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Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions At Summer League, remade Lakers and Clippers size each other upWhicker: Clippers, Lakers can’t just have eyes for each other How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years He joins a veteran-laden backcourt rotation that already includes Rajon Rondo, Danny Green, Quinn Cook, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Troy Daniels. Rondo’s two-year contract was officially announced Monday afternoon, bringing back the four-time All-Star at point guard. The 33-year-old had an injury-stricken season for the Lakers with modest numbers (9.2 ppg, 8.0 apg, 5.3 rpg) but also enjoyed one of his better 3-point shooting seasons.It’s unclear, however, how the guards will be used in the rotation. According to a Yahoo Sports report, the Lakers are planning to move LeBron James to point guard in the starting lineup alongside Green, which could squeeze the guard rotation for the coming season. At 6-foot-2, Bradley has typically played shooting guard in his career.The Lakers have placed an emphasis on 3-point shooting in the backcourt acquisitions after skimping last summer: With the addition of Bradley, the Lakers have added at least five players (Green, Bradley, Cook, Daniels and Jared Dudley) who shot better than 38 percent for their last team.RELATED:Have the Lakers adequately addressed their shooting woes? NBA buzzing to find out Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Needing shooting and defensive toughness on the perimeter, the Lakers added another guard who is looking for a bounce-back season.Avery Bradley signed with the Lakers on Monday after being waived by the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, agreeing to a two-year deal worth a reported total of $9.7 million with a second-year player option.Bradley, 28, is a nine-year veteran who made his initial reputation as a robust defender and solid outside shooter while playing in Boston. Through the last few years as a journeyman with the Pistons, Clippers and Grizzlies, he’s been more uneven as he has dealt with injuries. But a two-time All-NBA Defensive Team honoree and career 36.4 percent 3-point shooter is expected to add depth at a position of need for the frontcourt-heavy Lakers.Bradley averaged 9.9 points and 2.4 assists last season, enjoying a slight bounce-back to his old form (16.1 ppg, 4.0 apg, 38.4 3-point percentage) after the Clippers traded him to Memphis. Bradley has had numerous injury struggles, including groin and ankle problems during his Clippers tenure – the last time he played in at least 70 games was during the 2015-16 season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers are using their room exception on Bradley, meaning his salary does not affect their salary cap space for the coming season. The Lakers had to wait for Bradley to clear waivers on Monday before officially adding him as the 14th official member of the roster.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Olympian Alia Atkinson heads five Jamaicans who will compete in the World Short Course Swimming Championships (25 metres pool) which starts today in Windsor, Canada. Atkinson, Jamaica’s most decorated athlete at these championships, will compete in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and the 100m individual medley. She is the world’s top ranked swimmer in the short course 50 and 100m breaststroke and 50m backstroke. Her medals at these championships include a gold in the 100m breaststroke at the 2014 championships in Doha clocking a world record 1:02.36. The team also includes Canada-based Dominic Walter, who is making his national debut at the Short Course Championships. He will be contesting the 400 and 200m freestyle. Walter holds the national records, 3:54.26 and 1:49.11 respectively, in these two events. United States-based Justin Plaschka, 19, and Keanan Dols, 17, will be representing Jamaica for the first time at the senior level. Plaschka will compete in the 50m and 100m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle. Dols will swim in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, 50m and 100m butterfly and the 100 and 200m individual medley. United Kingdom-based Kelsie Campbell, 17, will also be making her senior debut at the championships. She will swim in the 50m and 100m freestyle and the 50m and 100m butterfly. Walter, Campbell, Atkinson and Dols will be in action today. Team manager for the Jamaican delegation is Jacky Beckford-Henriques while the coach is Chris Anderson, head coach of South Florida Aquatics. He has also been Atkinson’s coach for more than a decade. Team doctor is Dr Claudia Walter and Claudia Brown, the physiotherapist.
The Green Commandos had a good start when Kevington Machika broke the deadlock heading home from inside the box, but they had to make with some nervous moments after Aaron Nyagaka equalized for the Homabay based side.Nonetheless, Kakamega managed to hold on to the draw to book a semis date with Nairobi’s Dagoretti High School who topped Pool A after playing to a 0-0 draw with Shimba Hills.Kakamega coach Brendan Mwinamo was pleased with the result despite having to work though it under tension with Ringa constantly attacking after going level.“It was a tough match because Ringa is also a very good team and they showed that today. We had some small mistakes and we also failed to take our chances. But the most important thing is that we are through and we will correct our mistakes against Dagoretti,” the tactician noted.St. Anthony finished top of Group B after beating Kathungi 2-0 and they will now meet Olbolosat in the semi-finals after the Central Region team hammered Tarbaj 5-1 to squeeze past Shimba on goal difference.St. Antony players celebrate Geoffrey Onyancha’s goal during the National Secondary School Games tie against Kathungi at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSt. Antony’s were a class above Kathungi and should have won the game by a bigger margin had they been more efficient with their chances.In the 16th minute, Titus Kapchanga had a chance to break the deadlock when he was picked out by a pass from Ian Simiyu but his effort was well saved by the Kathungi keeper for a corner.On the other end, Kathungi’s best chance of the half fell on Suleiman Gudo who went for the spectacular with a volley from distance which was turned behind for a corner by the keeper.At the stroke of half time, St. Antony broke the deadlock. Geoffrey Onyancha scored from the penalty spot after Anthony Karabu handled inside the box.Five minutes into the second half, St. Antony took the game to safe distance with Moses Mudavadi’s well struck freekick from range bouncing infront of the keeper and evading his grasp.Action between St. Antony’s and Kathungi during the National Secondary School Games at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe two goal lead added some shot of confidence into St. Antony’s and they went on attack after attack, keeper Julius Kyalo doing well to thwart. The shot stopper twice had to be at his best to save from James Kibande and Onyancha.Elsewhere, the girls’ tournament will have a new champion after holders Wiyeta were dumped out following a 0-0 draw with Arch Bishop Njenga. The latter went through as group winners having won the opening two games.Kwale Girls who yesterday beat Wiyeta 1-0 progressed after hammering Matuu Girls 10-0 to finish second in the group with six points.For Friday’s semi-finals, Arch Bishop Njenga will square out with Nginda Girls who finished second in the other group while surprise package Kwale will take on Nyanza’s Kobala.Semi final pairings:Boys: Kakamega High School v Dagoretti High School, St. Anthony’s Boys v OlbolosatGirls: Arch Bishop Njenga v Nginda Girls, Kwale Girls v Kobala0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Action between Kakamega High School and Ringa Boys during the National Secondary School Games at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 26- Multiple National Secondary School Games boys football champions Kakamega High School survived a scare from Ringa Boys to qualify for the semi-final of this year’s edition despite being held to a 1-1 draw by the Nyanza region representatives in Eldoret on Thursday afternoon.Heading into the last round of group matches at the Hill School, Kakamega needed just a point to progress to the semis while Ringa needed a win to progress to the last four.