Lakers’ Anthony Davis has no regrets on trade request: ‘I’m a grown man’

first_img Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles an ‘unlikely destination’ for JR Smith “I see a lot of people that say ‘wait’ or ‘you should have did it this way, that way.’ But for me, I’ve been in the league long enough. I’m a grown man. I know what I want. And so I thought doing it at that time was definitely going to be beneficial for myself and for the organization to get the best package available, so that way the organization is still set.”Davis went on to say he wanted to have complete control over his situation, and didn’t want other people’s opinions to affect his career. Troy Daniels says he was recruited to Lakers by Anthony Davis Lakers star Anthony Davis doesn’t have any regrets about his trade request and departure from the Pelicans. After he officially was introduced as a Laker following the Pelicans agreement to trade him in June, the six-time All-Star opened up about the months leading up to his trade after he requested to be moved in January. The Pelicans worked to deal him before the deadline in February, but failed to find a destination as talks with the Lakers fell apart.  NBA 2019-20 win-total projections: Bucks, Clippers lead the way When asked if he wished he did it any differently, Davis said: “No. I wish I did it the way I did it.””I’m a person who’s very upfront and honest,” he told ESPN. “You know, I want to tell you what it is. I love the city of New Orleans, but from a professional standpoint and occupation in basketball, I felt like it was time for me to move on. Related News “Because I allowed people to tell me what to do and advise me to do this or that. And now, by me being able to take control of my career, any decision that I make, you know — I can sleep at night. I’m good. That was the biggest thing for me. I was having a lot of regrets and thinking, I should have done it my way. Or, I should have done this differently. But now it’s like, when I do it my way — I’m able to sleep at night and not care what other people’s opinions are.”Since the addition of Davis, the Lakers have made big changes to their roster during free agency to complement both him and LeBron James. Davis revealed that general manager Rob Pelinka called “every 30 to 45 minutes” during the free-agent period to get his input on players.”Sometimes I had to tell him, like, ‘Rob, I’m in the movies.’ He’d be like, ‘All right, well, call me as soon as you get out,'” Davis said. “But we’re trying to put the best team around us, and I think he did a great job of doing it.”last_img read more

