Damian Lillard denied game-tying basket because of brutal officiating

first_imgThat’s all folks pic.twitter.com/R0pGTUPwt3— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) February 8, 2020Lillard’s backcourt mate, CJ McCollum, offered this perspective:Mood 👀 pic.twitter.com/iQ6yJa942g— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) February 8, 2020Other NBA people were incredulous over the officials’ failure:how you miss that call?🤷🏼‍♂️— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) February 8, 2020That’s ass— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) February 8, 2020That was supposed to be a damn and 1 for Dame!!!! The refs blew that shit. That’s weak AF.— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 8, 2020This article has been updated. Damian Lillard finished with 42 points Friday night. He should have had at least 44, but a missed goaltending call by the officials in the fourth quarter kept that from happening.Worse for Lillard and his Trail Blazers teammates, the no-call kept them from tying the Jazz in the final seconds of regulation. Utah held on to win 117-114. Lillard attempted a layup around Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who blocked the shot after it came off the backboard. That should have been called goaltending, but the crew didn’t see it, and it couldn’t review the play. (A review can only be triggered when goaltending is called on the floor.)Here’s what happened when Dame went to tie the game vs. the Jazz… pic.twitter.com/bBh83h0H0Y— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 8, 2020NBA ALL-STARS: Lillard on Team LeBronLillard was, naturally, furious after the game.Damian Lillard was furious after the no-call toward the end of the Blazers’ loss. pic.twitter.com/KHrr6AZhgd— ESPN (@espn) February 8, 2020″It’s an easy call. Three referees out there and they don’t call it,” he told reporters.”They cost us a game,” a steamed Lillard added. “We’re in a playoff race and they cost us a game, on an easy call.” The loss dropped the Blazers (24-29) to 2 1/2 games behind the Grizzlies for the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference playoffs.”We’re in a playoff race and they cost us a game, on an easy call.”@Dame_Lillard on the missed goaltending call pic.twitter.com/pMdZAa5lEz— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) February 8, 2020Portland coach Terry Stotts called the no-call “inexcusable.”Blazers head coach Terry Stotts: “Just a shame that it was decided by an inexcusable missed call… they could have called a goaltending and reviewed it, but they swallowed their whistles.” pic.twitter.com/iYsHUEYvwT— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) February 8, 2020Blazers players told reporters that officials told them on the court Gobert’s block “wasn’t even close” to being a goaltend, but crew chief Josh Tiven changed that tune after reviewing video.NBA Referee Josh Tiven comments to a pool reporter after Trail Blazers-Jazz game: pic.twitter.com/Mp3XoB4sts— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) February 8, 2020Brian Forte and JB DeRosa were the officials working with Tiven.Portland center Jusuf Nurkic summed up the situation this way:last_img read more

Nearly 70 Dead in COVID-19 Outbreak at MA Veterans’ Home

first_imgMayor Alex Morse says the Soldiers’ Home failed to do enough to protect its residents.“Our Board of Health had conversations with a lot of long term care facilities including folks at the Solders’ Home. Unfortunately though it doesn’t look like those precautions were actually implemented,” he stated.Massachusetts Governor Baker said he did not know about the center’s outbreak until March 29, after several veterans had already died.There were 226 veterans living at the Soldiers’ Home when the outbreak started. At this time, less than half of them are still residing there. A record number of residents have reportedly passed away from COVID-19 at a Massachusetts veterans’ home.According to reports, 68 residents at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke who tested positive for the virus have died as of Wednesday. It is unknown whether another person who died also had COVID-19. Meanwhile, another 82 residents and 81 employees have tested positive.Late last month, the superintendent of the home was put on paid administrative leave after information was released about the deaths of 11 veterans amid a coronavirus outbreak at the facility.The state has already deployed the National Guard to assist at the facility, while state and federal authorities have launched investigations into the situation.Officials at the facility told local leaders in March that they were taking precautions similar to those they do for the flu for COVID-19.last_img read more

