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JJ Redick, Sixers agree to one-year, $23 million contract JJ Redick, Sixers agree to one-year, $23 million contract
- July 02, 2017

Redick, who Woj from ESPN reported was meeting with the Sixers as we speak. On Saturday, Redick tweeted, "Trust the process", a nod to former executive Sam Hinkie's mantra about the Sixers slow but deliberate rebuild. He also provides position flexibility for head coach Brett Brown to experiment with lineup combinations utilizing Simmons and Fultz because of Redick's experience both as a shooting guard and a ball-handler bringing it up the floor from the point. (more...)
Andy Murray Pulls Out Of Hurlingham Exhibition Match With A Sore Hip
- July 02, 2017

Lendl added that Murray is "hitting the ball really well" and that he's satisfied by Murray's performance in practice. 'Players going into tournaments with injuries and niggles is nothing new and it happens frequently on the tour and also in other sports, ' he said. (more...)
Andre Iguodala To Field Free Agent Offers; Warriors Concerned About Luxury Tax Andre Iguodala To Field Free Agent Offers; Warriors Concerned About Luxury Tax
- July 01, 2017

The small forward and shooting guard averaged 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 76 games this season. This is why it's so important for the Warriors to draft well, even if they're only picking in the second round, because depth might be hard to build as veteran bench players like Iguodala consider major raises. (more...)
Michael Jordan, Durant, Taylor Swift Praise Russell Westbrook Michael Jordan, Durant, Taylor Swift Praise Russell Westbrook
- July 01, 2017

Both players have found success since the split, as Durant captured his first NBA title and took home NBA Finals MVP honors this month, while Westbrook earned the MVP award Monday night at the inaugural NBA Awards Show. She said, "Remember I was the one who taught you to play basketball". Of course that included Westbrook, his running mate in Oklahoma City for eight seasons. (more...)
Celtics consider Pacers asking price for Paul George 'unrealistic' Celtics consider Pacers asking price for Paul George 'unrealistic'
- July 01, 2017

Boston has maneuvering to do with its roster, including the shedding of salaries to create space to position itself for this scenario. ESPN's Marc Stein reports , the Rockets are trying to acquiring George from the Indiana Pacers . IN could potentially allow George and his representation to speak to potential suitors about a contract extension should a trade happen, but that permission hasn't been granted yet, league sources told The Vertical. (more...)
Germany reach Confed Cup semis as referee needs VAR double-take Germany reach Confed Cup semis as referee needs VAR double-take
- June 29, 2017

Participants in the 2017 Confederations Cup are hosts Russian Federation, 2014 FIFA World Cup Champions Germany , 2015 Copa America Champions Chile , 2015 AFC Asian Cup Champion Australia , 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico, 2016 UEFA Euro Cup champs Portugal , OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) Nations Cup victors New Zealand and 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Champion Cameroon . (more...)
Jayson Tatum: What The Celtics Are Getting With The No. 3 Pick Jayson Tatum: What The Celtics Are Getting With The No. 3 Pick
- June 28, 2017

The real intrigue, however, may be that Tatum will now forever be compared to Markelle Fultz , the top overall pick and the player the Celtics could have selected had they not traded the pick to the 76ers. It's not really a knock on Tatum, by the way, to wonder whether he'll ever be as good as Butler. Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge (left) and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, during media day at the Boston Celtic Practice Facility. (more...)
Paul George, Gordon Hayward Reportedly Pursued by Celtics Paul George, Gordon Hayward Reportedly Pursued by Celtics
- June 28, 2017

After leading the Eastern Conference with 53 wins last season, the Boston Celtics are reportedly going to make an aggressive play with the hopes of adding Gordon Hayward and Paul George . One trade that was in "serious discussions" prior to the draft would have brought the Pacers star to Cleveland and sent Kevin Love to Denver. John Wall trying to recruit Paul George to Wizards: "Look at our team". (more...)
Germany reaches Confed Cup semis amid more replay confusion Germany reaches Confed Cup semis amid more replay confusion
- June 27, 2017

The two teams failed to score in the first half. After Kerem Demirbay fired Germany in front just after the break, Werner struck either side of Vincent Aboubakar's consolation effort for Cameroon on 78 minutes. The forward has now scored two goals in four games for Germany as well as 21 goals in 31 appearances for Leipzig who finished second in the Bundesliga last season. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo needs time 'to reflect' on Real Madrid future Cristiano Ronaldo needs time 'to reflect' on Real Madrid future
- June 27, 2017

However, Campos said the most logical solution to the situation was for Ronaldo to remain at the Bernabeu. Would you like to see Ronaldo leave Real? The two clubs have clashed over several transfer stories in recent years, with Real Madrid's enduring pursuit of United keeper David De Gea straining relations between officials at the two clubs. (more...)
Former UVA All-American Brogdon named NBA Rookie of the Year Former UVA All-American Brogdon named NBA Rookie of the Year
- June 27, 2017

Joel Embiid only played 31 games. Spurs vice president Monty Williams received the first ever Sager Strong Award for the courage he has displayed after his wife died following a auto accident in 2016. 12 selection Elfrid Payton, a 2017 first-round pick and a 2015 second-rounder. "You can always achieve your dreams if you have faith, if you have sacrifice - you sacrifice for what you want". (more...)
Twins' Adalberto Mejia labors through a 5-0 shutout of the Indians Twins' Adalberto Mejia labors through a 5-0 shutout of the Indians
- June 27, 2017

