The Athletic reported earlier this week that Leonard and his team of representatives have set up a tentative meeting with the Clippers for July 2.As for the Lakers, their longshot chances took a considerable jump Thursday when they reportedly shipped three players, Mo Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and Isaac Bonga, and their 2022 second-round pick to the Wizards to create enough cap space for a max free agent signing. Related News Kemba Walker free agency rumors: Celtics frontrunner to land All-Star LeBron James welcomes Anthony Davis by giving him No. 23, report says Kawhi Leonard is keeping his options open in Los Angeles.According to Yahoo, Leonard will meet with both the Lakers and Clippers after free agency kicks off June 30. Lakers trade players, pick to Wizards to create cap space, chase max free agent However, according to ESPN, the Raptors will get the final meeting Leonard.Leonard posted career-high per-game averages in points (26.6) and rebounds (7.3) last season with the Raptors as he helped the team win its first title, and the city has expressed overwhelming support in the weeks since with the hope the two-time Finals MVP will re-sign with Toronto.The Clippers are viewed as the most likely destination for Leonard if he decides to leave the Raptors, though the three-time All-Star is rumored to also have meetings down the road with the Knicks, Nets and 76ers as he mulls his decision. California residents have been doing their best to recruit Leonard to Los Angeles, with two digital billboards popping up over the weekend.Free agency around the corner? Must be billboard season in LA. pic.twitter.com/2MAVZ8Yvwx— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) June 24, 2019But will it be enough to lure Leonard, a Southern California native, back to the West Coast?
Good vibes Performing in Cannes for @Spotify and @Hulu overlooking the water. Thanks for having me 💃🏽A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) on Jun 18, 2019 at 3:49pm PDTIn honor of the NFL star and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter’s marriage, let’s take a look back at their relationship timeline. We are The Wilsons!A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) on Jul 6, 2016 at 1:47pm PDTWilson and Ciara also let the world know they were no longer practicing celibacy during a honeymoon Snapchat.”Baby, you know what we’re doing tonight,” said Ciara to the camera.”I know what we did last night, and we’re going to do it multiple times,” Wilson replied. 2014: Ending serious relationshipsA tough year for Wilson and Ciara set the stage for their future together. Wilson filed for divorce from his first wife, Ashton Meem, in April 2014, after two years of marriage.Ciara ended her relationship with her fiance, rapper Future, in December 2014. Their son, Future Zahir, was 6 months old at the time.April 2015: White House dateWhile it remains unclear how the pair met, Wilson and Ciara made their first public appearance as a couple at a White House state dinner in honor of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.July 2015: CelibacyDuring an interview with The Rock Church in San Diego, Wilson announced that he and Ciara made the decision to remain celibate until marriage.”She was on tour, she was traveling, and I was looking at her in the mirror … and she was sitting there and God spoke to me and said, ‘I need you to lead her,’ and so I told her right then and there, what would you do if we took all that extra stuff [sex] off the table, and did it Jesus’ way?”According to Wilson, Ciara agreed with the idea, telling him they could “love each other without that.”March 2016: ProposalWilson asked Ciara to marry him during a vacation in the Seychelles.”She said yes!” said Wilson in an Instagram video after proposing. View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram She said Yes!!! Since Day 1 I knew you were the one. No Greater feeling… #TrueLove @CiaraA post shared by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Mar 11, 2016 at 12:33pm PSTJuly 2016: Future feudCiara allegedly believed Future may try to kill Wilson, according to TMZ.In legal documents for her defamation lawsuit against the rapper and father of her firstborn son, Ciara laid out a number of supposed threats Future had made against Wilson.Ciara believed an Instagram post with a gun emoji pointed at football emojis was in reference to Wilson, along with lyrics in Future’s track “Juice.”Future raps, “Tryna f— my baby mama, dog what’s up with you? You gon’ make me get that heat, I’m pulling up on you.”July 2016: MarriageAfter a three-month engagement, the pair tied the knot at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. Year 3. Happy Anniversary Babylove. @CiaraA post shared by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Jul 6, 2019 at 7:45pm PDTApril 2019: The contractWilson became the highest-paid player in the NFL with a four-year, $140 million extension that included a record $65 million signing bonus and $107 million in guaranteed money overall. He celebrated the moment by posting a video while in bed with Ciara.SEATTLE. Let’s get it. @Seahawks #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/xeWnEnUzmR— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 16, 2019It didn’t take long for the clip to go viral on social media.January 2020: Baby No. 2 for Wilson/No. 3 for CiaraOn Jan. 30, less than a year after declaring his desire to have more children with Ciara, Wilson announced on social media that his wife is pregnant with the couple’s second child. Russell Got The Nookie Lastnight 😂😋👅 @ciara @dangerusswilson #ciara #csquad #teamciara #thewilsons #russci #russellwilsonA post shared by Mrs. & Mr. Wilson 💍 (@ciaradailysnaps) on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:54pm PDTOctober 2016: PregnancyThe pair announced on Oct. 25 that they were expecting a child together. When Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson takes the field for a big game, chances are his wife Ciara is at the stadium supporting her husband of three years. On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family.. and I’m excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give… 👶🏽🍼💃🏽☺️❤️A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) on Oct 25, 2016 at 8:50pm PDTApril 2017: First childWilson and Ciara welcomed daughter Sienna Princess to the world on April 29, 2017. View this post on Instagram Sienna Says Happy Sunday Everybody! Smile! ☺️A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) on Mar 25, 2018 at 11:04am PDTJuly 2019: Another baby? As the couple celebrated their three-year wedding anniversary, Wilson shared an Instagram video that mentioned his desire to have more children with Ciara.”You’re just an amazing woman, you’re an inspiration to so many people, so many ladies around the world,” he said. “So, I love you for who you are. Many more years of love, fun and joy … and kids.” View this post on Instagram It will be the third child for Ciara.Number 3. pic.twitter.com/5cMaYyQelo— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) January 30, 2020″Number 3,” Wilson captioned his Twitter post with Ciara posing in a bikini in the background.April 2020: It’s a boy!The gender reveal took place April 14. The couple used confetti cannons, which sent out streams of . . .Gender Reveal!! What’s it gong to be @DangeRussWilson ?!! Aaaaaah!!!💃🏽❤️🍼 pic.twitter.com/GEeV2qPycX— Ciara (@ciara) April 14, 2020 View this post on Instagram
