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August 16, 2020

NBA trade rumors: Bulls, Grizzlies have discussed sign-and-trade involving Kris Dunn, Justin Holiday

first_imgChicago acquired Tomas Satoransky last month and also selected Coby White out of North Carolina with the No. 7 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, which makes Dunn expendable. He averaged 11.3 points while shooting 42.5% from the field in 46 games in 2018-19, but, he struggled with turnovers and was inconsistent for long stretches.“I only control what I can control,” Dunn told The Athletic in an interview after the 2018-19 season. “This summer, I’m excited because I actually know what my game is moving forward. The best thing for me is to be aggressive. I think that’s when I’m at my best. When they needed me to be aggressive, look at the numbers. The numbers don’t lie.” Related News The Bulls appear like they’re still shopping Kris Dunn.Chicago has recently discussed a sign-and-trade that would send the 25-year-old guard to the Grizzlies in exchange for wing Justin Holiday, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune, which cites unidentified league sources. NBA trade rumors: Grizzlies explore Andre Iguodala market; Rockets, Mavs interested Holiday, meanwhile, is a free agent and has received interest from at least eight teams, according to an earlier report from The Athletic. He began last season with the Bulls and was sent to the Grizzlies in early January.Holiday averaged 10.5 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 34.8% from 3-point range in 82 total games. NBA free agency rumors: Grizzlies, Tyus Jones agree to $28M offer sheet NBA free agency rumors: Mavericks acquiring Delon Wright from Grizzlies in sign-and-trade deal The Timberwolves originally selected Dunn out of Providence with the fifth pick in the 2016 draft. He spent just one season in Minnesota before he was sent to Chicago as part of the Jimmy Butler deal.“I’m not selfish,” Dunn said. “I do whatever it takes to win. I think the two years I’ve been here I showed what I can do defensively as a point guard. I made big-time shots. I took over games. Some people might let that go under the carpet, but it’s alright because I know what I can do. I’m not scared of the moment.”last_img read more

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August 13, 2020

Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Full results for Talladega race

first_imgThe finish of Monday’s rain-delayed Geico 500, as thrilling as it was, was still a secondary storyline behind what happened before the race.NASCAR came together to support Bubba Wallace, the lone Black driver in the Cup series, a day after a noose reportedly was found in Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway. Drivers and team members walked with Wallace and pushed his car to the front of the line in prerace ceremonies. MORE: Wallace says NASCAR is ‘changing’Wallace led briefly midway through the final stage but eventually ran out of gas in the closing laps. Meanwhile, his best friend, Ryan Blaney, was good on fuel and strong enough to get to the line first by inches. Blaney edged past Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in a wild overtime for his second consecutive win at the track, both in photo finishes.Another chapter written in the book of thrilling @TalladegaSuperS finishes.Once again, it was @Blaney holding off the pack to score the victory. pic.twitter.com/jPEQC91QcA— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 23, 2020MORE: Fellow driver gives Wallace push to pits after fuel runs outBelow are the complete results from Monday’s race at Talladega, which was delayed by weather (rain Sunday and a storm Monday) twice.Who won the NASCAR race at Talladega?Ryan Blaney edged out Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by a nose (officially, seven one-thousandths of a second). Just before that, Blaney shoved Erik Jones out of the way in the drag race to the start-finish line.”I just kind of blocked, just trying to block the best we could,” Blaney told reporters. “Ride the top, ride the bottom. The 20 (Jones) got to my outside, and I tried to go up there to slow him down and . . . I’m not sure, I don’t know . . . three-wide, I hate that I hit him, but just kind of trying to beat and bang to the line and things like that.”Aric Almirola, who also wrecked at the finish, crossed the line backward in third place. Denny Hamlin was fourth and Jones finished fifth.NASCAR at Talladega resultsBlaney ran most of the race up front in a tight pack with his Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. All three represented a strong threat to win even as the lead changed 56 times among 19 drivers. Blaney led the most laps in the race with 63.Wallace moved into contention late in the race, taking the lead with 27 laps to go. He quickly fell back after being passed by Logano and then later ran out of fuel, which ended his quest for a victory. He finished 14th. FinishStartDriverCarLaps1(12)Ryan BlaneyFord1912(20)Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Chevrolet1913(15)Aric AlmirolaFord1914(2)Denny HamlinToyota1915(18)Erik JonesToyota1916(21)Chris BuescherFord1917(8)Alex BowmanChevrolet1918(22)John Hunter Nemechek #Ford1919(7)Kurt BuschChevrolet19110(5)Kevin HarvickFord19111(19)William ByronChevrolet19112(33)Ty DillonChevrolet19113(4)Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet19114(24)Bubba WallaceChevrolet19115(31)Ryan PreeceChevrolet19116(25)Corey LaJoieFord19117(9)Joey LoganoFord19118(26)Michael McDowellFord19119(6)Brad KeselowskiFord19120(16)Tyler Reddick #Chevrolet19121(39)Brendan GaughanChevrolet19122(28)Cole Custer #Ford19123(1)Martin Truex JrToyota19124(14)Ryan NewmanFord19125(10)Clint BowyerFord19026(23)Matt DiBenedettoFord19027(32)Quin Houff #Chevrolet19028(37)Daniel SuarezToyota19029(35)Christopher Bell #Toyota19030(29)Gray Gaulding(i)Ford19031(30)BJ McLeodChevrolet19032(3)Kyle BuschToyota18933(38)Timmy Hill(i)Toyota18534(40)Garrett Smithley(i)Chevrolet18535(27)Brennan Poole #Chevrolet17836(34)JJ Yeley(i)Chevrolet17837(36)Joey Gase(i)Ford14138(11)Chase ElliottChevrolet13539(17)Austin DillonChevrolet13340(13)Matt KensethChevrolet127# Rookie. (i) Ineligible for series points.Average speed of race winner: 146.933 mph.Time of race: 3 hours, 27 minutes, 28 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.007 seconds.Caution flags: 8 for 33 laps.Lead changes: 56 among 19 drivers.Lap leaders: M. Truex Jr 1-4; D. Hamlin 5-7; J. Logano 8-10; D. Hamlin 11-14; J. Logano 15-17; D. Hamlin 18-22; J. Logano 23-26; M. DiBenedetto 27; J. Logano 28-35; K. Busch 36; J. Logano 37-39; W. Byron 40; D. Hamlin 41-42; J. Logano 43; D. Hamlin 44-45; A. Bowman 46; J. Logano 47-49; A. Bowman 50; J. Logano 51; T. Reddick # 52; J. Logano 53-55; T. Reddick # 56-60; R. Newman 61; A. Bowman 62-64; R. Blaney 65; J. Johnson 66; K. Busch 67; R. Blaney 68-69; K. Busch 70-71; R. Blaney 72-73; K. Busch 74; R. Blaney 75-96; B. Poole # 97; R. Blaney 98-105; R. Stenhouse Jr 106; R. Blaney 107-111; R. Stenhouse Jr 112; R. Blaney 113-118; R. Stenhouse Jr 119-121; C. Buescher 122-125; K. Harvick 126; R. Preece 127; C. Elliott 128-130; D. Hamlin 131; R. Blaney 132-142; C. Bell # 143-146; D. Hamlin 147; J. Logano 148-150; W. Byron 151-160; B. Wallace 161; J. Logano 162; R. Preece 163-164; A. Bowman 165-171; T. Reddick # 172-184; R. Blaney 185-189; K. Harvick 190; R. Blaney 191.Leaders summary (Driver, times leading, laps led): Ryan Blaney 10 times for 63 laps; Joey Logano 11 times for 33 laps; Tyler Reddick # 3 times for 19 laps; Denny Hamlin 7 times for 18 laps; Alex Bowman 4 times for 12 laps; William Byron 2 times for 11 laps; Kyle Busch 4 times for 5 laps; Ricky Stenhouse Jr 3 times for 5 laps; Martin Truex Jr 1 time for 4 laps; Christopher Bell # 1 time for 4 laps; Chris Buescher 1 time for 4 laps; Ryan Preece 2 times for 3 laps; Chase Elliott 1 time for 3 laps; Kevin Harvick 2 times for 2 laps; Bubba Wallace 1 time for 1 lap; Brennan Poole # 1 time for 1 lap; Matt DiBenedetto 1 time for 1 lap; Jimmie Johnson 1 time for 1 lap; Ryan Newman 1 time for 1 lap. Stage 1 Top 10: 8,88,22,48,18,12,2,1,9,24Stage 2 Top 10: 47,12,18,2,95,22,43,41,17,24Material from the NASCAR Wire Service was used in this report.last_img read more

