Bogut retires from NBA, signs with Sydney NBL team for 2 years

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Andrew Bogut. APSYDNEY — Former No. 1 draft pick Andrew Bogut has quit the NBA and plans to play the next two seasons for the Sydney Kings in Australia’s National Basketball League.The big Australian center told a Kings news conference Tuesday there are “no outs” in his deal if an NBA team should become interested.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 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’ Bogut was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft. He played seven years with the Bucks before a move to Golden State, where he won an NBA championship in 2015.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The 33-year-old Bogut also said he’d like to play for Australia at next year’s World Cup and at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.He revealed last month that he wouldn’t be returning to the NBA this season in order to remain in Australia with his pregnant wife.After being waived by the Los Angeles Lakers in January, it was expected the free agent would join a contending team for a playoff push.But Bogut said at the time he’d stay in Australia and focus on returning in the 2018-19 season. He tweeted that his wife’s pregnancy with their second child has been deemed “high-risk” and she’s not allowed to travel.Bogut played 24 games for the Lakers after signing last September, averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 rebounds while starting five games. He was acquired by Cleveland in the second half of last season, but he fractured his left leg less than a minute into his debut with the Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT A 13-year NBA veteran and championship winner, Bogut said he had always intended to return to Australia and it was only a question of when.“Before anyone asks, no NBA outs, no European outs,” Bogut said. “I’m committed to being here for two years … it will retire me from the NBA, I’m happy to say that today.”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 crownBogut signed with the Kings, who finished next-to-last in the eight-team league last season, despite interest from his hometown Melbourne United. He said his contract included a 10 percent stake in the Kings when he retires, and an option to buy a bigger interest in the club.“I want some skin in the game, I want to see how viable this is and see where it’s going,” he said. “If it goes as well as I think it will there is no reason why I won’t put my own money in as well.” Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Govt makes submission in no-confidence case

first_imgAG v Speaker, Opposition leaderAttorney General Basil Williams has filed in the High Court submissions on behalf of the state, making out the Government’s case in hopes that the court would reverse the no-confidence vote passed in the National Assembly.In the case of AG vs Speaker of the National Assembly and Opposition Leader, Williams’s submission argues that “there was a miscalculation of the majority of all elected members as required under Article 106 (6) of the Constitution for the Government to be defeated on a vote of no-confidence.”He is also seeking the court’s decision on “whether 33 votes in favour of the motion of no-confidence amounted to a majority of all elected members inAttorney General Basil Williamsaccordance with Article 106 (6) of the Constitution.”The AG also wants the court to determine “whether Resolution 101 is Constitutional and effective and passed in accordance with Article 106 (6) of the Constitution, (and) whether section 5 of the Constitution (Amendment) Act 2000 (No 17/2000) is constitutional and not inconsistent with article 70 of the Constitution.”The submission claims that acquiring 33 instead of 34 or more votes breached article 106 (6) of the Constitution and was unlawful. It also claims that the Speaker’s certification of the vote by issuing Resolution 101 is not conclusive.When it comes to Article 70 of the Constitution, Williams argues that a Government is guaranteed a five-year term and is protected by requiring 2/3 of all elected members to vote in order to reduce that timeframe.Finally, the submission wants the court to decide “whether the Speaker’s ruling on the vote can be quashed by the Courts.”On Tuesday, Chief Justice Roxane George gave all sides in the no- confidence cases until January 18 to exchange submissions, January 21 for rebuttal submissions; and in the case of Christopher Ram vs the Attorney General andSpeaker of the National Assembly Keith ScottSpeaker of the National Assembly, submissions will be heard on January 23.Oral submissions for Government supporter Compton Reid vs the Attorney General, former MP Charrandas Persaud and the Speaker of the National Assembly will be heard on January 24.And finally, in the case of the Attorney General vs the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Opposition Leader, oral submissions will be done on January 25.On December 21, 2018, the no-confidence motion brought by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo brought down the Government by a 33-to-32 vote majority when then Alliance For Change (AFC) Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud defected and supported the motion.Persons have for some time argued that the Cabinet should have resigned by now, pursuant to the laws of Guyana. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, clause 7 goes on to state that “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Even though less than 90 days remain in which elections must be held, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has made no significant moves towards preparing for holding elections.last_img read more

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Inter Milan escape Juventus to stay top

