TORONTO (AP):DeMar DeRozan matched his season high with 38 points and added 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 112-104 in overtime on Saturday night.Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 16 points for the Raptors, who secured the season series against the Heat for the second straight season, as well as a potential play-off tiebreaker should they finish with the same record.Joe Johnson had 28 points while Luol Deng added 20 for the Heat, which had Dwyane Wade on the sidelines with an injured thigh.Deng tied it at 97 on a three-pointer from the corner with 3.1 seconds remaining in regulation and DeRozan’s jumper before the buzzer went in and out.In overtime, the teams traded scores until five straight trips to the free throw line, four for DeRozan and one for Bismack Biyombo, allowed the Raptors to score seven unanswered points to take a 109-101 lead with 42 seconds to play.Johnson’s three-pointer closed the gap to six points, but a pair of free throws from Cory Joseph allowed Toronto to close out the game.Stephen Curry scored 15 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a nine-point deficit over the final 12 minutes to beat the Phoenix Suns 123-116.Curry, who spent most of the third quarter on the bench in foul trouble, made three of his seven three-pointers in the fourth, including two as part of an 18-8 run to close out the game.The NBA’s reigning MVP capped his night with a behind-the-back pass to Shaun Livingston for a layup that helped extend the Warriors’ record home winning streak to 48 games.Golden State (59-6) also stayed one game ahead of the pace of the 1995-96 Bulls, who set an NBA record with 72 wins.Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-85 for their 41st straight home victory, the third-longest streak in NBA history.Only Golden State with their current 48 and the Chicago teams that won 44 straight in 1995-96 had longer streaks.LaMarcus Aldridge added 24 points and Tim Duncan had 11 for San Antonio. Kevin Durant had 28 points for the Thunder.Jusuf Nurkic scored all of his season-high 17 points in the second half and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 116-100.Gary Harris, D.J. Augustin and Darrell Arthur also scored 17 points and Will Barton finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. The Nuggets outscored Washington 41-17 in the final 12 minutes to win their fourth straight.John Wall had 19 points and 11 assists and Otto Porter scored 21 points for the Wizards.Elsewhere, the Milwaukee Bucks topped the New Orleans Pelicans 103-92, the Atlanta Hawks downed the Memphis Grizzlies 95-83, the Detroit Pistons used a big second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 125-111, and the Charlotte Hornets had a 125-109 win over the Houston Rockets.
Table Tennis Jamaica (TTJ) President Godfrey Lothian has made a call for greater support from corporate entities, following the country’s third-place finish in Division Three at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Perfect World Team Champion-ships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recently, which also saw the Jamaicans jumping from Division Five to their current status in three years.In 2014, in Japan, the Jamaica team of Michael Hyatt, Kane Watson, Simon Tomlinson and Chris Marsh swept all before them to take the Division Five crown.Starting out at Division Four this time around, the Jamaicans won all their four group matches, before moving on to the quarter-finals where they defeated the United Arab Emirates 3-0.In the semi-finals, the Jamaicans lost to Pakistan.TOO HOT FORPANAMAHowever, the Caribbean team was too much for Panama in the bronze-medal match, as they beat the Central Americans 3-0 to claim third spot and a place in Division Three for the next championship.”In three years, we have moved up two divisions. We have moved from fifth to fourth to third [division], and that is unprecedented. So things are happening in table tennis, and we should be rewarded with some strong support,” Lothian commented.”We see that we can have success in the sport. This [sport] is not just for Asian and European countries. Countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, in particular, Jamaica, can have success, but we need corporate Jamaica to see table tennis as a sport they can invest in.”They (corporate community) need to see it as a sport that can draw large support as it can be played any and everywhere. We also have a lot of new activities coming on board that we just want support for,” he continued.Lothian was also full of praise for the country’s representatives – Hyatt, Watson and Mark Phillips – who won the bronze at the championship, and noted that there were many more youngsters on the rise.”I am elated! This is great because success has been achieved, so we are overwhelmed,” beamed Lothian.”They (players) really did Jamaica proud. We have other youngsters coming up, so we have a face now of five, six players, so things are looking good for table tennis,” he added.