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Shaq to LeBron: No need to chase titles anymore

Shaquille O'Neal has some advice for LeBron James: There's no need to chase championships anymore. Take it from someone who's been there. That's the advice the Hall of Fame center has for his one-time teammate, as shared by ESPN's Ian Begley. "My problem toward the end of my career was I was trying to shut everybody up and I was greedy [for more championships]," O'Neal said in an interview with ESPN at a pre-draft event on Friday evening for teens from the Y in Brooklyn. "After I got to three [titles], everybody was saying I couldn't get another. So I got four. After I got the fourth, they were saying I couldn't get another one. So I was trying to make quick stops to get it. Phoenix, Cleveland, Boston." O'Neal won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and one with the Miami Heat, but he didn't win any in the final three seasons of his 19-year career. He doesn't think James should try to chase championships at this point in his 15-year career. James can test free agency this summer if he declines the player option on his contract. "Somebody told me a long time ago -- they said your book is already set [before the later stages of your career]. You can add index pages toward the end, but your book is already set. So LeBron's book is already set," O'Neal said. "He done already passed up legends; he done already made his mark -- he has three rings. His mentality now is probably: I want to get four before [Golden State Warriors guard] Steph [Curry] does. That's probably his mentality now. But if I was him, I wouldn't be trying to get four, five and six because it ain't going to matter. It's just something else to talk about, something else to add to the pages. He's a legend, talked about as who is the best between he and Michael Jordan, so he's set." After getting traded to the Miami Heat in February 2008, O'Neal was subsequently dealt again in June of 2009 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Then in the offseason of 2010, he signed with the Boston Celtics, which turned out to be his final season in the NBA. James has two championships with the Heat, and one with the Cavaliers, the franchise's sole title. He's also a three-time Finals MVP, a four-time regular season MVP, a 12-time All-NBA First Team member, a five-time All-Defensive Team member, and a former Rookie of the Year. As of the 2017-18 season, James is #7 on the NBA career scoring leaders list (31,038 points), #11 on the career assists leaders list (8,208), and #16 on the career steals leaders list (1,865). James has until 11:59pm on June 29 (11:59 am, June 30, PHL time), to decide whether or not he opts out of his current Cavaliers contract......»»

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MMA star Conor McGregor heads to court for melee charges

NEW YORK --- Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is due in court for a hearing on charges stemming from a backstage melee that was caught on video. He's expected to be joined in Brooklyn on Thursday by friend and co-defendant Cian (KEE'-uhn) Cowley. Video showed what appeared to be McGregor hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a news conference for the UFC 223 event at Barclays Center in April. Two fighters hurt by broken glass were unable to compete. Cowley said on Saturday that he hoped to get the case "out of the way." Prosecutors wouldn't say if they expected a resolution. McGregor's lawyer didn't return a message. Cowley and McGregor have been f...Keep on reading: MMA star Conor McGregor heads to court for melee charges.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 14th, 2018Related News

FIBA WC Qualifiers: Slimmed down Andray Blatche out for revenge in 3rd window

Preparing for the third window of the FIBA World Cup, a visibly slimmer Gilas star center Andray Blatche is getting himself ready for a better performance against Chinese Taipei and beefed up Australia. The 6'11 center was interviewed by reporters after watching the Magnolia-TNT game at the Mall of Asia Arena, sitting near PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial at front row. Shortly before the game ended, the former Brooklyn Nets big man talked about facing the Australian national team in front of what should be a boisterous Gilas crowd at the Philippine Arena on July 2. However, things will be much different as the Boomers will be parading Milwaukee Bucks duo Thon Maker and Matthew Dellavedova, two months removed from their seven-game series loss against Eastern Conference finalists Boston Celtics. For Blatche, the game plan will be simple, and he hopes it will be enough against one of the top teams of the FIBA-Asia region. "I mean, Australia's already a tough team. They added two great talents, Thon Maker and Dellavedova. I mean, at the end of the day, we still have to come out and compete. Hit our shots and play tough defense. So, it's going to be up to us to control the games here at home and to hype up the crowd." Clutching his back and complaining about the pain, Blatche said that he had prepared for weeks and is starting to find his shooting stroke. " I mean, I decided to play again. Last month, I played again. I hadn't played in months. To play a lot, to practice a lot, to get thay rhythm again. I found my shots." After a sorry six-point performance at the hands of Chinese Taipei in a 90-83 win at the Big Dome last November, he has a message against naturalized center Quincy Davis III, who dominated the shaded lane with a 20-point and nine-rebound performance before fouling out. "Yeah, I got something at (Quincy) Davis."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 13th, 2018Related News

