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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The women’s tennis season concludes at the WTA Finals in Singapore next week and, like a majority of tournaments during the 2018 campaign, picking a winner from a wide-open field seems a near impossible task. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – China Open – Women’s Singles – Final – National Tennis Center, Beijing, China
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Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 49 points, and Nik Stauskas matched his career high with 24 points in his first appearance in a Portland uniform, leading the Trail Blazers past the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Oct 18, 2018; Portland, OR, USA; Los Angeles
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LeBron James had a message for his new coach, Luke Walton, after the Los Angeles Lakers’ shootaround Thursday morning: He doesn’t want to rest. Oct 10, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) during the first half at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory
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(Reuters) – World number one Simona Halep pulled out of next week’s WTA Finals due to a lower back injury on Thursday, handing first alternate Kiki Bertens a spot at the season-ending eight-woman event in Singapore for the first time. FILE PHOTO: Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates with the French Open trophy at Roland Garros, Paris,
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The Colorado Buffaloes wanted to go into their matchup with Washington undefeated and prepared to get a signature win. The Huskies were hoping to bring momentum into their Saturday game against the Buffaloes. FILE PHOTO: Oct 13, 2018; Eugene, OR, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen throws a pass to receivers before a game
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was ruled out for the Tuesday night opener at the Golden State Warriors as he continues to recover from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. FILE PHOTO: Sep 24, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) poses for photos on media day at Chesapeake
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday it would audit Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA in December to check it remains compliant following its conditional reinstatement last month. FILE PHOTO: A sign is on display outside the office of Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) in Moscow, Russia March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold on Monday announced her retirement from skeleton, saying she was “ready for a new chapter” in her life. Winter Olympics – Team GB Homecoming – Heathrow Airport, London, Britain – February 26, 2018 Lizzy Yarnold of Britain poses with her gold medal Action Images via
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The Atlanta Braves agreed to a two-year contract with manager Brian Snitker. FILE PHOTO: Oct 5, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker (43) looks on from the during out prior to game two of the 2018 NLDS playoff baseball series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard
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Tom Brady passed for 340 yards, and the New England Patriots got a 28-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski as time expired Sunday night to beat the Chiefs 43-40 at Foxborough, Mass., dumping Kansas City from the unbeaten ranks. Oct 14, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) makes a pass
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Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen left Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans with a right (throwing) elbow injury and did not return. Oct 14, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs as Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) and linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) defend during the second half at
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(Reuters) – Patrick Baumann, the 51-year-old secretary general of basketball’s world governing body, has died of a heart attack at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission Chairman Patrick Baumann speaks during a news conference following a day of meetings wth
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Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason got into a heated verbal exchange with both Florida coach Dan Mullen and Gators defensive coordinator Todd Grantham during Saturday’s contest in Nashville, Tenn. Oct 13, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen (left) yells across to Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Derek Mason (right) after a Florida player
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Oklahoma City’s Paul George says he can somewhat relate to the situation involving shooting guard Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves, and George has a message. FILE PHOTO: Apr 25, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) drives past Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) for the basket in the second half
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(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency denied on Friday that it had disrespected or attempted to bully athletes’ representative Beckie Scott during a debate in which tensions were “running high” over a decision to reinstate Russia’s anti-doping organization. A woman walks into the head office for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Evgeny Kuznetsov finished with one goal and three assists while Alex Ovechkin scored twice as the Washington Capitals defeated the visiting Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 Wednesday in a rematch of last spring’s Stanley Cup Final. Oct 10, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) skates with the puck as Vegas Golden Knights
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