REPORT: Cavs and Celtics have reached agreement on trade

first_imgThe trade was put on hold when the health of Thomas came into question due to a hip injury that he suffered in March and re-aggravated in the Eastern Conference Finals.. Thomas took his physical in Cleveland last week, and the deadline for him to pass it was scheduled for Thursday morning at 10 a.m.Rumors swirled for the last week about what else the Cavs would be willing to accept from Boston in order to avoid vetoing the trade. Per Wojnarowski’s report, the Celtics repeatedly resisted the Cavs asks for another first-round pick.The stalemate came as a result of Cleveland believing that the Celtics were not upfront regarding Thomas’ health, while the Celtics maintained the exact opposite.According to Wojnarowski, Irving is expected to appear at a press conference in Boston on Friday. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics have reached an agreement in the Kyrie Irving trade, according to a release from the team.“In conjunction with finalizing the trade involving Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and a 2018 [first]-round pick the Celtics acquired via Brooklyn, the Celtics and Cavaliers have agreed to modify the terms of the trade such that Boston will also send Miami’s 2020 [second]-round pick to Cleveland. The trade is now complete,” the team said in a joint release with the Celtics.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was the first to report the news on Wednesday night: Ashley Bastock Related TopicsBoston CelticsCleveland CavaliersKyrie Irving Trade Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42last_img read more

Second Attempt To Sell Kenai Bowling Alley Falls Short

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai administrators say a second attempt to sell the city’s bowling alley to Dean You “failed to close” by the deadline of January 19. Administrators said at that time that You was still organizing financing for the purchase. Attorney Scott Bloom says the situation is “fluid,” but that if You is able to quickly complete the purchase under the original terms approved by Council, the sale could still go ahead.  Negotiations with You are continuing, along with another prospective buyer. The Kenai City Council approved the sale price of $450,000 with a $20,000 deposit during their January 18 meeting. You has now paid a total of $20,000 in earnest money, which is non-refundable. That money may still be used as a deposit if the sale is completed at some point in the future.center_img The city acquired the property in February 2016 as part of a settlement after the previous owner defaulted on lease payments. The bowling alley was shuttered in the fall of 2015.last_img read more

Sankey to take over as SEC commissioner early

first_imgGreg SankeyGreg SankeyGreg Sankey will take over as Southeastern Conference commissioner a little earlier than he was originally scheduled to. Current SEC leader Mike Slive announced on Friday at the league’s spring meetings that Sankey, the commissioner select, will officially take over his duties starting on Monday. Slive will remain with the conference in an advisory role through the length of his contract, which expires on July 31, the league announced. As was previously announced by the SEC, Slive will begin his role as a consultant to the league for a period of four years, starting on August 1.Sankey, who is in his 13th year as a member of the SEC staff, was chosen as the eighth commissioner of the SEC in March.last_img

Ole Miss hosting an NCAA women’s soccer tourney game

first_imgOXFORD – The Ole Miss women’s soccer team opens the 2015 NCAA Tournament on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a home game against Murray State.Ole Miss women's soccer team will host a first-round NCAA tournament game Friday at 7:30 p.m.Ole Miss women’s soccer team will host a first-round NCAA tournament game Friday at 7:30 p.m.The Rebels are 2-5 in NCAA tournament play, which includes a 9-0 win against Jackson State 2013. It was the first NCAA tournament game the Rebels have ever hosted.They finished 13-5-2 overall and 7-2 in Southeastern Conference play, good for third in the SEC after being picked 10th in the preseason poll.The Rebels were led by CeCe Kizer’s 14 goals, the most by a freshman in the country and third most for a freshman in program history, and first-team All-SEC junior Addie Forbus’ 11. The two collected 25 of the 40 goals scored by the Rebels.Murray State (16-4, 10-0 Ohio Valley Conference) finished 1-2 against opponents it shared this season with the Rebels. The Racers lost 2-1 to University of Arkansas-Little Rock and 3-0 to Tennessee and beat Austin Peay 2-0. The Rebels beat all three by a margin of 8-0.Harriet Withers leads the Racers with 11 goals, and two others have at least seven.Contact Daniel Paulling at Follow @DanielPaulling on Twitter.last_img read more