Hope Solo says don t vote for US World Cup bid

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFA's vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I can't say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The Associated Press. "But I don't think it should go to the United States, and that's hard to say." Concerns about the financial dealings of the United States Soccer Federation and the closed men's league system led Solo to that conclusion. By choosing to actively campaign against the U.S.-led North America bid, Solo risks alienating herself further from the soccer community in her homeland. The bid leadership was exasperated when informed Solo was undermining their efforts heading into Wednesday's vote, dismissing her criticism of the governance of soccer but declining to go on the record in detail. This is not an isolated eruption against U.S. Soccer. Solo has reason to be disgruntled. After 202 international appearances — a record for an American goalkeeper — Solo was fired over an outburst at the 2016 Olympics against the opposition and a series of off-the-field controversies. In an attempt to take control of the organization that ostracized her, Solo ran for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) presidency in February. There was a resounding verdict: Solo garnered only 1.4 percent of the vote to finish last out of five candidates. Solo still wants to be heard to try to secure equal pay and equal treatment for the U.S. women's team, and force Major League Soccer to open up the closed competition. Her gripes provide a counterpoint to the loyal championing of the American World Cup bid by David Beckham in a video released by MLS, where the former England captain is launching a team in Miami. That is only possible because Beckham secured a cut-price deal for an expansion franchise as part of his contract to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy. "That is not helping the sport in America," Solo said. "I want to see promotion-relegation in the NASL and the MLS. Right now it's true, you have rich ownership groups owning MLS teams and they're only getting richer and they're alienating everybody else. "A new ownership group can't just come in and purchase a team even though they have the financial security, even though they have the commitment. It's controlled by those single individuals at Soccer United Marketing, MLS in particular, (Commissioner) Don Garber." FIFA's statutes enshrine the principle of a system of promotion and relegation in domestic competitions to ensure participation "shall depend principally on sporting merit." The regulations then say that qualification can be subject to other criteria including "financial considerations." MLS stridently defended itself against Solo's criticism, saying team owners have invested more than $3 billion in stadium and training facilities to grow the sport because it's a closed league. "The structure that we have has given owners certainty to make that type of investment," MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott told the AP. "Had we had a system of promotion and relegation it would not have been possible to generate that level of investment from owners, local communities or private banks that help to fund some of these facilities." Solo also questioned Garber's role overseeing MLS and Soccer United Marketing, which is the exclusive marketing partner of U.S. Soccer, while also sitting on the USSF board. "There are too many conflicts of interest that need to be addressed immediately," Solo said. Garber represents MLS on the U.S. Soccer board but recuses himself from discussions about the "sanctioning of other professional leagues in the U.S.," Abbott responded on behalf of the commissioner. Turning on the USSF, Solo said the organization lacks integrity and highlights the absence of an independent ethics committee, which FIFA has. She also filed a claim with the U.S. Olympic Committee, saying the USSF violates a law that offers protections for athletes, alleging improper conditions for soccer players. "If you're an Olympic sport, your national governing body, every NGB has an obligation to give resources and funds to all of its members, not just professional and amateur players or Paralympic team women's teams or youth teams," Solo said. "But what U.S. Soccer does is they give the money directly to the pro teams. So it's in violation of the Ted Stevens Act and I have a hearing in a couple weeks in front of the Olympic Committee. "I also met with Congress members recently. I went to Capitol Hill, met with Republicans and Democrats, and there's a lot of interest to make sure that U.S. Soccer is an organization that actually is run transparently, has integrity and is an open and honest national governing body." Up to 207 soccer federations will vote next Wednesday in Moscow on whether North America or Morocco should host the 2026 World Cup, or the bidding should be reopened by choosing "none of the above." In FIFA's inspections report, North America's bid, which includes Canada and Mexico as minority partners, scored 402 out of 500, while Morocco was marked 275 in part due to a lack of infrastructure. "Hopefully FIFA can stand up and step in and say, 'If we're going to reward you, let's look at everything and point out where you can fix certain things,'" Solo said. Her call for greater transparency from the USSF came after speaking at the London launch conference for the Foundation for Sports Integrity, which has one named official who would not disclose the source of funding for the group or who paid to hire lavish facilities at a Four Seasons hotel. "I want to put my faith and trust in people," Solo said. "Who's funding it? That's no different from the way a lot of organizations are run.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 8th, 2018Related News

