Warriors take it easy on New Year's Eve

Warriors take it easy on New Year's Eve

Dec. 31, 2009WARRIORS PAGE
It was a light practice for the Warriors on New Year's Eve.
Coach Don Nelson put his team through an hour-long session at the downtown Oakland facility, doing a little bit of full-court scrimmaging as well as some half-court drill work.The Warriors were still a little bit short of 10 players -- Kelenna Azubuike (knee), Raja Bell (wrist), Mikki Moore (heel), Brandan Wright (shoulder) -- meaning player development coach Rico Hines donned a practice jersey to fill out one of the teams.
Hey, Hines, who's 6-4, ain't bad. He played guard at UCLA from 1997 to 2001, appearing in 101 games under Jim Harrick and Steve Lavin. He was a captain his final three seasons.
I've played pickup ball with Hines a few times, and let's just say that he still takes a lot of pride in his defense and doesn't like to lose.
Forward Vladimir Radmanovic did mostly shooting on the side because of what Nelson called a "little Achilles tendonitis." Devean George, who's returned from the inactive list, did not participate either.
Most players called it a day shortly after practice ended, except for rookie Stephen Curry. He did some extra shooting with assistant coach Stephen Silas.
The Warriors' next game is against the Trail Blazers in Portland on Saturday night.
When Nelson was asked if he had any resolutions for the New Year, he responded: "I haven't thought about it. I forgot it was New Year's Eve. That will be my resolution that I'll remember it next year."

Dwyane Wade fined $25,000 after debut with Bulls

Dwyane Wade fined $25,000 after debut with Bulls

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2016 – Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade has been fined $25,000 for making an inappropriate gesture, it was announced Friday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 26.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s 105-99 win over the Boston Celtics on Oct. 27 at United Center.

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Cal's Dykes calls out Pac-12 schedule makers after loss to USC


Cal's Dykes calls out Pac-12 schedule makers after loss to USC

The Pac-12 schedule makers started the final nail in Cal’s Week 9 coffin. USC’s offense proceeded to drive it all the home.

Behind a career night for both Ronald Jones and Sam Darnold, the Trojans jumped out to a 28-10 halftime and ultimately cruised to a 45-24 win. Both Jones and Darnold set career highs on the night, the former with 223 yards rushing and the latter five touchdown passes.

Those two players were part of an offense that rolled up a season-high 629 yards of offense.  It was the schedule, though, that saw a significant amount of the focus on the game, especially in the days leading up to it and the immediate aftermath.

Cal’s last game was Friday, Oct. 21.  USC’s last game?  Oct. 15, meaning the Bears, on five days rest, were facing a team coming off a bye, and facing them on the road no less.

“It’s one of those deals where you go, ‘How in the world could this ever happen? How could somebody let this happen?'” head coach Sonny Dykes said in the middle of the week. “It has been a disaster, it’s been a mess. … It’s incredibly hard on our kids.”


“We looked like a tired, beat-up football team. I think it’s a travesty whoever scheduled this game. I hope the Pac-12 doesn’t do that again to any other school. It’s not right for the kids.

“Everybody talks about student-athlete welfare, but they need to put their money where their mouth is.”

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