Jack Colback believes unity is key for Newcastle

first_img The Magpies have been criticised this season for a lack of work rate and commitment but Colback believes the display at Tottenham shows what can be achieved when the players work together. “It shows that when we’re all at it, when we’re all focussed and concentrating, when we’re all together as a unit, we can be very difficult to beat,” Colback told nufc.co.uk. “We are a good team. We showed that against Liverpool and again (at Tottenham). “We came here with a game plan to be compact and it looked to be working until we conceded. But we showed our character to come back and win.” Tottenham were the better side in the first half but Newcastle emerged a different team after the interval, pressing harder and passing faster to assume control of the contest. “The first half was difficult. They have a really good set-up here where they work so hard to win the ball, give you no time or space and then when they have it they keep it very well,” Colback said. “At half-time we said that it’s only 1-0 and that we were still very much in the game. “Then in the second half the game opened up a bit, we were able to express ourselves a bit more and we got the two goals. Newcastle’s 2-1 win at White Hart Lane saw Steve McClaren’s side register back-to-back wins for the first time since November 2014 and climb out of the Premier League relegation zone, into 15th in the table. Spurs looked on course for an expected three points when Eric Dier headed home in the first half but goals from Newcastle substitutes Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez in the final 16 minutes completed a remarkable turnaround. Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback believes Sunday’s shock win over Tottenham shows what the Magpies can do when they pull together in the same direction. “We got the equaliser from the set-piece and a point would have been a great result here, we would have been happy with that, but you always hope that you will be able to nick it. “And when the ball fell to Ayo he was able to win the game for us – that was a massive bonus. “It’s a fantastic win. To come here, against a team who had only lost once all season was brilliant. That can really push us on. We’ve got back-to-back victories now and have to build on this.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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USG discusses description of WSA workshop

first_imgAn event hosted by the Women’s Student Assembly was the topic of debate at the weekly Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting Tuesday night in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.USG held its “Open Forum” program in which non-USG students can come in, voice a comment and have a discussion with USG senators and meeting attendees. Tuesday’s non-USG visitor, Brandon Zelner, was not physically present, but delivered his comment through a letter.In the letter, Zelner discussed the meeting “Decolonizing Healing,” held by the USC Women’s Student Assembly and Academic Culture Assembly on Monday. Zelner wrote that it was “highly concerning” that the two organizations receive funding from USG. He took issue with the event description that said “alternative methods of healing are just as valid, if not more valid, than pharmaceuticals,” calling it “misinformed.” He concluded by suggesting that USG funds be “redirected toward events in which students can learn where and how to receive both affordable and accessible health services.”The first response came from Shyann Murphy, executive co-director of WSA.“He wasn’t there at the event, so he has no idea what went on at the event,” Murphy said. “No one was saying, ‘Don’t go to a doctor.’ That wasn’t what we were advocating for.”Murphy said that the event did not criticize people for “going to the medical-industrial complex” but merely explored alternative medicine strategies alongside those of traditional medicine, as well as the issue of why healthcare is inaccessible to large portions of the population.Jacob Ellenhorn, commuter senator, said that though he agreed that being exposed to different forms of medicine was acceptable, the way USG-financed events are presented should be carefully examined.“I think that the issue the person is really addressing is that, while an event might be a certain way, when it’s marketed, it is marketed as something that it isn’t,” Ellenhorn said. “The event description … described an event that seems a lot different from the event that you actually held.”Ellenhorn suggested that for future event descriptions, hosts should avoid “loaded” or “controversial” language to make sure that USG doesn’t get perceived in “a certain way” by the student body. He pointed out two phrases in the description, “‘current methods’ include feeding into corporations that don’t really care about our well-being as persons …” and “… the medical-industrial complex is violent towards people,” as examples of such language. Murphy immediately responded.“I agree that it’s important to have accurate event descriptions, but again, I feel that our event description was very accurate,” Murphy said.Ellenhorn interjected, denying the accuracy of the description. Murphy asked Ellenhorn not to interrupt her.She added that it’s impossible to capture everything that will happen in an event in a description. She then asked Ellenhorn, “How many event descriptions have you written in your life? Do you know that an event doesn’t always go as the event description dictates?”Murphy also said that people should come to WSA’s events before voicing any criticism of the organization.Other USG members, among them Luis Vidalon-Suzuki, assistant director of the ACA, and Sabrina Enriquez, residential senator, also voiced their opinions on the issue. Vidalon-Suzuki emphasized that group directors should be accountable to their constituents above all, and that they were just trying to bring in “new perspectives” during the event. Enriquez also stressed the importance of avoiding tone-policing and attending events in order to formulate critiques.At the end of the discussion, Giuseppe Robalino, USG residential senator attempted to clarify the issue at hand.“It is clear that the event was going to be about the synthesis [of alternative and Western medicine]. This isn’t about tone policing, either, because there is no resolution being brought up that is directly prohibiting the use of certain language,” Robalino said. “This is a direct examination … of the USG programming fee, the budget and that being used in terms of … generating turnout.”Robalino said that Zelner, and constituents like him, did not feel welcome in WSA’s event because of the language in the event description. Robalino argued for “energizing the student body,” using USG funds efficiently, and ensuring that as few students as possible feel alienated from certain events.last_img read more

