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Slaughter the difference maker in Ginebra’s game 1 win

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ “They had a hard time covering him. He was a real difference for us tonight,” said the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor.After Mike Tolomia completed a three-point play with 4.9 seconds remaining to help Meralco cut what was once a 17-point lead down to as small as four, 75-71, Ginebra immediately went to Slaughter, who slammed the ball home just before the buzzer to swing the momentum back to his side.Ginebra then quickly got its bearings together early in the fourth quarter and pulled away for good.Cone, though, challenged Slaughter to sustain this level of play for the rest of the series.“I thought he looked really good tonight. I hope he could continue that, but it’s tough to keep that up for seven games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 LATEST STORIES Slaughter settling down really was instrumental in Ginebra’s 102-87 Game 1 victory over Meralco, as the former Rookie of the Year came off the bench and poured 14 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks.The whole Gin Kings crew likewise looked poised from the get-go, controlling the game from start to finish to draw first blood in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We played a good team game today, played good team defense. Everyone chipped in and did their part,” said Slaughter, who is clear frontrunner for this conference’s Best Player plum.But in the eyes of coach Tim Cone, Slaughter was more than just a piece of the puzzle. He was the x-factor for the Kings when the Bolts were making a third quarter uprising. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Greg Slaughter. PBA IMAGESLUCENA — Anticipating the nerves to come on Friday, Greg Slaughter was as cool as ever when he played his first championship game in his professional career.“I didn’t feel too much pressure,” he admitted.ADVERTISEMENT But Slaughter knows that the championship will not just revolve around him as the Gin Kings brace for a tougher Meralco side in Game 2 on Sunday.“We only got one day to turn around. The good thing about winning is they are the ones that have to adjust to us. We can improve on our game plan, but being up gives us the advantage because the loser has to adjust to the winner,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lyceum sets season best in points, rebounds in JRU drubbing Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

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African players in Europe: City no match for Mane, Salah

first_img0Shares0000A Mohamed Salah (R) header beats Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to give Liverpool a two-goal lead in an English Premier League clash at Anfield © AFP / Paul ELLISPARIS, France, Nov 11 – Defending champions Manchester City have become the latest English Premier League club that could not contain irresistible Liverpool attackers Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.Mane scored his seventh league goal this season and Salah his sixth as the Reds overcame the champions 3-1 at Anfield to take an eight-point lead 12 rounds into the season. The dynamic duo now adjust their sights to 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying with Senegalese Mane confronting Congo Brazzaville and Egyptian Salah taking on Kenya this week.ENGLANDMOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)Headed home Liverpool’s second — from a pinpoint cross by Andrew Robertson — early on to leave Manchester City rocking.The 27-year-old is a nemesis for most clubs, but he has a special knack against City at Anfield, scoring for the third time in four home league games against Pep Guardiola’s outfit.SADIO MANE (Liverpool)He is even outstripping Salah in the scoring stakes when it comes to goals at Anfield, or any other Premier League player since August 2018.The 27-year-old forward’s header for the third of Liverpool’s goals was his 22nd at home in that period.MAHMOUD ‘TREZEGUET’ HASSAN (Aston Villa)Was one of Villa’s rare bright lights in a disappointing 2-1 loss to midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.The 25-year-old Egyptian caused the Wolves defence some concerns down his flank and deservedly got on the score sheet in stoppage time.WILFRED NDIDI (Leicester)Gave an assured performance in midfield for the high-flying 2016 champions in the impressive 2-0 win over Arsenal.The 22-year-old Nigerian came close to scoring in the second half with his shot from outside the area beating the goalkeeper but cannoning off the bar.SPAINYOUSSEF EN-NESYRI (Leganes)En-Nesyri earned bottom La Liga club Leganes a morale-boosting 1-1 draw by scoring a late equaliser against high-flying Real Sociedad.The Moroccan striker rose to head home in the 78th minute after Mikel Merino had given the Basque outfit the lead.ITALYOMAR COLLEY (Sampdoria)Gambia defender Colley has proved central to new coach Claudio Ranieri’s plans for Sampdoria.The 27-year-old was solid as the Genoa side went a second straight game without conceding a goal for the first time this season by drawing 0-0 at home against Atalanta.“When you build a house, you do it from the ground up, and accordingly with the defence,” said Ranieri.KHOUMA BABACAR (Lecce)Senegalese striker Babacar missed a penalty which would have pulled promoted Lecce level at 2-2 against Lazio.It was the second time this season the on-loan Sassuolo player missed from the spot. Lecce fell 4-2 to sit just a point above the relegation zone.KALIDOU KOULIBALY (Napoli)Senegal defender Koulibaly made a decisive goal-line clearance on the hour to deny Genoa a goal as 2018/2019 Serie A runners-up Napoli settled for a 0-0 draw at home — their fourth league game without a win.FRANCK KESSIE (AC Milan)Kessie was dropped for a second straight match as struggling Milan fell 1-0 at Juventus.The Ivory Coast international has reportedly fallen out with new coach Stefano Pioli for turning up late to training and giving under-par performances.Milan Director of football Frederic Massara insisted: “This is simply a technical choice… we are convinced that Franck will soon be able to return to the player that we know.”GERMANYBorussia Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi (R) contests possession with Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski © AFP / Christof STACHEACHRAF HAKIMI (Borussia Dortmund)After his two stunning goals in midweek inspired a fightback win over Inter Milan, the Morocco right-back struggled as Dortmund were thumped 4-0 at Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.Hakimi, who was fantastic in inspiring the 3-2 win over Inter, left Robert Lewandowski unmarked to head home the hosts’ first goal and was out of position for their second by Serge Gnabry in a poor display by Dortmund’s back four.FRANCEDENIS BOUANGA (Saint-Etienne)The Gabon winger scored the match-winner for Saint-Etienne in a 3-2 victory at Nantes after equalising earlier. Bouanga has netted five goals in 13 Ligue 1 appearances this season.LEBO MOTHIBA (Strasbourg)Mothiba ended a five-month goal drought by bagging a brace as Strasbourg romped to a 4-1 home win over Nimes. The South African forward scored in each half for his first Ligue 1 goals since May.0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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ST CONALS COULD PLANT A NEW IDEA IN YOUR HEAD

