Press Association The 27-year-old midfielder, who had 12 months remaining on his existing deal, has now been tied up until the summer of 2021. Head coach Dick Advocaat said: “Lee is the controller of the side. He is a motivator, a leader and central to the success of our team. To know that he will be with us for many years to come is very important to the club.” Cattermole, who started his senior career at Middlesbrough after graduating from their academy, joined the Black Cats from Wigan in a £6million switch during the summer of 2009. He is approaching 150 appearances for Sunderland, but might have left Wearside two summers ago when he was deemed surplus to requirements by then head coach Paolo di Canio and left to train with the youth team. However, the Italian’s successor Gus Poyet restored him to the senior ranks and he played a key role in the club’s so-called “great escape” at the end of the 2013-14 season before being linked with a move to Stoke. He proved a central figure in Advocaat’s team as he dragged the club back from the brink of relegation once again at the end of last season, earning the Dutchman’s admiration and ultimately, an extended stay with the club. Sporting director Lee Congerton said: “Lee is a hugely important part of our team, both on and off the field. “He has 10 years of experience playing in the Premier League, which is incredible when you consider he is still only 27 years old, and we are delighted that he has committed his long-term future to Sunderland.” News of Cattermole’s contract was announced just a day after Advocaat landed his first summer signing, clinching a permanent deal for Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates. Lee Cattermole has committed his long-term future to Sunderland by signing a five-year contract extension.
The Miami Dolphins announced on Tuesday morning that they’ve released running back Mark Walton due to a “police matter.”We have waived running back Mark Walton. pic.twitter.com/vXhON24Z4I— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 19, 2019Walton was arrested around 4 a.m. on Tuesday after police say he punched his pregnant girlfriend several times in the head.Additionally, he is accused of attacking his girlfriend after she disclosed the 5-week pregnancy.She told police Walton pushed her against the wall and punched her several times, leaving her with a swollen eye.Walton is charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant person.The former Miami Hurricanes running back had already been suspended four games by the NFL for three previous arrests that occurred before he signed with the Dolphins in the off-season.The 22-year old violated the NFL conduct and substance abuse policy and was arrested three times in the offseason and released by the Cincinnati Bengals.The Dolphins signed him in May and initially thought Walton would be back after he served his suspension.But they immediately released him after hearing of his most recent “police matter.”No other information is available at this time.
Nigerian players and officials to the 2018 World Cup may have packed their bag and baggage out of Russia after Super Eagles losst to Argentina in the final Group D game but the memory still lingers in the minds of soccer loving Nigerians and the last may not have been heard of what transpired in Russia. Heads will definitely roll and for some players, it may be the last time they willÂ put on the green and white shirt of the national team. With accusing fingers being pointed at the teamâ€™s striker, Odion Ighalo, the big question is whether the Watford of England striker would end up being the sacrificial lamb. Kunle Adewale in St. Petersburg, reportsBefore the kickoff of the World Cup in Russia, Odion Ighalo was full of optimism, hoping that he would be injury-free and do well for Nigeria.In a chat with THISDAY before the Mundial, the former Watford of England striker said: â€œWith the support of my teammates I am optimistic that the team would go far considering the kind of preparation we have put in. We know what is at stake and we wonâ€™t disappoint, thatâ€™s just all I can say.Â We are aware that we are in a tough group but we know what we must do to advance without pressure.â€However, it was not to be as the Super Eagles failed to progress to the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup – the third time in Nigeriaâ€™s sixth appearance at the biggest soccer fiesta.Like in every unsuccessful mission, the question about where things went wrong would always be asked and â€˜Mission to Russiaâ€™ was no exception.After X-raying the teamâ€™s failure, Ighalo was found to be the most culpable, more especially after failing to convert any of the begging chances that came his way especially in the match against Argentina in which the Super Eagles needed only a draw to progress.The Yatai Changchun striker indeed admitted to having let the country down and was quick to tender his unreserved apology, saying: “I apologise to Nigeria. I apologise to my team-mates. I take responsibility for this game because if he had taken those chances I had that would have made it a different ball game.