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Harden scores 34 as Rockets hold off Timberwolves

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Timberwolves: All-Star Jimmy Butler, who hurt his knee in the last matchup with Houston on Feb. 23, spoke to reporters before the game for the first time since the injury and said he’s targeting a return before the end of the regular season. He had meniscus surgery on Feb. 25, with an initial recovery timetable of four to six weeks. … Towns had 18 rebounds and notched his league-leading 59th double-double of the season. … Crawford had his fourth 20-point game of the season.UP NEXT:Rockets: at Portland on Tuesday night.Timberwolves: against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Houston Rockets James Harden (13) celebrates with teammate Trevor Ariza (1) after hitting a three-point shot against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Rockets defeated the Timberwolves 129-120. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)MINNEAPOLIS — For the Houston Rockets, finally facing a challenge from Minnesota and a hostile crowd on the road was a good test to prepare for the postseason.The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are left holding on for dear life in a tightening playoff race.ADVERTISEMENT The game was seemingly over by halftime. Houston shot 63 percent, hit 11 3-pointers and led by as many as 24 in the first half while turning the ball over only three times. Harden had 10 assists in the first half, when the Wolves were as close as three before Houston reeled off a 12-0 run and didn’t allow Minnesota to recover.Minnesota’s 19-6 run made it 115-110 with 3:58 to play before Trevor Ariza hit a 3, and the Rockets were able to answer every Wolves bucket to hold off the rally.“We’ve got a team that’s fighting for positioning in the playoffs, and they’re going to come back and they’re going to make a run,” Harden said. “We just held our composure and closed the game out.”WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVEThe Wolves got a burst of energy after a fourth-quarter scuffle between Gorgui Dieng, Paul and Gerald Green. Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul. With the pumped-up crowd chanting “Gor-Gui!” Derrick Rose had back-to-back layups to pull the Wolves to 109-102. But Paul hit a jumper with Crawford in his face, and Harden easily drove past Dieng for a layup to give the Rockets some breathing room.Dieng said Paul gave him a cheap shot. Green, though, sounded contrite. “I learned my lesson, got ejected, try not to get that again and hopefully we’re going to move forward from this,” Green said.ROSE GETS COMFORTABLERose had his best performance since joining the Wolves on March 8. He finished with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting in 19 minutes, and was matched up against Harden in the fourth. “He’s got to keep doing what he’s doing,” Thibodeau said.TIP INSRockets: It wasn’t Houston’s first 70-point half against the Wolves this season. The Rockets scored 72 in the second half during last month’s win in Minneapolis. … Capela had 12 rebounds for his 36th double-double of the season and Harden had his 27th. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “We get a little stagnant here and there, but we’re figuring it out,” Paul said. “We haven’t played too many close games all season long, so down the stretch we need that stuff.”If these two teams do end up facing each other in the first round, the Wolves will need a much more consistent effort.“We put ourselves in too big of a hole, you can’t do that,” said coach Tom Thibodeau, who bemoaned his team’s lack of intensity in the first half. “With where we are right now, the fight has to be greater.”Jeff Teague led Minnesota with 23 points, Andrew Wiggins had 21, and Karl-Anthony Towns and Jamal Crawford each added 20.“I know for me personally, I don’t look at it every day because it’s going to change 10 more times before the season is over with, and you’ll drive yourself crazy,” Crawford said of the playoff standings. “Especially when you can kind of control your own destiny. If you do what you have to do, you don’t have to worry about what everyone else is doing.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery James Harden had 34 points and 12 assists and helped the Rockets fend off a fourth-quarter rally and beat the Timberwolves 129-120 on Sunday night. The win was Houston’s 26th in 28 games, and it dropped Minnesota into the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference.Houston led by as many as 25 before the Wolves, who started the day in a three-way tie for the West’s fifth spot, pulled within five in the fourth. Harden had 11 points in the final 6:34, including a 3-pointer with 58 seconds left that effectively secured the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s good for us, man,” Harden said. “We needed it. We needed to be in games like that. Obviously, having a big lead and losing it, we can’t let it happen, but if it does we’ve got to make sure we can keep our composure and get a good shot every time.”Just another day for the West’s top team, which also got 16 points apiece from Chris Paul and Clint Capela. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Comeback for the ages: Nevada tops Cincinnati in NCAA Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino 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 awardlast_img read more

