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World Cup match officials announced

first_imgRLWC2017 head of officiating Tony Archer today announced a squad of match officials for the World Cup and for the first time each of the 26 is drawn from the NRL or Super League competitions only.In another first, Belinda Sleeman is set to become the first female match official appointed to a World Cup fixture after being included in the squad chosen by Archer and RLWC2017 match officials coach Steve Ganson.The match officials will act as the tournament’s 15th team and like the players representing each of the 14 nations they will go into camp together in Brisbane for the duration of RLWC2017, which begins in Melbourne on 27 October when Australia plays England.They will have their own performance manager, a physiotherapist, a logistics and operations manager and three coaches – Ganson from England, Australia’s Russell Smith and New Zealand’s Luke Watts – working under Archer.In a further recognition of their role, Youi has extended its relationship with NRL match officials by becoming an official partner of RLWC2017, with brand integration through the referees’ on-field apparel at all 40 matches in the men’s and women’s tournaments, to be played in 13 cities across Australia, New Zealand and PNG.Among the match officials selected for the tournament are NRL Grand Final referees Matt Cecchin and Gerard Sutton, and review official Bernard Sutton.James Childs, who refereed the weekend’s Super League Grand Final, will also be officiating at the World Cup, along with video referee Phil Bentham and touch judges Mark Craven and Chris Kendall.”This is an historical tournament in which all match officials, announced today, qualified by officiating in either the NRL or Super League competitions,” Archer said.”I have worked closely with my counterpart Steve Ganson and the other coaching staff to select the group. We have the Grand Final officials from each competition as part of the squad.  “Their selections are a result of each individual’s strong performances throughout the 2017 domestic season and there is a wealth of international and representative depth in the squad.”The squad will be based in Brisbane throughout. This is a great opportunity for match officials at the elite international Rugby League level to come together as one and I am confident they will perform very well.”Archer said the performances of the match officials during the tournament would determine who was appointed to the World Cup final in Brisbane on 2 December.There will be some key differences to the way NRL matches are officiated, with World Cup games controlled by one referee – not two – and an in-goal video referral system replacing the Bunker for checking contentious decisions.There will also be no shot clock for scrums and goal lines drop outs but common rules used in Super League and the NRL will be in operation, including a seventh tackle from the 20-metre re-start if the ball is kicked dead and a tap re-start from a 40:20 kick. Golden point will only be used in finals matches.”The tournament will be played under the International Laws of the Game with specific interpretations that reflect the common rules played in Super League and NRL, including seven tackles from a 20-metre restart, a tap restart from a 40/20,” Archer said. “All matches will have one referee and will utilise an in goal video referee referral system.”The 2017 RLWC Match Officials squad is: Grant Atkins (Match Official) Philip Bentham (Match Official) Chris Butler (Match Official) Matt Cecchin (Match Official) Steve Chiddy (Match Official) James Child (Match Official) Mark Craven (Match Official) Ben Cummins (Match Official) Robert Hicks (Match Official) Adam Gee (Match Official) Chris Kendall (Match Official) Ashley Klein (Match Official) Jared Maxwell (Match Official) Chris McMillan (Match Official) Scott Mikalauskas (Match Official) Liam Moore (Match Official) Dave Munro (Match Official) Henry Perenara (Match Official) Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski (Match Official) Tim Roby (Match Official) Belinda Sleeman (Match Official) Jon Stone (Match Official) Bernard Sutton (Match Official) Chris Sutton (Match Official) Gerard Sutton (Match Official) Ben Thaler (Match Official) Michael Wise (Match Official) Officiating support staff Tony Archer (Head of Officiating) Laura Dein (Match Officials Logistics and Operations Manager) Steve Ganson (Match Officials Coach) Matt Jeffriess (Match Officials Performance (Manager) Michelle Minichiello (Match Officials Physiotherapist) Russell Smith (Match Officials Coach)last_img read more

