Durant expected to fly with Warriors to Toronto Tuesday

first_imgOAKLAND — The Warriors might not know when Kevin Durant will play in the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. They have more clarity, though, on his travel itinerary.Durant is expected to fly with the Warriors during their afternoon flight to Toronto scheduled for around 2 p.m. PT, Bay Area News Group confirmed. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.The Warriors had already ruled Durant out for Game 1 on Thursday, which will mark his sixth consecutive playoff game he misses since strainin …last_img read more

Pride for Asian-American skaters as they take to Olympic ice

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Mane scores hat trick as Liverpool routs Porto, 5-0 They’ve got Olympic-size dreams, and when they watch figure skating at the Pyeongchang Games, they’ve got plenty of role models — a history-making U.S. figure skating team where half of the 14 members are Asian-American.“It’s very inspiring and it makes you think, I want to be like them,” Keita said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhile there have been Asian-American figure skaters representing the United States at past Olympics — the most high-profile being gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi in 1992 and silver and bronze medalist Michelle Kwan in 1998 and 2002 — there never has been anything like this.For the women, there’s 24-year-old Mirai Nagasu and 18-year-old Karen Chen; on the men’s side, 18-year-old Nathan Chen and 17-year-old Vincent Zhou; among the ice dancers, sibling pair Alex Shibutani, 26, and Maia Shibutani, 23, and Madison Chock, 25. MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “If he can do it, maybe I can do it.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Olympian Scott Hamilton said Yamaguchi’s and Kwan’s not only skating on a world stage but winning was likely an impetus for a younger generation of Asian-Americans, and their parents, even to consider it.“A lot of it is seeing a sport and seeing others be successful and saying, I want to do that, and that’s what you need,” he said. “Winning really creates interest.”There’s already been some success — skating in the team event, Nagasu became the first American woman to complete a triple axel in the Olympics. That led to some controversy when Bari Weiss, an op-ed writer for The New York Times, tweeted about the feat with the words, “Immigrants: They get the job done.” Nagasu was born in California, and the since-deleted tweet was criticized by some who said it touched on Asian-American concerns about continually being assumed to be foreigners.Even that has echoes in previous Olympics, as in 1998, when a headline after American Tara Lipinski won the gold medal read, “American beats out Kwan.” Kwan was born and raised in California.In this year’s games, much of the hoopla around possibly winning has focused on Nathan Chen in particular.The Salt Lake City, Utah, native, who predicted as a 10-year-old novice champion that he would be at the 2018 Olympics, has been showcased as an athlete to watch at these games because of his athleticism and multiple quadruple jumps. He is considered a front-runner in the individual men’s event, even though he got off to a rough start by finishing fourth in the men’s short program for the team skating event after an uncharacteristic fall during a triple axel.That Asian-Americans are being represented on the men’s side as well as the women’s is important, said Phil Yu, who writes about pop culture and other subjects on his Angry Asian Man blog.Chen’s overall presence and success “is a powerful statement for Asian-American men who have generally had this stereotype hang over them of being not athletic, not expressive,” he said.“To have someone like Nathan Chen excel, not only excel but blow all these other people out of the water, it’s a powerful thing,” Yu said.It certainly is for Yuki Horiko. Seeing someone Asian-American like him go after Olympic gold “gives me more confidence” for his own hopes, the 13-year-old said. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Nextcenter_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Keita Horiko, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, practices during his second workout of the day Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Ice House in Hackensack, N.J. With Asian-Americans making up half of the U.S. figure skating team at the Pyeongchang Olympics, talented youngsters like Horiko can hope to realize dreams of one day being on the ice at the international as they have plenty of role models to emulate. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)HACKENSACK, N.J. — Keita Horiko glided across the rink at the Ice House, picking up speed as he attempted a jump — and sprawled in a fall as he came back down.Unfazed, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion got up and started skating again. His older brother, 13-year-old Yuki, also was on the ice, practicing his own moves as they wound down their second practice of the day before heading home to Manhattan and doing it all again the next day.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH It’s a heady moment, especially because Asian-Americans as a minority group have long faced stereotypes of being more about books and brains than anything else.“I think it’s supercool and exciting,” said Mai Hoang Parmentier, 35, of Yakima, Washington, who got into watching skating when she saw Yamaguchi compete.“For me growing up you had the stereotype of oh, Asians are good at math or academia or art or music,” she said. “I just like the idea that my daughter can see that she doesn’t have to be pigeonholed, that she can actually be good at sports.”Ryan Morris, 28, of Berkeley, California, agreed. The skating fan planned on making sure his young nieces and nephew watched it with him.“They’re going to see in the most important sport in the Winter Olympics … people who look like them,” he said. “It’s a good feeling.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Pacquiao spar mate predicts 7th round KO for Manny

