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Rick Pitino Would Give Coaching Another Shot If Team Approached Next Year
Rick Pitino Would Give Coaching Another Shot If Team Approached Next Year

Former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino would consider a return to the sidelines if a school approached him early next year with a coaching offer, he told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Isaiah Thomas Steps Up Rehab Work As Cavaliers Are Forced to Rely On Veteran
Isaiah Thomas Steps Up Rehab Work As Cavaliers Are Forced to Rely On Veteran

On Monday night, Tyronn Lue will turn to veteran point guard Jose Calderon when the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Detroit Pistons. With Isaiah Thomas still recovering from a long-term hip injury, Derrick Rose out for two to three weeks with an ankle sprain, and Iman Shumpert suffering with a knee problem, Lue has been forced to rely on the 36-year-old Calderon. Despite being part of the sensational trade of the summer that saw him head to Cleveland while Kyrie Irving went the other way, the 28-year-old is yet to take to the court in a Cavs jersey.

Libya says to probe
Libya says to probe 'slave auction' footage

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government announced Sunday, following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off. Chaos-ridden Libya has long been a major transit hub for migrants trying to reach Europe, and many of them have fallen prey to serious abuse in the North African country at the hands of traffickers and others. US television network CNN aired the footage last week of an apparent live auction in Libya where black men are presented to North African buyers as potential farmhands and sold off for as little as $400.

No doubter: Gostkowski knew he wouldn
No doubter: Gostkowski knew he wouldn't be short on record-setting kick

The Raiders gave Stephen Gostkowski plenty of time to think about the 62-yard kick he was about to line up when they called a timeout just before the end of the first half. Didn't matter. Gostkowski returned to his spot, watched a good snap turn into a good hold, which turned into a Patriots record. It was the longest field goal in Patriots history, making it the longest in Stephen Gostkowski's career as he bested his previous record of 58 yards set earlier this season.

Blake Griffin gets Flagrant 1 for kicking Jae Crowder in the crotch (VIDEO)
Blake Griffin gets Flagrant 1 for kicking Jae Crowder in the crotch (VIDEO)

During Friday's matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Griffin gave Cavs forward Jae Crowder an unhelpful knee to the groin during a post isolation. Griffin wasn't whistled for anything on the play, and in fact Crowder was assessed a foul after Griffin made his move to the basket. Now, the NBA has given Griffin a Flagrant 1 for unnecessary contact.

Murray, Vikings trample Rams 24-7 in division leader matchup
Murray, Vikings trample Rams 24-7 in division leader matchup

Case Keenum sure took it to his old team. Latavius Murray rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns , Adam Thielen turned a short catch into a 65-yard score and the Vikings smothered the NFL's highest-scoring offense in a 24-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Keenum completed 27 of 38 passes for 280 yards and no turnovers against the team that benched him last season for No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff.

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever
10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans - the most ever in a single Rhodes class - as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before.

Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action
Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

CAIRO (AP) - In a resolution long on criticism but short on concrete steps, Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region.

Pieces of once-mighty NY bridge get new life in rural towns
Pieces of once-mighty NY bridge get new life in rural towns

Steel and concrete panels that were once part of a mighty bridge that carried 50 million vehicles a year across the Hudson River north of New York City will find new life spanning streams along sleepy country roads.

Ticktum takes dramatic Macau GP win as leaders crash on last lap
Ticktum takes dramatic Macau GP win as leaders crash on last lap

British youngster Dan Ticktum took a dramatic victory in the 64th Macau Grand Prix on Sunday after the leading two cars crashed out at the final corner on the last lap of the race. In an incident-packed race that saw front-row starters Joel Eriksson and Callum Ilott clash early on amid a litany of Full Course Yellows, Brazilian racer Sergio Sette Camara was able to move into the lead ahead of Ferdinand Habsburg and Maximilian Günther. Günther's pace dropped off in the closing stages as he struggled to keep his tires alive, causing a train of cars to form up behind him including McLaren youngster Lando Norris and the Red Bull-backed Ticktum.

Celtics continue comeback narrative with win vs. Hawks
Celtics continue comeback narrative with win vs. Hawks

The Celtics rally to make it relatively close by halftime. Boston continues to gain ground in the third, pull it out in the fourth. "We need to put an emphasis on playing with space and getting the ball to the other side of the floor," said Celtics coach Brad Stevens.

