Archive for the ‘Brooklyn Nets’ Category

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, October 28th, 2019

The 38-year-old Swiss has now won 103 singles titles in his career and the record win in Basel - where he once acted as a ball boy - was the second time he had won a tournament 10 times after achieving the feat in Halle in June. NBA roundup: Grizz sink Nets on Crowder's buzzer-beater Jae Crowder drained a 3-pointer as time expired in overtime to lift the host Memphis Grizzlies to a 134-133 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Brooklyn appeared poised to record its second win in three outings after Memphis rookie Ja Morant failed to connect with Kyle Anderson on an inbounds pass with 8.1 seconds left.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Courage NWSL title caps explosive year in women's soccer The North Carolina Courage thrashed the Chicago Red Stars for a second consecutive NWSL championship on Sunday, capping a significant year of change for women's soccer in the United States. Interest in the sport has increased thanks to the U.S. national team's record-extending fourth World Cup victory, a lawsuit against the governing body for gender discrimination and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the horizon.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime said on Thursday that he has been forced to withdraw from the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan next month after injuring his ankle and would look to return in time for the Davis Cup Finals. Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor plans to return to the UFC octagon in Las Vegas on Jan. 18, he told a media conference in Moscow on Thursday, against an opponent he declined to name.

Alibaba co-founder Tsai will buy full control of NBA Nets

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Joseph Tsai, co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has made a deal to purchase full control of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets from Russian businessman Mikhail Prokhorov, the club announced Friday. The Nets said Prokhorov has made an agreement with the Taiwanese-Canadian businessman to sell the Barclays Center arena and his 51 percent controling interest in the Nets. Tsai bought 49 percent of the Nets last year for $1 billion, with the chance to purchase more shares before the start of the 2021-22 campaign.

AP sources: Alibaba exec to buy Nets, arena for $3.4 billion

Friday, August 16th, 2019

In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday. Joe Tsai already had purchased 49 percent of the team from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov in 2018, with the option to become controlling owner in 2021. Instead, he pushed up that timeline for full ownership of a team on the rise after signing superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in July.

AP sources: Alibaba exec to buy Nets, arena for $3.4 billion

Friday, August 16th, 2019

In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday. Joe Tsai already had purchased 49 percent of the team from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov in 2018, with the option to become controlling owner in 2021. Instead, he pushed up that timeline for full ownership of a team on the rise after signing superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in July.

Alibaba co-founder Tsai set to own all of NBA Nets: reports

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Joseph Tsai, co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is expected to purchase full control of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets from Russian businessman Mikhail Prokhorov, according to multiple reports Thursday. The New York Post, New York Times and ESPN reported a deal is close to completion that would have the Taiwanese-Canadian businessman buy the remaining 51 percent of the club he doesn't currently own. Tsai bought 49 percent of the Nets last year for $1 billion, with the chance to purchase more shares before the 2021-22 campaign began.

Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie Wears Colin Kaepernick-Inspired Shoes vs. Warriors

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie showed his support for Colin Kaepernick with a pair of custom tennis shoes for Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors. Dinwiddie's footwear displayed the words "With Kap" across the top of his shoes and a picture of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the side. The shoes also featured the 49ers' gold and scarlet color combo.