Steph Curry, shorthanded Warriors knock out Rockets in Game 6

first_imgMOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Vote! Love! Support PBA,’ among signs borne by ‘Spider-Man’ LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting The Rockets failed to score for a big chunk of the fourth quarter and had to watch the Warriors celebrate a series victory on their home court for the second straight season after they won the conference finals in Houston last year. Harden was 11 of 25 from the field, going 6 of 15 from 3-point range, and went 7 of 12 on free throws.Curry struggled early, failing to score in the first half for the first time in 102 career playoff games, and had just 10 points through three. But he got going in the fourth, scoring 23 points.There were questions entering the game about how the Warriors would weather the loss of Durant — and his more than 34 points a game. But they didn’t seem to miss a beat, getting 21 from Thompson in the first half before Curry closed it in the fourth.The Rockets had a five-point lead to start the fourth and it was tied at 95 with about 7 1/2 minutes to go after three points by Golden State’s Shaun Livingston.Harden and Curry exchanged baskets soon after that before both teams failed to score for the next 2 1/2 minutes. Houston missed five shots in that stretch and the Warriors missed four before Kevon Looney made a layup to put Golden State on top 99-97 with just under four minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT James Harden led Houston with 35 points, and Chris Paul added 27.Harden’s layup got the Rockets within three with less than a minute to go, but Thompson made a 3-pointer with 36.1 seconds remaining to extend Golden State’s lead to 110-104.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates the team’s win over Houston in Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Houston. Golden State won 118-113, winning the series. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HOUSTON — Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant’s absence to finish off Houston in six games, beating the Rockets 118-113 on Friday night to advance to the Western Conference finals.Klay Thompson added 27 points to help the two-time defending champion Golden State reach the conference finals for the fifth straight year and eliminate Houston for the fourth time in five seasons. The Warriors did it with Durant sidelined by a calf injury sustained in the second half of their Game 5 victory.ADVERTISEMENT The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES A 3-pointer by Curry gave the Warriors a five-point lead before Harden ended a scoring drought by the Rockets of almost four minutes with a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 102-100 with about 2 1/2 remaining.Harden was called for a charge after that before Curry scored all of Golden State’s points in a 5-2 run that made it 107-102 with 90 seconds left.TIP-INSWarriors: Durant didn’t make the trip to Houston, remaining in the Bay Area to receive treatment for his injury. The Warriors said he’ll be re-evaluated next week. … The Warriors started Andrew Bogut for Durant and he had three rebounds and zero points. … C Damian Jones, who is out with a torn pectoral muscle, has been cleared for contact drills and could be available later in the playoffs if the Warriors advance. …Rockets: Tucker had 15 points and has scored at least 10 points in eight of Houston’s last 11 games. … Clint Capela had with 10 points and 10 rebounds.UP NEXTThe Warriors move on to face the Denver-Portland winner. View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gerald Green then missed a 3 for Houston and the Rockets were forced to foul Curry. He made both shots before Harden’s 3 got Houston within five at 112-107 with 24 seconds left.Playing with a dislocated finger on his left hand, Curry made two more free throws before P.J. Tucker hit a 3 for Houston. But two more free throws by Curry made it 116-110 with 12.3 seconds left and Harden dribbled it off his foot for the last of his six turnovers. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila cardlast_img read more

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3 San Fernando Valley men charged in shooting death

