Rest day for Republic of Ireland squad

first_imgThe Ireland squad have been given a day off today ahead of Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland.Martin O’Neill took the decision last night to cancel this morning’s scheduled training session in order to allow his players some extra down time this week.At the mid-way point of the Group D qualifying campaign, O’Neill admits that it’s still hard to predict which teams will progress and which ones will lose out.last_img

Former NBA players share thoughts on LeBron James’ latest free agency decision

first_img Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWallace was a teammate of LeBron during the 2007-08 season in Cleveland.“I don’t know (what LeBron’s decision will be),” said Latrell Sprewell, a former Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks player. “We will have to see what he does but he has every option open to him.”In the past, it would be several days after the start of free agency that the basketball world would hear about LeBron’s decision.ESPN’s Brian Windhorst mentioned on the “The Lowe Post” podcast that LeBron’s decision could come sooner than expected.Related Articles PreviousCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates after scoring during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, March 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 116-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reaches to try to intercept an inbound pass during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, March 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) warms up prior to Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Boston, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket defended by Jordan Bell #2 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.LeBron James could stay in Cleveland or leave for somewhere like Los Angeles, but do fans know how that might go? (Tony Dejak/The Associated Press)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is guarded by Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball in the first half. The Los Angeles Lakers played the Cleveland Cavaliers in a regular season NBA game on Sunday, 3/11/2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by John McCoyRumors of LeBron James landing in Los Angeles gained more momentum Monday after former NBA point guard Gary Payton said that James’ son, LeBron James Jr., left, has “committed” to attend Sierra Canyon High in Chatsworth. (Photo by Getty Images)Cavaliers forward LeBron James wipes his face during a news conference following the Game 4 loss in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. (Carlos Osorio/The Associated Press)What’s his next move? LeBron James is believed to be contemplating a change of teams, and breathless NBA fans await his decision. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James walks to the bench during the first half of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 08: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the second half against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James takes questions at a press conference after the basketball team’s practiced during the NBA Finals, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors lead the series 3-0 with Game 4 on Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James drives against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Cleveland. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP)Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James shoots against Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Cleveland. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo via AP)Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue talks with LeBron James during the second half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, is defended by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James speaks at a news conference after Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. The Warriors won 122-103. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 116-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James salutes after his team was presented the trophy for beating the Boston Celtics 87-79 in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)LeBron James has led the Cavaliers to their eighth consecutive NBA Finals, which start Thursday against the favored Golden State Warriors. (Tony Dejak/The Associate Press)LeBron James de Cavaliers participa en el día de prensa del equipo en las finales de la NBA hoy, miércoles 30 de mayo de 2018, en Oakland (Estados Unidos) . Los Warriors enfrentarán a los Cavaliers en las finales de NBA. EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLOCleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James walks off the court after hitting the game winning shot to defeat the Toronto Raptors 105-103 in Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)LeBron James (AP)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is approaching the latest major free agency decision of his career, and he has the league’s and the Lakers’ full attention. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates after scoring during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, March 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 116-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reaches to try to intercept an inbound pass during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, March 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 24Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reaches to try to intercept an inbound pass during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, March 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandThe NBA Awards put a bow on the 2017-18 season and the basketball world has wasted little time talking about the upcoming offseason.Free agency begins at midnight at 9:01 p.m. PT on June 30, but that didn’t stop the media from asking players for comments and predictions about the frenzy during the red carpet event.The hottest free agency topic involves LeBron James and his upcoming decision once again. Ben Wallace isn’t willing to make a bold prediction on LeBron’s next move.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“I have learned not to partake in this type of conversation about LeBron because I didn’t think he was going to leave the Cavs and he left,” said Wallace, a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year when he starred for the Detroit Pistons. “I didn’t think he was going to leave Miami and he left. I am going to follow along like everyone else.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Ryan Hollins, who played at UCLA and with the Clippers, believes the four-time MVP will switch teams once again.“My assumption is why not (leave Cleveland),” Hollins said. “I think he is coming to the Lakers. It just makes sense.”Other players shared a different opinion and believe LeBron should remain in Cleveland.“I hope not,” seven-time All-Star Tracy McGrady said.“I hope players come to him,” said Kenny Smith, a TNT broadcaster and former NBA player. “It would be exciting to see people come to him instead of him going to someone else. He is a magnet and should be able to have people come play with him (in Cleveland).” “Everybody will be on holiday on July 4,” Windhorst said. “It will be over by then.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers last_img read more

Regulator Calls Nationstar on Explosive Growth

first_img A regulator who recently took actions to curb growth at Ocwen has now turned his eye to Nationstar.Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS), issued a letter to Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, acknowledging the agency “has significant concerns that the explosive growth at Nationstar and other nonbank mortgage servicers may create capacity issues that put homeowners at risk.””We have received hundreds of complaints from New York consumers,” said Lawsky in a letter initially reviewed and reported by the Wall Street Journal. The letter cites problems with Nationstar’s mortgage practices, including problems related to mortgage modifications, improper fees, and lost paperwork.One of the “other nonbank mortgage servicers” referenced is Ocwen Financial Corporation, which had a previous run-in with Lawsky and his department.NYSDFS halted a deal between Ocwen and Wells Fargo that would have shifted mortgage servicing rights of a portfolio worth $39 billion from Wells Fargo to Ocwen.The letter is a continued effort by Lawsky to monitor nonbank servicers and their rapid expansion and growth. Lawsky is concerned that rapid growth has left servicers without the sufficient infrastructure and personnel to handle the increased volume.”There are real people at the other ends of these loans, and the ability to work with those homeowners is not something that these nonbank firms can build up overnight,” Lawsky remarked at the New York Bankers Association Annual Meeting and Economic Forum on February 12, 2014.Nationstar CEO Jay Bray responded to the letter in a press release: “We intend to comply fully and transparently with Mr. Lawsky’s request, just as we do when working with the dozens of state and federal regulators who oversee our business and industry on a daily basis.”Bray continued, “We have a proven track record of helping homeowners succeed and avoid foreclosure, and we welcome the opportunity to share this information with the New York Department of Financial Services.”Nationstar, Ocwen, and Walter Investment Corporation recently reported very positive fourth quarter earnings, which were in part due to refinances through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). It remains to be seen whether these earnings will continue as the shrinking availability of HARP-eligible loans becomes a factor in 2014.Moody’s Investors Service cited concerns that the three largest nonbank mortgage servicing companies, Ocwen, Nationstar, and Walter Investment, will begin originating nonprime mortgages as a way to increase already growing revenues.Moody’s latest ResiLandscape report noted, “We have said that Ocwen and the special servicers could become the next generation of non-prime originators, given their wealth of non-prime servicing experience along with the cyclical, low-margin nature of prime mortgage originations.”Increased scrutiny from regulators like Lawsky and dwindling HARP-eligible loans could drive the firms to other, more risky ventures.NYSDFS and Nationstar could not be reached for comment. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News, Origination, Servicing Regulator Calls Nationstar on ‘Explosive Growth’ Sharecenter_img March 6, 2014 454 Views Mortgage Servicing Rights Nationstar Ocwen Regulation Subprime 2014-03-06 Colin Robinslast_img read more