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Jrue Holiday: New Orleans Pelicans in talks to trade veteran guard | NBA News

first_imgJrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans defends against DeMar DeRozan of the San Antonio Spurs as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on August 9, 2020 at The Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Image:Jrue Holiday is considered to be one of the NBA’s elite defensive players Under new coach Stan Van Gundy, the Pelicans are expected to build around the young core of Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. Trading Holiday could allow them to get another young player or two for the long term and also shed salary.Holiday, 30, has two years and about $52 million left on a five-year, $131.8 million deal he signed with the Pelicans in July 2017. In 61 games last season, he averaged 19.1 points, 6.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds a game – all above his career averages of 15.9 points, 6.4 assists and 3.9 rebounds. He has played 713 career games (640 starts) with the Philadelphia 76ers (2009-13) and Pelicans.- Advertisement – Want to watch even more of the NBA and WNBA but don’t have Sky Sports? Get the Sky Sports Action and Arena pack, click here. – Advertisement – Last month, he won the NBA’s 2019-20 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award.Presented annually since 2012-13 and voted on by the players, the award “recognises the player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on-and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to (the) team,” according to a league press release.The Pelicans finished the season 30-42. Head coach Alvin Gentry was fired after the team failed to make the playoffs.- Advertisement – The New Orleans Pelicans are involved in talks to trade veteran guard Jrue Holiday, according to US reports.The Athletic said on Wednesday that “several contending teams are pursuing” Holiday in a trade.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Buy a chapel

first_img4 Isabella St, Mount PerryThere’s a kitchen and bathroom, and the pulpit still exists as well as timber blinds, wall tiles and solid feature timber doors. Just $95,000 will secure you the 405sq m property which is at 4 Isabella St. 4 Isabella St, Mount PerryFOR less than $100,000 you can be the owner of a small country chapel.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoThe building is located at Mount Perry, a small town around 100kms west of Bundaberg.It has “residence potential”, according to Gin Gin Country Realty’s Trevor Versace.last_img read more

Osaka vows to block out negatives after ‘toughest year’

first_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Best Cars Of All TimeFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… But she then exited Roland Garros in the third round and Wimbledon in the first round, and her defence of her US Open crown similarly fell flat.The Japanese roared back with titles in her native city of Osaka and then in Beijing in the autumn, and in December hired the Belgian Wim Fissette as her coach – her fourth in less than a year.The world number three, who faces Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic in her opener in Melbourne, said she was “in a better head space” compared to 12 months ago, and playing better tennis.“But honestly, last year was the toughest year of my life, so I would hope it gets better,” Osaka added.Pushed as to what she meant, she said: “I guess just before everything (success), if I lost, it wouldn’t be an (news) article.“Now if I lose, like, there’s news. It was tough adjusting to that.”Osaka described herself as “a bit more seasoned” compared to a year ago and hopes feeling more relaxed can bring success, starting with the defence of her Australian Open crown.“Last year I feel like I was young,” the Japanese said was a smile.“I was just this young kid that was going out. My goal was to win and I wasn’t going to let anything stop me.“I feel like now I appreciate more every single win because I know what it took to get it.“Of course I want to win every match and I want to go out there and do that.“That’s what I’m here for. I think maybe last year I was a little bit more fearless.” The 22-year-old began last year in spectacular fashion, winning in Melbourne for back-to-back Grand Slam titles and soaring to the top of the world rankings.center_img Read Also: Serena Williams, back in the wins, aims to end long Slam record questOsaka, who has been open about her struggles with the pressure that comes with success, says she is trying to ignore what is said and written about her.“I’ve been training my whole life for this (tennis),” she told reporters.“I shouldn’t let outside noise – no offence to you guys, love you guys – but outside noise dictate how I’m feeling.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka said Saturday that 2019 was the “toughest year of my life” after the Japanese ploughed through several coaches and suffered a major dip in form.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ibrahimovic drops cryptic post amid talks of EPL switch

