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After Rockets exit, told Chris Paul to ‘just be careful’

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Ore. -- Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have a lot of shared basketball history together after almost two decades in the NBA, but there's one specific tie between the two former All-Stars that has binded both proud men over the last year -- their respective unceremonious divorces from the Houston Rockets.Anthony, who was waived by the Rockets after just 10 games last season, and struggled to find a
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Anthony Davis says Lakers trio urged 50-point effort

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't Anthony Davis' idea to score 50 points Sunday in the Los Angeles Lakers' 142-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.Avery Bradley first suggested it to him at halftime, when Davis was already up to 27 points. DeMarcus Cousins then encouraged him to keep chasing it during second-half timeouts. And finally, Rajon Rondo instructed him to go get one more bucket when his point total was
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Mavs’ Luka Doncic — I need to tone it down with officials

[ad_1] DALLAS -- Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic stopped at midcourt after the final buzzer sounded Sunday, unleashing several more choice words to the officiating crew before he left the American Airlines Center court at the end of a 110-106 loss to the Sacramento Kings.Doncic was livid about the no-call on his shot with 7.7 seconds remaining, when he felt that he earned a pair of free throws that would have
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Chiefs clinch division title in New England, though Pat Mahomes injures hand

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Kansas City Chiefs wore the T-shirts and ball caps they had ready for the occasion after they clinched their fourth consecutive AFC West championship with Sunday's 23-16 victory over the New England Patriots.But not all the news was favorable for the 9-4 Chiefs afterward. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was scheduled to have X-rays after injuring his passing hand early in the game."It doesn't feel great right
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Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny sprains ACL early in loss to Rams

[ad_1] 8:57 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN LOS ANGELES -- Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny left Sunday night's 28-12 defeat to the Los Angeles Rams after spraining the ACL in his knee on Seattle's opening drive.Penny went down in obvious pain after gaining 16 yards on a screen pass. He was initially ruled questionable to return before being downgraded to out."We don't know how serious it is, but it's significant," Seattle
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Undrafted rookie QB Devlin Hodges wins first 3 starts for Steelers

[ad_1] GLENDALE, Arizona -- There's plenty about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin "Duck" Hodges that isn't like most other NFL starting quarterbacks.For one, there aren't any other starting NFL quarterbacks with their own custom duck caller from Duck Commander. And Uncle Si Robertson from "Duck Dynasty" isn't giving pregame shoutouts to any other starting NFL quarterbacks.Go get 'em Duck. #[email protected] @DevlinHodges10 pic.twitter.com/GIzkcAlKyW— Duck Commander (@Duck_Commander) December 8, 2019 Plus, how many
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LaMelo Ball to miss 4 weeks in Australian league with bruised foot

[ad_1] Potential No. 1 NBA draft pick LaMelo Ball will miss about four weeks with a foot injury, sources told ESPN. Ball suffered a bruised foot in practice last week and was prescribed to rest by an Australian foot specialist he visited, which will likely keep him out of action until January.The 18-year-old Ball has had a major impact for the Illawarra Hawks in the Australian NBL thus far, averaging
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Source — Falcons’ Desmond Trufant breaks forearm, ending season

[ad_1] ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant suffered a broken forearm in Sunday's 40-20 win over the Carolina Panthers and will be out for the rest of the season, a source told ESPN.Trufant injured what appeared to be his right forearm with just over two minutes remaining before halftime. He walked off the field looking at his right arm and didn't return to the game.Trufant will have surgery this
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Union executive Marvin Miller, catcher Ted Simmons elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

[ad_1] SAN DIEGO -- Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons.After falling short in his first seven times on veterans committee ballots, Miller received 12 of 16 votes from this year's 16-man modern committee, exactly