TORONTO (AP) Ryan Nelsen will replace Paul Mariner as coach of Toronto FC, according to the Canadian Press.
CP said the hiring will be announced at a news conference Tuesday.
Nelsen, a 35-year-old from New Zealand who captained his national team at the 2010 World Cup, has played in 19 games for Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League this season after spending the second half of last season at Tottenham.
``He has been fantastic,'' Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said. ``I took him to Tottenham last year from Blackburn. He's one of the best pros I've ever met in my life, a fantastic player, a great trainer, a leader. He is a massive part of your team (but) he wants to be a manager and it is a chance for him to manage a club.''
Nelsen, who played against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, spent 2001-04 with Major League Soccer's D.C. United. Kevin Payne left D.C. United in November to become Toronto's president and general manager.
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo's headbutt of Wizards forward Moe Wagner led to an ejection, but also an explosion of reactions on Twitter.
Among the voices on social media was Wizards star guard Bradley Beal, who is not with the team in Orlando as he recovers from an injury.
Beal initially reacted to the moment with some choice words, saying that the move by Antetokounmpo was unacceptable. He, however, used an acronym that features words that cannot be written in this story.
Then, Beal elaborated on his feeling with some emojis that can be decoded to "angry."
Clearly, the guard was not pleased with what transpired, which is understandable. Not only did Beal watch his teammate be on the receiving end of the headbutt, but the action by Antetokounmpo is something that put both of them in danger, as any trauma to the head can be dangerous.
Beal may not be in Orlando to share with Antetokounmpo how he feels up close and personal, but NBA players have shown time and time again that they have no problem trading blows through Twitter. That means this may not be the last statement on the altercation in the bubble.
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With MLB’s new extra inning rule of a runner starting the inning on second base, Orioles centerfielder Austin Hays took advantage against the Phillies Tuesday night.
Hays got a hold of one in the 10th inning and hit a ball to centerfield, but with the defense playing aggressive due to the runner on second base, Philadelphia centerfielder Roman Quinn’s dive wasn’t enough to make a spectacular catch and prevent a run.
Instead, the Orioles got two.
With the ball at the warning track, Hays took all four bases to give the Orioles a two-run lead over the Phillies.
It was the first inside-the-park home run for the Orioles since September 2011, when Robert Andino took all four bases against the Red Sox.
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