Butler ties season high with 26, Wolves beat Magic

first_imgMinnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, left, eyes the basket as Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic of Montenegro defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—Jimmy Butler tied a season high with 26 points, Taj Gibson scored a season-high 24, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Orlando Magic 124-118 on Wednesday night.Jeff Teague had 22 points and 11 assists, and Andrew Wiggins added 20 points as all five starters scored in double figures to help the Timberwolves end a two-game slide.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Butler has scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games and seven overall this season.He had 16 points in the first half, and added seven in the first 4:36 of the second half to give Minnesota an 84-71 lead.Wiggins had seven points as Minnesota finished the third quarter on a 14-0 run for a 106-80 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Westbrook’s 34 points lead Thunder past Warriors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double, which tied DeMarcus Cousins for the league lead.Aaron Gordon scored 26 points and added nine rebounds for the Magic, who have lost six straight. Terrence Ross scored a season-high 22 points, Evan Fournier had 19 and Nikola Vucevic finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneOrlando was outscored 41-18 in the third quarter to fall behind by 26. However, the Magic started the fourth quarter on a 19-1 run to get within eight.Butler made Minnesota’s first basket of the quarter, a 3-pointer midway through the period, to end the rally. The Magic got within four in the waning seconds before Teague hit two free throws. MOST READ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Good Success, SS Jaguars in winners row

first_imgBadri Prasad Memorial T20Good Success and Sans Souci Jaguars recorded victories when the Badri Prasad Memorial T20 tournament commenced last Sunday in Wakenaam.Nazeer MohamedNokta MosesIn the first game, Good Success defeated Zeelandia by 109 runs at the Wakenaam Community Centre ground. Batting first Good Success posted a challenging 201-9 with Charles Benjamin blasting four fours and four sixes in 71 while Gurnauth Khemraj made 24 and Shazaam Mohamed 22. Jaspaul Gangaram took 2-30. Zeelandia never threatened the target and were bundled out for 92 in 15 overs. Navishaul Pooran made 36 and Ajay Ghansam 25 with Nazeer Mohamed picking up 3-7 and Khemraj 3-14.In the day’s second game, defending champions Sans Souci Jaguars overcame Sans Souci by 131 runs. Sans Souci Jaguars took first strike and rattled up an imposing 230-6. Nokta Moses slammed seven fours and four maximums in a robust 57 while Olwyn Paton got 48 (4×4; 3×6) and Zameer Zaman 32. Reon Venture claimed 2-24.Sans Souci were skittled for 99 in 15.1 overs in response. Seon Venture hit 30 as Paton returned to grab 4-15 and skipper Siddique Mohamed 2-10.The competition continues on Sunday with Sans Souci playing Noitgedacht Sports Club at 09:00h at the Wakenaan Community Centre.last_img read more

Dr. Kearney Cougars still alive at Zone Tournament

first_img**SubmittedThe Dr. Kearney Cougars kept their hopes alive this afternoon at the North Central Junior Boys Zone Tournament in Vanderhoof with a one sided 48-22 victory over Fort St. James. The Cougars were upset in the opening game yesterday by Quesnel Secondary School, but regrouped this afternoon to dispatch eighth seeded Fort St James with ease. Dr. Kearney head coach Lars Jorgensen reports that his starters played about a quarter of the game.  All twelve players hit the score sheet , with forward Graham Spitzer leading the team again, with 18 points. In what many might call an upset, the Fort Nelson Huskies eliminated the host Nechako Valley Vikings, in overtime, by a 58 – 51 margin. The Vikings sent the game into the extra period with a last second three pointer but couldn’t build on that in overtime as the Huskies turned up their intensity to pull away for the win. The stage is set for both Dr. Kearney and Fort Nelson tomorrow morning as they continue their battles to stay alive in the eight team double knock out format.  The Huskies lost their opening round game to College Heights of Prince George but stormed back today to sideline their hosts … Tomorrow they will see Quesnel Secondary for an 8:30 AM start time.  Dr. Kearney will be watching the late game tonight to see if they get  DP Todd or College Heights in the third round.  The Cougars tip off at 10:00 AM. – Advertisement –last_img read more

