2020 March

Derrick Rose leaves game with ‘minor’ hamstring injury, day-to-day


suffered what the Bulls are calling a “minor” hamstring injury in the Bulls’ over the Monday night. 

Twenty-four seconds later, Rose sat on the bench grimacing, having been replaced by and drawing attention from assistant trainer Jeff Tanaka and team physician Brian Cole. 

That brought back memories of his dormancy. 

Team personnel worked on his right leg while he grimaced, not his surgically-repaired left knee. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose would be re-evted.A solid defensive display and a fourth clean sheet in five games – making it a league best 11 for the season – laid solid foundations as Burnley extended their unbeaten run to six.“We have come on the road to this football club, where Newcaaluated Tuesday, but the initial prognosis is that Rose suffered a right hamstring injury that is “minor.”

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Late in the game you could see Bulls officials tending to Rose, but Rose wasn’t in visible pain and was instead watching the game and calling out to teammates. Rose shot 8-of-21 but had seven assists and zero turnovers in the 15-point victory. 

DRose: “It’s a minor strain. It’s nothing big at all.”

— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop)

DRois close to being a first-team regular.The left-sided player made his Champions League debut against Red Star Belgrade, grabbing his first assist for the Whites in their 4-0 win.Fellow new signing Giovani Lo Celso scored his first goal for the club ise said he “should be ready” for Friday’s game. Obviously, ity boss Pep Guardiola has enjoyed a fresh pop at Liverpool ahead of the Community Shield.Guardiola counts winning the Premier League as the benchmark of true class – and compared winning the Champions League to the lucky spin of a roulette wheel. Bulls will be cautious.

— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop)

DRose walked without a limp in the postgame locker room.

— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop)

ting up 18 points Wednesday against the 76ers.


forward is in the midst of his best stretch of the season, after putting up 18 points Wednesday against the 76ers.

Bass scored his 18 efficiently, on 7 of 10 shooting in goalscoring performance in victory over Tottenham was a reward for his attitude.The World Cup winner was a constant menace to the Spurs back-line.Lampard said, “You can’t expect things to work out, strikers to score, whoever to play perfectly every w36 minutes of action. He also added six rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in ts season due to manager Frank Lampard.After an aggressiveco Zuculini has spoken of working with Ralf Rangnick.Zuculini played for Rangnick at Hoffenheim and commented on the German coach as he continues to be linked with AC Milan.”Rangnick? I have a nice memory of him. He is a great coach, he knows how to push to sign him by Bayern Munich, Hudson-Odoi has penned new terms with the Blues.The 19 year-old said, “That he came here is a great feeling for all of us because he previously talked about he 114-108 win.

Bass has been helped by the return of Rajon Rondo, as he is scoring 11.7 points in 10 games since Rondo came back from knee injury. He is averaging 11.1 points per game for the season. 

y humour.The 34-year-old has a parody account made


forward scored 22 points on 9 of 19 shooting in his tth plenty of dry humour.The 34-year-old has a parody account made in honour of him on Twitter called ‘Boring James Milner’, and he lice in the FA Cup quarter-finals.Toon were cruising to victory after going ahead 3-0, thanks to a Miguel Almiron brace and Valentino Lazaro.But the Magpies gave the away supporters a mini heart-attack as they allowed Albion to surge back into the gameved up to the ironic moniker in response to a video by Oxlade-Chamberlain dancing with his girlfriend.Milner filmed heam’s 111-104 win over the Lakers Sunday.

Turner played 42 minutes in the win after missing his team’s previous gaes to youth teamers being ready for first team football.Butt says it’s crucial they introduce their best kids gradually.Speaking to Inside United, he said: “You’ve got to look at our Academy players as potential Manchester United players in the firme Saturday due to knee sorenes. He added seven rebounds, six assists and one block to his line. He has averaged 19.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 29 games played.

re’ll be no immediate move for Manchester City win


forward Wednesday was happy with Lewis Cook in deihamidzic says there’ll be no immediate move for Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.Last summer, Sane missed on a lucrative £20.8million-a-year Bayern contract due to sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the Community Shield against Livfeat to Newcastle United.With Jeffersown down the gauntlet to Barcelona teammate Antoine Griezmann.The France attacker has battled for since his big money summer arrival from Atletico Madrid.And Pique has hinted Griezmann needs to show more determination to prove himself with the LaLigaon Lerma suspended, Cook stepped in and completed 90 minutes of the 2-1 loss at St James’ Park alongside Philip Billing. Howe told the Daily Echo: “I thought Cookie did well. He had against the Cavaliers, just one night after suffering a strained neck in a loss. He managed to avoid a concussion, but was unable to play through the injury Wednesday after receiving treatment all day. 

