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pitcher suffered his first loss of the season in Sunday’s 5-1 defeat to the Red Sox.Hernandez (2-1), who made his sixth start of the season, surrendered a solo home run to Will Middlebrooks in the second. He was charged with thrKlopp confirmed his release this week.Sturridge has posted a message on Facebook in tribute to Liverpool’s supporters and colleagues on the playing Premier League is experiencing a golden age.There is an incredible level of quality at the top of the league, especially with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.The Reds won the Champions League, while Tottenham were the other team competing and coaching staff. “What can I say… It’s been one hell of a ride at this beautiful club,” he said. ee runs and nine hits over 4 1/3 innin draw with Sheffield United.It was a first start in the Premier League since April 2018.”It felt good personally, I’m blessed and glad to be back in competition at Watford,” he said.”I suffered a lot the last couple of months, with injury, with comebgs of work. He struck out two and walked one as he saw his ERA rise from 5.79 to 5.85.Hernandez is scheduled to make his next start Friday at Detroit. He has a whopping 10.22 ERA in three starts away from Target Field.

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After going 18al 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 games in a row without a home run before Friday, first baseman  did not wait long for his next one. Votto homered Saturday for the second game in a row, while reaching base six times in a 10-0 win over the Phillies.

Votto went 4 for 4 with a double and the HR. He drove in two runs and scored twice.

Votto’s on-base percentage is .473, which would be the highest for a season in the majors since 2004. He has six home runs and 20 RBI to go with a 1.004 on-base plus slugging percentage. He leads the National League with 37 walks and ranks third with a .346 batting average. 

More News 04/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff Djibril Sidibe.The France international is on a season-long loan at Goodison Park, with a purchase option included.However, Le 10 Sport says Milan have registered their interest with Sidibe. Talks were held between the two parties before Christmas.Ev 03/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ock Origi for his Champions League final appearance.Pirlo says only Origi’s goal against Tottenham could redeem him for his poor performance.”Tottenham showed no character, there were players like Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen who didn’t want the b 09/26/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/17/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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third baseman was in the lineup for Tuesday’s series opener against the Rangers, his third game since returning from the disabled list.The 34-year-old is expected to start again Wednesday for his first back-to-back contests after missing time due to a knee injury, .com reports. He had been limited to six innings in each of his first two games back.”It’s going to take a little bit for him to not be sore the next day, and to play nine [innings every day],” manager Ron Roenicke said. “I don’t know if that’s going to be on the road trip; I don’t know when we’re going to be able to do that.”

More News 11/05/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2015 • by RotoWire Staff d Deulofeu.The Spaniard will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury suffered in last weekend’s win over Liverpool.”I’ve been talking to him. I think he’s going to Barcelona on Wednesday,” said Femenia.”I don’t know when his operation is. I th n Pulisic is well aware of his doubters.Pulisic admits the criticism has hurt, although he insists the level of expectation which comes with his £58m price tag has not weighed him down.Pulisic said: “You can’t completely ignore it. I don’t live un 09/24/2015 • by RotoWire Staff joined Wolves in a deal worth £1m, but will remain on loan at Rochdale until the end of the season.The 17-year-old England Under-18 international scored against Manchester United in the EFL Cup in September.Matheson has made 15 starts for the League 09/23/2015 • by RotoWire Staff

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n Longstaff still on the books.Bruce has spoken of

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starting pitcher did not factor in the decision Saturday against the Cardinals. Gallardo, who made his seventh start, allowed four runs on six hits over six innings in a 7-6 defeat, including a three-run home run off thar and is now in advanced talks to take over Gimnástic de Manresa, says Sport.The Catalan hopes to agree on terms of around €400,000 for Gimnástic de Manresa, which would be put in place to act as a feeder club for Andorra.Manchester City boss Pee bat of Jon Jay in the second inning. He did retire 13 of the next 14 batters he faced before surrendering a solo homer to Allen Craig in the sixth, putting St. Louis on top 4-2.Milwaukee was able to re-take the lead in the bottom of the inning leaving Gallardo in line to take the win, but the Cardinals rallied back with two runs in the seventh. The right-hander was pulled after throwing 90 pitches — 56 for strikes — and finished with four strikeouts and no walks while earning his third no-decision. Gallardo is slated to make his next start Friday at Cincinnati. He is 2-3 with a 3.81 ERA in nine career starts at Great American Ball Park.

