Purple & Bold: The NBA’s return is as cloudy as ever

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Editor’s note: This is the March 30 edition of the Purple and Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.It’s now been almost a month since an NBA game was played, and I can tell you two things with a certain degree of confidence:1) With a nation hungry for sports and a great deal of money on the line, the league and its teams are dispensing a lot of work to figure out a plan to resume the season.2) As of now, with the nation under quarantine that has no definite endpoint, there is no one plan that the league is considering seriously above all others — and the only plan that seems more plausible with each passing day is cancelling the season. But as Marc Stein of The New York Times pointed out this week: That likely entails players, coaches, support staff, referees, television crews and staffers and other essential employees that could still number in the thousands depending on how many teams the NBA wishes to send. Would that mean the regular season is over? Would the playoffs be shortened to a number of teams that could somehow be deemed safe, or within the “controllable” range, and would the fans and teams accept such a winner as a legitimate champion? The sheer number of hypothetical questions this raises is troubling to say the least.What about home arenas? It might be best to defer to the words of Gov. Gavin Newsom, who this week said he didn’t imagine California would be holding events with fans by August or September. And thinking you can control groups of a hundred or more with a virus that can spread through asymptomatic carriers could is likely flawed. ESPN’s Zach Lowe also made a point that if the NBA was able to staff such games with doctors and other healthcare workers to test players and staff members, wouldn’t that strike the public as an unfair distribution of resources in a time when COVID-19’s death toll is already in the thousands?It’s profoundly vexing and troubling, which is why the NBA doesn’t have any frontrunning plan to resume play. It’s why Adam Silver has said very little outside of his two nationally televised interviews shortly after the season was suspended. There simply aren’t a lot of definite factors to signal that any plan is more feasible than another.ESPN reported that the NBA is working on a H-O-R-S-E tournament in short order, in which players would shoot from home isolation. Unfortunately for the league and its fans, that seems to be the most firm return to competition anyone can promise at this point.I PROMISE DOCUMENTARY DEBUTSIf you were ever curious what happens inside LeBron James’ I Promise School in Akron, you’re not likely to get a closer look than I PROMISE, a new documentary series that debuts today.It’s a behind-the-scenes look (albeit one backed by Springhill Entertainment, LeBron’s production company) at the work the school is doing with at-risk elementary-school aged kids who were selected to attend I Promise precisely because they’re at risk. Told through 15 episodes, all shorter than 10 minutes on the new mobile video platform Quibi, cameras go in classrooms, in faculty meetings and even in student homes to describe the struggles of students and their families, and detail the journey of a radical approach to public education.I’ve written about the services and goals of the I Promise School before, but a pre-release screener gave a closer look into the actual people at ground level. Even though it is a LeBron-sponsored look at his own school, it doesn’t hold back all that much in episodes that cover the early challenges of socializing the students who have been hindered by trauma in their home lives.One of the toughest scenes to watch is a third-grade girl withdrawing from her classmates, slinking into a locker and closing herself in. Teachers are shown openly crying during a meeting, frustrated and worried about the intense scrutiny their school faces after a very public opening on national television. There are also scenes of patience, in which administrators and teachers try very diligently to understand why their students are acting out, rather than offering indiscriminate hard-nosed discipline.We have a sense of where this goes, because we have the benefit of being nearly two years ahead: Last spring, The New York Times reported promising test scores and retention rates