Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe pace Bucks past Wizards in ‘crazy game’

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Washington trailed by as many as 25 in the first half, but closed to 120-113 on Chasson Randle’s layup with 10:22 left.Bledsoe helped finish off the Wizards with 10 points in a quick scoring flurry, including a dunk off a missed free throw by Antetokounmpo. He made a 3-pointer with 7:07 remaining to make it 138-118.Bledsoe’s electrifying dunk brought a huge reaction from the Fiserv Forum crowd.“I just saw Brad (Bradley Beal) talking to the ref,” Bledsoe said. “That was my chance to sneak in and try to get a rebound. I didn’t know I was going to dunk it.“I just tried to make a play.”ADVERTISEMENT WORTH NOTINGErsan Ilyasova broke out of a scoring slump with 12 points for Milwaukee. The reserve forward was 4 for 4 from the field.TIP-INSWizards: Porter was with his teammates preparing for the game when he was informed of the trade less than an hour before tip-off. He was averaging 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Wizards this season. … Former University of Wisconsin star Sam Dekker had 12 points in 21 minutes.Bucks: C Thon Maker was traded to Detroit for 6-foot-7 wing Stanley Johnson. A person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been announced publicly. The 7-foot-1 Maker was the 10th pick in 2016. He started 34 games as a rookie in 2016-’17 but has mostly come off the bench since then and had fallen out of the Bucks rotation.UP NEXTWizards: Host Cleveland on Friday night.Bucks: At Dallas on Friday night. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Kevin Durant lashes at media amid Knicks rumors In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after a dunk during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo called it “a crazy game.”A little too crazy for the All-Star.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Beal led Washington with 30 points, and Thomas Bryant had 26. Jeff Green finished with 22 points for his fourth straight game with 20 or more.The Wizards (22-32) played without Otto Porter Jr. after he was traded to the Chicago Bulls for Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis and a protected 2023 second-round pick.A person familiar with the negotiations said late Wednesday that Washington had agreed to trade Markieff Morris to New Orleans for Wesley Johnson. There will be draft considerations in the deal as well, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the NBA trade call was pending.Antetokounmpo went 17 for 21 from the field in Milwaukee’s highest scoring game of the season. He also had six rebounds, four assists and three steals.But he credited Bledsoe for making the difference.“He’s amazing,” Antetokounmpo said. “He’s been amazing all year. He came in with a defensive mindset. He was in the passing lanes. He made Bradley Beal take tough shots. He gave us the extra energy and we were able to close the game.”The Bucks (40-13) rolled to 50 points in the first quarter on 20-for-27 shooting. They led 85-65 at the break.It was the highest scoring quarter of the season for Milwaukee. The halftime total was two shy of the franchise record for points in a half set on March 14, 1979, versus the New Orleans Jazz.“We shot the ball really well,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We mixed in getting to the basket. It was just the normal stuff. We were playing fast a lot of possessions and they were scoring, too.“It was like an ABA game or something.” Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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. MOST READ Antetokounmpo scored 43 points, Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 148-129 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.“I think we were just trading baskets at one point,” Antetokounmpo said. “We’re a good team but we’re trying to be a great team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Even though we scored a lot, we were sloppy. Defensively we have to pick it up a little bit because that’s not the face we want to show.”The Bucks shot 60 percent (56 for 93) from the field and placed six players in double figures while becoming the first NBA team with 40 victories. Malcolm Brogdon had 18 points and Khris Middleton finished with 16. 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LEC Ignores ‘Death Trap’ on Benson & Lynch

first_imgSince Sunday, January 25, residents of Benson and Lynch Streets in Monrovia have lived in fear of a “death trap” created by an LEC light pole that is hanging precariously over the intersection putting pedestrians, petty traders, vehicles and buildings at serious risk. According to eyewitnesses, the already rotten pole was knocked off its base by a speeding lorry nearly two weeks ago.  But since the incident, the menacing pole has remained hanging over the street posing a serious threat to the safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians along that route. Up to press time last night, LEC’s Public Relations officer, Hassan Kiawu, who was contacted on several occasions about the danger the damaged pole poses to residents and passers-by, has not prompted any action from his management to remove or replant the hazardous electricity pole. It may be recalled that on several occasions, LEC has neglected similar rotten or damaged light poles to the detriment of poverty-stricken citizens who eke out their livelihood from the street corners.Meanwhile, most of the residents directly in the vicinity of the damaged pole, among them, Temacus and wife Sianeh, an elderly woman only identified as Dawo and her three children, are calling on the LEC management to remove the hanging pole to avoid a disaster.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

