Pelicans deal Cavaliers 9th straight loss

first_imgView comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra TAKE A SEATSexton, Thompson, Cedi Osman and Alec Burks were all benched during New Orleans’ big run to start the third. The four returned later in the quarter.“If you lose by 40 two games in a row, you might as well make a change and switch things,” Thompson said. “It’s worth a shot.”BIG NIGHTRandle barely fell short of a triple-double with eight assists. The Pelicans shot 58 percent while holding Cleveland to 36-of-88 shooting.“This was really good for us, a win like this,” Randle said. “I like what we were doing on the defensive end.”UP NEXTPelicans: Host Memphis on Monday.Cavaliers: Host Indiana on Tuesday. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blazers beat Rockets as James Harden’s 40-point streak ends In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ New Orleans Pelicans’ Tim Frazier (10) blocks a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers’ Cedi Osman (16), from Turkey, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Larry Drew hoped a team meeting following a blowout loss a night earlier would move his struggling team in a positive direction.Instead, Cleveland’s ninth straight loss was its most lopsided of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle both scored 22 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans routed the Cavaliers 133-98 on Saturday.The defeat came a night after Drew and his players had a long talk following a 26-point loss to Utah. Cleveland (8-32) not only has the worst record in the league, but hasn’t played competitive basketball during most of the losing streak.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 Chriss“We knew they played last night, so for us, we wanted to get out and run more to get them tired,” said Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who didn’t play in the fourth quarter. “We know they’ve been struggling in third quarters, so we went out hard.”The Cavaliers have lost six straight at home by a total of 141 points. The last five defeats have been by 20 or more points, an NBA record. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Drew benched four starters when New Orleans began the third quarter with a 15-0 run, which likely will lead to lineup changes when Cleveland hosts Indiana on Tuesday.“We can’t continue to go at this rate,” Drew said. “I refuse to. It’s important these guys understand that, one, this is not acceptable and, two, I’m not going to let this continue at this pace. I’ve got to do something different.”Center Tristan Thompson has gone from playing on a team that reached four straight NBA Finals to one that seems to get blown out every night.“It definitely tests your character,” he said. “If you love the game and you care about being a competitor, you’re going to hate times like this. You’re going to have sleepless nights and it’s gong to mess with you.”Davis had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Randle had 12 rebounds and six Pelicans scored in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT 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 “Our offense was really good and our defense was really good,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “When you’re running on misses, not makes, it makes a big difference for your offense.”Jordan Clarkson led Cleveland with 23 points. Rookie Collin Sexton and Jalen Jones both had 15.New Orleans’ third-quarter run pushed the lead to 76-52, and Larry Nance Jr. was the only Cleveland starter who remained on the floor. The margin grew throughout the second half and reached 39 points at 132-93 in the last two minutes.Davis set a franchise record with 26 rebounds and scored a game-high 34 points in Wednesday’s loss to Brooklyn. Nance and Thompson each picked up two fouls in the first eight minutes trying to defend the All-Star forward. Channing Frye, who had played in only 18 games, came off the bench and also fouled Davis.New Orleans broke away from a 28-all tie with Davis getting a rest. Holiday had nine points in the quarter and Randle added seven, helping the Pelicans build a 61-52 halftime lead.Cleveland’s injury problems have been a major factor in its season-long struggles. All-Star forward Kevin Love has started some basketball activities after surgery on his left foot in November, but there’s no timetable for his return.Rodney Hood (sore left Achilles) and Matthew Dellavedova (sprained left foot) were out Saturday. Hood played the last two games after missing three in a row. Dellavedova didn’t play Friday.TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans broke a six-game road losing streak and is 5-16 away from home. … C Nikola Mirotic (right ankle) sat out his 11th straight game.Cavaliers: Sexton appeared to injure his left arm after being knocked to the floor in a collision with Holiday in the second quarter, but stayed in the game. … C Ante Zizic (sore right knee) and G David Nwaba (sprained left ankle) are also out with injuries. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Man confesses to murdering Gafsons Manager

