Detroit Pistons still unbeaten, send Cleveland Cavaliers to 0-5 start

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ The Cavaliers cut the margin to six with 49 seconds left in the fourth when Korver made a 3-pointer while being fouled for a four-point play. Detroit was able to close the game out after that.INJURIESLove missed the game with a sore left foot, and Detroit lost Luke Kennard to a right shoulder injury after a Cleveland player set a screen on him in the second quarter. Kennard did not return.TIP-INSCavaliers: Cleveland’s starting backcourt of George Hill and Rodney Hood had no assists Wednesday against Brooklyn. They combined for just one against Detroit.ADVERTISEMENT Blake Griffin scored 26 points in his first game since a 50-point night against Philadelphia on Tuesday. Reggie Jackson added 16 points for the Pistons.Kyle Korver led Cleveland with 21 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Pistons scored the first six points of the game before the Cavaliers scored the next 11. Detroit went on a 12-0 run late in the second quarter and led 58-50 at halftime.Drummond — who was ejected in the win over the 76ers — had 20 points and 20 rebounds through three quarters against Cleveland. The Pistons were up 12 heading into the fourth. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Harden to miss at least 2 games with hamstring injury Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Pistons: Jackson reached the 2,000-assist mark early in the first quarter, but he got in foul trouble and played only 6:16 in the first half.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Indiana on Saturday night.Pistons: Host Boston on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway, left, and guard Ish Smith (14) reach in against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT  — Andre Drummond had 26 points and 22 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons remained unbeaten with a 110-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.The Pistons are 4-0 for the first time since the 2008-09 season. Cleveland, which was without injured star Kevin Love, fell to 0-5 for the first time since 2003-04, when LeBron James was a rookie.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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‘Our Strategies Worked Perfectly against Kotoko’ – BYC Coach

first_imgLiberian club, Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) who played Kotoko in last Sunday’s CAF Champions League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium came to Ghana to defend. They lost 2-1 but that was nothing disappointing.That was the impression given by the technical handler, Robert Lartey at a post-match press conference. According to the coach, theirs was to avoid going down and even if they were to go down, their expectation was that it shouldn’t be by a bigger score line.Kwabena Adusei neatly converted a penalty in the 39th minute to put Kotoko 1-0 ahead while Isaac Pupo with a well taken free kick in front of the goal area canceled the lead in the 41st minute as his intelligent strike beat Kotoko’s defence and goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye.Kotoko piled intense heat on BYC a while longer and Seidu Bancey was fouled in the box by goalie Nathaniel Sherman in the 71st minute. It was a penalty. Again, Kwabena Adusei beautifully converted to give Kotoko the deserve 2-1 win.While Kotoko players rued their inability to win by a much bigger score line, their opponents were enthused with the outcome of the game. BYC players interestingly burst into joy.Together with their technical team members and officials from the VIP stand; they were seen applauding their efforts after proceedings ended.Their coach explained that the result in Kumasi was good, promising that they would turn the tables when the return encounter is played in Monrovia this weekend.“In every game you play, you have to come with a strategy. Our strategy worked because needed a draw. Losing 2-1 to a big side like Kotoko isn’t bad. We are proud of that and we will go back to re-strategise for the second leg in Monrovia” said the visibly elated coach.Asked what he saw as Kotoko’s weaknesses, the coach politely decline comments giving the impression that saying anything would amount to arming Kotoko well ahead of the crucial second leg game. He said his side respected Kotoko and knew that they could be in trouble if they had taken things for granted.“We have a young team. We couldn’t open the game because Kotoko could punish us. We stuck to our tactics. Our tactics worked. Immediately Kotoko scored, we opened up and I am saying that our best game comes in attacking. We will go back and re-strategize for the return game”.In a match that saw two penalties being awarded to Kotoko, some journalists were of the view that the referee was unfair to BYC.Coach Robert Lartey however disagreed as he stated that they were comfortable with refereeing.“We have no problem with the referee. We respect his decisions. That is why when Kotoko scored, we took the ball to the centre line” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Atletico Madrid set sights on Alonso

