New York Knicks end 6-game skid, stun Boston Celtics

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Dirk Nowitzki eyes December for start of 21st season with Mavs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 22 points and 13 assists, Marcus Morris had 21 points, and Al Horford and Gordon Hayward each added 19 points. It was a season-high third straight loss for Boston, which slipped to 9-9.Boston cut its deficit to 110-106 on a 3-pointer by Hayward, but Burke hit a jumper with 50 seconds to play. Burke added a 3-pointer to make it 115-109 with 12 seconds left.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 ChrissMitchell Robinson’s basket with just under five minutes to play pushed New York ahead 103-87 and sent a good number of fans to the exits, and some voiced their displeasure before leaving by booing.Leading by 16 at the half, the Knicks had their lead cut to 10 four times in the third quarter, but Boston was unable to reduce it to single digits. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil STAYING THE SAMEFizdale decided to use the same starting lineup as Tuesday night, because his team “got off to a good start” despite a loss to Portland at Madison Square Garden.New York got off to a quick start again Wednesday, opening a 25-14 lead late in the opening quarter.GOTTA GOBoston coach Brad Stevens was asked about the play of two of his players before the game and turned it into how his team needs to improve and play more consistently.“It’s not about what you do on one day right now,” said. “It’s about how can you piece things together and go and go and go and go. As a team, that’s what we’re all searching for.”UP NEXTKnicks: Host the Pelicans on Friday. They lost in the only meeting between the teams this season, in New Orleans on Nov. 16.Celtics: At the Hawks on Friday, the first of a three-game road trip. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew New York Knicks’ Trey Burke (23) makes a move against Boston Celtics’ Terry Rozier, right, during the first half on an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Trey Burke scored 29 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 and the New York Knicks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 117-109 victory over the surprisingly inconsistent Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.Noah Vonleh had 16 points and Enes Kanter finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for New York, which won for the fifth time in 19 games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Celtics, pegged as one of the Eastern Conference favorites, started hearing boos from the home crowd midway into the second quarter and the boos became louder when they fell behind by 20 points, 46-26.New York built its lead to 57-31 on Kanter’s reverse layup before heading to the locker room with a 65-49 edge at halftime.TIP-INSKnicks: Coach David Fizdale started Emmanuel Mudlay and Hardaway Jr. in the backcourt, saying: “They’re starting to play with some good chemistry. I’m happy with the pace.” . They shot 65 percent (15 of 23) in the second quarter.Celtics: Horford started after he was listed as probable because of a sore left knee. He went to the locker room briefly in the second quarter. . Boston missed its initial 10 3-point attempts and 14 of its first 15.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

4 in custody as Police investigate suspected murder

first_imgOver 3 years later Four persons have been arrested as Police continue to probe the disappearance of a 75-year-old man of Rose Hall Town, Corentyne Berbice which occurred over three years ago.New evidence which has surfaced suggests that the man might have been murdered by a close relative for his valuables.The missing man, Percy Johnson, also called ‘Crook’, operated a ‘chick-chick’ board at the time of his disappearance. He had last been seen on April 13, 2015 at his home at Lot 36 ‘B’ Sir David Rose Street, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne Berbice.Johnson lived on the upper flat, while one of his grandsons lived with his wife in the lower flat of the same house. On Wednesday, during an altercation between the grandson and his wife, neighbours overheard the woman shouting to her husband, saying that she would not allow him to kill her and dispose of her body like he did with his grandfather.When family members learnt of the argument and what was said, they contacted the Police, who have since arrested the couple.Meanwhile, another one of the missing man’s grandsons also provided additional information to the Police. He and a friend of the couple, along with a taxi driver, were also taken into custody.Investigators in 2015 has told this publication that when they visited the Rose Hall Town house, they discovered evidence of forced entry.Back in 2015, the body of an unidentified man was discovered at the Hampshire Cemetery. At the time the man’s body was clad in brown Timberland boots. A short distance away, a black mountain bicycle was discovered.The man was never identified, and the body was buried months later.One of the grandsons had said back then that his grandfather had brown Timberland boots and used a black mountain bike.The investigation continues. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Walker winner allows City to celebrate decade of Abu Dhabi glory

