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DALLAS - Rajon Rondo wants another ring and another parade and knew it probably wasnt happening anytime soon with the rebuilding Celtics. St. Louis Cardinals Pro Shop .When he was on his way to Dallas with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as the centerpiece of a five-player trade, championship talk dominated the conversation.The deal sends the four-time All-Star point guard from the fringe of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference with Boston to solidly in the mix in the tougher West, where the Mavericks were showing signs of returning to title contention but looking like they might be missing a piece.In their view, that piece comes in the form of the NBAs assists leader with a reputation as a solid defender and rebounder. In other words, one of the leagues few triple-double threats.To be a contender right away, theres a goal that you have in mind and Im dying to get a ring again, Rondo said at his introductory news conference Friday. I want another parade.The ninth-year player got his first with the Celtics in 2008, and now Rondo is joining 2011 champs Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler as part of the nucleus of a Dallas team trying to win another title.Rondo and centre Dwight Powell were acquired Thursday for centre Brandan Wright, forward Jae Crowder, point guard Jameer Nelson, a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a second-round choice in 2016.Long the subject of trade rumours, Rondo was in his second season of a full rebuilding mode in Boston following the departures of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. He also missed parts of two seasons to have reconstructive knee surgery.Well, its been about seven years now and Ive been in trade rumours, said Rondo, who has career averages of 11 points, 8.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds. Bound to happen.The news came in a phone call from Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, a former teammate of Dallas coach Rick Carlisle. Rondo said they talked for about 45 minutes after the deal was settled and it was no hard feelings.I believe its a great legacy I leave behind, said Rondo, who was the 21st overall pick out of Kentucky by Phoenix in 2006 and shipped to Boston in a draft-day deal. I cant remember one bad time I had in Boston as far as where I got negative feedback from fans, no matter the first year we lost 18 straight or the following year we won a championship.For Mavericks fans, the trade is reminiscent of a 2008 deal that brought point guard Jason Kidd back to Dallas. It took a coaching change and several seasons, but the deal eventually paid off with a title.Rondo joins a coach in Carlisle who has dealt with several makeovers of the roster since winning the franchises only title, and Carlisle is more than happy to tweak again.I view Rondo as an extremely resourceful guy with a lot of ability, Carlisle said. Hes a guy that loves winning. Well figure it out. Id rather be charged with the task of figuring it out with guys of that competitiveness and ability level.Carlisle said simplicity would be part of the formula, and Nowitzki has a pretty simple solution.Find me a lot on the offensive end and hell be OK, the 36-year-old said with a smile.The biggest question is how Rondo will mesh with backcourt mate Monta Ellis, who has flourished as a playmaker with the ball in his hands but now has someone next to him with a similar style.At times Im going to have the ball, Rondo said. At times hes going to have the ball and I have to learn how to play alongside Monta. Ill pick up his game really fast.Owner Mark Cuban envisions them playing together a long time. While Ainge was in Boston saying he traded Rondo because he didnt want to risk losing him for nothing in free agency this summer, Cuban said he intended to keep what he called a young core of Rondo, Ellis and Chandler Parsons.Obviously, we wouldnt give up picks if we didnt think it was long term, Cuban said. Were past the days of rent-a-player. We want him to be here for a long time and we want to earn his desire to stay here.Winning championships is the surest way.___Follow Schuyler Dixon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/apschuyler Red Schoendienst Jersey . The Blueshirts hope to stay alive once again when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Sundays Game 6 battle at Madison Square Garden. Harrison Bader Jersey . "Im going to send Webbie a six-pack (of beer) tonight," she said. Webb wasnt sure that would help. "Ill probably drink one and go to sleep," the Australian veteran said. The two players set up a Sunday showdown between former HSBC champions after finishing off their third rounds with identical birdies over three of the last five holes Saturday to separate themselves slightly from the rest of the crowded leaderboard. https://www.cheapcardinalsonline.com/764t-ken-boyer-jersey-cardinals.html .The rookie goalie made 36 saves to help the Calgary Flames blank their Pacific Division rivals 1-0 on Saturday following a 48-hour ordeal that included lost baggage, a cancelled flight and a new pair of contact lenses.PHILADELPHIA -- Curtis Marsh was out of football a few days ago. On Sunday, he could be starting at cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Marsh, a third-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2011, was cut by the team in training camp. He was then signed by the Cincinnati Bengals and released a few weeks later. With just four cornerbacks on the roster, and one of them, starter Bradley Fletcher, hampered by a pectoral injury he sustained in last Sundays win over Oakland, the Eagles reached out to Marsh. They signed him Tuesday. Fletcher has yet to practice fully this week, and if his condition does not improve, either Marsh, or Roc Carmichael could start opposite Cary Williams at corner when the Eagles travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers. "Thats one of the benefits of having a guy that you signed that you can run and compete," defensive co-ordinator Bill Davis said of Marsh. "He almost made the team, so he was very close, one of the last cuts. "We have a lot of confidence in Curtis. He knows the system. He may very well have to go out and play a lot of snaps against Green Bay," Davis said. "We have to have someone who understands how we communicate and how the defence is structured." Marsh, 6-foot-1, 197 pounds, played seven games as a rookie in 2011 and 15 last year. He also played in two games for the Bengals this year before being released. He has never started in 24 career games. The 25-year-old cornerback remains confident he can help, if needed. "Its a huge advantage for me because I know the calls," Marsh said. "I know the hand signals. Jose Martinez Cardinals Jersey. . I know the techniques. I know this system. There might be a few things I still need to learn, but if they give me the game plan Ill pick it up right away. "Theres no learning period, like there was in Cincinnati," he added. "When I was in Cincinnati, I had to learn a whole new playbook. Its a lot easier when youve been with a team all through training camp. Without (training camp) its a lot more difficult." Fletcher, a free agent addition from St. Louis, has started eight of the teams nine games this year, missing the second week of the season against San Diego with a concussion. The fifth-year veteran shares the team lead with two interceptions and leads the team with 12 pass breakups. "I was still limited in what I could do," Fletcher said. "Im feeling better every day, though. Im running better. It doesnt hurt as much. So well just see how it goes. Well see how I feel Saturday and Sunday." Fletchers loss, if he cant play, would be even more worrisome if Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasnt out with a broken collarbone. "I hope we have him," Davis said. "But hes got an injury that just takes us day to day and well watch it one day at a time." NOTES: Defensive end Cedric Thornton (knee) returned to practice yesterday and is expected to play Sunday. Quarterback Mike Vick (hamstring) was limited again and is not expected to play. Nick Foles took all the reps with the first team and Matt Barkley got the reps with the twos, according to head coach Chip Kelly. ' ' '

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