Kerr comeback possible but Brown coaching Warriors for now

first_imgGolden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr APGolden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, sidelined by complications from 2015 back surgery, reportedly is feeling better and could return for Sunday’s second game of the NBA Finals.But Mike Brown, the assistant coach who has guided the Warriors to an 11-0 playoff mark in Kerr’s absence, still plans on guiding Golden State as he did in Thursday’s 113-91 game one victory over the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games “Coach Kerr has been great,” Thompson said. “He’s a fighter, so it’s great to see him out here. He tries to help as much as he can and he has been. He’s just a calming presence. He’s great at deciphering the game and what we need to do right and what we need to do better.“We miss him out there. Hopefully he can come back. If not, we’ll play for him and still perform.”Kerr was the 2015-16 NBA Coach of the Year for guiding the Warriors to the winningest season in NBA history at 73-9, but the achievement was bittersweet given Golden State fell victim to the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, squandering a 3-1 edge to see Cleveland win in seven games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Brown has filled in perfectly and the Warriors have set an NBA record start to the playoffs at 13-0, also matching the longest win streak in NBA post-season history.“I imagine I’m going to coach until Steve tells me he’s ready. That’s kind of how I look at it,” Brown said.“He does seem like he’s getting better, but I’m going to keep coaching until he says he can or can’t.”Warriors guard Klay Thompson said he had heard nothing about Kerr’s possible return, but added, “I hope he comes back.”Kerr has spoken to the team in the locker room at times before games and at half-time while absent from the bench decisions during games. He continues to work with Brown and others on game plans as well.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Jimmy Alapag, LJ Moreno expecting 3rd child ESPN reported that if Kerr feels well enough in the next two days there was “optimism” he could return as coach for game two in the best-of-seven series Sunday in Oakland.But for now, acting head coach Brown is planning on guiding the team for what could be their final home game of the campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He has the option to coach,” Brown said Friday. “I haven’t heard anything from him. I’m planning on coaching unless he or (Warriors general manager) Bob Myers tells me anything different.”Since coaching the Warriors to their first two playoff triumphs this year, Kerr has been sidelined with nausea and migraine headaches due to complications from back surgery two years ago. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games View commentslast_img read more

Tendulkar to PM: Include intl medallists in CGHS scheme

first_imgBy Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) Legendary Sachin Tendulkar has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to include all international medallists in Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS). Talking about the plight that elite sportspersons go through when facing health issues, Tendulkar in his letter cited the example of Hockey Olympic gold medallist Mohammed Shahids last days. “I am writing to you as a concerned sportsperson on behalf of all the sportsperson in our country requesting your kind intervention for inclusion of all sportsperson who have won medals internationally in the list of sportsperson eligible for CGHS facilities,” Tendulkar wrote to Modi on October 24, a copy of which is in possession of PTI. CGHS is availed by all Central Government employees who have access to medical centres which is associated with this scheme. Tendulkar, in his letter to PM Modi, informed him that he had earlier taken up the issue with both sports ministry and health ministry. “They (Health Ministry) were supportive of the idea but shared their inability to consider wider range of sportsperson under CGHS scheme through their reply dated September 14. I completely appreciate and understand their position basis our original request,” Tendulkar wrote. Tendulkar has requested PM to at least consider inclusion of international medallists (non Govt employees) on a “pilot/test, whose cost benefits can be assessed by the sports ministry. “Once we analyse the cost/benefits the same can be extended to additional categories of sportspersons in a phased manner, after value of Pilot Programme is assessed by Health Ministry,” the maestro wrote. Tendulkar spoke about late Shahid, who got help only during his last days. Shahid passed away due to liver related problem. “Not all sportspersons have been historically allocated government jobs, hence even if limited pool of international medal winners are considered, we can prevent incidents of apathy such as Shri Mohammed Shahid, one of our greatest hockey players,” he further wrote. As a parting shot, Tendulkar wrote: “I have been through several tough injuries where I have felt the pressure of an uncertain comeback. The amount of physical and mental stress that sportsperson goes through is immense. “The medical cost creates additional burden on athletes, which in turn acts as a deterrent.” PTI KHS BS BSadvertisementlast_img read more

Kim Boutin races to bronze in short track speed skating

first_imgCanadian short-track speedskater Kim Boutin has captured a bronze medal in the women’s 500 metres at the Winter Olympics.The athlete from Sherbrooke, Que., finished fourth but was bumped up to third after South Korea’s Minjeong Choi was disqualified.Kim Boutin makes her Olympic debut one to remember, with a 500m short track #speedskating bronze: https://t.co/0PHWBpXBdW #TeamCanada | #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/zX1mWNnEtc— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) February 13, 2018Arianna Fontana of Italy won gold in 42.569 seconds while Yara van Kerkhof was second in 43.256.Boutin finished in 43.881 while Britain’s Elise Christie crashed out of the five-woman final.The medal capped what started out as a disappointing day for the Canadian team.Veteran racer Marianne St-Gelais, competing in her final Games, failed to make it out of the quarterfinals after receiving a penalty for impeding.St-Gelais made contact with Yara Van Kerkhof of the Netherlands while jockeying for position.The Canadian was also penalized for a false start, which came as a surprise to her.“It’s disappointing for sure because I don’t think I deserve this call,” St-Gelais said. “But short track is short track, so sometimes you have to deal with what is happening. I’m not happy with the decision. I don’t think I deserved it.”The 27-year-old from Saint-Felicien, Que., was a medal threat for the Canadians after winning silver in the distance at last year’s world championships.St-Gelais also took silver in the 500 during the 2010 Vancouver Games.The three-time Olympic medallist has earned silver in the 3,000 metre relay in each of the previous two Olympics.St-Gelais will compete in the 3,000 metres of Feb. 20 with fellow Canadians Boutin, Jamie MacDonald and Kasandra Bradette.“I have to focus on the other (races) if I want to make it count,” said St-Gelais. “We still have the relay. I’m lucky I got to race the three distances, so I have another chance.”last_img read more