for the school, which has continued to expand both in its facilities and its grades (it now serves fifth graders in addition to third and fourth graders). While only episodes one through three are available now, with episodes to come, we know that from those early days of struggle come positive results.But one arresting thought I had while watching the screener — one that “I PROMISE” probably can’t answer — was how those kids are doing right now during the pandemic. Many of the characters we’re introduced to early have disabilities, or one-parent homes, or parents who have health problems, or parents who have been in and out of their lives. So much of the work faculty does at I Promise is tactile — hugs, one-on-one counseling, offering an open food pantry and social services. The school has continued to offer meals to families through the lockdown in Ohio, which is a critical service. But as a viewer watches the progress these students made in the last academic year, it’s harder to ask now if any of that progress is being undone.– Kyle GoonEditor’s note: This is the March 30 edition of the Purple and Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Link in while locked downMamba In – Kobe Bryant is now in the Hall of Fame, a moment that was long-expected, but sobering in a world without basketball and without Bryant.Coaching through quarantine – Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy is one of the most revered skill development minds in basketball, and even at home, you can get access to his tips through an app that shows his passion for coaching.Frank discussion – Frank Vogel talked about a number of topics including how he’s stayed plugged in with the team, how the COVID testing has gone, and perspective in case the season is lost.No symptoms for the Lakers – According to the team, no players, not even the two who tested positive, has experienced coronavirus symptoms.Memories you can reach out and touch – In case you missed the last newsletter, a recollection of the close encounters and behind-the-scenes moments that I’ll remember this year.Follow our COVID-19 news coverage – The latest on local cases and procedures to limit the pandemic. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt feels like a gut punch. The NBA does not want to do it. Owners are losing money, and reports indicate that most players can expect to lose money. Arena workers are out of jobs. Fans are hurting without sports while idling at home, and many of them are holding on to tickets or paying for sports packages that have been rendered worthless. Few people want to give up.But that may be the only solution that makes sense depending on how long the threat of COVID-19 goes on: While several outlets reported that President Donald Trump spoke with the commissioners of major sports leagues including Adam Silver and anticipated that sports could resume with fans in August or September, other experts have cautioned that is merely wishful thinking.The Washington Post interviewed disease experts who largely took a pessimistic view, saying that events with fans are likely to lag well behind any return to competition. One of the primary threats will be caution about a second wave of coronavirus — even if the curve is flattened for cases and the U.S. starts to see a decline, many could still be vulnerable to the virus. There also could be consumer caution that delays enthusiasm about packing into an arena immediately after quarantines end.The challenge of the Chinese Basketball Association was considered a setback in league circles this week, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported. While the CBA has recalled Americans back to play in their league, they’ve pushed back their restart date. It’s hard to know for sure what infection numbers are in China, or if they are reliable, but new cases are popping up daily in China, where they briefly seemed to have control over the virus’ spread.The model China had hoped to have in place is the one that has gained some popularity as an NBA solution in the last week: Hold games in an empty arena in one or two cities (Las Vegas has been linked to the NBA, where it holds its annual Summer League). Even though LeBron James is already one of the players who has disapproved of this idea, theoretically, the NBA could quarantine people in hotels and play the game in a “controlled” environment.last_img read more


