Monthly Archives: July 2017

Spurs, Knicks, Heat, Timberwolves: Which is best fit for Kyrie Irving?

Kyrie Irving no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James in Cleveland, according to ESPN. The news came as a major surprise Friday evening, and left the NBA world shook. But now that we know he doesn’t want to play for the Cavs, we’re left to wonder where he will go.

The Diamondbacks’ newly-acquired outfielder J.D. Martinez continued to sizzle in the desert by launching two home runs with four RBIs in a 10-3 win against the Braves. The former Tigers slugger now has three home runs in his last three games.

Almost every Royals hitter enjoyed a special night in a 16-2 win against the Tigers, but first baseman Eric Hosmer really punished Detroit pitching. Hosmer went 5 for 6 with five runs scored, a home run (16), six RBIs (54) to raise his average to .319 for the season. Hosmer’s home run was a grand slam, his first in 78 career plate appearances with the bases loaded.

Amid loud trade rumblings, Rangers ace Yu Darvish was torched for 10 earned runs in a 22-10 loss against the Marlins. Darvish gave up nine hits while striking out five batters to fall to 6-9 with a 4.01 ERA this season.

Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey allowed seven runs (five earned) off of 10 hits in a 9-5 loss against the Yankees. Bailey fell to 2-5 with an ugly 8.37 ERA on the season after the rough outing.

Rays (53-49) at Yankees (53-46) 7:05 p.m. ET — Strikeout extraordinaire Chris Archer (7-6, 3.77 ERA) will take the mound for Tampa Bay to face off against CC Sabathia (9-3, 3.44 ERA), who Cheap NFL Jerseys China is quietly having a solid season. The AL East is wide open, but this four-game Cheap Nike Eagles Jerseys series could separate the contenders from the pretenders.

Raptors call Lance Stephenson’s late score ‘disrespectful’; Paul George agrees

The Raptors and Pacers exchanged words near the end of Indiana’s 108-90 victory, leading to several technical fouls.

And the comments didn’t end there.

The Raptors didn’t appreciate a score by Pacers guard Lance Stephenson in the final seconds with the Pacers leading by 15. After Stephenson dribbled down the court for an uncontested layup with 3.3 seconds remaining virtually everyone else was standing at the other end of the court, thinking the clock would run out he was met by several Raptors who apparently let him know what they thought of the move. Both teams then converged on the court, and officials had to drag several players away from the disturbance.

“We haven’t ruled out (anything). I don’t even know who will start (Saturday),” Van Gundy said, via the Detroit News. “We’ve got to get better energy off the start of the games. The last Philadelphia game was one of our better starts in each half. That’s got to get going — that’s not just him (Jackson).”

Van Gundy is displeased with Jackson and Andre Drummond’s energy on the court.

“Those are the two guys. (The energy) has got to go up,” Van Gundy said. “Andre picked up his energy the other night but that’s got to be on a consistent basis, and we need more energy out of Reggie.”

Moving Smith to the starting lineup would allow Drummond to play a more comfortable Cheap Jerseys China back-to-the-basket style. Smith is good at finding open spaces in the defense, thus allowing big men an Cheap Jerseys And Sunglasses opportunity to set up on the block.

Cavaliers expected to land Deron Williams, Andrew Bogut

Center Andrew Bogut and point guard Deron Williams could be headed to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers are on the verge of signing the NBA veterans to add some serious heft to their roster in the quest to defend their NBA title, according to multiple reports.

The Mavericks waived Williams, and while several teams – including his former squad, the Utah Jazz – are interested, he intends to sign with Cleveland once he clears waivers, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.

Cavs star LeBron James has made clear his opinion that the team needs a playmaker to back up Kyrie Irving for the stretch run. Williams, a three-time All-Star, should suffice.

Durant was able to walk around under his own power and tried jogging gingerly toward the Warriors bench.

He stayed on the court for another offensive possession before the team called a timeout and Durant met with the trainers and headed to the locker room.

Durant exited with zero points, ending his streak of 562 regular-season games with at least 10 points.

The former NBA MVP is averaging 25.8 points, eighth-best in the league, with 8.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in his first season with the Warriors, after spurning the Thunder, Wizards and other Cheap MLB Jerseys suitors around the league to join forces with the back-to-back Western Conference champions.

A Washington, D.C., native, Durant, 28, stirred the pot earlier this week ahead Cheap NBA Jerseys of his anticipated homecoming, telling the Washington Post he “really just didn’t want to play at home” as a reason why he didn’t consider the Wizards in free agency.