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Simpson hoping national players can create pro mentality

first_img PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT Reggae Boyz team manager Roy Simpson says the Jamaica Football Federation is hoping to use the current crop of local national invitees to improve the general professionalism among players in their respective clubs. Simpson said when players are on national duty they are exposed to the professional way of doing things and the JFF wants these players to go back to their clubs and maintain that same standards. “We want each player to understand they are ambassadors even when they are here (Jamaica) not just when they travel. When they go back to their respective clubs they must bring back whatever they learn and make it contagious,” he said “We do not expect when a player goes back to his club, he does not attend training, he is late for training and does not meet his obligations. It can’t be a culture for the national team and a different one for the clubs. “The common thread must be your deportment, punctuality, your obligations and behaviour. It has to be a way of life. “Too often they come to us and go back to the clubs and when they get back they return to the old bad habits,” he commented.. He believes their behaviour can influence young aspiring national players in the clubs and make them more prepared for a professional environment “You want other players who have not been called to see how they operate and know what we want outside of football. Professionalism is not just how you play, it’s wider than that, so this is the culture we want national players to take back to the clubs,” Simpson added.. The JFF intends to host a meeting with the clubs very soon to inform them of the JFF’s expectations with regard to this new initiative. “The current players, we monitor them. We communicate and find out (whether there’s a problem) if we don’t see a player. “We want to know what the issues are with the players and clubs and let them know what we are looking for. We also want the communities to monitor them (players) too, because whatever they do off the field is what they will do on it,’ he said.last_img read more

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Texas school district apologizes for slurs during broadcast

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The game was broadcast by an online site that covers Cleburne High School contests but isn’t affiliated with the school district, school officials said.Cleburne officials told Arlington administrators that the broadcaster will no longer call games, Johnston said.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“We support that decision,” Johnston said in an email, adding that the schools believe “this is not a time for divisiveness, and we appreciate CISD taking steps to promote unity and good sportsmanship.”The broadcaster referred to the Seguin players as the “cougroes,” an apparent conflation of the school mascot Cougar and the word “Negro.” Porzingis scores 30, Knicks beat Nets for 1st win MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. More than a third of the Seguin student body is African-American, while about 3 percent of students at Cleburne High School are black, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.The same broadcaster also invoked a weight-loss program in joking about a Seguin cheerleader, saying at one point: “Jenny Craig has … a lot of work to do with her.”Johnston said in an earlier statement that, “We do not condone such boorish behavior.”A spokeswoman for Cleburne schools, Lisa Magers, said the district began investigating shortly after the game.“Cleburne ISD does not condone unacceptable, unprofessional, unethical comments,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene ARLINGTON, Texas — A Texas school district apologized Friday after a high school football broadcaster repeatedly used a racial slur when referring to African-American players on the opposing team.The Cleburne Independent School District apologized for online audio comments made last week in a matchup between Cleburne High School and Seguin High School in Arlington, according to Leslie Johnston, spokeswoman for the Arlington Independent School District. Seguin is in Arlington, while the other school is in Cleburne, a city just south of Fort Worth.