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Utah Jazz struggle offensively in decisive loss to hot Cleveland Cavaliers

first_img Related With Favors out, there’s no Jazz starting lineup debate for now 10-day contract players stand out in Jazz’s blowout loss I’m going to object to the idea that losing to San Antonio and Cleveland on the road is like the sky is falling. We just played the world champions (Sunday) and tonight the hottest team in the league. – Jazz coach Quin SnyderCLEVELAND — Another road game, another convincing loss.This time it was the suddenly hot Cleveland Cavaliers that laid the wood to the Utah Jazz, taking a 106-92 victory Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.Following Sunday night’s 89-69 loss in San Antonio, which came after Utah lost three of its previous four games, it might look like the Jazz are falling downhill fast. But Jazz coach Quin Snyder took exception to any talk of anything “snowballing” at this point in the season.“I’m going to object to the idea that losing to San Antonio and Cleveland on the road is like the sky is falling,’’ he said. “We just played the world champions (Sunday) and tonight the hottest team in the league. They just beat the Bulls and before that put up 126 against the Clippers. I think we have to be honest with ourselves — we’re having a hard time scoring.’’No doubt about that.After putting up just 69 points three nights earlier, the Jazz needed 30 in the fourth quarter when the game had long been decided to get to 92. As was the case in San Antonio, shooting was a problem as the Jazz ended up at 41.7 percent after being at 31 percent at halftime.“When we have a tough shooting night it’s hard for us to win,’’ said Snyder. “The thing that’s kept us in games and made us competitive is our defense. Again, you saw a team in the fourth quarter that cut the lead to 12 points. There’s no quit in these guys, but on nights like tonight when we’re not shooting the ball it’s hard. But that’s not necessarily indicative of us falling apart. It’s hard to win in the NBA.’’What made it especially hard Wednesday was playing against a Cleveland team that seems to have finally righted itself thanks to a couple of recent acquisitions and LeBron James getting healthy.Just a couple of weeks ago, the Cavaliers were under .500 and there was talk about coach David Blatt being fired and things not working between James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.But since James returned to the lineup, the Cavs have reeled off four straight wins and all seems well in Cleveland.“It’s clicking,’’ said James. “Defensively we’ve stepped it up. On offense we share the ball and even though we missed a lot of open looks tonight, everyone fell into a good rhythm. The game is fun.’’James sat out seven games in an effort to get healthier after being plagued with nagging knee and back issues. It seems to have worked as he averaged 33 points in his last four games before Wednesday. Against Utah, he had 26 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.All five Cleveland starters scored at least 15 points, with Love adding 19, Irving 18, center Timofey Mozgov 16 and J.R. Smith 15.The Jazz received a good effort from Enes Kanter, who after getting four points and two rebounds at San Antonio, responded with 24 points and a season-high 17 rebounds Wednesday. Also, Jazz newcomers Elijah Millsap and Elliot Williams each played well with 12 and 10 points, respectively, off the bench, with Williams making all three 3-point attempts.But the Jazz didn’t get much from their main guys. Gordon Hayward struggled shooting again, going 4 for 11 for 14 points, while Derrick Favors scored 12 points. Then there was Trey Burke, who had another tough shooting night with just two points on 1 of 10 from the field.The Jazz took a brief lead midway through the first quarter, but soon LeBron and Co. took over. By the end of the quarter the Cavaliers led 31-20 and the lead went to 18 before the Jazz pulled within 53-40.The Jazz were technically still in it, but they came out and missed their first five shots of the second half and by midway through the quarter it was 66-44. The lead got as high as 28 before a Jazz flurry at the end of the quarter cut the deficit to 82-62.The Jazz never gave up and — sparked by Kanter — they pulled within 12 at 100-88 with just under three minutes left. However, James hit a pair of free throws and Smith scored a layup off a James steal to seal the deal.Now it’s off to Milwaukee, where the Jazz will take on the Bucks Thursday night and try to salvage at least one win on this tough road trip.center_img Jazz usher Wally Price will be well-remembered by the franchise Utah Jazz analysis: Utah struggles on both ends of the court in loss to Clevelandlast_img read more

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Lucas Hernandez released from court but not in Atletico squad

first_img It is unknown if French centre-back Lucas, 20 was charged with anything. Lucas Hernández, en libertad tras prestar declaración 03/02/2017 Sport EN CET Upd. at 21:29 Lucas Hernandez has been released from court after being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, after his partner was taken to hospital. IN SPORT.ES Lucas is one of Atletico Madrid’s hottest young prospects and has played for the France U21 team. He has not been included in Diego Simeone’s squad for the weekend ahead of Atletico’s clash with Leganes. EFE reported that his partner was also arrested but soon released, with both parties sporting mild injuries.last_img read more

