Antetokounmpo, Harden in NBA team of the year, but no LeBron

first_imgThe 24-year-old Antetokounmpo, Harden and George were joined in the NBA’s team of the year by Golden State star Stephen Curry and Denver’s Nikola Jokic.Antetokounmpo, who is nearly seven-foot tall and known as the ‘Greek Freak’, and Harden were both unanimous first-team selections.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHowever, there was no place in the first team selection for Los Angeles Lakers’ James.James missed out on the NBA playoffs this year for the first time since 2005 after a disappointing, injury-hit first season with the Lakers. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu James, however, did earn a place on the NBA’s third-team of the year, extending his streak of 15 consecutive All-NBA selections.The second All-NBA team meanwhile comprised Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard at forward and Joel Embiid at center.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast FILE – Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks is defended by James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets during the second half of a game at Fiserv Forum on March 26, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFPGiannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden led the voting for the NBA’s First Team of the Year but LeBron James missed out on a spot for the first time since 2007, results showed Thursday.Milwaukee Bucks forward Antetokounmpo and Houston Rockets guard James Harden advanced to the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award along with Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Leonard, Raptors close in on NBA Finals after thumping Bucks The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s bookslast_img read more

Tony Mitchell eager to make up for lost time as NLEX goes back to first-choice import

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN “We’d like to thank Curtis for his services. In a short span of time that he’s been with us, we really could not expect more than what we saw in the first game,” said Guiao. “To be fair to him, it was not enough time for him to reach his maximum potential.”“We don’t have the luxury of time, so the fact that it’s Curtis’ first time to play in the Philippines is a disadvantage, and it’s an advantage that Tony has,” added Guiao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Washington was decent in his first game in the PBA putting up 18 points and 16 rebounds in NLEX’ 102-87 loss to the KaTropa on Wednesday.Mitchell, though,  still flew into Manila on his own ticket in the hopes of still joining the team.“I didn’t know if they would give me a shot, but it was a sense of wanting to prove myself and hoping I could make up for lost time,” said Mitchell who played for the Magnolia franchise in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.“That was irresponsible of me, so I just want to make it up to the team and the coaches,” added Mitchell.Guiao and the rest of his coaching staff have spoken with Washington and dutifully thanked “Big Curt” for his efforts.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – Former Star import and now NLEX reinforcement Tony Mitchell. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—NLEX went back to its original import Tony Mitchell and replaced Curtis Washington just in time for its game against NorthPort in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday.Mitchell was the Road Warriors’ first choice for the conference but didn’t arrive in time, prompting the team to go with Washinton for their opening match against TNT.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting “Mitchell was our original choice anyway, Curtis came in as a replacement,” said head coach Yeng Guiao as per NLEX’ Facebook page. “When Tony became available, and he was already in the country, we decided to pursue our original plan.”“We feel he’s a better fit, he’s played here in the Philippines before. He knows the style and knows the people so the adjustment period is very short,” added Guiao.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMitchell had just led the Fubon Braves to their first title in the Taiwan Super Basketball League with a four-game sweep of Taiwan Beer in early May and was supposed to arrive in Manila right after the tournament.The 6-foot-8 forward, however, missed several flights the NLEX management booked for him, leading the Road Warriors to fly in Curtis Washington, who last played in the Bahrain Premier League. Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Rafael Nadal opens bid for 12th French Open title against qualifier LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

DAKO STARS AS BLUES BEST THE GOLDEN HAWKS

first_imgThe visiting Golden Hawks got another one back to try and close the gap, before Dako and Arya scored again for the Blues to seal another impressive performance at home.  UP NEXT: The Blues take on the York Lions in the OUA consolation semifinals next Saturday, October 12. Time TBD.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s rugby team advance to the OUA consolation semifinals after beating the Laurier Golden Hawks 37-10 on Saturday, October 5 at Varsity Stadium.HOW IT HAPPENED: Khadi Dako continued her fine form for the Blues as she scored three tries in the first half to give Toronto a commanding lead.Five minutes into the second half, Dako scored again to extend the Blues lead even further.The Golden Hawks scored their first try of the game in the 57th minute to narrow the deficit, but eight minutes later, Kashish Arya scored Toronto’s fifth of the game to put the game further out of Laurier’s reach. Story Linkslast_img read more

