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NFL 'cautiously optimistic' about decreased preseason concussions

At the owners meeting in New York on Tuesday, the NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, said the league found seven teams that had an elevated number of concussions following the 2017 preseason and “a targeted intervention with those clubs” was launched, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN. The league held wide-ranging conversations … NFL | theScore

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Raptors end pre-season on winning note

Pascal Siakam had 21 points and 11 rebounds and OG Anunoby added 15 points as a shorthanded Toronto Raptors squad wrapped up pre-season play with a 134-119 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday. CJ Miles had 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting — including 3 of 4 from the three-point line — off the bench for Toronto (4-1). Malachi ...

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NBA preseason: Kings Twitter censors lopsided score; Anthony Davis ready for MVP race; Siakam sensational for Raptors

There were only three games on the Thursday NBA preseason slate (only one game was actually televised), but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of entertainment. Things started off with a high-scoring affair and an incredible display of skill and athleticism by MVP contender Anthony Davis. Then we moved to some more lopsided scores, with the Kings doi… CBSSports.com Headlines

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Lakers-Warriors most-watched NBA preseason game ever on ESPN

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James’ first game against the Warriors as a Laker drew nearly 2 million viewers, making it ESPN’s most-watched preseason game ever. The Lakers’ 123-113 victory Wednesday night in Las Vegas was watched by 1.98 million viewers, the network said Thursday. A spokesman says that is the most viewers for an NBA preseason game on any ...

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Lowry tossed as Raptors rout Nets in pre-season visit to Montreal

Kyle Lowry was so fired up for a pre-season game that it got him ejected. The veteran point guard was thrown out for a pair of technical fouls as the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-91 on Wednesday. Lowry now has three technicals in three exhibition games. “He’s trying to get himself ready and, you know, his fire and his compete,” said first-year Toronto ...

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Zhou Qi exits preseason game with knee sprain

Rockets forward Zhou Qi exited Tuesday’s preseason game with a knee sprain suffered during awkward scramble for a loose ball. Zhou, a second-round pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, got his leg pinned under a Shanghai Sharks player. The Chinese big man stayed on the floor for several minutes until he was carried off on a wheelchair for further assessment. Zhou ...

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Lakers' Ball to make preseason debut tonight vs. Warriors

The long wait is over for Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball. Coach Luke Walton announced in Tuesday’s practice that Ball will come off the bench in tonight’s preseason home game against the Golden State Warriors (10:30 ET, ESPN). Ball has been sidelined more than six months because of left knee injury woes that began in late March and led ...

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Marcus Smart and J.R. Smith fined for on-court altercation during preseason game

NEW YORK – Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and Cleveland Cavaliers guard-forward J.R. Smith have each been fined for their roles in an on-court altercation, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.   The incident, for which Smart was assessed a technical foul and ejected, occurred with 3:38 remaining in the first quarter o… NBA.com: News

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