The Pistons are 10-3, and might be the surprise of the NBA

first_img“I know that we’re playing as a team right now,” Detroit’s Luke Kennard said. “We’re really locked in. We’re really playing together and we play hard. When you have a team that does that together, you win.”Now comes the test.Starting Wednesday, the Pistons play five of their next six games on the road — visiting Milwaukee, Indiana and Minnesota before returning home to face Cleveland, then heading right back out for a trip to Oklahoma City and Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAfter topping Miami to finish off a 5-0 homestand Sunday, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy made no effort to hide how pleased he is right now.“We did a great job here, and now you just move on to the next challenge,” Van Gundy said. “Now nine of 11 on the road, the next three games on the road against teams you beat at home so you know they want back at you. The challenges just keep mounting, but you put wins in the bank.” Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “He plays now to destroy you,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters last week before Antetokounmpo scored 28 in Milwaukee’s road win over San Antonio. “In the beginning he was pretty darn good and he would do this and he would do that. But now he knows he can do it to you every time. He’s for real.”Antetokounmpo turns 23 on Dec. 6. The only other players in the last 50 years with 5,000 points, 2,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists before celebrating their 23rd birthdays — Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady, and future Hall of Famer LeBron James.ANNIVERSARIESA couple of significant milestone dates are nearing.Sunday marks the 13th anniversary since the so-called “Malice at The Palace,” the infamous brawl involving Indiana and Detroit after Metta World Peace (then Ron Artest) went into the stands after a fan hit him with a drink. The aftermath included nine players being suspended, and security in NBA arenas has been different ever since.And Tuesday is the 16th anniversary of the first call-up from what is now called the NBA G League — the Denver Nuggets brought eventual NBA champion Chris Andersen up from the Fayetteville Patriots, a move that paved the way for hundreds of players to truly view the development league as a springboard to the NBA.THE WEEK AHEADSome games to keep an eye on over the coming days:— Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, Wednesday: Ben Simmons and Lonzo Ball, a matchup of future NBA assist leaders.— Golden State at Boston, Thursday: An NBA Finals preview? The road team has won five straight in this series. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Reggie Jackson of the Detroit Pistons reacts reacts to a call late in the game next to Luke Babbitt #8 of the Atlanta Hawks at Little Caesars Arena on November 10, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 111-104. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPThe Detroit Pistons are heading on the road for a few days, so maybe someone will see them play.They’ve certainly been worth watching.Detroit’s 10-3 start, good for No. 2 in the Eastern Conference standings, is one of the biggest good surprises in the NBA through the season’s first month. The Pistons already have a road win at Golden State, swept a five-game homestand — possibly to the delight of all those unoccupied red seats at Little Caesars Arena, more on that in a moment — and are off to their best start in 12 years.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny No resolution: PBA Board leaves LA with league’s fate hanging MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Maybe at some point, there will be fans in the seats.The brand-new Detroit arena has a listed capacity for basketball at 20,491, which was the announced crowd for opening night. In seven games since, the Pistons have announced crowds between 13,709 and 17,683 — and those numbers may be generous, given how empty the building looks on television. Officially, Detroit sold 76 percent of its tickets in those seven games.GIANNIS WATCHTechnically, no foreign player has ever won an NBA scoring title. Dominique Wilkins has one and he was born in Paris, but only because his father was in the U.S. Air Force.Giannis Antetokounmpo may change that in a few months. And if not this season, then probably soon enough.The Milwaukee star who hails from Greece went into this week averaging just over 31 points per game and leading the league in that department. He was the Most Improved Player last season and don’t be surprised if he gets more votes for that trophy this season — along with MVP ballots as well.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson — Oklahoma City at San Antonio, Friday: Russell Westbrook has triple-doubles in his last two games vs. the Spurs.— Houston at Memphis, Saturday: The Rockets’ wide-open offense goes up against the Grizzlies’ airtight defense.— Washington at Toronto, Sunday: John Wall vs. Kyle Lowry might get overlooked on an NFL Sunday, but shouldn’t.STAT LINE OF THE WEEKPaul George, Oklahoma City: His 37-point, eight-rebound, five-assist game against Dallas on Sunday wasn’t even his best game of the week (he had 42, 9 and 7 two nights earlier against the Clippers). But the Sunday game gets the nod since it came on Russell Westbrook’s birthday and when asked what he got his teammate, George said “I got him 37.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 View commentslast_img read more

Rain fall warning issued for the Peace

first_imgEnvironment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for both the North and South Peace of British Columbia.Environment Canada says we could see 30 to 50 mm of rain starting Sunday night an into Monday.  A trough of low pressure developing over the northern interior today will give rain at times heavy to the Williston and Peace River regions tonight through Monday. Total rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are forecast. Tonight, the rainfall is expected to be heaviest over the Williston region and near the mountains, and will spread to the rest of the Peace River region on Monday. – Advertisement –last_img

