Archive for the ‘Portland Trail Blazers’ Category

Both out for a year, Carmelo Anthony reacts to Marshawn Lynch’s return

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

After Monday night's Trail Blazers game, veteran forward Carmelo Anthony was asked about Marshawn Lynch's return to the field. Obviously he must've wanted to come back. He walked away from it, you know, when he wanted to walk away from it… Now he's deciding to come back, so obviously he's made peace with that decision of being away from the game and coming back.

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are dejected fans

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

A free weekend day in the world of NBA players is rare, but the Portland Trail Blazers found themselves with one while staying in Phoenix waiting for Monday's game against the Suns. This same weekend, it turned out the Cleveland Browns were in town to play the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Trail Blazers guard and Ohio native CJ McCollum rented out a suite to watch his favorite NFL franchise on the road.

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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Kendrick will return to the World Series champions for $6.25 million with a mutual option for 2021. NBA notebook: Portland reportedly will guarantee Anthony's deal The Portland Trail Blazers will change Carmelo Anthony's contract into a guaranteed deal, ESPN reported Thursday. Anthony signed a non-guaranteed, one-year, $2.15 million deal upon joining the team last month but his production has fast-speeded the decision.

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. The Davis Cup Finals schedule was thrown into chaos on Wednesday as, for the second day running, the challenge of fitting in six ties in a day at La Caja Magica proved almost impossible. Tuesday's action concluded with Spain completing victory over Russia just before 2 a.m. (0100 GMT) local time and Wednesday's programme went even later.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Maple Leafs fire head coach Babcock The Toronto Maple Leafs fired Mike Babcock on Wednesday and promoted Sheldon Keefe from their AHL franchise to take over head coaching duties. Babcock, 56, was in his fifth season the Maple Leafs, posting a 173-133-45 regular-season record and an 8-12 mark in three postseason appearances. Toronto is 9-10-4 this season and is winless in its past six games (0-5-1), its longest losing streak since an 0-5-1 stretch from Feb. 27-March 7, 2016.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Burnett was injured in Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers not long after he returned an interception 43 yards. He came up limping late in the first half after a non-contact play. NBA roundup: Pelicans dump Blazers in Anthony's debut Jrue Holiday had 22 points and 10 assists as the host New Orleans Pelicans spoiled Carmelo Anthony's debut by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 115-104 on Tuesday night.

Derek Carr comforts Damian Lillard with promise of Raiders playoff run

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard made the wrong kind of history Friday night, but Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was there for him with an intriguing proposition. Lillard, an Oakland native and a massive Raiders fan, wasn't happy Portland lost in his 60-point effort. When Carr gave the point guard props for his performance on Twitter, Lillard quickly shifted the conversation to the surprising Silver and Black.

Blazers star Damian Lillard believes Josh Jacobs will be ‘Raider great’

Monday, October 7th, 2019

And recently, he gave some much-deserved love to rookie running back Josh Jacobs: Jacobs told the media after Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Chicago Bears that he wanted to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, so it appears they're both on the same page. The Raiders' young tailback totaled 143 yards and two touchdowns in London and he's not going anywhere. Week after week, he has proven himself to be more than just a piece of the Khalil Mack trade.

Are the Titans and Blazers best friends?

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

The Tennessee Titans have a large following in Oregon thanks to their starting quarterback, former Oregon Ducks star Marcus Mariota. But the rest of the roster might be working on connecting with the fan base in Rip City. How?

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala: Stephen Curry, Draymond Green are NBA’s version of Patriots’ Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski

Monday, May 20th, 2019

His connection with superstar Stephen Curry has brought a large comparison by Andre Iguodala, who is questionable for Game 4, to the NFL's dynasty of the New England Patriots and their superstars. From Marcus Thompson II at The Athletic: “They're Brady and Gronk,” Andre Iguodala said of Curry and Green after the game. The black version.