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Raptors host Heat, but may be without Kyle Lowry

Raptors host Heat, but may be without Kyle Lowry

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TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors eked out an overtime victory over the Nets on Monday night, but they left Brooklyn uncertain about the status of injured All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry. The club said Lowry sustained "an acute back spasm" and would be reevaluated Tuesday. The injury to Lowry made a tough night even more difficult. While the Raptors were working overtime to beat the Nets 114-113, the Miami Heat were resting for their game against Toronto on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre. Lowry hit the court hard on a play under the basket late in overtime Monday. He had trouble getting to his feet and when he did, his legs buckled. He was carried to the dressing room and then taken for x-rays. "I think (the injury is) more of a bruise than anything else," Raptors coach Dwane Casey sa...
US Open: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson beaten, but Kyle Edmund beats Robin Hasse in straight sets

US Open: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson beaten, but Kyle Edmund beats Robin Hasse in straight sets

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Johanna Konta was beaten by Aleksandra KrunicMonday, August 28, 2017Johanna Konta suffered a shock loss to Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic in the opening round of the US Open.After Andy Murray's withdrawal, Britain's hopes predominantly rested on the shoulders of the world number seven.Konta's brilliant run to the semi-finals of Wimbledon marked her out as a contender for the title in New York on her favoured hard courts and she went into the tournament as one of eight players in the race to be world number one.But the 26-year-old never looked comfortable against 78th-ranked Krunic and lost 4-6 6-3 6-4 in two hours and 17 minutes.Elsewhere, Kyle Edmund opened his campaign in impressive fashion with a straight-sets first-round victory over seeded Dutchman Robin Haase, winning 6-3 7-5 6-3 in unde
San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan pleased with practices vs. Denver Broncos

San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan pleased with practices vs. Denver Broncos

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was very pleased with the way his team competed in joint practice sessions with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday and Thursday. The teams went head-to-head in full gear on Wednesday, then donned shoulder pads only for Thursday's session, which featured as much individual and seven-on-seven drills as full-unit duels. "You always want to measure yourself up against other people," Shanahan said of the perennial AFC West contender. "I think to get out there and compete with those guys, I think it does give you some confidence. But, also, I think our guys expected it, too. I think they were expecting to do good." Wednesday's scrimmage-type competition was marred by one confrontation instigated by 49ers free safety Adrian Colbert,...
Kyle Walker admits he swapped Tottenham for Manchester City as he is desperate to win silverware

Kyle Walker admits he swapped Tottenham for Manchester City as he is desperate to win silverware

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Manchester City's new signing Kyle Walker wants to add multiple trophies to a CV lacking silverware after joining from Tottenham in a deal that could reach £50million.The England right-back, 27, was confirmed as City's third signing of the summer on Friday for an initial fee of £45m, with Spurs due another £5m if various add-on clauses are met.Although David Luiz's £50m switch to Paris St Germain in 2014 and John Stones' £47.5m move to City in 2016 initially cost their clubs more, Walker's agency Base Soccer claimed on Twitter their client commanded "a record fee for a defender and record fee for an English player".Whatever the eventual outlay, it is a significant sum for Pep Guardiola's team and takes their summer spending well beyond the £100m mark following the acquisitions of Monaco pl