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Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star break

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates as he runs off the court following their NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in Salt Lake City. As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They’re currently part of a tightly-clustered group Western Conference teams that are vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)PORTLAND, Ore. — A few weeks ago, it appeared the Utah Jazz might be headed to the draft lottery. Those around the NBA weren’t buying it.“They’ve got some good players, so I don’t think anybody was surprised they fought their way back in,” Portland guard Damian Lillard said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Man City’s quadruple bid ends in shock FA Cup loss to Wigan Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citycenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They are part of a tight cluster of Western Conference teams vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season.It’s been quite a rise.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 folkUtah’s last loss was back on Jan. 22. The Jazz fell to 19-28 after losing 104-90 to Atlanta and were 18 games behind the conference-leading Warriors.“There were times where we kind of looked like we didn’t want to play, myself included,” Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell said after the loss to the Hawks, who are last in the Eastern Conference. “That’s not us. That’s not our identity.” “I think he should be rookie of the year for sure, not just because of his numbers but his impact on their team,” Lillard said. “He’s basically leading them and it’s special to see a rookie be able to do what he’s doing out there.”Over All-Star weekend, Mitchell won the slam dunk contest.The Jazz also made an important addition with Jae Crowder, acquired in a three-team trade from the Cavaliers at trade deadline. Crowder’s father, Corey, played for the Jazz in the 1991-92 season.In three games with the Jazz, Crowder has averaged 14.7 points and five rebounds and seems to have a new outlook with his new team.“These guys, they welcomed me right when I walked through the door. And playing with them is very, very, very fun,” he said following his debut.The Jazz resume play Thursday, at home against Portland. Coach Quin Snyder was asked whether the All-Star break came at a good time for the Jazz.“There’s two schools of thought, right? Let’s get the rest, and get recharged. And then there’s well, we’ve got a rhythm. We don’t want to lose the rhythm, let’s keep playing,” Snyder said. “I’d like us to do both.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rudy Gobert stressed it would be a painful road “until we start playing more physical and being more focused on what we have to do, individually and collectively.”Turns out the loss was a turning point of sorts. The resolve started the very next game with a 98-95 overtime win at Detroit. Along the way the Jazz beat the East’s top team, Toronto, on the road, and had victories over the Warriors and the Spurs. They downed Portland 115-96, ending the Blazers’ nine-game winning streak at home.“Everything is coming to fruition,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said about the Jazz. “They believe in the system. It takes awhile to put a system in. You have to have players of character who will understand it and execute it.”The Jazz rolled into the All-Star break with a 107-97 victory at home over Phoenix last Tuesday.Mitchell has been key, leading the team with an average of 24 points and four rebounds over the 11-game streak. For his rookie season, he has averaged 19.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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US$526m Budget Might Be Cut

first_imgREP. PRINCE MOYEBudget Chair RevealsBy Leroy M. Sonpon IIIAt the end of the formal hearing of the revenue component of the 2017/2018 Draft National Budget on Friday, June 9, the Joint Committee on Ways, Means, Finance & Budget and Public Accounts of the Liberian Legislature said it did not reach the targeted US$526m as submitted by the Executive.The Committee said to avoid a budget shortfall, the draft budget might be cut, if the revenue collection does not meet the proposed budget.Rep. Prince Moye, Chairman of the Joint Committee, however said the budget might also be increased if the Committee identifies sources for more than the US$526m during the Expenditure Component of the Draft National Budget, which runs from Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 19, 2017.The Chairman made the assertions on Friday, June 9, in the House’s first floor chamber during the end of the Revenue Component of the budget.He told journalists that the Committee has issues with the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) and the National Port Authority (NPA).Though he didn’t disclose the “issues,” it may be recalled that the Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Elfrieda Tamba, expressed disappointment over the LPRC, the NPA and the Liberia Maritime Authority for falling short of their forecast revenue to support the 2016/2017 Budget in the amount of US$24.4m.Commissioner General Tamba said the forecast revenue for LPRC Storage Fee is US$43m, but the LPRC had paid only US$24m up to May 30, which constituted 56%. US$19m is yet to be paid, with 25 days to the end of the 2016/2017 Budget.She told lawmakers that the management of LPRC collects the proceeds (revenue) from the country’s storage facilities and remits them into government’s account.Tamba also said the forecast revenue of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) is US$11.5m, but up to May 30 only US$7.1m had been paid, which constituted 62%. Out of US$2.5m forecast revenue for the National Port Authority (NPA), US$1.5m was paid, and US$1m is outstanding.Meanwhile, public hearings for the Expenditure Component of the 2017/2018 Draft National Budget, which starts today in the Joint Chambers at 10:00 a.m., will include the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Education, the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), MCSS (Monrovia Consolidated School System), the University Liberia and Tubman University.On Tuesday, June 13, the following Ministries and Agencies will appear: Forestry Development Authority, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.President SirleafShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Vince Young made mistake

first_imgSports Editor: I believe Vince Young’s decision to enter the NFL draft early is a mistake. He’s to be congratulated for playing the game of his life to rally Texas from a 12-point, fourth quarter deficit in the Rose Bowl last week. But this achievement seemed to enlarge an already bruised ego to the point of making a poor decision. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Young may make it as a professional quarterback, but there are some teams out there that would rather see him use his skills in another position. Will he be willing to make the necessary adjustments to play in the NFL? Only time will tell, but he would have a shot at another championship, and possibly a Heisman of his own, if he stayed in college for his senior year. Without Young, Texas has little chance to repeat as next year’s Division I champions. The gap that separated USC and Texas from the others has narrowed considerably, especially now that Reggie Bush has decided to skip his last year of eligibility. Pete Peterson Rancho Cucamonga 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img USC’s two Heisman Trophy winners, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart, will surely be drafted ahead of Young, and rightly so. They’ve played as champions in a sophisticated football program that has groomed them to be very successful in the NFL. Vince Young is very talented, but a side-armed throwing, single-wing quarterback is not a highly sought after commodity in professional football. The NFL will eat up the sand lot style of football exhibited by Texas. last_img read more

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