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Creamline turns back Pocari-Air Force, forces semis rubber match In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Just eight teams remain from the 32 who started the World Cup in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial France: After cruising through the group stage in underwhelming fashion, France kicked through the gears thanks to Kylian Mbappe’s blistering pace to blow Argentina away in a 4-3 World Cup classic in the last 16.A very different task awaits in breaking through Uruguay’s brick wall of a defense that will not allow Mbappe the same space to exploit. But as legs start to tire in the latter stages, France’s strength in depth could start to make the difference.Brazil vs Belgium Brazil: Along with Uruguay, Brazil share the best defensive record, having conceded just once in four games so far and are slowly starting to hit their stride at the other end of the field too as Neymar struck his second goal of the tournament in the last 16.After a disappointing 1-1 draw against Switzerland, 2-0 wins over Costa Rica, Serbia and Mexico have taken Brazil into a seventh straight quarter-final and they remain the favorites to erase the scars of a humiliating 7-1 semi-final thrashing at the hands of Germany four years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Russia: The hosts have delighted their public by surpassing all expectations to make it to the last eight thanks to a stunning penalty shootout elimination of 2010 winners Spain.Russian players were on their knees in exhaustion after defending for 120 minutes in Moscow with just 26 percent possession and they must now summon another huge physical effort, with Croatia expected to dominate the ball once more.Croatia: Arguably the outstanding performers of the group stage, Croatia were made to suffer to make it past Denmark on penalties.Luck often has not accompanied Croatia in the knockout stages after bright tournament starts, but having bounced back from the blow of Luka Modric’s missed penalty four minutes before the end of extra-time in the last 16, the time for a highly talented generation may have come.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 AFP Sport looks how each side are placed ahead of the quarter-finals on Friday and Saturday.Uruguay vs FranceFEATURED 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 crownUruguay: One of only two teams to win all four games so far, Uruguay boast one of the meanest defenses in Russia marshaled by talismanic captain Diego Godin, and a lethal strikeforce in Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.Cavani’s fitness is the big concern ahead of Friday’s meeting. The Paris Saint-Germain striker limped off with a calf injury after scoring twice to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal’s World Cup dreams in the last 16. 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 Belgium: Belgium will be the true test of how good the Brazilian back line is in Kazan on Friday, but coach Roberto Martinez has some big decisions to make after a stunning comeback from 2-0 down in the final 21 minutes avoided a shock exit to Japan in the last 16.Japan picked the holes in Martinez’s attack-minded 3-4-2-1 system and the Red Devils had to rely on their superior physical power in the latter stages with Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini heading home before Nacer Chadli completing the comeback at the end of a stunning counter-attack.Martinez must now find the right balance to harness the best from Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku without leaving Belgium exposed.Sweden vs EnglandSweden: They are not the prettiest side, but Sweden are extremely effective and happy to play the role of underdog, having seen off the Netherlands and Italy in qualifying and Germany in the group stages.Their run to the last eight for the first time since 1994 has been built on three clean sheets in four games, but while hard to break down, they lack a potent force up front.England: Freed from the curse of the penalty shootout after they beat Colombia from the spot, England will be favorites to reach a first World Cup semi-final since 1990.For 92 minutes in Moscow, the Three Lions kept their cool as Colombia lost theirs and played with a patience in possession rarely seen by England sides in recent years.Yerry Mina’s stoppage-time header threatened to change all that, but a first World Cup win on penalties in four attempts gives Gareth Southgate’s men reason to believe this time really will be different.Russia vs Croatia Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ
– awaiting feasibility study for Ogle bypass roadWith the arrival of the New Year, there have been some concerns expressed about various public infrastructure works. According to a senior official in the Public Infrastructure Ministry, these projects are in varying stages of completion.In an interview with Guyana Times, Work Services Group Head Geoffrey Vaughn gave an update on the four-lane East Coast expansion as he noted that works are still concentrated on the four-lane expansion from Better Hope to Annandale“We are now trying to complete the first phase, which is between Better Hope and Annandale,” Vaughn noted.The US$50.2 million East Coast road expansion project has two components. One features a four-lane expansion of the road from Better Hope to Annandale and the other caters for an upgrade to the existing two-lane road from Annandale to Belfield.Guyana had received a US$45.3 million concessional loan from the China EXIM (Export-Import) Bank to finance the road project, and that agreement was signed in January last year.Initially, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government had tried to secure financing for the road expansion project, but the money was not readily available.Hence, the then administration decided to use local funds for preliminary works while it awaited the release of funds from the Chinese to complete the works. The preliminary works for the four-lane upgrade were completed at the end of 2014.With the China EXIM Bank putting up most of the finances for the road expansion, Guyana had awarded the contract to China Railway First Group for some US$42.7 million. The Chinese construction company reportedly put in the lowest bid of US$46.994 million. The PPP/C Administration had stated that it is saving some $2.8 billion by giving the contract to China Railway First Group.Upon completion of the widening and improvement of the East Coast Demerara Highway, citizens travelling along the East Coast will benefit from reduced travel time and less traffic congestion. Apart from the road being expanded, the project includes improved drainage for the East Coast, which is usually susceptible to floods.Ogle bypassMeanwhile, there is another project that will have a profound effect on Guyana’s infrastructure. This is the Ogle Bypass road, which when completed will connect the East Coast directly with the East Bank.Vaughn spoke on this project as well and noted that the feasibility study is due in March. According to Vaughn, all preparations for the construction phase will follow once that is completed.“The Ogle bypass road, the Ministry at this present time is awaiting the final copy of the Feasibility study… and design. That should be in by March,” the WSG head informed this publication.When he presented the budget last year, Finance Minister Winston Jordan revealed that the projected cost of the East Coast/East Bank road linkage project (Ogle bypass) had jumped from US$50 million to US$120 million. He noted that Government will approach its bilateral partner, in this case the Export-Import Bank of India, for more funds.This EBD-ECD bypass project is expected to be 26 kilometres of road constructed, linking two of the country’s main thoroughfares. This new road link will also be connected to key communities in Georgetown and along the East Bank of Demerara. Those include Diamond, Mocha, Eccles – all on the East Bank – and Aubrey Barker Road in Georgetown.
Playing conditions for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have undergone two significant changes ahead of August 8 when the summer’s Biggest Party bowls off.The opening game will see current champions Trinbago Knight Riders taking on St Lucia Stars. In the event of a tie between the two teams, there will be a Super Over as in previous seasons. In the past, the team that had batted second in the match would automatically bat first in the Super Over. This year, there will be another coin toss to decide which team will bat first in the Super Over.There is also a change in the penalties that will be applied to teams that do not complete their overs within the allotted time. Each side has 85 minutes, plus any additional time that the umpires have deemed appropriate due to delays in play, to complete their overs.If teams fail to bowl their overs within the allotted time, they will be given a Net Run Rate penalty as outlined below:a. One (1) over down – Penalty of 0.05 deduction from their NRRb. Each additional over down – Penalty of 0.10 deduction from their NRRHero CPL Tournament Operations Director Michael Hall said: “We work hard each year to ensure that playing conditions are making the competition as fair as possible while also keeping the spectators and viewers at home entertained. We feel both of these changes will help with both of these goals.”
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The arbitration panel of Howard Block, Stephen Goldberg and Elliott Shriftman made the decision. Cabrera received the third-highest salary in arbitration, trailing only the $10 million Alfonso Soriano earned after losing to Washington last year and the $8.2 million Andruw Jones got when he defeated Atlanta in 2001. PHOENIX – Miguel Cabrera became the first player to win in salary arbitration this year when the Florida Marlins’ all-star third baseman was awarded a $7.4 million salary on Saturday instead of the team’s offer of $6.7 million. Cabrera made $472,000 last year and was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He was second in the NL last season with a .339 batting average, and he had 26 homers and 114 RBIs. Owners had been 4-0 in arbitration this year, with the Dodgers’ Joe Beimel, Florida’s Kevin Gregg, Washington’s John Patterson and Tampa Bay’s Josh Paul all losing.
