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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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For the dismal Cleveland Browns, this season just keeps getting worse | DJ Gallo

DJ Gallo: While the Cavaliers have the NBA title and the Indians are on to the AL championship series, the Browns cant stop losing, and now everyone is injured. Is there no end to their misery? If theres anything we have learned this year, its that somehow, some way, the …

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South Carolina to host March Madness games relocated over anti-LGBT law

NCAA relocates seven championship events including mens basketball subregional from North Carolina over The NCAA has relocated a subregional of next years mens basketball tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, after pulling the games from Greensboro, North Carolina, due to a state law that which includes the NBA moving the 2017 …

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Is American college soccer being ruined by the unlimited subs rule?

The college game has made great strides over the past 20 years or so, but coaches say the rules allowing unlimited subs is killing players technique Fans who showed up on a late summer night to see Notre Dame take on the University of Connecticut got a rude awakening at …

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Colin Kaepernicks critics are ignoring the target of his protest | Bryan Armen Graham

By discussing whether the quarterbacks national anthem protest is unpatriotic, America is failing to confront police brutality, profiling and racial inequality A few nights ago the University of Florida law professor Katheryn RussellBrown watched four commentators on ESPN debate soldiers away at war, talking about police brutality, profiling and racial …

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