Oct 18

Colin Kaepernick wasn't invited, but here's how he was present at NFL meetings

Colin Kaepernick’s unlikely impact is that he has unified the league and its players union against social injustice.

      

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Oct 18

Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics get nightmarish start to NBA season

Gordon Hayward’s goals and dreams for his first season in Boston were crushed five short minutes into the new season.

      

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Oct 18

10 things to know about 2017-18 Mavs season, from how the schedule stacks up to players to watch and more

The 2017-18 Dallas Mavericks regular season starts tonight! Here is everything you need to know about this team as the games start rolling.1. Zwanzig Zwanzig is how you say “twenty” in German, the number you will hear most throughout the season because…

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Oct 18

Warriors get their rings; it never gets old

Steve Kerr recalled one of his many ring ceremonies and telling then-Commissioner David Stern, “We’ve got to stop meeting like this.”

He was kidding, of course. Ring ceremonies, after all, never get old.

Kerr won five…

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Oct 18

Dodgers beat Cubs 6-1, move one win from first World Series since 1988

Breaking down Game 3 of the NL Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

      

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Oct 18

Irving’s return to Cleveland ends on losing note

It was a somber Kyrie Irving who walked into a steamy interview room packed with reporters Oct. 17 after his Celtics were beaten by the Cavaliers, 102-99, at Quicken Loans Arena.Irving, who requested a trade after six seasons with the Cavs and wound up…

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Oct 18

Kyrie Irving misses game-tying shot, Cavs hold off Celtics 102-99 in opener

Boston ‘s Gordon Hayward breaks ankle in Celtics’ 102-99 loss to LeBron, Cavs

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Oct 18

Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez finally come through as Yankees pull even in ALCS

As the ALCS shifted to Yankee Stadium, the home team’s two best hitters during the regular season had been scuffling.

      

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Oct 18

2017-18 NBA predictions: Will Pistons make playoffs; plus Finals pick

Free Press sports writer Vince Ellis goes on the record with who’ll make the playoffs this season, plus how the Pistons will fare

       

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Oct 18

Detroit Pistons-Charlotte Hornets: How to watch season opener tonight

It’s now time for the Pistons to tip-off the 2017-18 season in their new home, Little Caesars Arena.

       

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Oct 18

Detroit Pistons' locker room at Little Caesars Arena: 'It’s fire'

The Detroit Pistons’ locker room at Little Caesars Arena will be 40% larger than the locker room at The Palace, and one of the largest in the NBA.

       

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Oct 18

Rick Carlisle put a big emphasis on rebounding after a tough year on the boards last season for Mavs

The Mavericks were one of the NBA’s worst rebounding teams last season.Part of it was because of their slow tempo. And part of it was because they just didn’t have a particularly gifted rebounder.This year they still don’t have any big-time ball retrie…

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Oct 18

Roster look: How Rick Carlisle may divide up time on the court; how Mavs roster compares with rest of NBA

It’s a bit of guesswork every season to figure out how Rick Carlisle will divvy up the playing time. But if the clues we got in the preseason hold true, here’s how it could break down.The starters: Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews will average 32 an…

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Oct 18

Breakdown of the Mavs’ schedule and what to expect; how new rules will impact the team 

For full SportsDayDFW season predictions, click here.Last season, the Mavericks were doomed when they started off 2-13. There simply was no way to make up the ground the rest of the season.The injuries to Dirk Nowitzki, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris had …

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Oct 18

‘Grandpa’ Nowitzki still has his jump shot, hopes to help team get off to a faster start this season

Owner Mark Cuban calls Dirk Nowitzki “Grandpa.”And considering the way the Mavericks’ roster has been revamped the last few seasons, maybe that’s not far off.He’s at least old enough to be Dennis Smith Jr.’s dad, if not granddad. And he’s now playing a…

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Oct 18

Rocky victory over Celtics shows Cavs need more time to develop chemistry | Jeff Schudel

Coach Tyronn Lue said it will take time for the newly structured Cavaliers to develop chemistry. He wasn’t lying.The Cavaliers started slowly in their season opener with the Celtics on Oct. 17, took advantage of a major Celtics injury to build an 18-po…

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Oct 18

Cavs hold off Celtics, 102-99, as Irving returns to The Q

Gordon Hayward’s face was etched in pain and shock.Of all the juicy subplots for this hyped homecoming and a season opener between heated rivals, a serious injury to Hayward wasn’t on the list.Boston’s season changed in a gruesome instant Tuesday night…

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Oct 18

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffers fractured left ankle in season opener

Hayward suffered the injury less than six minutes into his Celtics debut.

       

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Oct 18

Kyrie Irving’s former teammates gave the ex-Cav some postgame love

After trailing by 16 points at the half, the Celtics had an opportunity to tie the game in the closing seconds of a competitive fourth quarter. Kyrie Irving ultimately missed the three-pointer in his old stomping grounds, as the Cavaliers held on for a…

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Oct 18

Ezekiel Elliott's suspension on hold again after new preliminary injunction

The Cowboys RB will be allowed to play Sunday vs. the 49ers.

      

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