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Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns celebrates after hitting the game-winning shot against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 9. The first pick in the 2015 draft out of Kentucky received all 130 first-place votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters in the United States and Canada, joining Damian Lillard (2013), Blake Griffin (2011), David Robinson (1990) and Ralph Sampson (1984) as recent unanimous winners. Towns ranked eighth in the NBA in rebounds and field-goal percentage while producing the best debut for a big man since Tim Duncan in 1998. Minnesota is the first team with back-to-back winners of the award since Bob McAdoo (1973) and Ernie DiGregorio (1974) with the Buffalo Braves. The only rookie in the league to start all 82 games, Towns was named Western Conference rookie of the month in all six months the award was handed out. The figurative wall that so many first-year players hit during a schedule more than twice as long as college never impeded his progress. Displaying the polish and poise of a veteran from the opening game of the season, Towns showed an elite ability to pass, rebound and score from both the paint and the 3-point line, giving the Timberwolves hope they've finally found the star they need to carry them out of the league's dregs. With Towns, Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Muhammad to be coached next season by Tom Thibodeau, the Wolves believe they have the ingredients to finally reach the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
Thibodeau and Towns have already spoken "a lot," according to the player whom the new coach has already begun to lean heavily on. Towns has spoken of his obsessive focus on excellence, and his appearance on the awards stage set up on the arena floor was the embodiment of this extremity in so many ways. Cool and confident in the spotlight, Towns brought an All-Star fashion presence to Monday's ceremony, wearing a black suit accessorized by a Prince-inspired silky purple pocket square and a long, lavender tie. Deferential to the greater cause, Towns also brought a list of teammates, coaches, trainers and others to thank so as not to leave anyone out. Family-first Towns remembered his upbringing in New Jersey while speaking proudly of his father and sister and bringing his mother in the audience to tears. Towns donated the Kia Sorento he received from the award's sponsor to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in honor of former Timberwolves executive and coach Flip Saunders.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will send Karl-Anthony Towns as their representative to the NBA draft lottery, hoping for the same fortune that brought them the NBA Rookie of the Year.
This time, they'll have 88 of the 1,000 ping-pong balls in the hopper, for an 8.8 percent chance of landing the top spot again. Towns will wear one of the late Flip Saunders' wedding rings around his neck as a good luck charm at the suggestion of Saunders' son, Ryan, who wears it around his neck each day.
Saunders, Minnesota's former coach, died last October after a battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The potential payoff comes on Tuesday, when the 76ers have the best chance to win the NBA draft lottery. The LA Lakers and Boston Celtics, the NBA's most storied franchises, have the next-best odds of getting the No 1 pick and the chance to draft the type of player that could get them back to the lofty positions they used to occupy. But nobody is set up like the 76ers, who used to be regular winners themselves but have done nothing but lose - which seemed to be their plan - in recent years. The team with the worst record normally has a 25 percent chance of winning the lottery, but the Sixers' odds are even better. And there's more: If the Lakers don't remain in the top three, their selection would also go to Philadelphia, a pick the Lakers originally dealt to Phoenix for Steve Nash that the 76ers later acquired in another trade.
The 14 teams that didn't make the playoffs go to the lottery, which sets the top three picks. The Lakers had the No 2 pick last year and are right back in the same spot in the lottery after going 17-65 in Kobe Bryant's final season. The Celtics were a 48-win playoff team who will take the Brooklyn Nets' spot on stage as part of the payment from the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade in 2013. The lottery debuted in 1985 when the Celtics, Lakers and 76ers were in the midst of claiming nine straight NBA championships, so any of them, with good history and strong fan bases, would be a welcome landing spot for this year's top talent. But they didn't have the worst record in either season and last year that proved particularly costly, with Minnesota cashing in its 25 percent chance and getting Karl-Anthony Towns, the Rookie of the Year who appears to be a franchise player. It's unclear yet what the Sixers have, as they ended up with the No 3 pick both times and drafted Joel Embiid - who still hasn't played because of a foot injury - and Jahlil Okafor, who had some rocky times as a rookie. Nobody was beating Philadelphia to the bottom this season, after an 0-18 start and 28-game skid spanning the previous season sent the Sixers to a 10-72 finish that was barely better than the worst ever in an 82-game schedule. So they're in great position for a shot at LSU's Ben Simmons or Duke's Brandon Ingram - or perhaps one of them and another building block. Outside his team's locker room, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan received a round of hugs and celebratory handshakes for pulling off something no other team has done at Oracle Arena this postseason: win. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the Thunder dazzled in the fourth quarter the way the defending champion Golden State Warriors have done so many times this season on their home floor, rallying from 14 points down to notch a 108-102 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference final on Monday night. Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson shoots between Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (left), Steven Adams (12) and Serge Ibaka (9) during the second half of Monday's opening game of the NBA's Western Conference final in Oakland, California.
Durant scored 26 points and made a key 17-foot jumper with 30.7 seconds left, while Westbrook scored 24 of his 27 points in the second half. Westbrook also had 12 assists and seven steals in the opener of OKC's fourth West final in six years. Steven Adams made a pair of free throws for Oklahoma City with 1:01 remaining, and Klay Thompson missed a reverse lay-in moments later at the other end. MVP Stephen Curry had 26 points and a playoff career-high 10 rebounds, but the Warriors missed too many shots down the stretch. With his team down 105-102, Steve Kerr begged for a traveling call on Westbrook at midcourt with 17.2 seconds left, with the NBA Coach of the Year gesturing with his arms.
Thompson scored 19 of his 25 points in the first half, but shot 3 for 10 over the last two quarters. Durant scored to get his team within 88-85 going into the final quarter, then knocked down a tying 3 just 12 seconds into the fourth. Dion Waiters' layup at 10:30 put the Thunder ahead for the first time since the opening quarter. Durant, Serge Ibaka and Adams each had double-digit rebounds - a focal point for Golden State after the Warriors won 121-118 in overtime on Curry's long game-winner at Oklahoma City on Feb 27 despite being outrebounded 62-32. Curry was 9 for 22 from the field, including a 6-for-14 performance from beyond the arc, and committed seven turnovers to go with seven assists. He hit a 3-pointer in his 45th straight playoff game, breaking Reggie Miller's record set from 1995-2000. This marked the unanimous MVP's second straight start since coming off the bench in Game 4 against the Trail Blazers following a right knee sprain that still isn't 100 percent. It also marked the first playoff matchup between Oklahoma City and the Warriors, though Golden State lost a first-round series 3-1 to the franchise when it was the Seattle SuperSonics in 1992. In its first European final since losing to AC Milan in the 2007 Champions League, Liverpool is looking to quash the Spanish side's bid for an unprecedented third straight Europa League title at Basel's St. It brings Liverpool's journey through the competition under manager Jurgen Klopp to a thrilling climax, following dramatic wins over Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal in recent months. Liverpool's Emre Can salutes the crowd after the Reds beat Villarreal in the semifinal, second-leg match at Anfield on May 5.
