AP: The stars did not disappoint. And the most-celebrated closing night in NBA regular-season history not only lived up to expectations, it might have exceeded them with a pair of performances that will be talked about for years to come. Golden State became the first team to win 73 games in a season, Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored 46 points and topped the 400 3-pointer mark to cap what will almost certainly be his second straight MVP campaign. Kobe Bryant’s career with the Los Angeles Lakers ended in most surprising fashion – a 60-point game, the first time he’s gotten to that plateau since 2009. “I think this has been an amazing day for sports fans, basketball fans in particular,” Bryant said as he wore his Lakers’ uniform about an hour after the game, not quite willing to take it off for the final time. “It’s been a great day with them setting such an unbelievable record – you think about that, 73 wins, that’s ridiculous. And then obviously what happened here tonight, it’s been a great night in basketball history.” That most everyone can agree on, including President Barack Obama, Michael Jordan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104, finishing the season 73-9 and breaking the 72-10 mark that was put together by Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and lasted 20 years as the NBA’s all-time single-season standard. Steve Kerr played for that Bulls team, and was the one who went on to coach these Warriors to a level not even that club could reach. CONGRATS FROM JORDAN Jordan congratulated the Warriors in a statement released after the game. He also said, “The Warriors have been a lot of fun to watch and I look forward to seeing what they do in the playoffs.” In other words, Jordan was saying ‘now go win the title.’ When the Bulls won 72 games, they capped that season with a championship. Somehow, the Warriors’ 73-win record – “the new Golden Standard”, the team called it – almost seemed overshadowed. “Nobody really cares about the 73 wins it was all about Kobe today,” Indiana guard C.J. Watson wrote on Twitter. That’s how impressive Bryant’s last game was. “There’s no way I could possibly imagine this happening,” Bryant said. Who could? Bryant scored 60 points and took 50 shots, the most of any game in his career a total that came with the blessing of team-mates, who just wanted him to score as much as possible one final time. “Felt good to be able to do that,” Bryant said, “one last time.” Fans in Los Angeles bought up just about every piece of Bryant memorabilia they could find at Staples Center, and 350 miles or so up the road at Oracle Arena, Warriors fans cheered long and loud when the 73rd win was finally secure. “The team held itself to a high standard throughout the season, playing with purpose every night and captivating fans around the world with its free-flowing style, spectacular shooting and flair for the dramatic,” Silver said. “Kudos to the entire Warriors organisation.” Not long after Silver released his statement, the NBA put out its schedule for the first round that starts Saturday. The confetti that flew in Oakland was swept up, the champagne that was sprayed on Bryant after his finale had long dried. The night was over. The playoffs await for the Warriors, but not Bryant. His career is done, and his last act on the floor at Staples Center was a two-word farewell to Lakers fans: “Mamba out.”
MOST READ “He’ll be unconscious inside two rounds, really one round, only for the 10-second count I will give him maybe surviving into the second,” said McGregor, who enters the boxing world with a 21-3 MMA record. “But if it’s 10-ounce gloves, maybe four rounds. But under four rounds he’ll be unconscious.”READ: Mayweather, McGregor clash over racism FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But if McGregor plans to fight the same way he worked out for the media on Friday at UFC’s exquisite headquarters in southwest Las Vegas, Mayweather shouldn’t have any problem improving to 50-0.The 29-year-old Irishman simulated a 12-round boxing match by dancing around punching bags for roughly 47 minutes, at times looking like an out-of-sync boxer with wide swings that left his guard down, awkward combinations and unnecessary shuffling. Other times he looked like an MMA fighter eager to charge his opponent, something he obviously can’t do in a boxing match. But with as much hype and promotion being thrown into the ring with both fighters, McGregor left plenty of intrigue and insists he didn’t show half the boxing skills he honed has a youth in Ireland, simply teasing anyone in attendance and everyone else who may have tuned into any livestreaming on social media.READ: Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already “I don’t know how many times I’ve shocked the world, and I’m going to shock it once again,” McGregor said. “It’s not going to end well for Floyd. It’s not going to end well for all the people doubting me.”The 29-year-old Irishman insists nothing has changed in his training, other than the fact he can’t use his legs or take his opponent to the ground, and he’s the same hard-working fighter that won two Ultimate Fighting Championship titles.“I show up to the gym, I work hard, and through my hard work I gain my confidence – that’s been the same since day one,” said McGregor, the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion and former UFC Featherweight Champion. “The fundamentals are still there, I show up, I work hard.