LOS ANGELES, United States (AP):Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder could have been excused for looking ahead to a momentous visit to Golden State and a reunion with Kevin Durant.Instead, Westbrook added another gutsy performance to his incredible start to his first season as the main man.Westbrook hit a jumper with 18.7 seconds left to finish with 35 points as the Thunder remained unbeaten with an 85-83 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.Westbrook added six rebounds and five assists for the Thunder, who surged in the final minutes of a tight meeting between Western Conference contenders. Although he wasn’t near a triple-double for the first time this season, the ferocious point guard carried the Thunder down the stretch, scoring their final six points and making a key hustle play in the last minute.”That’s the only way I know how to get it,” Westbrook said. “Nothing was ever given to me growing up, and I always had to find ways to get it. … I play every game like it’s my last.”The Boston Celtics played without new addition Al Horford for the first time this season but thanks to Isaiah Thomas and Amir Johnson, they didn’t miss a beat.Thomas had 23 points and 10 assists, Johnson finished 23 points – including a career-high four 3-pointers – and the Boston Celtics handed the Chicago Bulls their first loss of the season, 107-100.Eric Bledsoe dropped in a rainbow 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer, giving the Phoenix Suns a 118-115 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.Bledsoe finished with 20 points, his only three being the game-winner, a shot that gave the Suns their first win of the season.Kemba Walker had 22 points and Nicolas Batum scored 17 of 20 points in a pivotal third quarter as the Charlotte Hornets handed the Philadelphia 76ers their fourth straight loss to open the season, 109-93 while Brook Lopez had 34 points and 11 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 109-101.Lou Williams scored 16 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied after trailing most of the game to beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-116, while James Harden had 30 points and 15 assists as the Houston Rockets routed the New York Knicks 118-99.DeMar DeRozan continued his hot start by scoring 40 points and outduelling John Wall in a showcase of All-Star guards as the Toronto Raptors beat the winless Washington Wizards 113-103 while JaMychal Green scored 21 points as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the still-winless New Orleans Pelicans 89-83 in overtime and George Hill scored 25 points as the Utah Jazz defeated the Dallas Mavericks 97-81.
Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She told Savannah Guthrie she did not turn a blind eye to Nassar’s behavior and that the doctor conned her and husband Bela in much the same way he conned the parents and coaches of the athletes who Nassar abused.Nassar spent nearly three decades at USA Gymnastics before being fired in 2015 after complaints about his behavior. He continued to work at Michigan State University through the fall of 2016 before being hit with federal charges. Nassar is now serving up to 175 years in prison for molesting women and girls and possessing child pornography.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 crownSeveral gymnasts and coaches previously interviewed by The Associated Press said the Karolyis institutionalized a win-at-all-costs culture that forced girls to train while injured. The toxic environment allowed Nassar to flourish in part because the athletes were afraid to challenge authority, according to witness statements in Nassar’s criminal case and one of the lawsuits.Karolyi, who led the U.S. to dozens of medals at the Olympics and world championships during her highly successful tenure, has been named as a co-defendant in at least two civil lawsuits that also name USA Gymnastics and Nassar. She said she created a “very serious atmosphere” at the Karolyi Ranch that served as the national team headquarters and where some victims, including two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney, say they were abused. Karolyi said her job was to prepare the athletes to compete at the highest level of the sport but denied being verbally abusive to athletes. Asked if she was emotionally abusive, Karolyi responded “it depends on the person” and later said “maybe that’s how it came across” before adding she didn’t know of another way to coach.Jamie Dantzscher, a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team and one of the first women to come forward, told The Associated Press she wasn’t surprised the Karolyis sidestepped responsibility and pointed out the Karolyis allowed Nassar to treat the athletes alone in their rooms without another adult present.“Regardless if they’re denying that they didn’t see it with their own eyes, they still allowed him in our rooms alone,” Dantzscher said. “They knew he was going into the rooms. He never reported the emotional and mental abuse, that’s how he was able to flourish in that element.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Injured Ross hopes to be ready for San Miguel’s opener vs Meralco FILE – In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and Martha Karolyi talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women’s Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Former USA Gymnastics women’s national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in “no way” did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)NEW YORK — Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn’t feel she should be held responsible for his actions.Karolyi told “Dateline NBC” in an episode that aired Sunday she “feels extremely bad” for the victims of Larry Nassar but downplayed the idea the atmosphere she created at the national team training center allowed Nassar’s behavior to run unchecked.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Meralco’s bench outscored Blackwater’s 47-27, with six of the Bolts’ cagers providing double-digit production.“That’s what we really envisioned going into this year when I drafted Trevis. I thought with him along with Baser (Amer) and Chris (Newsome), we’d spread the wealth and move the basketball around to get good shots and run a little bit, which we haven’t done in the past. “Blackwater, who was also dealt with a first-game loss, drew commendable performances from its old reliables Allein Maliksi, Raymar Jose and Roi Sumang, even burying the Bolts by as much as 12 in the first half.But with only Mac Belo and Chris Javier providing a reprieve for their starters, the Elite faltered in the second half and ran out of gas to play catch-up to drop to a 0-2 record.