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first_imgMan U’s Shaw to fly home MANCHESTER, England (AP): Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said yesterday that defender Luke Shaw is in surprisingly good spirits after having his leg broken against PSV Eindhoven and could fly back to England this weekend. Shaw sustained a double fracture in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat in the Champions League and has stayed in the Netherlands after having surgery on the night of the game. Van Gaal said he had called the 20-year-old left back Thursday night. “He sounds very strong, which was amazing for me – a big surprise,” the Dutchman told reporters. “It is a good signal, but he knows he has long way to go, and it is not easy… He will have a long period of rehabilitation, and he has a long way to go.” “His family is there. We have sent people with him, and he will come back when he is prepared,” Van Gaal said. “Maybe tomorrow.” UEFA donates US$2.3m for kids in migrant crisis ST JULIAN’S, Malta (AP): European football’s governing body is donating US$2.3 million to help children affected by the migrant crisis. UEFA agreed at a meeting in Malta to give the cash to its Foundation for Children, which was established in March. UEFA President Michel Platini says in a statement that he hopes the donation will be a “valuable contribution to initiatives aimed at helping the living conditions of child migrants in Europe and beyond”. European teams have already agreed to give US$1.10 for every ticket sold in this month’s Champions League and Europa League matches. Afridi: Stop pushing for India series ISLAMABAD (AP): Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi said yesterday he wants his country’s cricket board to stop advocating for a Test series against India and concentrate more on persuading other teams to tour Pakistan. Both countries’ cricket boards have signed an agreement to play at least six times from 2015-2023, but the India board needs its government’s approval to revive cricketing ties with Pakistan. “I don’t know why we are pushing for series against India again and again,” Afridi told reporters in Lahore during Pakistan’s short training camp ahead of next week’s limited-overs tour to Zimbabwe. “I don’t see any reason to play (against India) if they don’t want to play.” The last time both teams played a test series was in 2007 when Pakistan toured India. Pakistan last hosted India for a Test series in 2006.last_img read more



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Unethical run-out

first_imgFoster’s Fairplay finds some of the responses coming after the match-deciding run-out incident in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup to be quite sickening.This columnist was grown up with values that show a clear distinction between what can be accepted or not in the social space. With necessary adjustments to address the passage of time, they should be cast in stone as standards of behaviour to be patented and patterned by all, unless the plan is to succumb to the societal savagery that has crept, unmolested, into what is taken as the norms of today.How many of the present champions of uncultured, unpolished, and uncouth acts understand what it means to say ‘it is not cricket’?It was a game that would decide which of two teams would advance to the quarter-final. The contestants were Zimbabwe and the West Indies. West Indies fast bowler Keemo Paul, bowling the last ball, with three runs for the Zimbabweans to win, removed the bails with the non-striker’s bat on the line.The appeal went up the umpires conferred and asked if the fielding captain wished to sustain the appeal. He was told yes, the innings ending with West Indies victors by two runs.The question must be asked: If it were a matter solely of the Laws of the Game, why was there a consultation before the upraised finger?accurate statisticsThe aftermath sees an avalanche of commentary. Without the benefit of accurate statistics, the feeling is that there are more supporters than those who are talking against what this columnist sees as seizing a win with no regard for what is ethical or not.Reluctantly, this columnist is forced to question personal belief as to which of the many sports persons heard on the matter can sustain their moral credibility.For a few, even their knowledge and understanding of cricket are cast under a shadow.The country is going through a period of falling standards in almost every phase of its existence. Opinions in the sporting context have not escaped the slide.To emphasise, there was the pain in hearing a popular and highly regarded sports journalist invited by a female host on a programme on the station where he plies his trade. The host had confessed a lack of appreciation of the finer points of cricket and was seeking guidance, while expressing her own rejection of the run-out act in terms quite base.She must have been shocked to hear someone she saw as a mentor say, “moral codes do not apply here”, words to the effect that suggested that one should ‘do anything to get ahead’, as well as his unashamed redefining of the basic and universally accepted tenets of sportsmanship.He even went on to recount the incident in a 50-over game where an Australian bowler went “underarm” – call it “underhand” if you will – to deny a New Zealand batsman a six hit, which would have given his team victory.There was worldwide disdain for that act. Plus, from this corner, came utter astonishment and further loss of respect when the argument proceeded to naming the errant bowler ‘one of the greatest of all time’.important winIf all this rejection of ‘the decent thing’ is to be accepted to go for that all-important win, let us be clear that there are other ideals that also have to be jettisoned.Saying that, let us appeal for ‘handled ball’ when a batsman plays a ball at his feet and in good faith picks it up and tosses it back to the bowler. Let the batsmen go for an extra run when a throw-in hits one of them and ricochets out of the reach of the immediate fieldsman.It is hard to believe that this is the same sport where, in a bygone era, a fieldsman on the boundary, far away from the seeing eye, was asked to verify if a catch was taken cleanly or the ball had crossed the line and his call accepted.If the annoying and irrelevant reminders of ‘it is in the rules’ are countenanced, given the circumstances, then there can only be one sad conclusion: The game is indeed ‘gone to the dogs’.For feedback: Email lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more



