Laborer stabs co-worker

first_imgAccording to the police, Libore andSerrano were having a drinking session around 12:10 a.m. on Saturday. Liboreallegedly stab Serrano using a broken bottle after a heated argument ensuedbetween them. It was not immediately established what triggered thealtercation. Antonio Serrano of Barangay Mambot,Balasan, Iloilo sustained bruises and lacerations on his left arm, police said.He already received treatment. Serrano’s co-worker Bernie Libore, 25,of Barangay Jerusalem, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental was tagged suspect. ILOILO City – A 26-year-old laborer was woundedafter he got stabbed in Barangay Ticud, La Paz district. Libore was caught and detained in thelockup cell of the La Paz police station, facing charges./PNlast_img read more

Usain Bolt

first_imgA recent picture of Usain Bolt winning the 100 meter dash in the World Championships this summer, showed Bolt finishing slightly ahead of his 4 American pursuers.  What caught my eye in this S.I. picture was the fact that the two closest Americans to Bolt were both looking over their shoulders to see where Bolt was.In a race where winning margins are fractions of a second, anything you do to slow your body down is going to be major.  This practice had to add a fraction of a second to each runner because when the head turns so do the shoulders.  Just this slight movement is enough to break the rhythm of the run.  Kids in junior high should be taught to run through the line before you do any looking, slowing down, or celebrating.I am not sure if anyone could have beaten Bolt, but looking for him sure didn’t help.last_img read more

Benjamin M. Oglesby, age 38

first_imgBenjamin M. Oglesby, age 38, of Brookville, Indiana died suddenly, Sunday, January 31, 2016 in the Emergency Department at Fayette Regional Health System in Connersville, Indiana.Born August 11, 1977 in Hamilton, Ohio he was the son of Randy “Rogue” Oglesby & Katherine (Schmid) McGlothlin. On July 5, 2000 he was united in marriage to the former Jennifer Jackson, and she survives.He was a graduate of Franklin County High School with the class of 1995, where he played soccer and had served as team Captain his senior year. In his leisure time he enjoyed golf, classic cars, particularly his 1972 Chevy Truck; and spending time with his family & friends.Ben was employed at Belden in Richmond, Indiana for over 16 years.Besides Jennifer, his wife of nearly 16 years, survivors include two sons, Austin Oglesby and Michael Oglesby both of Brookville; four brothers, Andrew Oglesby of Blooming Grove, Indiana, Matthew Shelton of Indianapolis, Indiana, Austin Shelton of Union, Kentucky and Zachary Oglesby of Cincinnati, Ohio; his mother, Katherine McGlothlin of Batesville, Indiana; his maternal grandmother, Martha Schmid of Brookville, Indiana; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his father Randy “Rogue” Oglesby who died May 14, 2014, his step-father, Jeffrey Shelton who died February 23, 2015; his paternal grandparents, Rollie & Millie Oglesby; and his maternal grandfather, Frank Schmid.Family & friends may visit from 4 till 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville.Rev. Curtis Bond will officiate the Private Funeral Services at the convenience of the family. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Oglesby family to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

A Call for More Diversity in the Nation’s Parks

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service nears, a coalition of civil rights and conservation groups is calling for public lands to be more inclusive over the next century.The coalition has started a petition urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to make public lands more diverse.Maite Arce, president of the Hispanic Access Foundation, says the coalition has the legacy of public lands in mind with this petition.“Our work here as a coalition is to challenge this president, and also our next president, to really embrace a vision for the next century of conservation that focuses on the importance of national parks and public lands for all Americans, with emphasis on all,” she states.Indiana has three National Park Service units – the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City, Indiana Dunes on the south shore of Lake Michigan and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes – as well as more than two dozen state parks.Arce says hiring a diverse workforce in the parks, in order to hear from diverse voices, is key to making public lands more inclusive.“There’s always been for many years a discussion about the difficulty in reaching diverse communities, but without those individuals working on these lands and for our parks, it’s really going to be difficult to develop programming that reaches and engages different populations,” she stresses.Shantha Ready Alonso is the executive director of Creation Justice Ministries, an environmental justice group that represents major Christian denominations. She maintains there should be more protections for the sacred parts of public lands.“Right now, too many places where there are petroglyphs, or we know that there are graves, are being ravaged and disturbed because they’re under-protected and under-recognized,” she points out. “We would like to see more reverence for those types of places.”last_img read more

