Efficient Fournier leads Magic rout of Spurs

first_imgOrlando Magic’s Evan Fournier (10) dunks the ball over San Antonio Spurs’ Dejounte Murray during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — The season is a little more than a week old, but the Orlando Magic continue to shock the NBA.The Magic buried the San Antonio Spurs 114-87 behind 25 points from Evan Fournier to run their record to an Eastern Conference-best 4-1.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Orlando’s quick tempo resulted in open looks from all over the floor, especially in the first half, when all nine players scored.Aldridge scored 12 first-half points on 5-of-9 shooting. The rest of the team combined to go 7 for 35 (20 percent) from the field, and no other Spur had more than four points at halftime.“I wouldn’t say we took them lightly. They just beat us,” Aldridge said. “We didn’t play good defense and our offense wasn’t any good. When you don’t do those things, you end up getting beat by a lot of points.”Orlando had 22 assists in the game, 19 of them in the first three periods.“The respect level we have for them kept our guys engaged in the game the whole way,” Vogel said. “Our guys worked tonight. We forced a lot of turnovers and took them out of their rhythm. There are definitely a lot of positives happening for us.”TIP-INS:Spurs: Popovich still needs one win to tie Phil Jackson for sixth on the all-time victory list. Popovich is at 1,154. … San Antonio went 2-for-13 from 3-point range in the first half. … Aldridge has scored 20 or more points in each of the first five games. … Only Miami had scored 100 points against the Spurs this season.Magic: Orlando is shooting 49 percent from the field so far this season, compared to 44 percent last season. … Gordon has hit 21 of 29 shots in his last two games. … Orlando is 3-0 at home this season. … The Magic hadn’t beaten the Spurs in Orlando since 2010.UP NEXT:Spurs: At Indiana on Sunday. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Orlando shot 60 percent for the first three quarters before emptying the bench in the fourth.“We’ve got a lot of weapons out there on the floor, especially with Niko (Vucevic) being able to knock down the 3-ball,” Gordon said. “We have a lot of guys who are dangerous from a lot of different areas on the floor.”San Antonio lost for the first time in five games this season. The Spurs tried to play the up-tempo game Orlando favors but couldn’t run with the younger, fresher Magic.LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio. Patty Mills added 12 points and Pau Gasol scored 10 with eight rebounds.“They did a good job of taking us out of what we wanted to do, and they did it for 48 minutes,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “They outplayed us in every facet.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 awardcenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Texas school district apologizes for slurs during broadcast It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Magic: At Charlotte on Sunday night. The Magic have lost seven straight to the Hornets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Orlando led by as many as 36 points in a near-perfect performance at both ends of the floor. One week ago, the Magic led the Cleveland Cavaliers by as many as 37 in a 114-93 victory.Jonathon Simmons scored 17 points, Aaron Gordon had 16 and Nikola Vucevic scored 15 for the Magic, who closed this one out early. They led by 27 at halftime and pushed the lead to 36 when Fournier conveted a four-point play with just over three minutes left in the third period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’m impressed with how we’re playing offensively,” coach Frank Vogel said. “Nobody is forcing things at the rim, nobody’s forcing it on the perimeter, and as a result, we’re getting better and better looks on each possession. That’s why you’re seeing the offense clicking the way it’s clicking.”The Magic got 56 points in the paint and 58 on the perimeter, and they shot 11-for-23 from 3-point range. Fournier hit all four of his 3-point attempts, and Vucevic was 3-for-3 from behind the arc. View commentslast_img read more

