Rockets GM says team is ‘obsessed’ with dethroning Warriors

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jokic leads Nuggets to first win in Portland since 2013 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Rockets defeated the Warriors 122-121 in a highly competitive game on opening night last October and are scheduled for two match-ups in January. Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Although the playoffs won’t start until April, Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey has made it clear that beating the Warriors “is the only thing we think about.”“I think I’m not supposed to say that, but we’re basically obsessed with ‘How do we beat the Warriors?’” the proud executive told ESPN Radio’’s Ryen Rusillo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Last year the Spurs knocked us off, so we’re very worried about the Spurs, they’re always one step ahead of every organization and guard us better than anyone. But we calculated it—it’s like 90 percent if we’re gonna win a title, we’ve gotta obviously beat the Warriors at some point. So we’re extremely focused on that. A lot of our signings and what we do during the year is based on that.”This off-season, Morey admitted to ESPN’s Zach Lowe that the team would be  “[upping] our risk profile and [getting] even more aggressive” with finding the right personnel for Mike D’Antoni’s up-tempo offense, which resulted in trading for Chris Paul. Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul, right, steps over Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) after losing the ball out of bounds during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, California.  AP/Ben MargotAfter the first 31 games of the 2017-2018 NBA season, the Houston Rockets are tied with the Golden State Warriors as the number 1 seed in the Western Conference with a 25-6 record.With the arrival of Chris Paul this off-season, the team’s lethal offensive repertoire just got even deadlier, with some claiming it’s already at par with the reigning NBA Champions.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


Maryland takes responsibility for mistakes in player death

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgHead coach DJ Durkin is also on administrative leave and his future is unclear. McNair family attorney Billy Murphy Jr. has said Durkin should be fired immediately.Evans said Tuesday the university has “hired an external review team to take a look at this, but as additional information comes forward, we will do what’s appropriate.”Dr. Rod Walters, a former college athletic trainer, has been hired by Maryland to investigate the circumstances of McNair’s death. A report is expected by Sept. 15, but the school has been provided preliminary findings and shared some of those in a news conference.“We have learned that Jordan did not receive appropriate medical care, and mistakes were made by some of our athletic training personnel,” Evans said. “Walters found that the emergency response plan was not appropriately followed” and that McNair’s symptoms “were not properly identified or treated.”Evans said the training staff did not take McNair’s temperature or immerse him in cold water, the suggested treatment for an individual overcome by heat.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Barrientos keeps lead in 2 divisions in GMTBC Open qualifiers MOST READ Athletic director Damon Evans acknowledged “mistakes were made” by the training staff in the treatment of McNair, who was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. Head trainer Wes Robinson and Steve Nordwall, an assistant athletic director for training, were placed on administrative leave by Maryland last week.The attorney for the McNair family said a preliminary death certificate indicates the cause of death was heatstroke.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Court posted his letter of resignation on Twitter on Tuesday. He wrote: “I am stepping down to allow the team to heal and move forward.” He had previously been placed on administrative leave.A person familiar with Court’s settlement agreement told The Associated Press that he received a one-time payment of $315,000. He was in the first year of a two-year contract that ran through February 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement was not released by the school. Maryland athletic director Damon Evans pauses as he speaks at a press conference held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, to address the school’s football program and the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed on a practice field and subsequently died, in College Park, Md. Athletic director Damon Evans said Tuesday that “mistakes were made” in the treatment of McNair after he fell ill during a conditioning drill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept “legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes.”Maryland also parted ways with strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, who resigned in the wake of the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.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 award Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ University President Wallace Loh said the visit to the McNair home was to apologize personally for the loss.“They entrusted their son to us, and he did not return home,” Loh said. “The University accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that were made on that fateful day. … They misdiagnosed the situation.”Loh is adamant in his belief that the school will take steps to make sure this never happens again.“I made a commitment to Jordan’s parents,” he said. “I want to make the same commitment to the parents of all of our student-athletes, and to our entire campus community: We will do everything within our power to ensure that no University of Maryland student-athlete is ever again put in a situation where his or her safety and life are at foreseeable risk.”Later in the day, the law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, which represents the McNair family, wrote in a statement: “While Marty and Tonya will never get another day with Jordan, Dr. Loh’s words were meaningful to them and give them some comfort that he will put the University on the path to change the culture of the program so that no Terrapin family will have to endure the heartache and grief that they feel.”Several members of the football program have come under fire for being mentally and physically abusive to the student-athletes. Loh announced the formation of a commission “to conduct a full and expeditious review of the reported allegations of the conduct of the football staff and of the football program climate.”Loh distinguished between training staff and coaching staff when he spoke about mistakes that led to McNair’s death, but added the reports of “bullying behavior” by football coaches “are totally inconsistent with what we stand for, and our values.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


