Bucks hope firing Kidd sparks club with expectations rising

first_imgGiannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ He was hired by Milwaukee a few months after a group led by co-owners Edens and Mark Lasry bought the team in April 2014. The Bucks traded two future second-round draft picks to the Nets as compensation.In Milwaukee, Kidd inherited a team that won 15 games in 2013-14. He was part of a fresh start for an organization that had been mired in mediocrity for years.Other than a 33-win season in 2015-16, the youthful Bucks hovered around .500 under Kidd while Antetokounmpo and Middleton developed. Malcolm Brogdon won the NBA rookie of the year award last season, and Jabari Parker has the potential to be an explosive scorer when healthy.Despite all that, Milwaukee has largely treaded water in the wide-open East, even after adding talented guard Eric Bledsoe in a trade with the Suns in November. The Bucks are 8-12 since going a season-high five games over .500 on Dec. 9.Under Kidd, Milwaukee a regular-season record of 139-152.“We didn’t lose any talent. We still have all of our guys on the floor. We still have to make the playoffs our goal,” Brogdon said.The Bucks plan to conduct a coaching search after the season. It will be an important hire for a franchise celebrating its 50th anniversary and getting ready for the opening of a new downtown arena next season.“I think Jason’s done obviously a tremendous amount for the organization. He’s a good friend, he’s a soon-to-be Hall of Fame basketball player,” Edens said in an interview before the game.“But we think this team can be the best team in the East and we want to give ourselves every chance we can to do that.” Consider Kidd’s dismissal a wake-up call for a team that had been a feel-good story in the NBA over the last couple years.“A general manager in the NHL had a statement once: ‘If something is inevitable, why wait?’” Horst said at a news conference before the game.Horst added that the decision was made “relatively quickly” and was not in the works through the season. Co-owner Wes Edens said Horst had the ownership group’s support.“We just felt that we got to a point in the season where this team could do more and could perform at a different level in a different way and (we are) looking for a fresh approach and different voice in leadership for the team,” Horst said.Kidd was one of the NBA’s most dynamic guards during his playing career and a triple-double threat in his heyday. He made the unusual jump right into coaching the year after his playing career ended, guiding the Nets to a 44-win season and a trip to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in his one and only season in Brooklyn in 2013-14.ADVERTISEMENT Without Neymar, Messi and Suarez keep Barcelona thriving Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Still, if and when Milwaukee does compete for NBA titles, Kidd’s influence will be clear. He led Antetokounmpo and company to two playoff appearances in three seasons — not bad for a team that won 15 games four seasons ago. Antetokounmpo has become a star, and Khris Middleton has also become a standout player.Yet the Bucks are hovering around .500 and stuck in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The perimeter defense hasn’t ever really improved, and turnovers have become a debilitating issue of late.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFor Horst, there wasn’t enough progress for Kidd to keep his job. The surprise firing, hours before the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 109-105, sent a message to players about mounting expectations as the talented kids become veterans.“It’s not all on one person. The players have some type of responsibility,” Middleton said after scoring 35 points in the victory. “He’s the first one to go, but it could be one of us next. We have to do our job night in and night out.” Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Jason Kidd helped make the Bucks relevant again. Someone else will have to help them become champions.Despite mentoring a young, athletic core led by All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kidd was fired by Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst on Monday. Assistant coach Joe Prunty will lead the team for the rest of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Japan basketball players suspended after buying sex

first_img0Shares0000The players deeply apologised for their actions © AFP/File / Kazuhiro NOGITOKYO, Japan, Aug 29 – Four Japanese basketball players kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex will be suspended for a year, officials said Wednesday.Japan Basketball Association chief Yuko Mitsuya told reporters the players would be barred from official tournaments for a year, adding their action “damages the honour and trust of Japan’s sporting world”. They would be allowed to take part in training, however, Mitsuya added.The players were spotted in a notorious red light district of the Indonesian capital Jakarta wearing their national jerseys and were promptly sent home in disgrace.The expulsion of Yuya Nagayoshi, Takuya Hashimoto, Takuma Sato and Keita Imamura came as a major embarrassment for Japan, which is gearing up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.“I deeply apologise for our careless actions that have brought disgrace on not only basketball fans but also all Japanese people,” Sato told a news conference last week after the four returned to Tokyo.They were believed to have been solicited by a pimp to go to a hotel with women but a reporter for Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper spotted them and broke the story.At the last Asian Games in 2014, Japan officials were forced to send home swimmer Naoya Tomita after he was caught on video stealing a journalist’s camera from the pool deck.It is far from the first case of sexual misconduct at major multi-sport events, which typically draw thousands of athletes, officials and fans from around the world.At the 2014 Asian Games, an Iranian official was kicked out for the verbal sexual harassment of a female volunteer, and a Palestinian footballer was accused of groping a female worker at the athletes’ village.In April, at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, a Mauritian official was accused of sexually assaulting a female athlete during a photo shoot.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal to face Barcelona in UCL last 16, Chelsea get PSG, Man City land plum tie