first_img0Shares0000Match winner: Kyle Walker’s first goal for three years gave Manchester City a 2-1 win over Newcastle© AFP Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 1 – England right-back Kyle Walker’s first goal for almost three years ensured Manchester City celebrated a 2-1 victory over Newcastle on the 10th anniversary of the club’s takeover by Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour.In his 52nd appearance for the club, Walker netted for the first time in spectacular style by driving a low shot in the corner from 25 yards early in the second half. It was a goal worthy of winning any game, but this was a laboured performance from Pep Guardiola’s side, despite taking the lead through Raheem Sterling in the eighth minute.Newcastle proved durable opponents, and equalised after half-an-hour, with DeAndre Yedlin making amends for his own goal that handed Chelsea victory last weekend.Walker, though, ensured a day of celebration for City ended on a high as they marked the anniversary of a takeover that has led to a decade of spending and unprecedented success in their history.City have been transformed from Premier League also-rans to serial winners during that time, finishing top of the table last season with a record of 100 points.Guardiola’s side started this season as favourites to retain the title. Yet it has not been an entirely straightforward start, with last season’s player of the year Kevin de Bruyne suffering a long-term knee injury and City dropping points in a 1-1 draw at Wolves last weekend.The issue of Leroy Sane’s attitude will not go away either. Last season’s PFA Young Player if the Year has failed to impress Guardiola in training of late and the City manager decided to leave Sane out of his squad all together on Saturday.At first, it appeared as if he would not be missed. Sterling, the man selected in the left-sided attacking role that Sane filled last season, marked his 100th Premier League appearance by opening the scoring.The goal came after Jamaal Lascelles played an awful pass out from the edge of his own penalty area, enabling Benjamin Mendy to intercept and feed a pass left to Sterling, who cut inside and drilled a shot into the far corner.City could have extended that lead. Sergio Aguero ripped a shot just wide from the edge of the penalty area, while an unmarked Gabriel Jesus headed straight at goalkeeper Martin Dubravka after David Silva’s free-kick glanced off Paul Dummett’s head.Newcastle hung in there, however, and equalised on the half-hour mark with a well-worked goal. Salomon Rondon found space down the left as he took on Kenedy’s pass, before crossing low for Yedlin to slot in his first Premier League goal.City were shaken by that equaliser, and were still labouring to find a way back in front when they came up with a goal from nowhere seven minutes into the second half.Newcastle looked to be comfortable as the home side played their way across the face of the penalty area. Then Walker, from Aguero’s run, received the ball 25 yards out, was not closed down and cut a low shot into the bottom corner.By now, the visitors were showing signs of tiredness. Aguero, in space on the break, produced a cross from which Fernandinho and then David Silva, twice, were denied by brilliant Dubravka blocks to keep the score down to 2-1.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Injured Bendtner in race to be fit for World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Nicklas Bendtner came off the bench to play the last 18 minutes in Denmark’s last match, a friendly win over Panama, in March © Scanpix/AFP/File / Liselotte SabroeSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 28 – Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner has been warned he will not be going to the World Cup in Russia if he fails to recover in time from a thigh injury suffered while playing for Rosenborg in the Norwegian league.Bendtner limped off with a thigh injury on Sunday and on Monday was warned by Denmark coach Age Hareide that only fit players would be travelling to the finals. “If a player is injured at the moment we leave for the World Cup, he’s not coming to Russia,” Hareide told a press conference.“He (Bendtner) is being examined,” Hareide said. “It’s never good to fight the clock. We do not have much time.”Bendtner hobbled off the pitch in in tears with 20 minutes remaining as Rosenborg lost to Brann.The 30-year-old former Arsenal, Juventus and Wolfsburg player has appeared 79 times for his country since making his debut at the age of 18 in 2006.Bendtner has scored 30 goals for the Danes, including one at their last World Cup appearance, in 2010.Denmark play warm-up games against Sweden in Stockholm on June 2 and Mexico in Copenhagen on June 9.Featured in Group C, Denmark kick off their campaign against Peru on June 16, then face Australia and France.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal close to capturing Real’s Ceballos on loan: reports

first_img0Shares0000Dani Ceballos was one of the stars as Spain beat Germany in the European U-21 final © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAMADRID, Spain, Jul 16 – Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is close to joining Arsenal on a season-long loan, Spanish media reported on Tuesday.Newspaper Marca said the 22-year-old would head to north London “without an option to buy”, and the Gunners “would be responsible for 100% of the player’s salary, which is about three million euros ($3.36 million).” Ceballos has also been linked with AC Milan and Arsenal’s local rivals Tottenham, who reportedly want to buy him.Marca said Unai Emery’s side are awaiting a final decision from Real.Ceballos was voted the player of 2017 European U-21 championship and was picked on the team of the tournament at this year’s edition which Spain won.“He understands that he will have limited opportunities under Zinedine Zidane,” wrote Spanish sports daily Marca.Another Spanish sports newspaper, AS, wrote: “Madrid need to trim the fat from a bloated squad and are looking to shift at least five players before the season starts.”Both papers reported Ceballos, who started his career at Sevilla, likes the idea of playing in London and was swayed by the interest shown by Gunners boss Emery, who managed Sevilla after the player had joined local rivals Betis.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Spurs to beat Liverpool to £20m-rated Argentina international?

