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Boys’ basketball: Falcons upset Hawks

first_imgPALMDALE – The doors to the Palmdale gym were closed more than 40 minutes before the opening tip. The facility had already reached its 1,000-person capacity, leaving nearly 500 people waiting outside Friday night. Knight (24-3, 10-2) missed its opportunity to win the Golden League title outright. “Everyone thought we were the underdogs, but ourselves,” Haynes said. “We knew we were going to come out strong. This win was no fluke.” Palmdale, ranked No. 13 by the Daily News, held the Hawks leading scorer, Jerome Motom, to 11 points, including just four in the secondhalf. No. 5 Knight had the significant height advantage, but Palmdale’s pressure defense limited the Hawks offensively. “We were at our best tonight,” Haynes said. “This is not the same team that struggled earlier in the season.” Those who made it inside, however, were greeted with a stunning upset, as Palmdale rolled to a 75-50 victory over visiting Knight of Palmdale to clinch a share of the Golden League title. Justin Haynes scored a game-high 23 points and Joshua Jackson added 18 for the Falcons (21-5 overall, 12-2 Golden), who never trailed despite entering the game as significant underdogs. center_img Haynes had 18 points in the first half to pace Palmdale to an early lead. The 6-foot-7 wing made a tomahawk dunk with 1:20 remaining in the second quarter to put the Falcons ahead 36-20, their biggest lead of the first half. Knight cut the deficit to 36-25 by halftime, but Palmdale scored the first sevenpoints of the secondhalf en route to a 20-point, third-quarter lead. Christopher Hicks added 14 points for Palmdale, while Steve Delatorre scored 14points for Knight. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Warriors 130, Kings, 125: Warriors’ All-Stars prevail in crunch time

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Before the Warriors and Kings could show if they ever would become in-state rivals on the court, the Kings tried to ignite the atmosphere with a good-natured jab.During the Warriors’ starting lineup introductions, the Kings’ scoreboard played video footage of astronaut Neil Armstrong walking on the moon over 49 years ago. Stephen Curry and his teammates watched the screen and laughed at the obvious implication. The Kings poked fun at Curry joking in a recent podcast that the …last_img

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Raiders preparing for Denver — with or without Antonio Brown

first_imgALAMEDA — Antonio Brown was not on the premises Thursday, and whether he returns or not is anyone’s guess.So the Raiders were moving forward without their mercurial wide receiver as they prepared to host the Denver Broncos Monday night in the regular-season opener at the Coliseum.On the first official injury report of the season, Brown was listed as having not practiced with a “related-conduct” designation. Brown is facing a possible suspension after threatening to hit general manager Mike …last_img

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Brownlee injury worries Mighty

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Apinan leads balanced attack in Makati’s 12th straight victory DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—As the quarterfinal round of the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship rolls around Thursday night here (Friday morning in Manila), Mighty Sports faces a mild concern: Justin Brownlee is hurting, and the team has to figure out how to proceed without him.The team was set to battle Oil Sports Club of Iraq at press time at Shabab Al Ahli Club, but no one could tell if Brownlee will see action—in the quarterfinals and moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Read Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Coach Charles Tiu and coteam owner Caesar Wongchuking will decide an hour before their 9 p.m. (1 a.m. Friday Manila time) showdown if they will let the charismatic import play.If Brownlee’s injury is serious, one thing is certain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“He said he can play, but we won’t force him,” said Wongchuking.Though Brownlee has taken the medicines needed to ease the pain, there’s still a slight swelling on his left knee—a result of a bad fall following a hard collision with a rugged Al Wahda defender in the team’s 85-81 win on Tuesday. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

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a month agoKeane: Man Utd can finish above Spurs, Arsenal

first_imgKeane: Man Utd can finish above Spurs, Arsenalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane says Arsenal may miss out on a Premier League top-four finish for the fourth season in a row.The Gunners picked up a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa on the weekend but Unai Emery’s side was once more uninspiring.But Keane told Sky Sports: “A couple of weeks ago I’d have said I wasn’t sure about the top four for United but having looked at Tottenham and Arsenal over the last few weeks, I think United should be expecting to finish fourth.”It’s there for the taking.“It’s there for a lot of teams and United, with the players that they have, should be capable of doing it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Scores Say Goodbye to Noel Monteith

