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Kobe Bryant dealing with internal ‘rage’ as comeback continues

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The Black Mamba hath returned. 

star was back in a Lakers uniform Monday for Lakers media day. And he was, of course, in rare form. What follows is commentary on his myriad comments regarding where he’s at and what this strange upcoming season is about for him. 

Feeling a mix of emotions I haven’t felt in 18yrs of being a pro

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant)

It’s odd seeing Bryant seem so retrospective heading into a season. Typically Bryant is defiant, singularly focused, no smiles, simply an animal on the hunt. But in interviews he has seemed downright mortal since last year’s leg injury six games after his return from a torn Achilles.

If there was any question as to whether there is legitimate doubt in Bryant’s mind, just read on:

: The challenge, according to : “Trying to prove to myself I can be myself.”

— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing)

Bear in mind, this is the guy who said after the Lakers were down 0-3 to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 that he wasn’t worried. This is the guy who tried to push up his own torn Achilles tendon and then sank his free throws before leaving the floor. So if he says there is a legit concern about whether he can get back to playing at his level, that’s something to take pause and notice.

Kobe on staying competitive at his age (36): “It’s nutrition, it’s preparation it’s everything.”

— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter)

Kobe on his emotions: “It’s a mixture of excitement, a little nervousness and a little rage.”

— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter)

Kobe on that rage: “It’s just trying to see if I can prove to myself that I can be myself, and all the words of doubt kind of adds to it.”

— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter)

A Little Rage is actually Kobe’s debut album title. But it’s yet another tiny anecdote to mention in the context of how obsessive Bryant is, and how his mind is wired. Bryant has always been driven by an obsessive need to win, he admits as much. This is different, however. This isn’t about beating the Heat, or the Suns, or Shaquille O’Neal or the Spurs. This is about beating his own body’s limits, about somehow pushing Father Time off of him and yelling “Back off!”

And in his mind, that means transferring the self-doubt and fear into a range which he’ll then transfer into his work ethic which he’ll then transfer into his jump shot.

Kobe: “I’m looking forward to seeing how I move my feet defensively, staying in front of guys, chasing guys off of picks, things like that.”

— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter)

We think of evaluating players coming back from injury in terms of points per game or individual isolation defense, but it’s these little things that players will tell you are the hard parts. In reality, much of his offense is muscle memory. His elevation may be lower, he can adjust for that. His quickness might be slower, he can adjust to that with couner moves. But being able to constantly move in and through conta top 2020 transfer target for Manchester United.The Manchester Evening News says United could use Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard to help them land Maddison.Maddison, 22, has enjoyed a fine start to the season with Leicester and has been rewarded wct is a different deal, especiallnk Lampard will face the same problems as Ole Gunnar Solskjær at Manchester United.The Norwegian enjoyed a good start to life at United, but things fell apart towards the back end of the season.And Burley feels that Lampard will have a very tough tiy after all the time he’s been away.

Kobe on defense: “Our primary focus is to bean Dijk hailed the performance of Roberto Firmino for victory over Newcastle United.Named as a substitute, Firmino was called on 10 minutes before the break when Divock Origi was forced off with an injury.With the score 1-1, the No.9 almost immediate great defensively, and that involves taking that challenge every single night.”

— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter)

Yeah, good luck with that, Kobe. 

Offense isn’t an issue for Kobe, currently fourth on the all-time scoring list: “Offensively I can always dictate what I’m going to do.”

— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter)

And there it is. The unwavering confidence, the resolute assuredness. The body may betray him, his quickness may be gone, he might not be able to carry the team, especially this one.

But by God, that shot will still fall.

The Lakers tip off the season against the Rockets in less than 30 days in LA.

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Report: ‘No indication’ Wolves want to trade Kevin Martin, Corey Brewer

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With on the verge of being shipped to Cleveland for the last two No. 1 overall draft picks, president and head coach Flip Saunders want to keep veterans like and around, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

I get no indication Flip wants to trade Martin, Brewer, etc., now. He needs scoring & wants veterans’ presence

— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda)

It had sort of been assumed that Martin would be involved in any Love deal, as he was signed to a four year, $27.8 million contract last summer. Even though he averaged 19.1 points per game last season, the 31-year-old’s value is much lower than it was a year ago because he didn’t defend well or get to the free throw line as much as usual. As CBSSports.com’s Zach Harper noted, the Wolves would probably have to attach a pick or player to move him. If Saunders wants to remain competitive, which is what it looks like, then his experience and scoring ability might be worth more to Minnesota than it would to a potential trade partner.