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FIFA ethics committee bans Valcke for 12 years

first_imgGENEVA (AP):Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s long-time right-hand man, was banned from all football-related activity for 12 years yesterday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general.Valcke was found guilty by FIFA’s ethics committee of wide-ranging offenses, including taking private jets for personal use, destroying evidence and trying to force through an undervalued sale of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup television rights for the Caribbean.”Mr Valcke acted against FIFA’s best interests and caused considerable financial damage to FIFA, while his private and personal interests detracted him from his ability to properly perform his duties,” the ethics committee said in a statement.Valcke’s ban is four years longer than the eight-year sanctions handed down to FIFA President Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini in December for a financial conflict of interest.The ethics judges said Valcke violated seven sections of FIFA’s code of ethics, compared to four each by Blatter and Platini, and also fined him 100,000 Swiss francs (US$12.4 million).The ban is likely not the end of Valcke’s legal troubles. He is expected to be asked to give evidence to American and Swiss federal prosecutors investigating widespread corruption in international football.His football ban comes one month after the 55-year-old Frenchman was fired by FIFA for a second time in a colourful career. The former television presenter and marketing executive had been suspended last September. The firing was based on an internal report about his conduct, including use of expenses and private jets.FIFA commissioned that report last year before a 2014 World Cup ticket agent alleged that Valcke sought to profit from a black market deal which later fell through. That allegation, made by ticket agent Benny Alon, prompted Valcke’s suspension and the ethics case to be opened.Valcke has consistently denied wrongdoing, and can appeal to FIFA and later to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”With today’s decision, the FIFA ethics committee has shown that it is not a credible, independent or objective decision-making body,” Valcke’s US-based lawyer Barry Berke said in a statement, criticising an “unjust and politically motivated decision”.”Mr Valcke is confident that when all the facts come out, it will be clear that he did absolutely nothing wrong in carrying out his duties for the good of FIFA and the sport,” Berke said.last_img read more



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The Wright View: Super sporting spectacle