International Women’s Day is Celebrated Friday in Fort St. John

first_imgThere will be cupcakes, door prizes, the opportunity to meet the staff from the North Peace Community Resources Society & Women’s Resources Society. Mayor Lori Ackerman will be in attendance as well as some councillors.International Women’s Official Day takes place Saturday March 8th, and is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.- Advertisement –last_img

1st Annual Small Business Week with the FSJ Chamber of Commerce

first_imgHave you ever had your credit card information stolen and used to make fraudulent purchases? The Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to all merchants.Tuesday, October 22nd, 20199:30 am to 11:30 am – Presenter:  Sarah Finall IRCC Outreach officers provide targeted information to help employers address skills shortages and labour market needs when there are not enough Canadian and Permanent Resident workers. 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Presenter: George Emmett G8Solutions The best leaders are situational leaders. They know how and when to provide the right leadership to help their team members succeed.Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The FSJ Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its first Small Business Week with Boost your Biz.During Boost your Biz will be events taking place between Monday, October 21st to Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre.– Advertisement -Monday, October 21st, 2019 7:00 am to 8:30 am – Small Business Week “BOOST YOUR BIZ” Proclamation Breakfast. Join Mayor Lori Ackerman and FSJ Chamber President Christopher Flury to declare the official opening of Small Business Week.9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Presenter: Jacqueline JenningsFuturpreneur Facilitated by Jacqueline Jennings, business consultant, strategist and entrepreneur coach, this workshop is designed to empower everyone in contributing to a strong business community.1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Presenter: Ron Borsholm   Advertisement  9:30 am to 11:30 am – Presenter – Graham Quast  55% of Canadian companies know they are victims of fraud and many more are unaware. Most frauds are committed by individuals in a position of trust.1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Presenter: Jenna MorlandMoose FM If you are in business you probably are utilizing social media to share information, promote your business and connect with your customers.4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Mega Mixer An opportunity to show off and share what’s going on with your business this fall. Enjoy an evening of fun – promote your business, catch-up with clients and make new friends.Thursday, October 24th. 2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Presenters:  Lynne Fisher and Jennifer Moore  Advertisementcenter_img In Canada, an estimated 80% of business are family-owned*. Yet only a third of these businesses are currently planning for their future succession.11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Join for lunch and the 2019 Small Business Week Awards Luncheon.Celebrate Fort St. John’s community and Chamber members who contribute to the business and economic success of our region.For more information and tickets on the event; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Sarri to discuss Chelsea future after Europa League final

first_img0Shares0000Uncertain future: Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is to seek assurances if the club are “happy” with his work © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri plans showdown talks with the club’s hierarchy after next week’s Europa League final to see if they want the Italian to remain in charge next season.Sarri’s side recovered from a mid-season slump in time to secure Champions League football next season via a third-placed finish in the Premier League, and could end the season with a trophy when they face Arsenal in Baku on May 29. However, Sarri’s style of football has not been universally embraced by the Chelsea fans during his first season in charge and rumours in his homeland have linked the former Napoli boss with the vacant managerial roles at Juventus and Roma.“I will speak to the club as I want to see if they are happy with me or not,” said Sarri on Wednesday. “I have two more years on my contract.”The Milan stock exchange does not appear to share Chelsea fans’ reservations. Juventus shares rose 5.60 per cent on Wednesday afternoon following reports in the Italian press the Italian champions had been in contact with Sarri.Juventus are looking for a manager after parting last week with Massimiliano Allegri, who won the Italian title in each of his five seasons in charge. Juventus shares, which dipped below 0.60 Euros last May before Cristiano Ronaldo arrived, reached 1.46 euros on Wednesday.Sarri insisted any decision on his future should not be dependent on the outcome of the Europa League final.“If the situation is like this then I want to go immediately,” he added. “Ten months of work and then I have to play everything in 90 minutes, that is not right. You are either happy about my work or not happy.”– ‘Good to wonderful season’ –Sarri, though, defended his record after guaranteeing the club’s principal target for the campaign of a return to the Champions League and reaching two Cup finals.“I think that we had a good season, with a lot of problems of course,” he added.“We finished third in the Premier League, final of League Cup, a very difficult competition, now we have the possibility to play the final of the Europa League.Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play in the Europa League final due to safety concerns © AFP / Glyn KIRK“If we are able to win then it will become a wonderful season.”Arsenal’s preparation for the final has been disrupted as midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has decided not to travel on safety grounds due to political tensions between his native Armenia and hosts Azerbaijan.Supporters from both clubs also face huge logistical issues and expense in trying to attend the final in a city nearly 2,500 miles from London.And Sarri joined Arsenal’s condemnation of selecting Baku as the host city for such a prestigious final.“The location is a big problem for our fans. I think it was better to be in another location,” he said.On Mkhitaryan’s decision not to travel, he added: “Really disappointed for the situation, I would like to see him on the pitch.“In a decision like this you have to respect the decision of the man. Not of the player, of the man.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Rape suspect in court