first_img Promoted Content6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t AffordThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWhy Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President?It Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last Movie8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right NowPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?World-Ending Scenarios: This Is How The Apocalypse May Happen Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken to social media to  tease Leeds fans with a cryptic post amid intense speculation linking him with the Premier League club.The 38-year-old Swedish striker returned to AC Milan in January and has scored an impressive 11 times in 20 appearances across all competitions last season.But Ibrahimovic hasn’t penned an extension with Milan and is expected to leave the San Siro this summer.Leeds were linked with the former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain star during the January transfer window.And now Ibrahimovic’s latest post on social media has caught the attention of many fans about his potential club future.The former Sweden international posted on Instagram Stories a first-person view from what appears to be a boat.And Ibrahimovic dropped a simple message accompanying his post: “Next destination.” Credit: Instagram/Zlatan Ibrahimovic Loading… Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani only admitted last month that it could be “too late” to bring Ibrahimovic to Elland Road.“Ibrahimovic will certainly be difficult,” he said.“We tried to sign him in January, but he chose to join Milan and the deal vanished.“Now I think it’s too late, the intensity of English football is different.”Ibrahimovic, who turns 39 in October, has suggested that it is unlikely he will remain in Italy for the new season. Read Also: Barca to start Messi, Suarez, Griezmann in attack against Napoli“I still have three games, still 10 days, nobody said anything to me and I don’t expect anything else,” he said last month.“There are things that we cannot control, but that seems strange to me, but we are doing great things.“We play with great confidence and we believe in what we do. I’m working, I’m fine, the team is fine and doing good things.“When I arrived we are second or third in the standings, it means it is not bad.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Everest Under-17s turn tables on Cold Fusion

first_img… Club gets new uniforms, compliments of HACCAFTER going down to Zeelugt’s Cold Fusion in their tapeball encounter recently, Everest turned the table on their opponents in a feature Under-17 35-over clash, played last Saturday at their Camp Road, Georgetown venue.In a game that fluctuated throughout, Everest triumphed by a mere seven runs in a thrilling affair. Set a challenging 131 for victory after the home team were limited to 130 all out in 31 overs, Cold Fusion were restricted to 123 all out in 33.3 overs.For Everest, Aaron Beharry led the way with a top score of 23 with extras playing a big role with 36, including a whopping 31 wides. The bowling honours were shared by P. Binand (3 for 8 off 3 overs), Kapildeo Charandeen (3 for 16 in 3), Aaron Mohabir (2 for 10 in 4) and Andre Seepersaud (2 for 26 off 7).Everest skipper Vishal Persaud collects the winning trophy from sponsor Prem Raghubir.Seepersaud completed a fine all-round performance with a fine 39 and received solid support from D. George who stroked 21. The rest of the batting however floundered to the bowling of Mohamed Jameer who captured four for 19 in 5.3 overs. There were two wickets each for Andre Tilku, Demerara Under-19 selectee Renaldo Mohamed and Vishal Persaud. Jameer was named man-of-the-match for his brilliant bowling performance.The winning trophy which was handed over to Everest skipper Vishal Persaud was donated by Prem Raghubir of Royal Woodworking Establishment.Opportunity was also taken to hand over cricket gear and uniforms to the recently-formed Cold Fusion players. Manniram Shew handed over a set for uniforms to the club’s president Bhudnarine Persaud on behalf of Narchand ‘Archie’ Mohan, owner and president of Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club (HACC) of Toronto, Canada.Saheed Mohamed of Everest also presented two helmets and a pair of batting gloves.last_img read more

Ruthless Jamaica hit six past Aruba in Curacao

first_imgMAALIQUE Foster scored a brace while Chavany Willis, Shemar Nicholson and Lamar Walker all scored, as Jamaica hammered Aruba 6-0 in the return leg of their Group C match at the Ergillo Hato Stadium in Curacao on Tuesday.Junior Flemmings also scored his first goal for Jamaica in what could be described only as a rout.Following a lack-lustre performance at the Kingston National Stadium on Saturday when the Jamaicans won 2-0, the visitors would have been hoping for an improved performance on Tuesday night.Jamaica got on the score sheet early when Willis delivered from the penalty spot after only seven minutes.Jamaica netted their second 10 minutes later when Maalique Foster slammed home a half volley from just out of the 18-yard box past a stunned Eric Abdul, who stood motionless as the ball crashed into the back of the net.Foster turned provider two minutes later, putting through Lamar Walker on goal. The 19-year-old Bethlehem Steel midfielder, demonstrating composure that belies his age and experience at this level, rounded Abdul and slotted home to put the Reggae Boyz up 3-0.Jamaica continued to threaten the Aruban goal and found a fourth in the 34th minute when Abdul parried a shot from Willis into the path of an onrushing Shamar Nicholson for a tap-in from two yards.Jamaica went to the break leading 4-0 completely in control of the match.At the resumption, it did not take long for Jamaica to add to their lead.Flemmings, who was very effective down the left flank early in the half, drove past several defenders and into the box before passing the ball into the far corner, well out of Abdul’s reach for Jamaica’s fifth.Flemmings sank to his knees and raised his arms to the heavens in celebration after he scored, was integral to Jamaica’s sixth that came in the 53rd minute. His shot from the left side of the box was parried by Abdul into the path of Foster who tapped into net for his second on the night.The win means Jamaica have the maximum of 12 points from their four matches so far in the group and Theodore Whitmore’s side have yet to concede a goal while scoring 18.Aruba remain at the bottom of the table with no points from their four matches.last_img read more