“For our second game in a row, our defense is pretty solid, our only problem right now is how to shore up our rebounding because we’re getting a lot of stops but we’re giving up a lot of defensive rebounds at the same time,” Black said.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s something we need to continue to work on going forward especially since we’re going up against San Miguel next game. But until we do a good job rebounding, it’s going to be difficult in this conference.”Meralco hopes to ride the momentum when it faces the four-time conference champions at the same venue next Friday.Blackwater, on the other hand, has Rain or Shine next on its list. They tangle on Jan. 30 at Cuneta Astrodome.The scores:Meralco 99 – Jackson 19, Tolomia 15, Salva 14, Amer 13, Hodge 12, Hugnatan 10, Caram 7, De Ocampo 6, Newsome 3, Faundo 0, Dillinger 0, Quinto 0.Blackwater 94 – Maliksi 17, Sumang 16, Jose 15, Belo 12, Digregorio 11, Tratter 8, Javier 8, Dario 3, Desiderio 2, Palma 2, Alolino 0.Quarters: 16-25, 48-42, 73-64, 99-94.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trevis Jackson leads Meralco. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Trevis Jackson came off the bench to provide a much-needed boost for Meralco en route to a 99-94 win over Blackwater Saturday in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center here.As if following the footsteps rookies Robert Bolick and CJ Perez, the surprise fifth pick of the PBA Draft scattered 19 points and a pair of assists to lead the Bolts in scoring in their first win of the conference.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m very happy we’re able to bounce back in this game after suffering a very painful loss to Phoenix,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.“A lot of guys I felt really stepped up and helped us tonight led by Trevis who made a lot of good outside shots for us and helped us open up (Blackwater’s) defense,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJackson, who played Division I basketball in the US NCAA, was also behind the triple that provided separation from the Elite, 81-78, with 5:18 left in the match.From there, Cliff Hodge and Nico Salva continued their balanced attack to keep Meralco in front and preserve the earlier efforts from Mike Tolomia and now-healthy Ranidel de Ocampo. #KicksStalker: Superstition? CJ Perez switches kicks in tale of 2 halves Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Manchester City, Chelsea, Paris Saint Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus have all been linked with Sanchez, but Wenger appears determined to hold onto the 28-year-old for the last year of his deal in the hope he can persuade him to stay for the long-term.Arsenal midfielders Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also in the final years of their contracts, yet when Wenger was asked if he was concerned, he made it clear he expects his players to stay committed.“When you are a player you perform until the last day of the contract. Do you really think you sit in the dressing room before a game and say ‘oh I’ve only got a year to go on my contract so I won’t play well’,” Wenger said.“If that was true we would sign everybody for 20 years. I’m not convinced the length of the contract has any impact on the performance.“I am amazed that you are surprised by that. It’s an ideal situation. Everybody has to perform.”In the past, Wenger has sold the likes of Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie to avoid losing them for free when their contracts expired.This time, Wenger is stubbornly sticking to his guns over Sanchez and, against all the evidence, the Gunners boss even claimed it was a good position for player and club to have only one year left.“In the future you will see it more and more, players going to the end of the contract. Why? Because transfers are so high even for normal players. Nobody will want to pay those fees,” he said.“Nobody knows if Sanchez will extend his contract here. What can I do about that? One day he will go and Arsenal will go on.“Of course I think he will stay. How many times do I have to tell you?”– Tough start –Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger reacts during the International Champions Cup football match between Bayern Munich and Arsenal in Shanghai July 19, 2017For the moment, Wenger has to do without Sanchez because the forward has delayed his return to training after going down with the flu.Sanchez has yet to feature in any of Arsenal’s pre-season friendlies, including Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Sevilla in the Emirates Cup because he was resting after Confederations Cup duty.His lack of match action means he is a doubt to feature in next weekend’s Community Shield against Chelsea and possibly Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Leicester on August 11.“Sanchez is not back (in the country). He comes back on Monday night,” Wenger said.“I don’t know (if he can play in the first game of the season). We have to assess his physical state.”One player certain to miss the Community Shield is French midfielder Francis Coquelin, who limped out of Saturday’s 5-2 thrashing of Benfica with an ankle ligament injury.“He has a scan tomorrow (Monday). I don’t think he will be available for the weekend. It’s an ankle ligament, but it doesn’t look bad,” Wenger said.After making a slow start to last season, Wenger is confident Arsenal will be more prepared this time despite the absence of Coquelin and Sanchez’s delayed arrival.“I’m sure we will have done the needed work. Last season some players had a deficit in minutes played because it was after the European Championships,” he said.“We have more players ready now. We should be ready, even though we have a tough start.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s striker Alexis Sanchez gives his match shirt to a young fan following a win over Middlesbrough on April 17, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 31- Arsene Wenger insists the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga won’t be a distraction to Arsenal this season despite the Chile forward’s refusal to sign a new contract.Sanchez is out of contract at the end of the forthcoming season and he has shown no signs of accepting Arsenal’s offer of a lucrative new deal as he tries to engineer a transfer to a club in the Champions League.
