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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from cost-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The Golden State Warriors could wait for so long before they let the hammer down on the Oklahoma City Thunder in their last meeting in San Francisco.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from cost-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. After Sunday night’s 79-67 victory over Cincinnati the UCLA Bruins Lonzo Ball (18 ), Bryce Alford (16 ), JF Leaf ( 11), ). Ike Anigbogu (6) and Hamilton ( 10) will need to continue with a real balanced effort.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from cost-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The star GMs and recruiting scouts who will be in Indy to see everyone in the 2017 class who would like to become stars in the NFL.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from cost-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Former college football player and wrestler who has turned himself into a leading actor in Hollywood is DeWayne Johnson.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from cost-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Magic Johnson, the Lakers new advisor, says he wants Kobe Bryant in the Lakers front office. With Magic and Kobe back in the team’s fold this duo could make some beautiful music again!

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. There are a lot of sports fans who will be honoring all of the former Presidents, with the exception of that clown (Donald J. Trump) presently in the White House on Presidents Day. These fans are my heroes.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The Lakers ‘Luol Deng, a native of South Sudan who has dual citizenship in Sudan and Britain. Deng says he’s happy to be in America and he wants to help other refugees find homes in L.A. and other places, So if Deng doesn’t invite President Donald Trump to dinner you know why.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The Super Bowl L1 will feature the winner of the NFC Green Bay Packers vs. the Atlanta Falcons and the AFC Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Even before the L.A. Rams and L.A. Chargers’ new coaches Sean McVay of the Rams and Justin Turner get their bags unpacked L.A. Times writer Michael Hiltzik says: “The NFL will eventually get tired of Inglewood too.”

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The controversial U.S. Presidential race won by Republican President-Elect Donald J. Trump vs. Democratic nominee Hillary Rodman Clinton is the biggest political sports story of the world.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Before USC and Penn State took the field for the 103rd Rose Bowl Game a trio of great Olympians took the field as Grand Marshalls. They are Janet Evans, Allyson Felix and Greg Louganis. The Trojans jumped off to a 10-0 start in the first 10 minutes of the game. USC went on and took a 27-21 into the locker room at half time.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Happy holidays to you and yours! May 2017 all you and yours expected to be and more. Especially good heath and more happiness and joy you and yours can handle.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The Cleveland Cavs’ LeBron James explains his job this way: “That’s my job, to be the only person ever to put those numbers up.” The James is the only player in NBA history with at least 27,000 points, and 7,000 assists.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The cool California climate is sunny and there is not a cloud in the sky or any earthquake rumblings being heard.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. It’s Fight On for the USC Trojans vs. the Fighting Irish from Notre Dame of South Bend, Indiana, Saturday at the L.A. Coliseum. The Trojans dumped the Irish in one of the biggest upsets ever.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The way the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers rolled to the crown and the way the Cleveland Indians are operating in the MLB playoffs, Coach Hue Jackson’s Cleveland Browns must feel like 0-0-6 motherless children. Now things, don’t look as though they are going to get any better for the Browns.

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Notes,quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Is the Oakland Raiders’ Marquette Lewis the best black punter in the NFL? I think so!

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops here in between and beyond. The L.A. Dodgers fourth consecutive division championship flag should be flying in Chavez Ravine before this edition hits the streets. The magic number was seven before the San Francisco Giants left L.A.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond.Both the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings have black quarterbacks. The Seattle Seahawks’ duo are Russell Wilson and Trevone Boykin ....... The Vikings’ pair are Todd Bridgewater and Shuan Hill....Both of these black QBs could run their teams right into Super Bowl 51.

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The big moment for Alyson Felix was when she anchored the final leg of the women’s four by four 400-meters relay for American’s sixth consecutive Olympic gold event. Action photos of both Felix and gymnast Simone Biles appeared on the front pages of publications around the world.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Should the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first year head coach Tyron Lue be sitting on top of the world with the NBA title and a new $35 million five-year contract in his second season? And with Captain LeBron James still hanging around at least before he will be eligible for free agency. C.J. McCollum will be hanging around with the Portland Trailblazers with a $106 million four-year contract. These two aforementioned contracts aren’t too tacky.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. It’s a done deal! Tiger Woods will miss all four majors in the same year for the first time. This means Tiger will go an entire year without playing.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Rajon Rondo has a new home with the Chicago Bulls after being traded to the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls gave Rondo a two-year contract for $30 million to obtain his services.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Both the Lakers and Clippers are claiming they got the men they wanted in the NBA Draft. The Lakers claim they are as happy about their No. 2 pick in Brandon Ingram from Duke as Captain LeBron James and the rest of the world champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Back during the depression days, the Gods of color of the sports world were Joe Louis, Jessie Owens and Jack Johnson, since then have been added to that list are Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell, K.C. Jones, Jim Brown, Tiger Woods, the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus Williams, Arthur Ashe, Lenny Wilkens and zillions of others.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Another history maker, Mae Rallins, a two-time Olympian coach, died since the last edition. Stephen Curry told Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins: “The Voice of the Warriors Dares You to Define him.” Curry made this headline come as he helped the Warriors bounce to knot the Western finals playoff at 1-1 in cooling down OKC’s Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Another history maker, Mae Rallins, a two-time Olympian coach, died since the last edition. Stephen Curry told Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins: “The Voice of the Warriors Dares You to Define him.”