Guyana to participate in FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifiers

first_imgTHE Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (ONCACAF), yesterday announced the details for the 2020 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship. The men’s world cup qualifying competition will be disputed in three stages, in February, June and July of 2020.Unlike the previous format, which included regional qualifiers in the Caribbean and Central America and one final Championship, the redesigned competition mirrors the format used for the men’s under-17, women’s under-17 and women’s under-20 competitions, ensuring that all participating teams have an opportunity to qualify for FIFA World Cup and to play more top-level competitive football matches.The first stage of the competition will kick off in February of 2020. For this initial group stage, 17 participating countries ranked from 17-41, according to the Concacaf Under-20 Ranking as of June 2019, will be divided into three groups of four teams and one group of five teams. After round-robin play, the top finisher in each of the groups will advance to the knockout stage.The participating countries for the qualifying stage are Anguilla, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and US Virgin Islands.The second round of the competition, which will also be played in a group format, will take place in June of 2020. The top ranked 16 participating teams, according to the Concacaf Under-20 Ranking as of June 2019, will be divided into four groups of four. After round-robin play, the top three teams in each of the groups will advance to the knockout stage.The participating countries for the group stage are Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and USA.The final stage of the competition, knockout stage, will take place immediately following the second stage. All knockout round matches (round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal and final) will be played in a single match elimination format, with the semi-finalist qualifying to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2021.An official draw to sort the participating teams into the qualifying and group stage groups, as well as the parings for the round of 16, will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. The draw will be conducted from the CONCACAF Headquarters in Miami, FL. Fans will be able to follow all the action beginning at 11:00hrs ET via Concacaf.com.The host countries for each of the rounds and further scheduling details will be publicised after the draw.last_img read more

Bees rebound from first loss, complete sweep of F-M

first_imgThis was different from their first encounter three weeks earlier at Baker High School, for while it won that game 50-36, in that instance B’ville jumped out 22-6 in the first quarter and essentially maintained that margin the rest of the way.Here, the teams stayed close for most of the first half, though the Bees did outscore F-M 14-8 in the second quarter. But the Hornets fired back in the third period, converting some baskets and moving within three, 36-33.As before, F-M concentrated its production on the duo of Lexie Roe and Lily Fish, Roe earning 17 points and Fish getting 11 points, but other than that the Hornets only managed four total field goals. And it was B’ville’s defense that ultimately decided matters, keeping F-M quiet for long stretches of the fourth quarter as it steadily pulled clear, with the duo of Katie Pascale and Sydney Huhtala at the forefront.Pascale finished with 15 points, just ahead of Huhtala’s total of 14 points. Kyrah Wilbur earned eight points as Hannah Mimas and Ola Bednarczyk got four points apiece.A big week of home games now looms for B’ville as Nottingham brings a 7-6 record on Tuesday and then West Genesee visits on Friday, the three-time defending sectional champion Wildcats burning to avenge a 52-40 defeat to the Bees back on Dec. 10.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvillegirls basketballcenter_img When the Baldwinsville girls basketball team’s 12-game win streak ended at Cicero-North Syracuse on Jan. 17, the pressure of maintaining an undefeated mark was off.However, the Bees now stood in second place behind the Northstars in the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division standings. What was more, C-NS had now passed them in the state AA rankings, sitting at no. 17 to the Bees’ no. 19 mark.For a week, B’ville waited for a chance to show that it could recover from a setback. And the Bees would do so Friday night at Fayetteville-Manlius, pushed hard by the Hornets, but emerging with a 50-39 victory.last_img read more

Sportech agrees to sell Football Pools for ‘£83 million cash’ to OpCapita PE

first_imgShare Ian Hogg joins RPM Gaming as Chairman May 5, 2020 Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Share Updating the market, Sportech Plc has confirmed that it has entered a ‘conditional agreement’ to sell its Football Pools division for £83 million to ‘FP Acquisitions Limited’ a newly created company controlled by the funds of London private equity firm OpCapita.Seeking deal clearance, Sportech governance will now present the cash offer to its investors for approval.The Sportech board details that the funds generated from the sale will be used to invest in long-term product and technology development. Furthermore, any net proceeds from the disposal will be returned to Sportech shareholders.Governance further points that the cash £83 million deal is an attractive proposition since the company is now primarily focused on expanding its US Racing & Digital services.Focusing on its US divisions, Sportech details that its Football Pools product may not have the ‘material synergies’ for the firm’s future growth strategy.Updating investors on the proposed disposal Ian Penrose, Chief Executive of Sportech, said: “The sale of The Football Pools Business represents an important strategic development for Sportech, having established a strong platform for growth, following completion of an extensive and successful modernisation programme. We have delivered our objective of stabilising earnings, and are delighted to have concluded this deal for Sportech’s shareholders, The Football Pools Business and its employees.”Potential new owner OpCapita stated that it had been reviewing the UK betting and gaming sector for a period of time, seeking for viable investment opportunities.The private equity firm detailed that it was drawn to the Football Pools by ‘its loyal customer base, providing a solid foundation on which to build, through new distribution channels, additional new games and fresh marketing’. John Von Spreckelsen, Chairman of OpCapita, said: “We are delighted to be acquiring The Football Pools, which occupies a unique place in British culture. Sportech has successfully modernised the business and we look forward to realising its significant growth potential. As part of that growth strategy, we plan to ensure existing loyal customers continue to enjoy the game and bring The Football Pools, already loved by so many, to an even wider audience”.“We look forward to partnering with Conleth Byrne and his team to help develop the company further and supporting the community with its commitment to charitable causes.” UK Tote gains international ‘commingling pool ecosystem’ with Sportech April 17, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

