Falcons outlast LVR Bombers in final of West Kootenay Rumble

first_imgThe Fernie Falcons held off a late charge to edge the L.V. Rogers Bombers 38-37 in the final of the West Kootenay Rumble High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Mount Sentinel Gymnasium.Vinnie Watson missed the second of a two-shot foul allowing the Falcons to hold off Bombers.“It wasn’t to be,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.“The Fernie Falcons were crowned champions of the 2014 West Kootenay Rumble.”The tournament, hosted by LVR and Mount Sentinel Wildcats, attracted teams from the Okanagan and Kootenays.Trailing by four points in the final minute, LVR point guard Robby Dixon was able to cut the margin to two points thanks to a baseline jumper.Fernie missed two free throws on the offensive end and LVR had one last possession to tie.The Bombers then ran an isolation play for Dixon who faked a shot and handed off to Vinnie Watson in the post who was fouled in the act of shooting with 1.7 seconds left in regulation, putting LVR on the line with an opportunity to tie.Watson, LVR’s player of the game in the final, converted the first foul shot but missed the second. LVR gained the rebound but with time running out failed to convert the basket.Watson who played the majority of the game, led LVR in scoring with nine points.Dixon and Josh Matosevic, injured during the game, each netted eight points while Jake Anderson and Eamon Studer both chipped in six points.LVR, without the services of starter Kai Shave due to illness, opened the tournament by stopping Prince Charles Comets of Creston 60-39 Friday afternoon in front of the student body.The Bombers held period leads of 16-4, 32-17 at half, 47-23 after three quarters.Matosevic picked apart the PCSS zone defense with 22 points while Studer had nine points and both Dixon and Watson each netted eight points.LVR advanced to the final by blasting Heritage Christian School Saints of Kelowna 66-43.LVR jumped to a 17-9 lead after one quarter before going up 34-18 at the half.Dixon garnered player of the game accolades with 20 points, while Matosevic netted 18 points.Grade 10 Watson was in tough against the Saints size but managed to chip in nine points.Studer and Darian Johnson rounded off the scoring contributions with eight and seven points, respectively.Despite the win, LVR had no answer for the Saints’ smooth-shooting Sam Belli who netted 21 points.The Bombers return to action Thursday when the team travels to Trail to meet the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks.last_img read more

Simeone: “The need to win sometimes makes you go back”

