“Modric called me after the injury, it was a great honor”

first_imgBefore the mishap, Zaniolo had slipped into the wide list of youngsters controlled by Real Madrid. The white club was not his only suitor, because Juventus was more determined and got to negotiate with him. However, the player, Romanist at heart, he preferred to renew in August and continue to grow in ‘his’ team. He knows what exits he will have if, more done, he decides to take the step. The 2020 of Nicolo Zaniolo (20 years old) started with a very bad leg. Undisputed at Roma and making a name for himself in Europe since 2019, he broke the crusader against Juventus in the Champions League. Now that he begins to advance in his recovery, he has revealed Sky one of the details that most encouraged him: “Modric texted me right after the injury. He called me and it was a great honor to receive a message from a champion like him.” The future of ItalyZaniolo is starting to see the light. The stoppage due to the coronavirus has benefited him so much that it seems incredible. Concerned about the situation in his country, together with Spain, one of the most affected by the pandemic, the pause in soccer allows him to gain a lot of time. It will be difficult for him to play again this season, that hardly changes, but he will not miss the Euro Cup, postponed to 2021. The tournament was one of its main objectives, after which, as planned last summer, it would value its future. 22 In their selection they have indicated him as one of the great references for the next decade. In fact, He was first called up in September 2018, before having debuted in Serie A. His debut with the team of his country would come in March 2019, with five minutes in the 2-0 to Finland and 33 in the 6-0 to Liechtenstein.last_img read more

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BVR on Tour: Tan-Rodriguez, Abdilla-Lopez duos win crowns

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Rosales and Ebro, who are members of University of Santo Tomas’ deep beach volleyball pool, topped the Doromal sisters, 21-16, 21-15, to make it to the championship game.       Abdilla and Lopez scored a 21-18, 21-15 victory over Team Dreamwave’s Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto to arrange a title duel with Guzman and Arbasto.Playing under brutal noontime heat, Guzman and Arbasto bested Jade Becaldo and Fort Llores, 21-13, 21-18.  Becaldo and Llores, who played together for the first time, achieved a podium finish.       Play stopped in the second set of the men’s championship match, as Guzman felt discomfort when the Abdilla-Lopez pair was leading, 15-12. The game eventually resumed, as Guzman tried to put up a valiant fight but to no avail.       The second leg of the beach volleyball circuit will be held at Santa Fe, Bantayan Island in Cebu on March 23-24.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team Amazing Puerto Galera’s Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez leads the women’s division winners of the BVR on Tour Amazing Puerto Galera Dreamwave Open.The pairs of Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez and Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez captured the women’s and men’s titles in the BVR on Tour Amazing Puerto Galera Dreamwave Open Sunday.Representing Team Amazing Puerto Galera, first-time BVR partners Tan and Rodriguez capped their debut with a masterful 21-15, 21-14 win over Team XentroMall’s Derie Rosales and MJ Ebro.      ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history PBA D-League: Che’Lu routs Batangas-EAC Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Abdilla and Lopez, also of Team Amazing Puerto Galera, fashioned out a 21-17, 21-14 victory over Team XentroMall’s KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto, for a perfect campaign.Finishing with a 4-0 record, Tan and Rodriguez overpowered Team Dreamwave’s Roma Joy and Roma Mae Doromal, 21-12, 21-13, earlier in the day.  FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTan and Rodriguez sustained their form in the final where they had everything clicking en route to the resounding win.Tan actually ruled the famed Oriental Mindoro resorts town for the second straight time, having won the Puerto Galera championship with Charo Soriano last year.        LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Candidates discuss accessibility at All Candidates Forum

