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Alves’ 6 for 1 stuns, as Demerara run roughshod over President’s XI at Bourda

first_img… Berbice wreck Essequibo by 10 wicketsBy Clifton Ross DEMERARA top-order batsman Joshua Alves fell for a duck, but returned to capture mind-boggling figures of 6-1, as they inflicted a 117-run loss on President’s XI, to wrap up Round 3 of the GCB/Dave West Indian Imports U-15 Inter-county tournament. It was a truly lopsided affair at Bourda ground as President’s XI, fresh off a win in Round 2, were stunned by spinners Alves, who accounted for majority of the top-order on his way to 6 wickets, and Riyad Latif who chipped in with stingy figures of 3 for 4.Demerara made 163 in their 50 overs thanks to Romeo Deonarine (20) and top-scorer Hemraj Harriprashad (29); who stood out as the primary run-getters in the innings.A combined effort from captain Stephon Sankar (2-18) and his deputy Tulsiram Ramkarran (3-29), kept a tight leash on the Demerara boys. Completely opposite to the approach in the last round, Alves removed the top four President’s XI batsmen for scores under 10, as no batsman managed double digits, in a pretty shabby batting display.The top-scorer Daniel Mohabir was removed for 9 runs by Latif, leaving Alves to claim two more scalps and Deonarine (1-0) putting the final nail in the coffin as Demerara romped to victory. At Lusignan, Berbice continued their dominance as they dismantled Essequibo by 10 wickets after successfully ending on 44-0 chasing 43 for victory.Vincent Bruce hit 14 but no other batter managed double digits, as the young spin wizard Salim Khan snared 7 wickets while his partner in crime, Matthew Pottaya claimed 3 wickets in a clinical effort.Berbice captain and opener Rampertab Ramnauth continued his run-fest, scoring 19 not out while Nyron Hicks (4*) held his wicket as extras did the rest to see them home. The final round bowls off tomorrow.last_img read more

LeBron James, Lonzo Ball take the night off for Lakers; could return together Wednesday

