Up next for USA Basketball: Waiting, and hoping

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team 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 LATEST STORIES “I know he’s excited,” Wall said. “Definitely didn’t want to miss that experience. So we understand why he’s not here. If not for that he definitely would have been here.”GOING-AWAY GIFTS: Gregg Popovich promised that he would buy some USA Basketball players cars based on their performance at camp.He fulfilled his end of the bargain — sort of. Popovich showed up Friday with cars for winners of various drills. They were toy miniature cars, but cars nonetheless.“They all laughed, they all thought it was funny,” Popovich said. “Just screwing with them.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Assuming the U.S. qualifies, Popovich expects to have regular discussions with USA Basketball officials like Jerry Colangelo about who they’d like to consider for the team — as well as NBA players, to gauge their interest.CONLEY PROGRESSING: Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies was limited to 12 games last season because of a heel injury that required surgery. He participated in USA Basketball’s minicamp this week, albeit not in contact portions.“I wish I could have participated in the contact stuff and I think I could,” Conley said. “But I think we’re being more cautious than anything. I feel really good and should be ready to go by training camp.”He has been playing in halfcourt sessions as part of his rehab, but has yet to partake in any 5-on-5 action.Waiting has been frustrating, he said.ADVERTISEMENT United States men’s national team coach Gregg Popovich speaks with players during a training camp for USA Basketball, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — And now, they wait.USA Basketball’s two-day minicamp ended Friday, and what’s next for the national team isn’t exactly clear. If all goes well, they’ll be gathering for a camp around this time next year to begin training for the FIBA World Cup in China.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “April, May, June, there were times when I was like ‘Man, this is taking forever,’” Conley said. “But right now, I think it’s all starting to come together.”Conley is going into his 12th NBA season, all with the Grizzlies. He’s averaged 14.3 points and 5.7 assists per game so far in his career.ASSISTANTS: USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich had plenty of help in Las Vegas this week.His assistant coach roster for camp was star-studded: Villanova coach Jay Wright, Gonzaga coach Mark Few, Golden State associate head coach Mike Brown, Miami assistant Dan Craig, Utah assistant Alex Jensen, Boston assistant Jay Larranaga, Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley, San Antonio assistant Ime Udoka and Portland assistant David Vanterpool.Popovich said he went through a varied process when it came to picking a camp staff, relying on both his personal knowledge of what some coaches can offer and getting feedback from other coaches in many cases.“Recommendations, my own knowledge of some of them, and I thought it’d be good for them to get the exposure,” Popovich said. “For them to be around all these players, I think it helps everybody. I think it’s a win-win.”Craig said when he got the call from Popovich, he was stunned. The call was brief, he said, and came when Craig was driving to work in Miami a few weeks ago.“I was really just flattered and honored that they would think of me, USA Basketball and coach Popovich,” Craig said.WIZARD DAD: It’s not often that Washington’s John Wall takes the court without backcourt partner Bradley Beal. And USA Basketball wanted them both together in Las Vegas this week as well.Beal passed, for good reason. He just became a dad. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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We don’t even think about the Olympics. The goal is the world championship in China next summer. So that’s what we’re working toward.”Van Gundy is coaching the Americans through qualifying for the World Cup. It resumes in September, and the U.S. will keep using G League players — as it has for its first six games of the tournament where it is trying to land a berth in the China field. The Americans are 5-1 so far, though could face serious challenges when the second round begins in Las Vegas in mid-September. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READlast_img read more

Prep Basketball Top 10

first_img9. La Mirada (19-7) 10. King-Drew (22-6) St. John Bosco (15-12) GIRLSRecords through Feb. 10 1. Poly (26-1) 2. Lynwood (21-3) 3. Narbonne (26-3) 4. Wilson (21-8) 5. Gahr (20-6) 6. Millikan (13-12) 7. St. Paul (22-2) 8. Jordan (15-11) 9. Glenn (21-4) 10. Cerritos (16-7) St. Matt. (13-13) 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 2. Compton (22-5) 3. Gahr (24-4) BOYSRecords through Feb. 10 1. Artesia (24-2) center_img 4. Centennial (19-5) 5. Los Al (24-4) 6. Mayfair (19-6) 7. Dominguez (19-7) 8. Poly (17-10) last_img

