Simmons shines in 76ers trump Hawks

first_imgPierce said Spellman was making an impact, even with spotty minutes.But not every hoops fan in Philly is part of Nova Nation. One fan yelled out, “Spellman, you’re a D-League player!”UP NEXTHawks: Play Tuesday at Cleveland.76ers: Play Tuesday at Toronto.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ “He’s passionate. He’s got energy all the time,” Pierce said. “He cares about the players.”Pierce said he’s kept in touch with Brown and former players who have wished him well in his new gig.“These guys are happy I’m in the position that I’m in,” Pierce said.Brown said having a coaching tree was one of the responsibilities of the job.FULTZ FOCUSFultz, the No. 1 pick of the 2017 draft, had a nice spin move and hit an 8-footer in the lane in the second quarter and seemed most confident running the show and not playing with Simmons.“There is zero doubt in my mind that it’s his best position now,” Brown said. “What can he be? What he can grow to? I don’t know. But his position now is with the ball and as a point guard.”FAMILIAR FACESHawks rookie Omari Spellman is coming off a national championship at Villanova and third-year forward DeAndre’ Bembry from Saint Joseph’s both had plenty of local fans in the house. Pierce said Bembry is playing with confidence after missing chunks of his first two seasons with injuries.“He’s happy he’s getting an opportunity to play,” Pierce said. 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Simmons and Joel Embiid have been solid and are making early cases for All-Star berths. But Philly’s distinguished duo had little help and the Sixers had won their last two games by one and two points, respectively, and needed this win just to move above .500 (4-3).“I think everybody gets caught up in last season. This is a different team,” Simmons said. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, right, of Australia, shoots the ball against Atlanta Hawks’ Kent Bazemore, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 113-92. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA  — After yet another slow start by the 76ers, Ben Simmons gave restless fans and a slumping team a needed reminder of just good they can become in the East.Simmons had 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists, and turned the game around in the decisive third quarter to lift Philadelphia to a 113-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Here’s how much expectations have soared in Philly: The Sixers were booed by fans, who showed nothing but love in the early days of “The Process,” as they trudged off the court tied at halftime.Simmons turned everyone around.“He has a second gear a lot of people in this league don’t have,” Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said.He got some help in the third from the oft-maligned Markelle Fultz. Fultz, desperately trying to join Simmons and Embiid as a cornerstone trio, had a sweet stretch during which he buried an open 3, crushed a one-handed dunk in transition and had an assist on an Embiid jumper for a 78-60 lead.Fultz had season-highs with seven baskets (on 16 attempts) and 16 points in 23 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Klay Thompson breaks Stephen Curry’s record for 3s in game “I’m a great basketball player,” Fultz said. “I think I can do pretty much anything. I can pass the ball, I can pull up the 3, I can get to the rim. I just think I have an all-around game.”That was enough to help send Atlanta to its second straight loss. Kent Bazemore led the Hawks with 18 points.“We still had energy, but it’s their own court and they definitely fed off the energy from the crowd, made a few shots, and got on a few big runs,” Hawks guard Trae Young said. “We weren’t able to stop them.”The Sixers aren’t much more than Embiid and Simmons and some needed 3s from JJ Redick. The Hawks sagged off Fultz most of the game and dared him to shoot jumpers. Dario Saric, one of the early parts of “The Process,” has seemingly lost his shot, much the same way Fultz did. Saric missed all seven shots in the first half (including four 3s) and finished 1 of 9 overall for four points.“He looked heavy-legged to me,” coach Brett Brown said.TIP-INSHawks: The Hawks were outrebounded 64-47. … Hit just eight 3s. … Shot 37 percent from the floor.76ers: Brown said Wilson Chandler’s return from an injured left hamstring is not far off. … Movie director M. Night Shyamalan was at the game. … Mike Muscala hit four 3s.WELCOME BACKPierce made a homecoming of sorts after spending five years on Brown’s staff with the Sixers. Pierce said he owed Brown so much for helping him become a head coach. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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State assumes affairs of former Top Cop Henry Greene’s estate

