Hawks pounce on Jimmy Butler’s miscues, stun 76ers on John Collins’ late jumper

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Azkals coach cancels dinner plans with old foe after PH’s 3-0 loss to China “I had a pretty good rhythm in the fourth quarter and we just kind of kept running plays that were working for us,” Huerter said.Butler led the Sixers with 30 points and Ben Simmons had 23 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds.The game turned into a 3-point shootout late — the teams combined for 23; seven in the fourth.JJ Redick, who missed the last two games with a sore back, led a comeback in the fourth with a pair of 3-pointers that tied the game each time. TJ McConnell put the 76ers ahead by one with 2:39 left. Huerter buried a 3 to tie it at 121.Butler had his first major miscue when he lost the ball on a drive down the lane that was recovered by Atlanta. Collins hit the jumper and that was enough for the lowly Hawks.“We just got to fix it,” Butler said. “I think we’re going to be fine. All I know is, everybody’s in there. We’re in it together. We’re not going separate ways.”TIP-INSHawks: Coach Lloyd Pierce made a homecoming of sorts after spending five years on Brown’s staff with the Sixers. Pierce said he owed Brown so much for helping him become a head coach. Brown said Pierce was one of his first hires as “The Process” began in 2013.“It is not a me versus them, it’s still us. It’s about us,” Pierce said.76ers: Brown said G Markelle Fultz (thoracic outlet syndrome) is undergoing therapy in Philadelphia and may rejoin the team soon. … Justin Patton (broken foot) could return in early February. … Zhaire Smith (foot) has individual workouts, but has not yet practiced with the team this season. FOMOThe 76ers will retire Moses Malone’s No. 2 in a halftime ceremony of the Feb. 8 game against Denver. The Sixers also will unveil a Malone sculpture on their Legends Walk at team headquarters in New Jersey.Malone was a three-time NBA MVP, 13-time All-Star (12 times in NBA, once in ABA), Hall of Fame inductee and member of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. In 1983, he helped the Sixers roll through the playoffs and sweep the Lakers in the finals — the last time they won a championship.Before the playoffs that year, Malone was asked about the team’s prospects. He is remembered as much for his answer to that question as he is for his dominance on the court.“Fo’, fo’, fo’,” Malone said, predicting three straight sweeps.WHAT A DRAGLate in the third, Alex Len planted an elbow in Butler’s face on the block that knocked the four-time All-Star to the ground. Butler remained seated and appeared to exchange words with Len. McConnell yanked Butler by the right shoulder and dragged him about 15 feet to the free-throw line to keep the tension from escalating. The refs threw it to New York for a review and Len was hit with a flagrant foul.UP NEXTHawks: Host Milwaukee on Sunday.76ers: Play Sunday at New York. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I hope we’re still together,” Butler said. “Nobody pointing fingers at anybody.”There were at least a few raised eyebrows after the hapless Hawks (13-29) sent the Sixers to just their fourth home loss of the season. The Sixers struggled with All-Star center Joel Embiid out with a sore ankle suffered in a loss to Washington on Wednesday. His presence was missed — Embiid leads the 76ers with averages of 26.9 points and 13.4 rebounds in 40 games — and the Hawks pounced.Atlanta crushed the Sixers with 62 points in the paint and outrebounded Philly 44-30.“You can start all over the place and whether it’s Joel or not Joel, you know we should be better defensively,” coach Brett Brown said. “It’s where we anchored our program and at the moment, we are poor. Right now, lately, we have been poor.”The Hawks were happy to capitalize and hit 12 3s and shot 56 percent overall from the floor. Collins scored 25 points and Kevin Huerter hit five 3s and led the Hawks with 29 points.ADVERTISEMENT Butler had a chance at atonement — he was 12 for 12 at the free-throw line and had two shots with 2.4 seconds left.First shot, rattle and miss.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 ChrissSecond shot, clang off the back of the rim.Wilson Chandler slipped under the basket on the second attempt and missed his gimmie tip-in at the horn that helped the Hawks hang on to beat the Sixers 123-121 on Friday night. 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(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA— Jimmy Butler had 30 fateful seconds in the fourth to forget.The Philadelphia 76ers star guard lost the ball in a tie game on a drive down the lane that led to Atlanta’s John Collins finding separation and burying a fadeaway jumper with 25 seconds left for the lead.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Democracy has fled

