Curry out of Hornets clash with ankle sprain

first_imgMOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rivalry doesn’t get in the way of friendship of 4 cheerleaders Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The Warriors ace later left the arena on crutches, although an X-ray taken soon after the game came back negative.The Warriors said in a statement on Tuesday an MRI scan confirmed a sprained right ankle and that Curry would miss Wednesday’s game in Charlotte.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The MRI indicated that the ankle is stable and structurally intact,” the team said, adding that Curry will be “re-evaluated in two weeks.”Curry told reporters after the game he was furious at the play that caused his injury, when he tangled with New Orleans guard E’Twaun Moore. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img View comments Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:07Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 “It was a dumb play because I tried to go for a steal,” Curry said. “And then, obviously, it was just a bang-bang (play). I got caught on E’Twaun’s shoe as I went by him and couldn’t catch myself.“So obviously it hurt, but wanted to kind of get back here, get ice on it and get the rehab process started as soon as possible.” /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors stumbles to get back into the play in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 29, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Stephen Curry was ruled out of Golden State’s next game against the Charlotte Hornets but it is not clear when the NBA star will return, the team said Tuesday.Curry limped off court after Golden State’s dramatic win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday after twisting his right ankle.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Homecoming promises to be most action packed Fivestar event yet

first_imgFor Donally himself one of the main reasons he started the Fivestar brand was for an opportunity to put on a local fight show. He says it will be the best show put on by the organization.“It means everything to me. We started this fight league a year and a half to two years ago. We set out and the whole reason for doing our first show was to get to Fort St. John. That being said we wanted to prove ourselves and get out there and make a name for ourselves. We set out to be small in the Peace region and as it turned out we ended up being one of the most respected and biggest promotions in western Canada. We’re excited. It’s the biggest and best show we’ve done.”Around 100 tickets remain up for grabs for Homecoming and are expected to be spoken for very soon. General tickets are available at Fivestar Athletics, Hi-Performance Motor Sports, Marc Joseph and Trends Clothing, The Barber Shop, and MC Rehabilitation and Wellness.General admission seats are $65.Advertisement Fivestar Owner Justin Donally says those on the card have been waiting for this day for some time and it is showing in their preparations for fight night. “It’s funny because I’ve been managing fighters and coaching and helping guys out for quite a few years now,” he says. “All of these guys came out and I’ve never seen any of them in as good of shape as they’re in. They’ve trained so hard for this and they’re so excited. They’ve never been able to fight in front of their friends and families before.”As oppose to other MMA or boxing shows Fivestar productions are geared towards the fans in attendance instead of those watching on TV or online. Donally says there is always something going on for the fans even between fights.- Advertisement -“We build our events for the crowd and that’s the difference between Fivestar and some of these other promotions. Everybody is out to get the good look on TV. We’re not pretending to be anything we’re not,” he explains. “We build the show so it’s crowd friendly so you don’t have stale times in the show. We have entertainment going on all the time. We do record our shows and we do air them later but we aren’t a live production. That’s not our goal at this time.”Two championships will be on the line on Friday night. Brad Stewart defends his Fivestar Fight League Middleweight Title again Cody Krahn in the main event, and Duncan “The Heartbreak Kid” Wilson will tangle with Jonathan Cowan for the Fivestar Fight League Middleweight Title.“Brad Stewart, and Duncan Wilson are both local guys. I’ve never seen anybody train as hard as they’ve trained. They’re in phenomenal shape and they’re ready to go,” Donally states. “Cody Krahn is challenging Brad Stewart for that title and he is super excited. Win, lose, or draw for Brad I expect a huge, huge fight. Anybody that knows Duncan Wilson or has seen him fight before knows he is one of the most exciting guys you will ever see.”Advertisementlast_img read more

