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UK Championship: Ding Junhui beats Stephen Maguire to win title

UK Championship: Ding Junhui beats Stephen Maguire to win title

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China's Ding Junhui won his third UK Championship by dispatching Scotland's Stephen Maguire 10-6 in an absorbing final in York.Ding, 32, had not won a ranking event since 2017 and last lifted the UK trophy a decade ago - four years after his first triumph.Back-to-back centuries secured a 5-3 first-session lead and he sealed victory from 8-6 with successive tons. Maguire made three tons in four frames, but his poor start proved costly.Ding becomes only the fifth player to win the UK title on three or more occasions.He joins snooker greats Ronnie O'Sullivan (7), Steve Davis (6), Stephen Hendry (5) and John Higgins (3) on an elite list and collected a tournament record £200,000 in prize money.Re...
Famous birthdays for Nov. 24: Katherine Heigl, Stephen Merchant

Famous birthdays for Nov. 24: Katherine Heigl, Stephen Merchant

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Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include: -- Zachary Taylor, 12th president of the United States, in 1784 -- Architect Cass Gilbert, who designed the U.S. Supreme Court building, in 1859 -- Painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec in 1864 -- Ragtime composer Scott Joplin in 1868 -- Lecturer and author Dale Carnegie in 1888 -- Basketball Hall of Fame member Oscar Robertson in 1938 (age 80) File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Donald "Duck" Dunn in 1941 -- Drummer Pete Best in 1941 (age 78) -- Comedian Billy Connolly in 1942 (age 77) -- Basketball Hall of Fame member/former mayor of Detroit Dave Bing in 1943 (age 76) ...
Watch: Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant exchange precise full-court passes

Watch: Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant exchange precise full-court passes

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May 8 (UPI) -- Golden State Warriors stars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry took turns throwing full-court passes to each other in the first half Wednesday night. Curry grabbed a rebound off a deflection from Warriors forward Draymond Green and found Durant with a long outlet pass in the first quarter. Durant, who outran Rockets star James Harden, capped the dish with a two-handed dunk. Later in the second quarter, Durant returned the favor with a deep heave down the court to Curry. Green again swatted a rebound, which fell into Durant's hands. Curry handled the pass and went up for a reverse layup with Rockets guard Austin Rivers behind him. Curry drained the shot and drew the foul. The Warriors held a 57-43 halftime lead over the Rockets. Durant had 20 points, four rebounds and two assi...
Watch: Stephen Curry's mom, Sonya, shows off range with half-court shot

Watch: Stephen Curry's mom, Sonya, shows off range with half-court shot

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Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry is used to heaving deep 3-pointers and making each with ease. Curry's mother, Sonya, proved the shooting touch runs in the family during a Curry Family Foundation event at the Carole Hoefener Center on Friday in their hometown of Charlotte. The Curry family was divided into teams of four for a shooting contest. Stephen and his wife, Ayesha, were the first team. Portland Trail Blazers guard and Stephen's brother, Seth Curry, along with his fianceé, Calle Rivers, made up the second team. Warriors backup guard Damion Lee and his wife, Sydel, who is the sister of Stephen and Seth, comprised the third team. Father and former Charlotte Hornets sharpshooter Dell Curry and Sonya were the fourth team. The All-Star Weekend...
Watch: Warriors' Stephen Curry drills side-step buzzer-beater

Watch: Warriors' Stephen Curry drills side-step buzzer-beater

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Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry showed off his range again Monday night against the Indiana Pacers.Curry brought the ball up the court just before halftime and drained a 27-footer at the buzzer. The standout guard ignored a Pacers defender and used a swift side-step to create separation. Curry elevated and made the deep three close to the Pacers' logo at center court of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Warriors led the Pacers 69-48 at the end of the first half. Golden State shot 59.6 percent (28-of-47) from the field, including 50 percent from three. Curry scored 23 points on 9-of-10 shooting in the first half. He made all five of his 3-pointers and added three rebounds and two assists. Curry averages 29.3 points per game, 5.4 assists and 5.1 rebounds thi...