18th annual Schoodic Scramble raises over $24K for clinic

first_imgWINTER HARBOR — The 18th annual Schoodic Scramble on Saturday at Grindstone Neck Golf Course raised more than $24,000 for the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic.The Gouldsboro outpatient clinic of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will use the proceeds to purchase new power-lift exam tables and a portable patient monitor.Eighty-eight golfers participated in the outing sponsored by Edith Dixon and Vicki and Alan Goldstein.The winners are listed below:This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFirst Place Men’s: Jack Martel, Jim Sawyer, Mike Hankins, Matt LaHaye.Second Place Men’s: Charlie Therrien, Jack Bigos, George Draper, Ben Wooten.First Place Women’s: Becky Sargent, Sandy Salsbury, Rhonda Boynton, Roberta Hanscom.First Place Mixed: Curtis Simard, Clyde Lewis, Sara O’Connell, Ken Smith.Second Place Mixed: Melissa Tracy, Samuel Tracy, Gail Belanger; Irvin Belanger.last_img read more

Tim Duncan’s enduring consistency is hallmark of one of NBA’s great all-time forwards

first_img“Amazing. He’s a Hall of Famer, man,” Jordan said. “And he is somebody that I watched when I was growing up. You can’t take anything away from him, but you can definitely try to learn some things.“I feel like with him, he never gets rattled. The same with their team. He’s so smart and he can beat you in different ways. Outside, inside. But the biggest thing with him, I think, is his mental toughness.”To Clippers coach Doc Rivers, Duncan is the ultimate player in many areas.“I think we have all have finally given him credit that he’s the best power forward to ever play the game,” Rivers said. “Or, in my opinion.”It goes so much deeper than that, though. In a nutshell, Rivers believes Duncan is a dream, for his coach, and his teammates.“I wish we would like notice him, how he carries himself, how he’s the ultimate team player,” Rivers said. “He allows Pop to coach him and coach him hard every night. He’s over himself, he’s selfless. I mean, he has so many great attributes for a winner and I think we get lost in just his play. He’ll never ask for it and that’s just the way he is, but he does so many neat things that you see.”Often times when a coach is discussing an opposing player, there is some diplomacy involved. There was no denying Rivers’ sincerity.“He touches a lot,” said Rivers, who explained. “And we talk about touching a lot. Like, you’ll see it all the time. He pats guys on the head and grab a guy and, you know, he’s not a vocal guy, but he does it in that way. I just think it’s really neat.”Here is a classic example of what Rivers is talking about. Duncan had a poor fourth quarter in Game 2 of San Antonio’s 111-107 victory over the Clippers on Wednesday at Staples Center. He had four rebounds in the quarter, but he shot 1 of 5, missed easy shots and committed a turnover.What does he do? He apologizes to his team in the huddle before the overtime period.“Oh, yeah, yeah,” Duncan said, when asked about his gesture. “I was awful. I missed two or three lay-ups, I made two or three defensive mistakes, got out of position and gave up dunks to DeAndre (Jordan). I was awful in that fourth quarter.”Duncan, out of the U.S. Virgin Islands, was funny after that game when a reporter reminded him that Saturday was going to be his 39th birthday.“Is it really? That sucks,” he said, drawing laughter from reporters.He’s still taking care of business, though. He still has that sweet turn-around jumper that gently kisses off the glass before settling into the net. He scored 22 points on 8 of 13 shooting and pulled down 14 rebounds in the Spurs’ 114-105 Game 4 loss to the Clippers at AT&T Center in San Antonio on Sunday.When asked after Game 2 about the method for his contined success after all this time, his response was not surprising.“I’m just trying to keep pace,” he said. “I don’t have a secret. I’m in a great system, I’m on a great team and I’m not asked to do what I used to do. I’m asked to play a role, and I’m happy to play a role.“I’m just trying to be as consistent as I can for my teammates.”Duncan by the numbers5: NBA Championships14th: In all-time scoring39: Age as of last Saturday Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs doesn’t like to talk about his legacy just yet.“No, I’m living in the moment,” said Duncan, who Tuesday night at Staples Center will lead his team into Game 5 of its Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Clippers. The series is tied 2-2. “I’m enjoying and appreciating how I’m playing now and my ability to play now. I have plenty of time after I’m done to sit back, to go back and look at that.”Others have no problem discussing what the all-time great power forward has meant not only to the Spurs, but the NBA as a whole.“He’s one of those iconic figures that all organizations hope that they can be part of their program for a long time,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “His steadiness, his consistency and the class with which he operates really makes everybody look good and that includes the NBA. They know that. “He affects a lot of lives in our community, in our team, he pays my bills for a long time and so he’s beyond special.”Duncan has averaged 19.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 blocks over the course of his illustrious 18-year career. He turned 39 Saturday, yet still averaged 13.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks during this regular season.Duncan has 25,974 career points, 14th on the all-time list.Most important of all, he has been a part off all five Spurs NBA titles – the first one coming in his second season in 1999, the most recent in 2014. Money player? Including 2015, Duncan has averaged 21.2 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 blocks in 238 postseason games.Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was reared in Houston, Texas, so he knows all about Duncan.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

