Wizards’ John Wall on injury: ‘God is telling me something’

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:08‘Andas wall’ prevents blocking of Black Nazarene image02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban02:14Carpio 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 View comments Pistons send Knicks reeling to 15th straight loss Washington Wizards guard John Wall greets fans after the team’s NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 119-106. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON— John Wall has a history of trying to play through pain. His latest setback is forcing the Washington Wizards guard to take a different approach.“I guess God is telling me something,” Wall said Friday night about the ruptured Achilles tendon that will force him to miss at least the majority of the 2019-20 season. “To sit down and get yourself fully healthy. I’ve played through injuries my whole career. I know a lot of people who played through injuries and don’t sit down. That’s one thing I don’t like to do. If something that’s nagging or not broken, I want to play. I guess it kind of caught up to me.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Wall suffered the Achilles injury after slipping and falling at home.“I understand I had an infection and getting off antibiotics, I felt like something wasn’t going right,” Wall said. “I slipped, but I don’t think that’s the main reason. … My pain was still the same. I didn’t have discomfort.”Wall averaged 20.7 points and 8.2 assists in 32 games this season. He played in only 41 games last season, during which he had an operation on his left knee. Wall also had surgery on both knees in 2016.The injury prompted the Wizards to shake up the roster and shed salary by trading away Otto Porter Jr. and Markieff Morris. In Wall’s absence, Bradley Beal has thrived as Washington’s top scoring option.“I felt like he should have been an All Star starter, with the numbers he’s put up and carrying this team throughout the year,” Wall said of Beal. “You don’t see too many other guards doing that other than probably James Harden.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Wall was already out for the season after having surgery to repair bone spurs in his left heel. The rupture in his tendon was discovered by a team doctor during a follow-up procedure to clean out an infection. His recovery time has been estimated at 11 to 15 months.“I didn’t want to hear it,” Wall said of the diagnosis. “I’m kind of glad it happened now instead of when I’m four or five months ahead in recovery, trying to get back on the court, and it happens then.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt’s not clear what the injury will mean for a point guard who relies so heavily on his speed and athleticism. But Wall, whose $170 million “supermax” contract extension kicks starting next season, is optimistic about his future.“All the people that talk negative like ‘You’re not coming back,’ that just motivates me even more,” Wall said. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Lusignan Mega Golf Open set for August 4-5

first_imgAfter a long hiatus, the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) will be staging its Lusignan Golf Open, which is set to tee off from August 4-5.The Lusignan greens will come alive August 4-5Originally the tournament which was regarded as the championship event within the fraternity before being replaced by the Guyana Open Cup, the tourney permits any player with a verified handicap to participate. Non-members, except for Lusignan residents and caddies, will pay greens fees in addition to tournament fees.It is the first look at the talented players who are expected to compete in the Guyana Open set for November 3-4, 2018. Prizes for longest drive and nearest to the pin on Day 2 will be showcased at the conclusion of the round.All players will compete in front of the crowds at tee box #1 for the long drive title down fairway #1 and then hit to the #9 green from the #1 tee box for nearest to the pin.Some 22 companies are set to be a part of the Lusignan Open and will be on hand to promote their products and services. Lots of prizes will be given away to winners and spectators as organisers seek to make this a fun-filled weekend for everyone.Members are asked to support their club by selling at least 10 barbecue tickets so that it can fund the summer programme for new players and children. Over 70 members/players on the roster are expected to join in and make the fundraising efforts a success.Barbecue will be available for pick-up on Sunday from 12:00h and each ticket is eligible to win one of over $200,000 in prizes. The LGC is also calling on any member or friend of the club who wishes to promote their business or services to do so during the Lusignan Open. Contact can be made with Philip on #tel 220-5660 to arrange for set-up of your booth/tent/banners or table.Calendar of Events:Registration completed by 16:00h on August 2. Registration fee is $7000Confirmed registrants will attend a cocktail/media event at the clubhouse on Friday, August 3 at 18:00h. Draw will be announced.Practice rounds will be played on FridayPlay commences at 12:30h on Saturday and 10:00h on SundayLunch and snacks will be provided along with cold beverages on the course during playAwards ceremony will commence at 16:00h on SundayPrizes for Best Gross Overall places 1-3 and Best Net in all three flights for places 1-3last_img read more

