Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving returns after missing 2 games with eye injury

BOSTON — Celtics star Kyrie Irving is back in the lineup against the Brooklyn Nets after being sidelined with an eye injury. Irving missed two games after scratching both corneas in a collision Dec. 31 at San Antonio. Boston won both — against Minnesota and Dallas — while Irving was out. He leads the team in scoring and assists entering Monday, averaging 23.1 points per game and 6.6 assists. Boston coach Brad Stevens also said forward Marcus Morris and rookie center Robert Williams were available Monday. Morris missed the last…

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Williamson, Taylor keep New Zealand on course after openers fall

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first against New Zealand Seamer Doug Bracewell has missed out on selection once again, in New Zealand’s third ODI against Sri Lanka, in Nelson. Bracewell is the only member of the 13-man squad to sit out all three matches, as fast bowler Lockie Ferguson returned to the XI for the dead rubber, with Trent Boult making way. Readers from the US can also watch the match LIVE here, on ESPN+ Sri Lanka, who won the toss and chose to bowl…

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After 71 years, 11 tours, India breach Aussie frontier, say bigger than World Cup win

Related News A jubilant Indian team after sealing their 2-1 series win in Sydney, Monday. (Photo: Reuters) Under gloomy skies and a thin sheet of rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Virat Kohli and his team stood on the podium, trying to infuse some drama into the proceedings. Some of them screamed, hugged each other and held the trophy aloft. But as India completed their maiden Test series win in Australia, after 11 tours across 71 years, the lack of theatre was understandable — only 25.2 overs of play were…

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Green Bay Packers expected to hire Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur as coach

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers are expected to hire Matt LaFleur as their next head coach, sources told ESPN. LaFleur spent last season as the Tennessee Titans‘ offensive coordinator and previously worked under Sean McVay for the Los Angeles Rams and Kyle Shanahan with the Atlanta Falcons. Both McVay and Shanahan are considered offensive innovators, and the Packers want their next head coach to get quarterback Aaron Rodgers back to an MVP level. LaFleur would replace Mike McCarthy, who was 135-85-2 — including playoffs — but was…

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Rally UHC complete mini-camp ahead of Women’s Tour Down Under – Gallery

The Rally UHC Cycling women’s team completed a mini-camp in Calabasas, California, from January 2-6 before eight team members headed to Australia for the season kick-off at the Women’s Tour Down Under. Related Articles The women’s programme held a quick meet-and-greet, where they also received new kit, bikes and gear ahead of the season, and rode together for between three to four hours each day to familiarise themselves with their new Felt FR Disc and DA TT bikes. Rally UHC hired two new signings for 2019 in Krista Doebel-Hickok and Megan…

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Wolves players stunned by firing of Tom Thibodeau

6:06 PM ET Malika AndrewsESPN MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns said Monday that “no one saw it coming” when asked about the firing of coach and team president Tom Thibodeau the day before. In fact, Towns said he told assistant coaches just last week that he felt that the organization was gaining some much-needed “stability” and that he was finally feeling comfortable within his team’s schemes. “I jinxed that badly,” Towns said Monday, after the Timberwolves gathered for their first practice without Thibodeau’s familiar, gravely voice leading the…

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Heavyweight Prospect James “The Beast” Wilson Is Ready For More

Share Tweet Share Share Email 32-year-old Heavyweight James “The Beast” Wilson (8-0, 7 KOs) is not your typical boxing prospect. At first glance he fits the mold of a fighter. Athletic build with an intimidating glare and muscles that are seemingly everywhere. Some might even mistake him with a bodybuilder when taking a look at his massive frame. Meet him outside the ring and you couldn’t meet a nicer guy. Catch him inside of it however and he is a completely different animal. Stories of his upbringing have been talked about…

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Peerless off the tee but destructive putting leaves Rory McIlroy with a major problem 

Peerless off the tee but destructive putting leaves Rory McIlroy with major problem in bid for career Grand Slam He can hardly be blamed for trying something new and playing solely in America  Perfectly placed in the final group, McIlroy could not buy a putt on Sunday It is a destructive pattern we saw in plenty of other places last year  By Derek Lawrenson for the Daily Mail Published: 17:30 EST, 7 January 2019 | Updated: 18:58 EST, 7 January 2019 Plenty might have tried but Rory McIlroy can hardly be…

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Kevin Love of Cleveland Cavaliers unclear on return to court after foot surgery

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love‘s comeback has been slow and steady. The Cleveland Cavaliers could stand to benefit if it sped up. Love said Monday that he’s still weeks away from doing any significant on-court work as the five-time All-Star forward recovers from left foot surgery that has sidelined him nearly all season. Love was recently cleared to accelerate his rehab, but he isn’t sure when he’ll play and suggested he could be out until after February’s All-Star break. The Cleveland Cavaliers waived guard Patrick McCaw on Sunday, one week…

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New York Mets add former captain David Wright to front office

The New York Mets announced Monday that former captain and seven-time All-Star David Wright will take a job in the team’s front office. Wright will be special advisor to Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. “I again want to thank the Wilpon and Katz families for everything they have done for myself and my family,” Wright said in a statement. “I will always be tremendously grateful for the way the fans treated me because playing in this city and for this team was a…

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