James R. Hicks Sr., 77, of Brookville died March 28, 2020, at Reid Health in Richmond, IN.Jim was born on October 7, 1942 to Bert and Ethel Bryant Hicks. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Jim married Betty Strope on May 7, 1965 in South Bend, Indiana. He had worked at MMI in Harrison, Ohio, retiring after seventeen years of service and was a member of Bernard Hurst Post #77 American Legion of Brookville. Jim enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and family, attending Bluegrass Festivals and playing music. He also loved fishing, having cookouts, going to tractor pulls and the sale barn.Jim is survived by three children: Charlene Robertson and husband, Rick of Milan, Kevin Hicks and wife, Tawnya of Brookville, and James Hicks Jr. of Brookville; nine grandsons; four great-grandchildren; a sister: Billie Maxie of Metamora; and a brother: Rick Hicks and wife Barbara of Jacksonville, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on January 2, 2015, a daughter Billie Jo Upchurch, a sister Jean Hamilton, and a brother Jerry Hicks.Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at a later date to honor Jim’s life. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Bernard Hurst Post #77 American Legion in Brookville. For more information or to send condolences or memories, go to www.cookrosenberger.com. The Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home Staff assisted the family with the arrangements and were honored to serve Jim’s family.
— The Chiefs have agreed to a contract with defensive end Taco Charlton, the 28th overall pick in the 2017 draft. Charlton flamed out in Dallas and Miami, but his athleticism is a perfect match for coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s defense. The 25-year-old made seven starts for the Cowboys before sustaining a shoulder injury. He was waived just two weeks into last season and was let go by the Dolphins on Thursday.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSSecretariat wins Kentucky Derby…againUNDATED (AP) — Secretariat has won a virtual Kentucky Derby against 12 fellow Triple Crown winners, 47 years after the chestnut colt won the real race at Churchill Downs.Secretariat was the 7-2 favorite, although there was no wagering. Instead, fans selecting the winning horse online were entered to win a VIP experience at the Derby this fall. Update on the latest sports — Formula One hopes to finally start the season with a double-header in the naturally isolated environment around the venue for the Austrian Grand Prix. Despite the first 10 races having been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the targeted start date is July 5 in Austria. F1 still hopes to hold 15 to 18 of the 22 scheduled Grand Prix races. One way to make up for lost time would be to have consecutive weekends on one circuit, like the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Its location in the mountains makes it naturally isolated.— The NCAA’s chief medical officer says widespread testing for coronavirus will be crucial to having college sports in the fall, especially contact sports such as football and basketball. Dr. Brian Hainline expressed cautious optimism in an interview with The Associated Press. The NCAA unveiled a three-phase recommended plan for getting sports up and running on campuses this fall. They all depend on schools having students back on campus.— Cycling’s European Road Championships have been postponed until next year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The championships were scheduled to take place Sept. 9-13 in Trentino, Italy, but the European Cycling Union says the “uncertainty of the current health crisis” means there are not enough guarantees “for organizing an event of such magnitude.” The championship will move to either Sept. 1-5 or 8-12 in 2021. The International Cycling Union is expected to announce which dates when it publishes next year’s calendar in the coming months.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-BORDER WARKansas, Missouri renew Border War with 4-game football set KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri are resuming their bitter Border War in football.The former Big 12 rivals have agreed to a four-game series in which each school will play two home games beginning in September 2025.The fourth-longest rivalry in college football dates to 1891, but it has been on hiatus since Missouri departed for the Southeastern Conference. The schools recently announced a six-game series in men’s basketball beginning with the upcoming season that includes two games on each campus and two in Kansas City, Missouri.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-UCLA-HILLUCLA’s Jalen Hill withdraws name from NBA draft May 2, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSBears pass on Trubisky optionUNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Bears are indicating they are running out of patience with Mitchell Trubisky. Saturday’s 1 1/4-mile race featured computer-generated imagery and was held the same day the 146th Derby had been scheduled until it was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Derby has been re-set for Sept. 5.