‘Unfinished business:’ Chris Paul says he’s returning to Rockets

first_imgHouston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates next to Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Chris Paul says he’s staying with the Houston Rockets.The star point guard wasted no time once the free agency window opened, and has decided to stay put with the team that finished last season with the NBA’s best regular-season record.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Paul George staying with OKC Thunder Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Paul announced on Twitter that he has “Unfinished Business” in Houston, which took Golden State to seven games in the Western Conference finals.Paul missed the last two games of that series with an injury, and the Rockets wasted big leads in both of those games.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 crownHe averaged 18.6 points and 7.9 assists last season with the Rockets, who went 65-17 led by Paul and newly minted NBA MVP James Harden.ESPN reported it is a four-year deal that will be worth $160 million. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View commentslast_img read more

Nadal-Djokovic match suspended at Wimbledon after 3rd set

first_imgRafael Nadal of Spain leaves the court after play was suspended in his men’s singles semifinals match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON — It was the kind of tennis that Wimbledon’s Centre Court crowd would gladly have watched all night long.The show being put on by Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal was so good it could have been an instant classic had they been able to finish their semifinal before the tournament’s 11 p.m. curfew.ADVERTISEMENT Showman LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Instead, the two players — and a disappointed audience — were sent home after the third set on Friday with Djokovic leading 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) following a tense tiebreaker that had more entertaining rallies than some entire matches.The two players didn’t even get onto the court until after 8 p.m. because of an earlier marathon semifinal won by Kevin Anderson and when Djokovic converted his second set point in the tiebreaker — having saved three of Nadal’s — the clock had ticked a couple of minutes past 11. That left organizers no choice but to call it a night, although the announcement from the chair umpire led to a scattering of boos from some fans who clearly wanted more.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Most of them will have to watch the rest on TV.The match will resume at 1 p.m. local time on Saturday, before the women’s final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber. At stake is a place in Sunday’s men’s final against the man who was partly at fault for keeping Nadal and Djokovic out there so late. Anderson’s win over John Isner lasted 6 ½ hours and went to 26-24 in the fifth set. View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs He eventually went up 10-9 with the help of a backhand passing shot and an errant shot into the net by Nadal brought the entertainment to an end — for now.It led to the unusual situation of both players leaving the court to a huge ovation — and applauding the fans in return — but without there being a clear winner or loser.To be continued.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Djokovic-Nadal had clearly been the headline act of the day — they have five Wimbledon titles between them and met in the 2011 final while Anderson and Isner had never made the semifinals before — and their tennis was at another level from the earlier match. Even Anderson said he could feel during his match that the crowd would rather be watching the next one.“They’ve paid to see two matches, and they came pretty close to only seeing one match,” Anderson said. “I can feel the crowd (get) pretty antsy for us to get off the court. They’ve been watching us for over six hours.”While Anderson-Isner was mostly a serving duel with a few longer rallies thrown in, Djokovic and Nadal repeatedly slugged it out from the baseline, chasing each other around the court and coming up with spectacular winners from every corner.Many of the best points came in the tiebreaker, including a 23-shot rally that Nadal finished off with a forehand half-volley drop shot to set up his first set point.It was one of three successful drop shots from the Spaniard in the tiebreaker alone, but Djokovic answered with one of his own to save the second set point at 7-6.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Lack of potable water frustrates Pomeroon residents

first_img– acidity high in riverBY INDRAWATTIE NATRAMCouncillor Vilma Da SilvaPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Councillor Vilma Da Silva noted great concerns at the Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) RDC statutory meeting over the lack of potable water in Pomeroon.According to Da Silva the acidity level in the river is significantly high and persons cannot use it for domestic purposes. This is posing serious challenges as there are no other source of fresh water available neither do persons have containers to store water if they get any.Da Silva described the situation as frustrating and requested the RDC to represent the interest of persons living in the Pomeroon River. She disclosed that some persons do not have any option and are often forced to use the high acidic water which is posing serious health issues.“The people in Pomeroon are forced to bathe with salt water, the crops are dying due to the salt water, we need help due to the dry weather, persons need fresh water and are requesting black tanks from the government,” Da Silva explained.She also reported that children have developed health problems such as rashes and skin infections. Da Silva is of the opinion that the problem could be resolved if the RDC through the REO, Rupert Hopkinson, approve the purchase of black tanks.She also suggested if filled tanks are placed at certain locations then persons can paddle to have access.At that point another PPP\C councillor Brian Persaud supported Da Silva’s call for black tanks to be gifted to the people of Pomeroon to ease their burdens.Persaud said he also received complaints that the water in the Pomeroon has become unsafe for families especially children to consume. The councillors are therefore seeking the RDC’s intervention or Central Government attention into the matter.last_img read more

