Warriors back in NBA Finals again after test from Rockets

first_imgHOUSTON (AP): The Golden State Warriors, so used to making things look easy, overcame one of their toughest tests to return to the NBA Finals. They climbed out of huge holes in the last two games of the Western Conference finals to beat Houston, but may have to play in the first half the way they have after half-time if they hope to knock off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and repeat as champions. “They played a great series, they made us work for everything … I’m just proud of the way we battled,” Klay Thompson said. “We’ve been through a lot with this team, and believe it or not, it’s not all success with the Warriors. “We’ve got our bumps throughout the season,” he continued. “But to get to this point again, we earned it.” Without Andre Iguodala again, the Warriors shook off another terrible first half in Game 7 on Monday night to rally for a 101-92 victory that made them the fifth team in NBA history to advance to the finals in four straight seasons. Golden State trailed by 11 at half-time after being behind at the break by 10 points in Game 6, becoming the first team to win multiple elimination games in the same series when trailing by double digits after two quarters. Coach Steve Kerr lamented that Golden State’s first half on Monday night was “one of the most bizarre first halves” his team has played since he’s been with the Warriors, and joked that he thought of resigning at halftime before getting serious. “Our talent took over,” Kerr said. “It’s as simple as that. We’ve got three of the best shot-makers in the league … we stayed with it.” The trio Thompson, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combined to score 47 points in the second half to pull away from a Rockets team that missed 27 straight 3-pointers from the second quarter to the halfway mark of the fourth quarter. “I think it was just a level of experience and maturity from our group that helped us get to the finish line,” Curry said. The Warriors outlasted the Rockets despite missing Iguodala for the last four games with a bone bruise on his left leg. It’s unclear if the 2015 NBA Finals MVP will return for Game 1 tomorrow, but if he does it will give Golden State a boost in trying to slow down James. While Golden State certainly are not happy the way they started the last two games, their ability to turn things around in the second half gives the Warriors confidence heading into the next challenge. The Warriors outscored Houston 122-63 in the second half of the final two games. Houston gave them a much bigger test than the Warriors have had in quite some time, and this series was their first with three losses since the Cavaliers won the 2016 finals 4-3.last_img read more

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I want to build Chelsea dynasty – Mourinho

first_imgHe returns to Stamford Bridge, on a four-year contract, having won a further eight trophies with Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but says he now wants to sow the seeds of long-term success.“You need stability for identity, and I think identity becomes more important in football,” he told reporters after being officially presented to the media on Monday.“You need stability if you want to go in this profile direction. If Chelsea bought lots of young players, those players need to be developed.“With Financial Fair Play, and Chelsea wants to go in that direction, you also need stability. You cannot change manager and philosophy every few years.“It’s more difficult to keep trying to win and trying to be successful, while at the same time developing young players while giving an identity to the team.“But it’s something I want at this stage of my career. Titles I have. Money I have. I need challenges.”While Mourinho was at Madrid, Chelsea ended owner Roman Abramovich’s nine-year quest for Champions League glory by prevailing over Bayern Munich in the 2012 final.They followed that up with success in the Europa League under interim coach Rafael Benitez, but Mourinho says the club must aim higher.“I think Europa League winners can be analysed in two ways: one way, you won it; the other way, why did you win it? Because you didn’t get through the group phase of the Champions League,” he said.“The point is we have to prepare ourselves to win, or not to win, but our target level is not Europa League. It’s the Champions League and the Premier League.”Mourinho inherits a squad rich with talented young players such as Eden Hazard, Oscar and Victor Moses, but he also faces awkward decisions about how to handle the old guard.John Terry, in particular, is no longer the first-choice selection he once was, and Mourinho says that, although the 32-year-old centre-back will remain club captain, he cannot guarantee him a role in the team.“John is the club captain. I’m more than happy with that, so are the fans, so I think he has to be the club captain,” Mourinho said.“With the armband? Only if he plays. If he isn’t in the starting XI, he won’t have the armband.”Striker Fernando Torres belatedly found his feet at Chelsea under Benitez, scoring 22 times in 64 games, but Mourinho hinted that he may be allowed to leave the club in the close season.“He’s more than happy to stay and work hard, and I think he deserves that respect from me, especially, and also the club,” Mourinho said.“That respect starts by speaking with him face to face and deciding what is the best for all of us. If the best for all of us is for Fernando to stay, let’s help him and try and get the best out of him.”Mourinho said he was relishing his return to England and claimed his love of all things English even extends to the much maligned festive period, when Premier League teams must squeeze in match after match while their continental counterparts enjoy a winter break.“Would I prefer to have a week’s holiday in Christmas, like I did in Spain? Where did I go? New York two years ago. Last year, Brazil,” he said.“That’s fantastic. But I prefer to play. I was envious watching the Premier League at home. Envy. Total envy. Is it right playing four consecutive matches? Probably not. But I love it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, June 11 – Jose Mourinho says he has returned to Chelsea because he wants to leave a long-lasting legacy for the first time in his managerial career.The 50-year-old Portuguese has achieved success wherever he has coached, but he has never remained with a club longer than the three years and three months he spent at Chelsea in his first spell between 2004 and 2007.last_img read more