Reeths-Puffer wrestling advances to semis with win over Warren Woods Tower

first_img Displayed poorly Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (33138) Other NBC Sports ENDS IN Ads by Amazon (124) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… Not relevant LocalSportsJournal.comThe Reeths-Puffer wrestling team is moving on to the state semifinals. The Rockets came away with a tight 36-30 win over Warren Woods Tower at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo on Friday night.Reeths-Puffer will face off against Lowell in the semifinals at noon on Saturday at Wings Event Center for a spot in the state finals, which will take place later in the day. Hunter McCall got R-P started on the right foot with a pin in the 285 weight class to put the Rockets up 6-0. After a Titans pin to even things up, Connor Bloomstrom pinned his opponent in the 112 class to put the Rockets up 12-6. Warren Woods Tower then scored 15 points in the next three matches to take a 21-12 lead. The Rockets then scored 17 straight points on a decision by Alex Chipman, a pin by Kaden Edwards, a technical fall by Thade Radosa and a decision by James Rozycki to lead 29-21. A pin and a decision for the Titans in the next two rounds put Reeths-Puffer down 30-29 with just two matches remaining.A major decision win by Colby Stephenson in the 189 weight class gave the Rockets four points and a 33-30 lead heading into the final match.Jacob Udell finished the match with a 14-10 decision over his opponent to seal the win for Reeths-Puffer. ENDS IN ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … DEAL OF THE DAY × Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY (1862) 0 Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive (35539) Not relevant Mail Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Fox Sports Go Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY × Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Ads by Amazon DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive $0.00 Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive (22) Report a problem This item is… Other ENDS IN Displayed poorly Other The League Share × Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Other Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (1009) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × (8187) Inappropriate / Offensive Other (1461) Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY $15.29$17.99 Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive × Shares Not relevant ENDS IN Other ENDS IN $59.99 FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… $14.99 Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN $3.99 $26.86$49.99 Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Shop Now Displayed poorly Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Share × ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. A Warrior’s Heart $0.00last_img read more

CBJ Centenary Cup set for March 31 between Guyana and T/dad

first_imgAs the month-long celebrations for the former President Dr. Cheddi Jagan continue, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic will stage a one off T20 match between a Guyana side and a Trinidad team on March 31. Booked for the iconic Albion Community Center Ground, Berbice, the match will see a majority of West Indies stars taking to the field.According to PPP/C executive member, Mustapha Zulfikar, Berbice has been starved for explosive cricket and the decision was made by the Centenary Committee, chaired by General Secretary of the party, Bharrat Jagdeo to host it in Berbice.Apart from being the home of the late Dr. Jagan, Berbicians have always supported cricket, and according to Zulfikar, while this is a one-off competition, the Guyana team was selected based on advice from the Guyana Cricket Board. He added that the Trinidad players have been personally contacted and given the go ahead from the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board.Up for grabs will be monetary prizes as well as awards for the Man-of-the-Match, Best Bowler and Best Batsman.The Trinidad squad boosts a number of highly sought after T20 players who are no strangers to Guyana with the likes of Amazon Warriors’ all-rounder, Rayad Emrit and former Warriors’ opening batsman Lendl Simmons in the lineup. Meanwhile Guyana will have a number of Berbicians in the squad including spin twins Veerasammy Permaul and Devendra Bishoo as well as wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble and big hitting Jonathon Foo.The match will begin at 18:00h and gates will be open from 16:00h with entrance set at $1500.Trinidad Titans squad: Rayad Emrit, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran, Amir Jangoo, Imran Khan, Kevon Cooper, Steven Katwaroo, Roshon Primus, Jon-ross Jaggesar, Vikash Mohan, Rion Webster, and Deron Davis Guyana All stars: Leon Johnson, Godekesh Motie, Veerasammy Permaul, Devendra Bishoo, Anthony Bramble, Jonathon Foo, Sherfane Rutherford, Christopher Barnwell, Akshaya Persaud, Romario Shepherd, Raymon Reifer, Gajananad Singh, Richardo Adams, Assad Fudadin, Leon Joseph and Steven Jacobs.last_img read more