first_img0Shares0000Atletico Madrid set sights on Alonso. Photo/TeamTalkLONDON, United Kingdom, June 11 – Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has emerged as a transfer target for Atletico Madrid, although it remains to be seen whether the Blues would be willing to sanction a deal.Atletico boss Diego Simeone is keen to rebuild his rearguard before the start of next season and sees the 28-year-old Spain international as someone who could do a job. Alonso has played in the Spanish capital before, having come up through Real Madrid’s youth team before playing just a single game for Los Blancos.The 28-year-old ended up at Stamford Bridge in 2016 following spells at Bolton, Fiorentina and Sunderland and has made 120 appearances in all competitions for the west Londoners.Chelsea are under a FIFA transfer ban, meaning any club exits might leave them light, and so it remains to be seen if they would sanction a move away for the left-back.A report by Gola suggests Alonso would be keen to move back to his homeland but, with Chelsea’s managerial situation also up in the air, it is unlikely anything will happen in the near future.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Riots erupt after `Idol’ slur

first_imgBy Manik Banerjee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CALCUTTA, India – An angry mob set vehicles ablaze in riots after a radio host made derogatory comments about the winner of the TV show “Indian Idol,” officials said Saturday. More than 60 people were injured. The violence broke out Friday. Supporters of Prashant Tamang, the recent winner of the TV singing competition, took to the streets of the town of Siliguri to protest what they perceived as a radio show host’s ethnic slur against Tamang, said state police official R.J.S. Nalwa. Tamang is an Indian citizen of Nepalese origin. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The protesters apparently blocked a road and refused to let an ambulance carrying a patient pass. Police intervened, firing guns and tear gas and using batons in self-defense, said Nalwa. Twelve police officers were among the injured, he said. In a message to fans, Tamang called for peace, saying, “violence has no place in song or music.”last_img read more

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Blow for Man United! Red Devils target set to snub Old Trafford move

first_img Ilkay Gundogan in action for Borussia Dortmund Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan is set to snub interest from Old Trafford and pen a one-year contract extension at Borussia Dortmund.According to Bild, midfielder Gundogan has finally decided to stay put after months of speculation surrounding his future.The 24-year-old is out of contract at Dortmund this time next year and he was given an ultimatum by the club to either extend or be sold this summer to avoid losing him for nothing in 12 month’s time.It has been widely reported that Gundogan has decided to depart and sign for United and Dortmund’s sporting director appeared to hint at that when he revealed that there would be some players leaving the club this week.However, it has now been reported that the Germany international is set to stay put with the Bundesliga club having agreed a one-year extension, which will run until 2017.Nothing has been officially announced, however, so United may still have time to complete a last-gasp move for Gundogan. 1last_img read more

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Celtic suspend ‘disrespectful’ striker for Twitter rant

first_imgAnthony Stokes has been suspended by Celtic for two weeks following a Twitter outburst.The striker was seething at being left out of the Hoops squad to face Inverness on Sunday and made his feelings clear on social media.He posted on his Twitter account: ”Buzzing to be brought all the way up to inverness with the team to sit in the stands today, lovely weather for it too.”The former Hibernian forward followed it up by tweeting: ”Who gives a f*** about wages when your not playing games! It’s all about playing and contributing not picking up a wage.”Stokes later tweeted an apology, saying: ”Sorry for earlier Tweet. Hope fans can appreciate my frustration, heat of the moment.”Manager Ronny Deila accused the Irishman of disrespecting his team-mates by airing his frustrations to the public.Now Stokes, who has featured only twice for Celtic this season due to injuries and suspensions, has been ordered to stay away from the club for the next fortnight.Deila said after his team’s 3-1 Ladbrokes Premiership win on Sunday: ”It is (disrespectful) for the boys. We travel every week with 20 players and the manager puts out 11 and seven on the bench and there are always two left out.”If that is harder for him than somebody else, then for me he is not a team player.”What is important with Stokesy is that he has to show the work first before he speaks and if you do that then you always have a future. But so far he has been more talking than performances.” Anthony Stokes 1last_img read more

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Community marches for unity

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HILLS – Some 500 residents Wednesday joined a community march for unity led by a group of men carrying a colorful altar of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patroness of Mexico and the Americas. The altar, adorned with lights and dozens of roses, was accompanied by a seven-piece brass band that played spiritual music in the Catholic procession. While the march honored the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a day that has been commemorated in Mexico for almost five centuries, organizers said it brought together everyone in the community regardless of their religious beliefs. “We’re all equal, there is no separation,” said Margarita Diaz of the grass-roots group Familias Unidas de North Hills. Diaz said everyone in the community is working together to help children and teenagers prosper in a neighborhood that has seen its share of problems with gangs and violence. For now, however, the area is celebrating a decrease in violence. “There are problems, but not like there were before,” she said. Bundled up in thick coats and blankets, marchers enjoyed tacos, tamales and punch in the chilly night air. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSenior Lead Officer Edwin Dominguez said the march, which is has grown over the 10 years, helps remind residents that most people are doing the best they can. “We’re trying to spread the word that there are good people living here,” Dominguez said. rick.coca@dailynews.com 818-713-3329last_img read more