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Brighton has become the first English Premier League club to publicly oppose plans to try to restart the season in neutral stadiums during the coronavirus pandemic. Brighton chief executive Paul Barber says the league’s integrity would be damaged if teams couldn’t play at home. The Premier League sees using only up to half of the 20 stadiums as the most viable way of completing the season, which was suspended almost two months ago. West Ham vice chair Karren Brady says “no one wants” neutral stadiums but government and the Sports Grounds Safety Authority would have to approve the locations of games.— Cologne’s players are continuing to train despite three positive tests for coronavirus that have unsettled the German soccer league’s restart plans. The squad is currently training in small groups. Players and staff around the league began giving samples Thursday as part of a testing process designed to enable teams to return to full training and then to games later this month. Cologne said Friday that three people had tested positive but didn’t name them or say whether they were players.— Scott McLaughlin has won his second IndyCar iRace in a wild finish that saw most of the leaders crash as they rushed toward the checkered flag. Formula One driver Lando Norris was headed for what appeared a 1-2-3 podium sweep for the Arrow McLaren SP entries on the final lap. But Norris ran into the back of Simon Pagenaud and the defending Indy 500 champion, to take himself out of contention. Conor Daly finished second and was followed by Santino Ferrucci, who figured there would be a lot of angry drivers after the 175-mile race. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the Bears have declined their fifth-year option on the quarterback for the 2021 season.The move is hardly a surprise considering the way Trubisky struggled in his third season since the Bears drafted him with the No. 2 overall pick. His 2019 statistics sagged across the board from the previous season as he finished with 3,138 yards passing, a 63.2% completion rate, 17 touchdowns and an 83 quarterback rating.General manager Ryan Pace largely staked his reputation to Trubisky when he traded up a spot with San Francisco to draft him ahead of Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Houston’s Deshaun Watson.The Bears acquired 2018 Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles from Jacksonville in March and plan to hold an open competition for the starting job.In other NFL news: Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jalen Hill is staying at UCLA for his redshirt junior season. A team spokesman says Hill has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft.Hill started 25 of 30 games for the Bruins under first-year coach Mick Cronin last season, averaging 9 points and a team-leading 6.9 rebounds.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
English started the season with limited status and has risen to No. 27 in the FedEx Cup. He must self-isolate for 10 days, meaning he will miss the next two tournaments.___The National Hockey League says a total of 26 players have reported testing positive for the new coronavirus since voluntary workouts began June 8.Monday’s update includes four additional cases among those tested at team facilities, to go along with the 11 announced June 19. The league says it’s aware of 11 other players testing positive outside the voluntary workout protocol.The NHL said more than 250 players who worked out at team facilities were administered more than 1,450 COVID-19 tests. The Latest: Nats’ Zimmerman, Ross to skip 2020 season Associated Press Harris English is the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus.The positive test for English was part of the pre-tournament screening process at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. English did not play last week at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.Since its return to golf, the tour had no positive tests the opening week in Texas; one positive test in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and three positive tests — plus two positive tests for caddies — in Connecticut.English says in a statement he feels healthy and supports the tour’s additional policy of not letting anyone at Detroit Golf Club until the test results were back. Previously, a player could practice but not enter the clubhouse while waiting on the results. General manager Mike Rizzo said Zimmerman and Ross opted out “for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones,” adding the team supports their decisions.Zimmerman said in a statement his family situation factored into his decision. His mother is at high risk for complications from the coronavirus because she has multiple sclerosis, and he has three young children, including a newborn. He told The Associated Press last week he was still undecided on whether to play.As part of his announcement, the 35-year-old Zimmerman said he’s not retiring.Ross is a 27-year-old right-hander with five years of major league experience, all with Washington.___ June 29, 2020 NASCAR still plans to celebrate its champions from the Xfinity Series to the truck series and promises details to come. And NASCAR says the series looks forward to returning to Nashville in 2021. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The camps begin July 20 at www.jetacademycamp.com and can be streamed on any device. Schedule details and pricing are available on the website.Smith has run a camp for 25 years in North Carolina, where he played collegiately. But camps have been limited or canceled in many locations because of rules limiting sizes of gatherings because of the virus.