Hawks beat Celtics, Spurs crush Grizzlies

first_imgATLANTA (AP):Atlanta and San Antonio took imposing 2-0 leads in their opening-round playoff series with emphatic victories over Boston and Memphis on Tuesday night.The Hawks held the Celtics to the lowest-scoring first quarter in the playoffs since the NBA went to the shot clock, building a 21-point lead and holding on despite an ugly shooting performance of their own for an 89-72 victory and a strong hold on their Eastern Conference series.Al Horford and Kyle Korver led Atlanta with 17 points apiece, but this game was essentially decided in the first 12 minutes.The Hawks started nine of 13 from the field, knocking down six from beyond the three-point arc. Korver made four from long range, a big turnaround from a one-of-10 performance in Game One that didn’t include any threes. Atlanta led 24-3 just 6 1/2 minutes into the game.Even after failing to score the rest of the period, the Hawks still led 24-7 heading to the second.Shaking off a dismal performance in the playoff opener, Korver swished four three-pointers in the opening minutes to propel Atlanta to a stunning 21-point lead before many fans had settled into their seats. There wasn’t much doubt after that.MISSED SHOTS”We all have pride, right?” said Korver, who went one of 10 on Saturday and missed all seven of his three-point attempts. “I wanted to come out and play better the second game.”As good as Korver and the Hawks were in the early going, this one will be remembered more for the Celtics’ grisly start.”I don’t know what it is,” said Boston’s Jae Crowder, looking a bit shell-shocked after scoring just two points on one-of-nine shooting. “But we’ve got to change something.”Crowder had plenty of company in his shooting misery.Boston star Isaiah Thomas was held to 16 points on four-of-15 shooting, going one of six beyond the arc. Marcus Smart stepped in for the injured Avery Bradley and went one of 11, also making just one of six from three-point range. The Celtics finished at 32 per cent overall (28 of 88), five of 28 from long range.Game Three is tomorrow night in Boston.San Antonio were even more impressive than the Hawks in beating the Grizzlies 94-68. Patty Mills had 16 points, Kawhi Leonard added 13 and San Antonio never trailed in sweeping the first two games.last_img read more

UEFA warns clubs over financial abuses after Man City leaks

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The evidence could be significant for UEFA which checks clubs’ finances annually to ensure they are meeting break-even requirements on a rolling three-year basis.“This includes a thorough assessment of clubs’ financial positions on the basis of both the information disclosed by the clubs (based on their independently audited financial statements) as well as a number of compliance checks and analysis undertaken by UEFA (including independent external audits),” UEFA said. “If new information comes to light that may be material to this assessment, UEFA will use that to challenge the figures and will seek explanation, clarification or rebuttal from the club concerned.”Abu Dhabi United Group was also alleged to be sending cash to a shell vehicle which was created to supposedly buy the right to use players’ images in marketing campaigns. This helped raise revenue by 30 million euros in one case cited by Der Spiegel, which reported City’s emails from 2013.City has not commented on its use of the Fordham Sports Management image rights company or attempts to shift costs away from the club.Roberto Mancini, who managed City from 2009-13 and won the Premier League in 2012, was also shown to have received more pay from a team Sheikh Mansour owns in Abu Dhabi than from the Manchester club. Der Spiegel shows Mancini signed two contracts at the same time, to receive a base salary of 1.45 million pounds from City and 1.45 million pounds and 1.75 million pounds for advising Al Jazira Sports.Since July 2011, UEFA has monitored the annual accounts of all clubs entering its two club competitions. The first period UEFA assessed clubs for compliance with FFP was 2011-13 when owners were allowed to cover losses up to 45 million euros.UEFA requires clubs to approach break-even on football-related business — television rights fees, buying and selling players, salaries, sponsor deals, tickets sales, prize money. The complex accounting rules encourage clubs to spend on long-term projects — stadiums, youth training — which do not count as losses for FFP purposes.“Financial Fair Play has led to a step change in the health of the finances in European club football,” UEFA said on Monday. “Seven years ago, European clubs had a cumulative debt of 1.7 billion euros. Last year it was a profit of 600 million euros. Without question, it has been a success for the game across Europe.”Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain was sanctioned for overspending in 2014 at the same time as City. The Spanish soccer league last year asked UEFA to investigate City and PSG, claiming they benefit from state aid which “distorts European competitions” and “is irreparably harming the football industry.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)tttky MANCHESTER, England — Previously concluded Financial Fair Play cases could be reopened, UEFA warned on Monday as evidence grows of Manchester City’s attempts to disguise its source of income and spending.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ The UEFA statement on the prospect of the financial compliance system being “abused” by teams comes after internal correspondence exposing City’s alleged deception was published by European media outlets.The reigning English Premier League champion and current leader has not provided a defense or disputed the authenticity of the information from leaked emails which reveal elaborate attempts over several years to try to avoid breaching the rules designed to curb overspending on player costs.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 ChrissCity, which has been owned by Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour for a decade, has already been punished for violating FFP after reaching a settlement agreement with UEFA in 2014 that saw it fined rather than banned from the Champions League.Having spent more than a week declining to comment on the information in the “Football Leaks” documents, UEFA has issued a response to questions about City that raises the prospect of new sanctions. Liverpool’s Sturridge charged with breaching betting rules Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Should new information suggest that previously concluded cases have been abused, those cases may be capable of being re-opened as determined on a case by case basis,” UEFA said. “This approach is applied universally to all clubs that apply for a UEFA license and participate in European club competitions.”The agreement with UEFA eventually saw City forfeit only 20 million euros ($23 million) in Champions League prize money. UEFA has not said how aware it was in 2014 of City’s plans to hide spending of more recent schemes, which have been reported in a five-part series by German magazine Der Spiegel.“FFP is a framework which clubs that wish to play in UEFA competitions agree to abide by,” the organizer of the Champions League and Europa League said in a statement. “It relies on the cooperation of clubs to declare a complete and genuine financial position. While UEFA can test the information it receives, it relies on that information being fair and accurate reflections of a club’s finances.”The title sponsor of City’s stadium, training campus, and jersey backer is Etihad Airways, the state-owned airline from Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Mansour is a member of Abu Dhabi’s royal family and deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates.The leaks emails claimed to show in 2015 how the Etihad deal generated 67.5 million pounds annually for City. But City’s holding company — state-backed Abu Dhabi United Group — channeled 59.9 million pounds back to Etihad, according to Jorge Chumillas, the club chief financial officer in an internal email.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Jilted man kills self after chopping ex-wife, lover

