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New-look Clippers beat Thunder for 1st win of season

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) celebrates after teammate Boban Marjanovic (51) made a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. Clipper won 108-92. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES  — These new-look Clippers like each other.With stars Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan cleared out, Los Angeles is looking to compete with a mix of veterans and youngsters who came together to earn their first win of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Lou Williams, last season’s Sixth Man of the Year, added 17 points off the bench. He hit a clutch 3-pointer to snap a 90-all tie and give the Clippers the lead for good midway through the fourth.The Clippers outscored the Thunder 37-15 in the final quarter, when 7-foot-3 Boban Marjanovic scored 10 of his 13 points and Gallinari led the cheers from the bench.“When you see the energy and the fans on our side, we were just having fun,” Gallinari said.Paul George led the Thunder with 20 points before fouling out with 1:13 remaining in the game. He was 7 of 27 from the field in part because of the defense of Avery Bradley and Luc Mbah a Moute.“They made it a hard night on George,” Rivers said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Osaka set for showdown against Stephens at WTA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew While he’s gone George is putting some pressure on himself.“I’ve still got to get this group ready to go,” he said. “I’ve got to get this group ready to win games regardless if Russ is out there or if Russ is not.”MVPMarjanovic drew “MVP” chants in the fourth and it made the Serbian smile.“Thank you for that but everybody knows it’s not real,” he said. “It’s fun because people support me.”Rivers laughed, too, noting similar chants had been heard in Toronto and Utah. “It’s Game 2,” he said. “It must be the new chant around the league. Early voting.”UP NEXTThunder: Host Sacramento in their home opener on Sunday. The Thunder won three of the four meetings last season.Clippers: Host Houston on Sunday in the return of Chris Paul, the Clippers’ career assists leader. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steven Adams had 17 points and 18 rebounds, including 12 on the defensive glass for the Thunder.“We’ve got to execute better, we’ve got to run offense, and we’re not going to be able just to rely on guys just trying to create and manufacture shots,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “We have to do it together.”The Clippers led by 17 points in the first quarter. They were up by two at halftime before the Thunder took a nine-point lead in the third.Los Angeles opened the game on a 16-0 run while the Thunder missed their first six shots. But Oklahoma City never took the lead despite twice pulling into a tie.The Thunder gained their first lead of the game, 49-48, on a 3-pointer by Patrick Patterson to start the third. George took over offensively for a stretch, highlighted by a 3-pointer in which he got fouled and made the free throw, that helped Oklahoma City lead by nine.TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook had only controlled contact at practice while he and the medical staff assess how his knee feels. … George scored 27 points in an eight-point loss to defending champion Golden State in the opener.Clippers: Rookie G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had two points in following up his 11-point NBA debut against Denver. … Without any stars, the team has replaced individual player photos with nighttime shots of the city along with one of hands raised in a team huddle to cover up the Lakers championship banners in Staples Center.GEORGE’S URGENCYWestbrook had an arthroscopic procedure to treat stiffness and inflammation in his knee on Sept. 12. He averaged 25.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 10.3 assists last season. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’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 Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris scored 26 points each and the Clippers rallied in the fourth quarter for a 108-92 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.“They just want to win and they’re over themselves,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.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 ChrissThe Thunder fell to 0-2 without Russell Westbrook, who has a right knee issue.“He’s missed everywhere,” said guard Raymond Felton, who had 10 points off the bench.last_img read more

Donald Bumps win 2nd Annual Canada Day Beach Volleyball Tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 2nd Annual Canada Day Beach Volleyball Tournament was held at Casey’s Pub on Sunday.The tournament saw 12 teams brave the elements getting soaked in water and mud.The “Donald Bumps” were crowned winners of the tournament while “Caution: Low Roof” were the runners up. Winning the tournament meant the “Donald Bumps” won the top prize which was a $300 skydiving package.- Advertisement -“The weather was not the warmest but it mostly didn’t rain.” wrote organizer Faye Anstey, “It was super muddy and everyone was filthy but smiling. I had 12 teams show up. It was a blast.”last_img read more

