Compton, Aces not focusing on standings after back-to-back losses

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Right now, the 7-3 Aces are tied with TNT at no. 2, but with crucial games ahead, they could fall to as low as fifth place in the playoff picture.A loss could send the Aces to either the third, fourth, or fifth spots while a win in their next game could lock them the second seed.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 crownBut head coach Alex Compton doesn’t want to focus on their standings and instead wants work on their own performance.“For me, it’s a lot less about the standings and more on how we’re playing,” said Compton Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center. “We lost two straight games, we missed a lot of shots against Meralco and those guys grinded out a win they did a good job. Ginebra also played well.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alaska is in an unstable predicament in the race of the quarterfinals in 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Back on top, Nadal aims to end Wimbledon woe Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Alaska rode a seven-game winning streak before losing straight to Meralco, 89-74, and Barangay Ginebra, 105-86.And the Aces’ scoring outputs in the two losses were their lowest offensive production the whole conference where they  averaged 110.57 points during their seven-game unbeaten run.Alaska went 32-of-84 for 38 percent shooting in its loss to Meralco and the Gin Kings’ 105 points against the Aces were the second-most, tied with their output against Blackwater, they’ve scored this conference just behind their 134-point performance against Columbian.“I don’t think we played the way we wanted even if we lost both games it would be okay if we did things the right way, we played with energy,” said Compton in Filipino. “But that was the thing, we lacked the energy and we didn’t execute properly.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueeslast_img read more

Draymond Green: Banned Rockets-Lakers players got off lightly

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors star Draymond Green believes players suspended for brawling during Houston’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers have got off lightly, accusing the NBA of a disciplinary “double standard.”Lakers players Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo were banned for four and three games respectively while Rockets ace Chris Paul was hit with a two-game suspension following their fourth quarter punch-up on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green however believes the trio should have been banned for longer given the explosive nature of the confrontation.Both Ingram and Rondo were seen throwing punches while Rondo was also found to have spat at Paul. Paul meanwhile was sanctioned for throwing “multiple punches” and poking Rondo in the face.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 ChrissIn comments reported by the Bay Area News Group on Monday, Green slammed the punishments as “garbage”, contrasting them with his one-game ban during the 2016 NBA Finals.“That was garbage,” Green said of the Lakers-Rockets suspensions. “I’m never in favor of guys losing money. But I got suspended in the NBA Finals for attempting to punch somebody. “Guys punching each other are getting two games or three games. I attempted to punch somebody, and not in the face, either.“It seems like a little bit of a double standard going around this thing. That’s just me, though. I could be wrong. I don’t got all the answers.”Green was given a one-game suspension in game five of the 2016 NBA Finals after receiving a flagrant foul for attempting to punch LeBron James in the groin.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Leonard, Lowry carry Toronto Raptors to rout of Charlotte Hornets View commentslast_img read more

Indian Wells: Ailing Serena Williams out, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal move on

