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huaraches women pink and white,"We did some good things, though we were able to cut the lead to six and five, but we couldn't get over that hump."! ¡±Second half, his whole thing was like he¡¯s trying to get me,¡± Durant said of Williams on Tuesday. ¡°He was searching for me, he¡¯s looking to try to tech me up to get me back because he¡¯s still got his feelings hurt from the first half.¡±¡°I wasn¡¯t getting picked on last night,¡± Durant said. ¡°I was being a diva last night. I¡¯ve got to just own up to it. I watched it when I got home. I was wondering why he was coming at me so hard but then I watched the plays I was like, ¡®Yeah, I looked like a jerk out there.'¡±?Nike React was originally introduced in the Summer of 2017 with the Hyperdunk 2017 and Jordan Super.Fly 2017, but the foam was fully encased by a rubber outsole and a plate. The Nike Epic React running shoe fully exposes the proprietary material to the ground, giving runners and casual wearers an uninhibited React experience. We received a pair today and tested them out. Here are our first reactions to next chapter in Nike¡¯s storied cushioning legacy. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in complete and total disarray, and the star forward reportedly is very unhappy with the return the team got in the trade for Kyrie Irving. The star guard demanded a trade this past offseason in order to get out of James¡¯ shadow, and Cleveland ended up trading him to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Ante Zizic, Jae Crowder and the Brooklyn Nets¡¯ 2018 first-round draft pick. And as the Cavs continue their downward spiral, James reportedly is ¡°pissed off¡± the Cavs didn¡¯t pull the trigger on a trade that would have netted them a lot more than Thomas, according to ESPN¡¯s Brian Windhorst. ¡°What¡¯s really pissing LeBron off is that he felt like the Cavs.Nick Foles is one win away from being a Super Bowl champion. If that doesn't sum up 2017 or any other wildly unpredictable NFL season, then what does? The Philadelphia Eagles seemed almost destined for a long-awaited title run when their second-year phenom, the one and only Carson Wentz, took the team to nine straight wins and an 11-2 record before injuring his knee, and yet here we are, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady around the corner, and Foles commanding the NFC's last remaining hope to unseat the New England Patriots. Now if Foles has any chance of besting Belichick and Brady on the season's biggest stage, under the season's brightest lights, he'll probably have some help from an Eagles staff.At the end of the 2017 NFL season, it was wildly apparent that Michael Crabtree was unhappy with the Oakland Raiders coaching staff. So much so, that Crabtree even pulled himself out of the team's final game. Obviously, the backlash was pretty severe, and even in the week or so leading up to the final game or two, reports came out that the Raiders were going to part ways with Crabtree during the upcoming offseason. Part of this may have played a role in Crabtree's frustrations, and spoke with quarterback Derek Carr about the entire situation surrounding the team's talented wide receiver. As cited, Carr had an interesting response to question about Crabtree. Carr's statement at the bottom about.Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior baseball analyst for Insider Was special asst. to Blue Jays GM Wrote for Baseball Prospectus Follow on Twitter The Marlins did a good trade! They got three legitimate prospects back for Christian Yelich, and the fourth isn't nothing, which makes this the best trade they've made in this cash-grab offseason. Lewis Brinson, the No. 32 prospect in baseball for 2018, is a plus-plus defender in center with great bat speed and big raw power, with staying healthy his main problem so far in pro ball. He should be able to step in immediately to play center in Miami, which would also allow the Marlins to send Magneuris Sierra to the minors to continue developing.Isn¡¯t this perfect? The XFL, which will start in 2020 as announced by WWE CEO Vince McMahon on Thursday, will need recognizable players. Manziel needs a job and the former Heisman Trophy winner is certainly recognizable.There¡¯s one possible stumbling block. McMahon made it clear players with criminal records wouldn¡¯t be allowed in his league (and, of course, political statements such as kneeling during the anthem won¡¯t be allowed either), a shot across the bow of the NFL. Manziel was charged with assault for an incident with his ex-girlfriend in 2016, but those charges were dropped in November of 2017 after he attended anger management classes, attended a domestic violence victim impact panel and went into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Manziel was also arrested after a fight in 2012, when he was at Texas A&M, and he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge..Dover Street Market¡¯s simple spin on three Nike Air