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Thompson defeats hometown hope Rubin at New York Open

(Reuters) – Australian Jordan Thompson put an end to local hope Noah Rubin’s chances at the New York Open on Monday with a 6-7(7) 7-5 6-1 first-round victory after the Nassau County native was bothered by a sore shoulder late in the match. In a battle of baseline specialists it was Rubin who was the sharper at the outset, grinding out a tight first set before errors began to pile up in the second. The 22-year-old had his shoulder looked at by a trainer during a medical time out prior…

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NBA notebook: Cavs’ Thompson (foot) could miss a month

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is expected to miss up to a month with a sprained foot, ESPN reported Tuesday. Nov 30, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) works the ball against Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) and center Aron Baynes (46) in the second quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Thompson scored his 5,000th career point on Monday against Milwaukee and has been one of Cleveland’s most consistent players this season, averaging 12.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.…

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Report: Cavs C Thompson out 2-4 weeks

FILE PHOTO: Nov 28, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) fights for position while defended by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is expected to miss up to a month with a sprained foot, ESPN reported Tuesday. Thompson scored his 5,000th career point on Monday against Milwaukee and has been one of the team’s most consistent players this season. Thompson is averaging 12 points and…

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Gary Thompson: Head of NI fire service on precautionary suspension

Image copyright NIFRS Image caption Gary Thompson was appointed to his current role in 2016 The head of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has been placed on precautionary suspension, the organisation has said. Gary Thompson, who was appointed to his current role in 2016, has worked for the NIFRS for more than 20 years. In a statement, the NIFRS said his precautionary suspension had taken place with immediate effect. It added that precautionary suspension “is a neutral action in line with NIFRS policies and procedures”. NIFRS said…

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NBA fines Thompson $15K for flipping off fans

Dec 5, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) argues a call with referee Matt Boland (18) during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The NBA on Thursday announced it has fined Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson $15,000 for flipping off fans during a game earlier this week in Brooklyn. Thompson directed his middle finger toward hecklers Monday night immediately after the Cavs’ 99-97 victory over the Nets at the Barclays Center. Thompson tallied 19…

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Solo rower Shirley Thompson starts Atlantic attempt

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShirley Thompson expects the voyage to take her three months A 60-year-old Belfast woman has started her bid to become the oldest woman to row solo across the Atlantic. Shirley Thompson expects the voyage to take her three months. She spent the last 24 hours stocking up on fresh produce to eat and drink during the first five days of the voyage. After that, she will be relying on packet food. “I’m feeling really excited and, of course, nervous,” she told BBC…

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Klay Thompson: Golden State Warriors shooting guard breaks Steph Curry’s three-pointer record

Klay Thompson says Steph Curry encouraged him to break his record Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson broke team-mate Steph Curry’s NBA record for three-pointers in a single game in a win over the Chicago Bulls. The 28-year-old shooting guard scored 14 three-pointers in a 52-point performance during a 149-124 victory. Curry, 30, held the previous record of 13, achieved in November 2016 against New Orleans Pelicans. “I was so anxious because any time there’s an NBA record at stake, you get a little nervous,” said Thompson. “I’m just so blessed…

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NBA roundup: Thompson sets trey record

Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 14 3-pointers as part of an NBA-season-high 52-point performance, and the visiting Golden State Warriors stormed to a 149-124 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Oct 21, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports The Warriors scored 92 points in the first half — the most ever by a road team and the second most of…

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Report: Thompson wants to be ‘a Warrior for life’

The much anticipated NBA free agency of 2019 is poised to be flooded with superstar options. But one of the most tempting targets might not be on the shopping list after all. FILE PHOTO: Jun 8, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts during the third quarter in game four of the 2018 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Klay Thompson, the four-time All-Star shooting guard for the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors, emphatically stated his…

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Golf: Thompson penalized for rules breach at Indy Championship

(Reuters) – Lexi Thompson received a one-stroke penalty for a rules violation at the LPGA’s Indy Championship on Saturday in her first event back after taking a short break from the tour. FILE PHOTO: Golf – Women’s British Open – St Andrews, Britain – August 6, 2017 USA’s Lexi Thompson in action during the final round Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs Thompson made headlines for another rules violation at last year’s ANA Inspiration where she received a penalty for replacing her ball in the wrong spot on the green and…

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