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3 takeaways from preseason win over Cavaliers — Washington Wizards

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However, James participated in his first practice session on Monday afternoon to which head coach Tyronn Lue stated that the four-time league MVP looked a little tired, according to Nikki Goel of ClutchPoints . "He was fine. It's tough, you've been in position where you went to three straight Finals and you've been the starting 2-guard". To me having him as a backup center you are not getting your money's worth. Read More »

Ronaldo and Messi lead the way on Ballon d'Or shortlist

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Despite the 30-man list, Ronaldo is nearly unbackable when it comes to the award with PaddyPower rating him at 1/33 - with his nearest rival seen as Messi, who is a massive 14/1. Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain also saw their attacking trio of Neymar , Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe among the nominees. Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named on a 30-man shortlist to win the 2017 Ballon d'Or . Read More »

Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears Live Stream Online Free

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Bradford was limited in his return to practice on Thursday, but coach Mike Zimmer told reporters that "If he's ready to play , he'll play ". The Vikings also lost their top rusher in Dalvin Cook to an ACL tear last week. Not necessarily because Trubisky was bad - he actually looked pretty good - he was just constantly on the run and/or being let down by various pass catchers and or teammates intent on coming up with penalties at the wrong time . Read More »

Tanaka earns 1st playoff win in majors to keep Yankees alive

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Michael Brantley replaced Encarnacion at designated hitter and went 0 for 2 with a walk as the Indians lost 1-0, preventing a three-game sweep. Bauer tossed 6.2 shutout innings during the Indians Game 1 victory. "Those are things that I handle at the end of the season", Girardi said (via the New York Daily News). Severino lasted only one-third of an inning against the Twins in the wild-card game. Read More »

Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo nominated for FIFA Ballon d'Or award

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Neymar headlined the first five names, with the Paris Saint-Germain forward having impressed with Barcelona this year before his controversial summer departure. Sergio Ramos made it three players from Real Madrid of the ten named so far, while Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak and Dries Mertens of Napoli were also on the list. Read More »

Joel Embiid gets $148 million rookie max contract extension

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Embiid has played 31 games since being drafted by the Sixers in 2014. He finally made his National Basketball Association debut last season but played in just 31 games due to a knee injury. There will be a fair amount of questions about the timing of the deal, and they're warranted. In September, the team plucked away Dr. C. Medina Leal from FC Barcelona to oversee their medical staff, and general manager Bryan Colangelo has stated that he would be very involved in Embiid's recovery ... Read More »

Browns bench rookie QB DeShone Kizer, bring on Kevin Hogan

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The Browns are off to an 0-4 start, which is disheartening for a team which went 1-15 last season and believed to be turning the corner. "Four or five more TDs we should have had, but then the other team suddenly has the ball". Myles Garrett wasted no time having an impact in his first National Football League game. "But at the same time, we feel that we didn't play up to our standards that we've seen on film - speaking for my position and our defense, specifically". Read More »

Rafael Nadal favourite to win the China Open final in Beijing

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Spaniard Nadal clinched his second break to take the first set, and despite a spirited response from Kyrgios, there was no stopping the 31-year-old. "People will have their own opinions on how the final went down but, for the most part, I was satisfied with the week and happy to qualify for my second final of 2017". Read More »

Gary Andersen's incredible answer to why he gave up $12.7 million

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He has also spent time on the staffs of Weber State, Washington State and Wisconsin, although his last head coaching job was at Clovis North High School in California for three years. Before his time at USU, Andersen, a native of Salt Lake City, was a defensive assistant at Utah from 1997-2002 and 2004-2008 with one year (2003) as head coach at Southern Utah in between. Read More »

Ballon d'Or: Kane, De Gea, Kante, Coutinho, De Bruyne, Neymar shortlisted

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So far Real Madrid , Paris St-Germain, Juventus and Chelsea stars have been named as contenders for the gong. The French newspaper has chosen to stagger the nominees throughout Monday. The remaining 25 names on the shortlist will be announced at intervals throughout Monday with the final five released at 6.15pm. Cristiano Ronaldo remains the heavy favourite to defend his 2016 crown. Read More »

