Ibaka saves from the triple the historic streak of the Raptors

first_imgThe pivot shines with 30 points and a decisive shot for the Toronto victoryRicky Rubio stands out with 11 assists in the defeat of the Suns The great performance of the Spanish-Congolese pivot Serge Ibaka (30 points), crowned with the decisive triple that culminated the comeback, has allowed Toronto Raptors to prevail over Indiana Pacers (119-118) and add their twelfth straight victory, the best streak in The history of the franchise, while Phoenix Suns have fallen in Detroit (116-108) with a generous Ricky Rubio.The Raptors have not lost since January 13, when they were overtaken by San Antonio Spurs, and for the third time in their history they had 11 consecutive victories. That figure seemed to be his barrier to the Pacers again, but they turned the score dramatically in the last minutes to reach 12. Photo: Reuterscenter_img In fact, the Pacers, who came to win by 19 points in the third quarter, retained an income of 11 in the absence of 3:32 (103-114) for the final thanks to Malcolm Brogdon (24), Justin Holiday (22) and the ‘triple-double’ of Domantas Sabonis (15, 11 rebounds and 10 assists).The Canadian team had faith to protect the streak and applied especially in defense, accumulating theft of the ball and closing the rebound to gradually reduce its disadvantage. In the absence of 30 seconds, Ibaka (13/21 in shots) scored the triple that turned the score (119-118) after an assist from Kyle Lowry, the other local bulwark with 32 points.In the final seconds, the visitor Victor Oladipo had a triple to give the victory to the Pacers, but his launch failed and the Pacers, despite catching the rebound in attack, could not return to throw to basket thanks to the numantine defense of the Raptors, who celebrated the victory as if it were time for ‘playoffs’.On the other hand, Ricky Rubio contributed 4 points and 11 assists in the Little Caesars Arena, where the Suns conceded their fourth consecutive defeat against Pistons who always controlled the match by Andre Drummond (31 points, 19 rebounds). Kelly Oubre (30) and Deandre Ayton (26 and 12) could not avoid another stumble from the Arizona franchise, which continues to lose ground in the Western Conference.last_img read more

Start Pick-6 with Unbreakable

first_img (2) UNBREAKABLE (3) DWAYNE STAR/ ACTION MAN (4) WARTIME/RUBY ROSE (5) PRINCESS STATISTICS/LEILANI (6) DYSFUNCTIONAL/ SEEKING THE DAWN (7) UNGENUINE ARTICLE/QUEEN OF THE TOWN FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES With female apprentice Andree Powell having scored a stunning upset aboard the 99-1 outsider SAMORA in the seventh race at Caymanas Park on Wednesday, both the pick-9 and twilight Super-6 offer carryovers. The first Super-6 from race two to seven looks tailored for the down-in-class UNBREAKABLE, who failed in his bid to win his fourth consecutive race recently on a $550,000 claiming tag. Reporting under new management, having been claimed by trainer Neive Graham for top owner O’Shaun Connection recently, UNBREAKABLE, with in-form claiming apprentice Linton Steadman aboard, is confidently expected to resume winning ways ahead of recent winner FLYING MIRACLE. DWAYNE STAR, who just failed to catch SHINING LIGHT in the recent Easter Sprint Cup over 1100 metres, should again have the measure of the speedy ACTION MAN, who was third in that race, over the straight five course, to be contested by eight overnight allowance horses. Three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson will now ride DWAYNE STAR for in-form trainer Patrick Lynch. WARTIME, the mount of the improving apprentice Jerome Innis, caught the eye in running last time out and should win the fourth race over 14000 metres for maiden three-year-olds, this for female trainer Margaret Parchment. Briefly, the next three races should be won by PRINCESS STATISTIC (Steadman up); DIYFUNCTTIONAL (Omar Walker up); and GENUINE ARTICLE (Wesley Henry) in the seventh.last_img read more

