Premier’s All-Ireland hopes dashed

first_imgMayo defeated the Premier County by 2-13 to 0-14 in today’s semi-final at Croke Park and will play either defending champions Dublin or Kerry in the decider on September 18th.Tipp make a good start to the game and by the 25th minute had build up a 0-6 to 0-3 lead, despite having Robbie Kiely black-carded.However, their momentum was interrupted by a goal by Jason Doherty of Mayo just shy of the half hour mark. The Connacht side made the most of that boost and went in at the break leading 1-10 to 0-7.Liam Kearns’ team got the opening score of the second half through a Michael Quinlivan free which was followed soon after by a point from Bill Maher.Moments later Tipperary had their best goal chance but Josh Keane’s effort was saved by the Mayo ‘keeper.The Premier County’s prospects of going to Croke Park again next month were dented by two key incidents – a second goal for Mayo from Conor O’Shea and the sending off of Tipp’s Bill Maher.Tipperary’s weren’t helped by the failure to score for twenty minutes of the second half either – they didn’t register between Hawkeye deciding that a Michael Quinlivan point didn’t go between the points and one from the Clonmel Commercials that was deemed to be legitimate.Despite the dissapointment of missing out on a place in the All-Ireland Final this year’s championship efforts is Tipperary’s best since 1935.The hope now for management, players and football followers across the Premier County is that the achievements of this year can be built upon.last_img read more

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Arsene Wenger wants England to pick fit-again Arsenal star for Euro 2016

first_img Jack Wilshere in action for Arsenal Arsene Wenger is backing Jack Wilshere to play for England in Euro 2016.The Arsenal midfielder has yet to make a single appearance this season having been sidelined for eight months with an ankle injury.But he is now back in full training with the Gunners and Wenger insists he will be ready for his country – if called upon – this summer.Roy Hodgson has suggested he will pick Wilshere in his squad if he proves his fitness in time and the 24-year-old’s inclusion would be welcomed by his club boss.Asked it taking Wilshere to France would be a gamble, Wenger replied: “If he’s completely fit, no.“When you’re a national team coach, you can take a gamble on one player but certainly not on five. He has to consider the whole situation. You can certainly take a chance on just one player.”When asked whether he would prefer to see Wilshere stay at home, the Arsenal manager added: “You want your players to compete.“When you’re a footballer you want to compete at the top level and what is important is that Jack, who is frustrated enough, regains confidence.“It’s very important for his confidence that he can go to the Euros and he can play. It’s also important to have a player of his quality available.”Wilshere could play in Arsenal’s Under-21 clash with Blackburn on Friday, and has been pencilled in for a return to the first-team squad in the next fortnight.But Wenger insists he will not rush his comeback and will keep a close eye on his developments.“I’m cautious with him now but, to be back fully competitive, it will take a few weeks,” he added.“Once he will be completely fit and competitive, he will be available for Arsenal and for the national team. Why not?” 1last_img read more

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Donegal dad defies MS to take on one of the world’s toughest races

first_imgConor Carey is about to become Ireland’s first person with progressive MS to take on one of the world’s toughest cycling challenges.Inishowen native Conor, aged 45, was diagnosed with MS three years ago. The disease came as a shock to the father-of-two, but he took on advice from medics to change his outlook on life and strive for good health.In just one week, Conor is heading to the Alps to take part in the Cykelnerven in aid of the International Fund for Research into Progressive MS and Donegal Multiple Sclerosis. This race is Europe’s most unique and challenging charity cycling event, charting over 355km of the toughest climbs from the Tour De France.Conor CareyBut Conor has the training and mindset to face all the physical and mental challenges that come with this race.“Although living with MS is challenging, but I remain positive and enjoy life as much as I can. I have a strong faith and loving support and hopefully a cure for this terrible disease is right around the corner,” he said.If you would like to support Conor’s charity challenge in aid of MS supports and research, please visit the GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/progressive-ms-research Donegal dad defies MS to take on one of the world’s toughest races was last modified: June 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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Soccer City one of world’s best: Blatter

