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Derrick Rose's 30-point game overshadowed by Russell Westbrook

Westbrook is almost averaging a triple-double for the season. "Alex is going to be an important ingredient", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. 19 games into the season, and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double.

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Eagles RG Brandon Brooks hospitalized, out Monday vs. Packers

In a more recent report, shared by the Bleacher Report weeks ago, it was alleged that Aaron Rodgers hadn't seen his family in two years - and that he had reportedly missed his grandfather's funeral. Green Bay is a team in decline. The Packers have allowed 30 points in each of their last four losses and became the first team in the National Football League this season to give up 40 or more points in back-to-back games with their losses to the Titans and Redskins.

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Gerard Gallant Reportedly Fired by Panthers: Details, Comments and Reaction

Shortly after that is when he apparently was told of the dismissal, and Gallant then waited for a taxi after his luggage was unloaded from the buses that were to carry the Panthers to the airport. Leighton was also involved in the play as he earned his fourth career assist, being the last to touch the puck before Rask picked it up in the Carolina zone.

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Inter gives new coach Pioli 1st win

Stefano Pioli will be looking for his first win as Inter boss when Fiorentina visit San Siro for Monday's Serie A clash. I think our fitness levels aren't the issue. It took the visitors until the half hour to threaten, with Josip Ilicic's pacey, curling free kick forcing a great diving save from Samir Handanovic at his far post.

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Hayes scores as Bruins beat Lightning 4-1

Deadlocked in a scoreless draw through one, the Bruins turned the heat on Tampa's Ben Bishop in the second period with 15 shots on goal, and found paydirt three times, the first on a net-front whack from Dominic Moore , the second on a power-play deflection from David Backes , and the third from Jimmy Hayes for Hayes' first goal in 36 (yes, 36) games.

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Burnley vs Manchester City: Pep Guardiola warns Citizens against underestimating Clarets

Guardiola's side have been inconsistent while juggling European and domestic demands, dropping points in each of their last three home league matches and falling to third place in the table as a result. After going down after 20 minutes thanks to a 15-yard strike by forward Raffael,Pep Guardiola's Manchester City were able to fight back before the break.

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Packers at Redskins Game Preview

Green Bay lost its top two running backs earlier when Eddie Lacy and James Starks went down. SACKS IN BUNCHES: One reason things fell apart for the Redskins in the playoff game was that their initial pass rush on Rodgers was neutralized by Green Bay's running game.

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Dallas prep school disavows white nationalist alumnus Richard Spencer

Mark's School of Texas , honor the values with which we were raised and educated: respect, compassion, service, and a vision of our city and country that includes people of all races, religions, and origins". On GAB, a social media network preferred by white nationalists following the suspension of a number of accounts-including Spencer's-on Twitter, Spencer reportedly reacted to his former classmates' efforts.

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Garrett: Dak Prescott's poise the key to his success

If that means he's playing like a daddy, who are we to argue? As long as the red-zone defense doesn't deteriorate - it now ranks 20th, allowing touchdowns on 56% of possessions inside the 20-yard line - that could be enough to enable the franchise to reach its first Super Bowl since the 1995 season.

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Patriots, Jets Game Could be a Close One

Leading up to Sunday's game, Brady was asked, while at the podium, about his thoughts on his achievements and milestone. Brady, who was listed as questionable due to a knee injury, surely knows of what Revis speaks. The Jets recorded just one first drive on the subsequent possession, after which Brady helped set up Mitchell's redemption by going 6 of 8 for 83 yards on the go-ahead drive, during which the Patriots converted a fourth-and-4 inside the Jets 40-yard line with just under three ...

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Dalvin Cook runs over Florida one last time

Florida: The Gators will face top-ranked Alabama for the second straight year in the SEC championship game next Saturday in Atlanta. The first set up Cook's record-breaking score that set the tone; the second set up a Francois touchdown rush that sealed another in-state win.

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Chapecoense Plane Crash Tragedy

Local police confirmed 75 people aboard the plane died, leaving behind six survivors. From Lionel Messi to Neymar, from Diego Maradona to Rafael Nadal, the world of sports expressed its sorrow following the crash of the plane carrying the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense.

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Things to Know: Lakers vs. Warriors

I'm very thankful, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, that we do not see them for a long, long time". After all of this early season exposure, these teams don't finish their season series until April 12 in Oakland. The entire team is rolling on offense and that was on full display Wednesday night against the Lakers. "I was just trying to figure everybody out in that starting group and just play".