first_img0Shares0000Juventus’ forward Paulo Dybala (L) and midfielder Blaise Matuidi (C) fight for the ball with Inter Milan’s midfielder Matias Vecino on December 9, 2017 © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Dec 10 – Unbeaten Inter Milan maintained their lead at the top of Serie A after a hard-fought goalless draw at arch-rivals Juventus on Saturday.Luciano Spalletti’s Inter leave Turin two points ahead of second-placed Napoli, who are level on 38 points with Juventus and have the chance to reclaim top spot at home to Fiorentina on Sunday. Inter can be considered fortunate to escape the Allianz Stadium with a point after watching the dominant hosts create a series of chances, most of which were created by lively right-winger Juan Cuadrado and wasted by Mario Mandzukic.Inter started the game well but created nothing of note, and as the match wore on the away side sank further back into their own half, unable to keep the ball and in the end lucky to escape with a point.“Leaving Turin with a point and a clean sheet is positive,” said Spalletti. “The first 30 minutes were very good up until the final third.“I thought we had the potential to do more, but we gave the ball away because we weren’t determined enough in the second half. We almost seemed to rest on our laurels and be content with just keeping possession.”Despite Inter’s early domination of the ball, Mandzukic could have given Juve the lead as early as the eighth minute when a Cuadrado cross wormed its way through a crowd of defenders, but the Croat shot straight at Inter keeper Samir Handanovic from close range.Unfortunate Mandzukic went closer than anyone did to scoring just before the end of a tight first half, meeting another cross from his Colombian teammate only to to see his powerful header thwack the crossbar.The second half continued as the first ended, but Juve couldn’t capitalise on a wobbling Inter team that was struggling to get out of its own half, with the excellent Handanovic on hand to repel the hosts when they didn’t fluff chances on their own.Mandzukic — Juve’s freshest player after missing the 2-0 win at Olympiakos that secured their placed in the last 16 of the Champions League — had the best opportunity to win the match with just eight minutes left.– ‘Two dropped points’ –He was found alone in the area with space to shoot, but he slipped before he could pull the trigger and Inter escaped with a precious point.“Inter are top of the table, are a quality team and worked really hard. We were great in the second half and were only lacking a goal,” said Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri.“It’s a shame we didn’t win, but considering how much we can improve, I am happy with the performance, as Inter are competitive to fight for the title to the end.”But midfielder Miralem Pjanic conceded the draw felt like a missed opportunity for Juve as they chase a seventh straight league crown.“The disappointment of the team in the locker room was evident, as we were the stronger side on the field and didn’t take our chances,” Pjanic said.“It’s a pity, as we were superior on the night and could’ve done more to win…I see this as two dropped points, as Inter never really had scoring opportunities.”Sixth-placed Sampdoria missed the chance to close in on the Champions League places earlier after throwing away a two-goal half-time lead created by Fabio Quagliarella to draw 2-2 at Cagliari, who stay 13th on 17 points thanks to goals in four minutes from Diego Farias and Leonardo Pavoletti.Marco Giampaolo’s Samp are seven points behind Roma in fourth, who travel to Chievo in Sunday’s early match.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘If United seal this £157m deal, I’ll put £50 on Sunderland to win the league!’

first_imgNeymar’s agent, Wagner Ribeiro, has been talking up interest in his client ahead of the summer transfer window.The Brazil international, according to Ribeiro, is available if his £157m release clause at Barca is met and apparently three clubs are interested in his signature.“There are three big clubs in the world that want to sign Neymar and pay a clause of €200m to Barcelona.“I cannot say more than this because it is sensistive. I can only guarantee that Neymar is happy at Barcelona.”Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are allegedly the clubs prepared to spend big to sign the La Liga superstar.But United fans, in particular, aren’t buying the rumour. Read what a section have had to say below… 1 Neymar in action for Barcelona last season last_img read more

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Mourinho looking to beat PSG to signature of his former Chelsea star – reports

first_img Azpilicueta has been a consistent performer for the Blues 1 New Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to raid former club Chelsea for Cesar Azpilicueta, according to reports.The Special One is a huge fan of the versatile 26-year-old from his second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge, and the Daily Mirror claims he is keen on bringing the Spaniard with him to Old Trafford.Azpilicueta has three years remaining on his current Chelsea contract, yet is unsure whether he will feature in the plans of incoming boss Antonio Conte.Conte, currently in charge of Italy, has employed a 3-5-2 formation to great success at Euro 2016 and it is rumoured he wants to bring his former Juventus stars Kwadwo Asamoah and Stephan Lichsteiner to fill the wing-back positions when he arrives in west London.Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly in the market for a new right-back with Gregory van der Wiel’s contract set to expire, and have held informal talks about bringing Azpilicueta to the French capital.But Mourinho will hope his relationship with the Spain international will convince him to make the move to United.last_img read more

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DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL CLIMBERS SPECTACULAR DRONE FOOTAGE OF ERRIGAL

first_imgDDTV: This stunning video showcases perfectly the spectacular beauty of climbing Errigal in glorious autumnal Donegal sunshine.The video was sent into us by Jordan Hall who took the footage of his family and friends climbing Donegal’s highest peak earlier this week. The drone is able to capture some idyllic images of Donegal from her highest peak – and the views reiterate the belief that Donegal really is the most beautiful county in Ireland.To view the video simply click play on the video above and enjoy. DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL CLIMBERS SPECTACULAR DRONE FOOTAGE OF ERRIGAL was last modified: October 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DDTVFeatureslast_img read more

