NBA All Star Celebrity Game LIVE stream: How to watch the game live online
The All-Star break gets underway on Friday night in Charlotte with the Celebrity Game taking place in the Bojangles’ Coliseum.
This will be the first year that both rosters will feature a “hometown hero” to honour exemplary citizens.
Jason Weinmann, a 47-year-old Marine who rescued North Carolina flood victims using a military transport vehicle during Hurricane Florence, will play on the home team, and James Shaw Jr., a 29-year-old Nashville resident who disarmed a gunman in a local restaurant, will suit up for the away team.
Ruffles are once again the sponsor, meaning the four-point line will once again be in play for the celebrities.
Sky Sports are the exclusive rights holders for NBA in the UK.
And they will be airing every event from the NBA All Star weekend live on Sky Sports Arena, while some will also be shown on Sky Sports Main Event - but not the Celebrity game.
For UK viewers hoping to keep track of what happens in the Celebrity Game, they can sign up to a day pass on the NBA League Pass.
Sky Sports' coverage begins with the Rising Stars Challenge later on Friday with the All Star Saturday night action getting underway at 8pm ET (1am GMT) with the Skills Challenge followed by the Three-Point Contest and the Slam Dunk Contest while the coverage for the All Star Game begins on Sunday at 8pm (1am GMT) and will be on for three hours.
Sky subscribers can live stream the All-Star weekend online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
This means that all the coverage can be followed live on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you're not currently a Sky Sports customer but can't stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £7.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £12.99, and no locking in to a contract.
Mike Colter (“Luke Cage” actor), Chris Daughtry (recording artist), Terrence J (on-air host, actor), Famous Los (comedian, social media influencer), Dr. Oz (television personality), Rapsody (rapper, recording artist), Bo Rinehart (NEEDTOBREATHE vocalist and musician), JB Smoove (actor, comedian), Steve Smith (NFL great), A’ja Wilson (2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year), Jay Williams (ESPN college basketball analyst), Jason Weinmann (hometown hero)
Ronnie 2K (Director of Influencer Marketing, 2K Sports), Ray Allen (Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer) , AJ Buckley (“SEAL Team” actor), Bad Bunny (recording artist), Stefanie Dolson (WNBA’s Chicago Sky center), Marc Lasry (co-owner, Milwaukee Bucks), Hasan Minhaj (actor, comedian, host of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj), Quavo (rapper, recording artist), Adam Ray (comedian, About Last Night podcast), Amanda Seales (actor, comedian, recording artist), James Shaw Jr. (hometown hero), Brad Williams (comedian, About Last Night podcast)
See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.
February 16, 2019
Sources: Daily Express
sion.</p><p>DAYTON, Ohio — Chris Mullin isn’t planning on going anywhere.</p><p>With two years left on his contract, the St. John’s coach told The Post he’s all in on continuing to lead his alma mater.</p><p>Mullin just wrapped up his first winning season in four years at St. John’s, leading the Red Storm (21-13) to its first NCAA Tournament in five years. But more was expected this season than finishing 8-10 in the Big East and losing a play-in game in the tournament.</p><p>His top two players, Shamorie Ponds and Mustapha Heron, could go pro after they both tested the NBA draft waters last spring. Marvin Clark II will graduate. Next year’s team may look very different. </p><p>It appears one change, however, won’t be on the sideline.</p><p> News Corp. is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services. </p>
o Venerato.</p><p>Instead Arsenal decided to go with Unai Emery after a successful two-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain.</p><p> Arsene Wenger pointed to Carlo Ancelotti as his possible heir and successor on the Arsenal bench</p><p>“Arsene Wenger pointed to Carlo Ancelotti as his possible heir and successor on the Arsenal bench.</p><p>“Carlo Ancelotti, as you know, has his Canadian wife and their whole family lives in London.</p><p>“He was interested in following the evolution of the choices of the Gunners.</p><p>“Arsenal then chose Unai Emery and at that point Carlo Ancelotti signed for Napoli but did not forget that Arsenal rejected [the idea of him taking charge].”</p><p>Both Emery and Ancelotti have experience of winning titles, although the Italian did have previous experience in the Premier League after winning the title with Chelsea in 2010.</p><p>In the season before making the move to North London Emery had won the domestic treble with PSG, taking the Ligue 1 title, as well as both cups competitions in 2017-18.</p><p>It would have likely been a surprise to Wenger that the club didn’t follow his recommendation given what he had achieved while at the club.</p><p>Wenger, now 69 years old, managed Arsenal for 823 Premier League games and amassed 473 wins to 151 losses.