Nelson hosts second Teck Kootenay Cup series race Sunday

first_imgThe first race was held earlier this month at the BlackJack Trails near Rossland.Skiers from Kimberley and Rossland are expected to join the host Nelson Nordic Club members.Sunday’s event is a Mass Start Free Technique race and Cross Country Canada Rules and Regulations apply.For more information contact Chief of Race – Louise Poole 250-825-9202 or klpoole@shaw.ca or Race Secretary – Tara Robinson 250-505-3526 or tara.robinson1@gmail or go to http://www.nelsonnordicski.ca/Deadline to enter is Friday January 25th at 11 p.m. PST. Time is running out on competitors eager to enter the next race in the Teck Kootenay Cup series Sunday at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails.This is the second race of the Teck Kootenay Cup series, set for the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails near Apex, 10 kilometers south of Nelson on Highway 6.last_img read more

Nelson Killjoys host Dam City Rollers in Mountain Mayhem Championship Saturday at NDCC Arena

first_imgThe Killjoys won the league title in 2013.“The keys to success for our team have been teamwork and constantly improving on our strategies,” said Ablast.“We work hard, we support each other and we strive to be the best that we can.”The West Kootenay Roller Derby League started the 2015 season with four teams — Castlegar Dam City Rollers, Nelson Killjoys, Rossland/Trail Roller Girls and Valley Brutality.However, the Valley squad folded after the season opener due to a lack of skaters, leaving the league with three teams.Tickets for the Mountain Mayhem Championship can be purchased at Chop Shop, Tribute Boardshop and online at kootenayrollerderby.comDoors open at 5 p.m.First jam goes at 6 p.m.The public is encouraged to bring canned food to donate at the door for a local food bank. The Nelson Killjoys have some unfinished business ahead Saturday against the Castlegar Dam City Rollers at the Mountain Mayhem Championship in the NDCC Arena.The game is the finale for the West Kootenay Roller Derby League as the two teams battle it out for the Golden Boot Trophy.“The Killjoys are expecting a challenging and exciting game in the finals against Dam City,” said team spokesperson Meg Ablast, a skater on the Nelson KillJoys women’s roller derby team.“We have been training hard all season, under the unfaltering leadership of coach Kai Boss.”“We are strong, disciplined, and determined, and we are eager to hold our spot as number one in the West Kootenays,” Ablast added.The contest is a rematch from the 2014 championship between the two West Kootenay rivals, won by Dam City Rollers.last_img read more

Baugh Jr scores unbeaten 54 at trial

first_imgCarlton Baugh Jr stroked an unbeaten 54 on yesterday’s second and final day of the Jamaica Scorpians fourth WICB Professional League trial match at Kensington Park.The diminutive wicketkeeper, who was dropped towards the latter part of last season after a series of poor scores, was the top scorer for Paul Palmer’s XI who played to a draw with Brandon King’s XI.Palmer’s XI ended on 183 for seven in their second innings after dismissing King’s XI for 238 in their first innings early yesterday.Palmer’s XI made 169 in their first innings.Other leading scorers for Palmer’s XI were Andre McCarthy, 37, pacer Sheldon Cottrell, 20, and leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, 17.Recent West Indies Under-19 captain, Ramaal Lewis, four for 35, led the way for King’s XI with fast bowlers Nicholson Gordon, Brian Buchanan and John Campbell claiming a wicket each.Earlier, Palmer’s XI, who resumed on 125 for three, were restricted by young pacer Rovman Powell, who finished with four for 40.Fast bowlers Marquino Mindley and Keno Wallace ended with two wickets apiece.The fifth and penultimate trial match, a three-day encounter, is set for Sabina Park starting next Wednesday.last_img read more

Boxer suffers brain injury

first_img“It’s a bittersweet victory in so far as when you have a down fighter in the hospital with a serious injury, it is very difficult to have an enjoyable night and have a real victory celebration because there is no celebration in that victory,” Shaw said. “Vic understood that. That is why he didn’t celebrate in the ring. Vic wanted to go to the hospital today, but they wouldn’t let him in.” robert.morales@presstelegram.com (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He had a brain bleed and he was operated on last night,” Shaw said. “The bleeding has been stopped. And he appears today to be in stable condition.” Shaw said Burgos, 32, was in serious trouble at the hospital. “Last night it was touch and go, to be candid,” Shaw said. “Today, it appears to be better.” Shaw said he tried to visit Burgos on Sunday, but he was turned away. Shaw said he was told by a representative of Don King Productions, which promotes Burgos, that Burgos’ wife was traveling in from Mexico and only after she arrives today will Shaw or anyone else be allowed to visit. Shaw, who promotes Darchinyan, is president of Gary Shaw Productions, the lead promoter for Saturday’s card. • Photo Gallery: Boxing Victor Burgos on Saturday suffered a serious brain injury during his bout against flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan at Home Depot Center in Carson and had surgery to relieve pressure from a blood clot on his brain, promoter Gary Shaw said Sunday. center_img Darchinyan stopped Burgos in the 12th round. Burgos had been decked by a body punch in the second round. He was not knocked down again, but took a lot of punishment to the head from the hard-hitting Darchinyan. After referee Jon Schorle stopped the fight at 1:27 of the final round, Burgos began to slip close to unconsciousness, ringside physician Dr. Paul Wallace said. Burgos was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, where he underwent surgery late Saturday. last_img read more