â€œItâ€™s a sad day for me, the boys and the country because we went out in a bad manner and we deserved more in the game. We had a penalty in the game and another one which the referee did not give. I missed a couple of chances that would have finished the game but thatâ€™s football because sometimes you win and sometimes to lose.â€What started as mere accusing fingers being pointed at him quickly turned to a death threat.The striker has received death threats following the opportunities he missed against Argentina in St. Petersburg before Marcos Rojo’s late strike ended the Gernot Rohrs’ side Russia campaign.The 29-year-old wrote: “For those who want to kill me, please – I am someone’s child. We did our best, but sometimes things don’t always go the way you want – but life has to go on.â€œGreat experience to be at the World Cup, and I enjoyed every moment of it.”Remorseful Ighalo further said: â€œI understand how Nigerians feel, and I understand the frustration when you donâ€™t come out of the field with the right result. Itâ€™s normal for people to criticise the coach and the players. We were building and rebuilding our team, and we had no faith in the team before he came. We lost to a team with Messi and other top players and we have learned from our mistakes.â€â€œIghalo wanted to score goals and make his name. Top players have also missed great chances in the tournament and we should not crucify him. Some of Ighaloâ€™s goals and assists contributed to our World Cup qualification. We cannot because of one competition ask him to leave the national,â€ Super Eagles Coordinator, Patrick Pascal said.Speaking in the same vein, former Nigeria international and Super Eagles media officer, Idah Peterside, said football is a teamâ€™s game and that it should not be fair to single out one person when the team fails.â€œIt takes collective responsibility for a team to win, so why one or two players should be singled out for blame when the team fails. The whole team took the glory when Nigeria defeated Iceland, not only the goal scorer (Ahmed Musa). Why is it now that we lost to Argentina that a player is being singled out for blame?â€œIt is true we were all optimistic after Icelandâ€™s victory and looking at it critically we didnâ€™t play too badly, except for few errors which we paid dearly for. All we needed do now is looking forward to how to improve on the present squad and start preparation in earnest for the coming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, rather than wasting time and energy on the blame game,â€ the former goalkeeper cum pastor concluded.In a separate interview before the World Cup, Ighalo was said to have warned his teammates not to be carried away by the teamâ€™s smooth sail during the qualifiers and the recent 4-2 victory recorded against South American giant-Argentina, as such successes could have an adverse effect on the team in the competition proper.â€œNaturally, such feat should be a morale booster to the team with the World Cup just a few months away but it could also have a ripple effect as the team might get carried away by such achievements at the competition proper. We should just put behind those little successes and focus properly on what is coming ahead of us if we really want to do well in Russia,â€ Ighalo told THISDAY.The striker indeed admitted that the recent victories recorded by the team had taken away the â€˜underdogâ€™ tag Nigeria would have enjoyed at the World Cup. â€œNow, we are the team to beat. We are now like the proverbial golden fish with no hiding place,â€ he noted then. Ighaloâ€™s position in the Super Eagles was initially threatened when Rohr was quoted as saying that â€œonly three China-based Nigerian players would make it to the World Cup (which he later denied) after shutting out Ighalo and other China-based players in the two friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso.â€œItâ€™s very difficult to monitor the players in China. Also, I was satisfied with the performances of the young players I have been working with for the past two weeks in France and that was why we decided to keep this group,â€ Rohr said.A further threat to Ighaloâ€™s position to the Mundial after the German-born manager expressed his disdain over the lack of decisive strikers in the Super Eagles fold during the teamâ€™s double-edge friendlies against Poland and Serbia, culminating to the extension of an invitation to â€˜old warhorseâ€™, Obafemi Martins.The Franco-German tactician expressed his willingness to increase his striking options as the team continues to build up for the World Cup, maintaining that Martins and other Nigerian strikers who are hoping to be part of the World Cup party would have to be playing and scoring consistently to earn a call-up and Martins, who plays for Shanghai Shenhua fits into that category, having helped his club to win the Chinese FA Cup last November, beating rival Shanghai SIPG, with the 33-year-old scoring in both matches of the two-legged final.He scored the only goal in his team’s 1-0 first leg victory and also got their second goal in the return leg which finished 3-2 in favour of SIPG.