SWAN begs Gov. Uzodinma to save Heartland FC from extinction

first_imgRelatedPosts Primate Ayodele to Uzodinma: You’re likely to be removed as Imo Governor Uzodinma, APC allegedly plotting to violently take over Edo Assembly – Speaker Court adjourns suit seeking Uzodinma’s sack as Governor The Imo State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association has appealed to Governor Hope Uzodinma to urgently resolve the internal leadership crisis in Heartland FC of Owerri to save the club from extinction.The association made the appeal on Saturday in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Everest Ezihe, and Secretary, Tunde Liadi, in Owerri. SWAN urged the Uzodinma-led government to ensure that salaries and allowances owed the players as a result of the crisis were immediately paid them.According to the association, this will enable the players to commence preparation for the new season.It noted that the continuous silence of the governor on the leadership crises in the club and the fact that the club had yet to start preparations for the new season may lead to serious setback.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the League Management Company had set September 18 as deadline for all clubs to comply with its licencing directive.However, Heartland FC has yet to begin preparation for the new season due to internal leadership crises, which led to accumulation of unpaid salaries to both players and staff. SWAN said: “Imo SWAN appeals to Governor Hope Uzodinma to ensure the crises in the club is halted forthwith, while the government should immediately put machinery in motion which will ensure speedy payment of the emolument owed the players.“Heartland FC is the pride of the Eastern Heartland, therefore, it will be regrettable if Uzodinma whose administrative mantra is anchored on shared prosperity will out of negligence allow this most  cherished game to be destroyed by selfish interests.”Tags: Everest EziheHeartland FCHope UzodinmaImo State Chapter of the Sports Writers AssociationTunde Liadilast_img read more

Phase II of the Clematis Streetscape project set to begin today

first_imgPhase two of the Clematis remodeling street project is set to begin today.County leaders and developers are expected to conduct the groundbreaking around 9:00 am Monday and construction on the project is expected to begin shortly after.Phase two of the project will take place along the 200 block of Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach and will include wider sidewalks, more shade trees, and more room for bicyclist.“We’re excited to break ground on Phase II of the Clematis Streetscape project,” said Mayor Keith A. James. “When complete, this project—with wider sidewalks, more shade trees, and more room for bicyclists– will make one of our City’s most visited and most popular streets even more attractive to visitors and economic development, which is in line with my vision of creating a community of opportunity for all in our city. This project is a first step toward ushering in a renaissance, of sorts, along Clematis Street, which means only great things for our downtown.”The project will also include narrower traffic lanes and a curbless street design.As far as traffic in the area is concerned project coordinators are saying they have learned from the Phase one of the project and will work to ease construction disruption for both visitors and businesses.“With the launch of Phase II of Clematis Streetscape, we are taking our learnings from Phase I to make noticeable improvements to ease the construction phase,” said Allison Justice, Deputy Director, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.Construction on Downtown West Palm Beach began in 2018 with upgrades to the 300 block of Clematis Street. Phase two will tackle the 200 and 100 blocks. Some parts of the 100 block will remain open until as late as August. According to the city:South side of 100 block will remain open to vehicle traffic until early August;South side of 100 block is scheduled to be completed in early December;North side of 100 block will remain open to vehicle traffic until late June;North side of 100 block is scheduled to be completed by late October;200 block is scheduled to be completed by October 31 or sooner.All construction is expected to wrap up in December.last_img read more

