New Knicks regime open to moving on with or without Carmelo

first_imgBut he believes New York fans are open to a rebuild if players are committed and play with passion. The Knicks barely did that in three years under Jackson, going 31-51 last season in Hornacek’s first year.That was overshadowed off the court by the Anthony saga and on it by the Knicks’ difficulty in grasping and sticking to an offense. Hornacek was supposed to open things up, but Jackson decided midway through the season he wanted a renewed focus on the triangle that he ran as a coach.“I don’t think we were restricted,” Hornacek said. “We were trying to meld some different ways you play basketball. We just weren’t able to do it the way we wanted to, but we’re moving forward.”They didn’t talk much about what went wrong under Jackson, preferring to focus on the future during their news conference at the team’s training center. Mills and Perry said they have a strong relationship, with Mills saying the first-time GM would be given room to make decisions and recommendations pertaining to the coaching and scouting staff.And with the Knicks insisting they would be accountable – as did Jackson, though he never talked to the local media during his final season – Perry said he would be straightforward and available as much as possible.“I see myself as a bridge builder, not a bridge destroyer, so I’m looking forward to the opportunity,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks walks off the court after the 114-113 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden on April 12, 2017 in New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPThe New York Knicks’ new regime is ready to move on with or without Carmelo Anthony.New president Steve Mills said Monday the Knicks have been talking to teams about a trade and will continue looking for a deal that works for the organization and its All-Star forward.ADVERTISEMENT LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Anthony has a no-trade clause and has told the Knicks he would agree to a deal with Cleveland or Houston. But the Knicks don’t want to take back long-term contracts, which makes finding a deal difficult. Now Mills has Perry to help him find one.“From our vantage point, we made a decision as we were getting closer to hiring Scott that I felt it was important for us to slow down, regroup as it related to the trade scenarios of Carmelo,” Mills said.Perry has served in the front offices of Sacramento, Orlando, Seattle and Detroit, where he was part of the Pistons’ run of six straight trips to the Eastern Conference finals and an NBA championship. It was there where he said he learned the lessons about culture that the Knicks sorely need as they try to dig their way out of the dismal Jackson era.“In terms of Detroit, people talk about culture all the time, about winning cultures,” Perry said. “I think the biggest thing I learned there, you can have a lot of signs and printouts that have a lot of fancy statements, but at the end of the day you’ve got to live culture every day.”Mills, Perry and coach Jeff Hornacek detailed the vision they have for a franchise that emphasizes pride, work ethic and accountability. It sounds like another rebuilding stage, as Mills singled out the team’s young core and noted that the Knicks have all their first-round picks going forward.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Jones Cup: Gilas fends off Japan for 3rd straight win LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission “But we also feel that Carmelo could easily be a part of our team next year, and we have to understand how we’re going to play and what the expectations of how we’re going to play, and we’re going to move forward,” Mills said. “So maybe with Carmelo or maybe without Carmelo.”Mills also ruled out a buyout of Anthony’s contract, which has two years and about $54 million remaining and might be an easier route to a breakup than a trade.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’Phil Jackson had been eager to deal Anthony before he and the Knicks parted ways last month. Mills was promoted to president and the Knicks hired Scott Perry as general manager.They said the Knicks will focus on youth and athleticism, which doesn’t seem to leave room for the 33-year-old Anthony. But they added that veterans will still have a place in mentoring the young talent.last_img read more

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Ceres: Mission possible vs Tajiks