â€œYes, the door is open to all our best players, including Martins.He is scoring a lot of goals and we need to get competition for all the positions, especially centre-forward.Â We have a lot of opportunities for the strikers, and so Martins, if he is scoring goals, will be welcome,â€ Rohr had said.However, just when many were thinking that Obagol might be part of Super Eagles party to Russia as all directions were turning towards him to help solve the teamâ€™s inability to hit the target, the injury came knocking.There is no doubt that heads would role at the end of the World Cup as some officials and players, if not coaches would be made the sacrificial lamb.The big question on the lips of observers therefore is, have we seen the last of Ighalo in the Super Eagles shirt in Russia.Ighalo was born on June 16, 1989. He started his career at Prime FC and later moved to Julius Berger and in 2007, he moved to Lyn in Norway. A year after was signed by Udineze of Italy but was loaned out to Granada in Spain, before signing for Watford in 2014.Last year, he moved to Changchun Yatai in China for a fee of Â£20m.In March 2015, after a series of strong performances for Watford, the then newly appointed Super Eagles interim coach, Daniel Amokachi invited Ighalo to the senior national, and he said then, “I feel good because it is my dream to play for my country.”With death threat hanging on his neck, it remains to be seen if he still feels good playing for his country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Residential Student Government will be hosting a wide array of events this week as part of Awareness Week 2014. The program is designed to improve residential life for all students and will take place in each of the residential areas around campus.The programs will be hosted at the North Area, South Area, West Area and Parkside Area and will focus on diversity, safety, health and wellness and stress relief.Each day will focus on promoting one of the values of Awareness Week. Monday’s events highlighted diversity and took place in the North Area Courtyard and the Birnkrant Multipurpose Room. Students participated in salsa and zumba classes and ate ethnic cuisine including Korean, Italian and Mexican food.There was also information about the Los Angeles Metro to encourage students to go out and explore the city. Taryn Maister, programming chair for North Residential College, emphasized how important it is for students to get off campus and see Los Angeles.“I don’t think students realize how diverse Los Angeles is,” Maister said. “We got restaurants from around L.A. to give us ethnic food for Awareness Week to show students that they don’t only have to stay on campus to get good food. They should go out and explore the city.”Safety will be the main focus of Tuesday’s events, which will take place on the South Area Lawn. Self-defense, bike safety and CPR classes will be offered to students and In-N-Out burgers will be served to those who participate.Jack Huebner, a freshman majoring in cognitive science, hopes to work on the EMT Team at sporting events on campus next year and is utilizing Awareness Week to learn CPR.“I’m excited for Tuesday, which will definitely help me prep for applying to work on the emergency response team at sporting events next year,” Huebner said.Wednesday’s events move off-campus to Cardinal Gardens where health and wellness will be the topic of interest. A basketball tournament is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and healthy smoothies, burgers and granola will be offered to fuel the players.Friday will round up Awareness Week with events at Parkside geared towards helping students with stress relief. Puppies will be available for students to pet to relieve the anxiety of midterm season.Tina Tzeng, vice president of programming for RSG, emphasized that the organization wants to focus on more than just the social aspect of dorm life.“During fall semester, RSG holds a highlighter dance and ‘Save Tommy Night,’” Tzeng said. “Now in spring semester, we wanted to move away from just social life and move towards areas that we can highlight and improve in residential life as well.”Tzeng hopes that Awareness Week will serve as a bonding experience for those in student housing.“At RSG, we want to make dorms more than just a place to live, we want to make them a home,” Tzeng said. “Awareness Week gives everyone a break from studying and a chance to come and have some fun. If everyone has a smile on their face, the event was a success.”