___NASCAR may be racing during the coronavirus pandemic. Celebrating in early December now is off the schedule.The motorsports series has canceled its Champion’s Week and Cup Series awards scheduled for early December in Nashville, citing the uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the industry. NASCAR moved Champion’s Week to Nashville in 2019 from Las Vegas. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Longtime Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and teammate Joe Ross have decided not to play this season. The league and players are in the final stages of agreeing to resume the season. Training camps can open as early as July 10 if an agreement on testing, health and safety protocols and “hub” cities to host the games can be reached.___NBA All-Stars Kemba Walker and Trae Young, and U.S. women’s Olympians Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be coaches for an online basketball camp set up in response to coronavirus restrictions.The camp for children of all ages was launched by former NBA player and longtime TNT basketball studio analyst Kenny Smith.Two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and WNBA star Brittney Griner are also set to work “The Jet Academy,” with more participants to be announced.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) – Deshaun Lamb’s record-breaking run in the Under-17 Boys sprint hurdles underlined Jamaica’s dominance as the perennial powerhouse once again showcased their superiority on the final day of the 48th CARIFTA Games here Easter Monday.Jamaica swept all four sprint hurdles and relay finals early in the evening session before returning to put an exclamation mark on proceedings by also winning all four distance relays, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.In fact, the Jamaicans won 17 of the 21 events in the final session to finish the championship with 85 medals overall – 36 gold, 33 silver and 16 bronze.Lamb’s performance epitomised his country’s swagger as he raced to a new time of 13.54 seconds, eclipsing countryman Vashaun Vascianna’s 13.60 set last year in The Bahamas.Running out of lane four, Lamb was pushed all the way by teammate Niel-Matthew Sutherland, and crossed the line only narrowly ahead.Sutherland took silver in 13.61 while Matthew Sophia of Curacao grabbed bronze in 13.64.Rasheed Broadbell also led a Jamaica one-two in the Under-20 Boys sprint hurdles when he won in 13.26 – just outside of Wilhem Belocian’s five-year-old record of 13.23.Running out of lane three, Broadbell started well, stumbled slightly when he crashed hurdle number three but stayed composed enough to recover and reach the line ahead of Vascianna in 13.32.Kay-Lagay Clarke ensured another Jamaican sweep of the top two spots in the Under-17 Girls when she stopped the clock in 13.68 to win gold ahead of teammate Crystal Shaw (13.72).Ackera Nugent, who claimed silver last year in the Under-17s, grabbed gold in the Under-20 Girls, winning in a time of 13.24.Jamaica also lived up to their high billing in the sprint relays. The team of Shaw, Clarke, Brianna Lyston and Glacian Loutin combined to open the account with victory in the Under-17 Girls age group, winning in a time of 45.63.They were not without a challenge, however, as Trinidad and Tobago pushed them all the way, especially on the anchor leg where Taejha Badal produced a searing run but just missed out.There was no such drama in the corresponding Boys final as Christopher Scott, on the third leg, got the stick to anchor Bouwajhie Nkrumie first, leaving the last 80 metres as a straightforward affair.Double sprint champion, Brianna Williams, then set in train her eventual capture of the Austin Sealy Award for the second straight year when she produced a fluent first leg in the Under-20 Girls final, as Jamaica took another uncomplicated victory in 44.25.Trinidad and Tobago were a distant second in 45.11 with Barbados holding on to bronze in 45.52.Jamaica faced their stiffest competition in the Boys Under-20s with Ryiem Robertson forced to chase down Bahamian Joel Johnson before catching him on the line, to win a thriller in 39.46, which was just outside of the CARIFTA record.The contest on the backstretch seemed between Jamaica and Trinidad until Adrian Curry Jr produced a blistering third leg for The Bahamas to bring them into contention.They were forced to settle for silver in 39.49 while Barbados held bronze in 40.18.For the second straight year, Kevroy Venson of Jamaica took gold in the gruelling Boys 5 000 metres but made it look easy, producing a trademark kick over the last 100 metres to cross the line in 15 minutes 21.30 seconds.The field events were not spared Jamaica’s wrath either. Rajuan Ricketts conjured up success in the Boys Under-17 triple jump when he measured 14.26 metres while Cobe Graham sustained the dominance with a throw of 18.62m to win the Under-20 Boys shot put.In the Girls Under-17 discus, Cedricka Williams measured 47.94m to lead a Jamaica one-two, with Damali Williams grabbing silver with 40.87m.Jamaica also swept the top two spots in the corresponding Boys event as Cobe Lawrence threw 53.32 for gold while Christopher Young took silver in 51.34.