Friends pack church to remember Jake Lucas

first_img“It’s ironic,” said his mother, Katherine Hillman. “This is totally freaky for me.” Jake died Feb. 11 when he rode his motorcycle into a cable-type gate across a dirt road on private property in those hills. Those who loved him packed Crossroads Christian Fellowship church Wednesday for a viewing and memorial service. “I had always worried about Jake. I always worried if he had enough friends,” his mother said. “One thing I found out this week was how many people did know him and how many people liked him.” In one of the service’s more touching moments, Jake’s girlfriend, Lauren Majorski, 14, read a poem she wrote. “Forever and always you will be my first love,” she said. Before beginning the service, the Rev. John Kruer of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church asked everyone in the packed room to turn off their cell phones. But one kept going off. Jake’s father, James Lucas, explained it was Jake’s. It had been placed with him in his coffin. “That cell phone was one of his passions,” the father said. At the viewing, many of Jake’s friends from Valley View Middle School placed notes in the open coffin, along with a menu from a favorite restaurant. “He was my baby,” said his father, holding Jake’s favorite teddy bear to his chest and saying he’ll carry it with him everywhere. “I was always afraid he would get hurt, but not on a motorcycle.” Kruer said the service represented a kind of “group hug” and encouraged everyone to tell stories about how they remembered Jake. Some of his classmates told how he gave them nicknames, was known for his devilish smile and often did surprisingly spontaneous things, like the time he stood up in class acting like a meerkat. “Jake loved life. He loved the outdoors,” his mother said, listing among his interests skating, skateboarding, snowboarding and bicycle and motorcycle riding. She was trying to hold back tears because Jake didn’t like to see her cry. “He went to a different place doing something he really loved,” she said. “Kiss your children twice, one for you and once for me, because you don’t know what tomorrow will bring.” eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY Jake Lucas was a spontaneous kid, always quick with a joke or a nickname for a friend – or an impression of a meerkat in the middle of class. At just 13, he touched a lot of hearts with his wit and adventurous spirit, which put him on skateboards and snowboards and in the seat of an off-road motorcycle. He was always careful riding in the hills north of town, a hobby he had begun about nine months ago. That’s why his death last week came as such a shock to the hundreds of family members and friends who turned out for his funeral. last_img read more

Exclusive – West Ham assistant McDonald expects Allardyce deal to be sorted soon

first_imgWest Ham United assistant manager Neil McDonald hopes Sam Allardyce will be handed a new contract following their magnificent start to the season.The 60-year-old has led the Hammers from the Championship, when he joined them in 2011, to fourth place in the Premier League, despite a tough time last year when some of the club’s supporters wanted him to leave.And McDonald has told talkSPORT he wants Allardyce and West Ham co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan to thrash out a deserved new contract in the coming weeks.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I’m not sure if they’ve been talking but if you’re in fourth position and everybody is happy with everything you have done over the last three or four years then I am sure everything will be sorted out. It will be done in time.“We look forward to the gaffer [Sam Allardyce] having good talks with the co-chairmen to try to get it sorted out as quickly as they can.“He’s pushing the club on to where they want to go.“West Ham is a brilliant place [to be right now]. Even those who aren’t in the team right now are coming in with a smile on their face, although they’re a little bit frustrated.”last_img read more

Exclusive – Warburton could be England manager one day, claims Brentford goalkeeper

first_imgRichard Lee insists Mark Warburton is destined for great things despite being shown the door by Brentford – and believes he could go on to manage England in the future.The 52-year-old will leave Griffin Park at the end of the season, after disagreeing with Bees owner Matthew Benham’s vision for the club’s future.A number of Premier League sides are said to be interested in securing the former trader this summer.And Griffin Park goalkeeper Lee claims Warburton won’t struggle to find work in the future.“I can’t speak highly enough about Mark Warburton,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “His climb is incredible, but it’s down to hard work and the way he understands players.“Although he didn’t play at a high level, he knows players. His man management is very good and tactically he’s spot on. He’ll get a good club. I think he can be England manager [one day].“The way he operates is excellent. His players go onto the pitch high on confidence.“At the end of the season he will be fine.”Brentford are currently seventh in the Championship table, just seven points off an automatic promotion place.And Lee added it’s in no one’s interest to slack off at the west London club.“The big thing is to not to drift off now,” he said. “If we finish 14th or 15th then, when there is a big shake-up in the summer, the job Mark gets isn’t going to be as good as it could be.“If some of the players are going to be shipped out then the moves aren’t going to be as good as they could be.“The perfect situation is that Brentford do get promotion, or a play-off place. Then everyone is happy.”Owner Benham has come in for criticism from some parts of the Brentford faithful for letting Warburton leave, but Lee has defended the Bees chief, claiming he only has the club’s interests at heart.“When Mark was appointed, just over a year ago, there were lots of people questioning the decision, and asking what Mathew Benham was doing,” he continued. “No one knew who he was, he was essentially a nobody, but he’s done an incredible job.“We’re near the top of the Championship and the football we’re playing is phenomenal.“He was criticised then and he’s being criticised now. My hope, knowing Matthew as I do, is that he’ll have something in mind.“He’s yet to let Brentford down, so hopefully that’s the case going forward.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST MARY’S JUST MISS OUT IN BUNCRANA CLASH

first_imgClub lotto 27/10/15 counties: AM OY WW WX, 9 people matched 2. 5 winners of €20 drawn: B. McElhinney, B. Meehan, N. Lynch, C. Mailey Convoy & M. McNamee Treantaboy. Jackpot next week €2750.Hard luck to Our Senior Ladies who lost out to Buncrana in the Div 2 League Final this concludes the season for this year.Underage Training as Normal on Friday from 6-7 All Coaches please attend .Well done to our U 10 team who took part in a Blitz on Sat Morning in Newtown.U 8 will have a game at the Weekend Details at training. U 13 boys training on Thurs.Thanks to Everyone who helped out in any way with the Halloween Disco ad to ALL the children with their fantastic Outfits. GAA NEWS: ST MARY’S JUST MISS OUT IN BUNCRANA CLASH was last modified: November 2nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:Club NewsSt Mary’s Convoylast_img read more