UCLA captures 12th Women’s College World Series title with walkoff win over Oklahoma

first_imgWashington, the daughter of former UCLA football and NFL player James Washington, brought home pinch runner Jacqui Prober with the winning run. She finished the series 6 for 8 with two RBIs and three runs scored.WALK OFF FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 😱😱😱#WCWS | @UCLASoftball pic.twitter.com/LbILY0t4S5— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) June 5, 2019UCLA was an out away from finishing the series in the top of the seventh, but Oklahoma’s Shay Knighten’s homered to center field off UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia to tie the game 4-4. Knighten and Garcia are friends, and Garcia could only laugh after Kinghten’s drive cleared the fence.ROAD TO OMAHA: NCAA baseball tournament bracket”I just laughed because I knew in my mind, I was like, ‘Well, that was a totally missed pitch,'” Garcia told ESPN’s Holly Rowe in a postgame interview. Garcia, the NCAA’s National Player of the Year, was chosen WCWS Most Outstanding Player after going 5-0 in the circle during the tournament. She was also a member of the UCLA team that was eliminated by Florida State in last year’s Series.”(I’ve) been preparing for this since Day 1 and just to see it all pay off . . . all the coaches, my teammates, we fought every single day just get to this moment and just to see everything pay off . . . I can’t even imagine. I’m at a loss for words right now,” Garcia told Rowe. Make it an even dozen national championships for UCLA softball after their dramatic triumph in the 2019 Women’s College World Series.Kinsley Washington hit a tiebreaking single in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday to give the Bruins a 5-4 Game 2 victory over Oklahoma, a sweep of the best-of-three championship series and the program’s first title since 2010.last_img read more


Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Star wants Magic Johnson in Lakers meeting

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Bulls interested in Enes Kanter The only problem is that the NBA has specifically told the Lakers that Johnson can’t be part of the team’s formal free-agency process, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified league sources.The Lakers haven’t attempted to work with Johnson formally, and Johnson said he has tried to contact owner Jeanie Buss about meeting with Leonard. But he hasn’t heard back.  Related News Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: LeBron James, Anthony Davis will be part of meeting with Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard has a big request for when he meets with the Lakers ⁠– he wants former Lakers president Magic Johnson to be involved in the pitch. “A friend of mine called and says Kawhi wants to meet with you,” Johnson told ESPN on Friday. “I said no problem. I’m available if that’s what this man wants.” Kevin Durant free agency rumors: Superstar will meet with 4 teams “Whatever she wants to do I’m fine with it,” Johnson said. “Everyone at this point just wants the Lakers to be good, and it’s from her leadership. … I don’t know if last year or two years ago she would have made these moves. But now she is really incredibly involved, she’s aggressive and making the moves she needs to make. She’s stepped up big time. I’m so proud of her.”As expected, Leonard opted out of the final year of his contract with the Raptors. He reportedly is set to meet with teams around the NBA and has been linked to the Nets, Clippers and Knicks in addition to the Lakers. He will have a final meeting with the Raptors, and many believe he will stay in Toronto after winning an NBA championship.The Lakers are looking to add another star after they acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans earlier this month for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks.  Los Angeles has also been connected to trying to land Kyrie Irving and D’Angelo Russell to join star LeBron James.”Everyone forgets. (Leonard) played with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili,” Johnson added. “He’s played with multiple superstars. He’s been one of the guys on a team like that.”Free agency officially begins Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.last_img read more


NBA free agency 2019 rumor roundup: A complete list of reported deals from action-packed first day

first_imgThe Nets made a pair of major moves Sunday while the Celtics landed a new star.Brooklyn and Kevin Durant have agreed to a contract, the forward announced on Twitter, via his company, The Boardroom. NBA trade rumors: Timberwolves ‘confident’ they can move Andrew Wiggins, acquire D’Angelo Russell — JJ Redick surprisingly ⁠agreed to a two-year deal with the Pelicans. He’ll help mentor New Orleans young core, which features 2019 No. 1 pick Zion Williamson. The Pelicans are also close to agreeing to terms with Derrick Favors.— The Nets landed the trio of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan on Sunday. Durant and Irving agreed to take less than their max deals so that Jordan could ink a four-year, $40 million contract. Garrett Temple will also be joining them in Brooklyn. ⁠— Brook Lopez and the Bucks agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal. Milwaukee also brought back Khris Middleton (five-year, $178M) and George Hill (three-year, $29M). The Bucks also signed Lopez’s brother, Robin, to a two-year deal. Kevin Durant free agency: Star signing with Nets weeks after potential career-changing injury Knicks address missing out on Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving: ‘We continue to be upbeat and confident’ pic.twitter.com/ir4E0dOW9r— The Boardroom (@boardroom) June 30, 2019The team then completely its “dream offseason” by signing Kyrie Irving to a four-year, $141 million deal, according to ESPN.The Nets also reportedly added center DeAndre Jordan — Durant’s close friend — and guard Garrett Temple. Related News The Celtics, meanwhile, replaced Irving with star point guard Kemba Walker, who left the Hornets and reportedly agreed to a four-year, $141 million contract.The 76ers also made some major roster moves. Here’s a complete list of notable deals from an action-packed first day of free agency:(All trades reported by ESPN, The Athletic, and Yahoo Sports)— The Warriors lost a star, but made up for it in a surprising way. They acquired guard D’Angelo Russell from the Nets in a sign-and-trade. He inked a four-year, $117 million deal with the team. To clear space for Russell, Golden State sent Andre Iguodala to the Grizzlies.— The Knicks missed out on two of their top targets, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. However, they did sign forwards Julius Randle, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis.— The 76ers had a busy day. They sent Jimmy Butler to the Heat in a sign-and-trade, inked Al Horford to a four-year deal and brought back Tobias Harris, as well. They acquired Josh Richardson in the trade with Miami.— The Trail Blazers brought back Rodney Hood on a team-friendly two-year, $16 million contract. —  Center Thomas Bryant agreed to a three-year contract with the Wizards. — The Pacers completely revamped their backcourt. They signed Jeremy Lamb and acquired Malcolm Brodgon in a sign-and-trade with the Bucks. — Bojan Bogdanovic left the Pacers and inked a four-year, $73 million contract with the Jazz. He averaged a career-high 18.0 points per game last season and shot 42.5% from 3-point range. Ed Davis is also heading to Utah. — The Magic brought back both Terrence Ross (four-year, $54M) and Nikola Vucevic (four-year, $100M). They added Al-Farouq Aminu (three-years, $29M), as well. —  Gerald Green is heading back to the Rockets on a one-year contract. Danuel House is also returning to Houston and received a three-year, $11.1 million deal.— Jonas Valanciunas agreed to a three-year, $45 million contract to return to the Grizzlies— Derrick Rose is joining a new team. He agreed to a two-year, $15 million with the Pistons. — Harrison Barnes is returning to the Kings as he inked a four-year, $85 million deal with Sacramento.— Speaking of the Hornets, they found Walker’s replacement when they agreed to acquire Terry Rozier in a sign-and-trade with Boston.— Kemba Walker had spent all eight of his NBA seasons with Charlotte. But, he’ll now be joining the Celtics on a four-year, $141 million contract.last_img read more