‘UMPIRE’s call’ should be removed from the decision review system, says former umpire Ian Gould.The DRS was introduced into Test cricket in 2009 and it is now used in all three international formats.Gould said umpire’s call, which relates to an lbw decision, should not be used if DRS is available worldwide.“You have to have DRS worldwide and if you do that, I’d take umpire’s call out,” said Englishman Gould, who stood in 251 international matches.If a player reviews an lbw decision and less than half the ball is hitting the stumps, the on-field umpire’s call stands.Teams no longer lose a review if a review is shown to be umpire’s call.“My argument is you can’t go to one place and have 37 cameras on every decision you make, then you go somewhere else and there’s only 10,” Gould, 62, told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show.“It’s unfair. It doesn’t equal the game up.”The use of DRS is irregular in women’s cricket. Global tournaments run by the International Cricket Council tend to have the technology, but bilateral limited-overs series do not.In the men’s game, Cricket Ireland could not afford the technology for their Test against Pakistan.Gould, who retired last year, said umpires were “not massive fans” when the technology was first introduced.“If a batsman came forward and was hit on the pad, then it was not out,” he said.“Then all of a sudden you were seeing these things in front of you.“That was the hard bit. When I first joined, a lot of senior umpires felt as though they were being shown up.”(BBC Sport)
DOPE SCANDALRussian athletes have been banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country’s doping scandal.The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had opened suspension proceedings following the McLaren report, and has now confirmed the ban.The report, published last month, claimed Russia had operated a state-sponsored doping programme.The Russian Paralympic Committee will reportedly appeal against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).In contrast to the IPC, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose not to give Russia a blanket ban from the Olympic Games.The Rio 2016 Paralympics begin in 31 days time and 267 Russian athletes across 18 sports will miss the Games.“The anti-doping system in Russia is broken, corrupted and entirely compromised,” said IPC President, Sir Philip Craven, at a news conference in Rio yesterday.“The Russian Paralympic Committee is unable to ensure compliance with and enforcement of the IPC anti-doping code and the world anti-doping code within their own national jurisdiction and they cannot fulfill its fundamental obligation as an IPC member.“As a result, the Russian Paralympic Committee is suspended with immediate effect.”“Tragically this situation is not about athletes cheating a system, but about a state-run system that is cheating the athletes. The doping culture that is polluting Russian sport stems from the Russian government.“The Russian government has catastrophically failed its Para-athletes. Their medals-over-morals mentality disgusts me. The complete corruption of the anti-doping system is contrary to the rules and strikes at the very heart of the spirit of Paralympic sport.“It shows a blatant disregard for the health and wellbeing of athletes and, quite simply, has no place in Paralympic sport. Their thirst for glory at all costs has severely damaged the integrity and image of all sport, and has certainly resulted in a devastating outcome for the Russian Paralympic Committee and Para-athletes.”The McLaren Report found that Russia’s sports ministry manipulated urine samples provided by its athletes.The report identified 27 samples relating to eight Para sports, five of which are summer sports, including some governed by the IPC.The IPC has also found evidence that samples were swapped during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games and they plan to re-analyse every Russian sample from Sochi.The IPC allowed the Russian Paralympic Committee to present their case before they decided on the ban.The IOC was widely criticised for ignoring the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommendation to ban Russia from the Rio Games.Instead, each individual sporting federation was given the power to decide if Russian competitors were clean to compete.A three-person IOC panel then had the final say.In the end, more than 270 Russian athletes were cleared to compete at the Olympics.MONDAY SCHEDULE· Archery Starts at 13:00· Basketball Starts at 02:30· Boxing Starts at 15:00· Canoeing Starts at 16:30· Diving Starts at 20:00· Equestrian Starts at 14:00· Fencing Starts at 13:00· Football Starts at 02:00· Gymnastics Starts at 00:30· Handball Starts at 01:50· Hockey Starts at 00:30· Judo Starts at 14:00· Rowing Starts at 12:30· Rugby 7s Starts at 16:30· Sailing Starts at 17:05· Shooting Starts at 13:00· Swimming Starts at 02:03· T/ Tennis Starts at 00:00· Tennis Starts at 14:45· Volleyball Starts at 00:30· Water Polo Starts at 13:00· Weightlifting Starts at 14:00Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
