Month: August 2020

Month: August 2020

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBall was sidelined for 15 games because of a sprained MCL in his left knee suffered during a Jan. 13 game against the Dallas Mavericks. He then sat out for the final eight games of the regular season after suffering a contusion in the left knee in a March 28 against the Mavericks.Ball, a 20-year-old who was the second overall pick out of UCLA last year, averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 34.2 minutes. He started all but two of his 52 games while helping the Lakers to 35 victories in 2017-18, their highest win total since 2012-13.The timing of the report is interesting considering the trade rumors swirling around the Lakers. With the team reportedly engaged with the San Antonio Spurs in an attempt to acquire disgruntled All-Star Kawhi Leonard, Friday’s news would seemingly make the Spurs hesitant if Ball was potentially part of a trade package.Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The Lakers would neither confirm nor deny a Yahoo Sports report Friday that point guard Lonzo Ball has torn meniscus in his left knee, but is expected to be sound by the start of training camp in the fall. The website cited an unnamed league source as saying Ball was diagnosed with the injury after the season.Coach Luke Walton said last week after the NBA draft that Ball was back on the court after sitting out for about a month after undergoing a platelet-rich plasma procedure in his knee. Ball was limited to only 52 games during his rookie season because of knee and shoulder injuries.“He’s back out there (and) his commitment has been there,” Walton said when asked for an update on Ball’s health. “He’s been in the gym every day. Some of it has been on the court, but he’s been in the weight room every day. That’s a big step for him.”Lakers guard Jason Hart said Friday he’s spoken to Ball recently, but they haven’t discussed his knee injury. “That’s not my place to say,” Hart said. Lakers officials also declined to comment, referring questions to his camp. 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 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgCheck the Fantasy Alarm Weather Center closer to lineup lock for the latest weather reports.MORE WEDNESDAY MLB: DFS picks | Betting picksToday’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Wednesday, June 5RankPitcherTeamOpponentOpp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)FDDK1Chris SaleRed Sox@ Royals73 (28th)N/A$11,500$10,6002Charlie MortonRays@ TigersN/A75 (30th)$10,400$11,6003James PaxtonYankees@ Blue Jays77 (T-25th)N/A$10,000$11,3004Kenta MaedaDodgers@ D-backsN/A87 (T-21st)$8,700$8,8005German MarquezRockies@ CubsN/A110 (7th)$9,000$10,3006Mike MinorRangersvs. Orioles93 (T-15th)N/A$9,600$10,8007Brad PeacockAstros@ MarinersN/A108 (T-9th)$8,600$9,6008Martin PerezTwins@ Indians77 (T-25th)N/A$8,900$7,4009Jake ArrietaPhillies@ PadresN/A87 (T-21st)$8,100$8,00010Felix PenaAngelsvs. A’sN/A94 (16th)$6,700$7,80011Jimmy NelsonBrewersvs. MarlinsN/A78 (28th)$8,500$8,20012Carlos CarrascoIndiansvs. TwinsN/A120 (T-2nd)$9,300$9,00013Yu DarvishCubsvs. RockiesN/A88 (20th)$8,200$7,10014Spencer TurnbullTigersvs. RaysN/A115 (4th)$8,000$8,60015Kevin GausmanBraves@ PiratesN/A93 (17th)$6,500$6,70016Trent ThorntonBlue Jaysvs. YankeesN/A113 (5th)$7,800$7,30017Joe MusgrovePiratesvs. BravesN/A97 (T-12th)$7,600$5,60018Anthony DeSclafaniReds@ CardinalsN/A97 (T-12th)$6,000$6,80019Anibal SanchezNationalsvs. White SoxN/A92 (T-18th)$7,100$7,30020John MeansOrioles@ Rangers88 (22nd)N/A$7,200$5,80021Dakota HudsonCardinalsvs. RedsNA83 (25th)$7,300$6,20022Sandy AlcantaraMarlins@ BrewersN/A101 (11th)$6,100$6,60023Cal QuantrillPadresvs. PhilliesN/A92 (T-18th)$6,200$6,00024Daniel MengdenA’s@ AngelsN/A111 (6th)$6,900$6,90025Dylan CoveyWhite Sox@ NationalsN/A85 (23rd)$6,100$5,00026Jason VargasMetsvs. Giants68 (T-29th)N/A$6,400$7,20027Mike LeakeMarinersvs. AstrosN/A120 (T-2nd)$7,000$6,00028Tyler BeedeGiantsvs. MetsN/A95 (15th)$5,900$6,40029Jakob JunisRoyalsvs. Red SoxN/A108 (9th)$6,200$7,00030Jon DuplantierD-backsvs. DodgersN/A122 (1st)$5,500$6,100wRC+ is defined by Fangraphs as “[measuring] how a player’s wRC compares with league average after controlling for park effects. League average for position players is 100, and every point above 100 is a percentage point above league average. For example, a 125 wRC+ means a player created 25% more runs than a league average hitter would have in the same number of plate appearances. Similarly, every point below 100 is a percentage point below league average, so a 80 wRC+ means a player created 20% fewer runs than league average.” For more on the stat, click here. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNMartin Perez (@ Indians) offers great value on DK, and Felix Pena (vs. A’s) looks like the best value on FD, though he’s also a concern in terms of lasting six innings (especially if the Angels use an opener in front of him). Yu Darvish (vs. Rockies) remains a major boom-or-bust GPP option, as does , who has a much tougher matchup (Update: Carrasco has been scratched). Spencer Turnbull (vs. Rays), Trent Thornton (vs. Yankees), Anthony DeSclafani (@ Cardinals) are also boom-or-bust plays worth considering in tournaments. We have a 12-game main MLB DFS slate on Wednesday, and finding a decent pitcher shouldn’t be a problem. Jake Arrieta (@ Padres) and Kenta Maeda (@ Diamondbacks) are both in the top 10 of our daily starting pitcher rankings, but both pitch in the afternoon, taking them out of the equation for FanDuel and DraftKings main slate contests.Two of the tougher calls today are James Paxton (@ Blue Jays) and Jimmy Nelson (vs. Marlins). Both have dominant stuff and great matchups, but as we saw from Paxton in his first start back from the DL last week, getting even five innings might be a stretch. Nelson will be making his first major lerague start since 2017, and even though he’s been ramping up in the minors, chances are the Brewers will still take it easy with him. Both carry risks relative to their prices, especially on FanDuel, where quality starts are so important.last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_img Lakers rumors: Los Angeles didn’t make having cap space for third star a priority in Anthony Davis trade Josh Hart bids farewell to Lakers via Twitter, thanks team for ‘believing’ in him Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles has ‘strong interest’ in bringing back D’Angelo Russell “And LeBron is such an incredible passer and driver, and he always makes his teammate better. So look for Anthony really to have probably one of his greatest seasons.”What are your Lakers predictions for 2020? @MagicJohnson gives us his predictions for 2020 with the Lakers. 💜💜 @jemelehill pic.twitter.com/5ojw8GqZJ8— BET (@BET) June 22, 2019Johnson notably called an impromptu meeting at the Staples Center in April to announce he was stepping down from his role as president of basketball operations. He cited maintaining a strong relationship with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss as a major factor in his decision.In fact, even after he left the Lakers franchise he still had a hand in bringing Davis to LA.In a separate interview with the Los Angeles Times, Johnson said he urged Buss and other top executives to finish the deal which sent multiple first-round draft picks and youngsters Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart away.”I’m still going to be right there and I’m still going to be calling and giving them notes,” Johnson said earlier in the month. “I told them that this trade could be great for the next 10 years for the Lakers. That’s what I sent in the note.” He also expressed confidence in Lakers star LeBron James and the newly acquired Anthony Davis.”LeBron is still, you know, the best in basketball,” he said. “And I think that when you put another superstar with him, an Anthony Davis, both of them will allow each other now to really play their game and dominate, because what happens, the floor will open up. Related News Magic Johnson’s time in the Lakers front office may be over, but he still has plenty to say regarding the future of the Los Angeles franchise.On Saturday, the long-time Laker took the stage at the 2019 BET Experience Genius Talks and shared predictions for the upcoming season. Johnson went on to discuss a number of things Saturday and urged audience members to go out and vote.Here’s a couple more clips from his interview with Jemele Hill:#MagicJohnson tells everyone to prepare for 2020 and to get out and vote. ✊🏽 #BETX #GeniusTalks pic.twitter.com/vKUlmQ72QT— BET (@BET) June 22, 2019#MagicJohnson talks about how he turned down #Nike when he was 19?and that he learned stock matters. #BETX #GeniusTalks @MagicJohnson @jemelehill pic.twitter.com/I3RkLwd2oG— BET (@BET) June 22, 2019last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Alex Morgan joins Megan Rapinoe, doesn’t sing national anthem “I have so much support around me, from the media team helping me to just the group and my family and friends and everybody,” Rapinoe said. “So we just keep it chill; we just basically – kinda just shoot the s— every day, and we’re just trying to find stuff to talk about – and that’s not what we’re talking about.”During a recent interview with the magazine Eight by Eight, Rapinoe was asked about making a potential visit to the