More News Real Madrid defender has struggled for consistency since his arrival.But Nuno says: “He’s trying; trying to improve, but it’s not easy to get inside the routines. We give always time and space to the player, to adapt, to get involved, to understand 09/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/26/2018 • by RotoWire ng his old club fail to land Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane.Bayern have pursued a deal for Sane all summer, but it now appears off after the winger’s ACL injury.Hitzfeld is convinced City were ready to sell Sane before he broke down in the CommuStaff 09/19/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/02/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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ttenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was delighted wit

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Making his first start since April 7, pitcher turned in a solid outing on Saturday against the Rangers. He worked five scoreless innings, giving up five hits while striking out three in a 7-2 win. The 24-year-old threw 52 of his 80 pi has admitted his admiration for manager Frank Lampard.Tomori is among those Chelsea youth team players who finally got a chance to shine in the first team under Lampard this season.He has grabbed his opportunities in central defence, and is now constches for strikes and lowered his ERA from 3.48 to 2.35.Hernandezo Vlasic.The Liverpool Echo says Vlasic has spent this season on loan with CSKA and has impressed with eight goals and seven assists, including a strike against Real Madrid in the Champions League.Trised at the recent comments made by Danny Rose about his future at the club.The England left back recently commented that he would be okay if he were to transfer away from the club this summer.”It’s not about regular first-team football. I know my ahe Croatian international asked for a move away from also walked one while collecting his first major-league win. His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Indians.

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starter , who improved to 3-1 on the year Wednesday with a win over Arizona, has finally come to the reality that he with the same velocity that he used to, the New York Daily News reported following his outing. Sabathia gave up three runs over eight innings Wednesday but didn’t top 90 miles per hour once with his fastball.

“I’m hoping some more velocity comes back,” he said. “If not, we’ll work with this.”Sabathia said he’s not surprised after 13 years in the big leagues, though he’s also not yet ready to just give up. “It’s reality. You never know. I’ve never been through anything like this, so I don’t know. I’m not going to lose sleep over it. I’ve been pitching Sheffield United on Sunday.Teenagers Brandon Williams Unai Emery says he wants to enjoy his return to former club Valencia next wek.Emery and Arsenal will take a 3-1 lead into the second-leg of their Europa League semifinal.He said, “I want to enjoy this semi-final, playing. I don’t want to finish this and Mason Greenwood scored to level the scores at Bramall Lane, before 22-year-old Marcus Rashford put the visitors ahead.Asked about the comeback, Solskjaer said: “When you’re 2-0 down, you have for a long time. Eventually, it was gong to happen,” he said.The good news for Sabathia is that the 32-year-old has won three consecutive starts with a 2.57 ERA and 24 strikeouts over 28 innings. The velocity drop doesn’t seem to be bothering him too much.

More News 10/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Rovers.Pearson was pleased with the opportunity to take a closer look at some fringe members of his squad against Tranmere Rovers, despite the disappointment of the FA Cup fixture’s eventual result.“We learned a lot about our young players tonight 10/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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The are pretty much taken care of at every position around the infield, so top prospect is trying to make himself as versatile as possible. Baseball America’s No. 30 prospect is also lighting up Double-A Harrisburg to start his second professional season.

Rendon is batting .311 through his first 13 games, with a .467 on-base percentage and .533 slugging percentage, while appearing at three infield positions so far. He has six extra-base hits, and has also walked 11 times to just eight strikeouts.

R to become a Chelsea legend.The 21-year-old is making his mark at Stamford Bridge this season, with a hat-trick in Saturday’s win over Wolves taking his season total to 7 from five Premier League games.”I have grown up watching big stars playing in tendon is tasting Double-A for the second time and enjoying it much more than he did in his first go last season. The 23-year-old could fight his way to Triple-A this season, but the Nationals have no obvious place for him in their infield right now. He remains a decent long-term Fantasy keeper option, but unless a hole opens up for his hot bat, he is unlikely to be much help prior to roster expansion in September. 

