Warriors Suspend Draymond Green One Game for Spat With Kevin Durant

Less than a week ago, the Golden State Warriors were 10-1, Stephen Curry seemed to have regained his mantle as the league’s presumed most valuable player, and a fourth N.B.A. championship in five years seemed like a formality. Those sentiments suddenly felt like ancient history on Tuesday. The Warriors have lost two of three games, Curry has been sidelined indefinitely with a groin injury, and an argument between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green during Monday’s 121-116 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers has led to a one-game suspension for…

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N.F.L. Moves Game Out of Mexico City Over Field Conditions

The N.F.L. has taken the drastic step of moving its marquee game of the regular season, a showdown between the Chiefs and the Rams, to Los Angeles because of conditions of the field at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, where the game was scheduled to be played on Monday. The N.F.L. and the N.F.L. Players Association sent inspectors to Mexico City this week to inspect the field, which was damaged by heavy rains, a concert and soccer matches. The union was worried that players could get injured on the stadium’s…

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NFL still determined to play Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams game in Mexico City despite field concerns

The NFL is still determined to play next Monday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, league sources told ESPN, despite significant concerns about the poor playing surface. “We are working closely with the field manager at Azteca Stadium and others to ensure that we have an NFL-quality surface for our game, and we are looking forward to kicking off in Mexico City on Monday night,” said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy. One source said he still expects the game will be played…

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Ismail, Kapp power South Africa to win in opening game

South Africa women 102 for 3 (Kapp 38, van Niekerk 33*) beat Sri Lanka women 99 for 8 (Ismail 3-10) by seven wickets Shabnim Ismail is pumped up after taking a wicket Getty Images Fast bowlers Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp put up what captain Dane van Niekerk described as a “pace clinic” as South Africa opened their tournament with a seven-wicket win. The fast bowlers bowled three overs each in the Powerplay after Sri Lanka had been put in, conceding only 16 during that period and grabbing a wicket each,…

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San Francisco 49ers bring fire-struck Paradise High School team to game via bus

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After days of watching and hearing stories about how one of the deadliest wildfires in California history had torn through their community, the Paradise High Football team found some relief Monday night in the form of a bus ride. After the San Francisco 49ers invited the Paradise team to Monday night’s game against the New York Giants, the 35 players, 16 cheerleaders and eight coaches boarded a bus provided by the Niners Monday in Chico, California, at around 11 a.m. to make the roughly 200-mile trek…

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Bucks vs. Nuggets – Game Recap – November 11, 2018

DENVER — Brook Lopez always drew attention in the paint. Now, the Milwaukee Bucks‘ 7-footer is starting to draw a defensive crowd the moment he crosses the half-court line because of his 3-point shooting. Lopez made a career-high eight 3-pointers, tying the most in a game by a 7-footer in NBA history, and had 28 points to help the Bucks snap an eight-game skid in Denver, beating the Nuggets 121-114 on Sunday night. “That was an interesting experience,” Lopez said after the Nuggets began face-guarding him at half court later…

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Jimmer Fredette scores 75 points in Chinese Basketball Association game

1:31 PM ET Kevin WangESPN.com Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette scored 75 points in a Chinese Basketball Association competition Sunday, a new career high for the ex-NBA journeyman who is currently playing his third professional season in China. After a slow start, Fredette found his groove and went on a scoring spree in the second half of the game, getting 40 points alone in the fourth quarter and setting a new league record. However, Fredette’s heroic performance wasn’t enough to lead his Shanghai squad over the hosting Beikong in this…

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Thunder vs. Mavericks – Game Recap – November 10, 2018

DALLAS — J.J. Barea and Luka Doncic brought experience and youth — and a win — to Dallas on Saturday night. Rookie Doncic scored 22 points and veteran Barea added a season-high 21 off the bench, including 16 in a first-half surge, as the Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-96. The Mavericks won for the second time in nine games and snapped the Thunder’s seven-game winning streak after they had lost their first four games of the season. “Barea was great,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “Extremely aggressive, scored…

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Smoke from Camp Fire visible in Sacramento Kings’ arena before game vs. Los Angeles Lakers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Smoke from a wildfire raging in Butte County — known as the Camp Fire — billowed into downtown Sacramento and was visible above the court at the Golden 1 Center before the Kings‘ game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. “We are aware that there is a smoke problem,” a Kings spokesman told ESPN shortly before tipoff. In order to combat the conditions, arena workers manning the entrances when ticket holders arrived were instructed to keep the doors closed as much as possible during the pregame…

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Zeke: Cowboys have to get ‘run game going, period, point blank’ – Dallas Cowboys Blog

FRISCO, Texas — One series into Monday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, Ezekiel Elliott had 29 yards on five carries. It looked like he was primed for a huge game that would lead the Dallas Cowboys to a much- needed win to get back to .500 at the midway point of the season. Even Elliott thought he was in line for a big day. “For sure,” he said. 1st Quarter 75 2nd Quarter 21 3rd Quarter 16 4th Quarter 0 For the rest of the game, Elliott had only 31…

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