White House. She said: “I’m not going to the f—ing White House.”Rapinoe’s comments sparked a strong response Wednesday from President Trump on Twitter. The president wrote, in part:  Women’s World Cup 2019: Jill Ellis relieved after ‘most intense’ match of career Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 takeaways from USWNT’s thrilling win over France “I haven’t been thinking about it too much. Obviously, I’m thinking about it a little bit – we’re having to talk about it, whatever – but I’ve never been one to get in my (Twitter) mentions, so I’m not getting in them now,” she told ESPN. “Stay out of it; just keep within the team environment and the bubble.”Rapinoe went on to explain that the support she is receiving makes it easier for her to focus on the game. Related News “I am a big fan of the American Team (sic), and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!”Rapinoe has since said she stands by her comments but wants to shift the attention back to the World Cup. The U.S. advanced to the semifinals and will face England on Tuesday (3 p.m. ET) for a spot in the final. Megan Rapinoe has faced criticism at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup for protesting during the national anthem, and the U.S. women’s national team star explained how she has been handling the negative media attention while trying to win another title. Coming off a thrilling 2-1 win over France, Rapinoe said that she has been able to block out most of the outside noise as she has kept her focus on the field. last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_img MLB wrap: Josh Bell’s 3 home runs help Pirates demolish Cubs Before he was sent to the IL, Eovaldi posted a 6.00 ERA in 21 innings pitched across four starts.Right now, Boston’s bullpen ERA is 4.37, but the past two weeks have seen the group post a 6.18 ERA with eight blown saves in June. It’s the second-highest ERA and most lost games of any team in the league in that time span. Related News The report noted that Eovaldi will serve as a “traditional” closer and will not share the role with other relievers. The move of Eovaldi to the bullpen benefits both the pitcher and the Red Sox — Eovaldi gets to return to the mound sooner than expected because he won’t have to stretch out over multiple innings on a rehab assignment and the Red Sox will have a steady closer as the team tries to rectify its bullpen.center_img David Ortiz shooting was a hit gone wrong, police say The Red Sox are looking at Nathan Eovaldi to help fix with their bullpen woes.The right-hander has been on the 60-day injury list since April 20 after undergoing elbow surgery. According to NESN , he’s expected to be ready to pitch again after the All-Star Break, where he will be used in the bullpen at first.last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgYesterday, in the premises of the Basketball Federation of B&H, the pairs for the quarter finals have been chosen. The pairs were chosen in the way that better ranked teams have to go and play with teams that are not ranked so well.Due to that, ”Igokea” will visit Bijeljina, Široki will visit Mostar, and Čapljina will play in Čitluk. Teams Bosna and Posušje will play three days before the scheduled date of the Cup in Posušje. The winner will qualify for the final tournament whose host is still not known. Last two tournaments were organized in Široki Brijeg.last_img


Month: August 2020

first_imgThe General Secretary of the Basketball Association of B&H Harun Mahmutović and Director of all Basketball Representations of B&H Igor Stojanović will award today Elvedin Grabovica, the General Director of the Public Company Elektroprivreda B&H, friend of the B&H Basketball Association.Given the success of the B&H basketball team, Elektroprivreda B&H adopted a decision last year on allocating 100.000 BAM for sponsoring the B&H basketball team. For the purpose of encouraging and promotion top level sport in B&H, in 2013 Elektroprivreda B&H gave a total 400.000 BAM.In addition to the Basketball Association, Elektroprivreda B&H sponsored the football, handball and the sitting volleyball associations of B&H.The financial resources were allocated to facilitate the performance of top athletes in national and international competitions, and the organization of competitions that promotes the state of B&H, announced Elektroprivreda B&H.(Source: Fena)last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgEight years old Abaz Babić, disciple of the 3rd grade of the elementary school ‘Skender Kulenović’ from Sarajevo won the award for the best alpinist of the year by the Association Avantur.“His success means very much to us. He so far climbed peaks over 2 000 meters of altitude and he is really a true little hero among his friends.” – said Abaz’s father Zaim and pointed out that alpinism is a healthy sport which should interest as more kids as possible, especially because there are really good conditions  for it in our country. (Source: Radio Sarajevo)last_img


