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first_imgBravo puts Dolphins in final DURBAN, South Africa (CMC): West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo produced a superb penultimate over under pressure to help propel Dolphins to a tense five-run victory over Cape Cobras and into the final of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge here on Wednesday. Chasing 179 for victory, Cape Cobras found themselves on the brink of victory at Kingsmead, requiring 13 runs from the last 12 balls of the semi-final contest. However, medium pacer Bravo came up big when it mattered most, conceding just four runs, while grabbing the wicket of Robin Peterson for three, caught at mid-on off a low full toss. He finished with one for 27 from his four overs. Emrit stars in Bangladesh MIRPUR, Bangladesh (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago’s Rayad Emrit struck a brilliant unbeaten half-century to follow up an incisive spell as he helped Barisal Bulls to an important morale-boosting two-wicket victory over Dhaka Dynamites in the final game of the Bangladesh Premier League preliminary round yesterday. In pursuit of 137 for victory at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Bulls got home with two balls to spare, thanks to Emrit’s splendid 54 not out off 28 deliveries with six fours and two sixes. While the game was of academic interest only because both teams had already qualified for the play-offs, the result was important from the perspective of confidence, with both teams clashing again tomorrow in the opening game of the next round.last_img read more

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Hyeon Chung’s profile on rise with Aussie Open breakthrough

first_imgNorth, South Korea hockey players team up for Olympics Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View comments “It’s a big moment, it’s an enjoyable moment,” he said. “The way he’s playing, I’m sure there’s going to be more, but for right now, you’ve got to embrace it.”Win or lose, Chung’s profile will certainly only continue to grow. With the Australian Open promoting itself as the Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific, Duguid said it’s a perfect opportunity for Chung to pursue opportunities with companies back home.“Now, rather than us calling them, they’re calling us,” he said. “I can’t remember the last time that something happened so suddenly, overnight.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next South Korea’s Hyeon Chung poses for a photo at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Chung will play Switzerland’s Roger Federer in a men’s singles semifinal in Melbourne on Friday Jan. 26. (Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia via AP)MELBOURNE, Australia — Hyeon Chung wasn’t on Twitter before he began his historic run at the Australian Open, becoming the first Korean player, male or female, to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam.Now, thanks to a breakout performance at Melbourne Park that has included a win over childhood idol and six-time champion Novak Djokovic, he’s achieving the kind of instant celebrity in South Korea usually reserved for K-Pop stars.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Tennis has never had the sort of popularity that sports such as golf, taekwondo, baseball and soccer enjoy in South Korea. Unlike Japan and China, which have marketable tennis stars, well-funded coaching systems and a number of lucrative professional tournaments, South Korea’s tennis infrastructure is still relatively undeveloped.The 21-year-old Chung is the result of an effort to try to change this. Born with poor eyesight, he took up the sport as a young child after doctors said it would benefit him to focus on the color green. After showing promise, Chung became part of a junior tennis program funded by the electronics giant Samsung to develop the game in South Korea.“They would pay for his coach, they actually selected the coach, then obviously as he progressed it got to different levels and a different structure,” said his agent at IMG, Stuart Duguid. “That’s how it started.”Chung had decent results as a junior player, finishing runner-up at Wimbledon in 2013, but his future potential really became apparent last year. He notched wins over Alexander Zverev, David Goffin and Gael Monfils, and then captured the much-hyped first installment of the Next Gen ATP Finals in November.It was about this time that Duguid recommended Chung try a new coach. U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson had just split with Godwin, his long-time South African coach, and Duguid thought he might be a good fit for Chung.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Chung has only tweeted four times since setting up the account on Wednesday, but had more than 11,000 followers within 24 hours. And counting.“From what I’ve heard, it’s blowing up in Korea pretty big,” Chung’s coach, Neville Godwin, said Thursday at Melbourne Park. “The day after the Djokovic match, he was front page in every single Korean newspaper. And deservedly so.”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 folkOne can only imagine the celebrations that will ensue if he gets past his next opponent, 19-time major winner Roger Federer, to reach his first major final. The two meet in the semifinals on Friday — a match sure to be watched by millions in Chung’s homeland.“I think all the people is watching Australian Open now because we make history in Korea,” Chung said following his quarterfinal win. Chung, however, needed some convincing. He’s worked hard on his English in recent years, but was hesitant to take on a Western coach due to the potential language barrier.“Then he did a trial (with Godwin) and the trial went well,” Duguid said.Godwin had seen Chung play a few times and was excited by the prospect of working with him.“I thought he was an incredible athlete and a very good ball-striker,” Godwin said. “He’s one of the most exciting movers to hit this court since Novak Djokovic broke out the slides on hard courts.”This shouldn’t be surprising given that Chung looked up to Djokovic when he was young and modeled his game after the former No. 1. Chung dreamed of playing on center court at Melbourne Park because this is where Djokovic won the first of his 12 majors in 2008.“I’m just trying to play (like) Novak because he playing good in baseline and he’s mentally really strong,” Chung said after beating Djokovic in the fourth round. “Today my dreams come true.”Now, Chung has another big test in the semifinals: Federer. The Swiss great is playing in his 43rd Grand Slam semifinal; Chung his first.Federer has been impressed by what he’s seen of Chung’s game so far.“I thought he played an incredible match against Novak,” he said. “I mean, to beat him here is one of the tough things to do in our sport.”Godwin said Chung just has to focus on his own game plan and try not to think about Federer’s presence across the net.last_img read more

