Cavs center Tristan Thompson coming back in reserve role

first_imgJahlil Okafor excited about fresh start with Nets Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Thompson will come off the bench, and Kevin Love will remain the starting center . The Cavs have won 14 of 15 and Lue doesn’t want to disrupt the chemistry.That’s cool with Thompson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“If I don’t play, that’s fine as long as we’re winning I’m going to cheer my teammates on,” he said following Monday’s workout at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “If I play two minutes, three minutes, 20 minutes, it don’t matter to me. As long as we win.”Since he’s been out, the Cavs went 16-3 and have moved past some early-season growing pains with a dramatic improvement on defense. Lue has tinkered with his rotation, and Cleveland now has a second unit featuring Dwyane Wade, Kyle Korver and Channing Frye that helped the Cavs reel off 13 straight wins. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Thompson’s straightforward approach has endeared him to Cleveland fans for seven seasons. A tireless worker at both ends of the court, Thompson played in 447 consecutive regular-season games before sitting out last April with a sprained thumb. He’s averaged 9.8 points and 8.6 rebounds, but it’s also been the little things that have made him invaluable for the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions.Being injured was tough on Thompson, who had never been out as long at any level. He missed the little things. Now that he’s back, Thompson promised he’ll do what he always has.“Just play my game,” he said. “Nothing special. Just be myself. Being myself has worked out pretty well for me I think.”While Thompson has returned, the Cavs still don’t have a clear date for point guard Isaiah Thomas to play after being sidelined all season with a hip injury. He took part in 3-on-3 drills Monday.The Cavs have roughly targeted his debut by the end of the month, but Lue said nothing is certain.“I don’t know when he’s coming back,” Lue said. “I wish I did so you could quit asking me. I really do. I really wish I knew so I could share it. I’m not hiding it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo (4) passes against Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Tristan Thompson’s role may have changed. Not his drive.Sidelined since Nov. 1 with a calf injury he said was much more serious than a strain, Thompson could play Tuesday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Atlanta Hawks. Thompson practiced Monday, and as long as he recovers as expected, the Cavs will have their most tenacious rebounder and one of their best defenders back on the floor — but not as a starter.ADVERTISEMENT To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban PLAY LIST 02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lue indicated Frye will continue to play, so it remains unclear how he will use Thompson, who has been one of Cleveland’s most dependable players the past few years.“Tristan is a big part of what we do, so we gotta figure out how we got to use him,” said Lue, who wouldn’t divulge Thompson’s new role. “We gotta do that so I have a plan in place and we’ll see how it works.”When Thompson was injured last month, the Cavs said they expected him to be out for a month with a strained left calf. Thompson quickly pointed out that not only was the team’s public timetable inaccurate, but so was their medical diagnosis.“They told you guys three to four weeks,” Thompson said to reporters. “That was never the case. The first week I was on crutches for a week so there was no chance. I don’t know who told you three to four weeks. I feel bad. I’m sorry. You all should have just asked me or DM’d me. I would have told y’all the truth.”Thompson said his injury was “worse” than a strain, but he didn’t want to elaborate.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Remember, your car needs to be winterized by October 1st: BC Government

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Government of BC is reminding drivers that they need to have cars winterized by October 1st or face a fine for not doing so. The following fines can be handed out:Drivers who don’t have the proper winter tires on their vehicle on the designated routes can receive a fine of $121.Drivers who don’t have the minimum tread depth on their tires (3.5mm) on the designated routes can receive a fine of $109.Certain highways and routes require snow tires in the North, the Interior, the South Coast (such as the Sea to Sky Highway) and Vancouver Island (such as the Malahat, Highway 14, Highway 4 and Highway 28).Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone says that it is important for people to be prepared for winter conditions.“Drivers who travel on high mountain passes and designated routes where weather can suddenly change need to make sure their vehicles are winter ready. We want to be certain drivers are prepared for unpredictable and changing driving conditions. Make sure you are using winter tires that are in good condition, with solid treads, and adjusting your speed to match road and weather conditions.”- Advertisement -In BC, winter tires are marked with a snowflake on the side or the mud and snow symbol. Winter tires have to be in good condition with a minimum tread depth of 3.5 mm, and must be used on designated highways from October 1st to March 31st.Public Safety and Solicitor General Minister Mike Morris also echoed the message of driving safely over the winter months.Advertisement “It’s important that all drivers do their part in keeping our roads safe, especially during unpredictable winter conditions. Don’t drive distracted, don’t  drink and drive and always pay attention to changing weather conditions. Having the correct winter tires on your vehicle can make a big difference and will help you get home safely at the end of the day.”Commercial vehicles that are 27,000 kg gross volume weight and greater, such as tractor trailers, have to carry chains on the designated routes. The ministry recommends that commercial vehicle drivers keep chains with them at all times and be prepared to install them when needed.last_img read more