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Magers noted the site isn’t affiliated with the school district and said its operators have apologized.Johnston and Magers identified the broadcaster as Mark Banton. He acknowledged to the Star-Telegram that he was one of the broadcasters who covered the football game, but he said he had “nothing to say” about the comments.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgAIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN NEWS: Spring CleanSpring Clean on Saturday 31st March in Drumkeen and the surroundingareas, meeting at St. Patrick’s hall at 10am. Litter pickers, glovesand refuse sacks will be available at the hall .Everyone is asked tocome along and help, or clean up their own areas.Spring Clean (Take 1)On Saturday 10th March a (very) small but dedicated band ofcleaner-uppers took to various stretches of the Letterkenny – Drumkeenroad to gather up litter and raise some money for the Irish CancerSociety through Relay For Life. Although the turnout was small – atotal of 48 sacks of litter were removed at an average ofapproximately 1 bag per 100 yards! Many people commented that it wasmore productive than some other sponsored events. A big thank you toCharlie & Johnny at the Parkside Service station for their support andfor the very welcome bacon rolls! Also a big thank you to BrownePrinters & the pupils of Lurgybrack NS for the signs. You can showyour support for this activity by donating to the collection boxes atParkside Service Stn, Jameson’s Bar, Patton’s Post Office or the DryArch Service Stn or on line atwww.mycharity.ie/event/jim_mclaughlins_event. Sincere thanks to allwho have contributed so far.Free Computer CourseThe Congress Resource Centre in Letterkenny is currently running acomputer course for beginners. All ages catered for. (2 hours per dayfor 3 days.)The course covers Basic keyboard skills, email, Skype,etc. Contact Catriona on 074 9128010 for details.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 014th Mar 15, 19, 21, 24. No jackpot winner 4 match 2No’s. €25 each Sinead Mc Granaghan, Killygordon Winnie Doherty,Carrigart Jimmy Sharkey, Annagry Laurence Arbuckle, MuffNext Week’s Jackpot €2,775 Tickets from any committee member €2 Thanksto everyone for their continued support. Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandBand practice in the hall on Tue @ 7pm Learn to play the flute ordrum. New members always welcome. Contact Patrick on 086 2366004 orjust turn up on the nightYouth ClubNo youth club this Fri 23rd Mar. Returns on 30th Mar 7.30-9.30pmSt. Mary’s GAABingo in Hall @ 9 each Tuesday Lotto results for 13/03/2012DL,LH,WD,TY 5  Winners Eileen Mc Mullan, Ryan   Carlin, Alice mcLaughlin Sarah Logan and Caroline Woods  next weeks jackpot €4,200St Patricks Day Ribbons on Sale @€2 in aid of The Carers Associationand St Marys GAA Club in Local premises in Drumkeen, Convoy and Raphoe(Buy Local and The Proceeds will Stay local )Club Reg now due and must be paid by March 20th €3 for u 18 and  €20 for adultsReg must be paid up if anyone is wishing to order tickets for Donegal GamesTickets are currently on sale for club development draw to take placeon April 8th 15 prizes in total top prize of €50001 for €10 or 3 for €20 sellers will be around over the next few weeksor contact Paul Mc Mullan 0877857980Anyone who has Tickets sold for the Development Draw can drop them andthe Money down to Paul Mc Mullan at The Clubhouse at 7pm on SunDrumkeen UtdOur 35th Anniversary Free Members draw will take place in Jameson’sbar on Fri 4th May 2012.18 prizes to be won. Tickets €10 each or 3 for€20. All proceeds in aid of new Astro Turf training pitch. Ticketsavailable from any club member or at the clubhouse (074 9134208) Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should behighlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversarymentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like publishedplease feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included pleaseemaildrumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm) LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: March 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

