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Toronto make it eight straightToronto make it eight straight

first_imgTORONTO (AP):Toronto extended their winning streak to a season-high eight straight by beating the Los Angeles (LA) Clippers 112-94 on Sunday, creating a bit of franchise history by sweeping both LA teams in the same season for the first time.The Raptors completed a season double over the Clippers – as they also did last year – to add to the earlier sweep of the Lakers.Elsewhere, Houston used a spurt of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to pull away and beat state and division rivals Dallas.Toronto’s Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 20 for the Raptors, while Terrence Ross had five 3-pointers en route to his fourth straight game in double figures off the bench.The eight-game streak is one short of the team record set in 2001-02.Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists for the Clippers.Houston’s James Harden had a triple double of 23 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Rockets past Dallas 115-104.SEASONHIGHTrevor Ariza scored a season-high 29 for the Rockets, who trailed by one entering the fourth quarter, but hit four 3-pointers in a 14-4 run to take a 98-89 lead with about nine minutes left.After a Dallas basket, Houston then added five points to effectively end the contest.Chandler Parsons had a season-high 31 points for the Mavericks.Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Nets beat Oklahoma City 116-106, halting the Thunder’s run of wins at seven.Boston won 112-92 at struggling Philadelphia in a game delayed a day by the wintry weather enveloping the eastern United States.last_img read more

Curry scores 13 points over final 1:42, Warriors beat CelticsCurry scores 13 points over final 1:42, Warriors beat Celtics

first_imgCurry made a go-ahead 3 with 1:42 to play, scored on a driving layup the next time down before eight late free throws. He also made three of his 3s over the final 4:20 of the third quarter for the Warriors, who had lost the last two matchups to the Celtics and two in a row at home. The Warriors fell 92-88 at Boston on Nov. 16 in which they squandered a 17-point lead.Kevin Durant added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors, who haven’t lost to the same Eastern Conference opponent twice in the same season during fourth-year coach Steve Kerr’s tenure. Draymond Green had 15 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.Curry’s 3-pointer with 4:20 left in the third put Golden State up 70-63, he hit another at the 2:52 mark then connected once more at 2:12 as Golden State grabbed momentum heading into the final period up 80-73.The two-time NBA MVP scored 18 points in the third, shot 16 for 24 and 8 of 13 from long range while notching his second 40-point game of the season and 29th of his career in the regular season. Fans chanted “M-V-P!” as he made two free throws with 43 seconds left, two more at the 10.3 mark, another pair with 6.9 seconds left and two more at 1.6.Irving was sensational himself.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Butler returns to score 21 points, Wolves beat Nets Curry scored 49 points with 13 of those over the final 1:42 and hit eight 3-pointers, lifting the Golden State Warriors past the Boston Celtics 109-105 on Saturday night in what is already being hyped as a potential NBA Finals matchup come June.Irving scored 37 points on 13-for-18 shooting with five 3s, but Boston failed to build momentum from a win at the Clippers on Wednesday night and lost for the fifth time in six games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The way he started the game tonight was pretty crazy,” Curry said. “We try to bring the best out of each other. Tonight was one of those nights, just a fun way to play.”The NBA’s top teams from their respective conferences put on quite an entertaining show. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “I was devastated for him and I’m happy to see he’s recovering well,” Kerr said. “Their recovery as a team without him has been amazing. Two losses to start the year and then they just took off.”TIP-INSCeltics: Second-year F Brown, who played collegiately at nearby Cal, scored 20 points. Durant hit a 3 from the top of the arc over Brown midway through the first quarter. … Boston shot just 32.9 percent in beating the Warriors last time, including 7 of 32 from deep, but made 14 of 27 3s on Saturday.Warriors: Curry has made at least five 3-pointers in five straight games, one off the NBA record. “I’m shooting 30 3s next game,” he cracked. … G Patrick McCaw missed his second straight game but said he is improving from a strained mid-back and hopes a few days before the next game will give him time to be ready. … Rookie F Jordan Bell missed his fourth straight game with left ankle inflammation. … C Damian Jones was recalled from the G League Santa Cruz Warriors, who will play their second ever game at Oracle on Sunday night against the Austin Spurs. So Jones could play again in Oakland on Sunday if sent down again.UP NEXTCeltics: At Denver on Monday to conclude a four-game road trip.Warriors: At Utah on Tuesday looking for a fourth straight road win in the series. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Boston Celtics’ Terry Rozier, right, and Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry chase the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — The “M-V-P!” chants reigned down, and Stephen Curry played every bit like one yet again. Mouthpiece dangling and shots dropping.He has had so many brilliant back-and-forths with Kyrie Irving in recent years, and this one will surely be added to that list among the best.ADVERTISEMENT Plenty familiar with Golden State from three straight Finals matchups with the Cavaliers, he hit his first seven shots with three 3-pointers while Jaylen Brown converted his first four field goals including two 3s. Boston built a 34-24 lead late in the opening quarter and stayed ahead by 10 going into the second.He didn’t miss his first shot until a driving floater 4:16 before halftime. Irving too appreciates the push from Curry.“Oh yeah. I’ve been going against him for the last seven years,” Irving said. “This special team that they have now, adding KD, you’ve seen how they’ve kind of transformed from the first year they won it to now being two-time champions. The bench, everyone. It’s always a high-level game.”Curry isn’t about to make a bold prediction about Finals time. He learned that lesson already.“I got in trouble last time,” Curry said, “if I was thinking about going back to Boston in the summer.”HAYWARD PROGRESSCoach Brad Stevens still doesn’t expect Gordon Hayward to play again for Boston this season as he recovers from a gruesome broken left ankle suffered early in his Celtics debut last October.Hayward hasn’t lost his shooting stroke as he rehabs.“He makes a lot of shots standing still. I mean a lot. He’s a heck of a stand-still shooter now,” Stevens said. “He’s really good in a chair too. Nothing new. We don’t anticipate him being back this season.”Kerr has been so impressed with the Celtics’ resiliency without the star guard. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Read Nextlast_img read more