New signal lights approved and tenders awarded to Curling Club and NPCC

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City Council awarded the tender for new signal lights and upgrades for the curling club and the North Peace Cultural Centre.The 2019 Capital Roadworks tender was awarded to Knappett Industries (2006) Ltd. of Fort St. John, totalling $408,738.75 and the funds are allocated from the one-time extra payment from the Gas Tax Agreement Community Works Fund. For the signalization of the intersection of 98 Street and 100 Avenue and modification of the existing traffic signals and lane markings at the intersection of 102 St and 100 AveThis project was identified at the 100 Street Charrette process as a first step in improving traffic flow around the phased construction projects related to infrastructure and surface works upgrading.- Advertisement -To read more; CLICK HERE Tender for the 2019 Curling Club and Cultural Centre – Facility Improvements was awarded to Hegge Construction Ltd., from Dawson Creek, BC, for $422,750.00 plus applicable taxes.From the IRC Facility Audit recommendations, the Curling Club and Cultural Centre will receive improvements.Advertisement The Curling Club will receive exterior improvements to lower walls, some interior painting, replacement of the overhead door, some added insulation to the exterior walls and some new exterior doors.The Cultural Centre will receive interior improvements to office spaces, some new carpeting and some new interior doors, the exterior concrete will be repaired and new exterior doors will also be replaced.last_img read more

Where is it all going wrong for this Manchester United star?

first_imgAs Memphis Depay struggles to make an impact at Manchester United, football statistics analysts take a close look where it’s all going wrong for the Dutch starlet. Check out more Man United stats at Manchester United secured the services of Anthony Martial, most scoffed at the fee. The young Frenchman became the most expensive teenager in history when United signed him for an initial fee believed to be in the region of £36million on transfer deadline day. However, the doubters were quick to shelve their assertions. The 19-year-old swiftly went about his business with ruthless efficiency, netting three goals from just six shots in his opening four Premier League appearances for the Manchester giants thus far.Such form has seen him gain a rating of 7.60, better than every United player. He’s quickly adjusted to the rigours of English football, which in turn has propelled the club up to 3rd in the table, two points behind title favourites and fierce rivals Manchester City. While Martial has had the desired effect, however, the same cannot be said of Memphis Depay. United and PSV came to an agreement over the transfer of the Dutchman back in May and after a stunning season – Memphis scored more goals (22) than any other Eredivisie player last term – big things were expected of the attacker upon his arrival at Old Trafford.Eight games in, however, and Memphis has more or less flattered to deceive. The Netherlands international has gained a rating of just 6.62, that the 5th worst of players to start all eight league matches so far. After a series of fine performances in pre-season, the 21-year-old has initially struggled in England’s top-flight.One league goal to his name is certainly a disappointing return given his goalscoring exploits for PSV last season. The favoured approach of the winger is to cut onto his right foot from the left flank, similar to Cristiano Ronaldo, with a statistically calculated strength of ‘long shots’ suggesting this approach worked in the Netherlands last campaign. However, this route to goal has failed in the Premier League thus far.A conversion rate of just 4% is one of the worst of all goalscorers in the Premier League this season. Given his total of 25 shots ranks among the top 10 players in the top tier of English football so far, it certainly makes for poor reading for the player and club. Nevertheless, this has clearly not had an adverse effect on Memphis’ confidence as he looks to make an impact in England’s top tier.Fortunately, his underwhelming start to life in Manchester has not had an adverse effect on the club’s performances. A 3-0 defeat at Arsenal prior to the international break was hardly ideal, but the likes of Martial and Juan Mata continue to excel, meaning the pressure is not on Memphis to rapidly turn his form around. Expectations, though, remain high on him to better his early-season performances sooner rather than later, in particular to add an end product to his game.Of all players currently at the club, only Martial (2.3) is averaging more successful dribbles per game than Memphis (1.4). He is still more than capable of beating his opponent when the opportunity presents itself. It’s his final delivery, though, that needs to be refined in order to be deemed a success in England.At his age, there is plenty of time for Memphis to develop and adjust accordingly to English football. He needs patience as he looks to make his mark in the Premier League and the player has certainly showed glimpses that he is capable of fulfilling his potential for United. The early displays have been disappointing, but that is no reason to write Memphis off as a flop after just eight league games in England.For more stats on Memphis Depay, click here to view his player page Memphis Depay 1last_img read more

