FC Kansas City wins NWSL championship, 1-0 over Seattle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Amy Rodriguez scored off a header in the 78th minute and FC Kansas City sent midfielder Lauren Holiday into retirement with a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Reign for the National Women's Soccer League championship game Thursday night. Rodriguez scored off a cross from Heather O'Reilly. Just moments later there was a scary moment when Holiday went down and a stretcher...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lauren Holiday's goodbye will be the NWSL championship

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The National Women's Soccer League championship game symbolizes both an end and a beginning for Lauren Holiday. The 28-year-old midfielder for FC Kansas City is retiring from soccer following the title game Thursday night against the Seattle Reign. Holiday announced plans to step away from the game in July, shortly after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup with...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three questions the Pelicans face heading into training camp

With training camp about to tip off, here’s what to watch for as your favorite team prepares for the 2015-16 season. Some of these questions will be answered quickly; others could linger into the regular season. Either way, here are three things that will define the first month of this new season: Can this team finally stay healthy? This question could be asked of any of the league...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday on a minutes restriction to start the preseason

For the Pelicans to reach their full potential and take a leap in the standings this season, they'll need Jrue Holiday to be as healthy as possible.The starting point guard in New orleans has missed 90 games due to injury over the past two seasons, and because of that, he'll be on a minutes restriction to start the preseason, and won't be forced to play in back-to-backs.(h/t: NBA.com/pelicans)
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans won't ask Jrue Holiday to play heavy minutes

Jrue Holiday has been the starting point guard for the Pelicans when healthy, but that hasn't been the case for the majority of the past two seasons.Holiday has missed 90 games in total over that span, but should be ready to go once training camp opens next week. Still, the team is understandably taking the cautious approach.Holiday averaged 32.6 minutes per contest in 40 appearances...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Justin Holiday ready for a bigger role?

Atlanta Hawks wing Justin Holiday is far from a household name. The 26-year-old served a key role in spot minutes off the bench for 2014-15 champion Golden State Warriors, but that's about as far as his NBA limelight goes (other than being the brother of New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday).Yet the Hawks see bigger things for Holiday. They believe he has the potential to...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(April 22, 2015 – Source: Stacy Revere/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… In the New Orleans Pelicans article I did for the recently published starting five series I played Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans across the top three positions. Although this is a very good three man unit to have, it highlights the lack of depth the Pelicans...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday agrees with Pelicans on taking cautious approach

Jrue Holiday has missed 90 games over the last two seasons due to injury, so it's not surprising that the Pelicans are taking a cautious approach in working him back into the lineup.Thankfully for all involved, it appears as though Holiday himself is on board with the team's plans.John Reid of NOLA.com:Holiday averaged 14.8 points and 6.9 assists in 40 regular season appearances...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 Most One-sided NBA Trades of the Last 10 Years: An Introduction

Not every trade has one winner and one loser, but boy oh boy some of them sure do. Throughout the month we'll count down the ten most one-sided NBA trades of the last ten years. The rankings are totally subjective, but this much is for sure: with each of these deals, one team really screwed themselves over, while the other gave themselves a boost towards glory. Of course the first...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday should be ready for training camp, but with restrictions

Jrue Holiday is the Pelicans' starting point guard when healthy, but he's been injured more often than not in his two seasons in New Orleans.Holiday has missed 90 games in total due to injury over the past two years, and underwent surgery in May to remove a screw from his lower right leg.The good news is that Holiday is expected to be cleared for training camp, but given his history...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the New Orleans Pelicans backcourt

Last week I took a look at the Pelicans’ big men and how they fit in New Orleans. I’ll now shift my focus to the backcourt and attempt to make sense of the guards that will be tasked with feeding their budding superstar, Anthony Davis. Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, and Tyreke Evans will presumably round out the starting lineup alongside Davis and center Omer Asik. As the small...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(April 22, 2015 – Source: Stacy Revere/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The New Orleans Pelicans face a new season with a new head coach in Alvin Gentry, and possibly a new emphasis on offense. Below I have selected a starting five that I feel will fit best into this system. Note: I did want to play Anthony Davis at all five positions but...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks agree to deal with wing Justin Holiday

For the second straight season, the Atlanta Hawks have looked to the Golden State Warriors bench for help. The Hawks reportedly agreed to a deal with Warriors reserve guard Justin Holiday on Wednesday, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal can not be finalized until the league lifts its free-agent moratorium on Thursday. The specifics of the deal have not been released, as the team...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Holiday retires from USWNT after Women's World Cup heroics

