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Judge Throws Out Kraft Video
A Florida judge has granted a motion by Robert Kraft’s lawyers to throw out video evidence that was gathered during a sting that caught the New England Patriots owner of allegedly soliciting a prostitute at a spa.

The judge ruled on Monday that prosecutors cannot use the footage from the Orchids of Asia Spa due to it being obtained illegally. Authorities allege that the spa was tied to human trafficking ring, requiring the installation of surveillance cameras.

According to judge Leonard Hanser, detectives did not do enough to protect the privacy of other customers who did not commit any crimes.

Kraft’s attorneys are now expected to file a motion looking to get the case against the Patriots owner dismissed due to the lack of evidence without the video.

In February, Kraft was one of 25 men charged with soliciting prostitution at the spa in Jupiter, Florida. Kraft pled not guilty to two misdemeanor charges and refused to take a plea deal in favour of a jury trial.

NBA Coaching News
On Monday, there was tons of news coming out concerning coaches around the National Basketball Association.

The day started out with Michigan’s John Beilein agreeing to become the next head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers after both sides came to terms on a five-year deal. This will be the 66-year old’s first chance at coaching in the NBA after having success at the high school and college levels.

JB Bickerstaff, who last coached the Memphis Grizzlies, is expected to join Beilein in Cleveland as an associated coach.

The Los Angeles Lakers made it official on Monday evening that Frank Vogel had been hired as the franchise’s 27th head coach.

According to reports, Vogel excepted a three-year contract to coach the club and agreed to have former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason kiss as part of his coaching staff, but it has not been announced yet.

Vogel has loads of NBA coaching experience, amassing a record of 250-181 over parts of six season with the Indiana Pacers from 2010-16, qualifying for the postseason in every season except for one. Most recently he had a stint with the Orlando Magic, which was less successful, seeing the team go 52-110 under his leadership from 2016-18 and failing to make the postseason in both campaigns.

The other piece of coaching news in the Association came late on Monday when Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris told ESPN that Brett Brown would be returning as the head coach of the basketball club for the 2019-20 season.

It had been reported in the last week that Brown was coaching for his job and needed to advance to the finals to keep his job.

The Philadelphia 76ers were eliminated in the second round of the NBA Playoffs on Sunday night at the hands of the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 at Scotiabank Arena.

Brown has been the Sixers head coach since 2013, going 178-314 with two playoff berths in the past six seasons. He is signed to a contract extension that runs through 2022.

Double J Leaves Steeltown
Hamilton Tiger-Cats offensive coordinator June Jones has left the Hamilton Tiger-Cats organization and the Canadian Football League to head for a football position in Houston, Texas.

Jones, who was the head coach of the team before moving to OC to allow Orlondo Steinauer to become the team’s head coach, will become the head coach of the XFL’s Houston franchise.

The Tabbies were quick to replace Jones by promoting wider receivers coach Tommy Condell to the OC position. Condell, who coached the Ticats under Kent Austin, re-joined the team this past January. The 46-year old spent the last two seasons on the sidelines with the Toronto Argonauts as their offensive coordinator.

The team had expected to lose Jones during the offseason but were a little caught off-guard with it happening so close to camp. Condell was expected to be elevated to the OC position 2020, so the move came just a few months earlier than expected.

Kesler Career May Not Be Over
Ryan Kesler may not be calling it a career just yet, but he may sit out the 2019-20 season.

The Anaheim Ducks centre underwent hip resurfacing surgery last Thursday, a surgery that makes it a possibility that he continues his career but after a very lengthy recovery.

Kesler has been considering hi-replacement surgery in April which would have put his career in jeopardy.

The 34-year old missed the last 14 games of the Ducks season and only appeared in 60 games during the campaign. He has battled hip issues for years, missing 60 games over the last two seasons combined.