With no Leonard, Lowry lifts Raptors over Wizards

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Raptors, meanwhile, were without Leonard, who helped Toronto start 2-0 by averaging 27.5 points and 11 rebounds in his first two games with the club after arriving in a trade with the San Antonio Spurs. But he only played in nine games for San Antonio in 2017-18, missing most because of a quadriceps injury, and so coach Nick Nurse said it was best for his team’s top player to rest during Toronto’s third contest in four nights to open this season.OG Anunoby started in place of Leonard and contributed 12 points — all in the first half.TIP-INSRaptors: Never trailed by more than five points. … Now 15-4 against the Wizards over the last five years. … Toronto has six pairs of back-to-backs this season, one fewer than a year ago, when it went 9-5 in those games.Wizards: After not taking a single 3-point shot in Game 1 despite being under orders to let it fly from beyond the arc this season, Otto Porter Jr. hoisted three attempts in the first four minutes Saturday. He went 0 for 3 on those, but wound up 2 for 7 on 3s. … Brooks said he didn’t speak to his team at all about having lost its playoff series against Toronto last season. “I have not mentioned it one time to the guys,” Brooks said. “What does it really mean? I don’t know.”UP NEXT:Raptors: Host Charlotte on Monday.Wizards: At Portland on Monday, opening a five-game road trip against Western Conference teams. Washington finished the game without ejected coach Scott Brooks. Bradley Beal scored 32 points, going 6 for 11 on 3s, and John Wall added 25 points and six assists for the Wizards, who are 0-2, with both games at home.Beal broke Washington’s franchise record for most 3-pointers in a career, surpassing Gilbert Arenas’ previous mark of 868 by making his 869th with a little more than 4½ minutes left in the game. Less than a minute later, he made another 3, cutting Washington’s deficit to 106-101, then skipping down the court.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 ChrissMoments after that, Beal was called for charging, and at the other end, Lowry sank a 3-pointer while falling into the lap of a front-row spectator. That put Toronto back ahead 109-101 with 3 minutes remaining.Two more baskets by Lowry followed, and Fred VanVleet added a jumper that made it 115-11 with 14.6 seconds to go. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Brooks was sent to the locker room after a contentious sequence with about seven minutes to go.Moments after Beal argued a call while on defense, he got incensed when he thought Toronto should have been whistled for a foul when Wall tumbled to the court on a drive to the basket. There was no call, though — except a technical foul on Beal.Then Wall and Brooks got into it with the officials, resulting in Brooks’ ejection. Lowry made two free throws to boost the Raptors’ edge to 102-89.This was a rematch from the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last season, when the Raptors were seeded No. 1 and eliminated the No. 8 Wizards in six games.While Washington largely relies on the same core of players, it so far has not been able to suit up its most significant offseason acquisition, center Dwight Howard, who missed all of training camp and the preseason and has sat out the team’s first two games with a sore backside. Ian Mahinmi started at center and did not exactly distinguish himself, shooting 0 for 3 and accumulating more personal fouls (four) than points (two).ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Redick caps big game with late 3, 76ers beat Magic Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) dribbles the ball against Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking over with Kawhi Leonard getting a night off, Kyle Lowry delivered 28 points and 12 assists Saturday night to help the Toronto Raptors improve to 3-0 with a 117-113 victory over the Washington Wizards.The Raptors rested Leonard on the second half of a back-to-back and third game in four days to open the season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