Walton – But you said I was Laker Family and this season was about being patient. Wait a minute, I’ve got your quotes right here:“I think the one thing that we have to, and the fans have to, be patient about is the chemistry on the court, because we’re putting together basically all these guys who will be new to each other, right?”Magic – Hey, times change. I owe it to Lakers fans to proceed according to my vision.Rich Paul, Klutch Sports agency – OK, here’s the next thing we want. Tyson’s been great but here at Klutch, we, er, I, think that we, er, you, still need more veterans.Magic – Wait a moment, I’m still writing it down.Paul – Carmelo Anthony’s out there and he’s not only one of LeBron’s best friends, but he can help us, er, you.Magic – Just so I understand: You want me to pick up Melo, after the Rockets shelved him with no one else interested in him, even with his minimum salary?Paul – That’s Fake News. We picked that phrase up following politics. Comes in handy a lot.We have our own vision at Klutch. We won’t rest until LB’s playing alongside the entire All-Star roster and his best friends.Chris Paul – I hope Melo helps you more than he helped us after I told the front office he still had it.James – What went wrong?CP3 – I don’t know. I pull a hamstring every time I think about it.Steve Ballmer – We have our own vision, in Clipper Nation! We’re going to sign two free agents whose names I can’t utter but sound like Kaui Lennard and Devin Kurant and move into our own building in Inglewood.Why would anyone want to be in downtown Los Angeles? No one goes there anymore.Jerry West – I keep telling you, the way it works around here, you go from Inglewood to downtown, not the other way around.Ballmer – But we’re downtown now and people barely know we’re alive!Donald T. Sterling – Thanks for the $2 billion, sucker!Ballmer – No problem, little guy. Took me about eight minutes to make it back in the market with my 339 million shares of Microsoft stock going up $65. That was $22 billion worth since I bought your team in 2014.With my personal fortune of almost $40 billion, I could have paid $2 billion per team and bought the entire Western Conference!Oops! Off $15 since our Oct. 1 high. There went $5 billion. … Oh well, easy come, easy go.Kawhi Leonard – Sorry, I can’t participate in tampering since I don’t talk about my plans … or anything, including the weather. Speak to my uncle, who’s in charge of my life.Ballmer – But he never talks, either.Kawhi – Exactly.Kevin Durant – There’s a place for me, somewhere a place for me.Steph Curry – Don’t leave, KD! We just won two titles together. Hasn’t it been fun?Durant – It was great fun, but it was just one of those things.Russell Westbrook – Don’t you know any songs from the last 50 years? And didn’t you just leave me in the lurch because you wanted to win a title and didn’t care how it looked?Durant – Word. And your point is?Draymond Green – Let that @$%$#! go, Steph. He was never really one of us.Curry – Thanks, Dray! Loyalty is so great. I know I can count on you to stay with me, even if your deal runs out in 2020.Related Articles Green – No comment. However, I’m totally committed to the Warriors, until then.Kyrie Irving – It’s way hard being an NBA star. You have to watch every word you say, like when Steph said we didn’t really land on the moon … or when I challenged everyone on Twitter to prove the Earth was round. Shouldn’t everyone be discussing world peace or something?Curry – Yo, Kyrie! I was kidding. I believe in science. Think of it this way, if the Earth was flat, as you propose, wouldn’t everyone on the other side just fall off?Knicks owner James Dolan – Is KD serious about the possibility of coming here? I’m going to reconsider my offer to sell the team!Knicks fans – No! No! Anything but that!Silver – And this is the most prosperous time in our history. Imagine what the other leagues are going through. Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ Davis – Wait a moment, I’m still writing it down.Pelicans GM Dell Demps – The Lakers are doing it again! Tampering! Tampering! Tampering!Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Commissioner Adam Silver – No, no! LeBron’s just talking about real estate. Everyone out there does that.Luke Walton – I can’t comment but I’m excited about coaching whatever awesome combination we put together next season.Magic Johnson – Not so fast. Our NBA favorites have resolutions for 2019, even if those in Lakerdom are working on a happier New Year in 2020.Anthony Davis – Me, leave New Orleans? Never, or not until summer, whichever comes first.Of course, I’ll consult my principal adviser, who’s right here …LeBron James – Right. I’ve bought the mansion next door in Brentwood so you can have a place to stay while waiting to be traded, after you inform the Pelicans to do it or get nothing when you walk in 2020. On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, July 30, 2013â€¢1:21 a.m. Officers investigated theft by a known suspect in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.â€¢2:18 p.m. Patricia R. Reyes, 25, Wellington was arrested on a City of Wellington Bench Warrant for failure to appear.â€¢2:18 p.m. Patricia R. Reyes, 25, Wellington was arrested and confined on two Sumner County Warrants.â€¢3:24 p.m. Officers investigated theft in the 500 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.â€¢4:59 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block Superior Court, Wellington.â€¢5:02 p.m. Non-Injury courtesy accident report in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington involved vehicles operated by juvenile male, 16, Oxford, and Christina E. Loofs, 50, Rose Hill.â€¢5:50 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 400 block S. C, Wellington.â€¢8:16 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block S. G, Wellington. â€¢9:30 p.m. Jeremy L. West, 22, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with illegal registration and driversâ€™ kicense violation.â€¢10:23 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and no child restraint in the 900 block N. B, Wellington.â€¢10:26 p.m. Nicki L. Strickland, 30, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with driving while license is suspended and no child restraint (x3).â€¢11:38 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.
