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NBA: Paul Pierce to join ESPN as full-time analyst

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As confirmed by the sports network in a statement, the 10-time All-Star and Celtics legend will regularly appear in the “NBA Countdown’’ and “The Jump” segments starting next month.“I always had fun doing guest coverage with ESPN, so it is exciting to officially join the teams at NBA Countdown and The Jump,” said Pierce, who served as a guest on both segments during the 2017-18 regular season and playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I love hoops, my whole life has been about the game, so this feels like a natural evolution in my career and I can’t wait for the season to get started,” he added.Pierce’s toughness and bravado as a basketball player translated well into the microphone, as his often candid and opinionated commentaries drew rave reviews from viewers. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Paul Pierce  AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLooks like it didn’t take long for Paul Pierce to find a new gig outside of basketball.After 19 remarkable seasons in the NBA, “The Truth” is set to join ESPN’s crew of on-screen NBA analysts and personalities.ADVERTISEMENT Pierce’s new venture, meanwhile, mirrors his former Celtic teammate Kevin Garnett, who also transitioned to broadcast commentary after retiring from the sport.His number 34 jersey will also be immortalized in a retirement ceremony sometime this season.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Perez uncorks 28 as Lyceum goes up 15-0 LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody View comments Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-uplast_img read more

Aldridge injured as Wizards beat Spurs to snap losing streak

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “We are at a point if LaMarcus gets a cough, a cold, we are in deep trouble,” veteran guard Manu Ginobili said. “So hopefully it’s just a one half thing because if not it’s really going to get tough to score down the stretch. We’ve got tough opponents. We’re playing against teams that need wins. Hopefully it’s nothing.”Markieff Morris led Washington with 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting in just 17 minutes, and the rest of the lineup showcased the kind of balance that helped the Wizards go 15-11 in 26 consecutive games without Wall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We want to welcome him back with momentum, not with losing a couple games and wanting him to come back and like save the day,” Morris said. “We want him to come back while we’re in the flow, while guys are feeling good and he just brings the presence that he always brings.”While Wall is on the verge of returning from a two-month absence after left knee surgery, the Spurs await an MRI on Aldridge’s left knee after he limped off late in the second quarter. Aldridge was the game’s leading scorer with 13 points at the time and still finished with the most for San Antonio despite not playing the second half. Wizards: Visit the Detroit Pistons on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rockets extend streak to 10 games with win over Bulls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Thanks to Washington’s 38-point second quarter and Aldridge’s injury, the game was more of a blowout than the score indicated. In a nod to Kevin Durant and Wizards center Marcin Gortat, coach Scott Brooks joked, “I’m going to tweet in my burner account that it was a good team win.”It was a necessary one after the Wizards had dropped to sixth in the East by losing five of seven. They could clinch a playoff spot as early as Thursday.“It’s definitely a sigh of relief just because obviously we chipped away three in a row,” said Kelly Oubre Jr., who had 12 points off the bench. “Every game counts moving on, so we’ve got one more to clinch and that’s definitely in our mind.”The Spurs can’t yet think about clinching. They’re potentially in a more precarious spot, sitting sixth in the West with Utah, Minnesota, Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers all within reach behind them.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) gestures during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Accustomed by now to playing without their best player, the Washington Wizards put on another clinic of team basketball before they get five-time All-Star John Wall back.Seven players scored in double figures as the Wizards beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-106 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak in the middle of a tight Eastern Conference playoff race. San Antonio lost for just the second time in eight games but may have been dealt a more serious blow with a left knee injury to star LaMarcus Aldridge.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Spurs: Only seven times this season had they given up more than 116 points. … Fell to 2-9 on the road since Feb. 1. … Shot 18 of 33 (54.5 percent) from the free throw line. Brandon Paul’s 0 for 2 in the fourth quarter earned all fans in attendance a free fast-food chicken sandwich. … Are 2-5 this season without Aldridge.Wizards: Got 61 points from reserves. … Otto Porter Jr. scored 14 points on 6 of 7 shooting. … Made 10 of 24 3-point attempts.WALL NEARING RETURNWhile Wall insisted he’ll be himself when he gets back, Brooks is already having discussions about how to manage the 27-year-old’s seemingly imminent return because the ramping-up process is going so well.“His knee is responding through everything that we put him through, so it’s getting close,” Brooks said. “We’re pushing him in practice, making sure he can withstand the intensity that it’s going to be in a game as much as we can simulate it.”SPURS TO SUPREME COURTSan Antonio coach Gregg Popovich took his team to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, where they met Chief Justice John Roberts and heard from Justice Sonia Sotomayor about her life and experiences. Popovich wanted players to continue learning about things outside basketball, which seemed to work.“I thought it was dope,” Paul said. “I took a business law class in high school. … I’m a big fan of the law. My mom jokes with me and says that I should try and go to law school and stuff like that. I thought it was cool to meet the different people that came to talk to us.”UP NEXTSpurs: Return home to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.last_img read more