1 Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri has confirmed that he expects to stay at Bayern Munich this summer.The Swiss star was strongly linked with a move to Anfield this summer, with several other clubs – including Serie A champions Juventus – also interested following an impressive World Cup campaign.However, the 22-year-old has now confirmed that he expects to stay with Bayern.“I am a player of Bayern Munich as I am under contract with the club. Basically, I believe I will be staying on at Bayern Munich,” Shaqiri told Bild.“But as long as the transfer window is open, anything could happen in the very end.” Bayern Munich forward Xherdan Shaqiri
Slimmer Liam is enjoying a lighter lifeA DONEGAL Man United supporter shed an astonishing 7½ stone – and can now fit into a Red Devils jersey he wore 21 years ago!Liam Skelly, a coach with Moville Ladies GAA team, certainly showed he’s got Sam willpower when it comes to battling the bulge.And as hundreds of people across Donegal get involved in TV’s Operation Transformation, Liam has shown what you can do when the weight becomes just too much. Liam is pictured above as he is now – proudly holding the Sam Maguire.And below he is pictured when he weighed 24-stone.He says he did it for his wife Kaye and their children Pádhraic (12) and twins Clodagh and Niamh (11) – after several trips to Slimming World.“The pounds piled on over the years,” he said. “I had really bad eating habits, eating entire loaves of bread along with loads of junk food like chocolate and sausage rolls.“I started to eat more healthily. I hate the gym so started walking instead and do around six kms every day, with a few more at the weekends.“Now I can fit back into a Man Utd top I last wore in 1993 at the age of 22. I can also fit into my 1992 Donegal jersey which is brilliant.”He even finds it easier when he goes on trips to Old Trafford. The airline seatbelts didn’t fit him a year ago; now he’s got plenty of room.“I love that 1993 jersey. It’s my favourite,” he said. And he’ll be wearing it when United take on rivals Liverpool today.Liam weighed 24 stone before starting his new healthier lifestyleWhen Jim got to meet Liam – Croke Park just after the final whistle in the All-Ireland final! And wearing his 92 jerseyHOW DONEGAL DAD LIAM SHED 7-STONE IN HIS OWN OPERATION TRANSFORMATION was last modified: January 13th, 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:HOW DONEGAL DAD LIAM SHED 7-STONE IN HIS OWN OPERATION TRANSFORMATIONLiverpool FCMan UtdMoville GAA
The trial of a Co Donegal man involved in one of Ireland’s most high-profile dangerous driving cases is scheduled to be heard today.Shaun Kelly, who is charged with causing the deaths of eight people, has been adjourned a number of times.Judge John O’Hagan has already expressed his “considerable disappointment” that the case has not gone ahead already. All eight people, including seven of Kelly’s friends, were killed following a crash outside Clonmany in July, 2010.Judge John O’Hagan had ordered the trial of Shaun Kelly to go ahead after a number of previous adjournments on February 4th.However at the latest sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court two months ago before Judge Keenan Johnson, the court was told the trial was still not ready to go ahead.The crash killed eight peopleA number of family members of those killed in the crash have consistently turned up for the case.Defence barrister Peter Nolan told the court at the last sitting that Kelly, 24, was not fit to plead.He told the court that a psychological report had been made which he had just sent to the state barrister.Judge Johnson adjourned the case until today with peremptory against the accused.Judge John O’Hagan said later that he is determined that the case go ahead at the current sitting of the circuit court which starts today.He said he was considerably disappointed that his colleague, Judge Johnson, was constrained from allowing the case to go ahead.“I cannot emphasise strongly enough how anxious I am that it must proceed. This is a case that should go on,” he said.The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22)of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.CASE AGAINST MAN CHARGED IN INISHOWEN CRASH SCHEDULED FOR HEARING was last modified: April 1st, 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:buncranacourtcrashdonegalInishowenJUdge John O’HaganShaun Kelly
