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Jrue Holiday: New Orleans Pelicans in talks to trade veteran guard | NBA News

first_imgJrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans defends against DeMar DeRozan of the San Antonio Spurs as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on August 9, 2020 at The Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Image:Jrue Holiday is considered to be one of the NBA’s elite defensive players Under new coach Stan Van Gundy, the Pelicans are expected to build around the young core of Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. Trading Holiday could allow them to get another young player or two for the long term and also shed salary.Holiday, 30, has two years and about $52 million left on a five-year, $131.8 million deal he signed with the Pelicans in July 2017. In 61 games last season, he averaged 19.1 points, 6.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds a game – all above his career averages of 15.9 points, 6.4 assists and 3.9 rebounds. He has played 713 career games (640 starts) with the Philadelphia 76ers (2009-13) and Pelicans.- Advertisement – Want to watch even more of the NBA and WNBA but don’t have Sky Sports? Get the Sky Sports Action and Arena pack, click here. – Advertisement – Last month, he won the NBA’s 2019-20 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award.Presented annually since 2012-13 and voted on by the players, the award “recognises the player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on-and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to (the) team,” according to a league press release.The Pelicans finished the season 30-42. Head coach Alvin Gentry was fired after the team failed to make the playoffs.- Advertisement – The New Orleans Pelicans are involved in talks to trade veteran guard Jrue Holiday, according to US reports.The Athletic said on Wednesday that “several contending teams are pursuing” Holiday in a trade.- Advertisement –last_img read more

JWP backs Shaw to stick around

first_imgHighly sought-after Luke Shaw has no intention of leaving Southampton this month, according to team-mate James Ward-Prowse, who believes there is nowhere better for a young player to be right now. Teenage left-back Shaw is the latest potential star and is attracting a lot of interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea. However, the 18-year-old has no intention of jumping ship any time soon and Ward-Prowse, himself only 19, believes St Mary’s is the best place for him. “Obviously there is a little bit of banter flying around about the headlines, but that is just normal in football,” the midfielder told Press Association Sport. “His feet are on the ground, his head at the right place at the moment and he put in a great performance against Arsenal. “He is settled, that is the main thing. You can see the fans love him as well, which is a good thing. This is the best club to be at, at the moment.” While Shaw is set to remain at St Mary’s, the same cannot be said for club-record signing Dani Osvaldo. Signed to much fanfare from Roma in the summer, the Italy international has failed to impress at St Mary’s and looks to be on his way out after an altercation with team-mate Jose Fonte. The incident saw Saints – not for the first time in 2014 – make the wrong kind of headlines, but Ward-Prowse says team morale has not been hit. “It hasn’t really affected us in a bad way,” he said. “I think the camaraderie in the camp and everyone’s positivity has resulted in us ignoring those off-the-field issues. “Like you saw against Arsenal and against Yeovil at the weekend, our performances have not been affected.” So impressive was Saints’ display against the Gunners on Tuesday that the players left the field disappointed to have only taken a point. Fonte put Saints deservedly ahead during an impressive first-half display, only for quick-fire goals from Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla to turn the match on its head soon after half-time. Adam Lallana’s strike ensured a point but, given Mathieu Flamini was sent off late on, it was a chance missed for Saints. “I think in the end it was a good point,” Ward-Prowse added. “All the lads are disappointed to lose out to two goals early in the second half, but we fought back and showed great spirit. “It was frustrating and we outplayed them in the first half. We stuck in there, showed character and got a point.” Saints’ focus on home-grown talent is well documented, with eight British players featuring in Tuesday’s frenetic 2-2 draw with league leaders Arsenal. Five of those progressed through the club’s much-vaunted youth system, which in recent years has produced the likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Cubs coach details harrowing coronavirus fight