Fruit products co-op group formed from Self Reliance Workshop

first_imgSeventeen women who graduated from the Self Reliance and Success In Business workshop, on Friday last, established their cooperative business group at the graduation ceremony of the workshop, which was held at the Women’s Leadership Institute, Cove and John, East Coast Demerara.Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Chairperson Genevieve Allen on Monday last, at the opening of the workshop, had issued a challenge to the participants to utilise the vast number of fruit trees located on the grounds of the Institute.It was this challenge that motivated the young women to create the group, which will focus primarily on the production of fruit preserves and juices.Facilitator of Interweave Solutions (Guyana) Incorporated, Sanjay Yohann Pooran, in an invited comment, explained that after the Regional Chairperson issued the challenge, he and the participants discussed how they would bring the concept to reality.The group of 17 young women from the Self Reliance and Success in Business workshop who formed the Co-Op business group“Lots of them [the participants] expressed interest in seeing that project move from just a small business to something of a co-op; as you know, a small business is a little bit different from a co-op experience, because they have to collaborate and partner in order to make it successful. From about Thursday we started to get more interest; by the end of Thursday, we had 17 women who expressed their interest in participating and were willing to not only receive training on how to preserve fruits, process fruits or even make the juices, but also to market the product, present it to a national market and, hopefully, regional market… We’re going to collaborate with [Ministry of] Social Protection, we’re going to collaborate with Interweave and the Institute, bring us all together around the table. We hope to have it registered as a co-op, receive the funding and move forward from there,” he said.Fazillia Ramphal, a graduate from the workshop, described the experience as wonderful and helpful, since she was an aspiring young entrepreneur. “It was impactful. [I learnt] to keep records, it helped us to balance business books to keep, to let us know whether we’re making a profit or loss and other areas to make the business run smoothly,” she said.During the course of the workshop, participants were split up into four groups. They intend to focus on waste management, unemployment, infrastructural development, and juvenile delinquency.The workshop, which had originally commenced with 38 women hailing from Mahaica, Clonbrook, Victoria, Belfield, Golden Grove, Haslington and Cove and John, ECD, saw a total of 41 graduates on Sunday.The Self Reliance and Success In Business initiative is organised by the Office of the First Lady in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry and Interweave Solutions (Guyana) Incorporated. This is the third Self Reliance Workshop for the year.last_img read more

U-17 Girls Soccer team goes 1-2 in Edmonton, pick up first league win

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Soccer Club Under-17 Girls Strikers returned home after a tripleheader in Edmonton in mid-January.The Interdistrict Youth Soccer Association is a Tier 1, seven-team league. Its teams play 14 games over a six-month span.In their first game on January 20th, they fell to the Edmonton Strikers FC 5-0. Later that day they defeated the Saint Albert Impact FC 2-0 as they got goals from Leigh Hughes and Jordynn McPherson, for their first EIYSA League victory. On Sunday versus the Internazionale Edmonton SC, they lost by the score of 7-1, with the lone goal courtesy Maelynne Wan.- Advertisement -Local teams play one game a weekend, but due to travel FSJSC plays three games over one weekend once per month.last_img read more

