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Before Friday's game began, Erving rang the ceremonial opening bell during the pre-game activities to commemorate his iconic dunk over the Lakers' Michael Cooper 35 years ago. Officials have not provided any further information on his condition or how he fell ill. Erving, 67, played 11 of his 16 pro basketball seasons in Philadelphia and led the 76ers to the 1983 NBA championship.
  • Arsenal Closing In On £2m Signing Of Highly-Rated Greek Defender

    Arsenal Closing In On £2m Signing Of Highly-Rated Greek Defender

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    It is said that a fee of around £2.2m is expected to be agreed soon with the on-going negotiations progressing well. Arsene Wenger has revealed that the plan for Mavropanos is for him to go and gain first team experience out on loan before he is ready to play for Arsenal, with a potential destination being Germany.
  • Nick Kyrgios beats Grigor Dimitrov, reaches Brisbane International final

    Nick Kyrgios beats Grigor Dimitrov, reaches Brisbane International final

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    Nick Kyrgios wants Australian fans to know he's ready to put his heart on the line at the Australian Open after another hard-fought comeback in the Brisbane International. Dimitrov was broken twice in the second set and Kyrgios lost just five points behind his impressive serve in the decider, earning a break to lead 4-3 and reaching the final when his opponent drilled a return beyond the baseline.
  • Big update on David Silva's availability as Man City face Burnley

    Big update on David Silva's availability as Man City face Burnley

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    The Clarets reached the fifth round of the FA Cup last season, before surprisingly losing to non-league Lincoln, while they have not made it beyond that stage since 2003. "It's not easy for me to explain what he feels", explained Guardiola . I love the cup but there has to be just a pure business plan of staying in the Premier League and growing the club.
  • Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball returns after six-game absence

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    The No. 2 overall pick has missed six straight games since getting tangled up with Portland's Jusuf Nurkic on December 23. "We were expecting what we got [from Ball] which is him to make winning plays", Walton said of Ball's fourth-quarter play.
  • Manchester City star David Silva's prematurely born son battles on

    Manchester City star David Silva's prematurely born son battles on

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    In a statement he said his son Mateo was "born extremely preterm and is fighting day by day". The Spain global was absent from the City squad over Christmas as he spent time with his family and, although he returned to action for the victory over Watford on Tuesday night, he is expected to miss further upcoming games.
  • Figure skater performs to Lil Jon in gold-worthy routine

    Figure skater performs to Lil Jon in gold-worthy routine

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    Jimmy began his routine by skating to " Propaganda ", much to the announcers' surprise, but the real party started when Lil Jon's voice began blaring over the loudspeakers. Ma still has a free skating competition on Saturday, so there will be more to see of him. According to BuzzFeed , the International Skating Union voted a few years ago to allow skaters to use songs with lyrics.
  • Donovan McNabb out at ESPN after sexual harassment allegations

    Donovan McNabb out at ESPN after sexual harassment allegations

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    In the lawsuit, McNabb was accused of sending inappropriate text messages, while Davis was accused of rubbing his body against the woman and engaging in lewd talk. Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis , who both hosted shows on ESPN Radio, are alleged to have sexually harassed Jami Cantor, who filed a lawsuit in a California court.
  • Cavaliers reportedly tried trading Kyrie Irving before he asked to be moved

    Cavaliers reportedly tried trading Kyrie Irving before he asked to be moved

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    Irving , a four-time All-Star, could have taken some of the scoring load off Leonard and could have provided the Spurs' offense with another threat with his three-point shooting and ability to penetrate the lane. With him back, it'd be pretty hard for them to lose him again... or, would it? However, Griffin went on the SiriusXM NBA Show on Wednesday and essentially rebuffed both of those notions, especially the idea that LeBron had requested the organization try to find a way to move ...
  • The four players Chelsea want to sign in January

    The four players Chelsea want to sign in January

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    Brazil defender David Luiz and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi are the players most likely to be concerned over their chances of competing at Russian Federation 2018 due to being out of favour at Chelsea. "At the same time, I was a player and I will understand if someone is thinking in this way (that they need to play more )", he continued. The Times insist that Chelsea have already begun the search for Conte's replacement, with Simeone top of their wishlist.
  • Mourinho suggests Scholes' Pogba criticism down to wage jealousy

    Mourinho suggests Scholes' Pogba criticism down to wage jealousy

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    There are plenty of things wrong at Manchester United at the moment, and Scholes is dead right to criticise the club in his punditry role, however he goes too far and picks on the wrong things at times. In addition, the board are apparently happy for the former Real Madrid boss to set his own agenda when it comes to relations with match officials and other managers, but they do not appreciate public digs at the club's levels of spending.
  • Arsenal deny interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    Arsenal deny interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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    Walcott has become a mere back-up for Wenger at Arsenal and the report suggested that he could consider taking a pay cut to his £120,000-a-week wages to return to Southampton in order to increase his chances of playing in the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.
  • Wenger gets three-match ban for ref comments

