In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Erie BayHawks’ Josh Magette drives past Raptors 905’s Alfonzo McKinnie in an in NBA G League tournament basketball game, in Erie, Pa. Jack Hanrahan, Erie Times-News via AP MIAMI (AP) — The G League will begin offering “select contracts” worth $125,000 next year to elite prospects who are not yet eligible for the NBA, a move that could slightly lessen the handful of one-and-done players at the college level.There is no determination yet on how players will be identified as potential targets for such a contract. The G League said Thursday that it is establishing a working group to develop that process and other criteria, and that there will be no cap on how many players could be signed to a select deal.“We recognize that talent assessment is inherently subjective,” G League President Malcolm Turner said. “But as the name would suggest, this working group will be charged with identifying the relevant pool of players who may be offered a select contract. It’s not as if any player can unilaterally raise their hand and dictate that they will join the league playing under a select contract.”Players will be eligible to sign the select deal if they turn 18 by Sept. 15 prior to the season that they would spend in the G League. The move follows recommendations released earlier this year by the Commission on College Basketball, a group that was chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and was tasked with reforming the college game.The commission report said “elite high school players with NBA prospects … should not be ‘forced’ to attend college.”Turner said the move addresses that concern.“We’ve tried to answer the basketball community’s call for an alternative in a timely and thoughtful way,” Turner said.Players who receive the select contracts all will become eligible for the NBA draft the following year. Their rights would not be retained by an NBA club beforehand, no matter which G League affiliate they wind up with.Under current rules, players are not eligible to enter the NBA draft until they are a year removed from high school — though that is expected to change through an amendment to the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and its players in time for the 2022 draft.The G League has allowed 18-year-old players in the past, but never before under any elite designation.While it is apparent there are still details to be ironed out — such as how these select players will be allocated to G League teams — NCAA President Mark Emmert said he appreciates the G League’s plan.“Obtaining a college education continues to provide unmatched preparation for success in life for the majority of student-athletes and remains an excellent path to professional sports for many,” Emmert said. “However, this change provides another option for those who would prefer not to attend college but want to directly pursue professional basketball.”And this could put the G League and some big-name NCAA programs on a collision course.Players can sign letters of intent to play for a Division I school in the 2019-20 season starting next month, and there’s nothing to suggest that some of the top recruits — whether they’ve signed or not — won’t consider going to the G League for $125,000 instead of college next season. That means the potential is there for some awkward situations if a player signs with a school, and later backs out of that commitment to turn pro.The G League’s working group is expected to be formed and functioning within the next couple of weeks, but it’s unclear when the process of players contacting the league and vice versa will begin. It is expected that there will be an advisory council to tell athletes who contact the G League about their potential eligibility for a select deal, much like how college football players can ask about their potential NFL draft status.“There might be some collision points, but our role and what we intend to do is educate and inform the marketplace,” Turner said. “We’re also not going to be targeting those who have already made their decisions.”Earlier this year, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James called the NCAA model “corrupt” and said he would suggest to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver a plan to expand the G League and turn it into more of a farm system with an eye on truly preparing young talent for the NBA.“As the NBA, we have to figure out a way that we can shore up our farm league,” James said in February, when he was still with the Cleveland Cavaliers. “And if kids feel like they don’t want to be a part of that NCAA program, then we have something here for them to be able to jump back on and not have to worry about going overseas all the time.”Through the first two nights of this NBA season, 35 rookies — most of them having left college early — made their debuts. Of the 35, only five scored more than 10 points in their first game.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Photo: Two CMA Planes like this one, a Beech 1900D, had to make emergency lands at YVR Sunday.Two Central Mountain Air Planes were forced to make emergency landings at Vancouver International Airport.- Advertisement -Both planes made the emergency landings over the lunch hour Sunday after reports of smoke in the cabin. YVR spokesperson Kate Donegani says the first one landed safetly shortly after noon and the other landed safetly at approximately 12:14.The first flight was carrying 14 people, while the second had 15 passengers. Once the planes landed there was no sign of smoke and the source of the smell remains a mystery.
Chelsea and Manchester United target Paul Pogba showcassed his sensational talent in Juventus’ 1-0 win against Chievo.The 21-year-old is being pursued by Europe’s elite clubs, and it’s not hard to see why after his superb match-winning performance for the Serie A leaders.Watch the former Red Devil, who has Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain tracking his progress, strike a sizzling 20-yard winner in the video above.And, if you want to see some silky skills from the Frenchman, then click on the video below.
Bonaduce, 48, was a child star on “The Partridge Family,” starred in the 2005 reality show “Breaking Bonaduce,” and has recently co-hosted Adam Carolla’s radio show. Owen Wilson back in spotlight Owen Wilson has returned to the public eye, making an appearance at the Los Angeles premiere of his new film, “The Darjeeling Limited.” Sporting a shaggy blond beard and wearing a dark jacket, Wilson was joined by cast mates Adrien Brody, Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman and filmmaker Wes Anderson. It was among Wilson’s first public appearances since an apparent suicide attempt in late August. The premiere was held Thursday night at the headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “The Darjeeling Limited,” now in theaters, is the story of three brothers who journey by train through India. Before the movie started, Anderson introduced Wilson, his longtime friend and collaborator, saying, “I’ve never made a movie without him and I hope I never have to.” Anderson and Wilson have worked together on several films, including “The Royal Tenenbaums,” for which they were nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Danny Bonaduce won’t face charges for giving former “Survivor” contestant Johnny Fairplay a face-plant on stage at an awards show. A charge-evaluation document released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Friday said there was “insufficient evidence” to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Bonaduce committed battery because Fairplay “initiated contact and acted offensively.” Fairplay, 33, said he underwent 2 hours of dental surgery after Bonaduce tossed him over his shoulders at the Fox Reality Channel’s Really Awards on Tuesday. The evaluation worksheet said Fairplay jumped on Bonaduce, “wrapped his arms and legs around the suspect and thrust his pelvis into the suspect’s body.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityDeputy District Attorney Jeffrey Boxer wrote that Bonaduce did not intentionally injure Fairplay and his “actions fell within the realm of self-defense.” Fairplay’s police report claimed Bonaduce walked on stage uninvited and made a “derogatory statement.” Fairplay later said he was giving Bonaduce a hug, one of his signature moves. A video of the incident captured the sound of the audience booing. Fairplay, whose real name is Jon Dalton, appeared in the 2003 CBS show “Survivor: Pearl Islands” and came in third.
