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Kevin Durant says sorry for behavior toward official

first_imgGolden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, right, drives the ball against New York Knicks center Joakim Noah during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant is apologizing to referee James Williams for behaving like a “jerk,” using an expletive to describe how he acted during a victory against the Knicks on Tuesday night when the NBA Finals MVP was ejected late for a second technical.While Durant had yet to hear from the NBA on Wednesday, he said he is prepared for whatever fine he receives. He also plans to say sorry in person the next time he sees Williams and vowed to handle himself more respectfully next time.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1 to seal League Cup final with City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 “I can’t react like that,” Durant said. “I wish I could apologize to James because that was definitely out of my character.”Durant said once he watched the plays that earned him the technicals, he saw he behaved inappropriately.He also believes the tension between players and officials will simmer down once everybody has a better grasp on this season’s rules changes.ADVERTISEMENT “I wish I had handled that better obviously but it was kind of a heat-of-the-moment for me. I could be better. It was a great learning experience for me though,” Durant said after practice. “… I wasn’t getting picked on last night. I was being a diva last night. I’ve got to just own up to it. I watched it when I got home. I was wondering why he was coming at me so hard but then I watched the plays I was like, ‘Yeah, I looked like a jerk out there.’ It was bad. Luckily we won and we can move past it and I kind of owned up to it. I’ll be better next time.”Durant had 14 points, a career-high 14 assists and two blocks before his ejection with 2:50 left in the 123-112 win, then criticized Williams publicly afterward.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Kevin knows he should not have said what he said after the game,” coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday. “But this has been such a big topic this year. It does seem like maybe there’s a little bit more relationship stuff than there used to be. I don’t know why, I don’t know why that is. I know the best officials to me are the ones who will talk to me and I also know they deserve my respect. And I’ve snapped a couple times this year and said some things that I shouldn’t have. So it’s a matter of trying to maintain composure and dignity and you still have to be able to complain about a call and the ref needs to be able to accept that he’s wrong sometimes.”Durant said he initially became upset with Williams for a carry call in the first half on a left-to-right crossover move Durant has put so much time into perfecting that “it irritated me.” Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increaseslast_img read more

Russell Westbrook helps Thunder rally past Grizzlies

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Wesatbrook, right, passes the ball around Memphis Grizzlies guard Justin Holiday, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook turned back the clock a bit on Sunday.Oklahoma City’s All-Star point guard scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final seven minutes to snap a four-game losing streak with a 99-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The Grizzlies host Portland on Tuesday.The Thunder play at Minnesota on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES It was the first time since Jan. 6 that the Thunder failed to score at least 100 points.“With Paul out, certainly offensively, it’s been a challenge the last several games,” Donovan said. “I’ve been trying to find a way to keep helping our guys offensively in order to create an identity with him being out.”Dennis Schroder added 17 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, and Steven Adams had 13 points and 22 boards for the Thunder.Avery Bradley scored 27 points, Delon Wright had 17 and Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies.Mike Conley, the team’s floor general and leading scorer, sat out with general soreness. Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Conley’s presence was missed in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img “I think the guys put forth a hell of an effort to get themselves an opportunity to win the game, but it’s a matter of learning who we are and who gets the touches where,” Bickerstaff explained. “You know in the fourth quarter we rely heavily on Mike, so it was somebody different we were having to find tonight, and that’s just a matter of us getting comfortable and familiar with one another and growing and learning from it.”Memphis led 75-67 heading into the fourth, and the Grizzlies were up 89-76 before the Thunder found their footing. A 3-pointer by Westbrook cut the deficit to 91-86 and led to a Memphis timeout.Westbrook hit another 3 to tie the game at 93 with 1:04 to play, then a jumper from near the free throw line to put the Thunder ahead 95-93 with 31.9 seconds left. Wright missed a 3 and Schroder made two free throws at the other end with 14.9 seconds remaining.After Wright made a layup to trim the Thunder’s lead to two, Oklahoma City’s Terrance Ferguson hit two free throws with 6.5 seconds left to seal the win.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Wright had 15 points at halftime. … Memphis held Oklahoma City to 31.9 percent shooting through three quarters, but allowed the Thunder to shoot 45.8 percent in the fourth.Thunder: Westbrook got a technical foul early in the first quarter. He has 14 this season, leaving him two away from a suspension. … Adams had 12 rebounds in the first half. He finished one short of his career high.HE SAID ITThunder forward Abdel Nader on the team’s losing streak: “I think everybody was caught up, you know? I think we lost four in a row coming into tonight, and everybody gets really caught up in that. When you really look at the stats and watch film, it is all one- or two-possession games against some really good teams. Like I said, we have some things we definitely need to clean up, but this was a good step forward to get the job done.”UP NEXT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Westbrook shot 3 of 13 in the first three quarters, then went 4 for 7 in the fourth. It was similar to the late-game scoring binges he went on during his MVP season two years ago.The Thunder needed every bit of it — forward Paul George, the NBA’s No. 2 scorer and league leader in steals, missed his third straight game with a sore right shoulder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOklahoma City supported Westbrook’s late surge by holding the Grizzlies to 6-for-21 shooting in the fourth.“One of the things we talked about that I said before the game tonight is that we’ve got to create a defensive identity regardless,’” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “We have to defend at a higher level every single night. Offensively, we struggled to get any kind of flow or continuity there, but I give our guys credit — they still tried to work as hard as they could to defend, even though offensively, we had our challenges.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Montez Sweat set big-man record for 40-yard dash Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Rural Constable stabbed to death at D’Urban Park

