Bol Bol slides to 2nd round, heads to Denver after NBA draft day swap

first_imgRio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Funny, Bol actually studied Jokic’s game to become a better passing big man.“He’s a very great player,” Bol said. “The Nuggets were a very great team last season. Very excited to be a part of the team.”The Nuggets are coming off a 54-28 season in which they earned the No. 2 seed in the West. They made it to the conference semifinals before losing to Portland in Game 7. Denver has a young nucleus that includes Michael Porter Jr., the No. 14 selection last June who sat out the 2018-19 season. Porter was considered a top-five selection before a back injury limited him to three games at Missouri in 2017-18. The 6-foot-10 Porter slid to the Nuggets, who felt his talent was work the risk. A year ago, Porter underwent a second back surgery that sidelined him again.He is making big strides and expected to play in the Sumer League next month.“Fantastic,” Connelly said when asked how Porter’s progressing. “We want to temper expectations but he looks healthier than he’s been in a long, long time.”Porter’s rebound from his back injury is a reason why the Nuggets felt so confident in taking a gamble on Bol.“It made us more comfortable,” Connelly said. “When you get a guy with the tools like Bol Bol, it’s hard not to be excited.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Looking to add scoring punch, Warriors acquire Michigan guard Jordan Poole LATEST STORIES View comments The Oregon center’s wait to hear his name called lasted longer than he anticipated. That’s OK — simply more fuel.Denver acquired the draft rights to Bol at No. 44 from the Miami Heat on Thursday night in exchange for a future second-round pick and cash considerations.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBy Bol’s calculation, he figured he’d go in the middle — possibly toward the end — of the first round even with a foot injury. His drop into the middle of the second round left him frustrated.“My biggest takeaway, I honestly don’t know,” said Bol, who spent the entire first round in the green room. Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks MOST READ Oregon’s Bol Bol smiles before the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)DENVER — Bol Bol stands 7-foot-2 with a 7-7 wingspan.That grudge? Even wider.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Part of the reason for his free fall may have something to do with this: Bol was limited to nine games with Oregon last season due to a stress fracture in his left foot. Still, the 19-year-old native of Khartoum, Sudan, averaged 21 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks.“My foot is 100 percent healed,” Bol said. “I just recently started to get back on the court about a month ago.”Although the Nuggets didn’t have a pick in the draft, they tried to enter into the draft at various points throughout the evening. Each time, the price was too steep. But Bol was a player they couldn’t pass up. He’s the son of the late Manute Bol, who played 10 seasons for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and the Heat.“We’re not concerned as to why he fell. We feel very fortunate that he fell,” Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said. “We were fortunate to add another young piece, a guy that we thought pretty highly of.”Bol figures to form quite a tandem in the middle with Nuggets All-Star Nikola Jokic.ADVERTISEMENT 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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Petron takes breezy path to semifinals

first_imgUp against a team that lost all its preliminary round matches, the Blaze Spikers had the luxury of going through their roster and, according to top setter Rhea Dimaculangan, even worked on their plays during the lopsided match.Petron will next face the  winner of the Generika-Cignal quarterfinal duel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“This is a good headstart for us going to the semifinals,” said Dimaculangan, who distributed 27 excellent sets while contributing three points. “We also managed to practice our lapses from previous games so for sure we are more ready in the next game.”Petron will be equipped with a twice-to-beat shield in the semifinals that will start on Tuesday. Ramirez wants SEA Games advertised Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Petron knew it would be too much to handle for Marinerang Pilipina, so much so that the two-time defending champion used the game as a live test of its capabilities on the way to an easy 25-18, 25-13, 25-11 victory on Thursday that clinched a semifinal berth in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LATEST STORIES ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon For Dimaculangan’s longtime teammate Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, the dominating win was a product of familiarity with one another.“We know each other very much and we have good communication,” said Pontillas, who scored 15 points for the Blaze Spikers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Valley commercial space snapped up

