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Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Knicks in Christmas debut

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Antetokounmpo was angry that night with Knicks forward Mario Hezonja, who had dunked over him in the first quarter, then stared and stepped over him. Antetokounmpo felt it was disrespectful, vowing to punch Hezonja in the groin next time.The Greek Freak was perhaps a little too pumped for the rematch — Brogdon grabbed the rebound of his errant dunk in the corner and fired in a 3-pointer — but he quickly got untracked.It was only a seven-point game midway through the third quarter when Antetokounmpo began to seize control. His jumper followed by layup pushed the lead into double digits, and he scored 11 points in the Bucks’ 36-point period that ended with them leading 84-68 cushion.“We played them really (well) in the first half — down two — in the locker room felt pretty good,” Knox said. “But that third quarter, defensively, offensively, just something slips with us.”Noah Vonleh had 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Tim Hardaway Jr. had 14 points and 10 boards but shot just 4 for 18 for New York.TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo was chosen Eastern Conference player of the week on Monday, the third time this season he’s won the award. He was also voted the player of the month in the conference for October-November. … The Bucks are 3-2 on Christmas.Knicks: Rookie G Allonzo Trier had eight points in 18 minutes after missing seven games with a strained left hamstring. … Hezonja didn’t play. … The Knicks haven’t won on Christmas since beating Boston in 2011 in what was the NBA season opener following the lockout.ADVANTAGE, BUCKS?Both coaches were asked about the idea that a Christmas Day game favored the visiting team, which could treat it as a regular road game while the hosts were at home, perhaps surrounded by family celebrating the holiday. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer dismissed the notion, saying the Bucks brought plenty of family members and had a big team dinner on Christmas Eve so they could mix basketball and the holiday.Fizdale’s thoughts?“Well, I look at this team, Milwaukee’s coming in with an advantage anyway,” he said with a laugh. “They’re a better team than us right now.”KNICKS’ KNOXKnox had his third straight 20-point outing. He came in averaging 20.3 points in his previous seven games.UP NEXTThe teams complete their season series Thursday night at Milwaukee.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Malcolm Brogdon finished with 17 points for the Bucks, the NBA scoring leaders who bounced back from a season-low 87 points in a loss to Miami on Saturday to win for the fifth time in six games.“People come to see Giannis play but they’ve got to watch all of us, so it’s definitely a great opportunity for the rest of us to showcase as a team what we can do,” Brogdon said.Rookie Kevin Knox scored 21 points for the Knicks, who have lost six straight Christmas Day games and fell to 22-31 in their NBA-record 53 appearances on the holiday.“It’s on me to stay even in this whole thing, not be up and down emotionally because I (have) to keep their spirits up,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “They feel it. They’re human.”New York has lost five in a row and 10 of 11 since rallying to stun the Bucks 136-134 in overtime on Dec. 1 at Madison Square Garden.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img He and the Milwaukee Bucks eventually settled down and showed they belonged on the holiday stage.Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 14 rebounds, and Milwaukee celebrated its return to the Christmas schedule by beating the New York Knicks 109-95 on Tuesday.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 Chriss“This is one of the highest stages,” Antetokounmpo said. “Special teams play Christmas Day, and just it’s an opportunity for us and we’re really happy.”Brook Lopez scored 20 points for the Bucks, who played on Christmas for the first time since 1977. They were selected for the showcase slate of games largely because of Antetokounmpo but the timing also was perfect to show an emerging team, which improved the NBA’s second-best record to 23-10. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James Harden’s 41 helps Rockets beat Thunder ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, looks to pass during the first half of the NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Giannis Antetokounmpo was so eager to make a rim-rocking Christmas debut that he overshot the basket on his first attempt, a dunk from one side that ended with the ball all the way in the opposite corner.“I was so excited that I went a little bit too high and I thought the rim was a foot taller,” Antetokounmpo said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 awardlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2020