Liverpool line-up WITHOUT Balotelli – Sterling as a false nine?Liverpool line-up WITHOUT Balotelli – Sterling as a false nine?

first_img Raheem Sterling could start as a ‘false nine’ for Liverpool Liverpool may be two matches into their return to the crème of European football, but for many the Champions League really starts tonight as the Redmen face a genuine continental heavyweight in the shape of reigning champions Real Madrid – live and exclusive on talkSPORT from 7pm.The build up to Wednesday’s unmissable clash however has not been whether the Merseysiders will be able to go toe-to-toe with European royalty, but whether their goal-shy Italian striker warrants a selection for their biggest match of the season thus far.Mario Balotelli’s brief Liverpool career reached its nadir at the weekend as the £16m summer signing laboured against the Premier League’s basement club Queens Park Rangers, once again failing to break his domestic duck for his new club.Although some point to his solitary goal against Ludogorets as proof that he is capable of finding the net, with Liverpool preparing for their sternest test, perhaps it’s time to give Balotelli the elbow.That seems to be the viewpoint of Kop legend Jamie Carragher who has called for Raheem Sterling to be installed as something of a ‘false nine’, arguing that with Liverpool likely to be on the back-foot for most of the game, they would be better served setting-up for the counter-attack, rather than trying to muscle Madrid around.With that in mind, we take a look at how Liverpool could line-up without Balotelli below: Sterling certainly has the pace to get in behind Madrid’s defence, but there is every chance that the England man could get lost in the game.Despite his myriad talents, the 19-year-old seems to work best when having someone more advance to link-up with, and although Adam Lallana and Philippe Countinho are talented enough to help create, there is a feeling that there is something lacking in this formation.However, as Carragher points out Sterling is more likely to press than Balotelli and for that reason alone there is every chance that he could offer more than his temperamental team-mate.Based on his impact from the bench at the weekend, Coutinho certainly warrants a start against Madrid, while there is no real reason why Lallana’s recent run in the team should end on Wednesday night.Liverpool fans, do you think Mario Balotelli should be dropped? Is Raheem Sterling experienced enough to play as a ‘false nine’? Comment below…Liverpool v Real Madrid is LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on talkSPORT from 7pm. Click here for coverage. 1 1last_img read more

MAN CHARGED WITH KNIFE ATTACK ON DONEGAL PENSIONERMAN CHARGED WITH KNIFE ATTACK ON DONEGAL PENSIONER

first_imgGarda forensic experts at the scene of the stabbing. Pic: North West News PixA MAN has appeared in court charged with the knife attack on pensioner Patrick McLoughlin which has left him fighting for his life in hospital.The 73-year-old was stabbed at his home on Convent Road in Carndonagh on Friday night last. Lee Mitchell, who is 33 and has an address at Windmill Park in Letterkenny, was also charged with a burglary at another address in Carndonagh on the same day when he appeared at a special sitting of Buncrana District Court today,He was charged with assault causing harm at Convent Road in Carndonagh.He was also charged with burglary of a house a Millbrae in the Inishowen town.There was no application for bail.Mitchell was remanded in custody to Castlerea Prison and will appear in court again at Harristown on Friday next. MAN CHARGED WITH KNIFE ATTACK ON DONEGAL PENSIONER was last modified: June 1st, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:buncranacardonaghcourtmanmclaughlinmitchellSTABBEDlast_img read more