first_imgJames sat with a similar timeframe in mind. The Lakers have played every other night since their preseason opener in San Diego. While James has yet to play in the second half of any game, Walton thought it would be wise to find a spot for him to rest.“I think it’s been going on 11-12 days with a double-day in there, and he’s been great,” he said. “So it’s more of just, look, we’ve got to be ready for the regular season. Same idea. Tomorrow is off too and he already went and got a workout in at the facility this morning. So it’s more just making sure that when the regular season starts, we’re peaking.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut the team has also slow-played Ball’s rehabilitation from offseason knee surgery, holding him out of all preseason games so far despite saying he’s a full participant in practice. Walton said the timing of Wednesday’s game, when Ball will have two days off then be able to practice twice beforehand, was better suited to how the Lakers want to handle his recovery.“He’s close – and again, it’s just us playing it safe right now,” Walton said. “We have tomorrow off. So it’s a nice two-day rest where he can just get treatment and then we got two days of solid practice before the next game. So it just felt like the right thing to do. So, he’s getting real close.”Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img OFFICIATING STRUGGLESAfter racking up 25 fouls against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, the Lakers are still struggling with the new officiating emphasis on freedom of movement. Walton acknowledged as much before Saturday’s game.“I know across the league that’s a common theme right now,” he said. “But we have to control our camp and what we do. If they’re calling fouls, we have to adjust to that and play better, show our hands better. And we will – guys want to.”While the Lakers have had practice officials in practice, Walton said the coaching staff tends to direct them to call more closely or less closely depending on what the Lakers want to see. In a more physical practice, fewer fouls are called at Walton’s direction.What’s left is more film study, Walton said, and wrapping their heads around the new reality in the NBA: Putting hands on opponents will be called more often.CALDWELL-POPE STARTINGThe Lakers made a non-rest related change to the starting lineup, putting Kentavious Caldwell-Pope back in at shooting guard over Josh Hart. Walton said it had little to do with Hart’s performance in his last two games, both as a starter, but more mixing up the rotations.“Again, just looking at different groups together,” he said. “And one of our themes this year is it doesn’t matter who’s starting. Everyone’s gonna play a role. Everyone’s gonna help us win. Everyone’s gonna finish games for us depending on how we’re games are going.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, speaks with center Ivica Zubac during a timeout in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lance Stephenson #6 uses a screen from Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers as Tyrone Wallace #9 of the LA Clippers defends during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley reach for a pass intended for Ingram during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, front, drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat grabs onto his jersey during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, falls to the ground after being tripped up by Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers calls a play during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, right, attempts a shot while Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace, left, and forward Mike Scott defend during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram vie for a rebound during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers defends against Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles upcourt during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Boban Marjanovic #51 and Johnathan Motley #15 of the LA Clippers rebound a loose ball during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores past the defense of Wesley Johnson #33 of the LA Clippers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers knocks the ball loose from Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 and Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers defend against JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Isaac Bonga #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass as Mike Scott #30 of the LA Clippers defends during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers controls the ball against Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles past Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a foul call during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers dribbles past Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Kyle Kuzma #0 and Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers battles Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers for a loose ball during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Sindarius Thornwell #0 of the LA Clippers dribbles past Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Jerome Robinson #10 of the LA Clippers dribbles upcourt as Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers dribbles into Josh Hart #3 and Michael Beasley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers lunges for a loose ball as Michael Beasley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers directs his team during the first half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers looks on during the first half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers dribbles into JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers lays up past JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers dribbles past JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, attempts a shot while Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, and guard Avery Bradley defend during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers looks on during the first half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts to a play while sitting on the bench during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley, right, attempts a shot as Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, shoots while Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace defends after being fouled by center Marcin Gortat during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, loses the ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, center, and center JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, goes up for a shot in front of Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Jerome Robinson, center, goes up for a shot past Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, right, while forward Johnathan Williams defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, front, goes up for a shot past Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell, right, goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee throws the ball into the basket during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game ahead of Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, drives to the basket while Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, right, speaks with guard Rajon Rondo during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, attempts a shot while Los Angeles Lakers forward Michael Beasley defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, handles the ball past Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James handles the basketball during a time out against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, attempts a shot under pressure by Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton yells to his team during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee reacts during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris attempts a free throw during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley, right, handles the ball as Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, left, handles the ball while under pressure by Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, handles the ball while Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, shoots while Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, right, reaches for a pass from Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, speaks with center Ivica Zubac during a timeout in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lance Stephenson #6 uses a screen from Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers as Tyrone Wallace #9 of the LA Clippers defends during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 63ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lance Stephenson #6 uses a screen from Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers as Tyrone Wallace #9 of the LA Clippers defends during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandANAHEIM — For LeBron James, it was his first game night off this preseason. For Lonzo Ball, it was his fourth.But Coach Luke Walton said he expects both to be available Wednesday in Las Vegas, when the Lakers play the Golden State Warriors – setting up James and Ball to play together for the first time as teammates.“That’s one of the things I still need to see that we haven’t had is what lineups look like when both of those guys are playing,” Walton said. “I’m excited and hopeful, but again, we’re going to take it day by day. If any setbacks or whatnot, then we won’t rush it, again. But I would expect Wednesday that happens.”The Lakers have talked excitedly about that possibility since James signed in July: Along with Rajon Rondo, having James and Ball on the floor at the same time could help the team become the best ball-movers in the league. All three were among the top 10 in the league in assists per game last year, and all three are seen as catalysts for the fast-break style the Lakers want to play. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more

U.S. Open 2019: Tiger Woods refuses to blame pain as cold weather triggers issues

