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NBA fines Morris and Cousins for on-court altercation

  NEW YORK (AFP) — Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris and Houston Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins were fined by the NBA on Tuesday following an on-court fracas between the pair. Morris and Cousins were fined $35,000 (28,718.73 euros) and …

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Pro surfing events in Hawaii, California cancelled or postponed amid increasing COVID-19 cases

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The World Surf League (WSL) announced upcoming Championship Tour (CT) events in Hawaii are being cancelled after the state government suspended all surfing competitions as the number COVID-19 cases continues to rise. The men’s and …

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Curry delivers throwback performance with career-high 62 points

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Two-time MVP Stephen Curry got his swagger back on Sunday night, scoring a career-high 62 points as the Golden State Warriors outgunned the Portland Trail Blazers 137-122. It was just like old times for Curry, arguably …

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NFL Browns, Saints hit by Covid-19 on eve of big games

  NEW YORK (AFP) — The Cleveland Browns, chasing their first NFL playoff berth in 17 seasons, closed their training facility Saturday for the third time in four days after a coach tested positive for Covid-19. The Browns (10-5) entertain …

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NBA champion Lakers lose opener to Clippers, Nets rout Warriors

  By Rebecca Bryan Agence France-Presse LOS ANGELES (AFP) — The Los Angeles Lakers sure didn’t have long to savor their 17th NBA title. Little more than two months after the Lakers locked up the 2020 crown with a Finals …

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NBA: Season Opener Nets’ Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving give Steve Nash first career win as NBA coach against Warriors

Tennie Sumague EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) – LeBron James and Anthony Davis have competition out in the East where a super-talented tandem in Brooklyn named Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving can possibly deny the Los Angeles …

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NBA Trail Blazers close facility after Covid-19 outbreak

  LOS ANGELES (AFP) — A Covid-19 outbreak on the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers has prompted the club to close its practice facility for cleaning and more testing, team general manager Neil Olshey said Sunday. The move comes ahead of …

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World Surf League’s 2021 Championship Tour to begin in Hawaii, California

  HALEIWA (Eagle News) – Unlike in previous years where the season ended in Hawaii, the Championship Tour (CT) of the World Surf League (WSL) will kick off this December in the Aloha State. For the women, the road to …

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NBA switches Indianapolis’ all-star game to 2024

  LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Indianapolis will now host the 2024 NBA all-star game, leaving the 2021 showcase in limbo as the league grapples with scheduling changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced on Wednesday. Indianapolis was supposed …

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Mahomes shines as Chiefs avenge loss to Raiders, Titans topple Ravens in OT

  LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Patrick Mahomes connected with Travis Kelce on a touchdown pass with 28 seconds left as the Kansas City Chiefs avenged an earlier loss to the Las Vegas Raiders with a thrilling 35-31 victory on Sunday. …

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Toronto Raptors to start NBA season in Florida

  LOS ANGELES (AFP) — The Toronto Raptors will start the upcoming NBA season based in Florida after the franchise failed to agree a deal with Canadian authorities over Covid-19 protocols, team officials said Friday. A statement from Raptors president …

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Timberwolves take Edwards first overall in NBA draft

  LOS ANGELES (AFP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves made University of Georgia standout Anthony Edwards the first overall selection in the 2020 NBA draft on Wednesday. The Timberwolves, who finished 19-45 in the coronavirus-disrupted 2020 season, opted for Edwards, who …

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