Bulls beat Jazz for 4th straight victory

first_imgChicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn, left, celebrates with Denzel Valentine after the Chicago Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz 103-100 in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — Nikola Mirotic is smiling again. The shots are falling. All the weightlifting work he did in the summer is paying off. The Chicago Bulls are winning.That infamous practice fight is beginning to fade into the background.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Robin Lopez added 16 points for Chicago (7-20), and Dunn finished with 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Portis scored each of his nine points in the fourth after he got off to a slow start.Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 32 points on 15-for-26 shooting, but the Jazz (13-15) dropped their fourth straight game. Rodney Hood scored 15 points after missing the previous seven games with left ankle soreness.“We’ve got to play better on the defensive end,” coach Quin Snyder said. “We’ve been here before, as far as the ball not going in. We have to be more stingy. We didn’t have that tonight.”Dunn was 6 for 18 from the field, but he made a couple of big plays down the stretch. He connected with 1:39 to go to make it 98-94 Bulls. After Mitchell responded with a driving layup, Dunn made a stepback jumper over Alec Burks to restore the Bulls’ four-point advantage.“I believe in my game,” Dunn said. “The coaching staff believes in me, my teammates do. There’s going to be times where there’s going to be bad games, I understand that, but I am going to keep fighting.”ADVERTISEMENT Jazz: Visit Boston on Friday night. The Jazz dropped both of their games against the Celtics last season.Bulls: Visit Milwaukee on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 awardcenter_img Dunn, David Nwaba and Justin Holiday each missed a foul shot in the final seconds, giving Utah one more chance. But Mitchell missed a running 3-point try as time expired.“I rushed it,” Mitchell said. “I should have shot it with two hands, first of all. I should have shot it like a regular pull-up.”Ricky Rubio added 14 points for Utah, which has dropped the first two on a six-game road trip. Burks finished with 13 points.“We can’t do it in spurts,” Hood said. “If we can’t sustain it over 48 minutes, we’re not going to win.”Utah trailed by as many 12 in the second quarter, but closed the half with a 17-6 run and kept up its solid play at the start of the third. Jonas Jerebko’s reverse layup with 7:06 left gave the Jazz a 63-58 lead, leading to a timeout by the Bulls.TIP-INSJazz: It was Mitchell’s third game of his rookie season with at least 31 points. … G/F Joe Johnson has been sidelined since Oct. 30 because of right wrist tendon instability, but he could return soon. “He can’t have contact in practice, but he’s been doing non-contact stuff in practice,” Snyder said. “It’s a question of sooner rather than later.” … G Raul Neto was held out due to a concussion. Neto left in the first quarter of Saturday night’s 117-100 loss at Milwaukee.Bulls: Holiday finished with 12 points. … Portis was 0 for 5 from the field in 16 minutes heading into the final period. He scored a career-high 23 points in Monday night’s 108-85 victory over Boston. … Each of Chicago’s starters scored in double figures for the fourth time this season.MISSINGChicago played without rookie forward Lauri Markkanen, who missed his second straight game due to back spasms. Markkanen, who is averaging 14.7 points and 8.1 rebounds, was originally listed in the starting lineup, but was replaced by Mirotic shortly before the game.UP NEXT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Mirotic scored 29 points, Kris Dunn hit a clutch jumper with 22 seconds left and the Bulls beat the Utah Jazz 103-100 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.“I think right now, Niko has brought a confidence to this team,” coach Fred Hoiberg said.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 folkMirotic made 11 of 18 shots from the field and grabbed nine rebounds in his best performance since he returned last week after missing the start of the season with facial fractures. The 6-foot-10 forward got hurt in a fight with teammate Bobby Portis, throwing the future of both players in question, but the Bulls are perfect since Mirotic returned to the court.“We are enjoying playing the basketball together,” Mirotic said. “You can see good chemistry. The guys on the bench, they are all yelling, they’ve been happy. So I think after (what) we all get through, this team deserves it.” Irving’s 33 lifts Celtics past Nuggets LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Model-turned-fighter Rome Trinidad finds inspiration in Catriona Gray’s Miss U win

