Month: August 2021

8:49 AM ET Associated Press Team USA will face Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba in the first round of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. The Americans, who won a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo but finished only seventh at the most recent Basketball World Cup two years ago, found out their
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1:48 PM ET Rajon Rondo plans to sign a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers upon clearing waivers Monday, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Rondo, who agreed to a contract buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, will still make his full $7.5 million salary this season between the buyout and his
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Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images Vikings: Major Kirk Cousins target to undergo surgery by Braulio Perez Rajon Rondo will be making his return to the Los Angeles Lakers…reaffirming that LeBron James is definitely building a super-team.  This shouldn’t be to anyone’s surprise at this point, but the Los Angeles Lakers are definitely building up
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1:32 PM ET Associated Press NBA referees will all be vaccinated against the coronavirus this season. The NBA announced Saturday that it has struck a deal with the National Basketball Referees Association on that requirement. Part of the referees’ agreement with the NBA also says that those working games will receive booster shots once those
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. We’ve officially hit the doldrums of the NBA offseason — 25 days since NBA free agency opened, 31 days from the opening of training camps. This means it’s ranking
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4:52 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Another former Laker appears to be on his way back to the purple and gold. Rajon Rondo will likely sign with the Lakers, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, upon clearing waivers after a contract buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. Rondo was traded from the LA Clippers to
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2:47 PM ET Brian Windhorst Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Tim Bontemps The NBA informed teams Friday that all personnel under team control who work within 15 feet of players or referees during games will be required to be fully vaccinated
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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports PFL playoffs: Brendan Loughnane vs. Movlid Khaybulaev full live results and highlights by Thomas Albano PFL playoffs: Brendan Loughnane vs. Movlid Khaybulaev reddit live stream by Al Mac The Los Angeles Lakers are still filling out their roster and it’s possible that Rajon Rondo could be back in the purple and
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Montrezl Harrell of the Los Angeles Lakers in action against the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Phillies-Diamondbacks game delayed due to COVID-19 concerns by Scott Rogust Former Vikings, Chiefs lineman fires back at Jadeveon Clowney’s insulting comments by Mark Powell Montrezl Harrell took to instagram to give parting words to the Lakers organization
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11:17 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police officer briefly pressed a knee to the neck of Jaxson Hayes as the New Orleans Pelicans center gasped “I can’t breathe” seconds before another officer used a Taser on him during a struggle, according to body camera video released Friday. The officers went
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