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Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil set for Premier League return against Fulham

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 7 Sep 2020 8:34 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18.5kShares Advertisement Mesut Ozil could feature for Arsenal this weekend (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Mesut Ozil could return to the Arsenal squad for the Premier League opener against Fulham on Saturday, with the German being brought back in from the cold by manager MIkel Arteta.The 31-year-old played in the final friendly of pre-season on Saturday against Aston Villa in a strong Arsenal side which featured Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Willian, Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pepe.Ozil didn’t play in any of Arsenal’s 13 Premier League games after the return form the coronavirus hiatus, but he appears to have been handed another chance to perform in the first team.Arsenal get their Premier League campaign underway against newly-promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage at 12.30pm on Saturday.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe former Real Madrid man has a year left on his contract at the club and, despite Arsenal wanting to sell him and get his £350,000-a-week wages off their bill, he looks set to see out the deal in north London.It now appears that instead of watching him sit on the sidelines for the remaining 12 months of his contract, Arteta is willing to reintegrate him into the first team squad and use him over the coming season.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhere he will fit into Arteta’s new-look side is far from clear, after the arrival of Willian and the likes of Aubameyang, Pepe, Reiss Nelson and Bukayo Saka all competing for similar positions.However, Ozil has remained clear that he is ready to fight for his place in the team while he is under contract.‘My position is clear. I’m here through to the last day of our agreement and I’ll give everything I have for this club,’ he told The Athletic last month.‘Situations like these will never break me, they only make me stronger. I showed in the past that I can come back into the team and I will show it again.’MORE: Lyon ‘reject Arsenal player-plus-cash bid’ for Houssem AouarMORE: Bayer Leverkusen eye Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin and Tottenham’s Serge AurierFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Advertisement Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil set for Premier League return against Fulhamlast_img read more

