Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) loses the ball while trying to pass it over Charlotte Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, left, and Dwight Howard during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 106-98. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)LOS ANGELES — Clippers guard Lou Williams was trouble for the Charlotte Hornets from the moment he left the bench, making his first four shots, including three 3-pointers, and scoring 11 points before he was on the floor four minutes.Williams went on to score 40 points to lead Los Angeles to a 106-98 victory Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Frank Kaminsky added 16 points and Dwight Howard had 10 rebounds for Charlotte, but was 1 for 9 from the field and had only four points.The Clippers led 100-92 before Walker made back-to-back 3-pointers to pull Charlotte ton 102-98 with 49 seconds left. Griffin made two free throws with 43 seconds remaining, and Nicolas Batum missed a 3-pointer.Williams clinched the victory with a driving layup for the final margin.“I was just playing with confidence,” Williams said. “I was able to get off to a good start, make your first few shots, and it just goes up from there.”Down by 14 points in the second quarter, the Clippers regained control by outscoring Charlotte 27-9, taking a 69-61 lead on a driving layup by Juwan Evans with 1:30 left in the third quarter. Griffin scored 12 points during the stretch.RIVERS ON THE MENDAustin Rivers, who left Friday night’s game against the Lakers on crutches, sat out against the Hornets with a sore right Achilles tendon. Results of an MRI taken Saturday revealed no soft tissue injury or structural damage. Coach Doc Rivers said Austin “could play” in the Clippers’ next game Tuesday night against Memphis.“He’s good,” Doc Rivers said about son Austin. “When you hear the word ‘Achilles’ you never think anything positive, especially the way it looked. I thought (the injury) scared him, and that probably scared us.”WARRIORS WHIPLASHThe Hornets went against the Clippers coming off their best performance of the season, a surprise 111-100 road victory two nights earlier over the Golden State Warriors, only their third road victory of the season. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Man City’s record winning run ends at 18 matches “We talked about the fact it was Golden State. They’re the best team, and it’s easy to get up for them,” Silas said. “But we have to be in that mindset every game, especially in the position we’re in. Not just having a Golden State attitude, we’re looking to have an attitude about the way we play on the road.”TIP-INSHornets: With the second unit leading the way, Charlotte outscored the Clippers 28-7 over the first 10 minutes of the second quarter, turning a 29-22 first-quarter deficit into a 50-36 lead on Walker’s 15-footer with 1:56 left in the half. 42 halftime lead. The Hornets held the Clippers to 2-of-15 from the field during the stretch.Clippers: After a dismal second quarter, the Clippers got back in the game by holding Charlotte to a single field goal over the first 6:18 of the third quarter, and continuing on a 27-9 run for a 69-61 lead. Their offensive highlight came with 6:40 left in the third quarter when Blake Griffin broke free for a driving, right-handed dunk that brought the crowd to its feet.UP NEXTHornets: At Sacramento on Tuesday night.Clippers: Host Memphis on Tuesday night.Lou Williams scores 40 points, Clippers hold off Hornets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I play pretty well with Blake, especially in the two-man game, closing out quarters, closing out games,” Williams said. “We have good chemistry together.”DeAndre Jordan grabbed 15 rebounds to help the Clippers win their fifth in a row at home. The biggest surprise was Jordan, a career 44 percent free throw shooter, going 6 for 6 from the foul line.“I’ve really been working on the shot, obviously,” Jordan said. “And tonight I was just trying to shoot the ball the same way. My teammates gave me a lot of confidence.’Kemba Walker scored 30 points for the Hornets. They fell to 3-13 on the road.“Kemba was ready,” acting Hornets coach Stephen Silas said. “That happens in these 4 o’clock games. It’s out of their routine and sometimes they come out flat. Not Kemba. He was Mr. Reliable.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ “I always feel like I can get it going, but to see it early, it puts me in a different mindset, in an attack mode,” Williams said. “Once I get two or three early, that way I can just get everybody else involved.”In an offensive struggle for both teams, the Clippers outshot the Hornets 47 percent to 39 percent to win for the fifth time in six games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’ve gone through a lot this season with injuries,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I just love coaching this team, though. This team is a resilient team, they’re tough-minded, they’re very close and they grind out games.”Blake Griffin added 25 points in his second game back after missing 14 with a left MCL strain. 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
