Mavericks Lose Dirk Nowitzki to Knee Surgery

The Dallas Mavericks have suffered their first loss of the season due to the arthroscopic surgery on the right knee of star Dirk Nowitzki.Nowitzki, who is 34, will miss at least six weeks rehabbing his knee and the beginning part of the regular season.Nowitzki sat out the Mavericks’ last three preseason games due to soreness and swelling to his right knee. He wanted to put the surgery off until after the season, but was advised that he needed to have the procedure because of the inflammation he is dealing with now.Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle addressed the media Friday about Nowitzki’s absence for the next six weeks.“We’ve got to really buckle down,” Carlisle said. “Six weeks is a long time. A week and a half of it is non-season time, so that’s a bit of a plus, but NBA games are hard and we’re going to have to have everybody ready to play. Simple as that.”With the loss of streaky guard Jason Terry to the Boston Celtics in the offseason, the offensive load will be relegated to newcomers O.J. and Darren Collison.The 11-time All-Star has had his knee drained twice this month by Mavericks’ medical staff, to have the swelling return days later.  Nowitzki tried to rest and ice his knee, while doing low-impact conditioning work this week.  After seeing no progress in his efforts he decided to have surgery.Nowitzki spoke to the media Monday after following three consecutive practices and the return of the swelling.“If it’s going to keep swelling up on me, that’s obviously not a way to go throughout an 82-game season and hopefully long playoff run,” Nowitzki said.He was first bothered by the knee during last season’s training camp, which caused him to take four games off to focus on his conditioning. Nowitzki went on to average 21.6 point and 6.8 rebounds last year for the defending champions, which was his third worst statistical year since entering the league in 1999. In the 1999 season he averaged 8.2 points and 3.5 rebounds as a rookie.With the Mavericks tipping the season off against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 30, everybody apart of the team will have to step their level of play up if they do not want to be at the bottom of the standings in the Western Conference.“It’s never going to be easy to lose a game-changer for six weeks,” Carlisle said. “We know that, but we’re going to have to make up for it in other areas. We’re going to have to play with grit and guts, and we’re going to have to raise our level of efficiency in all areas.” read more

Asian Cup Group Stage is finished

first_img16 teams have qualified to the Round of 16 after coming on top in their respective groups. They will battle out for 13 days to crown only one champion.After very exciting and surprising results in the Group Stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, the stage is set for the Round of 16.16 nations have come out on top and will face each other off for 13 days until the world knows who will be champion in February 1st.Hosts United Arab Emirates qualified in the first place of Group A with 5 points, followed by Thailand and Bahrain with 4.From Group B only two survived: Jordan surprised everyone by ending on first place with 7 points, while Australia ended up second with 6.As expected South Korea finished first of Group C with a perfect run of 9 points. China and Kyrgyzstan followed with 6 and 3 points respectively.ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 01: Abdelkarim Hassan of Qatar celebrates with a teammate following their sides victory during the AFC Asian Cup final match between Japan and Qatar at Zayed Sports City Stadium on February 1, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)Qatar will plan soon how to aim higher Manuel R. Medina – February 3, 2019 The Qatari national team won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time ever, but the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts don’t want it to end there.Iran and Iraq tied with 7 points, but the Persians ended up first of Group D thanks to the goal difference. Vietnam squeezed in with 3 points.From Group E, Qatar and Saudi Arabia advanced to the next round with 9 and 6 units each.And from Group F, Japan claimed first place with 9 points, followed by Uzbekistan with 6 and Oman with 0.India, Palestine, Syria, Philippines, Yemen, Lebanon, North Korea, and Turkmenistan will have to wait four more years for the next edition of the AFC Asian Cup.Find out how the Round of 16 will be played here.last_img read more

USS Bunker Hill guidedmissile cruiser returns to San Diego

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) -Today, the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) returned to its homeport of San Diego.Bunker Hill departed San Diego, Oct. 7, 2017, with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) for a regularly scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.Shortly after beginning the deployment, TRCSG met with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) carrier strike groups for Three-Carrier Strike Force operations in the Sea of Japan.While in 5th Fleet, Bunker Hill conducted routine maritime patrols and power projection with TRCSG in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.TRCSG is comprised of Carrier Strike Group 9 staff, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 staff, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and the DESRON 23 ships: the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97), USS Higgins (DDG 76), USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Sampson (DDG 102), as well as Bunker Hill.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was at Naval Base San Diego all morning speaking to the sailors and their loved ones as they reunited for the first time. All of his live hits from Good Morning San Diego can be seen below.7:30 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings7:50 AM USS Bunker Hill guided-missile cruiser returns to San Diego Posted: May 7, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsFor more information on U.S. 3rd Fleet click here. KUSI Newsroom, Ed Lenderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings8:30 AM KUSI Newsroom, Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings8:05 AM San Diego proudly welcomes back the brave men and women returning today on the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Bunker Hill. https://t.co/Lysa1OcdaH— San Diego’s Mayor (@SDMayorsOffice) May 7, 2018 Updated: 6:12 PM May 7, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

CA State Senator Ben Hueso on latest updates to Coronado Bridge

first_imgCA State Senator Ben Hueso on latest updates to Coronado Bridge January 25, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Safety is a constant concern when it comes to the famous Coronado Bridge.California State Senator Ben Hueso joined us on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the latest measures being taken to ensure safety for all. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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