Giannis Antetokounmpo thanked for putting Khris Middleton on ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover

first_imgGiannis Antetokounmpo was surprised to learn he is on the cover of the April 8, 2019 issue of “Sports Illustrated,” when he found out from an unlikely source.Bucks teammate Khris Middleton broke the news by thanking him, because Middleton is featured in the background of the cover photo. “I just found out from Khris. … he’s in the background,” Antetokounmpo told reporters Wednesday. “(Khris) walked in and he said, ‘Thank you for putting me on the Sports Illustrated cover.’ … I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ He said, ‘You’re on the cover.'”I said, ‘OK, good to know, I didn’t know that.’ … He was happy to be in the background. I was like, ‘Yeah, I got you, bro.'”The SI cover features Antetokounmpo getting ready to posterize a trio of Spurs with a dunk as Middleton looks on in admiration (possibly thinking, “Take cover!)How the @Bucks turned the Greek Freak into the MVP, by @SI_ChrisBallard— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) April 3, 2019The cover story, entitled, “Giannis: How to coach a unicorn,” follows first-year Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer’s quest on how to utilize the multi-dimensional Antetokounmpo. Ironically, Budenholzer told Middleton he would have to trim his accustomed role as a shot creator to accommodate Antetokounmpo’s game.“He told me he wanted me to take on a bit of a lesser role, be a team player and not rely on so many tough shots,” Middleton told SI. “And when a coach tells you that the first time you’re meeting them, I feel like you can’t do nothing but respect that.” “Instead of B.S.-ing me and telling me everything I want to hear, which a lot of people tend to do, I’d rather hear the straight truth, whether it’s good or bad.”Whatever they’re doing in Milwaukee, it’s working. The Bucks have an NBA-best 58-20 record. Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.4 points and 12.5 rebound per game and Middleton (18.1 ppg) made his first All-Star game this year.last_img read more

Leeds fined Sh25.9mn for spying at opponents

first_img0Shares0000Caught: Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted he instructed an employee of the club to spy on Derby’s training sessionLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – Leeds United have escaped a points penalty in their quest to be promoted to the Premier League after it was announced Monday they had been fined Sh25.9mn (£200,000) and reprimanded for spying on their opponents.Leeds faced an investigation by the English Football League after veteran manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted sending someone to spy on Derby at their training ground ahead of a match last month. The club formally admitted a breach of Regulation 3.4 which states: “In all matters and transactions relating to the League, each Club shall behave towards each other Club and The League with the utmost good faith.”Many were uncertain, however, whether Bielsa had committed a specific offence and the EFL now plan to clarify the situation by introducing a new rule that bans teams from viewing opposition training in the 72 hours immediately before a match, unless invited to do so.EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey, announcing the punishments against Leeds, said Monday: “The sanctions imposed highlight how actions such as this cannot be condoned and act as a clear deterrent should any club seek to undertake poor conduct in the future.“We will now look to move on from this incident and commence the discussions about introducing a specific regulation at a meeting with all clubs later this month.”– ‘Culturally unaceptable’ –England’s governing Football Association added it had issued “formal warnings” against Leeds, Bielsa and an unnamed club video analyst.Leeds responded to the EFL and FA sanctions by saying: “We accept that whilst we have not broken any specific rule, we have fallen short of the standard expected by the EFL with regards to regulation 3.4.“We apologise for acting in a way that has been judged culturally unacceptable in the English game.”Bielsa had previously insisted his behaviour was normal practice in his native Argentina.But Derby manager Frank Lampard was unimpressed by the former Argentina manager’s explanation.“He (Lampard) believes I violated the fair play spirit,” Bielsa said during a press conference last month. “I have to adapt to the rules linked to the habits of English football.”Leeds, in action against Bolton on Saturday are currently third in the Championship.They are also level on points with second-placed Sheffield United and two adrift of leaders Norwich, but Leeds have a game in hand on their promotion rivals.Only the top two sides at the end of the regular season are guaranteed a place in the Premier League, with the other promotion spot decided by a series of play-off matches.Leeds, one of England’s leading clubs in the 1970s, are looking to return to the top flight for the first time since 2004.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Daily Weekend Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.Outlook – Another glorious weekend ahead, apart from Saturday morning rain, we will see loads of sunshine.FRIDAY … It will be a cold start, with a grass frost in some inland areas as temperatures fall overnight to just 2C or 3C. But Donegal will see sunshine for most of Friday, with just light winds, and temperatures of up to 16C in the afternoon. There is the chance of the odd shower, especially in the west of the county, but generally another glorious day for the county. Temperatures will fall no lower than 9C on Friday night as heavy rain hits the county from around 2am Saturday. SATURDAY …Saturday will start very wet with widespread rain and/or showers for the county; but these will clear by the afternoon with bright sunshine once again and temperatures of up to 15C or higher. Saturday evening will see the best of the sunshine.SUNDAY: Sunday will start misty and dull but it will soon brighten up and temperatures will rise once again to 16C or 17C with loads of sunshine, the best of this in the afternoon.ENJOY…wonderful food from Donegal’s only Josper Grill, making mouth-watering meals for you and your family. To book a table at Dexter’s call The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.GLORIOUS (MAINLY!): THE DD WEEKEND WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal daily weathermount errigal hotel letterkennyshowerssunshinelast_img read more