first_imgLast weekend provided a smorgasbord of sports that was just enough to make it the fantastic one the romantics promised. As I settled in front of the television, the English Premier League (EPL) set the tone on Saturday morning, with six games before noon and one game after. The 1-2 loss by Manchester United to Sunderland ensured that their manager/coach Louis van Gaal will definitely be looking for new employment later on this year. The afternoon game had a resurgent Chelsea Football Club, under the leadership of ‘super sub’ manager/coach Gus Hiddink, demolishing hapless Newcastle, whose players must now be looking at the possibility of life in the second tier of English football. Then, Saturday night served up two fantastic cricket matches, both one-day internationals (ODI). First, was the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup, with the West Indians facing India, who were unbeaten in this tournament and had not lost an ODI since a defeat to England in the quarter-finals of the 2014 tournament. The ‘outsiders’ were the youngsters from the West Indies, who lost their three warm-up games against hosts Bangladesh, and who were beaten by England in the first game of the tournament. Later on that night, England and South Africa met in the final game of a five-match series, with both sides winning two games each, as South Africa rebounded from losses in the first two games. Then we came to ‘Super Sunday’ in the EPL, with third place Arsenal against leaders Leicester, and second place Tottenham against fourth place Manchester City. The supporters of Arsenal and Tottenham certainly felt the love permeating Valentine Sunday, as victories for both these clubs left them joint second in the League, with Tottenham ahead on goal difference. However, losing sleep to watch both cricket matches on Saturday night (which takes some doing) was well worth it, as the games were of an exceptionally high standard. In the England-South Africa game, the South Africans prevailed due in no small way to the batting of captain AB de Villiers and previous captain Hashim Amla. England lost the series mainly because after going two up, they formed the impression that South Africa were soft and changed their previously successful game plan to one of non-stop aggression. This was brilliantly exploited by the South Africans. The moral there – never count your chickens before they are hatched. In the Under-19 World Cup finals, the underdogs, the West Indies, triumphed because of (a) talent, (b) character and (c) a determination to relax and enjoy the game. After winning the toss and sending in the favourites to bat, the fast bowling duo of Alzarri Joseph and Chemar Holder ensured that India were always going to play catch up. They never batted out the allotted 50 overs and were dismissed for a paltry 145. The first wicket claimed by the West Indies appeared to be a ‘Mankad’, as I do not recall the wicketkeeper for the West Indies, Tevin Imlach, warning the Indian batsman, Rishabh Pant, that he had wandered out of his crease before removing the bails. The decision is recorded as a stumping as Pant was not attempting a run, but had in fact left his crease. According to the rules of the game he was OUT. Yet, not one murmur from those who condemned Keemo Paul for a similar dismissal in the match against Zimbabwe. I suppose that since it was the first wicket and India were supposed to win, that ‘Mankad’ was OK! Hmmm. Then in the run chase we saw a lesson in batting concentration from the young West Indian Keacy Carty, whose 152-ball 52 was instrumental in the victory, belying the fact that for the entire tournament, Carty had faced 132 balls and scored 60 runs. This victory validates my suggestion that the West Indies (senior team) withdraw from Tests and ODIs until this group of young men have two more years of experience playing international cricket. Then, and only then, should the West Indies return to international Test cricket and ODIs, thus ensuring that we have a legitimate chance of returning to a place in the top echelons of world cricket, instead of the present scenario where we are represented by people who don’t appear to care one iota for the West Indian fan! Well done young WI!last_img read more



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Hubert Lawrence | Time for a new track at Kirkvine

first_imgAt this time last year, we were all congratulating Calabar High School on the inauguration of the first synthetic track to be laid at a school in the region. On the day when the first McKenley/Wint Classic put competition on the new complex, athletes put spikes on the re-laid surface at the GC Foster College for Physical Education as they ran, jumped and threw at the Central Hurdles and Relays. It was a historic day. Now, a year later, with Kingston College far advanced with the laying of a synthetic track at its Melbourne campus, it’s time to think ahead. The Corporate Area is now well served with synthetic tracks with such facilities at the National Stadium, Stadium East, the University of the West Indies and Calabar. Add Kingston College and the logic becomes clear. The next new track should be outside of Kingston. The best bet is probably the Kirkvine Sports Club, just outside Mandeville. Located in the middle of a track and field hotbed, the Kirkvine field can probably hold a full eight lane 400 metre track. That could be the centre piece of a sports complex with amenities like a gym, a football field and stands adjoining the existing buildings. Mandeville is an easy location to reach. That makes Kirkvine ideal in so many ways. Manchester High School, DeCarteret College, Knox College and Community College, and Holmwood Technical, institutions whose graduates matriculate to the national senior team, are close by and would benefit from using the facility for specialised practise without having to make the journey to Spanish Town or Kingston. Clarendon, St Elizabeth, St Ann and Trelawny are all just around the corner. As proposed a year ago, such a facility would allow meets like the Carifta Trials to move across the country. It doesn’t take much to envisage the Trials in Montego Bay at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex and at Kirkvine as well as in Kingston. That would share the burden of travel costs more evenly between schools in the Corporate Area and those situated elsewhere. The MVP and the University of Technology go each year to the Western Relays, set in 2017 for February 11. Their presence boosts the popularity of the sport outside of Jamaica and inspires young ones who might normally see top stars on TV. It is awe inspiring to see little ones meet stars like Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson and Asafa Powell in person on the warm-up field at Catherine Hall. Those little faces light up with the realisation that their heroes are real people and really nice people too. The flip side is that these exchanges tell the stars that they run for more than just themselves. Among top Corporate Area high schools, Kingston College is the only one that goes to the Western Relays on a regular basis. Travel budget restrictions and the presence of the well-run Camperdown Classic make a long trip to the Western Relays unwarranted for most other schools in Kingston and St Catherine. The movement of meets like the Carifta Trials from Kingston to Kirkvine to Catherine Hall and back would help to share the burden evenly.  Calabar doesn’t do meets that are contested on grass tracks. A synthetic track at Kirkvine might just tempt Calabar out of town for the long running Kirkvine development meet in January. That would be a bonus for the fans.  It was brilliant to see the opening of the new track at Calabar last year and there is much anticipation for the facility currently under construction at Kingston College. Logic suggests that Kirkvine should be next. Hopefully, a synthetic track for that mid-island location isn’t too far off. HUBERT LAWRENCE has made notes at track side since 1980.last_img read more



