Timberwolves shock Golden State

first_imgOAKLAND, California (AP):The Golden State Warriors hit an unexpected obstacle on their quest for a record 73 wins, blowing a 17-point lead and losing 124-117 in overtime to the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.Shabazz Muhammad scored a career-high 35 points and Andrew Wiggins had 32 as Minnesota prevented Golden State (69-9) from becoming the second team to win 70 games in a season. The Warriors now must win their final four games to break the single-season wins record of 72 set by Chicago in 1995-96.Stephen Curry had a rare off-shooting night as Golden State took their third loss against a team currently in last place in their division.The Warriors had won a record 54 straight regular season games at home before losing to Boston last Friday.At Salt Lake City, Kawhi Leonard made the go-ahead jumper with 4.9 seconds left and scored 18 points as the Spurs beat the Utah Jazz 88-86, giving Tim Duncan a 1,000th victory in the regular season.Duncan became the third player to reach the milestone, following Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Parish.LaMarcus Aldridge and Manu Ginobili each added 14 points in the Spurs’ franchise-record 65th victory and Rodney Hood missed the potential winning three-pointer at the buzzer as Utah fell a half game behind Dallas for seventh place in the Western Conference.At Denver, Russell Westbrook turned his first-half frustration into a milestone night with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to become the first player with 17 triple-doubles in a season in 27 years as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Nuggets 124-102.Westbrook has the highest total since Magic Johnson had 17 for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1988-89. Westbrook, who had seven in March while winning Western Conference player of the month honours, has 35 in his career, which is second behind LeBron James for most among active players.”It’s a great honour,” Westbrook said. “Whenever you’re mentioned in the same sentence as Magic, it’s always great.”last_img read more

7 CDC Zonal Heads Defect to UP

first_imgAtty. Miller B. Catakaw giving back to the Muslim Community in Montserrado County District #9Say they no long support Rep. YoungbloodThe incumbent Montserrado County District#9 Representative, Munah E. Pelham Youngblood and her Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), suffered a critical setback when seven of her zonal leaders on Sunday pledged support to the legislative bid of the Unity Party (UP) candidate, Miller B. Catakaw.The defection by the zonal heads comes just 28 days before the October 10 elections. The zones include Lakpazee, West Point, Bassa Town, the Fanti Town communities, New Matadi Estate, Lakpazee Zoo, and the 20th Street communities, which include Old and New Matadi Estates.The CDC’s New Matadi Estate leader, Isaac Morris, along with the six other zone leaders, said they are not going to support the re-election bid of Rep. Youngblood “because she has failed to fulfill most of her promises to the district.”Before making the decision, the zone leaders said they examined the character of all of the candidates in the district, and realized that Catakaw, if elected, is best suited to carry out the district’s developmental agenda.Announcing their decision last Sunday at a well-attended appreciation and recognition program held at the Bassa Town Community in Monrovia, the zone leaders said,  “We are free thinking CDCians who have sincerely resolved to endorse Catakaw’s representative bid in the October polls. We are proud and prepared for the consequences of this decision,” said Morris who read the endorsement statement.He said the group’s decision was based on Catakaw’s “outstanding contributions and support to the district” over the past years.Mr. Catakaw contested the district seat in the 2011, but lost to the incumbent Youngblood.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lukaku, Hazard help Belgium hammer Scotland 4-0