</p><p>He also saw the Gunners score 1,549 league goals during his tenure at the club.</p><p>After taking charge in 1996 he won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, including the double in both 1998 and 2002.</p><p>In Emery’s first season in charge of Arsenal they currently lie fourth in the Premier League and are battling with Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea for the last two Champions League qualification spots.</p><p>As for Ancelotti, he has guided Napoli to second place in Serie A in his debut season. They currently have a healthy seven-point lead over third-placed Inter Milan but are 15 points behind league leaders Juventus.</p><p>Fans will get a chance to see if Wenger was right when the two managers will face each other in opposing dugouts in April as Arsenal take on Napoli to see who will progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
eague in 2019, appearing for a total of just 80 minutes in the English top flight.</p><p>Meanwhile on-loan striker Higuain - signed from Juventus in January - has started every league match despite scoring just once in his last five games, that coming against a porous Fulham.</p><p>In total, Higuain has returned just three goals in 10 games across all competitions but has yet to be dropped to the substitutes’ bench despite his disappointing goalscoring return.</p><p>Giroud’s only regular meaningful minutes have come in the Europa League and he scored a hat-trick last time out as Chelsea dumped Dynamo Kiev out at the last 16 stage.</p><p>The 30-year-old boasts nine goals altogether in Europe having only failed to find the net in one of his last seven matches as Chelsea seek to potentially book their berth in the Champions League via winning the competition.</p><p>Yet despite his form on the continent, Giroud has been left frustrated in domestic cup competitions.</p><p>The World Cup winner joined Chelsea from Arsenal 18 months ago in search of more consistent first-team football but has been starved of starts under Sarri this season despite appearing to boast a good connection with talisman Eden Hazard.</p><p>And Giroud insists his manager has not given him a fair opportunity this season.</p><p> I have the impression there is clearly no competition since January</p><p>Talking to French radio station RTL, the striker admitted on international duty: “Of course it's frustrating. I have the impression there is clearly no competition [for places] since January.</p><p>"It's like that, I know that I will only play in the Europa League. I try to do what it takes to be as effective and as important as I can for the team."</p><p>And Giroud has dropped a fresh hint that he may seek an exit from Chelsea in the summer, even in spite of Sarri’s uncertain future.</p><p>The player revealed that he cook seek a first return to his homeland since 2012, when he joined Arsenal from Montpellier.</p><p>Giroud added: “The future may be hectic this summer. </p><p>“I’m not afraid to go down a level to have more playing time. It could be I end my career in France."</p><p>But despite his complaints, Giroud’s manager Sarri insists he remains a key member of the squad.</p><p>Speaking after his treble in a 5-0 win in Kiev, Sarri said: “In the last period, every time he has been on the pitch, he was able to play really very well. He has scored nine goals in this competition.</p><p>"Olivier is, for us, a very important player. I am really very happy for him and for the hat-trick, and I am really very happy with him."</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
b in the summer as he has yet to commit his future to the Magpies.</p><p>However, after last week’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth, the club’s Premier League status appears to be secure after reaching the safety of 35 points.</p><p>Now Newcastle's hierarchy want to look ahead to next season and are hopeful a deal can be agreed with the former Real Madrid boss.</p><p>Negotiations will centre on the club focusing on the discovery of youth players, who can increase in value and potentially be sold on, as well as Benitez’s demands that experienced players can still be signed, The Mirror claims.</p><p>Club owner Mike Ashley reportedly favours bringing in players under the age of 25 because if they improve their value then increases with the view to later selling the player on for a profit.</p><p>This was the case for Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino.</p><p>The 22-year-old was brought in the summer for £6.3million from Borussia Dortmund following a loan spell and after a successful few months in Newcastle was sold in January to Real Sociedad for £10.8m.</p><p>However, Benitez will no doubt point to the recent loan deal of 29-year-old striker Salomon Rondon, as a reason not to abandon experienced players in the transfer market.</p><p>Rondon has hit the ground running since his move from Championship promotion contenders West Brom and has equalled a career-high tally of nine Premier League goals with seven league games remaining in the season to add to his total.</p><p>They did however, finally set a new club transfer record with the January signing of Miguel Almiron for £21.6m from Atalanta United.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