Florida Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez Explains ‘Safe-at-home’

first_imgMonday Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ordered south Florida residents to stay “safe at home.” What does this order mean? Are residents of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties ordered to “stay and home?” No, according to Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez who told 850WFTL that the “safe at home order” still allows residents to leave their homes to make essential trips to the pharmacy, grocery store and gas station without facing any legal consequences. People can also go outside to exercise or walk as long as they don’t do it in groups.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Lt-Governor-Safer-at-Home.mp3The order also means that non-essential businesses must close displacing thousands of workers. Nuñez stresses that residents must adhere to the safe at home order because this is a serious health crisis. Nuñez adds that those 65 and older are definitely safer at home.In fact, now the CDC is now considering suggesting that everyone wear a protective mask when leaving home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Earlier, the CDC suggested that only the sick should wear a mask, but it is believed that thousands of people are shedding the virus, but have no symptoms. These people especially need to wear a protective mask.The CDC is finally considering recommending all Americans to wear masks in public https://t.co/E9aLbx4L9H— Jack M. Posobiec, IWO (@JackPosobiec) March 31, 2020 Listen to entire interview with Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez here.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Lt-Gov-Nunez-interview-3-31-20.mp3What is the difference between a “safe at home” and “stay at home order”?last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— Indiana University has put its voluntary football workouts on hold after six participants tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Athletic department protocols require each person with a positive test to self-isolate until further notice as contract tracing begins. Anyone deemed to be in close contact with someone who has tested positive also will be quarantined. School officials say the pause will not impact voluntary workouts for other teams on campus. Players in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey are all participating in voluntary workouts in Bloomington.— There will be fans in the massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. Sunday’s race will be the first major sporting event in Texas in more than four months to allow spectators. It could be one of the largest gatherings of any kind in the state since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Just how many show up on a hot day with the virus still raging is another question. A state-approved plan would allow 50% capacity Sunday at the track with about 135,000 seats. But the crowd is expected to be more similar to what was at Bristol this week for NASCAR’s All-Star race. Around 20,000 fans were at that race.— USA Diving has canceled the junior world trials after deciding not to send a team to the FINA world championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization cited four reasons for making its decision — the health and safety of coaches and athletes, the inability to adequately train because of closed facilities, international travel restrictions and other national federations already announcing they wouldn’t compete.— The NHRA has revised its schedule yet again, postponing its next two stops until further notice while adding a fourth race in the Indianapolis area. Series officials announced that the events scheduled for Morrison. Colorado, on Aug. 7-9 and Brainerd, Minnesota, on Aug. 14-16 will not take place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indianapolis event replaces Morrison on the schedule and will host its third consecutive event with limited spectators, from Aug. 6-9. Qualifying will be broadcast by FS1 with the final round of eliminations airing on FOX. Indy also is scheduled to hold INDYCAR-IOWA — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has confirmed that Eric Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19, and remains cautiously optimistic the veteran point guard will be ready for the restart of the season. The coach’s comments came one day after multiple reports indicated that Bledsoe said he had tested positive but was asymptomatic. The Bucks, who have an NBA-leading 53-12 record, face the Boston Celtics on July 31 in their first game since the pandemic-imposed hiatus began in mid-March. — The first exhibition games of the NBA restart will go a little more quickly than usual. The NBA is tweaking the rules for those initial matchups, going with 10-minute quarters instead of the usual 12 minutes. The change is for several reasons. One is to avoid taxing players’ bodies after they went more than four months without games. Also, some teams don’t have their full rosters at Walt Disney World yet because of coronavirus and other issues.— The NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference has suspended all athletic competitions, including football, through Nov. 30. The league, which has teams in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska, said schools will be able to make individual decisions on organized practice activities, but no outside competition will be permitted. The GNAC said it intends to make a decision on competitions beyond Nov. 30 by mid-October. The league also said it’s exploring options for fall sports to have a season, including the possibility of playing in the spring.— The University of Michigan and Michigan State have announced has positive COVID-19 tests. Michigan says 121 tests were conducted those days on athletes, coaches and staff with four positives. To date, the athletic department has reported 635 tests with eight positives. All the positive tests have been on athletes. Michigan State announced it conducted testing on 38 athletes Monday, with three positives. None of the three people had taken part in workouts in the last two weeks. Three additional athletes will need to quarantine for 14 days, since they are roommates of the positive individuals. There were also 27 athletic department staff members who were tested July 13, with one person testing positive. The school said the staff member does not work with the programs back on campus and had no exposure to athletes.