first_imgAccessibility became a prominent issue at last night’s All Candidates Forum as several mayor and councillor hopefuls lamented the current accessibility levels of public buildings and roadways. Councillor candidate Warren Mears called for the installation of additional handicap parking spaces, as well as better enforcement of bylaws reserving those spaces for the disabled. [asset|aid=569|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cff38c447055c4f9a71c988a36ee0666-Mears-Access_1_Pub.mp3] Candidate Connie Wowchuck stated she’d like to see an enforcement system similar to the one in force during her previous experience as a councillor in Saskatchewan. [asset|aid=570|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cff38c447055c4f9a71c988a36ee0666-Wowchuck-Access_1_Pub.mp3] Incumbent councillor Bruce Christenson defended the city’s efforts thus far, saying the city was working through its accessibility issues in order of priority. [asset|aid=571|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cff38c447055c4f9a71c988a36ee0666-Christenson-Access_1_Pub.mp3] Be sure to tune in again Thursday night as MOOSE FM broadcasts the Peace River Regional District Candidates Forum live starting at 7pm.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY 24/7 ATHLETES PERFORM EXCEPTIONALLY WELL AT OLYMPIC TRIATHLON IN MULLINGAR

first_imgLetterkenny 24/7Mullingar was the venue for the Caroline Kearney Memorial Olympic Triathlon last weekend. There was a turn out of nearly 400 triathletes to this national series event and nine Letterkenny members entered. The performance of the day was from Gavin Crawford who finished 29th in a time of 2.10.19 which was all the more noteworthy in that he won the Defence forces sprint triathlon the previous day in a time of 1.05.37 blowing away the field with a 17 minute 5k.There were two first time Olympic participants in Tommy Hill and Martin Donnelly and both performed exceptionally well.The only downside to the whole event was the fact that Lisa Dalton who was second female out of the water in a great swim time took ill and could not complete the race.In Wicklow Paul Doherty took part in the Wicklow Olympic Distance triathlon on a very hilly course. In Derry at the weekend Paddy Bond swam well in the Legenderry swim. Margaret Kelly and Pauric Kelly took part in the Ulster 10 mile time trial on Sunday and both featured well in difficult conditions in Toome, Co.Antrim.In Lifford at the 10k road race also on Sunday, six members made the journey over to the cross border road race with all performing well.Training continues as followsMonday lake swim Gartan 6.30 pmTuesday Track session Aura 7.45 pm Wednesday pool swim Aura 8.00 pmThursday brick/tt Foxhall 7.00 p.mSaturday group cycle 9.30 a.mResults Caroline Kearney Olympic Triathlon National Series Race29 Gavin Crawford 2.10.19 10th in category114 Paul Dillon 2.24.07 27th in category124 Martin Donnelly 2.25.33 24th in category190 Fin Begley 2.34.14 6th in category200 Cathal Roarty 2.35.31 11th in category208 Tommy Hill 2.36.51 13th in category219 Graham Parker 2.37.41 40th in category306 Noel Lynch 2.52.59 28th in categoryWicklow Mountain Triathlon6 Paul Doherty 2.56.46Lifford AC 10k22 John Daly 37.5927 Clint Doherty 38.3761 Jarlath Duffy 42.3399 Clara Quigley 45.07142 Paul Kelly 48.30221 Lisa Doherty 57.06Ulster 10 mile Time Trial73 Pauric Kelly 27.0176 Margaret Kelly 27.41LETTERKENNY 24/7 ATHLETES PERFORM EXCEPTIONALLY WELL AT OLYMPIC TRIATHLON IN MULLINGAR was last modified: August 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AthletesGAAletterkenny 24/7NoticesSportlast_img read more

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Ivan Lumanyika returns as Silver Backs team for World Cup Qualifiers is summoned

