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On Pro Basketball: Lob City Is Dead, but the Clippers May Be the Best Show in L.A.

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On Pro BasketballImageClippers Coach Doc Rivers said the team may not have landed any big-time free agents this summer, but building a team around tough, gritty players like Montrezl Harrell, center, has paid off.CreditCreditSteve Dykes/Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Tobias Harris boarded a private plane in Detroit last January with Avery Bradley and Boban Marjanovic. The… Read More

Magic 111, 76ers 106: Jimmy Butler Can’t Prevent Collapse in 76ers Debut

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Magic 111, 76ers 106ImageJimmy Butler immediately joined the starting lineup in Philadelphia’s game against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.CreditCreditJohn Raoux/Associated PressThe Jimmy Butler era in Philadelphia got off to a bit of a rocky start.The two-way star played his first game for the 76ers on Wednesday, joining the starting lineup and looking sharp at times… Read More

Serena Williams Is GQ’s ‘Woman’ of the Year. Fans Ask: What’s With the Quotation Marks?

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ImageSerena Williams at the French Open in June. Ms. Williams has often discussed struggles with sexism.CreditCreditClive Brunskill/Getty ImagesGQ did not name Serena Williams its 2018 Woman of the Year on its cover. It named her its 2018 “Woman” of the Year — and the quotation marks made a troubling difference to her fans.The men’s fashion… Read More

The Players to Watch in Dubai

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ImageThe par-4 15th hole on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, site of the European Tour’s final event of the season.CreditCreditDavid Cannon/Getty ImagesThe DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, contested this week at Jumeirah Golf Estates, celebrates its 10th edition as the European Tour season’s finish line. Lee Westwood ran… Read More