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NBA All-Star Game 2019: Dirk Nowitzki catches fire with barrage of 3-pointers in final appearance – CBS Sports

NBA All-Star Game 2019: Dirk Nowitzki catches fire with barrage of 3-pointers in final appearance – CBS Sports

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. Sunday is likely the last time we'll see Mavericks legend and future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki in the NBA All-Star Game, and the 7-foot German made sure it was one to remember. Immediately after checking into the game, Nowitzki launched a deep, high-arcing 3-pointer that hit nothing but net.But he didn't stop there.Nowitzki went on to hit two more 3-pointers before checking out of the game at a perfect 3-for-3 from the 3-point line. The smile on Dirk's face as he makes his way down the court says it all. Though he hasn't come out and said it, most expect that this will be Nowitzki's final NBA season. He holds the NBA record by playing 21 seasons with one franchise, and has cemented himself as the be...
ASU alum Velasquez excited to make UFC return in Phoenix – ABC15 Arizona

ASU alum Velasquez excited to make UFC return in Phoenix – ABC15 Arizona

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. PHOENIX — Two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has waited over two years to return to the octagon.It's only fitting that he'll make that return in his home state, just miles from where he went to school -- and on ESPN's first UFC broadcast.On Sunday, Velasquez will fight Francis Ngannou, UFC's No. 3 ranked heavyweight, on UFC on ESPN at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. Tickets can be purchased here. Velasquez, who attended Kofa High School in Yuma and went on to wrestle at Arizona State University, is looking to re-climb the UFC ladder after being out of action for over two years due to injury. On Friday, Velasquez talked to ABC15 about his return to UFC, getting the chance to fight ...
‘What is this salty discharge?’: Dirk Nowitzki’s impressive All-Star shooting had NBA Twitter in its feelings – Dallas News

‘What is this salty discharge?’: Dirk Nowitzki’s impressive All-Star shooting had NBA Twitter in its feelings – Dallas News

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. Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki suited up for what might be his final NBA All-Star appearance Sunday night in Charlotte. And in true Nowitzki fashion, he started splashing threes as soon as he checked into the game.NBA Twitter, as expected, lost its collective mind: This Topic is Missing Your Voice. View Comments .. . Source link
Tiger Woods cites fatigue after falling out of contention – ESPN

Tiger Woods cites fatigue after falling out of contention – ESPN

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. 8:46 PM ETLOS ANGELES -- When Tiger Woods hit a deft bunker shot that trickled ever so slowly into the cup for a birdie on his seventh hole of the final round, he had moved into the top five at the Genesis Open with momentum on his side.And just like that, it stalled.The effects of a long week, with cold, blustery conditions and delays due to bad weather and darkness finally caught up to him, Woods said, leading to a lackluster finish and a tie for 15th at Riviera Country Club -- where he has now not won in 12 tries.After getting to 3 under for his round through seven holes and to 10 under for the tournament, Woods could not manage another birdie the rest of the way, playing his last 11 holes in 4 over par and settling for a 1-over-par 72."I got tired; there's no doubt,'' Woods said. "...
Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki get their swan song; Donovan Mitchell’s Dunk Contest coach gets another win – Salt Lake Tribune

Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki get their swan song; Donovan Mitchell’s Dunk Contest coach gets another win – Salt Lake Tribune

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. It was a suggestion emailed from a fan to NBA commissioner Adam Silver that led to two NBA greats, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki and Miami’s Dwyane Wade, being added to the rosters for the 2019 All-Star Game. “I get lots of emails as commissioner. People can go to our website and, in essence, email ideas to the commissioner and often complaints,” Silver said. “I asked my colleagues in the league office what they thought of it, and I spoke to both Mark Cuban, of course, the principal owner of the Mavericks, and Micky and Nick Arison at the Miami Heat, and asked them what they thought of the idea. Everyone thought it was a wonderful idea.” It’s now Nowitzki’s 14th All-Star appearance, Wade’s 13th. Wade was selected in the All-Star dra...
Adam Silver on Dirk Nowitzki: ‘I saw him painfully running up and down the court, and I think it was clear that this was going to be his last season’ – Yahoo Sports