Report: Suns’ Bledsoe out indefinitely, needs knee surgery


ESPN reports that Suns guard will require knee surgery and is out indefinitely. The move comes after Bledsoe failed to secure an extension with the Suns and just as the Suns were starting to push for a top-five playoff spot in the tough Western Conference. 

guard Eric Bledsoe, one Sun says Madrid are ready to offer £45million for the Danish star plus blossoming midfielder Dani Ceballos to seal the switch.Spurs prefer a more experienced star than the 22-year-old in return and want to make Asensio part of the deal – even if itof the leading contenders for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award, is out indefinitely after the team determined that Bledsoe needs a surgical procedure to repair cartilage in his right knee, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Sources told ESPN.com that the exact scope andks it will take for the 19-year-old to flourish after serving as a back-up to Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus last season.He told bwin: “Kean is a great signing for Everton but he is going to need time to adapt to the Premier League – I can’t see him h severity of the injury will not be known until Bledsoe is in a surgeon’s care, but he is suspected to have suffered meniscus damage in his Dec. 30 return to Los Angeles to face the .

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Bledsoe, 24, is averaging 18.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game this season for the upstart Suns. 

OK, seriously. , , , , , , , , Eric Bledsoe, the list goes on and on. This season may not statistically be the worsttford are hoping to complete the signing of Le Havre midfielder Papa Gueye.The 20-year-old is already a France youth international.However, the Hornets are planning to send him out on loan as soon as the transfer is complete.Per the Daily Mail and Fr in history for injuries, but it certainly feels like it. 

7 of 13 from the field and hauling in a team-high


center was one of three Detroit players with 15 points Sunday, going 7 of 13 from the field and hauling in a team-high 12 rebounds as the Pistons defeated the Celtics, 87-77.

Drummond added two blocke-Heinz Rummenigge has warned Tottenham they risk losing Harry Kane. The two clubs will face off in a fascinatiMirror says, however, the Gunners are unwilling to move as they focus on Wilfried Zaha.Brazilian Malcom only moved to Spain last summer, having been linked with switches from Bordeaux to both the Gunners and north London rivals Tottenham .Now the 22-ng blockbuster Champions League clash in North London on Tuesday.”They have a good team,” Rummenigge told reporters as Bayern prepared to fld shots while posting his second straight double-double. Teammate Greg Monroe also put up a double-double, giving the tandem four combined in the team’s first ormer goalkeeper coach Luis Llopis.Llopis left Real last summer as Zidane stepped down and accepted an offer from Real Sociedad.He and Zidane were seen yesterday in San Sebastian meeting at Hotel Londres, fueling talk of a return to Madrid.The currenthree games.

team migistone has offered advice to Moise Kean ab


guard has been playing through a knee problem in recent days, and the team migistone has offered advice to Moise Kean about winning over the Goodison support.Pistone, who played for the Toffees 113 times between 2000 and 2007, believes that maximum effort is the minimum Everton fans will expect from their £27.5million signinght opt to give him Monday ocontract with Manchester United.The 25-year-old, signed in a £31 million deal from Benfica in the summer of 2017, has established himself as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice centre-back alongside Harry Maguire.According to Aftonbladet, Lindel delighted with his move to Sevilla.The former Olympique Marseille winger has joined Sevilla in a €15m deal.Ocampos said, “I am very happy to be in Seville and La Liga. “My former teammates told me good things about Sevilla. I spoke with Joaquin Coof iff to heal. The team announced prior to tipoff that , due to soreness in his left knee. Robbie Hummel is starting in his place. 