first_imgHowever, the visitors were handed a series of gifts by a Scotland side that slumped to a fourth defeat in five games since manager Alex McLeish was appointed for a second spell in charge.“We were very clinical in front of goal,” said Martinez. “The players were well focused overall and for us it was a good excercise for Tuesday.”The contrasting fortunes of the two nations was summed up by Belgium playing to a crowd less than that which celebrated their return from Russia in July at a barely half-full Hampden.Martinez named a strong side with six of those that started the World Cup semi-final defeat to France in the starting line-up.But it took a gift from Aston Villa’s John McGinn to get the visitors going when the midfielder was caught in possession on the edge of his own box and Mousa Dembele and Thorgan Hazard teed up Lukaku for his 41st international goal.Eden Hazard smashed home Belgium’s second a minute into the second-half, but again McLeish might have been disappointed to see goalkeeper Craig Gordon beaten at his near post.A truer test of McLeish’s ability to qualify Scotland for a first major tournament in over 20 years will come when Albania are the visitors to Hampden on Monday in the Nations League.However, vast improvements will need to be made in possession as Valencia striker Batshuayi scored twice in eight minutes before the hour mark after pouncing on slack passes by Charlie Mulgrew and Ryan Jack.“It was just a catalogue of errors,” said McLeish. “If anybody’s got to take the blame, it’s me for telling them they have to pass it.“It’s harsh lessons, big lessons for the young ones especially, but they should not be downhearted as they were up against a top team.”However, the former Rangers manager rejected suggestions it was a risk to take on such a tough fixture and the consequences of a morale-sapping defeat just days before kicking off Scotland’s Nations League campaign.“It looked the best choice of opposition for me. We’ve got to test ourselves,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for Belgium at Hampden © AFP / Andy BUCHANANGLASGOW, United Kingdom, Sep 7 – World Cup semi-finalists Belgium capitalised on a series of Scotland mistakes with goals from Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and a Michy Batshuayi double to thrash the hosts 4-0 in a friendly at Hampden on Friday.Roberto Martinez’s men showed their class and no hangover from their exertions in finishing third in Russia to warm-up for their Nations League opener against Iceland on Tuesday.last_img read more

Man United target set for showdown talks with Serie A giants

first_imgArturo Vidal will meet with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and managing director Beppe Marotta on Monday to discuss his future, according to reports.The Chilean has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United after a hugely impressive three-year spell in Turin.Those rumours have increased after the departure of Antonio Conte as manager, but Vidal will seemingly meet with Allegri, his replacement, to discuss his future on Monday.And Tuttosport say there are still fears he will request a transfer, although more will be revealed after the meeting.Juventus are desperate to hold on to the 27-year-old, but Louis Van Gaal is reportedly keen to lure him to Old Trafford. Arturo Vidal in action for Juventus 1last_img

Serie A strike sensation set to snub Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City

first_img Paulo Dybala Juventus are now leading the race for Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City target Paulo Dybala.The Turin club – which already boasts former Manchester United stars Paul Pogba and Carlos Tevez – are now chasing one of the hottest strikers in Europe.Dybala dreams of moving to the Etihad or Barcelona but Juve, as they close in on another Serie A title, are now front of the queue.The Italian champions have started talking with Dybala’s agent Pierpaolo Triulzi to try and thrash out a summer deal.According to reports in Italy, Juve’s top brass,  sporting director Fabio Paratici and CEO Giuseppe Marotta, are leading the negotiations – such is their determination to complete the deal.Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini has already taken the surprise step of welcoming bids for his star striker as long as they are of £35m and upwards. 1last_img read more