I assisted Cristiano but he made me a better player- Ozil

first_imgOzil, who left Real for Arsenal in 2013, contributed many assists to Ronaldo’s goal haul during the Germany international’s three-year stint in Spain, but the Gunners midfielder insists it is he who owes the forward for their time together.“Cristiano Ronaldo, I never saw one guy like him,” Ozil told Arsenal’s YouTube channel.“He is the first guy in the dressing room and the last guy to go home. He wants to fight even in a training game.”“He made me better on the pitch. Of course, I give my assists, a lot, to him and he knows. But I really enjoyed playing with him because he does not need a lot of chances.“So even if I give him two assists, he will score two. Amazing player. One of the greatest players in history.”Ozil also said he could not help but apologise to Chelsea defender David Luiz following Germany’s 7-1 win over Brazil at the 2014 World Cup.Luiz, who rejoined Chelsea this summer, was a Paris Saint-Germain player when the semi-final defeat took place, and Ozil revealed his personal message to the defender following the final whistle.“Of course, all the players on the pitch were a little bit surprised,” said Ozil. “But after 20 minutes, 4-0 you can’t realise what has happened.”If you lose a big game like that in your country and you see the fans crying, the players crying, you feel it with them. So I went to David Luiz and really apologised.Ozil told Luiz: “You have a nice country with nice people, and with what we’ve learned here, we’ve had a really good time.”-By Sky Sports- 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ozil, who left Real for Arsenal in 2013, contributed many assists to Ronaldo’s goal haul during the Germany international’s three-year stint in Spain. PHOTO/ SKYLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 8- Mesut Ozil admits Cristiano Ronaldo knows how many assists came from him, but says the Real Madrid forward helped him become a better player.Ronaldo signed a new contract at the Bernabeu on Monday, keeping him with Real Madrid until he is 36. The Portugal captain is Real’s all-time leading scorer with more than 370 goals and has won eight trophies during his seven years at the club.last_img read more

Residents feel way of life in Northern BC is at risk with proposed Caribou Recovery Program

first_imgMulvahill also says that all backcountry activities will be closed if the Program is imposed.“So, this closure, not to be confused with the BC caribou closure, will completely close all backcountry recreation opportunities for everyone and is being promoted by the Federal Liberal Government. These folks are packing a pretty big stick and are proposing a complete shutdown of the area south of Williston Lake, west to Mackenzie and south to the bottom end of the Narrow Way. So, no public access to these areas for any use other than caribou mitigation.”Mulvahill also feels that if backcountry activities are taken away from him, a piece of his identity will be forever lost.“Two years ago, my son and I both had limited entry mountain goat tags in m-u 7-21. We took my dad along who is in his mid-seventies, and my daughter and son-in-law showed up with their son. So, four generations were out enjoying the mountains, camping and watching the grizzlies eat blueberries. If we are not allowed to do things like that anymore, I am not sure if I will know who l am.”Advertisement To date, the petition has reached close to 14,000 signatures; almost to the goal of 15,000.To view and to sign the petition, you can visit Change.org FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Many residents across Northern B.C. feel a high level of uncertainty when it comes to the Provincial proposal of the Caribou Recovery Program.To have their concerns heard and their rights protected, many have signed an online petition to have the Province put a halt on the Project.In the petition letter, Mike Mulvahill says that he feels that his and other resident’s way of life will be profoundly affected if the Program goes ahead as planned.- Advertisement -“Trappers, outfitters, and other backcountry tenures will also be heavily affected. Not sure about the status of the Powder King ski hill. So, for myself, family, and friends, this will completely change our livelihood and lifestyle.”Currently, the Province is looking at implementing caribou recovery activities west of Chetwynd.Both Residents and the Peace River Regional District want the Province to halt the Program and to take a look at the impacts it will have on the affected communities.Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Man United were RIGHT to sell Welbeck, claims former Old Trafford star