Brewer’s situation is a bit more complicated, as he has two years and $9.6 million left on his deal and the team has a logjam at the small forward position. Brewer is an effective role player at 28 years old, and could help a contender. This is where it’s worth mentioning again that it seems Saunders wants to make a run at a playoff spot, so it might not behoove him to dump a productive player like Brewer.

There’s also no reason for the Wolves to leak that they want to trade theard in the Chelsea dressing room while Frank Lampard is manager of the club.The much-loved former Blues midfielder has dil Pereira has enjoyed his first preseason with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Pereira will go out on loan with the blessing of Solskjaer, who fully endorses the progress made by the Portuguese goalkeeper.“I think all of the club has been behind me fotched his famous nickname after succeeding Maurizio Sarri as manager, according to captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who played alongsidir veterans, even if they’re open to it. While this means we shouldn’t just assume they’ll be gone, it’s also unlikely that Saunders is done with reshaping the roster this osung the praises of Wolves counterpart Nuno.City go to Wolves on Boxing with Guardiola admitting he’s been impressed by Nuno’s work this season.”Wolverhampton is always one of the toughest opponents. What Nuno is doing is amazing. He went up to the Pffseason. This is a new era for Minnesota, and he should consider every option that would improve the team in the long run.

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le, has been ruled out.Hardaway Jr. missed

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The announced guard has in Sunday’s game against the Bucks. Meanwhile, has been ruled out.

Hardaway Jr. missed Friday’s game against the Pistons with a concussion. It will be the fifth straight game Stoudemire has missed while dealing with a knee injury. Forwards and could be in line for an increase in minutes with Stoudemire sidelined.

The Knicks are 7-point underdogs.

More News day.Barca thumped Betis 5-2 at the Nou Camp.Former Barca defender Bartra stated: “We have faced a Barca that was under pressure after a loss and that has made us drown. We leave with a lot of anger because we got ahead, but then they passed over us l 01/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff on him at international level.Henderson has 52 caps for his country, but is yet to score a goal while on international duty.But the midfielder laughed off any criticism of his goal-shy national performances, saying he was saving his first goal for t01/18/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/18/2020 uskwe has been given permission to sign for Swindon Town in League Two on loan.He will spend the rest of the season at the club who are top of the division.Muskwe will be hoping to gain valuable first team experience in the coming months.The 21-year- • by RotoWire Staff 01/18/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/13/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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Eye on Basketball Podcast: Trick or treatment

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The confetti powder has been tossed and the have come up short on their coronation when returned for his first home game there in over four years. Matt Moore joins me on the podcast today to discuss just how big of a flop the Cavs gave in that game and how much concern there should be with their execution. It’s just one game but do David Blatt and the guys have to simplify things with their offensive r offer to Liverpool for Dejan Lovren.The Croatia defender’s minders have been in talks with Roma for the past fortnight and it’s been suggested personal terms have been struck.Lovren is willing to move to Roma on lesser money than he is currently onattack? Should their be more pick-anrmer Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has gushed praise on his old rival Arsene Wenger.The two set the standard in the Premier League in the 1990s and early 2000s.Despite being bitter rivals in those years, Ferguson and Wenger have developed d-roll until the team feels comfortable in the system? Will LeBron ever play that poorly again?

Then the received more ain international has long been a target this season for City boss Pep Guardiola, where assistant manager Mikel Areta is also a big fan.However, Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, speaking on El Chiringuito, revealed United are also keen.”PSG wantbad news when broke his hand in Thursday’s loss to the . With Russ missing 4-6 weeks with the injury and already out, how do the Thunder tread water until their stars return? Can and handle the load? Will or III find a way to break through? Are the Thunder truly in danger of falling out of the Western Conference playoffs this season?

We discuss all of this, plus ‘ extension with the , replay center times, and preview Friday night’s games.

Have questions for the podcast? Send them to , or ask them on Twitter with the hashtag , and we’ll answer them on the show.

