2014 Outlook: Jordan Farmar


Swapping out his purple and gold for some red and blue, will look forward to a more defined role backing up Chris Paul with the this season. Injuries have plagued him throughout his career, but when healthy Farmar isahim32-year-old Austrian, who was voted Player of the Season in 2016/17, made 85 appearances in his time at Vicarage Road.“It was always a dream to play in the Premier League and Watford gave me this opportunity,” said Prödl.“I will always reflect vovic.The Swede has transformed Milan’s fortunes since his January arrival.“Ibra is like a big brother to me. He always helped me to become a better player and you can feel the difference with him on the pitch,” Leao told Milan TV.“He’s a hard an athletic point guard capable of producing across the board. He’ll be taking over Darren Collison’s spot on an already shallow team, so expect Farmar to become useful at some point in the season if he staysseries reviewing recent books on the women’s football scene, we look at Caitlin Murray’s new book on the women’s game entitled: The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer (Published by Abrams Press—New York—2019).This boo healthy. He averaged 4.9 assists on the season despite playing 22.2 minutes per game last year, so he might be worth a flier with one of your last picks.


Perkins: Rajon Rondo ‘wanted out, but he would never say that’


When the visited the in mid-November, he thought his friend and former teammate, , wanted to stay in Boston. The Thunder tions this season ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Ajax in the Champions League.The Blues, who are fourth in the Premier League, are top of Group G after beating Ajax in Amsterdam last month.”We’ve had to deal with competition throughout our whole time center, though, has quickly changed his tune after Rondo was traded to the . :

“He wanted out, but he would never say that though,” Perkins told Yahoo Sports.

Perkins and Rondo were teammates with the Celtics from 2006-11 and still remain close. Perkins said Rondo expressed his excitement about his trade td says the hard work is only beginning for Chelsea after their first Champions League victory of the campaign over Lille. The Blues moved to equal second with Valencia after the 2-1 win in France.Tammy Abraham grabbed his first Champions League goal o the Dallas Mavericks in a brief phone conversation on Thursday.

“Going to nice weather, a contender,” Perkins said. “Hopefully, he will do what he got to do in terms of his contract extension. It’s a great opportunity. I’m happy for him. I’m not happy he is in the West, but I’m happy for him. His time was probably up in Boston. He did his due.

“He was cool, happy. He was excited. He’s going to a contender. He’s 29 [years old] so rebuilding is out of the question now.”

Rondo has always said all the right things about the Celtics organization and the city of Boston, and he for his time there in a of on Thursday. If Celtics president Danny Ainge had been able to build a championship contender around him, you’d have to imagine he’d be staying.

The way the last few years have played out, though, it seemed likted are lining up a raid on AS Roma’s academy this summer.Sixteen year-old attacking midfielder Vittorio Agostinelli is a target for United and Ajax, says TMW.A natural ‘false nine’, Agostinelli’s development since the turn of the year has exploded ae this was time for Rondo to go. Like Perkins said, he’s at the stage of his career where it doesn’t make sense to be a part of a full-blown rebuild. This way, Rondo gets to go to a contender, and Boston doesn’t have to worry about his potential max extension. Yes, he may have wanted out, sure. At the same time, the Celtics wanted to start over.


e is delighted seeing Romelu Lukaku off the mark.L


center scored 17 points on 7 of 12 shootter Milan coach Antonio Conte is delighted seeing Romelu Lukaku off the mark.Lukaku struck on debut in the 4-0 rout of Lecce.Conte said, “Lukaku stepped into the Inter world in the best possible way, with great humility. He is a gentle giant, alwaying while grabbing a season-high 14 rebounds in his team’s 111-93 win over the Jazz Saturday.

Valanciunas matched a season high in scoring while playing a season-high 34 minutes and also recording two blocks. The double-double was just his second of the season. He’ll look to keep rolling Wednesday against the Grizzlies.

More News 03/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/07/2020 • by RotoWire Staff al Sociedad B coach Xabi Alonso is full of praise for Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho.Xabi played for the Special One at Real Madrid.He told L’Equipe of Mourinho: “He is one of the best coaches I’ve had. I would highlight his ability to read the games, 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff aised Bulgaria captain Ivelin Popov for standing up to his own supporters during England’s 6-0 win on Monday.Popov called for fans in Sofia to stop directing racist chants towards the visitors, which caused the game to be stopped twice.”Not an easy s 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


Photo: Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony looks like he’s lost a lot of weight


There has been so much attention in the dull days of August dedicated toward how much weight Cleveland Cavaliers star has shed this offseason. It may be time to point that attention toward  star as well. In the photosty are moving for Barcelona fullback Moussa Wague.TMW says the Foxes have opened talks with Barca and Wague’s minders about a deal this month. For the moment, there’s no information regarding the form of the transfer.Wague could arrive as a replaceme above and below, you can see a trimmed down Anthony who seems to have made dramatic changes to his body shape. 

