Jerry West leaving Warriors to join Clippers

first_imgHis presence will lend an heir of stability to a Clippers organization that is only beginning to rise above a history of losing, penny-pinching and scandal. West was considered a key recruiter in Golden State’s pursuit of Kevin Durant, who won his first championship this week and was named Finals Most Valuable Player after Golden State’s 4-1 series rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers.His next challenge: Helping the Clippers through a critical offseason. All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are expected to opt out of their contracts and become free agents at the end of the month. Starting shooting guard J.J. Redick also becomes an unrestricted free agent. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Clippers will become the fourth team with which West has been affiliated since the Lakers drafted him out of West Virginia University in 1960.“I don’t feel old,” he said. “I feel really competitive. Sometimes you need to be challenged. I’ve kind of been defiant my whole life.”West continued to live in Los Angeles during his time with the Warriors and had coveted a return to the Lakers before Jeanie Buss hired Hall of Famer Magic Johnson to run that franchise. West’s arrival is not expected to diminish the authority of Doc Rivers, who serves as the team’s president of basketball operations as well as head coach.Word of West’s return to basketball in Los Angeles came hours after the Southern California News Group reported the Clippers were closing in on a deal to build a new arena in Inglewood, the city where West played, coached and served as general manager of the Lakers over the span of a 40-year career in purple and gold.West, whose silhouette makes up the NBA’s unmistakable logo, won an NBA title in 1972 and was a 14-time All-Star. He is credited for building the 1980s “Showtime” Lakers, and for luring Shaquille O’Neal to the Lakers and acquiring the draft rights to Kobe Bryant, the cornerstones of teams that won three straight titles in 2000-2002. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Just like Jerry West always hoped, his career has led him back to Los Angeles. It will just be with the Clippers, not the Lakers.West, 79, will join the Clippers in an advisory role similar to the one he has held with the Golden State Warriors since 2011. The Warriors won their second championship in three years on Tuesday and will celebrate with their parade through downtown Oakland on Thursday.An announcement of West’s new role is expected before the NBA draft on June 22.West told ESPN late Wednesday that he is “very intrigued” and that owner Steve Ballmer “is a winner and he wants to win.”last_img read more

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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball ramps up workouts but says he still can’t sprint or jump

first_imgBall said on Wednesday that he has not yet been able to jump or sprint.“When I can do those things hopefully I can get back on the court,” Ball said.Whether that will be before All-Star Weekend at Staples Center remains up in the air. Ball is scheduled to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge on Feb. 16, the first night of the weekend’s festivities.“It would be my first time ever experiencing All-Star,” Ball said. “So definitely I want to do it, but if my body won’t let me, I’ll just (watch).”The Lakers were hopeful Ball would be able to return for some games on their recent five-game trip. On Jan. 29, an off-day in Toronto, he increased his workload but pulled back when he felt pain in his knee.“We were on the court,” Ball said, “I was just pushing it, seeing how far I could go. Whatever did happen obviously aggravated it a little bit so we slowed it down.”He said he and the training staff come to an agreement about when to let off the gas. In the 10 days since, Ball said he has “definitely advanced” past the drills that limited him in Toronto.“That was the thing,” he said, “we took a little bit off and got right back to it. We’ve been progressing ever since.”Ball previously missed six games this season due to a sprained shoulder. The Lakers lost all six of those games, and the first two after he sprained his knee on Jan. 13 in Dallas.Since then, however, the Lakers have won seven of nine games, including three straight after Tuesday’s 112-93 victory over Phoenix.“Y’all just had to give us some time,” Ball said. “We’re a young team. We all came together for the first time. Now it’s kind of picking up.”Second-year forward Brandon Ingram has started the last three games at point guard, while rookie guard Josh Hart has moved into the starting lineup and posted three straight double-doubles.“They know what works,” Ball said. “Pace and defense. We’ve been doing that and that’s why they’ve been winning. As long as everybody plays together, we just stay in the locker room and don’t worry about all the trading and stuff that’s been going on, we should be OK.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I was on HoopsHype earlier today,” Kyle Kuzma teased. “There was rumors of him getting traded for a bag of peanuts or something. So that would be a good trade.”Ball, who spoke to reporters for the first time in more than three weeks, had a more diplomatic take.“The guys learned how to play without me,” said Ball, who is slowly adding to his workload in hopes of returning to the lineup before the All-Star break.Ball, the second overall pick in June’s draft, has missed 11 straight games with a sprained MCL and is progressing toward a return. Coach Luke Walton said the 20-year-old would try to progress on Wednesday to the “full-speed, non-contact” drills that would signal that he’s ready to return to practice.“He will try it,” Walton said. “If it hurts, then we will back him off obviously. There definitely will be no contact. The more we can get him doing, the more he can go game speed with stuff, the better that is.”center_img EL SEGUNDO — It’s a make and miss league, right? Well, the first eight games the Lakers played without Lonzo Ball sure made you miss him.Since then, however, the Lakers have settled into a nice rhythm without their rookie point guard, winning 11 of their last 15 games overall.The Lakers have been so good, in fact, that there’s a movement to trade the rookie star before Thursday’s noon deadline.Sort of.last_img read more

