James, Durant headline Team USA player pool

(The Sports Xchange) – LeBron James and Kevin Durant headline the 28-man Team USA player pool announced by chairman Jerry Colangelo.

James and Durant, Olympic gold medalists at the London games in 2012, return to the Team USA pool for 2014-16.

Additional Team USA veterans on the 28-man list are New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, Knicks center Tyson Chandler, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Rockets center Dwight Howard, Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams.

 

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The Boston Celtics have had talks with point guard Rajon Rondo about a contract extension, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday.

However, Ainge said the restrictive nature of the collective bargaining agreement makes it more likely that talks will escalate after this season.

Next season will be Rondo’s last from his five-year, $55 million extension that he signed in October of 2009.

 

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The Phoenix Suns sent guard Archie Goodwin to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Developmental League on Thursday.

The 6-foot-5 Goodwin has played in 36 games for the Suns this season and is averaging 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds.

 

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The New Orleans Pelicans waived guard Tyshawn Taylor on Thursday, less than a week after acquiring him from the Brooklyn Nets.

Taylor, a second-round pick by the Nets in the 2012 NBA Draft, holds career averages of 2.9 points, 0.9 assists and 0.4 steals in 61 career games.

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Three USA Gymnastics board members resign in wake of sex abuse scandal

(Reuters) Three USA Gymnas-tics board members resigned yesterday in the wake of its former team physician sexually abusing female gymnasts, a step the organization said would support its reform efforts.

Infantino and Coe face IOC snub – source

(Reuters) – The presidents of world soccer and world athletics are set to be snubbed by the International Olympic Commit-tee (IOC) next month when the body is likely to again overlook them for membership, a source told Reuters yesterday.

Guyana to stage preliminary matches

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua will host the final of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup later this year, the International Cricket Council confirmed yesterday.

Chanderpauls join illustrious company

By Charwayne Walker When Tagenarine Chanderpaul reached three figures against Barbados at the Kensington Oval in the ninth round of the Cricket West Indies Digicel-sponsored Regional four day championships earlier this month, the son of the legendary Shivnarine Chanderpaul had placed himself and his father on an elite fathers and sons list who had the distinct honour of scoring a century at the Regional First Class Level.

Excellent planning, preparation led to success

By Romario Samaroo Guyana Jaguars Head Coach, Esaun Crandon said Sunday that excellent preparation and planning were the factors mainly responsible for the Guyana Jaguars winning the just-concluded Cricket West Indies (CWI) Digicel Regional four-day competition.

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