first_imgThat’s because the first four floors on the second building have been preleased, said John Sabourin, senior managing director at Studley, a commercial real estate firm in charge of leasing. The fact that the second building is leasing up before the first is a matter of timing. Sabourin said that the software company Intuit plans to move some operations from Calabasas to Warner Center next spring, so the second building was a good option. When finished, the seven-building complex will have more than 1 million square feet of office space. So far, 98 percent of the space has been leased, Sabourin said. Deals are poppin’ in the West and East Valley. They topped out a 255,000-square-foot building in Warner Center last week and one with the same size footprint is half finished. Don’t expect commercial vacancy rates to spike, though. The vacancy rate in this market is about 9 percent – which is basically full – but it won’t likely blink at 510,000 more square feet of space becoming available in the next nine months. “The labor pool in the San Fernando Valley is excellent; it provides great executive housing and great housing for the rest of the work force,” he said of the area. And over in Burbank, Champion Development Group has signed four retail tenants to leases at its Burbank Collection, a mixed-use development currently under construction in the city’s downtown. Skechers USA Inc. leased 2,091 square feet for a retail operation. The new store will be the company’s eighth store in the Los Angeles area. It favors high-traffic destinations such as Times Square in New York City and Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles. The restaurant Johnny Rockets leased 1,341 square feet at the complex. Caf Venizie took 1,469 square feet and Amuse Jewelry 1,469 square feet. “With the residential component of the Burbank Collection more than 60 percent sold, we’re turning our attention to signing the proper mix of soft goods, apparel and lifestyle retail tenants with convenience and sit-down-table restaurants,” said Robert Champion, president of Champion Development. “We are carefully assembling a tenant mix that meets the needs of our residents and complements the downtown Burbank shopping district.” Christine Deschaine, principal with the retail specialty of Lee & Associates L.A. North, is handling leasing at the complex. It takes up a city block bounded by Magnolia Boulevard, San Fernando Boulevard, Orange Grove Avenue and First Street. It also includes 118 condominiums, including 60 luxury lofts. The residential units have more than 30 floor plans ranging in size from 600 to 2,200 square feet with a mixture of studios, one, two and three bedroom condominiums and loft units. They are priced from $714,000 to $1.2 million. This is the second phase of the AMC-16 development project, called Burbank Entertainment Village, a $90 million urban infill mixed use development. The first phase was developed by Kansas City, Mo.-based theatrical exhibition AMC Entertainment Inc. and completed in July 2003. It is anchored by a 16-screen AMC Megaplex. Eateries in this phase include the Macaroni Grill, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Coldstone Creamery are among the tenants that occupy the 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space in Phase One. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Cyclist sergeant wins a bicycle in charity raffle

first_imgThe charity uses the 999 police code for urgent assistance. “We thought it was fitting to apply to the fund,” sheriff’s Deputy Dave Jennings said. “These kids need help urgently.” Jennings said the raffle helped the department exceed a $1,000 goal the department established for each unit, raising $1,355 for the fund. Units consist mostly of sheriff’s stations. Bistline took home a glistening silver aluminum mountain bike Thursday from Acton’s Bicycle John’s, which donated the bike. “I love cycling, and my bike was due for an overhaul, ” Bistline said. ACTON – Sgt. Kyle Bistline is an avid cyclist who heads the Palmdale sheriff’s station’s bicycle patrol. So it was that much more appropriate that Bistline’s first-place prize in the station’s internal raffle was a new mountain bike – even though he bought just one $1 ticket. The raffle benefited the Sheriff Department’s “999 for Kids” charity for physically and mentally disabled foster children who are victims of abuse and neglect. The department started the charity in 1985 to fund items for these special-needs children such as wheelchairs, computers and classes. Other prizes included a round of golf for a foursome at Rancho Vista Golf Course, and a wine package from Agua Dulce Vineyards. Bicycle John’s owner Mike Grace donated the raffle’s top prize for a second straight year. “We have a really good relationship with the sheriff’s (deputies) and we just felt that it’s important to help these children any way we can,” Grace said. Anyone interested in contributing to the fund can send checks payable to “999 for Kids” to the Sheriff’s Relief Association, 11515 S. Colima Road, Building B, Whittier, 90604. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Shearer: ‘Hopeless’ Newcastle are going down ‘without a fight’

first_img Newcastle were beaten again at the weekend and look set for relegation 1 Newcastle legend Alan Shearer says his former club are ‘hopeless’ and are going down ‘without a fight’. The Geordies lost again at the weekend and their chances of staying up now look very grim. Rafa Benitez’s side are six points adrift of Norwich, who occupy 17th – the last safe spot. But Shearer’s main gripe is the manner in which they capitulated against Southampton. Shearer told The Sun: “If Newcastle are going down, they could at least go down with a fight.“At Southampton on Saturday they showed no fight at all until it was obvious they could not win.“They were hopeless for the first 45 minutes and by the time they did improve slightly in the second half, it was already too late.“I saw the match on TV at Augusta, where I have been out to watch The Masters this weekend.“As you would expect, I got plenty of stick, with Nottingham Forest fan Lee Westwood popping in and shouting across the room ‘Can you sort me tickets for Newcastle-Forest next year?’”last_img read more

