Back in Finals

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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We need to rest,” Austria said Saturday night after a hard-fought 100-94 decision of Barangay Ginebra at jam-packed Cuneta Astrodome that put his Beermen in the Philippine Cup Finals for the fourth straight year and do something never been done before—win the league’s premier crown a fourth straight time.“In the past five games, my starters have been playing at least 38 minutes. They deserve a rest,” he added after overextending the league’s most talented core led by reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd while his players get to cool their heels with the determination of a title series foe at least four days away, Austria will not be doing the same.“We (he and members of the coaching staff) need to plan,” he explained as NLEX and Magnolia break a 2-2 tie Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. “It’s tough trying to pick an opponent [for the Finals] because they (Road Warriors and Hotshots) both deserve to be there. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism F2 Logistics works on Perez wish “I knew right from the start that this would be a very tough game,” Austria said. “Ginebra played really hard.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “What we have now is the luxury to prepare, being the first finalist,” he went on. “We have the chance to watch their [remaining] games.”Fajardo scored 25 points, Marcio Lassiter added 23 and three others tossed in 11 or more for the Beermen, who battled the Gin Kings to 17 lead changes and six deadlocks before prevailing in a thrilling endgame for a 4-1 win in the best-of-seven series.Japeth Aguilar played his guts out on the way to 32 points and Scottie Thompson churned out his second career triple double with 10 points, 16 rebounds and 16 assists.It really took total team effort for the Beermen to dispatch the Kings, who played the entire series minus the 7-foot Greg Slaughter.Ginebra did bungle an early 12-point lead, but came roaring back from as many as 11 points down early in the second half to keep their shot at stealing the game in the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Now with a shot at rewriting the history books of the PBA after getting an enemy that refused to die out of the way, San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria’s first thought was understandable enough.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Lee enjoys can’t-miss challenge

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first_imgRudy Gay of Memphis and Utah’s Paul Millsap each scored 22 points for the rookies, who never led and trailed by as many as 43 points. Lee scored the first four points, and the game really wasn’t close after that. Houston’s Luther Head gave the sophomores a 26-15 lead with a 3-pointer with 13:31 left in the half, and the rookies never got within single digits again. The rookies looked helpless later in the half, when Ellis had five alley-oop dunks in a span of less than 3 minutes, pushing the lead to 31 points on his final one. The second-year players shot 78 percent (35 for 45) in the first half, with Paul recording 11 assists in 11 minutes off the bench. Ellis was 7 for 7 in the half. Lee had five more field goals in the first five minutes of the second half, and the lead ballooned to 40 on Raymond Felton’s 3-pointer a few minutes later. Monta Ellis of Golden State scored 28 points on a number of dunks as the sophomores set a game scoring record, surpassing the 142 points they scored in 2004. They shot 74.7 percent (68 of 91) and have won the past five games. Lee, who leads the NBA in field-goal percentage at 61.2 percent, was voted the game’s MVP. Chris Paul, the reigning Rookie of the Year, had 16 points, 17 assists and nine steals. LAS VEGAS – The NBA’s leading shooter had a field day in a game with no defense. New York forward David Lee was 14 for 14 from the field and scored 30 points, leading the sophomores to a 155-114 victory over the rookies Friday night in the rookie challenge. center_img Ellis was 13 of 16 from the floor. Utah’s Deron Williams scored 19 points and Felton had 17. Adam Morrison finished with 16 points for the rookies. Andrea Bargnani, the No. 1 overall pick, had 12 points. The game was sponsored by T-Mobile, which teamed with the NBA to host more than 6,000 area students in the lower section of the arena. No offense to the Golden State Warriors, but as far as Jason Kidd was concerned, as a kid growing up in San Francisco, the Lakers were the only basketball team worth watching. “I was 12, 13 years old. It was right in that Showtime Era,” Kidd said. “Magic Johnson was my favorite player. I thought about wearing No. 32 and taking his spot. The unfortunate thing is that I didn’t grow up to be 6-9.” With Kidd’s New Jersey Nets struggling to a 25-29 record as next week’s trading deadline approaches, Kidd’s name has begun popping up in trade rumors, most recently in connection with the Lakers. Asked about the possibility of being traded to his favorite childhood team, Kidd said, “With the history of the Lakers, you definitely can’t be disappointed. Just the tradition, what they have as a franchise, you’re not going to say you would be disappointed. “There’s a lot of stuff that’s going on. In this league, you’ve always got one bag packed. I learned that real fast. With the Lakers, or whoever it may be, if you get that call, you have to go. Right now, my job is to try to get us into the playoffs.” Washington Wizards’ point guard Gilbert Arenas is making a run for the Magic Johnson Award that’s presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the most media friendly NBA player. The award normally goes to good-guy types like Seattle’s Ray Allen or the Clippers’ Elton Brand. But for entertainment value, there’s no one out there like Arenas. “People like entertainment. Nobody wants to hear the same thing, no one wants coffee and cream every day, you got to spike it up a little bit,” Arenas joked. “Ten, 15 years from now, I’m going to be out of the league, no one is going to care about what I say. I might as well just have fun with it now. I may say some stupid stuff, but it’s going to be funny. I’m a funny guy.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

