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Sports Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics 2017
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics 2017

The Celtics , who have a 13-game winning streak, are now sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 13-2 record behind Irving's strong play this season after the team traded for him over the summer. The Celtics started 7 of 9 from the field to lead 17-4, but the Nets jumped ahead in the second quarter and countered every time Boston threated to pull away until the final minutes.

Sports Fleetwood and Rose look set for desert duel, Fitzpatrick leads in Dubai
Author: 0 Fleetwood and Rose look set for desert duel, Fitzpatrick leads in Dubai

A bogey at 18 resulted in Rose signing for a two-over 70, slipping to joint-third on eight under and leading Fleetwood by just the two strokes heading into moving day. "But I needed a low one today for sort of both purposes, maybe. Race to Dubai, I can't do anything about the maths or what Justin does or anything", he conceded.

Sports Murray splits with coach Lendl for second time
Author: 0 Murray splits with coach Lendl for second time

Murray intends to be ready for the start of next season in January, when the Australian Open is played, saying Friday: "My focus now is on getting ready for Australia with the team I have in place and getting back to competing". That came at the Dubai Tennis Championships in March, while his best slam performance was reaching the semi-finals of the French Open. "We had a great run and a lot of fun".

Sports David Moyes
Author: 0 David Moyes "really relishing" West Ham United challenge

He quickly put together a heavyweight backroom team, anxious not to leave anything to chance or for the players he has inherited to think that they can cut corners. "But he has to be a team player". "I could talk about winning Manager of the Year three times in a row". He told, "As soon as I heard it was David Moyes , I just visualised him sitting on the bench at Sunderland - a broken man.

Sports Women become first Nigerian qualifiers, African bobsledders at Winter Games
Author: 0 Women become first Nigerian qualifiers, African bobsledders at Winter Games

Thirty years after the Jamaican bobsled team captured hearts around the world, three women from Nigeria stand on the brink of making history of their own in the same event. He now is the president of the Senegalese Ski Federation. The Winter Olympics begin February 8 with curling and ski jumping competitions before the opening ceremony.

Sports Italy's coach Gian Piero Ventura sacked following World Cup failure
Author: 0 Italy's coach Gian Piero Ventura sacked following World Cup failure

The FIGC said it will consider "important names" to replace Ventura and former Italy worldwide Ravanelli insisted the country must turn to Chelsea's Conte, who left the role past year having reached the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. "[I want to] create a good basis with this team, we won last season but we know very well there is a lot of work to do, and I am very focused on Chelsea and totally committed to the club".

Sports Ben Affleck on Harvey Weinstein: 'I Knew He Was Sleazy'
Author: 0 Ben Affleck on Harvey Weinstein: 'I Knew He Was Sleazy'

The Oscar-winning artist described the claims made against Weinstein as "awful" and "hideous", and said they tainted the memory of his early movies that he'd worked with the producer on. In a bid to champion women's rights, Affleck spent a large part of his interview calling on others to "believe" the victims, instead of promoting his film Justice league .

Sports Danica Patrick announces retirement from full-time racing
Author: 0 Danica Patrick announces retirement from full-time racing

Patrick's contract with Stewart-Haas Racing will come to an end on Sunday after the season-ending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami, and Aric Almirola will be the new driver for the No. Expect there to be plenty of thought pieces about Patrick and her legacy over the months to come. While Patrick acknowledged she will never say never to racing after that, the plan is for those two events to be her final races as a driver.

Sports Dimitrov reaches semifinals at ATP Finals, beats Goffin
Author: 0 Dimitrov reaches semifinals at ATP Finals, beats Goffin

When Carreno Busta served to stay in the set, he fluffed his lines again, with Thiem taking the second break point after his weighty forehand was too hot to handle. When Dimitrov led 6-0 3-0 and 30-0 on the Goffin serve it seemed he would match one of the myriad records Federer holds - the only "double-bagel" victory achieved in the tournament.

Sports National Football League looking into claim that Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston groped Uber driver
Author: 0 National Football League looking into claim that Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston groped Uber driver

Winston has since been banned from using Uber and Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter has announced that the team will be making a statement concerning the allegations later on in the day on Friday. He asked to stop for food, and while waiting in line at a drive-thru, "he reached over and he just grabbed my crotch". The Buccaneers say they are aware of an allegation against Winston but did not provide specifics.

Sports Loftus-Cheek can kick-start career at Palace - Hodgson
Author: 0 Loftus-Cheek can kick-start career at Palace - Hodgson

Loftus-Cheek made his senior debut for Chelsea in 2014 and has managed only six Premier League starts for the west London club, but he could yet revive his Blues fortunes following an assured introduction to worldwide football. However, there is certainly a place that can be won for both players at the club in the future. "He played for two years on loan and is now playing regularly for Chelsea ", Conte said.