New Cases of Dengue Fever Reported in South Florida

first_imgPart of South Florida is now under a mosquito-borne illness alert, as new cases of dengue fever have been reported in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in recent days.Broward County reported its first case this year of locally transmitted dengue fever last Friday, while Miami-Dade reported its fourth such case.Mosquito control officials say the cases transmitted in our region come from South Florida mosquitoes that most likely have bitten people who have dengue when they come here from South and Central America and the Caribbean.The Pan American Health Organization says more than 2 million people in the tropical region have contracted the disease this year, while 723 have already died from it. Children tend to be most prone to becoming infected with it.Dengue is transmitted by bites from infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Although those are the same types of bites that spread the Zika virus, dengue can be fatal in some cases.The most common symptoms associated with dengue include: high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyeballs, and joint and muscle aches.Severe cases can include shock, internal bleeding and death.Bindu Mayi, professor of microbiology for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University, says,  “There is no cure for dengue and no antiviral agent we can give to shorten duration of illness. About one in 20 people will get a severe case and it has to be addressed. The best thing is prevention.”Officials suggest taking these precautionary measures:-Wear repellent products, and concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET. Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, or IR3535. They may be obtained from most pharmacies.-Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and long sleeves when outside, especially at dusk.-Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.-Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios to keep mosquitoes out of the home.Mosquito control officials in Broward and Miami-Dade say they are in the process of doing additional truck spraying, in addition to house-to-house spraying, to prevent further spreading.Broward Mosquito Control adds that they are also going door-to-door with backpacks to spray, particularly in southern portions of the county.“We know where the areas are with the types of mosquitoes that carry dengue and we will treat those more aggressively,” says Ahn Ton, Broward County’s director of mosquito control.Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Division Director William Petrie says his division had already treated the neighborhood where the newest local case was reported, and will now treat that area again. He adds, “We will treat the area more intensively and target a wider area. We also will trap mosquitoes and send them off for testing.”To request a mosquito inspection or report a breeding ground in Miami-Dade, call 311. Broward County residents may request mosquito spraying by completing the Mosquito Spray Request Form at Broward.org, or by calling (954) 765-4062.last_img read more

Serena Speaks on Police Violence

first_imgShe is the latest athlete to speak out about friction between law enforcement and the black community in the US.In Tuesday’s Facebook post, Williams, 35, wrote that she had asked her 18-year-old nephew to drive her somewhere so she could work during the journey.She said that when she saw a police car she “remembered that horrible video of the woman in the car when a cop shot her boyfriend”. “All of this went through my mind in a matter of seconds,” she added.Williams was apparently referring to the July 6 fatal shooting of Philando Castile, whose girlfriend live-streamed the confrontation with police in St Paul, Minnesota.The Grand Slam champ said she checked her nephew was not speeding so they would not get pulled over, and then regretted not having driven herself.“I would never forgive myself if something happened to my nephew,” Williams wrote. “He’s so innocent. So were all ‘the others.’”“I am a total believer that not ‘everyone’ is bad. It is just the ones that are ignorant, afraid, uneducated, and insensitive that is affecting millions and millions of lives.”Williams quoted Martin Luther King Jr, writing: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”She added: “I Won’t Be Silent”.Williams spoke out amid a wave of anti-police brutality sporting protests in the US, triggered after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem.Some 214 black people have been killed by US police this year out of a total of 821 people, according to Black Lives Matter monitoring group, Mapping Police Violence.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Serena Williams has voiced her fears about police violence, writing on Facebook: “I won’t be silent.”The US tennis star posted that she found herself feeling wary of law enforcement during a recent journey with her teenage nephew.Williams said that when they drove by a patrol car she remembered a woman whose boyfriend was fatally shot by police.last_img read more

