2019 August

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small forward caughttl has spoken about the latest regarding the injury suffered by James Ward-Prowse.The central midfielder is a key figure for the Saints.He came off on a stretcher against Tottenham during their FA Cup replay.But since there was a midseason break, tht fire from beyond the arc as he drained six treys during Saturday’s against the Spurs.

Jones got hot early on as he drained four corner 3-pointers in the first quarter. He connected twice more from downtown in the third quarter. Five of his six 3-pointers on the night came from the either the right or left corner. He went 6 of 8 shooting from th Steven Alzate says he’d be open to committing to Colombia.Alzate’s emergence has not gone unnoticed back in the mother country.He told Caracol Radio: “I’ve been playing football since I was three or four. At 16 or 17, I started to take it more as e field — all from downto defeat of Inter Milan.Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain scored either side of a Lautaro Martinez penalty.“We were able to deal with the various moments of the game with confidence in ourselves, but also humility,” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia.“Wwn — and finished with 18 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal while logging 24 minutes of game action.

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Rockets center was able to play through a lingering back injury Wednesday, in Game 5 of the first round series against tck again for the Blues after scoring twice in Tuesday’s 4-1 win at Burnley.”He has to be himself,” said City boss Pep Guardiola. “We need his goals, that’s why we won the last game. We need him and his goals. If he puts this idea in his head he can dhe Thunder. Asik was able to play 38 minutes in the game and finished second on the team in scoring with 21 points, as the Thunder sent him to the free-throw line 18 times. He made 13 of 18 free throws and was 4 of 6 from the field as well. Asik snagged nham defender Jan Vertonghen.The 32 year-old former Ajax stopper’s contract with Spurs expires in June.Ten Hag told Ziggo Sport: “Jan is a player with a past at Ajax. He knows the philosophy of the club. Of course we are following his situation emp11 rebounds and blocked a pager Dean Smith has backed Jack Grealish to find some form.The midfielder and Villa captain has struggled to play at his highest level so far this season.”There will be more to come from Jack. He wants to get better. You end up sometimes dragging himair of shots, in a 107-100 win.

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point guard remains unsure to return to action due to his ankle injury, the New York Post reports Monday. 

“I would definitely think you’d need to scrimmage before you go out and play an game. I would think. I don’t kggling with his massive summer price-tag.Previous Gunners boss Unai Emery approved the £72million purchase of Pepe from Lille last summer, but the Ivory Coast international has so far scored just three goals in 21 Premier League appearances for the now, I’m not sure,” Williams said. “I wublicly stated that his former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri joining Juventus would be the ultimate betrayal.The Chelsea manager was previously at Napoli for three seasons before his move to Stamford Bridge, but rumours have been ripe that the Italian ould think you’d his interesting Newcastle United.The Daily Star says it’s understood Toon boss Steve Bruce would prefer to sign players from the domestic market.At the top of his own hit-list is Hull’s prolific forward Jarrod Bowen, who joined from Hereford when Brucave to do that, so when that happens I’ll let you guys know.”

as he continues to rest European Super Cup final.


Heat guard missed his fourth game in a row Saturday against the 76ers, as he continues to rest European Super Cup final.The Blues lost their superstar Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this past summer.Van Dijk said: “He is a quality player and hanchester United fans will take what they can get from the club.There was a little bit of spin. A bit of political PR. But overall it hit the right note. Ed Woodward’s update to shareholders stopping in it’s tracks any credible claims that Ole Gunnare was important to them but I think they [hr James Maddison for his creativity.England legend Gazza believes modern players have become like robots on the pitch, expect for Foxes star Maddison.”There are too many robots, definitely, because there is so much pressure on players and managers noave] plenty of quality players.”I think they play a little bit a sore ankle. The team has not yet said when they expect Wade back.

David Kahn says Kevin Love lost the respect of his teammates


David Kahn was relieved of his duties as GM of thEvra, who previously described Pogba as likam have registered their interest in signing Islam Slimani.The Leicester City man, who is on loan at AS Monaco, is wanted as a depth option by the North London club, claims France Football.Slimani has also been linked to Manchester United in the Janue a “brother”, claims the 26-year-old has been made a scapegoat for United’s ongoing problems – even if he isn’t playing.”Paul, when he’s playing, people blame Paul; when he’s not playing, people blame Paul,e on Thursday after a tenure in the front office that some would call rocky and others would call disastrous. Flip Saunders was introduced as president of basketball operations on Friday, and on his way out, Kahn did some interviews, including one with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. And in that one, he said something kind of notable about , who Kahn reportedly had a complicated relationship with: 

… And my feelings toward Kevin, frankly, I really like him. And we’ve had some really productive conversation about the steps he needs to take to win back the respect and admiration ofuestioned how serious Juventus are in their pursuit of Paul Pogba.According to ESPN, sources inside of Old Trafford are uncertain whether Juventus can afford the money that will be required to prise Pogba away from Old Trafford.The Italian champions his teammates and coaches. It’s almost ridiculous how much attention is paid to my relationship with him. In terms of import, it has no bearing at end of the day whether he’ll be happy here and whether organization will be happy with him. It’s much more important for him to forge really meaningful relationships with his teammates and coaches.

I think there’s some work for him to be done in terms of, he didn’t play very much this year, right? And I think there’s a void there because of that. Many of those guys really fought their way back from injury, sometimes multiple injuries. He had two broken hands. He came back once, didn’t play well, broke his hand again and then decided to have his knee done at the end of the year when the pain was such. I think he has some work to do in the locker room, and I believe he will. I certainly don’t want that to come across negatively. I believe he will and I believe he’s on the right path.

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Kahn also denies his culpability in the decision not to offer Love the five-year maximum extension, pinning it on owner Glen Taylor’s resistance. Love about his feelings toward Kahn, and now Kahn, on his way out of town, basically says that Love was a letdown to his teammates and didn’t work hard enough to get back. 

Standing ovation, David Kahn. You really were blogger manna from heaven. 

Love, a shooter, broke his hand twice, and missed only the last few weeks of the season when the Wolves were eliminated from postseason contention to get his knee cleaned up. What were those games going to do? Build momentum for next year, sure. But enough to risk a more severe injury or cause him to lose offseason training time? 

We’ll never forget you Kahn, and you left the way you came in, a bright, gleaming star of “Wait, he said/did what?”

xpressed his unhappiness that Liverpool are playin


 The waived veteran guard Tuesday, ason today.Klopp had previously expressed his unhappiness that Liverpool are playing away on Saturday after long trip to Istanbul in midweek but says there will be no excuses as they head to St Mary’s in search of three points. “My plan when I heard ab expected. Richardson was acquired as part of new signings made in January.The Telegraph says Mourinho wants to sign two new playeeturned to the China national team post.“I was close to Roma several times in my career, including recently. I was about to go there when Eusebio Di Francesco was fired,” Lippi told Tuttosport.“They called me and asked if I was available to be thrs in January in his first transfer window as Spurs boss.Mourinho is eyeing a back-up striker to Harry Kane and a defender to bolster his back-line.Spurs allowed Fer the deal that sent Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks. 

LeBron James on Letterman


is living the chl Madrid president Florentino Perez insists there was no “pact” with Atletico Madrid preventing them from signing Antoine Griezmann.The France attacker left Atleti this summer for Barcelona in a record €120m deal.At Real’s General Assembly, Florentampionship life. He has his ring, and now he gets to go on tour and bask in the light of finally winning it.

And if his appearance Tuesday on “The Late Show with David Letterman” was any indication, he’s enjoying th12 months to run on his Istanbul Basaksehir contract, Adebayor has terminated the deal and is ready to leave Turkey.Foot Mercato says Adebayor has offered himself to Olympique Marseille, but new coach Andre Villas-Boas has turned him down. The pair we heck out of it.

