Depleted Spurs beat Suns for 8th win in 9 games

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “It was our fifth game in seven nights, on the road, had a back-to-back to end it all,” Popovich said. “I thought we were pretty tired, but I thought they hung in as well as they could.”The Spurs left Pau Gasol and Manu Ginobili home to rest after a victory over Boston on Friday night and had Danny Green (left groin tightness) and Kyle Anderson (left MCL sprain) out with injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseStill, they led by as many as 19 points in the third quarter before the Suns came back to take their first lead of the night, 100-99, on Marquese Chriss’ breakaway dunk with 1:32 to go after a San Antonio turnover.Josh Jackson made one of two free throws to boost the Phoenix lead to 101-99 with 29 seconds remaining before Patty Mills got the ball to Forbes, who made his lone 3 in six tries. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene San Antonio led by as many as 15 in the first half and 19 in the third quarter before a 12-2 Suns surge to cut the Spurs’ lead to 71-69 on Troy Daniels’ 3-pointer from the corner with 53 seconds left in the period. But Mills made two 3s in the final 10 seconds of the quarter and San Antonio led 79-71 entering the fourth.Warren rattled in a 3 to punctuate another 12-2 surge that made it tied it 94-94 for the first time since it was 2-2.Aldridge said it was good to have to “learn how to execute down the stretch with different guys.”“A lot of these guys haven’t been in that type of moment, haven’t been in the game down the stretch,” he said. “We had some mistakes but just helping these guys get better and having them be in those types of moments is something that is going to make us better down the stretch.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, blocks the shot of Phoenix Suns’ T.J. Warren during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)PHOENIX, Arizona—San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says Bryn Forbes has “never seen a shot he didn’t like.”There was one in particular that both of them must have loved Saturday night.Forbes sank his only 3-pointer of the night with 21.5 seconds to play and the severely depleted Spurs held off a fourth-quarter Phoenix rally to beat the Suns 104-101.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES “I think every shot is going in,” Forbes said. “He (LaMarcus Aldridge) set a great screen and got me wide open. I couldn’t have asked for a better screen. Patty put it right in my shot pocket. That is what he told me to say. He made a great pass.”Phoenix’s Mike James scored 25 points, one shy of his career high, but missed a 3-pointer, the Spurs got the rebound and Mills sank two free throws with 1.6 seconds to play.Jared Dudley’s 3 from the corner went off the side of the backboard at the buzzer.Mills and Aldridge scored 20 apiece for San Antonio in its fourth straight win and eighth in nine games. T.J. Warren scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half for the Suns, who fell to 0-2 since losing Devin Booker to a left adductor strain that is expected to sideline him two to three weeks.“Took us 24 minutes to find a group that would play with the right energy,” Phoenix interim coach Jay Triano said. “I mean, we just seemed to be a step slow. You know, I was mixing guys in and out trying to look for offense, defense, anything that would give us some juice and finally got it in the second half.”ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Silva avenges friend’s loss, beats Naito for ONE strawweight title 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

TNT gets new import, coaching consultant

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college USA women’s hoop dynasty names 16 finalists for World Cup Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments MOST READ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDon’t be surprised to see a new-look TNT KaTropa when they plunge back into action at the resumption of the PBA Governors’ Cup.TNT has reportedly tapped Marqus Blakely, the 2013 Governors’ Cup Best Import and two-time PBA champion during his previous stints with the Purefoods franchise, to be its third import in the season-ending conference.ADVERTISEMENT Dickel is a two-time Kiwi Olympian who played under Tab Baldwin.TNT, which is currently in eighth place with a 2-4 mark, hopes to turn its fortunes around against Rain or Shine on September 22 in Iloilo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blakely, who last saw action for the Hotshots in 2016, is the KaTropa’s latest reinforcement after Mike Glover and Stacy Davis.ESPN5’s Carlo Pamintuan was first to report on Blakely joining TNT.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 ChrissApart from Blakely, TNT also reportedly hired Mark Dickel as consultant, as per Tiebreaker Times’ Matthew Li.Dickel’s appointment came on the heels of the team’s decision to put head coach Nash Racela on leave after a 1-4 start.last_img read more

