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Sport Carmelo Anthony open to waiving no-trade clause to Rockets, Cavaliers
Author: 0 Carmelo Anthony open to waiving no-trade clause to Rockets, Cavaliers

Anthony had been a consistent target of former Knicks president Phil Jackson , who had been pushing for Anthony to waive his no-trade clause and leave NY. Nevertheless, Anthony does have the option of lowering, or waiving, the trade kicker to facilitate a deal. Even at 33 years old, he can still be a lethal scorer, especially if paired with facilitators such as Paul and James Harden in Houston or James in Cleveland.

Author: 0 Gelson fills in for Ronaldo against Mexico

The Real Madrid star was excused from the squad following Wednesday's penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the semi-finals, returning home to meet his newborn twins. Shortly before the end of the second time , Pepe scored a goal for Portugal thus prolonging the match for two extra times. Silva, who recently signed with AC Milan, has emerged as Portugal's first choice No.9 after racking up six goals in World Cup qualification.

Sport Du Plessis to miss Lord's Test
Author: 0 Du Plessis to miss Lord's Test

Du Plessis will rejoin the squad later in the week to prepare for the second Test at Trent Bridge which begins on July 14. The usual South Africa captain has stayed home to be with his wife, Imari, who gave birth to their first child. Hashim Amla, with 103 Test caps, will bat at No.3 with Temba Bavuma and JP Duminy at No.5 and 6 respectively. With his return, South Africa have their full strength attack at their disposal for the opening Test of the three-match series.

Sport After conquering Pacquiao, Horn lines up Mayweather
Author: 0 After conquering Pacquiao, Horn lines up Mayweather

Horn was quick to shrug off the critics after achieving what he described as "climbing the Pacquiao mountain" and he has quickly turned his attentions to scaling another, more formidable, summit. "I don't know, and he doesn't know", Arum said. "I take massive confidence from this fight", Horn said. Lonergan said he favoured a return to Brisbane, despite Melbourne's Etihad Stadium being mentioned as a possible alternate venue for Horn's next bout.

Author: 0 John Terry decides to join Aston Villa and will sign imminently

Local rivals Birmingham City were also said to be in the hunt, as were Turkish heavyweights Galatasaray. The Villans beat Premier League sides to Terry, with West Bromwich Albion, Swansea and Bournemouth all chasing the defender. In Terry's absence, Conte altered his system to a 3-4-3 formation, in which there was no space for Terry when he returned to action. A number of clubs at home and overseas had expressed an interest in Terry, but Villa have acted swiftly to secure the ...

Author: 0 Andy Murray and wife Kim are expecting their second child

In both his previous Wimbledon wins he'd won at Queen's in preparation, indeed when he won at the All England Club for the first time, it was his 18th straight victory on grass. In the warm-up events, Wimbledon top seed, Angelique Kerber did not win any title. "Winning in Birmingham gives me some extra confidence that I am still able to fight", said Kvitova, who meets Johanna Larsson in the first round.

Sport Timberwolves to add Taj Gibson
Author: 0 Timberwolves to add Taj Gibson

Gibson was a mainstay in Chicago for his first seven National Basketball Association seasons, becoming a fan favorite that was known for his professionalism and work ethic. Gibson was traded by Chicago to Oklahoma City in a multi-player deal last February. Veteran, veteran, veteran, then the two young guns that they're really building around (in Towns and Andrew Wiggins).

Sport Atlanta Hawks: 5 potential free agent targets in 2017
Author: 0 Atlanta Hawks: 5 potential free agent targets in 2017

Free agent Paul Millsap has found a landing spot. Denver desperately wants to be liked, but has missed out in recent months on Paul George , Kevin Love, Jimmy Butler and Blake Griffin, to name just four National Basketball Association all-stars.

Sport Capitals trade Marcus Johansson for draft picks to free cap space
Author: 0 Capitals trade Marcus Johansson for draft picks to free cap space

Kuznetsov was a restricted free agent, and his deal took up a big chunk of Washington's remaining salary cap space. "Evgeny plays with a tremendous skill, speed and tenacity needed to win in the National Hockey League". But because they were already facing salary cap constraints with more than $70 million of a $75 million salary cap committed to just 15 players, the Capitals were forced into a situation where they had to shed salary.

Sport Utah Jazz: Still confident after Gordon Hayward's Miami meeting
Author: 0 Utah Jazz: Still confident after Gordon Hayward's Miami meeting

Hayward , a seven-year veteran who has played his entire career with the Utah Jazz , is now visiting teams interested in signing the 27-year-old forward. Redick on a one year, $23 million deal. Most of the specifics of what went on inside the arena when Hayward — who averaged a career-best 21.9 points last season for Utah — visited were kept secret.

Sport Cleveland Cavaliers re-sign guard Kyle Korver to three-year deal
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers re-sign guard Kyle Korver to three-year deal

With the addition of Lonzo Ball and the possible addition of Paul George - The Los Angeles Lakers are looking like a top free agent destination for the King. In 35 regular-season games, Korver averaged 10.7 points and shot 49 percent on 3-pointers. With a nERD of 0.4, Korver averaged 15.6 points with 4.1 threes per 36 minutes with the Cavaliers this past season.

Sport Canadiens sign goalie Carey Price to 8-year extension
Author: 0 Canadiens sign goalie Carey Price to 8-year extension

A new deal for Price was nearly a certainty for the Canadiens, who have continued to retool their team for a run at a Stanley Cup . The Canadiens have reached the postseason in four of the last five seasons, including in 2016-17. Should the 29-year-old netminder see out the length of his deal with the team, he'll likely own nearly every major goaltending category in franchise history.

