Author: Jeffrey Powers

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Paul George on Carmelo Anthony trade to Thunder: ‘This feels like a championship team’ – USA TODAY

CLOSE The New York Knicks have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick. USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George speaks to at a rally to introduce him to fans in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 12, 2017.(Photo: Sue Ogrocki, AP) OKLAHOMA CITY – As Paul George sat back in...

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Backlash As Trump Slams NFL Players’ Protests, NBA’s Stephen Curry – NBCNews.com

President Donald Trump sparked a backlash from some of the biggest names in professional sports on Saturday after he attacked football players who refuse to stand during the national anthem in protest and rescinded a White House invitation to the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry. The NBA champions Warriors team said they would not be going to the White House after Trump tweeted that...

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Stephen Curry, on a ‘Surreal’ Day, Confronts a Presidential Snub – New York Times

As a player and as a coach, Kerr has visited the White House on several occasions. And despite his well-publicized criticism of the current administration, Kerr said in June that he was open to the idea of the Warriors’ visiting the White House as something of a unifying gesture. “I think we would, in normal times, easily be able to set aside political views,...

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Carmelo Anthony’s Arrival Further Bolsters a Dangerous Thunder Lineup – Sports Illustrated

Carmelo gives Thunder another dangerous asset | SI.com Search Search My SI © 2017 Time Inc. All Rights Reserved. Get Great Sports Deals

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NFL Owners Should Stand Up to Donald Trump on National Anthem Protests – Sports Illustrated

NFL Owners should stand up to Donald Trump | SI.com Search Search My SI © 2017 Time Inc. All Rights Reserved. Get Great Sports Deals

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Bartolo 2.0? Matt Albers has been a heavyweight on the mound

9:09 AM ET During the first half of the season, Matt Albers was the Washington Nationals‘ best reliever by a landslide. But the bullpen was a train wreck, so nobody noticed. Since the All-Star break, he’s been just as good, if not better. Yet he remains overlooked because he wasn’t part of the pen’s blockbuster midseason makeover. Being underestimated is nothing new for Albers....

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Trump Calls on NFL Owners to Fire Players Who Protest, and Mocks Efforts to Make the Game Safer – Sports Illustrated

Trump: Fire NFL Players Who Protest; Football Is Too Soft | SI.com Search Search My SI © 2017 Time Inc. All Rights Reserved. Get Great Sports Deals

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Criteria for next Detroit Tigers manager: Experience is paramount – Detroit Free Press

CLOSE Al Avila announces Brad Ausmus will not return at Detroit Tigers manager next season. George Sipple/Detroit Free Press Ozzie Guillen as Marlins manager on Aug. 3, 2012. Guillen led the White Sox to the 2005 World Series title.(Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP) With Brad Ausmus’ fate sealed, the focus now shifts to the Detroit Tigers’ future. And general manager Al Avila’s first managerial search...

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