first_imgThe late Henry GreeneThe estate of the late Police Commissioner Henry Greene, has been taken over by the State and its administration is now in the care of the Public Trustee.Legal sources have since expressed surprise at the revelation since it obtains as a result of no persons staking a claim to Greene’s property.The information, according to at least one lawyer, is puzzling to say the least, since former Chief Justice (ag), Ian Chang, had ordered that the estate of the former Police Commissioner be divided between his reputed wife Gail Stoll and his two children.Greene’s two children, Troy and Shelda, had moved to the courts claiming millions of dollars in assets from his reputed wife and her Attorney Robin Hunte in 2013 shortly after the Police Commissioner’s demise.Greene died in 2012, following a horrific car accident, leaving millions of dollars in assets, including several vehicles, holdings in the gold mining sector and several other properties, including a poultry and livestock farm at Kuru-Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.The information relating to the acquisition of Greene’s estate by the State has been officially gazetted and dated Saturday, September 3, 2016.The notice lists the estates of 18 deceased persons to have their affairs be administered by the Public Trustee’s Office.According to information provided on the Official Gazette, The Office of the Public Trustee/Official Receiver is headed by the Public Trustee/Official Receiver and is primarily responsible for the administration of the estates of deceased persons. The Public Trustee/Official Receiver may also undertake to do the following: act as the Executor or Administrator of a will; act as the guardian or receiver of the property of a minor or person under disability; and take possession of and administer the estate of any person who is absent from Guyana and who is not fully represented by an Attorney in Guyana and who has left debts unpaid.The Official Gazette identifies in its publication, the “Estate of Wilfred Henry Greene, also known as Henry Greene, deceased of Lot 52 Essequibo Street, Lamaha Springs, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.It has further called on “all persons having claims as creditors against the deceased or his/her estate must lodge same at the office of the Public Trustee/Official Receiver, Attorney General’s Chambers, Lot 95 Carmichael Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown, within three months from the date of the first publication of this notice.”The latest publication is the third such.The Public Trustee/Official Receiver also manages trusts and administers entities in liquidation pursuant to the provisions of the Insolvency Act and also facilitates the payment of monetary judgments and costs awarded by the Court against the State.last_img read more

Palace star ‘delighted’ to pen new deal after summer links to Liverpool and Tottenham

first_img Yannick Bolasie Yannick Bolasie says he is “delighted” to have agreed a new contract with Crystal Palace after a summer of speculation that he may leave the club.The explosive winger was linked with potential moves to Liverpool and Tottenham but decided to extend his current deal with the Eagles, keeping him at Selhurst Park until 2019.Speaking after Palace’s 1-0 win over Watford on Sunday, the Congolese international said: “I’m delighted to sign a new contract.“I think now it’s all about getting on the pitch and doing well for the team and replicating what I had done last season.” 1last_img read more

Can Leicester win the Premier League? ‘It’s possible’, claims Louis van Gaal

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes Leicester City are serious contenders for the Premier League title this season.The Foxes are riding high at the top of the table after a flying start to the season under new manager Claudio Ranieri.Leicester have lost only once in their opening 13 games and, largely thanks to Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy [13], they have scored more goals than any other team in the top flight – 28.The leaders are one point ahead of second-placed United ahead of the meeting between the two sides at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.And while there are few who expect the side to remain there for the rest of the campaign, Van Gaal believes there is a chance the underdogs could lift the trophy.“It is possible, I think,” the United manager said when asked if Ranieri’s high-flying team could win the league.“Normally these kind of clubs can be a long time competing, but normally at the end it’s more difficult.“But in England because of the quality of the teams, because every team has the money to buy players – and they have bought players – the difference in the Premier League between the clubs in level is not so high.”United must stop free-scoring Vardy if they are to move ahead of their opponents and top the table this weekend. The Red Devils are well aware of what the 28-year-old is capable of, having had a hand in all five of Leicester’s goals in the victorious eight-goal thriller at the King Power Stadium last season.Vardy was playing non-league football three-and-a-half years ago, but he is now the top marksman in the country and the former Fleetwood Town player last week equalled Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record of scoring in ten consecutive matches.Van Gaal described Vardy as a “nasty” and “great” player whom he also likened to Dennis Bergkamp.“He was already last season a very nasty player for us,” the Dutchman added.“He scored, won a penalty, and now he is scoring ten games in a row, then you are a great player.“I only know for example Dennis Bergkamp as a player who did the same with Ajax. It’s not so easy to do that.”When asked whether he would consider signing Vardy, Van Gaal gave a terse reply, saying: “That is not your business, I think.” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri 1last_img read more

