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Heat too much for Mavericks

first_imgMIAMI (AP):Miami jumped a slow-starting and inaccurate Dallas to set up a 106-82 win against the Mavericks on Friday, moving within one game of the lead in the NBA Southeast Division.Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 19 rebounds for the Heat, who were without an ill Dwyane Wade early but still dominated.Elsewhere, Toronto rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Charlotte, and Chicago blew a big lead before steadying and beating New York.Miami’s Gerald Green added 19 points off the bench for Miami, who were forced to adjust their starting lineup shortly before tip-off when Wade was stricken by flu-like symptoms. Wade got some intravenous fluids and checked in early in the second quarter, just his 10th time playing off the bench in his 13-year career.Whiteside made 12 of 16 shots, and the Heat enjoyed their biggest victory margin of the season.Dallas had only 10 points in the first quarter – their lowest for any period this season – and shot just 36 percent for the game, compared to 56 percent for Miami.Zaza Pachulia’s 14 points and 13 rebounds was best for the Mavericks, who had won their previous four games.Toronto came from seven points down after three quarters to defeat Charlotte 104-94.DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and Kyle Lowry added 18 points and 11 assists for the Raptors.Kemba Walker had 18 points for the Hornets.Chicago blew a 17-point lead before pulling away again in the final quarter to beat New York 108-81.Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, and Nikola Mirotic had 17 points and seven assists for the Bulls, who won comfortably despite Derrick Rose missing a second straight game with hamstring tendonitis.Carmelo Anthony scored 20 for New York, who have dropped five of six.Washington beat Orlando for the 11th straight time, with John Wall contributing 24 points with 13 assists toward a 103-91 victory.Los Angeles’ Lou Williams scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter against his former team to guide the Lakers to a 93-84 win against Philadelphia in a match of the league’s two worst teams.last_img read more

Team Fivestar goes 2-for-3 at Rumble in the Cage 53 in Lethbridge

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, A.B. – Three athletes that train with Fivestar MMA in Fort St. John competed at Rumble in the Cage 53 in Lethbridge last weekend.Ashley Rouble, Amanda Rogers, and Nick Young were all competing in K1-style kickboxing. The sport is similar to the kickboxing that Young and Rogers showcased during last month’s charity boxing match in Fort St. John, albeit without shin guards or head gear.Rouble, who is 17 years old, competed against another fighter eleven years her senior. After dominating the fight for one three minute round, Rouble managed to beat her opponent with a solid kick to the liver halfway through the second round to get the win via TKO.- Advertisement -Amanda Rogers, who recently moved to Grande Prairie and had been unable to train with the gym regularly, ended up going the distance in her fight. Rogers stood against her opponent for three 3-minute rounds, but sadly lost her match in a split decision by the judges.Fivestar MMA owner Justin Donally described Nick Young’s fight as “really weird.” Young is 16, stands roughly 5’6” tall, and weighs 150 lbs. His opponent was one year older than him, and had a height and weight advantage of 3-4” and 9 lbs respectively. Young can out swinging in the first round, first managing to daze his opponent before landing a clean right hook that knocked him to the mat. Donally says that confusion arose when after assessing the other fighter, officials allowed him to continue the match. Having his supposed victory cut short, Young continued to battle for the full 9 minutes. Donally says that after winning the second round, Young was then fouled twice by a pair of low kicks, resulting in his opponent losing a point. In spite of this, the officials scored the match a draw after the match. After the match, the event’s promoter told Young that he felt that he had definitely won the match, although Young’s record will still show a draw.Young and Rouble, along with other members of Team Fivestar will be in action in Quesnel on December 10th for a series of boxing matches.Advertisementlast_img read more

Juventus refuse to give up chase for Chelsea star

first_imgJuventus have not given up hope of prising Chelsea star Oscar away from Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports in Italy.The Brazil international, 23, has climbed to the top of the Bianconeri’s summer wishlist and the Serie A champions are expected to talk to Chelsea representatives next week.The Blues have given no indication they want the talented attacker to leave west London but Juve believe a summer bid could test Jose Mourinho’s resolve over the player.Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri wants to add more flare and creativity to his side and believes the Brazilian could provide that extra cutting edge, according to Tuttosport.Oscar made 28 appearances, scoring six goals, in Chelsea’s Premier League-winning season but was often in the shadow of Player of the Year Eden Hazard. 1 Oscar in action for Chelsea last_img read more

