Ramdhani places fifth in Vancouver Island University tournament

first_imgGUYANA’S Sunburst Badminton champion Narayan Ramdhani placed fifth overall in Men Singles draw of sixteen players when the Vancouver Island University hosted an Under-23 tournament last Saturday in Nanaimo.Ramdhani is currently on scholarship in Vancouver Canada, pursuing a degree in Sports Science.The 18-year-old, who had represented Shuttlesport Badminton Academy, reached the quarterfinals in the main draw by defeating Robert Foster of Vancouver Island University 21-13, 21-18, but lost to James Ho of University of British Colombia 21-14, 19-21, 21-5 in a thrilling three. James Ho eventually won the tournament.In the placement draw, Narayan defeated Thomas Tran of Simon Fraser University 21-9, 21-7 and Jack Chen of University of British Colombia 21-23, 21-10, 21-12.Narayan teamed up with Zack Fan of Shuttlesport where they played the Men Under-23 doubles on Sunday.last_img read more

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Cricket News Ricky Ponting pinpoints THIS player as England’s key Ashes threat

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The Ashes will begin on August 1. England became World Champions after upstaging New Zealand in final. Ben Stokes was awarded as the man-of-the-match.  highlightscenter_img New Delhi: Ben Stokes played innings of his life when he helped England, the host, to become the World Champions. In the tournament, he not only stamped his authority but also re-established himself as a key player for three lions. The new maturity of World Cup hero Ben Stokes poses the biggest threat to Australia’s Ashes bid, said Ricky Ponting, who compared him to Andrew Flintoff as the “real heartbeat” of the England team.The all-rounder was banned and fined by the England and Wales Cricket Board for bringing the game into disrepute following a street brawl during a night out in Bristol in 2017. It saw him stripped of the Test vice-captaincy, and he missed the last Ashes tour to Australia before being cleared of criminal charges in a high-profile court case.Ponting, who was Australian coach Justin Langer’s assistant during the World Cup, has been impressed with how hard Stokes has worked to redeem himself.”It seems like he’s playing with a lot of maturity,” former Australia captain Ponting told cricket.com.au late Wednesday.”He doesn’t seem like he’s in much of a rush now as he might have been.”The thing about his personality as well, he’s a big, strong, brash guy with a bit of an ego … and I think as a younger person probably everything was flat out, one speed.”To me, (during the World Cup) it seems like he (was) able to understand situations and play situations accordingly. That’s a bit of maturity and understanding his own game and understanding what his team needs him to do.”That could spell trouble for Australia next month when they begin their quest to win their first Ashes series in England since 2001.”He’s a key man and more a key man because I think he’s that real heartbeat for their team, a bit like ‘Freddie’ Flintoff in Ashes series gone by,” said Ponting.”Whenever they were in trouble and they needed something, they tend to go to those sort of guys.”Australia need to keep him quiet if we’re going to win the series.”Stokes has been rested for this week’s one-off Test against minnows Ireland at Lord’s where England seemed to be nursing a World Cup hangover as they collapsed to an embarrassing 85 all out in their first innings on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Australia spearhead Starc to miss India white-ball tour