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly eyeing Benfica’s £20m-rated Argentine winger, Eduardo Salvio.The former Southampton boss sent scouts to Portugal on the weekend to compile a dossier on the 24-year-old after a series of eye-catching performances.Pochettino is thought to be keen to freshen up his attacking options in wide areas this summer and ex-Atletico Madrid man Salvio has emerged as a potential target.Is Salvio what Spurs need to catapult them into the top four? talkSPORT takes a look…Eduardo SalvioDate of birth: 13 July 1990 (age 24)Born: Avellaneda, ArgentinaClub: BenficaHonours: Europa League (2010, 2012), Primeira Liga (2014), Portuguese Cup (2014), Portuguese League Cup (2011, 2014)Salvio is a pacy and tricky winger who operates down the right-hand side. He is predominantly right-footed, but adept at cutting inside on to his left foot.The 24-year-old, who has won five caps for Argentina, first moved to Europe in January 2010 joining Atletico Madrid for around £7.5m from Lanus.The Argentine moved to Benfica in 2012 – after a previous loan spell with the Portuguese club – for £10m and has developed into one of Europe’s most sought-after wide men.What’s the latest?Liverpool are reportedly interested in bringing the Argentine to Anfield in the summer. The Reds signed Lazar Markovic from Benfica last season and Brendan Rodgers is thought to be a fan of Salvio.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is a notoriously hard negotiator and will likely only spend such a sum of money if Spurs recoup funds from transfers away from White Hart Lane first – Etienne Capoue, Younes Kaboul and Emmanuel Adebayor to name a few.Morever, at present, any English club will have to apply for a work permit to secure Salvio and that would require a change in the law.Currently, players arriving from outside the EU must meet strict criteria based on international appearances, and the winger has only played a handful of times for Argentina.However, FA Chairman Greg Dyke is keen to see the rules change allowing a player with a value over £10m to be given a work permit, thus potential suitors should not be deterred.Did you know?Salvio has scored eight goals in 24 appearances in all competitions this season.See highlights of Salvio below:Spurs fans, do you think the club needs a wide man and should Mauricio Pochettino make a move for Eduardo Salvio? Comment below… 1 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly eyeing Benfica’s £20m-rated Argentine winger Eduardo Salvio. last_img read more

ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC DIARY

first_imgFINN VALLEY SUCCESSFULLY HIT 11 OUT OF 14 IN DERRYThe headline is explained as follows Finn Valley AC entered 14 teams in National intermediate, Masters and underage development age group champs in Derry and returned 11 medal squad performances each important in different ways but to the recipients of medals a positive.The club are in a strong place just now. This was cross country –  next weekend 70 underage athletes take in the Ulster indoor champs in Magherafelt while others are heading South to Athlone for National junior,under 23 and Masters indoor. It has to be outlined before the variations of a long day in Derry are outlined that all of this is down to clear leadership ,coach committment,support and that was there in abundance in the city of Derry and then the response and there was plenty of evidence of that.Donegal has a remarkable record at masters x country level in the last 15 years that has had Finn Valley and Letterkeny win the team award and the county squad here of Ciaran Doherty 8th ,John Harkin ,Ivan Toner and Valley trio Martin Irwin,Kevin Holian ,Tom Thompson and garnered the silver ,Valley 5th team and 1st team O 50 led by James Mc Mahon with Pat Hegarty ,Mark Connolly and Drew Doherty scoring.We have followed the Finn Valley women squads through Europe in the nineties and felt a great pride as on 2 occassions from 13 starts they were 6th in European champions cup best team performance from a Donegal squad in this sport ever at an elite level while today names from the era Catriona Devine 6th,Kay Byrne 14th joined with Buncrana athlete Evelyn Mc Ginley 12 and Noleen Porter to win Womens inter Co Masters with Valley just in behind Mullingar in club battle with Mayo 3rd ,Miriam Bonner completing the scoring . The competiveness of all was exemplary .In the O 50 team gold for Valley and Donegal the names for the history books Noreen Noreen Bonner ,Gloria Devenney,Marie Therese Speight and Mary Bond of course category awards came addditionally .Inter men okay St Johns from Clare were always to the fore but the battle behind for silver went to the wire and yes u have guessed it Valley got up there led by a really notable run from Gerard Gallagher 7th,James Speight ,Paul Leck on his shoulder and St Johnstone man Dean Toland . The story from the intermediate county women bronze with 3 Valley scorers Catherine Dooher,Maeve Culhane and Charmaine O Brien . Before leaving the adult competition must remark on team spirit and support . You gotta be proud if you are in this space with these people just now as multiples of county ,Ulster and National titles have beeen amassed in recent months but but it has to go to another level in the next 12 months .A word of congrats to Chris Johnson ,Lac , a clear winner of the inter men only the 3rd ever from this area . Before Sunday only the Finn Valley pair namely Kevin Gill in 1976 in Navan and 1999 Mark Morgan in Scotstown acheived this . Add congrats to Dooish N S schoolteacher 3rd inter women a courageous run.An abundance of team and individual medals for the underage groups from club —gold for u-11 boys ,u-17 girls and silver u-13 girls u-11 girls,u-15 boys and girls and u-17 boys . . Individuals that hit top 3 were Daniella Jansen a clear winner,Oisin Toye ,Amy Boyle Carr but they will acknowledge the overall effort . An enjoyable day in the grounds of Gransha , Derry hosted admirably by City Of Derry acOne could go on and on re the emotion of this day but we will leave it for now by saying thanks for a memorable effort all . Finally a reminder to pre enter finnvalley1@gmail.com for Sunday week race 1 in Spring Series 11 amSympathy is extended to the Mc Connell family on the death of Vincent suddenly on Sunday morning . He was a regular attender at athletics some years ago normally always in the company of his father in law Anthony Gillespie RIP . where his young family at that time competed throughout Ireland . Currently his daughter Roisin coachs and Margaret Mc Connell and her daughter are regularly at training . May he rest in peace. ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC DIARY was last modified: February 4th, 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)Tags:ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC DIARYlast_img read more

