BACOLOD City – A woman was arrested afterpolice officers, who were conducting a surveillance operation, caught herrepacking suspected shabu in Barangay Lantad, Silay City, NegrosOccidental. Suspected illegal drugs weighing about fivegrams valued at around P75,000 was recovered from 21-year-old resident LexmarBritania around 10:45 p.m. on Friday, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the Silay City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
Riyad Mahrez has stolen the headlines so far this season but Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri insists his side are not a one-man team. Press Association Meanwhile, Mahrez’s agent insists his client is not interested in the recent rumours linking him with clubs such as Arsenal and Barcelona. Kamel Bengougam, the 24-year-old’s representative, is adamant that Mahrez remains fully focused on maintaining his excellent form at Leicester. He told ESPN: ” Riyad is very happy at Leicester and he just signed a new contract at the club last month. “Riyad is not thinking about the rumours and is focused on his season with Leicester and wants to continue his fine form.” Mahrez has proved to be a bargain for Leicester who, under previous manager Nigel Pearson, paid French club Le Havre just £400,000 in January 2014. He is certain to start against Stoke while Dyer may also be handed his full debut after marking his first appearance for the Foxes with the winning goal against Aston Villa last weekend. N’golo Kante and Leonardo Ulloa also impressed as substitutes as Ranieri’s men overturned a two-goal deficit to beat Villa 3-2 and they will be pushing for starting places at the Britannia Stadium. Mahrez has been key to the Foxes unbeaten start to the campaign which sees them sit second in the Barclays Premier League table ahead of Saturday’s trip to Stoke. The Algeria international midfielder is the joint-leading scorer in the division with four goals, along with Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis and Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, and also has a handful of assists to his name this season. Mahrez’s attacking attributes are there for all to see but Ranieri believes how he fits into the team ethos as a whole is regularly overlooked. “Riyad is playing well, everything he touches is gold but behind him there are so many players who are working hard, trying to do their best for the team,” said Ranieri. “Riyad is part of that but because he does something that is ‘wow’, it is missed sometimes. It is important for us and for Riyad because he is a team player. “He has good quality but suffers also when he comes back to help his full-back. “That is important for the team and it is important for me.” Mahrez has formed part of a formidable attacking unit this season at Leicester which, due to the pace they possess, Ranieri has likened to the Royal Air Force. Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Marc Albrighton, Jeffrey Schlupp and recent addition Nathan Dyer form a fearsome frontline – arguably the fastest in the Premier League – and Ranieri had praise for his flying Foxes. “I love watching them. My team is like the RAF… beep, beep, beep, I love it,” said the Italian.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Chris Bosh headline a stellar 2020 class of potential inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.Those four – who combined for 13 NBA titles, four regular-season MVP awards, five NBA Finals MVP awards, 59 All-Star appearances and 40 All-NBA selections – are the leading names on the list of 50 people nominated by the North American Committee for enshrinement next year, a list that also includes longtime Lakers assistant coach and scout Bill Bertka.The finalists will be announced during All-Star Weekend in Chicago in February, with the inductees being unveiled during the Final Four in Atlanta in April.In addition to Bryant, Duncan, Garnett and Bosh, other players nominated for the first time this year include Shawn Marion, Mark Eaton, Michael Finley, and Buck Williams. Meanwhile, Chris Webber, Chauncey Billups, Tim Hardaway, Mark Jackson, Richard Hamilton, Ben Wallace and Marcus Camby are among those on the ballot who have been nominated multiple times. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBryant spent his entire 20-year career with the Lakers, partnering first with Shaquille O’Neal and then Pau Gasol to claim five titles and reach seven NBA Finals, all while becoming one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history (he’s third all-time with 33,643 points).Bertka is currently in his 46th season with the Lakers. During that time, he has had several roles, including assistant coach, interim coach, Director of Scouting, Special Assistant to the General Manager, and Basketball Consultant.The 92-year-old Bertka has earned 10 championship rings with the Lakers, has made 20 NBA Finals appearances and is largely credited with helping revolutionize the scouting industry.Other coaches nominated include Rick Adelman, George Karl, Dick Motta and Rudy Tomjanovich from the professional ranks, and Gene Keady, Rollie Massimino, Bob McKillop, Eddie Sutton, Bo Ryan and Jay Wright on the college side.