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No shot: LeBron struggles, but helps Cavs down Mavericks

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives past Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland, Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Phil Long)CLEVELAND — LeBron James couldn’t get his shot to drop. However, he wouldn’t let the Cavaliers fall.James struggled before extending his record double-digit scoring streak to 868 games and Cleveland had a rough time with Dallas before putting away the lottery-bound Mavericks 98-87 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT James, who broke Michael Jordan’s NBA mark for consecutive games with at least 10 points on Friday night, didn’t reach 10 until 7:59 remained. He finished just 5 of 21 from the field but found his range when it counted most, draining a pair of 3-pointers during a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter when the Cavs finally finished off the Mavericks.“It wasn’t a typical LeBron game,” said interim head coach Larry Drew, who is filling in for Tyronn Lue. “But we were still able to come out with a win. When the game was on the line, he put it on his shoulders once again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd although his shot was off, James finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, his 17th triple-double this season and No. 72 of his career.“I missed four, five, maybe six layups, which I’m not accustomed to doing,” James said. “But me not shooting the ball well never stopped me making an impact on the game. So if I’m not shooting well, I gotta make sure I get my guys on time, on target with my passes and I gotta rebound and I gotta do other things to help us win and I was able to do that.” Aldridge, Gay help Spurs beat league-best Rockets In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cleveland, which has withstood numerous injuries all season, has won eight of nine and is 17-8 since Feb. 7. With the win, the Cavs held onto the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference with five regular-season games left.Harrison Barnes scored 30 points to lead Dallas, which has dropped eight of nine. Dirk Nowitzki scored nine in possibly the 39-year-old’s final career game in Cleveland.The Cavs were in danger of sliding into fifth place behind Philadelphia and Indiana before waking up in the fourth quarter. They trailed 81-79 before going on an 11-0 run that was capped by a 3 from James, who spent part of Saturday night on stage with pop superstar Justin Timberlake.“We tried to make it tough on him, but obviously he’s one of the best players in the game, if not the best player in the game,” Nowitzki said. “You look up and he’s got a triple-double. He’s affecting the game even though he wasn’t shooting the ball really well. He can drive. He can dish it.”TIP-INSMavericks: Nowitzki was questionable with an ankle issue but started his 76th game this season, a credit to his durability and dedication. “He’s another guy that’s just so extremely meticulous with his approach,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “He changed his diet about 12 years ago or 13 years ago and went to very specific kinds of foods. Drinking a lot of water. There’s a level of consistency there that is amazing.” … Signed G Aaron Harrison for the remainder of the season. He originally signed a 10-day contract on March 22.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cavaliers: F Kyle Korver remains sidelined with a sore right foot. Korver recently rejoined the team after attending his younger brother’s funeral, but he’s still not completely healthy and the Cavs want him as close to 100 percent as possible for the playoffs. … F Kevin Love finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds, his 400th career double-double.AWKWARD MOMENTFans booed when the Cavs ran out the clock with 98 points. When they score 100, everyone in attendance get McDonald’s chicken nuggets.“We were laughing about that because they were a little upset,” Love said. “We couldn’t make it a happy Easter, just Easter. Sorry, we didn’t get nuggets. Go home and eat.”HEY COACHLue was in the locker room following the game and was in good spirts while speaking with players and reporters. There is still no firm timetable on his return. The 40-year-old announced he was stepping away to address his health on March 19.DIRK & LEBRONNowitzki and James are ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, on the NBA’s career scoring list. And while they’re among the greatest players of this generation, Carlisle says they resemble players of yesteryear.“The thing you love to see is a guy like LeBron James and a guy like Dirk that are new-age athletes from the standpoint of just an amazing level of skill, commitment, all kind of stuff, but old school in their approach and particularly old school in their appreciation for the Oscars and the Russells and the Chamberlains and the Wests and those kind of guys. That’s extremely special.”UP NEXTMavericks: Host Portland on Tuesday.Cavaliers: Host Toronto on Tuesday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Cal-OSHA opens probe in circus death

first_img• Photo Gallery: Circus accident SOUTH EL MONTE – California Division of Occupational Safety and Health officials have opened an investigation into the death of a circus trapeze artist who fell during a performance Monday evening, authorities said Tuesday. Roberto Valenzuela, 35, of Brownsville, Texas, fell headfirst and died Monday night, said Sgt. Jacqueline Gonzalez of the Los Angeles County Police Department. He was performing with Circo Hermanos Vazquez (Vazquez Brothers Circus) at a show at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Center near South El Monte. Cal-OSHA spokesman Dean Fryer said Tuesday that investigators from his agency went to the scene immediately after the incident. Officials were investigating whether a 15-foot safety cable attached to the performer to prevent serious injury or death in a fall might have malfunctioned, he said. It was not immediately known whether the circus, which had its last performance at Whittier Narrows on Monday, would continue to its next stop, in Panorama City in the San Fernando Valley. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Golden Boot in mind as Aswani eyes 17 goals

