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Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley gives her predictions ahead of some of this weekend's Premier League fixtures. [...]
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Hull KR bring in prop Ryan Bailey from Super League rivals Leeds Rhinos on a two-year contract. [...]
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Lynsey Sharp will sit out Team Scotland's return to the track in January's four-team Glasgow International. [...]
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi is more skilful than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, says former England boss Fabio Capello. [...]
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LeBron James called some of his miscues "careless," shouldering his responsibility for Thursday's loss, but there were others in the Cavs' locker room who also spoke up about their part in the defeat. [...]
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Saints coach Sean Payton called the team's extra-short turnaround from a Sunday night game to a Thursday night road game crazy, silly and foolish. [...]
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Blake Griffin scored 23 points, making two free throws with five seconds left, Chris Paul added 22 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-90 in their season opener on Thursday night to usher in a new era under owner Steve Ballmer. He paid a record $2 [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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Blake Griffin scored 23 points, making two free throws with five seconds left, Chris Paul added 22 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-90 in their season opener on Thursday night to usher in a new era under owner Steve Ballmer. He paid a record $2 [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during the third quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Knicks defeated the Cavaliers 95-90. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
LeBron James shot miserably. ''I didn't press,'' James said, dismissing nerves as a factor. ''I didn't do much.'' James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional return home with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers [...]
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There is a strong likelihood that Friday's midnight deadline for contract extensions for first-round picks from the Class of 2011 will pass without a new deal for reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, according to league sources. [...]
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston rolls out to pass late in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in Tallahassee, Fla. Second-ranked Florida State is the measuring stick Louisville has prepared all season for, and the Cardinals enter Thursday night's ACC game healthy, refreshed and with something to prove. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)
If trailing Auburn by 18 last season in the BCS Championship game didn't shake Florida State, a 21-0 first-half deficit to Louisville surely wasn't going to, either. Thanks to another remarkable comeback by the Seminoles and quarterback Jameis Winston, their hopes of competing for a second straight national championship [...]
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Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook exited Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with an injured right hand with 6:35 left in the second quarter and will not return, the Thunder said. [...]
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10ThingstoSeeSports - Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell, left, competes for the ball with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


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French 'roomies' lead the Colsaerts chase

Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium hits a fairway shot at the 9th hole of the second round during the BMW Shanghai Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai on October 31, 2014Nicolas Colsaerts boomed out a 64 to take the lead in the BMW Masters Friday, but it will be two French room-mates who will mount an assault on the Belgian in Saturday's third round. Alexander Levy is one shot behind Colsaerts on 13-under par after he followed his opening 65 with a solid 66 over the par-72 Lake Malaren layout. Romain Wattel -- who is sharing a room in Shanghai with long-time friend Levy -- shot 67 Friday to be third on 12-under 132. Levy, who earlier this month pipped Colsaerts to the title at the rain-shortened Portugal Masters, refuted any suggestion the two might get sick of the sight of each other, playing golf all day and then sharing a room all night.


Golfing father G-Mac finds the perfect balance

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off at the 9th hole during the final day of the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament at the Shanghai Sheshan International Golf Club on November 3, 2013Former major winner Graeme McDowell believes that being the newest member of the European Tour's 'daddy club' has enabled him to re-focus on his game and achieve balance in his life. The 35-year-old Northern Irishman shot a solid three-under 69 Friday to lie well placed at eight-under par for the tournament, six shots behind leader Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium in the $7 million BMW Masters in Lake Malaren.


Golf-U.S. PGA Tour CIMB Classic scores

Oct 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour CIMB Classic at the par-72 course on Friday in Kuala Lumpur 134 Billy Hurley III (U.S.) 67 67 136 Kevin Streelman (U.S.) 68 68 137 Kevin Na (U.S.) 69 68 Ryan Moore (U.S.) 68 69 Sergio Garcia (Spain) 69 68 Lee Westwood (Britain) 72 65 Noh Seung-Yul (South Korea) 68 69 Jeff Overton (U.S.) 68 69 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 69 68 138 Jonas Blixt (Sweden) 69 69 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 69 69 139 Angelo Que (Philippines) 67 72 Prom Meesawat (Thailand) 68 71 Bae Sang-Moon (South Korea) 71 68 Brian Stuard (U.S. ... Golf-European Tour BMW Masters scores

Oct 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour BMW Masters at the par-72 course on Friday in Shanghai 130 Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) 66 64 131 Alexander Levy (France) 65 66 133 Romain Wattel (France) 66 67 134 Marcel Siem (Germany) 68 66 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 66 68 Branden Grace (South Africa) 68 66 135 Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 68 67 136 Graeme McDowell (Britain) 67 69 Jamie Donaldson (Britain) 68 68 Mikko Ilonen (Finland) 70 66 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 70 66 137 Ryan Palmer (U.S. ... Clippers launch new era under Balmer with scrappy win

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles ClippersBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It was not pretty but the Los Angeles Clippers somehow found a way to launch their 2014-15 season under new owner Steve Ballmer with a scrappy 93-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. With former owner Donald Sterling a relic of the past after he was banned for life by the NBA over a racism scandal, the Clippers overcame a poor shooting performance with some gritty defense to stave off a late Thunder fightback. ...


Knicks ruin James' homecoming, Clippers begin new era

Carmelo Anthony celebrates with J.R. Smith and Jason Smith of the New York Knicks during the final seconds of the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, OhioLeBron James struggled as the New York Knicks spoiled his Cleveland homecoming, and the Los Angeles Clippers sneaked by Oklahoma City to begin their post-Donald Sterling era on Thursday night. James returned to his roots but Carmelo Anthony stole the spotlight by scoring 25 points to lift the Knicks to a 95-90 win in the Cavaliers' 2014-15 season opener on Thursday night. "My turnovers, some of them were careless and some of them were chemistry," James said. In the late game, the Clippers edged the short-handed Thunder 93-90 to begin the Steve Ballmer ownership era.


Saints beat Panthers to take divisional lead

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers(Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints cracked open a scrappy game late in the first half to forge to a 28-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, wrestling top spot in the NFC South from their opponents in the process. Running back Mark Ingram claimed two touchdowns and 100 yards in the win for New Orleans while quarterback Drew Brees added 297 yards passing and a touchdown. He also ran for a score. ...


Major League Baseball roundup

New York Yankees Kevin Youkilis waits for a pitch from Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront in New York(The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Youkilis, a three-time All-Star known affectionately as Yoooouuuuk in Boston and "the Greek God of Walks" in the book "Moneyball," announced his retirement Thursday. The 35-year-old was limited to 21 games in Japan last season due to plantar fasciitis. Youkilis spent most of his 10-year major-league career in Boston, where he was part of World Series champions in 2004 (as a rookie) and 2007. - - The Red Sox re-signed right-hander Koji Uehara to a two-year contract on Thursday. The deal was reported by WEEI.com to be worth $18 million. ...


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