ST EUNAN’S and Carndonagh U14 girls went head-to-head at O’Donnell Park last night in a fine display of camogie.The ancient sport is alive and well thanks to a handful of Donegal clubs.And all the skills were on display in the keenly fought contest. St Eunan’s proved too strong and finished comfortable victors on a warm sunny evening in the Park, but the Carn girls can be proud of their efforts – and of keeping the camogie tradition vibrant in Inishowen for years to come.Both clubs are doing incredible work at underage level with teams right through to U6s – and teams open to players from neighbouring clubs who don’t have a camogie set-up.FINE DISPLAY OF CAMOGIE AS ST EUNAN’S U14s TAKE ON CARN was last modified: May 31st, 2016 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:camogieCarndonaghSt EunansU14’s
“Paul Morrison’s contribution to the Drake Relays is immeasurable,” said Blake Boldon, Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays. “As Paul said many times, ‘For more than a century, the Drake Relays has been Des Moines’ window to the world.’ Paul was the narrator of our story for many decades and a committed historian until his very last day.” Morrison’s legacy at Drake stretches more than a century as his parents, Marion and Leonta, met at Drake in 1902. Paul followed his parents to Drake, enrolling in 1935 and graduating in 1939 with a degree in journalism. Morrison served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II, ascending to the rank of sergeant. Upon his return from the war, he worked briefly for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids before being hired in 1945 as Drake’s first full-time director of the news bureau. He served as sports information director and athletics business manager during his career, from which he retired in 1986. The day following his retirement, he returned to work as a full-time volunteer for the athletics department and continued to faithfully serve Drake and its student-athletes until his passing. He served as the Drake Athletics historian, amassing an incredible archive of material dating to Drake’s earliest years and chronicling its modern successes. Those archival materials, historically kept in the Fieldhouse, have been transferred to the Drake University Archives this year for improved preservation and many items are now available for the public to see on the second floor of Cowles Library. Morrison attended more than 700 Drake football games, 80 Drake Relays, and counted 15 members of his family as Drake alumni. He was married to his wife, Pauline, in 1949 and enjoyed 42 years of marriage before she passed away in 1991. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary. “Paul led with love – love of his Bulldog family and Drake University,” said Megan Franklin, Drake University’s interim director of athletics. “His gift of connecting with letter winners always allowed Bulldogs to feel attached to this University while assuring their legacy was appreciated and celebrated. Paul’s life is a story of commitment that will be treasured and celebrated for generations to come. We will always be in this together, as Paul liked to say.” Drake Athletics and Drake University mourn the loss of one of Drake University’s most iconic and cherished individuals, Paul Morrison. Morrison, who earlier this year celebrated his 100th birthday, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, in Des Moines, Iowa.Morrison Celebration of Life Information “Paul represented everything that is great about Drake University,” said Drake University President Marty Martin. “He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was a loyal and trusted friend to so many in our community. He was an outstanding servant-leader in Drake athletics for decades, including long after he had officially retired. Paul was a man of good will and good cheer in everything he did. And, he always showed up! We will miss Paul dearly for a very long time.” Funeral arrangements will be announced when available.Print Friendly Version
Some of the Cranes players during training on Tuesday evening (Photo by Tebandeke Rachael)2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers (Group L)Saturday, 13th October 2018Uganda Cranes vs. LesothoMandela National Stadium, NambooleReturn Leg Date: Tuesday, 16th October 2018Lesotho Vs Uganda Cranes – Setsoto Stadium, MaseruNAMBOOLE – oday being Uganda’s 56th Independence anniversary, it didn’t stop the French man to drag the Uganda Cranes to the pitch ahead of the AFCON qualifier game against Lesotho on Saturday.Apart from goalie Salim Jamal who hasn’t yet arrived, all other players who missed the Monday training participated in the gym session at Kabira Country Club and later training at Namboole.Players who joined camp today included Captain Denis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa, Khalid Aucho, Farouk Miya, Derrick Nsibambi, Isaac Muleme and Milton Karisa.Speaking to the media after training defender Hassan Wasswa Mawanda called upon fans to come and support them like they did against Tanzania and he also promised them (fans) that Uganda Cranes won’t disappoint this time round.“We are going to beat Lesotho ,that I promise our fans so I call upon them to come in big numbers and support us. Said the Cranes Vice Captain.Uganda Cranes takes Lesotho in a crucial doubleheader duel at Namboole and in Maseru on 13th and 16th October 2018 respectively.The Cranes currently lead the standings in Group L with four points from two games having defeated Cape Verde 1-0 and drawn 0-0 with Tanzania.Lesotho are second with two points from as many games.The players who took part in Tuesday’s sessions:Goalkeeper: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda).Others: Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), Murushid Juuko (Simba SC, Tanzania), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Denis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) FC, Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Isaac Muleme, Kalid Aucho, Hassan Wasswa, brahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda) Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi, Farouck Miya, Milton Karisa.Comments Tags: 2019 AFCON QualifierstopUganda Cranes
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