Thursday , 13 December 2018

National Sports

Raptors rout Warriors 113-93 without Kawhi to complete sweep

Kyle Lowry had 23 points and 12 assists to lead a balanced Toronto offense while leading scorer Kawhi Leonard sat out, Serge Ibaka added 20 points and the Raptors dominated Golden State from the start, routing the Warriors 113-93 on Wednesday night to complete a season sweep. Danny Green scored 15 points, Pascal Siakam had 13 and Fred VanVleet added …

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Phil Jackson visits Lakers' practice facility

It was the first time Jackson has been seen by the media at the facility over the past two seasons. The team said its former coach just stopped by. Jackson still has several ties to the organization. Lakers controlling owner and governor Jeanie Buss posted a photo of her having dinner with Jackson, Kurt Rambis and his wife, Linda, in …

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Lamb's jumper helps Hornets beat Pistons 108-107 in wild win

The Hornets celebrated too soon and then weren’t sure if they’d be celebrating at all. Meanwhile, team owner Michael Jordan chewed out one of his own players. Jeremy Lamb’s first NBA buzzer-beater was no ordinary game-winning shot. Lamb knocked down a 22-foot jumper from the right wing with 0.3 seconds left, and then had to wait and see if it …

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Leonard sits with bruised hip as Raptors face Warriors

Kawhi Leonard is sitting out Toronto’s showdown against the Golden State Warriors because of a bruised right hip. The star forward is inactive for the second straight game. Earlier in the day, he was deemed questionable while getting treatment on his hip. Raptors coach Nick Nurse spoke to reporters 90 minutes before tip-off and said he was uncertain about Leonard’s …

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Irving scores Boston's last 12 in 130-125 OT win at Wizards

Kyrie Irving scored Boston’s last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. With his team serenaded by “Let’s go, Celtics!” chants on the road, Irving even …

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The Latest: Free agent 1B Justin Bour headed to Angels

The Latest on Major League Baseball‘s winter meetings (all times local): 6:10p.m. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent first baseman Justin Bour has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Angels. The deal is pending a physical said the person, speaking on condition of anonymity because nothing had been finalized. The 30-year-old …

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Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact. Not yet, anyway. Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joining Tampa Bay for a $30 million, two-year deal after going 15-3 with Houston last season. And in the majors’ first swap of …

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AP Sources: Carson Wentz hasn't been ruled out for next game

Carson Wentz is sidelined with a back injury, but two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press the Eagles quarterback hasn’t been ruled out for Philadelphia’s game at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team hasn’t made any definitive determination, pending further evaluation and testing. “Carson has a …

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A trade of Tanners: Nats send Roark to Reds for Rainey

The Washington Nationals have traded Tanner Roark to the Reds for another right-hander named Tanner, less proven Tanner Rainey. There have been only a handful of big league players over the years with the first name of Tanner, and this was the first time two of them got traded for each other. The 32-year-old Roark led the National League in …

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Carr playing at high level despite heavy turnover on Raiders

Derek Carr has seen two coaches get fired, fellow stars get traded and the roster get overhauled numerous times in five seasons as Oakland Raiders quarterback. The latest change for Carr came this week when the Raiders fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, the man who drafted him in 2014 and negotiated the $125 million contract that made Carr the face …

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