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Construction contract delayed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2A contract must be awarded by late July or the district has to give the money back to the state, McNabb said. The high bids are being pegged to dramatic increases in construction costs. The district has available $2.25 million in hardship funding from the state to replace the 16 classrooms. The district spent about $540,000 on architect and inspector fees, leaving $1.71 million for construction. The bid for the modular buildings came in at $1.25 million and the lowest of three bids for the work to prepare the site was $839,250, McNabb said. “I don’t think we can get the costs any lower,” McNabb said. “We might keep the ones we have and do a rehab instead.” LAKE LOS ANGELES – Wilsona School District trustees have postponed awarding a bid for the replacement of 16 relocatable classrooms at Wilsona Elementary School after bids came in over budget. The district has been approved to receive state hardship funding to refurbish the school, but bids for the prep work and new modular buildings are nearly $400,000 over the projected cost. “Right now the bids are too high,” Superintendent Ned McNabb said. “We are not sure what we are going to do. We will be meeting with the architect to make a decision on how to proceed.” Trustees delayed awarding a bid at last week’s meeting. McNabb said he will present options at the next board meeting June 9. Soaring construction costs also have plagued two other of Wilsona’s projects – the construction of Saddleback Elementary School and expansion of Challenger Middle School – forcing the district to re-examine building plans to see where costs can be cut. Wilsona has also been approved to receive nearly $19 million in state hardship funding to build Saddleback Elementary School at a cost of $11.84 million and to add 11 classrooms at Challenger Middle School for $4.54 million. Design changes include installing three modular buildings instead of permanent ones – two at the Saddleback campus and one at Challenger – that would save about $600,000, officials said. Wilsona also plans to reduce asphalt paving and concrete work and simplify landscaping at Saddleback and Challenger. Saddleback will be the district’s third elementary school. The kindergarten-through-fifth-grade campus will be at 150th Street East and Avenue N-12 and will be designed to hold 750 students. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man to have his sentence appealed by DPP over shooting of neighbour

first_imgA man who walked free from court after shooting a neighbour in a row over a right of way is to have his sentence appealed by the Directorof Public Prosecutions.The Irish Star reports that PJ Friel was charged with assault and discharging a firearm at farmer Gerard Sweeney. Sweeney was hospitalised as a result of the attack which resulted inhim being shot in the face.Friel (48) of Ballynakillew, Churchill, was charged with the offenceson January 3, 2015.Friel was given the benefit of the probation act by Judge John O’Haganon the charges of assault and the discharge of a firearm when heappeared at Buncrana Circuit Court.The DPP had recommended that Friel be trialled by jury.Judge John O’Hagan applied the probation act ‘in the hope that itdiffuses the situation’.The Judge also ordered that three firearms belonging to Friel beseized and disposed of.Judge O’Hagan said “As they say in Alice In Wonderland, hopefully theywill all live happily ever after.“In light of what has happened, the poison is out of the chalice. Inmy view, this is the fairest way to discharge the matter.“It was a very unfortunate affair, brought about in the heat of themoment. A pellet went into Mr Sweeney’s eye and he has had difficultywith that.”Friel faced a possible five years imprisonment for the two charges.The first was a Section 3 assault under the Non-Fatal Offences AgainstThe Persons Act.The second was that he did discharge a firearm being reckless as towhether any person was injured or not contrary to Sec 8 of theFirearms Offenses Weapons Act 1990.Judge O’Hagan said: “Mr Sweeney brought a digger into the land and waspreparing what he considered a right of way to which he thought he wasentitled.“He was seen by Mr Friel and Mr Friel saw red. He thought: ‘This is myland. He has no right to do that’. There had been a disagreementbefore and this led to the final straw.“Mr Friel took the law into his own hands. He had a shotgun anddischarged a cartridge past the digger and Mr Sweeney was injured.”However, the DPP has now applied to have the case and the leniency ofthe sentence appealed.No date has yet been set for the appeal hearing which will be heard atthe Court of Criminal Appeal in Dublin.Man to have his sentence appealed by DPP over shooting of neighbour was last modified: August 9th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:courtdonegalDPPshootinglast_img read more