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ld and 11 of 13 shooting from the free-throw line

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center scored a team-high 27 points on 8 of 12 shooting from the field and 11 of 13 shooting from the free-throw line while Thelwell says young duo Jordan Graham and Harry Burgoyne could have a long-term future with the club.Speaking at the recent fans parliament Thelwell provided an update on Graham and Burgoyne.He is quoted by Express & Star, saying: “Harry has bracking up 11 rebounds in his team’s 108-107 loss to the Bucks Thursday.

Cousins was playing in his first game since Nov. 26 after dealing with a case of viral meningitis and looked none the worse for wear, posting his ninth straight double-double. He also chipped in five assists and one steal in 33 minutes. Cousins will match up with the Lakers Sunday.

More News hort at this month’s Euros.Di Biagio says he’ll leave the job with head held high.“We must separate our results of the last few years from what happened at this European Championship,” he-term this month.David Luiz was signed from Chelsea on deadline day last summer as a last-minute addition, and former Arsenal defender Winterburn believes that manager Mikel Arteta and the club’s hierarchy should avoid a similar sort of deal if their explained.“I’d say that a great job has been done: we’ve b 02/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/17/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 11/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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’s victory over the Celtics with a knee contusion,

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The announced guard will against the 76ers.

Wade missed Sunday’s victory over the Celtics with a knee contusion, but he was able to participate in the team’s shootaround Tuesday morning. In 20 games, Wade is averaging 22.8 points and 5.3 assists.

The Heat are 7 1/2–point favorites.

More News 04/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff elhardt.Cook, who fast-tracked Gelhardt into his senior squad at the start of this sght.Real are to meet Galatasaray tonight, with Zidane again in the spotlight.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, while speaking on El Chiringuito.”If Real Madrid loses to Galatasaray, the options to move to the eighths are greateason, is calm amid rumours of Liverpool and Wolves interest.He told the Wigan Evening Post: “If you look around all football clubs these days, players move on, the 04/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has denied talks with Inter Milan.SportMediaset says Bale’s representatives were seen in Italy with Inter Milan executives. The Serie A side are in a process of rebuilding and are desperate to give new coach Antonio Cont 04/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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f it’s not to Chelsea.Kovacic has spent this seaso

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power forward returned to practice on Monday and is , reports the if it’s not to Chelsea.Kovacic has spent this season on a straight loan with Chelsea, where he has impressed manager Maurizio Sarri.Real, reports Okdiario, are happy to sell and have set a price of €50m for the Croatia international to leave.ChelsOklahoman. McGary has been sidelined for six weeks with a fractured foot. Coach Scott Brooks wouldn’t reveal if the rookie will be on a minutley manager Sean Dyche has been delighted with the development of Nick Pope. The goalkeeper has gone from non-league loanee to England international during his time with the Clarets. After making his second Three Lions appearance against Kosovo this es restriction once he returns.

“He’s just an unknown,” Brooks said. “He hasn’t played, he hasn’t practiced, so I don’t know. That’s going to work itself out. So I don’t know how many minutes are going to be there. But I love his energy, love his enthusiasm for his teammates.”

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flexor which caused him to miss Wednesday’s game

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guard will against the Thunder.

Shved is suffering from a hip flexor which caused him to miss Wednesday’s game against the Timberwolves. His next opportunity to play will be Saturday at Detroit.

More News 07/15/2015 • by Elliot Smith ove to PSG.Dubravka has been linked with the Parisiens.But he told CulturePSG: “Social media networks are dangerous. I saw pictures of me suggesting my presence at Paris airport. It’s completely wrong. If you look closely at the picture and the signs t season.Ibrahimovic, currently tied to the end of this campaign, is in line to win a new extension after an outstanding first month back in Serie A.Gazzetta dello Sport says plans are already underway for Ibrahimovic to settle down long-term.For now 07/14/2015 • by Elliot Smith 04/12/2015 • by Shawn Krest 03/31/2015 n understand Barcelona wanting to buy back Neymar from PSG.The Brazil captain is said to have agreed terms with Barca about return this summer.Juninho, who played for Atletico Madrid in Spain, told Efe: “If I owned a team, I would like to have Neymar • by Sean D’Oliveira 03/27/2015 • by Brandon Wise 03/25/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira

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PHOTOS: NBA’s Christmas Day jerseys feature first names on the back

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The NBA has unveiled its Christmas Day jerseys, an annual tradition that usually results in disappointment. In what must be considered a wild upset, this year they’re sleeveless. They do, however, look very summer league-y. Or practice jersey-y. Those are acceptable adjective, right? Anyway, the ones are obviously the best.

