Chris Paul’s status for crucial Game 6 uncertain with hamstring injury

first_imgMOST READ But after missing a shot in the lane with 51.7 seconds remaining, he hit the court and came up clutching the back of his right thigh.At first unwilling to depart, he finally limped off after a chat with Rockets athletic trainer Keith Jones during a timeout with 22.4 seconds to play.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 crown“We’ll see,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said when asked about Paul’s status for Saturday’s game six, when the Rockets can clinch a berth in the NBA Finals.“He’ll be evaluated tomorrow, but obviously you saw him limp off, and he’s a tough guy,” D’Antoni said. “They’ll do whatever they can do. If he’s there, great. If he isn’t, we have enough guys. … We’ll be all right.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Paul, the league’s Rookie of the Year in the 2005-06 season and a nine-time All-Star, is playing in the conference finals for the first time.The 33-year-old, who starred for the Los Angeles Clippers before arriving in Houston in a trade last June, missed 24 games this season with a variety of injuries.“His spirits aren’t great,” D’Antoni admitted. “He wanted to be out there, and for sure he’s worried and all that. That’s normal.”Warriors star Draymond Green said uncertainty over Paul’s status wouldn’t change Golden State’s preparation for their must-win game six.“That’s not our focus,” Green said. “We’ve got to prepare like he’s going to play. He’s a great player, right in the middle of everything they do.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul sits on the floor after being hurt during the second half in Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Houston, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Star guard Chris Paul departed Houston’s Western Conference finals game five win over Golden State in the final minute Thursday and his status for game six was unclear.Paul played a pivotal role in the Rockets 98-94 triumph, scoring 18 of his 20 points in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Beau Belga runs away with PBA Obstacle challenge crown 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 View commentslast_img read more

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17-year-old charged with larceny

first_imga girl was on Thursday placed on ,000 bail after she appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer a charge of simple larceny.The 17-year-old, of Sophia, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 17, 2016, at Bel Air Village, Georgetown, she stole one Samsung Galaxy s5 cellular phone, property of Joan Richmond.According to the presented facts, the defendant and Richmond are known to each other and on the day in question, while in her friend’s bedroom, the defendant asked to borrow her phone to browse the internet, to which Richmond complied.Richmond left the defendant in the room but upon her return both the young woman and the phone had vanished.The matter was reported and the defendant arrested. The defendant will return to court on June 17, 2016.last_img read more

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“UP Is Our Common Enemy”, LP Rallies Opposition

first_imgAbraham Darius Dillon, acting chairman of the opposition Liberty Party (LP), has called for a united opposition whose overarching objective during the upcoming October polls is to ensure that the governing Unity Party (UP) gets no third term bid.Dillon said the insensitivity of the ruling party, which has subjected the masses to massive suffering in the midst of abundant resources as a result of the party’s inability to govern well, should by now lead Liberians to see the UP as the “common enemy” to the opposition camp.“If the Liberian people will decide or resolve not to give the presidency to the LP or to Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine, we stand ready to support any opposition in the run-off election against the ruling establishment. We will not focus on any opposition during this campaign in terms of criticizing them for the presidency,” Dillon said.He said it is time for change and not continuity, which the Liberty Party is now poised to vigorously campaign against across the country to ensure that the UP does not retain a third term.Dillon made the assertion yesterday when he appeared at the Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinion (CEIO) in Central Monrovia.He emphasized the need for change that will be commensurate with the living conditions of the people and development in the country.He said it was unfortunate for the UP presidential hopeful and vice president Joseph N. Boakai to waste his supporters, partisans and followers’ time for over six months just to select Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay as his vice running mate.“UP Boakai has failed to prove anything to even in Lofa to convince the people to elect him as president of Liberia. His current budget is US$2.5 million, yet not a single program that Liberians can boast of from him across the country,” Dillon said.He continued, “Cllr. Brumskine as a lawyer has a law firm in Liberia, which has been helpful to the people of Liberia, unlike VP Boakai, who is considered as an agriculturist, but do not have anything to show over the years, even as a common farmer.”Dillon said VP Boakai has also failed to improve the living conditions of the Group of 77, a group the Constitution has given him the power to preside over across the country, adding that “VP Boakai has always placed something small in the budget for the group without any intention to improve their living condition.”Chairman Dillon, who spent over seven years working at the Capitol Building with Sen. Jewel Howard-Taylor and former Speaker J. Alex Tyler, said he stands ready to unveil some information about Speaker Nuquay in his capacity as chairperson on Ways, Means and Finance in the Lower House.“You people will hear startling news during the upcoming campaign on Nuquay when he served as chair on Ways, Means and Finance. I had to sign some papers for him whenever he wanted something to be done, especially at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning,” Dillon told the gathering in laughter.Speaking of the Supreme Court’s decision, Dillon said it was unfortunate for some lawmakers to threaten justices with impeachment, referencing Article 73 of the Liberian Constitution, which states that “No Judicial official shall be summoned, arrested, detained prosecuted or tried civilly or criminally by or at the instance of any person or authority on account of judicial opinions rendered or expressed, judicial statements made and judicial acts done in the course of a trial in open court or in chambers, except for treason or other felonies, misdemeanor or breach of the peace.”It continued, “Statements made and acts done by such officials in course of a judicial proceeding shall be privileged, and subject to the above qualification, no such statements made or acts done shall be admissible into evidence against them at any trial or proceeding.”When contacted, the office of the Vice President said the allegation is not new for anyone to think that Dillon was in the right.“We have much to do rather than addressing Dillon’s [rants] against the Honorable Vice President,” George Saah, director of communications, retorted via mobile phone.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – LP acting chair Dillon: “We will support any opposition if Liberians don’t carry LP to run-up election”last_img read more