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies played a pair of games over the weekend.On Friday, the Huskies visited the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks, the top team in the NWJHL. While Dawson Creek went up 1-0 in the first, the Huskies scored a trio of goals in the second, with Adam Bowie and Brandon Howard both scoring on the powerplay, and Jared Lowen scoring even strength to put the Pups up 3-1. Geoff Dick and Jarod Lang each tallied a pair of assists, while Howard and Shawn Wilson assisted Lowen. In the third, the Jr. Canucks managed to get back within 1 early, before Gary Loewen was helped by Howard and Jacob Lang in getting some insurance for the Huskies, who won 4-2.Sadly, the Huskies were not able to repeat on Saturday night in Clairmont against the JDA Kings. After 50 minutes, Grande Prairie led 2-0. Jarod Lang brought the Dogs to within one with 6:31 left in the third. Unfortunately, when the Huskies pulled Jonathan Bateman for the extra attacker, the JDA Kings had deadly aim in icing the puck, scoring a pair of empty-net goals to seal the deal.- Advertisement -The Huskies are back in action next Friday night when the league’s basement Beaverlodge Blades visit the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 8:00 p.m.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could be forced to sell goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, because of the club’s failure to offload Spain striker Fernando Torres, 30, or Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi, 27. (Daily Star)Aston Villa central defender Ron Vlaar, 29, will hold talks with manager Paul Lambert this weekend amid interest from Southampton. (Daily Mirror)QPR are considering a £4m move for Elche’s Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez, 28. (Daily Mirror)Sunderland are in talks with Lazio over Belgium defender Luis Pedro Cavanda, 23, after failing to reach an agreement with Fiorentina’s Marcos Alonso, also 23, who spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light. (Daily Mail)Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, says he could stay at the club for the rest of his career. (The Guardian)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Liverpool target another Saints star! Reds ready to fight Tottenham for RodriguezIn-demand Southampton duo NOT FOR SALE, insists Saints chairmanExclusive – Krueger: Southampton will reinvest ‘every penny’ of summer exodus back into transfer marketExclusive – Boost for Liverpool! Bony available for ‘right offer’, claims Swansea chairmanExclusive – Top-four finish would still be a success for Liverpool this season, claims former Reds strikerExclusive – Liverpool top four warning! Sign striker or miss out, claims Anfield greatSouthampton may be powerless to prevent Schneiderlin exit this summer, claims CrookVickery – QPR should forget about Ronaldinho move, they don’t need him!Exclusive – Arsenal’s Jenkinson destined for West Ham, claims Hull boss BruceValencia closing in on £20m-rated Manchester United targetAtletico Madrid offered Liverpool and Chelsea targetBarcelona to raid Liverpool again? Spanish reports claim Reds defender set to follow SuarezWest Ham and QPR go head-to-head over France World Cup starAC Milan in pole position to land Everton targetRobinho not in line for Turkey move, insists agent of ex-Man City forwardAC Milan remain keen on Arsenal forwardQPR weigh up shock move for ex-Barcelona ace?Valencia aim to beat Premier League trio to £5m Greek defenderInter Milan to rival Everton for Sevilla hitmanFree agent Almeida poised to snub West Ham interestSunderland leading Hamburg in race for Lazio defender
Nicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager looks ahead to the weekend’s Premier League action and says she expects Arsenal to bounce back from their defeat at Manchester United with a victory at West Brom.McGeady also admits she would steer clear of backing Liverpool at home to Stoke given their woeful form in recent weeks, and backs Chelsea to extend their unbeaten start to the season by beating Sunderland.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “As they were flying overhead and coordinating units to respond, the Nissan Altima caught on fire, and some passers-by stopped and were able to put it out with fire extinguishers,” Lovvik said. “The two people in the (Altima) were trapped, and passers-by were able to pull them to safety.” A blood sample was taken from Ramirez to determine whether he had been drinking and driving, deputies said. Inside the Avalon were Gutierrez, a woman and the three boys, 4, 6 and 9. The relationship of the five was not clear, but Gutierrez, the woman and two of the boys have the same last name, fire officials said. The passenger in Ramirez’s car was a 28-year-old man. The three boys were taken by helicopter to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. They were accompanied by the woman, whose injuries were minor, fire Capt. James Lewis said. Gutierrez, who suffered minor injuries, was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was treated and released, hospital officials said. Ramirez and the passenger in his car were flown by helicopter to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Seven people were injured, two men and three young boys critically, when a car ran a red light and collided head-on with another car on Pearblossom Highway at 25th Street East. The collision occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday when a 2005 Nissan Altima driven by Benjamin Ramirez, 24, of Sylmar went through a red light and crashed into a 2001 Toyota Avalon driven by 33-year-old Juan Gutierrez of Palmdale, who was just starting to make a left turn onto 25th Street East, sheriff’s deputies said. “If this had been a broadside accident, there would have been several people dead,” Deputy Dale Lovvik said. “The Avalon had barely started the turn. When they connected, it was front to front. There’s 3 feet of crash on the front of a car. Side doors don’t have 3 feet to give.” The collision was first spotted by deputies in a Sheriff’s Department helicopter that was flying over Palmdale, Lovvik said.