first_img– mother says “somebody wanted him out”The most immense hurt any mother can experience is that of losing a child in the cruelest way possible.Dead: Seon Anthony BurrySuch are the emotions of Jennifer Benn, after learning that her son, 28-year-old Seon Anthony Burry, also called “Cenestro”, was found dead with multiple stab wounds to the neck and throat on Tuesday morning.Burry’s lifeless body was found at D’Urban Park, about 05:45h after he left his Lot 194 Section A, Field 7, South Sophia, Greater Georgetown home to train athletes at 03:30h.He was a Rural Constable (RC) attached to the Police Force Sports Club.His mother, who was able to view the injuries on her son’s body, told Guyana Times that it was her belief that someone may have wanted him dead, claiming that the young man was attacked and killed by more than one person.“That is murder; somebody wanted him out. All the injuries that he got, wah I see on his hand was he defending himself trying to block, and it had to be more than one person. No one person couldn’t take him down so,” Benn added.The grieving mother said it was somewhat normal for Burry not to return home after training sessions, but, according to her, he was no troublemaker.Mother of the deceased man: Jennifer Benn“According to them children, he didn’t come in last night, so I don’t know if that what happen to him happen late last night or early this morning, because some nights he wouldn’t come in … when he left, I wouldn’t have been at home, I would’ve been at work,” the distressed mother noted.Burry’s mother is pleading for justice as she called on the Police to act swiftly.The father of one was described as the kindest person one could know, “That’s one of the kindest persons you would’ve ever wanted to know; he don’t deh in story, all his interest was running … Yes! I want justice, everybody know that he doesn’t deh in story, he doesn’t trouble nobody. When he left this house here is because he going and train people children,” the mother added.Burry, who was enlisted as an RC in the Force on July 17, 2015 leaves to mourn his mother, a child, and siblings.His body was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital mortuary to await a post-mortem as Police investigations are ongoing. (Leah Hernandes)last_img read more

Altadena: Join CALL for breakfast

first_imgCentral Altadena Little League has scheduled a pancake breakfast from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, March 3, at Farnsworth Park. This annual fund-raiser, open to the public, will launch the 2007 baseball season. Opening ceremonies will follow the breakfast. Breakfast tickets are $4 each and $14 for four and can be purchased on the day of the event. For information call (626) 403-1036 or visit www.centralaltadenalittleleague.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

MICHEAL MURPHY TO MAKE GUEST APPEARANCE AT DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL EVENT

first_imgDonegal captain Michael Murphy will be the special guest at The Donegal Youth Council Agenda Day Event.Donegal Captain Micheal Murphy is to make a guest appearance at The Donegal Youth Council Agenda Day. The 2012 All-Ireland winning captain is an inspiration and an idol to many teenagers and youths not just in Donegal, but all over Ireland.There will be over 150 young people in attendance at the event, with 26 different secondary schools in the county attending the event, as well as the newly elected Donegal Youth Council and outgoing group. There will be as young people from Youthreach, Foroige, Donegal Youth Service, Donegal Travellers Project and Oige na Gaeltachta.It will be a big mix of work and fun, and with Donegal captain Michael Murphy making an appearance and a performance from Static Movement thrown in for good measure, it promises to be a fantastic event.MICHEAL MURPHY TO MAKE GUEST APPEARANCE AT DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL EVENT was last modified: November 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal Youth Council Agenda DayFeaturesMichael Murphynewslast_img read more

