Monday , 26 June 2017

National Sports

Wolves intent on moving PG Ricky Rubio after acquiring Jimmy Butler

Sources told ESPN that despite Rubio’s strong second half last season, the Wolves are trying to add more shooting to their lineup and continue to make the Spaniard available via trade. The Wolves surrendered their presumed point guard of the future — Kris Dunn — in the trade with Chicago to acquire Butler, but sources say they remain in search ... Read More »

Panthers QB Cam Newton makes first throws since shoulder surgery

This portion of Newton’s recovery was documented by the team website.?A source told ESPN that Newton threw late last week. Newton threw 45 passes to head trainer Ryan Vermillion in the locker room in sets of 15 throws from three different positions. “Obviously, it’s still not 100 percent, but seeing the ball come out of my hand in a throwing ... Read More »

McEnroe: Williams would be ranked 'like 700' on men's tour

John McEnroe says Serena Williams would be “like 700” in the world tennis rankings if she played on the men’s tour. McEnroe, speaking to NPR about his memoir “But Seriously,” says Williams is the best female player ever, “no question.” But when asked about her being the best ever, without gender qualifiers, McEnroe was clear that he didn’t think so. ... Read More »

CWS FINALS: Things to know as LSU, Florida play for title

Some things to know as Florida (50-19) and LSU (52-18) play for the national championship in the best-of-three College World Series finals starting Monday night: WHO IS THIS GUY? LSU is short on starting pitching because of a forearm injury to Eric Walker, so coach Paul Mainieri is throwing right-hander Russell Reynolds in Game 1. Reynolds has made 14 appearances ... Read More »

Dombrowski turns to Fister again, this time in Boston

Doug Fister is again pitching for Dave Dombrowski, a reunion between a pitcher and an executive with plenty of history. Dombrowski made a number of big trades when he was with the Detroit Tigers, and two of them involved Fister. One came in 2011, when the Tigers acquired him from Seattle. The other was after the 2013 season, when Fister ... Read More »

Westbrook set to learn if his historic season was an MVP one

A year ago, uncertainty surrounded Russell Westbrook. Kevin Durant stunned the league by leaving Oklahoma City for rival Golden State in free agency. The four-time scoring champion and former MVP had been the central piece in making the Thunder one of the league’s elite teams since the franchise’s move to Oklahoma City in 2008. Westbrook had played his entire NBA ... Read More »

LeBron James fires back at Draymond Green via podcast

James appeared as a guest on the “Road Trippin'” podcast hosted by Cavs players? Richard Jefferson?and? Channing Frye and sideline reporter Allie Clifton and addressed the latest round of trash talk between the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, which spilled onto social media Thursday with Green and James taking swipes at each other on Instagram. Aside from wearing a T-shirt mocking ... Read More »

Sources: Cavs talked 3-way trade involving Paul George, Kevin Love

Sources told ESPN that the Cavaliers engaged in serious three-way trade discussions leading up to the NBA draft on a deal that would have brought them George from the Indiana Pacers and landed Kevin Love, George’s fellow Eastern Conference All-Star, with the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets were recruited into the talks to furnish the Pacers with the combination of promising ... Read More »

Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida

Tim Tebow is moving up and heading south — to some very familiar territory. Tebow has been promoted to the New York Mets‘ high Class A affiliate in St. Lucie, Florida. The 29-year-old Tebow led the University of Florida to two national championships and won the 2007 Heisman Trophy during his stellar football career with the Gators. Baseball has not ... Read More »

Dodgers win 10th in row, beat Rockies 12-6; Bellinger 2 HRs

The Los Angeles Dodgers unleashed yet another weapon to continue their winning streak. The vaunted wild pitch. The Dodgers made some history Sunday, albeit with a great assist from the Colorado Rockies, scoring a record five runs in the final two innings on four wild pitches by Adam Ottavino. Add the almost requisite home-run production from rookie sensation Cody Bellinger ... Read More »