Expert Eye: Barcelona leading Man City in the race for midfield star

first_imgBarcelona look to be moving ahead of Manchester City in the race to sign Paul Pogba.The Juventus midfielder is one of Europe’s most wanted men and has been strongly linked with a more to the Premier League.But the Spanish giants have now made their intentions clear, and European football expert Andy Brassell believes the La Liga champions are in pole position to land the Frenchman.“Unlike a lot of people I don’t think Pogba will go this summer,” he told Hawsksbee and Jacobs. “He wants to build towards Euro 2016, he’s in no massive rush and there’s the possibility of Barcelona.“Everyone in England has been talking about Manchester City, but this is not just an election campaign Trojan horse at Barcelona. There is a presidential election coming up and all of them [the candidates] are talking about signing Pogba.“All of them see Pogba as a future Barcelona player, and he sees this as an interesting proposition. People in France are saying that he is coming more and more around to the idea.“That’s not ruling anyone out. Man City are still in the race, but I don’t think it’s as far down the line with City as some people think.”last_img read more

‘Wenger should be knighted!’ Gooners react to ‘new Tony Adams’ transfer news

first_img Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 1 Arsenal fans are always keen on transfer news, especially as they seek an elusive fourth Premier League title.A big-name striker is high on their wishlist, along with another top defender to bolster their ranks as they look to wrestle the trophy from Leicester City.So, following the signing of young Japanese forward Takumo Asano, some Gunners supporters were a little disappointed when they learned about reports the club had bid £2million for Bolton Wanderers starlet Rob Holding.The 20-year-old centre-back was the club’s Player of the Year last season, despite it being his debut campaign and the team failing to avoid relegation to the Championship.But even with these promising displays, Gooners aren’t too happy with Arsene Wenger and his transfer business.You can see what Arsenal fans make of their bid for Rob Holding below…last_img read more

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard delighted with Derby chance

first_img1 Frank Lampard says his desire to return to the sharp end of football lay behind his decision to take the ‘fantastic opportunity’ of managing Derby.The 39-year-old former England and Chelsea midfielder was unveiled as the new Rams boss on Thursday afternoon and will be charged with taking the club back to the Premier League in what is his first managerial position.He has signed a three-year contract at Pride Park to become the club’s seventh manager in three years, replacing Gary Rowett, who joined Stoke this month.“It feels great, it’s a fantastic opportunity,” he told reporters at a press conference.“I’m well aware of the tradition here, I’ve walked the hallways… it’s coming off the walls.”Lampard, Chelsea’s record goalscorer, retired from playing in 2017 and had been working as a pundit for BT Sport.Asked why he wanted to coach when an easier career surely lay in front on him in broadcasting, he replied: “I was a player and I took stick for 20 years, it’s part of the territory. You can’t take away the love that we have for wanting to succeed.“I’ve had 18 months away, which has been great for me, but I still had the desire to manage, to work at the cut-throat end, which has been there since I can remember. I missed that.” ✅ Why he’s becoming a manager✅ Targets for the season✅ His playing styleFrank Lampard chats to @talkSPORT after becoming #DCFC manager 🐏— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 31, 2018 won every major club honour during a decorated playing career while he also earned 106 caps for England, scoring 29 goals.After joining from West Ham in 2001 he left Chelsea in 2014, going on to play for Manchester City and New York City, having won 11 major trophies.He won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League at Stamford Bridge.Speaking to the club’s website, he added: “We want to build on the club’s top six finish in the Championship last season, while at the same time bringing through some of the excellent youth and academy talent we have at Pride Park.“This is my first job as a manager but I’ve been working towards this for a long time. I’ve worked closely with some of the best coaches in the game and I’m confident in my own abilities and those of the team around me.“I know it won’t be easy – managing a football team never is – but I’m here to work hard. I’m really looking forward to getting started and to the challenge ahead.”Rams chief executive Mel Morris told “I’m delighted to have someone of Frank’s calibre as our new manager.“I’ve always been an admirer of Frank both as a player and a person, especially in the way he conducts himself both on and off the pitch.“That impression was only reinforced when we interviewed him for this role – his passion and humility shone through in equal measure. The board were unanimous that he was the standout applicant with many highly desirable and unique capabilities.”Under Rowett, earlier this month Derby lost in the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi final to eventual winners Fulham and they have not been in the Premier League for 10 years.center_img Lampard has landed his first managerial role last_img read more

