Bucks get Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, 2 draft picks

first_imgFILE – At left, in a March 6, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks’ Greg Monroe (15) shoots during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, in Philadelphia. At right, in a March 12, 2017, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) shoots over a Portland Trail Blazers defender during an NBA basketball game, in Phoenix. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks. The deal includes a protected first-round and a protected second-round draft pick, according to the person who spoke Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, on condition of anonymity because the trade first reported by ESPN had not yet been finalized.(AP Photo/File)MILWAUKEE — Eric Bledsoe’s disgruntled days are over.The talented guard is getting a fresh start with the Milwaukee Bucks, who have another proven scorer to take some pressure off All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “He adds a veteran point guard, a guy who plays with pace and can get into the paint, can make the right play,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “He’s been on the cusp of being an All-Star the last three years. He brings a different dimension to their team. He can shoot the basketball, get in the paint, run pick-and-roll and he’s a good defender also.“It’s a good pickup for them.”Bledsoe averaged more than 20 points and six assists per game in each of the last two seasons with the Suns, including career highs in points (21.1) and assists (6.3) last season. Bledsoe spent the past five seasons in Phoenix after his first three years with the Clippers.The 27-year-old Monroe, who joined the team as a free agent in 2015 after five years in Detroit, has been sidelined recently because of a left calf strain. Over three seasons with the Bucks, he averaged 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 165 games.Without him, Milwaukee will likely consolidate the center position and look ahead to early next year, when the front line should get a boost with the return of injured forward Jabari Parker.The 6-foot-11 Monroe has an expiring contract, which means even more room for a Suns team with loads of cap space. They also could have as many as three first-round picks next season.“Moose did everything we asked him to help us win, from being a starter to being asked to go to the bench and help us have a stronger bench,” Kidd said. “I wish him the best because he did everything we asked.”Milwaukee’s first-round pick will belong to the Suns in 2018 if in the range of 11-16 overall; in 2019 if in the range of 4-16; in 2020 if in the range of 8-30; and in 2021 it will be unprotected. The Suns get Milwaukee’s second-round pick next year if in the range of 48-60 overall.Phoenix, rebuilding with an extremely young roster featuring Booker and T.J. Warren, has not made the playoffs in six years. 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We can do a lot of things. We’ll have more ball-handlers on the court at the same time. He’s going to be a great for us.”Already a dangerous and up-and-coming team, the Bucks could go to another level with Bledsoe.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Olympic marathon champion Sumgong banned 4 years for EPOcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Bledsoe, who wanted out of Phoenix, was traded to the Bucks on Tuesday in exchange for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks.The 27-year-old Bledsoe had not been with the Suns since Oct. 22, when he posted “I Don’t wanna be here” on Twitter, the same day the Suns fired coach Earl Watson. He had been averaging 15.7 points per game, second behind Devin Booker, and was the team’s on-court leader.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHe was sent home by the Suns after the tweet, reducing the team’s leverage because everyone in the league knew Phoenix was trying to trade him. Bledsoe had asked to be traded before the season, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has said. The NBA fined the eight-year NBA veteran $10,000 for the tweet.Adding Bledsoe will take some of the focus off Antetokounmpo, the Bucks’ primary ball-handler. Milwaukee had lost four of its last five games before visiting the Cavaliers, but adding Bledsoe’s scoring ability alongside Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton on a team that also includes rising guard Malcolm Brogdon could help. 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Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Sunday, September 17. Patrick O’DONNELLThe death has occurred of Patrick O’Donnell, Glen Road, Annagry, at Letterkenny University Hospital. Formerly of Oughmeen, Meentotten. Reposing at his home in the Glen, Annagry. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am in the Star of the Sea Church Annagry with interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Rosary both nights at 9pm. House private please from 11pm until 10am and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Dungloe Hospital Patients Comfort Fund c/o any family member or Sean McGlynn Funeral Director, Dungloe. James DORANThe death has occurred of James Doran, 24 Muckish Avenue, Letterkenny, at Letterkenny University Hospital. Reposing at his son Gerry’s home, 16 Slieve Snacht Close, Letterkenny, since yesterday evening. Funeral Mass on Monday at 10am in St Eunan’s Cathedral. Interment afterwards to Conwal Cemetery.Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Kidney Dialisis Unit, Letterkenny University Hospital c/o any family member or Con McDaid and Sons Funeral Directors, Letterkenny.  Peter DEVENNEYThe death has occurred of Peter Devenney, Brookville Park, Drogheda and formerly of Rannafast, Donegal, on the 15th September 2017, peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. Peter, beloved husband of the late Clare and father of the late Sean and Christopher. Deeply regretted by his loving son Frank, daughter Eileen, grandchildren Mandy, Kirsten, Cara, Nicky and Gráinne, great-grandchildren Hannah, Joseph, Neve and Myles, sister Nora, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at his home from 3 o’clock until 9 ‘clock today, Sunday. Removal on Monday morning at 10.30 am to Our Lady of Lourdes Church arriving for Funeral Mass at 11.00 o’clock. Burial afterwards in St. Peter’s Cemetery. House private on Monday morning. Elizabeth (Betty) MOODY (MC CLINTOCK) (née Mc Clean)The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Betty) Moody (Mc Clintock) (née Mc Clean), Ardagh Upper, St Johnston, Donegal.Reposing at her late home, Ardagh Upper, St Johnston until removal today, Sunday, at 2pm for Service St. Johnston Presbyterian Church at 2.30pm, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to St Johnston Presbyterian Church Repair Fund, c/o any family member or the church committee. Patsy MCGOLDRICKThe death has occurred of Patsy McGoldrick, Glasbolie, Ballintra, at The Donegal Community Hospital.Reposing at his residence today, Sunday from 1pm until 10pm. Removal on Monday morning to St Brigid’s Church, Ballintra, for funeral Mass at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to The Donegal Community Hospital. House private on Monday morning, please.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: September 17th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more

