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Chris Paul to join Phoenix Suns from Oklahoma City Thunder in blockbuster trade
Thunder receive haul of players and first-round pick Suns have promising team but last made playoffs in 2010 Chris Paul is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he’ll play alongside one of the league’s most dynamic young scorers in fellow All-Star Devin Booker, a source has told the Associated Press. The Thunder are acquiring Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Jalen Lecque
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Cornerback was facing a possible life sentence over alleged crime Lawyer of alleged victims arrested over charges of extortion One of the strangest NFL stories of 2020 appears to have reached a conclusion, with robbery charges against the former New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker dropped by authorities in Florida. The 23-year-old Baker was facing a possible life sentence after he was charge
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What led to Trump and what will follow Biden | Letters
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'Bravery, courage, trust and spirit': Memphis Inner City Rugby looks beyond sport
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Obama tells Trump to concede defeat – video
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The long-overdue hire of Kim Ng shows what women in sports are up against
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US election results 2020: Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump to win presidency
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