Beckham backs North America World Cup bid

Former England footballer David Beckham arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in W.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 6th, 2018Related News

See the ‘Hot Dog Bus’ that will be driving around NYC this summer

Fancy a hot dog? Austrian artist Erwin Wurm is bringing his mobile artwork "Hot Dog Bus" to New York this summer, with plans to drive around the Brooklyn waterfront serving up actual hot dogs to passers-by. The artist modified a vintage Volkswagen Minibus to create the surreal, mobile artwork, which invites public participation in the form of a bright-yellow, overstuffed food truck. The "Hot Dog Bus" is in fact the United States premiere of Wurm's artwork "Curry Bus" which he debuted in Germany in 2015, serving currywurst outside the Museum of Wolfsburg. This reimagined iteration is intended to highlight the gastronomic connection between New York's iconic street food and his h...Keep on reading: See the ‘Hot Dog Bus’ that will be driving around NYC this summer.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 31st, 2018Related News

Batang Gilas stars Padrigao, Cortez to join BWB Asia Camp in India

NBA press release NEW YORK, MIES, MUMBAI – The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) today announced the top 66 boys and girls from 16 countries and territories who will participate in the 10th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia. BWB Asia 2018 will be held May 30 – June 2 at The NBA Academy India in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), marking the second time that the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in India. Nike will serve as the official partner. Corey Brewer (Oklahoma City Thunder; U.S.), Caris LeVert (Brooklyn Nets; U.S.), Kelly Olynyk (Miami Heat; Canada; BWB Americas 2009), Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks; Canada), two-time WNBA Champion Ruth Riley, and former WNBA player Ebony Hoffman will coach the top high school age campers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region. BWB Asia 2018 will feature two current prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s signature elite player development initiative that consists of a network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S. Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi NCR, India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Thies, Senegal. Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication. One boy and one girl will be named BWB Asia 2018 MVPs at the conclusion of the four-day camp. BWB Asia 2018 will be preceded by a basketball development camp May 27 – 29 for the 18 female prospects from throughout India as part of The NBA Academies Women’s Program. 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member Jennifer Azzi, Riley and former college coach Blair Hardiek – the global technical directors for women’s programming across the league’s seven academies – will oversee the camp. BWB Asia 2018 and The NBA Academies Women’s Program camp will also include a variety of NBA Cares and Jr. NBA community outreach efforts with youth in New Delhi in partnership with local community organizations, including basketball clinics for more than 150 youth from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program and the NBA Basketball Schools in New Delhi. These programs will highlight the power of sport to promote cultural understanding while teaching the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle and the values of the game, including teamwork, respect, determination and community. Current NBA assistant coaches Bret Brielmaier (Nets), Darvin Ham (Atlanta Hawks), Ryan Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves), and Mike Wells (Utah Jazz) will also serve as BWB Asia 2018 coaches. Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia) will be the camp director. Casey Smith (Mavericks) will serve as the camp’s athletic trainer. Nike, a BWB global partner since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear. BWB has reached more than 3,190 participants from 127 countries and territories since 2001, with more than 50 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents. A record 24 former BWB campers were on opening-night rosters for the 2017-18 season. The NBA and FIBA have staged 53 BWB camps in 33 cities across 27 countries on six continents. More than 250 current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players have joined more than 200 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB across the world. BWB Asia was previously held in India in 2008. The NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training center in Delhi NCR for the top male and female prospects from throughout India and the first of its kind in the country, officially opened in May 2017 and builds on the NBA’s existing basketball and youth development initiatives in India. The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has reached more than 6 million youth and trained more than 5,000 physical education instructors nationwide since its launch in 2013. In April 2017, the NBA launched The NBA Basketball School, a network of tuition-based basketball development programs open to male and female players from outside the U.S. ages 6-18. NBA Basketball Schools have been launched in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Punjab as part of a multiyear agreement with India On Track (IOT), one of India’s leading sports management, marketing and development companies. NBA Champion Kevin Durant became the first active NBA player to visit The NBA Academy India in July 2017. Follow BWB using the hashtag #BWBAsia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow The NBA Academies Women’s Program using the hashtag #NBAAcademy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out more about NBA Academies at nbaacademy.nba.com and on Instagram (nbaacademy). Additional 2018 BWB camps in Serbia and South Africa will be announced at a later date. The following is a complete list of players participating in the 10th BWB Asia camp (rosters are subject to change): Girls Boys *Current NBA Academies Prospect **NBA Academies Women’s Program Participant.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 24th, 2018Related News

Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal wedding

(Gareth Fuller/pool photo via AP). Serena Williams arrives for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England,.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News

Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal wedding

WINDSOR, England --- Tennis great Serena Williams and soccer star David Beckham were among the famous from sports attending the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Williams said on Instagram before walking into St. George's Chapel on Saturday with husband Alexis Ohanian that she was "getting ready for my friends wedding." Beckham was joined by wife Victoria. They watched from seats at Windsor Castle as the couple took their vows before hundreds of royals, celebrities and friends and millions of TV viewers. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, returned to the WTA tour briefly this year after a 14-month absence to give birth. She withdrew from the Italian O...Keep on reading: Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal wedding.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 20th, 2018Related News

Glitz and glam at Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding

WINDSOR, United Kingdom: Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, David Beckham and Elton John led the celebrities in the pews at St. George’s Chapel for the star-studded wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. Hollywood stars, musicians and sporting icons from Britain and the United States took their places among the 600 guests the historic [...] The post Glitz and glam at Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 19th, 2018Related News

Brooklyn Nine-Nine saved by NBC

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Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: EntertainmentMay 12th, 2018Related News

Chicken pops that remind me of Irvins Salted Egg chips

Once in a while, along comes a restaurant without a concept, with only the owners' dining experiences behind it. Many of the dishes are the best of family recipes, best of friends' dining adventures, or replications of favorites. I love such a restaurant. It says a lot about the people behind it. You know these are diehard foodies on the lookout for new, good food. From them, I get tips and ideas. I am referring to Mamou, a resto described as a "home kitchen," and its chef is Malou Montano Fores who has a trove of dining experiences here and abroad. One such experience is at Peter Luger steakhouse in Brooklyn, New York. Its steak is so good that I can see Malou trying to imagine...Keep on reading: Chicken pops that remind me of Irvins Salted Egg chips.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 9th, 2018Related News

