Cricket News Virat Kohli shares picture with Anushka Sharma and gets trolled – Trolls, get a life

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first_imgNew Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team are trailing the three-match ODI series against Australia 0-1 after their 34-run loss in the Sydney ODI. The team heads to Adelaide in what is a must-win situation for the side. Prior to the match, Kohli shared a photo with Anushka Sharma and this has resulted in severe trolling from social media users. Many users pointed out that Kohli should be practising and some stated his recent ‘poor’ form, having been dismissed for 23 in the Test match and for 3 in the ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia made 288/5 thanks to fifties from Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja but it was Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson who ripped out the top order to leave India reeling at 4/3 after four overs.Despite Rohit Sharma’s 22nd century and MS Dhoni’s 68th fifty, India lost the game and this has not gone down well with many users. Kohli shared the photo on his official Twitter handle and here is a sample of some of the Tweets which trolled the Indian cricket team captain. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The trolling of Virat Kohli for sharing a photo with Anushka Sharma shows that trolls have nothing better to do in life. Their trolling indicates the short term memory loss, having conveniently forgotten that Kohli’s Indian cricket team won a Test series in Australia, which is the first time any Asian nation has won a Test series Down Under. The trolls point out to Kohli’s ‘poor’ form. Many trolls have conveniently forgotten that Kohlil’s dismissal for 3 in the Sydney ODI was the first time in 22 innings that Kohli had fallen for a single digit score.Trolls pointed out to his dismissal in the Sydney Test match for 23 but they conveniently overlook the fact that Kohli managed to average 40 with a brilliant century on a tough wicket in Perth during the recently concluded series. Adelaide, which is the venue for the second ODI, has great memories for Kohli, who scored a century in his last ODI during the league game against Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup. last_img read more

COURTS Pee Wee football fixtures released

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first_imgACTION in the COURTS Guyana Inc.-sponsored Pee Wee football tournament commences tomorrow (Saturday) with sixteen games at the Banks DIH Thirst Park.In the opening game of round one this weekend, St Margaret’s will take on Clonbrook Primary while Winfer Gardens Primary take on Golden Grove.St Agnes and Grove will also clash on the day while South Ruimveldt play Mocha Primary at the same time on a different pitch.School of the Nations and Victoria Primary also have a match carded while St Ambrose Primary and Colacco Academy will clash as well.Smith Memorial will take on Den Amstel Primary while West Ruimveldt challenge Enterprise Primary. Stella Maris will go toe to toe with Mae’s and Tucville battle Soesdyke.Supply Primary are also in action as they take on Sophia, J.E. Burnham oppose Goed Fortuin Primary, St Angela’s meet Marian Academy, North Georgetown take on Redeemer, St Stephen’s play Timehri and St Pius oppose F.E. Pollard.Match-time is 10:00hrs with two matches being played simultaneously.last_img read more

