The Latest: ‘Get well soon king’, Gerrard tells Dalglish

first_imgThe former Liverpool captain posted a picture of one of his daughters alongside Dalglish on Instagram and wrote “Get well soon king” in a nod to his old manager’s nickname.Dalglish’s family released a statement Friday night which confirmed the 69-year-old had been hospitalized on Wednesday in order to treat a separate infection which required intravenous antibiotics.Dalglish won nine league titles during his time as player and manager at Liverpool.The former Celtic and Scotland forward was given a routine test for COVID-19 after being admitted and the result showed up as positive – although he is displaying no symptoms.The statement said: “In keeping with current procedures, he was subsequently tested for Covid-19 despite having previously displayed no symptoms of the illness. Unexpectedly, the test result was positive but he remains asymptomatic.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Steven Gerrard is leading the well-wishes for Kenny Dalglish after it was revealed the Liverpool great had tested positive for coronavirus.Gerrard played under Dalglish when he returned to manage Liverpool for a second stint between January 2011 and May 2012. Associated Press April 11, 2020center_img The Latest: ‘Get well soon king’, Gerrard tells Dalglish ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Hero’s Welcome as Oscar Lands in China

first_imgTevez’s transfer fee was €0.5 million, according to the website transfermarkt.com, which tracks football transfers, and the 32-year-old is reportedly set to become the highest-paid player in the world with a two-year contract of €38 million per season.Oscar’s deal with Shanghai SIPG is thought to be €24 million a season — which would put him above Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi — but the fee they paid to Chelsea eclipses the estimated €55.8 million the ambitious Chinese side shelled out for Brazilian striker Hulk in July.SIPG General Manager, Sui Guoyang, admits that Chinese clubs need to offer eye-watering sums of money if they are to get in the big names.“If we don’t offer €60 million, do you think he will bother to come?” Sui asked last week of Oscar, according to Sky Sports.“There’s such a huge gap between CSL and Europe’s top leagues. It’s unrealistic to suggest that we would have done it in a different way.“The cost of signing the player was €60m indeed, not £60m. The club’s senior management personally flew to Paris to seal the deal.”Chelsea Manager, Antonio Conte, who dropped Oscar this season and deemed him surplus to requirements at the Premier League title-chasers, last month said the burgeoning financial muscle of Chinese clubs was “a danger” to football because few other teams in the world could compete with the vast sums they are splashing out.After escorting Oscar through a media scrum on arrival, Sui dismissed concerns raised by Chinese state media of a market bubble in the Chinese league, again arguing that prices have to be higher to attract players away from big European leagues.“The league is developing so of course it will go through many different stages,” Sui told AFP.“I believe that from now on the Chinese Super League will become healthier and more normal.”Some fans put it more bluntly.“In the end if you do not pay the money then nobody would be willing to come over here,” said SIPG supporter Zou Jiahuo.Oscar and Hulk will work under former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas at the Shanghai club.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Brazilian star Oscar was given a hero’s welcome when he landed in Shanghai monday in a €60-million-euro deal from Chelsea that smashes the Asian transfer record.Dozens of chanting Shanghai SIPG supporters mobbed the international midfielder, 25, at the city’s Pudong airport.Oscar’s arrival in the Chinese Super League (CSL) comes ahead of that of Argentina’s former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez, who signed for Shanghai Shenhua in another big-money deal last week.last_img read more

Raymon’s season-ending knee injury just his latest obstacle to overcome

first_img Published on October 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 John Raymon had another setback Saturday when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Syracuse’s 56-0 loss to Georgia Tech.The defensive tackle has already overcome a difficult upbringing and a transfer from Iowa. Shafer spoke strongly of Raymon on Wednesday.“Johnny’s special to all of us,” Shafer said. ” … We’re looking forward to him continuing to progress academically this semester, have a little bit more time to focus on that, even if he’s going to have to be trudging through campus on crutches and wheelchairs, and that sort of thing — which isn’t easy to find for a big guy at 325 pounds.”Shafer said he’s seen players grow from similar debilitating injuries, and hopes Raymon can do the same. The football team and SU community have been very supportive, Shafer said.“Football’s a very difficult sport with injuries,” Shafer said. “Unfortunately, it showed its ugly head on John on Saturday. I’m extremely disappointed, but also understand that it’s a life lesson that’s going to make John a stronger person. He’ll get through it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Three Questions: Wisconsin vs. Hawaii

