San Miguel clobbers Phoenix

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jeff Chan paced the Fuel Masters with 18 and new coach Louie Alas got five others in twin digits.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Busy year ahead for PH football 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours At least in its first game, San Miguel Beer showed the entire PBA Philippine Cup field what makes it tick, and—in all likelihood—what it will use on the way to winning a fourth straight title.The Beermen’s starting unit scored all but nine of their points in an authoritative 104-96 decision of Phoenix Petroleum at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night as coach Leo Austria made it obvious that he will be going with his old guns that have brought the franchise much success.ADVERTISEMENT June Mar Fajardo, the reigning four-time MVP, scored 23 points, had 16 rebounds and four blocks, and Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter combined for another 22 points as the Beermen proved too much to handle for the smaller Fuel Masters.“The first win is really hard (to get), especially because everyone is preparing very hard for us,” Austria said, acknowledging that San Miguel will be playing with the proverbial bull’s eye in its back this conference, if not the entire 43rd season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNo team in the league’s history has ever won the Philippine Cup four straight years.“This win gives us a lot of confidence and I would like to believe the pre-season hype (on us),” Austria said. “But we have to work hard for that.”center_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

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Victolero: Magnolia ‘surrendered’ in endgame vs Phoenix

first_img“Our loss didn’t start there. We were outrebounded and lost the battle with the second chance points,” he said, zooming in on Phoenix’s 25 offensive rebounds that led to 24 second chance points.“It’s all on me,” he said, taking responsibility for the defeat. “We’ll just prepare for our next game and let’s move on. Those things happen. We just need to bounce back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMagnolia coach Chito Victolero rued the endgame blunders that led to the Hotshots’ 87-89 demise at the hands of the Phoenix Fuel Masters that spoiled their 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup debut.“It’s our fault. We controlled the game, but we gave Phoenix a chance to come back,” Victolero said, as the Hotshots lost a 16-point third quarter lead, 62-46.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We controlled the game up to the 46th minute and then, in the two minutes, we surrendered.”Matthew Wright drained the go-ahead triple with 3.2 ticks left to give the Fuel Masters the 88-87 lead before Victolero inadvertently called a timeout he did not have, leading to a technical foul being charged to the Hotshots.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 crown“During the huddle, I know there’s no more timeout but maybe, there was just a miscommunication between me and the committee table. Maybe it’s my mannerism so I think it’s my fault,” he said.More than the gaffes late in the game, Victolero said that the game should serve as a lesson for Magnolia to perform better in the coming games, starting against GlobalPort next Saturday. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Wright channels ‘inner Mamba’ with game-winner LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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LNP Pays Tribute to 800 Fallen Officers

first_imgMore than 2,000 officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) were last Friday joined by Justice Minister and Attorney General (AG) Frederick Cherue to memorialize about 800 of their fallen colleagues who died in defense of the nation.During the colorful ceremony held at the Tubman United Methodist Church in Paynesville City outside Monrovia, a wreath was laid on the grave of Alphonso King, the man hailed for his visionary role to design and construct the police headquarters, though he was not a police officer.In his message on the theme” A life of remembrance,” Rev. Henry McDonald Deshield said it is time for officers to live a life of dignity and respect.Rev. Deshield told the gathering that, “What you are doing is not a waste, but do it with pride and dignity so that you may be remembered like your friends here today.”He told LNP officers to “leave behind a legacy like your fallen colleagues.”Justice Minister Cherue admonished other law enforcement agencies to emulate the good example of the LNP to remember their fallen officers.He lauded the LNP for “starting something that would be a regular ceremony.”“Thanks for starting something which we can do to bring pride to the families who lost (these fallen colleagues) because we have to recognize their footprints,” the Justice Minister said.He said the ministry recognizes the insults and assault officers receive from the public, adding “but it should not serve as a hindrance to performing their jobs professionally.”Cllr. Cherue admonished officers to keep in line with their duties as the job calls for professionalism.UNPOL Commissioner Simon Blatchly recommitted the organization to helping the Liberia National Police to minimize its numerous challenges.Inspector General (IG) Gregory Coleman said the intent of the service was not mainly about their fallen colleagues, but to demonstrate to their families that they played very important roles in the discharge of their duties.He said the fallen officers paid the ultimate sacrifice. He thanked former Director Chris Massaquoi who he noted started the initiative.”This is for the families who make the selfless sacrifice, because we (police) may not be there every day, but we stand with you and we say thank you for allowing your loved ones to make the sacrifice for the profession,” Col Coleman emphasized.He admonished his men to “live lives worth living.”“This is a difficult profession, we don’t see this as a career but our lives, so we come today to celebrate and honor those who served diligently and those who continue to serve the police meaningfully,” Coleman’ noted.Other present and past police officers who graced the memorial service included Ms. Rose Stryker, former Deputy Police Director, now assigned at the Executive Protection Service (EPS), Isatu Bah-Kenneth former Deputy Director who is now with the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Enerplex becomes Pomeroy Sport Centre