Max 1 colorways is scheduled for an official release on Thursday, January 18th exclusively at Dover Street Market locations worldwide and on their online shop. Each of the three options employ a tonal colorway of white, black, and brave blue, with Swoosh logo placements at the forefoot and on the outsole. DSM¡¯s ribbon logo is featured on the heel of the right shoe as well as the insole of the left shoe. Which of the three is your favorite?. With so many signature shoes out on the market, how do you, as a designer, ensure your work stands out?.And Browns General Manager John Dorsey wasn¡¯t ready to narrow the field too much this week when asked at the Senior Bowl about the possibility of using the top pick on one.. Last week, Jordan Brand set up shop at Spring Studios in NYC¡¯s Tribeca neighborhood to officially present their upcoming footwear for the Spring season. Air Jordan Retros, new colorways of the Air Jordan 32, and Russell Westbrook¡¯s first signature shoe, the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1, are all confirmed to release from now through March. Of course there¡¯s much more beyond what¡¯s pictured here; Jordan Brand is set to release its official collaboration with Levi¡¯s on Wednesday, January 17th, the Black Cement 3s are scheduled for February 17th, and more is certainly in store for All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. See the preview below and chime in with what you think is the best of the bunch.Jordan Brand¡¯s ¡°Season Of Her¡± Spring collection is getting things started with an extensive Air Jordan 1 collection that comes built with premium materials and tonal pastel colorways. Satin and suede take center stage on these designs, as the Jumpman adds a luxurious aesthetic to the iconic silhouette, meant to embody the spirit and strength of the growing female sneakerhead demographic. Ranging from Ice Peach to Purple Earth, and virtually every color in between, fans of this collection will have ten choices to choose from, all equipped with a white midsole, a color appropriate semi-translucent outsole, and a boldly embroidered midfoot Swoosh. Get a head start on Spring, when all ten of these Jordan 1 selections arrive at select retailers next Thursday, January 25th, for 0 USD..We should point out that of course Boras is going to rail against teams not spending. It¡¯s his job to get players paid.But his point, while harsh, isn¡¯t totally wrong. Fans shouldn¡¯t accept that one-third of teams are already conceding 2018, especially when they aren¡¯t re-investing that money to improve their clubs elsewhere.. If your a Jordan Brand fanatic, a die-hard Knicks fan, or both, you can head over to your local Jordan Brand stockist and grab this upcoming Air Jordan 5 ¡°Knicks¡± on September 8th for 0 USD. Stay tuned to Sneaker News for any updated release details and actual images as the become available.On the 12th, the Nike Shox made its return to shelves for the first time in the long time, as the piston-like columns that give it its signature look are ready to excite sneakerheads once again. Given the Shox Gravity monicker, the newly engineered model is ready to be rolled out in a second colorway that sports a primarily black construction with a quick hit of green surrounding the aforementioned columns on its midsole. Its newly designed lacing system trends in the direction that has become popular in the industry that grants its wearer easy slip-on access. While there is currently no specific timetable for release, you can expect this New Shox Gravity to touch down in the Spring.. Federer, favorite to claim a sixth Australian Open and 20th grand slam in total, admits he knows little about Chung's game having never faced him or watched many of his matches, but Wilander says that will not worry the Swiss great..The three-dimensional pattern that spans the entire outsole and midsole sidewall of the shoe is computational design derived from a thousands of data inputs of pressure maps, which the Nike Sports Research Lab combined into one algorithm. There¡¯s additional traction at the toe and heel for added stability, while the heel support at the top of the midsole is a nod to the Nike Internationalist, the running sneaker that debuted the horseshoe-shaped TPU mold. A sock-like snug upper made of a stretchy knit, a low ankle cut collar around the ankle bone, and the extended lip at the heel for stability is a working formula for what runners need today. Nike pointed specifically at the Flyknit Racer as a guide to the design, while noting the slim-looking toe from the Vapormax. Basically there¡¯s a lot of in-house next-level science behind the design, which Nike prides itself in.. Portland is coming off a 123-114 win over Minnesota behind 31 points from All-Star point guard Damian Lillard. The Blazers scored 43 in the third quarter to take control of the game.. Nike¡¯s Air Max 1 silhouette had a very busy 2017 campaign, including the return of numerous OG colorways in celebration of the sneaker¡¯s 