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Clippers topple Lakers in revamped rivalry as NBA looks past China

Clippers topple Lakers in revamped rivalry as NBA looks past China

After all the off-court drama in the NBA recently, the start of the regular season could not have arrived soon enough. Since June, the league has been in the limelight for a flurry of high-profile star-swapping — some of it criticized for penalizing small market teams — then withstood intense scrutiny for a Chinese dilemma…MORE

Concussion in football: Temporary substitutions could be on the way

Concussion in football: Temporary substitutions could be on the way

The image of Jan Vertonghen retching at the side of the pitch, barely able to keep his feet, was one that shocked viewers around the world and raised serious questions about football’s concussion protocols. In the 32nd minute of the Champions League semifinal against Ajax, Tottenham’s Belgian defender had just been involved in a sickening…MORE

Willie Brown, Hall of Famer for the Oakland Raiders, dies

Willie Brown, Hall of Famer for the Oakland Raiders, dies

Longtime Oakland Raiders defensive back and Hall of Famer Willie Brown has died at 78, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Brown played 16 seasons in the American Football League and the NFL and was enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 1984. After playing football at Grambling State University, Brown went undrafted…MORE

Washington Nationals beat heavily favored Astros in Game 1 of World Series

Washington Nationals beat heavily favored Astros in Game 1 of World Series

The Washington Nationals notched their first World Series victory in franchise history following their 5-4 win over the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Tuesday night. Juan Soto, 20, hit a solo home run in fourth inning at Minute Maid Park in Houston, becoming the second youngest player to homer in…MORE

NBA rookie Zion Williamson to miss 6 to 8 weeks with knee injury

NBA rookie Zion Williamson to miss 6 to 8 weeks with knee injury

Zion Williamson, the no. 1 pick by the New Orleans Pelicans in this year’s NBA draft, will miss the start of the season with a knee injury. The Pelicans confirmed in a statement that the 19-year-old had undergone “successful” arthroscopic surgery on a torn right lateral meniscus. It is estimated that Williamson will return in…MORE

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