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Houston Rockets: 3 keys to defeating the Blazers on Wednesday Houston Rockets: 3 keys to defeating the Blazers on Wednesday
- January 11, 2018

Damian Lillard's nine points in the quarter, along with a spark at both ends from Ed Davis, brought the Trail Blazers within nine heading into the fourth. Already up seven points with the clock winding down, Paul drove through the lane and made a layup. Portland could get no closer . Both teams combined to shoot 30 percent in a first quarter that ended with the Rockets leading 25-19, and despite missing their last eight shots in the first half, the Rockets took a 55-45 lead into half time. (more...)
Jimmy Butler shines as Wolves send Thunder to third straight loss Jimmy Butler shines as Wolves send Thunder to third straight loss
- January 11, 2018

But the T-Wolves caught fire (10-16 from the floor) in the third quarter while the defense clamped down on the Thunder (28.6 percent shooting). When the final quarter began, Minnesota had an 11-point lead, 76-65. The first three games between the teams were decided by a combined nine-point margin. "I think both teams are probably a lot different today than when we faced all the way back in the beginning of December", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. (more...)
Oilers star Connor McDavid calls for National Hockey League rule change Oilers star Connor McDavid calls for National Hockey League rule change
- January 11, 2018

I think the fans want to see offense and if that's going to hold back offense, it's very frustrating. Nashville challenged the goal and a video review determined that the play was offside. "I thought we came out and got a good start, that's what we were looking for", Smith said. Roman Josi ripped a slapper from the left point that caromed off Talbot, then stuck Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson in the face and plopped down at the goalmouth. (more...)
Ibaka receives one-game ban, DeRozan fined Ibaka receives one-game ban, DeRozan fined
- January 11, 2018

In the end, he racked up 17 points in the second half. Ellington said he considered shooting after catching the inbounds pass from Goran Dragic, but made a decision to drive along the baseline past Toronto's Pascal Siakam before laying the ball in off the glass. (more...)
Jay Bruce will reportedly sign with Mets Jay Bruce will reportedly sign with Mets
- January 11, 2018

In 153 games with the Mets Bruce blasted 37 home runs and knocked in 94 runs establishing himself as a consistent presence in the Mets lineup. The other option is to move Bruce to first base, where he played 12 games past year. While robust for relievers, the free agent market this winter has been shockingly slow for other players. Last season as a member of the Mets and Indians, he set a new career high with 36. (more...)
Blackhawks trade Richard Panik to Coyotes for Anthony Duclair, Adam Clendening Blackhawks trade Richard Panik to Coyotes for Anthony Duclair, Adam Clendening
- January 11, 2018

But he has scored just 14 goals with 16 assists since the beginning of the 2016-17 season. He then played the next several seasons in Arizona. Panik, 26, had six goals and 10 assists in 37 games for the Blackhawks in 2017-18. "We feel like some of it this year has just been some unluckiness". We still think he's playing a well-rounded game, still think he's doing a lot of good things that he was doing in the past. (more...)
What South Carolina's new five-star told ESPN about Louisville scandal, his role What South Carolina's new five-star told ESPN about Louisville scandal, his role
- January 11, 2018

The basketball recruit linked to the FBI's recent investigation into apparel giant Adidas and several high-profile college programs has found a new home, according to a report. Bowen must be reinstated by the NCAA before he will be allowed to play. Bowen has been working out with former University of Kentucky star Derek Anderson for the last two months but on Wednesday Anderson said that he has not spoken to Bowen "for about a week". (more...)
Harry Hiestand returning to coach Bears offensive line Harry Hiestand returning to coach Bears offensive line
- January 11, 2018

So while hiring his defensive coordinator may be the most important hire, it's good to see Nagy continuing to work to hire the rest of his staff, and starting with Hiestand is a great job. With pieces like Kyle Long and Cody Whitehair, they have some pieces to do that. He is a product of the coaching tree of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid after Nagy was promoted to offensive coordinator for Kansas City in 2017. (more...)
Avenir Corp Has Lifted Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) Position
- January 11, 2018

The stock decreased 0.82% or $0.175 during the last trading session, reaching $21.275. The stock exchanged hands with 1,323,351 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 1.61M shares. Here we will take a look into some valuation metrics for Pioneer Natural Resources Company NYSE: PXD shares. Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. (more...)
Floyd Mayweather trashes Conor McGregor for cartel trouble, McGregor fires back Floyd Mayweather trashes Conor McGregor for cartel trouble, McGregor fires back
- January 11, 2018