first_imgMONTEGO BAY – Scores of mourners and well wishers turned out to celebrate the life of former Educator and People’s National Party (PNP) Senator, Reverend Noel Keith Monteith, during  a Service of Thanksgiving at the historic Carmel Moravian Church in Westmoreland yesterday (May 18).There were approximately 22 tributes which highlighted the outstanding contributions of the former public servant to the fields of education, politics, the Legislature, sports, the Church and the community.Among those in attendance was Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who spoke glowingly of Mr. Monteith’s character and his contribution to the nation.The Prime Minister said the Government of Jamaica, the Parliament and especially the Senate, as well as the  PNP, the political party to which Rev. Monteith was affiliated, are grateful beneficiaries of his wisdom, efficiency and dedication to duty.Making reference to a passage in the Book of Proverbs, which states that a good name is to be more desired than great riches, Mrs. Simpson Miller noted that Noel Monteith, seemed to have taken that advice seriously, as his good name is known across the length and breadth of Jamaica.She said that all who knew him can attest to the fact that he lived “a consistent life of  service, integrity and generosity of spirit.”“These characteristics ensure that he had a good name in every sphere of activity which his life embraced,” she said.While expressing condolences to Rev. Monteith’s widow and family, the Prime Minister stated that all who were associated with him have lost a friend, a legislator, an organizer, an administrator and a quiet political giant.“He had clear ideas about what was right and what was wrong and he never departed from his principles.  He was a model of integrity and a beacon of service,” she said.Meanwhile, former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, in his tribute, observed that all who spoke attested to the many facets of human endeavour with which Reverend Monteith was engaged and excelled.Giving a short synopsis of the history of the Monteith family, he said that the Thanksgiving Service was in celebration of a man of the very highest pedigree.Also bringing tributes were Custos of Westmoreland, The Very Reverend Canon Hartley Perrin; Hon. A.J. Nicholson representing the Senate; and Minister of Education, The Hon. Reverend Ronald Thwaites.Other attendees included former Prime Minister Bruce Golding; former Governor General, Professor Sir Kenneth Hall and Lady Hall; several Cabinet Ministers; Members of Parliament and other political associates; President of the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA), Clayton Hall, along with many persons from within the teaching profession; and a number of Church and local community representatives.Born on Christmas Day in 1941, Reverend Noel Keith Monteith O D, JP, died at the age of 71 years on April 24, 2013, after a brief illness. His body was laid to rest in the family plot at Kilmarnock District, Westmoreland.CONTACT: BRYAN MILLERJIS REGIONAL OFFICE, MONTEGO BAYlast_img read more

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Akwesasne family looking for help finding loved ones

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN NewsThe family of two missing men in the Mohawk community of Akwesasne is looking for help to locate them.Kenny Leaf, 50, has been missing since early January.And Timmy Benedict Leaf has been missing since 2013.The family is still putting up posters and looking for [email protected]last_img

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Husky Energy reports 136M Q3 profit trims capital spending guidance

first_imgCALGARY – Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE) lowered its capital spending guidance as it reported a profit of $136 million in its latest quarter.The energy company says it has cut its capital spending guidance to $2.2 billion- to $2.3-billion due in part to cost efficiencies.The revised figures compared with expectations earlier this year that it would spend $2.5 billion- to 2.6-billion.Annual production is expected to remain within the 2017 guidance range of 320,000- to 335,000-barrels of oil equivalent per day.Husky says its profit for the quarter amounted to 13 cents per share compared with a profit of $1.39 billion or $1.37 per share a year ago when the results were boosted by asset sales.Gross revenue totalled $4.72 billion, up from $3.52 billion in the same quarter last year.last_img

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Brazil president hopes measures will end crippling strike

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian President Michel Temer announced a handful of measures late Sunday aimed at getting truckers to end a crippling strike that has had a wide impact in Latin America’s largest nation.Temer, a lame duck president who is deeply unpopular, said the price of diesel fuel would drop by 0.46 reals (US$ 0.13) per litre for 60 days, about a 10 per cent drop compared to the price before the strike began. Temer said the government would pay the difference between the price set by state oil company Petrobras and the reduced cost.Temer also said he was crafting measures to reduce some tolls and establish minimum freight rates, key demands by truckers whose shutdown has brought much of the country to a halt. Congress this week was also expected to debate various measures aimed at ending the shutdown.Whether the changes will be enough to get truckers back to work remains to be seen. An announced “agreement” between the government and transportation unions last week was ignored by thousands of truckers, who continued striking.While Temer spoke late Sunday, in Rio and Sao Paulo the banging of pots could be heard, a form of mass booing of unpopular politicians in Brazil.Over the last week, thousands of schools have cancelled classes, many flights have been grounded and gas stations have emptied, bringing much commerce to a halt.Through it all, Temer’s administration has struggled to confront the stoppage, exposing a yawning gap between politicians in the capital of Brasilia and thousands of truckers who are key to keeping Brazil running, in part because the commodity-rich nation has no significant rail or canal system to move goods.On Friday, Temer said he would have the army and police use force if necessary to remove thousands of truckers who parked along highways and roads nationwide. That prompted more hackles than fear from truckers. Soldiers made no moves against truckers, though they did serve as convoys for some fuel shipments.On Sunday, Gen. Eduardo Villas Boas, head of the Army, even tweeted that negotiation was the best way to avoid conflict.The price of diesel has risen sharply in recent months as world oil prices have gone up and the real has devalued against the U.S. dollar.The shutdown comes at a time when Brazil is struggling to recover from a deep recession and many people are furious at much of the political class because of a massive corruption scandal that involved inflated construction contracts and billions of dollars in kickbacks.last_img read more

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