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LaVar Ball: Lonzo wants to play for Suns if traded

LaVar Ball: Lonzo wants to play for Suns if traded

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Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Second-year point guard Lonzo Ball has repeatedly been mentioned as a trade chip in the Los Angeles Lakers' talks for Anthony Davis, but Ball's famous father wants nothing to do with the New Orleans Pelicans. "We want to be in LA. But if he's traded, I don't want Lonzo in New Orleans," LaVar Ball told ESPN. "Phoenix is the best fit for him. And I am going to speak it into existence." The Suns have indeed been mentioned as a potential third party to help facilitate a trade, but the Lakers have solely been negotiating with the Pelicans for the time being, according to multiple reports. Davis requested a trade more than a week ago after informing the Pelicans he would not sign a contract extension this summer. He reportedly is targeting the Lakers as his preferred destination...
Watch: LaMelo Ball drains half-court shot in front of Michigan State's Tom Izzo

Watch: LaMelo Ball drains half-court shot in front of Michigan State's Tom Izzo

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Jan. 16 (UPI) -- LaMelo Ball put an exclamation point on SPIRE Institute's win against Brush High School by draining a half-court shot in the final seconds. The youngest Ball brother was dribbling down the court with about 10 seconds remaining as his team held a 79-61 advantage. He eyed the rim before heaving up a shot and draining it in front of his defender. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was in attendance during SPIRE's 82-61 triumph on Tuesday in Lyndhurst, Ohio. Ball finished the game with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists. This isn't the first time Ball has shown off his range in a game. In 2016 he pointed to a spot on the floor during a game before rising up and drilling another half-court heave when he played for Chino Hills. [embedded content] Ball was previously committed...
Zoe Ball earns respect with new BBC Radio 2 breakfast show

Zoe Ball earns respect with new BBC Radio 2 breakfast show

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device Zoe Ball has begun her tenure as BBC Radio 2's first female weekday breakfast host by playing Aretha Franklin's Respect as her first song."It had to be a dame on this occasion," she told listeners.Ball has taken over from Chris Evans in the most listened-to slot on the UK airwaves.She began Monday's show with the words: "Hello, my name is Zoe. How's your belly off for spots? Good morning Radio 2 superstar listeners, here we go."The saying "How's your belly off for spots?" is an alternative way of asking: "How are you?" Zoe Ball: 'I'm such a different person now' Seven facts about Zoe Ball ...
New Zealand v England: Joe Root falls on final ball of day four

New Zealand v England: Joe Root falls on final ball of day four

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Joe Root's dismissal to the penultimate ball of the fourth day was a hammer blow to England's chances of salvaging an unlikely stalemate in the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park.Root (51) had dug in manfully to sow belief England might yet achieve the mighty improbable here.But after he was caught-behind down the leg-side from a vicious Trent Boult delivery, England closed on a downer, 132 for three and still a yawning 237 behind after conceding a monstrous first-innings lead of 369 in New Zealand's inaugural day-night Test.How the tourists needed a captain's innings after his predecessor Alastair Cook had gone cheaply for the second time in the match to leave them six for one in reply to the Kiwis' 427 for eight declared - on the back of a career-best, unbeaten 145 from Henry Ni...