Graeme Smith set to be appointed CSA’s Director of Cricket

first_imgJohannesburg: Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith is all set to become Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Director of Cricket, according to the board’s President Chris Nenzani.Nenzani said that he had spoken to Smith about his appointment on Saturday morning.”I am happy to announce that we have engaged Graeme Smith and I am confirming that by next week Wednesday all of the negotiations around the contract terms that need to take place would have been concluded,” said Nenzani, speaking after a special board meeting of CSA.If Smith, who is likely to accept the new role, will have just around a couple of weeks to put a selection panel and coaching staff in place before the first of four-Test series against England gets underway in Centurion on December 26.On the other hand, the CSA crisis is still the same as with Nenzani with his remaining board members refused to resign from their post as Tony Irish, Chief Executive of the SA Cricketers Association (SACA), who had asked the CSA President to step down on Friday.Irish said in a tweet: “Appalled that the President and board of CSA have taken no responsibility for cricket’s biggest crisis. Now clinging to power.” IANS Also Read: Graeme Smith in line for becoming first-ever South Africa Director of CricketAlso Watch: Assam is heating up, Lakhs of People take to street to protest against CAB on Saturday, Watch Herelast_img read more

Orange misses out on scoring chances in 2-1 loss to Clarkson

first_img Published on October 14, 2013 at 1:05 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Paul Flanagan crossed his arms and shook his head. The Syracuse head coach was frustrated. With 24.5 seconds left in the game and Syracuse down a goal, Jessica Sibley was called for a checking penalty, fettering any chance the Orange had of a miraculous comeback against No. 3 Clarkson. Syracuse stayed competitive all night against the superior Golden Knights, but couldn’t come through when it counted. “Now we need that combination of competing like that and executing,” Flanagan said. “You get a two on one or any type of opportunity, you need to execute.”Syracuse (1-3) lost to Clarkson 2-1 in front of 234 fans at Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday night. On Saturday, the two teams played again in Potsdam, N.Y., with Clarkson (5-0) cruising to a 4-0 victory. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Friday, the Golden Knights outshot the Orange 41-18. Every time Syracuse got the puck on offense, there was a sea of green and gold Clarkson jerseys there to take it right back. “You just have to manage the puck,” Flanagan said. “But in fairness to our kids, there’s a lot of pressure on you. There are two players bearing down on you, coming at a pretty high rate of speed.”Clarkson struck first on a Carly Mercer goal with 1:40 left in the first period. Then she made it 2-0 with more than 16 minutes left in the third.The best scoring opportunity for Syracuse came with 11 minutes left in the second period and SU down 1-0. Melissa Piacentini drew the attention of the Clarkson defense, leaving Nicole Ferrara wide open to the left of the net. Piacentini fed Ferrara the puck, but the forward’s shot wasn’t well placed and Clarkson goalie Erica Howe made the save look easy. “It’s definitely frustrating,“ Ferrara said. “Melissa made a really nice pass, and I shot it into the goalie a little bit. I wish I could do it over.” It was one of several missed opportunities on the night for Syracuse. The Orange scored just once on five power plays, the last of which was a five-on-three. For the first 40 seconds of that power play, Syracuse was in control of possession and Clarkson was scrambling. Nicole Renault got a shot off and put it past Howe to send the Syracuse faithful into its first frenzy of the night. “It definitely brought the energy up on the bench,” Renault said. “We saw we could get that goal, and that goal was the one goal difference, we just kept pushing.”With 1:21 still remaining on the power play, Syracuse couldn’t regain that same poise. Clarkson continued to clear the puck, and the Orange didn’t get another shot off.“That’s something we have to get better at,” Flanagan said. “A lot of games in our sport are so close, 2-1, 3-2. You’ve got to be able to execute on the power play.”Flanagan said that while he’s never satisfied after a loss, he thought his team did a good job of sticking with a perennial powerhouse. “Our competition level, I’m really pleased,” Flanagan said. “Our execution, we’ve got a long way to go. Certainly the girls aren’t sitting in (the locker room) satisfied at all. “You can look at the shots, but if we executed a little bit better on a couple of occasions, who knows?” center_img Commentslast_img read more