Gobert can then be heard on stream addressing “gbgator.”The Jazz center tells the user to, “Go to school, p—.”In other words, Gobert is telling the user to get educated.Gobert was definitely careless with his actions as he touched the microphones of reporters and reportedly touched “other players and their belongings” while he was sick. But these sporting events were going to get canceled whether Gobert got sick or not. If he wasn’t going to be the first player, someone else was going to be. (Twitch) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/58/57/rudy-gobert-twitch-chat_tra9rw9o8kvv1np8ztrkfanx8.png?t=-454957247&w=500&quality=80 The Jazz center later apologized for his actions.”The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered,” he said on Instagram. “At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously. I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus.”So while Gobert certainly didn’t help things, he’s not solely to blame for us having no sports at the moment. Rudy Gobert was calmly playing a game of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” this week when someone in his chat brought up the coronavirus.Gobert is often blamed for causing the NBA season to shutdown as he was the first known player to be diagnosed with COVID-19. His teammate, Donovan Mitchell, was also diagnosed with COVID-19 and many assumed Gobert gave the disease to Mitchell because he was reportedly “careless” in the locker room. MORE: Gobert comments on relationship with MitchellIn truth, there’s no way of knowing if how Gobert got sick, whether he gave COVID-19 to Mitchell or, really, anything. All we know is they both tested positive for COVID-19. But that doesn’t stop some from continuing the “Gobert is at fault” narrative.A Twitch user named “gbgator” apparently left a comment in Gobert’s stream with that theory. Since Gobert deleted the comment (and likely banned the user), we can’t see exactly what said. But we can see another user’s comment which provides some context.
By Jay CookAfter months of committee meetings, sit-downs with state officials and behind- closed-doors conversations, three local municipalities have taken the next step in opposition to a controversial Monmouth County utility project.As of Oct. 1, the townships of Middletown, Hazlet and Holmdel have formed the “Municipal Consortium,” the name given to the towns pledging legal action against a Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) proposal in the area, the Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP).Brought on to fight JCP&L in the legal spectrum are two firms: Bevan, Mosca & Guiditta, P.C. of Basking Ridge; and Maser Consulting P.A., which has a headquarters on Newman Springs Road in Middletown.“We wanted a firm that had experience and knowledge of transmission lines, an engineering firm that understood that, had done some work certainly in other parts of the country and in the region here,” Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger said Tuesday evening.A member of the former firm, Murray E. Bevan, Esq., has a body of relevant work that appealed to the consortium.“Murray Bevan has experience, and I believe he actually worked for BPU previously, and has gone through similar cases in New Jersey prior,” Hazlet mayor Scott Aagre said Tuesday afternoon.Scharfenberger also said that Maser Consulting P.A. and Middletown are familiar with one another as the two entities have worked together on Middletown’s geographic information systems.The MCRP is a 10-mile-long, 230-kV transmission line that, if approved, would follow right along with the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line commuter line right-of-way from Aberdeen to Red Bank. It would also cut straight through Hazlet, Holmdel and Middletown as it currently is designed.When initially announced, the MCRP was slated to cost $75 million, but when the utility filed its petition to the Board of Public Utilities on Aug. 9, that price tag rose to $111 million.Utility spokesman Ron Morano said the project is currently pending before the Board of Public Utilities and the Office of Administrative Law. “The company will be responding to questions and comments about the case as part of that formal proceeding,” he said on Tuesday.The MCRP is also dependent on the decisions of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and NJ Transit, which would have to grant JCP&L an easement to use its right- of-way.Scharfenberger said he wanted to keep the cost of legal fees private, though he assured residents not only in Middletown, but throughout the affected areas, that the town- ships are on their side.“We feel we’re going to do it in a cost-effective way and in a significant way, that we’re going to have a very substantial case.”To date, Aberdeen and Red Bank have not formally joined the Municipal Consortium.“There is a time schedule out there with applications and all, so I’m sure we’ll work out something with each of the towns,” said Aagre.Despite some early bumps in the road, Scharfenberger believes that the amount of communication between the two remaining municipalities will prevail in the end.“We’re working with the others, and we’ve been working all along,” he said. “We have a great relationship with each other, and that makes it a little bit easier.”While the strategy of their argument against the project also will remain behind closed doors for the time being, Scharfenberger wanted to ensure residents that there is a plan.“We discussed it amongst ourselves, and we thought this was the best way to do it,” he said. “We are going to be very specific in how we’re going to challenge it; we’re not just going to throw everything against the wall and hope that it sticks.”
Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gregg Popovich ejected 63 seconds into Spurs vs Denver Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ “I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds,” McGregor wrote. “All faiths challenge us to be our best selves. It is one world and one for all. Now see you in the Octagon.”READ: Conor McGregor announces retirement from MMA againFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMcGregor’s tweet appeared to be a response to criticism directed towards him after an earlier post in which he insulted Nurmagomedov’s wife and the couple’s Muslim faith. McGregor swiftly deleted the post made late Tuesday.Nurmagomedov, however, reacted furiously to the insult, raising reported sexual assault allegations which McGregor faces in Ireland according to the New York Times. (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 25, 2017 MMA figher Connor Mcgregor poses during a weigh-in in Las Vegas, Nevada. – Mixed martial star Conor McGregor said on March 25, 2019 he had retired from the sport, vowing to hang up his gloves for the second time in three years. (Photo by John GURZINSKI / AFP)Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor hinted he may not be retiring after all on Wednesday after a racially-charged exchange of insults with rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.In a cryptic post on Twitter which came a week after he had vowed to hang up his gloves, the trash-talking Irishman indicated he was not done with fighting.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments “You are a hypocrite who is not responsible for your actions,” Nurmagomedov wrote. “Justice will find you. We will see.”The vitriolic exchange prompted an intervention from UFC chief Dana White, who urged both camps to dial back their rhetoric.READ: Khabib Nurmagomedov doubts Conor McGregor’s retirement is for real“I am aware of the recent social media exchange between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor,” White said in a statement.“The ongoing situation has escalated to a level that is unacceptable. As such, we are taking the necessary steps to reach out to both athlete camps and this situation is being addressed by all parties internally.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles 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 Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor in a bout last October in Las Vegas in a contest that was marred by a massive brawl at ringside.In January, the Nevada State Athletic Commission handed McGregor a six-month suspension for his role in the post-fight melee, backdated to October.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid
MANILA, Philippines—Phoenix may be up for a seemingly insurmountable climb down 3-1 against a mighty San Miguel Beer side, but the Fuel Masters are not waving the white flag just yet.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Terrence Romeo was the difference maker for San Miguel as he shot the lights out with 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from long range in the third quarter to finish with a game-high 20 points.“They need four wins to advance. It’s just 3-1 and there’s still a Game 5. We will not give it to them,” said Phoenix guard RJ Jazul.“They beat us by a big margin tonight but that’s just one game. You win by one point, you lose by 40 points, it’s all the same, it’s just one game.”The Fuel Masters fight for survival in Game 5 on Thursday night at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After all, teams have come back facing the same predicament and Phoenix believes it has what it takes to defy the odds.“We will not give up. I told them, if you have plans to go on a vacation, me, the last thing that I’m going to do is to give up. I won’t give up until the series is over,” said a determined Phoenix head coach Louie Alas after the highly-physical affair that saw two ejections.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPhoenix bounced back in Game 3 after dropping the first two games of the Philippine Cup semifinals series but San Miguel responded in emphatic fashion with a 114-91 beatdown in Game 4 Tuesday night at Cuneta Astrodome.The Fuel Masters were eager to even the series but the Beermen burst their bubble in the third quarter where they extended an 11-point halftime lead to 26 heading into the final frame. 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 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles UAAP volleyball: Ateneo nabs twice-to-beat after blanking of Adamson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments
New Delhi: The RSS on Monday dismissed as “needless” the row over its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks on reservation, asserting that he merely stressed on the need for mutual talks in harmony within society to address any issue.RSS’ ‘prachar pramukh’ (publicity head) Arun Kumar said in a tweet that his organisation has made it clear time and again that it fully supports reservation for Dalits, scheduled tribes, other backward classes and those getting it on to economic grounds. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”A needless controversy is being sought to be created over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s address at a programme in Delhi. He merely stressed on the importance of addressing issues in society through mutual talks in harmony and called for considering a sensitive issue like reservation in a similar manner,” Kumar said. Bhagwat had said on Sunday that there should be conversation in harmonious atmosphere between those in favour of reservation and those against it. Opposition parties like the Congress and the BSP used it to hit out at the BJP and its ideological fountainhead RSS. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said Bhagwat’s remarks had exposed “anti Dalit-backward” face of the RSS-BJP.