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- United States women's national team veteran Lauren Holiday is celebrating her Women's World Cup triumph in the best possible way: She's going out on top. Holiday, 27, will retire from the U.S. women's national team after 10 years on the job. The former UCLA Bruin and reigning U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year confirmed to Sports Illustrated's Grant...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday supports wife Lauren with unique USWNT jersey: 'Mr. Holiday' (PHOTO)

He and his team have had a spectacular offseason so far. But the hiring of head coach Alvin Gentry and the max contract extension for Anthony Davis likely took a little bit of a backseat for New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday in the past few weeks. Lauren Holiday is a member of the United States Women's National Team that just won the Women's World Cup in a 5-2 final over Japan...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Sixers forced to pay $3 mill for not disclosing Holiday injury?

When the Philadelphia 76ers traded Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans on draft day two years ago, a lot of people were caught by surprise. In addition to sending the sixth pick in that year’s draft, Nerlens Noel, the Pelicans yielded a first-round pick in the 2014 draft. Two years later, and it appears the Pelicans are receiving another piece in the trade. According to Keith...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers Ordered To Send $3M To Pelicans For Not Disclosing Holiday's Injuries

The Philadelphia 76ers were ordered to send the New Orleans Pelicans $3 million in compensation for not fully disclosing the injury history of Jrue Holiday, according to sources. The 76ers traded Holiday on draft night of 2013 to the Pelicans for Nerlens Noel. The sources said Holiday played with stress fractures in his lower right leg during his final season with the Sixers. However...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Other Leg Drops On Sam Hinkie

Once On, Never Off?Something that started to make Sixers observers wonder, and part of my significant amount of despair regarding the less than thrilling Sixers draft, was the inability to package second round assets to trade up into the first round for, well, a guard. Any guard, really. Sixers GM Sam Hinkie has been good at finding some in the flotsam of NBA fringe talent, but you...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Holiday gets a little Women's World Cup support from husband Jrue Holiday

If you didn't already know, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday isn't the only professional athlete in his household. His significant other, Lauren Holiday, is a member of the USWNT, and she's representing her country in the Women's World Cup as you read this.With his season over and Lauren on the biggest stage, Jrue is taking up the banner as her biggest fan as the USWNT...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

With Jrue Holiday's recent health woes, is Tyreke Evans the Pelicans' point guard answer?

There's a fairly vocal contingent of the basketball watching online community that derides New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans. While there's no arguing with Evans' knack for getting to the rim, and his handles are above reproach, the knock has always been that his scoring talent precludes him from getting others involved.Anyone staunchly adhering to that opinion after 2014-15...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Jrue Holiday has screw removed from right leg

  Jrue Holiday has had surgery to remove a screw from his lower right leg, which has hampered the New Orleans Pelicans guard for much of the past two seasons. The Pelicans say a procedure performed Wednesday was deemed successful after a screw was removed from a rod previously placed along Holiday's shin to help him heal from a stress fracture that first sidelined him two seasons...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday, Quincy Pondexter Undergo Surgeries

Jrue Holiday underwent successful surgery to remove a screw from a previously placed rod in his lower right leg, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Wednesday. Quincy Pondexter also underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday. A timetable for both players' return to basketball activities will be determined at a later date.
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Holiday has screw removed from right leg

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Jrue Holiday has had surgery to remove a screw from his lower right leg, which has hampered the New Orleans Pelicans guard for much of the past two seasons. The Pelicans say a procedure performed Wednesday was deemed successful after a screw was removed from a rod previously placed along Holiday's shin to help him heal from a stress fracture that first sidelined...
Via AP on Fox
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Monty Williams is concerned about Jrue Holiday's health

Now that the Pelicans' playoff run is officially over, the team is officially embroiled in several intriguing story lines as they gear up for the draft, free agency and a critical offseason.One of them surrounds the health of point guard Jrue Holiday, who was a shell of his former self in the first round, thanks to a second serious leg injury in as many seasons. Here's what Pelicans...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Holiday considering surgery on lower right leg

Thanks to a serious leg injury that limited him to just 40 games during the regular season, Jrue Holiday wasn't as effective in the first round as New Orleans originally envisioned he'd be after trading a lottery pick for his service two years ago. In order to prevent another injury from hampering him in the future, the Pelicans point guard says he plans on having a screw removed...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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