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Malik Jabir lauds Super Eagles after 0-1 defeat

first_imgBlack Meteor Coach, Malik Jabir, has lauded the home-based Super Eagles’ 1-0 victory over his U-23 national team, the Black Meteors of Ghana on Friday in Uyo.The two teams had tackled each other in an International friendly to mark the official opening of the 30,000 capacity Uyo Stadium built by Akwa Ibom Government.The match, which took place shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan inaugurated the stadium, was watched by Ghanaian President, John Mahama and his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Quattara.Jabir said that the Super Eagles played excellently well, saying “Nigeria paraded a formidable team”.“[The] Nigerian team is a formidable team; they have been playing ,together but I just assembled my team for only two weeks.“My team was not as good as Super Eagles’ team. “The game is a nice one; it has graced the occasion and this is expected and it has happened that way, so we all thank God,” he said. He expressed the hope that his boys had learned from the Super Eagles and would improve when they got home.“I am very happy for what I saw’; when I go home I will know where to touch and where not to touch.“My team’s failure is not an excuse at all; I just began, maybe next year if I am to come back here, it will be a much better game,” Jabir said.He described the Akwa Ibom stadium as an “exceptional stadium,” saying it was different in the whole of Africa. Also speaking, the Super Eagles’ Coach, Daniel Amokachi, thanked Gov. Akpabio of Akwa Ibom for building a world class facility for the state and Nigeria.“Though this is a friendly game, anytime we play Ghana it is never a friendly game; national pride comes in,” he said.Amokachi, however, added, “It is not about the friendly game but is about the world class facility that is here for Akwa Ibom and for Nigeria”.He said that his captain, Emem Eduok, had made history to be the first ever player to score in Akwa Ibom International Stadium.“The most important thing for me today is that the son of the soil scored the opening goal in this stadium. “The man has gone into history, being the first player ever to score in this stadium for his state,” Amokachi said. The Ghanaian Captain, Isaac Osai, commended Super Eagles for their victory, saying that his team played well but Nigeria team played better.“The team just prepared for two weeks before coming to play in Nigeria; we played a very good football but the better team won today.“If a team is just two weeks old and play against Super Eagles of Nigeria like this, I think is a good account for us and we need to continue from there,” Osai said.Super Eagles’ Captain, Emem Eduok,  also expressed appreciation to God for making him to score the first ever goal at Akwa Ibom International Stadium. “I am so happy to make my fans, friends and my family happy; I thank God I played well.“I am very happy to score a goal in front of Mr President, other presidents and my governor; I am privileged, I am happy I have made history today,” Eduok said.He said that the friendly was his first International goal, adding that the match meant a lot to his football career.NAN reports that at the end of the match, Ghanaian President, John Mahama, presented Gold medals to the Super Eagles for winning what is tagged Transformation Cup.Ivorian President, Mr Alassane Ouattara, presented the Silver medals to Ghanaian team while President Goodluck Jonathan handed over the trophy to the Eagles.last_img read more