David Beckham believes Ryan Giggs will prove to be the perfect Manchester United manager if he succeeds Louis van Gaal.Giggs has been working as Van Gaal’s number two since ending his glittering playing career in 2014.The current United boss has publicly anointed the Welshman as his eventual successor and Beckham has no doubt that his former teammate and close pal will prove to be a huge success if he does go on to take the top job.In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, the legendary ex-United star said of his fellow Class of ‘92 graduate: “He’s manager material. He’s got that streak that runs through him that you need to be a top manager.“He has learnt from Sir Alex Ferguson over the years, he is learning from Van Gaal now. He is taking his time, doing all the right things, and without a doubt all Man United fans would like to see Giggsy, at some point, be manager of Manchester United.“To have played for the club the amount he has and have that appreciation and understanding of how Manchester United is, he would be perfect at some point to step in.”David Beckham is returning to Old Trafford on November 14 to play in a charity game in aid of UNICEF. The former Manchester United star will captain a Great Britain and Ireland XI, which will be managed by Sir Alex Ferguson. Tickets are now available on the Manchester United website and are priced from £20 for adults and £10 for children.
SAN BERNARDINO – The statute of limitations on Cajon’s bragging rights over San Gorgonio was set to expire. Not only did Cajon retain those bragging rights, but with this victory came something even more important: sole possession of first place in the San Andreas League. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Cajon (12-7 overall, 3-0 SAL) had beaten San G. 63-59 in the third-place game of the San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament last month. In the more important rematch, Cajon built a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter (51-41) and almost watched it slip away. “We’ve had a hard time closing out games in the fourth quarter,” Murray said. The Spartans’ Regis Knox hit a three-pointer with 46.2 seconds to play to make it 56-55. Cajon had a chance to get some breathing room, but the Cowboys missed a shot and the Spartans rebounded. Jacobs got behind the Cajon defense for a wide-open layup, but missed the potential go-ahead shot with 16 seconds to play. Alex Jacobs’ three-point attempt from the right corner as time expired bounced off the front rim as Cajon held on for a 58-55 victory on Tuesday night at San Gorgonio High School. “This is much bigger,” Cajon coach Randy Murray said. “I would’ve rather not had that other game.” “That would’ve been a huge swing, even though we had time left,” Murray said. “I didn’t want to fall behind.” The rebound on Jacobs’ shot was knocked out of bounds with 14.5 seconds left. An inbounds play gave the Spartans (13-6, 2-1) another golden opportunity, but as he was going up for a potential go-ahead shot, Andrew Jenkins was called for charging. “I thought it was a flop,” Spartans coach Ty Stockham said. “But what can you do about it?” James Simmons made two big free throws with 11.2 seconds left, forcing San G. to shoot from long range. “If we’re not up by three, then they can do a lot more things, like post up with Jenkins,” Murray said. San Gorgonio led for much of the first half, but a basket by Alex Johnson with 1:28 to play before halftime gave the Cowboys a 25-24 lead. Johnson’s basket started a 9-2 run to end the half, giving Cajon a six-point halftime edge. The Cowboys never trailed again. “There were lots of ebbs and flows,” Stockham said. “We had our high points, but it ended with them on a high point.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Watch Gheorghe Hagi’s amazing goal below… Gheorghe Hagi is a name familiar to every football fan, especially those who were big watchers of the sport in the 1990s.The Romanian legend, who spent a storied career with clubs such as Steaua Bucuresti, Real Madrid and Barcelona, now coaches in his homeland as manager of Liga I club Viitorul.However, he clearly still has the talent to be playing the game – judging by this video.Despite being 51-years-old, the former attacking midfielder decided to show up all his players in training by netting a truly sensational volley.Receiving a cross-field from the left-wing, Hagi let the ball drop before sending a composed volley dipping over the goalkeeper.You can watch the amazing goal below…
