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Isaiah Thomas’ debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers will not happen before Christmas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A source close to Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas told ESPN that his camp has ruled out a return before Christmas, taking Tuesday’s road game against the Milwaukee Bucks and Thursday’s home game against the Chicago Bulls off the table for his Cavs debut. Thomas has been recovering from a hip injury suffered in last season’s playoffs since he was dealt to Cleveland in the offseason trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. But Thomas has yet to practice with the Cavs in a…

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San Diego Padres sign RHP Jordan Lyles to 1-year contract

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres have signed right-hander Jordan Lyles to a one-year contract with a club option for 2019. The Padres announced the move Sunday. Left-hander Travis Wood was designated for assignment. The 27-year-old Lyles joined San Diego in early August, soon after being released by Colorado. He was a combined 1-5 with a 7.75 ERA in 38 games, including five starts. Lyles is 28-48 with a 5.43 ERA in seven seasons with Houston, the Rockies and the Padres. Wood was 4-7 with a 6.80 ERA in…

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Angel Cabrera and son win Father-Son Challenge

ORLANDO, Fla. — Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. closed with a 12-under 60 for a three-shot victory in their debut at the PNC Father-Son Challenge. The Cabreras opened with a 59 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and were challenged briefly by the defending champions, David Duval and Nick Karavites, in the scramble format Sunday. The Argentines went out in 30, and they had a two-shot lead with Cabrera’s son came within an inch of chipping in for eagle on the final hole. They finished at 25-under 199 for a…

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Eagles escape a trap, with eyes on home-field advantage — and more – NFL Nation

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The story all week around the Philadelphia Eagles was quarterback. Would Nick Foles be OK replacing injured starter Carson Wentz for the rest of the season and the playoffs? Would the offense continue to run the way it had run with Wentz? He was, and it did. What the Eagles didn’t see coming was this rough day for their defense. A New York Giants team that entered the game ranked 29th in the NFL in total offense at 296.2 yards per game beat that number in…

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LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers dons black and white ‘Equality’ sneakers in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON — The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers played at Capital One Arena, LeBron James left a lasting impression by scoring 57 points against the Washington Wizards. On Sunday, James made an impression as soon as he stepped on the floor. James wore one black sneaker and one white sneaker, with both featuring the word “EQUALITY” stitched in gold across the back of the shoe, in an apparent ode to racial harmony. The look was hard to miss, with James and the Cavs wearing all-white uniforms that contrasted with the…

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BBC Sports Personality 2017: England women cricketers win team award

Sports Personality of the Year 2017: England Women’s Cricket Team England women’s cricketers won the Team of the Year award at the BBC Sports Personality show after their 2017 World Cup triumph. They beat India by nine runs after a stunning fightback in the final at Lord’s in July. Anya Shrubsole, named player of the match after taking five wickets in 19 balls, was one of 12 nominees for the main Sports Personality award. England also drew the multi-format Women’s Ashes series in Australia. In the World Cup final, India…

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Pep Guardiola: Man City to hold contract talks with manager in summer

Man City ‘one of the best teams ever’ Manchester City will hold contract talks with manager Pep Guardiola in the summer as they aim to build a dynasty to rival that of Manchester United. United won eight of the first 11 Premier Leagues titles under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and City would like to replicate that dominance. They beat Tottenham 4-1 on Saturday to extend their record winning run in the Premier League to 16 games and are xx points clear of United at the top. Guardiola’s contract expires…

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Chris Froome in ‘horrible situation’ after adverse drugs test

Chris Froome was talking on Sports Personality of the Year via a video link from Majorca Britain’s four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome said he was in “a horrible situation” as he again denied wrongdoing over his adverse drugs test. Froome, 32, was found to have double the allowed level of legal asthma drug salbutamol in his urine after a test at the Vuelta a Espana in September. Speaking on the Sports Personality of the Year programme on BBC One, he said he “understood people’s concerns”. But he insisted…

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European Champions Cup: Leicester 16-25 Munster

Manu Tuilagi (centre) returned for Leicester for the first time since the opening weekend of the season European Rugby Champions Cup Leicester (10) 16 Tries: Tait Cons: Ford Pens: Ford 3 Munster (12) 25 Tries: Stander Cons: Keatley Pens: Keatley 6 Munster maintained their unbeaten Champions Cup run and dealt Leicester’s qualifying hopes a huge blow by beating them for the second time in nine days. The Tigers, beaten 33-10 at Thomond Park last weekend, made a good start at Welford Road with Matthew Tait’s try. But Ian Keatley capitalised…

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