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NBA looking into circumstances of Patrick McCaw signing

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Season of change Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard McCaw played three games with the Cavs, who waived him Sunday and did so before his contract would have been guaranteed for the remainder of this season. McCaw cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.McCaw averaged 4.0 points in 128 regular-season appearances with the Warriors in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. He scored five points in the three appearances with the Cavaliers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The New York Times first reported that the NBA was reviewing the matter. It’s unclear how long the NBA’s review will take, or what — if anything — the Warriors are seeking.The Warriors held McCaw’s rights as a restricted free agent, then elected not to match the two-year, $6 million offer sheet that he signed with the Cavaliers on Dec. 28 — with the potential luxury tax ramifications among the many reasons that factored into their thinking.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSpeaking Tuesday before Golden State’s game with New York, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he wasn’t aware that his team was involved in the review of the McCaw matter.“I’ve got enough to worry about,” Kerr said, before adding, “The whole thing was kind of strange. I don’t know that there’s been a totally non-guaranteed offer sheet before.” LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan votingcenter_img Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Patrick McCaw dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee. McCaw is practicing with the Cavaliers, who signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last week. McCaw officially joined the Cavaliers’ roster on Monday, Dec. 31 after Golden State decided not to match Cleveland’s offer. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)The NBA is looking into the circumstances surrounding Patrick McCaw’s short-lived stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers.A person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday that the league has opened a review at the request of the Golden State Warriors, the team that McCaw had spent the previous two seasons with. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no details of the probe have been revealed publicly.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN View commentslast_img read more

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Avalanche risk for the North Rockies this weekend

first_imgOfficials from the Canadian Avalanche Centre are advising residents not to travel into the backcountry this week. Forecasters predict there will be a considerable risk of avalanches in the North Rockies area. The centre issued a bulletin on Friday, which forecasts a moderate risk at the Alpine level, and a considerable risk at and below the tree-line.- Advertisement -The centre claims for the first time this season, there’s weak layer that is buried 50-60cm and is mostly a problem at the tree-line. The forecast warm temperatures with some precipitation could make this layer very reactive to light loads, and easy for travelers to trigger an avalanche. If you choose to venture into the mountains this weekend, be prepared and look for the avalanche warning signs. Advertisement Last year in B.C., avalanches claimed 24 lives, including eight snowmobilers in one incident near Fernie.last_img read more

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RCMP searching for stolen generators

first_imgThe stolen items have been valued at approximately $2,500. Local RCMP was unable to locate the individual or individuals responsible and as of now there are no suspects or witnesses. Authorities are requesting the general public’s assistance in helping identify those responsible. Anyone with any information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

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New retailers, restaurants announced for Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Those hoping for more shopping and restaurant options in Fort St. John are in luck, with the announcement of retailers and restaurants slated to open up later this year.Burger King just had it’s much-anticipated opening, and the Gateway Plaza has announced the other stores in their line up.An Esso and Home2 Hilton Hotel were confirmed to join Burger King last summer, but now the Plaza’s Facebook page has revealed what other businesses will be opening up shop.- Advertisement -The post says Supplement King, Pita Pit and a women’s shopping retailer will be opening soon, or this fall. The identity of the women’s retailer will be revealed soon, according to the page.Elsewhere in town, three businesses will be opening their doors later in the year, with Browns Socialhouse being closest to completion. Reflex Supplements will also be opening up, along with a Papa John’s Pizza, in PC Plaza.last_img read more

