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  • Invite players with regular playing time to Eagles, Makinwa urges Rohr

    first_imgKatsina United boss, Henry Makinwa, has urged Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, to make do with the players who command regular shirts in their respective clubs both in Nigeria and abroad. Rohr and Eagles in training before Poland friendly The coach said that’s the only way to get the best materials for the national team ahead of any international engagement. Speaking on Sports radio 88.9fm, he said the players who always like to warm the bench should be ‘shut out’ of the Super Eagles, and those who play competitive full-time match should be allowed to pick the national team jerseys. “It’s high time we stop parading half-baked players and invite the best players across the world who are playing regularly in their teams. Depending on the quality and status of the player, those who always fail to make an impact from the bench should also have no place in the Super Eagles,” he said.Advertisement Loading… Makinwa had disclosed that he returned to Nigeria because of a lack of opportunity for black coaches in Europe. read also:​Henry opens up on Arsenal training ground rows Makinwa spent most part of his career in Portugal but settled down in Spain after he retired from the game. The 42-year-old also bagged his UEFA coaching license in Europe before returning to manage in the Nigerian professional football league. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

  • Bruce hopes to snap up Livermore

    first_img Livermore has excelled for the Tigers during a season-long loan from Tottenham and Bruce has made no secret of his desire to make the arrangement a long-term one. Managerial uncertainty at White Hart Lane, where Tim Sherwood appears to have a tenuous grasp on the top job, muddies the waters somewhat but Bruce is confident a deal can be done as long as he has the necessary funds. Press Association Bruce’s own deal at the KC Stadium is a 12-month rolling contract, though reports have emerged that the club’s impressive return to the top flight, as well as their run to the FA Cup final, might earn him a longer-term offer. He will meet owner Assem Allam in the next two weeks for talks but is in no hurry to force the issue. “I’ve had a great couple years here. If I’d have had said we’d go from a Championship team to getting promoted, staying up, reaching an FA Cup final and getting into Europe, I think they’d have been coming for me in white coats and vans to take me away,” he said. “I’ve got a contract which goes into a 12-month rolling contract in June. It’s up to the people who employ me. I’m very happy here, why shouldn’t I be? “If they want to secure it longer than that, it’s up to them. It’s their call. Everybody likes a pay rise. “But supporters need not worry. I’m very happy. They’ve been great towards me and long may that continue.” Steve Bruce is hoping to tie up a permanent deal for Jake Livermore at the end of the season and believes Hull’s Barclays Premier League prize money could hold the key. And, with a step increase of over £1million for every place in the table, Hull’s final league standing could play its part. Bruce said: “The prize money at stake is probably the difference between me getting another player. “We’ve budgeted to be 20th, so anything on top of that might help me bag Jake Livermore, for example. “It’s important that we stay where we are. We’ve been around the 13th or 14th mark since last September, so my aim is to stay there until at the end of the season. “The first piece of business I’ll try to do is to secure Jake if I can. I’ll do everything I can to buy him.” Bruce has also had positive signals from the player, who was forced down the pecking order at Spurs under previous boss Andre Villas-Boas. “I think everyone knows my stance and, all things being equal, Jake would like to stay here,” he said. “I would love to do something quickly, if we possibly can. Jake has indicated to us that he would like to stay, so we’ll see how it develops.” last_img read more

  • Cuba pip Jamaica to CFU Under-17 final

    first_imgJAMAICA’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz had their dreams of Caribbean Boyz domination shattered in the 59th minute of their semi-final encounter against Cuba yesterday at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago.Brian Savigne was the man to pour the misery atop the heads of the young Reggae Boyz, bringing Cuba some revenge for the reverse they suffered two years ago at the same stage.The Jamaicans have continued to fall short at the Under-17 level, as Haiti got the better of them last year in a 2-1 affair.Injuries were one of the culprits in Jamaica’s demise as Kaheem Parris, who had been the man from whom all things creative had sprung thus far in the tournament, was out injured.Cuba did not look much better than their Jamaican rivals and also struggled to get anything going offensively.Until Savigne, Cuba’s captain, made no mistake in punishing the Jamaican back line for allowing space in front of goal.In fact, so colourless was the encounter, that the only other real action in the game, came in the 54th minute when Jamaica goalkeeper, Tajay Griffiths, was forced into making a fine save from Carlos Ibarra’s shot.Five teams from the tournament, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Curacao, and Suriname, have already booked their places in the CONCACAF round of World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Panama next year.Cuba will face Haiti in the final not long from now after the latter got the better of Curacao in a 3-1 affair.(Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

