Kerr: Stephen Curry injury ‘a good thing for our team’

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Grizzlies’ Gasol fined for profanity during TV interview LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr calls out to hist team from the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. The Warriors won 125-115. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Warriors coach Steve Kerr says that while Stephen Curry’s sprained ankle is not ideal, it may actually help his team in the long run.Curry is expected to miss about two weeks with a sprained right ankle, including Wednesday night’s game against his hometown team, the Charlotte Hornets.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ “A team like ours, I think we will respond well without Steph because you feel threatened when all of a sudden you are without one of your best guys and you realize you are vulnerable,” Kerr said. “When you are vulnerable you tend to have your guard up a little bit. I anticipate that will happen.”While the Warriors have another league MVP they can turn to in Kevin Durant to carry the load, Kerr made it clear that Curry is the “guy who makes us go.”“We have great players but Steph is the engineer, Everything revolves around him so we are going to have adapt and execute better,” Kerr said.Kerr points to last year when Durant got hurt and the Warriors got better as a team, which he said helped the team in the playoffs.“We have to take the same approach with Steph out,” Kerr said.Durant knows it’s his time to step up.“We will have to play a little different,” Durant said. “The way shoots off the dribble and shoots off the catch, it can’t be duplicated by anyone who has ever played the game. So we have to figure out how to plug in what we are missing from Steph. But if we do it as a group collectively everyone will gain confidence.”Curry enjoys playing in Charlotte, where he grew up watching his father Dell play for the Hornets. He attended nearby Davidson College and when he returns home to play it has the feel of a home game for the Warriors. View comments Curry said after the game it was a “dumb play. I got caught on E’Twaun’s shoe as I went by him and couldn’t catch myself.”Kerr confirmed Wednesday that Curry’s ankle is structurally intact.“All things considered it was good news,” Kerr said of the MRI results. “Hopefully it will be a couple, or a few weeks, and he will be back. It’s not anything that’s too serious.”Kerr said Patrick McCaw will miss the Hornets game with a nose contusion and Draymond Green is listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury.Kerr would not say who’ll start for Curry, but it’s possible Shaun Livingston will take his place in the lineup. The team also recalled point guard Quinn Cook from the G-League to join the roster.ADVERTISEMENT “In a weird way, it’s a good thing for our team,” Kerr said. “Obviously I want all of our players healthy. … I think big picture-wise over the next couple weeks it’s an opportunity for our team to get better because we have to. We have no choice.”Curry, wearing a blue Warriors hoodie, took in the latter part of the Warriors’ morning shoot around from the tunnel next to the court, but declined interview requests through the team’s public relations department.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseHe was on crutches and had his right ankle in a protective boot.The two-time league MVP Curry landed awkwardly on the E’Twaun Moore’s foot while going for a late steal in a 125-115 comeback win Monday night at New Orleans. He scored 31 points before the injury and is averaging 26.3 points, 6.6 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game this season. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 awardlast_img read more

Gomez, POC-PSC technical group begin Asiad buildup

first_imgLATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The Philippine chef de mission (CDM) to the Asiad sat down with the joint technical working group of the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission over the weekend on his first official duty.Gomez, appointed CDM by newly-elected POC president Ricky Vargas, said the delegation size, budget, administrative and medical staffing were among the issues discussed.“We still do not have the final numbers, but there will be not much difference from the previous projection,” said Gomez, who took over POC treasurer Julian Camacho.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 crownGomez said they are strongly considering the inclusion of the Gilas Pilipinas men’s basketball team and the popular women’s volleyball squad in the Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 Games to be held in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.The Philippines had its best performance in the 2014 Asian Beach Games in Phuket after winning three golds, two silvers and seven bronzes with Gomez as CDM.A total of 23 gold medalists from last year’s Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games are assured of spots in the Philippine Asiad contingent. 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez led the Philippines to its most impressive output in the Asian Beach Games in 2014.The actor-sportsman now aims to bring the same culture of success to the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia this August.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Painters ship Trollano to KaTropa, acquire big man torres Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The POC also initially approved that athletes who didn’t nab either gold or silver from the SEA Games would stay home.There were 34 silver and 63 bronze medalists from the KL meet. BMX rider Daniel Caluag captured the lone gold medal for the Philippines in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Often spoiling for a spat, Mourinho targets Pogba at Manchester United

