Authorities The visit gave Sailors an opportunity to experience the culture and hospitality of the host nation.During the port visit, Sailors were able to enjoy fishing, swimming, local cuisine and relaxation at a nearby resort.Roosevelt is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, October 10, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Oman View post tag: Naval October 10, 2014 Follow @navaltoday Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Roosevelt Departs Duqm, Oman View post tag: americas View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Roosevelt Share this article View post tag: Departs View post tag: Duqm USS Roosevelt Departs Duqm, Oman View post tag: middle east Guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed Duqm, Oman, following a routine port visit, Oct. 5.
King, who attempted a similar tryout session put on by the Lakers for their affiliate a few years ago, said that in the tryout format — a few drills and a lot of scrimmaging — the player’s philosophy should be simple: Do what you do best, and be a team guy.“The Clippers have enough guys already who score 25-30 points a game, so they’re not looking for any guys to do that,” he said. “You’ve just got to come out here and play to your strengths, do whatever you have to do to win the game and keep a great attitude.”Players were broken up into teams and took turns scrimmaging on adjacent courts, while the Agua Calientes’ coach, Casey Hill, reffed some of the action and Clippers’ scouts and executives, including president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank, observed closely.“The thing that kind of gets them in the door, in terms of really opening their eyes, is their character and their approach to the game and their professionalism,” said Hill, the son of former NBA coach Bob Hill, who most recently coached the Warriors’ affiliate in Santa Cruz and won a D-League title in 2015.Those players, just by showing up Saturday and paying to play, have already made an impression.“At the end of the day, we all get into this for the love of the game,” Frank said. “And this is as pure as it gets, where people are paying their hard-earned money to try out and get evaluated by our staff.“So we want to give them the total respect they’re giving the game.”Respect is good. For these guys, a callback would be better. Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros HBO’s Hard Knocks updates: Episode 3 with Rams and Chargers Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Bottom line: Those 45 hopefuls Saturday, and another group that will try out this coming Saturday at the Clippers’ training facility at Playa Vista, will be competing for a maximum of five spots at the Agua Calientes’ training camp. And there may not be that many spots available.“We’re looking for guys who fit our culture with the L.A. Clippers,” said Dee Brown, the former NBA slam dunk champ who will be the general manager in Ontario. “We want to find guys who can play the game, obviously, at the level we can develop. And the other thing we’re looking for is guys who are great culture guys, who have off-court goals and visions and aspirations.“If we can find one or two of those guys in the tryouts, we’ve done our job. But it’s tough. A lot of guys out here can play. There’s a lot of decisions to be made.”The Ontario club is the Clippers’ first foray into owning and operating their minor league affiliate, as 21 of the NBA’s 30 clubs now do (and as all eventually will, per the league’s intent).Creating the roster will be an interesting process. The Clips-In-Waiting selected the G-League rights to 11 players in an expansion draft in August, and subsequently traded two (both of whom had signed to play in Europe). The Big Clips’ draft night haul, small forward Sindarius Thornwell from South Carolina (acquired from Milwaukee) and point guard Juwan Evans of Oklahoma State (their own pick), could see time in Ontario. The regular G-League draft is Oct. 21, at which time Ontario will add at least four and as many as six additional players.The maximum on a roster is 10 players under G-League contracts. Add NBA players with two-way contracts, players from the NBA camp that can be sent down as affiliate players, players who are on NBA contracts but can be assigned to the G-League, flex assignees from other organizations … you’ll need a spreadsheet to keep up with all of the categories, but once those are factored in the roster size can swell to 17, with a maximum 13 that can dress for a particular game.Among those players hungering for a chance to crack that list is 6-foot-8 Taylor King, 29, a one-time five-star recruit out of Mater Dei who started at Duke, transferred to Villanova and wound up at Concordia Irvine because of off-court issues. As a pro, he has played in Asia, the Middle East, Lithuania, Canada and Great Britain, where he spent last season with the Leicester Riders.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates IRVINE — Not that there was any desperation or anything, but the 45 players in uniform Saturday morning at Irvine Valley College played as though their professional lives depended on it.This is how important it was: They paid, at $175 a pop for those who signed up in advance, to exhibit their skills at a tryout camp. The goal was to find players for the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, the minor league affiliate of the L.A. Clippers in what used to be the D-League, for development, and henceforth will be known as the G-League, for the sponsorship of a particular sports drink.(As an aside: Yes, we know the team is named after and sponsored by the casino located in Rancho Mirage. But can we call them Team Hot Water? And if a player gets in trouble, can we say he’s in muy agua caliente?(No? OK. Never mind.) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
“Dean Ambrose [Jonathan Good] will not be renewing his contract with WWE when it expires in April,” the company said in a statement to the Wrestling Observer. “We are grateful and appreciative of all that Dean has given to WWE and our fans. We wish him well and hope that one day Dean will return to WWE.” MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAmbrose, 33, signed with the pro wrestling giant in 2011 after becoming a hot act on the independent scene. He was sent to Florida Championship (now NXT) for seasoning. In November 2012, he was called up to the main roster at Survivor Series as a member of The Shield alongside Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Fans in time saw Ambrose as the best overall performer of the popular group. During his time in the stable, he won the United States and tag team titles. After The Shield broke up in 2014, Ambrose won the WWE championship from Rollins in June 2016 and held it until September 2016.A triceps tendon injury that sidelined Ambrose from December 2017 until last August derailed his momentum. He reunited with The Shield one more time upon his return, but WWE again launched an Ambrose single run when he turned heel on Rollins in a late October edition of “Monday Night Raw,” on the same night Reigns announced he would be sidelined because of a recurrence of leukemia. The run hasn’t connected with fans. Ambrose appeared at Sunday’s Royal Rumble and was eliminated by NXT star Aleister Black. He appeared on Monday’s edition of “Raw” in a segment with Rollins and HHH, with the latter making a match between the former best friends. Rollins later won a competitive match. After the match ended, Ambrose sat in a chair in the middle of the ring. Nia Jax and Tamina then came out for their Elimination Chamber qualifying match. Jax had a confrontation with Ambrose and ended up striking him.The million-dollar question is, where will Ambrose turn up after his contract expires? The newly created promotion All Elite Wrestling? New Japan Pro Wrestling? Ring of Honor?Let the speculation begin. One of pro wrestling’s biggest names is leaving WWE.The company released a rare statement to the media Tuesday confirming an initial report by pwtorch.com that former champion Dean Ambrose will end his time with WWE shortly after WrestleMania 35 on April 7.
Miami and Florida are in discussions to move up their 2019 season opener by a week. According to the Orlando Sentinel, which cited unidentified sources, the two schools are in agreement to change the date of the rivalry showcase from Aug. 31 to Aug. 24 as a way of kicking off what the NCAA is celebrating as college football’s 150th anniversary. The schedule change, however, would need to be approved by the NCAA before it can happen. It also would necessitate both teams opening their training camps earlier, which also would need the NCAA’s approval.Miami and Florida are scheduled to meet for the first time in six years in Orlando, Florida, at the Camping World Stadium. The Hurricanes topped the Gators, 21-16, in their last meeting in September 2013. Related News Entering the 2019 season, the Hurricanes lead the series, 29-26. Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook enters transfer portal