Texas Tech breaks off Marlene Stollings

From Shanna McCarriston and Chris Bengel of cbssports.com : Texas Tech has fired women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings following allegations of abuse and creating a toxic team environment within the program. According to USA Today, Athletic director Kirby Hocutt told the players in a text message that the change was going to be made. “Good evening, I have really appreciated your trust in our conversation these past two days,” Hocutt said in the text message. “I wanted to let y’all know we have decided to terminate Marlene as our head coach,”…

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August 1, 2020 NBA Recap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast T.J. WarrenIND vs. PHI 53 4 3   9-12 3-pt Joel EmbiidPHI @ IND 41 21 4   10-12 ft Kyle LowryTOR vs. LAL 33 14 6   5-9 3-pt Jimmy ButlerMIA @ DEN 22 4 7   10-11 ft Paul GeorgeLAC vs. NOP 28 3 1   8-11 3-pt OG AnunobyTOR vs. LAL 23 4 1   2 stl Kawhi LeonardLAC vs. NOP 24 6 5   10-11 ft Tobias HarrisPHI @ IND 30 8 0 Chris PaulOKC vs. UTA 18 7 7   2 stl Bam AdebayoMIA @ DEN…

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July 31, 2020 NBA Recap

After nearly four months, our daily NBA recaps are back! Who Got It Done pt rb ast James HardenHOU @ DAL 49 9 8   18-21 ft G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. BOS 36 15 7 K. PorziņģisDAL vs. HOU 39 16 2   10-11 ft Trey BurkeDAL vs. HOU 31 1 6   8-10 3-pt CJ McCollumPOR vs. MEM 33 3 6   2 stl De’Aaron FoxSAC @ SAS 39 3 6 Deandre AytonPHO @ WAS 24 12 3   11-14 fg DeMar DeRozanSAS vs. SAC 27 5 10   10-13 fg Brandon ClarkeMEM @ POR 21…

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NBA reports no positive coronavirus test amongst players

From Mike Chiari of bleacher report : The NBA and NBPA announced Wednesday no players tested positive for COVID-19 for the second consecutive round of testing inside the NBA bubble near Orlando, Florida.  In a joint statement the two organizations reported none of the 344 players tested since July 20 yielded a positive result: The lack of positives is a sign that the bubble approach is working in terms of preventing the contraction and spread of COVID-19, and it suggests that all systems are go for the season restart Thursday when the New Orleans…

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Lakers will be able to sign AD

Whether anyone in the purple and gold will admit it or not, re-signing Anthony Davis has been the elephant in the room all season long. This season is a trial run for Davis to see if he wants to run for the Lake Show for the next several seasons. As the sting from being shunned by Dwight Howard 7 years has still left a bad taste in the team’s mouth. This season everyone has to be on their best behavior, as they have to convince Davis, and potentially future free…

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Damian Lillard out for Sunday’s scrimmage with foot injury

From Paul Kasabian of Bleacher Report : Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillardwill miss Sunday’s scrimmage against the Toronto Raptors. According to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, an X-ray on Lillard’s foot came back negative, but he’s suffering from inflammation that will keep him out of the lineup. Lillard, 30, is averaging a career-best 28.9 points per game for the 29-37 Blazers, who were one of 22 teams invited to Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, to complete the 2019-20 season. The campaign has been suspended since March 11 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The point…

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Domantas Sabonis leaves NBA campus with foot injury

Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis is leaving the NBA campus in Orlando to deal with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The made the announcement Friday afternoon. There is no timetable for Sabonis’ return. The son of basketball legend Arvydas Sabonis, Domantis was enjoying a career year, averaging 18.5 points, 12.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists per contest and made his first All-Star team.

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Ricky Rubio back with team after previously testing positive for COVID-19

Phoenix Suns point guard Ricky Rubin’s arrival in Orlando was delayed because of an earlier positive COVID-19 test. Rubio joined the team this week and practiced Tuesday but it is unclear if he will run in the team’s scrimmage on Thursday. “I just had two practices so I have to talk with strength coach, [Suns coach Monty Williams] and the whole team. I feel good but we have to be smart about it. It’s a preseason game. We have to figure out a plan that’s day by day. We can’t…

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Marcus Smart reminds everyone that Breonna Taylor’s murderers are still free

The names Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove, Jonathan Mattingly and Joshua Jaynes may not be familiar to you but they should be for those are the race soldiers that murdered Breonna Taylor. If you have somehow managed to miss this story, on March 13 Louisville, Kentucky used a battering ram to enter Taylor’s apartment on a no-knock warrant. The commotion caused by the intruders roused Taylor and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker. Mr. Walker did what any person would do when gun-toting strangers break into your home and attempted to defend both…

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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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