Warriors’ Andre Iguodala doubtful for Game 4 with sore knee

first_imgMOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala goes up for a dunk against the Houston Rockets during the first half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif.— Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is listed as doubtful for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night against Houston because of a sore left knee.There was a chance Iguodala’s status could be upgraded later Monday, the team said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Also Monday, Kerr said the team plans to speak to the league regarding Draymond Green’s double-technical with Trevor Ariza issued at the 6:49 mark of the fourth quarter when Ariza shoved Green as they traded words.“I thought it was unfair but we’ll take it up with the league,” Kerr said after Monday’s practice. “He committed a hard foul but he held Ariza up and didn’t allow him to get hurt, and then Ariza shoved him. It didn’t seem like a double-technical to me, so we’ll take it up with the league and we’ll see what happens.”With Green involved and the stakes so high at this stage, it probably won’t be the last time this series turns testy, either.“Two guys are fiery and want to win. Two guys like Trevor and Draymond are just the ultimate competitors,” Kevin Durant said. “Stuff happens out there. They’ve both got enough money to pay for it.”ADVERTISEMENT Kerr honored for excellence on court, cooperation with media LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments The 2015 NBA Finals MVP has been starting regularly this postseason, including the first three games of the West finals with the defending champion Warriors leading the Rockets 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. The Warriors won Sunday’s game 126-85, with the 41-point victory margin the largest in franchise history in a postseason game.Without Iguodala, the Warriors would lose one of their top defenders and playmakers. He banged his knee during the fourth quarter Sunday.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“I think it was like a knee-on-knee type of thing,” coach Steve Kerr said after the game. “He said he would be all right. But when we’re right, when we’re playing how we are supposed to play, Andre’s right in the middle of it. His defense and being smart, making good decisions. Andre is one of the guys who seems to set the tone for that for us, and I thought he did a great job of that tonight.”Since 2014-15, Golden State is 14-4 in postseason games started by Iguodala. Kerr could go with much-improved big man Kevon Looney — he blocked two shots in the first quarter alone Sunday — to keep a couple of key wing players available off the bench in Nick Young and Shaun Livingston. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Potential Calgary 2026 Olympic bid stokes hope for more affordable housing

first_imgCALGARY – Affordable housing advocates are hopeful a potential Calgary 2026 Olympic bid could help put a dent in the city’s shortfall.A draft hosting plan unveiled earlier this month by the bid corporation, Calgary 2026, envisions converting some 2,800 units of temporary Olympic accommodations for athletes, officials and media into long-term housing. Only 20 per cent of that would go for market rates, with the rest set aside for people in need.Of the plan’s $5.2-billion price tag, $583 million would be for housing.The co-chair of the Community Housing Affordability Collective, an umbrella organization of private and not-for-profit players in the sector, said the city has a 15,000-unit affordable housing gap.“If I do a projection 10 years from now, that number may well be 20,000, depending on the economic situation and the number of Calgarians in need,” said Martina Jileckova, who is also CEO of the non-profit Horizon Housing Society.So while the Olympic infusion wouldn’t solve the problem, a few thousand more units would help, she said. But that’s only as long as it’s on top of, not instead of, other sources of funding, like the National Housing Strategy.“We want to make sure that we continue to invest into affordable housing through other streams.”She adds that she hopes the not-for-profit sector can contribute ideas to this aspect of the plan, since it has in-depth knowledge of what people will need.The bid corporation’s plan mentions converting Olympic housing into a 200-unit seniors complex, urban Indigenous housing and student housing. So a cookie-cutter approach to building won’t work, Jileckova said.The executive director of Vibrant Communities Calgary, a poverty reduction group, says the national average of housing that’s affordable is six per cent, whereas in Calgary it’s only 3.6 per cent.So anything to help close the gap, including the Olympics, would be welcome, said Franco Savoia.“It’s one more step. Is it the solution? No. But it’s part of the solution,” Savoia said. “We’d be very, very supportive of more affordable housing coming on stream, whatever the mechanism.”The CEO of a Calgary building industry group said increasing the supply of market housing would also help those in need.“The best thing that can happen is that there is not only choice, but affordability for market housing, which reduces pressure on affordable housing, or in-need housing,” said Guy Huntingford, of Building Industry Land Development.Housing affordability is also a major issue in Canmore, the idyllic Rocky Mountain town an hour west of Calgary that would host some events.“If you’ve been in Canmore for a long time and got in the market 20 years ago, you’re probably doing all right,” said town Chief Administrative Officer Lisa de Soto. “But the average cost of a single family home is nearing $1 million, so it’s clearly out of reach of most people.”The bid corporation’s plan calls for 240 affordable housing units in Canmore to be managed by the city’s housing corporation.“That’s very meaningful for us, even though it’s potentially seven or eight years away.”But professor Stacy Lorenz says no one should bank on the Olympics being much of a help on the affordable housing front, citing the troubled Vancouver 2010 Olympic Village as a cautionary tale.“They ended up losing a lot of money on it while not even coming close to delivering on the promises they had made, or on the projections they had suggested for the number of units for social housing that would be built,” said Lorenz, whose research at the University of Alberta focuses on the sociological and historical aspects of sports.“If you need housing, provide housing. You don’t need to incur all the bills of the Olympics in order to do that.”last_img read more