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Thunder’s Westbrook signs record $205M deal

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Westbrook, the number four overall pick in the 2008 draft, beat out runner-up Harden to win MVP honors.Westbrook has career averages of 22.7 points, 7.9 assists and 6.2 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOOKLAHOMA CITY—Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook hit the jackpot for the second time in less than 18 months by signing a five-year, $205 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.The deal begins with the 2018-19 season, and puts the 28-year-old Westbrook under contract with the Thunder through the 2022-23 NBA season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees View comments Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia PLAY LIST 01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:50Trending Articles02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event02:14Carpio 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 The six-time all-star won his second scoring crown and scored 40 or more points on 18 occasions.Despite his individual success, the Thunder finished sixth in the Western Conference standings and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by James Harden’s Houston Rockets four games to one.The Thunder tried to address that in the offseason by acquiring forwards Carmelo Anthony and Paul George in trades.READ: Knicks put cap on Carmelo Anthony era in NYIn July 2016, the Thunder were rocked by the surprise departure of the all-star Kevin Durant. Soon after, Westbrook agreed to a contract extension through 2018-19 season, with the final season being a player option.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Westbrook posted a picture of himself on his Instagram page, wearing an orange “OKC” jersey with his arms raised and wrote: “WHY NOT??”WHY NOT??The 28-year-old Westbrook is coming off a historic season in which he averaged 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists and set an NBA record with 42 triple-doubles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogREAD: Westbrook wins MVP award after historic seasonHe broke the mark of Oscar Robertson (1962) and joined the Hall of Famer as the only players to average a triple-double over an entire season. Give Pinoy boxing viewers a break It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Money well spent: Mayweather’s retirement tour makes stop in El Nido

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Screengrab of Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram story.Floyd Mayweather Jr. is living off a retirement fit for a boxing king that he once was and perhaps, still is.The former top pound-for-pound fighter in the world has been on a “country hop” that began in the pristine deserts of Dubai late last month.ADVERTISEMENT Standhardinger ready for any role with SMB: ‘Not worried about personal glory’ LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident His lavish trip, well-documented on his Instagram account, has now taken him to the serene islands of El Nido, Palawan where he went island hopping on a clear Tuesday afternoon.READ: Mayweather arrives in Manila to continue ‘country hop’ FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe five-division world champion arrived in Manila early Tuesday morning on board his private jet dubbed “Air Mayweather.”Before heading to the Philippines, Mayweather also enjoyed himself in the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore where he took a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the city. Then he flew to Bali, Indonesia before marveling at sacred Buddhist temples in Thailand. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew READ: Mayweather planes in, will party in the islandsMayweather, who boasted of a flawless 50-0 record, has no plans of making a ring return after already coming out of retirement to dominate MMA star Conor McGregor in a crossover fight last year.And why would he? His life outside the ring couldn’t be any better.The 41-year-old Mayweather had already earned hundreds of millions of dollars throughout his celebrated boxing career including “The Fight of the Century” with Manny Pacquiao in 2015 where it generated around $300 to $400 million in gross revenue.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 View commentslast_img read more

Fivestar Mixed Martial Arts hosting charity boxing match this fall

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Charity boxing is coming to the Energetic City this coming autumn.In a Facebook post, Fivestar MMA and Crossfit gym owner Justin Donally announced the boxing show, which will take place at the Pomeroy Hotel & Casino on Friday, October 7th. The event will showcase boxers and kickboxers of all ages competing, including UFC athletes Sheldon Westcott and Mitch Clarke as referees for several bouts. The evening’s main event will see MMA fighters Brad Stewart and Jared McComb squaring off in a boxing match for the first time.Donally is hosting the event to allow kids that haven’t been able, or have had to pull out of organised sports due to the recent economic downturn in the Peace Region. He says that all funds that evening will go towards helping those kids from the Fort St. John area to be able participate in some of the sports that are offered at the gym.- Advertisement -Anyone wishing to help out with the event can get in touch with Justin Donally at the Fivestar Gym by email at: info.fivestarmma@gmail.com.last_img read more

