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NBA: MVP, other prizes to be unveiled on new awards show

first_imgStyle finalists include wardrobe looks and fashion statements for Westbrook, Chicago’s Dwyane Wade and Cleveland’s Iman Shumpert.Dunk of the Year candidates include slams through the hoop by Minnesota’s Zach LaVine, Oklahoma City’s Victor Oladipo and Larry Nance Jnr of the Los Angeles Lakers.Block of the Year candidates are shots stuffed by Miami’s Hassan Whiteside, New York’s Kristaps Porzingis and San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard.Assist of the Year hopefuls are passes by Golden State’s Draymond Green to Stephen Curry and then along to Kevin Durant, a no-look effort from Denver’s Nikola Jokic and a wraparound toss from Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers.Game Winner of the Year includes crucial baskets by Westbrook versus Denver, Phoenix’s Tyler Ulis against Boston and Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving against Golden State.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Finalists were named for the new fan-voting awards, which include Best Style, Dunk of the Year, Block of the Year, Assist of the Year, Game Winner of the Year and Top Performance of the Year.Voting on social media can be done via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the NBA’s website.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe show will unite the announcements of such awards as the NBA Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year, Executive of the Year, Sportsmanship Award, Teammate of the Year plus announcement of the NBA All-Rookie and All-Defensive team rosters.Performance of the Year finalists include Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook with the most points of any triple double in NBA history with 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists against Orlando, Houston’s James Harden with a 53-point, 16-rebound, 17-assist triple double against New York, Golden State’s Klay Thompson scoring 60 points in three quarters against Indiana and Devin Booker netting 70 points for Phoenix against Boston. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Veteran guards out to make repeat bid tougher for Ahanmisi Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home A detail view of the game clock prior to Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz at Staples Center at Staples Center on April 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — NBA individual award trophies for the 2016-17 season, including those in six new fan-voted categories, will be unveiled together in the inaugural NBA Awards show June 26 in New York.The league announced Thursday that traditional season-end awards will be presented at the gala, to be hosted by singer-entertainer Drake, as well as new awards in which voting has already started.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar View commentslast_img read more

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Video: Joe Hart performs ‘scorpion kick’ during skills show

first_imgManchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has given Manuel Pellegrini a gentle reminder as to why he should remain between the sticks at the Etihad after taking part in a series of challenges.Teaming up with football freestylers Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch; the England No.1 showed off his skills and techniques in front of the Rio Ferdinand’s #5 magazine’s cameras.In a twist on the traditional crossbar challenge, the City man launched the ball from the half-way line to rattle the bar as well as performing the legendary ‘scorpion kick’ during this two minute skill set.last_img read more

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Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal squash renewed feud speculation

first_imgFILE – Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal shake hands at halftime after both of Bryant’s #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPKobe Bryant insisted Wednesday he has “no beef” with Shaquille O’Neal as the former Los Angeles Lakers teammates hit social media to say their sometimes strained relationship was “all good.”Bryant and O’Neal won three NBA titles together, but their tense relationship was a staple of league debate during the Lakers’ period of dominance in the early 2000s.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ UK thanks PH for rescuing Brit, Filipino wife abducted in Sulu PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Ghost guns’ are untraceable, easy to make, more prevalent ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Renovation of old sports venues not just for SEA Games use “There is no beef with @Shaq I know most media want to see it but it ain’t gonna happen. Ain’t nothin but love there and we too old to beef anyway.”O’Neal responded with a tweet that said “It’s all good bro,” then added an apparent dig at recent Lakers signing Dwight Howard when he concluded “when I saw the interview, I thought you were talking about Dwite, is that how u spell his name lol”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What a relief! Paris show lifts taboo on historic outdoor loos The two buried the hatchet in an online podcast released in 2015 — but it seemed the feud might erupt again after Bryant told an interviewer in Las Vegas this month that if O’Neal had had a better work ethic “he’d be the greatest of all time.”O’Neal countered by saying: “You don’t get statues by not working hard.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelLike Bryant, O’Neal is now retired and in 2017 saw a statue of himself unveiled at the Lakers’ Staples Center.Bryant, who was on hand for those ceremonies two years ago, was quick to say the two remained on good terms. Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC French league game halted after homophobic banners unfurled Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticslast_img read more

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Underutilized Genetics Could Help Soybeans Weather Mother Nature

first_imgIf insects infest your soybean fields, you have options for control. If your crop is suffering from potassium deficiency, you can correct that. But if your fields aren’t getting enough rain or are facing other weather-related stresses, unless you are irrigating, you have much less of an ability to respond.“You are at the mercy of what Mother Nature provides you,” says Tommy Carter, Ph.D., research geneticist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). “In those cases where you don’t have management options, the best thing to turn to is getting better genetics into the soybean and using that to control the problem of drought, heat or flood.”Click here to read more from our partners at the United Soybean Board.last_img read more