Four Nations Cup awaits select Badgers

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photo Four Badgers go to Four Nations, the women’s hockey featureHeading into its bye week, the No. 2Wisconsin women’s hockey team has compiled an impressive 9-2-1record this season. A large part of that record can be attributed tothe play of forwards Meghan Duggan, Erika Lawler, Jinelle Zaugg andgoaltender Jessie Vetter.This week, the USA’s Women’s SelectTeam will be counting on those four Badgers to help the team placewell at the Four Nations Cup in Leksand, Sweden. Oct. 16, USA Hockeyannounced that the aforementioned four UW players were included onthe 22-player roster and would be competing in this week’stournament.”I was real excited when I found outI had been selected,” Zaugg said. “I was surprised because Idon’t really know Jackie [Barto] as a coach.The Badgers — winners of the last twoNational Championships — have put together a very impressiveprogram under head coach Mark Johnson and will be sending fourplayers to the Four Nations Cup for the first time in UW history. “We have a good program here,”Zaugg said. “We have a lot of good players, and this says a lotabout our program.”For Zaugg and Lawler, this will betheir second Four Nations Cup, having represented UW last year inCanada. All four Badgers have had experience playing for a USAnational team. Duggan and Vetter represented theUnited States in a three-game U-22 series between the United Statesand Canada earlier this year, but this will be the pair’s firsttime playing in Europe.”The only time I have been out of thecountry is to Canada,” Duggan said. “This will be a goodexperience, and I get a little taste of their culture.”All four have the resumes to back upthe selections. Zaugg is one of the team captains andwas named to the 2006-07 Frozen Four All-Tournament Team. Vetter,another team captain, was the 2005-06 Frozen Four Most OutstandingPlayer. Lawler led all UW sophomores with 38 points last season, andscored 70 points in her first two seasons at UW, and Duggan was namedthe 2006–07 WCHA Rookie of the Year while being selected toall-WCHA second-team.”All four of them are verydeserving,” Johnson said. “They have all worked hard and earnedtheir spots on the team. Hopefully, they will have a good time.”While all four of the girls areexcited, they have different expectations about the experience. “I’m trying not to get my hopes uptoo high,” Zaugg said. “There are a lot of good players, so Ijust need to go out there and give 110 percent whenever I get achance to play. I am just excited to be wearing the jersey andgetting to play with the team.””I’m going to just try and have alot of fun,” Vetter said about her expectations. “Obviously ourteam wants to do well and compete, but I am just going to enjoy theexperience and have fun with it.””I don’t really like to setindividual goals,” Lawler added. “I think that you have to go outthere and try not to be nervous, and just be comfortable in a newsituation. I’m going to work as hard as I can, and whatever happenshappens.”There is one thing that all four agreeabout — the honor to wear a USA jersey.”It is a great honor to play for yourcountry,” Duggan said. “It is amazing to come together as a teamand put that jersey on and go out there and represent your country.”The United Stateshas earned either the gold or silver medal in each of the 10 years ithas competed in the Four Nations Cup.The UW playerswill also be joined by two Minnesota players, Gigi Marvin and EricaMcKenzie — a week after Wisconsin split a series with theopponents.”It is healthycompetition with the Gophers,” Vetter said. “You hate to lose tothe Gophers, but we have a lot of fun with the girls when we play onthe U.S. team with them.”last_img read more

Bolt hoping for one last gold medal

first_imgMeanwhile, Mo Farah races on the track for the last time at a major athletics event.The four-time Olympic champion aims to complete the distance double for the third World Championships in a row when he goes in the 5-thousand-metres final tonight.Farah retained his 10-thousand gold on the opening night. Usain Bolt’s hoping to sign off from major athletics competition with one last gold medal tonight.The sprint superstar will lead Jamaica’s chances in the 4-by-100-metres relay at the World Championships in London.They need to get past this morning’s heats first. Bolt only managed bronze in the individual 100-metres – and ahead of retiring, he’s unsure of where he ranks among the sporting greats.center_img Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Enyeama, Emenike Reject S’Eagles Come-back

