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It is also a reunion for Nelson and Van Gundy. Nelson was a member of the 2009 Orlando Magic team with Dwight Howard that Stan Van Gundy coached to an NBA Finals appearance. NBC Sports also reports the Pistons are in talks with the Pelicans to acquire forward Dante Cunningham in exchange for Brice Johnson , the other add-on in the Griffin trade , and a second-round draft pick.
  • Cavaliers, Clippers Looking For Third Team In DeAndre Jordan Deal

    Cavaliers, Clippers Looking For Third Team In DeAndre Jordan Deal

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    Jordan, now 29 years of age, is a force to be reckoned with in the paint. A third team could potentially help with that. "They are looking at guys like Derrick Favors". Walker has averaged 22.6 points per game this season, ranking No. 18 in the National Basketball Association. What they don't want to do is take back contracts that go out in the long term and impact their salary cap, like Tristan Thomson in Cleveland.
  • Dana White reveals if Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor rematch could make sense

    Dana White reveals if Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor rematch could make sense

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    Mayweather retired for the second time after his initial victory over McGregor , while the brash Dubliner has yet to make his long-awaited return to the UFC. CONOR MCGREGOR took on Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas - here's the best pics from the T-Mobile Arena. "My soundings are that there are a lot of talks going on in the background", he told Talksport's Jim White .
  • Andre Drummond (ankle) not on Pistons' injury report for Wednesday night

    Andre Drummond (ankle) not on Pistons' injury report for Wednesday night

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    The Pistons led for most of the evening but Nets swingman Allan Crabbe scored 10 straight points to cut a 11-point deficit to 91-88 with 7:20 remaining. The only smirch on his line tonight was percentages - he went 5-of-17 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line. Nets: Brooklyn was without Quincy Acy, who was out because of a sprained right middle finger.
  • Pence says US to announce new, tough sanctions on North Korea

    Pence says US to announce new, tough sanctions on North Korea

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    Making his way to Pyeongchang to lead the US delegation to Friday's opening ceremonies, Pence has embarked on a set of symbolic visits created to draw attention to the North's bad human rights record and nuclear aggression. "North Korea is participating in the Olympics as well, so we don't know what might present itself". Beijing, even while supporting sanctions resolutions in the past, has been reluctant to fully implement them for fear of causing the regime to collapse.
  • IOC to bar Olympic Athletes of Russia from celebrating with Russian flag

    IOC to bar Olympic Athletes of Russia from celebrating with Russian flag

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    It is not exactly the height of the Cold War, but there is always a frisson when the U.S. meets Russian Federation as it did in the opening curling match of the 2018 Winter Olympics . All six have been rendered ineligible due to have served previous doping suspensions. The Russian duo, who became visibly agitated with each other following some missed shots, did not speak to media after the match.
  • Nate Diaz Gives His Brutally Honest Opinion On Conor McGregor's UFC Exodus

    Nate Diaz Gives His Brutally Honest Opinion On Conor McGregor's UFC Exodus

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    He's full of (expletive)", White said during an appearance Wednesday on " UFC Tonight ". From a rankings standpoint, the fight would make little sense. In an interview with ESPN this week, Woodley (18-3-1) predicted his next title defense would be against Diaz (19-11). It took just a couple of hours for Woodley to fire back at his boss, taking to social media suggesting Diaz could back up his claims.
  • Wenger defends Aubameyang against Dortmund CEO accusations

    Wenger defends Aubameyang against Dortmund CEO accusations

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    An error-strewn 3-1 defeat at struggling Swansea last Tuesday was the latest low-point of a troubled season for Arsenal . Discussing Mkhitayan's attitude since his move to Arsenal from Manchester United , Wenger has been impressed. They know what's important and that's to focus on their performance. Before kick-off in north London even that target seemed further away than ever.
  • CAS opens case for 15 Russians appealing Pyeongchang exclusion

    CAS opens case for 15 Russians appealing Pyeongchang exclusion

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    Russia's suspension follows a highly orchestrated plot culminating during its hosting of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, where tainted samples were switched through a hole in the anti-doping laboratory's wall. The IOC won't comment on individual cases, but said its invitation process was based on evidence from a newly obtained Moscow laboratory database detailing doping in previous years.
  • Russian doping scandal looms over Winter Olympics

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    Neither athlete has previously served a doping ban. "Working with the IOC Athletes' Commission, we will now look for opportunities to make up for the moments they have missed on the finish line or on the podium". Russian Federation was suspended from Pyeongchang after the discovery of a systemic doping conspiracy culminating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics - where, as the host nation, they topped the medals table.
  • Clueless Cavaliers crash to Rockets

    Clueless Cavaliers crash to Rockets

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    Cleveland has no perimeter defense to speak of aside from James himself. Cleveland opens February with the Houston Rockets , the No. 2 seed in the West. Altman might have been able to trade forward/center Channing Frye as part of a package, but that option was eliminated when Kevin Love suffered a broken hand on January 30.
  • Arsene Wenger delays keeper decision for Tottenham Hotspur game

    Arsene Wenger delays keeper decision for Tottenham Hotspur game

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    We have to get the diving out of the game. I don't think he would. Wenger admitted he has been impressed by Mkhitaryan's professionalism since arriving at the Emirates Stadium, especially when he stayed behind after training to help supply crosses so the strikers could do extra shooting practice.
  • Rain postpones indoor National Basketball Association game

    Rain postpones indoor National Basketball Association game

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    The NBA will offer refunds to fans, while the date for the rescheduled game will be announced at a later time. The staff at the Smoothie King Center eventually stopped the leak, but possible damage to the court led to the National Basketball Association making the final call of a postponement.
  • CBI books jeweller Nirav Modi, wife, brother for cheating

    CBI books jeweller Nirav Modi, wife, brother for cheating

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    One of the complaints had been that some officials had issued Understanding (LoU), but they hadn't followed the proper steps that have been assigned for the procedure. According to reports, the raids were carried out over 10 days ago and lasted for over four days, covering Modi's office and residences in Mumbai, premises in Delhi, Jaipur and SEZ units in Surat.
  • Heynckes: Bayern scored wonderful goals at Paderborn

    Heynckes: Bayern scored wonderful goals at Paderborn

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    But Dominik Kohr set up Julian Brandt to pull one back on a counterattack after half an hour played, and the Germany worldwide equalized with his second goal - a flawless strike to the top right corner - early in the second half. Ten minutes after the break, Tolisso headed home following a James Rodriguez corner to make it 4-0. Robben curled the ball home from the edge of the area and then tapped in from close range to complete an emphatic win late on.
  • Russians cleared of doping eligible for Games - IOC

    Russians cleared of doping eligible for Games - IOC

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    They include multiple Olympic champion speed skater Viktor Ahn, biathlon gold medallist Anton Shipulin and former National Hockey League players Sergei Plotnikov, Anton Belov and Valeri Nichushkin. "It is outrageous that there is no concrete reason which explains my exclusion from the Olympics, and furthermore people now view me as an athlete who used doping", Ahn wrote in an open letter to IOC President Thomas Bach last month.
  • Pyeongchang Games set to open with Russians still in doubt

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    However, The IOC maintained that clean athletes have the right to participate in the Pyeongchang Winter Games as the "Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation". The CAS decision is expected on Wednesday. Pound is the IOC's longest-serving member, and he was among more than a dozen to air views in what he called "the matter of Russian doping activities".