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Two years later, Gray earned the right to represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe after ruling the the Binibining Pilipinas.“She didn’t give up on her dream. Failures didn’t stop her to reach for her ultimate goal. It is empowering to have a fellow Filipina like Catriona Gray,” said Trinidad.“We belong to a totally different kind of fields, but seeing her succeed boosts my morale and inspires me to pursue my dreams just like her.”Trinidad, who was into modelling before becoming a professional fighter, hopes the extra motivation will help her have a better campaign next year.Trinidad last saw action in May when she lost to Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol by submission in the first round in ONE: Grit & Glory.ADVERTISEMENT View comments ‘Lady Messi’ keeps impressing in Paris Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:16Catriona Gray keen on promoting Mindanao tourism02:59Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s homecoming parade: Fit for a queen02:14Carpio 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “It proved to be a year of success for the Philippines. I am drawing inspiration from that success as I open a new chapter in 2019. Like them, I am not giving up. I will be back stronger than ever,” she vowed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gray on Monday became the fourth Filipina to win the prestigious title, but her road to the top did not come without failures.And that’s what Trinidad admired most from Gray, who kept going despite the adversities.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Catriona is truly an inspiration for us women. She is a living proof that anything is possible through hard work,” Trinidad said.The 24-year-old Gray, who is also a martial artist and an advocate of free education and HIV/AIDS awareness, topped 93 other candidates from across the globe, only made it to the Top Five of Miss World in 2016. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Mixed martial artist Rome Trinidad found an added source of inspiration in fellow Filipina and newly-crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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PBA: Phoenix survives TNT in OT for early lead at 2-0

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title TNT moves on to face sister team NLEX on the same playdate in a battle of winless squads.“We’re supposed to practice on Sunday but I’m calling it off. They deserve to rest,” Alas closed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two more members of Louie Alas-mentored squad tossed in double-digit contributions—Alex Mallari had 15 while Calvin Abueva 14—to add to TNT’s woes and spoil Roger Pogoy’s career performance.“Two OTs in two games,” said Louie Alas as he heaved a sigh of relief. “But more than the win, [I’m happy] with the experience to play a close game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Last conference, we lose in such games. This affords very, very good experience to us,” he added.Pogoy paced TNT with 30 markers and 12 boards as veteran Jayson Castro chimed in 18 points to keep Phoenix within striking range. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Explosive KOs highlight prelims of ONE Jakarta card Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Michael Miranda had a chance to win it for KaTropa in regulation, but his wide-open triple from the right side was just a tad too strong.The Fuel Masters to be on a roll against teams that denied them a playoff runs in 2018. They handed Meralco, their tormentors in the Governors Cup quarterfinals last year, a heart-breaking loss in the opening week before frustrating the KaTropa, who knocked them out of playoff contention in the all-Filipino contest.The FuelMasters now sit atop of the conference with a 2-0 card, but Alas prefers not to get too high on the pair of victories.“We’re very happy with this win, but if we go 3-0, I think we’ll be happier since our upcoming assignment is coming off a great win,” he said.Phoenix will try to notch a third win at the expense of Columbian, which opened its conference with a stunning win over San Miguel Beer on Friday, this coming Wednesday at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Matthew Wright leads Fuel Masters’ fight anew. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Phoenix Pulse shored up its drive for a lofty standing in the Philippine Cup after turning back TNT in overtime, 93-84, in the cardiac nightcap of Saturday’s PBA Philippine Cup action at Ynares Center here.Matthew Wright led the way for the FuelMasters with 23 points to go with the double-double of last season’s Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins who registered 11 points and 15 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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Contradictory derogation from assigned constitutional mandate

first_imgDear Editor,Since President Granger’s flagrant appointment of Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the organisation’s credentials has swiftly degenerated to a spectrum of laugh and gaff at every opportunity of examination at home and abroad. In effect, under the watch of Patterson, there is an absolute contradictory derogation from the assigned constitutional mandate, which he and the Government’s Commissioners are trampling in full public view.The nature of national self-conflict that Commission has become is one of biased factual convenience. One that is solely intent on serving the political control and directions of the PNC/R cabal. We are reliably informed that from the miserable failures to hold meetings, sometimes because of the Chairman’s preference to become ill, to the unparliamentary and callous approach of addressing matters at meetings have become the characteristic nature. Often times, there has been no agenda, evidence of deliberate poor communication with Opposition Commissioners; together with the Chairman and his PNC colleagues prevailing bias dictatorial altitude.GECOM is not an ‘arm’ of the People’s National Congress and the meetings of the Commission are certainly not caucuses of the PNC/R as treated by Patterson. Neither is the Guyana Constitution a compendium of jokes written by joker Vincent Alexander, whose current gloating approach will come full circle. The Constitution is our bible and supreme establishment of citizens’ rights and limitations to Government’s excessiveness. With the passing of the No-Confidence Motion, it is clear that our Constitution kicks in automatically.Further, GECOM’s Public Relations Officer, Yolanda Ward, publicly said that the organisation is ready for elections while the Chief Executive Officer, Keith Lowenfield, said publicly that the voters’ list is ready. In conflict with its constitutional mandate, the now structurally flawed and biased Commission has taken every possible step to reverse this position, invoking options intended on contaminating an accepted and legitimate prudently verifiable status. The likes of Nigel Hughes and the vindictive Vincent Alexander, who is trying desperately to find a playing space in the PNC/R, is trying all sorts of sand dancing in an effort to kick sand in the eyes of citizens.GECOM’s website is clear: it states, “subsequent to the 2001 General and Regional Elections, political parties had agitated for legislative changes which would ensure that a new system of voter registration guarantees Guyanese in General, but more specifically their own supporters, their constitutional right to be registered and vote at future General, Regional and Local Government Elections.This led to the introduction of Continuous Registration with two primary objectives as follow:1. Introducing a system which would ensure that all eligible persons are afforded unlimited opportunities to become registered on the National Register of Registrants Database. And,2. Ensuring that GECOM is in a perpetual state of preparedness which would enable it to respond to calls for elections in a timely manner thus guaranteeing eligible persons their constitutional right to become registered in accordance with the relevant legal provisions and to cast their ballots at future General, Regional and Local Government Elections.”GECOM is a creature (agency) of the Constitution with autonomy and responsibility to comply with the constitutional intent. In this case, that meant readying itself for General and Regional Elections, which were due on March 21, 2019, after the successful passage of the NCM that resulted in the fall of the APNU/AFC coalition Government.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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Pochettino slams ‘disrespectful’ Guardiola over Kane jibe

