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3 reasons the NBA playoffs will be different without LeBron James1. Other players in the East will get some much-deserved recognitionWe’ve already seen this throughout the season as Giannis Antetokounmpo has emerged as an MVP favorite after leading the Bucks (60-22) to the best record in the NBA. But with James out of the playoffs, the conversation should now be about the stars in the Eastern Conference.And there are absolutely stars. We already mentioned Antetokounmpo, but Joel Embiid with the 76ers — as long as he’s healthy — will be front and center in the national spotlight and not overshadowed by James. Jimmy Butler will make waves in the playoffs, as well, for Philadelphia, but then other lesser-known players like Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic of the Magic will get some looks, and Raptors forward Pascal Siakam will show everyone just how good he has become.Then players whose names you know will get a little more airtime, like Andre Drummond with the Pistons, D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie with the Nets and Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis with the Pacers.2. There’s intrigue in the EastWatching greatness is a wonderful thing. No one complained about seeing Magic Johnson and Larry Bird face each other year after year. Watching Michael Jordan get to six of eight finals in the ’90s was also great, but in all honesty, it’s nice to see something new.James went to eight straight NBA Finals with the Heat and Cavaliers. This will be the first time since 2010 we won’t be seeing LBJ play for a championship.In some ways, that’s sad, while in others, it’s exciting. We could see Antetokounmpo go up against the Warriors for a seven-game series, or Brad Stevens and the Celtics facing off with Steve Kerr and the Warriors.Kawhi Leonard helped the Spurs win a championship over James and could very well lead the Raptors to the finals. Butler may be the catalyst to get the 76ers over the top.Even the Pacers seem just scrappy enough to fight their way to the final series despite losing their best player, Victor Oladipo. It will be incredibly tough, but Nate McMillan has kept his team playing well, so it wouldn’t be absolutely crazy to see them advance.Sure, none of these teams has James, but everyone likes to see something new. We are guaranteed to get that out of the East this year.3. We actually get to talk about basketballDrama follows James. There is no way around it. Is that his fault? Well, to an extent yes, but, that’s just what happens in the current NBA landscape.Think about all of the storylines surrounding the Lakers this year. How many can you name that were centered around basketball?It’s not many. But you absolutely remember the Anthony Davis trade fiasco, Magic Johnson stepping down as president and rumors James didn’t want Luke Walton to be his coach. As much as that might be intriguing to get you through an 82-game regular season, it’s barely about basketball. Now that the playoffs have rolled around we can talk about Mike Budenholzer changing the Bucks’ game to make them one of the best shooting teams in the league, we can discuss how the Warriors’ weakness may be DeMarcus Cousins’ pick-and-roll defense, we can find out how a Russell Westbrook-Paul George combination works without Carmelo Anthony attached to it in the playoffs and we can see how Denver’s home-court advantage in the Mile High City will affect the postseason as a whole.And that’s just the surface stuff. This postseason can and should be about basketball — that is a great thing. For the first time since 2004-05, LeBron James will not be part of the NBA playoff conversation.His Lakers missed the postseason after posting a 37-45 record in his first year with the team and now some new discussions will open up. Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors have no concerns about star’s ankle With James not playing in the postseason, new stars have a chance to make it to the NBA Finals.So how does the conversation change with him being left out? Related News NBA playoffs 2019: Updated odds to win the championship
A Taste of India in Letterkenny is gearing up to feed all hungry Rally fans with exciting offers this weekend.The multi-cuisine takeaway, on Lower Main Street, is a hotspot for hungry customers who want a varied menu to satisfy every craving.From authentic curries to fast food favourites and pizzas – you’ll get a top feed here. Taste of India is located at the heart of Letterkenny’s entertainment scene – just across the road from McCafferty’s Bar – and offers late night opening Taste of India Express A Taste of India has a packed menu of exceptional Indian dishes and delicious vegetarian options. But their fresh kebabs, hoggies and munch boxes really tickle the taste buds late into the night.As a top Tuesday treat, the takeaway offers buy one get one free pizzas. So you pay for one and get two!All special offers and meal deals are just a tap away, as Taste of India have a handy app for all collections and deliveries. Get 15% discount on online orders over €20.Download the app now for all the latest offers: https://tasteofindia-italianpizza.com and discover all the tasty deals for yourself. You can order through the app or call 074 91 25753 Make Taste of India your perfect pit-stop this Rally weekend was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:donegal rallylate-night food letterkennyletterkennyRALLY WEEKENDtakeawaytaste of india