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Burke leads Knicks past Magic to end 8-game losing streak

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “Our defense was pretty much the reason we won,” said Burke, who came off the bench to hit 12 of 22 shots. “A lot of people look at the offensive end, but defense allowed our offense to get some good looks.”Tim Hardaway Jr. had 23 points and six assists for the Knicks, who won for the first time since Jan. 30 and the first time since losing Kristaps Porzingis for the season to a torn ACL.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 folkEvan Fournier scored 25 points for the Magic, who lost their fourth straight.“We finally guarded somebody,” said Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek, who gave much of the credit to Burke. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “We didn’t get the stops at all, and we just stopped executing in the fourth quarter offensive and defensively,” Fournier said. “That’s how we lost the game. Bad execution. No movement at all. We were all kind of watching each other, and the momentum shifted.”Orlando led 76-65 early in the second half, a lead that disappeared quickly when Enes Kanter scored three baskets a 12-0 run that put the Knicks ahead for the first time since the middle of the first quarter.A layup by Lance Thomas with 9:24 left put the Knicks ahead permanently and launched an 18-6 run that produced a 113-102 lead with 3:39 left.TIP-INSKnicks: Thursday marked the seventh anniversary of the Knicks’ acquisition of F Carmelo Anthony. … F Troy Williams, signed to a 10-day contract Wednesday, scored four points in six minutes.Magic: Rookie F Isaac Austin, who has not played since Dec. 26 due to a sore right ankle, will play in a NBA G League game Friday night. … Vucevic had missed 23 games with a fractured left hand. … Gordon had missed nine games (and the All-Star Slam Dunk contest) with a strained left hip flexor.BAD MOVIE“The defense was bad, really bad in the first quarter,” Kanter said. “Coach came into the locker room and said one thing: ‘We are not going to watch any film. Just go out there and get loose and start the second half with energy.’ We have enough guys to shoot and score the ball. The most important for us right now is defense.”NO MORE MR. NICE GUY“I get criticized for not playing defense. I have accepted that in the past. I’m not accepting it now,” Burke said. “I know I’m quick enough to play defense, I have the mentality to play defense and I know I can be a pest on the ball.”UP NEXTKnicks: Host Boston on Saturday night.Magic: At Philadelphia on Monday night. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New York Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn, left, and guard Trey Burke (23) celebrate a play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. The Knicks won 120-113. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. — The New York Knicks got a season-high 26 points from Trey Burke and put up 120 playing without their All-Star.Yet all they talked about was defense after breaking an eight-game losing streak with a 120-113 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Howard, Walker help Hornets send Nets to 8th straight loss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 “I know Trey can put the ball in the hole and he can get hot,” Hornacek added. “He controls the pace, he’s a guy that can get things going. But defensively I thought he was the key. .. Trey was great on both sides of the court.”The first game after the All-Star break for both teams marked the first Knicks start for guard Emmanuel Mudiay, who was acquired from Denver in a three-team trade on Feb. 8. It also marked the returns from injury for center Nikola Vucevic and forward Aaron Gordon of the Magic. Vucevic finished with 19 points and six rebounds.The Magic made 11 of their first 12 shots, including all five 3-pointers, on their way to a 41-point first quarter and a 10-point lead. Orlando shot 61 percent in the first half.“The first half, offensively, was as good as we’ve played all year,” said Orlando coach Frank Vogel.The second half, not so much.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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FBI probe docs list range of payments to top college basketball players

