Lillard rallies Trail Blazers for tight win over Lakers

first_imgLakers: Six Lakers finished in double figures, including 14 points for Brook Lopez and 11 for Kyle Kuzma.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Host the New York Knicks on Tuesday.Lakers: Host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina CJ McCollum had 22 points, and Jusuf Nurkic added 16 points and 16 rebounds.Julius Randle had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who had their five-game winning streak ended. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 16 points, and Lonzo Ball had 10 points, two rebounds and two assists.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 folkLillard was 5 of 7 from the floor and 4 of 5 from 3-point range in the fourth quarter.Isaiah Thomas had a chance to tie it in the closing seconds but was stripped by Shabazz Napier, who then made two free throws. Thomas finished with 19 points. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Lakers led 80-73 after the third quarter, with Randle scoring nine points and Caldwell-Pope adding seven. Caldwell-Pope knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers to put Los Angeles up by 12, the Lakers’ largest lead of the game. Delivering on the defensive end, the Lakers held Lillard and McCollum to a combined six points on 2-of-13 shooting. Portland was 5 of 23 from the field, shooting 21.7 percent in the quarter.The Trail Blazers opened up an 11-point lead in the first quarter after Ball was called for two personal fouls in the first 5:56. The short-handed Lakers responded by cutting the advantage down to three going into the second, where the trading of runs became more pronounced.McCollum had seven straight to start the quarter, helping Portland to a 17-8 scoring edge over the first 4:28 and opening up a 46-32 lead, only to see the Lakers answer with an 8-0 run that included consecutive 3s by Kuzma and Ball. The Trail Blazers were up 58-55 at the break, with McCollum scoring 14 of his 17 first-half points in the second quarter.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Lillard was 12 of 25 for the game, including 6 of 11 from 3.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer dazzles in first career Bay Area appearance Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, center, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Damian Lillard scored 19 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers won their 15th consecutive game over the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-103 on Monday night.Lillard scored 15 in a row for the Trail Blazers down the stretch, giving them a 104-103 with 1:08 remaining by knowing down 1 of 2 free throws.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments 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 awardlast_img read more

3 Police Officers under close arrest for allegedly selling seized marijuana to dealer

first_imgThree Police Officers attached to the Fort Wellington Police Station were placed under close arrest after allegedly selling a portion of marijuana they seized to other dealers.Based on reports received, Police ranks would have unearthed 21.7 kilograms of compressed cannabis in a car that had crashed into another on the West Coast of Berbice on November 18, 2018. The illicit drug was discovered after the driver fledThe compressed cannabisthe scene.It was reported that the cannabis was found well wrapped in several black plastic bags on the back seat of the car.However, surveillance footage indicates that the officers who arrived on the scene may have removed a quantity of the illegal drug before taking pictures.After the surveillance footage from a nearby business and a house was reviewed, investigators concluded that the first part of the booty had been removed.A Traffic Sergeant and two Detective Sergeants were placed under close arrest after it was revealed that they would have sold the stolen portion of marijuana to a dealer on the Corentyne. The investigation continues.last_img read more

NDP slams gov’t on nixed green tax exemptions

first_img [asset|aid=2710|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f595eb41ac8490c8018dbd19b5177ab-Rob Fleming 2_1_Pub.mp3] Just this week, Finance Minister Colin Hansen introduced HST legislation.Fleming insists the legislation is already doing more harm then good. [asset|aid=2711|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f595eb41ac8490c8018dbd19b5177ab-Rob Fleming 3_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement The HST is set to come into effect on July 1st of this year. The B.C. NDP is bashing the Government for eliminating a tax-exemption for energy-saving items.NDP Environment Critic and MLA for Victoria, Rob Fleming, explains March 31st is the final day to take advantage of the PST exemption on green and Energy Star items. – Advertisement – [asset|aid=2709|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f595eb41ac8490c8018dbd19b5177ab-Rob Fleming 1_2_Pub.mp3] He says that in order to make way for the new blended tax, the PST policy is being surrendered to Ottawa, and now green exemptions will not apply starting April 1st. Included in the nixed tax incentives are high efficiency window and doors, insulation products and energy efficient furnaces. Advertisementcenter_img By Christine Rumleskielast_img read more

Exclusive – Koeman is a ‘perfect fit’ as Southampton manager, says former Saints star

first_imgFormer defender Graeme Le Saux has told talkSPORT that Ronald Koeman is a “perfect fit” as Southampton manager.The Saints have enjoyed an emphatic start to the campaign under their new boss, with the side currently sitting second in the Premier League following three consecutive top flight victories, while a 2-1 win over Arsenal on Tuesday booked their spot in the last-16 of the League Cup.Their success has come as a big surprise for most, with the south coast side widely tipped for a relegation battle after seeing manager Mauricio Pochettino and a host of star players leave this summer.And Le Saux believes Koeman, as well as the players who decided to remain at the club despite the mass exodus, deserves a lot of credit for their current high-flying form.“It’s a fantastic start to the season for Southampton and that says everything about the quality of manager the club brought in,” the former defender told Drivetime.“Ronald Koeman is a perfect fit for the club, he’s still a younger manager and he has great history as a player.“Of course there will be a reality check at some point, but they’ve played very well and deserve to be where they are in the league.“Their form is a credit to the players who stayed. When the big names go you can often feel that the club isn’t very ambitious and that you have to move on to fulfil your potential.“But instead they’ve enjoyed a great start to the season and it’s made all those players feel like they have a lot to offer, and Southampton has a lot to offer them.“They’re second in the table, above Liverpool and Manchester United who took all their best players.“That will give the Southampton team a boost and certainly Koeman is doing a fantastic job there.”last_img read more

