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  • Judge Rules Clipper’s Sterling Out

    first_imgThe NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.Move on to Steve Ballmer, who paid a record price for the team and is now a step closer to finally owning it.The Clippers are a potential powerhouse team next season, with two All-Star players and one of the league’s best coaches. The only thing that could’ve messed it up was ownership.That no longer appears to be a concern after a July 28 ruling in Los Angeles, where Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the sale to Ballmer for a record-breaking $2 billion. Donald Sterling was trying to block the sale.Now it could all be completed within two weeks. “We look forward to the transaction closing as soon as possible,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement.The league wanted to work with Ballmer, who made clear his desire to own with the astonishing price he paid. The former Microsoft CEO was nearly an NBA owner last year before owners chose to keep the Kings in Sacramento, rather than allow them to be sold to a group that included Ballmer, and moved to Seattle.He got another chance after Donald Sterling was recorded making racial remarks to a female friend. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver then banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million, and said he would urge owners to force Sterling to sell.Instead, Shelly Sterling made the deal with Ballmer, which could have fallen through if Levanas had ruled she didn’t have the authority. And the Clippers’ high hopes might’ve crumbled just as quickly.Doc Rivers would possibly have quit as coach if Sterling remained the owner, interim CEO Richard Parsons had testified.All-Star point guard Chris Paul, who also is president of the Players Association, might have sat out and convinced other players to join him. Sponsors who already started to flee after Sterling’s recording was released might have stayed away for good.“The Clippers would suffer a massive loss of value if the team survived at all,” Levanas said.Now they will go into next season flying high, just the way they play with Paul throwing alley-oop passes to big men Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.They will have an owner who’s already proven he won’t be afraid to spend, a sharp contrast to the famously frugal Sterling, who never particularly cared to spend his billions on his basketball team.That’s just part of the reason Sterling was long considered one of the worst owners in sports and his team one of its biggest laughingstocks.But the Clippers had zoomed past the Lakers as the best team in Los Angeles in their three years since acquiring Paul and are perhaps on their way to becoming one of the best in the league.They won 57 games last season, their most ever, before the Sterling recording was released during their first-round playoff series against Golden State.The Clippers pulled that out in seven games but who knows what toll, if any, dealing with the Sterling fallout took, and they were ousted by Oklahoma City in the next round.An unusual provision of the ruling bars Donald Sterling from seeking a court-ordered delay of the sale as he appeals. His lawyers plan to seek permission from an appellate court to file an appeal, and with lawsuits pending in state and federal courts, the ruling is unlikely to end the bizarre saga.But it gave the NBA, the Clippers and Ballmer hope that it all could be finished soon.“I think the sale is going to go through,” said Bruce Givner, a Los Angeles tax attorney who handles celebrity cases. “I suspect the NBA is ready to move very quickly. They want to get rid of Sterling like a canker sore. Nobody wants him around except the people that are charging legal fees to continue this charade.”___By Brian Mahoney, AP writer Brian Melley and AP Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch in Los Angeles contributed to this report.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