Lagan Harps FC News:Saturday was a proud day for the club when we had three players in the starting line up for the Irish girls u/16 team v Austria. Ciana Brogan, Caoimhe Walsh and Zoe Green along with Illies Celtic’s Aoife Mc Colgan all took part in the 1-1 draw, Ireland then won 6-5 on penalties.On Friday Ciana and Caoimhe had played against Croatia. Congratulations to the girls on their well deserved achievement. Our men’s promotion hopes received a set back when we drew 1-1 with Whitestrand Utd, in a game reversed to Whitestrand.Next Sunday we are scheduled to play Dunkineely Celtic at home. Our u/12’s continued their impressive run with a 3-0 away to Convoy Arsenal.In a hard fought encounter our goals came from Luke Parke, Tiernan Brown and Mark Bonner.Next Saturday we are scheduled to play league leaders Cappry Rovers. Our u/14’s are also schedule to play Cappry. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Brendan Gibson, Packie O’Donnell and John Gillen who were recently hospitalised.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 2,8,10 and 21. Two people, Micky Mc Grath and James Davenport, had three numbers and won E25 each.Next weeks jackpot is E5050. On a sourer note the club was again the victim of the vandalism cureently plaguing the village, with a window broken in the dressingrooms.The club will prosecute any vandals or in the case of minors, their parents. It is difficult enough raising funds without having to pay for repairs.PROUD DAY FOR LAGAN HARPS FC – AS TRIO START FOR IRISH U16 GIRLS TEAM AGAINST AUSTRIA was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 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:Lagan Harps FCNoticessoccerSport
North West Golfing Alliance – Returns to the “Old Links” BallyliffinThe drive to Ballyliffin on Saturday morning last, 21st, was not without it’s perils for this season’s final visit of the North West Golfing Alliance to Inishowen.But, as is well known throughout the golfing fraternity, the sturdiness that makes up the Alliance members is very stern stuff indeed and, having battled through ice, snow and strong winds to get to their destination, they thoroughly enjoyed their game of winter golf. The “field” were not disappointed in the weather which ensured that each entrant got their fair share of hailstones at regular intervals and, combined with the strong wind which did not abate all day, just added to the difficulty of scoring. The course itself, as befits a “Links” course with a high standing in the 100 best golf courses listing, was in excellent condition with the greens true and smooth despite all the winter storms that it has endured recently. As usual at this time of year, the course is played over the back nine first [if you know what I mean]. Finnian wraps it up!In the Gross section and for the second competition running, Michael McGeady was beaten for top spot on B.O.T. This time out, it was touring professional Brendan McCarroll, making a welcome return to his home course following his recent sojourn in Portugal who took the spoils. After nine, Brendan and Michael were level on one over par, with Michael’s card, as ever, showing a model of tidiness with just one stroke dropped to par at the par three 8th and having had eight pars in all. Brendan meanwhile, had birded the 6th but an over ambitious drive saw him run up an ugly double bogey at the 9th. Letterkenny’s Finnian O’Doherty, in pole position in the Gross Golfer of the Year section, was matching them in that he was also one over for his nine but Finnian, playing somewhat erratically having recorded three bogeys, compensated with birdies at the 5th and 6th holes. Therefore, the trio turned homeward on their inward nine, [what is more usually the front nine]. After three more holes, Finnian was then one stroke ahead of Michael and two ahead of Brendan. However, as often happens in sport, things turned at the very next hole, the par five 13th .Finnian double bogeyed whilst Michael and Brendan recorded birdies. Michael then parred his way in while Brendan birdied the 15th which gave him a level par round of 71gross to equal Michael but gave him the victory on break of tie. .Finnian, despite leading after 12th, had two further bogeys to finish with a four over par 75. However, Finnian’s score was good enough for him to wrap up his first Alliance Gross Golfer of the Year title with one counting event still to complete. In 4th Place was Noel Callan, a further stroke back. This result has Noel lying second in the golfer of the year but he still has work to do if he is to be runner -up as he can be caught by three other “pros”, Seamus McMonagle, John G.McBride and Michael McGeady.Maurice reels in Nett!In the Nett section, there was no love lost between the McGettigan brothers from Strabane as they vied with each other in a struggle not only for the win, but also for those vital points in the Nett Golfer of the