DeRozan-Lowry duo takes Raps to 2nd round, with bench’s help

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC DeRozan: “He said both of us.” Lowry pointed a hand in his teammate’s direction, indicating DeRozan needed to reply, and instructed: “That’s how this works.” And then Lowry teased: “You don’t even remember the question.” DeRozan, with a grin, conceded: “No, I don’t.”As long as the DeRozan-Lowry duo works in harmony on the court — and gets plenty of help from a terrific bench unit, just as it did while No. 1 seed Toronto finished off Washington with a 102-92 road victory Friday night — the Raptors have a formula for success this postseason.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 crownBecause of those reserves, led by point guard Fred VanVleet, DeRozan and Lowry were able to spend plenty of time resting in the last game, neither playing more than 33½ minutes. They won’t be spent by the time they get to the Eastern Conference’s next round, which will come against either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Indiana Pacers.“It’s big, especially the dynamic of how we can do it,” DeRozan said. “He can have a big night. I can have a big night. And the nights that we don’t, we have a bench that can go out there and can win the game for us, as well. Any given night, whether it’s a closeout game or a Game 1, I think we’re just capable of showing so many different elements of how to win a game that we didn’t have last year.” Last season, the Raptors were swept in the second round by LeBron James and the Cavaliers. A season earlier, they also were knocked out by the Cavs, in six games in the East finals.Now Toronto has to wait a bit to find out if it’ll go up against LBJ and Co. for the third year in a row. Because Indiana won 121-87 on Friday, that series will head to a Game 7 at Cleveland on Sunday.Asked whether he preferred one possible opponent or the other, DeRozan gave a quick answer: “No.”He averaged a series-leading 26.7 points against the Wizards, and Lowry was second among the Raptors at 17.2, along with 8.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds.But what has to make them rather happy moving forward is what happened when they were on the sideline in Game 6. VanVleet, the backup point guard, finally saw extended action for the first time against the Wizards, after being out for all but three minutes because of an injured right shoulder.ADVERTISEMENT Finally healthy enough to play, VanVleet led the second unit capably at both ends of the floor, contributing five points, four assists and four rebounds, while playing pesky defense against All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal.“He is kind of the engine, the toughness,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said about VanVleet.In all, the bench outscored Washington’s reserves 21-6 and outrebounded them 15-3 in the second half, allowing the Raptors to finally win a road playoff game in which they trailed at halftime.Their record before Friday in such situations was 0-23.Knowing they can win on the road at all should be a confidence-builder as the playoffs continue.The Raptors already knew they had an elite bunch of reserves.Looking at teams that reached the playoffs, they tied for first during the regular season in bench scoring, averaging 41.8 points.“It’s been like that all year. It’s not going to be any different in the playoffs,” VanVleet said. “I thought our bench team had been good this series at home, and we just needed to put together a performance on the road.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ahanmisi no regrets with end-game plays in RoS win vs Alaska Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img MOST READ Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, left, talks with Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) after Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. The Raptors won 102-92, and won the series. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — As postgame questions go, it was relatively innocuous, and maybe because of that, and because it came at a news conference after the Toronto Raptors moved into the second round of the playoffs by eliminating the Washington Wizards in Game 6, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry were in a playful mood.So as Toronto’s pair of All-Star guards sat there, waiting for the other to talk, DeRozan eventually spoke up, not to respond, but to kid to his running mate: “You want me to answer everything.” To which Lowry retorted, referring to the reporter, “He didn’t say ‘Kyle.’”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

Mighty-PH relegated to battle for 3rd by hot-shooting Lebanese opponent

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Swimming siblings power Davao to Mindanao leg overall crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Al Riyadi collected 16 triples, six coming from Johnson, against only six for Mighty Sports, which was relegated to a battle for third against Homenetmen—a team it beat, 96-89, in the group stage.Regardless of the outcome, Mighty coach Charles Tiu and coteam owners Alex and Caesar Wongchuking already consider the team’s campaign here a success.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We played valiantly and gave our kababayans a real entertainment,” said Caesar Wongchuking. “Our target was to reach the semis and we did, but unfortunately, we fell short in our final bid.” Mighty Sports’ Juan Gomez de Liano tries to score against a Lebanese defender during their match Friday in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Patrick CastilloDubai, United Arab Emirates—Mighty Sports absorbed an 89-84 loss to Al Riyadi in their knockout semifinal duel late Friday in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship at Shabab Al Ahli Club here.Led by the hot-shooting duo of Wael Mazen Arajki and import Dominic Johnson, the Lebanese buried the Mighty Sports dribblers with a hail of 3-point shots to arrange an all-Lebanese final showdown.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Woman, car, takes a dive