DONEGAL GAA LAUNCH CLUB PLUS CARD

first_imgTHE Donegal County Board has launched next year’s Donegal Club PLUS Card – with additional benefits for members and their clubs.The €200 cards will see half of it going back to members’ clubs.Card holders will be entitled to: Entry to All Adult Club Games within the control of Donegal GAA (Not eligible for games at U18 Grade & Lower)All National League Games for your County.1st Round of the Ulster Championship Advertisement Option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.Option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified No Attendance Record Required.Donegal GAA Club Plus Card for ClubsFrom each €200 Club Plus Card purchased Clubs will receive a rebate of €100 against their club levies on each Club Plus Card sold.The purchaser must choose the club from the dropdown menu. The rebate will be payable to the club once verified by Croke Park. Senior Clubs 65 membersIntermediate clubs 55 membersJunior Clubs 45 membersFor Season ticket Holders who have already renewed but may now wish to get a Club + Card there is a process where their Season Ticket can be cancelled & they can then purchase a Club + Card.Please contact the Treasurer if you have any further queriesVISIT https://www.gaa.ie/seasonticket DONEGAL GAA LAUNCH CLUB PLUS CARD was last modified: December 12th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Club Card PlusDonegal GAAlast_img read more

Chelsea and Bayern Munich lead Liverpool in race for World Cup winner

first_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 targets LATEST REVEALED Nabil Fekir is wanted by both Chelsea and Bayern Munich after his failed move to Liverpool in the summer.The Lyon captain seemed set for a move to Anfield after helping France win the World Cup, only for the deal to fall through. Latest Transfer News targets IN DEMAND center_img Instead, he stayed in Ligue 1 to try help Les Gones challenge Paris Saint-Germain for the league title.But, according to reports in France, the World Cup winner’s long-term future remains in a state of confusion.L’Equipe has suggested Chelsea and Bayern Munich are now the only two clubs vying to land the 25-year-old after extensive scouting.However, Liverpool are reportedly no longer in the running whatsoever. 2 RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The attacking midfielder scored in Lyon’s win over Manchester City in the Champions League Fekir holds the World Cup trophy aloft The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Fekir is approaching the final 18 months of his current contract at Lyon and is reportedly open to a ‘possible new chapter’.That could lead to the Ligue 1 club cashing in on Fekir in the summer to avoid losing him for nothing in 2020.last_img read more

ORANGE WEATHER ALERT: SEVERE WINDS ON THE WAY IN LATEST STORM

first_imgMET EIREANN has issued a weather warning for County Donegal tonight.The forecaster has issued an unusual STATUS ORANGE warning.The Wind Warning is for Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal. “South to southwest winds will increase 60 to 80 km/h and gust 100 to 120 km/h., later Wednesday afternoon and evening, in exposed coastal areas of Connacht and Donegal,” said Met Eireann.The alert was issued at 8pm this evening and is valid from 3pm tomorrow, Wednesday until midnight tomorrow….a total of nine hours.Hurricane-force winds WILL hit Donegal despite claims we won’t see such powerful wind gusts.A less severe storm is hitting Donegal this evening. Strong southerly winds will gust over 100km/h along parts of the west and northwest coasts.STATUS ORANGE – Weather Warning – Be Prepared This category of ORANGE level weather warnings is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas. The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions. ORANGE WEATHER ALERT: SEVERE WINDS ON THE WAY IN LATEST STORM was last modified: December 18th, 2013 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:donegalHurricanerainweather warningwindslast_img read more