first_img1 Barcelona Arsenal will face holders Barcelona in the last-16 of the Champions League.The Gunners have been handed the toughest draw of England’s teams, with Chelsea up against Paris Saint-German for the third year running while Manchester City will play Dynamo Kiev.It’s disappointing news for City fans as the game will be played behind closed doors with Dynamo currently serving a stadium ban.The first legs of the ties, which were drawn at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Monday, will take place on February 16/17 or 23/23 with the return matches on March 8/9 or 15/16.The Gunners, who reached the last-16 with a memorable victory at Olympiakos in their final group game, were always in for a tough task as they knew they could have faced Barca or ten-times winners Real Madrid.Chelsea face PSG in the knockout stages for the third season in succession and will hope to gain some revenge after losing to them in March.City will be pleased to have avoided the dangerous PSG as they bid to reach the quarter-finals for the first time, but their fans may be frustrated about the Kiev situation.The Ukrainian club were ordered to play two games behind closed doors last month as punishment for offences that included racial abuse of players by supporters during their group game against Chelsea.Elsewhere, Bayern Munich were handed a tough-looking draw against last season’s runners-up Juventus, while Real Madrid will also face Italian opposition in Roma.Full Champions League draw:Gent v WolfsburgRoma v Real MadridParis St Germain v ChelseaArsenal v BarcelonaJuventus v Bayern MunichPSV Eindhoven v Atletico MadridBenfica v Zenit St PetersburgDynamo Kiev v Manchester Citylast_img read more

Hughton says Brighton’s spending is ‘consequence’ of being in Premier League

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most read in Premier League Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion “And I think it’s got to the stage now where even a club like ourselves, or maybe one a little bit more established in the Premier League – I suppose West Ham are one example – the figures are not such a surprise, it’s just a consequence of where we are now.“And if you want to stay in the Premier League, you’ve got to be prepared to spend.”The worry with having so much money to spend is that you may end up overpaying for players who are not really needed. Jahanbakhsh became Brighton’s club-record signing earlier this summer gameday cracker Everton fell victims to this last summer, with the likes of Sandro Ramirez, Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson all failing to make an impact at Goodison Park after being brought in, but Hughton believes he has completed the correct business over the last few months.“We’ve strengthened the squad, which is something we wanted to do,” he continued.“But we’ve also lost some good people and influential players in the changing room that served this club very well.“But that’s normal when you do what we did last season, and you want to try and improve the squad. And that is what we think we have done.” predicted ALTERED BIG PRESENTS UP TOP SORRY Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Hughton’s Brighton visit Watford on the opening weekend of the season Chris Hughton has defended Brighton’s summer spending by explaining it’s what you must do to survive in the Premier League.Hughton has overseen 10 new arrivals at the Amex this summer, with fees paid for six of those signings – including a club-record to bring Alireza Jahanbakhsh, the Iran winger, to England. latest How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won changes Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Having survived in the top flight relatively comfortably last season – Brighton ended the campaign seven points clear of the bottom three – Hughton has moved to improve the areas of his squad that were noticeably struggling to adapt to Premier League football.This has involved bringing new attacking players to the south coast, with the Seagulls netting less than a goal a game last term, and Percy Tau, the South Africa forward, and Romania striker Florin Andone have joined Brighton alongside Jahanbakhsh.The money spent by Brighton is another sign of the Premier League’s financial strength, but Hughton has explained having to splash the cash is just a consequence of being in England’s top flight.Speaking to talkSPORT, Hughton said: “We’ve probably broken the club’s transfer record on six or seven occasions over the last couple of seasons, but it’s just a consequence of where we are at the moment.“We are not the only ones doing it. revealed What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas last_img read more