Bulls deal banged-up Warriors back-to-back losses for first time since 2015

Kevin Durant has played just 93 seconds of the Warriors’ last two games, and they lost both of them.

Golden State’s latest mishap was an ugly 94-87 loss Thursday in Chicago. The Bulls trailed by seven after the first quarter, but won every quarter after that.

Durant is out indefinitely with a left MCL sprain. In his absence, the Warriors shot just 38.6 percent from the floor, and a putrid 20 percent from beyond the arc.

The Warriors had played 146 regular-season games without losing back to back. This is the first time they dropped consecutive games since April 5-7, 2015.

Jimmy Butler led the Bulls (31-30) with 22 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals. Bobby Portis, who is starting in place of departed Taj Gibson, added 17 points and 13 rebounds.

Chicago is in a dogfight for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Wade will not play in Thursday’s game against the 76ers, but Wade could return as Saturday’s game against the Nets.

“He went through part of the contact in practice today and he looked good,” Hoiberg said. “Guys were out there a good, spirited workout. Dwyane was able to participate in a lot of the contact drills. The big thing for him right now is getting his conditioning and wind and timing back, but it was great to see him out there and part of our scrimmage.”

Hoiberg said there will be a time limit for Wade’s tenure on the Packers Cheap Jerseys court and that he needs to focus on conditioning.

“I think a big thing will be how he responds tomorrow with the increased workload,” Hoiberg said. “Get another good conditioning workout tomorrow and then we’ll go from there. We’ll have Nike NFL Jerseys China another practice in New York on Friday and then see how he’s doing.”

Irving made the second choice.

As Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver notes, Irving’s scoring numbers increase across the board when facing elimination. In the past four elimination games against the Warriors, Irving is averaging 32.5 points per game on 53.3 percent shooting (55.2 percent from 3-point range). Klay Thompson has made life difficult for Irving throughout the series, but when the Cavs can put Irving in a position to score on another switching or helping defender, he’s feasting.

Will elimination game Kyrie emerge from the tunnel? Or will it be the guy who shot a combined 18 of 45 at Oracle in Games 1 and 2? The Cavs are hoping to see the former. At least he’ll have some help from this guy.

Irving made the second choice. He caught a quick-hit pass for a layup on the next possession. He added an and-one layup next. Then a jumper. Then a 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds to go that capped a 40-point quarter for the Cavs and helped generate a 112-99 Cleveland victory.

Irving had 39 of his postseason career-high 42 points at that point, part of a ridiculous three-game stretch in which he’s 33 of 48 — or 68.8 percent – from the floor. That includes a 15-of-22 shooting effort in Game 4 that helped give the Cavaliers a commanding 3-1 lead in the series, which returns to Boston for Game 5 on Thursday.

Taking over the third quarter wasn’t even the most important role Irving played Tuesday. LeBron James picked up his fourth foul with 6:46 to play in the second quarter and went to the bench. Cleveland was trailing by 10 points at the time. Irving’s steady hand kept that deficit from getting out of control.

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MLB makes return to Puerto Rico in 2018

The Indians and Twins will play a two-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico next season, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday .

The two games, which will count as Minnesota home games, will take place April 17 and 18 at Hiram Bithorn Stadium. It will be the fifth time MLB games have been played on the island.

Former NBA point guard Jason Williams, wearing a jersey featuring White Chocolate on the back in place of his name, suffered a non-contact injury to his right knee Sunday afternoon. The injury occurred during the first game between Williams’ 3 Headed Monsters and the Ghost Ballers at the Barclays Center.

The 3 Headed Monsters won the game 62-60 behind 27 points from former NBA sharpshooter Rashard Lewis. 3 Headed Monsters coach Gary Payton said Williams tweaked his right knee, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, but Payton does expect Williams to play again in two weeks.

The eight-team league — which was co-founded by rapper and actor Ice Cube and features three-on-three competition — will play for 10 consecutive weekends. The playoffs will be held Aug. 20 in Seattle, and the championship will be played in Las Vegas on Aug. 26.

Let’s hope White Chocolate can return to full health in time for the postseason.

The Yankees slugger, who also owns four of the five highest exit velocities this season, will need to take down hometown hero and defending champion Giancarlo Stanton if he wants to become the first Yankee since Robinson Cano in 2011 to win the title.

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Matt Ryan on Super Bowl loss: ‘Anytime we dwell on that is wasted time’

The Falcons blew the biggest lead in Super Bowl history to the Patriots in Super Bowl 51, but Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is done thinking about what if.

Anytime that we kind of dwell on that, is wasted time, Ryan told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. We have to focus trying to become the best football team that this group can be.