This isn't the first social media exchange involving the two fighters since their August matchup. In recent weeks, UFC president Dana White claimed his company was holding talks with Mayweather about getting involved with the UFC. McGregor . McGregor, who is not one to let such comments as Mayweather's slide, didn't take long before replying to Mayweather's tweet , saying: I am the cartel . (more...)
Carey Price will represent Canadiens at NHL All-Star Game Carey Price will represent Canadiens at NHL All-Star Game
- January 11, 2018

Goaltender Devan Dubnyk, defenseman Ryan Suter and Head Coach Bruce Boudreau represented the Wild at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles. On Monday, Staal said he hoped to make the All-Star team so his three sons - Parker, 8, Levi, 6, and Finley, 3 - could watch. (more...)
Louis-Based Agent Allegedly Filmed Players Showering In His Home Louis-Based Agent Allegedly Filmed Players Showering In His Home
- January 11, 2018

The player, who wished to remain unnamed, confronted Wood and fired him, the report said. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Wood was sacked by Career Sports Entertainment and suspended by the MLBPA for filming his clients with a hidden camera. (more...)
Warriors' Stephen Curry out vs Clippers after slip during shootaround
- January 10, 2018

He had played in five consecutive games since making his return, averaging 35.2 points while shooting 57 per cent from the field. After spraining his right ankle during shootaround - the same one he injured against the New Orleans Pelicans last month - Stephen Curry will sit out against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. (more...)
Time for Ajinkya Rahane to return?
- January 10, 2018

We needed to bat better than what we did", Kohli didn't beat around the bush after yet another humiliating defeat outside the sub-continent. Talking to India Today, Ganguly said, "History of Rohit Sharma and history of Shikhar Dhawan in overseas conditions are not very good". (more...)
Texas rallies around guard Andrew Jones after leukemia diagnosis Texas rallies around guard Andrew Jones after leukemia diagnosis
- January 10, 2018

Prior to his wrist injury, Jones was having a spectacular season, averaging 23.9 points, 3.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game while shooting 52.8 percent. Smart spoke to the media on Tuesday and said Jones would not play Wednesday night against TCU . "We know Andrew's a fighter with a strong family and our thoughts, prayers and support are fully behind them". (more...)
Indian women's squad announced for ODI series against S Indian women's squad announced for ODI series against S
- January 10, 2018

Taniya Bhatia, Pooja Vastrakar and Jemimah Rodriguez are the new inductees in what is otherwise a similar squad to the one that reached the final of the Women's World Cup in England a year ago. Taniya Bhatia will travel with the team as the backup wicket-keeper to Sushma Verma who did an excellent job in England past year. The ODI series will be followed by a five-match T20I series , which will begin on February and 13 and end on February 24. (more...)
Sheffield United Complete Loan Signing Of Manchester United Striker James Wilson Sheffield United Complete Loan Signing Of Manchester United Striker James Wilson
- January 10, 2018

It had previously been reported that Sheffield United initially tried to sign Leonard from Southend United in the summer however The Shrimpers successfully managed to fend off the interest from the 2016/2017 Sky Bet League One champions. He joined Wolves from Newport County four years ago and made 67 appearances for the Midlanders. "He is a young worldwide, he fits in with what we're about and is an excellent player who we hope will add further depth and competition to our midfield". (more...)
Calvin Ridley and Da'Ron Payne entering NFL Draft Calvin Ridley and Da'Ron Payne entering NFL Draft
- January 10, 2018

Michel built an impressive resume through his first three years with the Bulldogs, but he saved the best for last. In addition to Ridley, junior defensive tackle Da'Ron Payne , an All-SEC selection who was the defensive MVP of both the national championship and semifinal games, will also enter the draft, a source confirmed to ESPN. (more...)
FA Cup Referee's Report Hands Roberto Firmino Lifeline Over Holgate Racism Accusations FA Cup Referee's Report Hands Roberto Firmino Lifeline Over Holgate Racism Accusations
- January 10, 2018

Holgate might receive some leniency due to the fact that he was only 15 when he posted his own tweets, but the FA tend to take a dim view of these incidents. The Twitter account, @MasonHolgateee, was deleted in the aftermath of Friday's game but it remains unclear why the account's owner made a decision to do so. (more...)
Rec league boots youth team over racist, offensive jerseys Rec league boots youth team over racist, offensive jerseys
- January 10, 2018

