Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) passes the ball as Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and teammate Fred VanVleet (23) look on during first half NBA Eastern Conference semifinal action in Toronto on Sunday, May 12, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Ben Simmons is apparently about to become the next recipient of a big commitment from the Philadelphia 76ers.The All-Star point guard and the 76ers are negotiating a $170 million, five-year extension, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because neither the team nor Simmons revealed any details publicly.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks LATEST STORIES Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption MOST READ ESPN first reported the negotiations between Simmons and the 76ers. The deal will begin in the 2020-21 season.Simmons will make about $8.1 million this season, the last of his four-year rookie deal. Assuming the sides agree on what will be a full max, Simmons’ salary for the following season would jump to about $29.3 million and eventually rise to nearly $39 million in 2024-25.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt’s already been an offseason of big financial commitments for Philadelphia, which will sign Tobias Harris to a $180 million, five-year deal and add Al Horford on a four-year deal that could reach $109 million. Those deals cannot be finalized until the league’s moratorium ends Saturday at noon Eastern.Simmons was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft and wound up making his NBA debut in the 2017-18 season, earning Rookie of the Year honors. He was an All-Star for the first time last season, and has averaged 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.9 assists in his two on-court seasons. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao What a team: Serena Williams, Andy Murray to play Wimbledon mixed doubles Simmons’ extension, when finalized, will push the amount of money committed to point guards this offseason — either via free agency or extensions — past the $1.2 billion mark. Among the biggest winners of that sweepstakes: Portland’s Damian Lillard got a $196 million extension, Denver’s Jamal Murray got one for $170 million and Simmons is on his way to getting the same.Philadelphia is 101-58 in regular-season games when Simmons plays. He’s had 22 triple-doubles in the last two seasons, tied for third-most in the league with Denver’s Nikola Jokic and trailing only Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook (59) and the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (26).Simmons also has 80 double-doubles over the last two seasons.Also Tuesday, the 76ers agreed with Shake Milton on a four-year contract and veteran James Ennis on a two-year deal. Those moves were confirmed by a person familiar with both sets of negotiations and who spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because they also cannot yet be finalized.Milton appeared in 20 games and averaged 4.4 points for the 76ers last season. Ennis was a late-season acquisition by Philadelphia, his sixth franchise, and averaged 5.3 points in 18 regular-season appearances. The second year of Ennis’ deal will be at his option, the person said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing
‘People evacuated on their own’ Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Injury-plagued Golden State— playing without Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson—faced the NBA’s top two teams in consecutive games, losing to the Lakers on the road Wednesday.“We played our best defensive game of the year. That’s what really matters,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.In Houston, James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets used a big fourth quarter run to beat the Indiana Pacers, 111-102.Houston has won a season-high six games in a row and Harden has scored 36 points or more in five straight games to carry the Rockets as they deal with injuries to Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and Danuel House.Domantas Sabonis had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana, and Doug and McDermott also scored 18 points. Indiana had won four in a row.ADVERTISEMENT In Los Angeles, LeBron James hit two free throws with 5.5 seconds to play, and Anthony Davis blocked Harrison Barnes’ driving shot at the buzzer with both hands in Los Angeles’ 10th win in 11 games, a 99-97 decision over former coach Luke Walton and Sacramento.James had 29 points and 11 assists, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of the Western Conference-leading Lakers’ third straight win.Buddy Hield had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 18 points for the Kings in the LA return of Walton.—APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust SAN FRANCISCO—Yet another Golden State starter went down with an injury when D’Angelo Russell sprained his right thumb, but the Warriors still made mighty Boston work until the waning moments.An out-of-bounds call initially in Golden State’s favor went to replay review and was overturned, leading to the jump ball.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw MOST READ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee View comments Mark Nonoy breaks down in tears after painful loss to Ateneo Kemba Walker hit a 3-pointer with 2:19 to play that pulled Boston to 97-95, then Daniel Theis made one free throw with 1:41 remaining.The Warriors got the ball back with 54.3 seconds left on another overturned replay, but Alec Burks missed a 3 that would have tied it and Walker scored on the other end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“We’re trying to get better and that starts with just competing,” Golden State center Willie Cauley-Stein said. “We’re taking little steps. Today we had a chance to win it.”Russell had 12 points and seven assists but also nine of his team’s 19 turnovers before leaving with that aching thumb in the Warriors’ sixth straight defeat. X-rays were negative and he will have an MRI.