first_imgArriano was arrested Sept. 10 by sheriff’s deputies responding to a Newhall woman’s pre-dawn report that someone was trying to break into her second-story condominium. A deputy spotted Arriano in the area on a bicycle, and the suspect was identified by the woman, then linked a short time later to the three earlier cases. He is suspected of breaking into the homes of the three women in January, March and June, sheriff’s officials said. In the first two cases, the women were brutally attacked, one at knifepoint, in their Canyon Country homes. The third woman awoke to find a man in her bed, but screamed and successfully fought him off. The three faced reporters last week in an emotional press conference where they thanked deputies for tracking down the suspect. The women are willing to testify against Arriano if he is ordered to stand trial, a sheriff’s investigator said. SANTA CLARITA – A man accused of raping two Santa Clarita women and attempting to rape a third is scheduled to be arraigned today on 26 felonies. Adrian Guadalupe Arriano, 29, is charged with using a knife in two of the attacks, according to the complaint filed Wednesday by the District Attorney’s Office. An illegal immigrant, twice deported to Mexico, he is being held on $11 million bail. Arriano is charged with eight counts of forcible rape, nine other sexual-assault counts and various counts of robbery, burglary, attempted murder and false imprisonment, Deputy District Attorney Angela Jordan said in a prepared statement. If convicted, Arriano faces multiple life sentences, prosecutors said. (661) 257-5251160Want 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


first_imgThe Discovery Channel Canada has confirmed they are coming to Malin Head to film a program on Basking Sharks for their famous Shark Week.A basking sharkThe Irish Basking Shark Study Group, which was only started in 2009, say this is a major publicity coup for them.Coordinator Emmett Johnston said “To get one of the big media channels of the world to come to Ireland and in particular feature basking sharks is very powerful opportunity for us to promote our message, especially when one considers that the basking shark is still unprotected in Irish waters”. More than 29 million viewers worldwide watched the Discovery Channel Shark Week in 2013 making it one of the biggest TV events in the channels history.It was also one of most tweeted events in 2013 giving it a very high profile on the world media calendar.The group has been undertaking research around the Irish coast in collaboration with Queens University Belfast and Galway, Mayo Institute of Technology.This program of research and study has enabled them to undertake pioneering research in Irish coastal waters which is now being noticed worldwide. The decision for the Discovery Channel to come to Malin head is no accident, the group have built up a considerable amount of experience and an enviable reputation in the natural media scene.Previous successful productions such as Wild Journey’s for RTE and Monty Halls Great Escape for BBC have showcased what the team do and the spectacular scenery off Malin head and the Blasket islands in which they operate.Filming will most likely be in July, when basking sharks are at their biggest numbers off the north coastTHE DISCOVERY CHANNEL COMING TO DONEGAL TO FILM BASKING SHARKS was last modified: March 12th, 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:Basking SharksDiscovery ChannelEmmett JohnstonTVlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Golf Ladies Club Letterkenny Golf Club has commenced its Centenary Year with a positive and celebratory air. Since the wonderful New Year’s Eve Party we have had plenty of cause to get together before the ladies golfing season really kicks in. Resumption of the Friday night’s quiz saw Lady Captain’s team take on two teams, with mixed success but with great enthusiasm. The Book Club met and reviewed The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyles with a good debate about the likes and dislikes of the characters, storyline etc of the book. This month’s book is On The Floor by Aifric Campbell. Card night recommenced on a Wednesday night and members were also delighted to be invited to a night hosted by Noreen – many thanks Noreen for a lovely night.Upcoming events include the Captain’s Drive In – date to be confirmed. Date for your diary – Bingo February 24th – more details later.Getting back to the golf…! The Daily Mail qualifier will take place on Saturday 26th January. Book online and organise your own partners.Club Pro, Seamus Clinton, is trying to ensure that we are top class golfers – his recent promotion of lessons (including an on course lesson) has been popular. More details from Pro shop. Beginner ladies classes will be arranged again this year, headed up by Jackie Ireland. If you know of any lady who would like to participate, please contact the Pro shop or Any lady or schoolgirl who would like to play golf, whether new to the game or not, please contact us – you will be very welcome. As you will see from the activities above, golf is not the only activity going on so come along to enjoy the social aspect of our club too.And finally – we have collected 104 used mobile phones for our defibrillator fund. Many thanks but we need 250 to secure this important equipment – it could save your life. Please deposit any used mobiles in the box provided or post in club letterbox if out of opening hours. GOLF: LETTERKENNY LADIES GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 14th, 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:Letterkenny Ladies Golf Club noteslast_img read more