As T-shirt flap blows over, Dodgers’ Dave Roberts thinks keeping it loose is right way to go

first_imgThose instances all occurred during Don Mattingly’s time as Dodgers manager. The clubhouse remains loose under Roberts – and he takes that as both a compliment and a necessity of his job.“Baseball – I think the word we hear the most is ‘grind,’” Roberts said. “When you’re playing 7-1/2 months of baseball, it’s a grind. So to be so non-emotional, stoic, quote-unquote professional every single day is unrealistic in this day and age, in my opinion. And I don’t think it’s necessary. You have to have fun. This game is a game. It’s fun. So to hold players to a certain standard that they have to act a certain way to be professional, for me, is absurd.“To say I have a loose clubhouse, yes. But I have players that watch the game, they talk about the game, they talk about the opposition, they run balls out, they go first to third, they go on balls in the dirt. When they get hit by a pitch, they take their base. We don’t throw at hitters intentionally to hurt people. We celebrate small victories within our team. And I think that’s a good thing.”UP NEXTBrewers RHP Freddy Peralta (4-2, 3.74 ERA) at Dodgers RHP Kenta Maeda (7-5, 3.27 ERA), Monday, 7:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), ESPN (out of market only) “To take a shot at him and our guys, I just thought it was unfair.”The Braves’ front office – most of whom are in Cooperstown this weekend for Chipper Jones’ Hall of Fame induction – sent an apology through intermediaries to Roberts for Simpson’s comments. Roberts, however, said he did not speak with Simpson directly. Utley would not comment about his meeting with the broadcaster.”I don’t know how Major League Baseball allows such attire when the gates are open and fans are watching.”The Dodgers wore t-shirts and shorts to batting practice and Braves’ TV analyst Joe Simpson wasn’t happy about it: https://t.co/SkTrpe4q7t pic.twitter.com/VjAg6DNifZ— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 29, 2018 Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ ATLANTA – As the Dodgers celebrated another “Shirtless Sunday” in the weight room, Atlanta Braves broadcaster Joe Simpson was in the visitors’ clubhouse at SunTrust Park Sunday morning to talk with Chase Utley about the comments Simpson made during Saturday’s broadcast, calling Utley and the Dodgers “unprofessional” and “an embarrassment” for taking pregame batting practice in T-shirts.The absurdity of that juxtaposition was only slightly higher than this latest clash between the self-appointed keepers of old-school baseball thought and the modern age of social media and individuality itself.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called Simpson’s comments “a cheap shot” and said he was particularly upset that Utley was singled out while wearing a “K Cancer” T-shirt that represents the Jason Motte Foundation, an organization that supports the fight against cancer.“I did hear those comments and I was very taken aback,” Roberts said before Sunday’s game. “You’re talking about Chase Utley who is a consummate professional not only on the field but off the field, wearing a ‘Strikeout Cancer’ shirt, a cause that is dear to his heart. … Batting practice is to get your work in which Chase does an amazing job of, as do all our players. To see him take ground balls or go through his routine in the cage, that should be the takeaway. When you talk about the fans, that would be my message – to watch him and how he works and prepares for a major-league baseball game. Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day center_img Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense “It’s past,” Roberts said. “I think, for us, it’s water under the bridge. If he talked to Chase and Chase is good with it, that’s good by me.”The latest flap involves a Dodgers team that once had a bubble machine in the dugout to celebrate home runs and a disco ball (complete with smoke machine) in the clubhouse to celebrate victories. They memorably partied in the pool at Chase Field after clinching a division title and were criticized for “Mickey Mouse stuff” by Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright during a playoff series.That criticism prompted some Dodgers players to flash a mouse ears signal to the dugout after base hits. The Dodgers did not take batting practice on the field before the day game Sunday – sparing everyone from a similar acting out in this case. Some of the Dodgers took to social media Saturday night with ideas for future batting-practice attire, mocking the criticism of Simpson, who came up in the Dodgers’ system and played for them in the mid-1970s.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Walker Buehler returns to form in Dodgers’ power-boosted win over Marlins