30 Hospitalized from Gold Mine Chemical Leakage

first_imgSome MNG-Gold officials in a meeting with residents Thirty persons were admitted at the Phebe Hospital for exposure to a chemical spill-over from MNG-Gold reservoir in Bong County over the weekend. The incident took place on Friday, September 29, at one of the mining sites of MNG-Gold in Sayeweta Kokoyah Statutory District after a heavy downpour of rain.Hospital sources told this newspaper that twenty of those affected were discharged based on the gravity of their conditions. However, the other ten persons are expected to remain in the hospital for further medical examinations for few days.Some of the chemical victims who spoke to this newspaper complained of stomach ache, skin rash, multiple body pain and constant vomiting and other strange symptoms.MNG–Gold is a Turkish Mining company working in several parts of Kokoyah District in Bong County. The company took over from the American-Liberian Mining Company (Amlib) in 2013 following a mutual agreement between the two companies.The polluted creek in SayewetaMNG–Gold Public Relations Officer, Lloyd Nwegyah told journalists that the accident occurred after a reservoir facility containing a diluted chemical overflowed with rainwater and later spilled over into a nearby creek in Sayeweta.Nwegyah said after the incident, MNG-Gold took the affected residents to a nearby clinic in the district and later forwarded them to the Phebe Hospital for further examination.He noted that as part of its corporate social responsibility, MNG-Gold has supplied the town with 44 bags of rice and other food items, including water tanks with safe drinking water for the townspeople.Mr. Nwegyah indicated that MNG-Gold earlier constructed three hand pumps in the affected town but the residents have been strongly advised not to drink from the pumps until the government through the Environmental Protection Agency and the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy can conclude investigations into the chemical spillage.A team from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ministry of Lands, Mines, and Energy recently visited the affected town and collected several samples from the contaminated creek and took them to Monrovia.Even though the Phebe Hospital is yet to release medical reports on the affected persons, some of the residents of Kokoyah District told journalists at the hospital on Monday that some of the citizens still complain about running stomach, rashes on the body, body pain, and weakness, among others.It may be recalled that in 2016 a truck belonging to the company carrying similar chemicals to its site in Kokoyah District fell in a creek which contaminated the water affecting scores of rural residents in the district.Meanwhile, in 2016, the MNG Company erected a police depot in David Dean Town.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Harambee Stars lose to Thailand in Bangkok

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars players line up before facing Thailand in a friendly match in Bangkok on October 8, 2017. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8- Teerasil Dangda’s 62nd minute goal earned 137th ranked Thailand a 1-0 win over Kenya in Bangkok as the Harambee Stars wound up their Asian tour of friendly matches with an empty basket having lost 2-1 to Iraq on Thursday in Basra.The twin losses will now almost guarantee Kenya a drop in FIFA rankings over the next release, having already dropped eight places in the last rankings released on September 14. This is the third loss for Stanley Okumbi’s men over the last four matches. They lost 2-1 to Sierra Leone in an African Cup of Nations qualifier, drew 1-1 with Mozambique in a friendly, then lost to Iraq and now the Thais, nicknamed The War Elephants.Stars had a much better performance compared to last Thursday’s match against Iraq, and this was attributed to several changes that First Coach Stanley Okumbi made. However, they dipped in energy in the second half.Boniface Oluoch started in between the sticks ahead of Patrick Matasi while Musa Mohammed who came on as a second half substituted against Iraq started in central defense, partnering his former mate at Gor Mahia David Owino.The change saw Jockins Atudo move to the right side of defense. Clifton Miheso, John Mark Makwatta and Masud Juma all who came off as second half substitutes against Iraq started with Samuel Onyango and Jesse Were started on the bench while Ernest Wendo sat out injured.–Muguna starts-Harambee Stars players line up before their match against Thailand in Bangkok on October 8, 2017. PHOTO/FKFIn Wendo’s place, his Gor Mahia teammate Kenneth Muguna started, partnering teddy Akumu in the middle of the pack.It was the two Buildcon FC players who had Kenya’s first two efforts at goal. In the 10th minute, Makwatta found shooting space inside the box after some fancy step-overs created him space, but his eventual shot from the right went wide.A minute later, Miheso drifted to the edge of the box from the right and unleashed a low shot on his weaker left foot but Thailand keeper Kawin Thamsatchanan made a full stretch save to turn the ball behind for a corner.Thamsatchanan was at hand to deny Kenya again, this time doing well to hold firmly to a shot from range by Makwatta.Thailand, just like Iraq on Thursday were playing short swift passes, but different was that the Kenyan defense was more astute.The Thais however found some space in the 16th minute when Mongkol Tossakrai shot wide from the left after a dummy left skipper Owino on the ground having picked up a defense splitting through pass from Teerasil Dangda.Michael Olunga who had for most parts of the opening minutes remained silent started being more prominent and he had two chances back to back in the 19th minute, first with a curling freekick from the edge of the box which went straight to the keeper.A minute later, he rose up well at the edge of the six yard box to meet up a Jockins Atudo cross but his glancing header bounced wide off target.–Olunga shot-Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga in action against Thailand. PHOTO/FKFAgain in the 38th minute, he had a better chance on his favorite left foot after slamming a shot from distance, but the Thai keeper made a superb reflex save to tip the ball over.The hosts came close to breaking the deadlock at the stroke of halftime but Boniface Oluoch made a decisive save to deny substitute Bodin Phala one on one after he had been put through by Dangda.Thailand stepped up attacks in the second half and Phala tested Oluoch with a shot from distance which the Kenyan keeper collected cleanly.On the hour mark, Oluoch was once again called into another save, this time fully stretching to push the ball against the upright from a Thitipan Puangchan shot from distance after Kenya had lost the ball cheaply.-Dangda goal-Harambee Stars Musa Mohammed in action against Thailand. PHOTO/FKFThe Kenyan shot stopper was collecting the ball from his net two minutes later when he spilled a shot from Phala and Dangda was well placed to pick up the rebound, tapping it cleanly into the net.The goal prompted Okumbi into his first change, bringing off Masud for Jesse Were.Thailand remained offensive and Siroch Chatthong came close with a header in the 71st minute from a Dangda cross but it went straight to Oluoch.Okumbi made further changes bringing out Makwatta and Akumu for KPL top scorer Stephen Waru and Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Patillah Omotto respectively. With three minutes remaining, Miheso was also hauled off for Samuel Onyango.However, Stars could not get to plant the ball into the net despite concerted efforts to open up the Thailand defense.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United and Liverpool all-time combined XI: Scholes or Gerrard? Best or Dalglish? You decide!