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Hapoel Jerusalem: Bringing offensive firepower to the quarter finals of the Basketball Champions League

first_imgNo team in the 2019 Basketball Champions League scores like Hapoel Jerusalem.Of the 32 teams that began the group stage, Hapoel ranked first in points per game at a hefty 89.7. That is a sizeable 4.8 points ahead of second-placed Virtus Bologna; to put that gap into some context, it is larger than the gap between third-placed Venezia (82.8) and nineteenth-placed Nymburk (78.4). Measured by offensive rating, Hapoel’s extremely healthy 119.3 mark ranks second only to the 119.6 mark of Iberostar Tenerife, yet by virtue of playing at a much faster pace (tied for first in the competition at 75.2 with Ludwigsburg’s 75.2, and far ahead of Tenerife’s last-placed 67.5 mark), they have the competition’s most poignant scoring unit. 🔥 @AmareIsReal has been ballin’ (12.8PPG, 5.8RPG, 15.4EFF). How far can STAT take @JerusalemBasket?⁣⠀ #Road2Final4 #BasketballCLA post shared by Basketball Champions League (@basketballcl) on Mar 5, 2019 at 2:28am PSTIn combination, then, Hapoel offer quite the spread of offensive tools.In addition to the scoring and pace, Hapoel also clear the offensive glass well. They sport the second-best mark in the competition in this category at 34.9%, in large part due to the glass-crashing American duo of Josh Owens and Chris Johnson. Owens ranks tenth in the competition in rebounds per game despite playing only 20.8 minutes on average, with 2.3 of his 6.9 boards per contest coming on the offensive end, while former NBA swingman Johnson rebounds extremely well for his position, using his size and athleticism for the position to rake in 2.3 offensive rebounds per game of his own in comparable minutes.As well as being a high-scoring team, this is also a veteran team. Aside from Blatt, the baby of the group at 21, no one else is younger than 26, and only Thomas and little-used bench shooter Bar Timor are even that young. The other nine players in the rotation are all 28 and upwards, including seven aged 30 or older. In the quarter finals, Hapoel took on Neptunas, the Lithuanian team that themselves ranked sixth in pace in the group stages. The Israeli side won both legs of the tie, by a combined margin of 32 points, scoring 86 and 84 points in the two games respectively. Even with an ugly 5-27 three-point shooting performance in the second leg, they still won by 20 points, fuelled by a +10 rebounding differential (including 11 offensive boards) and forcing their opponents to shoot even worse from outside (3-21). Once again, the formula worked.Hapoel will now take on Tenerife, the only team with a better rated offense than themselves, Regardless of the result, we should see a high-quality offensive game, and one that may be played at two different paces. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e2/60/chris-johnson-jerusalem-bcl_49qlp8xdpjvr1japjjosupmxf.jpg?t=-1083337935&w=500&quality=80 View this post on Instagram Put simply, Hapoel get the ball, and go.The engine that drives this is young Israeli national team point guard Tamir Blatt. David’s son is in his first season with the team, and looks entirely comfortable with the increase in competition level. With excellent passing vision, a good jump shot, a permanently live dribble and the ability to both shoot and pass off that dribble with aplomb, Blatt always keeps an opposing defence guessing.A pass-first playmaking point guard, of course, needs scorers to make plays for. It helps then that he is flanked with gunners from outside. Hapoel ranked fourth in the competition in three-point percentage, shooting a very healthy mark as a team of 38.0%. Veteran James Feldeine is a big part of that mark; hitting 38.8% on his threes, Feldeine is both the on- and off-ball shooting threat that both complements and substitutes for Blatt, with the tandem of them able to change the outcomes of games from outside. Do-it-all forward DaSean Butler helps with his 44.6% three-point shooting, and while he is a bit less judicious with his offensive discipline, J’Covan Brown offers a Feldeine-like microwave role off the bench.There are also playmakers around this shooting back court. Feldeine and Brown both take their turns on the ball, with Feldeine in particular flanking his scoring with some probing, driving and kicking, and veteran reserve guard Yogev Ohayon adding extra surety of ball handling where required.Up front, TaShawn Thomas’s pace and transition game expand the play book that way, while although he is used increasingly rarely in the twilight of his career, Lior Eliyahu’s ability to fashion a foul-line flip shot never left him. And of course, a pick-and-roll passing wiz such as Blatt needs needs who can roll for him. Thomas becomes very effective here, too, as does veteran Amar’e Stoudamire, who looks fresh after a year in retirement. It is impressive, then, that these relatively senior legs get up and down the court as well as they do.More often than not with the most offensively potent teams, there are some disadvantages given back defensively. When measuring points given up by efficiency rather than volume (which is biased towards pace and not reflective of effectiveness within a scheme), the higher scoring units generally rank middle of the pack, or worse. After all, no team can have a roster entirely replete with excellent two-way players, and Blatt in particular is a weak point in the defence that opposing teams routinely key in on.That has not overall been the case with this year’s Hapoel team, though. Measured by defensive efficiency, they ran out as having the sixth-best defence in the competition thus far. Their net rating of +16.4 ranks second, three whole points ahead of the defensive juggernaut that is UCAM Murcia, and only the excellence of Tenerife (+22.0) stands between them and the title of being the best overall team in the competition thus far.Hapoel finished level with defending champion AEK Athens in the group stages, and their split season series against the Greek side was responsible for one of their two losses. The other was an extremely high-scoring game in which defensive lethargy saw the Israeli side give up 101 points to Antwerp. Such anomalies aside, however, Hapoel have showed their potency throughout the group stages, potency they hope to ride all the way to the title.last_img read more

