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SALT LAKE CITY -- The San Antonio Spurs have traded Boris Diaw to the Utah Jazz for point guard Olivier Hanlan, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday. http:///...ry-canadiens-jersey/ .The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because league deals do not become official until Thursday. TheVertical.com first reported the trade.Diaw tweeted, Spurs fans, thanks for all your messages. Great years here and a ring! Leaving but San Antonio will always be a special place to me.He added in another tweet, Hey (at)utahjazz and (at)rudygobert27 ! Im looking forward seeing you!The 33-year-old Diaw, a key member of the Spurs 2014 championship team, averaged 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season. He has two years remaining on his contract with 2017-18 being non-guaranteed, according to Spotrac.com.Hanlan was a 2015 second-round pick by the Jazz. He played in Lithuania last season.The Jazz have been active in the past few days. The team traded for point guard George Hill and signed free agent forward Joe Johnson to a two-year deal worth $22 million within the past week.The Jazz went into the offseason looking to spend with a need for veteran depth, another point guard and additional shooting. They added Hill in a three-way trade with the Pacers and Hawks to give them a tested veteran.Johnson gives the Jazz a proven scorer and veteran as they try to climb the standings with a promising young nucleus including Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and Rodney Hood. Dante Exum, the 2014 No. 5 overall pick, is set to return from a torn ACL this season.Thats exciting for me, Jazz second-year forward Trey Lyles said. Its a guy I can learn from whos been through the league for a few years and he plays a similar spot as me. So Ill be able to latch onto him and get some words of advice.The Jazz finished 40-42 last season and missed the playoffs. http:///...in-canadiens-jersey/ .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. http:///...ev-canadiens-jersey/ . SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. http:///...uk-canadiens-jersey/ . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Shakur Stevenson started throwing punches shortly after he could walk. His grandfather began teaching him how to box at age 5, and he has barely lost since he won his first fight at 8.He dreams of world title belts and enough money to move his mother and eight younger siblings out of his beloved Newark, New Jersey. But first, Stevenson is in Rio de Janeiro to fulfill a dream that has consumed him since he went online and looked up the early history of his favorite boxer, Andre Ward.Most people say they want to become a world champion, but hes actually been obsessed and wanting to win a gold medal his entire boxing career, said his grandfather, Wali Moses. And now that hes reached the epitome of his career and a gold medal is right here, I think hes starting to roll toward it. The climb has been hard, but he wants it.Stevenson doesnt flinch from the weight on his shoulders heading into the Olympics as the brightest candidate to win the first mens gold medal in 12 years from once-proud USA Boxing.Ward was the last American man to claim the top prize with his brilliant performance in Athens, and the London mens team failed to win any medals at all for the nation that still leads the world in Olympic golds and total medals.With his speed, skill and unbeaten record in international competition, Stevenson has all the makings of an Olympic champion. A lucrative professional career awaits him in the fall, but the 19-year-old has spent his entire youth focused on the Olympic 123-pound tournament, which begins Aug. 10.I dont feel Ive really proved myself yet, Stevenson said. Id rather go to Rio first and win a gold medal, and then everybody can talk about me. When it comes down to it, it doesnt matter what anybody else thinks. I dont focus on everybody hyping me up. Its just me getting in that ring and fighting.Stevensons mother, Malikah, named him after Tupac Shakur, the rapper and social activist who died nine months before her first son was born. Stevenson mostly avoided trouble on Newarks tough streets, and his grandfathers steady influence kept him devoted to his sport.Moses vividly remembers the first time he saw his 2-year-old grandson throwing hands.We were watching Tuesday night fights, and he just started punching, Moses said with a laugh. Every time I took him to a tournament, even before he was old enough to fight, he would always say, `Pop-Pop, Im never going to lose. Hes always had that attitude. Hes just totally deddicated himself to the sport of boxing. http:///...rd-canadiens-jersey/. Ever since then, each achievement, I knew something special was going on.Stevenson soon developed a compulsive habit of shadowboxing at every spare moment, although he acknowledges that it can be unnerving to the other people waiting in lines at cafeterias or airports.Stevenson has been capable of boxing 12 hard rounds since he was 10 years old, and he grew into a powerhouse under the tutelage of Moses and Kay Koroma, now the associate coach of the Olympic team. He even attracted the attention of Virgil Hill, the 1984 U.S. Olympian who became a light heavyweight world champion.Virg told him that hes the closest thing hes seen to Pernell Whitaker, Moses said of the 1984 gold medal-winning lightweight. That really gave him a boost, a vote of confidence. Since then, hes been winning everything. Hes put himself in position to be one of the top boxers in the world.Promoters know it, too. Stevenson has been surrounded by attention from people hoping to guide his career to stardom -- and some wouldnt have minded if he skipped the Olympics entirely.He couldnt stop when hes so close to his dream, although hes looking forward to ending the world travels necessary to compete for the International Boxing Association (AIBA).It makes me appreciate more of what Ive got, Stevenson said of his trips to Venezuela, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Ukraine and other out-of-the-way locales typically chosen for AIBA tournaments. I came from nothing, but I still had something still, because theres a lot of people out in the world that really got nothing. To be honest, I hate traveling, though. I wish we could just teleport to certain places.Stevenson realizes he fights in a brutal division of the Olympic-style sport. The bantamweight field in Rio includes Irish world champion Michael Conlan, London flyweight gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba and a lengthy list of tested international fighters.He realizes thats much the same situation faced 12 years ago by Ward, another serious American talent who charged through an Olympic field to win gold.I want to start my career how (Ward) started, Stevenson said. The main thing Im looking forward to after Rio is getting off the plane and going to Newark. Seeing all the people and how they feel about me coming back with a gold medal, I cant wait for that moment. 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 Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '