This LeBron James-to-Philly stuff is getting either silly — or serious.
Just days after three billboards, paid for by a Pennsylvania company, popped up in Ohio urging James to sign with the 76ers this summer as a free agent, there were reports that the three-time NBA champion was spotted in the Philadelphia area over the All-Star break, touring area high schools.
“I’ve told this to a few other people, and I have no problem saying this,” Abdelnaby said on Philly Sports Talk. “My brother lives in the Philadelphia area and he told me that LeBron, last week through a superintendent, was in the area checking out some private schools during the All-Star break.”
The NBA prohibits teams from recruiting potential players. But there’s nothing to impede fans from wooing James, and that will likely intensify as the offseason nears.
With a young roster featuring center Joel Embiid and do-it-all forward Ben Simmons, Philadelphia could be an attractive landing spot for James, who famously left Cleveland in 2010 and signed with the Miami Heat before returning to the Cavaliers in 2014.
James already has a bond with Simmons, who is represented by Rich Paul, one of James’ closest friends and business partners.
“It was a pleasure to have Corey on our team,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said in a statement. “Corey’s professionalism and competitive mindset will leave a positive mark on the Lakers for a long time. We appreciate his time with the team and wish him the best of luck for the remainder of his career.”
A reunion with his former college coach Billy Donovan in Oklahoma City is a serious possibility, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Brewer will talk to other teams, but the Thunder are an early front-runner, sources said.
“Whether he is frustrated by his playing time or not, he is on the sideline enjoying the young players,” Walton said. “An absolutely great, great teammate.”
Brewer is the second valued veteran the Lakers will lose after Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Online parting ways with Andrew Bogut last month before guaranteeing his contract Cheap Kids Jerseys NHL for the season.
“You miss having those type [of veterans], for sure,” Walton said. “But you hope the young players learn from them and carry that with them.”
An MRI showed that LA Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari has a non-displaced fracture of his right hand and will be out for at least two more weeks, the team said Friday.
The latest injury leaves the Clippers struggling to fill out a lineup Basketball Cheap Jerseys as they head into the stretch run of the season, fighting for a playoff spot.
Gallinari had missed LA’s previous three games with what the team initially called a right hand contusion suffered at Golden State on Feb. 22.
“It’s a mess. It’s tough,” Rivers said about the two-way contract situation. “Ty, his 45 days has run out. CJ’s runs out today. We’re starting our 45-day guys. And they’ve run out of days. So honestly, I’m at a loss for words, I don’t know what we’re going to do. I know we’re trying to sign one of them and see what we can do, but right now, none of that’s working, so we just have to get more players. We have to get one of those guys or someone in quickly. We don’t have enough guards right now to play. So we need one.”
The Warriors were off Thursday ahead of a game Friday night in Atlanta.
It’s unclear where Curry was when golf club met glass, but there’s no doubt an expense bill will be waiting for him at some point.
The Celtics reached 100 points with nearly two minutes still left in Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys the third quarter and didn’t let up in the fourth, when the reserves for both teams played the last 12 minutes.
Boston was shooting 62 percent at the end of the third quarter and maintained that percentage in the fourth. The Celtics easily topped their previous season high of 124 points, recorded against Denver on Dec. 13.
“Obviously, when shots go in everything feels a lot better,” Stevens said. “We’re also just getting a lot more comfortable playing together and that sometimes takes a little bit of time.”
Irving has scored 30 or more points three times in the last five games and 18 times this season.
Howard said Irving — who scored 16 in the first quarter — had it too easy against the Hornets’ soft defense.
Patriots 3, Buccaneers 0 Dion Lewis finally broke the game open with a 33-yard run, getting the Pats in the red zone. The drive stalled from there and New England had to settle for a Stephen Gostkowski field goal, getting the first points of the game.
It hasn’t been the shootout we expected so far, with both teams trading punts and rarely crossing midfield. The most notable thing to happen was Brady appearing to hurt his non-throwing wrist on a sack, though he’s still in the game.
