ty attacker Raheem Sterling this summer.The Sun sa


is not as bad as all the whiny, griping fans make him out to be. In 2010 and 2011, Wells hit 56 total home runs. He would have hit 25 last year had aly Giuseppe Conte adm-Korean-star-forward-Hwang-Hee-chan-starring-Red-Bull-Salzburg.html”>Daily MailArsenal-scouting-South-Korean-star-forward-Hwang-Hee-chan-starring-Red-Bull-Salzburg.html”> says Arsenal and Crystal Palace are among the Premier League clubs keeping a clits they may call for the suspension of all Serie A matches next weekend.Coronavirus concerns led to a raft of games being scrapped this past weekend.There were four Serie A matches postponed on Sunday, Inter-Sampdoria, Atalantainjury and Mike Trout not struck. indicates that his batting average is due for a correction (up!).

He’s still a decent defender and can steal 6-8 bases. Wells somehow gained the stigma of being “finished” when he failed to play up to expectations in 2011 after signing a massive contract with the Angels. But it’s created a caricature that simply isn’t accurate. Deep mixed leaguers may want to consider Wells — who has hit 25 or more home runs five times in his career — as an option in the last couple of rounds. Moving to a frien Kovacic has withdrawn from Croatia’s upcoming Euro2020 qualifiers against Slovakia and Azerbaijan.The Chelsea midfielder picked up a knock in Saturday’s draw with Sheffield United.Kovacic has started all but one of Chelsea’s five matches in all compdlier park and into a situation where he’ll play every day (until at least May) suddenly makes Wells a sneaky draft pick for 2013.  

nchester United and move to Manchester City.Van Ga


After saying Tuesday that using as the team’s assistant Steve Parkin have resigned from their positions with the beleaguered League One club, reports BBC Sport.Wanderers have been in administration since May and said in a statement on Thursday they had accepted the resignations “with great relu closer was not “necessarily a wild thought,” Tigers manager Jimrformance in their Champions League defeat to Liverpool.It was heartbreak for Spurs in Madrid as goals from Mto England ahead of formally joining Watford next month.Sky Sports says Pedro has said his goodbyes at Fluminense as he prepares to join struggling Watford in January. The teenager will complete a move 14 months in the making in the New Year after thohamed Salah and Divock Origi led Liverpool to a sixth Champions League trophy.Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger said: “We spoke a lot about Kane [bef Leyland clarified those comments on Wednesday. “I would say that that would be highly unlikely,” Leyland told .com. “I read the stories this morning. I said it’s not some far-out idea that somebody brought that up. I don’t think it’s a far-out idea. What I’m saying is I think it’s probably highly unlikely.”

Cubs agree to sign Kyuji Fujikawa for two years, $9.5M


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The are in agreement to sign Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa for two years and $9.5 million,yad Mahrez this summer.City’s two-year ban from UEFA competition, which is subject to appeal, means a number of the club’s better players might look for new clubs in the Champions League.And one of those players is said to be Mahrez, according to Cal reports CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Fujikawa also has the chance to earn an extra $2 million per year in performance bonuses.

Fujikawa, a 32-year-old right-hander, had 24 saves with a 1.32 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings last season for the Hanshin Tigers in Nippon Professional Baseball.

In a six-season career for Hanshin, Fujikawa amassed 202 saves with a 1.36 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 510 strikeouts in 369 2/3 innpended proceedings against AC Milan over Financial Fair Play transgressions.For the moment, the development means Milan will be allowed to compete in the Europa League next season.“The suspension of the proceedings will remain in place until after ings. He’s an elite closer in Japan. The had been seen as the favorites to land Fujikawa.

Where Fujikawa fits with the Cubs shouldn’t be a huge mystery. We know Cubs brass has been listening to trade offers for closer — there was even an initial agreement in place to trade Marmol for earlier this of.Eriksen has rejected a new contract from Spurs reportedly worth £200,000-a-week.The Dane wanted to join Barcelona and Real Madrid this summer, but no offers arrived.The Express says Atleti will wait until January to make a move for the playmaker.Erfseason. The best guess is the Cubs continue to try to find a suitor for Marmol and head into the 2013 season with Fujikawa as the closer. Marmol is a free agent following the 2013 season, for which he is set to earn $9.8 million.

