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NBA free agency: Quinn Cook agrees to two-year deal with Lakers

first_imgThe Los Angeles Lakers wanted Kawhi Leonard to join their team. After Leonard unexpectedly declined their offers to sign with the crosstown Clippers, the Lakers quickly shifted to their back-up plan. That entailed getting role players still left in a thinning free-agent market.Quinn Cook became one of those options Saturday, agreeing to a two-year, $6-million deal to join the Lakers, first reported by Yahoo! Sports. The Warriors had rescinded a $1.9-million qualifying offer to Cook on …last_img read more

Kurtenbach: Jimmy Garoppolo’s nightmare practice highlights a big concern for the 49ers

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Training camp is supposed to be a time where teams find answers.But heading into the most important stretch of their preseason — two joint practices with the Broncos in Colorado on Friday and Saturday and then an exhibition game against them at Mile High Stadium on Monday — there are still an awful lot of questions surrounding these 49ers.Questions about health, depth, scheme, and spending. So much — too much, perhaps — about these Niners seems to be in flux. It’s simply …last_img read more

Why Billboard.com is Destined for Failure

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Billboard.com currently attracts about 4 million unique visitors each month. Compare that to the conservative Quantcast estimates of MOG at 7.7 million monthly visitors and Imeem at a whopping 16 million monthly uniques. Although it is expected that Billboard will see a traffic spike due to its recent web redesign, it’s doubtful that it will increase its numbers to rival those of today’s top music communities. We need to remember that while Billboard is still a reputable music industry news source, it is completely irrelevant to cool hunters. By the time a single reaches Billboard’s charts and gets featured for streaming, Hype Machine and Imeem users are more than familiar with them. In fact, they’ve probably grown bored with the multiple remixes and have decided to form a backlash movement against them. Let’s face it, Billboard, Spin and Rolling Stone magazine have become irrelevant to the younger generation of music fans. In fact, Forbes just published a story on how music network Pitchfork is replacing them. And you know if Forbes thinks Pitchfork is the next big thing, then the über hip have already left in droves. One of Threadless’ top selling shirts bares the slogan, “I listen to bands that don’t even exist yet.” If you’re on the bleeding edge of music, you probably want to stick to your favorite music site rather than switching to the bubblegum selection of Billboard’s mainstream offerings. Related Posts Tags:#music#web dana oshiro Musicians and their fans are meant to be hip, sometimes tragically so. RWW recently reviewed 18 streaming music services and our readers still had at least a dozen more suggestions. New and innovative music sites are springing up like daisies this summer, so at first glance when Billboard magazine announces the launch of their new online community, smaller independent sites should be shaking in their boots. Powered by streaming music from Lala.com, a Ticketmaster concert sales engine and All Music Guide’s artist info, Billboard aims to offset waning sales and encourage a new generation of fans. The site offers newly searchable charts, music news, artist interviews and videos. Billboard’s vice president of online Joshua Engroff also spoke about the company’s plans to launch iPhone and Facebook applications. The company stresses the fact that subscribers and non-subscribers will be able to search charts at no cost and listen to singles before choosing to purchase them. Nevertheless, despite Billboard’s hopes to further evolve into a consumer brand, I can’t help but think the web redesign is too little and too late. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Duke’s Zion Williamson wins AP men’s college player of the year