ka Jovic as they attempt to jump to the front of the queue for the in-form striker.</p><p>Barcelona are preparing to make a £43million bid for Frannkfurt striker Luka Jovic (right)</p><p>Jovic scored for Serbia in their 1-1 draw with Germany in Wolfsburg on Wednesday evening</p><p>Jovic has been on loan at Frankfurt for the last two seasons and they already have a deal in place to sign him permanently this summer.</p><p>He only scored nine goals in 27 games last season, but has been in electric form this term, with seven goals in the Europa League and 15 in the Bundesliga.</p><p>Jovic has been in superb form this season, scoring 22 goals in all competitions for Frankfurt</p><p>Barcelona watched him grab the winner in Frankfurt's recent Europa League win at Inter Milan</p><p>Barcelona want to find a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez and recently watched Jovic score the only goal in Frankfurt's away win at Inter Milan. </p><p>It is claimed that the Bundesliga club will demand up to £60m for the striker, who scored in Serbia's 1-1 draw with Germany on Wednesday night. </p><p>Barca have been conducting their summer busines early, signing Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong in a deal worth up to £75m and Toulouse defender Jean-Clair Todibo on a free transfer.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group</p>
d as an 'inspiration' and a 'bloody good journalist' following his death aged 47.</p><p>Mr Robertson, who leaves behind a wife and young daughter, worked for STV in Scotland before joining Sky Sports News as one of the founding reporters.</p><p>He regularly covered the Republic of Ireland and broke the infamous news that Roy Keane had been sent home from their training camp at the 2002 World Cup. </p><p>Sky Sports News presenter Fraser Robertson has been hailed as an 'inspiration' after his death</p><p>Mick McCarthy, who was manager of Ireland at the time of the tournament in Japan and is again now, said: 'It's very sad. I really feel for his family.</p><p>'He was a great lad. I used to laugh with him because he used to always end his reports with that 'Sky Sports News' line.</p><p>'I always repeated it to him any time I saw him. It's just very, very sad and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.'</p><p>Mr Robertson was described by ex-colleague Bryan Swanson as an 'inspiration', who added: 'Gutted we have lost Fraser Robertson at such a young age. </p><p>'A journalist with integrity, enthusiasm and who cared passionately about Sky Sports News. Rest in peace, Fraser, you were an inspiration.'</p><p>The journalist, who died from natural causes, was also praised by Newcastle United and Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given, who said he was 'sorry' to hear the news.</p><p>He added: 'Did lots of interviews with him over the years. Great man. Way to young to pass, thoughts and prayers with his family and friends. RIP.'</p><p>Former colleague Adam Leventhal paid tribute to Mr Robertson, saying: 'So sad to have lost Fraser Robertson so young. </p><p>'A journalist always committed to the cause, digging and eager to get the stories. Full of energy off camera too and on the golf course. Thoughts with his family at a terrible time.'</p><p>And former Sky Sports presenter David Tanner and friend of Mr Robertson tweeted: 'I'm heartbroken that Fraser Robertson, my oldest pal in journalism, has died.</p><p>'We met at Napier Uni as kids and grew up together at STV & Sky. He's always been there, always wearing that big grin.</p><p>'A fine journalist with an eye for a story, never happier than when offering help to teammates: generously sharing his time, vast knowledge and ideas.</p><p>'Fraz loved sport & TV, working in both gave him structure in life, especially after his comeback from major illness. We've lost a lovely man. I can't believe he's gone and I'm so terribly sad for his family.'</p><p>Current Sky Sports Premier League presenter David Jones said: 'Desperately sad, and he was a bloody good journalist David.'</p><p>Mr Jones's colleague, Kelly Cates, who is also a Premier League presenter said: 'I'm so sorry to hear this David.</p><p>'He was a lovely man and a big part of those early Sky Sports News days. Thinking of you.'</p><p>And former Ireland striker Clinton Morrison tweeted: 'Rip Fraser Robertson such sad news.</p><p>'I will remember all the good chats and the laughs we had with Ireland for Sky Sports. You was a good man, you will be sorely missed.'</p><p> The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. </p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group</p>
