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Thompson: Sliding Warriors lack 'that killer' instict

Thompson: Sliding Warriors lack 'that killer' instict

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Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors admittedly do not look like the same team that's been to four straight Finals and won the previous two championships. The latest example came Thursday in yet another home loss. This one came against James Harden and the Houston Rockets, when a remarkable Harden 3-pointer with one second left in overtime buried the Warriors and their 20-point lead. The Warriors, who remain near the top of the Western Conference, understand that they are a marked target. And that they cannot coast to wins. "You have a lead like that, you don't lose at home," Warriors guard Steph Curry told reporters. "Slow rotations or just a little laziness with that lead. But you have a lead like that, it's a tough way to go out." The Warriors were once unbeatable at the Oracle. ...
'That is the most beautiful thing' – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola not bothered by pitch invasion after Swansea City win

'That is the most beautiful thing' – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola not bothered by pitch invasion after Swansea City win

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Pep Guardiola was happy to share Manchester City's Premier League triumph with a pitch full of fans, describing the celebratory invasion as "a beautiful thing".City were confirmed as champions on their day off last weekend and played the part with aplomb at the Etihad Stadium, hammering struggling Swansea City 5-0 in a dominant display.David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Silva all hit the target, taking City to 90 points and 98 goals for the season.Once the full-time whistle blew, hundreds of supporters raced onto the field to take in the moment - an act that is likely to attract the attention of the Football Association.The governing body charged Wigan after fans flooded on to the DW Stadium pitch following their FA Cup win over City earlier this seas...
Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Health
Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week. It was the latest signs of high-stakes maneuvering over a key campaign promise, and the president signaled a willingness to deal. "We have a very good plan," Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday. Referring to Republican senators opposed to the bill, he added: "They want to get some points, I think they'll get some points." Trump's comments come amid the public opposition of five Republican senato...