— Arizona has three positive coronavirus tests among 83 football players still on campus for voluntary offseason workouts. Two were asymptomatic and all three entered department protocols for self-isolation. Arizona has performed 366 test encounters including PCR, antigen and antibody testing among the players already on campus before the school paused bringing additional student-athletes to campus earlier this month. None of the 28 staff members who have been on campus to support voluntary workouts have tested positive while on campus. — Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Baltimore Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston on July 24. Smith says he never had any symptoms and feels “great.” Outfielder Anthony Santander also missed the start of camp because of a positive test. He reported on Tuesday. Smith tested positive when camp opened early this month. He is expected to be a starter for the rebuilding Orioles, who are coming off two straight 100-loss seasons.— Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going on the 45-day injured list because of a strained right forearm. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Saturday that the right-hander doesn’t need surgery and could return at the end of this abbreviated season. But this move obviously means he won’t be pitching much this year, if at all. This is the final year of Zimmermann’s contract with Detroit. He went 1-13 with a 6.91 ERA last year and has struggled to stay healthy while with the Tigers. He has a 5.61 ERA in four seasons with Detroit.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNFL tells teams training camps will open on timeUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time. Major League Baseball needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The team had previously been given clearance by city and provincial governments to play regular-season games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre but needed approval from Canada’s federal government.In a statement, Canada’s immigration minister said the government determined that the cross-border travel required for regular-season play “would not adequately protect Canadians’ health and safety.”The team’s alternate site for home games is its training facility in Florida, one of the states hardest-hit by the virus. Players have said they preferred to play in Toronto.In other MLB news:— Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for Thursday’s season opener after missing much of preseason camp because of a positive coronavirus test. LeMahieu finally reported to camp this week after testing positive at his home in Michigan last month. The three-time All-Star said it was “shocking” to get the result because he had no symptoms. The 32-year-old took the test because he wanted to be sure he didn’t have COVID-19 before visiting his father. LeMahieu, a three-time Gold Glove winner, participated in his first practice Friday and isn’t sure if he can get up to speed before New York opens at Washington. Associated Press League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28.The league and the NFL Players Association are still discussing testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols. Union leadership expressed several concerns in a 90-minute conference call with reporters Friday.However, under the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL can impose report dates.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp. Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed. The 23-year-old Jones became the second NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview. Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews also revealed his positive test. July 18, 2020 Pagenaud snaps Ganassi streak with IndyCar win at IowaNEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Simon Pagenaud’s (see-MOHN’ PA’-zheh-nohz) worst-to-first run capped a wild opening night to IndyCar’s doubleheader at Iowa Speedway.The former series champion, who was unable to qualify because of a fuel pressure issue, managed to stretch his tires and take advantage of a unique pit strategy — and a little bit of luck — to get to the lead. Pagenaud then held off series leader Scott Dixon through the final laps Friday night to end Chip Ganassi Racing’s four-race winning streak.Pagenaud went from 23rd to first, but Dixon was just as impressive. He started 17th before finishing second.Pagenaud won for the 15th time in the series, and first since Toronto last season. The 36-year-old Frenchman gave Team Penske its third Iowa win in four races. Alexandrovskaya was born in Russia but in 2016 obtained Australian citizenship and competed for her adopted country in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics with skating partner Harley Windsor. The pair won the 2017 world junior title.Windsor, Australia’s first Indigenous athlete to compete at a Winter Olympics, said he was “devastated” by the news.Alexandrovskaya retired from the sport in February after sustaining several injuries. Update on the latest sports Two mid-race wrecks set the stage for the conclusion — and drove home the value of IndyCar’s new aeroscreen.The first occurred when Will Power’s left front wheel came off his car, sending him into the wall and the tire bounding within feet of his head. The second occurred on the aborted restart, when Colton Herta’s car catapulted over Rinus VeeKay, missing the rookie’s head by inches but destroying the new safety device added by IndyCar this season.F1-HUNGARIAN GPHamilton takes Hungarian GP pole position ahead of BottasBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on Saturday to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s Hamilton’s second straight pole this season and record-extending 90th of his Formula One career. He was .107 seconds quicker than Bottas and .93 faster than Racing Point driver Lance Stroll.Hamilton has won seven times at the Hungaroring and the veteran British driver needs one more to equal F1 great Michael Schumacher’s single-track record of eight wins, when the French GP was held at Magny-Cours.RUSSIA-FIGURE SKATER DEATHFormer world junior skating champion Alexandrovskaya diesSYDNEY (AP) — Former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died. The Australian Olympic Committee says the 20-year-old died Friday in Moscow. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSCanada won’t give Blue Jays exemption to play in TorontoUNDATED (AP) — The Canadian government has turned down the Blue Jays’ request for an exemption that would have allowed them to play regular-season games in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. The team was informed of the decision Saturday in a phone call.last_img read more