Juventus boost! Serie A club lead race for PSG striker as Chelsea target Lukaku

first_img Edinson Cavani (left) could be set to leave the French capital Chelsea have paved the way for Juventus to sign Edinson Cavani by making Romelu Lukaku their primary transfer target this summer.The Blues were set to battle it out with Juve for the Paris Saint-Germain striker but new manager Antonio Conte has reportedly told his new club to lure the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge instead.The22-year-old forward spent three years in west London, which included loan spells at West Brom and Everton before he signed permanently for the Toffees in 2014.And now Chelsea have reignited their interest in their former frontman, which has allowed Juventus to emerge as the only candidates to sign Cavani.According to Tuttosport, Juventus have held preliminary talks with both PSG and Cavani’s representatives and hope to complete a deal before the end of the season. 1last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Stoke make £20m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino

first_img1 Saido Berahino in action for West Brom Stoke boss Mark Hughes has confirmed the club have made a move for Saido Berahino.The Potters are in the market for a new striker and are understood to have tabled an offer worth £20m for the West Brom man.The Baggies have yet to respond to the bid, but Hughes is hopeful of getting a deal done for the 22-year-old.Speaking on Tuesday, he said of Stoke’s interest in Berahino. “We’ve put bids in. As we stand, those haven’t been accepted yet, but we are still hopeful on that one.”Berahino has a strained relationship with West Brom and vowed never to play for chairman Jeremy Peace again after a move to Tottenham was blocked last summer.He later apologised to the club’s supporters for his actions and went on to play 32 times in all competitions under Tony Pulis last season, scoring seven goals.But he is looking likely to move on this summer having recently turned down the offer of a new contract with West Brom and with just one year left on his current deal.last_img read more

New faces for Jethawks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Perhaps it was the offseason regime change in Phoenix, or maybe it was just a significant portion of the JetHawks’ parent Arizona Diamondbacks farm system aging out. Whatever the reason, the 2006 JetHawks Opening Day roster has a drastically different complexion than teams Arizona has sent to Lancaster in recent years. The Diamondbacks have sent its share of prospects to Lancaster the past few years, to be sure, but under the regimes of farm directors Tommy Jones and Bob Miller, Arizona has used Lancaster as a quasi-independent squad to which they assigned career minor-leaguers. Even elite prospects they’ve assigned to their advanced Class-A affiliate in the Antelope Valley have been older, top-level collegiate draft picks – such as the “Three Amigos,” Conor Jackson, Carlos Quentin and Jamie D’Antona, who forged the nucleus of the 2004 first-half championship team, and Stephen Drew last season. Under first-year farm director A.J. Hinch, Lancaster opens the season with few familiar faces. The JetHawks return just six players from last year’s team and two others who played in Lancaster in 2004. Only two position players are back, and only one- sparingly used first baseman/outfielder Javier Brito – was on the playoff roster. Despite a glaring lack of experience, several factors contribute to an exceptionally bullish outlook. The JetHawks, who open their California League season tonight at Lake Elsinore, feature nine top-30 Baseball America organizational prospects – more than Arizona has previously sent to Lancaster – from a Diamondbacks system ranked No. 1 by BA and the nucleus of last season’s Single-A South Bend (Ind.) Midwest League championship team. Headlining that group is elite prospect Carlos Gonzalez, last season’s Midwest League MVP. Gonzalez, a 20-year-old left-handed hitting Venezuelan outfielder ranked fourth among Arizona’s prospects, is a five-tool player with explosive power potential. He tapped into that potential in last season’s breakthrough year, when he batted .318 and hit 18 homers in what’s considered a pitchers’ league. Top 30 prospects Cesar Nicolas (No. 22), a right-handed hitting first baseman who hit 21 homers last season at South Bend, outfielder Jerome Milons (No. 26), who hit 10 at South Bend, and Gonzalez give Lancaster a powerful heart of the batting order that figures to be a combustible mix amid the Antelope Valley’s high winds and thin air. “It could get ugly,” JetHawks hitting coach Damon Mashore said. Anchoring a prospect-rich starting rotation are No. 17 Matt Chico and No. 18 A.J. Shappi, who spent half a season at Lancaster last year. Chico, Lancaster’s Opening Day starter, is among three left-handed starters. Closer Matt Elliott was 3-4 with a 2.14 ERA and led the organization with 32 saves last season at South Bend. Manager Brett Butler, the popular former Dodgers outfielder, by all accounts brings the same energy to managing the game as he did playing it. He said he’ll emphasize fundamentally sound baseball. He said he will have the JetHawks playing “small ball” and vowed not to let the conditions of hitter-friendly Lancaster dictate his emphasis on development. “We’re going to teach these guys the way the game is supposed to be played, both fundamentally and situationally,” Butler said. “I didn’t change my style when I went to (Wrigley Field), and I didn’t change my style when I went to Coors Field.” (818) 713-3607last_img read more

