Heat guard Dion Waiters will consider offseason ankle surgery

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) passes the ball against New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)MIAMI — Dion Waiters will consider having surgery this offseason to repair his problematic left ankle, conceding Tuesday that it probably won’t be fully healed until such a procedure takes place.The Miami Heat guard missed his second straight game Tuesday because of a recurrence of the sprain that kept him off the floor for the final 13 games of last season. There’s no timetable for his return, though Waiters he does not expect this absence to be like the month he missed when he first sprained the ankle last March.ADVERTISEMENT 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 award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The ankle never fully healed, and Waiters has been dealing with it all season.“I’ve played through it, though,” Waiters said. “I’ve got to. I’m not making any excuses. It is what it is. It’s something I don’t like to talk about because there’s nothing we really can do right now but try to take care of it, get it stronger, things like that. I don’t want to be in this predicament where it’s a little tweak you’ve got to miss a decent amount just off a little tweak. That sucks.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe was adamant that surgery will not take place before the Heat season ends.“No,” Waiters said. “Hell no.” Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense The Heat have been dealing with plenty of injury woes all season. Hassan Whiteside returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing 11 games with a bone bruise in his knee, Justise Winslow remains out with a knee strain, Goran Dragic is playing through elbow pain and James Johnson missed a week with right ankle bursitis — and is now out again with a flare-up of the same problem.Plus, Rodney McGruder has yet to play this season with a stress fracture in his leg.“We believe in each other, man,” Johnson said Tuesday after some light court work, a part of his rehab. “We believe not one man makes up this team, not two of us, not three of us. And we always have enough every night. So whoever suits up, that’s enough to get the job done that night. And I firmly believe it and I know everybody who’s playing tonight and strapping up, they believe that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SMB tests Meralco Waiters is averaging 14.3 points this season for the Heat, and most of his stats are fairly comparable to a year ago — except 3-point shooting, where he was at nearly 40 percent last season and is barely at 30 percent this season.The Heat share Waiters’ optimism of a quick return to the lineup. He got hurt early in Miami’s game against Dallas on Friday on a drive in the lane where the ankle just appeared to give way, then sat out against New Orleans on Saturday and was inactive for Tuesday’s game with Orlando.“He will continue to do rehab, treatment and conditioning and see when we can get him back on the court,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I don’t think it is as bad — but I’m also not a trainer or a doctor.”Waiters considered surgery last summer, deciding against it because he would not have been ready for the start of this season. He said when the time comes he’ll discuss with his family and advisers how best to proceed.“Until I take care of it and do what I was supposed to do with it, even if I have a little sprain it’s going to be severe,” Waiters said. “I didn’t even do anything when I twisted it. I just twisted it.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

CBI Books 3 Agents After 22 Indian Teens Go Missing in France

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered an FIR against three travel agents after 22 of the 25 Indian minors allegedly taken illegally to France by them last year were found missing. The teenagers, hailing from Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, were allegedly taken on the pretext of giving then rugby training.CBI lodged a case of human trafficking against Faridabad-based travel agents Lalit David Dean and Delhi-based Sanjeev Raj and Varun Choudhary on Dec. 28. The agency also carried out searches at the four premises associated with the agents and documents have been seized.It will soon contact the parents of the minors to collect information if any missing person complaint was registered.According to the CBI, these agents charged Rs 25-30 lakh from the parents of each of the minors for sending them abroad. In February 2016, a group of 25 students was taken from Delhi to Paris to participate in international rugby training on the basis of alleged invitation received from the French Federation.“A group of 25 students shown as students of two Kapurthala (Punjab)-based schools led by private persons (travel agents) embarked at Delhi airport for Paris to participate in a rugby training camp on the basis of alleged invitation received from the French Federation, Paris,” CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said, PTI reported.The boys visited Paris and also attended the training camp for around a week. They were then allegedly dumped in a Gurudwara and their return ticket was cancelled. Dayal added that before the travel agents could cancel the return tickets, two of them anticipated something wrong and managed to return to India.The CBI officials said that in their visa application, the agents had shown that the 25 students in the age group of 13-18 years were going to attend a rugby training camp in Paris. The FIR says that their visas, which were obtained from the French Embassy at Delhi, were on the basis of forged and fabricated documents.CBI officials said that one of the 23 stranded boys from the group was arrested by the French police and he told them what had happened. The French police then referred the matter to Interpol, which informed CBI. Related ItemsFranceHuman RightsTraffickinglast_img read more

Officer took part in market attack

first_imgA 44-year-old police officer who had been assigned to the personal guard of Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) MP Costas Barbarousis has been suspended from work and is facing expulsion from the force after it emerged that he played an active role in the far-right group’s raid on an open-air market Mesolongi, western Greece, on Saturday.Police sources confirmed that the officer, identified just by his initials D.M., had been spotted in a video of the incident that was posted on the Internet. The officer is seen in a group of Golden Dawn supporters led by Barbarousis as they walked through a market, where they attacked stalls operated by migrants. The 44-year-old, who served at the Aitolia precinct, is also seen arguing with a woman who objected to the men’s behavior.The incident is an embarrassment for the police force, which has been accused by critics of failing to clamp down on illegal acts by Golden Dawn supporters, including attacks on migrants, because of alleged ties to the party. The force denies it has shown any bias or failed to do its duty.Sources told Kathimerini that police have identified another seven suspects apart from Barbarousis who took part in Saturday’s raid. They are likely to face prosecution.A similar raid, in which two other Golden Dawn MPs participated, took place in Rafina, northeast of Athens, on Friday night. Sources said police have identified two suspects apart from the deputies after viewing footage of the incident. It is expected that the file will be handed to a prosecutor by Friday.Police were yesterday investigating an attack on two Pakistani men in a barbershop in Metamorphosi, northern Athens, on Monday night. A Greek taxi driver was stabbed in the incident after apparently attempting to stop the two attackers. The store was set on fire.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more