Haitian army set to make controversial return after two decades
Haitian army set to make controversial return after two decades

By Andres Martinez Casares and Joseph Guyler Delva CAP-HAITIEN/PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's president on Saturday heralded the re-establishment of the country's military after 22 years, a divisive issue in the impoverished Caribbean nation which has a history of bloody coups and political instability. Haiti has been without military forces since 1995, when former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide disbanded the army after returning to power following a coup, leaving the national police responsible for security. The army's comeback has been a divisive topic in a country still suffering from a catastrophic earthquake and a fierce hurricane in recent years, with critics and activists...

Frampton beats Garcia by unanimous decision in front of Canelo
Frampton beats Garcia by unanimous decision in front of Canelo

Carl Frampton overcame Horacio Garcia via a unanimous decision as Mexican star Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez watched ringside in Belfast. Frampton, 30, was awarded the win after judges scored Saturday's fight 98-93, 97-93 and 96-93 in favour of the Northern Irishman. Frampton was knocked down by his Mexican opponent - watched by countryman Canelo whose September blockbuster bout with Gennady Golovkin ended in a draw - in the seventh round and he lost his feet again in the ninth.

Pitt Fools Everyone With Crazy Trick Play TD
Pitt Fools Everyone With Crazy Trick Play TD

Pitt fooled everyone on this 15-yard touchdown pass on a crazy trick play vs. Virginia Tech. Ryan Winslow hit Nathan Bossory on a play that was as zany as you will ever see. Check it out here in this ACC Must See Moment!

Defiant Pochettino: "Football was fantastic" in loss
Defiant Pochettino: "Football was fantastic" in loss

Mauricio Pochettino is defiant following Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 loss at Arsenal in the North London Derby on Saturday. The Spurs manager thinks his team was pretty good in the loss, and it's true that both Petr Cech and Shkrodan Mustafi intervened critically for the victors. "It was an even game in terms of shooting, on target, possession," Pochettino said.

The Russian gardening revolution: where the good life meets luxury
The Russian gardening revolution: where the good life meets luxury

The winds of change are blowing in a new Russian Revolution that's having a dramatic impact on some of the last vestiges of the Soviet Union and is making its mark in the UK, too. A people once ordered to dedicate any patches of soil they had to producing fruit and vegetables are now embracing the joys of gardening for pleasure. And it would appear that they can't get enough of the work of British designers, with some of our top names going to Russia to create and teach. There's even a Russian equivalent to Chelsea - the Moscow Flower Show - now in its sixth year and providing a high-profile platform for emerging talent. Yet, while the increasing interest in gardening in Russia is clear,...

Celtics-Hawks preview: C
Celtics-Hawks preview: C's defense looks to keep up historic pace

As the wins continue to pile up for the Boston Celtics, so does the praise and adulation from others throughout the league. It's a double-edged sword if you think about it. Acknowledging how good the Celtics are, is indeed a sign of respect. But it also

Stefon Diggs fined for hugging goal post
Stefon Diggs fined for hugging goal post

The NFL has lightened up on touchdown celebrations this season, but touching the goal post remains a no-no. Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs found that out the hard way: He hugged the goal post to celebrate a touchdown on Sunday. That cost the Vikings a 15-yard penalty, and now it cost Diggs some money

Red Wings on Witkowski suspension:
Red Wings on Witkowski suspension: 'Punishment doesn't fit the crime'

A sports league doles out suspensions and fines for a variety of reasons, including the hope that losing game checks might deter future bad behavior. One can see shades of the frustration that comes from the over-the-glass delay of game penalty in the reactions to Detroit Red Wings winger Luke Witkowski getting an automatic 10-game suspension for returning to the ice during that wild brawl, egged on by Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames. Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill hit the nail on the head in that regard.

Gabby Douglas Thinks Sexual Assault Has To Do With How A Woman Dresses
Gabby Douglas Thinks Sexual Assault Has To Do With How A Woman Dresses

By Latifah Muhammad Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is catching flack for her response to teammate Aly Raisman's call to action against sexual abuse. During a 60 Minutes interview last week, 23-year-old Reisman accused former USA gymnastics

MLB 2018 Trade Rumors: Giancarlo Stanton Taking NL MVP Award to the Midwest?
MLB 2018 Trade Rumors: Giancarlo Stanton Taking NL MVP Award to the Midwest?