State closes its case in murder trial of Garvin George

first_imgLocalNews State closes its case in murder trial of Garvin George by: – November 22, 2011 Share Court gavelThe state represented by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Gene Pestaina has rest their case in the trial into the death of Julien Junior Joseph of Vieille Case after the tenth (10th) witness took the stand on Tuesday.According to the facts of the incident presented by Mr Pestaina, at about 7:10pm the accused and the deceased were having an argument on February 5th, 2010. During the argument there was a pushing and shoving between the two close to a bar called Cindy’s Bar in Calibishie. There was an altercation shortly after the argument and the deceased ran away into a yard and the accused pursued him where they continued fighting. About 7:30pm that same evening the deceased was seen coming from the yard and holding a part of his body, spoke to some people and was transported to the Marigot Hospital on a van. The deceased died on the way to the hospital or at the Marigot Hospital. He was then taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital and examined by a pathologist. An autopsy was performed on the body and he was later buried. On Monday, the State called eight (8) witnesses; Constable Javeed Prince, Magistrate Michael Bruney, Anthony Andrew, Cooksie James, Jackson George, Yolanda “Binky” George, Sergeant Romain Riviere, and Clement George to convince the nine (9) member jury that Garvin George of Calibishie did cause the death of Julien Junior Joseph.At Tuesday’s sitting two other witnesses; an expert witness Sergeant George Theophile and the investigating officer Corporal Linton Mills testified.Sergeant Theophile, who has a police officer for twenty-three (23) years and has been practicing Crime Scene Management for the past twelve (12) years, testified that he was called by Corporal Linton Mills on Saturday 6th February, 2011 to visit a crime scene “relative to a report that they were investigating” and he retrieved his crime scene kit including a Nikon digital camera and proceeded to Calibishie.It was also his testimony that on his arrival at the crime scene in Calibishie he made a few observations and therefore took photographic exposures of these observations including the Calibishie public road running from east to west, a Ford pick-up truck registration number PD 119 which had what appeared to be “blood spatters” on it, a galvanize fence with what appeared to be “blood spatters” on it, a silver scissors which he noticed and pointed out to Corporal Mills.Sergeant Theophile further testified that he was present during the autopsy of the deceased Julien Junior Joseph and took a photographic exposure of his upper body which was used to create fourteen (14) albums of twenty (20) photographs of the crime scene and for the purpose of the trial. Each member of the jury was given a copy of the album and the sergeant gave a detailed explanation of each photograph. He also stated during his Examination in Chief that he did not “doctor the images, neither was there any malfunction with my Nikon digital camera or computer system”.Under cross examination by Defense Counsel Wayne Norde, Sergeant Theophile explained that he is an individual who takes pride in his work, is a very experienced Criminal Investigations Department man and has worked in that department for fifteen (15) plus years.He further explained when asked by Defense Counsel that he had latex gloves on when he retrieved the pair of scissors from the crime scene and also used a tweezzer to hold the scissors before handing it to Corporal Mills, which is the proper practice.According to Sergeant Theophile, there were no blood stains, finger prints, fibers, or any kind of trace evidence on the pair of scissors. He was asked by Mr Norde, how he tested the evidence to determine whether there were finger prints or blood stains and whether he used a microscope, he replied that he did so using his “naked eye” as after years of working in such field he has acquired that skill. He further explained that he is able to see fiber and trace evidence with his “naked eye” but did not consider finger prints to be an example of trace evidence. Defense Council further questioned whether he used luminol; a highly sensitive substance often used in the visualization of blood that can locate faint blood which is invisible to the eye, to decipher whether there were blood spatters on the scissors he replied no he did not.He also testified that the Crime Scene Management Department is equipped with paraphernalia to detect finger prints and trace evidence when asked by the jury, but no explanation was given regarding why it was not used during the investigation.He also testified that he did not know whether it rained on the night of the incident on 5th of February, 2010 but it rained while they were on the scene which the investigating officer contradicted by testifying that it was a “sunny day and it never rained”.Sergeant Theophile was asked by the jury whether to his knowledge the crime scene had been guarded or protected the night the incident occurred and he said he was not aware. He was then asked whether the scissors could have been planted on the scene as it was not properly secured, a question which both the prosecutor Mr Gene Pestaina and Defense Counsel objected to but allowed by the Court, he said he only photographed what he saw on the scene.The next witness, the investigating officer testified that during his investigations, he made several observations of the crime scene, retrieved some of the evidence from Sergeant Romain Riviere who assisted him with the investigations, marked his initials on them and kept in his custody. He also testified that he indentified and interviewed some of the witnesses in this trial and although he interviewed the lady in whose yard the fight occurred he could not remember her name. He also explained that he did ask her to testify but she did not wish to do so.He also testified that he did not ask the accused where the fight begun, or who the scissors belonged to but that he did ask the accused where the fight ended.He explained under cross examination that he did not cordon off the crime scene which is a usual practice as the Calibishie Police Station is not very equipped with crime scene tape or rope, but was confident that the crime scene was not compromised as it was in the same condition as he left it when he returned the following morning with Sergeants Theophile and Riviere.Corporal Mills was asked by the jury whether it is important to use proper paraphernalia when conducting investigations at a crime scene and he said yes. When he was asked why it was not used he did not use it, he explained that there “was an expert on the scene”.Corporal Mills described the deceased as being “troublesome” and was asked by Defense Counsel to describe troublesome. He explained that in his opinion a troublesome person is one who is “frequently in arguments and troubling people”.Dominica Vibes News Share 105 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Larry Ronnebaum

