Lakers officially bring Anthony Davis into the fold

first_imgHeavy 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 LATEST STORIES Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Davis is a six-time NBA all-star who has averaged more than 23 points per game through seven seasons with New Orleans, who drafted him with the first overall pick in 2012.Davis also played alongside James in the USA’s 2012 Olympics gold-medal-winning roster.The Lakers announced several other signings on Saturday, including deals with Quinn Cook, DeMarcus Cousins, and Danny Green.A four-time all-star, Cousins has played in 565 career games for Sacramento, New Orleans, and Golden State, averaging 21.2 points and 10.9 rebounds.The Lakers did not release any details about the deals but the US media reported that Cousins’ deal is for one year and worth $3.5 million.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks View comments Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing MOST READcenter_img Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao The Miami Heat were also believed to be interested in Cousins but Davis, a former teammate of Cousins with the Pelicans, helped convince him to go to Los Angeles.Green started 80 games for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors last season, averaging 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.Cook was a member of the 2018 Golden State championship team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: (L-R) Kyle Kuzma, Anthony Davis and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers talk before a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPThe Los Angeles Lakers made it official on Saturday, announcing they have signed forward Anthony Davis, who they hope will form a dynamic one-two punch with superstar LeBron James.“Anthony Davis is arguably the most dominant all-around young player in today’s NBA,” said Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. “Anthony represents everything we stand for, with his unwavering commitment to excellence as both a person and athlete.ADVERTISEMENT It’s a new day in the NBA, and a welcomed change Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This is a historic moment for the Lakers franchise, and we couldn’t be more proud to have him.”The Davis signing took place on the first day NBA teams were allowed to officially sign free agents to contracts that were already negotiated over the past week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Lakers reiterated in their statement that they have acquired Davis in a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, the draft rights to De’Andre Hunter, two first-round picks, and cash.As part of the trade, the Lakers also sent Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones, Moritz Wagner and a second-round draft pick to the Washington Wizards, who in return, sent cash consideration to the Pelicans.last_img read more

Ronaldo equals Raul record in Real win

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League first-leg Group A football match in Malmo, Sweden on September 30, 2015. PHOTO/AFPMALMO, September 29- Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Raul’s Real Madrid scoring record as the Portugal star steered the Spanish giants to a 2-0 victory at 10-man Malmo in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.Ronaldo ended an uncharacteristic three-game drought with the 500th goal of his career just before the half-hour in Sweden before adding a second late on to guide Real to a second straight win in Group A. The brace for Ronaldo took his goals total since joining Real from Manchester United six years ago to 323, matching the mark set by former Spain striker and Real legend Raul Gonzalez Blanco.The victory left Madrid with a maximum six points from two games and ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, 3-0 winners over Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, on goal difference.With Sunday’s Madrid derby against Atletico on the horizon, Rafa Benitez opted against rushing back James Rodriguez or Gareth Bale while Los Blancos were also without injured defensive pair Sergio Ramos and Pepe.Malmo, European Cup runners-up in 1979, made a reasonable start with skipper Markus Rosenberg and Anton Tinnerholm testing Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas from distance.But Madrid gradually asserted their dominance as the first half wore on with Ronaldo, scorer of a hat-trick in an opening 4-0 win over Shakhtar, drawing a pair of saves from home ‘keeper Johan Wiland in quick succession.Malmo failed to heed those warning signs and paid the price on 29 minutes when Isco slipped a ball through to an unmarked Ronaldo who calmly fired past Wiland to extend his Champions League goals record to 81.Dani Carvajal was desperately unlucky not to add to the lead a few minutes before half-time as the right-back’s half-volley with the outside of his foot bounced back off the crossbar with Wiland well beaten.Mateo Kovacic fired just wide with the second half only five minutes old but Madrid were given a scare when Rosenberg sent a header skipping just wide of the target.Malmo’s hopes of salvaging something were dealt a big blow when Peruvian left-back Yoshimar Yotun was dismissed for a second booking on 78 minutes.Only the heroics of Wiland prevented Ronaldo from adding to his haul shortly after as the Swede flung himself to his left to tip over a goalbound strike with another stunning one-handed save denying the Portuguese again a few minutes later.But Ronaldo eventually wrapped up the victory in the final minute of normal time, stabbing home a Lucas Vazquez cross from close range to write his name into Real’s record books.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Crystal Palace and Leicester City miss out on Ligue 1 midfielder

first_imgCrystal Palace and Leicester City appear to have missed out on Ngolo Kante.The midfielder is being chased by a number of Premier League clubs this summer after impressing for Caen in Ligue 1 last season.Palace and Leicester had both scouted the midfielder, with the Eagles also making an enquiry as to his availably.However, according to Le 10 Sport, Kante is now set for Marseille after they reached a verbal agreement with Caen.The 24-year-old is likely to come in as a direct replacement for Dimitri Payet, who is rumoured to be on the verge of a move to West Ham.Payet’s transfer will see Marseille receive around £12m, with £8m of that being used to purchase Kante and the rest being banked to ensure the club meets Financial Fair Play regulations. 1last_img read more

Mayor pitches housing funds

first_img Thompson noted that Schwarzenegger already has a separate proposal pending aimed at reducing homelessness. The governor also is willing to entertain discussions on the issue, she said. “Right now he’s open to talking to everyone about what they see as their region’s needs because the best way to craft a policy is to try to have some consensus about it,” Thompson said. Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Villaraigosa said he did not ask the governor for any specific commitments to Los Angeles but spoke to him to advocate the importance of the bond including funds for Los Angeles. He also said he advocated rewarding communities like Los Angeles County that have already put forward their own funds through bond measures and sales tax increases for infrastructure improvements. Nuez, who has said he would like to scale down the governor’s proposal to a $68 billion series of bonds, agreed with the need for more affordable housing. “With all the discussion surrounding the infrastructure bonds that we have been negotiating and debating here in Sacramento, we believe that an infrastructure plan that does not include housing is like a road that you build to nowhere,” Nuez said. Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Margita Thompson said the governor agrees affordable housing is an important issue in California. SACRAMENTO – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrapped up a trip to Sacramento on Wednesday with a pitch to the state’s top elected leaders for more affordable housing to be included in the massive infrastructure proposal under debate in the Capitol. Villaraigosa met with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuez, D-Los Angeles, and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, to talk about including a fair share of funds for Los Angeles in the $222 billion statewide infrastructure package and to include elements for funding affordable housing. Villaraigosa’s trip coincided with visits to the Capitol by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzalez. “There is a consensus among the mayors that we need more housing, we need public transportation, we need smart growth,” Villaraigosa said. “We need an investment in the infrastructure that addresses the needs of big cities in the state.” last_img read more