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DeMarcus Cousins says Pelicans are 'not ready’ after 30-point loss in his debut

It will not be a quick fix for the New Orleans Pelicans, who suffered a 129-99 loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday in DeMarcus Cousins’ New Orleans debut. Cousins put up his familiar All-Star caliber numbers, finishing with 27 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, five steals and four blocks. His All-Star frontcourt teammate – Anthony Davis – added 29 points and nine rebounds...
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Mavericks, Timberwolves meet in key West clash

MINNEAPOLIS -- When the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves parted for the All-Star break, the two had nearly identical records and were looking up at several teams for a possible playoff spot. Dallas and Minnesota reconvene against each other Friday, with each team still eyeing the playoffs. The teams saw Thursday's trade deadline differently and test out their approach...
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Police: Former Jets player charged with child cruelty after punching 15-year-old

Former New York Jets defensive lineman Scott Mersereau was charged with child cruelty after punching a teen he thought egged his house, police said Thursday. Mersereau was arrested in Boca Raton, Fla., on Saturday, a day after he accused a 15-year-old of throwing eggs at his home, according to the police report. The teen told Mersereau, 51, that he didn’t egg his home, and witnesses...
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LeBron James erases Courtney Lee off Planet Earth with picture-perfect chasedown block

Listen, Courtney Lee, the game is over. Please don't do anything that might get you killed, like challenging LeBron James at the rim OH MY GOOD GOD! On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the New York Knicks 119-104, and while the game certainly felt like it was a lot more lopsided than the final score, it wasn't truly over until LeBron executed one of his patented chase...
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Steve Kerr calls Warriors' post-break schedule 'the most insane' he's ever seen

Coach Steve Kerr called the Golden State Warriors' post-break schedule "the most insane schedule I’ve ever seen in all my years in the NBA", before it tipped off Thursday night against the Clippers. After home games against the Clips and Nets, the Warriors play eight games in 13 days: an East Coast trip to Philly, Washington, Chicago, New York and Atlanta; back home to host the...
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Denny Hamlin passes Dale Earnhardt Jr. late for victory in Can-Am Duel Race No. 2

Defending Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. with two laps to go to win the second Can-Am Duel qualifying race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin used a push by the Chevrolet of Austin Dillon to make the race-winning pass. “Great FedEx Toyota, great car,” said Hamlin. “Got a great push there from Austin. We worked really well together...
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Andrew Bogut reportedly eligible to rejoin Warriors due to a loophole in NBA rules

Andrew Bogut, who went to the Finals with the Warriors for the past two seasons, was dealt from Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, and according to reports, the Sixers don't plan on keeping him around. With the trade deadline passed, the Sixers likely will buy him out, leaving the 7-foot Australian free to sign with anyone — except the Warriors. At least, that's what everyone...
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Derrick Rose says Knicks’ triangle offense is 'just random basketball’

It’s safe to say Derrick Rose hasn’t made an easy transition in his first season with the New York Knicks. The oft-injured point guard was the subject of trade speculation heading into Thursday’s deadline and he’s struggled to find a comfort zone in the Knicks’ triangle offense. Despite playing 48 games heading into Thursday matchup against the Cavs, the 28-year-old point...
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Corey LaJoie admits he'd have wrecked his own mother to make Daytona 500

Corey LaJoie made the Daytona 500 on Thursday night, doing what he figured he had to do to finish ahead of Reed Sorenson in the opening Can-Am Duel at Daytona to clinch his spot in Sunday's Great American Race. "I just had to beat him. I didn't want to be sipping margaritas on a beach on Sunday. I wanted to be out there racing," LaJoie said. LaJoie and Sorenson both entered the night...
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McDavid, Oilers face tough task at league-leading Washington

WASHINGTON -- Connor McDavid, the 20-year superstar, against the NHL team with the best record. That's the matchup Friday night when the Oilers visit the Capitals. Based on the first meeting, Washington already knows Edmonton is no mere one-man gang. McDavid, the league's top scorer with 68 points, is one of eight Oilers between 11-22 goals. Defenseman Kris Russell isn't among...
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Watch DeMarcus Cousins knock down his first shot with the Pelicans

The DeMarcus Cousins era in New Orleans has begun and the Pelicans’ newest star got it going early Thursday against the Rockets. Cousins scored the first points of the game after setting a high screen for Jrue Holiday, who swung it back to Cousins for an open 20-footer. Cousins knocked down another jumper later in the quarter, this time off the dribble. Cousins hit three of his...
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Illinois State to face Colorado State in 2018

(STATS) - Illinois State and Colorado State announced a first-ever meeting Sept. 22, 2018 in Fort Collins on Thursday. Illinois State defeated an FBS opponent this past season, 9-7 at Northwestern. "I think this game is a great opportunity for our players, and I like to play one of these games at least every other year," Redbirds coach Brock Spack said. Illinois State, from the...
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Chase Elliott wins opening Can-Am Duel at Daytona

