Monthly Archives: July 2017

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says sports betting will be legalized

At the moment, only Nevada, Oregon, Delaware and Montana allow sports betting. However, Adam Silver said that won’t be the case for much longer.

The NBA commissioner said it won’t be too long before more and more Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys states will allow sports betting, which gives good interaction for the fans.

“My sense is the law will change in the next few years in the United States,” Silver said Tuesday at the Paley Center in New York. “People want to bet throughout the game … It results in enormous additional engagement with the fans.”

James appreciated the backup.

“He was protecting me from getting shoved. It’s about it being a brotherhood around here and not letting anything happen to each other,” he said.

Anderson denied he intentionally knocked down James, but he also didn’t take offense at Irving’s enforcer move. Fans looking for a fight on this night would have to look elsewhere.

“He was just protecting his teammate. I think he saw LeBron went down … He fell, and it was kind of weird because I didn’t think he was going to fall as big as he was,” Anderson said. “It wasn’t a dirty play on my end and I don’t think it was dirty on his. I was fine and we continued to move on.”

The Cavaliers went on to win, 122-105, to snap a three-game losing Cheap Dolphins Jerseys streak and remain a half-game behind the Celtics for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Duke freshman Harry Giles declares for NBA Draft

Harry Giles will follow teammate Jayson Tatum to the pros.

The Duke freshman has declared for the NBA Draft after a season that saw him score in double figures just twice in 26 games.

“With his uplifting personality and love for the game, Harry Giles has been a joy to coach,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said in the school’s tweet. “He is only beginning to scratch the surface of how good he can be on the basketball court. Harry has an exciting NBA future ahead of him and we are here to fully support him as a member of our brotherhood.”

The Rockets guard had a difficult road to the NBA, spending several seasons playing overseas before finally getting his chance to play. Now he’s an important player on one of the league’s best teams and he doesn’t feel like resting.

Don’t expect everyone to appreciate Beverley’s message, though. While he’s averaging a solid 30 minutes per game, he’s no stranger to rest. Many people pointed out the hypocrisy of his statements.

“If you’re feeling OK, then you should play,” he said. “That’s what you get paid for. That’s what fans deserve. The fans definitely deserve that. That’s what the city deserves.”

Beverley will be happy to know then that his next opponents, the Cheap College Basketball Jerseys Warriors, won’t Cheap Braves Jerseys be resting starters Tuesday. Coach Steve Kerr told reporters Sunday night he plans to play his stars in a back-to-back at Houston and San Antonio this week.

Warriors’ Kevin Durant has MRI on knee injured in homecoming vs. Wizards

Kevin Durant’s hometown return to the nation’s capital was short-lived.

Less than two minutes into Tuesday night’s game against the Wizards, the Warriors star hobbled off the court, favoring his left knee, after teammate Zaza Pachulia tumbled backward into Durant on a rebound attempt in the first quarter.

Golden State tweeted Durant hyperextended the knee he would undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the damage. He did not return to the 112-108 loss, heading instead to nearby George Washington Univesity Hospital for the exam, The Undefeated reported..

“I always liked D-Will,” Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue told reporters Friday. “He’s a good player. Anytime you have a guy who is an All-Star, he’s a great talent. So he can make the plays, he’s a great pick-and-roll player, he can shoot the basketball. He has size, so you can switch 1 through 4 with him defensively. He can post smaller guards. So I’ve always been a big fan of D-Will.”

While not mentioning Williams specifically, Cavs GM David Griffin added, “Obviously, we have a great deal of interest, and we’ve said it for a long time, in a playmaker.”

The Mavs will pay Williams the $2.5 million NBA Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping or so left on his contract, according to Stein. Dallas plans to hand its starring point guard duties to Yogi Ferrell.

Bogut, meanwhile, was traded from Dallas to Philadelphia this week, but the 76ers are expected to waive him.

Cleveland’s primary competition for his services is the Houston Rockets New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys, notes. He’s also eligible to return to the Warriors, but Golden State coach Steve Kerr said he does not believe the team is in the market for another big man.

Former Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson recovering from brain hemorrhage

Former Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson is on the mend after landing in the hospital in Portland recently.

Robinson, 50, said he was doing well after he UK Cheap Jerseys suffered a “minor brain hemorrhage,” but it will take him a while to recover.

“I want Trail Blazers fans and friends to know I’m doing well and in the process of getting better,” Robinson said in a statement, via the Trail Blazers.

Increase by 10 percent next season and 25 percent within three years the number of league referees – there are currently 63. This initiative includes a “more global and diverse approach to sourcing and hiring,” meaning the league will probably bring aboard some international refs.

Use technology such as virtual reality to improve training for officials.

Implement new scheduling protocol in order to reduce travel and back-to-backs, as well as to allow crews to work consecutive games together.

“Initially, it was about observing and assessing, and now I’m at a point where we’ve done all of that, and I can definitely see some areas for improvement,” said Spruell, a former Deloitte executive who was hired NBA commissioner Adam Silver in June.

