Robitaille is King on L.A. goal list

first_img With a hat trick in the Kings’ 8-6 victory over Atlanta at Staples Center, Robitaille caught and passed Dionne, his former mentor, to become the most prolific scorer in Kings history, with 552 career goals. Robitaille equaled Dionne’s mark with a goal 4 minutes, 20 seconds into the game and exceeded it 4:56 into the third period on a breakaway, sending the announced sellout crowd of 18,118 into a frenzy. In November, Robitaille missed nine games with a leg injury and last month was benched for three other games because coach Andy Murray was unhappy with his play. But those were distant memories Thursday. Robitaille tied the record in the first period, when he put a nifty move on Atlanta goalie Mike Dunham in front of the net and gave the Kings a 1-0 lead. By the time Robitaille scored again, the game had taken several wild turns and was tied 6-6. Mike Weaver fed a perfect pass to the neutral zone to Robitaille, who often is self effacing about his lack of speed. But Robitaille skated in alone and beat Dunham with a wrist shot for goal number 551. Robitaille’s parents had planned to visit Los Angeles after the All-Star break and watch his pursuit of the record, but Robitaille got the job done early. “My kids have been rooting for me the last few weeks, so this is really special,” Robitaille said. KINGS NOTES: Goaltender Mathieu Garon, who bruised his left shoulder in Tuesday’s game, sat out Thursday. Garon practiced Thursday morning but experienced continued pain in the shoulder. In Garon’s place, Jason LaBarbera made his first start since Dec. 29. The Kings also were without Alexander Frolov, who missed a second consecutive game with the flu. Hurricanes 4, Islanders 3: Eric Staal scored his 30th goal of the season to help Carolina beat visiting New York for its ninth consecutive victory. The winning streak ties the franchise record set earlier this season the previous best of seven came about 21 years ago when the team was the Hartford Whalers. And Carolina improved the NHL’s best home record to 21-4-1. Bruins 5, Flyers 2: Travis Green scored twice to lead visiting Boston past Philadelphia. Sami Kapanen and Simon Gagne scored for Philadelphia, which has lost three games in a row at home since returning from an 8-2-1 road trip. Capitals 5, Blues 4, SO: Matt Pettinger scored in the fourth round of a shootout, giving host Washington a victory. Rangers 4, Penguins 2: Michal Rozsival scored the winning goal late in the third period as visiting New York prevailed. Devils 4, Predators 3, SO: Viktor Kozlov and Brian Gionta scored in a shootout and visiting New Jersey won its eighth consecutive game. Blackhawks 4, Avalanche 2: Kyle Calder scored two goals and Nikolai Khabibulin made 37 saves in his first game back following a groin pull as Chicago beat visiting Colorado. Flames 3, Canadiens 2: Jarome Iginla scored twice and added an assist as Calgary beat visiting Montreal. Coyotes 6, Panthers 3: Shane Doan scored two of Phoenix’s five power-play goals as the Coyotes beat visiting Florida. Canucks 4, Sabres 1: Nolan Baumgartner’s power-play goal broke a tie 4 minutes into the third period and helped Vancouver win at home. Oilers 3, Sharks 2 (SO): Michael Peca and Ryan Smyth each scored shootout goals to help Edmonton snap a three-game losing streak. Rookie goalie Mike Morrison turned back Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau to give the Oilers the win. :Roundup of other games from AP. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “What a moment,” said Robitaille, who was mobbed on ice by his teammates and received a lengthy standing ovation as the celebration delayed the game five minutes. “I didn’t expect that from the crowd. It was overwhelming for a few moments. It’s something that I will cherish forever.” Robitaille capped the hat trick with 3.9 seconds left, when he fired a shot from the opposite faceoff circle, approximately 175 feet away, and into an empty Atlanta net. That goal came after Jeff Giuliano scored the game-winner, with 4:58 left, for his second goal of the game. Kings defenseman Mattias Norstrom also had a career game, with one goal and four assists. But the night belonged to Robitaille. Robitaille, the top-scoring left winger in NHL history with 663 goals including stints with Pittsburgh, the Rangers and Detroit turns 40 next month and is in his 19th and perhaps most challenging season. center_img Marcel Dionne took in the kid, his 19-year-old rookie teammate. Gave him a place to live in Los Angeles, a spare room in his house, and imparted some hockey wisdom along the way. It worked out pretty well. Twenty years have passed since then, but Luc Robitaille felt like a kid again Thursday night. last_img read more

