Basketball

Extensions Imminent For Jokic, Booker, Towns, Morant, More

[ad_1] Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, Suns guard Devin Booker, Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns, and Grizzlies guard Ja Morant are all expected to reach verbal agreements with their respective teams on new long-term contract extensions soon after the NBA’s new league year begins tonight, according to Marc Stein (Twitter link). Pelicans forward Zion Williamson and Cavaliers guard Darius Garland are also “widely expected” to receive extensions this offseason, Stein notes
Horse Racing

Big bucks change hands at yearling sale

[ad_1] Hey there, time traveller!This article was published 27/8/2021 (306 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current. The hammer came down at $52,000 last Sunday and set the tone for what turned out to be the most lucrative Manitoba CTHS Yearling Sale anyone can remember. Hip #10, a full sister to multiple stakes winners and champions Hidden Grace and Melisandre, had just been sold to longtime
Autoracing

Max Verstappen says Nelson Piquet’s racial slur was wrong, but he’s ‘definitely not a racist’

TOWCESTER, England -- Max Verstappen said the racial slur Nelson Piquet used to describe Lewis Hamilton is "not correct" but insisted the three-time world champion is "definitely not a racist."Verstappen knows Piquet, the father of his girlfriend, Kelly, better than most in the Formula One paddock and was quick to say the 69-year-old should not have used the word he did.This week, footage circulated of Piquet using a racial slur