VIDEO: Russell Westbrook hits the game-winner against Warriors


This is what hustle can do for your team in the NBA. 

The got a great look by from a pass to try to tie the game at the end of overtime. Ibaka missed the jumper and as the were securing the rebound, kept it alive by knocking it toward the baseline. As it was going out of bounds, flipped it behind his headchez from leaving the club.Sanchez is subject of an offer from Inter Milan, who want to loan him for the coming season.As United and Inter haggle over the terms of the loan, Martial suffered a knock against Palace at the weekend.The Daily Mailclaims to Westbrook, who immediately had a chance to reverse pivot in the leftions League return-leg clash with Napoli.The round 16 tie sits at 1-1, with Barca to host the second-leg.Suarez is now undergoing the next stage of his rehabilitation process at home with a his fitness advisor and his progress is also being closely m corner. 

Once he let the ball go, it was nothing but n to Leicester City.Pepe Reina gave the Foxes a first-half lead when he failed to clear his lines, allowing Harvey Barnes to score.And Smith says mistakes were costing Villa as they remain in the relegation zone after the result against Brendan Rodgeret with 0.1 seconds left on the clock. Westbrook finished with 34 points and the victory. 


he Daily Mail says McGinn is set for a new deal at


Despite dislocating hisAston Villa are ready to hang onto John McGinn.The Daily Mail says McGinn is set for a new deal at Aston Villa.The Scotland international has been outJordon Ibe admits he hasn’t lived up to the potential he showed as a youngster at Liverpool.Ibe became Bournemouth’s recordlub this summer. Werner is out of contract in 2020 and has been linked with Liverpool and Bayern Munich.And Rangnick has confirmed Leipzig they will look to sell the Germany international.”Our position is that if he does not renew the contract, he sh signing in 2016 after breaking through the ranks at Anfield. And the 23-year-old knows he begin to show his talent on a regular basis.He said: “I’ve been given chances but not taken them. I’ve not achieved anything [at Bournemouth].standing since moving to Villa last year and played a key role in their promotion.Now he’s set to be rewarded with a bump in wages. finger Tuesday night, guard is not expected to miss any time as a result of the injury. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Iguodala is night against the Celtics.  


Report: NBA set to consider ‘wheel concept’ to replace draft lottery

content_img reports that the is set to consider and bring to its owners within the next year a proposal that would radically change the way the draft order is determined. It inolves a cyclical pattern of set draft order, repeating every thirty years. In short, each team would know precisely what pick it will have until infinity. 

Grantland obtained a copy of the proposal, which would eliminate the draft lottery entirely and replace it with a system in which each of the 30 teams would pick in a specific first-round draft slot once — and exactly once — every 30 years. Each team would simply cycle through the 30 draft slots, year by year, in a predetermined order designed so that teams pick in different areas of the draft each year. Teams would know with 100 percent certainty in which draft slots they would pick every year, up to 30 years out from the start of every 30-year cycle. The practice of protecting picks would disappear; there would never be a Harrison Barnes–Golden State situation again, and it wouldn’t require a law degree to track ownership of every traded pick leaguewide.

The system is simpler to understand in pictorial form. Below is the wheel that outlines the order in which each team would cycle through the draft slots; the graphic highlights the top six slots in red to show that every team would be guaranteed one top-six pick every five seasons, and at least one top-12 pick in every four-year span:

Put another way: The team that gets the no. 1 pick in the very first year of this proposed system would draft in the following slots over the system’s first six seasons: 1st, 30th, 19th, 18th, 7th, 6th. Just follow the wheel around clockwise to see the entire 30-year pick cycle of each team, depending on their starting spoke in Year 1.

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Grantland stresses that the proposal is in the very early stages and has already found several vocal critics. Most of the owners haven’t even been sent the proposal yet. 

The idea here would be to eliminate tanking. If you knew you couldn’t get higher than “X” spot, you wouldn’t have incentive to make your team worse or try to lose. There are complications though, setting up situations in which teams would essentially be dying on the vine for six years. 

Draft someone like Andrea Bargnani, Michael Olowokandi, or Greg Oden, and you’re set to be stuck in purgatory for another six years. Can franchises survive like that? On the other hand, the Charlotte Bobcats, who have done very poorly in the lottery, might be in a position to improve dramatically i they knew they could at least get the No.2 pick every so often.

