Paul Millsap on return to Atlanta: ‘Almost broke down in tears’

Denver paid big money to pry Paul Millsap from Atlanta because the Nuggets knew he’d be a trustworthy scorer in the clutch.

The Warriors would miss the postseason in each of Curry’s first three seasons, bringing their postseason futility mark to 17 of 18 seasons. But you know what happened from there. Curry would lead the Warriors to the postseason each year from 2012 through at least 2017, winning two MVP awards and two NBA championships in the process. It took some time, but the Warriors more than “figured it out.”

Also Saturday, a coalition of NFL players extended an invitation to McNair, commissioner Roger Goodell and unsigned quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a Monday meeting in Philadelphia at which they hope to address players’ “immediate concerns before additional progress can be made.”

“There are a lot of Latinos in this team, and it helps him bond and be one of the boys, being able to speak the language and understanding it.”

Pitcher Lance McCullers, who is half Cuban and grew up in the heavily Latino-populated Tampa area, admits he’s a little envious.

“I am definitely jealous. He has worked very hard at it. It Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale doesn’t come out of nowhere,” McCullers says. “He’s probably worked much harder than I’ve actually worked to be able to speak the language fluently.”

The Broncos have a short week before they face the Philadelphia Eagles, who Cheap Jerseys PlUS have the best record in the league at 7-1, on the road and then return home to face the New England Patriots the following Sunday.

Yu Darvish: Meeting Yuli Gurriel not needed after insensitive gesture

Yu Darvish says he didn’t think it was necessary to meet with Yuli Gurriel after the Houston Astros first baseman’s racially insensitive gesture toward the Dodgers pitcher.

Gurriel contacted the Dodgers and told them he wanted to meet with the pitcher in person and apologize.

While Pittsburgh insists it has no plans to move the receiver, Bryant’s future with the Steelers remains hazy ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.

There is plenty of season left for Brown, JuJu and Bryant to all play significant roles in a heretofore disappointing Steelers offense that is 6-2 despite still trying to find its groove.

“Our defensive effort really got us to where we wanted to be,” Curry said. “The coach gave us a challenge before the game to just try and win the possession and field-goal game. Throughout the course of the game, that was the key. We played Warriors basketball and now we have to sustain it.”

Warriors: Kerr said he supported Green after his forward was fined $25,000 for his part in a skirmish with Bullets guard Bradley Beal on Friday: “He got attacked. I didn’t agree with his punishment but all you can do as a team is accept it.”

Clippers: Had entered game holding opponents to a league-low 92.4 points per game and a 40.4 field goal percentage shooting (second). Rivers said the superb early defense starts with having DeAndre Jordan at center, but new starting guards Patrick Beverley and Austin Rivers have been tough on the perimeter: “Defensively, that combination has been really good.”

Washington coach Chris Petersen said Monday that doctors are still Cheap Infant Jerseys determining the final diagnosis for Bryant’s injury. Petersen typically does not announce Cheap Islanders Jerseys injuries unless the player is likely to miss the rest of the season.