Jacobs beats Sulecki, eyes another middleweight title shot

NEW YORK --- Daniel Jacobs won a unanimous decision over Maciej Sulecki on Saturday night, strengthening his hopes of getting another middleweight title shot. Jacobs scored a 12th-round knockdown and pulled out a competitive fight, winning by scores of 117-110, 116-111 and 115-112 and handing the Polish fighter his first loss. The Associated Press scored it 116-111 for Jacobs. Jacobs (34-2-0) became the mandatory challenger for the WBA middleweight title, giving the Brooklyn fighter hopes of a chance to avenge his loss to Gennady Golovkin from last year. He also mentioned a fight with Jermall Charlo, who became the WBC's interim middleweight champ with a second-round knockout of Hug...Keep on reading: Jacobs beats Sulecki, eyes another middleweight title shot.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 29th, 2018Related News

Chaos and entertainment in Rep’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

  It's the third time Repertory Philippines has staged the classic dark comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace." But it appears that even such a familiar production is not without fresh shortcomings. The show, penned by American playwright Joseph Kesselring and later adapted into a film starring Cary Grant, centers on the spinster duo of Abby (Joy Virata) and Martha (Jay Glorioso) Brewster. The sisters have turned their stately Brooklyn home into a welcoming refuge for lonely old men, offering the gents a special blend of elderberry wine as a surefire solution for melancholic maladies. The ladies are unwittingly aided in their "altruistic" acts by their mentally challenged nephe...Keep on reading: Chaos and entertainment in Rep’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 27th, 2018Related News

Brooklyn Nets tap former Spurs center Tiago Splitter as pro scout

BROOKLYN, United States – Former San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter has been tapped as pro scout of the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA recently announced.  Splitter, a 7-year NBA veteran, will also take on duties related to player on-court development together with Nets coach Kenny Atkinson. A native ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 26th, 2018Related News