The gimmick this time is that the players’ first names will be featured on the back of the jersey. Thated up their pursuit of Olympique Marseille midfielder Morgaut in their 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace.Gbamin joined Everton from Mainz 05 eight days ago and was given a quick introduction to the Premier League following Andre Gomes’ ankle injury.“I am here to work and manage the players and give them the rightn Sanson.Wolves have been regarded as favourites to land the midfield schemer, with OM prepared to sell this summer.However, La Provence says West Ham are now in advanced talks to sign Sanson’s kind of cool, especially if your name is LeBron or Carmelo or, say, Pau. Let’s say you’re , though — is it cool to have “DOUG” on your jersey? I don’t know.

I do think that that players should be allowed to put your first name on your jersey if they choose to, though. When played in Spain, “RICKY”etired England goalkeeper Rob Green has enjoyed taking the mick out of himself – thanks to Chelsea’s media team.Green has enjoyed filming a mock doco about his celebration after winning the Europa League final against Arsenal – in full kit.The 39 yea always looked great.

Here’s a closer look:

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aluable Player is at the end of the season, Adria

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Extension talks between the and are over and the 2014 Finals Most Valuable Player is at the end of the season, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports Friday. Leonard’s agent, Brian Elfus, is seeking a max contract for the four-year forward.

“We feel Kawhi is deserving of a max contract, and we are disappointed that something couldn’t get done,” Elfus told Wojnarowski . “There’s no debating Kawhi’s value. The market has been set. He’s done everything the Spurs have asked of him, exceeded all of their expectations. Coach [Gregg] Popovich has gone out of his way to call Kawhi the future face of the franchise. We have great respect for the Spurs organization, but here, we simply agree to disagree.”

The 23-year-old averaged 12.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game last season.

More News 03/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff inal against Chelsea.Leno has been No1 for almost all of the season but is not expected to start the final withPetr Cech set to be given the nod in what will be his last game before retiring.However, he insists he wants to be involved and says he is 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff n.The lack of top European football could cost City £170m.But The Sun says US investment firm Silver Lake paid that enormous sum for a 10 per cent share in the City Football Group back in November.And ALL that cash has been paid up front and gone st 02/29/2020 • bySeagulls conceded a penalty after Adam Webster’s miscontrolled pass, with Jorginho converting from the spot.Potter said: “Mistakes can happen.”It’s not the players’ responsibility, it’s mine. We ask them to play that way and Adam Webster is fantastic RotoWire Staff 02/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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Manu Ginobili ‘sad and disappointed,’ international career likely over

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In ,  guard described himself as “sad and disappointed” about being unable to compete for Argentina in the 2014 FIBA World Cup due to a stress fracture in his right leg, . in the agreement between FIBA and the about players with pre-existing injuries to hold him out of the competition, and Ginobili decided not to fight it.

I very much regret the bad news. I wanted to say goodbye to the team on the court and be win group are in takeover talks for Swansea City.The Sun says Swansea are a target for a Middle East consortium who are putting together a bid worth about £50million.The current American owners still value the Swans highly and have an eye on promotionth my friends, but it cannot be. I’ll be with the team as long as possible, trying to add from the outside and supporting at all times.

For the bone to be well sealed and not remain any doubts, I had spent 42 days without being able to train as usual, no jumping or running, so as not to put stress on the fibula. And that made me reach the training camp in a painful physical condition. When one is 37 years old, it is not easy to return and start from nothing, so we tried to accelerate a little at a time. I started the physical work in the pool acceptably, but when I went to the treadmill there began to emerge some pain, mostly in the right ankle and left foot.

I did a lot of treatment and a lot of stretching,  and it seemed to be a little better, but when on Wednesday I began to force more to run and shoot in the gym, at the end of the training session the pain reappeared in the same place of the original fibular fracture. That basically gave the final blow to the expectations I had to assemble some kind of plan to play in Spain, since asking the mediation of FIBA made almost no sense given that obviously the injury isn’t completely healed.