‘Paul Pogba is not the problem at Manchester United – Jose Mourinho is’

first_img Shaw and Pogba – two players who have been at odds with Mourinho – combined to lead United to a 2-1 win over Leicester in their Premier League opener 2 “All these top players – De Bruyne, Salah, Lukaku – is it a coincidence that Mourinho sells them and one or two years later they are some of the best players in the world?“The reason why all the players like and want to play for managers like Guardiola and Klopp is because they put their arm around them, they manage them, they don’t chastise them as soon as something goes wrong.“Mourinho is the best manager in the world when he’s winning, but as soon as he’s losing he points the finger at his players all the time.“The players are more valuable than he is and if he upsets too many players at Manchester United, he’s going to get the sack.”Listen back to Jay Bothroyd on talkSPORT IN FULL above! Speaking on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Bothroyd said: “You can blame Paul Pogba, but at the end of the day he’s still a young player.“You see a manager like Pep Guardiola, he manages his players on the field and off the field, he puts his arm around them and speaks to them on a level with them.“But for me, Mourinho just goes into the paper and speaks to the media about players.“Mourinho fell out with De Bruyne, he fell out with Salah, he fell out with Lukaku, he fell out with Sergio Ramos, he fell out with Luke Shaw – have all these players got a bad attitude?“I think there’s a common denominator in this whole situation and, for me, it’s Mourinho. 2 Jay Bothroyd has defended Paul Pogba amid the ongoing speculation surrounding his Manchester United future – saying the Frenchman is NOT the problem, Jose Mourinho IS.Reports claim Pogba is keen to leave Old Trafford this summer to join Barcelona, as he no longer wants to play under Red Devils manager Mourinho.The World Cup winner has faced heavy criticism for his attitude, but Bothroyd insists fans and pundits are turning on the wrong person.The former England and Cardiff City striker called into talkSPORT on Friday to stand up for Pogba and point the finger in the other direction.And he said the situation screams of Mourinho’s bad attitude, rather than the other way around, pointing out that this has happened before with plenty of top players under the Portuguese boss. Paul Pogba is not happy under Mourinho and wants to leave Man United, reports have claimed last_img read more

Former Liverpool boss Houllier believes Klopp needs trophy win

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 Houllier won an FA Cup, a UEFA Cup and two League Cups at Liverpool “If they win a trophy, a cup for instance, it will give confidence to win the rest,” Houllier said on Drive.“I think sometimes it takes off some pressure when you win a trophy.“See Manchester City, they won the League Cup and on the back of that they won the title. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT smart causal latest Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ex-Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier says his old side need to win a trophy if they want to then go on and claim further success.The 70-year-old, who took charge of the Reds from 1998-2004, told talkSPORT that he wants the Reds to follow the path Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City took last season.center_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED REVEALED shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow gameday cracker silverware Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Latest Liverpool News Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade The Frenchman concluded by declaring that Jurgen Klopp is already a hero at Anfield, but can further his reputation at the club by delivering the club with their first silverware since 2012.“I would say that if Jurgen wins a trophy… He’s already a hero, but he’ll be more than a hero.”last_img read more


first_imgBlaze Basketball Club in Letterkenny held a hugely successful end-of-season dinner dance on Friday night last at the Clanree Hotel. All players, from underage right up to seniors, were honoured for a terrific effort this season.Town Mayor Pascal Blake, who was special guest on the night, paid tribute to the hard work of all involved in the club.After a delicious meal, the dancefloor was cleared for what could be only described as some very ambitious dance moves!Many thanks to Tony Duffy for al the pictures! HOOP HOOP HOORAY – BLAZE BASKETBALL’S ANNUAL DINNER DANCE PIC SPECIAL was last modified: May 12th, 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:Blaze Basketballletterkennypic speciallast_img read more


