Kings overcome Damian Lillard’s 35 to frustrate Trail Blazers

first_imgView comments Tony Parker in triumphant San Antonio return as Hornets down Spurs “He’s a walking double-double,” said Justin Jackson, who had nine points on three 3-pointers. “You add that back to our team, it adds even more versatility. It allows us to do so many more things within our offense whenever he’s out there on the court.”Fox also had nine assists, Buddy Hield scored 19 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 18 on 8-of-10 shooting off the bench. Sacramento has won three straight and four of five.“We’re playing hard, we’re defending, making extra efforts,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “We’re a team where everybody needs to contribute.”Damian Lillard scored 35 points to become the fastest player in Portland history to reach 12,000 for his career. Jusuf Nurkic had six points and 11 rebounds, and CJ McCollum scored six on 2-of-14 shooting.The Trail Blazers, playing the second half of a back-to-back, have lost two straight since winning four in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Bagley had 13 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double, De’Aaron Fox scored 16 points and made a key 3-pointer with 1:30 remaining, and Sacramento beat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-107 on Monday night.“I feel like I was before I got hurt,” Bagley said after his fourth game back. “When I was out, I still was around. I was still shooting, still was doing stuff. I wasn’t just sitting out. I was getting in shape, still making sure that I was ready. It wasn’t hard to get back into the swing of things.”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 ChrissBagley made a pivotal 14-foot turnaround jumper early in the fourth quarter, then went over the back of Zach Collins and tipped in an offensive rebound to put the Kings up 100-88.That anchored a big night from Sacramento’s bench, which outscored Portland’s reserves 58-34. TEMPERS FLAREShumpert had to be stopped by arena and Trail Blazers security from going into Portland’s locker room after the game. Shumpert was apparently angry at Nurkic, who set a hard screen in the second half.“Some stuff needed to be between me and him, a conversation between two men,” Shumpert said. “Some stuff happened out there that we needed to have a conversation about. That’s it.”Nurkic shrugged it off.“I’m not going to worry about it,” Nurkic said. “He’s going into retirement soon. I’m not going to worry about a guy who’s going into retirement soon.”NOT THIS TIMEWhen the Blazers beat the Kings two weeks ago, Nurkic became the first player in modern NBA history to have at least 20 points, 20 rebounds, five assists, five steals and five blocks. It was a much different story for Nurkic on Monday. Portland’s big man had five assists and one block but took only seven shots and did not make a steal.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.Kings: At the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard looks to pass against Sacramento Kings’ Marvin Bagley III and De’Aaron Fox, (5) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It hasn’t taken long for Marvin Bagley III to regain his rhythm in Sacramento’s offense after missing 11 games with an injured left knee.The second overall pick in the draft still needs to improve his free throw shooting in the fourth quarter, but Bagley is definitely giving the Kings’ second unit quite a lift.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We knew coming in that they love to play in transition and we kind of played into their hands,” Lillard said. “We turned the ball over and allowed them to get out in transition. They play the fastest pace in the league, so we made it harder on ourselves than it had to be.”Sacramento got out to an early lead, held Portland to 17 points in the second quarter and then held off the Trail Blazers down the stretch.After Lillard’s 17-foot jumper cut the Kings’ lead to 109-103 with 1:47 remaining, Fox came back down the court and calmly drained his only 3 of the night.Bagley made a free throw and Willie Cauley-Stein added an emphatic dunk that brought the crowd to its feet.Portland struggled offensively across the board, particularly McCollum, who didn’t make a shot after halftime.Lillard reached 12,000 points in the third quarter of his 514th game. Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler had been the fastest Trail Blazers player to reach the mark, in his 587th game.“A lot of guys who come into the league who are capable of doing the same thing don’t get the opportunity, the trust or the freedom,” Lillard said. “I’m really thankful for the coaching staff that I play for and the teammates that I’ve been fortunate enough to play with.”TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Lillard has scored in double figures in 184 consecutive games, breaking a tie with Drexler for the franchise record. . Collins made a tremendous defensive play to block a layup attempt by Yogi Ferrell in the first quarter. . Portland coach Terry Stotts was called for a technical while talking with officials after a foul.Kings: Fox has made at least one steal in 14 straight games, the longest active streak in the NBA. . Iman Shumpert was called for a technical foul in the third quarter. Shumpert later had to be walked to the bench by a teammate after arguing with someone on Portland’s bench. Shumpert’s three technicals are tied for second-most on the Kings behind Fox, who has four. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Downward trajectory with no solutions

