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first_img Associated Press Rose is taking over what has become one of the NBA’s worst franchises, headed toward its seventh straight season out of the playoffs. Teams such as Golden State and the Lakers have found success handing their basketball operations to an agent.Rose is the former co-head of the basketball division at CAA Sports. He replaces Steve Mills, who was fired early last month.NHL-GM MEETINGSGMs seem prepared to keep status quo on emergency goaliesBOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — NHL general managers seem unlikely to suggest changes to the emergency backup goaltender policy, even after 42-year-old Zamboni driver David Ayres became one of the biggest stories of the season by winning a game for Carolina last month. The thumb began to bother Doncic during Friday’s loss to Miami, prompting the team to keep him out of last night’s win at Minnesota. The second-year player is averaging team highs of 28.6 points and 8.8 assists per game this season.The Mavericks held out Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) against the Bulls a day after he tied a season high with 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-GEORGIA TECH-PENALTIESTech drops appeal of NCAA penaltiesATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has withdrawn its appeal of NCAA penalties against its men’s basketball program and will not lay in this month’s ACC Tournament. Bellinger is 4 for 13 with two doubles.PGA-JOHNSON-0LYMPICSDustin Johnson decides against playing in the OlympicsUNDATED (AP) — U.S. golfer Dustin Johnson will not compete in the Tokyo Olympics, according to his manager. Johnson’s name was removed from the Olympic golf ranking Monday afternoon.At No. 5 in the world ranking, he currently would have been No. 3 among Americans behind Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) and Justin Thomas. Update on the latest in sports: In a memo sent to teams on Sunday and obtained by The Associated Press, the NBA has offered 10 recommendations to players with hopes of decreasing risks of getting the virus. Those recommendations include not taking items such as pens, markers, balls and jerseys from autograph-seekers.The NBA also told teams that it is consulting “with infectious disease experts, including the Centers for Disease Control” and infectious disease researchers at Columbia University in New York.NBA-MAVERICKS-DONCICDoncic back in lineupCHICAGO (AP) — All-Star guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) is back in the Dallas Mavericks’ lineup tonight against the Bulls in Chicago after missing a game because of a sprained left thumb. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-VIRUS OUTBREAKWith Virus outbreak, NBA tells teams to keep distance from fans, strangersUNDATED (AP) — The NBA has told teams to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs. It’s the league’s latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis that has spread to most corners of the planet. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLLKansas is number oneUNDATED (AP) — Kansas is the unanimous No. 1 in a week of upheaval in men’s college basketball.The Jayhawks received all 64 first-place votes from the media panel in The Associated Press poll. Gonzaga was No. 2, with Dayton, Baylor and San Diego State rounding out the top five.Sixth-ranked Kentucky is followed by Florida State, Seton Hall, Maryland and Louisville. Ngakoue has 37 1/2 sacks and 14 forced fumbles in four seasons. The speedy strip-sack specialist made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and had been seeking around $22 million a year to remain in Jacksonville.MLB-DODGERS-BELLINGERBellinger out of the lineupGOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — NL MVP Cody Bellinger was scratched from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup for a spring training game Monday against the Cincinnati Reds.The outfielder took part in a charity event on Sunday night at a Topgolf facility in Scottsdale, and a video showed him hitting a long drive off a tee. Manager Dave Roberts says golf swings aren’t believed to be the reason for his injury. The Aztecs, Terrapins and No. 18 Iowa were the only teams to hold their place after a week in which nine Top 25 teams lost to unranked opponents.Dayton has its highest ranking since reaching No. 2 in 1955-56 after stretching its winning streak to 18 games.Virginia, Illinois and Wisconsin moved into the poll. West Virginia, Colorado and Texas Tech fell out.NORTH CAROLINA-AGENTS PROBEMistrial declared for ex-football player in NC agent’s case HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A Superior Court judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law nearly a decade ago.Christopher Hawkins faced four counts tied to providing cash to three former Tar Heels football players in 2010. But after more than seven hours of deliberations Friday afternoon and Monday, the jury informed the judge that it couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict on any charge.NBA-KNICKS PRESIDENTKnicks hire longtime player agent Leon Rose as presidentNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks officially have named Leon Rose as their president, hoping the longtime player agent can be just as successful as an executive. The issue was among the discussion points during the first three days of GM meetings. The apparent consensus was that emergency goaltenders are called upon so rarely that any reaction now would likely feel like an overreaction.NFL-JAGUARS-NGAKOUEPass-rusher Ngakoue no longer wants to re-sign with JaguarsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Standout defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (yah-NEEK’ en-GAH’-kway) no longer wants to sign a long-term deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.Ngakoue announced his desire to play elsewhere via social media. It could force Jacksonville to place the franchise tag on the 24-year-old disgruntled defender and trade him. The Yellow Jackets received a one-year ban on postseason play as well as scholarship reductions and limits on official visits. By saying Monday it would accept those penalties this year, Georgia Tech is assured of being eligible to compete in the postseason next year and beyond.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-ILLINOIS-COACHUnderwood gets extensionCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois says it has rewarded basketball coach Brad Underwood for a significant jump this season, giving him a three-year contract extension through 2026.The move comes with the 23rd-ranked Illini challenging for the Big Ten Conference championship in Underwood’s third season after going 26-39 during his first two years at the helm. They are 20-9 overall and tied for second in conference play with Michigan State and Wisconsin at 12-6, a game behind Maryland. March 2, 2020 Countries are allowed a maximum of four players in golf provided they are among the top 15 in the world ranking.last_img read more

