Larry Drew Gets His Security, Agreeing to New Deal With Cavaliers

Larry Drew no longer has to worry about being the “voice” of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the acting coach, or any other atypical distinction. He will simply be their head coach, the team announced Monday. ESPN reported that Drew’s deal to become head coach extended through the end of this season and included a partial guarantee for 2019-20. “We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Coach Drew to continue leading the team on the court,” Koby Altman, Cleveland’s general manager, said in a statement. “He brings important experience and…

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Reopening a Nawabi chapter | The Indian Express

Written by Vishal Menon | Lucknow | Published: November 6, 2018 5:15:46 am Ekana International Cricket Stadium “Bhaiyya, aap media se ho kya?” Vikas Kumar asks with an apologetic look on his face. As you nod in the affirmative, the 27-year-old goes on to narrate his sob story. Kumar says he has purchased a ticket worth Rs 1,500 for the upcoming T20 fixture between India and West Indies to be played at Lucknow’s newly constructed Ekana International Cricket Centre. Having made the booking online, Kumar lands up at the premises…

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Nadal Ends His Season, Handing Djokovic the Year-End No. 1 Ranking

Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 on Monday after a two-year absence, assuring that he will become the first man in the history of the ATP rankings to finish a season in the top spot after being outside the top 20 during that season. That’s because the man he overtook, Rafael Nadal, announced that he was done for 2018. Nadal withdrew from the ATP Finals on Monday, citing an abdominal injury, and announced he would have arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle. Djokovic will be the ATP’s year-ending No. 1…

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Nashville Predators sign Matt Donovan to two-year, two-way contract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Matt Donovan to a two-year, two-way contract. Donovan’s deal will be worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $162,500 at the American Hockey League level this season. Next season, Donovan’s contract will pay him $700,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 at the AHL level. The 28-year-old Donovan has six goals and six assists in 13 games for the Predators’ AHL affiliate in Milwaukee. He leads the Milwaukee Admirals and is tied for 13th in the AHL in points. Donovan was…

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Steph Curry and the U.S. Open trophy get to know each other

Steph Curry loves golf. He’s played in two Web.com events. He might host a PGA Tour event next year. So it’s no surprise he got a little excited when the U.S. Open trophy showed up at the Warriors’ shootaround on Monday. The tournament will be held in June at Pebble Beach, a two-hour trip south from the Warriors’ home in Oakland. Steph Curry moves in a hurry when the U.S. Open trophy is in the building. Nick Pietruszkiewicz, ESPN.com2h ago The trophy was making the rounds Monday as part of…

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Larry Drew agrees to deal to coach Cavaliers for rest of season

7:01 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Cleveland Cavaliers interim coach Larry Drew has agreed to a contract to remain interim head coach for the rest of this season — and receive a partially guaranteed deal for the 2019-20 season, league sources told ESPN. Drew and the Cavaliers have been negotiating a solution to the issues that surrounded his reluctance to accept the interim role without receiving more guaranteed money than the customary bump up in assistant-coaching salary that Drew will get to finish out this season. Drew and his agent, Andy…

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Today’s Game Era ballot lacks surefire Cooperstown candidate

It’s the first stage of Hall of Fame season: The announcement of the Today’s Game Era ballot. This ballot includes 10 names — six players, three managers and one executive — who made their most significant impact from 1988 to the present. An overview committee screened potential candidates to arrive at the final ballot and a 16-person committee that includes Hall of Fame players, plus writers and current or former executives, will vote at the winter meetings on Dec. 9. A candidate must receive 12 of 16 votes to get…

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Day before India, West Indies match, Ekana stadium renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: November 6, 2018 3:22:30 am The order was issued by Housing and Urban Planning Department Principal Secretary Nitin Ramesh Gokarn after Governor Ram Naik gave his nod. Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow was Monday renamed after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, just a day before it is scheduled to hold its first international T20 match between India and West Indies. The dream project of Samajwadi Party (SP) national president and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has now been rechristened as…

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Caruana: ‘I Feel Ready’ | ATP World Tour

Liam Caruana is currently No. 622 in the ATP Rankings. The 20-year-old has contested just one tour-level match in his career. But after battling through an eight-player 21-and-under Italian wild card event, Caruana has a chance to compete in the prestigious Next Gen ATP Finals. “It’s new for me,” Caruana said. “But I’m enjoying every minute of it.” An added element to the event for the Italian is that he grew up playing against two star #NextGenATP Americans. Caruana’s father moved their family to the United States in 2004. Living…

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Fantasy basketball – Rest-of-season fantasy basketball rankings for points leagues

3:39 PM ET Andre SnellingsESPN Read below for rest-of-season points-league ranks. We’re three weeks into the season, and the rankings are pretty stable at the top with positions 1-4 staying the same. As you move through the rest of the rankings, some of the changes are due to feedback from the past week — injuries, players performing better or worse, roles changing, etc. Kyle Lowry is an example of this, as he has started off the season playing extremely well, and with the news that Kawhi Leonard is expected to…

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