How the EPL’s top six stand after transfer window

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first_imgManchester CityAfter sweeping to the title with a record 100 points and more wins and goals than any previous team in the Premier League era, it was tough for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to improve his stylish side.Guardiola opted for only one significant new recruit, landing Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester in a £60 million swoop.Mahrez bolsters City’s already impressive array of attacking talent and, while Guardiola missed out on Italy midfielder Jorginho, who instead joined Chelsea, the champions’ combination of youthful swagger and world-class talent still makes them favourites to reign supreme again at the end of the season.Manchester UnitedIt hasn’t been the pre-season or transfer window that Mourinho was hoping for © AFP/File / Christof STACHEJose Mourinho made an early splash as he spent £52 million on Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil midfielder Fred and a further £19 million on Porto defender Diogo Dalot, but the Manchester United manager was still underwhelmed by his club’s business.Mourinho spent much of United’s pre-season tour of the United States grumbling about the lack of depth in his squad and reportedly feuding with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over failed approaches for defenders Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina and Toby Alderweireld.After finishing second last season — 19 points behind City — United look no closer to bridging the gap to their hated rivals.TottenhamMauricio Pochettino had challenged his club to be “brave and take risks” when asked what Tottenham needed to do to improve their squad following their third-place finish last season.Fast forward three months and the north Londoners are under-fire from their fans after failing to make a single signing.Pochettino is adamant Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity isn’t a problem because it was just as important to hold onto the club’s key players.Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-min and Kieran Trippier have all signed new contracts since May.“I am not worried, I am not sad, I am so happy. To keep our best players was our objective and we have achieved that,” Pochettino said.LiverpoolLiverpool fans will be delighted with the arrival of goalkeeper Alisson Becker © AFP/File / Paul FAITHDetermined to build on a fine season that saw his team finish as Champions League runners-up and take fourth place in the Premier League, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp embarked on a £160-million spending spree.Klopp landed Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker for £66 million and paid £52 million for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.Not content with those eye-catching deals, Klopp added midfielder Fabinho from Monaco for £39 million and landed Stoke playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri in an £18-million move.Having knocked City out of the Champions League last season, while also beating them in domestic action, Liverpool are expected to mount a strong challenge for the title as they look to end their 29-year wait to be crowned kings of English football.ChelseaHired to replace the sacked Antonio Conte, Blues manager Maurizio Sarri insists he is happy to leave the wheeling and dealing to Chelsea’s hierarchy — a stark contrast to his predecessor’s constant complaints about transfers.Jorginho was Chelsea’s first close-season signing as the Italy midfielder followed Sarri from Napoli in a £57-million deal.Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was allowed to join Real Madrid to be closer to his children, with Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic moving to Chelsea on a season-long loan as part of the deal.The £31-million fee for Courtois was immediately reinvested in Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga, who arrived from Athletic Bilbao for £72.1 million — a world record for a keeper.Crucially, Chelsea have so far staved off interest from Real and Barcelona in Eden Hazard and Willian.ArsenalNew Arsenal manager Unai Emery has won eight major trophies in his last five seasons © AFP/File / Roslan RAHMANHeralding the start of a new era at Arsenal following Arsene Wenger’s departure last season, Gunners manager Unai Emery has been given a host of new faces in a bid to end his club’s decline.Wenger’s 22-year reign ended with a wretched sixth-place finish and a second successive season without Champions League action has had a profound effect on Arsenal’s recruitment, with star names now hard to come by.Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Emery appears willing to let chief scout Sven Mislintat, director of football Raul Sanllehi and chief executive Ivan Gazidis call the transfer shots and that trio have made a series of cut-price deals for Matteo Guendouzi, Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Last season’s runaway champions Man City added former Premier League winner Riyad Mahrez to their already-impressive squad © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – With the Premier League’s transfer window closing on Thursday, the top title contenders have completed their squad building until January.Here AFP Sport looks at how the division’s elite teams fared in the transfer market and what their prospects are for the coming season:last_img read more