first_img“He’s sitting in the car stopped in the street, waiting for his friend to return to the car,” said Los Angeles Police Department Detective Terry Keyzer. After Pacheco’s friend returned to the car, they drove off and soon after suspected they were being followed, Keyzer said. After awhile “they believe they’re no longer being followed,” Keyzer said. “They park and another car pulls up. A male black gets out and shoots (Pacheco) multiple times.” Pacheco, whose hometown was not released, was Latino and all three men charged are black, but Keyzer said the incident was neither gang-related or a hate crime. “It appears to be a chance meeting, maybe a disrespect issue … The motive is unknown, but it could have just been an argument,” Keyzer said. NORTH HILLS – Prosecutors have charged three San Fernando Valley men with murder in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year old man, authorities said. The charges follow the weekend arrests of Michael Brown, 23, and Edward Arch, 20, both of North Hills. Fredrick Thomas, 21, of Lake View Terrace was arrested Thursday. Police would not say who the suspected gunman is. The men are accused of killing Dennys Pacheco, who was shot and killed the afternoon of May 4 after he and a female companion drove to a North Hills neighborhood. While Pacheco’s friend went into a nearby residence, Pacheco remained in his car and somehow got into an argument with several men, police said. rick.coca@dailynews.com (818) 713-3329 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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Pedro denies saying he wants Barcelona exit

first_imgManchester United target Pedro has denied saying he wants to leave Barcelona, though the Spanish forwards admits his future at the Catalan club is uncertain.Pedro came off the bench to score an extra-time winner as Barcelona beat Sevilla 5-4 in a thrilling UEFA Super Cup final on Tuesday night.But the forward had made headlines even before kick-off, with club technical secretary Robert Fernandez quoted as saying that Pedro had told him he wanted to move on from the Nou Camp club.However, speaking after the game, Pedro denied saying he wanted out and, while insisting he is happy at Barca, admits he does not know what the future holds for him.Asked if he wanted to go or not, the long-serving forward was quoted as saying by AS: “The answer is no. But it’s complicated for many things.“It’s not for money, as has been said – which is another lack of respect. It’s a question of continuity, of minutes. I’m an ambitious player. Stay or go, I will always be of this team.“I don’t know if it will be my last game for Barcelona. I only want to enjoy this title.”Pedro has been heavily linked with a move to United as they look to replace Angel di Maria, who joined Paris St Germain for £44.3million last week.Regarding Fernandez’s claims he wanted to move on from Barcelona, the winger added: “There are many pros and cons about my situation. The comments of Robert Fernandez are unfair. He’s made some very unfortunate declarations. I’ve crossed two words with him and he doesn’t know what I’ve been through at the club to talk like that of me.“I know who I am and I will always be of Barca. Such people shouldn’t speak in this way.”Pedro added on Antena 3: “I’ve not said what Robert’s said, or at least not how I said it. I’m calm, happy and I will always continue giving everything if I continue at this club.With Brazil striker Neymar being struck down with mumps over the weekend, it had been thought Pedro would line up alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front in Barca’s starting line-up on Tuesday.However, coach Luis Enrique opted to leave the 28-year-old on the bench and start with Rafinha, and it was not until extra-time that Pedro was sent on.Pedro made a match-winning impact, though, scoring the deciding goal moments from the end as Barca claimed a dramatic win.Pedro said: “The truth is I had a good chance to play, especially since of what happened to Neymar, and it wasn’t to be. The coach has decided not to count on me. I don’t know, I don’t know if I will continue here.“I’m here now and I want to enjoy this title.“Manchester? Yes, there are nice challenges on all sides. Today I’m here, and I’m happy. And if I go I will go with my head held high having always given everything. These fans and this club are incredible.” Barcelona forward Pedro 1last_img read more

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Kolo Toure: Liverpool players now have belief they can salvage games under Jurgen Klopp