Cole takes blame for Pirates’ loss to Mets

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates All-Stars pose for a photo before a baseball game at PNC Park against the New York Mets in Pittsburgh Sunday, July 14, 2013. From left they are; relief pitcher Mark Melancon (35), center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22), starting pitcher Jeff Locke (49), relief pitcher Jason Grilli (39), and third baseman Pedro Alvarez (24). AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gerrit Cole pointed a finger after losing his third straight start – at himself.John Buck’s two-run single capped a three-run first inning against Cole, and Dillon Gee pitched another gem against the Pirates as the New York Mets beat Pittsburgh 4-2 on Sunday.Cole (4-3) has lost three in a row since becoming the first Pirates pitcher since Nick Maddox in 1907 to win the first four starts of his career.“I didn’t come out ready to pitch, and that inexcusable,” Cole said. “It’s just indefensible. I didn’t give our team a very good chance to win. I put us in position where I had to scratch and claw and so did the rest of the team.”Cole allowed three runs and six hits in five innings with two walks and five strikeouts. He started in place of All-Star left-hander Jeff Locke, who was scratched from this start on Saturday because of lower back tightness.After losing Tuesday to Oakland, Cole wasn’t expected to pitch again until after the All-Star break. However, he learned Friday he would likely start Sunday.“I had plenty of time to prepare,” Cole said. “No excuse.”Gee also didn’t make any excuses despite pitching with sore feet.The right-hander developed blisters on the soles of his feet during an 87-degree afternoon. It was so warm that the dirt on the mound baked in the sun.However, Gee overcame the blisters and prevented the Pirates from sweeping the three-game series before the break.Gee (7-7) allowed just one unearned run in 6 2/3 innings to the Pirates (56-37), who fell a game behind St. Louis in the NL Central.Gee is 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA in five career starts against Pittsburgh. He scattered five hits, struck out two and walked one.“It’s just sometimes this is the way it works out,” Gee said of his success against the Pirates. “They’re a really good team. I was just trying to throw strikes with all my pitches and just keep them off balance, and it worked out.”Bobby Parnell earned his 17th save in 20 opportunities with a scoreless ninth despite giving up back-to-back singles to Clint Barmes and pinch-hitter Russell Martin with one out. He got Jordy Mercer to fly out to end the game.“We continue to fight until the final out,” Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. “Sometimes I’d like to see us hit the ‘go’ button a little earlier in the game, but we always fight.”Starling Marte had two hits for the Pirates, whose three-game winning streak was snapped.Buck, Eric Young Jr. and Marlon Byrd each had three hits for New York, which finished a 6-3 road trip. The Mets will host the All-Star game on Tuesday night at Citi Field.The Mets took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Byrd bounced a run-scoring, ground-rule double into the left-field seats, and Buck lined a two-run single to right.“It’s the growing pains of a young pitcher,” Hurdle said of Cole’s rocky first inning. “His command wasn’t good and the changeup didn’t come into play until the 35th pitch of the game even though it had been a good pitch for him in his previous outing.”Marte also bounced an RBI double into the seats in the third inning to draw the Pirates within 3-1.Daniel Murphy tripled in a run in the seventh to restore the Mets’ three-run lead.Pittsburgh put runners on second and third with none out in the eighth on a single by Mercer and a double by Andrew McCutchen, but the Pirates scored only one run when Jose Tabata grounded out against LaTroy Hawkins.“We had chances late in the game but Hawkins is a veteran eighth-inning guy who did his job, and Parnell is a tough guy to square up,” Hurdle said. “They held us off.”NOTES: Pittsburgh RHP Mark Melancon was added as an injury replacement to the NL roster for Tuesday night’s All-Star game at Citi Field in New York. That gives the Pirates a five-man All-Star contingent, their largest since 1972. Melancon joins Locke, RHP Jason Grilli, 3B Pedro Alvarez and McCutchen. … Locke said he expects to make his next start July 21 at Cincinnati. . Collins said the blister on RHP Matt Harvey’s right index finger has healed and he will be able to pitch in the All-Star game. Harvey is a prime contender to be the NL’s starting pitcher despite being scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Pirates because of the blister and to limit his innings this season.last_img read more

Prithvi Shaw makes return to Indian fold and Rohit Sharma’s replacement named!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/APAdvertisement vx1xNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1d2d2fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eaum46( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6lWould you ever consider trying this?😱tjCan your students do this? 🌚8892j6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Concluding the T20 series against New Zealand with a dominating 5-0 whitewash, Team India is preparing to face them again in a 3 match One Day International series starting tomorrow, followed by a Test series late February. While the squad’s superstar opener Rohit Sharma is out after sustaining an injury in the final T20 match, Mayank Agarwal will finally get his maiden ODI debut, alongside Prithvi Shaw, who’s marvellous comeback has earned him his call up to the international squad.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/APAfter a calf injury sustained on pitch in the fifth T20 last Sunday, Rohit Sharma retired hurt despite putting of a stunning knock of 60-off-41 in the first innings. Before the first ODI against the Kiwis tomorrow, BCCI has confirmed Mayank Agarwal to be his replacement.BCCI released the official statement of the news today morning, which reads: “NEWS : Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI and the Test series against New Zealand. Mayank Agarwal has been named as his replacement in the ODI squad. #NZvIND #TeamIndia”Advertisement Tomorrow’s game will be the limited overs debut for Agarwal, as the 28 year old’s international experience has only been limited to Test cricket, where he has earned 9 caps for India.Along with Agarwal, the young sensation Prithvi Shaw has secured his entry to the Men in Blue lineup.secured the opening spot, as confirmed by skipper Virat Kohli himself.“It is unfortunate that Rohit cannot be part of the ODI series, the impact he has had is there for everyone to see. We do not have any ODI tournaments to look up to, so it is ideal for him to get recovered.” Kohli told reporters in a recent interview.While BCCI confirmed Sharma to be ruled out for the rest of New Zealand tour, Prithvi Shaw is finally getting an entry to the squad after a dope ban, thanks to the brilliant spell for India A in the unofficial matches in January, and will likely start alongside Agarwal, as the captain hints.Kohli continued: “In ODI cricket, Prithvi is definitely going to start, KL (Rahul) will play in the middle-order. We want him to get accustomed to keep and play in the middle.” Also read-Prithvi Shaw and Sanju Samson celebrate India call ups with blitzkrieg against New Zealand A Advertisementlast_img read more