Ginobili had some hope that he’d be able to suit up for his country one last time, but he sensibly realized the risk wasn’t worth it. The veteran will need to be as healthy as puce hopes to catch out Wolves this weekend.Wolves are facing a quick turnaround for their trip to St James’ Park after securing a 2-1 Europa League victory in Slovakia against Slovan Bratislava on Thursday night.”It is mightily difficult to get that ossible to help San Antonio defend its championship, and it would be silly to put that in jeopardy by battling through an injury in the offseason. It’s absolutely understandable that he’d want to play, butlip Benkovic.They wanted to take the player on loan in the summer, but the move was blocked by Brendan Rodgers.However, Benkovic has not gotten a look in at Leicester all season.It means that he could be available for the right move, according to his the Spurs protected him from himself and he ended up making the right call anyway. 

This is likely the end of his international career, and it has been a spectacular one. The highlight was the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, but there’s really been more than a decade of sustained success for the Argentinian national program. Much like Ginobili’s , the way that Argentina shared the ball was unforgettable. With how Ginobili led the group that included , Pepe Sanchez, , Andres Nocioni, Walter Hermann, Fabricio Oberto and , his impact on basketball in his country cannot be overstated.

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calf strain, ESPN reports. Clarkson, who is expect

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rookie point guard of Thursday’s against the Warriors with a left calf strain, ESPN reports. Clarkson, who is expected to make a push for the starting gig later in the season, left the gameottenham Hotspur’s move for Giovanni Lo Celso.Reports last week stated Spurs had lodged an offer worth £52m to sign the Real Betis midfielder.However, Marcasays United are looking to make their own play for the Argentina international.United have ma in the second quarter and did not return. He will be , according to the team.

More News 03/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff rom Nice.The Magpies have completed the club record purchase of Joelinton from Hoffenheim.The Brazilian attacker will lead the line for Bruce’s team in the coming season.But that does not mean their interest in Saint-Maximin has cooled.”I don’t think 02/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff rca.The Frenchman was on the scoresheet alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou.”We wanted to have a good game,” Griezmann told Movistar.”The first half was very good and we connected a lot, before we managed time more in the second ha 02/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/13/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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Academies reports City had scouts in attendance f

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shManchester City are active in the European transfer market.Football Academies reports City had scouts in attendance for Tottenham’s youth league fixture against Olympiacos.The Citizens had their scouting team cast an eye over the 1-1 draw.Highly touted youngster Troy Parrot scored for Spurs.ooting guard for Tuesday’s game against the Timberwolves with a left shoulder injury. It will be his third straight game out while dealing with the injury. 

In 10 games this month, Burks is averaging 15.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Rookie Rodney Hood replaced Burks Monday and had nine points, seven rebounds and five assists against the Clippers.

The Jazz are currently 6 1/2-point favorites against Minnesota Tuesday.

More News Sir Alex Ferguson.Ferguson will be given the VIP treatment by the Reds boss when he arrives at Anfield on Sunday, because of a friendship that was extended when Klopp supported the former United boss’s charity.“When I met him first it was, ‘Alex F 03/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2020 • by Roto Madrid this summer.The midfielder has just completed a successful loan with Vitesse Arnhem.”Real Madrid often sell [players] with a buy-back option included in the deal,” he told De Telegraaf. “That could be a solution. Another way forward is a loanWire Staff 02/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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Sale of Clippers to Steve Ballmer closes; Donald Sterling out

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Donald Sterling is officially out as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, ending a nearly four-month effort to oust him after racially insensitive comments were made public.

The sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion closed Tuesday, the announced in a news release. The purchase agreement closed after a California court issued a written order affirming that Sterling’s wife, Shelly, has the legal authority to sell the team on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, the league injury and has not been in full training.The problem was revealed by his Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni, who left him out of the national squad for the current international break.Scaloni did not reveal the nature of the injury, but he hinted that itannounced.

The $2 billion sale price is by far the highest in NBA history, and the sale marks the end of an emotional, combative showdown between Donald Sterling, his fellow owners and commissioner Adam Silver. 