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NBA Draft 2019 rumor roundup: A complete list of trades, news, notes and more

first_imgSuns will send the No. 32 pick to Pacers too, source tells ESPN. Pacers are taking Warren into salary cap space. https://t.co/NN0gxs4e8L— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019Pacers will send cash to Suns in deal, league source tells ESPN. Suns wanted to unload the three years, $35M on Warren’s deal to create space.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019Hawks sell two second-round picksThe Hawks sold the No. 41 pick to the Warriors on Thursday and, one day before, sent the No. 44 pick to the Heat.Can confirm @wojespn report of Hawks trading No. 41 pick to Warriors for 2024 second-round pick and cash considerations. Was in the works last night.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) June 20, 2019OFFICIAL: The Miami HEAT have acquired a second-round pick (#44 overall) in the 2019 #NBADraft from Atlanta in exchange for a future conditional second-round pick and cash considerations. The pick originally belonged to Charlotte and was acquired by Atlanta in a previous trade.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) June 19, 2019Bucks shed salaryMilwaukee traded Tony Snell and the No. 30 pick to the Pistons in exchange for Jon Leuer. The deal saved the Bucks about $4 million this year and cleared Snell’s $12 million contract in 2020-21, according to ESPN.So the Pistons will be have the 15th and 30th picks in the draft on Thursday. Bucks saved $4M in salary this year, and won’t have Snell’s $12M in salary on books for 2020-21.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019 The 2019 NBA Draft has come and gone.There was plenty of uncertainty after the first three picks — Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett — which led to a ton of draft night deals as teams tried to move into position to select the players they were targeting. “I wouldn’t be here without my mom. She did everything for me.”What a moment for Zion Williamson, who shed tears after being drafted No. 1 overall. #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/WBVSRPr04K— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 20, 2019We tracked all of the 2019 draft night trades and rumors below:Jordan Bone ends up with Pistons The former Pistons guard was picked at No. 57 and was eventually sent to the Pistons.Detroit has traded for the rights to Tennessee guard Jordan Bone, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019Warriors sell 58th pick The Warriors traded for a pair of second round picks and then sold their own. Golden State sent the No. 58 selection to the Pistons, who took Yale’s Miye Oni, according to ESPN. Jazz pick up late pick The Jazz picked up a late second-round pick in a trade with the Pacers. They went on to select Jarrell Brantley at No. 50.Jazz selected Jarrell Brantley with No. 50. https://t.co/G1ma4bbrLC— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019Knicks, Kings swap picksThe Knicks moved up in the second round and selected Michigan forward Ignas Brazdeikis. The Kings received the No. 55 pick in the deal, according to The Athletic. New York also included cash in the trade. Bol Bol traded to NuggetsBol Bol, who had been a projected lottery pick for most of the season, fell all the way out of the first round to No. 44. He was selected by the Heat and then traded to the Nuggets. Denver has acquired Bol Bol in a trade, league source says. https://t.co/BPtsQCDrVj— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019Lakers move back into the draftThe Lakers ended up with a pick in 2019, after all. Los Angeles acquired No. 46 from the Magic in exchange for a future selection and cash considerations. Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired the No. 46 overall pick in the NBA draft from Orlando. Magic receive future pick and money.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2019Warriors get another pickThe Warriors were reportedly “actively” looking for another second-round pick. They ended up finding one as they received the No. 39 selection from the Pelicans. They ended up taking Alen Smailagic.Warriors get the guy they stashed/developed in Santa Cruz last season. An 18-year-old pick-and-pop/slash big from Serbia. Probably destined for another year in SC, maybe as a two-way. https://t.co/OwA5rlBGqN— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 21, 2019Pistons add a second rounderDetroit acquired the No. 37 selection from the Mavericks and drafted Deividas Sirvydis.Clarify: Detroit traded for the No. 37 pick from Dallas, not 35. https://t.co/EV4DPRNNfC— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 201976ers with another tradePhiladelphia continued to stay active. It traded the 34th pick to the Hawks for two future second-round picks and the No. 57 selection in this draft.Bruno Fernando will go to the Hawks https://t.co/hFuqOMJ9S6— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) June 21, 2019Pacers go three for one Indiana turned No. 32 into three picks as it received three future second rounders in a deal with the Heat.Indiana has traded No. 32 to Miami for three second-round picks, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 201976ers stay busy, as wellPhiladelphia sent veteran Jonathon Simmons to the Wizards and received a 2019 second-round pick (No. 42) in return.Sources: The 76ers are trading swingman Jonathon Simmons and No. 42 pick to the Wizards.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2019Cavaliers add another scorer Kevin Porter Jr. is heading to Cleveland. The Cavaliers traded four second rounders to the Pistons for the 30th selection and picked the USC guard.Sources: Cavs sent four second-round picks and cash to Detroit for pick No. 30.