Lakers free agency rumors: L.A. planning workouts for Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah

first_imgThe Lakers are looking to add some depth to fill the void left by DeMarcus Cousins, who tore his ACL.According to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources, the team is planning to hold individual workouts to evaluate centers Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah and Mo Speights this week in Los Angeles. After a strong start to his career, Howard has fizzled in recent seasons due to injuries as well as rumored feuds with his teammates. He previously played for the Lakers in 2012-13 and said last month he was open to returning to Los Angeles.“It just wasn’t the right fit for me at the time,” Howard told the Los Angeles Times. “But the Lakers have been doing something right for a long time because they have the most fans in the world and the most championships over the past 40 years. You’re not going to win a championship every year, but they’re back and will compete for a championship next season.”Howard, 33, was limited to just nine games with the Wizards last season, but the eight-time All-Star averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds with the Hornets in 2017-18. Former Cavaliers coach David Blatt diagnosed with multiple sclerosis Stephen Curry sponsoring new golf program at Howard University Howard was dealt from the Wizards to the Grizzlies in early July. Memphis is expected to waive Howard, which would make him a free agent, and the team has reportedly already given the Lakers permission to speak with him. Marcin Gortat is also being considered, though he is playing overseas.The report noted the Lakers want to evaluate the “physical condition and mindset” of this group of players before making a decision. Related News Rookies expect Cam Reddish, not Zion Williamson, to have best NBA career of 2019 classlast_img read more

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HAVE ONE ‘ELF’ OF A NIGHT OUT AT POP-UP CINEMA

first_imgTransition Year students at Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, are puttingthe sparkle into Christmas with a Pop Up Cinema festive night at themovies.A special big-screen showing of seasonal family favourite Elf isshowing at the Regional Cultural Centre on Thursday evening.The event is the first of the Pop Up Cinema highlights, a TransitionYear mini-company. Doors open 6.30 and tickets are priced at €6 for adults, €4 forchildren with a family ticket (two adults and two children) for €15.Admission includes hot chocolate and marsmallows.A special guest (all the way from the North Pole) is also expected to give a festive introduction to the evening.For advance booking call the Regional Cultural Centre 07491 29186 oremail [email protected] HAVE ONE ‘ELF’ OF A NIGHT OUT AT POP-UP CINEMA was last modified: December 10th, 2012 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:HAVE ONE ‘ELF’ OF A NIGHT OUT AT POP-UP CINEMAlast_img read more

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Boomsday! Seahawks Stun Packers

first_imgPlagued by turnovers and outplayed much of Sunday by Green Bay, the Seahawks staged an improbable comeback and beat the Packers 28-22 in overtime. Russell Wilson, who struggled until the final minutes, hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into the extra period on the only possession.The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the winner of the AFC title game between Indianapolis and New England. How they got there was stunning.Seattle (14-4) trailed 19-7 with about four minutes remaining and had been ineffective on offense all game. Wilson finally put a drive together with passes to Doug Baldwin and Marshawn Lynch — initially ruled a touchdown but called back because he stepped out. Wilson finished with a 1-yard scoring run to cut the lead to 19-14 with 2:09 left.Seattle recovered a bobbled onside kick at the 50, and Lynch sped and powered his way to a 24-yard TD run. Wilson’s desperate 2-point conversion pass was hauled in by Luke Willson to make it 22-19.Then Aaron Rodgers led the Packers (13-5) to Mason Crosby’s fifth field goal, from 48 yards with 14 seconds to go to force overtime.Then Wilson and Kearse struck, with Kearse — the target on all four interceptions Wilson threw — beating Tramon Williams on the winning pass. Kearse caught the winning TD in last year’s conference title win over San Francisco, too.“Just making the plays at the end and keep believing,” said Wilson, who was overwhelmed and sobbing after the game. “There was no doubt … we had no doubt as a team.”Kearse, who has caught touchdown passes in four straight postseason games, and several other Seahawks leaped into the stands behind the end zone, saluting the stadium-record crowd of 68,538. Wilson ran through cameramen to jump on Kearse’s back, and defensive end Michael Bennett borrowed a bicycle from a police officer and rode around the edge of the field saluting the “12s.”Until the final minutes, there seemed to be no doubt the Packers were headed to the big game Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona. Despite All-Pro quarterback Rodgers’ injured calf that had him limping much of the game, Green Bay and its overlooked defense was carrying the day.But special teams trickery lifted the Seahawks back into the game after falling behind 16-0. Their first touchdown came on a fake field goal when holder Jon Ryan threw 19 yards to tackle eligible Garry Gilliam in the third quarter. After Wilson made it 19-14, Chris Matthews recovered the onside kick that Packers tight end Brandon Bostick couldn’t gather.Lynch, who rushed for 257 yards on 25 carries as the one consistent offensive force Seattle had, wouldn’t be denied with 1:25 remaining.The 16-point comeback was the largest ever in a conference title game. The Colts defeated the Patriots after trailing 21-6 in 2006.And after the Packers tied it, Seattle wouldn’t be denied in overtime, winning the coin toss and going 87 yards in six plays.“It takes everybody and everybody had to contribute to get that done,” coach Pete Carroll said. “It was so much heart, so much belief today. Somehow, somehow we pulled it out.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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