LeBron blocks shot, hits winning 3-pointer at buzzer as Cavs take 3-2 lead

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. College commission’s plea to NBA: Bring back prep-to-pros LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ CLEVELAND — LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Cavaliers: With his 21st 40-point game in the playoff, James tied the logo — Jerry West — for the second-most all-time. Michael Jordan scored at least 40 in 38 postseason games. …. Hill’s back has improved in the past few days, but he didn’t look close to playing while sitting stiffly in his locker-room chair before the game. … Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown sat courtside.UP NEXTGame 6 is Friday night at Indianapolis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img 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 Turns out, all it took was some defensive intensity.Down by seven at half, the Cavs swarmed the Pacers in the third quarter, forcing five turnovers in the first six minutes and holding Indiana to one field goal over the first 6:52 while opening with a 19-3 run.Cleveland outscored Indiana 32-17 in the third, when the Pacers shot just 5 for 16 (31 percent) and committed seven turnovers.The Cavs were again without starting point guard George Hill, who missed his second straight game with back spasms.DWYANE’S WORLDJames had enough to worry about with the Pacers that he didn’t want to discuss close friend Dwyane Wade’s future.Miami’s star is mulling retirement after the Heat were eliminated Tuesday in Philadelphia. James spent four years playing in Miami with Wade, who began this season with the Cavs before being traded.James said that following his last game against Wade he told him, “‘If it’s like our last time going against each other, then it’s been everything and more.” James wants to wait for Wade to make his decision and will then “give a more in-depth analysis of his career if he decides to hang ’em up.”TIP-INS:Pacers: Following Lance Stephenson’s aggressive, wrestling-like takedown of Jeff Green in the waning moments of Game 4, coach Nate McMillan said he reminded the fiery forward to be careful. “The officials are going to be watching that, Lance knows that and there are some times where I think they (the Cavs) are taking advantage.” … Dropped to 2-12 in their last 14 games in Cleveland. … James’ triple-double in Game 4 was the sixth against Indiana in the playoffs. James has done it to the Pacers three times. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Moments after blocking Victor Oladipo’s possible go-ahead driving layup, James caught the inbounds pass, took two dribbles and dropped the winner over Thaddeus Young.As Cleveland’s sellout crowd exploded, James hugged rookie teammate Cedi Osman before jumping on the scorer’s table to celebrate another of those moments that will define his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJames finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and went 15 of 15 from the line.Kyle Korver added 19 points and Cleveland’s much-maligned defense tightened just in time as the Cavaliers seized their first lead in the first-round series after being down 1-0 and 2-1. Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, celebrates with Cedi Osman, from Turkey, after James shot a game-winning three point shot in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 98-95. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Cleveland can close out Indiana with a win Friday night in Indianapolis.Domantas Sabonis scored 22 points, and Young had 16 for the Pacers, who battled back to tie it 95-all on Sabonis’ 15-foot jumper with 33 seconds left. Indiana, which held Cleveland without a field goal for more than seven minutes during their fourth-quarter rally forced James into a turnover and had a chance to re-take the lead.Oladipo, who shot just 2 of 15, drove the left side and was at the rim when James swooped in for a block on a play reminiscent of his Game 7 block on Andre Iguodala in the 2016 NBA Finals.Oladipo’s shooting woes continued. He’s only 12 of 50 from the field in the last three games. He scored 32 in the Pacers’ Game 1 win, but the Cavs have been double-teaming him ever since.The third quarter has been a major problem for Cleveland all season. The Cavs had tried everything to try and shake things up after halftime, even doing layup lines at the break in Game 4 like a high school squad.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more

