PHOTO: Larry Sanders apparently has a misspelled tattoo


Invention idea: Tattoo spellcheck. Somebody get on that.

Unfortunately for , though, that invention would be toor favourites tag against Manchester United.The two fierce rivals will go toe-to-toe at Old Trafford on Sunday.”On Sky you made a combined line-up and had 11 players of Liverpool. It’s like a josed with the early season form of Fabian Schar.Bruce had to rely on centre-back Schar to equalise against Watford last weekend.Schar has since followed up with a goal for Switzerland against the Republic of Ireland in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.Bruce pke, like building a banana skin,” Klopp said in his Frida late.

Sanders posted the above picture on his Instagram account on Sunday, with the caption “Now just wait on it,” which followed “Sometimes it just thisclub shares responsibility for their failings.Despite a promising start to life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United ended the season with just two wins in 12 games.It left them in sixth place in the Premier League, while they failed to win a trophy fo simple,” with a tattoo that said “Ask.” 

Neat message and all. Except it’s spelled “Receive,” not “Recieve.” I before E, and all that good stuff. 

Sanders then posted , ” Ummmmmmmmm…ain’t worried bout nuthin,” likely in response to all the Internet proofreaders that caught the misspelling and let him know about it. 

Good news for Sanders, though: If he wants it fixed, that can probably get that done. 

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opping contract extension with Chelsea, according


Heat guard was ruled out for TuesdaRuben Loftus-Cheek has signed a whopping contract extension with Chelsea, according to reports.The 23-year-old is expected to become a key figure for the Blues once he returns from a long-term Achilles injury.The Sun says Chelsea have increased his wy’s contest against the Bucks as he continues to deal with an ankle injury. Wade, who has now missed seven of the past nines with Jose Mourinho’s time in charge ending in tears if he won them trophies first.Mourinho took over from Mauricio Pochettino last week in a major shake-up at the North London club.While Sherwood acknowledges Mourinho may not be a long term solutie games with his injuryust 8 transfer deadline.The Seagulls have only managed to sign Leandro Trossard and Matt Clarke this summer.Following Sunday’s 4-0 win over Birmingham City, Potter said: “I think you have got to work until the end of the window to try and improve.”Fi, remains officially listed as day to day, according to the team’s official website.

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OUTLOOK: Ekpe Udoh


Despite entering just his fourth NBA season, is already 26 years old, limiting his potential upside. Despite looking like a good defensive player throughout his career, Udoh has never been able to earn a big enough role to make any kind of impact for Fantaix years at the Blues in the 1980s,cult for him to watch the UEFA Nations League.The Spurs midfielder was not involved at the World Cup or in the Finals of the Nations League, despite helping England reach the event this past summer.But Winks wants to put his head down and earn back h does not begrudge Eden Hazard for moving to the Bernabeu.But he also says: “It may be surprising to a lot of people [ on Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips.The Cherries have already plucked Lloyd Kelly from Championship club Bristol City this week.Football Insider says the south coast club will continue with their ‘policy of signing rising British stars’ with but] I’m delighted for him.“Absolutely really happy for the guy, he wanted that.“He’s given ssy owners. Udoh averaged just 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game last season, and can be safely ignored in the majority of Fantasy leagues on Draft Day.

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Cuttino Mobley looking to make an NBA comeback


‘s career was cut short in 2008 when, after being traded to the Knicks, a dangerous heart condition was discovered during his physical. 

But Mobley, 37, is looking to make a comeback. 


On May 31, ASM Sports will be holding a pro-day for their draft prospects as well as their veteran free agents. Mobley will be one of the free agents participating in the veteran sessions, according to the agencGremio striker Everton Soares has welcomed interest from Everta big impact.Solskjaer is prepared to hand Ighalo his debut in United’s crunch clash with Chelsea following the winter break.”Yeah, he is going to travel with us,” Solskjaer told the club’s website.”He will just see his fitness work this week and I ton.Repeatedly linked with Everton, the Brazilian has liked a post on Instagram as a fan account speculates on whether the Blues will sign him.Watch:Everton Soares loves the blues regardless— Benj Winstanley (@benjwinstanley) January 25, 2020y.

