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Jama Mahlalela Named Head Coach of Raptors 905

June 19, 2018 - The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday that Jama Mahlalela (Jah-MAH MAH-la-lay-lah) has been named head coach of their NBA G League affiliate, Raptors 905. Mahlalela becomes the third head coach in team history and joins the club following five seasons as an assistant coach at the NBA level. "We are very excited to add Jama as our new head coach," said Raptors 905 General Manager, Dan Tolzman. "After proving himself as an assistant on the Raptors staff, having an opportunity to run his own team is a major step in his devel... Full Story

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Edge Release 2018-19 Protected Player List

June 18, 2018 - St. John's, NL - The St. John's Edge of the National Basketball League of Canada are pleased to announce that Alex Johnson, Charles Hinkle, Coron Williams, Desmond Lee, Grandy Glaze, Jarryn Skeete and Ryan Reid have been protected by the Edge for the 2018-19 season. The National Basketball League of Canada's protected list allows teams to retain the rights of players who've participated in the 2017-18 NBL Canada season and retains the rights to those players throughout the 2018-19 season. After August 15, 2018, a compe... Full Story

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OSC Original by Dan Krieger
June 18, 2018 - BASEBALL New York-Penn League: The short-season Class-A NYPL started its 2018 season this week with the same 14 teams as last season aligned into a four-team McNamara Division, a six-team Pinckney Division and a four-team Stedler Division. The league's Staten Island Yankees will play a game later this month as the Staten Island Pizza Rats. This was the nickname selected out of five proposed names as part of a contest back in 2016 when the team was considering a name change. Pacific Coast League: The Las Vegas ... Full Story

Elena Delle Donne Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

June 18, 2018 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played against the Connecticut Sun and Los Angeles Sparks. This is the 13th player of the week honor of Delle Donne's career. In Washington's 95-91 win over the Sun, Delle Donne scored a season-high 36 points, shooting 13-for-22 from the field and grabbing six rebounds. Against the Los Angeles Sparks, she scored 18 points and had seven rebounds to go along with four steals. Delle Donne averaged 27 p... Full Story

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