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Tracy McGrady enshrined in Magic Hall of Fame

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tracy McGrady raises his fists as he takes the stage for his enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Springfield, Mass. McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star and a two-time NBA scoring champion who played for seven NBA teams in his 16-season pro career. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tracy McGrady is a Basketball Hall of Famer, meaning he’s already reached the absolute pinnacle of accolades celebrating his playing career.That doesn’t mean he wasn’t deeply moved by the latest gesture.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil McGrady was born in Bartow, Florida, about 60 miles from Orlando. Besides the Raptors and Magic, McGrady also played for Houston, New York, Detroit and Atlanta.“There isn’t anybody more deserving than him to be in the Magic Hall of Fame,” Martins said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback UAAP volleyball: Ateneo bolsters Final 4 bid after tripping UE Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown McGrady was enshrined Tuesday into the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame , a long-deserved hat tip to what the Central Florida native accomplished during his 295-game tenure with the team. The two-time NBA scoring champion went into the Basketball Hall this past September, and said getting recognized by the Magic still meant more than he could express.“Yes, I got inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, but today is special to me,” McGrady said. “On a personal level, growing up in Auburndale, Florida, my mom used to drive over here every summer when I was playing basketball in Orlando … and I used to tell my mom, I would tell my friends that I was going to be wearing this uniform one day.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFew wore it better.Drafted in 1997 about a month after his 18th birthday — by Toronto, Orlando’s opponent on Tuesday night — McGrady went on to play 15 NBA seasons. He was an All-Star seven times, a run that started with each of his four seasons with the Magic, and he remains Orlando’s franchise leader with a scoring average of 28.1 points per game. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery 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 “To say you represented the Orlando Magic well would be a vast, vast understatement,” Magic CEO Alex Martins told McGrady during the ceremony.McGrady’s 62 points against Washington in 2004 remains a Magic single-game record, and he has three of the team’s four highest scoring efforts. The only players to score more points during their tenures in an Orlando uniform are Dwight Howard and Nick Anderson, both of whom played more than twice as many games as McGrady did with the Magic.He signed with Orlando as a free agent, and landing him couldn’t have been easier. McGrady said he once told former Magic coach Doc Rivers after an Orlando-Toronto game to hold a spot for him that summer.“Nobody had to do any recruiting,” said McGrady, who wore jersey No. 1 in honor of his favorite player growing up — former Orlando star Penny Hardaway. “I knew I was coming home.”He’s still with the Magic as well, juggling a job as special assistant to the CEO alongside his duties as an ESPN analyst.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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‘Ghost Rider’ roars past new films

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The comic-book adaptation “Ghost Rider” burned the competition at the weekend box office, fending off a rush of new movies to rake in $19.7 million in its second week, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Sony film, starring Nicolas Cage as a motorcycle stuntman turned Satanic bounty hunter, continued its momentum after debuting last week with $52 million over the four-day Presidents Day weekend, the biggest opening ever for that weekend. “It set the bar so high last weekend that, for any newcomers, it was going to be real tough film to beat,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. Premiering at No. 2 with $15.1 million was the New Line Cinema psychological thriller “The Number 23,” starring Jim Carrey as a man obsessed with the mysterious power of that number. The other new movies included the 20th Century Fox police spoof “Reno 911!: Miami,” which opened at No. 4 with $10.4 million, and “The Astronaut Farmer,” which stars Billy Bob Thornton and debuted at No. 9 with $4.5 million. Thornton plays an ex-NASA astronaut who struggles to build his own rocket in the Warner Bros. film. Disney’s “Bridge to Terabithia,” based on the children’s fantasy novel, slipped to third place with $13.6 million, lifting its total to $46.2 million. Dreamworks’ Eddie Murphy comedy “Norbit” rounded out the top five with $9.7 million. Despite bad reviews, “Ghost Rider” lifted Hollywood out of its box-office slump with revenues up for the second straight week this year. The top-12 movies grossed $101.8 million, up 1.5 percent from the same weekend last year. However, movie attendance to date this year is down 2.2 percent. “Ghost Rider” is based on the Marvel Comic books about motorcycle stunt driver Johnny Blaze, played by Cage, who sells his soul to the devil and gains fiery superpowers. last_img read more

