Former Celtics, Canisius guard John McCarthy dies at 86

Former Celtics, Canisius guard John McCarthy dies at 86

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John McCarthy, who won an NBA title with the 1964 Boston Celtics and helped Canisius to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances in the 1950s, has died. He was 86. Canisius announced that McCarthy died Saturday of natural causes in the Buffalo suburbs, where he grew up and lived most of his life. McCarthy spent six seasons in the NBA, playing guard from 1956 to 1964. He closed his career by playing 28 games with the Red Auerbach-coached Celtics, who were in the midst of winning eight consecutive titles.nfl jerseys cheap authentic In 1960, while with the St. Louis Hawks, McCarthy scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds and 11 assists to become the NBA's first player to post a triple-double in his first career playoff game. Only three other…
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Texans’ Ross Blacklock among bumper crop of Houston-area talent

Texans’ Ross Blacklock among bumper crop of Houston-area talent

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New Houston Texans defensive tackle Ross Blacklock grew up with a basketball in his hand. His father, Jimmy, played at the University of Texas before performing with the Harlem Globetrotters from 1974 to 1987. Jimmy coached the team for more than 10 years as well.cheap nfl nike jersey Even though Blacklock first dunked a basketball when he was 13 years old, he couldn’t resist the call to football. He joked that “basketball was just too soft” for him, and said he used to always foul out when he was playing in AAU games. “I’d come off football season and go straight to basketball,” Blacklock said at the NFL combine. “Sometimes I’d be too aggressive, and I was like, 'Dang, this is just too soft for me sometimes.' But it’s a…
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Vikings, Saints set for Christmas in NFL’s first Friday game since ’09

Vikings, Saints set for Christmas in NFL’s first Friday game since ’09

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The 2020 schedule will include a rare quirk when the New Orleans Saints host the Minnesota Vikings on Christmas Day. It will be the first Friday game since the San Diego Chargers beat the Tennessee Titans on Christmas night in 2009. And it will be just the 11th NFL game played on a Friday since the 1970 merger.nike nfl jerseys cheap china "There was some Christmas magic involved here," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. "Another Saint, St. Nick, put in the request for that game as an extra present." The matchup itself should have some significant NFC playoff implications. This will be the fifth meeting between the Saints and Vikings in the past four years, including playoff wins by Minnesota in both the 2017 and 2019 seasons. New Orleans will…
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How the Broncos have addressed their needs at cornerback

How the Broncos have addressed their needs at cornerback

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Four consecutive playoff misses, three consecutive losing seasons and a decided lack of touchdowns will do that to a team. But following free agency and the NFL draft it sounds like at least part of the Broncos' plan at cornerback remains the same. Last season, a big part of the plan rested on Bryce Callahan's surgically repaired foot, and a big part of the plan for whatever becomes of the 2020 season will still rest on Callahan's surgically repaired foot.new nike nfl jerseys cheap Callahan was signed to a three-year, $21 million deal last year to be a starter. He has a built-in knowledge of Vic Fangio's defense given Callahan's four years with the Bears while Fangio was the team's defensive coordinator. But Callahan limped off the field during a…
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Jesse Lingard: I’ve had plenty of setbacks at Manchester United

Jesse Lingard: I’ve had plenty of setbacks at Manchester United

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Jesse Lingard has admitted he has "had a lot of setbacks" at Manchester United. Lingard has established himself at Old Trafford after coming through the club's academy, making more than 200 senior appearances. But that was not before a tough journey though youth football, a series of loan moves and a lengthy lay-off with a knee injury suffered in 2014.nfl nike jerseys for cheap "I was always small, when I was in the Under-18s I played most Under-16s games because a lot of people were bigger than me, but it didn't faze me," Lingard told The Official Manchester United Podcast. "I always worked hard, I always stayed behind, always did the right thing. "I think it's just working hard, and sticking to the plan but, sometimes you go off course.…
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Man United’s McTominay rejected loan move to fight for place at club

Man United’s McTominay rejected loan move to fight for place at club

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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has said that he rejected a loan move to fight for his place at the club shortly after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival. The midfielder has become integral to Solskjaer's rebuild at Old Trafford, but he has said he was faced with a dilemma over his future while trying to establish himself in the team. "About a year and half ago there was a time where [a loan move] might have been a possibility and then somebody leaves or something like that, and then your opportunity comes and you have to take it," McTominay told The Manchester United Podcast.cheap nfl jerseys china nike "You hear loads of stories about boys going on loan and different things like that and I always had it in my…
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How Phil Jackson is influencing today’s NBA coaches

How Phil Jackson is influencing today’s NBA coaches

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"Can you imagine?" Rivers asked on the twice-weekly Zoom call he has been having with his LA Clippers coaching staff since the NBA season was postponed on March 11. "Can you imagine being told before the year that you're going to get fired?" As the 10-part docuseries details, the Bulls had just won back-to-back championships, and their fifth championship in seven years, but general manager Jerry Krause had decided that no matter what the team did that season, it was time to rebuild -- and Jackson wouldn't be the head coach.nfl jerseys from china "Can you imagine having the right mindset to teach?" Rivers lamented. "To get guys to buy into their role and do the right thing? I can't even imagine the patience and serenity he had to have…
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Dallas Cowboys make rare trade with Eagles to draft center Tyler Biadasz

Dallas Cowboys make rare trade with Eagles to draft center Tyler Biadasz

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The Dallas Cowboys were somewhat surprised when Travis Frederick retired earlier in the offseason, but they made a trade Saturday to pick up another Wisconsin center, selecting Tyler Biadasz with the final selection of the fourth round. To get Biadasz, the Cowboys made a trade with the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles, giving up a fifth-round pick next year and this year's 164th selection to move up to No. 146. It's the first time the Cowboys and Eagles have made a draft-day trade since 2010, when the Cowboys moved up to take linebacker Sean Lee in the second round.nike nfl jersey cheap The Cowboys downplayed the need for a center in their pre-draft news conference, especially early, despite losing Frederick. They have Joe Looney, Connor McGovern and Connor Williams as…
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Chelsea eye Coutinho with United winning Sancho race – sources

Chelsea eye Coutinho with United winning Sancho race – sources

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Chelsea are considering a loan deal to sign Philippe Coutinho as an alternative to Jadon Sancho because they fear the Borussia Dortmund winger will join Manchester United, sources have told ESPN. Sancho, 20, is expected to leave Dortmund this summer in a deal worth more than £100 million and Chelsea have been monitoring his situation for months with a view to making an offer. However, sources have told ESPN that senior figures at Stamford Bridge believe United are winning the race to sign Sancho, and while they have not entirely given up hope, other alternatives are now being discussed. Coutinho, 27, is one such option. He is on loan at Bayern Munich from parent club Barcelona. The Bundesliga side are unwilling to meet a £97m buyout clause they agreed for…
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Pistons’ Sekou Doumbouya returns to France to be near family

Pistons’ Sekou Doumbouya returns to France to be near family

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Pistons rookie Sekou Doumbouya is back in France while NBA play is on hold because of the coronavirus crisis, the team confirmed Saturday.cheap nike nfl jersey The league recommended players avoid nonessential travel, but players -- in concert with their team -- could choose to go to another city and stay there. International travel could lead to logistical concerns if play resumes and a player faces hurdles returning to the United States. A Pistons spokesman said the team is aware that the 19-year-old Doumbouya is in France and that he left to be closer to family during this pandemic.cheap nfl nike jersey Detroit drafted Doumbouya in the first round last year. A native of Guinea, he moved to France when he was young and played there before coming to the…
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