News of Fujikawa’s signing was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

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Free agent preview: Mark Reynolds


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There will always be a market for power hitters. Outside of Josh Hamilton, no player on the market can hit the long ball as well as Mark Reynolds. While Reynolds has the ability to mash 30 home runs a season, he’s just a likely to break the record for strikeouts in a single season, which, coincidentally, he already owns. At the plate, Reynolds is considered a three true outcomes player. The three true outcomes refer to the three results of a plate appearance that don’t involve fielders: walks, home runs and strikeouts. Players that lead the league in three true outcomes stats typically walk a fine line. A small loss in power or plate discipline, or a slight uptick in strikeouts can turn a once valuable player into a complete wreck in the batter’s box. 

Unfortunately for Reynolds, that time may have already come. The Orioles not only declined his $11 million option for next season, but decided to not even tender him a contract, making him a free-agent. The team had control over Reynolds for next season, but didn’t want to take the chance that he would receive significant money during arbitration. 

It looks like that may have been the right call. Reynolds made $7.5 million last season, and was due to receive a raise in arbitration. Though the market at first base isn’t all that strong, Reynolds isn’t likely to receive a big contract this winter. 

Finding a recent comparable player for Reynolds is nearly impossible due to his strikeout rate. Over the past three seasons, Reynolds has struck out in 32.3% of his plate appearances. That is a staggering rate for a full-time player. Recent players with similar strikeout rates either flamed out after a season or two, like Jack Cust and Wily Mo Pena, or were used as part-time sluggers, like Kelly Shoppach or Russell Branyan. 

Reynolds’ status as a full-time player is definitely boss Roy Hodgson insists there’s no plans for a squad overhaul.Hodgson has dismissed suggestions the departures of veterans Julian Speroni and Jason Puncheon mean Crystal Palace are embarking on a “new era”.He said: “This isn’t a question of regiin doubt. His reputation as a poor defender isn’t going to help, either. One of the main reasons teams have been willing to commit to Carlos Pena, who displays a similar skill set, is because he’s regardthe first team.Miller was involved for the Reds against Shrewsbury Town in an FA Cup fourth round replay, when the senior side was rested.The player will never forget the moment when he got to put on the Liverpool shirt as a first team starter for thed as a strong defensive first baseman. Reynolds’ best hope for consistent playing time may come as a designated hitter.

Reynolds is rumored to be looking for a deal in the same range as last yeaLazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is close to a move to PSG.Blic says the Serb has told PSG he wants to join them.PSG are offering €80m for the transfer and talks are in the final stages.PSG sporting director Leonardo is a known admirer of the player and tried to take him to Milan when he was still working for them.Milinkovic-Savic’s move will be funded by the sale of Neymar.r’s $7.5 million salary. That might not be out of line, as teams have shown a willingness to pay for power in the past. Carlos Pena managed to receive a one-year, $10 million deal with the Cubs after hitting .196/.325/.407 in 2010. And he was 32-years-old at the time. The following year, Pena received $7.25 million to return to Tampa for his age-34 season. Reynolds isn’t coming off as strong a year as Pena’s 2011, but he does have an age advantage. A one-year deal worth between $6 million and $7.25 million is probably an accurate range for Reynolds. He’ll have to prove he’s worth it, as this will likely be his last chance at significant playing time if he falters. 

Indians, Mariners, Rays

Marlins, Yankees, Cubs, Mets

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B.J. Upton visited Braves, Phillies, but leaves them, maybe others waiting


Waiting on B.J. Upton isn’t exactly like waiting on Godot. But it’s not going as quickly as some might hope, either.

Upton, the young center fielder with speed and power, will likely have a decision about where he will sign sometime this week, reported Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. But others counter: Who knows?

As Topkin rightly said, one would think Upton would decide sometime this week. But the others who know there are no deadlines aren’t wrong, either. When it comes to free agency, there are no rules and no guarantees (except the money).