More News 03/02/2020 • bynow.Enrique has been in contact with Gunners chief Raul Sanllehi as manager Unai Emery battles to turn results around in London.However, while interested in the job, Spanish sources insist Enrique has told Sanllehi he won’t consider taking the post m RotoWire Staff 02/20/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/20/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 12/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff jumped into the battle for Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni.Manchester City are chasing a deal for the Italy U21 international ahead of the summer market.However, AS says Liverpool are also keen on the 20 year-old, who is viewed at Anfield as 11/14/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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s they can still beat Arsenal on Thursday.Los Che

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starting pitcher was not at the top of his game Friday against the Twins, but the offense picked him up in a 16-5 win.

Niese allowed five runs — four concern during this international break.The St Mary’s side are currently languishing in the bottom three following Saturday’s disappointing defeat to Everton. But Hasenhuttl says of their home record: “I think it’s not a big topic that we didn’t wiearned — in five innings of work, his shortest outing of the season. Niese struggled with his control, walking four batters and throwing just 57 of 101 pitches for strikes. He struck out just one batter, however he was also working with a big lead for much of the game, as the Mets jumped out to a 10-2 lead after two innings.

Niese picked up his second win of the season but his ERA rose to 3.57. He is 2-0 with 10 strikeouts and eight walks in 17 2/3 innings of work through three starts. Niese will make his next start Wednesday in Colorado, a notoriously difficult environment for pitchers. Niese has a 7.94 ERA in two career starts at Coors Field. 

More News 07/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff righton boss Graham Potter.The Australian tops the Premier League charts for most short passes.He said: “I think it is an asset that you have as a goalkeeper, which is only going to help you, definitely with the direction the game is going.”We work h 04/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/16/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ors.PSG star Edinson Cavani has recently revealed that one of his dreams is to score a goal for Boca at La Bombonera like former Uruguayan striker Sergio Martinez.”Between River and Boca, I’m going for Boca,” Modric said on Un Metro Adelantado.”I pre 03/15/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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Norway midfielder admits staying with parent club

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manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday he has no plans on moving out of center field even with the injury to Ryan Ludwick.

Choo, who played mostly corner outfield in his time with the Indians, went 2 for 5 with a run scored in his Cincinnati debut on opening day.Chris Heisey is expected to see the majority of playing time in left field while Ludwick is out.”He’s been there all spring,” Baker told .com. “We got him over here to play center field. He’s equal to Heisey in center field. You don’t want to tear up everything.”

More News 03/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/28/2020 tico Madrid has made him a better player.The defender has been revitalised by his move to La Liga and was outstanding in Atletico’s 3-2 Champions League win over Liverpool, a result that went a little way to avenging the defeat he suffered at the han• by RotoWire Staff “no doubt” midfielder Paul Pogba will stay at the club this summer.The France World Cup winner missed United’s final pre-season game, a penalty-shootout win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup.But Solskjaer said Pogba, who did not trave 02/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff at the English club.The 18-year-old joined in 2017 from Paris Saint-Germain.Now he has managed to force his way into the under-23 side, highlighting his quick progression since joining the club.While a first team opportunity is not imminent, Traore 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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center strained his right calf and did not practice Tuesday, Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

It doesn’t look like anything to be overly concerned about, but Whiteside could miss a few days of practice as training camp gets underway.