first_imgNCS’s Tavin Katende (second left) flagging the team off at the UOC head quarter on Tuesday morning (Photo by Shaban Lubega) The team of locally based players that will represent Uganda in Nigeria (Photo by Shaban Lubega)FIBA World Cup qualifiers 2019June 30th-02nd July, 2018Lagos, Nigeria:Group D.1. Nigeria2. Uganda3. Mali4. RwandaWith just over two weeks to the second round of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers second leg in Nigeria, a team of 12 players has been summoned on Tuesday at the Uganda Olympic Committee offices.The team summoned includes seven home based players and five others from around the world.City Oilers trio of, team captain Stephen Omony, Jimmy Enabu and James Okello have all made the team along with JKL Dolphines centre, Ivan Lumanyika who returns after missing the entire 2017 campaign.Power captain, Joseph Ikong and Kampala International Universty guard, Syrus Kiviri have also been included in the squad.The team sees three debutants in Jordin Mayes, John Dengeu and Frence based Emmanuel Mugenga who plays in the French league Pro B.The stand-out name missing on the list is Stanley Ociti who is out injured.The China based player is currently under-going treatment and it remains to be known, when he will return to action.The team will have a training camp in Istanbul for two weeks where they will play three friendly games against Iran, Bahrain and Cameroon.Speaking at the event this morning, FUBA Vice-President Marketing, Grace Kwezira expressed his delight to see Uganda competing at several events.“As a federation, we are happy that out national team is giving themselves a chance to be at the biggest stage of world Basketball and a are confident they will do a good job.“Out lady’s team is at the FIBA 3*3 World Cup and we are happy that a also have our men’s team muscling with Africa’s best Basketballing Nations.“We are happy with the progress of the game and we will be working to get better.“The players selected deserve their places in the team and the coaches are confident that they will do a good job while in Nigeria.Kwezira also asured that the one Billion budget for the team has all been catered for by the government.“I am pleased to announce that our entire budget of One Billion shillings has been taken care of by government.At the same event, the team was flagged of by National Council’s Tevin Katende, who asked them to make the nation proud. “I flag you off to go and represent the country the best way you can, said Katende.“I also ask that you fly our Flag so high.Uganda finished second in the group after the first three games of the initial round in Mali having won one and most two.The Silver Backs lost to Nigeria on the opening day, then to hosts Mali before triumphing against Rwanda on the last day to deal second spot by virtual of points difference.The list of summoned.1. Syrus Kiviri2. Joseph Ikong3. Stephen Omony4. Robinson Opong5. Jimmy Enabu6. Ivan Lumanyika7. James Okello8. Samuel Kalwanyi9. John Geu Dengeu10. Jordin Dean Mayes11. Emmanuel Mugenga Trinquier12. Stanley Mugerwa.Coaches:1. Galanopoolos George2. Mandy Juruni3. Abdulkadir Omar BarajabComments center_img Tags: FubaIvan LumanyikaSilver Backslast_img read more

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Solar System Super Snapshots

