Cavs officials downplay tension between James, Irving

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Numerous US media outlets have reported that Irving has requested a trade, indicating he wanted to join a team where he could emerge from James’s shadow and become the focal point of the offense.“We think that Kyrie Irving is one of the best guards in the NBA,” Gilbert said. “He was part of a championship, three years straight to the Finals and we value his talent significantly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Irving played the last three NBA Finals alongside James with Cleveland, winning the title in 2016 and falling to the Golden State Warriors in 2015 and this year.He has two seasons left on his contract and a player option for 2019. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Whatever his reason for wanting to leave, Altman — who served as assistant GM under Dan Gilbert, who departed in June — said reports of friction between James and Irving were “overblown”.“I think the people who are in this building every day haven’t seen any of that animosity,” Altman said. “This is, along with Kevin Love, this is a group that got us to three straight Finals and won an NBA championship together. They play great together on the floor and a lot of that I do think is overblown.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Double duty: Standhardinger takes place of Blatche as Gilas reinforcement Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (left) reacts during a game in this April 20, 2017 photo. , in Indianapolis. At right is Kyrie Irving. AP FILELOS ANGELES, United States — Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Koby Altman downplayed reports of tension between superstar LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Wednesday, but neither confirmed nor denied that Irving had requested a trade.“These things are fluid,” Gilbert said of Irving’s situation at a press conference at the team’s Ohio training facility, Altman’s first since he was confirmed as the team’s new general manager on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returncenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View commentslast_img read more

49ers clinch Big West title

first_imgtelevised game that gave the 49ers outright possession of their first conference championship since 1996. MEN’S BASKETBALL 49ers 82, Pacific 76 STOCKTON — The last time the Long Beach State and University of Pacific men s basketball teams hooked up, the 49ers rolled to a 28-point victory in the Walter Pyramid on Feb. 3. Things were a lot closer — to say the least — Monday night during the rematch in UOP s Spanos Center. But Coach Larry Reynolds and his Long Beach team came out of the building with the desired result, a victory (82-76) in a nationally Thursday: vs. UC Irvine Walter Pyramid, 7:05 p.m., KVMD Aaron Nixon, whose 24-footer from in front of the UOP bench a split second before intermission banked in for 3 points and a 39-32 lead, finished with 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists to help his team improve to 20-7 overall and 10-2 in conference. The 49ers, hitting the 20-victory mark for the first time in seven years, return to the Walter Pyramid Thursday night to play UC Irvine in their final home game of the season. center_img “Aaron played a super game, Reynolds said. “He was the one factor that kept us in the lead. He hit some big shots for us, including that 3 at the end of the first half. That extended the lead for us and put pressure on them. “I just like the fact that we clinched the title. The guys have worked really hard. Just to have them be called champions is enough satisfaction for me. Forward Sterling Byrd add 16 points and nine rebounds for the 49ers, who won their fourth consecutive Big West road game. Byrd s biggest points came after a penetration and pass from Kevin Houston to him in the deep left corner, where he drilled a 3-pointer to push Long Beach s lead to 77-70 with 1:18 remaining. After Anthony Esparza s jumper from the left wing cut the Tigers deficit to five points five seconds later, Kejuan Johnson of the 49ers was fouled and hit one of two free throws with 47 seconds remaining. Michael White (26 points, 19 of those in the second half) missed a 3-pointer from the left corner and Nixon was fouled and sank his 31st and 32nd points to go for an eight-point lead with 28 seconds to go. Nixon scored 27 points when the 49ers beat the Tigers 92-64 in the Walter Pyramid a little more than three weeks ago. Getting eight consecutive points on a couple of Nixon 3 s and a fast-break dunk by Byrd, the 49ers pushed their lead to 54-41 and forced UOP Coach Bob Thomason to call time out just six minutes into the second half. Long Beach closes its regular season Saturday evening at UC Riverside. The Big West tournament gets under way on March 7 in the Anaheim Convention. But the 49ers, as the No. 1 seed, have a bye into the March 9 semifinals. 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

