Clippers edge Jazz 116-112, snap Utah’s 9-game win streak

first_img Tags: Los Angeles Clippers/NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, reserve Lou Williams had 19 and the Los Angeles Clippers edged Utah 116-112, snapping the Jazz’s nine-game winning streak.The Clippers avenged an 18-point loss to Utah two nights earlier, when starters Leonard, Paul George and Nicolas Batum were sidelined.Donovan Mitchell scored 29 of his 35 points in the second half for the NBA-leading Jazz. They are 24-6 and lost for just the second time in their last 22 games.George had 15 points in his return from a seven-game absence with an injured toe. February 20, 2021 /Sports News – Local Clippers edge Jazz 116-112, snap Utah’s 9-game win streak Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Video: Woman Pounds Cop with High Heel during Bar Brawl in Miami

first_imgOne of the officers took the man to the ground and his date was upset and started using her purse and high heel to hit the officer.“She was throwing her purse, her heel, everything,” Ramirez told Local 10 News.After the woman smacked the officer with her purse, a different officer pushed her to the ground.She got up, took off one of her high heels and swung it at the officer who shoved her.Witnesses claim two people were arrested, but police have not yet provided any information about the incident. A wild brawl involving Miami police officers and tipsy patrons at a Brickell bar was caught on camera.The melee happened about 1 a.m. Sunday outside Baru Latin Bar in Mary Brickell Village.“We heard a ruckus in the entrance,” Javier Ramirez, who recorded a portion of the confrontation, told Local 10 News. “A gentleman was yelling at one of the bouncers, seemed like he was intoxicated.”Ramirez said the bouncer was trying to remove the man, but the man didn’t want to leave.“The guy kind of, you know, took a swing at the bouncer and, you know, a scuffle broke out and about two or three minutes later the police arrived and that’s when everything broke loose,” Ramirez recalled.Miami shenanigans! #onlyindade— javier ramirez (@javie_ramirez7) September 22, 2019last_img read more

Santa Walk/Run has another successful year

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 ELLSWORTH — It’s not officially winter just yet, but from the cold weather to folks dressed in Santa costumes and the smell of hot chocolate in the air, it sure felt like it early Sunday.Nearly 100 contestants from all across Hancock County flocked to Ellsworth early in the morning for the fifth annual Santa Walk and Santa 5K Run at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. Held three weeks before Christmas Day, it was a welcome way to start the holiday season.From left, Dawn Bednar, David Bednar, Stacey Clement, Daniel Clement, Shanna Robshaw and Tina Nichols pose for a photo in their costumes before the annual Santa Run on Dec. 4 in Ellsworth. PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“This event means a lot to Ellsworth and folks from all over the area,” said Molly Collins, a surgeon who was one of the Wright Center’s founders. “It’s a real treat to bring so many people in the community together around the holidays, which is when those living with cancer really need it.”This time of year can certainly be challenging for the individuals and families cancer affects. The holiday season is hectic, emotional and costly, and the stresses it causes can take significant tolls on those who have devoted most of their time and energy fighting cancer.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It’s the time of year to laugh, have fun and be in that jolly mood, and this is an event that emphasizes that,” Wright Center Vice President Thelma Beal said. “It’s very important to take a step back and have fun, and this is one of those holiday events that just takes the stress away and allows people to have a good time regardless of their situation.”As is often the case with road races throughout Hancock County and Downeast Maine, the overall race winner was Ellsworth native Matt Homich. He finished with a time of 16 minutes, 44 seconds. The top female finisher was Sara Shea of Ellsworth, who finished in 21:22.Runners take off at the start of the annual Santa Run on Dec. 4 in Ellsworth. PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“[Matt] was going to be disappointed if he didn’t win,” said Kim Brenton, who timed the race. “It doesn’t matter how hot or cold it is — he can run in anything.”Between registration fees and donations, the Santa Run and Santa 5K Walk raised over $1,000 for the fifth year in a row. All of that money went toward the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.Participation in the run itself was down from recent years, Beal said, but there were still plenty on hand. In addition to the walkers and runners, some also came to see the cancer center’s expansion, which was completed in July.“It’s so amazing to see how many people come together for such a great cause every year,” Collins said. “Ellsworth and this area as a whole are really special, and this event always shows how we come together as a community.”center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]last_img read more

