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Hoop dreams: the young Texas inmates hoping for a second chance

Gainesville state school is a juvenile correctional facility near the border with Oklahoma and its basketball team is on a quest for sporting redemption Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/08/gainesville-texas-student-inmates-basketball

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Steve Kerr ejected and Steph Curry misses crucial shots in Warriors loss

Draymond Green failed to knock down a three-pointer from the top of the arc at the final buzzer as the Sacramento Kings snapped a 13-game losing streak to the Warriors Stephen Curry missed when it mattered most and said so afterward.SteveKerrinsists he got what he deserved after he was ejected …

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Why watching the Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell feels like watching the future

Bells trademark pause has helped make him the NFLs best running back, and redrawn the parameters of the position. He is altogether new LeVeon Bell, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back, may be the most mystify player in the NFL. He is not a head-scratcher in the manner of, say, the …

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How Gregg Popovich became the NBA’s most fearless political voice

The Spurs head coach is prepared to speak his mind on Donald Trump, and doesnt go in for niceties. The NBA could do with more like him Gregg Popovich didnt like what he saw happening around him and, per usual, wasnt afraid to speak up about it. When asked about …

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The NBA’s scoring frenzy: why are we seeing so many 50-point games?

Eight different players have scored at least 50 points in a game this season, equalling an NBA record but there is a certain amount of inflation at work here When the smoke cleared, Jimmy Butler had scored 52 points, 17 of them in the games final four minutes. On Monday …

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Luol Deng on Trump’s travel ban: ‘To see that light turned off is very difficult’

Lakers forward, who lived as a refugee in Egypt and was granted political asylum in UK, says: I really feel what theyre going through LA Lakers forward Luol Deng shared his own perspective as a refugee to offer his support to those families affected by Donald Trumps immigration ban. Deng, …

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NBA star Derrick Rose and friends cleared in rape case

Jury cleared Rose and friends of trespassing, sexual battery and battery charges, a crushing blow to plaintiff who sought $21.5m in what she said was a gang rape A federal jury has cleared NBA star Derrick Rose and two of his friends of rape in a civil trial that put …

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Is this finally the Chicago Cubs’ year? Sadly, the stats suggest not

The Cubs had the best record in MLB this year, and enter the NL Championship Series as favorites but history shows such a record is usually a kiss of death Surely this is the season the Cubs curse ends. This year, the futility of rooting for lovable losers will become …

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Derrick Rose rape trial: LAPD detective’s apparent suicide complicates case

The alleged rape victim appeared shocked when death was shared in court, as Roses lawyer claimed Nadine Hernandez had told him theres no rape case here The apparent suicide of a Los Angeles police department detective who was investigating a rape allegation against NBA star Derrick Rose is a dramatic …

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