Lost doubles point haunts Syracuse as ACC play starts

first_img Published on February 4, 2019 at 10:01 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder After their doubles loss to Virginia, SU’s top doubles pair of Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez didn’t know what happened. They needed stronger starts. The two preached the importance of joking around and staying loose on the court. They’d have to analyze the loss later, Knutson said.Two days later against Boston College, the Orange’s top doubles pair bounced back with a 7-5 win. But this time, second and third doubles sunk Syracuse.The Orange (4-2, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) dropped their third-straight doubles point against Boston College. Two days earlier, Dina Hegab and Guzal Yusupova never recovered from going down 3-0 to start their match, and Virginia clinched the doubles point. In SU’s two ACC matches, the early deficit proved too much to make up in singles. Syracuse fought back to 3-2 against Virginia, but eventually lost 4-3. Versus BC, the Orange went down to the final point, but fell 4-3 again when Hegab lost her singles match. In both cases, their lost doubles point proved to be the difference.“It’s right out of the gate, how this match is going to go, who has the momentum,” Ramirez said about the doubles point. “So, that’s why it’s a really important thing for us to get right off the bat.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the additions of freshman Sofya Treshcheva and Washington State-transfer Yusupova, doubles were expected to improve from last season, head coach Younes Limam said. Treshcheva paired with sophomore Sofya Golubovskaya, who had experience playing with Treshcheva in Russia. Yusupova rounded out the third doubles pairing with Hegab, creating a veteran duo that typically took on younger opponents.Through Syracuse’s first four matches, all out-of-conference, the three pairings dropped just two matches between them. Knutson and Ramirez bounced back from an ACC season-opening loss to Virginia and beat BC’s top pair Sunday. But Yusupova and Hegab lost both their ACC matchups, and SU’s second pair lost to BC.A doubles loss isn’t an insurmountable lead, most recently shown by Syracuse’s comeback over Purdue. One through six, Limam believes SU can take every point in singles, but so far in the ACC the Orange has struggled.No. 43 Gabriela Knutson has lost three singles matches in a row, her last two in straight-sets. Ramirez and Yusupova have been hot and cold. They both sit at 4-2 in singles, and Yusupova is riding a three-match win streak. Hegab clinched three-straight for Syracuse, including completing the comeback against Purdue, but her streak ended against Boston College. Golubovskaya has been the Orange’s best singles player, losing only once to No. 27 Brienne Minor. But four of her five wins came in three sets, and she had to come back from down 5-2 in the final frame vs. Columbia. Her partner, Treshcheva, is 3-2 with one match unfinished.SU has only won every singles point once this season. Losing the doubles point takes away the momentum from the Orange.“Before singles, the coaches will say, ‘It’s OK, take a deep breath, we got this,’” Knutson said. “But it’s hard.”Against Virginia, Limam wanted the pair to attack the net more. He wants opponents to earn the points and for SU to make less errors. SU’s third doubles pair was doing that in their first two matches, Limam said, and they just need to get back to that.“I know we lost the last one and the one today, but I don’t think that’s any means for us to worry,” Ramirez said after the Virginia match. “I’m still confident in all of our doubles.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

