DeAndre Jordan agrees to deal with Mavericks

first_imgMOST READ ‘Unfinished business:’ Chris Paul says he’s returning to Rockets Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because deals can’t be signed until Friday. Jordan opted out of the final year of the contract he signed when he jilted the Mavericks in 2015.The one-year deal gives both sides flexibility beyond next season, but is a sign that the Mavericks are tired of rebuilding after consecutive losing seasons for the first time in nearly 20 years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIf Jordan follows through on this agreement, he will leave the team that drafted him 10 years ago. He gives the Mavericks a rebounding and shot-blocking presence they’ve lacked since winning their only title in 2011. Dallas hasn’t won a playoff series since then. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan FILE – LA Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Dallas Mavericks and DeAndre Jordan have agreed on a one-year contract at roughly the $24.1 million the center was set to make with the Clippers next season.The agreement comes three years after Jordan agreed to join Dallas as an unrestricted free agent but changed his mind before a contract could be signed and stayed in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Armed bandits escape with clothing

first_img…after kicking businessman to mouthA Georgetown businessman was on Saturday assaulted by two armed bandits, who escaped with a quantity of clothing after raiding his store and relieving him of his belongings.The robbery occurred about 13:00h on Saturday at the Lot 71 Winter Place, Georgetown clothing store.According to reports, the owner of the store, Greg Terborg, 32, of Lot 423 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was also robbed of his gold chain valued $140,000, a quantity of clothing valued $400,000 and $5000.It was reported that Terborg was in his store, which is located in the bottom flat of a two-storey wooden and concrete building in a fenced compound on the eastern side of Winter Place, Georgetown when two identifiable males entered. One was short in height and clad in a pair of short black pants while the other was tall and wearing a pair of long light blue jeans.After entering the store, one of the perpetrators whipped out a handgun and pointed it to the victim’s face, telling him to get down on the ground; the other perpetrator took the victim’s gold chain from his neck and removed his money from his right pocket.Being fearful for his life, the businessman remained on the ground during which time one of the perpetrators dealt him a kick to his mouth, while his accomplice removed a quantity of clothing from the store.The perpetrators then fled in a southern direction on Winter Place and made good their escape.The Police were alerted and despite Terborg receiving minor injuries to his mouth, he refused to seek medical attention.Several persons were questioned in the area, but no useful information was garnered. Checks were made for CCTV cameras in the area and one was seen on the neighbours’ building, facing the area where the incident occurred. The footage was collected and would be reviewed by investigators. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

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Killbillies open season with tournament record of 1-2 in Prince George

first_imgThe Fort St. John Killbillies attended their first tournament of the season last weekend in Prince George. They played three games and ended with a win and two losses.The squad made the trip with a full bench of 14 players which is a rare occurrence. Of those 14, three were playing in their first ever games.Jenna Hildebrand, AKA Jennacide of the Killbillies said the new girls were great on the floor, especially 347 Sparky who won the unsung hero award for the team. She also gave props to the team as a whole as they delivered hard hits and fast jams.- Advertisement -Up next the Killbillies will be taking part in their home opener as they host the Gold Pain City Girls from Quesnel on April 25.last_img read more

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Petroleum Flyers win Tier 1 B banner

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Midget Petroleum Association Flyers came away with the Tier 1 B banner after a two game series with Beaverlodge over the weekend. The Flyers won game one 5-2, but lost game two 6-5, however they took the banner with a 10-8 win on aggregate.The Flyers got off to a great start in game one as they got on the board early less than three minutes into the contest.Heading into the second with a two goal lead Flyers got another early period tally to go up three.- Advertisement -The Blades battled back in the third period to close to within one, however two Fort St. John goals over the final seven minutes rounded out the scoring.Scoring for the Flyers were Max Dobson (2), Jayden Piket, Daniel Forrest, Reid Jacobs.In game two on Sunday back in Fort St. John the Flyers again scored first but the Blades tied the game less than a minute later. The Blades took a 2-1 lead with six and a half minutes to play in the opening frame.Advertisement The Flyers had a big second period as they scored four times but were tied with the Blades at five after 40 minutes.Beaverlodge took the lead in the third less than a minute in, however they were unable to get closer in the overall score.Flyers goals in the second game were scored by Max Dobson (3), Tim Rice, and Jayden Piket.Next for the team is a trip to Prince George to take part in Tier 2 provincials.Advertisementlast_img read more