‘Ghost Rider’ collects No. 1 at box office

first_imgSatan’s bounty hunter has looted the wallets of moviegoers. “Ghost Rider,” Sony’s comic-book adaptation starring Nicolas Cage as a motorcycle stunt driver moonlighting as a collector of evil souls for the devil, debuted as the top weekend movie with $44.5million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Debuting in second place with $22.1million was Disney’s “Bridge to Terabithia,” based on the children’s novel about a boy and girl who create an elaborate fantasy land to escape from the troubles of the real world. The movies bumped off the previous weekend’s No.1 flick, DreamWorks’ Eddie Murphy comedy “Norbit,” which slipped to third place with $16.8million, lifting its total to $58.9million. Based on the Marvel Comic books, “Ghost Rider” delivered Hollywood’s biggest opening so far this year, topping the $34.2million debut for “Norbit.” “Ghost Rider” was the best opening weekend ever for Cage, beating the $35.1million debut of “National Treasure.” “Ghost Rider” also extended Hollywood’s winning streak with comic-book adaptations, a genre some critics have said would eventually play itself out. “I think as long as stories are being told in a way that audiences embrace them, you can go for a long, long, long, long time,” said Rory Bruer, head of distribution at Sony. Coming this summer are two big comic-book sequels, Sony’s “Spider-Man 3” and 20th Century Fox’s “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Premiering at No.4 with $14million was the Warner Bros. romance “Music and Lyrics,” starring Hugh Grant as a washed-up pop singer and Drew Barrymore as his unlikely songwriting partner. The Lionsgate romance “Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls” opened in fifth place with $12.1million, a sharp drop from filmmaker Perry’s February releases the last two years, 2006’s “Madea’s Family Reunion,” which premiered with $30million, and 2005’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” which debuted with $21.9million. Universal’s spy thriller “Breach” debuted at No.6 with $10.4million. It stars Chris Cooper as Robert Hanssen, the FBI man caught in 2001 for selling secrets to Russia, and Ryan Phillippe as a young bureau operative who helps bring him down. Though trashed by critics, “Ghost Rider” helped pull Hollywood out of its box-office doldrums, with overall revenues rising for the first time in six weekends. The top 12 movies took in $141.4million, up 28percent from the same weekend last year. “This is the weekend that could turn the tide and get us going in the right direction,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. last_img read more

Tunisia keeper sorry for stroppy reaction to shootout sub

first_img0Shares0000Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen (L) was furious at being replaced ahead of the penalty shootout © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOCAIRO, Egypt, Jul 10 – Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen apologised Tuesday for his furious reaction to being substituted ahead of a penalty shootout against Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations.Hassen, 24, was replaced by Farouk Ben Mustapha right at the end of extra time in Monday’s last 16 clash that Tunisia won 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Ismailia. “I want to come back on yesterday’s incident and I will start first of all by offering an apology to the coach, my teammates as well as the supporters of the national team,” Hassen tweeted, putting his “regrettable reaction” down to the “pressure of the match”.The incident was reminiscent of this year’s English League Cup final when Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to come off ahead of a shootout eventually won by Manchester City.Hassen, however, begrudgingly made way for Ben Mustapha, whose save from Caleb Ekuban proved the difference as Tunisia prevailed to set up a meeting with surprise quarter-finalists Madagascar.“I’m committed to having a positive attitude and cohesive spirit for the rest of my career with the Carthage Eagles,” he promised.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool pre-season friendlies 2016/16: Who the Reds will face this summer