Hundreds of fans, a bright red pheta (turban) and flower-bedecked chariot awaited India’s Olympic hero Gagan Narang when he returned to Pune, his training ground for the past four years, on Wednesday.The ace shooter bagged India’s first medal at the 2012 Games by winning a bronze in the 10m air rifle event on July 30.Upon his arrival, the Olympian went directly to the Balewadi Sports Complex, where he runs an academy called Gun for Glory that trains aspiring shooters.Maharashtra sports minister Padmakar Valvi was also present at the academy to felicitate Narang.”The Maharashtra government congratulates him and we will soon organise a public function for his felicitation,” he said.”The government will extend the lease of the academy for another five years in recognition of the good work that Narang has done,” he added.Valvi said the government will provide a financial grant for ammunition and rifles for aspiring shooters at Narang’s academy.”We are sure that at the 2016 Olympics, he (Narang) will continue to keep the Indian flag flying high,” he added.Narang’s parents were also felicitated at the event.”It is a matter of pride for the country that he won the medal,” his father B.S. Narang said.When Narang took to the podium, flashing his medal, the audience broke into a thunderous applause. “This medal belongs to all of you; it belongs to the country,” he said. Cradling it in his hand, he thanked his family, coach, students at the academy, fans on Facebook (who he “hadn’t been able to reply to”) and friends (who he “hadn’t been able to communicate with”) over the last few busy weeks.advertisement”Thank you for your appreciation of my efforts. It has not been easy; in fact, it’s been tough. Looking at your support, it’s now sinking in that I’ve won something big,” he said.Further in his speech, Narang appealed to parents to allow children to pursue their interest in sports and urged the state government to include sports in the school curriculum. “Sport teaches you a lot; I have learnt a lot from people who didn’t believe in me, that’s where the motivation came from,” he said.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde delighted with Levante rout: Very different to last yearby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was delighted with their 5-0 win at Levante.Lionel Messi shone for the Catalans as the Argentine bagged three goals and provided two assists.”We are happy because last year we played here and conceded five after a whole season without losing,” Valverde said.”That was only a few months ago, they are having a great season and they keep showing that.”We remembered last year and we managed to put it behind us and leave with a clean sheet.”Levante started well on Sunday but ultimately fell short and Valverde says he expected the game to begin as it did.”They started as we imagined,” he said.”We had to change the setup based on the casualties we had so it was difficult for us and they squeezed us.”They’re able to score and dangerous when they counterattack but we had the fortune of opening the score.”
VICTORIA – British Columbia has appointed its first innovation commissioner to advocate for the province’s technology sector in Ottawa, Washington state and abroad.Alan Winter will take on the newly created role for one year, with an option to extend his job based on performance.Premier John Horgan says Winter’s role would create opportunities for tech companies and shepherd innovation across all industries and regions in the province.Winter’s appointment is part of the May 2017 confidence and supply agreement between the NDP and the Green party to support the technology sector.Green party Leader Andrew Weaver says Winter’s position would help B.C. companies tap into existing federal programs.Winter is formerly president of the non-profit organization Genome BC and says in a statement that his first priority will be championing Canada’s so-called digital technology supercluster, a B.C.-led industry consortium.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave liberty to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri, against whom several cases are lodged in West Bengal, to approach the Calcutta High Court for anticipatory bail to enable them to participate in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.The apex court said its interim order of December 12 last year, in which it had said that no coercive action be taken till next date of hearing, will continue to operate until further orders. “We request the high court not to go into the issue of maintainability by relegating to the different sessions courts in whose jurisdiction the FIRs (against them) are lodged,” a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”If such applications for anticipatory bail are filed within four days from today, it is expected that the high court shall take them up expeditiously and dispose them in accordance with law without delay including grant of ad-interim orders to its satisfaction,” said the bench, also comprising Justices M M Shantanagoudar and Navin Sinha. The court passed the order on interim prayer of Gurung and Giri who were seeking protection to enable them to approach the appropriate court for seeking anticipatory bail. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KSenior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for them, had argued in the apex court that numerous FIRs have been lodged against Gurung and Giri and they both were “effectively being prevented from participating in the forthcoming general elections”. They argued that the state government has “political vendetta” against them. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for West Bengal, has opposed their plea seeking protection saying FIRs lodged against them were of serious nature. In its order, the bench said: “Having heard the parties, the prayer for interim relief, in the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case, is disposed of with liberty to approach the high court for grant of anticipatory bail in accordance with law.”