DEATH DRIVER WHO KILLED GARDA GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER AND JAILED FOR SEVEN YEARS

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A man who led detectives on a 30 kilometre pursuit before crashing into another patrol car and killing a young Garda has been jailed for seven years.Martin McDermott was found guilty of the manslaughter of Garda Gary McLoughlin in Co Donegal in December 2009.McDermott, 25, of Castlegrove, Raphoe, was also found guilty of the reckless endangerment of Garda Bernard McLaughlin. He had previously pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death, drink-driving, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.The jury was later told that McDermott has been in custody for the past year and a half.The jury of eight women and four men took just under two hours to return their verdict.McDermott showed no emotion as both guilty verdicts were read out by the jury foreman.His mother and other relatives broke down in tears.Some of the late Garda McLoughlin’s relatives, who travelled from their hometown of Fenagh in Co Leitrim, also broke down in tears.The dead Garda’s brother Enda told the court that his family’s lives will be changed forever because of Gary’s death.“Gary is in our thoughts every hour of every day. We got a phonecall nobody wants to hear at 3am. Our hearts would be broken and our lives changed forever,” he said.He revealed how his father Noel is angry when people describe Gary’s death as an accident and is still have problems accepting his youngest son’s death.Fighting back tears at Letterkenny Circuit Court, Enda also revealed the family thought he might pull through even though he was only given a 5% chance.“When that increased to 15% we felt elated but we were soon punched in the stomach,” he said.He described his brother as an ordinary, happy young man who loved his job and loved to do magic tricks for his nieces such as pulling coins out of their ears.“It is difficult but we just miss those normal days,” he said.He added that his mother Una finds it difficult to sleep and she says there is an emptiness in her life that she will never be able to fill.The trial, which lasted three days, heard how Garda detectives first spotted McDermott speeding out of The Grove petrol station in Bridgend after 1.20am on December 13th, 2009.The followed him and a chase ensued for more than 30kms with McDermott reaching speeds of up to 180kph.The pursuit ended when McDermott, 25, smashed head-on into a marked patrol car at Lisfannon, Burt.Garda Gary McLoughlin, 24, the driver of the patrol car, died the next day as a result of his injuries in hospital.Prosecuting barrister Alex Owens SC said in summing up there was enough evidence to reach a verdict of involuntary manslaughter.He said McDermott’s average speed during the pursuit across Donegal was 150 kph or 93mph.“That speaks for itself what was going on. He was driving after he had been drinking and while he was disqualified from driving.“This was a decision taken by the accused,” he said.He also added that it was only by chance that McDermott did not come across any members of the public while travelling at such high speeds.However defence barrister Peter Finlay SC said there was simply not enough evidence to find a verdict of manslaughter against McDermott.He said Garda evidence stated that the minimum speed during the crash was between 51 and 59 kph – within the speed limit.He also said the jury should not be influenced by the fact that the victim was a member of An Garda Siochana.“Just because the injured person was a guard cannot influence your decision and that is said without the slightest disrespect to the force.“I am not turning this into some Garda bashing exercise but it’s my duty to point out the facts. If that was the head of a Government or a labourer with a shovel on his back, it does not matter a wit in the eyes of the law.“You cannot say I want to help the Gardai here if you are to truthfully follow the Oath,” he said.In summing up Judge John O’Hagan said the fact that Gary McLoughlin was a Garda should not influence their verdict.“You must look at the case in the cold light of day. You are not deciding this case to keep anyone happy.“You are here to apply the law and bring in a true verdict according to the evidence,” he said.After McDermott was found guilty of both charges, Judge John O’Hagan passed sentence.He was told that the accused had 91 previous convictions – many of which were for traffic offences including drink driving as well as burglary and forgery.He jailed McDermott to 8 years in prison for the manslaughter charge and suspended the last year.He sentenced him to a further 5 years for the reckless endangerment to Garda Bernard McLaughlin.On the dangerous driving causing death charge which McDermott pleaded guilty to, he was sentenced to 5 years and disqualified form driving for 20 years.He received a further six months for drink driving, another 6 months for having no insurance and a further six months I jail for driving while disqualified.All sentences are to run concurrently.Judge John O’Hagan said he wanted to send out a message to all young drivers about their consequences of their actions.DEATH DRIVER WHO KILLED GARDA GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER AND JAILED FOR SEVEN YEARS was last modified: July 22nd, 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) Tags:guiltymanslaughter of gardalast_img read more