first_img 9 Thursday, July 28: Chelsea at the Rose Bowl, California – Kick off 4am (BST) – Set your alarm for this one. Liverpool take on the Blues in California as they participate in the International Champions Cup. Jurgen Klopp will get an early chance to pit his wits against new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and a win will not only give them bragging rights but may well give the German the upper hand during the season. Friday, July 8: Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park – Kick off 7pm (BST) – The opening match of Liverpool’s pre-season sees them take on their neighbours in a clash which is unlikely to feature many – if any – top stars. Those involved in Euro 2016 action will definitely be out but it will give some youngsters the chance to impress Jurgen Klopp. Tuesday, August 2: Roma at Busch Stadium, Missouri – Kick off 1:30am (BST) – Next on the America road trip is a clash with another Italian team. This time they face Luciano Spalletti’s side in a ground usually used to house the St Louis Cardinals baseball team. It’s also in a central state, rather than out on the west coast. 9 9 9 9 9 Saturday, August 6: Barcelona at Wembley – Kick off 5pm (BST) – With no Champions League spot this season, Liverpool have ensured they will test themselves against the best in a pre-season friendly. Klopp’s men will take on the Spanish champions in London one week before the new Premier League campaign begins. Jurgen Klopp’s first full Premier League season as Liverpool boss gets underway in just over a month.With three signings already made, it’s an exciting time on Merseyside for supporters who will be hoping for a top four challenge at the very least.Unfortunately there will be no pre-season friendlies at Anfield this summer as the stadium renovation continues.Instead, after a quick tour around England, they will got to America to participate in the International Champions Cup, before stopping off in London and Germany.But who will they play? Click the right arrow above to see who Liverpool will play in their pre-season friendlies this summer… 9 Wednesday, July 13: Fleetwood Town at Highbury Stadium – Kick off 7pm (BST) – Another early match unlikely to feature many stars is this fixture with the Cod Army. Jurgen Klopp may well want to sniff about for another Jamie Vardy, mind you. He spent one season with the club in 2011/12. 9 9 Sunday, July 31: AC Milan at Levi’s Stadium, California – Kick off 3am (BST) – After Pasadena, it’s onto Santa Clara as they take on Serie A side Milan. They’ve got a new boss in Vincenzo Montella and will want to make a big impression against the Reds. Sunday, July 17: Wigan Athletic at DW Stadium – Kick off 4pm (BST) – Once a Premier League fixture, the Latics are a Championship side after winning League One last time out. It’s also going to be a great opportunity to have a good sing-a-long given Wigan is the home of Euro 2016 sensation Will Grigg. Terrifying. Wednesday, July 20: Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium – Kick off 7:45 (BST) – Liverpool will take on the Terriers in their last pre-season friendly before gallivanting off to the United States to take part in the International Champions Cup. Sunday, August 7: Mainz at the Opel Arena – Kick off 2.45pm (BST) – To celebrate the opening of Mainz’s new stadium, Liverpool will trot over to Germany and face Klopp’s former club, where he played and managed for 18 years. It also helps that Klopp is an Opel brand ambassador.last_img read more

Celtic’s UCL qualifying defeat is ‘no embarrassment’, insists Brendan Rodgers

first_imgBrendan Rodgers claimed there was ‘no embarrassment’ in losing his first game as Celtic boss 1-0 against part-time Lincoln Red Imps in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier at the Victoria Stadium.The Parkhead side were stunned when striker Lee Casciaro, who had scored Gibraltar’s first international goal against Scotland at Hampden in 2015, sensationally put the part-timers ahead in the 47th minute.Hoops striker Leigh Griffiths hit woodwork twice as the visitors battled back but the home side held out for a result which ranks as the most embarrassing in Celtic’s European history, although the Scottish champions will fancy their chances in the return game in Glasgow next week.Asked if there were red faces in the dressing room, the former Liverpool boss, who took over from Ronny Deila in May, said: “No. There is obvious disappointment.“There is no embarrassment. It was a tough game in tough conditions. We didn’t take our chances, they took their chance.“We dominated and created enough chances to score. Sometimes it can happen, obviously with the pitch, an awkward bounce and all of a sudden the player is in, it’s into the floor and goes in.“We have seen enough to see that we can get through in the second leg. Of course you are disappointed to lose.“It was difficult, of course. They set up 5-4-1. And it doesn’t matter the team, the level. Teams have good organisation, 11 players behind the ball.“Throw the pitch into that, it’s very, very tough for the players.“But we created enough chances, their keeper made fantastic saves. It gives us a bit of work to do in the second leg.”Rodgers’ message to Celtic fans, over 300 of whom were in the tiny stadium which was not full to its 2,000 capacity, was to “stay calm”.He said: “Celtic fans expect us to get through into the group stages. It was disappointing but the players gave everything they had.“The message to them (fans) is to stay calm. This is a good group of players, they are working hard and in a week’s time we will need them.“I always thought this qualification phase would be based on the second leg at home, so we will need that support and hopefully get the job done next week.“They were never in command. We were the team with dominance. What we lacked was the final touch, the final ball.“I’m not really (shocked). I’ve been around the game often enough, I know these results can happen. We stay calm. We need to put in a performance next week,“The result here complicates it a bit for us. We move on to next week.” Brendon Rodgers saw his Celtic side lose in Gibraltar 1last_img read more