Gaskin urges entrepreneurs to be positive as Berbice Expo 14 launched

first_imgThe 14th Annual Berbice Expo and Trade Fair was officially launched on Wednesday evening under the theme “Advancing Economic Progress through Professional Standards and Entrepreneurship”.The four-day event will be held at the Albion Sports Complex from October 5 to 8, 2018. The Expo was declared open by Business Minister Dominic Gaskin who urged entrepreneurs to be positive if they wanted to stay in business.He noted that they must be prepared to be “risk takers” who are prepared to put their “money where their mouth is”. “They must be prepared to work hard to ensureBusiness Minister Dominic Gaskin addressing the gathering at the launch of the 14th Berbice Expothat they make a profit,” Minister Gaskin said as he addressed the gathering.The Expo is being organised by the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) and according to Gaskin, the Ministry is pleased to be associated with the initiative.“These various organisations allow the Guyanese business community to be better informed and to have a stronger voice and Berbice businesses must have a strong voice because Berbice businesses must drive the Berbice economy,” the Business Minister declared.However, he noted, “This does not mean that we don’t need foreign investment or foreign businesses in Guyana … We need foreign investors to undertake large projects that we can’t finance locally; we need foreign investors in places where we lack expertise and experience.  We also need foreign investors that understand international markets.”Referring to the theme under which the Expo will be held, the Minister explained that professional standards were needed in good entrepreneurship since standards play a key role in conducting business on the international market.Meanwhile, Region Six Chairman David Armogan noted that the Social Cohesion Ministry has been supporting small community businesses and although the programme was mainly being promoted in areas which were pro-government, it was a step in the right direction.Among the projects the Ministry has been financing are the construction of pens for the rearing of birds and animals and the construction of factories to make concrete blocks.“It is that the Government is trying to build capacity within the villages, and it is good to build the economy, but, at the same time, building villages’ economies with small plots of land cannot create development. That is what subsistence agriculture is,” Armogan pointed out, adding that Guyana needed to move away from subsistence.The Chairman further stated that the Chambers of Commerce needed to also focus on non-traditional areas in the agriculture sector. “For too long we have been looking in the direction of primary production. We need to start adding value to whatever we are producing.”Chamber President Poonai Bhigroog said the 2017 Expo was a success, adding that this year in excess of 22,000 persons were expected to pay to enter the trade fair while more than 120 exhibitors were slated to participate.The CCCC will be giving concessions to small entrepreneurs, continuing an initiative which was started last year.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 11, 2020

Nissan field goes global

first_imgLOS ANGELES – Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Sergio Garcia are among international players making their first PGA Tour start of 2007 at the Nissan Open, and it’s no coincidence that Riviera has the deepest field on tour this year. Even without Tiger Woods. “Over here, we play for a lot of money,” Els said Wednesday. “So that draws a lot more players to come and play the U.S. tour. It means that the depth of the field becomes a lot stronger than anywhere else in the world. And subsequently, you have a stronger tour. But you’ve got a much broader base of players from around the world.” The Nissan Open starts today with Rory Sabbatini – a South African – as the defending champion. The tournament boasts 11 of the top 13 players in the world, and all but two of them (Furyk and Mickelson) carry passports. Els, Goosen, Garcia and Paul Casey have been playing in the desert, but it was in Qatar, Dubai or Abu Dhabi, not Phoenix or Palm Springs. It’s quite a turnaround from when the world rankings first were introduced two decades ago. The top three players were European (Bernhard Langer, Seve Ballesteros and Sandy Lyle), but there were 31 Americans among the top 50. It’s now top-heavy with Americans, but there are only 13 others in the top 50. “The golf world has changed its face a little bit,” England’s David Howell said. “The U.S. tour, pretty much most weeks there are more international players than U.S. players, which obviously would have been unheard of 10, 15 years ago. I would imagine that’s good for golf.” His numbers were slightly off. The Americans still have a 2-to-1 advantage at Riviera in the 144-man field. Then again, the numbers favor international players in other ways. They have won the Nissan Open the last four years, and six times in the last 10 years. Adam Scott’s victory wasn’t official in 2005 because it was only 36 holes (plus a playoff) because of rain. Weather shouldn’t be a problem this year. The forecast called for mostly sunshine this week, and players already can tell the difference. Not only are the greens firm and quick, but the rough isn’t quite as deep as it has been in recent years. “Hopefully, the conditions stay as they are because the course is a lot firmer and faster than we’ve seen it in the past,” Scott said. “I think that’s going to really require some shotmaking this week. I’m excited about that.” Aside from Woods, the only player missing from the top 10 is Dubai Desert Classic winner Henrik Stenson of Sweden. Els was asked if Woods’ absence changes the outlook. “Yes, absolutely,” he said. “I mean, whenever Tiger plays, he basically shows up with his game, and he is basically effective. So yes, it changes a little bit.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The last few years has brought an unstoppable shift in the world of golf, and now a majority of the top players in the world rankings come from abroad. Sure, Woods and Jim Furyk give the Americans a 1-2 punch at the top, and the way Phil Mickelson won at Pebble Beach last week, it might not be long before he makes it a threesome. For the rest of the field, however, golf has gone global. last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 11, 2020