first_imgPhoto:  A young fan gets an autograph from Lanny MacDonald – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caUpdate – For more on the grand opening, click here.  For more photos from the grand opening, click here. – Advertisement – The Enerplex will now be know as the Pomeroy Sport Centre.That announcement was made following the official ribbon cutting Wednesday evening. The Pomeroy Group has joined 9 other companies to sponsor the facility. In total the City has raised over $2.8 million dollars, that will be paid over the next 15 years through sponsorship that will be used for athletic programs in the facility.Mayor Lantz expects sponsorship money will continue to grow now that the facility is fully open.[asset|aid=3231|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=193a9651ebc056fa9d7056a98642997b-Bruce Lantz 2_2_Pub.mp3] The Pomeroy Group has committed $1.5 million over 15 years for title sponsorship of the Pomeroy Sport Centre. President of the Pomeroy Group, Ryan Pomeroy says they didn’t hesitate to support the building.[asset|aid=3232|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=77fd22f2f649933d12d5355b4edaad6d-Ryan Pomeroy 1_1_Pub.mp3] During the opening ceremony, Pacific Sport also officially announced a new program that will expand into Fort St. John and the Pomeroy Sport Centre.  Pacific Sport will rent a section of the building in order to provide elite training for local athletes and coaches. The new program is expected to start early in 2011.Celebrations at the Pomeroy Sport Centre will continue on Thursday with several events that will all take place between 4pm and 8pmAdvertisement Free access to facilityFeaturing Hockey, Figure Skating, Speed Skating and RunningCome and try these sports out for free with our local organizations.Free snacks and cakeDenny and Jay Morrison race Councillors Trevor Bolin and Dan Davies @ 6:00pm!Opening Ceremonies of the Northern Vac Track at 4pmGrand Opening of Booster Juice inside the CentreFor more information about Thursday’s celebrations, call the City of Fort St. John at 250-787-8150Photo:  The new logo of the Pomeroy Sport Centre – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

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Plymouth 1-0 Portsmouth (agg 3-2): Injury time winner sends Pilgrims to Wembley