  • CBCSA hosts first Black Convocation

    first_img“This medley will tell the stories of desire, grief, and determination; stories that exist today in the African American experience,” read the event program. “I implore you to come to BSA and to get involved in those member [organizations], to find those niche groups where you feel welcome … [by] expanding your family, expanding your network,” Hinton said.  “I got excited about being in the community even though I’m sitting in my room at home far away from USC,” Darby said. “I can probably go to anybody, any staff or any student, for help. I have a good feeling that people will be willing to help me no matter the issue.” “We recognize that we are in interesting times, conflictual times, tense times,” Lewis said. “And again, you’re entering the University. They’re struggling with those issues again, trying to make us a more just University as part of our just society. We don’t know how everything works but we do know that these are the time for good ideas, these are the times for exploring differences of opinion.” “It’s an event to say and to let them know that we see you … you’re here … you have value,” Parker said. “And also, you made it to USC. It means a whole lot. We’re going to make sure that you’re surrounded by a community that’s going to pour into you to make sure that you get to the goal and achieve things that you want.” Following Hinton’s speech, President of the Black Graduate Student Network Lawrence Rolle encouraged Black incoming freshmen to network with one another and take advantage of the resources that groups offer, such as the Black Alumni Association, which seeks to connect current and former Black students.  The event featured introductions from Vice President for Student Affairs Winston Crisp and Black faculty members from various schools who welcomed the students to the University. LaVonna Lewis, associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, explained the degree programs and career services the department offers. Kicking the event off, assistant director of the Black Alumni Association Tensie Taylor filled each student’s room with her voice as she sang the Black National Anthem.   “All of our therapists have a value and a passion for cultural competency and diversity awareness,” Leaks said. “We do know that some students have a preference to work with someone who looks like them. Just reach out if you would like any type of mental health support and that you can also make a special request to work with a therapist of color, or any identity that you’re seeking support with.” Both Parker and Harris said that they are looking forward to continuing the event as a tradition.  “We must confront dead on, together and with urgency and purpose the social injustices that are tearing our communities apart,” Bohn said. “We are all excited to continue to work with Black students and staff on sustainable and transformational initiatives to effect change at a critical time in our history.” “We wanted to do something to welcome our Black students, because we weren’t doing an in-person event,” Harris said. “I think our Black students have been dealing a lot with anti-Blackness, with microaggressions, with overt and covert racism. This event was needed from a community perspective to show support and to show our incoming students who won’t have a physical place that they could go right now that there’s still community and that there’s still support.” “It was really lively,” Darby said. “I came into it thinking it was just going to be one of the general welcome events that had been going on, [but] I was pleasantly surprised.” Hinton also shared other organizations on campus for students to be involved in to “get connected [and] to stay connected.” Between Sisters in Solidarity, a group for Black women and nonbinary students to discuss issues impacting the community, and professional organizations under BSA like Minorities and Medicine, Hinton underscored the importance of finding a sense of belonging on campus. CBCSA center supervisor Damarea Parker said that he felt attendees were able to get what they wanted and needed out of the event with regard to both school resources and displayed community support. He said the event was a way to reaffirm to students that they belong on campus.  These remarks were followed with a musical performance by Yafeu Tyhimba, a second-year master’s student in the Thornton School of Music. He, along with other USC alumni, performed a medley of songs that incorporate various genres, such as R&B, jazz and hip-hop. Morgan Darby, a freshman majoring in international relations, global business who attended the event, said it helped her feel welcomed to USC despite beginning her college experience remotely.  In a virtual tour of campus, Spencer Boras, a senior majoring in music industry, told attendees about annual events BSA typically hosts, including GearFest, a concert highlighting Black artists held at McCarthy Quad, and Mahogany Ball, a banquet for Black students.  Several student speakers also offered insight based on their experiences at USC. Co-director of BSA Jaya Hinton emphasized the strength of the Black Trojan Family and the various ways incoming Black students could find community. She cited BSA’s USCiblings program, which brings new students, both freshmen and transfers together with other Black students that have attended for at least two semesters who can help them navigate college and share advice, as one example. As more than 180 freshmen joined the Zoom meeting remotely from various locations, they were welcomed to USC with instant festivity as energizing songs such as “Future” by Musiq Soulchild played through their laptop speakers and a colorful PowerPoint lit up their screens. These students would make USC history as the first incoming class to attend Black Convocation.  As a Black Alumni Association scholarship recipient, Rolle said that Black students should do their best to be involved with the Association as soon as possible, crediting it as a source of support during his time as a college student.  “We will match you to [an upperclassman] based on your interest, or your major, or your career goal,” said Hinton, a junior majoring in business administration. “We’ll have specific competitions, meetings, interactions for you to get to know them, to have them help you navigate this new experience and just start building that support system that you absolutely need.” Throughout the convocation, many speakers, such as the director of counseling and mental health at USC Student Health Dr. Broderick Leaks, offered information about access to University resources, including Disability Services and Programs and Student Health’s counseling services. Leaks encouraged students to seek counseling and said the department makes an effort to place patients with caregivers with whom they identify. The convocation was a collaboration between the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, the Black Alumni Association, the Black Student Graduate Network and the Black Student Assembly. University staff, faculty, students and alumni provided a virtual tour of campus and shared their experiences of life at USC — including BSA co-executive director Jaya Hinton —providing a strong community for new students to engage with. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) Despite the inability to gather physically, for Darby, the event was still a positive experience.  An event dedicated to welcoming the incoming class of Black Trojans, founded in collaboration between the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, the Black Alumni Association, the Black Graduate Student Network and the Black Student Assembly, the ceremony was held Sunday as a means of promoting community despite the fully online semester. Athletic Director Mike Bohn also spoke at the event, commenting on recent instances of racial injustice and expressing his commitment to supporting the Black community at USC.  In previous years, CBCSA has welcomed Black students by hosting a Labor Day barbecue. However, following the ban of on-campus events, CBCSA director Greedley Harris felt compelled to find a new way to build a sense of home for Black freshmen. “Be strong in your Black community, in your Blackness and be grounded in it, and also reach out and learn from the other coaches that we have here,” Rolle said. “We’re already thinking about next year, what we want to do, how we want to do it and just how big it can get,” Parker said. “We’re looking at it as a legacy event and really [asking] ‘How big can we make Black Convocation?’”last_img read more

