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Author: 0 John Amaechi excited for clash between Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics

Boston took the lead for the first time on a dunk by Daniel Theis that made it 69-68 with 6 minutes left in the third. Another factor in the 76ers' improvement has been the play of Ben Simmons . Embiid was 4 of 16 from the floor when the teams met in October and shot 35.3 percent this time , but 10 rebounds and five assists meant he finished with a double-double.

Sports Kevin Love throws long-distance outlet pass to LeBron James for layup
Author: 0 Kevin Love throws long-distance outlet pass to LeBron James for layup

Cameroon's Joel Embiid added 16 points and Aussie Ben Simmons chipped in 15 for Philadelphia and for a time it looked as if the eighth regular-season National Basketball Association game to be played in London could see the 76ers on the right side of the kind of blowout that fans there saw a year ago, when the Denver Nuggets trounced the Indiana Pacers 140-112.

Sports Messi stars as Barca thrash Celta to reach Copa del Rey Q/finals
Author: 0 Messi stars as Barca thrash Celta to reach Copa del Rey Q/finals

For Celta, keep an eye on their No.10 Iago Aspas . It was the first time Alba, who has assisted seven of Messi's strikes this season, has been involved in three goals in a Barcelona game. Valverde said: "We are going to wait, people appreciate him a lot for the time he has been here". Is the Celta vs Barcelona game available online? This is turning out to be one of the most successful seasons in recent years for Barcelona , although the Catalans obviously need to continue ...

Sports Steelers' Bell: I'll consider retirement before playing on franchise tag again
Author: 0 Steelers' Bell: I'll consider retirement before playing on franchise tag again

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Bell would make 120 percent of that amount (roughly $14.5 million) if he gets tagged a second consecutive season. "They tag me again, it will be me [saying], 'OK, do I want to play on the tag or do I not want to play on the tag?' That's what it comes down to". That's particularly true for a player like Bell who has averaged over 300 touches per year during his first five seasons in the league.

Sports NBC expects ad sales record with Super Bowl, Olympics
Author: 0 NBC expects ad sales record with Super Bowl, Olympics

After all, it would be silly for the team playing in a Super Bowl in their home stadium to be kicked out of their own room and practice facility. Comcast Corp.'s entertainment division is charging more than $5 million for a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl , in line with the past couple of years.

Sports Here are 5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Jaguars
Author: 0 Here are 5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Jaguars

Steelers are 8-4 in playoff games at Heinz Field, winning five of last six. The Steelers lost in Week 5 to the Jaguars 30-9. We should be anticipating his finest hour. A lot has gone by from then. That's one reason why the team spent last week - the bye week they earned during the opening weekend of National Football League playoffs - going over some of the issues they've had on defense.

Sports Jon Gruden already placing more onus on Derek Carr
Author: 0 Jon Gruden already placing more onus on Derek Carr

Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001 before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and capturing Super Bowl XXXVII. "The system that we're going to put in place is going to demand a lot from him", Gruden said of Carr, "and I think that's what's going to unlock the greatness in him." Gruden did note that he has to finish hiring a coaching staff before a plan can be fully implemented.

Sports UCF fans erect blllboard in Alabama suggesting home-and-home series
Author: 0 UCF fans erect blllboard in Alabama suggesting home-and-home series

Florida's governor followed suit with his own proclamation, saying UCF deserved it by winning every game and by beating Auburn - the only team that defeated both Alabama and Georgia this season. "We felt like this year's team could run with anyone in the country, and the Peach Bowl win [over Auburn] proved that", said Sean Barakett, who says he contributed $100, told the network.

Sports Some Saskatchewan flavour on Olympic men's hockey team
Author: 0 Some Saskatchewan flavour on Olympic men's hockey team

Oakbank's Quinton Howden and Morden's Chay Genoway will be playing for the team in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month. The 25-year-old forward has 173 points (85G-88A) in 307 career AHL games. "We've seen all our players", said Burke. With no pros from North America, the Olympic squads will now mostly be drawn from the European and Russian professional hockey leagues.