first_imgDear Editor,Suddenly, the dark era of the PNC has descended on Guyanese like a relentless plague, a phenomenon which many had thought would never return after savouring the fruits of democracy for 23 years. The ghosts of the dark past have now returned to life once again to haunt this nation. In the meantime, our hard-won democracy has been so much trampled upon that it has fled with great alacrity. The PNC has once again displayed its penchant for violating the Constitution and this time, the violation is not about delaying the elections but it is the violation of one’s right to freedom of movement, freedom of assembly, freedom of expression and by extension the right to peacefully protest. All the fundamental rights and freedom of individuals are being violated daily. The PNC has become the Constitution!Article 148(1) of the Constitution states that, “No person shall be deprived of his freedom of movement, that is to say, the right to move freely throughout Guyana…” The exception would be to prevent the commission of a crime, or in the interest of public safety, or to protect public morality or to PREVENT THE SUBVERSION OF DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS. In the case of the Guyana Police Force’s action against the protestors at Cornelia Ida, there is a clear indication that it is in complete defiance of Article 148. Moreover, they did the opposite of the constitutional stipulation: they subverted the democratic institutions. The GPF was committing a crime NOT the protesters!The caretaker President, David Granger, was attending a graduation ceremony and dinner at the Saraswati Vidya Niketan School in the area and an NGO, the Association of Democracy and Human Rights Guyana launched a protest to show their concern about the many violations of the Constitution and the CCJ’s rulings resulting on an assault on the democratic institutions in Guyana. David Granger has so far shown scant regard for these institutions. It is apparent that Granger knew about the protest beforehand and the Police erected a barricade in the streets to prevent the protesters from getting in close proximity to the school where the graduation was held and so neutralise the effect. It must be noted that it is normal for protesters to line the shoulders of the public roads but in this case they were prevented from doing so. It seems that Granger cannot bear to behold the sight of people protecting their inalienable rights; however, he is not averse to school children lining the streets and waving flags for his own pleasure.In addition, to add insult to injury, the peaceful protesters were pushed further down the streets in a bid to stifle their democratic voices. In this maddening haste to chase the protesters further down, the barricades were used as battering rams which resulted in injuries to some. But the Police was not satisfied with this, they arrested two of the protesters and held them in detention at the station for a couple of hours. Until now, they were not given any reason for their unlawful detention. This act is simply to stir fear and prevent others from standing up for their rights. It is clear that just as it was in Burnham days the Police has become the shameless tool of fear and intimidation of the PNC dictatorship. It can be assumed that it is only a matter of time before the Police is used to take out political opponents under the slightest pretext of aggression. The signs are manifesting!What is also alarming is the discriminatory action of the Police. This was so blatant since the PNC counter-protesters were allowed free access to the main road by the Police. Will these counter-protesters morph later into the House of Israel? We have seen in the not so distant past that protests led by the PNC had subjected law-abiding citizens who they deemed to be supporters of the PPP to the most demeaning and horrific acts-they were robbed, beaten and sexually molested. I could not recall any arrests made by the Guyana Police Force, for instance, the Agricola protest when these acts were done in broad daylight and in the presence of the Police. In addition, businesses were razed to the ground in some cases resulting in multimillion dollars losses. Where were the Police then? How many were arrested?As expected, the growing dictatorship has now made it the norm for Granger to travel around with heavy Police escorts and other security presence which only serve to instil fear and insecurity in the minds of Guyanese. The people now have to dive for cover anytime they hear a siren in the distant. The siren has now become a messenger of death. This is a lot more than Burnham was used to, so it may be prudent to assume a bigger dictator in the making. But such is the life of a dictator who feels unsafe to walk freely even among invitees at a graduation function. Can you imagine that invitees to this graduation function were body searched at the gate by the Police before being admitted? Since exposed to Pegasus, the courage of the caretaker President has certainly taken a sudden flight! The paranoia is growing rapidly!Guyanese must now stand up to this Granger dictatorship. It is time that we must register our non-cooperation with evil through peaceful protests and civil disobedience in order to eradicate this growing scourge.Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

Santa Clarita private schools

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Partial list of private schools in Santa Clarita Legacy Private Academy (K-6), 27680 Dickason Drive, Valencia, (661) 257-7377, legacyprivateacademy.com Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School (K-8), 23225 Lyons Ave., Newhall, (661) 259-1141 Pinecrest School (K-8), 16530 Lost Canyon Road, Canyon Country, (661) 298-2127 Pinecrest School (K-8) 25443 Orchard Village Road, Valencia, (661) 255-8080 Santa Clarita Christian Academy (K-12), 27249 Luther Drive, Canyon Country, (661) 252-7371 Trinity Classical Academy (K-7), 22743 15th St., Newhall (K); 24451 Valley St., Newhall (1-3); and 24436 Valley St., Newhall (4-7), (661) 296-2601, trinityclassicalacademy.com Sloan Canyon Christian Academy (K), 28355 Sloan Canyon Road, Castaic, (661) 257-7688last_img read more