World Cup planning begins in earnest for Southgate

first_imgSaturday’s clash with Nigeria is followed by a second friendly against Costa Rica at Elland Road next Thursday.Both of England’s opponents have qualified for the World Cup and their differing styles will offer Southgate a glimpse at how his players will cope with the varied approaches they will face in Russia.But the England manager’s main goal will be to experiment with his line-up to learn as much as possible about the players he expects to feature in their first group match against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18.Top of his to-do list will be resolving which of his inexperienced goalkeepers is his first choice.Stoke’s Jack Butland, Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Burnley’s Nick Pope have only nine caps between them.Pope had a brilliant season for Burnley and kept more clean sheets than any other English keeper.But he has yet to feature for England, making Butland — who has seven caps — the slight favourite at this stage.Southgate is expected to play a three-man defence, having used the system in recent matches.Kyle Walker is set to start on the right of the back three, with his Manchester City team-mate John Stones in the middle.That leaves Chelsea captain Gary Cahill and Leicester’s Harry Maguire likely to fight for the other spot.If Maguire starts it would complete a remarkable rise for a 25-year-old who travelled with his brothers to watch England as a fan at Euro 2016.“It was a great occasion for myself to go over there and see them play live and the atmosphere,” Maguire said.“The fans out there – the incredible atmosphere, the passion that they show.“It is something if you look back and you think you’d be there, you’d probably think you were dreaming.“But it’s a dream come true for myself to represent England, so it’s a really proud moment.”– Acid test –If Southgate plays Walker in central defence, he still has plenty of options at wing-back.Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold are the contenders on the right and Danny Rose and Ashley Young on the left.With Tottenham striker Harry Kane certain to start after being named England captain, Southgate will choose between Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli for the two attacking midfield roles.England, who also face Panama and Belgium in Group G, qualified for the World Cup with ease, winning eight of their 10 matches to finish as unbeaten group winners.But Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia and Lithuania hardly posed a serious threat to England and Southgate, who took over from Sam Allardyce early in the campaign, knows the acid test of his ability — still in question for some — will come in Russia.Expectations are low after England’s wretched performances under Roy Hodgson at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016.But Southgate has tried to freshen up a squad that had gone stale as established stars like Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott, Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere lost form.All four have been axed from the World Cup squad as he gambled on several younger players.Southgate’s admirers claim his faith in the likes of Alexander-Arnold, Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is a bold philosophy worthy of respect.But critics suggest Southgate’s youth revolution was partly designed to allow him to point to the future rather than the present — therefore innoculating him against heavy criticism if England fall to impress.For Southgate the road to Russia was smooth, but more daunting obstacles lie in wait.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate will begin his World Cup preparations against Nigeria © AFP / OLI SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 1 – Gareth Southgate will begin the process of fine-tuning his World Cup starting line-up when England host Nigeria in Saturday’s friendly at Wembley.Southgate has just two more opportunities to see his team in action before they jet off to Russia for the World Cup.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s Willie McLaughlin claimed the welterweight place on the Ireland team for next month’s European Elite Championships following a close win over the St Michael’s Athy fighter John Joe Joyce in Saturday morning’s box-off finals at the National Stadium.McLaughlin, who boxes out of the Illies GG club, had one point to spare over John Joe Joyce, the Donegal man winning 9-8 in the welterweight class.The IABA used the box-offs to decided the 60kg and 69kg places on the Ireland team for the 2011 European Elite Championships which begin in Ankara, Turkey, on 14 June. The ten-man Ireland squad will travel to Sheffield tomorrow for a training camp with Britain, Poland and Estonia. The squad will return home on 5 June before travelling to Ankara on 11 June.Ireland claimed five medals, one gold, one silver and three bronze at the 2010 European Elite Championships in Moscow, finishing second in the medals table behind Russia.McLAUGHLIN VICTORY PUTS HIM THROUGH TO EURO CHAMPS was last modified: May 30th, 2011 by gregShare 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:boxingwilliam mclaughlin winlast_img read more


