LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball land in Lithuania to play for Prienai

first_img“It’s surely no California and it’s cold, but I think we will like it here,” LeMelo told reporters as they walked through the crowd towards the “Party Bus,” which was to take them to Prienai — around 110 kilometers (68 miles) south of Vilnius, the capital.The brothers arrived with their father LaVar Ball, an American media personality and businessman, and the creator of Big Baller Brand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLiAngelo and LaMelo are expected to make their debut on Jan. 9, when BC Prienai hosts Tsmoki-Minsk in a Baltic league game.Most tickets for that night at the 1,200-seat arena have already been sold, according to the box office. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson American basketball players LiAngelo Ball, right, and his brother, LaMelo, poses for a photo upon their arrival at the international airport in Vilnius, Lithuania, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball in December signed one-year contracts to play for Lithuanian professional basketball club Prienai – Birstonas Vytautas from a small of roughly 9000 people in southern Lithuania town Prienai, some 110 km (68 miles) of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)VILNIUS, Lithuania — The brothers of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball landed in rainy Lithuania on Wednesday night to start their career at a local basketball club.The 19-year-old LiAngelo and his younger brother LaMelo, who is 16, signed professional one-year contracts with BC Prienai last month.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BC Prienai, which was the only team in the league without foreign players, finished sixth in the Lithuanian league last year.In basketball-crazy Lithuania, the game is often dubbed the “second religion” and attracts huge crowds to arenas even at small towns. There have been several Lithuania players in NBA teams, including Portland Trail Blazers center Arvydas Sabonis and Zydrunas “Big Z” Ilgauskas at Cleveland Cavaliers.The national team has claimed numerous titles including winning the FIBA EuroBasket three times and has three Olympic bronze medals.LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball land in Lithuania to play for PrienaiADVERTISEMENT Rozier steals spotlight, leads Celtics past Cavaliers Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

Dawson Creek ALS walk to be held Saturday morning

first_imgALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a terminal condition that destroys the voluntary muscles of the body. Shirley Dubois is the coordinator for the event. She is hoping that people from the northern communities come and take part as the Dawson Creek walk is the only one in the area.“I would like to see more people from up the northern Peace area, because we’re the only walk between Whitehorse, and Prince George,” she says. “The awareness, and the fundraising, is most, most important to us.”Dubois adds that there are no limits to the distance people must walk, or donations they can raise.- Advertisement -Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with the walk beginning at 11.last_img

Blake in, then forced out of quarterfinals

first_imgOn Friday, Blake received an early-morning call from ATP officials informing him of the reversal. He said later he had been preparing for a quarterfinal match. “No, I didn’t understand the rule the way it was explained to me,” Blake said. “I wish I would have known it before I went on the court. “If we are talking about this in a legal sense, Evgeny has more of a right to be in the quarterfinals than I do.” ATP chairman and president Etienne de Villiers initially ruled that Blake would have won his round-robin group if del Potro hadn’t retired. But a review of the rules found that an incomplete match can’t count as a match played for the retiring player. That eliminated del Potro based on the tiebreaker procedure and moved Korolev ahead based on his win over Blake in their round-robin match. ATP officials released a statement blaming the confusion on “an incorrect variation of ATP rules.” Blake had been awarded a quarterfinal spot after Argentine player Juan Martin del Potro withdrew Thursday because of respiratory problems during a match with Blake leading, 6-3, 3-1. Blake said that he felt bad for fans who had come out for the quarterfinals expecting to see him play a match against Querrey. He said that he hopes he has a future role in helping to alleviate this problem. “A possible flaw in the rules has been exposed in this round-robin format which will weigh very heavily in a couple of weeks at our (ATP Tour) meetings in Miami,” Blake said. “Unfortunately, it forced me out of the tournament, but hopefully some good will come out of it with the revamping, or possibly the destruction, of the round-robin system. Anything that happens is OK with me.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LAS VEGAS – Top-seeded James Blake was removed from the quarterfinals of the Tennis Channel Open on Friday after ATP Tour officials reversed a ruling that had allowed him to advance because of a competitor’s withdrawal during round-robin play. Evgeny Korolev took Blake’s place in the quarterfinals and defeated Sam Querrey, 6-4, 6-4 . last_img read more