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World No. 1 Murray wins his opening match of 2017 in Doha

first_imgShanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Murray, who won back-to-back Doha titles in 2008 and 2009, was greeted enthusiastically by the crowd when he took to the court.One fan held up a handwritten sign, “Welcome to Doha Sir Andy,” referencing his recently being knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngMurray won the opening set by posting only one unforced error and seven winners. In all, Murray had nine unforced errors and 18 winners.The 69th-ranked Chardy settled into the second set, even managing to break Murray’s serve in the first game. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But from 2-2 in the second set tiebreaker, Murray reeled off five straight points to finish off the match.Murray, who has beaten Chardy in nine of the 10 matches they have played, will face Gerald Melzer of Austria in the next round.Fifth seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, playing in Doha for the first time since he won the title in 2012, ousted Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.The win booked Tsonga a second-round outing against Dustin Brown of Germany.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 2016 AP YEAR END PHOTOS – Serbia’s Novak Djokovic lies on the clay in a heart he drew after defeating Britain’s Andy Murray during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium on June 5, 2016, in Paris. Djokovic won 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)DOHA, Qatar — Top-ranked Andy Murray extended his winning streak to a career-best 25 matches by defeating Jeremy Chardy of France 6-0, 7-6 (2) in his first match of the year at the Qatar Open on Tuesday.Murray clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking in his last match of 2016, winning a career-best ninth title by holding off long-time No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the ATP Finals championship match.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Senators to proceed with review of VFA Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lyceum blanks EAC for share of 2nd in NCAA volleyball We are young EDITORS’ PICK Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter PH among economies most vulnerable to virus View commentslast_img read more

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Region 2 RDC eagerly awaits land applications processing

first_imgRegion Two Chairman Devanand RamdattBY INDRAWATTIE NATRAMregion Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Chairman Devanand Ramdatt said the region’s Regional Democratic Council (RDC) is patiently awaiting a response from the Head Office of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) on the role the RDC has in addressing the applications for State and Government lands within the region.According to Ramdatt, who is the head of the RDC, a letter was sent to the GL&SC requesting that clear guidelines be provided to the region, as the RDC seeks to adhere to the approved procedures with focus on accountable and transparent ways in recommending applications for Government and State lands allocation.The Chairman explained that the Anna Regina branch of the GL&SC had submitted several schedules comprising of approximately one hundred applications that the RDC is eager to thoroughly examine before making recommendations for approval. However, he said this process is held up due to the failure of the Surveys Commission in providing the requested information.Several applicants are requesting the status of their applications since they are prepared to invest in agriculture and other sectors. One businessman who has an interest to make a huge investment in the coconut industry is affected.The Regional Chairman said he is dissatisfied with the delay by the Commission in addressing the matter, particularly since the expansion of the region’s economy is at stake.According to Ramdatt, the RDC will be examining ways of developing roads and other infrastructure so that persons who were allocated lands can have better access and support to initiate crop and/or livestock production and other entrepreneurship ventures.The Regional Chairman is of the strong view that with an ailing rice industry, it is timely for urgent actions to enhance the region’s economy.last_img read more

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2018 Election results for School District 81

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – Here are the school trustee election results for School District 81.Bill Dolan received the most votes of the six candidates for the five seats on the School District 81 Board of Trustees, with 1,131.The other four trustees are: Linda Dolen, Ray Irwin, Mike Gilbert, and Yvette Taylor.- Advertisement -The full results and number of votes can be found below.[ninja_tables id=”135076″]last_img

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Man United bid £35m for World Cup winner?

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Manchester United have lodged an opening £35million bid for Sergio Ramos and the Real Madrid defender has asked his club to consider it. (Daily Mail)Real Madrid are ready to launch a £21million raid for Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny. (Daily Mirror)Southampton have struck an agreement with Morgan Schneiderlin for the midfielder to leave this summer. The France star has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool. (Daily Mail)Southampton have reportedly registered their interest in signing Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula as a possible replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin. (Daily Express)Liverpool will step up their bid to land £21.5million Sevilla star Carlos Bacca following their successful swoop for Brazil playmaker Roberto Firmino. (Daily Mirror)But Manchester United are among a host of Premier League clubs that have made enquiries over Bacca. (Daily Telegraph)Chelsea have opened talks with Ramires over a new contract and a deal is expected to be concluded swiftly. (Daily Telegraph)Arsenal will not be rushed into offering Jack Wilshere a new deal — despite interest from Manchester City. (The Sun)Chelsea are facing stiff competition from Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester City for the signing of FC Augsberg star Baba Rahman this summer. (Evening Standard)Steve McClaren is considering a bid for the £4m-rated Derby County centre-half Richard Keogh. The Newcastle United manager would face competition from West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland for the 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international. (The Guardian)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer rumours…West Ham locked in negotiations over £12m bid to sign Marseille star Dimitri PayetIlkay Gundogan leaves door open to Arsenal and Manchester United by rejecting PSG switchReports: Barcelona planning shock move for Manchester United winger Angel di MariaWatford set to beat West Ham to sign Inter Milan midfielder Zdravko KuzmanovicAC Milan join Arsenal and Liverpool in the race for Gonzalo HiguainArsenal transfer report: Lille keen to land Gunners forward on loanLiverpool look to end Javier Manquillo deal early as Benfica eye move for Spanish defenderUkraine starlet next in at Anfield? Liverpool linked with £10m Shakhtar Donetsk playmakerAston Villa transfer report: Tim Sherwood targets £3million Uruguayan hitmanAtletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan closing in on Premier League move, confirms agentMonaco poised to win race for £10million Serie A star – blow for Arsenal and Chelsea?last_img read more

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LIVERPOOL STATEMENT: Philippe Coutinho will NOT be sold this summer

first_img Philippe Coutinho will not be allowed to leave Liverpool for Barcelona 1 Liverpool’s owners have issued a statement insisting they will not entertain any bids for Philippe Coutinho this summer, seemingly ending the prospect of a move to Barcelona.The Brazilian maestro has been strongly linked with a move to the Catalan club, who are searching for a replacement for Neymar following his move to Paris Saint-Germain.Barca are understood to have had two bids turned down for the Reds playmaker – the second in the region of £90million – with reports claiming the 25-year-old is keen to join them.But manager Jurgen Klopp has repeatedly insisted Liverpool are not willing to sell the 25-year-old this summer.And owners Fenway Sports Group bachave now backed up manager’s stance.A statement issued on liverpoolfc.com read: “We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho.“The club’s definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer (transfer) window closes.”READ MORE: Jamie Carragher tells talkSPORT Liverpool will KEEP Philippe Coutinho despite Barcelona interestKlopp has been firm in his stance that Coutinho is not for sale all summer and was quoted in the German press on Thursday saying no amount on money would tempt the Reds into selling.Barca do have plenty of money to spend, having sold Coutinho’s compatriot Neymar to PSG for a world-record £200.6m last week.Coutinho, who joined Liverpool from Inter Milan for £8.5m in 2013, signed a new five-year deal with the Merseyside outfit in January that did not include a buy-out clause.The 25-year-old was their leading scorer with 14 goals in all competitions last term, a season that saw Klopp’s men secure a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League and a return to the Champions League.Liverpool open their 2017-18 campaign with Saturday’s league clash against Watford at Vicarage Road and there are doubts over whether Coutinho will be available for the match, with him having been receiving treatment this week for a back issue.last_img read more

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CONFIRMED! Barcelona agree €40m deal to sign former Tottenham flop Paulinho

first_imgPaulinho makes the move of his career, and perhaps the most surprising in some years, having spent two seasons in the Chinese Super League.He was offloaded to Guangzhou for £9.9m in the summer of 2015 after a disappointing spell at Tottenham, where he was considered a flop after failing to live up to his £17m price tag.The midfielder has scored nine goals across 41 appearances for Brazil and was part of the side who won the Conderferations Cup in 2013.Paulinho, who had been linked with Barca throughout the summer, becomes the Catalan club’s third addition since the end of last season, following the arrivals of defender Nelson Semedo from Benfica and playmaker Gerard Deulofeu from Everton.He is the first signing since the departure of his fellow Brazilian Neymar, though, as Barca begin to reinvest the world-record é222m (£200.6m) fee they received when the striker made a shock move to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.Barca are in the hunt for more reinforcements and have had bids for Liverpool schemer Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele turned down.The Copa del Rey holders suffered defeat in their first competitive match under new coach Ernesto Valverde, who replaced Luis Enrique in May, on Sunday night when they were beaten 3-1 at home by Real Madrid in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana. 1 Former Tottenham flop Paulinho has sealed a shock move to the Nou Camp Paulinho Bezerra, FC Barcelona’s new signing https://t.co/TGWrKjWkfG👋 Welcome, Paulinho!🔵🔴 #BeBarça #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/DoqmRFpunu— FC Barcelona 🏆🏆 (@FCBarcelona) August 14, 2017 Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande for €40million (£36.37million). The 29-year-old is set to undergo his medical with Barca on Thursday and, if all goes to plan, he will sign a four-year contract and be presented on the same day, the Catalan giants have announced.Barca have also revealed that the Brazil international will have a €120m (£109.1m) release clause in his contract.last_img read more