first_imgBreak new ground BACOLOD CITY—Southeast Asian zone champion Ceres-Negros tries to pull off the improbable when they host Istiklol of Tajikistan on Tuesday in the second leg of their AFC Cup inter-zone semifinal clash at Panaad Stadium.Beaten 0-4 in Dushanbe three weeks ago by the Tajik champions, the Busmen would need some sort of miracle to stay in the title hunt in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “We were very soft defensively and we conceded easy goals,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic, referring to their performance in the Tajik capital. “But this is football and anything can happen [on Tuesday night].”Spanish central defender Super Herrera returns from suspension, while Martin Steuble looks fit to start at rightback, giving the back line some stability and experience.“My players are ready to give everything,” added Vidakovic.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend UP hopeful Ricafort can still play A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The Busmen, who ruled the Asean zone at the expense of Singapore’s Home United, are unbeaten at home in this year’s AFC Cup, but the match will be their biggest test yet not only because of the strength of the opposition, but also because of the deficit they are facing.Ceres goalkeeper Roland Muller isn’t ruling out a mighty fightback from the Busmen.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“Coming back from 4-0 is not easy but it’s not impossible,” said Muller. “We know what we did right and what we did wrong in the first leg. We’re playing at home so that should be a big boost for us.”The Busmen yielded twice in each half in Dushanbe as Istiklol capitalized on some poor defending from the Filipino side. View commentslast_img read more

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Nandlall, Vindhya Persaud pledge commitment to Party’s victory

first_imgPPP presidential electionFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlall and People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament, Dr Vindhya Persaud did not secure the presidential candidature, but the pair is committed to seeing the Party to victory at the next General and Regional Elections.Nandlall, in an interview shortly after the vote, said, “Naturally, I am disappointed. You don’t ever enter a contest thinking you will not win. I thought I would have won. But the Central Committee of the Party did not feel that way.Dr Vindhya PersaudWe have all pledged our commitment to work towards the Party’s victory at the next election. And I’m committed to that… the process was that which we agreed on. It was fair because the collective agreed to it.”For her part, Dr Persaud was one of three candidates to withdraw before the voting began, the others being Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira and former Culture, Youth and Sport Minister, Dr Frank Anthony. Interviewed afterwards, she noted that the process was followed.“I think at this point there was a process and the process was carried. And it allowed the 35-member committee to vote by secret ballot.And it allowed for two people to go towards that process. For me, the next step is looking at the elections and the Party winning.”When asked why she withdrew from the race, Persaud declined to comment. She would only say that while there were varying factors, she would not delve into them.Dr Anthony and Teixeira all declined to comment when they exited Freedom House after the voting, although when pressed, Teixeira noted that “withdrawal does not mean defeat”. She also added that the best man won and that she would be there to support Ali.Also present at Freedom House was former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon.Saturday’s election was conducted by way of secret ballot.According to the PPP, in a statement released later on Saturday, the four other contenders congratulated Ali and pledged their support to working towards a PPP/C victory after the vote.last_img read more

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Fort Nelson

first_imgEnvironment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Fort Nelson region.  See the full text of the warning below. The potential for severe thunderstorm is expected to decrease later this afternoon as the atmosphere begins to stabilize.An upper disturbance advancing from the south is generating very strong easterly winds over the Northern Dempster highway. Winds of 80 km/h with gusts to 100 near the Richardson Mountains will begin to gradually ease tonight. Fort Nelson4:32 AM PDT Monday 20 June 2011Severe thunderstorm watch for Fort Nelson issued- Advertisement -Risk of severe thunderstorms later this morning and this afternoon.This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.A trough of low pressure over Northeastern British Columbia will combine with a moist and very unstable airmass to produce thunderstorms over the Fort Nelson region later this morning and this afternoon. There is potential for some of these storms to become severe. Heavy downpours and large hail are expected to be the main threats although strong winds and intense lightning are also possible.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Tour firm unveils packages for Gor’s Everton trip

first_img“We are delighted to endorse this agency which we believe will make work easy for our fans who have the means to travel to the UK. This is one game that one would not want to miss and it would be fantastic if we filled Goodison Park,” said Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier.All the three packages include a three-night accommodation plan, match entry tickets and private airport and train station transfers.The packages also come with a tour of attractions based on one of the biggest bands in history, The Beatles, since Liverpool is the birthplace of the four members of the band.The match, which will mark the first time that a Kenyan Club plays in the UK, will kick off at 9pm (7pm UK time)Under the packages, fans have a choice of travelling by either Oman Air, British Airways or Emirates. The tour is for November 4 to 7.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans celebrate their win over AFC Leopards on August 25, a win that saw them clinch a 17th Kenyan Premier League title. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – A local travel agency has launched three packages for Gor Mahia fans wishing to travel to the United Kingdom to watch K’Ogalo take on Everton in a one-of-a-kind friendly slated for November 6, at Goodison Park.The agency –Satguru Travel – which has a presence in over 61 countries has kicked off sale of the three different packages ranging from Ksh144,000 to Ksh205,000 for football fans who want to witness this historic game at Goodison Park, Liverpool.last_img read more

