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Anthony Davis finally takes control of situation, but it remains murky as ever – Yahoo Sports

Anthony Davis finally takes control of situation, but it remains murky as ever – Yahoo Sports

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. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Anthony Davis saga has been well-orchestrated but sloppy, keenly thought out but slightly careless, and bold, if nothing else.The storm surrounding the New Orleans Pelicans star was always missing one critical element, the one thing that would seemingly tie every loose end and end the innuendo about someone pulling his strings from the back room.His voice.It would’ve been understandable, if not likely, to see Davis take the easy way out Saturday morning and avoid the media surge he knew was waiting for him.His recent shoulder injury would’ve provided enough cover for the NBA to allow him to avoid his media obligations, seeing as how All-Star Weekend could have devolved into a drawn-out storyline, obscuring the actual on-court entertainment.But he...
2019 NBA All-Star Game odds, picks, predictions for Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis – CBS Sports

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

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. The 2019 NBA All-Star Game takes place on Sunday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte at 8 p.m. ET. It will shut down another exciting NBA All-Star Weekend with 26 of the game's biggest superstars. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were the captains this season and they drafted their rosters for Team LeBron and Team Giannis after the NBA All-Stars were selected. Kevin Durant was Team LeBron's first pick, while his teammate Stephen Curry was Team Giannis' first selection. Team LeBron is the 6-point favorite with the total set at 310.5 in the latest 2019 NBA All-Star Game odds. However, before you make your own Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis predictions, be sure to check out the 2019 NBA All-Star Game picks from s...
NBA All-Star Saturday night 2019: 5 winners and 4 losers from a night of underdogs – SB Nation

NBA All-Star Saturday night 2019: 5 winners and 4 losers from a night of underdogs – SB Nation

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. Joe Harris and Hamidou Diallo stole the show at the 2019 NBA All-Star Saturday. The Nets’ bearded normie shot the absolute lights out in the 3-point contest to beat Steph Curry, Dirk Nowitzki, Devin Booker and so many other better-known shooting talents to prove he deserved his spot in the competition. Diallo then threw down on of the best-ever dunks, launching himself over Shaquille O’Neal and latching his arm through the rim. This was a much improved All-Star Saturday night over a number of lackluster others. It wasn’t the Zach LaVine-Aaron Gordon showdown, but the night had its highs and lows. Let’s review Saturday’s biggest winners and losers. 1. Hamidou Diallo Diallo might’ve been the least known of a group of unknown dunkers and came out lo...
2019 Genesis Open leaderboard: Live coverage, golf scores, Tiger Woods score, Sunday highlights – CBSSports.com

2019 Genesis Open leaderboard: Live coverage, golf scores, Tiger Woods score, Sunday highlights – CBSSports.com

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. Will the 2019 Genesis Open wrap up on Sunday? That's one question on everyone's mind as we enter what should be the final day of action at Riviera Country Club. The other, of course, is whether Justin Thomas will hang on to win the whole thing or be overtaken by one of the other big names in the mix on the solid leaderboard.With much of the third round and the entire fourth round still left to be played, the Genesis Open is up for grabs on Sunday. Thomas sits in front at 13 under, but Adam Scott is one stroke off the lead, and Rory McIlroy's second-round 63 has him right in the hunt along with Tony Finau at 8 under. Jordan Spieth (-7) and Tiger Woods (-6) are also in the hunt with Woods starting 5 under throu...
Single-file racing raises concerns for NASCAR’s Daytona 500 – autosport.com

Single-file racing raises concerns for NASCAR’s Daytona 500 – autosport.com

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. Single-file racing in NASCAR's Daytona week so far has led to concerns about the spectacle in Sunday's Cup Series season-opening 500.Last weekend's non-championship Clash race, Thursday night's Duel qualifying races and Saturday's Xfinity Series opener were all characterised by long periods of cars running single-file and protecting the high line.The Daytona 500 is an anomaly in the revised 2019 Cup rules package - featuring horsepower reductions and aerodynamic changes to try to stabilise the cars and improve the racing - as it is the only time the restrictor plate system will be used.Retired driver Dale Earnhardt Jr, whose JR Motorsports team won the Xfinity race with Michael Annett, admitted he was perturbed."I don't know what's going on with the high line becoming just so clearly d...
Report: Harper ‘could be rounding third’ on Phillies deal – NBCSports.com