The problem there? The Cavs haven’t been “dialed in” for a while Vancouver Canucks Cheap Jerseys now. Cleveland has the second-worst defensive efficiency in the league post All-Star break (113.2) ahead of only the tanking Lakers (113.8). As Sporting News’ Sean Deveney noted prior to the Spurs’ rout of the Cavs, only 11 teams out of the 92 that have played in the NBA Finals since 1971 have finished outside of the top 10 in defensive efficiency. The Cavs still have a top-five offense but rank 23rd in defensive efficiency over the entire season. And since we mentioned the Cavs’ road mentality above, it’s important to note they’ve failed to hold an opponent under 100 points on the road in the new calendar year.

Buy, sell or hold? Five MLB teams with surprising playoff potential in second half

The season’s halfway point is a benchmark for teams to determine whether they’re going to contend for the playoffs or to play out the rest of the year with an eye toward the future. With the 2017 season rapidly approaching that point, teams on the cusp of contention are Cheap Steelers Jerseys probably asking themselves some tough questions.

A handful of teams in both leagues stand out as ones that could go either way. Do they push hard for October baseball or should they make moves with next season and beyond in mind? Let’s take a look at five such teams and what their situation is like as the season barrels toward the All-Star break.

Two of the four games Sunday ended when the winning team made a free throw. It was as anticlimactic as it sounds.

In Game 2, Stephen Jackson of the Killer 3s was whistled for a flagrant foul as he wrapped up Cuttino Mobley as Mobley drove to the hoop. Mobley’s team, Power, led 46-45 at the time, setting up for what should have been an exciting finish. Mobley instead was awarded two 2-point free throws (more on that in a second) and he made both, ending the game.

The big score would be a return of Jeff Van Gundy, but it is hard to imagine him taking on a rebuilding project, even if he is given some front office control. But the Knicks could consider some of the top assistants around the league — Ettore Messina or Becky Hammon from the Spurs, Darvin Ham from the Hawks, Mike Brown or Jarron Collins of the Warriors, the Thunder’s Adrian Griffin. They’d have their pick of former head coaches like Monty Williams and David Blatt. They could scour college ranks (usual suspects Shaka Smart, Bill Self, Jay Wright). One suggestion that, at least, would be fun: Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell.

How Russell Wilson is losing weight by eating 4,800 calories a day

After a season in which Russell Wilson had a career-low 259 rushing yards and nagging injuries, something had to change. After searching for answers, he found Cheap Reversible Jerseys For Basketball it was his diet that needed work.

A 4-3 defense puts pressure on this unit to, well, generate pressure. Specifically, pass-rush production from ends Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson will be critical for Buffalo’s defense in 2017, and there isn’t much depth behind them.

While the scheme puts more pressure on ends against both the run and pass, it takes some away from a guy like Marcell Dareus. The former All-Pro needs to regain that form, as suspensions and insufficient play in Ryan’s 3-4 have him on the bubble in Buffalo.

Kyle Williams will benefit from the new scheme, too, but he’s 33 and will be part of a rotation with Adolphus Washington and Jerel Worthy.

How do you turn that around? Some critical signings and smart drafting to upgrade a wretched defense … and a trade that got them an extra first-rounder but cost them a weapon Brees is going to miss, no matter how the deal gets spun.

The Brandin Cooks deal, the Peterson signing and the boosting of the defense has to get the Saints back into contention. They don’t have much more time to waste. A new look is essential … even though the key piece isn’t exactly new.

Brees has had some excellent rushing support in the past, including the Super Bowl year. When he’s had to just fling it all day to give them a chance, they’ve been fine: Last season was the fifth 5,000-yard passing season of his career. They’d just prefer that he doesn’t need to get a sixth for them to win.

Brees has missed one start in the last seven seasons, and Cheap Softball Jerseys signing Chase Daniel this offseason was strictly in case of emergency. However … did we mention Brees is 38?

MLB Non-Stars: The most disappointing performers of 2017’s first half

Last week, we took a stab at naming one All-Star squad that spanned both leagues, and judging by the actual rosters that were announced Sunday we guessed pretty well.

But what about, for lack of a better term, the Cheap Queensland Reds Jerseys Non-Stars? The players who’ve put up the most disappointing first halves in baseball, relative to expectations? What would that team look like?

Imagine the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Dallas Cowboys teams with Favre under center. In 2007 it was the Cowboys who were the NFC’s top seed, with the Packers right behind them. Many thought a 1995 NFC Championship Game rematch was going to happen, but the New York Giants wrecked that Cheap Quality Baseball Jerseys party (it’s been almost a decade and we’re still not over it). Considering Favre lost the Giants anyway, it’s hard to assume the Cowboys would’ve beaten them with him.

It was an older version of Brett Favre in Minnesota that ended the 2009 season for Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys… could that team have gone any further with Favre under center? The answer is not likely. Romo played magnificently across 2009, and the reason Favre’s season in Minnesota ended was an ill-timed interception during the NFC Championship Game (which also happened in 2007 against New York) in New Orleans against the eventual Super Bowl XLIV Champions.

Bill Parcells has long been credited for finding and developing Tony Romo. Romo himself has praised Parcells on many occasion. What sort of world would it have been had the Tuna traded him away for Favre?!