AFC Region 10 arm elects new management Committee

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgFollowing the hosting of elections in Linden last Saturday, the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) arm of the Alliance For Change (AFC) has elected Committee members to serve in its Regional Management, Women For Change and Youth for Change arms.Members of the new executives of the AFCThe new Constitution of the Regional Management Committee includes Chairman, Devin Sears; Vice-Chairman, Vladimir Glasgow; Secretary, Mark Goring; Treasurer, Roger Kingston and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Michelle Daniels.The executives include Abiola Archer, Troy Fidkou, Pastor Samuel Garraway, Vanessa Fraser, Corretta Braithwaite and Tiffany Marshall.Elected Members of the Women For Change Linden arm includes Chairperson, Michelle Daniels; Vice-Chairperson, Abby DeSouza; Secretary, Ashtorine Antigua and Treasurer, Vanessa Fraser.The Committee members include Corretta Braithwaite, Roxanne Davis, Michelle Curry and Onika Paddy. Newly-elected members of the Youth For Change include Chairperson, Abiola Archer; Vice-Chairperson, Tiffany Marshall; Secretary, Onika Paddy; Treasurer, Vernella Chester and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Shion Antigua. The newly-elected Committee member is Marisa Robertson.The newly-elected Committee, in a release, noted that the Management Committee remains committed to making full representation on behalf and in the interest of the residents of Region 10.“…one that fosters socioeconomic and youth development, investments, capacity-building and maintaining good governance to name a few; it will continue cohesively with the APNU to ensure that the reality of a good life for all Guyanese comes in to fruition,” the release stated.last_img read more


Cycling Club laments having to pay Police for road races

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgThe executives of the Flying Ace Cycling Club (FACC) are lamenting that they are now required to pay the Police a sum of money to run off cycle road races.FACC Coach Randolph Roberts has expressed disappointment over a decision by the Guyana Police Force B Division which will now see his Club paying for the services offered by the Police there whenever it stages its cycling meets.According to Roberts, he was required to pay the Police a total of $15,000 to stage a road race recently. Roberts, who continues to work voluntarily to develop the sport of cycling, exclaimed that this was the first time he has ever paid the Force for its services rendered on race day.“I worked with all the Commanders in this Division and I have never had such a situation.  I had a discussion with the Commander and I told him that we are not holding a gate to collect any money, so that we could get money to pay back the Police. I go out there and deal with the business community so that we could get these youngsters off the street and involved in something that is worthwhile for their lives. I cannot afford to pay the Police $15,000 whenever I have a race,” Roberts said, adding that the first prize for many races did not reach the $15,000 level.Sponsor of the said race, Franco Crawford is in disagreement with the charge of $15,000 to run off a non-profitable cycle race.“I am surprised that the Police Force which is meant to protect, is now charging $15,000 just to host a bike event. I think that is not good because when they start doing this and we don’t have enough money to give to the cyclists to encourage them and for them to purchases chains and tyres for their training and for their racing and then we have to pay the Police then we may not be able to sponsor any event or to have any event if we had to pay the Police.”In an invited comment, Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said it was a policy of the Force to be paid for its services. The Commander added that he apologised that it was not done nor told to the Cycling Club in the past, but it was a requirement that the Club pays.last_img read more


Hat-trick at Arsenal, Man United lose at OT and Chelsea penalty miss – PL quiz

Posted On Jan 3 2020 by

first_img Michu scored twice for Swansea against QPR in 2012 Beckham from the halfway line, Arsenal put six past Everton and Quinny’s hat-trick at Highbury.In 23 seasons of the Premier League, there have been some superb openings to the season.And now it is back, let’s hope for some more.But how much do you remember about previous campaigns? Try these 10 questions to test your memory…PREMIER LEAGUE STREAMSAbout | Privacy | TermsCHELSEA V SWANSEA IS LIVE ON TALKSPORT FROM 5PM ON SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 1last_img


ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgRosses ACGood luck to our club athletes competing in the Ulster schools championships in Antrim this week. Uneven ages competition this Sunday 6th May at 12pm at Strabane track club. Ages start at under 11s up to Seniors and Masters. Contact Patricia Boyle if interested in going. Good runs by Noel Diver and Derek Gillespie last weekend in the Milford 5k. One thing to note however is that we do need to have everybody registered with the club (20 euro) and also we would encourage people to start wearing the club vests – contact Ita for details. The northwest 10k is coming up on Sunday and many athletes are planning to complete in this event – due to he large numbers in recent times it is worth considering registering on line. It would be great to see all club members wearing the club colours at this event.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 1st, 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:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more


GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE DEFEATED BY NAOMH BRÍD IN LEAGUE CLASH

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA News:The seniors lost out at Naomh Brid on Saturday evening.The reserves game against Naomh Brid didn’t go ahead.  Naomh Colmcille U12s hosted Glenfin on Wednesday evening.Our U10s hosted Convoy on Friday eveningThe U16 girls team hosted Steelstown – well done to all involved and thanks to Steelstown for coming out for the match.Naomh Colmcille GAA Club are hosting a Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp from the 6th to the 10th of July for all children aged 6 to 13 years. Camp starts at 10 am to 2.30 pm. Please bring packed lunch and dress for the weather!! Tuck shop provided. Each child will receive a Jersey,training top and a backpack in county colours. Cost is €55 for the first child and €45 for second child and €40 for each child thereafter. A week of fun games and crack with qualified coaches. Everyone welcome. Contact Sharon on 08709685558.There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry.Time is running out to get club registration sorted. If you think you’ll be looking for Donegal tickets for the Championship you’ll need to become a member. Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559).Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme. Please leave vouchers down at the clubhouse so they can be sent away.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule. Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Training Monday (22nd) at 7:00 pm. U16s. Training Monday (22nd) and Friday (26th) at 6:15 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U14s. Training Monday (22nd) at 8:00 pm. Training also on Wednesday (time tbc). Ulster Feile at Glenullin on Saturday – details will be sent out during the week. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U12s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Girls. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 8, 6, 13, 16, 23 and the winners (matching 3 numbers) are John Lynch, Ryan McErlean snd Paddy McCauley who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot is  €1150.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE DEFEATED BY NAOMH BRÍD IN LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: June 23rd, 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:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more


COMMUNITY ALERT AS ANOTHER FARMER ROBBED BY BURGLARS

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgCOMMUNITY ALERT: A BURGLARY gang is operating in east Donegal this weekend with an elderly farmer the latest victim of crime.People living in the area should be on the look-out for suspicious activity, check on neighbours and secure their property.The gang is driving a wine-coloured car; however the make and model of the car is not clear. Gardaí are investigating. The latest incident happened near Raphoe.A farmhouse was broken into and televisions stolen. When leaving the property, the burglars hit the side of their vehicle, smashing the wing mirror – a wine-coloured wing mirror cover was found at the scene.The incident happened at the end of a long private lane and the thieves were cocky enough to drive past several other homes on the lane without fear of being caught.“Thankfully the elderly farmer wasn’t at home at the time,” said a neighbour. “Gardaí told us the farm house was chosen because it is in a secluded area and this gang is deliberately targeting the elderly.“We’d be grateful if Donegal Daily were to highlight this to try to prevent further break-ins.”Done. COMMUNITY ALERT AS ANOTHER FARMER ROBBED BY BURGLARS was last modified: October 6th, 2013 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) Tags:burglarcommunity alertDonegal DailyRaphoelast_img read more


Below-par bowling, India’s bane?

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

Giant prepared to bring bike to India for Rs 10.6 lakh

Posted On Nov 27 2019 by

first_imgGiant bicycle headed to IndiaInternationally renowned bike maker Giant is all set to bring the world’s fastest bicycle, Propel Advanced SL 0, to India at a sticker price that will put the best Harleys to shame. This bicycle will cost, hold your breath, Rs 10.6 lakh and has been used in the Tour de France, the toughest bicycle event in the world. It has been vigorously tested in Europe to certify that it is fastest among them all.  Propel’s frame will be made of carbon fibre, which is commonly used in making Formula 1 racing cars, as well as the Boeing Dreamliner aircraft. A total of 22 gears, along with numerous electronic gear components are responsible for the motion of this bicycle.Pravin Patil, MD at Giant Starkenn said, “The measure how fast a bicycle is how much air it can cut and how aerodynamic it is. There is no top speed, but it can do 70 kph and more.” He also stated the following, “During the Auto Expo, we brought our top of the line Trinity Advanced SL 0 that costs Rs 10.89 lakh and were surprised when it was picked up a month later. That gave us confidence that such expensive bikes will find takers here.”This bicycle will be imported from Taiwan in a semi-knocked down condition and will be assemble assembled in India by Starkenn Sports, the entity responsible for marketing Giant bicycles in the country. Giant already has stores in Pune and Bengaluru, and will be adding add Delhi and Mumbai this fiscal. According to the company, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Chennai will follow suit next fiscal. These bicycles can also be purchased online.advertisementThe Indian premium bicycles market is estimated at roughly 250,000 units per annum, generating an overall turnover of Rs 100 crore.last_img read more