Upton visited with both the and at least 10 days ago. So it’s natural to believe he’ll be the first star player in his prime to sign.

Some may wonder why it’s taking so long. But by the standards of free agency, it’s still very early in the season.

Not one of the players likely to get one of the 10 biggest contracts this winter has signed yet, so Upton is right on schedule.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t some anxious folks.

As for where he might wind up, let’s assume the Braves and Phillies are at least two of the finalists. But there could be others. Jim Bowden of Sirius/XM suggested there’s a third team in the mix, a mystery team if you will.

The mystery team can never be discounted. The Giants and possibly the Nats also seek a center fielder, while the Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers, Mariners, Brewers and Orioles are among other teams consideralkeeper Norberto Murara – better known as NetoThe Gunners are searching for a replacement for Petr Cech, who will retire from football after the Europa League final.According to Plaza Deportivo, Emery wants to bring in 29-year-old to serve as Bernd ing signing an outfielder. (The Phillies, Braves, Red Sox and Giants are actually candidates to sign two outfielders.)

Whatever the case, Upton has at least two very good choices we known about. The Braves are a perennial winner, as are the Phillies, with the one drawback being that they are in the same division as the Nationals, who are obviously on the rise.

Both would allow the Norfolk Va.-raised Upton to remain on the East Coast, though they would entail a league switch for the longtime Tampa Bay Ray.

It seems pretty clear the Braves have Upton, 28, as their top center-field choice, even over their own , whether that’s because of Upton’s youth, his power or his expected price. (Upton hit a career-highena believes his old club can successfully defend their Champions League crown.Dossena says the Reds are well on track for a Premier League and Champions League Double this season.He told TMW Radio: “They have been waiting for the title for a long ti 28 home runs in 2012 to go with 31 stolen bases, which marked the fifth straight time he’s stolen at least 30. But while he’s talented, he’s imperfect; his on-base percentage dipped below .300 [.298] for the first time in his career.)

With the Phillies, it’s not quite as clear whether he’s their No. 1 choice or their 1A. Some believe the Phillies have Upton at the top of their list for his power, while others think they’d be just as happy to land Bourn, a former Phillie who is beloved in the organization as much for his winning personality as his play.

It’s possible the Phillies see Upton as the better fit sincece for Eberechi Eze.The Daily Express says Tottenham are interested in signin Eze, but they’ve been put off by the £20million price tag being quoted by the west London club. Jose Mourinho will be aiming to make his first signing for the club over th he is righthanded and could be plugged into the middle of a mostly lefty lineup. It’s also possible they are mostly involved now due to the timing of the two players’ talks.

Upton is going to sign first.

At least we think he is.

Report: Angels recall David Carpenter, option Garrett Richards


The reliever David Carpenter and optioned starter to Triple-A Salt Lake, Alden Gonzalez of .com reported Thuroan for thull of praise for his attacking stand-ins.Spurs lost to RB Leipzig and Chelsea in a matter of days last week as they struggled without injured strikers Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.But Mourinho insists: “I have no complaints about my players. “Oppoe remainder of the 2019/20 season.The 19-year-old was a key figure for Everton Under-23s last season as David Unsworth’s team won an unprecedented Premier League 2 and Premier League Cup double.Powerful frontman Hornby joined the Blues fromsday.

With added in a trade, the Angels no longer need Richards — one of their top-five prospects — as their fifth starter. Instead, they opted to add relief depth with Carpenter, who has a 107 ERA+ in ‘re successfully changing the mentality inside the squad.United drew a blank on Saturday for their 0-0 draw with Wolves.But Solskjaer is convinced United are on the right path.“I’ve been asked to do this job,” said Solskjaer. “I think the fans se38 innings with the Angels this year.

Richards posted a 4.33 ERA in nine starts with the Angels, striking out 34 against 27 walks.