Martin played just 19 minutes in the team’s loss to the Grizzlies Sunday, and was held scoreless. He is shooting just 30.6 percent overall over the last five games, a possible sign that the injury has been bothering him for a while. 

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forward , who had been dealing with a sore glute, managed to play well as he fell three rebounds shy of double-double Saturday night against Denver.Young went 6 of 15 shooting from the field, including 0 of 1 from downtown, and 2 of 3 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 14 pois Nuno is proud of the form surge this season of Adama Traore.Nuno insists he never gives up on players and says the stunning transformation of Traore shows why. He said: “We don’t give up on players ever – we try to improve them.“That is the gnts and seven rebounds, with two of them coming fras released a statement after his sacking as manager.Fnai Emery has lauded Arsenal’s character after they came from behind twice to beat Aston Villa 3-2 at the Emirates on Sunday.John McGinn gave the visitors an unexpected lead in the first-half, who were soon ahead with men on the pitch after Ainsley Mlores was appointed only 12 games ago to help the team avoid relegation.But he was unable to stop their slide, and paid the price with his job after their 2-1 defeat against Southampton this weekeom the offensive end. He also added two assists, two steals and a block while logging 32 minutes of game action in a 103-92 loss.Young is averaging 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds over his last five games played.

ayed less than one minute, continuing his trend of


guard saw the court in Thursday’s 109-106 win over the Knicks but played less than one minute, continuing his trend of limited action for his team.

Brooks has played a total of five minutes over his team’s last six games after averaging 18.3 minutes over his team’s first four games. His only impact on the box score in the team’s last six games has been two admits this week’s thrashing by Atalanta was not good enough.Milan signed off for the winter break by being humbled 5-0 by the Oribici.Pioli said, “A game like this should not be allowed to happen. “We have to put in performances on the pitch woer Onel Hernandez says they must work harder and battle for points in the Premier League.The Canaries lost 3-1 at home to Manchester United on Sunday evening, stretching their winless run to sie is sure his team have improved since their amazing World Cup run.The Three Lions have built on their semi-final appearance in Russia by cruising to qualification for Euro2020.”I would say that we’re definitely further ahead than we were heading intx in the league.Hernandez told the club’s website: “I’mrthy missed three-point attempts and one personal foul committed.

ench during Friday’s win over the Pistons.Jackson


guard worked his way past a a left hip contusion as he came off the bench during Friday’s win over the Pistons.Jackson was held to only 18 minutes as he ave signed Arsenal midfielder James Olayinka and West Bromwich Albion striker Callum Morton on loan until the end of the season.Neither Olayinka, 19, nor Morton, 20, have made a first-team appearance for their parent clubs.But they have both featuredwent 2 of 7 shooting from the field and 2 of 2 from the charity stripe. He finished the game with six points Elabdellaoui is attracting Premier League interest. Leicester, Aston Villa, Watford, Bournemouth and Burnley are among the sides monitoring Olympiacos and Norway’s attacking right-back Elabdellaoui, says the Daily Mail. his past season on loan from Real Madrid and the Blues were weighing up their option to sign him on a permanent basis.The London Evening Standard says Chelsea might not choose to take up that option due to Maurizio Sarri’s protracted move to JuventusThe 27 year-old, who has capt, six rebounds and six assists in a 119-110 win.Jackson has totaled just eight points over his last two games. He is averaging 8.0 points, 4.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds through five games played this season.

Nightly Grades: Durant dazzles as the Thunder top the Heat


Each night, Eye on Basketball brings you what you need to know about the games of the NBA. From great performances to terrible clock management the report card evaluates and eviscerates the good, the bad, and the ugly from the night that was. 

Tet him to leave this season.The Japanese teenager was loaned out to Real Mallorca after spending the summer with Zidane and the Real Madrid first team.”When the tour of North America ended, Zidane told me that he wanted me to stay at Real Madrid this amGradeAnalysisA+

and the no longer own and the . The six-ge is delighted with the form of his young players.Howe has given game time to as many as nine players aged 23 or under in the top flight this season, including the likes of 21-year-old Aaron Ramsdale and 22-year-old Dominic Solanke. He said, “We can’ame winning streak is over, and Durant outplayed James in a terrific back-and-forth that ended with the Thunder winning 112-95. 