Brady badly overthrew a wide-open Chris Hogan and got picked off on the Patriots’ opening drive, giving the Bucs some nice field position. Tampa was unable to take advantage, going three-and-out on the ensuing drive.
Pence’s camp had to know going into this game that players would kneel. With players kneeling it would give the administration the chance to act, to push the issue back to forefront of the political conversation in a week when the president has been criticized for a variety of things, from his response to the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico, to a gun control debate in the wake of another mass shooting, to the ongoing flame war with his own party.
Culture war politics are always about the distraction, a shiny thing to stare at to avoid real, complex issues that require something beyond political orthodoxy to resolve. And this administration thrives on distraction. It’s obsessed.
There’s nothing wrong with disagreeing over whether players Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys should stand for the national anthem. That’s the great thing about free speech: It protects both sides.
Any fan of an NFL team that could use a spark on offense and big-play ability may find in April that Kirk is the best option.
The Bears’ 2016 first-round pick got the scoring started Monday when he Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys tracked down Sam Bradford, who inexplicably held the ball for more than five seconds in his own end zone.
The first round of the 2017 MLB Draft is in the books, which means that we have draft grades for all 30 of the first-round picks. How did your team do? How did your divisional rivals do?
In their last 18 games against the Angels, the Yankees are 13-5, per the OddsShark MLB Database. The Yankees have won each of their last nine home games against the Angels.
Los Angeles has done an admirable job of staying afloat in the absence of superstar slugger Mike Trout. In 20 games since Trout’s injury, the Angels have amassed a respectable 10-10 record, inexplicably averaging almost a run per game more on offense over this stretch than they did with Trout in the lineup.
Eric Young has filled in admirably for the irreplaceable slugger, batting .323 with 14 runs and six stolen bases in 20 games this season. The Angels took two of three from the Yankees at home last week.
Tuesday night’s total is set at 9.5 runs. The UNDER is 10-2-2 in the last 14 games between these two teams.
With home-field advantage and favorable pitching matchups, the Yankees should be heavy favorites in all three games in this series. Ricky Nolasco will clash with Jordan Montgomery on Wednesday, and Jesse Chavez faces Luis Severino on Thursday.
On July 16, 2010, in his ninth game with his new team, the Texas Rangers, Molina hit a single in the second inning. In his next at-bat, he hit a double. In the top of the fifth inning, he hit a grand slam. All he needed was a triple for the cycle.
All I need is physical ability to make the majors.
Jacksonville has a heavy military presence, and the city is home to Naval Air Station Mayport and Naval Air Station Jacksonville. In addition, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is located roughly 40 miles north of Jacksonville on the outskirts of St. Marys, Georgia.
Curry, who flew to London on the team’s charter and attended the game at Wembley Stadium, released a statement two days after the Sept. 24 game that called the players’ decision to knee during the anthem “stupid.” Curry said that the players have the right not to stand during the anthem, but he believes they should.
Another key for the Giants has been the willingness of Pugh, their starting left guard in Week 1, to move back and forth between guard and tackle this season.
“He’s a pro. I mean, ‘Whatever you want me to do to win,'” Solari said. “And I’m trying to say not only is Justin, but all the men making moves and making adjustments and trying to get the best vibe on the football fields they’re competing and to get better. The nice thing is, is they’re competing and it’s good. It’s what you want. It’s what makes us better.”
Weekly disclaimer: These aren’t your average power rankings and are instead an attempt to measure the current state of mind — or “hope” — for each team and fan base.
The NFL can be an emotional roller coaster, and one big week can shoot a team’s spirits through the roof and tank another’s hopes of finishing with the Lombardi Trophy in February or beyond. Teams near the top are feeling great after Sunday, while those at the bottom aren’t feeling too optimistic.