  • She’s beautiful: James Anderson thought on 1st meeting Stuart Broad

    first_imgJames Anderson and Stuart Broad are perhaps one of the most destructive bowling pairs in modern times. The duo have taken more than 1,000 Test wickets between them for England and have been one of the main reasons why the team has seen tremendous success in last decade.Anderson (575) and Broad (437) are England’s leading Test wicket-takers and they have taken plenty while on the field together — 851, to be exact, which is behind only two other combos: Australia’s Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne, and Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka.In his new book “Bowl. Sleep. Repeat.”, Anderson has written about the camaraderie the duo share while heaping praise on Broad.”It’s surreal we’ve taken more than 1,000 wickets between us,” news.com.au quoted Anderson as saying in his book.”We’ve never been in competition as bowlers because our skills are different. Stuart has been under pressure at times from bowlers who get steep bounce and move the ball off the seam and I have from the skiddier ones who swing the ball. It’s never been me or him in selection,” he added.The right-arm fast bowler also reveals what he thought of Broad when he made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2007.”The first time Stuart Broad walked into the dressing room, with his flowing blonde hair, striking blue eyes and perfect figure, I thought ‘My God, she’s beautiful’,” wrote Anderson.The 36-year-old further said both of them believe bowling in partnerships and that’s one of the main reasons why they have been successful for England.advertisement”Part of our evolution as a partnership has been talking a lot. We’ve always had the attitude that fast bowling is something you do in partnerships. The conversation has really helped us,” Anderson writes.”Stuart can produce moments of brilliance from nowhere and change a game in a short spell.”Another common factor between Anderson and Broad is their shared interest of sleeping. “We have one vital shared interest. Everyone else wants to get in early to start practising. Broady and I would rather have another half-hour in bed. We try to get there at the last possible moment,” says Anderson.The duo would be rearing to go and perform once England take on Australia in the much-anticipated Ashes Series starting August 1 after the upcoming World Cup.Also Read | Determined to prove Arthur wrong at World Cup: Wahab Riaz after Pakistan call-upAlso Read | World Cup 2019: England’s new jersey a throwback to 1992Also Seelast_img read more

  • Watch Guide: Week 9

    first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. November is coming. But first October has some work to do to whittle down the final few unbeaten teams in college football. This weekend is a gauntlet for the big boys as seven of nine undefeates squads take to the road including West Virginia which heads to Stillwater.9 unbeatens left: 2 off this week. Remaining 7 (Clem, Mich, Wash, WVU, Neb, Bay, Boise) all on road Saturday. More than half will lose— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 23, 2016The benefit of having a 11 a.m. game is that you have plenty of time to get home (or to a bar) and watch several other undefeated teams fall.Thanks as always to Ryan Hartwig for his work.Weekend Watch Guide: Week 9last_img read more

  • OU Running Back Kennedy Brooks Lost for Season With Shoulder Injury

    first_imgReplacing Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine will be no small task for Oklahoma, and it looks to be even more difficult for the Sooners after losing a stud freshman for the season.Former four-star prospect Kennedy Brooks of Mansfield, Texas, will miss the entire 2017 season after sustaining a shoulder injury that was a chronic problem, OU head coach Lincoln Riley said on Saturday, just one day after Brooks posted a picture on Twitter with his shoulder in a sling.Lincoln Riley confirmed freshman RB Kennedy Brooks will miss this season with a shoulder injury. #Sooners— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) August 19, 2017 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Kennedy Brooks shoulder injury was a chronic problem. Riley said instead of fighting thru pain all season, opted for surgery. #Sooners— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) August 19, 2017Although all signs point to redshirt sophomore Rodney Anderson and sophomore Abdul Adams soaking up a bulk of the carries this season, Brooks had the ability to become a factor in the running back competition. His injury and absence puts him on track to redshirt and now opens the door of opportunity for junior college transfer Marcelias Sutton and freshman Trey Sermon.Adams rushed for 283 yards last season with the Sooners, and is the only OU running back in the mix for 2017 who recorded stats at the Division I level last season.As a senior last season at Mansfield, Brooks recorded 2,679 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns, garnering offers from OSU, Baylor, Arkansas, Michigan, Texas A&M and others.last_img read more

