Stephen Curry fined $50,000 for tossing mouthguard at official

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) listens to referee Monty McCutchen during the first half of the Warriors’ NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 28, 2015, in Oakland, California. AP FILESAN FRANCISCO, United States — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was fined $50,000 but has escaped a suspension for hurling his mouthguard at a game official, the NBA said on Monday.Curry was ejected after the flashpoint late in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 111-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ The 29-year-old point guard could be seen tossing his mouthpiece after a disputed call.Team-mate Andre Iguodala was fined $15,000 for verbally abusing a game official in the same incident. Team-mate Kevin Durant was also ejected after the stormy end to the defeat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCurry on Monday said he had not been aiming at the official in question when he tossed his mouthpiece.“I think once he saw the mouthpiece flying, he was already throwing me out,” Curry said before his fine was announced. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “I don’t even know if he knew where it went, let alone where it ended up. I would say I wasn’t trying to hit him with it or put him in danger by any type of stretch of the imagination.“Again, it was a dumb thing to do. It was stupid. Learn from it and try to move on and be better.“We were playing terrible, I was frustrated because I was fouling and I thought I got fouled on the last play. The reaction was definitely a little over the top.”The fine means Curry will be free to play later Monday in the Dubs game against the Dallas Mavericks. /cbbADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set ‘One more game’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Gasoline Prices versus Oil Prices

first_imgIt also as much as 20 cents a liter higher, than current prices in many other centres the country and, it is six and half cents higher than it was two months ago.This despite the fact, the price of crude oil is down more than 55 U.S. dollars a barrel, from where it was in mid-July. There is survey confirmation that on a sixty-city cross-country average, last week’s Hurricane-Ike-driven gasoline price increase, was just over seven and half cents a liter.However, given the Gulf Coast refinery storm damage was much less than anticipated, pump prices in many Canadian cities are down again this week, from six to nine cents a liter.Not so however, in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -The price in this city rose eleven and a half cents last week, four cents a liter more than the jump in the national average, as recorded by Calgary based MJ Ervin and Associates.The common posted local price did come down yesterday but, only by two cents a liter, leaving it at a dollar 51 point nine cents today.That is still nearly ten cents a liter higher than it was last week, prior to the so-called storm induced increase.Advertisementlast_img read more

La Puente National Little League celebrates 50 seasons

first_imgLa Puente National Little League will launch its 50th anniversary season with an opening parade and ceremonies on Saturday, March 10, at La Puente Park. The parade starts at 9 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. In conjunction, a carnival is slated for March 8-11. For information call Dan Ayala at (626) 917-2761. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Mbappe plays starring role on return to PSG

first_img0Shares0000Kylian Mbappe celebrates after putting PSG ahead against Guingamp© AFP FRED TANNEAUPARIS, France, Aug 18 – Kylian Mbappe marked his first appearance for Paris Saint-Germain since winning the World Cup by coming off the bench to score a late brace that gave the French champions a 3-1 victory at Guingamp on Saturday.Nolan Roux had given the home side the lead in the Brittany sunshine, and only a combination of Gianluigi Buffon and VAR prevented Thomas Tuchel’s side from being further behind at half-time. But Mbappe came on for the second half and Neymar equalised from the penalty spot soon after, before the 19-year-old France starlet added two goals in the closing 10 minutes to secure the points.“I have very big objectives, so there is no time to loaf around,” Mbappe told Canal Plus at the end of the game.“I brought something to the team but the whole side wanted to do better after a timid start to the match.”It is now two wins from two in Ligue 1 this season for PSG under new coach Tuchel, after they swept aside Monaco 4-0 to win the campaign-opening Champions Trophy in China.“The situation is still difficult for us because the players are not on top form having arrived late after the World Cup,” said Tuchel, who admitted his team had been fortunate not to be 3-0 down at half-time.The capital side were again without a host of big names, including Edinson Cavani, the Uruguayan still not deemed fit to return after a calf injury suffered at the World Cup.Mbappe started on the bench at the Stade du Roudourou along with two fellow French World Cup winners, goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and centre-back Presnel Kimpembe.Instead, Tuchel again put faith in youth, just as he had done in last week’s 3-0 win over Caen. Timothy Weah, the 18-year-old son of the great George Weah, was rewarded for his goal-scoring exploits off the bench in that game with a start here.However, he was hauled off at the interval after a dreadful first-half performance from his side.Buffon kept his team on level terms when he tipped a Roux effort onto the bar early on, but the veteran Italian goalkeeper could not prevent his team from falling behind 20 minutes in.The goal came when Antoine Bernede’s pass put his fellow teenager Colin Dagba in trouble — the full-back got caught in two minds and Marcus Coco intervened to play in Roux for his first goal for the club.– Neymar penalty –Neymar in actionParis were then grateful to the Video Assistant Referee for confirming on-field official Clement Turpin’s decision to disallow a second Guingamp goal in the 25th minute.Coco went round Buffon to set up Nicolas Benezet, but he was adjudged to have fouled Dagba just before heading in.With Mbappe on the field, it was Neymar who levelled the scores with a 53rd-minute penalty he himself had won.That was the Brazilian’s second goal in as many games, but Mbappe’s performances at the World Cup hinted that he could steal more of the limelight from the world’s most expensive player this season.In his first game since scoring in France’s 4-2 final win over Croatia last month, Mbappe put PSG in front with eight minutes left after being set up by Angel Di Maria.And he made sure of the points at the death with a delightful dink over Guingamp’s Swedish goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson, with Neymar this time providing the assist.That goal even drew applause from the Guingamp fans, mindful of the youngster’s role in France’s glorious campaign in Russia.Monaco are at home to Lille in the pick of Saturday’s late games, while Lyon suffered a 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Reims on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Angry Vols take it out on the Bulldogs