first_imgHowever, the Masters champion allayed any fears during his post-round news conference, telling reporters: “When it’s cold like this everything is achy. It’s just part of the deal.”It’s been like that for years. The forces have to go somewhere. And if they’re not in the lower back, they’re in the neck, and if not, they’re in the mid-back and if not they go to the knee. You name it.”Birdie at the last.@TigerWoods is even through 54 holes.pic.twitter.com/ljeAnlOocQ— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 15, 2019Asked if his neck impacted any shots, Woods replied: “Yeah, it does. As I say my back impacts every shot I play, it’s just part of the deal.”Woods refused to use it as an excuse, adding: “I’ve had my chances to post good rounds today, this week. Today was a perfect example, I fought back and if I was able to clean up my rounds the first two days, I would be closer to the lead than I am now.”It was another difficult day for Woods, who had five bogeys to go with five birdies as he posted his third consecutive round in the 70s.Woods’ putter got him in trouble on the front nine after missing a putt for par at the seventh and then another for birdie at the eighth, which put him 1 over at the turn. But he did make some nice putts, like the one at the fifth hole, which was part of his lone set of back-to-back birdies for the day.”I got off to an awful start, and clawed it around, but still gave myself a chance for tomorrow, which is positive,” Woods said. “And we’ll see what the weather forecast is for tomorrow.”There are a lot of guys ahead of me right now. Seems like everyone is doing what I was supposed to do earlier which is play 2- to 4-under par through the first seven. We’ll see what they do coming in. I was playing with An Byeong-hun today and he played a hell of a round today. Missed the ball in the correct spots and that’s what you have to do in this space.” Tiger Woods felt aches and pains as the cold weather in California flared up his injury-ravaged body but the 15-time major champion refused to use it as an excuse following his third-round display at the U.S. Open.Woods produced another battling performance at Pebble Beach, where the former world No. 1 carded a 71 to be even par after 54 holes on Saturday. U.S. Open 2019: Gary Woodland holds serve as Justin Rose sits one shot backcenter_img U.S. Open 2019: Tiger Woods closes out day with birdie to finish at even par The 43-year-old American birdied the last to be well off the pace heading into the final round of a tournament he has won three times previously.Woods was seen with tape on his back, under his shirt, throughout the penultimate day, sparking fears of an injury following numerous back surgeries which derailed his career. Related Newslast_img read more

Cerro Gordo supervisors vote to sunset funding insurance for retiring employees

first_imgMASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors on a split vote approved amending their policies for the continuation of health insurance for retiring employees and for elected officials leaving office.The supervisors 20 years ago approved a program where certain retirees could obtain county-paid single health insurance, with the program being cut off for any non-bargaining employees hired after 2010 and union members hired after 2011.The county’s director of administrative services Tom Meyer says if everybody took the program when they could, the max premiums in today’s dollars is $4.4 million over 30 years as the program runs out and winds down. Meyer says the county’s insurance broker says that could have a big impact in the future for the county. “His projections, based on if everybody takes the program when they can at the age they could, we’d probably have to address at some point not a normal premium increase but we have to address the increased claims that come with more people on the plan. Once again, those are variable, but we’re looking at 10 years down the road or more, but there would have to probably be some adjustments in how much money is going into the plan because we are self funded.”Supervisor Casey Callanan says the insurance benefit is not self-sustaining.  “Our legal counsel represents about 60 counties. There’s not one county in the state of Iowa that has a legal benefit like this. It’s just not financially sustainable is what it comes down to, and the only way to address it is to have it sunset, raise taxes, cut services, pass the money on to our current employees that are on the plan. Right now we don’t require our employees, individuals, to contribute anything into health insurance. I looked at a million different options as to how to potentially make this viable, and I wasn’t able to find one.”Callanan says as an elected official, he feels the supervisors have a fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers. “They are the ones that are funding this. As badly as I feel for the employees that are just going to be miss out on this, unfortunately I feel worse for the taxpayers of Cerro Gordo County that are funding employees to be retired for up to seven years with a pretty rich benefit. This is not a knock on our employees, our employees work hard and do a good job. It’s not something that we started, but it’s something we need to address.”Supervisor Tim Latham voted against the resolutions.  “I understand where Casey is coming from, I understand where the employees are coming from. I talked to a dozen easily and addressed another two dozen e-mails to people yesterday. This is probably one of the toughest things that’s come forward to us.”Latham wanted to delay the board’s decision for two weeks to see if there was a better solution for all parties involved. “I know we’ve talked a lot about out, but I’d like to sit down — it does say we can kill it in 60 days, but I’m not looking to do that, but I’d like to maybe modify the program to make it more feasible. Maybe put half a dozen or a dozen people together that are going to be involved in this and maybe sit down and talk about it.”Callanan and Chris Watts voted to approve resolutions to sunset the insurance policy, while Latham was the lone no vote.last_img read more

Sarah and Todd Palin File for Divorce

first_imgA couple of years ago the oldest Palin son was accused of beating up his father.The Palins, married for 31 years, have asked for joint custody of young est son, 11-year-old Trig.Sarah Palin, 55, was elected governor of Alaska in 2006.The marriage of Sarah and Todd, a commercial fisherman, snowmachine racer and oil field worker, was frequently on display in TV interviews, reality shows, books and other media appearances.Palin resigned as governor in 2009. The former first family of Alaska is breaking up. According to divorce papers, Sarah and Todd Palin’s marriage is over.In the court documents, Todd Palin cites incompatibility of temperament as a couple. That is similar to “irreconcilable differences.”The Palin family became well known after then Governor Sarah Palin was tapped to be John McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate in 2008.last_img read more