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “It’s huge,” outfielder Joc Pederson said. “He really had his stuff today. Quality pitches, quick outs. Decently hot day and he kept us off our feet and we were able to get him some runs.”Indeed, they did.When Marlins rookie Jordan Yamamoto took the mound for the start, the right hander had not yet surrendered a home run in the first 33 innings of his career. The Dodgers didn’t let this streak stand much longer.First baseman Max Muncy hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Pederson followed with a two-run shot of his own in the third to help the Dodgers take a 4-0 lead.“The two two-run homers obviously stressed [Yamamoto] and got the pitch count up and we were able to get to the bullpen,” Roberts said. “It was good to see for all of us.”Related Articles PreviousMiami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, right, drops his bat after hitting a solo home run as Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto watches during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy warms up in the on-deck circle during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMiami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hits a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, left, and Justin Turner, right, joke around in the dugout prior to a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hits a solo home run as Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto watches along with catcher Jorge Alfaro, second from right, and home plate umpire Mark Wegner during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy, left, gestures before scoring after hitting a solo home run as Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto stands on the mound during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, right, drops his bat after hitting a solo home run as Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto watches during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 9Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, right, drops his bat after hitting a solo home run as Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto watches during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — His past few starts haven’t been up to Walker Buehler’s standards. The Dodgers right hander had allowed 16 runs (12 earned) in three appearances while trying to find the precision that can make him so effective.Well, Buehler found it again on Sunday.The second-year pitcher struck out 11 and allowed five hits and no walks in seven innings of shutout work while the Dodgers (67-35) hit three home runs to complete a three-game sweep of the Marlins (36-61) with a 9-0 win Sunday.“I figured some stuff out and I liked the way it was coming out of my hand today,” Buehler said softly following the appearance. “I think when you spin the fastball alright, if you can get some angle on it, it’s going to help you out. That’s what I’ve been searching for and I kind of found it today.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire The righty was crisp and precise from the outset. He struck out six batters in the first two innings, though he allowed a single in each of those frames. Buehler tightened up even more, retiring 13 batters in a row before Garrett Cooper singled in the sixth.Buehler got himself into a bit of trouble in the seventh with two on and two outs, but struck out Yadiel Rivera for his 11th and final punch out of the game. The outing marked the third time this season Buehler has reached double-digit strikeouts.He threw 71 of his 94 pitches for strikes.“Just getting ahead of guys all day, the called strike, the swing and miss,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gushed. “He could essentially do whatever he wanted to do today.”And for the first time in over a week, a Dodger pitcher had the full support of his defense. After committing 16 errors in the previous eight games and allowing 10 unearned runs in the last five contests, the Dodgers didn’t have a miscue on the diamond on Sunday.Some of the credit for this goes back to Buehler (9-1) and his quick pace on the mound. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start The performance continued what has been an offensive outpouring for the Dodgers since the All-Star break.A.J. Pollock’s three-run blast in the seventh inning made it 27 home runs for the Dodgers in the 10 games since the Midsummer Classic, the most in the majors. Muncy and Cody Bellinger, who had Sunday’s game off as a rest day, each have four homers in that stretch.The Dodgers have also scored 77 runs in the 10 games since the break, the most in the majors.But they didn’t need too impressive of a game with their bats given the way that Buehler pitched on Sunday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Grace Mitchell becomes first All-State All-Class basketball player in Wellington High School history

