head coach Tom Thibodeau announced.It’ll be

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guard has been ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Cavaliers, head coach Tom Thibodeau announced.

It’ll be Hinrich’s fifth straight missed game while dealing with a back injury. He haslkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga played down his heroics for their draw at Watford on Saturday.The Argentine saved Troy Deeney’s penalty for the 0-0 result.“I’d watched some videos, tried to read him as well, I don’t know, maybe a little luck as weCity, it has been revealed.According to Tommy Widdrington, former Coventry head of recruitment, the former Crystal Palace fullback almost joined on a free transfer and a deal was close to being completed. He told BristolLive: ”There’s some there thall,” Gazz averagd 8.6 points and 5.2 assiampionship side Middlesbrough in their FA Cup third-round replay.Spurs were gifted a second-minute lead when Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias passed the ball to Giovani lo Celso, who cut inside a challenge and scored.Erik Lamela doubled the hosts’ advantsts over 21 games played.

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olis Stll meet Watford in theier League clubs are

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forwards and will in Saturday’s game against the Bucks, the Indianapolis Stll meet Watford in theier League clubs are pushing to have the remainder of the season scrapped.On Friday, it was announced that the season will be put on hold indefinitely dependant on the severity of the coronavirus pandemic in three weeks’ time. Clubs are currently at early kickoff on Saturday.”Sadio is talking to me all the time. He advises me to ‘do this, do that’. He is a big brother for me,” said Sarr to BBC Sport.”When I arrived, he sent messages saying welcome to the Premier League, wear reports.

Both players are expected to be in Indiana on Sunday after being traded just before Thursday’s deadline. They should be good to go ies of disappointing loans. Signed from Auxerre by Arsene Wenger, Sanogo enjoyed an exciting cameo in Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Hull City in 2014.But subsequent loans at Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic and Ajax were a miserable failure for Sanogo, by the time the Pacers play the Lakers at home Tuesday.

Turner averaged 17.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 54 games with the 76ers this season, while Allen averaged 5.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in 51 games while playing a much more limited role..

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the young striker isn’t short of self-belief“Rhia

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guard struggled withewster not to believe his own hype.Milner admits the young striker isn’t short of self-belief“Rhian has probably is more outgoing and has got more confidence than I had,” said Milner, 33, to the Liverpool Echo.“I think Imiration and love for his old club Liverpool.Ings completed a transfer to Southampton, after having joined the club on loan for the second half of last season.The attacker struggled at Liverpool since moving there three years ago, but he has nothing had an inner belief and a his shot Wednesday, scoring just four points on 2 of 16 shooting in his team’s 103-99 win over the Warriors.

Ellis did match a season high with 10 assists, doing something positive to help hang on for a close win Wednesday. He hadn’t made less than five shots in a game this season before Wednesday’s two-basket performadrid fullback Kieran Trippier wants to finish his career at Burnley.Trippier got his break at Turf Moor under Sean Dyche, making 185 appearances for the club before leaving for Spurs.Talking about Dyche, Trippier told the Burnley Express: “We have a nce. Ellis has averaged 22.3 points, 5.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 16 games.

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4 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, in his team’s

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forward scored a team-high 31 points on 10 of 18 shooting, including 4 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, in his team’s 116-92 win over the Kings.

Iie A champions Juventus, has urged the Italian top flight to schedule more early kick-offs to help the club grow their audience in Asia, reports, /.The 2019/20 Serie A season gets underway on Saturday, and the first two weeks will see all games startt was George’s best scoring peason.The manager realises United have lost their way – and it is up to him in pre-season to install a new culture at the club.Solskjaer said: “I can’t wait because it’s a fresh start. We set targets, aligning our ambitions and we’ll work together andrformance since tossing up 32 against the Thunder on Dec. 8. However, he managed just three rebounds after racking up 26 rebounds over the last two games. George also contributed two assists and one steal in 34 minutes. He has aveAnd Soteldo concedes his ultimate ambition would be to join Manchester United.This week the 22-year-old Venezuela international was asked about his future, revealing his wish of one day turning out for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.“I have the dream raged 22.8 points and 6.2 rebounds over 37 games played.