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Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. cheered in return to Staples Center to face Lakers

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It’s going to be a world of difference,” Nance said on Saturday. “Because … whether I was with the Lakers or the Cavs, playing the Clippers was still a road game. Tomorrow’s going to be the real one when the court’s all purple and gold and I’m not wearing it.”With Kevin Love still sidelined, Nance started at center against Brook Lopez. After missing a pair of jumpers to start the game, Nance was able to sneak into the paint for a one-handed dunk, hanging on the rim for emphasis.He finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Clarkson added four points in 16 minutes off the bench.“I’m not going to make it a big deal,” Clarkson said earlier in the weekend. “It’s another game, but definitely one that’s going to be fun to play in.”While players are frequently traded and match up with their former teams every night in the NBA, Sunday’s matchup had a somewhat different feel. Clarkson and Nance were both young role players unearthed with later draft picks and developed by the Lakers coaches. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In 2014, Clarkson was drafted 46th overall by Washington before being traded to the Lakers on draft night, while Nance was selected a year later with the 27th pick. They will be remembered as helping bridge the gap between eras, as two of the three players who suited up alongside Kobe Bryant and Lonzo Ball.Nance averaged 11.9 points and 8.5 rebounds in his first 11 games with the Cavs, while Clarkson has scored 13.3 points per game and shot 49.5 percent from the field.INGRAM OUT AGAINBrandon Ingram will miss at least the next two games as he continues to rehab from a strained left groin he suffered earlier this month in Miami. The second-year forward  has already missed five games with the injury.He was re-evalauted by the Lakers medical staff on Sunday, and while the team said he is “progressing well with his treatment,” he will be held out Tuesday against Denver and Wednesday in Golden State before meeting with doctors again on Thursday.The No. 2 overall pick in 2016, Ingram is averaging 16.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists while starting all 57 games he has appeared in. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs LOS ANGELES – The Cleveland Cavaliers were making their way into Staples Center on Sunday afternoon, when the door to the Lakers locker room swung open.  Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson, who had walked through that door hundreds of times in their careers strutted in“They stopped by on their way in,” Luke Walton said. He smiled and added: “Uninvited, but they stopped in. It was good to see them.”Despite Walton’s ribbing, the former Lakers were welcomed warmly in their return on Sunday — both by their former teammates and by fans, who cheered both players.Sunday’s matchup marked the first game between the Lakers and Cavs since a deadline day trade sent Nance and Clarkson to Cleveland for Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye.  While Nance competed in the dunk contest at Staples Center a week after the trade, and the Cavs played the Clippers on Friday, the experience two nights later was a new one.Related Articleslast_img read more

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2019 MLB Top Prospects: Updated prospect rankings for second half