Forget the diamond rings and gold trophies. When Ohio State welcomes Illinois to The Horseshoe on Saturday, the teams will be playing for a wooden turtle.Originally, a real turtle was used as the game’s emblem, but the schools opted for Illy Illibuck, a wooden replica, following its passing in 1927, just two years after the first Illibuck match.Of course, no prize boosts motivation like a wooden turtle.“It would be good to win the turtle,” running back Brandon Saine said hesitantly with a laugh.OSU has won four of the past five meetings with its tortoise-yearning adversaries. That one defeat, however, ruined the Buckeyes’ 10-0 start in 2007.Illinois arrived in Columbus as overlooked underdogs, the No. 1 Buckeyes looking ahead to their regular season finale against rival Michigan, the final roadblock to a trip to the national title game.The Illini escaped Ohio Stadium with a 28-21 victory, leaving OSU — and the BCS system — in shambles.This time around, Illinois looks to spoil the start of the Big Ten season for the Bucks.“I don’t look back at that game,” Illini coach Ron Zook said. “I think people try to bring that up, but that’s history. This is a different ball game. What happened then, happened then and obviously Ohio State remembers it. Our guys remember it. But every game is different and every year is different.”For Illinois, senior quarterback “Juice” Williams holds the key. Williams missed the team’s victory two weeks ago over Illinois State after leaving Illinois’ opener with an injury to his quadriceps.Illinois had a bye week last week, and Zook said Williams should be ready to play come Saturday.“He’s full go. He was not limited in practice,” he said. “He’s got a strained muscle. He doesn’t feel like it’s an issue and the trainers don’t feel like it’s an issue. When he gets out there and starts playing, I don’t think he will even remember.”In Illinois’ upset of OSU in 2007, Williams threw for four touchdowns while completing just 12 passes.This season, however, success has been more difficult to come by.Missouri, which lost its starting quarterback and top two receiving threats to the NFL, crushed the Illini 37-9 in the season’s first week.“I’ll be honest, I never thought we were going to go 12-0,” Zook said. “The first thing out of my mouth after the game was that. That’s a game that you learn from.”OSU coach Jim Tressel ignores Illinois’ opening result, instead focusing on the team’s talent on both sides of the ball.“I felt going into the Big Ten year that Illinois probably had as good a personnel as anyone in the league,” he said. “The explosive ability they have over on the offensive side, the uniqueness they have over on the defense. They’ve got a big, strong front on defense.”Since 2007, the Illini passing game has centered around Williams and junior receiver Arrelious Benn. Benn caught 67 passes for 1055 yards a year ago.“Offensively, Illinois might be one of the most talented teams in the conference,” said cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, who will cover Benn on Saturday.As for the Buckeye offense, Illinois expects to defend a run-heavy attack.“They are typical Ohio State,” Zook said. “They are going to line up, play Smash Mouth, knock you off the ball and try to run it down your throat.”Aside from the running game, Zook said his team has had trouble preparing for OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The Big Ten Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, at 6-foot-6, 235 pounds, presents a matchup problem for any defense.“The thing about Terrelle is that he’s a hard guy to simulate,” Zook said. “He runs really fast and he’s really strong and he’s big. It’s really hard to prepare for a guy like [Pryor] because you don’t want to beat your guys up by trying.”Illinois hopes to lock down on Pryor’s receiving options and stuff the run game, Zook said.“You’re not going to go stop [Pryor],” he said. “What we have to do is understand that he’s going to get his [yardage] and we have to contain the best that we can and give up as few big plays as we can.”The Buckeyes begin Big Ten play on a trek to their fifth consecutive conference title. OSU’s rich history of league success has Illinois motivated to emulate the 2007 game and beat the Bucks at The ‘Shoe.“I think any time you play an opponent, if you’re a competitor you love to compete against the best,” Zook said. “Obviously they’re one of the best.”
