Cavs snap skid, Grizzlies down Rockets

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is guarded by Matt Barnes (L) of the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, CaliforniaThe NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a two-game skid, with Kyrie Irving leading the way with 26 points in a 120-108 victory over the Kings in Sacramento. Kyle Korver, recently arrived in a trade from Atlanta, added 18 points off the bench and superstar LeBron James contributed 16 points and 15 assists in his latest outing in the city where he made his NBA debut in 2003. The Cavs responded with a 16-4 scoring run that included seven points from Korver.

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Japan’s Abe pushes Pacific trade deal in Australia

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference with Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull at Kirribilli House in Sydney, on January 14, 2017Japan and Australia will work together to ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal comes into force, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday, making no mention of strong US opposition. After talks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Abe took the lead on the trade pact covering 12 Pacific Rim nations that was ratified by Japan's parliament last month. "We agreed that we should demonstrate anew to the world the importance of free trade," Abe told reporters.

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Irving, Korver shine as Cavaliers usurp battling Kings

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Sacramento Kings(The Sports Xchange) – Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, Kyle Korver added 18 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a series of runs by the Sacramento Kings to post a 120-108 victory at the Golden 1 Center on Friday. LeBron James had 16 points and 15 assists, and Cleveland (29-10) snapped a two-game skid in his annual visit to the city where he made his debut in 2003. James' teams have now won nine times in his 12 visits against the Kings.

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NBA-Irving, Korver shine as Cavaliers usurp battling Kings

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, Kyle Korver added 18 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a series of runs by the Sacramento Kings to post a 120-108 victory at the Golden 1 Center on Friday. LeBron James had 16 points and 15 assists, and Cleveland (29-10) snapped a two-game skid in his annual visit to the city where he made his debut in 2003. James’ teams have now won nine times in his 12 visits against the Kings.
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Tom Latham keeps New Zealand afloat in first Test vs Bangladesh

New Zealand's Tom Latham celebrates his century on day three of their first Test match against Bangladesh, at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, on January 14, 2017A patient Tom Latham carved out his sixth century to keep New Zealand afloat against a rampant Bangladesh on day three of the first Test in Wellington on Saturday. While the left-handed opener calmly went about his work, Bangladesh were able to remove senior batsmen Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor after declaring early in the day at an imposing 595-8. At stumps, New Zealand were 292-3, still 303 runs behind, with Latham on 119 and Henry Nicholls 35.

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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday, Jan 14

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday (times GMT): SOCCER Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion (1230) Burnley v Southampton (1500) Hull City v Bournemouth (1500) Sunderland v Stoke City (1500) Swansea City v Arsenal (1500) Watford v Middlesbrough (1500) West Ham United v Crystal Palace (1500) Leicester City v Chelsea (1730) Chelsea seek to extend lead without Costa LONDON – Chelsea will seek to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League but make the trip to champions Leicester City amid reports that their key striker Diego Costa has been dropped from the …
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