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The depth of the violations raises questions about the structure of college athletics, a business funded primarily through college football and basketball, including $19.6 billion in TV money for the NCAA Tournament over the past 22 years — a hoops extravaganza American sports fans know as March Madness.NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement Friday the allegations “if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America.”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 folkYahoo said Friday that the documents obtained in discovery during the investigation link current players including Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Duke’s Wendell Carter and Alabama’s Collin Sexton to potential benefits that would be violations of NCAA rules.Michigan State and Duke officials said Friday they didn’t believe their players did anything wrong, and Alabama coach Avery Johnson said Sexton, who was held out of the season opener for violating NCAA rules, will play Saturday against Arkansas. According to the report, players over the past several years and family members allegedly received cash, entertainment and travel expenses from former NBA agent Andy Miller and his agency ASM Sports. Line items in four pages of documents released by Yahoo showed a wide range, including some five-figure payments and two dinners for less than $40 each.Don Jackson, an Alabama-based attorney who has worked on numerous college eligibility cases, said the root of the problem is that the NCAA’s model of amateurism doesn’t work.“This problem can be solved if players are compensated,” Jackson said. “The NCAA is not capable of adequately policing tens of thousands of athletes around the country.”A balance sheet from December 2015 lists several payments under “Loan to Players,” including $43,500 to Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith, who played one season at North Carolina State in 2016-17. Another document says Smith received $73,500 in loans.N.C. State athletic director Debbie Yow said the school disassociated itself from Miller in 2012.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Documents also said Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead received $26,136 while a freshman at Seton Hall, and Tim Quarterman, now playing for the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League, received at least $16,000 while a junior at LSU.The story said the mother of Bridges received $400 in a cash advance. Current Kentucky player Kevin Knox, Carter and Sexton are listed among players or families meeting or having meals with former ASM Sports associate Christian Dawkins.Coaches and athletic officials at several schools, including Clemson, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Southern California, Utah and Wichita State said they did not know of the alleged payments until Yahoo’s report was released, but pledged to cooperate in any investigation. Several coaches distanced themselves from Miller.“Personally, I welcome the scrutiny on the sport of men’s basketball because the behavior of some agents, along with reports of other illegal recruiting activities, is hurting the sport,” Utah athletic director Chris Hill said.Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said he isn’t surprised by anything that happens in college hoops.“We can sit here and talk about it for days on end if we wanted to, all the things that have gone on in college basketball,” Barnes said. “I’m not surprised by any of it.”Lawyers for two of the 10 defendants arrested in the federal cases said it was inappropriate for Yahoo to have the documents.“An effort was clearly made to embarrass some defendants and cast aspersions on some current student athletes whose only ‘crime’ may be that their relatives didn’t reimburse an agent for a single steak dinner,” said Jeffrey Lichtman, who represents former Southern California assistant basketball coach Tony Bland, who was fired last month after his arrest. Bland is accused of receiving a $13,000 bribe for steering the team’s players to Dawkins and a financial adviser when they became professionals. Bland pleaded not guilty in November to charges related to bribery and wire fraud.Dawkins attorney Steven Haney Sr. said the report doesn’t mean Dawkins broke the law.“In the most simple of legal terms; prove it,” Haney said in an email. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Butler hurt as Rockets beat Wolves for 11th straight win FILE – In this March 30, 2017, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference in Glendale, Ariz. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. NCAA president Mark Emmert says in a statement Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, the allegations “if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America.” (AP Photo/Matt York)New details of payments to athletes in a federal investigation that has lurked in the shadows since first rocking college basketball last fall mark the latest threat to the sport’s basic foundation, showing the breadth of alleged corruption.Bank records and other expense reports that are part of the investigation list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports.ADVERTISEMENT Jackson said the NCAA or the schools would need to conduct their own investigations as opposed to making any rulings based on the documents from the FBI probe.“They can’t just automatically accept the credibility of this document,” the Alabama-based attorney said.Emmert said the NCAA Board of Governors and recently formed independent Commission on College Basketball are committed to “making transformational changes” and will cooperate with the federal prosecutors to “identify and punish the unscrupulous parties seeking to exploit the system through criminal acts.”last_img read more

