West Bromwich Albion have suffered a fairly disappointing opening half to the Premier League season which led to the dismissal of manager Alan Irvine who managed only 4 wins in his 19 games in charge. His inexperience as a manager prompted the clubs decision to hire tried and tested Tony Pulis. With the club hoping that his track record of never suffering relegation in his career will ensure their survival just as he did in the 2013/14 season at Crystal Palace.
Nobody hates standing around in locker rooms more than basketball reporters. But if the player you are seeking to interview is not there when the media is allowed inside for a 30-minute pre-game access period, you know what you have to do? Wait around. Same thing post-game. If a guy is taking a shower, or getting treatment, or lifting weights … you stand around and wait. It is part of the job, it is somewhat demeaning, and I can see how it
Why is the trade deadline different from all other nights of the year? It’s not. The West just got tougher. In the East, where there’s no life-or-death importance attached to getting better, the top teams sat this one out while the bad teams—your Knicks and 76ers—dumped, shut down or otherwise disposed of their best players in order to tank more definitively. [Read more…]
The NBA trading deadline is slightly more than 24 hours away. And while the feeling is that there will be some deals, many teams made their biggest moves some time ago. The deadline has become about far more than acquiring players. It is just as much about stockpiling assets such as draft picks and expiring contracts or unloading players with long-term deals. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of veteran players who have either partial or no guarantees on
BROOKLYN — Andrew Wiggins will “most likely” play for Team Canada in this summer’s FIBA-Americas Olympic qualifying tournament, a huge piece of positive news for a Canadian federation that has been hoping and praying that the NBA’s most exciting rookie will play for his national team. Wiggins gave me the “most likely” quote as he warmed up for the Rising Stars challenge Friday night at the Barclay’s Center. When I pressed him and asked it he was 100 percent in, he hedged
The Sprite Dunk Contest has been the headline maker for many seasons, but in 2015, it’s fair to say it is the Three-Point Contest that is the more exciting event. Amidst a campaign that has showcased several all-time great shooting performances from long distance, and features two conference-leading teams that live by the three, it is the long ball showdown that will be most worth watching. The excitement starts with Kyle Korver, the late-addition All-Star who leads the NBA in three-point
Although the NBA season is in full swing and it is some time until the draft comes along, we have decided to take a look at some of the worst draft deals of this Millennium. So let us inspect the flops made by basketball franchises since 2000. [Read more…]
The Cavaliers vs. Suns game went down on Tuesday, which features top players like LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, and with David Blatt coaching the Cavs. In the game, Love spent the fourth quarter on the bench. [Read more…]