ExxonMobil Schools Football Tournament 2019 |Girls’ semis; Boys’ quarters on today

first_imgTHE 2019 edition of the ExxonMobil Schools Football tournament will get down to the business end today, with the Girls’ semi-finals and Boys’ quarter-finals.Set for the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue, the action begins at 12:00hrs.In the opening game from 12:00hrs, new Campbellville Secondary play Charlestown Secondary while Tucville face East Ruimveldt on pitch two.Their final will take place next Saturday.In the Boys’quarter-finals, which begin at 13:00hrs, Marian Academy will oppose Queenstown Secondary while Carmel Secondary School clash with New Campbellville on pitch two.Lodge Secondary and Cummings Lodge meet at 14:00hrs, with Plaisance Orphanage taking on Dolphin Secondary on pitch two.The semi-finals are billed for next Saturday with the final and third-place playoff scheduled for August 3.last_img read more

Olympia Master Builders Golf Tournament

first_imgSubmitted by Olympia Master BuildersThe 2012 OMB Golf  Tournament will be at the Links Course at Hawks Prairie Golf Course with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start this Thursday, June 21st.  Cost to play is only $85 per player or $320 per team of four.This year’s Las Vegas theme promises to bring extra excitement to the event.  Come and see if you can win the new car from All Star Ford in our Hole-in-One contest!  OMB had a Hole-in-One winner in our 2010 tournament.  The odds are in your favor.Thank you to our sponsors:  Main Event Sponsor, Pro-Build.  There are still 3 Hole Sponsorships available.  Visit or call Regina at 360-754-0912 right away to register to play or sponsor. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Over €1000 raised for Donegal Hospice by Lifford community group CRIAC – Pic Special

first_imgThe (Cultural Revival Amongst Interested Communities (CRAIC) 2019/20 committee have arranged a fantastic program of music, song and dance events this year in the Lifford and Strabane areas.The following is community notes:  October has been a busy month for the group when we held a fundraising session for Donegal Hospice in McBrides, Castlefinn on Saturday 12th October.CRAIC would like to thank all the sponsors who help us provide amazing raffle prizes, and all the businesses who prepared refreshments and supported the event. We had a large turnout of musicians from Plumbridge, Killea, Strabane, Dungiven, Doneyloop to name a few. After a hugely successful we raised a total of €1025. Great work everyone!Our next main October event was our annual Johnny Crampsie Weekend which was held this year on Saturday 26th October in the Stables Inn, Strabane.Taking a different format this year CRAIC held a session comprising of some of the best local talent from Strabane & Lifford areas. The event was well attended & CRAIC were delighted with our special guests for the event, the multi-talented, John & Sheila McElhinney from the Haw.A huge thanks to them for adding such a variety to the session including Irish Traditional, American, Country & Swing.This was a very fitting act to remember the late virtuoso Johnny Crampsie. Thanks to the Stables for taking the Events, to those who helped with refreshments & to everyone who supported us once again this year.CRAIC November event ‘TRAD FOR TROCAIRE’ will take place on Sunday 17th November 5-8pm in MKs Bar, Derry Road Strabane. All Welcome.Over €1000 raised for Donegal Hospice by Lifford community group CRIAC – Pic Special was last modified: November 3rd, 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

1st ODI: Liam Plunkett’s last-ball six steals thrilling tie for England vs Sri Lanka

first_imgEngland’s Liam Plunkett smashed the last ball of the match for a six to earn his team a dramatic tie with Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International (ODI) in Nottingham on Tuesday. (Scorecard)The hosts, chasing 287 for victory, collapsed to 82 for six before Jos Buttler made 93 and Chris Woakes 95 not out to give England a chance of winning the game at Trent Bridge.They needed 10 off the last two balls and Woakes scrambled three before Plunkett launched Nuwan Pradeep over long-off to tie the match.”It was nice to get that one out. Woakesey and Jos put us in a great position and we were backing ourselves to take it as deep as possible,” Plunkett told the BBC.”It just shows the depth we have got. It’s good for the team – you know you can carry on all the way through an innings.”Sri Lanka, put into bat, were indebted to a good innings of 73 by their captain Angelo Mathews as they posted a decent total of 286 for nine.Seekkuge Prasanna also struck a quickfire 59 off 28 deliveries, including four sixes and eight fours.England collapsed at the start of their reply, losing Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow with only 30 runs on the board.Captain Eoin Morgan steadied the ship with 43 but his team were still in deep trouble when Woakes and Buttler came together.They added 138 for the seventh wicket and Plunkett’s unbeaten 22 off 11 deliveries carried England to only their eighth tie in 665 one-day internationals.advertisement”I thought we had the game in the bag for most of the overs. Unfortunately the yorker fell just off line and went for a six,” Sri Lanka captain Mathews said.”We fell short by 15, 20 runs. It was a brilliant wicket to bat on but we had to be satisfied with 286. We just kept losing wickets at crucial times.”England won the recent test series between the teams 2-0. The next game in the five-match one-day series is in Birmingham on Friday.last_img read more

Following Trumps report China urges US to accept its rise

first_imgBEIJING, China – The Chinese government on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to label Beijing a strategic rival and called on Washington to “abandon a Cold War mentality” and accept China’s rise.Trump’s decision reflects a “victory of hardliners” in his administration, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It warned U.S.-Chinese economic relations were likely to face “even more pressure and challenges.”“We urge the United States to stop deliberately distorting China’s strategic intentions and abandon a Cold War mentality,” said a foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying. “Otherwise it will injure others and damage itself.”Trump’s report Monday hit a series of sore spots for Beijing. It affirmed ties with Taiwan, the self-ruled island the mainland government claims as its territory, and pledged to “re-energize our alliances” with Southeast Asian governments, some of which have conflicts with China over claims to portions of the South China Sea.The United States and China share one of the world’s biggest trading relationships and co-operate in areas from clean energy to public health. But Beijing sees Washington as an obstacle to its ambitions to be East Asia’s dominant power, and strains over Taiwan, trade, technology policy and the South China Sea are growing.“It is selfish to put your national interest above other countries’ interest and the mutual interest of the international community,” said the Chinese Embassy in Washington in a statement.“The Chinese side is willing to have peaceful coexistence with all countries,” said the embassy statement. “The United States should also adapt and accept China’s development.”U.S. officials are uneasy about Beijing’s rising military spending — already the second-highest behind Washington. They see President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road Initiative,” a project to build railways and other infrastructure across countries from Asia to Europe and Africa, as part of efforts to erode American influence and nurture a China-centred political structure.Especially sensitive is Taiwan, the democratic island Beijing has declared a “core interest” over which it will go to war, if necessary.Trump’s report promises to “maintain our strong ties with Taiwan” and provide for its “legitimate defence needs.”China has taken a tougher stance toward Taiwan since last year’s election of President Tsai Ing-wen, who has refused to endorse Beijing’s contention that Taiwan is part of the Chinese nation. Chinese commentators speculate on the possible need for military steps to put pressure on Tsai.After Trump signed a law this month that opened the way for U.S. Navy ships to visit Taiwan, a Chinese diplomat quoted by state media said the mainland would attack the day that happened.Trump’s report doesn’t change Washington’s official stance but might aggravate tensions if Taiwanese who want formal independence see it as sign of U.S. support and “want to take advantage of it,” said Xiong Zhiyong, a U.S. relations expert at China Foreign Affairs University.“The Chinese government is also anxious,” said Xiong. He said the Chinese diplomat’s remark is a “warning out of real worry that something may happen unexpectedly.”Hua, the foreign ministry spokeswoman, urged Washington to stick to diplomatic commitments on how to handle Taiwan.On Monday, Chinese warplanes flew around Taiwan in what the military said was a test of their “ocean combat ability.” Taiwan’s defence ministry said Japan launched fighter planes to track the Chinese aircraft, but the Japanese government would not confirm that.Trump’s report promises to “re-energize our alliances” with governments including the Philippines and Vietnam, which have conflicting territorial claims with Beijing in the South China Sea. It also pledges to expand military co-operation with India, a country Beijing sees as a rival.The report emphasized economic security and repeated complaints that China steals technology and uses “economic inducements” to persuade other governments to serve its strategic interests.It proposes restricting visas to prevent intellectual property theft by foreigners, particularly Chinese, who travel to the United States to study science, engineering, math and technology.Foreign business groups in China report that companies are increasingly frustrated with market barriers and other restrictions they say violate Beijing’s free-trade promises.The report is another abrupt turn in Trump’s stance toward Beijing, which has veered between blistering criticism on trade and currency and optimism about co-operation on North Korea and other problems.“China seeks to displace the United States in the Indo-Pacific region, expand the reaches of its state-driven economic model, and reorder the region in its favour,” the report says.In April, Trump announced that he was setting aside complaints about trade and currency in hopes of winning Chinese co-operation on North Korea. U.S. officials resumed criticizing Beijing in July.Trump switched back to friendly overtures during a visit to Beijing in November. He said the two sides could solve most of the world’s problems if they co-operated.The Global Times, a newspaper published by the ruling Communist Party, said the report “reflects Washington’s reluctance to accept the reality of China’s rise.”“It is impossible for the United States to restrain China,” said the newspaper, known for its nationalistic tone. “As China continues to grow and its influence continues to spill over, this is the root cause of Washington’s anxiety.”___Associated Press researcher Yu Bing contributed to this report.last_img read more