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  • 16 Jul
    导出博客文章TSNs Jack Armstrong offers his thoughts on Dwyane Wades physical status,
    Jonas Valanciunas well-deserved rookie honour, the abilities of Jerry Sloan,
    Tony Parkers leadership and Andrew Wiggins. 1. DWYANE WADE (Heat): Im a bit
    concerned with what Im seeing with Wades knee condition. He looks like a guy
    thats playing at 60 per cent and favoring the pain. Listed as questionable for
    Wednesdays game vs. Bulls. I have no doubt that even without Wade they can beat
    the Bulls either Wednesday or in Game 6 in Miami. Without Deng, Hinrich and
    Rose, the Bulls look like theyve hit the wall. The key for the Heat will be
    having Wade feeling a bit better and being more productive in order to be able
    to win the eight hardest games theyll have to win this season and thats the
    Eastern Conference Finals and NBA Finals games. 2. JONAS VALANCIUNAS (Raptors):
    Second Team All-Rookie. Congrats. Well-earned and well-deserved. Hes got a long
    way to go but I firmly believe when you look at his draft class, hes one of the
    guys in the group that still has major room for growth. Hes a dedicated and
    passionate player. Hes going to get stronger, smarter and most importantly more
    skilled offensively. Hell figure out NBA defensive schemes a little better each
    year he plays and he has no back-down in his game. A step in the right direction
    for him and a deserving honor. 3. JERRY SLOAN: The Hall of Fame coach is being
    mentioned for jobs again this spring and good for the NBA if he comes back. Ive
    known coach Sloan since I spent a week at his training camp back in 1990 in Salt
    Lake City when I was the head coach at Niagara University. This guy is as sound
    in every respect of teaching the game to be played the proper way and as good a
    leader and man as youll find. Some smart and very lucky organization is going to
    be grateful they hired him. I know hes 71-years-old; so what. I think I know
    basketball pretty well but Ill defer to Hall of Famer, Jerry West, who knows a
    ton more than me. Check what he did when he was the President/GM of the Memphis
    Grizzlies. He hired another man I know quite well, Hubie Brown (Niagara
    University graduate) as his head coach at an extended age. What happened? He got
    the Grizzlies pointed in the right direction as an organization. NBA Coach of
    the Year in 2004. Its all about having the right basketball man. Sloan is
    outstanding. Maybe its a 2-3 year run but you will be much better off after it.
    If I had a choice to pick a coach (Id want a guy with a proven track record as a
    head coach), Id have two guys on my list: Sloan and Stan Van Gundy would be the
    guys Id be recruiting like crazy. These guys will turn around and fix the team
    you root for. They know what they want and know how to go about getting results.
    They set the high standards that good organizations have when they succeed. Van
    Gundy and I coached together in 1987-88 at Fordham University and he is
    excellent. He did a terrific job in both Miami and Orlando and has many years of
    other head coaching experience as a NCAA coach. 4. TONY PARKER (Spurs): 25 and
    10 vs. Warriors Tuesday night. Your team is on the ropes a bit and you need to
    just take over and be the man. He did it again. He plays in a small market and
    sometimes goes under the radar but hes consistently one of the best in the game.
    His ability to make difficult shots and make others better is at an elite level.
    Love his change of speeds and pace as he plays. Talented but more importantly
    smart and crafty. 5. ANDREW WIGGINS (Kansas): Ben McLemore leaves for the NBA
    and an even more talented guy moves onto centre stage in Lawrence, KS. (Awesome
    place. Coached a game there vs. the Jayhawks in the mid-90s. If you ever get a
    chance, its worth your while to attend a game at Allen Fieldhouse). Good fit for
    him. Thrilled for the Canadian. Im sure Kansas games will be Must Watch events
    all across Canada. Should be fun.
    Nick Chubb Youth
    .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year
    Denzel Ward
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    . But now that hes in the NHL, the Calgary Flames centre
    showed big improvement in that department by scoring the winner in the eighth
    round of a 5-4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.
    . Takahashi, who had a 10-point lead after the short program, received 268.31
    points after the free skate to finish 15 points ahead of second-place Nobunari
    Oda. Ozzie
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    . Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put
    Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran striker will get
    another chance -- probably his last -- at the World Cup after Salomon Kalous
    injury-time strike sealed the Ivorians place in Brazil next year.
    Nick Chubb
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    . -- Bobby Ryan helped the U. TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay
    Buccaneers cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah has been suspended four games without
    pay for violating the NFL policy on performing-enhancing substances.The league
    announced Tuesday that the second-year pro whos primarily served as the Bucs
    nickel back this season will be eligible to return to the active roster on Dec.
    19, the day after Tampa Bay visits the Dallas Cowboys.Adjei-Barimah was an
    undrafted college free agent out of Bowling Green, who started seven of 13 games
    he appeared in as a rookie in 2015. Hes started one of 10 games this season and
    has 22 tackles and two sacks.I take a lot of pride in the hard work and
    dedication that I put in all year in preparation for each season and that is why
    this situation is so difficult for me personally, Adjei-Barimah said in a
    statement released by the Bucs.As a member of this team, it is very
    disappointing to have to miss the next four games and not be out there battling
    with my teammates as we go down the stretch, the 24-year-old added.ddddddddddddI
    apologize to my family, the Bucs organization, my teammates, as well as the fans
    for this situation. I promise to stay focused and be ready for the last two
    games of the regular season.Meanwhile, the Bucs said offensive lineman Ben
    Gottschalk has been placed on injured reserve after being hurt during Sundays
    19-17 road win at Kansas City. Offensive lineman Josh Allen and cornerback
    Javien Elliott were promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.The
    team also signed offensive lineman Mike Liedtke, cornerback Cody Riggs and wide
    receiver Myles White to the practice squad. Running back Russell Hansbrough was
    released from the practice squad.---For more NFL coverage: and ' ' '