first_imgA man is now dead after ingesting a poisonous substance moments after chopping his ex-wife and her boyfriend. The incident reportedly took place at about 20:30h on Sunday. Dead is Narine Permauloo, 60, of Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice, who reportedly succumbed while receiving treatment at the New AmsterdamDead: Narine PermaulooHospital on Monday.The man’s ex-wife, Nesha Permauloo, was discharged from the Mort Mourant Hospital, while her boyfriend Manindra Kisondat, also called ‘Bruk up’, remains a patient at the New Amsterdam Hospital. According to Permauloo, she and her boyfriend went to Bush Lot on Sunday to see her 18-year-old daughter. She explained that it was not the first time that she visited along with her boyfriend since moving out.The woman related that when they arrived, her ex-husband offered them a beer to drink. She told the media that she was the first to be chopped and blacked out, and could not say what else transpired. She said her only recollection is waking up in a pool of blood. The woman further explained that her ex-husband had three previous wives, and like her, they were all subjected to abuse. “That’s why they left him. He use to beat me and that is why I left him. He use to threaten to kill me if I ever get anybody else,” she said.Last December Nesha moved out from the Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne home where she and Narine lived for 17 years. She then moved in with Kisondat a few villages away. Police are continuing with their investigations.last_img read more

Paladin Black Sox eliminated on the road

first_imgUnfortunately, it wasn’t Fort St. John who progressed to play Rycroft in round 2, as the Sox suffered an 11-1 mercy defeat in Peace River, eliminating them from post season contention.However, Fort St. John’s efforts to get to the final game were valiant, as they survived back-to-back elimination games over the weekend, which were played in the Energetic City.Unfortunately, the magic was left in B.C., as the team couldn’t complete the three-peat on the road.- Advertisement -Peace River will now progress to play the Rycroft Rage in round two of the Wheatbelt League playoffs.last_img

Black Sox drop opening game of season

first_imgThe Fort St. John Black Sox opened their Wheatbelt Baseball League season last night at the college diamonds as they took on the Fairview Outlaws. Unfortunately for the Sox they were unable to establish early momentum as they fell in the game 11-6.While the score may have been lopsided on paper, it was not indicative of the game itself. Player/coach Ryan Stickel said that miscues in the field played a big part in the defeat, but believes that the issues can be overcome going forward.“That’s exactly what happened but we’ve got a pretty young team,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of guys coming out here that are coming up from little league or guys that are in their first year. It seemed more like nerves than mental lapses. It sucks to lose to first game of the year especially against another young team but I saw a lot of promise today. I think we can take a lot of positives out of this game.”- Advertisement -The team will be in a pair of games on Saturday as they take on the Peace River Stampeders. Stickel was hopeful the new players will have a positive impact on the game, while following the example set by the leaders of the team at the plate last night.“It’s going to be big; double headers are always tough,” he admitted. “We’re going to have to make sure that the young guys come in and come focused. Hopefully we have the same number of bodies so we can roll guys through and let them rest. Our leaders have to step up. I didn’t hit at all today. Aaron Sampson had some good at bats, but Byron Hackett led us with the sticks. He put us in a lot of good situations to drive in runs. Unfortunately I couldn’t do that following him.”Saturday’s games against the Stampeders are slated for 1 and 4 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Nolan hoping to make West Ham return against QPR

first_imgWest Ham captain Kevin Nolan is hoping that he can return to the first-team for next week’s match with QPR.The 32-year-old has been out of action since early August after fracturing his shoulder in training.However, the midfielder has revealed he is close to a return and that he cannot wait to get back on the pitch.“The lads have done fantastically well,” Nolan told West Ham TV.  “It’s been really tough for me, because I rarely have to sit out, but great watching the lads do so well and everyone at the training ground’s upbeat.“But I’m in and around the boys now, back training with them and hoping to be back in the next week or so. I’m really looking forward to getting in the mix and trying to get my place back.” West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan 1last_img