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Bradford City sign ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones

first_img1 Former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones Former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones has joined League One side Bradford City.The Australian was released by the Reds at the end of last season and after a long summer searching for a new club, the shot stopper has penned a one-year deal at Valley Parade.Jones made just 26 appearances in five years at Anfield but did replace out-of-form Simon Mignolet for a short period last term.However, injury cut short Jones’ chance to establish himself as Liverpool’s new No.1 and Brendan Rodgers opted to release Jones at the end of the campaign.last_img read more

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DDTV: MURPHY SHOWS HIS WONDER-POINT AGAINST DERRY WAS NO FLUKE

first_imgMichael Murphy’s stunning sideline kick against Derry on Sunday, drew comparisons with the famous Maurice Fitzgerald point for Kerry against Dublin in 2001.  However, in this video for the AIB Club Championships, it shows Murphy attempting to recreate that stunning effort by Fitzgerald.He did at the first time of asking in Sunday’s Ulster SFC quarter-final against Derry, but how did he get when he tried it on the training pitch.Simply click on the video above, and see how the Donegal captain performs.  DDTV: MURPHY SHOWS HIS WONDER-POINT AGAINST DERRY WAS NO FLUKE was last modified: May 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:DDTVMaurice FitzgeraldMichael MurphynewsSportWonder-pointlast_img read more

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England’s expected starting line-up for World Cup opener v Tunisia

first_img 2 Southgate has been using training to refine England’s tactical shape This is England’s expected starting XI against Tunisia The Times say Southgate will pick an attacking line-up against Nabil Maaloul’s side, with Jordan Henderson set to start in the holding midfield role ahead of Eric Dier due to his creative abilities when in possession.Southgate has been using training sessions to continually improve England’s ability to play his preferred 5-3-2 system, which appears more like a 5-1-2-1-1 when put into action.One team selected in training, featuring a number of key players, included Harry Maguire, the centre-back, and full-back Ashley Young, though Southgate still could decide to replace that pair with Gary Cahill and Danny Rose respectively. 2 England’s expected starting line-up for their World Cup opener against Tunisia has leaked three days before the Group G clash in Volgograd.Gareth Southgate, the manager, could hand nine players their World Cup debuts, with only Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling holding World Cup experience in a leaked Three Lions’ XI. Only four players in the expected starting XI, Sterling, Harry Kane, Kyle Walker and Dele Alli, featured in Iceland’s defeat of England which ended the Three Lions’ Euro 2016 campaign two years ago.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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Governor making late push for votes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – The special-election campaign entered its final frenzied hours this weekend as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his opponents overwhelmed voters with messages about the importance of going to the polls Tuesday. “This is nonstop, 24-hours-a-day campaigning,” Schwarzenegger campaign spokesman Todd Harris said Friday. “To get our reform message out to the public, the governor is literally going to be traveling from one corner of the state to the next over the next several days to talk to voters about how important these reform measures are.” Schwarzenegger took a “Road to Reform” bus tour around Southern California on Saturday, with stops including San Diego, Anaheim and Riverside. Today,he is scheduled to take the campaign bus to Oakdale and Bakersfield, then travel to Los Angeles for a 5 p.m. town-hall forum, televised live on KTTV-Fox Channel 11. Monday, he is scheduled to fly to a half-dozen events around the state before holding his own election-night party at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The governor’s opponents, the Alliance for a Better California, launched their own “Truth Squad” bus tour Saturday. Leaders of the major unions representing nurses, teachers and firefighters followed the governor around to his events to provide the public with counters to his arguments. “We’re going to make sure the press and the people there know the truth about the lies he’s saying,” said Shum Preston, spokesman for the California Nurses Association, one of the governor’s chief opponents. Opponents’ activities scheduled todayincluded Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson visiting African-American churches throughout the city. The governor’s opponents, primarily the state’s public-employee unions, are focused heavily on get-out-the-vote efforts, which include precinct walking and phone banking. “I think there are a lot of folks whose minds aren’t mind up, or who are occasional voters,” Preston said. “The fact that we have so many folks who are willing to go out and knock on doors and make phone calls will have a major impact on this election.” Political analysts say a focus on turnout is particularly important in a special election that has no candidates or political parties on the ballot. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson on Friday predicted turnout would be 42 percent of the state’s 15.8 million registered voters. That is far short of the 76 percent in last year’s presidential election or the 61 percent who showed up for the 2003 recall that put Schwarzenegger in office. But it would be an improvement over the previous statewide special election in 1993, when only 36 percent of voters showed up. The state’s electorate is 43percent Democratic and 35percent Republican, with the rest decline-to-state or registered with a minor party. Jack Pitney, a government professor at Claremont McKenna College, said one thing that might help Schwarzenegger is a surge in conservative religious voters who show up to support Proposition 73, the abortion parental notification measure. Some of those voters who might not otherwise have turned out are more likely to support Schwarzenegger’s measures, he said, but might not necessarily have shown up proportionally in polls of likely voters. That said, he added that last-minute campaigning has a limited effect on the electorate. “Last-minute campaigning is less effective than it used to be because so much of the vote comes in by mail,” Pitney said. “But if the election is otherwise tight, the last-minute deciders can tip the difference.” harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916)446-6723last_img read more

