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Rebels DB Mike Hilton a Thorpe Award semifinalist

first_imgOXFORD — Ole Miss senior Mike Hilton was named as one of 16 semifinalists for the 2015 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football.Ole Miss safety Mike Hilton was named a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist.Ole Miss safety Mike Hilton was named a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist.His eight tackles for a loss leads all Southeastern Conference defensive backs, and he is tied for second with nine passes defended. He also has two interceptions, 38 tackles and 1.5 sacks.This is the third consecutive year the Rebels have had at least one Thorpe Award semifinalist. Cody Prewitt received that honor in 2013 and 2014 and Senquez Golson last season.The three Thorpe Award finalists will be named Nov. 23 and the winner chosen Dec. 10.Here is the complete list of semifinalists.Mackensie Alexander, Clemson, So.Vonn Bell, Ohio State, Jr.Jeremy Cash, Duke, Sr.Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, Jr.Mike Hilton, Ole Miss, Sr.Eddie Jackson, Alabama, Jr.Desmond King, Iowa, Jr.Jourdan Lewis, Michigan, Jr.Shawun Lurry, Northern Illinois, So.Adrian McDonald, Houston, Sr.Kevin Peterson, Oklahoma St., Sr.Jalen Ramsey, Florida State, Jr.Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma, Jr.Jordan Simone, Arizona St., Sr.Darian Thompson, Boise State, Sr.Tre’Davious White, LSU, Jr.Contact Daniel Paulling at dpaulling@jackson.gannett.com. Follow @DanielPaulling on Twitter.last_img read more

Seebarran looking to build on pre-season heights

first_imgCOMPETITORS are gearing themselves for a packed weekend of racing action with many into their fine-tuning stage ahead of the King of the Strip Drag meet.One such driver is Raymond Seebarran, a competitor in the 11-second class at the helm of a Nissan Pulsar.Seebarran, the reigning Easy Cup Light Champion of the GT Motorsports 2017 year and a podium finisher at the season opening Endurance Meet of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club is hoping to transfer this success onto the quarter mile.Speaking to Chronicle Sport, he contended, “This time out I’m looking for my podium spot. I won 6 of my last 7 races out here on the strip so I’m going one better this time.”“I know there are a lot of guys in that 11-second bracket where I will be, but I’m not going to focus on that. I want to focus on doing me, getting everything down-pat and getting across the line first,” he added.The one-day event will see an unofficial practice on tomorrow that will precede the official qualification and knockout on Sunday.The sponsors are Tropical Shipping, STAG, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Rent A Tent, Perms Electrical, Paul Jiwanram, White Boy Auto Spares, BM Soat, Palm Court, Samaroo Investments, Windjammer, Nexus, E-Networks, JR Burgers, Toucan Industries, Trans Pacific, Ramchand’s Auto Body Shop, Special Auto, A and R Jiwanram Printery Inc., Infinity Imports and Japarts.last_img read more

O’Meara suffers defeat in title clash

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Dominant Groves easily sees off JohnsonGroves tipped to win world title in 2013George Groves v Glen Johnson post-fight press conferenceHaye hails Groves after ‘amazing display’ against JohnsonTrio in action on Groves’ Wembley bill Groves v Johnson in pictures Steve O’Meara was beaten in his attempt to become Commonwealth light-middleweight champion.He lost on points to undefeated Liverpudlian Liam Smith, who landed the more telling blows as the pair battled for the vacant title at ExCel London.O’Meara was floored at the end of the opening round after what appeared to be a clash of heads but was given as a knockdown.AdChoices广告By the third round, O’Meara’s face was bloodied and he was tagged with a couple of stiff rights.And in the fourth, he seemed to be hurt after a right to the body.The West Londoner had his moments though and enjoyed a good sixth round in which a right followed by a left appeared to wobble his opponent slightly.O’Meara showed his slick boxing skills and plenty of heart – and looked to be having real success in the eighth before some worrying moments after he was caught by two thumping rights.The ninth was another bad round for O’Meara, who was caught with several head shots and was on unsteady legs after a left hook to the temple, which was followed by a big rightTo his credit, O’Meara dug deep and did well in the 11th, landing with a couple of hefty shots – including a lovely right uppercut.Both men went for broke in a scintillating final round in which they stood toe-to-toe and landed with several big shots.But O’Meara went for it like a man who knew he needed a knockout to take the title – and Smith’s superiority was reflected in the final scorecards.One judge scored it 118-110, which seemed harsh on O’Meara, while the other two had it 116-112 in Smith’s favour.See also: O’Meara v Smith as it happenedcenter_img 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last_img read more