RALLY SET TO KEEP DONEGAL’S LOCAL ECONOMY ON THE RIGHT ROAD!

first_imgThe 41st Topaz Donegal International Rally kicks off today and there is a huge buzz across the county.It is expected that 70,000 people will come into the county and generate a whopping €25 million for the local economy.The three day event shows no signs of slowing down with both the number of visitors and participants remaining steady. Chairman of the Donegal International Rally, Damian Crawford, said the rally is as popular as ever.“We are the only three day rally event in Ireland and I’m delighted to be able to say it is as strong as ever.“We may be suffering economically but the rally is certainly showing no signs of letting up.“All the bed and breakfasts are sold out and the number of drivers taking part is also holding steady. “We’re looking forward to a great weekend with a huge emphasis on safety,” he said.A total of 141 cars will take part in the main rally while a further 20 cars will compete in the historic section and a further 15 in the junior category.Eamon Magee, who is the clerk of the course for the first time, admits he is a little bit nervous.“There’s a huge amount of planning has to go into the event and I am seeing that first hand now.“Without the hard work of so many people it simply could not go ahead,” he said. One famous rally name will not be behind the wheel this weekend but rather in front of the camera!Driver Toni Kelly is not competing but she will certainly be in the thick of the action as presenter for UTV’s RPM rally programme.“I am really looking forward to it. It will be different but I’ll still be in the middle of all the action.“I am hoping for a great rally and I’m looking forward to some great driving. “Most of all however I am hoping for a safe rally and I would encourage everyone to take things easy following the rally and to listen to the marshals,” she said.RALLY SET TO KEEP DONEGAL’S LOCAL ECONOMY ON THE RIGHT ROAD! was last modified: June 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Optimum hay yields need optimum fertility

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the weather finally allowing hay harvest to get underway across Ohio, it’s also a good time to consider strategies for replacing the soil nutrients that are removed during harvest. Since hay is the basis for most Ohio winter beef cow rations, it’s common for cattlemen to occasionally pull soil samples from hay fields that don’t seem to be as productive as they once were. Often times they’re surprised to discover the fertility is low, especially in fields that have been in hay for some time.It’s not uncommon to hear a farmer suggest they didn’t realize the mechanical harvest and removal of forages took with it a significant amount of soil nutrients. From there conversations sometime evolve into comments like, “But I always thought forages were good for the soil. Don’t we constantly hear that cover crops are good for soil health?” The response is simple — the plant material generated from a “cover crop” is seldom removed from the field, thus does not take with it the soil nutrients it utilized while growing.The fact is, similar to each bushel of corn that we know removes 0.37 pounds of phosphorus (P2O5) and 0.27 pounds of potash (K2O) when harvested, a mechanically harvested ton of forage takes with it 13 pounds of P2O5 and 50 pounds of K2O. To put that into perspective, consider that the total average annual hay yield in Ohio is, and has been for decades, a little less than three tons per acre. At the fertilizer crop removal rates mentioned above, that amounts to an annual removal of 39 pounds of P2O5 and 150 pounds of K2O per acre. Go one step further — since corn grain only removes about 0.27 pounds of K2O per bushel, it would take a yield of over 555 bushels of corn to remove the same amount of potash that an average Ohio hay yield removes annually from a field. This is regardless the quality of the forage that’s harvested.Recognizing that phosphorus and especially potash make up a significant portion of the dry matter in a forage plant, it should be apparent that we can’t sustain production in the absence of either. It’s certainly possible to delay fertilizer application on a hay field but those savings are short term. Never replacing the nutrients removed through harvest results in “mining” of the soil and if the practice continues over a period of years, yields and stand quality decline.Since nearly all the phosphorus sources we presently have available include some nitrogen, when replacing fertility immediately after the first cutting we also enjoy benefit for grass based hay fields to utilize the nitrogen that comes along with the phosphorus for additional forage growth.The basics of fertilizing hay fields are simple:Soil Test, always soil test! In cases where manure nutrients have been utilized or fertilizer applied infrequently over the years, it’s the only way to know if fertility is a yield limiting factor. If we don’t know what we presently have, we can’t possibly know what we might need! Contact your local OSU Extension office for help finding a soil testing lab.Read the soil test carefully or get help reading it. I’d discourage anyone from blindly accepting the fertilizer recommendations that sometimes come back with a soil test. In some cases I’m not even certain I believe the little graphs that are sometimes found on the soil test results that indicate a sample might be high, medium or low in a nutrient. What I’ve been told by more than one Ohio testing lab when I asked how their recommendations are generated, is after they establish the nutrient levels in the soil through their laboratory procedures, the recommendations are typically generated based on the opinions of the company who might have submitted the sample for the land owner. That said, unless you send in the sample yourself, you may get back a recommendation based on data other than what Ohio State or other Midwest university research might suggest is appropriate as published in OSU Extension Bulletin E-2567, Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations. Ask your local Extension Ag Educator for help in developing a recommendation if you have questions.If one insists on fertilizing without the benefit of knowing the present fertility levels of the hay field, or if you know your present fertility levels meet or slightly exceed critical minimum levels, then it’s prudent to base fertilizer application rates on actual or expected crop removal. As mentioned previously, we know every ton of hay removed (regardless of quality!) takes with it 13 pounds of P2O5 and 50 pounds of K2O. No matter how you slice it, that’s a ratio of roughly 1 to 4, phosphorus to potash. Without benefit of a soil test to tell us otherwise, fertility needs to be replaced in that ratio based on how much hay is harvested.Hay harvested means soil nutrients are removed, immediately after the first cutting harvest is an excellent time to apply fertilizer to a hay field, and one ton of hay removes P and K in a ratio of roughly 1 to 4, or 13 pounds P2O5 and 50 pounds of K2O per ton of hay. To maintain current fertility levels and productivity in your soils, it must be replaced in a ratio of 1 to 4 or 13 to 50, per ton of hay removed annually!last_img read more

