Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Trump bumpN.Y.: Donald Trump was born in Queens — just like the Mets — and raised by his father to buy as many New York skyline hotels, office buildings and luxury condos as possible. Insists he was once approached by Mets owner Fred Wilpon to buy a share of the team but declined because he didn’t want just a minority piece, but a majority (as if the MLB would approve that anyway considering Trump’s ties to the gaming industry). Got into a minor controversy this season when Mets pitcher Matt Harvey thanked Trump for letting him and some teammates play on his Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. the New York Daily News ran a headline: “A-hole In One: Tone Deaf Mets Ace Plays Trump Card.”L.A.: The Dodgers have held their annual charity event at the Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles. Which isn’t in Los Angeles, but actually Rancho Palos Verdes. In March, the PGA of America said its 2015 Grand Slam of Golf would be at Trump’s course in November. Then the Republican presidential candidate said a few things about immigration. Then the PGA said it was not only revoking its deal with Trump but canceling the event altogether. The Dodgers also decided not to hold an annual charity golf event this season rather than have it at the Trump course.Advantage: Seriously? Neither. This is a true lose-lose.Ownership power N.Y.: Mets owner Wilpon, co-founder of New York-based Sterling Equities commercial real estate development, has a net worth of $500 million even after he claimed to have lost some $700 million in the Bernie Madoff scam. He also claims Sandy Koufax as a personal friend.L.A.: Dodgers majority owner Mark Walter, a Chicago financier with Guggenheim Partners, has a net worth of $2.8 billion. He has since been introduced to Koufax and claims Magic Johnson as a business associate.Advantage: L.A. Even if Frank McCourt continues to get some spare change in the seat cushions for his parking lot surrounding Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers still have much deeper pockets.Channeling the fansN.Y.: Mets own a majority share of SportsNet New York, launched in 2006 with Time Warner Cable as a minority partner. Millions of New Yorkers have access to it.L.A.: Dodgers own SportsNet L.A., launched in 2013 with Time Warner Cable as a majority rights holder. Hundreds of Southern Californians have access to it.Advantage: N.Y. The city with the nation’s largest TV market apparently knows how to get a distribution deal done. The Dodgers, in the No. 2 TV market, could learn something there.The mascotsN.Y.: Mr. Met.L.A.: None. Although Tommy Lasorda would be considered the closest thing to that definition.Advantage: L.A. Y’ever met Mr. Met? It looks like a cross between Bartolo Colon, the Jack In The Box clown and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. There are some 40 mascots in MLB today — some teams have a few of ’em — and Forbes once ran a poll that said Mr. Met was deemed “most popular” among them. Lasorda should have been given consideration.Mayoral supportN.Y.: Bill de Blasio, who was once booed at Citi Field after making a ceremonial first pitch. Claims he’s a Red Sox fan.L.A.: Eric Garcetti, who once dropped an F-bomb during live coverage of a Kings’ Stanley Cup victory parade celebration.Advantage: L.A. Imagine the smack talk Garcetti would have for former L.A. mayors Richard Riordan, James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa, seeing how the Dodgers last won a World Series when Tom Bradley was mayor 27 years ago.Downtown skylineN.Y.: One World Trade Center on 57th Street, aka the Freedom Tower, is 1,776 feet tall (104 floors)L.A.: The U.S. Bank Tower on 5th Street, formerly the First Interstate Bank Center, is 1,018 feet tall (73 floors).Advantage: L.A. Size doesn’t matter, especially in the land of earthquakes (see the movie “San Andreas” … or don’t). Besides, the owner of the Nordstrom Tower right down the street on New York’s “Billionaires’ Row” is threatening to expand his antenna to 1,795 feet. Does that mean they’ll rename the Freedom Tower as the “Nordstrom Rack Shack”? Geographically challenged managersN.Y.: Mets skipper Terry Collins played in the Dodgers’ minor-league organization, managed their Triple-A affiliate and spent a few years managing the Anaheim Angels before going back to the Dodgers as a minor-league field coordinator and farm director. Eventually, the Mets hired him.L.A.: Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly played his entire 14-year big-league career in New York for the Yankees, became a hitting coach for Joe Torre’s Yankees, somehow became part of a package deal when Torre became the Dodgers’ manager and has survived five seasons running the team.Advantage: N.Y. The 66-year-old Collins, the big league’s oldest manager, may not have led a team to the playoffs before, but his compass seems to be better calibrated. He challenged 34 calls this season and had 19 overturned (56 percent). Mattingly challenged 41 calls and had only 17 overturned (41 percent).The ‘mane’ pitchersN.Y.: Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, who open the series in Games 1 and 2 on the mound.L.A.: Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, who open the series in Games 1 and 2 on the mound.Advantage: L.A. Consider Kershaw and Greinke