Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers due to personal reasons

Above, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Derrick Rose drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker during their NBA previous match. (AP)
Updated 25 November 2017
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Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers due to personal reasons

LOS ANGELES: Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is on leave and in the process of assessing his future with the NBA team, US media reported Friday.
Rose has missed the past seven games due to a sprained left ankle, the latest in a long list of ailments he has suffered during his all-star career.
American sports broadcaster ESPN quoted a team source as saying that Rose is “tired of being hurt and it’s taking a toll on him mentally.”
Rose was the 2011 league MVP as a member of the Chicago Bulls before multiple knee injuries interrupted his career.
The 29-year-old Rose is in his first season with Cleveland. The Cavaliers said Rose’s current absence is excused.
“Take as long as he wants to take, and we wish him well and we want him back,” coach Tyronn Lue said.
Rose originally suffered the ankle injury on October 20. He returned to play in five games but suffered a setback on November 7 and has not played since.
Rose, a three-time all-star, is averaging 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.7 turnovers in seven games this season.


LIVE: Brazil v. Argentina in Saudi Arabia

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LIVE: Brazil v. Argentina in Saudi Arabia

67 MINUTES: The attendance tonight looks very healthy, and some of the fans have even been letting off flares. Gives the stadium a bit of a South American feel, which will please the Brazilian and Argentine players.

The attendance tonight looks very healthy, and some of the fans have even been letting off flares. Gives the stadium a bit of a South American feel, which will please the Brazilian and Argentine players. (Reuters)

65 MINUTES: We've had a few substitutions here in Jeddah, with Dybala going off and Lautaro Martinez coming on for Argentina, with Richarlison replacing Gabriel Jesus for Brazil. Meanwhile, Neymar gets a yellow card - it matches his ridiculous haircut.

50 MINUTES: We're back out for the second half and we've got a stoppage in play here for a Danilo Silva injury, but Argentina have come out much better in this second half creating two decent chances and forcing a corner. Much better from the Argentines.

HALFTIME: BRAZIL 0 - ARGENTINA 0 - Brazil have forced more of the game, but both teams have been cagey in this first half. Let's hope they step it up in the second half to give the big crowd in attendance something to cheer about.

Neymar warming up in Jeddah before the Brazil v. Argentina clash. (AFP)

43 MINUTES: Brazil win a free kick in a very promising situation, and it looks perfect for a Neymar special. But the oddly-coiffeured Brazilian steps up and sends the free kick straight into the wall. A wasted opportunity.

35 MINUTES: A lull in the action, but the fans are making themselves heard, and the ground appears to be fully behind the Samba boys.

The fans are making themselves heard, and the ground appears to be fully behind the Samba boys. (Reuters)

31 MINUTES: CLOSE - Argentina's Paulo Dybala hits the ball in from a mid-range free kick, but the effort goes just wide of the right post.

29 MINUTES: HOW HAS HE NOT SCORED? Miranda gathers a nice lofted pass deep inside the Argentina box and attempts to put the ball low into the middle of the goal, but somehow his shot is kept out by a host of defending players.

20 MINUTES: There's a glimpse of the rivalry between these two nations, Brazil's Danilo commits a rough challenge and it's a free kick to Argentina. No love lost here.

15 MINUTES: Brazil are having the better of this game, with nearly two-thirds of possession and are looking the more dangerous here in Jeddah.

Saudi Arabia is playing host to two giants of football, Argentina and Brazil on Tuesday evening. (Reuters)

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is playing host to two giants of football, Argentina and Brazil on Tuesday evening. 

Argentina thumped a hapless Iraq 4-0 with a dominant display as Lautaro Martinez on Friday, Roberto Pereyra, German Pezzella and Franco Cervi all beat Iraqi goalkeeper Jalal Hassan to ensure a resounding victory. While Brazil had a comfortable 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia last week.