Nabil Fekir insists only Liverpool know why his transfer broke down

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Former Liverpool transfer target Nabil Fekir in action for Lyon. possible standings revealed tense England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won latest gameday cracker Nabil Fekir has insisted only Liverpool know the reason why his summer transfer broke down.The France World Cup winner was on course for a £53million move in June but it was called off at the last minute. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update smart causal How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion center_img SORRY Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 1 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Most Popular Premier League News Lyon midfielder Fekir was all set for the move with a medical reportedly taking place, but the Premier League side pulled out.The player has now returned to action in his homeland, coming on as a substitute against Strasbourg.And after being asked why the deal broke down, he said: “I heard a lot of things. The real reason? Only Liverpool know.“These things happen, it’s just how it is. We have to move on, it’s well in the past now. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware whoops predicted “I have totally come to terms with the failed transfer to Liverpool.”After his reappearance, Lyon boss Bruno Genesio said: “It is never easy accepting this kind of situation where you are very near signing for a club you want to join.“He is at Lyon, he is the captain of a team in the Champions League. He now has to contribute towards a great season for us.”last_img read more

TO BELARUS WITH LOVE! DONEGAL PEOPLE SEND MASSIVE AID CONTAINER TO ORPHANAGE

first_imgThe massive container of humanitarian aid leaving Ireland yesterday thanks to the people of Donegal.A huge container of aid destined for an orphanage in Belarus yesterday left Ireland – thanks to the generosity of the people of Donegal.The huge lorry contains more than 15,000 nappies, several hundred bags of children clothing, shoes, toys and vital medical equipment.Some of the massive consignment of nappies as well as medication, toys and clothing.And the aid will go directly to the 170 children in the Vesnova orphanage who have little if anything we take for granted on a daily basis.The aid was organised by Myrtle Doherty from Ramelton who worked tirelessly t gather the aid.Donegal Daily put out an SOS on behalf of Myrtle a few weeks ago and the response has been simply amazing.From the moment our article went up, she revealed how her phone began to ring and ring.And yesterday’s container-load of aid is proof, if it was ever needed, that the people of Donegal have huge hearts.Myrtle yesterday thanked all those who contributed in any way towards the aid.“We greatly appreciate the generosity of all those who contributed. This will change the lives of these children in so many ways and all for the better,” said Myrtle.TO BELARUS WITH LOVE! DONEGAL PEOPLE SEND MASSIVE AID CONTAINER TO ORPHANAGE was last modified: May 11th, 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:aidBelarusdonationDOonegalMyrtle Dohertylast_img read more

Wig Shampoo and Conditioner For Human & Synthetic Hair Wigs ****deal**** – As I’m new to wig wearing, I cannot comment

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New products available for treating spider mites

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With continued dry weather, the pest we’ve been getting the most calls about is the spider mite. This is just a reminder that vigilant scouting for this pest is a good idea right now.It is also important to re-scout five days after treatment because many products will not kill the eggs, and populations can resurge. Any necessary follow-up treatment should be made with a product with a different mode of action to reduce resistance development. So, for example, if you used something with bifenthrin the first time, you might switch to Lorsban the second time, or vice versa.There are two miticides that are newly labeled for spider mite management in soybean and/or some types of corn: Agri-Mek from Sygenta and Zeal from Valent. We at OSU have not tested these products yet, but are currently running trials with both of them in northwestern Ohio.Economic thresholds based on the number of mites per plant have not been established for spider mites on soybeans. However, a scheme for evaluating an infested field based on observations of the presence of mite and feeding injury has been developed. In making an assessment of a spider mite infested field, it is important that one recognize the early signs of mite feeding, which is the stippling or speckled effect that initially appears on the foliage when foliage is still green. In addition, it is essential that one use a good hand lens to view relative abundance of mites in egg, nymph, and adult stages. The following is a system that can be used to assess a field and determine the need for taking action.Mites are barely detected on underside of leaves in dry locations or on edges of fields. Injury is barely detected. Non-economic population; do nothing.Easily detected on underside of leaves along edges of fields or perhaps on leaves in dry areas throughout field. Most foliage is still green, but yellow stippling caused by mite feeding is becoming detectable on upper side of leaves with the underside showing mite feeding. Still non-economic; warrants close monitoring.Many plants are infested when examined closely, with plants showing varying degrees of stippling. Possibly some speckling and discoloration of some of the leaves. These plants may be limited to field edges, but also might be found throughout field. Field edges might be showing signs of injury. Economic population developing; rescue treatment warranted. Consider entire field spray if mites are common throughout field.All plants in area, whether along field edge or within field, are heavily infested. Plants are discolored with wilted leaves, usually obvious from a distance. Severe injury occurring. Economic population; rescue treatment will save field.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 30 | A sore bunch talking soybeans, marketing and more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 30th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, hears from host Ty Higgins, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood. The sore bunch reminisces about their active weekends and what led to their aching bones.Elsewhere in the podcast, we hear from a variety of people on happenings in agriculture. Matt Reese visited in the field with John Motter, the first Ohioan to be named chair of the United Soybean Board. He has been staying busy criss-crossing the world talking soybeans.Joel Penhorwood talked with Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients. As farmers are busy visiting grain elevators to drop off their crop this harvest season, Jon explains some marketing lessons that can be learned from how elevators do business.Ty Higgins spoke with Jim Pullins of Verdesian Life Sciences on FlexConnect, the first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants.More from the entire group in this fun piece on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.last_img read more