Chaotic but still on course, Spain seek major World Cup improvement

first_img“Long live VAR! But like this we won’t win the World Cup,” declared the front page of Spanish sports daily Marca on Tuesday.A last minute solution to patch up the errors of a miserable start is the story of Spain’s World Cup so far.Coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked two days before their tournament opener against Portugal, with Fernando Hierro rushed into the role despite his lack of previous managerial experience.Hierro has been unable to match the heights of La Roja’s brilliant qualifying campaign under Lopetegui, although he was praised for the impact of his substitutions against Morocco as Aspas and Rodrigo came off the bench to save the day.By winning the group Spain face hosts Russia in Moscow on Sunday and find themselves on the more favourable side of the draw, as is reflected by their new status as tournament favourites by bookmakers.However, a series of defensive lapses need to be eradicated if they are to go any further.“We like to be clear and honest,” said captain Sergio Ramos, who was at fault for both Moroccan goals. “This is not the way forward.“The group stages always allow you a margin for error, these errors from now on send you home.”– ‘Transparent’ De Gea –Dropped? David de Gea could be left out for Spain’s World Cup last 16 tie with Russia © AFP / Jewel SAMADRamos and Gerard Pique have at times endured a frosty off-field relationship due to their roles as figureheads for the Real Madrid-Barcelona rivalry.On the field, though, they have rarely been questioned with multiple Champions League medals for their clubs and World Cup and European Championship winners for Spain.Both have been error-strewn so far in Russia with Pique also lucky to escape an early red card against Morocco.Behind them David de Gea looks a different goalkeeper to the one who has won Manchester United’s player of the year for four of the past five seasons.De Gea let a simple Cristiano Ronaldo effort through his hands in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Portugal and has made just one save in three games.“Goalkeepers have moments where they lose their confidence and become transparent because they don’t make any saves. That is what is happening right now to De Gea,” former Spanish international ‘keeper Santi Canizares told radio station Cadena SER.De Gea’s understudy, Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, has never even started a competitive international. But there are increasing calls for the 23-year-old to be thrown into the intimidating atmosphere of 80,000 home fans baying for an upset at the Luzhniki Stadium this weekend.“From now the games of life and death begin and we can’t continue gifting goals away,” said Isco, Spain’s best performer in Russia to date.Heroes of Spain’s three successive tournament wins between 2008 and 2012, Andres Iniesta and David Silva’s places in the team are also under threat from the more youthful Koke, Saul Niguez and Marco Asensio.Hierro promised to make “as few changes as possible” when hired less than two weeks ago. Now he is under pressure to revolutionise his team to ensure Spain remain in Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000VAR to the rescue: Iago Aspas celebrates his equaliser against Morocco © AFP / Patrick HERTZOGSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 26 – In a chaotic World Cup, Spain have lost a coach and won just one game, but remain ultimately where they want to be after winning Group B in dramatic fashion with the help of VAR.Iago Aspas’s injury time equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw against already eliminated Morocco had initially been ruled out by an errant offside flag before the video assistant referee intervened.last_img read more