Joey Sankey overcomes difficulties of collegiate recruiting, becomes all-time points leader at North Carolina

first_imgJoey Sankey spent thousands of hours playing lacrosse in the small backyard of his twin home in Warminster, Pennsylvania.Every day, he’d play with his older brother, Ryan Sankey, for about 40 minutes until Ryan got bored, then he’d spend another hour or two practicing by himself.Sankey played so much that the grass was constantly torn up in his backyard. He ripped shot after shot on goal to the point that the neighboring house was covered in dents and his neighbor started stealing his lacrosse balls.“I would just be out there with my dog,” Sankey said. “I would shoot and she would chase it and I would have to get the ball back from her. It was a fun time.”Sankey, though, never expected the success he’d eventually receive. His dream didn’t extend past Salisbury, a small Division III school in Maryland. Instead, North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi took a chance on a player that most Division I coaches weren’t interested in because of his small stature.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSankey’s used his stick skills and gritty play to become the all-time career points leader at UNC. He’s been motivated and pushed by his father to help overcome his 5-foot-5 stature.And when he and the No. 2 Tar Heels (12-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) take the field against No. 4 Syracuse (9-2, 2-2) on Friday at 8 p.m. at PPL Park in the first round of the ACC tournament, Sankey will only be adding to his surprising career.“I was one of the few teams that looked at him and felt like he could make an impact,” Breschi said. “… He’s been tremendous for us for the past four years.”Sankey started playing lacrosse in first grade. But as with every other sport, he played with Ryan on a team two years above his age group, coached by his dad.His dad was tough on him, and so were his brothers. After any bad game, Sankey’s dad reminded him of his performance during the car ride home and at the dinner table. He and his brothers, one two years older and the other eight years older, would sometimes get into fights.“Both of them could still kick my ass, but I definitely had to try and get as tough as I could from them,” Sankey said.Sankey idolized former Syracuse star Mikey Powell, trying to imitate his moves from highlight reels posted to YouTube.Eventually Sankey’s neighbors complained to his parents about the dents in their home and Sankey’s dad bought a batting cage for Sankey to shoot in. As he got older, Sankey needed to shoot farther away from the net, so he cut one side off the batting cage and was able to shoot from anywhere in his yard.“There was a lot of pressure to not be known as the coach’s son who’s just on the team because he’s the coach’s son,” Sankey said. “I was always really conscious of that and never wanted people to think that I got anything just because of my dad.”People questioned Sankey’s size and fragility, but when he played well against a team with D-I committed lacrosse players at a club tournament during his freshman season, he realized D-III wasn’t his ceiling.The public high school by Sankey’s house didn’t have a lacrosse team, so he attended William Penn Charter (Pennsylvania), a private school with a highly rated lacrosse team.When Sankey arrived at UNC, he looked at the players in front of him, including now-Syracuse senior Nicky Galasso, and wasn’t convinced he could find playing time.“I definitely questioned myself,” Sankey said. “… I was a little doubtful of whether I could do it or not.”In scout team practice, Sankey impressed, grabbing passes and scoring behind the back in midair, before earning a spot on the field.“Even guys like Jack McBride who was already a two-time All-American would stop and watch,” UNC attack Jimmy Bitter said.Now three years later, Sankey’s second on the team with 60 points and has 217 in his career. Everything he’s been able to accomplish goes back to his early years of playing lacrosse and the hours he dedicated in his backyard.Said Sankey: “I think that definitely made me the player I am today.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