  • Tipp face Armagh in Ladies Football league

    first_imgMcCarthy – the Intermediate Players Player of the Year for 2017 and Anerville Award winner – says they’re relishing the step up in status.Throw in in Silverbride is at 12. Tipperary’s Aisling McCarthy says last years successes count for nothing as the county’s Ladies Footballers head into a new campaign.The Premier County gained promotion to Division 2 of the National League as well as winning the All Ireland Intermediate title.They’ve made the long trip north to take on Armagh in their first game of the new season. Photo © @LadiesFootballlast_img

  • Veterans honored with free flu shots

    first_imgAmerican Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, is to offer military veterans free flu shots on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11. The announcement is an extension of AFC’s ongoing effort to promote flu prevention in the United States and comes on the heels of the company’s annual ‘National Flu Prevention Week’ campaign.The U.S. military was the first institution to establish a universal influenza vaccination policy, which dates back to the early 1940s – many decades before widespread immunization of healthy young people was recommended by the CDC and other international health officials. Today, the goal is to exceed 90-percent immunization of all military personnel by mid-December each year. Despite this effort to mitigate the outbreak of flu among active duty and reserve personnel, veterans still remain at risk.Fast Facts: Veterans, Health, and InfluenzaThere are 19.4 million veterans in the U.S., among which approximately 750,000 have no insurance coverage.Veterans of the U.S. armed forces tend to be older and have more chronic health problems than the general adult population, which may place them at greater risk of complications from influenza.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established a vaccination rate of 80% as the national goal for seasonal influenza vaccination. However, according to data from the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, only 49% of veterans received a flu vaccination in their recent survey.The prevalence of influenza vaccination among VA system users is approximately 75%, although approximately three quarters of the U.S. Veteran population does not use VA services.A study recently published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology found that only 1.3% of U.S. Veterans Affairs hospitals mandate flu shots for their employees.High cost of influenza outbreak in the USMore broadly, influenza outbreaks occur nearly every year, and cost the U.S. economy an estimated $71-167 billion per year in health services use and lost productivity.Influenza-related diseases also cause an estimated 225,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths annually in the U.S., mostly among chronically ill or elderly people. “With more than 180 medical centers in 26 states seeing 3 million patients a year, AFC deals with the flu as much or more than any other health care provider outside of the federal government, so we understand the impact it can have on our society,” said Dr. Jeremy Allen, of American Family Care. “With dozens of clinics near military bases across the U.S., we also understand the effect the flu has on veterans and their families. So, we want to do everything we can to serve those who have served our country,” concluded Allen.Veterans interested in obtaining a free flu shot on Saturday, November 11, 2017 are encouraged to visit AmericanFamilyCare.com to find their nearest AFC clinic.About American Family Care:Starting with a single location in 1982, American Family Care has pioneered the concept of non-emergency room urgent care. With its 2013 acquisition of the Doctors Express franchise, AFC has become the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, with more than 180 clinics and 600 in-network physicians caring for 3 million patients a year. Ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., AFC’s stated mission is to provide the best health care possible, in a kind and caring environment, while respecting the rights of all patients, in an economical manner, at times and locations convenient to the patient. For more information, visit www.americanfamilycare.com.For previous article regarding flu shots, visit the link: Flu vaccine nearly 60 percent effective according to preliminary CDC datalast_img read more

