el.It is unclear when Hamilton suffered the


center after suffering a quad contusion, according to the Sun Sentinel.

It is unclear when Hamilton suffered the injury. 

Miami will evaluate Hamilton Tuesday to decide whether he can play against the Nets. Hamilton is averaging 3.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. 

More News 07/22/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/14/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/09/2017 • by RotoWire Staff tart in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United.The inclusions of Nelson and Willock meant it was the first time Arsenal had named two English teenagers in their starting XI for a Premier League game for the first time since February 1998.And Emery sa 04/12/2017 • by Rotr performance against Norwich City on Sunday.The Magpies were blown away by three goals to one at Carrow Road.”I can’t go on to the pitch with them but the one thing in management I’ve always tried to instil into my team is we make mistakes but I canoWire Staff for Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte.Ferrara says Conte would’ve preferred Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal.”Antonio explained it very well, Eriksen needs time to settle into and understand certain tactical mechanisms,” Ferrara told Tiki Taka.“Ash 03/25/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 03/05/2017 • by RotoWire Staff


against Charlotte for the fifth straight game.


A significant ankle sprain is set to keep superstar sidelined Friday against Charlotte for the fifth straight game.

Injuries have limited Durant to just nine games this season.

More News 1D ago anchester United has struck an agreement with Alibaba Group, through which a range of content will be distributed across the Chinese e-commerce company’s platforms, reports SportBusiness.The deal grants Alibaba exclusive rights in China to selected f • by RotoWire Staff orts chi and their rivals in the transfer market.The Argentine used the example of Kyle Walker-Peters, who came against former Spurs fullback Kyle Walker during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City, to demonstrate the club’s transfer policy.”I don’t likeef Luis Campos admits they already face a battle to keep hold of Victor Osimhen.He has scored seven goals this season and been watched by Newcastle United chief scout Steve Nickson.The Toon’s interest has reached Campos, who concedes: “I woul 9D ago • by RotoWire Staff 21D ago • by RotoWire Staff 04/01/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/17/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/16/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


and blocked two shots in Sunday’s loss to the King


New center scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked two shots in Sunday’s loss to the Kings. This was Mozgov’s second game — and first start — with Cleveland after being acquired from the Nuggets last week.

Mozgov, who had nine points and eight rebounds in his Cavs’ debut, will visit Phoenix on Tuesday.

More News 07/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff City have secured sporting director Stuart Webber with a new three-year deal.The 35-year-old has been at the club since April 2017 and is seen as a significant reason for their promotion to the Premier League.With a fear of Webber leaving for a bigge 07/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Mohamed Salah will return to action against Genk on Wednesday.However, Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold (illness) will miss the trip to Belgium.Klopp told the club’s website: “It’s absolutely good to hav the Blues squad that is helping young players come through at the club.Boss Frank Lampard has made it his mission to integrate as many of the club’s youth products into the first team this season.The likes of Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Fikayo 04/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 01/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 01/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


ainst the Rockets, scoring 30 points and grabbing


power forward posted his 14th double-double of the season Thursday against the Rockets, scoring 30 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

Davis also had five blocks, three assists and two steals. He continues to be a stat monster, now witd in Australia in response to the bushfire crisis, reports BBC Sport.The club said it will contribute over 30,000 Australian dollars (£15,870).”This is a fantastic gesture by the club,” said Ryan.”Adversity can bring out the best in people and it’s h 68 blocks on the season, seven ahead of DeAndre Jorva says Holgate is a player he must “push” in order for him to fulfil his potential but he would have no concerns about selecting him to start against the League One side tonight.“If Mason is not ready to play then we have a big, big problem in odan with 61.

Davis and the Pelicans will look to stay hot Saturday against the Trail Blazers.