PFL 6 results: Jared Rosholt sneaks into playoffs with close win; Denis Goltsov, Emiliano Sordi punch No. 1 seeds

first_imgThe Big Show gets the W! @JaredRosholt #PFL6 pic.twitter.com/prXjZoaT5z— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) August 9, 2019After both fighters played it relatively low-risk over the first two rounds, they each tried to open up their offense in the third, with Rosholt throwing a flurry of punches, including a stiff right hand during the waning seconds of the bout, which left both fighters breathing out of their mouths absolutely spent.Fight stats proved that Rosholt was the aggressor, as he threw and landed more strikes and came up with four takedowns to none from Ishii. Still, Rosholt was complimentary of Ishii following the bout.“There’s a reason why he has that Olympic Gold medal,” Rosholt said in the cage of Ishii, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in judo, who slipped to the eighth and final seed of the heavyweight playoffs. “I haven’t had a fight this tough in a long time. Ishii is tough as nails.”With the win, Rosholt will advance to face the second-seeded Muhammed DeReese when the heavyweight postseason begins Oct. 31 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.The winner of each PFL weight class will win a $1 million. Here’s how the rest of the heavyweight playoff bracket looks:#1 Denis Goltsov vs. #8 Satoshi Ishii#4 Kelvin Tiller vs. #5 Ali Isaev#2 Muhammed DeReese vs. #7 Jared Rosholt#3 Alex Nicholson vs. #6 Francimar BarrosoDenis Goltsov flattens Kelvin Tiller by second-round submission (Ezekiel choke) to earn five points and clinch No. 1 seed in the heavyweight playoffsIt could happen just like that and Goltsov proved it. He swiftly turned a mount position sequence during the second round into an Ezekiel choke submission to collect five points and sew up the top overall playoff seed amongst heavyweights.THAT’S A WRAP! Another impressive finish from @DenisGoltsov. #PFL6 pic.twitter.com/JedoZk1tts— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) August 9, 2019Goltsov was pleased with his victory, although it didn’t come easy.“Overall the fight was great,” he said in the cage following his win. “He was a tough opponent. I’m sad about a punch I took that resulted in my injured nose, but that kind of stuff happens. I’m looking forward to the playoffs.”Despite the tough loss, Tiller vowed that he’ll be back stronger in the postseason.“I. Will. Be. Back.” – @KelvinTMB #PFL6 pic.twitter.com/coA37LWWnV— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) August 9, 2019Emiliano Sordi blasts Bozigit Ataev via first-round KO (punches) to haul in six points and clinch No. 1 seed in light heavyweight playoffsGetting eliminated from the 2018 PFL playoff quarterfinals by Ataev via a first-round TKO was something that Sordi didn’t forget and he had nearly a year to stew about the stinging loss.That was evident Thursday night, when he exacted revenge with a pulverizing first-round KO of his own to snatch six points and clinch the No. 1 seed in the 2019 PFL light heavyweight playoffs. Sordi dazed and dropped Ataev with a sneaky right hand, before adding a couple of heavy hammer fists to get the savage win.Revenge in a big way! @emilianosordi evens the score against Bozigit Ataev and earns 6 points with a vicious first round KO. #PFL6 pic.twitter.com/oUmWqIUlCH— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) August 9, 2019“I thought this was going the distance,” Sordi said in the cage following his victory. “But I saw Bozigit advancing and my corner told me to go in and surprise him with my hands. Here we are, I finally get my revenge.”The light heavyweight playoffs will also kick off Oct. 31 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. That postseason bracket looks like this:#1 Emiliano Sordi vs. #8 Sigi Pesaleli#4 Bozigit Ataev vs. #5 Viktor Nemkov#2 Maxim Grishin vs. #7 Jordan Johnson#3 Vinny Magalhaes vs. #6 Rashid YusupovOther results from PFL 6-Vinny Magalhaes def. Rakim Cleveland via first-round submission (armbar) to pile up six points and clinch playoff spot; lightweightsBack to his winning ways with a first-round submission! @VinnyMMA earns 6 points. #PFL6 pic.twitter.com/YXgCUNSyuq— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) August 9, 2019-Viktor Nemkov def. Rashid Yusupov by split decision (29-28 Nemkov, 29-28 Yusupov, 29-28 Nemkov) to claim playoff spot; light heavyweights-Ali Isaev def. Carl Seumanutafa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) to gather three points and clinch playoff spot; heavyweights-Maxim Grishin def. Mikhail Mokhnatkin by first-round KO (punches) to rake in six points and secure playoff spot; light heavyweights-Muhammed DeReese def. Valdrin Istrefi via first-round KO (punches) to garner six points and clinch playoff spot; heavyweightsHe’s back! Muhammed Dereese @momuscle delivers a monster first round finish and earns 6 points. #PFL6 pic.twitter.com/w6uE8IXrRY— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) August 9, 2019-Umar Nurmagomedov def. Sidemar Honorio by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27); bantamweights -Francimar Barroso def. Ben Edwards by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) to earn six points and clinch playoff spot; heavyweights-Alex Nicholson def. Zeke Tuinei-Wily via first-round KO (punches) to snatch six points and secure playoff spot; heavyweightsTHIS IS SPARTA! Alex Nicholson @spartanlife32 gets his first win of 2019 and earns 6 points with a huge KO. #PFL6 pic.twitter.com/xF9TXNmdwe— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) August 9, 2019Jordan Johnson def. Sigi Pesaleli by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) to earn three points and clinch playoff spot; light heavyweights Jared Rosholt fully understood what he was facing entering the cage at the Professional Fighters League 6 main event Thursday night — win or fail to make the playoff cut.Rosholt made sure of the former, doing just enough to land a close unanimous decision over Satoshi Ishii in the main event of PFL 6 at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., and live on ESPN+. Judges saw it 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 in favor of Rosholt, who snagged three points and managed to just clinch the seventh overall seed in the heavyweight playoffs.last_img read more


