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Sep
23

State Soil Conservation Board meeting in Brookville

first_imgBrookville, In. — The State Soil Conservation Board will meet on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Franklin County Public Library in Brookville.The SSCB administers the Clean Water Indiana Fund, which is a water quality-related erosion and sediment reduction program. The SSCB also provides guidance and support to Indiana’s soil and water conservation districts, as they assist local leadership in the protection of the state’s soil and water resources.last_img

Sep
21

Richards happy to make a new start

first_img Press Association And the 26-year-old insists it is a move he had to make, feeling Manuel Pellegrini did not give him a chance at the Etihad, with the Chilean preferring Pablo Zabaleta at right-back. Speaking in the Daily Mail, he said: “I don’t have any bad feelings towards the club. They put me on the map and gave me a chance when I was 17. But I do have bad feelings towards the playing time (I was given). For any player, when you’re not playing it’s frustrating. When Roberto Mancini was in charge, he would rotate the full-backs. “When we won the league in 2012, I played more than (Pablo) Zabaleta. So, I feel as though I could have been given more chances to play (under Pellegrini). I felt like I had improved and that I could do it at that level.” Richards was a product of City’s academy, something they are going to become more reliant on as Financial Fair Play takes its hold. Richards, though, believes young players will find it increasingly difficult to make the breakthrough that he once did. “It’s going to be hard for them to come through,” he said. “If you look at the squad now there’s 22 international players. You’re going to have to be extra special to get through. Hopefully, the new facilities they are building will help to bring young players through. It would be nice to see more coming from the academy, but the standard’s pretty high now. “The manager always said if you’re good enough, you’ll get a chance. I hope he sticks to his word. But I decided I wanted to go somewhere where I had the opportunity to be number one.” Once touted as a permanent England fixture, Richards used to be a regular in City’s defence, but saw his opportunities dwindle as the years passed, making just 10 appearances last season. As a result, he made the decision to join Serie A side Fiorentina on deadline day, bringing to an end his 12-year stay with City. center_img Micah Richards has no bad feelings towards Manchester City, but does resent the lack of playing time he was given by the Premier League champions.last_img read more

Sep
20

Angry Advocaat demands response

first_img However, the club is desperate to boost its attacking options and Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj and former loan signing Fabio Borini are among a series of options currently under consideration. Advocaat, however, refused to shed any light on the search for new recruits, saying only: “We have still 14 days to go and there is no reason now to discuss a lot of things. Let’s wait the next 14 days and then we have the facts.” The head coach saw his resources depleted further this week by the loss of midfielder Adam Johnson to a shoulder injury, but a scan has revealed no lasting damage. Advocaat said: “It was not as bad as we expected, but he will be out for at least six, seven weeks. At first they said at least eight, but if he needed an operation… But that is not the case. “That is better than we expected.” If Johnson certainly will not be involved against the Canaries, central defender John O’Shea will hope he is after being named only among the substitutes last weekend, although Advocaat is adamant he will pick his team based on a vision for the future and not on the past. He said: “It is not relevant, what he [O’Shea] has done. Yesterday is yesterday, today is today and we have to think in the future, not in the past. “His career – the same with Wes Brown – has been only good things, but at a certain moment, I have to make decisions. That’s the reason that I’m the manager. “It’s not nice for him, but that’s the way it goes. But he gave the right answer when I told him that he was not in: ‘We have a long season’, and that’s true.” Dick Advocaat has warned his Sunderland players they are in trouble if they cannot summon up the aggression to avoid another Barclays Premier League survival fight. Asked if he had been shocked by the performance at the King Power Stadium, he said: “Yes, I was. “In pre-season, we did not see a lot of good games – winning, losing, losing, winning, but not with convincing football. “The last game against Hannover was a little bit better, more organisation, but there is no excuse for the way we played (against Leicester). “If we think we can play that way, then we have no chance at all. “If this team, this squad doesn’t work and there is no aggression in the team to get the ball and to do something more, then we will find it very difficult. “But we have discussed that and tomorrow they have to show me what they can do.” Advocaat was equally unequivocal at the end of last season when asked what was needed to avoid the need for a repeat of his last-gasp rescue mission, recommending an influx of quality rather than quantity in the summer transfer market. Holland international midfielder Jeremain Lens certainly fits the bill in that respect, while Adam Matthews and Yann M’Vila, who joins the senior squad for the first time this weekend, have also been added to the mix. The Dutchman admitted his shock at the Black Cats’ capitulation at Leicester on the opening day of the season last Saturday, when they conceded three times inside 14 first-half minutes to surrender any chance of a positive result. Video analysis during the week made for painful viewing for the 67-year-old and his squad, but Advocaat was pulling no punches ahead of Saturday’s home clash with promoted Norwich. Press Associationlast_img read more

