Lowry big in 4th, scores 24 as Raptors beat Spurs

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry celebrates at the final buzzer as the Raptors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 86-83 during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kyle Lowry turned in his best game since returning from injury, turning it on in the fourth quarter to help his Toronto Raptors grind out another home win.Lowry scored nine of his 24 points in the final period, DeMar DeRozan added 21 and the Raptors beat San Antonio 86-83 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak against the Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili missed his second straight game because of a sore right thigh. Ginobili returned to Texas after the Spurs won at Brooklyn on Wednesday.The Spurs shot 34 percent, making 31 of 91 attempts. Their season worst was a 33.7 percent showing in an Oct. 27 loss at Orlando.Toronto is 8-0 this season when holding opponents below 90 points.“It was a tough one, and we couldn’t score,” San Antonio guard Tony Parker said.Parker shot 1 for 9 against the Raptors while Aldridge finished 6 for 25 after missing nine of 11 attempts in the first half.“My shot just never felt good tonight,” Aldridge said.The Spurs trailed 70-69 after a 3-pointer by Bryn Forbes at 6:52 of the fourth, but DeRozan and Lowry connected on back-to-back possessions, giving Toronto a 74-69 lead with 5:11 remaining.After a jump shot by Mills, Toronto reeled off a 6-0 run including baskets by Lowry, Valanciunas and DeRozan to lead 80-71 with 2:40 left.Another 3-pointer by Forbes made it 86-83 with six seconds left. DeRozan was fouled but missed both free throws, giving San Antonio a chance to tie, but the Spurs couldn’t get a shot off in time.After making seven of 23 shots in the first quarter, the Raptors hit 11 of 20 attempts in the second, including a buzzer-beating jumper from DeRozan that gave Toronto a 44-37 lead at halftime. View comments MOST READ Australian Open: ‘Almost dead’ Halep joins Thiem in last 16 Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Toronto led 55-41 on DeRozan’s three-point play at 7:33 of the third but Aldridge did all the scoring in an 8-0 Spurs run that cut the gap to 63-60 heading to the fourth.TIP-INSSpurs: Aldridge has 19 double-doubles this season, one more than he had all of last season. … Kyle Anderson matched his career high with 11 rebounds.Raptors: G Fred VanVleet (right knee) missed his second straight game. … DeRozan had a team-leading six assists.HOME SWEET HOMEAfter playing nine of their past 11 games on the road, the Spurs will be at home for eight of their next nine, including six straight. “Going home doesn’t guarantee wins but it definitely gives us better mojo, better energy,” Aldridge said.UP NEXTSpurs: Host Indiana on Sunday. San Antonio has won three straight home meetings with the Pacers, but lost at Indiana earlier this season.Raptors: Visit Minnesota on Saturday. It’s Toronto’s final road game of the season against a Western Conference opponent.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors improved to 17-3 at home, the second-best home record in the NBA behind San Antonio’s mark of 19-2.Lowry made eight of 16 shots, going 4 of 9 from 3-point range, in his third game after missing three with a bruised tailbone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRaptors coach Dwane Casey said Lowry looked stronger than he had in his previous two outings.“I thought he had a lot of bounce,” Casey said. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lowry got the Raptors off to a quick start, making a 3-pointer on his first shot of the game.“Just being aggressive,” he said. “It’s that time of year when everyone is kind of hitting a little bit of a rut, a little bit of a lull. We’ve got to continue to get better and take the step on the journey to making us a better team.”LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 14 rebounds, Pau Gasol scored 15 points and Patty Mills had 13 as San Antonio lost for the fourth time in six road games. The Spurs are 11-15 away from home.It had been more than two years since Toronto last beat San Antonio. The Raptors won 97-94 at home on Dec. 9, 2015.“They’re a well-rounded group,” DeRozan said of the Spurs. “Everybody understands their roles and they play extremely hard.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal on schedule as US Open begins