“One of those moments to treasure” – Joe McHugh meets the Pope

first_imgDonegal TD Joe McHugh has described meeting Pope Francis in the Vatican as a moment of incredible warmth.The Minister for Education and Skills was in Rome as the Government’s representative at the canonisation ceremony of Cardinal John Henry Newman, founder of University College Dublin on Sunday.As part of the ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica, Minister McHugh led the Irish delegation for a brief meeting with the Pope where they shook hands. Minister McHugh said: “It was one of those really warm encounters. The embrace, the handshake, the connection, without many words, it was just one of those moments to treasure.“The best way I can describe it more than anything else is that it was a real warmth, a real sense of humanity.“It felt like such a natural encounter as well. It was something incredibly warm and it was a true privilege to have been asked to represent An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the canonisation and to have the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Pope Francis.”Minister McHugh also attended a reception at the Urbania Pontifical University at the weekend which was also attended by Prince Charles and a number of British dignitaries. Ireland’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Derek Hannon also attended the canonisation ceremony.Cardinal Newman was canonised after two miracles were authenticated and credited to him. The first related to the cure of a man’s spinal disease.The second was in relation Melissa Villalobos, the Chicago mother of seven who claims that she recovered from heavy haemorrhaging during a pregnancy in 2013 because she prayed for help to Cardinal Newman. Ms Villalobos attended the ceremony.Cardinal Newman was UCD’s first rector and president when it was founded as the Catholic University of Ireland. He served as the university’s first rector between 1854 and 1858.He was also recognised as a poet, philosopher and historian. Newman is famed for his series of lectures which were published as the “Idea of a University”, which has influenced thought on education greatly in Ireland and throughout the world. Newman believed in the power and potential of education to develop people in ways beyond just academic knowledge.The more holistic view we have of education today is rooted in this belief.“One of those moments to treasure” – Joe McHugh meets the Pope was last modified: October 15th, 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)last_img read more

Humboldt State linebacker Cameron Buell ready to lead Jacks’ defense this season

first_imgARCATA >> Cameron Buell wasn’t thinking about the context of the moment. The only thing on his mind was sticking his foot in the ground and running up the Redwood Bowl field.It was an interception, with the clock right at the four-minute mark in the fourth quarter against Augustana University, that ensured Humboldt State its first postseason win in nearly 50 years. And it was a moment that, even though he didn’t get the pick-six he sorely desired, the high-energy Buell certainly celebrated …last_img read more

Step Aside, Lucy; Your Distant Ancestor Walked Upright, Researchers Claim

first_imgPenn State researchers are trying to scoop the coveted title of “discoverers of the first upright-walking hominid” with a CT scan of their champion, Orrorin (see 02/23/2001 headline).  They have the ball and socket joint of the specimen (thought to be like a chimpanzee) and a bit of the bony neck that connects the ball to the upper thighbone, and part of the upper thigh.  They claim that CT scans show a slight thickening in the neck that is intermediate between those of apes and humans.  This is enough to convince them that their specimen walked upright, according to the report in EurekAlert.  If so, they win the prize, because they date their specimen at 6 million years old, whereas Donald Johanson had dated his iconic specimen Lucy at only 3 million.    Skeptics are not sure the CT scans were accurate enough to make such a determination, and whether Orrorin, if it walked upright at all, did it habitually (even pygmy chimps and some monkeys walk upright sometimes; see 07/22/2004 headlines).  But already the imaginations are getting into gear: “Bipedalism probably does represent a fundamental first step in human evolution,” claims Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London, according to the report in National Geographic News.  “As Darwin recognized, walking on two legs frees up the arms and hands for tasks like carrying, tool making, and tool use.  And much of what happened in human evolution later on stemmed from it.”What magnificent returns in storytelling emerge from such a trifling investment of fact.  A tiny ratio difference in thickness on one bone from one specimen, based on CT scans of questionable accuracy, assuming no modifications by the fossilization process (see 03/28/2003 headline), dated with evolutionary assumptions, and they can convert a chimpanzee fossil into an upright walking human ancestor.  Six million years later, its descendants are designing spacecraft and deciphering the human genome.  How ever did the noble enterprise of science stoop to such pitiful grandstanding?  Don’t think Johanson’s group, or any of the other rival teams, is going to take this upset without a challenge.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Growing Marijuana Indoors is an Environmental Disaster