first_img 16 16 16 What would your XI be? Comment below… Manchester United v Liverpool is live on talkSPORT on Sunday 14 December 2014.It’s the biggest rivalry in English football, between two clubs that have won 20 and 18 top flight titles respectively, not forgetting three and five European Cups.Both clubs can lay claim to being the most successful in the country and both can boast an array of brilliant players from down the years.But what would a combined XI of the all-time greatest players to play for Man United and Liverpool look like?We asked on facebook.com/talksport and here are some of the responses (and take a look at the Top 10 most successful English football clubs, here)… 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 Pick your all-time combined Man United and Liverpool XI 16 16 16 16last_img read more

Benitez warns relegation-fighting Newcastle: ‘Approach the game like a final!’

first_img Rafa Benitez: The Spanish boss has just two games to preserve Newcastle’s top-flight status Rafael Benitez has warned Newcastle there is no room for complacency as they attempt to make the most of their Premier League second chance.The Magpies hauled themselves out of the relegation zone as a result of last weekend’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, but with both Sunderland and Norwich below them having a game in hand, they head for already relegated Aston Villa on Saturday knowing there is no margin for error.Benitez said: “It’s important to get this message: no complacency, concentrate. We have seen the last games of Aston Villa and they did well against Watford, they did really well.“We play against Spurs in the last game, but the next one is the most important one because win this and we approach it with the fans behind us and it will be easier to keep everyone on their toes and motivated.“For this game, we need to be sure that we are focused, and we can’t lose our concentration.”Newcastle will run out at Villa Park, where they were relegated in 2009, on the back of a four-game unbeaten run to face a side which has lost each of its last 11 fixtures.However, given what is at stake, they could be forgiven for being nervous as they attempt to win on the road for the first time since December.Benitez said: “I like a little bit of tension because then you can perform better – but not too much. You can’t go there and play with anxiety. You have to play your game.“They will play their game. They are a good team in a bad position and they have lost confidence, but they still have some good players and the work-rate is there so for us, the main thing is to be sure that we play at our level.“We have to approach the game with the right mentality and cannot go there and think it will be an easy game. They know – we have been talking about that. We will encourage them to approach the game like a final.” 1last_img read more