School officials warn students about immigration rally

first_imgLOS ANGELES – School officials urged students to stay in class instead of taking part in Tuesday’s planned immigration reform rallies. “Our number one priority is the safety of our students, and we ask that parents and the community at large support us in our effort to keep students in class each day,” Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent David L. Brewer III said Sunday at a news conference. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Cardinal Roger Mahony, head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, made similar requests. Rallies were planned in downtown Los Angeles and around the nation calling for changes in laws regarding illegal immigration. Some groups are calling for an end to police sweeps of illegal immigrants while others oppose guest-worker programs and support making it easier for illegal immigrants to become legal. “I’m a strong believer in free speech but not at the expense of educational opportunity,” California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell said in Los Angeles. “I encourage all California students to honor the struggles of immigrant parents by working hard in school on May 1 and every day of the school year,” O’Connell added in San Diego. O’Connell said he was a friend of Cesar Chavez and the late Hispanic civil rights leader “would not want students to sacrifice their opportunity to get an education.” School officials also said absences would cost school districts money, since they receive government funding based on daily average student attendance. In San Diego, the immigration-reform group Si Se Puede set its planned march for 3 p.m. to avoid conflict with school hours. However, if students do walk out for rallies, “that’s their choice,” group member David Schmidt said. 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! On Sunday, nearly 1,000 people held an early rally in San Jose to condemn recent federal sweeps of illegal immigrants. Opponents said raids have led to deportations that have left U.S.-born children without their parents. Another 200 people marched in the tiny agricultural town of Mendota. About the same number were taken into custody in a series of immigration raids in and around the west Fresno County city earlier this year. Organizers have predicted hundreds of thousands of people will take part in Los Angeles rallies Tuesday but it was unclear how many would be students. Last year, an estimated 72,000 Los Angeles youngsters skipped school to join the demonstrations. This year, state and local school officials said it was more important for students to remain in class. last_img read more

Video Assistant Referee system used for first time in World Cup history

first_img0Shares0000The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) operation room in Moscow © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVKAZAN, Russian Federation, Jun 16 – The Video Assistant Referee system was used for the first time in World Cup history on Saturday, when France were awarded a penalty against Australia in Kazan.Antoine Griezmann went down after a tackle in the penalty box in the second half of the Group C fixture. Referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay did not award a spot-kick but after viewing the VAR footage, ruled it was a penalty and Griezmann gave France a 1-0 lead.Minutes later Australia drew level through a spot-kick of their own although it was awarded by the referee, with Mile Jedinak coolly beating Hugo Lloris.VAR has been used to varying degrees of success in Serie A and the German Bundesliga, while FIFA used the system at the Confederations Cup in Russia last year.But the English Premier League voted in April not to use the system during the 2018/19 Premier League season after controversial trials in English cup competitions.VAR technology is used in what are considered “game-changing” situations, such as a goal, penalty or red card, and can also be used to help referees with cases of mistaken identity.FIFA director of referees Massimo Busacca admits the system has been rushed in for the World Cup, but insists officials are ready and that VAR will help referees make better decisions in Russia.Pierluigi Collina, chairman of the referees committee at FIFA, said it was time for the VAR to prove its worth in the modern game because referees were “humans” and should have a safety net to prevent them making mistakes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Tottenham striker ready to prove himself at White Hart Lane

first_imgTottenham forward Emmanuel Adebayor has confirmed he wants to stay at the north London club next season.The 31-year-old, who made only 13 Premier League appearances last season and slipped behind the prolific Harry Kane in Spurs’ line-up, has revealed he is determined to get back to his best form.The Togo striker tweeted on Friday: “Feeling really fresh after my goal [in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Liberia]. Can’t wait to come back to Tottenham and show everyone the passion I have for the club.”Former Arsenal man Adebayor, who joined Spurs on a permanent basis in August 2012 from Manchester City, added: “Looking forward to pre season! #COYS.”Adebayor has one year remaining on his White Hart Lane contract. 1 Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor last_img read more

Brighton complete the signing of Anthony Knockaert

first_img Anthony Knockaert 1 Brighton have completed the signing of former Leicester winger Anthony Knockaert from Standard Liege for an undisclosed fee.The 24-year-old, who helped Leicester win promotion and then played for a season in the Barclays Premier League before moving to Belgium, has agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract.Seagulls manager Chris Hughton said: “Once I knew that there was a possibility that Anthony was available, he was somebody I was interested in bringing to the club for a number of reasons.“He is a different type of player to the wide players we have here; he can play in three positions, on the left, off the frontman, but predominantly in his previous time here in England he played on the right side.“He is a very good technical, offensive player, and has experience of playing in the Championship, in a team who played a 4-4-2 system, and he is used to having a responsibility in the wide areas – but mostly it is what he can bring us offensively in terms of goals and assists.”The transfer is subject to international clearance so Knockaert is not expected to be available to face Hull in the FA Cup on Saturday.last_img read more