first_imgPolice on Saturday made a breakthrough in the murder of 55-year-old Terry Lackhan of Herstelling, EastDead: Terry LackhanBank Demerara, after the detained suspect confessed to killing the man.The nude body of the Gafsons Industries Limited’s Manager was found hanging from a cord in a wardrobe at his Lot 39 Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, house on Thursday night. The discovery was made by the downstairs neighbour, sometime around 23:00h, after the woman saw a strange person leaving the yard with several bags.According to A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander, Clifton Hicken, the post-mortem of the body revealed that Lackhan died as a result of strangulation. He added that they arrested a suspect on Friday night and during investigations, the person confessed to the murder.However, Hicken noted that while they made this breakthrough, investigators are since looking for a second suspect.“The post-mortem concluded that it was strangulation. We got the suspect in custody and he confessed. But we’re looking for another suspect and he (suspect in custody) is assisting with the investigations,” the A Division Commander stated.Meanwhile, Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that the suspect in custody and the one on the run – both of whom are employees of the same company as Lackhan – were seen coming out of the yard on the night of the murder.“We have an eyewitness who placed both men at the scene, we already have one in custody and so we are looking for the second suspect,” the Crime Chief stated. Blanhum further related that based on the statement of the suspect in custody, it appeared as though the murder was planned.“Well they would have gone to the house before and based on the statement given to investigators, the murder was planned. They wouldn’t rob him alone because they are known to him and he would have testified against them so they had to kill him,” the Crime Chief stated.Guyana Times understands that Lakhan was living alone in the upper flat of the two-storey house. The man was seen earlier in the night consuming alcohol at a Chinese restaurant in the village.Rayad Lackhan, the only son of the dead man, told reporters that he was informed about the tragedy from the bottom flat neighbour. He explained that the neighbour heard strange noises coming from the upper flat but dismissed it because whenever Lakhan was intoxicated, there would be a lot of noises.“Normally when he drink and come home, he would be disoriented and would probably walk into something or knock down something. So she heard the commotion upstairs and assumed that he was drunk… She told me that’s why she didn’t call me earlier because she assumed he was drunk and moving around and when the wifi cut off, she thought he had tripped on the wire and disconnect it,” he related.However, the young man noted that the neighbour became suspicious after she heard the gate opening and observed a strange man leaving the yard with several bags in his hand.“When she saw the person leaving with the bags, that’s when she got scared and realised that something serious has happened,” he added.It was reported that several items, including a computer that went missing from Lackhan’s house, was found at the home of the suspect that is in Police custody.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Guyana Timber Expo 2018 opens

first_imgThe Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) in collaboration with the Forest Products Development and Market Council (FPDMC) officially opened Guyana Timber Expo 2018, which will be showcasing timber products available in Guyana.Themed “Expanding markets for Guyanese timber products through public education, awareness and sensitisation to promote a greener Guyana”, the exposition will be hosted until May 20 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.The exposition is geared at highlighting and promoting Guyana’s timber and timber products, especially that of the lesser used species, providing more information on lesser used species in Guyana and how they can be utilised in building projects at lower costs, creating an environment where buyers and suppliers can engage directly in the local timber industry and buyers would be able to cash in on discounts on wood and wood products.Minsters Cathy Hughes, Dominic Gaskin and David Patterson along with members of the private sector viewing the exhibitsSome 30 exhibitors from across the forestry sector including sawmillers, lumber yard dealers, value-added producers and exporters participated in the opening day showcasing what they have to offer to the Guyanese public.A seminar will also be hosted during the three-day exposition on sustainable forestry mining. Facilitators include Conservation International Guyana, World Wild Life Fund and Iwokarama.Delivering the feature address, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin underscored the importance of the event, noting that over the years Guyana has become the dumping ground for the world’s “cheap”, “substandard” products.As a country that has one of the highest percentage of forest covers in the world, Guyana can do more, he highlighted.Gaskin noted that Guyana needs to nurture and develop the nation’s resources in a way that can be used to its highest capacity.“We are importing wood products in a country that has one of the highest percentages of forest cover in the world. This is happening because we have not nurtured or developed our nation resources in a way that fully exploits the value exchange associated with these resources. I do know that we are adding very little value to our timber before it leaves our shores, I cannot say what the wood that we export to various part of the world each year is used for but I know for a fact that we can earn a lot more if we were to export a greater proportion of that wood in value added products,” the Minister told the gathering.Also delivering remarks at the Expo was the Chairperson of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), Jocelyn Dow, who expressed her deep appreciation for the participation and the support that the Expo received.She noted that as a result of the inclement weather, the booths had to be constructed under harsh conditions.Also in attendance at the Expo were Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman; Public Communications Minister Cathy Hughes; Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association President, Shyam Nokta; Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson; along with key members of the Private Sectorlast_img read more