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Peru’s Guerrero impresses coach for decider against France

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Fajardo feels sorry for self after banging bodies with Smith: ‘He’s not just big he’s good’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The veteran striker didn’t have any qualms about being kept on the bench for Peru’s first match, saying he “respects the decision of the professor.”“Whenever he needs me, I will be ready. The next match will be tough, but we have the means to win it,” Guererro said.The victory gave Denmark a crucial advantage over Peru in Group C after France edged Australia 2-1 earlier in the day.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Peru’s Paolo Guerrero reacts during the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)SARANSK, Russia — Striker Paolo Guerrero played only for 30 minutes in Peru’s 1-0 opening World Cup loss to Denmark, but his impressive form after a long doping ban already indicates he’ll likely play a bigger role in his country’s next match against France.Coach Ricardo Gareca kept Guerrero on the bench at the start of the game in Saransk, which upset tens of thousands of fans who showed up at the 44,000-seater Mordovia Arena. He waited an hour, until after Peru had wasted several opportunities — including one from the penalty spot — to send on the team’s all-time leading scorer.ADVERTISEMENT “What we need now is to analyze the match against France and pick the best settings,” Gareca said. “We need to digest this defeat and deal with France as quickly as possible.”Veteran Peru player Jefferson Farfan, who played up front on Saturday, suggested his close friend deserved to be in the starting lineup for the next game.“We have to think of France, forget this match and start from scratch,” Farfan said. “Guerrero once more proved he is key for this group of players.”Guererro was Peru’s top goal scorer in South American World Cup qualifying, netting five in the campaign. But he has played few games since FIFA’s initial suspension in November.He blamed his doping test failure on a tainted cup of tea at a Lima hotel.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ A Guerrero header two minutes later forced Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel into a save. Three minutes later the 34-year-old Guerrero, who played only a handful of games this year, almost equalized for Peru with a clever backheel kick.Overall, his presence gave Peru more structure in attack and had the other benefit for his team of drawing Denmark’s defense, creating opportunities for Yoshimar Yotun in the middle.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 crown“I saw him doing well. He adapted to the atmosphere of the game quickly,” Gareca said in his post-match news conference.Peru faces France on Thursday in a potentially decisive match in Pool C, and that puts Guerrero right into the frame to start. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Huskies to play Blades in lone weekend game

first_imgThe Huskies will be taking on the NWJHL’s fifth place, as Beaverlodge enters the weekend with a record of 2-2-0 and four points.Fort St. John enters the weekend in last place with a 1-3-0 record and two points, but could catch the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks and Beaverlodge Blades, both tied for fifth in the league, with a win and a Junior Canucks loss.Despite only one game Saturday, the Huskies have a busy upcoming schedule, as they will play three games next week. The Pups will play three games in four days starting Thursday, October 25, when they welcome the Sexsmith Vipers to the North Peace Arena.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Chaffey opens playoffs with loss