Virat Kohli retains test batting crown and Ajinkya Rahane joins him in the top…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement fev4nNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsd7dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8w5lr( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) keg9tWould you ever consider trying this?😱8x1rCan your students do this? 🌚2h6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Since usurping Steve Smith to gain the no. 1 spot in International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Test batting ranking list last December, Virat Kohli entered the new decade with his rank unruffled. With 928 ratings, the Team India skipper is still leading the list, while teammate Ajinkya Rahane holds his position at 8th with a rating of 759.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPAlong with brilliant spell in the recent limited overs cricket, Virat Kohli had an amazing performance during last year’s Test series against South Africa and Bangladesh. The 31 year put up an astounding 254 against the Proteas in October 2019, and an impressive knock of 136 against Bangladesh in the historical pink ball Test match in November at Eden Gardens.Eearlier expressing his love for the Test format, Kohli has been revered by pundits and supporters for endorsing red ball cricket in the country, and even Ravi Shastri, the head coach was full of praise for the skipper for his leadership role.Advertisement Former Aussie captain Steve Smith is trailing behind Kohli in second position with a rating of 911. The previous world no. 1 reached the top spot after a brilliant Ashes last year, but post his place to Kohli after a lacklustre Pakistan series.Ajinkya Rahane, who dropped from 6th position to 8th, hasn’t got recent call ups for the Men in Blues in white ball cricket, but is still the Test squad’s middle order run machine. In the Bangladesh Test series back in November, the 31 year old put up a combined total of 137 runs. He was India’s second highest scorer in India’s first innings in the first test at Holkar Stadium, and scored his 22nd half century of red ball cricket in the second test at Eden Gardens.Advertisement Cheteshwar Pujara, previously wanked world no. 4, went down to 6th position in the list with 791 ratings. The 31 year old scored 81 in the first South Afirca Test match, followed a 58 in the second one in October. In November, he scored two half centuries in the Bangladesh test series.Following the closure of the ongoing T20 and thereafter the 3 match ODI series against New Zealand, the much awaited Test is coming next month, starting on 21st February at the Basin Reserve cricket ground in Wellington.Also read-Virat Kohli reacts after India pulls off massive chase: ‘80% of the crowd was behind us!’ Advertisementlast_img read more

NLEX eyes QF bonus

first_imgLATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 award A costly, catty dispute finally settled Alex Mallari is among the newcomers who have taken the lead for NLEX’s turnaround this season. —Sherwin VardeleonANTIPOLO—Yeng Guiao hasn’t had this kind of a view for quite a while.The NLEX coach is looking down on almost everyone for the first time this PBA season, and the Road Warriors take the first of two shots to nail down a big quarterfinal advantage in the Governors’ Cup with a win over TNT KaTropa Wednesday at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground Weather permitting, tip off is at 7 p.m. and Guiao knows exactly what’s in store for his Road Warriors if they win.“That’s the good thing with our situation right now—we know what we need to do to get a top four slot,” Guiao said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Texters, meanwhile, will play for the first time in eight years with Ranidel de Ocampo no longer part of the squad after dealing the veteran forward to Meralco in a trade that also involved Phoenix.TNT got Justin Chua, who Meralco first shipped to the Fuel Masters. Can Pacquiao wangle a rematch now? Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Winning start View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ NLEX is tied for the lead with idle Barangay Ginebra at 7-2 and Guiao had said that he thinks the magic number for a top four slot—and a twice-to-beat privilege—would be eight wins.“It will be tough. But who knows? We could get lucky again in one of our last two games,” he said.Aaron Fuller has proven to be exactly what the doctor has ordered to resuscitate NLEX. Then there’s Guiao’s genius of tweaking the local lineup to get the players he wants.“I think the players just jelled earlier than I anticipated,” Guiao said as Larry Fonacier, JR Quiñahan and Alex Mallari have come to fore and are immediately playing with impact for the Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says Anthony Davis won’t be traded