first_imgMELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will miss the limited-overs tour of India starting next month as he continues his recovery from a foot injury.Australia will play India in five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches but Starc’s injury was taking longer to heal than expected and he would be rested to boost his chances of playing England in the Ashes series, the team said on Friday.“We have recently reviewed the progress of Mitchell’s right foot injury and the healing process has been slower than we would have liked,” team physio David Beakley said in a statement.“Consequently, in order to ensure his best possible preparation for the Ashes, he will be unavailable for the tour of India and will continue his rehab in Australia with an aim to have him play for New South Wales in the domestic one-day cup.”Fast bowling all-rounder James Faulkner, who was overlooked for the Champions Trophy and missed out on a national contract, has instead been recalled, along with Nathan Coulter-Nile.They join a pace battery featuring Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, with all-rounder Hilton Cartwright.Uncapped Western Australia paceman Jason Behrendorff has been selected in Australia’s T20 squad following his return from an injury setback, along with veteran all-rounder Dan Christian and Tasmania wicketkeeper Tim Paine.The limited-overs tour starts Sept. 17.One-day squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.T20 squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgBen Jipcho, the ‘rabbit’ who helped Keino beat Ryun, dies UNDATED (AP) — Kenyan runner Ben Jipcho has died at the age off 77. Jipcho was famous for sacrificing his own hopes of winning an Olympic medal to help teammate Kip Keino beat American rival Jim Ryun to the gold in the 1,500 meters at the 1968 Mexico City Games. Jipcho played the role of the “rabbit’ by setting a relentless pace for the first half of the race in the high altitude. The tactic worked perfectly as Keino went on to win gold and became a pioneer for Kenyan track and field. Jipcho won a silver medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase four years later at the 1972 Munich Olympics. — Cavan Biggio belted a three-run homer and the Blue Jays began their season away from Toronto by topping the Rays 6-4. Biggio’s infield single began a three-run fourth inning off 36-year-old Charlie Morton, who made his first career start on opening day. Randal Grichuk (GRIH’-chuhk), Rowdy Tellez and Teoscar (tay-AHS’-kur) Hernandez drove in the runs. — Lance Lynn struck out nine in six sharp innings and the Rangers inaugurated their new retractable-roof stadium with a 1-0 win over the Rockies. The Rangers didn’t get their first hit off Rockies starter German (hehr-MAHN’) Marquez until after Lynn had thrown the last of his 108 pitches in his first opening day start. Danny Santana had a one-out double in the sixth, and scored on a two-out double by Rougned Odor that chased Marquez . MLB-NEWS UNDATED (AP) — The displaced Toronto Blue Jays will play in Buffalo this year amid the pandemic. The Blue Jays said in a statement Friday that the greater part of their home schedule will be played at Sahlen (SAY’-len) Field in Buffalo, home of the club’s Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons. The team looked for a major league stadium after the Canadian government declined to allow them to play in Toronto but was unsuccessful in securing a site. Toronto opens the season at Tampa Bay on Friday. In other NBA news: — Missouri basketball players Xavier Pinson, Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon Jr. have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Tigers for the upcoming season. Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin’s roster will have 11 players that are juniors or seniors. That is the most in the Southeastern Conference and third-most among all Power Five programs. ACC-NOTRE DAME AP sources: ACC, Notre Dame eye 2020 football membership UNDATED (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence for the 2020 season play as a member of the league. Zimmer has a 57-38-1 record over six years and owns a .599 winning percentage, the third-best of the nine head coaches in team history. Only Bud Grant and Dennis Green have a better mark. Zimmer’s also seventh in winning percentage among active NFL head coaches with a minimum of 50 games. Also around the NFL: — Washington quarterback Alex Smith needs to pass his physical with a team doctor Monday before being cleared for football activities, according to a team spokesman. ESPN had reported Smith was already cleared after the 36-year-old said that during an interview while filming a documentary for the network. Smith hasn’t played since November 2018 when he broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg. He underwent multiple surgeries in the aftermath of the injury and has since worked to get back to game action. PGA-3M OPEN Thompson, Werenski top leaderboard Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULE Mets get another opening win UNDATED (AP) — The New York Mets picked up another season-opening victory with help from their returning slugger. — The Chicago Cubs have finalized minor-league deals with infielder Derek Dietrich and outfielder Ryan LaMarre. Dietrich and LaMarre will report to the team’s camp in South Bend, Indiana. — A record 109 players from the Dominican Republic were on opening-day major league rosters, boosted by an expanded pool following the layoff caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball said Friday that 288 of 1,026 players on opening-day rosters were born outside the 50 states, which comes to 28.1%.NBA-TIMBERWOLVES SALE AP Sources: Afflalo headlines group bidding to buy Wolves MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that an ownership group led by longtime NBA player Arron Afflalo (uh-FLAH’-loh) is putting together a bid to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal is still in the process of being submitted. They say the ownership group will consist of two to five individuals with a net worth of more than $10 billion. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, who bought the club in 1994 to keep it from moving to New Orleans, has put the franchise up for sale on the condition it remain in Minnesota. — Jack Flaherty pitched seven solid innings and Paul DeJong (deh-YUHNG’) hit a two-run homer as part of the Cardinals′5-4 victory over the Pirates. Flaherty did not give up a run until Jacob Stallings hit a two-out, two-run single just under the glove of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in the seventh.Tyler O’Neill and Dexter Fowler added solo homers for St. Louis. — Eric Hosmer hit three-run doubles in consecutive innings to in his Padres debut to guide a 7-2 decision over the Diamondbacks. The six RBIs tied Hosmer’s career high and backed 24-year-old right-hander Chris Paddack, who threw six scoreless innings in his first opening day start. Losing pitcher Madison Bumgarner allowed three runs and four hits over 5 2/3 innings in his DBacks debut. — J.D. Martinez and Kevin Pillar each drove in three runs in the Red Sox’s 13-2 dismantling of the Orioles. Jackie Bradley Jr., Jose Peraza, Martinez and Pillar each doubled as part of a four-run third inning. Nathan Eovaldi (eh-VAHL’-dee) gave up just one run and five hits, striking out four over six innings in his first career opening day start. — The Reds were 7-1 winners over the Tigers as Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) supplied a two-run homer and four RBIs in his Cincinnati debut. Sonny Gray fanned nine and gave up three hits in six innings, including C.J. Cron’s homer. Japanese product Shogo Akiyama singled home a run as a pinch hitter in his first big league game. — Jesus Aguilar (AG’-ee-ahr) hit a two-run homer off Aaron Nola and Sandy Alcantara (al-KAN’-tah-rah) pitched neatly into the seventh inning of the Marlins’ 5-2 verdict over the Phillies. Alcantara gave up one earned run and three hits, striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings. Didi Gregorius (greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) lined a solo shot in his first game since signing a $14 million, one-year deal with the Phillies. Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH’-nehs SEHS’-peh-dehs) belted a seventh-inning homer and four Mets combined in a three-hitter in a 1-0 downing of the Atlanta Braves. The blast came two years and four days after Cespedes last played a major league game. Numerous leg injuries have kept him sidelined and caused him to accept a renegotiated contract last winter. Jacob deGrom was in vintage form as the two-time NL Cy Young winner held the Braves to one hit while striking out eighth over five innings. Seth Lugo worked two innings for the victory and Edwin Diaz got the final three outs to notch the save. The Mets are 39-12 in season openers since dropping their first eight. Their 39-20 mark on opening day is the best in major league history. In other major league finals: — Dusty Baker posted a win in his first game as the Astros manager, an 8-2 thumping of the Mariners. Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer to back Justin Verlander, who struck out seven over six innings of his 12th career opening-day start. Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Olympic long-distance runner and congressman Jim Ryun has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. Ryun was the first U.S. high schooler to run a mile in under 4 minutes. He was the 1968 Olympic silver medalist in the 1,500-meter run and a three-time Olympian. Ryun went on to serve as a member of the House representing a Kansas congressional district from 1996 to 2006. The White House described Ryun as one of the most accomplished American runners in history. OLYMPICS-OBIT-JIPCHO center_img — The Dodgers crushed the Giants for the second straight day as Max Muncy homered twice and doubled in a 9-1 laugher. Ross Stripling allowed four hits, walked none and struck out seven over seven innings to pick up the win. Mookie Betts notched his first RBI for Los Angeles in going 1 for 6, leaving him 2-for-11 since signing the richest contract in the National League.— The Athletics celebrated a 7-3 win over the Angels after Matt Olson crushed a grand slam in the bottom of the 10th. The A’s scored twice in the eighth to pull ahead, but Jason Castro’s solo blast extended the game. Ramon Laureano was 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs and three runs scored.— Shane Bieber was fantastic in the Indians’ 2-0 shutout of the Royals, striking out 14 while surrendering four hits in six innings. It was the most strikeouts by a Cleveland pitcher on opening day and the most for any hurler in an opener since Randy Johnson fanned 14 in 1996. Cleveland did its scoring in the sixth inning on Oscar Mercado’s RBI single and a double by Cesar Hernandez. — Max Kepler homered against White Sox ace Lucas Giolito in his first two at-bats to spark the Twins to a 10-5 rout. Jake Cave had two hits and drove in two runs for Minnesota. White Sox slugger Yoán Moncada had three hits, including a three-run shot off José Berrios (beh-REE’-ohs) in the second inning — Kyle Hendricks became the first Cubs hurler in 46 years to toss an opening-day shutout, scattering three hits in a 3-0 win over the Brewers. Ian Happ opened the scoring in the third inning with a two-run blast. Anthony Rizzo added an eighth-inning blast. Update on the latest sports The NFL Players Association’s executive committee and 32 player representatives approved the offers Friday. Players who decide they want to opt out have until Aug. 3 to do so, and they will receive a stipend from the owners. The amount of the stipend will be $350,000 for medical opt outs and $150,000 for voluntary opt outs. Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season on Friday. He’s choosing to put his medical degree to use on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic rather than helping the Kansas City Chiefs defend their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: — The Chicago Bears have canceled season ticket packages because they’re not sure how many fans — if any — will be allowed at Soldier Field due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team President Ted Phillips cited “a need to reduce the seating capacity to build a plan that allows for social distancing” in a letter to season ticket holders. BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Michael Thompson and Richy Werenski will carry a share of the lead into the third round of the 3M Open. The scores crept up after Werenski led the first-round pack with an 8-under 63. The 24-year-old followed that with a 67 as he seeks his first PGA victory. Thompson fired a 66 Friday to grab a piece of the lead at 12 under, one shot ahead of Tony Finau (FEE’-now) and Talor Gooch. RYUN-MEDAL OF FREEDOM Trump honors former track phenom and Kansas congressman Ryun Two people involved in the ACC’s discussions say the league is looking at an 11-game schedule that would include 10 conference games. It would start Sept. 12. Notre Dame would play a full 10-game ACC schedule. Whether those games would count in the standings and the Irish would be eligible to participate in the ACC championship game for a slot in the Orange Bowl is still to be determined. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS AP sources: NFL owners offer opt-out guidelines for players NFL training camps are set to open after the league and the players’ union reached agreement on several issues. Those issues included future salary cap mechanisms and how players can opt out of the upcoming season because of the coronavirus. In other MLB news: — Four baseball players and two staff tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. There have been 99 new positive tests since intake screening began June 27. That represents 0.3% of 32,640 samples and includes 84 players and 15 staff. — The Braves were without their top two catchers, Tyler Flowers and Travis d’Arnaud (dahr-NOH’), for Friday’s opening game at New York Mets after both players showed symptoms of the coronavirus. Manager Brian Snitker says Flowers and d’Arnaud have tested negative for the coronavirus but did not travel with the team because they had symptoms. — The Indians elected to wear their blue road jerseys on opening day with “Cleveland” on the front as a unified statement of solidarity for minorities as the team contemplates a name change. Owner Paul Dolan recently announced the franchise is considering changing its name from Indians, which has been the club’s moniker since 1915. Typically, the team wears white jerseys with “Indians” across the chest at home. — Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went on the injured list before their season opener at Philadelphia. The Marlins didn’t give a reason but said they expected Alfaro to return this season. Alfaro batted .262 with 18 homers and 57 RBIs last year in his first season with the Marlins. July 25, 2020 — Atlanta Dream center Kalani Brown tested positive for the coronavirus on July 9 and remains under — More than two dozen Division I conferences want the NCAA Board of Governors to avoid making any decisions about fall championships until a majority of the leagues determine whether to hold regular-season competition. A letter from College Commissioners Association President Beth DeBauche was sent to the board. — A leading British government adviser says the pandemic will make it “very difficult” for Premier League matches to be staged with full crowds for at least another year and capacities face being capped at 25% when stadiums eventually re-open. The Premier League season ends on Sunday and Calder urged players to avoid going on holiday to COVID-19 hotspots, singling out the United States.NFL-NEWS Vikings extend Zimmer’s deal UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed head coach Mike Zimmer to a three-year contract extension through the 2023 season. last_img read more