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Joey Jagan backpedals on predicting PPP victory

first_imgUnder pressure…By Michael YoungePolitical novice, Joey Jagan who is the son of the founding leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), on Wednesday backpedalled on his prediction that his father’s party will emerge victorious in future elections if the party redoubles its focus.Guyana Times had reported that Jagan, speaking at an event organised by the Indian Arrival Committee last week in honour of former President, Dr Cheddi Jagan, had predicted a PPP victory at 2020 elections in presence of high-level PPP officials, IAC representatives and admirers of Dr Cheddi Jagan’s legacy.“I come from the PPP. I grew up in the PPP. So I have sympathy for the PPP. I will always have sympathy for (them). I feel the PPP is the birth of politics in this country, and will end up as the party to carry this country forward eventually.Joey JaganEverybody will come back to the PPP, just like it started. That’s what is going to happen,” he predicted.“If you understand history, the PPP is like the Romans. The Romans took a beating from Hannibal in one afternoon and the Romans came back with two armies three months later. So the PPP are like the Romans. You can knock them down, you can hit them down. They will come back.”Soon after Dr Joey Jagan, who has suddenly blossomed into a supporter of President David Granger’s A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change coalition which opposes his father’s party, sought to distance himself from his statement via a technicality, saying he never predicted a PPP victory at the next elections.But a senior political commentator said the fact that Jagan made the statement speaks volumes about the work that the PPP has done since its electoral defeat in 2015. In fact, that commentator explained that Jagan is probably under pressure from the coalition forces he is now seeking to promote for the statements he made.“I think Dr [Joey] Jagan wants to distract us by mentioning a specific year. He said in the future. He left it open for interpretation. The next election is 2020. What stop’s anyone from drawing that inference from his open statement. Media people must not be bullied and cowed by politicians like Dr Jagan. Why does he not dispute the facts and the thrust of the report,” the commentator said.The commentator also said “Dr [Joey] Jagan has a history of disloyalty and is known for saying one time and then suddenly switching his position at another time if it is not advantageous to him or convenient. No one needs Dr Jagan to school them on politics…”, the commentator said.last_img read more

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Taylor Speedway hosting first races of 2016 after rainout three weeks ago

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – After the first weekend of stock car racing was postponed due to a rainout on May 28th and 29th, the Taylor Speedway is hoping that the weather cooperates this coming weekend.The Taylor Speedway’s second scheduled weekend of racing is happening this Saturday and Sunday. Both adult and junior racers will be competing in the Minis Class. Racers will also by firing on all cylinders in the Sportsman, IMCA Modified, and Bomber Classes.Racing begins on Saturday at 5:00 P.M., and Sunday at 1:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, and kids 5 and under get in free.- Advertisement -For more information, head to, or check the race track’s Facebook page.last_img read more