LETTERKENNY AC CLUB NOTES:

first_imgCONGRATULATIONS to the evergreen Pauric McKinney who finished second in the National Masters Cross Country Championships at ASLAA in Dublin on Sunday. Pauric, finished behind Pauric Matthews over the gruelling course which was very heavy underfoot after previous races.“I’m thrilled to be up there again after the Northern Ireland Masters,” a delighted Pauric said.Pauric, the Donegal king of Cross Country for as long as one can remember, showed his class once again and done himself and the club proud.He was joined in the team by our own Ciaran O’Donnell and Richard Raymond. “It was tough out there. The course was flat but really heavy-energy sapping underfoot,” Richie said afterwards.In the Intermediate event the club was well represented by Kevin Ferry, Paul McGlinchey, Barry Meehan and Aidan McKenna. They battled away over the 7k race and done well.In the Masters Ladies, Pat McKenna was flying the club colours and once again showed fine improving form.Letterkenny AC continues its success with Brendan Boyce race walker based at Leeds University had a nice start to season, 10k PB 41:49 in gusty condition and smashed course record by 38 sec’s. The club wish him well as he prepares to compete in the Odyssey alongside the other Letterkenny ac athletes. Four people matched two numbers in the club lotto in The Glencar Inn on Saturday night and won 20 euro each. They were: Jordan Rodgers, Ann Catterson, Martin Houston and Teresa Orr.LETTERKENNY AC CLUB NOTES: was last modified: February 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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

Neymar scores in return against Croatia and also Firmino scores at Anfield

first_img 1 And much to the delight of the sizeable home support, Liverpool playmaker Roberto Firmino added the second in added time to wrap up a comfortable win for the Brazilians.Neymar had started on the bench as he eases back into contention but there was a start for former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho on his return to Anfield.It was the Croatians, limbering up for a tough group involving Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland, who threatened first but an Ante Rebic chance was snuffed out by Thiago Silva.Also playing on home soil, Croatian defender Dejan Lovren came close to snatching the lead when he headed inches over from a corner.And despite relatively few first-half chances, the intent within the game could not be under-stated with both Ivan Perisic and Fernandinho booked by referee Michael Oliver in a tetchy end to the first half.Neymar’s introduction added urgency to the Brazilian forward line which only increased when Firmino replaced Gabriel Jesus on the hour.And Neymar broke the deadlock in style when he was fed by Coutinho on the left and drifted inside, beating Sime Vrsaljko before lashing the ball home off the crossbar.Chances remained at a premium in what, Neymar apart, was proving a low-key encounter, with both sides evidently having their minds on other things.But there was the finish the home fans wanted deep in stoppage time when Firmino met Casemiro’s lofted cross and chipped home with a beautiful finish. Neymar marked his return from a knee injury in spectacular fashion as Brazil beat Croatia 2-0 in a pre-World Cup friendly at Anfield.The Paris Saint-Germain star produced a stunning individual effort in the 68th minute of his first outing since he fractured his metatarsal playing for Paris St Germain in February.last_img read more

DDTV: TRAGIC FINAL MOMENTS OF PILOT WHALES CAPTURED ON VIDEO

first_imgThis video above captures the distressful final moments of a group of tragic Pilot Whales that became beached on Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh earlier this morning.So far five whales have sadly perished on the beach at Ballyness Bay while eight others battle for life. The other whales have been re-floated thanks to a mammoth rescue effort by locals.However it appears that the whales are disorientated and seem intent on returning to land, which means they’ll almost certainly get beached again.Rescuers described the sense of hopelessness felt earlier this morning when attempts to save five of the whales failed.As seen in the video above, rescuers are helpless as the whales lie on the strand slowly dying gasping for a return to sea. One rescuer said, It’s just heart breaking to be honest, it was hard to watch.“We all felt hopeless as there was nothing we could do for some of them as they were close to death when they were found, but it was agonising watching them struggle.“Thankfully we managed to re-float the majority of the whales, but it seems that there hesitant about going back out to sea, and seem to want to return to the land.“They’re disorientated and some of them seem to be ill, if they do get beached again, I don’t think they will survive, but we’re just hoping they return to sea.   DDTV: TRAGIC FINAL MOMENTS OF PILOT WHALES CAPTURED ON VIDEO was last modified: July 7th, 2014 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:DDTVDIEDFalcarraghFeaturesHopelessnessnewsSadnessStrandedwhaleslast_img read more

Shocking scenes as horse is hauled after car on busy Donegal road

first_imgThis is the disgraceful scene as a horse was tied to a car and forced to run after it on the dual carriageway outside Letterkenny this morning. A horrified reader was shocked to see this scene on the Letterkenny to Strabane/Derry roundabout at approx 10.15am this Wednesday.  The horse was tied to the vehicle by a rope and being hauled around the roundabout.“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said the passing motorist. “It is just cruel and idiotic.”Shocking scenes as horse is hauled after car on busy Donegal road was last modified: June 7th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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