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Spurs extend home dominance
SAN ANTONIO (AP):
San Antonio immediately bounced back from a rare loss and beat Denver 101-86 on Saturday to extend their franchise record for consecutive home wins to 26.
Kawhi Leonard had 20 points for the Spurs, who maintained their eight-game lead atop the NBA's Southwest Division.
San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Boris Diaw had 16 points for the Spurs, who have won all 17 home games this season to add to the final nine of the previous campaign.
Denver's Nikola Jokic scored 22 points on 10-for-19 shooting.
Shah banned after failing doping test
The International Cricket Council has provisionally suspended Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah for a positive drug test.
The ICC says in a statement yesterday that a sample provided by Shah on Nov. 13, when Pakistan played an ODI against England in the United Arab Emirates, contained chlortalidone, which is on the World Anti-Doping Authority's list of prohibited substances.
Shah could challenge the suspension and apply for the test of his B sample within seven days.
The 29-year-old Shah has taken 76 wickets in 12 Test matches and 18 wickets in 15 one-day internationals.