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8th Annual Crystal Cup starts tonight

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 8th Annual Crystal Cup Pond Hockey Challenge and Sid Davis Youth Memorial starts today, February 22.In a press release, on the Crystal Cup website, organizers say that 82 teams have signed up for the Cup.Out of those 82 teams, 40 will play in the open division, four in the women’s division, and 38 in the Sid Davis Youth Memorial.- Advertisement -Festivities will kick off at 6:00 p.m., at Charlie Lake, with hockey games taking place on all 12 rinks.Teams playing at 6:00 p.m. include:Source: Crystal Cup Facebook PageAdvertisement Throughout the weekend, the Crystal Cup will offer fun events for the entire family to enjoy.The Family Event Schedule includes activities such as games of shinny, ice fishing, and helicopter rides.You can even skate with special guest NHL Alumni Travis Moen.Here is the Family Events Schedule:Source: Crystal Cup websiteAdvertisement The 8th Annual Crystal Cup Pond Hockey Challenge and Sid Davis Youth Memorial runs from February 22 to the 24 at Charlie Lake.For more information and for a full events schedule, you can visit the Crystal Cup website.center_img Team playing at 7:00 p.m. include:Source: Crystal Cup Facebook PageResults from Friday will determine game times for Saturday.Organizers are reminding participants and spectators to dress warmly as temperatures will be cold this weekend.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Basketball: Bruins want Collison to get into the zone

first_imgMORGANTOWN, W.Va. – UCLA point guard Darren Collison is quick enough to beat defenders off the dribble, a consistent enough shooter to make open jumpers and possesses the vision to pass the ball in traffic. And as Bruins coach Ben Howland puts it, Collison should be great against a zone defense, which continues to give UCLA more trouble than it should. When the Trojans used a 2-3 zone in the first half, Westbrook’s ability to penetrate the zone, jump-stop and either dish to an open man or make a jumper was on display. It led to eight straight points for UCLA (21-2), and represented one of the few times the Bruins found offensive rhythm. “We have to be more consistent when we’re playing against a 2-3 zone,” Collison said. “Right now we have to look for ways to be more consistent, and keep working at it and working at it.” The Mountaineers (18-5) play a mixture of 1-3-1 and 2-3 zones, as well as a soft man-to-man, switching defense. “Some nights we’ll execute and play well, and some nights we can’t seem to figure it out,” Afflalo said. “Right now, we have one guy who can consistently get (in the zone) and make plays, and that’s Darren. And Russell does a great job with his minutes, so maybe that’s a guy we need to utilize a little more. “I seem to be the guy holding us back when it comes to zone. It just takes everybody to get in there and apply a little effort to make plays for others.” As UCLA continues to be schizophrenic against zones, teams ill-equipped to deal with the Bruins’ perimeter talent will likely implement that style of defense. “A lot of times what we have problems with is that we get too perimeter-oriented,” Howland said. “You have to get the ball inside, whether it’s man or zone. You’ve got to get the ball inside either at the low post or the high post to get the defense to react and collapse, and then you kick it back out.” Part of the problem is UCLA seems to have a lack of confidence in going to centers Lorenzo Mata and Alfred Aboya. Another problem is the Bruins’ outside shooting. Although Collison (49.3percent) and Afflalo (39.2 percent) are above average when it comes to shooting the 3-pointer, wings Josh Shipp (29.3 percent/ 17.1percent in Pac-10) and Michael Roll (31.7 percent in Pac-10) have not provided the consistent third option from the perimeter. “Darren should be one of the best guys in the country at being able to dribble, penetrate gaps, get in there and then stop and slow down,” Howland said. “As he gets better and better at it, it sure makes us better. There’s no reason he can’t get in there. It’s just a matter of him thinking about it.” (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The next test comes today when No. 2 UCLA meets zone-oriented West Virginia at the WVU Coliseum, but whether Collison can break it down is a two-part question. First, Collison seems to go into funks sometimes against zones. Second, and more important inthis instance, he is a game-time decision because of an injured left shoulder. He did not practice Thursday or Friday. center_img “That puts us at a disadvantage, obviously, if he can’t play,” Howland said. “He’s getting treatment with our trainer so we’ll just have to wait and see. He could not lift his arm above his shoulder (Wednesday) morning.” Collison suffered a sprained AC joint in Wednesday’s win against USC, but Howland said it was not known exactly when the injury occured. If Collison can’t play, freshman Russell Westbrook will start, and leading scorer and off-guard Arron Afflalo will be the backup. With this being a non-conference game, and Pacific-10 Conference games at Arizona State and Arizona looming next week, there could be an inclination to hold Collison out. “We’re going to see how it feels, but if he’s going to miss a game, it’s going to be this game as opposed to a Pac-10 game,” Howland said. “It will be just like Josh (Shipp’s) injury or Luc (Richard Mbah a Moute’s) injury. We’re going to err of the side of caution on this.” Westbrook does not defend as well as Collison, but in spurts has shown the ability to attack a zone. last_img read more

