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Okafor has only appeared in one game this season, in which he played 22 minutes and finished with 10 points and 9 rebounds against the Toronto Raptors . Anthony Bennett, who was selected first overall in 2013 and Hasheem Thabeet, selected second overall in 2009, are the other first-round picks inside the top three that did not have their fourth-year options exercised.
  • Texans take knee to protest owner's controversial comment

    Texans take knee to protest owner's controversial comment

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    After being compared to "inmates running the prison" by team owner Bob McNair , a majority of the Houston Texans responded by taking a knee during the national anthem before their game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. "We put our bodies and minds on the line every time we step onto that field, and to use an analogy of inmates in a prison, I'd say that's disrespectful".
  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel Suspended For Racist Gesture

    Astros' Yuli Gurriel Suspended For Racist Gesture

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    He also characterized " chinito " as a common way in Cuba to talk about an Asian person. The word is a generalized term used by some in Latin American countries to refer to all people of Asian descent. "And acting like that, it's just disrespectful to people around the world, to the Houston organization". We're just going to have to learn from it.
  • Mourinho explains shut-up gesture after Manchester United vs Tottenham

    Mourinho explains shut-up gesture after Manchester United vs Tottenham

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    And the French was the biggest star of the game. A smattering of jeers had greeted Mourinho's decision to bring on Martial in place of Marcus Rashford, but the change paid dividends as United belatedly showed a cutting edge. 'So contrary to some imaginary sources that tell you everything we do here, I can promise you that since that match I didn't speak one single second about the match, because [there's] no need'.
  • Cam Newton abruptly leaves weekly press conference

    Cam Newton abruptly leaves weekly press conference

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    As far as those big plays go, the Panthers have been average. "Cam didn't intend to be discourteous toward any specific media member", Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond said. This wasn't the first time Newton ditched an interview. In the aftermath of the Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos in 2016, Newton refused to answer reporters.
  • Patriots LB Hightower out for season with torn muscle

    Patriots LB Hightower out for season with torn muscle

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    He missed two games earlier this season with an MCL injury. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Hightower owns 386 tackles and 19.0 sacks in his career since being selected by New England with the 25th overall pick of the 2012 draft out of Alabama. The most impressive part of the Patriots' two-decade stretch of dominance has been their ability to shed popular and productive players each season and still maintain a high level of performance.
  • Colin Kaepernick Signs $1M Book Deal With Random House

    Colin Kaepernick Signs $1M Book Deal With Random House

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    It was not immediately clear what the book's subject matter would be. The league did not formally invite Kaepernick, who began the movement to raise awareness for the mistreatment of minorities by police officers and racial inequality by sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem last season.
  • Girardi out as Yankees manager

    Girardi out as Yankees manager

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    I'd like to thank the Steinbrenner family for believing in me and giving me this wonderful opportunity. Girardi also won three championships with the Yankees as a player (1996, '98-99), and is one of three individuals in franchise history - along with Houk and Billy Martin - to play for and manage a Yankees World Series championship team.
  • Hazard poses with Bakayoko after Chelsea's 2-1 win over Everton

    Hazard poses with Bakayoko after Chelsea's 2-1 win over Everton

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    David Unsworth's first match in charge did not do anything to harm his case to be the club's permanent manager. Antonio Conte's team opened the scoring in the 26th minute when Rudiger stretched to head a towering header home following Charly Musonda's excellent cross.
  • Dustin Pedroia out seven months following knee surgery

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    In a press release, the Red Sox said that "it is anticipated Pedroia would return to games in approximately seven months". The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham estimates that time frame equates to 50-plus games. Pedroia first broke in with the Red Sox in 2006, playing in only 31 games. He's owed $56 million on a contract that runs through 2021. Marco Hernandez is expected to be ready to play after missing most of this season due to shoulder surgery.
  • Tests confirm Ironman Joe Thomas tore triceps, out for remainder of season

    Tests confirm Ironman Joe Thomas tore triceps, out for remainder of season

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    Thomas, the No. 3 overall pick in 2007, had been virtually indestructible during his 11 seasons with Cleveland. Thomas' consecutive games streak is believed to be the longest in National Football League history. "He's one of the best of the best", Browns coach Hue Jackson said after the 12-9 loss to Tennessee. His teammates knelt and watched as trainers tended to him, thinking he would stand and walk back to the huddle as he always does.
  • New York Knicks Interested in Trading for Eric Bledsoe

    New York Knicks Interested in Trading for Eric Bledsoe

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    Bledsoe has averaged 18 points a game during his time in Phoenix and saw early success when he played alongside Goran Dragic, before he was traded to the Miami Heat. Ramon Sessions now serves as the Knicks' starting point guard, an aged veteran with his best years behind him. The trade also makes sense because rookie point guard Milos Teodosic is out indefinitely.
  • Looks Like Lonzo Ball has Something to Say

    Looks Like Lonzo Ball has Something to Say

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    In that game , Ball scored three points and grabbed nine rebounds. It was an entirely different offensive performance from Thursday's season opener as the Lakers shot 51.1 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from beyond the arc while holding a 62-46 edge in points in the paint.
  • Grizzlies maul Warriors, Cavs lose to Magic

    Grizzlies maul Warriors, Cavs lose to Magic

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    The 1-2 record of the Golden State Warriors though, that has raised a few eyebrows. When the officials didn't reward him with a free throw, Curry proceeded to throw his mouthpiece in anger. He was ejected during Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals for throwing his mouthpiece toward the stands. Memphis had been up for much of the night, and late in the fourth quarter, the Warriors' frustration boiled over.