Steph Curry climbs Warriors’ scoring charts in win over Cavs

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) smiles after making a 3 point shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State took another step toward securing the top seed in the West, yet coach Steve Kerr has some legitimate concerns as the Warriors close in on the postseason.Specifically, Kerr is bothered by the Warriors’ turnovers and rebounding, two issues that cropped up again and turned what looked to be another blowout into a closer-than-needed 120-114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Draymond Green understands Kerr’s reasoning, but thinks the two-time defending NBA champs will be just fine once the playoffs begin.Stephen Curry scored 40 points to move into third place on Golden State’s career list, and the Warriors won despite Golden State’s 13 turnovers and getting outrebounded 12-4 by the Cavs on the offensive end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s just a focus thing,” Green said of the Warriors’ inconsistencies. “When you’re playing against teams that don’t quite match up talent-wise and are not really playing for anything, it’s hard to keep that focus. It hasn’t bothered me one bit because we’ve locked in at stretches and we’ve had that focus for stretches, and that’s important.”The game had a lot less hype than previous seasons when the Warriors and Cavaliers squared off in four straight NBA Finals. While Golden State is headed back to the postseason for a possible third consecutive championship, Cleveland is limping to the finish with hopes of getting the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Curry is a big reason why Golden State is back on top despite a sometimes tumultuous season. The two-time MVP made 9 of 12 3s and had seven assists in the wire-to-wire win, the Warriors’ ninth consecutive over the Cavaliers.“You knew Steph was going to have a good night because he had a tough night last night,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He rarely has an off night two nights in a row. He was great right from the outset tonight.”Collin Sexton scored 27 points, one night after becoming the third rookie in Cavaliers history to reach 1,300 points. Cleveland has lost seven straight.“I thought our guys did a good job of continuing to compete and taking the ball to the basket,” Cavs coach Larry Drew said. “We recognize the fact of where we are and who we are at this particular stage. But again, the most important thing is that we continue to plat at a high level, and we did that tonight.”Golden State led by 21, then had to hold off a late flurry by Cleveland.Larry Nance Jr. scored seven points as part of a 12-4 run. Then, Sexton scored on a 3-pointer and reverse layup to pull the Cavs within three points at 115-112.Curry made his ninth 3-pointer, then added two free throws with 7.4 seconds remaining.GETTING THE GOLDGreen presented Nick Young with his championship ring from last season during a ceremony before the game, but the celebration lasted longer than expected and the Warriors were issued a warning for delay of game before tip-off.“The last two years, we’ve had five or six of those celebrations and it usually spills over,” Curry said. “I wish (the referee) would have just gave it to Nick Young because he was taking his sweet time, as he should have.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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We like to give other teams an advantage and then have to shoot our way out of it.”Green had 20 points and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 15 points and eight assists, and Quinn Cook scored 14 to help the Warriors (55-24) inch closer to clinching the Western Conference in their second-to-last regular-season game at Oracle Arena.With 16,283 points, Curry trails only Wilt Chamberlain (17,783) and Rick Barry (16,447) on the Warriors’ career scoring charts.The Warriors need one more win or a loss by Denver to secure the top spot and home court advantage in the West.ADVERTISEMENT Lakers surprise playoff-bound Clippers Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

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Uhuru lauds local Open aces Snow, Indiza

first_imgSnow carded 282 for the tournament for jointed tenth as he finished as the highest placed Kenyan for the second year in a row while Indiza, a shot back, was tied for 13th.The pair were the only locals to make the cut as the country’s wait for a first domestic Kenya Open winner rolls over to the 48th year. Jacob Okello is the closest the country has come to glory after he lost the 1998 edition on sudden death tee-off.Jake Roos of South Africa won the tournament after a dramatic final day where Snow and Indiza who were a shot and two shots off the lead at the start of the final day faltered.Roos was awarded 32,000 Euros with Andrein Bernadet of France who tied with Lasse Jensen from Denmark taking home 16,000 Euros each for tying in second. The President added the fact the game of golf is re-asserting itself as a popular contemporary sport cannot be gainsaid; hence the need for golf clubs in the country to designate days and time for school children to learn and play the game on their courses. “Worldwide, the game is making its way back to the Olympic Games. I am informed it will be played in the 2016 edition of the Olympic Games. “I also understand that at a lower level, the game will be played by the youth in the Youth Africa Games, which will take place in Botswana, and the Youth Olympic Games to be held in China this year,” he underscored. Retired president and patron of Kenya Golf Union, Mwai Kibaki, called for a proper framework for the game to be put in place to encourage more Kenyans to take up the sport.“To this end, I strongly urge county-level golf start-up to link up with the Kenya Golf Union in order to establish a unified framework for a more energized county-based golf circuit across the country,” Kibaki noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, March 10- President Uhuru Kenyatta commended Greg Snow and Dismas Indiza for their splendid performance during the just concluded Barclays Kenya Open despite local golfers failing to land the trophy for the 47th year.The Head of State who was at hand to present trophies as the European Challenge Tour event ended at Karen Country Club on Sunday, pointed out establishment of golf courses across the country will encourage inter-County tournaments which will advance the quest for real peace, harmonious co-existence and social integration.last_img read more