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Note, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Earl Watson is scheduled to open the 2016- 2017 season as the youngest coach in the NBA, Watson says he wanted to be a coach since the first day he walked into Coach John Wooden office as a UCLA freshman, Watson was hired as an interim coach for the Phoenix Suns, Watson recently signed a three year contract with the Suns.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Whether you are shot in the back or in the front of your body you can be just as dead. It has now been discovered that New Orleans Super Bowl star Will Smith was shot in his back.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Kobe Bryant’s legend will live forever! The Lakers should find a top executive job for their 18-year All-Star, five time NBA title winner and Hall of Fame bound star for his glorious 20-year career. No top executive position for Kobe! There should No Lakers!

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The 2018 game will mark the sixth time the All-Star Game will have been played in Los Angeles.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. QB Peyton Manning will be long remembered and not soon forgotten. His historic feat of winning Super Bowls for two different teams, the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos (including Super Bowl 50) for collecting five MVPs along the way.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Baltimore running back Ray Rice was suspended for beating and dragging his girlfriend, Janay Palmer—now his wife—threw an elevator unconscious. Rice was reinstated but no team has signed him. Will a team reinstate him? On only time will tell.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The Ken Griffey family are fighters and winners. Ken Griffey, Sr. and his Hall of Fame son, Ken Griffey, Jr. found out within days both his mother and father had cancer. Nothing was any more heart breaking than that. Ken, Sr. told his son he had to talk to him. “Your mom (Birdie) has colon cancer.” Jr. got up the next and called his mom. She asked did your dad tell you what was wrong with him? Griffey, Jr., answered. “No. Birdie’s turn. He has prostate cancer.”

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The way Dillon Brooks is playing (16.2 points average and a 16-4 report card) Oregon’s Coach Dana Altman may be unable to keep Brooks around. He’s that good.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. The wait is over! Finally, it was a long time coming, but St. Louis Rams returns to play in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum one more time after a 21-year absence.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Ohio State’s QB J.T. Barrett should be a high pick in the NFL Draft. His play against Notre Dame and throughout the 2015 campaign was outstanding. Will the real Tom Brady show up for his next Playoff game vs. Peyton Manning. Brady and his Patriots go into the Playoffs vs Denver with an unusual 14-2 report card.

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How important will Luc Mbah a Moute be for the L.A. Clippers, if he continues his fine current play. He was allowing .562 points per defensive possessions. Only the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (.542) was among players with .50 defensive possessions. The Clippers were 7-2 in games he started after the team’s 105-102 OT victory vs. the Detroit Pistons.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. L.A. Dodgers first manager of color will have a number of other firsts to make. No.1 on the list will be a World Series winner.

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Notes, quotes, and things picked up on the run from coast-to coast and all the stops in between and beyond. . The Clippers’ center DeAndre Jordan isn’t a popular man in Dallas Maverick Country. A Dallas fan held the following sign; “DeAndre!Your! Word Is! As Terrible! As Your Free Throw’s.” . The Golden State Warriors’ 9-0 start ties a franchise record. . The OKC Thunder’s Kevin Durant injury in his team’s 125-101 win vs. the Washington; Durant has averaged 28.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3-0 assists and 1.3 blocks to a 5.3 start. . Hall of Famer Lou Brock has had his left leg amputated. Brock is 76. Brock stole a major league record 938 and 118 a then record in 1974. Brock batted .391 with four homeruns and 10 steals in 21 World Series games.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to coast and all the stops in between and beyond. . How many pro fights did Muhammad Ali have in his career? The answer is 61 according to Ebony Magazine. . John H. Johnson the late founder and publisher of Ebony Magazine had it right when he declared; “Failure is a word I don’t accept.

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The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Sunday, Sunday, Sunday was the most exciting and thrilling NFL and World Series grabbing headlines day of the year. The Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets in five games in overtime, 12 innings 7-2 to capture the championship for the first time in two decades.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast- to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. . Check This! After the 7th week only 10 NFL teams had winning records and only five were unbeaten. . Kentucky’s Coach John Calipari says it wasn’t the team’s goal to win the NCAA title or win all of their games but to send eight players to the NBA. Now if you believe that I have some swamp land in my back yard I will sell you. . And the beat continues!

