Warriors don’t have enough down stretch, lose to Pacers

first_imgWarriors: The Warriors used their 24th different starting lineup — most under Kerr — after just 14 last season. During the record-setting 73-win season of 2015-16, Golden State used 12 starting lineups and only eight the previous season on the way to capturing its first championship in 40 years. … Golden State dropped to 16-3 following a loss this season. … When Golden State last played Indiana, Thompson scored 60 points in 29 minutes on Dec. 5, 2016.MISSING IN ACTIONBefore the past two games, the only time Golden State played without its four All-Stars was a 107-85 loss on March 11, 2017, at San Antonio. Durant was the only injured player in the group with a left knee injury, while the other three rested.REINFORCEMENTS COMINGKerr said Green still wasn’t feeling well after sweating through shootaround.Durant, who has fractured rib cartilage, had hoped to play Tuesday.“He’s doing great, he wanted to play tonight, but we didn’t let him. We’ll probably let him play Thursday,” Kerr said. “Draymond was scheduled to play tonight, but still wasn’t feeling well. He came to shootaround this morning and got a good sweat in, but still was reporting a lot of discomfort. He hasn’t been healthy in terms of keeping food down, so the illness is still lingering. It made no sense for him to play. He wanted to play, but we didn’t let him either. We’re not very nice.”ONE MOREThe Warriors need one victory to reach 55 wins for a fourth straight season — marking the 15th time in NBA history a team has done so. The Spurs were the last, for five seasons from 2012-17.UP NEXT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Pacers: At Sacramento on Thursday.Warriors: Host the Bucks on Thursday trying for a fifth straight victory in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Draymond Green had been set to return but was still feeling ill, while NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant had hoped to play Tuesday but is likely to be back from a rib injury Thursday against Milwaukee.Stephen Curry could be out through the first round of the playoffs with a left knee injury, while Splash Brother Klay Thompson is recovering from a fractured right thumb.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 crownRookie Jordan Bell sprained his right ankle in the third, had it re-taped and returned.Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17 points apiece for playoff-bound Indiana, which won its third straight and fourth in five. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golden State Warriors’ Quinn Cook, bottom, right, scramble for a loose ball against Indiana Pacers’ Darren Collison (2) and Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — The injury-plagued Golden State Warriors again lacked the firepower to finish off an opponent, and Victor Oladipo scored 24 points in the Indiana Pacers’ 92-81 victory over the defending champions Tuesday night.Nick Young scored 12 points as Golden State, playing without its four All-Stars for a second straight game, lost back-to-back contests for only the ninth time during coach Steve Kerr’s four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pacers reserve forward Trevor Booker headed to the locker room with 33.5 seconds remaining in the opening quarter with a sprained right ankle and didn’t return.Kevon Looney grabbed a career-best 11 boards off the bench as the Warriors outrebounded Indiana 51-38, but Golden State only managed to shoot nine free throws.The teams played for the first time, marking the latest the Warriors ever faced an opponent for the first time in a season — their 74th game.TIP-INSPacers: Indiana overcame a slow start in which it began 6 for 20, missing five of its first six 3s, and got outrebounded 17-8 in the first quarter to fall behind 27-18. … This was the Pacers’ first win in four games on Golden State’s home floor since a 102-94 victory on Jan. 20, 2014.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Isco hat trick leads Spain rout over Argentina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 read more

Still waiting for justice 5 months after being shot

first_imgDear Editor,It is now five months since I was shot at my home. As far as I know no one has been arrested.Reports have been made by me to the police about a certain individual who is accused of being a prominent drug dealer in at least 5 schools. Persons have approached me to say that this sad young man has threatened them that if they come forward to identify him they ‘will regret it.’ All this has been given to the police. This is the same individual who I believe was ‘involved’ in the shooting. There are, of course, more ways to be involved than pulling a trigger.Reports have also been made to the American Embassy several weeks ago about a certain young man, living in the USA, who admitted to making the first post, back in January, to blow up our school. According to the police report we were given the same boy was interviewed – his defence was simply ‘it was only a joke.’ Four hours after that posting I was shot and narrowly missed being murdered.He then posted again asking for immunity and promising to give all the information about the shooting if he was given ‘protection’. And then a few weeks ago we were given a recording from the same boy clearly laughing at the shooting. No doubt an erudite lawyer could explain such a recording away in a court of law – commonsense however would yield a different interpretation.Five months later I have heard no more from the police locally or the American Embassy. It could be, of course, that things are indeed ‘happening’ and they are not at liberty to say what, but at the same time surely one is allowed to legitimately feel otherwise.I have now had 30 interviews by media from the UK, USA, Canada and across Guyana – what should be my response when people ask what is happening?Sincerely,Dr Brian O’Toolelast_img

Arsenal transfer news: £24m Man United target or world champion?

