Get ready for the Nick Collison retirement tour. The longtime Oklahoma City forward has re-signed with the Thunder for one more year, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, and will retire after this year, ending what will be a 15-year career with a single team.
The Lakers took the gifted passer with the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. And after a dull Summer League debut, Ball recorded a set of triple-doubles, including a 36-point outburst in front of LeBron James, who was in attendance.
The UCLA product and Chino Hills, Calif., native has easily been the star of the summer after dominating almost every game he’s led for Los Angeles. But he wasn’t the only player to earn honors Monday night.
The NBA also announced its Vegas Summer League First and Second Teams, the former of which was uncharacteristically loaded with five rookies and no veterans.
Headlining the First Team was Portland’s Caleb Swanigan, who may be cut from a similar cloth as Draymond Green with his versatile offensive skill set. Phoenix’s Josh Jackson, Dallas’ Smith Jr., and Atlanta’s John Collins joined Swanigan and Ball on the First Team, while Bryn Forbes, Cheick Diallo, Kyle Kuzma, Jayson Tatum, and Wayne Selden Jr. were named to the Second Team.
If they offer him anything less than what the Kings did, then Porter Wholesale NFL Jerseys China could easily take that offer sheet instead, forcing Washington to match it or let Youth Cheap Jerseys him walk.
Kyrie Irving has requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. He doesn’t want to play with LeBron James anymore, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, and he wants to be the focal point of a team.
Forbes will continue to compete to keep his spot on the Spurs’ roster. Forbes has $1.31 million left on his salary for next season, but that won’t be guaranteed to him until Jan. 10. All the more reason this Summer League outing has been so important for him.
Lauri Markkanen and Denzel Valentine both had solid games for the Bulls on Tuesday, but it was Antonio Blakeney who stole the show.
The third quarter belonged to Blakeney. Blakeney opened the second half by nailing a three to boost the Bulls’ lead to 19 points, but then the Bulls failed to score any points for the next four minutes. In fact, none of the Bulls other than Blakeney managed to score any points during the entire third Toronto Maple Leafs Cheap Jerseys quarter, as the Wizards completely bottled up Markkanen and Valentine. The Wizards whittled down the Bulls’ lead to single digits, but Blakeney roared back over the last five minutes to score seven points to keep the Bulls somewhat comfortably in front. Blakeney went into the final quarter of play leading the team in scoring with 21 points on 8-15 shooting (4-5 from deep), and the Bulls subsequently entered the last Wholesale Jerseys NFL 10 minutes with a 62-53 lead.
The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t play on Sunday night, so there was no frenzy over Lonzo Ball and whether he’d follow his Saturday night triple double with another. But the league’s eight-game slate of NBA Summer League games gave fans enough to hold them over before the work week kicks into full gear on Monday.
Milwaukee took an 88-83 win over Brooklyn behind 31 points from Rashad Vaughn, who could do no wrong on 13-of-18 shooting. Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. put up 25 points in yet another impressive showing against the Phoenix Suns. Spurs point guard Bryn Forbes scored a Summer League-high 35 points in a win over the 76ers, and Quinn Cook dropped 25 points in the Pelicans’ losing effort to the Hawks.
As for the rookies, No. 3 picks Jayson Tatum was averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds in the Summer League until he put up just 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting against Portland. De’Aaron Fox was impressive for the Kings with 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals, and while Donovan Mitchell sat out, Tony Bradley finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz.
Alex Caruso filled in for Ball beautifully with 15 points Wholesale Cheap Jerseys China and nine assists. Sharpshooter Matt Thomas finished with 23 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting from Soccer Cheap Jerseys downtown (8-of-9 from the field), and Vander Blue added 20 points and six assists of his own.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in the crowd at the Mets game against the Cardinals at Citi Field on Tuesday night, and sat watching the game with little fanfare for the first few innings. That is until he caught a foul ball hit by Paul DeJong, and then everybody in attendance noticed him all at once.
The game officially began at 7:04 p.m., and had to be called off due to storms at 1:07 a.m. after almost six hours of play. It seemed at first like it might be an early night for fans, but the Shorebirds scored in the bottom of the ninth to set up the ensuing marathon of futility.