first_imgThe 24-year-old also scored England’s winning goals in their recent World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania.Speaking during the international break, City boss Guardiola said: “We saw again the Harry Kane team scores every day two or three goals”.Pochettino didn’t take kindly to Guardiola’s taunt and the Tottenham manager hit back by pointing out that goals from Lionel Messi were the driving force behind the Spaniard’s trophy-laden spell at Barcelona.“That didn’t affect me but the reality is it was very disrespectful for many people,” Pochettino said on Friday.“It’s difficult to understand because he was part of the big success at Barcelona with Messi at his best, and I never said it was ‘the Messi team’. I always said it was Barcelona or Pep Guardiola.“I think everyone deserves to be recognised as part of the success of the team. But I think many people took those words as very disrespectful for the club, and for many players that are here I think it’s a strange situation.”Tottenham, who host Bournemouth on Saturday, trail City by five points in the Premier League.City consolidated pole position with an impressive win at champions Chelsea before the international period and Pochettino suggested that result might have sparked Guardiola’s Kane comment.“When it’s exciting after an amazing victory against Chelsea, sometimes he can struggle to keep his position and be a gentleman,” Pochettino said.“I think it’s a sad comment because the players laugh about that. If you’re a manager you must show more, no? To be above this type of comment.“That is my opinion, like I respect his opinion but I think the players, more motivated or less motivated? I think it’s the same.“It’s sad and it’s not right in football. Today we want to show respect, fair play and everything.”Asked if he had spoken to Guardiola personally, Pochettino added: “No, of course not. He hasn’t called me yet.“Maybe after the press conference he calls me. I’m sure I will reply.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino (L) congratulates his striker Harry Kane for his hat-trick as he is substituted during the UEFA Champions League match against Apoel FC at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia on September 26, 2017 © AFP/File / JACK GUEZLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 13 – Mauricio Pochettino accused Pep Guardiola of being disrespectful after the Manchester City manager claimed Harry Kane’s prolific form is the only reason for Tottenham Hotspur’s success.Kane has scored 11 goals in his last six appearances for Spurs to keep Pochettino’s side in touch with Premier League leaders City.last_img read more

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Why Nakumatt almost boycotted Chemelil tie

first_imgCapital Sport has learnt that the players felt the management had been getting money behind their backs and the same was not trickling down to them.“It is true they did not want to go into the game because they heard that there is money being given to teams for live TV coverage something that is not true. We had tried to explain to them but they could not believe us. They only agreed to go into the pitch when Ghost (Mulee) came and explained to them,” Nakumatt FC Secretary General Albert Wesonga said.However, head coach Anthony Mwangi speaking after the match had different thoughts and said the team’s struggles were not down to the technical bench or the players but the blame squarely lie on the officials’ hands.“The players had refused to come for the match because there are things happening behind the scenes which are not good and the players are not happy about it. It is not our doing on the pitch but the team’s management which knows what’s happening,” Mwangi said after the match.Mwangi also said the team has not trained since their 1-0 win over Nzoia Sugar on February 17 and have only been meeting during game days.Nakumatt FC head coach Anthony Mwangi watches proceedings during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Chemelil Sugar on Sunday march 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It is not easy because football is about preparation. If you don’t prepare you can’t win. However, I am even impressed with the results we have picked. We won away to Nzoia, then we drew against Sony and Nzoia Sugar,” the tactician further added.Nakumatt have even struggled to pay player salaries and the team has issued an SOS to potential sponsors to bail them out or they will find it difficult finishing up the season.“We are looking for sponsors and the owner has given us the go ahead. He has been helping us with the away matches but not with the luxury that we were used to. It is better than nothing. We have had talks with various potential partners but so far nothing concrete. Hoping soon we can get something,” Wesonga further claimed.Most clubs in the league especially those without stable sponsorship are struggling to stay afloat especially since the exit of broadcast partners SuperSport with clubs having been assured of at least Sh550,000 every month then.Currently, clubs are not earning anything from the broadcast agreement between the Kenyan premier League management and Spanish company MediaPro which has been producing league matches.o, the exit of headline sponsors SportPesa means the clubs do not get a coin from the league managers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC players pose for a group photo before their Kenyan Premier League clash against Chemelil Sugar on Sunday March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 11- Albeit going on to lose 4-1, cash-strapped Nakumatt FC were almost dishing away a walk over to Chemelil Sugar FC on Sunday when the players refused to get into the pitch as they felt ‘short-changed’ by the club management.The team sponsored by struggling supermarket chain Nakumatt Holdings only ran out to warm up 25 minutes to kick off after a talking-to from former Harambee Stars head coach, now pundit, Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee.last_img read more