first_imgDear Editor,Guyana’s economy continues its downward descent with no solutions in sight. More so, even getting the economic forecasts approximately correct continues to be an arduous task for the Finance Ministry headed by Mr Jordan – who, it seems, is just an expert juggler trying to mask the economic decline.In March 2017, Mr Jordan seemed to have had an epiphany when he declared at a press conference, “Very little manufacturing activity takes place in Guyana…the last number I looked at manufacturing, without sugar and rice milling, contribute a mere five per cent to [gross domestic product] GDP, which is very low.” He said that Guyana cannot continue to borrow, which would, in effect, incur debts on generations to come.“We have to generate the taxes and income from the economy, even as it is growing,” he had said. Mr Jordan concluded that taxes would boost and stabilize the economy. We have seen that the economy is NOT growing, even as taxes keep on increasing.This view was severely criticised by Mr Shyam Nokta, President of the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association Limited (GMSA), who warned that several measures implemented by the Government would work against the competitiveness of the local manufacturers in both domestic and overseas markets, and this includes the re-categorizing of zero- and standard-rated items to exempt. We have seen that the VAT on water and electricity has already escalated the production costs of locally produced goods. This result is now evident as exports constrict and imports expand.The contradiction of the conclusion by Mr Jordan, that ‘taxes will boost and stabilize’ the economy, was manifested by the fact that even though taxes account for $ 171.2 billion, or 87.9% of total revenue, the growth rate of our economy fell to 2.1 % in 2017! Yet, our balance of payments deficit is getting increasingly bigger.An important component, which is the Current Account, is showing a deficit increase from US$12.4 million to US$287.4 million. Our imports will continue to increase as we become more dependent of foreign goods and services, while our exports will continue to dwindle because of the harsh taxation on our local manufacturers, making locally manufactured products uncompetitive at home and abroad. Increased taxation has failed to ‘boost and stabilize’ the economy!In our present situation, increased taxation due to poorly-thought-out strategies has resulted in: insufficient disposal income; increased cost of living; high prices; poor quality products; loss of markets; decline in the productive sector; scarcity and shortages; job losses; foreclosures, and increases in poverty and crime.The late Sir Winston Churchill, who had been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, made an astounding statement, which can be quite applicable to our current situation, when he said, “I contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift it by the handle.”What we need are sound monetary and fiscal policies, but after three years in Government, the Coalition’s performance is getting worse. Oil revenue will never be able to correct the mismanagement of our economy; from all indications, it will only get worse.The late Milton Friedman, an American Economist, once said the Great Depression was caused solely by the Government’s mismanagement of the economy. This is quite applicable to the current progressively declining state of our economy!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region 6last_img read more

Chess in schools goes a long way

first_imgCoordinators of the Marian Academy Chess Club are confident that the sport goes a long way towards improving academic performances. As such, the Club seeks to push the Chess in Schools mandate by hosting club meetings every week.A section of the competition on SaturdayInstructor John Lee, who took charge of the club some six years ago, gave a little insight as to how the thriving club is conducted.“Well, we have two departments: the primary and the secondary. The primary we focus on basics, how the pieces move, strategies, checkmates, that kind of thing. Secondary is more strategy, basically a more advanced level of play,” he shared.“And what I do is I bring the secondaries [students] to national tournaments, when the Chess Federation has tournaments I try to take a team to compete.” This, he explained, gives the students exposure to other players, styles and strategies that they may not encounter within the school club.When questioned about the academic performances of the club members, Lee posited that chess contributed positively to their overall well-being and their exam results were proof of that.“Let me put it this way: a lot of my students here were in top of the school for the [National Grade Six Assessment] NGSA and they usually are. Chess teaches them to think and to concentrate and they benefit from that,” Lee stated.The Club completed yet another competition this past weekend, which saw participation from 57 of their members, across the primary and secondary departments.Ethan Lee played impressively to cop the secondary top spot, while William Escarraga beat out all his opponents to win the primary category.After the competition, National Chess Champion CM Wendell Meusa played a simultaneous exhibition against the young participants. A simultaneous exhibition or simultaneous display is a board game exhibition in which one player plays multiple games at a time with a number of other players. Meusa took on 50 children from the Marian Chess Club simultaneously walking from one board to another, immediately after making one or two moves per board and young players were amazed by this as Meusa checkmated the players one by one.The Marian Academy Chess Club has produced a number of spectacular young players inclusive of Champion Ethan Lee and Sasha Shariff, who is slated to represent Guyana at the World Chess Olympiad later this year in Batumi, Georgia.last_img read more

Arsenal transfer boost: Blanc admits PSG starlet could leave

first_img1 Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has revealed that he wants Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot to stay at the club – but the decision is out of his hands.talkSPORT told you earlier this week that the Gunners were keen on the 19-year-old French midfielder, who has just one year remaining on his current deal.PSG have offered Rabiot a new contract but, with Arsenal and AC Milan reportedly interested, the French Champion’s manager Blanc admits it is out of his hands.“I want Adrien Rabiot to remain in Paris,” said Blanc.“The decision is not mine, he might leave the club. [But] he has had an offer to extend his contract with PSG.” Adrien Rabiot last_img read more