sion.</p><p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Perhaps the best, most spot-on and complimentary description of Kevin Willard came from someone who, when asked Wednesday about the Seton Hall coach, said, “I don’t know Kevin at all.’’</p><p>But this is what Mike Young, the coach of No. 7 seed Wofford, which plays No. 10 seed Seton Hall in the NCAA Tournament opening round Thursday night at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, does know about Willard from watching tape of his Seton Hall team:</p><p>“He makes you uncomfortable,’’ Young said. “And I admire that.’’</p><p>“We’re not supposed to be here,’’ Willard told The Post Wednesday.</p><p>Rebuilding turned into something much more ambitious thanks in large part to Willard’s inherent toughness, which has permeated his roster and turned the Pirates into one of the toughest outs in the NCAA Tournament.</p><p>A lot of that toughness came from Willard’s choice to play a killer non-conference schedule — one that even his father, venerable former collegiate coach Ralph Willard, questioned at the start of the season.</p><p>“When I saw the schedule they put together, I said to Kevin, ‘How could you put this schedule together this year?’ ’’ Ralph Willard told The Post. “I said, ‘It’s going to be so difficult on these kids. Half of these kids haven’t been in a significant college game before at this level.’</p><p>“I was not expecting this [NCAA Tournament berth]. I was hoping that he’d keep building on the culture he created and get ready for the following year, and let these kids get experience. I don’t know how he did it with the lack of experience these kids had.’’</p><p>Kevin Willard vividly recalled that conversation with his father.</p><p>“I think he said, ‘You’re effing crazy,’ ’’ Willard said. “He said, ‘You’re never going to get to 20 wins, and if you don’t get to 20 wins it’s a terrible year.’ I said, ‘Dad, it’s going to be tough, but I think this group has something in it that you don’t see yet. The more you’re around them the more you’ll see what I see.’ ’’ </p><p>Powell called Willard “a fighter,’’ and added, “He showed that with our non-conference schedule. Everyone was looking at our schedule and said, ‘These kids are not ready to play against those teams.’ But he threw us into the fire.’’</p><p>They responded with wins over Kentucky, which Seton Hall likely would play if it advances past Wofford, and Maryland as well as a close loss to Louisville.</p><p>“Coach Willard has done a great job with this program and a great job with us,’’ Powell said. “Mostly, he’s made us believe in ourselves.’’</p><p>Willard then took until his sixth season (same as Carlesimo) to get to the NCAAs and he’s now been four consecutive years.</p><p>“Seton Hall’s not a good team, it’s a good program,’’ Carlesimo said by phone. “That’s when you’re good — when kids come and go and graduate and move on and you’re still good. That’s what he’s got — a good program. That’s strictly Kevin and his staff.</p><p>“He had a couple years early on where people didn’t realize how good he was, what a good hire that was. Now there’s an identity to the program. Kevin has established that. It’s hard to get to the [NCAA] tournament once. It’s really hard to get to the tournament four times in a row. And in this case, with a totally different team, a dramatically different team.’’</p><p> News Corp. is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services. </p>
sion.</p><p>MONTREAL — If all of this had happened earlier in the season, there would be a different feel, if not a different overall narrative for the Islanders.</p><p>Instead, they spent the first day of spring Wednesday reeling from one injury in particular that came at a very shallow position at a very difficult time. After losing center Valtteri Filppula for four weeks because of what is a presumed left shoulder injury, the club’s lack of depth down the middle has been exposed.</p><p>The ability to settle themselves will begin Thursday night against a desperate Canadiens team — but, at this point in the season, just about everyone is desperate. In the few times the Islanders have dealt with injuries so far this season, they showed depth at defense, wing, and goalie. But down the middle is a sore spot, not just at the NHL level, but organizationally.</p><p>The club looked to AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday and called up center Tanner Frtiz, but if this were baseball, the 27-year-old with 38 games of NHL experience would be considered in the realm of Quadruple-A. The most promising young center in the organization is 20-year-old Otto Koivula, but the raw 6-foot-4, 225-pounder from Finland might not be ready for the big stage with just 59 games of AHL experience under his North American belt.</p><p>That is not inspiring for a team that theoretically has every bit the same chance to win the division as anyone else. But look around and swarming are the Capitals, the team Trotz led to the Stanley Cup last season, and the Penguins, still built around the core that won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. The Islanders, now 7-7-1 in their past 15 games, feel like chum in the water.</p><p>They have proven people wrong all season, but the only difference is they can’t tread water until Filppula returns, because that would be into the first round of the playoffs. By the time he gets his legs, the season could be over.