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LeBron James leads NBA All-Star voting in second fan returns

LeBron James leads NBA All-Star voting in second fan returns Still, this shows which players have the most passionate fans - or, at least, who has led the best social media campaigns. Fans will account for 50 percent, while all current players and a media panel will account for 25 percent each. Philadelphia's Ben Simmons (397,942) is third. Because the fan vote is diluted, it's fairly unlikely that we will see players like Manu Ginobili (fifth among W... [Full Article...]

LeBron James gets animated with team during timeout

LeBron James gets animated with team during timeout Cleveland gave up at least 30 points in all four quarters as the Raptors shot an even 50 percent from the floor, canned 18 triples and handed out 31 assists. "The Cleveland game is important because it's a conference game, a team we're going to be in a fight with, but it won't make or break our season". Jakob Poeltl tallied 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors . [Full Article...]

The Big Show must go on: Maxwell defiant despite ODI snubbing

The Big Show must go on: Maxwell defiant despite ODI snubbing The Victorian right-hander has been in outstanding limited-overs form with 285 runs at an average of 142.5 and a strike-rate of 115.85 for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. White had been set to lead the Renegades with regular skipper Aaron Finch out on worldwide duty, but the captaincy will now be handed to veteran Brad Hodge. [Full Article...]

Barcelona masterclass destroys Celta - Copa del Rey Round Up

Barcelona masterclass destroys Celta - Copa del Rey Round Up Celta Vigo faced Barcelona at Nou Camp at the Spanish League and they managed to end the game with a 2-2 draw. On 13 minutes, the No. 10 had Barcelona in front after he converted a cutback from Alba on the half-volley. The fifth goal arrived three minutes from the full-time whistle when an un-marked Ivan Rakitic sent a fine header into the top corner following a cross from Ousmane Demb... [Full Article...]

NBC Sports Team Talks Super Bowl National Anthem Protests, NFL Attendance

NBC Sports Team Talks Super Bowl National Anthem Protests, NFL Attendance After all, it would be silly for the team playing in a Super Bowl in their home stadium to be kicked out of their own room and practice facility. Since that time, the once high-functioning Philadelphia offense has slowed to the rate of a leaking faucet. [Full Article...]

Le'Veon Bell would consider retiring if franchise tagged

Le'Veon Bell would consider retiring if franchise tagged He was slated to hit the open market a year ago before the Steelers placed the franchise tag on him, fearful he would sign elsewhere. Bell's threat to retire is probably a bluff, but that doesn't mean he has no right to be exasperated at playing another season under the franchise tag (which pays a player no less than the average of the top five salaries at his position). [Full Article...]

Norv Turner agrees to become Panthers OC

Norv Turner agrees to become Panthers OC His son, Scott, who was on Jim Harbaugh's staff at MI this past season after working with his dad in Minnesota, will serve as Cam Newton's position coach, a source told ESPN. The Panthers are also hiring Turner's son, Scott, as QBs coach. Deemed an offensive guru, Turner parlayed his success in Dallas into a pair of longtime head coaching gigs that garnered mixed results at best. [Full Article...]

76ers' Joel Embiid (back, hand) said he will play on Thursday

76ers' Joel Embiid (back, hand) said he will play on Thursday His planet must be flat. But I think if I would've slept a half an hour or an hour, it would've been beneficial. "I didn't play any sport other than basketball. While Tatum has been a revelation, Fultz got injured and hasn't played much this season. The transatlantic trip is an X factor in trying to read this game, and Philadelphia's form has been good of late, but I'd still take the defensive... [Full Article...]

DeMarco Murray at least has a (slim) chance to face Patriots

DeMarco Murray at least has a (slim) chance to face Patriots Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots stands on the field before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens won the 2013 AFC Championship Game in New England 28-13. It's a big task to go out and win a playoff game and play against a good team, divisional round . [Full Article...]

Let Ben Roethlisberger Call the Plays in the Postseason

Let Ben Roethlisberger Call the Plays in the Postseason Obviously offensively we didn't play the way we wanted to play. Call a quarterback draw here, and I know I can get it.' I talked to my offensive line and told them, 'Hold onto those guys as long as you can. Antonio Brown should be back and the question is how will he perform coming off his injury? The Jaguars have now held eight of their 17 opponents to single digits. [Full Article...]

