August 16

NBA free agency 2019 rumor roundup: A complete list of reported signings from Day 2

first_imgThe Knicks had a busy second day of free agency after they missed out on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.New York reportedly agreed to deals with three players — Wayne Ellington (two-years, 16 million), Reggie Bullock (two-years, $21 million) and Elfrid Payton (two-years, $16 million). The team reportedly signed three forwards, including Julius Randle, on Sunday, as well. The Knicks had been targeting Durant and Irving, but both inked contracts with the Nets shortly after free agency began.The Celtics, meanwhile, may have found a replacement for Al Horford, as they signed Enes Kanter to a two-year contract. Horford left Boston for a four-year deal with the 76ers. Related News Here’s a complete list of notable deals from the second day of free agency:(All trades reported by ESPN, The Athletic, and Yahoo Sports)— The 76ers continued to adjust their roster as they’ve brought in center Kyle O’Quinn.— The Wizards added point guard depth by agreeing to terms with Ish Smith (two-year, $12 million) and Isaiah Thomas (one year). — The Lakers are on the board. They’ll sign Troy Daniels to a one-year, $2.1 million deal. The guard has connected on 40% of his career 3-point attempts. — The Warriors retained a forward but seem to have lost another. Golden State signed Kevon Looney to a three-year, $15 million contract. However, Jordan Bell agreed to a deal with the Timberwolves that the Warriors are not planning to match. — Frank Kaminsky is leaving Charlotte for Phoenix. The stretch forward is set to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Suns. — The Bucks continued to fill out their roster by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with wing Wesley Matthews.— Austin Rivers is returning to the Rockets. He’ll sign a two-year deal with Houston. — The Trail Blazers acquired a center via trade. The Heat dealt Hassan Whiteside to Portland in exchange for Meyers Leonard and Maurice Harkless, who was then sent to the Clippers. — Seth Curry found a new team. He’ll ink a four-year, $32 million contract with the Mavericks. — The Magic brought back Michael Carter-Williams on a one-year deal. — The Celtics added Enes Kanter on a two-year, $10 million contract. — The Knicks have signed six players since Sunday — Wayne Ellington, Reggie Bullock, Elfrid Payton, Julius Randle, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis. NBA trade rumors: Heat have inquired about deal for Wizards’ Bradley Beal Celtics rumors: Boston ‘is not done making moves’ this offseason — Tomas Satoransky is heading to Chicago. The Bulls acquired the guard in a sign-and-trade with the Wizards. He averaged 8.9 points in 27.1 minutes per game last season. — Patrick Beverley is staying with the Clippers. He’ll sign a three-year, $40 million deal and remain in Los Angeles. NBA trade rumors: Bulls searching for deal to move Kris Dunnlast_img read more