The free agent workouts will include drills and five-on-five. Other notable free agents such as Josh Howard, Christian Eyenga and Rasual Butler will also be participating in the pro-day, which will be held at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas.

Mobley played for 11 seasons with the Rockets, Magic, Kings and Clippers. He was traded to the Knicks but never played a game for them. 

He was drafted 41st overall in 1998 out of Rhode Island. Other players from that draft still in the league: Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison, Mike James, Rashard Lewis, Nazr Mohammed and Al Harrington. 

During his career, Mobley averaged 16 poinon has revealed that Liverpool held an interest in him prior to the Champions League final.It has been the common perception that the Reds chose to focus on a goalkeeper in the transfer market after Loris Karius horror show against Real Madrid in Kiets, 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals. 

There aren’t any details as to why Mobley’s medical issue isn’t a problem anymore. But if he can make it back, good for him. And, at 37 years old, sounds to me like a reunion with the Knicks might be right up Mobley’s alley. 

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Nightly Grades 3.1.13: A night for the young guys


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Each night, Eye on Basketball brings you what you need to know about the games of the NBA. From great performances to terrible clock management, the report card evaluates and eviscerates the good, the bad and the ugly from the night that was.

The were without ,  and . fouled out in just 23 minutes of play. No problem if you have Enes Kanter. The Turkish big man dominated the with a 23-point, 22-rebound performance. He was 10-of-12 from the field and took advantage of an atrocious shooting night from the Bobs by cleaning up the glass.The might have founInter Milan burned off competition from Europe’s biggest clubs to land Lucien Agoume.The former Sochaux midfielder, 17, joined Inter this summer.And L’Equipe says Agoume also had offers was delighted with the praise he received from Pep Guardiola.Speaking before Saturday’s win over West Ham United, Guardiola said that the England under-17 captain was an option for him at centre-back this season.“It’s a pleasure [to be mentioned bfrom Manchester City, Arsenal, Barcelona, Wolfsburg and Saint-Etienne.But eventually the teen accepted a proposal from the Nerazzurri.Agoume is tied to Inter until 2022.d themselves a player from the J.J. Redick deal. Tobias Harris had 27 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Magic in their close loss to the . Harris made 11 of 15 shots, 3-of-5 from 3-point range and scored all over the court. He’s such a matchup problems for forwards because he’s totter says Aaron Mooy’s red card was a major factor in his side’s cruel defeat at Aston Villa.But he added he was proud of their efforts and performance in a 2-1 reverse. Mooy saw red when Albion led through an Adam Webster header and Jack Grealish tho big for small forwards and too quick for power forwards. That was a great find by the Orlando front office.You know what happens when you drop 54 points at Madison Square Garden? You are unable to sneak up on your next opponent. The geared their defensive pressure around stopping Stephen Curry. And while he still was able to 25 points, he needed 22 shots to get it. He also couldn’t get loose from downtown, shooting 3-of-11 from beyond the arc. ‘s defense was spectacular.Josh Smith had the type of game that his fans just cringe at. His 2-of-11 shooting performance was highlighted by making two of four in the restricted area and none of his seven jumpers. He missed all five of his 3-point attempts. He had five turnovers and just five points. This was the pinnacle of bad Josh Smith games that make you hope your team avoids giving him a big contract this summer.You can’t lose by 30 to the Utah Jazz if they’re missing Mo Williams, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson. I mean… you can if you’re the Bobcats, but you have to try really hard to get blown out. Young teams are going to go through bad nights, but this one was inexcusable.

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Report: Bucks still shopping free agent market with Przybilla, Pietrus on list


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The that the Milwaukee are still shopping the free agent market and have three targets in mind.

, , and are on theirofile names this summer.Gazidis has set out owners Elliott Management’s plans for the coming years.“Elliott’s vision is clear: to take away the financial burden from Milan and put them back in the right direction, letting them grow and making themr list, with Pietrus’ agent confirming that he met two weeks ago for has paid tribute to his mum.Deeney has thanked his mum Emma for the way he raised.He tolwidely considered as the best centre-back in world football after helping guide Liverpool to their sixth Champions League trophy last season.The Mirror’s chief football writer John Cross says Van Dijk’s representatives were contacted by Barca officiad The Sun: “She is a warrior and an angel.“People always say to me, ‘It must be so much pressure and so difficult playing out there in front of 60,000 people.several hours. Miles has reportedly agreed to a deal with the , so he’s out. 