made a combined $58 million this season — more than the entire Arizona Diamondbacks roster. And you can’t find a cheap hair stylist? The Mets have done much more promotionally. Syndergaard is known as Thor for his long blond locks, and the team used deGrom’s shaggy ’do for a marketing campaign, giving out posters with a silhouette of him and the slogan #hairwego.Implosion alertN.Y.: Game 3 starter Matt Harvey, raked over the coals for being late for a mandatory workout this week, has also been involved in a controversy over innings pitched in relation to his Tommy John surgery two years ago.L.A.: The bullpen. The 3.91 staff ERA for the pen is the second-highest of any of the 10 teams that made the playoffs (behind the Rangers’ 4.12). The .317 batting average of balls put into play against the pen was the third-highest in the game. Advantage: N.Y. Dodgers fan @LA-Bullpen on Twitter has already been printing T-shirts that read: “My Bullpen Makes Me Drink.”Roster payrollN.Y.: $99.6 million (ranks 20th out of 30 teams)L.A.: $227.3 million (ranks first).Advantage: N.Y. The Mets could get swept, but they’ll still have advanced farther than New York’s other team (Yankees second at $214.2 million).Inter-city title bragging rightsN.Y.: The Yankees won the 1977 and ’78 World Series over the Dodgers.L.A.: The Kings dumped the Rangers in a double-OT decisive game to clinch the 2014 Stanley Cup.Advantage: L.A. Besides, the Dodgers gained some revenge in squashing the Yankees in the 1981 World Series. But then, Trump’s New Jersey Generals defeated the L.A. Express in the first United States Football League game at the Coliseum in 1983. Somehow, it always comes back to The Donald. This N.Y.-L.A. culture clash that starts Friday at Dodger Stadium is far more complicated than just comparing apples to oranges. Think more of people with orange hair and Rally Bananas.Depending on how you drink in this Dodgers-Mets best-of-five 2015 National League Division Series, the team you cozy up to could come down to a simple preference for the original Bloody Mary from the King Cole Bar & Salon at the St. Regis in New York or a classic (don’t call me Kirk) Gibson martini from Musso & Frank in Hollywood.Hey, it’s 6 o’clock somewhere. Here’s our tale of the tape with a twist of irony:
Sumner Newscow report â€” The 2015 season progresses for the Oxford boys baseball team. The Wildcats are now 6-9 after sweeping Elk Valley/Fredonia but losing to Udall.The game reports are as follows:Â Game Â 1:Â Oxford 16Â Elk Valley/Fredonia 1 Â Game over in three innings:Pitching: WP â€” Grant Smith, 3 IP, 6 K’s, 2 BB, 1 ER.Batting:Grant Smith Â 3-3, 2 singles, double, 1 BB, 3 RBI’s.Oggie Shimkus 1-1, single, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 1 run scored.Cal Shimkus 1-1, single, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored.Dalton Silhan 2-3, 2 singles, 2 RBI’s, 2 runs scored.Game 2: Oxford 9Â Elk Valley/Fredonia Â 2Pitching:WP â€” Cal Shimkus:Â 7 IP, 13 K’s, 2 BB, 1 ERBatting:Grant Smith 2-2, single, double, 2 BB, 2 RBIs.Cameren Clements 1-2, single, BB, 2 RBIs.Oxford head baseball coach comments on Elk Valley/Fredonia doubleheader:We didn’t know what to expect coming in vs. EV/Fredonia. They are no longer a league game for us as Elk Valley is coopting with Fredonia, which makes them a big 3A school. There were a lot of unknowns. Our kids did a great job of working counts at the plate and we were able to get runners on via the walk early. Then we executed with runners on and were able to score a pile of runs in Game 1 in the 3rd inning to put it away.I believe we put up 11 runs in that frame. Grant did a great job on the mound, kept his pitch count low and pitched to the zone. He also did a great job at the plate. We got quality production out of the Shimkus boys and Dalton Silhan.Â Game 2, our offense was a little sluggish compared to game 1. We had some poor execution of situational hitting early in that game. Cal Shimkus got his first career varsity win on the mound for us.He did a great job of filling it up with strikes and getting outs when he needed too. Cal’s a freshman and it’s been great to see his confidence continue to build on the mound as the year has gone on. Grant and Camren led the offense in game 2. We executed some little things to extend the lead and then Cal basically locked them up for the win. This was a sweep we needed at this point in the year. It was key especially for our freshman to have a little bit of success. Freshman Dalton Silhan had been struggling at the plate coming into these games and he busted out of that in a big way in Game 1.Credit to him, he just keeps working everyday and getting better. Not letting little things get him down.4-27-15Game 1:Â Udall 9 Oxford 1Pitching:Â LP â€” Grant Smith:Â 4 IP, 7 K’s, 8 BB, 4 ER.