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WATCH: Paul Millsap attacks Carlos Boozer and crams at the rim


of the absolutely attacked in the first half vs. the Tuesday. Carlos Boozer was tasked with him, and… I mean… 

Millsap’s versatility is just impossible en of the day he was sacked by Birmingham City.The Blythe Spartans manager says there were a lot of tears on day.He told BirminghamLive, “On the day I was prepping the team to go to Blaca-half-year deal.Spurs have secured the future of their highly-rated front man, who turned 18 on Tuesday, on a new deal that runs until the summer of 2023.Parrott’s previous deal was due to expire next summer and his situation was alerting clubs at hkburn, we’d trained in the morning, done the press find a counter for, most times. He’s got range, postManchester City striker Sergio Aguero was involved in a car crash on Wednesday morning.Aguero was on the way to training when the accident occurred.
The Argentine walked away unscathed, but his Range Rover was not so lucky.Photo: Sergio Aguero’s car involved in a crash this morning.[via @MailSport]— Man City Xtra (@City_Xtra) October 16, 2019 play, can work in the pick and roll and attack in ISO like above. He continues to be underrated. 

That’s just vicious. Millsap had 25 through three quarters but the Lakers held an eight-point lead. 


From Scottie Pippen to Dunk of Death: Journey down the rabbit hole


When you hit the office on Friday or you’re clicking around on the internet to avoid whatever schoolwork you’ve put off until this point, the goal is simply to get to the weekend as easily as possible. And to be honest, I’m just trying to accomplish the same thing. Clicking around on the internet can send you down the rabbit hole and take you on all kinds of tangential links.

With the birthday of one of the greatest players of all time and the slamarring with Liverpool juniors.Keyrol Figueroa, at 13, plays for Liverpool’s academy and is making a name for himself.Mum Sandra Norales told Diario La Prensa: “He’s in U13 and U14 levels. He’s doing well in his matches, last season he scored 90 goaiversary of the greatest dunk in the history of basketball both happening on Thursday, it sent me on a fun trip around the internet. Let’s journey down the rabbit hole and see where we can take Friday, shall we?

On Thursday, legend and six-time champion Scottie Pippen turned 49 years old. The accolades for Pippen are seemingly infinite. There are the six championships as a member of the . There are the eight straight All-Defensive First Team honors and the 10 straight All-Defensive Team honors when you tack on the Second Team awards he received as bookends on those First Team selections. He made the All-NBA First Team three times, the All-NBA Second Team two times, and the All-NBA Third Team twice.

He’s sixth all-time in steals and one of three players in NBA history to score 18,000 points, grab 7,000 rebounds, and dish out 6,000 assists in their career (Oscar Robertson and John Havlicek are the other two). He’s the only player in NBA history to record 2,300 steals and at least 900 blocks in their career. If you drop the steals down to 2,000 then you can fit Karl Malone and Hakeem Olajuwon into Scottie’s club.

Pippen’s career was as divisive as it was extraordinary. He wasn’t good enough for a few years to help Michael Jordan topple the mighty . It wasn’t until Pippen’s lanky frame continued to fill out to be able to absorb punishment and maximize his own freakish athletic ability that the Bulls began their ascension into becoming one of the greatest dynasties in sports history.

He’ll never be given enough credit for his offensive game, almost perfecting the art of the point forward long before was dunking a basketball. That’s because his defensive prowess was so smothering, like a rogue nephew with a pillow hovering over a bed-ridden, rich uncle.

He stalked his prey from all angles. He’d chase you down on the break. He’d play possum from the weak side, just waiting for you to go past the point of no return with your shot at the rim. He’d be lurking from the top of the key as you thought you were free to take a midrange jumper.

All the while, Pippen could just position himself better than almost any defensive player in NBA history because he was doing it against any position on the floor at any time. Need him to ball hawk as Mark Jackson backed the ball up the court? He did that. Need him to give chase to the top wing guard on the opposing team? Watch him lock this guy down and make him feel like he chose the wrong profession.

Need him to battle Charles Barkley in the post? His elite, orbiting defensive positioning would make the most basic post-entry passes seem like a rigged carnival game. Have a mismatch with Patrick Ewing being guarded by Pippen on the low block? He’ll force the center into a quick, bad shot because he doesn’t want the ball stripped and turned into a fast break highlight. Pippen’s defense was otherworldly and he seemed to revel in his ability to shut you down.

It wasn’t just the physical gifts that would get you; he was as mentally sharp on the court as any player in NBA history. He knew the angles. He knew the scouting report. Only Joe Lacob has made Mark Jackson feel that lost when it comes to basketball. 

And he could take on any star from any era.