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‘A complete fraud and a coward of a manager!’ – Fans criticise Manuel Pellegrini

first_img Manuel Pellegrini watches on as City lose to Madrid 1 Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday night, losing 1-0 to Real Madrid.While losing to Los Blancos is not something that usually can be criticised, City’s manner of losing was shocking.The Premier League club were well below-par, appearing as if they had no interest in even trying to get to the final.There are likely many reasons for this poor performance, and many have directed blame at head coach Manuel Pellegrini for failing to set his team up correctly for such an important game.The Chilean boss has been on the receiving end of a wealth of critisicm, and we collect some of the best reactions below…last_img read more

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Steaua Bucharest 0-5 Man City: Aguero bags hat-trick despite two penalty misses

first_imgSerio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City put one foot into the Champions League Group Stage with a commanding victory away to Steaua Bucharest.Pep Guardiola’s side, who were again without the benched Joe Hart took the lead through David Silva, despite two Aguero penalty misses.Aguero managed to eventually find the net before the break with Nolito getting his first City goal minutes into the second half.The Argentine added his second and third to atone for his earlier misses as City romped home in impressive fashion ahead of next week’s second leg.Despite leaving around £109m worth of talent at home, Guardiola’s side shot out of the blocks with a rejuvenated Raheem Sterling winning a seventh minute penalty as Muniru Sulley brought him down.However, Aguero missed the opportunity to score his second spot kick in as many games with Nolito thumping the follow-up against the crossbar and out.On 13 minutes Sterling showed a great show of pace to rob Alin Tosca of the ball and set up Silva to break the deadlock from close range.  Not satisfied with one, City pushed hard for a second and Aleksandar Kolarov won them yet another penalty on 20 minutes.Unbelievably, inconceivably, Aguero missed again from the resulting spot kick though, hammering the ball over the bar.Kolarov struck the bar on 38 minutes before Aguero finally found the net with a beautifully placed shot from a classy Sterling set up to make it 3-0 at half time.And it was more of the same after the break as Nolito rounded the goalkeeper to add a third after an eye-of-the-needle pass by Kevin De Bruyne.Aguero made it four with ten minutes remaining after an intricate passing move involving Nolito before the Argentinian bagged his second.With two minutes of the 90 left, Aguero completed his eighth Manchester City hat-trick with his low shot hitting the post and nestling into the corner of the net to complete the rout. Sergio Aguero scored three after missing two first-half penalties 1last_img read more

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‘Roy should have shown more faith in me’ – Ross Barkley blasts ex-England boss

first_img1 Everton midfielder Ross Barkley didn’t see a minute of action in France Roy Barkley has slammed former Roy Hodsgon for his role at Euro 2016, saying the former England manager should have shown faith in him.The Everton midfielder was named in Hodgson’s 23-man squad for the tournament in France but did not see any action as England suffered an embarrassing exit at the hands of Iceland.Barkley was one of only two outfield players not used by Hodgson, who stepped down immediately after the last-16 defeat.The 22-year-old said he was ‘devastated’ by his lack of game time, but has vowed to use that disappointment as motivation to kick on to the next level.“I’d played a lot in the qualifiers, scored as many as the midfielders there at the time and was devastated I didn’t get any game time,” Barkley said in an interview with The Times.“Roy could have shown more faith in me. “I was working my hardest – doing double sessions – but wasn’t playing. I felt I wasn’t important to the squad and that’s not a nice feeling.“I’d never like to be in that position again. I’m going to use what happened in the summer to kick me on this season to get to the next level which I believe I’ll get to.”New England boss Sam Allardyce names his first squad on Sunday – for a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on September 4 – which Barkley is likely to feature in after a strong start to the season with Everton.And the 22-year-old is excited to work with the former Sunderland boss.Barkley added: “Sam’s positive. He’s a winner. I played against his Sunderland team [on May 11]. They weren’t in the greatest form, were battling relegation, but they were solid and won 3-0.“You can see he has a winner’s mentality and that will be great for England.”last_img read more

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Transfer ALERT! English clubs tracking Ben Arfa after being DROPPED by PSG

first_img Ben Arfa has been accused of a lack of effort in training by PSG 1 Hatem Ben Arfa has been left out of the latest Paris Saint-Germain squad leaving Leicester and other Premier League clubs on red alert.According to GFFN, the Frenchman was dropped from Unai Emery’s squad after claiming the 29-year-old doesn’t work hard enough in training.Ben Arfa has also recently missed PSG’s Champions League clash with Arsenal and league fixture against SM Caen.The former Newcastle and Hull winger could well return to the Premier League on an initial loan deal, if he remains out-of-favour under Emery.Leicester made enquiries in the summer before Ben Arfa joined PSG from Nice and may launch another bid to land the Frenchman in January.last_img read more