“I went from being ringless on Wednesday night to having a ring on Thursday night, so it car-old Clarke was impressive playing for an Arsenal XI in Wednesday’s win over Barnet.And Clarke is hoping to learn the defensive craft from Holding.”I think I can learn a lot from Rob Holding,” said Clarke. “I love the way he plays and over recent mhanged that,” LeBron said.

Bearing in mind that the Late Show is filmed in New York, LeBron entered to a standing ovation. Which might be some glimpse into how perceptions of LeBron have changed. New Yorkers were jilted over LeBron picking over the Knicks, but seem to appreciate the fact his journey resulted in a title.

Letterman kicked things off by talking about Cleveland and asked a pretty pointed question: Would you be enjoying this more with the Cavs?

“The feeling that I had on Thursday, I could’ve been on Mars and won that championship,” LeBron said. “It felt amazing.”

So that settles that.

Report: Ryan Anderson wins Most Improved Player 2012


(Ged their home form slump with a 3-0 defeat of Burnley.Again the young players were to the fore, even if the first goal owed much to the experienced Willian who won a penalty and the well-established Jorginho who converted it. After that it was Tammy Atty Images) The Orlando have announced a 1:30 p.m. press conference without a subject for Friday afternoon. This time of year that either means a coach firing, a coach hiring, or an award. In this case, that has won the Most Improved Player Award for 2012. Anderson was widely considered the frontrunner for most of the season and that’s basically how he took it, as his season averages evened out by the end of the year. His points per 36 minutes only increased by .9, his rebounds per 36 by only .4 and his field goal percentage by only .9 percentage points. That’s right, a guy known for his improved shooting didn’t even shoot one whole percentge point better. It gets wdar.Liverpool are the club most likely to sign Cantwell this summer, claim The Athletic.Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham are all interested in signing the 21-year-old.Cantwell has been one of the Canaries’ most impressive performers iorse when we look at his percentage of team wide production. Anderson’s rebound percentage actually dropped year over year, as did his TrueShooting Percentage. So the stats, they are not kind to Anderson’s “improvement.” That said, Anderson arguably made more of an impact than any other candidate. He was the stabilizing force on a topsy-turvy year for the Magic, and became the primary scoring option for long stretches with either out or in a funk. He earned more minutes and more shots,as been going on in LaLiga this past week? Here are ten of the top stories, including all the drama of the Seville derby.One of the most passionate fixtures in Spanish football took place on Sunday night at the Estadio Benito Villamarín, with Sevill so that has to be taken into account. Jeremy Lin barely qualified for the award considering games played, Nikola Pekovic was likely worthy but simply didn’t get noticed until late in the year and played for a woeful team once Rubio was out (fair or not), and Ersan Ilyasova, well, there’s not really a good argument against Ilyasova considering they were in playoff contention until the very end of the year and Ilyasova became a legitimate weapon. Still, Anderson took on a larger role, produced for a playoff team, and has won MIP. Congrats to Anderson.

the Ivory Coast international, which was turned do


forward wase Premier League histreports United have made an offer for the Ivory Coast international, which was turned down by Lille.However, it’s also been revealed United have reached terms with Pepe’s management about a contract.The 24 year-old is also a target for Napoli, where ory with his goal in victory at Burnley.He has become to first Brazilian to net 50 goals in th Mike Ashley.The Scot, in an interview with talkSPORT, urged supporters to create a united front ahead of the new Premier League season. Despite the signings of Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin and Jetro Williams, the Newcastle faithful were livid withe Premier League.His finish from the edge of the area against Burnley on Saturday produced the landmark moment.It took 141 appearances able to play in Wednesday’s season-opening loss at Dallas despite an Achilles issue. Millsap scored 20 points over 36 minutes as a starter. 

Millsap grabbed five rebounds and shot 9 of 15 from the field in the game. He missed both 3-pointers he attempted and added three assists, a block and a steal. 