first_imgHOUSE Wine Bar and Tap Room in Letterkenny have devised an exciting and exclusive members only rewards programme.More than 800 members have joined including a number of well-known wine producers, writers and quite allot of Letterkenny locals. Approximately 200 places still remain available before the list will be closed.Joining up is completely free, and incentives include 20% Discount midweek, wine masterclasses, tastings and educational events of cocktails and our craft beer selection We LOVE our Members!!!You are an important part of our venue, creating a vibrant and connected community. More-over, you enjoy a wealth of benefits that puts the world of wines, craft beers and cocktails at your fingertips.To highlight our membership programme, we want to share these benefits with you… That’s right, we are going to provide you with special access so you can experience some of these benefits first hand!Our goal is to empower members of HOUSE Wine Bar & Tap Room Letterkenny to make decisions and trust their palates. Some superb wines, whiskey and craft beer selections, with an addition of our “weekly wine spotlight”HOUSE has also been shortlisted for “Best Wine Experience” by the Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Awards 2015, they recognise achievement and excellence in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry through-out Ireland.HOUSE Wine Bar & Tap Room opened its doors to Donegal Valentines day 2015 and since has been serving up tasty globally recognised wines and craft beers with an Irish flair.“We are absolutely thrilled to be short-listed for an amazing award and we would like to thank all our customers and staff, we have a great team here at HOUSE” explained Shaun Manager of HOUSE.We wanted an exciting social venue where people can drink and enjoy great wine and cocktails at very attractive prices. Our wine list starts from €23 a bottle Sibarita’s Selection Cabernat Sauvignon a well-structured full bodied Sauvignon And represents excellent quality and value for money throughout. To Join our EXCLUSIVE programme email us on: housewinebarandtaproom@gmail.comFacebook: VENUE DEVISE EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS REWARDS PROGRAMME was last modified: August 28th, 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)last_img read more

