Jeremy Lin Drops 28 Points in Beijing Ducks’ Loss to Ty Lawson, Fujian Sturgeons — High Velocity Sport

Jeremy Lin Drops 28 Points in Beijing Ducks’ Loss to Ty Lawson, Fujian Sturgeons Fred Lee/Getty Images Jeremy Lin and the Beijing Ducks hit an unexpected snag on Thursday with a 111-107 loss to the Fujian Sturgeons in the Chinese Basketball Association. It appeared to be a mismatch on paper. The Ducks entered the contest […]

Jeremy Lin Drops 28 Points in Beijing Ducks’ Loss to Ty Lawson, Fujian Sturgeons — High Velocity Sport

76ers Star Joel Embiid Explains Why He Loves Playing In Boston — NESN.com

TD Garden can be a house of horrors for visiting players, but Joel Embiid is embracing the challenge. Embiid and the 76ers will be in Boston on Thursday night for a battle between two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. The C’s and Sixers have started to form quite a rivalry over the…

76ers Star Joel Embiid Explains Why He Loves Playing In Boston — NESN.com

Woz Blog: — Toronto Sun

– Kawhi arrived to spread some holiday cheer for Raptors fans, mostly in the form of reminding them that last year really happened. Then he reminded them just how good he is, doing basically whatever he wanted and helping the Clippers overcome a bad shooting night by Paul George. And the ceremony was good (though […]

Woz Blog: — Toronto Sun

Celtics Injury Update: Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart’s Status Vs. 76ers — NESN.com

Gordon Hayward will boost his team’s prospects, having escaped a serious blow. The Boston Celtics listed the forward as probable to play against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night at TD Garden. Hayward suffered a facial contusion Wednesday in the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ 122-117 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Although he exited the…

Celtics Injury Update: Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart’s Status Vs. 76ers — NESN.com

TFC GIVES BRADLEY NEW DEAL

BRADLEY SIGNS NEW DEAL WITH TORONTO FC

Toronto FC announced today that the club has signed captain Michael Bradley to a new contract using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).

“Michael Bradley has led this club in the biggest games we’ve played in during his time at Toronto FC and is our engine,” said Toronto FC President Bill Manning. “Michael and his family have made Toronto their home and we are all very happy that they will continue to be part of our club for years to come.”

In six seasons with Toronto FC, Bradley has raised eight trophies as the team’s captain (MLS Cup, Supporters’ Shield, Canadian Championship x 3, Eastern Conference Championship x 3). Included in this run was Toronto FC’s historic “Treble” winning 2017 season, where Bradley raised the MLS Cup, the Supporters’ Shield and the Voyageurs Cup (Canadian Championship). Toronto FC became the first team in MLS history to capture three domestic trophies in the same season.

“I feel so attached to the city of Toronto, the club, the team. I love it here and I am really proud of what we’ve been able to do over the past six years,” said Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley. “Beyond the success, I am equally as proud of the mentality and identity this club has taken on. The relationship between the club and the city, the club and the fans are both very special and I’m proud to have played a part in that. What we have in Toronto doesn’t exist everywhere. My family and I are so happy to remain in Toronto and we’d like to thank everyone at Toronto FC for ensuring that this process was done quietly and professionally behind the scenes. I’m looking forward to continuing to play in the biggest games and competing for trophies every year.”

Bradley made his 200th appearance for Toronto FC (all competitions) last month in the 2019 MLS Cup Final, becoming the third player in club history to have made 200 appearances for Toronto FC, joining Jonathan Osorio and Justin Morrow. Bradley has scored 13 goals and recorded 28 assists across all competitions for Toronto FC and is the only TFC player who has played every minute of every MLS playoff game in the club’s history.

“Michael is a great player and an exceptional human being,” said Toronto FC General Manager Ali Curtis. “I also have a great deal of respect for Michael for how he handled his contract situation – with class and professionalism. His goals are aligned with TFC. We are all competitive and strive to win and compete every single year for trophies.”

TRANSACTION: Toronto FC signs midfielder and captain Michael Bradley to a new contract using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).

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