Chase Elliott won the first Can-Am Duel at Daytona on Thursday night after starting from the pole, holding off a number of NASCAR's top restrictor-plate racers to do so. "I know this is just a Duel win and doesn't count toward the playoffs, but this still is a big deal for our team," said Elliott, who already had won the pole for Sunday's Daytona 500 (live on FOX at 2 p.m. ET). Brad...
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Reed Sorenson's Daytona 500 hopes take a hit in scary Duel crash

Thursday night’s first Can-Am Duel Daytona 500 qualifying race saw calamity in the closing stages, at Reed Sorenson went head on into the wall in a hard crash on Lap 47 of 60. Coming into the tri-oval on the frontstretch, Corey LaJoie closed on Sorenson’s rear and may have made contact with him. Sorenson, in turn, collected Paul Menard in the incident, causing heavy damage on...
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Pacers stand pat, start stretch run vs. Grizzlies

INDIANAPOLIS -- With the All-Star Break and Trading Deadline passed, the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies will go back to work on Friday night in Indianapolis. These teams each come in as the No. 6-seed in their respective conferences. Trade speculation surrounded the Pacers all week, but Larry Bird and company ended up staying pat. "These are my guys," Paul George told pacers...
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Lakers, under Magic's guidance, take on revamped Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY -- While most of the teams in the NBA have a timid approach when it comes to making trades, the Oklahoma City Thunder never have been in that category. As the 2016-17 trade deadline approached Thursday, Thunder General Manager Sam Presti once again showed he is not afraid to make moves. Presti sent guard Cameron Payne, forward Anthony Morrow and forward Joffrey Lauvergne...
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Suns face Bulls with both teams missing familiar faces

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls enter the final 25 games of the regular season in search of consistency, especially when it comes to playing against the NBA's also-rans. The Bulls are coming out of the All-Star break one game under .500 despite boasting a 6-1 record against the Eastern Conference's top three teams. But if the Bulls hope to hold on to a playoff spot after entering...
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Bucks come out of break on roll, face slumping Jazz

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks will begin their playoff push Friday night when they play host to the Utah Jazz at the Bradley Center. Despite losing forward Jabari Parker to a season-ending ACL injury for the second time in three seasons, Milwaukee finished the first half on a high note, winning three in a row to move within a game of Detroit for the eighth and final Eastern...
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Raptors set to unveil F Ibaka against Celtics

TORONTO -- Serge Ibaka will make his Toronto Raptors debut Friday night against the Boston Celtics at the Air Canada Centre. The power forward was obtained from the Orlando Magic in a trade on Feb. 14 but it was decided that he would not play the next night when the Raptors narrowly defeated the Charlotte Hornets in their final game before the All-Star Game break. Ibaka is not...
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Live: Follow all the action in Cam-Am Duel at Daytona No. 1

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Heat, Hawks begin second half with playoff goals

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat begin the second half of the season with obvious playoff goals. Atlanta wants to move up a spot and earn home court advantage. The Heat wants to pick up a couple of games and qualify for the playoffs. Atlanta made a secondary move at the trade deadline, while Miami stood pat. The Hawks (32-24) begin the second half of the season in fifth...
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Watch what it is like to hit a $324K Rainbow Pick 6

The Rainbow Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park is one of the tougher pools to take down. If picking six winners in a row isn't difficult enough, factor in the only way to take the entire prize is to have the only winning ticket on a program. On Thursday at the Florida track, this group only needed a 27-1 shot to come in for them to connect for more than $320,000. Nick the Card Shark came...
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Paul George frustrated Pacers didn't keep him 'in the loop' during trade talk

In the end, the Indiana Pacers opted to keep Paul George despite the franchise actively trying to gauge the superstar’s value as Thursday’s trade deadline approached. But it appears while the Pacers were talking to other teams about George, they weren’t keeping the 26-year-old up to date about where he might go. George spoke to reporters after practice Thursday and expressed...
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Olympic champion Simone Biles reportedly to compete on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Looks like there's going to be another Olympic gold medalist vying for the coveted Mirrorball trophy this spring. Reigning all-around gymnastics champion Simone Biles is set to compete on Season 24 of reality series "Dancing With the Stars," "Entertainment Tonight" reports. The 19-year-old gymnastics powerhouse will come on the heels of her Rio 2016 Summer Olympics teammate Laurie...
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Roy Jones Jr. wants to fight Anderson Silva on the same card as Mayweather-McGregor

The superfight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather isn’t close to happening right now but former boxing champ Roy Jones Jr. wants people to know he’s got dibs on the co-main event spot. Jones Jr. was recently asked for his thoughts on the proposed bout between the UFC superstar and the all-time boxing great and “Captain Hook” had a short and sweet answer. “I think...
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