Building Canada Fund: Infrastructure investments benefiting smaller communities

first_img“Basically, the new Building Canada Fund is why I’m touring around – just letting municipalities know that there’s money out there to ask for [in regard to] infrastructure, giving some the specifics about what project qualify [and] what don’t, and just explaining the fund,” MP Zimmer says over the phone in Dawson Creek – a stop made after already visiting Williams Like, Quesnel, and Prince George.The money is given to smaller communities province-wide looking to improve basic infrastructure. Some examples can include roads, pipes in the grounds, water and sewer.Once approved, one-third of funds come from the feds, another one-third from the province, and the final one-third from the municipality asking for funds. If it’s a highway project, the money is split 50/50 between the feds and the province.- Advertisement -“We’re kind of in a tight spot in terms of timing,” MP Zimmer goes on to explain. ”We couldn’t proceed with any asks [sic] before the municipal elections because municipalities and councils change.”The deadline to apply for the new Building Canada Fund is February 18, 2015.“We want shovels in the ground as soon as we can get them going in the spring of 2015.”Advertisement The federal government has a total of $109 million to be allocated, and when calculated with the shared component of the province, the total is raised to $218 million, according to MP Zimmer.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 6, 2020

Coral Daily Download – Lukaku tipped to be Premier League top scorer

first_imgJohn Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman claims Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is a good outside bet to be Premier League top scorer this season, following his £28million move for Chelsea to Everton.There’s also a preview of Thursday’s racing at Glorious Goodwood.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Posted by: | Posted on: December 27, 2019

Coutinho to start despite injury scare? Predicted Liverpool XI v Southampton

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho looks set to recover from a dead leg to start Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Southampton on Sunday.The Brazilian playmaker limped off with injury just 13 minutes into their win over Watford, but manager Jurgen Klopp has given positive indications about his chances of featuring this weekend.LIVE ON talkSPORT: Liverpool v Southampton – Premier League commentary from 1:30pmCoutinho was replaced by Adam Lallana, who played 74 minutes on his return from a five-week lay-off, and the England midfielder could be in line to start their penultimate game at Anfield this season.Captain Jordan Henderson is out, while striker Daniel Sturridge’s fitness continues to be managed and he is likely to only be on the bench again. Danny Ings is not ready to return from a long-term knee injury but Klopp provided a positive update by revealing the former Burnley striker is ‘training for the first time with the ball’. A win would keep the Reds in third as they hope to secure a top-four finish and their place in next season’s Champions League.Who will Klopp select for the clash on Merseyside?Click the right arrow, above, to see Liverpool’s predicted XI to face Southampton in squad number order…LIVE ON talkSPORT: Liverpool v Southampton – Premier League commentary from 1:30pm 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right-back) – click the right arrow, above, to see Liverpool’s predicted XI in squad number order 5. Georginio Wijnaldum (midfield) 11 11 23. Emre Can (midfield) 11 11 10. Philippe Coutinho (forward) 11 6. Dejan Lovren (centre-back) 11 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 11. Roberto Firmino (forward) 21. Lucas Leiva (midfield) 11 7. James Milner (left-back) 20. Adam Lallana (forward) 11 11 11 32. Joel Matip (centre-back)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 27, 2019