GRANTS OF €374,693 AWARDED TO DONEGAL BUSINESSES BY LOCAL ENETRPRISE OFFICE

first_imgGrants of €374,693 paid from the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) in 2014 are providing great support to local businesses in Donegal, according to Junior Minister Joe McHugh.Michael Tunney of the Local Enterprise Board in Donegal.The Local Enterprise Offices are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.The new Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) were launched last year to deliver an improved system of local enterprise supports to start-ups and small businesses across the country.The LEOs provide a ‘first-stop-shop’ for all Government supports for small business in easily accessible locations across the country.Deputy McHugh said “The LEOs form part of the Government’s strategy to spread the recovery to all regions of the country. This comes alongside the Regional Action Plan for Jobs being launched by the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton.“Previously some businesses were considered too large to access supports from City and County Enterprise Boards or as they were not exporting, they did not qualify for Enterprise Ireland supports and so fell between two stools. All categories of business are now benefitting from services provided by the LEOs.“Fine Gael is committed to supporting small and medium businesses that are at the heart of rural communities. Fine Gael’s Standing Up for Small Business campaign engaged closely with small, local businesses while the Standing Up for Rural Ireland campaign which has just been launched, calls for continued investment in rural services, particularly broadband.“The LEOs are a great resource for sole traders, micro businesses and small and medium sized companies seeking information and support on starting or growing a business.”GRANTS OF €374,693 AWARDED TO DONEGAL BUSINESSES BY LOCAL ENETRPRISE OFFICE was last modified: July 17th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Man United on brink of Pogba deal, Everton in battle to sign Benteke – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Paul Pogba’s proposed move to Manchester United could be completed before Sunday’s Community Shield, with the France international set to earn £275,000 per week at Old Trafford. (Various newspapers)Sunderland and Everton are ready to do battle for the signature of £30million-rated Liverpool striker Christian Benteke. (Daily Mirror)Belgium forward Benteke is prepared to leave Anfield on loan in order to kick-start his stalled career. (Daily Mail)?The Reds are set to launch a £20m bid for 26-year-old Germany international Jonas Hector from Koln. (The Sun)Arsene Wenger has been told by Arsenal he can have whatever transfer funds it takes to secure main targets Alexandre Lacazette and Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi this summer. (The Times)David Moyes is also hoping to bring in Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio. (Newcastle Chronicle)Germany international Julian Draxler, who recently revealed he is keen to leave Wolfsburg this summer, will cost Arsenal over £50million this summer. (Daily Star)Manchester City have been put on red alert after Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen demanded talks with the club over his future. (The Sun)Antonio Conte has hinted that Chelsea are on the verge of a club-record deal for ex-striker Romelu Lukaku. The new Blues boss also insists Diego Costa will remain at Stamford Bridge. (London Evening Standard)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines and latest done deals:???Manchester United 0-0 Everton: Wayne Rooney’s testimonial ends in a stalemateBarcelona 4-2 Leicester City: Ahmed Musa nets twice but Foxes soundly beatenManchester United transfer news: Jose Mourinho plays down Paul Pogba interest but confirms Red Devils will ‘sign one more player’CONFIRMED: Belgium appoint former Everton boss Roberto Martinez as manager‘Wayne Rooney will retire a Manchester United player…if the club still want him’, captain’s agent Paul Stretford tells talkSPORTHUGE Arsenal boost! Julian Draxler reveals frustration with Wolfsburg and demands exit this summerChelsea transfer news: Romelu Lukaku is NOT worth £75million, talkSPORT toldLATEST DONE DEALS:CONFIRMED: Manchester City complete signing of Brazilian striker Gabriel JesusChelsea transfer news: Done deal – Salah seals permanent Roma switchDONE DEAL! Newcastle United sign defender Ciaran Clark from Aston VillaDONE DEAL! Newcastle complete signing of Hull City midfielder Mohamed DiameFulham accept Aston Villa offer for star striker Ross McCormacklast_img read more

THE HOOPS: CELTIC IN CUP ACTION TONIGHT

first_imgCELTIC travel to Inverness tonight for a Scottish Cup 6th round clash –  with one eye on this Sunday’s Old Firm League Cup final against Rangers at Hampden.Celtic striker Gary Hooper has recovered from a knee injury but full-back Mark Wilson and captain Scott Brown are suspended.And Hooper – just called up by England U-21 boss Stuart Pearce – says his side have to forget about Rangers and concentrate on winning this evening. “It will be very difficult to put aside Sunday’s League Cup final with Rangers. It is going to be in the back of your mind,” said Hooper.“But the main thing is we have to get through. It will be very tough, especially going there in midweek.“They will be up for it. We have to play the way we can and go for it, but the Treble is not on my mind.“The main thing is winning on Wednesday and Sunday and then go on from there.” Celtic (from): Forster, Rogne, Mulgrew, Loovens, Izaguirre, Hooper, Kayal, Ki, Samaras, Commons, McCourt, Stokes, Forrest, Murphy, Juarez, Zaluska, Ledley, McGinn.A REPORT ON THE MATCH WILL BE ONLINE TONIGHTTHE HOOPS: CELTIC IN CUP ACTION TONIGHT was last modified: March 16th, 2011 by gregShare 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

GAA: DONEGAL MAY APPEAL KAVANAGH RED CARD

first_imgDonegal may appeal Rory Kavanagh’s sending off in yesterday’s victory over Mayo.The St Eunan’s man received a straight red card from referee Marty Duffy just before half-time for lashing out at opponent Kevin McLoughlin, who had tried to choke him.It was clear Rory was trying to get McLoughlin’s grip around his neck released. “If there is nothing much in it then we will be appealing it,” said manager Jim McGuinness.“He is a big loss to us and we will need every man we can get going to Croke Park next week against Dublin. But Martin McElhinney has come back and that gives us some options.”McGuinness was otherwise pleased with the comeback against Mayo.“Obviously the writing was on the wall for us with Rory being sent off and it left it a very difficult situation for us to try and turn it around, but I was very happy about the way we turned it around,” said Jim. “It was great to see our defenders attacking at pace. The last day we stood back and watched a very good Kerry team and every day is a school day and I hope we are still learning.“Our priorities are not based on the league and hopefully we can get enough points to stay up.” GAA: DONEGAL MAY APPEAL KAVANAGH RED CARD was last modified: March 19th, 2012 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:GAA: DONEGAL MAY APPEAL KAVANAGH RED CARDlast_img read more

