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5 Takeaways From the Release of the Democratic Memo

WASHINGTON — An application to wiretap a former associate of President Trump’s campaign in fall 2016 “made only narrow use” of information provided by a former British spy who compiled a notorious dossier about Mr. Trump and Russia, according to a memo released by Democrats on the House …

Surveillance

LeBron James just created the most exclusive club in NBA history

He’s the first player to ever score 30,000 points while reaching 8,000 assists and 8,000 rebounds in his career.<p>LeBron James is a phenomenal basketball player and one of the best we’ve ever seen play the game. He might be the most versatile player in league history, and now we can officially prove …

Basketball

Dwyane Wade Talks Game-Winner vs. 76ers with Shooting Victim's Name on Shoes

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was playing for more than just another victory Tuesday when he hit the game-winning shot against the Philadelphia 76ers with 5.9 seconds remaining.<p>ESPN.com noted the veteran scored 15 of his team's final 17 points in the 102-101 win with Joaquin Oliver's name written on …

NBA

Cavs' Problems Trace Back to Whiffing on Paul George Last Offseason

CLEVELAND — LeBron James had no answers. His Cleveland Cavaliers had just given up 148 points in a regulation basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The point total tied the record for the most given up by a Cavs team in the history of the franchise, and it was the most points a …

Basketball

NFC Championship Game 2018 Final Score, Highlights from Vikings vs. Eagles

In the NFC Championship Game, we saw a side of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles last witnessed during the 2014 campaign. He picked an opportune time to show his best.<p>Despite finishing the regular season as the No. 1 seed, Philadelphia went into this contest as the underdogs in consecutive …

Football (U.S.)

Patriots End a Week of Hand-Wringing With Another A.F.C. Crown

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It wasn’t quite Curt Schilling’s bloody sock. It wasn’t Willis Reed’s gimpy leg, either. But the injured right thumb of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was all that sports fans here could talk about in the days before New England played the Jacksonville Jaguars for the A.F.C. …

NFL

Kevin Durant Explained How The Rockets’ Improvement Goes Well Beyond Adding Chris Paul

The Rockets took down the Warriors on Saturday night in a thriller in Houston that suggested the West’s No. 2 team just might be the first to really test Golden State for conference supremacy this season. Chris Paul’s signing this past offseason is the change most point to as the biggest difference …

Basketball

Patriots favored by 5-6 points over Eagles in Super Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers like the chances of Tom Brady winning a sixth Super Bowl ring, making the New England Patriots nearly a touchdown favorite to beat the Philadelphia Eagles.<p>Sports books around Las Vegas opened the Patriots around a 6-point favorite Sunday to win their second straight …

NFL

Jaguars not alone in noticing the Patriots had just one penalty in AFC championship game

The Patriots’ 24-20 win over the Jaguars in the AFC championship game produced some noteworthy numbers, including Tom Brady’s 138 passing yards, two touchdowns and 136.3 passer rating in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, some couldn’t help but notice other sets of numbers, specifically 1-10 and …

NFL

Terence Newman: It was like we had no energy

Getty Images<p>The Vikings picked a very bad night to have a very bad night.<p>After finishing the regular season as the NFL’s stingiest defense, the …

NFL

Jack Conklin tore his ACL on Saturday

Getty Images<p>The Titans lost in New England on Saturday night, but it would have been right tackle Jack Conklin‘s final game of the season even if …

Football (U.S.)

Vikings, Jags, Eagles and Pats Advance in NFL Playoffs: Pictures

New Orleans

Jaguars advance to AFC title game with 45-42 upset of Steelers

The shout-out ended in a shootout.<p>Three months after the<p>Pittsburgh Steelerscrowed about how they were dying to see Jacksonville again, embarrassed by a lopsided home loss to theJaguars, they got their wish. And the results were painfully familiar.<p>Jacksonville stormed into Heinz Field again, built a …

Showdowns set: Jags-Patriots in AFC, Vikings-Eagles in NFC

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out, New England. Here comes Sacksonville.<p>Get ready, Philly. The Vikings are sailing into town.<p>Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots (14-3) square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars (12-6) next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts …

NFL

Fearless in Love

• <b>Author:</b> Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully<p><b>"Seriously, don't hesitate. Go buy Fearless In Love. And if you haven't read the others in the series, trust me, they are as good as this one!"</b> Christy, 5 star Review <b><br>"The Mavericks are quickly becoming one of my favorites series! Fearless in Love might be my</b> …

The Guardian

• <b>Author:</b> Nicholas Sparks<p><b>The riveting New York Times bestselling tale of romance and suspense with an "edge-of-your-seat conclusion" (Booklist)</b><br>Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching …

SpaceShipTwo Pilot's Free Fall From 50,000 Feet May Have Saved His Life

The crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket during a test flight last year has been determined to be caused by human error, and a free fall …

Puerto Rico's other crisis: It's running out of water

Puerto Rico doesn't have enough money to pay its bills. It went into default for the first time in its history on Monday. Now it's running out of water too. Literally.<p>A drought has forced the island's government to ration water. It's become so bad that the government is actually turning off tap …

Caribbean

Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia: What We Learned from UFC 190 Title Fight

Champions rarely escape the limits of the sport they dominate.<p>In mixed martial arts, a growing international entity, it is even harder.<p>But through sheer natural skill, mental fortitude and an unbelievable knack for finishing fights in dramatic fashion, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey …

Martial Arts

Iniesta: Playing with Messi a privilege

The World Cup winner is considered one of the finest midfielders of all-time but he says he is in awe of his "unique" Barcelona teammate<p>Barcelona ace Andres Iniesta says he feels privileged to have played alongside Lionel Messi for such a long time and hopes he continues doing so for years to …

Ronda Rousey dedicates fight at UFC 190 to her namesake 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

Ronda Rousey was already fighting Bethe Correia at UFC 190 with a purpose, but now she's dedicating her performance to the man who inspired her nickname.<p>Professional wrestling icon "Rowdy" Roddy Piper died at the age of 61 on Thursday night, and it was his name that was eventually bestowed upon …

Roddy Piper

NFL's Deflategate a complication for Las Vegas oddsmakers

Usually, it's a matter such as a groin pull, weather or a positive drug test that causes Las Vegas bookmakers' heads to spin.<p>Now, it's the implications of "Deflategate."<p>By upholding<p>New England PatriotsquarterbackTom Brady's four-game suspension to open the regular season,NFLCommissionerRoger …

Claudia Gadelha wins unanimous decision, wants Joanna Jedrzejczyk next

Fighting at home with a title shot likely on the line, Claudia Gadelha bloodied Octagon newcomer Jessica Aguilar to earn a unanimous decision victory to kick off the UFC 190 main card on Saturday night.<p>Gadelha knew going into the night that with a win she would likely earn her first shot at a UFC …

New Jersey

Sweden's Sarah Sjoestrom sets world mark in 100 butterfly

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Sarah Sjoestrom of Sweden has set a world record in the semifinals of the 100-butterfly at the world swimming championships.<p>Competing in the second semi on Sunday night, Sjoestrom won in 55.74 seconds. She broke the mark of 55.98 set by American Dana Vollmer at the 2012 London …

Swimming

Titans coaches impressed as Marcus Mariota took feedback to heart

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- During summer work, Titans coaches pointed out a glitch in Marcus Mariota's dropbacks to handoffs.<p>It's something they discussed …

NFL