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Pelicans begin Cousins era by hosting Rockets

NEW ORLEANS -- When New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis broke Wilt Chamberlain's 55-year All-Star Game scoring record Sunday night with 52 points in the West's 192-182 no-defense-allowed victory over the East, he was smiling so broadly he said he would keep the MVP trophy in his home rather than give it to his mother for safe keeping. Then a few hours later, Davis and the...
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Magic, Blazers ready for sprint to finish

There was a refreshed feeling at Orlando Magic practice Tuesday. The All-Star Break had provided a nice dividing line, letting players get away and reset their batteries some for the final 24 games. It was also a dividing line for another reason. The Magic got their first practice with new acquisition Terrence Ross on Tuesday after the Magic and Toronto Raptors completed their...
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Kings begin life without Cousins versus Nuggets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When the Sacramento Kings scattered for the All-Star break, the players were looking forward to the fresh start that would come Thursday with the start of the season's unofficial second half, as well as the possibility of trying to end the franchise's 10-year playoff drought. They had no idea they'd be christening a new era. Life without foward DeMarcus Cousins...
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Clippers look to end Warriors' series dominance

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Clippers will be seeking to salvage one win in their season series with the Golden State Warriors when the top two teams in the Pacific Division clash for the final time in the regular season Thursday night. And they could be getting some help in their quest to end a nine-game losing streak against the two-time Western Conference champs. The...
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Canadiens host Islanders, eye rare win streak

MONTREAL -- When the Montreal Canadiens take to the ice Thursday night, they'll try to realize a feat they haven't been able to pull off in nearly two months: Win consecutive games. After picking up their first victory under new coach Claude Julien on Tuesday, the Canadiens look for back-to-back wins for the first time since a four-game win streak in the first week of January when...
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Bubble teams Tampa, Calgary face off with important points on line

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have only two points less than the Calgary Flames, and yet their respective standings put a far greater urgency on Tampa Bay, which sits four points out of the final wild card in the Eastern Conference as the play host to Calgary, which entered Wednesday's games with the final playoff spot from the Western Conference. Both teams are playing...
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Rangers aim to get power play on track in Toronto

TORONTO -- The New York Rangers will continue their attempt to get their power play working when they play the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday. They went 0-for-4 on the power play Tuesday in their 3-2 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden and are 1-for-18 over the past seven games with the advantage in skaters. They are 3-for...
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Anthony, Knicks set to face Cavs hours after deadline

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- What a day for the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks to be scheduled for a game. Trade deadline day. The Cavs host the Knicks at 8 p.m. on Thursday in the first game for both teams following the All-Star break. It's also five hours after the NBA's trade deadline, when franchises need to have informed the league office about the swaps they've made. Forward...
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Predators hope to feast on struggling Avalanche

Needing every point they can get the rest of the way, the Nashville Predators appear to have the closest thing to a guaranteed two points heading into Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night. They are hosting the Colorado Avalanche, who at 16-39-3 are easily the NHL's worst team, and one they have already beaten four times this season, including 4-3 on Dec. 6 in Nashville. With nothing...
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As the trade deadline approaches, which NBA journeyman has had the best 'quality of life'?

I saw a tweet that inspired me to think of this outrageous topic. First thing that came to mind was: wow, now that I think about it, Lou Williams HAS been pretty blessed with the cities he’s played in (Philadelphia, Atlanta, Toronto, Los Angeles) – and now: Houston! Not bad! Then, on Wednesday, we learned Marcus Thornton, the NBA’s “here, you can have him too we don’t care”...
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Watch Syracuse stun No. 10 Duke with a deep three at the buzzer

Entering the night at 16-12 with three straight losses, it wasn't overstated to call Syracuse's matchup with No. 10 Duke a "must-win" for the Orange. It was, and the Orange got that win in the most dramatic fashion possible. With the game tied at 75, Syracuse guard John Gillon raced down the floor and hit a buzzer-beater as time expired to give the Orange a wild, 78-75 win over...
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49ers assistant general manager Tom Gamble leaves the organization

Less than a month before the start of free agency, San Francisco 49ers assistant general manager Tom Gamble left the organization, which has undergone a front-office overhaul this offseason. General manager John Lynch, who was hired to replace Trent Baalke last month, announced Wednesday that he and Gamble agreed it would be in their best interests to part ways. “The 49ers organization...
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No. 4 Arizona faces USC with huge matchup on horizon

No. 4 Arizona has a huge matchup looming against No. 5 UCLA on Saturday, but the Wildcats can't look that far ahead. Arizona (25-3, 14-1 Pac-12) will look to maintain its conference lead when it hosts USC (21-6, 8-6) on Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET in Tucson. Looking ahead, the game against the Bruins will be only the seventh matchup of top-5 teams in league history. Arizona...
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Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze likely won't survive this NCAA violations scandal