Religious Briefs

first_img “The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce?” will be discussed by Wynn Free, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St. Call (818) 363-8136. Yom Kippur services, 8 p.m. Wednesday and at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Adat Y’shua Ha Adon Messianic Jewish Congregation, meeting at 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 222-0200. The Jewish holiday of Sukkot will be discussed by Rabbi Isaac Jeret, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel-Air. Reservations required. Tickets $6. Call (310) 476-5359. “Introduction to Judaism,” a 16-week course, 7-9 p.m. starting Oct. 20 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Fee: $325. Registration required. Call (805) 497-7101. “A Blueprint for Life” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Janet Loughry at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. Call (805) 529-8422. “Commands and Invitations” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Jack Ledbetter at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 583-0556. “Heaven is an Action, Not a Place” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meeting at the Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “If Only One Gift” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. “Psalms for the Troubled Soul” will be the message delivered by Jim Bell at 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday at West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-6480. Religion events are complied by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (818) 713-0058 or e-mail without attachments to 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The second annual Pet Blessing, presented by Unity Center Church of Thousand Oaks, 10 a.m.-noon today at Waverly Park, 1300 E. Avenida de las Flores, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 496-6901 or see Our Lady of Lourdes Festival, with entertainment, bingo, silent auction, international food booths, rides, carnival games and a car show on last day of festival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at 18405 Superior St., Northridge. Call (818) 349-0245. “Country Fair”, with games, raffles, silent auction, cake walk and food, 4-8 p.m. today at Sherman Oaks Presbyterian Church, 4445 Noble Ave., Sherman Oaks. Admission $15, $7 for children 2-12. Call (818) 788-3330 or see Newbury Park First Christian Church will discuss its “40 Days of Community” campaign, 5 p.m. service today and at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday at 801 Knollwood Drive. Call (805) 498-2129 or see AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Christian social dance, 8 p.m.-midnight at Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7348 Jordan Ave. Modest attire required. Beginning dance lesson at 7 p.m. Admission: $12. Call (818) 402-3863. His Holiness Aram I will preside over a Holy High Mass, 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Glendale. Call (818) 244-2402 Blessing of the Animals, noon Sunday at United Church of Christ, 370 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Animals must be properly restrained. Call (805) 527-6001. A Kol Nidre service, offered by Chabad of the Conejo, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Services for Yom Kippur day will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. No tickets required. Call (818) 991-0991. “Practical Mysticism,” a class taught by the Rev. Beverly Craig, 7 p.m. Wednesday at La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. last_img read more

Who will be suffering from fatigue? What you must know ahead of AFCON 2019

first_imgbeIN Sport – Who will be suffering from fatigue?-Summer 2017 was the last summer without a tournament involving African players – Kalidou Koulibaly (9,568 minutes) is the only African player to have played more than Mohamed Salah (9,379 minutes) during this time period. Sadio Mane (9,059 minutes) is fourth on the list.-Salah has played the equivalent of 2.7 seasons in Premier League minutes since his last summer ‘off’ – there has been a total of 6,840 minutes of Premier League football played between summer 2017 and summer 2019. During that period, Salah has played an additional 2,539 minutes of football, through his participation in European, domestic and international cup competitions.-Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham target, Kalidou Koulibaly, has played the most minutes – if Koulibaly does join a Premier League club, the club will be purchasing a player who has clocked more minutes for club and country than any other African player since the summer of 2017.-Arsenal transfer target, Franck Kessie, will also head into the AFCON fatigued – Kessie has racked up 9,181 minutes; 8,461 of those minutes came domestically for AC Milan.Which clubs are best represented at the tournament?-The French league (90 players) is the biggest source of players playing in the AFCON – this is followed by South Africa (46 players) and England (42 players). The French league has three times as many players represented as fourth-placed Turkey (30 players).-African players accounted for 8.2% of the minutes played in the Premier League last season – only Ligue 1 (17.5%) has a higher proportion than the Premier League out of Europe’s Top 5 leagues.-There are 21 Premier League players participating in the tournament in Egypt – Crystal Palace have 4 players at the competition (Zaha, Sako, Ayew and Kouyate), the most of all Premier League clubs, while Liverpool have 3 players (Salah, Mane and Keita).Who will be the most relieved that the tournament has moved to the summer?-Salah, Mane and Keita played a staggering 20.5% of Liverpool’s minutes last season – if they had disappeared in January last season, it could have had a serious impact on their challenge for trophies.-Liverpool, followed by Crystal Palace, are the clear beneficiaries of the competition’s move from the January to the summer – Zaha, Sako, Ayew and Kouyate accounted for 16.4% of Palace’s minutes in the Premier League last season.African players and nations in the Premier League-Chelsea have given the most appearances (1,226 appearances) to African players in Premier League history – they also gave the fewest (0 appearances) out of the top 6 in the 2018/19 season.-Arsenal are a narrow second (1,210 appearances), while Newcastle rank third (1,175 appearances) – Newcastle rank third despite having not been an ever-present in the top flight.-Chelsea have also scored the most goals (197 goals) by African players in Premier League history – none of these goals came in the 2018/19 season, while the majority (112 goals) came between the years 2000 – 2010.-Just under 40% of the total amount Liverpool goals scored by African players in the Premier League came in the 2018/19 season (47 goals) – with two of Liverpool’s front three hailing from the continent, they are rising rapidly up the list.-Nigeria (3,340 appearances) is the best-represented African country in Premier League history – Senegal (2,687 appearances) are second and the Ivory Coast (2,333 appearances) completes the top three.-In terms of goal-scoring, more than 1,000 Premier League goals have been netted by Nigerian, Senegalese or Ivorian players – Ghanaian players are the only other nation who have scored over 100 goals. Tags: AFCON 2019beIN Sportstop Comments last_img read more