Former uniforms/logos that would look just as good now.

first_img 4,113 posts 1,508 A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude All Activity Posted November 4, 2012 Next Sign in to follow this   0 Location:Fort Worth By kajeet, November 4, 2012 in Sports Logo News 0 Share on other sites 60 Link to post 4 0 Posted November 4, 2012 1,812 Location:Wisco 1,812 Share this post This has the potential to become “old uniforms I like” so I’ll keep my contributions to old uniforms that I think could be designed todayI purposefully didn’t pick anything that’s associated with one decade. The closest one on my list is te Magic jerseys, but they have a similar (but inferior) look now.I’ll add commentary if that makes it better. Share this post 48 This has the potential to become “old uniforms I like” so I’ll keep my contributions to old uniforms that I think could be designed today. As much as I love the Chargers’ powder blue throwbacks, there’s no way that uniform would be designed today. So already lot of classic looks are out. I’ll post more as I think of them, but this was the first one to come to mind. 34 illwauk kajeet The Rangers’ Lady Liberty jerseys.Those were absolutely gorgeousThere’s no way they’d be able to replace their standard jerseys but I wish they’d Edge-ify those and bring them back as alternates. Location:Florida Share this post 4,356 1,508 Share this post 65 42 Brave-Bird 08 2,572 376 1 987 BASED. “People of the court, these guys are total dildos!&quot 45,948 posts Many of the NHL logos have stood the test of time really well, so I’m going to say that the Atlanta Flames, Colorado Rockies, Minnesota North Stars and of course the Hartford Whalers would still look great today. Share this post 0 2,286 posts Kevin W. 666 Is that Baylor?Oregon… Baylor wouldn’t be playing in the Rose Bowl.Not in that day, but it is possible nowadays Posted November 4, 2012 Link to post Former uniforms/logos that would look just as good now. 0 8,516 posts Prev Posted November 4, 2012 Share this post Sports Logo News Funky Bunky 1,812 Share on other sites TornadoGTS powersurge Lights Out Funky Bunky Banned Share on other sites Posted November 4, 2012 Members Posted November 5, 2012 Share this post 987 Share this post Link to post 1,812 1,812 423 Slater DaytonBlue Posted November 4, 2012 987 posts Members Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo Link to post well at least there’s baseball Page 1 of 5   34 Link to post 5 2,080 posts illwauk 3 2,572 4,356 34 Share on other sites 0 Location:Greater Los Angeles Area 240 posts Members Many of the NHL logos have stood the test of time really well, so I’m going to say that the Atlanta Flames, Colorado Rockies, Minnesota North Stars and of course the Hartford Whalers would still look great today.I noticed that too how out of the four major American leagues, that NHL teams have had the least major logo changes. kajeet Ark Old Time Hockey Share on other sites hockey week Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Posted November 4, 2012 26,359 posts Share on other sites 6,091 posts Is that Baylor?Oregon… Baylor wouldn’t be playing in the Rose Bowl. The Rangers’ Lady Liberty jerseys.Those were absolutely gorgeous Members 1,665 posts 16,613 posts 48 Is that Baylor? Share this post Share on other sites Link to post SportsLogos.Net Members 16,613 posts Ark Location:Wembley Stadium You are going to get absolutely everybody posting 25 photos of their favorite looks of the past and every jersey ever used as a throwback, including a whole bunch of selections that most people would go “uh, no. you’re wrong” but won’t bother to argue about (I’m thinking it’ll be the Islanders fisherman, but I could be surprised).Good luck. Link to post Link to post spyboy1 Share on other sites Location:Atlanta, Ga. Share this post Favourite Logos:Mariners, Seahawks, Canucks stick-in-rink, Padres swinging friar, Astros current spyboy1 1,508 0 162 Favourite Logos:Grizzlies claw, Titans sword alternate, Expos, Mike Foster Location:Greater Los Angeles Area 16 BASED. Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Posted November 4, 2012 Posted November 4, 2012 Kevin W. 423 34 Members 423 Followers 2 Recommended Posts 60 21,575 Share on other sites 376 Link to post 2,572 Kevin W. kajeet DaytonBlue Members Link to post 987 posts Members 0 Posted November 4, 2012 4,868 posts Prev Share this post Favourite Logos:NFL:Original Ravens and Seahawks,New York Giants script logo,Houston Oilers MLB:Cartoon Oriole Share on other sites 5 Members Board Man + Young Trece 666 Share on other sites 5,031 posts Share this post 60 12,353 posts Is that Baylor?Oregon… Baylor wouldn’t be playing in the Rose Bowl.Not in that day, but it is possible nowadaysIt was much more possible LAST year…. 3 Share this post kajeet 2,572 21,575 4 Ark 0 A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude Former uniforms/logos that would look just as good now. Share this post 0 2,080 posts 987 Share this post Sports Logos SportsLogos.Net Members 376 Link to post Location:Philly metro Posted November 4, 2012 Members hockey week 162 Link to post 0 Posted November 4, 2012 Location:Long Beach, California, USA Favourite Logos:NFL:Original Ravens and Seahawks,New York Giants script logo,Houston Oilers MLB:Cartoon Oriole Members IceCap I got this idea when seeing how the Astros going back to their old cap logo, but what old uniforms/logos(of any sport) from the past do you think that if they were to be brought back currently, that they wouldn’t look out of place or outdated and would need little to no tweaks. IceCap 1 317 Moderators Share this post Forums Home Location:Tampa, FL 29texan Go To Topic Listing Link to post Share this post 0 Sports Logo News powersurge Share this post Slater 16 Members 16 (that color scheme needs to return in general, and that would be a perfect alt)(the wild seem to be trying to find the perfect look, but it’s right here)(you might call this too cartoonish, but they are the orlando magic. the stars are are perfect for them and these were a great update from the shaq look)(it seems like they will bring this look back soon, but until then their current jerseys might have the worst piping and pit stains in pro sports)(such an amazing cursive logo, they had a pinstriped version too: http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/u5jdvnye6kb1khflcqr6te27f/Pittsburgh_Pirates/2000/Road_Uniform)(this is the best look for the sens, and I think this edition with white only on the numbers is the best of all) 65 1,204 posts I guess someone has to go there: Easy pick: Posted November 4, 2012 Brave-Bird 08 8,082 posts Share this post Location:Mid-America The Mojo Maniac vicfurth Kevin W. Forums Home Posted November 5, 2012 2,572 Link to post Share on other sites Is that Baylor?Oregon… Baylor wouldn’t be playing in the Rose Bowl.What?! Is that Oregon actually wearing green and yellow? 162 Members Posted November 4, 2012 Share on other sites 0 1 Lights Out All Activity 65 Share on other sites Link to post Posted November 5, 2012 34 Former uniforms/logos that would look just as good now. 21,575 Link to post 2 Sports Logos We the North! 34 42 Flyover Country 1,812 42 Members 0 Members Share on other sites Since simplicity seems to be the current trend, here are my picks… Share this post Posted November 5, 2012 Share on other sites 0 Sign in to follow this   2,572 The Mojo Maniac 29texan 48 Followers 2 317 Suspended TornadoGTS 0 Ark 1 Posted November 4, 2012 Posted November 5, 2012 4,016 posts Share on other sites 2 Location:Arizona 317 Page 1 of 5   1 Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies. The Rangers’ Lady Liberty jerseys. Next Members Blake! 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Chelsea have made €40m offer for player – Should ‘quickly’ return…