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES 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 Vettel fighting to keep F1 title challenge alive in Russia Manchester United’s Paul Pogba reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)LONDON — Whenever Jose Mourinho runs into trouble, there’s always a scapegoat.In the early years of his managerial career, referees, rival coaches and — of course — the media were the target of Mourinho’s ire.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Given the United coach’s recent history at clubs, the discord is far from surprising. Nor would it be if Mourinho doesn’t enjoy a long career at United.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Questioning the professionalism of his players has become a trait of Mourinho, a boss calling out his employees in public. There was stinging criticism of defender Luke Shaw’s training regime. Anthony Martial’s commitment to the team was even called into doubt in July because he left the tour of the United States to spend time with his newborn child.“My family will always come first,” Martial said on social media in a clear rebuke of his manager.As Mourinho’s mood has darkened — while failing to secure the players desired in the summer transfer window — so has his demeanor.Talk of a rift with Paul Pogba, the club’s most expensive signing, has simmered for months. Now it has boiled over in public.Mourinho would be in a position of strength to assert his authority if his team was flourishing. But the early-season unease at Old Trafford has heightened by United being dumped out of the League Cup in the third round for the first time in 11 years with Tuesday’s home loss to second-tier Derby. ADVERTISEMENT It was a third-round game Pogba watched from the stands on the day it was revealed his hopes of leading the team again looked to be over. Mourinho fanned the flames of controversy by announcing the France midfielder had been stripped of the vice-captaincy.However much Mourinho maintained there had been “no fallout,” the lack of public explanation just fermented the opposite impression. The frostiness between the pair played out in public on Wednesday during a training session. Cameras are usually kept far from the Carrington complex but rights holder Sky Sports was allowed in to film ahead of its Saturday broadcast of United’s game at West Ham.Mourinho will have known his actions were being caught on camera as he was heard asking a press officer about an Instagram post by Pogba.If Pogba’s posts from the stands during the Derby game irritated Mourinho, then the midfielder should be confused. From the manner of the player’s signing announcement, which was accompanied by a flashy video, United has seized on his marketability to drive up online interest in the club. Vice chairman Ed Woodward even updates investors on social media growth while delivering the quarterly results.The flagship recruit for Mourinho’s first season in charge of United two years ago, Pogba cost a then world-record 105 million euros (then $116 million).Agent Mino Raiola made tens of millions of euros from the transfer. Moving Pogba on again would earn Raiola another bumper pay day and he has publicly discussed the prospect of him leaving Old Trafford.Whenever United is underperforming — and the team is already eight points behind leader Liverpool after six games — Pogba’s performances often face the most scrutiny. That comes with the price tag.But World Cup-winning France coach Didier Deschamps used a visit to London for this week’s FIFA Best awards to argue that Pogba is far from being self-centered and is a team player.“People have this image of someone individualistic, who thinks about himself,” Deschamps said. “He has sometimes been unfairly criticized by the media and felt this aggressive vibe.”Now the negative vibe seems to be caused by his club coach. Mourinho appears to be always spoiling for a spat, and Pogba is in the firing line. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Then, the Portuguese coach grew more suspicious of perceived foes and relished conflict within his clubs.The relationship with key players broke down at Real Madrid before he left in 2013. Strained relations led to his second spell in charge at Chelsea ending midway through his second season in 2015. The firing was blamed on the “palpable discord” he created, exacerbated by a public row with the team doctor.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 ChrissIf Manchester United thought it could tame Mourinho in the job he craved for so long, the club was wrong.With Manchester City outspending United on players and pulling further ahead on the pitch, Mourinho has grown increasingly frustrated with the club’s leadership and his own squad — and ensured the world knows. 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Food For The Poor commissions 20 shade houses in Linden

first_imgFood For The Poor (FFTP) Guyana Inc on Friday commissioned some 20 shade houses for farmers at West Watooka, Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).One of the shade houses that was commissioned on FridayThe farmers are the first to benefit from the project, which is intended to assist in the production of an increased level of high-value crops all year round.Speaking at the simple commissioning ceremony held at the location on Friday, Food For The Poor’s Project Manager, Andrea Benjamin, indicated that the initiative has been in the pipeline for a number of years as she posited that Linden has the potential to produce more in terms of agriculture. She stressed, however, that assistance is needed for families, noting that this is what the organisation is there to provide. Benjamin highlighted that the initiative is aimed at improving food security, increasing family income as well as providing better nutrition for farmers and members of the community. Additionally, the shade houses are expected to help in the reduction of pests and diseases, thus making farmers better equipped to cultivate more green and leafy vegetables.Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Kent Vincent in his remarks encouraged farmers to make full use of the shade houses. He also pointed to the collaborative effort which led to the implementation of the initiative.“Food For The Poor provide the materials for the construction of the shade houses and the recipients were the ones to come together sometimes in groups and constructed the shade house. Each shade house comes with a wooden trestle, shade mesh, plastic and the size is 80’ x 18’, a garden hose and a 450-gallon water tank for each family”, he noted.The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) through its representative, Sherilyn Perry-Rover, has also committed to providing technical support and training to the beneficiaries and their families to achieve maximum yield from the shade houses.last_img read more