first_img Jurgen Klopp and Kolo Toure Liverpool defender Kolo Toure believes a recent improvement in the mindset within the squad means they now refuse to accept lost causes.Joe Allen’s 90th-minute equaliser in the 3-3 draw at home to Premier League leaders Arsenal salvaged something which was more valuable than a point – and that was belief.A week previously they stoutly defended a 1-0 lead in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final at Stoke and even the scratch side put out against Exeter in the FA Cup displayed character as they twice came from behind to secure a replay.Early in Jurgen Klopp’s reign the German had complained about the players mentality not being able to respond to late setbacks.“We concede one goal and it felt like the end of the world,” he said after Southampton’s 86th-minute equaliser in October, while “Eighty-two minutes – game over” was his response when Crystal Palace scored a winner eight minutes from time a fortnight later.Perhaps the adversity of an extended injury list has galvanised the remaining fit players or maybe the penny has finally dropped in terms of the extent of the commitment Klopp demands for his players but the result against Arsenal showed they no longer accept the inevitable.“There has been a big improvement recently [in our mental strength] and that’s very important when you’re at a big club. You can’t ever give up,” said Toure, whose whole-hearted effort is appreciated by fans.“When you refuse to lose games, you often find yourself winning them.“It’s always important that if you don’t win, you don’t lose.“We showed character and resilience and we didn’t give up until the end of the game.“It’s very important that we keep things going at home. We played against a good team in Arsenal who are top of the league, and it’s good that we haven’t lost to them.” 1last_img read more

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Hahn shelves gang-tax proposal

first_imgMinutes after the City Council voted Tuesday to put a telephone users’ tax on the February ballot, Councilwoman Janice Hahn pulled her proposal for a $40 a year parcel tax to fund gang-prevention programs. Despite championing the anti-gang tax for months, Hahn said the telephone tax – worth about $270 million a year – is more important to pass sooner than her proposed tax for intervention programs. She’s now aiming to put the anti-gang tax on the November 2008 ballot. “I still believe that now is the best time to put the gang-prevention measure on the ballot, but putting it on the ballot with the communications measure would hurt them both. It is in the best interest of the city to delay the gang measure,” Hahn said. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Hahn’s proposal would levy a $40-a-year tax on every parcel in the city to raise $30 million annually for gang-prevention, job-training and afters-chool programs. Hahn had City Council support for the measure, but Controller Laura Chick had opposed putting the proposal on the ballot before she completes an analysis of existing gang-prevention programs. “November was always, to me, a much more reasonable timeline,” said Chick, whose report is expected to look at ways to measure the success of the city’s gang-prevention and intervention programs. “We need to figure out what we need to do differently and then we need to put that in place. Then we can say to the public we know how to do this right now.” kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com last_img read more

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Torrance executive Lentz behind Toyota’s wheel

first_imgToyota also appointed Dian Ogilvie, 64, to senior vice president and secretary of Toyota Motor North America in New York. She is Toyota Motor Sales senior vice president, general counsel and chief environmental officer. Both promotions take effect immediately, the company said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Toyota promoted company veteran Jim Lentz to president of its U.S. sales, marketing and distribution operations Tuesday. Lentz, 52, who joined Toyota in 1982 and has worked in the auto industry for 29 years, had been executive vice president at Torrance-based Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. The promotion comes after a series of high-profile defections from the company, including the stunning departure of Jim Press, 61, the former head of Toyota’s North American operations, who left in September to become president and vice chairman of Chrysler LLC. Press’ promotion as the first non-Japanese board member at Toyota had been approved with fanfare just three months earlier. Press was president of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. until his promotion to lead the company’s North American operations. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Lentz’s promotion fills a vacant position, the company said. “Jim Lentz is especially well-qualified to lead TMS into the future as it marks 50 years in America,” Toyota Motor Sales Chairman Yuki Funo said in a statement. “His experience spans all major operational areas, and he has an outstanding sense of what our customers, dealers and associates expect.” In addition to Press, Jim Farley, a 17-year veteran and group vice president and general manager of Toyota’s Lexus luxury division in the U.S., left to join Ford Motor Co. as group vice president of global marketing and communications. Deborah Wahl Meyer jumped to Chrysler to become vice president and chief marketing officer. Meyer, 44, had spent the past six years at Toyota, most recently as vice president of marketing for Lexus. Lentz has served in many positions with Toyota including merchandising, distribution, field operations and sales administration. He also was responsible for the launch of Scion, Toyota’s new, funky brand designed to appeal to young buyers. last_img read more