How Does a Film Become a Cult Classic?

first_imgBrazil (1985)Directed by: Terry GilliamProduced by: Embassy International PicturesVideo courtesy of Movieclips Trailer Vault Let’s do the timewarp and take a look at how a film becomes a cult classic.Most of us love movies and are self-proclaimed movie buffs. We hail the classics like Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather and Schindler’s List as we should, but many of us also have our guilty pleasures. There is just something about a film that reeks of nostalgia or a film that’s so bad it’s good.Whether they want to admit it or not, many people love cult classics. They’re engrained into our film culture and lives. So, let’s find out exactly what makes a cult classic, how are they different than a cult following, and what are some of the most esteemed cult classics of all time?What are Cult Classics?So, what in the heck is a cult classic? Well, the simplest definition is that a cult classic film is one that has a devout and active communal following. Cult audiences tend to gravitate toward the strange and different. They’ve decided that they want to move against the cultural normal when it comes to a specific film or films. You can easily see this opposition to the cultural norm in the 1973 cult classic The Holy Mountain, directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, where audience members are taken on a psychedelic journey into the very heart of human culture. Or as MoMA put it:The Holy Mountain explores themes of capitalist production, militarism, death, rebirth, and the extramundane.Video courtesy of ABKCO Records/FilmsCult classic films often times have a deep-seated theme or critique about society, but they tell these narratives in very different ways. But not every cult classic looks to make such a statement like The Holy Mountain. More often than not, audiences love cult classics because they are simply campy, nostalgic, artistic, or so bad they’re good. Films like these resonate with people in a deep way, much like the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski.Video courtesy of MovieclipsCult Classic vs. Cult FollowingWe live in an era now where pop culture and being a fan of pop culture is no longer taboo as it once was. There was a time when being a Star Wars Nerd or a Trekkie would get you laughed at… but that stigma is now gone. This was aided by the rise of conventions, which both Star Wars and Star Trek have capitalized on with a massive cult following. But a cult following is different then a cult classic.1992 cult classic Army of Darkness, courtesy of MovieclipsUsually cult classics do, in fact, have a massive following, but this following is more direct and specific than that of Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, or Indiana Jones. For instance, just about everyone you meet these days knows and/or loves Star Wars… but this wasn’t the case when I was a kid. But now go around and see how many people know and love The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which could possible have the largest following of any cult classic film.Video courtesy of Lex121100How Does a Film Become a Cult Classic?You would think that that a cult classic film has to be good, and in some cases they really are well-rounded films. Think The Big Lebowski, Bottle Rocket, and The Shawshank Redemption.But then there are the films that are so bad they’re good, like They Live, Suspiria, or Plan 9 from Outer Space. A common thread between all of these films was the fact that (while some of them had a modest return at the box office) many never even saw wide distribution. This was because they were sometimes seen to be too risky and not widely marketable by the studios who backed them.Video Courtesy of choptopHow these films become cult classics is pretty simple… it’s all about the audience. Many of these films find specific and fairly large audiences due to their campiness, sense of nostalgia, exploitive approach, and subcultural appeal. These audiences aren’t just your run-of-the-mill audience members. No, they are fully devoted to the film they love. You can see this in films like 1986’s Labyrinth, which has lived on long after its creator, the legendary Jim Henson, passed away.Video Courtesy of Edward FitzgeraldWhat Are Some of the Most Popular Cult Classics?Probably the two most popular cult classic films are The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Big Lebowski, both of which have massive followings and are now seen as being among the best films of their day. But as you can see from above there are a lot of cult classics, far too many to show you. Here’s a small look into some of my very favorites, in no particular order. Put these on your list.They Live (1988)Directed by: John CarpenterProduction Studio: Alive FilmsVideo courtesy of WorleyClarence The NeverEnding Story (1984)Directed by: Wolfgang PetersenProduced by: Neue Constantin FilmVideo courtesy of Movieclips American Psycho (2000)Directed by: Mary HarronProduced by: Lions Gate FilmsVideo courtesy of Movieclips The Shawshank Redemption (1994)Directed by: Frank DarabontProduced by: Castle Rock EntertainmentVideo courtesy of Dark Sanctuary BBScenter_img This Is Spinal Tap (1984)Directed by: Rob ReinerProduced by: Spinal Tap Prod.Video courtesy of wormontheweb Fantastic Planet (1973)Directed by: René LalouxProduced by: Argos FilmsVideo courtesy of sideshowcarny A Clockwork Orange (1971)Directed by: Stanley KubrickProduced by: Warner Bros.Video courtesy of Movieclips Trailer VaultAre you a cult classic film fan? What are some of your favorites? Are there films that aren’t quite cult classics that you think should be? Sound off in the comment below.last_img read more