Whites Park No. 1 in budget

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – A hillside park with a breathtaking overlook of Canyon Country is the top priority of the Santa Clarita Parks Commission, which has begun reviewing its share of the city’s 2006-07 budget. “Whites Canyon Park is definitely a priority,” said Community Services Superintendent Adele Macpherson. “It’s a passive park, but there will be trails and paths put into the part that extends down to Nadal Street.” Most people know Whites Canyon Park as a large parcel of land with a few benches perched atop a hill overlooking Canyon High School. Macpherson said plans for the rest of the park development are in final review and are included in this year’s budget. Other capital improvement projects included in the program budget of $23.2 million are the expansion of the city’s sports complex into a 38-acre parcel the city bought in 2004. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“It’s always been part of the plan to add a BMX area and expand the skatepark, but things changed when we did the initial phase,” Macpherson said. “Now that we’re going into phase four, there are plans to add a gym, a BMX track and a larger skatepark.” The budget for planning, engineering, grading and permits for the expansion is set at $137,056. Two trails will receive attention in the budget; $312,171 has been earmarked for the development of a passive park and trailhead improvements of a 41-acre parcel at the Lost Canyon River Park Trailhead. The Sand Canyon Trail, which is in the process of being extended, has been allocated $168,000 for improvements and easements. In addition, a related grant-funded project will focus on the acquisition of 92 acres adjacent to the project for river open space and future trail extension. Playground equipment and resurfacing is nearly complete at Santa Clarita Park, Pamplico Park and Valencia Glen Park. Budget allocation for that project is $250,000. Two projects built by developers, the North Valencia I Trails and River Park, are also being considered, though no funds have been budgeted yet for the projects. carol.rock@dailynews.com (661) 257-5252 If you go: The Santa Clarita Parks Commission will review a proposed parks budget at 6 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd.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

TERMON GAA 5K DETAILS

first_imgTermon  Gaa have  announced the  regulations  for  the  12th  of  July  5  K.Pre  registration  will  take place at  the  Termon  GAA club  house  on the  10th  July between  8pm and  9.30pmor  at  the  Craoibhin  between  5.30  and  7.30pm on  race  dayRace  will  commence at  the  Craoibhin  at  7.30pm  and  finish at  the  entrance to Termon’s GAA groundsAdmission  fee  is  adults  E8.0Under  16  E2TERMON GAA 5K DETAILS was last modified: July 5th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Paris Saint-Germain submit world-record bid for Barcelona star

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder Paris Saint-Germain have made a world-record transfer offer for Philippe Coutinho, according to reports.The Brazilian midfield ace only joined Barcelona in January following a protracted pursuit in a £142million deal, scoring 10 goals and making six assists in 22 appearances across all competitions. Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback REAL DEAL WHITE KNIGHT Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing heading off 1 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino RANKED center_img three-way race GOSSIP Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out take zlat But Mundo Deportivo in Spain suggest PSG have submitted the astonishing bid, which would represent a profit of almost £100million for Barcelona were they to accept, to one of the players’ representatives.It is, though, said LaLiga champions Barca would not accept anything under Coutinho’s £353million release clause, no matter how tempting.The midfielder was a key performer in Brazil’s run to the quarter-finals at World Cup 2018, scoring three goals and outshining Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar. Latest transfer news IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM ‘perfect fit” Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho starred at the World Cup for Brazil and is wanted by Paris Saint-Germain. Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly Listen to live commentary of Croatia vs England on talkSPORT, Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm.last_img read more