Westhill volleyball turns back Marcellus in four sets

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first_imgThrough three sets, Skaneateles trailed, having won the second 25-19 but dropped the first set 25-18 and the third 25-21. Led by Maeve Canty, though, the visiting Lakers dominated the last two sets 25-15 and 25-10.Canty had 23 kills, 18 digs, three blocks, three assists and two aces. Emma Keady notched 32 assists, five kills and seven digs, while Emma Miller got 13 digs. Stella Zang had six kills and three blocks as Alex Csemez contributed nine digs.Skaneateles and Marcellus would both have matches against Jamesville-DeWitt, with the Mustangs facing the Red Rams last Monday and taking a 25-19, 20-25, 25-19, 25-20 defeat in four sets.Stahl had 11 assists and Jenna Mattison got 10 assists, Stahl adding five digs and four blocks. Anna Fern had eight kills as Webster notched 17 digs, just ahead of Finarty’s total of 15 digs.When Skaneateles met J-D on Friday, it lost 25-15, 25-19, 26-24 to the Red Rams, just its second defeat of the season. Canty still had eight kills and nine digs, with Keady adding nine assists and six digs.West Genesee had back-to-back matches early last week, starting Monday with a 25-21, 25-14, 25-13 sweep of Oswego that pulled the Wildcats to the .500 mark at 5-5.Anna Snyder had 23 assists, her passes often going to Mia Lamanna, who led WG with nine kills. Brynn Zajac got five kills and Isabella Allen added four kills as Mackenzie Winn got 11 digs, Allen nine digs and Zajac eight digs.Far more impressive, though, was the Wildcats’ 25-22, 25-13, 25-16 sweep over a Liverpool side it lost to earlier this season. Snyder, with 27 assists, and Winn, with eight digs, led the way as Phoebe Anderson earned seven kills. Lamanna, Allen and Zajac each got four kills.Then WG tumbled again in a 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 defeat to unbeaten Baldwinsville. Allen had six kills and eight digs, with Zajac contributing five kills and Snyder earning 14 assists. Winn added six digs.Bishop Ludden met Mexico last Monday night and won each of the first two sets 25-20. The Tigers took the third set 25-21, but the Gaelic Knights closed it out in the fourth set by that same 25-21 margin.Jasmine Cuffee had 11 kills, adding nine digs. Megan Virkler got nine kills and three blocks as Jayden Burney and Alexis Pietrowski had five kills apiece, Pietrowski adding 10 digs. Kate Ruddy picked up 25 assists, plus three aces and four digs.Ludden then clinched a sectional playoff berth with a win over Bishop Grimes, splitting the first two sets, but then routing the Cobras in the third and hanging on in the fourth to take it 25-14, 23-25, 25-9, 25-22.Ruddy, with her 27 assists, passed it to Virkler, who augmented her 12 kills with five aces. Burney got eight kills and four blocks.Ludden’s 25-20, 10-25, 25-23, 25-22 win Thursday over Living Word Academy featured Ruddy with 23 assists and 11 digs, Burney earning nine kills and Cuffee adding seven kills as Pietrowski had five kills. Ally Royal finished with seven digs and four aces.To complete a 4-0 week, Ludden swept Hamilton 25-19, 25-13, 25-14 on Friday, Cuffee getting nine kills and Burney earning seven blocks and eight kills as Ruddy distributed 18 assists and Royal had nine digs.Jordan-Elbridge routed Hannibal 25-7, 25-15, 25-19 last Tuesday, getting eight aces from Ranait McGuire to go with her six kills. Ashlee Eaton added five kills as Sarah Lane produced 12 assists, Eaton earning seven digs and Elizabeth Bartoszewski six digs.And in Thursday’s 25-13, 25-16, 25-15 win over Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, the Eagles saw Eaton produce 13 digs and three kills, with McGuire earning six kills and eight digs. Lane had nine assists. No one seemed able to keep the Westhill girls volleyball team from continuing its perfect run through all of its OHSL Liberty division challengers – though the Warriors finally did drop a set against a league foe.It came in last Thursday’s match against Marcellus, where the Warriors, after a 25-17 first set and 25-4 romp in the second, eased up – and the Mustangs won the third 25-21.Westhill then closed it out 25-20 in the fourth set to improve to 12-0 as Sara Galante got 18 kills and 10 digs, with Sarah Schwartz getting 33 assists and Giana Militi earning 27 digs. Kate Heinrich had nine kills and Morgan Richardson added five kills as, for Marcellus, Bronte Stahl earned seven kills and 10 assists, Jenna Mattison adding 12 assists. Elaine Grattan and Brooke Finarty had six kills apiece and Evelyn Webster got 13 digs.In last Tuesday’s 25-11, 25-9, 25-4 romp over Phoenix, the Warriors got seven aces apiece from Galante and Grace O’Connell  as Galante added seven kills and Heinrich five kills. Schwartz had 12 assists.One of the best matches of the week involved Skaneateles venturing to Cazenovia last Tuesday night and making two different comebacks to win this Lakers duel in five sets and improve to 12-1 overall. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Bishop LuddenJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesvolleyballWest GeneseeWesthilllast_img read more

