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I've made two meth jokes on twitter today, only to realize that twitter is my meth.
Pagano: Stressing ball-security all week if inclement weather. Makes it tough to throw, so better pack a good running game.
Initial reaction to US World Cup draw: sh*t.
Pagano: Toler, Thornton, Conner all questionable for Sunday. Linkenbach, Francois out.
Also worth noting: If Melo is truly "recruiting" Rondo, that seems to imply Melo plans on staying.
W/ Asik on block, megatrade: Hou gets: Gase, JaVale, Fowler. Den gets: Kubiak, Asik, those crappy minor leaguers they actually got from Hou.
Have got four emails so far today about Cano (Jay Z is his agent) signing with the Mariners and if that's a good sign for the Thunder.
Knicks, of course, are on track for massive cap room in 2015, so Rondo pursuit is plausible.
Did USA lose already?
Today’s sports radio: “OK, let’s talk World Cup draw… “So… how about those Blazers!"
That U.S. World Cup draw.... That doesn't look much like the NBA's. Atlantic Division.
I ask my friends in Buffalo and up North to pray for us as we deal with these terrifying weather conditions. http://t.co/EYByj31ynh
Causes danger of both losing 1st pick and allowing for thought of retaining Wade as HC ... both would be bad things.
Specific window to keep eye on for Rockets moving Asik is Dec. 15 (when last summer's free-agent signees become trade-eligible) to Dec. 19
Actually dislike choice of Wade for interim HC. Think his style could bring honeymoon period prior to falling apart. W/ just 3 gms, not good
You can liken this to Thomas Robinson situation. Everyone knew Rockets were moving him by draft day ... it's just of matter of where now
GREAT MOMENTS COME FROM GREAT OPPORTUNITY!! OK, got it out of my system. US has no shot.
Reason Dec. 19 is significant is because anyone Rockets get would be eligible to be re-packaged in new deal on trade-deadline day (Feb. 20)
Hearing this strong: Rockets determined to trade Omer Asik by Dec. 19 at latest and have ramped up discussions with potential trade partners
Brown and Charlotte coach Steve Clifford have long history as Clifford was assistant coach with Bob Brown, Brett's father
Berman of the Post is reporting that Sweden will win the World Cup.
According to Yardbarker, Paul George Is Dating Playmate Jessica Burciaga: http://t.co/toLwkyHKGA
If England plays anything like the Brits I play against every Saturday, Italy could just start its second team. Maybe even its U21 team
As someone who considers 2 weeks of hype pre-Super Bowl over-the-top, imagine how I feel about 6 mos of World Cup GroupofDeathing.
Brown made a point to talk to his tram about the greatness of Nelson Mandela
Honestly, the Cano deal is probably worth it for the Mariners for the Jay Z name-drops in future tracks alone.
Tony Wroten will start for MCW tonight. Brown said he doesn't think MCW will play tomorrow against Denver
We'll know how badly the Texans want that first pick soon. If Wade's the interim HC, they really want it ... a lot.
Aside, remember watching '10 World Cup draw on BBC in a Dublin pub. Everyone laughed when England drew USA. Weren't laughing 6 months later.
So the US plays Germany, Ghana, Kubiak and Cano?
It's confirmed: After 11-straight losses, the Texans fire head coach Gary Kubiak.
Jones limited Carmelo to seven points on 3/10 FGs last January. Against McRoberts, Anthony shot 6/8 for 17 pts. Scored 40 overall.
Bad news: the Magic don't have DeQuan Jones to put on Carmelo anymore. Good news: no Josh McRoberts either
From what I'm gathering, the USA got as bad a draw as they could have asked for. Yikes.
Brazil, as expected, catches huge break. USA in trouble... Argentina wins it all (with their technically Italian roster)
Portugal drawn to group G with USA, Germany and Ghana. Recent World Cup history with all 3...
Stick to basketball, twitter feed.
That World Cup draw went about as well for the U.S. as this season has gone for the Nets so far. Yikes. Couldn't get much worse than that.
JVaughn on the Knicks: "This is a team that's given us problems in the past. Carmelo's ability to score ... is a challenge for us."
Is there any chance of a snow game? At all?
When the teams in America's group have players you've actually heard of, you know the US has no chance
Klinsmann said he wanted a challenge and he certainly has one. Wow.
Portugal drawn into US group. Let's see, Americans going against Ronaldo, Germany and Ghana. Couldn't be much tougher.
Ouch. The World Cup draw... ouch.
Welps. All of the welps.
Okay, so what just happened? USA's group is tough, we'll get banged out early and we can all get on with our summer early? Yes?
USA is going to get Portugal. Plus, Germany and Ghana. See ya.
NBA rookies should be assigned to NBA teams in the same way they're selecting the World Cup draw. That would be entertaining.
France gets incredible draw - in Swiss group.
All this soccer talk makes me wanna watch Ladybugs
Here comes England for Italy. Forza baby!