Administrative Court suspends dismissal of Costa Ricas Railroad Institute president

first_imgRelated posts:Administrative judge suspends sanctions against lawmaker Walter Céspedes 3 political parties say new legislators will reverse a law passed by predecessors to set Assembly salaries Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts PHOTOS: Public employee unions protest in Costa Rica http://t.co/JbuS8f3uIL Luego de ver estas noticias y de ser víctima de la CGR, insistó q hay q someter a la CGR a una auditoria externa— Maria L Avila-Aguero (@Maluavi) April 25, 2014 Ávila, the most popular Cabinet member at the time of her resignation, was the fifth minister to step down during the first 15 months of Chinchilla’s presidency. She now heads the infectious diseases unit at the National Children’s Hospital. Facebook Comments An Administrative Court on Friday evening accepted an appeal by Costa Rican Railroad Institute President Miguel Carabaguíaz that challenged an order of dismissal by the Comptroller General’s Office on Thursday.The court on Monday will notify the Comptroller General’s Office about the opening of an administrative trial to review the ruling against Carabaguíaz.The comptroller’s office on Thursday ordered the immediate dismissal of Carabaguíaz and Social Christian Unity Party lawmaker Walter Céspedes. The ruling also banned both officials, along with four ex-board members of the Agriculture Development Institute (IDA), from holding public office for several years over a series of irregular property transfers between 2004 and 2005. That ban included former Agriculture Minister Rodolfo Coto Pacheco.Earlier, the watchdog agency had rejected an appeal filed by Carabaguíaz against an investigation last November that held the group responsible for transferring five state-owned properties, considered natural heritage, to private individuals for use in farming. Carabaguíaz at the time was an IDA board member.In July 2013, the Comptroller General’s Office opened an administrative investigation of the officials following the cancellation of all five property transfers on the grounds that “the land is not suitable for agriculture.”The investigation also found the properties “were forested areas that cannot be removed from public domain.”The sanction forbids Carabaguíaz, Céspedes and former IDA board members Efraín Alfaro Barrantes, Édgar Umaña González and Danilo Elizondo Cerdas from holding public office for six years. The agency banned ex-minister Coto from holding public office for five years.Céspedes told Channel 7 Telenoticias that the property transfers were agreed upon following inspections by IDA’s regional officials, and that “the final report was drafted by IDA’s legal department.”The lawmaker on Friday evening said he also will file a similar appeal before the Administrative Court.However, Carabaguíaz and Céspedes likely will complete their terms, as the trial could take several months, and their terms end in a few days.Céspedes’ last day as a lawmaker is April 30, while Carabaguíaz will leave office with the rest of President Laura Chinchilla’s Cabinet on May 7.On May 8, President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís will be inaugurated at the National Stadium in La Sabana Park, west of San José. Solís on Friday received his presidential credentials at a ceremony held at the Supreme Elections Tribunal.Former Health Minister María Luisa Ávila, who resigned in 2011 over her involvement in a highly criticized national vaccination program and a working trip to Iceland, took to Twitter to criticize the Comptroller General’s Office’s latest move, saying:After seeing the news and being a victim of the CGR [Comptroller General’s Office], I insist the CGR should be submitted to an external audit.last_img read more