Stars, Starlets may pull out of ties -Mwendwa

first_imgFKF President Nick Mwendwa says there is no money to honor fixtures for Harambee Stars and Harambee Starlets. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, Mwendwa, who on Tuesday disbanded the Starlets’ camp, said the country will honor the fixture if they only get funds from the government since the return leg will be awaiting the girls a week after the opening round.“FKF has diligently communicated to the Sports Ministry and the Sports Fund to come in and fund the national teams. We have, however, not received any response from the Ministry, which is frustrating,” Mwendwa lamented.“We are calling out on the Ministry to come out with reasons why we cannot get funding from the Sports Fund despite having made numerous requests for the same,” he added.Harambee Starlets players line up before their Olympic qualification match against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on October 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluStarlets are two steps away from qualifying for the Olympics for the first time ever after they eliminated Ghana 1-0 on aggregate.If Starlets manage to honor the Zambia fixture and they come out victorious on aggregate, the Kenyan team will face the winner between Ivory Coast and Cameroon for the sole ticket to represent Kenya and Africa in the global showpiece next year.Harambee Stars players line up before their Africa Cup of Nations tie against Tanzania at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo on June 27, 2019. PHOTO/CAFFor Harambee Stars, the team is set to kick-off their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with an away trip to Egypt with the match set for November 15, then welcome Togo four days later at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.Stars, who are in Pool G alongside favourites Egypt, Togo and Comoros, will be seeking to make a back-to-back return to the continental showdown.0Shares0000(Visited 94 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars, Starlets may fail to honor matches – MwendwaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 – Harambee Stars and their women counterpart Harambee Starlets may be forced to withdraw from the upcoming international assignments due to financial constraints, according to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chief, Nick Mwendwa.Coming up first is the national women’s team, Starlets, who are scheduled to play in a two-legged 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifier against the She-Polpolo of Zambia with the first leg slated for November 8 in Kenya.last_img read more

Chelsea to offer Zouma or Batshuayi in part-exchange deal for Spain winger

first_img1 Vitolo could be on his way to Stamford Bridge this summer Premier League champions Chelsea have been linked with part-exchange deal for Sevilla star Vitolo.The 27-year-old, full name Victor Machin Perez, impressed last season, scoring six goals in 30 LaLiga appearances.A move to Atletico Madrid looked on the cards for the winger but that seems to have broken down as a result of their transfer ban.And now, according to Marca, Chelsea are leading the race to land him this summer.Vitolo’s release clause is set at £35m but it has been suggested that the Stamford Bridge club may look to land him in a swap deal.The reports claims that Chelsea could tempt Sevilla into selling by offering either defender Kurt Zouma or back-up striker Michy Batshuayi as part of the agreement.last_img read more

