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McConnell realized what that felt like on Wednesday night in a thrilling 98-97 victory over the rival New York Knicks. The huge basket capped the Sixers' comeback from 13 points down with eight minutes to play. "I was just trying to come back and play the way that I normally know how to play, and not think about anything". The Knicks built their lead up to 17 points midway through the second quarter before the Sixers rallied to cut it to 52-47 at halftime thanks to some vintage soft defense.
  • NASCAR's Carl Edwards to announce retirement

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    Edwards has 28 career series wins and 220 top-10s in 445 career starts. Joe Gibbs Racing has not yet commented publicly on the rumor, but immediately set two press conferences for Wednesday. He was one of four drivers who made the final four of the Chase in 2016. He led the championship contenders at Homestead-Miami Speedway with 10 laps to go before a crash with Joey Logano knocked him out of contention.
  • Tobin McDuff Looks at the History of Cowboys vs. Packers

    Tobin McDuff Looks at the History of Cowboys vs. Packers

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    What type of effect do you think Dez will have this Sunday against the Green Bay defense? There are still some skeptics who believe the Cowboys won't win Super Bowl LI-or maybe even a playoff game. Reminder: This is based exclusively on the Packers' match up with the Giants , and will serve as a starter for diving into their match up with the Cowboys later in the week - which I plan to do by also reviewing the week 6 meeting between these teams.
  • Lionel Messi rescues point for sub-par Barcelona

    Lionel Messi rescues point for sub-par Barcelona

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    Sunday's referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva's failed to spot two handballs from Villarreal captain Bruno Soriano inside the penalty area, one of which looked to be deliberate with Lionel Messi poised to score. "Pique later would only say that the person he was talking to knew who he was". Real Betis won the first ever top-flight meeting with Leganes as the fine home form under coach Victor Sanchez continued.
  • Australia's batsmen face grind in India, says coach Darren Lehmann

    Australia's batsmen face grind in India, says coach Darren Lehmann

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    They came across as a side that had the ability to surprise, something that Misbah-ul-Haq and his men aptly displayed during a memorable tour of England last summer. India's probably the greatest challenge because it's most different to what we've grown up playing against. Selectors will meet later this week but Lehmann has confirmed the reserve wicketkeeper role will fall to Peter Handscomb in India, leaving Matthew Wade and Peter Nevill battling for one squad spot.
  • Club deny £55m bid for Andrea Belotti

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    It seems, though, that few Gooners are convinced by the bid, while rivals happily suggest it could be a hint over Alexis Sanchez's future. However Arsenal have denied a bid was made. "We intend to keep Belotti and president Urbano Cairo signed this important buy-out clause". Could Arsenal really be interested in Belotti? "Honestly, I believe that we should enjoy our present and I think that the player's worth much more than that".
  • Pac-12 basketball: Chris Boucher leads No. 15 OR to another victory

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    The message, sophomore guard David Crisp said, was received: "This is what it's going to take - all you've got, and then some". "Everyone wants to start, and we have seven guys capable of it and three other guys that all want to play". "That's part of our problem, we don't practice hard and again it carries over into the games", he said, adding that it's not necessarily a consistent problem.
  • Sonny Dykes fired as Cal football head coach

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    The only bowl game the Golden Bears reached during Dykes' tenure came in 2015. Just up for air after writing a column: Sonny Dykes getting $6 million severance from Cal, per source . Cal hopes to have Dykes's replacement in place by the end of the week, Feldman reports. Many think Chip Kelly makes sense. He was previously the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech and Arizona.
  • Matsuyama 3 shots back at Tournament of Champions

    Matsuyama 3 shots back at Tournament of Champions

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    Matsuyama, who has four victories in his last five starts worldwide, was alone in second place in the elite 32-man, winners-only field after firing a superb 66 that included five birdies in the last nine holes. On the short 16th, he pounded another drive within 60 yards of the pin, but his wedge came up well short and he missed from 15 feet. Walker drained a long-range birdie at the first and Reed picked up a shot at the third to briefly make it a four-way tie at the top, only for Thomas to ...
  • Jets' Patrik Laine ruled out indefinitely with concussion

