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    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Yogi Berra Jersey . -- Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo admitted he could have handled the situation better in the wake of his one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.Rondo, who was punished after a verbal altercation with assistant coach Jim Boylen during Saturdays loss to the Dallas Mavericks, spoke for the first time since missing Mondays loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.Me, as a player, as a point guard, I could have handled the situation better, Rondo said. But when I feel a certain way, Im going to speak on it. My whole thing is always for the betterment of the team. So if it comes off the wrong way or things of that nature, Im trying to work on that; but for the most part, Im not a selfish individual. I try to do whats best for the team. I try to watch film with my other teammates, as well. So its just part of the game, part of who I am.Rondo, like Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg and general manager Gar Forman, declined to go into detail about the incident.Some things happened, Rondo said. Its part of it. Well try to move forward as a team. Me personally, I addressed the team, I addressed the coaching staff. And just try to move forward.Rondo did not confirm reports that he threw a towel in Boylens face during the argument but did acknowledge that the pair had talked since Saturday.You got to look at the film, Rondo said. I dont know. You got to look at the film.Rondo said he feels his teammates and coaches were receptive to his apology and believes everybody is pulling in the same direction.Without a doubt, yeah, Rondo said. I have a good relationship with my team. Thats what I take pride in, being a great teammate ... I think were still on the same page. When you lose, things blow up a little bit out of proportion. When you win, it covers everything up, so we got to get back to winning, winning basketball.I think were playing the right way; its just we have to find ways to get consecutive stops. We cant dig a hole on the road early. We have to get back in transition, we have to communicate, we have to talk better. And take better shots, being able to have the floor balance and get back in transition.Bulls teammates and coaches have repeatedly praised Rondo since he signed with the Bulls over the summer, and they were happy to have him back on the floor during Tuesdays loss to the?Pistons?in Detroit.It was good, Bulls guard Dwyane Wade said of having Rondo back. Thats our starting point guard. We need veteran guys on this team. We need our bodies. Hes our leader today, so when we got down early, he was the one who kept talking to us defensively. Hes so smart out there on the floor, takes certain things away, get out in open transition. The reason we got back in the game, he did a good job of leading us in those moments.Rondo, who has now been suspended seven times since 2012 for a variety of reasons, didnt seem too concerned about how his latest setback would affect his image.People want to write what they write, Rondo said. Im OK with where I am in my life and what I bring to this team.Rondo seemed reflective at times during his five-minute postgame news conference.Am I too smart for my own good? he said, while repeating a question. I dont think so. I always try to increase my intelligence. Im always trying to learn the game. I love to listen to peoples opinions. They might say 10 things, and nine might be bulls---, but the one thing I can learn from I always try to pick that up, put it into my game.Rondo has always been considered one of the most cerebral players in the league by his peers. He showed no trepidation in answering questions, even joking that reporters should have talked to him before Mondays game while he was working out in the Bulls practice facility.I dont really read the papers, Rondo said. I dont have Instagram or social media, so whatever you guys write, good luck with what youre writing. Im going to continue to work as hard as I can to be the best player for this team and try to lead the right way. Andy Pettitte Jersey . The move comes after the Canadiens were approached by the Buffalo Sabres for permission to speak to Dudley - a former Sabres player and head coach. "The Sabres called for permission and I appreciate that, Im flattered, Dudley told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. Didi Gregorius Jersey . Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. .Y. - Jerome Samson scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the St.EDMONTON -- The on-again-off-again deal to build a new rink for the Edmonton Oilers is on -- again. City councillors and the Edmonton Oilers agreed Wednesday to split the cost of the final $30 million needed to green light the wavy-shaped steel-and-glass structure in the citys downtown in time for the 2016-17 NHL season. "This has been a long and difficult process," Mayor Stephen Mandel told councillors. "We need to make sure that we build a city that attracts and retains the younger generation." Construction is to start next spring and the city plans to pay off some of its debt through increased tax revenues from shops and businesses expected to spring up around the arena. The total cost, including the rink and surrounding infrastructure, comes in at $604.5 million. Under the arrangement, the Oilers are to pay $161.5 million, the city $279 million and another $125 million is to come from a ticket tax. Last week, Mandel and political leaders from surrounding regions voted to seek another $25 million from the province under a regional grant program. The city says it will seek an additional $14 million in grants for a community rink attached to the project. "The result today is a landmark agreement that enables our city to move forward in an enormously positive way," said Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz, who was not at Wednesdays council meeting, but spoke with reporters via speaker phone. The decision saves a resurrected deal agreed to by council and Katz in January, but which had slipped into limbo after Premier Alison Redfords government refused to provide $100 million. Redford and her predecessor Ed Stelmach never promised any direct funding, but city council struck the deal in January anyway, hoping the money would come through somehow. When it didnt, councillors scrambled to find alternative sources for the cash. Last month, they voted to use $45 million in provincial infrastructure grant money. On Wednesday they changed that plan. They now expect that money to accrue from increased tax revenues around the arena. Political leaders from the capital region narrowly voted last week to back an application for the $25-million provincial grant. That left $30 million. Half of the remainder is to come from Katz and the city expects the other half to be recouped from increased tax revenues arising from the development. The deal has divided Edmontonians into those who want public dollars to go to the arenaa, those who dont and those who are OK with public money, but say the deal is far too lopsided in Katzs favour. Luis Severino Jersey. Last week, Mandel got into an argument with hecklers in council chambers, who demanded he put the arena on a plebiscite. The city is to build and own the arena and pay for all major repairs and renovations. The Oilers, in turn, are to pay $6 million a year in lease payments and pay for day-to-day arena upkeep. Katz is to keep all the profits from tickets, concessions and parking for all events -- Oilers-related or otherwise. Katz also is to receive $2 million a year from the city in return for advertising for 10 years and to keep naming rights for the building, estimated at $1 million to $3 million a year. In return, Katz has promised the Oilers will stay in Edmonton for 35 years. The vote was not unanimous. Coun. Kerry Diotte said the deal was poor for taxpayers when it was first struck in 2011 and is worse now. "This has morphed into a Frankenstein monster. Even the worst referee in the NHL could see this is way offside," Diotte told councillors. Coun. Tony Caterina agreed. He said no one knows for sure if the extra tax revenues from the arena will materialize. The risk tolerance for taxpayers, he said, is "way too high." Councils decision wrote what many hope will be the final chapter in what has become the citys longest-running soap opera. The deal has been talked about for seven years and been on a roller coaster for the last two. Councillors and Katz first shook hands in the fall of 2011, but the deal fell apart a year later when Katz demanded an extra $210 million from taxpayers and refused to meet with councillors in public to explain why. He also incurred wrath from fans and councillors when he began talks aimed at moving the team to Seattle. Katz eventually dropped the Seattle threat and the $210-million demand, and in January the two sides resurrected the deal, with Katz off the hook for major repairs to the facility. Katz -- a pharmacy billionaire who owns the Rexall chain of drugstores -- is currently tenant of Rexall Place, where the Oilers now play. Its an arena owned by an arms-length city board. Katz says the Oilers need wider revenue streams to be viable. He has said he is losing millions of dollars a year, but city council has not been allowed to see the teams books. The Oilers are ranked in the middle or higher among revenue-producing teams in the NHL. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From ChinaWholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '

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