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Author: 0 Leonard, Spurs spoil Durant's Warriors debut with blowout

The rebounding and bench problems were already mentioned, and those will be things to watch as the Warriors move forward. This will all be forgotten once the Warriors put together a winning streak, which should happen pretty soon. This year's version of the Warriors comes with extremely high expectations, which is to say the bar has been set even higher for a team that won 73 games in the regular season last year and came within one win of their second consecutive championship.

Author: 0 Griffiths will get Celtic chance, says Rodgers

We've already had one meeting between the two teams this season and after the 5-1 drubbing Brendan Rodgers' men dished out to Mark Warburton's side, revenge will be on the agenda on Sunday. "If we didn't have that and we didn't have the collective spirit here for the team to do well, then it would probably make it harder for us". We are fighting for each other, we are winning the ball back and creating chances.

Sports Jets' Mangold doubtful, Clady and Wilkerson questionable
Author: 0 Jets' Mangold doubtful, Clady and Wilkerson questionable

The Jets probably also will be without center Nick Mangold (ankle), who is listed as doubtful. Another option to join the ailing offensive line is right tackle Breno Giacomini, who has been on the physically unable to perform list all season with a back injury, but began practicing last week.

Author: 0 Manager of EPL champions Ranieri discloses his extreme anger despite UCL victory

Danny Simpson is confident Premier League champions Leicester City can compete on both the domestic and continental fronts. Karagounis worked alongside Ranieri during the Italian's short and unsuccessful stint with the Greek national team in 2014, just seven months before he became Leicester boss and took the Foxes to their first ever Premier League title.

Author: 0 Bayern wins again, promoted Leipzig keeps pace in Bundesliga

Koo Ja-cheol took advantage of some wayward Bayern defending to equalize from close range with more than 20 minutes remaining but it was as good as it got for the home side. Borussia Dortmund moved up to fifth with a goalless draw at home to Schalke , although their deficit on Bayern is now eight points. The game was effectively over just three minutes into the second half when Lewandowski scored his second of the game with Robben once again the provider for the Poland worldwide, who ...

Author: 0 So, Michael Phelps Apparently Secretly Got Married Months Ago

Who knew Michael Phelps was so sneaky? If the news is true, we're, of course, thrilled for the happy couple - how cute are they, you guys?! In other words, the couple was married during the 2016 Olympic Games, although no one knew it. Phelps, a Baltimore native, revealed the couple's engagement in February a year ago. On June 13, Johnson posted a photo to her Instagram account, showing her, Phelps and their infant son Boomer (who was born in May), with the caption, " Such a memorable ...

Sports DH Santana set to move to left for Indians
Author: 0 DH Santana set to move to left for Indians

Whereas with the Cubs, it's just "can they get there in my lifetime? that's it". Schwarber was told he could not play the field before the Cubs' workout Thursday, in which he hit several home runs during batting practice but merely stood in left field with coaches Dave Martinez and Mike Borzello.

Author: 0 Redskins, Bengals a close pairing for game in London

Offensive lineman Trent Williams and Brandon Scherff have been banged up and their availability will also be watched. The Redskins practice Thursday before flying to London for a Friday practice. "I think things have changed", Dalton said when asked about the Redskins having the advantage of Gruden knowing the Bengals' offense. Kirk Cousins has been playing well lately and now has 1,996 yards passing with 10 touchdowns on the season.

Sports Mauricio Pochettino: 'No extra pressure on Vincent Janssen'
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino: 'No extra pressure on Vincent Janssen'

Mauricio Pochettino hopes Harry Kane will be back to face Arsenal next weekend but said he will not rush the England striker or his other injured players until they are ready. It's true all players want to play as soon as possible but sometimes it's not possible. Pochettino's declaration that Kane would not be spending as much time on the sidelines as first feared was naturally interpreted as a welcome boost, but in hindsight it may actually have been a much more significant moment in ...

Author: 0 James Milner ruled out as Moreno starts for Liverpool against Crystal Palace

A late goal from Yohan Cabaye was a consolation for the Eagles as the outcome of the match was already decided even before the Frenchman's goal. That assessment is born out by this season's statistics, which show that Benteke has won more headers - 9.1 per 90 minutes - than anyone else who has played five Premier League games or more , in a side who supply more crosses than any other.

Author: 0 Giroud's 1st Arsenal goals of season add to Sunderland woes

However, Sanchez put Arsenal ahead in the 19th minute when he got ahead of Lamine Kone to head home Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross. Sunderland boss David Moyes questioned his side's defending from crosses as they suffered a 4-1 home defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.