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KENNEDY KNITWEAR.COM LAUNCHES IN STYLE IN ARDARA

first_imgThe launch of KennedyKnitwear.com, was a cause for celebration in Ardara when the new website from Kennedy of Ardara was unveiled.The unveiling was performed by none other than Noel Cunningham of TV3 at a special event, held in the company’s clothing and gift shop on Front Street. Among a crowd of over 140 people were Councillor Terence Slowey and his wife Patricia, representatives of the Parish Council and other local committees, loyal customers, and many past staff going back as far as the 1950s, who turned up to show their support for the new venture of a business that has been in the heart of Ardara for 110 years.The fun evening included a fashion show featuring local models, showcasing a variety of items for sale on the website’s online shop, with Noel explaining it is not just knitwear for sale on the site but also fashionable coats, jackets, hats, scarves, shirts, T-shirts, and accessories that could make the perfect Christmas gift.Speaking at the event, Managing Director Connell G Kennedy expressed his excitement surrounding the new chapter for the business, and his delight that the occasion had seen the reunion of many past co-workers.He asked the local audience to spread word of the website to friends and family abroad, and welcomed them to call into the shop for a browse anytime. Designed by Ballyshannon based web designer Dermot Lawless of Aurora Design, KennedyKnitwear.com, was developed with the assistance of Connell’s son, Connell A Kennedy, who also spoke at the event of his pride in the rich company history which was on display through an exhibition of old photographs and newspaper articles documenting the company’s exporting achievements from the 1950s on.After winning Irish Exporter of the Year in 1961, RTE came to Ardara to film a news item on the company, which featured then employee Celine McDyre modelling. Fifty years later, the Kennedy family were pleased that Celine and her daughters could be among those who attended the launch of KennedyKnitwear.com.Among the local Ardara models who feature on the website is LYIT student Maria Gildea, who was sadly unable to attend the event due to two night’s before winning the Specsavers’ International Spectacle Wearer of the Year Grand Final in London, but who was represented by her mother Teresa.“Knitwear is now very much back in fashion, and is in all the big chain stores this season,” said Connell.“On KennedyKnitwear.com, we stock a wide range of contemporary woollen garments and other clothing, as well as the traditional Aran sweaters which the company became known for. We are hopeful that demand locally and from internet users will see Kennedy of Ardara survive in the digital age.”Kennedy of Ardara employed up to 2,000 hand-knitters and joiners throughout Donegal between the 1950s and 1980s. Their new website is now live at www.kennedyknitwear.com KENNEDY KNITWEAR.COM LAUNCHES IN STYLE IN ARDARA was last modified: November 9th, 2012 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:ArdaraKennedyknitwear.comlaunchWEBSITElast_img read more

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Children’s author discusses Chavez book

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventKrull said she took interest in Chavez’s story because she believed details of his life are becoming less known by youths. “He had many things working against him, and yet he was able to surmount those in becoming this incredible leader,” Krull said. During her presentation, Krull also talked to visitors about her writing process and her journey as an author. “So many times kids listen to an author and think, `Wow, I could do that,”‘ Ryan said. Krull is a veteran of children’s literature; she has written more than 20 children’s books in the last 10 years. Kathleen Krull, author of children’s books, visited the Santa Fe Springs Library on Friday as part of the venue’s first-Friday guest series.The San Diego resident, 53, shared one of her latest works, “Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez,” during the free event. More than 150 people attended. Every child at Krull’s presentation also received a free copy of her book, said Outreach Librarian Joyce Ryan. She is married to Paul Brewer, an illustrator of children’s books, and has two stepchildren. – Araceli Esparza160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Highland, Quartz Hill seek advantage in Simi