Football logs final practice before short-week matchup

first_imgMatt Karatsu | Daily TrojanOn Wednesday, USC finished up a short week of practice in preparation for Friday’s game against No. 16 Washington State. The team worked on red-zone efficiency and readied for potentially inclement weather while continuing to deal with a slew of recent injuries.Bracing for harsh weatherThis Friday, USC could see a potentially rainy, windy evening in Pullman, Wash. In order to prepare for that prospect, the team practiced with wet footballs on Wednesday.“It looks like we may get some rain there in the second half,” head coach Clay Helton said. “We worked [in] some precipitation, which will be the first time for us this season.”Helton insisted that his team will be able to handle the harsh conditions, despite the lack of experience dealing with rain in sunny Southern California.“We’ve been fortunate,” Helton said. “Stat of the day is: Since 1923, we’ve only had 16 rain games in the Coliseum, but [I’ve] been here for two of them, in 2010 and 2016. At the end of the day, professionals don’t make excuses; they’re supposed to be the answers.”Injury UpdateAs USC grinds through 12 straight games without the reprieve of a bye week, the pileup of injuries always seemed inevitable. A third of the way into the season, after facing four challenging opponents, the accumulation of wear and tear has already become a major factor. The Trojans spent most of their short week trying to get key players healthy and back on the field.“I don’t think anybody is 100 percent right now after these first four games,” Helton said. “I think we all have bumps and bruises right now at all positions.”Helton offered several injury updates on the offensive side of the ball. Junior wide receiver Deontay Burnett and freshman receiver/return specialist Velus Jones both came back to practice on Wednesday after dealing with minor injuries, but their fellow pass-catcher redshirt senior Steven Mitchell Jr. remained out with a groin injury suffered against Texas. Mitchell Jr. is the team’s second leading receiver with 223 yards and two touchdowns.“I watched him run today and he is getting closer,” Helton said. “If it’s not Saturday, it will be next week.”Helton also offered new information about redshirt sophomore tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe, as he’s been out with a hip injury since the season opener against Western Michigan. Tight end is a particularly thin position for the Trojans without Imatorbhebhe and now with the departure of freshman Cary Angeline.“We’re all hoping that he plays this year,” Helton said. “We’re hoping to forecast for the Notre Dame game week. He’s getting closer but this is an investment that we made. We wanted to get him back 100 percent, and until he’s that way, I’m not going to put him out there.”Junior Tyler Petite is now by far the most experienced tight end on the depth chart. He turned in his best performance last week against Cal with four catches for 46 yards and a touchdown.Improving red-zone efficiency Currently, the Trojans’ lack of success in the red zone has been one of the team’s biggest crutches. Over the first four games, the team is 73rd in red-zone efficiency, tied with Ball State and Idaho. During this week of practice, USC worked on that specific area of the game.“The last two weeks, we haven’t been great [in short yardage offense],” Helton said. “Everyone can see that. We worked hard in the red zone today and at finishing drives, because third-down and red-zone efficiency is going to be the key in this game. You’re not going to be able to kick field goals while they’re scoring touchdowns.”last_img read more

PokerStars launches poker and casino games in Portugal

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Share PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Submit PokerStars has launched poker and casino games in Portugal, after being granted a local license within Portugal’s recently developed, independent regulatory and licensing regime.PokerStars will offer Portuguese players games such as blackjack and roulette (single and multi-player) on both desktop and all mobile devices. The Amaya-owned company will maintain the highest levels of player fund protection by segregating Portuguese player funds under trust agreements.In the meantime, while Portugal remains a closed liquidity poker market, PokerStars intends to actively work with applicable Portuguese authorities to help further develop and enhance the Portuguese regulatory framework for poker via the promotion of shared liquidity.Eric Hollreiser, Vice-President of Corporate Communications for Amaya, said: “We are very happy to offer the world’s leading online poker brand to Portuguese players under a local regulatory framework that ensures rigorous consumer protection and gaming integrity.“This approval demonstrates our commitment to the responsible growth of online gaming by supporting local regulation that protects players, creates a viable marketplace and provides revenue for local governments.”Amaya also expects to seal approval to offer sports betting in Portugal through BetStars, which is another brand operating under its Rational Group of gaming-related businesses.PokerStars has also been using Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as a spokesperson for its recent marketing campaigns, which includes the launch of fast-paced ‘Beat The Clock’ tournaments.last_img read more