Liverpool seal Christmas top spot as Salah and Van Dijk sink Wolves

first_imgWOLVERHAMPTON, England, (Reuters) – WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0 LIVERPOOL 2 Liverpool will spend Christmas on top of the Premier League after goals from Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk earned them a 2-0 win at Wolves yesterday, opening up a four-point lead over second-placed Manchester City.City can reduce the gap back to a point with a win over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, but Juergen Klopp’s unbeaten side will now enjoy their Christmas dinner perched in first place.Only two teams — Chelsea in 2005-06 and City last season — have had more points after 18 Premier League games in a season than Liverpool’s 48 and the January 3 clash between Pep Guardiola’s side and Klopp’s men promises to be an epic. It was by no means a vintage display from Liverpool in driving rain but this was a game which, coming after the high of Sunday’s triumph over Manchester United, could have been a stumbling block for Klopp’s side. “It was clear that the whole game would be difficult. Everybody wants to press. We want to be compact but wide as well which makes it difficult. We defended it pretty well. The heavy rain was difficult for both teams tonight. It was a big fight. We knew that we needed to be ready,” said Klopp.“It was brilliant — both goals. It was perfect football, especially on a night like tonight when it was difficult to play proper football,” added the German.On a foul night at Molineux, Wolves began brightly, the promoted side showing why they are in seventh place and Moroccan midfielder Romain Saiss forced Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker into an early save. But Liverpool grabbed the lead in the 18th minute with a beautifully-worked goal. After a clever exchange with Sadio Mane, Brazilian midfielder Fabinho’s pull-back was exquisitely turned in off the outside of his foot by Salah.Adama Traore, Jonny and Matt Doherty all had chances saved by Alisson before the break, suggesting that Wolves, who had won their last three games, were still very much in the game but it was the visitors who extended their lead in the 68th minute.Salah drifted a ball into the box towards Van Dijk and the towering Dutch defender calmly slotted past Rui Patricio from close range for his first Premier League goal. Klopp had rotated his squad ahead of the festive fixtures with Georginio Wijnaldum starting on the bench and Jordan Henderson given the start in central midfield while Adam Lallana made an appearance in the second half as a substitute for the injured Naby Keita.Klopp said Keita had suffered two separate cuts in his leg and foot from challenges but did not expect his injuries to keep him out of action.The second goal killed off Wolves, whose inability to convert chances was highglighted again when substitute Morgan Gibbs-White shot into the side-netting near the end after a slip-up from Liverpool defender Andy Robertson.last_img read more

This Lagos School Inducts Students Like Professional Football Clubs Unveil Footballers (Pictures)

first_imgA sports school based in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, has turned what should be an ordinary Code of Conduct signing into a grand ceremony; introducing professional photoshoots as part of the mini-event.Usually, a code of conduct document is a two to three-paged document hardly worthy of celebrating, well, not unless your child is at the City Sports School.As part of measures to expose young footballers enrolled in the school to professional processes such as foreign and local competitive match experiences, contract signing, physical fitness, scouting procedures among others, the school has developed creative ways to include these processes in the routine activities: one of which is the newly introduced City Sports School induction.At first glance, you will be forgiven for mistaking the induction for a contract signing, which according to Regulation 19 of FIFA’s Status and Transfer of Players Regulations 2018 (the “Regulations”) provides that international transfers of players are only permitted if the player is over the age of 18.The induction process which is designed to look like a signing and unveiling ceremony is in entirety a Parents & Players Code of Conduct signing ceremony. Take Matthew for instance, a 10-year-old right-back who idolizes Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, regarded by many, particularly Millennials, as the best right-back in the game since the internet gave birth to social media. Matthew will be wearing the number 66 jersey.Matthew dreams of a career in professional football someday and his parents are keen on helping him actualize this dream.In spicing up the Induction Ceremony, the City Sports School team segmented the entire process into three phases. Player Kit fitting: You don’t want your child running around in an over sized jersey looking like prime Roberto Baggio or Romario in a retro ’94 jersey or a miniature parachute. So, the players try out a jersey that fits, not too tight like Cameroon’s infamous 2002 body-con kits, but something smart. The signing: Parents and players are naturally expected to be supportive, emphatic, caring, thoughtful, and all-round interested in the overall success of the team and their mates. Hence, they both have to pledge to abide by certain rules and measures created to ensure the smooth running of the soccer school such as prohibiting interference with team selections, tactics, coaching methods, etc. These might seem like trivial issues, but football is an emotive sport and oftentimes, people can get carried away when certain decisions appear biased against them.The Photoshoot: Once the Parents & Player Code of Conduct is signed, the child is then officially welcomed to City Sports School, unveiled. The ceremony begins with a photoshoot displaying their jersey number. All of these is done just to give the players a taste of what is to come should they choose to pursue a career in professional football.In essence, City Sports School induction is a welcome ceremony for these aspiring footballers into a setup that prides itself in creating the best and most conducive environment for the development of young people.And the icing on the cake? These kids will be playing some competitive games in Europe during the course of the year. RelatedThoughts On Repositioning Nigerian Sports (1)November 21, 2019In “Sports”La Liga and Lagos Business School Sign MOU To Professionalise Sports Business in NigeriaOctober 30, 2018In “Nigeria”Thoughts On Repositioning Nigerian Sports (2)November 21, 2019In “Nigeria”last_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: Rob Gronkowski, Sony Michel, Allen Robinson impacting Week 10 fantasy rankings