Sep
18

Update on the latest sports

first_img— Von Miller says he is in good spirits and “not feeling sick or hurting” after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Broncos linebacker told KUSA-TV in Denver that he developed a cough a couple of days ago. When his nebulizer for his asthma didn’t clear things up, he decided to get tested.— The NFL will hold a practice remote draft on Monday, three days before the real thing is done in the same way. Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered all team facilities closed in March, and later required club personnel to conduct the draft from their homes. Because of the reliance on free-flowing communication, the league decided to stage a mock draft to ensure that the proceedings next week would go smoothly.— NASCAR has postponed the May 9 race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia with the state under a stay-at-home order until June 10. It gave no indication when the season will resume. NASCAR suspended its season four events into the year when sports shut down because of the pandemic. It had listed Martinsville as its first race to resume.— English Premier League clubs discussed the coronavirus testing required and scenarios that could salvage the season. The league hopes to restart on June 8, presenting an optimistically tight timeframe for players to return to game shape if social distancing is relaxed. Clubs in the three professional leagues below the Premier League have been told by the English Football League that May 16 is the earliest training sessions are recommended to start.— Nippon Professional Baseball’s season openers will not take place in May due to the new coronavirus pandemic, with no firm date set for the start. Representatives of the 12 teams decided Friday to also scrap interleague play. The removal of 18 interleague games from each team’s calendar would make for a 125-game regular season. Ionescu set the NCAA record for triple-doubles and was the first college player to have over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in her career.Lauren Cox went third to Indiana and Chennedy Carter was the fourth selection by Atlanta.Due to the pandemic, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced selections from her home in New Jersey, holding up the jersey of the player being chosen.WOMEN’S SOCCERNWSL had momentum heading into now suspended season The induction is planned for March in Florida.HORSE RACINGHorse racing gets more TV time with other sports on holdUNDATED (AP) — Socially distanced crews in New York and California are keeping horse racing on television in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing is one of the few sports ongoing, albeit in a limited capacity at a handful of empty tracks. But its TV presence has expanded because of the dearth of other options.The New York Racing Association helps produce “America’s Day at the Races” on Fox Sports. TVG has partnered with NBC Sports for a dozen hours of coverage each week and the hope is that the fledgling industry can stay afloat and gain more exposure during these trying times. Marion Hollins elected to 2021 class of Golf HOFUNDATED (AP) — Marion Hollins has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.She was elected through the contributor’s category, joining a 2021 class that so far includes Tiger Woods.Hollins was a visionary in golf course architecture. She financed and developed a club only for women in New York in the early 1920s. And she was the brains behind Cypress Point Club and Pasatiempo in California.Hollins died in 1944 when she was 51. NBA players will see 25% of their paychecks taken out starting May 15 in an agreement with the league. The decision was finalized today in a board of governors meeting and was done in concert with the National Basketball Players Association.The cutback in salary has been expected for some time in response to the NBA’s shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The NBA playoffs would have started Saturday. If none of the 259 outstanding regular season games are played, the players would lose about $800 million in gross salary.Commissioner Adam Silver said it remains impossible for the NBA to make any decisions about whether to resume this season and that it is unclear when that will change.In Friday’s other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Update on the latest sports — The Senior LPGA Championship has been canceled. It was scheduled to be played July 30-Aug. 1 at French Lick Resort in Indiana. The USGA previously canceled the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The Senior LPGA will stay at French Lick in 2021. The new dates will be determined later.— Major League Soccer says it is pushing back restarting the season to at least June 8. Teams had played two matches before the season was suspended on March 12 because of the pandemic. The league had been looking at possibly resuming play in mid-May.— The governing body of track and field is leading a panel of Olympic sports to advise on safely organizing mass gathering events amid the coronavirus. World Athletics says the Outbreak Prevention Taskforce includes the International Institute for Race Medicine and officials from cycling, rowing, skiing, triathlon and the International Paralympic Committee.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTSDSU’s Flynn, UNC’s Anthony turning pro UNDATED (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien (BUHF’-lihn) have agreed to mutually terminate the veteran defenseman’s contract after a lengthy dispute, potentially marking the end of his hockey-playing career.No financial settlement was part of the agreement, meaning Byfuglien walked away from the $14 million remaining on his contract for this season and next. Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said a conversation in September led him to believe Byfuglien was healthy but “had lost his desire to play in the National Hockey League.”The Jets suspended the 35-year-old for not reporting to training camp. They received a call from his agent in October that he was considering a return. Byfuglien underwent ankle surgery in October and rehabbed into the winter.Byfuglien filed a grievance through the NHL Players’ Association believing he should be paid while recovering from ankle surgery.Also in the NHL: April 18, 2020 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The National Women’s Soccer League was set to open its eighth season this weekend with plenty of momentum behind it courtesy of an enthusiastic new commissioner in Lisa Baird and a new TV deal with CBS.The league was also riding a surge in attention following the United States’ victory in the Women’s World Cup last summer. The national team’s players are scattered throughout the NWSL, with U.S. Soccer paying their salaries.The league averaged 7,337 in attendance last season, a 21.8% increase over 2018 — the so-called “World Cup Bump”But like other leagues, it’s now on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Among those who have been sidelined are the Portland Thorns’ Morgan Weaver, the surprise No. 2 draft pick this year. Weaver got in just about a week of training camp before the NWSL was suspended. GOLF HALL OF FAME-HOLLINS — The Blue Jackets have signed All-Star goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) to a two-year contract worth a reported $5.6 million. The Finnish-born netminder has a 19-12-5 record, 2.60 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and two shutouts in 37 appearances this season. Korpisalo has established career highs in games played, wins and goals-against average since taking over as the starter when Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee) left via free agency last summer.WNBA-DRAFTIonescu goes to Liberty with top pickNEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA draft went about as well as the Dallas Wings could have hoped after pushing toward the night for so long. The Wings had three of the top seven picks Friday. Team president Greg Bibb says this draft will be an important moment in the franchise’s history. Dallas picked Oregon 6-foot-4 forward Satou Sabally second overall. Princeton guard and three-time Ivy League player of the year Bella Alarie was taken by the Wings with the fifth pick. They got 5-10 South Carolina point guard Tyasha Harris at No. 7. Sabrina Ionescu was the No. 1 pick in Friday’s WNBA draft, going to the New York Liberty in an Oregon sweep of the top two picks. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA player payroll slashed due to pandemicUNDATED (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a bite out of NBA salaries. UNDATED (AP) — Two of college basketball’s young stars have announced they are entering the NBA draft before completing their eligibility.The list of draftable players now includes consensus All-American and Mountain West Conference Player of the year Malachi Flynn, who will forego his senior season at San Diego State. Flynn became the most decorated player in Aztecs history in his one season at SDSU after transferring from Washington State and sitting out a year. Flynn averaged 17.6 points, 5.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds this season as the sixth-ranked Aztecs went 30-2.Cole Anthony is entering the NBA draft after just one season at North Carolina. He had been considered a likely one-and-done player and a high first-round draft prospect before his arrival in Chapel Hill. The son of former NBA player Greg Anthony set an ACC freshman record by scoring 34 points in his conference debut and finished the season averaging a team-high 18.5 points for the Tar Heels.NHL-JETS-BYFUGLIENJets, Byfuglien split Associated Press Live racing at Aqueduct Park in Queens was suspended in mid-March after a backstretch worker tested positive for the coronavirus. Groom Martin Zapata, 63, died in early April from COVID-19 complications.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Sep
18