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3rd Petra/Limacol Football tournament officially launched

first_imgNew Guyana Pharmaceutical Company (GPC), under its Limacol brand, has again thrown its support behind the Petra organisation for the third edition of the Limacol Knockout Football tournament, which will kick-off on August 30 and conclude on October 7.New GPC’s Company Secretary Zulfikar Ali (2nd R) hands over the sponsorship cheque to Petra’s Mark Alleyne in the presence of GFF President Wayne Forde (L) and Petra Director Troy MendoncaThe company, through its secretary Zulfikar Ali, expressed its excitement at being onboard for another edition of the highly anticipated tournament.Ali has said they are always interested in sports and its development, and have seen the progress from the first two installments, hence their return for a third time.Petra Director Troy Mendonca outlined that the tournament provides an avenue for the teams not involved in the Guyana Football Federation’s Elite League III, even though he would love for it to be used as a catalyst for teams to be promoted to that league.New GPC’s Zulfikar Ali makes a point during the launch of the third annual Limacol Knockout Football TournamentGFF President Wayne Forde, who was also on hand, expressed his pleasure at seeing the company onboard for a third year, citing their extended input in football.The 12 teams involved in this year’s tournament are as follows: Police, Georgetown Football Club, Pele, Sunburst Campton, Riddim Squad, Beacon United, Santos, Northern Rangers, Mahaica Determinators, Buxton Stars, Pouderoyen and Grove Hi-Tech.These teams will trash it out for the top prize of $600,000, while the runner up will have to settle for $300,000, third – $150,000 and fourth – $100, 000. Each top finishing team would have a trophy to accompany their cash prize.last_img read more

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League Cup round-up: Watford crash out and nervous nights for Aston Villa, Stoke and Crystal Palace

first_imgWatford became the first League Cup shock of the season after losing to Championship side Preston North End.The Hornets made 11 changes to their side and were unable to find the net as Marnick Vermijl’s goal proved decisive.Stoke avoided the upset of the round as they were taken all the way to penalties by League Two Luton Town after the game finished 3-3 after extra-time.The first 14 penalties were all converted successfully until Scott Griffiths’ effort smashed into the crossbar, leaving Geoff Cameron to win it 8-7 for the Premier League side.West Bromwich Albion also needed penalties to overcome Port Vale of League One after a 0-0 draw at the Hawthorns.Scott Sinclair scored a hat-trick as Aston Villa needed extra time to overcome a defiant Notts County in the League Cup as they won 5-3 at Villa Park.Villa fell behind twice in normal time but clawed it back with the winner coming in the 99th minute of the game.Similarly, Crystal Palace were taken into extra time by League One Shrewsbury Town as the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes.Nevertheless, the Eagles netted twice in two minutes to end the game as 4-1 victors to go through to the next round.Sunderland avoided a shock defeat to Exeter City after the League Two twice came from behind to draw level.However, a Jermain Defoe hat-trick and a brace from Jack Rodwell were too much for Exeter as the game ended 6-3.Leicester City maintained their impressive start to the season with a 4-1 victory away to Bury with 20-year-old debutant Joe Dodoo netting a hat-trick.Newcastle beat Northampton 4-1 at St James’ Park after racing to a 2-0 lead within eight minutes as new signing Florian Thauvin scored his first goal for the Magpies.Other results:Birmingham 2-0 GillinghamBurton 1-2 MiddlesbroughDoncaster 1-4 IpswichFulham 3-0 Sheffield UnitedHartlepool 0-4 BournemouthHull 1-0 RochdaleMK Dons 2-1 CardiffPeterborough 1-4 CharltonPortsmouth 1-2 CharltonQPR 1-2 CarlisleRotherham 1-2 NorwichSheffield Wednesday 1-0 Oxford UnitedSwansea 3-0 YorkWalsall 2-1 Brighton Preston 1last_img read more

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USC in talks over Rose Bowl move

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“It’s unfortunate that the Coliseum Commission and USC are evidently at an impasse, and we recognize the goal of both parties to work things out,” said Rose Bowl stadium General Manager Darryl Dunn. “We think it’s likely they’ll be able to resolve their differences.” Any Trojan incursion into the lair of the Bruins would depend on UCLA’s comfort with the plan. “They’re our primary tenants,” Dunn said. While the Coliseum hopes for a professional league future with the NFL, Trojan football has been unable to secure commitments for renovations at the complex and long-term guarantees. Dickey denied the discussions have been a negotiating tactic with the Coliseum, and said he’s hopeful the Rose Bowl’s board will approve the deal when it meets Dec. 6. PASADENA – USC is seeking a two-year agreement to bring Trojan football to the Rose Bowl next year, stadium officials confirmed Tuesday. USC’s frustration with the Coliseum Commission has led to recent talks about bringing the team to Pasadena, which will culminate early next month at a meeting of the Rose Bowl Operating Company, according to USC Senior Vice President for Administration Todd Dickey. “Although we have been a faithful tenant of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for 80 years, we must now seek other alternatives for the good of our football program and our fans,” Dickey said. Rose Bowl management isn’t ready to count Trojan ticket sales before they’ve hatched, however. Ultimately however, USC’s interest in the Rose Bowl is secondary to remaining in the Coliseum. “We want our football program to stay at the Coliseum,” USC Director of Athletics Mike Garrett said in a written statement. “We’ll keep working to stay in the Coliseum, but until we have full support from the Coliseum Commission, we’re forced to pursue the option of playing in the Rose Bowl.” Even if USC doesn’t want a divorce from the Grand Old Lady, a Trojan presence in the Rose Bowl would be a marriage of convenience. For Pasadena’s part, USC would increase revenue for the cash-strapped stadium and could help bolster funding appeals for needed renovations. Having flirted with an NFL alliance until last year, the octogenarian Rose Bowl shares the Coliseum’s fear of old age. Renovation plans for the stadium are essentially stalled until funds are secured for improvements likely to cost $200 million to $300 million. todd.ruiz@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 www.insidesocal.com/pasadenapolitics160Want 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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Guidant accepts buyout