West Brom decide not to appeal bizarre McAuley red card

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first_img1 Gareth McAuley West Brom will not appeal Gareth McAuley’s red card against Manchester City – with the suspension set to be handed to Craig Dawson instead, Press Association Sport understands.Baggies defender McAuley was dismissed in the second minute of Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Manchester City in a case of mistaken identity.The Northern Ireland international saw red for a foul on Wilfried Bony, despite Dawson having committed the offence.Referee Neil Swarbrick apologised for his mistake afterwards, via a statement from the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd.The Baggies are believed to be wary of a frivolous appeal, despite Swarbrick’s mix-up, with Dawson now expected to be given the one-match ban.He is set to miss the visit of QPR in the Premier League on April 4, after the international break.last_img read more

West Ham news: Reece Oxford joins Borussia Monchengladbach on loan for season

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first_img1 Reece Oxford is to spend the coming season on loan with Borussia Monchengladbach from West Ham.The 18-year-old, who can play in both defence and midfield, joins the Bundesliga club on July 1, having spent the second half of 2016/17 in the Championship with Reading. “We believe Reece has a very exciting and successful future here at West Ham, and he now needs regular first team football to ensure his progress continues,” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic told the club’s official website.“He will play in a league which is very technical, which can only help him immensely, and he will also learn a new culture and gain valuable life experience.”It has also been confirmed that goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel and defender Stephen Hendrie have left the club at the conclusion of their contracts. The 18-year-old will join the Bundesliga club on July 1 last_img read more

Car wash worker who stole woman’s wedding ring escapes jail

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first_imgA man who stole the wedding ring and engagement ring of a woman whose car he was cleaning has escaped going to jail.Claudia Lacatas, aged, 21, stole the rings from the car of Julia Harvey while working at a carwash in Milford. Lacatas appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with the theft of the rings worth more than €1,100.The court heard how Mrs Harvey attended the car wash in January 15th last.That evening she noticed that her rings were missing from a glove compartment she had stored them in.Her husband Anthony Harvey arrived at the carwash the following day, January 16th and called the Gardai.The Gardai arrived and Lacatas admitted stealing the rings.Gardai brought him to his home at Fortwell Court in Letterkenny and the rings were recovered.Solicitor for Lacatas, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client had no explanation for why he stole the rings.However, he said it was a very unwelcome development on behalf of his employer as there was a level of trust in people leaving heir cars in for washing.He added that it was also a crime against his community because of the publicity which it brought.Judge Paul Kelly, in hearing that Lacatas had no previous convictions, applied the Probation Act and bound the accused to the peace for 12 months.Car wash worker who stole woman’s wedding ring escapes jail was last modified: February 21st, 2017 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:carwashdonegalMilfordringsstolelast_img read more

