Sunday , 9 December 2018

National Sports

Berry's Love/Hate for Week 14

Dec 7, 2018 I’ve always thought that Jeremy Schaap is one of the best interviewers in the industry. Then I recently did a podcast with him. I have to tell you, I’ve done a ton of interviews in my life, and the one I did with Jeremy was among my favorites. So, as a result, last week I sent him …

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Sunday's fantasy football inactives watch

Matt Bryant K ATL Back Q Limited practice, but expected to play. Joe Flacco QB BAL Hip Q Lamar Jackson to start regardless. Isaiah McKenzie WR BUF Toe Q Limited practice Friday. Expected to play. Graham Gano K CAR Knee O Chandler Catanzaro signed Friday. Keke Coutee WR HOU Hammy Q Also a game-time call, but likely. Dontrelle Inman WR …

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Holloway outbrawls Ortega in fourth-round TKO

9:08 AM ET TORONTO — Any lingering concerns about the well-being of UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway melted away on Saturday over the course of a brilliant, four-round title defense against Brian Ortega at UFC 231. Holloway (20-3) defended his 145-pound throne for the second time, defeating Ortega via TKO at the end of the fourth round. A cageside doctor …

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Source: Hunt to start treatment, counseling

8:35 AM ET Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has started working with the NFL on a treatment and counseling program, a league source tells ESPN. Although the NFL’s investigative process is ongoing, Hunt has voluntarily sought counseling after being involved in multiple violent off-the-field incidents this past year, all of which the league is now taking into …

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LeBron readies for final matchup with D-Wade

9:44 AM ET MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Monday will be the final two-step for two of the most successful teammates in NBA history, as Dwyane Wade‘s self-titled “Last Dance” season before retirement rolls through Los Angeles for a game against LeBron James and the Lakers. “It’s bitter, and it’s sweet,” James said following the Lakers’ 111-88 win over the Memphis Grizzlies …

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Shevchenko wins flyweight title over Jedrzejczyk

1:39 AM ET TORONTO — When the UFC created a 125-pound female weight class one year ago, many believed Valentina Shevchenko would be the one to rule it. Those projections are looking rather accurate. Shevchenko (16-3) claimed the UFC’s flyweight title on Saturday in a dominant decision against former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The 125-pound title fight co-headlined UFC 232 …

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Doncic wows with solo 11-0 run late in Mavs' win

11:33 PM ET DALLAS — The person least impressed by Dallas Mavericks rookie star Luka Doncic‘s performance in Saturday night’s 107-104 comeback win over the Houston Rockets was probably the Slovenian teen himself. “I wasn’t playing great,” he said after scoring 21 points and taking over the game down the stretch. “My game wasn’t good at all. I get confident …

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Celtics, Bulls make history as Boston wins by 56

3:10 AM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Boston Celtics turned in a record-setting performance in their steady climb in the Eastern Conference. Jaylen Brown scored 23 points off the bench, Daniel Theis added a career-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Celtics routed the Chicago Bulls 133-77 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. The Chicago …

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Atlanta ends Portland's road magic to lift MLS Cup

10:43 PM ET ATLANTA — Atlanta United defeated the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Saturday night to win their first MLS Cup. Josef Martinez was the game’s MVP with a goal and an assist, while Franco Escobar made the game safe with a second-half tally. Here are three thoughts on Atlanta’s victory: 1. Atlanta grinds down Timbers to win MLS Cup …

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The best seasons that didn't result in individual honors

9:09 PM ET Joe Klingele Tua Tagovailoa was the Heisman Trophy front-runner seemingly all season long. But non-Tua-like play and an injury in the SEC championship game opened the door, and Kyler Murray promptly walked through. Murray’s season was nothing short of spectacular. The Oklahoma quarterback threw for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns — and ran for another 892 yards …

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