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2019Clippers acquire a pick from Nets The Nets dealt the No. 27 pick away to the Clippers, who took Florida State forward Mfiondu Kabengele.Clippers are focused on Florida State’s Mfiondu Kabengele, league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/penWFTZG5p— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019Celtics trade again The Celtics had a busy draft night. Boston traded the 24th pick, which it landed from the 76ers in a previous deal, to the Suns. Boston received a 2020 first-round pick in the trade. The Suns are sending the Celtics a 2020 first-round pick via the Bucks in Ty Jerome trade, league sources tells @TimBontemps and me. https://t.co/9bD2Q2gnQ5— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019The Celtics also moved Aron Baynes to Phoenix, according to The Athletic. Grizzlies make a moveMemphis acquired the 21st pick from the Thunder in exchange for the No. 23 selection and a 2024 second rounder, according to ESPN. The Grizzlies then took Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke.76ers, Celtics agree to dealThe Celtics agreed to trade the 20th pick, Matisse Thybulle, to the 76ers in exchange for the 24th and 33rd selections.Deal is agreed on — and Sixers will send Boston Nos. 24 and 33 in this draft, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/XM7bHrkNH7— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019No Tacko Fall for the Knicks? New York worked out 7-6 center Tacko Fall and was reportedly considering taking him in the second round. However, the Knicks did not pick Fall.Some players Knicks have considered at 55 in 2nd round include Jalen McDaniels, Jaylen Nowell, Miye Oni, Zyland Cheatham. Probably won’t be a Tacko Thursday for Knicks, I’m told.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) June 21, 201976ers hoping for Little or Porter? The 76ers were targeting North Carolina forward Nassir Little or USC guard Kevin Porter Jr., according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. They were “working the phones to try to trade up” for one of the two players. Don’t be surprised if the #Sixers snag Nassir Little or Kevin Porter Jr if available. The team is working the phones to try to trade up, but hope they fall, according to a league source.— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) June 21, 2019Thunder want to trade backThe Thunder are looking to trade back from No. 21. They reportedly want to shed salary and center Steven Adams, wing Andre Roberson and guard Dennis Schroder are “very available.”Oklahoma City is engaged in several conversations with teams to move back in first-round from No. 21, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019Hornets make pick The Hornets were looking to make a trade and were discussing deals while they were on the clock. Yet, they held onto the pick and took Kentucky’s PJ Washington.Charlotte is still discussing trades with the No. 12 pick, per sources.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2019The first big surprise The Suns picked North Carolina’s Cameron Johnson at No. 11. The 6-9 wing was widely projected to be taken in the 20s. Bulls say they never shopped Zach LaVineThe Bulls picked Coby White at No. 7. They reportedly had been looking to move up, but claim they did not shop Zach LaVine in any potential deal, according to the New York Times. The team sees LaVine as a “foundational piece.”The Bulls, up next here at No. 7, are adamant that they did NOT shop Zach LaVine in an attempt to move up in this draft and see LaVine as a foundational piece— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 21, 2019Frank Ntilikina staying in New York?The Knicks were reportedly “extremely open” to trading Frank Ntilikina on draft night. The guard, however, is expected to remain with the team, at least through Thursday. Latest I am hearing is that Frank Ntilikina survives the night in NY – of course subject to change with offers, but no deal in place.— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) June 20, 2019Hawks had a target in mindThe Hawks selected De’Andre Hunter with the No. 4 pick. They traded up with the hopes of picking him, according to ESPN.That was fast The Timberwolves traded for the No. 6 pick earlier Thursday. They “engaged in multiple conversations” about flipping that pick but ultimately held on to it. Minnesota is engaged in multiple conversations on the No. 6 pick acquired in the deal with Phoenix, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019The Cavaliers tried to move the fifth pick? Cleveland was open to trading the No. 5 pick, according to multiple reports. It received inquiries from three teams, including the Celtics and Bulls, according to Cleveland.com. But, it stood pat and took Darius Garland out of Vanderbilt.How many trades will there be?There’s expected to be “a whole lot of action” at the bottom of the first round, an executive told the New York Times.  Timberwolves move up to No. 6The Timberwolves acquired the No. 6 pick from the Suns on Thursday in exchange for Dario Saric and the No. 11 selection, according to ESPN. Minnesota had been trying to jump up throughout the week and also inquired about the No. 4 and 5 picks. It was the second trade made by the Suns on Thursday as they also sent TJ Warren and a second rounder to the Pacers.Minnesota president Gersson Rosas tried to get to No. 4, No. 5 and finally moved up to No. 6. https://t.co/92ro1J5uP3— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019Minnesota is also “actively exploring options” to move Andrew Wiggins, according to SI. Pelicans do not hold on to No. 4 pickThe Pelicans acquired the No. 4 pick from the Lakers in the blockbuster Anthony Davis trade. But, they did not hold onto it.New Orleans moved that selection to the Hawks and received the 8th, 17th and 35th picks in 2019 as well as a protected 2020 pick in return, according to ESPN. The Pelicans also sent Solomon Hill, the No. 57 pick and a future second rounder to Atlanta.Atlanta has acquired New Orleans No. 4 pick in the draft for No. 8 and 17 and 35, league sources tell ESPN. Pelicans are sending Solomon Hill, No. 57 pick and a future second-round pick.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019Atlanta is also sending a Cleveland heavily protected first-round pick in 2020 to the Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019Pacers deal for TJ WarrenThe Pacers acquired wing TJ Warren and the No. 32 pick from the Suns in exchange for cash considerations. Warren averaged 18 points in 43 games for Phoenix last season but has three years and about $35 million remaining on his contract.last_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail report: July 4 – July 11, 2016

