Lonzo Ball says ongoing shooting issues ‘just in my head’

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on before the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Lonzo Ball is in a shooting slump, and he thinks he knows where the problem is.“It’s just in my head to be honest,” Ball said. “I know I can shoot the ball.”ADVERTISEMENT “I’m just trying to work on balance. That’s what (coach) Luke (Walton) and Magic (Johnson) have been telling me,” Ball said. “That’s the problem right now. Just balance.”His ability to distribute the ball hasn’t tailed off, at least. He had six assists Wednesday and has 22 over the last three games.Los Angeles continues its four-game trip Thursday night at Washington.ADVERTISEMENT The Lakers rookie had nine points in a 107-96 loss to Boston on Wednesday night, shooting just 4 of 15 from the field and 1 of 5 from the 3-point line. He entered the night shooting 29.9 percent from the floor in his first 10 NBA games, including 23 percent over his previous three contests.This after he hit 55 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range in his lone season at UCLA. Ball said he hasn’t changed much from his approach in college.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“It’s a long season. Just have to stay positive and keep putting in work,” Ball said. “It’s going to show for itself. Obviously, right now I’m not making no shots. But I’m going to keep shooting.”Ball said the Lakers haven’t suggested tweaking his funky shooting mechanics, which include pushing the ball with his right hand from next to his left ear. MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Curry, Thompson find their touch as Warriors beat T-Wolves It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES 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 View commentslast_img read more

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Guiao can have smorgasbord of PBA players for next Gilas team

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ JAKARTA—Gilas Pilipinas will be playing China in a few hours in the 18th Asian Games, but cage fans back home will have something to cheer about before the first basket between these two regional rivals is scored here.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal But with the PBA opening its doors for Guiao, the talent pool is deep and with Christian Standhardinger the likely naturalized player for those games, Gilas could have a truly formidable team it can build.READ: 10 Gilas players, 2 coaches suspended by Fiba for brawlBasketball action in the Asiad doesn’t end until Sept. 1 if the Philippines can make the medal games and Guiao will plane back to the country the following day at the earliest. And that would mean having less than two weeks to draw up his team with the game against Iran happening on Sept. 13.The PBA has the season-ending Governors’ Cup ongoing but will suspend the elimination round from Sept. 7-17 to accommodate the National Five’s Fiba schedule.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Not looking too far ahead, but Gilas Pilipinas will have all the tools that it would need come the next international tournament.READ: Guiao to meet with PBA for Gilas composition in Fiba World Cup Asian QualifiersFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Let’s call it like a smorgasbord for Gilas as far as players coming from us are concerned,” Willie Marcial, commissioner of the PBA, told the Inquirer over the phone when asked on Tuesday what the pro league participation will be as Yeng Guiao handles the team for the next Fiba World Cup Qualifying windows.“He can pick whomever he wants. The PBA will be open as far as its players are concerned,” Marcial said, though he reiterated that Guiao, the league’s board of governors representing the team owners, and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas will have to sit down first. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms READ: Guiao believes Fiba suspensions were ‘fair’“That’s the first thing we need to do—talk to coach Yeng first, the SBP and the board—so that he can tell us the players that he would want,” Marcial went on. “But like I said, the PBA will be open to lend anyone.”Guiao was appointed to handle Gilas in the next two games in the Qualifying, which will be against the Iranians in Iran and Qatar back home behind closed doors, a penalty the Philippines has to pay after the July 2 brawl with Australia in Bulacan.READ: ‘100% national team’: Revival of Gilas 1.0 program consideredAnd there are 10 players serving multiple game suspensions, counting naturalized player Andray Blatche, who will be out for three games, and Calvin Abueva who will be serving a six-game ban. RR Pogoy was also canned for five. Jason Castro and Terrence Romeo will also not be available.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Serena seeks to cap comeback year with Grand Slam No. 24 View commentslast_img read more

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UP group urges UAAP to tap third-party observers, use tech to improve officiating

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NowheretogobutUP Foundation chairperson Atty. Agaton Uvero said that the UAAP should do more to evaluate the performance of its referees and through technology track the calls made by them.“We believe the UAAP should put an emphasis on improving the officiating and assuring the players and fans that they are doing everything to keep the game pure,” said Uvero.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 ChrissThe alumni group earlier tapped “referee-consultants” for the Maroons’ last two games, both crucial, to observe the officiating and according to the initial report, said Uvero, some calls in the UP-Adamson “may have had an impact on the outcome of the game.”The consultants noted a “disturbing” disparity in the fouls called, with the Maroons incurring 25 fouls and the Falcons 12. But it was also the “quality and timing” of the calls that they believe were “bothersome.” MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Kyrie Irving’s 26 points lead Boston past Pelicans Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title According to statistics released by the UAAP, UP players were called for eight fouls while Adamson four in the nip-and-tuck payoff period. In total, Adamson also took 31 freethrows, 19 times more than UP.“The calls in the fourth quarter, really changed the complexion of the game. Sana tingnan talaga ng UAAP, nakakabahala,” said Uvero.The group also brought to view the history of referee Ariel Bermeo, one of the officials in that Final Four Game.Bermeo was reportedly suspended from the UAAP in 2010 for “bad calls” during a controversial game between UP and National University and was cut from the PBA’s roster of referees in 2013 “for serious repeated lapses in judgment in different games they officiated during the playoffs.”For its part, UP has already started a “referee tracking program” done by its video analysis team to “objectively assess the performance of referees working the UAAP’s games.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil A group of University of the Philippines alumni is urging the UAAP to hire “third-party observers” and adopt technology to improve its officiating on the heels of the Maroons’ 73-71 win over Adamson in the Final Four last Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Annie T. Doe Foundation Opens Free Computer Training Program for Girls

