Stephen Curry used wife Ayesha’s food to help DeMarcus Cousins feel welcome

first_img“He’s committed himself to make sure DeMarcus is comfortable and to make sure DeMarcus feels like this is home,” teammate Draymond Green said, via The Mercury News . “He’s never been a guy that is not welcoming of anyone. When that’s the face of your franchise, that is important.”In fact, Curry made sure he was close to Cousins at team dinners, asked how his rehab was going and catered food to Cousins’ hotel room. And it wasn’t just random catering — instead he sent dishes from International Smoke, an upscale Southern restaurant owned by his wife, Ayesha. “That’s one of my new favorite places,” Cousins said of International Smoke, adding he loves the ribs. “It’s incredible.”Cousins finally made his Warriors debut on Jan. 18 and hasn’t looked back as he’s averaged 15.9 points and 8.0 rebounds in 24 games. When asked how Curry has benefited Cousins as a player, Cousins lauded Curry for letting players be themselves.“What has he done for me?” Cousins repeated the question. “He’s opened my game up. He takes all the attention away and lets me be me.” DeMarcus Cousins on free agency: ‘Right now, I don’t give a sh—’ The Warriors made a gamble signing DeMarcus Cousins as he was rehabbed a torn Achilles, but one teammate made sure Cousins was brought into the fold through homecooked food.Stephen Curry and the rest of the Warriors had no idea on how long it would take for Cousins to come back onto the court, but Curry took it upon himself to make sure Cousins felt like a member of the team. Related Newslast_img read more

Chad Mendes retires from MMA; featherweight says he has ‘no regrets’

first_imgHe fought three times for the UFC featherweight title and lost all three bouts — twice to Jose Aldo and once to Conor McGregor. Mendes, 34, is stepping away with an 18-5 record as a professional (9-5 UFC). He lost four of his last six fights, including his most recent bout, a TKO defeat to Alexander Volkanovski in December at UFC 232. I just want to say THANK YOU to all my fans and everyone that tuned in to watch me battle! With 29 years of competing and 11 year in the Mma game, I feel it’s time for the next chapter in my life! It’s been an…— chad mendes (@chadmendes) July 10, 2019He told Okamoto that he came to his decision while he was taking time away from the sport.”I have no regrets,” he told Okamoto. “I’ve had an amazing time.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year (Getty Images) Chad Mendes said Tuesday that he’s putting the gloves down for good.Mendes announced his retirement from mixed martial arts, first to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto and then to the public.last_img read more

Four Officers Stabbed to Death at Paris Police HQ

first_imgFour police officers were killed in a knife attack at Paris police headquarters by a man who was then shot dead, say French reports.The event appears to be a case of workplace violence.The assailant was an administrative intelligence employee at police headquarters who was “death and dumb.”French reports say the assailant went on the rampage with a ceramic knife, stabbing several colleagues in his office and the surrounding area before being shot dead by an officer.Police sources said the assailant was “in conflict” with his superiors.The police headquarter’s on the île de la Cité has been cordoned off and emergency services and interior minister Christophe Castaner and prime minister Edouard Philippe, have arrived at the scene.last_img read more

Sammy cameo fails to save Kings

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh, (CMC): All-rounder Darren Sammy’s cameo failed to save Rajshahi Kings as they slumped to heart-breaking three-run defeat to Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League here yesterday. Chasing 134 for victory at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Kings came up short on 130 all out off their 20 overs, to lose their opening game of the tournament. The right-handed Sammy, who is leading the Kings this season, slammed an unbeaten 31 off 23 deliveries but it was not enough to get his side over the line. His three sixes came down the stretch and kept Kings in the hunt but he perished at the start of the 18th over, bowled by seamer Shafiul Islam. They needed seven runs off the last over but lost three wickets to see their challenge fizzle. Sammy was one of just three players in double figures with opener Mominul Haque stroking a top score of 64 off 57 deliveries. Opting to bat first earlier, Titans reached 133 for eight off their 20 overs, with West Indies Twenty20 batsman Nicholas Pooran getting only 14. Captain Mahmudullah and Riki Wessels both top-scored with 32. In the other game at the venue, former Barbados and West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith failed with 10 as his Chittagong Vikings went down to Rangpur Riders by nine wickets.last_img read more

Body of Golden Grove man found floating

first_imgThe body of a 53-year-old Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man was on Tuesday afternoon discovered floating in a trench at Nabaclis, ECD.Dead is Terrence James of Lot 16 Sancho Street, Golden Grove, ECD. His body was found about 14:00h.According to reports, the man, who was said to be in the habit of imbibing alcohol, was last seen on Monday night at a bar at Nabaclis Public Road.However, about 14:00h, a welder, who was exiting his yard, saw James’s body floating face down in a trench.The Police were summoned, and the body was examined. No marks of violence were found.The Police are investigating.last_img read more

CORRECTION – Sexual offender could be headed to the North

first_imgBy StaffA Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a high-risk sex offender who could be headed for Fort St. John.Vancouver Police issued that alert after Clifford Joseph disappeared on Tuesday from a halfway house in Vancouver.   The Police believe he could be on his way to Prince George or Fort St. John.Police say he is currently on statutory release for aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping and unlawful confinement.Advertisement Photo:  Clifford Joseph is pictured in this 2006 photo – Vancouver Police Clifford Joseph is an Aboriginal man, 5’9” tall, 160 pounds with acne scars on his face and tattoos of “hi” on his right hand and a squiggly line design on his right upper arm.Joseph has last seen wearing  a white shirt and blue jeans on June 8th.If you spot Clifford Joseph, call 911 immediately.center_img – Advertisement -CORRECTION – The Vancouver Police incorrectly reported that Clifford Joseph was headed to Fort St. John.  What the press release should have said is Fort St. James and not Fort St. John.last_img read more