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Sh58.2bn Qatar World Cup stadium opens to fanfare

first_img0Shares0000Fireworks and performance ahead of the maiden match staged at Qatar’s World Cup 2022-hosting Al-Wakrah stadium © AFP / Karim JAAFARAL WAKRAH, Qatar, May 16 – Qatar inaugurated its first purpose-built stadium for the 2022 World Cup on Thursday, staging a prestigious domestic cup final in the Sh58.2bn ($575 million), 40,000-capacity Al-Wakrah venue.The ground, designed by late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid and located in a coastal town south of Doha, erupted into cheers as Emir Cup finalists Al-Sadd and Al-Duhail ran onto the pitch. There were some traffic jams and tight security checks as the ground, which was nearly full for the prestigious fixture, began to fill ahead of kick-off.“I’ve travelled the world and I’ve been to stadiums in different cities including the UK,” said Yousef al-Jaber, a 35-year-old oil company research director from Doha.“Finally I was able to go to one in Qatar that is world-class,” added the Chelsea fan who watched the game with his wife and two sons.“It’s a one of a kind, it’s a futuristic design. Al-Wakrah is a coastal city and the architecture is inspired by that.”Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani tweeted on his verified account ahead of kick-off that the ground’s name would be changed to “Al Janoub stadium” meaning “stadium of the south”.The venue’s distinctive retractable roof — meant to resemble the sails of a traditional dhow fishing boat — is made of 1,400 pieces and was shipped to Qatar from Italy.It was plunged into darkness for the pre-match show and performers assembled around a giant illuminated inflatable pearl on the centre of the manicured pitch.– ‘It is worth it’ –A video describing the Gulf nation’s history as a pearling station played on the ground’s two big screens.The pearl then slowly transformed into a representation of the Emir Cup trophy before a 150-strong marching band serenaded the stadium.Former Dutch international Ruud Gullit, who attended the ground’s maiden game, called it “a beautiful stadium”.“You go on the pitch and you want to play,” said the former captain of the Netherlands side that won the European Championship in 1988. “The design is fantastic, and of course there’s the air conditioning.”Asked about the stadium’s $575 million price tag, spectator Sunil Moorkanat, 52, said “it is worth it”.“It’s the whole infrastructure you have to look at. The ambience is fantastic and all the amenities,” added the engineer from India who has been living in Qatar for six years.Officials had promised that the stadium would be “one of the loudest stadiums” in the world because of its design.Groups of fans, many of whom wore pristine white Qatari thobes, drummed and sang as Al-Sadd held Al-Duhail to a tense 1-1 stalemate at half-time.Of the eight stadiums Qatar is building or refurbishing for 2022, Khalifa International was already open and will host this year’s World Athletics Championships.Al-Wakrah, 15 kilometres south of the capital Doha, will be used in the World Cup for fixtures up to and including quarter-finals.Its capacity will be reduced to 20,000 after the global soccer spectacle.The stadium was one of Hadid’s last major designs before her death in March 2016, aged 65.“Hadid would have loved to be here — but her spirit is,” added Al-Jaber, the spectator.The project has not been without controversy and Hadid took successful legal action after it was claimed she did not care about the rights of workers involved in its construction.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Southampton appeal Mane red card against Stoke

first_img Sadio Mane is sent off by referee Lee Mason 1 Southampton have appealed against the red card shown to Sadio Mane during Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League victory at Stoke.The Saints forward was sent off by referee Lee Mason in the closing stages after an accidental mid-air clash with Erik Pieters.Mane was given a straight red card after appearing to catch the Potters defender with his elbow having mistimed a jump to challenge for the ball.The decision appeared harsh, particularly given Mane kept his eyes on the ball.Manager Ronald Koeman indicated the club’s intention to appeal after the game, and now the club have confirmed they have alunched an appeal to overturn his subsequent match ban.“Southampton FC can confirm we have lodged an appeal against the red card shown to Sadio Mane at Stoke on Saturday,” the club tweeted on Monday.Southampton were also unfortunate when Mason denied Dusan Tadic what appeared a penalty following a challenge from Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.A Football Association spokesman said Mane’s appeal will be heard on Tuesday afternoon.Mane’s red card was the Saints’ sixth of the season, the highest total for any Premier League team.last_img read more