first_imgAlso with eight goals is Mathare United’s Chrispin Oduor while chasing them with seven goals apiece is the duo of Sofapaka’s Ezekiel Okare and Zoo Kericho’s Michael Madoya but Aswani believes he can topple Waruru for the gong.“I think one can win the Golden Boot with about 17 goals and if I manage I will be grateful. I hope to continue scoring for my team so that I can achieve my target at the end of the season. I know this kind of targets calls for hard work and I am ready to take up that challenge and help my club,” AswanI told Capital Sport.Kepha Aswani celebrating while playing for Thika United. Photo/goal.comExperienced Aswani came close to achieving that feat in 2012 season when he finished third best with 12 goals at a time he was featuring for Thika United as the then Sofapaka goal poacher John Baraza scooped the Golden Boot with 18 goals while Dan Sserunkuma then with Gor Mahia was runners-up with 17.Aswani, who was a pale shadow of himself last season where he was dropped by AFC Leopards, is finding his foot back and has earned a call up to Harambee Stars where he is currently with the team in Morocco for a series of friendlies ahead of the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) next year.His coach John Mwangi is confident of the former Banadari hit man, describing him as a capable player who has scoring prowess.“He (Aswani) is a quality player despite the challenges we are facing as a team. He has been able to help the team and we expect him to continue helping us by scoring more goals. I think With 13 games to go he can catch up Waruru,’’ Mwangi tipped.Nakumatt FC players ose for a group photo before a past kenyan Premier League match. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHowever, despite Aswani’s goal scoring ability, Nakumatt are struggling in their first Kenyan Premier League season with 13 games left as they occupy 12th spot with 26 points.John Mark Makwatta won the Golden Boot last season with 15 goals when he was under Ulinzi Stars while Allan Wanga is the best scorer in the modern KPL era having scored 21 goals in 2007 while at Tusker FC.Former AFC Leopards forward Boniface Ambani remains the all time best with 26 goals he notched in 2005.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC forward Kepha Aswani is targeting 17 goals as he eyes the 2017 Golden Boot.PHOTO/Goal.comNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 30 – Nakumatt FC forward Kepha Aswani is targeting to notch 17 goals this season as he sets his sights on clinching the Kenyan Premier League Golden Boot.Aswani has so far scored eight goals to lie second on the top scorer’s chart that is led by Ulinzi Stars talisman Stephen Waruru who has found the back of the net 11 times.last_img read more

Rashford to be rested for West Brom game? Predicted Man United XI

first_imgManchester United travel to West Brom on Sunday having experienced a resurgence in recent weeks with wins over Shrewsbury, Midtjylland, Arsenal and Watford.Louis van Gaal is reaping the rewards of playing youth with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Guillermo Varela and Timothy Fosu-Mensah all making an impression.Juan Mata’s late free kick against Watford moved the Red Devils onto level points with fourth-placed Manchester City, although the ‘noisy neighbours’ have a game in hand.The injury problems are also beginning to ease with Marcos Rojo returning and Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian in contention for the weekend.However, with the club being down to the bare bones, it is likely some of the younger players, like Rashford who looked exhausted at the end of the Watford game, despite continuing to play well.A number of players were rested for the midweek game at Old Trafford meaning some players had played three games in six days.Click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted Manchester United lineup for Sunday’s trip to the Hawthorns. 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – click the arrow, right, to see the complete Manchester United predicted XI in squad number order 11 11 12. Chris Smalling (centre back) 21. Ander Herrera (centre midfield) 9. Anthony Martial (centre forward) 17. Daley Blind (centre back) 28. Morgan Schneiderlin (centre midfield) 8. Juan Mata (attacking midfield) 7. Memphis Depay (left wing) 11 5. Marcos Rojo (left back) 11 11 11 30. Guillermo Varela (right back) 11 11 11 11 11 35. Jesse Lingard (right wing)last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Hotel opens exciting new Sales and Marketing role