Pitchers get ‘rise’ out of opponents

first_imgUsed mostly as a relief pitcher, Kristyn Hansen has several pitching methods to fool opposing batters from the circle.[/media-credit]Fastball. Changeup. Riseball.Riseball?Those first two might sound familiar to most people, but the third pitch is a likely unknown to people unfamiliar with softball. The differences in pitching between baseball and softball go farther than just the throwing motion, but a lot of the contrast begins with just that.“In softball, we’re able to throw a lot more pitches with velocity,” University of Wisconsin pitcher Kristyn Hansen said. “So, we’re able to go both up and down with our pitches, versus baseball [where] they only can throw downward pitches.”The added vertical axis hitters need to deal with can cause problems for hitters. With the underhanded throwing motion softball pitchers use, it’s possible to throw a riseball, which will actually move upwards in the strike zone. Gravity makes adjusting to hit a falling ball much easier than a ball that is moving upwards.Though the underarm-release lends itself to a riseball, pitchers also throw dropballs, which also do exactly what they sound like: drop. Add the fact softball pitchers utilize breaking balls and offspeed pitches, and batters may never know what’s coming until it’s too late.“You have balls that can work in, out, up, or down on you,” Hansen said. “So you never really know what you’re expecting half the time, [as] a batter.”In addition to adjusting to pitches, batters may need to worry about the handedness of a pitcher. While left-handed pitchers are rare in baseball, they’re even scarcer in softball — UW southpaw Leah Vanevenhoven is one of just four lefties in the Big Ten.Hansen, a righty, said as a hitter, there is a difference in adjusting to facing a lefty pitcher.“It’s definitely a different look … not in the vertical zones… but when it comes to the horizontal zones — say a curveball or a screwball — it’s kind of more difficult to read off the pitcher because their body language is a lot different than a righty pitcher,” Hansen said.However, the advantages a left-handed pitcher has are different between the sports. While lefty pitchers are often used in baseball because of the advantage they have over lefty batters, in softball they’re more useful against righties.“Honestly, I don’t think it’s that big of a difference between the two,” Hansen said. “Sometimes people like to have lefty pitchers just because of their curveball. They can work in on a lot of righties, which is a really effective pitch against [them], jamming them in the hands.”Part of the reason there are so few left-handed pitchers is that there aren’t a lot of pitchers to begin with. Most Big Ten teams carry only two or three pitchers on their rosters.Because pitching in softball isn’t as hard on the shoulder as it is in baseball, pitchers don’t need as much rest between appearances. Some teams, such as Illinois, rely on their staff ace to pitch most of their games. University of Illinois’ Monica Perry has pitched 152 more innings than the next closest pitcher on the roster.That doesn’t mean there’s no room for relief pitchers, though. While softball teams don’t have traditional baseball bullpens with closers and specialists, pitchers need to be ready in the event they are put in a game, which is often during a pressure situation.“You just have to strike the batter out. … You just have to have the right mentality and just live for those moments,” Hansen said of relief appearances.With experienced pitchers in Vanevenhoven and junior Letty Olivarez, most of Hansen’s innings pitched have come in relief. Since Wisconsin’s starters usually pitch entire games, Hansen never knows when or if she’ll be called on. The psychological aspect is a big part of pitching when a player isn’t starting games.“The mentality is definitely a lot different,” Hansen said. “In relief, you’re always on edge. … I’m always ready every moment of the game and trying to be as prepared as I can.”Even getting the chance to come off the bench and pitch is difficult. With teams carrying sparse pitching staffs, receiving an offer to pitch college softball is harder than being recruited as a position player.For Hansen, the decision to pitch paid off. A former swimmer, she decided to take the circle as a challenge. Hansen said isolating the appeal of pitching was easy for her.“My favorite part is, pretty much you control the game,” Hansen said.“You have control and you have that adrenaline, and you get to touch the ball at every single part of the game,” she added. “… I just feel like you get be part of the game that much more. It’s exciting.”last_img read more

Triche’s future remains uncertain with Draft nearing

first_img Published on June 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ On Thursday night, Brandon Triche will sit down with his brothers along with the rest of their family. Together, they’ll watch the NBA Draft and, at some point, hear Triche’s name announced.That’s the plan at least.But Triche’s plans, like his NBA hopes, have problems. He might have to fly out the day of the Draft and cram in another workout, desperate at the thought that those few extra hours in yet another gym will make the difference between celebrating with his loved ones, and staring down a summer of suffocating summer league pressure.“There is no wait until tomorrow,” said Triche’s brother, Mike. “Everything is now.”It’s a product of the real and perceived holes in Triche’s game. He’s worked out for, in order, the Nets, Pistons, Kings, Trailblazers, Knicks, Lakers, Clippers, Mavericks, Suns and Magic. On Wednesday, he’s scheduled to work out for the Celtics.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEach provides hope and an easier path to the NBA career Mike, who Triche texts about every other day and calls twice a week, feels is a certainty for his brother.“That’s a good sign, it means teams are interested, he has his chance just like anyone,” NBADraft.net owner and analyst Aran Smith said. “I think he could get into the very late second round.”Every compliment, though, is qualified.Smith thinks Triche is a good enough player for Europe, not for the NBA. His skill set doesn’t match the league, Smith said, he doesn’t have the size to be a shooting guard, the ball-handling to be a point guard or most damningly, the athleticism to make up for either.“I would have to project him as undrafted,” Smith said.In Europe, the opponents are slower, the defenses are more compact. He’d find more space to shoot. Coaches wouldn’t need Triche to drive as much, but he could overpower defenders there if he did, Smith said.But Smith didn’t see Triche outduel former Murray State point guard Isaiah Canaan in front of the Knicks. His agent told Triche’s father Melvin it was an “A-grade workout” – the same agent who was hired because he has a history of successfully representing players with very questionable draft prospects.Still, when Triche talks to his brother, Europe doesn’t come up. Mike said it’s a thought, but the line’s drawn there. It’s never spoken.“We just talk about the NBA basically, that’s the main thing,” Mike said.It’s why Triche flew into Detroit around 1 a.m. one day for an 8 p.m. workout the next. Even there, though, plans were scrambled. Triche was in Detroit. His practice gear was still in New York with the rest of his luggage.Triche got off to a slow start, Melvin said. Afterward his agent began requiring a day between workouts.Melvin gets updates from Triche’s agent, a representative of the Billy Duffy Agency, after each workout. And he tells Melvin that each team thinks Triche will be drafted.“But you know, teams don’t commit to anything,” Melvin said. “But they all say the same thing: that he should get drafted.”On Thursday, Triche is set to rejoin the family he hasn’t seen since May 13. He can see his brother Mike, who he can only tell where he worked out the best – not where he’d fit – and, if he doesn’t have to jet off for one more workout, they’ll sit and watch.The last overall pick may come and pass without a single mention of Triche’s name, much less his announcement as a draftee.If he and Triche are sitting next to each other, waiting for the 60th pick to be made, Mike said he’d simply tell his brother that he’s going to make a team – even if it starts with a summer league contract.Even with that collective confidence, though, comes the uncertainty that underlies the next three days, or months, of Triche’s career.“We try not to put that much pressure on him,” Mike said, “but we owe it to him to discuss the hard topics.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Court to approve $215 million class action settlement in Tyndall case