Holiday prayer bears weight of disas ters

first_img The prayers and charity of Jews worldwide and especially in the United States, however, have helped the Gulf Coast “avert the severity’ of H urri canes Katrina and Rita, said Cohn, rabbi emeritus of San Bernardino’s Congregation Emanu El. Tuesday morning services will not be the first time locally that the stirring words of “Une tane Tokef’ bear extra weight. Six years ago, a member of Congregation Etz Hadar in Red lands lost two children in a boating accident. The following Rosh Hashana, members of the small, conservative synagogue knew two names for “who by water.’ “Our rabbi at the time actually said that verse in a low and hushed tone,’ said Janice Yel lon, 44, of Redlands. Yellon, Etz Hadar’s ritual chair woman, said the prayer shouldn’t cause Jews to live in fear that tomorrow might be their day to die, but should re mind them to live their life as though it could be. “When we see natural disasters, we realize it could happen here. We could have an earthquake and the Seven Oaks Dam could crack,’ Yellon said. The most recent major disaster to befall this region was the Oc tober 2003 wildfires, which be gan only weeks after Rosh Has hana. Several people died in the Old and Grand Prix fires. But the fires were an all-too-close-to- home reminder of the precari ousness of living in Southern California. Sheila Norton, who was forced to evacuate her home in Up land’s San Antonio Heights neighborhood, cried on her hus band’s shoulder last Rosh Has hana as Jews at Chabad of the Inland Empire in Rancho Cuca monga recited “who by fire.’ “In our entire area, there was no death whatsoever. Even though there was loss to homes and property, their lives were safe,’ said Norton, whose home survived unscathed. “It’s a feeling that our prayers are answered,’ she said. “It gives me more faith.’ 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Rosh Hashana is a time for Jews to repent for the sins of the past year theirs and the world’s and pray for the year to come. The poem “Unetane Tokef’ (pronounced “Oonay-taanay Towkeff’) is one of the most important prayers of the High Holidays. It reminds Jews of the “severe decrees’ that can befall humanity among them, flood, fire, war and earthquake. The poem, often read locally in Hebrew and English, states that the harshness of such disasters can be lessened by repentance (teshuvah), prayer (tefillah) and charity (tzedakah). “We really don’t know what our fate is for the next year,’ said Rabbi Jonathan Kupetz of Temple Beth Israel in Pomona. “But at the end, it does remind us that there are things within our control: teshuvah, tefillah and tzedakah.’ But, as Rabbi Hillel Cohn of San Bernardino said, “You can do all the prayer you want, or all the repentance you want, or all the charity you want, but how can you avert a natural di saster?’ /justified:It’s part of a prayer recited every Jewish New Year: “How many shall pass away and how many shall be born Who by fire and who by water.’ But only one month after na ture laid waste to much of the Gulf Coast, this verse carries new salience and asks new questions. “Sometimes, we don’t think about what might happen. We are simply saying it because it is the text,’ said Rabbi Gil Al chadeff of Temple Sholom of Ontario. “But because of what is happening now, just before Rosh Hashana, the two huge hurricanes really affecting life in the Southeast, it really gives us the impact of this powerful world.’ Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which begins at sundown tonight, is a far cry from the binge drinking and college bowl games associated with the U.S. twilight of the calendar year. Also known as the Day of Judg ment, it is the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, which end 10 days later with a day long fast on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. last_img read more

Datebook 12/3

first_imgTODAY: Spay-N-Play, a free mobile spay and neuter clinic, 7 a.m., at Ralphs supermarket, 15230 Vanowen St., Van Nuys. Holiday boutique and wine tasting, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the home of a member of the Democratic Women’s Council of the Conejo Valley. Admission: $10. For information and directions, call (805) 497-7804 or e-mail info@dwccv.org. Highland Hall’s Winter Festival, noon-6 p.m., 17100 Superior St., Northridge. Call (818) 349-1394 or see www.highlandhall.org. Las Posadas pageant, 4:30 p.m., Andres Pico Adobe Park, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills. Granada Hills Holiday Parade, 1:30 p.m., on Chatsworth Street from Petit to Zelzah avenues. New Valley Symphony Orchestra will present a free holiday concert, 2 p.m., Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Call (818) 789-5466. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade, 6:15 p.m. on Honolulu Avenue between Rosemont and Verdugo boulevards, Montrose. Studio City Holiday Open House and Parade, 6:30 p.m., on Ventura Boulevard between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue. Streets will be closed at 4 p.m. Call (818) 655-5916 or see www.studiocitychamber.com. Santa Lucia Festival of Lights, 10 p.m., St. Nicholas Church, 17114 Ventura Blvd., Encino. SUNDAY: Walk of Ages, a benefit for the Jewish Home for the Aging, 18855 Victory Blvd., Reseda. Registration at 7 a.m., warm-up at 8 a.m., event at 8:30 a.m. Call (818) 774-3100 or see www.walkofages.kintera.org. Victorian Holiday Event, 1-4 p.m., Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road. Call (818) 222-6511. last_img read more