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PARIS -- Frank McCourts plans to bring Marseille back to the top of French and European soccer could be undermined by local criminals. Cheap NBA Jerseys .Winger Florian Thauvin became the latest victim of the southern citys notorious thieves this week, suffering a vicious attack near his home in a chic neighborhood of the port city.Thauvin was attacked and strangled by two men on motorbikes who crashed into his car before they tried to steal his luxury watch. The Newcastle loanee managed to flee the scene and escaped uninjured but the incident highlighted once again the violence to which players are regularly exposed in a city with a long history of organized crime.According to the LEquipe newspaper, at least 12 players and officials from the club have been victims of robberies or thefts since 2011, a poor record slowing down Marseilles development because it makes it difficult to attract top-quality players.Five years ago, midfielder Lucho Gonzalez was robbed of his luxury car and credit cards by armed men who broke into his house, while then-Marseille president Jean-Claude Dassier had his house robbed during a Champions League game abroad. The same year, defender Vitorino Hilton was attacked in his home and hit on the head while armed men held his family hostage. He left the club soon after.It creates a very unpleasant climate, Dassier said in an interview with LEquipe. It does help building a serene and calm atmosphere in the changing room.The assault on Thauvin was the first reported on a Marseille player since McCourts arrival at the former French champions. But it followed another incident in August involving former Marseille sports director Gunter Jacob, who was reportedly robbed of his car and computer while asleep at his rented villa. Jacob left the club three months after he was hired, replaced by Andoni Zubizarreta.McCourt, the former owner of baseballs Los Angeles Dodgers, bought the club last month and has pledged to restore Marseilles battered image. The club is the only French outfit to have won the Champions League, beating AC Milan in 1993. It has won the French title nine times but not since 2010, and has fallen way behind rival Paris Saint-Germain since it was bought by Qatari investors five years ago.But with the winter transfer window looming, taking PSG off its perch will be a tall order if the club fails to build a competitive squad because of the citys lack of attraction, in spite of McCourts vow to invest 200 million euros over four years as part of his project to rebuild the club. For now, Marseille is languishing in 12th place in the French league, 15 points behind Mediterranean neighbor Nice, the surprise leaders who recruited Mario Balotelli and Dante.---This story has been corrected to show that the incident involving Gunter Jacob happened in August, not last year. Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. 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At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources.Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trumps name through a licensing agreement.Sources say that another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at seasons end and that the Trump association is among the factors for the switch.Seven other teams told ESPN.com on Tuesday that they are still currently scheduled to stay at Trump-branded properties this season.As a matter of privacy, ESPN has chosen not to name those eight teams in total so as not to publicly identify where they will be staying on this seasons trips for games against the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets or Chicago Bulls.Trump does not currently hold an equity stake in the Trump SoHo hotel, but his company still owns and operates the Chicago property.Sources say that the Bucks stayed at the Trump International Tower and Hotel in Chicago on a preseason trip to play the Bulls in early October, but met with complications when they tried to make an 11th-hour cancellation. Milwaukee, sources say, has already made other arrangements for its regular-season road games against the Bulls.The Grizzlies and Mavericks, sources say, have stayed at the Trump SoHo in the past but opted during the offseason to book new New York hotels for this season.Mavs owner Mark Cuban, speaking Wednesday, told the Associated Press that the decision was made months ago. Not recently.Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, speaking after the teams shootaround Wednesday in Los Angeles, insisted that where Memphis stays or doesnt stay is not politically motivated.No truth to that, Fizdale told the Memphis Commercial Appeal on Wednesday. Our decisions as to what hotels we stay in ?are made long before any of this election stuff took place. Its no story?.Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry and Cuban are both high-profile supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who last week lost the race to be the United States 45th president to Trump.Since the election, three prominent NBA coaches -- Detroits Stan Van Gundy, Golden States Steve Kerr and San Antonios Gregg Popovich -- have publicly addressed the unease that they and some of their players feel in the wake of Trumps election, starting with the dismay Van Gundy voiced that the countrys new president, in his words, is openly and brazenlly racist and misogynistic and ethnocentric. Cheap Warriors Jerseys. Van Gundy addressed the ESPN report Wednesday.?I think every teams got to take a look at that, he said. I think teams are getting tuned in a little but politically and everything else. And give the players a great deal of credit on that. Ive been really proud of our own players and the players around the league, that theyre attuned to whats going on and theyre going to stand up for their values. I think thats impressive.?Jabari Parker of the Bucks commended team ownership for its decision.?Im pretty proud for my owner, representing us and representing himself, Parker told USA Today, and not trying to represent our organization with controversy. You dont want to endorse hate; you dont want to endorse racism. You dont want to support controversy.Im really proud we wont be staying there because I couldnt be comfortable being around him and his businesses. I know hes our president. But its just going to take some time. And he hasnt publicly come out with an apology for anyone or for the things he said.And Im connected to all the ideologies he disrespects. I was named after a Muslim. My mother is basically an immigrant because she came from Tonga. Her rights as a woman -- she got less pay. Im black and hes said some controversial stuff about black people. When it comes to me not supporting Donald Trump, its pretty much correlated to the things he has said.ESPN contacted all 30 teams this week to ask about their travel plans in New York and other NBA cities that feature Trump-branded hotels, which include Chicago, Miami, Toronto and Washington.Several teams that have stayed at the Trump SoHo in particular in the past told ESPN that they are not staying there this season but did not specifically attribute the switch to any political reason. Several more said that theyve never stayed at Trump-branded hotels.NBA teams typically make their hotel arrangements for the coming season in August after the league releases the full 1,230-game schedule for the regular season. But formal data detailing where teams stay is not maintained on a leaguewide basis.One travel expert familiar with NBA accounts told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Trump SoHo has emerged in recent years as an increasingly popular property throughout the league because more teams are coming to New York for two-game trips since the Nets moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn starting with the 2012-13 season.ESPN.com reporters Brian Windhorst, Kevin Arnovitz, Jeff Goodman, Tim MacMahon and Ohm Youngmisuk all contributed to this report. 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 ' ' '