Spanish striker had manager’s blessing for Christmas night out

first_imgDiego Costa and his Chelsea team-mates had the full blessing of manager Jose Mourinho to go on their Christmas night out on Wednesday, Press Association Sport understands.Costa, who was unhappy at being an unused substitute in last Sunday’s goalless draw at Tottenham, was shown pictured leaving a nightclub along with Brazilians Ramires and Kenedy in the early hours of Thursday.The trio were pictured following a night out with the whole squad, which had the approval of Mourinho.And all players reported on time for training on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with Bournemouth.The Premier League champions enter this weekend’s fixtures in 14th place in the table, 12 points adrift of the top four.Mourinho played down any suggestion of a falling out with Costa after the draw at White Hart Lane, despite the striker appearing to throw his substitutes’ bib in his manager’s direction.“If he wants to hurt me, it’s not with a bib,” Mourinho said.“I have a good relationship with him, no problems.”Speculation of Chelsea signing a new striker in January and Costa nearing the end of his time at Stamford Bridge after 18 months has gathered pace, but Mourinho has consistently insisted relations between the pair are good. Costa was pictured leaving a nightclub along with Brazilians Ramires and Kenedy in the early hours of Thursday 1last_img read more

Council sets date for vote on Robles

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“My entire motivation is about the process,” she said at Wednesday night’s meeting. “I want to tighten the process, because it wasn’t done right.” Boos and catcalls from the audience peppered the five-hour meeting. At one point, Bagwell called a five-minute recess to quell the chaos. “This is a mean-spirited issue and we have a 3-2 vote on everything,” said Councilwoman Rosie Vasquez, who refused to follow Bagwell’s request to stop talking. “I don’t want to be a part of personal political fights. This is politically motivated. (Robles) has done a good job for this community, regardless of what some here say.” Addressing the panel, Robles noted Montebello’s policy of allowing commissioners to finish out their four-year terms before being reappointed or terminated. MONTEBELLO – After a stormy City Council meeting that ran past 1a.m. Thursday, members agreed to vote at their next meeting on whether to oust Planning Commissioner Chris Robles. In a 3-2 vote on a motion by Councilwoman Norma Lopez-Reid, the council is now set to vote on Robles’ removal at its next regular meeting Jan. 25, a move supported by the new council majority of Lopez-Reid, Jeff Secama and Mayor Bob Bagwell. “I truly believe it was done hastily and inappropriately,” Lopez-Reid said, referring to Robles’ Aug. 24 appointment to the Planning Commission. Since then, the new council majority – elected in November – has criticized the appointment, saying Robles submitted his application on the same day as the council meeting. His name did not appear on the agenda, leaving no opportunity for the public to comment on his appointment, Lopez-Reid and others have said. Robles was working on then-Mayor Bill Molinari’s re-election campaign when he was appointed to the Planning Commission. “I’ve gotten a lot of calls, mostly against setting this kind of precedent,” Robles said. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want 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