Driver under the influence of coke arrested in St Johnston

first_imgA Donegal motorist was stopped on yesterday and arrested at a checkpoint for driving under the influence of drugs.The motorist was caught driving under the influence of cocaine during a roadside test on Saturday, October 5. The vehicle was first stopped by Letterkenny’s Roads Policing Unit at a Mandatory Intoxication Testing (M.I.T.) checkpoint. The driver was subsequently tested for the presence of drugs and the test came back positive.A blood sample was obtained and he was later released.The blood sample will now be sent for analysis.  Driver under the influence of coke arrested in St Johnston was last modified: October 8th, 2019 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

Assimilate Releases Scratch Play – a Free Universal Media Player

first_imgAssimilate has released Scratch Play – a player that can tackle both pro and consumer video formats.In an attempt to connect with a larger user-base for their post production products, Assimilate packs a lot of punch into the free Scratch Play media player. Play supports industry standard acquisition, editing and delivery formats/codecs: ArriCanonRedSonyCamera RAWMXF Scratch Play works with both Mac and PC and is ideal for the on-set review of shots, pulling stills, creating looks and exporting LUTs, as well as editorial/visual effects.A free (ad-supported) version can be downloaded from Assimilate.  Get the ad-free version for only $5.Assimilate made news earlier this year with the announcement of a subscription model for their video finishing application, Scratch. As the industry moves toward lower priced post-production solutions, the release of a FREE player app seems like a smart move to build awareness of Assimilate’s powerful post production tools.center_img DPXOpenEXRProResQuicktimeWindows MediaMP4last_img read more

Rhodes overwhelmed with first career Finals, but knows he has more to do

first_imgMOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I got emotional, I almost cried on the court, and [Chris] Ross just told me ‘we got more to do, and we gonna get ready for it.’”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken “It’s overwhelming, I just want to thank God for blessing me to get that, this is my first Finals I’ve ever been in my whole career,” said Rhodes after their 109-102 Game 4 win over the Hotshots Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.“This really means a lot to me,” added Rhodes, who played in Spain, Turkey, and Korea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNot even during his time at Mississippi State saw him reach the promised land, and now that San Miguel has given him the opportunity to claim his first title, Rhodes could not help but feel like a wide-eyed high schooler.“Words can’t really describe the feeling, but I will go home and celebrate,” said Rhodes, who finished with a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double. “I will celebrate like I’m in high school.” WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel import Charles Rhodes has played professional basketball for close to a decade now and for a man who’s journeyed so much in his career it’s surprising he’s never experienced a championship series.That drought, though, has ended as the Beermen clinched the first spot in the Finals in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after eliminating Star in four games.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Ratliffe says Fajardo ‘best Asian player’ he’s ever faced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

When and Where to Watch UEFA Champions League Draw: Date, Time and Everything You Need to Know

first_imgThe UEFA Champions League 2019-2020 will kick-start on Thursday (August 29) with the draw for the group stage taking place. The defending champions Liverpool are placed in Pot 1 alongside Chelsea (UEFA Europa League winners), Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit St. Petersburg who all are the respective champions of the leagues across Europe. The draw will be live-streamed on draw will be held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. A total of 26 teams have been given direct entry to the group stage under the competition system introduced in 2018-19 are will be joined by the 6 winners of the play-offs.The teams are split into four seeding pots of which Pot 1 consists of holders, the UEFA Europa League winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked nations. Pots 2 and 4 are determined by the club coefficient ranking.Notably, no two teams from the same nation can play against each other in the Group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Furthermore, clubs from Ukraine and Russia cannot be drawn in the same group due to political tensions between the two nations. The matches, on their part, will be split into two match days – Tuesday and Wednesday.The draw also establishes the groups for the UEFA Champions League path of the UEFA Youth League.Dates for the UEFA Champions League group stage matchesMatchday 1: September 17 and 18Matchday 2: October 1 and 2Matchday 3: October 22 and 23Matchday 4: November 5 and 6Matchday 5: November 26 and 27Matchday 6: December 10 and 11As the draw is completed, the complete list of group stage fixtures will be announced.When and what time will the draw take place?The Champions League group stage draw will be held on Thursday (August 29) at 9:30 PM IST.Which teams have qualified for the UEFA Champions League 2018-19?Spain: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, ValenciaEngland: Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham HotspurItaly: Juventus, Napoli, Internazionale Milano, AtalantaGermany: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, RB LeipzigFrance: Paris St-Germain, Lyon, LOSC LilleRussia: Zenit St. Petersburg, Lokomotiv MoskvaPortugal: BenficaUkraine: Shakhtar DonetskBelgium: GenkTurkey: GalatasarayAustria: SalzburgGreece: OlympiacosCroatia: GNK DinamoSerbia: Crvena ZvezdaTeams competing in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers and first-leg resultsThe 12 teams involved in the UCL group stage qualifiers have already played their first-leg matches while the second leg matches have been scheduled to take place on August 27 and August 28. Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and Dinamo Zagreb are through to the group stage.The draw will be followed by the announcement of UEFA Men’s Player of the Year which has Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk in the 3-man shortlist. barcelonabayern munichchampions leagueChampions League draw First Published: August 29, 2019, 4:00 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more