first_img3 June 2010 South Africa’s majestic Soccer City Stadium, venue for both the opening and final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, has won rave reviews from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who described it as “a five-star stadium” and one of the most beautiful in the world. Speaking during the official stadium hand-over ceremony in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning, Blatter said Soccer City – which resembles an African calabash with its round shape and charming patchwork of colours – was “one of the best venues” in the world. “This is a great day for Fifa, to be here at this magnificent stadium,” Blatter said. “The minister of sport, Mr Stofile, said Soccer City is the flagship for South Africa and the African continent. I will go further and say this stadium is a flagship of the world. “It is one of the most beautiful stadiums; I can compare it with Wembley Stadium just outside London.”A job well done Blatter told South Africans that they should be proud of their efforts to make the World Cup a success. “Yes this is a Fifa World Cup, but the people who have done the homework and the hard work are South Africans. We would therefore want to express thanks to them. “What will happen at this stadium is part of history – you will have eight games played by some of the best teams. Some of the best players in the world are going to play in this venue. Now that the stadiums are ready, the whole world will now focus on South Africa. “The world is now going through emotions, waiting for the games to begin.” Blatter said that one of his wishes was to see Nelson Mandela at the opening game between hosts South Africa and Mexico on 11 June. “The biggest legacy of this World Cup will be the celebration of African humanity, and no one better represents that than Nelson Mandela. We hope that Madiba will be at the opening game here; this has been part of his legacy, and he has worked hard for this project.”Waiting for the world Speaking on behalf of the South African government, Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile said he had no doubt that Africa’s first Fifa World Cup would be “like no other; it will be different in many ways. “We have travelled a long road to be where we are, we have experienced setbacks, but importantly, we have tasted many victories,” Stofile said. “This has been a unique journey for this country. Our stadiums are all ready, the road and infrastructure is in place. We are now waiting for the people to come and be part of this event.” Following the Soccer City handover, Blatter also opened the International Broadcast Centre – the hub of broadcast production for the World Cup – which is located next to the stadium. Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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Managing wheat for profitability