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Wanyama flies back to London for assessment

first_img0Shares0000Wanyama was sidelined for four months last season and the development is another blow for the White Hart Lane club’s engine room.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 30 – Harambee Stars and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama has gone back to London with a recurrence of a troublesome knee problem as Tottenham’s midfield injury crisis deepens.Manager Mauricio Pochettino, who believes transfer activity may happen in the coming days, revealed that the Kenyan has flown back from Spurs’s US tour following a 5-3 penalty shootout defeat by Barcelona which saw Moussa Sissoko limp off with what appeared to be a hamstring issue. Wanyama was sidelined for four months last season and the development is another blow for the White Hart Lane club’s engine room.Pochettino is already missing World Cup pair Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele, while Harry Winks and Josh Onomah are also sidelined.“Victor is back in London because he needs to see the doctor there and assess in the next few days and see what happened,” Pochettino said.Sissoko was removed in the first-half of a match which saw a spirited Spurs come from 2-0 down with goals from Son Heung-min and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou to force a draw against a similarly under strength La Liga side.‘We’ll assess tomorrow, the next few days to see what happened,’ the Argentine said. ‘We hope it’s a minor injury but he feels his hamstring.’Tottenham are yet to make a signing in this transfer window but Pochettino remains relaxed about the situation.‘I think we’re going to, sure, see what happens in the next few days,’ he said. ‘If you say we need to sign there, maybe, but with or without injuries that was our target after we finished last season – to add some players with qualities that can help us achieve all that we want. With or without, I think we are going to.‘Of course (I’m relaxed),’ he added. ‘After many years in football, I think nothing’s going to change if you have different moods or humour. You need to be relaxed, working hard.My focus is trying to help the team and develop the way we want to play and arrive in the best condition to start the season. Nothing’s going to change if I changed my behaviour or the way I act.’-By Daily Mail0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Man United outcast to leave in January – Newcastle to pounce?

first_img1 Victor Valdes Victor Valdes is set to leave Manchester United when the transfer window re-opens, according to his agent.The ex-Barcelona goalkeeper has endured a miserable spell at Old Trafford since his arrival on a free transfer in January.He made two appearances last season but has not been included in a single squad this term having fallen out with United boss Louis van Gaal.When asked about Valdes’ future, his agent Gines Carvajal said to Radio Marca: “He’ll have a chance (to play) in January, wherever he goes.“He needs to go to a place he feels is right for him.”Valdes, a Euro 2012 winner with Spain, is out of contract next summer and is likely to cost only a nominal amount.He has been linked with switch to Newcastle in recent days, with Steve McClaren keen to land an experienced goalkeeper after losing Tim Krul to injury for the remainder of the season.A Premier League stay would appear to be his priority, too, with Carvajal ruling out a return to Spain for his client.“He won’t be coming to Spain, unless he decides otherwise,” he said.last_img read more

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first_imgLiam Og Chodziesner (McConigley) spent the first 3 months of his life in Fanad, Donegal and came back down under to Melbourne to meet Sam Maguire at Gaelic Park on Sunday 23rd June.He is pictured with his mum Martina McConigley.  FROM FANAD TO MELBOURNE TO MEET SAM MAGUIRE was last modified: June 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FROM FANAD TO MELBOURNE TO MEET SAM MAGUIRElast_img read more