SGA’s CONFIDENT DEBUTHours before his official NBA debut Wednesday, Gilgeous-Alexander stood before reporters at shootaround and shrugged, smiled and downplayed the dream-come-true moment like a knowing veteran taking it all just one game at a time.“I feel like I’ve gotten comfortable over the past couple preseason games; I feel ready to go,” Gilgeous-Alexander insisted. “It doesn’t feel too much like my first NBA game.”Then he stepped on the court in place of starting point guard Patrick Beverley with 5:30 left in the first quarter, and his play did the talking: Gilgeous-Alexander was comfortable, ready to go, and he looked not at all like he was playing in his first NBA game.Seventeen seconds after he checked in, he delivered the ball to Lou Williams for a 3-pointer and his first assist.With 3:06 left in the quarter, he attacked the rim – hanging momentarily in mid-air – to convert a layup for his first points.A minute after that, he connected on a smooth step-back jumper from 20 feet.Related Articles “You have to,” Rivers said. “When you have a team that you’ve been together two, three years they almost go into end-of-game mode when end of game starts. When you have a team like this, they don’t know what to go into, so you have to work on it.”Rookie guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander acknowledged the Clippers’ shared shortcomings in late-game situations, but he kept it in perspective.“We haven’t really been together for the longest time in those pressure situations,” he said. “But that will come the more we play. I’m not worried about it.” Surmised forward Tobias Harris: “Tough stretch right there.”Rivers reasoned that the crunch-time collapse had much to do with the teams’ disparate levels of familiarity.The Nuggets looked like they’d been there together before, while the Clippers – whose longest-tenured player is Sindarius Thornwell, who joined the organization on June 23, 2017 – botched an out-of-bounds play.“The entire team forgot it,” Rivers said. “I was screaming and you could tell right after they were like, ‘My bad.’ But we don’t get that back. Those are the things (when) not being together hurts you.”With another home game against Oklahoma City looming Friday night, the Clippers planned to dedicate practice time Thursday to end-of-game scenarios. Clippers coach Doc Rivers let loose a sigh following Wednesday’s season-opening 107-98 loss at home to the Denver Nuggets.Before training camp began, he’d wondered aloud how this season’s Clippers would close games. One game in, he still didn’t know.“The thing that stood out to me was what I said before the year – can we close games?” Rivers said. “We didn’t do that. We had a lead, and then down the stretch we really just didn’t get good shots.”Despite trailing most of the game, the Clippers conjured a fourth-quarter surge that put them ahead 92-84 with 5:14 left. Denver took control from there, outscoring the Clippers 23-6. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 When his debut was done, Gilgeous-Alexander had played 28 minutes and wound up with 11 points, four assists, two rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot – and the appreciation of Rivers, who credited the team’s youngest player for doing the best job of following the plan of attacking and either finishing or making plays.His teammates were impressed, too.“(He’s) a very, very poised player,” Harris said. “He played really well tonight for his first game.”Across the locker room, Gilgeous-Alexander was asked again to describe that first-game feeling.“It didn’t feel like too much emotions tonight,” he said, explaining, “I work hard every single day. When you work hard and you see results, the confidence just comes with it.” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters
So, As AS has learned, the Orriols team is attentive to what happens in the South American Pre-Olympic at the hands of José Luis Sancho, member of the technical secretariat of the first team, that has moved to Colombia to see some of the best U23 teams in action. With the closing of the winter market just around the corner, without frights in the Levant, the sports area focuses on the future and has focused its efforts on the South American market, where the last tournaments of the lower categories of selections have taken place and to control the major leagues of the continent. The objective, mainly, is to be present in international tournaments and expand the scouting network especially in South America. Where, beyond the last international tournaments of lower categories, there is a niche to be exploited by European clubs in an increasingly saturated economic market. For example, the most lucrative sale in club history, Jefferson Lerma, came in circumstances similar to those sought. Previously, Manuel Fajardo and Javier Sanz, two men of maximum confidence of Manolo Salvador and David Navarro, who brought them from Alcorcón and Granada, respectively, to form their work teams, were present at the U-17 World Cup, which took place from October 26 to November 17, 2019 in Brazil, with the combined carioca raising precisely the title as host.They have also carried out a special follow-up in several Latin American countries; how In uruguay, where José Hernández has taken charge of generating the reports of the domestic championship.In this way, the sports area granota combs the South American market with the intention of giving talent “good, beautiful and cheap”. That is the intention of the technical structure: try to get hold of future players at an affordable price so they can finish developing under the tutelage of the club and with the sights set on the first team.In that sense, both the sports management of the first team and the subsidiary go hand in hand. El Levante puts an eye on the South American market.