In a tie game in the ninth, Rays closer Alex Colome (1-3) gave up an RBI double to Joey Rickard, then after loading the bases with an intentional walk, he hit Jonathan Schoop to bring in a second run. Both teams have dominated on the road in the season series. Mejia twice escaped innings with the bases loaded, and one big inning by the Twins offense was all they needed in a 5-0 win over the AL central leading Indians. (more...)
Mike D'Antoni cracks Knicks joke after winning Coach of the Year Mike D'Antoni cracks Knicks joke after winning Coach of the Year
- June 27, 2017

This season, he was named the Houston Rockets' head coach after previously coaching the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers . Dan, who was a three-year starter, averaged 17.5 points per game as a senior and was elected to Marshall's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. (more...)
Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick
- June 25, 2017

With the #2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , the Lakers used their lottery pick to select one of the most talented (if not THE most talented) players to come out of college. The 6-foot-6 Ball has combo guard potential. Lonzo watched on television and then emulated the stars from Magic to Kobe Bryant while playing with his brothers at home. (more...)
Rafael Nadal wins men's French Open final Rafael Nadal wins men's French Open final
- June 25, 2017

American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and the Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova claimed their third consecutive grand slam doubles title with a convincing 6-2 6-1 victory over Australian duo Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua. Despite having spent more than five hours on court getting to the final, 2015 champion Wawrinka had the first break point in the third game. So how many more French Open can Nadal win? Third seed Wawrinka, having beaten world number one Andy Murray with a majestic ... (more...)
Lonzo Ball (and Dad?) Picked by LA Lakers Lonzo Ball (and Dad?) Picked by LA Lakers
- June 24, 2017

The Lakers were a 26-win team last season, so that's a helluva turnaround to guarantee. "Right now, I'm hoping ( Lonzo ) leads us to a couple summer league victories, and we'll take it from there". I couldn't ask for anything more. Ball enjoyed every second of it. Maybe, after stealing headlines for more than a year, Lonzo's father will take a backseat to the next big thing from Chino Hills. (more...)
Denver Nuggets acquire Jazz's Trey Lyles in draft-night deal Denver Nuggets acquire Jazz's Trey Lyles in draft-night deal
- June 24, 2017

Jazz fans are hoping that the trade for Mitchell works out as well as their last draft-night deal with Denver; in 2013 the team bought the No. 27 pick from the Nuggets to select Rudy Gobert. With the trade yet to be made official by the NBA , Denver made the Mitchell selection on behalf of the Jazz. He expects to play both guard positions and believes his versatility is a strength. (more...)
LeBron James tweets appreciation for departed GM David Griffin LeBron James tweets appreciation for departed GM David Griffin
- June 23, 2017

However, the Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert did not consult with James before making this decision, and it affected the small forward. Unlike Lue, Griffin did not receive a contract extension last summer as Cleveland basked in the glow of its championship. (more...)
Twitter reacts to the Penguins beating down the Predators in Game 5 Twitter reacts to the Penguins beating down the Predators in Game 5
- June 23, 2017

Funny, Rinne hardly looked rattled back home, holding Pittsburgh to just two goals combined as Nashville rallied to tie things up in front of a giddy home crowd that included Underwood, who was so caught up in Cup fever she overlooked husband Mike Fisher's 37th birthday. (more...)
Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers
- June 21, 2017

Ball hosted a second workout for the Lakers on Friday. Is the victor Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo for landing a star by using Sam Hinkie's assets? Who "wins" the trade may not be known for years. Colangelo orchestrated a blockbuster trade that became finalized on Monday. With the Noel trade, all we could think about was "What would Hinkie have gotten?" Trades of players at the top of the National Basketball Association draft are not for the feint of heart. (more...)
Diego Costa's wage demands make AC Milan move unlikely Diego Costa's wage demands make AC Milan move unlikely
- June 21, 2017

The Spaniards are still able to buy players but not register them under a Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer embargo which runs until January. And he again hinted that his relationship with Conte was a strained one as he added: "In life there are good and bad people". Conte responds by saying: "Hi Diego, I hope you are well". (more...)
Rory Best praises response of Lions dirt-trackers after victory over Chiefs
- June 21, 2017

It took three games but it all clicked tonight. Though he gave away a couple of penalties , Lawes was one of the Lions' key protagonists against the Chiefs . After three weeks and six matches in New Zealand, the British and Irish Lions' much-anticipated Test series against the All Blacks is nearly upon us. (more...)
Linfield drawn against Celtic in Champions League qualifier Linfield drawn against Celtic in Champions League qualifier
- June 21, 2017

City officials had resisted any move to reverse the order of the games with John Caulfield anxious to have home advantage in the following week's second leg and it now appears the first leg will be played 125 kilometres south of Tallinn, in the resort town of Parnu on the date originally scheduled. (more...)
Vidal, Vargas help Chile defeat Cameroon amid VAR controversy
- June 19, 2017

However, it took more than a minute from the ball going into the net to the goal being overturned by the VAR and the game was not restarted before the interval. In the 81st minute Sanchez hung in the penalty area of Cameroon where the ball was Arturo Vidal. South American champion Chile may have fumed at the first video review, but its players also had themselves to blame in a first half packed with missed chances. (more...)
Tracking the Latest Paul George Trade Rumors Tracking the Latest Paul George Trade Rumors
- June 19, 2017

Ironically, George's well-meant intentions will put pressure on the Pacers to work out a deal with another team, most likely the Lakers, to move George in exchange for assets, rather than just let him walk into free agency. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that George told team officials that he will not re-sign with the team following the 2017-18 season and hopes to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent. (more...)