The news finally came down on Tuesday afternoon, with a press release that caught even some teams by surprise: months after telling the press that a deal was imminent, the National Women's Soccer League finally announced a national television deal with Fox Sports.
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Phil Jackson's Knicks made one big move this summer. Jackson traded center Tyson Chandler and point guard Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks for point guard Jose Calderon, center Samuel Dalembert, point guard Shane Larkin and a pair of second round picks (and Wayne Ellington, who was waived).
So how's that trade looking so far?
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