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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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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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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Celtics’ Thomas sinks Hawks in Horford’s return to Atlanta

Thabo Sefolosha (R) of the Atlanta Hawks attempts a steal against Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics at Philips ArenaBoston guard Isaiah Thomas drained the game-winner in the waning seconds Friday to make first-year Celtics teammate Al Horford victorious in his return to Atlanta. The Celtics triumphed 103-101, snapping the Hawks' seven-game winning streak. Thomas sealed the win with a step-back jump shot with two seconds left, scoring 13 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter.

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Lara knocks out Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight belt

Erislandy Lara celebrates after defeating Yuri Foreman in their WBA super welterweight championship bout, at Hialeah Park in Miami, Florida, on January 13, 2017Erislandy Lara knocked out Yuri Foreman with a crushing left uppercut in the fourth round to retain his World Boxing Association super welterweight world title. Cuban southpaw Lara on Friday made good on his vow to make a statement against former champ Foreman, even though the knockdown he was credited with in round three looked more like a slip by the challenger. One round later, however, there was no doubt as his well-placed uppercut sent Foreman, a Belarus-born fighter based in the United States, reeling.

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Westbrook’s 19th triple-double not enough for Thunder

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder scored 21 points with 11 rebounds and 12 assists in 36 minutes on the court against the Minnesota TimberwolvesOklahoma City star Russell Westbrook's 19th triple-double of the season wasn't enough as the Thunder fell 96-86 to the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. Westbrook, the NBA's leading scorer and top candidate for Most Valuable Player honors as the season approaches the halfway stage, scored 21 points with 11 rebounds and 12 assists in 36 minutes on the court.

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Tennis – ‘Mentally strong’ Nishikori ready for big titles

Tennis - 'Mentally strong' Nishikori ready for big titles– Japanese star Kei Nishikori said he's become more mature and mentally stronger and he's now ready to convert his immense promise into Grand Slam success. The 27-year-old, the highest-ranked Asian men's singles player ever, has won 11 career titles but never a major championship, going closest at the 2014 US Open where he lost in the final to Marin Cilic. After making the second week of all four Grand Slams last year, with a semi-final appearance at Flushing Meadows the highlight, he is determined to go a step further this year.

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Tennis – ‘Selfish’ Serena says engagement hasn’t sunk in

Tennis - 'Selfish' Serena says engagement hasn't sunk in– A glowing Serena Williams said she's so focused on trying to win another Grand Slam title she hasn't let her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian sink in. The American powerhouse broke the news of her impending nuptials with a poem in late December on her verified Reddit account, revealing that the 33-year-old went down on one knee during a trip to Rome. "I've said from the beginning, I just didn't want to think about it until after Australia because Grand Slams mean a lot to me," she said on Saturday.

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