first_imgJob Vacancy: The Highlands Hotel in Glenties is seeking applicants for the role of Sales and Marketing Manager.Location: Highlands HotelMain StreetGlentiesCounty DonegalReporting To: General Manager The Role:The newly refurbished Highlands Hotel is seeking a Sales and Marketing Manager to focus on boosting bedroom, food and beverage, conference, wedding and event sales for the hotel. The hotel is currently pending its 3-star reclassification from Fáilte Ireland following extensive improvements throughout and is located in the picturesque town of Glenties in south west Donegal and just a few miles from the stunning Wild Atlantic Way coastal line with fantastic walking trails, cycling routes and drives on its doorstep.The hotel requires a Sales and Marketing Manager who will be able to drive forward the sales revenue of the hotel through various channels. The role will be responsible for growing the profile of the hotel, be involved in sales budgeting and forecasting as well as maintain and grow existing sales relationships. This is a brand new role and an exciting opportunity for a candidate with great autonomy to really grow the hotel’s business in every area.Main Responsibilities: Utilisation of revenue-generating strategies for the hotel’s bedroom, food and beverage, conference, wedding and event sales with short, medium and long term planning.Regular communication and meetings with the Hotel’s General Manager to evaluate proper room rate and room yield controls and suggest ideas on price strategies and marketing opportunities within the competitive environment.Measurement of ROI of marketing spend and monitor and report on success of marketing activities.The role will suit someone with a passion for building relationships and an excellent knowledge of both the leisure and corporate markets.The ideal candidate for this role will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a sales role within the hospitality sector.Applications:To apply for this role please send your CV and one-page cover letter including your salary expectations to Sinead Boyle at The Highlands Hotel by email to:sinead@highlandshotel.ieFull-time and part-time applicants will be considered.  Please state your intention on your application. Application date closes on Wednesday 20th September 2017. Job Vacancy: Hotel opens exciting new Sales and Marketing role was last modified: September 6th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:GlentiesHighlands hoteljobssales and marketingVacancylast_img read more

Hope of discovering survivors fades in Indonesian temblor

first_imgJAMPRIP, Indonesia – Rescuers said today that hopes were waning of finding more survivors from a devastating earthquake that killed more than 5,400 people in central Indonesia. The bleak assessment from the head of Malyasia’s rescue team came as homeless survivors living in rice fields and makeshift shacks begged for food and water. Soldiers on Monday began delivering bags of rice to village chiefs in the mountainous quake zone on the island of Java, but survivors called the aid meager and slow. The United Nations planned a global appeal, saying relief money was running low. “We have 300 families in this village and have only gotten two sacks of rice,” said Lastri, 27, holding a 5-month-old. “It’s not enough.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Indonesia’s Social Affairs Ministry today raised the death toll to 5,427. The head of an emergency response team from Malaysia said it didn’t expect to find any more survivors or bodies under the rubble. “The collapsed homes were all so small that anyone who was trapped would have been extracted by their family members,” said Superintendent Abdul Aziz Ahmad. He said his team had only found one body on Monday. Thousands of people including children and the elderly lined main roads in the area of Saturday’s magnitude-6.3 quake, holding out whatever containers they could find to hold donations to buy rice, oil and candles. “Please give me something, I’m hungry,” 7-year-old Sari told passing drivers, standing beside a group of children carrying banners that read “We have not gotten any aid” and “Help us.” A plane chartered by the U.N. children’s agency touched down near the disaster area, and the United States, which pledged $2.5 million, said 100 military doctors and nurses were en route with surgical, dental and other equipment. But rough roads in mountainous central Java and new cracks in the runway at the region’s main airport hampered delivery efforts. In Jamprip, a village of 300 families, Edi Sutrisno, 37, helped unload aid from a military truck – two bags of rice, nine boxes of dried noodles and two boxes of bottled water. “It’s the first we’ve gotten since the quake,” he said. “Of course it’s not enough for all of us, not even for a day.” A group of teenagers raced up to a slowing truck and managed to steal supplies off the back, but their excitement was short-lived. “I thought it was food, but it was just soap and toothbrushes,” said Andi Marwanto, 16. The government said an estimated 200,000 people were homeless, most living in improvised shacks close to their former homes or in shelters erected in rice fields. Hospitals overflowed with bloodied survivors. Power was still out in much of the quake region, which covers hundreds of square miles. Compounding the devastation were fears of an eruption of nearby Mount Merapi, which has been belching gas and lava for weeks, and a scientist said its volcanic activity had increased threefold since the quake. Lava and hot clouds of gas were avalanching 2 miles down the volcano’s slopes Monday, said volcanologist Subandriyo, who like many Indonesians uses only one name. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited refugees Monday and acknowledged a “lack of coordination” in aid distribution. He urged government officials to be “more agile.” “I saw in many areas that there are many things that need to be speeded up,” said Yudhoyono, who moved his office to the ancient city of Yogyakarta to supervise relief operations. A UNICEF plane loaded with water, tents, stoves and cooking sets arrived Monday in Solo, a city about three hours’ drive from the hardest-hit district of Bantul. On Sunday, three U.N. trucks brought high-energy biscuits to survivors and two Singapore military cargo planes arrived with doctors and medical supplies. Some 22 countries have contributed or pledged assistance, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in Geneva.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

