That dropped on Sunday night as Klutch Sports offered up a brief release announcing his new 4-year, $154 million with the Lakers.The Cavs can offer James significantly more money - $207 million over five years, compared to $153 million over four years - than the Lakers and 76ers. However, he's outgrown that from a basketball perspective (Cleveland Cavaliers have three NBA Finals losses to the Golden State Warriors in the last four years) and a business standpoint.The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in OH, and although he's leaving home again, Cleveland fans are more forgiving after he ended the city's 52-year sports championship drought in 2016. One of general manager Koby Altman's most critical tasks will be deciding whether to retain or trade Kevin Love, who will make nearly $50 million the next two seasons.This is the second time James has departed from Cleveland.LeBron James' Decision 3.0 is officially over and it didn't end with a royal procession on … [Read more...] about LeBron James agrees to 4-year, $154M contract with LA Lakers
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MILWAUKEE – Out here in the middle of the America, in the flyover states where the Rockies and Brewers live, they’re fighting over the soul of baseball. Who’s trying to make American pitching great again? The Rockies, just about the last team anybody would guess. Meanwhile, the Brewers want to send the game’s traditions straight to … OK, rather than curse, I’ll allow Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell to explain his cockamanie vision of baseball’s future, which certainly will cause Cy Young to roll over in his grave. “We’re trying to get away from what the word ‘starter’ and ‘reliever’ means,” Counsel said Wednesday, on the eve of the National League division series. Blasphemy! Or is this the inevitable evolution of baseball? Antonio Senzatela has been given the honor of starting Game 1 on the mound for Colorado. And what pitcher will start on the bump for the Brewers? No. 1: Counsell isn’t … [Read more...] about Kiszla: In this playoff series, old-school Rockies shout at newfangled Brewers: Get off my lawn!
BASKETBALL Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their third WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series at Fairfax, Virginia.Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three games. She scored 17 points in the first half as the Storm raced to a 47-30 lead. Natasha Howard added career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Storm and first-year coach Dan Hughes. Sue Bird, also a member of a Seattle’s championship teams in 2004 and 2010, had 10 points and 10 assists. NBA: Oklahoma City All-Star guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee, putting his availability for the season opener against the Warriors in doubt. The team says Westbrook decided after suffering from inflammation in the knee this past weekend that he’d have the procedure. He’ll be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks, close to … [Read more...] about Wednesday’s Sports Digest: Seattle finishes sweep to win WNBA title
It's a Mahdi, Mahdi, Mahdi, Mahdi World!Why Uncle Sam will never win the war in IraqIt's not very often that I wax political. I'm wrong about so many OTHER aspects of human life, why expose myself to more ridicule, more personal attacks from my fellow Christian Americans? But something's been stuck in my craw for a while now and I have to get this off my chest.Perhaps you've heard the phrase "The Twelfth Imam" mentioned by TV's talking heads lately. Well, I have! In October, 2005, Iran's President Mahmoud "Mammy" Ahmadinejad, made reference to this guy - The Twelfth Imam - when he addressed the United Nations. As he was wrapping up his speech, he asked Allah to quickly usher in "the Twelfth Imam."As one, the all-knowing pundits and world's intellectual elite, mouths agape with wonder, replied, "huh?" Sometimes referred to as the "Hiddden Imam" or "The Mahdi," Mammy's prayer caused many of those who consider themselves in-the-know to confess that they were clueless and sent them … [Read more...] about It’s a Mahdi, Mahdi, Mahdi, Mahdi World!
Screening of two Operas "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" Sun 19 Apr 2015, 3 pm and 7 pm Hanoi Cinematheque 22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội Come to the screening of the quintessential verismo operas: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. In the second half of the 1800's more operas were composed based on principles of French naturalism, called verismo in the Italian tradition. They took as their stories the problems that everyday people dealt with, as opposed to the gods and goddesses, kings and other royalty of opera stories a hundred years earlier. Cavalleria Rusticana, composed by Pietro Mascagni, and Pagliacci, composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo, are short one-act operas and are usually performed together as the double bill CAV/PAG. Both of these operas were composed in the 1890s, both works involve jilted lovers who seek and get revenge on their faithless lovers before the opera ends. The opera will be screened in the original Italian with English subtitles. For those with membership at … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 10-20 (daily updated)
By Peter M. DeLorenzoDetroit. Needless to say, I have been inundated with emails from readers and others awaiting my take on Sergio Marchionne’s latest plan for FCA. And even though it will disappoint some, my comments will be brief. For starters, it is plainly obvious that FCA is no longer, it is now JARM (for Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Ram and Maserati). The reason Fiat, Dodge and Chrysler weren’t mentioned during the press event is that those divisions are simply going to cease to exist here. Yes, the minivan will survive, and the True Believers in Auburn Hills will churn out muscle cars as long as that plan is sustainable (which isn’t long), but Chrysler will fade away and the Fiat brand will be confined to the markets where it has a chance. (As if the Fiat dealers here in the U.S. need to be reminded, the brand never should have been brought here in the first place, and it cost them dearly because they bought into Sergio’s charade hook, … [Read more...] about THE AUTOEXTREMIST BRAND IMAGE METER VII: THE “TRIFECTA OF NOT GOOD” EDITION.