Rockets ‘parting ways’ with 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony

first_img“In the summer we tried to hit a home run and it didn’t work out,” D’Antoni said. “He tried everything he could. He was great while he was here. It just didn’t work out for whatever reason. I just thank him for his professionalism. It was good. He tried everything he could to make it work and it just didn’t work out.”The third overall pick in the 2003 draft has averaged 24 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3 assists in a career that also included stints with the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks.Anthony sat out Houston’s last three games with what the team called an illness. His last appearance for Houston came in a blowout loss to Oklahoma City on Nov. 8 when he had two points and five rebounds.D’Antoni expects the rest of the Rockets to handle this professionally, but knows that the move will be tough on them.“I’m sure they hate it,” D’Antoni said. “There’s some good friends in there and there will be friendships. But above all this is a business.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Narrow escape FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 file photo, Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris guards Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York. Carmelo Anthony is done in Houston. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey released a statement Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 saying the team is “parting ways” with Anthony and “working toward a resolution.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)HOUSTON — Carmelo Anthony is done in Houston.Rockets general manager Daryl Morey released a statement Thursday saying the team is “parting ways” with Anthony and “working toward a resolution.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Read Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum In the end the Rockets decided it would be better to move on than to force Anthony to do that.“We just had to see how things worked out,” D’Antoni said. “And the way we play probably wasn’t conducive to his game and he was trying to make the necessary sacrifices and it wasn’t fair to him as a Hall of Fame player to play in a way that wasn’t good for him, wasn’t good for us. It just wasn’t a fit.”The 34-year-old Anthony is a 10-time All-Star who has had a tough time over the last two seasons. He averaged a career-low 16.2 points in 78 starts in a tumultuous season for the Thunder last season before coming to Houston — and accepting a reserve role for the first time in his 16-year career.Eight of Anthony’s 10 appearances for the Rockets came off the bench after he had started all 1,054 games he’d played in his first 15 NBA seasons.D’Antoni said he feels for Anthony that things ended this way and made it clear that it wasn’t a matter of Anthony not having the right attitude in Houston.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Anthony played just 10 games for Houston after signing a one-year, $2.4 million deal during the offseason.Morey added that: “Carmelo had a tremendous approach during his time with the Rockets and accepted every role head coach Mike D’Antoni gave him. The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialized, therefore we thought it was best to move on as any other outcome would have been unfair to him.”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 ChrissAnthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks in July before the Hawks released him to clear the way for him to sign with the Rockets.Houston thought he could be the piece it needed to finally get past Golden State and win its first championship since back-to-back titles in 1994-95. Instead the Rockets limped out to a 6-7 start and the emergence of undrafted rookie Gary Clark made it appear that Anthony would have to take a reduced role. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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May 23 Community Events Pictures

first_imgFort St. John businesses and citizens taking part in the Relay for Life fundraising event.                                                                                                                               Picture: Amber Davy Dr. Kearney students cleaning a car as part of a Car Wash & BBQ Fundraiser for a student needing a new part for his wheelchair.                                                                                   Picture: Amber Davy– Advertisement -Staff and students, including Kelly Clark, grabbing a burger at Rudy’s Car and Truck wash where they are raising money to buy a new part for Kelly Clarks’ whellchair.                           Picture: Amber DavyLine-up of cars ready to compete in the Drag Races taking place by the airport.   Picture: Amber DavyTwo cars getting ready to race down at the Fort St. John Drag Races.                  Picture: Amber DavyRelay for Life raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society down at the Dr. Kearney Jr. High School.                                                                                                                               Picture: Amber DavyAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Wiltshire two-day Domino tournament starts tomorrow

first_imgTurning Point Sports Club and Dynasty Sports Bar will be buzzing with activity when Senior Organising Secretary of the Georgetown Domino Association, Mark ‘Jumbie’ Wiltshire, stages a two-day competition — commencing tomorrow and concluding Monday — at the two above mentioned venues respectively.Tournament Organiser Mark “Jumbie” Wiltshire (left) receiving the sponsorship from All Seasons Racing Service staffer Shunile HaniffThe event, being sponsored by All Seasons Racing Service on Robb Street, will see over $200,000 in cash prizes and trophies up for grabs.The winning team will take home $130,000; runner-up $60,000, and third place $20,000. According to Wiltshire, all prizes are guaranteed.The tournament will be run on a points system, with the winning team in each round allotted five points, while second and third placed finishers will receive three points and one point respectively.Teams are expected from Bartica, Essequibo Coast, Linden, Berbice and Demerara; and double-six time is 14:30hrs.According to Wiltshire entrance fee is $12,000 per team, and interested teams can contact him on tele#665-5855 for more information.Food and drinks will be on sale throughout the day, while all Guyana National Domino Federation rules will be in effect.Each team is asked to walk with a pack of dominoes.last_img read more

