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LeBron James Leads Lakers To First Win Of New Era

LeBron James had 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as Los Angeles clobbered the Phoenix Suns 131-113, giving the four-time MVP his first win as a Laker. LeBron James likely would have posted his 74th career triple-double as he got all his points in first three quarters then sat out the fourth with the game in hand. But this …

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Nunez The Hero As Boston Red Sox Win World Series Opener

Boston pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez smashed a three-run homer over the towering “Green Monster” left-field wall and the Red Sox held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in Tuesday’s World Series opener. With Boston clinging to a one-run lead, the 31-year-old Dominican reserve infielder blasted the seventh-inning offering from Dodgers reliever Alex Wood over the Fenway Park landmark and the Red …

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Resistance To USA Game Is ‘Cultural’, Says La Liga President

La Liga president Javier Tebas on Tuesday claimed that resistance to the controversial plans to hold a Spanish top-flight game in the United States is “cultural”. The match between Girona and Barcelona on January 26 is scheduled to be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, despite strong opposition and fears that the Catalan giants would effectively be gifted an …

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OBJ Breaks Receiving Record But Giants Suffer Defeat Again

Odell Beckham Jr. passed a receiving milestone but it was not enough to stop the New York Giants sliding to their sixth defeat of the season against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday. Beckham became the fastest player to amass 5,000 career receiving yards in the Super Bowl era after connecting with quarterback Eli Manning for a 51-yard gain during the …

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Last-gasp Spurs Make LeBron Pay For Missed Free Throws

An overtime fightback from the San Antonio Spurs left LeBron James waiting for his first win with the Los Angeles Lakers in a high-scoring thriller at the Staples Center on Monday. San Antonio ran out 143-142 winners after two late free throw misses from James allowed Patty Mills to drain a jump shot for the Spurs with seven seconds remaining …

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Host Of Players Suspended Following Lakers & Rockets Punch-Up

The NBA came down hard on Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram Sunday, suspending him four games while banning teammate Rajon Rondo three games and Rockets guard Chris Paul two for their roles in a fourth-quarter melee. The league said in a statement that Ingram “has been suspended for aggressively returning to and escalating the altercation and throwing a punch …

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Saints & Patriots Hold On For Wins In Dramatic NFL Sunday

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Drew Brees achieved a couple more milestones and Tom Brady breathed a sigh of relief in a bruising day of monumental NFL comebacks and dramatic finishes on Sunday. Brees threw his 500th career touchdown as the New Orleans Saints beat Baltimore for the first time in 16 years after Justin Tucker missed his first career extra point kick with 24 …

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Russell Westbrook Drops 32 But Thunder Fall In Sacramento

Russell Westbrook showed little sign of rust in his NBA season debut but his 32 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists weren’t enough to lift Oklahoma City to a first win of the young campaign. Former NBA Most Valuable Player, Russell Westbrook, had missed the first two games of the season as he continued his return from arthroscopic knee surgery …

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Dubliner Aidan Harris Igiehon Chooses Louisville After Multiple Offers

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Dubliner Aidan Harris Igiehon has finally announced where he will be playing college basketball next season when he revealed that he has chosen the University of Louisville today.  Igiehon who is from Clondalkin started playing basketball when he was 12 years of age and his development while playing in the capital saw him secure a scholarship to play high school basketball …

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Anthony Davis Swats Harden’s Rockets Aside With 32-Point Opener

Anthony Davis scored 32 points and Elfrid Payton finished with a triple-double as the New Orleans Pelicans got their NBA season off to a roaring start by clobbering the Houston Rockets 131-112 on Wednesday. Davis also had 16 rebounds and Payton finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Pelicans who led wire-to-wire. “I am just taking …

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Golden State Begin Title Defence With Victory In NBA Opener

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant led Golden State Warriors to a 108-100 victory over Oklahoma City Thunder in their 2018-19 season opener. Curry scored 32 points with nine assists and eight rebounds while Durant had 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the Warriors held off a fourth-quarter fightback to make a triumphant launch to their quest for a …

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Packers Rally To Beat 49ers With Dramatic Late Crosby Kick

Mason Crosby, who missed four kicks a week ago, connected on a stoppage-time 27-yard field goal to lift the Green Bay Packers over San Francisco 33-30 in an NFL thriller. Aaron Rodgers completed 25-of-46 passes for 425 yards and two touchdowns to Davante Adams, guiding the Packers on a tying touchdown drive then leading Green Bay on an unlikely march …

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Sky Sports Announce Four-Year NBA Broadcasting Deal

Sky Sports is the new home of the NBA in Ireland and the UK. The broadcaster announced a four-year deal to show NBA games live, starting on Wednesday.  Under the partnership, announced on Monday, Sky Sports becomes the NBA’s exclusive broadcast partner and official website operator in the Ireland and the UK. The partnership will also see live games and highlights of …

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Rams Stay Perfect As Chiefs & Patriots Put On A Classic

Todd Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns as the Los Angeles Rams improved to 6-0 Sunday with a 23-20 NFL win over the struggling Denver Broncos. Gurley scored his 10th and 11th touchdowns of the season and quarterback Jared Goff completed 14 of 28 passes for 201 yards for the Rams, who handed the Broncos their …

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