Â Cameren Clements -Â 3 IP, 4 K’s, 1 BB, 1 ERBatting:Oggie Shimkus 1-2, single, 1 RBI, 1 BB.Dalton Silhan 1-2, single.Game 2:Udall 4Â Oxford Â 2Pitching:LP â€” Oggie ShimkusÂ 6 IP, 5 K’s, 2 BB, 3 ER.Cal Shimkus -Â 1 IPBatting:Dalton Silhan Â 2-3, 2 singles.Dakota Mitchell 1-2, single, scored 1 run, 1 sac bunt.Derek Williams 1-3, single.Green’s Comments on Udall double header:I thought we had a chance to compete with Udall coming into these games. The are tied for first in our league and we had lost a close game two weeks ago to Flinthills who is tied with Udall for the league lead and we thought we had a shot. Grant didn’t have his best outing on the mound after pitching well the week before. Credit to the maturity of him, he flat said I didn’t pitch well. For a sophomore to say that says a lot about his character.We continued to battle but after we got in a hole early it proved to be tough. We barreled up some balls really well. Udall’s 2B Tanner Roberts had a heck of a game for them. He made several plays that as a baseball guy, you just say wow, what a great play. He had himself a day robbing us of hits in key situations in Game 1 especially.Game 2, we played well, we just did not get timely hitting. Oggie threw well as did Billy Barnett from Udall. It was a well played game for the most part and both pitchers just competed and battled. We scratched out 2 runs but couldn’t get closer.Udall is about as solid a team defensively as you will see in our league. I was proud of our kids for competing in the 2nd game and battling. That’s the type of development you want to see out of a young team. We had 6 freshman, 2 sophomores, and one senior on the field the majority of the game. You always worry about how young kids will respond in tough situations but our kids have done a great job handling adversity as the year has gone on. Next up: West Elk on Monday, May 4th. We have two JV double headers, one tonight, one Friday.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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JOCKEY QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are John Magnier, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor. GARY STEVENS, TARIS, WINNER: “It was a perfect trip. It set up, the fractions were realistic and when Mike came up on the outside of me going into the far turn the pressure really picked up.“Simon has done such a good job settling her down, the question was if she could go long and she proved it today. She’d only tried going long one time but she’s always felt, to me, that she could go long.“She reminds me of Beholder. She has the same tendencies, the same high cruising speed and they’re both very intelligent. She deserved this today.” SIMON CALLAGHAN, TARIS, WINNER: “Definitely (it was a new dimension in not going to the lead). It was nice for her to do it. I was a little anxious down the backside when she just took hold of the bridle a little bit. She’s such a smart filly, she just dropped it and relaxed. I kind of knew there were no worries about the distance. I think the one time she ran this distance (sixth in the Honeybee at Oaklawn Park March 8, 2014), she got hurt after that race. It wasn’t a true reflection.“Todd Beattie who trained her before told me she would stretch out. She’s kind of an adaptable mare and like I said, she’s just a good, classy filly. Gary knows this filly, not quite as good as me, but almost. I left it to him. It was one of those races with five runners where I didn’t know where the pace would be. I thought someone might try to take us on, so we just left it to Gary to see how the race unfolded.“I think we’ll wait for the Santa Margarita in March (Grade I, $500,000, 1 1/8 miles on March 19).” DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, BIRDATTHEWIRE, SECOND: “I was completely taken out by Santiago (Gonzalez, on Oscar Party, whose rein broke going into the first turn). I didn’t know what was happening at first. He came flying by me, which made my horse get really rank. Poor Santiago though, it wasn’t his fault but I got stuck outside of him and he was way out there.“If that hadn’t happened I would have been sitting perfect, right in behind the four that were up front; I would have been cruising. I would love another shot at riding her; it’s a shame that today turned out like it did because I think she would have run much closer to Taris.“I think the only difficult part about riding Birdatthewire is down the lane. She likes being out in the middle of the track but you’ve just got to let her do her thing.” TRAINER QUOTES -30-
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(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Forget Jurassic Park; DNA cannot last anywhere near 65 million years, researchers say.Using bone fragments from extinct Moa birds that died between 600 and 8,000 years ago, researchers from Denmark and Australia calculated a half-life of 521 years for DNA in fossils. While slower than earlier estimates, this rate of decay would put an upper limit of 6.8 million years for the last trace of DNA, by which time all bonds would be broken. The finding was reported by Nature News, Live Science, New Scientist and PhysOrg, which said:This figure is incompatible with the idea of finding intact DNA in an 80 million year old dinosaur remnant, as was famously alluded to in the Steven Spielberg film Jurassic Park, but is much older than the currently accepted record of 450,000 to 800,000-year-old DNA from Greenlandic ice cores.Some scientists are holding out the possibility that DNA could last a little longer under different conditions, say, in caves or permafrost. “The calculations in the latest study were quite straightforward, but many questions remain,” Nature News said. The oldest DNA claimed is from Greenland ice cores said to date back 800,000 years.Here’s a project for creation scientists: look for intact DNA in dinosaur bone. It would militate against the idea that the bones are 65 million years old or older. What impact would this have on the scientific community? Unfortunately, probably none. Creation scientists have found traces of carbon 14 in diamond and coal, even more impossible in the evolutionary timeline, and evolutionists totally ignored it. This disorder, known as cognitive dissonance, is epidemic in the Darwin Party. Outsiders, though, often take great interest and understand the implications, especially if it revives their hopes to go to Jurassic Park some day. (That notion will have to be quelled with other considerations.)