Fellaini returns to Man Utd with ligament damage confirms Martinez

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And Belgium's coach, Roberto Martinez - who brought him to Everton in 2014 - admits he's seen one big change in Lukaku since his summer switch to the Premier League title chasers. Manchester United are reportedly fearful that star midfielder Paul Pogba is facing another two months on the sidelines with a troublesome hamstring injury. Read More »

U.S. pip Ghana in Group A clash

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Twice champions Ghana opened their FIFA Under-17 World Cup campaign on a winning note, beating Colombia 1-0 in a Group A match at the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday evening. U.S. had defeated India 3-0 in their opening game of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017. The USA finishes group play against Colombia on October 12. Read More »

Nadal wins China Open title with dominant victory over Kyrgios

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The young Australian could not, however, keep up with the red hot Nadal in the finals. Kyrgios looked frustrated at times during the match, but Nadal , keeping his head cool, won his first China Open since 2005 and the sixth title this season, following Monte Carlo, the Barcelona Open, the Madrid Open, the French Open and the US Open. Read More »

Takeaways from the Spartans' 14-10 victory over No. 7 MI

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They are who they are. This upcoming weekend will be a big one for the Big 12 , with multiple games deciding how the conference will play out this season. That's not an excuse for Michigan's game play, however. Probably not. But, you never know. So what they did was kind of kept the receivers close to the line . Read More »

Legendary quarterback YA Tittle has died at 90

Tittle was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Tittle, who played for the Baltimore Colts , San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants during his legendary career, was reportedly surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his death. Read More »

Real Madrid Add Dele Alli to their Shopping List

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Moreover, he will play off Spurs team-mate Harry Kane , who is expected to skipper the side once again, even though England have already qualified. Although Wright also went onto say that that doesn't seem to be the case with Marcus Rashford. Giggs, much like everyone else covering the game, had made little secret of the fact that England had performed poorly throughout the game against Slovenia - suggesting their play lacked creativity and urgency. Read More »

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud named as finalist for FIFA Puskas Award

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Arsene Wenger assesses Arsenal's performance against BATE Borisov and revels in Olivier Giroud's 100th goal for the club. Giroud scored a spectacular scorpion kick against Crystal Palace in a 2-0 win at the Emirates last season, with his finish -- which he called the best he had ever scored - widely acclaimed. Read More »

Germany coach Joachim Low: Hard work starts after flawless campaign

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In the last game of the 9th round against the national team of Azerbaijan , the Czechs looked much more powerful, however this did not allow them to get away from the missed goal 1: 2. 'I was happy with my role in the Confederations Cup, but now I think it's time to play a big role in a big tournament like the World Cup '. Goretzka opened the scoring with a clever backheel, but Ramil Seydaev levelled before the break. Read More »

Jupp Heynckes insists Arturo Vidal return to Bayern Munich

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New, but familiar Bayern Munich coach, Jupp Heynckes says he has kept in touch with European football, despite being out for four years. "The conversations that [club president] Uli Hoeness, [sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic and I have now had have also shown this again". Read More »

Virat Kohli, Ziva discuss about cats and dogs in MS Dhoni's hometown

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He termed the moment as a "reunion with Ziva " and expressed his love for the little child. We may have seen a rough side of Kohli on the field but he is super cutie with kids and his reunion videos with Ziva is proof. India won the rain-marred match by nine wickets via DLS method at Ranchi's JSCA International Stadium Complex. Chasing 48 in six overs after Australia posted 118/8, the hosts reached their target with three deliveries to spare after the loss of Rohit Sharma for 11. Read More »

Everyone makes the same joke as Harry Winks makes his England debut

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England had won only one of their five away games under Southgate and Lithuania offered an attacking threat during the opening period; Darvydas Sernas' improvised volley on 25 minutes had goalkeeper Jack Butland scrambling. "They didn't really create many chances". Of course, that is being a little harsh, and he deserves credit for a fine save from Harry Winks that kept his side in the game. Read More »