first_img William Carvalho and Sami Khedira 1 The experience of Khedira or the promise of Carvalho: who would you rather have?center_img Good news, Arsenal fans, your manager isn’t done spending money.Arsene Wenger appears to want a midfielder capable of protecting the defence, with Sami Khedira and William Carvalho the top targets. But which player is best? Here, talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight pits them head-to-head…What’s the latest?On Carvalho:Reports in Portugal are claiming that Arsenal have offered Sporting Lisbon £24m for William Carvalho, who was believed to be close to joining Man United last season. The 22-year-old has a release clause of around £37m, but apparently his club will accept less if they are paid the sum in its entirety, while his wage demands are not as high as Khedira’s.On Khedira:The Gunners are still in the hunt for Khedira and reports from Spain are that Real are preparing for his departure by lining up a move for Luiz Gustavo. However, Chelsea and Bayern are rivals for Khedira’s signature. Both teams, though, may wait a year and pick him up for free next summer.What will Carvalho offer?Carvalho’s rise has been meteoric in Lisbon and the imposing midfielder has won many admirers around Europe. He is strong, possesses great awareness and his positioning is normally spot on. For someone who has only played one full season at Sporting Lisbon – he was on loan at Cercle Brugge in 2012 – it is a massive leap forward. He only received the first of his six Portugal caps last November and was included in the 2014 World Cup squad, so clearly he is a fast learner.Last season: 29 Portuguese Primeira Liga appearances, four goalsWhat will Khedira offer?Experience, class, power – World Cup winner Khedira has many qualities. Sitting in the middle of the pitch, he is great at winning the ball and beginning attacks with his passing. He works tirelessly for his team-mates and would certainly provide an excellent screen for the back four.Last season: 13 La Liga appearances, one goalVideo evidence:last_img

Amazing Alexis Sanchez is what Arsenal have been missing! Fans’ verdict on £35m man’s debut

first_img Alexis Sanchez in action for Arsenal against Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley Alexis Sanchez only played 45 minutes of Arsenal’s victory over Manchester City in the Community Shield, but the Chilean made enough of an impression on his competitive debut for the Gunners for supporters to claim he could be the key to bringing the Premier League trophy back to the north London club.The £35million signing from Barcelona helped his new team to a 2-0 lead over the champions at the break, before substitute Olivier Giroud wrapped up a comfortable victory for Arsene Wenger’s men, and won rave reviews for his display at Wembley.Here’s some of the best comments on Twitter about the 25-year-old’s performance… 1last_img

Major shake up? Predicting Newcastle XI to face Liverpool

first_img 21. Rob Elliot – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 4. Jack Colback – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 10. Siem de Jong – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 2. Fabricio Coloccini – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 18. Chancel Mbemba – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 11 11 17. Ayoze Perez – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 22. Daryl Janmaat – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 8. Vurnon Anita – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 5. Georginio Wijnaldum – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 It’s been a disastrous two weeks in a desolate season for Newcastle United, and Sunday’s fixture against free-scoring Liverpool looks like an ominous task for a side completely devoid of confidence and character.Steve McClaren had to go back to the drawing board again this week, hauling his players into an impromptu training session the day after an embarrassing defeat to Crystal Palace.It remains to be seen which players survive the team sheet from that game, with poor performances across the pitch sparking rumours of a major shake-up in almost every position. Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini looked most likely to face the chop, but with injuries to Jamaal Lascelles and recently recalled Mike ‘Brazilianson’ Williamson, the Argentine is almost certain to start.Moussa Sissoko is another big name player whose position in the team could well be in doubt, but will McClaren decide to drop one of his club’s star players?Here’s how talkSPORT predict Newcastle could line up on Sunday. 43. Kevin Mbabu – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 45. Aleksandar Mitrovi?last_img

