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Irving scores 26, Celts rally from 26 to beat Houston 99-98

Thu, December 28, 2017

Marcus Smart helped complete a furious comeback for Boston on two plays he never touched the ball. Smart drew an offensive foul on James Harden with 7.3 seconds left, getting … Click to Continue »

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Morant's triple-double leads Murray St. past E. Illinois

Thu, December 28, 2017

Ja Morant distributed 14 assists, scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first triple-double and Murray State pulled away from Eastern Illinois for an 80-52 win Thursday night … Click to Continue »

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Ovechkin powers Capitals to 4-3 shootout win over Bruins

Thu, December 28, 2017

Alex Ovechkin made the most of a quick opportunity to make up for a shootout miss. Ovechkin scored in regulation and the tiebreaker, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 … Click to Continue »

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Alastair Cook completes rare feat of endurance at Ashes

Thu, December 28, 2017

One ball was all it took for England opener Alastair Cook to complete one of cricket's greatest feats of endurance. After holding Australia's bowlers at bay for more than 10½ … Click to Continue »

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‘Misfits,’ and ‘no-names’ they may be, but Panthers receivers like it that way

Wed, December 27, 2017

At Carolina’s first practice following the shocking trade of former first-round draft pick receiver Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo in October, receiver Russell Shepard filled the tangibly awkward space left behind … Click to Continue »

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Nic Batum as a helper bee? It’s just not working for the Charlotte Hornets.

Wed, December 27, 2017

I asked Charlotte Hornets acting coach Stephen Silas Wednesday if he thought Nic Batum looked passive in the home loss to the Boston Celtics. Silas, filling in for Steve Clifford, … Click to Continue »

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Wednesday’s Roundup: Providence Day survives tired legs, Hoodies House upset bid

Wed, December 27, 2017

Elevator ↓Scoring at Hoodie’s: Many teams struggled to score Wednesday, with several playing in the 40s of 50s. Maybe it was the Christmas holiday. ↑Forest Hills’ big test: Forest Hills, … Click to Continue »

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NC State guard Markell Johnson facing felonious assault charges

Wed, December 27, 2017

Suspended N.C. State sophomore guard Markell Johnson faces felonious assault charges in his hometown of Cleveland after an incident on Oct. 8, according to Ohio court documents. Johnson, Demarious Green, … Click to Continue »

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From Ivory Coast to Concord, how 6-8 sophomore is making mark in basketball

Wed, December 27, 2017

Last Friday, Concord First Assembly’s Cheick Traore was named MVP of a prestigious high school basketball tournament in Tennessee, flashing the type of potential that his travel ball and high … Click to Continue »

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High School Scorelist: Wednesday’s tournament results; Thursday pairings

Wed, December 27, 2017

Wednesday’s Results Arby’s Holiday Classic(at Bristol, Tenn.) (boys only) Columbus (MS) 36, Freeport (Bahamas) Tabernacle 28 Dobyns-Bennett (TN) 65, Hialeah (FL) Mater Academy 64 Huntsville (AL) Lee 55, Knoxville (TN) … Click to Continue »

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