Video: Celtics’ Rajon Rondo turns his ankle against the Utah Jazz


Rondo following the ankle injury and will be a gametime decision against Brooklyn Thursday.

With five minutes left in the third quartimaraes.Benfica and Athletico Paranaense are haggling over a fee for the youngster, however their deal is under threat, says O Jogo, from Arsenal.Edu is scheduled to meet with agents Giuliano Bertolucci and Kia Joorabchian to discuss personal terms fer of the Celtics- game, drove down the right side of the floor and rolled his ankle on the way up on a layup attemptar Solskjaer has confirmed the club will be active in next month’s transfer window.And Kleberson has identified two stars who he thinks should be at the top of Solskjaer’s wish-list.”It’s a lot of money to be spoken about (£100 million/$131m) but he. The ones that happen on the way up always seem more painful to me because he got some air on that jump, while he rolled his ankle.

Rondo returns from theLiverpool have allowed Taiwo Awoniyi to join Mainz on a season-long loan deal.The Nigerian will complete a medical and wait for international clearance before the move becomes official.The talented striker has spent time on loan at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, Royal Excel Mouscron (twice) and KAA Gent.He signed a new long-term contract with the Reds in 2018. locker room. He rolled his right ankle, looking to return to the game, per PR.

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Rondo never checked back into the game.


Derrick Rose hits the gym for the first time as return from ACL begins


It started, innocuously, with this: 

Feels good to be back in the gym…

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and this photo on Twitter:

And with that, the Derrick Rose rehab promotional tour began. Sponsored by Adidas. 

Rose’s shoe company released the above video and the same day, CSN unveiled the first in a multi-part series of an in-depth interview with the 2011 MVP, in whicreland coach Michael O’Neill has paid tribute to Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood.The veteran has announced his international retirement today.O’Neill, who gave Norwood 52 of his 57 caps, said: “I think he is making a huge mistake. He is h Rose talked about what experiencing the ACL tear that ended his season was like (“The closest to death I’ve got to right there”). 

He also talked about what the plan is and where he’s at. 

“It’s definitely different, starting from the beginning all over again, but I look at it as a blessing. It could be worse. This injury could have stopped me from playing basketball. Thank God I’m still walking, thank God I made it back as soon as possible,” Rose said. “My spirits have been up, being around my guys, working out. It makes me feel good, makes me feel like I’m doing something. I haven’t been doing anything but therapy every day, so it feels like I’ve been back in school. tted he thought long and hard about accepting his recent call-up to the England squad.Tomori also qualifies for Nigeria and Canada, with the latter pushing hard for the 21-year-old to join them.After making the tough decision, Tomori is happy to be pIt’s definitely been hard.

“Here, in L.A., I have to get there at 11, stretch a little bit, let them work on my scar tissue a little bit, then get on the bike, roll out on the bike a little bit. By the time my workout ends, it’s close to an hour, hour and a half [later].

“[Rose rides a stationary] bike, a whole bunch of just basic moves with bands around my knees, try to get my quads working, try to get my hamstrings together. It’s been so much, man. I think all my other injuries have healed, so that’s a good thing. I’m just worried about my knee right now,” he continued. “My lower body is huge. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I lift lower and upper, so those days are kind of hard. It fatigues me a little bit, but everything else is good.”

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Rose is on track to return, but a firm timeline won’t be known until at least the end of the year. Even then, it’ll likely be a slow process from questionable to maybe to yes. And there’s a lot of talk that that won’t be until March, which many feel would effectively end the Bulls season. I’m not one of those people, because that team thrived well enough without Rose last year. Their defense at the least will keep them in the playoff hunt and within range of homecourt, and Rose’s return could spark them… depending on how he returns. 

So get ready for the advertisements, as a young man’s efforts to recover from a devastating injury are turned into an effort to sell shoes. But for Chicago fans, nonch Roberto Mancini is delighted with the response of the players to his methods.The Azzurri boast a 100 per cent record through this Euros qualifying campaign.”I didn’t expect to win 10 games in a row, but the qualification to Euro 2020 is what realle of that matters. Rose is out of the dark, and that means somewhere in the future, he’ll really, truly, be back. 


Officer who gave LeBron James police escort disciplined


received an . And after an internal investigation, the department will discipline the officer that provided it, . 

In a statement released Thursday, the department says it has chosen to give the officer “informal counseling” after investigating the escort involving the athletesse Arnhem.The 25-year-old Chelsea Academy product has been loaned to Championship clubs for the past two seasons but had the misfortune to suffer a broken leg in November last year in a game for Leeds United, so returned to Chelsea after just two te. The statement says no further action will be taken. It does not identify the officer.


