Russell Westbrook revives beef with Utah Jazz fans

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The incident was similar to another outburst from Westbrook in the final of last year’s first round playoff series in Utah.Russell Westbrook explains the verbal altercation he had with Jazz fans during tonight’s game, saying fans told him “to get down on my knees like you used to.” (via @espn_macmahon)— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 12, 2019“Here in Utah, man, a lot of disrespectful, vulgar things are said to the players here with these fans,” Westbrook said at the time. “It’s truly disrespectful. Talk about your families, your kids.”The NBA’s worst incident between players and fans took place during a 2004 brawl between Indiana Pacers players and Detroit Piston spectators which resulted in nine players being suspended.The brawl started with 46 seconds left in a game in Detroit and began with Pistons centre Ben Wallace and Pacers forward Ron Artest getting tangled up. A fight broke out between the players.After the fight was broken up, Artest charged into the stands to confront a fan that had thrown a drink at him.That sparked a massive brawl between players and a number of fans that lasted several minutes. Artest ended up with an 86-game suspension and Wallace got six games. Cayetano’s beef with ABS CBN? Unfair air time during 2016 campaign PLAY LIST 02:25Cayetano’s beef with ABS CBN? Unfair air time during 2016 campaign00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Thunder beat Jazz to sweep NBA season series It was unclear from the video what the Jazz hecklers said to initiate the profanity-laced response from Westbrook but the player said he heard a racial slur.Westbrook was not penalized by the game officials in the Thunder’s 98-89 victory in front of a crowd of 18,300 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Westbrook finished with a near triple double, 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook gets into a heated verbal altercation with fans in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Westbrook issued a statement after the game to reporters but declined to answer questions.“The young man and his wife in the stands told me to get down on my knees like you used to,” Westbrook said. “And for me that is completely disrespectful. I think it is racial. It is inappropriate.“There are people that come to the games to say mean disrespectful things about me and my family. For many years I have done all the right things and never done anything to hurt or harm anybody. Never been in any trouble. Never fought a fan.”ADVERTISEMENT Things get heated between Russell Westbrook and Utah Jazz fans again. “I’ll f*ck you up. You and your wife,” he says. Not sure what these fans said to him, but he also had issues with Jazz fans during the postseason.— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) March 12, 2019Russell Westbrook threatened a female fan and her male companion when the Oklahoma City Thunder player got into another heated exchange with Utah spectators during an NBA game on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe confrontation between Westbrook and the Jazz fans was caught on video and posted to social media.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I swear to God. I will fuck you up, you and your wife. I will fuck you up,” Westbrook said. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

AEL: ‘Global Witness Report Judicial, Not Political’