Update on the latest sports

first_imgEleven teams were affected, and the tests were reexamined and found to be false positives. The lab says all “individuals impacted have been confirmed negative and informed.”NFL-ATTENDANCEMiami Dolphins to allow up to 13,000 fans at home opener, Ravens won’tUNDATED (AP) — The Miami Dolphins will allow up to 13,000 socially distancing fans to attend their home opener against Buffalo on Sept. 20. The decision divided political leaders and upset the Bills’ coach. The Baltimore Ravens won’t have any fans at home games for the first part of the upcoming season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The team had outlined a plan to accommodate a crowd of 7,500, but decided against it “based on the recommendations of public health experts.” Houston made its first eight 3-pointers to start the third quarter. The Rockets led 93-80 until the Thunder closed the third period on a 12-0 run.James Harden had 32 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds for the Rockets. Eric Gordon scored 23 points and Danuel House added 21 for the Rockets, who continue to play without guard Russell Westbrook because of a quad injury.NBA-76ers-BROWNBrown fired after sweepPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have fired coach Brett Brown just a day after his seventh season ended in a postseason sweep. Associated Press Also around the NHL:— The Red Wings have signed forward Robby Fabbri (FAB’-ree) to a $5.9 million, two-year contract. Fabbri had 32 points in 61 games last season for the league-worst Red Wings. MLB-SCHEDULEJays split with splitUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have cooled off the Tampa Bay Rays by splitting a four-game set in St. Petersburg. — Carlos Correa lined a three-run double that broke open a close game before the Astros went on to crush the Angels, 11-4. Kyle Tucker drove in a pair with a homer and a double to help Houston bounce back from a three-game sweep by the Padres.— The Twins were 3-2 winners over the Indians as Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) fanned seven while limiting Cleveland to a run and five hits over five innings. Nelson Cruz banged out a solo homer and Miguel Sano (sah-NOH’) added a two-run blast that put Minnesota ahead 3-1 in the sixth.— Javier Baez drilled a two-run homer and David Bote (BOH’-tee) added a solo shot and four RBIs as the Cubs ripped the Tigers, 9-3. Winning pitcher Alec Mills gave up three runs over seven innings while striking out seven. — Jack Flaherty made just his second start in 30 days and fired one-hit ball over five shutout innings of the Cardinals’ 9-3 pounding of the Royals. Paul DeJong (deh-YUHNG’) and Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs apiece, with Goldschmidt hitting a two-run homer.— Jesus Aguilar (AG’-yoo-lahr) provided a two-run double while the Marlins scored six times in the fourth inning of an 11-8 win against the Nationals. Aguilar had three RBIs and Jon Berti belted a two-run homer and Pablo Lopez held Washington to three unearned runs over five innings. August 25, 2020 The Mets are able to resume their schedule after no additional members tested positive for COVID-19 since the team learned of two infections that caused four games to be postponed last week. The Mets will make up their weekend Subway Series against the crosstown Yankees with doubleheaders on Friday and Sunday at Yankee Stadium and a single game on Sept. 3 at Citi Field.In other major league news:— Thursday’s scheduled Astros-Angels game in Houston will be played on Tuesday as part of a doubleheader due to the potential impact that Tropical Storm Laura may have on the Gulf Coast. In addition, Wednesday’s game has been moved to the afternoon. — Indians manager Terry Francona will miss the club’s three-game series against Minnesota this week while he continues to deal with health issues. Francona underwent another surgery on Friday to address a gastrointestinal condition that has bothered him for nearly a year. First base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. will continue to fill in for the 61-year-old Francona, who has missed 17 games this season. Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) scored 23 points as the fifth-seeded Heat completed a first-round sweep of the Pacers, 99-87. Tyler Herro (HEE’-roh) had 16 points and Bam Adebayo (ad-ah-BY’-oh) added 14 with 19 rebounds for Miami.Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) had 25 points and Myles Turner added 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Pacers, who have dropped four straight postseason series to the Heat since 2012.Miami’s bench outscored Indiana’s depleted reserves 38-3.Oklahoma has evened its series with Houston by winning for the second time in three days.Dennis Schroder (SHROO’-dur) scored a career playoff high 30 points and the Thunder rallied from 15 points down in the third quarter to beat the Rockets, 117-114. Chris Paul scored 26 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 18 and 12 rebounds for the Thunder, who won despite allowing 23 3-pointers. — The Blue Jays have acquired struggling slugger Daniel Vogelbach from the Seattle Mariners for $100,000. The 27-year-old Vogelbach was a first time All-Star last season but was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Aug. 19 after hitting .094 with two home runs and four RBIs in 18 games this season. NFL-FALSE POSITIVESLab blames 77 false NFL COVID-19 positives on contaminationUNDATED (AP) —The lab used by the NFL for COVID-19 tests says an isolated contamination caused 77 “most likely false positive results.” In a statement, BioReference Laboratories says the test results on Saturday were contaminated during preparation at its lab in New Jersey. The 76ers were 43-30 this season and had woefully underachieved in a year when they were expected to be serious contenders in the Eastern Conference. Injuries played a key role in their struggles.The move was expected after the sixth-seeded Sixers were swept by the Boston Celtics.Brown had guided the 76ers back from the bottom of the NBA. The Sixers failed to win more than 19 games in his first three seasons while management stripped the roster and prepared for a rebuild. But the 76ers made the playoffs the last three years, going 146-91.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSIslanders blank Flyers — The Rockies picked up a 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks as rookie Ryan Castellani gave up just three hits over six innings for his first career win. Trevor Story hit his ninth homer as Colorado stopped a seven-game losing streak and dealt Arizona its sixth consecutive loss.— Justin Smoak homered and drove in three as the Brewers doubled up the Reds, 4-2 to stop a four-game skid. Omar Narvaez (nahr-VY’-ehz) also went deep against Trevor Bauer, who gave up four runs in as many innings after entering the game 3-0 with a major league-best 0.68 ERA.MLB-NEWSMets resume play TuesdayUNDATED (AP) — The New York Mets will resume play with a doubleheader against the Marlins on Tuesday. Randal Grichuk (GRIH’-chuhks) three-run homer gave the Jays a 5-3 lead in the seventh inning of a 6-4 win over the Rays. Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) Jr. also homered and Thomas Hatch worked two scoreless innings for the win, three days after getting his first big league victory against the Rays. Tampa Bay got home runs from Yoshi Tsutsugo (YOH’-shee soo-SOO’-goh) and Willy Adames (ah-DAH’-mehs).The Rays had won 11 of 12 heading into the series.Elsewhere around the majors:— Lance Lynn struck out eight while throwing 105 pitches in six workhorse innings to guide the Rangers to a 3-2 win versus the Athletics. Todd Frazier lined a two-run double and Isiah-Kiner Falefa hit a tiebreaking homer as Texas halted an eight-game losing streak.center_img COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLLClemson tops preseason pollUNDATED (AP) — Clemson is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25. Ohio State was a close No. 2 to Clemson, which starts atop the rankings for the second straight season. Alabama is No. 3, Georgia is fourth and defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma is fifth. Defending national champion LSU is No. 6. When the season starts, 53 teams will no longer be eligible for inclusion in the Top 25 because they have postponed their seasons. Like the Bucks, the Lakers have won three straight since losing Game 1 of their first-round series.The Lakers jumped out to an apt 24-8 lead on Kobe Bryant Day and dominated the rest of the way in a 135-115 dismantling of the Trail Blazers. LeBron James had 30 points and 10 assists in 28 minutes before heading to the bench for good late in the third quarter. Anthony Davis added 18 points in 18 minutes for Los Angeles before leaving the game midway through the third with back spasms.Blazers guard Damian Lillard had 11 points before leaving with a right knee injury in the third. Jusuf Nurkic (YOO’-suhf NUR-kihch) had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Portland. The Miami Heat have reached the second round for the first time in four years. Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen (MEE’-koh RAN’-tah-nehn) each had a power-play goal and an assist for Colorado. Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (koo-DOH’-bihn) was otherwise perfect while the Avs outshot Dallas, 41-27.NHL-NEWSGrubauer, Johnson out indefinitelyUNDATED (AP) — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer and defenseman Erik Johnson are out indefinitely. Grubauer appeared to pull something three minutes into the second period of the Avs’ second-round opener Saturday night and needed assistance to get off the ice. Johnson left later in the period after a collision with Stars forward Blake Comeau. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Islanders are the lowest seed remaining in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but they were good enough to open their second-round series with a win against the No. 1 Philadelphia Flyers.Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv) stopped 29 shots and the Islanders opened their second-round series with a 4-0 win over the Flyers. Varlamov has posted consecutive playoff shutouts after failing to record one since 2011. He is the first Islander to record back-to-back shutouts.Andy Greene opened the scoring at the 6:06 mark, his first playoff goal in a decade. It remained 1-0 until Jean-Gabriel Pageau (pa-ZHOH’) and Anders Lee scored in the first nine minutes of the third. Devon Toews (deh-VAHN’ tayvz) added an empty-netter shortly after Carter Hart was replaced by an extra attacker with about eight minutes left.The Dallas Stars made it two straight wins over the Avalanche by rallying for a 4-2 victory.Dallas trailed 2-0 until Joe Pavelski and Radek Faksa (FAK’-sah) scored power-play goals 43 seconds apart midway through the second period. Alexander Radulov (RAD’-yoo-lahv) notched the tiebreaking goal about five minutes later after contributing two goals and an assist in Game 1 on Sunday. NFL-NEWSBrowns rookie safety Delpit carted off with practice injury BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie safety Grant Delpit was carted off the practice field with a right Achilles’ injury. He’s the latest Cleveland player to go down in what has been a tough training camp so far. Delpit was seen pounding the ground in frustration before being taken inside the team’s facility. The second-round pick from national-champion LSU was expected to start this season. A late flurry from the Bucks forward led a 121-106 victory and a three-games-to-one lead over the Magic.Missing eight of his nine shots in the first three quarters, Middleton scored 18 of his 21 points in the final period and finished with 10 rebounds. He scored 11 points during an 18-2 run that put Milwaukee ahead by 19.Middleton was shooting just 28% in the series before getting hot in the final period.Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-the-toh-KOON’-poh) had 31 points, 15 boards and eight assists, shooting 12 of 14 from inside the paint.Orlando wasted a strong performance by Nikola Vucevic (voo-CHEH’-vihk), who had 31 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Update on the latest sports Last week, Browns starting linebacker Mack Wilson sustained a serious knee injury and cornerback Kevin Johnson lacerated his liver when he was fallen on.In other NFL injury news:— The Patriots have re-signed veteran Nick Folk, giving rookie fifth-round draft pick Justin Rohrwasser some competition for the job. Folk finished last season as New England’s kicker after Stephen Gostkowski played just four games before going on injured reserve in October. Folk brought steadiness to the job, connecting on 14 of 17 field goals and all 12 of his extra points in seven games.— Raiders receiver Tyrell Williams will try to play through this season after tearing a labrum in his shoulder during practice last week. Williams finished his first season as a Raider with 42 catches for 651 yards and six TDs but his production waned after the first four weeks due to injuries.— Seahawks defensive end Branden Jackson was back at the team facility Monday, two days after he suffered a head injury in a team scrimmage. The fifth-year defensive end appeared to collide helmet to helmet with offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and seemed to be unconscious before he landed on the turf. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEMiddleton comes alive in 4th quarter; Bucks take 3-1 leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Khris Middleton finally found his shot this afternoon, and his hot hand put the Milwaukee Bucks in control of their NBA first-round series. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSLefty impressive in Tour Champions debutRIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Phil Mickelson sizzled in his first round on the PGA Tour Champions.Mickelson had five straight birdies on the back nine and finished with 11 overall in a 10-over 61 that gives him a one-stroke lead over David McKenzie. Lefty decided to make his over-50 debut this week after missing the cut at The Northern Trust and getting eliminated from the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs.K.J. Choi was joined in a group at 7 under by Rocco Mediate, Rod Pampling and Tim Petrovic. Choi is playing his second Tour Champions event.last_img read more

