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Paul George trade talk puts Indiana Pacers in a (commonly seen) NBA pickle

Paul George trade talk puts Indiana Pacers in a (commonly seen) NBA pickle

3 pick in the Draft), and many around the league believed the Pacers would move George quickly, they didn’t execute a George deal before the Draft. https://t.co/cQgNKu0R5c — Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) June 23, 2017 “I was out on an island for a while,” recalled Memphis GM Chris Wallace, who traded his best player, Pau Gasol, to the Lakers in 2008 -- in a deal that was excoriated around the league at the time. And it gave us a reboot.” Every franchise player trade brings its own challenges. There was simply no way Milwaukee could get players and/or Draft picks that would be as good as the player they would be trading away. King wanted what every team forced to trade its franchise player wants (Draft picks), but instead of young players, he wanted expiring contracts to create cap room in ‘09 and ‘10, when LeBron James and other superstars were set to become free agents. Four years later, King was on the other side of the deal, having moved on to become GM of the Nets. The Grizzlies believed that Marc Gasol, who was starring in the ACB League in Spain, the best basketball league in the world outside of the NBA, would have been a top 10 pick if he was in the 2008 Draft. Heisley, my brother is going to be better than I am.’ So he picked up the phone and called me and said ‘get this thing done.’ ” Brown, Crittenton and McKie were all on expiring contracts, which ultimately created the cap room that Memphis needed to acquire Zach Randolph in a trade from the LA Clippers a year later. And since coming to Memphis, Marc Gasol has made three All-Star teams, won the 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award and replaced his brother as the franchise's lynchpin. “He wouldn’t sign a backup point guard.
UFC Fight Night 112 winner Darrell Horcher discusses emotional comeback after near-death

UFC Fight Night 112 winner Darrell Horcher discusses emotional comeback after near-death

UFC Fight Night 112 winner Darrell Horcher discusses emotional comeback after near-death. OKLAHOMA CITY – Darrell Horcher successfully returned to competition just 13 months after a gruesome motorcycle accident, defeating Devin Powell at UFC Fight Night 112. I pushed myself to do this, to come back, to get a win.” Just one month before the accident, Horcher made his UFC debut. He stepped in on short notice against Khabib Nurmagomedov, the No. “My goal was to get back here, to step in that octagon and get a W,” Horcher said. “I came up short in my debut, and, you know, you fight the No. “I don’t feel like I have to fight quick, but I do want to fight before the end of the year,” Horcher said. “It was a stepping stone for me, a stepping stone to see how my body would react. I’ll heal up a little bit, and I’ll get back into training, and I just keep getting better. I’ve only been fighting for seven years.” For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 112, check out the UFC Events section of the site.
BIG3 makes its debut in Brooklyn and Allen Iverson remains the center of attention

BIG3 makes its debut in Brooklyn and Allen Iverson remains the center of attention

Ads keep our content free for all to enjoy so please turn off any ad blockers to keep watching. This video is not available on your platform. No word on how he felt about Iverson only playing nine minutes. When Iverson said that, "You're not going to see the Allen Iverson of old out there," it was an understatement. The BIG3 is not the NBA, nor is it "the most competitive basketball league in the world" aside from the NBA, as Power coach and Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler described it. If you're fouled while shooting a 4, you get one free-throw attempt worth four points. He said he is a part of this only because Ice Cube asked him to be the face of the league and he wants to give his "true fans" a chance to see him. Andre Owens of 3's Company, who had a nine-year career overseas before retiring from basketball, said he wants to use this opportunity to show that he belongs in the NBA. "That's my guy," Owens said. "I grew up doing his moves, trying to play like him, so at the end of the day, him playing and coaching me, telling me, 'Go out there and just play, he can't guard you, go right past him,' the sky is the limit."
Kevin Lee says Michael Chiesa ‘went limp,’ shrugs off UFC Fight Night 112 controversy

Kevin Lee says Michael Chiesa ‘went limp,’ shrugs off UFC Fight Night 112 controversy

