November 2019

AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Anthony agreed to waive his no-trade clause to complete the deal, which was first reported by The Vertical.Phil Jackson spent the latter part of his time in New York making it clear he wanted to move Anthony. But a deal was difficult because the 33-year-old forward has two years and about $54 million left on his contract, along with the ability to decline any trade.He had long maintained that he wanted to stay in New York, but the constant losing and a chance to play with a talented lineup convinced him it was finally time to go.After making the postseason each of his first 10 seasons, he has been on the sidelines the last four years and said at the end of last season his priority was a chance to win. He wouldn’t have that in New York, where the Knicks are emphasizing youth and have little proven talent with which to surround Anthony.But he is close with Westbrook and George and should fit in nicely. He can possibly settle into the spot-up shooter role he’s played in the Olympics, where he’s won a record three gold medals and is the career scoring leader for the U.S. men.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight In this April 4, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (7) checks in as coach Jeff Hornacek, left, watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in New York. An AP source said agreed on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, to trade Anthony to the Oklahoma Thunder.  APNEW YORK, United States — Carmelo Anthony won’t be at Knicks training camp after all. He’ll be in Oklahoma City, joining Russell Westbrook and Paul George in a loaded lineup.The Knicks agreed to trade Anthony to the Thunder on Saturday, saving themselves a potentially awkward reunion next week with the player they’d been trying to deal since last season.ADVERTISEMENT The trade ends an unfulfilling 6 1/2-year run in New York for Anthony, where he could never shake his reputation of an elite scorer who can’t carry a team to a ring. The Knicks made the playoffs his first three seasons and reached the second round in 2013, when Anthony led the league with 28.7 points per game. But after that they never seriously proved they could do anything consistently beyond make headlines.And Anthony was right in the middle of that, with constant trade speculation after Jackson’s criticism of Anthony’s game. Jackson and the Knicks parted ways in June and though the Knicks kept looking, team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry told Anthony they wouldn’t accept a trade that would hinder their plans to rebuild through youth.It didn’t help that Anthony had told the Knicks he would accept trades only to Houston and Cleveland, but a deal was finally found when he agreed to add Oklahoma City to his list of destinations.Anthony moved into the top 25 on the NBA’s career scoring list last season, and maybe the Thunder can help him reach elusive team success.Jackson noted that the Knicks hadn’t been able to win with Anthony, though one division title and three playoff berths give Anthony the best resume of anyone who played for the team in the 21st century.He had higher aspirations when he began pushing Denver to trade him to New York in 2010. But the Knicks gave up much of their young talent and future assets to get him, hindering their ability to fortify the team around their leading scorer in recent years.Anthony averaged 22.4 points last season and made his 10th All-Star Game, though that was the second straight season he finished well off his career average of 24.8 per game.Kanter, a 6-foot-11 center from Turkey who was the third pick of the 2011 draft, has averaged 11.3 points for Utah and the Thunder. He posted a video thanking the Oklahoma City community and imploring the Thunder to beat Golden State.“It’s a new adventure for me. New York, so please pray for me,” he said.McDermott has averaged 8.0 points and will be playing for his third team since being selected with the No. 11 pick in 2014. /cbb LATEST STORIES Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City New York will get Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.The Knicks had said just a day earlier that they expected Anthony to be there when they reported for camp Monday. But it was clear they didn’t want him anymore and he no longer wanted to be in New York, where he arrived with so much hype that was never fulfilled in February 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe rarely had a championship core around him in New York but jumps right into one in Oklahoma City along with Westbrook, the NBA MVP, and fellow All-Star George, who was acquired from Indiana this summer.Anthony will see his old teammates soon: The Knicks open the regular season at Oklahoma City on Oct. 19. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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While Racela reunion at TNT is a dream, Jose ready to play for any team

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next After nearly giving up on basketball, Herndon is ready to chase his dream MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Though the odds of Jose falling into the lap of the KaTropa deep into the first round are far-fetched, one couldn’t blame the soft-spoken bruiser for dreaming. After all, it’s under Racela when Jose got his biggest break.Undersized at center, the 25-year-old had thrived doing the dirty work for FEU which rewarded the Tamaraws with a championship in 2015. What followed was successful stints in the PBA D-League, abroad in Taiwan and Brunei and with the national team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut despite his sheer advantage in the draft, Jose remains nervous. “I think I did my part. I gave my best in the combine and I believe I’m ready physically and mentally.”While there’s no denying playing for TNT is on the top of Jose’s wishlist,  the 6-foot-4 bruiser shared that he doesn’t mind whatever team picks him, saying that at the end of the day, he’s just grateful to get to the pros. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP View commentscenter_img From UAAP to PBA, Austria and Racela renew coaching battle in finals PLAY LIST 03:02From UAAP to PBA, Austria and Racela renew coaching battle in finals00:51Racela keeps faith in TNT import Joshua Smith00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I’m always ready for any team that selects me. My effort won’t change. I’ll always give my best,” he said. Raymar Jose. PBA IMAGESTipped to be picked among the top five in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, Raymar Jose isn’t ruling out the possibility of reuniting with former coach Nash Racela in TNT.“If given a chance, why not? He’s my coach in college,” a smiling Jose, who even bumped into his old mentor during the Draft combine, said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

Valdez stars as Creamline takes down Pocari Sweat

first_imgEl Nido residents told to vacate beach homes “The mindset of the players was to really win and it was a team effort,” said Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro.“Alyssa really leads the team during practices and games and it’s not all Alyssa in the fourth set. Everybody did well,” Almadro added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsValdez was backed up by Pau Soriano and Rosemarie Vargas, who scored 15 and 10 points, respectively.Myla Pablo led the Lady Warriors, who slipped to 3-1, with 26 points but his last two hits went out and was blocked by Soriano. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Creamline gained solo lead in the standings but it has no room for any letup especially with its star captain Valdez likely to miss the team’s last three games due to her commitment with the national team.The national team leaves for its training camp in Japan on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline continued its torrid start after a gutsy win over defending champion Pocari Sweat, 25-15, 17-25, 25-19, 25-19, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Alyssa Valdez unleashed a game-high 30 points to power the Cool Smashers’ fourth victory in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Canadians drub Gilas in Jones Cup opener Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

PH snags 2 silvers, 2 bronzes in karatedo

first_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 200:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Rexor Tacay also settled for silver in the men’s kumite -67kg, bowing to Thailand’s Supa Ngamphuengphit in the final.Orencio delos Santos came away with a bronze in men’s kata individual while Junna Tsukii also snagged the bronze in the women’s kumite -50kg.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Gymnastics chief sees ‘2 or 3 more’ gold medals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Filipinos collected two silver and two bronze medals in karate to add to the Philippines’ medal haul Tuesday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Jayson Ramil Macaalay won silver in the men’s kumite -60kg event, where Senthil Kumaran of Malaysia bagged the gold.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