</p><p>“Obviously Fil has been really productive for us, a very useful player,” said Trotz, whose usage of Filppula has made team president Lou Lamoriello look rather smart for signing the 35-year-old to a one-year, $2.75 million deal. “I thought he was playing really well. We’ll miss him. But next guy will have to step up and get it done.”</p><p>If this injury had happened earlier, maybe Lamoriello would have acted differently leading up to the Feb. 25 trade deadline instead of standing pat. </p><p>If the inconsistency in play had hit, maybe Lamoriello would have more strongly considered moving at least one of his four big pending free agents — Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle, Brock Nelson or Robin Lehner. If the position in the standings were similar to what it is now, maybe Lamoriello would have considered adding depth to the most shallow position, with veteran center Brian Boyle having gone to Nashville in exchange for a second-round pick. </p><p>But Lamoriello held onto his free agents, and held onto his second-round pick (which is Calgary’s pick from the Travis Hamonic deal). Now the Islanders are left in this spot of wondering who is going to step up, or if this surprising season might be prematurely running out of gas.</p><p>“It’s got to be by committee, that’s how we’ve done it all year,” Trotz said. “Whoever is going to go into that spot will just have to get it done.”</p><p> News Corp. is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services. </p>
is career at the Bernabeu despite the team struggling this season.</p><p>“I always thought about what would be better for me,” he said to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, when asked about playing with Messi.</p><p> I always thought about what would be better for me</p><p>Vinicius, who has scored seven goals in 15 La Liga appearances in his debut season for Madrid, revealed he was first contacted by a club from Europe when he was 16 years old.</p><p>According to Vinicius it was the Catalan giants who first made contact, followed by Los Blancos.</p><p>“The first call I received from a European club was at sixteen, although my father said that the things the press said were a lie,” Vincius added.</p><p>“First Barca and then Madrid. There everything started very well; I visited them and they told me the projects.”</p><p>“All the young players who came here ended up playing: Marcelo at 18, [Marco] Asensio played. Everyone ended up playing,” Vinicius said.</p><p>“I chose the best one. I would not have worn the Barca shirt. I was not at the Masia [Barcelona's academy], only my parents.</p><p>“Barca wanted to pay more, but we did not choose how much they would pay, but for the project. Marcelo and Casemiro spoke with me and helped me to choose Madrid.</p><p>“My family and I, we all wanted to play in Madrid and live in Madrid. They are all for Madrid. My father is for Vinicius FC.”</p><p>Vinicius is currently recovering from an ankle injury he picked up against Ajax in the Champions League.</p><p>Madrid went on to lose the game 4-1 and were knocked out of the competition after losing 5-3 on aggregate.</p><p>After the humiliation Madrid wasted no time in sacking Santiago Solari and brought back former boss Zinedine Zidane.</p><p>However, Vinicius will have to wait before being able to impress the French maestro as he is not expected to return to action until the beginning of May.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
nks Pogba should have simply said he's happy at Manchester United.</p><p>Pogba caused controversy on Wednesday as he spoke about a possible transfer to Madrid in a press conference.</p><p>Whilst out on French national team duty, he talked up the potential of a move to Los Blancos.</p><p>He insisted that it would be a dream to play for Real, and praised new manager and compatriot Zinedine Zidane.</p><p>The 26-year-old was linked with a move away from Old Trafford late last year while Jose Mourinho was in charge, but has shown massive signs of improvement since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over.</p><p>Speaking on ESPN FC, Nicol slammed Pogba for his comments, and likened the situation to if Harry Kane made similar comments.</p><p>“If Harry Kane did this we would be caning him,” he stated.</p><p>“It’s foolish. If any player thinks them turning around and saying ‘I love the club I’m at, and that’s where my future is’, if they think that’s going to change anything in the future, they’re fools.</p><p>“Regardless of what you say, if Real Madrid or Barcelona want you, they’ll find a way to do it.</p><p>“He’s obviously not the brightest if he’s coming out with that.</p><p>“It’s the simplest thing to turn around and say ‘I’m at the biggest club in the world right now, so why would I want to go anywhere else?’.</p><p>“It’s not as difficult as people are giving him credit for.”</p><p>Pogba has been involved in 20 goals in 27 Premier League games this season, more than last season’s total already.</p><p>The World Cup winner has recently been played in a more advanced role under Solskjaer, whereas he was utilised as more of a defensive-minded midfielder under Mourinho.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>