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Los Angeles takes another step toward 2028 Games Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend READ: Mayweather promoter tired of talk about ticket salesWhile speculation is McGregor will be the aggressor early on, his gameplan and strategy remain a mystery since this will be his first professional boxing match. What hasn’t been a mystery is the air of confidence he displays, combined with a clear disdain for his opponent that has him assured he will hand Mayweather his first professional loss.“You can’t prepare for me, you can’t prepare for me, you can’t prepare for the movement, you can’t prepare for any of it,” McGregor said. “He can sit here and watch this (workout), and I’m sure he has been watching that. Let him watch, let him try and study, but you cannot prepare for this. There is nobody in the game that moves like me, that strikes like me and that has the confidence like me.“This is a fight that has been in my crosshairs since Floyd’s been opening his mouth, simple as that. I see a beaten man in his eyes, in his body language, in everything he does. I’m going to knock him out bad, he’s too small. I know he’s fast, I know he’s got good reflexes, I know he’s experienced. I don’t care. I hit you, you fall, and that’s it. He will be unconscious.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor has his hands wrapped before a media workout Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor is convinced he will beat Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26, inside of four rounds.And if the Nevada Athletic Commission approves the fighters’ request to use eight-ounce gloves, he said he will beat Mayweather in the first six minutes of the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES View comments
A new 10-month program will be offered at the Fort Nelson campus of the Northern Lights College next summer.The power engineering and gas processing program is a partnership between the Northeast Aboriginal Skills Employment Project, EnCana Corporation, Spectra Energy and the College.- Advertisement -The program is expected to start in July, 2011 and students will serve nine months of the program at the Fort Nelson campus and one month at the Fort St. John campus. They will also be required to do a practicum at the local Spectra and EnCana facilities.Program graduates will receive training in 4th Class Power Engineering, 160 hours of firing time on the College’s boiler and all four levels of Gas Process Operations.College officials say they are aiming for 75 per cent of all students to be aboriginal.There will be a public information session on the program held on Jan. 5, 2011 from 5 to 7 p.m. and another from 7 to 9 p.m.Advertisement
PSG will take on Amiens in the last eight, after the newly-promoted top-flight club edged out second-tier Tours 2-1.“We needed to improve from the league game and the team was more focused from the start,” said PSG coach Unai Emery.“Maybe we could have scored more goals and played better after it went to 4-2, but we are still happy.”With Neymar having only just returned from a visit to his native Brazil, Emery opted to play Edinson Cavani up front on his own with Kylian Mbappe on the bench.Home hopes of a repeat performance for Strasbourg were dashed in only the 12th minute, as Yoann Salmier sliced Angel Di Maria’s cross into his own net.Argentina international Di Maria made it two midway through the first half, capitalising on a goalkeeping error by Alexandre Oukidja to slot in his fourth goal of the season.But Strasbourg pulled one back before half-time against the run of play as midfielder Jeremy Grimm, who has been with the club throughout their rise from the third tier, slotted into the corner.The hosts battled hard in the second period but their resistance was finally ended when Thomas Meunier crossed for fellow full-back Dani Alves to tap in from close range.German international Julian Draxler impressed in a three-man attacking midfield alongside Di Maria and Javier Pastore, and drilled in to end a nine-game goal drought for club and country.Jeremy Blayac came off the bench to score a late consolation for Strasbourg, but PSG had long since secured their place in the quarters.Elsewhere, a much-changed Lyon were stunned 4-1 at Montpellier despite taking a 10th-minute lead through teenager Myziane Maolida, as Souleymane Camara scored twice for the hosts.Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale was the hero as Lucien Favre’s men edged past managerless Lille on penalties after Mario Balotelli had rescued the a 1-1 draw for the visitors.Monaco will be Nice’s last-eight opponents, after the principality outfit saw off Caen on Tuesday.Rennes beat Marseille in a penalty shootout after an entertaining 2-2 draw at Roazhon Park, where Kostas Mitroglou and Valere Germain scored for the visitors, but to no avail.Quarter-final draw (ties to be played January 9/10):Angers v Montpellier, Amiens v Paris Saint-Germain, Nice v Monaco, Rennes v Toulouse0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani (C) celebrates a goal during their match against Strasbourg (RCSA) on December 13, 2017 at the Meinau stadium in Strasbourg, eastern France © AFP / PATRICK HERTZOGPARIS, France, Dec 14 – Paris Saint-Germain brushed off the absence of Neymar to ease into the French League Cup quarter-finals with a 4-2 victory at Strasbourg on Wednesday.The Ligue 1 leaders gained a measure of revenge for their shock 2-1 league defeat by Strasbourg less than a fortnight ago as they started their bid for a fifth straight League Cup title.