first_imgLiberians must graduate from faulty precedences and let the court be the yardstick for everyone involved in the Global Witness Report, because the matter is more judicial than political, according to a position statement by the Association of Evangelicals of Liberia (AEL) yesterday. The statement, issued by AEL’s Board of Governance and approved by its president Dr. Samuel K. Monwell, said excellent leadership is critical to Liberia’s progress because true leaders serve the best interest of those they lead and not their personal interests. In this respect, “we thank the Liberian people and government for the level of maturity we show in dealing with thorny political situations. But we also admit that Liberia needs to grow fast along its recovery trajectory and every Liberian should prioritize this,” it said. “Our focus is on the forest and not the trees. A Kpelle parable says: Ɓhei tó ŋún à tō nai, nãƃǝ gau a tàà nã (“where a palm head falls there its nuts scatter”). The palm head usually falls directly under the tree. When the nuts are ripe, they scatter where they fall and not elsewhere. This saying has many applications, including the situation we now discuss.”AEL said precedence is very important to development. “For example, our recent electoral history reminds us that we have not attained the constitutional population threshold needed for elections for well over three decades. This became an issue in the 2011 Presidential and General Elections. We resolved this situation by saying since we conducted other elections (1985, 1997 and 2005) outside that requirement, we should go ahead with the 2011 elections under the same clause so that by 2017, we would have overcome the circumstances that created the threshold problem. Our argument was past precedence.” The statement said the 2017 elections will be different in this respect. Similarly, the TRC Report recommended certain actions. After much heated debates and discussions, we swept, as it were, the TRC Recommendations under the carpet for reasons we know best, setting precedence again. “Now in 2016 with the Global Witness Report, we tend to have forgotten the precedence with the TRC Report; and we again have moved to set another. Even if we argue that the situations are different, our point is that we focus on the forest and not the trees. Certainly, we admit that our leaders’ actions are honest and in Liberia’s best interest; and they are sincere, given how they handle critical national matters. “As we approach 2017, AEL calls on all Liberians to remain peaceful and law-abiding and hope for a better, brighter Liberia, because Liberia has to get better. We shun all actions that potentially or actually threaten the nation’s welfare or detract from our collective gains, no matter who does them. Liberia’s peace, stability, progress and prosperity remain our chief concern.”AEL called on “national leaders to be discreet, just and sincere in their dealings. We call on them to relegate self to the background and place Liberia ahead in their services. We hold our leaders responsible to display excellence and maturity in leadership and we expect nothing short of these. How they lead today will largely influence the Liberia we will have tomorrow.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Black Sox hoping to add to win total this weekend against Grimshaw

first_imgThe start to the Wheatbelt Baseball League season has been a rough one so far for the Fort St. John Black Sox. Despite the early season stumbles the team was able to notch their first win of the year last weekend as they split a double header with Rycroft, and will be looking to build off of that this weekend in another double header against Grimshaw.The Sox will be in Grimshaw Saturday afternoon to swing the sticks with the Huskies. Grimshaw has struggled as well to start the year as they are still looking for the first win of the season.Player/coach Ryan Stickel said he hopes the momentum from the first win will carry over into Saturday, and notes the Sox need to be able to do their job when they’re up to bat.- Advertisement -“Hopefully we can take what we had last weekend all the positives from there and roll them into this next weekend. We had a short bench last weekend, I’m not sure how we’re going to look this weekend but hopefully everyone can keep that same attitude. Defensively we looked great so I think it’s just getting the hacks and making sure that we can make contact and drive in as many runs as we can.”The team will next be back at home on June 12 against the Rycroft Rage.last_img read more

