81 people aboard, authorities said. The 72 passengers included members of Chapecoense, a Brazilian soccer team that rose from relative obscurity to play in one of South America’s most prestigious tournaments. The team had been scheduled to play in the Copa…

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LeBron James sinks 1,000th 3-pointer as a Cleveland Cavalier

November 28, 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James drained a corner 3-pointer with 5:01 left in the second period against Philadelphia for his 1,000th triple in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform. James, already the franchise leader in 3-pointers made with 999 entering Sunday’s game, is the first Cavalier to reach the 1,000 plateau. James has nearly 200 more made 3s than the previous franchise leader, Mark Price (802). Teammate Kyrie Irving is third on…

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NFL Week 12: Odell Beckham Jr. returns from injury to lead Giants; Dolphins cut down Kaepernick

November 27, 2016

While Thanksgiving may have served up some of Week 12’s matchups, the Sunday slate does not lack for intrigue. The New England Patriots and New York Jets meet with injury questions lingering over the effectiveness of New England quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski. While Gronkowski is active after recovering from a chest injury that sidelined him in Week 11, Brady missed practice twice during the week with a knee…

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Warriors beat Timberwolves for 11th straight win

November 27, 2016

The Warriors squared-off with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the first time in the 2016-17 season on Saturday night at Oracle Arena. Golden State was coming off back-to-back wins over the Lakers that had extended its win streak to 10 games. With Draymond Green out due to a left ankle contusion sustained in Friday night’s contest in LA, Kevon Looney got the start. Sporting the all black “Slate Night” alternates for…

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Russell Westbrook made NBA history with another epic triple-double

November 26, 2016

While you were busy watching college football or still recovering from Thursday’s day of gluttony on Friday night, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was racking up another epic triple-double on his way to NBA history. Westbrook went off for 36 points, 12 rebounds and 18 assists in OKC’s 132-129 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets. With that epic stat line, Westbrook is officially off to one of the best starts…

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Tom Herman headed to Texas to replace Charlie Strong

November 26, 2016

Tom Herman, who has coached Houston into national prominence during the last two seasons, is headed to Texas. Longhorns athletic director Mike Perrin made the announcement Saturday, confirming earlier reports from USA TODAY sports and other outlets. Herman will be introduced at a Sunday news conference. “The opportunity to come back to Texas is a dream come true for me and my family, and I can’t thank President (Greg) Fenves and…

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Can Kemba Walker keep playing like one of the NBA’s best PGs?

November 25, 2016

Kemba Walker has the Charlotte Hornets contending for homecourt advantage in the East while shooting career-high percentages and ranking among the league’s very best in ESPN’s real plus-minus (RPM). Is his leap from good to great this season for real? Has Walker joined Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook as one of the best point guards in the NBA?   Source: www.espn.com

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