James scores 25, gets 17 assists as Cavs beat Hawks

first_imgCleveland’s ball movement kept Atlanta’s defenders scrambling all night in chasing the open man.“Guys are sharing the ball extremely well,” James said. “When the ball is moving, energy is behind it and guys are in rhythm.”“It’s a tried and true formula,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “You have a great player and you surround him with 3-point shooters. LeBron is obviously a great player and a great facilitator. We defended him pretty well but when we pressured the ball, he kicked it out for open shots.”James is shooting 58 percent from the field and still makes a point of finding teammates.“That’s just who I am,” he said. “I’ve never liked being a volume shooter. That’s just not my game. Me being efficient just helps our team ultimately.”ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, passes against Atlanta Hawks’ Taurean Prince in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James always takes pride in being efficient. His numbers Tuesday night were several steps beyond that.James had 25 points and tied a career-high with 17 assists, as Cleveland defeated the Atlanta Hawks 123-114 — the Cavaliers’ 15th win in 16 games.ADVERTISEMENT James, as he has done all season, turned in an almost error-free performance. He was 11 of 13 from the field, had seven rebounds and two turnovers. James was given a standing ovation when he was removed from the game with 2:34 remaining.The four-time MVP set the tone for the entire team. The Cavaliers hit a season-high 20 3-pointers, including nine in the first quarter. Cleveland had a season-high 35 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“For me to get assists means somebody’s making shots,” James said. “That’s always been an enjoyment of mine to be able to see my teammates reap the benefits of the pass that I try to put on time and on target.”Kyle Korver had 19 points, including six 3-pointers. Kevin Love, returning after missing a game with a hip injury, scored 17 points, all in the first half. Love had 11 points in the first quarter after sitting out Saturday’s game against Philadelphia. He had 12 rebounds. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Cavaliers: Wade, who plays point guard with the second unit, missed his second game of the season. James took over most of those duties when the bench players were on the court. … Cleveland has scored 100 or more points in 21 consecutive games. … Cleveland has won nine straight at home.UP NEXTHawks: Host Detroit on Thursday. The Pistons beat Atlanta 111-104 in Detroit on Nov. 10.Cavaliers: Host the Lakers on Thursday. Cleveland has won the last six games in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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He is averaging 11.5 points and shooting 46 percent.The Cavaliers built a 24-point lead in the fourth quarter and set a team record with 10 or more 3-pointers in 17 consecutive games.The Hawks defeated the Cavaliers 117-115 in Cleveland on Nov. 5, which was Atlanta’s second win of the season. Atlanta had beaten Cleveland three of the last four games dating to last season.Dennis Schroder scored 14 points after sitting out the final 8:14 of the Hawks’ loss in New York on Sunday.Jose Calderon had a season-high 14 points while J.R. Smith had eight assists, his most of the season.CAVALIER RETURNCenter Tristan Thompson, playing for the first time since Nov. 1 when he strained his left calf, was scoreless and didn’t have a rebound in 6 minutes. Thompson is on limited minutes and didn’t play in the second half.NEW EXPERIENCERookie center Tyler Cavanaugh, who is on a two-way contract, made his first NBA start for Atlanta, scoring 11 points with nine rebounds in 28 minutes.“It stunk because they kind of took it to us tonight,” he said. “But it was a great opportunity to compete against the best player in the league.”TIP-INSHawks: F John Collins (sprained left shoulder) practiced with Atlanta’s G-League team — the Erie BayHawks — at Quicken Loans Arena earlier in the day, but missed his sixth straight game. … C Mike Muscala (sprained left ankle) did not travel with the team, while C Dewayne Dedmon (left leg stress reaction) missed his seventh game in a row. 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Maroons, Warriors pull off UAAP stunners

