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Nov 25

Davis, Cousins lead Pelicans’ rout of Suns

PHOENIX (AP) — When Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are rolling and their teammates’ shots are falling, it’s a good night for the New Orleans Pelicans. Mix in a lack of effort by an opponent, and Friday night was a very good night for New Orleans. Davis had 23 points and nine rebounds, Cousins

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Nov 25

Celtics cruise to 118-103 victory over Magic

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 17 of his 30 points in a blistering first half and the Boston Celtics jumped to an early lead and coasted to a 118-103 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. One game after ending their streak of 16 consecutiv…

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Nov 25

Warriors fan overcome with emotion after being surprised with tickets

One young fan had his day made when his uncle placed a Warriors jersey, hat and a piece of paper in front of him. The uncle surprised his nephew with tickets to the Warriors-Heat game in Miami on Dec. 3. While the kid didn’t know what was happening at first, when he realized what the gift was, he

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Nov 24

Bears DE hilariously apologizes for angrily shoving wrong Panthers player

This absolutely hilarious moment was shared by NFL.com’s The Checkdown on social media on Friday. It happened weeks ago, but it’s so fantastic — just watch. That’s Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks angrily shoving Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess, who Hicks thought was tight end Chris

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Nov 24

Does Derrick Rose still want to play in the NBA?

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick and A.J. Neuharth-Keusch break down just how good the 76ers’ young center has been so far this season. If there’s been one constant throughout Derrick Rose’s NBA career, it’s been his unwavering belief in himself. His belief that he would return

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Nov 24

Does Derrick Rose still want to play in the NBA?

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick and A.J. Neuharth-Keusch break down just how good the 76ers’ young center has been so far this season. If there’s been one constant throughout Derrick Rose’s NBA career, it’s been his unwavering belief in himself. His belief that he would return

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Nov 24

Los Angeles Chargers secondary piling up interceptions

Check out the top moments that helped define the outcomes of the Thanksgiving Day games in the NFL. ARLINGTON, Texas – There’s no turnover chain or locker room signs – yet – but the Los Angeles Chargers defensive backs are working up their own nickname after intercepting nine passes in the past three

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Nov 24

Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers to handle ‘personal matter’

CLEVELAND (AP) — Injured point guard Derrick Rose has been excused from the Cavaliers to handle a personal matter. A team spokesman said Friday that Rose, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury, has not been with the team since Wednesday and there is no timetable on when he’ll return. ESPN is

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Nov 24

Why James Harden is the new favorite for NBA MVP

Last year’s NBA MVP race was positively thrilling, one that sparked endless debate among fans, pundits and players. 1. James Harden (last week: 2) We’ll get to why Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped out of the top spot for the first time all season in a second. Harden, meanwhile, leads in the NBA

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Nov 24

Which Cavs player had a better Thanksgiving spread?

Didn’t think you could ever eat again? Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson’s social media may change your mind on that one. Thompson apparently spent the holiday with Khloe Kardashian: And Love had everything from pancakes to about a dozen different desserts:

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Nov 24

76ers’ Joel Embiid: ‘I think I’m the best defensive player in the league right now’

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick and A.J. Neuharth-Keusch break down just how good the 76ers’ young center has been so far this season. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid isn’t lacking when it comes to confidence. Even though he’s played in just 46 career games, Embiid is already

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Nov 24

76ers’ Joel Embiid: ‘I think I’m the best defensive player in the league right now’

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick and A.J. Neuharth-Keusch break down just how good the 76ers’ young center has been so far this season. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid isn’t lacking when it comes to confidence. Even though he’s played in just 46 career games, Embiid is already

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Nov 24

Top sports deals for Black Friday shoppers

Columnist Marc Saltzman runs through the apps that will help you save money while shopping. Retail therapy may be the answer to clearing your tryptophan-induced haze and healing those backyard football bruises. And, with any luck, you can snag some dea…

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Nov 24

WATCH: Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball, LaMelo Ball play pick-up on Thanksgiving

The Ball brothers aren’t like the rest of us. While most Americans were probably too wiped from Thanksgiving dinner to so much as lift a finger after the holiday festivities, Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball went to the gym at Calvary Chapel in Yorba Linda, California to play pick-up basketball

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Nov 24

Brian Shaw praises Lonzo Ball’s work ethic, bashes D’Angelo Russell for ‘[expletive]ing’

Brian Shaw knows Lonzo Ball’s work ethic as well as anyone on the Los Angeles Lakers’ coaching staff does. The former NBA vet-turned-head coach of the Denver Nuggets was assigned by Luke Walton to serve as a mentor to Zo—this, after working closely with D’Angelo Russell, the rookie’s

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Nov 24

Watch the Steelers give back to their community on Thanksgiving

Many families in the Pittsburgh area were able to enjoy a happy Thanksgiving this year because of a joint effort by the Army, local police and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Once again the team was part of a Thanksgiving food giveaway to are families in need…

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