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Revealed! Seven top class players who have rejected Arsenal this summer

first_img 7 7 3. N’Golo Kante (signed for Chelsea for £30m) – After such an outstanding campaign at the King Power Stadium, Kante was always set to be a wanted man in the summer transfer window. Among the clubs keen on his signature included Arsenal. At the end of June Arsene Wenger refused to rule out a move for his compatriot, stating his admiration for the midfielder, but it was ultimately Chelsea who sealed a deal. 5. Julian Draxler (set to stay at Wolfsburg) – Draxler has often been linked with a move to north London, with Arsene Wenger reportedly an admirer. Last season the Arsenal manager allegedly tried to sign the forward and this summer he was poised to offer £55m for his signature. Wolfsburg have said the Germany international will not be sold but if Draxler really wanted the move, he would be pushing for it. 7 1. Jamie Vardy (signed new deal with Leicester City) – click the arrow above, right, to see the full list of players who have rejected Arsenal transfers this summer – Reports at the beginning of June claimed Arsenal had activated the release-clause of Vardy – understood to be between £20m and £22m. Despite the likelihood of a pay rise and the glorious Emirates turf, the England international wasn’t to be swayed. A few weeks later and the 29-year-old agreed a four-year contract extension with the Premier League champions. 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (signed for Manchester United on a free transfer) – With Ibrahimovic’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain expiring, he was never going to be short of offers. While he may have chosen a move to Manchester, it was reported that the striker preferred the glamour of London. There were suggestions Arsene Wenger could view Ibrahimovic as a short-term option to help the club to a long awaited Premier League. It wasn’t to be, however. 7. Gonzalo Higuain (signed for Juventus) – It’s difficult to remember a time when Higuain wasn’t linked with a move to Arsenal. Earlier this month reports intensified over the Gunners’ interest in luring the Argentina international to the Emirates, but their attempts – if any offer really was made – have been fruitless. The 28-year-old has joined Juventus in a £79m deal with the Serie A outfit meeting his release-clause. 7 6. Ben Chilwell (set to stay at Leicester City) – Chilwell, one of the most exciting young players in the Premier League, saw his name linked with a Leicester City exit for much of the last campaign. Arsenal were said to be interested in January and again in the summer. Liverpool too were reportedly planning a move, but it seems the left back will continue his development at the King Power Stadium. It could be another frustrating summer of activity for Arsenal.Arsene Wenger may have secured an exciting midfielder in Granit Xhaka, but his arrival alone won’t satisfy the Emirates faithful.The club’s supporters, in particular, want a world class centre forward to compete with – or replace – Olivier Giroud.But their pursuit of a new striker hasn’t quite gone to plan.With this in mind, talkSPORT has taken a look at seven top players who have reportedly rejected a move to the Emirates, including a number of reputable forwards – check them out by viewing the slideshow above. 7 7 4. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (signed for Manchester United for £26.3m) – Before Mkhitaryan sealed his move to Old Trafford, Arsenal were said to be monitoring the attacking midfielder. With Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, Arsene Wenger may not be too disheartened by missing out on the former Borussia Dortmund man. But this deal will only have boosted rival Jose Mourinho’s already ample ego. 7last_img read more

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Clearing the streets

first_imgBut among the six homeless Angelenos who successfully challenged the city policy, none committed any crime other than being homeless. Why, then, would city officials waste their time busting transients? Because downtown is in the midst of a heavily subsidized boom, the realization of a vision that city leaders have long held dear. The last thing developers want is to have unseemly vagrants mucking up the scenery. Politicians offer pious talk about spending millions to care for the homeless – by shipping them to other communities – while at the same time sending out the cops to harass them out of downtown. The policies share the same objective, which isn’t caring for the needy, but putting a pretty face on the new downtown, where lofts sell for $1 million or more. Too bad that pretty face conceals an ugly heart. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT’S ironic, even a little sick, how Los Angeles leaders prattle on about the need to take care of the homeless – while at the same time having the denizens of Skid Row cited and arrested in order to chase them out of downtown. A federal court has found a city law that prohibits sitting or sleeping on sidewalks to be unconstitutional unless there’s shelter available. In other words, it’s not a crime to be homeless – a decision in line with 40 years of cases striking down vagrancy laws. But the ruling has sparked howls of protests from city leaders. City Councilwoman Jan Perry wants to waste more public money fighting the case to the Supreme Court. And City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo intends to do just that, while insisting Chief William Bratton continue his campaign of homeless cleansing. To hear them tell it, the city policy isn’t about chasing homeless folks to suburban enclaves; it’s about protecting them from criminal predators who take advantage of drunks, addicts and mental cases. “We want to be humane,” says Delgadillo, “but we will not allow a return of the gangs and drug peddlers who prey on the homeless.” last_img read more

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GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