Roberto Martinez hails Merseyside rival Jurgen Klopp

first_imgRoberto Martinez believes Everton’s Merseyside rivals Liverpool have made an excellent appointment in Jurgen Klopp.The former Borussia Dortmund boss, who led the German side to two Bundesliga titles during an impressive seven-year spell, has replaced Brendan Rodgers in the Reds hotseat.The charismatic German’s arrival at Anfield has captured the imagination of the football world, and Martinez says he is a welcome addition to the Premier League.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Toffees boss said: “What he achieved in Germany was very impressive. “He is a forward-thinking manager, he likes to attack, he is always thinking about scoring goals and his teams are always well-structured and well-organised.“His concept is to win the ball back as quick as you can and score goals and that is a very dynamic way of playing.  “I have got huge respect for him. He is someone with very good, strong, human values and he will be a very good fit for the Premier League, I’m sure.”last_img read more

THE TINNEYS CARRY HOME THE SUPER MOON – PICTURE SPECTACULAR!

first_imgDaragh’s amazing pictureA super moon deserves a super picture.And we doubt if you’ll find many better than Daragh McDonough’s wonderful offering.Daragh took the picture at the Dry Arch Roundabout outside Letterkenny on Sunday evening last. We’re not sure how long he waited to capture the image or if he done his homework on the moon’s position beforehand.But it’s a wonderful image which doesn’t come along too often – perhaps just once in a super moon!Many thanks for sharing it with us Daragh.THE TINNEYS CARRY HOME THE SUPER MOON – PICTURE SPECTACULAR! was last modified: August 13th, 2014 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) Tags:Daragh McDonoughdonegalDry Arch RoundaboutletterkennypictureSuper moonlast_img read more

CONFIRMED: Claude Puel sacked as Southampton manager

first_imgSouthampton have sacked manager Claude Puel, the Premier League club have announced.The Frenchman took over at St Mary’s last summer and guided Saints to the EFL Cup final, where they lost to Manchester United, and an eighth-placed finish in last season’s Premier League.But the board has opted to make a change, dismissing the former Lyon and Nice boss. A statement from Southampton said the club had “terminated the contract of Claude Puel with immediate effect”.It continued: “Everyone at Southampton would like to express our thanks to Claude for his hard work and commitment this year.“The highlight of the season was a memorable day at Wembley in the EFL Cup final, a day our fans will always treasure. We wish Claude well for the future.“The search for a new management team is under way.“We are confident that we will find the right fit in line with the long term vision of the club.”Despite the positivity around Southampton’s Wembley appearance in February, they lost 16 league games to slip to eighth after Ronald Koeman had delivered sixth place before moving to Everton.The south-coast side also suffered early exits from both the FA Cup and the Europa League.Come the final game of the season, a 1-0 home defeat to Stoke, Saints fans appeared to have turned against Puel, chanting “You don’t know what you’re doing” and booing the Castres-born tactician.Rumours of player unrest have continued into the summer and, on the day which saw the 2017-18 fixtures released, Puel has departed Hampshire just 12 months into a two-year contract.Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, Premier League-winning Italian Claudio Ranieri and recent Alaves coach Mauricio Pellegrino have been linked with Saints, while Reading’s Jaap Stam is another reported contender after guiding the Royals to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final. The French boss departs St Mary’s after a single season 1last_img read more