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Russell Westbrook is now officially averaging a triple-double

With just four more rebounds through the first 17 games, the Thunder point guard would be averaging a triple-double on the season, something only National Basketball Association legend Oscar Robertson accomplished over a full 82-game slate.

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Panthers Fire Head Coach Gerard Gallant

Yandle has been an advanced-stats favorite as someone who generates positive possession numbers. The Panthers have placed an emphasis on analytics. There is middle ground here. As a team, we knew we had to play better in the second period. "We decided the change is necessary to move in a different direction". We'll look at other National Hockey League news near the end of this post, but for now, I direct you to the game thread for the Panthers' last game courtesy of our SB Nation ...

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Man Utd defender Phil Jones: Mourinho's best quality is

Rooney apologised last week for "inappropriate" pictures of him at a wedding at the national team's hotel during the global break. If his performance against Feyenoord on Thursday is anything to go by, Wayne Rooney is a man reborn. However, Mourinho could be set to hand him another place in his starting line-up after insisting his performance against Feyenoord "gives him the right to believe" that he can play in their next game.

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Conte: Premier League tougher than ever before

Antonio Conte immediately turned his attention to Chelsea's derby against rivals Tottenham following the 1-0 victory at Middlesbrough. I think everybody understood about this philosophy - that's why we are doing well. Boro boss Aitor Karanka labelled the Blues as title favourites before the game, owing much to their lack of European commitments. "When you create many chances, it's important to score and then you can arrive at the end without (being) afraid", he said.

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Liverpool, Southampton play to scoreless tie

But the German remains confident that the impetus and synergy shown by his players over the course of recent weeks has "absolutely not" been impacted upon. Everybody could see already this season that on a very good day, we are able to score fantastic goals . Unlike his back line most weeks, Jurgen Klopp doesn't let anything creep through.

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Carmelo Anthony hoped that Russell Westbrook would have joined the Knicks

Russell Westbrook is having quite an unbelievable season for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and his insane start has resulted in the point guard becoming the first player since Oscar Robertson to be averaging a triple-double at this stage of the campaign.

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Westbrook has 8th triple double

Kristaps Porzingis added 21 points and Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 18 points. Where will Westbrook and the Thunder finish this season? OKC chipped away at the deficit and by halftime led the Knicks 58-55. Porzingis followed that up by hitting a jump shot while Willy Hernangomez cut the Thunder's lead to 93-87 with his eighth point of the night. He brought the ball up and tried to create, but turned it over on a pass with about 5 seconds to go.

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Sounders beat Rapids 1-0 to advance to MLS Cup

So I will sit back and see what comes. He was good enough to deliver a clutch goal . And of course Morris has also done his bit. It took only about an hour for the Rapids' season to end before Jones announced on social media that he is looking to offer his services elsewhere.

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Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook day-to-day ahead of Big Ten Championship Game

After Ohio State beat Michigan, the Nittany Lions (10-2, 7-1) controlled their own destiny, and earned a spot in the Big Ten Championship game by rolling Michigan State (3-9, 1-8) 45-12 in Happy Valley. The win wraps up Ohio State's regular season at 11-1 (8-1 in Big Ten), and although they are now ranked second in the College Football Playoff Rankings, will have to wait and see if the committee elects to put them in the final four.

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Michigan State coach Tom Izzo apologizes to team for tough schedule

Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. You are reading news and information on LongIsland.com, Long Island's Most Popular Website, Since 1996. "I was just hoping the timeouts could overcome it but they didn't". "We'd been preparing for that for a while — we put a ton into that game", Wade said.

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Clemson remains in CFB Playoff's Top 4 despite loss

If the Nittany Lions win out (at Rutgers, vs. Michigan State ) and Ohio State beats Michigan at the end of the regular season, Penn State will win the Big Ten East and head to Indianapolis. Oklahoma was the highest rated Big 12 team at nine and Colorado was 10th. MI has beaten three teams in the AP's top 12. " Oklahoma is a team that has a tremendous offense", Hocutt said.