first_imgThe open-court moves more nimble than his 6-foot-7, 285-pound frame should allow.Even the freak occurrence of one of his feet tearing through its shoe in a fall to the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHandling all that attention became maybe the biggest lesson for the freshman, who quickly became the face of college basketball and the game’s biggest star in years — then fittingly finished as The Associated Press men’s player of the year.“I was comfortable with it because you don’t really have a choice,” Williamson said in an interview with the AP earlier this week. “I think if you try to force it out, then it’s going to bother you. … My mom just told me to look at it as a lot of kids would wish to be in my position, so if it does bother me, I just think about it like that.” Williamson said there’s “obviously a high possibility” he enters the draft but he’s not ready to make anything official as he enjoys being a college student a little longer with plans on taking summer classes toward a degree.Williamson said he has no regrets, calling the season “the most fun I’ve ever had in my life.”“My mom would tell me, ‘College is something you don’t want to miss out on’ because not only have I enjoyed the basketball side of coming to Duke, I’ve enjoyed being a student here just as much,” Williamson said. “The relationships I’ve built with the students here — like talking to kids I guess people wouldn’t picture me talking to, hanging out with them — it’s bigger than basketball.”VOTING BREAKDOWNZion Williamson, Duke — 59R.J. Barrett, Duke — 2De’Andre Hunter, Virginia — 1Ja Morant, Murray State — 1Cassius Winston, Michigan State — 1 DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew There was the charisma, too. He projected a self-assured ease amid the crush of postgame interviews, even routinely having walk-on Mike Buckmire join him as a wingman as though bringing his teammate into his unique orbit. “It’s been remarkable what he’s done,” said North Carolina coach Roy Williams, who recruited Williamson. “There hasn’t been many guys like that to come down the road. So the attention he’s gotten, I think he’d deserved. … He’s driven a different ship.”That February shoe blowout illustrated just how different.Williamson missed nearly six full games after injuring his knee in the fall, which had his left foot sticking through the side of his Paul George signature shoe from Nike. The bizarre image wounded Nike’s day-after stock price and had some arguing that he shouldn’t return to protect his pro stock.That was never an option for Williamson. He returned in the ACC Tournament sporting a reinforced pair of Kyrie Irving Nikes, which followed Nike representatives visiting Duke’s campus to sort out what went wrong.The unusual moments of stardom didn’t stop there, either.“Cars will be driving by (on campus) and I mean, they’ll just stop,” Williamson said with a chuckle. “In the middle of the road. And people will jump out of the car and get pictures. I’m looking at my watch, I have two minutes to get to class and my class is a five-minute walk. … I’ll look at them and they’ll be so high, I’m like, ’Yeah, I got you, I’ll take the picture.”He also frequently encountered Duke fans waiting near the practice gym for autographs.“You’ve got 20 minutes before that clock starts for practice, you’ve got like 20 people outside,” Williamson said. “You’re like, ‘I don’t think I can do this.’ So then it comes down to: do I say no? Or do I tell them to wait?“I’ve been in a lot of situations. Sometimes they understood, other times they weren’t so accepting of it. But I guess that’s part of life.” Williamson claimed 59 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters before the NCAA Tournament in results released Friday. Freshman teammate RJ Barrett earned two votes as a fellow AP first-team All-American, while Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter, Michigan State’s Cassius Winston and Murray State’s Ja Morant each earned one vote.Williamson had hoped to be in Minneapolis preparing for Saturday’s national semifinals like Hunter and Winston. But the Blue Devils fell to Winston’s Spartans in the Elite Eight as the top overall seed.“I was just telling (teammates) don’t let nobody tell you this season was a disappointment, because people have got to understand it’s March Madness,” he said, adding: “I mean, winning the championship is not a cakewalk.”In a likely one-year college stop for a possible top overall NBA draft pick, the 18-year-old Williamson averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds while ranking second nationally by shooting 68%. He also ranked among the Atlantic Coast Conference leaders in steals (2.12) and blocks (1.79).Williamson’s play was marked by breathtaking athleticism to go by, through and over anyone to get the ball (look at his personal-favorite 360-degree dunk against Clemson or his rapid-closeout swat of Hunter’s shot at Virginia for proof).ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duke freshman Zion Williamson answers questions at a news conference where he was awarded the Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year award at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MINNEAPOLIS — Just about everything Zion Williamson did at Duke created a highlight or headline in a spectacle of a season.The soaring dunks.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Philippines bows to Thailand anew in Davis Cuplast_img read more