‘Japan nearly slayed the giant’ – cheers to tears for despairing fans

first_imgBut by the final whistle, substitute Nacer Chadli had scored in injury time as Belgium fought back to win 3-2, stunning Japan’s packed bars and viewing areas into silence.“I’m so frustrated,” Ryota Iwakiri said bitterly at a bar in Tokyo’s Shinagawa business district, as others tried to hold back tears.“The game was like a roller-coaster. They let us dream of a victory at one point. They really had good momentum,” said Yuki Kakishita, an employee at a real estate agency.Fans at the bar, some dressed in their team’s blue strip and with Japanese flags painted on their cheeks, had exploded with joy when Takashi Inui scored the team’s second goal.“We were so excited when Japan took the lead. But Belgium were so tough,” said Shimon Otomo, a businessman still wearing his suit and tie.Many fans at a public screening held their heads in their hands as Japan’s campaign came screeching to a halt.Japanese supporters had gathered in bars and at big screens across the country to watch the last 16 clash © AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURAAt one Zen temple in the central prefecture of Shizuoka, hosting a public viewing event for the first time, the chief priest led fans in chanting a Buddhist sutra after the game.“We asked visitors to watch the game calmly but everyone, myself included, couldn’t help but jump and shout when Japan scored,” the priest, Taiko Ishida, told AFP.“It was a dramatic ending. The result was so regrettable,” he added.– ‘They shocked the world’ –The result was painful despite the dire pre-tournament predictions for Japan, who dumped their coach in April and had not been expected to make it out of their group.New coach Akira Nishino was also bitterly criticised for ordering the team to run down the clock in their final group stage match, knowing a 1-0 loss to Poland was enough to advance.Former Japan international Daisuke Ichikawa believed Belgium enjoyed a big slice of luck with their first goal, Jan Vertonghen’s looping header from 20 yards, while ex-captain Ryuzo Morioka said: “They (Japan) shocked the world”.Many fans also consoled themselves with the fact that the team made it so far, and got so close to an unprecedented quarter-final spot.“We lost, but they left everything on the pitch,” said 23-year-old Sawa Okada.“Japan showed people that they are competitive on the world stage,” added Iwakiri.“Japan nearly slayed the giant.”Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took to Twitter to praise the team, saying the entire country had been “deeply moved by watching you do your best until the final second”.World Cup fever has gripped Japan despite a time difference that meant Monday’s match aired from 3:00am on Tuesday local time.In Tokyo, as the result sank in, people began to drift out of bars, heading into the subway where early-bird commuters were already making their way in to the office.“It was worth staying up late to watch it,” said Otomo, polishing off a cocktail and straightening out his suit.“I’ll have to go straight to the office now though, time to work hard again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Japanese fans react with dismay as their team crash out of the World Cup after Belgium scored in the dying seconds of the game © AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURATOKYO, Japan, Jul 3 – From Tokyo bars to a Buddhist temple, for millions of Japanese football fans the emotions were the same — pinch-me optimism to crushing disappointment, all in the space of 25 agonising minutes.As dawn broke over the country, during the closing stages of Japan’s last 16 match with Belgium in Rostov-on-Don, the Samurai Blue were 2-0 up and on course for their first World Cup quarter-final.last_img read more

Erwin’s focus extends past basketball

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaErwin’s business on the court is as a role player for the Irish, who are 10-5 overall and 1-3 in the Big East. The former Daily News Player of the Year has handled her transition from the go-to player for the Swordsmen to her role with the Irish well. “It’s been a huge adjustment,” said Erwin, who is scoring 5.8 points per game and is averaging a team-high 5.9 rebounds. “It’s tough going from being the star, scoring 20 points a game to a (role player). My role on this team is also as a team leader. I will always be a leader. “I can still do all the things I could do in high school. It’s just a different game in college, and I have to do my part. The role I have is to be a rebounding machine. I think I’ve done a pretty good job so far. It’s been difficult, but I’ve had to adjust.” She has also found a niche in the Midwest lifestyle. “I’m junior now, so I’ve gotten used to it,” Erwin said. “But I’m not used to the winters at all. I don’t think I ever will. “It’s a different pace here. It’s a lot more slower and everybody is more laid back. It’s a whole different lifestyle than Southern California. I feel people are a lot more friendly here. I like it. But I love California, and I will always be a California girl.” Erwin is also hoping a strong close to the season. “I think we can do some great things,” she said. “We’re a young team, but I think we can finish in the top three in the Big East. “We are going to have our ups and downs. We’re (10-5), and I feel we’re ready, if we can all get on the same page. We just have to learn from the games we lose, and we’ll be fine.” Individually, her goal is the same as it was when she committed to Notre Dame during her senior season at St. Paul. “I just want to be one of the most improved players in the Big East,” Erwin said. “I think I’ve started off pretty well in achieving that goal. “I’ve had some double-doubles and have played well. But those have been my goals since I was a freshman. It’s what I’m pushing for.” steve.ramirez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I worry a lot,” said Erwin, who has started all 15 games in her third season with the Irish. “But this is the third time he is going overseas. He assures me he is not going to be in any danger, that he will be working with computers and not dealing with civilians. But I know things can happen, so I’m always going to be worried. “But I know I have to focus on basketball, on school. I just have to continue to pray. It’s very hard. But I have to balance everything out. I miss him and want him to be home, but at the same time I have to take care of business here.” center_img These are trying times for Crystal Erwin, a former St. Paul High School girls basketball standout who is now starting at Notre Dame. Not on the basketball court, where Erwin is key player for an Irish team that could do some damage in the NCAA Tournament. No, Erwin’s biggest worries comes from the personal side, where she is concerned about the safety of fiance Jammel Boothe, who will soon serve his third tour of duty in Iraq. last_img read more

