Repentant Ex-Warrior Tim Hardaway waits for Hall call — it’s complicated

first_imgIf only Tim Hardaway hadn’t taken the call. If only he had confined his comments to sports journalist Dan Le Batard to the crossover dribble, his career, his son, his favorite book, his top 10 playlist, what it was like to watch Manute Bol fold himself into an economy airline seat.Instead he broached the subject of sexual orientation. It changed everything.We aren’t going to exhaustively excerpt that interview here 12 years after the fact. Suffice to say Hardaway took a strident anti-gay …last_img

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How to Easily Fix Media Pending Error (After Render) in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgAre you seeing a random single frame of the “Media Pending” error screen on your Premiere timeline? Here are some really quick ways to fix the problem.In the last couple of Premiere releases, I’ve often encountered a strange bug: after pre-rendering my timeline, there is one single frame of a “media pending” error flashing up at random places in the timeline.This occurs more often with particularly render-intensive timelines, especially ones with multiple nested sequences or dynamically linked AE compositions. As someone who habitually pre-renders my timeline so I don’t have laggy playback, this bug has been plaguing my recent edits. So, I spent some time finding the best ways to fix it.While I haven’t been able to figure out specifically what’s causing the issue, with enough poking around, I found a couple of reliable solutions. If this error has been bothering you, too, here’s how to fix it.Disable Then Re-EnableAfter testing some different methods, the most reliable way to fix the issue has been the following:Select your entire sequence — either by clicking and dragging, or, with your timeline tab selected, hit Command+A to select all.Right-click on a piece of footage or audio in your timeline, and select “enable” — this will disable all of the media on your timeline.Now, right-click in that same spot, and click “enable” again. This will bring everything back to normal and re-enable your clips.The only difference is that all of the media pending errors will be gone.Yep, that’s right — “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” is still a viable solution for most problems.Add a CutAnother really simple way to fix the problem is to locate the clip that is giving you the trouble. As I said before, this is usually a nested sequence or dynamically linked graphic from After Effects. Now just add a cut.That’s it. Just make a cut somewhere in that specific clip. This will also usually fix the “pending media” error.Add One FrameThis is definitely a last-resort solution, since it will require you to alter your edit. If the other two approaches don’t work, I’ve found that extending the problem-causing clip by one frame at either the beginning or the end will fix the issue.Like I said, I’m still not completely sure what causes this issue, but it has been consistently occurring for me across multiple machines and multiple Premiere versions, so I’m assuming some of you have run across the issue as well.It seems that forcing Premiere to look for the assets again in some fashion fixes the problem. Why? Beats me.Looking for more Premiere tips and tricks? Check these out.Working with High Frame Rate Proxies in Adobe Premiere ProThe 3 Easiest Ways to Cut Clips in Adobe Premiere Pro CCRoundup: 5 Awesome Editing Effects in Adobe Premiere ProGet Better Results Using LUTs with Lumetri Color in Premiere ProIsolating Image Channels to Work with Chroma and Luma in Premierelast_img read more

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Team LeBron tops Team Stephen in thrilling All-Star Game

