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NBA’s Cavs waive veteran JR Smith

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers waived JR Smith on Monday, gaining salary cap space after failing to trade the NBA veteran. The Cavs released Smith before his $15.6 million contract for next season became guaranteed, bringing …

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Simmons, Sixers agree to five-year, $170 million deal: reports

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and Australian star Ben Simmons have agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum contract extension, US media reported Monday. ESPN said Simmons’ agent Rich Paul had confirmed the deal, although …

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Djokovic vows to win fans’ love with Federer record in view

by Dave JAMES LONDON, United States (AFP) — Novak Djokovic has vowed to convince fans that he is not public enemy number one even if he surpasses people’s champion Roger Federer as the greatest Grand Slam title winner of all …

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Pacquiao reveals formula in preparing for fight against Thurman

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (Eagle News) — EBC’s Los Angeles Bureau got up close to boxing icon Manny Pacquiao as he trained for his upcoming fight against Keith Thurman. Pacquiao and trainer Freddy Roach spoke about how the legendary boxer and Philippine …

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Thunder to deal Westbrook to Houston for Paul, picks: reports

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Russell Westbrook will be traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and two first-round NBA draft picks, according to multiple reports Thursday. The Houston Chronicle and ESPN, each …

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Roach eager for Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch

by Rob Woollard LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Trainer Freddie Roach said Wednesday he hopes Manny Pacquiao can set up a rematch with Floyd Mayweather after the Filipino legend takes care of business against Keith Thurman in Las Vegas …

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Horford signs with 76ers as Harris rejoins

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Five-time NBA All-Star center Al Horford signed with the Philadelphia 76ers as forward Tobias Harris rejoined the team on Wednesday to complete deals that were revealed last week. The moves give the 76ers a …

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NBA Clippers sign Kawhi, finalize trade deal for George

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George made their move to the Los Angeles Clippers official on Wednesday, with the NBA team announcing Leonard’s signing and George’s trade deal with Oklahoma City. Details of Leonard’s contract …

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Silver sees free agency changes after NBA star shifts

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — NBA free agency rules need to be revised after a wild week of deals saw superstar talent shifts and player trade demands, league commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday. Speaking in Las Vegas after team …

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Thurman has appetite for destruction of ‘legend’ Pacquiao

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Keith Thurman warned Tuesday he is targeting the destruction of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao when the two welterweights face off in Las Vegas later this month. The undefeated Thurman puts his World Boxing …

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Viviani fastest as Quick-Step win again on Tour de France

  NANCY, FRANCE (AFP) — Italy’s Elia Viviani was too fast for any of the other top speedsters in a classic 70kph (44mph) bunch sprint at the end of the fourth stage of the Tour de France in Nancy on …

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Milwaukee Bucks could add a second Antetokounmpo

ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Thanasis Antetokounmpo is negotiating with the Milwaukee Bucks and could join his younger brother Giannis, the NBA regular-season MVP, on the team, a European basketball website reported Sunday. Eurohoops said that Thanasis was finalizing a two-year …

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