Las Vegas Lights FC Marcelo Gerardo Lugo (23) takes the field for the exhibition match against the Montreal Impact at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_Verduzco Las Vegas Lights FC Marcelo Gerardo Lugo (23) attempts a kick to the goal against Montreal Impact during an exhibition match at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_Verduzco The Lights FC began trimming its roster ahead of its final preseason game, with one of its starters leaving the team. Forward/attacking midfielder Gerardo Lugo, who started the Lights’ first two exhibitions, is one of seven players no longer on the team’s preseason roster as of Thursday’s practice. Lugo, 33, has played four games with the Mexican national team and was with Liga MX’s Queretaro FC last season. His spot in the starting lineup is likely to be filled by striker Juan Jose Calderon, who relieved … [Read more...] about Lights FC trim roster before final preseason game
By Connor Letourneau Published 10:28 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 The Warriors are in discussions with the Kings to schedule a preseason game next season in Seattle, The Chronicle has confirmed with a team source. The Sacramento Bee was the first to report the teams’ intention to play in Seattle on Oct. 6. Per the team source, the game has yet to be finalized. If it comes to fruition, the exhibition would be the first NBA matchup in Seattle’s KeyArena since the Seattle SuperSonics left for Oklahoma City after the 2007-08 season, becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game would be a bit of a reunion for Golden State forward Kevin Durant, who played his rookie season with the Sonics before the team moved to Oklahoma City. Had a group led by Steve Ballmer and Chris Hansen bought the Kings from the Maloofs in 2013, the franchise likely would have moved from Sacramento to Seattle. Now, a decade after last hosting an NBA game, Seattle is considered a favorite … [Read more...] about Preseason game with Kings in Seattle?
By Logan Murdock | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 21, 2018 at 8:51 pm | UPDATED: February 22, 2018 at 3:47 am Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND – Former Seattle Supersonics forward Kevin Durant expressed excitement amid reports his current team, the Golden State Warriors are in discussions to play a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings in Seattle Oct. 6. “That would be amazing, Durant said following practice Wednesday evening. “Hopefully that goes through.” Durant, who was drafted second overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Supersonics, played one season in the Seattle, before the franchise, led by owner Clay Bennett, moved to Oklahoma City shortly after Durant won the 2008 Rookie of the Year. Though Durant would become a perennial All-Star as a member of the Thunder, reaching the NBA Finals in 2012, and winning … [Read more...] about Kevin Durant on potential preseason game in Seattle: “That would be amazing”
By Curtis Pashelka | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 21, 2018 at 6:35 pm | UPDATED: February 21, 2018 at 6:42 pm Kevin Durant might be returning to Seattle for one preseason game this fall. The Sacramento Bee, citing sources, reported Wednesday afternoon that the Warriors and the Sacramento Kings will play a preseason game in Seattle at Key Arena on Oct. 6. The Warriors have discussed such a possibility, but nothing has been finalized. Seattle has not had an NBA team since the SuperSonics left after the 2007-08 season, Durant’s first year as a professional. The franchise moved to Oklahoma City for the following season, and Durant spent the next eight years with the Thunder before he signed with the Warriors prior to the 2016-17 season. There’s some history between the city of Seattle and the Kings’ franchise, as well. In Jan. 2013, then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and hedge fund magnate Chris Hansen reached an agreement to … [Read more...] about Might Kevin Durant be returning to Seattle for a preseason game?
By Connor Letourneau Updated 8:46 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Photo: Kevin P. Casey, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Seattle SuperSonics' Kevin Durant after making a shot at the buzzer in the first quarter against Cleveland Cavaliers' in NBA action in Seattle on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey) Seattle SuperSonics' Kevin Durant after making a shot at the buzzer in the first quarter against Cleveland Cavaliers' in NBA action in Seattle on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey) Photo: Kevin P. Casey, AP Warriors in discussions to play Kings in preseason game in Seattle 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The Warriors are in discussions with the Kings to schedule a preseason game next season in Seattle, The Chronicle has confirmed with a team source. The Sacramento Bee was the first … [Read more...] about Warriors in discussions to play Kings in preseason game in Seattle