M&CC pensioners threaten legal action against City Hall

first_img…still waiting on $124M approved disbursementRetired workers of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) are contemplating legal action against the council for outstanding gratuity and other benefits owed to them dating back to 2015.Vice President of Pensioners’ Association, Kathy FowlerVice President of the Pensioners Association, Kathy Fowler on Wednesday said that the association has been pleading with the M&CC to disburse benefits owed to the pensioners, who would have worked with the municipality for more than 30 years. “There are pensioners that would have served the municipality well. Who would have served for 30 years, 33 years, 35 years. Persons that would have given their youth to the municipality and this is how they are being treated [at] the end of the day,” she said.Fowler, a member of the Guyana Local Government Union, explained that several attempts were made to retrieve the funds from the council, however, they are being ignored. The association has 35 members, all of whom are still awaiting their retirement benefits after four years.She added that a meeting was held under the stewardship of the new Mayor, Ubraj Narine, in early January where the Deputy Mayor, Town Clerk (ag), City Treasurer (ag) and Chairman of the Finance Committee also attended to update them on the issue of non-payments, however, no progress was made.The Mayor and team committed to putting measures in place for the pensioners to receive their benefits and two follow-up meetings were done in January month end and mid-February but to date, nothing has been done.Fowler said the M&CC had begun paying workers retroactive pay increase on salaries and the pensioners had picketed the exercise. This resulted in them being called to a meeting with the Mayor. She added that the meeting was attended by the Deputy Mayor and a few of the councillors but the Administration had abandoned the meeting. “To date, nobody has called us. Even though the media covered everything. Nobody called us. Nobody had the courtesy to sit with us or to acknowledge us,” she argued.Fowler disclosed that some of the pensioners attended the M&CC Commission of Inquiry in 2018 and spoke on the issue. She said subsequent to this, recommendations emerging from the CoI revealed that $124 million was given to the Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan to address the pensioners’ issues.“Coming out of the CoI, based on the recommendations, the $124 million was given to the Minister of Communities, Mr Bulkan, to address the issues of pensioners’ gratuity, Guyana Public Service Credit Union and the National Insurance Scheme but we got nothing and not a word from them,” she explained.The money was given to begin to pay the retired pensioners, however, to date, none of them has received the payment.Fowler warned that they will be making efforts to meet with the Communities Minister soon before moving ahead with legal actions, which they have in the pipeline. “We do have legal actions in progress and we will also try to meet with the Minister before taking those steps,” she said.last_img read more

“No licence granted to E-Networks to lay subsea cable” – Govt

first_imgThe Government through the Public Telecommunications Ministry on Tuesday stated that no licence was granted to E-Networks to lay subsea cable.The Ministry in a statement said that it noted the publication of a Notice to Mariners – Number 15 (2018) – by the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) indicating that maritime surveys shall be conducted by two vessels “on behalf of E-Networks Inc as preparatory works for subsea cable laying … within the Guyana Maritime Zone”.“The Public Telecommunications Ministry wishes to advise that while the interest of investors in the sector, in general, is welcome, no licence for the laying and landing of a subsea cable system has been granted to E-Networks Inc,” the Ministry stated.The Ministry advised further that applications for licences to lay and land subsea cable systems and/or other major telecommunications operations by any entity that does not currently hold a telecommunications licence would be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Telecommunications Act, 2016.last_img read more

