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Lakers’ Ingram alters shooting stroke, has grown 2 more inches—report

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled The 20-year-old may have taken the task too literally—as he reportedly hit a growth spurt and has grown an inch or two, according to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell.“I think he’s at least 6’10”. He might be 6’11,” Trudell said of Ingram, who was initially listed at 6’9 during his rookie season.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“I think he might be 6’11”, if not 7 feet,” he shared during an episode of ESPN LA’s “Thompson and Trudell Show”.Aside from possibly adding more height to his already rangy frame, Trudell claims that the 2016 2nd overall pick has also altered his shooting mechanics and developed his leg strength. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Brandon Ingram. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Los Angeles Lakers is fully embracing its youth movement in their quest to return as the NBA’s elite.But to be back atop the extremely tough NBA Western Conference, the “Purple and Gold” is heavily dependent on the potential growth of incoming second-year player Brandon Ingram.ADVERTISEMENT Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilas Ingram’s improvement was on display during the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, but had to sit out the rest of the tourney after just one game due to an injury.Since then, the sports journalist said the lanky forward has progressed even more.“You’re just going to have to take my word for it for now until you watch him play,” Trudell said. “I think you’re going to be very pleasantly surprised to see Brandon Ingram.” Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:NBA: Brandon Ingram is the only ‘untouchable’ Laker, says Magic JohnsonADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 View commentslast_img read more

Wheatbelt Baseball League update

first_img**SubmittedPeace River rode a solid performance on the mound, and a couple RBI’s from the same guy, Tim Clayton, to a 3-nothing win over Rycroft in the Wheatbelt Baseball League last night.The rematch from last season’s finals improved the Stampeders to 2 and 0 this year, and drops the Rage to 2 and 2.- Advertisement -A couple more Wheatbelt games tonight.  The Rage are back at it.  They go into Grimshaw to face the 2 and 1 Huskies. While out in Dawson, the Beaverlodge Royals host Fort St. John.last_img read more

Peace communities to help build BC Hydro non-profit fund

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Communities around the Peace have been invited to help establish BC Hydro’s Peace Region Non-Profit Community Fund.The City of Fort St. John, along with Chief Administrative Officers in Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, Taylor, and the Peace River Regional District, was sent a letter from BC Hydro’s Erin Halos, with follow-up steps.According to the letter, the Fund was discussed in January.- Advertisement -BC Hydro was also seeking to establish a 10-person committee to make decisions on behalf of the region, in regards to the Fund.From each community, the committee would need one appointed person from within the local government — either on staff or council — and one person from the region with a good understanding of non-profit organizations and social needs.The letter also featured draft terms for the committee and communities.Advertisementlast_img read more

KCB, Coca-cola splash Sh750,000 for SJAK Sports Day

first_img0Shares0000KCB head of corporate communications manager Peter Mwaura hands over a Sh750,000 cheque to SJAK president Chris Mbaisi. PHOTO/SJAKNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27 – Kenya Commercial Bank and soft drink company Coca-Cola have splashed Sh750,000 for this year’s Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Day to be staged at the Kasarani Stadium on October 13.KCB will be the headline sponsors of the tournament after handing in a cheque of Sh500,000 while Coca-Cola will sponsor the event to a tune of Sh250,000. “We are happy that we are finally doing this because it was long overdue. We had initially planned to do this in July but because of various factors including the tight calendar of our line of duty, we had to look for a new date,” said SJAK president Chris Mbaisi.The event had been scheduled to coincide with the World Sports Journalists Day on July 2.KCB has sponsored all three previous events including in 2016 when the Association invited their counterparts from Tanzania to celebrate the day at the Railway Club in Nairobi.“We are glad to be sponsoring this event because it is our way of appreciating the media. They have been at the centre of telling our stories as KCB bank over the years and this is why we decided to sponsor this day and also give them an opportunity of enjoying sports,” KCB head of corporate communications manager Peter Mwaura said during the launch.SJAK president Chris Mbaisi speaks during the launch of the SJAK SPorts Day. PHOTO/SJAKHe added; “The bank is big in sports and we find it important to interact with the sports journalists because they are the ones who tell the story and we are happy to be here.”KCB sponsors a football team which is on the verge of gaining promotion back to the Kenyan premier League, a volleyball team and a rugby team which has dominated the 15s version of the game and are current Kenya Cup champions.KCB also sponsors golf and motorsports.The Sports Day to be held at the Kasarani Stadium will incorporate four disciplines; football, egg and sack race as well as a 4x100m relay race.There will be 18 teams participating in the tournament including Capital FM who are the undisputed champions of five-a-side football in inter-media tournaments as well as a team each from the two sponsors.Winners will be determined by accrued points and they will walk home with Sh75,000 while the second placed team will earn Sh50,000. The second runners up will clinch a cash reward of Sh30,000.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