first_imgLawrence “Larry” Raymond Ronnebaum, 68, of Brookville died on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at his residence.Larry was born in Batesville on April 11, 1950, to Bernard and Joyce Bohlke Ronnebaum. He graduated from Batesville High School with the Class of 1968. Following graduation, Larry joined the Air Force and honorably served his country. Larry worked construction and had been employed with the Bruneman Construction Company. Larry was a member of the Wilburn Dennison VFW Post # 2014 of Brookville and the Bernard Hurst American Legion Post # 77 of Brookville. He enjoyed helping with the fried chicken dinners and hanging out with his friends at the VFW.Larry is survived by two sisters: Teresa Ziegler (husband Bob) of Batesville and Carol Becker of Brookville; three brothers: Jim Ronnebaum of Batesville, John Ronnebaum (wife Lisa) of Batesville, and Ken Ronnebaum (wife Brigid) of Batesville; and many nieces and nephews.A Mass of Christian Burial will at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church with Father Carl Langerderfer officiating.. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s of the Rock Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by the Wilburn Dennison VFW Post #2014 of Brookville. Friends may visit at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville, on Friday, March 29, 2019, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Rosary will be at 4:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilburn Dennison VFW Post #2014, Bernard Hurst American Legion Post # 77, or St. Mary’s of the Rock Cemetery. For more information or to send condolences or memories, go to www.cookrosenberger.com. The Staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve  the Ronnebaum Family.last_img read more

Emotional Harper bows out on a high

first_img The 38-year-old saw the curtain come down on his Magpies career as he made his 199th appearance for the club in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat by Arsenal. Harper’s relative lack of action over two decades is due in part to the brilliance of Shay Given and Tim Krul, but their loyal deputy can count Champions League football and an FA Cup final start amongst his achievements. He will look on from afar next season as he enters a new phase of his career, and the club which has become a huge part of his life will never be far from his thoughts. Harper said: “Wouldn’t it be typical if they go and win something after my 20 years here?” Press Association Goalkeeper Steve Harper has admitted it would be just like Newcastle to go and win a trophy without him next year after his 20-year roller-coaster ride on Tyneside.center_img He added: “But I’ll be there cheering them on – provided I’m not playing against them, obviously. It would be fantastic. “All this club needs now is a trophy and it would be an amazing day – and one where I would be there in amongst it celebrating.” The departing Harper spoke to the team-mates he is leaving behind in the dressing room after the game on what proved an emotional day for him, and his message was clear. He said: “The manager presented me with a big montage of the 20 years and they all took the mickey a little bit about some of the pictures. “Twenty years at this club does that to you, that’s all I could say. “I just said to the lads, ‘You have seen today what a great football club this is. All people want to see is people pulling on that shirt and giving their all day in, day out for this club, which is what I have done and that’s the response you get’. “Hopefully the lads will respond to that next season.” last_img read more

Enyimba Fans to Protest Non-completion of Aba Stadium

first_imgAjujungwa further stated that the protest would have taken place earlier but for the fact that his group thought the state government would move to complete the Enyimba Stadium project before the commencement of the 2016/2017 NPFL season.He wondered why the stadium should be abandoned and the club forced to host her home matches in far-away Calabar, Cross River State where it has since relocated to.According to the group, fans of Enyimba have been deprived of the opportunities of cheering their darling team, a situation that is most regrettable and unacceptable.“We have made out time to inspect the level of work done at the stadium and realised that what is holding the use of the stadium is only the re-grassing or laying of the artificial turf,” the group stated, adding: “Our further investigations also revealed that the contractor handling the project, Monimichelle Sports Facility Construction Limited is ready to finish the project if the funds were made available.”The group urged the Commissioner for Youth and Sports in the state to as a matter of urgency make the state government see reasons on the need to complete the project.“Our peaceful demonstration is to drum it to the ears of government that at this period of recession and hardship the only thing that can keep body and soul together is sports, especially football. Enyimba playing at home is the only thing that brings joy to the soccer-crazy Aba residents who troop to the stadium to cheer their darling team.”The group warned that the protests would be sustained until the state government completes the project and brings Enyimba back home.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Fans of Enyimba Football Club under the aegis of Concerned Enyimba Supporters (CES) have concluded plans to march round the commercial city of Aba to protest the non-completion of Enyimba Stadium which has resulted in the People’s Elephants playing their home matches outside their home-base.Chairman of the group, Donatus Ajujungwa, in a release made available to reporters yesterday pointed out that the decision to protest was borne out of the fact that their darling team that brought laurels to the city, Abia State and the country has been neglected by the state government.He noted that the fortune of Enyimba, a team that is a house-hold name in Africa has nose-dived to such an extent that if care is not taken it may be relegated from the elite Nigerian league.last_img read more

