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The Spurs offense showed a new wrinkle against the Warriors

As it turns out, the 27-year-old shooting guard was a rookie with the Spurs last season. Eager, he declared for the National Basketball Association draft after his junior season in 2012, yet went undrafted. "He just goes and plays". And so, I've added a "roll call" to the original gamethread, just so we can see who's hanging out with us on game night! But at Oracle Arena on Tuesday, in front of 20,000 fans ready to witness the beginning of a new, even more dominant era of Warriors basketball, ...

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Russell Westbrook says he didn't watch Kevin Durant's Warriors debut

After missing the last couple of seasons, it looks like the former Kansas star may be one of the most healthy players on the team. However, it's important to remember that basketball players also function as entertainers, and Embiid has thus far proved himself to be a consummate one.

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Andrew Miller Becomes Fourth Reliever To Win ALCS MVP

The Cubs and Dodgers faced off later Wednesday in Los Angeles in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series with the hosts up 2-1. In exchange for a package of four prospects, the Tribe acquired Andrew Miller from the New York Yankees one day after it was announced that Jonathan Lucroy had declined a proposed trade that would have sent him to Cleveland.

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Ohio State line needs to get past growing pains

This time, nobody came to their rescue. All five of those games were already winnable before the Lions toppled the Buckeyes, and now look likely to put Penn State somewhere between eight and nine wins. That offensive line play will need to be re-evaluated. The players didn't know what happened until Franklin told them at a team meeting Friday. Saturday's effort saw Barrett under siege from start to finish.

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The Auburn Tigers blew out Arkansas 56-3 on Saturday

Auburn did all that running without Kerryon Johnson, who came into last week as Auburn's leading rusher but was held out because of a sore ankle. With the game totals, Allen and Williams are now the SEC leaders for passing and rushing and are the only teammates from a power 5 conference to lead in both categories.

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Aguero and Kompany staying put at City, says Guardiola

City have not won any of their past four matches but are top of the Premier League and Guardiola won his first 10 games after he took charge in the summer. But if you believe I am going to win 4-0 at the Camp Nou, no, I am good but not that. "I think when he's trying to play one game and after that another one, he'll take a lot of confidence and maybe he'll be able to play more games".

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Need time to acclimatise to English football, says Guardiola

We didn't win in five - young players need to play in a good environment. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has surprised his players with his distant approach since taking charge, according to a report. Pedro's first goal of the season came in his 50th appearance. He said: "Our last few games have been tough". Former United and England midfielder Owen Hargreaves is surprised a player of his quality keeps being overlooked.

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Warriors get wake-up call as Durant era opens with a thud

Durant hit 11 of 18 shots en route to 27 points, and Stephen Curry totaled 26 for the Warriors , who won an NBA-record 73 games last season and didn't suffer their first loss until December 12 after a 24-game winning streak to open the year.

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Man United v Man City: EFL Cup preview, line-ups & predictions

Ever since Guardiola was named as the Barcelona manager in 2008, he and Mourinho have become locked in one of the fiercest managerial rivalries in history. Just before this season's Manchester Derby which will be played in the round of 16 of the EFL Cup , the Qatariclub Al Sadd player had said that " sometimes, when things don't go well for Mourinho, he wants war not football " as the case was when " he was at Madrid " and the former Spanish global hopes that " we don't see that again in ...

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MLB hopes to beat rain, get in Game 2

In three innings the Indians' number one starter fanned a MLB-record eight batters while surrendering just one hit in that span. The Indians, who haven't won a title since 1948, reached their first World Series since 1997. Critical to the effort was the strikeout of Cubs veteran David Ross with a checked swing on a 3-2 slider to strand the bases loaded in the seventh. "Kluber was good.

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Kompany cautious after injury problems

Whilst fans will be worrying after City's divisional rivals closed the gap on them, striker Sergio Aguero has rallied the troops ahead of a big run of fixtures for the title favourites, which could well define their season. "It's just physically impossible for me to play down a derby", said Kompany (30). "I know the strikers depend on the moments, sometimes they're good, but we can not forget how many goals he has scored for us", he added.