  • Tulsa Coach Philip Montgomery Calls 2017 OSU Gundy’s Most Talented Team

    first_imgTulsa head football coach Philip Montgomery discussed his upcoming game with the Oklahoma State Cowboys this week in his weekly press conference. He was quite liberal with his adulation for the Pokes.“Obviously Coach Gundy has done a marvelous job there,” said Montgomery. “What is it, five out of the last seven years, they’ve had 10-win seasons. I’ve had the opportunity to go against them in a couple different occasions.“The one thing I’ll say about their football team this year is I think it’s probably the most talented I’ve ever faced with him as the head coach there. They have a ton of weapons offensively. They have a ton of experience offensively.”AdChoices广告He also mentioned moving Tre Flowers around and how that’s going to make the defense more successful.“We know we have our hands full,” he added. “Anytime you go to Stillwater, great environment. I know the paddles will be beating against the side, and there’s not much room on the sideline. What an exciting matchup to kick off the college football season.”I honestly think Oklahoma State could be playing the writers here at PFB and people would think it’s an exciting matchup. Such is the college football offseason.But unlike the writers here at PFB, Tulsa actually has some talent. And Gundy warned fans looking for an easy first 60 minutes that Montgomery is a stud and will have them ready to roll.“I think he has been the driving force for what they’ve had down there, when he took over and what he has done to that Tulsa program,” said Gundy last week.“They’re very good, but I would caution everybody, as I’ve done with our defense, in that there haven’t been many rollover years with him. With his calling plays and running offenses at other schools where he was at, there would be a group of guys leave and people thought, ‘OK. Now they’ll settle down,’ but that wasn’t the case and they went out and got 5,000 yards with some new guys.”Gundy went on to say that he wants Tulsa and OU to win every game they play except for the one against Oklahoma State. Last year, all three won a combined 31 games which is insane. That’s unlikely to happen again, although somebody will get win No. 1 on Thursday night. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

  • ‘Cristiano as phenomenal as Brazilian Ronaldo’

    first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo vs Ronaldo: Real Madrid stars past and present both phenomenons, says Nuno Gomes Bruno Andrade Last updated 1 year ago 21:45 27/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid PSG Champions League 14022018 Getty Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Primera División There is clearly something in that name, with a former striker quick to talk up the qualities of two players with seven Ballons d’Or between them Nuno Gomes believes that there is clearly something in the name Ronaldo, with Real Madrid stars of past and present boasting phenomenal talent.The Brazilian icon of days gone by earned the nickname ‘O Fenomeno’ on the back of goalscoring exploits which delivered two World Cup winners’ medals and three World Player of the Year awards.His namesake from the modern era has managed to scale similar heights, with Cristiano Ronaldo sending records tumbling on his way to collecting five Ballons d’Or. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Both men have been able to achieve icon status, with a man who played against and alongside two of the finest performers to have ever graced the game admitting that there is little to choose between the pair.Former Portugal international Gomes told Goal: “I played against one who was one of the best ever, the Ronaldo phenomenon.“His qualities were simply so impressive. I believe I have never seen a player like him in that position again.“I played with Cristiano Ronaldo too, and I compare them a lot, despite the different physical and positioning issues.“I saw things in Cristiano that I also saw in Ronaldo – explosion, speed dribbling. Ronaldo is one of the best of them all.”Emulating Ronaldo will be nigh on impossible for the current crop of Portuguese talent, but the Euro 2016 champions did have high hopes for Renato Sanches.He formed part of that European Championship-winning squad and landed the prestigious Golden Boy prize, but the 20-year-old has regressed since then – with a high-profile move to Bayern Munich and subsequent loan switch to Swansea City seeing him struggle for form and confidence.Renato Sanches PortugalGomes said of a player he feels enjoyed too much, too soon: “I do not know if Bayern Munich was the best choice. But that is easy to say now.“Renato did not do well in Germany, although I believe he can still play well at Bayern Munich.“Despite being a great player, having been national champion with Benfica and in Europe with the Portuguese national team, we are talking about a player of only 20 years. These things can happen.“The rise of Renato Sanches was very fast. I remember seeing him in the same season playing for the juniors and two weeks later being in team B, then another two weeks later making a debut in the main team, 15 days later playing a Champions League match, a few months later in the Portuguese team, then champion of Europe, then negotiating with Bayern. In the space of nine months everything changed. It’s not easy.“Today we can say: ‘Oh, if he had stayed another season at Benfica then things would be better’. That’s probably true.“Playing two consecutive years in the Portuguese league better prepares players for other, more demanding challenges. But the offer arrived and Benfica could not refuse.“Today Swansea is a good option for him. In football, sometimes it is better to take a step back and then take two steps forward.”last_img read more

