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MINNEAPOLIS -- Disgruntled guard Jimmy Butler was booed when he was introduced and at times when he touched the ball in the Minnesota Timberwolves home opener Friday night. It was a generally unpleasant mood at Target Center as the crowd also heavily booed coach and team president Tom Thibodeau during introductions and visiting Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who requested a trade away from Minnesota four years ago. Butler, who demanded a trade from the Wolves last month, also declined to acknowledge or shake hands with team owner Glen Taylor. In his normal seat at the end of the team bench, Taylor shook hands with several players, but Butler walked by him. Taylor and Butler met last week and agreed to an uneasy truce while the team continued to evaluate trade proposals, The Athletic reported. Butler had a steal and then a basket early in the game that created some positive response from the crowd. But he made it clear...
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will miss an extended period of time with a groin injury, a source confirmed to ESPN. The Raiders have discussed placing Lynch on injured reserve but no decision has been reached, the source said. The news was first reported byNFL Network, which said Lynch would be sidelined for at least a month. Lynch has rushed for a team-high 376 yards on 90 carries 4.2 yards per carry and three touchdowns this season. He also has 15 receptions for 84 yards. ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano contributed to this report.
Joe Girardi has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Cincinnati Reds managerial vacancy, according to multiple reports. Girardi, 54, reportedly was one of three candidates to be considered for second interviews, along with Brad Ausmus and David Bell. The Athletic, which first reported Girardis withdrawal, reported Friday that heplans to remain with MLB Network for now but still wants to manage. Girardi also reportedly has interviewed for the Texas Rangers managerial vacancy. Girardi, who had a 15-year playing career, is 988-794 in 11 seasons as a major league manager, including 10 seasons with the New York Yankees, whom he guided to a World Series titles in 2009. He spent last season at MLB Network after being fired by the Yankees following the 2017 season, when he led the Yankees to the American League Championship Series. The Yankees lost to the eventual World Series champion Houston Astros in seven games. ...
Left-hander Wade Miley will have to face to a right-handed hitter right away in Game 6 as the Milwaukee Brewers try to stave off elimination in the NL Championship Series
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Butler has publicly made it very clear that he does not want to be in Minnesota
The Dodgers are trying to close out the NLCS in Milwaukee for Game 6
Bills running back Chris Ivory was dragged down by the hair on Sunday, but it was a legal tackle
L.A. wasted no time as David Freese led off the game with a solo homer to right center as the Dodgers seek a return trip to the World Series.
Jimmy Butler dared Timberwolves fans to boo him amid his demands to be traded, and the Target Center crowd obliged Friday night when he was introduced before the season opener.
The Browns have traded running back Carlos Hyde to the Jaguars, who remain without Leonard Fournette hamstring. Cleveland is expected to turn to rookie Nick Chubb as its starter.
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will miss an extended period of time with a groin injury, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Rap star Kendrick Lamar visited the Lakers on Friday as part of their Genius Series, something GM Rob Pelinka started last year by hosting some of the most successful people in different industries.
The American bronze medalist who lost the world-championship cycling race to a biologically-born male Canadian who identifies as transgender criticized the results as unfair.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reportedly said he has mixed feelings about some of the nationalistic military displays at sporting events, cautioning the widespread practice runs the risk of making fans feel like theyre being patronized.
Minutes after NBA superstar LeBron James walked off the court Thursday night following his highly anticipateddebut inpurple and gold, the four-time MVP shared the key ingredient necessary to resuscitate the legendary but languishing Los Angeles Lakers: Oatmeal.
David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros on Thursday night.
From this point forward, will Red Sox Nation hold a special place in its heart for Country Joe
ESPN analyst Jalen Rose said Friday that point guard Lonzo Ball doesnt fit with the current dynamic of the Lakerswith LeBron James on the team.
Running back Carlos Hyde was traded by Cleveland Browns to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a draft pick. Hyde has run for 382 yards this season.
A new man will be donning the furry costume and entertaining Jazz fans at Utahs NBA home opener Friday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks open their new arena, the Fiserv Forum, this season. Had it not been for the new arena, the Bucks could have been on the move.
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is not going to get into a war of words with John Mara after the Giants co-owners criticism of him.
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