Good News for Nets: Caris LeVert’s Injury Not as Bad as It Looked

After a devastating injury to Brooklyn guard Caris LeVert on Monday night, followed by an outpouring of support across the NBA, the Nets received unexpected good news: LeVert will not need foot surgery and is expected to return this season, the Nets team orthopedist said Tuesday. “Fortunately, tests performed this morning revealed that there are no fractures and only moderate ligament damage,” Dr. Martin O’Malley said. “While the optics of this injury may have appeared to be more severe, surgery will not be required. Caris will begin a period of…

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Joe Mauer officially bids Twins farewell in tear-filled news conference

MINNEAPOLIS — Yes, the narrative of Joe Mauer‘s career was missing a championship chapter. That plotline stalled for a few years while the star was set back by injuries. Still, this story of the Minnesota native with the smooth left-handed swing who played for the Twins the entire time sure was made for a movie. Six weeks after Mauer symbolically donned his catcher’s gear for one last crouch behind the plate in the final inning of the season , Mauer formalized his goodbye to the game at a tear-filled-yet-cheerful news…

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Fuglsang and coach part ways – News shorts

Astana‘s Jakob Fuglsang will be on the lookout for a new coach after long-time trainer Rune Larsen parted ways with the Kazakh WorldTour team. Related Articles According to Danish news site ekstrabladet.dk, former mountain biker Fuglsang, who goes into his 13th season as a professional road rider in 2019, has worked with Larsen for his whole career, but will face next season without him. “There are some things that the team’s management and I don’t agree on,” Larsen told the website by way of explanation. “I’m annoyed that they want…

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MPCC to meet with WADA chief Reedie – News shorts

The Movement for a Credible Cycling (MPCC) has accepted an invitation from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s President Sir Craig Reedie to meet and discuss the group’s concerns over the governance of WADA. Related Articles The MPCC issued a press release last month calling for Reedie to resign, and criticising the agency for its handling of the Chris Froome salbutamol case, the use of tramadol in sports, Operación Puerto and whereabouts rules. Reedie replied with a stinging letter, saying the MPCC had an ‘over-simplified’ view of the Froome case, and said its criticism of…

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Ferrari exit rumours are just ‘fake news’, says team boss Maurizio Arrivabene

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene believes the rumours of his imminent departure were simply to “create instability” within the team. After Lewis Hamilton secured his fifth world title, our panel of F1 journalists review the main talking points from the Mexican Grand Prix. Many considered Ferrari favourites to capture the drivers’ and constructors’ championships this year but the team’s season crumbled, with a series of mistakes from Sebastian Vettel and the pit-wall handing the initiative to Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes. Hamilton wrapped up the championship with two races to spare. That…

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‘I don’t pay attention’ to news of internal Lakers conflict

PORTLAND, Ore. — With the Los Angeles Lakers preparing to play their first game since news emerged of coach Luke Walton’s heated meeting with president of basketball of operations Magic Johnson, LeBron James said his focus — and his team’s — remains solely on winning. “It doesn’t bother me at all because I don’t pay attention to it, I don’t listen to it,” James said Saturday in advance of the Lakers’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers, when asked about the noise surrounding his team. “It actually never even gets…

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Tibco-SVB announce roster for 2019 – Women's News Shorts

American team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank have released their 2019 roster, which includes 10 returning riders and three new additions. The team includes Lauren Stephens, who returns after a year with Cylance Pro Cycling, and Tour of California stage winner Kendall Ryan. The new riders will bolster the team’s core group that achieved a record 37 victories and 73 podiums in 2018, including the team’s first-ever podiums in the Women’s WorldTour. The team will continue to focus on the WWT while maintaining a strong North American presence during the 2019 season. The…

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UAE Team Emirates extend with Mirza and Mori – News Shorts

UAE Team Emirates have extended with riders Yousif Mirza and Manuele Mori, with the former set to stay for at least two more years and the latter for a year. The re-signing of Mirza and Mori means that the team has 29 confirmed riders for next season. Related Articles The 30-year-old Mirza turned professional with UAE Team Emirates last season and this year won the road race at the Asian Continental Championships before going on to take both the road race and time trial at the UAE national championships. “I’m…

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Jayhawks place 6th at Trinity Forest Invitational | News, Sports, Jobs

A pair of players finished in the top-20 as the University of Kansas golf team concluded the final event of the fall at the Trinity Forest Invitational. As a team, Kansas shot a 901 (+37) over three rounds and shot a 302 (+14) on Tuesday to close out the tournament, which was good enough to tie for sixth in the 12-team event. Illinois won the tournament with an 872 (+8). Yi-Tsen Chou secured a 10th place individual finish, shooting a 2-under 70 on Tuesday with five birdies. She…

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