    Wenger gets three-match ban for ref comments

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    The Football Association announced on Friday evening: " Arsene Wenger will serve a touchline ban for Arsenal's next three matches after he was charged with misconduct". "I felt it should have been a yellow for Hazard". Arsenal conceded another penalty in their Premier League fixture against Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, when Eden Hazard went down following a challenge from Hector Bellerin.
  • Weekend Weather Continues To Be Cool,Cloudy; Rain Forecast For Next Week

    Weekend Weather Continues To Be Cool,Cloudy; Rain Forecast For Next Week

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    Along with the wet stuff, the wind will pick up, blowing from the southeast at about 15 miles per hour, with gusts up to 20 miles per hour. With Chicago-area wind chills expected between -35 and -20 degrees, forecasters warned of frost bite and hypothermia risks and urged residents to take precautions, including dressing in layers, wearing a hat and gloves, covering exposed skin and bringing pets indoors.
  • Jon Gruden gives update on Raiders job to Golic and Wingo

    Jon Gruden gives update on Raiders job to Golic and Wingo

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    If or when Gruden does return, the Raiders may have found that elusive piece to become the title contender many thought they would be during the 2017 campaign. If hired, Gruden would replace Jack Del Rio , who was sacked on Sunday after three seasons and a 25-23 record with the team. Gruden, who previously coached the Raiders from 1998 through 2001, provided the update during an appearance on ESPN Radio's Golic & Wingo .
  • Major League Baseball trade rumors: Yankees reopening Manny Machado talks with Orioles?

    Major League Baseball trade rumors: Yankees reopening Manny Machado talks with Orioles?

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    The New York Yankees contacted the Baltimore Orioles again this week about acquiring all-star Manny Machado , according to CBS New York . On top of that, the Yankees have a strong belief that Machado may desire NY, which would give them the inside track on signing the third baseman, who won't turn 26 until July, to a long-term deal if or even before he becomes a free agent next season.
  • Pakistan bowl; New Zealand pick Ferguson

    Pakistan bowl; New Zealand pick Ferguson

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    New Zealand dominated the West Indies in every game of their tour, but coach Mike Hesson was wary of the Pakistan threat. Fakhar, who averages 44.44 from nine ODIs , "has had a great start to his worldwide career but has never toured New Zealand , so there will be challenges adapting to different conditions", said New Zealand quick Tim Southee .
  • Monaco boss insists Thomas Lemar is going nowhere

    Monaco boss insists Thomas Lemar is going nowhere

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    The Reds are now in fourth place in the Premier League table as they bid to try and qualify for the Champions League for the second season running under Jurgen Klopp . "The players understand it and know how it's going". But there was no time to get all the formalities done and the move collapsed, blocking Sanchez's move to the Etihad Stadium.
  • Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby

    Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby

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    Carson was brilliantly equal to a long-range Pogba free-kick just before the break, and shortly after the restart Luke Shaw's head deflected Tom Huddlestone's fierce drive away from United's goal. Ander Herrera was the next Manchester United player to come close six minutes later but the Spaniard failed to hit target from a set piece from Rashford.
  • Conor McGregor belittles Nurmagomedov's win, calls his performance 'Sloppy'

    Conor McGregor belittles Nurmagomedov's win, calls his performance 'Sloppy'

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    The fight dominated discussion and capture public attention both in the ring itself, but more notably during the extremely prolonged build up to the bout in August. And his last fight was in a boxing ring against Floyd Mayweather Jr in August previous year when he lost in the 10th-round via a TKO. All the while, support for a Khabib Nurmagomedov-Conor McGregor showdown is growing exponentially since the Russian's awesome display at UFC 219 where he simply demolished a highly regarded ...
  • Katie Nolan comments that Trump is a 'stupid person' were 'inappropriate'

    Katie Nolan comments that Trump is a 'stupid person' were 'inappropriate'

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    Nolan clamored to cover up her harsh words, saying she was on "medicine" because she had the flu. She was not, but ESPN issued a statement publicly reprimanding her and later unveiled a revised social media policy to its employees. Nolan immediately tested the the Worldwide Leader's politics policy during her appearance when she began discussing President Donald Trump and "white power" hand signs.
  • Kristaps Porzingis: I'm So Tired Right Now

    Kristaps Porzingis: I'm So Tired Right Now

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    Hopefully in their eyes I deserve to get that spot". The holiday season has not been very kind to the Knickerbockers, they are in the middle of a 1-5 slide during their last six games. The Wizards bench took the same baton they dropped at the tail end of the first quarter, but this time , at the start of the fourth quarter, they ran with it.