With point guard being the deepest position in the league, one where there’s very few easy nights, Jennings can’t be a freeway to the lane, forcing teammates to clean up his mistakes.
Celtics fans show Doc Rivers the love
This was not Bill Parcells coming back to Foxborough with the New York Jets.
Kobe’s wife upset with him for losing weight
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but for the average man, said scorning from the fairer sex usually does not involve losing a few pounds. In fact, most women likely would prefer their man to lose some weight. Vanessa Bryant, the gorgeous wife of Kobe Bryant, however, is not one of those women. […]The post Kobe Bryant says ‘Vanessa (expletive) hates me’ because he lost five pounds in first game back appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
How Much Is Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey Worth in the Current Transfer Market?
Aaron Ramsey’s remarkable form this season has made him one of the most desirable players in Europe.
As a teenager, while still at Cardiff, Ramsey was the subject of a tug of war between several British giants—Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton.
Today, as one of the most impressive midfield players on the continent, interest in Ramsey will have expanded beyond these shores. Europe’s biggest clubs will be sure to keep an keen eye on his progress.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery Assessed by Thierry Henry
As one of the sport’s most heralded attackers, Thierry Henry’s opinion is one worth listening to when it comes to this year’s Ballon d’Or line-up, recently announced by FIFA:
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery have each lit up 2013 with their contributions for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively.
The latter of those three, Ribery, sits as arguably the most surprising of the three finalists, despite being announced as European Player of the Year back in August, but Henry provides reason to believe in his countryman, per the Daily Mail’s David Kent:
He’s a great player. He’s another type of player. He’d rather set up someone than score a goal.
Golden State Warriors Prove Fans Have No Need to Panic in Win over Mavericks
With one shot, Stephen Curry’s eight turnovers were forgotten. The Golden State Warriors point guard had a tough time with ball security on Wednesday night, but he made up for it with his clutch shooting.
Curry, who hit the game-winning shot to put the Warriors past the Dallas Mavericks in a come-from-behind victory, is averaging 30.5 points per game during his last eight games.
Projecting the Best San Jose Sharks at Each Position in 5 Years
The San Jose Sharks currently possess an enviable mix of youth and experience, making the future bright for the perennially dominant organization.
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has already made it a point to lock up the team’s emerging young stars—including Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and Marc-Edouard Vlasic—with lengthy contracts.
Historically, Wilson has also traded aggressively to supplement San Jose’s drafted talent. With the team’s core set to be pushing 40 in five years (or in some cases—Dan Boyle—beyond), it’s very likely that at least one of the Sharks’ future key players currently wears another NHL sweater.
Ronaldinho Gaucho Returns for Showdown with Pep Guardiola in World Club Cup
Few can deny Atletico Mineiro’s task in becoming World Club Cup winners is a tougher ask than that of Corinthians last year. For the out of sorts Chelsea unit that Corinthians came up against in Japan last year, read Bayern Munich, a side who have just swept away title challengers Borussia Dortmund 3-0 away from home.
But in the returning Ronaldinho Gaucho, out for over two months with a thigh injury, Atletico have a man who, in the twilight of his career, has his own vendetta against Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola is the man who famously drew a line under Ronaldinho’s Barcelona career back in 2008, after a five year spell which saw the club win two Spanish titles and their first Champions League (European Cup) title in 14 years.
Wayne Rooney Reportedly Set for Chelsea Bid, Yet to Receive Man United Contract
The Wayne Rooney to Chelsea transfer saga appears set to receive a new injection of life due to Manchester United’s delay in offering the forward a new deal.
Quite staggeringly, given how heavily Rooney was pursued over the summer, United are still to put fresh terms under the nose of their talisman, reports Martin Lipton of the Daily Mirror:
The Stamford Bridge hierarchy are now ready to go back in for Rooney next summer after discovering champions United have made NO attempt to tie him down to a new deal.
Rooney’s current contract has only 18 months to run, but it is understood there have been no talks about a new offer and that none have been planned or scheduled.
Lipton’s claim comes less than 24 hours after Jack De Menezes of the Independent claimed Rooney had turned down United’s advances over a new deal.