first_imgMark Bosnich believes Manchester United were RIGHT to sell Danny Welbeck this summer.The England striker joined Arsenal on transfer deadline day in a £16million switch, following the arrival of Radamel Falcao at Old Trafford.Club legends Bryan Robson and Gary Neville have both questioned Louis van Gaal’s decision on talkSPORT, but former goalkeeper Bosnich claims the club has made the correct call.“From Danny Welbeck’s point of view, it’s the perfect move, when you look at the players he was in contention with at Manchester United,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“Man United have been very good. They could have been selfish and said, ‘you’re not going anywhere, just in case we get injuries’.“That would have limited his playing time and that would have affected his chances with England.“I think they’ve done the right thing by the player. They have also been very honest and said, ‘we’ve got Falcao, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. Your chances are going to be limited because of the way I’m going to play’. It’s being very fair to Welbeck.“From the club’s aspect, as well, he was the most sellable asset.”last_img read more

Arsene Wenger reveals complications with Arsenal transfer deal

first_imgArsene Wenger is hopeful Arsenal will complete the signing of Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny – but admits the deal is ‘complicated’.The Egypt international is on the cusp of moving to the Emirates after agreeing terms with the north London club.However, work permit issues have held up the deal and led to concerns that the transfer may collapse.Wenger has now admitted there are difficulties with the move, but he still believes it will get over the line.“It’s complicated a little bit but we work hard on it and I hope that in the next two, three days we will get to the end of it,” said Wenger. Mohamed Elneny 1last_img read more

Jose Mourinho lines up move to bring Colombia international to Manchester United

first_img1 Jose Mourinho is lining up a move for Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo should he take charge at Manchester United in the summer.The former Chelsea manager is the heavy favourite to become United’s next boss should they decide to sack Louis van Gaal at the end of the season.And the Portuguese is already putting plans in place to overhaul the current United squad and has Murillo in his sights.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Mourinho will order United’s board to sanction a £28m offer for the Colombian.Murillo only joined Inter from Granada last summer and, despite receiving two red cards, has made a positive impression in his 27 appearances in Serie A. Jeison Murillo playing for Inter Milan last_img read more

Congress OKs bill to track sex offenders

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Convicted criminals required to register will have to do so, in person, in each state where they intend to live, work or go to school. Child advocates have said the bill offers the most sweeping effort to combat pedophiles in years. WASHINGTON – Finding the nearest convicted child molester might be as easy as punching in a ZIP code on a computer keyboard, thanks to a bill that cleared Congress Tuesday. The House passed and sent to President George W. Bush legislation establishing a national Internet database designed to let law enforcement and communities know where convicted sex offenders live and work. The House passed it by voice vote. The Senate approved it with a voice vote last week. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said there are half a million sex offenders in the U.S. and as many as 100,000 are not registered, their locations unknown to the public and police. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Norman Lewis, ex-college professor, dies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsHis name is familiar to English students for writing the million-copy-selling “30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary,” with Wilfred Funk, and “Word Power Made Easy,” a handbook for vocabulary building. Some of Lewis’ other best-selling books include “English, Roget’s Thesaurus in Dictionary Form” and “How to Read Better and Faster.” “He thanked just about everyone at Rio \ in the front of his books,” remembered Ted Snyder, former Rio Hondo director of public relations. It’s no exaggeration, Snyder added, that he was one of the biggest selling nonfiction writers. “It’s just a fabulous record.” Despite success as an author, Snyder said Lewis’ true passion was teaching. WHITTIER – Norman Lewis, a member of Rio Hondo College’s original faculty and one of the nation’s foremost authorities on vocabulary and language skills, has died, his family announced. Lewis died Sept. 8 of natural causes, relatives said. He was 93. Lewis retired from Rio Hondo in 1995 after 31 years serving as not only an instructor but also as the college’s first president of the academic senate and chairman of the communications department. In 2001, Lewis was named a Fellow of Rio Hondo College. The honor is bestowed on those who have made a significant contribution to the development and success of the college. “He always said that writing was his job, but he was happiest teaching,” Snyder said. Lewis, who was born in New York and moved to California in 1964, is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the West. Lewis is survived by his wife, Mary, daughters Margie and Debbie, and granddaughters Holly and Sharon.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more