Faola Fitness is up and running at Cloughaneely GAA club

first_imgThe gym facebook page is now up and running – check out @FaolaFitness for all information regarding the gym. Again The Gym is open to all members of the public once gym membership has been paid; at which point you are included as a social member.2017 Membership Cost are as follows: 1 year = €170 ; 6 months = €100 ; 3 months = €60.Note: If you also wish to become a full club member of the Cloughaneely GAA club separate club membership must be paid. For the month of December we are running an ‘Early Bird’ rate for those who wish to sign up for a 1 year membership for 2017; the early bird rate is €150 which must be paid in one lump sum. Gym membership also makes for the perfect Christmas gift – for vouchers please call Declan McGarvey (Tel: 086-100 9467, Conor McGee (087-260 1350) or Anne Marie Rodgers (087 687 3669).Numbers drawn on Wednesday, Dec 14th were 2,3,7,8,10,13! There was no jackpot winner so jackpot rises to €4,150. We had 2 match 5’s who win €50 each- congratulations to Joseph Sweeney, Carrowcannon & Evelyn Mulligan, Falcarragh.The names drawn for the extra Christmas draw were Joseph Sweeney, Carrowcannon; Sally Phat;, Danny Boyle, Derryconnor; Michael Gallagher, Lwr Fanaboy! Each win €50! We will have one final Christmas draw next Wednesday 21st at the bingo where out of ALL tickets sold this week 4 will be drawn to win €50 each – so everyone is in with a chance of winning some cash regardless of what numbers are on their tickets.Tickets are on sale in various outlets throughout the parish and prior to the bingo each Wednesday evening. Looking for a last minute stocking filler?! The Donegal year book is now available to purchase for €15! Please contact Marie on +353 (86) 835 1996 if you wish to purchase one!The club AGM will be held on January 8th at 5 pm in Óstan Loch Áltan.The pitch will be closed for all use until further notice due to on-going works on the pitch itself.As with previous years the club will be running our ever popular St. Stephens Day quiz in The Shamrock at 8 pm with our ever entertaining MC Denis Doohan!Congratulations to PCC U-14.5 Gaelic team who won their Ulster final on Friday last. Great achievement for this young team; many of whom are club players of our own. Well done to all involved. Season tickets are now on sale! Prices are as follows: Adult Season Ticket- €99, Juvenile (U16 Season Ticket) – €20, Adult Club+ – €200.For those who attend Club and county games you will find the Adult Club Plus card of great value; this card includes admission into all Adult Club games run by Donegal CCC together with access to all Inter-county Allianz League games; Donegal’s opening Championship game and the Club Finals in Croke Park on March 17th. As a bonus to your club Donegal GAA will donate $100 of the fee to your chosen club when you purchase the club card.Tickets can be purchased online via ensure you choose Cloughaneely on the drop down for your club to ensure your club receives the $100 rebate against the levies.Alternatively, please call Marie on 086-8351996 for information and she will be happy to complete the online application for you. Faola Fitness is up and running at Cloughaneely GAA club was last modified: December 21st, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe National USI Student Achievement Awards take place in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin this Thursday 18 April, 2013 and LYIT students Michelle Long and John Mc Clean have been shortlisted for national honours.John McCLean, a student at LYIT , who has been shortlisted for national honours in the Mature Student of the Year category of the National Student Achievement Awards taking place on Thursday 18 April in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.John Mc Clean from the Gardening Club has been shortlisted for Mature Student of the Year Award while Michelle Long, Diabetic Club, has been shortlisted for Student Leader of the Year Award.Both of these students have excelled in the area of volunteering, they have devoted their time to helping those within the LYIT community and the Letterkenny community, whilst maintaining their high academic standards. Michelle Long has been a scholarship recipient from the LYIT Student Union Clubs and Societies programme for the past two years. She has organised 4 Diabetic Screening events on campus at LYIT, in tandem with Letterkenny General Hospital.Michelle Long, a student at LYIT who has been shortlisted for the Student Leader of the Year Award in the National Student Achievement Awards which take place on Thursday 18 April in the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin.These events have screened over 600 people, with a 5% referral rate to General Practitioners for queried Diabetes. The screening idea comes from Michelle’s own experiences as a Diabetic from her childhood years. Michelle’s own experience has motivated her to organise Diabetic awareness campaigns and to step forward as a student leader both on and off campus.John returned to education as mature student two years ago and since then, John has engaged with the community both inside and outside LYIT.He has organised many charity events, has planted trees and plants in the Donegal Hospice and has a real sense of civic engagement. His enthusiasm has encouraged others to engage in such activities and he is a truly worthy candidate for national honours. Michelle and John will face stiff competition this Thursday night within their individual categories competition from much larger colleges and universities such as University College Dublin and Trinity College.However, one thing is certain, LYIT Student Union is proud of the efforts of Michelle and John to continuously strive to help others.Good luck to both of them. LYIT STUDENTS RECOGNISED AT NATIONAL STUDENT AWARDS was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:John McCleanLYITMichelle Longlast_img read more