Governmental mess

first_imgRe: “With Miers out, Bush may seek another Roberts” (Oct. 28): I saw a Charlie Rose program on PBS last night where he interviewed one of the liberal Supreme Court justices. What a farce. Harriet Miers should feel good about not having to interface with that bunch. What a mess we have in this country. Bush has made a lot of wrong moves, Congress is fractured and impotent, and the judicial system is broken. At this moment in time we lack any useful government. This applies locally as well as nationally. The baby boomers should be ashamed about destroying America. I think a lot of them realize this situation, and are desperately trying to figure out how to fix things. Sion Colvin Woodland Hills Where to begin Re: “With Miers out, Bush may seek another Roberts” (Oct. 28): So with the forced resignation of Harriet Miers, should we be outraged that she didn’t get her up-or-down vote, or at the GOP for the hypocrisy of not walking their talk? Jesse Albert Los Angeles Give me a break Re: “Not a milestone” (Your Opinions, Oct. 27): This writer probably hasn’t been in the service. Our troops, regulars and reserves, are in Iraq because they were ordered. At the beginning they probably believed it was for all the right reasons until we all found out the administration lied to us. Why are their tours 18 months, rather than the six months? Why are recruitment numbers at an all-time low in all branches of the armed forces? Our troops spend more time in theater because we do not have the troops to rotate them and recruitment is down because many believe we went in under an administration’s lies. Patriots put their lives on the line every day. To ask them for political/personal agendas is downright wrong. Dennis Hinz Canoga Park Still a Marine Re: “Freedom?” (Your Opinions, Oct. 28): Well, James Galavich, first and foremost there is no such thing as an ex-Marine. As a Marine from 1954 to 1957, I am not as lean or mean but proud to say still a Marine. We do fight for freedom. Look around you and look at the freedom that we have. How do you think we came upon this freedom that we all have. By accident? God bless America and our troops. Joe Pinoy Lozano Mission Hills The consensus … OK, from what I can make out from the mail responses (and one phoned death sentence for treason, I’m a goner in six months) to my Oct. 4 Lynndie England opinion, the consensus is that torture isn’t torture when practiced by Americans on federal detainees suspected of doing bad things to America. Never mind what America did to them in the first place. Also, denying cigarettes, radios and magazines to convicted brutal criminals is on a par with torturing said detainees. Does this logic remind you of anyone? (Hint: The one who ordered our military to invade and kill 26-30 thousand people of another country who merely don’t like us.) I rest my case. Kathryn Durfee Agoura Vandals’ time again Halloween is about to arrive. With it the mini protection racket of Trick or Treat. An excuse for vandals and vandalism. Recently, I was the victim of someone (an adult, I believe) smashing windows and trying to destroy an expensive bike I had outside. All I got from the local law was laughter and to sign a vandalism report. Too bad we can’t have a group of Citizens Against Vandalism – and that includes graffiti, since the “law” seems to consider vandalism/graffiti some sort of joke. Edson Andre’ Johnson Sunland Scooter Libby I hope your paper has good coverage of this White House scandal because there’s no graver crime than misleading a country into war, and then covering it up. Bush’s people lied, and now over 2,000 Americans have died. John Zepeda Los Angeles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

DEFENCE FORCES EXERCISE SPARKS CHOPPER ALERT

first_imgEXERCISES in the Bluestacks Mountains by members of the Defence Forces have sparked a mayday alert.The Sligo 118 Rescue helicopter was scrambled over Lough Eske after reports of a flare in the area.There had been fears that someone on the lake was in difficulty in a boat. But when the Coast Guard helicopter arrived at the scene, it discovered the Defence Forces were carrying out an exercise in the area and had fired off flares.The chopper crew were also called to another false alarm after reports of smoke coming from a boat.However nothing was found and the crew were stood down.  DEFENCE FORCES EXERCISE SPARKS CHOPPER ALERT was last modified: August 17th, 2013 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:Bluestack mountainscoast guardDefence forcesLough EskeRESCUE 118last_img read more

YOUNG DONEGAL MAN DIES AFTER TAKING LEGAL HIGHS

first_imgA young Letterkenny man has died after taking legal highs.Tragic Jimmy GuichardFormer St Eunans player Jimmy Guichard, 20, suffered a heart attack and severe brain damage within hours of taking one of the herbal substances.His mother Karen Audino said he was found unconscious next to an empty plastic bag from controversial legal high shop UK Skunkworks. Jimmy moved to England just a few weeks ago to look after his dad who is suffering from cancer.Just 24 hours after taking the substance Karen held her ‘fit and healthy’ son in her arms after the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life-support machine.Jimmy was a member of the St Eunan’s team which won the minor hurling championship in 2011.The club this week passed on their sympathies to Jimmy’s family. Tragic Jimmy’s mother Karen is now demanding a change in the law on shops like UK Skunkworks – a campaign backed by two Tory MPs.Karen, 42, who has launched a Facebook campaign, said: ‘Jimmy was fit and healthy, even the doctors said his organs were perfect.‘I believe what he smoked caused this and I want those shops banned, so nobody else has to go through this pain.‘The first place he laid was in my arms, and it was the last place he was going to be.’She added: ‘I understand people are often quick to point blame and I’m not saying my son’s death is wholly the shop’s fault. ‘Jimmy bought the drug and would have known the risks – a young boy in our town died when his heart exploded in his chest after taking a legal high.‘But these are dangerous substances and selling them on the high street encourages people to try them.‘I know you can get it online but people, like Jimmy, are just after a quick fix.‘There’s no way he would have bothered to search online and pay for it and then wait for it to be delivered. It just wouldn’t have happened. ‘I just don’t want his death to be a waste, I hope it will help in proving what these legal highs can do and get the laws changed on selling them.’Jimmy, who had applied to join the Army, had recently moved from Donegal to Gravesend, Kent, to care for his cancer-stricken father Martin.He bought the legal high from UK Skunkworks shop in Chatham, Kent, on October 2 and was found collapsed on his bed just hours later.He regained consciousness after a heart attack but his brain swelled causing bleeding and severe brain damage.His mother, a fast food restaurant manager, dashed from Donegal to his bedside at Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, Kent.Jimmy passed away just before midnight on October 3.A post-mortem has been carried and his family are waiting for the results of the toxicology report.YOUNG DONEGAL MAN DIES AFTER TAKING LEGAL HIGHS was last modified: October 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:JIMMY GUICHARDLEGAL HIGHSSt Eunanslast_img read more