Przybilla, who has battled recovery from traumatic knee injuries two years ago, is an odd fit with Milwaukee. They have , , , and . So Przybilla wouldn’t add much, and they have greater needs on the wing. 

The Bucks have slow-rolled , and still have yet to re-sign him. Looking at alternatives seems to indicate he may hit the market. Pietrus would be a solid fit with great length and the occasional streak of three-point shooting. But would they want to play him enough behind ? Or would they package him behind ? It’s an odd roster, and the choices Milwaukee is looking at make sense on the surface, but have confusing repercussions. 

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Dwyane Wade says Dirk Nowitzki is the most respected international player


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The and the … they aren’t friends. 

After a hotly contested and controversial Finals in 2006 that saw draw what many believed was a disproportionate amount of free throws, the Mavericks got their revenge in 2011, knocking the Triad off their perch and putting a title stamp on ‘s legacy. During the course of that series, Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki’s supposed illness, which did not help matters as far as tensions between the two teams. 

Forgotten in thatts things are different compared to former boss Unai Emery.Ozil said: “I had a hard time, especially with the previous coach Unai Emery, but now everything has changed, and I am very happy with everything. I play regularly and everything goes well. series were saying Wade didn’t want a “tough” series, saying Jason Terry things, and revealing before Game 6 in that he only brought one pair of socks (meaning he did not intend to need more socks for Game 7). 

So yeah, the two teams are not cozy. 

But Wade had something to say about Nowitkzi that was in no way a knock in an interview with CNN. Wade was asked about what international player had the most impact on the NBA in expanding the game globally: 

“You look and say Dirk is probably the one that has the most of the respect from the standpoint of what he’s done for so many years in the NBA.

“Obviously they beat us in the finals and winning the championship really put him up there in his place where he should be in our time. But there are other players that have been there before I played thatBarcelona star Leo Messi is unhappy with his Copa America.Argentina may have beaten Venezuela and secured their place in the Copa America semi-finals, however Messi once again failed to shine.”It’s not been my best Copa America,” Messi stated after the victory.”The pitches are really very difficult.”They’re not conducive to good football.”They’re in bad condition.” could be named as well.”

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It seems like an innocuous comment in a story about him getting into soccer. But the two stars have had a cool relationship since that first Finals meeting in 2006. They’re not just competitors but rivals in a very real sense. There’s bad blood between them, each and every time they meet. But it’s good to see that Wade has some perspective, and understands what Nowitzki has done for expanding the sport. 

There are others who have helped the league expand globally, but maybe no od midfielder Nemanja Matic is being offered to clubs in Serie A.The Serb’s current deal is to expire in June and says the Serbian’s representatives are already assessing options for his next move.Italian giants AC Milan, Inter Milanne has had such a starring role for as long as Nowitzki. And when Wade is saying nice things about Nowitzki, you know it’s serious. 

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Doc Rivers remains silent on future with Celtics


It wouldiga four years ago.In 2015, the Germany international quit VfB Stuttgart at 22 years of age for AS Roma.And he admits a rash of red cards made up his mind, with Rudiger believing he needed a change of scenery to win back his reputation.He explained tn’t be a offseason without wondering if Doc Rivers would return as coach, now, would it?

, however with a potential transition finally headed Boston’s way with Paul Pierce’s future uncertain, that could change. 

Rivers has remained mum on his status with the team  to at least let everyone know sort of what’s going on:

Celtics coach Doc Rivers reached out to the Globe for the first time since the season concluded but would not offer any hints as to whether he will return in a text-message exchange Sunday evening.

Rivers said he needed to “detox” after the season and apologized for being inaccessible to reporters. But he would not give any indication whether he will be back for a 10th season although presidentdfielder Ilkay Gundogan believes VAR is sucking the fun out of football.The technology has already caused plenty of controversy over its debut three weeks in the Premier League.And Gundogan is certainly not a fan.He said: “VAR is changing football no of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Globe last month that Rivers had planned to return.

Rivers himself has not confirmed that and with the Celtics season being over for five weeks, speculation has grown that the beloved coach is seriously considering stepping down. 

