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Proper misses out on final place

first_img Laura Reynolds was forced to pull out of the 20km race walk after 12km, suffering cramps and breathing difficulties related to asthma. Having qualified earlier in the day, Proper clocked 23.15 seconds to finish the opening semi-final in fifth place at the Stadion Letzigrund. Christine McMahon, meanwhile, finished eighth in the second semi-final of the 400m hurdles in a time of 57.31. Press Associationcenter_img Ireland’s Kelly Proper missed out on a place in the 200 metres final at the European Championships despite recording a personal-best time in Zurich. last_img read more

Lakers, without Rajon Rondo about a month, seek solutions

first_img“Just trying to learn to control the game better,” Ball said. “When (Rondo) comes in, the pace goes however he wants it to go, gets everybody in their spots, so that’s what I try to do.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Ball’s production has dipped slightly with his minutes (8.7 ppg, 4.8 apg, 4.9 rpg), but figure to rise in Rondo’s absence. The more pressing question might be who takes over a second unit that has been particularly strong the past seven games, when the Lakers (8-6) have been 6-1. During that stretch, the Lakers’ bench has the fifth-best plus-minus rating in the league (plus-2.3 average), which Walton attributed largely to Rondo’s discerning leadership.There’s no obvious candidate to take over Rondo’s minutes, although Walton mentioned Lance Stephenson and Svi Mykhailiuk could take on more ball-handling duties. The most compelling candidate as an out-of-position point guard is Brandon Ingram, who played that role for the Lakers in spurts last season.Ingram said in the immediate aftermath of Rondo’s injury Wednesday night that he was open to playing more point guard. But Walton pointed out that the cast around him has changed, so it wouldn’t necessarily be an easy transition for Ingram.“That group has kind of gotten in a nice rhythm of being able to run certain sets and knowing how to play out of it, and Rondo kind of orchestrating that whole deal,” he said. “It’ll be a little different from that, from BI’s experience last year, but knowing that he can do that I think is something that will make it easier without Rondo this time around.”The Lakers are still hoping to have Rondo on an upcoming three-game trip through Florida and Ohio. Even though Rondo is slated for surgery, Walton said Rondo has been making his case to travel. His biggest obstacle to being cleared is swelling in his hand – when the inflammation settles, he’ll fly out to join the Lakers.Since an unsightly fist fight in the Lakers’ first home game of the season, Rondo has gradually worked his way into being an indispensable voice in the locker room and on the court. Even as the Lakers deal with playing without him for the next stretch, they hope to squeeze out as many contributions from him as they can get.“Him and ’Bron are two leaders on this team, so obviously we’re going to miss him,” Ball said. “We know he has surgery coming up soon, so hopefully a speedy recovery gets him back on the court, but his presence is still going to be felt. Just the person he is, he’s always going to be with us.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers But no amount of off-court vocal leadership will replace the points, assists and rebounds Rondo brought to the floor as he helped whip the Lakers’ second unit into shape the past few weeks. The veteran point guard had surgery later Thursday and is expected to be out for 4-5 weeks, while the team begins the difficult process of assessing how best to make up for his absence.Much of that role will fall to Lonzo Ball, already the starter, who is likely to see his minutes increase. That’s not new for Ball, who averaged more than 34 minutes per game last season as a rookie, but he acknowledged he’s also found parts of Rondo’s game he’d like to better emulate. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img TAKING THE HITSAfter shooting 15 times from the free-throw line on Wednesday night, LeBron James was asked if he was bothered by the physicality Portland’s defense showered on him.“I don’t know,” he said. “See how I feel in the morning.”Related Articles EL SEGUNDO — Even after an early morning session in the film room, Luke Walton couldn’t precisely pinpoint when Rajon Rondo broke a bone in his right hand.The best he could offer with total certainty was that at some point midway through the fourth quarter, he noticed Rondo wasn’t using it. Rondo quietly walked to the tunnel with head athletic trainer Mario Nunez in tow, away from a crowd whose furor was being stoked by LeBron James.Characteristically, Rondo was back at work Thursday morning, standing in for 5-on-0 work in street clothes and with a wrap around his injured hand. Even as team officials told the media the 32-year-old would undergo surgery to repair a fracture in his third metacarpal in the next 24 hours, Rondo was trying to help.“That’s one of the things I love about coaching him,” Walton said. “He had a little splint on his hand, but he was still out there being involved and helping our group get better.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Maybe “bothered” isn’t the right term for a night when James scored a season-high 44 points, but he certainly welcomed rest. Even though Walton said James said he felt “great” on Thursday morning, he was excused from a shortened practice to get treatment with team trainers.With one of his veterans already shelved for a while, Walton isn’t in the mood to take any risks he doesn’t need to.“Seemed like he was in good spirits,” he said. “We held him out of practice just to get treatment and keep him fresh for this road trip coming up.”The Trail Blazers grabbing and hitting James on the way to the rim sparked some discussion after the game about the way defenses play him and officials call him. Walton said, “he takes a beating.” But even though James protested several calls (and non-calls) throughout the contest, he said he still takes pride in finishing through contact.“That’s my makeup of the game,” he said. “My little league coaches always told me don’t, stop crying or complaining about a foul, just play through it. Try to make the bucket and worry about or control what you can control.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Maria Sharapova could have won 10 majors without shoulder injury – Joyce

first_imgMaria Sharapova could have won at least 10 grand slam titles if she had not suffered a shoulder injury that took away “one of her biggest weapons”, Michael Joyce believes.Sharapova retired last week aged 32, revealing her body had become a “distraction” after being troubled by injury problems for much of her career. The former world number one was out for nine months following a first operation in 2008 and coach Joyce had to work on remodelling the Russian’s powerful serve in order to prolong her career.Sharapova won the French Open twice following her return to take her major haul to five and complete a career Grand Slam, but could not add to that tally after a 2014 triumph at Roland Garros.Joyce, who coached the global icon from 2004 to 2011, says it was a huge achievement just to come back from the surgery early in her career and is sure there would have been more major glory if she had not been so unfortunate with injuries.The day a star was born…#Wimbledon | @MariaSharapova pic.twitter.com/RT3kqk203g— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) February 26, 2020He told Stats Perform: “What a lot of people don’t realise is her coming back from that shoulder surgery was a win itself.”We tried to do everything to not have surgery, but it got to a point where nothing we did was helping her.”When the doctors went in I was there with her and the doctor came after about 30 minutes and said, ‘Listen, I couldn’t really do much, she had a tear in her rotator cuff, the way her shoulder is built I could have tightened it up, but then she could maybe not ever serve again’.”He said he just cleaned it out, but told me I am the coach and have to figure out when she comes back if there is something mechanically she is doing or whatever.”We’d had about a year of changing her service motion and trying different things, she went through a period where she was double-faulting, so people were questioning what we were doing and why she couldn’t get the serve in.”She had a great serve, but at the time her shoulder wasn’t strong enough to do her normal long motion. She got back to the top 10 basically without one of her biggest weapons. “The rest of her career I think she managed it, she could still serve big but I don’t personally think it was anything like before she had the injury. I think if she hadn’t hurt her shoulder she could probably have won double-digit grand slams.”For her to come back and win the French Open a couple of times, because clay was her worst surface when she was younger, was because the serve is not as important on clay.”For somebody to transform their game in a way to win more grand slams on their worst surface is incredible, it shows her resilience and determination.”last_img read more