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Anderson aims to reclaim record

first_imgBritany Anderson, a combination of speed and smooth technique, says she is ready to unleash both and win the Girls’ Class One 100m hurdles gold at this year’s staging of the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships underway at the National Stadium. On Tuesday’s opening day, Anderson, the Vere Technical hurdler, accounted for the first record at the championships, running a very smooth 13.37 seconds in the preliminary round of Heat 1, to better the previous mark of 13.38 seconds set by Camperdown’s Peta-Gaye Williams. The mark was short lived, however, as Shanette Allison of Holmwood Technical, blazed a new trail, clocking a fast 13.30 seconds in Heat 2. In what is expected to be testy semi-finals this Friday, at 9:15 a.m. Anderson says she wants to turn up the speed to further underline her gold-medal credentials. “In the semi-final, I want to run a faster time and take on the field, and I know I will medal once I get the start I want. I am just going to run hard for the gold, once I don’t hit any of the hurdles,” she told The Gleaner. She is hoping for three gold medals in the 100m hurdles, 200m and 4x100m, noting that she is looking to help power her school to “finish third or fourth”, in Girls’ competition. Vere’s Anderson sped to the line first in 13.37 seconds, followed by Katherine Barnes of St Elizabeth Technical 13.78 and Taffara Rose of Hydel, third in 13.82 seconds. “Today’s performance was good, although I didn’t get the start I wanted to get, but I ran pretty hard,” she said. According to the Raymond ‘KC’ Graham-coached Hurdles athlete, she did not run to break the record, just to make it to the semi-finals, noting that she has a lot left in the tank. “I have a lot left in the tank, and I am looking to turn it up for the finals, once I make it,” she said. Anderson is mindful of her rivals for gold in; defending champion Daszay Freeman of Manchester High, who easily qualified for the semi-final round in a comfortable 13.65 seconds. Anderson is no stranger to breaking records as last year, she sped to 11.10 seconds to win semi-final one of the Girls’ Class 3 80m hurdles, lowering the old mark of 11.13 seconds set by Rushelle Burton of Camperdown High in 2013. GOOD PERFORMANCElast_img read more



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All set for all-island netball leagues

first_img COUNTY COMPETITIONS Supreme Ventures Limited has joined forces with Netball Jamaica (NJ) to stage the first all-island Major and Minor netball leagues. Top officials from both organisations highlighted benefits to be derived from the massive expansion of the competitions from Corporate Area and St Catherine to the rest of the island. “This year, Netball Jamaica embarked on a drive to triple the value of all sponsorship dollars, in terms of return on investments,” noted Dr Paula Daley-Morris, NJ’s president, during the sponsorship announcement at the Jamaica Olympic Association’s office in Kingston yesterday. “The benefits will not only be realised in two or three parishes, but in all 14,” Dr Daley-Morris said. “Beginning April 29, 2017, Supreme Ventures’ Major and Minor Leagues will be operated as an all-island product. Games will be played on two levels, the county and national.” The leagues will be played between the top teams from each parish in three separate competitions on a county basis; Cornwall, Middlesex and Surrey. Action will take place on a round-robin basis and the winners and runners-up from each league will advance to the National Championship. Supreme Ventures has been sponsoring the leagues for the past 15 years. The betting and gaming company has been channelling a lot of its efforts and resources into its recent acquisition venture into horse racing and Simone Clarke-Cooper, vice-president, corporate communications, cited some reasons for their continued support. “Supreme Ventures’ sponsorship of Netball Jamaica’s Major and Minor leagues spans 16 years, which makes this year a definite ‘Sweet 16’,” a smiling Clarke-Cooper said. “We are so very happy and so very proud to be renewing our commitment to the Supreme Ventures Major and Minor netball leagues.” The SVL vice-president explained that transitioning the ownership process at Caymanas Park has taken up a lot of their resources. “Nevertheless, when we met with the executive of Netball Jamaica and saw how critical our involvement would be to the very survival of the staging of both leagues, we made the decision to stay on board,” she explained. “Our sponsorship this year is $3 million, which will go towards the execution of both leagues, including the opening and closing ceremonies, court rental and prizes,” Clarke-Cooper added.last_img read more