Govt contradicts self on death penalty – Nandlall

first_imgFormer Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall said Government has found itself between a rock and hard place, with its position on the death penalty in Guyana, as the recent passage of the Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment Bill showed that it otherwise supported the penalty.Nandlall argued that Government, through Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams, had inserted some 14 mandatory death penalty offences in the last AML/CFT Bill, which, incidentally was rushed through all three readings in Parliament, recently.President David Granger last Thursday said that he, at this point, did not support the death penalty in Guyana. In fact, his words were that he had no intention of executing anyone.Nandlall, a front bencher of the parliamentary Opposition, contends that the Government’s stance was rather contradictory.During the debate, Nandlall argued that the death penalty was not a penal measure that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) insisted upon. He argued too that many countries like France and the United Kingdom (that are FATF-compliant do not have the death penalty in their laws. According to Nandlall, the 14 mandatory death penalty cases in a singular Bill will put Guyana in conflict with previous postures adopted at the United Nations and Organisation of American States.He said he had enquired whether that was the posture the Government of Guyana wished to adopt on the death penalty in the year 2016, having regarded the international climate on this issue.“Of course, my presentation was ignored. The Bill was passed and assented to by the President. On the 22nd of May, 2016, the Guyana Times newspaper carried a bold headline which read “Guyana in a diplomatic dilemma over death penalty… FATF requirement vs UN commitment”. Exactly as I predicted. Today, the <<>> headline reads, “I have no intention of executing anyone” – President Granger”. “This disclosure, he said, raises the following questions: whether the Attorney General did not consult with the President before he inserted 14 mandatory death penalty offences on this Bill, or whether the AG was “acting on a frolic of his own”, whether the President knew that he was assenting to a Bill that imposed mandatory death penalty for 14 different offences, and whether the Attorney General was not advised that it was not open to the President to assent to Bills, make them into laws and then publicly declare that he will abdicate the responsibilities which those laws impose upon him. He said the situation is confusing.Last week, the Head of State made his position clear on the death penalty in Guyana, noting that he has no intention of executing anyone.Although the death penalty remained enshrined in Guyana’s laws, there has not been any execution for decades. According to the President, the death penalty remains on the statute books, but Government is yet to pronounce on whether it will be abolished or not.“I don’t have any intentions of executing anyone. Some people feel that the death penalty is a deterrent; some feel that it is not, but I do not have any intentions of approving the execution of anyone.”He said some people think that “it is best on the books as a last resort. There is a difference and there is no single statement out of the Government whether it will abolish the death penalty or not. In due course, we will arrive at a position…”Guyana has committed to join the worldwide efforts to abolish capital punishment, which is deemed inhumane and completely ineffective in deterring crime. Guyana has not abolished the penalty, but there is a moratorium on its use, despite the fact that criminals are still being sentenced to death. Guyana’s last execution was in 1997.One hundred and fourteen countries have abolished the death penalty, either by law or by practice, according to statistics from a report compiled by Amnesty International.last_img read more

Relative repairs Sheema Mangar’s memorial stone

first_imgDays after a minibus stuck a memorial stone erected in memory of Sheema Mangar at Camp Street and North Road, a relative of the dead bank employee was seen repairing the stone on Thursday,The memorial stone was damaged after the driver of a minibus attempted to driveA relative repairing the memorial stone on Thursdayover the traffic median in an attempt to divert from the traffic build-up.The incident brought to mind the gruesome manner in which Mangar was run down some eight years ago.Mangar’s story sent shockwaves across the country.On September 10, 2010, the then Demerara Bank employee was waiting for transportation on North Road, Georgetown when she met her death at the hands of heartless bandits who had robbed her of her mobile phone.In desperation, it was reported, the young lady tried to stop the bandits by standing in front of the getaway car, but she was run down and subsequently dragged several feet. She sustained injuries and was taken to the St Joseph Mercy HospitalThe Route 44 minibus on the day the memorial stone was brokenwhere she later died.The family of the then 20-year-old woman had erected a memorial stone in the vicinity of the accident scene some time after in remembrance of her.This case is among a long list of cold cases that remain unsolved by the Guyana Police Force.last_img read more