Sep
16

UFC: Dana White proud of MMA brand having more Instagram followers than NFL

first_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 19:11 IST UFC: Dana White Proud Of MMA Brand Having More Instagram Followers Than NFL Dana White reveals his thoughts about UFC taking a lead from the NFL in terms of Instagram followers. Know what Dana White has to say about UFC’s prominence. Raj Sarkar 2019 has been a great year for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and especially the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since martial art lovers all around the globe got to witness some of the most iconic moments inside the Octagon. Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz had quite the dogfight for the BMF title, Amanda Nunes defended her world title twice and Stipe Miocic stunned the world by knocking out the heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Well, these are just three instances from all the glorious events that took place in 2019. UFC’s rising prominence also reflected in it surpassing the National Football League (NFL) in terms of Instagram followers. Dana White is well aware of this and the UFC President proudly spoke about beating the NFL on the popular social media platform. Also Read | Dana White Reveals BIGGEST UFC Regret And It Involves Brock LesnarUFC surpasses NFL in terms of Instagram followersThe official Instagram page of UFC has 17.5 million followers while the NFL’s Instagram followers have reached the 16.1 million count. It might not bring up a battle between two of the largest sports organisations of the globe but UFC President Dana White is happy about their little success. There is no doubt that UFC has expanded highly since their inception in 1993 and the promotion is taking a step ahead with every move they are making.Also Read | Tyson Fury Invited To Make Quick Switch From Boxing To UFC By Dana WhiteDana White gave his opinion over UFC surpassing the NFL with Instagram followers on the official website of UFC. The President said: “Yeah. In the big picture, this company—from our production to a lot of other things—we don’t get the credit we deserve for how good everybody is that works here and the product we put out, pretty much being the first true global sport. When you think about all these other sports and how long they’ve been trying to go global, we’ve done it in just 20 years. So we have our little wins here and there–like passing the NFL on Instagram—but I’d love to see the talented people that work here get the credit they deserve someday”. Also Read | NFL Fans Express Relief Following Jason Garrett’s Separation From Dallas CowboysAlso Read | UFC 246: Donald Cerrone’s Head Coach Is Wary Of Conor McGregor’s Left Hand WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US First Published: 3rd January, 2020 19:11 IST COMMENTlast_img read more

