• Kerr: Not 'a whole lot of friction' between Westbrook, Durant
Kerr: Not 'a whole lot of friction' between Westbrook, Durant

Much of the talk leading up to this year's festivities in New Orleans has been the reuniting of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the Western Conference squad. There is real animosity and anger here, and we saw it play out in that last game, not just with Westbrook and the fans but Durant's other teammates as well.

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  • Wozniacki v Pliskova in Qatar Open final
Wozniacki v Pliskova in Qatar Open final

Today the Czech player was ideal and won in 80 minutes, conquering her second title this season after Brisbane and the eight in career. "I was waiting for a good result here because I lost three years in a row in the first or second rounds, so big step", Pliskova said.

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  • Champions League: FC Barcelona shocked after Paris Saint-Germain FC hammering
Champions League: FC Barcelona shocked after Paris Saint-Germain FC hammering

Jordan Henderson was among those to defend the team at the time as he insisted that they were thanking the supporters rather than celebrating the result. PSG's signing of Julian Draxler during the January transfer window has added an extra dimension to an attack already boasting the likes of Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani and Hatem Ben Arfa.

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  • Miami Dolphins to release LT Branden Albert, source says
Miami Dolphins to release LT Branden Albert, source says

Albert was a huge signing when the Dolphins landed him in 2014, but he never really panned out, mostly because of injuries. Albert wasn't offered a pay cut or restructured contract before his release, a source told ESPN. He spent last season on injured reserve after injuring his knee. He hasn't played all 16 games since 2011 with Kansas City. ...

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  • No Love, No Problem: Cavs-Timberwolves, Behind the Box Score
No Love, No Problem: Cavs-Timberwolves, Behind the Box Score

The Cavs' first game after the break is February 23 against the Knicks. "Which I love and I'm just trying to be right there with him as best I can". A team with more rim-protection and that will be more intent on getting him the ball. "Sucks", James said. "It's just our road every season". The Cavs have always been expected to make some sort ...

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  • Authorities play banned version of German national anthem during Fed Cup tie
Authorities play banned version of German national anthem during Fed Cup tie

Before Germany's Andrea Petkovic and Alison Riske of the US took the court in Hawaii, a singer inadvertently performed a long-banned Nazi-era version of the country's national anthem. She clarified her comments a day later, writing on Twitter that she was still emotional about her match when she was asked about the anthem directly afterward.

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  • Jim Ross speaks out on Bray Wyatt future with the WWE
Jim Ross speaks out on Bray Wyatt future with the WWE

This time, with the brand split and all, the menacing structure opened its doors to the superstars of Smackdown Live! It was an attempt to cement Ziggler's heel status and while he's living up to his end of the bargain, the live crowd felt a little disinterested.

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  • Royals, LHP Wood agree to $12M, 2-year deal
Royals, LHP Wood agree to $12M, 2-year deal

It came down today that the Royals have signed Travis Wood . Jerry Crasnick was the first to report Kansas City as the destination. He earned the win in Game 2 of the National League Division Series vs. "Obviously we weren't in the starting pitcher market", Moore said last week. By comparison, lefties got on-base just 21 percent of the time of...

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  • USA government seeks $100m from Armstrong
USA government seeks $100m from Armstrong

Armstrong has tried to have the case dropped, claiming that the sponsorship benefited the Postal Service and was worth more to USPS than the $32m it paid to his now disbanded team, Tailwind Sports Corporation. The law allows Landis and the government to sue to get that money back and for "treble" damages, or triple the amount, and Armstrong could b...

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  • Champions League: Bayern thrash Arsenal 5-1, Madrid defeat Napoli
Champions League: Bayern thrash Arsenal 5-1, Madrid defeat Napoli

If Bayern are able to settle in to a pattern of comfortable possession, thus holding Arsenal to quick transitions and counter attacks, then you can expect to see the German side go on to win the match relatively easily. He misses chances that don't look unfeasible for him [to score]. That was not the case after the break as Bayern ran riot. Bay...

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  • Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic Agree to a Serge Ibaka Trade
Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic Agree to a Serge Ibaka Trade

Ujiri, the Raptors' president, has always been intrigued by Ibaka and tried to pry Ibaka loose from the Oklahoma City Thunder last June. The ESPN website ran a poll for readers on Tuesday asking what would be the best move for Cleveland to make in terms of dealing with the Kevin Love injury.

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  • Projected top pick prays for Cowboys trade to avoid Cleveland Browns
Projected top pick prays for Cowboys trade to avoid Cleveland Browns

He also told ESPN the following on Saturday: "I've already said I like the Cowboys because that's my hometown team". Or at least Jerry Jones' intervention. Aggie Myles Garrett was in Houston Saturday night for the Rotary Lombardi Award ceremony. "I want to be the greatest player who has ever been at my position, the greatest player who ha...

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  • Bathroom bill could cost Texas future Super Bowls
Bathroom bill could cost Texas future Super Bowls

The NFL has selected Super Bowl sites through 2021, none of which is in Texas. The comments, which come after Houston hosted Super Bowl LI on Sunday, appear to be the most critical by the league yet of legislation that has become a focal point in USA culture wars.

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  • Six New England Patriots Are Skipping The White House Visit
Six New England Patriots Are Skipping The White House Visit

So far, six Patriots players have made it clear they are skipping the team's visit to the White House after winning Super Bowl LI. Defensive end Chris Long became the fourth Patriot to announce he meant to skip his White House visit Thursday morning.

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  • Steve Popper: Waiting for a real answer from Phil Jackson
Steve Popper: Waiting for a real answer from Phil Jackson

Finally responding to a column written by Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding , who is a close Jackson associate, Phil noted that he "learned you don't change a spot on a leopard". Even if the Cavaliers could acquire Anthony without giving up Love, I do not think they should pursue it. With trade kickers, it can get complicated.

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  • USA flight diverted after threat, but found to be hoax
USA flight diverted after threat, but found to be hoax

Flight 534 left Columbus, Ohio, and was heading for Arizona when it landed in Lambert Airport at 8.14am on Thursday. By about 11 a.m., some crew members had returned to the plane, the mobile stairs were removed and the plane was moved. The plane finally lifted off from Lambert about 2:50 p.m., nearly six hours after it was scheduled to land in P...

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  • Antoine Griezmann is not moving to Manchester United, confirms Atletico President
Antoine Griezmann is not moving to Manchester United, confirms Atletico President

The 25-year-old France global is under contract at the Vicente Calderon but has been tipped to follow compatriot Paul Pogba to Old Trafford in a mega-money switch. The only thing that I can say is that Griezmann has a contract with us. Cerezo, in an interview with Cadena COPE , via Sky Sports , said: "I have not spoken to him in a while".

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  • Trump vows to defeat radical Islamic terrorism
Trump vows to defeat radical Islamic terrorism

Speaking at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Trump rattled off a series of strikes carried out by "radical Islamic terrorists", including September 11 and the more recent violence in Orlando, Fla.; San Bernardino, Calif.; Paris; and Nice, France.

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  • Cameroon defeats Egypt to win 5th AFCON title
Cameroon defeats Egypt to win 5th AFCON title

Cameroon have won the Africa Cup of Nations courtesy of a dramatic 2-1 victory over Egypt in the final in Libreville this evening. They had only conceded one goal in the run-up to the final and were well-organized at the back, giving precious little away when Cameroon were in possession.

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  • Arthur Blank: Matt Ryan will be compensated well
Arthur Blank: Matt Ryan will be compensated well

Ryan received 25 votes, 15 more than Brady with Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr receiving six votes apiece followed by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' two votes and one for Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.

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