Vipers are now only 4 points behind KCCA FC (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Vipers SC 3-0 Bright StarsSt. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeFriday, 22-02-2019KITENDE – Vipers maintained their title charge with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bright Stars.In the only StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played on Friday, Steven Mukwala, Tito Okello and Halid Lwaliwa, were all on the score-sheet for the Venoms.Vipers who came into the game knowing that KCCA had dropped points on Thursday, started strongly in search of an early goal.They did not have to wait for so long as they took the lead through 20 year old, Steven Mukwala on 6 minutes. Aziz Kayondo who continues to deputize for the out of form Yayo Lutimba, played a neat one two with Tito Okello and the young left-back played in Mukwala for a simple tap in.After the early goal, the Venoms looked to have settled down and started dominating possession in the middle.On 16 minutes, Tom Matsiko who has struggled to tie down a starting place at Vipers, tried his luck from distance but ended up making a mess of his attempt, shooting wide just wide.The first booking of the game was shown to Bright Stars’s Aggrey Kirya for tagging, back Kayondo.Bright Stars who had struggled to create anything meaningful since the start of the game finally found themselves in front of Vipers’ goal but Alfred Onek who had made a brilliant run behind the Venom’s back line, decided to square the ball instead of shooting at goal and Vipers pounced onto it. After a poor clearance, Nelson Ssenkatuka could only blaze over from inside the area.Moments later, Brian Enzema tried his luck from 25 yards but could not trouble Fabian Mutombora in the Venoms goal as the ball went out for a goal-kick.Onek became the second player to be booked for a clumsy foul on Kayondo.The Bright Stars players looked to be frustrated by the way things had moved in the first half and had Brian Enzema booked for tripping Tadeo Lwanga from just outside the area. The resultant free-kick by Matsiko was saved comfortably by Benson Wagima.Vipers were in control of proceedings by the sound of the halftime whistle, leading 1-0.Three minutes into the second half, Tito doubled Vipers lead. The lanky striker rose highest to nod in Matsiko’s well weight free-kick from the left to put Vipers 2-0 up.In response, Bright Stars made a double substitution with John Opejo and Moses Okot replacing Onek and Samuel Ssekito respectively.Four minutes to the hour mark, Rahmat Ssenfuka replaced Karim Niyigizimana as Vipers made their first change.Bright Stars made their last substitution on 64 minutes with Henry Kiwanuka coming on for Augustine Kacuncu.Vipers could have tripled their lead moments later but Innocent Wafula could not beat Wagima in a one on one situation after he was played in expertly by Matsiko. Mukwala headed wide the rebound but was judged to have been in an offside position anyways.With 17 minutes to play, Vipers finally found their third through defender Halid Lwaliwa who headed in another Matsiko free-kick for his second goal of the season.Moments later, Vipers made a second change with Abraham Ndugwa replacing Tito.Eleven minutes from time, Hamis Diego Kizza came on for another goal-scorer, Mukwala as Vipers made their last substitution.On 83 minutes, three could have easily became four only for Wafula to head over a Ndugwa cross, while un-marked in the area.With the game approaching its climax, Ibrahim Tembo became the first Venom to be booked, following a bad foul on Ssenkatuka just past the center line.In the end, Vipers won the game 3-0 with Bright Stars looking dejected for the entire 90 minutes.The three points see Vipers close the gap between themselves and leaders KCCA to only 4 points.The Venoms have now accumulated 41 points from their first 20 games.For Bright Stars, they remain 10th on the log with 24 points and have now gone 11 games minus victory in the League. Their last win was at the start of December in a 1-0 victory over Paidha Black Angels.Comments Tags: bright stars fcHalid lwaliwaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguesteven mukwalaTito Okellotopvipers sc