Sports Chris Coleman set to be named new manager of Sunderland
Author: 0 Chris Coleman set to be named new manager of Sunderland

The Wales boss is out of contract at the end of the year but FAW bosses were in talks to extend his contract until 2020. The 47-year-old led his country to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 but has now chose to get back into club football. Sunderland are now rock bottom of the second tier and are staring a second straight relegation in the face. 47-year-old Coleman has been in charge of the Welsh national side since 2012 and has seen his stock rise after leading Wales to Euro 2016 and ...

Sports Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suspended by Borussia Dortmund
Author: 0 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suspended by Borussia Dortmund

His 2-day trip was not sanctioned by the club and therefore they had to suspend him on this ground. On Thursday evening, the German club announced that the Gabon global will not be part of their squad to play Stuttgart on Friday, citing behavioural problems as the reason.

Sports Celtics Player Gives Emotional Interview After Playing Following Death Of Best Friend
Author: 0 Celtics Player Gives Emotional Interview After Playing Following Death Of Best Friend

His childhood best friend, Trevin Steede, had passed away the night before in Atlanta, and Brown was a wreck. You know what I mean? "I didn't want to leave my room", Brown said . "You do your best to console them, to encourage them", Irving said. Jaylen Brown remembers his high school friend who died Thursday and how he found the will to play against the Warriors .

Sports Peru down New Zealand to complete World Cup lineup
Author: 0 Peru down New Zealand to complete World Cup lineup

Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday night to win a two-leg playoff and earn the 32nd and last spot in the World Cup field in Russian Federation. However, Gareca did not make the final squad that, thanks largely to Diego Maradona's guile and brilliance, would lift the title at the Aztec Stadium in 1986.

Sports Houston Rockets beat Phoenix Suns 142-116
Author: 0 Houston Rockets beat Phoenix Suns 142-116

Houston's franchise record for points in a half was 87, against the Denver Nuggets on November 6, 1990. He is 37 for 37 from the foul line over the past two games, an National Basketball Association record. No such luck for the Phoenix Suns . "I think he's playing tomorrow, so we'll see". "But we were on the wrong end of that tonight". The Suns have lost seven of eight.

Author: 0 Larry Fitzgerald nearing one-year contract extension with Cardinals

The extension keeps Fitz under contract and in a Cardinals jersey for the 2018 season, if he decides to play another season. If Arizona does make a quarterback change, Fitzgerald's presence should ease the transition. He could also surpass Randy Moss for third on the all-time receiving yards list by the end of the season, needing only another 227 yards to catch him, while second-placed Terrell Owens is 869 yards ahead.

Sports Paul Merson states his prediction for West Brom v Chelsea
Author: 0 Paul Merson states his prediction for West Brom v Chelsea

He said: "No, not at all". He added: "If the club decide what they decide, I have got great respect for everybody at the football club, from the supporters to the chairman, to the board". The West Londoners have won on their last two visits to The Hawthorns, but they may have to do without Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi for the match, as they sustained minor injuries whilst on global duty.

Sports Arsene Wenger says end-of-season review of Arsenal position nothing unusual
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger says end-of-season review of Arsenal position nothing unusual

Arsène Wenger , who talked previous year about the idea of being England manager, has spoken of the possibility of a move into worldwide football and being involved at the 2022 World Cup . But Wenger believes that the Gulf nation will come up trumps and shock football fans by making a huge success of hosting the showpiece. According to the Telegraph , Rowley who pre-dates the arrival of Arsene Wenger over two decades ago, is set to step down from his position within the Gunners, although ...

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo unfazed by Real Madrid form: It's not my fault
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo unfazed by Real Madrid form: It's not my fault

But in Champions League this Portuguese star played four matches and scored six goals so far. "I tried to maintain a good level of form and I understood that the award was for what we did as a team". But Ronaldo insists that as the tournament's two-time defending champions, Madrid don't fear any potential opponent. There are other important things.

Sports Willian Claims In-Form Manchester City Have Made Chelsea's Title Defence 'Difficult'
Author: 0 Willian Claims In-Form Manchester City Have Made Chelsea's Title Defence 'Difficult'

Antonio Conte masterminded Chelsea's second title in three seasons during his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge, but hopes of mounting a defence have been undermined by three defeats in the opening 11 matches this time around. Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Guardiola won the award for September after four straight victories in the Premier League. The league leaders returned after the global break to register a 7-2 victory over Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium, before that ...

Sports Nadal wins damages over doping slur by former French minister
Author: 0 Nadal wins damages over doping slur by former French minister

Nadal took action and, after the case went to court, Bachelot was ordered to pay damages of 10,000 euros (£8,927), which the tennis player will donate to a French charity. In a statement released Thursday by a representative of Nadal's Monaco-based PR team, the Spanish player said he also sought to prevent "any public figure from making insulting or false allegations against an athlete using the media, without any evidence or foundation and to go unpunished".