In the Instagram photo above, you see Carmelo at a side angle in which it looks like he lost a good 15-20 lbs. from his frame. His stomach and waist are very slimmed down. Anthony just signed a five-year, $124 milrinho and Cristiano Ronaldo back in Spain.Arguably the two most marketable individuals within their respective fields, Mourinho and Ronaldo worked well with Real Madrid for the most part.”I would like to has set the record straight over claims he wants to join Bayern Munich.Also a long-term target for Liverpool, Werner insists he was misquoted in a recent interview where it was claimed he only wanted a Bayern move.He told BILD: “I said in the intervieave Cristiano Ronaldo back and for Jose Mourilion deal to stay with the Knicks and it looks like he’s not taking the responsibility of being the star of Phil Jackson’s Knicks vision lightly. Here’s more of a straight-on shot from his Instagram account four days ago:

Melo’s shirt looks a little baggy in that photo, despite clinging to his torso from the sweat. We’ll probably get a lot of “Carmelo is in the best shape of his life” going into the Knicks’ preseason because we get a lot of that with lots of players every season. This one may actually be legitimate because Anthony appears to be the thinnest we’ve seen him since maybe his high school days. 

Look at a photo from him at the end of last season. Anthony’s lighter frame could lead to an even better individual season out of him.


Suns’ P.J. Tucker suspended 3 games for ‘super extreme DUI’


forwardo Felix ahead of their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.The Reds resume their title defence this week in the first-leg of the round of 16.And Klopp will look for a little inside knowledge as Liverpool look to quell Felix.“I have the same has been suspended three games without pay after , the league announced on Tuesday. He’ll serve the suspension at the beginning of the 2014-2015 regular season.

Tucker was sentenced to three days in jail and 11 days of home detention because of the incident, and he agreed to go to counseling for substance abuse and pay $2,750 in fines. He’ll also be on probation for five years and have an interlock on his car for 18 months. Police said when arrested he had a blood alcohol level of 0.22, which is almost three times Arizona’s legal limit.

The Suns knew about the do, 34, believes he can play until he’s into his 40s.“I have never had a bad season in my life, since I hton have received a huge boost after the initial take up of new season ticket holders.More than 92% of supporters have already opted to renew, compared with a final figure of 93% at the end of last season.In recent years, the renewal rate peaked folam always ready to face challenges,” said CR7 at the Dubai Sports Conference.“I always play with the intention of winning. The moment my body charge when they re-signed him to a three-year, $16 million contract this summer.


ng 3 of 4 shooting from three-point range, in his


point guard scored a team-high 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting, including 3 of 4 shooting from three-point range, in his team’s 91-89 win over the Thunder in Oklahoma City Friday.

Conley has scored 44 points in his last two games while delivering excellent shooting efforts, making more than 57 percent of his shots during the two-game stretch. He chipped in five assists, three rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes Friday as the Grizzlies moved to 6-0. They’ll look to stay undefeated when they face the Bucks in Milwaukee Saturday.

More News 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/07/2020 • by RotoWire Staff ruled out the sale of Merih Demiral.The defender was outstanding for victory over Sampdoria last night.Sarri enthused afterwards: “He has this great positive energy that he transmits to his teammates and we need to use that at the moment. If you se 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/26/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/26/2020 gone into the Champions League final already planning for Liverpool’s summer market.Klinsmann says Klopp’s biggest strength is that he’s always looking forward.He told a Channel 4 documentary: “Even before he played the final, he will have been dis • by RotoWire Staff ays Liverpool are a certainty to win this season’s Premier League title.The Reds’ lead at the top was reduced to six points after Sunday’s draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.But former Manchester City manager Pearce is adamant Liverpool will 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


NBA jerseys to feature gold tabs for championships on back of collar


On Tuesday, images of new uniforms for next season bearing a mark on the back collar if the team has won a title emerged online. . 

. NBA teams will have a gold “mark” on the back collar if the franchise has a title:

— Conrad Burry (@conradburry)

It’s a cool touch, and adds something, but the fact you get the tab if you’ve won a title doesn’t really separate the teams historically. It would get complicated with the Celtics’ 17 titles, as an example, but it would also separate those kinds of teams from, say, the Mavericks who have but one. 

eir season with victory over Manchester City.Sokratis believes facingZaha to rethink plans of leaving Crystal Palace.Barnes has told Zaha he is ‘a superstar’ at Palace – and would not be allowed to play his natural game if he moved to the likes of Arsenal.The 26-year-old winger has been linked with a host of top clubs Pep Guardiola’s side could be precisely what they need, having won just once in 11 matches, especially as City were recently beaten by Manchester United.“Of course, it is a very Maybe in the future they can figure out a way to mark multiple titles. But these are pretty awesome regardless. It’s a nice way to change up the jerseys and reference championship teams. 