EDUCATION MINISTER MUST STOP DRAGGING FEET ON SNA ALLOCATIONS – McCONALOGUE

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has called on the Education Minister to explain why SNA allocations for next September have been delayed.Charlie McConalogue TDSchools across the country are still waiting to hear whether they have been granted their requested SNA allocation for next year, despite the fact that almost all of them have already broken up for the summer.Deputy McConalogue said, “The Minster was quick to spin an ‘increase’ in the allocation of SNAs, clearly hoping that people would not notice that the numbers allocated fail to take demographic increases into consideration, and therefore fall far short of what is needed. “Fianna Fáil has repeatedly called on Minister O’Sullivan to increase the allocations to cater for the number of students who require additional educational supports. The Minister has sanctioned 365 new SNA posts, but schools require somewhere in the region of 600 just to maintain the minimum standards of education.”He added it was understood Minister O’Sullivan has put in a request for additional posts to Cabinet and to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.“If this is the case, we would of course welcome this u-turn by the Minister and would urge her to act without delay. Schools need to be advised of their SNA allocation as soon as possible so that they can recruit if necessary and plan for the year ahead.“Parents and teachers have been expressing concerns about the SNA allocations for the year ahead – with many schools worried that they will not be able to cater for the needs of students based on the current allocations. The Minister must take heed of their concerns and fight for these extra resources. SNAs are also being treated unfairly – many still don’t know if they have a job this September because the Minister has not finalised the SNA allocations. “I’m calling on Minister O’Sullivan to expedite this process and secure the necessary funding to ensure that children across the country are given the necessary resources to supports them through the education system.”EDUCATION MINISTER MUST STOP DRAGGING FEET ON SNA ALLOCATIONS – McCONALOGUE was last modified: July 2nd, 2015 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:donegalschoolsSNA allocationlast_img read more

NORTH WEST 10K CHOSEN CHARITIES TO BE UNVEILED

first_imgThe launch of the North West 10k will take place on Tuesday week next when the chosen charities will be revealed.The launch of the race, which once again is sponsored by Donegal Daily and Brian McCormick Sports, will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on March 8th.This is the 20th North West 10k and event organisers say they are delighted to have raised nearly €710,000 for 31 North West beneficiaries to date.NORTH WEST 10K CHOSEN CHARITIES TO BE UNVEILED was last modified: February 25th, 2016 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)last_img read more

HEALTH MINISTER PROMISES TO RETURN TO LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL

first_imgMinister for Health James Reilly has promised he will return to Letterkenny General Hospital after a successful visit to the facility yesterday.Minister Reilly met with management of the hospital and various other groups.A number of cancer groups from across the county met with the Minister to discuss services in Donegal and how they see them going forward. Minister Reilly vowed to return to Letterkenny General as it faces various challenges including a strong financial deficit.Cllr Ciaran Brogan welcomed the Minister’s visit and said he now had a greater realisation of the geographical extent of Donegal.EndsHEALTH MINISTER PROMISES TO RETURN TO LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: July 29th, 2011 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)last_img read more

MAN WHO WAS FIVE TIMES OVER LIMIT TOLD GARDAI HE WAS AN ‘EASY TARGET’

first_imgA man who was five times over the limit asked Gardai for a chance saying he was an “easy target.”Joe McMonagleJoe McMonagle said he was driving a friend home to Brockagh after a   taxi driver had refused to drive them up a rural country road after they had been drinking in Ballybofey. The 39 year old was stopped by Gardai on 9th February, 2013 at Galwolie, Cloghan.McMonagle, from Meeatinney, Fintown, claimed he was only helping a friend when stopped by Gardai.The farmer, who was already disqualified from driving when stopped,   pleaded with Gardai for a chance saying he was an target for Gardai.Gardai tried to perform a breath test on four occasions but McMonagle failed each times and his eventual urine sample showed a reading of 379 grams.Solicitor Cormac Hartnett said there was nothing sinister or evasive about his client but rather he simply chose driving as a poor alternative.Judge Paul Kelly said McMonagle had put himself in a very difficult position.“It was a generous thing to do (leaving the friend home) but it has got you in a terrible position,” he said.He sentenced McMonagle to four months in prison but suspended it for two yearsHe said he was also required to impose the mandatory six year driving ban.MAN WHO WAS FIVE TIMES OVER LIMIT TOLD GARDAI HE WAS AN ‘EASY TARGET’ was last modified: March 4th, 2014 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:Brockaghcourtdonegaldrink drivingJoe McMonagleletterkennylast_img read more