first_img“It’s really a weird feeling because I don’t feel like I won the match point and well done, good match,” Muguruza said. “It was just like, ‘Man, we’ll play next time.’”The Spaniard credited Williams for being “very dominating” from the start of the match.“I had to adapt a little bit my position in the court, the way I was hitting, and it took me a few games to kind of do it,” Muguruza said. “Once I did it, I felt much more comfortable.”Williams was playing her first tournament since the Australian Open in late January, when she lost in the quarterfinals.After a first-round bye in Indian Wells, she beat Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No. 16 Fabio Fognini and No. 20 David Goffin were beaten.On the women’s side, No. 7 Kiki Bertens and No. 18 Qiang Wang advanced. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “By the score, it might have looked like I started well, but I was not feeling at all well physically,” Williams said in comments distributed by tournament officials.During the changeover between sets, Williams called for a trainer. She went back out and lost the first game of the second set. The match was soon declared over and Williams walked off the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Before the match, I did not feel great and then it just got worse with every second; extreme dizziness and extreme fatigue,” Williams said. “I will focus on getting better and start preparing for Miami.”Muguruza is the only player to have beaten both Serena and Venus Williams in tournament finals. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments Kraken released LATEST STORIES It’s the second time in four years that Williams has withdrawn from the tournament. She returned to the desert in 2015 after a 15-year boycott. That year she reached the semifinals before withdrawing against Simona Halep. She missed 2017 because of pregnancy.Rafael Nadal breezed past American Jared Donaldson 6-1, 6-1 and Roger Federer beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 7-5 in the second round.Federer saved six of seven break chances against the German after losing just two points on his serve in the first set.“If I maybe would have served a little bit better, I think things would have gone faster,” Federer said. “But at the end it was a tough second set, and it’s maybe also exactly what I needed.”Federer has reached the final of the desert tournament in his last four appearances, winning two years ago. In all, he owns five titles at Indian Wells. He won his 100th career title in Dubai last week.Halep, the No. 2 seed, needed nearly two hours to beat qualifier Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the third round.Kozlova led 6-5 and was within two points of winning the first set before Halep forced a tiebreaker in their first meeting. Halep dominated the tiebreaker, urged on by a large contingent of Romanian fans at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, moved on with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Stefanie Voegele. Andreescu reached the semifinals in Mexico last week.“If someone would have told me I would have gone to the third round of this tournament at the beginning of the year, I would have said, ‘You’re crazy,’” Andreescu said. “This is one of the best tournaments in the world, so I’m just really, really happy.”Other seeded men’s winners were: No. 6 Kei Nishikori, No. 8 John Isner, No. 10 Marin Cilic, No. 12 Karen Khachanov, No. 14 Daniil Medvedev, No. 22 Kyle Edmund, No. 25 Diego Schwartzman and No. 32 Guido Pella. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Serena Williams leaves the court, retiring with a medical issue, during her match against Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Serena Williams’ return to tennis after a five-week break ended early with her retiring from the BNP Paribas Open because of a viral illness Sunday.Williams raced to a 3-0 lead over two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza in their third-round match before dropping six straight games and the first set, 6-3.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Apprehension of gang members can lead to reduction of crime in Linden – Regional…

first_imgIn light of the arrest of several members of a notorious gang in Linden on Thursday, the community is now breathing a sigh of relief with the expectation that crime will be significantly reducedRegion 10 Chairman Renis Morian.This was the sentiment of Regional Chairman Renis Morian, who noted that with the arrest of the 14 men, residents are expecting that crime will be on the low.However, he noted that while he is optimistic that this will be the case, it might be too soon to predict since there are other members of the criminal gangs who might want to continue where the others left off.“Only time will tell…if those men were indeed responsible and if the crime rate in Region 10 will decrease since the alleged gang members would be behind bars and off the streets”, he added.The police nabbed several alleged arsonists on Thursday morning during a raid which unearthed multiple homemade incendiary bombs called “Molotov cocktails”.A number of other illegal items were also unearthed during the police raid.According to a senior police source, most of the suspects are between the ages of 20 and 25 and had been wanted by the police for recent crimes involving torching a motor vehicle and setting houses afire.Reports are that the police operation commenced at 06:00h on Thursday and lasted some six hours.When ranks arrived at the location where the men had gathered, the Molotov cocktails along with small amounts of illegal narcotics were in their possession. The men were immediately arrested and taken into Police custody.Meanwhile, two of the suspects were charged with illegal possession of motorcycles.The motorcar that the men are believed to have torched belonged to ex-policeman Teon Allen, also called “Spoil Child”, who Police had issued a wanted bulleting for on September 4.The press release had announced that Allen was wanted in connection with attempted murder and some five days later after Allen turned himself in to the police, his vehicle was torched while parked at a location at One Mile Wismar, Linden.It is alleged that the suspects arrested on Thursday are a part of a “gang”, while Allen belonged to another. The torching of the vehicle is said to have been as a result of a turf war between the two gangs.When contacted by Guyana Times on Saturday for an update on the matter, Commander of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani), Ramesh Ashram was reluctant to comment on the issue.He referred the publication to contact the Guyana Police Force’s Public Relations Officer for any information about the detention of the suspects.last_img read more

Fog advisory issued for the North Peace region

first_imgIt comes as near zero visibility continues to threaten the region, which is expected to dissipate late this afternoon.“Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero,” the advisory reads. “Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.”Weather advisories for fog are issued when near zero visibility in fog are expected or occurring.- Advertisement –last_img