Heralds win in first try

first_imgLONG BEACH – Whitley Brown and Annelise Calzada sparked Whittier Christian High School to a second-half surge that carried the Heralds to a 40-28 victory over Village Christian and the CIF-Southern Section, Division V-AA girls basketball championship on Saturday at The Pyramid. It was the Heralds’ first trip to the title game. They finished the season with a 24-6 record to Village Christian’s 24-7. “I think it was nerves (in the first half),” Crammer said. “We were not very patient. I thought we were extremely rushed in trying to run our offensive scheme.” “We weren’t moving the ball around,” . “We were taking the first open shot. We all were really nervous at the start.” Brown, who was 1 for 10 in the first half, acknowledged the nerves, but said, “We always calm down in the second half.” She said Crammer’s halftime speech was simple. “Coach just told us to work as a team and support each other,” she said. She added she wasn’t going to let her cold first-half shooting touch affect her, and she made 3 of 7 shots and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line in the second half. Village Christian came out in the third quarter and went on a 7-2 run to take a 17-16 lead. A Calzada basket returned the advantage to the Heralds, but Becky Quintana’s free throw tied it at 18 with 3:25 left in the period. It was the Crusaders’ last hurrah. Brown drove the lane for a little left-handed scoop layup, Calzada fed Jacko Joseph on the baseline and got a nifty return pass for a layup that made it 22-18 and Brown converted one of two free throws to make it a six-point margin. It was all Whittier Christian when the fourth quarter started. Brown made a steal and fed Calzada for a quick transition basket, Brown scored off Ronquillo’s feed and had a put-back for another score and Joseph’s rebound bucket made it 32-19 with 3:46 to play. Jessie Allen’s second 3-pointer made a minor dent in the Heralds’ run, but free throws from Joseph, Brown and Tara McGinnis and another steal and fast-break basket by Calzada sealed the championship. “We play, seven, eight, nine deep and they’ve basically got only six players they use,” Crammer said. “I think they got a little tired.” He also cited the play of Ronquillo, who helped hold explosive point guard Kris Cotango to 10 points and just two assists. Ronquillo also had six points, three assists and four rebounds. “We are blessed to have someone like Elissa,” Crammer said. “She’s our stopper. She’s big enough to keep (Cotango) from penetrating and quick enough to keep her from getting around her.” Joseph had nine rebounds and Kristen Schaefer had seven to help the Heralds to a 41-34 edge on the boards. Whittier Christian and Village Christian finished one-two, respectively, in the Alpha League, and were the division’s nos. 1- and 2-seeded teams, respectively, for the playoffs. defensive specialist Elissa Ronquillo said roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Brown scored 12 of her game-high 14 points and had six of her 10 rebounds in the second half. Calzada scored eight of her 10 points after halftime. “They definitely were the difference in the game for us,” Crammer said. “Calzada was the spark in the second half.” For a while, it had appeared neither team might win. Whittier Christian led after one quarter, 8-4, and 14-10 at halftime as both teams struggled with their shooting. The Heralds were 6 for 27 (22 percent) from the field; the Crusaders were 3 for 19 (16 percent). Whittier Christian committed 10 turnovers to Village Christian’s 11. center_img “Elated,” Whittier Christian coach Bill Crammer said of the victory. He had been to the championship final once as an assistant at Cerritos Valley Christian. “We expected it would be difficult because they were no strangers to us. It is the third time we’ve played each other this season.” last_img read more

Big Sam will save Sunderland from relegation, former West Ham star insists

first_imgSam Allardyce will steer relegation favourites Sunderland to Premier League safety, according to former West Ham midfielder Jack Collison.The Black Cats have yet to win in the Premier League this season and have shipped 18 goals in just eight games.But Collison believes Allardyce, his former boss at Upton Park, will transform their fortunes after being appointed as Dick Advocaat’s successor at the Stadium of Light.“I think he will keep them up,” said the Welshman, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He has got plenty of time, he has got the transfer window in January, and everybody knows what Big Sam is about.“He is going to go in there and bring his ideas across and I’m sure he will win the dressing room over. If I was a betting man, I would put a good amount of money on Sunderland staying up now.“It is important to have a foundation to build from and, knowing Big Sam like I do, he is very keen to get his defence functioning well and working together. That is going to be high on his priority list and if he can get his defence sorted they have got some exciting players.“If he can get the best out of [Jermaine] Defoe, [Adam] Johnson and [Fabio] Borini I am sure they will be a dangerous team once again.”last_img read more


