Roberta Vinci is the latest player to voice her disapproval over wildcards gifted to Maria Sharapova as she prepares to face the former world number one in her long-awaited comeback. All eyes will be on Sharapova when the five-time grand slam champion returns to competitive action at the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday after serving a 15-month ban for failing a drugs test. Several of Sharapova's rivals have expressed their disappointment that the Russian has been given a place in the tournament in Germany this week, as well as WTA Premier events in Madrid and Rome next month.
“I’m OK with the hazing,” Beverley said. “If the NBA won’t protect the players, I feel as a man, as a grown man who has children, who has morals, to stand up for the right thing. “To put this in all perspective, this isn’t the first incident I had with OKC,” Beverley said.
Adrian Peterson's deal with the Saints pays him $3.5 million guaranteed this season.