  • BREAKING: Jordan Ayew signs for Aston Villa

    first_imgAston Villa Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Jordan Ayew.The 23-year-old forward has signed a five-year deal with the Club and joins from French side Lorient for an undisclosed fee.Ayew, from Marseille, arrives at Villa Park following the acquisitions of fellow Ligue 1 players Jordan Amavi and Idrissa Gueye.Manager Tim Sherwood said: “I’m really pleased to bring Jordan to the football club.”He is a fantastic young player who is perfectly suited to the Premier League.”Ayew completed his medical at Bodymoor Heath this morning before meeting his new team-mates for the first time. CLICK TO READ: Analysis: What Jordan Ayew offers Aston Villa–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

  • Zubac leads Clippers to win over Mavericks in potential playoff preview

    first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I had to do this after that turnover against Phoenix. (Paul George) was on me the whole time — I had to do a good job this game.”Indeed, this time out, the the Clippers were more consistent, more focused, and beside Zubac, their big names delivered: Kawhi Leonard with 29 points and George with 24.But it was Zubac who stole the show in his sweat-drenched white-and-black Clippers’ City Edition jersey.The big man looked the part of a superstar in his 24 minutes, 18 seconds on the court, more than a few ticks above his 18.2 minutes per-game average.“He was amazing,” Leonard said. “Guys are still trying to get into a rhythm, get their jump shots, layups back to par and he was cleaning up the basket.” Marcus Morris Sr. also scored in double figures, finishing with 16 points on 5-for-7 shooting as the Clippers shot 63% from the field in the final three quarters. They also outrebounded Dallas, 45-37.Still, the Mavs (41-30) worked their way most of the way back from 11 points down thanks to the efforts of Kristaps Porzingis, a 7-foot-3 scorer, who scored 18 of his 30 points in the second half and finished the game with nine rebounds. Dallas’ flashy sophomore, Luka Doncic, finished with 29 points and six assists.But it wasn’t enough against a multi-dimensional Clippers attack that slammed the door on the Mavericks in the final quarter, 35-24.Sitting in second place in the Western Conference with four seeding games to play, the Clippers are in position to meet the Mavericks, who occupy the seventh seed with four seeding games of their own remaining. Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 center_img Score it a perfect 10 for Ivica Zubac, who lifted the the Clippers to a 126-111 victory Thursday in a potential first-round playoff dress rehearsal against the Dallas Mavericks in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.The 23-year-old center continued to make the most of his minutes in the bubble, scoring a season-high 21 points, including making all 10 of his shots.With his best game of the season, he helped erase the sting of the 117-115 heartbreaker against the Suns on Tuesday, when Devin Booker buried a buzzer-beater moments after Zubac’s outlet pass was intercepted.PreviousLos Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) goes up for a shot against Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, left, taps hands with teammate Lou Williams during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) hangs on the rim after dunking on the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Reggie Jackson #1 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up while looking for an open teammate against Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) looks to pass the ball while on his back as Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) applies pressure during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) looks to pass against the defense of Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2), Reggie Jackson (1) and Lou Williams (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) dinks on Dallas Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) looks on during the play. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Landry Shamet #20 of the Los Angeles Clippers eyes a teammate as he dribbles up court against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Head coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers talks with referee James Capers #19 during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac, back, defends as Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) goes up for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against Maxi Kleber #42 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Reggie Jackson, right, goes up while looking for an open teammate against Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) reacts after a play against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Boban Marjanovic (51) goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, right, is guarded by Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (32) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis (6) goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) dinks on Dallas Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) looks on during the play. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks looks to pass against the defense of Kawhi Leonard #2, Reggie Jackson #1 and Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Los Angeles Clippers players kneel in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement during the playing of the national anthem prior to an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives around Trey Burke #32 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, right, applies pressure on Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against Maxi Kleber #42 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Players kneel near their benches in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement during the playing of the national anthem prior to an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Dallas Mavericks players kneel in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement during the playing of the national anthem prior to an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Members of the Dallas Mavericks react as they watch messages from their family members on a video board during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Landry Shamet #20 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Reggie Jackson #1 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots against Delon Wright #55 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Head coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts while talking to an official during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against Dorian Finney-Smith #10 Dallas Mavericks of the during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) goes up for a shot against Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)NextShow Caption1 of 30Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) goes up for a shot against Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)Expand“It feels great to get rewarded by my teammates,” said Zubac, via Zoom video conference, after he also pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “He honestly set the tone tonight,” George echoed. “He established the middle presence. He just kept a bunch of plays alive. He defended his tail off, just loaded up. He was there all game.”The Clippers (46-22) are leaning more on Zubac while Montrezl Harrell remains away from the team, mourning the loss of his grandmother.Zubac experienced the coronavirus in July, when he said he experienced fatigue and felt tightness in his chest when he resumed working out. But after arriving late to the bubble, he’s starting to feel like his best self, he said over Zoom this week.His play Thursday reinforced that. He became the first Clippers player to record at least 20 points and 15 rebounds in under 25 minutes played. He also tied a franchise record for most field goals in a game without a miss, pulling even with Charles Smith who went 10 for 10 in 1992 against Denver.“Just my conditioning, conditioning and practicing with the team,” Zubac said. “I’m getting the feel. I’m starting to remember what guys like, what (are) the best spots on the court for me. My conditioning is getting better each practice, each game. I’m feeling like I can stay on the floor for a while. I can run the floor. I can fight in the post with guys. I can rebound.“Everything with my conditioning getting back, I can get on another level in every aspect of my game.”Zubac’s 11 third-quarter points helped the Clippers build a 91-87 advantage entering the fourth quarter, and his rebound and a putback jam in the fourth made it 103-101 and kicked off a 9-0 Clippers run that gave them a 110-101 lead after George’s floater beat the shot clock with 4:18 left in the game.Down the stretch, the Clippers went small, inserting JaMychal Green — who was also perfect from the field, going 4 of 4 for 10 points — at center.“Between him, Trezz and JaMychal … we got three guys that we have used at the five that have been fantastic for us,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said.Related Articles Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime last_img read more

