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Sports Lonzo Ball (knee) has been ruled out Monday for Lakers
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball (knee) has been ruled out Monday for Lakers

Payton went undrafted in 2016 and joined the Houston Rockets before being released and joining the Rockets' D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Vipers for the 2016-17 season. Both players were expected to join the Lakers in time for Monday's game. Payton is likely a player the team has scouted and views as a potential piece to help both the G-League and National Basketball Association club in the future.

Sports Kerr Says Warriors, Cavs 'just Want to Kick Each Other's Ass'
Author: 0 Kerr Says Warriors, Cavs 'just Want to Kick Each Other's Ass'

Isaiah Thomas is back, but only sort of back, and that's one of the reasons the Cavaliers have lost three straight and eight of their last 11 games. But Cleveland's recent form doesn't suggest they'll be turning the tables in the increasingly lopsided rivalry. Cavaliers: The Indiana Pacers wiped out a 22-point first-half deficit and defeated Cleveland 97-95 in Indianapolis on Friday night.

Sports Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios coasts to second round with easy win
Author: 0 Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios coasts to second round with easy win

I'm more comfortable out on the court. "I would like to be a bit of a better role model with some of my behavior, but I guess that will come in time". Gavrilova lost her opening serve, but then put together nine straight games to take a stranglehold of the match, progressing to a clash with Belgian world number 36 Elise Mertens on Wednesday.

Sports Giants expected to hire Pat Shurmur as next head coach, report says
Author: 0 Giants expected to hire Pat Shurmur as next head coach, report says

However, the team can not make it official until the Vikings are out of the playoffs. The Giants can't officially offer the job or hire Shurmur until the Vikings season comes to an end. He oversaw Nick Foles' breakout season when the quarterback threw 27 passes to only two interceptions and a 119.2 quarterback rating. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Giants would win out over the Cardinals because it is NY after all.

Sports PL Monday match preview: Manchester United v Stoke City
Author: 0 PL Monday match preview: Manchester United v Stoke City

Lambert's appointment comes just nine days after Hughes was dismissed following their FA Cup defeat at League Two Coventry City . Manchester United will be without Ashley Young who is serving the last match of his suspension. Stoke City's only certain absentee is defender Bruno Martins Indi; Jesé, Erik Pieters , Glen Johnson and Ryan Shawcross all face late fitness tests.

Sports Pep Guardiola: Liverpool still a 'top team' without Philippe Coutinho
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola: Liverpool still a 'top team' without Philippe Coutinho

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another, albeit very different, option in midfield and is getting to grips with Liverpool's style of play following his summer move from Arsenal. With Coutinho having left Liverpool FC for a hefty transfer fee , there is bound to be plenty of speculation linking the Reds with moves for a number of players this month.

Author: 0 Zinedine`s Job at Real Madrid Is Safe

It means Madrid - fourth in the table - have only won once in their past five games. Madrid have only managed to accumulate 32 points after 18 matches, which is their lowest points total at this stage of the season since the 2005-06 campaign when they had 30.

Sports Nadal pleased with impressive start to Australian Open campaign
Author: 0 Nadal pleased with impressive start to Australian Open campaign

AND SOME OTHERS: Also in action Tuesday are: Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza (vs. wild-card entry Jessika Ponchet), No. 4 Alexander Zverev (vs. Thomas Fabbiano); 2014 Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka (vs. "It's nice that one year later I am (No) two in the world and seeded highly", he said. The 18-year-old Australian has created a lot of interest after his run to the final of the Sydney International last week and he certainly has momentum behind him.

Sports Real Tried To Sign Messi For €250m In 2013
Author: 0 Real Tried To Sign Messi For €250m In 2013

However, when Juanmi Jiménez put Real Sociedad 2-0 ahead in the 35th minute of Sunday's [14 January] game, the so called 'Anoeta curse ' appeared unavoidable. Instead, Barcelona will get their prized summer signing Ousmane Dembele back from a hamstring tear. "We are happy with the season we are having, after the hard start we had", Valverde said.