City seeking park grant

first_imgLA PUENTE – The city moved toward its goal of building a nature center that would give residents a second park and teach them about local flora and fauna. The City Council decided Tuesday to apply for a $150,000 state grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation Land and Water Conservation Program for the proposed Puente Creek Nature Education Center. They hired Schmidt Design Group Inc. to design the project. The city has also used the San Diego-based firm to do the conceptual plan for the center. The one-acre nature center, estimated to cost $1.9 million, will be on Nelson Avenue between Nelson Elementary School and the Puente Creek channel. It will be the second park for La Puente since it became a city in 1956. Since the city doesn’t have all the money, it will build the nature center in two phases, according to the city. Phase one will include a play area with a climbing wall, trails, decorative boulders, an entry kiosk, education exhibits, parking, fencing plus grading and drainage. The city will start the second phase when the funding becomes available, according to Rozanne Adanto, community services director. Councilwoman Lola Storing, who anticipates construction to begin next year, said the project is very important. “We only have one park in the city and we have over 41,000 people,” Storing said. “This will be a learning park geared for kids. We will have leaders in the park teaching about birds and nature.” She said Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District schools will use the park. But Storing said it will benefit families as well. The parkland to population ratio in La Puente is a little more than a half acre to 1,000 residents, Adanto said. She pointed out that the national average is two and half acres per thousand. The sole park in the city, the 22-acre La Puente Park, is used a lot by sports groups and residents, she added. “Sometimes they’re tripping over each other,” Adanto said. “On the weekend, because of the \ holiday, there were thousands of people in the park. You couldn’t see a blade of grass.” Part of the consultant’s job will be to coordinate developing educational programs with Hacienda-La Puente Unified, developing a handbook for docents and training docents and staff. The grant from the state requires that the city match the funds. The city plans to get the needed matching money from a $750,000 grant earmarked for it by the San Gabriel & Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 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

RNLI AND COAST GUARD TO HOST SAFETY DEMONSTRATIONS FOR LOCAL FISHERMEN

first_imgThe RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard have joined forces to host two important safety demonstrations for Donegal fishermen which are aimed at making the industry safer for everyone.The discussion and demonstration will be held in two venues in Donegal at Glengad and Bunbeg and will focus on the areas of stability, safety awareness and deck machinery.RNLI Fishing Safety Manager Frankie Horne, who will lead the discussion said, ‘I have been a fisherman for 37 years from cook, to deck hand to skipper. I am also a volunteer lifeboat crewmember with the RNLI. I have seen many things in the industry and we want to help foster and promote a culture of safety in the industry. That starts with the fishermen themselves and with their concerns. We want the fishermen’s input into how to solve the problems in the industry that lead to loss of life or life-changing injuries. Fishing is still the most dangerous peace time occupation.’ The dates and venues for the demonstrations are:Tuesday 26 January in the Glengad community centre at 7pmThursday 28 January in the Bunbeg Coast Guard station at 7pmThe RNLI have run a number of campaigns in the past aimed at fishermen. Last January the charity launched a hard-hitting campaign encouraging fishermen to make sure their boats kept them safe at sea. The campaign featured five short films which provided practical advice. The films can be viewed at rnli.org/stabilityRNLI AND COAST GUARD TO HOST SAFETY DEMONSTRATIONS FOR LOCAL FISHERMEN was last modified: January 8th, 2016 by John2Share 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

MAN CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING LIFE OF GARDA DURING CAR CHASE

first_imgA young man has appeared in court charged with endangering the life of a Garda in Co Donegal during a 30 kilometre car chase.Cathal Dunleavy, 23, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today after the pursuit which happened on October 18th last.An earlier court sitting heard how Dunleavy, of Meentagh, Glenvar, Kerrykeel, was charged with a dozen dangerous driving offences. He was also charge with failing to provide a sample.A file on the case had then been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions after Gardai claimed there would be more serious charges.Dunleavy appeared in court and was told the DPP had decided he would now face the charge of endangering the life of Garda Patrick Geraghty.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told the court Dunleavy would now be sent forward to the Letterkenny Circuit Court.The court had previously heard how Dunleavy and another man were involved in a chase with Gardai which resulted in Dunleavy crashing the car he was driving.Gardai objected to any application for bail as they said there was a possibility he could reoffend.Inspector Michael Harrison said Dunleavy had committed a number of offences while on bail before.Judge Denis McLoughlin agreed and sent the accused forward for trial.Dunleavy was remanded in custody until Thursday.MAN CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING LIFE OF GARDA DURING CAR CHASE was last modified: November 13th, 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) Tags:CATHAL DUNLEAVYCIRCUIT COURTdangerous drivingendangermentGardalast_img read more