first_imgHere are some of the most fascinating new images coming from spacecraft out there on duty – but they didn’t just come in on their own.  They are brought to you by highly intelligent and dedicated human beings: the navigators, instrument teams, deep space network engineers, flight controllers and scientists who gather and distribute the bountiful data manna from the heavens for the whole world to enjoy.Mars Rovers:  Spirit and Opportunity are celebrating their 4th anniversary this month (see mission page).  Latest images can be found on the press images page.  Spirit ended the old year with a dazzling panorama from its winter nesting ground (see caption).  Not to be outdone, the sibling rover Opportunity showed off its track record inside Victoria Crater (see press release).    Incidentally, if you heard that a large meteor is headed for Mars, JPL’s near-earth-object watchers have now ruled out an impact.  See the press release from JPL.Saturn:  The poles of Saturn are hot.  This is the reverse of the pattern on Earth, and appears unrelated to the amount of sunlight hitting the pole, said a press release from Jet Propulsion Lab.  Also unexplained is the hexagon-shaped feature over the north pole; see larger image at Planetary Photojournal and the movie.Titan:  The Cassini spacecraft went lake-hunting over the south pole of Titan last month, wondering if it would find a similar lake-spotted landscape found at northern latitudes.  Here is the result: only a couple of candidate lakes.  Scientists are now wondering if the lakes migrate from one pole to the other for the Titanian winter.    Note: the colors are interpretations of data from the Cassini radar.  Smooth areas are interpreted to be lakes, and are artificially colored blue in the image.  Radar, of course, has no color.    Another radar image shows evidence of flowing liquid, probably runoff from methane storms.  The image looks similar to the descent photos taken by Cassini’s ride-along Huygens Probe, which landed three years ago this month.  Have you taken the wild ride with Huygens down to the surface?Epimetheus:  A little moon of Saturn, just outside the main rings, has taken quite a beating, as revealed in a Cassini image.  One whole face seems bashed in by a giant impact that left a central peak on rebound.  The moonlet, about 72 miles in diameter, shows a variety of compositional materials and some geological processing, such as slumping of dark material.Ring moons:  Saturn’s two little ringsweeper moons, Daphnis and Pan, were revealed in a single image taken December 1.  Pan is the larger one, inside the Encke Gap; Daphnis, about 1/4 as large as Pan, plows through the center of the Keeler Gap.  If you look closely you can see how the gravitational tug of the moons distorts the surrounding ring material.  A movie from 2005 shows the action; see also the narrated version.Mars Odyssey:  The infrared orbiter Mars Odyssey has such a huge collection of images, it would be unfair to pick just one, but last June’s shot of flood-scoured terrain is certainly a keeper.  The thermal imager on Odyssey brings out much more information from the data, as seen in this sample thermal overlay.    One of the more intriguing images from Odyssey last fall was the discovery of deep cave pits.  The press release says some of them are almost 800 feet across.  It was by measuring the temperature differences between day and night that scientists inferred these are deep holes, not impact craters.  They were found on the flanks of a large volcano.The Outer Limits:  Remember the never-say-die Voyagers?  They are still on duty at the farthest reaches of our solar system.  Their most recent achievement was to pass the heliosheath, where the solar wind impacts the interstellar medium.  From the two separate data points, scientists determined that our interstellar bubble is squashed (see artist conception), perhaps due to the interstellar wind from nearby stars. Solar Poles:  Ulysses, the solar polar mission, is in the middle of its third north-pole pass over our sun.  It’s arriving just in time to watch the fireworks of the new solar cycle begin; keep abreast of solar activity at SpaceWeather.com.Venus:  The European Space Agency’s Venus Express has been orbiting our sister world since April 2006, and now has a collection of science images and artworks on its multimedia page.True Blue:  Rosetta has a ways to go on its mission to land on a comet in 2014, but it snapped this beautiful picture of home last November when just passing by.Mars in HD:  For sheer dazzlement, it’s hard to surpass the wonderful set of high-resolution images coming from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, affectionately known as “Mr. O”.  The HiRise Camera website, managed by the University of Arizona, can keep you occupied for hours or days.  Bookmark the link to the latest images for a weekly treat.  This magnificent camera can image things as small as a card table from orbit.    The silver medal for orbital images goes to the European Space Agency’s Mars Express.  Its 3D oblique images are the next best thing to being a Martian.  Browse at length and put on a happy face.Encores:  Let your eyes be the spacecraft: Space.com listed comets that can be seen from Earth: Tuttle and Holmes.  And check out the postcard from Jupiter: a dazzling montage of Jupiter and erupting Io (10/15/2007) from last year’s encounter made Astronomy Picture of the Day for January 8.We are just 2 days away from Messenger’s first pass of Mercury (see Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab press release).  This should provide the first images of the innermost planet in over 30 years, since Mariner 10 gave mankind the first close-ups during three passes in 1974-1975.  Messenger will make three passes over Mercury in 2008-2009, finally settling into orbit in March, 2011.  Watch the Science Images page for the latest.    What’s coming?  The Phoenix lander arrives at the Martian north polar cap on May 25.  Mars Science Laboratory, the next-generation super-rover, is being assembled now for launch in fall 2009.  Dawn is on the way to asteroids Vesta (2011) and Ceres (2015).  New Horizons is cruising beyond Jupiter for a 2015 encounter with Pluto.  And Cassini, after a daredevil fly-through of the Enceladus geysers on March 12, climbs into high-inclination orbit to celebrate the end of its prime mission on June 30 with stunning views high over Saturn.  But don’t mourn the end of a great ride; next day, July 1, Cassini begins its first multi-year extended mission – with perhaps another to follow, if all systems keep operating as well as they have since the 2004 arrival at Saturn.  Check out Cassini’s video collection.    In short, there is plenty of spirit and opportunity in space flight to inspire a young generation of explorers to join the veterans.  There will be puzzles galore to solve and exotic places to visit for the first time.Once in awhile you have to lift up your eyes from the battles over evolution on earth and just take time to marvel at outer space.  We get to see things almost daily that earlier astronomers could only dream about.  Keep the dream alive – with a good hand-hold on reality.    As you enjoy the alien worlds, keep in mind how lifeless and stark they are compared to the Earth.  A recent article on LiveScience said that our planet is right on the edge of habitability: “If Earth had been slightly smaller and less massive, life might never have gained a foothold.”  Were it not for just the right geosphere, atmosphere, and orbital distance, there would be no biosphere.  Human civilization, with all its ups and downs for over 6,000 years, has had a remarkably safe ride through the battleground of space (03/07/2007).  Of all people who have ever lived, we should be the ones to thank God the most for a privileged planet that permits – and promotes – both habitability and scientific discovery.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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It’s Easy to Cut Costs