‘I’LL FIGHT CLOSURE OF COMMUNITY HOSPITALS’ – TD

first_imgDonegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has vowed to fight against the closure of community hospital beds in Co Donegal.Deputy McConalogue raised the issue with Minister for Health James Reilly and the Chief Executive of the HSE Cathal Magee during a meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee last week.Speaking today Deputy McConalogue said: “I questioned the Minister and the head of the HSE repeatedly about fears that they are planning to close a number of community hospital beds and nursing units across the country. “I expressed my strong view that we need to protect these community health services for patients with long-term care needs. Neither Minister Reilly nor Cathal Magee would give me assurances in this regard. Instead they confirmed that they plan to close more beds in the coming year. However they refused to name specific locations.“I will not stand for any further erosion of services in the community health services. Community hospitals and nursing homes provide vital services in rural areas, mainly to elderly people in need of long-term care.“Carndonagh is an example of one such facility which was opened in 1957 and has been serving Inishowen since then. The HSE moratorium on recruitment has meant that beds have been closed due to falling staff numbers. The future capacity of Carndonagh Community Hospital is 42 beds. These beds must be protected at all costs, as must the services Buncrana Community Nursing Unit, Ramelton Community Hospital and Lifford Community Hospital.“I will fight tooth and nail to stop any bed closures at these facilities in Donegal. Seeking efficiencies is one thing but removing front line services is a different matter entirely,” concluded Deputy McConalogue. ‘I’LL FIGHT CLOSURE OF COMMUNITY HOSPITALS’ – TD was last modified: November 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:CarndonaghLiffordRameltonlast_img read more

HORGAN APPEALS TO FANS TO GET BEHIND HIGH-FLYING HARPS

first_imgFinn Harps manager Ollie Horgan has called on the Donegal public to come out in numbers and support his side ahead of the team’s first division clash this Saturday.Finn Harps boss Ollie HorganHarps have made a promising start to the 2014 campaign, and sit top of the table following two wins and one draw from their opening three games.A crowd of more than 500 fans braved snow and heavy rain last Friday for their stunning 5-0 over Cobh Ramblers. The Harps boss said “It was good to see those in attendance stay behind to show the lads their appreciation after Friday’s win against Cobh.“It would be great to see a big crowd come out on Saturday as a good atmosphere can definitely play its part in encouraging any team, and we are no different. Galway have a lot of quality and play good football so it’s a challenge we will be relishing”, he said.Horgan continued “It’s a very competitive league this year and there will be twists and turns for every side. As I said before we will never get carried away. We are looking for those players who have character, those lads that react the right way when results go against us or when things aren’t going well.“It’s important that our supporters see that they have are following an honest team that is 100% committed. We have a lot of hard work to do but we are going in the right direction.”  HORGAN APPEALS TO FANS TO GET BEHIND HIGH-FLYING HARPS was last modified: March 25th, 2014 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:finn harpsFinn ParkGalwayOllie Horganlast_img read more

SUPER JASON WINS IN VEGAS WITH FIRST ROUND KNOCK-OUT!

first_imgWinner: JasonBREAKING NEWS: JASON Quigley has won his first major fight – with a KNOCK-OUT!The Donegal boxer was greeted to a massive reception at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.And among the thousands in the crowd were many who travelled from Ballybofey to support him. They didn’t have long to wait to see Jason get his first ever professional win under his belt – exactly one minute and 22 seconds of the first round.The fight was scheduled to last four rounds but lean and mean Jason got stuck into Florida’s Howard Reece and finished it with the referee stepping in to stop the fight and declare a technical knock-out.Quigley is on the undercard tonight for the Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s fight with Erislandy Lara.It was a great debut for him. And there are celebrations back in Donegal as fight fans look forward to following an athlete who delighted us all as an amateur – and looks like being the real thing as a Pro. SUPER JASON WINS IN VEGAS WITH FIRST ROUND KNOCK-OUT! was last modified: July 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Goldeb BoyJason QuigleyMGM GrandVegaslast_img read more

KILLYBEGS COAST GUARD ATTEND SCENE AFTER ANGLER FALLS OVERBOARD

first_imgA man was rescued after he fell off a fishing boat at Mullaghmore.Killybegs Coastguard respond to a callKillybegs Coast Guard were tasked to the scene this morning by Malin Head to help the angler.Killybegs Coast Guard were on scene within ten minutes along with an angling vessel from Killybegs. The angler had been recovered from the water by the vessel which he had fallen overboard from.The male angler was checked to see if he needed medical assistance but was fine.Killybegs Coast Guard were stood down by Malin Head Coast Guard.  KILLYBEGS COAST GUARD ATTEND SCENE AFTER ANGLER FALLS OVERBOARD was last modified: August 18th, 2019 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:anglerKillybegs Coast Guardoverboardlast_img read more