first_imgThe St Conal’s garden crew with their pumpkinsWould you like the opportunity to grow your own vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers? If so then the community gardens at St Conal’s Letterkenny is the place to become the modern day good-lifer!Since its inception in 2010 the garden has grown into a natural , sustainable and healthy community. The garden which holds over forty outdoor plots alongside four polytunnels, fruit picking orchards and an indoor gazebo is now accepting names from individuals for the 2014 growing season plot spaces. Alongside your plot space this year you will have the opportunity to get involved in tutored garden time and also some competitive growing!You can grow all sorts in the St Conal’s Garden!Community gardener Joanne Butler will be on hand one day a week to offer assistance and advice to all growers at St Conal’s.“Next year we will start a seed sharing & saving scheme along with a possible box scheme being launched at the garden ”One of the community groups involved in the garden this year is Cara House who are finishing up a very successful garden course there. Participants not only learned practical horticulture but also built a pallet garden, had a go at pumpkin carving, and made christmas pots which go on sale in a few weeks time .Chairperson of the gardens Ann Wilkilson said “increasing consumer interest in where our food comes from combined with concerns about air miles, GM foods and sustainability has led to a community garden renaissance here in which I firmly believe is growing by the year.”So if you would like to get growing with outdoor exercise and relaxation then come on and get involved in the community gardens at St Conal’s.Plot spaces are limited so call Ann on 0868591619 for more information .Busy at work potting some plants. ST CONALS COULD PLANT A NEW IDEA IN YOUR HEAD was last modified: November 18th, 2013 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:Joanne ButlerSt Conal’s Gardenlast_img read more

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Martian encounter

first_imgLA CA ADA FLINTRIDGE – For the past seven months, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been tearing toward the outer solar system at a blistering 6,000 mph. But by mid-afternoon today, if all goes as planned, it will be looping around Mars, on its way to becoming the Red Planet’s newest observer. At 1:24 p.m. PST, as scientists and engineers pace nervously at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory here and at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, the orbiter should fire thrusters that slow it enough to be captured by Mars’ gravity. It’s a challenge that Jim Graf, the project manager at JPL, likened to exiting the Pasadena (110) Freeway – slowing from the high speeds of the left lanes to the crawl required to navigate the exit. As with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, he said, “If you don’t make the offramp, then you’re doomed.” Nevertheless, despite many sleepless nights leading up to today, “I’m anxiously optimistic,” he said. The orbiter, which will study the planet’s atmosphere, surface and underground features, has been performing well thus far, JPL scientists said. “We’ve sent many commands to the spacecraft to date, and it’s always done everything we’ve asked it to,” said Peter Xaypraseuth. But Mars is an unforgiving destination, where only one-third of past missions have arrived successfully. Even if all goes as scheduled today, the peril isn’t over for the $720 million probe. In two weeks, after a weekend of rest for the mission crews followed by days of renewed testing, engineers will send the orbiter into more than 500 smaller ovals around the planet. In a process called aerobraking, the orbiter will slow and spiral inward until it is low enough for the science missions to begin. If the craft survives, dodging dust storms and billowing waves of hot air that could knock it off course, researchers can finally start collecting data from the craft’s six instruments. Among those instruments is High-RISE, a high-resolution camera capable of photographing coffee table-size surface features, said JPL deputy project scientist Sue Smrekar. “Every time we look at the planet at higher resolution, we get a very different picture of what’s happening on the planet, of the geology on the surface,” Smrekar said. “We’re anticipating we’ll see a lot of different processes we’ve never seen before.” One of the mission’s objectives is to search for landing sites for future spacecraft. Another top priority is the search for water, which is generally considered a necessity for life. An onboard radar will look for thick layers of ice beneath the surface and pockets of liquid water under Mars’ frozen poles. Other instruments will study the composition of the atmosphere and the minerals on the planet’s surface. If successful, the orbiter will return more data than all previous Mars missions combined, Graf said. But, said JPL’s Mars program manager Fuk Li, “there is this matter of turning \ from a cruiser to Mars to a true orbiter of Mars.” And if something goes wrong, Graf said, “there is no time for the team as a whole to react. The spacecraft has to do it all on its own.” JPL flight engineer elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Gay wedding ban off agenda in ’06, Senate tells Bush