Meb runs final NYC Marathon to cheers, collapsing at finish

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Meb is Meb. There’s nobody quite like him,” she said. “It’s been a joy getting to know him through our sport. If this is in fact his last marathon, he’ll continue to be very involved in the sport at every level.”The face of American long-distance running, who became more familiar through Skechers shoe commercials, says he’ll coach, run as a pacer and work with youth through his MEB Foundation.“The marathon, you can’t act it,” he said. “From Mile 1 all the way, you have to get there somehow. That’s what life is. I hope I’ve been a good ambassador of the sport.” Read Next “What a day for America,” Keflezighi said. “I heard she won at 24 (miles). I think I did a jump with both hands in the air.”NYC marathon race director Peter Ciaccia called this “the Mebathon.” He surpassed the great Grete Waitz of Norway with his 11th appearance here. Throughout his career, Keflezighi has produced eight top-10 finishes in New York.Five days after the bike path terror attack killed eight people near the World Trade Center, more than 50,000 runners from 125 countries and all 50 states ran through the various ethnic neighborhoods of the five boroughs.Keflezighi was ahead at Mile 7. He wound up about five minutes behind winner Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya.Keflezighi’s dramatic victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon came a year after the deadly bombings there. He triumphantly broke the tape with the names of three victims and a slain police officer written on his bib, finishing in a personal-best time of 2:08:37.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Meb Keflezighi of the United States approaches the finish line of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Meb Keflezighi left it all on the course in his final New York City Marathon, blowing kisses and giving the thumbs-up to the adoring crowds in Central Park before collapsing at the finish line.Wearing his signature “MEB” bib, the 42-year-old Keflezighi led the pack early and finished 11th on Sunday in his 26th and final marathon in the city where he made his 2002 debut.ADVERTISEMENT Race officials, his wife and young daughters lifted him off the pavement after a 26.2-mile effort that lasted 2 hours, 15 minutes, 29 seconds.“It was a beautiful victory lap to be up in the front,” said Keflezighi, whose goal was to finish in the top 10. “Emotions get to you.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMore than 70 friends and family were on hand to witness the final bow of the only runner to win an Olympic medal and the New York and Boston marathons. Keflezighi became a U.S. citizen in 1998, a decade after his family left war-torn Eritrea.In 2009, he became the first American man since Alberto Salazar in 1982 to win the NYC marathon. On Sunday, his friend Shalane Flanagan of Boston became the first American woman in 40 years to win the event. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Gamescenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He was part of healing Boston after the bombings,” Flanagan said. “His performance meant the world to me and to the people who helped raise me. So today, I thought, just be like Meb.”Keflezighi was brought to tears this week upon hearing he’d receive the Abebe Bikila Award. It’s for outstanding contribution to the sport of distance running, handed out by the New York Road Runners.“Growing up without television, electricity or running water, probably the first athlete I ever heard about was Abebe Bikila,” he said. “The second athlete was Pele.”Keflezighi and his family immigrated to Italy and then San Diego to escape Eritrea’s war of independence from Ethiopia. Bikila, a two-time Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia, set a world record while running barefoot in the 1960 Rome Games.“Sports were something, when I didn’t speak a word of English, it got me the thumbs-up,” said Keflezighi about his teen track performances in the U.S. “It’s self-esteem, that you belong to something.”A four-time NCAA title winner primarily in the 5K and 10K at UCLA, he vowed his first NYC marathon would be his last after hitting the wall in mile 21. But Keflezighi’s long-distance career took off when he won silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics, the first U.S. man since Frank Shorter in 1976 to win a medal in the marathon.He broke his hip at the U.S. Olympic trials in 2007 in Central Park, a race where friend and training partner Ryan Shay collapsed and died of a heart attack. He followed that sadness with a 2009 NYC Marathon win.Keflezighi is one of 10 children who maximized their potential in the United States, becoming doctors, lawyers, nurses and engineers.“My dad first taught me that hard work beats everything and never judge a book by its cover,” he said. “You do the best you can do, get the best out of yourself. Sports, Nelson Mandela says, unites us more than anything else.”Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won gold at the first women’s marathon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, says Keflezighi has left a “unique legacy.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Perkins arrives to Phoenix practice way before call time, but still not the earliestlast_img read more