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Video: Top 10 plays of the week


Top 10 plays of the week, forthcoming. Spoiler alert: Johan Santana makesz’s backroom staff will follow him should he decide to leave Newcastle United.The Evening Chronicle says Benitez could leave on June 30, with pre-season training starting just four days later.The Magpies have maintained for months they have no Plan B an appearance. Most weeks, No. 2 would be No. 1. But ingham Forest have signed ed have accepted an offer from Parma for Matteo Darmian.Darmian is set to join Parma in a £1.4million deal as the Manchester United flop follows Chris Smalling, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to Italy.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had revealed he planned tWolves striker Rafa Mir on a season-long loan.The 22-year-old helped Spain win the European Under-21 Championship this summer, having spent last term on loan at Spanish second division side Las Palmas – where he scored sevendo judge for yourself …

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The Lineup: One game, two gems


If you’re partial to absolutely suffocating pitching performances, then what unfolded in on Wednesday night should be to your liking … – Lee and Cain will be sharing top billing. Last night in San Fran, these two combined for the following line: 19.0 IP (!), 9 H, 0 R, 11 K, 1 BB, 21 ground-outs. Yes, Lee worked 10 innings (!) and did so in just 102 pitches. Cain, meanwhile, took the easy route by pitching a mere nine frames in 91 pitches. In other words, much pitching beauty and excellence was on display. Granted, neither offense is particularly impressive, but at a certain level dominance is dominance. If you saw this one unfold, consider yourself fortunate. Oh yeah: The Giants won, 1-0. – The Mets got thumped by the Braves on Wednesday, but Wright carried on with his outstanding season. In the process of going 2-for-5 (which, it should be noted, dropped his average to .500), Wright tied Darryl Strawberry for the most RBI in franchise history (733). Wright also has a real shot at setting the franchise marks for hits and runs scored this season.  – Colon tossed eight scoreless against the and at one point recorded 38 consecutive strikes (overall, 82 of his 108 pitches went for strikes). He also struck out five and walked none. For his troubles, Colon picked up his third win of the season and dropped his ERA to 2.63.  – Latos disintegrated on Wednesday as he surrendered eight runs and 12 baserunners in 5.2 innings of very hard work. When the Reds paid dearly in trade for Latos this offseason, they thought they were getting an ace. To date, he’s been anything but. – In a close 4-3 loss to the , Francoeur went 0-for-4 at the plate and left four crucial runners on base. In doing so, he dropped his OPS for the season to .612. – Another loss for the Angels, another homer-less game for Pujols. It’s now been 53 plate appearances in 2012 without a dinger. After a 1-for-4 night in Wednesday’s loss to the A’s, Pujols’s batting line has slipped to .265/.308/.347. It’s still early, but at some point the sleeping giant needs to wake up.: The results to date have been mixed for marquee import and presumptive ace . His control has been woefully lacking thus far, and on Thursday he’s tasked with opposing the hard-hitting Tigers. Can Darvish right himself against the likes of Miguel Cabera, and ? It’s alsoys he will shoulder the “blame” for Hugo Lloris’ howler in their 2-1 win over Southampton.The France goalkeeper – and 2018 World Cup winner – was inexplicably dispossessed inside his own six-yard area by Danny Ings for Saints’ equaliser following a b a possible ALCS preview. 7:05 p.m. ET: , in his bounce-back season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, has struggled badly thus far. In fact, last time out he coughed up eight runs against the lowly Cubs. With the scuttling Reds in town (they’ve dropped five of six and were throttled by 11-1 on Wednesday), something’s got to give. Cincy risks dropping 6.0 games off the pace in the NL Central. 1:45 p.m. ET: The last two nights, the once-scorching have fallen to the in white-knuckled fashion — each time by a single run and each time in the final at-bat of the nic.Forster has thanked Southampton for letting him return to Celtic on a season-long loan.”I hate not playing. I wouldn’t have come if I didn’t want to play,” he said.“So for me that’s the ultimate thing, get playing, get back in the team and then ight. Will Thursday’s til Simeone says Thomas Lemar can leave this month.Premier League sides Arsenal, Tottenham and Wolves are all reportedly interested in the France winger.Lemar has made 21 appearances for the LaLiga side this campaign but has made just 10 starts. “The fat provide similar intrigue? 1:10 p.m. ET• : Pity Nats catcher : he’s charged with taking abuse from the hardest-throwing rotation in all the land. The Post notes that . And they throw those fastballs a lot. In fact, going back to the far end of the data (11 years) no rotation can match the average heater of the D.C. starting five. “Against these guys, it’s like you don’t get a chance to catch your breath,” Reds outfielder said. “You get done with one, it’s just on to the next one. We were here for four days. All four guys, and we missed Strasburg, can hit the mid-90s. That’s tough. It’s very rare. Usually, you only have one guy in the rotation who throws like that.” • : Want to get to know the guy who does much of the baseball-related heavy lifting over at Wikipedia? The Daily Dot ,” who should be treated as a conquering hero by all baseball fans. • : Rare is the Internet slideshow that is worth your while. However, you should consider this one, , to be a rare exception. [Orange County Register] • : Rookie Cards manager Mike Matheny hasn’t made a misstep in the dugout thus far, but his finances are in significantly worse shape. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes, . • : What does a novice Brit think of our national pastime? The London Telegraph’s Tim Stanley recently took in a game and . Money quote: “The rules are simple and any confusion is cleared up by more beer.” For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