Paws for a Cause a day for the dogs and the owners who love them

first_imgHe said once the dogs reach a certain age they are retired from the program, but because of their specialized training, handlers often keep their dogs even when they begin training other ones, or they find an appropriate home for the dog where it can adjust to not working.”Once they do actually retire, they enjoy it. It takes them two or three months to realize they are not going to work anymore, but once they do, they are pretty adept at lying on their backs and taking in the rays.”He added it is a special bond between handler and dog, one developed on trust.”Our dogs are a tool, but they are not an expendable tool. They are the next thing to flesh and blood for us.”He said while the job requires non-stop training, he enjoys it because he likes to work outside and have fun with his dogs.Advertisement He said the dogs that are not successful in the program are usually sold to individuals involved with search and rescue, to other police forces, or just to civilians who have good homes for the dogs.Kyle said if the training is successful, the dog becomes an important asset to assist officers in locating suspects, missing persons and narcotics, and sometimes to apprehend suspects. He said the dogs are trained to hone in on the freshest human scent in an area and follow it, and to ignore all other smells, and they are not trained to be instinctually aggressive with people.”He’s not a mean dog, he has a good disposition, and he just wants to find people,” he said of Barter. “He’s a big goof, and he loves to play, but his play is his work.”Kyle also demonstrated that Barter has been trained to locate firearms based off the scent of gunpowder residue, and that sense is so precise that the dog can not only locate where a gun is but can also show where it has been recently.Advertisement It was a beautiful day for people to bring their pets – mainly all kinds of canines – to Kin Park to take part in all sorts of activities, from grooming to agility tests and pet photos for the four-legged participants, and a silent auction and merchandise tables for the two-legged ones.The main event that afternoon was the Walk for the Animals, which made its way from Kin Park, up Eighth Street and through the downtown area and back to the park again. Participants collected pledges on behalf of their beloved pets for the South Peace Branch of the SPCA to help them provide shelter and other services for abused, neglected or displaced animals. More information will be provided later this week on the overall success of the fundraiser.A highlight from that afternoon was the police dog demonstration, facilitated by Cst. Brady Kyle and his two-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd, Barter, who was actually named after the RCMP’s longest-serving dog handler, Cpl. Terry Barter. Kyle said Barter is the product of a police dog breeding program and is actually the sixth dog he has trained or attempted to train.- Advertisement -He said that training can start as early as when the dog is just a few months old, and can take a few years to complete. A potential handler takes a five-day course to determine whether that member is suitable to raise pups, and is then matched up with a dog. The dog then goes through a “quarrying and imprinting phase” for at least two years where it is introduced to all kinds of different situations it might encounter in the field.Kyle said if the dog is successful in that part of the training, the potential handler and his dog will be recommended by a trained handler to take an 85-day course in Innisfail, Alta., where the RCMP’s dog training program is centralized.”Our dogs have to be proficient in a tracking profile, searching profile, apprehension profile and narcotics profile,” he said. “If they are not proficient in even one of those profiles, then they don’t make our program.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Public service planned for Tony Atkins

first_imgAtkins was an active member of the community — involved with both the Peace Valley Environment Association, where he sat as treasurer since the 1980s. He was also a founding member of Stage North in 1978 and volunteered with The Workshop Players in the 1970s.Atkins was also a celebrated teacher and principal in School District 60, where he built his career after moving to Fort St. John in the 1960s. Friends and family of Tony Atkins will hold a public celebration of life next weekend.Atkins died June 11 after a battle with cancer. He was 71.The event will take place at the North Peace Cultural Centre Sat., June 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.- Advertisement -“We’re going to be sharing memories of Tony,” said Oliver Hachmeister, assistant executive director of the centre.“There’s going to be a mic open for people who want to share a story that touches them and reminds them of who Tony was.”Hachmeister, who worked alongside Atkins for 14 years at the cultural centre, said Atkins was instrumental in the arts community, and was part of the original committee that helped get the centre built.Advertisementlast_img read more

Classic transfer: Arsenal land Real Madrid midfielder

first_img Julio Baptista joined Arsenal on loan in 2006 Arsenal look to be edging closer to landing Real Madrid and German World Cup winner Sami Khedira, after it was reported that the two clubs had agreed a fee for the 27-year-old.The Gunners have enjoyed a good relationship with Los Blancos in recent years, most notably landing Mesut Ozil on the final day of the 2013 summer transfer window in a club record deal. However, it is the arrival of another Real midfielder in the summer of 2006 that is the subject here, as Arsene Wenger finally managed to get his hands on ‘the Beast’ Julio Baptista – albeit on loan.Wenger had been trying to sign the Brazilian for two years, but came up short as the opportunity to play for Real proved too hard to resist. After a difficult debut season though, he was listed by Madrid, and Arsenal offered him a home, with Jose Antonio Reyes heading in the opposite direction.Some labelled him a flop, but to others Baptista’s time in north London came to be defined by a single performance as the barrel-chested midfielder scored four times in 44 minutes and missed a penalty during an extraordinary League Cup quarter final match against Liverpool that ended 6-3 to Arsenal.Sadly, it wasn’t all roses for Baptista at Arsenal though. Initial struggles to adapt to English football blighted the opening months of his season, and he was largely judged on his comparably poor scoring record (three goals in 24 Premier League matches).Wenger however, stuck by him and over the course of his solitary campaign Baptista registered 35 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10 goals – further endearing himself to Arsenal fans by scoring twice against rivals Tottenham in the semi final of the League Cup.Ultimately his time in England would be short-lived, although he admitted a year later that he wanted to make his stay permanent, but the deal hinged on Reyes remaining in Madrid.“I loved being in London, it was one of the big experiences of my life to live there. A big metropolis, like the centre of the world, I really enjoyed it,” he said in an interview in 2008.“I learnt a lot of things from Wenger, one of the top-class coaches in Europe today, and I wantedto stay. But in the end Real Madrid didn’t want to do business with Reyes, so it could not be. My best memory was to score four goals at Liverpool.”He eventually returned to Madrid, but despite a strong season was unable to salvage his career at the club and was eventually sold to Serie A side Roma. 1last_img read more