first_imgEarlier, we covered claims from Spain that Frank Lampard’s side have made a firm offer for Dinamo Zagreb’s Dani Olmo, providing competition to Barcelona for the Spain international.Now there’s a claim from France about another offer, this time for Moussa Dembele.The Lyon player was repeatedly linked with Chelsea whilst at Celtic, and Foot Mercato say interest from the London club remains. On top of that it’s claimed Chelsea have submitted a €40m offer for Dembele, which Lyon have swatted away, not wanting to sell this winter and believing their asset is worth more.It’s not made clear when the Chelsea offer arrived, although it must be very recently, as Foot Mercato say the club should return ‘quickly’ with a better proposal.According to their information, Chelsea could use Olivier Giroud as part of the deal to tempt Lyon. Earlier this week we covered claims from France that Lyon are interested in the striker, so this may not be such a bad plan.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndo Chelsea are having a big transfer day in the European sport media.last_img read more

Miami City Commission to vote on Little Haiti’s boundaries

first_imgBoundaries seek to preserve city’s historyThe historic Little Haiti may soon be formerly defined, as the City of Miami commission gets set to vote on Thursday at the Planning and Zoning meeting, on a new resolution of the neighborhood’s boundaries. Sponsored by Commission Chairman Keon Hardamon, the resolution officially places Little Haiti roughly between 79th and 64th streets and NW 6th and NE 2nd Avenues.Thursday’s resolution comes after years of argument over the idea of an official Little Haiti and where the boundaries should be drawn. The current boundary resolution has received support from local advocate groups, including Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami (FANM). The organization has called on their supporters to rally around the new plan at the scheduled meeting. Defined boundaries for Little Haiti, argues executive director of Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami, Marleine Bastien, would help reserve the cultural and society integrity of the neighborhood, which has been facing pressures of gentrification with new investors coming into the community, thanks to the neighborhood’s affordable property prizes and proximity to the booming Wynwood and Design District neighborhoods.“We feel it’s a very important step forward,” says Bastien, though FAMN is still campaigning “for better map that includes 46th Street.” But, says Bastien, the new plan “is much better than nothing.“Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative forces right now, a lot of developers and investors who would be happy to buy property here and change the name. This would make that impossible.”The move, argues Bastien, is also critical to preserving the city’s name and the contribution of the Haitian community to the development of the neighborhood, which has also been known as Little River and Lemon City in the past before the wave of immigration to the area from the Haitian Diaspora in the late 1970s and early 1980s.“People come from all over the world to see Little Haiti,” says Bastien. “The name represents the history of the people who through sheer determination and will turned a depressed neighborhood into vibrant, culturally rich area.”Previous efforts to define the area were launched in 2013 by previous City Commissioner for the area, Michelle Spence-Jones. Critics of such a proposal, however, say the name Little Haiti erases the history of past Bahamian and African-American residents.last_img read more

Local soccer fixtures

first_imgIn the TSDL Premier League Clonmel town take on Glengoogle United at 3pmMeanwhile, in Division 1 Cashel face Cahir Park; Slieveardagh play St Michaels, and Galbally go up against Vee Rovers.All games in the TSDL get going at 3pm. Photo: Pixabay Meanwhile in the NTDL Nenagh face Portumna and BT Harps play Cloughjordan.And in Division 1 Holycross take on Gurtagarry.The NTDL games all have early 11.30 am starts.last_img