first_img Peter Hartley heads in Plymouth’s winner 1 Defender Peter Hartley snatched a dramatic late winner as Plymouth booked their place in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final with a 1-0 second-leg win over Portsmouth at Home Park.Hartley rose to head home Graham Carey’s corner in the second minute of time added on to seal a 3-2 aggregate victory.Portsmouth started brightly and winger Kyle Bennett cut in from the left wing and let fly with a right-foot shot that ran down the outside of the side-netting.Pompey forward Marc McNulty spun on the ball 30 yards out and tried his luck with an audacious effort that also flew high and wide.The first flashpoint of the game came when Argyle defensive midfielder Carl McHugh was booked for a foul on Gareth Evans, who limped off to be replaced by Adam McGurk after 31 minutes.For the second time in the half, Jake Jervis was put in on goal but his shot on the run was deflected for a corner.Home goalkeeper Luke McCormick had to be quick off his line to field a through ball bound for McGurk as he skipped through the middle of Argyle’s back four.Bennett continued to be a threat down the left but when he cut inside again after 37 minutes his shot flew well wide from the edge of the box.The final chance of the half fell to Jervis as home skipper Curtis Nelson nodded down Kelvin Mellor’s free-kick from the halfway line. The ball bounced invitingly across the face of goal but Jervis hit the ball on the rise and it flew over the crossbar.Striker Gary Roberts caused panic as he broke into the Argyle penalty area at the start of the second half and Hartley had to scramble the ball away.McGurk’s 25-yard shot on the run was gathered by McCormick as Portsmouth started the second half in the ascendancy, with Ben Davies sending a 20-yard free-kick skimming inches wide.Plymouth responded with Jervis firing just wide from the right as he latched on to Gregg Wylde’s far-post cross and targetman Jamille Matt smashed a thumping rising drive just over.Matt then powered a header just wide from Carey’s near-post corner in the 65th minute and and 10 minutes later substitute Ben Close cleared Carey’s header off the line.In the 88th minute a measured header from Jervis came back off the post from substitute Craig Tanner’s cross and another Matt header was scooped over the bar to earn the corner from which Hartley snatched the winner.last_img read more

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Look how much money Benfica have made out of United, City, Liverpool and Chelsea