It didn't matter, in the end, that Giancarlo Stanton's Miami Marlins finished six games below .500 in the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Or, at least, it didn't matter for Stanton on Thursday night, as he picked up the National League M.V.P. award for a summer spent slugging his way into the MLB record books.

49ers GM John Lynch:
49ers GM John Lynch: 'Right now, we don't need him'

When the 49ers acquired their presumptive franchise quarterback in a trade last month, there were two major complications that contributed to skepticism about the future. Jimmy Garoppolo came to the 49ers with a resume that consisted of only two starts in four NFL seasons. Nothing has changed since Garoppolo arrived from New England with six suitcases packed with clothes and belongings - other than the 49ers appear to feel more resolute in their belief Garoppolo is not just a rental.

World Cup 2018 kits: Spain, Germany & what all the teams will wear in Russia
World Cup 2018 kits: Spain, Germany & what all the teams will wear in Russia

The World Cup is just over six months away and the finalists will soon know their opponents with the group stage draw set to take place at the beginning of December. Come June next year, an array of colourful kits will be beamed into living rooms around the globe, prompting admiration, intrigue and, no doubt, confusion. The World Cup has been the stage for some iconic jerseys over the years and 2018 is sure to be no different.

LA Lakers: Lonzo Ball Can
LA Lakers: Lonzo Ball Can't Shoot Straight All of a Sudden and No One Knows Why

Trending: Who is Chrissie Carnell Bixler? The Lakers are down in 11th in the Western Conference with a record of 6-9 and currently on a one-game losing streak after being beaten by the Philadelphia 76ers and, in particular, Joel Embiid and his 46 points on Wednesday night. Speaking after the game, as quoted by Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, Walton said he went to Ball less because he'd had an "off night." Walton said Ball's poor shooting was affecting the rest of his game but insisted he was, in most games, impacting in other ways by running the offense.

Red Wings-Flames engage in old school line brawl
Red Wings-Flames engage in old school line brawl

A line brawl breaks out between the Red Wings and Flames during Detroit's 8-2 win.

Report: 76ers, Robert Covington finalizing $62 million renegotiation-and-extension
Report: 76ers, Robert Covington finalizing $62 million renegotiation-and-extension

The 76ers found a steal in Robert Covington when they signed him to a four-year, team-friendly contract three years ago. Covington has blossomed into one of the NBA's better 3-and-D forwards, and at 26, he's in his prime. Covington became eligible for a renegotiation-and-extension today, and to the surprise of nobody considering how much cap space the 76ers saved for just this occasion, the deal will soon become official.

Capitals can
Capitals can't slow powerhouse Predators

The Nashville Predators beat the Washington Capitals by a score of 6-3 on Tuesday, and it wasn't a matter of luck. Actually, you might argue that the Capitals were lucky … at least for a little while. Nashville stormed out of the gate in the first period, managing a hearty 18-3 shots advantage.

UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China
UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

By Steve Holland and Dana Feldman MANILA/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting arrived back in the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case. The players landed at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from Shanghai on Tuesday evening, their heads down. "What they did was unfortunate," Trump told reporters earlier in Manila.

Flyers
Flyers' scoreless streak extended with another Wild shutout

If you despised the original, then you certainly gave the sequel two thumbs down in the Flyers' home-and-home series with the Minnesota Wild. In a matchup of last-place teams in their respective divisions, the Flyers were jumped on from the game's opening shift in a 3-0 loss to the Wild (see observations). Minnesota scored 12 seconds into the game and added a pair of empty-netters to seal the shutout at Xcel Energy Center.

Vistazo de la NBA

G P Pct Dif.Boston 13 2 .867 -Toronto 8 5 .615 4Nueva York 7 6 .538 5Filadelfia 7 6 .538 5Brooklyn 5 9 .357 7½G P Pct Dif.Washington 8 5 .615

Kansas
Kansas' Billy Preston Out vs. Kentucky As University Investigates Car Accident

Kansas freshman Billy Preston will not play against Kentucky in the State Farm Classic as the school looks into a car accident he was involved in over the weekend. "On Saturday, Billy was involved in a single-vehicle incident on-campus," coach Bill Self said in a statement released by the program. It is not clear whether the "clearer financial picture" refers to the damage caused to the car or how Preston paid for the vehicle, or something else entirely.