first_imgA lot of companies need to be more profitable. They struggle to capture some of the value that they create. So they take other measures to be more profitable. The easiest of all measures is to cut costs.The Easy Road (to nowhere)It’s easier to push your partners for lower prices. It’s easier to put your business out to bid. It’s easier to believe that something like a reverse auction will help you make the money that you really need to make.It’s easy to turn the thermostat down. It’s easy to turn off lights that aren’t being used. It’s easier to cut wages, and for some companies it’s easier to cut employees. And so most people try to do what’s easiest.It’s easier to chase the bottom. Isn’t that what your clients are trying to do to you? Aren’t they seeking even greater value at even lower prices?There’s no reason to be irresponsible with money. There’s no reason to spend more than you should. Cost cutting is the path of least resistance; it’s not the path to greatness or to growth. No one ever became great, and no one ever had a greater offering, simply by cutting costs. Unless you are simply spending more than you should be, cost cutting is a short-term fix to a long-term problem.The road you need to take is another road altogether.The Hard Road (to profitability and growth)Instead of focusing only on cutting your cost, what are you doing to improve the level of value you create?Instead of pressing your vendors for lower prices, what are you going to sell in a way that allows you to capture some of the value that you create?Instead of only cutting costs, how can you innovate what it is you do and create even more value for your clients and your dream clients?Instead of stepping onto the path that leads to the bottom, how can you step onto the path it’s going the other direction. How can you step onto the path to greater value creation and a greater ability to capture some of that value? What would you have to do, who would you have to be, to be worth paying more?It’s easy to cut costs. It’s much more difficult to be worth paying more. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Why I Started Exercising First Every Day

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now For five years, I wrote a blog post every morning at 5:00 AM. On the weekends I might have slept in until 7:00 AM, but the first thing I did upon waking was grabbing a cup of coffee, sitting down at my desk, and start writing the daily blog.Waking up at 5:00 AM to write was what allowed me to be consistent. It allowed me to invest time in writing and developing my social presence without having to give up anything else. Well, almost anything else. I did have to give up the time I spent exercising.A few months ago I decided that writing this blog was not my very highest priority. In fact, writing a blog post first each day was working against my highest priority. My highest value is freedom. And I need the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health to pursue that goal. So I decided to make a change.Now, seven days a week, the first thing I do each day is drive to the small gym run by my personal trainer to lift weights and do bodyweight exercises. My personal trainer believes in a core routine of deadlifts, clean and press, squats, and push and pull motions. He also loves intense bodyweight exercises, like push ups and pull-ups (which exposes your exceedingly limited upper body strength better than any other exercise).I don’t do physical labor in any of my work roles (unless you consider typing physical labor). I am what Peter Drucker described as a “knowledge worker.” But my body is the vessel in which my brain and mind live, and it is critical that I keep that environment in impeccably good health.Your physical health is the foundation of every other result you produce. By putting my health and fitness first, I ensure that it gets done before the rest of my work day crowds out the time and the energy I need. You make that expended energy you are using energy, but you are creating energy.Whatever your priorities are, you are going to achieve them faster and more certainly if you take care of your health first. This is why I started exercising first every morning.last_img read more