On Thursday, the phenomenal of SLAM Magazine, Complex, and Triangle Offense fame wrote about Pippen’s legacy. He wrote about what Pippen meant during the time Jordan left the Bulls in his first retirement from basketball. He wrote about the journey Pippen took as the leader and how much he meant on the court and in the culture of basketball as a whole. :

Pippen was an absolutely unique player in NBA history, a top-10 guy who wasn’t even the best player on his own team, an athletic marvel who excelled on both ends of the floor, a selfless defender whose inexplicable moments of selfishness (, say) defined his legacy for some. He seemed to be always dissatisfied and embroiled in some kind of contract controversy—the result of signing long-term deals even as payrolls were skyrocketing—perhaps borne out by the fact that he made less than $20 million during his entire stint as a Bull. His quirkiness was perhaps best captured by Nike in  featuring the disjointed piano of Thelonious Monk (who, at the time, I was in the process of discovering myself).

And just as I’d grown up with Jordan, I really grew up with Pippen. He entered the League when I was in high school, won his first title when I was in college, and won his fourth when I had just started as an editor at SLAM. Jordan’s flash got me into the game, but Pippen’s all-around brilliance really helped me understand it. And Air Jordans got me into sneakers, but the Air Pippen II was the first sneaker I ever got doubles of, getting the first pair from designer Aaron Cooper and buying the second at Nike’s Beaverton Employee Store. I still have one pair.

It was during that first hiatus from basketball in which we got a glimpse into a world without Michael JordEddie Nketiah to start Leeds’ next match.The 20-year-old scored his third goal of the season to rescue a point for the Whites in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Preston.It was Nketiah’s 11th substitute appearance, having not been started once by Marcelo Bielan. It was a world that was hounded by a search for his successor. Young players were brought up in conversation to fail and prove his shoes couldn’t be filled. There were many candidates but few were as bold as Pippen to fully embrace the opportunity to fill Jordan’s highly marketable shoes. It was Pippen who stood on the hardwood floor of the old Chicago Stadium — the true home of Michael — and announced to Bulls fans and the basketball world he was there to be the guy.

The unfortunate thing for him was he didn’t win the title that year. He wasn’t able to bring a team replacing the greatest player we’ve ever seen with Pete Myers to the promise land. They simply won 55 games, swept the Cavs in the first round, and a 10-point loss to the in the seventh game of the second round. He shot just 8-of-22, but still managed 20 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists in the losing effort.

The final event in Chicago Stadium happened in September of 1994 when Scottie Pippen held a charity game in which Jordan returned to support his former teammate. And because the internet is the best thing sliced bread ever invented, there is an inordinate amount of home footage from this game.

And it ended with an iconic moment of Jordan kissing the ground of Chicago Stadium with the game over and the building giving way for the new United Center (well, new at the time). 

It’s hard to talk about Scottie and not give him his due on offense. I mentioned it above but he was one of the most prolific point forwards in NBA history. His offensive skill set was a seemingly perfect blend of anticipation, dribbling, passing, and his fantastic body control around the basket. He was a consistent 3-point shot from being arguably the best all-around wing we’ve ever seen on offense. 

What you’ll remember most about his offense was his vitriolic slams over unsuspecting big men and even the time Travis Best was foolish enough to get in the way. Pippen’s ability to extend his arms to an impossible reaching point while exploding to the basket made a defender’s decision to challenge seeChelsea defender David Luiz has paid tribute to Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech ahead of the Europa League final.The Czech Republic keeper, who joined Arsenal from Chelsea in 2015, will play his last before retiring and is then expected to take up a sporting director role back at the Blues.Luiz said: “Pete is fantastic, a great person, a great man. “He is the best goalkeeper I played with and one of the best professionals I had the opportunity to work with.“I wish Petr could be on our side! I hope he plays a good game but I hope we win against him.”m completely futile.

A lot of his highlights seemed to come against the Knicks. Also, there is some pretty special commentary from the late, great Johnny “Red” Kerr on these plays. Not to mention, the basketball on display with the Bulls during those years was just beautiful.

While it was No. 1 on Pippen’s Top 10 Dunks video from the NBA, it wouldn’t be right to not show Scottie talking about the moment in which he baptized Patrick Ewing and did the step-over that has been pushed aside and seemingly been put behind Allen Iverson’s step-over of Tyronn Lue.