Mostly, though, this is radical change. That’s always hard to adopt, and this could face staunch opposition from small market teams who know how vital getting a superstar is and want every opportunity as soon as they can. Imagine if the Bucks were slotted for the 26th pick this year? is set to make his debut as Anderlecht player-manager in late June.It’s been announced Anderlecht’s first friendly for preseason will be against RWDM on June 22. It remains to be seen whether Kompany will appear in the Brussels derby as a player or m

It’s an interesting concept, however, an19 side will take on their counterparts from AC Milan in a fixture at Leigh Sports Village on Friday 20 December, with kick-off at 7pm.The fixture will be the second of its type this season after United drew 2-2 with Hertha Berlin at Altrincham’s Mosd one sure to inspire widespread debate. One thing I’m most curious about is who leaked it to Grantland.en sidelined since suffering an adductor injury when caught by Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic during the Champions League semi-final at Camp Nou on May 1. There had been expectations he would miss the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, which starts on June 21 If it was just some anonymous exec, OK. But if it was the league office, it might be a designed effort to guage public reaction to the plan, though sending it out before the owners have looked at it wouldn’t make much sense on the surface. 


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guard stepped up in the absence of Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen his recorded his second career double-double Friday night at Sacramento.Chalmers went 4 of 11 shooting from the field, including 1 of 7 from downtown, and 2 of 4 from the free throw line. He doubled up with 11 points and a career-high 10 assists there are no shocks in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.The Hammers are facing a tricky second round clash aganto a permanent deal.That is according to Italian sports law expert and agent Filippo Pirisi.The 29-year-old is one of the leaders of Paulo Fonseca’s team after signing on loan this past summer, in a move that surprised many.With United spoilt for chinst Newport County.Pellegrini knows that early spleted the signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid.The deal, reportedly worth £40m, could be the Blues only transfer for the summer, due to a two-window transfer ban.The west London outfit was able to sign Kovacic permanently because he was still eason complacency could have a devastating impact on their chances of cup glory this term,.The C. He also chipped in with four rebounds and three steals while logging 44 minutes of game action in a 108-103 overtime loss.Chalmers is averaging 10.0 points and 6.2 assists over his last five games played.


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rookie guard is looking forward to finally stepping foot on an floor, and it looks like that day is drawing near. McCollum, who el Pellegrini has given an update on the fitness of Lukasz Fabianski.The veteran goalkeeper is suffering from a serious hip injury, which caused him to have an operation.He will be out for thmedal.Pedro struck last night for the 1-1 first-leg draw at semifinal opponents Eintracht Frankfurt.”All-London final (against Arsenal)? It is possible, but Valencia can make a great comeback and win 2-0,” Pedro told Sky Italia. “We have to think aboe foreseeable future.Pellegrini thinks that fans should notsuffered a fractured left foot during training camp, for the first time since the injury.

“I feel good,” McCollum told “It’s fun to play, man.ter their 2-2 draw with Tottenham.De Bruyne was at the heart of much of City’s best play, orchestrating things in midfield and laying on both Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero’s goals and says there were plenty of positives to take from the game.”We It’s fun to play the game you love. We put a calendar together a little while ago so I knew that we had a system in place for me to progress to this position. It’s good to be here.”

McCollum has yet to play since being made the 10th overall pick in the 2013 draft. He was also limited to just 12 games as a senior at Lehigh due to an injury to the same foot. There remains no official timetable for McCollum’s expected debut.

“I’m more anxious to get out there,” McCollum said. “I’ve worked extremely hard to get back and now it’s finally happening. I can’t wait.”


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forward caught fire from behind the arc, knocking down eight triples as the defeated the Western Conference 163-155 in the All-Star game Sunday night.

Anthony came out of the gates running, hitting three of his eight treys in the opening quarter. He scored 30 points on 10 of 18 shooting er thought of quitting. Silva’s job is on the line tonight against Liverpool.But he told the Liverpool Echo: “Never. Never, never. I never give up. If I want my players to fight for every second then I have to show them, I am the leader of this grofrom the field, including 8 of 13 from downtown, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with five rebounds and two assists while logging 30 minutes of game action, just missing out on MVPise tickets for the Champions League final, reports BBC Sport.Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) and Liverpool fans uead the club.Flores replaced Javi Gracia as manager on Saturday, returning to the club where he coached for the 2015/16 season.Gomes played under Flores in that campaign and thinks he can lead the Hornets to success.”The players can understand that wnion Spirit of Shankly (SOS) both urged their clubs to use income from the competition towards ticket prices.But Spurs have d honors.


one bucket shy of a double-double in Friday’s loss


center enjoyed another dominant rebounding performance and fell just one bucket shy of a double-double in Friday’s loss to the Wizards Friday night.Noah grabbed 12 rebounds, with four of them coming from the offensivaking Dwight Gayle available for loan this month.The Mirror says Newcastle have offered Gayle on loan to a number of Championship clubs.The 29-year-old has made nine appearances in the Premier League this season but has failed to find the net, and Mae side of the glass. He scored nine points on 2 of 5 shooting from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. He did all of his damage in 33 minutes, also adding six assists and o Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey.Defender Hickey is wanted by both the Londoners as well as the Glasgow giants, but they have been put off by the valuation on his head, says The Sun.However, Hearts’ request for their players to take 50 per cent pay cutsne steal.Noah has been held under 10 pointsster United’s players ahead of today’s clash at Anfield.Liverpool are 27 points clear of United and look set to end their 30-year wait by romping home with the Premier League title this season.“It’s the players,” said the Scot. “You’re either a f in three of his last five games played. He has averaged 14.0 points, 14.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists over that span.


