Doris Burke, ESPN agree on contract extension

first_imgThis Dec. 15, 2017, photo provided by ESPN Images shows Doris Burke before an NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Basketball has been part of Doris Burke’s life for as long as she can remember. And it’s not going away anytime soon. Burke and ESPN announced Monday, June 4, 2018, they have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, one that will see her retaining her role as a full-time NBA game analyst as well as a reporter for the conference finals and NBA Finals. (Allen Kee/Courtesy: ESPN Images via AP)OAKLAND, Calif. — Basketball has been part of Doris Burke’s life for as long as she can remember.And it’s not going away anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Doris is exceptional at what she does. Her ability, knowledge, passion and versatility are virtually unmatched and it’s evident every time she calls a game,” said Connor Schell, ESPN’s executive vice president of content. “She is dedicated to documenting the sport for the fans in the most prepared and informed manner possible. Our NBA coverage is better because of Doris and we’re thrilled that she’ll be with us for a long time to come.”Burke has had a hand in virtually every level of ESPN basketball coverage over the years — including game and studio coverage for the NBA, WNBA, women’s college basketball and men’s college basketball.At the start of this season, she became the first woman to have a regular, full-time national NBA game analyst role. Later this year, Burke will be honored by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award — honoring what the Hall said is her “significant contribution to the game of basketball.”“The company that I’ll keep now because of that … I’m pretty amazed by it to be perfectly honest with you,” Burke said. “The game has been great to me. It continues to give and I’m kind of blown away by it.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Burke and ESPN announced Monday they have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, one that will see her retaining her role as a full-time NBA game analyst as well as a reporter for the conference finals and NBA Finals. She has been with ESPN since 1991, not long after her playing career at Providence ended.“It is hard to put into words how grateful I am to continue my career with ESPN,” Burke said. “I’ve loved basketball my entire life and to be able to cover this sport is a privilege that I don’t take for granted. My love for the game, and for my colleagues, both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes, make this job such a rewarding experience every day.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBurke grew up in Manasquan, New Jersey, and can still recall how she used to run through some hedges — as if she was running out of the locker room — as a 7-year-old on her way onto the basketball court at a park near her home.Now, 45 years later, she still has the same zest for the game. LATEST STORIES 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No showdown: Injured Serena Williams out of French Open Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

Alphas Turns Over 96-Bed Ebola Treatment Unit to Gov’t

first_imgResponding to the growing demand for more space to accommodate Ebola patients, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority have turned over a 96-bed Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) to the Government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.The Center is located adjacent the Unity Conference Center off the Hotel Africa road in lower Virginia.Giving an overview of the project yesterday, the Managing Director of the National Port Authority and sister of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Madam Matilda W. Parker said the initiative was the two organizations’  way of contributing to government’s efforts in the Ebola fight.She told President Sirleaf, “we heard your voice, we heard the voice of Liberians at a time when they needed more treatment centers for Ebola patients.” The NPA managing director disclosed that the ETU contained 26 bathrooms and showers built for patients and others who will be visiting their loved ones there.“We want to say as Alphas we don’t implement and walk away,” Madam Parker said revealing that the two organizations had negotiated for three months medical supplies for the facility, due to arrive in November.In addition to that, she said special packages will be given to Ebola survivors who will be walking out of the center Ebola free.The NPA boss lauded Americare, APM Terminal, Environmental Protection Agency, General Service Agency and others who supported the construction of the center.Speaking earlier, the president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fratenity, Inc and Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), T. Nelson Williams, told the gathering that early in August the Liberian leader, consistent with the obligation of her office, sounded the battle cry against the invading Ebola virus disease, and declared the state of national emergency.The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. promptly responded, he said.According to Mr. Williams, they have sent an SOS call to international organizations based in the United States, requesting medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for distribution to medical facilities in Ebola affected areas in the country.As the result of their appeal, the LPRC boss disclosed that a 40-feet container with assorted medical supplies, valued at US$600, 000 will arrive in the country soon.Mr. Williams said the supplies will be given to medical facilities and health workers around the country.  He acknowledged that the projects were funded by members of the two organizations, business partners and friends of Alpha.He told his colleagues, “We must continue to fight this war against Ebola until Liberia is declared Ebola free.”Turing the center over to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Madam Parker and President Sirleaf urged the ministry to continue the fight against Ebola.Meanwhile, the Assistant Minister for health and preventive service, Tolbert Nyenswah thanked the organization and promised that their contribution will be used for its intended purpose.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Flyers tie to keep All Peace streak alive