ATHLETICS: EMILY CROKE ‘PUTTS’ HERSELF IN THE PICTURE FOR ROSSES AC

first_imgRosses AC notesThere was a very successful weekend for the North West athletes at the National Community Games Athletics Finals in Athlone recently.The Gaoth Dobhair U-13 Mixed Relay team won the silver medals by finishing 2nd in the final having won their heat and semi final. D’éirigh le foireann lúthchleasa Ghaoth Dobhair boinn airgid a bhaint i gCraobh na hÉireann de na Cluichí Pobail ( Community Games) a bhí ar siúl in Átha Luain nuair a chríochnaigh siad sa dara áit sa Rása Sealaíochta Meascaithe Faoi 13. Ar an bhfoireann bhí Johnson Bangora, Mín Doire Dhamh; Cian Mac an tSaoi, Doire Beaga; Emma Nic an Bhreithiún, An Luinnigh agus Leah Nic Gairbheith, Cnoc an Stolaire. The Rosses Boys U-14 team ran well in their heat and qualified for the semi final. On the team were John Boyle, Oran Wallace, Joe Sharkey, Patrick Marry. Also representing Donegal was the Rosses U-14 Girls team of Mia Mc Devitt, Braade; Andrea Greene, Dungloe; Mia Baikie, Burtonport and Aoibhinn Mc Elroy, Keadue. There was a wonderful bronze medal for Roshine N.S. schoolgirl Emilly Croke in the U-14 Shot Putt where she threw over 11 metres. Tara Geoghegan, Cruit competed in the U-10 100m where she finished 5th in the semi final. Jordan Gallagher, Burtonport competed in the U-12 Ball Throw and Luke Mc Dermott, Mullaghderg competed in the U-16 Discus. And to cap off a very successful weekend there was Silver for David Geoghegan, Cruit in the Plate Final of the U-8 80m. Well done to Rosses coordinator and county athletics manager Michael Mc Elroy, Keadue.Cross Country training will be starting in Maghery on Monday 7th September at 6pm for pupils from Roshine NS, St Crone’s NS, Doochary NS, Leitir NS and Meenagowan NS. Fee €2.A Child Protection Course hosted by Athletics Ireland will take place in the clubhouse at Lifford AC on Monday 7th September from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Cost of the course is €5 payable to AAI. An Assistant Club Coaching Course will take place at a Donegal venue on Friday evening 25th and Saturday morning 26th September. More details later. A Level One Coaching Course will take place also at a Donegal venue- 9/10 October & 30/31 October. Anybody interested please contact Ita Gallagher or Sean McGinley.Some Upcoming fixtures: 13th September, Letterkenny, Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix 5K Fun Run. On Friday 25th September there was be Schools Cross Country in Carrickfinn at 11am. Under 9 (born 2007/2008) – 600m, Under 11 (born 2005/2006) – 800m and Under 13 (born 2003/2004) – 1000m. A new category this year will be a race for Secondary Schools First Years. 4th October, Carndonagh, Donegal Juvenile Even Ages & Masters Cross Country. 11th October, FV venue TBC, Donegal Juvenile Uneven Ages & Novice Cross Country. 15th October, Lifford, Donegal Primary Schools Cross CountryPaul McGee continues to coordinate and lead the training groups and anybody looking to be part of this group is very welcome – contact Paul McGee on 0879256528. Any information for notes please email Michael.logue@pramerica.ie or text on 0866003527. ATHLETICS: EMILY CROKE ‘PUTTS’ HERSELF IN THE PICTURE FOR ROSSES AC was last modified: September 1st, 2015 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:donegalEMILY CROKERosses AC noteslast_img read more