Carmelo Anthony becomes 1st US player selected to 4 Olympics

first_imgCarmelo Anthony will become the first United States basketball player to participate in four Olympics and will try to become the first to win three gold medals this summer in Rio de Janeiro. On Monday, Anthony was officially announced as part of the United States men’s basketball team. Anthony is the oldest player on the team at 32 and is one of two players on the team with Olympic experience. Kevin Durant is the other.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim will again be part of the coaching staff.Several athletes decided to skip this summer’s olympics, including Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge.Although Curry and James reportedly denied that the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil played a role in their declining to play in the Olympics, the virus has pushed some athletes in other sports to drop out. The virus is typically passed through a mosquito bite and can also be sexually transmitted. It particularly can affect pregnant women, who can pass the virus to their fetuses.The team will play several games in the United States to prepare for the Olympics, which will run from Aug. 5 until Aug. 21.Check out the full Olympic roster below:Carmelo Anthony, F Harrison Barnes, F Jimmy Butler, F DeMarcus Cousins, C DeMar DeRozan, G Kevin Durant, G Paul George, G Draymond Green, F Kyrie Irving, G DeAndre Jordan, C Kyle Lowry, G Klay Thompson, G Comments Published on June 27, 2016 at 8:57 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonaticenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Players react to semi final loss as Acheson confirms Dubai move

first_imgThe Moyle Rovers clubman confirmed after yesterdays All Ireland semi-final defeat to Mayo that he’s leaving the country.The Connaught side were 2-13 to 0-14 point winners in Croke Park and will meet either Kerry or Dublin in the final.After the game Peter Acheson confirmed he’s moving to Dubai. He’s postponed his plans in recent seasons due to commitments with the Tipperary team but says he won’t be convinced to stay a third time.Tipp’s cause wasn’t helped yesterday by the black and red cards given to Robbie Kiely and Bill Maher respectively by referee David Coldrick.Tipp manager Liam Kearns says the 10 minute period before half-time was the key passage of the match.Despite the loss Ballyporeen’s Conor Sweeney says Tipp performed very well for long spells of the game.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Heat could be interested in dealing for Russell Westbrook

first_img Raptors thank Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, send ‘nothing but good wishes’ Related News Zion Williamson injury update: Pelicans star rookie (knee) will miss rest of Summer League Is Miami in the market for another star?The Heat might be interested in dealing for Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, according to a report from the Miami Herald.center_img Been made clear to us this afternoon that Heat officials absolutely like Westbrook. We’ll see where it leads, if anywhere— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) July 6, 2019Miami has already made significant changes to its roster this offseason, as it acquired Jimmy Butler from the 76ers and sent Hassan Whiteside to the Trail Blazers. But there’s a real possibility the Heat aren’t done yet, as Westbrook could be made available soon.A Saturday report from ESPN stated Westbrook and his agent are discussing possible moves with Oklahoma City’s front office and a deal could be done before the start of next season.  The Thunder have already moved Paul George to the Clippers for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Galinari and four first-round draft picks and were rumored to be willing to move Westbrook and George to Toronto in a deal centering around Pascal Siakam. However that arrangement fell through because of the Clippers’ offer of draft picks.Rather than trying to retool around one star, it appears the Thunder could be gearing up for a rebuild and this could help Miami make a big jump in 2019-20. Pairing a dynamic athlete like Westbrook with Butler would give the Heat one of the best backcourts in the Eastern Conference, but they might have to part with 2019 first-round pick Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo and other pieces to make that happen.last_img read more

“42” to play at Wellington Regent Theatre this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “42” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Rated: PG. Length: 2 hour 8 minutes.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 77%. Audience review: 88% approval.Movie Synopsis: Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42” tells the story of two men-the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey-whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey’s hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking-ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow. (c) WBOther movies this week:Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Coming soon:Scary Movie 5.last_img read more