Sam Vincent|: Beating the Odds

first_imgUntil recently, the Nigeria Basketball Federation was in turmoil. It had two factional presidents –Tijani Umar and Musa Ahmadu-Kida-claiming the right to run the NBBF and the situation is seriously rubbing-off on the growth and development of the sport in the country. However, head coach of Nigerian women’s team, D’Tigress, Sam Vincent, against all odds, led his team to win the 2017 AfroBasket in Mali, which Nigeria last won on home soil in 2005, Kunle Adewale writesThe June 13 federations’ general election in Abuja ended in controversy as most of the 33 federations complained of discrepancies. In the Nigeria Basketball Federation, while Musa Ahmadu-Kida’s faction was conducting an election in Abuja, Kano was the venue of the Tijani Umar’s faction’s election 24 hours before the general election, with both claiming to be the genuine president.As a result of the rancour within the basketball family, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) refused to recognise any of the factions. However, for communication purposes it deals with Ahmadu-Kida’s faction. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The world basketball governing body indeed asked the Nigeria Basketball Federation to resolve the disagreement that followed the June 13 election conducted for the federation alongside other 33 associations under the supervision of the sports ministry and the Nigeria Olympic Committee.FIBA made its position known via a letter sent to Kida and Umar and signed by its Secretary General, Patrick Baumann. A group led by the Umar who served as the NBBF president until the dissolution of the boards of federation held a splinter election on June 12 in Kano ahead of the government- approved one of June 13 and since then, both sides have laid claim to the NBBF board. Even though the Kida-led board was inaugurated on July 21 in Abuja by the country’s sports minister alongside other federations, both sides have continued to lay claim to the leadership of Nigeria basketball.The letter stated, “FIBA is not entirely satisfied that either election was carried out in accordance with the FIBA General Statues. Consequently, pursuant to Article 9.10 of the FIBA General Statutes, FIBA cannot recognise either election.”It was in the midst of the turmoil that head coach, Sam Vincent led the Nigerian basketball team, D’Tigress, to the 2017 AfroBasket in Bamako, Mali.The team emerged the new African champions after beating defending champions, Senegal, by 65-48 in the final played at the Sports Pavilion in Bamako. The head coach of the Women’s Senior National basketball team was never in doubt of D’Tigress having an impressive outing at the recently tournament.Prior to leaving for the competition during D’Tigress’ last warm-up game against Raptors at the Indoor Sports hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, despite suffering 78 points to 65 defeat, the coach was optimistic. He believed there was a marked improvement in the way the team played as they were able to reduce the 16 points deficit in their earlier 71 points to 55 loss to just 13 in less than 24 hours.“I feel great, the ladies are working hard, we got a good training camp in Florida. We have a solid local training camp and I feel we have good players here who are ready to compete. I feel good about our chances going into the tournament.“Defensively, we have to be better, offensively, we have to get a little bit sharper. The good thing is that the tournament is not starting tomorrow. We still have about seven days and by the time we actually play the game, we will be a little bit sharper than we were tonight,” he said.The 54-year-old who led D’Tigress to their second Afrobasket title in 2005 was never in doubt in the ability of the players to bring back the title.“I definitely feel we can do it again. I feel like this is a great team that we are putting together and now we just have to focus on the last four or five days before we head to Mali, so I feel good about our chances,” Vincent had said before the team’s departure.On arrival in Bamako for the competition, after the team’s first training session, an optimistic Vincent said the team had enough talents and experience to stand tournament and true to type the team did not disappoint. “I like the way the team is working right now. We feel good about the roster. The players are experienced and we have got post players, shooters and we are solid on defence,” Vincent had said.Born in 1963 as James Samuel Vincent, the retired professional basketball player won the State of Michigan “Mr. Basketball” award in 1981, the first year the award was given. He attended Lansing’s Eastern High School, where he scored 61 points in one game as a senior, breaking the previous city scoring record of 54 set by Magic Johnson at Everett High School.He was awarded the Sporting News All-America honors in 1985. After graduating from college, he was selected by the Bolton Celtics with the twentieth pick of the 1985 NBA draft. He played two seasons for the Celtics, winning an NBA Championship ring as a reserve in 1986, before joining the Seattle SuperSonic, who promptly traded him to the Chicago Bulls for Sedale Threatt. After one-and-a-half solid seasons with the Bulls, he was selected by the Orlando Magic in the 1989 NBA expansion draft, and he finished his NBA career with the Magic in 1992, scoring 3,106 points and tallied 1,543 assists during his seven-year tenure in the league.Shortly after retiring, Vincent worked at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World. During the late 1990s, he coached basketball in South Africa, and he has also coached in Greece, Netherlands, Nigeria and the NBDL. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, he led the Nigerian women’s basketball team to a 68–64 victory over South Korea, which was the first ever victory by an African nation in an Olympic women’s basketball contest. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday congratulated D’Tigress on its victory at the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Tournament in Mali and consequently qualifying Nigeria for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.A statement by his chief spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari joined other sports-loving Nigerians in saluting the heroic performance of the victorious D’Tigress over their Senegalese counterpart in the final of the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Tournament on Sunday. “The President commends the players for displaying uncommon strength, confidence, skill and dexterity in their victory over the defending champions.“President Buhari urges members of the team and their handlers to remain focused and dedicated even as they prepare for greater glory to Nigeria at the forthcoming FIBA World Cup.“The President assures the team, its managers and the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) of his support and that of the Federal Government to ensure that they excel against other top competitors in Spain,” the statement said.Also, the factional President of the NBBF, Umar, has sent a congratulatory message to the officials and players of D’Tigress for winning a third Afrobasket Championship title in Bamako, on Sunday.Umar, expressed his delight at the commitment of the Aisha Mohammed-captained team at the championship, after they ended with a 100 per cent performance winning all their games.  “The determination of the players and officials of D’Tigress at the Afrobasket Championship in Mali tells a lot about the character of the team. They have just set precedence for other national teams in other sports in Nigeria, to remain focused even in the midst of political instability in any of the sports federations. Athletes should at all times not be involved in leadership tussles by sports administrators. With an enabling environment, they should get the job done.”Umar also reiterated his readiness to engage the Ahmadu-Kida group in a final reconciliation as directed by world basketball body FIBA before the end of November. He urged the men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, to take a cue from the performances of the women’s team to go all the way to Tunisia and win the Afrobasket Men’s Championship, especially as they would be playing as defending champions.Buhari on Wednesday hosted the victorious national female basketball team, D’Tigress, before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President, while hosting the players, announced cash gifts of N1 million each for members of the team and N500,000 each to the team’s officials.last_img read more

