VIDEO: NBA All-Stars talk about their music preference during media day in Los Angeles

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Related Articles Prior to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, players talked about their music preference, what they normally listen to and what will be playing from their headphones before the big game in Los Angeles.Karl Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves From Day 1 of NBA All-Star Weekend:Brandon Ingram of the Los Angeles Lakers Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistonscenter_img Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Magic Johnson takes shots at Lakers GM Rob Pelinka ahead of introduction of new coach

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions “Right now everybody has a voice,” he said. “And that’s why sometimes we don’t make the right decision.”Johnson most pointedly accused Pelinka of “betrayal,” saying that he had spread the notion that Johnson wasn’t in the office often. But Johnson also acknowledged that he wouldn’t leave his outside businesses for the Lakers’ top executive role when he assumed the office in February 2017. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I said (to myself), ‘It’s time to go,’” Johnson said. “I’ve got things happening that were being said behind my back. I don’t have the power that I thought I had to make decisions. And I told them when it’s not fun for me, and I don’t have the decision-making power that I thought I had, I gotta step aside.”For the first time, Johnson revealed the apparently still-raw wounds of his Lakers tenure with tensions with most of the team’s upper management figures. It comes at a vulnerable time for the franchise, which was scheduled to introduced new head coach Frank Vogel later in the morning, and which recently decided not to replace Johnson and allow Pelinka to run basketball operations.Johnson’s account also undermined the circle around Jeanie Buss, which he claimed had hindered his power over basketball decisions. In particular he cited the meetings he had with Buss about Walton, saying that Buss changed her mind twice on whether the Lakers should fire their coach, with Harris swaying her in the third and final meeting where Johnson was present.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Johnson also took accountability for some of the Lakers’ failings this past season, when the team finished with a 37-45 record. He acknowledged that he had not pursued shooters more actively last summer, and that he had let Brook Lopez (in the midst of a strong season with the Milwaukee Bucks) walk in free agency.The Lakers had no comment on Magic Johnson’s remarks Monday morning before the press conference. His resignation last month left cryptic loose ends — now Magic Johnson has decided to start pointing fingers.The Hall of Famer sowed fresh chaos on the Lakers in a Monday morning appearance on ESPN’s First Take, saying that clashes with other members of Lakers management and his sense that his power was limited led him to step down from his team president role.He accused general manager Rob Pelinka of talking “behind my back” about how he wasn’t around the team. He claimed Jesse Buss and Joey Buss sought more power within the organization and saw themselves in his job. He said the final straw came when COO Tim Harris campaigned to keep Luke Walton in a meeting with him and team owner Jeanie Buss.Johnson, 59, said that these factors contributed to his decision to leave on April 9 in a stunning press conference that he hadn’t warned anyone was coming.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant updates: The latest on the deadly helicopter accident in Calabasas

first_imgCan’t view the update feed below? Click here.[scribble src=”/event/2920012″ /] We are providing free access to this article. Please consider supporting local journalism like this by purchasing a subscription. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old daughter Gianna among 9 killed in helicopter crash in CalabasasPHOTO GALLERY: A look back at Kobe’s careerOBITUARY: Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest Lakers ever, dies at 41.Athletes react to death of Lakers legend.Orange Coast College coach John Altobelli, wife and daughter killed in crash.Map: Kobe Bryant helicopter route from takeoff to deadly crash.Grammy Awards, stars, honor late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.For LA’s leaders, Kobe Bryant’s death is ‘a dark and sad day for Los Angeles.’Staples Center, Kobe Bryant’s ‘house,’ becomes a place of mourning.ALEXANDER: Kobe’s death a gut punch to L.A. fans.WHICKER: Tiger mourns the loss of Bryant, his partner in sports dominance.Monday: 3 bodies removed from site of crash.Tuesday’s game between Lakers and Clippers is postponed.WHICKER: Kobe grew up before our eyes and kept us on our toes.Bryant leaves lasting impact with Orange County girls basketball community.How this Mid City mural of Kobe and Gigi appeared in just 6 hourscenter_img Follow along for live updates on the helicopter crash that killed nine people, including Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna. Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli was also killed in the accident.Here is what we know:Sunday:  Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Zvijezda defeated GOŠK and Široki Brijeg defeated Zrinjski

first_imgFootball players of Zvijezda defeated GOŠK with 2:1 in a match which was played in Gradačac.This victory was important for Zvijezda because it struggles to remain in BiH Premier League.Scorers for Zvijezda were Diatta in 10th minute and Džafić in 25th minute, while Bišević scored the only goal for GOŠK.GOŠK from Gabela is 14th team of the League and it is in danger of leaving the Premier league, together with Travnik (15th) and Gradina (16th). This victory brought Zvijezda further away from the lower league since Zvijezda is now 12th team.In Široki Brijeg, football club ”Široki Brijeg” defeated football club ”Zrinjski” from Mostar with 3:0The scorers for Široki Brijeg were Kordić (33′), Sesar (83′) and Roskam (86′).Široki Brijeg is the 4th team of BiH Premier League, one point away from Olimpic and Zrinjski is 6th with 29 points.last_img read more

Džumhur on 123rd Place on the ATP List

first_imgNovak Djokovic convincingly retained the first place on the new ATP list.Serbian tennis player leads with 13.045 points, followed by Roger Federer with 9205 and Rafael Nadal with 5,745 points.Top Rated BiH tennis players are Damir Dzumhur on 123rd place, Aldin Šetkić on 224th, Tomislav Brkic on 240th place, Mirza Basic on 281st, while Nerman Fatić occupies 800th place.(Source: Klix)last_img