first_imgBOSTON – Medical device maker Guidant Corp. on Friday night accepted an increased $24.2 billion buyout offer from Johnson & Johnson, turning aside a larger bid of nearly $25 billion from Boston Scientific Corp. in favor of a deal that Guidant hopes could be concluded more quickly. The joint announcement of Guidant’s acceptance of J&J’s bid came about 24 hours after Boston Scientific increased its offer by about $330 million to $24.98 billion, and about three hours after passage of a deadline Boston Scientific had set for Guidant to respond. The boards of both J&J and Guidant have unanimously approved the new J&J offer, which Guidant shareholders will consider in a Jan. 31 vote, the companies said. Guidant’s board had previously accepted J&J’s earlier $23.2 billion offer presented Wednesday night, but Boston Scientific’s move to raise its proposal Thursday night prompted J&J to increase its bid a second time. Friday’s move came after more than a year of contentious dealmaking between Johnson & Johnson and Indianapolis-based Guidant, which sued J&J in November to try to force the New Brunswick, N.J.-based company to complete its acquisition of the device maker following recalls and regulatory investigations involving Guidant products. J&J reduced its original $25.4 billion offer to $21.5 billion. Boston Scientific entered the picture with an unsolicited offer Dec. 5. “Boston Scientific will have to act fast and decisively in order to beat this J&J bid, in view of how the Guidant-J&J merger agreement is structured, and the proximity of the shareholder vote,” said merger expert Richard Langan of the law firm Nixon Peabody. J&J and Boston Scientific, rivals in the market for drug-coated heart stents, are dueling for Guidant’s business in implantable defibrillators and pacemakers, a fast-growing $10 billion business in which neither suitor is a player. Natick, Mass.-based Boston Scientific had included enticements in its latest proposal for Guidant shareholders to guard against the possibility that a regulatory review could cause delays. Boston Scientific pledged to make interest payments to Guidant shareholders if the transaction didn’t close by March 31, and also agreed to “divest all overlapping assets” if required. J&J’s newest offer would pay $40.52 in cash and 0.493 shares of Johnson & Johnson stock for each outstanding Guidant share. J&J’s offer is worth about $71 per share – based on the $70.84 closing price for Guidant’s stock Friday – up from about $68 in its previous proposal. Boston Scientific’s offer values Guidant at $73 per share and proposes to pay Guidant shareholders half in cash and half with its own shares. Many observers have said Guidant’s board could face resistance from shareholders attracted to Boston Scientific’s larger offering price. However, Guidant would have to pay a $675 million break-up fee to J&J if it walks away from their deal. Because J&J’s offer is now only about $800 million below Boston Scientific’s bid, the fee would almost wipe out any financial gains from accepting the offer from Boston Scientific. The stakes are high for Boston Scientific because it needs a pipeline of new products to spur growth because its drug-coated heart stents aren’t as lucrative as they once were amid new competition. J&J also hopes to diversify because it expects to see more competition in stents. But it is far larger than Boston Scientific with a much broader range of products and greater financial capacity to endure a bidding war. However, Boston Scientific has said the additional $9 billion in borrowing it would need to complete a Guidant deal wouldn’t lead debt rating agencies to cut the company’s investment-grade rating. Its bid for the device maker has recently drawn the interest of debt rating agencies. Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s are reviewing the company for a possible downgrade, and Fitch Ratings placed Boston Scientific on a ratings watch. Friday night’s J&J-Guidant announcement came after Guidant’s shares closed up 44 cents on the New York Stock Exchange, just as the 4 p.m. deadline Boston Scientific set on its offer passed with no response from Guidant. Boston Scientific shares rose 15 cents to close at $25.20 on the NYSE, with J&J shares falling 39 cents to close at $61.82. 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Unlike Boston Scientific’s proposal, J&J’s offer has already cleared an antitrust review, which would speed the process toward closing a deal. “This agreement with Johnson & Johnson provides significant financial value and certainty for shareholders,” James Cornelius, Guidant’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. The announcement left Boston Scientific facing the prospect of perhaps increasing its offer one more time – possibly to a level that would leave it with an uncomfortable amount of debt. The company also could walk away, or press its case directly to Guidant’s shareholders in hopes of reshaping the company’s board to bring in members who embrace its bid. Phone calls seeking comment Friday night from spokespeople for Boston Scientific were not returned. With Guidant’s shareholder vote on the J&J offer coming up Jan. 31, time could be running short for Boston Scientific. If it submits a new offer and Guidant’s board declares it superior to J&J’s bid, J&J would have five business days to counter it under terms of its agreement with Guidant. last_img read more