Kevin Lee says Michael Chiesa 'went limp,' shrugs off UFC Fight Night 112 controversy. OKLAHOMA CITY – UFC lightweight Kevin Lee contends Michael Chiesa went limp, prompting referee Mario Yamasaki to step in and stop their grudge match at UFC Fight Night 112. Lee (16-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) doesn’t quite get the controversy surrounding the fight, which immediately erupted when Chiesa (14-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) didn’t tap and appeared to be fully conscious when Yamasaki stepped in late in the first round. I switch from palm to palm; as soon as I do, his arms go limp.” Lee’s nonchalance was not shared by all. UFC President Dana White even chimed in his disgust, calling Yamasaki “Mario Mazzagatti” after another hated official, Steve Mazzagatti. “Mario’s a very experienced ref,” Lee said. “Mario saw it and stopped the fight. If he wouldn’t have, there was still 45 seconds left in the fight. It wasn’t like I was going to let go.” Chiesa immediately protested the stoppage and yelled at Yamasaki before taking the high road in his post-fight interview, calling for a rematch. The other goal, he said, is to bring the UFC to his hometown of Detroit by the end of the year.
Costly error, missed chance as Cubs lose to Marlins 4-2 (Jun 25, 2017)

Costly error, missed chance as Cubs lose to Marlins 4-2 (Jun 25, 2017)

”We’re just trying to keep the floaties on,” Maddon said before Sunday’s game. The Cubs wasted a fine pitching performance by Mike Montgomery, stranding 11 runners and allowing three unearned runs to lose to the Miami Marlins, 4-2. Of course we didn’t hit enough.” Edinson Volquez (4-8) gave up five hits and five walks in five innings, but stranded eight runners and departed with a 3-2 lead. ”I was able to make a lot of good pitches to get out of innings.” Volquez and three relievers combined to give up eight hits and seven walks. Montgomery (1-4), making his fourth start of the year, settled down after the rocky first to pitch six innings. The Marlins have scored 12 runs on 21 hits in their past five games, but won three. ”The pitching has kept the games close,” Ramos said. We were due for a stretch where we weren’t hitting as much, but we’re doing enough to get wins.” The Marlins’ Martin Prado, playing his third game after a long stint on the disabled list, hit a two-run double in the first for his first RBIs since May 5. Miami and Chicago split the four-game series. Cubs: RHP Kyle Hendricks (right hand tendinitis) said he’s not ready to throw from a mound yet and probably won’t return until after the All-Star break.
Tebow’s last week with Fireflies includes some positives

Tebow’s last week with Fireflies includes some positives

Tebow’s last week with Fireflies includes some positives. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Tim Tebow’s final week with Columbia Fireflies was much like most of the others – a few promising moments interspersed among struggles at the plate. Tebow had two doubles Thursday in a loss to Kannapolis (N.C.) as the Fireflies opened the second half of the season Thursday night. He then he went 0 for 9 his next three games. A look how Tebow has fared this week and this season: — HIGHLIGHTS: Tebow had two doubles and scored twice Thursday, and had a hit in five straight games, his longest streak of the season. He also walked twice. Tebow was 2 of 13 for the week with three strikeouts. ON THE SEASON: Tebow is 47 of 214 on the season with 23 RBIs and 69 strikeouts. WHAT’S NEXT: Tebow is on his way South and opens for the St. Lucie Mets on Tuesday night at home to start a three-game series against Palm Beach. St. Lucie plays at Fort Myers starting Friday for a four-game series.
MLB scores, highlights, updates, news for Sunday: Dodgers win 10th straight game

MLB scores, highlights, updates, news for Sunday: Dodgers win 10th straight game

MLB scores, highlights, updates, news for Sunday: Dodgers win 10th straight game. The game-tying and go-ahead runs scored on the same wild pitch in the seventh inning. Here's the video: You can not play this media on the current browser / platform. I know a 6 1/2 game deficit doesn't seem like much, especially with 87 games to play, but the Tigers have 10 teams ahead of them in the wild card standings. They lost for the 10th time in their last 12 games Sunday, though they at least made the game competitive after falling behind 7-0 in the fourth inning. That may yet be how things turn out in the Central, but for now the Twins are back atop the division. The Twins are now three games into a stretch that will see them play 20 of 24 games against teams with winning records, so it's going to be a mettle-testing expanse of schedule. That's also Stanton's 20th homer of the season, which brings us to this ... Yep, he's topped at least 20 home runs in each of his eight big-league seasons. Athletics infielder/home run trot extraordinaire Adam Rosales cranked his fourth home run of the season Sunday, and he flew around the bases. He set a new Statcast record for the fastest home run trot on an outside-the-park home run.

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