Gordon Hayward to miss game tonight against Hawks

Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward will miss the team’s game tonight against the Atlanta Hawks for what’s being termed “personal reasons.” NBC Sports Boston Chris Forsberg reports that Hayward is not in Atlanta with the team. He has remained in Boston, as he and his wife are expecting their third daughter.  Congratulations to the Hayward clan and we hope for you another healthy and happy addition to your family. 

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Rajon Rondo cleared to return to full practice

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that point guard Rajon Rondo has been cleared for full contact practice by the club’s medical staff.  According to Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportNet, the veteran point guard is likely to return to game action next week.  Rondo has out since suffering a sprained finger on December 27. This came right on the heels of Lebron James’ groin injury on Christmas Day.  We’re both antsy to get back,” Rondo told The Athletic’s Joe Vardon. “I’m actually trying to beat him back, so, but like I…

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Jackson State and Texas Southern Men’s Basketball game to air live on ESPNU

Monday, January 21st at 6:00 p.m. the Jackson State and Texas Southern’s men’s basketball team will face off at TSU’s Health and Physical Education Arena. Both teams roll into the meeting with matching 2-1 SWAC records. Texas Southern is lead offensively by the triumvirate of Jalyn Patterson, Jeremy Combs, and Trayvon Reed, who average 13.9, 13.2 and 13.1 points per game respectively, while Jackson State’s Chris Howell is the man for the Tigers. If you are a fan or alumni of either school and can’t make the trip to Houston…

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SWAC Women’s Basketball Notebook- January 19-21

From swac.org FULL WEEKLY NOTEBOOK This weekend’s matchups:JANUARY 19*UAPB @ Southern3 p.m./Baton Rouge, La.*MVSU @ Alcorn State3 p.m/Lorman, Miss.*Jackson State @ Prairie View A&M3 p.m./Prairie View, Texas*Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M3 p.m./Birmingham, Ala.*Grambling State @ Texas Southern5:30 p.m./Houston, Texas JANUARY 21*Jackson State @ Texas Southern4 p.m./Houston, Texas*UAPB @ Alcorn State5:30 p.m./Lorman, Miss.*MVSU @ Southern5:30 p.m./Baton Rouge, La.*Grambling State @ Prairie View A&M5:30 p.m./Prairie View, Texas Top Storylines, News and Notes: Alabama A&M sits atop league standings but has dropped three of its last four against in-state rival Alabama State. A…

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Why NBA people whose thoughts, actions and decisions mean something are looking at the NBL

This is an interesting read from Liam Santamaria on how more NBA team eyes are starting to focus on the NBL. Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria The NBL’s reputation as a breeding ground for NBA talent continues to grow, with more NBA coaches, agents, analysts and scouts than ever viewing the league as a legitimate development pathway. It’s a reputation that has skyrocketed over recent years thanks to a combination of factors, including the increased visibility of the league, the NBLxNBA initiative and the success of young players developing…

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Illawarra defeats New Zealand 107-96 in come from behind win

From nbl.com.au: Forward pair Todd Blanchfield and Brian Conklin combined for 47 points to lead the Illawarra Hawks to Friday night’s inspired 107-96 comeback victory over the New Zealand Breakers at WIN Entertainment Centre. Illawarra were behind at every change before outscoring the Breakers 34-11 in the final quarter to claim their 10th win of the season and stay in the finals race. Jordair Jett and AJ Ogilvy scored 14 points apiece off the bench for the Hawks, while four-time Olympian David Andersen added 10. “Our last four games are…

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Since the release of a limited Air Force One way back in 2005, Black History Month themed shoes have been a yearly staple from Nike. This year’s collection features shoes from Nike, Jordan Brand and Converse and includes the: Nike Lebron 16 Kyrie 5 KD 11 PG 3 Nike Air Force 1 Utility Flare 2 Air Jordan 1 Air Jordan 2 Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 (2) Chuck Taylor Highs The 2019 Nike Black History Month Collection commences with the release of the Lebron 16 on January 21st with the majority…

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Dion Waiters fined for comments about playing time

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters was fined an undisclosed amount following his comments about his playing time following the team’s game in Milwaukee against the Bucks. “ F— patience! I want to play. I’ve been patient long enough. What do I got to be patient for? Come on man. I’ve been patient. I think everybody knows that it’s time. What are we waiting for? If I’m out there, play me.” Waiters is only in the seventh game after returning from an ankle injury that kept him out of action for…

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LeBron James cleared to practice next week

When LeBron James had to leave the team’s Christmas Day beatdown of the world champion Golden State Warriors, the Lakers fan base has held its collective breath. In the interim, the Lakers have also seen Rajon Rondo and Kyle Kuzma fall out of the lineup due to injuries. Rondo has been out since December 25 after suffering a grade 3 sprain on his right ring finger that required surgery, while Kuzma missed two games with a back injury. The Lakers have lost seven of their last eleven games but there…

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Lebron 3 “Home” Colorway to return

The “home” colorway of Lebron James’ third signature shoe is the second original colorway that will see a return to retail.  This version features the white and black leather of the original, but unlike the 2005 version, this pair eschews varsity red, opting for a varsity crimson hue. Outside of that color change, the shoe is true to its first release.  The “Home” Nike Zoom Lebron 3 is scheduled for a February 3 release at nike.com and select Nike Basketball retailers. The sticker price is set at $175 USD.  Pictures…

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