Liverpool and Everton handed huge transfer boost with club statement

first_img TOP WORK Barcelona defender Yerry Mina was a big hit at the World Cup with Colombia. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 moving on LIVING THE DREAM It’s unlikely to go down well with Mina and could improve the negotiating positions of Liverpool and Everton as they attempt to get more value for money in any potential transfer. IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The part of the Barcelona statement which appears to omit Yerry Mina. RANKED Liverpool and Everton have been handed a shock boost in their bids to sign Barcelona defender Yerry Mina.Both Merseyside clubs have been linked with moves for the centre-back this summer, while Turkish giants Fenerbahce are also in the race. The Spanish giants signing Clement Lenglet, triggering his £31.7million release clause, have buoyed them all.But, additionally, in their statement confirming the signing, Barca left the Colombian World Cup star out when listing their current centre-backs.center_img REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Latest Transfer News three-way race Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets 2last_img read more

Agriculture Minister called before Oireachtas Committee to explain GLAS delays

first_imgFianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has received agreement from the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture to invite Minister Michael Creed to appear before members to explain serious payment delays in the GLAS scheme.The latest figures suggest that around 7,800 farmers are still waiting on advance payments, almost two months after they were due.Deputy McConalogue commented: “For the second year in a row we have farmers facing serious cash flow problems as a result of the Minister’s and the Department’s failure to roll out these advance payments on time. “Unfortunately the lessons of last year have been ignored and now we have a case of history repeating itself and farmers are once again waiting months for payments that were due to be paid out before the end of last year.“Minister Creed is completely out of touch with the challenges facing small family farmers.“GLAS payments average around €4,000 – that’s a substantial amount of money, which is usually budgeted for. When the payments are not made on time, as is the case again this year, farmers are left with serious cash flow problems.“How can the Minister stand over this dysfunction for another year? These ongoing delays are a clear breach of the Farmers Charter Payment, which was agreed between the Department and farming organisations up to 2020.“Under this charter, it was agreed that up to 75% of GLAS payments would commence the third week of October, with the balancing payment in mid-December. Despite this, there are thousands of farmers across the country who are still waiting for these payments at the end of January. “I want Minister Creed to explain to the members of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee the reason for these continued delays and what mechanisms are being put in place to ensure prompt payment.“This deliberate breach of the Charter cannot be defended – it’s an insult to hardworking farmers and displays an arrogance on the part of government.“These payments need to be made now”.Agriculture Minister called before Oireachtas Committee to explain GLAS delays was last modified: January 31st, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charlie mc conalogueGLAS paymentsmichael creedlast_img read more

49ers’ Dee Ford shocks Florida teen with a touching gift

first_imgDee Ford likes to use music to help clear his mind. The day before he was set to test his injured hamstring at 49ers practice in Florida, he decided to stop into a nearby music store in Bradenton.Adam Birmingham, a local high school senior with big musical dreams, was also there Tuesday. That was hardly unusual. Birmingham has been at the Bradenton Guitar Center store nearly every day for months, admiring and even playing a guitar that’s beyond his means, and otherwise out of reach.What …last_img read more