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There is growing evidence reaffirming the important role the inclusion of wheat in the crop rotation can have on total farm productivity and water quality. This combined with strong grain and straw yields in 2016 may have more farmers thinking about wheat this fall. But, to maximize the benefits of wheat, it must be properly managed.“Wheat is not a four-letter word, but you have to manage it. We spend a lot of time doing our own wheat research on varieties, seed treatments, fungicides, growth regulators and other factors,” said Jim Howe with Star of the West Milling Company based in Michigan. “Our most exciting plot went 145.7 bushels per acre for white wheat. In Ohio, you should be able to blow the doors off these yields. Mathematically, wheat can produce 400 bushels per acre. It is what we do or don’t do that can make a difference.”The folks at Star of the West understand the frustrations that can accompany growing wheat and the financial struggles for farms to justify the crop. But at the same time, they also know that they need a good quality supply of wheat for their business to be successful and are working to find the best, and most profitable, wheat production practices for farms in their test plot work.“If it doesn’t pay for itself, we don’t recommend it,” Howe said. “One of the major factors influencing yield is planting date. Much of the strategy for success means getting tillers in the fall. Plant as early as you can possibly plant.”There is a bit of disagreement between Howe and OSU Extension specialists on the ideal planting date for Ohio wheat. Extension, of course, recommends planting after the fly free date in the county (ranging from Sept. 22 for northern counties to Oct. 5 in the south). Howe is more interested in early-planted wheat.“We talk a lot about Hessian flies, but I have never seen one. I want to err on the early side rather than late,” Howe said. “Planting depth is also critical because of emergence that affects flowering periods that affect sprouting. Plant as early as possible with 1.5 million to 2 million seeds per acre, planting higher populations later in the season.”Ohio State University Extension recommends lower rates of 1.2 and 1.6 million seeds per acre planted uniformly at 1.5 inches deep. For drills with 7.5-inch row spacing this ends up being about 18 to 24 seeds per foot of row with normal sized seed.“When wheat is planted on time, actual seeding rate has little effect on yield, but high seeding rates (above 30 seeds per foot of row) increase lodging and the risk of severe powdery mildew development next spring. During the 2014-2015 season with funding from the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program, we conducted a wheat seeding rate study at three locations in Ohio (Crawford, Pickaway, and Wood counties),” wrote Laura Lindsey, Ohio State University wheat specialist in the CORN Newsletter. “We seeded wheat at 0.25, 0.50, 1, 1.5, and 2 million seeds per acre. On average, there was a nine bushel per acre yield reduction when seeding rate was reduced from 2 to 0.25 million seeds per acre. Economic return tended to be greatest when wheat was seeded between 1 to 1.5 million seeds per acre. There is no evidence that more seed is better, it only costs more money.”Everyone agrees that careful consideration of fertility is also important for wheat.“Managing tillers is very important and that can be done with proper nitrogen management — N promotes tiller growth and four to six tillers are ideal,” Howe said. “In the spring, wheat needs N to break dormancy and applying N as early as weather conditions allow helps. We consistently pick up bushels by split applying nitrogen. Apply N at green-up using a mix of slow release N.”OSU Extension recommends application of 20 to 30 pounds of actual nitrogen per acre at planting to promote fall tiller development with phosphorus and potassium needs determined by a soil test.“Wheat requires more phosphorus than corn or soybean, and soil test levels should be maintained between 25 parts per million (ppm) to 40 ppm for optimum production. If the soil test indicates less than 25 ppm, then apply 80 to 100 pounds of P2O5 at planting, depending on yield potential,” wrote Ed Lentz in the CORN Newsletter. “Do not add any phosphorus if soil test levels are higher than 50 ppm. Soil potassium should be maintained at levels of 100, 120, and 140 ppm for soils with cation exchange capacities of 10, 20, or 30 millequivalents, respectively. If potassium levels are low, apply 100 to 200 pounds of K2O at planting, depending on soil CEC and yield potential. In Ohio, limed soils usually have adequate calcium and magnesium. Soil pH should be between 6.3 and 7. Wheat generally does not respond to sulfur on most Ohio soils unless fields are sandy, low organic matter, low CEC, and/or have a history of sulfur response. Sulfur should be applied on responsive soils in the spring unless applying elemental sulfur.”Howe said it is also important to scout early and often for weeds, aphids and other factors.“We are at the end of April or the first of May when we start thinking about spraying weeds and we are not that far from Ohio,” Howe said. “Weed control is a must. I will not use 2,4-D or dicamba. It is an extra trip.”Managing to prevent vomitoxin in wheat is a necessity. This starts with variety selection. Depending on the area of Ohio, it is important to find wheat varieties with good resistance to powdery mildew, Stagonospora leaf blotch, and leaf rust in addition to resistance to head scab that can lead to vomitoxin.“Vomitoxin is a fungus and it makes non-ruminant animals throw up. That is where it gets the name. There is not a food company that is even willing to approach the federal guidelines in terms of food safety. No one wants it,” Howe said. “In the old days we could grind up those middlings in poor quality wheat and sell them for cattle feed, but today we have to pay to send them to a landfill. The standards have gone up that much and it makes a tremendous difference in what we can accept and what we can’t.”Vomitoxin needs the right set of conditions to be a problem, but unfortunately those conditions are not uncommon in Ohio.“It needs a host, rain during flowering and a pathogen. The mold that is in the soil to rot corn stalks is what causes vomitoxin. If you have corn, you have the mold. We leave crop residue on top of the soil and the pathogen is there so you should avoid planting wheat into corn residue. Burying stalks is a benefit,” Howe said. “We can’t predict the weather so if you plant wheat, you’d better plan on spraying fungicides. That is not a silver bullet, but they do reduce vomitoxin.“You’re going to want to look at a fungicide program particularly at heading, which on a Feekes scale is a 10.51. Spray Prosaro using the highest labeled rate if you’re following corn. And you are going to want to watch the weather, but the real take home is that you need to deliberately plan on just spraying a fungicide to protect the kernel and harvest as soon as you can possibly harvest. By doing those things you can alleviate a lot of the potential for both sprouting and vomitoxin.”Howe has also seen some success with other products.“We have the most dramatic improvements with growth regulators. Palisade shortens node spacing and that increases the response to nitrogen,” he said.Then, once the crop is ready, make sure the equipment is ready to harvest a high quality crop.“Clean the trucks, combines and grain bins and harvest early,” Howe said. “Combines make a nice home for four-legged fur bearing creatures that like to move in in the fall and then ride to the elevator in the truck after harvest.”With careful management, wheat can once again be a valuable part of Ohio’s crop rotations.“If you go with a full management program with wheat, I think we can easily go for a 140-bushel to 150-bushel range in Ohio and go up from there,” Howe said.last_img read more