    Jets' Patrik Laine ruled out indefinitely with concussion

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    The Winnipeg Jets try to extend their winning streak to a season-high three games Saturday afternoon when they visit the Buffalo Sabres as Connor Hellebuyck looks to build off a strong performance in his third consecutive start. His 21 goals this season are tied for the rookie lead with Auston Matthews and rank third in the National Hockey League behind Sidney Crosby and Jeff Carter.
  • Anderson powers N.Zealand to T20 sweep

    Anderson powers N.Zealand to T20 sweep

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    James Neesham (15) opened the innings for New Zealand and scored three boundaries in as many overs to get the team going while Williamson (60) smashed two more fours in the next over. Rubel was clearly the pick of the bowlers with three wickets to his name. He belted 24 off nine balls, clearing the rope three times to set a New Zealand T20 record of 10 sixes, bettering Brendon McCullum's eight, set seven years ago against Australia.
  • Peterborough United - FA Cup Football - 8 January 2017

    Peterborough United - FA Cup Football - 8 January 2017

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    The Belgium International has only played 395 minutes with the Blues so far this season and is clearly unhappy with his game time at Chelsea. Prior to kick-off Chelsea announced Nathan Ake has been recalled from a loan spell at Bournemouth, with Conte stating the Dutchman has proved himself worthy of a place in his side.
  • Klopp: No regrets on Liverpool FC's FA Cup line-up

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    Liverpool , whose starting lineup had an average age of just 21 years and 296 days, now turn their attention to the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final against Southampton in midweek. Within a minute of coming on just past the hour Daniel Sturridge rolled a shot narrowly wide and then proceeded to try to win the game single-handedly as, after nearly picking out Ojo with a delicate chip, he headed over and fired into the side-netting.
  • Real Madrid 5-0 Granada

    Real Madrid 5-0 Granada

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    Wissam Ben Yedder recorded a hat trick to help Sevilla move into second place overnight with a 4-0 win over Real Sociedad . The dominating play and equaling the Spanish record came after the club celebrated Ronaldo winning his fourth Ballon d'Or, making Saturday a flawless day for the Merengues.
  • Djokovic feared Murray payback in Qatar Open thriller

    Djokovic feared Murray payback in Qatar Open thriller

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    Thankfully for those in attendance, the knock didn't appear to have any detrimental effect on the standard of the spectacle, and Djokovic even showed signs of improvement after the impromptu disruption in play. Djokovic looked in firm control at a set and a break up, enjoying a 5-3 lead in the second and serving for the match . Murray broke back in the eighth game of the opening set before securing it on a tie-break.
  • Moyes adamant that Defoe is not for sale

    Moyes adamant that Defoe is not for sale

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    Gray had the best chance of the game as early as the fifth minute when strike partner Sam Vokes allowed Darikwa's cross to run through his legs but last season's Championship player of the year swept the ball high and wide from close range.
  • Green: Warriors' 4th-quarter offense 'atrocious'

    Green: Warriors' 4th-quarter offense 'atrocious'

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    Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson , who totaled 46 points in the December 10 loss in Memphis, went for 79 against the Trail Blazers while Draymond Green handed out 11 of the team's 31 assists. Then, Golden State went very, very cold, shooting 2-for-13 from the floor in the fourth quarter as a team and committing five turnovers. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he considered calling timeout but liked the matchup of Durant being guarded by Zach Randolph .
  • Celtics use big 2nd half, hold off scrappy 76ers 110-106

    Celtics use big 2nd half, hold off scrappy 76ers 110-106

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    Philadelphia 76ers point guard T.J. McConnell posted 17 assists in the loss, putting him just one assist shy of tying the record for the most assists against the Celtics since 2001. Avery Bradley also drooled about Embiid, who finished with 23 points, eight rebounds and two blocks despite a continued minutes restriction in his delayed rookie season.
  • Pressure is on the Steelers' defense against Miami — SPORTVIEW

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    Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill practiced on a limited basis Friday and might be available next week if his team advances to the second round of the playoffs. With a first round playoff win for Pittsburgh . "To go into the postseason as heathy as I can remember, me feeling that way and the guys around me, that's very important and huge for us ".
  • Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers

    Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers

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    Clarkson then pushed Dragic to the ground. Shortly after, Miami guard James Johnson tried approaching the Lakers bench. Lou Williams scored 24 points and the Los Angeles Lakers rolled past the Miami Heat 127-100 in a testy affair on Friday night at Staples Center.
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    The Gunners got the second half off to the flawless start when Ramsey fired home with less than a minute on the clock after the restart. Robinson also had a goal ruled out for an infringement. Arsenal were a different proposition after the break and equalised a minute after the restart when Ramsey fired home from the edge of the area after Alex Iwobi's lay-off.
  • Jaap wants to Stam his mark

    Jaap wants to Stam his mark

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    He is an option for us, that is the best way to describe. " He is waiting for that opportunity to play and January is a good month for that with so many matches ". "We don't need to go to Reading for a replay". The former German global has made just one appearance this season, a late substitute cameo in an EFL Cup tie against West Ham in November, though he is in a much better position now than he was in August.
  • Pep's City big guns blow West Ham away in 'testimonial'

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    It was an FA Cup third round thrashing that West Ham United took Friday evening, as Manchester City thumped their London foes 5-0 at the Olympic Stadium. Silva's early cut-back found Pablo Zabaleta, whose goalbound shot was bravely blocked by Winston Reid, before Gael Clichy set up Silva only for his effort to be kept out by Adrian at the near post.
  • Steve Smith Wrote A Perfect Retirement Letter To Roger Goodell

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    It simply wouldn't be in his nature not to do that. Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. made his retirement official this week. He finishes his career with 1,031 receptions for 14,731 yards and 81 touchdowns. This season, he caught 70 passes for 799 yards and five scores. This comes as no surprise, as Smith had said he was planning on retiring after this season.
  • Thomas fourth among guards in All-Star voting

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    The first round of All-Star voting was released Thursday, and Porzingis was seventh among Eastern Conference frontcourt players. Pachulia isn't the first player to get tons of votes because of the major support coming from his country. Fans no longer own total control over the starters for each conference, but still have a 50-percent say. The top three players at each spot who earn the most votes from fans, media and players will make the team.
  • Man Utd are greater than Man City - Pep Guardiola

    Man Utd are greater than Man City - Pep Guardiola

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    And it gets stranger. "It might be one of my last teams", he curtly replied when asked whether Man City would be the last team he would coach before calling time on his career. Guardiola is not usually in the business of praising Jose Mourinho but the Portuguese is likely to revel in his opposite number's current frustration.
  • PACKERS COMMENTARY: Will the 'Curse of Hochuli' doom Green Bay once more?

    PACKERS COMMENTARY: Will the 'Curse of Hochuli' doom Green Bay once more?

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    Those two losses are unforgettable and largely unforgivable in Wisconsin . Both times the Packers were the highest remaining seed in the NFC playoffs. and focused on the team that we are going to be on Sunday". Favre, however, likes how the Packers have played during a six-game winning streak. Forcing defensive coordinators to decide whether to treat Montgomery as a wide receiver or a running back has allowed the Packers to get favorable matchups whichever they choose.
  • Abbott quits as more South African sporting talent heads overseas

    Abbott quits as more South African sporting talent heads overseas

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    Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed after the Proteas sealed a Test series victory over Sri Lanka on Thursday that paceman Abbott's national contract has been terminated by mutual consent. Abbott, 29, became emotional as he told journalists that he had agonised over his decision. He said he had signed the deal five months ago and had planned to announce his worldwide retirement after the third Test but brought it forward following the news leaking from England.
  • Bills: QB Tyrod Taylor 'elected' to have groin surgery

    Bills: QB Tyrod Taylor 'elected' to have groin surgery

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    Taylor's procedure puts the Bills in a hard situation as they attempt to determine if they want to move forward with the former Virginia Tech standout as their starter. We know what happened next. Of course, had the Bills not utilized this unusual - and many salary cap experts would say, unnecessary - structure with Taylor's contract, putting such a massive balloon bonus potential due one year into the deal, they could have avoided all of this anyway.