first_imgCorrection: A previous version of this article stated that the panel determining former patients’ payouts will be approved by Tyndall, the survivors and class action attorneys. The panel will be selected by USC and class counsel for the survivors. The Daily Trojan regrets this error. A federal judge announced he intends to give final approval for the $215 million class action settlement for former patients of former campus gynecologist George Tyndall Monday at a court hearing. The settlement includes payouts ranging from $2,500 to $250,000.“In this case, the women brought the suit as a class action, fought for themselves, but also for everybody else who wasn’t in a place where they felt like they could bring a lawsuit,” said Annika Martin, one of the lead attorneys representing the women who have come forward against Tyndall through the class action. “I think that’s a really key piece of this — it really was women standing up for other women.”Final approval, if not delayed by appeals, will allow the University to begin distributing money to the estimated 18,000 patients Tyndall saw over his nearly 30 years of employment at USC, regardless of whether they filed claims against him.The settlement was first proposed in October 2018 but was delayed in April after a federal judge ruled it needed to be amended to include more information about the distribution of payouts.The final version of the settlement increased the size of the panel deciding payout amounts from one person to three. The panel will comprise a retired federal judge, a gynecologist and a forensic psychologist, all of whom will be selected jointly by USC and class counsel for the survivors.USC said it was pleased with the tentative approval of the class action settlement.“This settlement provides respectful and confidential relief to Tyndall patients at the student health center and formalizes a broad array of campus reforms,” the University wrote in a statement.The class action is the first sexual assault claims settlement to effect institutional reform as part of the agreement, Martin said. As a result of the settlement, two independent monitors have been appointed to work with the University to ensure that changes to the University’s gender-based violence policies are properly implemented.Nancy Cantalupo, an external consultant with experience in sexual violence prevention and response, will serve as one of the monitors. Cantalupo, who has been at the University since the fall, helped coordinate the American Association of Universities Campus Climate Survey at USC in Fall 2019 and is on the task force assembling a report on the survey results. She has met with students and faculty and will make recommendations for University protocol changes regarding gender-based harm.The other monitor, who will arrive at USC this spring but has not yet been announced, will act as an independent women’s health advocate and will work closely with USC Student Health, receiving and confirming investigation into complaints of sexual and racial misconduct at the student health center.“One of the really primary goals of the settlement is to make sure that can never happen again and that whatever policies and procedures allowed that to happen, that those are changed,” Martin said. “Hopefully we can have some accountability for what’s happened in the past and also make some changes in the future.”More than 700 current and former USC students have accused Tyndall of sexual assault in what the Los Angeles Police Department has called the largest single-suspect sex crimes investigation in the department’s history.However, some attorneys disapproved of the settlement. John Manly, who represents 234 women in lawsuits against USC alleging abuse by Tyndall, said he believes the settlement is unfair to the former patients, citing the removal of a clause that would allow survivors to appeal payout decisions. He said he considered the University’s crisis response strategy too focused on maintaining the University’s image.“USC has adopted the Catholic bishops’ model, and basically, that’s the model where we spend a lot of money on public relations and very little time and attention to reform,” Manly said. “I can tell you, until that culture changes there, this will happen again — it will. And they’ll continue to damage the University’s reputation.”The panel of experts will determine the size of each payout using a tiered system, awarding higher compensation to those who submit written records and interviews about the abuse. Under the terms of the settlement, Tyndall will not be responsible for paying any portion of the settlement nor will he be required to admit wrongdoing. The University will pay the $215 million in addition to up to $25 million in legal fees for the former patients.Tyndall’s attorneys did not respond to request for comment in time for publication.Tyndall was arrested in June 2019 and charged with 18 felony counts of sexual assault and 11 of sexual battery taking place between 2009 and 2016, following a Los Angeles Times investigation in May 2018 that uncovered his decades of sexual misconduct and quiet termination. Tyndall has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the L.A. District Attorney’s Office is conducting the criminal proceedings separately.More than 660 women have filed separate lawsuits against USC, citing the University’s failure to protect them from sexual abuse and its negligence in not immediately reporting Tyndall’s actions to the medical board. The class action settlement is the first in a wave of expected settlements in connection with the Tyndall case.last_img read more