Feature: The Chipolopolo bug must be crushed!

first_imgZambia are gradually taking the place of Nigeria as Ghana’s biggest football rivals. If there was any lingering doubt about that assertion, perhaps the run-up to Friday’s cliff-hanger of a World Cup qualifier may just be the veritable evidence of modern day football rivalry.With barely 24 hours to go for the epic encounter, the Zambian team is nowhere near Kumasi, Ghana, venue for the battle.Instead they are home in Zambia, waging media war and calling the attention of FIFA to what they claim is a grande plot by Ghana’s FA to frustrate them.The Chipolopolo, with a Boeing 737, want a direct flight from Lusaka to Kumasi, a local, not an international airport and when they were reminded by their Ghana counterparts that Kumasi was only a local airport undergoing some form of maintenance they went crying to FIFA fabricating stories of frustration which can only be self-inflicted.Given the history of the Zambians and the painful memory of their past footballers who died as martyrs in a plane crash, they should be the first to reason with the local avaiation authorities in Ghana and take all precautionary measures and the last to question aviation advice.But no! Friday’s game is a game on its own. It is a must win game for Brazil 2014 and any plot to win is a plot worth considering. But the plot appears to be working somehow. For days, ahead of the game, the Zambia, Ghana media have been choked with stories about Zambia. First they want Derek Boateng punished by FIFA for an alleged revenge comment; then it was Claude LeRoy former Ghana coach predicting victory for Zambia; then came a poke shot from a Zambian official mocking Ghana for inviting all its players who were ‘retired’ after the Zambia inflicted a back-to-back 1-0 victory against Ghana in a period of six months in high profile competitions.Whilst at it, the same Zambian team has called all their ‘limping’ players, suffering one injuring or another to line-up in the Kumasi battle with Ghana en route to Brasilia.There are reports the Zambia team is coming with over 80 delegation in the botched flight with just a quarter of them being the playing body and the technical team.And ohh not to forget the pending drama of straight flight to Kumasi from Zambia, which is yet to be finalized.So you see, even in this little piece, the Chipolopolo have managed to get a rather tall, hugely undeserving introduction to a game so important to Ghana’s coach Kwasi Appiah, to Ghana and to Africa. Ghana dreams of a third successive World Cup outing- and they were the only African country to have survived the first round hostilities in all the two previous outings.Incidentally, in all those outings, foreign coaches masterminded the plot. It’s now the turn of ‘our own’ to take us to Brasilia and he must not fail. He needs it; Ghana needs it; Africa needs it; World football needs it. For what will a World Cup in Brazil be without the Brazil of Africa?Whilst Zambia make fun of Ghana for calling its retired players back into battle against them, it is time for those players to put the Zambia team in its rightful place. Asamoah Gyan, they grabbed your penalty; they mocked you and it’s time for revenge on the field. Incidentally you are now the captain, the army commander of a team desperate to leave an indelible mark on the country and the time is now. Don’t forget, football fans, particularly those in Ghana have such a short memory when it comes to success. Even though your crucial goals away to Sudan and Lesotho have brought us this far, they will all amount to nothing if the Zambians snatch victory on Friday.last_img read more