first_imgSimeone appeared in the flash interview from Movistar LaLiga to give his first impressions on the agonizing triumph of Atlético against Granada. Triumph very suffered: “In the last League games we could not respond accordingly to what the team had been demonstrating, there was a lot of weight in the match, but the players solved it and I am very happy about it.”Koke came back, with an assist: “Yes, I’m happy for him and for the team. We were very agile for the first 25 minutes, we left very well, with pressure and presence in the rival field, but then we backed off and they started to grow. They are very good, they showed it, comes from moving to the semifinals of the Cup and they gave us a fight until the end. When you need to win, the minutes run slower. “Support hobby. “The people thing is extraordinary, they fill you with responsibility, with the need to get involved.”The next game, Valerncia, is Atlético alive in LaLiga? : “We are working and we are improving little by little”.In press conferenceSimeone: “The need to win sometimes makes you go back”-What is the game?There are quite a few positive things. We came from a not good time and we needed to win. That always generates responsibility, rather than pressure. We found an extraordinary stadium, gave us energy and the people of Atlético are behaving as in almost all their history, being close to their players, the club and understanding the needs of the team, encouraging. That generated 30 very good minutes, the start was important, we could play the game we wanted. From 30 we start to back off. In the second half, the need, the vertigo makes you go back… There were not many occasions, but there was a sense of danger because we didn’t solve our attacks, except Saul’s.-Correa remains the scorer.He speaks for himself, but beyond the goal, I see his work. It’s amazing, you can play in the band, forward … Beyond playing better or worse, you will never stop putting heart and we need that.-The difference between the first and second half is trust?First because the opponent began to grow, it was placed in our field, stealing, generating vertigo … When you fail a kickback, another, another, the minutes pass and you want to win. The team goes back and we had to defend ourselves in our field.-There were only two strikers on the list.And Lemar, and Ricard in B … There were people to occupy that place. We had Ivan (Saponjic), Lemar, Carrasco, Ricard …-They were legs or tension.The start was as we looked for it. The arreón, causing errors … In those 25-30 minutes it was seen that the team could hurt. Then there was a team that needed to win and had that responsibility …– Does the streak of injuries have an explanation? The first person responsible for everything that happens in the team is me. We have 16 injuries, counting Costa’s hernia, João’s ankle … Last year there were 45 and we finished seconds, it’s no excuse.– Koke returned and the team has won.Several things made me happy about him. His start of the game, the support of the people to a very important player who ended up healthy, that’s what made me the most happy.Diego Martínez: “The team did everything to score and could not be”-The 1-0 so soon has conditioned everything …In a field like this and before a strong team, error penalizes you a lot. We made one, we fit and the game went uphill. In the second part we had a lot of personality, we went boldly, we risked that they could score us against one, but the team is to be proud. Then came the Oblak stop. And it would have been a good brooch. The team did everything and could not be.– Soldier says they “don’t let them play” for the cards.I focus on the game, they are sensations from within, from the players. The team has tried until the end, has readjusted situations and with a goal against it got complicated. This is a game and it’s your feelings.-With three plants it has been better. Does that system convince you?We have been using it since last year, not based on the result but on what the party demands. With the goal against we were not adjusting well inside. In the second half, beyond the system, there was continuity between the lines, we recovered in the opposite field, we were able to get in, although with poor quality and little success, but there was the game where we wanted.-He surprised the initial eleven. Have you conditioned the Cup a lot?The eleven is to try to win based on our feelings. There are fatigue, players with a lot of accumulation and we can not lose players. We try with the data we have to make the eleven that brings us closer to winning and adjustments are made.– Aaron will be the goalkeeper in San Mamés?I don’t usually give alignments. We wanted to see Aaron in this context and so we have the two goalkeepers ready. We are with 30 points and in the semifinals.-Is it difficult to play without thinking about the Cup?I hope it does not affect, but we have to feed on the illusion and positive energy, I stay with the mental strength. If Atleti gets 2-0, the game is broken, but we’ve been inside for 90 minutes. We have missed that goal.-What do you think of the image?Very proud of the team. Come to Wanda before an Atletico and give this level, being at all times in the game, although with little success … They were better in the first part, but we have had personality and we are incorporating players for the cause before what comes to us.-Valóremos a Gil Dias.Everything you do is positive. He has been with us very little, he has barely trained and I thank him for his predisposition. Hopefully as soon as possible.– Is it the way to face the Cup?We won, enthusiasm and motivation we also had in the first part, but the Atleti was better. When you play against level rivals, there are factors at play and you don’t have to make mistakes.last_img read more

Kuzma, Lakers overcome Harden’s 51 to end Rockets’ streak

first_imgKuzma was unstoppable in the first half, making all nine of his shots, including six 3-pointers. He cooled a bit after the break and finished 12 of 17 overall and 7 of 10 from deep.The Lakers led 100-92 after a 3-pointer by Josh Hart with about nine minutes to go, but the Rockets scored the next eight points. Trevor Ariza led the way in that span, making five points and blocking a shot by Brandon Ingram.The Rockets opened the third with a 6-1 run for their first lead of the game, 65-64, with about 9 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.Los Angeles had a five-point lead after a three-point play by Kuzma midway through the quarter. The Rockets then used a 10-2 run, with five points each from Gordon and Harden, to go up 78-75 with about five minutes left in the third.The Lakers got going again after that, using a 10-3 run highlighted by 3s from Kuzma and Ball to regain the lead, 85-81.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. (7) reaches for a rebound between Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) and guard Chris Paul (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game. APHOUSTON — Rookie Kyle Kuzma set career highs with 38 points and seven 3-pointers, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame 51 points from James Harden to end the Houston Rockets’ 14-game winning streak with a 122-116 victory Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).It was Houston’s first loss since Nov. 14 and snapped a three-game skid for the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Paul tied it on a 3-pointer later in the third, but Brewer made the last five points of the period to put the Lakers up 94-89 entering the fourth.The Lakers led by 22 points during the first half, but Houston used a 12-2 run midway through the second to cut the deficit and a 7-2 spurt to end that quarter to get within 63-59 at halftime.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 The game was tied before Los Angeles scored 10 straight points — while Houston missed seven shots in a row — to go up 110-100 with about four minutes left.Houston ended an almost four-minute scoring drought when Harden made a free throw, and he added three more after being fouled on a 3-point attempt a few seconds later to cut it to 110-104. But former Rocket Corey Brewer made a 3-pointer before Lonzo Ball hit two free throws to make it 115-104.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 folkHarden powered Houston on a night when Chris Paul had just eight points before leaving early in the fourth quarter with a sore left leg.The Rockets made seven free throws down the stretch but hit just four field goals in the last eight minutes — all in the final 1:05. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The cold returns for Winter Games in mountainous Pyeongchang Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Ronaldo talks with Juventus coach — report

