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  • Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are said to be interested in New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose.Sources tell ESPN the Timberwolves have contacted the Knicks to talk about potential trades for Rose, who will become a free agent in the summer. Sources say other teams have reached out to the Knicks, as well.Should Minnesota strike a deal to acquire Rose, it is not yet clear who they would offer to New York in exchange.This year's NBA trade deadline is Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. ET.
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  • Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach is engaged to Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle Melton.The Momastery blogger and mother of three made the announcement on her Facebook page Saturday."Abby and I have decided to hold hands forever," she wrote, beside a black and white photo of the couple's hands, showing off their diamond rings."Love Wins," she added.Wambach, 36, and Melton, 40, went public with their relationship last November.In a Facebook post at the time, Melton, who is best known for her bestselling books, Carry On, Warrior and Love Warrior, told her 645,000 followers that she was in love with Wambach three months after announcing her split from her husband of 14 years, Craig Melton."She’s unwaveringly good to Craig, to the kids, to Sister and to all my people. And oh my God, she is so good to me," she wrote next to a photo of her and Wambach. "She loves me for all the things I’ve always wanted to be loved for. She’s just my favorite. My person."Calling themselves a "beautiful, modern family," Melton wrote, "We have family dinners together -- all six of us -- and Abby cooks. (She is an AMAZING chef because Jesus loves me)."Melton's surprise post came two months after Wambach announced that she and wife Sarah Huffman were divorcing.The former couple shared a high-profile kiss after Wambach led the U.S. women's soccer team to victory in the 2015 World Cup.On Valentine's Day, Wambach wrote, "I found myself when I met you @glennondoylemelton. The end. I love you!"
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  • Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Retired U.S. women's soccer player Lauren Holiday took to social media over the weekend to open up about her life as a new mother and the obstacles she faced upon learning she had a benign brain tumor while six months pregnant.Holiday, 29, posted a photo of daughter Jrue on Saturday to her Instagram page and wrote, "I have never quite known suffering like I experienced the last 6 months. I can remember countless nights repeating 'there may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning.' I remember half believing it and half still in disbelief that this was my life."The two-time Olympic gold medalist had the tumor, a type called meningioma, successfully removed in October, just one month after she gave birth to her daughter, Jrue Tyler Holiday.Holiday says that in addition to the support of her husband, NBA player Jrue Holiday, and other family, her strength comes from her faith in God."I memorized scripture and some days my faith felt unshakable and others I was scared to death," she wrote beneath the photo of her daughter. "Every time I see this smile, I'm reminded that joy does come in the morning. Maybe not the next day, maybe not even the next month but it comes. I can't imagine what heaven will be like if this is the joy I get to experience on earth. Psalm 30:5"The Holidays, college sweethearts, married in 2013. After Lauren Holiday's diagnosis, her husband, a guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, took a leave of absence from the team to focus on his family.He missed the preseason and 12 regular season games before returning to the court in late November.“I’m blessed, man,” he said at a news conference at the time. “Blessed to have my family back, blessed that we’re OK. So blessed for the support from especially the team. I can’t even explain how much they were there for me and my family through everything."Jrue Holiday gave another update in January, saying, "My wife is a lot better so I'm doing a lot better.""I guess it's been going well and it hasn't been affecting me, I don't think," he said, according to ESPN. "My wife is doing really well and she's gradually getting better, and that's all I can ask for. She's alive, and I'm blessed for that. My daughter is OK. So, I'm happy."Lauren Holiday has used social media to post photos of the couple's daughter, including one eight weeks ago, captioned, "You're my hallelujah.""There's ultimate joy for Lauren Holiday on social media," said USA Today columnist and ABC News consultant Christine Brennan. "I mean, she's using it to tell what appears to be a very happy ending."
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A former Michigan State University and USA gymnastics doctor will go to trial over sex abuse allegations.At a preliminary hearing Friday, an alleged victim took the stand, saying Larry Nassar sexually abused her at his home when she was a child. The now-25-year-old said her parents were friends with Nassar. The judge presiding over the hearing decided that there is enough evidence for the former doctor to be tried on three counts of sexual misconduct. This case is separate from the child pornography charges and lawsuit by dozens of women who say Nassar sexually assaulted them during gymnastics treatments over 20 years. Nassar has denied all of the allegations.
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  • Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Should current Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria be nominated by President Donald Trump as the U.S. ambassador to France, as has been reported, real estate mogul Charles Kushner and his family will no longer be interested in buying the team.In a statement Wednesday, Kushner's son-in-law Joseph Meyer said, "Our family has been friends with Jeff Loria for over 30 years, been in business together, and even owned a AAA baseball team together. Although the Kushners have made substantial progress in discussions for us to purchase the Marlins, recent reports suggest that Mr. Loria will soon be nominated by the President to be Ambassador to France.""If that is true, we do not want this unrelated transaction to complicate that process and will not pursue it," Meyer added. "The Kushners remain interested in purchasing a team and would love to buy the Marlins at another time."Kushner's son Jared is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka and serves as the president's senior adviser.Last week, Forbes reported that a "handshake agreement" was in place for the team. The offer was said to be for $1.6 billion.ESPN later reported that Charles Kushner was part of a potential purchase group. It was not known, however, whether that was the same group linked to the offer reported by Forbes.
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