Lakers Dwight Howard Primed For 2016 Olympics

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard shared his emotions Thursday with reporters about the time in 2012 when he learned that he would not play in the London Olympics.“I was pissed off,” Howard said. “I was mad I couldn’t play in the playoffs. I was mad I couldn’t play in the Olympics. I was pissed. I was looking forward to going to London. I was looking forward to making a big run in the playoffs last season, so I wasn’t too happy about the fact that I had to have surgery and miss a lot of basketball.”Howard, who won Olympic gold with the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Games, missed the chance to repeat at the London Games to recover from back surgery. However, Howard said he is ready to join the team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The ultimate decision of whether Howard plays is up to USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo. Howard said that he has maintained a close relationship with Colangelo.“He’s cool with me,” Howard said. “He’s always been someone that I’ve thought highly of and he’s always supported me.”Howard said Colangelo invited him to play with 2012 team before his back injury.“We were looking forward to it,” Howard said. “He was one of the first people that contacted me and asked me if I wanted to play. I was very excited about it. I wanted to play. He said, ‘OK.’ ”With one piece of the roster filled out, now all Colangelo has to do is find a new head coach.Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski announced earlier this week on ESPN Radio that he would not continue his head coaching duties with Team USA.But when the Rio de Janeiro Games roll around, Howard will be 30 years old, but for now he is not concerned about who the coach will be when that time comes.“My only concern right now is winning a championship with the Lakers and how we can get better,” Howard said. “I can’t control what happens in the Olympics.” read more

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Beside The Points For Thursday Feb 1 2018

Oh, and don’t forgetThis game may have a lot of flags. 🙁 We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe NBA See more NFL predictions Things That Caught My EyeWill Philly get Gronked?The Philadelphia Eagles have a wonderful defense, but one Achilles’ heel could give them some trouble come Sunday. When opposing quarterbacks passed to wide recievers, on the whole their passer rating was 71.2 against the Philly defense. When they passed to tight ends or running backs, that passer rating jumped to 100.5, and the difference between the two — 29.3 — was the fourth highest in the league. Given the presence of a hulking superman named Gronk on the Patriots, this particular liability could be real trouble for the Eagles. [FiveThirtyEight]How to win with Nick FolesNick Foles of all people is now a Super Bowl caliber quarterback, and the real question is how the Eagles managed to retool an offense based on generational talent Carson Wentz to perform just as well under Foles. Turns out that the number of passes caught behind the line of scrimmage has jumped from 15.5 percent under Wentz to 28.6 in the Foles regime, while passes thrown 10 or more yards dropped from 40.2 percent of throws to 25.4 percent of throws. Plus, the Eagles are getting more of their passing yards after the catch, on average 6.7 yards under Foles compared to 4.8 yards under Wentz, to make up for the yards that they’re not racking up in the air, 5.5 under Foles to Wentz’ 7.7. on average. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Pistons roll the dice on GriffinThe Detroit Pistons are taking a huge gamble in acquiring Blake Griffin from the Clippers, with Griffin and Andre Drummond combining to cost the team more than $61 million in the 2019-20 season. That’s one of only five pairings currently slated to cost more than $60 million that year. [FiveThirtyEight]Pink could make a lot of money hereRight now, putting up a $150 wager on the Pink’s version of the National Anthem exceeding 2 minutes would get you $100 in profit, with 4 of the 5 most recent Super Bowl anthem renditions taking longer than 120 seconds. Pink could set herself up to make a pretty penny here, is all I’m saying, because a $100 wager gets you $110 in profit in Vegas if she sprints through the Anthem to get to the business at hand. [CBS Sports]Bucks reboundThe Milwaukee Bucks ranked 26th in the league in points allowed, giving up 111.3 points per every 100 possessions, and it’s probably the funky defense of recently sacked coach Jason Kidd that’s at fault here. Since switching to a conventional defense, they’re 4-0, albeit against mediocre opponents at best. [FiveThirtyEight]Big Number8.28 points allowedIt takes Bill Belichick 30 minutes to understand his enemies. In the first half of games this year, the Patriots defense allowed 5.85 yards per play and 10.06 points, placing them 30th and 11th place in the league, respectively. But after halftime, the Pats have their rivals cracked open like an egg: They allowed 5.43 yards per play and 8.28 points, making them 22nd and 2nd in the league. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack, Sunday Night: neil:Former top pick Mark Appel leaves baseball without throwing a big league pitchSheeshI believe he’d be the only the 3rd No. 1 overall pick to never play in MLBPredictions NFL All newsletters See more NBA predictions read more

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Universal Childrens Day 2016

first_img Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#letthechildrencome, #MagneticNewsMedia, #universalchildrensday TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 22, 2016 – Universal Children’s Day 2016 Message from the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Unit of the RTCIPF under the theme: “For every child – Hope Securing their future!  The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Unit joined the rest of the World on Sunday 20th November 2016 to celebrate Universal Children’s Day.Universal Children’s day is celebrated every year on 20th November.  It was first established in the United Kingdom and later, other countries around the world were encouraged to dedicate a day to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and also to start a movement that will promote and benefit the welfare of children around the world.  It is also a day celebrated to honor children, to give them love and affection because after all, they are the future of the world.  This day is not a public holiday, but it is a global day of observance.The unit recently formed a Child Safeguarding Committee which is a multi-Agency team of professionals and other persons from the community working together to provide services that promote the welfare of children and protect them from all forms of abuse.  The committee is still in its early stages of getting the project off the ground.  The Mission Statement of the Committee is to strengthen families and promotes the well-being of children through prevention, intervention, education and advocacy.Children’s day is a reminder to everyone of their obligation to protect the rights, needs, and welfare of children.  It is a day to promote good healthcare and education to help children who are in need; also a day to reflect on the good that we have done in our communities – such as public awareness through community and school programs, Development of a zero tolerance approach to crimes against children, formulating a committee to safeguard children from all forms of abuse and swiftly dealing with perpetrators of these crimes.It is the responsibility of the community to protect children from neglect and abuse and to also provide support to victims of violence and to ensure that justice is served because today’s children are tomorrow’s doctors, teachers, politicians, and scientists.  They will follow in the footsteps of what the human race has been able to accomplish since the beginning of time.  Therefore we should start building a great and honorable future for them.  Let us teach them how to protect the weak and vulnerable people of this world and even teach them how to make decisions on their own and not what we want them to think and the kind of decision we would like them to make for their time – this will also teach them how to be independent.  This is a day filled with joy and freedom.The Social Development Department in collaboration with the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Unit of the RTCIPF commenced the activities on Thursday 17th November 2016 with a prayer vigil was held at the Down Town Ball Park.  A motorcade and family fun day will be held on Friday 25th November starting from First Caribbean International Bank and ending at Edward Garland Youth Centre.All are welcome to attend to show unity in this partnership we have in safeguarding our country’s treasures, our children. Recommended for you Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

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San Diego County gas prices stable

first_img Posted: August 29, 2018 August 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom San Diego County gas prices stable SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose two-tenths of a cent Wednesday to $3.605 after dropping by one-tenth of a cent for two consecutive days.The average price is 1.7 cents more than a week ago and 60.4 cents higher than one year ago but 1.3 cents less than one month ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has risen 48.3 cents since the start of the year.The average price dropped by one-tenth of a cent five times in the eight-day period ending Tuesday. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

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