Focus on the Family taking steps for life after Dobson

first_imgThat kind of peer-to-peer connection is central to Focus on the Family’s efforts to reach a younger audience. An example is a Webzine called that invites young adults ages 18 to 34 to talk to each other in moderated forums about everything from dating and courtship to the ethics of playing online poker. “This generation, Gen Y and even Gen X, they are skeptical,” said Motte Brown, 39, who oversees the Boundless `zine as family formation ministry manager. “They’ve been marketed to their entire lives, so they look to their peers and they reject anything with an authoritarian tone. They are looking for truth, but look to their peers for that.” Brown acknowledges that hunger poses a challenge for an institution founded on one man’s vision. Young adults on the online forums revere Dobson, he said, but also want to hear each other’s voices. The ministry also is customizing content to adapt to an on-demand world, said Glenn Williams, 44, a senior vice president. Dobson’s radio show is now available through podcast, audio-stream and video-stream. The ministry’s movie reviews, one of its most popular products, can be delivered by text message. An initiative called “My Family” allows Web site visitors to customize their home pages. The flagship Focus on the Family magazine was too general for the times, so now five versions based on different life-stages are published. “Focus for a long time took a shotgun approach: Let’s throw out a topic today and talk about it, and if it touches someone’s heart, we’ll respond,” Daly said. “Now, people are just too busy. They say, `I don’t have time to find it. I need you to feed it with me … That’s a huge change between the leadership (at Focus on the Family).”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“With (Dobson’s) interest in public policy, we have quite a strong bicep in that arena,” Daly said. But, he adds, “94 percent of our budget goes to marriage and parenting, the bread and butter stuff. We don’t have to reduce the muscle in the public policy area. We just need to start doing curls in the other area in the public square.” Dobson stepped down as Focus on the Family president in 2003 but remains the board chairman and the ministry’s public voice on its flagship radio broadcast. While Dobson has not hinted at retirement, the board has been plotting succession for years. Passing up a better-paying corporate job at a paper company, Daly joined Focus on the Family in the late 1980s and rose through the ranks. Daly is not heir apparent to the radio show because, he acknowledges, that isn’t his strength. He views himself as an administrator and delegator. Daly’s public profile is growing, however, illustrated by the release of his first book, “Finding Home,” in which he describes growing up in foster care after the deaths of his alcoholic parents and the joys of raising his own kids. The message: Parents can consider Daly a peer rather than an authority figure in the mold of Dobson, a child psychologist. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – James Dobson has become synonymous with the empire that is Focus on the Family. Tourists clamor for photos of the group’s founder when he’s not taping a radio show, talking about the presidential race on a TV news show or writing another child-rearing book. Some staff confess to asking “What Would Dr. Dobson Do?” when faced with a dilemma. But out of public view, a new generation of executives is laying the groundwork for sustaining the conservative Christian group as a cultural and political force once the 71-year-old Dobson has left the scene. And most of their efforts are concentrated not in the political realm, but in finding new ways to deliver marriage and parenting advice to a younger generation of families, many of whom distrust institutions or dislike evangelical engagement in politics. Consider Jim Daly, the group’s 46-year-old president and chief executive officer. He shares Dobson’s conservative evangelical beliefs about marriage and the culture wars. But Daly is more likely to talk or blog about his troubled childhood or the challenges of raising his own kids, ages 5 and 7, than stage voter-registration rallies. last_img

