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After a disjointed preseason, uneven start to the regular season, and a 1-4 road trip packed with fits and starts, the return home Wednesday night after two days off against the also-ran Chicago Bulls was the flawless time for the Celtics to begin resembling the team that was supposed to be the one to beat in the Eastern Conference this season.
  • Confident Marin Cilic: I think I can beat Novak Djokovic

    Confident Marin Cilic: I think I can beat Novak Djokovic

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    There were few moments to test the 02 Arena's crowd decibel-level monitor - a new gimmick this year - but despite not feeling well, Djokovic had too much guile for Zverev. What had promised to be a real battle petered out into a another one-sided affair and the seventh consecutive group match this year not to go the distance.
  • Anthony In Search Of New Team

    Anthony In Search Of New Team

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    Nuggets head coach Michael Malone inserted Torrey Craig into the game and he immediately injected Denver with more adrenaline and intensity than they played with all night. In addition to the Rockets, Anthony also looked at the Miami Heat as a potential destination. The Rockets finished last season with a 65-17 record and advanced to the Western Conference Finals, where they fell to the Warriors in seven games.
  • New Zealand to host Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021

    New Zealand to host Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021

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    The Black Ferns defeated England 41-32 in a final at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast to seal their fifth world title. "Securing the Women's Rugby World Cup, against strong competition from Australia, shows the growing status and recognition of global women's sporting events", he says.
  • Shorewood grad Blake Snell wins American League Cy Young award

    Shorewood grad Blake Snell wins American League Cy Young award

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    He was the 11th straight pitcher to win after leading the AL in wins (21) and ERA (1.89), and 14th of 15 since the award was given in both leagues starting in 1967. Thus did Scherzer, whose 2.53 ERA ranked third in the NL behind deGrom and Nola (2.37), come up short in his quest for back-to-back-to-back Cy Young Awards, a feat previously achieved only by Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson.
  • Rooney excited to see new ‘fearless’ England

    Rooney excited to see new ‘fearless’ England

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    The D.C. United forward will win his 120th England cap on Thursday after Gareth Southgate sanctioned an appearance in the friendly with the United States at Wembley, two years after announcing his worldwide retirement. "And its important to me to give my full commitment to DC". Cole, who turned 37 last week, made 716 appearances and scored 104 goals for seven clubs and completed his career with Tampa Bay Rowdies in the second-tier United Soccer League.
  • Rajon Rondo suffers broken hand, out several weeks

    Rajon Rondo suffers broken hand, out several weeks

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    James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in the off-season for the storied Los Angeles Lakers , which despite having fallen on hard times in recent years remains one of the league's glamour franchises. McGee finished with 20 points on 12 shots from the field - his third game of 20 or more points this season - along with a couple of blocks. "When I'm able to do what I love to do, do it at this level, even being mentioned with the greats who have played this game - it just always brings me back ...
  • Wayne Rooney to be England captain during farewell appearance

    Wayne Rooney to be England captain during farewell appearance

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    The former United captain, who is also England's record scorer with 53 goals coming in 119 appearances, will come on as a substitute for Gareth Southgate's side. "He was one of the big reasons we were successful (in the summer)". England's all-time leading goalscorer will wear the number 10 shirt and replace Fabian Delph as captain when he is introduced from the bench.
  • Injured Man Utd duo Pogba and Martial drop out of France squad

    Injured Man Utd duo Pogba and Martial drop out of France squad

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    Lacazette meanwhile also played all 90 minutes, with the striker turning out in Arsenal's 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium against Wolves. Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba have withdrawn from the France squad through injury - despite meeting up with their global team-mates at Clairefontaine on Monday.
  • Rory McIlroy may quit European Tour membership in 2019

    Rory McIlroy may quit European Tour membership in 2019

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    Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley admits he is baffled by the prospect of Rory McIlroy playing just two European Tour events next season. McIlroy would need to appear in a minimum of four regular events - including his home tournament, which is the Irish Open.
  • Notre Dame holds at No

    Notre Dame holds at No

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    The Mountaineers either need to lose their last two (at Oklahoma State, vs. Oklahoma) or the Sooners need to lose to West Virginia in two weeks. Could the committee squeeze in the Tide after a loss to Georgia, which would obviously get in, if Clemson , Notre Dame and MI (and maybe even Oklahoma) all won out? The committee's top 10 remained the same - Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia were the top five.
  • III basketball player suspended for ruthlessly elbowing opponent

    III basketball player suspended for ruthlessly elbowing opponent

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    Fitchburg State has since issued a statement saying that he "has been indefinitely suspended from the team and barred from campus, effective immediately". A Division III men's basketball player has been kicked off his team and barred from Fitchburg State University after elbowing an opposing player late Tuesday, athletic officials announced Wednesday.
  • Rex Ryan Goes Bananas on Jets Management After Blowout Loss

    Rex Ryan Goes Bananas on Jets Management After Blowout Loss

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    The move came after the Bills chose to start Matt Barkley over Peterman in Sunday's 41-10 win over the New York Jets . The move was announced by the team Monday and made as the Bills enter their bye week. Barkley sparked Buffalo's bumbling offense with two touchdown passes, including one to offensive tackle Dion Dawkins, LeSean McCoy broke out of a season-long slump with 113 yards rushing and a pair of TD runs, and the Bills (3-7) were in control before many fans had settled into ...
  • 5 factors responsible for Santiago Solari’s quick success at Real Madrid

    5 factors responsible for Santiago Solari’s quick success at Real Madrid

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    Marco Asensio believes Real Madrid's senior players should take responsibility for the woeful start to the season which saw Julen Lopetegui sacked last month. This is Solari's maiden job in charge of a first team. Madrid were under pressure to give Solari - or someone else - the deal on a permanent basis, due to Spanish rules preventing an interim coach being kept in position for longer than two weeks.
  • India beat West Indies by 6 wickets in 3rd T20I

    India beat West Indies by 6 wickets in 3rd T20I

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    With two balls left and one run needed, Dhawan clubbed Fabian Allen's delivery straight to Kieron Pollard at long-on, bringing an end to his highest T20 global innings. "But it is important to get the best out of everyone and create a unit that can challenge for the T20 World Cup in Australia ". Pooran blasted four fours and as many sixes in his 25-ball unbeaten innings.