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Raptors team up to defeat Knicks TORONTO: Six players scored in double figures as the Toronto Raptors used a balanced attack to beat the New York Knicks 118-108 on Sunday.Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams led the charge with 22 points each for Toronto who have won six-straight NBA contests.Lowry also had nine assists and three steals, Greivis Vasquez and Terrence Ross tallied 21 and 18 points in front of a crowd of 19,800 at the Air Canada Centre arena.Carmelo Anthony delivered 28 points for the Knicks, who have lost five straight games.Jason Smith scored 16 points and Jose Calderon finished with 15 points and 10 assists in the loss. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Newton powers Panthers; Steelers, Packers clinch LOS ANGELES: Less than two weeks after suffering two fractures in his back in a rollover car crash, Cam Newton led the Carolina Panthers to a 17-13 win over Cleveland on Sunday.Newton's nine yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Stewart in the final quarter was the difference as the Panthers' win now sets the stage for a winner-take-all NFC South division showdown on the final week of the National Football League's regular season."We have been through ...

Lennon not an Inter target, says Mancini MILAN: Inter coach Roberto Mancini has played down reports he is trying to recruit Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon as the Serie A side prepare to bolster their squad for a Champions League push in the second half of the season.Reports in England claimed Lennon, who has fallen out of favour at White Hart Lane, would be one of Mancini's winter transfer targets as he looks to get the Nerazzurri back among the elite of European ...

Lazio go third as Inter save Mancini blushes MILAN: A first-half brace from Felipe Anderson was enough to secure third place for Lazio in Serie A prior to the festive break on Sunday in a hard-fought 2-2 draw away to Inter.Inter only claimed their maiden win under Roberto Mancini, their first in six games, last week but had the worst possible start at the San Siro where Anderson hit the first of his goals after just two minutes.Anderson, who broke his Serie A ...

Griezmann hat-trick leads Atletico to comeback triumph MADRID: France international Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid produced a stunning second-half display to hammer Athletic Bilbao 4-1 away on Sunday and move to within four points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.The Spanish champions looked on course for back-to-back league defeats for the first time since April 2012 when Mikel Rico gave Athletic a deserved half-time lead.But Griezmann levelled straight from the kick-off at the start of the second period and ...

Marseille end year on top ahead of five-star Lyon PARIS: Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi scored the winner as Marseille beat Lille 2-1 on Sunday to ensure that they will top the table at Christmas ahead of Lyon, who hammered Bordeaux 5-0.Batshuayi secured OM's ninth consecutive home victory, their most impressive run of results at the Stade Velodrome since 1990/91, after Idrissa Gueye had cancelled out the Nolan Roux own-goal which gave the home side the lead.Marseille, who were last crowned champions in 2010, take ...

Australia, Ishant Sharma get Test fines BRISBANE: Australia have been fined for maintaining a slow over rate and India paceman Ishant Sharma has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Brisbane Test, the ICC said Sunday.As punishment new skipper Steve Smith was fined 60 percent of his match fee for his team's slow over rate in the Test, which Australia won by four wickets on Saturday.Match referee Jeff Crowe imposed the fine after Smith's side ...


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