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Spurs ride strong second quarter to victory over lowly Pelicans

Spurs ride strong second quarter to victory over lowly Pelicans

Five points from Ginobili and a 3-pointer from Patty Mills in a 90-second span of the first quarter allowed the Spurs to turn a 19-18 deficit into a 26-19 lead at the 2:58 mark. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,074) and Robert Parish (1,014) were the others. Even the lead up to the game was 100 percent dedicated to Duncan. That image of Duncan can sometimes feel reductive or parodic, but last night it was just nice to see it burnished by a whole a slew of anecdotes from coaches and teammates past.



Family to stay silent on Schumacher health

German police are investigating after media organisations were reportedly offered a photo of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher at his home in Switzerland. This is also because we have to protect his intimate sphere. No images of the seven-time world champion have been seen since he suffered a brain injury after hitting a rock while skiing in late 2013.



Jaguars name Doug Marrone interim coach for final 2 games

As for Bortles, he's regressed in just about every way imaginable. That was his second game in three weeks with a rating below 40. Players have consistently stood up for Bradley, praising him as a coach, a man and a friend. Is it time for him to follow in his father's footsteps? A key to Jacksonville's future is developing Blake Bortles . This season was suppose to be the year that Gus Bradley and the Jaguars finally took the step towards becoming a true AFC contender.


Shafiq leads Pakistan resistance against frustrated Aussies

Shafiq leads Pakistan resistance against frustrated Aussies

With the man who had steered the remarkable chase gone, Australia was back in the contest and the end came when Steve Smith, the captain, ran out Yasir Shah for 33 to end Pakistan's courageous attempt. The Pakistani did oblige twice, edging on 58 and 72, with Usman Khawaja putting down an extremely hard chance and then Steve Smith spilling a much simpler offering.


Raiders clinch a playoff berth after beating the Chargers in Week 15

Raiders clinch a playoff berth after beating the Chargers in Week 15

Unlike last week in KC, this time the Raiders did enough to win. The Chargers 2016 season is over. Among the reasons for another stinker of a season is the team's fourth-quarter meltdowns. Rumors around the National Football League indicate that the San Diego Chargers will adopt a new name and an entirely fresh start, leaving the almost 50 years of franchise history behind.


Will the hope kill us again in the 227th Merseyside derby?

Will the hope kill us again in the 227th Merseyside derby?

Origi was injured for a month with ankle ligament damage last April after a tackle from Ramiro Funes Mori in the last derby. That unlikely win will have been warmly welcomed by manager Ronald Koeman who had been beginning to feel the pressure with his team mired in a run of just one win in nine having begun the campaign with 13 points from the first five matches.