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GOLF: NORTH WESTERN ALLIANCE NOTES

first_imgNorth Western AllianceRosapenna (Old Tom Morris Links) Golf Club Saturday 17th November 2012Par 71 SSS 70 1st Nett Pat O’Neill (15) Strabane G.C. 37 pts2ND Nett Peter Smyth (12) Rosapenna G.C. 36 pts3RD Nett James Kelly (4) Faughan Valley G.C. 35 pts B.O.T.4TH Nett Odran McGettigan (25) Strabane G.C. 35 pts 5th Nett Eugene Corry (16) Newtownstewart G.C. 34 pts6th Nett Maurice McGettigan (16) Strabane G.C. 33pts b.o.t.1st Gross Michael McGeady (+3) McCambridge-Duffy 712nd Gross Brian McElhinney (+3) Foyle Golf Academy 733rd Gross Sean Quigg (1) City Of Derry G.C. 77 b.o.t 4TH Gross Enda Kennedy (+1) Rosapenna G.C. 77 b.o.t.5th Gross John P. Dolan (Scr) Ballybofey& Stranorlar G.C. 776TH Gross Justin MacLochlainn (4) North West G.C. 782’S K.Lapsley,B.McElhinney,S.Quigg,E.Kennedy,J.P.Dolan,J.MacLochlainn,T.McBride,K.Doherty, G.Cummings,D.Forbes,F.McBrearty and M.McColgan.The Alliance played the Old Tom Morris Links on Saturday last .The new holes have blended in well and were in excellent condition .The previous difference in the speed of the greens is now negligible a tribute to the green keeping staff. This did not account for the relatively poor scoring on a Links course in good condition but in playing of the very back tees it played its full length into a swirling breeze and the occasional sleet shower.The leader after 9 holes was Brian McElhinney on 34 one under ,Michael McGeady was one behind and John P.Dolan the resident Professional at Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club was one over on 36 Local expert Enda Kennedy was 3 over as was local teaching professional Noel Callan. There were a number of competitors on 5 over .When 14 holes had been played the relative positions had shifted .Michael had now on top of the leader board, he was now one over, Brian had 4 bogies and was 3 over’ John was just one behind that and Enda had been joined by Sean Quigg on 6 over . Noel dropped 4 strokes over these holes and went out of competition with the others. Michael proceeded to clinch first place on level par by going one under for the last 4 holes, Brian had a similar scoreto keep second place ,Sean was level par and beat Enda and John on a break of tie for 3RD place.In the Nett the leaders after 9 were Kieran O’Neill on 20 points Peter Smyth on 19 James Kelly was on 18 and Pat O’Neill on 17 .Kieran O’Neill hit one of those patches where the score began to go away from him as he only collected 4 points for the next 4 holes It was an even worse passage for James Kelly who only managed 3 .Peter Smyth had 6 but the really hot scoring was coming from Pat O’Neill who had picked up 10 .He continued with level 2’s While James picked up 4 over 2’s to get into third place overall.Peter had one over 2’s Kieran went to 2 over level 2’s .Pat O’Neill had an excellent round to equal the standard scratch and register his first prize in the Alliance. Peter Smyth Captain of the Rosapenna Mixed Foursomes all Ireland winning team made full use of his local Knowledge to take second placeIn the Golfer of the year There was no change in the first three placing’s .Brian McElhinney is still ahead on 44 Enda Kennedy on 37 and Michael McGeady on 36.In the Nett overall last Year’s champion has taken a firm grip on matters again this year. Odran McGettigan from Strabane G.C. is on 24 followed by John P.Dolan on 16 and Odran’s Brother Maurice is in 3rd on 15 .A rule of golf came up .A player moved his ball by dropping his putter on it as he approached it to mark it on the green .Penalty one stroke and had to replace the ball was the decision see Rule 18-2aThe Alliance is now taking a break from proceedings until 2nd February 2013 when they will play Portsalon G.C.GOLF: NORTH WESTERN ALLIANCE NOTES was last modified: November 17th, 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)Tags:North Western Golf Alliance noteslast_img read more

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