August 16

Simona Halep dominates Serena Williams to win 2019 Wimbledon final

first_imgThis was just Halep’s second time ever beating Williams, bringing her all-time record in the series to 9-2. This marks the first time Williams has ever lost three major finals in succession since she made her first final in 1999. The 37-year-old also lost last year’s WImbledon final to Angelique Kerber.MORE: Follow live scores from every match at Wimbledon 2019″She literally played out of her mind,” WIlliams said on the telecast after the match. “So congratulations, Simona.”With the win, Halep is now 2-3 in Grand Slam finals, including her 2018 French Open title. This was her first Wimbledon championship, and her first appearance.Sporting News tracked the match from start to finish. How Halep scored a dominant upset for her first Wimbledon title:Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep live score, resultsBelow are live scores and results from the 2019 Wimbledon women’s singles final.WimbledonFinalSaturday 13 JulyEndSerena Williams (11)22-Simona Halep (7)66-All start times are estimatesClick here or refresh the page if you don’t see a live scoreboard.Match updates, highlights from 2019 Wimbledon women’s finalSet 2: Halep 6, Williams 210:08 a.m.: And there it is. Halep holds Williams to love for the championship point. A completely dominant, masterful performance for the Romanian.The moment @Simona_Halep became Romania’s first ever #Wimbledon singles champion 🇷🇴 pic.twitter.com/bny53dP8AL— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 201910:08 a.m.: It’s 40-love Halep with a chance at Wimbledon right here.10:07 a.m.: It’s 30-love Halep.10:06 a.m.: It’s 15-love Halep.10:06 a.m.: And another break point for Halep. She’ll serve for the championship.Within touching distance…@Simona_Halep gets the break in the second set and is just three games away from a first #Wimbledon title pic.twitter.com/aPjExdjbBr— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 201910:04 a.m.: Advantage Halep with a chance at a break point (again). 10:02 a.m.: Advantage Williams with a chance to get a desperately needed game.10:01 a.m.: Advantage Halep with a chance at a break point. 9:59 a.m.: Double fault by Williams. She’s completely out of her game right now.9:59 a.m.: Another error by Williams results in another game for Halep, who’s up 4-2.9:55 a.m.: A horrendous unforced error by Williams at the net gives Halep a double break point to go up 3-2.9:52 a.m.: Halep is completely in her game. Her court coverage has been incredible. She’s up 30-love. 9:51 a.m.: Halep returns the favor, holding Williams to love to tie it at 2-2.9:48 a.m.: Williams holds Halep to love to make it 2-1.9:45 a.m.: Halep ties it at 1-1 in the second set.9:42 a.m.: Williams up 1-0 in the second set. A very loud, intense game right there.9:39 a.m.: Williams screams after tying it 15-15 in the first game of the second match. Venting some frustrations, seems like.Set 1: Halep 6, Williams 29:36 a.m.: Halep gets the set point, winning 6-2. A masterful start for her, and her first set against Williams in four tries.Lift-off for @Simona_Halep 💨The Romanian takes the opening set 6-2 against Serena Williams, breaking twice and making just two unforced errors #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/g8Qn851x4a— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 20199:32 a.m.: Williams holds Halep to love to make it 5-2 in the first set.9:31 a.m.: And Halep counters, winning the sixth game to go up 5-1.9:30 a.m.: Advantage Halep.9:29 a.m.: Advantage Williams with a chance at a break point.9:26 a.m.: Williams wins the longest rally of the match so far, at 12, to make it 15-love.9:23 a.m.: Williams’ finally on the board, holding Halep to love to make it 4-1 in the first set.9:22 a.m.: Wow. Halep goes up 4-0 in the first set with an ace for the final point.9:20 a.m.: Halep is placing her shots beautifully while Williams is making a lot of unforced errors. Halep is up 30-love in the fourth game.9:18 a.m.: Halep with the double break point — her second of the match. She’s up 3-0 in the first set.9:17 a.m.: It’s 30-30 after traded points, and Williams’ starting to show some emotion. Misfiring early a little.9:16 a.m.: Williams had Halep sprinting the entire court and still came away with the point. It’s 15-15 in the game three.9:15 a.m.: Halep held Williams to love in the second game. She’s up 2-0 in the first set.9:14 a.m.: Halep up 45-love in the second game. Looks like Williams’ a little tight to begin this match.9:13 a.m.: First game to Halep.9:13 a.m.: Halep rallies and has an opportunity at a break point.9:12 a.m.: Traded points make it 30-30.9:11 a.m.: Halep gets her first break on the next point. 15-15. Serena Williams’ quest to match Margaret Court’s all-time Grand Slam singles record has been delayed yet again — in emphatic fashion.Seventh-seeded Simona Halep beat Williams in 56 minutes, winning 6-2, 6-2 in the 2019 Wimbledon final on Saturday. It’s unlikely she could have played a better match, blanketing the court, placing her shots beautifully and committing just three errors. 9:10 a.m.: And Williams goes up 15-love.9:03 a.m.: Halep loses the coin toss, and Williams elects to serve without hesitation. Here we go.9:01 a.m.: The players are making their long walk toward the court.last_img read more