Blairmont duo looking forward to successful under-19 stint

first_imgDespite the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) threatening the cricket landscape for the 2020 season, teenaged West Berbice cricketers, Seon Glasgow and Nigel Deodat are working hard to excel in this year’s under-19 tournament. Stabroek Sport caught up with the Blairmont Cricket Club duo who gave an insight into life off the field. “Things are different now with the virus, there aren’t any matches so we are just here working on our own and improving our fitness and some other areas,” Glasgow said.Deodat added, “In times like this we are happy to have our family near and spend quality time with them.”Nigel Deodat is considered one of the most dependable batsmen in youth cricketHowever, both of them are focused on moving their career further through exceptional performances in the local Inter-County and Regional under-19 tournaments while staking their claim for selection in the Academy set up. Glasgow is an explosive batsman who had four innings for West Berbice in the CGI 50-over Franchise League and was the only other batsman to score a half-century apart from their leading run-getter, Kevin Sinclair.With his off-spin, the former Bush Lot Secondary School student turned teacher, picked up four for 31 against East Bank while bowling only two overs in the next few matches.His exploits have been spotted from early as he secured places in the Guyana under-15, under-17, and under-19 teams as he progressed. It came as no surprise in 2017, Glasgow was considered a future Guyana Amazon Warrior player by Guyana Telephone and Telegraph, who invested heavily in him after he showed promise as a 15-year-old talent.The talented 18-year-old credits the gentleman’s game to his development, pointing out “Cricket means a lot to me because since I was growing up, I had a passion for it especially since my father used to play…it has helped me to become who I am on-and-off the field.”Glasgow added, “Cricket helps me to be more disciplined and teaches me how to cope with different situations life throws at you.” The off-spinner also credited established coaches, Julian Moore and Andre Percival for their input in his budding career but emphasized that Shabeer Baksh has played the role of a mentor for him in his growth.Glasgow reckoned that he does not shy away from hard work and consistency, contending that these are the hallmarks that will get him closer into the Academy.“This year I am hoping to gain an academy contract, it’s just going and applying myself in the under-19 Inter-County and Regional tournaments where I want to score a lot of runs and be the leading wicket-taker,” Glasgow said. The left-hander posited that he has been working extensively on his all-round game, with the intention of becoming the best all-rounder in the region this season.Deodat, while being a completely different player, shares a similar desire to Glasgow. Also 18, Deodat, is a composed top-order batsman who is able to construct an innings while with the ball, he is a crafty left-arm spinner with a gift for taking wickets.The former No.8 Secondary School student has represented Guyana at the under-15 and under-17 levels where he finished as the leading wicket-taker for the country but was surprisingly not selected in last year’s under-19 side despite being one of the best all-rounders on show.Since last year’s overlooking, Deodat was drafted into the West Berbice Franchise where he picked up seven wickets and bowled with an economy rate of 2.5. The soft-spoken young man centers his life around cricket and is banking on good performances to stake a claim for selection in the Academy.“Cricket means a lot to me it’s my life, it helps me to be a good person and I just want to go into the under-19 tournaments and give it my best shot to get in the Academy,” Deodat stated.The teen, who comes from a single-parent household after his father passed away 13 years ago, shared a desire to one day don the West Indies uniform and make his country proud.Deodat admitted that fitness has been a spoke in his proverbial wheel but has been working diligently with Baksh and using this time to improve on that area of his game.  Baksh spoke highly of the two and reflected on their earlier upbringing to where they are today.“Nigel stated a bit late, at 13 years he came to the club after someone saw him playing softball and encouraged him to join the club, he started as a number 11 batsman and now opens for the first-division side and Seon started at 10 as a wicketkeeper but we saw his talent with the ball and worked on that,” Baksh said.The veteran administrator labelled the pair as “talented and willing boys,” contending that “they both have grown to be good all-round players and manage that well, they catch and field well and work a lot on their fitness.” Baksh posited that both young men have the ability to enhance their career, stated that they are always willing to learn and assist by helping the younger playerslast_img read more