first_imgThe final of  The Finn 575 is the feature race on tonight’s greyhound racing card at Lifford.Also down for decision are the semi-finals of the Quick Fire 350 and the Quick Draw 350.Tonight’s runners (first race 8.00pm) are: Race 1 The Quick Fire 350 first semi-final (350 yards): 1, Loyal Lamp; 2, Tommy Lees Buddy; 3, Ballougry Bound; 4, Augustine Hotdog; 5, Freddys Trooper; 6, Texas Razzmatazz.Race 2 The Quick Fire 350 second semi-final (350 yards): 1, Topless Bus; 2, Coolcholly Kate; 3, Had It All; 4, Tober Scolari; 5, Holborn Peach; 6, My Last Chance.Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Macsruso; 2, Corner Plane; 3, Backdoor Jamie; 4, Do It Boy; 5, Joshuas Princess; 6, Goodinthehood.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Youonlyliveonce; 2, Kagawa; 3, Friend of Jack; 4, Some Effort; 5, Amaarillos Girl; 6, Colarhouse Bound. Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Seagrave Bolt; 2, Tahina Rhonda; 3, Wrong Note; 4, Holbourn Oscar; 5, Hather If; 6, Inishowen Queen.Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Kilnacloy Prince; 2, Drumsna Major; 3, Scally Joe; 4, Free Falling; 5, Ulster Johjo; 6, Fair Rest.Race 7 (525 yards): 1, Spudzontherun; 2, Coolkereen Hugh; 3, Colarhouse Lady; 4, Fridays Maybe; 5, Drumsna Rose; 6, Ulster Idea.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Do It Kim; 2, Mongys Girl; 3, Tahina Sabrina; 4, Altmore Champ; 5, Castleroggy Rust; 6, Tobys Dancer.Race 9 The Quick Draw semi-final one (350 yards); 1, Drumsna Lilly; 2, Backdoor Bucko; 3, Fridays Berlin; 4, Hillcroft Lass; 5, Saberry; 6, Meenirves. Race 10 (350 yards): 1, Golden Pearl; 2, So So; 3, Alien Eyes; 4, Inside Lane; 5, Skerries Harp; 6, Frosty Face.Race 11 The Finn 575 Final (575 yards): 1, Budders Reward; 2, Culture Annie; 3, Rocky High; 4, Spotty Totty; 5, Follom Eva; 6, Spinning River.Race 12 (525 yards): 1, Tyrgal Charlie; 2, Loughgur Black; 3, Farloe Lulu; 4, Budders Luck; 5, Drumsna Canyon; 6, Smurfing Flame.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

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Russian club linked with Malouda

first_imgAnzhi Makhachkala are trying to sign Chelsea outcast Florent Malouda, the Daily Mirror say.It is claimed the Russian club are looking to buy him for £5m.Meanwhile, QPR failed in a bid to sign Portugal international Bruno Alves from Zenit St Petersburg, according to the Daily Mail.It is claimed that Alves was one of the defenders targeted by Rangers, who are set to complete the signing of Chris Samba today.The Mirror report that West Brom want QPR’s Junior Hoilett in exchange for Peter Odemwingie.The Mail say Rangers are looking to sign Peter Crouch from Stoke for £6.5m, while the Mirror say a £4m bid has been made.And a number of papers report that Tottenham are set to hand QPR David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Vendor portal

first_imgThe Vendor portal is a website where you, as an approved vendor for an organization, can interact with your Brand SA. In the Vendor portal, you can view your vendor profile information and respond to new requests for quotations (RFQs)Click here to download Vendor Portal tutoriallast_img

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Pistons’ Drummond to replace Wall on Team LeBron

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Liverpool bounces back with 3-0 win at Huddersfield Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons rebounds between Robin Lopez #42 (L) and Justin Holiday #7 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPDetroit Pistons centre Andre Drummond was named Tuesday to replace injured Washington Wizards guard John Wall on the Team LeBron James’ squad for next month’s NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.NBA commissioner Adam Silver selected Drummond for the February 18 contest. It will be his second all-star appearance, having previously represented the Pistons in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Wall was selected by NBA coaches as an all-star reserve and selected by Cleveland’s James in the talent draft to fill out rosters for his squad and a team led by Golden State star Stephen Curry.But Wall, expected to miss up to six weeks after treatment for a left knee injury, will be unable to play. When an all-star is sidelined, the commissioner selects a replacement from the same conference as the lost player.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDrummond is averaging an NBA-best and career-high 15.1 rebounds a game as well as 14.7 points, 1.37 blocked shots and career highs of 3.8 assists and 1.54 steals. The six-year NBA veteran has 176 assists this season, 19 more than in his previous two campaigns combined.Drummond had the most votes from coaches for an all-star reserve spot among Eastern Conference players who weren’t selected. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

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