Benedict’s first encyclical a labor of love

first_imgVATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI releases his long-awaited first encyclical today, an exploration of God’s love and charity that has surprised even some Vatican officials because it isn’t at all controversial. Monsignor Josef Cordes, who heads the Vatican’s charitable initiatives, told a symposium on the encyclical this week that the pope’s chosen topic was “unexpected and astonishing” considering the Vatican’s former doctrinal chief could have delved into a burning current issue such as bioethics to make his inaugural mark. But Vatican and other church officials say Benedict’s theme of “God is Love” is very much in line with his thinking, teaching and his pledge from the start of his papacy to be a peacemaker. And they say it shows the pope in a different light than the rigid disciplinarian he was often perceived as during his nearly quarter-century as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. “This is the pope as theologian and now as universal pastor,” Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago, said in an interview Tuesday. “So it’s a very pastoral theme – it shows that side of him which was always there but perhaps not able to be expressed as easily in his former work.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card George was one of the keynote speakers at the Vatican symposium on the encyclical – a somewhat awkward event considering the text at the heart of the conference hadn’t yet been released. But in an unusual break with tradition, Benedict has elaborated at some length in the past week on his chosen topic and his motivations behind it, giving conference participants as well as the general public plenty of material to discuss well before today’s official launch. Benedict has said he chose the theme of God’s love and charity to show that they were the central tenets of the Christian faith. He said Monday that he believed the word “love” today has been so abused and misunderstood that it needed to be purified. “In an era in which hatred and greed have become superpowers, an era in which we witness the abuse of religion until the triumph of hatred, neutral rationality alone cannot protect us,” the pope told symposium participants in describing his text. “We need a living God, who loves us to death.” last_img read more

Serbia v Brazil: Preview, confirmed teams and radio commentary

first_img 3 Brazil will seal a place in the knockout rounds if they avoid defeat against Serbia in their final Group E game.Late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar rescued victory against Costa Rica last time out, and mean Serbia will probably have to beat the five-time champions if they are to progress themselves. This is the fourth game to be played at Spartak Stadium at this World Cup The Serbs took the lead against Switzerland in their last game but fell to goals from Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, leaving their tournament future in the balance.A draw against Brazil could be enough to see them through, but they would have to rely on Costa Rica upsetting the odds and beating Switzerland in today’s other Group E game. Full match preview here.When is Serbia vs Brazil?The match will take place on Wednesday, June 27 and kicks off at 7pm UK time.Moscow’s 44,000-seater Spartak Stadium will host the clash. 3 Coutinho’s late strike against Costa Rica was a huge relief for Brazil as they finally broke the deadlock How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of all the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?The subject of constant links to Manchester United and Juventus this summer, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has yet to prove himself on the biggest stage this summer. A genuine goal threat and a huge physical presence in the middle of the park, the 23-year-old will look to justify his rumoured £100million price tag and lead Serbia to the second round for the first time as an independent nation.With goals in both Brazil’s first two games, Philippe Coutinho is stepping forward as the Selecao’s key man at this World Cup, providing the big moments when they need them most. His stunning strike against Switzerland was only enough to earn a draw, but against Costa Rica he popped up in the 91st minute to grab a crucial breakthrough.Confirmed teamsSerbia XI: Stoikovic, Rukavina, Kolarov, Veljkovic, Milenkovic, Tadic, Kostic, Sergej, Matic, Ljajic, MitrovicBrazil XI: Becker, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Fagner, Casemiro, Coutinho, Paulinho, Willian, Neymar, Jesus, NeymarHow is Group E shaping up ahead of the match? 3 talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