Sports Man United face struggle to keep 29-year-old
Author: 0 Man United face struggle to keep 29-year-old

Fellaini made 177 appearances for Everton between 2008 and 2013 and often impressed with his barnstorming displays as he made the most of his physicality and made a significant contribution for the club both defensively and in an attacking sense.

Sports Moreno on Coutinho: 'I want him close to me forever'
Author: 0 Moreno on Coutinho: 'I want him close to me forever'

My relationship with him is the best I can hope for and I always say that he cares about all the players equally, giving the same level of attention to first-team players and reserves. It's a privilege. It's an honour to share a dressing room with him. "I just aim to be the best version of myself in every aspect, every day". Coutinho made it clear in the summer that he wanted to leave Anfield to join Barcelona after handing in a transfer request.

Sports Shanaka gets Rahane early on Day 2
Author: 0 Shanaka gets Rahane early on Day 2

With no threat of rain, Dasun Shanaka gave Sri Lanka the ideal start, getting the better of Ajikya Rahane early on Day 2 of the first test against India at Eden Gardens Kolkata . The magnificent Lakmal struck again in with what proved to be the penultimate over of the day, though, trapping the skipper leg before with a delivery that jagged back in, Kohli failing with a review.

Sports Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Are Married
Author: 0 Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Are Married

The night before the wedding, the couple held a rehearsal dinner at celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's restaurant Meril . In the lead up to her big day, Williams - who scoped out New Orleans venues in October with Ohanian and their Yorkshire Terrier, Chip - stayed busy with a raft of social and wedding events.

Sports Big guns Farrell and Itoje back for England
Author: 0 Big guns Farrell and Itoje back for England

The 26-year-old, who was nominated for the World Rugby Player of the Year award earlier in the week, will line up at inside centre for England against the Wallabies. Jones makes four changes from the side that faced the Pumas, with Joe Launchbury starting in the second row alongside Courtney Lawes. "We've put some foundations down, what we want to do is build on those foundations now", said Jones, who had made no secret that his ultimate goal with England is to win the 2019 World Cup ...

Sports Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm officially set to battle at UFC 219
Author: 0 Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm officially set to battle at UFC 219

There has been speculation Tyron Woodley could defend the welterweight belt against Nate Diaz. UFC officials announced the matchup on Thursday evening. Originally from Brazil, now fighting out of Southern California, Justino debuted with the UFC in May 2016. According to sources, in addition to a UFC 219 bout agreement, Justino has also agreed to a new contract with the UFC.

Sports Australia recall wicketkeeper Paine, drop Renshaw
Author: 0 Australia recall wicketkeeper Paine, drop Renshaw

Debutant Cameron Bancroft will open in the Gabba clash that starts on Thursday, having claimed out-of-form youngster Matthew Renshaw's place at the top of the order. "He is a very talented and tough cricketer", Hohns said. Steve Smith's side are undoubted favourites to beat England on home soil and their squad for Brisbane - also notable for the call-up of in-form rookie batsman Cameron Bancroft and an umpteenth recall of Shaun Marsh - does not change that.

Sports For 3rd time, Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt narrowly misses out on MVP award
Author: 0 For 3rd time, Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt narrowly misses out on MVP award

Month to month, Altuve hit:.326 in April, .313 in May, .354 in June, .485 in July, .304 in August and.291 in September. Goldschmidt was the runner-up in National League MVP voting in 2013 and 2015. Stanton batted.281 with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs. Cleveland's José Ramirez finished in third place after hitting the most extra-base hits in the Major League Baseball this season (91) and playing second and third base for the AL Central champions.

Sports Jose Altuve wins American League MVP
Author: 0 Jose Altuve wins American League MVP

He hit 24 home runs with 81 RBIs, scored 112 times, stole 32 bases and showed a sharp glove at second base. The 6-foot-7 Judge won the AL Rookie of the Year award Monday. His highlight-reel homer total was the most in the majors since 2001, when Barry Bonds hit a record 73 and Sammy Sosa had 64. Stanton received 302 points in the voting to Votto's 300 - each had 10 first-place votes.

Sports Wendy Williams Rips Into Nicki Minaj's 'Paper Magazine' Cover
Author: 0 Wendy Williams Rips Into Nicki Minaj's 'Paper Magazine' Cover

One thing is for sure: Nicki Minaj did break the internet with her sexy Paper Magazine cover . The "Anaconda" rapper is the front cover star of the Winter 2017 issue of the publication and she has posed for photographer Ellen Von Unwerth for a highly sexualised image which shows her sitting topless on a leopard skin chair with her legs spread wide open as two scantily clad "clones" of her are draped across her in very suggestive poses, with one grabbing her breast.

