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Mavericks coaching candidates: Jason Kidd, Terry Stotts among top external options for Dallas – CBS Sports

Mavericks coaching candidates: Jason Kidd, Terry Stotts among top external options for Dallas – CBS Sports

Typically, it's not particularly difficult to suss out top candidates for an open head-coaching job. The team presumably moved on from that coach for specific reasons, and the executive making the decision likely has relationships with coaches who could theoretically fix those problems. Surprises aren't exactly rare in the NBA, but for the most part, identifying top candidates for an open job usually isn't all that difficult.  That isn't the case for the Mavericks because their whole organization has sunk into depths of chaos it hasn't seen in decades. Donnie Nelson, their general manager for over two decades, is gone. Rick Carlisle, their head coach for the past 13 seasons, is gone with him. We have no idea who's m...
Mets would take huge Jacob deGrom risk by ignoring common sense – New York Post

Mets would take huge Jacob deGrom risk by ignoring common sense – New York Post

I don’t believe it. I refuse to buy into the notion that Jacob deGrom, after departing each of his past two starts with two different arm injuries, will take the mound again Monday against the Braves at Citi Field and act as though everything is fine. As though the third time will be the charm. There’s no way the Mets would do something so crazy, so potentially reckless, with their prized asset. Right? The bizarre deGrom saga took its latest turn Thursday when the 32-year-old, who lasted just three (perfect) innings in his start Wednesday before leaving with a sore right shoulder, underwent an MRI exam that revealed “a normal shoulder that a pitcher would have,” as per Mets manager Luis Rojas. A pair of esteemed orthopedists, Mets medical director...
A vegan burger set stage for Kevin Durants Nets heroics – New York Post

A vegan burger set stage for Kevin Durants Nets heroics – New York Post

MILWAUKEE — Kevin Durant authored one of the great playoff performances ever in Brooklyn’s Game 5 comeback, and had the Nets on the brink of clinching the Eastern Conference semifinals Thursday. Durant’s 48-minute, 49-point triple-double showed why he’s arguably the best player on the planet. And showed why the Knicks were so desperate to get him that they met with his father before 2019 free agency to try to convince him to sign. But the Nets won the day two years ago this month, when they landed Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan in free agency. And thanks to Durant, they came into Thursday’s Game 6 just a win away from being in the conference final. “He’s the reason we won,” Jeff Green said. “He put us on his back and he carried us.” The see...
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Mets 0 – June 17, 2021 – bleachernation.com

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Mets 0 – June 17, 2021 – bleachernation.com

I’ll take a salvage job. That was a really tough series, and while you’re never happy about a 3-1 series loss, a sweep was certainly possible. So, yeah. Salvage job accepted. Right now, the Cubs can score seemingly only when they hit a dinger. Thankfully, tonight’s dinger was the only damage in the game on either side. So thank you, Javy Báez, for crushing one in the first, and then helping make it stand up with some stellar defensive work tonight. The more you watch, the less routine it gets. #ElMagohttps://t.co/iq0lKgoH7i #CubTogether pic.twitter.com/IB3VILB0zy — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 18, 2021 Kyle Hendricks started out slowly, leaving some pitches up, working through traffic and trouble, issuing walks, and flying up the pitch count and such. But then a switch flipped ...
After Exhausting Year, Olympic Champ Simone Manuel Out of 100 Free Final – SwimSwam

After Exhausting Year, Olympic Champ Simone Manuel Out of 100 Free Final – SwimSwam

Olympic champion Simone Manuel, one of Team USA’s emotional leaders, will not be able to defend her Olympic 100 free title. Manuel finished 9th in tonight’s semifinals, going 54.17. Per NBC’s TV coverage of tonight’s U.S. Olympic Trials, an exhausted Manuel was out of the pool for three weeks this spring. Manuel said after the race that she was diagnosed with Overtraining Syndrome in March and was out of the water until April. “Simone has had a difficult stretch,” said TV commentator Mike Tirico, noting the trials of the past year. The first Black woman (of any nationality) to win Olympic gold in swimming, Manuel has been an outspoken advocate for racial justice over the past year. But as the United States has undergone a nationwide reckoning on race, Manuel has also been open abou...
New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays announce Thursday night lineups – NorthJersey.com