first_imgBoth teams played defense for long stretches and contested many shots, with LeBron’s group even picking up full-court late in the first half. Team LeBron also rallied from a double-digit deficit in the final minutes, tying it at 144-144 on James’ 3-pointer with 1:31 to play.LA native DeMar DeRozan hit one free throw to put Team Steph ahead, but LeBron claimed the lead with his layup after some sharp passing by his teammates. DeRozan then made a turnover on an attempted pass to Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Russell Westbrook broke out for a layup with 10.7 seconds left.Team Steph had one last chance, but even the usually unguardable Curry couldn’t find enough space to launch a 3 between his fellow captain and Durant, his Golden State teammate. Curry finished with 11 points on 4-for-14 shooting.“We got stops when we needed to,” Westbrook said.Indeed.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the first time in the 67 editions of the All-Star Game, the league abandoned the traditional East-West format used since 1951 and allowed team captains James and Stephen Curry to choose their own rosters.That twist turned a sometimes staid event into the world’s richest pickup game, and the intrigue was reflected on the Staples Center court, where a real basketball game broke out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLeBron’s team even won an All-Star game with defense: On the final possession, James and Kevin Durant blanketed Curry, preventing the 3-point-shooting superstar from getting off a potential tying shot.“I think myself and Stephen took it upon ourselves when we took on this format that we had to change the way this game was played,” said James, who also had 10 rebounds and eight assists. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum THE ABSENTLeBron lost four of his original selections to injuries, including Cleveland teammate Kevin Love, Kristaps Porzingis and John Wall. Anthony Davis represented his fellow New Orleans All-Star, DeMarcus Cousins, by wearing Cousins’ No. 0 jersey to start the game.HOLLYWOOD HOME GAMEThe All-Star weekend was held in Hollywood for a record sixth time. A partial list of celebrities attending the game: Jack Nicholson, Beyonce, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Jimmy Kimmel, Michael B. Jordan, Chris Rock, Ludacris, Common, Spike Lee, Andy Garcia, Dave Chappelle, DJ Khaled, Tracy Morgan, Sean Combs, Odell Beckham Jr. and pregame host Kevin Hart, who lobbed roast-style jokes at the All-Stars with mostly blah results. After a much-criticized pregame national anthem from Fergie, N.E.R.D and Migos performed an energizing halftime show.MANY MISSESThe All-Stars’ 3-point accuracy was hardly world-class, with Artesia High School’s Harden going 2 for 13 and Leuzinger High’s Westbrook going 1 for 6. Team Steph was a combined 17 for 65 beyond the arc, including 3-for-11 for Curry.UP NEXTThe 68th NBA All-Star Game will be in Charlotte on Feb. 17, 2019. North Carolina was scheduled to host the 2017 All-Star Game, but lost it in July 2016 because of the state legislature’s Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which is considered by many to be discriminatory. Hornets owner Michael Jordan got a standing ovation when he appeared at center court alongside Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer to reveal the logo for next year’s game. Hollywood turns out for NBA All-Star Game in LA MOST READ LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises The All-Stars’ shooting percentages and final scores were way down from recent seasons, reflecting the effort on the floor. The relaxed All-Star vibe was still at Staples, however: Curry chowed down on a box of popcorn on the bench during the third quarter, and the stars made time and room for plenty of good-looking dunks and alley-oops.Each member of the winning team made a cool $100,000, a distinct raise from previous seasons in another attempt to make things more interesting.The All-Star draft led to interesting dynamics on court.Curry chose his Golden State teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, but the trio had to play against Durant. James also chose Oklahoma City duo Westbrook and Paul George to play along with Kyrie Irving, who forced a trade away from James in Cleveland just last summer.Irving and James had no obvious friction, even laughing and joking on the bench. Neither did Durant and Westbrook, who broke up in 2016 when Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State.TIP-INSTEAM STEPHEN: DeRozan and Damian Lillard led with 21 points apiece. … Jimmy Butler didn’t play after being selected for the fourth time. … First-time All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns was outstanding. The Minnesota forward with 17 points and 10 reobunds.TEAM LEBRON: Durant scored 19 points and George added 16. … Three first-time All-Stars suited up. Washington’s Bradley Beal scored 14 points, Miami’s Goran Dragic had two and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo got seven.LA LOVEThe All-Star Game featured no Lakers or Clippers, who share Staples Center during the regular season. But several All-Stars have Los Angeles roots, including area natives Paul George, Russell Westbrook, DeMar DeRozan, James Harden and Klay Thompson. George and James are coveted as offseason signings by Lakers fans, but there was no reprise of the “We want Paul!” chants for the Palmdale native after Saturday’s All-Star practice. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next LeBron James sinks a basket during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BeckLOS ANGELES — LeBron James picked a winner in the NBA All-Star Game.James scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 34.5 seconds to play, winning his third All-Star Game MVP award while his hand-picked team rallied to win an uncommonly entertaining showcase, beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Column: Cleaning up the mess in boxing’s heavyweight class

