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Kawhi Leonard returns to Toronto, says Raptors’ ride to title was fun

[ad_1] TORONTO -- In his first return to Toronto since being the toast of the Raptors' championship parade, Kawhi Leonard had flashbacks on his drive to the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday morning."The ride was fun," Leonard said at the LA Clippers' morning shootaround before playing in Toronto for the first time since leaving as a free agent in July. "I had a great time last year with the coaching staff,
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Colby Covington’s divisiveness hits home ahead of UFC title fight

[ad_1] COCONUT CREEK, Fla. -- Colby Covington is shadow boxing, warming up for a private striking workout. He's with a coach, inside a room tucked next to an acai bowls cafe. Rock music is playing on Covington's smartphone, and he's wearing a shirt that reads "Stomp my flag, I'll stomp your ass."It's 1:06 p.m. on a Monday in mid-November at the famed American Top Team training center. A few feet
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Matt Jones wins second Australian Open title by 1 stroke

[ad_1] SYDNEY (AP) — Matt Jones made a testing four-foot par putt on the final hole to hold off Louis Oosthuizen and win his second Australian Open golf championship on Sunday by one stroke after a 2-under 69. Jones, who is a member at the host Australian Golf Club and won his first national title there in 2015, had a 72-hole total of 15-under 269. Oosthuizen, playing for the first
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Jermall Charlo stops Dennis Hogan in 7th round to retain title

[ad_1] After two wins in a row by decision, middleweight world titlist Jermall Charlo was antsy to return to his knockout ways and predicted he would score one against Dennis Hogan on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.Charlo did just that, scoring two knockdowns and stopping Hogan in the seventh round to retain his 160-pound world title for the second time in the Showtime-televised main event."I made
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College Football Playoff tracker — How each conference title game affects the field

[ad_1] GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens, who is also the chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, is here at the Gaylord Texan Resort, not the Pac-12 championship game, where his two-loss Ducks have a chance to win the league -- and simultaneously eliminate it from the CFP with a win over No. 5 Utah.Selection committee member Joe Castiglione, who is the athletic director at Oklahoma,
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Can Georgia’s offense smash-mouth its way past LSU in the SEC title game?

[ad_1] ATHENS, Georgia -- Compared to the offenses of other College Football Playoff contenders such as Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma, Georgia's might feel more like a Sunday drive in your grandfather's Cadillac.With former LSU coach Les Miles behind the wheel.No. 2 LSU, which plays No. 4 Georgia in Saturday's SEC championship game in Atlanta, averages 48.7 points per game. Only No. 1 Ohio State, led by former Bulldogs
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Regaining heavyweight title not an easy task for Anthony Joshua against Andy Ruiz Jr.

[ad_1] THEY CALLED IT the Kangaroo Punch. The challenger leaped forward like he had springs attached to the bottom of his boxing boots, unleashing an arcing left hook as he propelled himself toward his opponent. The punch connected flush on the champion's dimpled chin, sending him crashing down on his back, as the gathering of 31,892 at the Polo Grounds roared as one and flashbulbs blazed by the dozens.Ingemar Johansson
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Chiefs sweep of Raiders all but locks up division title – Kansas City Chiefs Blog

[ad_1] KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A fourth straight AFC West championship is not yet in the possession of the Kansas City Chiefs, but they took a huge step toward securing it with their 40-9 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.The 8-4 Chiefs are two games ahead of the 6-6 and second-place Raiders in the AFC West. They swept the season series, having also won in September
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Deontay Wilder KO’s Luis Ortiz in 7th round to retain heavyweight title

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- Heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder said over and over that his rematch with Luis "King Kong" Ortiz would end in a knockout. He promised one and advised all who would be watching not to go to the bathroom or to get a snack or to check their cellphones because it could come at any moment.And it sure did.Ortiz was soundly outboxing Wilder and was ahead on