first_imgThe Tamaraws absorbed their second upset this season as they dropped to 2-2, which included a defeat to the University of Santo Tomas.Bright Akhuetie delivered a strong performance for the second straight game with 19 points and 19 rebounds, while Juan Gomez De Liano finished with 17 points, including back-to-back baskets down the stretch that kept the Archers at bay.“We needed these kinds of wins to know how to be better [in the endgame],” said Perasol, after the Maroons nearly wasted a 14-point advantage in the final period. “We know there’s much to be desired by how we ended the game, but we can’t forget the fact that we won.”The Archers looked out of it after Akhuetie, Jun Manzo and Diego Dario combined to give the Maroons a 61-47 cushion. But unlike their loss to the Falcons last Wednesday when they gave up a nine-point lead late, the Maroons showed poise down the stretch as De Liano came up with big plays.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? More than their counterparts, University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol and University of the East rookie mentor Joe Silva carried the huge burden of expectations heading into their team’s matches on Sunday in UAAP Season 81.By the time they left the Mall of Asia Arena, the two mentors took a measure of satisfaction with Perasol figuring out a way to solve the Fighting Maroons’ endgame woes and Silva grabbing his first victory as a coach in the collegiate level.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tapales gets his groove back View comments Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race PLAY LIST 01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 Four days after losing via a last-second shot to the league leading Adamson Falcons, the Maroons staved off a fourth quarter fightback from the La Salle Green Archers for a 67-61 victory that ended a four-game slide.Later, the Warriors gifted Silva, a multititled coach with Ateneo in the juniors’ division, with a first victory at the expense of the surprisingly listless Far Eastern U Tamaraws, 90-65.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAlvin Pasaol came off the bench to knock in 25 points, 13 boards and five steals, while Philip Manalang got 13 points and 12 assists for the Warriors, who opened the season with four straight losses.“Well, at least the monkey is off our backs,” said Silva. “I just told them to work hard and the results will follow. I told the boys we already deserved to win and they showed it today.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Senior Flyers down Grimshaw for second straight shootout win

first_imgThe Fort St. John Senior Flyers improved their record to 4-0 in the early stages of the North Peace Hockey League season on Saturday night. They were in Grimshaw to take on the Huskies, and after beating Spirit River in a shootout the night previous, the Flyers won again in a shootout 4-3.Grimshaw held a 1-0 going into the second before a flurry of goals made up the middle frame. The Huskies took a 2-0 lead 51 seconds in, but the Flyers quickly got it back 19 seconds later. Grimshaw would go up 3-1, but two goals by Fort St. John late in the period in a span of 2:15 knotted the game up.There was no scoring in the rest of the game which resulted in matters being settled in the shootout. Goalie Travis McLean turned aside all five Grimshaw skaters he faced, while potting the winner for the Flyers was Josh Bruha.- Advertisement -Scoring in regulation for the Flyers were Rick Cleaver, Brennan Giroux, and Josh Bruha.McLean made 36 saves in the game.Next for Fort St. John is a game in Manning on Saturday night.Advertisementlast_img read more

Achesa sweats to convince he’s the man to replace CS Wario

first_imgThe former Party of National Unity (PNU) Western region coordinator and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) national youth leader affirmed while appearing before the committee on Friday that despite his short stint as a sportsperson, he has the ability to ably lead the ministry.“Being a former sports person I have worn that shoe before and I know how it fits and how it pinches. I understand the challenges sportsmen go through in this country,”“What I can assure Kenyans is that through the skills I have acquired by being the coordinator of PNU and youth chairman ODM as well as running a company, I will inject same skills to turn the sports ministry around,” Achesa said when asked by Speaker Justin Muturi why he feels he is the man for the job.Achesa has had a bigger career in politics than in sports administration.He has however told the committee that away from his active days as a boxer with the Mumias Boxing Club and the Kenya Prisons Boxing team, he has been involved as the patron of the Western Kenya Boxing Association as well as Kenyan Premier League side Kakamega Homeboyz.Though vague in his responses on how he will restore administrative excellence and reduce corruption in the ministry, Achesa hinted that as the new Sports Ministry boss, he will look to work with county governments and at constituency level to improve talent tapping.Sports Cabinet Secretary nominee Rashid Achesa appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments for vetting on February 9, 2018. PHOTO/Moses MuokiThis, is a song sang often, but never quite implemented by those who came before him.“I will make sure we have 47 academies in each of the counties in collaboration with county governments to ensure we nurture talent from grass-root so that we have a stronger national team and in the end improve sports,” noted Achesa.In relation to Kenya’s miss to host the African Nations Championship (CHAN) which has just ended in Morocco, Achesa said to avert a similar blip, he will source for funds from the national government as well as the private sector to ensure stadia are ready in time.If approved by Parliament. Achesa will have a tough time putting together a ministry that was dogged with baggage during Wario’s five year tenure, from Kenya’s fight with the World Anti Doping Authority, alleged mismanagement and underfunding of national teams and the most recent one, Kenya’s miss to host CHAN.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nominated Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Achesa while appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments on February 9, 2018. PHOTO/Moses MuokiNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 8 – Barely half an hour into his grilling by the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments, Sports Cabinet Secretary nominee Rashid Achesa was already wiping off sweat as he was put on the spot by members to prove why he is the right man for the post.Achesa, largely unknown in the sports field was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta to take up the post vacated by Hassan Wario who has since been nominated as Kenya’s ambassador to Austria.last_img read more

