Extra games can help some teams in the NBA summer grind Tim Reynolds (Associated Press) - July 6, 2018 - 3:40pm LAS VEGAS — Summer play is a grind for the Miami Heat. They like it that way. Miami is one of eight teams doubling up on summer leagues this year, and when the biggest one in NBA history opens on Friday in Las Vegas (Saturday Manila time) — all 30 franchises are sending a club to the primary summer league for the first time — the Heat think that getting three games under their belt already will be a big help. The first summer league hosted by the Sacramento Kings, the California Classic, came to a close Thursday. Golden State beat the Los Angeles Lakers 77-71, and Miami topped Sacramento 86-76. Play in the Utah Jazz Summer League also wrapped up Thursday, with San Antonio beating Memphis 94-87 and Utah beating Atlanta 92-87 in the finale — the memorable moment there being when Jazz guard … [Read more...] about Extra games can help some teams in the NBA summer grind
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Club Champion, a golf club fitting and building company, is coming to Cary. A fitting studio will open in April at 419 Crossroads Blvd. Club Champion fits, sells and builds custom golf clubs using clubheads, shafts and grips from such brands as Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping, Titleist, PXG, Fujikura and Golf Pride. The company says it delivers a tour-quality fitting that produces longer, more accurate shots. With 3,000 square feet, the Cary studio has been designed to showcase Club Champion’s fitting experience and 35,000 hittable clubhead and shaft combinations. The studio includes two indoor hitting bays with launch monitors for analyzing performance, a putter fitting system with practice green, and a build shop for repairing and assembling golf clubs by hand. “Our approach is unbiased, with no promotion of any specific vendors,” said Joe Lee, the company’s CEO. “Our only goal is to find the best combination of components to help customers hit longer, more … [Read more...] about Does a better fitting golf club make a difference?
source Claus Anderson/Getty While the best players in the NBA, NFL, and MLB make incredible sums of money, the NHL is a bit of a straggler when it comes to player salaries. The league’s salary cap prevents teams from paying more than $15 million per year to an individual player. In contrast, 29 out of 30 NBA teams have at least one player making that much money this season. But even with its relatively restrictive spending limits, the NHL economy is robust, and $100 million contracts are not unheard of. Below, check out our rundown of the NHL players who have the highest total salary on each team, ranked by their 2017-18 salaries. Contract data was obtained from Spotrac. This post was originally published in December. 29 (tie). Evander Kane, Buffalo Sabres — $6 million source Ezra Shaw/Getty Position: Left wing Contract: 6 years, $31.5 million One thing to know: Kane was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers with the fourth overall pick in the … [Read more...] about The highest-paid player on every NHL team for the 2017-18 season
By Faraz Sarwat Sports Reporter Sat., Feb. 24, 2018 If Cricket Canada is to be believed, this summer Toronto could see the advent of a professional cricket league with teams comprising of foreign pros and local cricket talent. A media release from Cricket Canada in early December promised this and more. Nearly three months later however, official details remain scarce. Cricket Canada has signed a memorandum of understanding with an Indian company called Mercuri to develop a Twenty20 cricket league, with a final agreement yet to be concluded. Cricket Canada’s website states that Mercuri has met all aspects of Cricket Canada’s sanctioning policy. Until recently on its website, Mercuri listed Sports Management among its services and stated: “We own, produce and manage many of the world’s most prestigious sporting events and offer unique hospitality and sponsorship opportunities that help companies build global brands.” But … [Read more...] about Pro cricket league coming to Toronto this summer — maybe
caption Manchester United star Paul Pogba and manager Jose Mourinho having an exchange during a recent English Premier League match. source Catherine Ivill/Getty Images One of the highest-profile players in soccer, Paul Pogba, did not start a high-profile match on Wednesday. Pogba has been missing playing time amid rumors of tension between him and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. At least one report claims Pogba is trying to leave Manchester United altogether. Wednesday’s Champions League matchup between Manchester United and Sevilla FC once again featured the conspicuous absence of star midfielder Paul Pogba from the United starting lineup. Sources told ESPN FC, ” . . . that Pogba had not been selected to face Sevilla, and it has been confirmed that Mourinho instead opts for a midfield three of Nemanja Matic, 21-year-old Scott McTominay and Ander Herrera, who has missed the last … [Read more...] about One of the most expensive soccer players in the world has been benched and it’s not clear why