first_imgMy, how one game against Georgia (4-2, 2-2 SEC) can change things. “It was huge from a confidence standpoint and, as everybody knows, the SEC East is wide open,” Foster said. “We’d had enough.” Tennessee went after the Bulldogs from the opening kick, and never let up. It scored on four of its first five possessions, showed it really did have a running game and made the Bulldogs look more like a work in progress than a top-15 team. “They beat us soundly today,” Richt said. “Both sides of their line handled us, and they didn’t have to do much in the second half.” Montario Hardesty rushed for 68 yards and a score, and Erik Ainge was 17-for-22 for 165 yards. Tennessee even broke out a trick play, with wide receiver Lucas Taylor throwing for a 56-yard touchdown on his second career pass. Georgia managed only two first downs in the first half, and didn’t cross midfield until after halftime. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEC: Tennessee dominates No. 12 Georgia from start. By Nancy Armour THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer doesn’t like people picking on his team – on or off the field. Hours after a story in the local paper questioned the attitude and direction of struggling Tennessee, the Vols answered back with a decisive 35-14 victory over No. 12 Georgia. Arian Foster rushed for 98 yards and three scores, and the Tennessee defense never let Georgia get moving. The 35 points were the most allowed by the Bulldogs this year, and the loss snapped their three-game winning streak at Neyland Stadium. It also was Georgia’s worst loss since the 2003 Southeastern Conference championship, a 34-13 loss to LSU. “Ordinarily, I’m a pretty big boy and I can take and ignore anything. But I thought it was an incredible cheap shot,” Fulmer said, bringing up the story that quoted anonymous former Vols. “It hit a dang nerve and I don’t appreciate it. It was an incredible cheap shot is what it was. An incredible cheap shot.” Fulmer’s rant wasn’t anywhere near the blistering Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy gave a columnist two weeks ago. But after a tough loss to California and a rout by Florida seemed to ruin Tennessee’s hopes in the SEC for yet another year, it was clear the Vols (3-2, 1-1 SEC) were reeling. last_img read more