The Heat led 18-2, but after Scott Brooks subbed , the game turned. OKC outscored Miami 110-80 from that point on, and the Thunder got major contributions from (18 points) and (5-5 from 3). That’s now nine straight for the Thunder — all without — and Durant has quite possibly land a hand on the MVP.


Over .500! They did it! led the way with 30 points and 14 rebounds as Minnesota moved to 23-22 with a quality 88-77 win over the .


Second straight game missing , a second straight impressive win for the . They did it with as an offensive focal point, but was excellent with 26 points and ran the show beautifully. 


What a win for the . How does this team do it? Either Tom Thibodeau is a sorcerer, or should be MVP.

B  at the buzzer!B would very Newcastle United midfielder Matt Ritchie is interesting Stoke City.The Sun says the Potters are ready to make an ambitious move for Ritchie.The 29-year-old has two years left on his Toon contract. But no extension has been agreed for one of Rafa Benitez’s regulars.Nathan Jones is monitoring Ritchie’s situation closely.And he will swoop for the Scottish international if he becomes available.much like to be an All-Star. The beat the , and Lowry went for a smooth 33 points and 11 assists. BIt was against the , but so what. The went on the road, with a banged up team and dropped 126 behind 30 from .B

Another bid to get over .500, another failure for the . This one’s excusable as they were on the second of a back-to-back playing on the road against the . And they gave them a good run anyway.


You can’t fault the Heat for getting run over by the Durant train. But they got worked in this game. And don’t use the “they didn’t care” excuse. They cared. A lot. It’s just that once the Thunder made their adjustment, the Heat couldn’t find one of their own, and the game swung a full 40 points.

It’s a disconcerting loss for the Heat, but then again, this is a team prepping for June. They want to beat top tier competition and letting the Thunder get off the schneid is bad, but the Heat aren’t going to worry about this one too long.


The are slipping. They’re severely banged up, and looking really old right now. 

FThe played pretty well, in truth. looked like it was 2005 as he dropped 38 with 17 rebounds, but the Mavs losing at home to the Harden-less Rockets? That’s bad.

Smith says he’s afraid Woodson will be fired as Melo washes his hands


The looked, albeit briefly, like they had turned things around. They started January 5-1, and were slowly climbing their way out of their hole. They finished January 10-6, though, and are 4-6 in their last 10, on a three-game losing streak and the rats are beginning to scavenge once more. Earlier this week the first reports that coach Mike Woodson could be fired emerged. 

On Thursday, the players started to admit the reality of the situation. 

JR Smith on if he’s afraid Woodson will lose his job, “Yeah, without a doubt.”

— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone)

Woodson: “This year, for me, has been kind of a disaster from a coaching standpoint trying to get players to compete &mier League clubs are circling PSG as they face needing to sell players to meet Financial Fair Play demands.While they remain adamant Kylian Mbappe and Neymar won’t be sold, L’Equipe reports a quartet of stars are up for grabs.The four players – Julialed that 720 million monthly visitors and 140 million daily users are now tuning in for at striker Ryan Babel.Eurosport says Newcastle want to sign the 33-year-old but also face competition from Ajax. The North-East club have made contact with Galatasaray over the possibility of a move. When Rafa Benitez was in charge of Newcastle he also least a minute to its Watch platform, which is continuing to build out its sports content offering, reports, /.Facebook attributed a portion of the growth to play at a high level

— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone)

has started distancing himself from any decision as well. 

After falling to Portland for their third straight loss, Carmelo Anthony said any changes made by management, whether a potential trade or Mike Woodson’s status, isn’t his decision.

“At this point, I don’t really know what’s going to happen, if something’s going to happen,” Anthony said. “If something was to happen then it’s out of my hands.”

backed Woodson, but the shooter also knows anything could happen with the Knicks’ current play.

“I love Coach Woodson,” Smith said. “I think he’s done a great job. But it’s out of my hands. So I would hope not (if management opts to make a change), but if it does then we have to live with it.”

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That’s what Anthony should say, that it’s not his decision, that it’s not up to him. He’s just a player who plays for his coach. 

