Oubre makes de­but in sum­mer league loss

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS - — From news ser­vices and staff re­ports

It’s al­most im­pos­si­ble to miss this about Washington Wizards top draft pick Kelly Oubre Jr.: He oozes con­fi­dence. Oubre, 19, usu­ally ap­plies it on the bas­ket­ball court, but it was a bit de­layed in his pro­fes­sional de­but Satur­day af­ter­noon in a sum­mer league game in Las Ve­gas. Start­ing at shoot­ing guard at Thomas & Mack Cen­ter, Oubre missed six of his first seven field goal at­tempts, had a cou­ple shots blocked and bricked his first two free throws. Jit­ters, he said af­ter the Wizards’ 86-77 loss to the Phoenix Suns, were an ob­sta­cle.

The end re­sult was en­cour­ag­ing: a team-high 20 points on 8-for-20 shoot­ing to go with a game-high 10 re­bounds in 27 min­utes.

“Started off a lit­tle slow. They took ad­van­tage of that be­cause they had a group of guys that con­trolled the ball,” Oubre said.

— Jorge Castillo

Joel Em­biid may not make his NBA de­but un­til 2016, if at all.

Em­biid and the Philadelphia 76ers have de­ter­mined the cen­ter will have a sec­ond surgery on his right foot, a per­son fa­mil­iar with the de­ci­sion told the As­so­ci­ated Press on Satur­day.

The Philadelphia In­quirer was first to re­port Em­biid will have another op­er­a­tion.

The 7-footer from Kansas was the third over­all pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He missed his rookie sea­son af­ter hav­ing surgery to re­pair a stress frac­ture in his foot in June 2014.

The team an­nounced last month that he suf­fered a set­back in his re­cov­ery. Em­biid is likely to sit out another sea­son, and it’s pos­si­ble the in­jury could be ca­reer-threat­en­ing. . . . Mav­er­icks owner Mark

Cuban ap­par­ently isn’t ac­cept­ing DeAn­dre Jor­dan’s apol­ogy for reneg­ing on a deal to sign with Dal­las in free agency.

Cuban, re­spond­ing a day af­ter Jor­dan’s Twit­ter apol­ogy, wrote on his Cy­ber Dust mes­sag­ing app, “When’s an apol­ogy not an apol­ogy? When you didn’t write it your­self. Next.”

The out­spo­ken bil­lion­aire owner has said Jor­dan never re­sponded to his mes­sages Wed­nes­day, a day be­fore con­tracts could be signed. Cuban was aware of re­ports Jor­dan was hav­ing sec­ond thoughts about leav­ing the Los An­ge­les Clip­pers, who re-signed the 6-foot-11 cen­ter.

Jor­dan fi­nally broke his si­lence Fri­day, apol­o­giz­ing for a “change of heart” and call­ing Cuban “one of the best own­ers in the world.”


Goal­keeper Iker Casil­las is leav­ing Real Madrid to join Por­tuguese club FC Porto af­ter 16 sea­sons in which he helped the Span­ish pow­er­house win a slew of ti­tles that in­cluded three Cham­pi­ons League crowns and five Span­ish league tro­phies.

Casil­las joined Madrid’s youth academy at the age of 9 and made his de­but for its first team in 1999. He be­came a longserv­ing cap­tain who was regularly hailed by fans as “Saint Iker” be­cause his dar­ing saves seemed to them al­most mirac­u­lous. . . . Ger­many cap­tain Bas­tian

Sch­we­in­steiger is leav­ing Bay­ern Mu­nich to join Manch­ester United, end­ing his 17-year as­so­ci­a­tion with the Bun­desliga giants.

United an­nounced the club had reached an agree­ment with Bay­ern to sign the 30-year-old midfielder, sub­ject to a med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion and per­sonal terms be­ing agreed.

Sch­we­in­steiger will be re­united with for­mer Bay­ern coach Louis van Gaal, who is pre­par­ing for his sec­ond sea­son in charge of United. . . .

Rodolph Austin scored two min­utes into stop­page time to lift Ja­maica over Canada, 1-0, in a CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage match in Hous­ton.

Ja­maica is 1-0-1 in group play; Canada dropped to 0-1-1.

The se­quence that led to the win­ning goal be­gan when Ja­maica played the ball out to the right wing, and Adrian

Mari­appa then sent it into the cen­ter of the box.

Austin shook off his de­fender and headed it clean past goal­keeper Kyr­i­akos Stam­atopou­los. ...

Bradley Wright-Phillips had two goals and an as­sist in the first 12 min­utes to lead the New York Red Bulls past the slid­ing New Eng­land Revo­lu­tion, 4-1, in an MLS match in Har­ri­son, N. J.

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