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Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017|7:35 p.m.
. The San Antonio Stars remain in settlements to be sold and relocated, and a person with knowledge of the situation informs The Associated Press the purchaser is based in Las Vegas.
The team announced the discussions on Thursday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the group nor the WNBA have actually divulged details about the purchaser.
“Settlements with a possible buyer of destiny group are continuous,” WNBA representative Dina Skokos said in a declaration. “Once those conversations are concluded, we will offer extra details.”
The Stars are among 5 professional teams owned and run by Spurs Sports & & Home entertainment, consisting of San Antonio’s NBA team. The Stars launched a statement on Twitter revealing the settlements and offering their “deepest appreciation” to group employees and fans.
Any sale has to be approved by the WNBA Board of Governors.
The franchise relocated to San Antonio from Utah in 2003. Led by Becky Hammon, destiny reached the WNBA Finals in 2008. The team has completed with the league’s worst record each of the past 3 seasons. San Antonio has a gifted young nucleus with Kayla McBride, Moriah Jefferson and Kelsey Plum.
The team likewise has the top chance to get the No. 1 choice in next year’s WNBA draft.
Las Vegas has actually hosted the world’s biggest boxing and blended martial arts events for years, however the growing desert betting capital has become a sought after target for expert group sports over the past couple of years.
The growth Vegas Golden Knights started their very first NHL season this month as the city’s first franchise in a significant North American professional sport. In March, the NFL officially authorized the Oakland Raiders’ moving to Las Vegas by the 2020 season to inhabit a proposed new stadium on the Las Vegas Strip.
Saturday, July 8, 2017|8:49 p.m.
LAS VEGAS– The Minnesota Timberwolves were in desperate requirement of a scorer off the bench. Jamal Crawford has actually earned a living doing just that.
Crawford reached agreement with the Timberwolves on a two-year offer Saturday, a person with knowledge of the situation informed The Associated Press. The individual spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the fact that he can not be signed until he clears waivers.
The cap-strapped Wolves just had the room exception delegated use for the offer, worth about $4.2 million for the upcoming season. The 2nd year is a player alternative.
The 37-year-old Crawford averaged 12.3 points in 82 video games for the Clippers last season. He was traded to Atlanta to assist include Danilo Gallinari and reached a buyout arrangement with the Hawks.
It continues an aggressive summer for the Timberwolves and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau, who obtained three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Chicago Bulls, signed free agent point guard Jeff Teague and veteran forward Taj Gibson to remake a roster that won simply 31 games last season.
The flurry of activity left the Wolves with an enforcing beginning 5, but very little off the bench on the wings behind Butler and Andrew Wiggins.
Crawford has actually long been one of the league’s microwave men– a gamer who can come off the bench cold and heat up quickly. He has won the NBA’s sixth man of the year award 3 times, most recently in 2015-16.
His scoring average last season was the lowest given that 2002-03 and he is a career 35 percent shooter from 3-point variety. So the Wolves still have some holes to fill with a lineup that now has 11 players. They have nearly no cap space left to sign free agents, so the remaining deals will either need to be for the veteran’s minimum or by means of trades.
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Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015|10:08 p.m.
Orlando Scandrick’s season is over prior to it started after the Dallas cornerback tore 2 ligaments in his best knee in practice at training camp Tuesday.
A person with knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press that an MRI test revealed splits to the anterior cruciate ligament and medial security ligament. The person spoke on condition of privacy due to the fact that the group had actually not revealed the injury.
Video showed Scandrick’s leg flexing awkwardly under rookie receiver Lucky Whitehead at the end of a play in Oxnard, California. Scandrick, who was carted off the field, had recently returned to practice after sitting out with discomfort in his left knee.
“He said immediately, ‘It’s my ACL. I understand it. It’s gone,'” secondary coach Jerome Henderson said.
The other protective backs formed a circle for a prayer when practice ended.
“I heard it in his voice,” said cornerback Morris Claiborne, a top-10 choice in 2012 who has actually had injury concerns, including a torn patellar tendon in his left knee that restricted him to four games in 2014. “After simply sitting there and looking at him and just holding his hand, squeezing. I understand that sensation.”
Whitehead said he bent down when he believed Scandrick was going to strike him as the receiver came out of a route.
“I type of felt it,” Whitehead said. “I heard him make a noise.”
Scandrick ended up being the group’s finest cornerback as Brandon Carr had a hard time in coverage the previous two seasons and Claiborne underperformed when he made it to the field. The eighth-year player has 48 starts among his 102 games, with a career-high 2 interceptions each of the previous 2 seasons.
His injury will certainly check a position that has a lot more depth than it did entering into training camp last year. The Cowboys picked up fourth-year player Corey White on waivers from New Orleans, and he has actually been solid in camp along with undrafted second-year gamer Tyler Patmon.
Dallas also prepared Byron Jones in the preliminary this year.
“It’s next guy up if he is out,” Henderson stated of Scandrick. “You hate that it happens to such a fantastic gamer. We need to keep moving.”
Tony Romo was amongst numerous Cowboys who tweeted their support of Scandrick not long after practice ended. “Sending out prayers out to Orlando Scandrick,” Romo composed. “Fear he has a broken acl. Your (sic) the best bud.”
The Cowboys have brought Claiborne along gradually in camp, keeping him out of both preseason video games despite the fact that he reported to California much further along than anticipated in his recuperation. And Jones returned to practice Tuesday after an injury earlier in camp to his left shoulder, the exact same one that required surgery when he was at Connecticut.
“Injuries are a part of football, but it’s a horrible feeling when it happens to among your individuals,” Jones said. “I simply hope the very best for him. He’s a veteran, been here a long time. He was anticipating the season.”
All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant had his most extensive work at practice because injuring a hamstring Aug. 2. He missed the offseason in a contract stalemate with the Cowboys.
Tuesday’s practice was the first of 3 this week before the Cowboys break camp ahead of their very first home preseason video game against Minnesota on Saturday night. That could be Bryant’s only possibility to get on the field with Romo prior to the season opener Sept. 13 in the house against the New york city Giants.
“There’s a heightened sense of seriousness every day,” coach Jason Garrett stated earlier Tuesday. “Nothing to do with 3 days.”
Monday, June 29, 2015|6:05 p.m.
NEW YORK– AC/DC is lastly visiting Spotify, 3 years after the veteran rock band decided to put its magazine on iTunes.
An individual acquainted with the scenario told the Associated Press on Monday that AC/DC’s music would be readily available on Spotify globally Tuesday. The individual spoke on the condition of privacy because the person was not permitted to go over the matter publicly.
A representative for AC/DC didn’t right away return an email looking for comment.
AC/DC revealed in 2012 that its music would be readily available digitally at the iTunes Store worldwide. Apple is introducing its news music service, Apple Music, on Tuesday.
The Australian band is among the couple of acts that would not release music digitally for some time. Instead of releasing his music digitally, Garth Brooks launched GhostTunes to house his music online.