No matter what happens from this point it will be the all-time record for the longest game in Shorebirds history. There’s also a slim chance it could challenge the all-time record for longest game, which was between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings in 1981. That game took 33 innings and featured Cal Ripkin Jr. in the Red Wings lineup.
Fans who purchased a ticket to the game on Thursday will have a chance to re-enter starting at 5 p.m. on Friday. The game is set to continue at 6 p.m. and we’ll see how long this one lasts.
That being said, Cube was not entirely great — he skipped a beat between the first and second line, which threw everyone off, including the organist — but he was enthusiastic throughout Cheap Vintage Jerseys the performance. And really, isn’t that what counts here?
I do want to give a quick shout-out to this fan here who listened to Cube sing, and Cheap Wbc Jerseys could only respond with a head shake that says, “Well, alright, you messed up the tempo here, but it’s too late to turn back, so we might as well finish this.”
Adrian Beltre is a beautiful human. And at 38-years-old, he is still making beautiful plays like this one at third base.
Oh, how I was going to savage the Dodgers in this silly little exercise. When the clock struck 1:00 p.m. PT, they had two new left-handed relievers, and both of them were buy-low guys they are assuming can be polished up. Tony Watson isn’t really close to the All-Star he was a couple years ago, and Cingrani is a befuddling mess. On the one hand, the Dodgers are the team that’s turned Brandon Morrow into a late-inning monster. On the other hand, tick tock. Better fix them before the postseason.
It was an underwhelming cavalry for a team that could be forgiven for assuming they didn’t need any substantial upgrades.
You can read why I think this makes the Dodgers winners over here. The short version: They’re going to have a four-man rotation in the postseason. That’s so danged huge for them. They’ve needed that for years, and now they have it. Terrifying.
I can tell that I’m not going to get anywhere with this line of Cheap USA Soccer Jerseys questioning, so I change the subject and ask Marlins Man if he’s excited that the All-Star Game is in Miami.
He is excited. So are the nine Mermaids he’s bringing with him, he Cheap UK NFL Jerseys says. Mermaids is the name he’s given to women he finds attractive and brings to games, since that’s what the Marlins called their cheerleading squad until the team disbanded it in 2012.
Emilio Guerrero of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto’s AA affiliate) might need to take some extra time to ice up after the team’s game on Monday, thanks to an amazing play he executed to complete a double play in the top of the fourth inning.
That’s what this fan did during Monday’s Astros-Phillies game. Cameras caught him drinking two tall cans as Josh Reddick stepped to the plate.
It’s not so much that this guy bought two beers. It’s more about him voraciously grasping them, unwilling to place them on the ground near his seat or the cupholders. He just takes a sip of one, slowly lowers it, and quickly raises the other beer. He will only agree to loosen his grip once all the beer is gone.
Assuming this person is a Phillies fan, can you blame him for wanting to relax in the middle of a one-sided contest like on Monday? It was only the top of the fourth inning and the Phillies were already down four runs. And it didn’t get any better.
I would say this fan should probably pace himself, but he probably knew the game would be one-sided. The Astros scored two more runs on Philadelphia in the Cheap Retro Jerseys NBA next inning. With the Phillies being at the bottom of the NL East, he had to know this was Cheap Rugby Jerseys UK coming.
Still, that’s not going to stop him from enjoying his time at the ballpark. This guy is taking it easy.
The Phillies are trading second baseman Howie Kendrick to the Nationals, FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports. In return, the Nationals are sending minor league left-handed pitcher McKenzie Mills back, as well as international bonus pool space.
Christie, who has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons, wasn’t even in his own state and managed to get booed by an entire ballpark of fans. That’s pretty impressive, if you think about it.
But the fans weren’t the only ones who negatively responded to Christie attending the game and catching a ball. Even the booth got in on the fun, with a brief putdown about Christie’s recent extracurricular activities.
“Nice to see him get from the beach here to the ballpark.”
That, of course, is in reference to his recent day on a Jersey beach during a government shutdown of the majority of public beaches. Christie was caught red handed and his constituents weren’t too pleased with the abuse of office.
This moment at the park is proof that the governor can’t escape from public opinion, even at the ballpark.
