Caron Butler remains close to the game even after a year out of the NBA

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten my hand on some straw since I landed. But I’m gonna drop at the nearest McDonald’s and get some straw, the red, yellow, and white one. You’ll see that in my mouth,” Butler playfully shared on Thursday as he met the press at NBA Store in Trinoma.But don’t get distracted with what he’s chewing, but rather focus on what he’s saying as the 37-year-oldpost-basketball career as an ambassador for the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’m doing a lot of things, which is coming out and using my platform to inspire and tell the story of the game of basketball from my eyes and what I’ve seen. I’ve also been staying busy doing case studies and enrolling in the University of Harvard while being a father of four girls. That keeps me busy,” he said.Being a basketball ambassador has also allowed Butler to venture into new things that are still close to the game like doing color commentary for the league’s broadcast. Winning start Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Butler, a journeyman who played for nine NBA teams in his 14-year career, has also become a willing mentor for the up-and-comers.“I’m working while also staying connected to the game of basketball, talking and educating while also seeing some of my young guys that still need that guidance that even when I’m not in the locker room, I could come from a different objective and different place where I could give valuable pieces of information to them,” he said.Butler is encouraging players to be more vocal about their advocacies and take the opportunity that basketball provides to be a positive influence to their thousands of fans, especially in the age where it’s easy to connect to everyone through social media.“I think it’s great when you see athletes outside of what they’re considered to be. Whenever you have a talent, you want them to stay in that bubble as that talent. All you want to see them do is play basketball or play football. People are human beings, they have feelings. It’s good to see athletes use their platform and following to educate to the best of their knowledge and talk about things that is a problem. I want to see more of it,” he said.“The only thing I say is you’re an athlete and you do that, educate yourself on what you’re talking about. If you want to go out there and be vocal, be sure that you’re educated enough to talk about these things and answer the questions.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Role players save Arellano in 2OT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Old habits die hard and Caron Butler knows that well.One year removed from the NBA, but he still can’t shake off his straw-chewing routine.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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House panel moves to save ethnic games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. During the hearing, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chair Butch Ramirez, and Games and Amusement Board (GAB) chair Abraham Mitra expressed support for the bill.Ramirez said PSC has already crafted a list of indigenous games in Ifugao and Mindanao, among others. He however added there are more indigenous games in Cagayan, Aurora, Cordillera, and other places in the country.“It’s been long overdue and perhaps we can harmonize the plan of the [bill’s] author,” Ramirez said, adding that regional games featuring indigenous sports could be held initially before national competitions are conducted.Mitra said the GAB would extend assistance if there will be professional competitions involving indigenous sports later on.The bill provides for the inclusion in the budget of an initial P20 million for the implementation of the measure. However, Saranggani Rep. Rogelio Pacquiao said the amount might no longer be necessary if the PSC and Philippine Olympic Committee would be mandated to implement the Act.  /kgaADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil NCAA: Altas guards run suicides for missing easy layups in win over Arellano Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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 In a statement, Ang Edukasyon Party-list Rep. Salvador Belaro, the bill’s principal author, said the country rich cultural tradition, including indigenous sports, tended to be slowly modified by the onslaught of digital modernization.“Part of our rich cultural heritage are indigenous games such as sepak takraw and the like. The bill seeks to preserve our indigenous games to ensure that future generations of Filipinos can still enjoy them,” Belaro noted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissUnder the measure, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd), will initiate measures to preserve indigenous games in the country, including their inclusion in the appropriate part of the curriculum in the basic education system of the schools;  the preservation of such games either by documentary or other useful means; and the holding of regular demonstration of such games in national events and appropriate school activities.The NCCA and the DepEd shall also coordinate in promulgating the implementing rules and regulations of the Act. SEPAK TAKRAW. Rhemwil Catana and Johnjohn Bobier of Philippines during the Chinlone event at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where Chinlone team won the 1st silver for the country. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZThe House committee on youth and sports development has approved a bill, which seeks to preserve the country’s indigenous games and ensure that these would be enjoyed by future generations of Filipinos.In a hearing Monday, the committee chaired by Abono Party-list Rep. Conrado Estrella III passed on first reading House Bill No. 6420 or the “Philippine Indigenous Games Preservation Act of 2017”.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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To help spread messages about Ebola, Community Radios Receive 1,448 Fuel Coupons