Where the Giants’ offensive line can improve is in pass protection. Although Cheap China NFL Jerseys New York only attempted 19 passes last week, quarterback Eli Manning was sacked three times Cheap College Basketball Jerseys despite deploying that quick-release passing game in which he’s not holding onto the ball for long.
Robertson has had a rough time in Omaha, failing to hit in clutch situations and committing boneheaded errors like the one above. Still, though, he’s put himself on base when needed, and those behind him in the Tigers’ lineup have batted him home. He in fact snuck under a crazy jumping tag at home in the bracket round against Florida State, a game which LSU eventually won. He’s all over the place in this year’s CWS.
Robertson would eventually redeem himself, however, stabbing a big time catch in the gap to save a single in the fifth.
Dirt in the mouth nothing like it. Guthrie ended the day with one hit, but with fielding prowess like this, who needs a bat?
But enough with highlights. Tiger big bat Greg Deichmann normally a human highlight reel himself came up in the bottom of the sixth hoping to cut into Florida’s 3-1 lead and instead let his cut get away from him, heaving his bat into the first base line’s photographers pool.
This time, it was an 11-4 loss to the Rangers, who have spent more time than they’d like hovering around the .500 mark, too. Toronto has gone 0-9 in these attempts at .500, but it’s not just the fact they’re yet to successfully get there: It’s also how badly they’ve been defeated every time they try. They’ve been outscored 73-24 in these nine contests �� that’s an average score of 8-3, and that’s if you round up on what the Jays managed to plate.
No, no, no, Syndergaard says, shaking his head. Mmm. That’s tough. I can only bring one thing? How am I supposed to bring my Cholula?
I roll my eyes. This guy and his hot sauce! I tell him that his hot sauce is already there, because in this hypothetical situation, the plane that crashed and deposited him on this island was carrying a full cargo load of Cholula.
The Tigers’ dugout celebrated the game’s first run with crunches.
Turner Field itself is also in the process of being converted into the new home of Georgia State football. As my colleague Alex Kirshner investigated last December, changing a baseball field into a football one takes time:
Converting Chase Field from baseball to football takes 10 days of 12-to-16-hour work from a team of laborers, Balich said. That’s compared to a three- or four-day process of converting the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the NFL’s Cardinals, to host the Fiesta. The Pinstripe setup comes together gradually over two or three weeks.
A Beau Jordan bunt toward first brought home Watson, but the Tigers were nowhere near done there. They’d eventually plate four more runners to take a 5-0 advantage in the top of the second.
But the Seminoles’ Drew Mendoza had a swift answer in the bottom of the frame, knocking out a two-out solo shot to left center, which has strikingly received a number of home runs this year, insofar as it runs historically deep. Even before this game had started, the field of eight as a whole had already equalled last year’s CWS home run total, so power hitting certainly remains in this field.
The top of the sixth saw a landmine explode at first base for one of the wildest fielding plays baseball can produce, and FSU plated another run in the bottom of the frame. 5-2, Tigers.
A pair of back-to-back homers to start the bottom of the ninth ended Poche’s night, who’d by then thrown eight innings for seven hits, three earned runs and four strikeouts. LSU would go on to hold the Seminoles to just two more runs, and that was it: LSU, 7-4, and on to face Oregon State again for rights to the CWS finals.
Aaron Judge, our favorite large baseball son, hit his 18th home run on Friday, keeping him at the top of the home run leaderboard for the season. The Yankees rookie is good at hitting dingers that double as free souvenirs for baseball fans.
There was one particular fan who wanted an Aaron Judge homer so badly. Unfortunately, the ball landed in the upper deck, causing the fan to get frustrated and smash himself repeatedly in the penis maybe not directly on his penis, but definitely in that area.
There will be plenty of free baseball that will land by you in the future, my dude. There’s no need to smash your penis. Anyway, the home run was good, but the Yankees ultimately lost, 7-5, to Toronto. If that fan was rooting for the Blue Jays (and it looks like he was wearing a Blue Jays jersey), well, at least something went his way.