WOMAN WITH STRONG DONEGAL CONNECTIONS KILLED IN AUSTRALIA

first_imgA woman with strong Donegal connections has been killed following a tragic accident in Australia.Kathleen Peat was knocked off her bike and killed on St Stephen’s Day as she trained for a triathlon with her husband near Adelaide.Kathleen, 48, was the daughter of Mary Heraghty from Fanad. Her uncle Humphrey Friel from Fanad said the family were devastated by Kathleen’s sudden and unfortunate death. WOMAN WITH STRONG DONEGAL CONNECTIONS KILLED IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: January 2nd, 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:accidentAustraliaKATHLEEN PEATkilledlast_img read more

GREEN VEHICLE RECYCLING PREPARE FOR MASSIVE CLEARANCE AUCTION

first_imgA massive clearance auction of Plant, Machinery and Vehicles will take place this Saturday at the Green Vehicle recycling facility in Bonagee. Due to Business expansion Wilson Auctions have been instructed by Green Vehicle Recycling to sell a large Variety of Surplus Cars, Vans, Trucks, Trailers, Boats, Plant Machinery, Recycling equipment and more by Public auction.  The Auction will take place at 11am on Saturday 14th June from the premises of Green Vehicle Recycling, Bonagee, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Visit www.greenvehiclerecycling.ie for location mapEmail paulcooke@wilsonsauctions.comTo register or to bid On-line Entries to Include: 1988 Scania 142 Tractor Unit c/w PM Crane, 1984 Coles 18 Ton Mobile Crane, 2005 Renault Midlum 180 c/w Enclosed Car Transport Body, 1997 Volvo FL6 Skip Lorry, 2002 Man 8×4 Hook Loader, 2002 MAN Curtainsider c/w Dhollandia Tail Lift, 1999 Daf 45 150 Spec Lift Recovery, 1990 Mercedes 814 Tilt & Slide Recovery, 2002 Ford Transit 350, 1999 Barford SX6000 Straight Tip Dumper, 1999 Hyster 6 Ton Twin Wheel Forklift, Lancer Diesel 2 Ton Forklift, 2008 Dalian 4 Ton Forklift, Atlas Rubber Duck, 2 X JCB 805B Track Machines, Shipping Containers, Steel Fencing, Car Wheels, 30 Cars, 2006 Slemish 45 Beavertail Lowloader, 45 Foot Curtainsider Trailer, 45 Foot Flat Trailer, Car Parts, Garage Equipment, Office Furniture Lots More!! There will be an open viewing from 10am to 5pm on Friday 13th June and from 9am on the morning of the Auction.For more information please contact Paul Cooke on 0868532967, Steve Joyce on 0868532952, Auction Support on 014642800 or alternatively email: paulcooke@wilsonsauctions.comGREEN VEHICLE RECYCLING PREPARE FOR MASSIVE CLEARANCE AUCTION was last modified: June 11th, 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:BusinessGreen VehicleGreen Vehicle RecyclingnewsNoticeslast_img read more