2018 NBA Draft sees 236 early entry candidates

NBA press release NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Association announced today that 236 players -- 181 players from colleges and post-graduate institutions and 55 international players -- have filed as early entry candidates for the 2018 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. Players wishing to enter the 2018 NBA Draft were required to submit a letter to the NBA to be received no later than Sunday, April 22. Players who have applied for early entry have the right to withdraw their names from consideration for the Draft by notifying the NBA of their decision in writing no later than 5 p.m. ET on Monday, June 11. Under NCAA rules, in order to retain college basketball eligibility, underclassmen who have entered the 2018 Draft must withdraw by Wednesday, May 30. Following is the list of players from colleges and post-graduate institutions who have applied for early entry into the 2018 NBA Draft, which will be held Thursday, June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. EARLY ENTRY CANDIDATES FOR 2018 NBA DRAFT Player | School Deng Adel | Louisville Esa Ahmad | West Virginia Rawle Alkins | Arizona Mike Amius | Western Carolina Kostas Antetokounmpo | Dayton Deandre Ayton | Arizona Udoka Azubuike | Kansas Marvin Bagley III | Duke Mohamed Bamba | Texas Sedrick Barefield | Utah Keita Bates-Diop | Ohio State Tyus Battle | Syracuse Lamonte Bearden | Western Kentucky Tashawn Berry | Dakota College (ND) Leron Black | Illinois Brian Bowen II | South Carolina Ky Bowman | Boston College Jordan Brangers | South Plains College (TX) Mikal Bridges | Villanova Miles Bridges | Michigan State Barry Brown Jr. | Kansas State Bruce Brown Jr. | Miami Bryce Brown | Auburn Troy Brown Jr. | Oregon Jalen Brunson | Villanova Elijah Bryant | BYU C.J. Burks | Marshall Jordan Caroline | Nevada Tony Carr | Penn State Wendell Carter Jr. | Duke Kameron Chatman | Detroit Haanif Cheatham | FGCU Yoeli Childs | BYU Chris Clemons | Campbell Tyler Cook | Iowa Copeland Jr. | Nebraska Bryant Crawford | Wake Forest Mike Daum | South Dakota State Eric Davis Jr. | Texas Jon Davis | Charlotte Jordan Davis | Northern Colorado Shawntrez Davis | Bethune-Cookman Terence Davis | Mississippi Tyler Davis | Texas A&M Marcus Derrickson | Georgetown Hamidou Diallo | Kentucky Noah Dickerson | Washington Donte DiVincenzo | Villanova Dikembe Dixson | UIC Torin Dorn | North Carolina State Trevon Duval | Duke Nojel Eastern | Purdue Carsen Edwards | Purdue Jon Elmore | Marshall Drew Eubanks | Oregon State Jacob Evans | Cincinnati Bruno Fernando | Maryland Dextor Foster | ASA College (FL) Jarrey Foster | SMU Robert Franks Jr. | Washington State Tremaine Fraiser | Westchester CC (NY) Melvin Frazier Jr. | Tulane Wenyen Gabriel | Kentucky Kaiser Gates | Xavier Eugene German | Northern Illinois Admon Gilder | Texas A&M Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | Kentucky Michael Gilmore | FGCU Jessie Govan | Georgetown Tyler Hall | Montana State Jaylen Hands | UCLA Zach Hankins | Ferris State Ethan Happ | Wisconsin Jared Harper | Auburn Mustapha Heron | Auburn Malik Hines | Massachusetts DJ Hogg | Texas A&M Aaron Holiday | UCLA Jalen Hudson | Florida Dewan Huell | Miami Kevin Huerter | Maryland Tramaine Isabell Jr. | Drexel DeAngelo Isby | Utah State Jaren Jackson Jr. | Michigan State Justin Jackson | Maryland Justin James | Wyoming Zach Johnson | FGCU Ismaila Kane | Atlanta Metropolitan Christian Keeling | Charleston Southern Devonte Klines | Montana State Kevin Knox | Kentucky Sagaba Konate | West Virginia Terry Larrier | Connecticut Kalob Ledoux | McNeese State Marquez Letcher-Ellis | Rice Abdul Lewis | NJIT Victor Lewis II | West Texas A&M Makinde London | Tennessee-Chattanooga Dominic Magee | Southern Mississippi Fletcher Magee | Wofford Caleb Martin | Nevada Cody Martin | Nevada Malik Martin | South Florida Zane Martin | Towson Charles Matthews | Michigan Luke Maye | North Carolina Brandon McCoy | UNLV Jalen McDaniels | San Diego State Markis McDuffie | Wichita State Christian Mekowulu | Tennessee State De’Anthony Melton | USC Aaron Menzies | Seattle Chimezie Metu | USC Shake Milton | SMU Shelton Mitchell | Clemson Takal Molson | Canisius Max Montana | San Diego State Doral Moore | Wake Forest Juwan Morgan | Indiana Matt Morgan | Cornell Isaiah Moss | Iowa Travis Munnings | Louisiana-Monroe Jordan Murdock | Friends University Malik Newman | Kansas Josh Okogie | Georgia Tech Ray Ona Embo | Tulane James Palmer Jr. | Nebraska Adjin Penava | Marshall Keanu Peters | Salt Lake CC (UT) Lamar Peters | Mississippi State Jalon Pipkins | Cal State-Northridge Shamorie Ponds | St. John’s Jontay Porter | Missouri Michael Porter Jr. | Missouri Billy Preston | Kansas Marcquise Reed | Clemson Isaiah Reese | Canisius Cody Riley | UCLA Kerwin Roach II | Texas Jerome Robinson | Boston College Mitchell Robinson | Western Kentucky Ahmaad Rorie | Montana Quinton Rose | Temple Brandon Sampson | LSU Corey Sanders | Rutgers Admiral Schofield | Tennessee Micah Seaborn | Monmouth Collin Sexton | Alabama Ronshad Shabazz | Appalachian State Landry Shamet | Wichita State Tavarius Shine | Oklahoma State Chris Silva | South Carolina Yankuba Sima | Oklahoma State Anfernee Simons | IMG Academy Fred Sims Jr. | Chicago State Zhaire Smith | Texas Tech Ray Spalding | Louisville Omari Spellman | Villanova Deshon Taylor | Fresno State Khyri Thomas | Creighton Reid Travis | Stanford Gary Trent Jr. | Duke Allonzo Trier | Arizona Jarred Vanderbilt | Kentucky Lagerald Vick | Kansas Christian Vital | Connecticut Moritz Wagner | Michigan Jaylin Walker | Kent State Lonnie Walker Miami Nick Ward | Michigan State PJ Washington | Kentucky Tremont Waters | LSU Quinndary Weatherspoon | Mississippi State Andrien White | Charlotte Demajeo Wiggins | Bowling Green Lindell Wigginton | Iowa State Austin Wiley | Auburn Kris Wilkes | UCLA Robert Williams III | Texas A&M Justin Wright-Foreman | Hofstra Trae Young | Oklahoma The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into the 2018 NBA Draft: Player | Team/Country Berke Atar | Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey) LiAngelo Ball | UCLA/Vytautas (Lithuania) Romaric Belemene | Oviedo (Spain) Laurynas Beliauskas | Neptunas (Lithuania) Rihards Berzins | Liepaja (Latvia) Laurynas Birutis | Siauliai (Lithuania) Goga Bitadze | Mega Bemax (Serbia) Isaac Bonga | Fraport Skyliners (Germany) Eitenne Ca | Chalon (France) Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz | GET Vosges (France) Emanuel Cate | Prat (Spain) Vasileios Charalampopoulos | PAOK (Greece) Luka Doncic | Real Madrid (Spain) Yago Dos Santos | Paulistano (Brazil) Berkan Durmaz | Tofas (Turkey) Aleksander Dziewa | Slask Wroclaw (Poland) Martynas Echodas | Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) Ibrahima Faye | Poitiers (France) Gabriel Galvanini | Bauru (Brazil) Stephane Gombauld | Lille Metropole (France) Melvyn Govindy | Cholet (France) Yoan Granvorka | Monthey (Switzerland) Tryggvi Hlinason | Valencia (Spain) Karim Jallow | Bayern Munich (Germany) Matas Jogela | Zalgiris II (Lithuania) Georgios Kalaitzakis | Panathinaikos (Greece) Michal Kolenda | Trefl Sopot (Poland) Antonios Koniaris | PAOK (Greece) Leon Kratzer | Wuerzburg (Germany) Arnoldas Kulboka | Capo d’Orlando (Italy) Rodions Kurucs | Barcelona (Spain) Xabier Lopez-Arostegui | Joventut Badalona (Spain) Matur Maker | CIBA (Canada) Vanja Marinkovic | Partizan (Serbia) William McDowell-White | Baunach (Germany) Blaz Mesicek | Brindisi (Italy) Adam Mokoka | Gravelines (France) Shekinah Munanga | Monaco (France) Dzanan Musa | Cedevita (Croatia) Muhaymin Mustafa | Anadolu Efes (Turkey) Williams Narace | Nancy (France) Amine Noua | ASVEL (France) Elie Okobo | Pau Orthez (France) Viny Okouo | Unicaja (Spain) Louis Olinde | Brose Baskets (Germany) Erxhan Osmani | Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey) Jean-Marc Pansa | Nanterre (France) Darel Poirier | Charleville (France) Marcel Ponitka | Asseco (Poland) Issuf Sanon | Olimpija (Slovenia) Tadas Sedekerskis | Nevezis (Lithuania) Leonardo Tote | Verona (Italy) Michael Uchendu | Bauru (Brazil) Martynas Varnas | Pieno Zvaigzdes (Lithuania) Filip Zagrajski | Beli Manastir (Croatia).....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 24th, 2018Related News