GAA: NOTAÍ CLG GAOTH DOBHAIR

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first_imgNOTAÍ CLG GAOTH DOBHAIR Tiontú an chéad fhód Beidh Pádraig Ó Baoill, an ball is sine in san fhóchumann, ag tiontú an chéad fhód ar an pháirc nua Dé Sathairn 11 Meitheamh ag 2.00in. le tús a chur le forbairt na páirce. Tá fáilte roimh an phobail uilig a bheith i láthair ag an ócáid seo.Comhghairdeas le Brídín Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, a bhí ag déanamh ionadaíocht do CLG Ghaoth Dobhair, a bhain an chailín gaelach ag comórtas Peil na Gealtachta. Comhghairdeas fosta le foireann Naomh Muire agus le foireann Cloich Cheann Fhaola. Maith sibh uilig.Bord na nÓgTorthaí Faoi 10 Go GamesBaile n nGallóglach A 0-07 Gaoth Dobhair A 0-09Baile na nGallóglach B 0-02 Gaoth Dobhair B 0-11Faoi 1230ú BealtaineGaoth Dobhair A 4-11 Na Dúnaibh A 1-01 Gaoth Dobhair B 6-05 Na Dúnaibh B 2-053ú MeitheamhGaoth Dobhair A 5-09  Baile na nGallóglach A 2-07Gaoth Dobhair B 3-04 Baile na nGallóglach B 1-03 Faoi 14 Sraith Roinn 1Gaoth Dobhair A 0-05 Naomh Ádhamhnáin A 1-10Faoi 14 sraith Roinn 2Gaoth Dobhair B 4-12 An Tearmann 5-05Cluichí na seachtaine.Faoi 1213/6 Glean Súilí v Gaoth Dobhair20/06 Naomh Mícheál v Gaoth Dobhair.Faoi 14 Sraith Roinn 18/6 Gaeil Fhánaida V Gaoth Dobhair A15/06 Seán Mac Cumhaill V Gaoth DobhairFaoin 14 sraith Roinn 28/06 Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn v Gaoth Dobhair B15/06 Gaoth Dobhair B v na DúnaibhCampa Samhraidh, Bord na nÓg, 11-15ú Iúil 2011Beidh an campa ar siúl ó 11-15ú Iúil do pháistí ó 6 bliana suas. Beidh foirm iarratais ar fáil ag traenáil faoi aois agus fríd na scoileanna gan mhoill. Caithfidh do foirm iarratais a bheith istigh roimh 1ú Iúil 2011.GAA: NOTAÍ CLG GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: June 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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:gaa gaoth dobhairweekly noteslast_img read more

DONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CARE INCREASE MOTIV8ION FOR LK FITNESS CONTESTANTS

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first_imgThe Motiv8 LK contestants were given an early morning wake-up call during the week as Betty Holmes from Donegal Action for Cancer Care called in to wish the group well and outline the benefit to the charity of this awareness and fundraising drive.Motiv8 LK contestants will have sponsored cards to help raise finance for Donegal Action for Cancer Care with additional fundraising activities to be confirmed in the coming weeks. John Watson of Watson Hire also shed some light on how he’s finding the training so far. John told us that ‘I hadn’t run in 10 years, am feeling fitter and healthier and just loves the 6am starts!’Training continues for the contestants and members of the public with a running session on Friday morning at 6.30am.A full timetable is available to download through www.motiv8fitness.eu/uploads/Summer_2012_Timetable.pdf. A new ‘Best Trainer of the Week’ award will be announced from next week as the competition intensifies!For more information on The Motiv8 LK Challenge and DACC see www.motiv8fitness.eu or www.facebook.com/motiv8lk DONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CARE INCREASE MOTIV8ION FOR LK FITNESS CONTESTANTS was last modified: May 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: McSTAY OPTS FOR KERRY BUT BROLLY STICKS WITH JIM!

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first_imgDonegal may be favourites for next Sunday’s All-Ireland final but not all the pundits are seeing it that way.Joe Brolly shocks nobody by going for Donegal in the All-Ireland final.Highly-respected pundit and RTE analyst Kevin McStay has opted for Kerry at Croker.The man many believe could be the next Mayo manager said he thinks Kerry will win by perhaps two points but they will certainly win. McStay puts his cards on the table in a preview of the big game on the Sunday Game last night.Presenter Des Cahill asked McStay and fellow panelist Joe Brolly to pick a winner.And predictably, after swooning over Jim McGuinness and the Donegal team for fifteen minutes, the Derry man went for Donegal.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: McSTAY OPTS FOR KERRY BUT BROLLY STICKS WITH JIM! was last modified: September 15th, 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:donegalJOE BROLLYKerryKevin McStaylast_img read more

New Circuit Court Judge appointed for Donegal

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first_imgA new Circuit Court Judge has been appointed to County Donegal to take over from the recently-retired Judge John O’Hagan.Judge John Aylmer is no stranger to the county as he has provided relief cover for the region for Judge O’Hagan many times in recent years. His first sittings will take place during the next circuit court sittings in October.Judge Aylmer will look after four counties in the Northern Circuit Court area including Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim and Monaghan.Seen as a ‘no-nonsense’ Judge, he ordered summons to be sent to a number of people who did not turn up for jury duty during a circuit court sitting in Letterkenny last year.New Circuit Court Judge appointed for Donegal was last modified: September 20th, 2017 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:AppointmentdonegalJudge John Aylmerlast_img read more