Did you know Scottie Pippen is actually supposed to be Scotty Pippen? of that on Pippen’s birthday with . The reason he changed it to Scottie (or just rolled with it) is to avoid being called “Scott Pippen.”

 But for some reason, when people see it with a y, they shorten it to Scott.

 me at the NBA draft. Scott Pippen. What was I going to do, argue with the commissioner?

I’m too lazy to go back and change it all to Scotty, but just know that’s how it’s supposed to be.

As great as Pippen’s accomplishment of throwing down on Ewing and embarrassing him in a big moment was, it wasn’t nearly as destructive as the dunk landed on the world back in 2000. On September 25, 2000, Team USA was demolishing France in the Sydney Olympics. With a little over 16 minutes left to play in the second half, USA was up 15 points and the French were trying to get something going in transition.

Antoine Rigaudeau attempted to throw a behind-the-back pass to start the break. Instead of getting it to his teammate, the ball went right to Carter. He took two dribbles as he gathered his steps and planted his feet about 12 feet away from the hoop, just outside of the trapezoid lane. Standing between Carter and the basket was 7’2″ center Frederic Weis, the 15th overall selection by the New York Knicks in the 1999 draft.

What happened was a blur that has stayed in permanent slow motion for the past 14 years. It’s something that would have caused the internet in today’s environment test the very limits of bandwidth and the capacity of Twitter’s servers. Can you imagine this happening for the first time in a world like we have now with instant conversation and reactions on Twitter?

Everything about the moment was a perfect explosion of what makes basketball such a great game. The purest of athleticism is on display. The perfect essence of having to be better, faster, and stronger than the man standing in your way, rendering your competition completely inconsequential as a prop to your big moment on stage. To pull a completely timely and relevant reference, Weis was the watermelon to Gallagher’s sledgehammer. Watch it loop around in this .gif:

So much happens in this play, in this moment, that adds so much subtlety to its greatness. It’s not just that Vince had the audacity to jump over a man that doesn’t fit in a standard doorway, although that is obviously a major component of this play; it’s that the basketball gods even allowed him to get so close to them. It wasn’t a stretch to just get the ball over the rim on a little flush. Vince reaches back to bring the hammer down in judgment of Weis.

And everybody loses their mind.

‘s reaction is to shove Vince in the chest . We’re in the middle of a basketball game! You can’t just go shoving your teammates like it’s an And 1 Mixtape Tour. KG had no other reaction but to just go shove his friend. Nothing else would suffice. 

French guard Laurent Sciarra almost makes it a point not to make eye contact with anybody as he retrieves the ball from out of bounds. And you can’t blame him because if you make eye contact with Vince then you might be next. 

Vin Baker walks away from the moment like he needs to get outside to get some air. Also, I’m fairly certain he believes he just witnessed a murder. 

And he just might have.

The French didn’t call it the Dunk of Death because somebody didn’t die on the play. Sadly, it was Weis’ career that probably wasn’t really ended by the dunk but it certainly didn’t help the Knicks want to bring him to the NBA. 

You almost feel bad for Frederic Weis. I mean he seems like such a nice guy and how would he ever know a human being would try to jump over him? I think it’s only right for us to stop mocking him being a stepladder to the legend of Vince Carter’s dunking ability and just let the man enjoy the rest of his OH MY GOD YOU CAN HEAR ALL OF THE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES’ ANNOUNCERS REACT TO THE PLAY WE HAVE TO WATCH THIS!

There may not be a better moment than a French announcer unloading a string of French words as he’s describing the play and finishing it off with “Kaboom!”

Kaboom indeed, mon ami. 

Happy birthday, Scotty, and happy slamiversary, Vince. 


Melo says business interests influenced decision to return to NY


rejoined the this summer, turning down offers from the , , and that would have put him in a position to contend for a title. The extra money the Knicks could offer, $1n of playing alongside Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.The Reds captain has drawn plaudits, even from some of his previous critics, for his tireless running and never-say-die attitude.And Ferdinand recalled to Joe: “My first game for Sunderland wa24 million being the number he landed, was certainly a factor. But the money he makes from just being in New York had an impact, too.

On Thursday, he appeared at a panel at Bloomberg Sports and answered a few questions, and pointed to his business interests being a major factor behind his decision to return to the Big Apple. 