Three Former Women’s Basketball Standouts Named to MVC 25-Year Anniversary Team

first_imgWendell, the youngest player on the anniversary team, scored 2,551 career points, which is the third highest total in Drake and MVC history. She is just the fourth Bulldog and eighth MVC player to score 2,000 or more points. Wendell was selected to the All-MVC First Team all four years of her outstanding career, a feat that has been accomplished by Bennett and just five others in MVC history. In her senior season, Wendell was named the 2017 Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year, an Associated Press All-American honorable mention honoree and a WBCA All-American honorable mention selection. She was tabbed MVC Player of the Week 14 times in her career, a total that is second all-time in Valley history behind just Jackie Stiles of Missouri State (18), who was No. 1 in the anniversary team balloting. Wakely earned All-American honorable mention accolades her final season, was named  the 1996 MVC Player of the Year and to the MVC First Team. twice She is No. 12 all-time in career scoring at Drake with 1,605 points. Wakely was a decorated student in the classroom, who was named the co-COSIDA Academic All-American of the Year in 1996 and was selected to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team three times in her career. A two-time All-American honorable mention honoree, Bennett is just one of seven players to be selected to the MVC First Team four times in a career. Bennett is No. 6 in career scoring at Drake and No. 12 in MVC history with 1,930 points. She was named the 2000 MVC Freshman of the Year, was a two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete First team selection and was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Wade Trophy her senior year. ST. LOUIS – Former Drake University women’s basketball standouts Carla Bennett, Tricia Wakely and Lizzy Wendell have been selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball 25-Year Anniversary Team, the MVC office announced Tuesday, Jan. 2 morning. Team composition for each sport has been determined by a 25-person committee (two representatives from each MVC institution and a panel of five voters from the conference office).  The team composition includes years in which league teams competed under the MVC umbrella during the past 25 years (1992-2017) and does not include competition from the current season. The 2017-18 season is a landmark one for the MVC and for women’s sports. To help celebrate the 45th anniversary of Title IX and the 25th anniversary of women’s sports, the Valley is naming 25-Year Anniversary Teams throughout 2017-18 for each of the league’s sponsored women’s sports.center_img Story Links Bennett (1999-2003), Wakely (1992-96) and Wendell (2013-17) are three of the most decorated players in Drake and MVC history. Bennett helped Drake win three MVC championships, play in three NCAA tournaments and was a member of the 2001-02 Drake team which advanced to the 2002 NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Wakely was a member of the 1994-95 Drake team that won the MVC Tournament and later advanced to the second round of the 1995 NCAA Tournament. Wendell was a member of the 2016-17 team, which set numerous records, including the only MVC team to go undefeated in league play at 18-0, compiled a MVC and program-record 22-game winning streak and won the 2017 MVC Tournament and advanced to the 2017 NCAA Tournament. MVC Women’s Basketball 25-Year Anniversary Team The voting panel determined a ‘Top 10’ from a list of 25 finalists. To view the entire team, click here. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DDTV: ALL ROADS LEAD TO VOODOO VENUE FOR RALLY WEEKEND!

first_imgAll roads lead to Voodoo this weekend with Donegal’s top entertainment venue sponsoring the Donegal international rally since 2006.Once again the Voodoo venue is proud to be sponsoring 2012 winner Gary Jennings . Once again the top venue has an action-packed weekend planned! Friday it’s WILFUL in voodoo lounge followed by DJ Kevin.And in Voodoo Club we are sticking to our €5 door tax . Yes ONLY €5 ENTRY into Voodoo Club this Friday.Saturday it’s project 37 in voodoo lounge followed by PK .In Voodoo Club it’s Ronan Lennon with admission €10 while there are a small number of tables left in Voodoo Vintage. Sunday it’s Sailor Bill in Voodoo lounge followed by DJ Kevin till 2.30.There are also lots of great drink promotions in Voodoo Club all weekend. See our Facebook for more details.Also don’t forget to check in with one of our 15 promotional team to avail of our amazing offers all weekend .   vbvbvbvbvDDTV: ALL ROADS LEAD TO VOODOO VENUE FOR RALLY WEEKEND! was last modified: June 21st, 2014 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:donegalrallyVintageVooddolast_img read more