After seeing his side sink Villarreal brilliantly to reach the final, Klopp declared: "To go to a final you need a little bit of luck in decisive moments, but most of the time you need outstanding performances. Can wants to seize his chance in his first final with the club, but says a collective show of force will be required against the tough La Liga side. Five-time European champion Liverpool, which has also won the Europa League and its predecessor the UEFA Cup three times, has often provided drama on the European stage.
In 2001, the Reds triumphed after a nine-goal thriller against Deportivo Alaves only after Delfi Geli scored a late own goal.
Four years later, Liverpool staged arguably the greatest comeback in Champions League final history by overcoming a three-goal deficit at halftime to force AC Milan into extra time then penalty kicks, winning its fourth title 3-2 from the spot. After Milan took revenge with a 2-1 Champions League triumph in 2007, Liverpool now has the chance to silver-line an encouraging first season for Klopp at Anfield.
With a Champions League spot also offered to Wednesday's winner, the German manager has pulled out all the stops.
Sevilla may have the added pressure of facing Barcelona in the Spanish Cup final on Sunday, but coach Unai Emery insisted: "We have the chance to play two finals and, despite the difficulty our opponents will cause us, the team is determined and determined to enjoy it. Kevin Gameiro, Sevilla's top scorer this season with 28 goals including seven in eight Europa League outings, believes his side's past experiences will prove decisive.
He already owns losers' and winners' medals from Champions League finals, but as part of Bayern Munich's squad the 22-year-old did not even get to lace up his boots, in 2012 and 2013 respectively. A security contractor is being blamed by Manchester United for leaving a dummy bomb in Old Tafford stadium that caused the cancelation of Sunday's final Premier League game against Bournemouth.
United vice-chairman Ed Woodward said the device had been left in error by a sub contractor following an exercise to train dog handlers at the stadium, after it was recorded as having been removed. The fake device, thought to consist of a mobile phone attached to a pipe, was discovered minutes before United and Bournemouth were due to take to the pitch and was safely detonated by bomb disposal experts. British media named the company that left the device in the stadium as Security Search Management and Solutions. Christopher Reid, owner of Security Search Management, told Sky News that he was "devastated" about what had happened. About 3,500 Bournemouth fans made the 500-mile round trip to Manchester to see their club's first league game at Old Trafford. It was United's second security scare of the week after its team bus was pelted with cans and bottles by West Ham United fans five days earlier. In April, Chan led Eastern Sports Club to Hong Kong's Premier League championship for the first time in 21 years.
Chan Yuen-ting (center), head coach of Eastern Sports Club, celebrates with her players after winning the Hong Kong Premier League title on May 7.
The title capped the 27-year-old Chan's debut season as head coach and earned her a Guinness World Record as the first female coach to win a men's championship title in a top regional league.
Her path into the game started as a 13-year-old, when she began watching Manchester United games on TV and, in particular, England legend Beckham, whom she swooned over as "handsome".
The schoolgirl crush soon developed into a love of the game itself, which eventually morphed into a soccer coaching career - despite opposition from her parents. After playing amateur soccer for university teams and representing Hong Kong, Chan decided to take the coaching track so she could break into the men's professional game. She went from assistant coach to head coach at Eastern in December after her predecessor accepted an offer from a club on the China mainland. Since then, she has set out to win the players' respect, spending hours dissecting match videos and statistics to demonstrate her deep knowledge of the game. At a training session in Hong Kong, eagle-eyed Chan, dressed in a black tracksuit, took her place in the center of team passing drills and quietly watched, sometimes running alongside the players. Worried their daughter would have no future in soccer, they tried to persuade her to take up art or dancing. But, determined to pursue her Beckham-inspired career, Chan faked her mother's signature as a teenager to apply for a soccer training program.
She studied geography at university, graduating in 2010, and went on to work as a data analyst at Hong Kong team Pegasus, where she was later hired as assistant coach. As well as winning more titles with Eastern, she hopes to gain experience overseas with top clubs and bring that knowledge back to Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong men's team stands at a lowly 155th in the world rankings and there are limited soccer facilities in the densely populated southern financial hub. Despite difficulties, she said she is satisfied with her coaching role, which has become her year-round employment.
Sidney Crosby wasn't sure Bryan Rust saw him, so the Pittsburgh Penguins captain gave his impromptu linemate a quick yell just to make sure. Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (right) and Matt Cullen celebrate Crosby's winning goal in overtime of Monday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
A deft drop pass from Rust and a flick of Crosby's wrist ended the superstar's lengthy postseason scoring drought on Monday night. Crosby's shot sailed high and hard over Andrei Vasilevskiy's stick 40 seconds into overtime, lifting the Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning and tying their best-of-seven series 1-1. Crosby hadn't found the back of the net since Game 4 of the opening round against the New York Rangers, though Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper downplayed the idea that the two-time MVP was in a slump, pointing out a cold streak for Crosby is a hot streak for most others. In danger of heading to Florida down 2-0, Crosby generated scoring chance after scoring chance, including a backhand in the second period that appeared destined for an open net until Vasilevskiy stretched out his glove to make a save that could have tilted the balance of power in the series. Pittsburgh dominated most of the night, outshooting Tampa Bay 41-21 while spending most of the game in the Lightning zone. Vasilevskiy finished with 38 stops, but darted toward the dressing room after he moved too far to his left when squaring to face Crosby, giving the Pittsburgh sniper all the room he needed to score perhaps the second biggest goal of his life after his overtime winner for Team Canada in the gold medal game of the 2010 Olympics.
The Penguins still haven't lost consecutive games of any variety since January and none with the usual allotment of men on the ice since coach Mike Sullivan's first week on the job back in December. Matt Cullen and Phil Kessel scored during Pittsburgh's two-goal burst to start the game and Matt Murray rebounded from a shaky start to finish with 19 saves, including stuffing Alex Killorn on a breakaway late in the second period with the score tied 2-2. Anton Stralman scored in his return to the lineup from a fractured left leg and Jonathan Drouin picked up his second goal of the series, but the Lightning lost for just the third time in 12 postseason games. The Penguins pointed to an inability to generate quality chances from in close as a major problem in Game 1. Facing the prospect of falling behind by two games for the first time in the postseason, Pittsburgh wasted little time trying to make Vasilevskiy uncomfortable, scoring off a pair of goalmouth scrambles to go up 2-0 less than 10 minutes in. Stralman collected a pretty cross-ice feed from Jonathan Marchessault and lifted the puck over Murray's outstretched glove to cut the lead in half with 3:23 to go in the opening frame, and then Drouin's knuckler from the right circle tied it with 70 seconds remaining. Yet the Penguins kept pressing, peppering Vasilevskiy relentlessly in the third period and remaining upbeat even as the Russian goaltender pushed the game to overtime. What should have been a celebratory final weekend of the league season was overshadowed as bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion of a suspicious package at Old Trafford that police later revealed was a dummy left over from a midweek training exercise. The Stretford End and Sir Alex Ferguson Stand were evacuated before the rest of United's 75,600 capacity ground was cleared, with the match called off 20 minutes before kickoff. Police stand outside the stadium after Sunday's match between Manchester United and Bournemouth was called off because of a bomb scare at Old Trafford.