first_imgWith the start of Big Ten play just a week away, the Wisconsin football team will have one final test when they take on Hawaii at Camp Randall Saturday. Here are three questions to consider as UW looks to continue their success with conference play on the horizon.Can linebacker Chris Orr continue to be a force in the middle of the field?As a true freshman, Orr was not expected to make any notable contributions this season playing behind starting linebacker Leon Jacobs. However, after Jacobs was ejected for a targeting call in last Saturday’s matchup with Troy, Orr was given the opportunity to prove his worth.And so he did. The freshman recorded a team-high 14 tackles in the team’s winning effort.His reward? Orr was officially named a starter over Jacobs for Saturday’s meeting with Hawaii. He worked with the first-defense through this week of practice and the Wisconsin coaching staff feels he is ready to take on that premier role.Football: Chris Orr to start SaturdayWhen Chris Orr filled in for Leon Jacobs following Jacobs’ ejection for targeting during the Wisconsin football team’s win over Read…Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda says that Orr fits the mold of a guy who was built to play inside linebacker, and he will definitely be the player to watch on both sides of the ball Saturday.Who will get the majority of touches at running back?The meeting with Hawaii was thought to be the final time redshirt junior Dare Ogunbowale and redshirt freshman Taiwan Deal would serve the role as feature backs for UW.That was until news broke Thursday that junior running back Corey Clement, who has been nursing a presumed hamstring injury for the past few weeks, in fact needs sports hernia surgery and will be out another four to six weeks.Football: Corey Clement to miss 4-6 weeksCorey Clement’s supposed breakout season is going to wait at least another month to take off. University of Wisconsin head Read…This is obviously a huge blow for the Badgers, as they were expecting to have their lead tailback back on the field for the team’s Big Ten opener against Iowa, but instead they will have to continue to ride the coattails of both Ogunbowale and Deal.However, both backs have shown consistent improvement over the first three weeks of the season and seem to be growing more and more comfortable in their role.Last week against Troy, the two essentially evenly split the time on the field, with Deal rushing 16 times for 84 yards and Ogunbowale rushing 14 times for 77 yards and a touchdown.With confirmation that Clement won’t be rejoining the backfield until late October or early November, both backs know what is ahead of them. A telling sign of what is ahead for Wisconsin’s running game will be how the coaches decide to divvy up the snaps for each back.Additionally, former freshman linebacker Alex Ingold has officially been moved to running back and there is a chance he gets some reps over the course of Saturday’s game.What will the right side of the offensive line look like?With starting right guard Walker Williams still battling an ankle injury, it is likely redshirt freshman Micah Kapoi will remain the starter at that position.And while Kapoi has struggled at times through the first three weeks of the season, offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph continues to see improvement out of the lineman.With that said, even if Williams, who participated in individual drills on this past week, is ready to go against Hawaii, Kapoi is still expected to get the start at right guard.The growing chemistry of the offensive line has been a major component to the increase in production from the running game, and Saturday will serve as one final tune up for the line as non-conference play comes to an end and the Big Ten season beings.last_img read more

D’Tigers Beat Cameroon To Reach AfroBasket Semi Finals

first_imgPoints Per Quarter1st: Nigeria 25-18 Cameroon2nd: Nigeria 27-25 Cameroon3rd: Nigeria 23-27 Cameroon4th: Nigeria 31-21 Cameroon More to follow shortly…RelatedD’Tigers Defeat Senegal To Reach AfroBasket FinalSeptember 15, 2017In “National Team”2017 Afrobasket: D’Tigers Edge Past Côte d’Ivoire To Begin Title Defence With A VictorySeptember 8, 2017In “National Team”D’Tigers Get Date For 2021 Afrobasket Qualifying CampaignAugust 21, 2020In “BasketBall” D’Tigers of Nigeria have defeated Cameroon 106-91 to reach the semi final of the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket championships.Team captain, Ike Diogu yet again led the scoring with 28pts, while the pair of Ikechukwu Nwamu and Bryant Mbamalu provided 25pts and 22pts respectively.Nigeria proved too strong for their Cameroonian counterpart as the coach Alex Nwora led team became the first side to reach 100 points at the 2017 AfroBasket.last_img read more