Carmelo Anthony said Thursday there were business reasons in addition to basketball ones that led him to re-sign with the Knicks this offseason.

“I just couldn’t leave from that perspective,” he said at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in Manhattan. “There were so many opportunities that I started to build upon here in New York City, business opportunities, different situations, things I’ve already started to build here.

“I just felt if I was to leave I would have to start all over in the next place, meet new people, build that foundation up once again, and it took me a lot to build that foundation and get it up and going to where it’s at right now.”

Anthony spoke at length at the summit about his new company, Melo 7 Tech Partners, which focuses on investing in tech companies, most recently the secondary ticket search engine SeatGeek. (Peyton and Eli Manning also invested in the company.)

“I want to brand myself as THE digital athlete,” said Anthony, who used the word “brand” often. “I really want to be the pioneer for that digital athlete and when it comes to tech I want to be the face of that space.”

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OK, I’m going to try and rationalize this, considering the immense disparity between the team he could have had in Chicago and the team he’s going to have in New York, where is the second-best player on the team. 

Most people’s lives aren’t defined by their job. They have families, interests, hobbies, circumstances. So it’s unreasonable to expect an athlete not to have the same concerns, even if their job is more involving and outside the realm of most people’s occupations. 

Anthony’s worked hard to build himself into more than just an athlete, and he’s not alone. has openly stated he wants to be a billion dollar brand, and are both equally invested in the expansion of their business influence. So there’s reason and precedent for him to make this kind of decision. The other factor to consider is how much of his life will be spent outside of basketball. A championship ring, which is still very possible in New York … eventually, can’t really do much for him when he’s 45 and looking to continue making money and living in the lifestyle to which he’s become accustomed to. So $124 million will certainly help with that, but Anthony has big plans for himself as a business entity and he’s only scratched the surface. 

Now, his star power, and as a byproduct, his business infre is suffering further injury frustration at West Ham as he struggles to shake off a pelvic injury.The 28-year-old has been absent since October and his plan was to be back in full training this month. But while scans have shown no major problem, Wiluence would be much greater if he were to win a title. But Anthony from the get-go has been about having it all. He didn’t just want a trade out of Denver, he wanted a trade to where he wanted, and he wano denies putting himself forward for the PSG job.It’s been suggested in the French media that Mourinho has been offered to PSG by his agent Jorge Mendes as doubts are raised over the future of Thomas Tuchel.However, he told L’Equipe: “It’s impossibleted it when he wanted it so he could get the money he wanted. That’s what most of this is about. Anthony doesn’t want to give up anything to get other things. He wants it all. And in his mind, New York is the place to get it. 


Why Brett Brown is the right man for this painful Sixers job


The are 2-20 entering Saturday’s game against Memphis. It’s enough to make a grown man cry, especially if he’s a coach who has been working at a hyper-competitive level for much of his life.

The mistakes, the lack of talent and the nightly growing pains can wear on a man. So, too, can the absence of a veteran presence that can help you sneak in a few wins, as it did at the start of last season with , , and . But that was  before GM Sam Hinkie jettisoned them like they were buoys holding up the team’s attempt to sink to the bottom. 

We can debate the rationale of Hinkie’s decisions, the morality of the team’s tanking approach, and question whether there’s a “rasco admitted he’s spying a return to Europe.The Gunners came close to signing the Belgium World Cup star in January only for the move to stall at the final minute.But the 25-year-old admits the time could be right for him to finally make the move tcore” there at all. But if you look and pay close attention to the 76ers, you’ll notice one thing. 

Brett Brown is the man for this job. 

Few coaches survive rebuilding jobs. It’s emotionally and mentally taxing, it wears on your patience to constantly deal with players who simply don’t know what they’re doing yet, with the rest of the roster stacked essentially with “tryout” guys. Veteran teams don’t need cuddly bears, nor do they need disciplinarians, they need total pros. Younger teams need someone they can trust, who will focus on making them better, and who always has an eye on the greater picture. Brown has that. 

S Old Trafford may be delayed because the Portuguese club want him to play in their crunch clash with bitter rivals Benfica this week.The editor of O Jogo, Filipe Dias, told Sky Sports: “Sporting will accept 70m Euros, but paid in instalments. United ome quotes, from a recent Washington Post profile by the excellent Michael Lee (emphasis mine): 

“I didn’t know that it was going to be like this in Year 2. To start the year, that wasn’t part of the plan when I accepted the position,” Brown said this week. “If I had to do it again I would do it 50 times out of 50 times.