Cathay Pacific is increasing its Airbus A350 services to Australia from late October with Perth to see the fuel-efficient jet on a scheduled service for the first time and Melbourne to get a second flight.Cathay will introduce the A350 on its daily CX170/171 Perth service from October 29 while Melbourne will get its second service (CX163/178) on the same date.The new jet, featuring Cathay’s latest product, began serving Melbourne in February and will next week start daily flights into Brisbane.The A350 is the main rival to Boeing’s 787 and Cathay ordered 22 A350 -900s, in addition to 26 of the bigger A350-1000s. A new wing design combines with other aerodynamic and system improvements as well as a carbon fibre fuselage and fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines to deliver a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn. Along with reduced maintenance requirements, this means a plane that is significantly cheaper to operate.Features include vertical walls and larger windows make the 280-seat plane, already touted as the widest in its class, seem even bigger than it is. here are also outsize luggage bins big enough to take roller bags on their side and Airbus says the cabin is 50 per cent quieter than older aircraft in terms of perceived noise.A lower cabin altitude of 6,000ft, compared to as much as 8000ft in some other planes, helps fight jetlag and LED lighting helps set the mood.The A350 offers 38 seats in business class, 28 in premium economy and 214 in economy class. Cathay says that moving from the Airbus A330 to an A350 equates to more than 406 additional seats per week. “We’ve been flying into Perth since 1970 and we’re thrilled to be introducing our newest aircraft on our direct services to and from Hong Kong,’’ said Cathay general manager Southwest Pacific Nelson Chin.“It not only means a bigger aircraft, it also offers more comfortable cabins and more seats using our very latest designs. “We’re also delighted to see a second A350 on our Melbourne services – which will make two out of three daily services on the A350, with the third served by a Boeing 777. ‘’
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By DTN StaffOMAHA (DTN) — With ongoing flood recovery efforts in Nebraska, Iowa, and other affected states, there are a number of places farmers and ranchers can go for help or to donate.Livestock losses in Nebraska are estimated at about $400 million and many ranchers face challenges to save remaining herds.The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is ready to help producers affected by the blizzards and flooding who need hay, feedstuffs, fencing materials, volunteer help and equipment.Callers to the department at 1-800-831-0550 should be prepared to share their name, contact information, type and number of livestock, location (including county), the type of assistance needed and how urgent the need is.Nebraska Department of Ag staff will gather the information and identify needs to react accordingly, including the use of the National Guard and other state resources.A list of disaster relief resources for Nebraska farmers and ranchers also is available online at: https://buff.ly/… website includes links to USDA Farm Service Agency programs including the Livestock Indemnity Program and information from the Nebraska Extension.OPERATION HAY LIFTNorth Dakota-based nonprofit Farm Rescue is launching Operation Hay Lift. The group launched its efforts in 2017 in response to drought conditions, delivering hay to ranchers in need.The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Farm Rescue is organizing a similar effort for Nebraska ranchers. You can find more information about Farm Rescue at http://farmrescue.org/….FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICAThe Nebraska FFA Foundation has established a Storm Relief Fund for FFA supporters to provide resources to Nebraska FFA members and chapters in the communities affected by the devastating floods and blizzards.FFA said 100% of the donations through the Nebraska FFA Foundation will be distributed to Nebraska FFA members and chapters that were affected by the recent floods and blizzards.An additional way to help includes the Agriculture Disaster Exchange: https://www.nefb.org/…FARM BUREAU DISASTER RELIEFThe Nebraska Farm Bureau established a Disaster Relief Fund at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation to provide emergency aid to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by recent storms and flooding.Priority will be given to efforts to restore health and safety in rural communities, and to farm and ranch households that have been damaged or displaced by the natural disasters.All donations will be distributed to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by