LeBron James gets 1st win as a Laker in romp over Suns

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Suns: At Memphis on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Our defense picked up,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “To start the game our defense was soft. They missed some shots but that was the same thing that happened against San Antonio, but they made shots. We need to get better at that. We need to start games with the same mentality that we started the second quarter.”Phoenix committed eight turnovers in the second quarter, resulting in 15 Lakers points.“In the first quarter we had a defensive presence,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “We had a couple good defensive possessions and showed some kind of resistance defensively and we had a close game. But in the rest of the game, starting with the turnovers, we were thinking too much.”The Lakers led 76-54 at the break and Phoenix never got closer than 16 in the third quarter.“The Lakers are a good team,” Kokoskov said. “We were talking about this morning that we’re not buying in their record right now. They’re much better than the record is saying. But I’m not pleased with any part of game, including defense.”TIP-INSLakers: James has five fewer triple-doubles than Wilt Chamberlain. James has three triple-doubles in his career against Phoenix. … Stephenson scored 12 points in the first half on 6-of-7 shooting. … Lakers have won four straight in Phoenix after losing 11 in a row there. … Like Ayton, current Lakers broadcaster and former player Mychal Thompson was born in the Bahamas and was the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA (by Portland).Suns: Booker fell two points shy of becoming the first Suns player to score 25 points or more in the first four games of a season since Charlie Scott in 1972-73. … Phoenix has lost its last three games by 28, 20 and 18 points. … Ayton found himself defending James one-on-one twice in the second half. James missed a 3 the first time and drove for a layup, which rimmed out, on the second.UP NEXTLakers: Host Denver on Thursday night. Price pitches Red Sox past Dodgers for 2-0 Series lead Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates a basket against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — In his fourth game, LeBron James finally got his first victory as a Los Angeles Laker.James flirted with what would have been his 74th career triple-double, finishing with 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter of a 131-113 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But the Lakers didn’t miss them in this one, blowing it open with a 44-point second quarter.Neither team led by more than six points in the first quarter and the Suns were down only 46-41 after Isaiah Canaan’s driving layup with 7:09 left in the half.But Phoenix committed four turnovers in a 17-2 Los Angeles outburst that put the Lakers up 63-43 on Josh Hart’s running dunk with 3:51 left in the first half.“That is what we keep harping on. That is what we will continue to harp on throughout the season is our defensive approach,” James said. “How we approach the game, our physicality, our communication and that is what we did in the second quarter.”Los Angeles outscored the Suns 44-24 in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “It feels great,” he said. “It is a win, period, but it feels good to know what we have been doing over training camp and these first few games to continue to get better.”Lance Stephenson had 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, JaVale McGee added 20 points and Kyle Kuzma had 17 for the Lakers. They had seven players in double figures.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 Suns’ Devin Booker had 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists but left the game in the third quarter with a strained left hamstring. Deandre Ayton, the No. 1 overall pick this year, had 22 points and 11 rebounds.Los Angeles was without Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram for their roles in an altercation with the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Wednesday night was the first of a three-game suspension for Rondo and a four-game suspension for Ingram. View commentslast_img read more

Refugees confined in Israeli raid

first_imgThere were indications that the West Bank operation targeting militants in the Ein Bet Ilmeh camp next to the city of Nablus was nearing its end. But the raid was especially painful for the 5,000 refugees who live there because it came during the holy month of Ramadan when Muslim families normally gather for large feasts at nightfall to end their daytime fast. Israeli media reported before sundown Thursday that soldiers captured a cell of four militants from Hamas and the Popular Front groups who were allegedly planning a suicide attack. That was the stated goal of the raid, signaling that it was close to conclusion. Israeli troops backed by tanks and bulldozers launched the raid Tuesday, and two Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were killed in the first two days of fighting. The army said it was allowing food, medicine and ambulances into the camp. But with a tight curfew since Tuesday, some residents said they could not leave their homes to buy food. “There is no food in this house we are in,” said Hussam Hamdan, 30. Lara Kanan, 23, said water was running out in some houses because rooftop water tanks had been hit by bullets. There were also complaints by Palestinians that Israeli troops were using them as human shields to enter places where armed militants might be holed up – a practice outlawed by Israel’s Supreme Court. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Ali Daraghmeh THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NABLUS, West Bank – A fierce Israeli army raid in a crowded West Bank refugee camp confined thousands to their homes for a third straight day Thursday, and residents said they were running out of food and water. In a separate Israeli raid Thursday on the Gaza Strip, four Palestinians were killed. One was a 17-year-old who died when he was hit by shrapnel and run over by an army bulldozer, Palestinian hospital officials said. last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 11