Mavs look to 86 L.A. on the way to 70

first_imgAs coach of the only NBA team ever to win 70 games in a season, Phil Jackson will get a first-hand look tonight at a Dallas Mavericks team that needs to win 19 of its final 22 games to reach that number. At the same time, Jackson will be staring at the flip side of history as his Lakers need a victory to avoid their second six-game losing streak in a month. No Jackson-coached team had ever lost more than five straight games before this season. The Lakers were able to halt Dallas’ 13-game winning streak in a 101-98 victory on Jan. 7 at Staples Center. But the Mavericks have been the NBA’s unstoppable force all season, going 24-1 since that loss to the Lakers. They are the first team in history to post three winning streaks of 12 games or more in the same season and haven’t lost since Jan. 25 in Chicago. “You hear some players that say the regular season doesn’t count at all,” Mavericks coach Avery Johnson told the Dallas Morning News. “I disagree with that. You need the regular season to get in some game situations that you may see in the playoffs. You just can’t jump up in the playoffs and be good all of the sudden. “So even though what you do in the playoffs really, really counts, you need to practice what’s going to count now. And if you want to be in the rotation in the playoffs, it’s a good time to show me you want to be in it now.” The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, coached by Jackson, established the mark for best record in NBA history at 72-10. One obstacle for the Mavericks on the way to a 70-win season comes in playing 14 of their final 22 games on the road. The Mavericks have won 16 consecutive games and will bring a 51-9 record to Staples Center. The Lakers flew home late Friday after an 0-4 road trip and have been “free-falling,” in Jackson’s words, for the past three weeks. “There’s a lot of guys that are challenged in a position where they’re not able to answer the challenge right now,” Jackson said. center_img Asked about the Mavericks, Jackson did say, “If we play right, it doesn’t matter who we play.” But the coach already was looking ahead to three-day breaks in the schedule the Lakers will have each of the next two weeks. “We have an opportunity to get guys feeling better about their games,” Jackson said. Coach KobeThe last stop for Kobe Bryant on his visit to Lower Merion (Pa.) High on Friday was a pep talk for the boys basketball team on the eve of a state playoff game. Bryant walked into the locker room and immediately asked one player a question. “Are you using that in-and-out move I gave you?” Bryant said. In addition to outfitting the Lower Merion teams in Nike gear, Bryant conducted a clinic in the area this summer and came to know several players on the team. “That clinic this summer, he spent a full day just sweating and working with the kids,” said Doug Young, one of Bryant’s former teammates who works at the school and is an assistant coach. “They gained a lot and he got to know them. “So when he calls and asks about the team, it’s ‘How’s this guy doing? Is he going hard to the rack? Is he finishing his layups? Is he working on his 3-ball?’ All that is really important to him. He wants to see these guys develop.” Subpar vs. East With Saturday’s loss to Philadelphia, the Lakers finished with just a 14-16 record (5-10 on the road) against the Eastern Conference. 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

Navarro to host online ManiaTV show

first_imgFirst ManiaTV signed up comedian and former MTV late show host Tom Green for a live show on the Internet. Now former Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction guitarist rocker Dave Navarro is getting an online show with Denver-based ManiaTV. The hourlong, weekly “Spread Entertainment” is scheduled to debut May 17 at 5 p.m. PDT on from the Dragonfly night club in Hollywood, in front of a live studio audience. “It’s like a looser version of `Donahue’ in a night club,” where the studio audience can get up for a drink or a smoke during the show, Navarro said Tuesday. “I wanted to create a party atmosphere.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! – Associated Press last_img

Man gave teen gun, police say

first_imgWHITTIER – Deputies arrested a La Habra man Friday for allegedly providing the gun a 14-year-old boy brought to a middle school. The 25-year-old man was booked on suspicion of being an ex-felon with a gun and of furnishing a gang member with a gun, said Lt. George Zagurski of the sheriff’s Operation Safe Streets Bureau, which handles gangs. He didn’t release the man’s name because deputies are looking for other people possibly involved. The suspect is a gang member, Zagurski added. The man was being held at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station in lieu of $45,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear Tuesday at Whittier Superior Court. The Whittier teen was arrested Thursday after deputies found the loaded weapon hidden in a planter at Katherine Edwards Middle School in unincorporated West Whittier. He remains at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey. The incident is gang-related, said authorities. “We don’t have anything that shows this is connected to any planned school violence,” Zagurski said. He said the teen was recently initiated into a gang and told deputies he brought the gun to school for protection. The boy apparently feared a rival gang would go after him. Another student who overheard the teen talk about the gun he hid told school officials who then called deputies. On Friday morning, it was business as usual at the 1,000-student school, where parents and their children were in the typical rush to get to classes by the 8 a.m. bell. Angelina Santana, 37, said she had actually forgotten about the incident from the night before when her son Gustavo, a sixth-grader, brought it up. But she had no qualms about his safety when she dropped him off Friday morning. “I have no concerns, and I think maybe others are also taking it lightly because of where we live,” Santana said. “I’ve lived here since I was born, and we wouldn’t expect something like this to happen around here.” But Santana said she believes school officials should consider putting in metal detectors to ward off such incidents in the future. “They do it at the schools in Los Angeles, but not here,” she added. “Why is that?” Staff Writer Tracy Garcia contributed to this story. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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