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S DRAW WITH AN EAGLAIS IN ULSTER LEAGUE CLASH

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA News: The final Registration Day takes place this coming Saturday 28th February from 12pm to 3pm in the Clubhouse.Anyone who has not already done so and wishes to be a member for the coming year must complete their Registration form this Saturday. Please note that Lotto Subscribers must also attend to fill out a new Registration Form for this year. Contact Anne Forde on 086 8342449 with any queries. Well done to Rose Boyle and Kaneshia Mc Kinney who were part of the County Senior Ladies panel which comprehensively beat Clare in the league in Kilmihil on Sunday.Well done also to our members of the county Under 14 and under 16 squads who recorded wins at the weekend. Hard luck to our players on the minor squad on their narrow defeat.There is a very important meeting for all Junior and Senior Ladies players upstairs in Boal’s Goals on Wednesday night at 7pm. This will precede training at 8. It is vital that all players are represented.The Topaz Cash for Clubs promotion is now into its second week and we ask all members to continue their efforts to support this fundraiser. Simply ask the cashier to stamp the St. Eunan’s card every time you fill up by €40 or more in Tobin’s Station. You can also collect stamps at other Topaz Stations and drop completed cards into Tobin’s on the Port Road for collection by the club. The Tráth na gCeist Bord County Final will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel this coming Friday night, commencing at 8.00pm. Please note that this quiz is for adults (over 18s). Anyone interested in taking part can contact Oifigeach na Gaeilge Fergus McGee on 086 8544445.Best of luck to Colaiste Ailigh who are playing in their first ever Ulster Bank Ward Cup final on Wednesday night in Celtic Park, Derry against Magherafelt NRC. Throw in 7pm.The Underage Hurling and Football Academies continue weekly indoors at the Aura Leisure Centre. Hurling Academy is on Friday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and Football Academy on Sunday morning 10am to 11am. New members always welcome from all parts of Letterkenny.The Senior team drew their second Ulster Club League game with An Eaglais last weekend to remain undefeated so far.Keep an eye on the Club Facebook page for this week’s lotto numbers. Anyone who wishes to have anything included in the weekly notes, please email gareth.mcglynn@hotmail.com before 9pm on a Monday evening.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S DRAW WITH AN EAGLAIS IN ULSTER LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: February 24th, 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:GAANoticesSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 27, 2019

