NBA Power Rankings: Are the Lakers and Nets finding their rhythm?

In the span of a week, Anthony Davis somewhat changed the outlook of the Los Angeles Lakers’ season. What was once an underperforming collection of aging stars is now a hot team capable of beating the NBA elite, anchored by one of the league’s best big men in Davis. But the Lakers also got a taste of what life without Davis would be like in their 116-102 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The other veteran team that underperformed to start […]

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Fan backs Draymond, will match fine for charity

SAN FRANCISCO — Following Draymond Green’s $25,000 fine for cursing at a fan earlier this week, the fan defended Green and even pledged to match the fine for charity. Green was fined by the NBA on Thursday for “directing obscene language toward a fan” during the Warriors’ 116-113 loss to the Dallas Mavericks the night before. Shortly after the fine was announced, Dallas resident Alykhan Rehmatullah took to Twitter to name himself as the fan who had the exchange with […]

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Heat’s Butler returns in style, buries Celts in OT

BOSTON — Jimmy Butler, back after missing seven games with a sore right knee, played his first game at TD Garden since his masterpiece in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals back in May. And while Butler might not have been quite that impressive in his return Friday night, he still finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists in 36 minutes for the Miami Heat, who survived a miraculous shot in the final seconds by Jaylen Brown […]

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Horford sticks with Celts for stability, title chance

BOSTON — Al Horford left the Celtics in free agency once. He had no interest in doing so a second time. That, Horford said, was the biggest reason he agreed to a two-year, $20 million extension Thursday to remain with the Celtics through the 2024-25 season. “For me, I really did want to be a part of what we have going here,” Horford said after the Celtics held a shootaround at their practice facility ahead of Friday night’s game against […]

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Women’s rugby club strip off for racy calendar featuring lingerie line-out

A women's team in New Zealand have raised pulses by taking off their rugby kit – in order to be able to put it back on in private! Gore’s Pioneer Women’s Rugby Football Club are now selling copies of their new calendar, complete with revealing pictures of the players. But the irony is that funds raised from the venture will go towards purchasing a new shed for the side to be able to get changed away from prying eyes. However, […]

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Cyclist hit by truck and killed just days after retirement from 30-year career

Cyclist Davide Rebellin has tragically died after being hit by a truck just days after retiring from a 30-year career in the sport. The 51-year-old had been out on his bike in Montebello Vicentino, Italy, when a heavy vehicle hit him and killed him instantly, with police now looking for the driver according to reports in Italy. Rebellin turned professional in 1992 despite suffering from asthma having won silver at the World Championships as an amateur the previous year. READ […]

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The five NBA players who could be first-time All-Stars in 2023

Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) is a professor and an NBA analyst for ESPN. By the nature of how the rosters are chosen, the NBA All-Star Game can be something of a popularity contest. Will the 2023 game in Salt Lake City, Utah, prove to be different? Starters are voted on by a combination of fans, media and other players, while reserves are chosen by a vote of the league’s coaches. Outstanding performance matters, but reputation matters nearly as much and can […]

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The Clippers are committed to the Kawhi experience — for better or worse

ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Brian Windhorst and a team of ESPN’s Insiders sort out life and the news from in and around the NBA world. One of the most famous hands in televised poker history took place in 2007 on a show called “High Stakes Poker,” which featured high-end cash games. In the heat of play, 2006 World Series of Poker champion Jamie Gold called a bet by dropping […]

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NFL team’s ‘tribute’ to adult actor after falling for trick he’s in military

The Minnesota Vikings had an afternoon to forget in more ways than one during a recent loss to the Dallas Cowboys. More specifically, the NFL franchise's social media team matched their poor performance on the field at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 20. The Vikings earned heavy criticism for their 40-3 defeat at home to Dallas, but those on the field were merely carrying on the poor standards set earlier in the day. Minnesota had every intention of performing a […]

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NFL stars don’t eat for three days before ‘massive’ Thanksgiving to avoid fine

Bookmark Get the latest news and deepest insight with our NFL newsletter We have more newsletters NFL and Thanksgiving goes together just like sausage and mash or fish and chips. But for some stars of the league, the last three days would have been akin to a hunger strike and none of those joyous combinations ahead of the feast of Thanksgiving – and we’re not just talking about the football. Three games will be played on Thursday, though those not […]

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