Sports Kane hits brace as Tottenham put four goals past Everton
Author: 0 Kane hits brace as Tottenham put four goals past Everton

Michael Keane has been ruled out with a foot injury while Idrissa Gueye is also on the sidelines with a hamstring problem. "Also, he is joining one of the best clubs in world and the excitement of playing with [Lionel] Messi must also be a factor".

Sports Josh McDaniels, Mike Vrabel are finalists for Colts HC job
Author: 0 Josh McDaniels, Mike Vrabel are finalists for Colts HC job

This won't be McDaniels' first run at being a head coach. Fears would be a surprise candidate to take over the job given his age (63), but we know the Patriots like continuity and he has been on the coaching staff since 1999 and the running backs coach since 2002.

Sports Jason Roy: One-day players needed to give Ashes boys a lift
Author: 0 Jason Roy: One-day players needed to give Ashes boys a lift

Yorkshire and England's Liam Plunkett , right, is congratulated by captain England's Eoin Morgan after capturing the wicket of Australia's Tim Paine one of three he took in the game. Alex Hales , back in the side after missing the end of last summer's series with West Indies, departed for only four in the next over. Liam Plunkett (3-71), the fourth-highest wicket-taker in ODIs a year ago, began 2018 with three scalps, while Moeen Ali (1-39) put his Ashes struggles ...

Sports Giants to acquire center fielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates
Author: 0 Giants to acquire center fielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates

So, on December 20 they traded for Longoria, the best player in the history of the Tampa Bay Rays , who also is 32 years old. McCutchen has been the centerpiece for the Pirates since 2009, but now he will have a new home in San Francisco as they try to redeem their 98-loss season in 2017.

Sports Shock horror: Jose Mourinho aims subtle dig at Arsenal
Author: 0 Shock horror: Jose Mourinho aims subtle dig at Arsenal

Chelsea improved after coach Antonio Conte replaced Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas with Pedro and Willian in the 58th minute. Sky Sports reports that Ben Chilwell was sent off for the visitors in the 68th minute for a second yellow card, but Chelsea still created few clear openings and remain without a win in 2018.

Sports Edmund out-guns Anderson for first-round shock
Author: 0 Edmund out-guns Anderson for first-round shock

Next up for the British No. 2 is Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, who conquered Novak Djokovic at the same stage previous year, after he beat France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-2 6-1 5-7 7-6. There were only two break points in the opening set, Edmund saving one in the second game and another in the eighth. After losing a tight first set on the tie-break, Edmund's heavy forehand began to find its range as he broke for 4-2 on his way to taking the second.

Sports Resetting NFL playoff bracket: Who has edge in Jags-Patriots?
Author: 0 Resetting NFL playoff bracket: Who has edge in Jags-Patriots?

Cole Croston, who has been a healthy scratch 14 times this season, would be the next backup in line. Against that backdrop, for a minute or two, that touchdown might have started to send a frisson of nervousness through the acolytes of the Patriots empire.

Sports Clark wins UFC fight on points
Author: 0 Clark wins UFC fight on points

The Dancing With The Stars alum struggled from the jump as Rose-Clark used her wrestling to dominate position. The co-main event of UFC St. Louis featured Jessica-Rose Clark (9-4, 1NC, 2-0 UFC ) spoiling the flyweight debut of Paige Van Zant (7-4, 4-3 UFC ).

Sports Formula One driver who began champagne-spraying tradition dies, aged 86
Author: 0 Formula One driver who began champagne-spraying tradition dies, aged 86

But for American race vehicle driver Dan Gurney , the term accurately describes the man, his achievements, and his contributions to the sport. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in almost every racing series he attempted. "Ultimately finishing 4th overall, Gurney and Bondurant led for nearly the entire race, showing great skill and restraint in capitalising on the rival Ferrari 250 GTOs" uncharacteristic reliability woes and keeping the faster Ferrari prototypes honest throughout.