Why Warriors’ Jonas Jerebko not worried about initial hiccups

first_imgOAKLAND— The Warriors’ new arrival has not had much time recently to explore the Bay Area. Jonas Jerebko is too busy figuring out how to fit in with the Warriors.The Warriors even had the day off on Wednesday. That mostly meant Jerebko has more time to learn. Following the Warriors’ season-opening win over Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Warriors assistant coach Chris DeMarco asked Jerebko if he planned to go to the practice facility on Wednesday to resume their daily work with the team’s younger …last_img

Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins begins rehabbing & “highly unlikely” to return for playoffs

first_imgOAKLAND – The last time the Warriors saw DeMarcus Cousins, he hobbled off the court in pain. So when the Warriors saw Cousins at the practice facility exactly a week after suffering a likely … WATCH: Stephen Curry on DeMarcus Cousins being on the disabled list.Click here if you’re unable to view the video or photo gallery on your mobile device.Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!last_img

Jansen to be honoured in New York

first_img20 May 2013 South Africa’s Professor Jonathan Jansen will receive the Education Africa Lifetime Achievement Award for Africa at a gala ceremony in New York on 3 June, it was announced at the weekend. Jansen, the vice-chancellor and rector of the University of the Free State, played a key role in turning the university “away from its apartheid legacy into an institution that is truly representative of what South Africa stands for”, Johannesburg-based non-profit organisation Education Africa said in a statement. “Jansen is being recognized for the great strides he has taken in ensuring integration at a university that once threatened to implode with racial tension and for his continued work towards the transformation of education in South Africa.” In 2010, two years after Jansen was appointed vice-chancellor, the institution was awarded the World Universities Forum Award for Best Practice in Higher Education for the racial integration and harmonisation of its student community. Oprah Winfrey, who was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university in 2011, said at the time: “What has happened here at Free State in terms of racial reconciliation, of peace, of harmony, of one heart understanding and opening itself to another heart, is nothing short of a miracle. It is truly what the new South Africa is all about.” Grammy award-winner Roberta Flack will give a special live performance at the event, which is being hosted at New York’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel by Education Africa and Brand South Africa. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Sammy wins toss, elects to bat against India in 1st ODI

first_imgWest Indies skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and opted to bat against India in the first One-day International at Queen’s Park Oval here today.India have not included off-spinner R Ashwin, opting to go with leg-spinner Amit Mishra.West Indies have left out big-hitting Kieron Pollard and all-rounder Andre Russell.Teams:India: Suresh Raina (c), S Badrinath, Parthiv Patel, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel and Yusuf Pathan.West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Marlon Samuels, Carlton Baugh, Devedra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Kirk Edwards, Anthony Martin, and Ravi Rampaul.– With PTI inputslast_img

NEBRASKA CASINO GAMING BACKERS PONDER NEXT MOVE

first_imgGroups that want to legalize casinos at Nebraska horse racing tracks are trying to decide what to do now that a $1.4 million petition drive has failed to place the issue on the ballot.Supporters say they were shocked to learn this month that petition circulators didn’t gather enough valid signatures to put the issue before voters in the Nov. 8 general election.The 10-month petition drive flopped because nearly 42,000 signatures – more than one-third of the total collected – were declared invalid.Lance Morgan, the CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc., which financed the ballot drive, says petition organizers haven’t reached a consensus but plan to keep pursuing the issue.Anti-gambling activist Pat Loontjer says the failure to gather enough signatures shows that Nebraska voters don’t support casinos.APlast_img read more