The Reds’ rebuilding plan has been kicked in the tail a little bit, what with the surprising success of some of the Grade-C prospects they’ve accumulated over the last couple years (Adam Duvall, Eugenio Suarez).
This helps the Reds’ forward momentum, even if they have to be a little disappointed that the Twins got to their Plan A first. Considering the available talent, from both the high school and college ranks, it’s hard to argue with this pick.
The Minnesota Twins have enjoyed some All-Star seasons from their shortstops. Two of them since 1997, in fact. Christian Guzman’s memorable Season of Infinite Triples made the list, as did a season from the perennially underrated Jason Bartlett.
The problem, though, is that the Twins haven’t had nearly enough of them just six starting-caliber seasons in the last 20 years. Three of them came from Bartlett, one from Guzman, one from Pat Meares, and one from Pedro Florimon. That last one came in 2013, and it’s the only example from the last decade.
Stephen Curry is taking a break from basketball to enjoy his other passion.
The Warriors star is gearing up to participate in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae this week after having only competed in the pro-am in the past.
Golf has been a passion of mine since I was a kid, Curry told ESPN. Not in a million years did I think I’d be on this range with these professional golfers, trying to keep up with them. But I got an amazing opportunity this week, so we’ll see what happens.
According to ESPN, the deal begins in 2019 and includes a fourth-year player option in addition to a 15 percent trade kicker.
Wall, 26, is coming off a career year after averaging a career-high 23.1 points, 10.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game. He also shot a career-best 45.1 percent from the field.
Returning to the only team I’ve known in my professional career was an easy decision for me, said Wall in a statement Wednesday. I want to thank my family, (owner) Mr. Leonsis, (president) Ernie Grunfeld, all of my coaches and my teammates for their amazing support over the last seven years.
I understand my role as the leader of this franchise and I will continue to work hard to improve my game and make our team better. Washington, D.C., is my second home and I take seriously my efforts in the community and look forward to strengthening that bond. Our fans are amazing and I’m excited to bring them and this city continued success and a team they can be proud of.
The Wizards finished 49-33 last year before falling to the Celtics in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Timberwolves are not willing to send Andrew Wiggins back to Cleveland.
According to Minnesota’s KSTP-TV, Wiggins has not been involved in trade talks with the Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving, but even if he was, it would take more than just Wiggins to facilitate a deal.
That information comes from someone named Mal, who said Harden had his jersey retired at one of the more popular clubs because of the amount of money he spent there.
With that kind of money, the club may eventually have to line the walls with Harden jerseys.
The former Kentucky star had a breakout season in 2016-17, increasing his scoring by nearly 10 points per game (13.8 to 22.1) and seeing a major spike in usage (23.0 to 28.6 usage percentage) from his rookie season. Irving would swallow up many of those possessions, especially considering he becomes a better scorer the more he dribbles. As noted in Sporting News’ evaluation of Irving’s fit with the Timberwolves, he’s not known as a creator for others. This could stunt Booker’s natural growth as a player.
And when you look at the Suns’ roster, it’s clear Irving would be tempted to take more shots than ever before. Bledsoe (21.1 ppg), T.J. Warren (14.4 ppg) and Brandon Knight (11.0 ppg) were the three players other than Booker to hit double-figures on a per-game basis. Bledsoe would be gone in that trade, and Knight is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 season with a torn ACL.
The role players aren’t providing space for Irving to operate, either. The Suns shot 33.2 percent from 3-point range as team, the fourth-worst mark in the league, and 36.7 percent on spot-up opportunities, third-worst in the league. They also had the third-worst defensive rating last season, and Irving is certainly not helping on that end.
If he wants to be The Man, this would be an opportunity for Irving, but he’d take a ton of L’s in the process. To point out the obvious, Marquese Chriss is not LeBron James.