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – An 82-year-old woman drove her car into her apartment’s swimming pool today and was pulled out of the water by her elderly husband, fire officials said. The woman, who was not immediately identified, was driving about 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of her residence at 6644 N. Glade Ave. when she mistook the gas pedal for the brake, said Brian Ballton, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. The four-door Geo crashed through a wrought-iron fence and into the shallow end of the swimming pool. The woman’s husband witnessed the crash and jumped in to rescue her, pulling the woman from the driver’s side window just as the car drifted into the deep-end, Ballton said. Firefighters arrived to find the couple sitting on the side of the pool. Neither were injured. “They were quite wet and very lucky,” Ballton said. last_img read more

Site C Construction schedule for July 11-24

first_imgVisit the project website: What to ExpectWhile this work takes place, local residents can expect the following:There will be truck traffic on public roads as construction crews mobilize, the hauling of rock and timber continues, and as modular camp units are transported to site. This will include increased industrial traffic on resource roads and public roads from Chetwynd leading to the site on the south bank.Some noise and vibration will result from the periodic blasting that is occurring in Wuthrich Quarry. Material hauling may occur at night.Some noise will occur in the vicinity of the dam site and along public roads as a result of the scheduled constructionactivities. BC Hydro will continue to monitor noise levels.Early morning and night shifts may be scheduled, as well as shifts on the weekends.For boater and worker safety, boats will need to stay clear of active in-river work areas. These areas are clearly identified with signage and markings.There will be minor traffic delays while upgrades are completed on 240 Road and Old Fort Road.Note: In BC Hydro’s technical documents, the north bank may be referred to as the left bank and the south bank may be referred to as the right bank.Learn MoreAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro and its contractors continue to work on the Site C dam.  Below is a the full schedule for the next two weeks.  Construction activities are expected to include construction of the south bank cofferdam, geotechnical instruments will be install and excavation will continue on the north and south banks.See the full schedule below.The following construction activities are scheduled to occur July 11 – July 24:- Advertisement -Dam site areaThe main civil works contractor will continue to mobilize crews and equipment. This will include the preparation of laydown and stockpile areas.Excavation will continue on the north (left) and south (right) banks.Drilling and installation of geotechnical instrumentation will occur on the south bank.Work will continue on the south bank drainage tunnel is expected to begin on the south bank cofferdam.Logging trucks will be hauling timber from the site.Security gates and guard buildings are being installed.Construction of the worker accommodation lodge and other buildings will continue.Roadwork will continue adjacent to the Peace River.Aggregate rock will be crushed on the south bank and foundations for the concrete batch plant will be constructed.The placement of riprap will continue along sections of the south bank shore.South bank access roads will be constructed. Road maintenance activities will continue on the south bank petroleum development roads.Work will continue to construct the temporary substation on the south bank and to construct distribution lines on the south bank to supply power from the temporary substation.Construction will continue on the new rail siding on the south bank.Preparation work may begin for the Moberly River Construction Bridge.Other work areasWork is expected to begin to construct the viewpoint on the north bank of the Peace River, above the dam site.Work will continue to extend an existing distribution line on Old Fort Road to a building at the entrance of Myca Pit.The main civil works contractor may mobilize to the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands.The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s contractor will continue working on 240 Road and Old Fort Road.BC Hydro’s contractor may begin work on 271 Road.Operations will continue in Wuthrich Quarry and trucks will haul material from the quarry to the dam site.Geotechnical investigations will continue along Highway 29 at Cache Creek/Bear Flat.Please note that all activities listed in this construction bulletin are based on the latest information in our construction plan and are subject to change.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThousands of people are set to throng The Diamond in Donegal Town tonight when the Donegal Minor and Senior teams return home.Jim McGuinness and Michael Murphy arriving in The Diamond in 2012 with the Sam Maguire cup.Both teams will get a huge welcome home despite being beaten in their respective All-Ireland Final games at Croke Park yesterday.Traffic arrangements are now being put in place for the homecoming. Declan Bonner’s minor team are due to arrive around 8pm while Jim McGuinness and his team are due to arrive around 8.30pm.The senior team will initially arrive in Pettigo at 6.45pm and stay until 7.30pm while the minors will arrive in Ballyshannon at 7.30pm and arrive in Donegal Town at 8pm.There will be live entertainment in The Diamond from around 7pm to entertain the crowds.In 2012, ecstatic crowds braved lashing rain to welcome home the All-Ireland champions and the Sam Maguire cup. But with the current dry weather spell of recent days, a huge crowd is expected in The Diamond.Ed Byrne, PRO of the Donegal County Board, said he hopes fans come out and support both teams whom he said had done remarkably well.He added that he hopes that the teams will arrive at The Diamond at the specified times.THOUSANDS EXPECTED IN THE DIAMOND FOR RETURN OF GALLANT DONEGAL TEAMS was last modified: September 22nd, 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:donegalHOMECOMINGJim McGuinnessTHE DIAMONDlast_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Tuesday, September 27th. Amy MOOREThe death has occurred of Amy Moore, Carren, Fanad. Removal from the Donegal Hospice on Wednesday afternoon, September 28th, at 1pm to the Church of Christ the Redeemer, Rosnakill for Funeral Service at 2pm, with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard. House private please, with neighbours and friends welcome. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Donegal Hospice. Brid GALLAGHER CORCORANThe death has occurred of Brid Gallagher Corcoran, Dunmore Lane, Falcarragh.Reposing at her late residence. Funeral Mass today, Tuesday, at 11am in St Finian’s Church, Falcarragh. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 10am. Rosary both nights at 9pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to the Donegal Alzheimer’s Society.  Hughie GALLAGHERThe death has occurred of Hughie Gallagher, Carnamaddy, Dunfanaghy.Reposing at his late residence. Funeral Mass in St Michael’s Church, Creeslough on Wednesday, Sept. 28th, at 4pm followed by burial in Doe Cemetery. Family time please from 11pm till 10am and on the morning of the funeral.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: September 27th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