first_imgRUSSIA 2018 WORLD CUPSuper Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has failed to convince Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike to stage a comeback to international football.Lille goalkeeper Enyeama quit the Eagles after a major falling out with then coach Sunday Oliseh last year, while striker Emenike cut short his international career soon after without any explanation. Rohr has swung into action to ensure the Eagles are back flying again in time for 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in October in Zambia.A team official disclosed to that “Enyeama and Emenike have rejected an offer from the new Eagles coach to return to the team for the World Cup qualifiers.“He was told before hand not to bother because the players have made up their mind not to represent the country, but he still went ahead and spoke to the two players and he got a big no.“In the case of Enyeama, the coach argued he is one of the best goalkeepers in France and as such everything be done to get him back to the team.”Emenike has rediscovered his form at Turkish club Fenerbache since loan spells in UAE and West Ham United last season.In another development, the new Super Eagles gaffe will earn $47,000 a month.This sum converted to local currency at the current exchange rate comes down to over N18m and it is a geometrical jump from the five million Naira Sunday Oliseh pocketed before he quit his post in February.The Franco-German has signed a two-year contract, which is now believed will be bankrolled by an oil company owned by Ifeanyi Ubah.Officials have already argued that Rohr will be assisted by three others he has handpicked – an adviser, a fitness trainer and a video specialist.The former Burkina Faso and Niger coach will be the one responsible for these assistants.Rohr will be in charge of next month’s AFCON 2017 qualifier in Uyo against Tanzania, which will mainly serve as warm-up to Nigeria’s opening 2018 World Cup qualifier in Zambia on October 3.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Haiti’s PM resigns

first_imgHaiti’s Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, resigned on Saturday, just after days of violent protests against fuel price rises.Lafontant, who faced a motion of no confidence following the protest that led to the death of at least seven people, told Haiti’s Chamber of Deputies that he had sent President Jovenel Moise his resignation letter.The deputies had called on the prime minister to answer questions after riots erupted from July 6-8 to protest the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices by up to 51 per cent as part of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  Earlier this year, the French speaking Caribbean nation signed an agreement with the IMF to carry out structural reforms to promote growth.IMF suggests more gradual approachThe IMF said that getting rid of the fuel subsidies would free up cash for other things like education, health and job creation.However, on Thursday, the Washington based lending agency suggested “a more gradual approach” to ending fuel subsidies which were expected to generate around US$300 million.Shortly after Lafontant resigned, President Jovenel Moise addressed the nation saying his administration is doing all it can to respond to the demands of the public.“I did a lot of consultations, I consulted people who were victims, political parties, civil society, grassroots organizations and many other groups in society. I engaged in dialogue with international partners. I have listened to the demands of all people and sectors.”Consultations to choose next PMAccording to Moise, he will continue consultations in order to choose another Prime Minister “ to lead the Government and gather all the forces in the Nation without wasting time, to form an inclusive Government whose mission will be to relieve the misery of the people, develop agriculture, energy and infrastructure in the country, take all measures and actions to maintain political and social stability, encourage investment to create wealth and conditions that will allow all Haitians live better in their country.”“You have given me a five-year term, as you can see, we have started the work, I will continue, stability, economic and social progress must become a reality in the country of Haiti,” he said.last_img read more

What does Mike Trout’s contract mean for the Dodgers?