Of all the places that he did win, Brett Favre Cheap Queensland Jerseys never won a game in Texas Stadium. Had he been traded to the Dallas Cowboys, at least he would have likely done that. Thankfully though, Parcells and the Cowboys held off and we got to experience the entire career of Tony Romo.

Plus now we have our own number four.

Jean Segura has been awesome these past two seasons.

Nonetheless, the grey/purple stacked outsole leading into the QU!KFOAM midsole (more on that later) and the tri-colored (dark, light purple and white) mesh upper makes for a clean, smooth look that can be rocked on or off the court.

There’s also a ton of detail from the “361-Mazer” subtle signage on the heel to the purple and white speckled laces to the inside/outside mirror 361 Degrees’ “3” logo, but the biggest standout feature is the huge padded tongue. It’s a dope pattern that you might want to show off if you Cheap Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys loosen up the laces and wear the shoes for casual purposes with some dark rinse vintage fit jeans.

The flashy grapes/purple 361-Mazer are the perfect complement to the brand’s training gear such as the 361-F!T full-zip hoodie and short- or long-sleeve gray training shirts for that fresh, fit look that’ll be sure to garner likes on your Instagram page, whether you actually work out in them or not. Wearing the grapes/silvers, you’ll inevitably get asked, “What are those?” out of admiration instead of ridicule. The solid shade of eggplant blends perfectly with the muted silver accents for a look that truly stands out.

Simply put, Jean Segura has been awesome these past two seasons.

A member of the Diamondbacks in 2016, Segura led the National League with 203 hits while batting .319 with 20 home runs. It was the definition of a breakout season, but Arizona decided to trade Segura to the Mariners in a deal that sent starter Taijuan Walker to the desert.

Walker has been just fine for Arizona this year, but Segura has been a stud for the Mariners as they fight tooth and nail for a Wild Card spot. In 53 games (225 at-bats), Segura leads all shortstops with a .327 average and a .390 BABIP. Over the past two seasons, Segura has a .324/.372/.490 triple slash, 25 homers, 89 RBI and 41 stolen bases. It makes one wonder why Arizona traded him to Cheap Professional Sports Jerseys Seattle.

Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber sent to Triple-A ‘to clear head,’ report says

Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber, who started the season in the leadoff spot but has struggled even as manager Joe Maddon moved him around in the order, was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday.

A report by CSN Chicago before the move was announced said the Cheap Dog Jerseys team hopes a stint in the minors for Schwarber will help “clear his head.”

Cubs are sending Kyle Schwarber to Class AAA Iowa. Not expected to be gone long but it is an opportunity to clear his head.

Commissioner Rob Manfred’s office wants to be sure that whoever buys the Marlins not only has the financial wherewithal to close the sale but also enough money to run the team.

A 14-time MLB All-Star, Jeter is still seeking investors, The AP’s source said, as he has continued his pursuit since former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dropped from the group.

Another bidding group with name recognition — one led by Massachusetts businessman Tagg Romney, son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney — also reportedly offered more than $1 billion for the team that current owner Jeffrey Loria bought in 2002 for $158.5 million.

The Cowboys still get plenty of national exposure. They ended up with six primetime games during the 2016 season, and they’ve got four on the schedule for 2017. There’s a good chance some of their other games could get flexed to Sunday Night Football later in the season, too.

So when you get stuck with the Cowboys as the national Cheap Eagles Jerseys game on any given Sunday, settle in and enjoy watching Prescott and Elliott. They’ve made Dallas a fun team to watch, and because of them, the Cowboys are on their way to becoming America’s Team again.

Thompson had no points and just three rebounds in 22 minutes.

This is a tough call, because a Packers-Patriots Super Bowl would produce that super-fun duel between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. Cowboys-Patriots would inflate the Super Bowl into something we’re not sure anybody could handle given the mega-personalities on and off the field on both sides.

Better than C-W III? Bigger, for sure. The Seattle-New England matchup in Super Bowl XLIX is the most-watched show in U.S. history. We’re confident at Dallas-New England matchup would beat that.

“Tyronn Lue knows that. They’ll clean it up,” Carlesimo said.

Physicality. After reviewing the Game 1 tape, Lue determined the Cavs must play more physically to disrupt the Warriors’ offense, reports.

“I think, just make them feel us,” Cavs forward Kevin Love said Friday. “That’s something that I imagine Ty probably talked about with the (media) and we can definitely do a better job of.”

Said Thompson (via Yahoo! Sports), “I think the Cavs on Sunday will make a plan to not let (Durant) get so many easy buckets around the rim. I expect the Cavs to play a more physical game on Sunday to combat that.”

Role players. A J.R. Smith 3-pointer was the first basket of Game 1. He didn’t score after that. Reserves Kyle Korver and Deron Williams were held scoreless. But in terms of lack of production from role players, Tristan Thompson is culprit No. 1.

Thompson had no points and just three rebounds in 22 minutes.

“I think Tristan will come out in Game 2 and be Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men a lot more assertive and just use his will to get rebounds on both sides of the ball,” Love said. “He’s Cheap Bruins Jerseys so capable and so good at doing that, no matter who we’re playing, against any team in the league.”