Giants at Dodgers: Friday game time, TV channels and starting pitchers

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first_imgGIANTS at DODGERSWhen: Friday, 7:10 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (11-1, 2.17 ERA)Vs. Giants: 1-2, 5.40 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 12-3, 2.10 ERAHates to face: Brandon Crawford, 3 for 6 (.500), 1 double, 1 HR Loves to face: Gorkys Hernandez, 0 for 9, 1 KGIANTS LHP MATT MOORE (3-10, 5.82 ERA)Vs. Dodgers: 3-3, 5.54 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 2-2, 6.86 ERAHates to face: Cody Bellinger, 2 for 4 (.500), 1 tripleLoves to face: Austin Barnes, 0 for 5, 1 KUPCOMINGSaturday: Giants (LHP Ty Blach, 6-6, 4.50 ERA) at Dodgers (LHP Rich Hill, 7-4, 3.48 ERA), 1:10 p.m., SNLA, Fox Sports 1Sunday: Giants (RHP Matt Cain, 3-9, 5.45 ERA) at Dodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, 3-6, 4.17 ERA), 5 p.m., ESPN— Bill Plunkettcenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Lamar Odom in early stages of physical therapy

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first_imgGolden State interim coach and former Lakers teammate Luke Walton planned to visit Odom on Sunday night in Las Vegas on the team’s scheduled day off. The Warriors played the Lakers on Saturday in a preseason game in Las Vegas. The Clippers’ Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan visited Odom last Wednesday and Thursday after the team’s week-long trip in China. World Peace also thought of visiting. But he decided not to for multiple reasons. The Lakers have preseason games today at Staples Center and Thursday in Anaheim with practices in between games. World Peace does not feel comfortable skipping any of those sessions as he is on a non-guaranteed contract through training camp and wants to mentor the team. His brother, Daniel, also visited Las Vegas, but was told he could not see Odom. World Peace also feared his presence would come at the expense of Odom’s children.“The only Kardashian that needs to be there is Khloe,” World Peace said. “Not every Kardashian needs to be around. They need to keep it simple, so Lamar’s children can see him whenever they want to see him. They’re waiting in line to see their own father.” The conversations surrounding Lamar Odom have taken a swift departure. No longer do they contain dire predictions about Odom’s slim chances of survival. That seemed understandable, given the former Lakers and Clippers forward was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital last week after falling unconscious at a local brothel. Instead, Odom has shown enough steady improvement in recent days at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center that he has started physical therapy, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.Odom has not experienced any setbacks after breathing without the help of a ventilator in the past three days. He showing marked improvement with his breathing, vision and the ability to have simple conversations, sources said. Odom is slated to begin physical therapy that will show whether the 35-year-old former basketball player can walk, said sources familiar with Odom’s progression. But it remains unclear how well he can navigate that challenge. Odom has experienced frequent fatigue and has received constant treatment on his lungs and kidneys, sources said. Odom could also have serious brain damage considering a 911 call released last Wednesday reported Odom took cocaine and 10 doses of a sexual performance enhancer over three days.That left Lakers forward Metta World Peace feeling optimistic about Odom’s recovery. But World Peace told Los Angeles News Group that he has become upset regarding something else about Odom, who grew up with the former Ron Artest in the New York City area.World Peace has publicly praised Kobe Bryant and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak for visiting Odom following last Tuesday’s exhibition in Las Vegas. But World Peace argued the subsequent celebrity visitations have come at the expense of Odom’s children spending time with him, including his 17-year-old daughter Destiny, and 13-year-old son Lamar Jr.“This is nothing against Khloe [Kardhasian]” World Peace said, referring to the reality television star and Odom’s estranged wife. “This is for the celebrities that are coming to see Lamar. They should know they’re taking time away from Lamar’s children.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Hammer

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first_imgFacebook79Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetHe is a 2-year-old, 90-pound German Shepherd, who is available for adoption on 06-18-2020.  Hammer is Black and Tan, longer hair, and enjoys being brushed. He is smart, friendly, has a happy disposition, and aims to please. Hammer is active, loves to play fetch, enjoys carrying toys and sticks on his walks, and rides great in the van. He is a great companion and family dog. If you can provide a cat-free home, grain-free diet, love, exercise, and a securely fenced yard, then you may be the perfect fit family for this amazing guy!Further questions? Currently, emails are the only method of communication. We all care about the health of our 2-legged caregivers and the community at large, so as a precaution we are suspending our public open hours. We are still taking email inquiries, on-line applications, and will be in touch with you as soon as we are able. We appreciate everyone’s understanding during this time! Stay Well!Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