Circus is coming back to speedway

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tickets range from $18 to $40 for adults, $12 to $40 for children 2 to 10. They are available by calling (877) 468-3861, on-line at, or at the Circus Box Office. SAUGUS – Circus Vargas, boasting a brand new show, will return at the end of the month to the Saugus Speedway. With performers from Argentina, Italy, Holland, the U.S., Ukraine, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Chile, Russia and Venezuela, the show will run May 28 to June 1. This year’s big-top show will include performances by the Flying Tabares, winner of the Golden Clown award presented by the International Monte Carlo Circus Festival in Monaco. Shows are 7:30 p.m. the first day, with 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. shows the rest of the week. last_img read more

Crews on scene of grass fire near Dawson Creek

first_imgKevin Skrepnek is the Fire Information Officer with the Provincial Wildlife Coordination Centre. He says the group is providing assistance to fire crews at the scene.“At this time we’re assisting the fire department with an incident about 20 kilometres southeast of Dawson Creek, so we do have a response officer on site, and we are bringing in some air tankers as well.”Skrepnek says that the weather has made things very sensitive when it comes to fires.- Advertisement -“We’re seeing some almost unprecedented hot and dry weather for this time of year, so we want people to be vigilant when they’re out in the back country. Any ignition at this point given the humidities we are seeing could start a wild fire,” he says. “That means being careful with fire use, but also recreation vehicles. The heat from the exhaust can be enough to start a wild fire.”If anyone does come across a fire, they are asked to call 1-800-663-5555.last_img read more

Mount, Abraham sink Villa as Chelsea return to form

first_imgAbraham put Chelsea ahead in the first half against the team the 22-year-old striker helped win promotion from the Championship last season.Trezeguet drew Villa level, but 20-year-old midfielder Mount responded with a blistering volley from Abraham’s assist to seal the points after half-time.Chelsea remain fourth, six points ahead of fifth-placed Wolves, as they chase a Champions League berth in Lampard’s impressive first season in charge.Abraham scored 26 goals in 40 appearances on loan at Villa and, his confidence sky-high after that success, he has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Chelsea.His 12th goal in all competitions for Chelsea this term includes 11 in 14 league appearances and Blues boss Lampard expects him to maintain the speed of his development.“Tammy is near the top of the goal-scoring charts, stretches defences, starts our press and he’s growing as a personality in the dressing room,” Lampard said.“When he comes out of the team he’s a player you miss. He’s a hungry boy.“I wouldn’t set him a (goal) target. All you would say is every game can you score and can you be hungry for the team? At the moment he is doing it.”Like Abraham, Mount is thriving under Lampard, who coached him on loan at Derby last season and has given the dynamic midfielder his chance on the big stage.“I don’t think Mason should be mentioned solely on goals. I thought his all-round game in the second half is what we would expect of him. He won the ball back in good areas,” Lampard said.– Lampard wants more –Lampard had been frustrated with Chelsea’s lack of creativity and cutting edge in their shock 1-0 defeat against West Ham on Saturday, so he was encouraged by the way they dominated against Villa.“It was the team I wanted to see. West Ham was the only game this season when we haven’t been up to par,” he said.“We have got a lot of credit for our energy and attacking play. That was missing at the weekend but today we were back to where we were. I’m happy but I want more.”Abraham’s return from the hip injury that ruled him out of the West Ham game made Chelsea a far more incisive unit and the youngster broke the deadlock in the 24th minute.Showcasing his nuanced penalty area movement, Abraham edged subtly away from Ezri Konsa to meet Reece James’ cross with a clinical close-range header.Abraham’s strike should have been the signal for Chelsea to go for the kill, but instead the creaky defence that has been their Achilles heel at times under Lampard was breached in the 41st minute.Cesar Azpilicueta, caught out of position, gave Ahmed Elmohamady space to swing over a cross towards Trezeguet, who had no problem getting in front of the ponderous James.Despite almost losing his footing, the Egypt midfielder got his head to the ball, diverting it onto his foot and past Kepa Arrizabalaga at the near post.Chelsea needed an immediate response after the interval and they delivered in the 48th minute.Willian clipped a cross towards Abraham and the striker alertly chested the ball into the path of Mount, who smashed a sublime volley into the roof of the net from 12 yards for his fifth club goal of the season.Beaten Villa boss Dean Smith bemoaned referee Chris Kavanagh’s performance, saying: “You don’t get much from officials here and I wasn’t happy with their performance tonight.“Jack Grealish must have been the most fouled player on the pitch, there were five or six not given.”0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mason Mount’s superb strike fired Chelsea to victory against Aston Villa © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 5 – Frank Lampard challenged Tammy Abraham to prove he has the hunger for long-term success after the Chelsea striker’s influential display inspired a 2-1 victory against Aston Villa on Wednesday.Lampard’s side ended a run of two successive Premier League defeats thanks to the latest heroics from emerging England duo Abraham and Mason Mount at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more