Arsenal to face Atletico in Europa semis

first_imgArsene Wenger’s Arsenal will play the first leg at the Emirates Stadium against Atletico, led by French striker Antoine Griezmann, who are favourites to win the competition for the third time.Wenger, whose side play Man United away in the Premier League between the two semi-final legs, had identified Atletico, Champions League finalists in 2014 and 2016, as the most dangerous side in the draw.“Everybody speaks about Atletico Madrid that they look the strongest team on paper,” he said, but he also described Marseille as a difficult place to go.The first legs will take place on April 26 with the second on May 3.“They are a similar kind of club to us,” Atletico Madrid director Clemente Villaverde said at the draw in Nyon.“Arsenal are a great team, they’re up there every year fighting for trophies and getting deep into their European competitions,” he said.Arsenal reached the last four of the Europa League after surviving a scare against CSKA Moscow in Thursday’s quarter-final second leg in the Russian capital.Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey both scored late in the game for Arsenal to calm nerves after CSKA had raced into a 2-0 lead on the night. The London side won 6-3 on aggregate.Atletico lost 1-0 to Sporting in Lisbon on Thursday but advanced 2-1 on aggregate.British bookmakers William Hills make Madrid hot favourites to win the competition, but explained why Arsenal fans still have reason for optimism.“It could be argued that Arsenal need this more than Atletico as a route into the Champions League next season,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.“Their Europa League form has been in stark contrast to their Premier League form during the second half of this season and they have every chance of progressing,” Crilly said.Marseille overcame a first-leg deficit to beat German side Leipzig 5-3 over two legs in their quarter-final, while 1994 finalists Salzburg produced the shock result of the night by defeating Italian side Lazio 4-1 at home to win 6-5 on aggregate.Salzburg have already beaten Marseille once in the competition this season, a 1-0 victory in Austria. The teams also drew 0-0 at the Velodrome.“But this time it’s the semi-final so it’ll be different,” Marseille director Andoni Zubizarreta told beIN Sports.The former Spain goalkeeper refused to accept it was an easy draw however.“The four clubs have worked a lot to reach the semi-finals and yesterday Salzburg was very strong against Lazio,” Zubizarreta insisted in reference to the four goals Salzburg hit past the Romans on Thursday.The games will be played on April 26 and May 3.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal fought off a feisty performance by CSKA Moscow in the quarter-final second leg in the Russian capital © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVNYON, Switzerland, Apr 13 – Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Europa League in a mouth-watering clash of two big clubs that have taken a backseat in their domestic leagues in recent years.French club Marseille will play FC Salzburg, a club backed by soft drinks giant Red Bull, in the other semi-final.last_img read more

Newcastle close in on £14m-rated Dutch star

first_img1 PSV Eindhoven playmaker Georginio Wijnaldum Newcastle are closing in on signing PSV Eindhoven playmaker Georginio Wijnaldum.Toon boss Steve McClaren has yet to make a signing since taking over at St. James’ Park in June but a deal for the Dutchman is said to be on the horizon.According to De Telegraaf, PSV are demanding a fee of around £14m and Newcastle are the only club to come close to matching their valuation of the player despite reported interest from Zenit St Petersburg.The Magpies held positive talks with Wijnaldum’s representatives last week and it is thought McClaren is “desperate” to lure him to the Premier League.The 24-year-old scored 16 goals for the Dutch champions last season. He has also been capped 19 times by Holland.last_img read more

West Ham star James Collins pens new deal

first_img West Ham star James Collins 1 James Collins has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension with West Ham.The 32-year-old centre-back would have been out of contract at the end of the season but he has now committed himself to the Hammers until the summer of 2018.“To be signing for another two years, I can’t explain how happy I am to be part of a club that is moving forward and getting bigger and bigger, so to be part of that is unbelievable,” he said on the club’s official website.Collins has made 160 appearances for the club across two spells, having rejoined the club in 2012 after a three-year period with Premier League rivals Aston Villa.He has, though, only made seven league appearances this season with Winston Reid, James Tomkins and new recruit Angelo Ogbonna all seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order.The Wales international, who has been sent off against Watford and Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League this season, has started West Ham’s last two games, helping them keep clean sheets against Stoke and Swansea.And boss Slaven Bilic on Wednesday revealed he was eager to extend Collins’ stay at the club, describing him as a “brilliant professional”.Collins said: “I’m obviously delighted to sign, as it was worrying me a bit that I’d have to leave again.“I try to be professional, as I’ve been in teams where players make a negative effect when they’re not playing, so I am just proud to be part of such an amazing club.“I’m happy coming in every morning, whether I’m playing or not playing, and I train hard and try to keep myself fit.“To be part of such a big club for such a long time, I’m a very lucky boy.“To sign for another two years is something that, to be honest, looked doubtful at the start of the season, so I got my head down and trained hard and tried to show what I could do.”last_img read more

‘There is a God and Danny Welbeck is an angel!’ Arsenal fans hail their match-winner

first_img1 Arsenal hero Danny Welbeck Arsenal’s Premier League title bid is back on track after Danny Welbeck gave them a 2-1 win over Leicester City at the Emirates.The ex-Manchester United man, making his first appearance of the campaign, glanced home a header in the fifth minute of added time to hand the Gunners an important three points.And it’s fair to say Gooners everywhere went wild as they expressed their love for the England forward.You can see the best of the reaction on Twitter below…last_img read more

Hippos Sweat Their Own Sunscreen

first_imgYou know that reddish fluid on hippo skin that turns brown?  It’s not just funny colored sweat.  Japanese scientists reported in Nature1 that it acts as a sunscreen and an antibiotic.  See also the BBC News report on this finding.1Saikawa et al., “Pigment chemistry: The red sweat of the hippopotamus,” Nature 429, 363 (27 May 2004); doi:10.1038/429363a.It must have been a sight watching the Japanese timidly wipe the face and back of a hippo to get their samples.  Wonder how many generations of hippos had to die of skin cancer to get this lucky set of mutations established in the population.(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Cold waves breaking record all over the world

first_imgFrom north India to north America, this year’s mercury is going to break records. Due to cold storm Grayon, the temperature in most parts of the US has dropped to minus 35 degrees Celsius. Included in this is the effect of cold air which is called ‘wind chill’ factor, which is even more cold and bone chilling.Read it at News Nation Related Itemslast_img