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ny’s Bayern Munich players are pushing Leroy Sane

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forward came off the bench and scored 20 points on 8 of 18 shooting fny’s Bayern Munich players are pushing Leroy Sane to leave Manchester City and join them this summer.Bayern powerbrokers have made it no secret they want to bring Sane back to the Bundesliga.And BILD says while away with the Germany squad, Sane has brom the field, and 4 of 4 from the free throw line in his terrasco from Dalian Yifang.AS says Atletico have decided to bring Carrasco back to Madrid and are wrapping up his transfer today. The Belgium attacker will join on-loan to June with a permanent option.However, the option is not obligatory and Atleticoam’s 93-79 loss to the Hshed reports of an early split from Besiktas.Inside the second of a two season loan with the Turks, it’s been claimed Karius will be sent back to Merseyside in January.But agent Florian Groll told BILD: “This report is just drawn from thin air. “I doeat in Miami on Sunday.Gibson secured his 10th double-double of the season with 10 boards, half of them coming from the offensive end of the glass. He logged 28 minutes of game action.Gibson has doubled up in back-to-back games. He is averaging 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists over his last five games.

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VIDEO: This ‘Space Jam’ fake ’30 For 30′ is tremendous

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Wanna feel way ke Andres Iniesta is full of praise for Real Madrid youngster Takefusa Kubo. Kubo left FC Tokyo this summer for Real – and Iniesta saw the teen up close while playing for Vissel Kobe.”I know Kubo because I played against him last season,” said Iniesta.r knows how he’ll be judged.”It’s normal that the top strikers are judged on goals, and the next level of that is: do you score goals against the big teams,” said Lampard. “I understand that because agp.Sky Sports says United are interested in signing Diop and willing to pay £45m plus a player for the West Ham defender.West Ham are adamant that Diop is not for sale and it is believed they would not even listen to offers of less than £60m.Diop plainst someone like [Virgil] Van Dijk, a defenceold? It’s been 18 years since “Space Jam” was released. 

Which I believe is enough time to make it eligible to be remembered in a documentary. Or even better, in a fake documentary. A mockumentary, as the kids call it. 

Yahoo’s weekly web series “SketchY” produced a pretend “30 For 30” taking a look at the Tune Squad’s final game against the Monstars where Michael Jordan, Bill Murray and a rag-tag bunch of animated characters saved civilization in a basketball game in space. It’s one of the greatest moments in the history of the world and now has rightfully been given the treatment it deserves. 

Also, I thought Doug Gottlieb just killed it in this. (Hi Doug!)

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spoken of how happy they’re with Joel Matipoffered

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The assigned forward to the D-League DelawareJurgen Klopp has again spoken of how happy they’re with Joel Matipoffered a move to Spain this summer.Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, speaking on El Chiringuito, revealed Atletico Madrid see Dybala as a replacement for Antoine Griezmann.The France attacker announced yee believes that Ryan Fraser will be at the club for the coming season.The winger is in high demand, especially given he only has a year left on his contract.He was linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham, but nothing materialised.Howe believes thsterday that he will be leaving Atletico .Klopp has hailed Joel Matip as “one of the best, incredible pieces of business we’ve done”.Matip joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Schalke in the summer of 2016, and will be st 87ers Saturday. Moultrie has appeared in 12 games for the Sixers, averaging 3.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 15.6 minutes per game. 

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elicans, ESPN reports.Iguodala mislub legend Steve

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guard is and in the starting lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Pelicans, ESPN reports.Iguodala mislub legend Steve Nicol over criticism of his role.His position has often been scrutinised with former Liverpool defender Nicol agaimes from Barcelona.The Blues have secured the permanent signature of the central midfielder who spent last season on loan at Goodison Park.The Portuguese will sign for an initial £22 million fee after impresManchester United and Newcastle United have held talks over Sean Longstaff.Sky Sports says no offical bid has been lodged.Toon are not interested in selling Longstaff and see him as a big part of their future plans.United have already signed two young British players in Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.They have also begun negotiations with Southampton over a deal for Mario Lemina.sing boss Marco Silva last term.Silva belin expressing his doubts earlier this week. But Gronnemark took to social media to hit back and suggested Nicol’s criticsed his last nine games with a hamstring injury. He has not played since suffering the injury Nov. 22 against the Lakers. He was able to take part in morning and . He was averaging 12.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game in 13 appearances prior to the injury.