first_imgThe Grand Coalition of Liberian Organizations (GRANDCOALIO), a group comprises over 200 organizations in Liberia has presented 1,448 gallons of fuel coupons to community across Liberia to help with propagation of messages against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.The organization in addition to the coupons also turned over 25 bags of rice with cans and boxes of juice to meet the needs of health workers in isolation camps due to the Ebola outbreak.Making the presentation on August 12, 2014 at the headquarters of the Liberian Business Association (LIBA), the head of the organization, Dee Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr. stressed that the fight against Ebola is not to be left with the Government alone, but collaborative efforts of all Liberians.He said the media being a major partner in the fight must be capacitated to give the message out as it has been doing, and on the basis of this role media institutions play, the Grand Coalition of Liberian Organizations (GRANDCOALIO) saw it expedient to give the fuel coupons to empower functional community radios to help propagate the information.Mr. Kemayah went further to state that the outbreak of the Ebola virus is the first deadest in history, and that fighting it does not require Government alone but participations of all.He lauded the media for the work done over time since the outbreak, noting that media is an indispensable partner that must be empowered to reach the message to the people.In response to the gesture, Press Union of Liberia’s president, Kamara A. Kamara said the gesture was timely as many people call on them every day to asking for help to community radios build their capacity.Mr. Kamara noted that gesture by the Grand Coalition of Liberian organizations serves as sign that Liberia will be victorious in the fight against Ebola and that every person should follow warning messages provided the public.He urged reporters to report on the Ebola crisis in a balance way that areas and individuals affected will not be stigmatized.For National Health Workers leader, Joseph Tamba, he commended GRANDCOALIO for the assistance provided those in isolation camps and promised that they will work to ensure that in the next one month Ebola will be eradicated or suspected cases will be no more.He recalled that about eight health workers have died from the disease over the time.  He added that about 50 persons have survived from it, urging the public not to be afraid but to go along with the precautionary measures being publicized.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Still no luck for Stewart

first_imgThe two-time NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion once again had one of the fastest cars at California Speedway, but like it always seems to happen, he ended up empty on a cool, windy Sunday afternoon in the Auto Club 500. Despite a strong, promising potential podium finish, he ended up eighth. • Photo Gallery: Auto Club 500 | 2 | 3 • Photo Gallery: Racing Fans FONTANA – Tony Stewart still is California dreamin’. He was penalized with a drive-through penalty down pit road at 55 mph on the next lap – while everyone else went by at 200 mph – and he re-entered the race in 23rd place. By the time all the pit stops had cycled through, Stewart was in 17th place, just more than 25 seconds – about half a track length – behind eventual winner Matt Kenseth. Stewart also had one of the cars to beat last week at Daytona, and also was penalized for speeding in the pits. He was involved in an accident with Kurt Busch in that race and finished last. “I was 300 RPM under,” he said of Sunday’s pit-road speed. “I don’t know … unless the line is a spot that I don’t know where it’s at. They’ve got the computer stuff and it tells you exactly when and where.” There were no caution periods for the next 50 laps. Stewart consistently was running a second faster than leader Kenseth, but he was just too far back to make a run for the lead. “Tony was strong at times, but Matt had the car to beat,” said Jeff Gordon, who finished in second place. Stewart was up to 10th place when caution finally came, at Lap 227, for debris. He took four tires and went out in ninth place, and was up to seventh with 17 laps left. When David Reutimann crashed with seven laps to go, bringing out a red flag for 15 minutes and 8 seconds, Stewart opted to take four tires and fuel when the yellow flag came back out. “We had to do something,” he said. “We knew the guys behind us were going to take tires. We were kind of right in the middle of a cut-off point. We knew a certain amount of guys were going to take four and the rest of them were going to stay out that were a little farther up there. So we just took the chance.” He exited the pits with four laps to go in 12th place. He moved up one position each subsequent lap, but there was just too much traffic to get to the front of the pack. He’s won one of the Southern California titles he has sought – the Turkey Night Grand Prix for USAC Midget Cars at Irwindale Speedway – but he still hasn’t won what many would consider a bigger prize. “That’s definitely a high priority for me this year,” he said of the races at the four Cup tracks where he has not been a winner. “I like the California track, but we have not had much luck there. It’s just something we haven’t been able to put the whole day together at California to make that happen.” keith.lair@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I don’t know,” Stewart said when asked if he had the car to beat. “We had a chance. We had a good race car.” Stewart has not won at California Speedway in 16 races in three different series. His best finish in Cup was the 1999 race when he was fourth. His best finish at the track was second in the 2004 Busch Series race. It just seems like trouble follows Stewart whenever he’s on the two-mile Fontana oval. He was running second in the spring race last year when his engine blew. He finished 43rd and last. He’s been near the lead in other races at Fontana when his car experienced engine problems. Sunday, Stewart once again was in the lead when disaster struck. But this time, it had nothing to do with the engine. On green-flag pit stops with just less than 100 laps to go, NASCAR computers had Stewart going too fast at the entrance of pit road, where the speed is 55 mph. Radio communication indicated he was going 60.92 mph in the middle of pit road and NASCAR allows for a grace speed of an extra 5 mph. last_img read more