Despite the worrying scenes at Old Trafford, Sunday's other nine Premier League matches went ahead as planned. Completing a bad day for United, Manchester City drew 1-1 at Swansea City to effectively guarantee fourth place and Champions League qualification at the expense of its local rival, who is three points behind with a goal difference of only plus-12 compared to plus-30 for Manuel Pellegrini's men. City took the lead as Kelechi Iheanacho slotted home in the fifth minute after Sergio Aguero's shot was pushed into the young Nigeria striker's path. Swansea equalized in first-half stoppage time through Andre Ayew, whose free kick deflected in off City midfielder Fernando, but the visitors held on to ensure Pellegrini departed on a high, with Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola set to replace him in the offseason. Capping a frustrating climax to the season for Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino's team came third as its 5-1 humiliation at relegated Newcastle United, combined with Arsenal's 4-0 win over bottom club Aston Villa, saw the Gunners leapfrog their north London rivals to finish second. After losing the title to Leicester City, Tottenham has also wasted a chance to finish ahead of bitter rival Arsenal for the first time since 1994-95. Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic put Newcastle in control before Erik Lamela got one back for Tottenham.
Mitrovic was sent off after 67 minutes, but Wijnaldum stroked home a penalty, with Rolando Aarons and Daryl Janmaat scoring late to further compound Tottenham's misery. Arsenal gleefully seized on Tottenham's woes with an Olivier Giroud-inspired demolition of Villa at Emirates Stadium. France striker Giroud bagged a hat-trick, with the goals coming in the fifth, 78th minute and 80th minutes before an own goal by Villa keeper Mark Bunn. At Stamford Bridge, Leicester brought the curtain down on its fairytale season by coming back to earn a 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
Cesc Fabregas put Chelsea ahead with a 66th-minute penalty, but Danny Drinkwater's 82nd-minute equalizer ensured Leicester finished 10 points clear at the top. Everton looked revitalized by the firing of much-maligned manager Roberto Martinez as it defeated relegated Norwich City 3-0 at Goodison Park, thanks to goals from James McCarthy, Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas. The Premier League season's defining quirk was that with a vast tide of television money set to flood England's top flight, Leicester City's triumph showed that wealth isn't everything.
While Manchester City and Manchester United's squads cost a combined estimated total of 800 million pounds ($1.16 billion), Leicester's title-winning squad barely exceeded the 50 million mark. Danny Drinkwater celebrates scoring for Leicester City against Chelsea in their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
In the context of a TV deal worth 5.14 billion pounds due to kick in next season, the Foxes' fairytale 5,000-1 success suggests it is no longer about how much money you spend, but how you spend it. While the feats of Jamie Vardy (1 million pounds), Riyad Mahrez (400,000 pounds) and N'Golo Kante (5.6 million pounds) demonstrated a new way of spending, Leicester's soccer revealed a different way of winning. Meanwhile, the Professional Footballers' Association Team of the Year told its own story, with Leicester and Tottenham contributing four players each.
Excepting Harry Kane, the division's 25-goal top scorer, who came through Tottenham's youth system, all were signed for fees dwarfed by the 49 million pounds City spent on Raheem Sterling. West Ham United's Dimitri Payet, another Team of the Year inclusion, was a relative steal at 10.7 million pounds.
The French playmaker inspired Slaven Bilic's side to seventh place, with Ronald Koeman's Southampton, fellow frugal spenders, provisionally fifth ahead of Manchester United's postponed final game against Bournemouth, which fell victim to a bomb scare.
Despite having invested some 250 million pounds in new players, Louis van Gaal oversaw a season of grim stagnation at United, which will miss out on a Champions League place for the second time in three years.


Frustrated at United's feeble, sideways soccer - the antithesis of Leicester's approach - fans have grown increasingly vocal in their criticisms of the defiant Dutchman, for whom victory over Crystal Palace in next weekend's FA Cup final might not be enough to keep him in a job. Jose Mourinho has been hovering in anticipation of the Old Trafford axe falling ever since his dismissal by Chelsea in December. Worn down by Mourinho, the defending champion collapsed completely, but Guus Hiddink steadied the ship and with Italy coach Antonio Conte arriving after Euro 2016, a new future is taking shape. There is immense anticipation, meanwhile, at City, where Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini following a season of damaging inconsistency that nonetheless yielded the League Cup and a first Champions League semifinal appearance. Liverpool has already been revitalized by a new manager and despite an eighth-place finish, the club's engrossing run to the Europa League final has hinted at the thrills that may lie ahead under Jurgen Klopp. At Arsenal, Arsene Wenger soldiers on towards the 20th anniversary of his appointment - and the Gunners are falling in step. Wenger has, customarily, delivered another season of Champions League soccer - the 19th in succession - but with Arsenal having spectacularly failed to exploit its rivals' struggles, fan dissent towards the Frenchman has been louder than ever. Emboldened by their TV gains, the heavyweights can be expected to flex their muscles in the offseason transfer window, and former Leicester manager Martin O'Neill believes they will all come back stronger. The division will lose two of its grandest clubs as Newcastle United and Aston Villa sink into the Championship alongside Norwich City, to be replaced by Burnley, Middlesbrough and the playoff winners. The TV deal means that Burnley and Boro could not have timed promotion better, but as Leicester's game-changing success demonstrates, it's what you do with your money that counts.
Backes opened the scoring and Jori Lehtera had the go-ahead goal in the second period on a spinning shot that Martin Jones could not handle. Among those he frustrated was captain Joe Pavelski, who had seven shots and had perhaps the best chance in the third period on a one-timer near the midway mark.
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock thought his team was fortunate to survive the last 2:29 after the Sharks pulled Jones. The Sharks were the best road team in the NHL in the regular season at 28-10-3, but have dropped four in a row on the road in these playoffs, including all three in the second round against Nashville. They had seven goals in the three road losses to the Predators and were 0-for-3 on the powerplay, which had been a major plus. The Blues made good on their first chance with home-ice advantage in the playoffs, although they're just 4-4 at Scottrade Center heading into Game 2 on Tuesday night.
