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Sports Role Players Step Up, Lead Shorthanded Warriors Past Blazers
Author: 0 Role Players Step Up, Lead Shorthanded Warriors Past Blazers

This win over Portland also extends Golden State's current win streak to seven games. Damian Lilliard scored a season-high 39 points with five 3-pointers playing back home in Oakland. Losing an MVP caliber player like Curry would be devastating to any other team not named the Warriors, but for this squad, it just means they have to try a little harder to get the victory.

Sports Paul Merson writes off West Ham's chances against Arsenal
Author: 0 Paul Merson writes off West Ham's chances against Arsenal

It's amusing because in the media, you big games up like it's life or death and then this happens. "It's part of the intensity and importance of the games, sometimes it can go a bit overboard". The midfielder praised Giroud's qualities as a central striker and believes the fringe players will be given their chance to play a more prominent role during a crowded December programme.

Sports Diego Maradona unveils giant statue of himself in India
Author: 0 Diego Maradona unveils giant statue of himself in India

The statue will be kept at a park named after him - "Maradona Park" in Kolkata . He was wearing a navy-blue t-shirt and sported a military cap. Now many celebrities who were supposed to play at the charity match may not be available. The monument depicts the moment the Argentinean legend lifted the 1986 World Cup and has already drawn some unfavourable reviews from fans on social media.

Sports Patriots' Hogan, Slater active against Dolphins
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The New England Patriots have turned to the "next man up" and had continued success, which nearly makes it a surprise when it doesn't happen. Despite turning in a good performance this week, Cutler won't be more than a mid-range QB2 against Buffalo in Week 15.

Sports Henrikh Mkhitaryan requests talks with Jose Mourinho regarding Manchester United future
Author: 0 Henrikh Mkhitaryan requests talks with Jose Mourinho regarding Manchester United future

And it was a fully deserved victory for Guardiola's team, who dominated almost the entire contest as their ability to retain possession through their manager's patented passing game left United chasing shadows. United boss Jose Mourinho had milk thrown at him outside the Old Trafford dressing rooms after objecting to City's post-match celebrations. But, ironically enough, referee Michael Oliver's decision to book Ander Herrera for going down too easily under a Nicolas Otamendi ...

Sports Chelsea to play Barcelona in Champions League Round of 16
Author: 0 Chelsea to play Barcelona in Champions League Round of 16

Fans across the globe may worry about the times to come, but it is worth remembering that Chelsea are no strangers to creating Champions League history. Barca and Chelsea will now meet in the round of 16. Spurs have endured a tricky recent spell in the Premier League but their performances in Europe this season suggest they have matured under manager Mauricio Pochettino after the disappointment of crashing out in the group stage a year ago.

Sports Tennessee Didn't Fully Sign Memorandum Of Understanding With Greg Schiano
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GoVols247, through an open records request, reports the Ohio State defensive coordinator was to make a base of $4.4 million with built-in $50,000-a-year raises over six seasons. Not only did UT's Chief Financial Officer not sign the document, but UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport never gave her signature either. Fans were set on landing Gruden, so when it was announced that then-AD John Currie was going to hire Ohio State DC Greg Schiano (whose ties to Penn State's major Jerry Sandusky ...

Sports LaMelo, LiAngelo Ball sign with Lithuanian pro team
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Following LiAngelo Ball's decision to leave UCLA last week, it was expected that both he and young brother LaMelo would try to play in an global league in the near future. The 6-3 LaMelo, who once scored 92 points in a high school game, has been dinged by scouts for paying little attention to defense while displaying questionable shot selection.

Sports UFC boss threatens lawsuit over Pacquiao-McGregor talks
Author: 0 UFC boss threatens lawsuit over Pacquiao-McGregor talks

So, I'm assuming that's not true". If all plans go well, the prospective fight between the UFC giant and boxing legend would take place in April next year, during the lengthy recess of the Philippine Senate of which Pacquiao is a member. UFC superstar Conor McGregor has not stepped into the Octagon in 2017 and probably never will again. What's interesting to note is that Dana White made no remarks about taking action against his own prize fighter.

Sports Pietersen: 'It looks like Cook is not very interested'
Author: 0 Pietersen: 'It looks like Cook is not very interested'

England must forget about the sledging and redirect their energies to playing cricket if they're to save the Ashes . Cook has only scored 62 runs in the series so far, his highest score just 37 in the first innings in Adelaide , a long way from his heroics in 2010-11 when he averaged 127.66 across the series.

Sports Josh McCown to have surgery on broken left hand
Author: 0 Josh McCown to have surgery on broken left hand

Sunday was only the fourth game of the season where the Broncos have taken a lead into halftime thanks largely to turnovers. Bowles announced after the game that third-year quarterback Bryce Petty would take over the starting role for New York's next contest, a road meeting with the New Orleans Saints , if McCown were ruled out.

Sports Seahawks' Malik McDowell Arrested Over Demanding $600 From Club; Verbally Berates Cops
Author: 0 Seahawks' Malik McDowell Arrested Over Demanding $600 From Club; Verbally Berates Cops

They were later released on $325 bond. According to the Journal-Constitution, the police report says McDowell allegedly began yelling at bouncers outside the SL Lounge in Chamblee, claiming he had given the club $600 and wanted it back. After being removed, McDowell got into a shouting match with police officers. "I repeatedly had to give him instructions and at one point he threw himself down on the ground in a tantrum", one responding officer wrote in the report.