Fernando Forestieri strikes late as Sheffield Wednesday beat Aston Villa

first_img1 Match-winner Forestieri Aston Villa have suffered defeat in their first second-tier game since 1988, as Fernando Forestieri’s goal five minutes from time gave Sheffield Wednesday a 1-0 over the Villans at Hillsborough.A poor clearance from Villa debutant Pierluigi Gollini allowed Forestieri to score the only goal of the game as Roberto Di Matteo’s men began life in the Championship with a defeat.Villa, who have not been outside the top tier since the 1987-88 campaign, were up against it early on.Their skipper Tommy Elphick was forced to make an important clearance early on as Forestieri looked to get on the end of a low cross from Daniel Pudil.From another Pudil cross, Steven Fletcher put an overhead kick wide.Fletcher, who was signed over the summer after leaving Sunderland, saw his debut cut short following a clash of heads with Elphick in the 26th minute.The Scotland international was taken off after receiving medical attention, with Gary Hooper taking his place in attack, while Elphick played on after having his head bandaged.Villa’s Jordan Ayew then had a chance after being picked out by Leandro Bacuna’s cross, but his header was straight at goalkeeper Keiren Westwood.But the home side continued to dominate possession and created several chances before the interval.Almen Abdi’s shot from the corner of the penalty area missed the target before Forestieri saw his low, driven free-kick go wide after taking a deflection off the defensive wall.Ross Wallace then looked for a penalty after taking a tumble inside the area but referee Stephen Martin decided it was a dive and handed out a yellow card.Forestieri shot just over and Pudil had a header saved by Gollini in the final act of the half.Gollini came to his side’s rescue again soon after the restart, saving Forestieri’s firm drive.Villa then enjoyed a good spell, putting the hosts under pressure.Rudy Gestede had a header saved and Ashley Westwood put a low shot narrowly wide, before Elphick glanced a header off target and Bacuna fired over from the edge of the area.The ever-lively Forestieri again threatened to find a way through Villa’s defence, making a good run into the area and holding off Elphick before seeing his shot turned wide by Westwood.Atdhe Nuhiu – on as a replacement for Wallace – was soon involved in the action, having a header blocked.Villa’s new £12m striker Ross McCormack had a quiet afternoon, but was denied the chance to be the hero when Tom Lees did well to nick the ball away from the debutant as he shaped to shoot.Lees had a header easily saved after meeting Barry Bannan’s corner but Wednesday eventually found a way through. Gollini’s poor clearance fell kindly to Forestieri who advanced into the area before slotting past the exposed keeper.last_img

SHAY GIVEN BROUGHT IN FROM THE COLD AT ASTON VILLA AS HE TAKES ASSISTANT ROLE

first_imgSHAY Given’s nightmare time at Aston Villa is over – after he was appointed as an assistant to manager Paul Lambert last night.The 37-year-old Donegal man and Gordon Cowans have both been promoted to ‘temporary assistants’ after the club suspended assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary KarsaGiven, who has not made an appearance for Villa since January 2013, was sent out on loan to Middlesbrough on November 28 but returned to Villa Park at the end of February. “As players, it’s important that each and every one of us take responsibility right now and I’m delighted to play my part in helping the manager and the team go and try to win on Saturday,” said Given in a statement on the Midlands club’s website.Villa are currently lie four points above the relegation zone with five games remaining.“I’m delighted to have Gordon and Shay to assist me in preparing the team for Saturday which is what the whole group is focussed on,” said Lambert.  SHAY GIVEN BROUGHT IN FROM THE COLD AT ASTON VILLA AS HE TAKES ASSISTANT ROLE was last modified: April 16th, 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:Aston VilladonegalShay Giventemporary assistantlast_img

MADELEINE: PORTUGESE POLICE TO QUIZ ‘SEVERAL’ SUSPECTS

first_imgMadeleine in Donegal, pictured second from left in April 2007. She disappeared in Portugal two weeks later.THE family of missing Madeleine McCann have been told that several suspects will be questioned about her disappearance.Madeleine, whose grandparents and many cousins are from Donegal, disappeared in May 2007 while on holiday with her family in Portugal.She had visited Donegal with her parents just a few weeks beforehand. The BBC says “several suspects” are likely to be questioned in the “very near future” by officers.UK police have already asked Portuguese authorities if they can speak to three people of interest, said the BBC.But the Portuguese now say more than three suspects will be interviewed by their officers.They also said all interviews would be conducted by Portuguese police. British police would be allowed to sit in during the questioning, but they would not be allowed to intervene at any stage, they said. Forensic teams have been examining a section of private scrubland in the Praia da Luz resort for the past week.Nothing has been found so far – and two other searches will begin this week in new areas of interest.  MADELEINE: PORTUGESE POLICE TO QUIZ ‘SEVERAL’ SUSPECTS was last modified: June 8th, 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:donegalmadeleine mccannmissingportugalsearchsuspectslast_img

Humboldt Crabs enter final day of the 2016 season after second straight blowout win

first_imgARCATA >> In the words of their manager Tyson Fisher, the Crabs entered the second annual Humboldt Invitational Tournament with five more games to try and get.With one more day of baseball to play, it’s three down, two more to go.The Crabs finished pool play at the Humboldt Invitational Tournament undefeated thanks to yet another one-sided victory, getting up early using back-to-back five-run innings to cruise to a 14-5 win over the Auburn Wildcats on Saturday night at the Arcata Ball Park.Ju …last_img

Kurtenbach: What we learned in the Warriors’ much-needed win over the Blazers

first_imgJordan Bell can get a party started(Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)I know Jordan Bell wants to be his own player, … Stephen Curry and Draymond Green aren’t back on the court, but the Warriors’ four-game losing streak is over, as Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson turned in stellar performances — combining for 63 points — and the Warriors’ supporting cast held their own against one of the Western Conferences’ best teams.Here’s what we learned in the Warriors’ 125-97 win over the Blazers.last_img