first_imgSweetwater, Antonio32Wichita, KSN. I-35 MP 30, Mulvane, KSKHPPedestrians under influence of alcohol or drugs / Regulations on use of controlled-access highway and facilities / Operate vehicle without liability insurance7/10/16 Thomas, Tereze C.29El Dorado, KSButler County JailSumner COServing Sentence7/8/16 Ables, Robert E.52Mayfield, KS500 E. 90th Ave. N., Wellington, KSSumner CODriving While Suspended7/5/16 Nunez-Concha, Javier I.22Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSedgwick CoFailure to Appear7/7/16 Wright, Colt F.22Derby, KS124 W. Lincoln, Wellington, KSWellington PDCriminal damage to property7/6/16 Becker, Robert W.49Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSedgwick CoProbation Violation7/7/16         Stinson, Thomas W.50Longview, TX600 S. US 81 Hwy, Wellington, KSSumner CODriving While Suspended7/5/16 Sharpsteen, Don J.58Dodge City, KS1001 E. 16th, Wellington, KSWellington PDPossession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant / Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body7/5/16 Falls, Brent R.34Wellington, KS1001 E. 16th, Wellington, KSWellington PDPossession of para w/intent to manufacture controlled substance / Possession of depressant7/5/16 Dalbom, Dale M.36Conway Springs, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSumner COBurglary / Theft of propery or services / Failure to Appear7/7/16 Waide, Brandon J.28Wichita, KS1100 N. K-15, Udall, KSSumner CODriving While Suspended7/5/16 Shaffer, Jamielea J.26Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSedgwick CoFailure to Appear / Failure to Appear / Failure to Appear7/8/16 Love, Brian K.41Wellington, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSumner COServing Sentence7/7/16 Eshom-Day, Tyler R.22Mulvane, KSSedgwick County JailSedgwick CoFailure to Appear7/7/16 Noffsinger, Ami D.30Texarkana, TXI-35 MP 8, South Haven, KSKHPFailure to Appear x2 / Computer unlawful acts; False representation with damage / Computer unlawful acts; Access w/o authorization with damage7/10/16 Osborne, Justin R.26Wellington, KS1315 N. B. St., Wellington, KSWellington PDCriminal damage to property7/10/16 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 7/4/2016 thru 7/11/2016  Velazquez-Mendoza, Miguel23Wichita, KSK-15 MP 59, Mulvane, KSKHPDriving While Suspended7/4/16 McIntire, Mallory J.31Wellington, KS1415 Michigan, Wellington, KSWellington PDTheft of prop/services7/4/16 Kim, Hae Y.38Wichita, KSSB I-35 MM 33 C., Mulvane, KSKHPDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs7/9/16 Conley, Calvin M.45Mayfield, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner COServing Sentence7/9/16 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Mefford, Robert K.52Wellington, KS2004 Madison, Wellington, KSWellington PDAssualt7/9/16 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for July 4 to July 11, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows: last_img read more