Sports Roger Federer comes from behind to beat Cilic — ATP Finals
Author: 0 Roger Federer comes from behind to beat Cilic — ATP Finals

When Federer missed last year's Tour Finals through injury, it seemed possible he would never recapture his former glories. It was a fairly accurate description of Federer's astonishing year in which, after a six-month lay-off at the end of 2016, he returned to win the Australian Open and Wimbledon to reach 19 grand slam titles.

Sports Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy enter China Open pre-quarterfinals
Author: 0 Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy enter China Open pre-quarterfinals

It took Sindhu 59 minutes to beat the unseeded Japanese 24-22, 23-21 in two tight games. Prannoy won the first round contest 18-21, 21-16, 21-19. With the exits, World number 2 PV Sindhu is the only Indian challenger remaining in the competition.

Sports Aaron Rodgers got in limited work at Packers practice Wednesday
Author: 0 Aaron Rodgers got in limited work at Packers practice Wednesday

McCarthy added, "He's moving right along". "I know the training staff and the strength and conditioning staff are very pleased with where he is". He is eligible to return to practice on November 30. However, the Packers' record, overall team health and the state of the collarbone will play a factor in that. Nobody is really sure if or when Rodgers will be back this season, but his appearance on the practice field was the first time in front of the team's media.

Sports First living CTE diagnosis confirmed in ex-NFL player, study finds
Author: 0 First living CTE diagnosis confirmed in ex-NFL player, study finds

Julian Bailes, another doctor involved, told ESPN their findings confirm what Outside the Lines reported back in February of 2016 that McNeil was living with CTE. Two years later, his motor skills deteriorated until he couldn't feed himself. Wrestlers, boxers, and military troops have also been diagnosed with the disease.

Sports Manchester United announce record revenue of £581 million
Author: 0 Manchester United announce record revenue of £581 million

The latest set of accounts published on Thursday, which cover the first quarter of 2018 ending September 30, 2017, show a 17 per cent increase in total revenue from £120.2m over the same period previous year. "In the Champions League we have won all four games played to-date; we are through to the Quarter Final of the Carabao Cup; and are looking forward to the next few months as the number of matches ramps up".

Sports Dimitrov defeats Goffin to advance to London semis
Author: 0 Dimitrov defeats Goffin to advance to London semis

But above all, I asked him to be willing to win, to have the fighting spirit that had given him so many wins. Dominic Thiem beat Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3 3-6 6-4 in Wednesday's late match. 'It was not a secret that we came to this edition in a bad condition , ' Toni admitted. 'And despite previous training sessions giving us a little bit of optimism, when Rafael started to compete, it wasn't working out the way we wanted to .

Sports Arsene Wenger:
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: "Santi Cazorla's injury the worst I've ever seen"

Doctors warned the Gunners playmaker he would be lucky to walk again after complications arose following surgery on his ankle . Cazorla suffered an Achilles injury more than a year ago in Arsenal's 6-0 win against Ludogorets and has had plenty of setbacks in his recovery since.

Sports BrownsZone: Gipson's words rile up team in advance of Sunday's game
Author: 0 BrownsZone: Gipson's words rile up team in advance of Sunday's game

Shelton is one of nine Browns who played with Gipson during his time in Cleveland from 2012-15. "I don't have any ill will because I'm blessed, but it's going to be a little different, and honestly, it's going to be exciting". "Our defense is solid", Kirksey said. "I'm going to say what I'm going to say to get my team riled up", he said. "He's just saying what he's saying to get his team riled up".

Sports Sadio Mane sends message to Jurgen Klopp about his Liverpool FC position
Author: 0 Sadio Mane sends message to Jurgen Klopp about his Liverpool FC position

Jurgen Klopp's side continued their good run with a convincing 4-1 win at West Ham last time out. The Brazilian started against England on Tuesday. Liverpool , who are now fifth in the Premier League , won their last two games before the break and scored seven goals in the process; beating Huddersfield 3-0 and West Ham 4-1 at the London Stadium.

Sports Trump Asks China's President To Help Resolve UCLA Shoplifting Case
Author: 0 Trump Asks China's President To Help Resolve UCLA Shoplifting Case

Shoplifting can bring jail time in China depending on the value of the goods. UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero noted that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly spoke to the three players on the phone over the weekend. "This does not define who I am". "The relevant case involving three students has already been resolved according to law", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said without elaborating when asked at a regular briefing in Beijing about Trump's discussion of the ...

Sports Officials investigate sumo champion for beer bottle attack
Author: 0 Officials investigate sumo champion for beer bottle attack

Both wrestlers are from Mongolia and the incident reportedly occurred during a party with other Mongolian wrestlers. Japanese media report the incident occurred during a drinking session. In 2010, then-yokozuna Asashoryu, also from Mongolia, retired from the sport after allegations he had attacked a man outside a Tokyo nightclub during a tournament.