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Bills still miffed over refs in last year's loss to Jaguars

Not including a 1-2 record against the Los Angeles-based Raiders , the Bills have lost their past eight games at Oakland. For this, 67,849 fans at New Era Field and millions more who tune in to National Football League highlight shows have Bills running back LeSean McCoy, quarterback Tyrod Taylor and wide receiver Sammy Watkins to thank.

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Liverpool legend speaks about Leeds United's chances of a cup upset

The former Swansea boss is well aware of Reds' free-scoring football and determined not to be distracted by all the nostalgia when a famous Leeds side used to produce Premier League classics against Liverpool decades back. Top scorer Wood is on the bench, along with Phillips, Luke Ayling, Marcus Antonsson, Matt Grimes, Alex Mowatt and Robert Green. However, Jurgen has to deal with a handful of problems going into this match.

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Spinners Help India Triumph Over England in Second Test

After giving Ashwin and Jadeja plenty of bowling time, Kohli finally brought on his third spinner Jayant Yadav. With Stuart Broad seen to be hobbling during the second Indian innings of the Test match, he too may be rested. Leg-spinner Rashid soon swung into action with four wickets including that of captain Kohli who added 25 runs to his overnight 56. Ashwin finally trapped Stokes lbw and even though the batsman reviewed the decision, the on-field call was upheld by the third umpire.

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Steve Smith: New players energised the team after the Hobart nightmare

Speaking at the press conference in the aftermath of the Test, du Plessis said he would fondly remember this series despite the setback in Adelaide . Opening the innings along with Dean Elgar, Cook dug in and batted through the innings in tough conditions to post a valuable half-century. The South Africans thought they had taken the wicket of Renshaw in the second over when they claimed a slips catch by Hashim Amla off Vernon Philander.

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Rodgers tosses two TDs, Packers beat Eagles 27-13

Rodgers' completion percentage of 76.92 percent is the third-highest ever against the Eagles for a quarterback who attempted at least 30 passes. "Winning is very hard in this league, and we haven't had the feeling in five weeks", Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.

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Rodgers leads Packers to win over Eagles

ESPN's Lisa Salters reported as much during ESPN's "Monday Night Football" telecast, showing video of Rodgers entering a mysterious, small tent on the sideline. "It's been a rough stretch", Rodgers said. He briefly returned to start the third quarter before leaving the game for good. "He's an excellent leader, always has been".

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Volquez agrees to 2-year deal with Marlins

In 2016, Volquez posted a 10-11 record with a 5.37 ERA and 139 strikeouts in 34 starts. Miami is tasked with the hard reality of having to re-build their rotation following the death of ace Jose Fernandez . He's 33 but has pitched at least 189 innings each of the past three years. Acquired from the Miami Marlins in a December 2014 trade, Eovaldi was 9-8 with a 4.76 ERA this year.

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Alabama's Nick Saban: 'It's never OK to lose a game'

The defense pushed its string of quarters without allowing a touchdown to 14-plus and shut down the league's top running game. If Nick Saban's team loses in the SEC Championship game, they're still more than likely to find a spot playing for the national title which per AL.com sparked a question at media availability on Monday about if Alabama coach Nick Saban expected his team to have the sort of competitive fire they normally come out with considering on the grand scheme of national ...

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John's Comeback Effort Falls Short against VCU, 75-69

The Rams answered with a 10-1 run to cut the St. John's lead to just four, 21-17, on a JeQuan Lewis triple near the midway mark of the half. He hit 3 of 4 3-point attempts after never hitting more than one in any game in his career. "We've basically played our fifth game together, so some of that takes time ", Mullin said. Donovan Mitchell made two 3-pointers in the final 4 1/2 minutes and scored 14 points to help No.

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Montreal Impact-Toronto FC match sets record for TV audience in Canada

It's a fact Impact coach Mauro Biello will not forget as Montreal looks to book its place in the MLS Cup. Didier Drogba has played his last game in Montreal. He wasn't as effective as perhaps most people would've wanted and the team was getting better results without him on the field. The Chelsea legend is the most famous player to pull on the Impact jersey, but after two season at the Canadian club, the 38-year-old says he will not be returning in 2017.

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Liverpool expect midfielder Philippe Coutinho to be sidelined until January

FC's Craig Burley had some harsh words for Barcelona coach Luis Enrique ahead of El Clasico this weekend. Leeds head coach Garry Monk is determined not to be distracted by all the nostalgia attached to his side's EFL Cup quarter-final tie at Liverpool on Tuesday night.


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