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January 12, 2020

New M&CC revenue system to be ready by month end

first_img…as training of staff wraps up City Hall is seeking to implement a new revenue collection system for vendors to deposit their rental fees which is expected to be ready by the end of September.Public Relations Officer (PRO) at the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), Debra Lewis, told Guyana Times the training was ongoing to reclassify employees to fit the new positions which would now be available. When the last training sessions are concluded, and the shifts are confirmed, they will be able to commence this innovative operation.“We’re still in terms of working out the shift system and in terms of the employees because the revenue collectors still have to be classified into issuers and verifiers and so on. We’re still working that out and we’re hoping that by the end of the month, we’ll be able to warrant off,” she said.The announcement to introduce the new system was made in June after the Council believed that it would improve transparency and accountability of the collection process.Accounting Manager of the Council, John Douglas, had given a highlight of some of the mechanisms that would be put in place to facilitate the new system.Currently, revenue collectors from the market section would act on behalf of the Council to manoeuvre around the vendors and apply the charges on behalf of the Council and collect the revenues based on what was owed.However, the new operations would entail reclassifying the roles of the revenue collectors to cashiers, issuers and verifiers. Cashiers would be present at the booths while the issuers and verifiers would be dispatched into the markets.“An issuer would come towards a vendor. They would assess the goods that are on the ground and they would write what is called a ‘slip’. The vendor would be given that slip and the vendor is expected to take that slip towards the cashier booth and make his or her payments,” Douglas had explained.“The verifier comes a little while after on the ground to ensure that the vendor had paid at the cashier booth and the correct amount has been paid for,” he later added.This system would drive a more efficient procedure of obtaining dues from the vendors. The monies would also be obtained in a fashion that is also safer for persons to deposit their cash. Presently, a new database has also been created specifically for this purpose and it is a 24-hour system.Lewis informed that one more field test is expected to be conducted after which the new system will be implemented.“We already have the booth and the mechanisms which is the computer systems. Those are already in place. Everything is in place but it’s just to work out the mode as it relates to the employees. All of them have to be au fait with it so we have to do a test-run which will be part of the training. We took them to the site and that was done sometime last week. We will do another run and by then, we should be ready.”last_img read more

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