Poll: Will Jose Mourinho see out the rest of the season at Chelsea?

first_img1 Chelsea’s struggling season took another turn for the worse yesterday after a humiliating 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.The Blues have now lost eight of their first 15 Premier League games and sit just two points above Saturday’s opponents.Their starting line up yesterday cost north of £200m while the Cherries’ XI, in stark contrast, was valued at around £1.3m.But will Jose Mourinho survive? Or will Roman Abramovich wield his axe? Jose Mourinho last_img

REVEALED: UNREGISTERED NURSE WORKED AT LETTERKENNY SEX ASSAULT TREATMENT CLINIC

first_imgGardaí and the Health Service Executive have contacted 25 people who were examined at the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in Letterkenny amid concerns over the status of a nurse who worked there.And there are fears evidence may now not be admissable in court.It has emerged the nurse was not registered with the Nursing Bord, An Bord Altranais, meaning that the examination of individuals and evidence collected may potentially be compromised. The HSE was aware that the nurse was not registered and has launched an investigation into how she was able to continue to practice.Nurses are required to be registered with An Bord Altranais to practice here but the nurse in question was removed from the register in 2009 for non payment of fees.The HSE says it was notified at the time and that the information was made available within the organisation but that it did not filter down to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in Letterkenny General Hospital.It became aware of the issue in the last few weeks after a review at the Treatment Unit and says the nurse in question is no longer on duty. Twenty-five people who were examined at the unit in the last 18 months were contacted yesterday by gardai and the HSE.The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland says they were told that forensic evidence gathered may not be admissible in court.Gardaí say the matter has been brought to the attention of the Director of Public Prosecutions.The HSE says it has appointed two independent experts to carry out a review to establish how a staff member could continue to practice without being registered.REVEALED: UNREGISTERED NURSE WORKED AT LETTERKENNY SEX ASSAULT TREATMENT CLINIC was last modified: May 12th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ERRIGAL COLLEGE TO HOST ITS INAUGURAL 5K RACE AND WALK

first_imgLetterkenny’s Errigal College will hold its inaugural 5K Race & Walk on Thursday 2nd May 2013 at 7.30pm.The accurate and athletic Ireland approved route will be both enjoyable and challenging for both runner and walker.It starts at Errigal College and stays left via Hospital roundabout, Oatfield roundabout to Ballyraine Road, along the Ramelton Road, up past the Church of the Irish Martyrs, up Gortlee & Lower Carnamuggagh to emerge onto the New Industrial Park Road, finishing at the entrance to the Donegal Hospice. This is a great chance to try out those new runners for the NW10k on the following Sunday as the race/walk will take in some of the 10k route.The school is encouraging young and old to take part.Entry fee for runners is €8, for walkers €5 & students €5. Changing facilities and refreshments are available at the College.The prizes for runners are kindly sponsored by Brendan McGlynn & Associates and the Quiet Moment Tea Rooms & Sandwich Bar. There will be spot prizes for walkers.  Registration in the College Gym from 6.30pm Errigal College would like to thank the Donegal Athletic Board and members of Letterkenny athletic Club for their invaluable assistance with the event. ERRIGAL COLLEGE TO HOST ITS INAUGURAL 5K RACE AND WALK was last modified: May 1st, 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:5kerrigal collegelast_img read more