It’s also a lie. 

If Anthony indicated to ownership that keeping Woodson, who put together a 54-win season last year and gave Anthony the offensive freedom he’s always wanted, would help keep him when he becomes a free agent this summer (assuming he opts out), then Mike Woodson would have nothing to worry about. That’s the kind of power Melo has in that organization. But publicly stating it’s not up to him is, in a way, washing his hands of the situation.

Someone’s going down for the Knicks, and it ain’t gonna be Anthony. The New York Post reports that the players have come to grips with what’s coming down the pipe. 

The players genuinely like him, but it seems like they all see where this is going and a lot of what Woody is saying isn’t getting through,’’ a league source told The Post. “It’s kind of a scapegoat thing, but the reality is once you lose the group, that’s it. And I would say that moment is close.’’

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It’s not over ’til it’s over, but the fat lady is doing a mic check in New York. 

in his team’s 128-125 triple-overtime loss to the


guard was held scoreless on 0 for 3 shooting in 12 minutes of action in his team’s 128-125 triple-overtime loss to the Bulls Wednesday.

Poss Harry Redknapp has jumped to the defence of the club’s owners.He feels West Ham fans may be misdirecting their anger amid discontent with David Gold and David Sullivan.Redknapp told TalkSPORT: “West Ham fans have gn defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Indiana.The striker bagged his fourth goal of pre-season with a confident spot-kick dispatched emphatically into the top corner at Notre Dame Stadium.He told Liverpoolfc.com: “(Jordan Henderson) Hendo was walking buot their opinions, but I can onlrice returned after missing five games due to an upper respiratory infection, but the only impact he was able to make on the box score was two rebounds. He has averaged 1.9 pointade a move for Real Madrid teen Takefusa Kubo.Kubo will be loaned out to Mallorca, reports Jugones. Real Madrid had plenty of offers on the table but decided the option of joining Mallorca would be the best for the Japanese youngster. There was talk s over 20 games played.

-103 loss to the Suns.It was Love’s worst s


forward scored 15 points on just 4 of 20 shooting in Wednesday’s 104-103 loss to the Suns.

It was Love’s worst shooting perforton’s plans to bring in Santiago Sosa from River Plate may have hit the end of the road, after the Argentinean was denied a work permit.The Blues have been monitoring the 20-year-old and there were even reports from South America suggesting a £13mirmance since going 2 for 14 in Pochettino believes he can still land the Manchester United job this year.Th are moving for Manchester City veteran Fabian Delph.Delph is coming into his last season at Manchester City and could be tempted by a lot more game time at Goodison Park, says The Sun.The former Leeds and Aston Villa star, 29, has only been on the fe Mirror says Pochettino hasn’t given up hope of being United manager next season.The former Spurs boss, still out of the game after being sacked by chairman Daniel Levy alm a mid-November game, but he did manage to piece together a double-double by racking up 12 rebounds and making all six of his free-throw attempts. Love has averaged 26.1 points and 13.2 rebounds over 34 games played.

the second quarter with an unspes coaching journey


forward was forced to leave Wednesday’s game against the Thunder in the second quarter with an unspes coaching journey.The former Chelsea and Arsenal fullback is currently undertaking his coaching badges.”Everyone has their own philosophy but you also have to take ideas that you like from different coaches,’ he told the club’s website. “The first tcified injury.

At halftime, the team announced Leonard has been diagnosed with a fractured fourth metacarpal on his right hand, though it is not entirely clear when he suffered the injury. He finished the game with three points on 1 of 2 shooting in 15 minutes of action, and the team currently has nSunderland legend Billy Hughes, a key player in the 1973 FA Cup win, has died at the age of 70 after a long illness.Hughes made his Sunderland debut in 1967 at the age of 18 and went on to score 81 goal Jonathan Spector believes the sky is the limit for Christian Pulisic.The 21-year-old joined Chelsea this summer and will be looked to replace Eden Hazard on the wing.And former Manchester United defender Spector believes Pulisic has the potential als in 335 appearances during 11 years with the club.o timetable for his possible return.

Leonard has appeared in 41 of the team’s first 42 games, averaging 11.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game prior to the injury.