Klay Thompson to Clippers if Warriors don’t offer max deal?

first_imgLosing to the Rockets would be a crushing blow for the Warriors, but what if they also wound up losing Klay Thompson?ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday there’s a chance the Warriors’ five-time All-Star could leave in free agency and potentially sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Thompson, who is from Southern California, has repeatedly said he wants to finish his career with the Warriors. And, should the Warriors offer Thompson a max deal as they’ve indicated in the past they would, …last_img read more

What if agriculture communicated like “The Donald”?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I am one to rarely talk about politics. In fact, I won’t let anyone even put a sign in my front yard before election day. I just feel that my opinions are mine and your opinions are yours. We will be much better friends and neighbors if we just talked about anything else.With that said, this whole Donald Trump running for President deal has had my attention (and obviously the attention of everyone else) for the past six months. I really thought that his campaign might last for a few months and he would implode by saying something or doing something that the American public couldn’t forgive.Just the opposite has happened, as “The Donald” has used his years of experience in the business world and a brand that is synonymous with success, to garner millions of votes for the most powerful office in the civilized World. I am beginning to wonder if his rough and abstractly artistic way of talking about major issues our country faces could be used in other ways, like for issues in the agriculture sector.For instance, if ag used a Trump-like approach to GMOs, it would go something like this…“Over a trillion meals have been eaten containing GMOs and nobody has ever gotten sick or died. Nobody! Trump Steaks are full of GMOs and they are excellent. The best steaks on earth. A trillion…if I had a dollar for all of those meals…oh wait, I do.”Or about the Renewable Fuel Standard…“You know how much I like walls. I’m going to raise the Ethanol Blend Wall as high as I possibly can and I’m going to make the oil companies pay for it. This wall will be so high the EPA will never be able to see over it. Watch me!”Or how to thwart Avian Influenza…“We have to keep all geese from Canada out of our borders. Ted Cruz can take them back home with him. Let’s build a net that reaches so high that these varmints can’t keep pouring across our borders unabated. Public reports routinely state great amounts of crime are being committed by these illegal immigrants. They must go!”Just think how this would go when approaching the EPA about the Waters of the U.S. Rule, or how to get the Trans Pacific Partnership passed. Have we in agriculture been too nice to get what we want out of our lawmakers and government agencies? Maybe if we go into the conversation in the way of Trump, we could make our case that those who actually grow the food, work the land and do more for the waters and the environment, know more than those that are elected or appointed into the government organizations that oversee agriculture.last_img read more

Jamal Murray, Russell Westbrook tussle as Nuggets beat Thunder

first_imgMOST READ Jokic also had 15 rebounds and nine assists, just shy of a third triple-double this season. Nick Young, signed as a free agent Monday, scored six points in his Nuggets debut, including a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.Paul George had 32 points to lead the Thunder, who lost their fourth in a row to the Nuggets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSteven Adams added 26 points, and Jerami Grant and Westbrook finished with 13 points apiece.Trailing by 10 points late in the third quarter, Oklahoma City got a layup and a 3-pointer from George in the final minute to pull to within 82-76. Thunder: Andre Roberson remains sidelined by a left patellar tendon injury that has kept him out all season.Nuggets: F Paul Millsap missed a third game since suffering a right big toe fracture. … G Gary Harris missed a fifth straight game because of a right hip injury. … F Mason Plumlee fouled out with just over six minutes left to play.UP NEXTThunder: Complete a back-to-back at home Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers/Nuggets: Continue a four-game homestand Sunday night against Toronto.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, blocks a shot by Denver Nuggets forward Trey Lyles in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Nikola Jokic scored 24 points, Jamal Murray had 19 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-98 on Friday night after Murray and Russell Westbrook had a heated exchange.Westbrook and Murray pushed each other and argued after lining up next to each other for a jump ball in the final seconds. Jokic tried to get between them, and Westbrook threatened to beat up Jokic while being restrained. No blows were exchanged, but the final moments played out amid heightened tensions.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img With a 9-2 burst capped by another layup from George, Oklahoma City pulled within 99-96 with 3:20 remaining. The Nuggets scored 10 of the last 12 points down the stretch, four of them on a jumper and a pair of free throws by Murray.The teams were gathered for a jump ball with 35.7 seconds left when Westbrook, apparently upset over Murray’s positioning around the circle, began pushing him. As Murray pushed back, teammates and officials quickly rushed in to separate the two, who exchanged words before the skirmish ended.The Nuggets took a 60-52 lead at halftime, boosted by Torrey Craig’s perimeter shooting as he made three of his first four attempts from 3-point range.Adams scored 17 of his points in the first half, helping to keep the Thunder within striking distance.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Damian Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more