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Why Kristaps Porzingis soars in #NBArank

Kristaps Porzingis and LeBron James are in an elite club. They’re the only players in NBA history to amass 1,000 rebounds, 150 made 3s and 100 blocks in their first two seasons. The list of players who’ve compiled 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 250 blocks and 100 made 3-pointers in their first two seasons is even smaller. Who are the best ballers in the NBA? We’re counting down the top 100 for 2017-18. #NBArank: 11-30 | 31-50 | 51-75 | 76-100Lowe: Cavs need Kevin Love more than everFallen stars: Dirk, Dwight,…

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Road World Championships: GB’s Steve Cummings pulls out of time trial

Steve Cummings rode the Grands Prix de Quebec and Montreal over the weekend on his return from a back injury UCI Road World Championships 2017 Host: Bergen, Norway Dates: 17-24 September Coverage: Live coverage of the elite men’s and women’s time trials and road races on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, BBC Sport website & app – full broadcast schedule here Great Britain’s Steve Cummings has withdrawn from the individual time trial at the Road World Championships in Norway this week. The national time trial and road race…

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Indians’ dominance rewrites story of 2017 season

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians‘ win streak is amazing: 21 games and counting. But it means nothing. It’s championship or bust for these Indians. Division titles are great — Cleveland is on the verge of clinching its second straight AL Central crown and ninth of the wild-card era — but another one means nothing. Pennants are great, too. After all, Cleveland won one last year, and that was only its fourth since the franchise’s last World Series crown in 1948. You know what another one this year would mean? Nothing….

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Premiership: Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs

England and Lions centre Ben Te’o was one of Worcester Warriors’ star performers in last weekend’s home defeat by Wasps Aviva Premiership Venue: Sixways Date: Friday, 15 September Kick-off: 19:45 BST Coverage: Live score updates on BBC local radio and on the BBC Sport website Injury-hit Worcester Warriors have been given a boost ahead of Friday’s meeting with Premiership champions Exeter. Tom Heathcote (concussion), centre Jackson Willison (rib) and Lions back Ben Te’o (arm) are all fit to start. Exeter make just one change to the team that beat London…

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Northampton Town loan: Arrests in ‘missing millions’ probe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Northampton Town Football Club was loaned £10.25m for a stand redevelopment Seven people have been arrested in connection with a missing £10.25m loan to Northampton Town Football Club. A statement from Northamptonshire Police said it was investigating “allegations of theft and fraud, bribery, misconduct in public office and electoral offences”. The Northampton Borough Council loan was made in 2013 to redevelop the Sixfields stadium. Nine other people have also been interviewed under caution, police said. Detectives would not be drawn on the “nature of…

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Brendan Taylor: Nottinghamshire batsman returning to Zimbabwe for ‘family reasons’

Brendan Taylor played 23 Tests, 167 one-day internationals and 26 T20 internationals for Zimbabwe, scoring more than 7,000 runs across all formats Former Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has been released from his contract with Nottinghamshire with immediate effect. The 31-year-old has been allowed to leave Trent Bridge to return home to Zimbabwe “for family reasons”. Taylor played a key part in Notts’ T20 Blast and One-Day Cup trophy wins this season. “Winning two trophies, including one at Lord’s, has been a real highlight in my career,” Taylor said. Taylor, who…

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Red Bull to split with Renault at end of 2018 season

Red Bull and Renault won four consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ titles between 2010-13 Red Bull are set to split with engine partner Renault at the end of the 2018 Formula 1 season, multiple sources have told BBC Sport. Renault have told Red Bull they no longer want to supply them after next season and while the move has not been officially confirmed, insiders say the divorce is almost certain. Red Bull will be forced to use Honda engines with both its teams in 2019. Junior team Toro Rosso’s switch to…

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Giro d’Italia: Welsh Government in talks host stage of Grand Tour cycling race

Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin of the Sunweb Team won the 2017 Giro d’Italia Wales could host a Giro d’Italia stage after “positive discussions” between the Welsh Government and owners RCS. Representatives from RCS attended the Tour of Britain finale in Cardiff last weekend, as part of early negotiations. A Welsh Government spokesperson told BBC Sport Wales: “We are continuing the very positive discussions with RCS about hosting the Giro d’Italia. “This visit was an excellent opportunity to showcase Wales, to start building relationships.” The Welsh Government has long been keen…

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Phillies rookie Rhys Hoskins fastest ever to 17 career homers

PHILADELPHIA — Giancarlo Stanton might be chasing the home run title, but Philadelphia’s Rhys Hoskins is the one rewriting history on a nightly basis. Hoskins continued his record home run pace, connecting on his 17th homer in just his 33rd major league game during the Phillies’ 8-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Hoskins, who was called up to the Phillies on Aug. 10, is the fastest player in major league history to get to 17 career homers. The record was 42 games by Wally Berger, an outfielder…

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