By John BurtonCounty, state and federal agencies are seeking public input for their study on future renovations and/or possible replacement for the Oceanic Bridge.County officials, in cooperation with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the state Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are conducting a public survey as part of the local concept development study phase for the future work for the bridge.The project is intended to improve the safety and maintain the current crossing for the aging bridge, Monmouth County Bridge S-31, spanning the Navesink River, connecting Middletown’s Locust section and Rumson.This study phase involves data collection, community outreach and drafting a reasonable number conceptual alternatives for the project.The survey can be found at: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=3992.
Zidane replaced Bale in Pamplona in the 71st minute.JESUS ALVAREZ ORIHUELA Maybe it was just that, seeing himself in a fast and hard-legged encounter, which caused him to withdraw thinking that in two weeks the Manchester City in the Champions catwalk. “Bale is afraid of getting injured again”, commented Dani Garrido in Sports Carousel. The Welshman was cheating on the sprints, leaded under the socks. Only two shots (none at Herrera’s arch), the least you have a good time (twenty-one), not a dribble and many, many losses (14, more than Isco and Benzema) … Zidane’s defense That is why or because they had agreed, Zidane replaced him in the 71st minute. “He is an important player, he has shown, he has made very good minutes defensively and offensively, “was the response of the Marseillaise when asked about Bale in the flash interview. “I do not agree with Zizou, I thought it was another Bale match … “Jorge Valdano added immediately in Movistar + LaLiga. The week of Bale did not end in full reintegration. Your agent (Jonathan Barnett) tried to reconcile Welsh with Real Madrid through this newspaper in pursuit of the four months he has left in the club (“Gareth loves Real Madrid, the city and his life there”) and Zidane gave him a complex match in Pamplona that was more a challenge than a real pardon. Well, Bale left The Sadar without winning any of those two particular matches. He was seen cold and not very participatory, that is, a standard match under the parameters of Welsh, unalterable even in a game as revolutionized as yesterday. Since Madrid returned from the Saudi Super Cup, Bale had only been taken out of the dungeon before Unionistas in Copa, party that also did not complete, but Zidane goes to the old resource of the external threat to corner the debate. “They want us to have a problem with Gareth, but there isn’t one.”he insisted. The highest paid player of the team stayed in July when he had the suitcase made, he has only completed five games throughout the season and his production is limited to three goals. Not to be a problem, Bale seems.