Silver, not even 90 days into his term as David Stern’s successor, banned Sterling from the NBA for life and fined him $2.5 million on April 29 after audio recordings of the owner’s insensitive comments about blacks and other minorities were aired by the celebrity gossip outlet TMZ. Silver at that time also urged the Board of Governors to initiate a forced sale of the team under the league’s Constitution and By-Laws.

Sterling, 80, challenged the league at every turn, including a last-ditch effort to block a California probate court’s decision to pave the way for the deal. Shelly Sterling’s ownership transfer agreement with Ballmer called for the deal to close by this Friday.

The NBA approved the sale of the team to Ballmer in May, and the Board of Governors ratified the deal electronically by a unanimous vote of 29-0 on Monday, a league source told CBSSports.com.

“I am humbled and honored to be the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers,” Ballmer said in a statement released by the Clippers. “Clipper fans are so amazing. They have remained fiercely loyal to our franchise through some extraordinary times. I will be hard core in giving the team, our great coach, staff and players the support they need to do their best work on the court. And we will do whatever necessary to provide our fans and their families with the best game-night experience in the NBA.”

Clippers coach and president Doc Rivers, who has expressed doubt about whether he’d honor the two years left on his contract if Donald Sterling remained the owner, called it “an amazing new day in Clippers history.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to work together with Steve as we continue to build a first-class, championship organization,” Rivers said. “I am already inspi Milner will renew with Liverpool this summer.That is according to Steve Nicol, who believes there is no chance of Milner leaving on a free transfer.The English midfielder is out of contract, but given his value to the club, Nicol thinks he will extered by Steve’s passion for the game, his love of competition and desire to win the right way and I know our players and fans are going to be inspired as well.”

There was no immediate comment from Donald Sterling or his legal representatives. A league source confirmed a Los Angeles Times report Tuesday that the NBA has filed a counterclaim against Donald Sterling, asserting that the former owner has caused “devastating and incalculable harm” to the league.

The counterclaim, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, seeks damages and expenses related to the league’s investigation of Sterling and its defense of the former owner’s federal lawsuit. It also calls for enforcement of two separate agreements indemnifying the NBA against losses and litigation costs. One was signed by Donald Sterling in July 2005, the league asserts in its counterclaim. The other was signed by Shelly Sterling when the NBA dropped its pursuit of a forced sale and agreed to allow her to pursue the deal with Ballmer.

The ordeal was a test of Silver’s leadership, and also a testadmits he’s a fan of Leicester City youngster Wilfred Ndidi.Indeed, Hargreaves says the Nigerian would suit United’s midfield.“It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality,” he told Premier League Productions.“If you can have a Jadon Sancho – th of Sterling’s resolve. The deposed owner still has a $1 billion lawsuit pending against the NBA, and he is expected to continue pursuing any and all legal appeals, a person familiar with the matter said. NBA lawyers are confident that the language in Tuesday’s court ruling insulates the transfer of ownership to Ballmer from legal challenges. This means that Donald Sterling’s only recourse at this point is monetary damages — which, in essence, would be paid by the Sterling Family Trust based on Shelly Sterling’s indemnification agreement.

Even after saying he would drop his lawsuit, Donald Sterling fought his wife’s authority to sell the team in a case that called Donald Sterling’s mental capacity into question. A Los Angeles Superior Court ruled in Shelly Sterling’s favor last month after combative testimony in which Donald Sterling vowed that he would “never, ever sell” the team. He bought the Clippers in 1981 for $12.5 million.

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center (foot) Saturday against the Clippers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Henson tested his injured m over his success with Chelsea.Boga came through the Blues academy with Abraham before leaving permanently last year for Sassuolo.The Marseille-born Ivory Coast international joined Chelsea at 11 years of age and came through the Cobham academy alonfoot Friday bighted with his brace in victory over Burnley.Lundstram is happy to be proving himself at Premier League level.”I’ve had a lot of knock-backs along the way,” Lundstram said. “It hasn’t been easy, but it’s a journey I wouldn’t change. I’m at the top nut still experienced pain. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated Monday. The Bucks don’t play against until Tuesday atSheffield United have signed Dutch keeper Michael Verrips from Belgian side KV Mechelen.The 22 year old has agreed a four year deal. home against the Hornets. Henson has averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 14 games.

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