US sports fans, welcome to your midweek round-up.
Here we attempt to deliver you all the latest news courtesy of a tidy round-up. Today we’ve got breaking headlines from both the NFL and the NBA, so there’s plenty to get stuck into.
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Carr's Raiders return
The Oakland Raiders are to be boosted by the return of quarterback Derek Carr for their next game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio confirmed in an interview yesterday that he believed Carr would be in good shape this week, with X-rays on a suspected broken thumb having come back negative.
That comes after Carr was withdrawn from the regular season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second quarter last week, with it initially expected that he would be out of action for the Ravens clash.
“I think he’ll be in good shape this week,” Del Rio said.
“He came in on Monday and had a football in his hand and held the football out and said ‘hey, I can throw it if you want.’ He just did some soft toss downstairs. So he was all excited because, of course, the exam came back real positive – nothing broken or anything in there.”
Next up, New York Giants star Rashad Jennings has issued a public apology to Eli Manning for revealing the details of the ‘don’t score’ drama that unfolded during the Giants’ meeting with the Dallas Cowboys at the weekend.
Manning told Jennings not to score late on in the game - he believed Dallas had no timeouts left - and the running back relayed that to the media, leading to Manning being given quite the dressing down.
Jennings has since admitted it was something he shouldn’t have done, issuing an apology by way of an editorial piece in the New York Post.
Nash joining the Warriors?
Across to the NBA and two-time MVP Steve Nash is in talks to join the Golden State Warriors.
Before fans get too ahead of themselves, it’s as a part-time player development consultant, with ESPN reporting that the two parties are in the final stages of agreeing a deal.
It has been said that his main role will be to work with the Golden State guards, with coach Steve Kerr having had a big hand in convincing the 41-year-old to get onboard.
Adidas and Harden
Lastly, Adidas have confirmed that James Harden will have to stop wearing Jordans soon, with the Houston Rockets guard having signed a $200million contract with the sports branding giants.
Apparently, Harden was seen wearing Jordans in California at the weekend. Though his deal with Adidas hasn’t actually kicked in yet, the president of Adidas North America told ESPN that not wearing sneakers like Jordans is ‘part of the deal’.