Team owner: Alab PH poses biggest threat to Hong Kong 5 reign

first_imgCarpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ ABL chief operations officer Jericho Ilagan, meanwhile, announced the return of Thai team Mono Vampire and the entry of three new squads—Nanhai Long Lions from China, Formosa Dreamers from Chinese-Taipei and the CLS Knights Surabaya from Indonesia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Nambatac not ready to go on vacation yetcenter_img Alab likewise tapped veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Rico Maierhofer and Pamboy Raymundo and retained reigning local Most Valuable Player Ray Parks.“I think we will be the biggest challenger to Hong Kong,” said Alab co-owner Charlie Dy, whose team will play its first game against the defending champion at Mall of Asia Arena on Nov. 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHong Kong will parade Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger as one of its heritage imports this season.“It’s exciting to be a head coach at a time when the ABL is a really growing league,” said the all-time great Alapag of his first coaching stint during the league’s launch at Shangri-La at the Fort on Tuesday. Alab Pilipinas team for the 2017-2018 ABL Season. Photo from @alabpilipinas Twitter.With a new coach and a retooled roster, Tanduay Alab Pilipinas declared its readiness to dethrone Eastern SC of Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), which opens with five holdovers, three new teams and a returning club next month.National team legend Jimmy Alapag will call the shots for Alab with former Talk ’N Text import Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa reinforcing the team.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Cartoon: April 20, 2016

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PPP to take to the streets against illegal GECOM appointment

first_img… Jagdeo vows to fight to ensure free and fair elections in 2020…calls on all Guyanese to support protest actionsThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has formally endorsed the plans of its leadership in relation to Head of State David Granger’s unilateral appointment of Justice (rtd) James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and will soon be taking to the streets as part of measures to ensure the conditions for free, fair and transparent elections are restored and met, “both constitutionally and in the composition and practices of the institutions and persons tasked with this vital role.”Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoOpposition Leader and General Secretary of the PPP, Bharrat Jagdeo, held a high-level meeting with parliamentary Opposition members, Regional Democratic Councillors, members of the PPP Central and Executive Committees and the three Opposition-appointed GECOM Commissioners.The Party has since formally endorsed Jagdeo’s initial pronouncement on “the unilateral appointment of retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of GECOM by President David Granger, at night on 19th October, 2017, and, the response to this undemocratic, unlawful, unconstitutional act by the President, and, the extent of the ‘non-cooperation’ actions announced by the Leader of the Opposition in his press statement on the evening of October 19, 2017.”Among the measures endorsed by the Party’s leadership, the PPP will “launch picketing exercises, petitions, appeals, vigils, marches and other peaceful forms of protest to highlight the issues relating to the undemocratic, unilateral, and illegal appointment of the Chairman of the GECOM.”The measures were announced as part of an official party policy to adopt a policy of critical non-participation in the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) governmental activities throughout the length and breadth of Guyana.As it relates to the Party’s participation in the National Assembly, the Party has officially stated that it will continue to fight “in some aspects of the National Assembly and at the GECOM, to protect the integrity of the electoral machinery by undertaking meetings, in and out of Guyana, with the representatives of foreign countries and international institutions, to expose the extent and import of constitutional violations by the Granger APNU/AFC regime.”Among the measures adopted by the Party’s leadership is to “challenge by court action in the courts and at the Caribbean Court of Justice, as necessary, the steps undertaken by President Granger to subvert and thwart the spirit, letter, and intent of the Constitution.”The Party is expected to also roll out a countrywide sensitisation campaign as it relates to “the ongoing threat to democracy and the Guyana Constitution and to resist the stealthy move to an authoritarian state; undertake meetings countrywide to sensitise the Guyanese people and to use other means, including social media and the media, to the reasons, for non-cooperation, and on the progress of the campaign.”The Party also intends to brief and consult civic society bodies which participated in the consultations and which produced the 18 individuals whose names were submitted by the Leader of the Opposition to the President for the post of Chairman of the GECOM between December 2016 and August 2017, even as it consistently and regularly engage with national and regional stakeholders to hold Government accountable and ensure that democracy is not derailed.The political party has already pulled out of participation in the Border Commission which was slated to meet this week following a recent flare-up in relations between the two countries.The Opposition Leader on Thursday last met briefly with the Head of State, who informed him that the third list of nominees for the post of GECOM Chairman was unacceptable and that Justice (rtd) Patterson would be appointed.The President formally rejected the third list on Thursday and immediately swore in Justice (rtd) Patterson who was himself notified only hours earlier.The Opposition Leader subsequently met with media operatives and announced that the Party would be embarking on a countrywide campaign of non-cooperation with Government.Following Friday’s high-level meeting, the Party formally communicated its formalised scope of intended actions. Meanwhile, the Party also responded to the women’s arm of the Alliance For Change which was on Friday critical of Jagdeo’s threats.According to the PPP, “we have also noted the sycophantic ramblings of the AFC apologists in their response to the Leader of the Opposition… So desperate to prove their loyalty to the APNU, the AFC accused the Leader of the Opposition of an unpatriotic stance of non-cooperation and civil disobedience and promised to hold him personally responsible.The Party in its formal statement said “the Leader of the Opposition shall not be intimidated by the corrupt cowards of the AFC whose only interest in governance is their personal well-being and enjoyment of the perks of office.”According to the Party, it “has been down this path before in similar situations in the past, and, we, as a party and our supporters, have prevailed and we overcame with the restoration of democracy on October 5, 1992.”The Party has since called on “all Guyanese, both as individuals and institutions, to become fully acquainted with the issue of the unilateral appointment of GECOM Chairman Patterson; the repeated assaults on democracy; and support the exercise of the right to freedom of speech and peaceful protests in consistent interventions to protect Guyana’s democracy.”last_img read more

