Also, who got the better of the Luka Doncic-Trae Young trade? by Brad Botkin 45s ago • 44 min read When I spoke with Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey toward the end of last season, he told me that in the wake of Gordon Hayward's leaving for the Celtics the previous summer, he and Jazz coach Quin Snyder had gotten together on a flight back to Salt Lake City and written down seven questions -- the answers to which, they felt, would largely determine the outcome of their season. Was Donovan Mitchell as good as they quietly thought? Would a few mechanical tweaks, a new role playing more off the ball and an encouraging nudge to pull the trigger with confidence lead to an improvement in Ricky Rubio's shooting? Could Derrick Favors stay healthy? Was Rudy Gobert ready to take his game to the franchise-player level they internally expected? "Without getting into specifics," Lindsey told CBS Sports at the time, "we answered 'yes' to all seven … [Read more...] about Biggest question facing each NBA team for 2018-19: How will Lakers fit around LeBron? What’s Celtics’ best closing lineup?
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Sun., Sept. 23, 2018 Must be Media Day Eve, you’ve got all kinds of good questions here in a rather full mailbag. And before I do something on the women’s game and a couple of Raptors/NBA setup pieces, a load or eight of laundry and clean this joint, here it all is. - Q: Hello Doug: I quite agree that it is probably past time for The Star to set up a pay wall. Just wondering though, how many of your blog readers are like me from outside of Toronto (way outside for me) and are mainly accessing the site to view your blog. I currently pay for my local daily (paper edition) and and also online access to it. When I head to The Star site, it is to view your blog/articles, although I certainly might view a few other articles that catch my interest. I will be interested to see how the pay wall is set up – will everything be behind the wall or will there be limited free access. I wouldn’t mind even paying a reduced fee for limited access but suspect … [Read more...] about Swiss cheese burgers, a lot of Kawhi all the weekend mail
By Rebecca Salinas, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Updated 3:45 pm CDT, Thursday, August 17, 2017 These are S.A. hottest spots for cool drinks. We give you the stats on taverns around town. Click the link below each photo for more information about that establishment. These are S.A. hottest spots for cool drinks. We give you the stats on taverns around town. Click the link below each photo for more information about that establishment. Photo: Xelina Flores, FIle Photo 112 College St. Noon-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-midnight Sunday, 3 p.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday 210-518-1000, ext. 4026El Colegio Bar is nestled inside the Omni La Mansión del Rio. Though it retains some of the hotel-bar feel, the erudite atmosphere and 1930s-era drink offerings harken back to the room’s historical use as the library of the St. Mary’s University School of Law before the school moved to the … [Read more...] about Bars around San Antonio you should visit at least once
What does the 2019 season look like for the Nationals? by Dayn Perry @daynperry 2m ago • 4 min read The Nationals had an active Tuesday as they dealt second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Cubs and let first baseman/outfielder Matt Adams go to the Cardinals via waivers. The teardown won't involve superstar outfielder and pending free agent Bryce Harper, but it's still a pretty jarring turn of events given that GM Mike Rizzo opted to stay the course at the July 31 non-waiver deadline.Given that Nats fans may be fairly disaffected at the moment -- albeit mostly because of the current standings -- owner Mark Lerner penned an open letter to those fans in an effort to explain Tuesday's moves. You can read the letter in full here, but let's focus on this part ... The good news is this is not a rebuilding effort. We have a lot of talent on our roster -- from seasoned veterans to enthusiastic young guys. And … [Read more...] about Nationals go into sell mode, but don’t expect a massive rebuild this offseason
Getty Images SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Cool scene at 49ers camp Sunday afternoon: Two young towheads, maybe 6 and 3, one wearing a Jerry Rice “80” jersey and one wearing a Jimmy Garoppolo “10” jersey, waiting for Jimmy Garoppolo Himself to come down the autograph line after a training camp practice. And here comes Garoppolo, in his black practice jersey and swoon-for-me thick stubbly beard. “Hi guys!” Garoppolo says, taking a black Sharpie and signing the Rice kid’s hat and the Garoppolo kid’s jersey. This is one of those autograph periods the famous players have to do. Garoppolo, though, is in charm mode, and looks like he really wants to give these two kids a memory for life. He looks into the younger kid’s eyes, smiles, and says, “Would you guys like a picture?” Kid in Garoppolo jersey says: “Nahhhhh.” Now this is an “Access Hollywood” or “Extra” moment, with a Mario Lopez … [Read more...] about FMIA: Smile, Jimmy! Garoppolo in Picture Perfect Situation As a QB