JASON HELPS OPEN NEW ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHARITY SHOP

first_imgJason Black had his hands full at Vincent’s, the charity clothes shop this evening which he officially opened for the St. Vincent De Paul at Lr. Main St in Letterkenny.He is pictured with area manager of St Vincent De Paul, Mary Ponsonby and a mother and daughter both called Evylnn Connaghan as they made the 1st donation after the official opening. Photo By Brian McDaid/ Cristeph Gallery   JASON HELPS OPEN NEW ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHARITY SHOP was last modified: April 25th, 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:charity shopJason BlackletterkennyST VINCENT DE PAULSVPlast_img read more

AAP announces CM candidate for M.P.

first_imgAam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced the name of his party’s chief ministerial candidate in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.“Alok Agrawal has studied at IIT. He could have gone to the U.S. if he wanted to. But after completing his studies, he chose to serve the people of the State. He is AAP chief ministerial candidate in Madhya Pradesh,” said Mr. Kejriwal while addressing a rally in Indore on Sunday.Mr. Agrawal, a former Narmada Bachao Andolan activist, joined the AAP ahead of the 2014 election. He was fielded as AAP candidate from the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat and received around 16,800 votes. The seat was, however, won by the BJP. The AAP is expected to contest all the 230 seats in M.P.last_img read more

Citizenship Bill will in no way cause harm to Assam and northeast, says PM Modi

first_imgAmid black-flag protests and boycott of his programmes in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Tripura, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday defended the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, but said it would not have any negative impact on the north-eastern States. He also said the Opposition was spreading rumours about the Bill.Virtually launching the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Sabha poll campaign by addressing a public rally at Amingaon near Guwahati, the Prime Minister said people with vested interests were misinterpreting the Bill that seeks to fast-track the process of citizenship for non-Muslims who have fled religious persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan and came to India till December 31, 2014.“The provisions of the Bill are such that the decision of granting citizenship can be taken only after necessary investigation and recommendation by the administration of a State. My government is fully committed to protecting the rights and interests of Assam,” he said.‘They’re not infiltrators’Mr. Modi said there is a need to differentiate between the people who infiltrate India “with the intention of capturing our resources” and those who are forced to come due to atrocities faced in their respective countries. “Citizenship Amendment Bill is not just linked to the northeast. There are many people in different parts of the country who have faith in India and who love Mother India. They have come here to save their lives,” he said.The Prime Minister insisted it was India’s obligation to protect the minorities who fled their countries because of religious persecution and let the entire country absorb them. “But some are spreading rumours,” he said, in obvious reference to the propaganda that 2 crore Bengali Hindus would migrate to Assam if the Bill was passed.While the local authorities had sanitised the rally venue to keep protesters at bay, various organisations burnt the Prime Minister’s effigy and demonstrated with black flags. Some youth also stripped outside the Assam Secretariat in protest.Unhappy alliesRecently, the regional Asom Gana Parishad had quit the BJP-led coalition in Assam over the Bill. Other allies in the northeast have threatened to pull out too. Some BJP leaders in the region have also opposed the Bill.Prior to the rally, the Prime Minister initiated and inaugurated projects worth ₹4,000 crore in Arunachal Pradesh where the Congress held a rally and released black balloons in protest.The projects included laying the foundation stone of Arunachal’s first civilian airport at Hollongi and a tunnel at Sela, a strategic snow-capped pass on the way to Tawang, and inaugurating a retrofitted airport at Tezu that was built 50 years ago but was not operational.last_img read more