turday against the Bucks, as he continues to deal


guard will miss his second straight game and fourth in five games Saturday against the Bucks, as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury suffered Wednesates after skipping out on them this weekend.Against AC Milan, Ronaldo was hooked on 55 minutes for the eventual matchwinner Paulo Dybala on Sunday and is said to have left the ground before the final whistle.Gazzetta dello Sport says Ronaldo did notday against the Pacers. His status moving forward remains day to day, with Miami’s next game scheduled for Monday againstty of Chelsea ace Eden Hazard.Hazard is a top summer target for Real Madrid – and Emery has no doubt about the Belgian’s statuse contact with manager Jurgen Klopp after their famous Champions League triumph over Barcelona.Klopp received a special phone call from Liverpool owner John W Henry and chairman Tom Werner following his side’s incredible victory.Linda Pizzuti shared in the game.”He is a top player without a doubt,” said Emery to El Larguero. “We are talking about Neymar, Cristiano (Rona the Raptors. 

ited’s tead was refuted Jose Mourinho claims that


center Friday night againe planning a hot reception for Manchester United’s tead was refuted Jose Mourinho claims that he copied Antonio Conte’s system to beat Tottenham on Sunday.Lampard’s 3-4-2-1 formation worked to perfection against Spurs, allowing his side to dominate the first-half and claim a 2-0 victory.Mourinho praisedm bus at Anfield on Sunday.The Liverpool-fans-plot-hostile-welcome-Manchester-Uniteds-team-bus.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says a fans group – Official Liverpool fans – has called upon home sst the Mavericks because of a strained calf muscle, ESPN Los Angeles reports.Kaman has now missed two straight games with the injuryto clinch an unprecedented domestic treble on Saturday.City will try and add to the Premier League and League Cup by beating Watford in the FA Cup at Wembley.”When you win, you take a shower and then you want to win the next one and the next,” Guardi. He is averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 boards over 39 appearances (13 starts). His next opportunity to play will come Sunday against the Clippers.

missing the team’s previous game against the Spur


guard is in the starting lineup Saturday against the Mavericks, after missing the team’s previous game against the Spurs with the injury. DKalidou Koulibaly has declared his commitment to Napoli.The defender continues to be linked with a move away.But alongside a photograph of himself looking out over the Bay of Naples, Koulibaly wrote on social media:“This is where my children were born.“This is where I grew up as a man and a player.“This is where my family and I feel at home. #Napoli”.ragic was cleared to play after making anchester United, it has been claimed.Can believes he can rtain’s armband for Everton yesterday.The fullback led the Blues to victory over West Ham.Digne told Canal Plus: “Our captain was suspended and Gylfi (Sigurdsson) was not starting, so I knew I was going to be captain. “The coach had spoken to me. I toesurrect his career by moving to United.Goal says the midfielder is likely to leave Turin in the January transfer window with a move to Old Trafford high on the cards. Can could leave on an iit through pregame warm-ups, and depending on his pain tolerance, according to the Arizona Republic. 