Illinois State Rallies To Defeat The Bulldogs, 67-62

first_img Next Game: Indiana State 1/6/2016 – 7:00 PM Box Score (PDF) DES MOINES, Iowa — Led by a career-high 28 points from guard DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, the Illinois State men’s basketball team defeated Drake, 67-62, Sunday afternoon at the Knapp Center. Drake (5-9, 0-2 MVC) was led offensively by Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) and Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Kale Abrahamson (West Des Moines, Iowa) led the team with eight rebounds, followed by Timmer and Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) with six each. Illinois State (8-7, 2-0 MVC) had three players score in the double figures to rally from a 10-point first-half deficit. Akoon-Purcell also led the team with nine rebounds followed by Quintin Brewer’s seven. The Redbirds finished the game shooting 43.1 percent after opening the game by making nine of their first 34 shots.The loss was Drake’s sixth by eight or fewer points as the game featured seven second-half lead changes before ISU pulled away. “The biggest difference today is we were able to get off to a good start and dictate that first half,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “We talked about how important it was to get off to a good start in the second half and they [ISU] were able to get off to the good start. They got some energy and some confidence and we had a fight on our hands. I thought our group did a good job at making our run then, and it became a game of possessions. You’ve got to be able to make the stops, and we could not find a way.” Drake forced two early turnovers allowing the Bulldogs to assemble a 7-0 run, including a three-pointer by Arogundade. Drake extended its lead to 10 points after another 9-0 run, that included seven points scored in a minute, against an Illinois State team that missed their first seven trhee-point attempts.  Despite a later 3:17 scoring drought, Drake ended the first half with a 32-22 lead.The Bulldogs shot .625 from the three-point in the first half and .480 from the field against an Illinois State team that had only shot .154 from three-point range. However, the Bulldogs could not continue that torrid pace in the second half. Two-minutes into the second half Jacob Enevold (Lunderskov, Denmark) converted on a layup to extend Drake’s lead to 12 points but the Redbirds answered with an 11-0 run over the next seven minutes to cut Drake’s lead to one point. A few moments later, the Redbirds took their first lead of the half after making  10 of their first 17 field goals to go up 43-40 with 10 minutes left. From there, the lead changed hands seven times was tied five other times.”In close games it’s literally those last two or three minutes you’ve got to have confidence in one another that the group of five can play as one, and when something breaks down talk and make a play and get stops,” Giacoletti said. “We have not been able to do that. The crucial stops down the stretch we couldn’t do it and that its how you win close games.” With 2:16 left, Karl Madison (Springfield, Ill.) tied the game, 60-60, on a jumper just inside the arc but 50 seconds later ISU’s Tony Willis answered with a three-point to give the Redbirds a lead they would not relinquish. The Bulldogs had opportunities to pull back within a possession in the final 1:38, but three missed free throws allowed ISU to escape the Knapp Center and remain unbeaten in the MVC. The Bulldogs return to action on Jan. 6 when they host Indiana State at the Knapp Center. Tipoff against the Sycamores is set for 7 p.m.Print Friendly Version Box Score (HTML) Preview Buy Tickets Full Schedule Roster ESPN 1350 Mediacom MC22 / The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Story Linkslast_img read more

Chelsea target to snub new deal and move to England – report

first_imgHighly-rated Japan forward Shinji Kagawa will snub a new four-year deal at Borussia Dortmund for a move to England, The Sun report.Chelsea are said to be among the clubs interested in the 23-year-old, who has a year of his current contract left to run.The Sun also say that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is unhappy that the Blues’ Champions League semi-final triumph against Barcelona was regarded as such a shock.A club source is quoted as saying: “It’s great Chelsea are there but the top brass are not happy everybody had them down as big underdogs.“The phrase being used was ‘everyone’s behaving as if Stoke City has reached the Champions League final’.”Meanwhile, The Daily Mirror declare that Chelsea will offer departed Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola anything he wants to come to Stamford Bridge, although the signs are he will resist any offers.Click here for the Chelsea v QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Lakers’ Tyson Chandler says he nearly signed with Warriors

first_imgLakers center Tyson Chandler revealed he nearly wound up signing with the Warriors last week. In the end, the allure of going back home to Los Angeles was too much for the 36-year-old to pass up.After negotiating a buyout with the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 4 and he cleared waivers, the 7-foot-1 Chandler said there were a few teams who expressed interest in signing him. He said he then trimmed his choices down to just two, the Warriors and Lakers.“I think it was like five teams, and I narrowed it …last_img

Joe Lacob on Kevin Durant: ‘No player will ever wear #35 for the Warriors again’

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device The Warriors found no reason to chastise Kevin Durant for refusing a max contract and an ability to win more NBA championships. Instead, the Warriors thanked Durant for helping the Warriors two NBA Finals in the past three years with two Finals MVP performances.Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob also outlined another gesture.“As long as I am Co-Chairman of this team, no player will ever wear #35 for the Warriors …last_img