Saint Etienne join Bournemouth and Brighton in race for £13m-rated striker

first_imgSaint Etienne have joined Bournemouth and Brighton in the race for Dijon striker Lois Diony.The Frenchman caught the eye in Ligue 1 last season after finding the net 11 times and also weighing in with eight assists.Dijon are well aware of the growing interest in the 24-year-old and they will let him go if someone meets their £13million asking price.Earlier on in the summer Bournemouth had been linked with Diony, while more recently he has been on the radars of Brighton and Birmingham City.And now, according to Le Progres, the striker is also being courted by Saint Etienne.The French club are making a big push for Diony and it is claimed he could sign for them within the week if talks continue to accelerate. 1 Dijon striker Lois Diony scored 11 goals and claimed eight assists last season last_img read more

Kathua rape and murder case: alleged conspirator’s family wants CBI probe

first_imgThe family members of Sanji Ram, the alleged conspirator of the Kathua rape and murder case, have said that he should be hanged publicly but only if a CBI probe into the case finds him guilty.The family members also criticised the national media for portraying their agitation for a CBI probe into the case as “pro-rapists” and “pro-culprits”, and said the scribes were “delivering judgments without investigation”.Huddled together under a tree in a nondescript hamlet in their village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, Ram’s family members have been demanding an “impartial investigation by a credible agency”. Sixteen women, who were on a fast demanding a CBI probe into the case, have been hospitalised in past 15 days.“My father (Sanji Ram) and brother (Vishal) should be hanged to death if they are found guilty, provided the investigation is conducted by a credible agency. We want justice for the girl by a probe through credible agency and only such probe can ensure our father’s and brother’s innocence,” one of Ram’s daughters said.“Media should have heard us, our side and our fears on the probe by the Crime Branch. Wanting a CBI probe to give justice to 8-year girl, meant to media that we were shielding culprits or creating hurdle in the probe. It was wrong. We always batted for justice for the girl,” she said. She expressed doubt about the credibility of the probe by the Crime Branch. “Being a girl, I am pained over the treatment meted out to the victim but I am doubtful over the probe being conducted by the Crime Branch,” she said.“We have doubts over the investigation and there are reasons for it. We strongly demand a CBI inquiry to ensure justice to the victim as well as the local people,” she added. Her younger sister also questioned the Crime Branch’s investigation asking how could a father call his son for raping a minor girl — as claimed in the chargesheet.“Can you imagine what this (statement in charge-sheet of Crime Branch) means? It is shameful that someone says an old man called his young son from his college in UP to rape a little girl,” she said. The issue was being politicised, she said, and claimed that their voice had been muzzled in political war. The family said that the chargesheet had not only given bad name to the hamlet but also “discredited” all the Dogras of the area. The body of the girl, from the Bakherwal community, was recovered from Rasana forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area. On January 23, the government had handed over the case to the crime branch of the state police which formed a Special Investigation Team and arrested eight people including two Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a head constable, who was charged with destruction of evidence. The crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police filed a main charge sheet against the seven accused on Monday last and one separate charge sheet against another accused, who was earlier said to be a juvenile, at a court in Kathua district last Tuesday.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of hiding money in tax havens

first_imgReal Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo could become embroiled in legal problems after information emerged that he may have avoided paying millions of dollars in taxes by funneling income to a company in the Caribbean.Efe quoted German newsweekly Der Spiegel as saying on its website on Friday that Germany international Mesut Ozil, a former Real Madrid star who now plays for Arsenal, and ex-Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho – currently with Manchester United – may also be implicated in the scheme. (Also read: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to contest FIFA’s annual award)The information emerged from a leak of nearly 19 million documents that found their way to the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), a consortium of media outfits that includes Der Spiegel, Spain’s El Mundo, The Sunday Times of Britain and France-based Mediapart.Ronaldo, who led Portugal to victory in the Euro 2016 football tournament after helping Real Madrid win their record 11th Champions League trophy, used a company in the British Virgin Island to conceal 75 million euros ($80 million) in income from endorsements, Der Spiegel said.The EIC report says the tax evasion mechanism was developed by Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes.Gestifute, Mendes’ company, said in a response to the EIC allegations that Ronaldo and Mourinho had “fully respected their obligations vis-a-vis the Spanish and British authorities”.The EIC member institutions say they plan to publish further revelations of wrongdoing in soccer over the coming weeks.last_img read more