Letterkenny Gaels: Indoor hurling set to resume

first_imgThe Camogie presentation evening will take place on Friday 27th January at 6.30pm in the Clubroom. Players and family’s are welcome. Letterkenny Gaels GAA & Donegal Mind Wellness in conjunction with Letterkenny Rugby Football Club are running a ‘Men Only’ Stress Control Programme starting on Thursday 26th January at the Gaels Clubroom, Glebe. All welcome. See Club Facebook for more information. The Club will be holding a SafeTALK workshop on Monday evening 20th February in the Clubroom. Please contact the Club Health & Wellbeing Officer Oisin Cannon on 086 732 5955 to book your place.  Indoor Hurling resumes on Thursday 2nd February from 6.30 to 7.30pm in the Aura. The training will continue until 13th March. New members welcome. Girls and helmets can be provided. Camogie training will resume on Friday 3rd Feb at the LYIT from 6-7pm for U8 & 10 & 7-8pm for U12,14 & 16. All welcome. The Annual Underage Football Presentation will take place on 28th January at 4pm in the Clubroom. See Facebook in the coming weeks for more details. Under 8 and Under 10’s indoor training resumes for 2017 on Sunday 19th Feb in the Aura from 11am – 12noon. There will be 6 weeks of indoor “skills development” before moving to the pitch at the beginning of April. Contact Conor Crossan (U8s – born 2009 or 2010), Brian Sweeney (U10s – born 2007 or 2008U-12 football resumes on Wednesday Feb 1st in the astro turf at Aura until March 15th inclusive from 7-8pm. Letterkenny Gaels in association with AIB are delighted to announce a new and exciting customer offer that sees AIB build their partnership with the GAA and support the re-embedding of AIB back into the heart of local communities.  With the purchase of every new AIB Home Insurance policy, they will reward customers with a payment of €50 to Letterkenny Gaels GAA club. And the good news for us is that there is no cap on how many reward payments can be made to our club.The Club is already registered for this offer so don’t forget to nominate Letterkenny Gaels if you take out your policy with them.  AIB Home Insurance offer very competitive prices and club members are encouraged to seek a quotation from them when renewing your Home Insurance. Club Passes are available to purchase now through the Club. The Pass initiative was approved by County Committee in respect of Adult League and Championship Club Games only for 2017, including Under 21 but not including Under 18 and below.These Passes would be of benefit to Club members who regularly attend All County League and Championship matches.  The cost of the Pass is €149 and can be purchased by contacting 086 2271435. In addition to the Club Pass the GAA Adult + Cards are also available to club members and can be purchased online. The purchasing of the card has benefits for both the holder and our Club.  For more details on this please see Club Facebook. Bingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €3500. Lines are €40 and Houses are €130. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome. For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelLetterkenny Gaels: Indoor hurling set to resume was last modified: January 17th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Posted by: | Posted on: December 25, 2019

JIM McGUINNESS ANFIELD LINK – LIVERPOOL FC REFUSE TO COMMENT

first_imgLIVERPOOL Football Club has refused to confirm or deny speculation that manager Brendan Rodgers wants Donegal boss Jim McGuinness to join the club.The Glenties man is reportedly wanted by the England’s most successful club as their new sports psychologist.Rodgers is a huge admirer of McGuinness and was impressed with his role in taking Donegal to our first All-Ireland in 20 years. But when asked to comment if Jim had been offered a position at the club, a spokesman refused to comment.They would neither confirm nor deny the claim.Donegal county chairman PJ McGowan has already said he would be surprised if such a move was on.But sources have told Donegal Daily that there is a possibility of McGuinness working part-time for Liverpool in his professional capacity as well as continuing his role for Donegal. “That’s what Jim does for a living and if a team like Liverpool want to hire him for his services, then of course he would look at it,” said one source.“Some people seem to think that Jim’s work for Donegal is his job when it’s not.“He’s always up for a challenge and he would be mad to turn down Liverpool if they came calling.”Liverpool’s refusal to comment will only add to the speculation however. JIM McGUINNESS ANFIELD LINK – LIVERPOOL FC REFUSE TO COMMENT was last modified: October 6th, 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)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 24, 2019

Walczak Named MVC Singles Player of the Week

first_imgWalczak went undefeated over the past weekend with three straight-set matches at No. 3 singles. She also teamed with sophomore Carmen Palumbo (McLean, Va.) to win doubles matches in the Bulldogs’ wins over South Dakota and Augustana. Drake claimed the doubles point in both those matches to help earn the team’s first two wins of the season. Walczak opened the weekend with a 6-3, 6-0 win against Creighton followed by a hard-fought 7-6, 7-6 win over South Dakota and then closed Sunday with a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win over her foe from Augustana. In singles action in 2019, she is 3-1 and has also racked up a 3-2 record in doubles. ST. LOUIS – Freshman Daria Walczak (Lodz, Poland) of the Drake University women’s tennis team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Singles Player of the Week, the MVC office announced Tuesday, Jan. 29. Walczak and her teammates host SIUE Saturday at 11 a.m. inside the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more