Report: Harper ‘could be rounding third’ on Phillies deal – NBCSports.com

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. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Giants are getting closer and closer to having the full squad on the field. Pablo Sandoval took batting practice with Steven Duggar and Ryder Jones. Brandon Belt played catch on a back field. Mac Williamson shagged fly balls.  Sunday is officially reporting day for position players, but nearly all of them have checked in already, well ahead of Monday’s first full squad workout.  For a couple more days, though, the focus is on pitchers and catchers, so here are some observations from Day 4 ... Something They Haven’t Seen Pat Venditte, the switch-pitcher, is as fascinating to many of the Giants as he is to fans. As he warmed up his right arm Saturday, a member of the staff walked up and asked him to explain how he became a switch-p...
Grading Diallo’s dunks and every player on All-Star Saturday Night – ESPN

Grading Diallo’s dunks and every player on All-Star Saturday Night – ESPN

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. 9:03 PM ETHamidou Diallo channeled Superman, Joe Harris upset Stephen Curry and Jayson Tatum showed off his skills with a half-court heave. We're grading every event and every player on All-Star Saturday Night.More: Saturday's best | Build your own All-Star team | Rosters and resultsDunk ContestHamidou DialloOklahoma City ThunderGuard | Grade: AResultsRound 1: 48, 50Final: 43, 45AnalysisDiallo's performance transcended the flawed format of the dunk contest to give him a deserved victory. It might have been more satisfying had the order been different. Diallo's two best dunks both came in the first round. He started off with a left-hand windmill from a lob by teammate Russell Westbrook off the corner of the backboard, scoring a 48 for the best of any player on their opening dunk.Then, a...
The Latest: Currys place family wager on 3-point competition – WLOS

The Latest: Currys place family wager on 3-point competition – WLOS

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. [unable to retrieve full-text content]The Latest: Currys place family wager on 3-point competition  WLOSSteph Curry will likely make Seth pay up on 3-point contest bet | NBA All-Star 2019  ESPNDevin Booker knocked out in NBA All-Star Three Point Contest  Arizona SportsJoe Harris stuns Steph Curry in 3-point contest | NBA All-Star 2019  ESPNTatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday  SF GateView full coverage on Google News . Source link
Bellator 215 ends early after Sergei Kharitonov takes kick to groin – Yahoo Sports

Bellator 215 ends early after Sergei Kharitonov takes kick to groin – Yahoo Sports

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. Bellator 215’s main event was cut short after a low blow. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)MoreThe main event at Bellator 215 ended as quickly as it began after an incredibly painful-looking low blow.Heavyweights Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov faced off in a highly anticipated matchup, but the bout was ruled a no-contest when Mitrione accidentally kicked Kharitonov below the belt after 15 seconds.After a second passed for the pain to register, Kharitonov fell to the floor and could not get back up in the five-minute recovery period. The 38-year-old Russian fighter had to be taken out on a stretcher.[embedded content]According to Bellator officials, Kharitonov was transported to a local Connecticut hospital, and an update on his health is expected on Saturday.“It looked like he ...
How to watch the NBA Dunk Contest, 3-Point Shootout, Skills Challenge – CBS News

How to watch the NBA Dunk Contest, 3-Point Shootout, Skills Challenge – CBS News

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. It's NBA All-Star Weekend and the league's biggest stars are in Charlotte, North Carolina. The most exciting competitions kick off tonight: the Skills Competition, 3-Point Shootout and Dunk Contest. The night begins with the NBA Skills Challenge at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. The contest will be followed by the 3-Point Shootout then the main event: the Dunk Contest. The high-flying Dennis Smith Jr., who is returning for this year's contest, is the favorite to win it all. 🌪️ Dennis Smith Jr. goes through the legs and changes hands for the first 5⃣0⃣ of the evening!#VerizonDunk pic.twitter.com/DAJOx3ohL9— 2019 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 18, 2018 Watch NBA Skills Challenge, 3-Point Shootout, Dunk ContestDate: Saturday, February 16Time: 8 p.m. ET (S...