first_imgBaseball’s youth movement shows no signs of slowing down. Not even midway through the 2019 season, around a third of our preseason Top 50 MLB prospects have graduated to the bigs. With so many rookies tearing up the majors (and fantasy baseball leagues), you can bet there will be plenty more call-ups who will have an impact the rest of the way. Regardless of your spot in the standings, that means potential waiver wire pickups and dynasty/keeper sleepers to target.Looking back at what we’ve already seen this year from first-year players, Mets first baseman Peter Alonso (preseason No. 47) has already smashed the club’s rookie single-season home run record and now has Aaron Judge’s big league mark in his sights. Seven other rookies have at least 11 bombs, and five members of the preseason Top 50 (No. 1 Vlad Guerrero Jr., No. 4 Fernando Tatis Jr., No. 5 Nick Senzel, No. 28 Alex Verdugo, and No. 43 Yordan Alvarez) are within striking distance of double-digit round-trippers. Alvarez in particular has been on fire this season, batting .333 with seven home runs through his first 12 big league games. Interested in sports betting? Tell us what YOU want from a mobile sportsbookOn the mound, preseason No. 32 Mike Soroka and preseason No. 40 Chris Paddack have led the way. Soroka sports an 8-1 record and 2.07 ERA through his first 13 starts, while Paddack has posted a 3.13 ERA and logged 73 Ks in 70.2 innings over 13 starts. Overall, six rookie hurlers have won at least six games, and eight rookie pitchers have made at least 10 starts while logging an ERA under 4.00.The second half might not see quite the same number of top prospects making their big league debuts, but there are at least 10 guys on the current Top 50 who should see major league action before 2019 is over.2019 MLB Top Prospects: Updated rankings for second half1. Wander Franco, SS, Tampa Bay2. MacKenzie Gore, LHP, San Diego3. Casey Mize, RHP, Detroit4. Jordan Adell, OF, Los Angeles Angels5. Jesus Luzardo, LHP, Oakland6. Bo Bichette, SS/2B, Toronto7. Forrest Whitley, RHP, Houston8. Luis Robert, OF, Chicago White9. Royce Lewis, SS, Minnesota10. Kyle Tucker, OF, HoustonMORE PROSPECTS: Top-10 second-half sleepers11. Michael Kopech, RHP, Chicago White Sox12. Keston Hiura, 2B, Milwaukee13. Sixto Sanchez, RHP, Miami14. Luis Urias, 2B, San Diego15. Brendan McKay, LHP/1B, Tampa Bay16. Carter Kieboom, SS, Washington17. Mitch Keller, RHP, Pittsburgh18. A.J. Puk, LHP, Oakland19. Gavin Lux, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers20. Jared Kelenic, OF, Seattle21. Alec Bohm, 3B, Philadelphia22. Nate Pearson, RHP, Toronto23. Cristian Pache, OF, Atlanta24. Alex Kirilloff, OF, Minnesota25. Taylor Trammell, OF, Cincinnati26. Matt Manning, RHP, Detroit27. Joey Bart, C, San Francisco28. Dylan Cease, RHP, Chicago White Sox29. Adrian Morejon, LHP, San Diego30. Brusdar Graterol, RHP, Minnesota31. Ian Anderson, RHP, Atlanta32. Keibert Ruiz, C, Los Angeles Dodgers33. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Baltimore34. Luis Patino, RHP, San Diego35. Hunter Greene, RHP, Cincinnati36. Triston McKenzie, RHP, Cleveland37. Matthew Liberatore, LHP, Tampa Bay38. Kyle Wright, RHP, Atlanta39. Deivi Garcia, RHP, New York Yankees40. Brent Honeywell, RHP, Tampa41. Nick Madrigal, 2B, Chicago White Sox42. Logan Gilbert, RHP, Seattle43. Julio Rodriguez, OF, Seattle44. DL Hall, LHP, Baltimore45. Vidal Brujan, 2B, Tampa Bay46. Dane Dunning, RHP, Chicago White Sox47. Justus Sheffield, LHP, Seattle48. Drew Waters, OF, Atlanta49. Dustin May, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers50. Sean Murphy, C, OaklandRisingMacKenzie Gore, LHP, San Diego (No. 2). Blisters slowed Gore last season, but he’s been healthy and has dominated in the hitter-friendly California League this year (1.23 ERA, 92/16 K/BB and only 30 hits allowed in 65.2 innings). With good command of four legitimate weapons (plus low-to-mid-90s fastball, plus curve, above-average slider, and solid changeup), Gore projects as a front-line starter.Casey Mize, RHP, Detroit (3). Despite going first overall in the 2018 draft, Mize wasn’t sharp either in his junior year at Auburn or during a brief five-start pro debut. Rested and with a full off-season of prep, Mize has been electric this year (0.92 ERA, 75/12 K/BB and only 42 hits allowed in 78 innings of High-A and Double-A). Mize’s plus splitter is a devastating weapon, but his mid-90s fastball and plus slider give him the tools of a No. 1 starter.Jordan Adell, OF, Los Angeles Angels (4). Adell missed almost two months this year due to hamstring and ankle injuries but he’s been on fire since returning from the injured list (.354 average with five HRs and four SBs in 21 games, mostly at Double-A). Barely 20, Adell just keeps getting better and looks like a guy who could hit 30 bombs and swipe 20 bags per year in the majors.Luis Robert, OF, Chicago White Sox (8). Before this year, injuries limited Robert to only 78 games in two seasons since signing out of Cuba. This season he’s been simply the best hitter in the minors (.353 average with 15 HRs and 21 SBs in 63 games, mostly at Double-A). Always an elite talent, Robert now appears close to realizing his potential as an All-Star center fielder with the ability to hit 25 home runs and steal 25 bags per season in the majors.Brendan McKay, LHP/1B, Tampa Bay (15). McKay continues to serve as a two-way player, but he’s developed into an elite pitching prospect who’s knocking on the door of the majors (1.22 ERA and 88/15 K/BB with only 38 hits allowed in 66.2 IP between Double-A and Triple-A). McKay’s stuff has improved as a pro (plus fastball, effective cutter, above-average curve, solid change), and his plus command, repeatable delivery, and impressive composure given him a chance to be a No. 2 starter in the bigs.Carter Kieboom, SS, Washington (16). Kieboom struggled in a brief big league call-up, but he’s only 21 and has done nothing but rake at Triple-A (.315 average with 11 HRs in 55 games). He may have to switch to second base, but his direct bat