RNLI CALLS ON DONEGAL PUBLIC TO GIVE IT SOME WELLY THIS MAYDAY!RNLI CALLS ON DONEGAL PUBLIC TO GIVE IT SOME WELLY THIS MAYDAY!

first_imgThe RNLI is calling on the public to join them in celebrating the lifesaving work of their volunteer crew in county Donegal by giving it some welly and supporting Mayday, the charity’s national fundraising campaign.The RNLI do trojan work around Donegal’s coastline.From Friday 1 until Monday 4 May, collections and fundraising events will be taking place in Donegal.The events will have a welly theme, in a nod to the yellow wellies worn by the RNLI’s volunteer crew members. The charity is encouraging people to show their support by donating, buying and wearing a yellow welly pin badge or by using the hashtag #YellowWelly on social media. You can also text RNLIMAYDAY to 50300 to donate €4* The yellow welly is an essential piece of RNLI crew kit and has become an iconic symbol for the lifesaving charity. Waterproof with steel-capped toes, the specially designed boots keep the volunteer crew’s feet warm and dry while also protecting them in dangerous conditions on deck.Brave lifeboat volunteers have responded to the Mayday calls of those in distress around Ireland’s 2,500km of coastline for over 190 years. Lifeboat crew members are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Many have full-time jobs, but each carries a pager and, when it goes off, they rush to the lifeboat station and launch the lifeboat to rescue those in danger.Last year Donegal lifeboats located in Bundoran, Lough Swilly and Arranmore launched 98 times and brought 99 people to safety. Supporting Mayday, Anton Kavanagh, Arranmore RNLI Coxswain said: ‘We are delighted to be involved with the RNLI’s Mayday campaign. I am one of 1,500 volunteers in Ireland who relies on the generosity of the public to help my lifeboat station to save lives at sea. From crew kit to training and fuel for our lifeboats, every cent raised this Mayday will help us to continue to rescue people every day.’The yellow welly pin badge will be on sale on the streets in Letterkenny, Donegal, Dungloe and Buncrana on Friday 1 May. Meanwhile, Bundoran RNLI will host its fourth annual Soapbox Race in the town on Sunday 31 May.Anthony Hiney, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager added: ‘Yellow wellies are an important piece of kit for our crew. They keep our lifesavers on sure footing during rescues and they are a symbol of the amazing work they do. So whether you donate, fundraise or volunteer, let’s give it some welly and do something extraordinary for the RNLI.’Last year, RNLI lifeboat crews from Ireland’s 45 lifeboat stations launched 1,089 times, rescuing 1,414 people.To donate and for ideas on how to get involved with Mayday visit www.rnli.org/MAYDAY. RNLI CALLS ON DONEGAL PUBLIC TO GIVE IT SOME WELLY THIS MAYDAY! was last modified: April 18th, 2015 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:donegalMaydayRNLIwellyslast_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: DONEGAL HOME CARE COMPANY LOOKING TO RECRUIT HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTSJOB VACANCIES: DONEGAL HOME CARE COMPANY LOOKING TO RECRUIT HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS

first_imgJOB VACANCY: BLUEBIRD CARE are looking to recruit a number of Healthcare Assistants to become part of their dynamic, innovative and hardworking staff.The position is for the Inishowen area of Donegal and applicants MUST have at least a FETAC LEVEL 5 in Healthcare.Experience is ALSO necessary for the vacant positions within Bluebird Care.If you’re interested in applying for this job then contact Bluebird Care immediately on 074-91-29562. Alternatively you can apply for an application form via e-mail donegal@bluebirdcare.ieALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED WITH STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.              JOB VACANCIES: DONEGAL HOME CARE COMPANY LOOKING TO RECRUIT HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS was last modified: May 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

Wakiso Giants sign Yasin MugabiWakiso Giants sign Yasin Mugabi

first_imgMugabi has been at Zambian side, Lusaka Dynamos (Photo by Agency)KAMPALA – Wakiso Giants finally capture the signature of Former Lusaka Dynamos Keeper Yasin Mugabi.Former Lusaka Dynamos 1st choice goalkeeper, Yasin Mugabi has put ink to paper on a 2 year deal at FUFA Big League side, Wakiso Giants Football Club.Mugabi has agreed terms after ending contract with the Zambian side (Lusaka) over payment issues.Mugabi formerly featured for The Saints, SC Villa, URA FC, KCCA FC, and Police FC before joining Dynamos with Colleague Yakubu Ramathan earlier this year.Yasin Mugabi now joins Cleo Ssentuba, Mansoor Mutumba as the goalkeepers at the Wakiso Giants.Wakiso Giants currently tops the Elgon group in the FUFA Big league side ahead of Light S.S and Kyetume FC, Kataka FC, Amuka Bright Stars, UPDF FC among othersComments Tags: FUFA Big League 2018/19Lusaka DynamosWakiso GiantsYasin Mugabilast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Eureka salmon back on the biteFishing the North Coast: Eureka salmon back on the bite

first_imgIt appears the lull is over. Salmon are once again on the bite out of Eureka – in pretty much the same location they’ve been all season. Table Bluff in 180 to 200 feet of water seems to be the one spot that’s consistently holding fish. A handful of sport boats were the first to capitalize fishing over the weekend on an ocean that was much nicer than forecasted. More boats, including a couple of the charter boats, joined the party on Monday and enjoyed some really good salmon fishing.The story …last_img read more