ICE 2017 Competitions’ take centre stage from 7-9 February

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit ICE London confirms double digit attendance increase April 10, 2018 Share Clarion Gaming the event organisers of ICE 2017 (7-9 February at London Excel), global gaming’s biggest industry conference have set up a number of ‘challenges’ for attending show delegates in order to maximise coverage of product, services and new technologies.Following the popularity of last year’s ‘Operator Challenge’ and ‘Game To Watch’ Competitions, Clarion Gaming returns the format, adding a further new ‘ICE VOX Prophet’ competition.Parties interested in competing in these challenges have been asked to submit applications to Nicola Mackay (Nicola.Mackay@Clarionevents.com) by 9 January (entry closing date).Below is the official breakdown of ICE 2017 CompetitionsSupplier ChallengeThe Operator Challenge is back for the third year! A panel of operators will discuss the top 5 iGaming challenges and 5 selected suppliers will each have 5 minutes to present their solutions to those challenges.Think you have solutions to one of the top iGaming challenges? Suppliers who would like to enter are asked to submit proposals to address one or more of the Challenges.Download the entry form hereICE VOX Prophets (NEW!)As part of the ICE VOX 2017 BetMarkets programme, Clarion Gaming introduces this brand new challenge. What will the future of betmarkets look like? Got your own ideas? Submit your proposal to become an ICE VOX Prophet!Five ICE VOX Prophets will be selected to make their predictions for the future of the gaming industry in just 5 minutes. Clarion Gaming invite the audience to give their opinion and then they will vote on which predictions they believe most likely to come true.Download your entry form hereGame to Watch Competition Our annual Game to Watch Competition is back! Entries are open to indie game developers from around the globe. Accompanied by Happy Hour Drinks, the competition will take place right on the exhibition floor with the winner announced live at the show!Have you developed (or are you in the process of developing) the next big thing in gaming? This is your chance to be one of only 5 developers who will get 5 minutes to pitch to the world’s gaming decision makers!Download your entry form here Related Articles OPTIMA – the choice for those who want to lead and be different February 16, 2018 Dan Towse: Marathonbet – Trust fading as brands turn to influencers November 21, 2019last_img read more

Watch Shakira and J-Lo’s magnificent halftime performance as Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV [VIDEO]

first_imgShakira and Jennifer Lopez delivered a spectacular halftime performance at Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.There had been some doubts about whether the two veterans would be able to thrill the crowd at the midway point of arguably America’s biggest sports event.However, all those doubts were erased promptly, with the pair stepping up big time, with a performance that set the stage for the crucial second half.J-Lo and Shakira turned back then clock but also managed to give their audience something they hadn’t seen before.The Kansas City Chiefs eventually beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in a great game but it was the halftime show that will ling long in the minds of many.On social media, they were almost unanimously praised with only the strictest of critics reserving harsh words for the two.Me after watching shakira’s performance again😍😍 pic.twitter.com/RuOUlIcPwc— UnknownTweeter (@Olamilekanfawa3) February 3, 2020 Shakira mad the world stand still— Engr david alaba (@isege) February 3, 2020Check out the full performance by Shakira and J-Lo below:last_img read more

Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’