first_imgMagic win 6th straight, frustrate Heat in crucial East showdown Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess There’s no lack of good, possibly even great, fighters. But so far — for reasons that start with greed and go beyond the fighters themselves — there’s been a lack of great fights.“My aim was always to be the undisputed champion,” said Lewis, who now works for Fox Sports as a ringside analyst. “These boxers now aren’t really talking about that.”That could change if fighters, their promoters and the various television platforms somehow find a way to work together. But that was unlikely to begin with, and even more unlikely now that the major participants in the heavyweight sweepstakes have aligned themselves with promoters and broadcasting platforms that don’t play well together.Anthony Joshua versus Deontay Wilder is the fight everyone wants to see. Tyson Fury is right in the mix, and there are a number of fringe title contenders who on the right night might make heavyweight history.But a highly anticipated rematch between Wilder and Fury of their December draw is off because Fury signed with Top Rank and ESPN while Wilder is fighting — at least for now — under the Showtime banner. Wilder against Joshua seems to be even further from reality as the two camps can’t agree on broadcasters, terms or even if they really want to fight each other.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving So Joshua is fighting at Madison Square Garden in June, but instead of Wilder he’s got an opponent in Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller who is a decent fighter but hardly a household name. Wilder is fighting Dominic Breazeale on May 18 at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, while Fury returns to the ring June 15 against Germany’s Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas.And we’re suddenly no closer to a first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lewis beat Evander Holyfield 20 years ago to win all the belts.“The heavyweights nowadays, they want to be undisputed but the business machine takes over and managers take over,” Lewis said. “They want longevity, but they’re basically slowing down the process.”The staggering number of sanctioning organizations remains mostly the same since Lewis’ day, which by itself makes unifying any title — much less that of the coveted heavyweight division — difficult. But the process is an even more daunting task now, with television networks and streaming services vying to represent fighters who figure to deliver eyeballs to whatever screen they’re on.That has already disrupted the middleweight division, where a third fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin was put on hold after Alvarez signed what is claimed to be a $365 million deal with the streaming service DAZN. Golovkin finally followed Alvarez earlier this month, signing his own deal with DAZN that could possibly pave the way for the third fight in September.Joshua is also with DAZN, while Wilder — who has fought mostly on Showtime — is pondering his next move. Fury, though, recently upended talks for a rematch with Wilder of their December fight by signing with Top Rank, which has a long-term deal with ESPN.Fox, meanwhile, has ties to Wilder through its deal with Premier Boxing Champions, which also represents Efe Ajagba, the Nigerian heavyweight who has created buzz in his short career by knocking out pretty much everyone who has gone into the ring with him.The explosion of boxing across networks and streaming platforms should ultimately be good for the sport because of the interest being generated. But it also threatens some awfully good potential matchups because there are too many competing interests outside of the fighters themselves.And that concerns Lewis, who is rooting for the best meeting the best.“I look at it differently. I would want them as soon as possible,” Lewis said of the top fights. “But they can do what they want. It’s their era.” Google Philippines names new country director Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks with boxer Deontay Wilder before the IBF welterweight championship boxing bout between Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Lennox Lewis always wanted to fight everybody, and did so often enough to become the last person to hold all the major heavyweight titles at the same time.That meant Riddick Bowe, even after Bowe threw a title belt in a garbage can to avoid him.ADVERTISEMENT It also meant Mike Tyson, even after Tyson threatened to eat his children.“Just prison talk,” Lewis said. “At the time I didn’t even have any children.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe best fighting the best. That was always Lewis’ philosophy, and it culminated in a 2002 annihilation of Tyson that cemented his legacy as an all-time heavyweight great.It’s also what makes it painful to look at the mess that is the heavyweight division today. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

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