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CHICAGO -- Bulls rookie Denzel Valentine is expected to miss at least two weeks because of a sprained left ankle, coach Fred Hoiberg said after practice Tuesday. Air Max Tn Plus For Sale .Denzel, hes doing OK, Hoiberg said. Hes probably going to miss, Id say conservatively, probably two weeks. (The ankle) is pretty swollen, it swelled up on him right away.Its just about getting him right, keeping him engaged with what were trying to do with adding to our package and trying to get him better as quick as possible.Valentine, who sprained the ankle during the second half Monday night in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, wore a small protective brace around the ankle as he walked to meet the media after practice.Its a normal sprain, Valentine said. Just got to let it heal first and then it will be day-to-day. Just trying to rehab it as best I can.Valentine did not seem too concerned about the injury and seemed comfortable with his initial performance before tweaking his ankle. Valentine scored four points and dished out two assists in 11 minutes.Hoiberg admitted the injury may stunt Valentines progression for a little bit as the Bulls continue training camp.It is a setback, Hoiberg said. Hopefully well get him back for the last couple exhibition games. I want to play him with the ball in his hands as a primary ball-handler. Weve been doing that with him some in practice and hes done a nice job with it.Hes one of our better instinctive passers and so well miss that element. From a game standpoint, for rookies in this league thats where you start getting comfortable. So hope to get him back as soon as possible but were not going to rush it. Once we get him back, we want to have him back for the rest of the season.Valentine, the 14th pick in the 2016 draft, said he suffered the same injury during his college career at Michigan State. He tried to keep a positive outlook on his new reality.Im going to lose a little bit of time, Valentine said. But the good thing about it is all the great equipment and trainers and staff we have. Theyll get me back as quickly as I can.If I have to play catch-up, Ill just have to play catch-up. But it is what it is now, theres no point in stressing over it. Just got to take the steps I need to do to get healthy. Nike Air Max Tn Plus . 31, the CFL club announced Monday. The team also has yet to decide on the future of Doug Berry, who began the season as a consultant to the head coach but took over the offensive co-ordinators duties in July. Nike Air Max Plus Tn Cheap . Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. . After a lengthy wait, persistent rain finally forced the postponement of the Nationals game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. The teams, and a few thousand fans, waited nearly four hours from the 7:05 scheduled start time before an announcement was made shortly before 11 p. NEW YORK -- Pleased with the progress made during the New York Islanders first season in Brooklyn, Brett Yormark is looking forward to the teams second year at Barclays Center.I thought we ended the year in a much better place than we started, said Brett Yormark, the Chief Executive Office for Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, which oversees business operations and marketing for the Barclays Center. When you look back at those playoff games they were some of the most dramatic moments weve had here.Pointing to the improvements the arena made with game presentation, including the hiring of a hockey-centric group to take over game days, Yormark said the atmosphere during the Islanders run to the Eastern Conference semifinals -- and their first postseason series victory since 1993 -- showed hockey has arrived in Brooklyn.However, Yormark wouldnt comment on reports the Islanders were already considering leaving for a new arena either near Citi Field, home to baseballs New York Mets, or Belmont Park.I cant speak to that, Yormark said Monday in a Q&A with media before the teams preseason opener against the Philadelphia Flyers. All I can speak to is that collectively our team here at Barclays Center will do everything we can to provide the fans and the players with a first-class experience. And thats what Im focused on.The Islanders moved to the Brooklyn arena -- home to the NBAs Brooklyn Nets since 2012 -- last year after spending the franchises first 43 seasons at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. The deal with Barclays Center on a 25-year lease was announced in 2012 after a failed attempt to secure public financing for a new arena on Long Island and zoning approval was rejected for a privately funded development plan that would have included renovations to the ColiseumNewsday reported earlier this month the lease has an opt-out clause with a January 2017 deadline for either side to terminate the deal. The Islanders could do itt effective the end of the third season, and either side could do it for after the fourth season. Air Max Tn Cheap. I dont have a crystal ball, Yormark said. I cant tell you what the future holds. But I can tell you adamantly that were committed to providing a great season for everyone involved.To that end, Yormark said arena management conducted focus groups with fans in Brooklyn and on Long Island, asking what they liked and what they wanted to see improved.One of the top complaints was about transportation on the Long Island Rail Road after games. Fans were displeased with the service during the season, but noted it had improved for the playoffs, and Yormark said the LIRR had agreed to maintain the additional schedule of trains after games this season.Among other topics Yormark addressed:- Fans can expect to see more Islanders branding and signage around the arena, so they can feel this is their home. He also said there will be more equal availability of Islanders and Nets merchandising at the arenas retail stores.- With fans desire for more weekend games, Yormark noted there were 18 games scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays this season, an increase from last year. Its something we need to look at and see where we can make more improvements for next year, he said.- The teams ticket base had grown, with a marked increase in Manhattan residents who grew up in Long Island. He said the Long Island base had stabilized, while acknowledging some full-season ticket holders had chosen to trade down to partial plans.Weve addressed everything fans had their hands raised about, Yormark said. Im sure there will be more during the course of the season. Well remain flexible like we were last year. Well continue to learn and where we can get better, we will.---Follow Vin Cherwoo at Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '