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Spurs play 'pursuit of equality' video message

Spurs play 'pursuit of equality' video message...

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Contreras hits HR off scoreboard to ignite Cubs

For the fourth consecutive game in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, the Cubs took the lead on Wednesday in a 3-2 Game 4 victory, clubbing tw...

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Kershaw aims to KO Cubs (8 ET tonight, TBS)

Most of the time, it's very difficult to imagine a situation in which a baseball team would like absolutely nothing more than the chance to step into the batter&a...

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USA vs. Korea Republic Women's Soccer: Date, Time, Live Stream for 2017 Friendly

The United States women's national team kick off a doubleheader of friendlies with Korea Republic on Thursday a...

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With ace on tap, Dodgers still in good spot

The Dodgers' ridiculous run of six straight postseason victories wasn't easy to stop, and it won't be any easier when this National Leag...

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Report: Gordon Hayward undergoes successful surgery, 'unlikely' to return this season

BOSTON -- Celtics forward Gordon Hayward underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left ankle and a fractured tibia and is expected to miss the rest of the season, his agent Ma...

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Carry on, Hayward sons: Celtics stumble ahead without injured star

Carry on, Hayward sons: Celtics stumble ahead without injured star...

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One stat to know after each of Wednesday's games

Twenty-two teams made their 2017-18 regular season debuts on Wednesday night. Here's one quick stat from each of the openers...

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49ers LB says armed-robbery attempt foiled

49ers LB says armed-robbery attempt foiled...

ESPN
Doc on Game 5: 'We've got our No. 1 going'

Clayton Kershaw will attempt to lead the Dodgers to a spot in the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Thursday when Los Angeles faces the Cubs in Game 5 of the National Le...

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Giants' Duggar racks up four hits in Fall League action

After missing almost the entire first three months of the season, Giants outfielder Steven Duggar is getting some much-needed at-bats in the Arizona Fall League. After going 2...

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Astros return home in unfamiliar position: playing from behind

Astros return home in unfamiliar position: playing from behind...

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Gordon Hayward expected to make full recovery, but return unlikely this season

BOSTON -- Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team's home opener on Wednesday night, telling Boston fans: &am...

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Gordon Hayward Expected to Miss Season After Surgery on Ankle, Leg Injuries

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is expected to miss the remainder of the 2017-18 NBA season after he underwent surgery Wednesday night to repair a dislocated ankle and f...

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If only for a night, Cubs' swagger is back as Chicago avoids NLCS sweep

If only for a night, Cubs' swagger is back as Chicago avoids NLCS sweep...

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Umpire Jim Wolf Admits He Blew Call on Curtis Granderson Swing vs. Cubs in NLCS

Home plate umpire Jim Wolf admitted he made a mistake during the Chicago Cubs' 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Champions...

Bleacher Report
With Seager out, LA's depth issues exposed

When the Dodgers seemed to be steamrolling toward a sweep of the Cubs in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, it didn&#039...

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Using Kris Bryant's bat, Wade Davis staged a nine-pitch battle in his first at-bat since 2015

Wade Davis has great at-bat using Kris Bryant's bat...

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Cubs dig deep, avoid sweep, face Kershaw tonight

Manager Joe Maddon likes to talk about the heartbeat, and how important it is to a team's success. Facing elimination, the Cubs collectively tapped their hearts a...

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Simmons 'felt like I was playing 2K'

Simmons 'felt like I was playing 2K'...

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Ben Simmons 'felt like I was playing 2K'

Ben Simmons 'felt like I was playing 2K'...

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NLCS Game 4: Maddon postgame interview

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses his club's 3-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night...

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Embiid's extended opening act sets stage for greater Sixers progress

Embiid's extended opening act sets stage for greater Sixers progress...

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Joel Embiid's extended opening act sets stage for greater Sixers progress

Joel Embiid's extended opening act sets stage for greater Sixers progress...

ESPN
Quintana prepared for biggest start of career

Although Jose Quintana pitched effectively in National League Championship Series Game 1, allowing two runs, he did not last particularly deep into the game. Throwing 89 pitch...

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Nemesis no more: Yankees finally conquer Dallas Keuchel

Nemesis no more: Yankees finally conquer Dallas Keuchel...

ESPN
Verlander delivers in tight postseason spots

Justin Verlander hasn't lost a postseason elimination game since the left side of the Astros' infield was in middle school. Third baseman Alex Bregma...