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just 19 combined minutes Saturday, in a 79-76 win

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  reserve big men and continue to make little impact, as they played just 19 combined minutes Saturday, in a 79-76 win over the Hawks.

Davis played a bigger role than Koufos in the win, though he ended up with just two points in 14 minutes of actiester United has enjoyed a positive atmosphere since preseason, it has been revealed.The Manchester Evening News says though United have two points fewer than at this stage last term, the harmony in the squad has never been compromised amid questionaon. He was more impactful on the boards, however, grabbing seven rebounds and blocking one shot on defense.

Koufos played just five minutes, and did little to stand out despite attempting six quick shots. He connected on just two of them for four points, while adding three rebounds.

Neither player has managed to do much recently, with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph both healthy. Koufoeal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has delivered Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek a stunning snub.ABC says Van de Beek has agreed a move to Real, with a deal in place for the Holland international ahead of the September 2 deadline.However, it’s suggess is averaging e contact with manager Jurgen Klopp after their famous Champions League triumph over Barcelona.Klopp received a special phone call from Liverpool owner John W Henry and chairman Tom Werner following his side’s incredible victory.Linda Pizzuti shared just 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds over the last five games, while Davis is putting up 2.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in that same span. 

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Report: Wizards made ‘several attempts’ to trade for Nelson

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John Denton of Orlando.com reports that the made several efforts n Sevilla duo Joris Gnagnon and Ibrahim Amadou.The newly promoted side are making a final push to sort out their squad ahead of the new season.As they prepare for their Friday night game against Liverpool, Norwich are targeting centre-back Gnagnon anto trade for Magic point guard at the trade deadline. Via : 

Has to be surreal for PG Jameer Nelson being in Wash. considering made several attempts to trade for him before deadline.

— John Denton (@JohnDenton555)

Nelson would have been a phenomenal fit for the Wizards, giving them a subsantiallly better backup than who they traded Jan Vesely and for in a three-way deal before the deadline. He can shoot, run an offense, and has extensive playoff experience. He’d be a lot more useful for them than he is for Orlando. 

Nelseammate Frank Lampard takes charge.The 41-year-old Derby manager is reportedly set to seal a sensational return to Stamford Bridge as manager within the next two days.And Cudicini, who played alongside Lampard for eight years at the Blues, believes ton has one year left at $8.6 million on his contract, but it’s not guaranteed. So the Magic had the leverage to push for what they wanted, which was probably a future first-rounder. (The Wizards traded their 2014 firaying their postponed Premier League match this weekend.The game was called off on Sunday as Storm Ciara wreaked havoc.The match at the Etihad Stadium was cancelled on safety grounds after heavy rain and severe gales caused disruption across the counst-rounder to Phoenix for .)

Nelson is averaging 12.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game this season. Victor Oladipo has begun taking more and more of the late-game scoring opportunities for the rebuilding Magic. 

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2-81 win over the Knicks.Noah scored just s

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center hit the boards Thursday, grabbing 15 rebounds in his team’s 82-81 win over the Knicks.

Noah scored just six points on 2-of-7 shooting but added five assists, one block and one steal to his line while committing four fouls in 36 minutes of action. It was a big leap up in playing time after he received just 20 minutes of floor time in Tuesday’s debut.

The Bulls ht generated by manager Brendan Rodgers.He sielder Ivan Rakitic.Marca says United have been ‘stalking’ the Croatian midfielder, along with Inter Milan and Juventus.But the Spanish newspaper claim he has njoying success with Leicester City and Chelsea over the past four years, the Frenchman said his personality had not changed much since his arrival in the Premier League.”I am not a superstar or an ego,” he told the New York Times. “I am just the samruled out a January move and will stay at the Nou Camp until at least the end of the seasonaid the players’ willingness to work for each other inspires confidence in the squad.That was particularly helpful when City beat West Ham on Saturday, with Choudhury one of several players to come in to theave a trip to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers Saturday.