GHALCA G6: Kotoko draw with Ashgold to seal final berth against Aduana

first_imgAsante Kotoko sailed through to the final of the GHALCA organized First Trust G6 tournament after sharing honours with the league champions Ashgold at the Essipong Sports Stadium, Sekondi.Kwame Boateng first half goal for Asante Kotoko was cancelled in added time by Isaac Amoah for Ashanti Gold in an evening of beautiful football from both sidesThe Porcupine Warriors dominated their regional rivals Ashgold in the first 45 minutes and scored the only goal of the half through Kwame Boateng in the 20 minute, after capitalizing on a blunder by Desmond Agbekpornu.The Miners back from recess piled pressure on the Porcupine warriors, but wasted the numerous free kicks that came their way and Eric Ofori Antwi also provided them the shield in post to deny the champions from scoring.Kotoko also came into the game and could have punished Ashgold on the break, but Fatau Dauda also demonstrated good goalkeeping to save his side.The woes of Ashgold was compounded when Augustine Sefah was sent off for foul play and just as everybody thought the game was ending in a 1-0 in favour  of Kotoko that Isaac Amoah outmuscled Edwin Frimpong Manso to snatch the  equalizer for the league champions with 2 minutes into injury time. Aduana Stars have qualified for the final of the ongoing First Trust G6 tourney after thrashing Medeama SC 3-0 on Saturday at the Essipong Sports StadiumThe Dormaa based club went into the game targeting the three points while the Mauve and Yellows needed only a point to get them to the final of the competition.Although Medeama dominated play in the first half, the Dormaa boys fetched the opener in the 20th minute mark through former Asante Kotoko player Yaya Mohammed.The Tarkwa based club had the opportunity to pull even but Francis Addo squandered the penalty to give Aduana Stars a big sigh of relief. From the recess, Medeama SC opened fire on their opponent as they dominated play but they fluffed the chances they created with Aduana’s shot stopper Joseph Addo being the outstanding player on the field.As Medeama thought they were close to getting the equalizer, they got stunned when substitute Nana Yaw Afriyie in the 78th minute mark doubled the “Ogya lads” lead and late in the game Yaya Mohamed made it three, which was his brace on the day.Aduana Stars are now in the final and they will be waiting for the winner in the Asante Kotoko and Ashanti Gold game.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Without LeBron James, Lakers fizzle against Rockets

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Before the game, Coach Frank Vogel described a new starting lineup with Davis at center, Kuzma at power forward and Quinn Cook at point guard as something he “wanted to play around with” after the Lakers’ last loss to the Rockets on Feb. 6. But regular center JaVale McGee was also inactive via a coaching decision, and he cheered from the bench while wearing sweatpants and sandals.The team also had a goal to give Markieff Morris, Dion Waiters and J.R. Smith more foothold with their new teammates. While they certainly played more minutes, it was arguable how valuable those minutes were: They combined for just 4 for 17 shooting.Talen Horton-Tucker, a little-used rookie from Iowa State, earned his first NBA points and finished with 10.Vogel said while his team is shooting the lowest percentage of any of the 22 bubble teams from 3-point range, he believed that a regression to the mean is coming.“I do believe in percentages, I do believe in guys trusting in the work they’re putting in,” he said. “The law of averages plays out. And I’m OK getting all these misses out of the way now.” “They want you to shoot turnarounds,” Kuzma said of the Rockets, “they want you to shoot threes because they’re small, and you just got to pound them inside. It worked for us, but not enough.”Rather than reversing their chilly 3-point shooting trend, the Lakers largely ignored it. They had a 13-minute stretch where they attempted none at all. This was a considerable concession to the Rockets, who knocked down 21 of their 57 attempts from distance.The game was its most interesting during a five-minute stretch that saw the Lakers on a 10-0 run that tightened the game to 94-87. But Harden broke the Rockets out of the jam with a contested run to the rim, and then three unanswered 3-pointers later, the rally was over.The Lakers said James was out with right groin soreness, which has periodically flared up throughout the last year-and-a-half, but has also served as a go-to explanation for an abundance of caution, especially on back-to-backs. Alex Caruso also missed the game with neck soreness. During a hard fall on Wednesday night against the Thunder, Caruso appeared to grab his neck and wince with discomfort.The James-Caruso duo, the Lakers’ chief table-setters, were sorely missed as possessions were often one-man affairs, or wound up with turnovers. The Lakers finished with 24 turnovers to just 18 assists.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersPreviousThe Los Angeles Lakers kneel during the national anthem before an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Houston Rockets guard James Harden, center, passes the ball while defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, and forward Anthony Davis, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green (14) shoots in front of Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHouston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles while defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green (14) blocks the shot of Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Houston Rockets forward Ben McLemore, right, fouls Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) who makes a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, leaps to shoot while defended by Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, center top, gestures to his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker (5) shoots in front of Houston Rockets guard Chris Clemons (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)The Los Angeles Lakers kneel during the national anthem before an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) holds the ball while defended by Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) takes a backward shot against the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, center, reacts before an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)The Los Angeles Lakers kneel during the national anthem before an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Houston Rockets guard James Harden, center, passes the ball while defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, and forward Anthony Davis, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)NextShow Caption1 of 13Houston Rockets guard James Harden, center, passes the ball while defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, and forward Anthony Davis, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)Expand“Offensively, we haven’t been great,” Danny Green said. “Everybody knows that.”Rockets guard James Harden starred even without backcourt mate Russell Westbrook (right quad contusion), skating into the lane with relative ease and splashing five 3-pointers. Harden finished with a game-high 39 points and 12 assists.The Lakers attempted to funnel their aggression into the lane, outscoring small-ball Houston in the paint 58-30. But while Anthony Davis muscled his way inside for 17 points and 12 rebounds, he also was swarmed, giving up seven turnovers without James to draw away defensive attention.Davis did not speak to the media following the game.Kyle Kuzma, who was in the starting lineup, finished with a team-best 21 points on 8-for-16 shooting to continue a good stretch of play in the bubble. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — There might come a time when Rockets-Lakers is a playoff series, pitting some of the NBA’s most vibrant stars and two extremely divergent basketball philosophies at odds.Thursday’s game between those teams offered very little insight into what that matchup might look like.Without LeBron James or any discernible sense of cohesion, the Lakers lost a 113-97 match to Houston that brought them closer to the playoffs, but no closer to the team they want to be when the postseason arrives.While the Lakers have talked about trying to sharpen their play in the remaining seeding games, they haven’t built confidence with a 2-3 record in the restart: The Lakers finished Thursday’s game just 2 for 19 from deep, their worst mark yet in five games.last_img read more