Business Beat

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first_imgFort’s Revitalization Agency to Move to Temporary Office Coldwell Banker Resi­dent­ial Brokerage has announced its top agents in Monmouth County for the month of July with Alan Kurlander being named the Monmouth County Associate of the Month of July.Kurlander ranked No. 1 in sales production in his Marlboro/Manalapan sales office and among all Coldwell Banker Residential Broker­age agents in Monmouth County.Five additional agents were honored as Associates of the Month, ranking No. 1 in sales production in their respective sales offices. They were: Donna Bruno, Holmdel/Colts Neck; Carol Ashworth, Howell; Frances “Fran” Judas, Middletown; Pauline Poyner, Rumson/Fair Haven; and Diana Hamilton, Wall/Spring Lake Township. RB Law Firm Hires New AssociateRED BANK – The growing law firm Zager Fuchs, PC has hired Richard J. Angelo, Esq. as an associate attorney.Richard J. AngeloA resident of Long Branch, Angelo earned his bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University in 2004 and his juris doctor from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark in 2011. He spent the past year serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence M. Lawson, assignment judge of the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey for Monmouth County.The attorneys at Zager Fuchs, a 45-plus year-old firm, serve a mostly regional clientele where they have built “generations of trust” within the community. Nilson Realtors Announces Associate of the Month SHREWSBURY – Mary Lou Mannino, sales associate with Gloria Nilson, REALTORS®, Real Living’s Shrews­bury office, was awarded Associate of the Month in July.The designation is granted to the office agent with the highest volume in the given month.“Mary Lou earned this award through her hard work and dedication to the outstanding customer service Gloria Nilson REALTORS is known for,” said Pat Bell, president of Gloria Nilson. “Our company holds all of our sales associates to the highest standards of customer service and industry expertise, and we thank Mary Lou for her continued dedication to Gloria Nilson REALTORS’ mission of superior service and real estate sales excellence.”Mannino earned her real estate license in 2005, and joined Gloria Nilson REALTORS the same year.Her community volunteer activities include the Little Silver PTO, Little Silver Youth Athletic Association, coach of Little Silver Recreation Sports and manager/board member of the Oceanport Lions Swim Club.Mannino lives in Little Silver with her family and takes great pride in staying active in the community. Tasher Earns Premier Advisor Designation from Wells Fargo – Again RED BANK – Wells Fargo Advisors has for the 28th consecutive year designated Mark Tasher, senior vice president-investments, as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program, a distinction that reflects Tasher’s achievement of professional success through a consistent commitment to client service.“Tasher is among a select group of professionals at Wells Fargo Advisors who have achieved the status of Premier Advisor by consistently demonstrating his willingness and capacity to understand his clients’ life goals, as well as an ability to develop and execute plans designed to help achieve their aspirations,” said Jim Hays, president of the Wells Fargo Advisors Private Client Group. “Mark’s high level of commitment to his clients sets a standard and serves as an example for others. We are very proud to have Mark on our team.”To qualify for the Premier Advisors Program at Wells Fargo Advisors, financial advisors must demonstrate a high level of production and a commitment to professional service. The Premier Advisor Program represents the best of the best of advisors at Wells Fargo Advis­ors. Tasher has been a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors for 28 years and has 34 years experience in the brokerage industry. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce is holding a business-networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Memphis Pig Out, 67 First St.The event will feature a menu of baby back ribs, southern cheese dip, black-eyed pea croquettes, fried okra and other southern favorites.The coast is $10 for chamber members, $12 for members of the Eastern and Northern Monmouth County chambers of commerce and $15 for nonmembers.Additional information the chamber and its upcoming activities is available by visiting www.atlantichighlands.org, or calling 732-872-8711. Coldwell Banker Names Top Agents for July Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce Holds Business-networking Meeting EATONTOWN – The Fort Monmouth Economic Revital­ization Authority (FMERA) will be moving its marketing and real estate operations, beginning Sept. 20, to its new office at 15 Christopher Way, Eatontown.The temporary location is fully accessible to members of the public, and FMERA’s telephone number remains the same: 732-720-6350. The remainder of the FMERA staff will temporarily occupy office space on the former fort property in the Army’s caretaker office at no cost.During its August meeting, the FMERA Board approved the five-month lease with 550 Realty Corp. for 1,800 square feet of office space.  FMERA hopes to move to its permanent location at the former fort library in Oceanport by February 2013.The existing lease agreement at Corbett Way in Eatontown, which the Fort Monmouth Economic Revital­ization Planning Authority entered into in August 2007, expired on Aug. 31.In August 2010, Gov. Chris Christie signed into law the Fort Monmouth Econ­omic Revitalization Authority Act, creating FMERA and charging it with advancing the Reuse and Redevelop­ment Plan authored by FMERPA. The New Jersey Economic Development Author­ity (EDA) staffs FMERA, which currently has nine employees.Led by Chairman James Gorman, FMERA Board members are: EDA Chairman Alfred Koeppe, Governor’s Authorities Unit Director Regina Egea, Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian Burry, Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo, Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon, Tinton Falls Mayor Michael Skudera, state Department of Commun­ity Affairs Commis­sioner Richard E. Constable III, state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, state Department of Labor and Workforce Develop­ment Commissioner Harold Wirths, New Jersey Depart­ment of Transporta­tion Com­missioner James Simpson and public members Dr. Robert Lucky and Robert Ades.For more information on FMERA, visit www.fortmonmouthredevelopment.com.last_img read more

