Capela is the latest key member of the Rockets to suffer a serious injury by Jack Maloney @jackmaloneycbs 7m ago • 2 min read The Houston Rockets have once again been dealt a tough blow on the injury front. Big man Clint Capela, the team's starting center, and most irreplaceable player outside of James Harden, has suffered a thumb injury that will keep him out for four-to-six weeks. According to SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh's projections, the injury is bad news for the Rockets. Their win total drops by nearly three wins, and their chances of making the playoffs decrease by nearly 20 percent. RocketsWin totalWin%Playoff oddsWestern Conference oddsChampionship oddsWith Capela47.357.7%93.7%7.9%3.5%Capela out44.554.3%74.8%5.7%2.3%IMPACT-2.8-3.4%-18.9%-2.2%-1.2%In addition to injuries to Chris Paul and Eric Gordon, this leaves the Rockets quite shorthanded for the near future. With yet another injury, and the Rockets already rather … [Read more...] about Examining Rockets’ options after losing Clint Capela to thumb injury for 4-6 weeks
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Getty Images The Raiders currently are a team without a home. But they’ll need to have a home sooner than later, if they hope to commence the process of collecting money from those who would purchase or renew season tickets, suites, etc. The options possibly have narrowed to two. As explained by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the choices seem to be sharing a baseball park with the San Francisco Giants or sharing a football stadium with the San Francisco 49ers. The Raiders don’t want to play at Levi’s Stadium, apparently due to lingering hard-headedness and hard feelings among and between the Raiders and 49ers. The league should tell the Raiders that their choices are Oakland (which is suing the Raiders and the rest of the league) or Santa Clara, the site of the 49ers’ venue. And if the 49ers don’t like it, the league should tell them that the choices are Santa Clara or San Francisco, smack dab in the heart of the market for which the 49ers are named, … [Read more...] about Raiders’ options for 2019 may be limited
By Larry Lage Published 6:56 pm PST, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Kelly Panneck (12) plans to put an off-ice-career on hold thanks to a landmark deal with USA Hockey that provides her and other U.S. players with about $70,000 in a training stipend. Kelly Panneck (12) plans to put an off-ice-career on hold thanks to a landmark deal with USA Hockey that provides her and other U.S. players with about $70,000 in a training stipend. Photo: Carlos Osorio / Associated Press Photo: Carlos Osorio / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Kelly Panneck (12) plans to put an off-ice-career on hold thanks to a landmark deal with USA Hockey that provides her and other U.S. players with about $70,000 in a training stipend. Kelly Panneck (12) plans to put an off-ice-career on … [Read more...] about USA Hockey stipend boost keeping more women in the sport
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Gary Washburn Globe Staff December 22, 2018 Sign up for Court Sense, our Celtics-centric NBA newsletter It’s going to be a great day when a woman joining an NBA team in a front office or advisory role won’t be major news. That day is coming soon as teams embrace women and their basketball knowledge to help set the path for their organizations.The latest club to add a female to its front office staff is the Indiana Pacers, who hired Kelly Krauskopf as an assistant general manager after she served as GM of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever for 17 years. Advertisement Krauskopf joins WNBA standout players Lindsey Harding, Sue Bird, Kristi Toliver, and Becky Hammon in joining NBA staffs the past few years, a refreshing sight. Get Sports Headlines in your inbox: The most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. Thank you for … [Read more...] about NBA continues to set trend among major sports in hiring women
Many supporters of gambling expected that a case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court a year ago would finally open the door to sports betting nationwide — even if the court’s ruling on the case came too late for most states, Minnesota included, to do much about it in 2018. Legislation is already being drafted for the Minnesota Senate to take up the issue in 2019, and negotiations have already begun that could add Minnesota to a growing list of those that have legalized betting on professional and college sports. But will the new DFL majority in the Minnesota House be as enamored of adding to the state’s menu of gambling options? GOP Sen. Roger Chamberlain, who chairs the state Senate Taxes Committee, said he expects to have bipartisan sponsorship on a bill he believes could pass by the end of the 2019 session, which opens Jan. 8. “We have a rough draft. We’ll get it in and then we’ll make the tweaks as we go,” he said. He expected several … [Read more...] about Could legalized sports betting be coming to Minnesota sooner rather than later?