“I am prideful. You care a ter the Swede gloated about sending him to hospital.The striker claimed this week he sent Materazzi to hospital when playing for AC Milan after holding a four-year old grudge.But Materazzi was happy to respond by posting a photo to social media of thlot. But I didn’t accept this job to boost my resume,” Brown said. “I am 53 years old. You get used to winning 50 games every one of my San Antonio years. And so I

“They are 20 years old and I need to help grow them. And as the media swells and records start to tumble and streaks are imminent or around the corner, then I’ve got to wrap my arms around our guys, coach them hard, tell them the truth but also make sure they don’t feel anything else but strong. “

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Other coaches would simply make fun of this team, look to distance themselves from a failing roster, and constantly lash out at their failures. Brown instead has looked to encourage and nurture. He wants them to succeed and he wants to be a part of their future success. Other . But that would show an uncharacteristic blind eye to the process. Hinkie’s mentor, Daryl Morey, has had just three coaches during his tenure, despite a strong commitment to winning a title from owner Les Alexander. 

And meanwhile, it’s important to note that while, yes, the Sixers are bad (very, very, very, very bad), they’re actually above expectations. Philadelphia is . K.J. McDaniels is a legitimate rookie of the year candidate, looks like a decent-to-good long-term center, and players like and look like future rotation players. did, too, before the Sixers dumped him to get so they could waive him and further tank. You know, because this team really wasn’t bad enough.

And Brown talked about how counter-productive the trade was to the coaching staff’s goal with this team. 

“When you start losing people that you are very fond of and have tremendous respect for … there is a human side of it that bothers me because you are trying to grow chemistry, you are trying to grow a culture,” Brown said after Thursday’s practice.

“That takes a hit when teammates lose teammates. There is a respect, effort-wise, of how they go about their business. There is a reality to our job that is just business in the NBA, but it doesn’t mean it has to feel right.”

“There are a lot of moving parts, and there is going to continue to be because it is the nature of our job,” Brown said. “Stability is not a word that comes to mind very often with where we are at with the Philadelphia 76ers.

“It is a tremendous challenge to keep the locker room together if they lose a teammate or friend. It is a tremendous challenge to have a semblance of order or purpose on offense or with rules on defense. It is just such a volatile situation at times.”

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This criticism of the front office is well-placed. He says he understands it’s a business, and Brown has always rolled with the punches while Hinkie traded every last veteran, drafted a player who has two stress fractures and another who has a two-year deal overseas, and just moved one of the better players on the team. But there also should be more of a trust by the front office in Brown. Let him build this team. They’ve torn themselves down. This team isn’t in danger of missing a top pick, any more than they will be when the lottery comes around and potentially screws them over as it did last year. 

The Sixers know this is a process, and they know what they’ve subjected Brown to. They know this team is making strides with this roster, even as it takes years off his life with stress, and as imperceptible as that growth is as the losses pile up. But while the tank job continues its “no half measures” approach and Hinkie shakes off criticism that he may have gone too far, the fans are in on the rebuild and the long-term approach, and the coach who seems to have the right kind of approach to molding this mass of athletic clay into something like a real basketball team. 


VIDEO: Archie Goodwin dunks on Jonas Valanciuns like a meteor


As the Suns vanquished a tired Raptors squad on the end of their road trip, Archie Goodwin  Jonas Valanciunas. Got him like the meteor got the dinosaurs. Observe the KABOOM. 

Valanciunas knew he was gotten, too. Dude turned away to try and avoid his fayle and that of Atletico Madrid.The ro Morata admits he’s delighted having quit Chelsea.After a miserable two seasons, that included just 24 goals, the striker was shipped back to La Liga in January joining Atletico on loan.Scoring six in 15 games Morata then joined Diego Simeone’s sidReds are facing a huge tie in theio Graziani is backing Bologna’s move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Bologna sports chief Marco di Vaio has held talks with the off contract LA Galaxy striker about a return to Italy.Bologna are battling Ibra’s former club AC Milan for the Swede and Graziani Champions League if they wish to progress to the quarter finals.And Wijnaldum knows that getting past Diego Simeone’s Atletico will be no easy task.The Reds face the first leg on Tce on the poster. Shazam.


