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January 26, 2021


Hawks visit short-handed Timberwolves

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Hawks visit short-handed Timberwolves Atlanta and Minnesota, who were on opposite sides of fourth-quarter comebacks in their most recent outings, square off Friday in Minneapolis. The Hawks overcame a 17-point, fourth-quarter deficit to score a rousing 123-115 overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons. Also on Wednesday night, Minnesota squandered a......

Rockets visit Mavs in matchup of teams on back-to-backs

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Depleted Penguins brace for visit from Rangers

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The Pittsburgh Penguins find their lineup on defense in disarray just over a week into the season. The Penguins look to overcome that hurdle when they vie for their third straight victory on Friday against the visiting New York Rangers. Already without Mike Matheson because of a long-term upper-body injury,......

Grizzlies visit Blazers, aim for 6th straight win

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AP News The suddenly hot Memphis Grizzlies look to stretch their winning streak to six games when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday in the first of back-to-back games between the teams, both in Portland. Memphis began its streak without Ja Morant and continued it with wins over......

Power play in spotlight as Oilers visit Leafs

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The power play has been the story for the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs so far this season, setting up a potential special-teams battle when the Oilers visit the Leafs on Wednesday. After leading the NHL in both power-play goals and power-play percentage last season, the Oilers are only......

Star trio set for debut when Nets visit Cavaliers

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News After getting a 32-point triple-double in his debut, James Harden described the first time he shares the court with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as being “scary hours.” Following his strong follow-up Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks, he......

Early MVP contenders clash as Mavericks visit Bucks

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News In their most recent games, Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his 20th career triple-double to extend the Milwaukee Bucks’ win streak, while Luka Doncic fell one assist shy of notching his third in four games for the Dallas Mavericks. Antetokounmpo......

Kings ready for return visit from Trail Blazers

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AP News The Sacramento Kings were embarrassed by Portland last Saturday but get the opportunity to put up a better performance Wednesday night when they again host the Trail Blazers. Sacramento enters the rematch with a bit of momentum after producing a convincing 127-122 home win over the Indiana Pacers......

Winning streaks collide as Mavericks visit Hornets

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The Dallas Mavericks look to extend their season-high winning streak to four games and avenge a lopsided loss to the Hornets earlier this season when the streaking teams meet Wednesday night in Charlotte, N.C. The short-handed Mavericks (5-4) moved over .500 for the first time with a 112-98 victory over......

U.S. Chamber expects high-level Chinese visit early in Biden administration

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sees “every indication” that a high-ranking delegation of Chinese officials will visit Washington early in the administration of President-elect Joe Biden, a top Chamber official said on Wednesday. Myron Brilliant, head of international affairs for the business group, told reporters......

Shorthanded 76ers visit slumping Hawks

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Pacers visit Warriors on second night of back-to-back set

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AP News Both Stephen Curry and the Indiana Pacers will be in bounce-back mode when the Golden State Warriors host the Eastern Conference club Tuesday night in San Francisco. Curry experienced one of the worst shooting efforts of his career Sunday against the Toronto Raptors, missing 14 consecutive shots between......

More parts of China lock down as virus cases spike ahead of WHO visit

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A resident undergoes a Covid-19 coronavirus test at the basement of a residential compound as part of a mass testing programme following new cases of the virus emerging in Shijiazhuang, in central China’s Hebei province on Jan. 12, 2021. STR......

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