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SEA Games: ‘Stand-in’ Ferrera nails hammer throw bronze

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu ACL or not, Obiena hunts for SEA Games pole vault gold Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ KUALA LUMPUR—Former champion Arniel Ferrera nailed a bronze medal in men’s hammer throw amid a very tough field that saw the winner posting a new Southeast Asian Games record Wednesday here at Bukit Jalil National Stadium.A last-minute stand-in for original bet Caleb Stuart, Ferrera heaved 55.94 meters on his sixth attempt to secure a place on the podium.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Caleb reportedly got a call from the athletics body to play in the national open, but he didn’t respond. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Malaysia’s Wong Siew Cheer launched a throw of 65.90m, which shattered the 65.63-m meet record of the Filipino-American Stuart, who ruled the meet two years ago in Singapore.Thailand’s Kittipong Boonmawan posted 65.49m to take the silver medal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 36-year-old Ferreira, who won the SEAG gold in the event in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, has been serving as coach for national team.He said he had no choice but fill in for Caleb, who reportedly got a job back in the United States. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more



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Ayo says La Salle move not for money, denies signing lucrative contract

first_imgWhat upset him the most, however, was the contract rumors have hurt his reputation since leaving for Taft.“It seems like I’m doing this for money, but that’s not the case. I’m doing this because I love basketball, this opportunity, and I just want to win,” he said. “I have enough and I have a simple lifestyle. I’m a politician and it’s my reputation that’s getting destroyed. That’s my plea because all of those talks are not true.”Ayo hopes that speaking out on the issue will finally put the talks to rest as he would rather focus on his current job with the Green Archers.“It’s not my fault that I’m here in La Salle. I’m grateful that I’m here because when La Salle hired me, I didn’t have any plans on coming back here in Manila. In spite the fact that a lot of things have been said about me, I forgive them all,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “I just signed a contract with La Salle last September that will expire this December. But we have an arrangement with the managers,” he said after La Salle failed to defend its crown and settled for a runner-up finish in UAAP Season 80 on Sunday.Ayo also finally addressed the reported lucrative deal that sent him packing from Letran to La Salle, saying that the supposed three-year, P9-million contract was nothing but a hoax.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I just want to clarify it to you guys because since I went from Letran to La Salle, I’m bothered by the messages I’ve been receiving about the contract I signed with La Salle. That’s not true,” he said.The fiesty coach also said that he didn’t necessarily need a contract to continue assuming his duties for the Green Archers. “It’s ok for me if I don’t have a contract because I trust the bosses.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Aldin Ayo mum on rumored transfer to UST Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLa Salle coach Aldin Ayo set the record straight and said that while his contract with La Salle is ending this month, that doesn’t mean that he’s going anywhere.At least for the next few months.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more



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Cavaliers send Thomas, Frye to Lakers for Clarkson, Nance

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Philly celebrates 1st Super Bowl title with parade Both Thomas and Frye have expiring contracts, as per the ESPN report.Nance, a Ohio native, is following the footsteps of his father Larry Sr., who had an illustrious 14-year career with the Cavaliers. He registered 8.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in three seasons with the Lakers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Isaiah Thomas #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers yells to a teammate during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Quicken Loans Arena on January 2, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Trail Blazers 127-110. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPThe Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. from the the Los Angeles Lakers just before the trade deadline, a report said.In a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers are shipping away Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye and their 2018 first-round pick in exchange for Clarkson and Nance.ADVERTISEMENT This after Thomas, who was traded to Cleveland in a deal that sent  Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics, just said that he wanted to stay put for good.“I don’t [want to be traded],” Thomas said on the eve of the trade cutoff according to a separate ESPN report. “I’m tired of being traded. That’s not a good thing, but I just want to be where I’m wanted. I like it here. It hasn’t been as planned, but I definitely want to be here. We definitely have a real chance to win an NBA championship, and I want to be a part of that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was only the diminutive guard’s 15th game with Cavaliers after a much-hyped return from a hip injury. He was averaging 14.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists before the trade.The younger and taller Clarkson, meanwhile,  is leaving the Lakers after four seasons where he averaged 14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1 steal. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more



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