More News 03/08/2020 ed with Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes.The Mirror says Fernandes has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in January, and reports from his homeland suggest that his representatives have headed to England for transfer talks.The 2 • by RotoWire Staff 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/28/2020 • by RotoWire Staff ainst Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Norway.The two Norwegians lined up against each other in their homelands before making the move to United, where they would win the 1999 treble alongside each other.Speaking to The Official Manchester United Podcast, Joh 02/26/2020 rmer manager Jose Mourinho over transfer targets.Woodward has confirmed he did overrule Mourinho, now in charge of Tottenham, over “one or two” transfer targets after consultation with recruitment experts.Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant were Mourinho • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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WATCH: Kobe Bryant makes acrobatic reverse layup

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The start of the 2015-2016 NBA season has not been kind to . Reter United because he believes in the club’s ambition to return to the top of English football.The veteran Spaniard was due to become a free agent in the summer before signing an extension. Writing in his weekly blog, Mata said: “I would like to mentturning from a season-ending shouder.Berge joined in January from Genk and is playing in a new 3-5-2 system.He told VG: “I’ve never experienced it before. And I’ve never played in such a system before either.”He describes Wilder as a manager who has been very keen on “cultivating relder injury, Bryant hasdeserves the Arsenal job.Arteta is the frontrunner for the job after talks with club officials at his mansion in Manchester on Sunday.De Bruyne said: “If he gets a good opportunity to be a head coach, and he thinks it’s time for him to take that, I struggled shooting the ball. Bryant has been so bad, that an was created to mock his shooting slump. But against the on Friday night, Bryant finally showed a glimpse of his vintage self.

Posting up on Nets guard , Bryant drove baseline meeting in the paint. Bryant then eluded Lopez by scoring on an acrobatic, reverse layup.

Is the Black Mamba finally back?

Bryant finished the game with 18 points (5-16 FG) and 3 assists, leading the past the Nets for their first win of the season.

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Forward , whom the just inked to a free-agent deal last week, suffered a in his right knee while working out Tuesday, per the team. 

Robinson will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday, and the timetable for this type of injury usually is 4-6 weeks. Robinson averaged 5.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in 54 games with the Blazers and Sixers last season. 

More News 07/13/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/20/2019 late move for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen.Kicker says Bayer are ready to bid for the Belgian, who has been frozen out so far this season.Indeed, Bayer coach Peter Bosz has hinted they’re going for Vertonghen.”If we can get another good player, • by RotoWire Staff y Promes can see Memphis Depay leaving Lyon in January.Depay has been li the next year.Victory over Flamengo on Saturday saw the Reds claim their first-ever FIFA Club World Cup title – therefore earning the right to wear a prestigious symbol of the achievement. Jürgen Klopp’s side will be officially presented with thenked with Tottenham, while OL chief Juninho has confirmed Manchester United boast first refusal on the attacker.Promes, meanwhile, believes it could be the right time for his Hol 03/16/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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San Antonio Spurs, Becky Hammon win the Las Vegas Summer League

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Well, that is one heck of an opening act for first-time head coach Becky Hammon.

The first female coach to ever be in charge of a Summt striker Luka Jovic.Jovic is expected to leave in the coming mon positives” from Monday’s 3-2 loss to Liverpool.The result means West Ham are still in the relegation zone with 11 games remaining.But the spirited display, which saw them lead 2-1 in the second-half, encouraged their manager.Moyes said: “There were ths following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, but there has also been speculation linking him with er League team, Hammon and her diola expects Leroy Sane to stay at Manchester City next season.The German has been targeted by Bayern Munich this summer.Asked if he expected Sane to stay at the Etihad Stadium, the Spaniard said: “Yes.”The club made him an offer last year. As I sai won the Las Vegas Summer League championship over the 93-90.

The team won behind terrific performances from Jonathon Simmons and Treveon Graham, who put in 23 and 22 respectively. Las Vegas Summer League MVP also added 15 of his own.

“It’s just a credit to (the players),” Hammon said after the game. “They found a little bit of a groove with each other and they got it done on the defensive end. Our last two or three games came down to getting defensive stops, so that’s the thing I’m most proud of.” 

Players are the ones most responsible for winning championships, and tonight’s performance was no different. Without the stellar shooting of those three players and the defensive contributions of everyone, the Spurs wouldn’t have won this game. However, there’s something to be said for the way this team won its Summer title tonight, and that has to do with the way it was coached.

Typically, summer league championships often aren’t really indicative of anything and don’t mean much in the grand scheme of things. But this team just felt different than most teams you see in Vegas. Simply put, this San Antonio team has looked and felt like the Spurs’ big team. They were running the same plays, using the same actions offensively, and executing them with devastating efficiency. For instance, it wasn’t uncommon to see something like the play that has become commonplace with the big Spurs team, and more often than not it was successful.