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Glenda Wright · 230 weeks ago Congratulations, Grace!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 230 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Grace MitchellSumner Newscow report — The Wichita Eagle just announced the list of the 2016 All-State All-Class girls basketball team chosen by reporter Joanna Chadwick.Grace Mitchell of Wellington is one of the six chosen to be the first all-state all-class basketball team player ever in Wellington. There are only six of them.The All-State team and All-Class teams will be on VarsityKansas.com on March 19 and will run in the Eagle on March 20.The list of the other first team all class members are: Kylah Comley, SterlingKendrian Elliott, Wichita SouthEricka Mattingly, Wichita SouthGrace Mitchell, WellingtonBrenni Rose, SM NorthwestCoach Antwain Scales, Wichita South.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Will The Dolphins Be the First Home Team to Play a Super Bowl?

first_imgNo team has ever played a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Could the Fins be the first?If Miami goes to Super Bowl LIV, February 2, 2020 it would be the only time the home team played in the championship game.This will be the 11th time Miami has hosted a Super Bowl which will break a tie with New Orleans (10) for the most Super Bowls played in a city.Who would the Dolphins face if they made the Super Bowl. Vegas oddsmakers say the Kansas City Chiefs were an overtime coin flip away from potentially knocking off the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl last season.The Chiefs’ Super Bowl 54 odds of 6-1 could drastically improve if quarterback Patrick Mahomes gets off to a flying start. The Dolphins have not won a Super Bowl since they moved play from the Orange Bowl to the stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie Stadium.The Dolphins won the 1984 AFC Championship, and appeared in Super Bowl XIX, where they lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 38–16.To date this is the last season the Dolphins appeared in the Super Bowl.Also, for you college football fans, the 150th college football season is upon us. The Miami Hurricanes face Florida tomorrow to kick things off at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.Florida State faces Boise State in Jacksonville and FAU visits Ohio State August 31st…we will carry it on our brother station 640 Fox Sports.last_img read more

Everyone loves Riquelme

first_imgRodrigo Riquelme, Roro, is one of the jewels in the crown of the red and white quarry. His name is noted on many club agendas across Europe. Ajax and PSV in the Netherlands. Betis, Valencia and Real Madrid in LaLiga. With just 20 years old his contract with Atlético ends this summer and on the table he has a renewal offer with the Atletico club that has not yet signed. It worries in the offices of the Wanda Metropolitano. For all those siren songs that keep growing around her. The last to join has been Celtic, interested in Riquelme after seeing him live against the Rangers youth team in the Youth League. 2019-20 is his First season with the Athletic B but has been training all the season at the orders of Simeone, with the first team, with whom you have already debuted. It was on the third day of the League this season, he played 12 minutes and touched the goal. In summer was one of the youth squads who more shone in the preseason. With an assist to Llorente, with his impudence against Juventus in the game that closed the summer. Because that, personality, is what defines you. Its fundamental renewal“He always says it, that by playing like this he has come this far and why he will change“confessed his father, José Manuel Riquelme, in Onda Madrid, during the summer. His life is read in rojiblanco, a quarry that he reached when he was ten years old and where he has been climbing up to filter his name into the first team. Hold you back is one of the priorities set in red and bold in the rojiblanco club at this time, it is not going to be that one of the siren songs snatches it. Carries five goals in 21 matches with the B (in addition to 2 in 7 with the youth in the Youth League). ‘Girlfriends’ do not stop dating, every week.last_img read more