‘Educate. Empathize. Empower.’ A student-led resource website to fight against anti-Blackness on campus

first_imgLaunched July 3, the site was created following calls from students and organizations to USC administration to take action against anti-Black racism on campus and dismantle University-affiliated institutions that have perpetuated oppression against the Black community, including the Department of Public Safety and the Los Angeles Police Department. (Vincent Leo| Daily Trojan) Along with links to petitions and demands created by USC students to University administration, the carrd also features a “Black Artists At USC” tab that showcases the work of Black dancers, designers, musicians, photographers and filmmakers on campus. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) The team updates the site often with new petitions, fundraisers and educational resources that relate to the USC community, such as efforts to end campus ties with LAPD, student-led sales to support Black Lives Matter and a link to the Off the Track podcast where USC Track athletes discuss social justice.  “There are so many petitions going out there, fundraisers, and we thought it could be pretty useful [for the website] to serve as this hub,” Seshadri said. “We just wanted to do our part as non-Black [people of color] in helping this movement move forward.” Upon reaching the site, bolded letters greet the visitor: “As USC students, we have the privilege and resources to learn. Educate yourself and others.” Below, in unbolded text, a call to action: “Start now, start here.” Over the course of one month, the six students said they set out to research all the different ways people can educate themselves on and participate in anti-racist efforts. They compiled petitions circulating the internet that champion racial justice and assembled a list of Black-owned restaurants around campus. “The culture of our communities is to not pay attention to things that are going on around us, stay in our own lane and mind our own business,” Seshadri said. “Ultimately, the solution comes down to being proactive.” “Our list of demands is not holistic,” Desai said. “There are obviously a lot of things the University could do in addition to them to create effective change within our community.” The mission statement outlines various demands such as the reform of the University’s general education curriculum and calls for student-run organizations to be more inclusive. However, Desai, a junior majoring in politics, philosophy and law, said these points only represent some of the public changes that the USC community is fighting for.  Starting in June, she tasked herself with several responsibilities, ranging from contacting artists on campus to writing scripts for phone calls to senators. After several virtual meetings and many hours, they created USC Black Lives Matter Resources, a website aimed at empowering Black voices through facilitating education.  The site launched July 3 in response to numerous calls to the USC administration to dismantle systems that have historically oppressed Black students, such as the Department of Public Safety, and improve Black representation on campus.  “I was so happy that it was all kind of in one place,” Minor said. “I even got introduced to other Black students on campus that are in this town that maybe I haven’t met yet. It was really inspiring to have it.” Minor encouraged people that come to the website to make a genuine effort to have conversations with the artists and discuss their work. Desai engaged with anti-racism work in other projects before she got the idea to work on the website. She first created a fundraiser for the NAACP and other organizations with her peers in Project Rishi, a student organization that focuses on fostering sustainable development in rural India, raised more than $100,000. Posts on the @black_at_usc Instagram page, which feature anonymous stories of racist incidents that Black students face, also helped her understand the power a site of curated resources could have.  Keviette Minor, a senior majoring in design whose work focuses on her experiences as a Black woman and the feelings of rejection she has often felt, is one of many artists whose work is featured on the site.  “At an institution like USC … the experiences [of] people of color don’t really get explored in those white-walled spaces,” Minor said.  Beyond containing links to petitions and fundraisers, the website also underscores overlooked aspects involved with learning to be actively anti-racist, showcases the work of Black dancers, musicians and filmmakers on campus. For Rohan Palla, a junior majoring in film and TV production, collaborating on the website helped him discover the connection between South Asian and Black history. Between the website’s different pages, including those such as the section “For Non-Black [People of Color] Communities,” the driving force is to create an ergonomic environment where educating oneself is not a challenging task. Palla said this goal was only possible by ensuring the team was not focusing exclusively on non-Black community’s experiences.  In the wake of incidents of anti-Black racism occurring on and off campus, Maya Desai, along with five of her peers challenged themselves to make an impact.  “It made me realize that stuff like donations is great but we also need to tackle the end goal of educating people and highlighting the experiences of the voices that need to be heard most right now,” Desai said.  Desai, being of South Asian descent, stated that members within her community, particularly college students, can engage in meaningful conversations about anti-racism with friends and family members. She also believes the South Asian community has a privilege that is not afforded to the Black community. “We had one main goal: always put Black voices at the forefront of the website, especially as non-Black people creating this website,” Palla said. “The movement is not about non-Black [people of color].” These artists, Minor believes, may not find the right exposure at USC or other major platforms due to systemic issues that fail to provide appropriate Black representation.  While the internet has a wealth of resources to get involved and educated, Eshana Seshadri, a junior majoring in computational neuroscience, said many students feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. She wanted the website to be a starting point, where anyone could access a variety of resources. last_img read more