Bandits shoot, rob Essequibo Coast man

first_imgOmadatt SinghA truck owner of Onderneeming on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was on Friday robbed and shot just outside his house by a lone bandit, who managed to escape.According to reports, Omadatt Singh had returned home at about 07:45h after transporting coconuts and was standing outside his house when he heard a loud explosion but later realised that it was a gunshot which injured his leg.Shortly after, several gunshots were fired and the suspect then approached Singh at gunpoint, demanding a 120-pennyweight gold chain that he was wearing.Singh explained that the man was dressed in a black shirt, grey short pants and a black leather hoodie. Fearing for his life, he handed over the piece of jewellery that has an estimated worth of $1 million. The suspect then rushed out of the yard and fled the scene.A report was filed and Police arrived shortly after, collecting three spent shells and a matching 9mm gun. The victim received medical treatment and investigations are continuing.last_img read more

Life of a coach the one for Masi

first_imgJohn Masi was at the Walter Pyramid Saturday night on the bench of the Long Beach State basketball team, seated quietly next to the man, Larry Reynolds, who once was his assistant, observing the 49ers’ match with Hawaii through eyes that have witnessed so many such encounters across the seasons. Convention forbade him from being assertive, as he remained detached with a practiced coolness, but you can be sure nothing unfolded on the floor that he hadn’t before seen in so many venues in so many cities in so many games. But it would be at UC Riverside where John Masi made his most dramatic impact in basketball, both as a two-year starter and then as a head coaching institution for 26 years (1979-2005) during which he earned numerous honors in guiding his teams to 11 Division II NCAA appearances and a 462-269 record. Reynolds was Masi’s top aide for 16 seasons, and now their roles are reversed after Masi a couple of years ago was fired by the Highlanders’ athletic director, Stan Morrison, in a controversial move that many in the Riverside area still rage about to this day. “That’s in the past, and I really don’t have anything to say about it,” says Masi, who was the NCAA Division II West District Coach of the Year seven times and whose 1988-89 Highlander team went 30-4, upset No. 4 ranked Iowa in the championship game of the Chaminade Christmas Classic and finished third in the NCAA Division II tournament. “Things happen in life and you just have to move on.” John Masi took a year off from his profession, and then became reunited this season with Reynolds, who not only was Masi’s loyal assistant for so long at Riverside but actually played his senior season at the school under Masi when Masi joined Fred Goss’ coaching staff in 1975. He is, as they say in his sport, a lifer, a person who has spent so many of his 59 years in gymnasiums playing, teaching, leading, laughing, agonizing, even for one memorable stretch serving as a foil for the Harlem Globetrotters. “I was playing on a team called the New York Nationals, and I was the guy that vainly tried to guard the Globetrotter dribbling master Pablo Robertson,” he relates. “It was a lot of fun. Did it one season with the Globetrotters’ international team that had Robert (Showboat) Hall as the funny man. We went all over South America, and we played in front of some big crowds in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Columbia, Paraguay and many other countries. And we also went to a lot of places in America, especially in the South.” center_img It’s not exactly a coincidence that Larry Reynolds is having his most successful season with the 49ers with John Masi suddenly gracing the scene. “I feel fortunate to have John with me,” says Reynolds. “It’s like having your mentor next to you. This is a man who helped me grow both as a player and a coach. “And he has a wealth of knowledge. If I’m not sure about something, he’s there to help me. His experience is invaluable. I can’t say enough nice things about John Masi.” John Masi is grateful he is back involved in a sport that has been an integral part of his existence, dating back to when he was an accurate shooting guard at Ramona High and then at Riverside Community College where he played for Bill Mulligan and where he once erupted for 51 points against Citrus College. Indeed, he wanted to coach at the collegiate level so passionately that he took a significant pay cut – from $13,800 to $8,000 – to leave his position as AD and basketball coach at Notre Dame High in Riverside to become an assistant at Riverside. “I love coaching and teaching, and that’s what I’m doing again,” he says. “Obviously, as an assistant, my role is different than before. I don’t say much during games. But if Larry asks me about something, I’ll give him my thoughts.” John Masi is a respected figure in his business, and is one of those people who never found himself to be in the right place at the right time in regard to career advancement. “There were a couple of jobs I tried for, but I just didn’t get hired,” he says. “To be honest, I never tried that hard. I loved it out in Riverside. It was my hometown. “And we had it going good for many years. I have no regrets. I have so many great memories.” He will be returning to his old school on March 3 when the 49ers travel to Riverside. “I’m sure it’ll be a little emotional for me,” he concedes. Masi still maintains a home in Riverside, but has been residing most of this season in a Belmont Shore apartment. “After our Saturday games, I always drive back to be with my wife in Riverside,” says Masi. “Obviously, I still have strong ties to Riverside. But I’m having a great time in Long Beach this season. “I’m back doing what I love – coaching. There’s nothing else I’d rather be doing.” Spoken like a true basketball lifer. Doug Krikorian can be reached at doug.krikorian@presstelegram.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