first_imgNo details of the conversation were released by the newspaper which said only that it was “friendly” while other reports said he had discussed tactics.La Gazzetta said that Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is expected in Madrid on Tuesday when Real directors are scheduled to meet.However, rival sports paper Corriere dello Sport said the directors meeting had been put off so that “nothing would be revealed” about the deal.“The Cristiano Ronaldo affair has become a game of chess,” the newspaper said, adding that the endgame could be a close as today.However, details about transfer fees were still unclear with Gazetta citing 120 million euros ($140.5 million) and the Corriere putting the deal at between 130 and 150 million euros.Juve are ready to sign the five-times Ballon d’Or winner on a four-year deal for an annual basic salary of 30 million euros. Ronaldo, who joined Real in 2009, has complained that his Madrid salary of 23.6 million is too low.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldo, seen during Portugal’s World Cup defeat by Uruguay in Sochi, will reputedly cost Juve between 130 and 150 million euros and a basic salary of 30 million — having complained his current Real deal of 23.6 million is too low © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVROME, Italy, Jul 10 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s reported move from Real Madrid to Juventus gained momentum Tuesday with reports that the multiple Ballon d’Or winner had already had talks with Massimiliano Allegri, the Italian champions coach.“Hello Ronaldo,” the Gazzetta dello Sport headlined a report saying that Allegri had called Ronaldo on Monday, suggesting the transfer deal was all-but done.last_img read more

Man is charged in kidnapping of Gardena toddler

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Plascencia allegedly took the child and began walking south on Wall Street. A passer-by allegedly noticed Plascencia – who appeared to be drunk – carrying the child under one arm, and later noticed the empty stroller in front of the store, police said. The witness went inside and talked to the mother. The 33-year-old woman ran in the direction the witness saw the man and struggled with him after he refused to give the toddler back to her, authorities said. A person identified as a “38-year-old good Samaritan” grabbed Salcedo as he reached the Union Rescue Mission and held him until police arrived, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The child was not injured. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 47-year-old apparent transient was charged Tuesday with kidnapping a 22-month-old boy while the toddler’s mother, a Gardena resident, shopped in the Toy Town district in the heart of Skid Row last week. Mario Salcedo Plascencia pleaded not guilty to one felony count of kidnapping, with the allegation that the boy was under 14. Plascencia was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail. He is due back at the downtown L.A. courthouse Dec. 4 for a hearing to determine if he must stand trial. Plascencia is accused of grabbing the toddler, who had been left last Friday in his stroller at the door of a store that did not allow strollers inside. last_img read more

SP’s Captain Hook heads back to sea

first_img“Captain Hook” set sail Monday for San Clemente Island, where officials hope the sea lion who had 70 hooks and lines stuck in him when rescued will find a food source not already claimed by fishermen. The marine mammal was taken by pickup truck from Laguna Beach’s Pacific Marine Mammal Center about 6:45 a.m. to the Coast Guard station in San Pedro. From there, the 700-pound animal was loaded onto a 175-foot vessel for the voyage to the island 56miles off the coast of San Diego County, said Melissa Sciacca, director of development for the center. “There’s a rookery out there with lots of female sea lions eating herring and the kinds of fish that are out there,” she said. Finding a sea lion with so many hooks around his mouth and on his body is unusual, Sciacca said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“It’s not something that typical,” she said. “This sea lion is known to have hung out around fishing areas. He’s an older 12-year-old that could have been eating in areas where fishermen have lines or eating fish with hooks in them used as bait.” Captain Hook was so named in October when he was rescued and 70 fishing hooks were removed by a veterinarian, Sciacca said. He was taken to San Onofre for release in November, but in less than a week he was back and spotted around the Balboa Pier, said Dean Gomersall, animal care supervisor for the mammal center. He disappeared for a time but resurfaced in the Back Bay near Newport Dunes. When captured again on Nov. 19, he was dotted with more hooks, Gomersall said. Captain Hook gained more than 200 pounds during his latest bout at rehab and now weighs more than 700 pounds, requiring a large boat for successful release, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Allyson Conroy. Because “he is a repeat offender,” he’s going farther out to sea – to San Clemente Island, Gomersall said. Sea lions have a wide range – with some sea lions known to have been rescued in San Francisco and released showing up off the coast of Orange County – so it is hard to know where Captain Hook came from, she said.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