WHITTIER – Were you shaken up by the Whittier Narrows Earthquake 20 years ago? If so we want to hear from you. Tell us, in 200 words or less, your best memory from the Oct. 1, 1987, event that reshaped our community. Selected entries will be included in a special section this newspaper plans to publish on the 20th anniversary of the 5.9 temblor. Submit entries by e-mail to email@example.com, Attn. QUAKE, fax to (562) 698-0450 or mail to 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. Please no phone calls. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 14. Montebello library event is called off MONTEBELLO – A taekwondo demonstration scheduled for Saturday at the Montebello Regional Library has been canceled. For information call (323) 722-6551. Youth program begins Monday WHITTIER – The city’s Whittier Youth Network program will begin Monday at eight schools. The programs will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. for youngsters in second through fifth grades. Cost is $20. Sites include Evergreen, Laurel, Lincoln, Jackson, Leffingwell, Hoover, Longfellow and Murphy Ranch elementary schools. WYN club members participate in a variety of activities and field trips. Each site has recreation leaders and volunteers. For information call (562) 464-3438. New lieutenant for area to speak WEST WHITTIER – Lt. John Voza, the new Whittier unincorporated area lieutenant, will speak at the West Whittier Community Advisory Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sorensen Park, 11419 Rose Hedge Drive. For information call the sheriff’s Pico Rivera station at (562) 949-2421. Youth art classes to start Monday WHITTIER – Youth art classes will begin Monday at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. The classes include conceptual mixed media and painting technique for children ages 6-9. Cost is $40 for Whittier residents and $45 for non-residents. For information call (562) 464-3430. Parent education classes coming up WHITTIER – “Mommy and Me” parent education classes will begin the week of Sept. 10 at the Whittier Adult School, 9401 S. Painter Ave. Classes include “Parent the Infant,” “Parenting the Toddler,” “Parenting the 2-year-old,” “Parenting the Preschooler,” and “Parenting the Pre-kindergartner.” Children will participate with their parents in activities such as singing, educational games, cooperative play and arts and crafts. Both day and night classes are available Monday through Friday. Cost for a 10-week session is $30 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. For information call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 1352 or Ext. 1300. Grandparents to brunch Sunday WHITTIER – The Gardens at Whittier will hold its grandparents day champagne brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. It is located at 8101 Painter Ave. For information call (562) 698-0596. Thrift shop looks for some help WHITTIER – The Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter is in need of volunteers to staff their thrift shop, Sacks on the Boulevard. Volunteers are needed for Tuesday mornings and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Proceeds go to the shelter, which provides a safe haven for women and children who fled domestic-violence situations. The thrift shop also provides clothing to the women and children in the shelter. For information call Jan McMahon, thrift shop manager, at (562) 699-1558. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Jurgen Klopp has criticised his side’s decision-making during their disappointing 1-1 draw with Rubin Kazan at Anfield.The result means Liverpool are second in Group B after three successive draws, four points behind leaders FC Sion.Klopp believes his side were let down by their choices in the final third as they struggled to break the 10 men down, in what was the German’s first game in the Anfield dugout.“It was not frustrating, usually it is, but I am pleased with what we did today – it was better,” he said on BT Sport 2.“The guys tried their best. Of course, we could have won the game.“The team is not full of self-confidence and maybe they got a little bit lost.“But we came back. Against 10 it’s unthinkable sometimes. They had no counters, they stayed deep and we had to find solutions and we couldn’t.“We had lots of shots on goal, 35 I think, but only nine for the goalie. I would say 98 per cent is okay – it’s just the last two per cent, the decision-making per cent.” Jurgen Klopp
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POMONA – More than 400 miles from home, Mark Beaty and his 8-year-old daughter Brooke stood in a morning drizzle Saturday at Fairplex. The Beaty family had come from Sacramento for two things this weekend: Disneyland and the Giant L.A. RV Show. Instead of extended exploration of America’s great backroads, ala Steinbeck’s Travels With Charley, the RV market is increasingly the domain of under-50 weekend warriors. “It’s a totally different crowd,” said Mark Beaty, who was picking up his second “fifth wheel,” a towable RV. Beaty said he and a group of eight or so friends travel into the desert, to Idaho and Utah to circle their wagons and play around for a weekend. Giant RV sales representative Josue Valencia said it’s the children and grandchildren of retired RV owners who are buying them today. “They use them for dry camping, toy hauling; they’re weekend warriors,” he said. In fact, a significant number of vehicles on display at the show were not of the big bus variety, but large trailers or “toy haulers.” Made for towing behind a truck, they are used to ferry motorcycles, dune buggies, jet skis and the like. But the monster coach, the home-on-wheels famous for connecting Americans to the freedom of the road, is unlikely to go out of style. Filling the White Avenue lot at Fairplex, hundreds of RVs, from mobile manors to basic trailers are on display at the show which runs through Jan. 8. firstname.lastname@example.org (909) 483-8555.