first_imgEditor’s note: This is today’s edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter by J.P. Hoornstra. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Cross another potential free agent off your 2020-21 wish list. With all due respect to Mookie Betts, who stands alone as the crown jewel of that winter’s free agent crop, Mike Trout is not just another potential free agent. He was the man that had Bryce Harper lobbying (tampering?) him to come to Philadelphia on a local radio station. He’s the best player in baseball. Now, he’s also the best-paid player in baseball, under the terms of a 12-year, $426.5 million extension soon to be finalized with the Angels.This shouldn’t mean as much as it does. The Dodgers have conspicuously de-emphasized free agent splurges in recent years. They still spend, but the most they’ve handed out to individual players were all re-signs: Clayton Kershaw (three years, $93 million last November), Kenley Jansen (five years, $80 million in 2017) and Justin Turner (four years, $64 million in 2017). Would they have shelled out more than $360 million to pry Trout out of Anaheim? Probably not.Agreeing to a lifetime contract extension like Trout’s isn’t a personal affront to any of the other 29 teams. This is just what elite players do now. They look around at what over-30 free agents are making on the open market, then chase all the guaranteed years and dollars they can find. I half-joked on Twitter that drafting, developing and signing future Hall of Famers to long-term extensions is the new market inefficiency. It’s kind of true. It’s getting less reasonable to expect players of Trout’s caliber to reach free agency every year. The inevitable has happened – Dave Roberts confirmed that Clayton Kershaw will start the season on the injured list.Enemy territory – The Giants’ scouting director was “baptized in Dodger blue.”It’s time for Dodger baseball – Artist Harmony Deimling painted Vin Scully.It’s a hookah-smoking llama –  Minor League Baseball is bringing back la Copa de Diversion. 2022: Aaron Judge, Trea Turner, Gary Sanchez, Blake Snell, Aaron Nola (club option), Luis Severino (club option), Noah Syndergaard, Edwin Diaz.-J.P.Thanks for reading today’s Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Get in in your inbox by signing up here. Finding stars from within the organization seems to be the Dodgers’ strategy anyway. To that end, here are the years that matter: Corey Seager becomes a free agent in 2021, Cody Bellinger and Julio Urías in 2023. Circle those dates on your hypothetical calendar. Joc Pederson (2020), Kiké Hernandez (2020), Chris Taylor (2021) and Ross Stripling (2022) might be extension candidates at some point, too. Not the kind of long-term, Trout-esque extensions that break records, but extensions nonetheless.Let’s do this thought exercise anyway. Knowing they might never reach the market, and the Dodgers might never pony up to sign them, here are the names of select free agents and when you can covet them in public without being accused of tampering:2019: Paul Goldschmidt, Gerrit Cole, Chris Sale, Yasmani Grandal, Anthony Rendon, Jose Abreu, Xander Bogaerts, Scooter Gennett and Nicholas Castellanos. Stephen Strasburg has a player opt-out.2020: Betts, Jacob deGrom, J.T. Realmuto, George Springer, Trevor Bauer, Andrelton Simmons, James Paxton, Blake Treinen, Robbie Ray. Giancarlo Stanton has an opt-out.2021: Kris Bryant, Freddie Freeman, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Anthony Rizzo, Michael Conforto, Salvador Perez, Trevor Story, Aroldis Chapman, Javier Baez.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cloning while they’re multiplying.last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly bookings: Sept. 30 – Oct. 7, 2013