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MLB playoffs 2017: Bracket, schedule, scores, and more from the postseason

Keep track of the playoff action day by day through October. The 2017 MLB playoffs are here, with 10 teams providing us several storylines to watch this October, from th...

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Highlights from Cubs’ NLCS Game 4 win over Dodgers

The Dodgers were trying to win a pennant. The Cubs managed to stay alive. Hello, and welcome back to another SB Nation live blog! I will be your Virgil tonight, guiding...

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Javier Baez, Cubs Hold Off Dodgers to Stay Alive in 2017 NLCS with Game 4 Win

The defending champs aren't going down without a fight. The Chicago Cubs extended their season Wednesday with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4...

Bleacher Report
Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid Look as Promising as Advertised Despite Loss to Wizards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — They had a 6'10" rookie running the point and a 7-foot cult leader cavorting to the crowd any time one of his fe...

Bleacher Report
Forget the Loss: Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid Offer Glimpse into Superstar Futures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — They had a 6'10" rookie running the point and a 7-foot cult leader cavorting to the crowd any time one of his fe...

Bleacher Report
Statcast offers optimism for Houston's offense

The Astros' offense, one of baseball's most dangerous all year long -- including in their American League Division Series win over the Red Sox -- has...

MLB.com
Cubs avoid NLCS elimination with Game 4 win over Dodgers

All of the runs came from homers, so it was a fun night. Cubs fans can thank Jake Arrieta and a trio of dingers for keeping their team in the playoffs. Whether they can...

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Hinch, Astros confident as ALCS heads home

Now it's back to a place where the Astros are most comfortable. To their own ballpark. To their own roaring crowd...

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Cubs answer back with 3 HRs, 6-out save

Manager Joe Maddon likes to talk about the heartbeat, and how important it is to a team's success. Facing elimination, the Cubs collectively tapped their hearts a...

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Maddon ejected; criticism, zany visual follow

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Maddon ejected after disputed foul-tip call

Wade Davis got some big outs in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World -- including a strikeout of Curtis Granderson...

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Harry Caray inspires Cubs fans

In his Ford C. Frick speech, legendary broadcaster Harry Caray explains why baseball's fans are the true and lasting heroes of the game...

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Club America Rally Past Chivas with Late Renato Ibarra Goal

Club America got the better of Chivas on Wednesday with a 2-1 come-from-behind win in the latest version of El Super Clasico. Down 1-0 in the second half, Ori...

Bleacher Report
Alex Rodriguez tried to put his Yankees jacket on David Ortiz, but Big Papi wasn't having it

A-Rod tried to put Yankees jacket on Big Papi...

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Joe Maddon Ejected from NLCS Game 4 for Arguing over Curtis Granderson Swing

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon was ejected from Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field for arguing with umpires over a swinging...

Bleacher Report
Masa-zero! Yanks blank Astros, lead ALCS 3-2

Greg Bird, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius all contributed run-scoring hits to back Masahiro Tanaka's dominant effort as the Yankees remained unbeate...

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Keuchel conquered, sky's the limit for Yankees

For the Red Sox to break their decades-long curse, they had to get past the Yankees. Ditto with Michael Jordan's Bulls, who couldn't start a dynasty...

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Keuchel makes history, but Yankees solve him

Dallas Keuchel was chased in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, his typical dominance over the Yankees missing. He did make hi...

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On his second home run of the night, Javier Baez incorporated a bat flip, and he blew a bubble

Baez blew a bubble on his second home run...

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Chandler Parsons Calls Grizzlies Fans Booing Him 'Tasteless'

The 2017-18 NBA season is only on game old, but Memphis Grizzlies fans are already growing restless with Chandler Parsons. Although the Grizzlies captured a 103-91 win over th...

Bleacher Report
Jaguars Owner Shad Khan Says Donald Trump 'Jealous' of NFL

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who once donated $1 million to Donald Trump's inauguration, is once again lashing out at the sitting president. Khan categor...

Bleacher Report
Headley hits spot for Yanks' hungry offense

Unlike most American League clubs with potent offenses, the Yankees do not rely heavily on the designated hitter. As proof, they had DH Chase Headley batting ninth for Game 5...

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Masa's gem has Yanks Tanaka'n on WS door

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka continued his impressive run on the big stage, outdueling former American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel by throwing seven do...

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Keuchel makes history, but Yanks solve him

Dallas Keuchel was chased in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, his typical dominance over the Yankees missing. He did make hi...