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Jones vows England focus won’t falter despite felling ‘gods of rugby’

first_img0Shares0000England coach Eddie Jones (R) said it was a victory against ‘gods of rugby’ © AFP / Odd AndersenYOKOHAMA, Japan, Oct 26 – Eddie Jones insisted his England side’s focus would remain intact after they booked their place in next week’s World Cup final by dethroning champions and “gods of rugby” New Zealand in superb style.England were physically and tactically superior in a 19-7 semi-final win in Yokohama on Saturday that saw them to just their eighth victory over the All Blacks in 42 Tests dating back to 1905. Jones, in charge of his native Australia when they lost the 2003 World Cup final to England, became England coach following their embarrassing first-round exit on home soil at the last edition four years ago.Right from the start of his Red Rose reign, Jones was adamant England could be crowned champions in Japan.Asked if England risked being carried away by a rare win over the All Blacks, Jones told reporters: “We’ve got the right focus.“We set out four years ago, right from our very first meeting at Pennyhill Park (England’s training base southwest of London) to be the best team in the world.“We’re not the best team in the world. We’ve got an opportunity to play in a game when we can prove we are and that’s the only thing we’re concerned with.”– ‘Play better next week’ –But he underlined England’s achievement in inflicting the All Blacks’ first defeat in 19 World Cup matches following their shock 2007 quarter-final loss to France, by saying: “New Zealand are the gods of rugby.“We had to take it to them and we wanted to show we could take it to them and put them on the back foot as much as we could.”England did take the game by the scruff of the neck from the start, Manu Tuilagi crossing for a converted try with fewer than two minutes on the clock.And recalled fly-half George Ford then landed four penalties after a knock to Owen Farrell, moved to inside centre, meant the England captain could not continue as goal-kicker.Jones, who during the 2003 World Cup masterminded the Wallabies’ semi-final win over New Zealand, said: “We picked our finishing XV first, that’s always the most crucial area when you play New Zealand.“They did a super job for us and closed the game out.”England signalled their determination before kick-off by forming an inverted V to confront the All Blacks’ pre-match haka challenge.“We didn’t just want to stand there and let them come at us,” said Farrell. “We wanted to keep a respectful distance but we didn’t want to let then come at us.”New Zealand cut the lead to 13-7 when Ardie Savea crossed for a converted try in the 57th minute following England hooker Jamie George’s overthrown line-out.But England, with the often fiery Farrell in charge, kept their composure.“When they scored points today we were the calmest we’ve been under the posts,” Farrell insisted.England will now face the winners of Sunday’s match between South Africa and Wales in the final, with Jones jokingly saying he was looking forward to them playing out a draw that meant they would be forced into draining extra-time.But, on a more serious note, he said: “We know we can play better next week and we will have to play better next week.”0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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National Night Out celebrated tonight

first_imgPolice and residents tonight will participate in National Night Out – the recognition of police/community partnerships against crime – in neighborhoods across the Southland. Block parties, barbecues, marches and other gatherings will take place, beginning about 5 p.m. and ending about 10 p.m. in various cities and communities, including West Hollywood, San Gabriel, Lynwood, Hollywood, Inglewood, Long Beach, Huntington Park, Pasadena and Palmdale. “National Night Out is a time for all of us … to get to know our neighbors, our sheriff’s and fire personnel and to learn how to protect each other,” said West Hollywood Mayor John Duran. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled to attend the Southeast Community Police Station’s celebration and speak in Sun Valley at the Stonehurst Recreation Center. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In Hollywood from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge will host an event at his field office at 6501 Fountain Ave. that will include tours of the nearby Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Station. In Inglewood at 5:30 p.m., city officials will hold a rally and “solidarity walk” at City Hall, One Manchester Blvd. And in Long Beach between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., police will host a “crime prevention and safety fair” in the Kmart parking lot, 2900 Bellflower Blvd. Orange County events are planned for Fullerton and Irvine. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