Aug
31

Secure The Financial Future Of Baby Boomers

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – It wasn’t all that long ago that America’s enlightened generation was nicknamed the “baby-boom” generation, referring to people born between 1946 and1964. This generation became the movers and shakers of the American society, responsible for much of the dynamic innovations and developments that have taken place, particularly since the 1970s, and provided phenomenal history makers in various fields, including politics, business, technology, entertainment, and sports.Now, this baby-boom generation is aging rapidly, averaging age 55 to 73, with over 50 percent, mostly 65 and over, either retired or forced to retire and unable to find alternative jobs relevant to their accumulated experience.More concerning is most boomers over 65 are earning incomes, mainly from Social Security, averaging 60 percent less than incomes they earned before they retired, placing them in a serious financial plight.With the U.S. Census Bureau estimating that 18.7 percent of Florida’s population was over age 65 in 2013, the predicament of seniors in the state is particularly concerning. In South Florida, some 18 percent of the population is over age 65, including over 22 percent in Palm Beach County.This is also a serious problem for the region’s Caribbean-American population as according to local demographic researchers, 23 percent of this community is over age 65, consisting mostly of the flow of migrants who arrived from the Caribbean in their 40s during the 1970s and 1980s.According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) about half of Florida retirees earn some 50 percent of their income from Social Security, and for 27 percent of current retirees, Social Security represents over 90 percent of their income.Although this is a serious predicament, there’s little reference to it by political aspirants for political offices, municipal through to federal. Who is really concerned about the plight of the baby boomers, that large group of American seniors who contributed so much during their careers?While the baby boom generation is being rapidly succeeded by the generation born after 1964, including more liberal millennials born after 1981, there’s much the baby boomers still have to contribute to the community through their vast experience. Instead of forcing out workers over age 55 from the workforce through retirement, more emphasis should be placed on retaining senior employees as mentors or consultants to the new generation of workers. In many organizations, continuity of operations undergo several premature stops and re-starts as the new generation of employees enters and redefines these operations. This is a waste of scarce corporate/organizational resources. More could be gained in several companies by retaining some senior employees through paid mentoring or consulting programs to coach the younger incoming employees.Countering this argument of retaining more senior employees past age 55 or even 65 is that companies need to weed out these older employees to make way for the younger generation of employees. While this isn’t a baseless counter-argument, it’s nonetheless possible the production output and profit margin of several companies and organizations could be enhanced by retaining more senior employees to pass on their experience to younger employees in a structured transition phase.However, even if more measures are taken within the private and public sectors to retain the services of people over 55 for more years ultimately, they will have to retire. Unless they are among the less than 10 percent of seniors with retirement accounts, they will have little alternative but to depend on Social Security benefits.Astonishingly, in 2016 the Employee Benefits Research Institute Retirement Confidence Survey indicated 42 percent of American workers surveyed had saved less than $10,000 toward retirement.Therefore, with Social Security such a vital component to millions of Americans, including some 4 million Floridians and over 150,000 Caribbean- Americans in South Florida, why aren’t more voters demanding the current slate of candidates for various state and federal political offices reveal their plans for improving this crucial benefit. This isn’t just a problem for seniors over age 65, but every American approaching retirement age.Moreover, with Social Security benefits, according to the SSA, contributing some $5.2 billion to Florida’s economy monthly, the improvement of this benefit isn’t only vital to the livelihood of seniors, but also to Florida’s general economy.There’s no contradicting that it’s sound personal financial planning for Americans to prepare for their senior years.  However, only relatively few people can afford to do this. Baby boomers need a security blanket. Therefore, it’s imperative voters demand those seeking political office to divulge plans to ensure Social Security is strengthened. This benefit is a crucial financial lifeline for millions of aging baby boomers.Similar to how society rewards former military personnel, it should reward people who made significant contributions to the community and are now retired seniors. They too are veterans whom society has a responsibility to properly provide for.last_img read more