Barca look to Messi and a little luck for last-gasp win over Sevilla

first_imgThe Sevilla game was always going to pose a danger to Barcelona after international week and Saturday’s last gasp 3-2 win was a potential banana skin avoided due to a great deal of luck and, as always, the sheer determination of Lionel Messi to avoid defeat and produce a piece of magic when it mattered.On 94 minutes with the game recently leveled at 2-2, Messi decided Barca simply had to finish the evening with a 100% record in La Liga, and thanks to him they did.When he desperately burst down the right-hand channel in search of the byline it appeared far more likely that the Sevilla defenders would usher him, the ball, or both to safety.When he somehow pushed the ball past full-back Alberto Moreno, and appeared around the other side of the defender, in time to stretch a leg around a ball that was going out of play at speed, he again showed why he has been voted Ballon d’or on four occasions and is considered the greatest exponent of this sport in perhaps its entire history.Part of Barca’s luck came next, the last ditch hooked cross from Messi was met by a desperate foot from Beto in the Sevilla goal, only for the ball to land just right for Alexis Sanchez to slot home and claim an undeserved winner.The other major slice of luck Barca enjoyed on the evening was the goal ruled out for Sevilla that Spanish media will be viewing from every angle until the midweek Champions League dates at the very least. When the impressive Sevilla centre-half Cala rose to meet a corner on 64 minutes he appeared to do so legally. His header beat Barca goalkeeper Victor Valdes to make it 1-1 before referee Muniz Fernandiz decided he had witnessed an offence.What that was nobody seemed to know and Cala was booked for protesting his innocence. It was not until the TV stations brought out a fifth different angle of the header before a possible infraction by Cala was spotted as he jumped above Dani Alves.Whether it was a foul or not we will never know, what we can say is Barca were fortunate the referee spotted it, as on first, second third and fourth viewing it appeared to be a perfectly legal equaliser with 26 minutes to go.As it was, Sevilla did manage to finally level the game at 2-2 at the death and here is where we can start with the negatives of the evening in what was at times a sloppy Barca performance.Vitolo managed to leave Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Adriano on the ground in a strong run on the left before allowing Ivan Rakitic to make it 2-1. While in the final minute Coke Andujar was left completely unmarked from a corner to grab the equaliser. Indeed, so ragged were Barca defensively by that stage that Marko Marin almost won it for Sevilla before Messi set off on his run.There were positives also, none more so than the first-half performance of Neymar, during which he looked close to ripping Sevilla apart on his own down the left-hand side.His close control, attacking play and dribbling required three yellow cards from the opposition to stop. With the ball tied to his foot at times he looked unstoppable and he made right-back Coke’s life a misery before the interval.The Brazilian’s best moment came on 30 minutes when he received a pass from Adriano on the halfway line and with coke breathing down his neck he dismissed the full-back with a quick one-touch back-flick before setting off on another run towards the Sevilla area.He combined in the second half to provide Messi with his goal and Barca’s second of the evening and his play is getting more intelligent as he helps his side keep possession when an attacking run is not an option. In fact, his prominence in the first half meant we saw less of Messi than usual and if he did not grab a goal and make that run in the last minute it would have been remembered as one of his poorer games.To go back to the negatives, it is the second game in a row Barca have held on to win 3-2, after going three goals ahead at Valencia. Afterwards Tata Martino could not explain why this was happening but he did correctly state that for him to “correct things in a winning team is always easier than in one that is losing”.And that is what Barca are at the moment: four from four in the league, a perfect record, but with obvious room for improvement.last_img read more

After 17 years, Cicadas emerge from the underworld in Sumner County to sing a song

