Minnesota reportedly will send Philadelphia the Heat’s 2015 first-round pick the Timberwolves will acquire as part of the Love deal with Cleveland. The pick is lottery protected to No. 10 and 2015 and 2016, and unprotected in 2017.
The deal is set to be finalized Saturday in line with the conclusion of the of the deal that will send Cleveland’s Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to Minnesota for Love.
“I think we talked about this before, I don’t think it’s possible to have a better year in television than we’ve had this year,” Minihane said.
Minihane listed the names of the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, which includes Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad,” Jon Hamm from “Mad Men” and Matthew McConaughey of “True Detective.”
“It’s hard to imagine any other year producing that kind of talent,” Buckley said.
FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Mariners at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Orioles at Cubs, 2:20 p.m. (WGN)
MLB: Braves at Reds, 7:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NFL preseason: Panthers at Patriots, 7:30 p.m. (WBZ-TV)
NFL preseason: Raiders at Packers, 8 p.m. (CBS)
NFL preseason: Bears at Seahawks, 10 p.m. (NFL Network)
Basketball: Exhibition, United States vs. Puerto Rico, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
WNBA playoffs: Sky at Dream, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA playoffs: Sparks at Mercury, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)
MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas, 9 p.m. (NBCSN)
AROUND THE WEB:
– Fights are not uncommon in NFL training camps, but the Bills’ inability to avoid confrontations has pushed coach Doug Marrone to the breaking point.
“Why can’t you handle it as players,” he said while looking toward Hughes. “Do you want to play on this team? … If you’ve got a problem with me, you need to come and tell me.”
Marrone and Hughes had a meeting after practice, although Marrone later told the media he was not singling out Hughes.
“That’s directed at anyone who doesn’t want to be part of the team,” Marrone said. “I told Jerry that I love the way he practices and I love the way he plays special teams and how he goes about it. And we’ve got to get some other guys who are starters to do that.”
A day earlier, rookie defensive end Bryan Johnson knocked off center Eric Wood‘s helmet and punched him repeatedly before being wrestled to the ground by two other offensive players.
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Marrone, himself a former NFL offensive lineman, expressed his disappointment with the fighting.
“Figure it out. We’re responsible for the integrity of the game,” Marrone said. “There is no use for fighting in the game of football. Period. End of discussion.”
Howard, 35, asked coach Jurgen Klinsmann to take him out of consideration for the team until next fall, although he will continue to play in the English Premier League for Everton.
“Having played overseas for the last 12 years and missing out on spending time with my family, making this commitment to my family is very important at this time,” Howard said in a statement. “It’s the right decision at the right time. Jurgen has always been up front with all the players in saying you have to earn your place, which is something I agree with. So I look forward to coming back next fall and competing for a spot.
Howard is the country’s all-time leader for goalies in appearances (104) and wins (55).
“I totally understand Tim’s situation,” Klinsmann said. “He was very straightforward and honest in his approach, and I admire him for that.
“I told him as long as he is the same Tim Howard that we always see performing well, he will be welcome back with open arms and right back competing for a spot. He knows that he has to prove that he deserves to be back.”
Brad Guzan and Nick Rimando were Howard’s backups at the World Cup.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 22, 1993, which veteran outfielder, acquired a day earlier in a trade with the Tigers, hit a home run in his first at-bat for the Red Sox as part of a 3-for-6 day in a 3-2 loss to the Indians?
STAT OF THE DAY: 1 – Hits allowed by Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in 7 2/3 innings as he lead his team to a 2-0 victory over the Red Sox on Thursday night
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): The Nationals’ winning streak reached a team-record-tying 10 games, and they once again won in walkoff fashion, this time on a throwing error by Diamondbacks third baseman Jordan Pacheco in the ninth inning.
We tackle four topics inspired by the injury to Angels pitcher Garrett Richards in last night's sox game.
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