Aug
31

Hero CPL Confirms Trinidad & Tobago as Venue for 2020 Season

first_imgThe Hero Caribbean Premier League and the government of Trinidad & Tobago have come to an agreement for the whole of the 2020 season to be played in that country. The tournament will run from Tuesday, August 18 to Thursday, September 10.  Pete Russell, COO of Hero CPL, said: “We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to The Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, The Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister for Sport and Youth Affairs, The Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister for Health, Dr. Roshan Parasram, Chief Medical Officer for Trinidad & Tobago, Douglas Camacho, Chairman of Sport TT and their respective ministries and organisations for their support and guidance in making this all possible. Last year’s CPL had a combined broadcast and digital viewership of 312million and with the tournament being the first franchise T20 event to take place in several months there will be more interest than ever.  The CPL will have a full season and will feature overseas and Caribbean players with the standard higher than it has ever been with the likes of Rashid Khan, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Alex Hales and Kieron Pollard all set to take part.  Teams and officials will be put into “households” where social distancing will need to be in place. There will be smaller clusters within each household where these measures can be relaxed. However, if any member of this cluster display signs of COVID-19 at any time during the tournament all members of that cluster will be expected to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from the time that a member of that group first shows symptoms. The CPL have worked with the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Health and the CPL’s own board of medical advisors to create protocols which minimize risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus to the population of Trinidad and in amongst those who will be travelling to Trinidad & Tobago from overseas.  All members of the CPL party will be subject to regular temperature checks and will be re-tested for the virus throughout their stay in Trinidad and again before departure.  All teams and officials will be housed in one hotel and everyone will be subject to strict quarantine protocols for the first two weeks they are in the country. Everyone travelling from overseas will be tested for COVID-19, before departure and then again on arrival in Trinidad.  “We are really excited to bring high class cricket to the Caribbean and to the rest of the world. The standard of players involved in this year’s tournament will be higher than ever and we can’t wait to get the tournament under way.”last_img read more

Aug
28

Yaya Toure: Afcon glory trumps Man City and Barcelona titles

first_imgYaya Toure described leading Cote d’Ivoire to an “exceptional” Africa Cup of Nations triumph on Sunday as the highlight of his illustrious career.The Elephants ended a 23-year wait for continental success by defeating Ghana 9-8 on penalties in Equatorial Guinea, with the preceding 120 minutes of football having failed to produce a goal.Much of the build-up had centred on the Ivorians’ two recent final defeats – in 2006 and 2012 – and Yaya, who has previously won league titles with Manchester City, Barcelona and Olympiakos, was overjoyed by their long-awaited moment of redemption. “Sometimes when you win with your club, it’s magical, but winning with your country is something exceptional,” the midfielder is quoted as saying by L’Equipe.”We worked so hard to win and we will celebrate with our families. I have waited so long for this moment and to lift a trophy as captain, it’s huge.”We must congratulate coach Herve Renard, who has done a great job. We have often been aggressively criticised. “I’ve lost twice in the final, so to be here now is fantastic. I’m so happy.”Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry, nicknamed Copa, converted the winning spot kick and he was just as moved by Cote d’Ivoire’s dramatic triumph as his skipper.”I have been criticised, but I was able to progress,” stand-in keeper Copa told Canal Plus. “I’m not big in talent nor in size, but I wanted to develop and I worked for the team. “My mother has suffered. Thanks to her, thank you to all Ivorians. Football allowed me to travel and there is not always room for everyone. “But there is always room for work and God has rewarded me.”last_img read more