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Midfielder wanted by West Ham and Sunderland set for Turkey move

first_img1 Jean Makoun West Ham and Sunderland midfield target Jean Makoun is expected to join Turkish outfit Antalyaspor.The former Cameroon international, 32, was released from his contract at Rennes at the end of last season and has been linked with a switch to England.Makoun will be a familiar name to fans of the Premier League having spent two disappointing seasons at Aston Villa between 2010 and 2012 – making just 11 appearances in an injury-hit spell.Despite interest from the Hammers and Dick Advocaat’s men, Makoun, according to L’Equipe, is expected to link-up with his former international team-mate, Samuel Eto’o – who recently made the move to the Akdeniz University Stadium.last_img

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RORY GALLAGHER SLAMS JIM McGUINNESS OVER BOOK ‘BREACH OF TRUST’

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL manager Rory Gallagher has issued a statement hitting out at Jim McGuinness over what he says is a breach of trust by the Glenties man.Gallagher says he is ‘disappointed’ by former county boss Jim McGuinness revealing details of the former’s departure from the management team in 2013.Gallagher was assistant manager to McGuinness from 2011 to 2013. McGuinness has been promoting his book ‘Until Victory Always’ – signings of his book in Letterkenny at the weekend led to long queues.“It was one of those things; it was a break-up. It’s a relationship and we had fantastic times and unbelievable experiences together. But these things happen in sport and in life,” McGuinness said of Gallagher leaving the Donegal camp after the defeat to Mayo in the All Ireland quarter-final of 2013.But current boss Rory has broken his silence and has McGuinness of a breach of a trust in speaking about his departure and claiming that there are “inaccuracies in the book” that the Donegal County Board did not believe.In a statement Rory said: “I have received many requests for my reaction to the description given by Jim McGuinness in his book with regard to my departure from the Donegal Senior Management Team in September 2013. “At this point, I am not interested in commenting on the inaccuracies in the book while involved with the Donegal Senior Team. I am comfortable in the knowledge that Donegal County Board officers are aware of the true circumstances of my departure.“I will say I am disappointed Jim has chosen to comment on the breakup of the management team at this point. The players, management and backroom team had a very clear understanding that what happened within the group remained within the group.“Following my departure I did not comment on the matter as this would have been unfair on the players and the new management team whose focus was on the year ahead. I am really looking forward to the new season working with a brilliant squad of players who have given Donegal so much over the last five years.“The management, players and the County Board will be doing everything in our power to achieve success again for Donegal in 2016.” RORY GALLAGHER SLAMS JIM McGUINNESS OVER BOOK ‘BREACH OF TRUST’ was last modified: November 2nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:bookJim McGuinnessRory Gallagherrowtrustlast_img read more

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Track & Field Scores In Four Events on First Day Of MVC Indoor Championship

