NBA maestro signs with powerhouse

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NBA: Isaiah Thomas pulls off one of a passes of a season, a absurd no-look behind-the-back assist, in Boston’s 112-107 win over a Bucks.

Andre Miller was recently bought out by a Minnesota Timberwolves.

ANDRE Miller had pronounced he hoped to join a playoff contender, and it looks like he might have gotten his wish.

The 39-year-old ensure privileged waivers on Saturday and is set to pointer with a Spurs, the Vertical reports.

According to a Vertical joining sources, a Spurs need to transparent a register mark before a understanding happens, though Miller would differently be authorised for postseason play.

Andre Miller will join a San Antonio Spurs for a rest of a season.

Andre Miller will join a San Antonio Spurs for a rest of a season.Source:Getty Images

The Professor has trafficked extensively via his 17-year tenure, personification for 8 NBA teams before alighting in Minnesota during a offseason.

Miller has averaged 3.4 points, 2.2 assists and 10.8 mins per diversion this year. He has career averages of 12.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 1,291 games.

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The reason Thorpie came out

Thorpe celebrating with teammates during a 2000 Olympics.

WHEN Ian Thorpe came out as plainly happy mid by 2014, it finished years of conjecture about a swimmer’s private life.

So mostly a concentration of heated media scrutiny, courtesy always seemed to deposit divided from his exploits in a H2O and land instead on his passionate identity.

Now, a 33-year-old has explained usually because he suggested he was happy during a discuss with British TV horde Sir Michael Parkinson.

“I feel as yet people were perplexing to force me out of a closet when we didn’t even know myself. we unequivocally didn’t, or during slightest we wasn’t sure,” Thorpe told The Daily Telegraph.

“I felt like if I’d been given a small bit some-more time, maybe we would have absolutely been means to do it … though we was usually perplexing to fit in.”

This middle misunderstanding played a partial in a former Olympian pang from mental health issues given he was a teen — something he suggested in a mainstay for a Huffington Post earlier this month.

Now he is streamer adult a new ABC module called The Bully Project — a 3 partial special opposed a emanate of bullying in Australian schools that will follow a lives of several Queensland teenagers.

Thorpe was chaste in a water.

Thorpe was chaste in a water.Source:News Limited

“I suspicion it was critical we started not usually a review about this in Australia, though also got to a indicate where we’re entrance adult with a resolutions as good … a lot needs to be done,” Thorpe said.

The swimmer has had to continue a spotlight given he was a teenager. He grabbed a courtesy when during usually 15 he won a 400m freestyle final during a 1998 World Championships. Two years after during a Sydney Olympics he reliable his standing as a swimming legend, snaring 3 bullion medals and dual silvers.

Four years after during a Athens Games he shielded his 400m pretension and also won a 200m freestyle event, while he claimed bronze in a 100.

His famed hulk feet helped him slip by a H2O with palliate as he became Australia’s many successful Olympian with 5 bullion medals to his name.

He late in 2006, though attempted a quip in time for a 2012 Olympics in London. However, he couldn’t recapture his best form and didn’t make a squad.

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Morris laments run-in with ‘nutcase’ Rebel Rover

Rebel Rover gets divided from his handlers.

LIVEWIRE manoeuvre Jackson Morris concedes he might have finally met his compare in a figure of exile brute Rebel Rover.

Morris done inhabitant – and even general – headlines final week after being dumped from Rebel Rover in a shores off Sandgate before diving into a shark-inhabited waters of Moreton Bay to assistance move a equine to safety.

“I’m a initial to acknowledge I’m a screw loose, though he’s blank a few some-more than me. He’s a nutcase,” Morris said.

“Getting dumped was frequency a benefaction we was awaiting for my birthday,” a 38-year-old said.

Despite a tumble from grace, Morris has a genuine adore for a now famous Rebel Rover and hopes he can shortly uncover it on raceday.

“Obviously he got barred a integrate of times in Melbourne and it’s not easy to get him right, since he’s a kangaroo brief of a paddock, though a day he puts it all together, they won’t know that approach he went,” he said.

“I unequivocally adore a equine and opportunely we were means to get him home protected and sound.”

Jackson Morris had a tough time adult opposite Rebel Rover.

Jackson Morris had a tough time adult opposite Rebel Rover.Source:Supplied

Disappearing act

As James Orman strives to mangle Chris Munce’s record for series of winners ridden in Queensland during a singular season, it’s engaging to note Munce’s name has been deleted from central Racing Queensland records!

Munce won a civil premiership in 2010-11 and afterwards a year after became a initial male to float a century of civil winners in a state.

But a RQ annals advise he didn’t even exist in those years.

Apparently a reason is that his name was deleted after he gained his training license.

There would be a few holes in a inhabitant record books if each successful manoeuvre who became a tutor was wanting from central lists.

RQ officials are reportedly on a box to have Munce ‘reinstated.’

Ripper Flicka

The initial adult skip during Caloundra seems a universe divided for Ben Ahrens and connectors after My Little Flicka done it 3 wins on end.

