NBA: Derrick Rose ‘fine’ with veteran’s ‘bargain’ salary with Cavs

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose poses for a photo at his agent’s Wasserman Media Group offices in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)The Cleveland Cavaliers appeared to have gotten a massive bargain after signing Derrick Rose to a one-year $2.1 million salary this off-season.Rose, after all, holds the distinction as the league’s youngest Most Valuable Player winner,  capturing the prestigious award at 22 years old in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set He’ll also receive plenty of opportunities to shine, as the Cavs’ newly obtained point guard, Isaiah Thomas, won’t be back until the All Star break.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemptionADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Messi treble fires Argentina to World Cup as Chile go out Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours After suffering multiple injury setbacks over the years, which have visibly sapped his prized athleticism, the now 29-year-old guard sees the massive pay cut as a chance to prove himself again.“I get a chance to reintroduce myself back to the league. I get to bet on myself,” Rose told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “That was one of the reasons I came here: I get to bet on myself. And I’m from Chicago, I’ve got that hustling side; it’s in me, man. Next time you’ve got to pay me, you’ve got to pay me double, so it’s fine with me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLast year, Rose came up with his most productive season in years, averaging 19.5 points while suiting up for 64 games for the New York Knicks.Another healthy and fruitful showing could raise his stock among NBA teams again, as he enters free agency after this season. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – 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 awardlast_img read more

Higerd’s injury puts APU’s start in perspective

first_imgAzusa Pacific University’s football team is off to an 0-2 start, which means it is already in a position where it can’t lose any more games if it expects to make the NAIA playoffs. However, something else took place recently that put athletics in perspective. Senior Gabe Higerd, a three-year starter on defense, suffered a severely broken leg after falling some 25 feet while rock climbing in San Diego on Labor Day. He is lost for the season. Shinnick said Higerd was hopeful of being deployed to Iraq after his December graduation. The injury will likely prevent that from happening. – The Cougars play host to Willamette (Ore.) at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Bearcats are also 0-2. They lost on the road, 35-0, to Western Oregon and then followed with a 45-24 setback at home to Mary Hardin Baylor. A loss Saturday and APU’s season will be over as far as the playoffs are concerned. It would be virtually impossible for an independent to make the playoff field with three losses. – University of La Verne’s football team will be back in action Saturday after a bye last week that followed the Leopards’ 20-17 victory over Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in a season opener. La Verne will travel to Spokane, Wash., for a 12:30 p.m. game against Whitworth College. The Leopards won’t have it easy. Whitworth opened its season last Saturday with a 35-21 victory over University of Redlands, perennial SCIAC contender. – The La Verne women’s soccer team on Sunday won the Transylvania Soccer Showcase Tournament with a 2-1 victory over the host Transylvania Pioneers in Lexington, Ky. The Leopards (2-0-1) got goals from Katie Ford and Chelsea Riggins. Tori Cannon scored for Transylvania (3-1-1). — Robert Morales can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2213, or by e-mail at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Higerd, who had a rod inserted into the leg during subsequent surgery, was rappelling with his father and two brothers. He was attempting to set a third anchor when the other two anchors came loose and he fell onto the rocks below, shattering the femur bone in his left leg. According to Cougars coach Pete Shinnick, Higerd’s ROTC Army training the past three summers helped save his life. His back apparently took the brunt of the force when he hit the rocks. center_img “With all of his Army training, Gabe is really accomplished at rappelling,” Shinnick said. “As he was falling, he recalled his training, which says to relax the body. As a result, his head and neck were spared serious injury. “He’s really fortunate to be alive.” Gary Pine, sports information director and assistant athletic director at APU, said Tuesday that Higerd was back at school but was having a difficult time getting around campus. Higerd could not be reached for comment. He has attended the Army’s jump school in Georgia and Army Mountain Warfare School in Vermont. Higerd, a strong safety out of Mammoth Lakes, had 107 tackles and two interceptions in his 33-game career. last_img read more