Cavaliers sign Turkish talent Osman

first_imgLIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIES Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Gilas enters killer stretch Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 Los Angeles, United States — The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Turkish forward Cedi Osman, the team confirmed on Tuesday.Terms of the deal were not released but local media reports said the 22-year-old shooting guard had inked a three-year contract worth $8.3 million.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The Cavaliers have also agreed to pay $700,000 to Turkish club Anadolu Efes to help meet his $1 million buyout clause.Osman heads to Cleveland after spending the last five seasons with Anadolu in the Turkish Basketball League first division.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’The 6ft 8in forward averaged 13.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 35 games last season.Osman represented his country at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, FIBA EuroBasket 2015 and the 2016 Manila FIBA World Olympic qualifying tournament. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Barton on Drive: ‘Who’s improved dramatically – Neymar or Justin Bieber?!’

first_imgJoey Barton has spoken about his comparison between world-famous stars Justin Bieber and Barcelona’s Neymar.The Burnley midfielder famously tweeted in 2013: ‘Neymar is the Justin Bieber of football. Brilliant on the old You Tube. Cat p*** in reality.’But Brazilian star Neymar has stepped up his performances in the last 12 months, coming third in January’s Ballon d’Or ceremony, behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.The 24-year-old is now a key part of the Blaugrana’s dangerous ‘MSN’ front three and has 23 goals in 35 appearances for club and country this term.Similarly, Canadian pop star Bieber has also gained fans in the last 12 months following the release of his new album.When asked about his comments nearly three years on, Barton told Drive: “Who’s improved dramatically – Neymar or Bieber?! There’s an argument for both.“He’s definitely improved, Neymar, without a shadow of a doubt. He’s got better.“If you take into context what I said: I was saying not at the level of Messi or Ronaldo. I don’t think anybody who is of sane mind would say that he is.“Obviously, as I have a habit of doing, I just try to make fun of situations and obviously the Justin Bieber-Neymar call was a bit tongue in cheek.“Do I think he is capable of getting to that level? Well he is certainly improving, but will he be better than Messi in time? No I don’t [think so] is the honest answer.“I also said something similar about Alexis Sanchez when he signed for Arsenal, about him being slightly inconsistent and whilst everyone was getting carried away with him I didn’t think he would be the piece in the jigsaw that took Arsenal on to be league champions – ironically this season they have a good chance of doing that.”last_img read more