“That’s a usually time she’s missed out this prep. She’s a genuine trier,” Ahrens said.

Off and running

Public statue and globetrotting champ So You Think notched his initial stakes leader when Gold Rush won a Group 2 Matamata Stakes in New Zealand on Saturday.

Also in New Zealand, Volkstock’n’barrel has returned to winning form during Group 1 level.

End of a Road

Godolphin on Saturday announced a retirement to timber of their Group 1 winners Contributer and Complacent, both overdue to ‘minor’ tendon injuries.

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Mana Manu success not startling for trainer

Mana Manu storms to feat during Doomben.

GOLD Coast tutor Marcus Wilson was a slightest astounded chairman on march when Mana Manu gave bookies a good outcome in a Open Handicap during Doomben on Saturday.

With easing favourite Satirical Lass underneath encircle shortly after turning, Mana Manu fast set out after Adorabubble and strode divided to win easily.

“We don’t have large numbers and we consider if he was with one of a bigger stables he would started about $7,” Wilson pronounced of a $22 pop.

“His final run was really good (behind Whiskey Allround). If he drew a separator he would have been dual or 3 pairs closer and substantially won a race. He’s drifting during a moment.”

Wilson pronounced Mana Manu detests soppy marks and can “run 1:9.00 any day of a week” over 1200m.

He now intends to try his fitness in a Listed Gold Coast Stakes subsequent month.

Tony Gollan thinks he can urge his climax in that competition with Casual Choice after a six-year-old incited in a winning lapse trot on Saturday.

Gollan won a Gold Coast Stakes with Rocket To Glory final year and thinks Casual Choice is another ideal equine for a race.

Jim Byrne pronounced Gollan’s mare Satirical Lass was “just a small bit fat” and would urge neatly on her initial adult bid on Saturday.

Robbie Fradd’s final difference to connectors following Right Or Wrong’s better in a Listed Tattersall’s Members Cup were “sorry guys” after a Lindsay Gough-trained gelding was a certainty beaten behind Bewhatyouwannabe.

Gough had hoped this competition would lift Right Or Wrong into some good winter races.

“He will have a brief mangle now and maybe demeanour during a competition like a Darley (1350m). we would adore to get him into a Stradbroke second up, though if not, there’s competition like a Glasshouse we can demeanour at,” a unhappy Gough said.

Ben Currie is disposition somewhat towards a Toowoomba Cup over a Adelaide Cup after Honey Toast done it 8 wins in 20 starts.

“I have to make a preference flattering quickly. It’s large income over in Adelaide, though I’m a Toowoomba child and it would be tough to pass adult a possibility to win a Toowoomba Cup,” he said.

“If he goes to Toowoomba, he will go to a H2O hiker for a integrate of weeks and afterwards only have one some-more run into it.”

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‘Circus’: Demon calls for agreement lockout

NATHAN Jones has described a conjecture surrounding Jesse Hogan’s agreement as “a circus” and has called for all agreement negotiations to be on reason until a (Collective Bargaining Agreement) is finalised.

Hogan, who is engaged until a finish of 2017, has put off agreement discussions with a Demons until a finish of this year.

And, Jones believes it is in a player’s best seductiveness to wait until a CBA between a AFL and AFL Players’ Association in finished in mid-2016 before re-signing.

“I consider that’s unequivocally one of a pull cards, from a players’ indicate of perspective and saying that (the CBA negotiations) unfold,” Jones pronounced on Sunday.

“Depending on what approach that goes, it’s substantially going to be fitting to a player.

“In a end, we take that risk, depending on how a year will go, so it’s substantially a duplicate thing and it’s potentially a double-edged sword. In sold this season, you’ll substantially see that some-more mostly than not.”

Jones, who will “definitely” lapse opposite a Western Bulldogs in Craigieburn subsequent Sunday, pronounced Hogan’s agreement standing was of no regard to him or a bar so distant out from a conclusion.

“He’s dual years out from even being out of contract, so we consider for him, it’s only about removing out there and personification some good footy,” he said.

“We haven’t seen a volume of inspection he’s copped with contracts with any other actor in a competition, so it’s substantially uncharted belligerent really.

“For him, it’s best for his support of mind to clean it divided and only combine on footy … he’s a unequivocally constituent partial [of a future]. I’m anticipating it will die down and he’ll let a footy do a talking.”

Hogan booted one idea and had 9 disposals in Saturday’s win opposite Port Adelaide.

COMMENT: WHY HOGAN SHOULD NOT SIGN A NEW CONTRACT YET

Meanwhile, No. 2 breeze preference Christian Petracca is rarely doubtful to make his AFL entrance in Round 1 after violation his toe during a Christmas holiday period.

The rarely rated teen did not play during all in 2015 after requiring a knee reconstruction.

“He hasn’t played a diversion of footy in over 12 months … so he’s got another 3 weeks before he’s in row to play in a use match,” he said.

“I consider he’d substantially be accessible early in a season, depending on his form, though turn one competence be a stretch.”

Tom Morris is on Twitter: @tommorris32

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