path, good plate discipline, and improved power should allow him to hit for power and average in the majors.Gavin Lux, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers (19). Lux looked like a high-quality prospect last season, but his first-half power surge (.310 average with 13 HRs in 63 games at Double-A) has vaulted him into potentially elite status. Lux has been more aggressive this season, which has resulted in an elevated number of strikeouts, but his plus bat speed and good lower half balance give him all-fields power and solid contact ability that should allow him to continue to be successful against more advanced pitching.Jared Kelenic, OF, Seattle (20). Kelenic is only in High-A, but he’s a polished hitter with plus raw power and solid plate discipline who should continue to succeed as he moves up levels. He’s been very consistent this season (.308 average with 13 HRs and 10 SBs in 60 games split between Low-A and High-A), and right now he reminds me of a young Michael Conforto with a better bat path.Alec Bohm, 3B, Philadelphia (21). Bohm got off to a slow start in pro ball after being picked third overall in last year’s draft, but he’s begun to justify the selection with a stellar 2019 campaign (.336 average and eight HRs in 65 games over three levels). Bohm has shown a more direct swing path this season, which has allowed him to tap into his plus raw power. If he can continue to refine his swing and his approach, he could be a 25-HR threat in the bigs.Nate Pearson, RHP, Toronto (22). Pearson missed almost all of 2018 due to injury, but he showed well in the Arizona Fall League and he’s been lights-out this season (1.89 ERA with a 66/8 K/BB and 29 hits allowed in 47.2 IP between High-A and Double-A). Pearson has good command of an overpowering fastball that reaches triple digits, a plus slider, and a solid change. He should be at least a No. 2 starter in the majors.FallingForrest Whitley, RHP, Houston (7). Whitley has some of the best stuff in the minors and looked great in spring training, but he’s been horrible in Triple-A and is now on the injured list with shoulder fatigue. He has front-line starter upside, but he’ll need to return to form and to health to regain his elite prospect status.Alex Kirilloff, OF, Minnesota (24). Kirilloff has been sidelined by a wrist injury, but even when he’s played he hasn’t looked like himself. At his best, he can hit for average while delivering 20-HR pop. This season, we’ve only seen brief glimpses of his plus bat speed and all-fields pop.Taylor Trammell, OF, Cincinnati (25). Trammell is currently on the injured list with a hamstring strain, but he’s looked overmatched at Double-A this season. Trammell has outstanding tools, including plus bat speed and good leverage in his swing, but his swing path and approach are inconsistent. He may take a few more years to reach his ceiling as a 280 hitter with 20-HR pop.Hunter Greene, RHP, Cincinnati (35). Greene has electric stuff, but he’s still more thrower than pitcher and now he’ll lose an entire year of development to Tommy John surgery. He’s an exceptional talent, but he has a long road to reach his potential as a front-line starter.Triston McKenzie, RHP, Cleveland (36). McKenzie has the stuff to be a No. 2 starter, but injury issues have slowed his rise and he hasn’t yet pitched this season due to a back strain. He’ll need to stay healthy to reach his potential or he’ll follow Carl Edwards Jr.’s path from skinny starter prospect to bullpen guy.Kyle Wright, RHP, Atlanta (38). Last year Wright became more consistent, improved his command, and put himself in position to compete for a big league rotation spot. This season his command regressed and he was demoted to Triple-A. With a big fastball and good four-pitch mix, Wright profiles as a No. 2 or 3, but he’ll need to throw more quality strikes to avoid a move to the bullpen.Brent Honeywell, RHP, Tampa (40). Honeywell missed 2018 due to Tommy John and now he’ll miss 2019 due to an elbow fracture. If he were healthy he might be a top-10 prospect, but two years lost to injury raises questions about his future.Dane Dunning, RHP, Chicago White Sox (46). Dunning had a dominant 2018 (2.71 ERA, 100/26 K/BB and only 77 hits allowed in 86.1 innings between High-A and Double-A), but he missed the end of the season due to an elbow sprain and finally underwent Tommy John surgery this year. He has the stuff to be a mid-rotation starter, but he’ll be 25 next ppring and won’t have much time to reestablish himself as a prospect.Justus Sheffield, LHP, Seattle (47). Sheffield has a plus fastball and one of the best sliders in the minors, but he’s been maddeningly inconsistent. One day he looks like an ace, the next day he loses his command and gets shelled. A preseason candidate for the Seattle rotation, he struggled this year at Triple-A and was demoted to Double-A, where’s he’s (temporarly?) rediscovered his mojo. He could regain consistency and rocket back up this list or continue to struggle and fall off it entirely.Yusniel Diaz, OF, Baltimore (Unranked). Diaz has the tools to be a quality big league hitter, but his mechanics have fallen apart since his trade to the Orioles and he’s showing little sign that he can regain his stroke. His swing path has flattened and his balance has gotten worse, which have increased his ground-ball rate and decreased his ability to drive balls to center and right.Graduated (Currently in the majors and/or exceeded rookie eligibility)Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., 3B, TorontoEloy Jimenez, OF, Chicago White SoxFernando Tatis, Jr., SS, San DiegoNick Senzel, 3B/2B/OF, CincinnatiFrancisco Mejia, C/OF, San DiegoBrendan Rodgers, SS, ColoradoVictor Robles, OF, WashingtonAlex Reyes, RHP, St. LouisAlex Verdugo, OF, Los Angeles DodgersMike Soroka, RHP, AtlantaTouki Toussaint, RHP, AtlantaJosh James. RHP, HoustonChris Paddack, RHP, San DiegoPeter Alonso, 1B, New York MetsYordan Alvarez, 1B, Houston Danny Jansen, C, TorontoDropped OutYusniel Diaz, OF, Baltimorelast_img read more