first_img talkSPORT guides you through the latest news and views from the backpages… 1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Liverpool’s owners are prepared to let Raheem Sterling rot in the reserves rather than allow him to leave on the cheap. (Daily Mirror)Sterling has returned for pre-season training at Liverpool, having called in sick for two sessions this week amid growing uncertainty over his future. (The Guardian)World Cup-winning Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 30, has agreed to join Manchester United on a three-year contract believed to be worth £7.2m a year. (Bild)The German midfielder is set to join on a three-year deal for a fee believed to be around £5.75m. (Manchester Evening News)United may now drop their pursuit of Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin after having a £20m bid rejected by Saints. (Daily Express)The Football Association of Ireland would be happy to let Martin O’Neill depart amid interest from Leicester City. A bookmaker has suspended betting on the 63-year-old replacing Nigel Pearson, who was sacked by the Premier League club last month. (The Guardian)Galatasaray have begun talks with Tottenham over the signing of centre half Vlad Chiriches, but their opening bid of £3.6m has been turned down. (Evening Standard)David Ospina has suggested that he would consider Everton should he leave Arsenal this summer. (Daily Express)Stewart Downing is set to miss West Ham’s friendly at Peterborough on Saturday as Boro’s bid to sign the winger moves closer to completion. (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)Holland international Georginio Wijnaldum is set to become Steve McClaren’s first signing as Newcastle United manager. The PSV star is on the verge of agreeing a £13million deal. (Daily Mail)Norwich have doubled their offer for Hull wide-boy Robbie Brady – but have been told that £6million is still not enough to prise the Republic of Ireland international out of the Yorkshire club. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Man United transfer report: Van Gaal to splash out £75m on Bayern Munich and West Ham stars?Barcelona candidate promises Manchester City target Paul PogbaInter Milan confirm interest in Chelsea winger but deal held up by legal actionRoma make move for PSG goalkeeper as Tottenham face missing outAston Villa offer bumper pay package to defender to fight off Arsenal interestSevilla chief would ‘love’ to sign Man City star but rules out dealBastian Schweinsteiger update: Manchester United step up chase for Germany starManchester United working on deal for French wonderkidAtletico Madrid chase Manchester United and Tottenham target Stefan SavicShock Arsenal report! Juventus line up Mesut Ozil as replacement for Paul Pogba or Arturo VidalWatford considering Italy international Alessandro DiamantiArsenal transfer news: Latest on Benzema and Higuain rumours, plus Ozil to JuventusTottenham transfer news: Champions League finalist accepts deal, Townsend to leave and Lloris replacement found?Georginio Wijnaldum to have Newcastle medical as Magpies agree £14m deal with PSV EindhovenManchester United offer Rafael as bait in deal for Nicolas GaitanAston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph set for Man City medical ahead of £8million moveBlow for Tottenham! Monaco winger Yannick Ferreira Carrasco opts for Atletico Madridlast_img read more

DONEGAL ’92 TEAM TO PLAY DUBLIN AGAIN – THIS TIME FOR CHARITY

first_imgTHE heroes of 92 are set to take to the field again Saturday week – for a re-match of that famous Croke Park final.Veterans of the All-Ireland winning team and the side they beat, Dublin, will go head-to-head to raise money for charity.Anthony Molloy will once again captain the Donegal side in the game at St Anne’s GAA club in Tallaght. So if you’re in the capital on Saturday week, the day before this year’s All-Ireland Final, and you want to see the re-match, you’d be mad to miss it.It’s just €5 to see the All-Ireland Final Charity Re-Match with all proceeds going to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.“I’m really looking forward to it,” said ’92 captain Anthony Molloy.And he joked: “I’m not sure I should even be playing (because of fitness), so I might end up doing the goals!” Children under 16 can go into the game free of charge.Donegal Daily is supporting the event and if you want more details just log on to www.stannesgaa.comDONEGAL ’92 TEAM TO PLAY DUBLIN AGAIN – THIS TIME FOR CHARITY was last modified: September 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:DONEGAL ’92 TEAM TO PLAY DUBLIN AGAIN – THIS TIME FOR CHARITYlast_img read more