first_imgWASHINGTON – By a wide margin Wednesday, the Senate rejected a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, delivering a stinging defeat to President George W. Bush and other Republicans who hope the issue will rally GOP voters for the November elections. The senators’ vote was 49-48 to limit debate and bring the amendment to a yes-or-no decision. That was 11 short of the 60 needed, killing the measure in the Senate for this year. Bush suggested a ban would be proper and its time would still come. He said, “Our nation’s founders set a high bar for amending our Constitution, and history has shown us that it can take several tries before an amendment builds the two-thirds support it needs in both houses of Congress.” Democrats suggested it was all about conservative politics. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Why is it … Republicans are all for reducing the federal government’s impact on people’s lives until it comes to these stinging litmus-test issues, whether gay marriage or end of life, (and then) they suddenly want the federal government to intervene?” asked Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. The 49 votes to keep the amendment alive were one more than the measure received the last time the Senate voted – in 2004. Proponents had predicted at least a 51-vote majority in the 100-member Senate with the gain of four Republican seats since 2004. It takes two-thirds majorities in both houses of Congress to send a proposed amendment to the states for ratification. The House will take up the issue next month. Despite the defeat, amendment backers insisted progress had been made because the debate over three days raised the issue’s profile and will force candidates to answer for their votes on the campaign trail. “Eventually, Congress is going to have to catch up to the wisdom of the American people, or the American people will change Congress for the better,” said Sen. David Vitter, R-La. Most bitter to authors of the proposed amendment was the loss of support in their own GOP caucus. Two Republicans changed their votes from yes in 2004 to no this time: Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘I SQUIRM WHEN PEOPLE CALL ME BRAVE’ – CANCER BATTLER MAJELLA

first_imgCancer survivor Majella O’Donnell has said she does not feels she deserves all the praise she gets in confronting her illness.Majella’s ‘selfie’Majella had her hair shaved live on the Late Late Show last September after discovering she had breast cancer and was to undergo treatment.She raised a staggering €600,000 for the Irish Cancer Society and has since undergone a double mastectomy operation. But Majella insisted “I feel a little bit like I don’t deserve all the accolades I’m getting because for me, it was a simple thing to do.“When people say ‘You’re brave’, or “you’re this or that”, I squirm a bit and think: “I’m not really, that’s just me.”“If I’m bald and look ugly, I don’t really care what anybody thinks.”Majella, wife of singer Daniel O’Donnell, was recently pictured taking part in the selfie craze which encouraged women to donate cash as they went without make-up. But Majella revealed she had one up on some women as she posed for her own selfie.“I have to admit that I’m not a big make-up person. Most of the time I don’t wear make-up. I usually wear it when I’m going out.“I’m not one of those people who has to put it on first thing in the morning, I actually can’t be bothered with it,” she said. ‘I SQUIRM WHEN PEOPLE CALL ME BRAVE’ – CANCER BATTLER MAJELLA was last modified: April 9th, 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:cancerdonegalMajella O’Donnellmake-upSelfielast_img read more