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventQuartz Hill’s girls won the Knight Invitational for the second year in a row, with Highland finishing third. “It’s going to be two long (Saturdays) for us, but the competition is great,” Thibault said. “We’ve been beating (our swimmers) up in practice, so as long as they can stay close to their best times, that’s a good sign.” Antelope Valley and Knight, who faced off Wednesday, also will compete today in Simi Valley. High hopes for Pino: Although Highland or Quartz Hill – both in Southern Section Div. IV – aren’t considered among the frontrunners in a meet that features several Divs. I and II programs, Bulldogs freshman Sara Pino could win the 100-yard breaststroke. Pino, who boasts the fastest entry time, 1 minute, 6.32 seconds, will go against two of the area’s other talented ninth-graders: Hart of Newhall’s Jordan Danny (1:06.49) and Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta’s Yumi So (1:09.16). Even at a meet with nearly 1,200 swimmers, don’t expect Highland and Quartz Hill highs to have difficulty finding each other. Four days before their long-awaited dual meet at Eastside Pool, the Bulldogs and Rebels are going to do anything they can today at the 26th Royal of Simi Valley Invitational to gain a psychological advantage before they square off to determine the Golden League’s regular-season champion. Both schools’ boys and girls have swept through the other five league opponents, and their performances today at Rancho Simi Pool could be crucial in building momentum for Wednesday’s showdown. “It’s batten-down-the hatches time,” said Quartz Hill boys’ coach Mark Thibault, whose team was second to Burroughs of Ridgecrest at last weekend’s Knight Invitational, finishing 136-points ahead of third-place Highland. “You can look at the times, and you can talk about it all you want, but when it’s right in front of you, the bottom line is you’ve got to go out and swim.” Pino is also seeded eighth in the 200 individual medley with an entry time of 2:18.53. Littlerock thinking big: Littlerock’s boys’ swim team moved into third place with a 114-48 victory Wednesday over Palmdale, and it appears headed for a strong showing at the May 3 league finals at Eastside. The Lobos’ 200 free relay quartet of Tabrek Seyssel, Gabriel Jasso, Ricky Davison and Shane Frakes lowered its own program record with a second-place finish (in 1:41.59) at the Knight Invitational. The same group finished third in the 400 free relay (3:46.3). erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want 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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Tax breaks for hybrids about to shrink

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Six months later, beginning next April, the tax credits will shrink to one-quarter of their original value. They will disappear by October 2007. Hybrids account for a very small percentage of the market, but they have grown in popularity with gas prices topping $3 a gallon. Taxpayers could still claim a full tax credit for purchasing hybrids made by other manufacturers, such as Honda Motor Co., Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp., until those manufacturers trigger the credit limits or the tax break expires in 2011. Tax credits for hybrids range from $250 to $2,600, depending on the make and model of vehicle. A credit reduces taxes dollar-for-dollar. The tax break, part of a mammoth energy plan enacted last summer and designed to promote cleaner energy and more conservation, lets buyers claim a credit worth up to $3,400 for purchasing new hybrids. WASHINGTON – Environmentally concerned car buyers will see some federal tax breaks for energy efficient hybrids start shrinking this fall. Toyota Motor Corp. has hit the production limit – 60,000 – on vehicles eligible for a special tax credit designed to encourage more buyers to choose gas-electric hybrids. Spokeswoman Martha Voss said Thursday that the automaker sold its 60,000th such vehicle in May. That means the tax credits for Toyota and Lexus hybrids will be cut in half for drivers who purchase their vehicles beginning in October, she said. The $3,150 credit for the popular Toyota Prius, the largest hybrid tax credit available, would shrink to $1,575. But the law limited that tax credit to the first 60,000 vehicles that a manufacturer produces. After the manufacturer hits that limit, the full credit is available only through the next quarter. The credit then shrinks to half its value for six months, and then to one-quarter for another six months, before disappearing entirely. Toyota hybrid sales have outpaced other hybrid manufacturers. The IRS, which tracks hybrid production for taxpayers, certified that Toyota sold 41,779 hybrids from January through March this year. During the same period, Honda sold 9,072 hybrids and Ford sold 6,192. President George W. Bush asked Congress to make all hybrid vehicles sold this year eligible for the tax break, one element of a proposal to reduce oil and gas consumption. It was not clear if Congress would act on that this year.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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