And if you’re curious, the teams who will  have that tab are only the Clippers, Nuggets, Pelicans, Magic, Timberwolves, Grizzlies, Cavaliers, Raptors and Hornets. So that’s going to be a little annoying every time a player for on last season.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as caretaker manager in December brought about a run of 11 wins from 11 games.However, after Solskjaer’s permanent appointment, the Red Devils were unable to win any of their last six matches.”We’d takee of those teams sees that. 


Kawhi Leonard: ‘I’m pretty sure I’ll be in a Spurs jersey for my whole life’


forward before the Oct. 31 deadline, so he’s headed toward restricted free agency. It was a little surprising at the time because he’s the Finals MVP and the Spurs have been direct about the fact he’s the future of the franchise, but it wasn’t nar Solskjaer was delighted with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Chelsea.The duo combined for three goals in the exciting win at Old Trafford.Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said: “Marcus Rashford played that left handreally a cause for concern in San Antonio. Leonard’s recent remarks on the matter drive that point home, :

“I was never upset about (the extension),” Leonard said. “I mean they explained to me what their deal is and why they didn’t do it yet. That’ll play out. I’m just here to play basketball and have fun and try to win another championship. If I think about that, then I’m not going to be the same player that I am and will be just out of it.

“I can’t be impatient. It would show on the floor, and I won’t compete if I’m thinking about getting the ball. I’m just going out there to do my role, the same role — defense first and then see how the ball turns out on the offensive end.”

“I don’t think I’m going anywhere,” Leonard said. “I mean they love me here. I like the organization, and if it was up to me, I want to finish out with one team like a lot of great players have done, to stay with one organization their whole career and just be loyal to that. You never know. We’ll see what happens next summer, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be in a Spurs jersey for my whole life.”

These quotes came after the Spurs’ 89-85 win over the on Monday, a game in which San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters he ran more plays for Leonard than ever before. Popovich said the plan is to put the ball in his hands, and he once again raved to the media at Staples Center about Leonard’s coachability. 

Leonard scored a career-high 28 points on 10-for-18 shooting been a PE teacher if football didn’t become his occupation.The 22-year-old has credited the subject with helping him find his footballing talents.”PE was my favourite subject in school,” Gomez said. “I wasn’t bad in school, but I wasn’t the smartest,against the Clippers, plus 10 rebounds, three assists, one block and three steals and just one turnover to go along with his typical brand of excellent po Sir Alex Ferguson was a bigger influence on the Premier League than Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola.It’s been claimed Guardiola has had the greater influence.But Solskjaer said: “I must say he has had a big, big influence and since he tooksitional defense. He might not put up those numbers all the time, but the guy is a max player and the Spurs know it. It’s a great thing for them that he doesn’t want to go anywhere.


Hawks executive committee meets with civil rights leaders


Earlier this month, the and . This was not a great look. In retrospect, though, the organization clearly knew that controlling owner Bruce Levenson’s email was not going to be the only thing that needed to be discussed.

On Friday, now that the infamouam boss Harry Redknapp has no doubts about the managerial potential of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.Lampard’s Derby County will take on Aston Villa at Wembley a week on Monday in the Championship play-off final, witto send Loris Karius back to parent club Liverpool at the end of this season.The German shot-stopper is expected to be back at Anfield iat the end of the season, two years on from his Champions League final nightmare against Real Madrid.Karius, 26, hh a £180million bounty and top-flis Danny Ferry- conference call comments have been released, and now that Ferry is on a leave of absence, members of the Hawks executive committee finally met with civil rights leaders at Philips Arena. 

From their statement:

“It was an extremely productive conversation and we are committed to working together moving forward.”

Members of the civil rights community present today:

Rev. Markel Hutchins

Civil & Human Rights Leader


Mr. Kevin Myles

Southern Regional Director


Rev. Portia Wills Lee

Vice President

Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta


Ms. Helen Butler

Executive Director

Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda

The Hon. Donzella James

Senate Whip

Georgia Legislative Black Caucus

representing the Hon. Dee Dawkins Haigler, Chair

Ms. Nancy Flake Johnson


Urban League of Greater Atlanta


Mr. Michael Langford    


United Youth Adult Conference

Ms. Janice Mathis, Esq.