Elliott was at his best in the second period when the Blues were outshot 16-5, but got the lone goal when Lehtera scored unassisted. Backes opened the scoring with a deflection and is tied with sharpshooter Vladimir Tarasenko for the team lead with seven playoff goals - mostly because he's fearless in front of the net waiting to pounce on rebounds.
Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk started the play from the point and thought the goal was particularly impressive because it was deflected before it got to Backes. Lehtera's second goal of the playoffs came off an errant clearing attempt by Brent Burns for a 2-1 lead.
Just 34 seconds elapsed between the opening goal by Backes and Hertl's answering tally, when he redirected Pavelski's shot past the sprawling Elliott. Record-breaking teenager Max Verstappen handled his triumphant arrival as a global sports star with the same cool aplomb he showed behind the wheel on Sunday.
Surrounded by microphones and cameras, he beamed with pleasure just as he had while steering his Red Bull car to his first win - and a place in sports history - at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen celebrates winning Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya on the outskirts of Barcelona. At 18 years and 228 days, Vetstappen is now not only the youngest man to race in Formula One, but the youngest to score points, finish on the podium and win a race, taking all of those records from four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, who had set them when he, too, was a Red Bull driver.
On Sunday, Vettel finished third, separated from the remarkable Dutchman by his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen, a 36-year-old veteran of 235 races who had also, as he reminded Verstappen, raced in F1 against the teen's father. Verstappen only joined the Red Bull team a week earlier, in a stunning promotion from the Toro Rosso outfit. His was Red Bull's first win since the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix and first without Vettel on the team. After the laughter, speculation about his future and evaluation of his potential began in the paddock.
The previous youngest winner, Vettel, was 21 years and two months old when he won the 2008 Italian Grand Prix with Toro Rosso. Vettel has since gone on to win four world championships and joined Ferrari, leaving Red Bull and his former glories in his past.
On Sunday, Vettel saw his successor - and the future - in the shape of a kid declared "too young" when he arrived and only passed his road car driving test on his 18th birthday last September. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was in the pole position but was overtaken by teammate Nico Rosberg at the start, and when the British driver tried to regain the lead, he appeared to be blocked by his teammate and both cars touched going into Turn 4, spinning across the track and into the gravel at the runoff area.
Rosberg didn't directly blame Hamilton but said he didn't do anything wrong, adding that the crash ruined what seemed a certain victory after he jumped to the front at the start.
Murray, the No 2 seed who lost to Djokovic in last week's Masters final in Madrid, celebrated his 29th birthday in style with a stylish 6-3, 6-3 victory over the Serbian that took just 95 minutes. It was Murray's first title in Rome and the third clay-court title of his career after victories on the red dirt in Munich and Madrid last year.
Andy Murray kisses the trophy after beating Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters' final on Sunday. Murray's powerful serve had Djokovic in trouble on more than one occasion during a rain-drenched final, and he showed progress in other areas. Although Djokovic heads to Paris looking to make amends for last year's stunning defeat to Swiss Stan Wawrinka, Murray has just become a potentially bigger obstacle to the world No 1's hopes of a 12th Grand Slam title. Becoming the first Briton to win in Rome since Patrick Hughes in 1931, it is the first time Murray's name has been added to a trophy since the birth of his baby daughter.
A week after his Madrid loss, the stars aligned for Murray thanks to Djokovic coming in fatigued after his late semifinal win over Japan's Kei Nishikori on Saturday. In Paris, nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal and Swiss pair Wawrinka and Roger Federer will be out to make amends for early exits in Rome. Seven-time Rome champion Nadal was ousted in the quarters by Djokovic, but two days after Djokovic called beating the Spaniard on clay "the ultimate challenge", Nadal gave no indication he fears for his prospects in Paris. Wawrinka, beaten by Juan Monaco in the third round, is set to play in Geneva this week as he struggles for match-winning confidence ahead of the defense of his title in Paris. There are even bigger doubts about Federer, who won the Roland Garros title in 2009 and exited Rome still complaining of a back injury that forced him out in Madrid.
Meanwhile, Serena Williams heads to Paris brimming with confidence ahead of her bid for a third title at Roland Garros that would take her Grand Slam tally to 22.
The American swept past 21-year-old compatriot Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-3 to claim her fourth Italian Open victory on Sunday, first title of the season and 70th of her career. Williams becomes just the fifth woman to achieve such a total in singles after Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf and Margaret Court.
With another command performance, Day put his stamp on No 1 in the world by never letting anyone closer than two shots in the final round, playing bogey-free on the back nine of the TPC Sawgrass for the fourth straight day and closing with a 1-under 71 for a wire-to-wire victory.
Day stomped his way all over everyone at The Players Championship, even though he had a few nervous moments. He made bogey on No 6, had to make a 15-foot par putt on the next hole and really looked out of sorts from just 40 feet right of the green on the par-5 ninth. Day's seven victories dating to the Canadian Open include the PGA Championship, The Players, a World Golf Championship and a pair of FedEx Cup events. He became the first wire-to-wire winner in 16 years at Sawgrass, and joined Tiger Woods, Johnny Miller and Tom Watson as the only players to go wire-to-wire twice in the same season dating to 1970. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points and DeMar DeRozan had 28 as the Raptors beat the Miami Heat 116-89 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the NBA's Eastern Conference final for the first time in franchise history. Toronto Raptors' DeMarre Carroll is fouled by Miami Heat's Goran Dragic during Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal in Toronto on Sunday. Bismack Biyombo added 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Raptors, who will open the series in Cleveland against LeBron James and the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. DeMarre Carroll scored 14 points, and Patrick Patterson had 11 to help the Raptors become the 15th team in NBA history to win two Game 7s in one postseason.
Now the Raptors get ready for the Cavaliers, who swept Detroit in the quarterfinal and have been resting since May 8, when they capped a semifinal sweep of Atlanta. Casey declined to say whether center Jonas Valanciunas, who sprained his right ankle in Game 3 against the Heat, would be available against Cleveland. Scouting booklets for the Cleveland series were sitting on the chair of each Raptors player inside their locker room less than an hour after the game. Instead, Miami was left to wonder what might have been after losing Chris Bosh at the All-Star break for the second straight year, then losing center Hassan Whiteside to a sprained right knee in Game 3 against Toronto. Charlotte, the Los Angeles Clippers, and New Orleans are the only three teams to never reach a conference final. Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been voted the NBA's Rookie of the Year, according to a source with direct knowledge of the award. The No 1 overall pick from Kentucky posted the best rookie season for a big man since Tim Duncan.