ETB choir find their voice at thrilling ‘One Voice Concert’ – Pic Special

first_imgThe One Voice Concert took place at the An Grian Theatre on Wednesday last with secondary schools from all over Donegal participating in the ETB organised event.The ETB Adult Choir were also on stage with the two choirs coming together for a brilliant one voice performance at the end of the night.The event was one of the biggest choral ensembles ever seen on stage in Donegal under well-known choral conductor, Ms Margaret McAteer, a music teacher in Errigal College. Brain McDaid was on-hand to capture some of the nights best moments.Director of Schools Martin Gormley from the ETB who was also the MC at the One Voice Concert at An Grianan Theatre. Photo Brian McDaid.Rachel Walker , Sinead Anderson with her children Kate and Rose and Laure Keogh. and the One Voice concert.Anne Mc Hugh CEO with fellow members of the Adult ETB Choir pictured before the went on stage on Tuesday night for the One Voice concert. Photo Brian McDaid.Anne Mc Hugh CEO with fellow members of the Adult ETB Choir pictured before the went on stage on Tuesday night for the One Voice concert. Photo Brian McDaid.Aine Marie Mc Bride in her solo supported by fellow students from Deele College at the One Voice Concert.Clare Houston, ETB and M.C. for the evening Martin Gormley Director of Schools at the One Voice Concert at An Grianan Theatre. Photo Brian McDaidAnne Mc Hugh, CEO, ETB with musical director, Maggie McAteer, Karen Mc Crudden and MC for the evening Martin Gormley in An Grianan Theatre for the One Voice Concert. Photo Brian McDaidA standing ovation at the end of the ETB’s One Voice Concert at An Grianan Theatre on Tuesday night. Photo Brian McDaidStudents from all over Donegal who made up the One Voice Choir pictured on stage on An Grianan Theatre for the concert on Tuesday night. Photo Brian McDaid.Julia Blaszczok from Errigal Collage on Stage at An Grianan TheatreMaciej from Abbey Vocational Collage on stage on Tuesday night for the One Voice Concert.Students from Gairmscoil Chu Uladh at the ETB One Choir Concert.ETB Board member Jeff Browne and Nicole Brown at the One Voice Choir.Fiona Temple Principal and Nicola Shiels, Molroy CollageShaun and Eileen Longain at the One Voice Concert.ETB Adult Choir members, Jim Mc Glynn Tom Bonnar,Tommy Kerr and Rodney Mc KeagueCanna College who opening the evening at An Grianan Theatre for the One Voice Concert. Photo Brian McDaid.Canna College who opening the evening at An Grianan Theatre for the One Voice Concert. Photo Brian McDaid.Cathleen Mullan and Anne Lynch at the One Voice Choir Concert.Patsy Liam Blake and their daughter Patricia Mc Granaghan.Rioghnach Rodgers for Killybegs Vocational School at AN Grianan Theatre.Finn Halligan from Mulroy Collage at the One Voice Concert.Members of the Adult Choir on Stage at An Grianan for the One Voice ChoirRich Group Rasta Cneasta for Colaiste Ailligh at the One Voice Concert at An Grianan Theatre. ETB choir find their voice at thrilling ‘One Voice Concert’ – Pic Special was last modified: March 17th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:choirETBlast_img read more

Mohoumadi out to cause an upset in title clash with DeGale

first_imgFrench challenger Hadillah Mohoumadi speaks ahead of his European title fight against Harlesden’s James DeGale at Glow, Bluewater, this Saturday.(Video courtesy of iFilm London and Hennessy Sports)See also:Upbeat DeGale eyeing title showdownJames DeGale and Hadillah Mohoumadi go head-to-headDeGale discusses Saturday’s fight and his spat with Eubank JnrDeGale v Mohoumadi: Watch the pre-fight press conferenceDeGale and Harrison weigh in ahead of Saturday’s title fightsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Clubs eye young American keeper Caldwell

first_imgBrentford are giving a trial to United States Under-17 goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell, who is also expected to train with Fulham and Arsenal during his time in London.Caldwell, 17, watched from the stands as Brentford were beaten 2-1 at home by Celtic in a pre-season friendly at Griffin Park on Saturday.Currently with North Carolina Fusion, he is hoping to secure a move to England and a number of clubs have expressed an interest in him.Brentford have had another goalkeeper from the USA on trial, Winstone Boldt, who was among their substitutes for the Celtic game.See also:Celtic win friendly but Brentford 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Macro Management and Micro Management – Episode 33

first_imgMuch of the time what people perceive to be micro-management is really macro-management. Their manager is trying to produce the big, important outcomes, but because those outcomes aren’t being achieved, they have to ask about activity.last_img

