Deka scandal spreads into valuation

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EPL: Iheanacho fires Leicester to second spot

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Leicester City shook off chastening back-to-back defeats with a 2-1 victory at West Ham United to renew their distant chase of Premier League leaders Liverpool on Saturday. Manager Brendan Rodgers made nine changes from the side that lost 4-0 at home to Liverpool less than 48 hours earlier, but Leicester still had too much for a poor West Ham team with Kelechi Iheanacho and Demarai Gray on target. Gray had an early penalty saved by West Ham’s returning keeper Lukasz Fabianski but Iheanacho headed Leicester into a deserved lead in the 40th minute. West Ham’s one flowing move of the first half saw them level with Pablo Fornals slotting home. Leicester regained the lead in the 56th minute with a superb counter-attack finished off by Gray and the visitors could have won by a bigger margin as West Ham’s relegation worries grew. While Leicester moved four points clear of Manchester City, who they lost to 3-1 last weekend, and reduced Liverpool’s lead to 10 points, West Ham, without a home win since September, remain in 17th spot, one point above the bottom three.Tags: Brendan RodgersKelechi IheanachoLukasz FabianskiManchester CityPremier Leaguelast_img read more

Luke Walton agrees to Sacramento Kings head coaching job

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWalton, a former Lakers forward, went 98-148 after getting his first permanent head coaching job with the 16-time NBA champions. The former Golden State top assistant never led the Lakers to the playoffs, not even after the arrival of LeBron James last summer.He certainly has coached some of the game’s biggest stars and egos.Many considered him the unofficial Coach of the Year for his guidance of the then-champion Warriors at the start of the 2015-16 season in place of an ailing Steve Kerr. Golden State began with a record 24-0 start and Walton was 39-4 overall before Kerr returned to the bench following complications from a pair of back surgeries.Walton’s departure Friday came three days after the Lakers finished with a loss Tuesday to the Trail Blazers and the abrupt resignation of team president Magic Johnson. During his resignation, Johnson suggested he had gotten approval from team owner Jeanie Buss — long a Walton supporter — to fire Walton if he deemed it necessary. Walton participated in team exit interviews, but did not address the media following the season.Hired by the previous front office regime of Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss, Walton was originally seen as a culture-builder for the Lakers’ up-and-coming young talent. While the franchise ultimately let go of lottery picks D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle, he created strong relationships with young Lakers Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Sacramento features several talented young players acquired by Divac: guards De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, forward Marvin Bagley III and center Willie Cauley-Stein. The Kings finished 39-43, nine games out of a playoff spot after being tied for the Western Conference’s eighth seed heading into the final game before the All-Star break.Sacramento had its most wins since going 44-38 in 2005-06 during coach Rick Adelman’s final season. That ended a run of eight straight playoff berths and Sacramento hasn’t been back to the postseason since for the NBA’s longest active drought.center_img Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, securing another NBA head coaching job just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons.Walton, 39, was dismissed by the Lakers on Friday after Los Angeles went 37-45. His move to the Kings was confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday by a person who spoke on condition of anonymity because it hadn’t been finalized. A formal announcement from the Kings is expected in the next couple of days.Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac fired Dave Joerger on Thursday after the coach helped develop the young Kings into playoff contenders before ultimately falling short in the franchise’s 13th consecutive losing season.Also Thursday, the Kings extended Divac’s contract through the 2022-23 season – and Walton’s deal is expected to run those same four years. The two were teammates on the 2004-05 Lakers team, and their relationship has reportedly been warm.last_img read more