DONEGAL COUNTY BOARD: ‘WE ARE CO-OPERATING WITH GAA OVER ALLEGED BITE INCIDENT’

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: THE DONEGAL County Board is refusing to be drawn into a war of words with their Dublin counterparts over the Paddy McBrearty ‘biting’ incident.Dublin officials have been widely quoted in the Dublin press today, some of them appearing to cast doubt on the incident.But while Paddy is refusing to comment, sources insist he was bitten during the match between Donegal and Dublin in Ballybofey on Sunday. The Donegal County Board, in a statement to Donegal Daily, says the issue is a matter for the GAA HQ investigations committee.“The Donegal County Board’s position remains unchanged and we will be fully co-operating with the CCCC investigation into the alleged incident,” said a Donegal GAA County Board spokesman.However Dublin GAA chairman Andy Kettle has given a number of interviews today.“Our medic was taken in to see an injury but it was a bruise, not a laceration, a bruise,” said Kettle in one interview. We understand however that the bite on McBrearty’s shoulder broke the skin. He was later treated at Letterkenny hospital.Kettle had said: “I don’t accept that something did happen.“Until I am asked officially to investigate by the Donegal County Board I won’t be doing anything.” DONEGAL COUNTY BOARD: ‘WE ARE CO-OPERATING WITH GAA OVER ALLEGED BITE INCIDENT’ was last modified: April 10th, 2013 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)last_img read more

DID YOU REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD LAST NIGHT?

first_imgWe hope you didn’t have too much of a sleep on this morning!It may be Mother’s Day but the clocks also went forward by one hour at 1am this morning.So get up, get out and enjoy all Donegal has to offer be it a walk in stunning Glenveagh National Park or a trip to Ballyshannon to watch Donegal take on Louth. DID YOU REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD LAST NIGHT? was last modified: March 30th, 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:clocksForwardlast_img read more

INISHOWEN CRASH TRIAL BEGINS TODAY BUT COULD LAST UNTIL NEXT WEEK

first_imgThe trial of an Inishowen man charged with eight counts of dangerous driving causing death is expected to begin today.Shaun Kelly appearing at an earlier court sitting. Pic copyright North West Newspics.Shaun Kelly, 24, will appear before Judge John O’Hagan at Letterkenny Circuit Court to answer charges arising out of a road smash outside Clonmany in July 2010. Seven of Mr Kelly’s friends were killed following the crash as well as a man returning home from playing bingo.Defence barrister Peter Nolan told a court sitting last week that the trial could last a full week and perhaps go into a second week.As well as emergency personnel who attended the scene of the crash, expert witnesses including engineers and forensic specialists are expected to be called.Last week state barrister, Ms Patricia McLoughlin asked for the court to provide a German translator for one of her specialist witnesses.A specific exhibits area has also been set aside within the courtroom for the case.As well as Mr Kelly and his family, relatives of those who died in the crash are also expected to attend the trial.INISHOWEN CRASH TRIAL BEGINS TODAY BUT COULD LAST UNTIL NEXT WEEK was last modified: July 22nd, 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:clonmanycrashdangerous drivingDEATHSdonegalInishowenShaun Kellylast_img read more

DEATH OF MAN IN GARDA CUSTODY NOT NOW BELIEVED TO BE SUSPICIOUS

first_imgThe death of a man in Garda custody at Buncrana Garda station is not believed to be suspicious.The man died at in the early hours of this morning.The man has been named locally as Michael Lynch, who is in his 60s, from Sliabh Sneacht, Buncrana. A post mortem was carried out on Mr Lynch at Letterkenny General Hospital today but results of examination have not yet been released.Gardai say details of how the man died or why he was arrested are not being released.However a source has revealed they do not believe the death is suspicious.A Garda forensics team spent most of today at Buncrana Garda station. A full investigation was launched by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission but it is unclear if this will continue.DEATH OF MAN IN GARDA CUSTODY NOT NOW BELIEVED TO BE SUSPICIOUS was last modified: November 11th, 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:Buncrana Garda stationdeathMichael Lynchlast_img read more

