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Stotts agrees to multiyear extension with Blazers – ESPN

Stotts agrees to multiyear extension with Blazers – ESPN

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. 5:38 PM ETThe Portland Trail Blazers and head coach Terry Stotts have agreed to a multiyear contract extension.The Blazers announced the extension Tuesday but did not disclose terms.The deal was announced one day after the Golden State Warriors swept Portland in the Western Conference finals. It was the Blazers' first trip to the conference finals since 2000.Portland surged to its most successful season in nearly two decades despite losing starting center Jusuf Nurkic to a fractured leg on March 25.Stotts just completed his seventh season as the Blazers' coach and has guided Portland to six consecutive playoff appearances.Stotts, 61, is 325-249 in his seven seasons with Portland and owns a career record of 440-417 in parts of 11 seasons with the Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Haw...
Showalter? Baker? Where Mets could turn if Callaway must go – New York Post

Showalter? Baker? Where Mets could turn if Callaway must go – New York Post

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. Mickey Callaway is still the Mets’ manager for many reasons. The most important, though, has nothing to do with his likability, wealth of pitching knowledge or even ownership’s distaste for eating around the $1.7 million he is owed through next year. Callaway’s greatest defense is simply, if not him, who? If your knee-jerk response is some form of “anyone would be better,” then let’s at least go through the exercise of what is available and plausible. The first consideration is always inward. It was posited from Jim Riggleman’s offseason hiring as bench coach that he had two responsibilities: 1) Help make Callaway a better manager in 2019 than his 2018 debut and 2) replace him if responsibility No. 1 did not go well. But if the Mets wanted to d...
The Blazers have no cap space and will lose free agents. Here’s how they get better – SB Nation

The Blazers have no cap space and will lose free agents. Here’s how they get better – SB Nation

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. After the Trail Blazers were swept out of the Western Conference Finals, a disappointing ending to an otherwise fantastic season, Damian Lillard offered this offseason approach to Yahoo!’s Chris Haynes: “We just have to continue to improve with the guys we have,” Lillard said. “And then if it presents itself where we can get some guys in that can maybe take us to the next level, then look at that. I think that’s all we can do.” The Trail Blazers aren’t in the market to sign a max free agent, but they are in the market to improve on their most successful season since 2000. With Lillard and the Trail Blazers in talks to agree to a supermax contract extension, according to Haynes, Portland doesn’t plan on going anywhere any time soon. The We...
Antonio Brown tweets ‘two face’ after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger apologizes for dissing him – Fox News

Antonio Brown tweets ‘two face’ after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger apologizes for dissing him – Fox News

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. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger apologized to former teammate Antonio Brown for comments he made during last season about the wide receiver’s performance in a Week 12 game.Roethlisberger admitted in an interview with CBS Pittsburgh he deserved the heat he was getting for the comments he made about Brown, in which he criticized his route running in the loss against the Denver Broncos. The loss dropped the Steelers to 7-3-1.PITTSBURGH STEELERS' ANTONIO BROWN CALLS EX-TEAMMATE-TURNED-ANALYST 'UNCLE TOM' AFTER CRITICISM“I took some heat and deservedly so for some of the comments on that show and especially towards him,” Roethlisberger said. “I genuinely feel bad about that and I'm sorry. Did I go too far after that Denver game? Probably.” ...
Source – Patriots, Edelman reach 2-year extension – ESPN

Source – Patriots, Edelman reach 2-year extension – ESPN

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. 12:45 PM ETFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots have signed star receiver Julian Edelman to a two-year contract extension that includes an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million in guaranteed money, a source told ESPN on Tuesday.The extension through the 2021 season includes $19 million in "new" money, and gives the 32-year-old Edelman, the MVP of Super Bowl LIII, a chance to finish his career where it started.The extension was first reported Tuesday by NFL Network.Edelman was scheduled to earn a base salary of $2 million in 2019. He also had a chance to earn a $500,000 workout bonus, $375,000 in roster bonuses and other incentives for this season.Yards*HOFJerry Rice2,245YesJulian Edelman1,412?Michael Irvin1,315Yes* Postseason receiving yardsAfter missing the first four game...
En Route to Fifth Straight Finals, Warriors Show They’re the Greatest Comeback Team in NBA History – Sports Illustrated

En Route to Fifth Straight Finals, Warriors Show They’re the Greatest Comeback Team in NBA History – Sports Illustrated

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Lakers’ Vogel – Not looking over shoulder at Kidd – ESPN

Lakers’ Vogel – Not looking over shoulder at Kidd – ESPN

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. 10:15 AM ETOhm YoungmisukCloseESPN Staff WriterOhm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Follow him on Twitter »  Ohm's chat archive »Dave McMenaminCloseESPN Staff WriterLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel called new assistant coach Jason Kidd "an incredible asset" and said he's not going to worry about looking over his shoulde...
Steph and Seth Curry’s parents did not have fun watching them face off in NBA conference final – CBS News

Steph and Seth Curry’s parents did not have fun watching them face off in NBA conference final – CBS News

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. The Golden State Warriors are headed back to the NBA finals, after completing a sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in overtime, making them just the second team in NBA history to make five consecutive finals appearances. The series also marked another milestone – the first time siblings have faced off in a NBA conference final. Warriors star Steph Curry competed against his younger brother Seth Curry. It's a situation that left the Curry family a house divided. While the brothers battled on the hardwood, their proud parents watched nervously from the crowd. "Is there any room for fun here?" a reporter asked their father, who replied, "No not at all she's very stressed," referring to their mother.  "We thought it would be a lot of fun, it's not so much f...
Did Magic Johnson do more to destroy Lakers before or after he quit? – SB Nation

Did Magic Johnson do more to destroy Lakers before or after he quit? – SB Nation

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. Good news for Lakers fans who root for the laundry regardless of who wears it: Magic Johnson found a pile of dirty laundry for you, and he’s apparently going to air out all of it. He took time away from his busy schedule tweeting draft ESPN crawl sentences to go on ESPN’s First Take and accuse his successor Rob Pelinka of high treason. Magic told Stephen A. Smith and, well, the world that he left the Lakers because Pelinka was telling outsiders how little Magic actually worked as the president of basketball operations. Also, Magic bemoaned the fact that being president of basketball operations for the Lakers restricted his ability to go to the movies on Sunday nights. So ... it seems like Sports Chris Traeger had a point. Magic says Pelinka backstabbed him after they came i...
Peak Stephen Curry was unleashed in the Western Conference finals – ESPN

Peak Stephen Curry was unleashed in the Western Conference finals – ESPN

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. 4:52 AM ETPORTLAND, Ore. -- There is no award for most valuable player of the conference finals. If there were, there's a good chance Draymond Green would've won it for his play with the Golden State Warriors in their sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers.His defense was just sensational. His playmaking was at the highest levels he has maybe ever shown, nearly averaging a triple-double at 16.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists. He ran the floor like a point guard. And he hit the game-winning shot in overtime of Game 4, a clutch 3-pointer in the 119-117 win that clinched the Western Conference finals on Monday night.Most PPG in a 4-game sweep (NBA Playoff History)SERIESPLAYERPPG2019 Conf. finalsStephen Curry36.52002 NBA FinalsShaquille O'Neal36.32017 Conf. semisLeBron James36.02001 Co...