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Davis breaks Wilt's ASG scoring mark, wins MVP

11:06 PM ET NEW ORLEANS — Pelicans star Anthony Davis openly proclaimed ahead of Sunday’s All-Star Game that he was going after the MVP award, and didn’t make his master plans on how to do so much of a secret. “Coach Gentry already told me every time I catch it to put it up,” said Davis upon being selected to his fourth straight spot on the Western Conference team. The Western Conference All-Stars seemed to have no problems feeding him on his home floor. Davis took a game-high 39 shots ...

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Logano wins Clash at Daytona after late crash

1:52 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joey Logano won the Clash at Daytona on Sunday, stealing a victory when leader Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski wrecked on the final lap. Hamlin led much of the 75-lap exhibition event, which was postponed a day because of rain, but lost control while trying to block Keselowski just after taking the white flag for the final lap. Logano slid by on the outside as Hamlin and Keselowski slowed down low. It was Logano’s first Clash victory in nine tries and ...

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Plumber wins workers' rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers

A plumber has won a legal battle for working rights in the latest significant court ruling over freelance operations in the modern workplace. Gary Smith wanted to reduce his working days at Pimlico Plumbers following a heart attack. The Court of Appeal agreed with tribunal that said he was entitled to basic workers’ rights although he was technically self-employed. The decision is the latest to side with workers in a flexible workforce. This is the highest court to consider such a case and the ruling will now be closely read ...

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Warriors owner 'hurt' after MJ dismisses 73 wins

1:42 PM ET ESPN.com news services Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob says Michael Jordan isn’t impressed with the team’s record win total from last season. Lacob said Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Hornets and a member of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team that won the NBA title after a then-record 72 regular-season wins, relayed his thoughts when the two had dinner in New York with other owners during the collective bargaining agreement negotiations. “People were drinking, having a good time and all that. But there was a moment ...

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Popovich ties Sloan for most wins with one team

1:30 AM ET SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich tied the NBA record for the most career wins with one franchise Thursday night, capturing his 1,127th in a 102-86 triumph over the Philadelphia 76ers. “When you get all those wins, it’s just a longevity thing more than anything,” Popovich said. “So I’m thankful for having the job for a while.” Popovich tied the record set by Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz, thanks in part to the Spurs forcing a season-high 24 turnovers, while Kawhi Leonard led ...

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'Wheelchair v buggy': Man wins Supreme Court case

A disabled man has won a Supreme Court case after a dispute with a woman with a buggy over wheelchair space on a bus. It means bus drivers may have to do more to accommodate wheelchair users. Wheelchair user Doug Paulley brought his case after he was told he could not get on a bus to Leeds in 2012, when a mother with a pushchair refused to move. He had argued operator FirstGroup’s “requesting, not requiring” policy was discriminatory. The court allowed the appeal, but to a limited extent. It ...

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Wins for Jackson, Watson boost Heisman drama

7:15 AM ET ATLANTA — Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Maxwell Award and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson won the Davey O’Brien Award during the Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, creating some exciting buildup to the Heisman Trophy presentation Saturday in New York. The Maxwell Award is given to the college player of the year, while the Davey O’Brien Award is awarded to the nation’s best quarterback. Jackson and Watson are among the five finalists for the Heisman, the sport’s most prestigious individual award, making a two-man race ...

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London-based artist Helen Marten wins Britain's Turner Prize

London-based artist Helen Marten has won this year’s Turner Prize, receiving 25,000 pounds at Britain’s annual contemporary art award. Originally from the northern English town of Macclesfield, Marten creates her installations through sculpture, screen printing and writing. At London’s Tate Britain museum, which is displaying the works of all four Turner Prize contenders, she showcased collage-like presentations of everyday day objects such as cotton buds, shoe soles, limes, coins, marbles and eggs. The award, established in 1984 and named after the English 19th century landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, is given ...

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Overwatch Wins Game of the Year at 2016 Game Awards; All the Winners Revealed

[UPDATE] That’s a wrap! The show has now ended, with Overwatch taking the Game of the Year honors this year. Scroll down to see a rundown of all the winners, which are in bold. GAME OF THE YEAR For a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields. Doom (id Software/Bethesda) Inside (Playdead) Overwatch (Blizzard) Titanfall 2 (Respawn/Electronic Arts) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment) BEST GAME DIRECTION Recognizing a game studio for outstanding creative vision, game direction and design. Blizzard (for ...

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Fillon wins French conservative primary

Francois Fillon is to be the conservative candidate in next year’s French presidential election after his rival Alain Juppe conceded defeat. Early results show Mr Fillon had won Sunday’s run-off by nearly 70% with more than half of polling stations counted. Mr Fillon said action was now needed to build a fairer society. He is likely to face a Socialist candidate and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen in next April’s election. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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