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ UEFA orders Lyon to close stadium for Champions League game 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Rafael Nadal participates at the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — A long list of returns highlights Day 1 at the U.S. Open as the year’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament gets started.The schedule Monday includes Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka — all past champions at Flushing Meadows who missed last year’s U.S. Open.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In addition, defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens are slated to play.Williams will face Magda Linette in Arthur Ashe Stadium to start the night session, followed by Nadal against David Ferrer in a rematch of the 2013 French Open final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’No. 1-ranked Simona Halep takes on Kaia Kanepi in the first match ever played in the reconstructed Louis Armstrong Stadium, which now features a retractable roof. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

Adolph Lawrence’s Funeral Itinerary Released

first_imgThe late Rep. Adolph A. Lawrence of Montserrado County District #15Grand Bassa County Senior Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence has set the funeral events of her husband, the late Rep. Adolph A. Lawrence of Montserrado County District #15, from Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26, 2019 to be held at six venues.According to the communication to Rep. Thomas P. Fallah, chairman of the House’s Committee on Funeral of Hon. Adolph A. Lawrence, which a copy is in the possession of the Daily Observer, the funeral events will begin with a two-day signing of the Book of Condolence at the Rotunda of the Capitol, beginning Tuesday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.On Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., the body of the Rep. Lawrence will be removed from Samuel Stryker Funeral Parlour to the Rotunda of the Capitol Building, where a Special Requiem will be held at 10:00 a.m.On the same day, a wake keeping will be held at the Paynesville City Hall, from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.On Friday, April 26, wake-keeping and funeral service of the late Rep. Lawrence will be held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Broad Street from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to any time, respectively.Interment will be done at the Kaizer Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville and repast will later be held at River View.Unfortunately, nothing has been said about whether Friday’s funeral at the church will be considered as ‘State Funeral.’Rep. Lawrence’s widow, amidst the setting up of the burial events, has consistently declined to accept a government-funded funeral for her husband, insisting that funds “have already been raised from his Estate, our families, friends and supporters,” she said in an earlier letter to House Speaker Bhofal Chambers.“In the wake of the death of my beloved husband, this is to express our family’s appreciation of the involvement of the government, by and through the leadership of the Honorable House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature.“In as much as every member of the Legislature is entitled to a government-funded state funeral, as a senator, I am fully aware of the financial constraints with which the government is currently confronted. We have therefore, decided to forfeit such privilege as is due my late husband. The requisite funding to underwrite the cost associated with the funeral rites of my late husband have already been raised from his Estate, our families, friends and supporters.”“Mr. Speaker, even in death, I am convinced that my husband’s love for our country and care for the average Liberians has not ceased; hence, I would rather not impose any additional financial burden on the government.We, however, look forward to working with you as it relates to the execution of other relevant state protocols surrounding the burial of my late husband, Hon. Adolph A. Lawrence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brown soon may return to starting five

first_imgJackson said the Lakers would wait to see what comes out of Odom and Luke Walton’s respective visits to the doctor today before determining whether to pursue Pippen. The Lakers would have to release a player to add Pippen to the roster. ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Brown reprised his role from last season’s playoffs, when he was the “Inside Man” in the Lakers’ game plan against the Suns. Yet Jackson wasn’t ready to commit to making the anticipated change of starting Brown and bringing Bynum off the bench. “He looked all right to me,” Jackson said of Brown. “That’s the best front against a guy like (Amare) Stoudemire with his quickness and his power. It’s just going to depend on the opponents and what type of game we’re going to have.” PHOENIX – Not even 2 1/2 minutes into the third quarter of Sunday’s game, and Lakers coach Phil Jackson had seen enough to make a switch. He brought Kwame Brown in for Andrew Bynum, then went on to play Brown the bulk of the second half. Brown finished with six points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes in his second game back from an ankle injury. He played nearly 19 minutes in the second half, with Jackson saying Brown “looks like he’s getting back and ready.” center_img Bynum made all three shots he took but threw away two passes in the lane and was called for traveling. Jackson removed Bynum after watching as the 19-year-old gave Steve Nash room to shoot coming off a pick-and-roll. Bynum did have one of his best games of his young career against Minnesota, the Lakers’ next opponent on this four-game road trip. The prospect of a season-ending injury to Lamar Odom seemingly would increase the Lakers’ interest in signing Scottie Pippen, who wants to make a comeback at age 41. And Jackson said he talked last week to Pippen about his plans. “I did get in touch with Scottie,” Jackson said, “but it was just kind of preliminary talk about how he’s doing, where he’s at and how he feels.” Pippen, who last played for Chicago in the 2003-04 season, has said he would like to play for a championship contender. The Lakers, sixth in the Western Conference standings, might not fit the bill. last_img read more