2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medalCapellan will still see action in vault, while the 17-year-old De Guzman will vie for golds in her favorite events, floor exercise and balance beam.“I hope the other sports follow suit,” said Carrion who is also counting on team events.RELATED VIDEO Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 3 Filipino boxers in SEA Games finals; Suarez crashes Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENT Reyland Capellan (left) and Kaitlin de Guzman (right) celebrate with Gymnastics Association of the Philippines and chief of mission Cynthia Carrion after winning two gold medals in the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — With two golds in the bag, gymnastics chief Cynthia Carrion said the Philippines can still expect two to three more triumphs in the next few days.Carrion, who is also the chief of mission, said she is looking at a few more wins in individual and team events in the sport being held at MITEC Hall 9.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA GamesGymnastics has 20 golds at stake in both rhythmic and artistic disciplines, which can turn in a gold mine that Team Philippines needs.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’Incidentally, it was Carrion, in her capacity as chief delegate, who forecasted a 50-gold turnout for the PH contingent.Gold medalists Reyland Capellan in men’s artistic floor exercise and Kaitlin de Guzman in uneven bars kept the country’s campaign afloat Tuesday morning. View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 Teen gunned down in Masbate National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
MOST READ INDEPENDENCE, Ohio— Kevin Love signed his new contract and proudly put on a hard hat. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Sick Malaysian badminton star out of World Championships, Asian Games Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As the NBA waited for James to make his move earlier this month, Love was with friends on Long Island when he got word that his teammate was bound for LA.“I was kind of just sitting there in a crowd of people and I go, ’Huh, OK, well, let me go call Koby,’” Love said. “Koby actually ended up calling me and made a couple calls and we need to figure some things out, but here we go, let’s build this thing.”Love, who will turn 30 in September, just completed his fourth season with Cleveland, which was swept by Golden State in the Finals. And although James is elsewhere, Love believes that with him and young players like rookie guard Collin Sexton, forwards Cedi Osman and Larry Nance and others, Cleveland can remain more than competitive.“You lose the best player in the world, you have to form a new identity,” he said. “But I think in some cases what we lose in identity we will make up but we also have in culture. We’ve always had a culture here that has been very hard working. … I think we’re going to see a lot of guys really having fun and being themselves and playing really hard-nosed basketball.”Altman said it wasn’t long after James announced he wasn’t coming back that he made his commitment to Love.“Right after LeBron decided to leave, I called Kevin first,” Altman said. “I said: ‘Kev, I’m not trading you. I want you to be here and I want you to be a part of this thing,’ and he was all in then, too. He’s never wavered in his commitment, not once in the four years since we traded for him and not once this summer and, to me, that’s really, really meaningful.“He wants to be a part of this franchise and be the leader. I think he’s earned that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins It’s now his team.“I look back, everything happens for a reason,” Love said. “My best friend from back home said, ‘It always works out.’ This is where I wanted to be. I’ve said that all along. There were some tough times where potentially I would have been traded and my name came up in rumors every few months. But hopefully that ends now.”Love didn’t know when he arrived at the arena that he would be meeting with carpenters, electricians, plumbers and team employees to celebrate his signing. General manager Koby Altman wanted to surprise him.Moments after signing, Love took a selfie with the workers and posted it on Instagram.READ: Cavs star Love reveals battle with panic attacks“It wasn’t even my idea, but I thought it was great,” Love said. “I had all the people behind me. It’s almost like, to me it’s not a rebuild, because we have talent, we have championship-caliber guys, and we have young and fresh guys that are going to be willing to learn and come along in this league.“I think guys putting on their hard hats and coming to work every day — that has to be the identity to our team, and I think we have guys that are cut from that cloth and are going to be willing to go out there and prove themselves.”Love will make $24.1 million next season before the extension begins, making his contract worth $145 million over five years. Love waived his option for 2019-20 and there are no other options or trade clauses within the new deal.He will be paid $28.9 million in 2019-20, $31.3 million in 2020-21 and 2021-22, and $28.8 million in 2022-23.The deal gives Love obvious financial security, and it locks up an elite player for the Cavaliers, who want to avoid stumbling the way they did when James left the first time in free agency in 2010. The Cleveland Cavaliers will rebuild around him.The All-Star forward made a long-term commitment to the franchise on Tuesday by signing a four-year, $120 million extension with the Cavaliers, who believe Love can help them stay competitive following LeBron James’ departure.The 29-year-old Love, who was nearly traded twice by Cleveland, signed the extension in front of dozens of construction workers inside Quicken Loans Arena, the team’s downtown home, which is undergoing a $140 million renovation not unlike the makeover taking place with the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions.READ: Cavaliers sign Kevin Love to 4-year, $120M extensionThe symbolic moment wasn’t lost on Love, who came to Cleveland four years ago to join James and Kyrie Irving and form the Cavs’ “Big 3.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?