Month: August 2020

first_img“Happy ending” of yet another blue fairytale on the Grbavica Stadium took place yesterday, at the opening of the East Stand, whose construction was enabled by fans and friends of football club Zeljeznicar.It’s been three months and 15 days since laying of the foundation stone and the start of construction of the East Stand of the Grbavica Stadium.Yesterday, on the 1st of April, before the match with Sloboda that started at 7 pm, the stand was officially opened, and the capacity of the stadium will now be increased by 4,266 seats.This is the big thing that FC Zeljeznicar managed to achieve together with their fans.And, these days on social networks is present the story of how Grbavica Stadium got the popular nickname “Valley of pots”.The former director of the club Zdenko Jelic told this legend on one occasion:“That nickname dates from a long time ago, I remember it very well. It refers to Indochina, and the battles over the then Laos, where the two fractions were fighting over what is now known as Vietnam. They were bloody battles which lasted for years. They fought in gorges of mountains, and one of them, the most terrible one in the war in Indochina, was called the “Valley of pots”. The first to mention this was Pero Zagar from Olimpija (Ljubljana), who said: “Those who are going to Grbavica, should leave the hope behind.” With this, he wanted to say that there is no chance to win anything on our Grbavica besides handshake after the defeat.”(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down LittleOne · 388 weeks ago Congratulations girls and Eric Adams Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down guest · 388 weeks ago congratulations girls and coaches Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The South Haven girls basketball team, picked as low as fifth in the South-Central Border League preseason polls,is going to state under the direction of first year head coach Eric Adams.The Cardinals beat down-the-road Caldwell 40-36 in the sub-state championship in Udall Saturday evening. South Haven (16-7) will play Hoxie (23-0) on Wednesday in the Class 1A Division 1 state tournament in Emporia.The state tournament schedule is as follows:At White Auditorium, EmporiaWednesday’s QuarterfinalsSouth Haven (16-7) vs. Hoxie (23-0), 3 p.m.; Centre (17-6) vs. St. John (21-2), 4:45; Hanover (14-7) vs. Olpe (23-0), 6:30; Bucklin (17-5) vs. Thunder Ridge (18-4), 8:15.Friday’s SemifinalsCentre-St. John winner vs. South Haven-Hoxie winner, 3 p.m.; Bucklin-Thunder Ridge winner vs. Hanover-Olpe winner, 6:30.Saturday’s Championship RoundThird-place game, noonChampionship, 4 p.m.•••••As for Saturday night, South Haven avenged a loss to Caldwell that cost it a shot at winning the SCBL outright.“I was blessed with wonderful kids,” said Eric Adams, South Haven girls basketball coach. “They were able to pick it up in the second half. What a great win.” South Haven’s third quarter surge proved to be the difference in this game. Caldwell took a 14-12 lead at the half.When Lexie Rice nailed a trey, Caldwell had expanded the lead to 17-12. South Haven then went to work going on an 11-point run.Baylee Jacobs would score six of those points inside the post. Ashton Barlow hit a trey. When the run was over South Haven held a 23-17 lead. But then Caldwell went on a run.Rice, who ended the game with 14 points, hit her second trey and followed that with a deuce. The Bluejays were only down 23-22. Two Launa White free throws ended a very entertaining quarter 25-22.South Haven would build the lead back up to nine and led 31-22 for another eight-point run with 4:48 to play. South Haven maintained that lead going into the final minutesCaldwell then made its final spurt, narrowing the game to 5 on a Carli Ward deuce. Barlow would penetrate inside for a layup and foul to make it 36-28 with more than a minute to play.The final stretch saw Caldwell continue to threat, but the Jays unable to pull closer than four. The final Bluejay basket, originally called off, was eventually called a basket. It didn’t matter. South Haven had this victory in hand.See pictures of the game here.South Haven 40 Caldwell 36Caldwell 8 6 8 14 — 36South Haven 3 9 13 15 — 40Caldwell: Rice 14, Ward 4, K. York 8, Lebeda 2, Arnold 6, Arnett 2. Total: 11 (2) 8-12 36. Barlow 11, Harris 7, Lathers 2, Turek 2, White 4, Jacobs 14. Total 12 (1) 13-19 40. last_img read more