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seas-Kasey-Palmer.html”>Daily MailChelseas-Kase

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guard is a gametimigning of Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer.The Chelseas-Kasey-Palmer.html”>Daily MailChelseas-Kasey-Palmer.html”> says Swans hope the presence of head coach Steve Cooper can be the key to landing Palmer ahead of their Championship rivals Bristol City.e decision late father, who passed away last month, on Instagram – vowing to make him proud amidst the reports that he is on the brink of a £15 million move to Manchester United”There is not one day goes by that I don’t miss you, you are my inspiration and I for Wednesday’s game against the Nugico.The striker scored twice in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Everton, with Rico’s left-foot providing assists for both goals.Asked about the £10.7million signing, Wilson told the Daily Echo: “Full-backs and wingers like to get assists and if you get the opgets due to back spasms, though he is , .com reports.

Neal didn’t play in Monday’s game after seeing 35 minutes of action in the team’s previous two games combined. He has averaged 9.9 points in 26 games played.

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Eventually finding Rockets, Dwight Howard finds redemption

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doesn’t have much credit with the NBA world. 

When we were obsessed/bombarded with the lack of certainty in Howard’s future, he was at a disadvantage. Part of that disadvantage was a world created by ’ free agency process in 2010 and backlash in anticipation of a repeat of such a debacle was an obstacle for Howard to overcome. The bigger part of that disadvantage was Howard himself, failing to learn from the mistakes of stars past. Fans and media, fair or not, wanted more humility out of stars. They wanted people to go against the grain of what James had just done.

Howard didn’t seem to do that. If anything, he made it worse because of the path he chose to take. While struggling with the decision to stay in Orlando where he did genuinely love playing or choosing to move on to bigger and moreined Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Gospeave Tottenham.The 26-year-old helped Spurs to the Champions League final last season, where they were beaten by Liverpool , and fired England to the semi-finals of the World Cup.He scored from the penalty spot as Spurs drew 2-2 at Olympiakos on Wednort Borough on loan for the remainder of the season.Latham, now 20, signed a one-year contract extension with the club this month.He has previously enjoyed loan spells at Dorchester Town and Havant and Waterloo fruitful markets, Howard seemed to take a bad step everywhere he went. Rumors flooded the media about what he wanted, where he wanted to be, and what he wanted the Orlando Magic to do.

There was the awkward incident involving Stan Van Gundy, reporters, and Dwight getting caught in a lie. When he was finally traded to the Los Angeles Lakers before last season, it was supposed to solve everything. Instead, it created different drama. He battled with . He battled with his own injuries. He wasn’t the effective player we had seen in the past. He was an albatross and had people wondering if his suffering production and impact were still more valuable than the problems his personality seemed to create on and off the court.

Once he signed with the in the summer, his future was set. There were no more questions about where he’d be or who would be playing with him in the future. He had  as the leader on offense and his job was to be the leader on defense. What we’ve seen from Howard is a reestablishment of his impact as one of the top players in the NBA. 

From 2008 to 2012, Howard was one of the five best players in the NBA. He ruled the defensive end of the floor and was good enough on offense to help to a return to London at West Ham.After his six-month loan with Chelsea, Higuain has kicked off preseason with Juve where he is working under new coach Maurizio Sarri.Tuttosport says Higuain is happy with West Ham’s interest, but they need to get se lead an Orlando Magic team that was one of the best offenses in the league. They used him to draw in the attention of the defense and then bombard their opponents with outside shooting. In Houston, we’ve seen a very similar attack, except Harden has replaced as the main initiator of the offense.

The results have been spectacular. The Houston defense has plenty of holes with a myriad of mediocre defenders. It’s the job of Howard, , and to buoy the defense and make it good enough to help the consistent outside attack the Rockets utilize to disorient your defense. They keep the defense honest with plenty of set-ups inside for Howard, reminding you the rim is under attack and you need to scramble to cover everything.

Howard still has his issues but they seem less apparent at the moment as Houston fights for prime playoff seeding and positioning. His post game would look better if his touch around the rim was better. His free throw shooting isn’t below 50 percent like we saw for two years as he tried to recover from a back injury, but 54.7 percent from the line still isn’t good enough to abolish the Hack-a-Howard or Smite-a-Dwight strategies. He still turns the ball over more than you’d like, due to issues fighting for position in the post and some ball control lapses.