The 1997 Mariners were the best team the organization had Cheap Penguins Jerseys ever fielded to that point. As our own Amanda Lane recounted hauntingly, it was supposed to be the opening of a contention window, yet for Griffey and Johnson it would be their second and final taste of the playoffs in Cheap Original Soccer Jerseys Mariner uniforms. A young Ichiro Suzuki changes that equation. The Mariners entered 1997 with the 10th highest payroll in the MLB, around $46 million.
Playing time, too, could be found. Pitching was the most obvious hole in the 1997 roster, but the Opening Day lineup below reveals the greatest limitation in the lineup existed in left field.
The days of Marshawn Lynch being a workhorse are finished. But that doesn’t mean the 31-year-old power back won’t find his best “Beast Mode” in Oakland.
The Raiders weren’t just the ideal team for Lynch to join out of retirement because they gave him a chance to close out his career as a hometown hero. They also had a perfect place to put him in their offense.
He sat on the bench at UNI for four years, asking fellow Hall of Famers on the stage to raise their hands if any of them sat on the bench for four years at any point in their lives. Nobody raised their hands. “Exactly,” Warner said.
HIs mother talked him out of transferring from UNI and to be grateful for his opportunity. She told him to “never stop working or preparing because God had a plan.”
He said his mother reminded him of those exact things, not just by what she said but by how she worked three jobs so her sons could play sports.
“She taught me that even when life doesn’t give you what New Nike NFL Jerseys you want, you never stop believing,” Warner said. “Mom, so much of who you see today was formed from what I saw in you. The spirit of perseverance that runs through my veins and which has defined New York Giants Cheap Jerseys my career were without question passed down by you.”
Brenda Warner was one of two wives to present their huspands Saturday, along with the wife of Jerry Jones, Gene. They are the third and fourth women to present their spouses for induction, joining Kim Singletary (Mike Singletary, 1998) and Deanna Favre (Brett Favre, 2016).
Dan Marino’s eyes followed Kurt Warner through the aisle of a grocery store and it was enough to motivate Kurt Warner to pursue his professional football dreams.
Consider when McCoy was with the Broncos last, from 2009-12, he had successful seasons working with Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning. In terms of pure physical talent and youth, Lynch provides him with the best blend of QB skills yet.
Siemian had plenty positives in 2016, considering the fact that the offensive line and running game gave him limited support. But the bottom line is the Broncos weren’t a very good passing (or overall) offense, and they saw the Raiders and Chiefs make the playoffs ahead of them because both division rivals were better on that side of the ball. The Broncos need a lot more from their QB, and only Lynch can give them a significant leap in production.
The Broncos’ top wide receivers, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, have both gushed about a change in Lynch. Sanders told reporters he sees a more relaxed QB. Lynch Find Cheap Jerseys has Denver Broncos Cheap Jerseys impressed Thomas more with his lasers in practice.
Since Tony Romo retired, John Elway held back from adding a veteran to the mix because he was confident in what he had and, more specifically, whom he drafted early in Lynch. McCoy leaned things in Lynch’s favor early, and Lynch is doing the rest to close well late.
Unless he has an unlikely regression, Lynch will be in the lineup Sept. 11 vs. McCoy’s old team, the Chargers.
Howard is right there with Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott, Jay Ajayi and Melvin Gordon in the new wave of top-flight running backs. He’s pretty much already what Matt Forte was for several seasons in Chicago. It’s sad that Howard has to see Mike Glennon and Mitchell Trubisky get so much in 2017 while he is the only established force in the offense.
Hill had a terrific rookie season as a returner, receiver and rusher, bringing some much-needed dynamism to a predictable Chiefs offense. He didn’t waste time reaching Pro Bowl status, and in Year 2, he’ll also serve as the team’s No. 1 wide receiver in what behind him is a very shaky corps without Jeremy Maclin.
Credentials: Rodgers is a two-time MVP who led the Packers to a victory in Super Bowl XLV, and he’s still in his prime. Rodgers owns a career passer rating of 104.1, by far the best all time to this point.
Credentials: Brady has won five Super Bowl championships as a starter, and the two-time MVP is still going strong for the New England Patriots. Brady was the first QB to throw for 50 TDs in a single season, and he could finish with the all-time records in TDs and passing yards before he’s done.
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