LeBron misses second straight practice with ankle injury

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) poses for the twitter mirror as Kendrick Perkins looks on during the NBA basketball team media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James missed his second straight practice with a sprained left ankle, an injury that happened on Dwyane Wade’s first day with the Cavaliers.James was at the team’s Cleveland Clinic Courts facility getting treatment Friday, and could be seen in the training and fitness area. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the superstar is day to day, but the team has not said much else about James’ injury.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees Chooks-to-go Pilipinas winds up 5th in Fiba Asia Champions Cup Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The three-time NBA champion rolled his ankle on Wednesday night, shortly after his good friend Wade turned down other offers to sign a one-year, $2.3 million contract with Cleveland.It’s not known how James hurt his ankle. The team said X-rays were negative.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJames has tweaked his ankles in the past, but the 32-year-old has been incredibly durable throughout his career, playing in at least 75 games in 12 of his 14 regular seasons. He played in 74 games last season.The Cavaliers play an intra-squad scrimmage on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena and their first preseason game is scheduled for Wednesday against Atlanta. Cleveland’s season opener is Oct. 17 against the Boston Celtics and former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving, who was traded this summer.Wade was introduced to the media following Friday’s practice, and said James began recruiting him to come to Cleveland months ago.“He knew I could help this team in some way. I appreciated that,” Wade said. “It wasn’t the sole reason, but definitely everyone knows our relationship, and that he’s a huge reason why I decided to come here. But this team is so good, and you just want to be a part of something special like this.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

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first_img So four years after 9-11 – and 10 weeks after the bungled federal response to Hurricane Katrina – it’s still not clear that Washington has figured out how to properly distribute homeland security funds. And that gives us even less reason to believe officials in Washington.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If you believe officials in Washington, then at last, more than four years after 9-11, we’ve nailed down a sensible formula for doling out federal homeland security funds. Of course, if you believe officials in Washington, you’re probably too trusting for your own good. For decades, the nation’s political establishment neglected to take the terrorist threat seriously – not after countless attacks abroad and not after the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. Then came 9-11, which supposedly changed everything, or at least everything but Washington’s tradition of pork-barrel politics. So even though federal funding for homeland security has skyrocketed in the past four years, it’s been distributed not on the basis of need, but politics. That’s why Wyoming, a state that faces no serious terrorist threat, has received seven times the per-capita homeland security funding as target-rich California. All that is supposed to have changed in the $31.9 billion homeland security bill recently approved by Congress. Under new funding formulas, money will go out on the basis of risk factors. Or so the politicians say. But there are doubts. For starters, even though distribution formulas have changed, the total number of dollars allotted has been cut. So it’s possible that California could get a larger share of a smaller pie, which could actually amount to funding lower than previous levels. Congressional Republicans counter that the cuts aren’t a factor because the Department of Homeland Security has yet to allocate some $6.6 billion to state and local governments. But that raises the question of how those funds will be appropriated, so no one really seems to know what to make of the new system. “It could mean less funding as a whole, but more funding for high-risk cities,” says Tom Ludica, Long Beach manager of government affairs. “Or it could be the other way around, and there could be less money overall for cities. I don’t have a projection on that.” last_img read more