Camp Fire aid coming from San Jose Sharks, holiday events

first_imgWhen San Jose resident Ryan Brown brought his nephew, Dillon to see his first Sharks game at SAP Center, he took home a hat as a souvenir of the visit, which took place on his seventh birthday. Sadly, that hat — along with all of Dillon’s and his family’s other possessions — was lost when their home in Paradise was destroyed in the Camp Fire about a week later.When the Sharks heard what happened, the team sent Dillon a letter signed by his two favorite players, Brent Burns and Brenden Dillon, …last_img

Cavaliers didn’t want Warriors celebrating in Cleveland

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) argues with Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) and Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland, Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)Talk from the Golden State Warriors about popping champagne corks and celebrating an NBA title on Cleveland’s court for the second time in three seasons inspired Kyrie Irving to do something to prevent it.Irving scored 40 points and LeBron James added 31 with 11 assists and 10 rebounds to power the Cavaliers over Golden State 137-116 Friday, averting what would have been a historic win and NBA Finals sweep for the Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Warriors’ Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco READ: Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1“I think it came from Draymond (Green, a Warriors forward), which is OK, that’s Dray anyway.”James shrugged off unbeaten runs and celebration talk and just kept his mind on the moment.“I didn’t stress anything besides just live in the moment,” he said. “We have a great opportunity to give ourself another opportunity to keep going. We came out and this was as close to a 48-minute game as we played in the post-season. It was big for us.”Irving said he scans social media for such slights as premature celebration talk.READ: Warriors’ Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco “We’re in the finals. Everything is accessible. Social media is everywhere. It raises the bar, especially the attention that goes on with it,” Irving said.“So we see everything. I’ll be sitting up here lying saying that I didn’t see it. But I relish in that challenge. I know my teammates do as well. Definitely heard the chatter.”Curry said the Warriors will be ready to answer the Cavaliers raising their game.READ: LeBron’s legacy assured but Jordan’s might glow brighter “We got to find our edge and respond,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “So all that chatter and stuff is neither here nor there. It’s whatever you need to get yourself ready to play.”Green warned that extra motivation is little help at this stage.“Winning a championship is enough motivation. All the antics and stuff don’t really matter. That’s water under the bridge,” Green said. “If you need extra motivation to go close out in five, you’re screwed, because that won’t be enough motivation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “And you give us a day in between and we were ready to come out. Especially me, because that taste wouldn’t have been the same if we would have lost tonight and they would have celebrated on our home floor. So I’ll just leave that at that.”READ: Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs for 3-0 leadIrving hit 15-of-27 shots from the floor, going 7-of-12 from 3-point range to set the pace for a finals record 24 3-points on 45 attempts.But it was his extra motivation that caught the notice of James.“I didn’t hear it, but some of the other guys heard it and told me that they wanted to celebrate on our floor once again and they wanted to spray champagne in our locker rooms,” James said.ADVERTISEMENT Golden State still leads the best-of-seven title series 3-1 and can claim the trophy at home on Monday. But the loss snapped the Warriors’ NBA-record 15-game playoff win streak and denied them the league’s first unbeaten playoff run.READ: Cavs avoid elimination, overpower Warriors in Game 4FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You hear some chatter going on throughout the Warriors locker room in terms of them trying to end it here, and it was another do-or-die game for us, and we had to leave it all out there,” Irving said.“It’s part of the game, I understand that. But we knew what we were faced with. Then you add some chatter in there, and that adds some extra motivation. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2011: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders- KKR win by 9 wkts

first_imgJacques Kallis and captain Gautam Gambhir put on an unbeaten 152 runs for the second wicket to help Kolkata beat Rajasthan by 9 wickets in their IPL match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Friday. Score | PhotosChasing 160, Kolkata reached home with nine balls and nine wicket to spare.Rajasthan bowlers wanted an early breakthrough and they got one Manvinder Bisla was run out in the 2 over of the innings. But the celebrations were short-lived for th hosts as soon Kolkata batsmen Jacques Kallis and Gautam Gambhir went on charge against Rajasthan bowlers.The two started to raise the tempo gradully and by the time the slog over approached they were confortably poised on a good total. In the 19th over Kallis scored three more runs and Kolkata won the match. Kallis remained unbeaten on 80 and Gambhir on 75.Rajasthan innings Earlier, Rajasthan scored 159/4 in their allotted 20 overs against Kolkata.Kolkata captain Gatuam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field. a decision keeping in mind the pitch. And Kolkata did manage to get a wicket in the fifth over. Rajasthan opener Amit Paunikar fell while trying to play an aerial shot off Shakib Al Hasan. He failed to get the desired elivation and was caught at short third man by Jacques Kallis on 9 when the team total was 26.Soon the other opener Rahul Dravid and Ashok Menaria got on with a good partnership. The two had put on 52 runs for the second wicket when Yusuf Pathan struck in the 12th. First he clean bowled Dravid on 35 and then a ball later got rid of Ashok Menaria on 27. And Rajasthan were down to 79/3.advertisementAussie Shane Watson, who had a great Bangladesh outing, then got on with the onus of increasing the run rate and he had Kiwi big-hitter Ross Taylor by his side. Unfortunatley for Watson, his good form did not hold him in good stead against Kolkata and he fell on 22, though it came off just 13 balls.Watson hit a six off Shakib Al Hasan in the 17th over and wanted do a repeat but failed and the ball crashed into his stumps on 124/4.Finally, South African Johan Botha and Taylor helped Rjasthan put a good 159/4 on board.Teams:Kolkata Knight Riders: Manvinder Bisla(w), Jacques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir(c), Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Brett Lee, Rajat Bhatia, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Iqbal AbdullaRajasthan Royals: Shane Watson, Amit Paunikar(w), Rahul Dravid, Johan Botha, Ross Taylor, Ashok Menaria, Abhishek Raut, Amit Singh, Shane Warne(c), Siddharth Trivedi, Nayan Doshilast_img read more