first_imgLane Delf earned the tie in between the pipes for the Flyers.The Bantam Flyers play twice this weekend, as they travel to Fairview Saturday and play at home on Sunday. This weekend, the Knights of Columbus Bantam Flyers managed to keep their All Peace League undefeated streak alive.The Flyers managed to score three goals in the third period, finishing the game tied at fours with Grande Prairie.- Advertisement -It was an eventful third period for both squads. With the Flyers down 3-1 and short handed, Lien Miller Jeannotte made it 3-2, scoring on a nice pass from Chase Allam.Grande Prairie was quick to respond, scoring a power play goal to give them a 4-2 lead.However, the Flyers showed great resiliency, scoring once again to bring Grande Prairie’s lead to one. Lien Miller Jeannotte tallied his second shorty of the game, off a Ryan Good pass. Miller Jeannotte was able to crash the net, forcing the puck past the Grande Prairie goalie.With the Flyers down 4-3, Thomas Webster received a great stretch pass from Lucas and scored the games final goal to tie the game at fours.Advertisementlast_img read more

Shooting of girl, 13, likely gang related

first_imgAuthorities are investigating it as a gang-related shooting, he added. The girl suffered a bullet wound to her leg but was in good condition, although Giambolvo declined to say whether she remained hospitalized Thursday. Investigators said a man, who was also on foot, fired several handgun rounds at another man who ran from the scene, sheriff’s Lt. Christopher Reed said. “Why would someone shoot at somebody? We’re looking at it as gang-related,” Giambolvo said. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (562) 949-2421. PICO RIVERA – A 13-year-old girl wounded in a Valentine’s Day shooting was probably the unintended victim of a gang shooting, sheriff’s investigators said Thursday, but no arrests have been made. The unnamed girl was shot in the leg as she and a friend, who was not injured, were walking home from Smith Park at about 4:10 p.m. Wednesday when the shooting occurred in the 5400 block of Rosemead Boulevard, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. Investigators have few leads in the case and were asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them. “All I know is that she probably was not the intended victim,” said Sgt. Eric Giambolvo of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. “There’s not a whole lot of information. People are afraid to come forward and don’t want to say anything.” Correspondent Brian Day contributed to this story. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Weekend Arrest In Moberly Lake

first_imgThe man, who has since been released, is facing a recommended charge of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.RCMP found 43-and-a-half grams of marijuana, 44-hundred dollars in cash, five rifles and, as mentioned, ammunition inside the home in the Lakeview Subdivision.The accused is scheduled to appear in court June 5th.- Advertisement –last_img

Manyatta to face Nyamira in Chapa Dimba Boys Nyanza final

first_img0Shares0000Nyamira will face Manyatta in the Boys Nyanza Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom FinalKISUMU, Kenya, Feb 9 – Home team Manyatta United thrashed Kuria based Nyamaharaga 4-0 to set up Nyamira Springs final in the Nyanza Region Boys contest hosted at a packed Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Saturday.Benson Ochieng netted a hat-trick while Mark Ochieng scored the other in a match that was dominated by the home team. Backed by their supporters, Manyatta found the opener in the 15th minute courtesy of Mark Ochieng’s well taken long range shot with his goal handing the Kisumu based side a 1-0 lead at the break.Benson Ochieng then opened his floods of goals in the second half, finding the back of the net in the 55th minute before adding a second 10 minutes later.He completed his hat-trick 10 minutes to extra-time from the spot after Dennis Ayot was hacked down in the box by Duncan Mwita.-Nyamira sail through-In the opening semi-final, Nyamira had to hold their nerves to edge out Kisii based Victory Strikers 6-5 on post-match penalties after the match ended 2-2 in regular time.Titus Mose opened the scoring seven minutes after kick-off but Vincent Maranga levelled the scores to take the match to a 1-1 draw at the interval.In the second half, Malachi Otwori reclaimed the lead for Nyamira but once again Victory Strikers responded through Valentine Mose.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Pogba included in Man Utd squad for pre-season tour

first_imgReal Madrid and Pogba’s former club Juventus are both said to be interested in signing him and in June he said “now could be a good time to find a new challenge”.Pogba had missed United’s training sessions this week with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permission.But he was back at the training ground on Sunday and a squad announcement on United’s website confirmed he will travel with the rest of Solskjaer’s team as they head to Australia.Pogba has struggled since returning to Old Trafford from Juventus in a club-record deal in 2016.He was included in the PFA Team of the Year last season but his often-lethargic performances split opinion among supporters, while he reportedly had a major falling-out with former United boss Jose Mourinho.Talking to The Times last week, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola said he had made the club aware he was looking to move the player on and offered no assurances that the 26-year-old would travel for the tour.“Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are,” Raiola said.Romelu Lukaku, another United player linked with a summer departure to Inter Milan, is included among the 28-man party, as are new signings Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.Solskjaer’s side will take on Perth Glory and Leeds in Australia before continuing on for pre-season games in Singapore and China.Alexis Sanchez, who limped out of Chile’s Copa America third-place play-off defeat by Argentina on Saturday, is missing but would not have been included at this stage due to his international exertions.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba will travel with the squad for their pre-season tour © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 7 – Paul Pogba has been included in Manchester United’s squad for their pre-season tour despite the France star’s apparent desire to leave the Premier League club.It had been claimed Pogba might refuse to make the trip amid reports the midfielder is keen to force a move away from Old Trafford.last_img read more