From Co-Working to Cubicles: Where Are You Working?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#StartUp 101#startups Related Posts One of the fantastic things about being an entrepreneur is that you can define your own working conditions. From Craigslist’s modest Sunset District apartment headquarters to Twitter’s stylish new digs, startups are getting creative with their work spaces. Below are a few options to consider in choosing your space. Virtual: As covered in an earlier post, ReadWriteWeb runs a totally virtual office. Using a combination of Basecamp, Google Docs and Skype, the team manages to coordinate articles and interviews from more than five locations across the globe. Traveling Space: We recently came across iStopOver – a service that allows you to rent space for your team while on the go. If you’re together at a conference, or you’d just like a change of pace, this service allows you to rent furnished office space on a daily basis. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro Co-working: Rather than having your staff work in isolation, you can rent them desk space at one or a number of distributed co-working facilities. Sites like San Francisco’s Citizen Space and The Hat Factory allow nomadic tech workers to share ideas and solutions in a friendly environment. Many co-working spaces offer a daily drop in rate as well as the option for monthly membership. To find a space in your community, check out the co-working map on the Co-working community blog. Lease and Rent: Sites like LoopNet and Rofo specialize in finding commercial space. A number of sites will allow you to take on space for a short-term lease with the idea that you may need to scale up your team in a short period of time. If you’ve got a unique work environment, let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Eduard Folayang thinks Shinya Aoki hardly improved ahead of ONE title rematch

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Folayang and Aoki have contrasting styles. The Filipino superstar is at his most dangerous when he’s on his feet while the Japanese legend made a name for himself as a grappling wizard.In their first bout, however, Folayang showed he can hang with Aoki’s vaunted ground game and pull off the big time upset with a third-round TKO victory to claim the lightweight crown for the first time in 2016.The 34-year-old Folayang, who is also on a three-match run, is determined to repeat over Aoki and put on a sterling show before the pre-dominantly Japanese crowd.“Of course I need to give a convincing victory — a different, creative, and innovative way to win the fight,” Folayang said.“If I pull that off, I think that is one of the best ways to capture the Japanese fanbase.”ADVERTISEMENT Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’02:03MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Aoki’s resurgence following two straight knockout losses to Folayang and Ben Askren has not gone unnoticed with many of his fellow ONE fighters convinced that he’s taken his game to a higher level after the pair of setbacks.But Folayang, the reigning lightweight champion, thinks otherwise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I think Shinya Aoki will use the same old approach inside the cage,” Folayang said.“Those who are commenting that his striking has improved may have not watched his previous fights carefully. If you would look at it, he clearly wants the fight to hit the ground as early as possible.” Ivana Agudo rises to the challenge for Lady Tamaraws ONE ChampionshipTOKYO, Japan—Shinya Aoki has been on a tear heading into his title rematch against Eduard Folayang in the main event of ONE: A New Era on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.Aoki is riding on a three-fight streak with all of his wins by stoppage in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country director View commentslast_img read more