Author: 0 San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways From Season Opener vs. Warriors

His sidekick LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 14 rebounds and Pau Gasol was not a large contributor statistically, but his presence in the lane could be felt. He connected on his first four shots, and his fourth was a 3-pointer from the right wing that got the fans up on their feet. "I know I was", Kerr told reporters.

Sports Koeman says would welcome Rooney return to Everton
Author: 0 Koeman says would welcome Rooney return to Everton

The 35-year-old midfielder, who is now a free agent, told Sky Sports that he thinks the Manchester United forward would be open to a return to Goodison Park before he retires from professional football. It doesn't take a footballing genius to tell you he is past his best, but he'll remain Premier League quality for the next five years at least. Among the clubs Rooney has been linked with are Inter, LA Galaxy and, indeed, former side Everton .

Author: 0 The Big 12 Left 17 Schools at the Altar

The memo also suggested conference officials should not "indicate that TV influenced (its) decision" and that the Big 12 was not "psychologically disadvantaged" because it did not expand after conducting in-person meetings with administrators from 11 schools considered finalists in the expansion deliberations.

Sports Toronto, LA reach last 8 of MLS playoffs
Author: 0 Toronto, LA reach last 8 of MLS playoffs

Having survived a midweek elimination game, Toronto FC finds itself in deeper MLS playoff waters this weekend against New York City FC. Neither team brought much momentum into the contest. Ilsinho came on as the first Union substitute, replacing Fabian Herbers in the 59th minute hoping for any kind of offensive spark. But the home side struck first in the 15th minute with Altidore muscling his way into Philadelphia territory.

Author: 0 Luis Enrique tells Guardiola critics: "He's going to win"

I spoke with Mikel [Arteta] and he informs me that they are a special team. Under Pulis, West Brom's record when hosting top-six sides reads W3-D4-L3, meaning they have the ability to cause problems. Speaking at a press conference ahead of Barça's weekend game against Granada, Enrique hit out at the rising criticism of Pep, saying, "To the critics of Guardiola I will say this: don't worry, he's going to win trophies this season".

Sports Romo throws in practice for 1st time since August injury
Author: 0 Romo throws in practice for 1st time since August injury

We had him here this spring in our building and I really liked him. "He was in on a few plays around the quarterback a few times and a couple of blitzes, and he's a guy that obviously now is going to have to increase his workload". Ezekiel Elliott had a 4th straight monster performance, logging 157 yards on 28 carries, his highest yardage output in any game this season as he is making a strong case for rookie of the year through 6 games.

Author: 0 WTA Singapore: Svetlana Kuznetsova upsets Agnieszka Radwanska

As Radwanska fought back in the second set, Kuznetsova stunned onlookers as she took to her hair with scissors, later explaining that a heavy ponytail was putting her off ground strokes. Kuznetsova only qualified for the elite eight-woman tournament on Saturday after winning the Kremlin Cup but she staved off exhaustion and a match point in the deciding set to emerge victorious over the world No.3.

Sports Conor McGregor getting married? Latest news on the UFC star
Author: 0 Conor McGregor getting married? Latest news on the UFC star

The countdown is very much on to UFC 205, with just over a fortnight to go until Conor McGregor faces off with Eddie Alvarez in Madison Square Garden in New York City. He said: "I think we do it under the nine-minute mark". McGregor avenged the loss at UFC 202 by unanimous decision. A source told The Sun that Mcgregor is now "determined to take time out, and after UFC 205 is the flawless time to start".

Author: 0 Redskins CB Norman, TE Reed cleared to travel to London

Get sacks, hit him on every play, make him uncomfortable, feel pressured, and force him to make mistakes. They still have four games remaining in the division as they look for a sixth straight playoff berth. Cousins Getting It Right: Is "Captain Kirk" finally playing up to potential? Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been brilliant, but to a great extent he's a product of the Dallas running attack.

Sports Harbaugh's salary tops college football coaches
Author: 0 Harbaugh's salary tops college football coaches

His pay package easily outpaces Alabama's Nick Saban, who was previously the top-paid coach in the college ranks at about $7 million per year, according USA Today's report. Ohio State's Urban Meyer ($6,094,800) also tops the $6-million mark this year. Washington's Chris Peterson, coach of No. 4 Washington, is No. 25 at $3.6 million.

Sports Schwarber on Cubs' World Series roster; could start at DH
Author: 0 Schwarber on Cubs' World Series roster; could start at DH

On Tuesday, Cleveland will be on center stage of the sports universe and will have a downtown celebration beyond anything that has happened here before. Salazar, who hasn't pitched since September 9 because of tightness in his right forearm, will be on Cleveland's roster and is expected to pitch against the Chicago Cubs .

