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John Legend at Sundance: “We need to humanize the young people”

“Even when they make mistakes,” he says of the new film, ‘Monster,’ “they’re worthy of our grace.”<p>January 20, 2018<p>6:35 PM<b>PARK CITY, UTAH —</b> At a …

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Scouting Report | Wolves vs. Raptors

<b>Saturday, Target Center</b><b><br>Wolves vs. Raptors, 8 p.m.</b><b><br>Fox Sports North Plus, 830 WCCO</b><p><b>Why you should attend:</b><p>These are two of the top six teams in all the …

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<b>NBA POWER RANKINGS</b><p><b>1. Golden State Warriors</b>• The juggernaut continues as they sweep four road games in a row before Saturday night at Houston.<p><b>2.</b> …

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Boston Celtics Bug Continues to go Around

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 4: Karl-Anthony Towns<p>The Boston Celtics bug could keep them shorthanded against the Magic on Sunday<p>The Boston Celtics have been …

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Josh Jackson has strong game - and lucky bucket - in Suns' win over Nuggets

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>WATCH THE LATEST SUNS AND NBA VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTS Suns coach Jay Triano on win over Nuggets | 1:11<p>Triano: "I thought our …

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Karl-Anthony Towns was exposed in the pick-and-roll

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 18: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball defended by Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves …

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Raptors [31-13] at T’Wolves [29-18]: Preview & 3 keys to victory

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 8: Andrew Wiggins<p>The Raptors haven’t been scoring much lately, but have gutted out tough wins anyway. Can they do it again …

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Time to change the narrative on Timberwolves’ Wiggins and Towns

We’ve all heard the narrative about Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins: they’re “terrible defenders”. But I’m here to tell you that it’s time to …

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Game Preview: Raptors at Timberwolves

Toronto Raptors (31-13) @ Minnesota Timberwolves (29-18)<p><b>When:</b> Saturday, January 20th, 9 P.M. ET<p><b>Where:</b> Target Center<p><b>Broadcast info:</b> TSN1/4,</b> …

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Gameday: Raptors @ Timberwolves, Jan. 20 - Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog

Share Email<p>Most of the focus around the Toronto Raptors this season has been on the offensive end of the floor. They are once again a top-tier …

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What will the Timberwolves need to add via the draft?

Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Stephen Pellegrino/NBAE via Getty Images)<p>It’s still a long way off, but with what is looking to be a successful season …

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NBA All-Star Game 2018: Least-Deserving Starters, Top Snubs After Lineups Reveal

The first pieces of the NBA All-Star Game puzzle came together on Thursday, as 10 starters were selected for the event on February 18 at Staples Center.<p>The reserves for the contest will be announced on Tuesday next week.<p>On January 25, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State …

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15 underrated NBA players having tremendous seasons

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports<p>The NBA is a league of stars. Most of those who garner the attention have a brand behind them. They’re larger than the …

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Brothers behind H.S. sports venture win LeBron James’ backing

When Brandon and Bradley Deyo, 26-year-old twins, dropped out of the University of Maryland to pursue their nascent sports streaming venture, their mother was not pleased.<p>She's much happier now that LeBron James is one of several high-profile names to have invested in her sons' company, Mars Reel, …

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Who Will Be an All-Star First for Lakers, Lonzo Ball or Kyle Kuzma?

LOS ANGELES — On Thursday, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers rookies were not voted in as All-Star starters. That makes sense, as neither player has reached the heights of Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins or Anthony Davis.<p>All-star recognition is too much …

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Kevin Durant leading professional athletes into the future of brand-building

Through his media company, Thirty Five Media, Kevin Durant is on the cutting edge of building athletes into direct-to-consumer businesses that could …

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The Celtics: When tributes go wrong

There was quite a commotion in Boston during the week over, of all things, tributes. Feelings were hurt, poor planning was exposed, and two of the …

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NBA all-star votes include some ridiculous selections

A few items of varying degrees of interest to wrap up yet another hard week as time marches on, okay?<p>-<p>They kind of tweaked the selection process for …

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Joel Embiid whacks Jaylen Brown in face while celebrating basket (video)

Joel Embiid‘s antics – the Instagram victory laps, trash-talking and taunting – can rub people the wrong way.<p>With Jaylen Brown last night, …

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Should the Timberwolves try to trade for Kemba Walker?

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 5: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets shoots the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 5, 2017 at …

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Shabazz Napier scores 13 points in full line

Shabazz Napier scored 13 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Pacers on …

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Wolves Get Lesson From Rockets In How Efficiency Must Work

Not all offensive efficiencies are created equal.<p>Going into their Thursday TNT showdown with the <b>Houston Rockets</b>, the <b>Minnesota Timberwolves</b> possessed …

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Gatorade Names Three Finalists For National Volleyball Player Of The Year

The Gatorade Player of the Year program awards one national player of the year in each sport. In addition to athletic excellence, the award …

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Harden rusty in return while Rockets dominate Timberwolves

HOUSTON -- James Harden is back. His game will be soon, the Houston Rockets are quite sure.<p>Harden's return from the most significant injury of his …

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Wolves will try to avoid first three-game losing streak

The Wolves in the past week have lost to a Magic team that had won once since Dec. 6 and were beaten 116-98 Thursday by a Rockets team the Wolves …

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NBA DFS Picks and Pivots – Friday January 19

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 16: Will Barton NBA DFS<p><b>Welcome to the Friday edition of NBA DFS Picks and Pivots, a fantasy basketball column focused on helping</b> …

Heat's Bam Adebayo could end up being the steal of the 2017 NBA Draft

Although Bam Adebayo doesn’t have the upside of fellow rookies Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum or Donovan Mitchell, there’s no doubt he has a future in the …

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Jimmy Butler Will Not Play vs. Raptors After Knee Injury Diagnosed as Soreness

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced that swingman Jimmy Butler will not play against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday because of a sore right knee.<p>Butler has now cropped up on the injury report twice this season after he missed the Timberwolves' 130-107 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Oct. 24 with an …

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5 big questions for the red hot Minnesota Timberwolves

<i>We have questions about the NBA. Luckily, we also have answers. Some of them might be useful. A few might even turn out to be right. This is Five Big</i> …

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New York Knicks Midseason Awards

Maybe the 20-25 New York Knicks don't deserve midseason awards. They blew a 19-point lead Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans, and they lost by just six Wednesday but only after letting a depleted Memphis Grizzlies roster open an 18-point lead.<p>Perhaps participation certificates, scrawled on the …

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