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Ex-gymnastics coach faces sentencing in Nassar-related case

first_img A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar.Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty by a jury in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for denying she knew of Nassar’s abuse prior to 2016 when survivors started to come forward publicly.The misdemeanor carries up to a 2-year prison sentence or a fine of up to $5,000. The felony carries up to a 4-year prison sentence or a fine of up to $5,000.Two women testified in November 2018 that in 1997 they told Klages that Nassar had sexually abused them. One of the women, Larissa Boyce, testified that Klages held up a piece of paper in front of the then-16-year-old and said if she filed a report there could be serious consequences for Boyce.Klages testified at trial that she did not remember being told about abuse. If the case had not involved Nassar, her lawyer has said, Klages would never have been found guilty.Nearly 200 letters were submitted to the judge on Klages’ behalf, her lawyer, Mary Chartier, said in a court filing ahead of the hearing. She noted that Klages sent her granddaughter, daughter and son to Nassar for health care.“Mrs. Klages was one of thousands of people, including the police and the parents who were present in the room during treatments, who were fooled by a master manipulator with a singular design,” Chartier said.It’s “shameful” to say that Klages could have prevented the scandal, Chartier said.“Numerous people were told about the procedure — nurses, athletic trainers at other schools, psychologists, doctors and a high school counselor — and they did nothing,” Chartier said, quoting investigation reports. “Most notably, police and prosecutors were aware of the procedures, and they did nothing. To ignore this and claim that Mrs. Klages could have stopped the devastation wrought by Mr. Nassar is just plain false.”Nassar was sentenced in 2018 to 40 to 175 years in prison for decades of sexual abuse to hundreds of athletes.Klages is the second person other than Nassar to be convicted of charges related to his serial molestation of young women and girls under the guise of medical treatment.Nassar’s boss at Michigan State, ex-College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean William Strampel, was sentenced to jail for crimes including neglecting a duty to enforce protocols on Nassar after a patient complained about sexual contact in 2014.Image credits: AP First Published: 4th August, 2020 09:22 IST COMMENT Last Updated: 4th August, 2020 09:22 IST Ex-gymnastics Coach Faces Sentencing In Nassar-related Case A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar Written By Associated Press Television News center_img WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Three-run eighth inning dooms Dodgers in loss to Royals