Donegal Dragon investor Ramona Nicholas has put her stunning Bundoran home up for sale.The five-bed property is a beach-lovers’ dream, as it boasts panoramic views of Tullan Strand. At a guide price of €635,000, this home is a luxurious gem, made famous after its feature on RTE’s Celebrity Home of the Year 2018.Tullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandBuilt in 2009, the 426sq m (4,584sq ft) mansion has been the family home of Ramona and Canice Nicholas, MDs of the Cara Pharmacy group, and their two children. Ramona told the Irish Times that they are selling up to move to Dublin permanently, where they recently acquired the Abbey Healthcare company.The Nicholas’ have beautifully decorated the revival period home, which features an impressive reception hall, four cosy living rooms, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and an open plan kitchen.Tullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandTullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandTullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandThe views and amenities may be a huge draw for potential buyers. Bundoran’s beaches are world renowned for their extraordinary surfing and the house is just steps away from one of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way.Tullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandImages via Savills.com Dragon Ramona Nicholas’ beautiful beach mansion on the market was last modified: July 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:bundoranRamona Nicholastullan strandWild Atlantic Way
Glenswilly GAA notesNot a bad little win for the underdogs!The parish is getting back to normal after the shock. The shock for everyone else, that is. Okay, we won’t gloat. Thanks must go to the Kilcar team for a sporting and generally good game of football in trying conditions. Their time will come. But our senior team’s time came yet again on Sunday. Nothing more really needs to be said that wasn’t said in the clubhouse when the lads returned on Sunday evening. The sense of pride and clubmanship was so palpable you could almost touch it. From the youngest member, to the chairman and from the people who make the tea to the senior team manager, the sense of community was bursting out from the hall and into the car park. Everyone shared the same pride in equal measure – our club, our community. But it would be remiss not to directly pay tribute to the team, the management and anyone who helped them to get over the line at Mac Cumhaill Park. Days like Sunday make all the rain-soaked, mud-filled nights on the training field worthwhile. Keep those days coming lads. Even underdogs need something to look forward to! U13 boys win shieldNot to be upstaged by their senior counterparts, the U13 boys had their big outing on Monday evening last under the floodlights of Buncrana where they took on Burt in the Division Two Shield Final. Having been beaten by a single point in a tense battle two weeks earlier, the lads knew they had to be at their best for this physical Inishowen team. But the lads responded in magnificent form and reserved their earlier fortunes to win by a single point after another keenly-contest affair between these two sides. Praise goes to Martin Glackin and his backroom team and to the players and parents who trained so hard this season in all sorts of weather. The Shield was a nice reward for the players but most importantly the lads have grown so much over the past few months both as young men as well as athletes. Well done again lads.Under 16 girlsThe Under 16 Girls finished up on Saturday 1st October. Their season concluded with a very exciting match in Malin where they were narrowly defeated in extra time.Thanks to the girls for their commitment this season and to the managers Elaine McFadden and Christy Galligan. Ladies teamThe Ladies team finished up the same weekend, on Sunday 2nd October. Their season ended on a high with a League win over Naomh Mhuire. Thanks to all the ladies and their management team.Thank you to Callaghans for their continued support and sponsorship, to The County Dry Cleaners and The Grill for County Final sponsorship.U13 girlsWeekly training continues for Under 13 Girls, our only team still in action! They have a quarter final game at home this Sunday 23rd October. All support welcome.Strength and conditioning Our Winter Strength and Conditioning Programme for underage girls will commence next Tuesday 25th October. It takes place in the hall from 8 – 9pm every Tuesday. This programme is aimed at girls from our Under 12, 14, 16 and 18 teams and all girls are encouraged to attend. We are very grateful to Martin O’Donnell who has agreed to undertake these training sessions assisted by our own team coaches. Cost to the girls will be €2, the same as weekly training.Ladies AGMThe Ladies Board AGM is scheduled for Saturday 29th October at 8pm.Lotto The winner of last week’s lotto was Katie Mulhern of Cluain Ard, Letterkenny who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 4,11, 14 and 18. Lottos are available at usual outlets and are a vital source of revenue for the club each week.BingoBingo conitnues in the clubhouse each and every Wednesday with a chance to win more than €2,000 in prize money. Bingo starts at 9pm sharp.GAA news: Not a bad win for the underdogs from Glenswilly! was last modified: October 18th, 2016 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:Glenswilly GAA notes
Arcata >> It took all of 21 seconds into the second half and a Mason Sand 3-pointer to cut the Tigers’ lead down to seven points for Ryan Bisio to quickly call a timeout in an attempt to rally his troops.The message was simple.“I just had to remind them one more time what we’re all about,” Bisio said. “That’s connectivity. On that one possession where Sand got the 3, we just weren’t connected. … After that timeout, basically it was game.”The execution out of the timeout was even better. …