Year title.Despite the inclement weather, there was a noble struggle in this section with quite a few relishing the conditions only to fall away somewhat on the back nine. Odran McGettigan was out in 21 stableford points, while his playing partner Jim Harley was on 20pts. On 19pts after nine was the eventual winner, Maurice McGettigan, as was Alliance Captain Brian Wallace, Kieran Martin and Eamonn o’Carroll. However, as some fell away one by one, the real battle between the brothers got under way and gradually, Maurice got the upper hand when Odran, who had an unfortunate “blank” at the 15th, handed the advantage to his brother who beat him on B.O.T..This win, in the same way that the Gross section has been decided, [with one counting event to go], means that Maurice cannot now be caught for the title of Nett Golfer of the Year. Odran however is not safe for the runner up position as he can be caught by another Strabane member, “steady” Eddie McHugh.Full Results:Nett Section;1st Maurice McGettigan (17) Strabane G.C. 39 pts; [b.o.t.] 2nd Odran McGettigan (25) Strabane G.C. 39 pts;3rd David Forbes (8) Faughan Valley G.C. 36 pts; [b.o.t.]4th Eamonn O’Carroll (12) Letterkenny G.C.36 ptsGross Section; 1st: Brendan McCarroll (scr) Ballyliffin G.C. 71 [b.o.t.]2nd: Michael McGeady (scr) North West G.C.713rd: Finnian O’Doherty (1) Letterkenny G.C. 754th: Noel Callan (scr)) Faughan Valley 76The following had a “2” J.Foley, J.Coyle,C.Davison, D.McGeoughNext competition: Rosapenna G.C. on Saturday 7th March 2015.The Alliance season will end with The Captain’s, (Brian Wallace) day to be held in Dunfanaghy on 19th March 2015.The incoming Captain for 2015/16 is one of the popular Forbes’ family from Newtownstewart, David Forbes, who now runs the Hill Valley Par 3 and driving range and, of course, plays his golf in Faughan Valley which is also in the Forbes golfing stable.GOLF NEWS: MAURICE MCGETTIGAN IN FINE FORM AT THE NORTH WEST ALLIANCE MEETING was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 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:golfNorth West Alliance MeetingNoticesSport
MOLINE, ILL. – The Drake University women’s basketball team begins play at the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill. The Bulldogs play the winner of Thursday nights’ No. 7 Illinois State vs. No. 10 Evansville contest. Drake game notes will be posted following the conclusion of the Evansville vs. Illinois State game. For the ninth-straight season, the MVC Tournament is being played at a neutral site. The iWireless Center is the new site this year for the league’s annual postseason tournament. The tournament has a new name as well – “Hoops in the Heartland” – in the first of a multi-year contract for the event. Just six Division I conferences host stand-alone women’s basketball tournaments (Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, SEC, Pac-12 and MVC). Every game of the MVC tournament will be available online via The Valley On ESPN3. Drake (21-8, 14-4 MVC) won its final four regular-season contests, including a 71-64 win at SIU in the season finale, to claim the tournament’s second seed for the second-consecutive year. Drake and Missouri State both finished 14-4 in league play, but the Bulldogs held the tiebreaker with their season sweep of the Lady Bears. The Bulldogs are seeking to win their sixth MVC Tournament title and first since 2007 when they take the court on Friday evening against the Redbirds or the Purple Aces. Drake swept both Evansville (2-27, 1-17 MVC) and Illinois State (8-21, 6-12 MVC) during the regular season as the Bulldogs are vying for their 20th all-time trip to the semifinals. Drake owns a 38-22 all-time record at the MVC Tournament. The winner of the four-day event claims the Valley’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. If Drake wins Friday it advances to play the winner of No. 3 Missouri State vs. No. 6 Indiana State, which will take place Friday night at 8:30 p.m. The semifinal meeting will tipoff on Saturday at 4 p.m. Print Friendly Version
DONEGAL supermodel Faye Dinsmore looks stunning in her latest shoot – for a top Irish brand.The Ballintra native, who likes nothing better than a day helping her dad bring in the turf, has been the face of a dozen global brands including L’Oreal and Lynx.But her latest work involves promoting the autumn collection of the very Irish jewellery range from Knight and Day. “Faye is a beautiful model, with amazing Irish looks too, so we were delighted that she did the shoot for us,” Knight and Day owner Olive Hughes said.“We were delighted with the results, she’s so natural and striking looking.”You can see their collection – and Faye’s pix – here:http://www.knightanddayjewellery.com DONEGAL SUPERMODEL FAYE’S STRIKING SHOTS FOR IRISH JEWELLERY BRAND was last modified: August 28th, 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:Faye DinsmoreKnight and Daymodel