first_imgChaffey (28-7), was seeded fourth in the Southern California Regional, and lost last year in the first round as the No. 3 seed. Compton (21-9) was seeded 13th. “They played well. They did a nice job,” Chaffey coach Jeff Klein said. “We usually try to wear down the opponent, and tonight we didn’t.” RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Fresno will have to wait for another year. The Chaffey College men’s basketball team suffered its second straight first-round loss in the state playoffs, this time squandering an eight-point second-half lead in an 87-77 loss to Compton on Saturday night at Sicosky Gym. In fact, Chaffey looked more worn down than Compton at the end, due in part to key players Bobby Kovach and Jamar Berry both being sick. Berry tied for team-high honors with 16 points, but scored only four points in the second half. “You could tell he didn’t have anything left,” Klein said. The Tartars had plenty left, even after falling behind 58-50 on an Isaac Segovia basket with 12:28 to play. Compton, which attacked the basket all night, got a three-point play from Jeremy Lightfoot with 7:41 to play that gave the Tartars their first lead of the second half, 65-64. center_img Moments later, Compton went on an 8-0 run to go up 73-66 with 5:19 to play and put the Panthers in catchup mode. Chaffey struggled from 3-point range in the second half, hitting only two of 11 3-pointers. “There was a time when we were down five, and if Alwyn (Jordan, 10 points) makes his 3-pointer, we’re down two,” Klein said. “But he didn’t, and they came back and scored.” It was a different story than the first time the teams met, way back in November which Chaffey won 101-87. “The first time we played them, we hadn’t really scouted them,” Compton coach Allen Caveness said. “They’re a tough team because you can’t have any lapses against their constant pressure.” Compton’s Justin Carter and Wayne Andrews were an unstoppable combination in the second half. Carter had 16 of his 25 points after halftime (to go along with 10 rebounds), and Andrews 12 of his 23 points after intermission and added 11 rebounds. “Against Chaffey, there’s a lot of ebbs and flows,” Caveness said. “You have to stay with the gameplan.” Compton had two other factors working in its favor. The first was a strong Compton crowd that traveled to Rancho Cucamonga. “I thought we were playing in their gym,” Klein said. The second was the disrespect the Tartars felt after getting a 13th seed. “We didn’t feel like there was a nine-seed difference between us and Chaffey,” Caveness said. Compton came out with energy at the start, scoring the game’s first 10 points and leading by as many as 11 in the opening five minutes. The Panthers took their first lead of the first half with 8:02 to play in the half, before opening up a 45-41 halftime lead. Segovia scored three 3-pointers in the first half and tied Berry in team-high scoring honors with 16. CHAFFEY-MT. SAC WOMEN It was the Panthers who had given Mt. San Antonio College it’s closest win of the season, a 54-50 victory in the Mounties’ fourth game of the season. Ultimately, it was the Panthers whose season ended against No. 1 seed Mt. SAC. The host Mounties dominated play from the outset and led 40-7 at halftime on their way to a 68-31 win in the second round of the Southern California Regional tournament. “Our energy was really good tonight,” 12th-year coach Laura Beeman said. “We jumped on them pretty quickly. I’m really proud of the way we got after them.” An energized Mt. SAC team, coming off a first-round bye, turned up the pressure against the Panthers and scored the last 14 points of the first half. Sophomore forward Chari Smith scored a game-high 12 points and sophomore guard Tay Hester added 10 for the Mounties (33-1), who will host No. 8 seed Antelope Valley, a team they’ve already beaten this season, on Saturday at 7 p.m. “Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve really worked on our defense and our rotations,” Beeman said. “Our ball pressure was really good.” 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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Election shakes up City Council

