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Don't bother trying to get out of the way when Shaq joins the mosh pit

Don't bother trying to get out of the way when Shaq joins the mosh pit

23/07/2019, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 29234651

Shaquille O'Neal, a.k.a. DJ Diesel, played a set at the Tomorrowland EDM festival in Brazil. Then 7-foot-1, 300-plus-pound NBA Hall of Famer joined the mosh pit.



https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2019-07-22/shaquille-oneal-tomorrowland-mosh-pit-dj-diesel
When Shaq joins the mosh pit, don't bother trying to get out of the way

When Shaq joins the mosh pit, don't bother trying to get out of the way

23/07/2019, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 29234774

Shaquille O'Neal, a.k.a. DJ Diesel, played a set at the Tomorrowland EDM festival in Brazil. Then 7-foot-1, 300-plus-pound NBA Hall of Famer joined the mosh pit.



https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2019-07-22/shaquille-oneal-tomorrowland-mosh-pit-dj-diesel
Broncos training camp rewind, Day 3: Four interceptions by defense

Broncos training camp rewind, Day 3: Four interceptions by defense

21/07/2019, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 29224743

PLAYER ATTENDANCE

Did not practice: LB Todd Davis (calf, second consecutive missed practice) and WR River Cracraft (oblique).  “He’s going to be out at least a week and after that, we’ll see how it goes,” coach Vic Fangio said of Cracraft. WR Romell Guerrier was placed on the reserve/retired list.

NEW INJURIES

In addition to Cracraft, TE Troy Fumagalli (hip) did not go. “He’s been nursing a hip,” Fangio said. “He tried to go (Saturday) but didn’t feel right at the beginning of practice so he’s obviously day to day.”

TOP PLAY

During 11-on-11 work, ILB Josey Jewell made a diving interception of QB Joe Flacco on a pass that may have been deflected in traffic.

THUMBS UP

*S Justin Simmons. Intercepted QB Joe Flacco in the end zone, broke up a Flacco pass during 7-on-7 and intercepted QB Kevin Hogan.

*Coaching approach. After each play of 11-on-11/7-on-7, there weren’t coaches flooding the field to give instruction. It’s by design. “I don’t want them screaming and hollering instructions to the players,” Fangio said. “In the game, they’re out there on their own. You can’t help them during the game so don’t be helping them during practice. Your leaders have to come from those 11 guys that are on the field for you and they have to work through it. I like that.”

THUMBS DOWN
*The quarterbacks. Four interceptions (three by Joe Flacco and one by Kevin Hogan). In addition to Justin Simmons’ pair, LB Josey Jewell and S Will Parks had one apiece. “Well, every interception has a story behind it,” Fangio said. “But no, not OK with it. You don’t want to turn the ball over. Turnovers make it harder to win the game. Now I don’t know exactly what happened on each and every one but we’ll look at it.

*K Taylor Bertolet. At one point during a segment, he missed three consecutive field goals — wide right, wide right and then really wide left.