“I only had three days to decide whether to sign for Madrid or Barça”

first_imgBut the transfer to Madrid, at just 18 years old, was not easy for Vini. The 45 million euros it cost were a backpack that took time to take off. “I had to make everyone forget about the price. It was one of the hardest parts, more than just playing regularly.“recalls the attacker. For that, playing continuously, he also had to row upstream. He came to a team in which his coach, Julen Lopetegui, did not consider him an immediate performance asset.” He lacks cooking, “said the Vinicius himself, upon learning about Lopetegui’s plans, who offered to play for Castilla in Second B. With the subsidiary, he scored four goals in 428 minutes, in which he showed glimpses of future crack. He left with his team. But Lopetegui kept him in the train. The firing of the Spaniard and the arrival of Solari opened the sky for him. The Argentine embraced Vini as a solution to a gray season and responded, although with more daring and impudence that I succeed. With Lopetegui he played only 42 minutes in two games (without goals or goals); with Solari, 2,038 in 31 games (seven goals and 13 assists). “Fortunately, I played many games in my first season. Now I have passed 50 games with Real Madrid: few players succeed at such a young age …” Now, after an irregular start with Zidane, he has once again become Madrid’s hope. On March 1, Vinicius faced Barça at the Bernabéu and scored his first goal. Somewhat paved the way for Real Madrid to win (2-0), but the story could have been different. The Brazilian, 16 years old, had a pre-agreement with the Catalan club that was broken when Madrid appeared on the scene. The player remembered those days in the magazine FourFourTwo, in an interview that will be published in the April edition but of which there is already a preview on its website. The signing of Vinicius by the Concha Espina club began to cook in 2017, in the South American U-17. “It was just after coming back from the South American in Chile. There were already rumors in the press, but I never believed them. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona put offers on the table and I only had three days to make my decision. I always wanted to play for the best club, so that’s why I chose Real. “Barça had him tied up. He even used Neymar, who telephoned the young man to persuade him to wear the Barça shirt. But a week after reaching that preliminary agreement, Wagner Ribeiro, a well-known representative at the Bernabéu offices and a partner of TFM, Vinicius’s agency, offered it to Madrid. The pulse ended with the Brazilian from Flamengo dressed in white for 45 million. “My parents visited both clubs and they liked it more. It combined what I wanted, and I felt that their project was better for me. I saw that they gave many minutes to younger players, like me, and they were having an outstanding moment of success in the Champions League at the time. “last_img read more