Sports Spluttering Real Madrid 'did what they had to do' vs. Numancia - Zidane
Author: 0 Spluttering Real Madrid 'did what they had to do' vs. Numancia - Zidane

There was a style of play which was really pleasing to the eye, and I thought that was the next development of Real Madrid as a team. We faced opponents who run until the end and if you physically drop a bit that can happen. We will see what happens at the end of the season. "That's when things are analysed, and if you should make changes, you make changes". Real stays fourth in the standings on 32 points while Barca has 48 although it has played one game more.

Sports Bears hire former OR coach Mark Helfrich to run offense
Author: 0 Bears hire former OR coach Mark Helfrich to run offense

The are busy filling out head coach 's staff, and the team made several hires on Wednesday. Helfrich chose the Chicago job despite reported interest from the University of Arizona to be their head coach, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . But the offense was still formidable, resulting in quarterback Marcus Mariota winning the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Helfrich was instrumental in developing current Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota into a Heisman Trophy victor during his time in ...

Sports Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor Exchange 'Shots' Over Alleged 'Cartel' Issues
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor Exchange 'Shots' Over Alleged 'Cartel' Issues

He cited a story from the International Business Times that referenced the bounty money Mayweather included in his Instagram post, although McGregor's father also said there wasn't anything to worry about. With the image of the headline, Mayweather tweeted : "I already fucked you up in 2017 now they about to fuck you up in 2018. You're about to start your new year off with a bang", Mayweather tweeted .

Sports Eagles to play Jaguars in London in 2018 regular season
Author: 0 Eagles to play Jaguars in London in 2018 regular season

The official announcement from the National Football League is expected later Thursday morning. NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood told ESPN in October : "We have a desire to get the other six teams that haven't been over". Jacksonville return to Wembley for what should be a humdinger against the Philadelphia Eagles. The game is one of three in the NFL's International Series of games that will be played in London in 2018.

Sports Lamborghini Urus India Launch: Official Release, Features, Price and Image Gallery
Author: 0 Lamborghini Urus India Launch: Official Release, Features, Price and Image Gallery

The forthcoming SUV will be an essential player for the auto maker as far as the global sales are concerned. The SUV which the carmaker calls world's first Super Sports Utility Vehicle (SSUV) comes with mind-bending specifications. At a curb weight of less than 2,200 kg, Lamborghini's team of designers and R&D engineers focused on weight reduction throughout the car's chassis, with an intelligent materials mix to ensure maximum stiffness for the best possible comfort and handling as well as ...

Sports Jay Bruce returning to New York Mets
Author: 0 Jay Bruce returning to New York Mets

He was acquired from Cincinnati in 2016 and played 50 games for NY that season, followed by 103 games in 2017 before coming to the Tribe. Bruce, 30, played in 146 games last season with the New York Mets and the Cleveland Indians . But the money and the length of the contract he wanted were an issue for the Mets, who have said they will be under the $154 million payroll they began 2017 with.

Sports Eric Staal will represent Wild at NHL All-Star Game
Author: 0 Eric Staal will represent Wild at NHL All-Star Game

Among NHL defensemen, he is tied for eighth in goals and 11 in points. Staal, who is in his 15th NHL season, will represent the Minnesota Wild at the NHL All-Star game in Tampa Bay. Vladimir Tarasenko's three-year streak of consecutive All-Star bids appears to have come to an end, as the Blues dynamic goal scorer was not selected for the game this time around.

Sports Inter mull move for Liverpool striker
Author: 0 Inter mull move for Liverpool striker

DANIEL STURRIDGE has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool , but where could he go? At Liverpool, he can not be guaranteed first team football this season, and is looking to leave in January in order to help his World Cup cause.

Sports Taylor & Bills fall short to Jaguars
Author: 0 Taylor & Bills fall short to Jaguars

Buffalo - who suffered the longest barren spell without post-season action across all four major sports in the U.S. before this season - had not featured in the play-offs since losing 22-16 at this stage in 1999, and had not reached the Divisional Round since 1995.

Sports Calvin Ridley Declares For 2018 NFL Draft
Author: 0 Calvin Ridley Declares For 2018 NFL Draft

The development comes two days after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. "Having been thoroughly prepared for that next step", he wrote, "I am truly ready". That, once again, is second all-time for Alabama behind Cooper, who had 31. Payne had an interception against Clemson and registered six tackles in the come-from-behind win over Georgia that secured the school's fifth national title in nine seasons.