first_imgWEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endAllen Robinson injury newsRobinson was out for the second-straight game last week, as a groin injury prevented him from suiting up against the Bills. However, it’s notable that he did log a limited practice last Friday, so he is on the right track as he tries to return from the injury.If Robinson can improve in practice and get on the field earlier this week, he should have a chance to suit up against the Lions. The first practice report on Wednesday should help clarify his status a bit more, and we’ll have updates on that throughout the week. If Robinson misses more time, Trey Burton, Taylor Gabriel, and Tarik Cohen will continue to see plenty of targets in the Bears offense. Week 10 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerIs Sony Michel playing in Week 10?Michel (knee) has been absent for the Patriots’ last two contests, but he was able to practice last week before ultimately being listed as questionable ahead of Sunday night’s game against the Packers. He ended up sitting out, but this week, his prognosis appears to be solid.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Michel is expected to return to action against the Titans in Week 10. He just needs to avoid suffering any setbacks in practice. He’ll need to be monitored in practice this week, but he is definitely trending in the right direction.With Michel returning, James White will see a slight downgrade solely because his volume will go down a bit. Still, he’ll be a really good RB2 (RB1 in PPR formats) and could outproduce Michel if the Patriots ease him back into action, so he belongs in starting lineups.The biggest negative fantasy impact from this injury is to Cordarrelle Patterson, who likely won’t see more than a couple of carries per game moving forward. He had been serving as the complement to White with Michel out, but now he’ll see less action on offense. He’s still worth stashing as a handcuff (who’s only eligible at WR because, again, we’re talking about the Patriots here), but until we see what his role in the backfield is, he should be left on fantasy benches.MORE WEEK 10: Top waiver wire pickups | RB handcuff chartRob Gronkowski injury updateAnother year, another injury to Gronk. For two of the past three weeks, Gronkowski has sat out with a back issue that flared up in practice. Moving forward, his status is week-to-week, according to WEEI’s Ryan Hannable (via Adam Schefter), and that means that he could be out for Week 10.With the Patriots’ bye approaching in Week 11, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the team elect to sit Gronk this week as a precaution. After all, Gronk has struggled with injuries in the past, so why would they risk his health as they prepare for a postseason run? They’ve won six straight games anyway, so it seems possible — if not, probable — that Gronk could get another week off just to buy him some extra rest going into the bye.If Gronk is out, the team’s tight end group won’t produce a viable fantasy target. Instead, guys like Josh Gordon, Julian Edelman, and James White will get stock-ups as they get more opportunities to catch passes. If you have Gronk on your fantasy roster, check out our Week 10 TE rankings for the best streaming options available. There are a couple of big-time Patriots players that should soon return from injuries. Sony Michel and Rob Gronkowski both have a chance to playing against the Titans in Week 10, but a looming bye week could cause the Pats to play it a bit safe. (Classic Pats, right?) In addition to that duo, Bears receiver Allen Robinson is attempting to return from a groin injury that has kept him out of action in each of the past two weeks. These injury issues could necessitate moves on the waiver wire for fantasy football owners, and it could also have an impact on fantasy rankings and start ’em, sit ’em decisions.As the week goes along, we’ll provide you with more injury updates. For more on A.J. Green, Chris Carson, and Leonard Fournette, go here, and for the latest in the Le’Veon Bell saga, click here. You can also follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy for more fantasy updates and advice.last_img read more

A closer look at congressional probes into Russia and alleged Trump associate contacts