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For tsunami’s refugee children, some very special care

first_imgLladro Gallery on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills sits on some of the world’s most expensive real estate. The Mawella refugee camp in Sri Lanka sits on some of its poorest. In a few weeks, the two worlds will come together, thanks to the humanitarian efforts of Dr. Martina Fuchs, a 44-year-old pediatrician from Studio City. Her mission started in December 2004, as she watched the news broadcasts of the devastating tsunami that killed an estimated 300,000 people. Together, they opened a clinic in the Mawella refugee camp in southern Sri Lanka – a place so impoverished that people couldn’t even afford the 10 cents to take the bus to the hospital five miles away. “There were two small, empty rooms in the back of a building for people to stay who had lost everything,” she said. “With 45,000 people killed, just about everyone in Sri Lanka had lost someone. “The rooms had no doors or windows. We put them in, painted the walls, built an examination table, hung curtains for privacy, and ran electricity in. “Within a few days, the line outside the clinic stretched through the camp. Not just children – everyone came. Old people, pregnant women. “It soon became evident we needed to give them more than medical help. They needed emotional and psychological support, as well. “One poor woman had to choose which of her children’s hands to let go of when the waters washed over them. She let go of her 8-year-old daughter, who drowned, and held onto her 6-year-old son, who survived. No amount of medicine is going to fix that. “We tried to ease the fear in the kids by having them paint us a picture of the tsunami in exchange for a tennis ball. We gave out more than 100 tennis balls.” Before she left six weeks later, Fuchs found a doctor willing to keep her clinic going three days a week. “I made them a promise I would not forget them,” she said. “And I do not break my promises.” Back at home, Fuchs turned to her friends and colleagues to help her start the Real Medicine Foundation, a nonprofit network of doctors and individuals who, like her, just wanted to help. In two years, the Real Medicine Foundation has grown to 80 professionals, in and out of the medical field, working in nine countries. With clinics and other health projects in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Mozambique, they’re able to respond to both natural disasters and human tragedies. Fuchs herself returned to Sri Lanka last year to open two preschools for kids who lost their parents in the tsunami. “We’ve got people from all walks of life now, offering us not only medical but economic and social support so we can grow and help even more people,” she said Monday. Which brings us back to Beverly Hills. At 6 p.m. Aug. 16, a fundraiser for the Real Medicine Foundation will be held at the Lladro Gallery, 408 N. Rodeo Drive. There will be entertainment and an auction of artwork from Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dennis Hopper and many other well-known artists and actors. For more information, see www.realmedicinefoundation.org. All because a Studio City pediatrician made a promise to the kids in the Mawella refugee camp. And she does not break a promise. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Looking at all those children who had lost everything was the first time in my life something touched me that deeply,” she said. Deeply enough that she dropped everything and traveled alone to Sri Lanka to offer her medical skills. She could have waited and gone through the months-long process of signing on and traveling with a relief agency, but Fuchs didn’t think the homeless orphans she saw on TV had time to wait. “My friends said I was crazy, that I couldn’t go alone. I was scared, sure, but this was too important for me not to go.” Fuchs filled two suitcases with medicine and one with clothes, and caught the next flight out. Along the way she met a carpenter from Australia and a plumber from Scotland who were on their way to help, too. last_img read more

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Mortgage rates jump to 2-year high point

first_imgWASHINGTON – Rates on 30-year mortgages jumped to the highest level in two years this week, driven higher by inflation worries in financial markets. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported Thursday that rates on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 6.37 percent this week, according to its weekly survey. That was up sharply from a nationwide average of 6.24 percent last week and left 30-year rates at the highest level since they averaged 6.44 percent the week of Sept. 5, 2003. “Stronger than expected gains in the manufacturing and service industries & coupled with higher labor costs & ignited inflation concerns, which led to the rise in mortgage rates this week,” said Frank Nothaft, chief economist at Freddie Mac. He said investors have begun to worry that the Federal Reserve, which has been raising interest rates to combat inflation, may not stop with just one or two more rate hikes but may actually boost rates three more times this year. The rising rates have begun to cool the sizzling housing market with sales of both new and existing homes posting bigger-than-expected declines in January. Nothaft said the housing sector, which posted record sales levels for five straight years, was shifting to a slower pace, but he predicted the decline would not be severe enough to disrupt the overall economy like the bursting of the stock market did in 2000. “We see no signs of a bursting bubble, but rather a return to a more normal pace of activity,” he said. Some economists believe that 30-year mortgage rates could rise as high as 7 percent by the end of the year. The Freddie Mac survey found sharp increases for all types of mortgages this week. A year ago, 30-year mortgages averaged 5.85 percent, 15-year mortgages stood at 5.38 percent, one-year adjustable-rate mortgages were at 4.24 percent and five-year hybrid adjustable rate mortgages averaged 5.22 percent. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