ODDS AND ENDS

  • The announced attendance was 2,274.
  • The Broncos ran 72 snaps of 11-on-11 and 30 snaps of 7-on-7.
  • Quarterback playing time (11-on-11): Joe Flacco 25, Kevin Hogan 24, Drew Lock 18 and Brett Rypien four. Quarterback playing time (7-on-7): Flacco 12, Hogan seven, Lock eight and Rypien three.
  • The Broncos wore football pants with knee and thigh pads and also upper-body shells. They are eligible to wear full pads on Sunday. “Full pads is full pads, no reason not to use them,” Fangio said. “That’s what you play the game in. Get used to carrying your pads, playing with game pants on (and) try to make practice as game-like as possible.”
  • New WR Jamarius Way signed Saturday morning and hit the field midway through practice. Way (6-foot-3/215 pounds) caught 108 passes for South Alabama in 2017-18. He had minicamp tryouts with Green Bay, Tampa Bay and Miami. Way jumped right into 11-on-11 work. WR coach Zach Azzanni would give him extra instruction before the snap.
  • The first unit inside linebacker group was Joe Jones and Josey Jewell, followed by Jones/Alexander Johnson with the second unit. Later in 11-on-11, rookie Josh Watson joined Jewell.
  • Jake Brendel got a shot as the second-team center, replacing Austin Schlottmann, who was on the third team.
  • The offense started well in 11-on-11. Flacco threw a long pass that WR Fred Brown (against CB Bryce Callahan) made a diving touchdown catch on. Lock’s first segment included a dart-of-a-throw to TE Austin Fort over the middle.
  • Flacco’s second segment: Ground-ball shotgun snap by C Connor McGovern (aborted play), RB Phillip Lindsay carry and Simmons interception.
  • Rypien completed all three of his passes (to WR Juwann Winfree, WR Steven Dunbar and Fort) during his first 7-on-7 period.
  • During the second period of 11-on-11, OLB Von Miller used a spin move to beat RT Ja’Wuan James to force Flacco to scramble. Hogan’s six-play set was disjointed: Incompletion under pressure (DT Zach Kerr pushed back RG Don Barclay), screen pass, drop by Dunbar, rushing, throwaway and incompletion.
  • The Broncos practiced red zone and goal-line for the first time in camp. Goal-line: Flacco threw a touchdown pass to WR Courtland Sutton (crossing route along the back-line), Hogan went throwaway, incompletion and Lock threw a touchdown to WR Trinity Benson.
  • In the final 7-on-7 period, touchdown catches were by WR DaeSean Hamilton (Flacco) and TE Noah Fant (Hogan).
  • Fangio changed things up on the second-to-last 11-on-11 period, pitting the No. 1 offense vs. No. 2 defense and No. 2 offense vs. No. 1 defense. “Just to mix it up so they’re going against different guys,” Fangio said. Flacco’s four plays: Incompletion, incompletion, aborted play (pressure by NT Shelby Harris, a starter playing with the 2s) and aborted play (DE Demarcus Walker dusted LT Garett Bolles).
  • After Fangio, Lock got a chance with the second-team offense against the starting defense. His four plays: Incompletion (pressure by Miller), pass to RB Khalifani Muhammad, terrific catch by Winfree (against Callahan/S Kareem Jackson) and incompletion.
  • Three of the Broncos’ interceptions came in the final 11-on-11 period and in a span of 11 plays.
  • In addition to former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan, the Atlanta Hawks coaching staff were guests of Fangio at practice.

SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE
9:15 a.m.-noon practice (open to the public).



https://www.denverpost.com/2019/07/20/broncos-training-camp-2019-day-3/

					AP Source: Pacers sign Justin Holiday to 1-year contract

AP Source: Pacers sign Justin Holiday to 1-year contract

20/07/2019, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 29221649
A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent guard Justin Holiday has agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.8 million with the Indiana Pacers

https://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/ap-source-pacers-sign-justin-holiday-to-1-year-contract-071919

					Kings hire WNBA's Lindsey Harding as assistant coach

Kings hire WNBA's Lindsey Harding as assistant coach

20/07/2019, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 29220735
Kings hire former WNBA player Lindsey Harding as assistant on Luke Walton's staff

https://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/kings-hire-wnba-s-lindsey-harding-as-assistant-coach-071919

					Raptors' Kyle Lowry has surgery on thumb injured in playoffs

Raptors' Kyle Lowry has surgery on thumb injured in playoffs

20/07/2019, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 29219262
Kyle Lowry has thumb surgery for injury he played through during Raptors' title run

https://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/raptors-kyle-lowry-has-surgery-on-thumb-injured-in-playoffs-071919
Daily News - July 19, 2019

Daily News - July 19, 2019

20/07/2019, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 29219688
Get the latest news on the Wine & Gold by checking out what the local and national media are writing about.


https://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/press/daily-news-july-19-2019

					T-wolves sign undrafted rookie Naz Reid to multiyear deal

T-wolves sign undrafted rookie Naz Reid to multiyear deal

19/07/2019, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 29216428
Timberwolves sign undrafted rookie Naz Reid to multiyear contract, after strong summer showing

https://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/t-wolves-sign-undrafted-rookie-naz-reid-to-multiyear-deal-071819

					Is the new-look NBA now a battle for L.A. between the Lakers and Clippers?

Is the new-look NBA now a battle for L.A. between the Lakers and Clippers?

19/07/2019, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 29224650
Will the war between the Lakers and the Clippers be this season's standout NBA storyline?

https://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/lakers-clippers-nba-favorites-odds-storylines-2019-20-season-072019
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