The Ohio State basketball team is expected to blow out non-Division I teams, but In the Buckeyes’ Tuesday exhibition game meeting with Walsh, OSU was only 12 points better than the NCAA Division II foe. In their first competitive action since falling in the 2012 NCAA Tournament’s Final Four round, the Buckeyes, ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press preseason top 25 poll, continued prep work for the 2012-13 season with a 83-71 exhibition game win against the Cavaliers Tuesday at the Schottenstein Center. OSU returns three starters – junior forward Deshaun Thomas and junior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. – from the 2011-12 team that finished with a 31-8 overall record on its way to a national semifinal appearance. That trio combined for 36 points in the game with Thomas leading the way with 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting. Craft said Walsh deserved credit for forcing a close result. “They came in and weren’t backing down. We’ve got a lot of things to learn, a long way to go,” Craft said. “The best thing about it is it’s still October.” OSU will compete in one additional closed-door exhibition game before opening the 2012-13 season at the Carrier Classic on the deck of the USS Yorktown against Marquette Nov. 9, in Charleston, S.C. The score was hardly of consequence in the game, though Walsh might have raised some eyebrows after leading OSU for most of the first half and then keeping the final score close as well. The first half was a period of experimentation for OSU coach Thad Matta. The Buckeyes used nine different combinations of players in the opening 20 minutes, and every scholarship player except junior guard Alex Rogers saw time. Perhaps due to the closer-than-expected outcome, Rogers never made it into the game, nor did walk-on sophomore forward Jake Lorbach. In what might have been a glimpse into the team’s future, Matta went with a towering starting lineup, choosing Thomas, Smith Jr., Craft, 6-foot-8 sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross, and 6-foot-11 sophomore center Amir Williams for the start. Thomas said part of the challenge against Walsh was adjusting to the personnel changes. “Coach (Matta), he said he was going to try different guys. That was going to be a test,” Thomas said. “It worked though. A couple players were off to the side by themselves and, you know, that’s what coach is trying to see. He just wants us to stand in a circle and, you know, (There were) a couple guys out of that circle today, but it was a test. Like Craft said, it’s October. We’re going to be a better basketball team.” Matta said the lineup changes may have stunted the Buckeyes’ abilities in the game and he expected that. “I knew going in I was going to start a different starting lineup,” Matta said. “(We were) throwing a lot of different guys in there, which I was OK with. I was OK that we didn’t play as well as we probably wanted to play.” Despite trailing in the early stages of the contest, OSU took the lead for good at the 2:10 mark in the period when Thomas spun to the rack and laid the ball in as he was fouled. The score and the free throw to follow put the Buckeyes up, 29-27. OSU scrambled on the final possession of the half before Craft heaved a last-second 3-pointer to send the Buckeyes into break with a 39-30 lead. Despite the lead, OSU was out-rebounded in the half, 20-13. The Cavaliers didn’t go away quietly in the second half. Walsh senior forward Kenny Kornowski kept his NCAA Division II team in contention with 12 points in the game on 6-of-15 shooting from the floor. Walsh sophomore forward Jeff Copeland also aided in keeping the Cavaliers competitive as he scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting for the visitors. OSU was visibly frustrated in the second half – players clapped in frustration after missed baskets. The team’s anticipated fast-tempo offense was more than Walsh could cope with, though. During OSU’s Oct. 11 media day, players and coaches spoke of the fast-tempo offense and they backed up that talk in the second half against the Cavaliers. The fast-paced offense gave the Buckeyes the points they needed to hold off a Walsh rally. OSU rotated the same 10 players in and out of the game, and closed out the win by the 12-point margin. “It’s frustrating any time you’re losing in a game,” Craft said. “It’s something that you need to experience and you can’t really teach how to play through that, so, facing adversity and facing when things kind of aren’t going your way, that’s something we’re going to have to deal with throughout the year. It’s already hit us. We already have a little taste.”