Braves reach semis

first_imgThe Tritons (15-6-3) spent much of the second half taking aim at Baldwin Park goalie Damian Loza, with several shots missing wide. But Salazar’s goal set off a celebration on the Braves’ sideline and among their large following. “This is huge for our program,” Baldwin Park’s fifth-year coach, Ricardo Mira, said. “We played a team with a lot of talent, and we showed a lot of heart.” Baldwin Park will play La Quinta in the semifinals, with a coin flip deciding the venue. The start of Friday’s game was delayed almost 30 minutes because Oxnard arrived less than 20 minutes before the scheduled 5 p.m. kickoff. The Braves (18-5-2) got on the scoreboard just before the half when freshman Edgar Padilla scored. Daniel Hernandez’s goal for the Tritons midway through the second half tied the score and seemed to give Pacifica the momentum. The game got very physical, especially in the second half. Baldwin Park drew four yellow cards; Pacifica drew two. Loza and Tritons goalie Guillermo Reyes knocked away several scoring chances. The semifinals is the farthest the Braves have advanced in Mira’s tenure, and athletic director Mike Zimmerman said it might be the farthest the team has advanced in school history. “I am just so proud of the resiliency our guys had tonight,” Mira said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LA PUENTE – Better late than never. Aaron Salazar’s goal with less than two minutes to play Friday lifted the Baldwin Park High School boys soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Pacifica of Oxnard at La Puente High in the CIF-Southern Section Division IV quarterfinals. last_img read more

The Two Mikes – Friday, May 29: Who gives a duck?

first_imgMore madness and mayhem from everyone’s favourite late night duo, Mike Graham and Mike Parry, as they talk Hartlepool, Jeff Stelling and discuss why rubbers are bad for kids!last_img

Fun and new friends at the Christmas Day dinner for those who live alone – Picture Special

first_imgTributes are being made to all involved in a great Christmas Day dinner enjoyed by more than 100 people in the company of new friends.The dinner was held in Conwal Parish Hall, where a band of volunteers spent their Christmas Day preparing, serving and entertaining the guests.The Letterkenny Chamber contacts all its members and asks them to provide the food and provisions for the Christmas Day dinner event for those who live alone. From this request, Radisson Blu have (since year one) sponsored most of the dinners. Other Chamber members and friends donate gifts, soft drinks, table cloths, crackers, mince pies, utensils, cooking equipment, Christmas cake and any money donated is used to fund the balance of the dinners and any fresh goods that are required. Some also volunteer to help at the event or to drive diners to and from the event if necessary.This year one lady kindly offered to make fresh brown bread and deliver it at its freshest on Christmas Day.Anne Condon from the Letterkenny Chamber expressed thanks to all people involved.“Once again, thanks to your generosity, this event went ahead and allowed people to celebrate together, rather than be alone on Christmas Day. Thanks to Radisson Blu for their continued very generous sponsorship and to all members and friends who supported this lovely event by donating money, items, gifts or volunteered their time. “A huge thanks to Kathy O’Connor and her team of volunteers who give up their Christmas Day to organise the actual event. Happy New Year to everyone.”   Fun and new friends at the Christmas Day dinner for those who live alone – Picture Special was last modified: January 6th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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


