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Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says he got racist voicemails after LeBron’s Trump tweet

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says LeBron James‘ tweet that called President Donald Trump a “bum” prompted his phone to be flooded with messages that served as an eye-opener for Gilbert as to the state the country is in. “I received voicemails after LeBron tweeted that were some of the most vile, disgusting, racist [messages],” Gilbert said Friday as a guest on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “There’s an element of racism that I didn’t even realize existed in this country this much.” James criticized Trump last weekend after the president rescinded…

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Week 4 NFL predictions: Scores for every game – NFL Nation

NFL Nation reporters predict the outcomes and scores for Sunday’s and Monday’s Week 4 games. PickCenter We still don’t know for sure how much to trust the Saints’ defense, since that unit’s big turnaround in Week 3 came against struggling quarterback Cam Newton. But New Orleans should get top cornerback Marshon Lattimore back from a concussion. And Miami’s offense also has been off to a slow start this year, with just six points in a loss to the Jets last week. Also, the Dolphins’ pass defense has actually allowed a…

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Presidents Cup — ICYMI — International stars struggling at Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Arguably the best International team had a 2-up lead with eight holes to play. Jason Day and Marc Leishman had not lost a hole through 10 holes and seemed to be in command of their match against Phil Mickelson and Kevin Kisner. Given the plight of their team, it was crucial that Day and Leishman prevailed. Instead, they lost. Neither was able to make a birdie in the better-ball format the rest of the round when just one might have done the job. Jason Day, who…

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Conor McGregor has a long list of his next potential opponent

Fresh off one of the richest events in combat sports history, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is the No. 1 target of virtually every boxer and mixed martial artist in the world. And he certainly knows it. During a public appearance Friday in Glasgow, Scotland — McGregor’s first since last month’s lucrative boxing match against Floyd Mayweather — the Irish star laid out a long range of options for his next opponent, including the winner of next week’s interim title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee. “There’s an interim…

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Craig Anderson, goaltender for Ottawa Senators, signs to 2-year extension

OTTAWA, Ontario — Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson agreed to a two-year, $9.5 million contract extension Friday that will pay him $5.5 million in 2018-19 and $4 million in 2019-20. The 36-year-old American was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. “It’s been a great home for me in Ottawa and I’m really looking forward to playing (the contract out),” Anderson said. “I want to continue to contribute to the team and the organization. I’m just really ecstatic to be able to be a…

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Peter Lorimer: Leeds United to buy memorabilia of club legend

Peter Lorimer has served as a fans’ representative on the Leeds board of directors Leeds have announced their intention to buy memorabilia of club legend Peter Lorimer which were put up for auction. The club discovered “treasured possessions” including medals and Scotland caps of the former midfielder were going up for sale. Leeds plan to purchase the items, valued at around £24,000, and display them at Elland Road as part of their centenary celebrations next year. Lorimer is Leeds’ all-time top scorer, scoring 238 goals in 703 appearances. The items,…

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Dwyane Wade discusses Cleveland Cavaliers signing, reunion with LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — When LeBron James left the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade thought his days playing alongside the four-time MVP were over for good. Now that the championship teammates are reunited in Cleveland, Wade can’t help but relish the turn of events. “We’re just … it’s like peanut butter and jelly, man,” Wade said of James on Friday at his introductory news conference. “We just go together.” Wade and James were both drafted into the NBA in 2003, won an Olympic gold medal together…

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Minnesota Twins activate Miguel Sano from DL

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano is coming back just in time for the playoffs. The Twins activated their All-Star third baseman on Friday, in time for the season’s final series against Detroit. Sano has missed 38 games with a stress reaction after fouling a ball off his left shin and had been on the 10-day disabled list. Sano is hitting .267 this season with 28 home runs and 77 RBIs. Despite his absence, the Twins caught fire in August and clinched the American League’s second wild-card spot this…

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Premiership: Newcastle Falcons 29-17 London Irish

Newcastle have now won their last four Premiership matches at home in succession Aviva Premiership Newcastle (24) 29 Tries: JP Socino, Goneva 2, Welch Cons: Takulua 3 Pens: Takulua London Irish (3) 17 Tries: Gilsenan, Fowlie Cons: Bell 2 Pens: Bell Newcastle Falcons secured their fourth win in five Premiership matches to move to the top of the table. The Exiles scored an early penalty before 24 unanswered points gave the Falcons a 24-3 lead at the break. Vereniki Goneva’s brace and Juan Pablo Socino’s try were scored in a…

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Hamilton Academical 1-4 Rangers – BBC Sport

Declan John joined Rangers on loan from Cardiff in the summer Defender Declan John scored a double as Rangers came from behind to beat Hamilton Academical in the Premiership. Danny Redmond fired Accies ahead after a minute but John’s brace and Daniel Candeias’ drilled effort made it 3-1. The visitors had Ryan Jack sent off for two bookings before Graham Dorrans extended their lead with a penalty after Alex Gogic fouled Jason Holt. Accies’ Rakish Bingham then had a penalty saved by Wes Foderingham after Ross McCrorie downed Botti Biabi….

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