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Bulls point guard Rondo racing for game five fitness

first_imgWith a cast on his right thumb, Chicago Bulls’ Rajon Rondo, center, sits on the bench during Game 3 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics in Chicago, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago point guard Rajon Rondo has tested his ailing right wrist and broken thumb but remains a “long shot” to return to NBA playoff action for the Bulls’ game five against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.“This is honestly the first time he has touched a basketball with that right hand,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said after Rondo took a few set shots with his right hand at practice on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Leonard, Mills lead Spurs past Grizzlies for 3-2 series lead Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ll see how it goes,” Hoiberg said. “Just watching him wince a little bit when the ball was coming to him makes me think it’s a long shot. But if there’s anybody who can do it and will try to fight through it, it’s Rondo because of the competitor he is.”The Bulls and Celtics are tied at two games apiece in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWith Rondo directing their offense the Bulls won the first two games of the series, but he broke his thumb in game two and the Bulls dropped the next two games without him. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Rooney scoffs at Scholes criticism

first_img0Shares0000MIAMI, June 6- Wayne Rooney says he is ready to play – and in any position – for England as he shrugged off critics of his recent form.Rooney scored the opening goal in England’s 2-2 draw against Ecuador after starting in a wide left role that he had expressed unhappiness with during his time under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. But the England forward was quick to deal with any suggestions that he might have had to be coaxed into that role by England manager Roy Hodgson.“Obviously pleased to score and get another 60-65 minutes. I felt good you need game time, I was delighted to start the game,” Rooney told reporters.“I know how to play that role, I’ve played that role many times and I have no problem doing that, he (Hodgson) didn’t have to explain nothing to me,” he added.“I can play in different positions Ive proved that over the years, its down to the manager. If the manager wants to play me up top, in behind, left, right, I’ll do that.”Former Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes recently questioned whether Rooney had peaked already in his career and whether he might face a struggle to start for England in the World Cup but Rooney made it clear that he was not concerned about opinions from outside of the England camp.“I’m not really interested in what anyone else has to say, I am interested in what Roy Hodgson and the coaching staff here and people around me say, people have their opinions but I don’t agree with them,” he said.Regarding Scholes he added: “He has been a team-mate and he has been away from the first team for a long time so he hasn’t seen us….I have seen a lot of people (writing) that he has coached me and been around the team but he hasn’t. I am not really going to react,” he said.The 28-year-old Liverpudlian was also quick to deal with the suggestion that a late season injury had left him short of full match fitness.“I’ve come in and trained hard, had no recurrence of the groin strain I had at the end of the season. As I’ve said I would always would have needed the game time. I am ready to play. I am sure the manager will have a tough decision but I am ready,” he added.England face Honduras on Saturday in their final warm-up game before heading to Brazil where they will open their Group D action against Italy in Manaus on June 14th.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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