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England rise back above Wales in the FIFA world rankings

first_imgEngland and the Republic of Ireland have risen in this month’s FIFA’s world rankings, while Scotland climbed too despite missing out on World Cup qualification.England, who qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with wins over Slovenia and Lithuania, climbed three places to 12th in the rankings led by World Cup holders Germany, football’s world governing body announced on Monday.Gareth Southgate’s side are now the leading home nation after Wales, who, like Scotland, missed out on the finals, fell a place to 14th.The Republic, who progressed to the World Cup play-offs, rose eight places to 26th, while Scotland climbed 14 places to 29th despite missing out on a place in Russia 2018 – a result which subsequently saw Gordon Strachan depart as boss.Northern Ireland fell three places to 23rd despite advancing to the play-offs.Brazil are second in the rankings and Portugal third, with Argentina fourth, Belgium fifth and Poland sixth in an unchanged top six.France climbed a place to seventh and Spain returned to the top 10, climbing three places to eighth.Chile stayed in ninth despite missing out on World Cup qualification and Peru rose into the top 10 for the first time after qualifying for the intercontinental play-off against New Zealand.Europe has 28 teams in the top 50 – one more than last month. Harry Kane has been key to England reaching the World Cup 1last_img read more

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TWO MEN ARRESTED IN DONALDSON MURDER PROBE RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: The two men arrested in connection with the murder of Denis Donaldson have been released without charge.The men, a 69 year old from Dungloe and a 31 year old from Annagry, had been in custody at Letterkenny Garda Station since Tuesday evening.A file on the men’s arrest will now be compiled and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. The 69 year old had been living in Glasgow for the past number of months but was arrested on Tuesday evening in Glenties.The other man was arrested in Annagry on Tuesday night on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm on the day that Mr Donaldson was murdered on April 4th, 2006.Officers from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation based at Harcourt Square in Dublin arrived in Letterkenny  to assist with the operation.Former Sinn Féin official Mr Donaldson, 56, who had admitted being a British agent for more than 20 years, was shot dead in his remote home at Cloghercor, Doochary – off the main Letterkenny to Glenties Road, in 2006. He had been shot twice – once in the head and once in the hand which was also severed.He was found by a neighbour who noticed his door half open and immediately dialled 999.Gardai had seen Donaldson in Glenties just 24 hours before he was assassinated on April 4th.Mr Donaldson, who was the former head of Sinn Féin’s office at Stormont, had been living in Co Donegal since December 2005 when he admitted he had spied for the British.Last week donegaldaily reported how the family of Mr Donaldson claimed the British security services may hold the key to solving the crime. Mr Donaldson’s family claim British state agencies, particularly Special Branch, were “central to the murder”.They said they were increasingly frustrated and concerned by the lack of progress in the Garda murder inquiry, claiming they haven’t met officers since 2009.According to the Donaldson’s a meeting was scheduled for last week but Gardai cancelled it. They want answers to a number of key questions.In a statement they said: “There are serious discrepancies and anomalies in accounts relating to the circumstances leading up to Denis’ Donaldson’s murder”. In December 2005 Mr Donaldson received a written warning from police that he was about to be exposed in the media. The family claim he was then telephoned by his Special Branch handler, identified only as ‘Lenny’.“This call caused Denis to secretly flee Belfast immediately”, the family said. The Sinn Fein man then publicly admitted his role as an agent in Dublin the next day; he then went back into hiding. On the 4th of April 2006 Denis Donaldson was brutally murdered near Glenties.The Donaldsons continued: “For the Gardai murder inquiry to be effective, thorough and independent it must examine the identities, motivations, activities, links, communications and movements of the Special Branch handler Lenny and his colleagues.“Lenny is intimately informed about the events surrounding Denis’ murder, Lenny holds the answers to many questions.”The Provisional IRA denied involvement in the murder – and the Real IRA claimed two years ago that it had carried out the killing.EndsTWO MEN ARRESTED IN DONALDSON MURDER PROBE RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE was last modified: April 15th, 2011 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:arrestDenis DonaldsonLetterkenny Garda stationmurder probereleasedlast_img read more

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