NBA upgrades call against Bucks' Greg Monroe to flagrant 1

MILWAUKEE — It won’t help? Derrick Rose?heal, but the Cleveland Cavaliers?guard got his wish Saturday when the NBA upgraded the call against Milwaukee Bucks?center Greg Monroe?to a flagrant foul 1. Rose suffered a sprained left ankle after Monroe hit him during the Cavaliers’ 116-97 win over Milwaukee on Friday. The Cavs ruled Rose out for the end of their back-to-back Saturday at home against the Orlando Magic. The former MVP attempted a reverse layup early in the fourth quarter that Monroe contested, catching Rose around the neck and head with his left arm while the Cavs guard was airborne. When Rose went to the ground, his left ankle turned inward, causing the sprain. The three-man officiating crew of Marc Davis, Josh Tiven and Gediminas Petraitis reviewed the play on the replay monitor and upheld the original designation of a common foul. The referees explained to the Cavs’ coaching staff that…

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Joe Girardi mum on future as Yankees manager, says there are 'no guarantees'

HOUSTON — Joe Girardi said he loves managing the New York Yankees, but he is uncertain if he will back in 2018. “There’s no guarantees for me,” Girardi said after his team lost Game 7 of the ALCS 4-0 to the Houston Astros. Girardi’s four-year, $16 million contract is up at the end of this season. Girardi has not definitively said that he wants to return, nor have the Yankees said they want him back. When Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was asked what type of job he thought Girardi did this season, Cashman did not directly answer the question. “I thought everybody did everything they possibly could to get where we wanted to go — to be the last team standing,” Cashman said. “It is what it is.” Cashman’s contract is also up at the conclusion of this season. However, with the Yankees’ ALCS appearance and a stacked minor league system, there hasn’t been much of a question of whether he will return. When asked directly if he…

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