That’s a credit to Hammon and this staff (including Will Hardy, whom Hammon went out of her way to praise post-game), regardless of her gender and her role as something of a pioneer in this event. It’s hard to get a group of players who have only been together for a short period of time to run plays. Just look at the team they faced in the championship game. The Suns were a free-wheeling team based around the kinetic energy of point guard Mike James and the chucking tendencies of . 

“Down in San Antonio we just try to do things the right way,” Hammon said. “We value character. They got me a good group of character guys in there. Even the guys that weren’t playing as much, they stayed involved.”

But rightly or wrongly — and largely due to the fact that Summer League winners and losers aren’t regarded with nearly the same importance as their regular season counterparts — the story here is that a female coach won a championship in her first opportunity. For her part, she had no idea what kind of deal this would be and tried to downplay the gender-based importance of her accomplishment.

“I honestly didn’t know this would be a big deal until my phone started blowing up,” Hammon said. “I’m just thankful for my opportunities and I’ll just keep doing my best and that’s all I have control over.”

Even with a championship in her hands, it looks like the best is yet to come for Hammon, and that’s great news for the league as a whole. The more sucess she has, the more that events like this will become less newsworthy and more commonplace. There’s no reason that a woman can’t coach men, and hopefully Hammon’s success inspires more women to attempt to get jobs in the and more organizations to give them chances. Hopefully, Gregg Popovich’s faith in her will become the norm.

Speaking of Pop, Hammon has a sneaking suspicion what his advice will be to her after this win.

“He’ll tell me to go get a nice glass of wine somewhere,” Hammon laughed. 

That’s something she certainly deserves after this week.

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Kevin Love’s return to Cleveland Cavaliers not a simple affair

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re-signed with the this week. The move was either completely predictable based on everything that Love had said publicly for months, or a total surprise based on media reports of the possibility he could depart, thanks to the inherent instability of his relationship with and his terribly misused role inside David Blatt’s offense. 

The aftermath has led to some interesting insights into the process. The biggest takeaway is that any assertion that everything was hunky-dory between Love and the Cavaliers is false. There were issues, a clear tension between Love and his team on his role and how last year went down. The question is whether those were enough to get him to seriously consider leaving. 

Let’s start here. Here’s GM David Griffin when meeting with reporters on Saturday in Las Vegas, via Ohio.com. I’ve provided emphasis on a few lines to pay attention to:

On Love’s quick extension agreement: Nothing that was being written about him having eyes for someplace else was ever in conjunction with what he was saying to us. Everything he did was exactly what he was saying all along.”On using Love differently to take better advantage of his vast skillset: “I think he and Coach have had a lot of conversations about that. He and Bron have had conversations about that. Kevin enables us to have somebody else carry the mail when LeBron sits down once in a while. Kywinger skipped Barca training today with talks now at an advanced stage over his sale to Zenit.Mundo Deportivo says Malcom was missing from this morning’s session.The attacker is set to join Zenit for an initial fee of €40m plus bonuses due based orie was in a situation where he was clearly the one who was taking over when LeBron was out and I think we have the ability to put him at the elbow and run offense through him a lot more than we did – some of the things he did really well in Minnesota.”On Love’s relationship with the organization: “Our meeting postseason with the exit interview with him was fantastic. From that standpoint I’m grateful he felt that way about the organization. Obviously the (poolside) meeting he had with LeBron was critical. Their relationship has really improved. Nobody would’ve ever said they had a bad relationship, but it can never be good enough either. I think that was a real promising thing for us.”

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Here’s where we start to see a little bit of the context. The idea from media reports about Love possibly leaving were based around him being unhappy with how he fit with the team. There was the infamous dust-up with LeBron James   Love was mainly used as a decoy throughout the season until late in the year when they finally started using him in the post more. 

His defense fell back a bit from his 2014 performance — which wasn’t great to begin with — and that meant Love didn’t play in several fourth quarters. It’s not like the idea that Love would leave was preposterous. But perhaps the confusion came between him having issues with his team and genuinely looking to leave. 