first_imgIn 22 playoff games during the past four postseasons prior to this one, George averaged 27 points per game on 42.4% shooting. He opened the series by shooting 10 for 22 en route to 27 points. And he made two of his first five shots Sunday — but then he missed his next seven and didn’t score again until there was 2:06 left in overtime.He said his confidence is intact, he just can’t find a rhythm. It might be easier, he theorized, if the Clippers were playing in Dallas instead of relatively empty gyms in the bubble at Walt Disney World Resort.“The shots that I’m taking, I’m expecting to make,” George said. “Once I see it go through and I find that rhythm, I’ll be right where I want to be. Problem is, just getting to that point. Usually, you’re in a hostile environment and that usually helps you get to that moment, so I just gotta find that.“I’ll fight through it, I gotta help the team, and I’m aware of that.”HARRELL, DONCIC TALK IT OUTMontrezl Harrell and Luka Doncic indicated there were no hard feelings after their jawing in Game 3 made news. During Friday’s game, in which the two players both received technical fouls for engaging in a verbal sparring match, Harrell also appeared to punctuate a basket by directing an insult at Doncic that included the phrase “white boy.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Alexander: Playoff series takes a turn Clippers weren’t expecting What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Regarding the @dallasmavs @LAClippers game last night & the words we all know that came out of Montrez Harrell’s mouth.. pic.twitter.com/pLfZ1ryfll— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) August 22, 2020 After video of Harrell mouthing the words gained traction online, where it drew some criticism, including from ESPN’s Jay Williams, Harrell and Doncic talked briefly and embraced at midcourt before Sunday’s game.And after his heroics lifted Dallas to victory, Doncic told reporters he didn’t consider the incident in Friday’s game to be a big deal.“A lot of emotions on the court, especially in these playoffs,” said Doncic, with a shrug. “Sometimes you say things you don’t want to say. He apologized, I respect it, so no problems.”Harrell wasn’t among the Clippers presented for a Zoom videoconference postgame, but on Twitter, he sought to add his perspective the incident as it was described on ABC, when it was stated that the NBA had talked with to Harrell, as confirmed by a league source.“No one spoke wit me to do anything,” Harrell tweeted. “I approach him and cleared the air from all the outside nonsense that was being said. Nothing but respect for Luka he understood the heat of the battle and he said it didn’t bother him only RESPECT.”In a separate tweet, Harrell included Doncic’s comments and wrote, “Much respect cuh 2-2 let’s enjoy the rest.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory PreviousDallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. (31) during the first quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, left, drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) reacts to referee Zach Zarba, lower left, and referee Kevin Cutler, right, during the third quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) talks with referee Zach Zarba during the third quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Luka Doncic, right, of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates his game-winning three-point basket with teammate Seth Curry, left, to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers in overtime of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) fouls Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, right, during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (42) knocks out a rebound against Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, center, and Lou Williams (23) during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, right, reacts after making a basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. (31) reaches for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) shoots as Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, left, drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Seth Curry (30) celebrates during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dorian Finney-Smith, center, of the Dallas Mavericks and Lou Williams, right, of the Los Angeles Clippers reach for a ball during overtime in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates his game-winning three-point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during overtime of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (9) drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. (31) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) shoots his game-winning 3-point basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Reggie Jackson (1) defends during overtime of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Mavericks won 135-133 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, left, and J.J. Barea talk during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) celebrates with Seth Curry (30) after making a basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Seth Curry (30) drives between Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. (31) and Kawhi Leonard during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, front left, grabs a rebound against Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (42) during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Stephen Curry, center, cheers on his brother Seth Curry, of the Dallas Mavericks, from the digital fan stands during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber, left, during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer watches his team play the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, left, drives against Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, right, talks with Marcus Morris Sr. (31) during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) celebrates his winning three-point basket with teammates during overtime of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. (31) during the first quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, left, talks with Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) falls as Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) dribbles past him during overtime of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Seth Curry (30) drives between Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. (31) and Kawhi Leonard during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Luka Doncic, center, of the Dallas Mavericks, celebrates his game-winning three-point basket with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in overtime of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. (31) during the first quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, left, drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)NextShow Caption1 of 31Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, left, drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)ExpandLike a player raising his hand after a whistle, volunteering to be assessed the foul, Paul George did his best Sunday to take ownership of his role in the Clippers’ current predicament — which could be remembered as but a blip if they can collect themselves and get on through to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs as they’re expected to.For now, the 2-2 split in their series with the Dallas Mavericks feels burdensome, as the Clippers — listless for long spells in Sunday’s 135-133 overtime loss — know they have work to do. That includes George, who is well aware his shooting is an area desperately needing improvement.For the third consecutive game, the pride of Palmdale had a tough time scoring Sunday, when he was held to nine points and shot 3 for 14 and 1 for 7 from 3-point range. That extended a three-game drought in which he’s just 10 for 47 (21.2%) from the field and 4 for 27 (14.8%) from deep — well off of his season averages of 43.9% and 41.2%, respectively.“If I make shots, this series could be a little different,” George said via Zoom videoconference. “And that’s the obvious, of course. That’s what it just comes down to … I’m gettin’ looks, gettin’ shots, the floor is open, the defenders aren’t great, but I’m just having a hard time finding the ball through right now.” Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum If gone get the story get it right all I ask, no one spoke wit me to do anything I approach him and cleared the air from all the outside nonsense that was being said. Nothing but respect for Luka he understood the heat of the battle and he said it didn’t bother him only RESPECT https://t.co/MOKlkT3CAH— Montrezl Harrell (@MONSTATREZZ) August 23, 2020last_img read more

Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell rests in consolation summer league game

first_img“We’re looking for him to be really aggressive,” Robertson said. “For him, the more reps you can get with his spacing and level of physicality, the better off you will be.”Crisis avertedThe pain seemed immediately evident as Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. landed on the court with a loud thud. The ominous signs continued when Nance needed ice to treat a right wrist he believed was broken. Nance’s fears, however, did not turn into a nightmare. An MRI taken on Friday showed that Nance has a sprained right wrist without any fracture or ligament damage. Rookie forward Zach Auguste started in place of Nance against Utah. With the Lakers listing Nance as day-to-day, though, it appears likely he will report to training camp in late September fully healthy. Nance took a hard fall in the waning seconds of the Lakers’ loss to Cleveland on Thursday. Nance then had X-rays that indicated a probable fracture. But Nance traveled to Los Angeles to visit Lakers physician Dr. Steve Lombardo and hand specialist Dr. Steve Shin of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic on Friday for further clarity. Nonetheless, Nance’s injury sparks uncertainty to what degree it could compromise his offseason regimen. Nance, who the Lakers selected 27th overall in the 2015 NBA draft, hoped to further develop his mid-range jumper and 3-point shot. He only attempted six shots from 3-point range and made 2 of them, partly because he did not want to force those shots. He also planned to spend the rest of the summer improving his shot. The Lakers’ second-year forward had already shown growth in summer league with his dependable energy plays, averaging 9.0 points on 48.1 percent shooting and 7.8 rebounds through four games. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “D’Angelo looks pretty polished,” said Lakers assistant Theo Robertson, who served as the team’s coach on Friday. “We’re going to continue to work with him and play him in a style that we feel is best for this team. But he certainly was really good out here in moving the ball and making plays.”Yet, the Lakers have an extensive bucket list for Russell to address. He averaged more turnovers (five) than assists (four), though the coaching staff has expressed support for his aggressive style. Russell also became ball-dominant, including a second-half stretch in Thursday’s loss to Cleveland where he missed all 10 of his shot attempts. “We’re showing him areas where he can improve,” Robertson said. “When he gets into the paint and he has four or five guys collapsing on the ball, he’s a phenomenal passer. So we’re trying to reinforce the point that he can make plays for others. That gets himself going and then can use his ability to generate good offense for the team.”The Lakers will monitor that later. On Friday, more of the focus centered on rookie forward Brandon Ingram, who is also on the U.S. men’s select team. The No. 2 pick scored 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting, a sharp improvement from his five points per game average on a 31-6 percent clip in the previous four games. center_img LAS VEGAS >> Like the end of any trip here, sometimes it becomes a better idea just to rest. This did not entail abstaining from prolonging any fun at the casinos or nightclubs. Instead, Lakers second-year guard D’Angelo Russell sat out of the team’s 92-88 consolation loss to the Utah Jazz on Friday at Thomas & Mack Center. The outcome bore even less significance than when the Lakers (3-2) won their first three summer-league games here. So instead of stepping on the court to exert his scoring dominance, Russell sat before gearing up for the U.S. Select team, which practices next week from Monday through Friday. Russell also had little to prove after averaging a team-leading 21.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting, which ranked seventh overall in summer league. Meanwhile, the Lakers wanted an extra look at guard Xavier Munford, who played 14 games last season with the Memphis Grizzlies. last_img read more

Howard County man who was fugitive pleads not guilty to federal firearms charges

first_imgCEDAR RAPIDS — A Howard County man classified at one point as a “dangerous fugitive” by federal officials has pleaded not guilty to federal firearms possession charges.62-year-old Michael Strain of Lime Springs was indicted eight years ago on two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms. He was accused of possessing 13 various rifles, shotguns and pistols between November 2010 and July 2011 after being convicted of possessing explosives and contempt of court.United States Marshals arrested Strain at a remote ranch on Native American land in Montana earlier this month. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had listed Strain on their list of 15 “most wanted” fugitives.Officials say Strain is part of the “sovereign citizen” movement. The FBI describes the movement as “domestic terrorists” who say they “don’t have to answer to any government authority, including courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments, or law enforcement.”Strain has pleaded not guilty to the firearms possession charges. His trial is scheduled to start on September 16 in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.last_img read more