A weekly dive into the NBA’s hottest topics. Take One: The Houston Rockets are must-watch We get it. You think the Rockets are boring. They run the same plays over and over again. All they do is flop and shoot free throws. Maybe they’re even ruining basketball. Who isn’t these days, right? Houston’s offense operates…

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Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters was getting so close to the basket on Wednesday night at American Airlines Center that he could be heard inside the arena yelling into the microphone attached to the hoop meant to accentuate the swish sound. “And one!” he would yell, despite not getting fouled. “That’s all I ever say,…

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Jon Gruden is an Antonio Brown fan. That was crystal clear in December 2018, before the Raiders and Steelers clashed at Oakland Coliseum. Gruden heaped praise on the five-time All-Pro receiver back then, even going so far as to say it wasn’t just an empty compliment. Gruden believes Brown can do it all because of incredible…

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In “First Call” Thursday, Antonio Brown wants to make business boom elsewhere. The Broncos almost went in a different direction before acquiring Joe Flacco. And the NHL’s Eastern Conference is a jumbled mess. ••• Open for business Antonio Brown wants business to boom in a city near you! Unless you live in Pittsburgh. And most…

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Let’s be honest. We could all use a break. The Wizards put everyone through the wringer over the opening 58 games, the emotional roller coaster equivalent of averaging 40-plus minutes a night.  They began the season by losing six of seven. Injuries were relentless. John Wall’s recovery from surgery bleeding into next season could be…

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(Photo via Tennessee Athletics) Some Vol fans were worried about Tennessee overlooking South Carolina before their match-up with No. 5 Kentucky on Saturday. Turns out, there was nothing to worry about. No. 1 Tennessee (23-1, 11-0 SEC) downed South Carolina (12-12, 7-4 SEC) by a score of 85-73 in front of a late-arriving Thompson-Boling Arena…

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The Cleveland Browns now have a loaded running back room that can be modeled after how the New Orleans use their running backs. There were many questions brought up following the Cleveland Browns announcement for the signing of running back Kareem Hunt. Most of the questions raised were why the Browns were willing to sign…

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Let’s grade the trade that sent former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco from the Ravens to the Broncos, which reportedly cost Denver a midround pick in the 2019 NFL draft: The news that the Broncos are dealing for Flacco is a reminder that the things we’ve known about the league for years are still true.…

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How’s this for an appetizing NFL proposition: The Tucson–Birmingham Raiders. The Black Hole meets Alabama. Gorilla Rilla takes [furtive clicking] the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Silver and black saguaros! Derek Carr sampling the finest barbecue that Birming—aw, man, who are we kidding? On Wednesday, the Raiders’ lease at the Oakland Coliseum will expire, and what comes…

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Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region. WEATHER It’s chilly out there to start the day, but there won’t be any of that winter stuff falling from the sky. Expect sunshine and a high of about 41 degrees today. CLICK HERE for your local forecast. NEWS Shooting in Chester…

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