The department said Monday that officers violated policy by providior Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal.Gareth Bale scored twice to save a point for Real Madrid, who came back from a goal down on two occasions.The Welshman was also shown a red card at the end for Los Blancos, in what was a disappointing performance ng the police escort. It wasn’t scheduled in advance and all safety precautions appeared to have been taken.

Initially the Miami-Dade police department denied any involvement ilsea defender Marcos Alonso has cast doubt on his future today.Alonso signed a new five-year contract only last October, but has struggled for form under coach Maurizio Sarri and reports in Spain have linked him with a return to Real Madrid.When asken the incident, but then began investigating it. 

The incident became public when LeBron posted a video on his Instagram account saying “light police escort on the wrong side of the street, headed to the big homie concert, JT. Holla.”


against the Knicks. Miller, who starting in place


Heat guard made his ninth start of the year during Tuesday’s contest against the Knicks. Miller, who starting in place ght back Danny SimpsMaurizio Sarri insists he substituted Cristiano Ronaldo over injury concerns during victory against AC Milan.Paulo Dybala replaced Ronaldo on at the club for the midfielder.He said today: “His attitude is so good.”He’s so hungry but he’s very understanding of what he needs to be a player. “He trains every day with absolute application and focus. The impact when he came on on Wednesday, and55 minutes – and scored the winning goal.”We must thank Ronaldo, because he made a sacrifice to be there at on has only good things to say about James Maddison.While the two did not share too long in the Leicester dressing room, it was enough time for Simpson to witness the young attacking midfielder’s quality in person.Simpson believesof the injured , finished with a season-high 18 points in the 102-90 defeat on 7 of 12 shooting from the field. He went 4 of 8 from downtown and also added eight rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal to his stat line, while logging 37 minutes of game action.


George Karl sings reggae with Bob Marley’s Wailers. Nope, not kidding.



This is actually an incredibly cool thing that Denver Nuggets coach George Karl did, helping to put on a reggae concert in support of cancer research, which Karl has had numeto bid for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.The Sun says RBL are sweating on Abraham’s promotion bid before launching their summer bid for the England striker.Aston Villa will look to make his loan signing permanent if he takes them to the Premier Leagurous battles with over the years. , and then joined them on stage for “Onen option for Benson, with the Clarets keen to loan out some of their young players to broaden their education and test them at a new level.And the Essex-born midfield man – who spend a decade on the books at Arsenal – is open to all possibilities Love.” 

“Evnal chairman Sir Chips Keswick is weighing up his position in the wake of yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Southampton.The Athletic claims the 79-year-old, who became chairman of the north London outfit in 2013, is believed to have struggled to come to termen Coach is singing… hear the Coach is singing!” 

So that’s largely the most awesome thing ever. Happy Saturday, everyone. 


NBA Finals: Spurs draw first blood with 92-88 win over Heat


MIAMI — The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals Thursday 92-88. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 21 points and six assists. The Heat led for most of the game, but after LeBron James went a solid quarter of play without scoring the basket, from the middle of the third until late in the fourth, the Spurs took the lead. A Danny Green three made the lead seven, and despite some late game heroics by Ray Allen hitting three free throws, the Spurs were able to hold on for the win. Chris Bosh’ missed threes wound up being a huge element in the game, as was the Spurs’ surprising effectiveness on LeBron James. Bosh was 0-4     James seemed to get the looks he wanted, but wound up with 18 points on 17 shots, to go with his triple-double  with 18 rebounds and 11 assists. A lbehind him.Moyes, back at the London Stadium to replace Manuel Pellegrini following West Ham’s alarming slump, had just two days to work with the squad before the match with fellow strugglers Bournemouth.The Scot clearly had an immediate impact as thate bucket by Tony Parker came with just fractions of a second offNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti was satisfied with their 3-3 draw against Cremonese.Eljif Elmas made his Napoli debuedly made it clear that there is no future for Sanchez at Old Trafford.The Chile international was sent out on loan to Inter Milan for this season, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists there’s no way back for him, says the Daily Express.United are hopingt as a substitute having just arrived from Fenerbahce.Ancelotti said, “He can give quality to the midfield and is very happy to be here a wild broken play and a desperation pump-fake to get James in the air. Tim Duncan finished with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists.


themselves in a great position to quaing for Frank


guard , who is dealing with a quad injury, for the team on Monday, t themselves in a great position to quaing for Frank Lampard at Chelsea.Lampard’s appointment naturally delighted James and provided that extra motivation for him to get back fit and firing.”Frank is a club legend and someone I’ve always looked up to,” admitted the 19-year-old to chelsea.lify for the group stages of the UEFA Europa League.The Scottish champions managed to get past AIK in the first leg of their play-off game by a 2-0 margin.James Forrest got a goal for the Hoops, while Odsonne Edohe Los Angeles Times reports. Redick has recently returned to the court with teammates in practice after dealing with a bruised left quad for most of training camp. The 29-year-old is expected to start at shooting guard this season and will share minutes with Jamalning the Premier League title after victory over Manchester United.The Reds moved 16 points clear at the summit with a game in hand on their nearest challengers as they earned a 2-0 win.Victory was sealed by a late Mohamed Salah goal, which was follo Crawford.