  • Iniesta to China rumours scotched

    first_imgTransfers Iniesta to China rumours scotched as Barcelona exit talk rumbles on Dom Farrell 22:16 12/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) andres iniesta - cropped Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Málaga v Barcelona Barcelona v Chelsea Tianjin Tianhai UEFA Champions League Primera División CSL The World Cup winner is not on the radar of Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, who have threatened legal action over “false stories” Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian have denied they are readying a move for Barcelona great Andres Iniesta.Spain midfielder Iniesta agreed a “lifetime ” contract at Barca earlier this season but was linked with a switch to China last week.Reports suggested CSL outfit Quanjian would pay Iniesta €35million annually and buy a sizable number of bottles from the 33-year-old’s winery to seal the deal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But the club have issued a statement distancing themselves from the move, with new regulations introduced by the Chinese Football Association having largely curbed lavish spending during the most recent transfer window.”Since March 6, 2018, several local media have quoted foreign reports that Spanish player Andres Iniesta is about to join our club,” the statement read.”We hereby solemnly announce that those reports are untrue. With regard to all the false stories about us, our club reserve the right to take legal action.”Iniesta’s primary focus this week is Barcelona’s Champions League showdown against Chelsea on Wednesday and he completed a portion of Monday’s training session with his team-mates having missed Saturday’s win at Malaga with a hamstring injury.Ernesto Valverde’s side welcome the reigning Premier League champions to Camp Nou with the last-16 tie all square at 1-1.last_img read more

  • Report: Calvin Bundage Absent on Trip to Corvallis

    first_imgBundage has been banged up throughout fall camp. A few weeks ago Gundy said Bundage was cleared to go full speed, but it looks as if he wasn’t ready in time for Game 1.Bundage was behind safety-turned-linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez on the team’s first depth chart of the year. Bundage, a senior, has 35 games of experience to this point in his career, where he has 129 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.True freshman Na’drian Dizadare was listed with an or alongside Bundage on the depth chart. Defensive coordinator Jim Knowles has mentioned Dizadare will play this year, and it looks as if it will be sooner rather than later. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The Cowboys will be without Calvin Bundage in Friday night’s season opener.Bundage didn’t make the trip to Corvallis, according to GoPokes‘ Robert Allen via his spot on 107.7 The Franchise.Robert Allen just said on @FranchiseOK that Calvin Bundage did not make the trip to Corvallis. #okstate— Cade Webb (@cwebb_oSu) August 29, 2019last_img read more