first_img 15 15 15 Chelsea bought David Luiz for £21m in 2011 – Luiz’s first spell at Chelsea was full of success and he won the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League. He joined PSG for £50m in 2014, but returned in 2016 for £34m. 15 15 Chelsea signed Ramires for £17m in 2010 – He is probably best remembered for his goal against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final in 2012, a season in which the Blues became kings of Europe. He also won the Europa League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup before moving to China for £25m. 15 Liverpool signed Lazar Markovic for £20m in 2014 – Markovic hasn’t been able to nail down a starting spot at Liverpool and has been on loan at Fenerbahce, Sporting and Hull in that time. Valencia paid £12m for Andre Gomes in 2015 – Gomes only had one season at Valencia before Barcelona paid £29m for him. Previously Valencia also spent big on Gomes’ Benfica team-mates Rodrigo (€30m in 2015), Enzo Perez (€25m in 2015) 15 15 Victor Lindelof was sold to Man United for £30m in 2017 – Europe’s biggest clubs have made Benfica a very rich club in recent years. Here, talkSPORT.com looks at some of the players who have been sold for big money since 2010, beginning with Lindelof. Real Madrid bought Angel Di Maria for £21m in 2010 – Di Maria was an influential player in his four years in Madrid, winning the league, two Copa de Reys and the Champions League. He put in a man of the match display as Real beat Atletico before joining Man United for £59m. He is now playing for PSG. 15 15 Atletico Madrid £19.7m – After many reports in Portugal linking Man United with Gaitan, he eventually moved to Atletico Madrid in 2016 after six seasons in Portugal. Chelsea bought Nemanja Matic for £21m in 2014 – Chelsea actually let him join Benfica in 2011 when Luiz arrived in London, but they bought the midfielder back where he has become an integral part of the midfield. 15 15 Bayern bought Renato Sanches for £27.5m in 2016 – Sanches won Euro 2016 with Portugal and then made the move to Germany. Although he hasn’t set the league alight, the player is still only 19 years old. Atletico Madrid bought Jan Oblak for £12.6m in 2014 – Oblak has become one of the most sought after goalkeepers in Europe since joining Atletico. He is said to be on Man United’s shortlist to replace David De Gea if the Old Trafford no.1 moves to Real. Monaco bought Bernardo Silva for £12m in 2015 – He didn’t really get the chance to make his mark on the Benfica first team, as Monaco swooped when he was a relatively unknown player. Silva was signed initially on loan in 2014 before the move was made permanent. In France he dazzled, with Tottenham left-back Danny Rose explaining he couldn’t get near him when the two clubs met each other in the Champions League. He won the league with Monaco before joining Man City for £43m in 2017. 15 Zenit paid £32m for Axel Witsel in 2012 – He won the league and cup in Russia and could have moved to Juventus in 2016, but chose the Chinese Super League. Man City bought Javi Garcia for £16m in 2012 – Garcia scored on his City debut, but was never a regular first team player. He was sold to Zenit in 2014 for £13m. Real Madrid signed Fabio Coentrao in a £27m deal in 2011 – Coentrao is actually still at Real Madrid, but is likely to be moving on soon. He has had fitness issues since joining and spent the 2015/16 season at Monaco. Benfica have made a huge amount of money from Europe’s biggest clubs in recent years, with the most recent sale being that of Victor Lindelof and Ederson.The defender joined Man United, while the goalkeeper is at rivals Man City and there are even rumours of United going back to Benfica and buying Anderson Talisca who was on loan at Besiktas in the 2016/17 season.However, despite the Portuguese club constantly selling their best players it has never harmed them in terms of cup success. They have been league winners in five of the last seven seasons and reached the Europa League final in 2013 and 2014.Just have a look at the quality Benfica have sold and the money they have been paid since 2010.  15 15 Man City paid £35m for Ederson in 2017 – Clearly Pep Guardiola thinks the 23-year-old goalkeeper has a bright future ahead of him.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS SENIORS BEAT MOVILLE IN CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgLotto & 100+ ClubThere was no jackpot winning sequence in this weeks Lotto draw but Rudi Feenstrand, Fanad and Frances Wilson, Carricknamana won €25 each in Lucky Dip. Numbers drawn were 7,8,4,1,5,2,3,6. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €2,600. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 6th July – Charlie Doherty, 13th July – Bernard Devine, 20th July – Cathal Doherty and 27th July – Tony Gallagher. The winner of the 100+ Club draw this week was Brendan McConnell who wins €100. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto & 100+ Club.Seniors & ReservesBoth teams were in championship action at the weekend. The reserves made the long journey to Ardara on Saturday with a large squad of 28 players. They made a bright start to the game with a goal and a point from Mickey Sweeney but the lads never built on this and trailed by a point a the break 1-3 to 0-7. The home side pushed on in the second half to increase their lead and despite their best efforts the boys couldn’t get back on terms. The final score flattered Ardara a bit and the lads are definitely in with a shout in the home leg. Final score: Ardara 3-10 Red Hughs 2-5. The seniors played Moville at home on Sunday and came away with a good win. The first half saw the lads lead by five early on with the first goal coming from Calvin Bradley and they led by 3 at half time 1-6 to 1-3. Red Hughs continued to press in the second half with further points from Damien Browne and goals from Calvin Bradley and Colm Melaugh ensuring victory. A good display again from the lads with a tough away trip in the second leg to come. Final score: Red Hughs 3-8 Moville 1-6The second leg of these games are expected to be played next weekend but the fixtures are not confirmed at the time of writing. Keep an eye on club Facebook page, Donegal GAA website and local press for updates.Minor BoardU12 girls have blitz in St Eunans this Wednesday 3rd July. Bus leaving the pitch at 5.00pm. Well done to the girls who played Convoy in a friendly match on Saturday morning. Thanks to all for the refreshments afterwards.The U12 A & B teams are fixed to play Glenfin away next Monday 8th July at 7.00pm.The U14 girls play Glenfin away this Thursday 4th July. Bus leaving pitch at 5.45pm. Training on Tuesday evening from 6.00 to 7.00pm.The U16 boys are now due to begin their Division 1 league campaign at home to Glenfin on Friday 12th July at 7.30pm. Kelloggs Cúl Camp Registration EveningThe registration evening for the upcoming Kelloggs Cúl Camp is on this Friday 5th July in the clubhouse from 7.00-8.00pm. The camp is on at the pitch from 15th-19th July. The camp runs from Monday to Friday from 10.00am – 2.30pm. Price is €55 for 1st child, €45 for 2nd child and €40 for 3rd child. Contact number (086) 1635726.Club GearThe final deadline for ordering of Red Hughs club gear is this Thursday 4th July. Contact Andy Doherty (087) 6843311 for details. SympathySincere sympathy is extended to the Bradley family, Drumcannon on their recent sad bereavement.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS SENIORS BEAT MOVILLE IN CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 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:Red Hughs GAA noteslast_img read more

