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Haley: US will send a full delegation of athletes to Olympics

Haley: US will send a full delegation of athletes to Olympics

OLYMPICS
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyHaley: 'Open question' if US athletes will attend Olympics amid North Korea tensionsHaley: Trump isn't deciding who controls east Jerusalem Emergency UN Security Council meeting called after Trump's Jerusalem announcement: reportMORE confirmed on Sunday that the U.S. will send a full delegation of athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, clearing up confusion sparked when she said last week that it was an "open question." "Yes, we are," Haley told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" when asked whether the U.S. would send its full team in February. ADVERTISEMENT"If you look back, we have always talked about security in the Olympics. We have always talked about keeping our athletes sa...
NBA games Saturday, scores, highlights: Harden scores 48; Rockets win ninth in row

NBA games Saturday, scores, highlights: Harden scores 48; Rockets win ninth in row

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Welcome back NBA fans, sports fans and those who just want to party. There's 10 NBA games this Saturday beginning with an early matinee and stretching into the evening.Let's get into it.NBA scores for Saturday, Dec. 9Washington Wizards 112, Los Angeles Clippers 113 (box score)Miami Heat 101, Brooklyn Nets 89 (box score)Los Angeles Lakers 110, Charlotte Hornets 99 (box score)Orlando Magic 110,t Atlanta Hawks 117 (box score)Philadelphia 76ers 98, Cleveland Cavaliers 105 (box score)New York Knicks 102, Chicago Bulls 104 (box score)Utah Jazz 100, Milwaukee Bucks 117 (box score)Oklahoma City Thunder 102, Memphis Grizzlies 101 (box score)San Antonio Spurs 104, Phoenix S...

Lindsey Vonn injures back during World Cup race, but her father says she's 'okay'

OLYMPICS
Lindsey Vonn winces in pain after crossing the finish line Saturday. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn injured her back Saturday during a World Cup Super-G race in St. Moritz, Switzerland.As you can see from the video, Vonn looked tentative on the course and collapsed to the snow after crossing the finish line with a time that put her in 24th place, 1.56 seconds behind winner Jasmine Flury of Switzerland:Video of Lindsey Vonn suffering a back injury in her run, dropping to the snow after finishing (sorry no sound). pic.twitter.com/QLTywWlb1E— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) December 9, 2017The Associated Press reports that Vonn limped slowly to a waiting car about an hour after the race. However, her father told the AP she was “okay.” An update on her condition is expected
Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13 (Dec 09, 2017)

Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13 (Dec 09, 2017)

Sports
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yard field goal in the swirling snow on the final play and Army held off Navy 14-13 Saturday to win its first Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy since 1996. Army (9-3) earned its second straight win over Navy (6-6) following 14 straight losses in the series. Ahmad Bradshaw pushed over the goal line on a quarterback sneak with 5:10 remaining and Blake Wilson kicked the extra point to put Army ahead. Quarterback Malcolm Perry, who ran for 250 yards and a 68-yard score in the second quarter, then led Navy to the Army 31 with 3 seconds left. Navy elected to try a field goal, and after about 10 players used their feet to clear the steady snow during a timeout, Moehring’s kick was long enough but drifted barely left. Army cut its deficit in t
Classy moment cricket star Ellyse Perry races over to check on young boy who was struck in the head with a ball she hit …

Classy moment cricket star Ellyse Perry races over to check on young boy who was struck in the head with a ball she hit …

CRICKET
Cricket star Ellyse Perry has shown her class by checking on spectator hit by ballShe was the first to race over to the young boy who was struck by a powerful sixThe heartwarming incident happened in first Women's Big Bash League gameBy Sam Duncan For Daily Mail AustraliaPublished: 05:22 EST, 9 December 2017 | Updated: 08:32 EST, 9 December 2017 Cricket star Ellyse Perry has shown her class by racing over to check on a young boy struck in the head by a ball.Perry smashed a six during the Sydney Sixers clash with the Melbourne Stars on Saturday night and but reacted instantly when the ball hit a fan.She was the first player to run all the way across the field to check on the spectator, believed to be no older than 10.Cricket star Ellyse Perry has shown her class by racing over to ...
CIF football: Serra sets school record to reach state finals