Towns also played all 82 games and was named Western Conference rookie of the month in all six months the award was handed out.
Towns is the second straight Timberwolves player to win the Rookie of the Year award after teammate Andrew Wiggins had a similarly convincing debut.
Add to those two young stars a promising supporting cast including Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Muhammad that will be coached next season by Tom Thibodeau, and the Wolves believe they can finally end a 12-season playoff drought. Katie Ledecky is basically swimming against herself in her final tuneup for the US Olympic trials.
Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle at the Atlanta Classic on Saturday night, grabbing the lead as soon as she dove in the water and stretching the margin with every lap.
Katie Ledecky competes in Saturday's 400m freestyle final during the Atlanta Classic swim meet at Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
The Atlanta Classic is Ledecky's final meet before the Olympic trials, which begin June 26 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Tellingly, Ledecky's time in Atlanta was nearly three seconds faster than the gold medal-winning performance by the late Camille Muffat in London four years ago. The American teenager will be an overwhelming favorite in both the 400 and the 800 free, and increasingly looks like the swimmer to beat in the 200 free.
She's also added the 100 free to her repertoire, giving her a chance to add another individual event or at least claim a spot on two relays at the Rio Games. After warming down for 30 minutes in the adjacent diving well, Ledecky paused on deck to sign autographs and pose for phots with dozens of adoring young fans who were patiently waiting. In another event on Saturday night, Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian won the 50 free in a water-churning 21.93. While that wasn't nearly fast enough to win an Olympic gold, it sets up Adrian to at least make a run at swimming the unpredictable event in Rio. When the European Championships start on Monday at the London Aquatics Centre - which staged the swimming at the 2012 Olympics - there will be just 82 days before the Games start in Rio de Janeiro.
Given the proximity, few who are competing in Rio will have rested before the London meet, but are instead in heavy training, eyes planted firmly on what lies ahead in August. Britain's Adam Peaty is his country's major hope as the European Championships start on Monday in London. Prominent was 19-year-old Adam Peaty, two weeks after knocking Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa to second place in the 100m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Peaty was a standout in Berlin, winning four gold medals and setting a world record in the 50m breaststroke, albeit not ratified due to an administrative error.
Olympic 50m freestyle champion Florent Manaudou also made four visits to the top of the podium, while Sweden's Sarah Sjoestroem claimed three golds. All three have had a stunning couple of years, but for Peaty the summer of 2014 was when he made a deafening entrance onto the international stage.
He went on to obliterate Van der Burgh's 100m world record last year in London before three gold medals at the World Championships in Kazan, where he and the South African went toe to toe like prize fighters, trading 50m world records as boxers trade blows. FIFA's new second-in-command is no stranger to the kind of power struggles that brought FIFA to the brink, having served as the representative of the UNDP in post-coup Madagascar from 2010 to 2015 before moving to Nigeria. Samoura's years with the UN, including with the World Food Program, have taken her crisis-management skills to hotspots such as Afghanistan, Chad and Darfur. Samoura, who was named as the successor to disgraced Frenchman Jerome Valcke at a FIFA congress in Mexico on Friday, will take up her post by mid-June after undergoing an eligibility check administered by an independent review committee. She said she met Infantino, who was appointed to succeed Sepp Blatter in February, for the first time in November last year. A mother of three, whose husband's dreams of becoming a soccer pro were shattered when he broke his leg at age 20, Samoura has rubbed shoulders with soccer luminaries from an early age. The daughter of an army colonel, she went to school with Cheikh Seck, goalkeeper for the Senegalese national team in the 1980s, and befriended Cameroonian legend Roger Milla during a posting in Yaounde. Among her idols, she lists former Bayern Munich winger and now president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and retired Malian striker Salif Keita, who played for Marseille. Gonzalo Higuain was in high spirits on Saturday after his hat-trick in a dramatic 4-0 rout of Frosinone set a new all-time record of 36 goals in a single Serie A season and fired Napoli into the Champions League. Roma, despite a 3-1 win at AC Milan that has virtually ended the host's hopes of Europa League football, finished two points back in third, meaning it will enter the preliminary rounds of Europe's premier club competition. Champion Juventus, which secured a record-equaling fifth successive title last month, capped its campaign with a 5-0 rout of 10-man Sampdoria in Turin, where Paulo Dybala struck twice for the hosts.
It left the Argentine striker with 23 goals in his first season at the club - one more than compatriot Carlos Tevez. The results left the remaining European places for next season as all that was left to be decided, and Napoli and Sassuolo emerged the victors. Roma, runners-up the past two seasons, traveled to Milan looking for a win and hoping Napoli would stumble at home. In Napoli, fans packed San Paolo stadium hoping to see local hero 'Pipita' set a new record.
Sitting at 33 goals going into the match, Higuain was still two short of Gunnar Nordahl's 1950 record of 35, scored in a 20-team Serie A campaign.
In little under two years with Barcelona, Luis Suarez has won six trophies, silenced his critics with almost impeccable on-field behavior and now, most remarkably of all, left Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in his shadow. Suarez fittingly scored a hat-trick as Barca retained its La Liga title on Saturday with a 3-0 win at Granada, lifting his tally for the season to a remarkable 59 goals and 26 assists. Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates completing his hat-trick in Saturday's 3-0 win over Granada that clinched the La Liga title. It works round-the-clock, and for not just days or weeks, but for months and months, very own Money From Your Website making you tons of CASH!
I believe that most of us want to be respected and respectful and a minority of healthcare professionals mistreat others. They are assuming that her care is faulty and that have no curiosity about or respect for her decision-making nor any empathy for what her circumstances may have been. I could act like their goofy best friend, but I could never pull off the sexy, cool self-assuredness that some of my more confident friends could make look super easy. The more experiences you have, the more positive (inevitably along with some negative) experiences you will have. Make yourself be around this person, whether it's sitting next to him in class or starting a casual conversation. But that only makes you more nervous, and makes any situation a bigger deal than it should be. Admiring someone from afar only makes them seem even better, you pickup every positive trait of theirs, while comparing your own - but there are negative ones included too. Those organizations, they're big-time," said Marquette center Henry Ellenson, an expected lottery pick.
If this one was any kind of preview of what is coming, this should be a dandy of a series between the NBA's highest-scoring teams from the regular season.
He rotated his entire starting XI for the 1-1 draw at West Brom on Sunday, meaning he welcomes back the big guns. Tony Lloyd, who serves as Manchester mayor and police commissioner, branded it "outrageous" and a "fiasco". At age 27, Chan is younger than several of the players she coaches, yet she has already secured a unique place in soccer history by becoming the first woman to lead a men's team to a top-division regional championship. Only the brilliant play of the 21-year-old Vasilevskiy - filling in for injured starter Ben Bishop - kept Tampa Bay in it.