Finn Harps have been handed a dream draw after they were paired to play the winners of Avondale/St.Michael’s in the FAI cup quarter-final.Harps earned a fantastic away victory against Wexford Youths on Friday winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Tommy Mc Monagle and Michael Funston.Their reward for that victory is a meeting with the only non-league sides left in the competition. Harps would be hot favourites to overcome either of the minnows, although an away draw is a logistical nightmare for Ollie Horgan and his charges.Avondale are based in Cork while St.Michael’s are from Tipperary, and with the game being scheduled to be played on a Sunday afternoon, it will be an early start for the Ballybofey side.Avondale and St.Michael’s play each other in their replay tonight, so Harps will know exactly who they’ll face later this evening. DREAM DRAW FOR HARPS IN FAI CUP QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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 harpsnewssoccerSport
Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta has revealed it is “more than just a possibility” that the Italian champions sign Arsenal target Aleksandr Golovin.The midfielder is one of the most sought after players this summer after excelling for CSKA Moscow this season. In 2017/18, Golovin developed into one of his team’s star men.The Russian midfielder played a grand total of 43 times for CSKA, scoring seven goals, recording six assists and picking up an impressive 13 yellow cards. His side finished second in the Russian Premier League, were knocked out in the group stage of the Champions League, quarter-finals of the Europa League and round-of-32 of the Russian Cup.The 22-year-old is now expected to star for Russia at the World Cup after being named in their squad.Arsenal are one of those fighting to sign Golovin, but he has also attracted the attention of Juventus.And when quizzed whether the club might sign the midfielder, Marotta told Corriere dello Sport: “It’s more than just a possibility.”The Russian has caught the eye as a pacy attacking midfielder, unafraid to take on opposition defenders. 1 Golovin will be looking to impress for Russia in their opener against Saudi Arabia
Termon senior ladies came out on top at the burn road overcoming a young Moville side. After an opening game in the Under 16 ‘A’ league in which a well drilled Moville team triumphed over the Termon challenge, the tables were turned in the senior match.The first half saw the majority of goals with Emer Gallagher, Geraldine Mclaughlin and Roisin Yankee netting the majors for Termon. Moville’s opening goal came from an excellent flowing attack started by Niamh Mclaughlin in her own defence and finished to the Termon net by the impressive Kathy Mclaughlin. It could have been followed soon after with another goal for Moville as they again moved the ball swiftly through the Termon defence only for keeper Laura Gallagher making an excellent stop with the boot keeping Moville at bay. Termon kept the pressure on the Moville defence by kicking a number of points, two of the best coming from Grainne Mcdaid and centre half back Therese McCafferty storming forward to kick over. Moville not to be outdone contributed the final score of the half with a fine pointed free from the left boot Marie Kelly.The second half opened with a flurry of scoring from Termon, Roisin McCafferty pointing twice in succession followed by mid-field partner Dara Kelly. Niamh Mclaughlin tagging on a point for Moville after fine build up play from Orlaith Furlong at mid-field but Termon seemed to find another gear to race ahead in this match with Petra McCafferty and Maureen O’Donnell knocking over points followed by two from Annemarie Mcdaid. Kathy Mcalughlin kicked over a point for Moville’s final score of the match before Geraldine Mclaughlin landed two more for Termon. Best for Moville was Niamh and Kathy Mclaughlin who caused the Termon defence a number of problems throughout and also Lorraine Malarkey who was tasked with the hard job of keeping tabs on Geraldine Mclaughlin.For Termon a number of excellent performance’s with the full back line of Shauna Kelly, Nicole Mcalughlin and Shauna Kelly putting in a fine display, but a stand out performance covering every blade of grass and contributing five of Termon’s points midfield pairing of Dara Kelly and Roisin McCafferty had a huge influence on the game.Termon now sit two points clear of Moville in Div.1 but it is still all to play for in the return leg in a number of weeks in Moville and as shown in the opening u-16 game Moville and Termon have a number of excellent young players who will surely contribute massively to the senior teams in the near future. GAA: TERMON LADIES WIN TOP-OF-THE-TABLE CLASH was last modified: May 4th, 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)