NBA Finals 2019: 18-0 Warriors run ‘really killed us,’ Kawhi Leonard says

first_img“They went on like an 18-0 run, I believe. You can’t do that with a championship team on the other side.”I felt like our pace was good early, it was just that third quarter that really killed us. [An] 18-0 run, we can’t score no baskets, you’re not going to win no game.”Presidential welcome.#WeTheNorth | @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/2F3iHQ9oHx— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 3, 2019Toronto produced a late rally, cutting the gap to 106-104, but Andre Iguodala’s 3-pointer in the closing seconds ended Toronto’s comeback hopes.The series sits at 1-1 as it moves to Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, with Game 3 at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday.Asked about the key to winning on the road, Leonard replied: “Just coming in as one. Obviously on somebody else’s home floor, they’ve got the sixth man with the crowd.”We just have to buy into ourselves, come out hard. No mistakes, no turnovers. Just the same thing you’ve got to do at home.” NBA Finals 2019: 3 takeaways from Warriors’ Game 2 win over Raptors Klay Thompson injury update: Warriors star (hamstring) ‘questionable’ for Game 3 NBA Finals 2019: Raptors were ‘disrespectful’ to Andre Iguodala, says Stephen Curry Leonard finished with 34 points and 14 rebounds but could not help the Raptors stretch their winning run in the playoffs to six games, a sequence that included their four straight victories over the Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals.”I feel like in that third quarter we didn’t score the ball in the first five minutes, maybe four and a half minutes. That obviously led to them getting out in transition early and a lot of layups and open looks. That was pretty much the game right there,” the three-time All-Star told reporters. Related News The Warriors will hope to have Kevon Looney and Klay Thompson available after they sustained chest and hamstring injuries, respectively, on Sunday, with the latter set to undergo an MRI scan Monday.Golden State has not had Kevin Durant available yet in the series, though Leonard insists the Warriors are a tough team to beat no matter who is playing for them.”We’ve still got to go out and make shots and guard guys who are out there,” he said. “Obviously, they are missing Durant and it’s a big loss for them, but they won the game tonight.” Kawhi Leonard admitted a beyond-tough start to the third quarter “killed” the Raptors as the Warriors evened the NBA Finals.Toronto led 59-54 at halftime Sunday, but an 18-0 Golden State run out of the break turned around Game 2, with the reigning champions eventually winning, 109-104.last_img read more

“Selection of the best athlete of the Tuzla Canton in 2014” to be held Soon

first_img(Source: tuzlarije.net) The organization board of the manifestation “Selection of the best athlete of the Tuzla Canton in 2014”, organized by the Sports federation of the TC for the 21st time, reached a decision to hold this year’s manifestation at the Bosnian Cultural Centre (BKC) in Tuzla.The exact date of this manifestation to be held will be known after the session of the Organization board which is to be held today.last_img