This one could do the same for Crosby's adopted city, one in desperate need of a Stanley Cup to bookend the one Crosby helped claim in 2009. Once there, Crosby's 47th playoff goal provided a boost Pittsburgh hopes it can carry south.
That means United will be in action just four days before it faces Crystal Palace in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. Louis Blues tends goal during the third period of Sunday's opening game of the NHL's Western Conference final against the San Jose Sharks at Scottrade Center in St Louis, Missouri. The goalie benefited from a quick whistle with 1:14 left when he unsuccessfully tried to smother the puck on a long dump-in by Melker Karlsson, and it slowly slid between his pads and off his stick into the net - just after play was whistled dead. He had already won the first four this year and could have become the first driver to win five in a row to start the season since Michael Schumacher with Ferrari in 2004.
He has more variety in his shots from the baseline play, so obviously he has improved," said Djokovic. He's been consistently playing well (at Roland Garros) throughout the years, and I'm sure he's going to be very motivated to do well again. Not the three muffed chips that turned a potential birdie into an unsettling bogey as he made the turn on Sunday.
He muffed three straight chips and had to make a 6-foot putt just to escape with bogey, dropping his lead to two shots. The last hurdle was finding land on the island-green 17th, and he cleared the water with about 10 feet to spare. Kevin Chappell, who finished one shot behind Day at Bay Hill, was 5-under over his final 10 holes for a 69. Lowry made 11 of 20 shots, including five of seven from 3-point range, and DeRozan connected on 12 of 29 attempts. Miami was denied the opportunity to renew acquaintances with former teammate James in the conference final.
The Heat won their past four Game 7s, all at home, and was seeking to join the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics as the only teams to win five straight Game 7s. After rallying to beat Charlotte in the first round, Miami fell short in its bid to become the first team to erase 3-2 deficits in consecutive series. The 19-year-old brought the crowd to its feet with a blistering final lap to win the event.
She'll wrap up the competition with two more events - the 100 free and the 200 individual medley - on Sunday but won't tackle the 800 free, probably her signature event.
At that time he was not yet a candidate for the FIFA presidency and was busy preparing Michel Platini's campaign. I'm delighted, it's been a great day and we get to lift the trophy in front of the fans," said Dybala. But despite goals from Mohamed Salah, Stephan El Shaarawy and a late Emerson strike, with Carlos Bacca hitting a late consolation for the Rossoneri, it was not enough for Luciano Spalletti's men.
A But he promised me on his returnA back to the United States I would be the first media personality to interview him in New York City.A  I never will forget how confident he was that he would return victorious. Navigating and accepting your own awkward feelings will help you become more empathetic to a potential partner and is also the healthiest way to learn about yourself. Try and befriend them and act like you would around meeting say, a man you knew was only interested in men or a guy that could be your brother instead. I am normally able to talk to just about anybody, but when he came around, I could barely form a coherent sentence because he was just too gorgeous.
Reminding yourself that he's human, and not some sort of God you have to impress, should calm you down. While the other person has zero negative traits, you observed and concluded that - you know it isn't true, but emotions have no intelligence - too bad, you'll still feel the bad thing anyway. I love this Reddit thread asking for advice on how to become more confident in front of a crush. Try, if you can, just thinking of it as 'friends only' and that the goal is to just be friendly, nice and a good person for him to chat with.


Than work up to having small chat about the weather, Than thats it, call it a day, you won the 1% change for the day. This really helped me get "practice" since it's already established that the guy is interested in you, even before meeting, so I felt more confident meeting them in person.
If you try to be confident and impress him right off the bat you are more likely to get in your head about it. Than workup on talking how cute your cat is and show them the picture on your phone, "oh and while you're looking at the cat, you can put your phone number in there too".
And plus, these guys don't know you at all --why not try on a more confident and outspoken character and see how it feels? Once you do it and get positive responses, it gets easier and easier to talk to men in general. You will also realize that you are UNNECESSARILY building these guys up in your mind --once you actually talk to a bunch of them, you'll realize they have flaws and imperfections, just like you.
A My second week at the course I got in early and became bored while waiting for my homeboys.
A My teammates and coaches were often challenged by my "Just give me the ball and get the hell out of my way" attitude. A I was not the best athlete on the field or on the court, but I thought I was.A When the game was on the line I wanted the ball in my hands. A A It was a hot evening and the constant in and out of the woods was not a pleasant undertaking. What I thought would be a nine-hole outing turned into eighteen holes and a White House visit and a Presidential appointment in 1969.
General William Rogers, Hattie, President Nixon and HBA Petey and I would become great friends and in 1965 we would meet again. A The United Planning Organization a self-help community organization was hiring "Neighborhood Workers." A They hired three, me, Petey and H. A Two years later Rap would be named Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
A I would become a Roving Leader (Youth Gang Task Force) for the DC Recreation Department and Petey would find his new home in radio at WOL. A Three UPO "Neighborhood Workers" would go on to establish their own independent idenities.
A Petey would win 2 Emmy Awards and in 2007 there was a feeble attempt to do his life story on the big screen. He is now in jail serving a life sentence for the murder of a black Deputy Sherrif in Fulton County, Georgia. Brian McIntyre.A  He was sitting almost alone and there was no one waiting in line (compared to today's media circus).
A  I looked down and notice that all the white media were seated on one side of half-court and all the blacks were seated on the other side of the half-court line. He stepped in front of me and said "I got it."A It would be the start of the 4th quarter that Mark returned to the press table table and apologize for his unprofessional actions.
A There were other mistakes like someone thought a black Judy Holland was VP material---far from it.
A It took a minute but in the meantime, he was making an effort to bring about change in his own way. A But according veteran (32 years) sports writer Bill Rhoden of the New York Times, progress in sports media pressrooms around the country are on a slow boat to China.A His recent appearance on the widely acclaimed television news show Meet the Press, he said, "the NBA, NFL and MLB are still dragging their feet. Media pressrooms at Deadline are still the last plantations.A A Pioneering broadcaster and former NBA CBS basketball analyst Sonny Hill and now a sports talk show host on WIP Radio in Philadelphia said, "I am not surprised by Rhoden's statement, very little has changed in media pressrooms.
A One of the problems there is no networking among blacks who have moved it up the ladder." A That is an understatement.
A  The copy rights for Inside Sports is own by News Week Magazine and it is own by the Washington Post. A A First, there was a a problem with the PR Men from hell, Brian Sereno and Matt Williams.