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Kaiser has no answer vs. LaSierra

first_img Yet, it was the La Sierra defense that came up with the big plays in stopping the host Cats (3-2) at Fontana High School. La Sierra twice stopped Kaiser on fourth downs in the third quarter before putting away the Cats with two touchdowns in a span of almost four minutes. “Our defense stepped it up in the second half,” La Sierra coach Tony Barile said, noting his squad was down 15-14 at intermission. “They made the big plays. We’re smaller than every team we play, so we did everything we could with movement. FONTANA – Sean Sudol had quite an evening for La Sierra against Kaiser in Thursday night’s 34-15 victory, which finished the nonleague portion of the schedule for both schools. All Sudol did was pass for 241 yards and two touchdowns, score another and throw a clearing block 25 yards downfield on another run to the end zone for the Eagles (5-0). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “This definitely was our best game thus far.” The game turned on three plays on Kaiser’s first possession of the second half. Lonyae Miller had scoring runs of 73 and 47 yards erased on a pair of penalties, and Shandron Howard stopped Kaiser’s Jamaal Smith on a fourth-and-2 near midfield. Following an exchange of fourth-down stops, La Sierra took control when Sam Epsteen slithered through the Kaiser defense for 71 yards, with Sudol throwing the key block at the Kaiser 45. Four plays later, Travis Garza intercepted a pass for the Eagles and returned it 50 yards to the Kaiser 41. Initially, it was ruled Garza fumbled and Kaiser recovered. But for the second time in the game, the officiating crew reversed the call. La Sierra earlier lost a two-point conversion after a conference. center_img “That didn’t cost us,” Kaiser head coach Dick Bruich said, although his protests at the time told a different story. “We didn’t tackle, and that’s the name of the game. But those penalties took us our of rhythm and gassed Lonyae. “I was second-guessing myself on those calls as to why our best back wasn’t carrying the ball, but we have to give him a break sometime.” Miller finished the game with 197 yards on 28 carries and one touchdown. But it was Sudol who had the better numbers. He hit 18-of-28 passes, scoring once on a 12-yard draw (part of his 66 rushing yards) and connecting with Garza for scores of 8 (on fourth down) and 22 yards. “He had a good game, made the right reads and made the right calls,” Barile said. “I’m proud of him and the team. Kaiser was the test to get ready for (Ivy) League.” Not so for Kaiser, headed for a ground-oriented Sunkist League. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Ex-Whittier College chief faces charges

first_img — Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 A search of the vehicle netted a suitcase containing many hypodermic needles and a plastic bag containing more than 5 grams of suspected meth, investigators said. Ash is on probation for a July 2003 arrest that prompted the end of his career at the Incline Village college, Nevada’s only private four-year college. That arrest came after police found a bag of meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a room registered to him at the Western Village Inn and Casino in Sparks, Nev. He received probation in exchange for his guilty plea to a felony count of possession of a controlled substance. Ash was president of Whittier College for 12 years, from 1989 to 1999, when he stepped down. At the time of his resignation, he explained that he had accomplished all of his goals at Whittier College and wanted to pursue other opportunities. RENO, Nev. — Former Whittier College president James Ash Jr. has been arrested again on drug charges, officers said. Ash, 60, of Fallon, Nev., who also is the former president of Sierra Nevada College, was booked into the Washoe County Jail on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and violating probation. He had been free on bail awaiting sentencing in Washoe District Court for possessing a trafficking amount of meth, police said. The latest arrest was made Tuesday outside a Reno fast-food restaurant where police said he had been parked in his pickup truck from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.last_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL: DONEGAL DRAWN WITH CAVAN, DOWN, TYRONE AND ANTRIM IN U16 ULSTER DRAW

first_imgDONEGAL Ladies U16s have been handed a tough group in today’s U16 Ulster Ladies Championship Draw.Terry McCole’s side face two of the top counties in Cavan and Down.And they will also face tough opposition in the form of Antrim and Tyrone: Group 1 Cavan..Antrim..Down..Donegal..TyroneGroup 2 Monaghan..Derry..Armagh..FermanaghThe teams that finishes top in each group will contest the Ulster A final.The teams that finish 2nd in each group will contest the Ulster B final.The teams that finish 3rd in each group will contest the Ulster C final. Advertisement Finals of U16 competitions will take place on Sunday 10th may with extra time if necessary. LADIES FOOTBALL: DONEGAL DRAWN WITH CAVAN, DOWN, TYRONE AND ANTRIM IN U16 ULSTER DRAW was last modified: January 13th, 2015 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:donegal ladiesLGFAU16’sUlster Championship Drawlast_img read more

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49ers pregame: Safety switch; surprise RB added

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Running back Matt Dayes got promoted over Jeff Wilson Jr. from the 49ers practice squad, mere hours before the 49ers were to host the New York Giants.Dayes not only will back up Matt Breida and Alfred Morris but he’ll need to contribute on special teams, which was the specialty of the 49ers’ previous third running back, Raheem Mostert, who broke his arm last game.The 5-foot-9, 205-pound Dayes will wear No. 43 in his first game action since last season with the Cleveland Brown …last_img read more

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