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Rare chance to hear Corncrake after tour of nesting sites launched

first_imgPeople across Donegal have been given a rare opportunity to hear the corncrake after a tour of their testing sites was launched.Many people are aware of the serious decline of the Corncrake over the past fifty years. Older generations will recall the Corncrake’s peculiar mating call as the sound of summer. They would have heard it’s rasping voice echoing over the rising meadows.However, people in Donegal may not appreciate that this county holds one of the last two remaining breeding ranges in Ireland. Along with the other main nesting area of west Mayo and Galway, Donegal holds the key to the survival of the Corncrake in Ireland. These two breeding grounds are the fine thread by which the Corncrake is holding on here.The Corncrake is a Summer visitor arriving in April. It likes to stay hidden in long grasses, amongst tall weeds or in damp places. The male makes a shallow nest on the ground concealed in tall vegetation, often in grassland or hayfields.To attract a female he will begin ‘calling’ occasionally during the day on and off again, but more regularly at dusk reaching a steady peak around midnight and continuing till dawn. This call is a loud repetitive grating sound of ‘krek krek’, from which the scientific name of Crex crex is derived.This distinctive call is often the only indication of the Corncrake’s presence. It is used by wildlife authorities to count their numbers. When the female arrives she usually lays between 8 and 12 eggs that are cream-coloured with blotches of darker colours. After three weeks downy black chicks hatch out. In September it heads off escaping the northern winter by flying 10,000km to south-eastern Africa.For those keen to hear the distinctive call of the secretive and elusive Corncrake there will be a unique opportunity with a series of five night time tours taking place through June and into July this year organised by The Glasshouses in Killult, Falcarragh; natithegloine.com.These tours will provide a greater insight into the corncrake as they will be preceded by a talk about this increasingly rare bird. The Saturday night talks by a local Corncrake and wildlife expert will take place on the 9th, 16th, & 23rd June, & 7th & 14th of July, those interested in coming along can call (074) 918 0994 or (086) 822 0404.If you see or hear a Corncrake please report it to the Corncrake Conservation Project; Marie: 087 656 3527 for Glemcolmcille to Falcarragh and the Islands, or Andy: 089 417 1384 for Dunfanaghy to Inishowen.Rare chance to hear Corncrake after tour of nesting sites launched was last modified: June 7th, 2018 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:Corncrakedonegaltourslast_img read more

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