A A It was brought to my attention that Sereno was disrespecting the ladies of The Roundball Report. A The meeting was set before a Wizard's game in the press louge but Scott Hall was the lead man. A He listened and we disagreed on some points but when we walked away from the table we were on the same page. A The community and everyone in it was a friend, the old and the young, the black and the white and the healthy and the lame. A I was honored to speak at his retirement held at the arena just before the Bullets moved to Washington and changed their name to the Wizards.A Denny Gordon was in ticket sales and it seem like he knew everyone who brought a ticket. A He was made the scapegoat after being sold out by his assisstant coach Bernie Bickerstaff and others. A The meeting revolved around a charity all-star game scheduled for the Bahamas, the island home of NBA star Mycal Thompson. A Magic Johnson was one of All-Stars participating.A Representatives from the NBA included VP Ron Thorne, Legal Counsel Gary Bettman and head of security Horace Balmer. A A Gary Bettman is the Commissioner of the NHL, Thorne is somewhere lurking in the NBA, Balmer has since retired and Magic is a role model for Black America? A A The short lived existence of basketball legend Michael Jordan as a Wizard's player and Executive in the front office.
A After the story broke he and several teammates made light of it during introductions of a game.
A He was eventually suspended for most of the 2009a€“10 season.A The thing that I find disturbing about this Donald Sterling charade is that folks are acting like they were surprised by his rants against blacks.
A A I also notice the same "Old faces and voices" are called on to respond to the racist acts by men like Sterling---when they are a part of the problem .
A He and Sterling were good friends because "Birds of a feather flock together." A  Check Magic's history out and you will discover the two have a lot in common. A Magic's claim to be a minority owner of the LA Dodgers is another sham (token black face).
James Brown (CBS Sports) another mis-guilded brother claiming to be a minority baseball owner and an expert on racism. A He did finally admit on the late George Michael Show (Sports Machine) "I have no say in making baseball decisions as a minority owner." A His role as a minority owner is to be paraded out on Opening Day as the black face to read the starting line-ups. A A This is the same Michael Wilbon that I had at least two recent conversations about the use of the N word as a term of endearment. A I have to give him credit, he will at least talk to me face to face and not behind my back. A I tried to explain that his rationale that his grandfather's use the word as a term of endearment does not make it right today. A I told him he should not go on national television saying it is okay to use the N word among friends and family. A It gives bigots like Donald Sterling the Green Light to do the same among his friends and family.
A Plus, Michael told me he was not going to appear on the ESPN Show Outside the Lines because the white host had no horse in the race! A A I wish that Magic, James, Michael and the rest of the media experts would defer to black men like Hank Aaron, Dr. A But they wear the battle scars and have been on the front lines of the civil rights movement in real life and in the sports arenas of America.
A In other words, they have been there and done that.A I guess that is wishful thinking, especially when everyone wants to be an expert on television. A In the meantime, they don't know their asses from a hole in the ground but the beat goes on and on. A Auerbach would go a step further in the 1966-67 NBA season, when he stepped A down after winning nine titles in 11 years, and made Bill Russell player-coach. A A trailblazers, RED AND DOTIE AUERBACHi»? ON INSIDE SPORTSA Russell would eventually be the first black to win an NBA championship. A There are far too many crying "Foul" and playing the victims in this charade, to include some NBA owners.A Let me start with my homeboy, the great Elgin Baylor who was the Clippers GM for over 2 decades.
His teams were perennial losers on the court and in attendance, but he picked up his check every two weeks and kept his mouth shut. A A In his deposition, Elgin spoke about what he called Sterling's 'plantation mentality,' alleging the owner in the late 1990s rejected a coaching candidate, Jim Brewer, because of race.
A Talking about an organization needing a change of name and a face-lift---meet Leon Jenkins.A Jenkins seen above at a press conference trying to explain why the li»?ocal branch was honoring Sterling during the 100th Anniversary of the organization next month. A A He explained the previous award had been approved by the man he replaced and he just went along to get along. A A Sterling won't be the first to sleep black and think white when it comes to sex, politics and money.
Slave owners lived by the credo and in modern day history there was the late Senator Strom Thurmond. A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer.
A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval. The game had been played in the Bahamas the previous year without incident or controversy.A It was obvious that there was a power-play being made by the league office to cancel the game. Thorn open the meeting by asking who was going to be responsible if one of the players was hurt during the game?
A Magic suggested that the topic of conversation just might be centered around an injury to a player.
I tried to explain that playing the game was no different then one of the players participating in a pick-up game on a New York City playground in the off season.
A What is this some kind of plantation?"A The room went silent and Horace Balmer the only other black in the room just shook his head and seem to be lost for words.
A Thorn called off the discussion and promised to get back to us but he never did.A In the meantime, Magic Johnson disappeared and changed his number. A Mycal was a class act but his hands were tied when Magic decided to do his Houdini act.A Gary Bettman now runs the NHL, Ron Thorn is still in the NBA somewhere calling the shots, Horace Balmer has since retired and Magic is the face (black) in the middle of the Donald Sterling charade.
A When all is said and done, the real victim despite all of her baggage is the girlfriend (The Whistle Blower) V. A NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during his annoucement as it related to the punishment of Donald Sterling apologize to black NBA pioneers Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper and Magic Johnson. A He reminds me of the controversial Celebrity Chef Paula Deen who alledgely use The N word to describe her love for black folks. A  How should we expect her to know if she has never walked in our shoes ?A  When it is a part of your DNA it is difficult to rid yourself of the gene.A  A One morning I was watching Ms. This award was longed overdue and I wonder why it took the NAACP so long to finally recognized Mr.
Belafonte in accepting the award asked, "Where are today's black leaders?A  Our children's blood is still running in our streets---there is work still to be done.
The coalition stated it will urge President Obama to mention an urban jobs plan in his state of the Union speech on February 12th----Good luck! Ben Carson of John Hopkins University Hospital.A  His prayer and message was centered around health care, the economy, American debt, and tax reform, thus taking dead aim at President Obama's platform for the nation. Carson spend 25 minutes talking about the nation's ills and solutions with the President sitting less than 5 feet from him.A  When all was said and done, President Obama was not looking so Presidential!
Carson set the record straight from the very beginning.A  He made it clear he was not taking any wooden nickels.
In 2010, he became that series' youngest driver and the first black driver to win a race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. A close friend of mine that has been partially paralyzed by strokes, pays for aids to "help". If they show up, they usually just sit and do nothing, root through her jewelry and personal effects, and some have been caught stealing jewelry.
One was there when she collapsed with another stroke, and instead of calling for help, she called her boyfriend and left, leaving her patient to manage on her own. It runs M - F from 10am - Noon and starting on Monday July 22 will repeat from 4pm - 6pm each day. My opinions about Tiger Woods or any other issue are mine and I could give a damn about what Feinstein or anybody else things about them.