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “He helps my training because his style is similar to the style of my opponent,” Pacquiao said.The eight-division champion, however, opted not to give any predictions as to how the fight will end.“I don’t give any predictions when it comes to my fights. I just see to it that I stay disciplined in training and do whatever I can during the fight.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Adrian Young, Manny Pacquiao’s latest sparring mate, marveled at the Filipino ring superstar’s lethal combination of speed and power after their three-round session on Tuesday.The 24-year-old Mexican also believes Jeff Horn won’t last in the ring with Pacquiao past the seventh round.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pacquiao sparring partner predicts 7th round KO for Manny4.1K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “Manny is very [fast],” said a wide-eyed Young, who expressed his excitement sharing the same ring with Pacquiao and being in the country for the first time. “He was very [fast] and he confused me with his speed.”“Pacquiao KO in round seven,” said Young, who owns a record of 23-3-2 with 18 knockouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingYoung said Freddie Roach instructed him to use the ring and create distance during the sparring.Pacquiao said the three rounds with Young helped him in familiarizing himself with the kind of style Horn has. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel gets back-to-back wins ahead of final elims game Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

13 days agoChelsea winger Hudson-Odoi backed for senior England return by Foden

first_imgChelsea winger Hudson-Odoi backed for senior England return by Fodenby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is being backed for a senior England return.Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden believes Hudson-Odoi will be knocking on Gareth Southgate’s door ahead of the senior internationals next month.”Callum’s a special talent and I’ve known him for a long time now,” Foden said. “We played together in the youth teams and I’m positive he’ll be back up to the first team in the next camp. I’m hoping so.”He actually looks even sharper. That’s just Callum for you. He’s always got a smile on his face and just loves the game. He hasn’t dropped standards in any way. He’ll obviously feel like his sharpness isn’t quite there but you can see the signs.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

College Spun’s Staff Picks For All 41 Bowl Games

first_imgCollege Spun's staff picks for all 41 bowl games.Believe it or not, college football’s bowl season is just two days away. This Saturday at 2 PM ET, Arizona and New Mexico will kick things off in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. In fact, there are five contests in total on the day. And as you’re probably aware, there are 41 postseason contests this year – the most in college football history.We’ve gone through and made our picks – including the national championship game. Who will be crowned the College Spun bowl game king? We’ll find out in the coming month.Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 1.58.22 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-17 at 1.58.33 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-17 at 1.58.43 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-17 at 1.58.51 PMlast_img read more

Flooding In Seward Prompts Emergency Declaration School Delays

first_imgResidents of Seward and the surrounding area are being asked to avoid flooded areas and use caution around heavy equipment and machinery. Impacted areas from heavy rain, winds, and flooding are: The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced a two hour delay start, on October 17, for Moose Pass School, Seward Elementary, Seward High School, and Seward Middle School. Nelson: “A huge amount of rain fell in a 18-24 hour period which caused the rivers and streams to simply spike. Right now we have a huge amount of water, gravel, and debris that has nowhere to go except on the roads.” The National Weather Service in Anchorage issued a Flood Advisory for the Seward area until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has declared a state of emergency for the Kenai Peninsula Borough due to flooding events affecting the Kenai Peninsula Borough. In a release from the borough, this declaration follows the City of Seward’s declaration of emergency also released yesterday.center_img Photo courtesy of Brenda Ahlberg with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Lowell Creek Bridge & Waterfall – Closed to pedestrian traffic; limit vehicle traffic as crews from the Public Works Department work with local contractors to clear debris and remove gravel using heavy equipment and machinery.Dieckgraeff Road – Gravel portion of road closed to vehicle traffic; water over the road; borough crews are working with local contractors using heavy equipment and machinery.Mile 3.5 Seward Highway & Bikepath – Highway is open; use caution and limit speed; water over road.Mile 5 Seward Highway at Bear Creek Fire Station – Highway is open; use extreme caution and limit speed; deep water over road.Seward Airport – North runway is closed; deep standing water over most of the runway. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Seward issued an emergency declaration on Tuesday following heavy rain that caused significant flooding. As of Tuesday, Seward has seen nearly four and a half inches of rain in just over 36 hours, following heavy rain that saturated the area last week, according to Dan Nelson with the KPB Office of Emergency Management.last_img read more