first_imgConrad Gallagher is back and this time he’s flipping burgers!Conrad is hoping there is cash in burgers!The Letterkenny-born chef, who doesn’t doesn’t know defeat, has opened up a restaurant called PoshBurger Bistro in Las Vegas.Conrad is doing the cooking while his wife Candice is serving out front of the restaurant. The chef, who trained at Killybegs Catering College, was once considered the most talented cooks about and picked up a Michelin star aged just 27.But he went slightly off the rails and left a trail of debt behind him.He was declared bankrupt in South Africa in 2009 and moved to America where he relaunched himself as a consultant chef.His new venture has received mixed reviews. BUt the one thing you can always say about the Hawthorn Heights man is that he never gives up. CONRAD RELAUNCHES HIS CAREER AGAIN FLIPPING BURGERS IN LAS VEGAS! was last modified: June 2nd, 2013 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:Conrad GallagherPoshBurger Bistrolast_img read more


first_imgBY NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOWCeltic are top of the SPL Christmas tree after beating Rangers at Celtic Park.A second half Joe Ledley header was enough to claim all three points for Neil Lennon’s men in the Old Firm encounter. Celtic were value for the win to make it nine victories on the trot.Having trailed by 15 points on 5 November with two games in hand, Celtic now go into the new year with a two-point advantage in the title race.Celtic did most of the pressing in a disjointed first half but the best chances fell to the visitors, who have now dropped 11 points in their last seven outings.Six minutes had passed when Wallace raced in at the back post to meet Sone Aluko’s cross from the right but Forster made a terrific save to claw the midfielder’s close-range header away. Television replays later suggested the ball had crossed the line but there was little in the way of protest from the men in blue.On 23 minutes, an Aluko corner was nodded down by Nikica Jelavic and Bocangera could only awkwardly scoop the ball wide from inside the six yard box.Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor was kept busy, but the saves he made to keep out shots from Scott Brown, Gary Hooper and James Forrest were routine.Georgios Samaras found the net after reaching the scraps from Hooper’s effort but the Greek striker had strayed offside.McGregor fumbled under pressure from Samaras but the ball fell kindly for the Rangers defence before the Scotland keeper smothered another shot from Hooper. Celtic started the second half well, with Kyle Bartley and Bocanegra making vital blocks to thwart the home side and McGregor tipping over a rising strike from Forrest before Ledley made the breakthrough.The Wales international beat Kirk Broadfoot at the back post to power in a header from Mulgrew’s corner kick.Buoyed by the goal, Celtic had Rangers pinned back, with the visitors defending desperately in and around their penalty box.The game grew increasingly ugly and scrappy as Beram Kayal was stretched off after a crunching tackle from Lee McCulloch and Rangers substitute David Healy was guilty of a dreadful hack at Forrest. Kyle Lafferty joined Healy in referee Collum’s book for a lunge at Adam Matthews, while Anthony Stokes picked up a caution for a spot of retribution on the Northern Irishman.Rangers launched a series of hopeful balls forward in the closing minutes but Celtic snuffed out the danger with ease.CELTIC GET THE LED-LEY OUT TO GO TOP OVER RANGERS was last modified: December 28th, 2011 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:CelticJoe LedleyNeil Lennonold firmRangersSPLlast_img read more


first_imgTHE family of a toddler killed in a road crash while travelling to Co Donegal have released his name and his picture.Ryan Cox was just 19 months old when he died in the collision yesterday as his parents took an alternative route to avoid an earlier crash which claimed the life of a Lithuanian lorry driver near Pettigo.The boy’s mum Caitriona was injured in the crash on the Boa Island Road, Kesh. The PSNI are investigating the cause of the incident.The family have many relatives in Co Donegal and they are comforting them at this time. TODDLER KILLED IN ROAD CRASH IS NAMED was last modified: January 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:donegalFermanaghkesPettigoTODDLER KILLED IN ROAD CRASH IS NAMEDlast_img read more