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Kobe Bryant dismay after removal from film jury

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Former NBA star turned Oscar-winning filmmaker Kobe Bryant expressed disappointment on Wednesday after being removed from the jury of an animation film festival because of his 2003 rape case. Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers …

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Asian MMA star slams ‘shocking’ Las Vegas brawl

by Mathew Scott Agence France Presse SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — Asia’s highest-ranked mixed martial artist said fighters must remember they’re idols for children as he slammed last week’s “shocking” scenes after Conor McGregor’s defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Chan “The …

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Tatum leads Celtics over 76ers in NBA season opener

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Jayson Tatum scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds while reserve Marcus Morris added 16 points as the Boston Celtics ripped Philadelphia 105-87 in the 2018-19 NBA season opener on Tuesday. Jaylen Brown had 12 …

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Kerr prepared for slow start as Warriors tip-off

OAKLAND, United States (AFP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is prepared for his team to make a slow start to the season as they open the defense of their NBA crown against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. …

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Cavaliers bullish on future without LeBron James

  by Greg Heakes Agence France Presse LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Life without LeBron James won’t be easy for the rebuilding Cleveland Cavaliers, who are expected to take a significant step back after their native son’s departure to …

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Cameroon’s Embiid signs shoe deal with Under Armour

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid has signed a shoe deal with Under Armour that will reportedly make the Cameroonian the highest paid center in the NBA. Embiid, whose contract with adidas ended on September 30, …

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Butler makes emotional return to Timberwolves practice

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The saga of disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler shows no sign of ending with the start of the NBA season less than a week away. Timberwolves players confirmed Wednesday that Butler, still technically …

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Ronaldo left off Portugal squad for upcoming matches

  LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been left off Portugal’s national team squad for a pair of upcoming matches, the decision coming as the soccer great fights rape allegations in the United States. Ronaldo has been accused of …

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Durant sparks Warriors to brink of another NBA title

CLEVELAND, U.S (AFP)- Kevin Durant scored 43 points as the Golden State Warriors moved to within one victory of a third NBA title in four seasons by beating Cleveland 110-102 on Wednesday. The Warriors seized a commanding 3-0 lead in the …

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Basketball: NBA Finals results

CLEVELAND, U.S (AFP)- Results from Wednesday’s game in the best-of-seven NBA Finals: Golden State–110 Cleveland–102 (Golden State leads series 3-0)   © Agence France-Presse

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WATCH: What you need to know about video technology in football

The video assistant referee (VAR) system is used to review goals, red cards, penalties and cases of mistaken identity. It is designed to help the referee on the pitch, and can stop the action to review controversial decisions. The world …

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Athletes test fortitude at 2018 CrossFit Atlantic Regionals

By Adrian Manguit EBC Florida Bureau WEST PALM BEACH, FL (Eagle News Service) — Participants gathered from all over the East Coast to compete in the CrossFit Atlantic Regionals at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, …

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