J.R. Smith agrees to re-sign with Knicks on 2-year deal


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Another Knick is headed back to Gotham.

Unrestricted free agent guard has agreed to re-sign with the New York Knicks, league sourcp with manager Maurizio Sarri.Kepa refused to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City – sending Sarri into rage.”It was news around the world,” Kepa told the Daily Mail.”People were talking about it and talking badly. It is es confirmed to CBSSports.com on Monday night. .

Smith is expected to sign a 2-year contract worth $5.6 million, with a player option on the second season, in Los Angeles. The deal can’t be made official until late Tuesday night, when the ‘s 10-day free agency moratorium is lifis on-loan at Fiorentina from the Foxes where he can sign permanently.His agent Theofilos Karasavvidis told TMW: “His goal is to be signed. “It was a last-minute hit, but the guy in Florence feels very good. He always talks to me very well about everted at midnight Eastern on July 11.

The contract represents the largest offer that New York, who is over the salary cap, could make to Smith, who joined the Knicks in February after playing in the Chinese Basketball el Arteta back to the club.The Mirror says Arteta is the man Arsenal want to replace Unai Emery.Manchester City’s assistant is the first-choice of the Gunners’ hierarchy as they seek to replace one Spanish boss with another.The former Arsenal midfielAssociation during the lockout.

Smith, 26, averaged 12.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists off the bench for the Knicks last season. 

The Knicks have also unrestricted free agent guard Jason Kidd, unrestricted free agent forward and with the Houston Rockets for unrestricted free agent center Marcus Camby this week.

The Rockets have for Knicks restricted free agent guard . New York will have three days to match the offer once the moratorium is lifted and the offer sheet is officially extended. The Knicks are expected to match.


Mavericks waive Delonte West


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is officially done in Dallas.

The Mavericks announced Monday that West has been waived, cutting their roster down ved their win on Saturday.Despite holding the hosts to a goalless scoreline at half-time, goals from Jorginho and Willian after the break inflicted a third Premier League defeat of the season on Potter’s hard-working side in south-west London.He saidto 15 — meaning is oen unsettled at Barcelona this summer.It’s been claimed the France attacker is unhappy with Barca’s attempts to bring PSG attacker Neymar back, having already added Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.But agent Moussa Sissoko insists Dembele has nfficially part of Dallas’s roster this season.

After a second suspension, the Mavs moved in a direction to cut ties with West. They searched for a potential trade partner but after finding no takers were forced to waive him.

The question now for West is if this is it. After difficult exits from his last couple and the issues in Dallas, is there a team out there willing to take a risk with his shaky history? He can obviously play and has the potential to contribute to a team, but he has a past, and teams tend to shy away from multiple offenders.

Theinformed they can sign AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek this month.However, the Rossonero are insisting on a straight sale – and at a set price.Spurs are moving for the Pole after losing Harry Kane for at least until April due to a hamstring operati Mavs are now much more thin in their backcourt, especially if injury-prone goes down again. West was expected to be a major contributor for the Mavs this season.

West, 29, averaged 9.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 24.1 minutes in 44 games (33 starts) last season despite suffering a fractured and dislocated right ring finger on Feb. 15 against the Denver Nuggets. The injury forced West out of 21 games, but he returned to start the final 13 games of the regular season.

Unless a team claims him, he will be an unrestricted free agent once he clears waivers.


start in a 93-87 loss to the Raptors.Favera


center (back) made his regular season debut Wednesday, earning the start in a 93-87 loss to the Raptors.

Faverani showed off a solid offensive game, scoring 13 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He waser Leicester City.The 1-0 win sees City return to the top of table one point ahead of Liverpool.Guardiola said, “One game left it will be so tough like today, we are away and we saw Brighton had a good game at Arsenal. But it is in our hands, don’t f 5 of 8 from the free-throw line, and added thr crowd after selling more than 50,000 tickets for a game against Germany at Wembley in November, reports BBC Sport.The previous record was 45,619 when Germany were alsonich in the Champions League last-16.Bayern were the only team to win all six group stages matches and they will now travel to Stamford Bridge for the first leg on February 25.Lampard was part of the Chelsea team which defeated Bayern in the 2012 fin the opponents and claimed a 3-0 win at Wembley in 2014.”We are really grateful foee rebounds and three blocks in 27 minutes.