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Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart welcomed back in 1st game vs. Lakers at Staples

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES -- In their first game back in Los Angeles against their old team, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart were welcomed by the Lakers with a highlight video Friday night.The New Orleans Pelicans had played in Staples Center earlier this season against the LA Clippers, but this was the first time Lakers fans had a chance to see Ingram, Ball and Hart since the trio was

Schauffele takes 1-shot lead at Kapalua in title defense

[ad_1] KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The only thing that resembled paradise to Xander Schauffele at Kapalua was his name atop the leaderboard Friday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Through bursts of rain and gusts that topped 30 mph, Schauffele managed to go bogey-free for the second straight day with a 5-under 68 that gave him a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed and Joaquin Niemann. Schauffele is trying to become

Capitals edge Hurricanes behind Kuznetsov, Eller

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals held off the Carolina Hurricanes for a 4-3 win Friday night. Richard Panik and Jakob Vrana also scored for the Capitals, who had dropped two in a row. Rookie goalie Ilya Samsonov stopped 38 shots to win for the 11th time in 13 starts this season. Washington led 4-1
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Jalen Suggs commits to Gonzaga, says overseas ‘very serious’ option

[ad_1] Top-10 prospect Jalen Suggs announced his commitment to Gonzaga on Friday night, becoming the highest-ranked recruit in program history."I think Mark Few is the best coach in the country," Suggs said during his announcement on ESPN2.Suggs, who had been rumored over the past few months to potentially go overseas for one season instead of college, confirmed during his announcement that it's a "very serious" option and that there have
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Report — Wild boar behind Yoenis Cespedes’ ankle injury

[ad_1] It's rarely boring with the New York Mets.The latest example: a wild boar and Yoenis Cespedes.The New York Post reported Friday that the fractured ankle Cespedes suffered in the spring came after a bizarre incident the injury-plagued outfielder had with the animal at his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida.News of the injury itself isn't new.Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters in May that Cespedes suffered multiple
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Wizards’ Isaiah Thomas ejected less than 2 minutes into game for making contact with ref

[ad_1] WASHINGTON -- Washington point guard Isaiah Thomas was ejected in the first quarter of the Wizards' game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night for making contact with an official.Thomas was tied up along the sideline by Portland's Carmelo Anthony with 10:32 left in the quarter. As he broke away from Anthony he made contact with referee Marat Kogut, who stumbled into the crowd.Thomas was given a technical
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Canada downs Greece in ATP Cup opener

[ad_1] Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas has complained of an arm irritation after Denis Shapovalov pulled off the ATP Cup's first upset to seal victory for Canada in their opening clash in Brisbane on Friday.The big-serving left-hander upstaged world No.6 Tsitsipas 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4) to give Canada an unbeatable 2-0 lead in their tie before securing a clean sweep with a doubles win in the inaugural 28-team tournament to be

Montgomery calls firing by Stars ‘appropriate,’ enters rehab

[ad_1] DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery said Friday his abrupt dismissal by the NHL club was “appropriate” and he has entered alcohol rehab. Montgomery’s statement was his first public comment since he was fired Dec. 10 for unspecified unprofessional conduct. He said the firing was “a wake-up call.” “It was also the appropriate call,” Montgomery said. “I let the team’s front office, staff and players down.

Raiders CB Nevin Lawson draws one-game suspension for using helmet as a weapon in finale

[ad_1] The NFL has suspended Raiders cornerback Nevin Lawson for one game without pay for using his helmet as a weapon in Sunday's 16-15 loss to the Broncos.2 RelatedLawson will miss the first game next year as a result of the suspension.He was ejected before the final play of the Week 17 game for taking off his helmet and swinging it.Earlier this year, Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett was suspended
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Weird, wonderful New Year’s sports traditions

[ad_1] Take a trip around the world to find interesting perspectives of holiday sports traditions.Justin Jefferson, No. 2, had himself a night in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, hauling in four touchdown passes to lead LSU to a national championship game berth. Todd Kirkland/Getty ImagesMarco Fois was one of four men to participate in the Tuffo nel Tevere, a New Year’s Day tradition in Rome, Italy,