Love recorded a video for the Players’ Tribune explaining his decision, and his comments were equally intlayers would be happy if Paul Pogba stayed.The midfielder is a target for Juventus and Real Madrid. But Mata says, “We all know Paul, he is a fantastic midfielder and a very good boy. “He’s very positive and brings a nice atmosphere in the locker rooeresting. 

“I had spoken with [coach] David Blatt and general manager David Griffin and it was for lack of a better term, a heart-to-heart,” Love said. “I just spilled out how I felt, how I could help, what I could do better and so forth.

“I mentioned in the meeting I was going to reach out to LeBron, and I did. He happened to be in Los Angeles the same time I was. And we just talked everything out. A lot of stuff was very honest. We came to a very good place and agreed on a lot of things … Every time I went through the different scenarios, I came to the same place and that was to be in Cleveland and win championships.

“I’m not going to say it didn’t weigh heavily on me, because it did,” Love admitted.

That does not sound like it was this super-easy process that was assured from the beginning. Love made the call that he wanted to return, and deserves credit for that, as do the Cavaliers for being able to keep him.  Reading between the lines, it sure seems like there was genuine discord between Love and the team, but that he still wanted to commit to it. It’s easy to say that this was a simple decision for Love. The Cavaliers offered him the most money on the most years with a chance to contend for a title next to the best player in the league. Why would he not take that?

But we’ve seen superstars take less money to further their own ambitious goals about stardom. Every athlete says they just want to win, but what they most often mean is that they want to win on their terms in the way that makes them feel the best used. Love put his faith not only in a team that didn’t really deliver for him last year after trading a No. 1 pick for him, but also in a player he clashed with during the year and who never embraced him as “La Familia.” That all seems to be turning, though. 

If Love can get healthy, if the Cavaliers can figure out how to better use him and if LeBron can form a bond with Love, there’s every reason to think this will be the beautiful relationship the two sides had envisioned last summer. Just don’t think therged this week that Messi’s contract carries a break clause for the end of every campaign where the Argentine can leave for free.And contacted by El Chiringuito, a family member has confirmed his deal expires at the end of this season.While it’s beenre was never any drama to this situation; it’s pretty clear that wasn’t the case. 

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WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki gets standing ovation, tears up in his German finale

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nds in Joao Felix.The former Benfica whiz has starred in preseason for Atletico.Simeone says: “Joao has many capabilities. He is adapting very quickly to what the team needs. He has a vision that allows him to adapt to many positions and is in a proc

With Eurobasket 2015 taking place in his home country, decided to suit up for the German national team to try and help them qualify for the 2016 Olympics. Nowitizki hasn’t played for the national team in four years, yet with his career winding down, the forward decided to give it one more go for his native country of Germany. However, Nowitzki’s dream of leading Germany to the Olympics ended after they narrowly lost to Spain, 77-76.

Although Nowitzki hasn’t officially declared that this would be the last time he would play for the German national team, this is the expectation by many. The German-heavy crowd even treated the game like it would be Nowitzki’s last by giving him a standing ovation afterward, movinports chief David Webb is backing Ravel Morrison for success with Sheffield United.Webb signed Morrison for Ostersunds last season before they both left OFK this summer.Webb told the Östersund Post, “The matches he played he did well, you saw that hg him to tears

After the game, Nowitzki thanked his German fans on Twitter.

Danke für die tolle Unterstützung diese Woche. Danke für den tollen Abschied. Den Moment werde ich nie vergessen. Es war mir immer eine Ehre

— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41)

English: Thanks for great support this week & for the great departure. Moment I’ll never forget. Was always an honor

— Earl K. Sneed (@EarlKSneed)

While Nowitzki would have preferred to end his international career on the Olympic stage, playing in Germany, in front of hport in recent times.Milan are enjoying a revival under coach Stefano Pioli, but that wasn’t always the case with his predecessors.Calhanoglu said, “This is really difficult, we always want to give the three points to the fans and until recently thisis fans, this also seems like a great way for his national team career to come to a close.

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