Dan Drida re-ups with Ilawarra

from nbc.com.au : The Hawks have made another key signing ahead of the 2020/21 Hungry Jack’s NBL season, with emerging star Dan Grida committing to the club for a further two years. Grida hasn’t missed a game for The Hawks since joining the team in 2018 and is set to play a key role in the new era of the club. Discovered at the NBL Next Gen Camp, Grida was recruited by The Hawks and received a call-up for the Boomers last year. He is currently recovering from an ACL injury he suffered…

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NBA: No positive COVID-19 tests inside bubble

From cbssports: By Jack Maloney 8m ago1 min read NBA teams have now been inside the Disney World bubble for nearly two weeks, and so far, things seem to be running pretty smoothly. There were two positive tests during the initial arrival period, and a few players have been forced to quarantine for extended periods for breaking rules, but other than that there has not been any major issues.  That trend continued on Monday, when the league announced there were zero positive COVID-19 tests for players over the past week. Via the league’s press…

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Larry Fitzgerald, Jr named to DICK’s Sporting Goods Board of Directors

Courtesy of DICK’S Sporting Goods PITTSBURGH, July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based omni-channel sporting goods retailer, today announced that Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., the 11-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, has been named to the company’s Board of Directors. “Larry has been part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods family for nearly 10 years, and we’ve gotten to know him very well,” said Ed Stack, Chairman and CEO. “Larry has a deep understanding of the business of sports and its market dynamics. Larry is a man…

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NBL21 Free Agency: Brisbane Bullets sign Tamuri Wigness

From nbl.com.au : The Brisbane Bullets have made another key addition to their roster for the 2020/21 Hungry Jack’s NBL season, signing talented Australian youngster Tamuri Wigness to a two-year deal. Wigness has been a member of the NBA Global Academy in Canberra for the last three years and is currently in Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence.  He also played for the Bullets at last year’s NBL Blitz in Tasmania. The 18-year-old Torres Strait Islander played junior basketball in Cairns and has enjoyed a celebrated junior career. He featured at…

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NBL21 Free Agency Signing Analysis : Yudai Baba to the Melbourne United

from nbl.com.au: Signing Snapshot: Yudai Baba to Melbourne With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. Signed by: Melbourne United  The deal: One year Age: 24 2019-20 team: Texas Legends (NBA G League) 2019-20 stats (per game): 6.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 50.5 FG%, 41.5 3P%, 70.0 FT% Projected role: Back-up shooting guard. Quote: “We haven’t signed a Special Restricted Player before, so we are definitely excited to have signed Baba and…

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NBA to institute ten-minute quarters in bubble exhibition games

Via cbssports.com : By Jack Maloney 26m ago2 min read The 2019-20 NBA season will resume inside Disney World on July 30, but before we get to the real games, each team is scheduled to play three scrimmages. After a long layoff, followed by weeks of practice, these contests, beginning July 22 through the 29th, will essentially serve as the preseason schedule.  However, due to the unusual circumstances, combined with the fact that many teams don’t have their full roster available, the league has decided to make some slight adjustments to the first…

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Anonymous coach says next super team will come out Disney bubble

from cbssports.com By Sam Quinn 1 hr ago 4 min read The NBA released a 113-page rulebook for its upcoming Disney bubble, but there is one set of regulations within the league’s collective bargaining agreement that is virtually unenforceable right now: those related to tampering. For the first time in league history, 22 complete teams are sequestered in the same place, unable to venture beyond the borders of the Disney campus into the outside world. They have limited forms of recreation available, and a limited pool of people they can engage in…

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July 17 NBL21 Free Agency Analysis

From Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au : Follow the live free agency blog all day as we update signing with analysis as they happen. With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. SIGNING SNAPSHOT: DEJAN VASILJEVIC TO SYDNEY Signed by: Sydney Kings The deal: Three years (player option final year) Age: 23 2019-20 team: University of Miami 2019-20 stats (per game): 13.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 40.8 FG%, 34.4 3P%, 88.2…

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NBL21 Free Agency: University of Miami’s Dejan Vasiljevic signs with Sydney Kings

From nbl.com.au: The Sydney Kings have announced the signing of sharpshooting guard Dejan ‘DJ’ Vasiljevic on a three-year deal. The talented young guard just completed four-years at the University of Miami where he averaged 13.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in his senior year. Making a name for himself for his impressive shooting from beyond the arc, Vasiljevic had a decorated college career finishing 17th in ACC history and 2nd among Hurricanes in career made 3-pointers. Vasiljevic expressed excitement in getting his professional career underway in Sydney. “I’m very…

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Report alleges 15 women sexually by members of Redskins staff

From cbssports By Jordan Dajani 12m ago4 min read On Thursday evening, the Washington Postpublished a disturbing exclusive which gave us an inside look at the culture of Washington’s NFL franchise. According to Will Hobson and Liz Clarke, 15 former Washington employees told The Post that they were sexually harassed during their time at the club. Over the past week as The Post presented detailed allegations and findings to Washington’s NFL franchise, three team employees accused of improper behavior abruptly departed, including Larry Michael, the club’s longtime radio voice.  In a statement, the team said…

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