Carmelo Anthony rejects future bench role with Thunder In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rajon Rondo had nine points and dished out 11 assists for New Orleans.But once Golden State got going in transition, Oracle Arena started rocking and the Pelicans couldn’t keep pace — with tempo being something the Warriors know is key this series. They opened the second with a 13-5 burst and were on their way.Davis, who averaged 33 points, 12 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in a first-round sweep of Portland, made 5 of 7 shots in the opening period.Green has been brilliant on the boards as Golden State keeps taking its defense up a level. He had games of 19 and 18 rebounds in the final two matchups of a five-game series with San Antonio in the first round.Nick Young started at forward for the Warriors while 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala remained in the starting lineup in place of Curry as Golden State won a franchise-record 13th straight postseason home game.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Now, they likely get Stephen Curry back for Game 2 on Tuesday night and all that he brings — even if in a limited role initially.Anthony Davis had 21points and 10 rebounds, scoring 10 in the first quarter before having a tougher time generating shots the rest of the way to finish 9 for 20. Jrue Holiday was held to 4-for-14 shooting and 11 points.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 crownGolden State again played without two-time MVP Curry, who has been sidelined since March 23 with a sprained left knee. Coach Steve Kerr called it “very likely” Curry would play Game 2 in the best-of-seven series.Klay Thompson, who led Golden State with 27 points, hit back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first half that made it 76-48. But New Orleans ended the second on a 7-0 run and Darius Miller’s 73-foot heave at the halftime buzzer counted after review, getting the Pelicans within 76-55 at the break. They hit another buzzer-beater to end the third but it was way too late. 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(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Draymond Green dazzled all over the floor with his fourth career postseason triple-double, and the Golden State Warriors thoroughly overmatched the New Orleans Pelicans for a 123-101 win in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals Saturday night.Green finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and two blocks and just with his hustle and energy helped the defending champions pull away with a superb, decisive second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ TIP-INSPelicans: The Pelicans’ 126-120 win April 7 in Oakland snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Warriors. “We approach the game as if everybody’s washed their hands of everything that has happened,” Gentry said. … Gentry received a technical at the 8:43 mark of the first quarter. … The Pelicans shot 7 for 23 in the second. … New Orleans surrendered 110 or more points in the last 11 regular-season games against Golden State.Warriors: Green topped Tom Gola’s three playoff triple-doubles for most in franchise history. … Young, who played 21 minutes, made a 3 on his first shot and another late in the game on his second attempt. … Golden State has won 25 of the last 27 meetings overall vs. the Pelicans. … Jay-Z and Beyonce sat courtside.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Warriors swept the Pelicans in the only other playoff meeting between the franchises in the 2015 first round as Golden State went on to capture its first championship in 40 years.HIGH-FLYING W’SGolden State had its highest scoring postseason first half as well as second quarter. The 76 points topped 73 against Phoenix on May 4, 1994, while 41 in the second bested 40 scored against Utah on May 11, 2007.Golden State shot 13 for 20 in the second, making four 3s and 11 of 14 free throws.PALSKerr and Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry shared a nice greeting and laugh before the series got going. As general manager in Phoenix, Kerr worked with Gentry and then made him the first call to be his top assistant when Kerr became head coach of the Warriors before the 2014-15 season.CURRY OUTAs usual, Curry insisted he “feels great and he’s ready to go,” said Kerr, who is encouraged his superstar point guard feels so good.“Just made the decision based on giving him the extra few days and the fact he only scrimmaged yesterday,” Kerr said. “You’ve been out five weeks and we’re playing in the playoffs, I don’t think one scrimmage is enough, even though he feels great, he wants to play and pleaded his case. But we’re going to sit him tonight and very likely he’ll play Game 2.”Curry returned to full practice with contact Thursday and only scrimmaged 5 on 5 for the first time Friday, and Kerr prefers that Curry get additional on-court time at full speed Sunday. View comments LATEST STORIES
Rondina and all the other Golden Tigresses sported hair buns in support of Alessandrini who’s recovering at UST Hospital.“These buns are for Amiga,” said Rondina.The 22-year-old Rondina finished with a game-high 19 points including two late ones that helped seal the win for the Golden Tigresses, who are now tied with La Salle and Far Eastern University for the third spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Rondina said that her sometimes volatile expression scares her teammates, so she knew she had to take it down a notch and that change paid dividends for the Golden Tigresses, who lambasted the Lady Spikers, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17.“The way I play is really intense but they get a bit scared when I do that,” said Rondina in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “So during the game I went for a different approach and what I did was console them and just remind them that it’s okay to make mistakes because we can still get it back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“What I did was relax myself before comforting them because during games when I’m in the backline I myself freeze so I relaxed myself before talking to them.”The other reason why Rondina had to be a bit calmer is the absence of Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini, who is sidelined with a knee injury. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Cherry Rondina has always played with a nuclear intensity, but she’s learned that she has to dial it down a bit for the benefit of her younger teammates.Rondina thought it’s best to tone her intensity down for a bit ahead of UST’s showdown with defending champion De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Rookie Lycha Ebon shows killer instinct this time in FEU win over UE Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.