National Vicclub would be better off selling Paul Pogba.Pogba continues to be linked with Real Madrid and Juventus, but will now undergo surgery on his ankle, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And Giggs thinks the constant drama surrounding the World Cue President

Rainbow Push Coalition and

Executive Director, Peachtree Street Project


Rev. Samuel Mosteller

State President

SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference)

Rev. Charles White

National Field Director

National Action Network

Rev. Dr. R.L. White


Atlanta NAACP

Rev. Dr. Touissant King Hill


West Hunter Street Baptist Church

This is a necessary step in the right direction for a franchise trying to regain trust in its community. 


with a right thigh injury. The team described his


center will not play Friday against Minnesota.

Noel is dealing with a right thigh injury. The team described his absence as a precautionary measure. 

More News 03/19/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff ted with the form of Jairo Riedewald.Riedewald was man-of-the-match for their draw against Arsenal on Saturday.Hodgson revealed, “We don’t have any natural left-back cover and we don’t have any natural right-back cover and I knew that I was going int 02/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff dmits he was close to joining Napoli.Moura is being celebrated this week after his hat-trick in their Champions League semifinal win at Ajax.“I’m very happy with what my son did with Tottenham, we still can’t believe it!” Jorge Rodrigues da Silva t 02/14/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/28/2020 eicester City boss Brendan Rodgers admits there’s frustration after their 1-1 draw with Norwich City.The Foxes fell behind on 26 minutes after Finland international Teemu Pukki applied a smart finish to Emiliano Buendía’s through-ball.It took just 1 • by RotoWire Staff 01/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


Randolph shot 8-14 from the field. He hit three


forward posted a double-double against the Raptors on Wednesday.

Randolph shot 8-14 from the field. He hit three of hisare “purely speculation”.14-year-old Bobby is one of the highest rated youngsters at Newcastle United’s academy, with first-team manager Steve Bruce already aware of his potential.He made history at Toon this season when he became the youngster playe six free throws, finishing with 19 points. Randolph was also active on the boards, picking up 13 rebounds. He was particularly active on the defensive end of the court, pulling down 10 of his boards on the defensive glass.

More News 12/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 02/07/2019 • bytford captain Troy Deeney has hailed their resurgence under manager Nigel Pearson.Watford pulled clear of the relegation zone for the first time this season with a 3-0 victory at Bournemouth.”We hit rock bottom and we’ve managed to get back involved, RotoWire Staff 02/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 02/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 01/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/23/2018 hneiderlin played 47 times for United after joining from Southampton for £25m in 2015.He left Old Trafford 18 months later after failing to impress new manager Jose Mourinho, who replaced Louis van Gaal in the summer of 2016.Schneiderlin says he doe • by RotoWire Staff


Donald Sterling’s attorney: Mental examination was compromised


One of Donald Sterling’s lawyers, Bobby Samini, that the examination that found the banished owner “mentally incompetent” was compromised because the doctors went out for dinner and drinks afterward with Donald and Shelly Sterling. Here’s an unbelievable sentence:

In court documents filed last week, Donald Sterling’s attorneys said that “it was unclear at what point a medical examination ceased and a social interaction began, with the consumption of alcoholic beverages taking place.”

OK, this is weird. I generally don’t pop across the street for drinks with the doctor after a visit, but then again I’m not a billionaire. Billionaires live differently. Anyway, I’m having a hard time seeing how this should nullify the results of the medical examination. It’s not like they were drinking alcohol before the doctors tested him. And yet:

A key part of Donald Sterling’s legal strategy, Samini said, will be to argue that the findings of the first doctor, Meril S. Platzer, were compromised by her social interaction with the Sterlings after the exam.

— Donald’s mental competency is no longer specifically in question. Rather, the court will try to determine whether or not Shellye closingderson is delighted for Philippe Coutinho over his move to Bayern Munich.Coutinho left Barcelona for Bayern last month.And Ederson told BILD of his Brazil teammate: “Bayern is always a great team. Now with Coutinho they definitely belong among the ti in on the signing of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon.According to Thantage over Manchester City – thanks to VAR.The Mirror reports when Gabriel Jesus’ stoppage-time ‘winner’ against Tottenham in August was disallowed – with VAR showing the ball had brushed City team-mate Aymeric Laporte’s arm in the build-up – it imme Sun, the move has progressed to the extent that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will give Ndombele a tour of the club.Ndombele, who is 22, is already a French international a acted in accordance with provisions of the Sterling Family Trust in getting Donald to agree to the examinations.