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DD LOCAL – LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES

first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource CentreLocal notes• Young parents Pathways programme is due to start end of March and is free: This programme is open to Young parents that would like to learn: Parenting Advice, Personal Development, Health Awareness, Paediatric First Aid and IT Qualification. Also enjoy Fun days out for parents & children, Visits to health spas. All expenses are covered by this programme at no cost to the individual. There is also childcare supplements and free travel available. For further information or to receive an application form Contact 04882 250 962 /0749141773. • KITCHEN GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS: Beginning 19th April 2013 from 10.30-12.30 in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Course content: How to Sow Seeds, When & What to Sow Now, How to Plan & Layout a Kitchen Garden, Growing Herbs & Salads in pots, Growing Tasty Fruit. Contact 074 91 41773 to book a place.• WRITER’S GROUP: Have you stories, poems or memoir pieces waiting to be written? Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre holds a creative writing session on Wednesdays from 2.30 – 4.30. Explore your creativity within a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The sessions are led by an experienced facilitator. The group is open to anyone with an interest in writing. The nominal fee of €2 is charged for each afternoon. For further information contact 074 91 41773 or just pop in on Wednesday.• Art Classes: Art classes runs on Monday mornings from 10.30-12.30 in Lifford Clonleigh resource centre. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773! Everyone Welcome• Clothes Appeal: Are you doing a spring clean? Blossoms charity shop is appealing for donations. We are looking for clothes, shoes, belts, bags, bric-a-brac, toys and books (in good condition). Items can be dropped into the Resource Centre when the shop is closed. “Many thanks” • “Blossoms” Charity Shop: We are currently looking for volunteers for our local charity shop “Blossoms”. This shop generates much needed income to help the running costs of the Lifford Clonleigh resource centre. Without the help of volunteers we would not be able to open the shop. The current opening hours of the shop are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm. Each Volunteer is only required to work 3 hours out of these shifts. If you have any free time to spare and would like to help out please contact reception on 074 91 41773.    DD LOCAL – LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES was last modified: April 10th, 2013 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:LIfford noteslast_img read more

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Half-time: Chelsea 1 Scunthorpe 0

first_imgDiego Costa put Chelsea ahead in the FA Cup third-round tie at Stamford Bridge.Costa got in front of Scunthorpe defender Scott Laird to nudge home Branislav Ivanovic’s right-wing cross after 13 minutes – the striker’s fourth goal in three matches.Chelsea continued to dominate and Iron keeper Luke Daniels did well to tip over shots from Cesc Fabregas and Pedro before seeing a curling effort from Oscar drift wide of his left-hand post.Blues boss Guus Hiddink named a strong line-up but rested keeper Thibaut Courtois and skipper John Terry.Asmir Begovic came in for Courtois and was called into action just after the half-hour mark, when he gathered Luke Williams’ long-range shot.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Costa.Subs: Courtois, Terry, Baba Rahman, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Traore.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Damion Lee is emerging as an essential part of the Warriors rotation

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — Warriors swingman Damion Lee paused mid-answer and looked up to the ceiling at Smoothie King Center. Glossy-eyed after gathering his thoughts, he thanked God after scoring 23 points in 28 minutes off the bench to help the Warriors win their first game of the season. It was an earnest moment for a player who is still auditioning for a full-time role and seeks to redefine his reputation.This past summer, the Warriors signed Lee to a two-way deal, his second such contract with the …last_img read more

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