Letterkenny to compete in international Communities in Bloom competition

first_imgLetterkenny is participating in the 2016 National Edition of Communities in Bloom in the International Challenge (Large) category, along with Fairhope Alabama USA; Lambton Shores ON Canada; Morro Bay California USA; Omagh Town, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council Northern Ireland & Rosemère QC Canada.After beating 860 villages and towns in the 2015 Tidy Towns competition, Letterkenny will be a hard candidate for the competitors to beat.The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, even paid Letterkenny a visit to pay tribute to the incredible work of the Tidy Towns Committee! The Communities in Bloom judges, Odette Sabourin-Dumais from Québec & Piet Boersma from The Netherlands will be in Letterkenny this week on the 27th, 28th and 29th of July. People are urged to do their bit to keep Letterkenny nice and tidy for the judge’s arrivals.Communities in Bloom is a non-profit organisation based in Canada. The main aims of the organisation is to foster civic pride, beautification, environmental responsibility and improving quality of life through community participation and a national challenge.The organisation focuses on education regarding the sustainable development and importance of green spaces and natural environments.The results will be announced in Regina in the Saskatchewan Province in Canada from October 27th to 29th, 2016.  Letterkenny to compete in international Communities in Bloom competition was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:bloomCanadacommunities in bloomletterkennyMICHAEL D HIGGINStidy townslast_img read more


first_imgAn Inishowen man caught performing lewd sex acts in the car park of a university in Derry had been caught doing the same thing in Co Donegal, we can reveal.Gavin Porter, 35, from Grange, Inch Island, was given a five month suspended prison sentence at Derry magistrates court. He was also banned from driving after PSNI officers found him performing an indecent act in his car at the Magee campus on May 13th and again on May 15th. Porter was drunk at the time.His own solicitor said Porter apologised for ‘his disgusting behaviour’.We have now learned that Porter had been cautioned by gardai in Co Donegal for a similar incident earlier this year. He wasn’t charged with any offence.CAR PERVERT HAD BEEN CAUGHT BY GARDAI was last modified: August 12th, 2011 by gregShare 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

Grad time

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – It’s been four years of final exams, football games and yearbook pictures. This year they weathered the controversial high school exit exam, immigration walkouts and changes to driving laws. And now, it’s time for graduation. About 3,100 students from the William S. Hart Union High School District will take the stage next week and receive diplomas in graduation ceremonies throughout Santa Clarita. Of those graduates, about 90 percent will proceed with some form of higher education. Whether it’s for full-time studies or just a few classes, the significant rate of college-bound students from the district hasn’t changed much over time. “Each year, it increases a little bit,” said Vicki Engbrecht, director of curriculum. Engbrecht attributed the sizable college-attendance rate to high community expectations and easy access to College of the Canyons. In fact, 60 percent of graduates are heading to community college, with the majority of them attending College of the Canyons. Pete Hirsch is one high school senior with his sights aimed at the local school. The 17-year-old works for a contractor building cabinets and doesn’t want to leave his job because it pays well. Attending College of the Canyons became the logical choice. “I’m going to go to COC because it’s so close,” Hirsch said. “I plan to do this as long as I have a job.” Although many take extra courses at the community college during high school, College of the Canyons works closely with the Hart district to encourage students to continue their education there. A program started this year involves College of the Canyons counselors regularly visiting Hart district high schools to answer questions and hold workshops, Engbrecht said. Still, interest in college runs deep in the community. More than 4,000 students and their families showed up at the district’s college fair last year to learn about the application process, financial aid and passing the SAT. On Tuesday, Valencia High School seniors gathered for an end-of-the-year assembly and graduation practice. Banners hung on the gym walls, marking how many days were left until the big day. As they picked up their caps and gowns, students talked about their plans after graduation. Some were headed as far as France while a few others opted for the East Coast and Midwest. Many others mentioned San Francisco State University. Although many planned on sticking close to home and attending community college, others said they wanted to leave the area and see what the rest of the world has to offer. Mike Amico is one such student. The 18-year-old was first considering California State University, Long Beach, but changed his mind when he learned that many students who go there also return home on weekends. He wants to be on a campus that will bring a traditional college experience and has chosen Arizona State University. “It’s a big school,” he said. “I didn’t want to feel like I was at a commuter college.” (661)257-5254 last_img read more

No Ronaldo, no supporters for Real Madrid in LaLiga opener

first_imgReal Madrid began their season with a 2-0 home win against Getafe thank to goals from Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal – but did so in front of their lowest attendance in nearly a decade. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won NEW ERA Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 impact Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener smart causal 3 3 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes There were only 48,466 present to see the first match of the campaign. Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t there, kick-off was after 10pm on a Sunday night and many Spanish people are currently on holiday, which would explain why so few people were in the 81,000-capacity Santiago Bernabeu stadium. highlights In fact it was the lowest number since May 2009 when 44,270 attended a 3-1 home defeat by Real Mallorca, Madrid’s fourth consecutive loss in the final season before Ronaldo’s £80m arrival from Manchester United.center_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack MONEY Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible standings gameday Toni Kroos wasn’t too impressed with the 10pm kick-off time silverware RANKED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Bale scored in the 2-0 win, but there were a lot of empty seats Football news Ronaldo left for Juventus this summer in a £99m transfer, having scored 451 goals in his 438 appearances, and began life in Serie A with a 3-2 win against Chievo.“It’s not a question of [Bale] following in Ronaldo’s wake,” Real Madrid defender Nacho told the club’s official website. “Cristiano left his mark on a whole era here. Bale is a really key player for us and he’s won many trophies here and has nothing to prove to anyone. Everyone knows they can count on him and I’m sure that he’ll continue to perform well.“The fans are fully behind Bale and he’s very happy at Real Madrid. We’ve got some fantastic strikers here.”last_img read more