3rd man pleads guilty in terror plot

AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champWashington is set to be sentenced April 28, while sentencing will be March 31 for 31-year-old Kevin James, who also pleaded guilty Friday. James, who founded the radical Islamic organization known as Jam’iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh in 1997 while incarcerated at Folsom prison, pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to levy war against the United States. James faces up to 20 years in prison. The men, along with Hammad Samana of Inglewood, were indicted in 2005 for what authorities said was a plot to attack American military facilities, Israeli government offices and synagogues in the Los Angeles area. Samana has been declared incompetent to stand trial and is confined to a federal medical facility, McCormick said. According to McCormick, James recruited Washington while both men were in prison, and Washington then recruited Patterson and Samana after he was released. A third man pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to levy war against the U.S. government as part of a prison-based plot to rob Torrance gas stations to finance terrorist strikes against military, Jewish and Israeli targets. Gregory Patterson, 23, formerly of Gardena, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and discharge a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, stemming from a series of 10 robberies that netted “a couple thousand” dollars, a federal prosecutor said. Patterson faces 25 years to life when he is sentenced April 14 by U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney in Santa Ana. Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas McCormick said outside court that “practically speaking,” Patterson faces up to 25 years in prison, as does Levar Haney Washington, 28, who pleaded guilty Friday to the same charges. After the men swore oaths to JIS, they set out to research a number of military recruiting stations and other facilities, including synagogues and a place referred to as a “camp of Zion.” From May 30, 2005, to July 5, 2005, Washington, Patterson and Samana used a shotgun in the Torrance gas station heists, McCormick said. Patterson’s defense attorney Winston McKesson said his client fell under the spell of Washington, a charismatic character. Patterson, McKesson said, “led a typical middle-class life.” “He was a good student, he worked, he was never in trouble,” McKesson said. “We all have our personal flaws and he is a follower.” Patterson was studying Islam at a center and Washington came there to speak. The two men roomed together, McKesson said, and “Washington manipulated him emotionally and intellectually and physically abused him.” McKesson said he will be “zealous” in his efforts to “minimize the severity of punishment” Patterson ultimately receives at his sentencing.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed he has two New Year ambitions – continued health for his family and getting his golf handicap down!Daniel and MajellaThe singer has had one of the toughest years of his life after wife Majella was diagnosed with breast cancer.Majella, 53, who now has a very good prognosis after undergoing chemotherapy, spent Christmas with her husband at their home in Kincasslagh. Daniel sang at midnight mass at Christmas and spent a quiet festive season with Majella and his mum and family.Speaking on Highland Radio, the singer said he is just looking forward to singing and enjoying other people’s company.“Please God we will look forward to this year with renewed ambition and just to be able to enjoy everything.“I want to thank God for all the good health everyone is going to have including Majella and mother mother (Julia) and everyone that is around the family. Please God we will have a great year,” he said. The one thing that Daniel plans to spend more time on is becoming a better golfer.He says he loves nothing better than beating his fellow golfers over 18 holes.“I would like to get the gold handicap down a wee bit. I would like to get a few more pound in that way.“It’s great when you can get the money coming in off the eighteenth,” he laughed.Despite cutting back on his live shows recently, Daniel says he has no plans to hang up his microphone for good. “I want to continue doing it as long as I can. People say ‘will you retire?’. I hope I won’t retire. I would just like to continue. As long as people come to see us and I am able to do it, I would like to think I will do it at some level,” he said.DANIEL PRAYS FOR GOOD HEALTH FOR MAJELLA AND BETTER GOLF IN 2014 was last modified: December 26th, 2013 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:cancerdaniel o’donnelldonegalgolfKINCASSLAGHMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more