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire UP NEXT: Dodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda) vs. Mariners (RHP Erik Swanson), Saturday, noon PT, Camelback Ranch; SportsNet LA; 1020-AM (Spanish)Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies THE GAME: The Kansas City Royals scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Dodgers 7-5 before an announced crowd of 13,132 on Friday night at Camelback Ranch.HITTING REPORT: A.J. Pollock hit his first home run as a Dodger, a two-run blast in the first inning, and drew two walks. … Joc Pederson hit his second Cactus League home run – his second Cactus League hit – in the second inning against Royals starter Arnaldo Hernandez. … Justin Turner (1 for 3) continued his hot start to spring training. He’s hitting .467. … Max Muncy singled and scored all the way from second base on a botched pickoff throw. … Ezequiel Carrera’s ninth-inning single drove in Edwin Rios with the Dodgers’ final run.PITCHING REPORT: Starter Hyun-Jin Ryu threw three shutout innings, striking out three and walking none. He threw additional pitches in the bullpen after his final inning. … Dennis Santana allowed four runs in the fifth inning. Three scored on a Whit Merrifield home run. … Non-roster invitee Kevin Quackenbush threw 1-1/3 scoreless innings. … Minor league pitcher Michael Boyle allowed an RBI single and a two-run double in the eighth inning of a 4-4 game.QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m pretty sure down the road we’ll have a conversation about where I’ll slot in during the regular season, but at this point, that’s not something I’m thinking about.” – Hyun-Jin Ryu, whose five-day schedule lines him up to pitch on Opening Daycenter_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

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NCAA about to make high-profile college athletics a lot more rewarding for players

