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Swarm and Sting 25 mins ago
What’s next for the Charlotte Hornets after the Dwight Howard trade?

What’s next for the Charlotte Hornets after the Dwight Howard trade?

After a surprise trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets, what’s the Charlotte Hornets’ next move? Shortly before 10:00 A.M. on June 20th, Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN) and Shams Charania (Yahoo) reported that the Charlotte Hornets had agreed to send Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for reserve center Timofey Mozgov and two […] What’s next for the Charlotte Hornets after the Dwight Howard trade? - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
charlotteobserver 4 hours ago

How Dwight Howard's trade to Nets affects Hornets' Nic Batum, Cody Zeller, James Borrego

I agree with all the misgivings about the Charlotte Hornets taking on the nearly $32 million remaining on center Timofey Mozgov’s contract. However, shipping Dwight Howard off this roster makes …
Valley of the Suns 2 hours ago

Does the Dwight Howard trade signify a chance for the Suns to move up?

The Hornets seem to be tearing it down after shipping Dwight Howard to Brooklyn. Should the Phoenix Suns have any interest in their other players? On Wednesday morning, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Charlotte Hornets are moving on from three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard....
charlotteobserver 8 hours ago

Hornets trade center Dwight Howard to New Jersey Nets for a Mitch Kupchak legacy

The Charlotte Hornets' experiment with future Hall-of-Fame center Dwight Howard will end imminently with the team trading him to the Brooklyn Nets, an NBA source confirmed Wednesday. The Hornets will …
ClutchPoints 8 hours ago

Nets in position to target Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler after Dwight Howard trade

The Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets have just agreed to make the first big trade of the 2018 offseason. Embattled center Dwight Howard will now don the Nets’ colors after the team sent Timofey Mozgov, a couple of second rounders, and cash considerations over to Michael Jordan’s squad. The deal...
ClutchPoints 6 hours ago
Kawhi Leonard looked Gregg Popovich dead in face, said he wanted trade

Kawhi Leonard looked Gregg Popovich dead in face, said he wanted trade

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith fanned the flames a little more this morning after a reported meeting between San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard reportedly met with head coach Gregg Popovich to address his impending future. The longtime morning show personality said what’s perhaps the most clear cut revelation, which is Leonard telling Pop straight to […] The post Kawhi Leonard looked Gregg Popovich dead in face, said he wanted trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock 11 hours ago

The reasons it makes sense for the Spurs to trade Kawhi Leonard before the draft

Tuesday evening’s reports of a meeting between Pop and Kawhi set the stage for a potential quick move. The 2018 NBA draft is just hours away, and there have been new developments in the Kawhi Leonard saga. The much anticipated meeting between coach and player finally happened in San Diego on Tuesday....
ClutchPoints 10 hours ago

Spurs have no motivation to trade Kawhi Leonard to the Lakers

The free agency was already poised to be one of the most star-studded events in the offseason. However, things kicked up a notch when rumors surfaced about San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard wanting to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. There have been countless scenarios regarding what...
ClutchPoints 10 hours ago

Kawhi Leonard-Gregg Popovich meeting not due to recent trade rumors

In an interesting shake of events, the meeting between San Antonio Spurs maligned star Kawhi Leonard and head coach Gregg Popovich was not a direct response to the recent rumors of him seeking a potential trade, but rather one that had been scheduled for weeks, according to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports....
Detroit Sports Nation 10 hours ago
David Price has ‘Fortnite’ plan to avoid All-Star Game appearance - Mlive

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The Red Sox starter has been rejuvenated in his return. Since returning from carpal tunnel syndrome, David Price has looked like his old self. And that means his sense of humor ...
Over the Monster 7 hours ago

Mookie Betts loses top vote-getter status in latest All-Star voting update

Stupid Jose Altuve The focus for the Red Sox and the rest of the league is obviously on the product on the field, but the All-Star Game is right around the corner. As such, voting is in full-swing and on Tuesday the league released their latest update to the voting. We’ve mentioned it before, but...
Over the Monster 59 mins ago

Red Sox at Twins lineup: Will the Price be right at Target?

