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George Hill casually made a one-handed four-point play against the Cavaliers

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Hitting an NBA range three-pointer is hard enough. It’s even more difficult off of the dribble.

It’s even harder to do it with one hand. While being fouled. Indiana Pacers guard George Hill did all of those things. With ease.

Hill was being shadowed by Kyrie Irving, and when Hill tried to brush Irving off on a pick, Irving grabbed hold of Hill. It still didn’t stop him from draining the three. Irving tried to keep the Cavaliers’ one-point lead, and ending up giving them a three-point deficit.

The Pacers ended up winning the game 103-99.

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IMSA: Titles on the line at Petit Le Mans

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Heading into the season finale of the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, there’s several titles to sort out at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, the 10-hour enduro on Saturday at Road Atlanta.

In Prototype, Action Express Racing’s pair of Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi holds a 22-point lead over Jordan and Ricky Taylor. It would take something short of a miracle, or the No. 5 AXR Corvette DP falling out before either driver hits their minimum drive time, for them to fail to take the title.

Prototype Challenge saw Colin Braun and Jon Bennett clinch in the No. 54 CORE autosport Oreca FLM09 at Circuit of the Americas. The pair seeks a sweep of all four Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races, and will complete that with a win this weekend.

The GT Le Mans battle is fairly tight with Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer up seven points…

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Typhoon set to hit Japan on Sunday, putting GP schedule at risk

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The Japanese Grand Prix could be subject to a schedule change due to the threat of typhoon Phanfone, which is currently working its way through the Pacific.

The category four typhoon is set to hit Japan on race day, posing a challenge to the Formula 1 paddock to ensure that the full complement of weekend running can take place in spite of the weather.

In a statement issued by the FIA’s weather supplier, UBIMET, the severity of the storm was made clear, and it is understood that team managers and F1 leaders will hold discussions about amending the schedule to avoid the worst of the weather.

“On Thursday morning satellite images showed the eye of category-4-Typhoon PHANFONE, approximately 340 nautical miles (630 km) south of Iwo To in the Bonin Islands on Friday,” the statement reads. “It is expected to move northwestward, reaching a maximum mean wind intensity of 130 knots…

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Week 6 slate represents college football at its best

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College football does not have a preseason, but September effectively functioned as such in 2014. The first five weeks of football saw only nine games pitting ranked teams against each other, and six of those came in the first two weeks. (That number counts only where teams were ranked at kickoff, so Florida State-Oklahoma State does not count but Texas A&M-South Carolina does.)

So if this first season of college football’s Playoff era has reminded you of an old man easing into a bathtub, you’re not alone.

Thankfully, that’s all about to change.

The Week 6 slate has six games featuring ranked-on-ranked violence:

  • No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 12 Mississippi State (12 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  • No. 3 Alabama at No. 11 Ole Miss (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS)
  • No. 4 Oklahoma at No. 25 TCU (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX)
  • No. 14 Stanford at No. 9 Notre Dame (3:30 p.m. ET…

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Wild Place Harding On IR To Work On MS Medication

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Josh Harding has been perhaps the feel-good story of the NHL season, putting up numbers unmatched for a goalie after revealing that he has multiple sclerosis.

The Minnesota Wild goalie was placed on injured reserve Wednesday night to give him time to make adjustments to medication, and the team is confident he will return in top form.

“Over the next week, Josh will make a minor adjustment to his treatment protocol,” Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said in a statement issued by the team. “Josh feels great and he looks forward to rejoining our team for our game in Winnipeg on Dec. 27.”

That Fletcher put an exact timeline on Harding’s return is encouraging for a team that has leaned heavily on him to keep them in the playoff picture in the demanding Western Conference. Harding revealed this summer that he had been diagnosed with MS…

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VMAC Report 12/5: Wilson Downplays MVP Talk

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The numbers don’t lie.  Seattle’s Russell Wilson is playing the quarterback position better than any man in the NFC.  His performance Monday night against the Saints certainly grabbed the attention of the people who select the MVP.

Wilson in his typical team first manner deflected such lofty praise during his Thursday press conference at the VMAC

“The talk about the MVP candidate, I don’t worry about that, ” said Wilson. “I just worry about winning football games.  Obviously our running back (Marshawn Lynch), should be up for it because he’s one of the best if not the best running back in the game.”

Cornerback Richard Sherman was willing to lobby for Wilson to win the most valuable player honors.

“I would say he’s a leading MVP candidate.  If he’s not up there with the Peyton’s and the Tom Brady’s I don’t know what you need to do to be there,”…

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Track Toys

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Evo picks their favorite track toy from a list of cars that will never make it to the US…

Skip driving in traffic and just go to the track.

With such an heavy emphasis on outright performance, modern sports cars are better suited for the track than the street. They are just too fast for most public roads. So why buy a car that is compromised with the rules and regulations of the street when the only place you can really enjoy it is at the track? Go all out. Get something that doesn’t have to meet pedestrian impact rules or get 25 mpg.

Who cares about lap times?

Even at the track, comparing lap times between cars insanely pointless. Evo rightfully picked the car that was the most fun to drive, not the fastest. The notion of being fastest only applies to club or series racing. Head to head racing…

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VIDEO: Watch CBC’s awesome Maple Leafs-Canadiens montage

By Brian Stubits | Hockey writer | November 30, 2013 7:46 pm ET
It’s hard to find a better rivalry in hockey — nay, sports — than the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. It’s impossible to find a better montage maker than the CBC and Tim Thompson.

 

Normally we’re used to marvelling at the montages in the postseason and particularly when the Stanley Cup Final is finished but sometimes they can achieve near perfection in the regular season too as Thompson’s latest did on Saturday night.

Even if you aren’t a fan of either of the Original Six Canadian squads good luck not getting goose bumps listening to Luciano Pavarotti provide the perfect tone for an epic collection of rivalry highlights.

There was some additional focus on the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast given it was the first broadcast since the mega TV deal was announced earlier this week in Canada and the CBC gave a great reminder as to why it would be a shame to ever see the CBC’s role in the NHL diminished.

Please click here for original article by Brian Stubits at CBS Sports.

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November 27, 1940 (a Wednesday)

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On this date, Chinese-American martial artist, actor, filmmaker, writer, and philosopher (Bruce) Lee Jun Fan was born in the hour of the Dragon (between 6:00 and 8:00 am) in the year of the Dragon (according to the Chinese zodiac) at the Jackson Street Hospital in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  Today, a plaque in the hospital’s entry commemorates the place of his birth.  His father was in San Francisco while on tour with the Cantonese Opera at the time, so Bruce Lee was actually raised at the family home in Hong Kong.  It was there at the age of 13 that Bruce began his first formal training in martial arts with Master Yip Man, who taught the Wing Chun style of gung fu (or kung fu).

One of Bruce’s recollections of his many training experiences with Yip Man is personally significant to me. It is from an essay he wrote for…

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Bruce Lee: The philosopher and poet

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On the 27th of November 1940, Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco’s Chinatown, US. Mostly known for his acting career and his masterful martial arts roles in such movies as The Big Boss(1971), Fist of Fury (1972), Way of the Dragon (1972),Enter the Dragon (1973) and The Game of Death(1973), Lee should be also remembered for his passionate approach to philosophy, art and poetry. All of these trails became important elements of his own life philosophy, which he summarised as follows: “Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot… Be water, my friend.”

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