Adam Silver on Dirk Nowitzki: ‘I saw him painfully running up and down the court, and I think it was clear that this was going to be his last season’ – Yahoo Sports

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. CHARLOTTE – For the first time in NBA history, All-Star rosters each have 13 players.Don’t expect that to be a permanent change.Don’t expect it never to happen again, either.In addition to the five starters chosen by fans, players and media and the seven reserves selected by coaches, NBA commissioner Adam Silver named Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki extra All-Stars.“I didn’t think about it in terms of the next year or whether there will be other opportunities,” Silver said. “I think that, as a league, I like to think we have the flexibility, when there are special occasions.”Except 1971-73, when they went a whopping 14 deep, All-Star rosters have had 10, 11 or 12 players. It’d been 12 the last 36 All-Star games.Meanwhile, the league h...
2019 NBA All-Star Game odds, best picks, predictions for Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis – CBS Sports

2019 NBA All-Star Game odds, best picks, predictions for Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis – CBS Sports

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. The Spectrum Center in Charlotte is the center of the NBA universe on Sunday night as it hosts 2019 NBA All-Star Game at 8 p.m. ET. Leading vote-getters LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were selected as captains for this year's event and drafted teams from the available pool of players. Team LeBron is highlighted by James, Kevin Durant and James Harden, while Team Giannis is headlined by its captain, Stephen Curry and red-hot Paul George. With a significant 81-57 edge in NBA All-Star appearances and a 7-2 advantage in NBA All-Star MVP awards, Team LeBron is a 6-point favorite with the total at 310.5 in the latest 2019 NBA All-Star Game odds. However, before you make your Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis predicti...
Fashion photos from NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte – ESPN

Fashion photos from NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte – ESPN

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. Players, celebrities and fans show off their finest threads for Charlotte's All-Star Weekend. Photography by Gerry Melendez 02/17/19 Preston and Phillip Graham, 9, the Buzz City Twins, show off their light-up gear as they visit the NBA All-Star at Epicentre fan fest in downtown Charlotte. Rap star Fat Joe, left, is surprised by celebrity chef Guy Fieri during the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Bojangles' Coliseum. There was an array of vibrant colors on display at the Rising Stars Game at the Spectrum Center. Latin artist Bad Bunny wears pink bunny headgear for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Bojangles' Coliseum. Jordans were everywhere to be seen during All-Star Saturday Night at the Spectrum Center. Former NBA referee Monty McCu...
NBA dunk contest winner, rookie Hamidou Diallo, leaps over Shaq – Mashable

NBA dunk contest winner, rookie Hamidou Diallo, leaps over Shaq – Mashable

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. Hamidou Diallo of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks the ball over Shaquille O'Neal at the 2019 NBA Dunk Contest.Image: Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency/Getty Image By Mark Kaufman2019-02-17 17:51:35 UTC To the awe even the NBA's elite All-Stars, guard Hamidou Diallo leaped over 7-foot-1-inch Shaquille O'Neal to win the 2019 dunk contest.  For emphasis, the Oklahoma City Thunder rookie then hung from the rim by his elbow joint before revealing a Superman shirt hidden beneath his jersey. Shaq, who once dominated the NBA will his 7'1", 325-pound frame, had his head slightly bowed, but Diallo still made his point and cleared the Hall of Famer's head with some room to spare. Highlights from the 2019 dunking event can be viewed below, though Diallo's slam starts at the 1:35 mark. [em...
Paul Daley protests loss to Michael Page, accuses Bellator of ‘protecting their investment’ – MMAjunkie

Paul Daley protests loss to Michael Page, accuses Bellator of ‘protecting their investment’ – MMAjunkie

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. By: Simon Samano | February 17, 2019 1:55 pm Paul Daley believes he was unfairly penalized in his loss to Michael Page and claims corruption was involved in the result of the Bellator 216 headliner. Page defeated Daley in a close fight, earning a unanimous decision from the judges. Fireworks were expected between the two British strikers, whose hatred for each other has become apparent in a feud that’s simmered for two years. But, surprisingly, it never quite reached a boiling point Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Instead, Daley came out poised, relying on his wrestling to employ a takedown-heavy attack. As far as Daley is concerned, he won the fight three rounds to two. In an <a href=" I’m disapp...