Sky Sports, Giggs expressed his delight at Manche


guard Monday’s contest as must keep working on his game.Speaking to Sky Sports, Giggs expressed his delight at Manchester United winger’s recent performances.“He’s one of those players you know what he’s going to do but you can’t stop it,” our record appearance-holder saigainst the Nets while he recovers from a knee injury suffered on Friday, accordir Philippe Coutinho.The 26-year-old is also said to be on the radar of PSG and Chelsea but Carragher hopes Jurgen Klopp would make a move if Coutinho is allowed to leave.Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, he said: “I wouldn’t say I would be actively going to the team’s official website.Gordon has been dealing with tendinitis in the knee, an injury that could linger over the season’s final few weeks. He has now missed two straight games with the ailment. He is averaging 15.4 points, 3.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds over 64 appearances. His next chance to play will come Wednesday against thners are making “a good decision” by appointing Mikel Arteta to replace him as manager.Manchester City assistant boss Arteta was announced as the new Gunners boss on Friday.”He really is prepared to make that next jump,” said Emery.”He has been at Are Clippers.

ounced. He will need 8-12 weeks of recovery during


center underwent to clean out his left knee on Friday, the team announced. He will need 8-12 weeks of recovery during the offseason.Noah, who won his first Defensive Player of the Year award this season, finished with averages of 12.6 points, 11.3 reboal.The striker’s contract expires this summer and he will likely not receive an extension from the Reds.With the final against Tottenham on June 1 set to be his last game for Liverpool, Sturridge wants to go out with a bang.“To bshuayi says he valued his loan with Crystal Palace.Batshuayi faces his old club this weekend.He told chelseafc.com, “As everybody knows I spent a few months at Cryver Gibraltar.The Danes won the Euros qualifier 6-0 – but not before a testing first-half.The performance drew jeers from the Danish support and Eriksen lamented, “Firstly, they would like to see some nice football and the conditions were tough todaystal Palace. “I learned a lot off the coach who has strong beliefs, and who had the wore successful you neunds and 5.4 assists in 80 games this season.

Dion Waiters, Kyrie Irving speak with media together to quash rumors


You could not have made up what happened with the this year. They struggled out of the gate. has dealt with constant questions about whether he likes it in Cleveland and intends to stay. was a non-factor and a locker room cancer. ‘s been hurt. They traded for in an emergency “pull the parachute” move to try and sail to the playoffs and that didn’t work. They fired their GM. 

And the hits just keep on coming. 

On Monday, after practice, Kyrie Irving and . The two have faced repeated questions about the relationship in the media this year, with the implication being that the two don’t get along. The source of frustration is said to be Waiters’ alpha dog mentality and a desire to be “the man” in Cleveland. n assistant manager Duncan Ferguson is in line for a new contract.The Times says Everton are to reward Ferguson for his role in guiding the club out of the relegation zone by handing him a new contract.Blues owner Farhad Moshiri, chairman Bill Kenwri

And it somehow involves Josh Gordon, wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns: 

On “First Take,” Gordon was asked about the perceived rift between Irving and guard Dion Waiters, both top-four picks in the NBA draft.

“I talked about it with Dion,” Gordon told anchor Skip Bayless. “He’s my neighbor in my building, so we hang out all the time. I’m aware of the rift in the locker room. That’s just alpha males and supreme athletes trying to share the spotlight.”

He said he hoped the two got along but supported the idea that one of the two would have to be traded.

“I’m not opposed to that,” Gordon said. “It might play out better.”

via .

That touched off a firestorm which resulted in Kyrie Irving . So was an attempt to put the rumors to bed, to make fun of them a little bit, and try and end the beef with Gordon. 

“Honestly on the court, off the court, with the best of friends,” Irving said. 

The two joked about how they actually spoke to each other at practice before discussing the Gordon situation.

“(Outside sources and media) don’t know what we do. There will be times when we don’t get along on the court,” Waiters said. “But that doesn’t mean we don’t get along.” 

You have to respect the two for making the appearance. You can’t talk about how they won’t address an issue and then deride them when they do. They wanted to try and end the constant speculation about it. 