Local oil and gas companies encouraged to apply for Royalty Credits

first_imgFor the application, click here The province is encouraging oil and gas companies operating in British Columbia to participate in the 2009 Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program. The program is aimed at increasing competitiveness by opening up new and undeveloped areas of BC, by providing all-season access to oil and gas revenues and by generating incremental revenues to the province. It was first offered in 2004 and has since gave over 316 million dollars in infrastructure royalty credits to oil and gas companies. This resulted in 72 new road-based projects and 53 new pipeline projects.- Advertisement – The province gets a return on investment of two point five for every dollar invested. Once the application is submitted, the province will approve companies with the highest economic benefits for British Columbia. Companies have until two p.m. on April 30th to complete the application.Advertisementlast_img read more

Barca thrash Real to move 14 points clear

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (2ndL) celebrates with teammates Andres Iniesta, Paulinho and Luis Suarez after scoring during “El Clasico” against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 23, 2017 © AFP / Oscar DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, Dec 23 – Barcelona took a huge step towards regaining the La Liga title as goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal beat bitter rivals Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday to open up a 14-point lead over the European champions.In a recurring theme of this season Madrid were made to pay for Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema missing first-half chances as Barca took control after half-time. Suarez rounded off a flowing counter-attack to open the scoring before Messi blasted home a penalty after Madrid defender Dani Carvajal was sent-off for punching the ball off the goal line.And Messi was the creator as Vidal rubbed salt into Real’s wounds deep into stoppage time.“The league isn’t finished, we haven’t even completed the first half of the season,” claimed Barca boss Ernesto Valverde on his side’s seemingly unassailable advantage.However, victory extends Barca’s unbeaten run to 25 games in all competitions as they moved nine points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid and exacted revenge for a 5-1 thrashing on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup at the hands of Real in August.Madrid do still have a game in hand over Barca to marginally reduce the gap at the top, but their efforts in the new year are now likely to be more focused on becoming the first side to win three consecutive Champions League titles in over 40 years.“We are down because it is a defeat that hurts,” said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.“Madrid never give up, whatever happens. It is a difficult moment because we’ve lost by three goals. I could say we don’t deserve it, but that is football.”Despite the clash between the Spanish capital’s and Catalonia’s two giants taking place just two days after three parties favouring independence for the prosperous region from Spain retained an absolute majority in the Catalan parliament, there was little attention paid to politics inside the ground once the action got underway.– Real rue Ronaldo miskick –It could have been very different for the hosts if Ronaldo had buried a huge opportunity when he completely miskicked just 10 minutes in.Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo buried a huge opportunity when he completely miskicked just 10 minutes in © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOBarca didn’t threaten at all until the half hour mark when Messi finally found some room in a congested midfield to pick out Paulinho’s late run and the Brazilian’s acrobatic effort was matched by a flying save from Keylor Navas.Seconds later it was Marc-Andre ter Stegen to demonstrate why he has been one of the keys to Barca’s success this season by getting an outstretched toe to turn Ronaldo’s fiercely struck shot behind.Benzema was inches away from giving Real a half-time lead as he headed against the post two minutes before the break.However, Barca came out a different side in the second period to almost certainly put the title out of Madrid’s reach.“In the second-half we managed to impose our control on the game,” added Valverde.Nine minutes after the break Sergio Busquets’s calm opened up the Madrid midfield as he fed Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto eventually crossed to Suarez to apply the finishing touch.Suarez was spared the embarrassment of missing two huge chances in an incredible goal mouth scramble that led to Barca’s second.Navas saved Suarez’s first effort before he fired against the post with the goal at his mercy, but Paulinho’s follow-up was punched off the line by Dani Carvajal.Messi dispatched the resulting penalty into the top corner to kill the game as a contest and was the creator for Barca’s third in stoppage time when Vidal’s drive squeezed in under Navas.Barca’s perfect weekend was rounded off as Valencia missed the chance to move into second place ahead of Atletico Madrid as they suffered a third defeat in four games.Carlos Bacca scored the only goal as Villarreal won 1-0 at Mestalla and Valencia will also start the new year without top scorer Simeone Zaza, who was sent-off after seeing two yellow cards in 60 seconds just before the hour mark.Atletico were also beaten for the first time in La Liga this season 1-0 at Espanyol on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