For the second straight year the University of Toronto Varsity Blues captured the Kay Aoyama Trophy as OUA women’s fencing champions on Sunday at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.”It’s great to see the culmination of several months of hard work translate into some great performances,” ten-year head coach Thomas Nguyen said. “Hard work paying off is always a nice reward.” It marked the school’s 13th overall title. Day 1 saw the Blues win numerous medals. Emily Principe dominated all competition and defeated Ryerson’s Natasha Kis-Toth to claim the gold medal in the epee event. Two Varsity Blues get on the podium in the foil competition. Katrina Li claimed the silver medal, while teammate Siobhan Drysdale defeated Danilla Xing of Western University to capture the bronze. Rebecca Jeffrey ended the day coming away with the silver medal in the sabre. On Day 2, Toronto cruised to the foil final in the team portion and defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees to snag gold. The Blues battled their way to the final spots in the both epee and sabre events, but were ultimately stifled by the Mustangs in both matches to limit them to two silvers.Women’ s Foil Individual ResultsWomen’s Foil Team ResultsWomen’s Epee Individual Results Women’s Epee Team ResultsWomen’s Sabre Individual ResultsWomen’s Sabre Team Results OVERALL STANDINGS1. Toronto, 3612. Western, 3173. RMC, 1414. Carleton, 1265. Ryerson, 1266. Ottawa, 1137. Queen’s, 1098. McMaster, 789. York, 4310. Trent, 2811. Waterloo, 2512. Brock, 1513. Guelph, 0 Story Links INDIVIDUAL RESULTSEpee IndividualGold (Al English Trophy): Emily Principe (Toronto)Silver: Natasha Kis-Toth (Ryerson)Bronze: Olga Nova (Western) Sabre IndividualGold (Fred Wach Trophy): Kayla Lambie (Western)Silver: Rebecca Jeffrey (Toronto)Bronze: Ying Jia Chen (McMaster) Foil IndividualGold (Maitre Ken Wood Trophy): Noami Moindrot-Zillox (Ottawa)Silver: Karina Li (Toronto)Bronze: Siobhan Drysdale (Toronto) TEAM RELAY RESULTSFoil TeamGold: TorontoSilver: OttawaBronze: Western Epee TeamGold: WesternSilver: TorontoBronze: Ryerson Sabre TeamGold: WesternSilver: TorontoBronze: RMC MAJOR AWARD WINNERSCoach of the Year: Courtney Peeters (Trent)Dave O’Donnell Trophy (Sportsmanship): Kayla Lambie (Western)Epee All-Star – Sharon Schuppe (Carleton)Foil All-Star – Danilla Xing (Western)Sabre All-Star – Victoria Edwards (Western)For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version
However, one of Barcelona’s own members, or ‘socios’, Jordi Cases, accused the club’s former president Sandro Rosell of misappropriation for not declaring publicly that 40 million of the figure quoted by Barca was paid to N&N, a company controlled by Neymar’s parents.Judge Pablo Ruz widened his investigation earlier this year when he decided that there was “sufficient evidence to investigate a possible crime against the public treasury”.Barcelona and Rosell, who stepped down in January, were accused of irregularities in the deal, which was worth a total figure of just over 86 million euros.But on Friday the judge concluded that there was no reason to pursue charges against Bartomeu and Faus, former right-hand men of Rosell under the previous presidency and who signed certain incriminating documents.Ruz ruled there was not enough evidence to suggest that the two had “actively participated in the facts under investigation”.Prosecutor Jose Perals said that, in the case of the alleged tax crimes, responsibility falls to the club as a whole and Rosell, as he was president at the time.The Barcelona board have been rattled for several months by the investigation into the signing of Neymar in the spring of 2013 and the father of the Brazilian star is still due to appear as a witness on October 1 as part of the case.Bartomeu tried to calm the controversy after taking over as president by disclosing the exact figures of the transfer, which was valued at 86.2 million euros, and paying 13.5 million euros to the public purse.Rosell, who gave evidence for several hours on July 22, insisted before the judge that the transfer was carried out legally, affirming that “the contracts were perfectly drawn up”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000BARCELONA, September 25- Prosecutors in Spain have dropped charges against Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu over alleged tax irregularities concerning the signing of Brazil star Neymar, according to a judgement made public on Friday.The magistrate investigating the case in Madrid agreed with the decision of the public prosecutor to drop charges against Bartomeu and the club’s vice-president Javier Faus, who looks after the club’s finances.Barcelona initially said that the signing of Neymar had cost them 57.1 million euros ($72.5m, £44.6m).