GAA: DONEGAL RESULTS

first_imgBrian McCormack Sports Division One ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Jul-2011 Four Masters 1 – 10 1 – 11 Ardara Tir Chonaill Park Donegal Town Marley Coach Hire Division FourDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Jul-2011 Robert Emmets 1 – 13 3 – 9 Na Rossa Robert EmmetsMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Jul-2011 Termon 0 – 5 2 – 6 St Michaels TermonBusanna Feda O Donaill IFCDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Jul-2011 Milford 0 – 7 0 – 14 Naomh Columba Moyle Park Milford Line: Martin Coll/James Trearty Marley Coach Hire Division FourDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Jul-2011 Moville 2 – 11 0 – 6 Letterkenny Gaels Moville Carrick FieldBrian McCormack Sports Division One Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Jul-2011 Gaoth Dobhair 0 – 10 1 – 3 Naomh Conaill Machaire GathlanCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Jul-2011 Urris 0 – 11 1 – 9 Carndonagh Urris Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Jul-2011 Glenfin 1 – 7 2 – 8 Kilcar Pairc Ghleann FhinneBrian McCormack Sports Division One ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Jul-2011 Gaoth Dobhair 1 – 7 3 – 13 Naomh Conaill Machaire GathlanCentra Supermarkets Division Three ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Jul-2011 Urris 0 – 10 0 – 12 Carndonagh Urris Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighBusanna Feda O Donaill IRFCDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Jul-2011 Milford 0 – 8 4 – 12 Naomh Columba Moyle Park MilfordBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFCDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Jul-2011 Na Rossa 0 – 3 0 – 14 Letterkenny Gaels Pairc Naomh Fionnan Falcarragh Preliminary RoundBusanna Feda O Donaill IFCDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Jul-2011 Fanad Gaels 0 – 18 1 – 16 Aodh Ruadh Naomh Mhuire – ConvoyCentra Supermarkets Division Three ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Jul-2011 Naomh Brid 3 – 10 2 – 12 Naomh Colmcille Naomh BridRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFRCDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Jul-2011 Gleann Fhinne 0 – 7 0 – 10 Malainn Muff Line: TBABusanna Feda O Donaill Jun AFCDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Jul-2011 Naomh Ultan 1 – 9 0 – 9 Red Hughs DunkineelyCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Jul-2011 Naomh Brid 0 – 15 1 – 5 Naomh Colmcille Naomh BridBrian McCormack Sports Division One ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Jul-2011 St Eunans 0 – 5 2 – 10 Cloughaneely O Donnell ParkCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Jul-2011 Naomh Naille 0 – 11 1 – 10 Buncrana Naomh NailleMarley Coach Hire Division FourDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Jul-2011 Convoy 0 – 8 1 – 12 Naomh Padraig Leifear ConvoyCentra Supermarkets Division Three ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Jul-2011 St Nauls 4 – 15 1 – 3 Buncrana MountcharlesBrian McCormack Sports Division OneDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment22-Jul-2011 Naomh Conaill 1 – 8 2 – 4 Ardara Glenties Davy Brennan MemorialMarley Coach Hire Division 5Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment22-Jul-2011 Pettigo 4 – 13 1 – 8 St Michaels PettigoDonegal Under 21 Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment19-Jul-2011 Downings 3 – 7 4 – 10 Naomh Padraig Leifear Downings B19-Jul-2011 St Nauls 3 – 11 0 – 8 Naomh Columba Mountcharles B19-Jul-2011 St Eunans 2 – 7 0 – 16 Naomh Conaill O Donnell Park A Preliminary Round19-Jul-2011 Moville 1 – 11 1 – 14 Robert Emmets Moville Carrick Field B19-Jul-2011 Carndonagh 2 – 7 0 – 11 Convoy Carndonagh BGAA: DONEGAL RESULTS was last modified: July 24th, 2011 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)last_img read more

WOW! SNAPPER JOHN DOES IT AGAIN WITH GLORIOUS DONEGAL SUNSET

first_imgDONEGAL DUSK BY JOHN RAFFERTY (John Rafferty Photography 0868320007)LAST week he was dazzling us all with his incredible pictures of dolphins dancing in the sea off Arranmore Island.And last night Donegal photographer John Rafferty showed off another incredible picture.After a day which saw four seasons all in one day, John captured this stunning sunset image. Which goes to show once again that it’s not the camera – it’s the cameraman which captures a great image.Just spectacular! WOW! SNAPPER JOHN DOES IT AGAIN WITH GLORIOUS DONEGAL SUNSET was last modified: July 30th, 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:WOW! SNAPPER JOHN DOES IT AGAIN WITH GLORIOUS DONEGAL SUNSETlast_img read more

SAY SORRY OR RESIGN, Mac LOCHLAINN TELLS GARDA BOSS

first_imgSinn Féin Justice spokesperson Pádraig MacLochlainn TD says that if Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan does not withdraw his comments and apologise to the Garda whistleblowers then he should resign.He was speaking as the controversy continues over the Commissioner’s use of the word ‘disgusting’ during a Dail hearing.Deputy MacLochlainn said: “The outrageous comments made by Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan when he last appeared before the Oireacthas Public Accounts Committee have fundamentally undermined the stated objective of this government to encourage and support whistleblowers in the public and private sector. “It is remarkable that weeks after making the comments the Commissioner still refuses to withdraw his remarks and apologise.“I welcome the fact that a number of government Ministers have called on the Commissioner to withdraw his comments but an apology is also required.“The people of this state expect that after the Cabinet meeting tomorrow the Taoiseach will demand a withdrawal and an apology from the Garda Commissioner.“If this is not forthcoming from the Commissioner then his position is untenable and he should resign.”  SAY SORRY OR RESIGN, Mac LOCHLAINN TELLS GARDA BOSS was last modified: March 24th, 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:disgusting!Garda CommissionerMartin CallinanPadraig Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more