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  • Patrick Ewing released from hospital and ‘getting much better’ after contracting coronavirus

    first_imgNBA icon Patrick Ewing has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering well after contracting coronavirus.The 11-time All-Star revealed on Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolating in hospital. Ewing’s son, Patrick Ewing Jr, gave a positive update on his father’s condition Monday. “I want to thank all the doctors and hospital staff for taking care of my father during his stay, as well as everyone who has reached out with thoughts and prayers to us since his diagnosis,” Ewing Jr. tweeted. “My father is now home and getting much better. We’ll continue to watch his symptoms and follow the CDC guidelines. I hope everyone continues to stay safe and protect yourselves and your loved ones.”— Patrick Ewing Jr (@pewingjr6) May 25, 2020Ewing’s updated health condition brought joy to plenty of NBA fans, reporters and players.🙏 such good news – Patrick Ewing is out of the hospital as he recovers from COVID— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 25, 2020Love this!!!!!— Roy Hibbert (@Roy_Meets_World) May 25, 2020Good news on Patrick Ewing.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 25, 2020Great news… Patrick Ewing home as he continues to recover— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) May 25, 2020The Big Fella is home. Great news.— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) May 25, 2020🙏🏾 Great news.— Chris Herring (@Herring_NBA) May 25, 2020Good news on Patrick Ewing— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 25, 2020Ewing won a national championship with Georgetown in 1984 and won gold medals with Team USA at the 1984 and 1992 Olympics.The former Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic center was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.last_img read more

  • Twitter reacts to J.R. Smith beating up man who allegedly broke his truck window during LA protests

    first_imgProtests and riots are going on around the country stemming from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Smith, who participated in protests in Los Angeles over the weekend, said his truck was parked in a residential neighborhood away from where looting occurred in the area. Smith defended his actions in an NSFW video posted on his Instagram story.  J.R. Smith will go down in history as the guy who forgot the score in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and cost the Cavaliers a victory. On Sunday, exactly two years after that moment, Smith captured attention again when he kicked and punched someone who allegedly busted out the window of his truck.TMZ obtained a video of the incident. J.R opens up about it 👀— THE NEIGHBORHOOD TALK (@TNHTalk) May 31, 2020″One of these motherf—ing white boys didn’t know where he was going and broke my f—ing window in my truck,” Smith said.Smith, 34, has only appeared in 11 NBA games since the 2018 Finals in which the Cavs were swept by the Warriors. 2 years ago today, JR Smith forgot the score 😅— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 31, 2020He had Twitter buzzing again Sunday. Twitter reacts to J.R. Smith May 31st should be National JR Smith day at this point— 𝗕𝗥𝗬👑 💜💛 (@BryMontana) May 31, 2020If they can’t appreciate you at your JR Smith, they don’t deserve you at your JR Smith.— Asshole Of The Year (@Bdell_1014) May 31, 2020JR Smith is the MVP of the NBA this year. Hands down.— An0maly (@LegendaryEnergy) May 31, 2020JR Smith is my fav player now— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) May 31, 2020Jr Smith when somebody messes with his car:— King9x👑 (@LebronVsWorld) May 31, 2020NSFWJR Smith watching the fight— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) May 31, 2020JR Smith when he saw that mf breaking his window was like— Excommunicado (@JudgementDay89) May 31, 2020last_img read more

  • Iowa State Fair ends, caucus season next for Democratic Party presidential candidates

    first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa State Fair drew nearly two dozen Democratic Party presidential candidates, but the founder of an Iowa Democratic online news site says there was no clear favorite.Pat Rynard, who started Iowa Starting Line in 2015, says candidates who attended the fair were paying more attention than usual to agriculture and how climate change is affecting Iowa farmers.But they also were forced to address immigration and gun control after the El Paso shooting that left 22 dead occurred days before the fair began.“It certainly changed what the candidates spoke about this past week and what the voters were interested in hearing, but that’s one of those moments that you’re able to see how a candidate might respond to it as president,” he states.Rynard maintains most of those who heard the presidential hopefuls speak had four or five favorites, with no one candidate running away with a large segment of the Democratic electorate.Iowa hosts the first-in-the nation caucuses on February 3 of next year, and while the rural state doesn’t select the eventual nominee, it will help whittle down the field prior to Super Tuesday on March 3.Rynard says back in 2015, Bernie Sanders turned heads when more than 1,000 people came out to hear him speak at the State Fair. He says this year, four candidates drew those kind of crowds, including Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.Rynard maintains many voters still will be debating their top choice five months from now.“I do still think with such a huge, fractured field like this, probably 50% of caucus goers are still going to be undecided about one or two months out from caucus night,” he states.For the first time ever, the Iowa Democratic nominating contest next February will have a virtual option, with those participating able to cast their votes over the phone rather than attend in person.The goal is to open the caucuses to more people, especially evening shift workers and people with disabilities, who might otherwise be unable to participate in the process.last_img read more

