• Toronto Raptors give Cavaliers a taste of their own medicine

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    It was a statement victory - 133-99 - for the Raptors and another bad loss for the Cavaliers . According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, "multiple teams have cited" Thompson as a player Cleveland is willing to move. While the Cavaliers quickly took back the lead, this certainly was a sign that the tide was turning in the game. This Raptors game - a nationally televised affair against a playoff foe from the previous two seasons - would typically be the type of game the Dr.
  • Steyn out of rest of 1st test and likely series vs

    Steyn out of rest of 1st test and likely series vs

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    The estimated recovery time for this injury is 4-6 weeks, but with Steyn now 34 years of age and having not completed three of his last five Tests, questions over his worldwide future will surely be raised once more. Steyn‚ who was playing his first test since November 2016‚ when he fractured a shoulder while bowling at the WACA‚ left the field midway through the last over before tea on the second day.
  • South Africa to bat first in second Test

    South Africa to bat first in second Test

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    There was a sense of excitement among the fans. That means, if Ajinkya Rahane is to return as the sixth batter, he is likely to do so at the cost of spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. South Africa , meanwhile, look set to once again pick a four-pronged pace attack, Chris Morris is all set to make the South African XI as the replacement for Dale Steyn .
  • Australian Open 2018: 5 first round matches to watch

    Australian Open 2018: 5 first round matches to watch

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    Despite his achievements in a long career, motivation for Nadal , who needs to reach the quarter-finals to be certain of retaining his world number one ranking, with Federer breathing down his neck, remains undiminished. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer after Federer's victory in the 2017 Australian Open men's singles final. Federer will saddle up for a 19th time in the main draw at Melbourne Park, looking to frustrate "Generation Next" once again and defend the title he won a year ago ...
  • After Wet Winter Storm, Thomas Fire Declared 100% Contained

    After Wet Winter Storm, Thomas Fire Declared 100% Contained

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    The likelihood of a debris flow is based on a peak 15-minute rainfall intensity of 24 millimeters per hour. The trucks can carry 10-20 tons of debris at a time and make as many as seven trips a day. The Thomas Fire is the largest wildfire in California's history. County-based emergency service agencies are reviewing assessment reports from the BAER and WERT teams and working on emergency preparation plans for affected communities.
  • Chidambaram slams ED for raids at son Karti's premises

    Chidambaram slams ED for raids at son Karti's premises

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    It had registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), the ED's equivalent of a police FIR, against the accused named in a CBI complaint, including Karti Chidambaram , INX Media and its directors, Peter and Indrani Mukerjea. The Airtel-Maxis case was part of the wider 2G scam that engulfed the UPA regime. It is said that the Foreign Investment Promotion Board FIPB in 2006 granted approval for the Aircel-Maxis telecom deal when Mr Chidambaram was the finance minister.
  • Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret Court Arena in Australia

    Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret Court Arena in Australia

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    Court will not attend this year's event, and has opted to go on holiday instead in her native Western Australia, where she is a pastor at the Victory Life Centre, a church with deeply conservative views on social issues. "I personally don't think she should have her name (on it) any more", King, 74, told reporters at Melbourne Park. "I'll play on whatever court I'm scheduled on", she said.
  • Australian Open 2018: Federer favourite?

    Australian Open 2018: Federer favourite?

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    The hard-server from Thornhill, Ont., is a former world No. 3 but has seen his ranking slip after an injury-plagued 2017. The recurrence of pain in his elbow at the end of last month, which forced him to pull out of the Qatar Open, was a considerable blow, and he is taking a cautious approach to his preparations.
  • Wild swings occur in numbers of California mudslide missing

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    Councilman Gregg Hart said the recent Thomas Fire and the mudslides have severely tested the community, but that knows the region is in good hands with the array of rescue workers and sophisticated mutual-aid program. With 4 to 5 inches of rain falling in a matter of hours, mud poured down hills like a river - so powerful that homes were shoved off their foundations or buried up to their rooftops.
  • Bautista Agut edges Del Potro in Auckland final

    Bautista Agut edges Del Potro in Auckland final

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    He targeted the Argentinian's backhand with confidence and when he switched to the forehand court del Potro's return placement was off in the first set. "I served really well in the second set and I tried to play aggressively with my forehand, and I think I did it". "Today the conditions were hard and he was a hard opponent, serving very well and a lefty, playing with a very flat backhand", Bautista Agut said.