Beside The Points For Thursday April 26 2018

Things That Caught My EyeDraft Day!It’s the first day of the NFL draft, meaning that enormous financial concerns are about to publicly gamble in prime time television, which is always pretty cool. Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is the top running back prospect in this year’s draft and will likely go very early in the evening. But a team betting on a workhorse running back isn’t always the sure bet it was once considered. From 2006 to 2015, there were only three running backs drafted in the top five, and to some extent they never really panned out for their teams. Since then, we’ve had the phenomenal Leonard Fournette and Ezekiel Elliott going each at 4th. Barkley could join them if he joins the Giants at No. 2 or Browns at No. 4. [FiveThirtyEight]‘The Blind Side’ is overIn the aftermath of “The Blind Side,” which extolled the virtues of the left tackle position and lead to a commensurate skyrocketing to the value of those players, teams appeared to undervalue guards compared to tackles. In the 32-team era, 62 tackles were drafted in the first round of the draft compared to 14 guards. That may be changing, since 2013 the total value of draft picks for left tackles has been essentially in free fall since the post-2006 highs. [FiveThirtyEight]Oldest sport adapts to new realitiesThe International Association of Athletics Federations, which governs the world of track and field, will implement new regulations regarding testosterone levels for elite female athletes. Most women have testosterone levels ranging from 0.12 to 1.79 nanomoles per liter, while most men have 7.7 to 29.4 nanomoles per liter. The regulations — which will undoubtably fuel controversy from literally every angle, and that’s okay — will impact women who have testosterone levels above 5.0 nanomoles per liter, and would require them to choose between hormone therapy, not competing internationally, or competing against men. [The New York Times]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Winnipeg, city of miseryA new calculation for the quantified metropolitan sports misery score that counts not only the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL but also the MLS and Canadian Football League puts the Canadian city of Winnipeg over perennial sports drought cities like Cincinnati and Buffalo to have the most yearning-for-a-win fans. [The 10 and 3]Tsunami of corruptionA draft report published Wednesday by the Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis follows up on earlier investigations from the BBC and BuzzFeed to find evidence of match-fixing in the sport, particularly at lower levels. The report found 20 unnamed high-level players who lost at least one suspicious match from 2005 to 2008. [BuzzFeed]World Cup getting called from statesideFox Sports is rolling out details about its play calling teams for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia. Given the lack of an American presence at the cup — the United States failed to qualify — Fox elected to pare back its footprint in Russia proper and will have only one of five announced crews actually in Russia. [World Soccer Talk, The Associated Press]Big Number(s)161.4Looking at a stat called five-year approximate value, the hoarde of valuable draft picks held by the Cleveland Browns is truly formidable. Overall, the Browns have a total draft expected value of 161.4, which is head and shoulders above their nearest competitors, the Bills (124.3), Colts (122.1) and Broncos (116.4). The Browns are poised for a guaranteed consequential couple of days, for better or for worse. [The Washington Post]Leaks from Slack: neil:MLB Now talking about 8 teams currently being on pace for 100+ losses…. wonder how that compares to other seasons via something more rigorous like Elo?natesilver:we have two teams projected for 100+, and 2 more for 99plus one at 97 and one at 95seems like a lot for this early in the seasonneil:TankFest ’18Predictions NBA See more NBA predictions All newsletters Oh, and don’t forgetThe past few weeks of the Overwatch League have been outstanding We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe read more

Private search for Sala starts today

first_imgThere will be an underwater search that will look at the seabed for Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson.The search for Cardiff City’s Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala continues.The player and his English Pilot, David Ibbotson, disappeared more than a week ago when they were traveling from Nantes, Frances, to the Welsh capital of Cardiff.After French and English authorities tried to locate them alive, the search was not successful and they ended up calling off the mission after more than three days.But his family wants closure, and a private GoFundMe campaign has reached £300,000 in donations.And today the underwater seabed search will start as explained by chief investigator David Mearns, who will work together with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).Vital victory today, important in so many ways 💙💐🙏🏿 this was for you Emi #BlueBirds #CityAsOne pic.twitter.com/gUDN08GIPh— Sol Bamba (@Sol14Bamba) February 2, 2019“Once we locate any wreckage then we go into the next phase of identifying it visually with a robotic vehicle… that will be to define and identify the wreckage,” Mearns explained to Sky Sports News.AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“If it was summertime it would be straightforward but there’s a lot of complications.”“I don’t want to give people false hope, there’s never a guarantee with a search, particularly in this area where wreckage can actually move,” he commented.“We saw earlier this morning there were seven French trawlers in that area with scallop dredgers on the seabed.”“Hopefully, they haven’t disturbed anything beyond anything like that and we have a very good chance of finding this,” he added.Sala’s family had previously asked authorities not to stop looking, but the French and English authorities said there was no chance to find them alive.His family arrived in Guernsey ahead of the search, and have been actively talking to the press about Sala.Meanwhile, there have been tributes for him all around the football world, with Cardiff City welcoming him as a player even if he never trained at all with them.Huge result. Special night 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/2bAFuni2rQ— Joe Bennett (@JoeBennett27) February 2, 2019last_img read more