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AJ Baltes, Aug. 24

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We finally got some rain. Early last week we got 1.75 inches and I heard anywhere from 2.5 inches down to .75-inch rains around here. It came down pretty hard for the first 1.25 inches and we got the other half inch in two other rains after that, so it had a little time to soak in.The rain will help finish up the early-planted stuff and really help the late-planted stuff. We have corn that is anywhere from full dent to still filling out kernels yet. I had a customer do some chopping last week before the rain and it was yielding really well for him.In some areas, the dry weather got pretty bad and in other areas it still looks pretty nice. Some of the later stuff will still be determined by the fall and how late of a frost we get. I am going to look at some more corn tonight we are going to be chopping and they said it looks pretty good.We saw a little northern corn leaf blight when we were looking at fields, but not as much as what we normally get. There is a little disease in the beans here and there but nothing major and there was some insect leaf feeding but not anything that will hurt yields. Overall, stuff looks pretty good but it really will be hard to tell until the combines get in the fields, especially the beans.The beans that we first planted are just starting to turn color and get a little yellow in them. They should be finishing the pods out. The later beans were flowered before this rain with just a few pods at the bottom, so I am hoping the rain will get more pods on them and get them filled out.There are more chances for rain on Sunday and through next week. It is Fair week, so we will probably get rain at least one day I would think. Hopefully we get a late frost and those beans can keep growing. If so, I think they’ll do alright.There has been quite a bit of second cutting grass hay taken off around here in between the rains over the last couple of weeks. A lot of guys were waiting for another rain to cut and I think it could make a big difference. I am guessing the guys with alfalfa are on the third or fourth cutting.We are green chopping some cover crops for a neighbor’s beef cows today. It is a 15-way after-wheat blend we mixed up. It makes a decent amount of tonnage. We don’t have to go too far before we get a forage wagon filled up. We chop it high so it can regrow and overwinter. It is a chance to get out on some of the old equipment because we have an Oliver Super 77 and we run on that.last_img read more

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Horford, Irving lead Celtics past Bucks

first_imgHorford had 27 points and nine rebounds, held league scoring leader Giannis Antetokounmpo in check for longstretches and sank back-to-back 3-pointers late in the third quarter as the Celtics beat the Bucks 96-89 on Thursday night.“He was great on both ends of the floor,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “He guarded Giannis a large part of the night and I thought did a great job on him and then he obviously hit the big 3s.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTS SEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKyrie Irving added 24 points and seven assists for Boston, which avenged a loss to Milwaukee in Boston earlier this month.The game was played at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, formerly known as the MECCA, which served as the Bucks’ home from 1968 until the team moved into the Bradley Center in 1988. The Bucks chose to play one game this season at the 11,000-seat arena to mark the team’s 50th anniversary. The Bucks will move into a new arena next season. Antetokounmpo had 28 points. Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon added 15 apiece.Antetokounmpo, who came into the game leading the league with nearly 37 points per game, scored just 11 in the first half before matching that total in the third quarter as the Bucks built a seven-point lead midway through the period.“(Antetokounmpo) is a guy that wills his way to the paint, and the big challenge for me was to stay between him and the basket and make him shoot over me,” Horford said.Horford held Antetokounmpo in check until the third quarter.“In the first half, I couldn’t make plays for my team because there was a lot of people in the paint,” Antetokounmpo said. “In the second half, things opened up a little bit. I was trying to be aggressive and make something happen.”ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo leaps for a dunk but is fouled by Boston Celtics’ Aron Baynes during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks wanted to play a game in the aging arena where the team got its start to celebrate the franchise’s half-century in existence.Al Horford and the Boston Celtics spoiled the party.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Celtics grabbed control in the fourth, building a 12-point lead midway through the period before Tony Snell sank back-to-back 3-pointers, bringing the capacity crowd to its feet and forcing a timeout. The Celtics quickly built the lead back to double digits, but the Bucks briefly rallied again. Brogdon’s layup brought Milwaukee within five points with just under 4 minutes remaining but the Bucks would get no closer.The Celtics jumped out to a 10-point lead early in the first quarter and led 28-23 after the period, led by Irving’s nine points. The Bucks led 44-43 at the half on a late running dunk by Middleton. Irving had 16first-half points.TIP-INSCeltics: G Marcus Smart, who sat out the previous two games with a sprained left ankle, returned to action, scoring eight points in 26 minutes. … F Daniel Theis made his first career start.Bucks: Brogdon returned after missing one game with a left ankle sprain. … DeAndre Liggins received a technical foul after blocking Terry Rozier’s shot, then standing over him after he fell to the floor.RETURN TO THE MECCAThe game was played on a replica of the colorful MECCA court, designed by pop artist Robert Indiana in 1977. “It’s a little cozy,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said of the arena.Stevens made several trips to the arena while coaching in college at Butler University, a one-time Horizon League member along with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which plays its home games there. “It’s fun to be part of these types of games, when you talk about the history of this building and what it has meant to Milwaukee and the NBA,” Stevens said.The Bucks wore uniforms designed after those from their inaugural season in 1968. Jon McGlocklin, known as “Mr. Buck,” addressed the crowd before the game. McGlocklin played on the first team, scored the first basket in team history and started on the 1971 championship squad. He’s a long-time television analyst for the team.ARENA ACCOLADES“It was great to see the intimacy of those seats out there, as well as the fans kind of being right on top of us,” Irving said.Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova, who was born two years after Milwaukee played its last game at the arena, enjoyed the experience. “It was a cool experience playing here and hearing a lot of stories from local people in Milwaukee when they attended games here.”Milwaukee center John Henson described the conditions on the court as “chilly,” but he appreciated the opportunity, nonetheless. “I thought the floor was nice. It was cool just to see the colors.”UP NEXTCeltics: Visit Miami on Saturday night.Bucks: Visit Atlanta on Sunday to start a six-game road trip. 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Adamson sends UST to brink of elimination, Ateneo upends UP