Share The Love a success – Ballaz International

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first_imgThe Share the Love tour hosted by Ballaz International provided four days of excitement and inspiration for Jamaicans as they brought a first of its kind all-star tour that ignited football fans and Jamaicans from all walks of life. The Share the Love Tour was birthed out of a desire to honour Jamaican football heroes, inspire a new generation of youth, share the Love of God as part of the ministry of Ballaz International, and to give the opportunity for the Brazilian football icons to see and experience Jamaica sharing their love for football and God with the Jamaican public.The four-day tour included a historic game at the National Stadium between some of Jamaica’s most prolific football players and an all-star Brazilian team. The Jamaicans left the game victorious, defeating the Brazilians 2-1 in the friendly match.There was also a ground- breaking ceremony, city walk and clinic in Southside, Downtown Kingston. This event saw the ground breaking at the future sight of an astroturf field that will become a part of City Life Ministries’ engagement with the community of Southside. The Brazilian team also walked through the community and executed a clinic at Breezy Castle for over one hundred children from Southside and surrounding communities. The tour saw church services held at Fellowship Tabernacle and Go for God Family Church, and they gave the Brazilian players an opportunity to worship and to share their stories of faith in God.Lastly, the tour had a meet, greet and play with members of the Ballaz family. This event saw over 60 children and their families having the opportunity to interact with and be inspired by the Brazilian team.Reflecting on the historic nature of the exhibition football match, 1998 World Cup goal keeper Warren “Boopy” Barrett said that “It was a great joy, honour and privilege to represent the national colours again with some of the best teammates that anyone could hope to play with. It really stirred some great memories which we all will carry with us for a lifetime”.legends and pioneersWolmer’s Manning Cup player Jahwahni Hinds was overwhelmed by the opportunity.”Hat’s off to Mr Virtue for this opportunity. Friday night was one of the biggest nights of my football life so far. It has always been a dream of mine to play alongside legends and pioneers of my country and I enjoyed every moment of it,” he said.Director of Ballaz International Andre’ Virtue said that “the tour was intended to inspire and ignite passion and hope in the people of Jamaica, especially the youth. As an organisation that is focused on football youth development, we believe that this was the perfect match and set of activities for such a tour of its kind,” he added.last_img read more