first_imgChase, Shiloh21Oxford Ks501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/1/13 Berry, Nicholas25Wichita, Ks1323 N A Wellington, KsSUSODriving while under the influence, License to be carried, Fail to report accident10/4/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Lipton, Courtney24Wichita, Ks1100 N. A. St. Wellington, KsWPDDWS, No Inst10/6/13 Lozano, Mechelle Lalee34Wellington, KS509 S. F Wellington, KSWPDFTA9/30/13 Trask, Michael49Wichita, Ks916 Battershell Belle Plaine KsSUSODV Battery10/2/13 Wellington PD8 Bird, Barry63Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence10/4/13 Bruey, James63Wichita, KsI35 MP 33 Mulvane KsKHPDriving under the influence, Unlawful registration, No valid drivers license.10/7/13 Smith, Jeremy34Wellington, Ks415 E Maple, Wellington, KsWPDCriminal Damage to Property10/4/13 Welch, Ronald48Wichita, KsSGCO JailSUSOProbation Violation10/4/13 Sedgwick Co36 Archer, Joshua33Winfield, Ks200 N US 81 Wellington KsSUSOCowley County Warrant (Probation Violation), Ford County Warrant (Forgery)10/3/13 Gresham, Kyle22Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence10/5/13 Pfister, Gary Lee48Belle Plaine, KS501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence10/3/13 Dorsey, Amber Dawn27Wellington, KS501 N Washington Wellington, KSWPDProbation Violation10/1/13 Cook, Celena22Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/4/13 Sumner Co15 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Weekly bookings at the detention center for Sept. 30 to Oct., 7, 2013:  Lane, Levi34Wellington, KSSGCO JailSUSOSumner County Warrant (Possession of opiates, possession of paraphernalia, Violation of offender registration, Battery)10/2/13 Carnes, Jerimiah38Derby, Ks100 W. 15th St. Wellington ksWPDDUI, TOC10/6/13 Bocardo-Gutierrez, Jose34MexicoI-35 MP 12 Wellington, KSKHPTOC10/5/13 Guzman-Hernandez, Manuel21ZacatesI-35 MP 12 Wellington, KSKHPTOC, Operate motor vehicle without valid license10/5/13 Garmon, Kelsey21Kansas City, MO501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/4/13 Bookings Belle Plaine Brumley, Tera26Wichita, Ks200 N US 81 Wellington KsSUSODriving while suspended, Driving under the influence, Ark City Warrant (Failure to Appear), Ford County Warrant (Forgery)10/3/13 Cordray, John David Lee20Wichita, KsCowley County JailSUSOBattery, Disorderly Conduct10/6/13 Bishop, Brittany21Wichita, Ks1300 N H Wellington, KSWPDDriving While Suspended, No proof of insurance10/5/13 Mulvane THRU 10-5-13 Booth, Christopher James38Wellington, KS316 S. Jefferson wellington, KSWPDBattery, Crim Damage10/6/13 Bail Bondsman Horn, Michael23Wellington, KS1402 Michigan Apt B, Wellington, KsWPDTheft, Burglary9/30/13 Caldwell PD KHP3 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 9/30/2013 thru 10/7/2013 Bell, Tom53Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to apprear10/5/13 Peterson, Brenden Christian Michael23Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/2/13last_img read more

NASCAR provides updates on medical team response to Ryan Newman’s Daytona 500 crash

first_img“The tool truck arrived at the vehicle 19 seconds after it came to rest,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “The fireman that you saw with the extinguisher was in that vehicle. One of the three trauma doctors assigned to the safety team for the race arrived at the car at the 33‑second mark, and a paramedic entered the vehicle at the 35‑second mark.Here is the final lap of the Daytona 500 in which Ryan Newman’s car was flipped at the line.We will continue to keep you updated on his status as we learn more.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 18, 2020“For the next 3 1/2 minutes, two doctors and paramedics attended to Ryan. At the 4:05 mark, the decision was then made to roll the car over while continuing to help aid the driver. At the 6:56 mark, the car was upright. The extrication team then began cutting the car, and a doctor continued to provide treatment.“The roof was removed at the 11:10 mark, and the extrication was completed at 15:40, and the driver was then moved to the ambulance for transport. During this entire time, doctors and paramedics were attending to Ryan, except at the moment of the car rollover.”Newman, who was taken directly to Halifax Medical Center and released from the hospital on Wednesday, may well have benefited from the so-called “Newman bar,” reinforcement for the roll cage that strengthened the roof and the windshield that was implemented after a wreck involving Newman in 2013.NEWMAN UPDATES: Driver released from hospital after crash”So when we look at the cars and look back at what we’ve been able to do with the cars as an industry, we’ve been able to make improvements,” said Dr. John Patalak, NASCAR’s senior director of safety engineering. “The one you’ve referenced in 2013 with the additional roll bars and the roof and the windshield area . . . we were also able to do things with the laminate windshield in 2013 and improved window net mounting in 2013.”All of those things really contribute and work together as an assembly to improve the overall outcomes to what we saw in Daytona.””I think, just to add to that, John and I were talking earlier about the fact that Ryan Newman was involved in this accident, with his engineering background, has been someone who we have turned to in many times talking about safety enhancements,” rejoined O’Donnell. LAS VEGAS — What seemed like an eternity was actually 19 seconds.After Ryan Newman’s battered race car came to rest last Monday at the end of the tri-oval in a brutal wreck at the finish of the Daytona 500, it took only 19 seconds for the first emergency vehicle to arrive, according to a chronology provided by NASCAR officials during a question-and-answer session with reporters on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “One of the reasons you won’t hear as many details today is we still haven’t had the chance to go through this with Ryan and his team, with the other drivers in the garage, but Ryan’s feedback as we go through this will be key, and I think that’ll be a key component as it’s always been throughout the process when he’s been racing.”Both Newman’s car and the No. 32 of Corey LaJoie, which collided with Newman’s Ford as it flipped upside-down, were destroyed in the wreck, and both were taken to NASCAR’s R&D Center in Concord, N.C., for further inspection and evaluation.Reid Spencer writes for the NASCAR Wire Service.last_img read more