Homeless can rest easy

first_imgIn what could be a far-reaching victory for homeless advocates, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that Los Angeles police must stop arresting people who are sleeping or sitting on public sidewalks when shelter beds are not available. If it is allowed to stand, the 2-1 decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals could have broad ramifications as city and county officials seek to deal with the area’s estimated 80,000 homeless residents and move many off downtown’s Skid Row. “Anyone who cares about homelessness and finding positive solutions to this serious issue in our community will be encouraged by this decision,” said Ramona Ripston, executive director of the ACLU and a member of the city’s Homeless Service Authority. Originally filed in February 2003 against the Los Angeles Police Department and Chief Bill Bratton, the suit challenged a city ordinance making it illegal to sit, sleep or lie on a public sidewalk. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIt came as officials were trying to crack down on the homeless and as the downtown area began its economic transformation. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the lawsuit reaffirms the direction in which the city has been moving for the past several months. “That is why we have begun a safe-cities initiative that doesn’t focus on the homeless; it focuses on the crimes of the homeless” Villaraigosa said. “We are already moving in the direction of complying with the court.” City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said in a statement that he was disappointed in the ruling against the city and would be studying it to make a recommendation to the mayor and City Council on the next potential legal step. ACLU attorney Mark Rosenbaum, who argued the case last December before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, called it the most significant decision ever reached involving the homeless. “What this says is that the city can no longer consider homelessness a crime,” Rosenbaum said. “It can have reasonable restrictions on its city streets, but it can’t have a 24/7 ban. The city and the county need to provide shelter for the homeless. “My hope is that the city will now treat homelessness as a social problem affecting all of us, not a crime.” Los Angeles police officials said in a statement that the ruling will not affect their efforts to control violent crime. “The condition of being homeless in and of itself is not a crime and should not be treated as such,” the statement said. “But, the criminal element that preys upon the homeless and mentally ill will be targeted, arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. “Enforcement alone will not solve the tremendous problems on Skid Row. The homeless problem did not occur overnight. It has existed for many years and, unfortunately, there is no easy fix. “The department will work with the city’s political leadership and the courts to find solutions.” Rosenbaum said the case served to show that despite the claims of officials, there are an insufficient number of shelter beds to house the homeless. “We had expert after expert come up and say there are nowhere near the (number of) beds needed for the homeless,” Rosenbaum said. “What this suit says is that the city cannot arrest someone if there is no shelter available.” Last month, county officials announced a $100 million program to add, expand and coordinate homeless services. In addition, Villaraigosa has set aside $50 million in the city’s housing trust fund to provide temporary housing. As part of the county plan, homeless centers would be created in different communities to prevent the continued dumping of the homeless in the Skid Row area. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of six homeless people, all of whom were arrested by police for sleeping on the street. Rosenbaum said the cases represented a cross section of the homeless population, 25 percent of whom are children, 20 percent are veterans with the remainder either the working poor or those with drug and alcohol problems. A lower court had dismissed the case, with the judge saying the city law dealt with conduct and not whether someone was homeless. The 2-1 ruling issued Friday reverses that and sends it back to the lower court to determine whether an injunction should be issued. U.S. District Judge Kim Wardlaw wrote the opinion, saying the city’s law prohibiting people from sleeping on public sidewalks violated the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. “(It) is an unavoidable consequence of being human and homeless without shelter in the city of Los Angeles & because there is a substantial and undisputed evidence that the number of homeless persons in Los Angeles far exceeds the number of available shelter beds at all times,” Wardlaw wrote. Judge Pamela Ann Rymer dissented, saying the city ordinance did not target the homeless, but those with criminal records. Staff Writer Brad A. Greenberg contributed to this report. (213) 978-0390 Who the plaintiffs are; what they were doing The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday struck down a Los Angeles ordinance that made it a crime for homeless people to sleep on the streets when there is no shelter available. Here is a brief profile of the plaintiffs who challenged the constitutionality of the ordinance. Robert Lee Purrie, in his early 60s, had lived on Skid Row for 40 years and was sleeping on the sidewalk at Sixth Street and Towne Avenue when he was cited Dec. 5, 2002. He was arrested Jan. 14, 2003, at the same location after failing to pay a fine from the earlier case. After the second violation, Purrie was given a 12-month suspended sentence and fined $195. He later complained that his blankets, clothes and other belongings that he left when he was arrested were gone when he returned. Stanley Barger suffered a brain injury in a 1998 car crash. His monthly income totaled $221 in welfare payments, plus food stamps. He was arrested Dec. 24, 2002, at Sixth and Towne, convicted of violating the city’s ordinance and sentenced to two days time served. Thomas Cash was unemployed, suffering from severe kidney disease and living in Skid Row hotels or on the street when he was arrested Jan. 10, 2003. He told officials he had tired while walking to the hotel where he was staying and was resting on a tree stump when he was cited by LAPD officers. Edward Jones cared for his wife, Janet, who suffered from serious physical and mental afflictions that made it difficult for him to work full time. The couple used welfare payments to stay in Skid Row hotels the first half of each month, but slept on the street after the money ran out. They were sleeping on the sidewalk at Industrial and Alameda streets when they were cited Nov. 20, 2002. Patricia and George Vinson also used their welfare payments to stay in hotels, moving to shelters when their money ran out. They had missed the bus to take them to a shelter and were sleeping on the sidewalk at Hope and Washington streets when they were cited Dec. 3, 2002.160Want 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