Author: 0 Raptors Will Keep Serge Ibake, Lose PJ Tucker, Stay Exactly The Same

Ibaka is saddened that up to this day, prejudices still exists in society based on your origin, adding that sometimes we need to take a stand . A city with a population bigger than 1 million. The Miami Heat , however, also reportedly have an interest in signing the big man, according to the Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman . Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri had acquired the big man from the Orlando Magic last February after rumours were swirling around the National Basketball Association ...

Author: 0 A thoughtful analysis of Zhou Qi — Houston Rockets

Still a superb and versatile defender, even in his 13th season, he remains an outstanding finisher on cuts or the break. The fourth season of the initially proposed contract would have been during Nene's 38th birthday. Anderson has a hefty contract, so dealing Anthony for him doesn't solve the Knicks cap space issue they're trying to get out of by dealing Anthony.

Sport Four wickets, no runs! Van Niekerk blows Windies away
Author: 0 Four wickets, no runs! Van Niekerk blows Windies away

Ekta Bisht led the charge for India with impressive figures of 5-18 off her 10 overs, with Deepti Sharma offering two wickets and Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi and Harmanpreet Kaur picking up one each as India thrashed their rivals to go top of the standings.

Sport Fearless' Kvitova ready to battle for third Wimbledon
Author: 0 Fearless' Kvitova ready to battle for third Wimbledon

Having lost in the second round at the French Open, Kvitova emphasised her grass court powers by winning the Birmingham title last week. The 27-year-old, a two-time champion at All England Club, is now gearing up for a tilt at the Wimbledon title, a tournament she used as an inspiration to come back from the horrifying attack.

Author: 0 Tour de France impossible to predict, says Froome

Swiss time-trial champion Stefan Kung was the closest to Thomas, finishing second at just five seconds off the winning time of 16min 04sec . He joined them a year ago and, even before selection for the Tour, felt that was the right decision.

Sport United Kingdom to withdraw from London Fisheries Convention
Author: 0 United Kingdom to withdraw from London Fisheries Convention

Last night new Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: 'Leaving the London Fisheries Convention is an important moment as we take back control of our fishing policy. And one of the reasons we want to change it is that we want to ensure that we can have sustainable fish stocks for the future ... Minister Creed says: "Today's announcement by the UK Government is unwelcome and unhelpful".

Author: 0 OT - Gold Cup Thread

Dom Dwyer scored the opening goal in the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-1 friendly win over Ghana earlier this afternoon on his global debut. Kellyn Acosta made it 2-0 with an opportunistic free-kick seven minutes into the second half in CT and, though Asamoah Gyan - having missed a first-half penalty - pulled one back with a considerably more eye-catching set-piece effort, the away team were unable to force an equaliser.

Sport Gardner hits slam with 6 RBIs as Yankees down Astros 13-4
Author: 0 Gardner hits slam with 6 RBIs as Yankees down Astros 13-4

The Yankees started off slow and trailed by two entering the sixth inning after arriving at their hotel in Houston about 6am following an nearly three-hour rain delay before the start of their game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

Sport Lions' O'Brien cited for risky play
Author: 0 Lions' O'Brien cited for risky play

There's no point whining", said All Blacks coach Steve Hansen . But while his technique may have been born in league this is an issue that has been nurtured in Super Rugby, where officials this year have been far too soft in dishing out red cards.

Author: 0 Pacquiao defends welterweight title vs undefeated Horn

Whilst Pacquiao may be considered past his prime, his formidable record of 59 wins from 67 bouts and the prospect of an Aussie underdog defeating one of the best-known boxers of this generation makes this one of the most eagerly anticipated fights held in Australia.

Author: 0 Nuggets potentially closing in on deal with free agent Paul Millsap

It signaled its willingness to spend this summer by trading Ricky Rubio for a protected first-round pick and immediately bringing in Teague. He's active with his hands and is agile for a player his age. Millsap will be 33 in February and is likely looking to both cash-in on his last lucrative contract while putting himself in position to sign long-term with a franchise.

Author: 0 Steph Curry signs biggest contract in National Basketball Association history

The current NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) began July 1, 2017 , for this upcoming season and will not expire until 2024. Curry will average around $40 million per season with the Warriors, an amount he has certainly earned. Curry , 29, is a two-time NBA MVP and a four-time All-Star who has taken the Warriors from the bottom of the Western Conference and helped make them one of the most dominant forces in modern NBA history.

Sport Byron wins at Daytona for second straight Xfinity victory
Author: 0 Byron wins at Daytona for second straight Xfinity victory

Byron was aided when Erik Jones was knocked out of line, and it gave Byron a clear lead. Brennan Poole was scored as the race leader as the race resumed. "Dale is so good here and I've watched a lot of his stuff, seen how he side drafts", Byron said. Sadler was second, followed by Dakoda Armstrong, Jeb Burton and David Starr .

Sport The Red Sox pull a win for the Blue Jays
Author: 0 The Red Sox pull a win for the Blue Jays

Since arriving in Toronto midway through the 2015 campaign, Tulowitzki's had his moments and provided a handful of key hits along the way, but the overall slash line is fairly miserable, sitting at.247/.313/.414 in 216 games. The Blue Jays are scheduled to send Francisco Liriano to the bump to oppose the Boston Red Sox for the second time this season. "One hundred percent", Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price told USA Today's Bob Nightengale .