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MONTH’S MIND MASS HELD FOR VICTIMS OF BUNCRANA PIER TRAGEDY

first_imgKerrykeel man Davitt Walsh with the baby he saved. Pic courtesy of NorthWestNewsPixHundreds of people gathered at the Holy Church Family in Derry last night for the month’s mind mass for the Buncrana Pier victims.Louise James was chief mourner, while Kerrykeel man Davitt Walsh, who saved Louise’s daughter from the freezing waters of Lough Swilly, was also in attendance.Fr Paddy O’Kane, who has provided spiritual support to the McGrotty and Daniels families for the past month, was joined at the alter by Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown. In a touching and heartfelt homily, Fr O’Kane recalled “happy-go-lucky” children who loved Derry City Football Club – but not as much as their mum.“Mark loved playing at school, or on the street with his friends,” the priest said.“He would run inside and give Louise a hug and then re-join his friends – for Louise had told him and Evan to come and hug her as often as they wanted.”Sean McGrotty, sons Evan and Mark, mother Ruth Daniels and sister Jodie Lee Daniels all died when their car slipped into Lough Swilly, while baby Rioghnac-Ann was rescued by Walsh. MONTH’S MIND MASS HELD FOR VICTIMS OF BUNCRANA PIER TRAGEDY was last modified: April 21st, 2016 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)last_img read more

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ENTERTAINMENT: DOUBLE LOYALTY CARD POINTS FOR TWO WEEKS AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Management at Eclispe Cinemas Lifford/Strabane are giving Double points from Friday 29th April to May 12th to loyal customers. Eclipse Classic: Kids Club Sat & Sun & Mon (Bank Holiday) @ 12noon(Saturday 30th, Sunday 1st May & Monday 2nd May )Films this week are Alvin & the Chipmunks & Oddball & the Penguins Tickets €1.80 eachCrazy Tuesday – All Tickets All Day €4.00Over 50’s Wednesday – Tickets €5.00Thursday Meal Deal – Ticket + Med Drink & Popcorn €10Check out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.comFilms available this week include:Open from 2pm from Tues 3rd May – Fri 6th May Birthday Parties @ Eclipse Cinemas Lifford Strabane Call us today 074 91 41973 ENTERTAINMENT: DOUBLE LOYALTY CARD POINTS FOR TWO WEEKS AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: April 28th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Eclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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HSE RUNS OUT OF PUFF IN SMOKING CASE AGAINST LEADING HOTEL

first_imgA leading Donegal hotel has had several charges against it dismissed under smoking laws after a Judge said it was an ‘extremely well-run establishment.’The Redcastle HotelThe HSE took the case under Tobacco legislation laws against the Redcastle Hotel in Inishowen. HSE employee Meabh Costelloe visited the hotel during a wedding on June 14th , 2013.On the first visit there was nobody in the glazed area.However, on a second visit two people were found smoking in the enclosed glazed area which measured three metres by three metres.However Carndonagh District Court was told that this was NOT the designated smoking area for the hotel.In fact, several precautions had been taken to ensure that patrons knew this was not the designated smoking area.The actual designated patio area for smoking was a short distance away.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said these included the erection of signs, regular fifteen minute patrols by staff and also a memo to staff telling them where the designated smoking area was.He said that all reasonable measures had been taken to ensure people knew the glazed area was not the designated smoking area.Judge Paul Kelly said he found the hotel had complied fully and that it was ‘an extremely well-run establishment.’He dismissed all the cases relating to the hotel.HSE RUNS OUT OF PUFF IN SMOKING CASE AGAINST LEADING HOTEL was last modified: April 17th, 2014 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:donegalHSERedcastle HotelSolicitor Frank Dorrianlast_img read more

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BANK HEIST SPREADS: CUSTOMERS HIT ACROSS DONEGAL AS THIEVES CLEAR ACCOUNTS

first_imgExclusive: A BANK fraud which has seen customers in Donegal have their accounts swindled has spread to even more people, Donegal Daily can reveal.On Saturday we told how online crooks have raided the bank accounts of AIB customers in Co Donegal.Now customers of Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland have also revealed that their debit cards have been cloned – and large amounts of cash taken from their accounts. Three members of the same family in Donegal Town all lost money in the raids – on accounts at AIB and Ulster Bank.Bank of Ireland staff also spent yesterday calling customers to tell them that thieves had accessed their accounts.The online thieves spent the money in most cases on transactions in the USA.Branches affected include the Donegal Town branches of both AIB and BoI. “I was told they took €500 and had attempted to take more,” said one Bank of Ireland customer.“I was told it was being investigated – I just want my money back; as far as I’m concerned it’s the bank’s security which has been breached.”An AIB customer contacted us yesterday to warn other customers to check their accounts.“I know a lot of other people who have been victims of this,” he added.In most cases the banks should contact customers; however if you feel you have been robbed online, contact your bank immediately. BANK HEIST SPREADS: CUSTOMERS HIT ACROSS DONEGAL AS THIEVES CLEAR ACCOUNTS was last modified: October 13th, 2013 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:AIBBANK HEIST SPREADS: CUSTOMERS HIT ACROSS DONEGAL AS THIEVES CLEAR ACCOUNTSBank of Irelanddonegalfraudstersulster banklast_img read more

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