Local athletes compete at GP Triathlon

first_img**SubmittedThe triathlon in Grande Prairie was held in spite on the inclement weather which was occurring up to the start of the race.  Chilly and windy conditions were endured along with temperatures near freezing, this meant participants had to decide between speed and warmth during the event!  Many racers took the extra few minutes to put on layers of clothes.  Fort St. John residents gave a good showing with medals received for all involved.  First time triathlon racers Rebecca Pimm with 1:12:20 and Becky Keim with 1:14:01, both received medals, Silver and Bronze respectively,  in the female 20 to 29 age group.  In the female 30-39 age group Sandra McDonald got a Silver medal with a time of 1:02:32 which was also third best female time overall, along with the best female bike time!  Barb Polehoykie earned a Gold medal with her time of 1:04:26 good for first in the female 40-49 age group and fourth overall.  Darren Guliov had a great time of 1:04:21 for Silver in the male 40-49 age group, Gord Harris was also a Silver, but in the 50-59 age group with 1:03:36 which included the fourth fastest run overall.  Grant Spelsberg was the only Relay participant and on the team ” LJ Pack” did a respectable 4km run of 17:42 which included part of the transition from bike to run.  Grant received a Silver medal with his team in the mixed division.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Drug bust in Dawson Creek

first_imgBy Energeticcity.ca staff The Dawson Creek RCMP cracked down on yet another drug operation on Monday morning. Officers executed a search warrant at a residence on 119th Avenue within the City. The search resulted in the seizure of crack cocaine and cannabis.- Advertisement -The investigation is ongoing, and a number of individuals are currently facing charges.This has been the fourth drug search warrant to be done by the Dawson Creek RCMP, in the past five weeks.last_img

An old-school win for Ohio State duo

first_imgJust like their high school days, when Greg Oden wasn’t on the floor, Mike Conley Jr. took over. Conley Jr. scored a career-high 23 points, and when Oden was around, he created havoc at the defensive end to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Michigan 76-63 on Tuesday night. “Mike can take over a game when he wants to,” said Oden, his teammate at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. “I just sat back and watched and did my part. He can do a lot. He’s a great player.” Conley was a constant for the Buckeyes (21-3, 9-1 Big Ten) as Oden battled foul trouble and sat out 8 minutes of the second half. The freshman point guard hit 9 of 12 shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, and made all three of his foul shots. He also had sixassists, one steal and just one turnover in 38 minutes. Oden added 15 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots. Jamar Butler added 11 points for Ohio State. San Diego State 62, No.15 Air Force 41: Mohamed Abukar scored 16 points, and the host Aztecs (16-7, 5-4, Mountain West Conference) beat the Falcons (20-4, 7-3), for their first win against a ranked team in more than fiveyears. WOMEN No. 5 Connecticut 60, No. 22 Rutgers 50: Charde Houston scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the host Huskies (21-2, 11-0 Big East) over the Scarlet Knights (14-7, 7-3). center_img No. 25 James Madison 80, Longwood 42: Meredith Alexis scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the visiting Dukes (20-2) in a nonconference game. 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

Betemit has no reason to worry

first_imgVERO BEACH, Fla. – Wilson Betemit carried an .077 spring batting average into Thursday’s Grapefruit League game with Florida. But that meager early showing notwithstanding, the man who is expected to be the Dodgers’ opening-day third baseman apparently doesn’t need to worry about his job security. For one thing, Betemit is out of minor-league options, and Dodgers officials still believe strongly enough that he is capable of developing into a dependable power hitter they aren’t willing to risk losing on the waiver wire. Betemit, who wasn’t in the lineup Thursday, has been working extensively in the indoor batting cages with hitting coach Eddie Murray and special instructor Manny Mota. “Right now, I’m feeling better from both sides,” Betemit said. “I’m trying to be more aggressive at the plate. That’s what I have to do every day, go up there and get my pitch and swing the bat. I know I can hit here, but things like this happen. You can’t go 5 for 5 every day. But you always have to make adjustments and do better.” Second base prospect Tony Abreu has caught Little’s eye this spring. Abreu went 3 for 4 with a single, double and home run in Wednesday’s win over the Marlins. He entered Thursday batting .417 (5 for 12). “He has come a long way since last spring,” Little said. “You can see the strength he has added in one year’s time, and that has helped him a lot. He also had a very good winter ball season in the Dominican Republic. He has gained a lot of confidence and a lot of strength, and that is a good combination.” Betemit also showed signs on Wednesday night, when he had what Dodgers manager Grady Little felt were two quality at-bats in the second inning. He flied to left batting left-handed off Gaby Hernandez, and in the fourth he flied to right batting right off Aaron Thompson. “I know he did, just from the way he stayed back and hit both balls,” Little said. “I think it’s a confidence thing with him. He just needs to get going and get untracked. I don’t have a lot of worries about him.” center_img tony.jackson@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 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

