Adam Silver — NBA rule changes boosting offense as intended

CLEVELAND — The increase around the NBA in scoring this season has been a hot topic among coaches and players. Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he believes the league’s new rules that have led to more offense are going well. “We had a call with our competition committee last week, which is made up of coaches, GMs, owners, players, officials to discuss just that,” Silver said at a news conference to announce Cleveland as the 2022 All-Star Game host. “And the consensus, or the strong feeling from the group was…

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Tibco-SVB announce roster for 2019 – Women's News Shorts

American team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank have released their 2019 roster, which includes 10 returning riders and three new additions. The team includes Lauren Stephens, who returns after a year with Cylance Pro Cycling, and Tour of California stage winner Kendall Ryan. The new riders will bolster the team’s core group that achieved a record 37 victories and 73 podiums in 2018, including the team’s first-ever podiums in the Women’s WorldTour. The team will continue to focus on the WWT while maintaining a strong North American presence during the 2019 season. The…

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Anthony Davis hopeful that DeMarcus Cousins can return to New Orleans Pelicans after season

OAKLAND, Calif. — Can you see DeMarcus Cousins possibly returning to the New Orleans Pelicans as a free agent next offseason? Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis can. “He will be a free agent next year. Hopefully, down the line we can reconnect,” Davis told ESPN’s The Undefeated on Wednesday night after a 131-121 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Such talk from Davis about Cousins again joining him with the Pelicans could also be good news about the five-time All-Star’s future in the coming years in New Orleans. There has…

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India vs West Indies 5th ODI: One-day match gets over in half a day

By: Express News Service | Published: November 2, 2018 4:42:39 am The debacle in Mumbai three days ago was only a teaser of just how bad things would get for West Indies. (PTI Photo) The win in Pune has been the highlight of the tour for the West Indies since they landed here last month. They’d been very competitive in the first two ODIs and pushed India too. They’d lost the opener narrowly and came back to tie the second ODI in Visakhapatnam. And with the convincing win in the…

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Dodgers expected to retain Dave Roberts as manager after World Series loss

LOS ANGELES — Dave Roberts is expected to return as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, as is the entirety of his coaching staff, front-office executives Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi strongly suggested during a joint news conference from Dodger Stadium on Thursday. Friedman, who recently finished his fourth season as the team’s president of baseball operations, said the two sides “made a significant amount of progress” on extension talks dating back to spring training and decided to table those discussions only because the focus was shifting toward the upcoming…

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Chicago Cubs pick up contract option on reliever Pedro Strop for next season

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs exercised their $6.25 million option for Pedro Strop on Thursday, and fellow reliever Brandon Kintzler picked up his $5 million player option. Strop can earn $750,000 in performance bonuses next year based on games finished: $250,000 each for 45, 50 and 55 games. He has never finished more than 22 games in a single season. Strop would have received a $500,000 buyout if the option had been declined. The Cubs have to make another decision on one of their key pitchers by Friday when they…

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CoA to Supreme Court: Allow probe of players mentioned in sealed envelop

Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Published: November 2, 2018 4:35:37 am  In a move that is likely to shake and stir Indian cricket, the CoA have stated that this will send a strong message and act as a deterrent. Which nine Indian cricketers are named as suspected match and spot fixers in a sealed envelope that lies with the Supreme Court for the last four years? The Committee of Administrators, comprising Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji, have requested the apex court to hand the list to its anti-corruption…

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WATCH: Bryson DeChambeau dresses as Rickie Fowler for Halloween, asks for autograph

Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler, who were previously Ryder Cup teammates in Paris in September, are both playing this week’s 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Wednesday was Halloween, and in lieu of a big costume party, DeChambeau decided to go as Fowler for the holiday. The three-time PGA Tour winner wore Puma gear, put on a fake mustache and ran onto the green to ask Fowler for his autograph. Fowler smiled and threw his ball in the water. The whole exchange was pretty hilarious as Fowler noted, “That’s the…

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Gritty’s First Month: The Heroic Ascendance of a ‘Ghastly Empty-Eyed Muppet’

Before long, Gritty’s persona had escaped his creators’ intentions. Left-wing activists made him a socialist meme and antifa hero: a blue-collar monster, reclaimed from its marketing creators, fighting on behalf of workers against the absurdities of capitalism. Enav Emmanuel, a member of the group Philly Socialists, said the left had claimed Gritty much as the far right claimed a comic strip character, Pepe the Frog, who became a symbol of hate speech during the 2016 election. But Emmanuel, who identifies as nonbinary, said that Gritty was less about trolling than…

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Harrington to cut US schedule in Ryder Cup boost

Belek (Turkey) (AFP) – Padraig Harrington revealed Thursday he is to cut back on his PGA Tour schedule to play more in Europe ahead of his expected appointment as the 2020 European Ryder Cup captain. Harrington remains odds-on favourite to be handed the captaincy role in December and this despite suggestions there is one and possibly two other names being mooted to challenge him for the Whistling Straits position. Harrington’s remarks, after muscling his way to a share of second behind fellow Irishman Paul Dunne on the opening day of…

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