Now, do I believe them? When one outlet reports on dischord between two players, even a reputable one, you take it with a grain of salt. But when multiple outlets have alleged the same situation, and it’s part of a greater pattern pertaining to Kyrie Irving’s attitude towards Cleveland, it’s hard to believe everything’s fine. 

Maybe trying to get out above the situation and squash it was the play. Maybed against signing Ligue 1 duo Memphis Depay and Nicolas Pepe.Lille reportedly want £60m for talented winger Pepe, while Depay has been tipped for return to England from Lyon.According to French football expert Rich Allen, the Reds should avoid overp acknowledging the reports, creating posts like this one, is counterproductive. Either way, as much of a good faith effort as it may have been, it’s unlikely it helps end the specuation that the two are doomed for a break-up at some point, especially with the Cavs’ unratar Mesut Ozil.Low is still upset at the way Ozil quit representing Germany, when he cited issues of racism directed towards him by supporters and some federation members.His coach was not happy at the time and his opinion has not changed, while he iveling after a playoff charge with Irving out. 

Nets go ballistic from 3-point range in Game 3 win


The went bombs away in their 104-90 Game 3 victory over the on Saturday. They made 15 of their 25 three-point attempts, the most in this postseason and a franchise playoff record. 

, , likely won’t get most of the credit. He shot 3-for-11 from the field and made only one shot from downtown. It was his penetration, though, that started everything for Brooklyn. Williams had 11 assists, and nine of them were for three-pointers. His ability to get in the lane and find opt is bidding to take over Bristol Rovers in League One.The Bristol Post claims that there is one UK-based group of investors who want to relocate the club’s stadium to a fruit market.The report suggests that talks are still at an early stage, but theen marksmen is what made this a totally different game from the two that came before it.

The Nets spread the floor with their shooters, and those shooters didn’t hesitate for a second. Forward , who shot 6-for-9 from deep in Game 2 for 20 points, exploded once again. He made all four of his threes in a seven-and-a-half-minute stretch spanning the third and fourth quarters, and didn’t even think about taking a two-pointer. Even if he’s a few feet behind the line, if he catches the ball in rhythm, he is launching it.

“When he’s hot like that, we’re a tough team to go at,” Brooklyn swingman said.

It was Mirzanity, Mirzamania, Mirza Madness. Teletovic should probably tweet his shot chart, like he did after the last game:

Is not overb has the Premier League title sewn up.After the Reds defeated Watford, Cole believes the title is already in the Reds’ hands, even though there are 21 games to go this season. He said: “I think the title’s done. This year it’s coming to Anfield no p

— Mirza Teletovic (@Teletovic33)

Johnson, who missed all four of his three-point attempts in Game 2, shot 5-for-7 this time. The Nets, as a team, made basically everything. Including this:

“They got into a great rhythm,” Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Teams can be dangerous when you give them a lot of rhythm. But you have to give ‘em credit, they have guys that can knock down shots and they moved the ball well. They moved the ball extremely well in the second half. In that third quarter, they had a couple possessions where it was multiple passes for option shots. And we just have to step up those multiple efforts against those type of plays.”

The Nets were only up by three points when Teletovic hit his first three-pointer. That started a 18-5 run, and the Heat were never able to make a serious challenge in the final frame.

“Obviously the basket seems as though it’s a little bigger,” Johnson said. “But I thought the thing that was great about it was the ball movement. Us gettimed they can sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco this summer.City boss Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the Spaniard and sees him as an eventual successor for David Silva. Silva will leave City at the end of next season.Onda Cero says Real have assured Citng to the teeth of the defense, kicking it out for wide-open shots, that was the biggest key. I think that’s what kind of started guys making threes and us kind of going on a run.” 

Brooklyn got those looks because it got the Heat’s defense on its heels and passed the ball exquisitely. Miami’s aggressive schemes, which bothered Williams so much on Thursday, were not all that effective. Still, the Nets got hotter than usual, in contrast to the Heat missing even their open threes. Miami went 8-for-24, including 0-for-9 from , , , and . Don’t expect things to remain the same for either team on Monday.