Jose Mourinho Wants Didier Drogba Chelsea Reunion as Laser Attacker Is Arrested
Jose Mourinho has welcomed the thought of seeing Didier Drogba back at Stamford Bridge this season, but it’s not in the capacity most Chelsea fans will be hoping for.
Instead, the Blues’ manager has stated he’d love to see his former star back at his old stomping ground in the next round of the Champions League.
Both Galatasaray and Chelsea made their way into the competition’s round of 16 on Wednesday, Chelsea moving through at the top of their group while Galatasaray claimed a surprise 1-0 win over Juventus.
Following Chelsea’s 1-0 triumph over Steaua Bucharest, the Daily Mail’s Laura Williamson reports Mourinho saying Drogba deserves more of a hero’s welcome than he received at Stamford Bridge:
Yes, Galatasaray is difficult.
Cardinals vs Titans: Breaking Down Arizona’s Game Plan
In Greek mythology, the Titans were a family of powerful deities that were immortal and had incredible strength. In the NFL, the Titans are a mediocre AFC team during the 2013 season that doesn’t play like their namesake implies.
The Arizona Cardinals (8-5) head to Tennessee and look to slay the 5-8 Titans to keep their playoff hopes alive.
But how will the Cardinals do it? The Titans have scored at least 21 points in five of their six games since the team’s bye week.
Paper News and Gossip: Chelsea Back in for Rooney, Young Talks Diving and More
The January transfer window is coming into focus and for the first time in some time, there’s talk about Wayne Rooney.
Ashley Young is in the news and he has had his say on diving. Some of you might not agree with what he’s said.
There’s also plenty of other chatter, and it all features in Thursday’s edition of the Paper News and Gossip Roundup.
49ers vs. Buccaneers: Breaking Down San Francisco’s Game Plan
With three games left in the regular season, Bill Williamson of ESPN confirms that the San Francisco 49ers are in fact tied for the third-easiest remaining schedule, set to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9) in Week 15.
While Tampa Bay is not a great team, it is a better team than what it was. If we were to grade the Buccaneers on just the past few weeks, it’d be a different story. After starting at a putrid 0-8, the Bucs have won four of the past five, losing only to the NFC juggernaut Carolina Panthers.
7 Takeaways from Tuesday’s NBA Action
The night of Wednesday, December 11, was an emotional one in the National Basketball Association.
In Boston, a title-winning coach came back to the arena of his glory days to face his old team. In Memphis, a hot Oklahoma City squad sought revenge against the struggling team that knocked them out of last season’s playoffs. In New York, two old foes met.
Why Marco Belinelli Turned out to Be Perfect Fit for San Antonio Spurs
When NBA front offices make transactions, signing free agents and moving players via trade, team chemistry is not necessarily a focus.
The San Antonio Spurs’ acquisition of sharpshooter Marco Belinelli was not headline news like Dwight Howard’s decision to sign with the Houston Rockets. But as it turns out, Belinelli has been a perfect fit with the Spurs because of what he adds to the team.
Once considered one-dimensional, Belinelli has become a better all-around player under the tutelage of mastermind head coach Gregg Popovich.
San Francisco 49ers’ Keys to Victory in Week 15
Entering Week 15, the San Francisco 49ers are in the driver’s seat to secure a playoff berth. But before they start to clear their schedules for January football, they need to focus on their next opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Led by rookie quarterback Mike Glennon, the Bucs have won four of five games. They are coming off a 21-point victory over the Buffalo Bills in which running back Bobby Rainey rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown.
Thompson: Draymond Green should be playing more for Warriors
Draymond Green should be starting for the Golden State Warriors; As a matter of fact, the second-year guard out of Michigan State should never come out of the game unless he taps his head for a breather; At least until Andre Iguodala gets back.
Nuggets coach Brian Shaw demands “energy” from his players
In the late stages of the Nuggets’ game at Philadelphia on Saturday, Denver forward Kenneth Faried had an uncomfortable seat on the bench, finishing with a season-low 14 minutes of playing time.
Bulls rally staves off embarrassment but not loss
NEW YORK _ Minus Derrick Rose, minus Luol Deng, minus Jimmy Butler and minus much hope, the Bulls threatened to reach another low Wednesday night.