Trump warns Russia about shooting down missiles in Syria: ‘Get ready’

first_img Related Olivier Douliery/Getty Image(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump appeared to fire a warning shot at Russia on Wednesday morning, saying via Twitter that the country should “get ready” for missiles fired at Syria and that it should not “be partners with a Gas Killing Animal.” He tweeted: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”On Monday, Trump vowed during a Cabinet meeting at the White House that the United States would make “some major decisions over the next 24 to 48 hours” on how to respond to a suspected chemical attack in Syria over the weekend, which he called “atrocious.” Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry, responded to Trump’s tweet Wednesday, saying any missiles launched in retaliation should target terrorists, not the Syrian government.“Smart rockets ought to fly toward terrorists and not at a lawful government, which has been fighting for several years with international terrorism on its territory,” Zakharova wrote in Russian on her Facebook page. “Have they warned the [Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] inspectors that now smart rockets will annihilate all evidence of chemical weapons on the ground? Or does the whole idea consist in quickly covering the traces of the provocation with strikes from smart rockets and international inspectors will already have nothing to look for in terms of evidence?”Vladislav Volodin, the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament, said the “whole world is horrified by” Trump’s tweeting.“The president is sitting there on Twitter taking such decisions that whole world are horrified by. It is not our way,” Volodin said during an address to parliament in Moscow Wednesday, according to the Interfax news agency.In a follow-up tweet, Trump said America’s relationship with Russia “is worse now than it has ever been.” Then he wrote, “There is no reason for this.”Syria’s ongoing conflict started as a local protest movement in the southern city of Dara’a before expanding into a full-fledged civil war by 2012. ISIS, which grew out of Al Qaeda in Iraq, took root in northern and eastern Syria in 2013, after seizing swaths of territory in neighboring Iraq. The jihadist group is fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and establish a caliphate.The Syrian Civil War has pulled in the United States, Russia, Iran and almost all of Syria’s neighbors. It has sparked the largest humanitarian and refugee crisis since World War II, according to the United Nations.The World Health Organization condemned the suspected use of toxic chemicals in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, in the Syrian city of Douma, over the weekend. The WHO said in a statement Wednesday that, according to reports from its partners, “an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals.”“More than 70 people sheltering in basements have reportedly died, with 43 of those deaths related to symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals,” the organization said. “Two health facilities were also reportedly affected by these attacks.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

De’Aaron Fox on small market: ‘Everyone in Sacramento is a Kings fan’

first_imgFox appeared to be set to play in the FIBA World Cup next month in China, but withdrew from Team USA to focus on his third season in the NBA. He averaged 17.3 points with 7.3 assists last season and will be eligible for a contract extension next summer.Fox said his focus heading into this season will be to become more consistent.“Some of the down games that I had, you can’t really have if you’re trying to make it to the playoffs, trying to have a deep run,” Fox said (via The Athletic). “Just trying to remain consistent throughout the entire season.” FIBA World Cup 2019: Team USA players push back on criticism of roster NBA free agency 2019: Who the Lakers, Rockets should consider De’Aaron Fox emerged as a breakout star for the Kings last season, just his second in the NBA, but that’s not changing his approach to where he wants to play next. The 21-year-old guard indicated he doesn’t want to leave Sacramento anytime soon because of the atmosphere that comes with playing in a small market. Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard on joining super team: What’s ‘the fun in that?’ The guard has received high praise from around the league, including Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, who said  “no one in the league” is faster than Fox.“It’s one thing to be fast and out of control, but he’s fast and under control,” Mitchell said. “He knows what he’s doing, and he knows how to get to his spots.”The Kings finished ninth in the Western Conference last year with a 39-43 record, missing the playoffs for a 13th straight season. Even though there’s been a trend with young stars shining in small markets and then moving on to become a part of a bigger market (see: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George), Fox says that’s not necessarily his end goal.“I don’t crave to be in a big market,” Fox said (via ONE37pm). “After last season, there was a buzz in Sacramento. Everyone in Sacramento is a Kings fan. If we start making the playoffs, or if we become a championship contender, the entire city is going to go nuts. That’s the difference between a big market and a small one.” Related Newslast_img read more