Construction of Dunfanaghy Health Centre needed without further delay

first_imgNegotiations are underway to secure a contract for the building of the new Health Centre in Dunfanaghy. It is hoped that a commencement date will be confirmed by the HSE soon, as the current health centre in the village faces high demands.Construction of the new €2.5million health centre was due to begin in October 2018. Now, it has been confirmed that the HSE are working towards the completion of an agreement for a lease with the developers.  Once this is complete a commencement date can be agreed. The primary care centre will be a modern facility delivering GP, Primary Care, Dental and ambulance facilities for the area. It will replace the current centre, which served the community for many years.Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope says it is important that construction commences as soon as possible: “The health centre for Dunfanaghy is urgently required as the current centre can no longer function under the demands placed on it, therefore it is imperative that a new centre goes to construction stage without further delay. “I have on numerous occasions raised this matter with the HSE, Department of Health and the Minister, I will continue with my lobbying until we see actual construction commence, but I am satisfied we are nearing that point albeit, I admit it is taking longer than what was projected in a Government press release of October 2018, but it is important that the momentum is now maintained and we see this project over the line,” concluded Pat the Cope.  Construction of Dunfanaghy Health Centre needed without further delay was last modified: September 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Reuben Foster’s accuser says she falsely recanted DV allegations in Bay Area

first_imgIn a marked turnaround, Elissa Ennis now says she lied under oath in May to save Reuben Foster’s San Francisco 49ers career, and is standing by her latest claims of domestic violence against him.The latest revelation about alleged domestic violence involving Foster included Ennis’ claim that the 49ers tried to suppress her latest accusation, which led to his arrest and release from the team last month. Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said his office will not pursue perjury …last_img

Warriors Live: Get updates as Lillard, Blazers test Golden State Monday

first_imgScroll to the bottom of follow our live feed during the game.For probably the first time in about five years, the Warriors are coming off a feel-good defeat. Yes, times — as well as expectations — have changed for Golden State.The scrappy, young Warriors took a less than average Charlotte team to the end before losing 93-87 on Saturday night. The now 1-5 Warriors must deal with a much more explosive team … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