Planting still stalled for most of OhioPlanting still stalled for most of Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andy Rodefer, Preble Co.In the last two weeks we had about two days we could get in the fields. We got in and sprayed and spread some fertilizer. It was still touch and go because there were still some wet places. We have been getting just enough rain to keep us out. About every time it has rained we get about half an inch and it has been cool enough that it dries out pretty slow.I have one neighbor that did plant some corn a couple of weeks ago on some well-ditched fields. Nothing is up yet there and to my knowledge there is no one else around here who has planted anything. It is getting there but we need some warm weather coming in here again.There are definitely some fields in the area getting pretty green. We sprayed quite a bit last fall and ran our vertical till disk last fall. Where we did that the fields don’t look too bad yet, but the fields that have not been touched last fall or this spring are getting pretty green.This week is looking pretty good so far. We got .7 last Saturday and we are a couple days out before we can get back on for spraying or spreading fertilizer. If things hold together we might be able to get planting later in the week.We have planted in mid April before but it is usually not prime time until that first week of May or so. It looks like we might have a chance to do that if things shape up here.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

Geocaching Near the Top of the World – Finnish StyleGeocaching Near the Top of the World – Finnish Style

first_img SharePrint RelatedFinding friends at Belgium Mega-EventSeptember 17, 2019In “Community”13 Years Lisboa — Bryan Roth’s Trip to a Portugal Mega-EventJuly 23, 2013In “Community”What You’re Missing at a Mega-Event – The Brugse Beer IV Mega-Event VideoMay 13, 2014In “Française” This sign does not lieMega-Smiles at Latitude 61 in FinlandEditor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are  attending dozens of Mega-Events around the world, shaking hands, sharing stories of adventure, and of course, geocaching. Each person at Geocaching HQ brings their own unique talent to advancing the adventure. Some write code for the website, others design images for the apps, and some shoot videos explaining it all. Cindy or  Frau Potter works with geocaching community volunteers. This is her Mega-Event experience.Cindy a.k.a. Frau PotterAt Latitude 61, this time of year days are long and nights are short. With sunrise at 4:00am and sunset at 11:00pm, I found this left plenty of time for meeting geocachers at Mega Finland 2014 – Amazing Geocaching. In fact, more than 1,600 geocachers attended this event and I needed all that extra time to meet them all! My weekend began with a 3-hour train ride from Helsinki, Finland to the event location at Himos holiday resort near Jämsä, Finland. I arrived just in time to witness hundreds of geocachers helping to set up the geo-village, including erecting tents and preparing campfires. It was terrific to see all the collaboration. The event organizers (Gnutcha&Joorz) are veterans at hosting Mega-Events. This was the third and biggest, Mega-Event they organized. They were understandably proud of this free event. The Himos resort supplied the location, showers, toilets and water free of charge in return for the paying campers and cottage rentals. Gnutcha&Joorz said the official expenses for the event came in at about 60 Euros.Team Papan PoppooMega-Event Organizers Gnutcha&JoorzMy amazing team – Jarom, arnevela, tuulituuli and Gandal491The primary activity at the Mega-Event were two Adventure courses (one competitive and one leisure) and 10 fun Lab Caches. Geocachers were divided into teams to complete these courses. A highlight of my weekend was working with my team – Jarom, arnevela, tuulituuli and Gandal491 – on the course and Lab Caches. We had a lot of laughs together.My favorite stations were “Flaming Tower, “Robin Hood” and “Bingo”. The Flaming Tower required three geocachers – one to pump water, one to aim the spray at the target and one to grab the container as it floated to the top. What a great activity for such a hot day!Careful aim brings geocache container floating to the topRobin Hood looked like a modern practice for Hunger Games, except no one got hurt. And the Bingo activity was a creative Lab Cache that required you to get signatures from event volunteers who had completed certain geocaching accomplishments. The Bingo activity was a brilliant way to make sure participants talked with volunteers.Geocachers prepping for Hunger GamesGaldal491 signs for Bingo lab cacheQueue waiting to sign coffee event logbookIt was terrific to see why geocaching is so popular in Finland and to meet so many new friends. To my new Finnish geocaching friends, I say “Kiitos!”. Thanks for the adventure!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more