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Iraq to host first international football tournament

first_imgIraq is now “eager to organise a major footballing event and to show that it is ready at all levels”, Iraqi Football Association spokesman Kamel Zaghir told AFP, confirming Basra would host the tournament between 12 Arab countries.For years, Iraq has been busily building and upgrading stadiums and campaigning for its return to the international fold.FIFA’s decision followed an international friendly between Iraq and Saudi Arabia in the ultra-modern stadium in Basra on February 28.Iraq has not played competitive internationals on home turf since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait.The ban, covering all but domestic matches, stayed in place after the US-led invasion of 2003 that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Basra Sports City stadium in the southern Iraqi city is set to host the first international football tournament to be played in the country since the 1950s © AFP/File / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALIBAGHDAD, Iraq, May 21 – Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s.Iraqi authorities late Sunday hailed WAFF’s invitation to host the tournament, following the decision in March of world football’s governing body FIFA to lift a three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football.last_img read more

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TERMON DRAMA GROUP ARE BACK ON STAGE WITH ‘STOP IT NURSE’ NEXT MONTH

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Lights, curtains, action – on February 18, 19, 20 and 21st Termon’s very own Drama team will re-group for their 2016 production ‘Stop It Nurse’.The eagerly anticipated return to the An Craoibhin stage on the back of last year’s four night sell out presentation, another Sam Cree classic, ‘Don’t tell the wife’. Six of last year’s original cast is now joined by several new faces.‘Stop It Nurse’ is set in a Belfast hospital men’s ward during the 1960’s.Two opposing football supporters meet again having ‘bumped’ into each other on their way to the Cup Final football match between Linfield and Glentoran, joining the two patients already on the ward.Comic confusion, Cod Liver oil and ‘Cheery Cherry’ come together in what will be another fabulously funny night out in Termon. Tickets priced at €10.00 are available from: An Craoibhin, Gracie’s Store, Mandy Sweeney, Millbridge petrol station or cast members, but be warned, these tickets are selling fast.TERMON DRAMA GROUP ARE BACK ON STAGE WITH ‘STOP IT NURSE’ NEXT MONTH was last modified: January 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dramaFeaturesFebruarynewsPlayStop It NurseTermonticketslast_img read more

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Atletico Madrid step up interest in Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette

first_img1 Atletico Madrid have opened negotiations with Lyon over a move for Arsenal and Liverpool target Alexandre Lacazette.As talkSPORT told you on Thursday, the Spanish club have made signing the striker a priority amid fears Antoine Griezmann may leave this summer.Griezmann is wanted by Manchester United and Real Madrid, and Atletico view Lacazette as the ideal replacement.Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in the France international too and have been for some time but, according to L’Equipe, Atletico have now begun formal talks with Lyon.The La Liga side are wary of growing interest from England in Lacazette and they want to get a deal done quickly.Lyon reportedly want close to £50m for the player after rejecting offers of around £30m 12 months ago. Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring for Lyon last_img read more

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COIMÍN AND TAOBHÓG LAND COUNTY BUNSCOIL TITLES

first_imgBy Micheál O Dochartaigh: Coimín NS and Taobhóg NS win County Football titles in Glenfinn.In sun-drenched Páirc Taobhóige, Glenfinn, eight schools battled it out to become this year’s Allianz Cumann na mBunscoil County Div 2 champions in both girls and boys football.In the girls competition the following schools took part: Scoil Treasa Naofa, Malin; St Naul’s, Keelogs; Sraith Mór, Glendowan and Scoil Taobhóige, Glenfinn. This year saw one of the most thrilling games ever at schools level with Taobhóg and St Naul’s needing extra time to separate them. Taobhóg eventualling winning by a few points. In the boys section Scoil an Choimín, Glenfinn; Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail, Moville; Fintra NS, Killybegs and Sraith Mór, Glendowan took part. There was certainly some fine displays by the young players and in the end Scoil an Choimín emerged victors for the second successive year with a strong skilful performance all day.Cumann na mBunscol would like to thank Glenfinn club for the use of its excellent facilities, referees Jason Friel and Gerard McHugh, the ladies from Glenfinn for providing refreshments, and County Star Frank McGlynn who presented the prizes.COIMÍN AND TAOBHÓG LAND COUNTY BUNSCOIL TITLES was last modified: June 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Allianz Cumann na mBunscoilScoil an ChoimínTaobhóglast_img read more

