Magic’s Gordon headlines All-Star Slam Dunk field

first_imgMOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year His challengers include first-time All-Star Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers, Larry Nance Jr. of the Los Angeles Lakers and rookie Dennis Smith Jr. of the Dallas Mavericks.All four have had their fair share of highlight-reel dunks the first half of the season and should put on a show on the Saturday night before the All-Star Game.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 folkThe three-point contest features last year’s winner, Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets, and 2016 winner Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.Thompson is one of four 2018 All-Stars in the field along with the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George and the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIEScenter_img 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 The rest of the field is composed of the Suns’ Devin Booker, Heat’s Wayne Ellington, and Clippers’ Tobias Harris.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) goes up for a breakaway dunk in front of Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon headlines the field announced Thursday for the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest on February 17 in Los Angeles.Gordon, the 2016 runner-up, will be taking part for the third straight year.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases James Harden leads Rockets past Spurslast_img read more

Lalit Modi faction welcomes dissolution of RCA

first_imgThe Lalit Modi faction has welcomed the dissolution of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) by the Registrar of Societies and the appointment of an ad-hoc body in its place.The dissolution happened under the Sports Act, which empowers the Registrar to dissolve an executive committee, if there have been some irregularities. The action was initiated after the Registrar of Societies investigated the complaint by RCA secretary Rajendra Singh Nandu and treasurer Pinkesh Porwal had complained to the Registrar of Societies Neeraj K Pawan.”Since Rajasthan is the only state where Sports Act governs, there is no other state like that in India. So, under its provisions, me along with treasurer Pinkesh Porwal… a total of 16 district members registered a complaint with the Registrar of Societies that cricket activities have not happened here, which is open flouting of Sports Act, the audit of accounts that we have to do every year, did not happen and the rest irregularities that were there with regard to the bills, about that. The Registrar did the work of investigating two out of three points and found the RCA guilty and so far, even the Constitution was not registered as required under the Supreme Court’s Lodha panel. The Registrar has done the complete investigation. The investigation went on for 50-55 days. Enquiry officer conducted the enquiry. The Registrar himself gave two notices and in the end, he found guilty…”, Rajendra Singh Nandu said to India Today.Ruchir Modi, son of Lalit Modi welcomed the dissolution and the appointment of an ad-hoc body.advertisementIn a statement, Ruchir Modi mentioned, “The RCA is an institution built over the years. But, under the myopic leadership of CP Joshi, it’s prestige became all-time low. He had an excellent platform to develop the sport in the state. Instead, he utilised the time in politicking and lowering the esteem of the RCA. His run-ins with Hon Secretary Shri Nandu was uncalled for. He should have applied more thought on taking RCA as a body and as a team forward. Joshi has to introspect and realise the damage he has caused. All the work done by the previous administrators has now been wasted. We wholeheartedly support the appointment of an ad-hoc body to set the ills of the state association right. We will offer unconditional support to the new set-up. It is time for Rajasthan cricket to reboot and start afresh with the players’ interest.ALSO READ: Govt providing protection to ‘4Ms’ — Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Vijay Mallya: Conglast_img read more