U.S. skeleton's Matt Antoine in medal contention at World Cup in Park City: 3rd place after heat 1. Hasn't been on medal stand since 2011-12
Spain opens with Netherlands, a rematch of 2010 final that was ugly. What a start 2014 World Cup will have.
It'll be nice just to have the stadiums finished ...
Brazil-Croatia will be the opening game at FIFA World Cup
USA will get another European team in their group. "Come on England."
Group G for the USA, also with Germany and Ghana and still to be drawn team. Will open with Ghana (lost to them in round of 16 in 2010)
So.... World Cup 2018? USA!USA!
Need pic of Klinsmann’s face. STAT
US opens with Ghana, team that has beaten them in two previous World Cups. Germany is in group. Very interesting with Klinsmann coaching US.
Have fun, 'Merica!
Here comes USA: USA draws Germany and Ghana. Tough one.
Honduras drawn into Switzerland's group.
"OPEN WIDE FOR SOME SOCCERRRRRRR!"
The Masai/Pete D. connection means you can expect a lot of Sac/Toronto rumors.
Sitting on plane for so long led to decision to keep MCW at home, Brett Brown said. He added that there's infection, inflammation in knee.
Australia in with Chile and Spain.
When I say Jimmer "talks" I should really say rumors. Talks imply there are...you know..talks.
Mexico in Brazil's group and will open with Cameroon.
Group H already has Belgium and Algeria...so wouldn't be a landing spot for us either
Tony Wroten will start at PG for Sixers. Rest if starting five intact, Brett Brown said
They're going to ensure there is at least one evil country in every group, right?
For those asking, I'm told there's nothing to the Jimmer to Toronto talks.
Can we get the USA in Group E! Switzerland and Ecuador in it so far
Italy draws Uruguay and top striker Edinson Cavani, who happens to be Italian.
Cameroon goes into Group A with Brazil.
Now playing live on ESPN2: The actual argument for not broadcasting the NCAA Tournament selection. /Passes out
10-year deals to players over 30 always work out great.
He's still trying to get his range of motion back in his left Achilles/ankle area. That's been his biggest hurdle.
Kobe won't travel with the team as he'll have morning and evening workouts in LA the next two days.
Sorry for the Lima mix up :)
There surely has to be a far less insane way to do the World Cup draw.
I'm sorry. These $200+ million contracts just don't seem worth it.
After heat 1 of men's World Cup skeleton race in Park City, USA's Matt Antoine is 3rd, trailing LAT Martins Dukurs & RUS Alexander Tretiakov
I understand why Seattle would throw all that money at a 31-year-old 2nd baseman. They have it, so spend it. But not sure it changes much.
To clarify: Joel Anthony should not be the Canadian male athlete of the year.
Come on USA. May the odds be ever in your favor.
It's a whiteout!!! I'm trapped and I can't get out. I need an In-N-Out burger, a razor, a pair of socks and Gatorade. And a tree trimmer.
Chandler Parsons went through shootaround, says back feeling better but still some tightness. Will be game-time decision.
Shocking that Brazil is using a fairly attractive Brazilian woman to host the World Cup draw. Would not have guessed that.
Seattle might hurt Cano's marketability, but is he all that marketable to begin with? If he's got it, he's got it. Like Griffey and Kemp.
Two huge differences: A-Rod was only 25 back then (Cano is 31 now) and A-Rod's '00 deal in 2013 dollars would be... I can't even imagine.
Remember that terrible Clippers defense? Well, they now rank 16th in the NBA. Top-5 over last 2 weeks.
Name me a compelling reason why back-to-back NBA champion Joel Anthony shouldn't be male Canadian athlete of the year. JUST ONE.
With MCW not even making trip to Charlotte, thinking he will be out at least a few games
World Cup draw on ESPN2. U.S. hoping to avoid a Group of Death but it may be unavoidable.
So the NBA just took the Lakers/Kings game off tonight and will broadcast the Lakers/Raptors game!……..This Kobe guy is pretty popular, eh?
That's probably my first non-Rutgers tweet in three weeks. At some point I'll get around to the NBA. The Celtics are in 1st place at 8-12?!
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Obama, first lady to travel to South Africa next week to pay respects to Nelson Mandela.
How much did FIFA have to pay the drug cartels to allow the World Cup draw to go on without interruption?
Very different players, but Cano to Seattle for 10/240M seems a bit like Alex Rodriguez from Seattle to Texas for 10/252M in Dec 2000, no?
Marcin Gortat dominated Bucks in last meeting, a 100-92 Wizards OT victory in Mke. Bucks thin on front line for game tonight.
Cano, Ellsbury, whoever...why are teams still giving any 30-plus players these contracts? How many have been worth it in the long run?
Zaza Pachulia did not make trip due to sprained foot. Ekpe Udoh (sprained ankle) did not take part in shootaround in D.C. this morning.
Rusty French, sorry. "Jimmer ne joue toujours pas au Canada!" translates to "Jimmer still isn't playing in Canada" not "Jimmer for 3! Win!!"