Aug
17

Dwight Howard stands out in Lakers’ preseason win as most stars rest

first_imgThe Lakers’ other true standout was Zach Norvell Jr., a two-way contract player who has made an impact throughout training camp. Norvell racked of 22 points on 6-for-13 shooting, including a crossover move that left defender Jordan Poole stumbling to the hardwood. He also shot 7 for 8 from the free-throw line, contributing to a solid 30-for-39 night at the stripe for the Lakers.Coach Frank Vogel called Norvell a natural scorer who has made an impression. Norvell was just happy to perform less than 48 hours after the Lakers had landed after a flight across the globe.“It’s a part of the job,” he said. “Early on in this process, you understand you can’t have any excuses.”Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersOn a night when many veterans were laid up for jet-lag related rest following the China trip – LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, Danny Green and Avery Bradley among them – Howard was in the starting lineup. And he played the style that he’s spent the preseason promising: working the boards, playing defense and sharing the ball for a well-rounded 12-point, 13-rebound, four-steal night.In a game featuring mostly reserves and G-League prospects, Howard’s first step felt like the most notable development.There were also other twists: Such as since when does Howard pass? The center had six assists, something he’s only done seven times when the game counts. The career 60 percent free-throw shooter also earned most of his points at the line, going 8 for 10.Howard cited a pregame conversation with fellow veteran Jared Dudley (who made his preseason debut) about, of all things, Howard’s last coach with the Lakers.“It’s a quote Mike D’Antoni used to always to say, ‘The ball always finds energy when you move it,’” he said. “We just wanted to move the ball a lot, make sure everybody touched the ball, and good things happen that way.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years PreviousLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Kostas Antetokounmpo #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores in front of Kavion Pippen #31 and Juan Toscano-Anderson #95 of the Golden State Warriors during a 104-98 Lakers preseason win at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, shoots as Warriors guard Steph Curry defends during the first half of Monday’s preseason game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates a three pointer with Danny Green #14, David Stockton #19 and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSteph Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a layup after a rebound in front of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1, Dwight Howard #39 and David Stockton #19 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, right, tries to shoot as Golden State Warriors guard Jacob Evans defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Anthony Davis #3, Kyle Kuzma #0 and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to play during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts on the sidelines during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. McGee was charged with a charging foul on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee dunks during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a the Laker offense during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Steph Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles in front of Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Demetrius Jackson, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors guard Jacob Evans defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Steph Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors is guarded by Alex Caruso #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers as Eric Paschall #7 looks to set a screen during the first half at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates his three pointer during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James sits on the bench during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Steph Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors grabs a rebound between Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 and Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers reaches for a rebound between Kavion Pippen #31 and Jacob Evans #10 of the Golden State Warriors during a 104-98 Lakers preseason win at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Devontae Cacok, left, and center JaVale McGee, right, reach for a rebound along with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors forward Alfonzo McKinnie, left, goes after a rebound along with guard Stephen Curry, right, and Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, center, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Demetrius Jackson, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Omari Spellman defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, front, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Devontae Cacok defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors laugh on the sidelines during a timeout in a 104-98 Lakers preseason win at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Steph Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors is fouled between Demetrius Jackson #20, Devontae Cacok #12 and JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Steph Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors attempts a layup on in front of Devontae Cacok #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: LeBron James #23 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers react behind Devontae Cacok #12 during a 104-98 preseason win over the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Zach Norvell Jr. #21 of the Los Angeles Lakers crosses over on Jordan Poole #3 of the Golden State Warriors during a 104-98 Lakers preseason win at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Zach Norvell Jr. #21 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Eric Paschall #7 of the Golden State Warriors, resulting in a Warriors foul, during a 104-98 Lakers preseason win at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Zach Norvell Jr. #21 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after a Golden State Warriors foul during a 104-98 Lakers preseason win at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Zach Norvell Jr. celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 104-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James yawns as he sits on the bench during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 104-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, left, and Golden State Warriors forward Marquese Chriss go after a loose ball during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 104-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers and head coach, Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors meet at the end of the game during a 104-98 Lakers preseason win at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Zach Norvell Jr., center, shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Glenn Robinson III defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 104-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Demetrius Jackson, right, shoots as Golden State Warriors Kevion Pippen defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 104-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Demetrius Jackson, right, celebrates along with forward Devontae Cacok after making a 3-point shot during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 104-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Kostas Antetokounmpo #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks past Jordan Poole #3 of the Golden State Warriors during a 104-98 Lakers preseason win at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, knocks the ball from the hands of Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 104-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: David Stockton #19 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a pass to JaVale McGee #7 between Damion Lee #1 and Marquese Chriss #32 of the Golden State Warriors during a 104-98 Lakers preseason win at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors guard Damion Lee, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard David Stockton defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 104-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: David Stockton #19 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles in front of Kavion Pippen #31 of the Golden State Warriors during a 104-98 Lakers preseason win at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors forward Alfonzo McKinnie, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 104-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Kostas Antetokounmpo #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores in front of Kavion Pippen #31 and Juan Toscano-Anderson #95 of the Golden State Warriors during a 104-98 Lakers preseason win at Staples Center on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, shoots as Warriors guard Steph Curry defends during the first half of Monday’s preseason game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 41Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, shoots as Warriors guard Steph Curry defends during the first half of Monday’s preseason game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The last time Dwight Howard wore a Lakers jersey on the Staples Center court, he shuffled off into the tunnel with an ejection.The bitter flavor of that 2012-13 season and its final moments – incidentally the last time this franchise went to the playoffs – has colored Howard’s legacy in Los Angeles. It’s kept skepticism high even as the big man, now 33, has promised he’s changed since he signed up for a second tour with the Lakers in August.The only thing that could change that is how Howard plays, and wins, this time around. And even though the score didn’t matter in the Lakers’ 104-98 preseason victory over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, Howard began the steady work of changing his reputation.“It’s kind of weird being back out there, but I’m very thankful to be playing with the Lakers again,” he said. “I’ve always loved this place, despite how it, I guess, ended the last time. I’ve never lost any love for the fans or people here. I love playing in this building.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed These teams boast five combined players who were All-Stars last season, but Steph Curry was the only one who played. The two-time league MVP started out rusty but wound up with 17 points. Damion Lee had a team-high 18 points. The Warriors, renowned for their 3-point shooting prowess in recent years, were just 9 for 36 on long-range shots.Guard D’Angelo Russell and forward Draymond Green both rested for the Warriors.The Lakers improved to 2-2 in the preseason, with both wins coming against the Warriors. The remaining two games are also against Golden State, but there’s more to look forward to: James said prior to the game that he planned to play in Wednesday’s game at Staples Center.Vogel was pleased that the Lakers didn’t need him.“It doesn’t matter who’s in uniform: We’re trying to play to a standard,” he said. “Play a certain way, form an identity that we play harder than our opponent every night. … It wasn’t perfect, but I was proud of our guys after getting in at five in the morning and resting just one day to go out and compete the way they did.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more