Sports Shea Patterson transferring to Michigan: Wolverines add former No. 1 QB recruit
Author: 0 Shea Patterson transferring to Michigan: Wolverines add former No. 1 QB recruit

However, he missed his final four games due to a PCL knee injury. Ole Miss is now under a bowl ban due to NCAA infractions and has given players permission to transfer. Shea's best qualities are creating on his own. A Shreveport, La., native, Patterson has ties to the Detroit area. The sophomore spent his senior year at prep powerhouse IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

Sports Mohamed Salah wins 2017 BBC African Player of the Year award
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah wins 2017 BBC African Player of the Year award

In addition, Salah was one of the star performers at the 2017 African Cup of Nations, in which Egypt reached the final, and the attacking midfielder was voted into the Team of the Tournament. Salah succeeds Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, who clinched the title in 2016 following his exploits with Leicester City during their remarkable Premier League-winning campaign.

Sports Three militants killed in encounter in JK Handwara; operation underway
Author: 0 Three militants killed in encounter in JK Handwara; operation underway

The encounter lasted for over two hours and the security forces finally managed to get the better of the terrorists. Superintendent of Police (SP) Shopian, Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar told New Indian Express that Jammu and Bank bullet proof scorpio vehicle was ambushed by militants between Pohju and Kralcheck area of Shopian at around 3 pm.

Sports Yankees to land Marlins' Stanton - experiences
Author: 0 Yankees to land Marlins' Stanton - experiences

The fact the Yankees have planned a press conference for Stanton would seemingly signal they have acquired the 2017 National League MVP. The newspaper, citing an unnamed source , said the Yankees were one of four teams Stanton was willing to be traded to.

Sports Dolphins QB Moore out at least another week (foot)
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Dolphins betting matchup at Hard Rock Stadium. It's the second time the two teams have played in three weeks, the Patriots winning, 35-17, on November 26. The Patriots held Drake in check two weeks ago, but the second-year back out of Alabama has generated huge plays against everyone else. The Dolphins' prominent use of three-receiver sets will test the Bills' cornerbacks.

Sports Golf To Scrap Viewer Call-Ins On Rules Infringements
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The USGA announced Monday it would no longer accept viewer call-ins and that it would install a panel to monitor TV coverage. The USGA and R&A said that starting January 1 one or more officials would be assigned to monitor the video broadcast of a competition to help identify and resolve rules issues as they arose.

Sports Verizon to pay National Football League $500 million a year to stream games
Author: 0 Verizon to pay National Football League $500 million a year to stream games

Verizon Communications Inc. has struck a more than $2 billion deal to show NFL football games on its mobile network as well as its Yahoo , Yahoo Sports and go90 mobile platforms. The next rights contract that comes up is the Thursday night package, which is now shared by Comcast Corp.'s NBC, CBS Corp.'s CBS and the NFL-owned NFL Network, along with the Amazon streaming deal.

Sports PSL spot-fixing row: PCB bans Nasir Jamshed for one year
Author: 0 PSL spot-fixing row: PCB bans Nasir Jamshed for one year

The ban was imposed for non-cooperation with the board in the ongoing investigation into the spot-fixing scandal that hit the second edition of the PSL . Jamshed was charged for being the contact person between the cricketers and the bookies but has denied them all. Also, Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Nawaz have been banned and have served their period.

Sports Shakib named Bangladesh Test skipper
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Shakib replaced wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim , while Mahmudullah succeeded opening batsman Tamim Iqbal. He will now reclaim the role of captain when his country face Sri Lanka next month, his promotion confirmed in a media release from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday.

Sports Team India to play 158 matches between 2019 and 2023
Author: 0 Team India to play 158 matches between 2019 and 2023

Afghanistan was accorded Test status in June this year along with Ireland after a unanimous vote at an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting during its annual conference in London. As per various reports, according to the revised Future Tours Programme (FTP), India will play around 158 global matches between 2019 and 2023. The increased number of T20s will take a toll on the players but the BCCI seems to have no option with broadcasters suffering huge losses in Tests and ODIs.

Sports Pep Guardiola plays down title talk as City win at United
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola plays down title talk as City win at United

Like Klopp, Mourinho was also upset with the referee - in this case for not awarding a penalty to his side in the 79th minute when Ander Herrera went down in the box under pressure from Otamendi. "Last season it was the same - we won here and it [for Mourinho] was the referee". We are an honest team. "I always believed that we can do that, anybody can play the way they want and that is why football is attractive.

Sports Trey Lyles Scores Career-High 25 Points in Loss to Pacers
Author: 0 Trey Lyles Scores Career-High 25 Points in Loss to Pacers

The Pacers (16-11) held a 12-2 advantage in overtime as Oladipo scored six points in the extra session. Boy, Pacers fans have got to be glad things have turned out the way they have . DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and led a late third-quarter spurt that lifted Toronto to a victory over Sacramento. Porzingis had 15 points in the first half and nine in the fourth quarter as he was particularly effective at the end of quarters.