February 10 US Paper Talk: Ulysses Llanez’s European odyssey ends

Teenage striker back in the US; Dallas Mavericks stop playing national anthem.

SOCCER: Ulysses Llanez has returned to the United States from the Netherlands "due to private circumstances". The 19-year-old has made five appearances for Heerenveen this season after joining on loan from Wolfsburg. (AP)

SOCCER: Atlanta United defensive midfielder Eric Remedi is the subject of a loan bid from Independiente. (TyC Sports)

BASKETBALL: The Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing the national anthem before home games. (ESPN)

BASKETBALL: Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after pointing a rifle at a family outside his home. (AP)

Minnesota Timberwolves' Malik Beasley
Minnesota Timberwolves' Malik Beasley

FOOTBALL: Miami Dolphins have yet to make an offer to center Ted Karras despite wanting him to re-sign, while free agent defensive tackle Davon Godchaux is confident he will be approached by the Dolphins about a new contract. However, it is unlikely to be on starter's money. (Miami Herald)

FOOTBALL: Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson said talk of him leaving the Cards is "a dirty rumor". (USA Today)

BASEBALL: Jake McGee is signing a two-year deal with San Francisco Giants worth $7million. (MLB Network)

GOLF: Annika Sorenstam will return to the LPGA Tour at the age of 50 to play the Gainbridge event in Orlando. (Various)

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