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Big plays on offense were at a premium during Saturday’s Falcons-Eagles game, but a towel guy found a way to steal the show briefly with a great catch during the game.It happened in the fourth quarter of the pivotal playoff matchup, when a pass from Matt Ryan deflected off Julio Jones’ hands toward the sideline. (read more)


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Kevin Love has become somewhat of a punching bag in Cleveland over the past month, but he says he doesn’t mind that treatment … under one condition.The former Bruin attended UCLA’s basketball game against Oregon on Saturday night in Los Angeles and even joined ESPN’s broadcast of the game with Dave Pasch and Bill Walton. (read more)

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A lot was made about reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook not being named an All-Star starter this season. Coming off a 2016-17 campaign that saw him average a triple-double, the dynamic guard is still among the game’s best players. (read more)

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The NBA will hold its season’s biggest party Sunday at Staples Center, the 67th All-Star game, and the building will be filled with the cacophony of glamour. There will be bursting fireworks. (read more)

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The first openly gay male athlete at a Winter Olympics was British figure skater John Curry, in 1976. He won gold in Innsbruck, Austria, and the following morning, unbeknownst to him, he was outed in a newspaper story from a pre-Games interview in which he privately discussed his sexuality — not. (read more)

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Even after losing offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur to the New York Giants, it sure looks like the Minnesota Vikings are not going to miss a beat on offense. On the heels of hiring former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo to replace Shurmur Minnesota is now reportedly bringing in former Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing as an assistant. (read more)

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Matisse Thybulle scored a career-high 26 points and Noah Dickerson added 14 as Washington snapped a three-game losing skid by pulling away for an 82-59 victory over Colorado in a Pac-12 Conference game on Saturday night. Dominic Green added 11 points for the Huskies (18-9, 8-6). (read more)

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Two-Time MVP Stephen Curry had no interest in answering a question from a reporter about the prestigious award.Curry was practicing on the court ahead of Sunday’s All-Star Game when he was swarmed by media members. (read more)

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Today’s All-Star Game will reunite LeBron James and Kyrie Irving as teammates for the first time since the trade that sent Irving to Boston for three players and two draft picks. They were on the court together at Saturday’s practice and neither made a big deal out of the reunion, relays Joe Vardon of Cleveland. (read more)

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