Burnley FC transfer news: Steven Defour on verge of sealing £7.5m switch

first_img Steven Defour 1 Steven Defour is close to finalising a move to Burnley.The Belgian midfielder is due to undergo a medical on Monday after the Clarets agreed a £7.5m fee with Anderlecht for his services late last week.Defour is understood to have already agreed personal terms with the Premier League new boys and will become their record signing.The 28-year-old has won 46 caps for Belgium but was not included in the squad for Euro 2016.Defour was being eyed by Manchester United in 2011 after starring for Standard Liege in his homeland but a deal did not materialise.He went on to join Porto and won the Portuguese league twice during a three-year spell before returning to Belgium to join Anderlecht in 2014.His arrival will be a welcome boost for Burnley in their first season back in the Premier League.Manager Sean Dyche has only brought in Charlton pair Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Nick Pope and Liverpool’s Jon Flanagan on loan so far this summer and his side lost their opening game of the season to Swansea on Saturday.last_img read more

DONEGAL LADIES GFA: TERMON AND ST NAUL’S TAKE GAELTACHT TITLES

first_imgTERMON A SIDE – WINNERS OF THE SENIOR TITLECONGRATULATIONS to the ladies gaelic footballers of Termon and Glenfin on picking up the Gaeltacht titles in Glencolmcille on Sunday.Termon A picked up the senior title with a win over Glenfin in the final.St Naul’s won the Junior title with a final win over Termon B. ST NAUL’S: WINNERS OF THE GAELTACHT JUNIOR TITLESENIOR FINALISTS GLENFINJUNIOR FINALISTS TERMON B   DONEGAL LADIES GFA: TERMON AND ST NAUL’S TAKE GAELTACHT TITLES was last modified: May 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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 LADIES GFA: TERMON AND ST NAUL’S TAKE GAELTACHT TITLESlast_img read more

FA Cup win for Logan after new contract at Rochdale

first_imgCONRAD LOGAN celebrated his new deal at Rochdale with a clean sheet this afternoon as they defeated non-League Barrow in the FA Cup Third Round.Ramelton native Logan joined The Dale in August, having won the Scottish Cup during a short stint at Hibernian last season.Logan’s deal at Rochdale was due to expire after today’s game, but this week he agreed to extend his stay at The Crown Oil Arena until the end of the season. And Logan was in top form again today at Holker Street as Rochdale defeated Barrow 2-0.Ian Henderson’s two goals earned Rochdale the win, but in between his goals they needed Logan to be on song as the ‘keeper made vital saves from Richie Bennett and Moussa Diarra.There was no Cup joy for Seamus Coleman and Everton as they lost 2-1 to Leicester City at Goodison Park. Romalu Lukaku put Everton in front, but a brace from Ahmed Musa gave Leicester the win.FA Cup win for Logan after new contract at Rochdale was last modified: January 7th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

POACHERS ‘TRYING TO KILL BAILIFFS’ ON FOYLE

first_imgCRAZED DONEGAL poachers have tried to kill baliffs on the River Foyle and River Finn, official have confirmed.A Loughs Agency official has said a member of his staff could have been killed when a breeze-block was dropped from a bridge onto a patrol boat.The incident at Lifford Bridge was one of a number of recent attacks on workers carrying out anti-poaching patrols in the Foyle area. Agency officials work across the Border and have the powers to arrest in both jurisdictions.The agency’s director of conservation and protection, John McCartney, said workers had been assaulted and had stones thrown at them.Two have had to be hospitalised.Mr McCartney said his staff were under “great pressure” with seven serious assaults in the last few months. He explained they were also being targeted by “home-made booby-traps”.“Pieces of wood with eight-inch nails driven through them have been buried in the ground when my staff are trying to use vehicles and boats – so obviously what happens is they puncture the vehicle or boat tyres,” he said.“If someone happened to stumble or fall into that, they could do themselves very serious damage.”The BBC showed footage of huge 20ft salmon poaching nets being seized on the Donegal side of the Foyle.POACHERS ‘TRYING TO KILL BAILIFFS’ ON FOYLE was last modified: July 28th, 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) Tags:poachersriver finnriver foylelast_img read more