Contract report – Old Trafford may not have seen the last of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic’s inclusion on Manchester United’s list of released players seemed to suggest his career at Old Trafford was over – but that might not be the case.While the Swede will become a free agent on July 1, he is going to continue his recovery from a cruciate knee ligament injury at the club’s Carrington training ground.And the Manchester Evening News report that, should his recovery be a success, he could be offered a short-term deal until the end of the 2017/18 season.It’s likely that January 2018 will be the earliest possible date for his return to action.The 35-year-old finished last term as United’s top scorer with 28 goals in all competitions, and may have been challenging for the Premier League’s Golden Boot before injury cruelly ended his campaign in April. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 1last_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps have taken a huge step to securing their future despite facing an uphill financial battle in recent months.The club has confirmed it has submitted all financial and administrative criteria to comply with 2012 Licensing requirements.Up until recent weeks the Ballybofey club faced an uncertain future with heavy financial debts. However a robust fundraising campaign in recent weeks has now put the club on a more even foothold.A statement issued by the club has confirmed it will play senior football in 2012.“The Club would like to express its sincere gratitude to the sponsors, organisations and members of the public who supported and contributed to our Fundraising ventures in 2011.“We would also like to pay tribute to our volunteers whose incredible hard work and dedication has ensured that Donegal will continue to host senior football in 2012. “The Club would like to acknowledge the huge commitment made by Denise O’Neill, Club Treasurer, and Lucia Foley, Club Administrator, who’s hard work ensured that the extensive administrative challenges presented by licensing were successfully completed.”The club also wished all supporters a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year as we look forward to the 2012 season.  HARPS SECURE SENIOR FOOTBALL FOR 2012 SEASON was last modified: December 22nd, 2011 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:finn harpslast_img read more

Softball Completes Three-Game Sweep Over Evansville with 3-0 Win Sunday

first_img Live Stats Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) added two insurance runs in the sixth inning. Wright, who entered as a pinch hitter with two outs, ripped a double to right field that scored Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) and Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.).   PDF Box Score The Valley on ESPN3 Story Links EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Drake University softball team completed a three-game sweep over Evansville Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 win on the opening weekend of Missouri Valley Conference play. Newman and Purple Aces starter Morgan Florey battled the first three innings as both team’s offenses struggled. The Bulldogs had zero hits while Florey struck out seven batters. Newman was just as good, giving up two hits, but she punched out seven Purple Aces on strikes. Timmons pitched the final four innings and allowed just two hits with four strikeouts and worked around three walks. She improved to 7-4 on the season with the outstanding relief appearance. at Indiana State 3/23/2018 – 1 PM Drake returns to Indiana next weekend for more MVC action as the Bulldogs visit Indiana State, March 24-25. The three-game series against the Sycamores will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Watch Live Drake (19-9, 3-0 MVC) avenged a three-game sweep by Evansville (7-18, 0-3 MVC) during the 2017 season. Next Game: Newman started and went three innings and allowed just two hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. Her seven strikeouts give her 646 in her career and moved her past former teammate Rebekah Schmidt (2012-15, 644) for fifth all-time in program history. Preview Drake broke through in the fourth inning as Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) started the frame with a single and Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) followed with a walk. Both moved up after a wild pitch by Florey. Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa), a lefty batter, then drove a ball to the opposite field that scored Roemmich for the 1-0 lead. Johnson then stole second and Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) was hit by a pitch to the load bases with zero outs. However, Florey settled in and retired the next three batters to escape anymore trouble. Evansville threatened in the bottom of the fourth inning as the Purple Aces hit back-to-back singles off Timmons, but Timmons settled in and retired the next three batters, including a pair of strikeouts. Full Schedule Roster Sunday, the Bulldogs won a classic pitching duel as Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) teamed up and shut down the Purple Aces.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Airport has been put out of operation after it was struck by lightning this evening.Vital equipment at the airport was damaged leading to a cancellation of flights.Tomorrow morning’s flights to and from the airport have also been cancelled. Engineers will be on site tomorrow morning in a bid to repair the damage.Passengers are currently being bussed to and from Dublin.It comes as winds begin to pick up speeds across the country ahead of a code red storm warning for this evening.Donegal may escape the worst of the storm but winds are expected to increase across the North West again tomorrow. If you have any storm damage report please contact will publish all reports once they are verified. STORM ALERT: DONEGAL AIRPORT KNOCKED OUT BY LIGHTNING STRIKE was last modified: December 26th, 2013 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:Donegal Airportlightning strikestormlast_img read more