Author: Jeffrey Powers

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Anthony Mantha a budding ‘superstar’ with fierce edge – The Detroit News

CLOSE Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha talks about his fight against Calgary’s Travis Hamonic. Ted Kulfan, The Detroit News Anthony Mantha of the Detroit Red Wings gets in a fight with Travis Hamonic of the Calgary Flames during the third period Wednesday night.(Photo: Gregory Shamus, Getty Images) Detroit — Sure, after the Detroit Red Wings’ victory over Calgary on Wednesday night, the “old-time hockey” brawl...

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On Kevin Durant, ‘one of the worst days of his life,’ and staying true to yourself – Yahoo Sports

In a GQ magazine profile of Kevin Durant that ranged from asserting he’s “on the same level as a basketball player” as LeBron James to admitting, “I don’t want to have to be the leader,” the Golden State Warriors superstar called his Twitter episode over the summer — the one where he disrespected his former coach and teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder — “one...

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LaVar Ball’s master NBA plan takes hit with LiAngelo Ball suspension – USA TODAY

CLOSE Three UCLA basketball players have been suspended indefinitely following their shoplifting incident in China. The players apologized and thanked President Trump for his role in helping them return to the U.S. USA TODAY Sports LaVar Ball has said all three of his sons will be ”one-and-done” – leaving college after one year to play in the NBA.(Photo: Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports)  ...

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Kevin Durant: Finals game-winner over LeBron felt like ‘passing the torch’ moment – Yahoo Sports

You just knew, as soon as it went up, that it would wind up playing over and over on highlight reels throughout history. It was a shot for the ages, a journey trapped in amber: Kevin Durant pulling the ball off the rim after a missed left corner 3-pointer by Kyle Korver, a shot the all-time marksman was convinced was good when it left...

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Kevin Durant calls NBA Finals Game 3 shot over LeBron James a ‘f–k you’ to Paul Pierce – New York Daily News

Take that, Truth! After sinking the game-winning three-pointer over LeBron James in Game 3 of the 2017 Finals, Kevin Durant said that shot was not only for the win but also for former Celtic-turned ESPN analyst Paul Pierce. Kevin Durant shoots over LeBron James in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Tony Dejak/AP) “That was a ‘f–k you’ shot, for sure,”...

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The stage is yours, Wisconsin: Time to make a CFP statement

9:00 AM ET The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are all playing in Week 12, but the spotlight will be on No. 5 Wisconsin, which hosts No. 24 Michigan in the only game this week between ranked opponents. FiveThirtyEight will update its College Football Playoff projections after every game and new selection committee ranking. Projections » The Badgers have remained...

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Knicks Starting Five: With comeback showing growing gains – NorthJersey.com

CLOSE Frank Ntilikina after the Knicks rallied to beat the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Steve Popper/NorthJersey.com New York Knicks’ Tim Hardway Jr. dunks against the Utah Jazz.(Photo: Andres Kudacki/AP) 1. Reversal of fortune Having blown a 23-point lead Monday and seeing LeBron James declare himself the king of New York, the Knicks came out Wednesday lifeless and, falling...

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Derek Jeter faces massive dilemma with Giancarlo Stanton in first major decision as Marlins owner – New York Daily News

Derek Jeter has never been the bad guy, right? But if he trades Giancarlo Stanton just to unload the slugger’s $295 million as a way of beginning a major rebuild with the Marlins, and can’t bring back blue-chip prospects in the deal, Jeter won’t be the toast of Miami, put it that way. Is he ready for that? Will he...

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