Fans buy billboard ad, ask Alabama if it wants to play UCF

Fans buy billboard ad, ask Alabama if it wants to play UCF The billboard reads: "Congratulations Alabama!" Murphy challenged Rogers to a bet over the UCF-Auburn Peach Bowl football game. The team finished its season with a flawless record, unlike Alabama, but because its opponents were deemed too weak, the school missed the playoff to decide the official national champion. [Full Article...]

Jon Gruden says he never wanted to leave Raiders

Jon Gruden says he never wanted to leave Raiders The Fritz Pollard Alliance is dedicated to promoting diversity and equality of job opportunity in the coaching, front office and scouting staffs of National Football League teams. Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooten sang a different tune last week when talking to ESPN. The latest addition is running backs coach Jemal Singleton , according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. [Full Article...]

Purcell comes up short in bid to make Olympic team

Purcell comes up short in bid to make Olympic team A few of the names like Chris Kelly , who played in 833 NHL games and won a Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins and Derek Roy, who suited up for 738 NHL contests and once scored 32 goals for the Buffalo Sabres, may have a ring of familiarity for Canadian hockey fans. [Full Article...]

Philadelphia Eagles to face Jaguars in London next season, report says

Philadelphia Eagles to face Jaguars in London next season, report says The Jaguars , regulars on the London circuit, will "host" the Eagles in one game. The Packers and Panthers are among the Seahawks' opponents in 2018. The three games are heavy on West Coast teams. Seattle has sold out 130 consecutive home games at CenturyLink Field, dating to the 2003 season. The contest in London has the makings of a high-powered game, too. [Full Article...]

Lamborghini Urus SUV launched in India at Rs 3 crore

Lamborghini Urus SUV launched in India at Rs 3 crore Under the hood, the new SUV will draw its power source from a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine that can make 641 BHP of maximum power @ 6,000 rpm with 850 Nm of peak torque @ 2,250-4,500 rpm. The engine is linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which transmits the power to all the four wheels via the permanent four-wheel-drive system with a 40:60 front-rear split. [Full Article...]

McGregor in epic shirtless face-off with Branson

McGregor in epic shirtless face-off with Branson Mayweather said: "I already fucked you up in 2017 now they about to fuck you up in 2018". McGregor , on the other hand, is expected to return to the Octagon sometime this year to finally defend his 155-pound title. The undefeated boxer took to social media to taunt McGregor regarding a recent tabloid story, which claims the MMA star is being targeted by Irish gangsters in connection to a recen... [Full Article...]

Irish OL coach Hiestand joining Nagy's Bears staff

Irish OL coach Hiestand joining Nagy's Bears staff Hiestand, who will be entering his sixth year in the National Football League, brings 36 years of coaching experience to the Bears' staff, including 32 as an offensive line coach. Harry was an excellent caretaker to that standard. Hiestand most recently worked with OG Quenton Nelson, an All-American and likely high first-round pick in the 2018 Draft, and OT Mike McGlinchey, a two-time team capta... [Full Article...]

Major League Baseball agent Jason Wood fired; accused of filming clients showering

Major League Baseball agent Jason Wood fired; accused of filming clients showering Wood built his original agency, Arland Sports, with aggressive recruiting of amateur players across the Midwest. A baseball agent, based in St. Louis and former representative of multiple St. "We take pride in working with people who represent these values", CSE President Danny Martoe said in a statement. CSE's website says it represents roughly 100 major leaguers, and Wood himself represented... [Full Article...]

Former Louisville target guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia

Former Louisville target guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia The team has offered its full support, and Texas head coach Shaka Smart has spent an extensive amount of time with Jones' family over the weekend. "This is obviously a hard situation for our family, and we hope everyone will respect our privacy at this time", the Jones' family statement said. [Full Article...]

Ellington scores winning basket as Heat beat Raptors 90-89

Ellington scores winning basket as Heat beat Raptors 90-89 He is now tied with Stephen Curry for fifth-most three-pointers made this season at 116. And with the NBA's best winning percentage - a 33-8 record heading into Wednesday night's game against the L.A. In a heated affair, both Serge Ibaka and James Johnson were ejected in the third quarter after a physical altercation on the floor. The league also fined Toronto's DeMar DeRozan $25,000 USA... [Full Article...]


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