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — On Capitol Hill, it seems that not a day goes by without another lawmaker — usually but not always a Democrat — calling for an investigation, special prosecutor or independent commission to delve into the alleged contacts between the Trump campaign, transition and administration and Russian government officials.Sources have told ABC News that U.S. authorities were probing communications between the associates and suspected members of the Russian intelligence community ahead of the election, allegations Trump has repeatedly decried as “fake news.” An FBI probe into the matter is ongoing.Below is a look at the existing congressional probes related to the alleged contacts, into Russia, which the intelligence community concluded orchestrated an elaborate campaign to interfere in the 2016 election, as well as the leaks to the media surrounding the stories.Trump associates’ alleged contacts with RussiaSenate Intelligence CommitteeChairman Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, gave the first public details on his panel’s inquiry on Dec. 16, before Trump was sworn in. The probe was prompted by, according to Burr’s statement, “the underpinnings of the intelligence” that prompted the intelligence community to release a statement in October that said it “is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations.” It later revised its mission statement to encompass the revelations from a more detailed January assessment of Russia hacking. Republican leaders have also said they expect the committee to call former national security adviser Gen. Mike Flynn to testify about his contacts with Russian officials. Flynn resigned after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the contacts. Democrats are criticizing Burr this week over revelations that the White House communicated with Burr and his House counterpart to rebut reports that Trump associates had contacts with Russian officials during the campaign. Over the weekend, Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the panel, said in a statement, “I have said from the very beginning of this matter that if SSCI cannot properly conduct an independent investigation, I will support empowering whoever can do it right.”House Intelligence CommitteeThis panel, overseen by Chairman Devin Nunes, never announced a separate investigation of Russia’s actions, but acknowledged in early December that the committee had been “closely monitoring Russia’s belligerence for years.” Nunes also noted that it has been looking into the underlying intelligence that prompted the conclusions in the intelligence community’s January assessment, including Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election. Nunes, a Trump transition adviser, has diverged from the Senate Intelligence Committee in saying he has no plans to investigate Flynn’s conversations with Russian officials, saying in mid-February that “we’re not supposed to be listening to American phone calls.” He has said that he wants the FBI to investigate the leaks that have led to public reports about Trump officials’ alleged contacts with suspected Russian officials. Nunes said Monday that his committee is in the early stages of its work, but that his preliminary communication with the Intelligence Community has yielded no evidence of contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, although he admitted that “that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.” But California Rep. Adam Schiff said that the committee has called no witnesses or interviewed the FBI. “We haven’t reached a conclusion, nor should we, on issues of collusion because we haven’t interviewed a single witness or reviewed a single document,” Schiff said.Other probesSenate Armed Services CommitteeWhile this committee, headed by John McCain, is not formally investigating Russia’s interference in the election, as is the Intelligence Committee, McCain has resolved to make cybersecurity, and by extension Russia’s hacking, a big focus. “It’s all part of the larger issue of the cyber threat that we face from Russia, China and other countries. It’s another form of warfare,” McCain said on CBS in December. The committee held a hearing last month, during which Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was asked by Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill about the president’s statements that appeared to “trash the intelligence community,” like when he questioned their veracity by citing their ultimately incorrect assessment that Saddam Hussein harbored weapons of mass destruction. “There’s a difference between skepticism and disparagement,” Clapper said during the Jan. 5 hearing.Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and TerrorismAt the beginning of the month, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse, the chairman and top Democrat on the Judiciary Subcommittee, announced they would be investigating Russian efforts to influence democratic elections in the United States and abroad. “Our goal is simple – to the fullest extent possible we want to shine a light on Russian activities to undermine democracy. While some of our efforts will have to be held behind closed doors due to security concerns, we also hope to have an open discussion before the American people about Russia’s strategies to undermine democracy,” the two said in a statement.House Oversight/Judiciary CommitteesThe chairmen of the two panels, Jason Chaffetz and Bob Goodlatte, have urged the Department of Justice Inspector General to investigate the leaks surrounding the Flynn calls with Russian officials, though they also say they are not interested in investigating Flynn himself. “We have serious concerns about the potential inadequate protection of classified information here,” they wrote to the DOJ IG on Feb. 15, two days after Flynn resigned. Chaffetz and his Oversight Ranking Member, Elijah Cummings, are also looking into Flynn’s speaking engagements in Russia in 2014 and 2015 to determine the amount and source of any funding he received to appear, and whether he received payments from foreign sources, which would be in violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Chaffetz has also stressed the need to look into the leaks of sensitive information from within the intelligence community.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more