I blew my chance to use the “Sale at Target” bit yesterday, so I’m making up for lost time. The Red Sox (49-25) look to wake up the bats and win their 50th game behind David Price (8-4, 3.76 ERA) tonight against the Twins at Target Field (8:10 p.m., NESN). About tonight’s game: Price, who...
SFGate 2 hours ago
Kevin Durant: How forward reinforced his value in Warriors’ championship run

Kevin Durant: How forward reinforced his value in Warriors’ championship run

Editor’s note: The Chronicle is reviewing the season of each player after the Warriors’ second straight championship run. In the aftermath of their 2016 NBA Finals collapse to Cleveland, the Warriors had to come to terms with the fact that even with a core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, they were vulnerable against physical teams that forced them out of their ball-movement principles. Without another world-class scorer, they were perhaps too reliant on Curry and Thompson hitting three-pointers. Weeks...
The Mercury News 1 hour ago

NBA Draft: How Warriors have been successful with recent late draft picks

‘THREE!’ chronicles the Warriors run to the 2018 NBA Championship. Order the book today! OAKLAND – Well before he morphed into a three-time NBA champion and three-time All-Star, Draymond Green showed immediate signs he could become great. During Green’s pre-draft workout six years ago, Warriors...
SportsDay 6 hours ago

Where will Dez Bryant end up? Dak Prescott names a team; 'Hopefully not in our division'

Until Dez Bryant signs with a team, it'll continue being a popular question for anyone in the NFL world.Where is the best landing spot for the Dallas Cowboys' all-time touchdown receptions leader?"I'm not exactly sure on that," Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott told USA Today Sports on Tuesday in an interview to help promote his partnership with Campbell's Chunky Soup. "I mean, somewhere with a veteran quarterback, a good scheme. Maybe New Orleans. Who knows? I mean, that's just throwing something out there. That's just a place I could see him. Hopefully not in our division."Prescott then...
SportsDay 6 hours ago

Dak Prescott reads, responds to negative scouting report; explains why fans should have faith in Cowboys WRs

Dak Prescott is aware of what the critics said about him coming out of Mississippi State. Some of those shortcomings are the reason why despite an outstanding college career, Prescott fell to late in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.The Cowboys quarterback read one of those scouting reports and...
SNY TV 9 hours ago
Yankees could see Brett Gardner back in the lineup on Wednesday

Yankees could see Brett Gardner back in the lineup on Wednesday

Yankees OF Brett Gardner could find himself back in the lineup for Wednesday night's contest in the Bronx.
NESN.com 5 hours ago
Free Agent Marcus Smart Sees Himself With Boston Celtics Next Season

Free Agent Marcus Smart Sees Himself With Boston Celtics Next Season

Marcus Smart is the most notable Boston Celtics free agent this summer, but it doesn’t sound like he believes he’ll... Read More »
NESN.com 1 hour ago
Rafael Devers Brushes Off ‘In Your Face’ Red Sox Trade Deadline Rumors

Rafael Devers Brushes Off ‘In Your Face’ Red Sox Trade Deadline Rumors

There’s been nothing to suggest the Red Sox will trade third baseman Rafael Devers before the Major League Baseball non-waiver... Read More »
Silver And Black Pride 6 hours ago
Raiders’ 2018 fantasy football busts, sleepers

Raiders’ 2018 fantasy football busts, sleepers

The month of June is not kind for American football fans (yes, the World Cup came at the perfect time). June is after free agency, the NFL draft and OTAs but before training camp starts and the season truly kicks into gear. The current down time can be well spent looking forward to how you are going to win your 2018 fantasy football draft. Right? It is never too early for fantasy football. As such, here are two Oakland Raiders’ busts and sleepers for the 2018 NFL regular season. Busts QB Derek Carr Fantasy wise, Derek Carr might be the hardest person to predict for the upcoming...
ClutchPoints 8 hours ago
Eagles CB Jalen Mills says Carson Wentz looked like himself in minicamp

Eagles CB Jalen Mills says Carson Wentz looked like himself in minicamp

Don’t look now but the comeback kid is looking a certain sort of way. Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills joined PFT Live with Mike Florio and revealed that “Carson Wentz looked like Carson Wentz” at minicamp. “He looked like Carson Wentz,” Mills said. “Of course he wasn’t scrambling and he didn’t rush out of the […] The post Eagles CB Jalen Mills says Carson Wentz looked like himself in minicamp appeared first on ClutchPoints.
TalkingChop 3 hours ago
J.A. Happ stymies Braves in 5-4 loss to Blue Jays

J.A. Happ stymies Braves in 5-4 loss to Blue Jays

Not much offense to speak of in a less than inspiring performance. In the midst of an odd, five-game week, the Atlanta Braves had the opportunity to close out a mini-sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon. However, the chance to win four straight games and slam the door on Canada’s team did not come to fruition, as the Braves fell to the Jays by a final score of 5-4. The Braves operated in a hole from the outset, as the team went down in 1-2-3 fashion in the top of the first inning before fireworks in the bottom half of the frame. Toronto’s Justin Smoak singled off Braves...
The Falcoholic 7 hours ago
Terrell Owens denies orchestrating the Julio Jones holdout

