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NBA roundup: Doncic hits big 3-pointer to sink Wolves

Rookie sensation Luka Doncic drained the game-winning 3-pointer, scored a team-high 29 points and finished two rebounds shy of a triple-double to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a rare road win, 119-115 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday in Minneapolis. Jan 11, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots over the Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the fourth quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Doncic, the second-leading All-Star vote-getter in the Western Conference so far, went toe to toe with…

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NBA roundup: Rockets sink record 26 3-pointers

James Harden continued his torrid scoring but received plenty of help as the Houston Rockets set an NBA single-game record by sinking 26 3-pointers in a 136-118 victory over the visiting Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Dec 19, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dunks the ball during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Harden scored 35 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including 6-of-11 success on 3-point attempts, to lead the Rockets to their fifth consecutive victory. Houston…

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Aquaman reviews: Does the blockbuster sink or swim?

Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption Jason Momoa and Amber Heard star in Aquaman Aquaman, which stars Jason Momoa in the title role, has received mixed reviews from critics. After two brief appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, the king of the undersea nation finally has his own origin story. While some reviewers said the blockbuster was a bit of a bore, others thought it was quite entertaining. “It’s refreshing to see a hero that doesn’t take himself so seriously,” said James Luxford in The…

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NBA roundup: Jazz sink 20 treys, rout Spurs

Donovan Mitchell scored 20 points, and the Utah Jazz made a franchise record 20 3-pointers in a 139-105 victory over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. Dec 4, 2018; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dribbles the ball as San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) defends during the first half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Kyle Korver added 15 points off the bench in his first home…

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NHL roundup: Eberle, Isles sink Penguins

The New York Islanders produced a three-goal second period Tuesday, two of the tallies from Jordan Eberle, and rolled to a 6-3 win over the host Pittsburgh Penguins. Andrew Ladd, Brock Nelson, Matt Martin and Tom Kuhnhackl also scored as the Islanders won their third straight. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Dominik Simon and Evgeni Malkin also scored for Pittsburgh, which had won four in a row. New York’s Robin Lehner stopped 23 of 25 shots before leaving after the second period for undisclosed reasons. Thomas…

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Technology 

Snap shares sink as two million users move on

(Reuters) – Snap Inc (SNAP.N) shares plunged 14 percent on Friday after the Snapchat-owner posted its second straight quarter of user losses and forecast further declines, a boost for Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) Instagram ahead of its results next week. FILE PHOTO – A man takes a photograph of the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with a Snap Inc. logo hung on the front of it shortly before the company’s IPO in New York, U.S., March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson At least four Wall Street analysts cut their…

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Amazon’s holiday season sales outlook misses views; shares sink

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) forecast holiday season sales and profit that missed Wall Street targets on Thursday, projecting revenue growth that would be the slowest in years, sending shares of the world’s largest online retailer down 8 percent in after-hours trade. Amazon’s third-quarter sales lagged estimates as well. Analysts said international results were disappointing and online competition was increasing. The company blamed accounting changes and cautioned that it was being conservative with its outlook. For years, Amazon has made expensive bets on new technology and programs, like its $13.7…

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Tesla shares sink on SEC lawsuit; sources say Musk could settle

(Reuters) – Shares of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) plunged 13 percent on Friday after U.S. securities regulators accused Elon Musk of fraud and sued to have him banned from the leadership of the electric carmaker, although sources said the high-tech billionaire could still reach a settlement. Musk, Tesla’s chairman and chief executive, has been directly involved in almost every detail of its Tesla’s product development and technology strategy, and is credited as the driving force behind the loss-making company’s ability to raise capital. The cost of insuring Tesla debt against default…

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Tesla shares sink after analysts warn on Model 3 margins, Musk interview

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) shares slumped 8 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Elon Musk told the New York Times his tweet about taking the company private was not reviewed by anybody, and a brokerage raised doubts about the profitability of the electric carmaker’s Model 3 sedan. FILE PHOTO: The Tesla logo is seen at the entrance to Tesla Motors’ new showroom in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in New York City, U.S., December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Musk shocked markets last week with a tweet that he was considering…

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U.S. chip stocks sink after new trade measures aimed at tech

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. semiconductor stocks slumped on Monday, including deep losses in Intel, Micron Technology and Nvidia, as new measures targeting the technology sector in President Donald Trump’s trade conflict with China triggered a wave of investor fear. FILE PHOTO: The Intel logo is shown at E3, the world’s largest video game industry convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake Intel, Micron Technology and Nvidia each fell at least 4 percent in afternoon trade, pushing the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index down 3.7 percent and putting…

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