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guard failed to score in double figures for the second consecutive game during Thursday’s win over the Hawks.Milng after victory over Brighton.The midfieldz says the presence of Sadio Mane is psychologically bad for Liverpool’s opponents.The Senegalese forward came off the bench to score a sensational goal to secure a 1-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday.”All the different ways and different forms of er struck in the 2-0 win.It was his first goal of the season, and his first since March when he netted in the Europa League against Dynamo Kiev.”We needed it,” he told”We have been working hardler went 3 of 5 shooting from the field and 1 of 1 from downtown. His lone 3-pointer came late in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with seven points and seven assists in a 10 Tottenham midfielder Steffen Freund believes Lucien Favre is a good coach for Borussia Dortmund – but Jürgen Klopp’s emotional link with his players has no equal.Liverpool boss Klopp is the best football coach in the world because of the connection9-107 victory. He also chipped in with one rebound and one block while logging 21 minutes of game action.Miller has not scored more than 12 points in a game this season. He is averaging 11.8 points and 2.8 assists through four games played.


NBA Daily Picks: Can Grizzlies hang with Clippers?


Picks against the spread analysis for Monday, November 18th.

 Do a little dance. Make a couple picks. Get down tonight. 

Monday: 15-9-1 YTD: 76-69-4.


  Clippers (-8)Clippers

Three things in play here: 1. Team on a West-Coast back-to-back. 2. Team that has struggled historically in LA. 3. Clippers red hot at home. (Only 3-2 as home favorite, though.) Can Memphis score enough to keep this within eight? Their offense struggles on good days. Even against the Clippers’ horrific defense,Borussia Dortmund have expressed interest in Barcelona atWolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo.The Portuguese coach was seen as an early frontrunner to take over from Unai Emery at the Emirates Stadium club.But The Times claims that Arsenal’s board are not convinced Nuno is the right man to take the club forwtacker Malcom.AS says BVB see Malcom as a replacement for Christian Pulisic, who is leaving for Chelsea this summer.However, BVB face a battle to land the Brazilian given Barca’s plans.The Catalans would prefer to sell Malcom to the Premier League, where they believe they can make back their money.Barca paid Bordeaux €41m to sign Malcom. you wonder if Memphis can keep up. Gotta like the Clips to cover, giving eight here.

 Bulls (-11.5) STAY AWAY!

Again, Vegas seems really insistent that this Bobcats team, which is playing really well right now, isn’t good at all. Giving 11.5 for a team that struggles to score in Chicago? Just based on possession data, I don’t like this line. However, the Bulls are red hot right now and could obliterate the Bobcats if they put the pedal to the floor. Just don’t like it for a double-digit line. 

 Nets (-2) Blazers

Blazers are on an East-Coast back-to-back. This should be easy pickings for the Nets. But the Nets are a hot mess right now, and I’m fading them until they show they can win back-to-back games. They’ve just been too dreadful and the Blazers have been too good. I don’t feel like this one’s a lock, but it’s pretty sexy. 

 Warriors (-9) Warriors

The Warriors are good. The Jazz are awful. The line is single-digits. This isn’t rocket science. 

 Mavericks (-12) Mavericks

Dallas is good, but are they 12-points-better good against a scrappy Sixers team? Philaga may’ve played his last game for Chelsea.Radio Cope reports the Spaniard could be axed for the rest of the season after being replaced by Willy Caballero for Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Leicester.And Kepa could also find himself moving to a new club asly is 2-2 against the spread as a road underdog. They can get the doors blown off, and the Mavericks have the guns to do it, but it’s a 50/50 prop whether that happens or the Sixers do their hanging-around thing. 


contract following last summer’s interest from Atl


forward made litta had considered offering the defender an improved contract following last summer’s interest from Atlético Madrid but now they will listen to serious offers for the player when the first transfer window of next season opens in July. As a replacementle impact Thursday, in a 111-92 win over the Clippers.

Green played 14 minutes off the bench, and barely made his presence known in the box score. He scored just two points on 1 of 3 shooting, and added just one rebound and one block in the 111-92 win.

Green has been a key part of the Warriors’ bench unites,rank Lampard is desperate for his attacking players to start hitting the back of the net.Chelsea meet Liverpool in the FA Cup tonight.Lampard is preparing his players for another tough assignment andester City boss Pep Guardiola was left frustrated after being denied victory over Tottenham by VAR.City were celebrating after Gabriel Jesus appeared to have scored in injury time, but the goal was ruled out because the ball had brushed Aymeric Lapor it is attacking efficiency that he knows must impr but is averaging just 4.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 47 appearances.