the disasters. If you would like to write a check, make it out to Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation and mail it to: Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, Attn: Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501-0299.To apply for assistance or nominate another for assistance, please visit the Disaster Relief Fund Application for Aid page: https://www.nefb.org/…NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN RELIEF FUNDNebraska Cattlemen is working to assist cattle producers affected by natural disasters by launching a new disaster relief fund.The Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund is organized in the state of Nebraska as a not-for-profit corporation and will be seeking to qualify as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization, under which all donations made to the fund would be tax deductible for donors.All donations will be distributed to Nebraska cattle producers affected by natural disasters, including the recent floods and blizzard. If you would like to write a check, make it out to Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to: Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund, 4611 Cattle Drive, Lincoln, NE 68521.Please click here to download a donation form: https://nebraskacattlemen.org/…Additionally, Nebraska Cattlemen has prepared and is keeping an updated list of federal disaster assistance resources, as well as other pertinent state regulations to consider during times of emergency.NEBRASKA PREPAREDNESS PARTNERSHIPThe Nebraska Preparedness Partnership is currently accepting donations. These donations will stay in Nebraska and will be used for the catastrophic flooding and blizzard. Call Sandra Hobson at 402-979-7207 or email her [email protected] for more information.A list of reputable national and state organizations can be found on the Nebraska Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster website, www.nvoad.org. By giving to any of these organizations, donors can be sure that their funds will be distributed to those most in need.AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUNDThe American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund is accepting donations at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-435-7669.NEBRASKA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCYThe Nebraska Emergency Management Agency website is continually updating information to answer questions on resources available.You can access that information at https://nema.nebraska.gov/…. There are helpful documents that can answer many questions on what needs to be done. NEMA has established a hotline for questions from persons affected by the floods. You can reach that call center at 402-817-1551.For information on debris cleanup, contact the crisis cleanup hotline at 402-556-2476.Farmers who have lost machinery or livestock should report to the Farm Service Agency office. County office contact information can be found on the agency’s website at: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/…All donations — monetary, goods and services, volunteers — are being coordinated through Nebraska 211. To access Nebraska 211, dial 211 within the state. Outside of Nebraska, call 866-813-1731.TABOR FIRST STATE BANKA fund for flood victims in Fremont County, Iowa, has been set up at the Tabor (Iowa) First State Bank.For information or to donate, call 712-629-2435.**Editor’s Note: Have any questions or know of other donation/relief suggestions to add to this list? Contact: [email protected](TN/CZ/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters Tags:#Google#web Related Posts Google has just announced a new feature in Gmail aimed at helping us address the pain of the email inbox. It’s a follow-up to some of the recent changes that Google has made to help tackle email overload, most notably with the addition of the Priority Inbox.The new feature, only available in Labs at the moment, is called Smart Labs and it adds filters to your incoming email based on their type – Bulk, Notification, or Forum.“Bulk” mail includes any kind of mass mailing, such as newsletters and promotional emails. These are filtered out of your inbox. “Notifications” are messages that are sent to you directly, but include things like billing statements and receipts. Email from group mailing lists are labeled as “Forums.” If you already use filters to organize your messages, you’ll be relieved to know that these new labels won’t impact your system. You are able to edit your current filters so that they are included or excluded from the Smart Label categorization. You can also edit the Smart Label filters themselves.If you don’t currently use an elaborate labeling system, then Smart Labels can certainly help you get started by putting some of these very basic filters in place.Having a smarter, more manageable inbox isn’t just something that Google is working on. The new Smart Labels are reminscent of the service offered by OtherInbox, which also helps minimize your email clutter but then goes the extra step of sending you a nice email reminder with a digest of that “other stuff” so that you don’t miss important messages that aren’t in your inbox any more but in some other vast pile of unread messages.To activate the new feature in Gmail, go to the Labs tab under Settings and search for Smart Labels.
FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors’ JaVale McGee plays during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. McGee will never call himself a journeyman in describing his rugged professional path. Yet McGee must not look far to find an example of someone else who has learned to thrive as a well-traveled NBA role player: just a quick glance a couple of lockers down to where Shaun Livingston dresses each night at Oracle Arena. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)OAKLAND, California — JaVale McGee practices 3-pointers from all around the arch, just in case. He sits with assistant coach Jarron Collins and a laptop to study film, long after practice and his shooting workouts are complete.The 7-footer’s rugged professional path has landed him at seemingly the perfect stop: in the Bay Area with the NBA’s best.ADVERTISEMENT In Game 3 against the Spurs, McGee scored a postseason-best 16 points, all in the first half to get Golden State going as Zaza Pachulia sat out with a bruised heel. He made all seven of his shots in Game 2 of a first-round win against Portland, shooting 18 for 23 in all in the four-game sweep of the Trail Blazers.Livingston has unselfishly dealt with a diminished role, a rotation change late in the season that altered when he’s used, and then a hand injury in the first round of the playoffs.In February 2007 with the Clippers, Livingston tore three major ligaments in his knee — the anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate and medial collateral as well as his lateral meniscus, then required extensive surgery. Though the injury could have ended his career at age 21, he still believed he would play again. First he had to walk again.“Shaun, that story isn’t really the same now. He’s become a staple of this franchise, he’s helped us win a title, he’s done some great things here,” Draymond Green said. “For JaVale, it’s still fresh, to where I think it’s a great situation for him. He’s finally been put in a position where he can do what he do. 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Each has found a great groove in Golden State’s rotation, called on to take pressure off the big stars while maintaining the highest level.“We just kind of follow suit, but it’s up to everybody to come in and lock in on the details. It’s the playoffs,” Livingston said. “Obviously the stars help, they get all the headlines deservedly so, but the small things, the details, that’s what we lock in at and that’s how we win ballgames.”McGee has discovered the ideal place to shine as an alley-oop specialist in a pass-happy offense, and even Stephen Curry admits it’s so easy to target the sure-handed big man perhaps the Warriors do so too often at times.“We almost get in trouble because we try to do it too much even if it’s not there, because he has the ability to catch it really anywhere around the rim, around the backboard,” Curry acknowledged. “You kind of see it developing when he gets a free lane to the rim, and as a passer in that situation literally feel the most confidence that if I just get it anywhere up there, he’ll go get it, and usually he does.”With great efficiency, too.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Just don’t call him a journeyman.“I’ve never considered myself a journeyman in the first place,” McGee said after a practice this weekend. “Whatever y’all want to call me y’all can call me. The number of teams I’ve been on was in like one year. I’ve been with three teams in two years.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingYet McGee doesn’t have to look far to find someone else who has learned to thrive as a well-traveled NBA role player. Just a quick glance a couple of lockers down to where Shaun Livingston dresses at Oracle Arena, defying the odds yet again this season as a regular reserve contributing to another Warriors championship chase, is all it takes.McGee has never made it this far, an NBA Finals first-timer when Golden State hosts defending champion Cleveland in Game 1 on Thursday night. Livingston never should have made it this far, and here he is seeking his second title in three seasons — and 10 years after a devastating injury that could have sidelined him for good. Doctors thought they might have to amputate his left leg. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments