NBA fines Wizards’ Markieff Morris, Celtics’ Marcus Morris

first_imgBoston Celtics’ Marcus Morris tries to drive past Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics for their roles in separate incidents during playoff games.Markieff Morris has been fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing an official during a game against Toronto on Friday night. Morris shoved official Ken Mauer aside when Morris and Toronto’s OG Anunoby had to be separated after a near-fight that drew other players less than three minutes into the Wizards’ 122-103 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Frampton outpoints Donaire in battle of former champions Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:14Carpio 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentcenter_img ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Meanwhile, Marcus Morris was also docked $15,000 for criticizing officials after the Celtics’ 116-92 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He was called for a technical foul in the third and was critical of the officiating after the game.In October, the brothers were acquitted by a Phoenix jury in an aggravated assault trial. They were on trial on charges that they helped three other people beat a man in January 2015 outside a high school basketball game. The twins played for the Phoenix Suns at the time.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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Flustered Federer loses ATP Finals opener to Nishikori

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Rampaging Bolts 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Switzerland’s Roger Federer wipes his face during his ATP World Tour Finals singles final tennis match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Kei Nishikori hit a backhand so good it threw Roger Federer off his game as the 20-time Grand Slam champion earned a code violation before capitulating in a surprise defeat at the ATP Finals on Sunday.Two points away from losing the opening set and on the back foot in a rally, Nishikori hit a stunning shot up the line, which prompted Federer to hit the ball into the crowd and receive a warning for ball abuse.ADVERTISEMENT Federer never appeared to regain his composure and went down 7-6 (4), 6-3 in a first opening match defeat at the season-ending tournament since 2013.“I thought ’What was his argument, why the warning?” Federer said of his exchange with the umpire. “But nothing more than that. He thought I was angry. I wasn’t. Now I’m angry because I lost, but I wasn’t, so…”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 ChrissFederer earned the first break points in the opening game of the second set, and took his chance, but Nishikori hit straight back in the following game.Nishikori was the far more composed player from that moment on and broke for a 4-2 lead, before closing out the match for a first win over Federer since 2014. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “It’s always a big challenge to play Roger,” Nishikori said. “The first match is not easy.”Six-time champion Federer, who has reached the semifinals in all but one of his 15 previous appearances at the tournament, will now likely need to win his remaining two round-robin matches to keep alive his chances of claiming the 100th title of his career.More thanks to poor returning than good serving, neither man was able to create so much as a sniff of a break of serve in an error-strewn opening set, until Nishikori’s backhand denied Federer two set points with the score at 6-5, 15-30.A tiebreaker followed and Federer made one of his 20 unforced errors in the set to give Nishikori the first mini-break and a 3-1 lead, which quickly became 6-1.Federer rallied to save three set points, but Nishikori delivered a well-placed serve out wide to ensure the comeback attempt ended there.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. However, his concentration deserted him moments later as a double fault gave Federer a break he did little to earn. But the Swiss responded in kind and a wild forehand error leveled the score at 1-1.“Unfortunately I couldn’t keep the lead that I got early (in the second set),“Federer said. “That was the key of the match, that sort of 10-minute swing at the end of the first through to maybe 1-1 in the second.”The seventh-seeded Nishikori began to relax and was rewarded in the sixth game as he brought up another break point and produced an inside-out forehand Federer had no chance of returning.Despite having lost his last six meetings with Federer, including two on this court, Nishikori showed no nerves as he dropped just one point in his next two service games, with a forehand error from the Swiss great ending the match.Earlier, Kevin Anderson made a confident start to his ATP Finals debut with a 6-3, 7-6 (10) victory over Dominic Thiem.Having qualified for the tournament for the first time, the 32-year-old Anderson produced a dominant serving display to take the first set, before saving two set points to come through a tense tiebreaker in the second.“I think it was important, you know, going out there and getting off to a good start,” Anderson said. “I definitely felt a little bit nervous.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

CanGEA continues to push geothermal as alternative to Site C

first_img“Geothermal is not going to be built all in one area; you can build geothermal in strategic locations around the province,” Chair of CanGEA Alison Thompson explains. “…We can strategically bring in more run-of-river, wind and solar by going into these other pockets of the province that have been forgotten but can be enabled.”If construction started today, CanGEA says geothermal “can provide firm energy beginning in 2018 at a lower cost than Site C.”According to the report, geothermal would run an approximate cost of $73.00 MWh.- Advertisement -“We have a far higher capacity and reliability factor than Site C,” Thompson goes on to say. “Our greenhouse gas footprint is miniscule; we’re one of the lowest impact options for energy in the world. In the case of jobs, we actually produce about 10x the direct jobs for geothermal that would be produced for the same megawatts for Site C, and about 100x more indirect jobs coming from the direct jobs.”Geothermal energy has already been set-up in 25 different countries – including Germany and Turkey – while the United States and Mexico led the way in global geothermal production.“Every year, they’re [Turkey] adding about 25 megawatts,” Thompson compares to B.C.’s potential. “Most of them are in binary power plants – the type of technology that we expect to use in B.C. today.”Advertisement Thompson adds, “Along with those megawatts of power, they’re bringing on community projects, they’re bringing on greenhouses, they’re bringing on district heating.”“There’s a lot to share with everybody from the megawatts that geothermal is producing.”According to CanGEA, close to 100 geothermal permits have been sought after by developers in B.C. – almost of which have been disregarded without explanation – which Thompson says has illustrated the broken process of geothermal nomination.“What’s frustrating for us [CanGEA] is that some geothermal projects are trying to take off,” Thompson concludes. “Some already have partnerships and consortiums with First Nations partners – and those would be the ones in Valemount and Terrace, B.C. …The federal government is already involved – they’re providing demonstration funding – [so] we invite B.C. Hydro and the province to get involved, and let’s get one of these demonstration projects and true costs done.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Mourinho is right to drop Cech and put his faith in Courtois, claims former Chelsea stopper

first_imgEd de Goey believes Jose Mourinho has made the right call in selecting Thibaut Courtois as his Chelsea number one.The young Belgian goalkeeper was selected ahead of Petr Cech by Mourinho on Monday night for their opening Premier League game of the new season and helped the Blues beat Burnley 3-1.“He looks very confident, he looks very well, and also with the crosses it looked so easy for him,” said former Chelsea and Holland stopper De Goey, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“If you have two excellent goalkeepers like you have now at Chelsea, you have to look to the future and with Thibaut Courtois, who is much younger than Cech, they are doing that.“Petr has done very well in the last decade he has played but I think, personally, they have to look to the future. With Courtois, you have a young, promising goalkeeper, who is an excellent goalkeeper.”Following a decade as Chelsea’s number one, Cech’s future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain after his demotion.Mourinho insists he wants the 32-year-old to stay and fight for his place, and De Goey hopes he does just that.“I would push to try to get back into the team,” said the Dutchman. “He is an excellent goalkeeper, an excellent pro, so he will want his place back and if he keeps working, he will be hoping to get a chance.”last_img read more

Kenya in Pot Three of AFCON 2019 draw

first_imgThe pots have been determined using the latest FIFA rankings released last week.The teams have been put in four pots of six teams each with the best ranked teams in Pot 1, the next six in two, the next in three and the least ranked teams in pot four.As hosts, Egypt are in Pot One alongside defending champions Cameroon, Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria and Morocco. Pot Two has DR Congo, Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Algeria.Pot four has the least ranked teams Zimbabwe, Namibia, Guinea Bissau, Angola, Tanzania and Burundi.Procedures of the draw:The following 4 pots will be on stage:Pot 4: Containing the 6 teams of level IVPot 3: Containing the 6 teams of level IIIPot 2: Containing the 6 teams of level IIPot 1: Containing the 5 teams of level I (Host country is in position A1)Step 1:Pot 4: The 6 less seeded teams of level IV will be in pot 4o The first ball drawn will go directly to group A; in position A4.o The second ball drawn will go directly to group B; in position B4o The third ball drawn will go directly to group C; in position C4o The fourth ball drawn will go directly to group D; in position D4o The fifth ball drawn will go directly to group E; in position E4o The sixth ball drawn will go directly to group F; in position F4Step 2:Pot 3: The 6 teams of level III will be in pot 3o The first ball drawn will go directly to group A; in position A3.o The second ball drawn will go directly to group B; in position B3o The third ball drawn will go directly to group C; in position C3o The fourth ball drawn will go directly to group D; in position D3o The fifth ball drawn will go directly to group E; in position E3o The sixth ball drawn will go directly to group F; in position F3Step 3:Pot 2: The 6 teams of level II will be in pot 2o The first ball drawn will go directly to group A; in position A2.o The second ball drawn will go directly to group B; in position B2o The third ball drawn will go directly to group C; in position C2o The fourth ball drawn will go directly to group D; in position D2o The fifth ball drawn will go directly to group E; in position E2o The sixth ball drawn will go directly to group F; in position F2Step 4:Pot 1: The Host team is already in position A1; the holder of the title and the other 4 teams of levelI will be in pot 1o The first ball drawn will go directly to group B; in position B1.o The second ball drawn will go directly to group C; in position C1o The third ball drawn will go directly to group D; in position D1o The fourth ball drawn will go directly to group E; in position E1o The fifth ball drawn will go directly to group F; in position F1-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from Cairo, Egypt-0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate Eric Johannah’s goal against Ethiopia in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaCAIRO, Egypt, Apr 11 – Kenya will be in pot three when the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations draw will be conducted on Friday night in Cairo, Egypt.Kenya will be in the same pot as neighbors Uganda, South Africa, Benin as well as debutants Mauritania and Madagascar. This means the four countries cannot be drawn together.last_img read more

Some cities plan special events to honor those killed on 9/11

first_img“I have a strong belief that between the fire personnel and fire families, there is such a broad base of union, that I believe it will never be forgotten,” Nuss said. According to representatives for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, there are no plans for an areawide remembrance. The Whittier Police Department plans to hold a moment of silence at each of the day’s three patrol briefings. airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Six years after Sept. 11, 2001, firefighters and others are coming together to remember those who were killed in the terrorist attacks in New York, as well as in the attacks on the Pentagon and those aboard Flight 93. While some area firefighters, police and cities will recognize the anniversary, most cities and schools did not plan services or moments of silence to mark the somber occasion. “We’re not having any ceremonial events,” said Julie Hererra, public relations representative for the city of Sante Fe Springs. “We’re just honoring Patriot Day, so all our flags will be flown at half-staff.” Montebello will stage a special service from 6-8 p.m. at Montebello City Park, 1300 Whittier Blvd. Local clergy will open with remarks and prayer, and everyone is invited to come and decorate a card in honor of loved ones who have served in the military or who are currently in the armed forces. Community Services Supervisor Rebecca Silva said the city has held an event on the anniversary each year. “We continue to be reminded about it,” Silva said. “It’s important to never forget those individuals that have fought for us in the line of duty.” The Los Angeles County Fire Department will conduct a department-wide moment of silence and remembrance for the almost 3,000 lives lost Sept. 11, 2001. A special ceremony will be held at City Hall in Los Angeles at 8:30 a.m., while all department personnel around L.A. County will gather around the flagpole at their station at 8:55 a.m., to lower the flag to half-mast and to observe a moment of silence. A call will go out to all personnel at 9 a.m., when the flag will be raised again. To La Habra Heights Capt. Craig Nuss, the event carries special significance because so many in the profession were lost. last_img read more

‘They should have hired Pearson!’ – Aston Villa great slams Garde and woeful players after 6-0 Liverpool humbling

first_imgEuropean Cup-winning former Aston Villa captain Dennis Mortimer laid into the club’s flops following their worst home defeat for 81 years as Liverpool smashed them 6-0 in the Premier League.Sunday’s thumping at Villa Park leaves the midlands side rock bottom of the top flight trable and eight points from safety. Mortimer captained Villa to European glory in 1982 and also became their first skipper for 71 years to lift the First Division trophy in the previous season.But things are not as they once were at Villa Park, with the club now plummeting towards the Championship, and former midfielder Mortimer – who played more than 400 games for the club – slammed the under-performing players.“There is a Villa side out there who, for me, the effort is not there. The understanding around how to play as a team is not there,” said Mortimer.“It could have been more. I never expected that, I expected maybe 2-0 but 6-0 was a shocking result.“The manager has to get players to appreciate what this club is all about and get on that pitch and put performances in because that was shocking.“Put the right manager in, a guy who understands what the Premier League is all about. Until they get that right they won’t get the right players.“I am disappointed for the fans, this has been coming over the last three seasons.“Sooner or later it had to happen. Players have to accept that performance is not good enough.”Villans manager Remi Garde admitted he felt ‘humiliated’ following the mammoth defeat, and Mortimer insisted the club made a mistake by appointing the Frenchman and should have appointed Nigel Pearson when they sacked Tim Sherwood in October.Garde has won just three times in 18 games in charge after Daniel Sturridge, James Milner, Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure inflicted Villa’s latest loss.“For me I always felt it should have been Nigel Pearson coming in. I think the ideal person who should have taken this job was Nigel Pearson,” he added.“What he did last year to get [Leicester] up the league, and then they have gone on from there and are now top, it is unbelievable.” Aston Villa manager Remi Garde 1last_img read more

KERRY PRINCIPAL THINKS THE KINGDOM WILL TEACH DONEGAL A LESSON!