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‘Could be Man United’s Cantona moment’ – reaction to huge link

first_img1 Man United fans react to reports the club met with Pep Guardiola Pep Guardiola reportedly met with Manchester United officials in Paris last week to discuss becoming their new manager and the club’s fans are desperate to see it happen.The Red Devils currently sit fifth in the Premier League under current boss Louis van Gaal, and their recent run of eight winless games prompted widespread talk of an imminent departure for the Dutchman.Guardiola confirmed he is leaving German champions Bayern Munich this summer and wants to manage in England next – with Manchester City and Chelsea reportedly keen.However, reports in France suggest United may have stolen a march on their rivals in the race for Pep and, as you can see below, fans have welcomed the news.last_img

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Raphoe schoolgirls hoping to strike gold in Barcelona with ‘Clean Guard’ invention

first_imgThree Co Donegal schoolgirls are off to Barcelona later this month hoping their sports invention might just strike gold in more ways than one.Deele College pupils Ellie Barron, Saffron Porter and Stephanie Harper are already All-Ireland champs after their ‘Clean Guard’ product was named the best in the country in the Foroige Youth Entrepreneurship awards in May.The product is an ingenious way for sportspeople to keep mouth guards or gum shields clean, the holder containing a liquid sanitizer which kills 98 per cent of bacteria. Now the girls from the Raphoe school will represent Ireland in the European competition in Barcelona on November 22, 23 and 24.County Gaelic underage footballer Ellie Barron – joint captain as Donegal U16s won an Ulster A title last year – says the girls believe the European exposure to their product might help their product to go global.Deele College pupils Ellie Barron, Saffron Porter and Stephanie Harper with Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHughThey’ve already had the product endorsed by boxing champ Jason Quigley, Donegal Ladies and Marty Reilly.“We’re really looking forward to going to Barcelona now,” said Convoy teenager Ellie. “We were over the moon to represent Donegal in the Youth Entrepreneurship in Dublin in May and I have to say we were in total shock when we won the whole thing.“Now we’re looking forward to representing our country in Barcelona. It is an amazing opportunity for more people to see ‘Clean Guard’ – a great marketing opportunity and we are hoping to make connections there which would help sell the product in other countries.“So many sportspeople use mouth guards in so many different sports, from hockey to rugby to boxing and of course to gaelic football.”Saffron says the trip to Spain wouldn’t happen without the help of teacher Orla Gallagher and principal Joe Boyle.“We used our transition year well,” said Saffron. “Ms Gallagher gave us so much help throughout the year, as did the Business Department and the entire school community got behind us. It’s only sinking in now how well we have done. It would be wonderful to go a wee step further so we’ll see.”The girls travel with their teacher to Barcelona on November 21 for the three-day event which begins the next day.They say they are grateful to a number of local sponsors who’ve helped to pay for the trip including the Emerald Guitar Company, the County Seat, Creative Landscaping Workshop, Maguire’s Foodfare, Reillys Sportswear, Cherrymore Kitchens and the Convoy Community Playgroup.You can see the Clean Guard product here: https://www.facebook.com/CleanGuard1/ Raphoe schoolgirls hoping to strike gold in Barcelona with ‘Clean Guard’ invention was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)Tags:Clean Guarddeele collegeRaphoelast_img read more

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What newest Warrior Jonas Jerebko is enjoying about the Bay Area

first_imgOAKLAND – The ritual has become as customary as his post-practice workout. Nearly every day, Warriors forward Jonas Jerebko will spend part of his morning Facetiming his friends from his native Sweden.That seems to be the best time to catch up given the nine-hour time difference between Sweden and the Bay Area. It also seems to be the best time for Jerebko to brag about the more warmer temperatures compared to back home. So often, Jerebko will Facetime his friends so they can see the …last_img

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