HARPS BACK TO BUSINESS AGAINST SHELS AFTER MID-SEASON BREAK

first_imgFinn Harps make the tough trip to Tolka Park on Friday night as the second half of this season’s league campaign gets underway.With Harps’ advantage at the top of the table now just one point, Harps know that they must improve on a recent run that has seen them pick up just two victories in their last eight competitive games – the two games prior to the mid-season break both resulted in first league defeats of the season for Ollie Horgan’s men as Athlone and Wexford halted an unbeaten 12 game league run.Horgan will be left scratching his head as to how Harps managed to lose against Wexford in the game immediately prior to the break two weeks ago. Harps dominated for long spells of the game, but it was Youths who took the chances when they presented themselves. “Wexford took their chances and we didn’t would probably sum up the game,” said Horgan as he reflected on the game. “They were excellent on the counter attack and Furlong, Keenan and Mulligan showed great quality.“It wasn’t that we played badly and as a result lost,” he continued. “We played well enough but couldn’t get the first goal. We had a lot of free kicks that weren’t converted – Wexford scored theirs so fair play to them.”Shelbourne watched their own unbeaten run come to an end over the last couple of games. They had recorded four wins on the bounce before UCD won by the odd goal in three to half the run. Shels followed that up with a 1-1 draw as Cobh left Tolka Park with a share of the spoils last time out.This will be the third meeting of the two sides this season with Harps holding the upper hand so far. The opening day meeting at Tolka finished in a scoreless draw while Kevin McHugh’s 80th minute penalty was the difference between the sides when they met at Finn Park in April. “Shelbourne have improved through the first half of the season and we ran our luck against them last time out so it will be very difficult to get anything out of Friday night,” said Horgan ahead of Friday’s trip to Tolka.“I think we can improve in all areas and need to improve also to compete,” said Horgan as he plots his sides games over the second half of the season. “We need to do this not just in the attacking end as we have conceded our fair share of goals recently also.”With the transfer window set to open again next week, there are likely to be plenty of comings and goings at Finn Park. Horgan expects Sligo duo Ruairi Keating and Regan Donelon to return to the Showgrounds while Oisin McMenamin has already arrived at Harps.Keating misses the trip to Dublin on Friday through injury, so may have already played his last game for the club. Raymond Foy and Damien McNulty are available again after missing the loss against Wexford though suspension.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: None.Injured: Ruairi Keating. FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: D-W-W-D-L-L (6 pts)Shelbourne: W-W-W-W-L-D (13 pts)HARPS BACK TO BUSINESS AGAINST SHELS AFTER MID-SEASON BREAK was last modified: June 25th, 2015 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:donegalfinn harpsShelbournelast_img read more

Donegal gets pedalling on Bike Week

first_imgWith 25 events planned across the county for Bike Week (9-17 June) and the fine weather set to continue, Donegal County Council is hoping that the interest in cycling for commuting and leisure purposes will continue to increase.In Dungloe on Thursday next (14 June), staff in the Dungloe Public Service Centre will get on their bikes with a lunchtime cycle around the beautiful town and will be joined by Councillors and youth councillors.“This is a great way to spend your lunch break,” says Mairead Cranley Social Inclusion Co-Ordinator with the Council. She continued: “this is about getting new people on the bikes and it is for all levels of cyclists. It is giving people the opportunity to get up from their desk and out into the fresh air. “It’s amazing the amount of exercise you can include during your 30 minute lunch break. Most importantly there is a great social and fun aspect to this initiative, creating team bonding between colleagues and other agencies within the building while getting your exercise too,” Ms Cranley said.The Council has gone one step further and installed a state-of-the-art bicycle shelter at its headquarters in Lifford, which is the latest example of its commitment to its employees. If successful, the Council plans to roll out similar shelters to all its offices, including the public service centres.With the bike shelter now in situ, the Council hopes that more staff will consider cycling as a mode of transport when travelling to the Lifford office. This option will be further enhanced with the Lifford-Strabane segregated cycleway due within three years as part of the Council’s North West Greenway Network development.Ronan Gallagher, the Communications Manager for the North West Greenway Network said: ‘BikeWeek is a fantastic opportunity to encourage people – young and old – to dust down their bikes and take to the county’s roads and cyclepaths again’. He continued: ‘the Council’s commitment to cycling infrastructure is highlighted throughout the new County Development Plan, which places great importance on greenway development for modal shift, tourism and leisure activities.’ A full schedule of bike events taking place across Donegal can be found at www.bikeweek.ie. The programme is supported by Donegal Sports Partnership, National Bike Week and Donegal County Council.Donegal gets pedalling on Bike Week was last modified: June 8th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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

Derek Carr’s woeful debut raises serious questions for Jon Gruden, the Raiders

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.WATCH: Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on their loss to the Rams.OAKLAND — No, it wasn’t a true West Coast offense. It wasn’t a modern spread scheme either. What Jon Gruden debuted Monday night was something a bit different — a wonderful marriage between the two systems, created over the last nine years in a Tampa strip mall.Let’s call it the Spread Coast offense.And after nine months — or nine years, …last_img read more