Arsenal starts 2020 strongly, blows away Man Utd

first_imgArteta celebrateS first win. PHOTO ARSENAL MEDIAArsenal blow away Man Utd to hand Arteta first winLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Mikel Arteta got everything he asked for in his first win as Arsenal manager with a rampant first 45 minutes from the Gunners earning a 2-0 victory over Manchester United at the Emirates.Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored the goals to secure just a second win in 16 games.Arsenal started the game three times as many points off the top four as the relegation zone, but a first home win in 87 days hauls Arteta’s men up to 10th and within four points of United in fifth.“I am very pleased with the performance, I’m even more pleased with the result,” said Arteta after his third game in charge. “Everything I wanted to see on the pitch, I saw tonight.”There were signs of encouragement for Arsenal in Arteta’s home debut against Chelsea on Sunday when only a late collapse saw a 1-0 lead turn into a 2-1 defeat.However, this time the hosts saw the game through as a dismal United performance raised fresh questions over their chances of finishing in the top four.“At the moment we are suffering to maintain that level of intensity of the first halves,” added Arteta.“That will come, but as well I really liked the resilience they showed. I liked to see them suffer together.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were again shorn of Paul Pogba, who faces another month out after an operation on a troublesome ankle injury that has kept him out for the majority of the season.Pogba’s absence is still evident in United’s inability to create when denied the chance to counter-attack and they failed to recover after falling behind early on.“After they scored the first goal, it seemed like they got loads of energy,” said Solskjaer. “They were the better team. They were aggressive, they regained the ball and it was hard to get the ball off them.”For the first time Arsenal started with all of Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil together in attack and Arteta’s bold choice paid dividends eight minutes in.Pepe scored just his second Premier League goal from open play since a £72 million move from Lille when he swept home Sead Kolasinac’s cross at the back post.The Ivorian was suddenly brimming with confidence as he twisted and turned Luke Shaw before crossing for Aubameyang to volley just over.Lacazette then rolled Harry Maguire easily in a night to forget for the world’s most expensive defender before pulling his shot across goal.David de Gea is another of United’s more experienced stars suffering an alarming dip in form and a poor clearance from the Spaniard offered another sight of goal to Pepe, whose long-range strike came back off the post.Arsenal’s first half dominance was rewarded with a second goal before the half-time interval as De Gea could only palm Lacazette’s header from a corner back into the danger area and Sokratis pounced to fire into the roof of the net.As the hosts’ energy levels dipped from a frantic first 45 minutes, United were allowed to dictate the game but did not have the guile to make their possession count.Andreas Pereira had the best chance to give United a lifeline but fired into the side-netting from Nemanja Matic’s clever reverse pass.“We have to be honest and admit physically we are not ready, but you have to show heart and this team is ready to change a lot of things,” said Arsenal defender David Luiz.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Mason Health Physical Therapist Vanessa Creed Awarded Orthopedic Specialist Board Certification