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Joe Carter is still celebrating his World Series game winning homerun in the 1993 contest for the Toronto Blue Jays. It was two decades ago. One of his teammates on the Blue Jays was Dave Stewart, currently the General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Carter was a five time all-star and Hall of Fame candidate and batted .396 and smacked .396 during a six team MLB career. Carter led the majors in RBIs during those years. For the record Toronto is the only remaining team in the Playoffs that has played in a World Series.

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quotes and things picked up on the run from coast to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. . New York Yankee closer CC Sabathia shocked the baseball world and especially his teammates by checking himself into a rehab center on the eve of the Yankee’s AL Playoff opener vs the Houston Astros. Sabathia, it was such a surprise because CC is such an impeccable image and his friends both inside and outside of baseball hopefully, others with addiction problems will have the strength to emulate Sabathia. He added: “I want my kids—and others who may have become fans of mine over the years –to know that I am not too big of a man to ask for help!

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Now that L.A. Clippers owner is the richest sports owner for the second year in a row, his players shouldn't be afraid to ask him to share some of his pretty little green ones with them. Forbes says Clippers owner has net worth of $21.6 billion. He's 21st overall on the Forbes ranking of the 400 richest American.

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The Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz smacked his 498th homer vs. in a 10-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. A Federal Judge has ruled to remove all those penalties from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s tab and give back the team’s draft picks. Tom Brady and his Pats beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 28-21 in their Thursday night opener.

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Ex-New Orleans Saints star Jimmy Graham feels he has found a home with the Seattle Seahawks. Reason: “Now I come out here, and me and Russ—it’s almost like the brother who is your long-lost twin, I guess.Their connection could be on the field and also off the field. We get along so well. He’s just been awesome.”

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

LeBron James has time for more things to do than being the best basketball player in the world. He has time for the young people of his home town of Akron and around the world. Check This! Every kid who finishes his program he has partnered with the University of Akron will go to college for free. Keep on helping LeBron, the world needs more men like you.

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I’m with USC Athletic Director Pat Haden that Reggie Bush, former Trojan Heisman Trophy winner, should be welcomed back to Trojan land. Bush’s contributions can’t be erased no matter what the NCAA does or says. And the beat continues! The qualifying standard for this Summer Olympic’s Long Jump competition is 26-feet 7 inches. Two NFL players, Buffalo Bills’ Marquise Goodwin (27-5 ½) and Marquis Denby (28-5-1/2) are Olympic Games contenders.

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Matt Barnes wants his ex-L.A. Clippers teammates to know that when he steps on the court with the Memphis Grizzlies their friendship is put on put hold. Barnes admits DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin et al were the best of friends, but that’s now history.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Prince Fielder and Lorenzo Cain will be among the MLB American League All-Stars major hitters. The L.A. Angeles’ Mike Trout was the first back to back MVP of the All-Star Classic. Trout was the first player to smack a home run in the first inning since Bo Jackson. The AL won the All-Star game 6-3 and home field honors in the World Series.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Did you know that the WNBA has an all-male practice squad. Many of the other WNBA have men on their practice squads.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Owner Joe Jacob, Co-Owner…Coach Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry, regular season MVP and Playoff Finals MVP Andre Iguodala (16.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. His teammates Stephen Curry (25 points, rebounds, and nine assists. The Cavaliers Timofey Mozgov hit for 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Cav’s LeBron James hit for 32 points 18 rebounds and nine assists in a losing cause.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. If the 3-2 Golden State Warriors weren’t victorious June 16th there will be a game seven tonight (June 18) in Oakland with the winner named NBA Champions. Consequently, the results of game six was not known at press time. If the Warriors won game six there will not be a game seven for nobody.

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Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner will be the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPN party next month.

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You expect those Williams (Serena and Venus) to win virtually every time out.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond.

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Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond.

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UCLA should be well rested (after a bye week) and rested to make it three straight vs. cross town rival USC on Nov. 22.

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Prayers have paid dividends for the Ohio State football team. Plantation (Fla) American Heritage High’s Torrance Gibson, the No. 2 QB in the nation says prayers paid a role in his decision to attend 0hio State. “I prayed about it, everyone prayed about it” Gibson talked to 24/7 sports about his choice.

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The L.A. Clippers finished pre-season play with a 2-6 report card. The Clippers open the regular season tonight (Oct. 30) against the OKC Thunder led by Russell Westbrook, but minus the injured MVP Kevin Durant.

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wo of the seven new coaches in the NFL are men of color with high hopes. The two “newbies” are the Tampa Bucs’ Lovie Smith, former head man for the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions’ Leslie Frazier, ex-Minnesota Vikings leader.

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