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Author: 0 Boston Celtics Playing on Opening Night and Christmas Day

Prior to the game, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. (PDT) on TNT, the Warriors will receive their 2016-17 NBA Championship rings and raise their fifth championship banner at Oracle Arena. right? And given their wild summer, the Cavs could have a different look, as Irving's future remains in doubt after asking for a trade during a sit-down meeting with owner Dan Gilbert in early July.

Sports Arsenal 2017/18 Season Preview: A quest to rejoin the top four
Author: 0 Arsenal 2017/18 Season Preview: A quest to rejoin the top four

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that he has the backing of the club's board to force Sanchez to stay despite risking losing him for nothing when his deal expires next summer. Asked if the club have received any offers for the Chilean this summer, Wenger replied: " I can't tell you that for the moment". "Some you know about and that's very hard for a group of players to cope with that - and some other reasons we will talk about on another day".

Sports Wenger urges fans to back Arsenal after Wembley win
Author: 0 Wenger urges fans to back Arsenal after Wembley win

Lacazette is the latest addition to the Gunners' squad, making the move from Lyon last month for a record transfer fee of £48million. After seeing his current club win its seven all-time FA Community Shield over fierce West London rival, Chelsea 2-1 in penalties, is Alexis Sanchez set to leave Arsenal? "This league is the best and I think he could be one of the best in this league".

Sports N3 reopened after bridge collapse, rubble cleared overnight
Author: 0 N3 reopened after bridge collapse, rubble cleared overnight

The decommissioned bridge collapsed onto vehicles below, injuring five people, in the early hours of Wednesday. Maswanganyi said a forensic investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the collapse. A statement by Sanral said today: "We are relieved that we managed to clear the debris and open the road in less than the 48 yours we had anticipated".

Sports Former Oregon sprinter Phyllis Francis wins 400m world championship
Author: 0 Former Oregon sprinter Phyllis Francis wins 400m world championship

In taking the bronze, Felix won her 14th world championships medal, tied for Usain Bolt and Merlene Ottey for the most by any athlete. Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo seemingly cramped in her right leg shortly before the finish line while on course towards what appeared to be a convincing victory.

Sports Koeman confident Sigurdsson deal will go through
Author: 0 Koeman confident Sigurdsson deal will go through

He went on to add that if he was able to get the players in that he wanted ahead of the transfer window closing then the club would be stronger than last season. "I think the way it's going there needs to be, more than likely, a compromise on both sides. That is very often how a deal is made". "I respect every ambition of every player, he is still training at Everton , training in a good way, and we will see what will happen".

Sports Barcelona poised to complete Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele deals as Neymar replacements
Author: 0 Barcelona poised to complete Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele deals as Neymar replacements

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that they have rejected an offer from Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele . The statement also tells us that the offer "did not correspond to the player's extraordinary abilities". The club also insisted that the player was now in Dortmund, contrary to other rumours. We couldn't reach him today. Aarons cited a report from French publication L'Equipe , as well as one from Sky Germany, both indicating Dembele will move to the Camp Nou , with L'Equipesaying ...

Sports Randolph arrested on charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell
Author: 0 Randolph arrested on charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell

Randolph was released on bond on Thursday morning. His bail is set at $20,000. He added that they're now looking into options to resolve the matter. In November, voters in California approved an initiative that legalized the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, though smoking weed in public is subject to a fine.

Sports Bouchard falls to Vekic in 1st Round Action at Rogers Cup
Author: 0 Bouchard falls to Vekic in 1st Round Action at Rogers Cup

Italy's Paolo Lorenzo downed American Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (3), 0-6, 6-2. Shapovalov broke Brazil's Dutra Silva in the seventh game of the third and went on to close out a 4-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 victory. Asked if she'd prefer that fans and media ease up on her, noting she's still young enough to turn her career around, Bouchard replied "yes and no".

Author: 0 Wenger Wants The Ox To Stay And Become An Arsenal Great

Despite the defeat to Arsenal , Kante claimed Chelsea were as good as the Gunners on Sunday. When asked if Arsenal have received bids for Sanchez , Wenger replied: "I can not tell you that". But he is no closer to shifting those deemed surplus to requirements as he believes many Premier League clubs are in the same position. Not content with dominating at the back, Kolasinac popped up at the other end to score with a powerful header, forcing the penalty shoot-out that Arsenal ...

Sports Craig Shakespeare prepared to play
Author: 0 Craig Shakespeare prepared to play "focused" Riyad Mahrez against Arsenal

Craig Shakespeare has revealed that Riyad Mahrez is in his thinking for Friday night's Premier League opener against Arsenal , despite the ongoing transfer speculation regarding the winger. I'm not speculating on every player". When you have good players, you have to accept interest in your players. "He [Mahrez] has been focused, he's not giving me any problems".

Author: 0 Thin Chelsea squad must steer clear of injuries, says Cahill

Meanwhile, over two dozen players have been sent on loan to various corners of the globe. "I take them with a pinch of salt but, like I said, today's disappointing, we prepared more for this and felt we'd recharged the batteries in terms of what we'd done in China and Singapore and we were ready for the game, but fell short".

Sports S Sreesanth writes to BCCI for NOC
Author: 0 S Sreesanth writes to BCCI for NOC

Meanwhile, taking into account the recent performances of the India men's and women's cricket teams in the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 respectively, the members unanimously made a decision to give a cash award of Rs 15 lakh each to the members of the selection committee of both teams.

Sports Minnesota Vikings activate RB Latavius Murray off PUP list
Author: 0 Minnesota Vikings activate RB Latavius Murray off PUP list

He spent all of the offseason program rehabbing his ankle and was placed on the Active/PUP list when veterans reported to training camp in Mankato. The Vikings on Monday activated Murray from PUP . "We want to go out there and look sharp", he said. "I think we all feel very confident with the running back group that we have right now". A lot of emotions there, but, again, the majority of it just excited to be back on the field.

Sports Cleveland Indians acquire Jay Bruce from New York Mets
Author: 0 Cleveland Indians acquire Jay Bruce from New York Mets

Bruce, a three-time All-Star, is hitting.258 with 29 homers and 75 RBIs this year. With Cleveland now holding a 3.5-game lead over the Kansas City Royals in the AL Central, nabbing the 30-year-old is as good a rental it could get for the final eight weeks of the season.

Sports Former Syracuse head coach MacPherson dies at 86
Author: 0 Former Syracuse head coach MacPherson dies at 86

He took various assistant jobs before becoming head coach at MA. MacPherson was bitter about the rival coach's call. He went 45-27-1, winning four conference titles, finishing second twice and third once. He was a three-sport star in high school and played football at Springfield College in MA before serving in the Air Force during the Korean War. "He was just the greatest guy", Boeheim said.

Sports Ole Miss' NCAA hearing scheduled for September 11
Author: 0 Ole Miss' NCAA hearing scheduled for September 11

Even though the federal lawsuit has been dismissed, its damage to Ole Miss was substantial. Former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt's civil lawsuit against the school and its athletics foundation has been dismissed by a federal judge. Eleven of the 15 Level I violations occurred during the five-year tenure of Hugh Freeze, who resigned as coach July 20 after the school found what it termed a "pattern of personal misconduct" after an investigation into Freeze's phone records.

Sports PGA officials: We want PGA Championship back in Charlotte
Author: 0 PGA officials: We want PGA Championship back in Charlotte

All eyes will be on Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, as golf's top names compete for a $10.5 million purse. The Northern Irishman is looking for his first win of 2017 and first major in three years in the face of injuries, equipment switches and a change of caddie, but believes he has nothing to prove.