Pjanić among best Players of the World according to the Guardian

first_imgThe B&H national team player and player of Roma Miralem Planić is among 100 best players of the world according to the, according to the respected British magazine “Guardian”.Pjanić is ranked 55th, and following him are players such as Wayne Rooney, Raheem Sterling, Cesc Fabregas, Franck Ribery, Javier Pastore, etc.Pjanić has been recording quite amazing performances in the shirt of Roma this year, and he is one of the best midfielders of the Italian Serie A.Top 100 football players of the world were selected by 123 voters from 49 countries, led by Zica, Javier Zanetti and Gheorghe Hagi.Guardian published the list from position 100 to 11, and the 10 best players for 2015 will be known today.(Source: novovrijeme.ba)last_img

The best BH Kayaker Darko Savic at Red Bull Dolomitenmann: Ready for the Challenge!

first_imgRed Bull Dolomitenmann, the toughest teamwork race in the world, will be held on the 10th of September this year, near Lienz in Austria, around 10 am. This year, a total of 120 teams will compete, and each team consists of runners, kayakers, bikers and paragliders. Competitors will be testing their own capabilities.BiH will also have a representative. The best kayaker in our country, Darko Savic, will perform for the Austrian team. He emphasized that this is a fourth performance for him, and all participants are ready for the tasks that are in front of them.“It can already be said that I have experience in the competition Red Bull Dolomitenmann. For those who do not know, it’s a team race in which one team consists of four competitors. This time I am optimistic because I have a very good team. Also, I was preparing for this race,” said Savic.Darko is engaged in this sport for 16 years. So far, he participated in the most important world and European championships. His experience will be very important.“I will perform for the Austrian team, which had a great result last year. I hope that none of us will have problem in performing the tasks. If we succeed, the result will come for sure. This time, a large number of teams will participate. How popular is this competition says the fact that there will perform skier Marcel Hirscher in the kayak discipline. I look forward to Dolomitenmann and I’m looking forward for this race to start,” concluded Savic.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Missing Derby girl found in Wellington this morning

first_imgTaysia Moren Jacksonby Linda Stinnett, Derby Informer — A Derby 14-year-old who went missing on Thursday, was found safe and sound in Wellington Monday morning.The Derby Middle School student – Taysia Moren Jackson, also known as Taysia Moren Rhoades – became the topic of chats by local residents who follow social media on Saturday. Routinely, information on runaways is not released, according to Derby Police Robert Lee, but the social media chatter led to a release of information from the department.“I think social media helps create questions on a case,” Lee said. “When there are a large number of inquiries, we use the media as partners.”He said the department does investigate all runaway cases and looks at all the options. While this case did not qualify for the parameters of an Amber Alert, officers viewed surveillance tapes from the Derby Recreation Center, where it was believed Jackson/Rhoades was last seen in Derby.“It was a pretty routine aspect of the investigation,” Lee said. “We were looking at all the options.”In addition, the resources of the Wichita/Sedgwick County Missing and Exploited Children team were utilized. That team also utilized its talents to look at  potential computer/Internet clues in the case.The investigation will also look at all locations the girl may have been during the time she was missing. If anyone knowingly harbored the girl, police will follow up to see if a crime was committed, Lee said.“The good news is we feel very fortunate no harm came to her,” he said. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Wellington Wal-Mart will now go on the city tax roll after 5-year tax rebate program

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down Price chopper · 396 weeks ago Maybe some of the locals may come to appreciate Wally now…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Wal-Mart Super Center on the east edge of town has now been in operation for five years. And that is welcome news for the city of Wellington, because it can now start collecting on the discount store’s property taxes.Due to the Sumner County Neighborhood Revitalization Plan which was approved by the Wellington City Council, the Wal-Mart corporation has been receiving property tax rebates of 95 percent since the store has opened. But as of Jan. 1, 2013, those years are up. According to Della Rowley, Sumner County Appraiser, the Wal-Mart property is appraised at $9,010,060. At a assessed rate of 25 percent for commercial property, the city of Wellington’s assessed value will rise about $2.25 million. That will be welcome relief for the city of Wellington that has an overall assessed valuation of $41.75 million dollars in 2012.With Wal-Mart on the tax roll that puts the city of Wellington at around $44 million assuming the valuation elsewhere stays the same from the previous year. This is good news since the city of Wellington’s total assessed valuations dipped about $2 million from 2011 to 2012. Rowley said Wellington’s lower assessed valuation was due to a sluggish economy and the lack of housing sales from the previous year.So why has Wal-Mart not been paying city of Wellington property taxes for five years? The business took advantage of the NRP program which has been used to spark residential and commercial revitalization in Sumner County.On July 1, 2004, the Sumner County Commissioners approved a plan that is intended to promote the revitalization of Sumner County through “rehabilitation, conservation or redevelopment.” Thus within a 60-day period of getting a building permit, a business or residential property owner can apply for a tax rebate provided the construction is more than $5,000. A full rebate could go from one to five years.Thus, this program is used to spark economic and residential growth. Wal-Mart is far from being the only business or residential home to take advantage of the program.Wal-Mart, which was located on the west end of Wellington in the early part of the 2000′ decade, decided to build a Super Center more than five years ago which included a grocery store and larger retail selection base. The store opened in November of 2007.Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said the new influx of property taxes will help the city with budgetary concerns. A new budget is made annually in July. The new taxes from Walmart won’t be available until 2014.last_img read more

Wellington Hot Dog Bonanza at Sellers Park tonight!

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington Lions Club Hot Dog bonanza.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Noon Lions Club will be hosting a Hot Dog Bonanza today at Sellers Park from 5 to 8 p.m.Join us for a meet n’ greet of the Wellington Heat and watch them take on the Lions Club baseball team.All proceeds benefit the Lions Club Babe Ruth Baseball Team.Hot dogs will be $2 for a single and $5 for a hot dog dinner including chips and drinks. last_img read more