IPL 2019: Virat Kohli is still learning as a captain, says Simon Katich

first_imgVirat Kohli is still learning as a captain, feels former Australia batsman Simon Katich ahead of his team Kolkata Knight Riders’ clash with the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.RCB and India skipper Kohli has cut a forlorn figure more often than not in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season as his team slumped to one defeat after the other, currently finding themselves rooted to the bottom of the table with seven losses from eight outings. On Monday night, they lost to Mumbai Indians by five wickets.Arguably one of the best batsman to have ever played the game, Kohli has failed to inspire his bunch and Katich, who is the assistant coach of KKR, feels the 30-year old still needs to develop as a leader.”I don’t know how he operates within the group. He is probably still learning as a captain as well,” Katich told IANS in an interview.”You can be a great player as he is, leadership is something that can be developed over a long period of time. So he is still in a phase where he is learning a lot about himself as a leader,” said the 43-year old former Test opener.Kohli will lead the Indian team to the World Cup in a little more than a month’s time in England and Wales.Katich said while Kohli the batsman cannot be faulted, MS Dhoni’s guidance will be the key at the mega event starting May 30.”He has got everything covered as a player, he is going to go down as one of the all time greats. There is no doubt about that. As a leader, he has got attributes like passion and energy he brings to the team, India and RCB. He wants to win and has got a strong desire to succeed which is what you need as a captain.advertisement”But there is also more to it than that. Getting the best out of players, being able to allow players to feel comfortable playing the way they play to help them be as successful as possible. He is learning from one of the greats (Dhoni). As a player you like the captain backing you and that’s something that Virat is still learning as a captain.”KKR will take on RCB looking for a win badly to snap their three-game losing streak.Asked about RCB’s travails, Katich opined the team may have not been able to gel together as a unit and don’t seem clear in the way they want to play despite having star players in their arsenal.”You look at some of the players they have had, I guess you got to ask the question, are they clear in the way they want to play? Because in terms of what they have at their disposal, they haven’t been able to gel as a unit.”That’s something only the coaches and captain can answer. We can only answer from our position and from an opposition point of view, we try to exploit their weaknesses. And if there is over reliance on any players, you try to exploit that by putting pressure on them.”Katich also backed KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik to bat at No.4 for India in the World Cup after the stumper-batsman trumped Dhoni’s heir-apparent Rishabh Pant to the 15-member squad announced on Monday.”There is lot of talk around that No.4 spot, and he is a guy who likes to spend time in the middle. Once he is set, he is very hard to bowl to at the back end. He has got all the tricks and he does have the timing and power to clear the rope,” Katich said.Karthik hasn’t been among runs so far in the IPL, batting at No.5 or No.6. Katich believes it is down to the lack of opportunities that the 33-year old has got.”He can potentially bat higher. He has done very well as a finisher. There is no doubt he is in good form, he just needs opportunities. There is no doubt that when he has got opportunities, he has done well for India and KKR,” he concluded.Also Read | 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadAlso Watch | India name 15-man squad for 2019 Cricket World Cuplast_img read more

10 SportsRelated Jobs Black Children Should Look Into Instead

Audio and Video Equipment SpecialistSports teams rely heavily on being able to review footage of games, individual players, schemes, tendencies, etc. Teams always seek people skilled at editing videos and breaking them down for easy, specific viewing. It also can be an entrée into coaching. Mike Brown, who coached the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers twice and Los Angeles Lakers, started as a video coordinator.Public Address AnnouncerHave an appealing voice, read fluidly and have command of an audience? Working courtside or in the press box as the PA announcer could be for you. It’s a coveted job and an important one that puts you right in the middle of the action. read more

Layoffs at Philadelphia Style

first_imgNew York-based luxury magazine publisher Niche Media laid off a number of editorial and creative staffers at Philadelphia Style Monday.According to a report in the Philadelphia Daily News, Niche Media CEO Jason Binn declined to offer details like how many employees were let go but indicated that publisher John Colabelli and editor Sarah Schaffer will remain with the magazine. Binn told the paper: “We’ve had to accelerate the realization of our operating efficiency.” He said he plans to increase the magazine’s frequency from six issues per year to eight.Binn could not be immediately reached for comment. In April, Niche Media purchased DLG Media Holdings, publisher of lifestyle and fashion magazine Philadelphia Style and online publications DC Style and, from Dana Spain-Smith.Last fall, Niche Media finalized an agreement that effectively unified its operations with controlled circulation publishers Greenspun Media Group and the Ocean Drive Media Group. Las Vegas-based Greenspun was said last week to have reduced its workforce by 10 percent.last_img read more