first_imgMany Americans live in areas of the country where the local utility sponsors energy efficiency programs — for example, one that offers homeowners free energy audits. In addition to offering this type of residential efficiency program, many utilities have also developed energy efficiency programs to help commercial customers, including retailers and manufacturers.There is one fast-growing industry, however, that isn’t getting any help from energy efficiency programs: indoor marijuana farming. According to a few forward-thinking energy efficiency experts, ignoring this industry is a big mistake.The industry has evolved rapidly in the six years since Evan Mills, a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, wrote his ground-breaking paper, “The carbon footprint of indoor Cannabis production.” Back in 2012, Mills estimated, “In California, the top-producing state, indoor cultivation is responsible for about 3% of all electricity use.” That made some electric utility representatives sit up and take notice.At this year’s NESEA conference in Boston, four experts — John Morris, Fred Davis, Sam Milton, and Anya Gordon — shared their views of the questions surrounding energy efficiency in the marijuana industry. Their presentation was titled “Crisis in Cannabis Cultivation: Latest Energy Developments in Data, Practice, and Policy.”The quotes below give a flavor of the breadth of the discussion during the session. Much, much brighter than an operating room According to John Morris, a vice-president at D+R International, a large consulting company, “We need to measure and evaluate this industry. Not doing so is negligence. We need an energy efficiency champion to address this. … The industry is unique. It’s about growing plants indoors. The HVAC and dehumidification issues are huge. Code doesn’t help you.”Morris continued, “The attitude of the utilities is, ‘Don’t ask,… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

You Are Pure Potential

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now We misunderstand our real potential. So much of what we believe comes from the subconscious mind, a mind programmed throughout your life, with a good part of that programming being locked into place at a very young age by what you see, hear, and feel—and with a large part of it already in place at birth. Everything and everyone around you indoctrinates you, some intentionally, most without that being their primary aim.Your limiting beliefs are not your own. They were installed, and you can uninstall them.The Limits of Your ThinkingI recently overheard a conversation between two people describing how it is not possible for them to lose weight. I was fascinated and said nothing, but some part of me wanted to ask, “Could you lose just one pound?” If a person can lose one pound, how could they refuse to believe they could lose two? If they could lose two, could they not lose three? Without pretending anything I write is easy, you know that it is possible, that one has the potential should they decide to use it.In a similar conversation a few months back, I remember two people talking about how hard it is to make more money. Had it been any of my business—and it wasn’t—I might have asked, “Could you make ten dollars more?” If you could make ten dollars more, could you not double that and make twenty dollars more? Are there not other people who have determined they will make far more and who are also succeeding at doing so?Uninstalling Limiting BeliefsWhen where your beliefs installed? To whom do those beliefs belong? Why are they so deeply embedded to be perceived by us as immutable truths when they are anything but immutable?Why should what is possible for one person not also be possible for you? What benefit is there is allowing someone else’s limiting beliefs become your limitations? There may be nothing more dangerous to reaching your full potential than ingesting other people’s fears and limiting beliefs and believing they are laws that apply to you.As successful as you are now, you are still pure potential, the shorthand for which I use the idea: “be more, do more, have more, contribute more.” What belief do you have to shed to reach reach your potential?last_img read more