a month agoSouthampton striker Adams happy for matchwinner Djenepo

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton striker Adams happy for matchwinner Djenepoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Che Adams is happy for Moussa Djenepo over his goalscoring form.Djenepo, who also joined in the summer, bagged his second goal of the campaign to give Saints a win over Sheffield United.Having already produced two match-winning strikes, Adams is backing the £14m winger to be a success on the south coast.Adams explained: “He does it in training all the time. We know what he can bring and that’s why the manager brought him into a more attacking role.“From when he stepped in the door, you could see he has the ability and that’s why the club signed him.“It’s important if you’re an attacking player, you need to be able to cause opposing teams problems and he’s shown that.“I think he will be a massive player for us, he’s an attacking threat, and that’s what we need. He will help us in the league.” last_img read more

AP Poll Features Many Changes After Wild Week 5

first_imgThe AP poll shows rankings 2 through 4 for week 6. taylor decker urban meyerTwitter/@TDeck68Saturday’s action, which featured losses by four of the top eight teams in last week’s AP Poll, turned the college football world on its head. Ole Miss, which sat at No. 3 following a big win in Tuscaloosa two weeks ago, lost in The Swamp to Florida, while Notre Dame, UCLA, and Georgia all fell. As expected, Clemson and Alabama, who beat the Fighting Irish and Bulldogs respectively, are among the biggest climbers at the top of this week’s Top 25. Undefeated Ohio State remains atop the poll after a very close win against Indiana in Bloomington, but a number of teams are gaining some serious momentum this season.Here is the full AP Top 25:1. Ohio State2. TCU3. Baylor4. Michigan State5. Utah6. Clemson7. LSU8. Alabama9. Texas A&M10. Oklahoma11. Florida12. Florida State13. Northwestern14. Ole Miss15. Notre Dame 16. Stanford17. USC 18. Michigan19. Georgia20. UCLA21. Oklahoma State22. Iowa23. Cal24. Toledo25. Boise StateHere is last week’s AP Poll, and this week’s Coaches Poll, for comparison. How did the writers do this week?last_img read more

The Warriors Defense Might Send Them Back To The NBA Finals

One thing that’s often lost amid the spectacle of the Golden State Warriors’ record-setting regular season is that this squad’s style is quite different from the one that went on a dominant championship run a year ago. The 2014-15 Warriors were astonishingly balanced; they had the NBA’s second-best offense and led the league in defensive efficiency. This season’s version, however, was first in offensive rating by a healthy margin but sixth-best on defense — good, but not great. The resulting team was ever-so-slightly better, but less symmetrical.In the playoffs, though, the Warriors’ defense has helped the team battle through Stephen Curry’s absence and reclaim the mantle of NBA title favorite. Here’s the offensive and defensive efficiency of this season’s playoff teams relative to average, accounting for the regular-season performance of a team’s opponents:1These numbers also factor in home-court advantage (roughly 2.8 points per 100 possessions) and the championship leverage of every game. 1Cleveland Cavaliers9-0+18.4+2.7+21.1 9Atlanta Hawks4-6-1.3-0.0-1.3 10Los Angeles Clippers2-4-3.2+1.2-2.1 6Indiana Pacers3-4-2.3+4.1+1.8 16Memphis Grizzlies0-4-12.9-5.2-18.1 Best team performances of the 2016 NBA playoffs 13Houston Rockets1-4-12.5+0.7-11.8 12Detroit Pistons0-4+2.3-10.8-8.4 The Cavs have blown away their playoff peers so far, but Golden State deserves credit as well for posting the best defensive performance of any remaining team. Indeed, the Warriors’ ratings look a lot like the balanced attack that drove their championship last season — even though Curry has suited up for just six of the team’s 12 games.When the Warriors require outbursts of unadulterated offensive brilliance — like, say, 12 points in 82 seconds or 17 points in an overtime period — Curry has been happy to oblige. But Golden State has also held the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder offense to an efficiency rate 10 points per 100 possessions below their regular-season standard through two games of the Western Conference finals. Even on nights when the Warrior offense isn’t operating at peak productivity, such as Game 1 against OKC, the defense can keep the game competitive into its final minutes.With Draymond Green leading the way, Golden State’s D in this series has already forced the Thunder into two of their 19 worst games of the season according to quantified shot quality, a player tracking-based measure that accounts for the location and conditions under which every shot is taken. In games 1 and 2, Kevin Durant’s shot quality has been his sixth- and 21st-worst of the year, and Russell Westbrook has been limited to his 31st and 24th-worst games. If it’s seemed like Russ and KD have been swimming upstream for long stretches in the series so far, this is why. The duo’s effective field goal percentage in the series is just 43 percent, far below their combined regular-season mark of 53 percent.There’s still plenty of time for the Thunder to wrest control of the series back from Golden State. But to do it, Oklahoma City will have to go through the Warrior defense, a unit that’s back to being as sturdy as it was during the team’s title run last season.Check out our latest NBA predictions. 15Charlotte Hornets3-4-11.5-4.5-16.0 2Golden State Warriors9-3+5.5+4.8+10.3 14Dallas Mavericks1-4-5.6-10.0-15.7 5Portland Trail Blazers5-6+3.9-1.7+2.2 7Miami Heat7-7-2.2+2.7+0.5 11Boston Celtics2-4-10.4+2.1-8.3 3Oklahoma City Thunder9-4+6.1+1.6+7.7 4San Antonio Spurs6-4+0.9+4.9+5.8 Team efficiencies adjusted for strength of schedule using opponents‘ regular-season stats.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 8Toronto Raptors8-7+0.9-0.7+0.2 TEAMRECORDOFFENSEDEFENSETOTAL read more

Gündogan denied that Germany think about the 71 win

first_imgIlkay Gündogan doesn’t think that the 7-1 win from the World Cup 2014 will affect Germany’s approach to the upcoming friendly match against Brazil and he is certain that this will be a completely different game.The Manchester City midfielder knows that the things have changed a lot since then and the most of the Brazil squad are completely different players – and it will be a tough game for Joachim Low’s side.The former BVB player spoke about the upcoming game as he said, according to Sports Keeda:Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“We were all sitting in disbelief in front of the TV. Such a result is not commonplace for a World Cup semi-final.”“The current Brazilian team is not comparable to that of 2014. The 7-1 is no longer an issue for us – just having the two sides play against each other is special.”“Brazil are definitely one of the favourites for the World Cup. The Brazilians are very emotional, and they hold football in such a high regard, it gives them such a zest for life and has an almost spiritual meaning for them.”last_img read more

Benitez Newcastle need a miracle for top10 finish

first_imgNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez is braced for a season-long battle in the bottom half of the Premier LeagueThe Magpies settled for a disappointing 0-0 draw against bottom-placed side Fulham on Saturday at home to leave them down in 15th-place and five points above the drop zone.Following a summer of little investment in the club, Benitez has all but ruled out a repeat of last term’s 10th-place finish.“I’m not happy with a point,” said Benitez, according to Football365.“But I’m happy because we didn’t lose and we have four points from the last two games. I want to win and I want to win every game.“The problem is that you have to be realistic and if you cannot win, be sure you don’t lose these kinds of games.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“It’s not easy for anyone here. I was talking last week with people at Huddersfield and we talked about the pressure, a big city, a big club, what it means for us, what it means for them and how you manage this situation.“I think our fans know. Obviously during the game, they want the best for the team and they are expecting something more, but I am sure after a couple of days, they will say, ‘Okay, we have to keep supporting the team because it’s what we have and these players are giving everything’.“Sometimes we make the wrong decisions, but it does not mean that we are not trying to do our best every single game.“I said after Huddersfield that we have to give credit to this group of players because with all the circumstances here, they are doing well.“But still, we have to realise that we will be in the bottom half of the table during the whole season because it’s like that, and if we do well and we can higher, it will be another miracle.”last_img read more

Guardiola delighted Man City have avoided champions curse

first_imgPep Guardiola is proud of the way Manchester City have remained in the hunt for the Premier League title after what’s happened to past champions in recent years.After storming to league crown last season in record-breaking fashion, City have had a much harder time on their hands this time around in the form of Liverpool.The Reds have won 20 of their 26 games to lead City by three points at the top of the Premier League table as they chase a first league title since 1990.But City can go back level on points with Liverpool later today should they defeat Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, albeit having played one more match.For Guardiola, however, the fact that his City team are still firmly in the mix to retain their league crown is the thing that he’s most proud of.The last team to successfully defend the title was Manchester United in 2009.“I know in the last five or six years what happened with the champions the year after, in which position they were,” said Guardiola, according to Goal.“All of them, they were out. They did not have a chance in that period to win the Premier League.“We are there. That is one of the things I am most delighted about this season.”The Catalan coach, who’s also won league titles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the past, is aware that no team in the Premier League can be underestimated.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Guardiola made reference to their shock 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United on January 30 while discussing the level of competitiveness in England.“When the people say, ‘You underestimated Newcastle.’ No, no,” he said.“You don’t underestimate anyone if you are in the final of the Carabao Cup again and you are in all the competitions and fighting.“The previous seasons, Leicester [City] and Chelsea and the other ones – no chance. We are there.“We want to be there until the end. [Sunday] will help us. If we are able to win the game I am pretty sure until the end we will be there fighting to be champions again.”The City and Chelsea match will begin at 5:00 PM (CET).Ready for Sunday? ⚽️#FIFA19 @EASPORTSFIFA 🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/GWZJdAFLh3— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 9, 2019last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 3 Shawsheen Tech Students Receive Printing Industry Award Of Excellence

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — Students representing the Graphic Communication Shop at Shawsheen Tech were presented individual Awards of Excellence at the Printing Industries of New England (PINE) annual awards gala held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on April 10.Marcelo Freitas, a senior from Billerica, Hailey Nardone, a junior from Billerica, and Heather McLaughlin, a sophomore from Tewksbury, were recognized for the quality and creativity of their individual graphic design and print project submitted to PINE, an industry trade association, as part of the associations’ student project competition.Freitas worked on a new logo for a local construction company and Hailey Nardone designed a new logo for a brewing company.  Their respective designs were then printed and/or embroidered onto a variety of apparel that is in use at each company today.  Samples of this newly printed apparel were submitted to PINE by Heidi Lloyd and Tom Struthers, both instructors in the Graphic Communications Shop.“I was very surprised when I learned I won the award,” said Freitas. “It’s awesome.  I felt great. There is a certain type of feeling you get after you realize that you made something for someone else that they are going to use.  It’s a good feeling.”Nardone was elated when she heard the news of the award.“It felt awesome. I really like this type of work and this is what I want to do for my co-op job and then professionally for my work,” Nardone said. “This award gives me more confidence, and now the work is even more fun and interesting, knowing that I can really do this work.”McLaughlin was recognized for her framed canvas screen print of Bar Harbor Maine. “I was already working on this project.  I think I am the first person to use canvas as my material,” she said.As for the PINE award, McLaughlin added, “I felt proud of myself. I really respect my teacher, Mrs. Lloyd, for submitting my work and thinking it’s worthy of being recognized. The awards mean a lot to everyone else in the shop.  It’s really cool that three of us were recognized.  It’s great for the shop.”These students may soon be joining an industry that has a long and storied history in New England.  According to Christine Hagopian, the current President of PINE, this member-based organization has been in existence for 130 years as part of the National Printing Industry Association.However, Hagopian points out that the printing industry has a serious problem.“Our members are having great difficulty recruiting the next generation of employees for their company,” Hagopian said. “Older employees are retiring and many companies in our industry cannot find enough skilled talent to replace the people who are leaving.”“The printing industry is healthy and thriving, and there is opportunity for the next generation to do well,” Hagopian added. “This is why we started the Award for Excellence for students three years ago.  We want to recognize the schools and students that are doing good work in the graphic communications shops in New England, including Shawsheen Tech.”Students in the Graphics Communication program at Shawsheen Tech are part of the next generation of employees with the training and work experience needed  to fill the employment gap identified by Christine Hagopiian.  And according to Heidi Lloyd, an instructor in the Program, the PINE awards are a boost to her students as well as to the program.“I am thrilled that our students are being recognized! Our shop has undergone some changes over the past few years with the addition of some new equipment. We are now able to expand the education for the students with new and exciting skills and with that it is giving them more employment opportunities,” said Mrs. Lloyd.Left to Right: Hailey Nardone (Billerica), Marcelo Freitas (Billerica), Heather McLaughlin (Tewksbury) recipients of Award of Excellence from Printing Industries of New England at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Shawsheen Tech.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Valley Technical High School High Honors and Honors For Quarter 3In “Education”SCHOOL BUS ROUTES for Wilmington’s Shawsheen Tech Students (2019-2020)In “Education”Shawsheen Tech Announces First Quarter Honor Roll with 91 Wilmington StudentsIn “Education”last_img read more