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NBA, MLB and MLS postpone games after Milwaukee Bucks’ walkout over Jacob Blake shooting

NBA, MLB and MLS postpone games after Milwaukee Bucks’ walkout over Jacob Blake shooting

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Last updated on 48 minutes ago48 minutes ago.From the section BasketballThe NBA postponed Wednesday's three play-off games after the Milwaukee Bucks called off their fixture in protest at the shooting of Jacob Blake.In baseball, three MLB games were called off after teams decided not to play, and five MLS matches have been postponed.Tennis player Naomi Osaka pulled out of a WTA match on Thursday.She tweeted that she would no longer play her semi-finalexternal-link in the Western and Southern Open in New York, saying that "as a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis".The US Tennis Association, ATP and WTA subsequently announced it was pausing play at the Western and Southern Open on Thursd...
NBA fines Milwaukee Bucks $50K for Giannis Antetokounmpo contract talk

NBA fines Milwaukee Bucks $50K for Giannis Antetokounmpo contract talk

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Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The NBA fined the Milwaukee Bucks $ 50,000 for making public comments about a potential contract extension for superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. The league announced the fine Tuesday, saying the Bucks were penalized for "violating league rules governing the timing of discussions regarding future player contracts and permissible commitments to players." The fine is in response to comments made by Bucks general manager Jon Horst at a televised team event on Sept. 12. He said the franchise plans to offer Antetokounmpo a supermax contract worth $ 253.8 million, the largest in NBA history, next summer. "Giannis, a year from now, will be eligible for a supermax extension," Horst said. "At that time, of course, he will be offered the supermax extension. ... We all fully...
Memphis Grizzlies name Milwaukee Bucks’ Taylor Jenkins as head coach

Memphis Grizzlies name Milwaukee Bucks’ Taylor Jenkins as head coach

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June 11 (UPI) -- The Memphis Grizzlies hired former Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins as the franchise's new head coach, the team announced Tuesday. The Grizzlies will formally announce Jenkins as head coach in a press conference Wednesday at FedExForum. The team didn't disclose financial terms of the deal. "We are excited to welcome Taylor Jenkins to the Grizzlies organization," Grizzlies executive vice president of basketball operations Zachary Z. Kleiman said in a statement. "Taylor has an excellent coaching pedigree and we are confident he will lay the groundwork of developing the young players on our roster while having the elite basketball acumen and forward-thinking positive vision to be a high-level NBA head coach." Jenkins joins the Grizzlies after serving as an assistan...
Giannis, Milwaukee Bucks dominate Toronto Raptors for 2-0 series lead

Giannis, Milwaukee Bucks dominate Toronto Raptors for 2-0 series lead

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May 17 (UPI) -- Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 30 points and 17 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks raced past the Toronto Raptors 125-103 on Friday night for a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Antetokounmpo scored 11 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and showed his defensive prowess with one steal and two blocks, including an emphatic rejection on Raptors center Marc Gasol that set the tone in the opening minute of the game. "I'm beyond fortunate to have Giannis," Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer told reporters. "He's incredible. The great part about Giannis is he wants to be better. It's just so unique to have a player like that. He's been phenomenal and it's exciting for us tonight and going forward. You can't say enough good things about Giannis." The Bucks, who led...
Houston Rockets clip Milwaukee Bucks for 13th straight win

Houston Rockets clip Milwaukee Bucks for 13th straight win

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HOUSTON -- James Harden scored a game-high 31 points and Chris Paul produced 23 of his 25 points in the second half as the Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 115-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at Toyota Center. Paul had just two points on 0-of-5 shooting before the intermission but opened the second half by drilling three consecutive 3-pointers. He was just as lethal down the stretch, nailing back-to-back mid-range jumpers off screens to lift the Rockets (24-4) to a seven-point lead with 33.7 seconds left. Houston improved to 14-0 with Paul in the lineup. The Rockets struggled from the perimeter throughout but produced timely 3-pointers in the clutch. Harden hit a 3 through a foul and completed a four-point play with 5:42 left before Tr...