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Rockets guard was able to play through an illness Wednesday, in Game 5 against the Thunder. He put uphe World Cup winner has been linked with Juventus and Real Madrid, with reports claiming he wants to leave Old Trafford.Pogba faced criticism for his inconsistency last season and Maradona agrees with that sentiment.”With United I liked Ander Herrera arguably his finest game of the series despite the illness, scoring 31 points on 10 of 16 in 42 minutes an agent Vlado Lemic was in Milan yesterday and spotted at Casa Milan, meeting with Rossonero directors.It was thought Milan were holding talks with Lemic about Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren.However, Sky Italia says another client of Lemic’s was beof action. He added eight rebounds and three assists, while shooting 7 of 9 ee for Eden Hazard, it has been claimed in England.The Guardian reports Hazard’s wish is set to be granted in a £88.5million deal.And while the fee has been agreed at that price, it could in fact rise with add-one included.Hazard has one-year left ofrom three-point range in a 107-100 win.

Pacers broadcaster rips Miami fans: ‘They don’t deserve any team’


Indiana Pacers radio broadcaster Mark Boyle destroyed Miami Heat fans during his broadcast in the closing seconds of Miami’s Game 2 loss in the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night, saying, via the Palm Beach Post (): 

“These losers are leaving. They are flocking to the exittain Jordan Henderson said an “improved mentality” under Jurgen Klopp helped them come from behind to beat Tottenham on Sunday.Harry Kane scored within 48 seconds of kick-off and keeper Paulo Gazzaniga pulled off a number of impressive saves to give s with their team down by three. This city does not only not deserve this team, they don’t deserve an become a problem.Agnelli was speaking before today’s club general meeting.”How do we manage these club monopolies that dominate growth and monopolise sports results?” asked Agnelli, who is a strong advocate of a European Super League. “We think of By team.”

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Not the first time that the Heat fans have been criticized for their behavior. The arena is routinely seen as empty to start games, and the atmosphere has been likened in the past to a tennis match. Our own Zach Harper did note that, during Game, 1 it was quite loud. But then, it’s a no-win situation for them because the answer is “it should be; it’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.”

It’s odd criticism coming from a Pacers broadcaster, however. The Pacers, despite a top-three standing in the East for most of the season, ranked 24th in attendance capacity this season. diola is delighted with the attitude of Gabriel Jesus.The Brazil international took the opportunity to impress in European competition, scoring the third goal against Shakhtar.“He was involved and maybe involved tomorrow but it’s difficult to find

Maybe no one deserves a team. 

The Pacers won 97-93 to tie the series 1-1 headed back to Indiana.


s, as a result of his elbow to the face of Celtics


Knicks guard earned himself a suspension for Game 4 against the Celtics, as a result of his elbow to the face of Celtics’ guard Tranmere’s FA Cup third-round replay at home to Watford on Tuesday has been postponed due to heavy rainfall.No revised date has yet been finalised for the fixture to take place on.In a post on Twitter, Tranmere said: “The ground staff have worked tirelessly, working all hours, over the past few days in an attempt to get the game on but were unfortunately beaten by the weather.” Friday. Smith was hit with a Flagrant 2 for the playide the Olimpico stadium this week.The Serb was thought to have reacted to a Lazio fan ahead of the Coppa Italia final.But he revealed: “I was insulted by a policeman!“It’s already a disgrace to hear screams of ‘gyspy’ during matches from opposing in Game 3, but he maintained that the elbow was not thrown on purpose. The Knicks have a chance to close the series without Smith, so he may not return until the start of thetiis admits he’s keen on bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Serie A.Off contract at LA Galaxy in December, the Swede has expressed interest in a move to Italy.ADL said: “Ibrahimovic at Napoli is not a suggestion but could be my desire. “He is a frie second round of the playoffs.

Report: Nets reach verbal agreement with Gerald Wallace


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The first handshake deal is reportedly done. 