first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA Notes in Association with Letterkenny Shopping Centre.The Annual Presentation Dinner Dance takes place this Friday, 23rd January in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 7.30pm.Tickets priced at €25.00 are available from Elaina Gallagher (087 2901541), Niall Doherty (086 3062893), The Mount Errigal Hotel, Mac’s Mace and Blake’s Bar. Music on the night is by Eldorado. After a hugely successful 2014 season, it promises to be a night not to be missed. The Minor Board Presentation also takes place this Sunday 25th January in the Mount Errigal Hotel, commencing at 5pm. Further details available on the club Facebook page.The Hurling Academy returns this Friday evening 23rd January indoors in the Aura Leisure Centre from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Training is for boys and girls aged Under-6 to Under-14 and new members are welcome from all parts of Letterkenny.The Sunday Morning Football Academy also returns this Sunday 25th January from 10am to 11am, also indoors in the Aura Leisure Centre. Training for boys and girls aged Under-6 to Under10. New members welcome.Winning Lotto Numbers this week are 1,12,15,16 There were 2 x match 3 winners.Gabriel Duffy, Bomany (Direct Debit)Kieran Doherty, Glencar Irish (Direct Debit)Next week’s jackpot is €1175.Sympathy is extended to the Gallagher and McDermott families on the recent passing of Owen Dubh Gallagher, Gortahork. GAA NEWS: COUNTY CHAMPIONS ST EUNAN’S HOST THEIR DINNER DANCE PRESENTATION THIS FRIDAY was last modified: January 20th, 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


first_imgA TICKET tout based in Glenties has been trying to sell two tickets to the All-Ireland final for more than THREE TIMES their face value.The offer of two seats for the Cusack Stand for this Sunday’s clash with Mayo has reached more than €700 on eBay.And touts across Ireland are doing the same – with just one ticket on offer from a seller in Laois for €500. There’s even one in Sunderland in England who is offering two Cusack tickets for €610.But it’s the seller in Glenties who has really irked local fans with some planning to bombard the eBay page in the next 24 hours in a bid to wreck the tout’s massive profit margin.One angry Donegal fan told us: “This eBay seller from Glenties is currently selling 2 Pair of Tickets for All Ireland Football Final. The tickets are for the Cusack Stand Lower and are currently on offer for bids of €710.“It is an absolute disgrace that someone based in Glenties is openly flogging tickets on eBay. I would encourage people with eBay accounts to flood this item with stupendous bids to ensure that this Judas doesn’t profit from these tickets. “It would also be interesting to know which club this person is affiliated to so they can blacklist him in the future.”Another Donegal Daily reader contacted us with the same complaint. He told us: “I was sick when I saw this. Any decent fan with a spare ticket would give it to a mate or a family member at face value.“I hope this person is identified.”In a response to the outrageous profiteering the GAA insisted it will attempt to trace the Glenties tickets – and others on eBay – to get them cancelled.It means anyone buying them could find the bar code won’t work at Croke Park on Sunday. GAA Director General Pauric Duffy said: “Every ticket is easily traceable. If anyone has information of a ticket being sold on at above its face value we will cancel those tickets.“And we will make sure those responsible never get a ticket again.”There’s another sting in the tail for the GAA.The Glenties seller is using their official logo to flog his tickets on the auction site. ANGER AS GLENTIES TOUT SELLS ALL-IRELAND TICKETS ON EBAY FOR €710 was last modified: September 20th, 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)Tags:ANGER AS GLENTIES TOUT SELLS TICKETS ON EBAY FOR €710last_img read more