  • Lake Mills man pleads not guilty in Mason City sexual abuse case

    first_imgMASON CITY — A Lake Mills man accused of sexual abuse in Cerro Gordo County has pleaded not guilty. 20-year-old Benjamin Monson is accused of committing sexual abuse in Mason City twice, on October 31st and November 15th of last year. Court documents state the incidents happened at two different locations, with one of the female victims being unconscious and physically helpless at the time, with the other being forced against her will. Monson recently pleaded not guilty to two counts of third-degree sexual abuse. His trial is scheduled to start on January 14th. If convicted of both charges, he’d face up to 20 years in prison. Monson continues to be held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $20,000 bond.last_img read more

  • Two more cases of COVID-19 in listening area, 41 total cases confirmed, 23 recovered, four remain hospitalized

    first_img12 91 31 Butler342 Floyd 22 21321 1 1 1 Hancock Franklin11131 Wright21 321center_img 1 21 Cerro Gordo266 DES MOINES — Governor Reynolds announced 739 more lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the state for a total now of 7884. Eight more deaths were reported for a total now of 170. Today’s report shows 202 more cases have recovered for a total of 2899.Two more local cases of COVID-19 have been identified, an elderly person in Franklin County and an elderly person in Mitchell County. There’s been 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our immediate listening area — 14 of those cases in Cerro Gordo; nine in Butler; three each in Franklin, Hancock, Mitchell and Wright; two each in Kossuth and Winnebago; and single cases in Floyd and Worth counties.Of those 41 cases, 23 have recovered while four remain hospitalized. Winnebago11 Kossuth11 Confirmed CasesChildAdult (18-40)Middle (40-60)Older (60-80)Elderly (81+)TotalDeathsRecoveredHospitalized 14121 Mitchell Worth 11 Area Total01018112410234last_img read more

  • Kenya’s Jepkosgei smashes women’s half-marathon record

    first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei broke the world record for the women’s half marathon on Saturday in Prague, becoming the first female to beat the 1hr 5min mark.The 23-year-old’s scorching time of 1hr 4min 52sec smashed the previous record set by compatriot Peres Jepchirchir in Dubai in February by 14 seconds.On a sunny day in the Czech capital, Jepkosgei beat compatriots Violah Jepchumba by 30 seconds and Fancy Chemutai by more than two minutes.Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola dominated the men’s race in 59min 37sec, seeing off Kenya’s Josphat Kimutai Tanui and Geoffrey Yegon by over a minute.last_img read more

  • Sebastien Desabre’s Pyramids make impressive African debut

    first_imgAmir Sayoud starred for Belouizdad, creating the first goal for Ahmed Gasmi midway through the opening half and scoring the second eight minutes from time.African newcomers Paradou AC, the other Algerian contenders in the second-tier Confederation of African Football competition, were even more impressive, hammering Guinean visitors CI Kamsar 3-0.The most convincing first leg winners, though, were two other debutants, Esae of Benin and Triangle United of Zimbabwe, who each scored five unanswered goals.Esae triumphed 5-0 away to ASC Snim of Mauritania in Nouakchott and Triangle exploited home advantage to thump Rukinzo of Burundi 5-0 in a southeastern Zimbabwe town.Ulrich Dah Acheffon scored the first and fifth goals for Esae, who had completed their demolition job with a quarter of the match remaining.Allan Takarwisa led the Triangle goal romp, bagging a first half brace to help his club to a 3-0 advantage by half-time.US Ben Guerdane of Tunisia also scored five goals as they trounced Amarat United from South Sudan 5-1 with Brazilians Melo dos Santos and Ricardo Pereira bagging two goals each.Return matches are scheduled for the weekend of August 23/25.Share on: WhatsApp Desabre joined Pyramids after AFCON. PHOTO PYRAMIDS FCGhanaian Antwi stars for PyramidsJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Ghanaian John Antwi scored twice for Sebastien Desabre’s Egyptian outfit Pyramids as they lived up to a billing of being a club to watch in the CAF Confederation Cup this season.The debutants thumped Etoile of Congo Brazzaville 4-1 in a preliminary round first leg to virtually seal a round-of-32 place ahead of the return match in central Africa.Burkinabe Eric Traore and Egyptian Ahmed Ali also netted for the home side, who led by three goals at half-time, while Yan Mukumbu was the lone Congolese scorer.Wealthy Saudi sports official Turki al Sheikh bought underperforming Al Assiouty Sport last year, changed the name of the club and went on a spending spree.The impact was immediate as they finished third behind traditional African and Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek in the national league.French coach Sebastien Desabre was hired after taking Uganda to the knockout phase of the Africa Cup of Nations this year for the first time in 41 years.There was also more signings with former Ahly forward Antwi among those who joined to strengthen the squad for the first African campaign.Assuming Pyramids eliminate Etoile, they are likely to face CR Belouizdad of Algeria, who built a 2-0 home lead over AS CotonTchad of Chad in Algiers.last_img read more