first_imgThe founder of the Annie T. Doe Memorial Foundation (ATDMF), Mrs. Saya Doe Sio, along with her husband, Mr. Francis K. Sio, has added to their free basic primary elementary school a free computer literacy program for senior high school girls in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Opening the new program recently, Mr. Eddie L. Williams, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Grand Bassa County Authority, on behalf of the Superintendent and other county leadership, thanked the ATDMF and the ROZALIA Foundation “for this great opportunity given to the young women of the county.” Williams encouraged the students to make good use of the value-added skills as the world is now in the age of technology. He told them to be committed and focused as these skills can land them jobs and better prepare them for future challenges, including doing research in college. The county’s PRO further challenged them to use the skills they will acquire to bring pride to the sponsors, and to serve as ambassadors of the ATDMF. Williams also pleaded with the ATDMF to extend the free computer literacy program to other schools in the county so that more girls will have the opportunity to become computer literate.The District Education Officer (DEO), Thomas Kerkula, thanked the ATDMF for what he termed as “this worthwhile venture,” and encouraged the students to take the opportunity seriously. He also appealed to the ATDMF to extend their program to other schools in the county.For his part, Mr. Eric D. Peters, coordinator of the ATDMF in Liberia, outlined the goals of the Foundation and disclosed that it intends to carry out many women empowerment programs, beginning with Grand Bassa County. Peters encouraged the youths, especially females in the county, to take advantage of the Foundation’s Women Empowerment programs aimed at preparing them for a better future. He thanked the ROZALIA Foundation, a Switzerland-based organization, which is partnering with ATDMF, for sponsoring the computer literacy program for girls in Liberia.” Mr. Peters also announced that a tailoring training program for more than 40 girls will begin by the end of this month.The ATDMF runs a free primary institution for kids in Buchanan, presently running from nursery to grade 2. The Foundation supplies students with uniforms, text and note books, pencils, pens and book bags. The staff of the academy is paid from donations received by the Sios. Mrs. Sio told the Daily Observer that her Foundation’s mission is to empower today’s generation for a better tomorrow by providing free primary Christian-based education to youth in underserved and marginalized communities in Liberia.“Every child deserves the right to a sound education. Our goal is to stop the epidemic of high illiteracy rate among children in marginalized communities by providing free primary Christian education to over 200 young Liberians from pre K through 6th grade,” she stated.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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Flaring at Spectra Energy

first_imgSpectra Energy in Taylor is prepping for shutdown later this week.In preparation of the shutdown of the McMahon Gas Plant, Spectra will be flaring, at the facility on Thursday and Friday of this week as well as at the facility at Mile 72 of the Alaska Highway.Both days periodic flaring will occur starting at 8am. – Advertisement -The flaring is needed to allow Spectra to shut down the plant for maintenance, inspections and upgrades. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the plant at 789-6500last_img

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Gymnastics Club rolls into summer

first_img***This story originally said the year-end performance was on June 6th.  The correct date is the 26th. Registration costs $175 per week for full-day sessions and $90 per week for half-days. Discounts are available for families with more than one registered child.For more information, visit www.npga.ca or call 250-787-5327. The North Peace Gymnastics Association is tumbling towards an action-packed summer.On Saturday, June 26th, the club will host its annual year-end performance, starting at 11 a.m.- Advertisement -The NPGA will then kick off nine straight weeks of summer camps on July 5th.The camps, running Monday to Friday, offer half- or full-day sessions including gymnastics instruction and other activities.There are three different camps being offered, including a Kinder Camp (for 3-5 year-olds), Youth Camps (for 6-10 year-olds), and “Trampoline and Tumbling” (for children 8 and up).Each week will be based on a different theme, ranging from ‘Disney Character Fun,’ to ‘Wild, Wild West’ to ‘Space Camp.’Advertisementlast_img read more