Hrk on new signings.There’s been claims Edu is on


forward could miss the , according to the Los Angeles Times. 

Hrk on new signings.There’s been claims Edu is on the margins this summer, however Emery insists the Brazilian is heavily involved.He said after victory over Colorado Rapids, “The club is working. We are speaking every day with the club and Edu. I preill is dealing with a sore neck. The injury isn’t expected to be seriouss been linked with Everton and Arsenal.But he insists: “Honestly, I have a 23-year career as a deputy, a 4th division coach, a D3 coach, a D2 coach, etc.“I only changed clubs once in the middle of the season. It’s not a very usual thing. I am in , and the team probably wants to make sure Hill is ready for the regular season. 

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Jay Z’s Roc Nation signs Kevin Durant to endorse Sparkling Ice drink


ESPN reports that star has inked a new endorsement deal, this time with Sparkling Ice, a zero-calorie drink. 

Kevin Durant has signed another major endorsement deal since switching agents to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports.

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward signed a deal tory over Cagliari by mutual agreement, it has been revealed.The Holland defender missed the game, with Juve insisting he had been struck down by illness.However, Tuttosport says Sarri and De Ligt agreed for him to sit out the game due to some niggliMonday to endorse Sparkling Ice, a zero calorie carbonated water drink that is one of the fastest lofeu does not believe his team deserved to lose to Everton.The Hornets suffered a 1-0 defeat away from home in the second game of the Premier League season.But Deulofeu believes that his side’s performance merited a draw.”We got some chances and thegrowing beverage brands in the U.S.

Terms weren’t disclosed.

“I’ve always challenged myself on the basketball court, but this offseason is really the first year I’m challenging myself off of it — on the business side,” Durant told “This is a brand I drink every day that I love and I wanted to be a part of it. I want to help them get to the next level.”

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It’s significant on a few levels. First, it’s another major deal created by Roc Nation since Durant joined up with Jay Z’s firm last year. Notching another big deal on their belt is a step forward for the fledgling firm. Second, it continues to show that endorsement deals aren’t mitigated by Durant being located in OKC. 

Beinnchester City boss Pep Guardiola has named his successor.Mikel Arteta, Manchester City’s No.2, has been tipped by Guardiola to succeed him in the hot seat one day when he leaves the Etihad Stadium.Guardiola said: “I’m pretty sure, yes. He will haveg a major star in the internet age is a different deal. There’s more criticism and a bigger, harsher spotlight, but there’s also more opportunity. He’s not held back like he would have been even ten years ago, and OKC is a viable market for these kinds of opportunities. 


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forward dropped 21 points Friday against the Grizzlies. 

Bosh shot 8 of 14 from the field. He made all six of the free throws. Bosh also picked up six rebounds and blocked two shots. He managed to play 26 minutes. 

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Five-Star Review: Thunder keep rolling, Kevin Durant has dunk party


Oklahoma City took a while to separate its the board for their transfer decisions.Ranieri accused the club of selling their spine.“Roma had a fantastic season in 2017-18, but they sold important players, pulling apart the spine of the team that was starting to open up a new era,” Ranieri telf from Miami, but it got an important 94-86 win. The are finally above .500 at 21-20, and they’re starting to get it together. 

Back on Jan. 5, OKC was annihilated in Golden State. Two nights later, it was blown out in Sacramento, of all places. This was rather worrying, but the Thunder have won four out of five games since then.  

and had 19 points apiece, but and deserve credit as difference-makers. Jackson scored seven of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and went 7-for-9 overall. Morrow did his damage in the first half, but his 12 points in 18 minutes were crucial for a team searching for bench production. Especially considering couldn’t make anything.

The stayed close and had a chance, but their 19 turnovers were too much to overcome. The Thunder did a great job against , who finished with 16 points on 5-for-12 shooting, plus seven rebounds and four turnovers in 37 minutes.