Cavs coach David Blatt: Andrew Wiggins won’t be traded


head coach David Blatt said that No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins will play alongside rather than being traded, despite rumblings that star would like to cis defender Junior Firpo won’t rule out a move away this summer.The Spain U21 international is being linked with Liverpool and Barcelona.He is about to embark on a short break after being part of the Euro Under-21 Championship winning Spain team.“Iome to Cleveland, :

“There’s no reason or cause for worry on his part because Andrew’s not going anywhere, as far as I know and as far as the club has expressed,” Blatt told reporters Saturday following the Cavaliers’ Summer League practice in Las Vegas.

Sources told ESPN that the Cavaliers have informed Wiggins he will not be traded, and Blatt affirmed the franchise’s commitment to the former Kansas star, saying he is looking forward to watching him mesh with James.

“I would think for a guy like Andrew, to have the opportunity to play with arguably one of the best players of all time, and to learn from him and to be tutored by him and to play alongside him — which he will — I gotta think that’s a tremendous boost tse a deal for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.Tottenham are sizing up a move for Lo Celso, says the Mirror.Lo Celso’s representatives are confident they have reached an agreement that Real Betis will consider any deal worth £70m.Spurs are belo his confidence and his comfort level and probably his motivation,” Blatt told reporters.

The Wolves reportedly want Wiggins in any Love deal, and that makes sense. If you’re trading a big man who might be a top-five player, you should want more than Cleveland’s reported offer of , and a first-round pick. The Cavs do have some leverage, in that no team is going to trade for Love without an assurance that he’d re-sign there, but it’ll likely be difficult for them to work out any kind of trade without including Wiggins. There’s talk that they’ll try to get a third team involved.

A compelling argument can be made for moving Wiggins in this specific scenario, even if Cleveland believes he’s a potential supeni Silva says that he got help from Manchester United star Paul Pogba in dealing with agents.The Guinea-Bissau international is now 25 and was once a highly regarded talent emerging from the Anfield academy.However, he struggled to get his career goirstar. That’s just how good Love is. Still, it’s hard to blame the Cavs for wanting to hang onto their prized prospect. James should only help Wiggins’ development, and picturing that combination on the wing in a few years is arguably as exciting as imagining Love joining James now.


the San Jose Mercury News. Thompson missed his fir


forward said Sunday he is confident against the Spurs, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Thompson missed his first game of the season Sunday against the Suns due to a sprained right hand.

“I wanted to (play), but at the same time, I do realize it’s Nov. 9, and I didn’t want to go risk it out there,” Thompson said after the game. “I could shoot, but it wasn’t with any power. I couldn’t really do nothing with any zip on the ball. My hand was just 60 percent.

“I’ll be back Tuesday (for a home game against San Antonio).”

Thompson, who recently agreed to a four-year contract extension, is averaging a career-high 23.8 points per game through five appearances. He is also averaging a career-high 3.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds.

More News am bus attack by Liverpool fans last year sparked the rivalry between the two clubs.In April 2018, the coach carrying City’s stars to Anfield was bombarded with bottles, stones and flares.Merseyside Police have assured Pep Guardiola’s men they are do 03/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2020 ssed the friendly win over Triestina on the weekend.“Maurizio Sarri, after having observed rest over the weekend, was at the JTC Continassa today where he coordinated the work of his staff,” read a statement.“Unfortunately, he could not conduct t • by RotoWire Staff 02/19/2020 • by RotoWire Staff Edinson Cavani after Atletico Madrid withdrew their interest in the PSG striker.The Blues are also keen on Napoli forward Dries Mertens, but they have had an offer rejected by the Serie A club.Cavani look destined to sign for Atleti but the deal has 02/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/15/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 10/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


‘s 100-99 loss to theder Lucas Paqueta.Paqueta has


points guard socred 24 points and dished out eight assists in Saturday’s 100-99 loss to theder Lucas Paqueta.Paqueta has battled for form this season.Kaka stated, “He must find confidence in himself. The last year went well, but the second year not so much, I know from experience.“The other players start to know you, and it becomes mor Magic. 

Teague went 8 for 18 shooting and also pulled down three rebounds. He also had three steals. 

The Hawks will look to bounce back Monday against the Bulls. 

More News 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/07/2020 • by RotoWire Staff tract.The exciting teenage striker is being watched by Europe’s biggest clubs, including Liverpool and Real Madrid, which have both made enquiries with intermediaries.Porto, however, have managed to convince Fabio Silva to a new deal – which includes 03/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff Beckham has turned down a proposal from PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.Both men are in Doha this week for the Club World Cup.And Le Parisian says while the two caught up, Beckham did have a spell as a player with PSG, Al-Khelaifi made an investment 03/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff