Coach Luke Walton: It ‘would be silly’ to tinker with Lonzo Ball’s shooting style

first_imgLATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award So far in his first four games as a pro , Ball has certainly  had his share of ups and downs shooting the rock. The 19-year-old playmaker is currently averaging 29.4 percent from three-point range and 34.8 percent overall.But as far as Lakers head coach Luke Walton is concerned, he won’t require his new starting point guard to alter his shooting style anytime soon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“For us to try to mess with it would be silly, because the ball goes in the net,” he told Laker analyst for Spectrum SportsNet, Mike Bresnahan.Lonzo’s unique shooting style won’t be changed.“For us to try to mess with it would be silly,” Luke said, b/c “the ball goes in the net.”— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 24, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lakers currently hold a 2-2 win/loss record, with the second overall pick averaging 11.5 points, 9 boards and 9 assists per contest.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:John Wall on Lonzo Ball: ‘His dad does all the talking for him’NBA: Coach Luke Walton admits players ‘come after’ Lonzo Ball due to hypeADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Moment of truth Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gestures to teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix.  (AP Photo/Matt York)Aside from his phenomenal court vision, the thing that stands out the most with Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is his awkward-looking shooting form.Although he was a consistent three-point threat in his lone year at UCLA—knocking down a respectable  41.2 percent clip from beyond the arc—most pundits doubt if he can translate the success in the big leagues if he won’t tinker his shot.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

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VIDEO: Paul Pogba scores a stunning free kick for Juventus

first_imgWatch this stunning free kick by Paul Pogba to give Juventus the lead over Torino in the Turin derby.The former Manchester United midfielder has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League with the soon to be Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City.Will we be seeing goals like this from the Frenchman in the Premier League next season? Paul Pogba has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League 1last_img

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United target triple signing, Leeds to sign £11m striker, Ben Arfa to West Ham?

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 4 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST moving on Liverpool have NO INTEREST in signing Croatia and Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida despite reports they had agreed a deal to sign the 29-year-old. (Liverpool Echo)Chelsea have put a £62million price tag on Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, with Italian giants AC Milan linked with an interest. (Sky Sports)Chelsea chiefs have travelled to Turin to sign Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, but are said to be reluctant to the the club’s £40million valuation of the 23-year-old. (The Times)Everton are set to sign Barcelona defender Yerry Mina, with the champions of Spain react to accept the Toffees’ £27million bid for the Colombia international. (Goal)Everton flop Davy Klaassen is also in talks with Werder Bremen over a £13m move to Germany – FULL STORYWest Ham are considering a move for former Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa, 31, on a free transfer. (Foot365) IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets REVEALED Ben Arfa is a free agent after his contract at PSG expired at the end of last season talkSPORT.com round up all the biggest transfer rumours and the latest gossip from Friday’s newspapers and online… LIVING THE DREAM targets Could Martial move to Spurs as part of the deal? Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is said to be considering four managerial opportunities, after Championship side Aston Villa decided to keep Steve Bruce as boss. (Daily Mirror)Stoke City say they have has been no approach for £30m-rated England goalkeeper Jack Butland. The 25-year-old wants a move to a Premier League club. (The Sun)Leeds United set to sign Derby County striker Matej Vydra in an £11million deal, despite reports the move had stalled – FULL STORYDerby will then use the funds raised by the 26-year-old’s move to sign Ipswich striker Martyn Waghorn. (The Sun)Rangers will look to sign Manchester City’s English midfielder Kean Bryan, 21, if English attacking midfielder Josh Windass, 24, leaves Ibrox. (Daily Mail) Manchester United have been told they must pay £75million if they want to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire – FULL STORYUnited are still hoping to sign winger Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, and will only sell Anthony Martial if the Croatia international moves to Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld also remains a priority signing for the Red Devils, but Spurs are said to want £55million or Martial included in negotiations for the Belgian international’s transfer. (The Independent)Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is hopeful of completing a £20million deal for Aston Villa’s English midfielder Jack Grealish before the transfer window shuts. (Daily Mirror)The signing of 38-year-old former England goalkeeper Robert Green has reportedly baffled new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s backroom staff – as the player was not on a list of transfer targets provided by the club’s scouting department. (The Times) Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 4 Alderweireld is wanted by Premier League rivals Manchester United… Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 4 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 4 Transfer gossip Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest talkSPORT.com headlines, EXCLUSIVES and transfer stories…David Seaman thinks Jack Butland would fit in well as the Chelsea No.1.The former England and Arsenal No.1 also said Petr Cech should start the season as the Gunners first choiceMike Parry believes football will be ‘more attractive’ if the goals were made biggerLuis Boa Morte believes investment and a clear playing philosophy is the reason behind Fulham’s success in the transfer marketAdam Rooney has revealed the abuse he received for swapping Aberdeen for Salford City in the fifth-tier of English footballChelsea are going to follow up the signing of Rob Green by offering £5m for Pepe Reinalast_img read more

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Reiss Nelson’s free-kick for England U21’s had these Arsenal fans purring

first_img tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Nelson’s team-mates congratulate him for his stunning free-kick Nelson is on loan at Hoffenheim until the end of the season Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Reiss Nelson is getting better and better.The Arsenal player has taken his game to the next level since he completed his loan move to Hoffenheim in the summer. Reiss Nelson is the real deal.— GG3 (@AFCBeef) October 16, 2018 LATEST 2 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 That free kick from Reiss Nelson ☺️ #afc— J Nicholas (@EmbyMby) October 16, 2018 We really do have a gem on our hands in the form of Reiss Nelson. Still only 18 years old, but playing/scoring regularly for one of the better teams in Germany, getting guidance from a top coach in the process. Excelling for the England U21’s now also. Can’t wait to see him back.— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 16, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos center_img Reiss Nelson scores on his debut on loan at HoffenheimHe has featured in the Champions League for the German outfit and he’s playing even better for England’s Under-21 squad.Nelson made a great impression during England’s thrashing of Andorra on Friday but his exploits against Scotland on Tuesday have topped that.The 18-year-old scored a sensational free-kick to break the deadlock against Scotland in their final qualifying match for next summer’s U21 European Championships.And these Arsenal fans took to Twitter to express just how excited they were to see Nelson in Gunners colours once his loan spell comes to an end. One Gooner even suggested Nelson was ready for a call-up to England’s senior squad. Reiss Nelson scores again for England U21s, this time with a superb free-kick against Scotland. If Sancho can get into the senior squad then surely he can too at some point.— Jeorge Bird (@jeorgebird) October 16, 2018 Most Popular Football News gameday cracker Reiss Nelson has to be in our squad next season. Jog Welbeck or someone— Davski Cross (@davskicross) October 16, 2018 scrap Reiss Nelson is our next big player. If we manage to keep hold..— Mark Borges (@GoonerBorges) October 16, 2018 I pray for a day Reiss Nelson, Eddie NKETIAH, Smith-Rowe, Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding and Alex Iwobi all start a senior Arsenal game together.With Hector Bellerin as captain..— CanonCrested (@canoncrested) October 16, 2018 SORRY reiss nelson will be back by january and banging in goals for us, just needs confidence. reckon he’d be sick on LW RW for us— 🔴 𝕄𝕒𝕩 ⚪️ (@ChiefGooner) October 16, 2018 Below you can see more Nelson tweets. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ BEST OF latest revealed last_img read more

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Referral bonus for LAPD hires up to $1,000

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Los Angeles has paid bonuses since 2000 to city workers, mostly police officers, who recruit successful LAPD candidates. In the ensuing years, 146 of 1,156 referrals have been successful. That 8-to-1 ratio beats the 12-to-1 figure for walk-in applicants, according to a city report. “They have a better chance of getting through the system,” said Cmdr. Kenneth Garner, head of personnel for the LAPD. The department has long been short on manpower given the size of the city, but historically it has been a matter of money. Now the department has the money to hire more officers, but such factors as low unemployment and competition from other agencies have left it short of qualified recruits. The LAPD and the Personnel Department have tackled the problem with a multimillion-dollar recruiting campaign that includes theme events, community outreach and advertising in ethnic and electronic media. A City Council panel agreed on Monday to double the cash bonus to $1,000 for city employees who recruit new cops as the LAPD struggles to find qualified officers. The action by the Public Safety Committee, which requires the approval of the full council, shows how policymakers are becoming increasingly concerned by the Los Angeles Police Department’s recruiting woes. The panel had earlier declined to act on the Personnel Department’s request to boost the bonuses, citing a lack of statistical evidence that the incentives worked. However, members were swayed by a dire prognosis from a personnel official who said that, if current trends continue, the LAPD could end up adding significantly fewer officers this year than planned. “If this is an extra tool, and it results in a handful of officers, it’s a good thing,” said Councilman Jack Weiss, who chairs the committee. The Public Safety panelists encouraged officials to continue such efforts while raising concerns about the standards for new recruits. The department has been moving away from across-the-board rejection of recruits with past credit problems or drug use and toward “looking at people as individuals,” Garner said. Without offering specifics, Garner said the use of certain drugs would still automatically disqualify applicants. Councilman Bernard Parks said the full City Council should review any loosening of restriction on hard drugs. Parks, a former LAPD chief, said similar efforts in the past might have started with good intentions but ended up eroding standards over time. At one point, he said, the department considered it “experimenting” if a recruit had smoked marijuana 125 times. “I don’t know anything you can do 125 times as an experiment,” he said. Phyllis Lynes of the Personnel Department responded that, with such technological advances as polygraphing and a new approach to screening, the LAPD’s standards have never been higher. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DDTV: WATCH IAIN MILLER EXPLORE THE STUNNING STAG ROCKS OFF BEAUTIFUL OWEY ISLAND

first_imgDDTV: Adrenaline junkie Iain Miller has brought us another superb video this time from the beautiful, rugged island of OWEY.In the video Miller scales the STAG ROCKS which are located just off OWEY ISLAND. Miller has created some stunning videos exploring all the beauty Donegal has to offer and his latest instalment is another cracker. Miller’s work have done wonders for the Donegal tourism industry with his videos showcasing all the beauty and adventure our beautiful county has to offer.Simply click on the video above to watch and enjoy.DDTV: WATCH IAIN MILLER EXPLORE THE STUNNING STAG ROCKS OFF BEAUTIFUL OWEY ISLAND was last modified: June 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVFeaturesIain MillernewsOwey Islandlast_img read more

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Chris Berman on Jon Gruden, how the 49ers adopted the ‘Swami’ and his upcoming Bay Area honor

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Though he was born in Connecticut, broadcaster Chris Berman somehow had a Bay Area native for an inner child. Berman gravitated to the Giants as a kid, choosing Willie Mays as his favorite player in 1963 after his father instructed him to keep his eyes on the do-everything centerfielder.In 1981, before either Joe Montana or ESPN were household names, the 26-year-old anchor with a window-rattling voice hosted the 2:30 a.m. ET SportsCenter. That was the year Berman donned a …last_img

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Geological Truisms Questioned

first_imgNothing is a constant in scientific theories.  Popular ideas often wind up historical anecdotes.  What will happen to these two popular concepts?Snowball Earth Melts:  The idea that prior to the emergence of complex life the Earth was frozen over has been given the colorful title, “Snowball Earth.”  Scientists at Imperial College, London, are questioning whether this ever happened, according to EurekAlert.  They claim to have found evidence of repeated hot and cold cycles that would not have allowed Earth to undergo a prolonged period of freezing.  They also questioned it on thermodynamic grounds: “In fact, once fully frozen, it is difficult to create the right conditions to cause a thaw, since much of the incoming solar radiation would be reflected back by the snow and ice.” Antarctic rivers drain Antarctic lakes:  Many scientists had speculated that lakes under Antarctic ice might hold pristine clues to the early Earth, and exotic forms of life.  Now they may have to take into account a paper in Science1 that found evidence these lakes are connected and drain from one to another as the ice cover shifts.  Images from space show that these lakes act like lubricants and rapidly shift the highly-pressurized subglacial ice around.  They cited instances: “Large outbursts of subglacial water have been observed in coastal regions,” and “Antarctic subglacial water can move in large volumes between lakes, on short time scales and over long distances.”    In conclusion, they remark that the water movements they detected are “large, extensive, and temporally variable.”  Big changes were seen within just 2-3 years.  “These observations provide clues to understanding the stability of ice streams through their sensitivity to basal lubrication,” they said.  “The time scale for subglacial water transport (months to years) is short compared with that of other known drivers of glacial flow variability, suggesting a mechanism for more rapid changes in ice stream behavior than have previously been assumed.”It may be a hard sell, therefore, to claim that anything under the Antarctic remained stable for millions of years – or that we can know with any certainty what the Earth looked like before there were observers.1Fricker, Scambos, Bindschadler and Padman, “An Active Subglacial Water System in West Antarctica Mapped from Space,” Science, 16 March 2007: Vol. 315. no. 5818, pp. 1544-1548, DOI: 10.1126/science.1136897.Didn’t they ever hear of global warming?  Indeed, the science wars are heating up all over the world.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Mdzananda goes the extra mile for pet care

first_imgAn animal clinic running from six recycled shipping containers treats dogs and cats from a community of over 1.5 million people without help from the City of Cape Town. (Image: Mdzananda Animal Clinic)The township is overrun with stray dogs and cats, while family pets also lack the necessary health care but Mdzananda Animal Clinic aims to change all that: it has re-launched its mobile outreach clinic services to impoverished communities in Cape Town.Mdzananda Animal Clinic is the only veterinary council registered animal clinic in Khayelitsha, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town. Mdzananda – meaning distemper in the local isiXhosa language – was established in 1996 to treat animals that did not have access to veterinary care in the fast-growing community.THE ANIMALS ARE LOVEDDr Blessing Chiriseri, a veterinarian at the clinic, recalls his arrival at Mdzananda: “Just over a year ago I finished vet school and moved to Cape Town to become part of the great Mdzananda Animal Clinic team. Shortly after arrival I found myself overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of roaming pets in the township. My initial reaction was probably what most people would have – that ‘No-one really cares for these poor animals.’”It took a year for Chiriseri to realise the amount of work that goes into running Mdzananda and the love the people have for their animals, even though they cannot afford proper health care for them. “One year on, my perspective has taken a complete 180° turn. Twelve months and thousands of animals later has helped me made understand how much dedication there is from the Mdzananda team.“However, the greatest depiction of care and love has been the countless numbers of people, young and old, pushing their pets in shopping carts from far and wide in search of help. I have completely immersed myself in this beautiful interaction,” Chiriseri says.MEASURING IMPACTThe clinic took time a few months ago to take a closer look at its outreach programme, which was meant to serve communities that were further away from the established Mdzananda structures.“This step back afforded us the opportunity to assess the impact we had had over the years and a lot seemed out dated and inadequate,” Chiriseri explains. “Shifts in lifestyle and the economics of the communities meant a lot required to be tailored to better suit the different areas and particular household structures, and particularly the times when people are at home and available to bring their pets to mobiles.”The clinic found that the most important element – education – was missing. “The major aspect that required and still requires immediate and meticulous attention is education. The interaction with clients has revealed how little animal health care information these owners are equipped with. However the community seems very keen to learn [a priceless tool].”With this in mind, the new mobile outreach programme will include specific days set aside for educating people, with satellite clinic days as well.“Our satellite clinics are simply an extension of our consultation rooms, which means we are now able to properly treat some animals at these sites and to identify and admit patients needing hospital care back at Mdzananda HQ… The methods we are going to use are entirely tailored to each area we will visit. The socio-economic situation of each household visited will be appraised and then given the utmost consideration. It is always important to realise that the quality of life of the animal will only be determined by that of its owner.”Chiriseri believes these are exciting times for the clinic, and the team will have the best possible outcomes with the mobile clinic and impact powerfully on the community and the lives of their pets.“In conclusion I must say, the first day of our re-launch was a great success. The team really showed a different but positive kind of enthusiasm and we intend to keep it that way for decades to come. We are striving to make education Mdzananda’s long lasting legacy,” he adds.Anyone can help the mobile clinic by sponsoring a pet per month. Each pet receives a vaccination and de-wormer at the cost of R70 to the clinic. Each unsterilised pet is also sterilised at a cost of R200. If you are able to sponsor one pet a month for either of these treatments the team at Mdzananda Animal Clinic will be extremely grateful. Send an email to marcelle@mdzananda.co.za if you are interested in becoming a monthly donor.last_img read more

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2015 Hog Breed Champion Sale

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Champion Tamworth exhibited by Victoria Devore of West Salem sold to Lois Matteson, Matteson Funeral Home, Kevin Keener Family, Buckeye Barrow Boosters, and Andrews Auctioneer for $3,100. The Champion Spot exhibited by Saylor Moore of Washington Courthouse sold to the Buckeye Barrow Boosters, Kirkpatrick Family Showpigs, Paul and Linda Grim, Morgan Pentzer, Wendell Moore, Garrett Labor Service, Heather Gordon, Ohio Spot Association, Thompson Show Feed, Nationwide, and Huffman’s Market for $3,000. The Champion Poland China exhibited by Aaron Rolfe of Sabina sold to the Buckeye Barrow Boosters, Jake and Rick Ellis, Thompson Show Feed, Nationwide, Huffman’s Market, and United Producers, Inc. for $2,050. The Champion Light Cross exhibited by Connor Rayburn of Orient sold to the Buckeye Barrow Boosters, Nutech Seeds, and Agri-Business Finance for $6,000. The Champion Landrace exhibited by Adam McCoy of Jeffersonville sold to the Buckeye Barrow Boosters, L.B. Keller Excavating, Kirkpatrick Family Showpigs, Jack McCoy Farm, Jake and Rick Ellis, Beckman Trucking, Diversified Crop Insurance, Mayer Farm Equipment, Huffman’s Market, Huntington Ag Finance, and United Producers, Inc. for $2,050. The Champion Hereford exhibited by Tyla Voight of Tipp City sold to Stewart Seed, MJ Baker Farms, Lena Ag, R.D. Holder Oil, Northside Machine, R&B Jergens, Dale’s Goodyear, Thompson Show Feed, the Buckeye Barrow Boosters, and the Jim Yeazel Family for $2,450. The Champion Hampshire exhibited by Kaitlin Butterfield of Oxford sold to Beck’s Hybrids, Real McCoy Genetics, Harvestland Co-op, Darner Show Pigs, and AG Boogher & Sons Inc. for $3,300. The Champion Duroc exhibited by Kole Vollrarth of South Charleston sold to the Buckeye Barrow Boosters, Thompson Show Feed, Lincolnway Animal Hospital, and Todd Price for $3,100. The Champion Chester White exhibited by Sarah Hunker of Bellevue sold to Buckeye Barrow Boosters, Johnny Regula, auctioneer, Nationwide, Huffman’s Market, Huntington Ag Finance, United Producers, Inc., and A.J. Genter for $2,250. The Champion Berkshire exhibited by Paige Pence of New Carlisle sold to the Buckeye Barrow Boosters, Maple Corner Farm, Lynn Alan Farm, Kent and Nancy Pence, Thompson Show Feed, and United Producers, Inc. for $3,700.last_img read more

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