California’s water battle puts agriculture on the front line

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Most anyone reading this will be very familiar with Ohio’s water woes — there is too is much then too little, too many nutrients in lakes and streams, and toxic algae results. While the challenges with water in Ohio are significant, they are not unique and represent only a small fraction of the daunting water challenges being dealt with around the country. The issues of water quality and supply are monumental and will not be going away any time soon. Water could very well be the defining challenge in the current era of agriculture.With this in mind, a series of stories over the next few months will be taking a look at the some of the nation’s water issues. What better place to start than California?When the 2016 water year began on Oct. 1, water storage in California’s federal Central Valley Project was at 47% of the 15-year average, about 200,000 acre-feet less than last year at the same time. With California in the midst of one of its worst droughts in history, the vital agricultural industry in the state is paying a heavy price to maintain production and conserve valuable water.“It is all interrelated with different nuances in every part of the country. Water supply for us right now is the major issue,” said Paul Wenger, president of the California Farm Bureau. “In California we are unique because we have always been able to store water. We have the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Sierra Nevada on the other and that allows us to have mountain reservoirs for snow capture and runoff. Typically, 70% of our water comes from snowmelt that fills our reservoirs and underground aquifers. We are one of of a few Mediterranean regions in the world and we have an arid climate, but we can apply water when we need it and we have the warm temperatures to grow the myriad of crops we do.”The system has worked well for years to allow for incredible agricultural production, but the major drought has put tremendous strain on the state’s water resources required to support agriculture and the state’s large population.“We have not really grown our water infrastructure in 40 years while our population has grown from 20 million to almost 40 million,” Wenger said.Wenger produces almonds and walnuts on his central California farm and has seen dramatic water use reduction for his crops.“We are seeing a 60% reduction in the water allotment of surface water from what we had last year. We own a reservoir in the Modesto Irrigation District in combination with the Turlock, which is the town just south of us. We’ve always had ample amounts of water available but now with drought and the environmental restrictions, we are being reduced on the water we can use out of the reservoir,” he said. “This year we were allotted 16 inches of water to apply to our fields. For our almonds and walnuts in a normal year we require 30 and 36 inches of applied water. If we are going to irrigate a corn crop or alfalfa we would also use around 30 or 36 inches depending on the soil type. As you go further down the valley, that water demand goes up because of the heat. It could be 50% higher for the amount of water needed.”In response to the necessary water use reductions, Wenger and other farmers are employing new water management practices.“The water issues result in more expense and more management. Growers have gotten into micro-irrigation. They are using drip lines and spoon-feeding the amount of water that goes onto the plants. We are seeing things like strawberries grown on subterranean drip lines,” Wenger said. “But what we are seeing is that we are not recharging the underground aquifers. Before when we used less efficient irrigation techniques, our plants would grab 30, 40 or 50% of the water applied and the water that wasn’t used by the plants helped fill the underground aquifer.”As the surface water supply grows increasingly scarce, more supply is required from the groundwater supplies, which brings a new set of challenges.“Now that we are not filling those underground aquifers, we are seeing a concentration of nitrates in the groundwater. A lot of the N is legacy N from agriculture and from domestic sewer treatment plants. For our part, we are working steadfastly to address our contributions from agriculture, but it will take some years to do that,” he said. “We have virtually quit applying nitrogen on our ground. When we use surface water we may need to apply some N, but if we are using groundwater we are using those nitrates and we have really reduced N use. We are learning. As we condense things in the water and reuse it and reuse it and don’t capture some natural rainfall and snowmelt, we are going to have more challenges with water quality.”There is reason for some optimism, though, as a strong El Niño is settling in which could mean a very wet winter for California.“The last El Niño year we had was 1998. They are calling this a Godzilla El Niño. A concern is that is could provide very hard rains but not provide snow or it could provide flash flood potential that is just running off. We could get heavy rains and still be in a drought,” Wenger said.  “We need to adapt to the realities of the weather. The last few years the snow has been very minimal and 70% of our water supply comes from our snow pack. If we see less snow and more rain in the future, we need to rethink our water infrastructure so we can capture those rains for future use and prevent devastating flooding downstream.”There are efforts underway to facilitate this.“Urban areas are talking about cisterns and other things. Those efforts to capture storm water can help, but the problem is that you have to slow that water down so it can percolate into the ground and be dealt with later. There are some smaller projects but they are moving slowly and we need some bigger picture strategies as well. There are larger efforts looking at off-stream storage for water in reservoirs too,” Wenger said. “But there is a component of the environmental community that doesn’t want any new water infrastructure because they don’t want California to grow. There is a theory out there that if we don’t do anything about our water that people will just move to Ohio. They think if they say ‘no’ that eventually people just won’t want to live in California any more.”Such theories contribute to the complexities of California politics that drive many of the water resource management decisions in the state.“In the regulatory environment we have, there are well meaning legislators that make a decision today and expect results tomorrow. Things don’t work that way. We are working in a natural environment and the weather is unpredictable. What works in a dry year may not work in a wet year. We need to make plans and give them time to take action. Just last year a plan was put into action with groundwater and already this year the governor has said we have to move quicker on groundwater,” Wenger said. “You can’t stop a locomotive by just saying stop when it is going down the track. You have to slow it down first. We are trying to educate regulators and political leaders that we need to make plans and put them into action realizing things are not going to change in six months. We are hoping to see changes over a decade. When I plant a walnut tree it takes five years until I produce a crop. Folks in agriculture have a long-term view of things and make long-term commitments. We realize that our investments of today may not pay off for many years down the road. I fully anticipate in the next 10 to 20 years that we can correct this problem. The bigger issue is whether government will allow us to do this. Every step of the way they are putting up roadblocks for research and technology. They say they want you to improve the situation, but rather than allow companies to expedite their research and get approvals, they really drag their feet. “last_img read more