Latest loss sends LA Dodgers on the road for NLDS

first_imgKershaw’s day was finished after that inning. He threw 82 pitches in his final playoff prep. He walked one – his 11th of the season in 149 innings – and struck out only four. For the season, his strikeout-to-walk ratio of 15.6 shatters the former record set by Phil Hughes in 2014 (11.6).“Sure. Yeah. I mean, I don’t have a choice,” Kershaw said when asked if he felt ready for the post-season. “I feel good. Arm feels good. I want to be perfect. It wasn’t perfect today but good enough for sure, yeah.”Kershaw wasn’t the most dominant left-hander in Saturday’s game. Giants rookie Ty Blach pitched eight scoreless innings in just his fourth big-league appearance and second start.The Dodgers made very little hard contact against him all day and managed just singles by Adrian Gonzalez in the second, Yasiel Puig in the fourth and Joc Pederson in the eighth. Only Gonzalez made it as far as second base.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had expressed optimism this week that his team was turning around its fortunes against lefties after beating Padres left-hander Christian Friedrich and getting to Giants ace Madison Bumgarner early in Friday’s game.Saturday put a big dent in that optimism.“We just couldn’t figure him out,” Roberts said of Blach who also pitched three hitless innings in relief against the Dodgers in September. “He was throwing fastballs and getting ahead of guys. We just couldn’t really put any good swings together, let alone consistent at-bats consecutively.“Today wasn’t a good day. … I think we gave away a lot of at-bats today. We’ve got to be better. We’re going to see a lefty in the next series (Washington’s Gio Gonzalez). We’ve got to be better.”The Giants’ win set up a photo finish for the final playoff spot in the National League Sunday. The three teams vying for the two wild-card spots – the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and Giants – each won Saturday. The Mets clinched the top spot with that win. The Giants maintain a one-game lead over the Cardinals heading into the final game of the regular season.If the Giants win or the Cardinals lose Sunday, the Giants would play the Mets in the wild-card game Wednesday in New York. If the Dodgers beat the Giants on Sunday and the Cardinals win, it would set up a one-game playoff for the final wild card on Monday in St. Louis. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “It’s only exciting if we win so we’ll try to win on Friday.”They’ll try to win without homefield advantage in the first round for the first time since their 2013 run to the NL Championship Series. The Dodgers had the homefield edge but lost in the first round anyway in 2014 (to the St. Louis Cardinals) and 2015 (to the New York Mets).“To me, it doesn’t matter,” said Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen who pitched a desultory eighth inning on Saturday. “We just don’t want to go home after the first round again.”Kershaw will again figure prominently in that. He certainly looked ready for the task most of the day Saturday.He retired the first 11 Giants batters in order and allowed just three hits in the first six innings, cruising along on 69 pitches. One of the hits was a solo home run by Angel Pagan, however, and the Giants added two more runs in the seventh inning when Brandon Crawford’s comebacker caromed off Kershaw and was thrown away for an error by Justin Turner when he recovered the ball.center_img SAN FRANCISCO >> Clayton Kershaw will be on the mound at Nationals Park next Friday. That is both a relief and a disappointment for the Dodgers.Kershaw made his fifth start since spending 75 days outside the lines with a herniated disc in his back and pitched well again, going seven innings for the second consecutive start and allowing just one earned run. But the Dodgers did nothing offensively against another left-handed pitcher and lost to the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Saturday afternoon.The fourth loss in five games since they clinched the National League West title last Sunday ended any possibility of the Dodgers catching the Washington Nationals for homefield in their NL Division Series matchup. That best-of-five series will open on Friday at Nationals Park.“It looked bleak there for a little bit in the middle of the season,” Kershaw said of drawing the Game 1 assignment for a fourth consecutive fall. “Didn’t know if I was going to be able to make it to this point. Now that it’s here it’s exciting.last_img read more