first_imgROSSES NEWS: St Patricks day celebrations – Burtonport 12-2Come and join us on St Patricks day 12 – 2 in St Columba’s community centre, Acres, Burtonport, for our annual St Patricks Day Celebration of Irish culture.Entertainment on the day is free and includes – traditional music and dancing, marching bands, traditional games, free tea/coffee and stew etc.. If you have money to spend however there will be plenty of ways in which to do it. There will be fun games, raffles, rickety wheel, lucky leprechaun’s hat etc… that you can spend your money on. All donations and takings on the day will go towards the local the local lifeboat and the local summer festival. This event is a bring and share event which means that we need as many of you as possible to bring along a tray of sandwiches, packet of biscuits/buns or some traditional baking, to share with others over a cup of tea and some craic. If anyone fancies trying your hand at traditional recipies such as fadge, boxty, pancakes, etc…. this would be greatly appreciated. In past years we have run out of food so we need as many donations of food as we can get.We would also appreciate help setting up the day before. We will be at the community centre from 1.00 on Saturday 16 March if you can help with the set up or if you’d like to drop in some baking. Looking forward to seeing you. Thank you.“Discover The Leprechauns Secret”Fun Family walk for St Patricks weekend: If you would like to find out where the local Burtonport Leprechauns are hiding their crock of gold and be in with a chance of winning it as a prize, then come along to “The Old Railway Walk” in Burtonport anytime between 10 o clock on Friday 15th and 6 o clock Monday 18th March. Local leprechauns will be out and about with clues which will reveal the crocks secret location. Register for the walk by picking up an entry form with details from “The Check Out Service Station”, Burtonport. Cost is €5 per family entry with all funds collected going towards developing “Playmatters” which is situated in the CDP, Dungloe. The Irish Duck RaceAs part of Burtonport’s St Patricks day celebrations the first “Irish Duck Race” will be held on St Patrick’s day in Meenbannad. Give your duck an Irish name and see how fast it can make its way to the finish line which will be under the bridge near Paddy Neilleys Pub in Meenbannad. Ducks are €5 each and are on sale at some local shops and post offices. Alternatively contact Donna at the Cope in Annagry or by phoning 0860730517 to purchase a duck. Only 100 ducks in the race with prize money totalling €300. All proceeds from The Irish Duck Race will be shared between lifeboat and Burtonport festival.The Burtonport Welcome CentreThe Welcome Centre will reopen for the 2013 season on Friday 15th March. from 8pm -10pm. The opening will consist of an arts and crafts exhibition. Exhibitions and events will continue through the season until the end of October. Submissions of paintings and sculpture will be acceptedon Wednesday 13th March from 2pm -5pm, should those times be unsuitable please contact gerard.pickett@gmail.com Craft exhibitors can set their stalls up from 10am on Friday 15th March RSVP BY EMAIL PLEASE. DD LOCAL: ROSSES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 10th, 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:burtonportrosses community newslast_img read more

Angels immune to aura?

first_imgNEW YORK – The weak crumble here. Too much city, too many bright lights, too much history. It melts uncertainty into pools of failure and then snickers at the collapse. It challenges, scoffs, trumpets. It humbles. It absolutely shrieks mismatch. Johnson, who is something like 7 feet tall and throws 250 mph, vs. Byrd, who actually does throw hard enough to break glass and gets by largely on smarts and experience. It has all the makings of the most one-sided playoff matchup since, oh, USC-Oklahoma. “We’re pleased to be going home,” Yankees manager Joe Torre said. “We can do it at home. “If (Johnson) comes up big for us and we play well behind him and score him some runs, then we have a chance to close it out here.” Can put down these pesky Angels and move onto bigger things, the kinds of things Yankees fans believe are part of their natural birthright. There is one problem with this theory that the feeble are exposed at Yankee Stadium, the nerves frayed, insecurities magnified: The Angels have been immune to the aura of Yankee Stadium. They win here. Not every time, but enough to believe they can win here every time. They split the opening two division series games here in 2002, and should have won the opener. They split the six regular-season games here this year. And come here tonight respectful of the House that Ruth Built, but not intimidated by it. “Our focus is not who we’re playing or where we’re playing, but how we’re playing the game,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “I think that helps when you’re going on the road in tough ballparks. “When you go to Yankee Stadium, you have to make it your field. You have to play your game and hopefully do enough things right to end up on top.” The Angels’ game normally involves pushing the action, or as Scioscia says, the envelope. Pressing at every opportunity. Stretching singles into doubles, stealing, bunting, forcing the opponent into mistakes. That game finally emerged late Wednesday night in the Angels’ 5-3 victory at Anaheim to even the series, and might be just the way to take down Johnson. Johnson is the most intimidating pitcher of his era, and now starting in baseball’s most intimidating ballpark. The list of his impressive numbers stretch longer than the Red Line, but a few are particularly noteworthy for the Angels. Johnson hasn’t lost in his last eight starts (6-0). He went 11-2 at Yankee Stadium this year. Lifetime against the Angels he’s 15-6 with a 2.93 ERA. “The only thing we can do is probably pray a lot,” catcher Bengie Molina said. “Hopefully he makes a lot of pitches up the middle of the plate and is not on his game.” Odds are, he will be. Which makes it all the more imperative the Angels take advantage of every situation, play their game, force the Yankees into more uncharacteristic miscues. When the Angels have beaten the Yankees this season, it was always behind strong pitching. The Yankees won the 8-7 and 12-4 games; they Angels won 3-1 and 4-1 games. Which means they’ll likely have to scratch out runs tonight if they’re to steal the one game everyone this side of the Colorado River has already conceded to Johnson and the boys in pinstripes. “Since we’ve played well over there, we know we can win at their stadium,” Molina said. “There’s no doubt. We feel good about going there. “We have no pressure on ourselves. We’re going to try and win two games at their stadium. We’ve done it before. All we have to do is stay focused on playing our game.” Even if the Angels are able to put up a few runs tonight, much will rest on Byrd, the anti-Johnson. There is nothing remotely intimidating about the unassuming Byrd, who looks more like he’d loan you his lawnmower than try to stare down The Big Unit at Yankee Stadium. He might be so easygoing as to be fairly oblivious to the entire hoopla and intensity that is uniquely Yankee Stadium. The right pitcher to stun the Yankees and its vocal faithful. “We’re not going to focus on Yankee Stadium or anything else about the atmosphere,” Scioscia said. “We have to play our baseball, and these guys have done a very good job of it – we’re going to need it.” Or the Angels crumble here, and their postseason. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.co 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 Angels know all about Yankee Stadium. Know 26 world champions have called it home. Left opponents beaten, if not abused. Left them feigning at not being awed by tradition and ghosts and mystique. And now the Yankees will send Randy Johnson out tonight to start Game 3 of their American League Division Series against Paul Byrd. last_img read more