State recession seems unlikely

first_imgREPORT: UCLA experts say housing woes shouldn’t cause California’s economy to plunge. By Gregory J. Wilcox STAFF WRITER The slumping housing market and rising foreclosures will further erode California’s economy until late next year or early 2009, but UCLA forecasters still maintain it will not tug the state into recession, according to a report to be released this morning. That’s because most business sectors will experience job growth, albeit anemic, said the quarterly UCLA Anderson Forecast that takes a more cautionary tone than past assessments. “With housing as weak as it is, the rest of the economy is going to keep its head above water. This is the glass if half full kind of a take,” said UCLA senior economist Ryan Ratcliff, author of the California report. However, the credit crisis that is strangling the mortgage market will provide a near-recession experience. Ratcliff said that the forecast takes into account the mortgage sector turmoil that has so far resulted in thousands of job losses and some major players going bankrupt or closing down. He also offered this caveat during an interview: “If it gets significantly worse than it’s been, then maybe that’s enough to push us into recession without another source of weakness,” he said. Ratcliff notes that the second quarter lived up to prior expectations – and that, he notes, is not a good sign. For example, the state’s unemployment rate continued to rise and hit 5.3 percent in July. “We can no longer regard this as (a) simple uptick,” he said. “Both the size (a half percentage point) and the speed of the increase since the end of 2006 are on par with what we saw at the beginning of 2001.” He expects unemployment in this cycle to peak at 5.9 percent at the end of 2008. The report also points out that payroll jobs grew by only 0.5 percent from this year’s first quarter to the second. Statewide, the financial services sector shed 5,500 jobs in the quarter and 11,500 were lost in construction. The number of construction losses was anticipated; the size of the financial sectors losses was not. But the combination of losses in these sectors coupled with sluggish growth elsewhere has been forecast for some time, Ratcliff said. That being the case, California should see job growth of only 1 percent through this time next year. “This prognosis is worse than previous forecasts, in part because of the worse-than-expected job losses in financial activities,” the report said. A clearer picture of the state’s economic future may emerge because it is still several months away from a big surge in the number of holders of adjustable rate mortgages who will experience an interest rate reset, the report says. That means foreclosures should peak in the first half of next year, the forecast predicts. And while the job numbers “are starting to look ominous,” other indicators still show strength. For example personal income growth has held steady since 2003 and may not slow for several quarters, the report said. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Paul Ince: Liverpool v Dortmund is bigger than Champions League games

first_imgPaul Ince claims Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night is the biggest game in Europe this week.The Europa League quarter-final tie is finely poised after the first leg in Germany last week ended in a 1-1 draw.The competition is often derided as a poor cousin of the Champions League, but Ince is relishing the Merseyside meeting between Jurgen Klopp’s current and former teams.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Liverpool midfielder said: “Everyone was talking about Man City v PSG, Barcelona and Bayern Munich this week but the biggest game is the one tonight.“After the first leg it is set up lovely for a fantastic game.“Dortmund have done ever so well this year. They are chasing Bayern Munich down in the German league and they have got some very, very good players. But I still fancy Liverpool. “Liverpool have got a very expensive team. They have spent a lot of money on their team and have got some really top, top players.“It will be a great game and one I can’t wait to see. I think Liverpool will come through in the end – I hope so. “It is going to be a fantastic night for European football.”last_img read more