Doesn’t matter how it’s done, Brownlee just wants to win title for Ginebra

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first_imgJustin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE —Even with Ginebra failing to close out the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals in six games, Justin Brownlee couldn’t help but feel excited over what comes next.“Man, you got to love it as a basketball player. This is the thing you grow up and you dream of,” he said of the winner-take-all Game 7 on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pumaren sets the tone for the Warriors with ‘swaggy’ get up Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “(The Bolts) just came out more aggressive than us, I think. They initiated physicality, they were the first ones to loose balls, rebounds, they just came out with a great energy and we didn’t. And I think that — from the start the game to set the tone, I think that was the biggest part of the game,” he said.Brownlee, though, has his full confidence that the Gin Kings will be more than ready to protect their throne come Friday, in what is shaping up to be another capacity crowd at Philippine Arena.“I think we’re going to be prepared,” he said. “We’re going to come out with great energy and aggression, and we will be ready to defend the crown.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Fans couldn’t help but fantasize Brownlee serving as the hero once more in Game 7 to complete the Gin Kings’ quest for back-to-back titles.But no matter how Ginebra gets it down, all the 29-year-old wants is to lift the trophy at the end of the night.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“The perfect moment would just be winning the championship. Of course, it would be nice to win it in spectacular fashion, but right now, that moment is just winning the championship. That’s what I’m focused on – just trying to bring home the trophy and defend the crown,” he said.However, for Brownlee to replicate that feat, Ginebra needs to get its act straight following a disappointing Game 6 showing which saw it fall to Meralco, 91-98 on Wednesday. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READlast_img read more

Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

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first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, looks on with Dwight Powell #7, Salah Mejri #50 and Maximilian Kleber #42 in the final seconds of their 112-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 23, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women.Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going to the sports apparel company Under Armour in 2015. Ussery, who was investigated by the team over similar claims in 1998, denied the allegations in a statement to SI.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The report said team website reporter Earl Sneed was twice accused of domestic assault while working for the Mavericks, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions of the agreement.The team said Sneed had been fired, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told SI that he fired human resources director Buddy Pittman after learning details of the magazine’s report. Pittman and Sneed declined to comment to SI.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe NBA said the Mavericks had informed the league of the allegations involving Ussery and Sneed.“This alleged conduct runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the NBA and its teams to foster safe, respectful and welcoming workplaces for all employees,” the league said. “Such behavior is completely unacceptable and we will closely monitor the independent investigation into this matter.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Ussery had left Nike to join the Mavericks and had previously served as commissioner of the old Continental Basketball Association. He was praised by former NBA Commissioner David Stern and served as the Mavericks’ alternate governor with the league.“I am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have made such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me,” Ussery said. “During my nearly 20-year tenure with the Mavericks, I am not aware of any sexual harassment complaints about me or any findings by the organization that I engaged in inappropriate conduct.”Ussery said he had raised concerns about other Mavericks employees who he said engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct and the organization didn’t address those concerns.“I believe these misleading claims about me are part of an attempt to shift blame for the failure to remove employees who created an uncomfortable and hostile work environment within the Mavericks organization,” Ussery saidCuban told the magazine that the team was establishing a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees. He is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Injured Castro out for Gilas duel vs Aussies Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The Mavericks said Wednesday they hired Evan Krutoy and Anne Milgrim to lead the independent investigation. Krutoy served as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for over 20 years and served as Acting Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit. Milgrim is a professor at New York University School of Law, and a former former New Jersey attorney general.SI contacted six female former Mavericks or American Airlines Center employees who claimed they left the sports sector because of a structure that left them feeling vulnerable and devalued while protecting powerful men who misbehaved. A male former department head said there was “built-in protection for a lot of men.”A woman who had recently been hired as a support staffer said Ussery made sexually suggestive remarks to her in the media dining room before a game during the 2010-11 season, when the Mavericks won their only NBA championship. The woman said she had been told by others to be wary of Ussery.“Obviously there’s a problem in the Mavericks organization and we’ve got to fix it,” Cuban told the magazine. “I’m embarrassed, to be honest with you, that it happened under my ownership, and it needs to be fixed.”Two women claimed the Ussery harassed them for years, incidents that ranged from inappropriate remarks to requests for sex to touching women’s calves and thighs during meetings.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08DOT assures PH ‘very safe’ for tourists amid alleged abduction in Makati00:50Trending 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more