30th anniversary. One of those resurgent color schemes was the Air Max 1 ¡°Obsidian¡± that utilizes the dark navy hue with a mixture of grey and quick hits of red on the toe of the outsole as well as its Nike branding. Now the Swoosh is taking the aforementioned Obsidian hue and re-using it on the same model completely devoid of any red. Other than that, the two designs are practically identical, making these a more than suitable consolation prize for anyone that missed out on adding another OG Air Max 1 to their collection.Drake¡¯s OVO camp took to Twitter to confirm the much anticipated release date for their next collaboration with Jordan Brand. This time around, the Toronto-based collective is bringing their signature white/gold aesthetic to the Air Jordan 8 Retro, with red accents hitting the Jumpman on the tongue. A special edition box will also come with this premium release, which is now confirmed to hit select retailers on February 16th. Of course, there¡¯s the black pair that¡¯s looming, as well as the two Kentucky-inspired ¡°Calipari¡± joints. Will 2018 be the strongest year for the OVO x Jordan partnership?Nike¡¯s ¡°All Over Logo¡± is back once again, this time on an unlikely silhouette that is gearing up for a comeback in 2018. Nike Tennis¡¯ Grandstand II from 1992 can be seen here dripped entirely in white with the aforementioned logo taking shape all across its upper. Featuring a blend of perforated and smooth leather on its upper, the Grandstand II boasts a simple midsole construction which creates a very clean aesthetic ¨C allowing for the boisterous branding to take center stage. Originally, the Grandstand¡¯s name derived from one of the most famous tennis tournaments in the world ¨C the US Open and its Grandstand. Fans of this Nike-friendly design will be able to pick up this Tennis gem from Nike Sportswear retailers when they hit shelves on January 26th.Last week, JUICE HK¡¯s adidas NMD Racer collaboration made its debut exclusivey at the Hong Kong-based retailer. Tomorrow, the first Racer collaborative effort will be unveiled to the world as it arrives at Consortium accounts all around the globe. CLOT¡¯s Alienegra motif takes center stage as its unapologetic aesthetic encompasses the Core Black Primeknit upper and makes its way all the way down to thew marbled outsole. Form truly does meet function with the new NMD Racer, as its updated tooling creates extra support while also providing designers with new elements to dress up. The JUICE HK x adidas NMD Racer will be available at select Consortium Accounts on January 20th with an MSRP of 220.00. Will you be trying to snag a pair tomorrow?Allen Iverson¡¯s Reebok Answer IV silhouette is set to return in the form of this masterfully crafted DMX Metal Box Set. Sadly for you stateside AI fans, this set will be a China exclusive and will be limited to only 500 units. Much like the Answer IV Playoff Playoff pack from last year, this pair will be housed in special packaging, and will come with a bit of extra swag ¨C in the form of socks this time around. Dressed in white and red, the silhouette that Iverson wore during his 2001 MVP season in which he lead the 76ers all the way to the MVP finals, is back in another one of its original colorways. First, the DMX Metal Box set will be exclusively available at Soulgoods Sanlitun in Beijing. Grab a close up look at the Answer IV below as well as the packaging and the socks that come along with it..It's almost predictable that an opponent, no matter how inferior, will roll into Oracle Arena and immediately exhibit more energy than the defending champs.The latest example came Tuesday night when the Knicks, lugging a 6-17 road record, built a 31-21 lead after one quarter. The Warriors overtook New York in the second half and earned a 123-112 win, but having to rally after another subpar start was troubling.. The appreciation for finely crafted bespoke footwear is at an all-time high, and Venice-based No.One is delivering the goods. After a successful brand launch in 2017, which saw the debut of the Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie silhouettes, the Californian label is setting off on the right foot with four releases that exemplify the brand¡¯s high standards of made-to-wear craftsmanship. The luxurious Shearling Stitch Down Alpha, limited to 12 pairs, is made from Italian Shearling lining and 3M boot laces, detailed with 24 points of hand-stitched fluorescent seams. On the other hand, the Deconstructed GoreTex Charlie offers up a more rugged styling with durable uppers and German camo print; only 16 units will be made. Finally, two Bravo silhouettes ¨C one in mineral tanned buffalo hide and another in a triple-black 3M water-resistant nubuck ¨C will be limited to a dozen each. The entire January collection is available now at No-One.L.. Yes, definitely more of that coming. We¡¯ve got some areas on the shoe we¡¯ve focused. Overall, we¡¯re looking to refresh the shoe and give consumers a reason to come back to it, but