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Listen: Barry Doherty’s reaction after Kilcar beats Malin in Donegal Championship

first_imgKilcar manager Barry Doherty said he was ‘happy with the result’ following his sides landslide victory over Malin yesterday (Sun) in the Donegal Senior Championship. Two Eoin McHugh goals in the opening 20 minutes put the host well in control of this Senior Championship Group D opener in Towney on Sunday.Doherty’s outfit remained in control for most of the contest and he believes the opening game was full of ‘positives’ for his side. After the fixture, the Kilcar man gave his reaction to Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.Listen to the full interview below…Listen: Barry Doherty’s reaction after Kilcar beats Malin in Donegal Championship was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Valley man jailed in mail threats

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’A law enforcement official said Castagana was arrested after a search of his home in the 5200 block of Baza Avenue, where he was said to have lived with his mother. Calls to the residence were not returned Sunday, and it was unclear whether Castagana had retained a lawyer. Authorities claim he mailed threatening letters to Pelosi, Letterman, New York Sen. Charles Schumer, Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann. Some letters included phrases like “Death to Demagogues” and pictures of victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami, authorities said. The letters were sent with fictitious return addresses over the past three months to addresses in New York, New Jersey and San Francisco, officials said. Staff and Wire Services A Woodland Hills man was arrested for investigation of mailing threatening letters laced with white powder to Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, “Late Show” host David Letterman and other high-profile figures, the FBI announced Sunday. FBI agents took Chad Conrad Castagana, 39, into custody Saturday on charges of conveying false information and sending threats via the U.S. mail, the bureau said in a statement. Castagana was being held in a federal detention center pending an initial court appearance today, when prosecutors were expected to file charges. While the FBI is still trying to identify the white powder, preliminary tests revealed it does not pose a biological hazard. Castagana was arrested without incident. 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

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Chelsea offer Hudson-Odoi huge pay rise in attempt to keep wantaway starlet

first_img How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings RANKED The new deal offered by Chelsea shows how much they value Hudson-Odoi.He will be one of the world’s highest-paid teenagers if he commits his future to Chelsea. Hudson-Odoi has been forced to play a back-up role this season, with Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro ahead of him in the pecking order The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Chelsea have reportedly offered Callum Hudson-Odoi a new £70,000-a-week contract in an attempt to ward off interest from Bayern Munich.The Bundesliga giants have bid £35million for the winger, whose contract expires in 18 months’ time. SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT whoops revealed latest Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won scrap Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Callum Hudson-Odoi’s Chelsea future is up in the air BEST OF Hudson-Odoi believes he will be offered more first-team opportunities at Bayern Munich, who have reportedly offered him the number 10 shirt currently worn by Arjen Robben.The youngster started Chelsea’s first leg defeat to Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final earlier this month.However, the Blues academy star finds himself behind Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro in the Stamford Bridge pecking order. REVEALED predicted Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Latest football news Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Hudson-Odoi, 18, is yet to start a Premier League match and has made just nine appearances this season – though his game time has increased over the past couple of weeks.The youngster is allegedly ready to run down his Chelsea contract if they refuse to sell him this month, with the view of joining Bayern on a free transfer in summer 2020.But the Daily Mail say Chelsea have made a final attempt to keep hold of their starlet by offering him a staggering £70,000-a-week deal. gameday cracker last_img read more

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Young Pushes to Protect Hoosier Privacy During Hearing with Facebook CEO

first_imgToday, in a joint hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to implement stronger protections for Facebook users and their online privacy. “I represent the honest, hardworking people of Indiana, and I keep returning to the question of: What are reasonable consumer expectations of privacy? What does the average Hoosier think, when they think about their information online,” said Senator Young. “While the scope of this problem is unclear, I believe consumers all over the internet are certainly less protected than they should be today. This hearing should not close the book on this issue, but should be a starting point for a much longer conversation from Republicans, Democrats, constituents and industry on what our next steps should be in addressing privacy across the entire internet ecosystem.” https://youtu.be/-Ug2JIHjZf8last_img read more

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