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Mason HealthMason Health’s Rehabilitation Services Department has earned yet another prestigious designation. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association awarded Vanessa Creed, PT, DPT, with the professional title of board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. At Mason Health, Creed joins Keith Schmidt, PT, DPT, who became a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy in 2018.Specialists in orthopedic physical therapy have an in-depth knowledge base and skillset to treat orthopedic injuries, including those that affect major joints such as the hip, knees, ankles and spine. Creed was motivated to pursue board certification because she wanted to expand upon her clinical experience and learn more about how to help patients with these orthopedic physical therapy needs.“Cases have become more complex,” she said. “When I first went to school, the cases were more neurological-based, where people sought physical therapy after a stroke or other neurological event. Now, people seek physical therapy for many different reasons. I want to be better. You can never stop learning. We should always push ourselves to learn more and become better in our fields.”Creed graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2001 from De La Salle University – Dasmariñas in the Philippines and obtained a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015 from AT Still University of Health Sciences in Arizona. She is also certified in manual therapy, and worked in an assisted living facility prior to joining the Mason Health team in 2015.Creed and Schmidt have seen patients who need orthopedic physical therapy for a variety of reasons: work or sports injuries, automobile collisions, poor posture or body mechanics, lifestyle or footwear choices, or typical wear and tear of a joint. Some of Creed’s favorite cases to treat are patients with lumbar spine injuries, though back injuries used to intimidate her.“There is nothing better than the immediate satisfaction you can give a patient who has been suffering from back pain,” she said. “Those are often complex needs, but it’s amazing what we can do for patients and the huge effect it has on their life.”To obtain board certification in orthopedic physical therapy, candidates must submit evidence of required clinical practice and complete a rigorous examination demonstrating specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in a specialty area of physical therapist practice.“I am very proud of Vanessa and Keith for putting in the work and long hours to obtain this certification,” said Cheryl Woods, director of Rehabilitation Services. “A large number of our caseload is orthopedic, so having two board-certified members on staff is very beneficial to the patient.”Certifications are valid for 10 years. To date, more than 16,000 physical therapists are board-certified clinical specialists. ABPTS is the governing body that oversees the physical therapy clinical specialist certification and awards certificates to physical therapists meeting approved requirements.Mason Health, Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County, is certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. Mason Health now offers 3D Mammography Services. For more information on 3D mammograms or to find a health care provider, visit  the Mason Health website.last_img read more

Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemption

first_img“He’s the only reason that I’m playing this game,” Rose said of his son. “My dad wasn’t around. So my mom was that figure for me. I want to be the example to my son, the dad that I didn’t have. He’s going to do what he wants to do, but sometimes he’s going to be like, ‘Damn, Pops was right all these times.’ It’s going to hit him one day.”Thing is, Derrick Rose’s son will never grow up poor like the way Derrick Rose did. His father has earned somewhere around $300 million in contracts and endorsements.“He gets joy just being around immediate family and reminiscing about how things used to be financially before now,” Reggie Rose said. “You can see the glow in his face when he talks about the old times.”He gets the same glow when he talks about what’s coming next.Rose knows people doubt whether he can still play. He doesn’t share those doubts. And though he won’t say so, he wouldn’t mind proving some wrong.“When I get on a good team and I’m still hooping the same way, what are you going to say then?” Rose said. “The only thing that you’ll can say is that I can still play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Most people don’t know these things. Rose doesn’t care if people know these things.Here’s what Rose hopes people know, or at least soon know: He believes he’s still among the NBA elite. So for Rose, this season alongside LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers is a reset, maybe a redemption, maybe even a reinvention. He made $21 million last season; he’ll make about $2 million this season after signing for the minimum, even after averaging 18 points with the dysfunctional New York Knicks a year ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Now — recovered from a fourth knee surgery — Rose is set to start anew and resume chasing what would be his first NBA title.“I’ve always been into movies,” Rose said. “And I’ve always asked why you don’t see famous actors all the time. Why don’t you see George Clooney? For real, why don’t you see him? It always comes back to how they don’t want the fame. So when I got into the NBA, I never wanted to tap into that. Rose is past his latest surgery, one that repaired his meniscus and, probably mercifully, ended his season with the Knicks. He isn’t worried about how the now-tenuous trade between Boston and Cleveland with the principals being star point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas works out; Rose is willing to play with either one.Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman said when signing the 6-foot-2 Rose that he would be a good fit. Altman added he knew Rose could have signed with a number of teams, but he signed with Cleveland because of “his specific mindset, goals and total focus and commitment to winning.”Rose, 28, has no doubt he’ll be ready for the season.He has been working out at least five days a week, strength work some days, agility work other days, along with on-court work.Last year fuels him, in many ways. It started with him facing a civil trial in Los Angeles over a rape allegation that a jury did not believe. It ended with him playing for a bad team in New York, the Knicks season dominated by drama off the floor — the Jim Dolan-Charles Oakley mess, the eventual departure of Phil Jackson and the still-going talk of Carmelo Anthony getting traded someplace.“On the court was when it was the craziest to me,” Rose said. “Some of the strategies and all that, I didn’t understand. It was confusing. It was just a learning experience.”Rose’s rise was meteoric: Grew up amid poverty in Chicago, then saw basketball as an escape route and way to take care of his mother and family. In 2006, he hit a shot to win an Illinois state high school championship. Only five years later, he was MVP of the NBA.Then came the injuries : the ACL tear in 2012 and three meniscus surgeries since, along with back, hamstring, ankle and foot issues as well. Out of a possible 164 games in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, Rose appeared in 10. The love affair in Chicago between a native son and the Bulls was clearly waning. He finally got traded to New York in June 2016.The lowest of the low points in Chicago, on the injury front, may have been when he made the statement about how he didn’t want to be sore at his son’s graduation. He doesn’t regret saying it, or the fallout that it caused.What Rose was trying to do was illustrate how being active in his son’s life matters to him. It just came out less than perfectly, and he believes the message got twisted. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison01:57Local peace talks in Davao City may proceed – Palace01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “Personally, that’s just not me.”In an interview with The Associated Press about his offseason and his future, Rose said he believes he’s misunderstood by many, but realized long ago that he’s not interested in changing those misconceptions.“I’m stubborn,” Rose said. “I like moving at my own pace. So as long as I’m not harming anybody, I feel like I’ve got the right to do that. People think that I’m cocky, reckless, unruly. That’s not me. That’s not who I portray myself as. But it’s not up to me to care or worry about that. My family and friends know the person that I really am.”Rose is a self-described introvert, someone who rarely posts on social media. He does his own thing, without apologies. He arrives in China this week to promote his latest adidas shoe, is hopeful to have a place to live in Cleveland picked out by the time he gets back to the U.S. from that trip, and has been so busy this summer with on-court work that there’s been little time for much else — not even a haircut or shave, both of which he thinks are desperately needed.“I’m not going to lie to you; the last two or three years, Derrick has been through a lot mentally,” said his older brother, Reggie Rose. “When you’re losing more than you’re winning, it can get difficult. So with him going to be in a winning environment again now, able to see how LeBron prepares himself, the things LeBron does with his body, Derrick can incorporate that into his own game.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titlescenter_img Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View comments Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Philippines pitiful as usual National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Jake 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. Rose, 28, the former MVP is coming off a fourth knee surgery, though now will be pairing with LeBron James and joining a team that has made three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES — Derrick Rose has some secrets.He often plays chess online against random people who have no idea that their king is being attacked by the 2011 NBA MVP. He was a decent tennis and baseball player in high school. He’s spent a good amount of time this summer studying the life of Albert Einstein. He watches documentaries.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more