Garry Monk praises Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins as ‘extraordinary’

first_img Garry Monk 1 Under-fire Swansea manager Garry Monk has described club chairman Huw Jenkins as “extraordinary” in given him his full backing during the club’s poor run of form.Swansea have slipped from the top four to 14th and only five points above the relegation zone after winning just once in nine Barclays Premier League games.That run has put Monk under increasing pressure, with some reports over the last few weeks claiming the 36-year-old former Swans captain was on the brink of the sack.But Monk, speaking ahead of Sunday’s league visit to Liverpool, said Jenkins had full faith in what he was doing to bring about a change of fortunes at the Liberty Stadium.“The word trust is something that’s clear from him,” Monk said.“He trusts how I work and he’s seen the success, that what I’ve brought to the club has worked in the past.“He knows that we can get through this period if we’re all united.“He’s given me his full backing, he’s been extraordinary and he knows how it works.“He knows the process that we’re going through and he knows that unity is the only way through it.”Last term, in his first full season in charge, Monk guided Swansea to their best Premier League finish of eighth with a record points tally.He was even touted as a future England manager after Swansea climbed into the top four at the end of August by beating Manchester United 2-1 at home.But Swansea have been almost in free-fall ever since, with their only subsequent victory coming in a 2-1 win at bottom-placed Aston Villa in late October.Monk, however, insists his relationship with Jenkins remains as strong as ever, saying: “I speak to the chairman every single week.“We talk about performances, we talk about players, we talk about transfers.“I’ve had great communication with the chairman and, when I have my discussions with him, he’s extraordinarily supportive.“We wouldn’t be the first club to go through a difficult time, but it’s about trusting what I do here.”last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Court.A man with 164 previous convictions has been jailed for one month after he threw a bottle through a family’s car leaving two little girls terrified.Brendan Boyle, 50, initially waved at a man leaving the Applegreen Filling Station at Drumnahoe in Letterkenny just after 4pm on November 1st last. However when the car had passed him by, he threw a bottle at the back windscreen of the car smashing it and leaving two young girls in a hysterical state.The river of the car, a Mr Doherty, travelled to the nearby LIDL outlet where he came across Gardai and told them what had happened.Boyle, formerly of Meadowbank, Letterkenny, was then identified at the filling station and was arrested by Gardai.Boyle, who is now serving a sentence in prison for other offences, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning.The accused man’s solicitor, Mr Kieran Dillon, said his client was suffered from both mental health issues and alcohol abuse.Judge Paul Kelly said “I’m very familiar with Mr Boyle, unfortunately.”The court heard that a total of €300 worth of damage had been caused to Mr Doherty’s car but thankfully no injuries had been caused to Mr Doherty, his wife or the couple’s two daughters.Judge Kelly sentenced Boyle to one month in prison but backdated it to November 16th.MAN WITH 164 CONVICTIONS SMASHED WINDSCREEN AND LEFT GIRLS HYSTERICAL was last modified: February 15th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brendan Boylecourtdonegalletterkennysmashedwindscreenlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Golf NotesStarting off a very busy golf and social week at Letterkenny Golf Club it was Kevin Rafferty [10] who once again took top spot with a hard worked scoring card.Kevin’s strange looking run of scores on outward nine of birdie at par three 5th, “blanks” at 6th & 8th followed once again with birdie at 9th, still counted a return of 20pts. With the help of another birdie at 14th, Kevin’s total of 40pts was enough for him toclimb the podium steps by a winning margin of just one point.Running that close second was single figure handicapper and a regular prizewinner of late, Clifford Malone [8] who, with the help of a birdie at 9th culminating in a front nine of 37 gross shots and 21pts, will no doubt reach that summit again soon.Saturday 1st Nov. Open competition, sponsored by Audi Sligo, once again proved Barnhill as the most popular venue for golf at the moment. Despite other distractions at other courses, the large entry was shown the way home by Cat.4 handicapper Peter Mc Ginty [22] recent winner of the John J. Doherty Memorial Cup. Despite a card showing a treble bogey, double bogey and a “blank”, Peter’s intermitten nett pars’ gave him enough points to pip runner-up Edward Bradley [15] bt two points.Despite a “blank” at 6th, Edward’s birdie at 11th gave him the impetus to a fighting finish of 40pts. Congratulations