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 270 weeks ago I recorded a video of the area just east of Braum’s last night….the sound was deafening. Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down sore loser · 270 weeks ago So its been 17 years since Ive heard cicadas? I dont think thats right. Does anyone care to elaborate? Report Reply 2 replies · active 270 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 270 weeks ago There are three different kinds of Cicadas including a 13-year variety. The one right now is 17 years which emerged from the soil with black body, blood-red beady eyes and orange-veined clear/transparent wings. There’s no doubt these mothers are a lot more bada**. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down sore loser · 270 weeks ago Interesting. Thanks. I guess i just thought that was a ritual every summer. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In 1998, the Cicadas emerged from the underworld to have itself a party in Sumner County.Seventeen years later the Cicadas have returned.Cicadas are everywhere!If you have opened the backdoor of your house this past week you know what we are talking about. The racket can be deafening.“I was at this lady’s house the other day and there must have been hundreds upon hundreds in the bushes,” said Randy Heim, Sumner County Extension Agent.Cicadas, known in the entomology world as 17-year periodical cicadas, emerge from the soil with black body, blood-red beady eyes and orange-veined clear/transparent wings.The loud noise is made by males to attract females (where have we heard that before). The males contract ridged membranes on their abdomens to make the sound, which is amplified by their almost hollow abdomens.Cicadas are not locusts.The insects won’t be around for long. They will mate and die in about three weeks. But before doing so the females inject their eggs into tree branches. When they hatch, the insects find their way to the tree roots, where the feed, molt (shed old shell) and complete their development.Cicadas are harmless, except for their ugliness and ability to fill your backyard with crunch critter piles. Young, small trees can be damaged when females deposit their eggs beside branches.Enjoy the show, because the next batch won’t be around until another 17 years which makes that being 2032.Why do the Cicadas emerge from the underworld every 17 years?“Nobody knows,” associate professor Jason Griffin of Kansas State University told ABC News. “Cicadas are one of the most fascinating creatures from a scientific standpoint. But so little is known about them.”Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Edmonton billboards showcasing Calgary Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk leads to ‘Charitable Battle of Alberta’

first_imgNo one saw this coming when Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian went at Calgary Flames star Matthew Tkachuk on Jan. 11 in the latest installment of the Battle of Alberta.Since the two re-ignited the rivalry, over 50,000 Canadian dollars has reportedly been raised as the Kassian/Tkachuk feud made its way from the ice to the checkbooks. Charitable donations will be heading toward ALS research in honor of Flames assistant GM Chris Snow, who is battling the disease, and a foundation to provide school lunches for kids. It all started when the Flames forward put two aggressive body checks on Kassian in Calgary’s 4-3 win at home last week. Kassian took exception and then took matters into his own hands. Seventeen penalty minutes and a two-game suspension later, the Edmonton Oiler made it clear the battle was not over.MORE:  Zack Kassian calls out Matthew Tkachuk”He messed with the wrong guy and I don’t think he realizes that we are in the same division and [I] have a great memory,” Kassian told reporters on Tuesday, causing all Alberta hockey fans to circle Jan. 29 on their calendars — the day these two will meet next.So how do we get to charitable donations?Mohamed Elsaghir, a Flames fan and (according to himself) the second most-hated man in Edmonton behind Tkachuk, started a GoFundMe to put up billboards of the Flames player in Edmonton.😂😂😂😂 FLAMES FANS LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!I’m raising money for Matthew Tkachuk Billboards.Click to Donate https://t.co/8xbKnetGaQ— -M (@Moe_Saghir) January 13, 2020Elsaghir cleared the air for Oilers fans who were not pleased by saying on Twitter: “To the Oilers fans sending me nasty emails, this gofundme (sic) campaign was obviously to raise money for ALS as stated in my earlier tweets. There was no way we were going to raise enough money to put multiple billboards up and get the approval from the NHL to do this. Grow up.”MORE: Kassian details his version of the battle with TkachukHowever, local radio station CJay92 stepped in to take care of the costs for the billboard, meaning all donations could go toward ALS research.Look for these in Edmonton SOON!The battle of Alberta is on!- @jessemodz and @JDfromCJAY #JesseAndJD #CJAY92 #ChuckyBillboardCC: @Moe_Saghir pic.twitter.com/DqB7MxBKLs— CJAY 92 (@CJAY92) January 17, 2020’Matthew Tkachuk Friendship Tour’ billboards started going up in Edmonton as donations streamed in. At least CA$20,000 has reportedly been raised for “Snowy Strong for ALS” (Chris Snow’s organization) because of one superfan’s GoFundMe. On Jan. 23, Elsaghir posted a photo with Snow and the hosts from CJay92 to show that the money had been donated to the campaign.Great ending to this story. Glad we can help make a difference. @ChrisSnowCGY @NHLFlames @JDfromCJAY @jessemodz pic.twitter.com/HWPV8YWr2r— -M (@Moe_Saghir) January 23, 2020The story does not stop here. Edmonton resident Samantha Costa donated CA$25 to Calgary charity Brown Bagging It with the note “Hey #Oilers twitter (sic), I have a challenge for you: In response to Flames fans buying a billboard, I’ve decided to donate to one of their local charities in honour of @zkassian9! I chose @BrownBaggingIt so that kids can get a proper meal and grow up to be tougher than Tkachuk.”Hey #Oilers twitter, I have a challenge for you:In response to Flames fans buying a billboard, I’ve decided to donate to one of their local charities in honour of @zkassian9 ! I chose @BrownBaggingIt so that kids can get a proper meal and grow up to be tougher than Tkachuk. pic.twitter.com/q83tmNeNND— Sam (@SamInYEG) January 14, 2020Her tweet had nearly two thousand likes at the time of this article. Brown Bagging It tweeted on Thursday that a total of 556 donations have raised CA$37,069 so far.The NHL may be scrambling to find a solution to the on-ice tension between the two franchises, but as for the fanbases off the ice, the (charitable) competition seems to be alive and well.last_img read more