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405 North reopens after morning crash

first_imgThe California Highway Patrol got traffic on the 405 Freeway moving in both directions after a Land Rover flipped in the Sepulveda Pass mid-morning, The California Highway Patrol received a report of the sport utility vehicle on its back around 9:11 a.m. and dispatched investigators to the scene. They found the white truck wheels up on the 405 North near Getty Center Drive, its passenger compartment flattened and surrounded by a crowd. CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos said they closed three lanes to determine the source of the accident. By 10:15 a.m., they had the scene cleared. The Los Angeles Fire Deparment sent crews to the scene but reported no transports to local hospitals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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A Roy-al pennant victory

first_imgST. LOUIS — Call him Roy Wonder, the 20-game winner in the same rotation with Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte and the one who finally pitched the Houston Astros into the World Series. While Roy Oswalt usually prefers to be out of the spotlight, he is the toast of Houston and the MVP of the NL championship series after allowing one run in seven innings Wednesday night in a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that sent the Astros to the first World Series in their 44-season history. “He was on tonight, and we’ve seen it many times, no-hit stuff early,” Clemens said. “What we saw tonight is what I’ve been witnessing for two years. The guy’s won 20 games twice and they talk about him going unnoticed. He’s not unnoticed around here.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Yeah, I would classify it as one of the biggest games,” Oswalt said. “Just because of the history of the team, of not being in the World Series after so many years and getting so close.” Clemens and Pettitte are going to the World Series again, the former New York Yankees going this time with their hometown team. With Oswalt wrapping up the NLCS, they will pitch the first two World Series games on the road against the Chicago White Sox this weekend. And Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell, teammates in Houston for 15 seasons, finally made it to the World Series for the first time. The Astros missed a chance to clinch the NL pennant at home Monday night when Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning off closer Brad Lidge to give the Cardinals a 5-4 victory. So Houston celebrated instead after the last game at Busch Stadium, which is four seasons younger than the Astros franchise. Oswalt threw 77 of his season-high 118 pitches for strikes, and allowed just three hits in the Game 6 clincher. Photo gallery: Astros vs Cardinals center_img Oswalt is 4-0 in seven career playoff games (six starts), including Game 5 of the NL division series in Atlanta last October when he won to give the Astros their first postseason series victory ever. Oswalt, who also beat the Cardinals in Game 2 of this series, made sure they didn’t have to worry about a Game 7 this year in St. Louis. “It ranks right up there with winning the gold medal,” said Oswalt, who pitched for the United States at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. “The way he went about his business gave us great confidence,” manager Phil Garner said. “He went after them, he challenged them.” The Cardinals didn’t get a hit until the fifth inning off Oswalt, when Yadier Molina singled before being out at second base on a disputed call. After Oswalt scrambled to get Abraham Nunez’s comebacker, he threw wildly to second, and shortstop Adam Everett caught the ball, making a sweeping tag at Molina. Umpire Greg Gibson called him out, though replays appeared to show Everett missed the tag. Pinch-hitter John Rodriguez then hit a sacrifice fly to score Mark Grudzielanek, who was hit by a pitch to start the inning. That was all the Cardinals got. The Astros, who were 0-5 in potential NLCS clinchers, became the only team to avenge an NLCS loss the following season. Oswalt has 59 regular-season wins over the past three years, and this year became the first pitcher since Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson in 2001-02 with consecutive 20-win seasons. Now, he has won the biggest game in Astros’ franchise history for now. NOTES: Busch Stadium hosted its last game. Forty seasons of baseball came to an end at the concrete relic when the Cardinals lost. Demolition will begin within days as crews make way for completion of the new Busch Stadium, being built next to the old ballpark. The Cards went 1,760-1,409 in the regular season at Busch and 35-18 in the postseason. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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HOST OF CELEBRITIES ARRIVE IN DONEGAL TOMORROW FOR CHARITY FOOTBALL GAME

first_imgFAI boss John Delaney, RTE’s Tony O’Donoghue, Danny ‘Buster’ O’Carroll, Brian Ormond, Marty Morrissey and professional boxer Jason Quigley are just some of the names headed to Donegal for a charity soccer match tomorrow night.The match, in aid of the Bumbleance Children’s Ambulance service, takes place at Finn Park in Co Donegal on Saturday night.Fans will have a chance to meet all the celebrities after the game which hopes to raise plenty of cash for the charity. Bumbleance provides free medical transport to more than 150 of Ireland’s sickest children. This is a family fun event and will kick of at 7pm with a mini carnival face painting etc fun for all the family with meet and great after the match with all celebritiesTICKETS FOR THE MATCH CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE TICKET HOTLINE ON 086 274 0777 OR AT MICHAEL MURPHY SPORTS AND LEISURE LETTERKENNY TICKETS ARE €5 CHILDADULT €10Family€20 2adults childYour county needs you show your support for what is going to be s big family fun evening for all the family HOST OF CELEBRITIES ARRIVE IN DONEGAL TOMORROW FOR CHARITY FOOTBALL GAME was last modified: September 12th, 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)last_img read more

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DDTV: See why Donegal waters are vital to survival of Basking Sharks

first_imgDo you want to know why Malin Head and the Inishowen Peninsula is so important to the world’s Basking Shark population?Simply click on this video made by the Irish Basking Shark Study Group to find out what amazing creatures we have very often just a few hundred yards off our coastline.  DDTV: See why Donegal waters are vital to survival of Basking Sharks was last modified: November 7th, 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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