D-League: Ebondo sizzles as CEU rebounds with rout of Akari-Adamson

first_imgRunning event urges locals, tourists to ‘love Boracay’ PBA IMAGESWith a better supporting cast this time, Rod Ebondo delivered big in Centro Escolar University’s 76-57 bounce back victory over Akari-Adamson in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.The Congolese big man was magnificent anew, pouring 25 points, 18 rebounds, and three blocks to lead the charge for the Scorpions.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Quarters: 23-11, 40-32, 62-44, 76-57.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Fortunately for Ebondo, the CEU locals also came out to play, with Joseph Manlangit contributing 13 markers and six boards, and Mark Neil Cruz chiming nine points and eight rebounds.The Scorpions caught the Falcons off guard early, racing to a 19-4 lead and breaking away in the second half, leading by as much as 23, 74-51.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s all about preparation. We really worked on our practice and that’s the reason why we got a good result today,” said coach Yong Garcia.CEU lorded the boards, 57-42, with Akari-Adamson missing the services of Papi Sarr and Tyrus Hill. LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold02:14Carpio 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. The Scorpions regained the pole position at 4-1, while dropping the Falcons to 4-2.Conrad Joey Catapusan led the Falcons with 13 points and six rebounds, while Sean Manganti got 12 markers and three boards in the defeat.The Scores:CEU 76 — Ebondo 25, Manlangit 13, Cruz 9, Wamar 8, Aquino 7, Caballero 4, Fuentes 4, Guinitaran 2, Chan 0, Opiso 0, Saber 0, Uri 0, Veron 0.AKARI-ADAMSON 57 — Catapusan 13, Manganti 12, Lastimosa 9, Ahanmisi 7, Camacho 6, Lojera 4, Pingoy 3, Macion 2, Espeleta 1, Bernardo 0, Buenaventura 0, Mojica 0.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Pacers use late surge to beat Clippers, close in on playoffs