Jamaican attorney slapped with more charges

first_imgJamaican real estate attorney, Jennifer Messado,  was offered bail amounting to J$5-million when she appeared in court on Wednesday after being rearrested on Tuesday. Four different fraud cases Messado is now facing fraud charges in four different cases and police say she could face even more charges.The 68-year-old lawyer, who was out on an $800,000-bail, was rearrested on Tuesday after two separate reports of fraud were lodged against her in relation to fraudulent land transactions.Mavado a victim In one case, she is accused of defrauding Jamaican entertainer Mavado of $30.7 million while in the other she is accused of swindling $28.6 million from St Andrew businessman Norman Horne and his sister, Charlotte.Messado, is facing two counts of obtaining money by false pretense, four counts of forgery and four counts of uttering.The clerk of court, in outlining the allegations, said Mavado, whose real name is David Brooks, told the police that in April 2017 he was introduced to a property at Grosvenor Terrace in the Kingston 8 area and that Messado professed to have been given permission to oversee the sale as the owner was incarcerated overseas.The entertainer then reportedly made arrangements to purchase the property through his attorney, Tamika Harris.The court heard Mavado later paid Messado J$30.7 million for the property through his attorney and signed a sale agreement and a document giving him possession of the property. However, it was later discovered that the property was not for sale. Messado is scheduled to return to court on July 3.last_img read more