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Jose Mourinho apologises to Manchester United fans in programme notes for derby

The Italian explained that he was merely attempting to enliven the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge, with Red Devils fans' singing more audible than the home support towards the end of the match, despite the scoreline being in the Londoners' favour.

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EFL Cup: Chelsea out, Man Utd win derby

Manchester United take on bitter local rivals Manchester City in the fourth round of the League Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Premier League leaders City are without a win in five matches across all competitions, while their near neighbours suffered a humbling 4-0 reverse at Chelsea on Sunday.

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Cavaliers off to a winning start on a good night for Cleveland

The Cavs' victory also released a sense of civic pride that was on display while Cleveland hosted the Republic National Convention and right through the summer as the Indians began their run toward an AL pennant. James said the Cavs were now intent on delivering more success for the franchise's fans after last season's breakthrough. The Cavs expanded it to 82-64 at the end of third, thanks to a couple of massive LeBron dunks and lots of nifty baskets from Irving.

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Dartmouth Alum Hendricks Pitches Cubs to First World Series in 71 Years

This item has been corrected to show there were an estimated 300,000 people, not 30,000. Chicago native Jimmy Tingas owns Wrigleyville Grill in San Antonio where he caters to homesick former Chicagoans still craving hot dogs and Italian beef.

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Cubs' clinched most-viewed LCS game since 2010

Then again, if the Cubs win , they'll end a 108-year title drought . But the reality of the Cleveland Indians would set in once the Cubs got rid of this hangover. If anything can overwhelm these kid Cubbies, they haven't faced it yet. With a mere four Cubs wins , baseball rhetoric could rid itself of the Curse of the Billy Goat forever.

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Manchester United captain Chris Smalling puts down Liverpool

We tried to start really strong in both halves, but they are a good team. "We controlled the game not just tactically but the emotion of the game, that was probably the quietest Anfield I had and I was expecting it to be the other way".

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Indians rout Cubs in Game 1

The American League Championship Series MVP took over for Kluber with a runner on first and no outs in the seventh but allowed a walk and single to load the bases. Perez connected in the fourth for a 3-0 lead. When you give a guy like Kluber - who's locked in from pitch one - two runs in the first, it makes his job a lot easier.

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Antonio Conte believes Chelsea fans can learn from Man United fans

Mourinho's cold approach to his players has also disappointed some United players. The former Chelsea boss has been living in a penthouse at the famous Manchester Lowry Hotel since taking over from Louis van Gaal at the beginning of the season.

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Takeaways from the Green Bay Packers win against Chicago

The second half started with disaster; a fumble by QB Aaron Rodgers deep in Packers territory, leading to the Bears' first defensive touchdown in 35 games. The Packers become just the 2nd team in National Football League history, and the first since the 1994 Patriots, to have 3 receivers with at least 10 receptions in a game.

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Cavaliers defeat Knicks to open 2016-17 season with W

The Cavs rapidly turned the screw in the second half, pulling clear once more to run out convincing winners. Maybe it was the rings and banners, maybe it was the pressure coming off. Rising sophomore Porzingis chipped in 16 points on 5-for-13 shooting, including a 3-for-5 mark from 3-point land, to go with seven boards and two blocks in 33 minutes for the Knicks , who will return to NY to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

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With a beauty by Nacho, Madrid routs Leonesa in Copa del Rey

Among those who played were Pepe, Dani Carvajal and Toni Kroos. Madrid defender Nacho , however, scored a very hard goal in the process. However, the beast that is Real Madrid awaits and having drawn four successive matches, the La Liga giants have gone on to record three straight victories to reaffirm their title credentials.

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Colts vs. Titans Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

Sep 11, 2016; Indianapolis , IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway (91) celebrates a tackle for a loss with team mates in the second half of the game against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium . Patrick Robinson played a much better game and should have had an interception, although it was negated by Josh McNary's foolish penalty. But Mariota capped the drive with a TD pass.

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Misbah disappointed at Windies' fall from grace

He would go on to nearly notch a century, but having reached 95 he was then bowled by Yasir, leaving the score at 244 for six. The follow on once again wasn't enforced by Pakistan and they set about building an insurmountable total, eventually declaring on 2 for 227 with all of Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali and Sami Aslam going past 50.

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World Series bound Indians Twitter Troll Jose Bautista for Pre-Game Comment

But it's all you've got for now. "These guys have been the faces of this franchise for many years now". As Santana's teammates swarmed over the rail to celebrate, Jays fans took a collective deep breath and began chanting "Let's go Blue Jays", in tribute to their fallen heroes.

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Big Day for Cleveland Sports as both Cavs and Indians Victorious

The team received the ring in a pregame ceremony on Tuesday, which proved emotional for some of the team, including LeBron James , who gave a speech that had fans on their feet shouting "MVP". The continuity that the Cavaliers carry over is invaluable. After that, it was basically Ron Baker time - as the Knicks cleared the bench, and even their undrafted rookie got to play.

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Jose Mourinho demands response from United as FA considers charge

Moses' display earned him high praise from former Blue Cascarino. And Nevin, who insisted that none of Mourinho's tactics worked against the Blues, thinks the Portuguese tactician will be tortured by the thought of being out-thought by his Chelsea counterpart Conte.

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Defense rests: No. 16 Oklahoma beats Texas Tech 66-59

Mayfield is No. 17 in passing yardage, averaging 300 yards per game. There are absolutely no surprises with the Red Raiders at this stage of the season. Texas in first quarter) and OU's first TD pass from a non-quarterback since 2014. "He's got incredible speed and quickness and he's a great route runner and sure-handed".

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Joe Namath knocks Geno Smith on Twitter

The former Pro Bowler, who has battled injuries, said his body can't take "the punishment" of National Football League play. Consider it a two week tryout, because if the Jets come back home with two losses against poor teams, Bowles will make another change.

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Rodgers, Adams Lead Packers To 26-10 Win

That portends a heavy workload for Montgomery, who went from playing just 17 offensive snaps in the team's first four games - including zero against Minnesota on September 25 - to playing 35 of the Packers' 70 offensive snaps against the Cowboys.

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Arby's to sell venison sandwiches in 6 deer-hunting states

The fast food chain is adding venison to its menu starting October 31, but the deer meat will only be available at select stores in Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The sandwich will be available only for a limited time in select markets. 3821 Tower Ave., Superior, Wis. 3275 First St. S, St. Cloud, Minnesota.

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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss frustrated with life alone in hotel

Willian came off the bench against United and could start for the first time since taking compassionate leave following the death of his mother. So, how will Mourinho raise the morale of his players? There are issues for Mourinho throughout the team.

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Munster-Glasgow to go ahead despite Foley death

His widow Olive and two young sons Tony and Dan, both wearing Munster jerseys, were supported by his father Brendan, himself a former Ireland global, and other relatives in emotional scenes outside the church. "As I got to know him more as coaches he would always come up and chat with you and be honest and share what was going on in his world as a coach".

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Broncos' DST plays valiantly in loss to Chargers

Denver also committed 12 penalties for 103 yards, which cost it a chance to earn a dramatic win. The Chargers had actually finished. Philip Rivers threw for 178 yards and one touchdown, passing Hall of Famer Dan Fouts to become San Diego's career passing leader, and the Chargers held off the Broncos 21-13.

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Ajayi makes history as Dolphins run past Bills

MESSAGE RECEIVED: After Miami's Jay Ajayi more than doubled his season rushing total with 204 yards last week against the Steelers, a teammate hung a gas can in his locker with an accompanying note: "Can you fill up your gas tank every single week?" "I've always had confidence in my ability", Ajayi said.


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