Bulldog Top 10 of 2016-17: No. 2 — Former Bulldog Eric Saubert Drafted in the NFL

first_imgStory Links As a senior in 2016, Saubert ranked second among FCS tight ends in the nation in receiving yards per game (70.5) and receiving touchdown (10). He led Drake with a career-best 56 catches for 776 yards receiving.Get in the red zone and he will find the end zone.Looking good, Eric Saubert!#FalconsDraft pic.twitter.com/QBCJ3EKAyJ— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 29, 2017 No. 9 – Men’s Basketball Defeats Missouri State No. 6 – Wendell Leaves a Legacy at Drake The 6-foot-5 and 253-pound tight end’s speed and agility caught Falcons head coach Dan Quinn’s attention, and Saubert continues to impress Quinn and the Falcons after the rookie minicamp. No. 8 – MacLeod Becomes All-Time Leader in Drake Men’s Soccer History Under-recruited and overlooked, TE Eric Saubert is ready to compete. pic.twitter.com/ACSLWNOqg6— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 27, 2017 Saubert finished his career at Drake with 191 receptions for 2,253 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns. He collected four All-America honors in 2016, including the Associated Press, AFCA, STATS FCS and HERO Sports FCS; as well as three All-America honors in 2015. In addition to his All-America accolades, Saubert was a three-time first-team All-Pioneer Football League selection. No. 4 – Women’s Basketball Goes Undefeated center_img The 2016-17 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2017-18, www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2016-17 throughout the months of June and July. No. 10 – Football Finishes the 2016 Season Strong The No. 2 moment of the 2016-17 season comes from a former tight end for the Drake football team, Eric Saubert, becoming the first Bulldog since 1983 to be drafted into the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons selected Saubert in the 31st pick of the fifth round (147 overall) of the National Football League 2017 Draft in Philadelphia. No. 3 – Fischer Completes a Record-Holding Season No. 5 – Men’s Tennis MVC Title No. 7 – Student Athletes Receive Academic Honors Check back on July 27 as the No. 1 moment of 2016-17 is unveiled. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Rams 39, 49ers 10: ‘C.J. is best quarterback we have in our building’

first_imgCClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.SANTA CLARA — C.J. Beathard and the 49ers couldn’t shake their habit of ghastly turnovers Sunday, and it cost them not only their most lopsided loss of the season, but the 39-10 rout marked their worst defeat since 1966 to the rival Los Angeles Rams.The 49ers (1-6) have lost five in a row largely because of their own mistakes, all due respect to the unbeaten and all-around-stellar Rams (7-0).“We’re the reason …last_img read more

How Damian Jones will try to cement a long-term future with the Warriors

first_imgSACRAMENTO – The learning never stops.One moment, Damian Jones has learned how to shed his rust after missing nearly half of last season with an injury. Another moment, he has learned how to defend without fouling. After three games playing here with the Warriors’ summer-league team in the “California Classic,” Jones will skip Las Vegas summer league so he can take two classes at Vanderbilt University as part of his effort to complete his college degree.It only seemed fitting that Jones …last_img read more