  • Grades: Oklahoma State’s Playmaking Trio Was Tremendous in Game 1

    first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Saturday can’t get here fast enough.Oklahoma State’s offense throttled Oregon State late Friday night, resulting in a 52-36 Cowboy victory. It wasn’t just that the Cowboys did it, it was how they did. It was one of the more exciting outings in recent years, and it left me pumped to watch it in living color Saturday, even if it is against McNeese State. Here are some grades from the Cowboys’ game with the Beavers.The Trio: A+I think enough orange Kool-Aid has been pumped into Spencer Sanders, Chuba Hubbard and Tylan Wallace for one week, so I’ll just raise one more collective glass.It was an Oklahoma State fan’s dream to see three highly acclaimed skill players mesh as well as they in Corvallis. Whether it was the 92 yards and two touchdowns Sanders and Wallace connected for or the 346 combined rushing yards Hubbard and Sanders shared, the trio ensured excitement for what’s to come.The O-Line: A+Go ahead and peep this hole the OSU offensive line created in its first game under Charlie Dickey.Sanders was sacked one time for two yards, and the Beavers had one quarterback hurry, but that was nothing compared to all the damage the Cowboys dealt behind the outstanding O-line play.Sean Gleeson’s Debut: A+I usually try to stay away from coaches in my grades because in most cases, it’s hard to tell what is actually a coach’s doing, but Sean Gleeson’s first game at the FBS level was superb.The Cowboys had 12 drives Friday, eight ended in scores, two ended because the halves did and only two times did Tom Hutton get to punt.Mike Gundy has said that Gleeson is learning OSU’s offense instead of OSU learning Gleeson’s, and after the game Gundy said the differences in how OSU looked against Oregon State was more personnel driven compared to last year. But OSU looked sharp, whether it was pulling both its guards on a run play or ripping a quick pass to the sideline for Wallace to catch and fly.The Defense: COregon State’s first drive was not great for Jim Knowles’ bunch.In fewer than two minutes, the lowly Beavers went 70 yards on six plays, and you could almost feel the entire metropolis of Stillwater, USA, exhale in disappointment.But it’s important to note that was a lot of the Cowboy defenders’ first times starting a college football game, including the entire defensive line. The group settled in and forced three straight three-and-outs on Oregon State’s third, fourth and five drives of the game.It wasn’t a stellar outing, but there were enough bright spots to give hope for a little while longer.The Excitement: A++Remember when I said my first grade was the final glass of orange Kool-Aid to raise, I lied.Holy smokes that was fun to watch. The first half Friday night seemed to fly by. I’m not sure if that was how it actually was going or if it was just that I was having so much fun watching OSU’s offense run all around the field.The OSU offense really looks like it can make opposing teams pick their poison. Want to put safeties back deep to cover over Tylan Wallace? Well here is Chuba Hubbard and Spencer Sanders gashing your front seven. Want to play close to the line to attempt to shut that athletic backfield down, have fun isolating Wallace.last_img read more

  • Man Utd complete £52.5m Fred signing

    first_imgTransfers Man Utd complete £52.5m Fred signing Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 21:11 6/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fred Brazil 2017-18 Getty/Goal Transfers Manchester United Brazil Shakhtar Donetsk World Cup Premier League Premier League The Brazil international midfielder becomes the fourth most expensive arrival ever at Old Trafford after five years at Shakhtar Donetsk Manchester United have completed the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred for a fee in the region of £52.5 million ($70m).               The Brazilian has signed a five-year deal which includes a club option for a further 12 months upon its expiry.The 25-year-old, who is United’s second signing of the summer transfer window after Diogo Dalot, was a target of Manchester City until the Premier League champions withdrew their interest in January. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar The eight-cap Brazil international, who is currently on World Cup 2018 duty, underwent a medical at United’s AON Training Complex less than 24 hours after turning out for the Selecao in their pre-tournament friendly win over Croatia at Anfield.United manager Jose Mourinho told the club’s official website of Fred’s capture: “Fred will complement our other midfielders’ qualities, which we need; his creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to our game. I am very happy he is joining our club and I believe our players know how important he can be in our team.”The midfielder himself added: “This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team. To work with Jose Mourinho, who has won so many trophies in his time as a coach, is an opportunity not to be missed.”I cannot wait to get started and to meet my new team-mates. I would like to thank everyone at Shakhtar Donetsk for everything they have done for me over the past five years.“This is a very exciting time for me with my focus now fully on the World Cup with Brazil.”United’s quest for trophies in 2017-18 was often compromised by their lack of stability in midfield, with Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Scott McTominay all finding it difficult to pin down a regular starting shirt.EMBED ONLY Fred Manchester United GFXAnd Fred looks set to become Mourinho’s preferred option in midfield once he joins up with the United squad after representing his country at the World Cup in Russia.Fred’s transfer fee makes him the fourth most expensive signing in the history of the Old Trafford club, ranking behind only Angel di Maria, Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba in United’s list of big-money buys.last_img read more