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy is recovering from a severe case of COVID-19 that had him quarantined for 30 days. Auriemma said he’s planning as if there will be a college basketball season but is not sure that will happen. “How are certain teams going to come here and play if they come from a state that’s been severely impacted? I don’t know,” he said.___The Russian soccer league says another game involving FC Orenburg has been called off following an outbreak of coronavirus at the club.The league says the regional public health body did not sign off on Orenburg hosting Ural Yekaterinburg. Orenburg already forfeited a game on Saturday against FC Krasnodar.The league says 10 people at Orenburg have been confirmed to have the virus. The club said last week that six players and two staff members had tested positive. All of the league’s 26 teams are sequestered in hotels in advance of the tournament played without fans at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World. The tournament opens next week.___The Kansas City Royals have launched what they are calling a “Fanbassador” program in which up to 500 fans may purchase a plastic cutout of their likeness for $40 apiece that will be displayed in a seat at Kauffman Stadium during the abbreviated 2020 season.A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Royals Respond Fund, an effort to support Kansas City-area nonprofits that are focused on food insecurity amid the coronavirus pandemic.The idea of putting fan likenesses inside stadiums began in Germany when soccer resumed, and other baseball franchises like the Oakland A’s have proposed the same idea. Season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase their likenesses. The Latest: Cubs coach details harrowing coronavirus fight There was no mention of any plan to reschedule the game.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img July 1, 2020 ___Six FC Dallas players have tested positive for COVID-19 since arriving in Florida for the resumption of MLS play, after every member of the team’s traveling party was negative in league-mandated testing before departing Dallas last Saturday.The team said Wednesday that two players tested positive after arriving in Orlando and were immediately isolated from teammates and FC Dallas coaches and staff, and other MLS clubs and staffs. After more league testing, four more FC Dallas players tested positive.After consultation with MLS medical officials, FC Dallas took proactive steps to isolate the newly affected players as well as all FC Dallas players and staff that are in Florida. All members of the club’s delegation will remain quarantined in their hotel rooms pending the results of further COVID-19 testing.The league says no other team has been in contact with the FC Dallas delegation since its arrival. The 38-year-old Hottovy broke down Wednesday as he detailed a harrowing ordeal during a conference call. The Cubs resume workouts Friday for the first time since Major League Baseball shut down camps on March 12.Hottovy is in his second season as the Cubs’ pitching coach. The former major leaguer said he experienced fevers, breathing trouble and an increased heart rate. The symptoms worsened at night, making it difficult to sleep.Because he didn’t want his wife and young children to catch the virus, Hottovy isolated himself in a spare bedroom at home. He struggled during one Zoom meeting with pitchers, and manager David Ross took over for him.Things got so bad that Hottovy spent eight hours at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on the 12th day he was sick. He finally tested negative about two weeks ago.Hottovy said he’s still weakened from the illness. He considered opting out of the season while he was sick but decided against that. ___UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is asking for help from Congress to get foreign students, including athletes, back to campus.The Huskies have three foreign players on their roster this year: Anna Makurat, a sophomore from Poland; Nika Muhl, a freshman from Croatia, and Aaliyah Edwards, a freshman from Ontario, Canada.The Hall of Fame coach says all three are experiencing issues getting into the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic and he doesn’t know if any of them will be back with the rest of the team on July 26. Auriemma questions why professional athletes have been allowed back from overseas, but not college athletes.“We started asking questions like, ‘Why is that?’” Auriemma said. “We’ve got some really good people in Washington, D.C., looking into how to do that for international students, not just athletes but kids that have enrolled here, gone to school. What is the issue here? Why can’t we get that resolved?”last_img read more

Lofaians Petition Gladys Beyan for Senatorial Race

first_imgTo enhance her chance of winning the upcoming senatorial race, a cross section of Lofians at home and abroad  have petitioned one of their outstanding daughters to contest for that prestigious seat at the National Legislature.Authorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) have scheduled the special senatorial election for October this year. The exercise will accordingly, take place in all the 15 counties.In their petition to Gladys, copy of which is in possession of this newspaper, the Lofaians have acted in solidarity with  women’s participation in politics, and decision-making, thus encouraging Mrs. Beyan to officially contest during the October midterm election for Lofa County.Mrs. Beyan was a presidential candidate in the last election, standard bearer of the Grassroots Democratic Party of Liberia (GDPL).Over the years, she is said to have contributed in several other ways to the development of the Lofa County, including her participation in the 2011 Presidential race, lobby for the building of roads to connect major towns in Zorzor and Salayea, reconciling and maintaining peace and unity among the Lorma, Kpelle and Mandingo tribes.The senatorial aspirant also lobbied for and provided vacation jobs for Lofa students in the county and Monrovia, and assist the Curran Lutheran Hospital to receive a Government subsidy.  She is also a contributor to the welfare of Lofa University students, including the provision of scholarships.Meanwhile, Madam Gladys G.Y. Beyan is the founder and political leader of the GDPL.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more