Arteta rues sloppy City’s ‘cheap’ defeat against Lyon

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s Fabian Delph and David Silva show the strain of their shock defeat to Lyon © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 20 – Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta admitted his side had only themselves to blame for their shock 2-1 defeat against Lyon on Wednesday.With City manager Pep Guardiola serving a touchline ban, it was Arteta in charge as the Premier League champions suffered a dismal start to their Champions League campaign. Tipped as favourites for the European title, error-prone City were well below their best.First-half goals from Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir punished mistakes from City duo Fabian Delph and Fernandinho.“We saw two very different halves. We conceded many counter-attacks and at this level you get punished,” Arteta said.“If you give cheap goals away it is difficult.”Despite their sloppy performance, Arteta was adamant City would have been worthy of a draw if they had snatched an equaliser.“In the second half we dominated and played in the opponents’ half and created many chances,” he said.“I still believed we could do it. We reacted really well. On another day we could have come back.“The subs affected the game but sometimes it is too late.“It is disappointing. We are usually strong at home. Now you have to go and win away from home.”City are the first English team to lose four successive Champions League matches, a run that includes last season’s three knockout-stage defeats against Basel and Liverpool.Bernardo Silva’s second-half strike gave City hope of a fightback, but their inconsistent efforts spluttered out.Silva admitted City had lacked their usual high tempo and desire.“The first half we were not at our best. We didn’t press with the same intensity we usually do,” he said.“They scored two goals, then in the second half we tried to go after the result.“We were not good enough. And unfortunately we did not want to start this way in the competition but it is what it is and we have to look to the next games.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

I am no messiah, Mbungo warns AFC faithful

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Cassa Mbungo arrives for his first match in charge against Mount Kenya United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 8 – New AFC Leopards tactician Cassa Mbungo has warned Ingwe faithful that he is no messiah and the work ahead to turn the team’s fortunes over is not easy, but has promised to do his best to see the side back on their feet.Mbungo was announced the club’s third coach this season barely three months in, replacing Serb Marko Vasiljevic who left his role after failing to earn results. “I am no messiah. I am just a simple coach; a simple man. I will do my best to see the team get back good results and I am sure we will,” The Rwandese who had been linked with the job for the last two years stated.The tactician has insisted there is a lot of work to be done at the club to see them rise from their current placing at 15th.“It is possible; everything is possible in football. The only problem is that we have the games coming too close to each other. If I had more time with the team and try show them my philosophy or if I had come in earlier, it would have been better,” Mbungo stated.AFC Leopards new boss Cassa Mbungo during his side’s during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Mount Kenya United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 6, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“But that’s not possible now and we have to work with what we have. It is possible to get the team back to the top and we have to work hard as a team. I am certain that we can move to a better position,” the tactician stated.On what he needs to improve in the side, Mbungo says he is concerned with a defense that has been shipping in goals for fun.“In the game against Bandari, we conceded four. Against Mount Kenya, we have conceded two. It is a problem in defense but then also, we need to improve generally as a team,” he stated.Mbungo took charge of the team for the first time on Wednesday and was handed a rude welcome with a 2-1 loss to hitherto bottom side Mount Kenya United in Machakos.Looking back at the tie, the Rwandese was worried with his side’s soft underbelly in defense and their failure to score goals on the other end.AFC Leopards head coach Cassa Mbungo greets forward Brian Marita during his first match in charge against Mount Kenya United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I trained the team for only a day than went into the game. It was okay but we couldn’t get all the three points. We did mistakes in defense and also we had so many crosses but couldn’t score. We had good situations to score but we failed. We need to improve on that,” Mbungo said.He looks on to yet another tough assignment when he leads out his side against an on-form Gor Mahia in the Mashemeji Derby on Saturday at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.It will be a baptism of fire of sorts with Ingwe on a run of four losses in five games. The tactician comes up against two players he has coached before, Rwandese captain Jacques Tuyisenge and Burundian forward Francis Mustafa.“I know them because I worked with them and I am excited to be facing them. I expect a very good and exciting game against Gor and I know we can win,” Mbungo, with few words and a little cheeky smile on his face added.AFC will be looking to beat Gor for the first time in three years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgEver wondered why Pramerica is the success story that it is today?Simply click on this short video to see how a company with global connections is helping to drive Letterkenny through bad times and good. DDTV: SEE HOW PRAMERICA IS DRIVING LETTERKENNY THROUGH BAD TIMES AND GOOD was last modified: September 6th, 2015 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:donegalletterkennypramericalast_img read more