RCMP issue safe winter driving tips following snowfall

first_imgIf you looked outside of your window this morning, you might have noticed that Fort St. John has finally received some snowfall.Following a minor accident this morning where a vehicle slid into a ditch near Mile 120, RCMP is warning drivers to take into account more of the slippery road conditions well on their way.“Now’s the time that people are supposed to have on their winter tires,” said Cpl. Jodi Shelkie.- Advertisement -As of October 1st, drivers are required to have certified winter tires with a tread of at least 3.5 mm on their vehicle if they take designated highways. Failure to do so can result in a fine from $109 to $121.Now that we are getting further into the cold months of the year, Shelkie said drivers should keep these things in mind when they hit the road.Keep your focus on the road and on other vehicles, eliminate all distractions, and make sure you are well rested.Always drive according to weather conditions.Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to avoid having to brake suddenly on a slippery surface.Make sure you know how to handle your vehicle in all weather conditions.Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle to make your car winter ready. Make sure you have sufficient windshield washer fluid in the reservoir that is rated a minimum of -40 C temperature range. Keep an extra jug in the vehicle.Listen to the radio for road and weather updates and check road conditions before leaving. Plan extra time to get to your destination and consider delaying your trip in bad weather, and notify a friend or family member of your destination and anticipated arrival time.When approaching winter maintenance vehicles from behind, slow down, stay back and be patient – and move over for emergency vehicles.Keep your fuel tank as sufficiently full – at least half a tank – as you can.Clear snow and ice from the roof, hood, trunk and all windows, lights and mirrors. After starting your vehicle, wait for the fog to clear from the interior of the windows so you will have good visibility all around.Remember to check tire air pressure frequently, as it decreases in cold weather, worn or damaged tires can hamper your ability to drive safely.last_img read more

Sir Bobby Robson Charity Auction: Get up close and personal with Messi, Neymar and Suarez!

first_img1 Sir Bobby Robson Charity Auction: Get up close and personal with Messi, Neymar and Suarez! How would you like a close-up view of Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in training? Of course you would, right!Well, here’s your chance.You could be pitchside as the Barca stars are put their paces on the training ground, before watching them in action in a key match at the Nou Camp.It’s an incredible opportunity to see the likes of Messi and Neymar as you have never seen them before, and is just one of more than 100 fantastic opportunities open to football fans as part of the latest Sir Bobby Robson charity auction.Other auction items up for grabs include tickets to the Champions League final in Milan, a trip to the Ballon d’Or, lunch in Russia with Andre Villas-Boas, and the chance to play against talkSPORT in an eight-a-side tournament at St George’s Park.But hurry – bidding closes at 8pm on Sunday, November 29. So there’s no time to hang around.For full details of the auction, visit www.sirbobbysauction.comlast_img read more

Mourinho set for crunch Woodward talks in next 48 hours with job still on the line

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho is set to hold talks with Ed Woodward with his job still on the line, according to reports.Mourinho was tipped to lose his job over the weekend but appeared to secure his position with a stunning comeback victory over Newcastle on Saturday evening. predicted Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update REVEALED 2 Mourinho guided United to a remarkable win on Saturday Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware Furthermore, if Mourinho’s position is guaranteed, he will use these talks to open discussions about United’s January transfer business, with just over two months to go before the market reopens.He is said to want to know just how much he will be given to spend, having not been backed to the level he wished during the summer. 2 SORRY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Mourinho feels he was not given the support required by Woodward earlier this year whoops tense However, he reportedly believes United chiefs are still making contingency plans for his departure, with former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane continuing to be linked with replacing the Portuguese at Old Trafford.And, according to The Sun, Mourinho will hold talks with Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, over his position at the club in the next 48 hours.Mourinho wants clarity on his position prior to Thursday’s board meeting. and the pair will get together in London for talks. changes Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? latest Most read in Premier League Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Mourinho wanted to bring a new central defender and a winger to Old Trafford, but neither move was sanctioned with the Portuguese’s spending at United already past the £350million mark.last_img read more