Sušić released the list of players of the match BiH- Greece

first_imgOn today’s press conference in hotel ”Europa” in Sarajevo, BiH football team manager Safet Sušić has released the list of players which will play against Greece in Zenica on 22 March.Sušić invited both injured Pjanić and Zvjezdan Misimović who plays for Chinese club Guizhou Renhea.Complete List: Asmir Begović (Stoke), Asmir Avdukić (Borac), Jasmin Fejzić (Aalen), Boris Pandža (Mechelen), Emir Spahić (Anzhi), Toni Šunjić (Zorya), Mensur Mujdža (Freiburg), Ognjen Vranješ (Alania), Ervin Zukanović (Gent), Muhamed Bešić (Fenercvarosi), Miralem Pjanić (Roma), Senad Lulić (Lazio), Sejad Salihović (Hoffenheim), Adnan Zahirović (Dinamo Minsk), Elvir Rahimić (CSKA), Haris Medunjanin (Gaziantepspor), Senijad Ibričić (Kasimpasa), Muamer Svraka (Željezničar), Miroslav Stevanović (Sevilla), Zvjezdan Misimović (Guizhou), Ivan Sesar (Elazigspor), Avdija Vršajević (Hajduk), Vedad Ibišević (Stuttgart), Edin Džeko (Man. City), Edin Višća (Istanbul BB).last_img read more


FK Željezničar Had Positive Business Results in 2013

first_imgThe football club FK Željezničar had positive business results in 2013.The revenues amounted to 2.238.000 BAM, and expenditures were 2.218.000, and the club finished the year with around 20.000 BAM. These statistics were provided by the President of the Executive Committee of FK Željezničar Gredić at the Assembly of the club.In the detailed financial report for the previous year, which was unanimously adopted, Gredić said that the club in 2013 entered without a single BAM, with arrivals of debts for the payment of players, coaches and employees, which managed to be reconciled in the previous year.In 2013, the club settled debts from 2012 in the amount of 720.000, players were paid 15, trainers 14 and club employees 15 salaries, said Gredić.President of the football club said that this balance is the result of rationalization of club expenses and reduction of administration, and added that such a policy of non-indebtedness would continue in the future, and expects that the club will settle all debts for one and a half year.The President expressed hope that each year, the budget of the club would increase from 10-15 percent, and there will be no spending without coverage.(Source: Fena)last_img read more


Džumhur and Brkić Finished Matches in Poland and Italy

first_img(Source: Fena) The Bosnian tennis players Damir Džumhur and Tomislav Brkić finished their performances at the start of the ATP Challenger tournament in Poland and Italy.Džumhur, who won the ATP tournament in San Benedetto last week, was defeated in the first round of the tournament in Poznan. The tournament was played for the prize of 35 000 Euros. He was defeated by Martin Alund with the result of 6:4, 7:6.In the first round of the tournament in Recanati (Italy), where he performed as a “lucky loser”, Brkić was defeated by Russian Alexander Lobko with the result of 4:6, 7:5, 6:2.last_img


Samardžić Wins Gold, Sadiković Silver at the European Judo Cup Juniors

first_img(Source: Fena) Junior judo team of B&H won two medals at the European Cup Juniors in Prague.Aleksandra Samardžić won the golden medal in the category up to 70 kilograms, while Harun Sadiković won the silver medal in the category up to 100 kilograms – was announced at the B&H Judo Union.In the first round, Samardžić beat an Italian Giorgia Stagherlin and later Miriam Butkereit from Germany. In the half finals she beat Aleksandra Jablonska from Poland and finally she won the gold medal by defeating Alessandra Prosdocimo from Italy.Sadiković who is runner-up of the world in the category up to 18 years defeated today Stephan Heghy from Austria, Sebastin Fagerhill from Sweden and Joao Silva from Brazil.He lost in the final match from Anton Rudnik from Ukraine.last_img


Mesud Pezer broke his personal Record twice in four Days

first_imgAfter the successful previous season, Mesud Pezer, athlete from Zenica, entered the new season also with excellent results in shot put.Pezer performed at the meeting in Stockholm on February 5, where he won with a result of 19.58 meters, thus setting his new best hall result.After the performance in Sweden, on February 9 he also performed at the meeting in Tartu, Estonia. Already in the first series he achieved a result of 19.70 meters, securing himself a golden medal and the new best hall result.Pezer is to perform at several more meeting this month, including the Balkan Athletics Championships indoors in Turkey.At the recently published rankings of shot putters, Mesud Pezer was ranked 36th with 1,159 points. Of other shot putters from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kemal Mešić (31st) and Hamza ALić (25th) are ahead of Pezer.The best ranked shot putter from the region is Asmir Kolašinac, on the high 9th position.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more