England boss Hodgson backs Tottenham star to take international football by storm

first_img1 Harry Kane England manager Roy Hodgson has backed man-of-the-moment Harry Kane to succeed in international football – but stopped short of revealing whether he would make his debut against Lithuania.Kane has scored 29 goals in all competitions for Tottenham this season and his scintillating form was rewarded with a first ever call-up to the England senior squad for Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley and Tuesday’s friendly against Italy in Turin.Hodgson remained tight-lipped about Kane’s involvement in the two matches at Thursday’s press conference, but suggested that he has done enough in training to be involved in some capacity.”We’re very happy with Harry this week, he’s done well,” Hodgson said. “The only thing I can certainly say is he’s not in any way damaged his chances of playing in the full senior team.”I’m pretty sure, over the course of the next two games, we’re going to see him make his full debut.”People have to wait and see when that is. Whether it’s from the start tomorrow or on Tuesday or coming on as a substitute – people will have to wait and see.”last_img read more

Young AVC starts strong

first_img Freshman guard Gary Thomas (Lancaster High) set the tone for AVC in the Rio Hondo game, scoring all of his 15 points in the first half on five 3-pointers. Chelette said sophomore forwards Robert Hughes (Boron) and Donte Bell have made big contributions in the leadership department. Perhaps out of necessity, the Marauders have been playing some of their best defense lately. Victor Valley shot just 30 percent from the floor, and Rio Hondo made just 23 percent of its shots. “Without (Deonte), we have to be really good defensive team and just hope our offense catches up,” Chelette said. Stojic back: Sophomore guard/forward Sasa Stojic was scheduled to play her first minutes Wednesday for the women’s basketball team since undergoing an offseason surgical procedure, in which a portion of her heel bone that was protruding on a nerve was shaved off. AVC coach John Taylor said she made great strides in practices earlier this week, but he acknowledged she’ll probably have to play through significant pain. Stojic, from Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, is hoping to parlay her AVC experience into an opportunity to play at a four-year school before her visa expires later this year. “She’s not 100 percent, but she’s a really tough kid, and she wants to give it a go,” Taylor said. Also: Sophomore guard Rhiannon McCrumb (Quartz Hill) left the women’s basketball team for personal reasons. “She’s one of my all-time favorite kids, and she is missed, but sometimes life situations are more important than basketball,” Taylor said. … Freshman guard Rebecca Maessen’s status with the team will evaluated after doctors on Monday assess a foot injury that has sidelined her all season. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Huff suffered the injury when he was undercut by a Moorpark defender while driving to the basket in a Dec. 27 College of the Canyons tournament game. Huff leads the team, averaging 23.7 points and 7.9 rebounds. He is the Marauders’ only player averaging double digits in scoring, and he has led them in scoring in all but two of the 16 games he has played. “Deonte carried us on his back the early part of season,” Chelette said, “and when he got hurt and we found out we’d have to play our first conference games without him, those young guys really could have really just tanked, but they continued to work, and they’ve been playing really well. “It’s amazing I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t surprised. Each game, somebody else has stepped up for us.” In the Victor Valley game, freshman guard Brandon McQueen scored 18 points, 10 in overtime. LANCASTER – What little margin for error the freshmen-heavy Antelope Valley College men’s basketball team had with former Lancaster High standout Deonte Huff in the lineup evaporated when the sophomore sensation suffered a fractured wrist late last month. That the Marauders won their first two Foothill Conference games without Huff made their strong start that much more impressive. AVC (9-10, 2-0 heading into Wednesday’s conference game against Desert of Palm Desert) opened conference play Jan. 4 with a 69-57 overtime victory over Victor Valley of Victorville, then defeated Rio Hondo of Whittier 69-57. Huff was scheduled to undergo an X-ray Wednesday to evaluate the severity of the injury, and he could rejoin the team soon, coach Newton Chelette said. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MOVILLE MINOR LADIES EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER FANAD GAELS