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Seven candidates who could become the next Southampton manager

first_img Claude Puel – click on the arrow above, right, to see the contenders for Southampton manager 4. Ryan Giggs – The Manchester United and Welsh great has been linked with a host of managerial jobs after leaving Old Trafford following his spell as Louis van Gaal’s assistant. While Giggs has been doing a fair share of media work his intention has always been to get a manager’s job somewhere but, at the moment, he has not been granted an opportunity. 7. Laurent Blanc – The former France manager could be an option for Southampton after he was replaced at Paris Saint-Germain by Unai Emery last year. Blanc remained without a job throughout all of last season and he could be eager to jump back into the managerial circus. 1. Frank de Boer – The Dutchman earned his stripes as a manager at Ajax but has been out of work following his ill-fated spell at Inter Milan. De Boer was sacked by Inter in November 2016, after just 14 games in charge, and has been linked with a Premier League move for some time. 8 5. Julian Nagelsmann – One of the most impressive up-and-coming bosses, the 29-year-old Hoffenheim manager seems destined to be linked with every job going. He came in as boss in February 2016 to save the club from relegation before leading Hoffenheim to a stratospheric fourth place finish in the Bundesliga last season. 8 8 6. Mauricio Pellegrino – A former Argentine defender, who once had a spell playing for Liverpool, Pellegrino is available after he impressively took newly-promoted Spanish side Alaves to 9th in LaLiga and the Copa Del Rey final last season. Heavily linked with the Crystal Palace vacancy but could there be a late Southampton swoop? 8 2. Thomas Tuchel – The ex-Borussia Dortmund boss has reportedly ruled himself out of the running for the Saints job but could still be a contender. The German left Dortmund shortly after winning the German Cup following disagreements with the club hierarchy. He has also been linked with Bayer Leverkusen but has ruled himself out of the job there too. 8 Claude Puel’s time in charge of Southampton came to an end on Wednesday when the club decided to end the Frenchman’s tenure after just a year.Despite an EFL Cup final appearance, and an eighth-place Premier League finish, Southampton’s performances were deemed to have dipped under the former Nice boss.The Saints have become familiar with searching for new managers ,but Puel is the first boss since Nigel Adkins in 2013 to have been sacked and the club hierarchy will begin the process once again.Here talkSPORT takes a look at some of the possible contenders to replace Puel as manager at St Mary’s.Scroll through the gallery above to see who is in the running. 8 8 8 3. Frank Lampard – The Chelsea legend’s name has been uttered as an outsider to become manager after he retired from football in February. Has announced his intentions to go into coaching but you feel this opportunity may come too soon for Lampard. last_img read more

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DDTV – GOATS DON’T SHAVE SHOW THEY CAN STILL PACK A PUNCH WITH FANTASTIC NEW SONG

first_imgDonegal band The Goats Don’t Shave and enjoyed incredible success over the years and their new single shows they still have what it takes.It is dedicated to the memory of Glasgow boxer Benny Lynch with Pat Gallagher proving why he is considered one of the best songwriters this county has ever produced. The song tells the tale of Benny Lynch whose life went from rags to riches to rags, the song outlines how Lynch fought his way out of the tough streets of the Gorbals in Glasgow to become a world champion.He was a hero to the people of Glasgow and to Scotland and was considered by Ringside magazine to be the greatest fighter Scotland has ever produced.However Lynch’s biggest demon didn’t wear gloves and due to his excessive drinking lifestyle Lynch’s career was over at 25. He battled alcoholism for years he until he died at the tender age of 33 from malnutrition.Pat Gallagher and the Goats have beautifully penned a song about a man who had the world at his feet and lost it all.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEFLyBD2Hk4DDTV – GOATS DON’T SHAVE SHOW THEY CAN STILL PACK A PUNCH WITH FANTASTIC NEW SONG was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 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:33AlcoholismBeautiful balladBenny LynchBOXERDIEDEntertainmentFeaturesGlasgowGoats Dont ShavenewsPat GallagherSportTragic taleworld championlast_img read more

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