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BJP seeks security for its workers in Valley

first_imgSeveral BJP leaders and their supporters on Tuesday held a street protest in Srinagar to demand security for all its workers in the Valley, four days after a party leader was shot dead by suspected militants in south Kashmir.“I have decided to surrender my security too till all BJP workers are provided security cover in Kashmir,” said BJP State general secretary Ashok Kaul. Mr. Kaul, along with the party spokesman Altaf Thakur, led the street protest at Srinagar’s Press Enclave to press for the demand to grant security for BJP workers. Later, Mr. Kaul boarded a auto rather than the vehicle provided by the State security “as a mark of protest.”Mr. Kaul claimed he had approached a top police officer in Anantnag and had urged that the security of BJP leader Gul Muhammad Mir, 60, who was killed by suspected militants on Saturday night outside his residence, be not withdrawn.Mir’s security was withdrawn a few weeks ago without citing any reason. The State Home Department comes under Governor Satya Pal Malik in Jammu and Kashmir since the State is under President’s Rule. In the last few months, the authorities had withdrawn security from hundreds of political workers, including many from the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party.Probe orderedGovernor Malik has already directed Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam “to get an inquiry conducted into the killings of political people belonging to various political parties in the State in the last few months.”last_img read more

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Westbrook wins MVP award after historic season

first_imgDrake and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (left and center) present 2016-17 NBA Most Valuable Player award to Russell Westbrook. AFPNEW YORK, United States — Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, who became only the second player in NBA history to average a triple double for an entire season, was named the NBA Most Valuable Player on Monday at the inaugural NBA Awards show.Westbrook defeated fellow finalists James Harden of Houston and Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio to claim the season MVP award for the first time in ceremonies at New York.ADVERTISEMENT Cameroon center Joel Embiid and Croatia’s Dario Saric, both with Philadelphia, were losing finalists for the top newcomer award.Golden State forward Draymond Green was voted the Defensive Player of the Year, defeating co-finalists Leonard and French center Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz.“This isn’t an individual award,” Green said. “There are five guys on the floor every time. I can’t do this all by myself so I appreciate them.”Golden State’s Bob Myers was named Executive of the Year.Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon was named the NBA’s top reserve player, taking the Sixth Man Award.“We just had an unbelievable year,” Gordon said. “I would like to thank my teammates and my coaches for making my job easy this year.”Houston’s Mike D’Antoni was named Coach of the Year over San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich and Miami’s Erik Spoelstra.“This is the ultimate team award,” D’Antoni said. “You do not win this alone.”Nowitzki named top teammateGerman star Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas was named Teammate of the Year in voting by players, the 39-year-old forward expected to be back with the Mavericks next season.“My teammates are there to support me and push me and motivate me,” said Nowitzki. “I still enjoy to compete. Hopefully, I’ll be around a couple more years.” “I couldn’t do none of this without you guys,” he said. “I can’t say thank you enough.”Westbrook also won awards for best style and from fans for the game winner of the year.Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks won the Most Improved Player award, beating out Gobert and Serbian forward Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.Another Bucks standout, Milwaukee guard Malcolm Brogdon, won Rookie of the Year honors and thanked his teammates.“They believe in me,” he said. “They have given me tremendous opportunity… This is a testament to guys who get overlooked. You can always achieve your dreams if you have faith and you sacrifice.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? Serena Williams asks McEnroe for respect after comparison to men World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The 28-year-old guard who helped the Americans win 2012 London Olympic gold averaged a league-high 31.6 points plus 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists a game, matching Oscar Robertson from 1962 with double digits in three statistical categories for a full season.“To everybody in Oklahoma City who helped me go out every night and compete at a high level, I thank you for that,” said Westbrook, who invited teammates on stage with him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was an amazing season for me but without these guys none of it would have been possible. This award is not for me. It’s for all of us.”Westbrook thanked “all my fans all across the world who appreciate me” and cried as he thanked his wife and parents. LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Other fan-voted awards went to Leonard for block of the year, Golden State’s Klay Thompson for performance of the year in a 60-point effort, Golden State’s Kevin Durant for best playoff moment for a 3-pointer in game three of the NBA Finals, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Green for assist of the year and Oklahoma City’s Victor Oladipo for dunk of the year. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gameslast_img read more

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