Joel Embiid trolls Timberwolves after big win

11:54 PM ET ESPN.com Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 149-107 on Tuesday in Jimmy Butler‘s first match against the team he was traded from on Nov. 12. After the game, center Joel Embiid had some playful comments directed at Minnesota. It was an honor to be part of the 3rd stringers and get a win against real NBA starters #TheProcess pic.twitter.com/uPw7F0WjLo — Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 16, 2019 The Sixers big man poked fun at Butler’s infamous October practice in which…

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Nasser Al-Attiyah headed Dakar win; Toby Price motorbikes leader

LIMA, Peru — Nasser Al-Attiyah looks set to win the Dakar Rally again while Toby Price was the latest rider to take the motorbike lead after the eighth stage on Tuesday. Apart from a slow puncture, Al-Attiyah stayed remarkably blunder-free again on the 360-kilometer, four-hour course from San Juan de Marcona north up the Peruvian coast to Pisco. He extended the lead he’s held for all but one day from 29 minutes to 46. Barring a major mistake he hasn’t looked like making, the Qatari will win the world’s toughest…

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Enric Mas: I want to win the 2019 Tour de France

After his podium finish at the Vuelta a España last year – in only his second Grand Tour – expectations surrounding Enric Mas are as high as ever. The rider dubbed ‘the next Alberto Contador’ heads to the Tour de France for the first time in 2019 and his own hopes are just as high, as he insisted he’ll be there to try to win it. Related Articles Mas discussed his Tour debut last week, sitting down in front of the media at Deceunicnk-Quick-Step’s team presentation in Calpe. Moments beforehand, Quick-Step manager…

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Novak Djokovic starts Australian Open with straight-set win

Djokovic won his first Australian Open in 2008 when he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Top seed Novak Djokovic started his bid for a record seventh men’s Australian Open title with a straight-set win over American qualifier Mitchell Krueger. The 31-year-old Serb, chasing a 15th…

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Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving says desire to win was root of frustration after loss to Orlando Magic

NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving suggested his desire to win got the best of him when he expressed frustration with his teammates after the Boston Celtics‘ loss on Saturday to the Orlando Magic. Asked about the difference between this season’s Celtics and last season’s, Kyrie Irving told reporters, “We had nothing to lose last year.” “I never want to come from a place where I don’t want to sound like, or make it feel like, I don’t want to win a championship. Sometimes I may come off and say things,…

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Matt Kuchar earns Sony Open win for 2nd title in 3 months

Here’s a recap of the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club. WINNER: Winning can be so fickle on the PGA Tour. Matt Kuchar can certainly attest. The 40-year-old used a stellar back-nine 5-under 30 on Sunday to fire a closing 4-under 66 and seal a four-shot victory at 22 under. The triumph is his ninth PGA Tour win and second in three months. Prior to this recent surge, though, Kuchar had a PGA Tour win drought of more than four-and-a-half years. Hey, it’s a crazy…

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Learned Rory McIlroy looks to win more golf tournaments in 2019

KAPALUA, Hawaii – Rory McIlroy stood tall just a few minutes removed from his final round at the Tournament of Champions. His words and posture were optimistic, demeanor and tone more neutral. After a 2018 season defined by close calls, McIlroy began the new year with another disappointing final round at Kapalua’s Plantation Course. “I hit good putts. I hit good shots. Just one of those days where it didn’t happen,” McIlroy said. “My attitude was much better. I didn’t press at all. I was very patient. Just something I’m…

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Mushfiqur trumps Thisara Perera in thrilling Vikings win

Chittagong Vikings 186 for 6 (Mushfiqur 75, Shahzad 46, Saifuddin 3-45) beat Comilla Victorians 184 for 5 (Thisara 74*, Lewis retd hurt 38, Khaled 3-34) by four wickets How the game played out Chittagong Vikings withstood Thisara Perera‘s blistering assault at the end of the first innings to pull off a thrilling chase of 185, on the back of Mushfiqur Rahim’s sensational 75 off 41 balls to win with two balls to spare. A stuttering start to the match by the Victorians cost them in the end as they managed…

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Three Reasons Why Rafael Nadal May Win The 2019 Australian Open | ATP Tour

1. Nadal enjoyed a tremendous 2018 season.World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has not competed at a tour-level event since last year’s US Open. But don’t forget that the 32-year-old had a highly successful campaign before that. Nadal earned a 45-4 record in 2018, with all four of his losses coming against players inside the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings. Eighty per cent (36/45) of the Spaniard’s victories came in straight sets, and Nadal won five tour-level titles, with four of those triumphs coming at a Grand Slam (Roland Garros)…

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Sydney Sixers jumped to the top spot after convincing win

WBBL Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sun, 13 Jan, 2019, 12:34 PM Sixers jumped to top spot with a game to play. © Getty Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers Adelaide Strikers were handed a ten-wicket thrashing as Meg Lanning and Amy Jones hit unbeaten 70s each to help Perth Scorchers chase down the 141-run target with all 10 wickets in hand, and 20 balls to spare. Strikers, opting to bat first in their final league game, posted 140 courtesy Suzie Bates’s 39 at the top of the order, and Amanda Wellington’s…

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