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November

18
Clippers star Kawhi Leonard will return, start vs. Pistons

Kawhi Leonard will return and start versus the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night, coach Ty Lue stated. Leonard was previously listed as out, but his status was upgraded to questionable at the LA Clippers’ Thursday morning shootaround. After playing in two of the first three games of the season, coming off the bench in both games, Leonard experienced stiffness in his surgically repaired right knee at a morning shootaround before a game at Oklahoma City on Oct. 25. He has missed 12 straight games since. Leonard did not play all of last season after tearing his right ACL in Game 4 of the Clippers’ […]

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November

10
Dusty Baker to return as champion Astros’ manager in 2023

For years, as Dusty Baker chased his first World Series title as a manager, the former big league outfielder would always say if he won one he’d like to win two. Baker will get an opportunity to do just that after he signed a one-year contract with the Houston Astros for the 2023 season. “How many times in your life do you say something and then have the opportunity to fulfill it?” Baker said Wednesday. “I wasn’t just talking. I meant what I said. I love keeping my word. So, hey man we’ve got a chance to win back-to-back and this is […]

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October

17
Devin Haney again defeats George Kambosos by unanimous decision

Devin Haney picked up in the rematch where he had left off, with another unanimous-decision triumph over George Kambosos to retain the undisputed lightweight championship on Sunday afternoon at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Haney, who also routed Kambosos in June in Australia, won via scores of 118-110, 119-109 and 118-110. “I knew he was looking for the jab, so I wanted to show other tools in the arsenal,” said Haney, who owns all four 135-pound titles. “The right hand won me the fight tonight.” Haney’s jab, one of boxing’s best, was a major key to his victory, but […]

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October

05
‘It was great’: LA Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard makes long-awaited return from injury in preseason win over Portland Trail Blazers

After waiting 476 days to return to NBA action, Kawhi Leonard needed only 15 seconds to launch and drill a 3-pointer again. In his first match in 15-plus months, Leonard began his return to the court by hitting his first shot from behind the arc before finishing with 11 points and four rebounds in the Clippers’ 102-97 preseason win over the Portland Trail Blazers at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on Monday night “It was great,” Leonard said of playing again for the first time since tearing his right ACL in Game 4 of the Clippers’ second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz on June 14, 2021. “Just being […]

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September

30
Chicago Bulls optimistic after Lonzo Ball’s knee surgery ‘went well’ but uncertain when he will return

The Chicago Bulls expressed optimism on Thursday following guard Lonzo Ball’s latest surgery to address the lingering discomfort in his left knee, but his timeline to return to the court remains unclear. Bulls coach Billy Donovan met with director of athletic performance Chip Schaefer, who was in Los Angeles earlier in the week for Ball’s surgery, before practice on Thursday and received reports that Ball’s second knee operation since January “went well” and that Ball was in good spirits. However, Donovan acknowledged that until Ball resumes his rehab process, it’s difficult to determine when the Bulls might get their point guard back. “You […]

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September

08
New York Jets QB Zach Wilson likely out until Week 4; Joe Flacco to start season opener vs. Baltimore Ravens

Two days after hinting that Zach Wilson could play in their season opener, the New York Jets revealed Wednesday that the second-year quarterback will miss at least three games as he continues to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery. Jets coach Robert Saleh stated Wilson won’t play until Week 4 “at the earliest” — a road game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. This means the Jets will open the season with Joe Flacco at quarterback, starting Sunday at MetLife Stadium versus the Baltimore Ravens — the team that drafted him in 2008. “We’re going to make sure mind and body are 110 percent and make sure we do right by him,” […]

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August

23
All-Star Giancarlo Stanton slated to return to New York Yankees’ lineup Thursday in Oakland

A return date for Giancarlo Stanton appears to be set. Prior to Monday’s game against the New York Mets, the Yankees slugger told the media he was aiming to return in time for New York’s series in Oakland against the Athletics on Thursday. Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed the date as Stanton’s tentative return barring any setbacks from his left Achilles tendinitis recovery. Stanton, the MVP of last month’s All-Star Game, is expected to face Luis Severino in live batting practice on Tuesday. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! “Forcing nothing back,” Stanton said when asked if he felt an urgency to […]

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July

28
Philadelphia 76ers officially announce new deal with veteran NBA All-Star James Harden

The Philadelphia 76ers officially stated on Wednesday their new deal with veteran James Harden. The club didn’t reveal terms in a release, but Harden’s contract is for two years and $68.6 million, and it involves a player option for the 2023-24 season, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski last week. “This is where I want to be. This is where I want to win, and I think we have the pieces to accomplish that goal,” Harden said in a statement. “From my first day with the 76ers organization, the team and the fans have helped me feel at home here in Philadelphia. I’m excited to […]

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July

14
Retired Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski says he’s not planning a return

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski stated Tuesday that his retirement is final and that he is now focused on business ventures with his family. “I’m done with football,” Gronkowski said Tuesday in Boston. “Love the game. Definitely blessed with all the opportunities the game of football has given me, and relationships — obviously here in New England Patriots for nine seasons and down in Tampa for two. But done with football and stepping my feet into the business world, business ventures, and just seeing what’s out there and where I can find my place.” Gronkowski called the Bucs on June 13, just after […]

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June

29
LA Clippers’ Steve Ballmer excited for Kawhi Leonard’s expected return, says ‘sky is the limit’ for team

LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer raised his hands up and started rocking back and forth as he started to think about the idea of a healthy Kawhi Leonard returning this upcoming season. After not having Leonard all of last season while he recovered from a torn right ACL, Ballmer stated Tuesday he is “really excited” about the Clippers, suggesting they should be staring at a deep postseason run if they can stay healthy for an entire regular season and postseason for once. “I think the sky is the limit for our team,” he said. “It’ll be our effort, our energy. Of course, you […]

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