Silva said aviation officials will limit the number of flights and restrict the weight of planes traveling into Congonhas airport and that the location of the new airport will be chosen within 90 days. But Sao Paulo’s Mayor Gilberto Kassab told reporters Saturday that building a new airport, which could take between five and 10 years, was not a priority for the city, which would instead seek to claim houses around Congonhas airport as eminent domain in order to lengthen runways. Also Saturday, officials said they had mistakenly sent part of the plane’s fuselage to the United States, thinking it was the flight recorder. Gen. Jorge Kersul Filho, head of the air force’s accident prevention division, told reporters in Sao Paulo that the real flight recorder had been located early Saturday in the wreckage and would be sent to Washington for analysis, a process expected to take several days. The radar outage was caused when a short circuit cut off electricity during routine maintenance Friday night in the jungle city of Manaus, Brazil’s Air Force said in a statement. Power was restored by 1:30 a.m. Saturday and the radar coverage was working again an hour later. When the power went out, 17 flights were within the coverage area of the radar system in a large swath of the Amazon, the statement said. Nine planes continued to their destinations, and eight were rerouted. None of the jets were in any danger, the statement said. The problem forced American Airlines to divert 13 Brazil-bound planes that had departed from New York, Miami and Dallas, said company spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While the nation has had chronic problems with delays and cancellations on domestic flights over the past 10 months, the radar outage was the first time that international flights have been severely affected. “This is total chaos here. I have never seen anything like it and it makes me feel very unsafe,” said Eli Rocha, 52, of Oklahoma City, who was trying board a flight to Dallas on Saturday at Sao Paulo’s international airport. The flight was crowded with weary Americans arriving on other delayed or diverted flights. The confusion followed a nationally televised speech by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who tried to calm the nation Friday night by announcing new safety measures and saying authorities will build a new airport in Sao Paulo, where an Airbus A320 operated by TAM Airlines crashed, killing 191 people. Silva’s speech Friday night was his first public pronouncement about the crash except for a brief statement. “Our aviation system, in spite of the investments we have made in expansion and modernization of almost all Brazilian airports, is passing through difficulties,” Silva said. “The security of our aviation system is compatible with all the international standards. We cannot lose sight of this.” SAO PAULO, Brazil – A radar failure over the Amazon forced Brazil to turn back or ground a string of international flights Saturday, deepening a national aviation crisis just hours after the president unveiled safety measures prompted by the country’s deadliest air disaster. Further shaking Brazilians’ confidence, authorities said they had mistaken a piece of the fuselage from Tuesday’s accident for the flight recorder and sent it to a laboratory for analysis. The radar outage from 11:15 p.m. Friday to 2:30 a.m. Saturday, caused by an electrical problem, forced numerous planes heading to Brazil from the U.S. to return to their points of origin and make unscheduled landings at airports from Puerto Rico to Chile. Eight of the 17 planes flying in the coverage area of the radar system were rerouted, and some airlines canceled flights bound for Brazil.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Jose Mourinho will be handed a £75million war chest this summer in the wake of their early Champions League exit. (The Sun)And Mourinho has made Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane his No1 target. Real Madrid will want a huge fee of £30million-plus to sell the Frenchman, however. (Daily Mirror)PSG are ready to offer Manchester United their choice of four star players as part of an exchange deal for Angel di Maria. United can take their pick of Blaise Matuidi, Gregory van der Wiel, Adrien Rabiot and Marquinhos. (Daily Express)Hector Bellerin will sign a new four year contract with Arsenal – which will open the door for Carl Jenkinson to join West Ham permanently. (Daily Mirror)Former Tottenham striker Sergei Rebrov, now in charge of Dynamo Kiev, hopes that he can keep hold of Arsenal target Aleksandar Dragovic. The Austrian international centre-back has caught the attention of Arsene Wenger and the Gunners are lining up a move. (London Evening Standard)Southampton have offered Morgan Schneiderlin and Nathaniel Clyne double-their-money deals in a bid to keep them at St Mary’s. Arsenal are long-time fans of Schneiderlin, while both Manchester United and Liverpool want England defender Clyne. (Daily Express)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Reports – Manchester United and Real Madrid track Portuguese starletBlow for Arsenal! Borussia Dortmund star going nowhere, claims agentNo fears about Adrian’s future, insists West Ham co-ownerBayern Munich join Chelsea and Liverpool in race for Bundesliga starMan City and Liverpool target set for PSG switchLiverpool target insists he’s happy in Serie AArsenal and Chelsea joined by Atletico Madrid in chase for Belgian wonderkid
Salvatore Sirigu 1 Liverpool will miss out on the chance to sign Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu with Torino taking him on loan this week.Adam Bogdan’s errors against Watford and Exeter recently cast doubts over whether he can deputise for Simon Mignolet.And Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp could have turned to Italian keeper, Sirigu, who has lost his place in the starting XI at the Ligue 1 side this season.The 29-year-old wants to play regular first-team football in the build-up to Euro 2016 and Torino can offer him that.What the Italian club cannot offer is to pay all of his wages so the Qatari-backed French side has agreed to pay the lion’s share of his pay packet to allow him to leave.Klopp has recalled young ‘keeper Danny Ward from his loan spell at Aberdeen and it looks like he will now compete with Bogdan to be Mignolet’s main support.
1 Despite Newcastle’s bid, however, Berahino’s favoured move to Tottenham could still be on the cards.The Baggies sealed the arrival of highly-rated Spurs starlet Alex Pritchard on loan for the rest of the season on deadline day, and fans hope a deal for Berahino to move the other way could follow. Danny Murphy has warned wantaway West Brom starlet Saido Berahino against making a move to Newcastle, amid rumours of a £21million bid from the Magpies.The 22-year-old has been consistently linked with a move away from the Hawthorns, with Tottenham and Stoke among a number of clubs linked.After seeing a prospective move to White Hart Lane thwarted after a drawn out summer saga, Berahino vowed never to play for Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace again and now it seems his exit door has finally appeared.A January move had looked increasingly unlikely with West Brom not to receiving a formal bid for the young forward, but it now seems big-spending Newcastle could land him after making the first concrete offer for the star.But, former midfielder Murphy believes it would be the wrong move if ex-England Under-21 international Berahino sees a future for himself in the England senior team.“If you’re his agent or his Dad, there is no way you could advise him to go to Newcastle at the moment,” the former England and Liverpool star told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“That would be ludicrous because he could be a Championship player in six months’ time, and he certainly wouldn’t be in contention for the England squad then.”Berahino took to Twitter to vent his frustration about his collapsed Spurs move in the summer, but swiftly deleted his comment
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesBut in response to outrage from the environmental community, a panel of water board members overruled the decision in June and refused Boeing a temporary break. That prompted Boeing to sue, charging the state abused its discretion and left the company open to heavy fines and penalties for violating its permit during the upcoming rainy season. “If heavy rains came under the current very stringent numeric limits, we’d be in violation,” said Dan Beck, spokesman for Boeing. Field lab watchdogs criticized Boeing’s lawsuit. “If instead of fighting environmental rulings, Boeing spent a fraction of the money complying and controlling its pollution, we’d all be far better off,” said Dan Hirsh, with the Committee to Bridge the Gap. SIMI VALLEY – The Boeing Co. filed suit Monday against the state, claiming it wrongly denied the company a temporary break from tough water pollution rules at its Santa Susana Field Lab. Boeing, which owns the field lab, has battled Los Angeles and state water officials over rules designed to limit polluted water flowing from the hilltop lab into local creeks. The company has argued it needs more time – perhaps several years – to comply with the regulations. Earlier this year, the state Water Resources Control Board agreed to temporarily freeze the pollution limits until a hearing next year to determine whether the lab’s water permit is too strict. State Water Resources Control Board spokesman William Rukeyser said he expects a court to uphold the board’s decision. At issue is Boeing’s permit regulating storm and industrial water running off the hilltop lab into neighboring creeks that eventually drain into the Los Angeles River and Arroyo Simi. Used for rocket engine testing and nuclear research since the 1940s, the lab has extensive contamination in the soil and groundwater, prompting concern that heavy metal and chemicals could move off site in surface water. In 2004, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted a tough new regulation that set strict limits on pollutants flowing downhill. Between July 2004 and November 2005, the lab received 71 violations for higher-than-allowed levels of mercury, dioxins and other contaminants. email@example.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The opening fixture of the Ulster Premier League saw Raphoe go to Newtownabbey to face Mossley hockey club. Mossley 3 Raphoe 2Mossley finished 7 places better off than Raphoe last season so it was an opportunity to test this season’s team league credentials. In the first quarter of the match Mossley dominated possession. The Belfast side came close on a few occasion with Raphoe demonstrating some last ditch defending but struggled to maintain possession on the fast water-based surface.The pressure resulted with Mossley going in front at the end of the quarter when the forward turned sharply in the D and flicked into the corner. From a rare period of possession, Adrian Crumley came close for Raphoe, but was denied by a diving save from Mossley’s keeper.Raphoe enjoyed more possession in the 2nd quarter. With the Donegal side finally able to retain possession pressure grew against the home defence. In the final minute of the quarter, John Watt won a penalty corner for Raphoe. Simon Goudie, who was making his first appearance of the season, stepped up to score with a drag flick. The game became more expansive after the half time interval with Mossley scoring at the start of 3rd quarter. Raphoe failed to defend a cross into the ‘D’ which saw a Mossley forward to be able to wander unmarked to the back post to deflect home.On 49 minutes, Raphoe went down to 10 men when George Patterson received a green card, which is a two minute personal penalty. Shortly after returning to the full complement of players Raphoe saw Lee Stewart receive a yellow card for an “alleged” slide tackle. Deemed to be dangerous by the umpires who ignored the Raphoe pleads.Raphoe did manage to find a second equaliser at the end of the third quarter through a penalty corner. Jonny Long passing to Tommy Orr to score at the back post. In the final quarter Mossley found the eventual winner. On 54 minutes a crashed ball into the ‘D’, capitalised on more loose marking seeing Mossley tap in at the back post.Raphoe stepped up pressure to find an equaliser, the Donegal men completely dominated the remainder of the quarter. Mossley, briefly, went to 9 men for a green card and yellow. The space saw Raphoe increase the intensity of pressure. Tommy Orr missed a great chance for Raphoe, when his reverse stick shot flew over the bar. On 61 minutes, Raphoe thought they should have awarded a penalty stroke in the final few minutes but umpire gave a penalty corner. From the resulting set piece Ian McGonigle forced a save from the keeper with a low shot.The game finished with Raphoe frustrated looking to salvage a point but encouraged by the performance.Narrow defeat for Raphoe in Premier League opener was last modified: October 13th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)