first_imgNAOMH CONAILL GAA CLUB NEWS: There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,5, 16 and 23. Two prizes of €50 went to Mary Gallagher Ardaghey and Hugh Gallagher Narin Road. This weeks jackpot is €3,200.Well done to our U12 team who had a very comprehensive victory over Killybegs in the U12 championship final on Monday evening and well done also to the B team who won their final.Commiserations to the third team who were beaten in the junor B championship by the narrowest of margins by St Eunans on Sunday. St Eunans 1-07 0-09 Naomh Conaill. The Naomh Conaill 5k run/walk will take place on Friday 9th August @ 7pm starting from the clubhouse. Come out and support your local club by running/walking or take along the buggy. Small kids are welcome to take their bikes to cycle along with a walker. Registration is from 6pm. There is ample parking and full changing/shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run/walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the children busy. Entry fee is €8 for adult and €3 for under 16’s.All tickets ordered for the quarter final Donegal v Mayo must be collected in the clubhouse on Friday evening between 7 & 8pm.Good luck to the Donegal senior football team especially the Naomh Conaill lads when they take on Mayo in the All Ireland quarter final this Sunday in Croke park.  GAA NEWS: NAOMH CONAILL U-12 TEAMS IMPRESS was last modified: July 30th, 2013 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:GAA NEWS: NAOMH CONAILL U-12 TEAMS IMPRESSlast_img read more

Track & Field Heads To Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

first_img Meet Schedule Following the Husker Invitational, the Bulldogs will travel to Brookings, S.D. for the SDSU Indoor Classic, hosted by South Dakota State. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs travel to the Bob Devaney Sports Center to face stiff competition from more than 10 teams including the No. 12 Wisconsin women and No. 21 Iowa State women as well as host Nebraska, Arizona State, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri State, North Dakota, Pittsburgh State and UCF. Saturday Heat Sheets Competition begins Friday with field events beginning at 4:30 p.m. and track events beginning at 6 p.m. The teams will resume Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. The Drake University track and field teams continue their strong 2018 campaign Feb. 2-3 at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, hosted by the University of Nebraska. Last weekend at the Messersmith Invitational, Drake team 11 top-five finishes and seven personal bests. The women’s team was led by senior Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) who recorded a career-best jump of 18-10.75 to take second in the long jump. Rolle’s jump was the sixth longest in Drake history, besting her own mark from over a year ago by two inches. Rolle also took third in the triple jump at 38-4.25. Friday Heat Sheets On the men’s side junior Aaron Chier (Belgium, Wis.) took third-place in the 200 meters with a time of 22.20 while sophomore Deonne Witherspoon (South Bend, Ind.) finished fourth with a personal-best time of 22.40. Sophomore Xavier Lechleitner (Edgar, Wis.) also recorded a career-best in the 800 meters to finish fourth. Live Results Story Linkslast_img read more

Jean Barton: US beef on shelves in South Korea stores

first_imgGranddaughter Erin Borror works as an economist for the U.S. Meat Export Federation and was excited about the news that the 13 Costco warehouses in Korea will be selling 100 percent U.S. chilled beef. This means 15,000 metric tons of U.S. beef new business for American beef producers. The average weight of a live beef is 1,370 pounds. The following is the press release from USMEF.The U.S. Meat Export Federation (www.USMEF.org) is the trade association responsible for developing international …last_img

At long last, Humboldt State softball will get to play a home series this weekend

first_imgArcata >> Almost identical to last season, the Humboldt State softball team has played all of its first 10 conference games anywhere but at its home field.That, as the middle of March is almost here, is about to change.Seriously, this isn’t a drill.Following postponements due to weather, playing home games on the road because of rain and having a three-week break in between the opening season and its next slotted games, Humboldt State will finally get a chance to play a game within Humboldt …last_img