Sources: Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LATEST STORIES When Thibodeau was hired as team president and coach last summer, he quickly set his sights on bringing Butler to Minnesota. The two sides engages on serious discussions on draft night last year, nearly reaching a deal that would have included LaVine and Dunn, a player the Bulls were very high on coming out of Providence, for Butler. The deal could not quite be completed and Butler went through a frustrating season with the Bulls, who brought in Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo in hopes of squeezing some more immediate success out of the group.LaVine was having a breakout third season in the league when he tore the ACL in his left knee February. His rehabilitation has gone well, but the injury certainly complicated the Wolves’ re-engaging Chicago on Butler. Adding to the difficulty was Dunn’s underwelming first year in Minnesota, which diminished his trade value as well, even in the eyes of the point guard-needy Bulls.With all that in play, the Wolves were forced to also offer up the No. 7 pick this season to push the deal over the top. But they did receive Chicago’s first-round pick in return, offering them an opportunity to continue adding to their depth. The move, and the package they assembled to make it, signal an organization that is desperate to start winning now after 13 straight seasons of missing the playoffs.While not a great 3-point shooter like the Wolves need, Butler still averaged career highs in points (23.9), rebounds (6.2) and assists (5.5) in his sixth season. He is also one of the league’s top defenders, an absolute necessity for a young team that finished 26th in the league in defensive efficiency last season. He will turn 28 in September, right in the middle of his prime for a team in need of veteran leadership.The move also represents the first significant steps toward an overhaul for the Bulls. Despite a spirited effort, the Bulls were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Wade opted in for the final year of his contract, but that isn’t stopping Chicago from pivoting to a new, younger nucleus that includes LaVine, Dunn and Denzel Valentine.ADVERTISEMENT Chicago Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic (44) and Jimmy Butler (21) celebrate late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)MINNEAPOLIS — The long-anticipated reunion between Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau is on.Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Chicago Bulls had traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick Thursday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal, first reported by the Chicago Tribune, had not been officially announced.ADVERTISEMENT The trade brings together Butler and Wolves coach and president Thibodeau, who coached the Bulls for five seasons before being fired in 2015. Butler gives Thibodeau the tough-minded scorer and hard-nosed defender that he has been searching for to complement a promising young core.The Wolves paid a big price: Besides surrendering the lottery pick, they gave up a rising star in LaVine, who is coming off of a torn ACL and Dunn, last year’s No. 5 overall pick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutButler played for Thibodeau for four seasons in Chicago, developing from an unheralded, late-first round draft pick into a perennial All-Star. The two strong-willed workaholics clashed on occasion during their time together and Butler said during the Olympics in Rio last summer that it was “love-hate” relationship.But he also acknowledged that his appreciation for Thibodeau’s hard-driving style increased as time went on, especially when the Bulls struggled in their first season under the more player-friendly Fred Hoiberg. And according to a person with knowledge of the situation, Butler welcomes the move to Minnesota to join his old coach and a team loaded with young talent in Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more