first_imgA Kerry-born school principal has told her husband to go to the All-Ireland Final alone – because she believes Donegal are going to be given a lesson in football.Fiona Farry, who is principal at Cloughfin National School, is a staunch fan of The Kingdom having been born in Castleisland.And because Kerry have won the Sam Maguire so many times, she thinks it’s only right that her husband Gerry Farry should attend Croke Park tomorrow. Ms Farry isn’t getting away easily! Pics copyright of Northwest Newspix“I told him to run along but he is wasting his time as Kerry are going to bring back Sam.“He wouldn’t listen to me but he’ll be the one on a wasted journey come Sunday afternoon,” laughed Fiona.The popular teacher proudly wore her Kerry jersey into school yesterday but was hugely outnumbered by her Donegal pupils as well as staff Maria McGinley, Shauna Kirk and Sandra Stewart.“We had great craic. The kids really got into it and we had great fun. “I hope they’re still smiling when Kerry goes home to The Kingdom on Sunday,” laughed Fiona.Some of the pupils’ handy artwork. KERRY PRINCIPAL THINKS THE KINGDOM WILL TEACH DONEGAL A LESSON! was last modified: September 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:CLOUGHFIN NATIONAL SCHOOLdonegalFiona FarryGAAlast_img read more

ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR AT LISSADELL THIS SATURDAY – AND MORE ADVENTURE TO COME!

first_imgIT promises to be the stand-out event of the summer this Saturday – as thousands of people converge on Lissadell House in north County Sligo to celebrate the 150th birthday of national poet W B Yeats.There will, of course, be poetry competitions.But there will be loads more as Lissadell becomes a new adventure centre for the North West. Events include:Unveiling of the Poetry Plaque On A Political PrisonerYeats Dawn Cycle Race – Wild Atlantic WheelsYeats’ Muse by the Curlew Theatre CompanyPoetry recitations and writers literary talksTraditional Sean Nos singers from Clare IslandFootball exhibition matchesMusic by a variety of different artistsWoodland poetry walkThere will also be food stalls offering tastes from local produce from Donegal and Sligo – and from around the world.“It is going to be a spectacular day, showing off all that is great in the North West of Ireland,” said Lissadell owner Eddie Walsh. “We have loads of people coming from Donegal and the more than come the merrier. It promises to be a very special day for people from throughout this corner of the country.“It’s a celebration of Yeats, but it’s also a celebration of all that is great up here.”Jarlath Gantly from Wild Atlantic Wheels and Lissadell Adventure – based on the sprawling estate – says the fun won’t end this Saturday.As part of plans to open up the estate, he has introduced a cycle trail through the grounds, which Donegal U14 girls footballers sampled last week.They are also offering kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) along the 3km of beach on the estate. “We are blessed with the most spectacular scenery and we are linking with Donegal tourism to make this part of the Wild Atlantic Way more accessible and a must-see destination in the North West,” he said.“Lissadell is a stately home and estate, but it’s all open now and we are adding some wonderful adventure to the mix.”ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR AT LISSADELL THIS SATURDAY – AND MORE ADVENTURE TO COME! was last modified: June 9th, 2015 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:Great Yeats BirthdayLissadellparty Saturdaylast_img read more

Southampton boss Mark Hughes tears into officials for ‘ridiculous’ decision

first_img BEST OF Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update However, there was a huge point of contention with the game at 1-0. Hughes and his players were left perplexed when they disallowed a goal from Charlie Austin at 1-0 in the second half with referee Simon Hooper incorrectly believing the ball had gone in off Maya Yoshida, who was in an offside position.However, replays showed the ball did not touch the Japan international and the points were ultimately shared.However, the former Manchester United player believes the Saints were hard done by and deserved the goal.“Clearly, it was a goal that should have stood,” Hughes said after the game. Most Popular Football Stories latest tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “I talked to the officials just as the game was continuing and they were trying to make out Maya Yoshida was in an offside position and it’s gone off him. Well not from where I was standing.“So clearly, they’ve asked the assistant referee whether or not he was in an offside position I’m assuming and yeah, he was slightly.“It must have been the referee that has given the decision that Maya has touched the ball on the way in.“Which is ridiculous really because he was about a foot and a half away from it.” revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Hughes is surely fearing for his job after the result center_img gameday cracker LATEST Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Mark Hughes slammed the officials for disallowing what he felt was a perfectly good goal during Southampton’s draw with Watford on Saturday.The hosts took the lead at St Mary’s through Manolo Gabbidini but were pegged back when Jose Holebas found an equaliser with just eight minutes of normal time remaining. scrap 1 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more