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Cody Bellinger is the youngest hitter to homer in an LCS since Miguel Cabrera in 2003

Bellinger the youngest to HR in LCS since 2003...

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Nets PG Lin suffers apparent knee injury

Nets PG Lin suffers apparent knee injury...

ESPN
Nets lose Lin late in opener due to knee injury

Nets lose Lin late in opener due to knee injury...

ESPN
Sources: More tests for Lin amid Nets' concerns

Sources: More tests for Lin amid Nets' concerns...

ESPN
Masa-zero! Yanks blank Astros, lead LCS 3-2

Greg Bird, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius all contributed run-scoring hits to back Masahiro Tanaka's dominant effort as the Yankees remained unbeate...

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Hinch: Astros will be 'ready to play' in Game 6

The Astros built a 10-game lead in the American League West by the end of May and ran away with the division from there. Other than what turned out to be an inconsequential ba...

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Hinch: Astros will be 'ready to play' on Friday

The Astros built a 10-game lead in the American League West by the end of May and ran away with the division from there. Other than what turned out to be an inconsequential ba...

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Anthony Davis, Nike Reportedly Agree to New Endorsement Contract

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and apparel giant Nike reportedly agreed to a new contract before the start of the 2017-18 NBA season. According to ESPN.com&amp...

Bleacher Report
'True competitor' Verlander set for must-win G6

Recreating his Game 2 masterpiece is a big ask of Justin Verlander, but the Astros hope their postseason stalwart has something similar in the works for Game 6...

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Severino, Verlander ready for G6 (Fri., 8 ET, FS1)

The Yankees are one win away from the World Series, but the Astros will be back on their home turf for the games that will decide the American League Championship Series prese...

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Severino, Verlander ready for G6 in Houston

The Yankees are one win away from the World Series, but the Astros will be back on their home turf for the games that will decide the American League Championship Series prese...

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Yankees Have Returned Yankee Stadium to an Impenetrable Big-Game Fortress

NEW YORK — There were nights in May when it wasn't this loud, afternoons in August when the stands weren't full. T...

Bleacher Report
Contreras homers off scoreboard; Baez hits 2

For the fourth consecutive game in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, the Cubs took the lead on Wednesday, clubbing two homers off Dodgers lef...

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Ben Simmons Says 1st NBA Regular-Season Game Felt Like Playing NBA 2K

Ben Simmons made his professional debut Wednesday night in the Philadelphia 76ers' 120-115 loss to the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena, and he told report...

Bleacher Report
Dynamic duo: Judge, Sanchez fueling Yanks

Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez are getting hot at the perfect time, and the Yankees are on the verge of heading to the World Series for the first time since 2009 after a 5-0 win...

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Healthy Severino can pitch NY to World Series

Yankees right-hander Luis Severino was removed from his Game 2 start after four innings because of precautionary reasons, but the 23-year-old flamethrower says he&#039...

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NFL Insiders predict: Upsets, flops, NFC wild cards and more

NFL Insiders predict: Upsets, flops, NFC wild cards and more...

ESPN
Biggest NFL injury questions

Biggest NFL injury questions...

ESPN
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin exits game with right knee injury

Nets guard Jeremy Lin exited Brooklyn's season opener against the Indiana Pacers with an apparent right knee injury...

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Giannis Antetokounmpo dunked over Aron Baynes so hard Baynes didn't even realize it

Baynes wasn’t even sure if the ball went through the basket. (Spoiler alert: it definitely did.) Giannis Antetokounmpo is a freakish athlete who can do things that we�...

SB Nation
DYK? Facts, figures about ALCS Game 5

Yankee Stadium continued to be a great place for the home team on Wednesday night, as the Yanks beat Houston, 5-0, in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series present...

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DYK? Facts from Wednesday's LCS action

It was a good night for the home teams Wednesday as the Yankees continued to dominate at Yankee Stadium and the Cubs kept their hopes of a repeat alive by avoiding an National...

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Contreras homers off Wrigley Field scoreboard

For the fourth consecutive game in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, the Cubs took the lead on Wednesday, clubbing two homers off Dodgers lef...

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LeBron's torn jersey leaves Nike scrambling

LeBron's torn jersey leaves Nike scrambling...

ESPN
Jeremy Lin Suffers Apparent Knee Injury in Season Opener vs. Pacers

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin exited the team's game against the Indiana Pacers after suffering an apparent knee injury on a drive to the basket. Adrian Wojnarow...

Bleacher Report
Michael Bennett: Kap resolution first, talks later

Michael Bennett: Kap resolution first, talks later...