The NY Post reports and Yahoo Sports confirms that the have reached a verbal agreement with unrestricted free agen a section of the support.The Sun says he reached breaking point when Chelsea fans chanted “Sarri out” and “f*** Sarri-ball” during the win over Cardiff in March.The Italian, 60, will return to his homeland with Juventus after just one season in Londt to make the trek with them to Brooklyn. 

will give Gerald Wallace $40 mil for four years

— Fred Kerber (@FredKerber)

The Nets have reached agreement on a 4 year, $40 million contract with Gerald Wallace, league sources confirm. NY Post first reported.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA)

The Nets for and reportedly , again. That move to Brooklyn’s working out well. 

The Nets are giving a man that turns 30 next month $10 million per year, which is a hefty amount. ESPN reported that initial talks had centered around $8 million per year for three, which would have been a steal; that’s money. The big question will be if the fourth year is guaranteed. If not, that deal is entirely reasonable. Wallace is a one-time All-Star who does a lot for you on the floor. Even with so much of his game predicated on athleticism, he still should be productive for the first three years of the deal.

Wallace averaged 15 points, six rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes per game last year for the Nets with a 17.2 PER. 

The Nets are obviously trying to build a base to bring in other stars. The only question is what’s going to be left at the bottom of the roster. But it’s clear the move to Brooklyn is having the effect intendethe presence of owner Mike Ashley for their FA Cup replay win over Oxford United.And henk insists there’s no plans of selling their best players.The Daily Mail says winger Said Benrahma has attracted interest this season following impressive performances. As well as reported attention from Aston Villa, Chelsea have also scouted the Alg also revealed son Alex was in the stands for the triumph.Bruce was asked if he was nodding at Ashley at the end: “No, no, no, no, no. It was my lad, I think he wad. 

VIDEO: Steph Curry juggles waffle fries while dribbling


has an argument to make in the “best handles in the NBA” debate. is up there. ‘s up there, but the point guard has an interesting were weighed down by their collapse against Roma last season.The Reds shocked Barca in the second-leg of their Champions League semifinal before going onto win the final. The previous year, Barca had suffered a similar collapse against Roma.Alisson rplace in the debate with his particular style. Oh, and hey, he can do it while juggling fries. 

This seems extremely difficult. Of the many things Steph Curry can do that I can’t, this is yet another one, and seems important. I mean, how many times in my life have I found myself saying “Man, this would be so much easier if I could just juggle waffle fries while dribbling?” Countless tim third this season.Spurs have started shakily in their opening four games behind the rest of the players in terms of fitness having joined up with them after taking part in the Copa America with Chile. He suffered a hamstring injury in his final game of the competition which also set him back.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists , collecting just five points.But Redknapp denies their troubles will continue throughout the term.”I think it [talk of an apparent crisis at Spurs] is probably being hyped up,”es, I tell you!

The best news here is that the odds of injuring his ankle while juggling waffle fries are very low, you’d have to think. 

VIDEO: Ray Allen breaks all-time playoff 3-point record


is now the complete 3-point king.

Allen, who already owns the record for most 3-pointers made in a career, passedfers for Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes in the final weeks of the Premier League market.O Jogo says Sporting’s stand has left Fernandes furious after he had expected to move to London by Thursdaygue club Everton have signed Australia’s Hayley Raso from Brisbane Roar for an undisclosed fee.Raso will be free to play for Everton from mid-February, after featuring in Olympic qualifiers Manchester United are handing Russian superkid Sergey Pinyaev another round of trials.He will spend 14 days in England in January, according toScouts in Attendance.Pinyaev has already trained twice with the United youth team at Carrington.The last tifor her country.”It means so much to me to sign for Everton,.Spurs’ final offer was for €60m up front plu Reggie Miller in Game 3 on Thursday against the for most made all-time in the postseason, hitting his 321st in the fourth quarter.

For his regular-season career, Allen has hit 2,857 from deep, also passing Miller, for that record last season.

Allen was on fire in Game 3 against the Bucks, hitting 5-of-8 from deep as took a commanding 3-0 series lead with a 104-91 victory.