Onduparaka vs URA: Caterpillars hope to end winless run

first_img Tags: onduparaka fcSadic SempigiStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeagueURA FC Onduparaka are winless in their last 6 league games (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueOnduparaka FC vs URA FCGreen Light Stadium, AruaTuesday, 12-02-2019 @4:30pmARUA – Onduparaka will be hoping they can return to winning ways when they host URA FC at the Green Light Stadium on Tuesday.Sadic Sempigi side are in a bad period at the moment, winless in any of their last six League encounters. In their last game, they drew 0-0 at home to Kirinya in a game that they created several chances but failed to find the back of the net.Despite the rough patch, Sempigi is optimistic they can bag all three points on Tuesday.“We are set for the game knowing that we haven’t had good results in the recent past, said Sempigi ahead of Tuesday’s encounter.We have prepared very well to try and get better results and i know if the players play according to plan, we will win the game.“We have been watching their (URA’s) games and we have prepared to counter their system of play.Onduparaka will be without defender Sabir Simba, goalkeeper Richard Anyama and former URA skipper Oscar Agaba who are all injured. However, they welcome back Solomon Okwalinga and Abel Eturude who missed the Kirinya JSS game.For URA, they head into the game boosted by the return of head coach Sam Simbwa who has completed his four game ban.Simbwa was slapped with the ban after tribal comments he made following his side’s 1-1 draw away to Kirinya in December.In his absence however, URA have performed fairly well, winning two and drawing one of their four games.However, their last game did not go according to plan, losing 1-0 at home to Maroons.With no telling injury issues, the Tax Collectors named a strong squad of 20 that will feature on Tuesday.URA’s squad for the game away to Onduparaka:URA FC 20-man squad list for the game in Arua; James Alitho, Alionzi Nafian, Hudu Mulukyi, Vitalis Tabu, Allan Mugalu, Said Kyeyune, Peter Lwasa, Patrick Mboowa, Charles Ssempa, Moses Seruyidde, Benjamin Nyakojo, Abudallah Nyanzi, Matthew Odong, Joackim Ojera, Dickson Kigongo, Ronald Musana, Cromwell Rwothomio, Yeseri Waibi, Shafik Kagimu & Robert Omunuk.Match Facts:This will be the 6th League encounter between the two sides ever since Onduparaka joined the top tier in 2016.In the first five, URA have won two, Onduparaka one and the other two ended in draws.The first game between the two ended in a 3-1 win for URA, this season.Last season, Onduparaka took four points off the tax Collectors including one in a goalless draw in the reverse fixture.Onduparaka have won only one of their last 7 games in all competitions (D3 L3). The sole victory in that period came in a 1-0 win over Kirinya JSS in the Uganda Cup.At home however, they have not lost any of their last six games (W3 D3). Their last loss at the Green Light Stadium came in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of KCCA nearly four months ago.For URA, They have lost only one of their last 5 games in all competitions (W3 D1). The sole loss came at home to Maroons in their last league game.Away from home, they are still one of only two sides (the other being Vipers), yet to taste defeat this season (W2 D6).Other Matches on Tuesday:Maroons vs Ndejje University – Luzira Prisons Grounds, LuziraBright Stars Vs Mbarara City – Champions Stadium, MwererweSC Villa Vs Paidha Black Angels – Mandela National Stadium, NambooleKirinya-Jinja S.S Vs Police – Mighty Arena, JinjaTooro United Vs Vipers – Buhinga Stadium, Fort PortalComments last_img read more

Donegal woman on a roll in Brown Bread Baking Competition!

first_imgSamara Ward from Inver, Co. Donegal is getting ‘bready’ for her next step in the National Brown Bread Baking Competition. Samara has qualified to the semi-finals of the baking competition, sponsored by Aldi and in association with the NPA and ICA, through entering the Aldi bread drop heats which took place in May 2018.Samara will now compete in the semi-finals which will take place in the Aldi marquee at the National Ploughing Championships on the 18th and 19th of September. National Brown Bread Baking Competition semi-finalist Samara Ward from Inver, Co. Donegal with Anna May McHugh from the National Ploughing Association.Two people will be chosen from each day and will go on to compete in the final of the competition on the 20th of September.The winner will see their winning brown bread on sale in Aldi stores across the country for a minimum of 6 months, and will win a share of the profits, guaranteed to be at least €10,000! Donegal woman on a roll in Brown Bread Baking Competition! was last modified: August 1st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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