Armoured troop carriers seen heading toward Zimbabwe capital spark rumours of a coup
Armoured troop carriers seen heading toward Zimbabwe capital spark rumours of a coup

Armoured vehicles on the roads near the Zimbabwe capital sparked rumours of a coup against president Robert Mugabe yesterday, a day after the head of the armed forces threatened to "step in" over the sacking of an influential vice president. Zimbabwe's ruling party accused General Constantine Chiwenga of treason over his comments, after the rare appearance of the millitary vehicles in Harare.  Tensions have been building in Zimbabwe since Emmerson Mnangagwa, a powerful figure in the ruling Zanu-PF party, fled to South Africa last week after he was fired and was then stripped of his lifetime membership of the party.  The move was widely seen as part of a battle between Mr...

Charlie Lindgren
Charlie Lindgren's play allowing Carey Price extra time to recover

If the Montreal Canadiens were getting ready for a playoff game Tuesday night, then we would be seeing Carey Price back in goal. "I just want to make sure that I'm 100 percent and do my job to the best of my ability when I come back," Price said.

Goodell
Goodell's contract extension talk is proof the NFL's doom continues apace

Roger Goodell and the owners who plan to extend his contract have identified the three tasks he is to tackle in his remaining years as the Kick-Me sign of the National Football League, and they show exactly what the owners don't get, and why their doom continues apace. The NFL has given is a cavalcade of issues in which there is nobody to root for and a panoply of characters to root against.

Three Things to Know: Clippers falling apart, Sixers hand them sixth straight loss
Three Things to Know: Clippers falling apart, Sixers hand them sixth straight loss

Every day in the NBA there is a lot to unpack, so every weekday morning throughout the season we will give you the three things you need to know from the last 24 hours in the NBA. 1) What is wrong with the Clippers?Joel Embiid puts up 32 as Sixers hand them a sixth straight loss. The Clippers were a great story when the season tipped off, Chris Paul was gone, and they still won four straight and looked like a team, led by Blake Griffin, that was going to be a playoff team.

NFL vs Jerry Jones: Could the Cowboys Owner Just Move His Team to Canada?
NFL vs Jerry Jones: Could the Cowboys Owner Just Move His Team to Canada?

There seems to be only one likely winner from Jerry Jones's decision to take on Roger Goodell and the NFL. On Monday, The New York Times reported that several NFL team owners have given Jones, the 75-year-old Californian oil billionaire who bought the Cowboys in February 1989, a "cease and desist warning" as he seeks to block a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "The warning to Jones, which was issued by the six owners on the N.F.L. compensation committee after the group held a conference call Monday, comes less than two weeks after he threatened to sue the league and the owners on the committee who have been working for months on a new contract for Goodell," Ken...

Talk of a Jon Gruden return heats up in Tampa
Talk of a Jon Gruden return heats up in Tampa

Jon Gruden coached the Buccaneers to their only championship. Could they bring him back to try to win another? They might, as talk is heating up in Tampa that head coach Dirk Koetter is on the hot seat and Gruden could be his replacement. Longtime Tampa reporter Ira Kaufman said today on PFT Live that

Vistazo de la NFL

G P E Pct PF PCNueva Inglaterra 7 2 0 .778 257 195Buffalo 5 4 0 .556 184 196Miami 4 5 0 .444 137 224N.Y. Jets 4 6 0 .400 201 222G P E Pct PF PCTenesí 6 3 0 .667 205 213Jacksonville

LeBron and Kanter Scuffle
LeBron and Kanter Scuffle

Late in the first quarter LeBron James and Enes Kanter get into a little shoving match.

The AHL affiliates for the Caps, Penguins and Flyers had a Twitter war over the weekend
The AHL affiliates for the Caps, Penguins and Flyers had a Twitter war over the weekend

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are two teams the Capitals don't get along with. The Capitals' AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, played Pittsburgh's affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, on Sunday. Prior to the game, Hershey decided to throw some shade in the Penguins' direction.