to club junior member Jack Patton [4] who returned the best gross of the day with 33 gross points. Sunday 2nd Open, again graciously sponsored by Audi Sligo, proved the weekend to be a Cat 4 occasion, with John Bradley [28], taking the spoils. Despite a “blank” and a few double bogeys, John’s round of handicap golf showed everyone that if you play your own game, they have to better it. Coming a close second due to a front nine of 21pts, a birdie at par three 13th but losing out due to a “blank” at 18th, was local “trilby” stockist Lester Speer [17]. A satisfying return for Lester who has been out of action for a while with a broken wrist.Congratulations to club member Finnian O’ Doherty [1] who, on his return to amateur status, took top gross prize at the North West Golf Alliance played at Narin/Portnoo on Sat. last. Also a mention of Jamie Foley who came second in that same competition.On the social scene, Letterkenny Golf Club had a very busy weekend with the launch of their on-line Lotto and the visit of Audi Ireland, in conjunction with Audi Sligo, who chose Letterkenny Golf Club as their venue for the 2014 Audi “Future Now” Sales Event. Niall Connolly, MD of Audi Sligo, enthused about the venue and the reaction of the large turnout to view the Audi fleet of vehicles over both days, and hopes to bring the event to the club again in 2015.The club’s new Lotto is proving a huge success already, with excitement and expectations high for the first draw which was made on Wednesday night past.One lucky winner was guaranteed a jackpot of €1,000, while two Lotto members were in with a chance of winning €50 each in the “lucky dip”. For those of you wishing to sign on to help your club’s future, access to the Lotto can be gained through our which will guide you how to play in some simple steps.The first time you enter will require you to register your details, including name address and selected payment type. Thereafter the process is very simple. You will be kept well informed of winners, jackpot size and lucky dip prizes by text and email each week.GOLF NEWS: KEVIN RAFFERTY COMES OUT ON TOP AT BARNHILL was last modified: November 4th, 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:BarnhillgolfNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgA REVISED timetable for games in the play-offs for the U13 Girls League has been released for this Saturday.Matches at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy see quarter finals in the A section and semi-finals in the B and C sections.Fourteen teams will be taking part. Club managers are asked to note throw-in times must be adhered to so that all matches can be completed on time. Fixtures and Rules below:2.30pm Moville v Termon – Pitch 1 – Section A Quarter Final2.30pm Gaoth Dobhair v St Eunan’s – Pitch 2 – Section A Quarter Final3.30pm Mac Cumhaills v Cloughaneely – Pitch 1 – Section C Semi Final 3.30pm Glenswilly v Convoy – Pitch 2 – Section C Semi Final4.30pm Downings v Glenfin – Pitch 1 – Section A Quarter Final4.30pm Buncrana v St Michael’s – Pitch 2 – Section B Semi Final5.30pm Naomh Muire v St Naul’s – Pitch 1 – Section B Semi FinalGames – 25 minutes each way – 5 minute break – rolling substitutions during breaks in play from the half-way point of the pitch. 11-a-side (or 13-a-side on agreement of BOTH teams). In the event of a draw, 5 minutes each way of additional time.No coaching from behind goals. Coaches and mentors are not allowed onto the pitch during play and are asked to respect the directions of the referee and officials at all times.DONEGAL LGFA: UPDATED U13 GIRLS FIXTURES FOR CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE was last modified: October 14th, 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:donegalLGFAOCTOBER 18U13 fixtureslast_img read more


first_imgThe fire service at today’s blaze in Ballybofey. Picture by kind permission of Gerard McHugh Photography.One man has been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a flat above a pub in Ballybofey this afternoon.A number of units of the fire service rushed to the scene following the blaze.A number of adjoining buildings also had to be evacuated following the blaze. It is understood that two men had to be taken from the building.However, it is not thought that the injured man’s condition is life-threatening. TWO MEN RESCUED AFTER FIRE BREAKS OUT AT BALLYBOFEY APARTMENT was last modified: February 4th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeydonegalfirerescuelast_img read more

Game 5 brings a big win, but a bigger loss for the Warriors

first_imgCan championship mettle overcome the most unfortunate of circumstances and bring the Warriors back from a three-games-to-one deficit?Related Articles TORONTO — Can heart win a title?Can guile carry the Warriors to two more wins? Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers Why the Warriors want … Click here if you’re unable to view the video or photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img