Cavs Release Draft Night Statement

first_imgThe 2017 NBA Draft took place last night in Brooklyn, and while some huge moves were made around the league, the Cavaliers were left out of the action.Due to trades over the years, the Cavs were left without any picks last night. They also missed out on any blockbuster trades involving Jimmy Butler or Paul George.While talks involving George between the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers stalled, Butler was traded to Minnesota in perhaps the biggest move of the night.In return, the Bulls received Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s draft.After all of the action last night, Cavs assistant general manager Koby Altman released a statement:“We came into tonight’s NBA Draft with an opportunistic mindset should a situation develop for us to acquire any pick we felt would help improve our roster. While we had discussions specifically focused on acquiring picks tonight, we did not feel any of the draft-related options available to us created an opportunity to improve our team or tie into larger deals at this point. As we do year-round, our group will continue to creatively and aggressively evaluate and consider potential trades and free agent signings that would help us reach our singular goal of winning another NBA championship.” Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 Related Topics2017 NBA DraftCleveland Cavalierscenter_img Ashley Bastocklast_img read more

Nigerian Golf Tour: Ghanaian Pros Claim Half-year Honours

first_imgThe unassailable domination of the Nigerian tour by Ghanaian professionals was reinforced after the half-year Order of Merit ranking was tabulated.Emos Korblah and Vincent Torgah climbed to the top of the money list after finishing first and second at the Memorial tournament in Otukpo.The remaining top 10 positions saw Oche Odoh in third ahead of a pack of Nigerian players.Korblah has been on a roller coaster since the start of the year. His Memorial win at the Otukpo Golf and Country Club, was his fourth win on the tour, with six months remaining to play on the schedule.Despite his impressive log this year, the Accra-born player only depended on local knowledge, having glossed all his wins on a course he is the resident professional. His total half year earning in eight official tournaments was N5.6 million.His compatriot, Torgah got in the mix with victories at the Governor’s Cup in Asaba, in addition to the maiden FCT Open, Abuja, where he dusted an international field to cash the N2million fee, the biggest prize money in Nigeria this year. Instructively, the two Ghanaians claimed in between themselves, six of the eight tournaments and were rewarded with just over N10 million, representing 25 percent of the N40million tournament fees received by the tour during the corresponding period.While Odoh who could not match his pre Memorial hype, won the ULO Consultants, Lasisi responded by winning the CMCL Open also in Abuja.The rest of the top 10 positions were filled by Gift Willy, M. Abubakar, Martin Odoh, Lasisi, Gboyega Oyebanji, Emdet Imo and Mike Ubi.Though Abubakar is rookie who joined the tour this year, his mid year current standing is a big lift and a definite sign he can up the tenor and rub shoulders with established players.The 2012 half year ranking by the Professional Golf Association of Nigeria (PGAN) indicated that Nigerian pro golf has not had it better in a long time in term of revenue generation. At the corresponding stage in the last two years, there were concerns arising from a paucity of tournaments, which saw CMCL and Memorial as the only two tournaments used to determine the mid year ranking.The lack of real competition also created a situation where the country’s representatives to the World Cup of Golf qualifiers in Malaysia only earned the rights solely on their performance in two tournaments considered.Nigerian Half-year Top 101. Emos Korblah (Ghana)2. Vincent Torgah (Ghana) 3. Oche Odoh4. Gift Willy5. M. Abubakar6. Martin Odoh7. Lateef Lasisi 8. Gboyega Oyebanji9. Edet Imo10. Mike Ubilast_img read more

Shining bright like a diamond: Niecy Nash receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

first_imgPhoto by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Claws star Niecy Nash was cheered on by fans during the ceremony for her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees on Wednesday.“I am very, very grateful for this moment. I love my fans,” Nash said at her ceremony. “I love all of you who have shown up, but I am warning you now, this star right here is just the beginning, not the ending.”Nash, who received her star on Hollywood Boulevard in the television category, said she’d dreamed about the honor since she first visited the Walk of Fame from Compton when she was 9 years old.According to actress, actor Ed Asner happened to be there and Nash informed him then that she’d also be getting a star one day, just like him. “And he walked away, and I was yelling, ‘Remember my name,’” she said.Asner did remember. He, including producer Ryan Murphy, and Cedric the Entertainer showed up at the ceremony to celebrate with her.“She not only deserves a star on the Walk of Fame, she deserves a star on the walk of life,” Cedric the Entertainer said. “Niecy is, she really is, all things.”“She is literally a breath of fresh air in this world,” Murphy said.The Californian native has been nominated for two Primetime Emmys and won a Daytime Emmy as the producer and host of Clean House.In addition to Claws, Nash’s credits include Reno 911!, Getting On, The Soul Man, Dancing with the Stars and Scream Queens.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Excavator operator granted bail

first_imgA 29-year-old excavator operator of Lot 928 Herstelling Housing Scheme was on Tuesday granted bail after denying a charge of robbery under arms.Ryan Goodluck appeared before Magistrate Dylan Best at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It is alleged that on October 29, at Campbellville, armed with a gun and on motorcycle CH 528, Goodluck robbed Mondessa Cameron of a cellular phone, her purse and cash.The defendant was represented by Attorney-at-Law Darren Wade.The prosecution stated that on the day in question, around 20:00h, the defendant terrorised and robbed Cameron with a hand gun.The prosecution objected to bail, citing the nature and prevalence of the matter. However, Magistrate Best stated that he has considered the prosecution’s concerns, but would grant bail to the defendant.Goodluck was granted bail in the sum of $75,000.Magistrate Best ordered the defendant to return to court on December 19 for statements. In addition, he was ordered to report to Providence Police Station every Monday, pending the outcome of his trial.last_img read more