first_imgHe was followed closely by Gracie Gallegos-Smith, 41, a local businesswoman, who received 1,673 votes. Salcido, 38, a teacher at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, received the third-highest number of votes, 1,585, securing the third open seat on the council. All three will be sworn in at the March 20 council meeting. Defeated were long-time incumbents Carlos Garcia and Pete Ramirez, both of whom were first elected to the council in 1997. Garcia received 1,404 votes and Ramirez got 1,361 votes. Challengers Martin Morones and Al Armijo also lost, receiving 1,200 votes and 962 votes, respectively. Garcia said he was “perfectly OK” at having lost. PICO RIVERA – When all was said and done Tuesday, voters went for change on Pico Rivera’s City Council. They ousted two incumbents who had each served for a decade and voted in two newcomers, including one who has resided in the city for only the past two years. Only Councilman Gregory Salcido, one of three incumbents seeking re-election, was returned to office by voters. “I think everyone pulled together and saw leadership in me that they felt was important,” said newcomer Bob Archuleta. “When a community speaks like that, the city is asking for some change and stability.” Although he moved to Pico Rivera just two years ago, Archuleta, 60, who serves on the county’s Military and Veterans Affairs Commission, nevertheless was the top vote-getter Tuesday, receiving 1,689 votes. “I wish all the new council members the best,” he said in a brief message Wednesday. “If they do good, we’ll all do good.” Ramirez said he was disappointed. “I thought I’d done positive things. But I guess the turnout showed that they didn’t want me back,” he said. Voter turnout was low in Pico Rivera. Only 14.8 percent of the city’s registered voters cast ballots, far fewer than than 20 percent turnout in the last municipal election in 2005, city spokesman Bob Spencer said. With the election now in the past, all three winners Wednesday said their main priority will be finding a new city manager, a post that has been vacant since September. Once that person is hired, the new council can get down to other pressing issues, the three winners said. “We need to get a legitimate city manager on board,” Salcido said. “From that point, that’s where we could start executing the visions this council has.” “Once we have that behind us, we can start trying to reunite everyone,” agreed Archuleta. Salcido said he also hopes to push for the completion of a county plan to renovate the Pico Rivera Library and local railroad upgrade projects, including a bridge or underpass for the Passons Boulevard rail crossing. “I’m optimistic and look forward to working with the newly seated City Council,” he said. “I will speak my mind freely, and I will disagree freely, but all with the goal of moving the city forward.” Archuleta said he’ll make public safety another of his top priorities, and he wants to start holding town hall meetings on a regular basis. Gallegos-Smith, who had previously served on the city’s Planning Commission, said she wants to focus on “easy fix” problems, such as the lack of parking along Telegraph Road and other issues that residents have been concerned about. “Having a seat on the council, we can make a better move to help those folks,” she said. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want 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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‘DONEGAL’ ARTIST NOMINATED FOR TURNER PRIZE

first_imgAn artist which strong Donegal connections has been nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize.George Shaw is the son of Letterkenny woman Eilish Keys from Sentry Hill.George is also the nephew of well-known Letterkenny businessman and garage owner Tommy Keys. The artist, who has been painting for 15 years, was born in Coventry but regularly returns to Donegal on holiday.He is noted and lauded for his work with paint used to colour aircraft models.George said he is sometimes embarrassed by hos tools which he has used.However his paintings of the surroundings in which he grew up including his own house, the pub in which he used to drink with his late father and a local phonebox have made him hot property. ‘DONEGAL’ ARTIST NOMINATED FOR TURNER PRIZE was last modified: December 5th, 2011 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:artist George ShawTurner Prizelast_img read more

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EVIL KILLER LOSES BID TO STOP ARLENE INQUEST

first_imgA SICK killer today lost his bid to stop an inquest into a young girl police believe he killed.Arlene Arkinson, a 15-year-old from Castlederg, Co Tyrone, disappeared after attending a disco in Bundoran in 1994.An inquest was ordered in 2007, but has still not taken place. Mr Justice Treacy in the High Court in the North dismissed a legal bid to stop it by a convicted child-killer Robert Howard. He was acquitted of murdering Arlene – the jury was never told he had carried out similar killings.The judge urged the senior coroner in the North to ensure no further delay.He said there had been “unconscionable delay which has bedevilled the present proceedings”.Evil Robert Howard was acquitted of Arlene’s murder in 2005. His legal team said the inquest would be used to attempt to undermine that verdict.Howard, 67, who had lived near her home, was already serving life for raping and killing 14-year-old Hanna Williams from Deptford, south London.The judge said that coroners who ensure they respect the rights of people such as Howard must be equally careful with those of the next of kin.“The old adage that ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ is nowhere more appropriate than in the Coroner’s Court which often represents a family’s last chance to achieve an outcome that offers closure to a most painful episode in their lives,” said Mr Justice Treacy.“In the present case I am not satisfied that everything possible was done to secure a prompt outcome to the inquest proceedings.“It is concerning that four years have now elapsed since this inquest was first announced and no substantive progress has yet been made in that inquest hearing.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comEVIL KILLER LOSES BID TO STOP ARLENE INQUEST was last modified: December 7th, 2011 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:Arlene Arkinsonlast_img read more

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