first_imgPH 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 Chumason Njigha and Gian Glorioso added 14 points apiece for the Blue Eagles with Antony Koyfman pitching in 12.John Mark Millette had 15 points for the Fighting Maroons who hold a league-worst 1-10 card.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Adamson University hit two birds with one stone after turning back University of Santo Tomas in fie sets, 20-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-14, 15-9, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Soaring Falcons got a share of the third spot with Ateneo after improving to a 7-4 record while the Tiger Spikers dropped to 4-7 and are one game away from falling out of the Final Four race.ADVERTISEMENT Wolves beat Heat as Dwyane Wade misses at buzzer LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Paolo Pablico put up 23 points to lead Adamson while Leo Miranda and George Labang had 17 and 15 points, respectively.Manuel Medina had 15 points for UST.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, logisticsIn the other game, the Blue Eagles survived University of the Philippines in five sets, 25-16, 25-21, 23-25, 25-22.Ron Medalla led Ateneo with 21 points while Ishmael Rivera had 15 points. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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Shorter season? Shorter games? Silver ponders NBA format

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess If it even keeps an 82-game season.Silver mentioned everything from shorter games to a shorter season Friday as ways the NBA could make its future product better for players and fans.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, logistics“The format we have in place now — I’m a traditionalist on one hand, but on the other hand it’s 50 years old or so, presenting an 82-game season, and there’s nothing magical about it,” Silver said.“I think it’s on the league office to always be challenging the way we do things, to be paying attention to changing viewer habits, a changing marketplace, a new world of the way media is presented, often on smaller devices, less on screens, people having shorter attention spans, and saying, ‘This is an incredible game, it’s never been more exciting, the athleticism has never been greater, fantastic players coming from all around the world, but what’s the best way to put the season together?’” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “That’s why I’m particularly interested in looking at different kinds of formats — at midseason tournaments, for example, play-in tournaments — because even accepting that players have so many miles on their bodies, there may be better ways to present it,” Silver said. “Assuming guys are going to play 82 games, maybe there should be a certain number of games in the regular season and then there should be two tournaments throughout the season.”He acknowledged that model would require a change of thinking in American fans, who are used to only caring about the winner of the NBA Finals.Silver also mentioned the possibility of trimming games from 48 minutes to 40, which is the length of college and international games.He cautioned that none of the changes he discussed after the league’s Board of Governors meetings were close to being implemented, and would continue to be studied within the league, perhaps for a few years.“Part of it is just the formality that they need to be negotiated with the Players Association, but even if the Players Association came to us and said, ‘You guys know best, what is it you want,’ I wouldn’t know how to answer it,” Silver said. “I think it’s going to require a lot more research, a lot more thoughtfulness on behalf of the teams, players and the league working together.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Luke Walton out as Lakers coach after 3 losing seasons Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:42PH 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Silver has focused on player health as commissioner, opening the regular season earlier to reduce the frequency of back-to-back games, and lengthening the All-Star break.But players are still sitting out games throughout the season — either by their choice or because their teams are requiring it — often for reasons being listed as load management.“I think a fair point from fans could be if ultimately the science suggests that 82 games is too many games for these players, maybe you shouldn’t have an 82-game season,” Silver said. “I accept that, and that’s something we’ll continue to look at.”Fewer games could mean less revenue, unless they could be replaced by something that would generate as many or more viewers. Tournaments could be an answer, even if 82 games remains the format.Silver has pointed to European soccer as something that could bring new interest to the NBA by offering teams more opportunities to win something, instead of just having one champion.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. Silver spoke to the media on Friday, April 12, 2019, in New York after a meeting of the NBA’s Board of Governors. He mentioned shorter games or a shorter season as ways the NBA could make its future product better for players and fans. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)NEW YORK — The future of NBA basketball could look like European football.Tournaments that take place during the season along with league games intrigue Commissioner Adam Silver as a way to change the format of the NBA’s 82-game season.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

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