first_imgThe Minor teams good run came to an end in Convoy on Sunday last when they were defeated by Four Masters by a single point. Even though we conceded soft goals in the opening ten minutes we recovered well and were four pts up going into the last quarter. The boys from Donegal Town finished the game off with five unanswered pts. On the day Aron Diver, Ciaran Cannon and Odhran McMacken stood out for the Gaels. Thanks to all the players and team management for their hard work throughout the season.The inaugural Liam Emery Memorial hurling tournament took place in Páirc na Gael last Sunday. U12 teams from Dungloe, Setanta and Four Masters took part with the Gaels boys and girls. In competitive, good spirited matches between the teams, Gaels won the Liam Emery Shield. Norma and Declan Emery presented all players and managers with commemorative medals and remembered Liam’s love of hurling. Thanks to all teams and mentors who took part, to all who made refreshments on the day and to the Emery family.Indoor gaelic training continues in Woodland School. Monday 6-7pm for girls 9-11yrs: 7-8pm for girls 12-14yrs.Monday 8-9pm ladies gaelic.Camogie training in Woodland Tuesday 6.30-7.30pmBeidh an comórtas Scór ar siúl gan mhoill. An bhfuil suim agat páirt a ghlacadh? The Annual Scór Competition will take place soon and we would love to hear from anyone interested in taking part. Entrants must be under 16 and categories include solo/group singing,recitation,drama,instrumental group,quiz and Irish Dancing. Following on from last year’s competition we would like to have as many entries from our club as possible. If you would like to take part or help out with year’s Scór competition please contact our Oifigeach na Gaeilge Stephen Doherty or Scór Co-ordinator Maura Bn.Uí Bhaoill. Check our website letterkennygaels.Donegal.gaa.ie for all club details. Annagry. Lotto results for weekending the 9th October will be available next week. Lotto Jackpot for this weekend will be 1400Euro GAA NOTES: LETTERKENNY GAELS was last modified: October 11th, 2011 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:Letterkenny Gaels GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgGlenea United v Gweedore Celtic, By Stephen Doherty.GLENEA UTD 1, GWEEDORE CELTIC 1 (AET)Glenea win 4-2 on penalties GLENEA United beat Gweedore Celtic on penalties to win the Brian McCormick Premier Division Play Off final at Diamond Park, Ballyare, today.Glenea, with the wind advantage in the first half took, the lead in the 17th minute thanks to a strike just inside the 18 yard box from Darren McGeever.Gweedore equalised in the second half with David Ward scoring direct from a corner.But extra-time failed to separate the sides and it came down to penalties – with United winning 4-2 in the shoot-out. GLENEA UNITED CROWNED CHAMPIONS AFTER PENALTY SHOOT-OUT WIN OVER GWEEDORE CELTIC was last modified: May 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GLENEA UNITED CROWNED CHAMPIONS AFTER PENALTY SHOOT-OUT WIN OVER GWEEDORE CELTICGWEEDORE CELTIC 0GWEEDORE CELTIC 1SOCCER LATEST: GLENEA UNITED 1last_img read more


first_imgKillybegs GAA NotesWednesday 2-7-2014 the divisional 1 championship u-14 final will be held in tirconail park. Na Cealla Beaga v Naomh Conaill.Throw in 7.30 pm. Info from Four Masters regarding parking. Please be advised traffic management will be in place at tirconail park entrance as there is other activities taken place at the same time.There is no parking at revlun road near main entrance as to keep traffic flowing each way.once inside and both car parks are full, supporters travelling from one direction will be asked to turn around, drivers can carry on around the roundabout and come back and park on the hard shoulder facing the Killybegs direction.Sunday the 6th reserves and seniors are home to cloughanelly throw in at 1.30 and 3.00.u16 result killybegs 5 13 Bundoran 4 13 , fixture away Friday 4th v St Nuals. The senior ladies got beat last Sunday by glenswilly, there will b no game this weekend.There was no bingo jackpot winner this week. Next weeks bingo jackpot is €2200 on 45 numbers.There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 10,12,19,27. Next weeks killotto jackpot is €1900 and match 3 is €180. The club would like to thank those who buy the killotto each week. Remember you can play the lotto online at www.locallotto.ie. This week the ladies team are selling Killotto and Saturday 12th July is Gary Conaghans team.The ladies team are organising a 5k on Friday 8th August (Festival weekend) Watch this space for more info.Strictly is coming back to Killybegs! Our scouts will be out and about over the next few weeks…. Put your dancing shoes on! Ticket information for the upcoming Ulster Final will be published next week.CLG Na Cealla Beaga – Kellogg’s Cul Camp – 7th to 11th July 2014.10am – 2.30pm – Age 6 – 13.50% off for the three local National Schools and within our community.Discount prices – 1 child €27.50, 2 children €50, 3 children €70, 4 children €90. To book ring or text Dermot Slua Boyle on 087-9429014.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS U14’S FACE NAOMH CONAILL IN DIVISIONAL FINAL was last modified: July 1st, 2014 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:GAAKillybegsNoticesSportlast_img read more