Terrell Owens denies orchestrating the Julio Jones holdout

T.O. weighs in on his role in the controversy. The fracas surrounding Falcons star WR Julio Jones and his effort to get a new contract before training camp has a, ahem, Player involved that’s quite unexpected. Incoming Hall of Fame wideout Terrell Owens was reported in April to be working out with Jones this offseason, initially just seen as buddies spending time with buddies. Once the contract holdout began, that’s who Julio was seen spending the most time with, and inquiring minds began to come to conclusions. That includes the Falcons, who reportedly became unsettled by T.O.’s...
Royals Review 9 hours ago
A blueprint is already set for one of the Royals most valuable trade pieces

A blueprint is already set for one of the Royals most valuable trade pieces

The New York Yankees laid the groundwork for the Royals to get a nice return on their super-utility man. The Kansas City Royals have finally begun the fire sale that we all knew was coming. Jon Jay and Kelvin Herrera are gone, and you can bet that teams are calling to check in on several other Royals players as well. One of the names that teams will target will be 2B/1B/CF/LF/RF and 2017 AL stolen base leader Whit Merrifield. Whit Merrifield has become a fan favorite in Kansas City and it’s really no secret why. He’s currently slashing .293/.370/.421/.791 with 15 SB and a 118 wRC+ in...
SNY TV 3 hours ago
Mets sign draft pick Ryley Gilliam, who could rocket through system

Mets sign draft pick Ryley Gilliam, who could rocket through system

The Mets have signed recent fifth-round draft pick Ryley Gilliam, a reliever who could rocket through the system and get to New York very quickly.
The Mercury News 9 mins ago
Giants use big sixth inning to take series from Marlins

Giants use big sixth inning to take series from Marlins

The Giants begin a four-game series against the San Diego Padres Thursday at AT&T Park with Madison Bumgarner (0-2) opposing Tyson Ross (5-4) at 7:15 p.m.

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ClutchPoints 1 min ago
NBA Draft rumors: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says he’s not allowed to reveal which teams he worked out for

NBA Draft rumors: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says he’s not allowed to reveal which teams he worked out for

Former Kentucky Wildcats guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is getting plenty of chatter ahead of the draft, as he’s among the prospects who’s moved up a few notches in many mock draft boards. That said, the lengthy court general is not one to give clues which teams have shown greater interests in him. According to Jake Fischer […] The post NBA Draft rumors: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says he’s not allowed to reveal which teams he worked out for appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Eddie Sefko / SportsDay 5 mins ago
Trade up for Luka Doncic? The big man of their dreams? Breaking down the Mavs' possible NBA draft scenarios

Trade up for Luka Doncic? The big man of their dreams? Breaking down the Mavs' possible NBA draft scenarios

Donnie Nelson has worn out the cell phone, the land line and any other form of communication he can get over the past week or two.That's why he felt the need to dress the part on Wednesday, the day before the NBA draft in which the Mavericks have the fifth overall pick."I've got my Lucchese boots on," the president of basketball operations said, "because there's a lot of stuff you don't want to step in right now"It's sage advice. But the obvious fact is that this is the highest draft pick the Mavericks have had since 1994 and the pressure is on to make a pick that turns out every bit as good...
Arizona Daily Star 9 mins ago
NBA Draft Basketball (copy)

NBA Draft Basketball (copy)

Arizona's DeAndre Ayton, left, speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York.
SFGate 9 mins ago

A’s hit 5 homers, rout Padres, sweep 2-game series

SAN DIEGO - Franklin Barreto brought his power and energy to Wednesday’s lineup and had a big day in the A’s 12-4 victory over the Padres, but which of his moments was more exciting? His three-run homer? Or Little League triple? The A’s hit back-to-back homers in back-to-back innings for the first time since 1997, and their five homers on the day accounted for eight runs. The game was so lopsided that Padres infielder Cory Spangenberg pitched the ninth inning.
The Mercury News 10 mins ago
Franklin Barreto shows off power, speed in blowout win over Padres

Franklin Barreto shows off power, speed in blowout win over Padres

SAN DIEGO — Franklin Barreto reminded everyone why he’s still considered the top hitting prospect in the A’s system. Barreto’s flashy combination of speed and power was on display as he finished the day 2 for 5 with a three-run home run in Wednesday’s 12-4 victory over the Padres. It hasn’t been a pretty season […]

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