9 Ways You’re Ruining Your Pasta Dinner

IN 2017, Italy landed the No. 1 spot on the Bloomberg Global Health Index. Eating all that pasta pays off. If there’s a chef in the US who can offer advice on the subject, it’s Missy Robbins of Lilia in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Bloomberg pronounced the restaurant a “pasta destination” in a 2016 review after […] The post 9 Ways You’re Ruining Your Pasta Dinner appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsApr 18th, 2018Related News

Ties broken for order of selection in 2018 NBA Draft

NBA press release NEW YORK – Five ties among teams that finished the 2017-18 NBA regular season with identical records were broken today through random drawings to determine the order of selection for NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm. The drawings were conducted by NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe at the St. Regis Hotel in New York and broadcast live on NBA TV. The tiebreaker process was overseen by Darrington Hobson, a representative from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young. The results of the drawings: - Dallas (24-58) won a tiebreaker with Atlanta. - Chicago (27-55) won a tiebreaker with Sacramento. - Miami (44-38) won a tiebreaker with Milwaukee. - San Antonio (47-35) won a tiebreaker with Minnesota. - Oklahoma City (48-34) won a tiebreaker with Indiana, New Orleans and Utah. Second, third and fourth place in the tiebreaker drawings went to Utah, New Orleans and Indiana, respectively. NBA Draft Lottery 2018 presented by State Farm will be held on Tuesday, May 15 (May 16, PHL time) in Chicago. NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm will take place on Thursday, June 21 (June 22, PHL time) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Below is the order of selection for NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm and the number of chances for teams in NBA Draft Lottery 2018 presented by State Farm. 2018 FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER Drawings will be conducted at NBA Draft Lottery 2018 presented by State Farm to determine the first three picks in NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm.  The remainder of the “lottery teams” will select in positions 4 through 14 in inverse order of their 2017-18 regular-season records.  The teams entered in the lottery are as follows, with their chances of winning the lottery out of 1,000:    The order for the remainder of the first-round picks is as follows: 2018 SECOND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE ORDER Note: Teams that finished the regular season with identical records will select in the second round in inverse order of the order in which they select in the first round.  With respect to ties between lottery teams: Since the order of selection in the first round for these sets of teams may change based on the results of the Draft Lottery, the order of selection in the second round cannot be determined until after the Draft Lottery is conducted on May 15 (May 16, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 14th, 2018Related News

AP source: Dodger Stadium to host 2020 All-Star Game

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press Dodger Stadium will host the 2020 All-Star Game, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. A news conference with Commissioner Rob Manfred is set for the ballpark on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the official announcement was upcoming. Dodger Stadium last held the All-Star Game in 1980. Four players from the Los Angeles Dodgers — Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Reggie Smith — were in the starting lineup for the National League in a 4-2 win. Los Angeles also hosted the second All-Star Game of 1959 at the Memorial Coliseum, when the Dodgers' Don Drysdale gave up home runs to Frank Malzone and Yogi Berra and took the loss in the NL's 5-3 defeat. Jim Gilliam of Los Angeles homered off Billy O'Dell. While in Brooklyn, the Dodgers staged the game at Ebbets Field in 1949. Don Newcombe was the loser in the NL's 11-7 defeat. This year's All-Star Game will be in Washington on July 17, the fourth straight in an NL ballpark after Cincinnati, San Diego and Miami. The 2019 All-Star Game will be in Cleveland......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 11th, 2018Related News

Rebellious jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, 89

NEW YORK — Cecil Taylor, the rebellious pianist whose dissonant, nearly percussion-like approach to the keys helped set the stage for the free jazz movement, has died, his representative said Friday. He was 89. The New York native, who lived more than three decades in a brownstone in Brooklyn, died late Thursday, his legal guardian […] The post Rebellious jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, 89 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsApr 9th, 2018Related News