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Newcastle boss Pardew brushes off sack fears

first_img Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew 1 Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is confident he can avoid the sack at St James’ Park as he attempts to head off a fresh crisis.The 53-year-old survived in his job last season despite a touchline bust-up with Hull midfielder David Meyler and a dreadful end to the campaign during which he was booed by his own club’s fans.But the knives are out for the Londoner once again after a transfer window which saw plenty of incoming activity, but also saw Mathieu Debuchy leave and fans’ favourite Hatem Ben Arfa sent out on loan along with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa following the breakdown of his relationship with the manager.In addition, the Magpies’ failure to sign another striker further angered Pardew’s critics and no doubt contributed to a poll of more than 5,000 supporters carried out by the city’s evening newspaper, the Evening Chronicle, which gave him an 85 per cent disapproval rating.However, Pardew said: “I’m afraid it’s part and parcel of the Premier League.“We have not won a game yet, so the teams that haven’t won a game, the pressure is on those particular managers – more so on me because of the back end of last year, when we weren’t good enough.“But I think we’re good enough this year and I think our results will reflect that.”last_img read more

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DONEGAL TEEN BEGGING, BORROWING AND STEALING – FOR CANCER CHARITY!

first_imgA DONEGAL student is hoping to get from Dublin all the way to Berlin – without spending a cent…..and raising as much money as possible to help battle cancer!Shannon Welby is a 19 year old student from the Old Golf Course Road in Donegal Town. Up until 2014 she was a student in the Abbey Vocational School and now studies in DCU.Explained Shannon: “I have been selected to take part in ‘Beg Borrow Steal’. This involves racing other teams to Berlin within about 48 hours with no money or items of monetary value in hand. “We will be given riddles to solve to get to certain checkpoints, meaning you cannot pre-organize.“This takes place on November 18th and is in aid of The Irish Cancer Society and Movember Ireland. The event last year trended on Twitter, not just in Ireland but in the UK and further afield. It is sponsored this year by companies such as Jameson & Deloitte.“This challenge will without a doubt have myself and my team mate sleep deprived in the middle of Europe, depending on the kindness of others. But it’s all worth it because of the fantastic contribution to charity. It will be tough, but in the hardest moments we will know that this little challenge is so worth it to make even just a tiny difference for those fighting one of the biggest battles of all.”Shannon is looking for donations as fundraising in advance for the Irish Cancer Society is a huge part of this. So come on Donegal – get behind Shannon – if you can donate anything email her on shannon.welby2@mail.dcu.ieShannon Welby – needs your help!DONEGAL TEEN BEGGING, BORROWING AND STEALING – FOR CANCER CHARITY! was last modified: October 21st, 2015 by John2Share 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:Berlin BreakoutDonegal TownfundraiserShannon Welbylast_img read more

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Daniel can be a global superstar, says his new manager

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell can be a global superstar who could have a huge following in countries like Japan and Germany.That’s the view of his new manager Kieran Kavanagh.Mr Kavanagh told Daniel’s fanzine magazine, ‘Daniel’, that the Kincasslagh singer can be even bigger than he is if he gets the right breaks on television. He said “Daniel just smiles when I tell him of some of my plans and I hope he is enthused by my enthusiasm.“He cans till break new markets in Germany, Holland, and Denmark, where they love their country music, but Daniel has never played in these countries.“I feel that if we can get him on TV over there, he will sell out concerts across Europe and in other Asian countries too.”Daniel can be a global superstar, says his new manager was last modified: June 14th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:ChinaDanielKieran KavanaghManagerlast_img read more

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‘If Liverpool actually sign this attacker I’ll dedicate my account to Fergie’

first_img1 Liverpool are the latest club to reportedly join the chase for Kylian Mbappe, and it’s been a source of great entertainment on social media.On Sunday night, the Daily Mail reported that Jurgen Klopp, the Reds manager, has made contact with the representatives of the Monaco sensation.The 18-year-old has been linked with almost all of Europe’s elite ahead of the summer transfer window, and the reaction to the latest rumour on his future shows just how far behind the big guns of football the Merseyside outfit are.So have a laugh at Liverpool’s expense by checking out how some responded to the Mbappe speculation below… Kylian Mbappe last_img read more