first_imgMoville GAA NewsLOTTOThere was no jackpot winner this week. The €50 runner up prize went to Danielle McKenna. The numbers were 6, 10, 14 and 18 Next weeks jackpot €5,600. Thank you for your continued supportUNDERAGE SATURDAY MORNINGUnderage training runs every Saturday morning at the following times:Toddlers, U6 and U8s boys and girls 10-11am. U10 boys at 11-12 and U10 and U12 girls at 11-12. All new children welcome.SENIOR MEN Moville senior men were unfortunately defeated by Naomh Ultan in Ballybofey on Saturday night by a score of 1-05 to 2-09. Moville senior men will be disappointed to be leaving the championship at this stage and will feel they could have got a result from this game. A penalty awarded to Naomh Ultan in the first minute of the match meant it would be an uphill struggle for the boys in blue. Despite drawing level early in the second half through a Josh Lafferty goal and points from Ciaran Diver they could not see out the game. Good luck to Naomh Ultan who will face Urris in the Junior A Championship final. Senior training resumes this week on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45pm.U16 GIRLS COUNTY CHAMPIONSCongratulations to the Moville U16 girls team who defeated St. Eunan’s at the Scarvey in Buncrana under the floodlights last Thursday night.The girls were behind at half time by a score of 2-02 to 0-03, but their second half performance was fantastic.This was a great display of attacking passing football from a well drilled team. The final score was 3-13 to 2-03 in Moville’s favour. A huge congratulations to the girls and their manager Paul McDermott with his assistants Elaine Cavanagh and Mary McDermott. The minor girls team booked their place in the next round of the championship the following night after defeating Fanad Gaels at home.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE MINOR LADIES EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER FANAD GAELS was last modified: September 30th, 2014 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:GAAmovilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

HMS SALDANHA EVENTS GET UNDERWAY

first_img.Events to mark the deaths of more than 250 sailors who were drowned when the HMS Saldanha went down in stormy seas off the coast of freezing Lough Swilly almost 200 years ago get underway today.Both the ship’s captain and its parrot were recovered but many of the men who perished on board the stricken vessel were never found.Captain William Pakenham managed to make it to shore but reportedly died from the shock of poitin poisoning given to him by helpful locals. His parrot, which had a silver collar inscribed with the words “Captain Pakenham – Saldanha’, was shot a week later by a gamekeeper.A massive stone close to the 18th fairway on the famous Portsalon Golf Club is believed to have been used to cover the bodies of some of those who drowned and were washed ashore.Now, on the eve of the disaster’s 200th anniversary on tomorrow, historians are looking at using scanners to locate the bodies.Anne Cadwallader, a member of the organising committee of the Saldanha Commemoration, told Donegaldaily.com that members of Portsalon Golf Club have been very accommodating. “They could have been a little bit sticky about this but all they have been is welcoming.“They have given us all the assistance we have asked for and have even allowed us to have a commemoration ceremony on the golf course.“We believe as do many others than there are bodies buried on the 18th fairway. Over the years many bones have been found,” she said.As well as the physical finds, there have been many unexplained happenings over the years with reports of ghostly sailors walking the coastal roads close to the scene of the tragedy.The ship’s original anchor has also been recovered and is located at Fort Dunree MilitaryMuseum. Now 200 years after the tragedy, the men who lost their lives are finally to be honoured and the restless souls given some form of closure.Today, Saturday, ecumenical prayers will be said close to the grave of Captain Pakenham at the Abbey graveyard in the seaside village of Rathmullan from where the Saldanha set out.The following day on the 200th anniversary of the tragedy, maritime historian John O’Raw will give a talk at Portsalon followed by a torchlight procession to the site of the mass grave on the golf course.Donegal County Council is also planning to erect granite memorials to the tragedy at both Portsalon beach and on the golf course. “Hopefully both these ceremonies will put these wandering souls to rest,” added Ms Cadwallader.All details of this weekend’s event are in the poster below:HMS SALDANHA EVENTS GET UNDERWAY was last modified: December 3rd, 2011 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:commemorationHMS SaldanhaPortsalon Golf Clublast_img read more

SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – BALLYBOFEY PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgThey may have been a little late (what’s four hours when you’ve won Sam Maguire!) but that didn’t stop the people of the Twin Towns from turning out in force for the Donegal team.Huge crowds gathered in the wind and the rain for Jim McGuinness and the boys in the shadow of MacCumhaill Park – the scene of many inter-county battles down through the years.Next year it will be the base from where Donegal defend Sam! WITH MANY THANKS TO GERARD MCHUGH FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHS!SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – BALLYBOFEY PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: September 26th, 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:Ballybofeydonegalpicture specialSam Maguirelast_img read more