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Prince, Daye, Davis make debuts for Grizzlies

Prince, Daye, Davis make debuts for Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and Ed Davis, all obtained by the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team deal earlier this week, were expected to be in uniform for Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards.

Prince and Daye, who came from the Detroit Pistons, and Davis, who was part of the trade that sent Grizzlies leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors, were cleared to play earlier Friday.

Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said none of the three would move into the starting lineup, leaving Jerryd Bayless, who replaced Gay in Thursday night's loss to Oklahoma City, in the starting role. But Hollins said he expects the players to take on roles immediately.

``Since we don't score a lot of points, they will be able to mesh really well,'' Hollins said with a laugh.

All three of the new players were available to the media before the game. Prince, who had played in Detroit since being drafted in the first round in 2002, is expected to eventually replace Gay in the Grizzlies' lineup.

``I thought I would be there longer than this,'' Prince said. ``I thought they felt comfortable with what I was doing there as far as trying to put the team in the right direction, so I was pretty shocked at what happened.''

He later added: ``Just a lot of mixed emotions at the time, but it's a change now, and it's time to start the new chapter.''

Prince also insisted he is not coming to Memphis to replace Gay because they provide different skills on the court. He expects to just play his style and provide leadership.

``Hopefully, me, Ed and Austin can just bring what we do best and help the team out that way,'' he said, ``as opposed to trying to find one of these guys to replace what Rudy did because it's not going to happen.''

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There are a ton of creative Redskins jersey mock-ups on Twitter, so let's rank them

There are a ton of creative Redskins jersey mock-ups on Twitter, so let's rank them

It's a Saturday in early June and live major sports haven't happened in like nine years. That means it's the perfect time to rank Redskins jerseys.

There's a twist to this set of rankings, though — the threads you're about to see don't even exist. Trippy, right?

While Ron Rivera is changing just about everything about his new franchise, it sure seems like Washington's uniforms aren't getting any sort of update. But that hasn't stopped tons of Twitter users from coming up with some very interesting mock-ups.

So, here's a list of some of the more notable ones that are out there, starting with the worst and working up to the sweetest.

What, you have something better to do this weekend than check out hypothetical unis? Course you don't. Get to scrolling...

6) Here, the Burgundy and Gold becomes the Gold and Gray/Grey (why does such a boring color have multiple spellings?):

No thanks. Analysis over. Moving on.

5) OK, so the look above is really the only heinous one. The rest, starting with this white-on-white proposal, are all varying levels of fresh:

The white facemask in this mock-up is a subtle yet excellent idea, because white facemasks always work. The simple number with no trim is nice, too.

The problem here, though, is that Dwayne Haskins appears like he's taking snaps for USC and not the Redskins. This is a solid concept, yet one that still needs some adjustments to make it top-notch.

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4) The selling point for No. 4 is that it brings back the beloved spear, then puts the beloved spear on a matte helmet:

The rest is fine, but the helmet on its own is a 24/10. 

3) This ensemble delivers, as it gives off some serious Capitals-at-the-2015-Winter-Classic vibes:

Some fans seemed to get upset over the inclusion of some Cowboys-like stars (nothing like getting mad over something that isn't real!), but overall, this is sharp, even though it's not that complex. 

2) Bruce Allen was never pro-Color Rush (or pro-winning games), so the Redskins never got close to wearing gold jerseys. If they ever did in the future, however, hopefully they'd be as gorgeous as these:

The DC flag on the shoulders is dope and, yep, so is the white facemask. Unfortunately, this creation just barely lost out to the winner of this theoretical list.   

1) Here's a uniform that would feel totally new and throwback at the same time:

That helmet? Beautiful. The grey facemask? Nailed it. The gold on the shoulders? Uh-huh. The white numbers with no outline? Yes please.

In all, this is a perfect design, and one that would make every contest more pleasurable to watch. Even the ones that end with mostly visiting fans having a party at FedEx Field. 

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Mystics release statement on George Floyd protests: 'It's time to listen'

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Mystics release statement on George Floyd protests: 'It's time to listen'

Amid the protests of racial injustice that have gripped the U.S. following the death of George Floyd while in police custody, the Washington Mystics released a statement Saturday written by their players and coaches.

“It’s time to listen,” the team wrote. “It’s time to hear the cries of our black communities. It’s time to become cognizant of the harsh reality of racism in our country. No longer can we hide this truth from ourselves. We must get out of our comfort zones and stand for what’s right.”

Last weekend, Mystics guard Natasha Cloud wrote an essay for The Players Tribune titled, “Your Silence is a Knee on My Neck.” Cloud called for her fellow athletes and those with powerful platforms to stand up for issues of race and not stay quiet.

This past week saw a slew of athletes stand up and make statements on social media in response to the nationwide protests, including D.C. stars Bradley Beal and Sean Doolittle.

Cloud plans to sit down with author Angie Thomas on Sunday in an Instagram Live session on the WNBA’s account for “an honest discussion on racial inequalities and how athletes can bring about change.”

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