first_img Saturday Results (PDF) Story Links CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University track and field teams scored in four events and six athletes advanced to finals on the first day of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at the UNI Dome on Saturday, Feb. 27.The Bulldogs’ opening day at the championship was highlighted by a pair of second-place finishes with Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) turning in a time of 14:28.88, an indoor personal best, to take second in the men’s 5,000 meters. Minutes later, the women’s distance medley relay team of Bailee Cofer, Virginia Hill, Taylor Scholl and Emma Huston finished second with a time of 11:48.31. That performance capped a successful day for Scholl and Huston as both qualified for Sunday’s final in the mile. Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) turned in the second-fastest qualifying time of the day in the event at 5:02.38 while Scholl (Prior Lake, Minn.) was the eight-fastest in 5:04.80 to advance.In the men’s mile, Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) also moved on to Sunday with a sixth-place finish in the preliminary heats of the event in 4:20.41.Three Bulldog sprinters and hurdlers also advanced through the preliminary round. Sophomore Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) finished third in the 60-meter hurdle heats in 8.58 to advance while Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) was fourth in the men’s 60-meter preliminary heats in 6.84. Bas Van Leersum continued his string of strong performances in the 400 meters by clocking the fastest qualifying time of the day in 48.30Drake’s women’s team also got points from the field events on Saturday with senior Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) finishing fourth in the long jump with a leap of 19-2.75. With five events scored on the first day, the women’s team sits in sixth place in the team standings with 13 points while the men’s team is seventh with nine points.The second day of MVC Indoor Championship action gets underway on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. In the UNI Dome. 2016 MVC Indoor ChampionshipCedar Falls, Iowa – UNI DomeSaturday Drake Women’s Results200 Meters – Prelims13. Mary Young, 25.7915. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.86 400 Meters – Prelims21. Virginia Hill, 58.2224. Rai Ahmed-Green, 58.7325. Kaylen Rettig, 58.92 800 Meters – Prelims11. Meghan Kearney, 2:16.2612. Laura Gann, 2:17.28 Mile – Prelims2. Emma Huston. 5:02.388. Taylor Scholl, 5:04.8015. Cassie Aerts, 5:13.47 60-Meter Hurdles – Prelims3. Mary Young, 8.5813. Destani Welch, 8.8218. Virginia Hill, 8.97 Distance Medley Relay2. Cofer, Hill, Scholl, Huston, 11:48.31 Long Jump4. Kayla Bell, 19-2.7511. Taryn Rolle, 18-5 Pentathlon10. Danielle Griesbaum, 3,449  2016 MVC Indoor ChampionshipCedar Falls, Iowa – UNI Dome Saturday Drake Men’s Results60 Meters – Prelims4. Pierce Vincent, 6.8411. Aaron Chier, 6.9213. Demetrius Shelton, 6.9315. Kendall Owens, 7.03 200 Meters – Prelims 9. Pierce Vincent, 22.0013. Demetrius Shelton, 22.1017. Kendall Owens, 22.3119.  Aaron Chier, 22.34 400 Meters – Prelims1. Bas Van Leersum, 48.309. Hudson Priebe, 49.5122. Dominic Lombardi, 51.02 800 Meters – Prelims10. James Saxton, 1:54.9514. George Webb, 1:56.19 Mile – Prelims6. Robert McCann, 4:20.4116. Chris Kaminski, 4:34.36 5,000 Meters2. Reed Fischer, 14:28.88 60-Meter Hurdles – Prelims13. Hudson Priebe, 8.2814. Dominic Lombardi, 8.51 Distance Medley Relay8. Kaminski, Lombardi, Webb, Jandal, 10:52.62 Long Jump15. Johnathan Osifuye, 21-11 Weight Throw12. Michael Dolan, 51-9Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Saturday Results (HTML) last_img read more

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Rowing Adds Two Student-Athletes for 2020-21

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University rowing team has added Ashley Haddock (Tigard, Ore.) and Emily Peck (St. Charles, Ill.) for the 2020-21 season, head coach Charlie DiSilvestro announced Thursday. Haddock is a member of the Oregon Rowing Unlimited-PDX Rowing Club out of Portland, Ore., which is coached by Plamen Petrov and Nadia Petrova. She has rowed in several club boats that have claimed top-three finishes at multiple regattas the past two years. “We have a great pipeline with Chris and her St. Charles club that produces tremendous athletes,” DiSilvestro said. “We love Emily’s work ethic. She and her family had a great visit and we’re excited to have her join our family.” Print Friendly Version “Ashley is our first west coast signee,” said DiSilvestro. “Ashley impressed me with her level of commitment to academics and rowing as she wants to be successful at both. Ashley comes from a strong program and a great family. She and her family had a really great visit here and we’re excited to add her to our program.” Peck is the fifth member of the St. Charles Rowing Club to join the Drake rowing program. Peck’s coach is Chris Meldrum.last_img read more

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Barton linked with Forest and Bellamy is tipped to snub Cardiff to join QPR

first_imgJoey Barton is reportedly wanted by Blackburn and Nottingham Forest, while Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy has been tipped to join QPR rather than Cardiff City.The Daily Mail say Rangers are looking to loan out Barton, with Blackburn leading the chase and Forest also interested.Linked with move for Bellamy.It is suggested that R’s boss Mark Hughes sees a loan to the Championship – where there is a greater volume of league games over the early part of the season – as an ideal way to run down Barton’s 12-match ban quickly.The Sun say Bellamy is set to snub Cardiff and sign for QPR, whereas The Independent believe he will choose to join the Bluebirds. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Florent Malouda is considering an offer from Brazilian club Botafogo, the Daily Mirror report.The 32-year-old Frenchman, who has a Brazilian wife, is said to be weighing up several offers, with his first-team chances at Stamford Bridge looking likely to be limited.It is claimed that he is also wanted by another Brazilian club, Vasco Da Gama, where his ex-Lyon team-mate Juninho Pernambucano plays.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Takeaways: Sharks coach explains Brent Burns’ absence in third

first_img(Click here, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device) ABOVE: Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer after the Sharks showed more than a little bit of resiliency in bringing back to SAP Center a 2-0 lead in their opening round NHL playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks.SAN JOSE — Before we dig into the Sharks blowout win in Game 3, let’s get to the most-pressing matter: Brent Burns’ health.Burns missed the last 10:07 of the third period Monday as the Sharks took a commanding 3-0 …last_img

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