first_imgCongratulations: Congratulations to Buncrana native Nora Stapleton who was part of the victorious Irish Rugby squad who won the Grand Slam in the Ladies Six Nations at the weekend.St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations: Buncrana GAA are delighted to be awarded overall winners in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Congratulations to all involved and especially Shaun Porter and St. Patrick himself, Terry Tedstone. There was wonderful entertainment in the clubhouse with a great celebration of our culture in traditional song, music and dance. Thanks to all who attended.  Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony: Buncrana GAA Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday 30th March in the Inishowen Gateway. Tickets are priced at €25 and are on sale now. Guest of honour will be our All-Ireland hero Ryan Bradley, and the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy cups will be in attendance. A great night is guaranteed. Senior and Reserve Football: Training will continue each Tuesday and Friday at 7.30pm and on Sundays at 11.00am. All new and returning players who are over the age of 16 and wish to play in Division 2 this year are invited to attend.  Girls Football: Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle. U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue each Wednesday at 5.30-6.30pm in Crana College. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment. U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome. U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continue on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in Crana College. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games This is for children turning 5 or 6 years of age in 2013 and all are welcome. Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or @buncranagaa  GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: March 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA BuncranaGAA club newslast_img read more

Track & Field Records Nine Personal Bests In Final Non-Conference Meet

first_img LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University track and field teams won four events and recorded nine personal bests on Saturday afternoon at the Nebraska Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. The meet was the Bulldogs’ final competition before next week’s Missouri Valley Conference Championship. Mariah Crawford (DeSoto, Texas) nearly swepts the sprints with a pair of personal bests by taking the 100 meters in 12.22 and finishing second in the 200 meters in 24.80. In the men’s sprints, Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) won the 200 meters with a personal best of 21.23 that ranks as the sixth-fastest time in the Valley this season. 200 Meters2. Mariah Crawford, 24.804. Ebele Okoye, 25.40 100-Meter Hurdles1. Mary Young, 13.705. Victoria Coombe, 14.4612. Bryce Lang, 16.51 The small meet pitted 26 Bulldogs against Nebraska, Iowa State and Iowa State Wesleyan as both the men’s and women’s teams continued to post strong performances. Other members of the team had the weekend off to prepare for the MVC Championship. 110-Meter Hurdles3. Dom Lombardi, 15.00 In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) continued her strong season with another win, this one coming in a time of 13.70. The hurdlers again led the team with a pair of wins in the men’s 400-meter hurdles and women’s 100-meter hurdles. 800 Meters9. Alec Bognar, 2:00.1911. Michael Cooper, 2:02.0112. John Freeman, 2:06.31 Complete Results (PDF) 200 Meters1. Caulin Graves, 21.235. Deonne Witherspoon, 22.0211. Nihad Ejubovic, 22.66 Nebraska InvitationalDrake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters9. Nihad Ejubovic, 11.45center_img The Bulldogs return to the track Friday, May 12, for the first day of the MVC Championship in Wichita, Kan. 4×100-Meter Relay3. Lombardi, Priebe, Witherspoon, Graves, 41.16 400-Meter Hurdles1. Bas Van Leersum, 51.354. Malik Metivier, 53.055. Dom Lombardi, 53.277. Hudson Priebe, 54.528. Tyler Zak, 55.33 400 Meters4. Blair Barrow, 49.306. Cory Erickson, 50.708. George Webb, 51.7710. Maxwell Harlan, 53.32               Drake Individual Women’s Results100 Meters1. Mariah Crawford, 12.22 Story Links 400 Meters4. Kayla Giuliano, 58.095. Kaylen Rettig, 59.14 Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) won the men’s 400-meters with his best performance to date as a Bulldog with a personal best of 51.35. That time ranks as the fourth fastest in Drake history and is currently the top time in the MVC this season. Van Leersum was one of five Bulldogs to finish in the top eight in the event with Malik Metivier (Toronto, Ont.) coming in fourth in 53.05. 1,500 Meters8. Morgan Garcia, 5:01.719. Mykaela Cole, 5:03.3711. Paige Nicholson, 5:07.2613. Olivia Rogers, 5:23.11 400-Meter Hurdles3. Victoria Coombe, 1:01.817. Bryce Lang, 1:10.23 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more