first_imgLast year, college basketball saw 44 athletes depart for early NBA draft entry without being selected. Some still might have decided they wanted to move on to professional basketball in whatever form was available to them. Had these rules been in place, though, it seems likely a segment of those players would have been in position to further develop their skills before taking a chance on the draft.College athletics always has been an underrated experience for those participating: a cost-free higher education, high-level training and coaching, personal brand promotion, expense-free living and the cost-of-attendance payments that have been ignored by critics alleging athletes get “nothing.”Once name/image/likeness passes, NCAA athletics might not be an easy deal to beat. The NCAA Board of Governors meets Monday and Tuesday to consider the proposals, according to The Associated Press, which reported the recommendations will allow athletes to make individual sponsorship deals with a wide array of business concerns.MORE: UConn president: “Current thinking” is NCAA fall sports will be canceledIt would be up to individual colleges to determine whether that includes athletic apparel companies; most Division I members have university-wide contracts with Nike, adidas, Under Armour or others. Surprisingly, the NCAA would not prohibit identified university boosters from making a deal with an athlete.All deals would have to be disclosed by the athletes to the universities. If approved by the board, the new regulations likely would have to go through the legislative process for implementation in the 2021-22 academic year.As the folderol regarding the NBA’s new “pathway” program for elite high school prospects unfolded last week — with several columnists presaging a rapid decline for NCAA basketball and a Wall Street Journal headline suggesting the plan might be “ending college basketball as we know it” — there was little consideration given to the possibility that top prospects might approach or surpass the $500,000 promised to wing Jalen Green to train and play exhibition games next winter.The college players will have to do more for their money. They’ll have to maintain academic eligibility and play in real games with real consequences, but they’ll also be granted a far grander stage.Whether this is occurring quickly enough for the NCAA’s many critics, permitting athletes NIL rights was the inevitable outcome the moment the working group was formed. The organization does sweeping change slowly, for better or worse. When an effort such as this is put in motion, the committee in charge does not carry the ball to the 1-yard line and then take a knee.“It’s just a matter of time, and the hope would just be to stagger all that’s come with that and the one-time transfer rules,” one former Final Four coach told Sporting News. “The process of putting everything back together with the shutdowns is overwhelming for all the schools, but I’m afraid that’s not being considered with the pushes of this legislation.”MORE: Mark Cuban’s ideas about future of NCAA are a billion times wrongA former national coach of the year told SN he supports the move but is curious to see what the opportunities will look like for each school’s athletes.“It is a continuing and needed progression, along with cost of attendance and other recent changes, toward addressing the amateurism issue in today’s college sports economy,” the coach said.Under current draft rules in the NBA and NFL, athletes being able to market individual memorabilia or sign autographs for a fee may give them freedom to make decisions about their professional futures based less on immediate economic need and more on the ideal timing for such a consequential decision. It hasn’t even been a year since the NCAA formed a working group to consider the various ways in which college athletes’ name/image/likeness rights could be introduced to what they term “the collegiate model.”In so many words, the problem they were tasked with solving was this: How can the players get money and still not be professional? That’s a hell of a question to answer, and all of those considering it have day jobs, so it should be no surprise it has taken this group from May 14 of last year until now to formulate a response.last_img read more

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Lakers retire Kobe’s two jersey numbers

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Diddy wants to be first black team owner in NFL Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 18: Kobe Bryant poses with his family at halftime after both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPFive-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant was hailed as the “greatest” Los Angeles Laker of all Monday by fellow legend Magic Johnson in a ceremony to retire Bryant’s jersey numbers.The tribute came at half-time of the Lakers’ Staples Center matchup against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, with Bryant’s Numbers 8 and 24 joining other inspirational Laker icons from the team’s 70-year history.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “It’s not about my jerseys that are hanging up there for me. It’s about the jerseys that were hanging up there before.”Many of the team’s past legends were on hand to welcome Bryant, who retired after the 2015-16 campaign as an 18-time All-Star, a 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player and two-time NBA Finals MVP, two-time NBA scoring champion and two-time Olympic champion.Bryant, 39, said fans inspired him to put in the work every day that became his trademark over two decades with the Lakers, an unprecedented feat.“Those times are the dream,” Bryant said. “It’s not the destination. It’s the journey. If you accomplish that, your dreams won’t come true — something greater will.”With a nod to his “Black Mamba” nickname, Bryant closed his remarks with, “Mamba out.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We’re here to celebrate the greatest to ever wear the purple and gold. He made us rub our eyes and wonder what did we just see,” said Johnson, now Lakers president of basketball operations.“There will never, ever be another Kobe Bryant.”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 folkBryant played 10 seasons in each retired number, winning three titles in the single-digit uniform top and two in the higher number jersey.“Thank you so much for tonight,” Bryant told the crowd, which chanted his name while giving him a standing ovation. With his family on hand to watch, Bryant was honored with the mention of such career highlights as his career-high 81-point game in a 2006 victory over Toronto, the second-highest point total in any game in NBA history.Also acknowledged was his final game, when he became the oldest player in NBA history to score 60 points, hitting the mark on the number in his farewell victory over Utah.“There will never be an athlete in his last performance to top this man’s performance — 60 points. Man,” Johnson said.The most emotional moment came when Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, who has helped keep the Lakers heritage together, paid tribute to Bryant.“What we’re celebrating is the journey you took us on for those 20 years,” Buss said.“If you separate the accomplishments of each of those jerseys, both of those players would be in the Hall of Fame.“We asked for your hustle and you gave us your heart which was so much more. You have forever made your mark on this franchise.”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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentslast_img read more

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