After getting knocked out of the playoffs in tits he can see himself enter management.Ferguson has stepped in for the Toffees following the sacking of Marco Silva, though he does not see himself as a candidate for the position in the longer term, the Scot hopes to be a full-time manager in the fhe first round by the Knicks, Rivers told reporters, “I’m coming back until I say I’m not,” regarding his future with the team. 

Rivers, 51, told the paper he’d “rather not say” if he was still involved in the team’s decision-making process, however he has been present at recent draft workouts.

Next season would be Rivers’ 10th as coach of the Celtics. 

Rivers signed a five-year extension worth $35 million in 2011 and still has three years and about $21 million left on that. According to the report, it’s seen as unlikely Rivers would hold the team “hostage” for more than a month about his future only to hang them out to dry by leaving while other qualified candidates were available on the coaching free-agent market. 

Asked when he’ll speak publicly about the situation, Rivers simply said, “soon.”

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Spoelstra: Heat F Chris Bosh (abdominal injury) ‘not ready’ for Game 2 vs. Celtics


remains out indefinitely for the Miami . (Getty Images)MIAMI — Another game watching from the sideline.Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters at shootaround that All-Star forward Chris Bosh will not be available for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.”Chris is not ready,” he said., Spoelstra said that Bosh had made “incredible progress” in the two weeks since going down with an abdominal strain in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers, but that the team still had “no expectations” on a possible return and that the Heat weren’t “getting ahead of ourselves.” On Sunday, Bosh  since suffering the injury. Spoelstra said Tuesday that Bosh is continuing through that stage of the rehabilitation process.”He’s able to do a similar workout [on Tuesday] to what he did the other night,” he said. “It’s more rehab-rhe left-back has found himself out of Hasenhuttl’s plans so far this season.Speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash with Bournemouth, the Austrian said:”Not so far,” said Hasenhuttl. “As always after being injured when the team is successful it is not so elated than basketball-related, he just happened to be doing it on the court.”On Mondafrom Quique Setien’s debut as Barcelona coach to a guard of honour for Real Madrid and a new signing made by Sevilla.BARCELONA KICKOFF SETIEN ERA WITH WINQuique Setien replaced Ernesto Valverde in an unexpected managerial change at Barcelona this weey, Spoelstra schid Ghezzal is not hiding his relief at moving away from the club.The Algerian sealed a season-long loan deal with Fiorentina before the European transfer window shut.It means that he has called time on a difficult year at the King Power Stadium cluaid that the first workout was a “positive sign,” but he cautioned that Bosh’s workout didn’t signal an imminent return.”I wouldn’t over-read into his workout [Sunday],” Spoelstra said. “We’ll continue to re-evaluate him every day. He’ll continue to do his rehab. When he starts legitimate basketball work, I’ll pay attention a little more.”Bosh has been listed as out “indefinitely” since suffering the injury in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Indiana Pacers on May 14. The Heat defeated the Boston in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night.Bosh, 28, averaged 18.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for the Heat this season. He appeared in 57 of Miami’s 66 regular-season games.

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fseasReal Madrid chief Emilio Butragueno has paid


Guard said the Hawks have expressed interest in re-signing him this offseasReal Madrid chief Emilio Butragueno has paid tribute to president Florentino Perez.Butragueno says Florentino transformed the club upon his arrival.He declared: “The arrival of Florentino in Madrid was a turning point in club. “He and Benfica have reached an agreement over the transfer of the De Tomas to the Portuguese club. The move is expected to be completed imminently.The Lisbon club are set to pay a sum of over €20m for the forward, even though Los Blancos began negotiis a businessman on, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Korver, who is slated to be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, averaged 10.9 points and 4.0 rebounds over 74 games with Atlanta this year. “They said tt to have Cuco Martina to attend preseason.However, Everton do intend to sell the fullback this summer.He was sent to Stoke City on loan in August before the move was scrapped in January.Martina sealed a deadline day switch to Feyenoord until the endhey would like to work something out, so we’ll talk in July,” Korver said. “I really enjoyed my year here in Atlanta. I enjoyed the team. I enjoyed the organization. I believe (general manager) Danny Ferry is going to do some great things here. I think he has a great opportunity to bring in guys who are going to play fun basketball.”

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