NBA Preview: Wizards at Thunder

January 25, 2018

Wizards at Thunder A pair of newly minted All-Star point guards will square off when Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder host John Wall and the Washington Wizards on Thursday. Both Wall and Westbrook were named All-Star reserves when the rosters were announced on Tuesday. Westbrook celebrated his All-Star selection by scoring 32 points to lead the Thunder to a fifth straight win, 109-108 over Brooklyn on Tuesday, but…

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NHL Preview: Blackhawks at Red Wings

January 25, 2018

Blackhawks at Red Wings The Chicago Blackhawks take to the road in an attempt to halt their slide and get back into the playoff picture in the Western Conference as they begin a four-game trek Thursday against the Original Six-rival Detroit Red Wings. Chicago dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Toronto on Wednesday to conclude a 1-4-1 homestand with its fourth straight loss (0-3-1). Nick Schmaltz recorded a goal and…

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CBB Preview: Michigan at Purdue

January 25, 2018

Michigan at Purdue Third-ranked Purdue looks to stay on track for its second straight Big Ten regular-season title when it hosts No. 25 Michigan on Thursday. The Boilermakers have won 15 consecutive games, including an 87-64 victory against Iowa on Saturday, to remain undefeated in conference play and hope to move to 9-0 in the Big Ten for the first time in program history by sweeping the season series with…

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NBA Preview: Celtics at Clippers

January 24, 2018

Celtics at Clippers The Boston Celtics have lost a season-worst four straight games and they look to break out of their sudden funk when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. Boston opened a four-game road excursion with Tuesday’s 108-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, which followed up Sunday’s stunning 103-95 home loss to the Orlando Magic, a squad now tied for the worst record in the NBA….

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CBB Preview: DePaul at Georgetown

January 24, 2018

DePaul at Georgetown Jamorko Pickett and Jahvon Blair will try to come through for a second straight game when Georgetown hosts DePaul on Wednesday in a Big East game. The freshmen duo combined for 31 points Saturday in a double overtime win over St. John’s and will try to lead the Hoyas to a season sweep of the Blue Demons. “They finally showed that they’re not freshmen anymore,” coach Patrick…

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NHL Preview: Maple Leafs at Blackhawks

January 24, 2018

Maple Leafs at Blackhawks The Toronto Maple Leafs were unable to slow down the league’s hottest club and now will try to post their first victory in Chicago in nearly 15 years. The slumping Maple Leafs, losers of eight of 11 (3-4-4) following Monday’s 4-2 loss to Colorado, will look to rebound against the skidding Blackhawks, who are buried in last place in the Central Division. Chicago started the calendar…

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CBB Preview: Louisville at Miami

January 24, 2018

Louisville at Miami Louisville continues to make its case for a spot in the polls with fourth straight victories to move into second place in the ACC behind Virginia. The Cardinals look to follow up Sunday’s 77-69 over Boston College when they head south to face a Miami team that has been up and down since conference play began, but the 24th-ranked Hurricanes put an end to their two-game skid…

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NBA Preview: Rockets at Mavericks

January 24, 2018

Rockets at Mavericks James Harden and Chris Paul are both healthy, and the Houston Rockets are rolling again. The Rockets will try to push their latest winning streak to four in a row when they open a two-game road trip at the in-state rival Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Houston swept its three-game homestand by knocking of three playoff teams, capped by a 99-90 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday…

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CBB Preview: Mississippi State at Kentucky

January 23, 2018

Mississippi State at Kentucky Kentucky plays as an unranked team for the first time in nearly four years when it tries for its 11th straight victory over visiting Mississippi State on Tuesday. The Wildcats are coming off back-to-back losses at South Carolina 76-68 on Jan. 16 and to No. 22 Florida 66-64 on Saturday, but coach John Calipari still has faith in his young team coming together at the right…

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NBA Preview: Celtics at Lakers

January 23, 2018

Celtics at Lakers The Boston Celtics carry their longest losing streak of the season into a challenging four-game road trip, beginning with a visit to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Celtics dropped all three games of their recent homestand, including the finale to an Orlando Magic squad that had lost 17 of its previous 19. “I felt like they were shooting layups for the most part during tonight,…

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CBB Preview: Kansas at Oklahoma

January 23, 2018

Kansas at Oklahoma Kansas holds a one-game lead in its quest for a 14th consecutive Big 12 championship and has won 10 straight road games dating back to last season, the school’s second-longest road winning streak since 1950. The fifth-ranked Jayhawks can equal their best road win streak during that 58-year span on Tuesday night, but it won’t be easy as they must get past Trae Young-led No. 11 Oklahoma….

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NBA Preview: Cavaliers at Spurs

January 23, 2018

Cavaliers at Spurs The Cleveland Cavaliers are spiraling in the wrong direction with nine losses in 12 games and attempt to shake out of their doldrums when they visit the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. The Cavaliers were blasted 148-124 by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday and the points allowed matched the worst in franchise history in a regulation game. Cleveland has lost by margins of 34, 28 and…

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NHL Preview: Flyers at Red Wings

January 23, 2018

Flyers at Red Wings The Philadelphia Flyers have been surging toward the upper echelon of the Metropolitan Division and look to continue their ascent when they visit the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Philadelphia has climbed within two points of second place in the Metropolitan after winning seven of its last eight games, including Sunday’s 2-1 overtime triumph on the road against division-leading Washington. Travis Konecny has been turning it…

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