Hue Jackson thinks Sunday was DeShone Kizer
Hue Jackson thinks Sunday was DeShone Kizer's best game

The Browns lost 38-24 to the Lions on Sunday, dropping their record to 0-9 on the season and leaving the team in search of smaller positives to provide hope in the face of their long losing streak. Despite an audible at the end of the first half that kept the Browns from putting points on the board, coach Hue Jackson found one in the play of quarterback DeShone Kizer. Jackson said that Kizer "played probably the best game he's played" during his rookie season.

Haters grasp at straws as Patriots -- as usual -- begin to pull away
Haters grasp at straws as Patriots -- as usual -- begin to pull away

The Patriots are hitting their stride while the rest of the league is reaching for its torches and pitchforks. In a primetime win in Denver over the fast-imploding Broncos, the Patriots gave the kind of soup-to-nuts performance that served notice to the rest of the NFL that their arrow is pointed decidedly up. The fact Bennett quit on the Packers, then made it known any non-Foxboro based team claiming him was getting a guy who had a looming date with a scalpel, probably wasn't the most ethical thing for Bennett to do.

Kelly takes blame for No. 9 Notre Dame
Kelly takes blame for No. 9 Notre Dame's 41-8 loss at Miami

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly's worst fear came true Saturday night in the No. 9 Irish's blowout loss at Miami. The object that left a window damaged on one of the Notre Dame team buses arriving at Hard Rock Stadium didn't bother Kelly as much as what he saw during the game. ''Yeah, if I saw the turnover chain passed around (Miami's) bench like Gatorade, that was probably going to be my biggest concern.

Hawks will have hands full with Pelicans' Davis, Cousins

The New Orleans Pelicans, winners of four of their last five games to improve to 7-6, are garnering attention across the league with the eye-popping numbers posted by Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. The Atlanta Hawks, at 2-11, have the worst record in the NBA but have been playing opponents closer of late. Despite committing turnovers at a rate usually reserved for the digital clock in Times Square that tracks the national debt, the Pelicans are the clear favorites entering Monday night's game at the Smoothie King Center.

Five Takeaways from Blackhawks
Five Takeaways from Blackhawks' high-scoring loss to Devils: Disappearing act in the second

Here are Five Takeaways from the Blackhawks' 7-5 loss to the New Jersey Devils. The Blackhawks couldn't have asked for a better first period, when they took a 4-2 lead. Part defensive lapses, part New Jersey opportunism, but by the end of the period the Devils were up 6-5.

Case Keenum wants to stay with Vikings
Case Keenum wants to stay with Vikings

Quarterback Case Keenum is enjoying the best year of his career. Operating on a one-year, $2 million deal, Keenum will have plenty of options for 2018. He hopes to stay right where he is, however. "I love it here," Keenum told PFT by phone after Sunday's 38-30 win over Washington. "I love these guys.

Brawls and big goals, Al Secord brought both for the Blackhawks
Brawls and big goals, Al Secord brought both for the Blackhawks

When Al Secord drove to the net he did it with determination. The former Blackhawks forward was known for combining a scoring touch with toughness and when he got to the net, he was happy to do one or the other. "If he wasn't scoring a goal and someone was cross-checking him, he was getting into a fight with that guy," Troy Murray recalled.

DeShone Kizer audibled to sneak at end of first half
DeShone Kizer audibled to sneak at end of first half

The Browns had a chance to score some points at the end of the first half against the Lions on Sunday afternoon, but they wound up with nothing to show for it after time ran out following a DeShone Kizer sneak with 10 seconds left on the clock. Cleveland was out of timeouts and created a moment right in line with Browns lore when couldn't stop the clock in time to run a play or try a field goal when Kizer was stopped short. The play call was the subject of much criticism, but the word from Browns players after the game was that it wasn't actually the call.

Penn State rises to No. 13 in AP poll
Penn State rises to No. 13 in AP poll

After free falling from No. 2 to No. 16 in the span of two weeks, Penn State is finally back on the upswing in the AP poll. Following their 35-6 win over Rutgers, the Nittany Lions rose to No. 13 in the latest AP poll. Miami is back at No. 2, the Hurricanes' best ranking since 2003.

'It's time to act' - Buffon issues rallying cry to Italy

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says the time for talk is over, as they prepare to face Sweden for a place at next year's World Cup.

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