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Olympics: Billiards, snooker cue up for 2024 Games inclusion

PARIS (Reuters) – Billiards and snooker continued their bid to get included in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris with an exhibition to showcase their sports at the Eiffel Tower on Friday. Leading cue sports players traveled to Paris to press their case to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). “It’s …

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Sparks coach Agler resigns

Brian Agler has resigned after four seasons as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, the team announced on Friday. “We’d like to thank Brian for his contributions to the Sparks organization over the last four seasons, including helping the team win the 2016 title,” said general manager Penny Toler …

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NBA roundup: Raptors overcome Durant's 51

Danny Green made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:07 to play in overtime, and the Toronto Raptors went on to defeat the visiting Golden State Warriors 131-128 Thursday night. Nov 29, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) tries to get past Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant …

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Titans need to beat reeling Jets to have hope

Quarterback Marcus Mariota misfired on one pass in his last outing, and the Tennessee Titans still lost by 17 points. FILE PHOTO: Nov 26, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to pass during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: …

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Soccer: Delayed Libertadores final could take place in Qatar

ASUNCION (Reuters) – The delayed second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors could be played in Qatar, a source from the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) told Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Copa Libertadores Final – Second leg – River Plate …

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NBA roundup: Westbrook a triple threat vs. Cavs

Russell Westbrook had his 107th career triple-double, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-83 victory over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Nov 28, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dribbles past Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) during the third …

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Olympics: Tokyo organizers lauded for 'diligent' Olympic example

TOKYO (Reuters) – The “diligent” preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are setting a fine example for future bids, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach. FILE PHOTO: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach poses for a group photo session with Yoshiro Mori, President …

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