Archive for the ‘NBA’ Category

That 617 Life Podcast: Pats are 6-0 and a surprising discovery about the NBA

Friday, October 11th, 2019

The 617 Life crew of Shanda Foster, Cerrone Battle and Leroy Irvin react to the undefeated Patriots dispatching the Giants and something surprising about the NBA and NFL. The crew react to the Patriots win over the New York Giants, Antonio Brown expressing his desire to return to the Patriots and they discuss Rob Gronkowski's much talked about on-air debut as an NFL analyst 10:48 - Cold Cuts and Hot Takes: Cerrone goes off about the strength of the Patriots schedule and how fans waited until they were 6-0 to start pointing out how easy the schedule has been.

Are Critics of the NBA on China Hypocrites?

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Progressives, African Americans, and younger fans were most supportive of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who chose to kneel during the national anthem; conservatives, whites, and older fans were most critical. In the eyes of conservatives, kneeling during the anthem was disrespectful to the flag and to the country, regardless of the motive. The objections were separate from the debate about the prevalence of police brutality and racism — although kneeling defenders no doubt had their suspicions.

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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Kipchoge's team announce 0815 start for sub-two hour marathon attempt Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge's attempt to run an historic but unofficial sub-two hour marathon will take place at 0815 local time (0615 GMT) on Saturday in a bid to attract a bigger crowd, race organisers said on Friday. The provisional start time had been set at between 0500 and 0900 local time for the world record holder's attempt to break the two-hour barrier. Tsitsipas downs Djokovic in Shanghai, qualifies for ATP Finals Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas battled back from a set down to defeat top seed Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-3 in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Friday for his first victory over a reigning world number one.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Kipchoge's team announce 0815 start for sub-two hour marathon attempt Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge's attempt to run an historic but unofficial sub-two hour marathon will take place at 0815 local time (0615 GMT) on Saturday in a bid to attract a bigger crowd, race organisers said on Friday. The provisional start time had been set at between 0500 and 0900 local time for the world record holder's attempt to break the two-hour barrier. Tsitsipas downs Djokovic in Shanghai, qualifies for ATP Finals Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas battled back from a set down to defeat top seed Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-3 in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Friday for his first victory over a reigning world number one.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Excited China fans cheer NBA game despite row over Hong Kong tweet Thousands of Chinese fans cheered and clapped through an NBA exhibition game in Shanghai on Thursday after days of controversy and online vitriol over a now-deleted tweet by a team manager backing anti-China protests in Hong Kong. The crowd waved Chinese flags in the arena before the game started, but the packed stands gave the players a huge welcome on court and shouted enthusiastically throughout the game.

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Thursday, October 10th, 2019

NBA Shanghai game still scheduled amid Hong Kong free speech backlash The National Basketball Association (NBA) is pressing ahead with a exhibition game Thursday evening in Shanghai, despite backlash against the league from China after a Houston Rockets executive's tweet supporting Hong Kong protests. The NBA on Thursday published a post on Chinese social networking platform Weibo promoting the match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets, accompanied by a short clip featuring star players LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, October 5th, 2019

American Muhammad breaks own world record to win 400m hurdles American Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record to win the women's 400 metres hurdles at the world championships with a time of 52.16 seconds on Friday, edging out compatriot Sydney McLaughlin in a gripping race. The 29-year-old Muhammad, the 2016 Olympic champion, crossed the finish line 0.04 seconds faster than her previous world record set in July. NHL roundup: Caps' Samsonov beats Isles in debut Goaltender Ilya Samsonov made 25 saves to win his NHL debut as the Washington Capitals spoiled the New York Islanders' season opener with a 2-1 victory Friday night in Uniondale, N.Y. T.J. Oshie and Jakub Vrana scored for the Capi...

Wizards name Tommy Sheppard GM, part of front office redo

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard is losing his interim tag as part of an organizational restructuring that includes hires from outside the NBA. Changes announced Monday are part of the new leadership team for Monumental Basketball, a fledgling collective composed of the Wizards, Washington Mystics, Capital City Go-Go and Wizards District Gaming. Sheppard, a 25-year veteran of the NBA, had been serving as the Wizards' interim GM after president Ernie Grunfeld was fired late in the regular season, overseeing the team's draft and free agency.

Ex-Patriots DE Richard Seymour tweets a little shade at Patriots in praising the NBA

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Richard Seymour made news for his poker-playing prowess this week and, as he approaches the 10-year anniversary of his stunning trade from the Patriots to the Oakland Raiders, he drew a comparison to the hand he was dealt with at the time of his trade and the way the NBA's crazy offseason has unfolded. In one of the best examples of Bill Belichick's unsentimental way of doing business with his personnel, Seymour, a five-time Pro Bowl selection about to turn 30, was shipped to the Oakland Raiders on Sept. Seymour went from a team that had gone 77-19 and won three Super Bowls the previous six seasons to one whose glory days had faded in going 24-72 in that same span.

Why Trump Used a Megan Rapinoe Tweet to Go Off on the NBA

Friday, June 28th, 2019

On Wednesday morning, President Trump fired off a tweet thread that was ostensibly about U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who's currently competing in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Rapinoe had been asked if she'd attend the traditional White House coronation that comes after an American sports team wins a championship, and she forcefully responded that she would not. Trump answered back with the usual bluster, but his tweet also contained a peculiar, unrelated nugget: that the NBA dropped the term "owner." The origin of that random aside has a bit of a winding history.