Bafana frenzy grips the nation

first_imgBafana Bafana has captured the heartsof South Africans. The nation is behind the boys. “Fevah, go Bafana,” that’s her message. ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandelahas also voiced her message of support.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• SafaMorio SanyaneCommunications director+27 82 990 0835• Local Organising CommitteeJermaine CraigMedia Manager+27 11 567 2010+27 83 201 0121Bongani NkosiVuvuzelas blared from the residential block of flats in Sunnyside, Pretoria’s lively, cosmopolitan suburb. South Africans hung out of their windows and burst from the corridors to celebrate and blow their favourite plastic trumpets. It was a short-lived moment, but one I had been expecting.South Africa’s national football squad Bafana Bafana was playing Denmark in a friendly match that day, 5 June, and I had decided to go loll at a park in nearby Troy Street – I was against the idea of being glued to a television screen.I knew the noise made by the throng of football fans in the area would be a pretty good indication of the score: I anticipated a spirited round of vuvuzela toots for every Bafana goal, and a collective sigh of “aaaaahs” if our opponent scored.I was kept in suspense for some time, but eventually I heard the eruption of noise. I knew very well our boys had scored a critical goal – the only one of the match. It came in the 76th minute from striker Katlego “Killer” Mphela.The celebrations went on for about three minutes at that stage, but the lasting sense of excitement came as the referee blew the final whistle. We had won.The vuvuzelas were out again, and the hubbub resonated throughout central Pretoria. Masses of young football fans, clad in their Bafana gear, celebrated the victory with their trumpets, song and dance. And cars whizzing past showed their support too, with mini South African flags attached to their roof tops.It’s scenes like these that show the pride in the 23-man national squad, which will play the opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in a few days’ time.“We’re very elated and excited about what see throughout the country every day. Scores of people are wearing the Bafana jersey,” the team’s media officer Matlhomola Morake said.“[South Africans] are giving us courage,” Morake added. “We’d like to thank them and hope that this support will continue throughout the World Cup.”Support for Bafana is streaming in through various channels countrywide, as fans’ good-luck wishes are publicised on television, radio, newspapers, online social network sites and mobile phones. “That’s ayoba,” my colleague, Lesego Madumo, would say.‘We’re behind you’A day before the Demark clash, friends Mzukisi Zuzile and Masanda Nomeva joined hundreds of other South Africans outside Luthuli House, the African National Congress’ (ANC) headquarters, in Johannesburg to show their confidence in Bafana Bafana. And they weren’t shy about where their allegiances lay: “We’ll support them up until the end of the World Cup. South Africans will stand by them,” Nomeva said.“Bafana Bafana must play their hearts out, knowing very well that the nation is behind them,” Zuzile added.The team has gone without a loss in its last 12 matches, making the craze well-deserved. Notable wins include the 5 June Denmark friendly and a 5-0 record defeat of Thailand a few days’ before.The group stage matches involving Bafana were sold out even before World Cup ticket collection centres were opened, another indication of strong belief in the national side.This also means that vuvuzelas will be out in full force. “We need the vuvuzela – it is our 12th man, and it will help us a lot,” Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said during his announcement of the final player selection on 1 June.The national team has been drawn into Group A to face Mexico, France and Uruguay. It’s been tipped to pick up at least six points, but must win the first clash against Mexico to achieve this, experts say.Promise of victoryPresident of the South African Football Association Kirsten Nematandani has promised the nation that Bafana will make it proud. He is confident that the team is well-prepared and ready to tackle the stiff competition.“The boys are ready … they will make us proud,” he said during the celebrations at Luthuli House.“Come the 11 June, Mexico won’t know what hit them.”South African politicians are showing they’re not immune to the Bafana frenzy either, with the ruling ANC and official opposition, the Democratic Alliance, both sending out messages of support.“Bafana, you carry the hopes and aspirations of all South Africans …” said ANC chairperson Baleka Mbethe, on behalf of her party. “We have complete confidence and trust in you.”Good dose of Madiba Magic President Jacob Zuma and Fifa head Sepp Blatter are among the legions of World Cup fans who are hoping that Nelson Mandela will make it to the tournament’s opening ceremony at Soccer City on 11 June.It’s still not entirely clear whether the frail, 91-year-old statesman will be there, but Zuma has said it will be a bonus if he is.“We have hope that Mandela will be there,” said Mbethe.Mandela’s presence will undoubtedly give Bafana Bafana a good dose of “Madiba Magic” ­– a term coined during the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, when the then-president donned a replica of the captain’s jersey to spread national pride and show his support for the host team.He did the same during the African Cup of Nations a year later, and many say this helped inspire the South Africans to win both tournaments. In recent years South Africans have increasingly used Madiba, Mandela’s clan name, as a fond term of reference.The Bafana World Cup squad was introduced to their former president on 3 June at a gathering at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg. On this day too, Mandela chose to wear the captain’s jersey.last_img read more