  • LeBron James replies to critics of his defense: ‘Come on with it’

    first_imgLeBron James has faced criticism recently for his performance on the defensive ebd of the floor, but the Lakers star isn’t buying into what others believe.James explained he’s not concerned about whether teams want to attack him on the defensive end. “So if [teams are] switching out on me with a guard and me having to try to get a stop, I mean, guys, they’re going to score. These are NBA players. I just try to make it tough on them. I tried to make it tough on Julius [Randle] all night, and obviously he was a monster [with a game-high 35 points], but I tried to make it tough on Jrue as well. To be able to get that stop for our team and then be able to make that shot for our team, that’s motivating for me. That’s all that matters to me.”A six-time NBA All-Defensive Team selection, James has led the Lakers to a 30-31 record. L.A. is in 10th place in the Western Conference and three games back of the eighth and final playoff spot, which the Clippers currently hold.The Lakers, who haven’t made it to the postseason since 2012-13, are 23rd in the league for points allowed per game this season. “I really don’t care. Criticism doesn’t bother me,” James said. “I love to play the game and my teammates know what I do for them and that’s all that matters. … The only thing motivating me is how I can try to help my teammates be successful and trying to win ball games. “I mean, every team has the right if they want to single me out defensively. Come on with it,” James told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. “Hey, listen, come on with it. Every team has the right to be like, ‘Oh, ’Bron’s over there.’ Hey, just come on with it. … We’ll see what happens.”James’ comments come after he helped the Lakers defeat the Pelicans, 125-119, by posting 33 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, two steals and a block in 37 minutes. Related News LeBron James scolds ‘distracted’ Lakers teammates: ‘Just come and do your job’last_img read more

  • Vaclik: “The VAR is difficult. In general it is a good concept but …”

    first_imgTwo penalties with the VAR. “The VAR is difficult. In general it is a good concept but that action with Diego Carlos always depends on the referee and on our penalty too. But in general the VAR is good and can help football a lot. ”Hush criticism. “In the life of football there are always criticisms. The fans want more, the sports director wants more, we also always. But we are calm, we are in a good position in the League, in the second round of Europe … Now we have very important games against Roma or the derby at home. We must trust us. ” LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 7, 2020 Vaclik, Sevilla goalkeeper, valued in Movistar the meeting of his team against Atlético: “We have one more point in a very difficult field. Only Barcelona has won this campaign here, Atlético has a very good team and the tie I think has been deserved. ”2-1. “Joao Felix is ​​very good, he has a lot of quality. In the goal he is lucky because Koundé touches and the ball goes up. But Joao has a very good career ahead. ”last_img read more