West Ham waiting for news on Diafra Sakho injury

first_img West Ham striker Diafra Sakho West Ham are waiting to hear the extent of the injury suffered by Diafra Sakho against West Brom on Sunday.Sakho limped off with a thigh problem after stretching to shoot into the side-netting during the second half of the 1-1 draw at Upton Park.It’s another blow to the Hammers’ attacking options, after playmaker Dimitri Payet and winger Enner Valencia were hurt against Everton earlier this month.Senegal forward Sakho is now set to see a specialist to determine how long he will be on the sidelines, with manager Slaven Bilic admitting it “doesn’t look good”.“You can see injuries in every club and to be fair the number who are missing is not a lot, but the ones missing are key players who play in the same position,” added the boss.“Valencia, Payet, and now Sakho. It is very hard to replace them.” 1last_img read more

Ex-Champions League winner emerges as frontrunner for Chelsea job

first_img1 Luis Enrique barks orders at the Camp Nou pitch Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is set to be named as Antonio Conte’s successor at Chelsea, according to reports.Having been out of work since taking a sabbatical in 2017, Enrique has been constantly linked with jobs across the continent.A treble winner in his first season in charge of the Catalan side, reports suggesting Conte could be sacked earlier in the season only increased the speed of the rumour mill.But according to Spanish publication Sport, the 48-year-old is now the leading man to replace the Italian.After details about Napoli manager Maruizio Sarri’s complex past surfaced and talks with former France boss Laurent Blanc went cold, Enrique was enlisted as the frontrunner once more.Although Chelsea will have to settle for the Europa League next season, the Blues hierarchy have identified the Spaniard as they young and dynamic coach required to get the Londoners back into the Premier League.He is a fitness fanatic and extremely meticulous when it comes to tactics.He won the LaLiga title in 2015 in his first season, as well as also winning the Copa Del Rey and Champions League in 2015.A front three of Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi produced goals and trophies for fun in Catalonia.last_img read more

When is Euro 2020 and where is the final going to be held?

first_img How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? who plays? 1 As one tournament draws to a close, our eyes turn to another on the horizon.Euro 2020 is still a while away but to celebrate its 60th anniversary the competition is being taken all around the continent, with no one nation hosting this time around. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener FOOTBALL LATEST How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Getty Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes When is Euro 2020?The draw for the qualifying rounds will take place on December 2, with the first matches in March 2019.They will be played on double matchdays in March, June, September, October and November.Once again there will be 24 times competing and the tournament will get going on June 12, 2020.Where is the final going to be held?Instead of one host nation, Euro 2020 will be spread over a dozen venues across Europe.And the final will be right here on home soil, with Wembley Stadium playing host to the showdown on July 12, 2020.Other venues include Hampden Park, the Stadio Olimpico and the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.center_img ALTERED gameday NEW ERA possible xi Wembley will host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and morelast_img read more

HUNDREDS OF DONEGAL WOMEN TAKE PART IN FLORA MINI-MARATHON

first_imgHundreds of women from across Donegal were amongst more than 40,000 who took part in yesterday’s Flora Mini-Marathon.The event, which continues to grow in size and popularity each year, took place across Dublin city centre. The winner was Irish Olympic marathon hopeful Linda Byrne.However, there were many winners on the day – not least of all the charities which benefited from the millions of euro raised on the day.Among those who travelled from Donegal to take part was Glenswilly’s Clare McGinley, Raphoe’s Lorraine Porter, Letterkenny’s Irene McCusker and sisters Labhaoise, Deirdre and Fiona Temple and many, many more.  HUNDREDS OF DONEGAL WOMEN TAKE PART IN FLORA MINI-MARATHON was last modified: June 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Flora Women’s Mini Marathonlast_img read more