UCLA Basketball Coach Benches 3 Players Arrested For Shoplifting in China

UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were arrested Nov. 7 in Hangzhou, China, on suspicion of shoplifting, and were accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store. The freshmen were arrested just days ahead of their scheduled season opener in Shanghai. Shoplifting in China can carry a prison sentence between three and 10 years in prison.

UCLA basketball players arrested in China ahead of Trump’s visit: reports

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Dwight Howard Fined $25K By NBA For Obscene Gesture Towards Fan

Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for making an obscene gesture toward a fan during Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Howard made the gesture during a stoppage in play late in the second quarter, shortly after he got assessed a technical foul for jawing with the referees.

NBA fines Dwight Howard $25K for gesture

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Former Phillies Pitcher Roy Halladay Killed In Plane Crash

Roy Halladay, an eight-time All-Star pitcher who retired from baseball in 2013, has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida. He was 40 years old.  Halladay was an eight-time All-Star in his 16-year career with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. He threw a perfect game during the 2010 season and a no-hitter that postseason.

Former MLB star Roy Halladay killed in plane crash

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San Antonio Spurs First-Rounder Derrick White Fractures Wrist

 San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White has a fractured right wrist and is out indefinitely. The Spurs said Monday that White was hurt on Saturday during a game for the Austin Spurs against the Texas Legends. A timeline for White’s return will be determined later.

Spurs’ White fractures wrist, out indefinitely

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Finalists for 2017 MVP, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, And Manager Of The Year Awards Announced

On Monday, Major League Baseball and the Baseball Writers Association of American (BBWAA) announced the finalists for the 2017 Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player awards in the American League and National League. 

Finalists for MVP, Cy Young, rookie of the year awards

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Redskins Pull Off Stunning Upset Over Seahawks

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins shook off a tough game, aided by a number of key starters missing, and in one of their biggest wins in awhile he led the Redskins to a stunning upset over the Seattle Seahwak, with a 17-14 victory which moved the Redskins to 4-4.  The Seahawks had won 27 of their past 33 games at home. 

Redskins, with key starters missing, pull off stunning upset of Seahawks

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Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson Out 3-4 Weeks With Calf Injury

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced center Tristan Thompson will miss three to four weeks after suffering a left calf strain.  He suffered the injury during Cleveland’s 124-107 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night after leaving the game in the second quarter. 

Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson out 3-4 weeks with left calf strain

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Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson Reportedly Tears ACL During Practice

Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in practice, and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. A MRI exam confirmed the initial diagnosis for Watson, a strong Pro Bowl candidate prior to getting hurt while running a toss sweep during a non-contact drill during an outdoor practice session. 

Deshaun Watson done for season after suffering torn ACL in Texans practice

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Houston Astros Win First World Series In Franchise History, Defeating Dodgers

The Houston Astros are World Series champions for the first time in their 56-year history as an MLB franchise. The Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the 2017 Fall Classic at Dodger Stadium. Highlights included a two-run homer by Astros’ George Springer, which was his fifth of the series, tying a World Series record. Springer was named World Series MVP.

THE HOUSTON ASTROS ARE WORLD SERIES CHAMPS! Here are the big plays and moments everybody will be talking about

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Celtics Forward Gordon Hayward Opens Up About Suffering Leg Injury

Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward suffered a horrifying injury on the opening night of the NBA season, and now he’s sharing details of the incident. Hayward, who inked a lucrative four-year, $128-million U.S. deal with the Celtics this past summer, fractured his left tibia and dislocated his ankle just minutes into his Boston debut. 

Hayward details injury, expects to miss season

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