YOUR DONEGALDAILY LAUNCHES DDTV

first_imgDONEGAL’S biggest news website – donegaldaily.com – today launched DDTV.The online TV channel will feature popular videos from our own YouTube channel as well as community and news events.We also welcome contributions from you – our huge following of loyal readers. Donegaldaily.com has drawn a huge following since its launch on November 30th with more than a quarter of a million hits every month – and continuing to grow.The DDTV addition to the site is the first in a number of initatives planned for the online newspaper in the coming weeks.Today Editor Stephen Maguire said: “We have added a couple of videos to the site to begin with, but we plan to add many more in the coming days and weeks.“Donegaldaily also wants to feature readers’ videos so we welcome all contributions, whether it is a charity event, a family celebration or a news item. All contributions are welcome. “There will be many more exciting additions to donegaldaily.com in the coming weeks and months.”Stephen added: “We are very grateful to all our readers for all their support since our launch. Keep spreading the word.”Have you got a story, pictures or videos you would like to see on this site?Email us now on info@donegaldaily.comYOUR DONEGALDAILY LAUNCHES DDTV was last modified: April 18th, 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) Tags:DDTVdonegaldaily.com TV launchedYouTubelast_img read more

ORANGE WEATHER ALERT: SEVERE WINDS ON THE WAY IN LATEST STORM

first_imgMET EIREANN has issued a weather warning for County Donegal tonight.The forecaster has issued an unusual STATUS ORANGE warning.The Wind Warning is for Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal. “South to southwest winds will increase 60 to 80 km/h and gust 100 to 120 km/h., later Wednesday afternoon and evening, in exposed coastal areas of Connacht and Donegal,” said Met Eireann.The alert was issued at 8pm this evening and is valid from 3pm tomorrow, Wednesday until midnight tomorrow….a total of nine hours.Hurricane-force winds WILL hit Donegal despite claims we won’t see such powerful wind gusts.A less severe storm is hitting Donegal this evening. Strong southerly winds will gust over 100km/h along parts of the west and northwest coasts.STATUS ORANGE – Weather Warning – Be Prepared This category of ORANGE level weather warnings is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas. The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions. ORANGE WEATHER ALERT: SEVERE WINDS ON THE WAY IN LATEST STORM was last modified: December 18th, 2013 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:donegalHurricanerainweather warningwindslast_img read more

TIME FOR PEOPLE TO CHOOSE THEIR VOICES ON DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

first_imgAfter weeks of knocking on doors and putting up election posters, today is D-day for candidates in the local and European elections.Donegal voters go to the polls today.A total of 83 candidates are fighting for just 37 seats on Donegal County Council.Polling stations open for the early birds at 7am while the many undecided voters have until 10pm to make up their mind and cast their ballots. A recent opinion poll by the Tirconail Tribune newspaper suggested there has been a surge in support for many Independent candidates.Both Fine Gael and Labour are expecting a little kickback against the Government but many say they will vote personality over party today.The sorting of the votes at Donegal’s five count centres in Letterkenny, Stranorlar, Buncrana, Glenties and Donegal Town will take place on Saturday.Tallies will be taken then but the actual counting of votes will not start across Donegal until Sunday morning. A total of 753 people were entitled to vote on Donegal’s five islands yesterday.Donegal’s islands usually vote two or three days before the mainland.But yesterday’s voting was part of a trial to bring voting closing to the same time as the rest of the country.  TIME FOR PEOPLE TO CHOOSE THEIR VOICES ON DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL was last modified: May 23rd, 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:ballotdonegalDonegal County Councilpollstalliesvoterslast_img read more