As the Falcons kick off their summer training, the team has followed head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s stance in making the Super Bowl a distant memory.

One of those goals is to have NFL teams play multiple games a season on Chinese soil.

My dream is to play a game here in China someday, Brady said, via sntv. [The Patriots] had an opportunity, I think, 10 years ago, and my team was going to play here, and unfortunately it didn’t work out. But one day I hope that there are many games here, and over the course of a year, because it’s such a great sport and because I love it so much, to bring that here and to bring the discipline and incredible strategy involved.

In 2007, the Patriots were set to play the Seahawks in the China Bowl for a preseason exhibition game, but the match was scrapped so the league could focus more on hosting a game in London that same year.

But it wasn’t all work for Brady as he toured the country. The Patriots quarterback also tossed a football on the Great Wall of China, showed off one of his Super Bowl trophies, took part in a martial arts class and spent Father’s Day with his son, Jack.

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Jets LB Lorenzo Mauldin arrested for alleged nightclub assault

Lorenzo Mauldin has been arrested after he was accused of assaulting a man at a New York City nightclub in April.

The Jets linebacker turned himself in to police Wednesday morning, where he was booked on a misdemeanor charge, the New York Post reported.

The maximum sentence is one year in jail. Mauldin, 24, has been released without bail and is set to appear in court Aug. 16 for his arraignment.

Mauldin is accused of punching 22-year-old Jose Lopez in the face at the Highline Ballroom for spilling champagne on him. Lopez reportedly needed surgery to repair multiple facial fractures. Lopez has also filed a lawsuit against Mauldin for attacking him without just cause.

Back at the top of the lineup, Deacon Liput singles to center to score two runs in Austin Langworthy and Andrew Baker. It’s 5-1 Gators, and that might just be enough for Florida to get its first College World Series title.

Zach Watson lines out to centerfield, and LSU has two runners stranded on base. Another opportunity to tie the game eludes the Tigers.

Umpires reviewing the play to make sure Kramer Robertson tagged out at home. And they confirm it.

Kramer Robertson thrown out at home on fielder’s choice from JJ Schwartz (Greg Deichmann reaches first). LSU has runners on first and second with two outs. Gators with a great play right there.

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Jason Whitlock says LeBron James doesn’t deal with real racism

Jason Whitlock thinks LeBron James doesn’t deal with real racism because he isn’t poor.

The Fox Sports personality was a guest on The Herd Thursday and was asked about the way James responded to the racist graffiti that was spray-painted on his Los Angeles home Wednesday.

In certain situations, the only people who don’t stand to benefit from tanking is the guys earning a living by throwing the ball in the hoop. Think about it. No one wants to do anything that could lead to their employer hiring their replacement. That’s why Rockets guard Lou Williams told SportsNet New York reporter Taylor Rooks he was traded from the Lakers.

The deal which sent Williams, the Lakers leading scorer in 2016-17, to H-Town in exchange for Corey Brewer and a first-round draft pick, just before the trade deadline in late January was negotiated a little more than a week after the former Sixth Man of Year took to social media and explained why he was playing to win.

It’s because fans don’t know, Williams said on Timeout with Taylor. It don’t make sense. (for players to tank). That’s probably what got me traded. That Tweet probably did it to me, looking back, in hind site. It’s an interesting dynamic. It’s like thin ice because, as a competitor, you want somebody to come in that’s gone help take it to the next level, but then it’s like, ‘You play my position though’!

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Seth Curry thinks he’s a better shooter than brother Stephen

Seth Curry has laid claim to the throne sitting in the home of the First Family of Shooting.

The Mavericks guard, brother of Warriors MVP Stephen and son of former Hornets 3-point ace Dell made an appearance on FS1’s Second Take Undisputed on Tuesday and was posed an interesting question: Is he a better shooter than Steph?

I think so, Seth said. We have our battles in the backyard … I’ll say it’s 50-50 shooting games, one-on-one games. It’s good battles. It’s obviously one of the reasons I’m here today, just being able to measure myself against him in the backyard and his work ethic and things like that. He’s helped me a lot throughout my career.

Jefferson also noted there was a difference between what James did when he joined the Heat in 2010 compared to Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors last summer.

People forget, when you went to Miami, they had just lost in the first round. And you added Chris Bosh, Jefferson said. I just remember when people were talking about super teams and this and that and putting people together, it would have been like if you had joined the Boston Celtics after you had lost to them (in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals).

And that’s one of those things, to put it in comparison, the Golden State Warriors have been the best team the last three years. They broke NBA records for the last three years, and they added probably the second-best talent in the NBA.

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