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Ujiri's gamble on Kawhi is a win for Raptors regardless of results

Hours after flying in from Africa, Masai Ujiri strolled into the third-floor practice court at Scotiabank Arena on Friday to address the previously unthinkable: The Toronto Raptors, heading into their 24th NBA season without a single Finals appearance to show for it, acquired a top-five player. “We are stepping on territory that we never have,” the franchise president said. Ujiri ...

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Gareth Southgate secure as England boss regardless of World Cup results

England manager Gareth Southgate has been told his job is safe even if the Three Lions lose all their group matches at next summer’s World Cup. Southgate took up the reins on a permanent basis 12 months ago on a four-year contract and oversaw a successful qualification for the 2018 showpiece event, where England will fa… England Football News

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MLB to implement pace changes in 2018 regardless of union approval

Commissioner Rob Manfred says rule changes to speed up games will be put in place next year with or without an agreement with the players’ association. Major League Baseball proposed last offseason to institute a 20-second pitch clock, limits in trips to the mound by catchers and raising the bottom of the strike zone. The union did not agree, and ...

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Blogtable: Should playoffs be seeded 1-16 by record, regardless of conference?

* * * A couple of outspoken NBA owners have proposed seeding playoff teams 1-16 by record, regardless of conference. What say you? * * * Steve Aschburner: I say, calm down. The problem isn’t having weak clubs sneaking into the playoffs because of a lopsidedness in conferences. The problem is having 16 teams qualify from a 30-team league. The first ...

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