you¡¯ll definitely something different and special with every colorway.We¡¯re less than one month away from the official release of the Air Jordan 3 ¡°Black/Cement¡± with the famed Nike Air branding on the heel. Confirmed to release on February 17th in full family sizes,.Jae has been playing good the last few games and it has nothing to do with Jae," Lue said. "He's been great. He's all about the right things. He's all about the team."You hate to make these changes. Not saying it's permanent, but he's about the team. Went and talked to him this morning and he said, 'Whatever is best for the team. I'm all in.' It was a great talk with him."Crowder has underperformed this season -- his first with the Cavs. Traded by Boston along with Thomas, Ante Zizic and two draft picks for Kyrie Irving, Crowder's scoring, shooting, rebounding and defensive numbers are all down from a year ago. And his defensive rating of 112 is by far the worst of his career.. Nike is giving its fans across the globe a head start on what¡¯s to come for Air Max Day 2018. The annual celebration, which falls on March 26th, has been one of the brand¡¯s most important marketing campaigns ever as it has reinvigorated the Air Max classics while catapulting new innovations into the forefront of what¡¯s hot and new. The new model to fawn over this year is, of course, the Air Max 270, a shoe that we heavily previewed in prior weeks in various colorways. However, there are plenty of retro-themed releases such as the return of the Air 180 ¡°Ultramarine¡±, Air Max 93 ¡°Dusty Cactus¡±, and of course the wide release of Sean Wotherspoon¡¯s Air Max 97/1. See the full rundown below.. And Browns General Manager John Dorsey wasn¡¯t ready to narrow the field too much this week when asked at the Senior Bowl about the possibility of using the top pick on one.¡°We have nothing to announce at this time,¡± Triple H told AP after their dinner. ¡°But she¡¯s a huge fan of what we do and she¡¯s incredibly interested in what we do and the opportunities that lie there. We¡¯re fans of hers and incredibly interested in what those opportunities could be with us. But there¡¯s a lot of things to walk through. We¡¯re talking. We¡¯re having conversations.¡±.Perhaps the most lovable pro-athlete kid in history has made another appearance in a creative way. Steph Curry turned back the clock to by wearing his first signature shoe, the UA Curry 1, in a black/white tuxedo-esque colorway featuring adorable images of his daughters Riley and Ryan. The shoes were possible created by Under Armour¡¯s Icon, which allows for full customization of the shoes. This online platform not only allows you select colors and materials, but you can also select an image to impose on the upper itself. See more images of Steph¡¯s custom kicks below.. TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors will try to keep the pressure on the first-place Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings when they open a three-game homestand Friday night against the Utah Jazz.."Unlikely Phils would be high bidder, but if player fell into their range - preferably short-term - they might jump," Rosenthal wrote.The Phillies' current projected payroll for 2018 is around million. Even by adding a pitcher like Darvish or Jake Arrieta to a one-year deal worth, say, million, the Phils still wouldn't have an egregiously high payroll. In fact, they'd still have one of the 10 lowest projected payrolls. It would make them a whole lot more competitive in 2018 and perhaps more intriguing to next year's class..West Coast lifestyle brand Stampd¡¯s Chris Stamp took to Instagram yesterday morning to reveal an upcoming collaboration with the illustrious BAPE. The brand¡¯s Roadsta silhouette will be the vessel for the collaboration, which you can see here dressed in a cement or stone-like tooling that utilizes patent leather with BAPE¡¯s signature star logo emblazoned along the side panes of the sneaker. While the Roadsta is usually dressed in boisterous color schemes ¨C the likes of its previous Pharrell collaborations ¨C this design sports a relatively monochromatic patent leather construction. Stamp¡¯s Instagram caption reveals that the Tokyo-based brand has served as an inspiration for him throughout his career, and this particular collaboration is inspired by the first meeting he had with BAPE 12 years ago. As of now there is no release information available for the Stampd x BAPE Roadsta, but keep it locked to Sneaker News for updates.. Since the original debut of the Air Jordan 1 in 1985,. Manziel would draw eyeballs like few other players who would consider the XFL. We¡¯ll see how serious McMahon was about allowing players in if they have a spotty past..It has been confirmed that the most rare BOOST-equipped Yeezy offering will be making its return to shelves in its original colorway. While the Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner only released through Yeezy Supply upon its initial drop, it will be interesting to see if