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Football: Carrick takes over as United captain

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | Michael Carrick has succeeded Wayne Rooney as captain of Manchester United after the club’s all-time top goalscorer’s move back to Everton.“It feels great and it is such a huge honour to captain such a great club,” Carrick told the club’s MUTV on Tuesday.The 35-year-old added: “It is my 12th year now and I came as a 25-year-old. I never thought I could be here for so long and achieve so much.“Now, to lead the boys and look after the young boys, to guide them in some ways, it is a nice thing and a real pleasure.“I came to this club as a footballer and I am now a huge fan. I have grown to love the club over the years and to be in this position is very special for me.” Carrick joined United from Tottenham in 2006 and after Rooney’s departure is the longest serving player at Old Trafford.last_img read more

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The patience of Job

first_imgWell, well, well the Pittsburgh Steelers smacked around the Titans almost as if it was the Titans offensive line that was on life support as opposed to the Black and Gold. But wait, in regards to getting it, I suggest that the Black and Gold use the first four rounds of the 2012 draft to “get it” and draft, O-line, O-line, O-line and if anyone worth his salt is available, D-line. Draft a young group that can learn the system together and learn to depend upon themselves, together. Toss the entire group into the furnace so that their mettle can be tried and tested collectively.This was supposed to be a very close game that was leaning toward the Titans in spite of what the odds makers were saying as opposed to what the “men from Vegas” were really thinking. The truth of the matter is at this point in time the Steelers could barely even field an offensive line to even break the huddle to face the Titans. Hell the Steelers might as well not have even shown up; att, wrong answer. The Titans held the ball until 8:21 of the first quarter. At that point I was thinking hey; here we go again as soon as Big Ben gets the ball just go deep baby, just go deep. However, Steelers wide receiver/kick returner Antonio Brown made short work of the Titans special teams unit returning the ensuing kick-off back to the 50 yard line. I’m sure that was not the way that the special teams coach drew it up because if it was; it was trash.All of the yelling and screaming that Steelers Head “Honcho” Mike Tomlin allegedly did behind closed doors may have brutalized a few eardrums and tenderized several souls because against the Titans, the offensive line looked like a group of All-Pros that had been together for several years. When things get rough, sometimes we want to rely on self as opposed to those around us. Divide and conquer. See boys and girls the Holy Scriptures tell us that: “The first test Satan gave to Job was to take away all of Job’s animals even killing the servants that were with the animals but Job did not curse God like Satan wanted Job to do.” Job was not trying to get all that he had lost back at once; he remained diligent and was totally focused on survival, just plain making it. There are times, especially in the world of sports and particularly in the brutal realm of professional football, that injuries will destroy a variety of personnel groupings and who your teammates are will vary from minute to minute but they should not be called out even indirectly because their worth and value should not be minimized. They cannot and should not be publicly reprimanded when the “team” falters but allowing the spotlight to shine on one or two individuals when the “team” realizes success. There is an old saying in sports that goes something like this: “you cannot bench the money.” The Steelers are but a year or two away from rebuilding and lo and behold that are not even remotely prepared to face the challenge.There is a trend developing in the NFL. Draft good young players, throw them into the “Serpentine fire” and let them become hardened by battle. First year quarterbacks Andy Dalton of the Cincy Bengals and Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers have individually taken more snaps than Steelers second or third string quarterback Dennis Dixon has taken in three plus years. There have been several occasions that Big Ben has been “allegedly” injured and instead of taking that week off to recuperate he went out threw two or three picks, lost the game and attributed the poor performance to his injury, the defense, the offensive line or his food stamps not arriving in time but in all fairness to Mr. Roethlisberger, “against the Titans ya done good.” Not let’s see. Coming up to face the Steelers “unleaded” offensive machine are Jacksonville, Arizona, New England and Baltimore. Hmm, will the “O” stutter or soar? Who knows, the Shadow knows.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: abruce@newpittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741. He can also be heard on the “Odd Couple” sports show as the NFL/AFC North analyst Wednesdays from 11-11:30AM on WCWA 1230AM, Fox Sports Toledo, Ohio.) Prior to the Steelers/Titans clash at Heinz Field in which the men of Steel gave the fellows from Tennessee their comeuppance by the score of 38-17 there was loads of talk about how much better off Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was since he signed with the Titans. In a recent AP article on Washington Post.com, Hasselbeck himself even said that “You can draw up all the fancy plays that you want and mismatches and personnel groups. But if you can’t block for it, then that stuff’s no good. It’s trash. We’ve got a great group of guys up front playing the offensive line. They’re well-coached, and they just work together as a unit. I mean talk about teamwork. Here [with the Titans] they give it the first priority, and it’s not the case in most places.” last_img read more

