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Kevin Durant's triple-double carries Golden State Warriors to victory

Kevin Durant's triple-double carries Golden State Warriors to victory

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It was originally supposed to be Stephen Curry's night. But instead, the night clearly belonged to Kevin Durant. With Curry and Draymond Green sidelined with injuries, Durant stepped into the spotlight and led the Golden State Warriors to a 101-87 victory over the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday night at the Spectrum Center. Durant notched his ninth career triple-double, finishing with 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and seemingly taking the game into his own hands whenever he wished. He scored 16 points in the first quarter to set the tone as the Warriors led by as many as 26 in the first half. Durant said it was a matter of everyone stepping up as Charlotte native Curry was out with a sprained ankle and Green was a late scratch with a sore shoulder. The Warriors also...
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors rally past New Orleans Pelicans

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors rally past New Orleans Pelicans

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NEW ORLEANS -- Stephen Curry scored a team-high 31 points, and Nick Young and Klay Thompson combined for 18 points in the fourth quarter as Golden State erased a 20-point halftime deficit and defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 125-115 Monday night at the Smoothie King Center. The Warriors (19-6) trailed by as many as 21 points late in the second quarter and by 20 at halftime. The comeback was their second best of the season. They overcame a 24-point deficit against the Philadelphia 76ers on Nov. 18. The Warriors, who have beaten New Orleans in 20 of the past 21 meetings, outscored the Pelicans 76-46 in the second half after trailing 69-49 at the half. New Orleans (12-12) was led by Jrue Holiday's season-high 34 points and E'Twaun Moore's career-high 28 points. Thompson scored 22 points and ...
Vicky Chen: Teen actress beats veterans at Golden Horse awards

Vicky Chen: Teen actress beats veterans at Golden Horse awards

Entertainment
A teenage newcomer has beaten established stars to win best supporting actress at the film awards dubbed the Chinese-language Oscars.Vicky Chen, 14, was nominated at the Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful.Her co-star, Hong Kong veteran Kara Wai, won the best actress gong, which Chen was also nominated for.The awards are held annually in Taiwan and are open to Chinese-language films. The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful, a crime drama centred around a wealthy family, was nominated in seven categories and won in three, including best film.Chen was also nominated for best actress for her role in Angels Wear White. She plays a hotel maid who witnesses a sexual assault and grapples with the decision of reporting it.Despite losing to Wai in that p...
World Athletics Championships: Sir Mo Farah remains on track for golden double

World Athletics Championships: Sir Mo Farah remains on track for golden double

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Sir Mo Farah remained on track for a golden double at the World Championships but refused to take a fairytale finale for granted.The 34-year-old finished second in his 5,000 metres heat in 13 minutes 30.18 seconds and is now eyeing Saturday's final ahead of his planned track retirement at the end of the month. Farah has already won the 10,000m - Great Britain's only medal of the championships so far - to defend the title he won in 2013 and 2015. And a double defence is on the cards after Farah shrugged off a knee injury and a cut leg, having been spiked in his 10,000m triumph.Wednesday's heat was run in soaking conditions at the London Stadium and Farah is wary of missing out on gold after Usain Bolt, retiring after the championships, only won bronze in the 100m on Saturday.He said: "You'v
'Too early' to predict golden generation, says boss of England's U20 World Cup winners

'Too early' to predict golden generation, says boss of England's U20 World Cup winners

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Paul Simpson praised his England team after they won the Under-20 World Cup, but said it was "too early" to call them the next golden generation.England beat Venezuela 1-0 in Sunday's final, to win the country's biggest international title since 1966.It was England's first appearance in the final of a global tournament since their World Cup victory 51 years ago."We don't need anymore songs talking about 50 years of hurt," said Simpson, referencing the song Three Lions.England's Under-20 World Cup triumph points to bright futureThe song, with its signature lyric "30 years of hurt", was first released for England's Euro 96 campaign and fans have changed the lyrics for each subsequent major tournament. Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin's first-half goal was enough for victory in South Kor...