Sports Dolphins' Landry fined $24309 for illegal block
Author: 0 Dolphins' Landry fined $24309 for illegal block

Landry approached Williams on the field following the play and appeared to give him a tap on the backside in a gesture of good will. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore told the AP that Williams is experiencing numbness in one of his arms, and Williams' father Anthony said his son will consult his entire family to "make the best decision that's right for him".

Sports Baez, Lester share NLCS MVP award
Author: 0 Baez, Lester share NLCS MVP award

There are ex-teammates from those championship teams in 2007 (Coco Crisp) and 2013 (Mike Napoli, Andrew Miller) at Fenway Park. Taking pitches and spoiling pitchers' wipe-out attempts with foul balls can be successful water torture both in a given game and in a series.

Sports Major League Baseball commish says he plans to meet with Indians owner on logo
Author: 0 Major League Baseball commish says he plans to meet with Indians owner on logo

Demonstrators have been outside the ballpark protesting the franchise's logo. Manfred said whether an agreement is reached during this year's Series "depends on how long the World Series goes". The issue came to prominence again earlier this month when the Indians played the Toronto Blue Jays in the NLCS and a Native American activist filed an injunction in the Canadian court system to prohibit the Cleveland team from using its name or logo.

Author: 0 Bling and baseball: Cleveland at center of sports storm

With the sun ducking in and out of the clouds on a crisp autumn afternoon, Jill Davis of Marietta, Ohio, stood on the plaza between the Q and Progressive Field and reflected on a year Cleveland fans won't forget. Both teams displayed a solid offensive start with the game tied at seven after the first timeout called at 7:28. Just waiting to say hello to LeBron and the rest of the gang.

Sports James has triple-double as Cavs rout Knicks 117-88 in opener
Author: 0 James has triple-double as Cavs rout Knicks 117-88 in opener

Not put them down but for sure we have to foul them in the open court to make sure he doesn't get the crowd into the game. "There were so many emotions", he said. He may not grab the rebounds of a Russell Westbrook or rack up lots of assists, but Irving just makes winning plays. "One team is the defending champions and the other is already a victor of the American League and is now going for the World Series title", said Macy, a cab driver.

Sports Tom Wood called up by England for autumn internationals
Author: 0 Tom Wood called up by England for autumn internationals

The England squad departs Sunday for a week of warm-weather training in Portugal. "It's about his effectiveness as a ball-carrier, his effectiveness clearing-out and his effectiveness in the tackle", Jones said of Harrison, adding that he had "elevated himself greatly".

Sports Lakers pick up contract options on Randle, Russell, Nance
Author: 0 Lakers pick up contract options on Randle, Russell, Nance

Despite both teams grabbing 39 rebounds on the night, the Rockets never did seem to grab one when it counted, and a promising first half descended into too many one-and-dones in the second half. The Lakers went 12-of-35 from 3-point range. The Rockets allowed the very young Lakers to shoot over 50 percent from the floor and rarely stopped anyone all night.

Sports Broncos RB CJ Anderson has right knee injury
Author: 0 Broncos RB CJ Anderson has right knee injury

But Denver's offense certainly looks more dynamic with two healthy running backs carrying the load, especially since it minimizes the pressure placed on young quarterback Trevor Siemian. Anderson leads the team with 437 rushing yards through its 5-2 start. While Booker will become an immediate RB1 or RB2 for fantasy owners, third-string running back Kapri Bibbs could be a potential sleeper to watch out for.

Author: 0 Mikel in showdown talks with Conte

But Hammers boss Bilic wants his players pumped up as they attempt to knock Antonio Conte's side out and reach the quarter-finals. "Sunderland, who provided little threat throughout the game enjoyed their best spell at the beginning of the second period; Hammers keeper Adrian was forced to react smartly when left one-on-one right at the beginning of the half when the visitors created their best chance of the afternoon".

Author: 0 Confidence key for Kerber in maintaining top spot

Halep also has the game that can frustrate Kerber , as she's able to ahg in those long rallies and won't give away points. "I just think having a match under my belt there is a little bit less nerves going out next time and I can go and play with nothing to lose", Keys said.

Sports Maryland handles Michigan State 28-17
Author: 0 Maryland handles Michigan State 28-17

The Michigan State Spartans are desperate for a victory that would snap a brutal five-game losing streak. "I firmly believe that". For our guys to dig deep and have that type of response, and really for a young team to have that type of response is huge.

Author: 0 Svetlana Kuznetsova Snips Her Hair And Bosses The Match

The eventual champion survived a three-set battle with Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 during the quarterfinals of the 2016 Western & Southern Open for her second WTA title of the season. Radwanska had no idea Kuznetsova had given herself a trim, joking with reporters: "Good thing she didn't cut anything else". Bad hair day: Svetlana Kuznetsova hacks off her hair.