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, smiles as he walks past New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry didn’t mince his words Friday in declaring that star Anthony Davis won’t be traded, and he didn’t appreciate Lakers superstar LeBron James’s comments on the matter.“We’re not trading him,” Gentry told reporters at a morning shootaround before the Pelicans were due to take on the Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT And Gentry said James’s recent comments — saying it would be “amazing” to play alongside Davis — as tampering, defined by the NBA as attempting to entice a player under contract to negotiate with another team regarding his services.“It’s tampering,” Gentry said. “Why is it not tampering if players are saying it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I thought if you talk about a player under contract, it was tampering. But that’s just me. I’ve only been in the league 31 years, what do I know?”Gentry’s ire may have ratcheted up the tension before the Friday night clash, but it wasn’t clear if either James or Davis would be playing, with both listed by their teams as ailing. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Old fire’ fuels Petron Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In response to James’s comments, Davis told ESPN he appreciated the compliment but was focused on building up the Pelicans.“It’s cool to hear any high-caliber player say they want to play with me,” said the 25-year-old big man, who is under contract with New Orleans for two more seasons. “But my job is to turn this team around. If we’re 15–17, that means I’m not doing my job.”James isn’t the only NBA player to speak publicly about Davis’s talents.NBA.com reported that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo lightheartedly urged Davis to “come to the Bucks” after Milwaukee’s Wednesday night victory over the Pelicans.ESPN reported Friday that several unnamed general managers had “expressed outrage” over what they believe is the NBA’s unwillingness to enforce rules against tampering.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Cerritos councilman censured

first_imgCrawley thanked his supporters and said he had issued numerous times his apologies to Edwards, Cerritos residents and Donna Coomes, who had complained about a low-altitude Air Force jet flyover during the city’s Veterans Day celebration at the Civic Center. The e-mail reply told her to “get a backbone and stop your b—-ing,” and to “get your head out of your rectum.” Any possible recall effort is in the hands of the voters, Crawley said. “It’s not my intention to resign,” he continued, reading from a prepared statement. “I shall continue my remaining two years on council with every effort I have.” The District Attorney’s office on Feb. 9 decided not to prosecute the case, turning the issue over to “the voting populace in the City of Cerritos and any civil action that Mr. Edwards elects to pursue against Mr. Crawley.” “I hope it ends here, that we don’t drag this into something else and keep this wound open,” said Mayor Paul Bowlen. Residents with opposing views took the podium before a near-capacity crowd of residents, city commissioners, two councilmembers-elect and students from several Cerritos High School 12th grade civics classes. Randy Economy was among those who asked Crawley to step down. He told the embattled councilman that he should be a representative for the people. “Mr. Crawley, you are not that anymore,” Economy said. “You have changed.” Chris Tierheimer added that Crawley’s history of service to the city “is no longer relevant” in the wake of the incident, adding that the misconduct didn’t set a good example for students and the teaching profession. Crawley is a middle school teacher in Pico Rivera. samantha.gonzaga @presstelegram.com (562) 499-1284160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CERRITOS – Four city council members Thursday night censured a colleague who impersonated another in a scathing Nov. 11 e-mail to a resident. The motion passed 4-0, with the councilman at the center of the issue, John Crawley, abstaining. “This is not a censure for just John Crawley; it is a censure for the five of us who sit here” and the city’s future leaders, said Councilman Jim Edwards. Edwards’ name was falsely used in the e-mail, found by the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station to have been sent from Crawley’s home America Online account. The vote came on the heels of a passionate public comment session, during which residents defended, chastised, and in a couple of instances, asked Crawley to resign. last_img read more

Video: Ex-Chelsea and Man United forward scores AGAIN in pre-season

first_imgIs Falcao back to his best? The former Manchester United and Chelsea loanee scored another goal in pre-season on Tuesday, in Monaco’s 3-1 defeat to Russian side Zenit.The 30-year-old, who concedes his time in England was ‘difficult’, has been on form ahead of the new campaign, following up his weekend brace with a header on Tuesday. It may not be the most glamorous of goals, but it is a sign the Colombian may well be back after a frustrating couple of seasons which followed a nasty injury which ruled him out of the World Cup in 2014.After the friendly, he told the Ligue 1 club’s website: “My experience in England was difficult but it served me well as a footballer and as a person. “I hope what I’ve learned will serve me now, here in Monaco. I’m very happy to be back in Monaco to play.“It’s interesting to see how the team progresses game after game. The sensations are good, I feel good. The only thing I need is to accumulate games and playing time. With the games, my body will quickly adapt to the rhythm of the competition.”See Falcao’s goal, below:RELATED: VIDEO: Radamel Falcao assists and scores against Lugano earlier in pre-season 1 Is Falcao back to his best? last_img read more