Kraemer Signs With The BC Lions

first_imgThe Canadian Football League’s BC Lions have signed Drake University quarterback Grant Kraemer, the organization and Kraemer announced this week. That legacy includes Drake legend and Canadian Football Hall of Fame member Johnny Bright who won three Grey Cups in his 12-year career and was the league’s MVP in 1959. Print Friendly Version Kraemer’s signing continues Drake’s tradition of professional success in the CFL. Kraemer is the 14th Bulldog to join a CFL roster and the first since Matt Acree joined the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016. Kraemer recently completed his senior season at Drake and his third as the Bulldogs starting quarterback. Last season he threw for 2,482 yards and 25 touchdowns. In his three seasons under center, he threw for more than 7,500 yards with 68 touchdown passes. He twice tied the school record for touchdown passes in a game with six and his leadership helped the Bulldogs to a 21-12 record over those three seasons.last_img read more

School board meets Thursday to discuss field turf replacement

first_imgRed Bluff >> It’s now time to make a decision on what kind of turf will replace the decommissioned field turf at Spartan Stadium. The Red Bluff Joint Union High School District will meet beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss item 9-F on the agenda — athletic field replacement. Since the Sept. 5 meeting, two board members, the director of operations, the superintendent and the district’s project manager have toured seven fields as far south as Lodi, according to this week’s agenda. Four of …last_img read more

Gallery: Limpopo, gateway to the north

first_imgHome to the growing city of Polokwane, Limpopo is known as the “gateway to the great north”. It is the perfect stepping stone to the wonders of the Kruger National Park. A notable Limpopo attraction is the Mapungubwe Unesco World Heritage site, where the remains of a thriving African kingdom offer insights into a rich cultural heritage that has stood the test of time.The giant baobab tree at Mapungubwe. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)It’s September. It’s spring in South Africa – and Tourism Month, celebrated this year with the theme “Tourism for All”.To inspire your next road trip we bring you nine galleries, one for each province, showcasing our country’s remarkable beauty and diversity.A thriving tourism industry means South Africa is closer to achieving its National Development Plan goals of skills development and creating decent employment through inclusive economic growth.Limpopo, South Africa’s northernmost province, is best known for its rich tribal cultures and wild territories where the Big Five roam. Mapungubwe – “place of the stone of wisdom” – was South Africa’s first kingdom, the subcontinent’s largest realm for 400 years before it was abandoned in the 14th century. Its highly sophisticated people traded gold and ivory with China, India and Egypt. Today it is a Unesco World Heritage site. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The visitor’s centre at the Mapungubwe World Heritage site. The site lies on the open savannah of the Mapungubwe National Park, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The famous gold rhino unearthed by archaeologists at Mapungubwe. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Inside the state-of-the-art visitors’ centre at Mapungubwe you get to see the ancient civilization’s artefacts up close. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) An aerial view of the Legend Golf and Safari Resort in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) White lion cubs at the Legend Wildlife and Cultural Centre in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) A waterfall and lush subtropical landscape near the city of Tzaneen in the north of Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) A traditional Venda homestead in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The dam at Serenity Forest Lodge. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Textile artist Solomon Mohati at work at the Kaross Textile Factory in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Colourful handcrafted textiles on display at the Kaross Textile Factory in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Mashovhela Bush Lodge near the town of Louis Trichardt. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The Mall of the North in the city of Polokwane. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Polokwane, the capital city of Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) A herd of elephants get relief from the Limpopo heat in the Kruger National Park. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

2018 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Beef photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Zachary Retcher, Defiance Co., circles with his MarketHeifer. Tristin Miller, VanWert Co., watches as judge Brandon Callis looks over his Market Heifer. Tatum Poff, Geauga Co., works with her Market Heifer in the ring. Mallory Peter, Defiance Co., leads her ShorthornPlus. Logan Schroeder, Defiance Co. sets up his ShorthornPlus Market Beef. Grant Belleville, Wood Co., works with his Simmental Market Beef. Holden LeVan, Champaign Co., keeps his AOB set for the judge. Hunter Harris, Adams Co.,watches the judge with his Simmental Market Beef. Kassidy Thompson, Miami Co. had the Champion ShorthornPlus. Layne Lasnick from Lake Co., leads her AOB Market Beef. Avery McGuire, Champaign Co., shows his Crossbred Market Beef. Christina Winter, Pickaway Co., watches the judge with her Crossbred. Kaden Frey, Wyandot Co., sets up his Crossbred. Lewis Winner, Pickaway Co., won his Crossbred class. Tyler Neill, Huron Co., leads his Crossbred. The judge selects the champion. Champion Drive Brady Turnes, Perry Co. gets his steer ready for the judge. Caden Jones in the Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drivelast_img read more