34th National Games begins with a colourful ceremony

first_imgAn agonising wait of four years and six postponements later, the 34th National Games finally got off with a colourful opening ceremony at the Birsa Munda Athletics Stadium in Ranchi on Saturday.Organisational chaos and mismanagement took some sheen off the opening ceremony but singer Sukhwinder Singh and Bollywood artists Vivek Oberoi and Ameesha Patel’s riveting performances ensured that the spectators were enthralled at the three-hour programme.A spectacular laser show towards the end of the opening ceremony brought the spectators on to their feet in the Mega Sports Complex in the outskirts of the city.The timing of the February 12-26 National Games clashing with the much-awaited Cricket World Cup in the sub-continent proved to be a dampener as the premier multi-discipline competition of the country failed to generate a keen media interest nationwide.As announced earlier, star son of Ranchi, Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not take part in the opening ceremony due to Team India commitments, though performances by Bollywood and local artists, laser shows and spectacular fireworks at the end filled in the void.Amid vociferous chants of Jai Jharkhand, the state’s chief minister Arjun Munda made a sincere appeal to forget about the torrid build-up to the National Games which was in jeopardy having missed deadlines after deadlines.”Chhodo Kal ki batein, kal ki baat purani. Naye daur mein likhenge milkar nayi kahaani Hum hindustani, hum hindustani,” Munda sang the popular song in his speech that saw loud cheers from the crowd.Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi was at his usual hyperbole, saying, “10,000 athletes and officials are taking part here. This is world’s best infrastructure.This is going to be the biggest National Games ever. I’m very happy that you have got all the good facilities.”The three-hour opening ceremony began with aerobatics ahead of the formal programme as chief guest Governor of Jharkhand M O H Farook, Kalmadi, Munda and Jharkhand Olympic Association president arrived at the near-packed venue that has a 35,000 seating capacity.With the National Anthem played in the background, floral welcome was showered on the chief guests as the Governor declared the Games open as tricolour balloons were released in the sky while white pigeons were set free.The first hour of the ceremony was all about the march-past of the athletes and speeches by the dignitaries including that of Munda, Kalmadi and Jharkhand Olympic Association President R K Anand, among others. .Jharkhand’s teen sensation and Commonwealth Games archery gold medalist Deepika Kumari started the relay run with the torch from one end of the stadium and passed it on to international pugilist Aruna Mishra.Former Indian women’s hockey captain Sumrai Tete took the torch from Mishra before finally handing it to Olympian hockey player Sylvanus Dung dung.Dung Dung, who was part of the Indian Olympic hockey team that won gold in 1980 Moscow Games, ignited the giant torch as fire crackers lit up the sky.The ‘baby archer’ Deepika, who shot into the limelight at the Commonwealth Games, took the Games oath on behalf of the athletes.There were also folk dances from Jharkhand-Maanbhum Chhau, Paika, Jhumar, Mudar, Kurukh, Karsa portraying the rich cultural heritage of the tribal-dominated eastern state of India.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more

World Cup quarter-final line-up and results

first_imgIndia will face defending champions Australia in the quarter-finals of the cricket World Cup at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad on March 24.  The quarter-finals will begin from March 23. Here’s the list of matches in the quarter-final stage of the tournament. First quarterfinalMarch 23: Pakistan vs West Indies at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, MirpurPakistan won by 10 wickets (Scorecard | Match report)Second quarterfinalMarch 24: India vs Australia at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, AhmedabadIndia won by five wickets (Scorecard | Match report) Third quarterfinalMarch 25: New Zealand vs South Africa at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, MirpurNew Zealand won by 49 runs (Scorecard | Match report) Fourth quarterfinalMarch 26: Sri Lanka vs England at R Premadasa Stadium, ColomboSri Lanka won by 10 wickets (Scorecard | Match report)last_img read more

IPL 2011: Don’t treat us as ‘untouchables’, Afridi appeals to BCCI

first_imgShahid Afridi has appealed to the BCCI that Pakistan players shouldn’t be treated as “untouchables” when it comes to including them in the Indian Premier League.”It is high time that Pakistani cricketers should also get a place in IPL. For three seasons including the current one, we haven’t been a part of the IPL. We have no problems playing in India as we have just played a World Cup semifinal there. We are deeply hurt that they are treating us like ‘untouchables’,” Afridi said from Karachi.He further added that Pakistani public feel hurt that their players are not playing in IPL.”I am not saying that I want to play IPL but it could be a great platform for youngsters. They could make a mark for themselves.”As many as 11 Pakistan players were part of inaugural season of IPL in 2008. Afridi was the costliest Pakistani player who was bagged by the Hyderabad team for $675,000.Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Mohammad Hafeez and Salman Butt (Kolkata Knight Riders), Younis Khan, Sohail Tanveer and Kamran Akmal (Rajasthan Royals), Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Asif ( Delhi Daredavils) and Misbah Ul Haq (Royal Challangers Banglore) were the other players .Pakistani players missed out on the 2009 and 2010 editions due to security concerns in the wake of Mumbai terror attacks.Afridi has said that Indian PM Manmohan Singh’s invitation to Pakistani PM for the semifinals was a positive sign and that is the way to go forward.”Our PM Yusuf Raza Gilani responded in positive on that invitation. Now IPL can be a platform to further ease the tension,” he said.advertisement”We should play more and more against each other. This will not only ease the pressure but will also reduce the unwanted media hype surrounded with Indo-Pak matches,” he said.For Afridi, Indo-Pak matches are not war as players of both teams share great rapport off the field.”On field, yes there are moments of pressure and tension whenever we play but off it, we are all friends. I share great bond with Harbhajan and respect Sachin a lot,” said Afridi.On his criticism of Gautam Gambhir’s statement about dedicating the WC win to the people who died in Mumbai terror attack, Afridi said that he did not say anything about Gambhir.”I never heard Gautam saying anything like that, so how could I react over that. It is ridiculous,” he said.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Sunny days ahead

first_imgDr Coralie Srivastava’s astrological forecast raises a toast to staying fit this summer.Here are a few tips.Aries: March 21-April 20Aries is a fire sign, which imparts enthusiasm and dynamic energy. You would do well at rigorous sporting activities like kick boxing and weight lifting. Team sports like football or cricket are also a good idea for you.Taurus: April 21 – May 20Playing tennis, badminton or squash would be a good idea to keep your body and mind fit. A practical person like you would otherwise consider exercising a waste of time, if it does not mentally stimulate you.Gemini: May 21-June 21A Gemini loves entertainment and partying with a group of friends. Workouts which can give them an opportunity to meet new people would be ideal for you. Activities like Bollywood dancing and gymnastics would fit the bill.Cancer: June 22-July 23Cancerians are always more comfortable at home. A relaxed environment while exercising would keep you fit as well as happy. You can set up a mini gym in your basement or a spare room. Running on a treadmill is a good option.Leo: July 24-August 23Leos cannot do with boredom, and tend to get lazy at times. So, exercising in the gym under the supervision of a trainer would be beneficial for you. You can also try swimming or Bollywood dancing. A dynamic workout would keep you upbeat all day long.Virgo: August 24-September 23Virgos are perfectionists and like to push themselves harder to attain the unattainable. Rigorous running in a cross country marathon or skiing is perfect for you.Libra: September 24-October 22Refined taste and a strong aesthetic sense come naturally to you. A love for luxury and all things beautiful encourage activities like golfing in a plush golf club or exercising in a well equipped gym. A workout is more appealing when you can socialise at the same time.Scorpio: October 23-November 22Scorpio represents one of the strongest signs of the zodiac. This deep well of strength needs to be channelised in right direction. Kick boxing, karate and power yoga are good options for this powerful and intense sun sign.Sagittarius: November 23-December 22You love adventure and outdoor sports. Activities such as sky diving, bunjee jumping, mountaineering and rock climbing would give you a much needed adrenaline rush. But extreme sports involves risk. Take safety precautions to avoid danger.Capricorn: December 23-January 20A Capricornian is driven by ambition. Their structured minds would do well at golf where they would be able to exercise while expanding their networking circle.Aquarius: January 21-February 19Physical exertion is not your cup of tea. A dedicated soul like you would be more interested in alternative therapies. For instance, enrolling yourself in a Tai Chi, Chi Yung or Sudarshan Kriya class would be your key to fitness and relaxation.Pisces: February 20-March 20You are gentle, sensitive and like to live in your imaginative world. Make an effort to keep yourself calm. Healing activities like Surya Namaskar and light workouts such as cycling would release the tension and give you a fresh perspective on things.advertisementlast_img read more

Industrialist Anand Mahindra tweets on cricket

first_imgIndustralist Anand Mahindra: “Silver lining? This series will help reverse the waning interest in cricket in England. That prevents the game becoming a south Asian sport.”?,Industralist Anand Mahindra: “Silver lining? This series will help reverse the waning interest in cricket in England. That prevents the game becoming a south Asian sport.”?last_img