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 The result: Indiana is closing in on its seventh playoff trip in eight years.And Friday’s game exemplified why the Pacers are sitting in this spot.After taking an 18-point lead midway through the third quarter and falling behind midway through the fourth, the Pacers continued trading jabs and refused to let the Clippers get away.Bogdanovic’s mid-range jumper with 1:40 left broke a 100-all tie, and when the Pacers scored the next seven points, it was over.“We’ve been (closing out games) all year long,” guard Darren Collison said after finishing with 13 points and 10 assists. “If you have your team playing with the type of resilience and chemistry we have, it’s easy to close out games. That’s the easy part. Sometimes it’s hard to get wins when your team is not locked in and playing well together, but we’ve been playing well together all year long.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Clippers learned — the hard way — what most Eastern Conference teams already knew.Despite leading for most of the first half, they allowed Indiana to break a 53-all tie with five straight points in the final minute. In the second half, the Pacers extended a 58-53 advantage to 75-57 with 6:20 left in the third quarter.Los Angeles scrambled to get back into it on a night when Lou Williams had 27 points, 10 assists and one of three Clippers turnovers in the final 88 seconds. DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 11 rebounds.The Clippers lost for the fifth time in six games and saw their fading playoff hopes dealt another blow.“We don’t have time to drop games like these,” Jordan said. “They’re a really good team and they let us back into it and we fought to get back into it, too. But we turned the ball over in moments and we can’t afford to do that.”TIP-INSClippers: Have lost three straight in the series. … Clippers coach Doc Rivers called two timeouts during a 13-second span in the third quarter and was clearly upset with the response from his players following the first timeout. … Tobias Harris had 18 points, Montrezl Harrell wound up with 16, and Milos Teodosic and Austin Rivers each had 10. … Los Angeles was outrebounded 41-33 and committed 15 turnovers.Pacers: Victor Oladipo missed all seven of his first-half shots, wound up 4 of 16 from the field and still had 18 points. He also had six rebounds and two steals, extending his streak of consecutive games with a steal to 56, breaking a tie with Chris Paul and Gary Payton for the sixth-longest streak in NBA history. … Thaddeus Young had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Lance Stephenson added 13 points and four rebounds.PLAYOFF TALKRivers isn’t normally big on predictions. He sure didn’t hesitate Friday. LATEST STORIES Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) is greeted by Trevor Booker (20) as he returns to the bench following a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Indianapolis, Friday, March 23, 2018. The Pacers defeated the Clippers 109-104. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS — Eight months after the Indiana Pacers embarked on a major rebuilding project, the first phase is almost complete.They’re on the verge of clinching a playoff spot. Then the real work begins in phase two, and the Pacers are just as eager to get started.ADVERTISEMENT “Cleveland is still the favorite in the East, but they’ve had so much stuff,” Rivers said before the game. “Pat Riley always used to tell us we had to get rid of the clutter. Cleveland’s had more clutter this year than any team I’ve ever seen. … And there will be an upset in the East in the first round, you can just feel it. You just don’t know where it’s going to come from.”UP NEXTClippers: Finish a four-game road trip Sunday in Toronto.Pacers: Host the Miami Heat on Sunday before starting a four-game West Coast swing. Nuggets beat Wizards to keep pace in playoff chase MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points Friday night and Indiana used a late 9-0 run to pull away from the Los Angeles Clippers for a 109-104 victory that moved the Pacers within one win or a Detroit loss from wrapping up a postseason berth in the Eastern Conference.“(Making the playoffs) will mean a lot for all the Pacers organization because no one expected us to be in a playoff race,” Bogdanovic said. “We’ve just got to stick together and get a W against Miami.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBack in July, after Indiana traded four-time All-Star Paul George to Oklahoma City, most people wrote off the Pacers’ chances.Instead, general manager Kevin Pritchard cobbled together a core of young players ready to break out and a group of experienced veterans with potential to improve. 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Quite elated at the moral courage of the Zadok Ministers Fellowship

first_imgDear Editor,In addition to the Guyana Bar Association, FITUG, the US/British/European Union, Chamber of Commerce, and some others, now Zadok – a network of Christian churches and ministers across Guyana— have become the latest to add its voice calling on chief caretaker and chief plenarist David Granger to comply with the Constitution.The bold stand of Zadok puts to shame the other Christian organisations who continue to have nothing to say while the country goes to hell in a hand basket as the PNC has catapulted once again into a state of illegality. The Assembly of God and Full Gospel Fellowship are big on Christian rhetoric about Holy Spirit power, but as they did between 1968 and 1992, they are real scaredy cats quietly backing the PNC regime. Gone are the days of Bishop Benedict Singh of the Catholic Church and Bishop Randolph George of the Anglican Church who were the prophets of Guyana speaking out against the first PNC dictatorship.Those who are old enough should be quite outraged that the PNC does not want to resign and call elections. Last time the PNC were in government, they did not leave for 28 years, as Caricom did nothing and the international community did not impose sanctions against the PNC.The PNC should understand that times have changed and they would not be allowed to pull the same stunt they did between 1964 and 1992. But now is the time for every social and religious group and organisation to speak out, band together and march for peace, democracy and respect for the Constitution.I trust the PPP is taking the situation to the UN, OAS, US Congress, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and other International bodies to inform them of the PNC Government’s illegal status. Sanctions need to be imposed now on the caretakers and plenarists. The PNC must learn that they cannot violate the laws of Guyana, as there are penalties to face. It is sheer wickedness what the PNC is doing in not following the constitutional mandates.Sincerely,Jerry Singhlast_img read more