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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Eastern Cape schools roll-out continues

first_img27 August 2013 Basic Education Deputy Minister Enver Surty attended the handing over of Mqokolweni Senior Primary School to the community of Dikela location in the Libode district in the Eastern Cape on Friday. The new school was built under the Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative, a national programme to tackle school infrastructure backlogs in the country. The R8.2-billion public-private programme aims to eradicate the 496 “mud schools” in the country, provide water and sanitation to 1 257 schools and electricity to 878 schools by March 2016. The Eastern Cape has been prioritised under the programme, which will see about 50 new schools being built to accommodate more than 10 000 learners in the province. Educators and learners at Mqokolweni Senior Primary say the new school has made learning and teaching convenient. Learners will now be able to get computer lessons on laptops in fully equipped computer laboratories. The standard facilities in all the new schools include a multi-purpose centre, library, science lab, dedicated Grade R centre, decent sanitation facilities and administration block. Speaking at Friday’s handover, Surty said the government had made education an “apex priority”, adding that what had once been a bleak prospect was now a promising future. He encouraged the learners to make the best possible use of their brand new facilities. The Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative is now one of the programmes overseen by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Council. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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No substance in what Modi speaks, says Rahul Gandhi

first_imgCongress president Rahul Gandhi Friday said Indians have realised that there is no substance in what Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks, adding the latter is mum on the issues he spoke about before the 2014 elections.Addressing a campaign rally here for the November 28 Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, Mr. Gandhi said Mr. Modi’s speeches used to be about corruption, farmers and unemployment.“Today, he doesn’t say anything on these issues. People of the country have realised that there is no substance in what Modi speaks. All his assurances are false,” Mr. Gandhi said.“Before 2014, Narendra Modi promised loan waiver, bonus and better price for farmers’ produce; I want to ask him why were the assurances not fulfilled,” he said.When the Congress forms the next government in Madhya Pradesh, the chief minister will work for 18 hours a day to provide employment to youth, Mr. Gandhi said.“Unemployment and farm crisis are rampant in all the poll-bound states,” he said, adding the government has told Parliament that only 450 youth get jobs per day in India, as against 50,000 in China in the same period.Mr. Gandhi promised loan waiver to farmers “within 10 days of coming to power” in Madhya Pradesh and making the state an “agriculture hub” of the country.The Congress leader said the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in the state destroyed the education sector with Vyapam, the entrance examination, admission and recruitment scam unearthed in Madhya Pradesh in 2013.On the Rafale deal, Mr. Gandhi said Mr. Modi gave Rs 30,000 crore benefit to industrialist Anil Ambani by taking away the contract from the state-owned aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).“Even BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie have said due processes were not followed in the Rafale deal. The CBI director was about to start a probe into the Rafale scam but he was removed from his post at 2 am,” Mr. Gandhi said.“If a probe is carried out, only two names, that of Modi and Anil Ambani, would figure in it,” he said.Mr. Gandhi said,”Modi speaks of surgical strikes. The fighter aircraft used in the strikes were manufactured at HAL, while Ambani doesn’t have any experience of making aircraft“.“Ambani has a debt of Rs 45,000 crore and is yet to repay the money given to him by public sector banks, he said.last_img read more

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