Lonzo Ball awful in Lakers summer league debut

Let’s be careful about how much weight to give a single exhibition game, but Lonzo Ball was atrocious in his summer league debut for the Lakers.

In the Lakers’ 96-93 overtime loss to the Clippers in Las Vegas on Friday night, Ball shot 2-for-15 from the floor for just five points and turned the ball over three times. But he also had five assists — passing was the silver lining of his performance — four rebounds, two steals and a block.

“He has not played a lot of full-court basketball since (UCLA lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in March),” Lakers summer league coach Jud Buechler said, per the L.A. Times. “We’re not going to use that as an excuse. He needs to get better. But it was a hell of an atmosphere tonight for his first game.”

“(It was) just a lot different from UCLA, a lot more screens,” Ball said. “Just gotta learn how to fight over them.”

It was February when Yankees president Randy Levine took Kobe Bryant Cheap Jerseys Good Quality Cheap Jerseys to the media to criticize Yankees All-Star reliever Dellin Betances after arbitration hearings.

The Yankees apparently didn’t learn — after the media ring of fire that surrounded Levine for his comments — that it was a bad thing to criticize your players openly, considering they’re back at it. This time the target is incredibly unfortunate and oft-injured first baseman Greg Bird.

“You really have to wonder what’s with this guy (Bird),” a Yankees insider told Bill Madden via the New York Daily News. “You’d think with (Aaron) Judge and (Gary) Sanchez, the guys he came up through the system with, doing so well up here he’d want to be a part of this. Apparently not.”indians_008

Redskins says Kirk Cousins ‘prefers to play on a year-to-year basis’

The NFL deadline to sign players designated a franchise player to a long-term deal came and went Monday without Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins agreeing to a long-term deal.
Redskins president Bruce Allen released a statement Monday, saying he met with Cousins in person and the sixth-year quarterback and his agent “made it clear” Cousins prefers to play on a one-year deal.

After discussions with Kirk face-to-face over the weekend, I want to clarify our negotiations for this year, Allen wrote. “Kirk is obviously important to our team and fans, and they deserve to know where things stand. Our goal was to sign Kirk to a long-term contract with the final objective of having him finish his career with the Redskins.

On May 2nd, right after the draft, we made Kirk an offer that included the highest fully guaranteed amount upon signing for a quarterback in NFL history ($53 million) and guaranteed a total of $72 million for injury. The deal would have made him at least the second highest-paid player by average per year in NFL history. But despite our repeated attempts, we have not received any offer from Kirk’s agent this year.

The Eagles thought they had elite talent in 2011 with their infamous “Dream Team” of quarterbacks Michael Vick and Vince Young and Pro Bowlers LeSean McCoy at running back, offensive tackle Jason Peters and defensive end Jason Babin, along with free-agent acquisitions Cullen Jenkins Good Cheap Jerseys from Green Bay and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha from the Raiders. But that team, led by current Chiefs coach Andy Reid with Pederson on the staff Kobe Bryant Cheap Jerseys as the quarterbacks coach, went 8-8 and missed the playoffs.indians_007