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Smith Named MVC Softball Pitcher of the Week

first_imgST. LOUIS – Junior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) of the Drake University softball team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday, April 3. This is the first career MVC Pitcher of the Week award for Smith. On the season, Smith is 10-11 in the circle with a 3.90 earned run average and 59 strikeouts. Smith and her teammates host in-state rival, Iowa, on Wednesday night at Buel Field. First pitch for the midweek non-conference contest is scheduled for 6 p.m.Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Smith was outstanding in the circle in the home sweep of Indiana State this past weekend. She earned all three wins and allowed zero earned runs and just three unearned runs on 15 hits with 10 strikeouts to just three walks in 17.2 innings of work. Smith started the series with the Sycamores with her first career shutout as she scattered five hits with four strikeouts and zero walks. In the second game, she received the win after coming on in relief of freshman Abby Buie. Smith pitched 3.2 innings and allowed zero runs on three hits with one walk and four strikeouts. In Sunday’s finale, she pitched seven innings and allowed three unearned runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts.last_img read more

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Rent prices in Donegal not increasing because of Brexit, claims leading economist

first_imgRent prices in Donegal are not going up because of the uncertainty about Brexit, a leading economist has claimed.Ronan Lyons of daft.ie made the claim in the latest Irish property market survey. While every other county in Ireland recorded a rental price increase, Donegal is not showing the same return.Mr Lyons said “Rents have now been rising almost three times as long as they fell in the crash and the increases show no signs of moderating.“With the exception of Donegal – where Brexit is having a clear effect on the local market – the problem is countrywide, although it is certainly most acute in Dublin.“It is clear that, for those who have to look for a new home in the open market, rental inflation remains well above any reasonable measure of health. But as ever, rents are only the symptom. The cause remains a chronic and worsening lack of rental supply.“Policy must focus on dramatically increasing the construction of urban apartments over the coming years, in order to meet both the backlog of demand and the country’s needs over coming years and decades.’ Rent prices in Donegal not increasing because of Brexit, claims leading economist was last modified: July 19th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brexitdonegalrentronan lyonslast_img read more

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Laudrup plays down Graham exit reports

first_imgSwansea City manager Michael Laudrup has played down reports the club could sell Danny Graham.QPR have made enquiries about the striker and are reported to be considering tabling a bid, while Norwich and Sunderland have also been linked with him.Laudrup recently suggested he would hold talks with Graham, which prompted speculation the player could be on his way out of the Liberty Stadium.But, speaking after his side’s Capital One Cup triumph at Chelsea, Laudrup explained: “I talk to all players who are not playing regularly.“I did the same in August. I want to show them that respect and it doesn’t mean I want them to leave.”Graham’s injury-goal sealed a first-leg victory for the Swans at Stamford Bridge, giving them a great chance of winning the semi-final and reaching Wembley.“We’ve had some great wins this season but to beat the European champions is obviously something very special,” said 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Feather River too much for Redwoods

first_imgThe College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team let another one slip away as they lost at home in the closing seconds to Golden Valley Conference opponent Feather River 89-86 Saturday afternoon.It was a closely contested game from start to finish. With two minutes left, Redwoods (2-17, 0-5) led 84-80. And then Feather River (14-8, 3-2) got hot. After a couple quick baskets and a few defensive stops, Feather River’s Gerard Andrus drew a foul and went to the line with a chance to give his team …last_img