Jobs: Exciting opportunity for van drivers at Fastway Couriers

first_imgFastway Couriers North West are seeking Contact Drivers for their Letterkenny-based depot.Management are looking to recruit Contract drivers with their own vans who will cover specific territories in Donegal.Staff will be based from the depot in Letterkenny. The ideal candidate must have their own Long wheel Base, Mid roof van, preferably white.A good knowledge of the county is preferable but not essential.To Apply, email: northwest@fastway.ieContact: 0866665595 Jobs: Exciting opportunity for van drivers at Fastway Couriers was last modified: October 30th, 2018 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) Tags:delivery driverdriverFastway CouriersJob Vacancylast_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 17 were Dr. Alfie Mannion, Ballydevitt and Roisin Dunlevy, The Glebe. The numbers drawn were 4, 9, 16 & 18 with the jackpot now standing at €2,800.Commiserations to the Senior Reserve team management and players who were defeated by Cloughaneely in the County Final on Sunday last in Mac Cumhaill Park.The Annual General Meeting of Bord na nOg will take place on Monday November 19th in the Abbey Hotel at 8.30 pm. Bord na nOg had their annual Bag Packing fundraiser in SuperValu on Saturday October 28th and the committee would like to thank SuperValu for their continued support.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 6th, 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:Four Masters club noteslast_img read more

Falcons finish strong, top Long Beach City

first_imgTwo weeks ago, Cerritos College lost to Mt. SAC on the final play of the game. On Saturday night, the Falcons were determined not to let it happen again, not against their oldest rival. With Cerritos leading 28-24 in the final minute of the fourth quarter, Long Beach City had reached the Falcons’ 8-yard line and was poised to give Cerritos another heartbreaking loss. Two things, however, were working against the Vikings they had no timeouts left, and Cerritos linebacker John Lehauli’s mother Fana had flown all the way from Tonga to see her son play. On second down-and-goal with 20 seconds left, Lehauli blitzed and sacked LBCC quarterback Alex Aispuro for an 8-yard loss. The Vikings scrambled to get lined up for one final play, but the clock reached 0:00 before the snap and Cerritos reclaimed the Crosstown Cup at Veterans Stadium in a Mission Conference crossover game. “We were determined,” said Lehauli, a freshman who dedicated the victory to his mother in the stands. “We were in that situation once (a 23-21 loss to Mt. SAC on a last-second field goal) and we weren’t going to let it happen again.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Falcons now hold a 26-20-1 edge in the series. “(The Mt. SAC loss) took a lot out of us,” Cerritos coach Frank Mazzotta said. “We needed something like this.” Cerritos (2-3) trailed 24-14 in the fourth quarter but sophomore quarterback Jeff Kline directed two scoring drives that put the Falcons ahead. The first went 88 yards in seven plays, capped by an 8-yard pass to Jerrad Nutt. The winning march went 54 yards and ended with 1:49 remaining when Kline scored from 14 yards on an option, breaking two tackles at the 10. Kline completed 26 of 35 passes for 302 yards and two TDs. “(Kline) did some things that kept us alive,” Mazzotta said. center_img Saturday’s game will be remembered for the wild end to the second half, but also for how the first half ended. With the teams tied at 7 and time running out, Kline took a draw play to the 1-yard line. With two seconds on the clock, Cerritos called and was granted a timeout. Long Beach’s coaching staff claimed the Falcons were out of timeouts but lost the argument. One play later, Jeron Johnson scored to give Cerritos a 14-7 halftime lead. According to LBCC sports information director Chris Ruiz, it was later explained that the officials mistakenly charged the Vikings (3-2) with a timeout when it had been called by Cerritos. Mazzotta said he was told late in the half his team had one timeout remaining. Long Beach coach Jerry Jaso wasn’t so sure. “We thought they were out of timeouts,” he said. “I’d like to know if that was (their third or fourth timeout). I’m not sure we’ll be able to get that.” Both teams have a bye next week before beginning Mission Conference divisional play Oct. 15. Cerritos opens its National Division schedule at Saddleback while Long Beach opens American Division play at home against Mt. SAC. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more