Tottenham player ratings as Juan Foyth redeems himself against Palace

first_imgTottenham sent a message to their title rivals with a gritty 1-0 victory away at Crystal Palace.A first Premier League goal for Juan Foyth proved decisive as a below-par Spurs went level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool.The 20-year-old nodded in from point-blank range in the 66th minute to redeem himself after a torrid display against Wolves last week. Juan Foyth bagged the winner 4 4 4 Dele Alli saw plenty of the ball Eric Lamela – 5The Argentine was fairly wasteful in possession, but credit to him for always trying to force the issue.Harry Kane – 5He did well to win the header which led to the goal, however that was his only meaningful contribution.Serge Aurier (Sub) – 6Much like Davies on the other side, Aurier got forward well and got plenty of decent crosses into the box.Heung-Min Son (Sub) – 5The substitute had a great chance to double his side’s lead in stoppage time but he couldn’t make the most of it. Palace, without talisman Wilfried Zaha, sparked into life in the closing stages and Alexander Sorloth spurned a glorious chance at the death.But their troubled time in front of goal continued as Spurs made it four consecutive wins.How did the rest of Mauricio Pochettino’s men perform? Scroll down to find out.Hugo Lloris – 6The skipper didn’t have much to do, but that didn’t prevent a couple of heart-in-mouth moments. He flapped at a corner before skewing a clearance straight to Andros Townsend. But he made up for it with a superb stop from Sorloth late-on. There were highs and lows for Lloris Kieran Trippier – N/AForced off injured early in the game. Spurs will hope it’s nothing too serious.Toby Alderweireld – 7The calming influence in Tottenham’s back line, as always.Juan Foyth – 8Redemption! It was a nervy start from the youngster, who struggled to shake off those two conceded penalties at Wolves last week. But he grew into the game and bagged his first Spurs goal. 4 Ben Davies – 6Tottenham’s greatest threat came from wide and Davies’ delivery was on the money every time.Moussa Sissoko – 7A couple of bulldozing runs had the travelling fans chanting his name and his Spurs career is certainly going from strength-to strength.Victor Wanyama – 5He looked like a player returning from injury too early and the game largely passed him by.Lucas Moura – 7The Brazilian must be such a nightmare to play against. He is always busy and caused real problems for the Palace defence.Dele Alli – 6At the scene of his most famous goal, he couldn’t provide that sort of magic. He was neat and tidy without being cutting and incisive, excluding one brilliant pass to Eric Lamela. It was a night to remember for Juan Foyth last_img read more


first_imgA MOTORIST was treated for shock after a two-car collision in Letterkenny this afternoon.The incident happened outside the Mount Errigal Hotel just after 3.15pm.Two ambulances attended the scene and the female motorist was treated for shock. She was later helped by big-hearted staff at the hotel.Traffic was heavy in the area for a time whilst Gardaí interviewed witnesses. WOMAN TREATED FOR SHOCK AFTER TWO-CAR CRASH was last modified: September 5th, 2014 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:car crashletterkennylast_img read more

Drake Relays To Partner With Track Guy Speaker Series

first_imgBlake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, is set to participate in a series of events around the state of Iowa as part of the Track Guy Speaker Series.The first of Boldon’s appearances is Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City, Iowa, at 6 p.m.Boldon will update track and field fans in Iowa City on the upcoming 110th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee and is slated to be joined by the Drake Relays record holder in the 800 meters, Randy Wilson, and three-time U.S. Champion Erik Sowinski in what promises to be a lively track and field discussion.”I’m thrilled to be a regular contributor to the Track Guy Speaker Series and to travel around the great state of Iowa to talk about the Drake Relays and our sport,” Boldon said. “I’m eager to personally visit with athletes and fans that have helped make the Drake Relays such a fundamental part of Iowa’s rich athletic history and earned the Relays the title of “America’s Athletic Classic.”Boldon returns to the series Feb. 6 at Wheelhouse Bar and Grill in Sioux City, Iowa, at 6 p.m. There he will be joined by various coaches from the Siouxland area and Bob Prince, an NCAA 800 meter champion at Kansas State and past Relays standout.The series visits the home of the Drake Relays Feb. 12 at Confluence Brewery in Des Moines. Starting at 6 p.m., Boldon will be joined by a pair of Drake University standouts in Rick Wanamaker and Brogan Austin. Fifty years ago, Wanamaker dueled the legendary Dick Fosbury in the high jump at the Drake Relays and the following year was the NCAA Champion in the decathlon and eventual 1971 Pan-American Games gold medalist in the event. Austin, a Relays champion himself, is the reigning USATF marathon champion and as an up-and-coming professional talent is positioning himself to be one of the favorites at the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials in the marathon. All three events will be moderated by Mike Jay, the current voice of the Drake Relays and one of the founders of Track Guy. The organization uses proceeds from track and field themed apparel designed and printed in Iowa to give back to cross country and track and field communities by supporting Iowa’s young athletes. Track Guy intends to generate funding for camps, clinics, coaching seminars, shoe drives and entry fees for road races. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more