other retailers like adidas.com will have them this time around. Currently, there is no specific date scheduled for its second launch, but the Yeezy Mafia has reported that it will be happening soon. Stay tuned to Sneaker News for updates, and if you can¡¯t wait for a restock, you can grab a pair today from Stadium Goods.. Manziel, who is still waiting to see if he¡¯ll get chance in the Canadian Football League, has been tweeting often about his comeback lately. He hasn¡¯t played a football game since the end of the 2015 NFL season.. What¡¯s new with Paul George¡¯s next signature shoe is both obvious and hidden. For one, the shoe doesn¡¯t feature a strap anymore, and the interior bootie has been replaced for a classic tongue construction. The outsole traction has been spaced out for better grip, and the Zoom bag is 2 millimeters thicker and sits directly under the foot. All of these substantial changes deliver exactly what Paul wants and needs in his shoe. There are several discoverable elements that pay tribute to his close-knit family, who is regularly present during Paul¡¯s design brainstorms with Tony. Furthermore, the right heel of the shoes references the tragic injury Paul faced in 2014, a story that will continue on with the PG signature line as a reminder of his epic comeback.. nike air max black kidsNike¡¯s LeBron 7 ¡°Hardwood Classic¡± PE¡¯s are inarguably some of the most iconic and most sought after PE¡¯s in the King¡¯s signature line, as the resale market demands prices upwards of ,000 for the ¡°Alternate¡± colorway. Now, the Swoosh is emulating the success of those drops wth a blue and orange version of the LeBron 15. It is not the first time Nike has replicated the retro Cavaliers¡¯ blue and orange color scheme, as it has been seen on other models the likes of the LeBron 14 and the Solder 10 as well.. ¡°You get to know each and every one of the prospects we talked about and we¡¯re months away from this process,¡± Dorsey said. ¡°We¡¯re at the beginning stages. Let¡¯s understand who they are as people, let¡¯s understand them as football players, let¡¯s see if they can be the face of the franchise. Are they the guys for the Cleveland Browns? That¡¯s how I look at this.¡±Asked if it was safe to say he was taking a quarterback first, he replied: ¡°It¡¯s safe to say ¡®you never know.¡±But you kind of know. And at least this time, he has a choice to make.. Nike¡¯s REACT was first introduced with the Hyperdunk 2017 and Super.Fly 2017 basketball shoes. Now, it¡¯s ready to expand its horizons as new footwear bearing the advanced cushioning system will debut on February 22nd, with the brand providing quite a literal representation of just how REACT feels on feet. To summarize, REACT feels like foam on top of a pillow on top of some springs, although all of those ingredients will be condensed into one unit. Tune in to our social channels tomorrow for a first look at REACT and check out this early preview of the REACT running shoe..Last June, Under Armour officially announced a collaborative partnership with rapper and fashion designer A$AP Rocky. It is no secret that Rocky runs deep, as there are numerous members of the A$AP Mob that have been parts of many of his projects in the past. It appears that Mob member, A$AP Twelvy could be throwing his hat in the ring with UA as he has shared a few instagram posts that are pretty telling.. The adidas Futurecraft 4D sees its first release today exclusively at three stores in the NYC area. Only KITH, Packer Shoes, and Sneakersnstuff will be releasing the Futurecraft 4D, and each of the shops are employing a raffle in order to distribute to shoes randomly and safely. Here¡¯s how to enter to win a raffle for the adidas Futurecraft 4D. The Bulls (18-30) know a bit about failing to finish as well. After blowing a 17-point lead in the final minutes of a double-overtime loss to New Orleans on Monday, Chicago was listless in a 115-101 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in a game the Bulls trailed by as many as 25 points.nmd for women size 7,Two of Nike¡¯s OG Air Max 98 colorways are nearing their return, as the ¡°Gundam¡± and ¡°Navy/Yellow¡± colorways are coming soon to stores. While the sneakers were originally slated to drop on January 18th in the US, stateside retailers have confirmed with us that the release of the navy/yellow is now January 26th, and the ¡°Gundam¡± has been postponed to February 24th. 2018 is gearing up to be a big year for the 98, as it is celebrating its 20th anniversary, which should lead to an uptick of drops for one of the more underutilized Air Max designs. A revived enthusiasm for 1990s Nike originals should lead to a much more successful 2018 campaign for this model, much unlike its re-issue in 2014 that several colorways hit sales racks. European retailers, however, are prepared to role out both OG pairs on January 26th for 0 USD. That may be subject to change, so stay tuned for updates.Last March, Nike invited eight young athletes called the ¡°Imaginairs¡± to their World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. They each got to design a crazy colorway of the Air Max Zero, working closely with Nike designers to fine-tune their concepts into realized concepts. It was the first time the Air Max Zero, which debuted in March of 2015, was redesigned for youths. Leading up to Air Max Day 2018, Nike will launch each of these Air Max Zero colorways in limited quantity; see all release dates below.This week in Sneaker News¡¯ Top Stories, all eight sneakers that are part of the illustrious Dragon Ball Z x adidas collaboration have been revealed as well as their release months. The selections will drop in pairs corresponding to some significant moments featured in the famed anime series. Jordan Brand had a busy week, as it unveiled its entire Spring 2018 collection with a plethora of classic colorway reimagined on some iconic silhouettes. Virgil Abloh¡¯s all white OFF WHITE x Air Jordan 1 made its official debut at Paris Fashion Week as well. Keeping with the fashion week theme, 2Chainz and Versace officially previewed their ¡°Chain Reaction¡± collaboration that comes equipped with a chain-styled molded outsole. Get a closer look at the boisterous design and check out the rest of out Top Stories of the week below.! Following its JUICE HK collaboration, the adidas NMD Racer is back once again with two colorways that are fittingly bold to match its new boisterous tooling. First, is a Vivid Pink colorway that uses black details and a matching outsole for contrast, finished off with some colorful hits on its arch stabilizers. Alongside it is the Ash Grey variety that assumes a bit of a more understated color scheme featuring blue and orange accents. Once again, the Three Stripes masterfully blends classic design concepts with contemporary stylings for its newest NMD model. Mark your calendars for February 2nd when both of these new NMD Racer colorways will be available at adidas stockists worldwide.?All of the adidas AlphaBOUNCE Beyond colorways you see below utilize the brand¡¯s cutting edge BOUNCE midsole, which adds responsive cushioning for an elastic feel with each step. Head over to your local adidas retailer and pick up your favorite version of the AlphaBOUNCE Beyond on January 17th.. J. Crew and New Balance are back teaming together on the iconic 998 silhouette once again with the upcoming ¡°National Parks¡± Pack. Honoring Crater Lake and Death Valley, both selections pay homage to the preserved lands that feature some of the most beautiful scenes in the entire world. The brand¡¯s have always worked well together in the past, creating unique looks the likes of their ¡°Hilltop Blues¡°, and ¡°Beach Balls¡± creations. With environmentally appropriate color schemes, the Crater Lake iteration dons an icy blue colorway while the Death Valley pair is dressed in earthy brown tones. As usual with these two brands, quality is a must, which comes across masterfully here as the two 998s are adorned in premium suede with other materials mixed in as well.Russell Westbrook¡¯s first signature sneaker recently made its global debut, initially dropping the the limited Mirror Image colorway that sported graphic detailing on its upper highlighting Brodie¡¯s partnership with the Jumpman. Now, MJ¡¯s alma mater is getting hooked up with a Why Not Zer0.1 PE of its own decked out in Carolina Blue and white with the Tar Heel¡¯s signature ¡°NC¡± logo coming emblazoned on its ankle strap. Grab an up close look at this specially made pair for Jordan¡¯s Tar Heels above and tune into their game tomorrow against Georgia Tech to see if they lace them up on the court..Most teams utilize shootarounds on the mornings of night games, but some have backed off. The Rockets decided in November that they would forgo shootarounds after coach Mike D'Antoni noticed they displayed more energy on nights when there was no morning session.The Warriors haven't declared whether this is a one-game experiment or something more. That likely will be determined by the team's response, beginning Thursday night against the Timberwolves..Nike+ account members currently have access to five brand new colorways of the Nike Vapormax that are dressed up with tonal uppers. Fans of the Vapormax have their choice between olive green, navy blue, black, grey, and white adorning their Flyknit uppers with an elastic ankle collar and the customary outsole unit. While the Swoosh continues to innovate this popular line with new looks like the Vapormax 2.0 and the Vapormax Utility, it is new colors of the original that will keep customers coming back. If you are a member, head on over to the Nike+ app and grab your pair for 0 USD..Nike¡¯s newest Air Max innovation ¨C the Air Max 270 ¨C is set to make its world debut soon, with multiple colorways equipped with engineered mesh uppers are scheduled for February 1st releases. Now, the Swoosh has plans to add its cutting edge Flyknit material to its new lifestyle-geared design that features the first every