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The best videos of England fans celebrating the win against Colombia

first_imgEngland v Sweden is live on talkSPORT at 15:00 (UK time) on Saturday 7 July, 2018Fans’ nerves may have been shredded, but it was worth it as England are into the World Cup quarter-final for the first time since 2006.Gareth Southgate’s men saw off a physical Colombia side on penalties to book their place and, understandably, supporters celebrated in typical style.Below, talkSPORT.com gathered some videos and pictures of fans dancing with delight in the pub. Pub just went off pic.twitter.com/SPf8A1jntX— Matt Johnson (@Mattjohnsons) July 3, 2018 3 This is how you celebrate an #ENG penalty shootout win!Keep an eye on @JasonCundy05! 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/aMTrTb30ZI— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 3, 2018The players must now try and get their bodies ready for another potentially bruising encounter when they face Sweden in the last eight. If they manage to beat them and book a place in the semi-finals for the first time since 1990, then Russia or Croatia stand in their way.Harry Kane, meanwhile, scored his sixth goal of the tournament to become the first England player since Gary Lineker to score as many and the striker is now leading the race for the Golden Boot, with Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku chasing him on four goals. England fans were loving it #ENG the pub at the end of my road pic.twitter.com/92TlGAdYn5— Ray🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@velvetmina) July 3, 2018 Fuckin hell its comin home innit 😂😂👍 pic.twitter.com/JdSF9BiHcr— Reverend&TheMakers (@Reverend_Makers) July 3, 2018 England fans partied long into the night England reaction to penalties part 2 it’s coming home 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/6XIvXaL7Em— j (@j_aylesbury) July 3, 2018center_img 3 I called it. Great atmosphere in the pub tonight. It’s coming home!!! #WorldCup #ENG #ItsComingHome pic.twitter.com/kGYMFxi3bm— James David Higgins (@jim_hig17) July 3, 2018 The pub is literally on fire… pic.twitter.com/qytypM3U0q— Brandon Salt (@iambrandonsalt) July 3, 2018 Great scenes from the pub last night. P.S It’s Coming Home ⚽️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #ENG #WorldCup @England pic.twitter.com/YdJoUDphd5— Matt Bass (@Sir_Matt_Bass) July 4, 2018 David Beckham has been in that situation as a player It’s coming home on #Brentwood high street #ENGvCOL #itscominghome pic.twitter.com/yuDJUAGADX— Stephen Cheetham (@StevieCheets) July 3, 2018 3last_img read more

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FINN VALLEY AC OPEN TRACK AND FIELD FLOODLIT MEETING

first_imgFINN VALLEY A.COpen Track and Field Meeting (floodlit)Finn Valley A.C. will host an Open Track and Field Meeting on Wednesday evening 30th January 2013. Registration @ 6.00pm – competition starts @ 7.00pm to finish 9.00pmEvents and age groups:Under 11 Girls and Boys – 60m, 600m, LJ and Shot Putt Under 13 Girls and Boys – 60m, 600m, LJ and Shot PuttUnder 15 Girls and Boys – 60m, 800m, LJ, HJ and Shot PuttOver 15 /Senior/Masters Girls and Boys – 60m, 400m, 800m, LJ, HJ and Shot Putt1500m Walk for all ages, Q judges in attendanceThe following start rules will apply – athletes aged U11, 13 and 15 one false start will be allowed before disqualification. For age groups U16 to U19, seniors etc. no false starts will be allowed e.g. immediate disqualification will result (in preparation for Championship rules).Note: • Age groups/weights – as for Athletics Ireland Competition 2013• Entry fees – €3 per athlete (confined to TWO events)• Spikes – max length 5mm• With upcoming provincial Indoor Track and Field Championships this is an ideal preparation competition. • Clubs/individuals should indicate their intention re competition, numbers participating via Patsy McGonagle 087222612 or email finnvalley1@gmail.com.Ideal preparation for approaching seasonFINN VALLEY AC OPEN TRACK AND FIELD FLOODLIT MEETING was last modified: January 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FINN VALLEY AC OPEN TRACK AND FIELD FLOODLIT MEETINGlast_img read more

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