Chelsea fans on Twitter: ‘They’re trying to kill Eden Hazard’

first_img Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Hazard not being protected whatsoever.— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) August 26, 2018 I think I’m going to wake up with bruises just from watching Wilfried Zaha and Eden Hazard being beaten up by opposition today.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 26, 2018 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED Happy Kick A Hazard Day.Good lord.— Chelsea In America (@CFCInAmerica) August 26, 2018 They’re trying to kill Hazard— WeAreChelseaFC (@WeAreChelseaFC) August 26, 2018 Tell me why Eden Hazard gets no protection from referees? If he played for Liverpool, Newcastle would have 4 yellows by now— Cobham Blues (@cobhamblues) August 26, 2018 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS silverware smart causal MONEY How do you stop Eden Hazard when he’s in the mood? Kick him, apparently.That’s the approach Newcastle have taken and Chelsea fans are furious. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Hazard has been kicked about in the first-half The Belgian has been excellent in his first Premier League start, but was forced to hobble through much of the first-half due to several cynical challenges from the Magpies, including a nasty rake down his achilles.So far, Hazard has not managed to provide the breakthrough for his side in the face of a disciplined, organised display from Newcastle in defence.Here are the best tweets: Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 1 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Hazard has been targeted since kick off. Referee not protecting him, 2 yellow cards at minimum should have been given now.— Lav (@LavCFC) August 26, 2018 Hazard fouled. Again. No booking.— CFC (@CFCWriter) August 26, 2018 Hazard is absolutely unreal and he’s running one one leg, generational— Max (@MaxFutboI) August 26, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won possible standings highlights impact gameday last_img read more

Spring Is Coming; Drake Football Announces Spring Schedule And Events

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – First-year Drake University football head coach Todd Stepsis has announced the Bulldogs’ 2019 Spring Schedule. In addition to practices and the annual Blue & White Game, the schedule features multiple alumni events.The 14-practice spring schedule starts March 12 on Johnny Bright Field inside Drake Stadium and culminates with the annual Blue & White spring game April 20. All practices are open to the public, future recruits and media. Any alumni or recruits interesting in attending should contact assistant coach John Bloss (john.bloss@drake.edu). Media that wishes to cover practices should contact Ty Patton (ty.patton@drake.edu)The full spring practice schedule is as follows.March 14, 26, 28, 30April 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 22Spring Game – April 20 – 3 p.m.Stepsis and the Bulldogs are also hosting two alumni events in April and May as part of a busy sprint.The Bulldogs welcome alumni back for the spring game to participate in an alumni flag football game April 20 at 1p.m. The game begins a full day of Drake football at Drake Stadium with the Spring Game following at 3 p.m. and an alumni reception nearby at Peggy’s starting at 4:30 p.m.For more information, football alumni should request an invitation to the Bulldog Football Family Facebook group and visit the event by clicking here.In May, the Bulldogs will host a Chicago Alumni Reunion May 16 at Ditka’s Restaurant in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (2 Mid America Plaza, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181). All former student-athletes and parents are invited to join the staff at 6 p.m. for a celebration of Drake football in the Chicagoland region.For more information, click here, or request to join the Bulldog Football Family Facebook group.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Semifinal smackdown: Huskies double up Cubs, advance to Niclai championship

first_imgThe Huskies could have stopped shooting before halftime and they still would have won by double-digits Thursday night.Behind a tremendous offensive night which saw twins Donald and Bradley Willis combine for 50 points, the Fortuna boys basketball team cruised into the Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament championship, clubbing the visiting South Fork Cubs 94-47 in a lopsided semifinal win, Thursday night at Fortuna High.The Huskies (25-1) will face Del Norte (15-7) tonight at 7:30 p.m. inside …last_img read more