I mean seriously, if you're a football coach and you haven't developed your own pyramid, don't even bother applying in Seattle.
Massive upset in Australia: Longtime featherweight champion Chris John falls to veteran Simpiwe Vetyeka. John retired after the sixth round
I just wish there would have been some sort of warning about this cold and ice.
Question for those who think Jason Kidd's job is in jeopardy: Do you think Nets management would step to podium and admit it made a mistake?
Tampa Bay Rays total team payroll last season = $57.5 million… Only had 1 player on the entire roster making more than $5 million
Clearly I underestimated the mariners. Enjoy 38-year-old Cano. He'll be your DH and highest paid player. Cool.
Jay Z is better at marketing than rapping. And that's a compliment.
Ready for the World Cup draw...I see this is budgeted for 2 hours on the guide. Surely the actual draw won't be that long...
Oh man. Looks like Seattle also agreed to hire Memphis Bleek as their new third base coach.
Our remote broadcast at Goody Goody in The Colony has been postponed. We'll give you the new date when it is rescheduled. I love you so hard
Shocked by Cano's 10-year, $240M deal with SEA? Why? Jay-Z already said "I'm overcharging ... for what they did to the Cold Crush."
But as much as Miami misses Wade when he's out, it can still win regularly w/o him in reg season if it locks in defensively & moves ball.
Jimmer grew up about two hours away from the Canadian border in Glens Falls, NY, so the trade would totally make sense.
I hope Jay Z doesn't think he's taking over Seattle rap game. Nothing beats Posse On Broadway by Sir Mix A Lot.
Look, this was a calculated, tax-related risk Miami took when it amnestied Miller. It was always likely Wade would miss 15-20 games.
Warning for those following for NBA info: I'm covering bobsled, luge & skeleton at 2014 Sochi Olympics so expect a few sliding tweets.
So, does the Yankees not getting Cano, now having money to throw elsewhere, screw with the Rangers?
Heat shopping for backcourt help means Roger Mason Jr, non-guaranteed contract has never looked more non-guaranteed. guarantee date Jan. 10.
Jay-Z's "Cano Negotiations" freestyle drops in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .
Latvia's Martin Dukurs just broke 12-year-old skeleton track record @ Park City World Cup event with time of 48.58 seconds.
Why are people asking me if Heat are looking to trade Wade? That's not what report said. Looking to get help for when he's missing time.
For $24M a year, Robinson Cano told the Mariners he'll also run out a few grounders. Deal.
Thankfully, the NBA's rules saves owners and executives from themselves. Any contract in any sport longer than five years is just foolish
“Scott Boras, you over baby. Robinson Cano, you coming with me”
If Robinson Cano is worth $24M a year to Seattle, what's Russell Wilson worth?
Is it as noticeable indoors, say like in Seattle with a retractable roof, if a guy doesn't run out a ground ball?
I'm guessing Jay-Z just texted the Cano-$240M news to every NBA player on an expiring contract.
Tuesday's 7 p.m. Heat-Pacers game selected for NBA TV's national "Fan Night" showcase, also to be televised in South Florida on Sun Sports.
This is a lot to process at 8 a.m.
Somewhere Scott Boras is pissed.
The issue however is the team is still searching for the next great Yankee. Jeter will be passing the torch this season. But to whom?
But which group will Cano be assigned to in the World Cup?
Nets pick can be swapped with Hawks. Genius move by Danny Ferry when he pawned Joe Johnson to Billy King.
As it should be, Heat at Pacers is the NBA Fan Night game of the week at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday on NBA TV.
Robbie Cano gets a 10-year deal from Mariners. Yankees smart to pass on this. Great player, but not a centerpiece.
I can't even fathom $230 million of salmon.
It's almost a relief, in a way, to not have any TV shows on at the moment that demand as-soon-as-possible viewing.
Think about how amazing the Knicks could be with Carmelo and Julius Randle and the Nets with Wiggins or Parker.
Brooklyn & New York are 13th & 14th, respectively, in the East. While they can jump teams to make it, is it worth it?
Both teams have bloated salaries and aging rosters. Even if Nets & Knicks turn it around to make playoffs they are likely out in 1st round.
Caron Butler on Sam Cassell dance fine: "It kind of makes you robotic. You don’t want to be disrespectful. If I was, I’m sorry."
We are not doing a show today. Has nothing to do with weather, I just don't feel like talkin about that Grizz/Clips game
Butler on John Wall: "I love the excitement that he’s bringing back to [DC] because it’s well needed. I know Abe Pollin in heaven smiling."
As tough as the loss was for Michigan State, the Spartans love to go through the early season gauntlet every year. Great prep for March.
I don't understand in the era of salary caps why more teams don't try to drive up prices on players that are signing with other teams.
Not a Yankees fan but isn't it obvious Robinson Cano is using the Mariners to get the Yankees to up their ante?