In their prime at theA Washington Post, they were among the best sports writers in the country. A I was up close and personal with the sports department.A Kindred and Chad were talented writers but you could not trust them, Cornheiser and Feintstein's talent, they easily blended in with the landscape of the paper. A Feinstein called Wilbon the biggest ass kisser in sports media, if that is true he had great teacher in Cornheiser. A When Solomon tried to kick Cornheiser to the curve (fire him) in the 80s he was able to move to the Style section of the paper.
A One black female Washington Post columnist wrote a book titled "Plantation on the Potomac." A She was describing her employer. A Hopefully, they were asked to participate and were of the same mindset as Wilbon not comfortable with Mr. A Goodell makes more than any player in the NFL and he never has to make a tackle or catch a pass.A The owners recent pay out to the players for injuries suffered on their watch was peanuts compared to the billions they make year in and year out. A When he refused a request by his mother to cease using the word and a similar plea by poet Myra Angelo. Martin Luther Kinga€™s 1963 march on Washington and 46 years since his assassination in Memphis, Tenn. With the high-scoring Macauley, elite passer Cousy, and new prodigy Sharman, Auerbach had a core that provided high-octane fast-break basketball. In the next years until 1956, the Celtics would make the playoffs every year, but never won the title. Brown was desperate to turn around his struggling and financially strapped franchise, which was reeling from a 22a€“46 record.[5]A The still young but already seasoned Auerbach was made coach.
A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer.A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval.
A He was right on point.A To this day I think Magic had a previous discussion with the league office.
James Gholson, Red Auerbach, Biff Carter, Jessie Chase, Morgan Wooten, Everett Cookie Payne Sr., Frank Bolden, Dr. Leo Hill, Roper McNair, Earl Alfred, Maxwell Honemond, Tilman Sease, William Roundtree, Charlie Baltimore, Jaky Mathews, Ferdinand Day, Nick Turner, Walter Brooks, Ted McIntye, and my saviors, Dave Brown and Bighouse Gaines.A  They knew their Xs and Os, but more important, they were there for our highs and lows.A  Where have all those flowers gone? We never could have made it without them.I have given up on the Pigskin Club, but keeping hope alive for the DC Recreation Department and the Roving Leader Program.
BELL 12-25-1940---8-1-2013A A GOOD COP WHO BROKE THE CODE OF SILENCE IN THE WASHINGTON, DC POLICE DEPARTMENT. A The real Serpico is seen leaving the Bronx Courthouse alone after testifying before the Knapp Commission on wide spread police corruption in the department. A In the old days police A would carry a "drop knife---an inexpensive weapon cops would bring along on patrol to drop onto or next to suspect that they had taken out so that they could say that he had threaten them.
A Today you don't even need to do that; all that you have to do is justify the use of deadly force if you are a police officer is to say that you feared for your life, for whatever reason. If the victim dies, that just means there will one less witness around to contradict the test-lie.
A In the case of Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston police, it appears he was being extra-carefulto cover his tracks. A Probably he could have gotten away with simply declaring, as he did in the radioed report, that Walter Scott "took my taser," and that would have probably have sufficed to exonerate him. A But Slager having shot Scott eight times in the back--as everyone can see in the now famous video--perhaps felt that he needed a little help explaining what he was up to. A So apparently dropped his Taser next to Scott's body, which would obviously help to make the case that Scott "Took my taster."A If you think that what happen in North Charleston is a unique case, its not. A Only recently, in another case, a policewoman in Pennsylvania first Tasered a black man then shot him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow. A Unless honesty is rewarded more often then corruption, the police will lose credibility altogether. A I wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton in 1994 addressing this very issue, saying that honest cops have never been rewarded, and maybe there ought to be a medal for them, he wrote back but nothing change. A If enough testi-lying is uncovered, then who is going to believe the police even when they are telling the truth? A A Until now the shoot first fear of my life mantra has eliminated any cause for concern in the taking of life by police.
A When a civilian committs a crime, every nuance is looked at, the better to "throw the book at" the suspect.
A The other day I got a letter from a journalist in Argentina who was complaining about police and judicial corruption there. A I wrote back to him, there are good cops, even where you live, but if the good cops don't want to be painted with the same broad brush as the bad cops, they need to come forward and expose the guys who are doing bad things.
A Take New York City detective who was caught on camera recently abusing an Uber driver with threats and foul language, A This was truly disgusting behavior. Yet predictably enough the detective union leader, Michael Palladino, was out there making excuses for him, suggesting that, well, it was only one incident, and everyone has a bad day. A Afterward Police Commissioner William Bratton announced he was removing the detective's shield and placing him temporarily on desk duty while an investigation is conducted . A But this man needs to be demoted to uniform at the very least, or "back in the bag" as we use to say. A Imagine what he is capable of doing under the cover of darkness if he can talk to someone like that in broad daylight. A There are plenty legitimate incidents where police believe, correctly, that their lives are in danger. A I was in a few of those situations myself during the course of my career.A But unless the police forces and society as a whole take action we're not going to be able to distinguish between the legititimate claims and made-up testimony. A A long time ago Norman Rockwell painted a famous picture of a friendly neighborhood cop bending down to help a little boy. A For example; I could name someone who is a great athlete but a lousy human being or I could name someone who is a great human being but not a great athlete.
A Heading the list is Muhammad Ali (The Greatest), Red Auerbach (NBA), Dave Bing (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL), Bert R.
Sugar (Boxing), Lee Jones (NBA), Roy Jefferson (NFL) and Harold McLinton (NFL), finding pro athletes like them today are far, few and in-between.
A And that is a sad commentary when you think about the hundreds of men and women I have interviewed on Inside Sports and worked with as a youth advocate (Kids In Trouble). Moore, LB Dave Robinson (2013 NFL Hall of Fame inductee) and WR Roy Jefferson host KIT toy party. A Sam Jones (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL) and Roy Jefferson (NFL) participate in KIT clothing drive for needy children at Union Station. A Bert Sugar (Boxing) receives KIT Life Time Achievement Award and Dave Bing (NBA) pays tribute to KIT Saturday Program All-Stars.I had the opportunity to hear an interview on Sirius A XM Radio (channel 126) on the Maggie Linton Show recently, her guest was NFL Washington Pro football player, wide receiver Peirre Garcon. A I have not been very impressed with todaya€™s pro athletes and their give back commitment to their family, friends and community.
A He has three older sisters making him the youngest and the only one born in the United States.His father died when he was 4 years old leaving his mother to raise him and his 3 sisters alone.
A My background is similar to Peirrea€™s, my mother had to raise 4 boys alone with an assist from Grandma Bell.



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