But the impact felt by Howard on the court is what has made the Rockets begin to resemble a title contender for the first time in 20 years. They’re not the Hakeem Olajuwon-led teams of the mid-90’s — and he’s certainly not Dream-esque — but this Rockets team is flourishing in their first year with Howard and Harden side by side. With very little time to establish a continuity and chemistry with everybody, the Rockets still find themselves 44-20 and in possession of the 4-seed in the ultra competitive West.

The Rockets are on pace to have their third most successful regular season in franchise history. They have the addition of Howard to thank for that. His averages of 18.7 points and 12.4 rebounds are really good. His field goal percentage of 58.5 is excellent. Numbers like that have only happened three times in the last five seasons. It was Howard each time. The Rockets possess the ninth best defense in the NBA at 102.1 points per 100 possessions given up.

When Howard is on the floor, that number is around 101.6, 1.8 points per 100 possessions better than when he’s on the bench. The offense also benefits from him being on the court, 4.6 points higher. However, Howard doesn’t seem to be getting the credit owed to him for Houston’s great play and his own resurgence.

Part of that is possibly the fear of feeding his ego once again, something that seemed out of control in his last days in Orlando and his brief stint at Staples Center. Howard’s credit has suffered over the past few years, going from a budding star that was under covered and not focused on enough to someone who was oversaturating the news cycle and finding a way to shove both feet into his mouth at the same time.

Maybe it’s a good thing he’s resembling the storyline we saw in Houston as he tries to build his credit back up with the public and the media. He’s back being one of the top players in the league, even if nobody wants to admit at the moment. He has to earn back the NBA world’s fandom. The best way to do that is to turn the Rockets into a title contender, like we saw him do with the Magic a few years ago.

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Hawks Tuesday night. Thomas fueled a comeback bid

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guard came off the bench to be a spark plug in a loss at home to the Hawks Tuesday night. Thomas fueled a comeback bid in the fourth quarter. The point guard scored 26 points to lead the team over 28 bench minutes. He shot 8 of 17 from the field with a 3-pointer and 9 for 9 from the free throw line. Thomas added five assists, two rebounds and a steal in the contest. The 24-year-old has outplayed starter Greivis Vasquez in the early going of the season. He could be starting hto move to Aston Villa today.HLN says terms were agreed last night, with the ZUnited boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces having to work with Alexis Sanchez next season.The Daily Express says United are desperate to offload Sanchez this summer after an injury ravaged campaign saw him only score twice in 27 games.Ole Gunnar Solskjaeimbabwe internatphies next season. The Croatian, who is wanted by AC Milan, linked up with his teammates for preseason training at Melwood on Tuesday.The Reds are still riding the high of winning last season’s Champions League, but Lovren is already focused on what ional to be confirmed a Villa player this morning.Nakamba has settled on a five-year deal with the Premier League new-boys.Club Brugge have agreed a €12m imself before long.

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.Tuttosport says Chelsea are eyeing a €50m (£43m)

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forward participated in practinsideration ahead of the summer market.Tuttosport says Chelsea are eyeing a €50m (£43m) move for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar and have lined up Brescia teenager Sandro Tonali as a back-up option.The young duo are also said to be of interest to Juce Monda) has announced that it will stream two exclusive live matches from the upcoming FA Cup fifth round via Facebook Watch in the UK, reports, /.Reading’s clash with Sheffield United on 3rd March and the Leicester City v Birmingham City tie on 4th March y and in Wednesday’s game against the Wizards, while guard did side work Monday but did not practice, the South Floridaicking off the season without N’Golo Kante.The Mirror says Chelsea are likely to be without Kante for the start of the season after he was sent home from their pre-season tour.Frank Lampard was hopeful that Kante could be fit for the start of the new Sun Sentinel reports.

Battier, who has averaged 4.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game, has been out five games with a quad injury. Chalmers, who has averaged 9.3 points, 5.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game, has missed three games with a sore Achilles.

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