Category: Center

Chelsea: Center forward in 2020-21 may be a very contested position – The Pride of London
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Chelsea: Center forward in 2020-21 may be a very contested position – The Pride of London

READING, ENGLAND – JULY 28: Head Coach Frank Lampard Jnr talsk to Tammy Abraham of Chelsea during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Reading and Chelsea at Madejski Stadium on July 28, 2019 in Reading, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images) The contest for center forward at Chelsea in 2020-21 may be a competition between Tammy…

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USC center Onyeka Okongwu declares for NBA draft – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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USC center Onyeka Okongwu declares for NBA draft – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

After one year, Onyeka Okongwu is taking his talents from USC to the NBA. The Trojans center and Chino Hills product made his decision to declare for the NBA draft official Wednesday with a post on Twitter. “My freshman campaign at the school has been nothing short of spectacular,” Okongwu wrote, thanking head coach Andy…

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Kansas center Udoka Azubuike sheds walking boot, still questionable vs. TCU – ESPN
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Kansas center Udoka Azubuike sheds walking boot, still questionable vs. TCU – ESPN

Kansas senior center Udoka Azubuike is no longer in a walking boot but remains questionable for the No. 1 Jayhawks’ final home game Wednesday night against TCU.Azubuike hurt his ankle in the opening minutes of KU’s 62-58 win against Kansas State on Saturday and ended up playing just 20 minutes.Speaking on the Hawk Talk radio…

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Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo deserves to become an All-Star this season – Sky Sports
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Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo deserves to become an All-Star this season – Sky Sports

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo has rounded out his offensive game and is playing like an All-Star. In two months’ time, he deserves to become one, writes Sky Sports NBA analyst Mark Deeks. Live NBA: L.A. Lakers @ Miami Saturday 14th December 12:00am For the Miami Heat, years of floating in or around tough, first-round-exit…

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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is negotiating his next contract by himself – The Washington Post
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is negotiating his next contract by himself – The Washington Post

SAN JOSE — Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who is in the final year of a 10-year, $67 million contract, confirmed Monday that he is negotiating his next deal on his own.Putting trust in himself and the Capitals organization, Backstrom parted ways with his agent, Mark Levine, just before the season started. Backstrom said he…

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Thunder center Steven Adams is rooting for South Africa in the Rugby World Cup – ESPN.co.uk
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Thunder center Steven Adams is rooting for South Africa in the Rugby World Cup – ESPN.co.uk

11:45 PM BSTRoyce YoungESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.com”Ah, too soon, mate! Too soon!”Still feeling the sting of the All Blacks’ shocking loss to England in the semifinals of the Rugby World Cup, Steven Adams ambled over with a faux expression of anguish on his face. Adams, a center for the…

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The Center of the Soccer Universe – Slate
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The Center of the Soccer Universe – Slate

Xavi made modern soccer. Did the game leave him behind? Xavi celebrates after scoring during a La Liga match on March 22, 2009, in Barcelona, Spain. Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images I Wish Both Teams Could Lose the Warriors-Rockets Series Damian Lillard Is the Coolest Player in the NBA Rockets-Warriors Was All About One Specific Type of…

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No. 10 center Omar Payne commits to Florida over Florida State
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No. 10 center Omar Payne commits to Florida over Florida State

8:04 PM ETJeff BorzelloESPN Staff Writer Close Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.ESPN 100 center Omar Payne committed to Florida on Monday night.Payne chose the Gators over several schools, but took official visits to only Florida and Florida State. He had trips scheduled to Ohio State and LSU for…

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Staples Center to host Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury on Dec. 1
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Staples Center to host Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury on Dec. 1

11:14 PM ETDan RafaelESPN Senior Writer Close2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism ESPN.com boxing writer since 2005 Five years at USA TodayDeontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will take their world title fight to Staples Center in Los Angeles for the arena’s biggest heavyweight showdown since then-champion Lennox Lewis’ epic career…

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