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Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City Thunder says Zaza Pachulia intentionally fell on his leg, ‘tried to hurt me’

2:16 AM ET Chris Haynes Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers NBA and Warriors for ESPN.com Covered Cavaliers and NBA for Cleveland Plain Dealer from 2014-2016 Covered Trail Blazers for Comcast SportsNet NW from 2011-2014 Fresno State University graduate Royce Young Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.com OAKLAND, Calif. — Oklahoma […]

Basketball

Jimmy Butler of Minnesota Timberwolves has meniscus injury

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler suffered a right meniscus injury, an MRI revealed on Saturday. The team will announce updates on Butler’s progress as information becomes available. Butler posted on social media a photo along with a caption that included the words “you gotta take the crooked with the straight.” Butler suffered the non-contact injury […]

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Steve Ballmer of LA Clippers talks Blake Griffin, tanking, value

BOSTON — LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on Saturday said that trading Blake Griffin was “a very difficult decision,” but that considerations about the future, as well as injury and chemistry concerns, necessitated the blockbuster deal with the Detroit Pistons. “[Griffin] is obviously a superstar player,” said Ballmer. “But if you look at what happened […]

Football

West Brom: Alan Pardew hopes for a chance to ‘find a way to win’

West Brom’s only league win under Pardew was a 2-0 home victory over Brighton on 13 January West Brom manager Alan Pardew says he hopes he will be given time to keep the club in the Premier League following their 2-1 defeat by Huddersfield. The Baggies are bottom of the table, seven points from safety […]

Formula

World champions Mercedes reveal their new car for 2018

Mercedes have unveiled their newest car, the W09. The team hope it can deliver them a record-equalling fifth consecutive world championship double this year. World champion Lewis Hamilton expects Ferrari and Red Bull to be among the contenders battling for the title, and hopes it will be a “tighter season”.

Golf

Australian Ladies Classic: Holly Clyburn maintains two-shot lead

Holly Clyburn maintained her lead from the opening day in Bonville Australian Ladies Classic, second round -8 H Clyburn (Eng); -6 C Boutier (Fra), O Cowan (Ger); -5 V Jonsdottir (Ice); -4 H Green (Aus), N Madsen (Den); -3 R Artis (Aus), I Lescudier (Fra), M Sanz Barrio (Spa).Selected others: Level L Davies (Eng), F […]

Hockey

Oilers send Brandon Davidson to Islanders for 3rd-round pick

The Edmonton Oilers traded defenceman Brandon Davidson to the New York Islanders for a 2019 third-round draft pick Saturday. TRADE 🔄 The <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oilers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Oilers</a> have acquired a 2019 third-round <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLDraft?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLDraft</a> pick from the <a href=”https://twitter.com/NYIslanders?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@NYIslanders</a> in exchange for defenceman Brandon Davidson. <a href=”https://t.co/JvPQ95jVj4″>pic.twitter.com/JvPQ95jVj4</a> &mdash;@EdmontonOilers Davidson, 26, of Taber, Alta., has three goals and two […]

Tennis

Dubai Duty Free Championships: Garbine Muguruza through to semi-finals

Wolrd number three Garbine Muguruza won Wimbledon last July Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza beat Caroline Garcia, her second match in 24 hours, to reach the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships. Muguruza, who finished her quarter-final the night before at 02:00 local time, beat the Frenchwoman 7-5 6-2. The Spanish second seed, 24, will […]