Chelsea transfer news: Inter Milan rivalling Blues for Antonio Conte favourite

first_img Antonio Candreva played the full 90 minutes in Italy’s win over Belgium Inter Milan are ready to scrap it out with Chelsea for Lazio winger Antonio Candreva.The 29-year-old has been a big hit in Italy for sometime now and he has finished the last three seasons with double figures each time.Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is a fan of the Italian and has aspirations about bringing him to Stamford Bridge.However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter Milan are trying to muscle in on any deal for Candreva.The Serie A club are in need of a winger and see the Italy international as the perfect addition to their squad.?As well as interest from Chelsea and Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Napoli have also sounded out Candreva’s agent about a move this summer. 1last_img read more

MILFORD COACH MARTY NAMED ULSTER LADIES FOOTBALL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

first_imgA CO Donegal ladies football coach is set to be honoured for his relentless and prolific work with his club and county over the years.Milford coach Martin Barrett seems to spend his entire life at the club – working with children at U12 right through to the Seniors.And now the Ulster Ladies Gaelic Football Association has named him Volunteer of the Year. He will be presented with the special award at a ceremony in Co Tyrone on Friday.A Milford club spokesman said: The Club is delighted to have received word today that Martin Barrett has been awarded the Ulster LGFA Volunteer of the Year award. I’m sure everyone within the Club is aware of the huge huge amount of work Marty has done in establishing na Galloglaigh ladies as a force too be reckoned with in the county already, despite only coming back into existence in 2007 with U14 and U16 teams.“Since then the Club, with a huge amount of effort and time from Marti, Ger Hardiman, Louis Gallagher and others, has gone from strength to strength and we now have Ladies teams ranging from U12 right up to Senior and recently a Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others team.“Marti has also somehow found time to be involved in Donegal Ladies U16, Minor and Senior teams over the years and has seen many of the talents he coached at Club level progress to represent the County, and so far, 17 players from the Club have gone on to play for Donegal from U14 to Senior level. He is a great GAA man and Club man to the core and this recognition from the Ulster LGFA is very well deserved and the Club is very proud” Martin will be presented with his award at this Fridays Ulster LGFA awards night in Kellys Inn, BallygawleyMarty on the left with one of his many teamsMILFORD COACH MARTY NAMED ULSTER LADIES FOOTBALL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR was last modified: November 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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 LGFAMartin BarrettMilfordlast_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012

first_imgBRIDGET McKELVEYThe death has occurred of Bridget McKelvey of Meenashammer, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. Peacefully, at her home.  Her remains are reposing at her home.  Funeral leaving her late residence at 10.15am on Tuesday 28th February for 11am Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Sessiaghoneill, Ballybofey followed by  Internment in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am. Further inquiries to Martin McGowan Funeral Director, Ballybofey. 074 91 90092RITA KELLY The death has occurred of Rita Kelly, Church Road, Bundoran. Removal from her home today Sunday at 6.30pm to arrive in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Bundoran at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am, followed by interment in Carland Rd. Cemetery, Dungannon, Co Tyrone at approximately 2.30pm. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to Young Priests Society c/o Peter Carty Funeral Director.JOHN HENNIGANThe death has taken place at his residence of John Hennigan, Lurganboy, Ardara. His remains will repose at his residence from tomorrow, Monday, from 4pm to 8pm. House private at all other times. Removal from there on Tuesday at 10.30am going to the Church of the Holy Family Ardara for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining CemeteryPATRICK McLAUGHLIN The death has occurred at his late residence of Patrick McLaughlin Straths, Clonmany. Funeral from his late residence tomorrow, Monday, going to St Mary’s Church, Clonmany for Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.KATHLEEN McCOLGANThe death has taken place at Buncrana Nursing Unit of Kathleen McColgan nee McConnelogue, Gate House, Iskaheen. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Funeral from there tomorrow, Monday, at 10.45am, going to St Patrick’s Church, Iskaheen for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please between 11pm – 11am. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012 was last modified: February 26th, 2012 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAYFEBRUARY 26last_img read more