FHP: Dozens of Employees, Including Officers, Self-isolating as Precaution

first_imgMore than 40 Florida Highway Patrol employees are self-isolating because of exposure to the coronavirus, including three state troopers who have tested positive for COVID-19, FHP spokesman Aaron Keller confirmed on Thursday.Some of the employees decided to self-isolate after coming into close contact with people who tested positive for the virus, while others had traveled to “virus hotspots” or were exposed to people who had traveled to those places.Keller adds that the troopers who tested positive are part of Troop E in Miami, Troop L in Lake Worth and Troop I in Panama City.“In each case, the Florida Highway Patrol immediately engaged with local health officials and followed self-isolation guidelines. The health and safety of the public and our employees remains our top priority, and the Florida Highway Patrol is following current CDC guidance for law enforcement,” Keller’s statement emphasizes.Those guidelines explain that employees should wash their hands, maintain a distance of at least six feet from other people when possible, have trained emergency-medical service workers assess transportation to health-care facilities of anyone who may have the virus, and also to ensure that only trained employees with appropriate protective gear come into contact with people who may have the virus.Additionally, federal guidelines recommend that officers clean and disinfect their uniforms.The Florida Highway Patrol has more than 2,000 employees.During the coronavirus outbreak, troopers have helped check motorists who are entering the state from Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York, which are all states that have seen large numbers of cases.In an executive order issued last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis mandated that all visitors from those hotspots isolate for 14 days upon entry to the state or for the duration of their visits, whichever time period is shorter.last_img read more

Delonte West Confirms He Slept With LeBron James’ Mother?

first_imgOne of the biggest and most infamous rumors in the modern history of the NBA is that former Cleveland Cavalier Delonte West had slept with ex-teammate LeBron James’ mother, Glorida James. The rumors ran rampant during King James’ final season in Cleveland in 2010 before he took his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat.While the innuendos were never confirmed and the parties involved vehemently denied the alleged romantic affair back then, James’ play during that playoff loss against the Boston Celtics was so anemic that many people believed there was something to the rumors.Ironically, now that LBJ has taken his talents back to Cleveland, the rumors would arise once again. In an interview with Vice Sports, West seems to confirm that he indeed had sexual relations with Gloria James.In a wide-ranging interview, West asked about why he didn’t name his son Delonte Jr:“I named my son Cash after Cashius Clay and Johnny Cash…His middle name is Delonete but I didn’t want to name him Delonte West Jr. just because of that… I don’t want my son going to school and people making fun of him for something his daddy did, “Oh didn’t yo daddy have sex with LeBron James mama?’ Man, I don’t want to deal with all that . . . “Well, that looks like confirmation to us. What do you think? Do you believe that he committed the unthinkable act and that this was a confession?last_img read more