New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays announce Thursday night lineups – NorthJersey.com

The New York Yankees will be looking to complete a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday night in Buffalo. First pitch is set for 7:07 p.m. at Shalen Field. The game will be broadcast on the YES Network in New York and on the MLB Network nationally. Michael King (0-3, 3.77) will start for the Yankees, while T.J. Zeuch (0-2, 6.75) will go for the Jays. Deal:Yankees trade Mike Ford to the Rays for a player to be named later For Subscribers: Former Yankees sound off on MLB pitchers crackdown The Yankees rallied for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday. Here are the lineups announced by the teams on Thursday afternoon: John Connolly is a breaking news editor for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to all the major news happening in North Jersey, subscribe here. To get b...
How Good Was the Vikings Offseason? CBS Sports Offers Impressive Ranking – Vikings Territory

How Good Was the Vikings Offseason? CBS Sports Offers Impressive Ranking – Vikings Territory

With more vivacity than any offseason involving Minnesota Vikings heach coach Mike Zimmer to date, general manager Rick Spielman attacked the defensive slate of his itinerary. When Zimmer was anointed leader in 2014, he ushered in an era of defense in Minnesota, canceling the lousy philosophy from 2013. The Vikings were the NFL’s worst defense via points allowed that season, allowing an even-steven 30.0 points per game to all comers. Zimmer instantly fixed that. The Vikings jumped from 30th to 11th in the points-allowed parameter in just one season. Then in 2020, the Vikings were naughty on defense once again. Zimmer’s crew allowed 29.7 points per game, en route to a 29th standing in the metric. Based on the signings conducted by Spielman since M...
Women Will Race In Their Own Tour De France Next Summer – NPR

Women Will Race In Their Own Tour De France Next Summer – NPR

Annemiek Van Vleuten, left, and Anna Van Der Breggen are among the elite cyclists who are expected to race in next summer's Tour de France Femmes, a one-week race for women. Luc Claessen/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Luc Claessen/Getty Images Annemiek Van Vleuten, left, and Anna Van Der Breggen are among the elite cyclists w...
Jacob deGroms MRI clean; New York Mets taking day-by-day approach – ESPN

Jacob deGroms MRI clean; New York Mets taking day-by-day approach – ESPN

An MRI performed on New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom's right shoulder came back clean, manager Luis Rojas said Thursday. The results were examined by two doctors. "We had an MRI taken on him and ran it through two doctors just to have a second opinion, as well, and both doctors had the same prognosis from the imaging: It just shows as a normal shoulder a pitcher would have and there's no concern," Rojas said, adding that deGrom played catch Thursday. Rojas said that the team plans to take "a day-by-day approach" with deGrom and that there are no plans right now to place him on the injured list. The Mets also aren't sure when he'll make his next start. 1 Related"I don't see how it would change today, doing an IL stint," Rojas said. "It's going to be a normal shoulder in 10 days. I...
Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon to take personal time, will compete at Olympics – Fox News

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon to take personal time, will compete at Olympics – Fox News

Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka withdrew from Wimbledon on Thursday just hours after organizers said they had been in talks with the tennis star over the tournament's media operations, reports said. Osaka, who recently withdrew from the French Open because of her decision not to fulfill her media requirements, announced in a statement through her team that she would not participate at Wimbledon later this month as she will be taking "some personal time." RAFAEL NADAL SKIPPING WIMBLEDON, OLYMPICS; HOPES REST WILL HELP PROLONG CAREER "Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year. She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans." The announcement came just hours after Wimbledon’s chie...