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Man United report: Red Devils target Fabinho has NOT agreed Atletico Madrid move

first_img1 Manchester United target Fabinho Monaco have played down speculation Manchester United target Fabinho is on the verge of joining Atletico Madrid.Reports had emerged that Atletico have agreed a deal with Monaco for Fabinho, with the 23-year-old Brazil international ready to move to Spain in January.While both clubs remain in negotiations, it has been claimed that the Ligue 1 champions are yet to reach any agreement with the Spanish giants for the sale of the midfielder.According to L’Equipe, negotiations are ongoing and Monaco have indeed received a bid worth £40million from Atletico – but there is still some way to go before an agreement can be reached.Monaco are hopeful of keeping the Brazilian at the club for the start of next season and they are prepared to stall negotiations to ensure they hold on to their prized asset.Manchester United have also been interested Fabinho, but while a move to Old Trafford seems unlikely, Jose Mourinho has diverted his attentions to other potential transfer targets.last_img read more

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ATHLETICS: OISIN PICKED FOR CELTIC GAMES TEAM

first_imgOisin Gallen has gained his first ever international selection.He is included on the Ulster under 17 team for the upcoming meeing in Bute Park, Cardiff late January where he is joined by another Donegal athlete Peter Gibbons on the four-strong squad.It’s a fitting reward for his dedication in recent months and an exciting lift for the St Columba’s student. He will be accompanied by his coach Neil Martin who acts as team manager and by Bernie O Callaghan also Finn Valley AC management team.Athletics Ireland recently released Q standards for major championships in 2013 .The Finn Valley club had a social evening Saturday at the Centre with a nice meal to acknowledge adult master ,junior, senior and under 23 acheivers through 2012 and it was most enjoyable indeed it is an event that with more atttention could build in the years ahead.Well done organiser Mark, Conor for food and Kieran for photo gallery. Presentations were made by Patsy and Neil. The major focus now is getting everyone back to the routine of training after in some cases a break and for those seeking an outlet to carry through with that resolution to be fitter ,healthier etc in the year ahead the club have the Spring 5k Series beginning Feb 17th 11 am . As always its a help if you pre enter finnvalley1@gmail.comSympathy is extended to the Kerr family ,Raphoe on the death of their mother . The club connection is son Sean Kerr ,grandaughter Aine and son in law Donal Rowan . May she rest in peace. ATHLETICS: OISIN PICKED FOR CELTIC GAMES TEAM was last modified: January 6th, 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:ATHLETICS: OISIN PICKED FOR CELTIC GAMES TEAMlast_img read more

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LUH restaurant wins Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award

first_imgLetterkenny University Hospital’s Junction Restaurant has attained the prestigious Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award from the Irish Heart Foundation. In order to achieve this, an independent catering audit was undertaken by Irish Heart Foundation Dietitian, Regina Rattigan.This involved an independent assessment of overall food choice, counter layout, food preparation practices and menus including the measures which had been undertaken to reduce fat, sugar and salt and to increase fibre, fruit and vegetables and assess portion sizes. Following the final visit in early March, Letterkenny University Hospital’s Junction Restaurant was awarded The Silver Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award.Mr Sean Murphy, General Manager welcomed the award stating, “This award recognises the commitment and hard work of the Catering Staff in Letterkenny University Hospital in ensuring that food menus in the Junction Restaurant meet the recommended guidelines set out by the Irish Heart Foundation and The Department of Health.“The mission of this hospital is to deliver health with care and we endeavour to do this by promoting healthy lifestyles including a healthy diet for patients and staff.”Mr Murphy concluded by congratulating all staff involved for their ongoing commitment and dedication which culminated in receiving this award. Featured image caption: L-R : Arindam Ghosh, Catering Officer; Caroline Wilkin, Dining room Staff; Una Gallagher, Chef; Geraldine Breen, Chef; Christine Wallace, Dining Room Supervisor; Mark Duffy, Catering Manager; Toal McClaffety, Chef; Paul McLaughlin, Chef; Anne Neely, Chef; Mary Neely, Dining room staff; Bernie McGinty, Dining room staff; Elaine Nelis, Chef and Marie McKeon, Catering Officer.LUH restaurant wins Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award was last modified: March 28th, 2018 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) Tags:Irish Heart Foundationjunction restaurantluhrestaurantlast_img read more

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