Speller headed to D.C.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Can you spell S-U-R-P-R-I-S-E? Fourteen-year-old David Pruden can. In fact, the Placerita Junior High School eighth-grader has learned tens of thousands of words in preparation for the national bee that begins Wednesday in Washington, D.C. David and his mother, Connie, have spent a year preparing, poring over a book of nearly 4,000 words sent from the bee organizers, and studying 23,400 words downloaded from the spelling bee Web site. David estimates that he has memorized about 20,000 words this year. While that may seem daunting to some, it wasn’t to David. Nor is the idea of spelling these words before a prime-time audience. “I don’t really notice the audience,” he said, recalling the regional and school spelling bee competitions. He studies for the bee a few hours each day, with more time devoted on weekends. So familiar with the different lists of words recommended by spelling bee organizers, David recognized which categories were used in “Akeelah and the Bee.” He saw the movie with his mother the day it hit theaters. “In the movie, they mainly used champion words and ones that are missed,” he said. While David coolly accepts the spelling bee’s new place in pop culture and on prime-time TV, his mother is quite pleased with the turn of events. And what’s her spelling bee word of choice to describe the spelling bee phenomenon? W-H-O-L-E-S-O-M-E, she said. “This is so healthy and wholesome for the kids,” Connie said. “Anything with educational pursuits for the kids is just good news.” (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Once upon a time, spelling bees were low-key affairs conducted in school auditoriums before an audience mostly of parents sitting on hard metal folding chairs. But in classic Hollywood tradition – where overnight a lowly TV extra can turn megawatt movie star – spelling bees have been discovered. The recent movie “Akeelah and the Bee” and the Broadway hit “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” have propelled spelling bees to new heights. The 79th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee will air on Thursday on ABC and ESPN. last_img read more


first_imgTHIS is the weekend to get involved in rugby!Tir Chonaill RFC is holding a rugby training session in Pobailscoil Gaoth Dobhair at 7pm on Friday evening.Anyone from the ages of 15 up to senior level (any age) are asked to come along and get to know the game better and maybe participate later. More information is available from Jason Greene on 086 2743401 or Eddie Sharkey on 087 2531838. Meanwhile there is a “try rugby” day on this Saturday at the Dragons Den, home of Finn Valley RFC in Stranorlar.Children from 6 to 12 years of age are asked to come along from 1pm till 3pm to meet the coaches and try their hand at rugby. Boys and girls are welcome accompanied by their parents who can talk to the coaches about the club and what we do.Then from 5 till pm 7pm the club invites ladies from 12 years of age upwards to see the work been done to develop Ladies rugby in the club.  RUGBY EVENTS IN GAOTH DOBHAIR AND STRANORLAR was last modified: August 8th, 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:RUGBY EVENTS IN GAOTH DOBHAIR AND STRANORLARlast_img read more


first_imgA young man who came to Donegal to complete a pre-marriage course ended up getting drunk and crashing his car.Letterkenny court.Gerard McConville, 24, came to the county with another couple and ended up socialising after a meal on February 2nd last. The young electrician struck the Port Roundabout in Letterkenny before colliding with a chip van.He later failed a breath test.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said it was an unfortunate incident.Judge Paul Kelly fined McConville of 21 Suffolk Street, Belfast, €300 and disqualified him from driving for 2 years.MAN DOING PRE-MARRIAGE COURSE GOT DRUNK AND THEN CRASHED CAR was last modified: February 20th, 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:GERARD MCCONVILLEJudge Paul KellyLETTERKENNY DISTRCT COURTlast_img read more


first_imgThere was great scenes on Sunday evening in Donegal Town as Donegal brought back the Anglo Celt cup to the county for the third time in four years.It was an historic day for Donegal, with Declan Bonner’s minor side also winning an Ulster championship for the first time since 2006. It was the first time in the county’s history were both the minors and seniors captured Ulster titles.In the homecoming video above Jim McGuinness speaks candidly about the disappointment of last year and how much the defeat hurt the players.McGuinness said that Sunday’s victory was the sweetest one yet after he and his team had been written off by many pundits after last year’s collapse.Next up for McGuinness and his charges is a meeting against either Meath or Armagh at Croke Park on Saturday the 9th of August. Declan Bonner’s minor side face Roscommon in an All-Ireland quarter final in Sligo on Saturday week.Video courtesy of Jackson Media TV.DDTV: WATCH JIM MCGUINNESS DELIVER ROUSING SPEECH AT HOMECOMING FOR ULSTER CHAMPIONS was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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