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Erik Spoelstra: Nikola Jokic’s Shove on Markieff Morris Was ‘Dangerous, Dirty Play’ | Bleacher Report

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Erik Spoelstra was not happy with Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic after Monday’s game.

Jokic knocked Markieff Morris to the ground with a blindside hit during the fourth quarter of Denver’s 113-96 victory over the Miami Heat. The Heat coach called it “a very dangerous and dirty play” and said the fact Morris had his back turned to Jokic made it even more troubling.

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Nikola Jokic clobbers Markieff Morris from behind late in the fourth quarter and things get intense. <a href=”https://t.co/v5PvTg6w0d”>pic.twitter.com/v5PvTg6w0d</a>

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“That was a very dangerous and dirty play.”<a href=”https://twitter.com/MiamiHEAT?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@MiamiHEAT</a> coach Erik Spoelstra doesn’t mince words as he reflects on Nikola Jokic’s cheap shot on Markieff Morris. <a href=”https://t.co/4sk7LB3p6H”>pic.twitter.com/4sk7LB3p6H</a>

“He’s moving around in the locker room right now,” Spoelstra told reporters when discussing Morris’ status. “We’ll

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An 18-year-old Mexican-American soccer player may have saved his coach’s job just weeks after choosing to play for the US

Ricardo Pepi celebrates after scoring a goal against Honduras.

Ricardo Pepi came up big for the USMNT. Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

  • Ricardo Pepi scored and had 2 assists in the USMNT’s 4-1 win over Honduras in World Cup qualifiers.

  • Taylor Twellman said the win may have saved manager Gregg Berhalter’s job.

  • It was the 18-year-old Pepi’s international debut after committing to the US over Mexico in August.

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Ricardo Pepi helped save the US Men’s National Team from a lot of pain on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old striker played a big role in his squad’s 4-1 win over Honduras on Wednesday in a World Cup Qualifier in his international debut. Pepi scored one goal and assisted two others, becoming the second-youngest US player after Christian Pulisic to play in a World Cup qualifier.

The win moved the US ahead of Panama in goal differential and into third place in the qualifying standings. The top

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Vanderbilt With Most Embarrassing Play Of The Day

A Vanderbilt player shakes hands with a fan.

A Vanderbilt player shakes hands with a fan.

Vanderbilt might just get itself kicked out of the SEC by the end of the night following a dreadful performance against East Tennessee State Saturday night.

The Commodores were flat-out awful against the Buccaneers. One play in particular is bound to be the No. 1 play on SportsCenter‘s “Not Top 10” this week.

Trailing 13-3 in the fourth quarter, Vanderbilt quarterback Ken Seals took a snap and tried to make a quick throw to his left. He lost grip of the ball, it slipped out of his hands and an East Tennessee State defender picked it up and returned it for a touchdown. No, we’re not kidding.

This is one of the worst teams we’ve seen in a while. Wow.

Vanderbilt may hit a new all-time low this season, and that’s saying something. It’s pretty remarkable the Commodores play in the

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Jalen Suggs Suffers Hand Injury in Las Vegas Summer League Play vs. Celtics | Bleacher Report

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Orlando Magic rookie guard Jalen Suggs exited Thursday’s Las Vegas Summer League contest against the Boston Celtics with a sore hand, according to The Athletic’s Josh Robbins. 

Suggs played 11 minutes in the first half and did not return for the third quarter, finishing with six points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist.

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Jalen Suggs has a sore left hand and will not return to this summer league game, a Magic official said.

Suggs went 2-of-6 from the floor, sank both free-throw opportunities and missed the only two three-pointers he attempted on the night. 

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The cross ➡️ the finish<a href=”https://twitter.com/jalensuggs?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@jalensuggs</a> cooking early for the Magic in Vegas. <a href=”https://t.co/bIGSV6WKIh”>pic.twitter.com/bIGSV6WKIh</a>

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Coast-to-Coast 🌎<a href=”https://twitter.com/jalensuggs?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@jalensuggs</a> | <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MagicSummer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#MagicSummer</a> | <a href=”https://twitter.com/AdventHealth?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@AdventHealth</a> <a href=”https://t.co/1fr3GDLjyc”>pic.twitter.com/1fr3GDLjyc</a>

The Magic are playing their second game in as many days.

The

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