Vera&John boosts casino portfolio adding full iSoftBet content suite

first_img Related Articles Submit Share Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Industry games and content provider iSoftBet has announced that it has reached an agreement to supply its games portfolio to Jackpotjoy Group European online casino brand  Vera&John.Under the new agreement, iSoftBet will offer its entire portfolio of original and branded games, playable via desktop and mobile, to Vera&John mobile and desktop verticals. Also included in the deal is iSoftBet’s advanced content service, Game Aggregation Platform (GAP), which comprises more than 1,000 titles sourced from 28 software providers.iSoftBet’s unique suite of games includes table games and slots that are available via HTML5, with the collection featuring popular titles such Paranormal Activity, Platoon Wild and Neon Reels.Confirming the addition of iSoftBet’s portfolio, Victor Olinger, Head of Gaming at Vera&John, said: “iSoftBet is a reputed software provider in the industry. They operate in strict jurisdictions such as UK & Alderney and provide certified content for a number of regulated markets, such as Italy, Belgium and Portugal.“With this new arrangement, we will be adding fair and exciting games to our ever-growing portfolio, which I’m sure, will be appreciated by our players.”Commenting on the Vera&John deal, Michael Probert, Head of Business Development at iSoftBet, said: “We’re delighted to get Vera&John on board. Known for being a fun and inspiring online casino, we feel Vera&John is a great platform for us to showcase our games.“Vera&John’s increasing popularity among key regulated markets means iSoftBet can now definitely grow its reach. We hope players will enjoy the vast diversity of games we offer and the solid math model behind them.”last_img read more

Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins thrilled to be back with Anthony Davis: ‘We never wanted it to end’

first_imgFast forward to 2019. Davis is in Los Angeles alongside LeBron James after requesting a trade from New Orleans and DeMarcus Cousins was back on the market.Cousins said it didn’t take much convincing for him to join Los Angeles when he talked to Davis and James. “Me and A have talked about it numerous times, about being teammates again,” Cousins said on a conference call, via the Los Angeles Times. “We never wanted it to end but everything happens for a reason.”The pair played together for the Pelicans for part of two seasons after Cousins was traded to New Orleans from Sacramento in 2017. Their run was cut short when Cousins ruptured his Achilles midway through the 2017-18 season and eventually signed a small, 1-year deal with the Warriors that offseason. Related News Chauncey Billups explains why Carmelo Anthony remains out of the NBA NBA trade rumors: Hornets’ Marvin Williams is ‘definitely’ available NBA free agency 2019: Kelly Oubre Jr., Suns agree to 2-year, $30M deal In DeMarcus Cousins’ eyes, the dynamic duo is back.Cousins said he’s excited to be back with Anthony Davis after both were acquired by the Lakers this offseason and admitted it’s a scenario he and Davis had talked about. “We realized how much better we made one another and how much we made the game easier for one another. I think we both appreciate each other’s presence,” Cousins said. “To add LeBron James to the mix, his resume speaks for itself. One of the greatest players ever to play this game added to that. It should be an exciting season.”Cousins signed a one-year deal worth $3.5 million, which is a slight pay cut from what he signed with the Warriors last season. However, Cousins said he is feeling healthy after a quad issue kept him out from much of the playoffs. He said the adversity has added to his appreciation of the game.“I love it that much more” Cousins said. “Everything I’ve gone through in the past three years it just helped me realize how fast this thing can be taken away from you. I love it that much more. I’m grateful for every opportunity. I learned the hard way.”last_img read more