A boys basketball team was banned for playing on school property and dismissed from an OH youth league over racist and sexually charged language on their uniforms. "It was so blatant that it had to be fake", Rue said. "You're talking eight, nine layers of people and adults seeing these jerseys and thinking it's just a joke", he said. (more...)
Florida governor wants tax cuts, laws to fight opioid crisis Florida governor wants tax cuts, laws to fight opioid crisis
- January 10, 2018

The Republican governor leaves office next January due to term limits. "Working together, we've created an environment where our private sector has added almost 1.5 million jobs, our GDP has grown 26 percent, home values have skyrocketed, we've decreased state debt by $9 billion, and our unemployment rate has dropped from over 10 percent when I took office to a more than 10-year low of 3.6 percent - even lower than the national rate", Scott said. (more...)
Liverpool have made Proposal to Sign £230000-a-week Star Liverpool have made Proposal to Sign £230000-a-week Star
- January 10, 2018

Those are my objectives. "This is a dream come true and I hope to meet everyone's expectations on the pitch", Coutinho said. Coutinho has agreed a deal through to 2023 and is looking forward to playing alongside Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta. (more...)
England to play friendlies against Nigeria, Costa Rica England to play friendlies against Nigeria, Costa Rica
- January 10, 2018

The ground also staged matches in 1996 when England hosted the European Championship. Leeds United fans will be incredibly excited at seeing England's worldwide side playing at Elland Road and hopefully, this will be one fixture of many which will see England play more global fixtures away from Wembley. (more...)
Tennessee Titans Rally to Win First Playoff Game Since 2003 Tennessee Titans Rally to Win First Playoff Game Since 2003
- January 10, 2018

Marcus Mariota did everything he could to help the Titans advance in the playoffs, throwing a insane touchdown pass to himself, running for crucial first downs and providing the kind of spark that Tennessee needed to rally from a 21-3 halftime hole. (more...)
Pirates Trade Pitcher Gerrit Cole To Houston Astros Pirates Trade Pitcher Gerrit Cole To Houston Astros
- January 10, 2018

The Astros were rumored to be interested in Cole during the season previous year, but couldn't make a deal before the trade deadline. Instead, they "settled" for Justin Verlander in a trade prior to the waiver deadline. Gerrit Cole appears headed to an American League contender, just not the Yankees . The team has shown mild interest in free agent Yu Darvish, but signing him would be a challenge given their goal to get under the luxury tax this offseason. (more...)
OJ Simpson addresses rumor he's Khloe Kardashian's dad OJ Simpson addresses rumor he's Khloe Kardashian's dad
- January 10, 2018

O.J. Simpson assured he's not Khloe Kardashian's real father - shooting down a long-running conspiracy theory. The camera man then pointed out that Khloe Kardashian announced that she is pregnant with her first child [on December 20]. (more...)
Eagles vs Falcons Breakdown: Running Backs Eagles vs Falcons Breakdown: Running Backs
- January 10, 2018

Philadelphia finished third in the league with 28.6 points per game, but they'll be forced to rely upon Nick Foles with starting quarterback Carson Wentz done for the season. The Falcons and Eagles will meet for the fourth time in the postseason in a NFC Divisional Round playoff game on Saturday. The star receiver caught 88 passes for 1,444 yards on the season. (more...)
Arkansas officially hires veteran SEC DC John Chavis for same position Arkansas officially hires veteran SEC DC John Chavis for same position
- January 10, 2018

Under Morris as offensive coordinator and Dabo Swinney as head coach at Clemson, Craddock in 2012 worked in player development and as an offensive graduate assistant in 2013 and 2014 before accompanying Morris to SMU being elevated to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach . (more...)
Britain sets Pyeongchang target of at least five medals Britain sets Pyeongchang target of at least five medals
- January 10, 2018

Norway has won more golf medals in the Winter Olympics than any other country in history. Figure skating, where Britain once hailed Olympic champions in Robin Cousins, John Curry, Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean, was also seen as an outside chance for a first medal since 1994 through Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland. (more...)
Eliot Wolf has an offer from Raiders too Eliot Wolf has an offer from Raiders too
- January 10, 2018

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy praised Wolf's future in the NFL. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the deal is for five years for Gutekunst, who has been with the Packers for 19 years and was promoted to director of player personnel on March 21, 2016. (more...)