Max Air unit that is built with all-day utility in mind. This particular Dylan Raasch designed model sports a tri-colored design that is highlighted by a mix of blue an orange that add color to the otherwise grey aspects of the silhouette. No official release information has been made available for the Flyknit-infused 270, but an Air Max Day release is likely, as well as a higher price point..PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas ¨C Lexi Thompson has a new putter in the bag at this week¡¯s season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas Classic. It¡¯s called the Happy Putter, and it¡¯s unique in that the alignment aids are interchangeable. Stacy Lewis used one in 2016. ¡°I just needed a little alignment change,¡± said Thompson, who said the shape of the new putter is similar to the Bettinardi model she had so much success with. There¡¯s merit to a fresh look, Lewis noted, something different that causes the eyes to focus more. As the last American player to be ranked No. 1 and win LPGA Player of the Year, Lewis¡¯ opinions regarding her peers hold clout. She looks at the logjam of players who are vying for the top spot.Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won¡¯t be shifting gears with his race-day strategy, following his sudden split from Danica Patrick. The 30-year-old driver, who split with Patrick, 35, last fall after five years of dating, revealed Tuesday his on-track philosophy remains the same, even with his ex in another lane. ¡°I don¡¯t think I¡¯ll race any different,¡± Stenhouse said during the NASCAR Media Tour, via For The Win. ¡°I try to respect everybody around me, especially at those speedway races. You don¡¯t really want to put anybody in a bad spot because you put the whole field in a bad spot.¡± With Patrick expected to wrap up her storied career this year, following appearances in February¡¯s Daytona 500 and the Indy.Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on Twitter It is a whole new world for the New York Giants. Out with the old and in with the new. Out under head coach Pat Shurmur? Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and special teams coach Tom Quinn. In? Former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher and likely Carolina Panthers special teams coach Thomas McGaughey. Bettcher is 39 years old with a recent track record of success. McGaughey is 44 with much of the same. They both show promise for a bright future. At 52 years old, Shurmur would be the old man of the bunch. The time for an overhaul with the Giants is apparently now. Maybe co-owner John Mara wasn't kidding when he promised.New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is not one to mince words and he isn¡¯t afraid of laying things on the line if he deems it necessary. And on Wednesday from the Senior Bowl, he did exactly that. In addition to confirming that Eli Manning will return to the Giants and resume his role as the starting quarterback, Gettleman also dispelled rumors that New England Patriots coordinators Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels were preferred head coaching candidates to Pat Shurmur. Gettleman also seemed to choose his words very carefully, and in throwing his support behind Shurmur, he appeared to take a subtle shot at departed head coach Ben McAdoo. ¡°I really believe the head coach job for the.The Giants are bringing back a pitcher who threw a no-hitter for them before his career fizzled, and he wound up with an American League West team. And it¡¯s not Tim Lincecum. Chris Heston, who provided the Giants with solid results from the back end of their rotation in 2015, signed a minor-league contract with San Francisco, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. The 29-year-old right-hander was a revelation for San Francisco while going 12-11 with a 3.95 ERA in 2015. Heston¡¯s career highlight came on June 9, 2015 when he no-hit the Mets in New York. He remains the last Giant to throw a no-hitter. After an injury plagued 2016, Heston was dealt to the Mariners for a minor leaguer. He pitched in two.Lionel Messi has been demonstrating his impeccable skills again, this time on Japanese television show on the popular TBS channel. The Barcelona star was tasked with striking 20 targets with a football in the space of 100 seconds. He took just 82 seconds, much to the delight of the presenters. Of course, this isn't the first time that Messi has blown minds on Japanese television, having set a new world record during a previous appearance in which he was tasked with controlling footballs being chucked at him from 59 feet in the air. Nice to see that Messi has a post-retirement career as a one-man travelling football roadshow lined up. Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the..New Orleans leads the NBA in "clutch" minutes, which are tallied when a game is within five points in the final five minutes. Of the Pelicans' 136 clutch minutes this season, 55 have come in the last nine games since Jan. 10.