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NBA free agency rumors: Jabari Parker’s ‘market is still developing’

first_img NBA trade rumors: Heat have inquired about deal for Wizards’ Bradley Beal Jabari Parker remains a free agent.The 24-year-old forward’s market is “still developing,” according to a report from NBC Sports Washington. Since many have asked, I’m told the Wizards haven’t circled back to Jabari Parker at this point. His market is still developing. Have to wonder if the price will land somewhere the Wizards can justify. He’d be one of their 3-4 best players.— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) July 2, 2019The Wizards declined Parker’s option for 2019-20 and he reportedly was operating “with the expectation” he would not be returning to the team. But, Washington could consider bringing him back at the right price, the report says.Parker was sent from the Bulls to the Wizards before the trade deadline. He averaged 15 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 52.3% from the field in 25 games with Washington. Related News “I don’t think he’s reached the level he’s going to continue to get to,” Brooks said. “He’s been nothing but a great worker here. I don’t look at him as a ‘three’ or ‘four’ or ‘five,’ he’s a point player. He can play just about any position on the floor.”Parker was originally selected by the Bucks out of Duke with the second pick in the 2014 draft and he spent his first four NBA seasons with the team.center_img NBA free agency rumors: Wizards add another guard, sign Isaiah Thomas Parker said in late March he enjoyed his time in Washington.“It’s been playing (out) really good so far,” Parker told NBA.com. “I love being here, I love just the people around here. Just professionals, they treat you like an adult. They hold you accountable, and if you’re not doing it, you get rewarded or you don’t.“(Wizards coach Scott Brooks) has done a good job of implementing me, and I’m proud of that because I do more than just one thing, and it just feels good to get in those positions.”Brooks also praised Parker.last_img read more