first_imgSwedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has cruelly taunted Ciaran Clark after his OG in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Sweden, in Ireland’s opening match in EURO 2016. Ibrahimovic failed to dazzle the Irish defence, which was largely down to Clark who had an excellent match. However, the Aston Villa defender unfortunately headed past Darren Randolph in the 71st minute, after the PSG star went past John O’Shea.He cruelly laughed about the OG after the match in the post-game press conference, saying it was ‘magic’ and that he made Clarke put the ball in the net.How do I make defenders score? I gave the cross and he headed it into the goal,” Ibrahimovic told reporters.“Was it magic? Maybe you should ask him.” The comments will not go down well in Milford, as Clark qualifies to play for Ireland through his grandmother who was from Milford.Ireland face Belgium on Saturday and will go in to that game in buoyant mood after yesterday’s excellent performance.   SWEDISH STAR IBRAHIMOVIC IS PUBLIC ENEMY NO.1 IN MILFORD! was last modified: June 14th, 2016 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:Ciaran ClarknewssoccerSportlast_img read more

All-Santa Clarita Valley: Girls’ Golf

first_imgGOLFER OF THE YEAR Stevy Loy, Sr., Valencia Loy, who led Valencia High to its first two appearances in the Southern Section girls’ golf championship, was the scoring leader of a 2005 Vikings team that finished 32-2, placed second in the Northern Divisional, seventh in the section final and ranked No. 1 by the Daily News. Loy, who will play in the Ivy League next year for Columbia, overcame injury and illness to win MVP honors in the Foothill League, with an average of 33.75 strokes for five nine-hole tournaments, then shared medalist honors in the Northern Divisional at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard, shooting 1-over-par 73. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake It was an exceptional conclusion to an exceptional year for Loy, who warmed up for her senior season by qualifying for two U.S. Golf Association national championships last summer: the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Amateur. The best part, Loy said, was the team part. Valencia, the most successful team in Santa Clarita Valley girls’ golf history, received medalist honors from five of six starters this season. The Vikings needed all of that depth to hold off a 30-6 Hart team that won the first two Foothill League matches, nearly won the league title and briefly replaced Valencia atop the Daily News rankings before finishing No. 2. The pivotal match came in the third league tournament. Playing after the first two holes with just five golfers after Loy became ill and had to leave the course, Valencia received co-medalist scores of 1-over 32 from Michelle Mannix and Jenny Kim and set a school record of 170 at El Cariso Golf Course. Hart finished second with a school-record 181. “We had a special team in terms of chemistry as well as skill and talent that was together for two years, and you don’t see that too often,” Loy said of the Vikings, who in 2004 won their first league title, finished second in division and 10th in section. The eldest daughter of Steve Loy, a Cal State Northridge professor, and Laura Yamanaka, Stevy Loy – named after two-time Master champion Sevy Ballesteros – combined good play with solid classroom work (she has a 4.25 grade-point average) and a strong sense of appreciation. She gave Valencia coach Andy Raevouri credit for his unfailing optimism when the team started 0-2 in league and expressed gratitude for the help of area golf instructor Lee Breckenridge and Westlake Village instructor Joe Buttitta – her father’s former CSUN colleague and Loy’s first golf coach. “She had some bad luck, being sick and hurting her neck at the beginning of the year,” Raevouri said. “But she was a great player for us at less than her best, and I know she’s going to continue to improve and have a great college career. _ Dave Shelburne DAILY NEWS ALL-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY Tessa Harp, Sr., Hart Michelle Mannix, Sr., Valencia Ashley Redmond, Sr., Hart Eleanna Tan, Sr., Hart Tracy White, Jr., Valencia Alyssa Wohlfeiler, Jr., Saugus 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