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Sen. Beck Keeping Watch on the Economy

first_imgBy Jody CalendarEATONTOWN – Monmouth County’s economy is recovering at a faster pace than the state average and Fort Monmouth is considered the best recovery from a closing in the nation.But byzantine regulations have slowed homeowners from recovering from Super Storm Sandy, residents are flocking to Florida to avoid the state’s draconian estate tax laws and the casinos are blocking the economic recovery of Monmouth Park and “gaming” the state, Sen. Jennifer Beck, R-16th, said in a wide-ranging discussion with businessmen this week.Beck promised the gathering of the Eastern Chamber of Commerce Business Network Breakfast meeting yesterday at the Sheraton Hotel, here, “I’m on it” but recognized that she may face fierce opposing opinions and interests.She urged those in her district who are still having trouble with Sandy recovery of their home or business to call her office.She said she had a team of “incredibly smart young people” who will help expedite solutions.Beck is angry that casinos are moving operations 9 miles from the New Jersey border but want to be subsidized in Atlantic City “and are crying poverty when they are making a mint. And those are your tax dollars.”Beck said the casino industry’s insistence that Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands not be allowed gaming licenses was frankly absurd and self-serving.Admitting that she went head to head with Gov. Chris Christie when he wanted to close Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands, said, “He and I went at it.“Thirty two gaming casinos are amassing on New Jersey’s borders, she said. “The casinos are playing us. They are savvy, savvy businessmen. The sad thing is those 10,000 people out of work from the closing of the four casinos and another is possibly closing which will mean a loss of another 3,000 jobs.”That affects Monmouth Park as well as Monmouth County businesses, she stressed.Beck said she also opposes raising the gas tax to fund the Transportation Trust Fund. Her calculations suggest the tax would have to be raised 22 cents a gallon, which, she said, is not viable.“Anyone who drives Rt. 66 knows it needs work, which is money,” she said. “Should (the Trust Fund) be funding sound walls? We have to look at what we’re funding.”She’s also concerned that “droves” of residents “which are tracked by data” are moving to Florida to avoid tax on retirement funds, inheritance tax and estate tax.“There’s a serious debate because some people believe that persons of means, who have more than $675,000 don’t care about those taxes but it’s clear they are going to other states for 183 days – it’s happening so we don’t benefit from the taxes at all,” said Beck, who is on the budget committee.The good news is that Fort Monmouth is developing well and transitioning into private ownership. Paterson Hospital was privatized, the marine facility has been privatized, the golf course will be, the state police took over the firing range and there are many other negotiations.What Beck is most excited about is her meeting with Sen. Joseph Kryillos, and Sen. Tom H. Kean Jr. with a Princeton-based concern to discuss the development of a technical center that would partner with a car marker to develop driverless cars and the facility would encompass 83 acres.“High paying, high-tech business,” Beck said. “Subaru is moving its headquarters to Camden and we hope to approach them.”She also stressed that the state’s economy has improved with the state dropping from 10 percent unemployment to 6.6 percent and Monmouth County at 5.5 percent.Beck is urging towns to consolidate to save tax dollars and said merging sewer authorities won’t lose a town’s identity.She said among her many priorities some at the top of the list are estate tax repeal, pension reform because of the “robust outstanding liability,” gaming licenses for Monmouth Park and stopping the casino drain, regionalization and growing the economy.She urged residents in her district to engage the issues and voice their opinions.“We need your help,” she said. “These are complicated issues.”last_img read more

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