How Big The Internet Of Things Could Become

first_imgbrian proffitt Tags:#Cisco#Internet of Things 75 billion.That’s the holy-@$#! number of devices that Morgan Stanley has extrapolated from a Cisco report that details how many devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. That’s 9.4 devices for every one of the 8 billion people that’s expected to be around in seven years.To help put that into more perspective, back in Cisco also came out with the number of devices it thinks were connected to the Internet in 2012, a number Cisco’s Rob Soderbery placed at 8.7 billion. Most of the devices at the time, he acknowledged were the PCs, laptops, tablets and phones in the world. But other types of devices will soon dominate the collection of the Internet of Things, such as sensors and actuators. By the end of the decade, a nearly nine-fold increase in the volume of devices on the Internet of Things will mean a lot of infrastructure investment and market opportunities will available in this sector. And by “a lot,” I mean ginourmous. In an interview with Barron’s, Cisco CEO John Chambers figures that will translate to a $14-trillion industry.See also: Cisco Hearts Internet Of ThingsGranted, Cisco has a lot of reasons to be bullish about the prospect of the Internet of Things: with product offerings in the router and switch space and a recent keen interest on building intelligent routing and application platforms right inside those devices, Cisco stands to gain a lot of business if it can get itself out in front of this newfangled Internet of Things.It’s not just Cisco talking up the Internet of Things: late last week, Morgan Stanley published a big 29-page research note on the topic that sought to at once define the Internet of Things and also quantify its size, growth and potential to make money.In her blog, Cisco VP of Corporate Communications Karen Tillman actually put Cisco’s estimate at 50 billion devices by the end of the decade. Morgan Stanley took Cisco’s data and predicted an even higher 75 billion figure.“Cisco estimates that only 200 million things were connected in 2000. Extrapolating the same growth rate up until 2020, this could mean that 75 billion things could be connected by then,” Morgan Stanley’s report said.Morgan Stanley’s brief was bullish as a whole, though it did deliver expectations from other companies that weren’t quite so high as Cisco’s: “Intel (INTC) forecasts that the Internet of Things will represent a 3.8-billion device opportunity by 2015 (including mobile computing i.e., tablets, smartphones…) and ABI research forecasts that number will reach 30 billion by 2020.”See also: How The Internet Of Things Will ThinkWho wins if any of these scenarios takes place? Semiconductor, network, remote sensor and big data vendors will be the lottery winners of such Internet of Things growth, to name a very few. Big data especially: 75 billion devices all generating signals of data to be analyzed and measured, many of which in real- or near-realtime? That’s got big data written all over it.And the ceiling is nowhere near being approached. Right now, the Morgan Stanley note estimates that there are potentially 200 devices for each person in the world that could be connected to Internet of Things. Economics and consolidation will most likely keep us from ever seeing that many devices connected to the Internet of Things, but the room for growth is still massive in these early days.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Related Posts last_img read more