Audit of Children’s Museum sought

first_img rick.orlov@dailynews.com 213-978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A city official called for an audit Wednesday of the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles planned for the San Fernando Valley, after reports that funding problems could derail the project. Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcón, who represents the area and is being accused by critics of diverting money from the project, said he wants the audit completed as quickly as possible. Alarcón’s request came a day after the Daily News reported work on the $58.5 million museum could stop next week unless organizers come up with $2.5 million to pay the contractor. In calling for the audit, Alarcón said the museum has a history of overstating goals and failing to raise money from private sources as promised. “The CMLA is not representing its financial state accurately to the public, nor its construction schedule,” he said. “The public-private partnership has failed to raise significant private funds for the exhibits and future museum operations. This failure … has become a significant burden on the taxpayers.” About 70 percent of funds for the museum have come from public tax dollars. Alarcón has been criticized by some museum supporters for taking nearly $1 million in city energy sales generated from the Lopez Canyon Landfill trust fund away from the project. Cecilia Aguilera Glassman, executive director of the museum who was brought in two months ago to try to boost fundraising efforts, said she agrees with Alarcón. “We believe an audit is appropriate and will provide whatever information is necessary,” she said. “We will cooperate fully with whatever the council wants.” last_img read more

Gor are 90pc champions now, admits Mwalala

first_imgBandari boss Bernard Mwalala has said it would be practically impossible to catch up with Gor and they will be shifting their attention to maintaining a second or third spot finish.“At this moment, Gor Mahia are 90pc champions because they have created a huge gap between us and them. For us now, the focus is on ensuring we finish in a good position, at least third spot,” the tactician, formerly with Nzoia Sugar said.Mwalala has brought a new lease of life at bandari with the Mombasa based club turning the tide and have won their last four matches on the trot, including breaking Gor Mahia’s unbeaten run to push to second spot.Mwalala, who is unbeaten since joining Bandari, says he is pleased at how the team has adapted quickly to his methods and is already looking at making the team a force to reckon with in the Kenyan Premier League.“When I took charge, I came in with some new ideas and I am impress with how quickly the players grasped and adapted to them. They have taken the changes positively and the results speak for themselves,” the tactician offered.-Tusker slowed, but undeterredTusker FC head coach Robert Matano shouts instructions to his players during their Kenyan Premier League match against Bandari FC at the Ruaraka Complex on August 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaFrom their weekend 1-0 win over Tusker FC, Bandari retained their hold on second spot, three ahead of AFC Leopards who registered a 4-2 win over Nakumatt FC in Machakos.The 4-2 victory was a third consecutive for Ingwe as they look to press for a top two finish.Meanwhile, Tusker’s rise was stemmed after the loss to Bandari which saw them drop a spot to seventh from sixth. Despite the loss which head coach Robert Matano attributed to poor officiating, the tactician believes they will finish the season stronger.“The team was in a bad position when I came in here but now, we have managed to steady the ship and things are looking good. I am happy with how we are playing and if we continue like this I am certain we will finish the season in a good position,” Matano offered.Meanwhile, Mathare United put to bed a run of eight winless matches with a hard earned 2-1 win over Kariobangi Sharks in the Slum Derby, a result that saw them move to sixth and get their plans of finishing in the top three on track.-Mathare back on trackMathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi watches from the touchline during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMathare are seven points off the top three but head coach Francis Kimanzi believes with the new found rhythm, they can put their season back on track after struggling in the second leg.Elsewhere, Sofapaka’s hope of giving Gor a chase to the last day of the season were hugely punctured when they suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of relegation fighting Vihiga United in Narok.While the result was crushing to Sofapaka’s ambition, it was a huge boost for Vihiga who moved three points clear of the relegation zone, but still sit at the precarious play-off slot.But, it seems it will be a huge fight to get off that slot as 15th placed Chemelil are a point above them and have two matches at hand.The battle for automatic relegation also got intense with Wazito FC beating Thika United 3-1 at their backyard to keep their survival hopes alive.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala gives instructions to his players at half time during their Kenyan Premier League match against Tusker FC at the Ruaraka Complex on August 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Gor Mahia’s closest opponents on the Kenyan Premier League log Bandari have more or less given up on what seems to be an impossible chase, catching up with the runaway leaders with the season now taking the home stretch.Gor’s 3-1 win over Kakamega Homeboyz on Monday afternoon in Kisumu widened their gap to 14 points and with just three wins, Dylan Kerr’s men will be crowned champions of the Kenyan top tier for the 17th tie in their history.last_img read more