CIF football: Serra sets school record to reach state finals

FOOTBALL
Serra couldn’t prevent UCLA-commit Kazmeir Allen from breaking a national record, but it hardly mattered Friday night at Bob Mathias Stadium in Tulare during the CIF NorCal Division 2-AA championship bowl game.The Padres booked a return trip to next weekend’s state finals at Sacramento State with a record-setting performance of their own in an electrifying 76-43 victory over Tulare Union.Serra (12-2) found the end zone 11 times — 3 passing, 7 rushing, 1 fumble return — to surpass the previous school record for most points in a single game, 69, set in 2003.Next up is SoCal champion Cajon (14-1) of San Bernardino, which won a shootout of its own 70-23 over Rancho Verde (12-2) of Moreno Valley.It’s the second appearance in the state finals for the Padres, who last year fell 42-40 in the CI
International Fencing Chief, A Russian Oligarch, Protests Olympics Ban On Russia

International Fencing Chief, A Russian Oligarch, Protests Olympics Ban On Russia

OLYMPICS
A leading Russian sports official has urged the International Olympic Committee to reconsider its ban on the country participating in the Pyeongchang Olympics.Alisher Usmanov, the president of the International Fencing Federation, said on December 8 that the ban contradicts "the principles of the Olympic movement" as well as the legal principle of "No guilt, no punishment."By banning some innocent athletes as well as guilty ones, the ban "violates the basic human rights and undermines the trust in law and justice," said the Uzbekistan-born oligarch, who is a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a letter to the IOC's executive board.Although the IOC provided an avenue for drug-free Russian athletes to compete at the games, which run from February 9 to 25, Usmanov said the p...
Sports Digest: Cape Elizabeth native scores in World Cup event

Sports Digest: Cape Elizabeth native scores in World Cup event

Score Center
BIATHLONCape Elizabeth native scores in World Cup eventCape Elizabeth native Claire Egan finished 35th in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint to earn her first biathlon World Cup points of the year Friday and earn a spot in the 10K pursuit at the IBU World Cup 2 event in Hochfilzen, Austria.Egan had two penalties on the range and finished in 1:56.1, behind first-place finisher Darya Domracheva of Belarus. Only eight of the 102 finishers shot clean.If Egan finishes in the top 30 in the pursuit Saturday she will automatically earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.OLYMPICSHALFPIPE: David Wise took a major step in his bid to capture back-to-back gold medals, winning a World Cup competition at Copper Mountain, Colorado, that counts as an Olympic qualifier.Wise won with a score of 92.40 and was f

The USTA is taking tennis to outer space

TENNIS
[embedded content]Tennis is going to outer space. Seriously. On March 9, 2018 the USTA and NASA astronaut A.J. ‘Drew’ Feustel will play a match in space, fueled by Net Generation.We're exciting the next generation of tennis greatest about space exploration! Nothing is impossible ????????????. #USTASocial#TminusNetGenerationhttps://t.co/yM6ZLD9MaZ — Qianna Smith (@Qianna_Smith) December 8, 2017Feustel will be in space as a member of NASA's Expedition 55, along with another NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold and crew mate Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos.Feustel also happens to be a tennis player and fan.“Tennis is one of my loves, actually tennis is because of my love,” Feustel said in a press conference on Thursday. “Tennis came into my life later, after I met my wife.
Imagining Daniel Bryan's Return to WWE Ring If He Gets Medically Cleared

Imagining Daniel Bryan's Return to WWE Ring If He Gets Medically Cleared

WWE
Credit: WWE.comFrom the moment he retired in 2016 because of a history of concussion complications, fans have impatiently waited for the moment Daniel Bryan would be cleared to return to the squared circle and compete against the current crop of WWE Superstars, with whom many believe he could have extraordinary matches.Recent storyline developments may not point to a return to the ring, but they have sparked the fans' imaginations, creating questions as to what Bryan's return to the WWE ring may look like if he could get medically cleared to compete.With ongoing story developments taken into consideration, this is what Bryan's return to the squared circle would look like.          A Feud with AuthorityBryan has never appeared overly comfortable in his role ...