In light of Wednesday’s news that Ole Miss has banned itself from the 2017 postseason upon receiving new allegations of NCAA violations, the easiest question to answer is whether Rebels coach Hugh Freeze will survive his program’s ongoing scandal. He most certainly won’t. The far murkier and intriguing topic of debate as this story continues to unfold is whether Freeze is the...
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No. 20 Saint Mary's looks to overwhelm overmatched Pepperdine

Saint Mary's will try to add to its impressive win total when the 20th-ranked Gaels visit Pepperdine in a West Coast Conference game Thursday night at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, Calif. Saint Mary's (24-3, 14-2 WCC) has won two in a row and nine of its last 10 games, the only blemish during that stretch being a 74-64 loss to top-ranked Gonzaga on Feb. 11. The Gaels, who will...
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Magic Johnson laid out his expectations for D'Angelo Russell in a note

It’s a worrisome time of the year for many NBA players, less than 24 hours from Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. There must be a number of nervous players on the Los Angeles Lakers one day after their front-office shakeup and seeing their leading scorer – Lou Williams – shipped to the Rockets. But Magic Johnson apparently tried to quell some of those fears Wednesday. The...
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Coyotes, searching for consistency, face red-hot 'Hawks

CHICAGO -- The Arizona Coyotes have struggled of late to win on a consistent basis, which doesn't exactly make for good timing to be facing the Chicago Blackhawks. The Coyotes are coming off a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks, but are just 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. And even though they mounted three early goals on just five shots in Tuesday night's victory, they will enter Thursday...
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Rockets’ Ryan Anderson engaged three years after reality star girlfriend's tragic death

Houston Rockets sharpshooter Ryan Anderson has found success on the court and now happiness off it. The 28-year-old power forward proposed to his girlfriend Kari Klinkenborg over the All-Star break during a surprise trip to Mexico. For any NBA player, this would be a joyous occasion, but it must be an especially emotional time for Anderson. In 2013, he tragically lost his then-girlfriend...
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Chan Yuen-Ting just became the first woman to manage in men's continental top-flight play

Chan Yuen-Ting became the first woman to ever coach in an inter-continental soccer competition on Wednesday as she led out Hong Kong side Eastern Sports Club against Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande in the Asian Champions League. The 28-year-old Chan led Eastern to the Hong Kong Premier League title last year making her the first woman to lead a men's professional association...
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Richard Jefferson hilariously shows his support for Kyrie Irving's flat earth idea

The Cleveland Cavaliers apparently have no plans to let this whole "Flat Earth" thing die the quiet death it deserves. This past weekend at the NBA's All-Star festivities, Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving sent the basketball world into a tizzy with his claim that the earth is flat, not a sphere, only to later indicate he was (probably) just trolling to get a reaction out of the media...
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Hampton, Delaware State to meet in Nation's Football Classic

(STATS) - Hampton will face Delaware State in the AT&T Nation's Football Classic at Washington's RFK Stadium as part of an 11-game schedule this year. The matchup will be played Friday night, Sept. 8. Hampton, which will celebrate its 150th anniversary as a university, will host five opponents - Livingstone (Sept. 16) and Monmouth (Sept. 23) in non-conference matchups, and...
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Ole Miss self-imposes one-year postseason ban following NCAA investigation

Ole Miss announced Wednesday that it will self-impose a one-year postseason ban for 2017 after an NCAA investigation uncovered 21 allegations of violations made by the football program. Among the violations found by the NCAA is a lack of institutional control — a charge which the school plans to fight, according to a video statement released by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter...
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Hornets hope to halt slide at Pistons

The Charlotte Hornets needed to get away after stumbling into the All-Star break. They lost 11 of their last 12 games, but after a week off, their head coach remains optimistic about their postseason chances. Charlotte slid from two games over .500 to 24-32, dropping 2 1/2 games behind the Detroit Pistons for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets...
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Nets reportedly agree to trade Bojan Bogdanovic to Wizards

The Nets and the Wizards have reportedly agreed to a trade that appears to be mutually beneficial for each side.According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Brooklyn is sending Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to Washington in exchange for Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and a first-round draft pick in 2017. The Wizards, meanwhile, get out from under Nicholson...
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Bill Belichick could be called to testify at Aaron Hernandez's double murder trial

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick might have to appear in court during the double murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Belichick’s name was added to a list of possible witnesses who could be called to testify filed Tuesday by Hernandez’s defense. New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had also been named as a potential witness. Jury...
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