ESPN
Nick Young Becomes 3rd Player to Post a 20-Point Half on Team Debut in 10 Years

Golden State Warriors' shooting guard Nick Young scored 20 points in the first half of Tuesday's season-opening 122-121 loss to the Houston Rockets...

Bleacher Report
Baby Bombers sock Keuchel, Astros to put Yankees one win from World Series

Baby Bombers sock Keuchel, Astros to put Yankees one win from World Series...

ESPN
Jeremy Lin exits game with a right knee injury

Lin could be out significant time for the second year in a row. One day after Gordon Hayward’s season effectively ended with a gruesome ankle injury, Nets guard Jeremy...

SB Nation
Masahiro Tanaka's split-finger was in fine form as he dominated the Astros in ALCS Game 5

Tanaka's split-finger was in fine form in ALCS Game 5...

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Fantasy Football start/sit, Week 7: What to do with Alex Smith for ‘TNF’

Smith looks to bounce back on the road against Oakland Thursday night. We break down the fantasy implications. Thursday night, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith...

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Nike Reportedly Investigating Why LeBron James' Jersey Tore vs. Celtics

LeBron James led his Cleveland Cavaliers to a season-opening victory against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night but split the back of his jersey in the process. According to...

Bleacher Report
Seager progressing, could return for World Series

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager reported significant progress in his rehab from a sprained lower back on Wednesday, and manager Dave Roberts said he's increasingly...

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WWE NXT Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from October 18

Weeks of feuding and brawling between The Undisputed Era and Sanity led to a high-profile main event on Wednesday night's WWE Network broadcast of NXT. A blockbus...

Bleacher Report
Fantasy football start/sit, Week 7: What to do with Marshawn Lynch for TNF

Lynch has been a fantasy bust so far, but owners may want to have Beastmode in their lineups Thursday night. Marshawn Lynch had his second-best rushing game of the sea...

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Highlights from Yankees’ ALCS Game 5 win over Astros

The Yankees are a win away from the World Series. The Yankees have done it: they’ve tied up the American League Championship Series at 2-2. They have yet to lose at h...

SB Nation
Dodgers vs. Cubs 2017 live results: Score updates and highlights from NLCS Game 4

The Dodgers are trying to win a pennant. The Cubs are trying to stay alive. Hello, and welcome back to another SB Nation live blog! I will be your Virgil tonight, guidi...

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Gary Sanchez studied some charts in the dugout and backed up his research with a booming homer

Sanchez homers after studying chart in dugout...

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Cavs-Celtics game second most-watched opener on TNT

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cleveland's victory over Boston in the first game of the NBA season was TNT's second most-watched telecast ever on opening night...

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Dodgers-Cubs NLCS G4 LIVE: In Real Life

MLB.com is on the scene in and around Wrigley Field as excitement builds for Game 4 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World between the Dodgers a...

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ALCS Game 5: Girardi postgame interview

Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks about his club's 5-0 win over the Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday...

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Michael Bennett: Colin Kaepernick Resolution Must Happen Before More Owner Talks

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett thinks free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick needs to have a job before the league and its players can progress toward res...

Bleacher Report
Joel Embiid's extended opening act sets stage for greater Sixers' progress

Joel Embiid's extended opening act sets stage for greater Sixers' progress...

ESPN
Markelle Fultz's free throw form is officially a regular season problem

Fultz has changed his stroke due to a shoulder injury, but it’s not working at all. Markelle Fultz has a free throw problem. Don’t take my word for it; just look at...

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Memories of injury flooded back, George says

Memories of injury flooded back, George says...

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Fantasy football start/sit, Week 7: What to do with Michael Crabtree for TNF

Crabtree’s fantasy value should stay steady despite having a less than 100 percent quarterback under center. Oakland Raiders veteran receiver Michael Crabtree is shou...

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ALCS Game 5: Hinch postgame interview

Astros manager A.J. Hinch talks about his club's 5-0 loss to the Yankees in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday...

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Houston Rockets rule out Chris Paul for tonight's game vs. Sacramento Kings

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul has been ruled out of Wednesday night's game against the Sacramento Kings with a bruised left knee...

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Broadcaster Eddie Olczyk marks return to booth during chemo treatment with emotional speech on NBCSN

It’s good to hear you on the broadcast again, Eddie. Eddie Olczyk returned to the broadcasting booth on Wednesday night to call his first game of the season. The “We...

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