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Spanish castle to house academics

first_imgMORGAN HILL, Calif. – Think of it as the ultimate ivory tower for academics: a castle inspired by Spain’s Alhambra, lavished with sun-dappled courtyards, artisan-crafted frescoes, grottos, fountains and a patio with 12 marble lions that spit water every hour on the hour. But instead of housing nobles atop an Iberian hill, the newest fortress will serve as a quiet retreat for mathematicians next to a golf course in suburban Silicon Valley. The castle, which the Morgan Hill City Council approved last month, will be the new headquarters of the American Institute of Mathematics. It’s expected to be complete by 2009. The institute and castle are the brainchild of electronics retailer John Fry, who owns the nearby links and plans to donate his impressive collection of historical documents – including original math texts and writings of Nobel Prize winners such as Albert Einstein – to the institute’s library. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Fry, the media-shunning co-founder and chief executive of Fry’s Electronics Inc., refused requests to be interviewed about the castle he’s funding. The 167,000-square-foot palace – bigger than a typical Wal-Mart – is rumored to cost more than $50 million, although people involved in the project admit no one will know the true cost until it’s finished. The retail magnate, who studied math at Santa Clara University, is taking a hands-on role in everything from the design to the selection of tile artisans and wood workers. He spent five days in the Alhambra, exploring villas, chambers and salons with Scott Stotler, a consultant who for years has been tweaking the design to Fry’s specifications. “We spent so much time there that you could pretty much stick us in a dungeon and I’d know how to get out,” said Stotler, head of Stotler Design Group. Fry’s involvement in the minutia of castle construction doesn’t surprise people who know him. He’s shaped nearly every aspect of his family’s 32-store chain, a nerdy utopia where techno-savvy shoppers can get deals on computer parts, networking equipment and appliances – if they’re willing to overlook abysmal customer service, sketchy refund policies and clerks who make little more than minimum wage. Fry opened the first store in Sunnyvale with his brothers in 1985, and Fry’s Electronics now operates in nine states. The Better Business Bureau routinely pans Fry’s. Consumer advocates berate the stores for luring shoppers with deeply discounted items, then enticing them to buy higher-priced merchandise and make impulse purchases. But Fry’s, which sells everything from microchips to potato chips, has obsessive fans, particularly in Silicon Valley. Fry, who learned about retailing from his grocer father, co-founded the mathematics institute in 1994. Roughly 800 mathematicians go to its campus in Palo Alto each year to ponder math questions. About five years ago, academics from Princeton University and elsewhere convened at the institute to solve one piece of a conundrum known as the “perfect graph conjecture.” It involved an analysis of 2,000 hours of supercomputer calculations from 1976. Fry, who also owns the San Jose SaberCats arena football team, visited numerous castles looking for inspiration for the new headquarters. He fixated on the Alhambra both for aesthetics – it’s considered the best example of Moorish art in Europe – and mathematic symbolism. The Andalusian fortress, built primarily between 1248 and 1354, bursts with geometric patterns in every arabesque, column, garden and reflecting pool. It was built with running water and a medieval climate-control system envied throughout Europe and the Islamic world. “The interesting geometric patterns present throughout the Alhambra’s tiles, ceilings and walls – they’re perfect for mathematicians,” said institute Executive Director Brian Conrey, who hasn’t visited Granada but hopes to go soon. “Mathematicians have a tradition of communing with nature while thinking about deep questions. It’s inspiring to be in a location that lets you ponder the things mathematicians like to think about, and Morgan Hill will be just such a place.” The castle will replace The Flying Lady Ranch, a vacant restaurant on 190 acres of Fry family property south of San Jose. Demolition will begin in October. Stotler emphasized that the math castle is going to be an homage to the Alhambra, not a replica. Although Spanish stone masons and stained-glass artisans will give the place an authentic feel, it will have unabashedly modern touches, including 30,000 square feet of underground parking and a gourmet-industrial kitchen with master chefs from a San Francisco seafood restaurant and a Napa Valley resort. The math castle will include its own version of the Fountain of Lions, the Alhambra’s alabaster basin flanked by 12 white marble lions, which signify strength and courage. In the 15th century, each lion spit a stream of water every hour – a clock far more advanced than any sundial at the time.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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