Aziz Damani, Challengers victorious in Cricket league

first_imgRajesh Nair’s premier knocked an unbeaten 140 to help his side chase down Strikers .Premier has only managed one win this season for the record against the slayers strikers.Strikers was able to post 317 thanks largely to Rogers Olipa (61) and Derrick Bakunzi (63) who dug them out of a pit at 90/6. The pair had a partnership of more than 100 runs and a late cameo from Richard Agamire (27) took the score past the 300 mark.With the quality of bowlers in the Strikers attack, Premier needed something special to overhaul the total. Rajesh Nair seized the moment by taking on the Strikers attack with an array of beautiful shots. His 360 knock was supported by his captain Ratesh Nair (30) who was with him till the end.This was Premier’s first win of the season and Strikers will have to take the loss as a chance missed to gained some upward movement in a table that is becoming very tight.Aziz Damani the defending champions are closing in on their second title in a row after seeing off KICC at the lakeside oval in Entebbe.Riazat Shah the national team all rounder(100) was the hero for Damani scoring a big century with support from Saud Islam (56).KICC hustled to overhaul the richly assembled Damani side but national team opening bowler Bilal Hassan (5/35) had other ideas picking a fiver giving the defending champions an 86 run win.Meanwhile, Challengers ended Ceylon Lions winning streak with a 32 run victory at the Kyambago Grounds.Aneef Sha (100) scored his first century in local cricket with forgotten man Arthur Kyobe (70) backing him up with a half century.Simon Ssesazi (51) continued his impressive display with the bat for Ceylon Lions but his half century was not enough to drag his side over the line as they were all out with 32 runs required.Lugogo OvalStrikers CC 317/9 Derrick Bakunzi 63(66), Rogers Olipa 61(48) in 50 overs lost to Premier CC 321/6 Rajesh Nair 140(101) n.o, Ronald Opio 39(52) in 48.1 overs by 4 wicketsToss won by Premier who opted to fieldMan of match: Rajesh Nair 140(101) n.oKyambogo OvalChallengers CC 302/7 Aneef Mohamed 100(92), Arthur Kyobe 70(85) in 50 overs beat Ceylon Lions 270/10 Arnold Otwani 89(91), Simon Ssesazi 51(32), Narinder Singh 47(50) in 46.1 overs by 32 runsToss won by Ceylon who opted to fieldMan of match: Aneef Mohamed 100(92), 2/32 in 10 oversEntebbe OvalAziz Damani 278/8 Riazat Shah 108(105), Saudi Islam 58(56) in 50 Overs beat KICC 192/10 Pankal Shatpute 80(74) in 42.3 overs by 86 runsToss won by Damani who opted to batMan of match: Riazat Shah 108(105), 2/18 in 5 oversComments Tags: National cricket leaguelast_img read more

Questions surround asbestos pipes left after replacement works

first_imgQuestions have been raised over a stretch of pipes left behind after pipe replacement works from Lough Salt to Letterkenny.The old pipes, which were made with asbestos, are believed to remain in the ground alongside the new water infrastructure.Cllr Michael McBride raised the matter with the Letterkenny MD on Wednesday. He asked what policy the council has on the disused pipes, given that the public is advised to dispose of other asbestos waste in a safe manner. Joe Ferry, Senior Chemist for the council said that there is no environmental risk with leaving the pipes in the ground, given the amount of time they’ve already been there.“It’s more of a risk if you move them at all,” Mr Ferry said.Cllr McBride replied: “My own opinion is that they should be removed.”The issue was raised outside of the planned agenda at this month’s municipal district meeting. Questions surround asbestos pipes left after replacement works was last modified: May 16th, 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)last_img read more

49ers moved into two more prime-time slots vs. Packers, Rams

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Fresh off losing for the first time this season in a Monday night madhouse, the 49ers got assigned two more prime-time kickoffs at Levi’s Stadium in the coming weeks.— Their Nov. 24 game against the Green Bay Packers was flexed into NBC’s Sunday Night Football slot at 5:20 p.m., after originally scheduled for 1:25 p.m. on Fox. It replaces Seahawks-Eagles as the late game in Week 12.— Their Week 16 game against the Los Angeles Rams will take place on Saturday night, Dec. 21, at …last_img read more