This wasn’t the MVP’s best shooting night — he went 9-for-24 from the field — but he was awfully effective when he attacked the basket. Early in the second quarter, really tried to guard him one-on-one. He might think twice before applying that kind of pressure next time because BAM:

Late in the third, Durant used a screen, then hit with a crossover and powered up. Chris Bosh was under the basket, but he was in no way ready to challenge him. The result was predictable and terrifying:

And in the fourth, Durant dunked so damn ferociously that he almost actually hurt himself. Thank goodness his elbow turned out to be OK — it really looked bad for a minute there. No more Thunder injuries, please. 

Hassan Whiteside’s hey-I-know-that-name, whoa-he-did-WHAT emergence has been the best story of the 2014-2015 Heat season. Low bar, I know, but it really is heartening to see a guy who washed out of the league and went to Lebanon and China return and make an impact like this. Whiteside looks capable of starting for Miami the rest of the way, and his presence was felt right after he won the jump ball against .

Here’s Miami’s first offensive possession:

Whiteside had three early dunks and scored 10 of Miami’s first 15 points. Unfortunately, his evening ended with only those 10 points (on 5-for-5 shooting, plus two rebounds and a block) to his name — he landed awkwardly on ‘ foot in the second quarter and twisted his ankle.  

Here was Whiteside’s best play of the night — nice look, Mr. Wade:


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Dion Waiters was in between a Bosh and a basket, and then he wasn’t.

Ernie Johnson had some fun with Westbrook after the game:

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And, oh, by the way, Westbrook did had his own little dunk party:

In the first half against San Antonio, Denver didn’t look like the horrible non-team that lost by a billion points to Golden State on Monday. The trailed the by just three points at halftime after doing most of their work near the rim. Here are a couple of huge dunks courtesy of and : 

OK, a double-digit loss to the San Antonio isn’t embarrassing, not the way Gregg Popovich’s team is playing now. Kawhi Leonard is back, and Denver shouldn’t be expected to hang with the Spurs at full strength. And the Nuggets did hang with them until the fourth. Generally it’s understandable that they’d pretty much ran out of gas in the final frame on the second night of a back-to-back, but there are two mitigating factors here that make this loss a little bit disappointing:

1) Denver basically didn’t show up on the first half of that back-to-back.

2) San Antonio was sloppy, by its high standards, for much of this game.

It’s sort of correct to say the Nuggets never had a shot to win, but it’s more correct to say they could have stolen it if they had played better defense. 

San Antonio unsurprisingly didn’t rely on just one or two people to do the bulk of the scoring. Leonard’s 17 points and 15 rebounds stand out statistically, but Tony Parker led the team in scoring with 18 points, Tim Duncan had 16 and Aron Baynes had 15 (with 9-for-9 free throw shooting!).  

Has there ever been a better passer at the shooting guard position than Manu Ginobili? I can’t think of one. He had 11 points and eight assists, including this one on the break to Baynes:

Gotta hand it to Kenneth Faried, who played his butt off. That’s right, he’s now buttless. While Denver lost the game, you can’t blame the relentless forward, who had a 26-point, 14-rebound night. Faried played 37 minutes and had just one turnover, shooting 9-for-17 from the field and 8-for-12 from the free throw line. He, like the Nuggets, has been inconsistent this season, but he’s fun when he has it going.

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Spurs now 3-0 since Leonard returned. When he came back from broken hand last year, they rattled off 19 straight. He’s kinda important.

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small forward (back) is in the announced starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the Heat.

Coach Derek Fisher said that Anthony was able to participate in shootaround Sunday and that he’s ready to play unless something further develops, the team announced. He missed two games with back spasms but was upgraded from doubtful toniah Boyce-Clarke.The 16-year-old was the hero forial.The teenager recently penned a one-year extension to his current deal but has been allowed to trial with the Blades following just five-minutes of under-23 football at Everton, says the Liverpool Echo.Phillips joined up with the squad last week r England’s U17 side in a penalty shootout win over Poland in the Syrenka Cup final this week.United scouts were in attend fell to a 2-0 defeat to Red Star Belgrade in their UEFA Youth League tie in Serbia on Wednesday afternoon.Spurs never really looked a threat and after an uneventful first half, Andrija Radulovic beat the off-side trap and fired his side ahead with jance and are keen on pursuing a deal for Boyce-Clarke in January, according too questionable earlier Sunday. Anthony has averaged 23.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 15 games.

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