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Auburn put men’s basketball program on double secret probation, report says

first_imgAuburn University secretly self-imposed a long list of sanctions against its men’s basketball program in the wake of assistant coach Chuck  Person’s arrest in September 2017, al.com reported Wednesday, bringing to light for the first time the internal actions against Bruce Pearl’s program.The extraordinary situation — a public university keeping secret athletic department disciplinary actions — is unique not only for its clandestine nature but also the severity of the self-imposed sanctions. Chuck Person was so broke he started taking bribes in NCAA recruiting scandal, his lawyers say Auburn did not conduct recruiting of any kind from September 2017 to April 2018, Auburn athletics told AL.com: no official visits or unofficial visits by prospective players, no contacts or phone calls to any recruits during that time.Consider the context: While Auburn was making a run to its first NCAA Tournament since 2003, a time when basketball programs try to leverage their success, Pearl and his staff were not doing any recruiting. Related News Auburn gives coach Bruce Pearl 5-year extension after Final Four run Former Auburn assistant Chuck Person avoids prison in recruiting corruption case Per al.com on Wednesday: Requests for interviews with Pearl, compliance director Rich McGlynn and athletic director Allen Greene were denied. The university’s Office of the General Counsel didn’t respond to a request for official documents pertaining to the sanctions.Following up directly with Pearl, al.com reported he responded via text: “If it’s OK with you, I’m leaving those subjects alone and refer you to compliance.”It’s difficult to assess the impact the sanctions had on the program, but anecdotally, Auburn, which advanced to the 2019 Final Four, didn’t have any true freshmen, who would’ve been recruited during the cycle of the sanctions, on last season’s roster, despite reportedly having multiple open scholarships. The program is no longer under any self-imposed sanctions.Person was sentenced last month to community service during two years of supervised release, avoiding prison time for his role in a wide-ranging bribery scandal that rocked college basketball and led Auburn to hold players Danjel Purifoy and Austin Wiley out for the entire 2017-18 season.Auburn sought to distance itself from Person’s actions in a victim impact statement to the federal court, saying it still faces the potential for NCAA sanctions because of Person. Pearl has publicly reiterated that expectation, too.last_img read more

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Husref Musemić is the new coach of FC ‘Sarajevo’

first_imgAfter lengthy negotiations, Husref Musemić will become a new coach of football club Sarajevo.He’ll officially be presented at press conference which will be held tomorrow in the premises of the club.One of the most successful BiH strategists will try to improve the game of Sarajevo, especially in guest matches, since Sarajevo’s last won match was in September 2012 in Trebinje.In 2005, Musemić won the BiH Cup with Sarajevo, and besides Sarajevo he coached Đerzelez Zenica, Čelik and Olimpic.last_img read more

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Ramić Won the Golden Medal in Styria Championship in Jiu Jitsu

first_imgB&H fighter Alen Ramić won the golden medal in the absolute category at the Styria Open Championship in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Kapfenberg.Ramić was free in the first round, and in the semi finals and finals had opponents.“The tournament was hard, and this is the first gold medal from the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu this year, and for me this is a big challenge and motivation. My wish is to acquire enough knowledge and next year to participate in the World Championship in Jiu Jitsu. I have never been a world champion, but I have won various international and European Jiu Jitsu Cups”, said Ramić for Agency Fena.He added that for two months has been preparing for this tournament and that this represent a preparatory tournament for performances in Salzburg, Graz and Split which will be organized next month.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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Adnan Zahirović to continue his Career in Israel ?

first_imgAfter the incident in Bochum, former national team player of B&H, Adnan Zahirović, will continue his career in Israel, more specifically in a local premier league club Hapoel Akko.Mediator in the transfer was Zahirović’s former teammate from FC Čelik, Emir Hadžić, who was wearing jersey of this club during the last season.Zahirović will be joining training sessions of the new club in the following days. Besides Bochum, a former national team player of B&H played for Dinamo Minsk, Spartak Nalchik and FC Čelik.He performed 20 times for national team of B&H, but after the historical match in Lithuania he lost his status as national team member due to the bad status he had in Bochum. (Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Almir Kapic is the World Champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

first_imgAlmir Kapic, the BiH Jiu Jitsu fighter, became the world champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the open division at the competition “Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2016”, which was held in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Also, Kapic was the Vice Champion of the world in the ultra-heavy weight division.Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art in which the fight is mostly taking place on the ground in order to obtain a dominant position, with the use of levers on arms, shoulders, legs or neck compression.This sport arose by modifying the Japanese Jiu Jitsu by the Gracie family.(Source: svjetlo-dunjaluka.com)last_img read more

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