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Eto’o wins kiss-and-tell book ban appeal

first_img0Shares0000Fuming: Eto’o was unhappy his ex-mistress went public with their affairPARIS, February 26 – A French court on Friday upheld a ban against a kiss-and-tell book written by a former mistress of Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o.The Paris High Court originally banned publication of the book, entitled ‘Revenge Porn – Football, sex, money: the testimony of Samuel Eto’o’s ex’, last week, leading to lawyers for Nathalie Koah to appeal. But the Paris High Court’s appeal division confirmed the original ban.Olivier Prado, the lawyer for publishers Editions du Moment, described the verdict as “a huge setback for liberty of expression and publication”.Cameroonian Koah depicts herself in the book as a woman who felt “humiliated and betrayed” by Eto’o — a former player with Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea — who had an affair with her from 2007 to 2014.He has been with his current wife Georgette since 2005 and they have two children together.The appeals court agreed with the High Court’s original verdict that the book divulged “Mr Eto’o’s private life, in its complete intimacy, without his authorisation”.Prado argued that the decision “risks putting into question any autobiography which by definition recounts relationships the author has had with those who shared his/her life”.He described Koah’s book as “a fight for the dignity of African women” and said the publishers would resort to “all possible legal measures” to overturn the ban.The 34-year-old Eto’o and Koah have been at loggerheads since their stormy break-up in mid-2014.The Cameroonian woman claimed Eto’o published intimate photos of her on the internet, while the former Real Madrid player accused her of “fraud and breach of trust”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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How unlucky is Gianluigi Buffon after these three brilliant saves?

first_img1 Genoa beat Juventus 3-1 in Serie A, with Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico manager Diego, scoring twice.He scored early despite the best efforts of Gianluigi Buffon who made three brilliant saves before the ball eventually hit the net.The league leaders were 3-0 down inside 30 minutes, but remain on top four points clear of Roma and Milan. Genoa players were pleased with the win against Juve last_img

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Coral Daily Download: Would you take this 2000/1 Leicester bet?

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Leicester stunned the sporting world by defying 5000/1 odds to be crowned Premier League champions – could the Foxes pull off another shock this season?Following Wednesday’s fourth round replay win over Derby, Leicester are 16/1 to win the FA Cup, while, ahead of their last-16 clash with Sevilla, the Claudio Ranieri’s men are 40/1 to lift the Champions League.But, as they sit just one point above the bottom-three, the defending league champions are also 5/2 to be relegated from the top flight.And Coral are currently offering odds of 2000/1 for Leicester to claim an FA Cup and Champions League double and suffer the drop in the same season.Get all this and more in the latest Coral Daily Download!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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Low turnout at immigrant rally

first_img 160Want 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 MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible“This community has shown it wants a solution so we shouldn’t have to show it with half a million people each time we do it,” said Maria Elena Durazo, secretary treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. The rally comes as pro-immigrant coalitions try to re-energize their campaign after summer vacation and internal divisions have weakened a movement that brought hundreds of thousands to the streets in the spring. The rally culminated this week’s National Latino Congress, billed as one of the largest gatherings of Hispanic leaders in decades. Sessions included workshops on registering Hispanic voters, running Hispanic political candidates, wage gaps, environmental issues and a lack of access to health care in immigrant communities. But the week’s central issue was creating new strategies to urge lawmakers to offer a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants. Few people turned out Saturday for a rally demanding amnesty for 11 million illegal immigrants, the latest sign of pro-immigrant groups’ struggles to regain momentum after hundreds of thousands marched through the spring. Local bands played rock music, vendors offered chicken tacos and dozens of activists set up information booths in a downtown field. But by 5:30 p.m., more than an hour after the rally started, only 200 people had shown up. Most were organizers and journalists. Organizers, who had expected about 5,000 participants, downplayed the low turnout. They said more people could appear later and stressed that they had made their point even with sparse crowds. last_img read more

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DANIEL: WHY I THINK JEDWARD ARE TALENTED

first_imgDONEGAL crooner Daniel O’Donnell has hit out at detractors of twins John and Edward Grimes.In fact Daniel reckons the X factor boys are talented.Daniel said: “People say Jedward have no talent, but I don’t agree. “Anybody who has the level of success that they have had has to have talent.“It might not be the kind of entertainment you enjoy yourself, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not good.”DANIEL: WHY I THINK JEDWARD ARE TALENTED was last modified: January 5th, 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:daniel o’donnelldonegaljedwardlast_img read more

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Kompany a doubt for his own testimonial after limping off during Anderlecht match

first_img Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship latest targets Anderlecht have struggled under player-manager Kompany LATEST What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested FAREWELL The former City skipper even relinquished his managerial duties on matchdays earlier this week, with assistant coach Simon Davies taking over.And things have gone bad to worse as Kompany limped off with what appeared to be a hamstring problem in the 75th minute of his side’s defeat against Genk. on target 1 OFF The Belgian is now a doubt for his own September testimonial, in which a City Legends team go head-to-head with a Premier League All-Stars XI.The match is scheduled for September 11, with Kompany also due to play for Belgium against San Marino and Scotland during the same international break.Despite his struggles at Anderlecht, Kompany remains defiant.“We don’t believe the hype, we don’t believe the drama,” Kompany wrote on his Instragram. “We believe in the process.“We continuously produce good football, with a very (!) young but talented squad. However, no results, so no excuses. Now there’s nothing else to do but work even harder.“A win will follow. More motivated than ever, to help this team and beautiful club achieve, whilst never compromising our values.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action.We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.center_img BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Vincent Kompany is in danger of missing his own testimonial match at Man City after hobbling off injured in Anderlecht’s defeat to Genk on Friday evening.The veteran defender has had a disastrous start to life as player/manager of his hometown club, having picked up just two points out of a possible 15 so far in the Jupiler Pro League. LIVE on talkSPORT Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update rookie error Getty Images – Getty Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ stalemate deals LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Liverpool vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTSwansea vs Birmingham (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2last_img read more

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ISP Bloomington Troopers stay busy during “The World’s Greatest College Weekend”

first_imgTroopers at the Bloomington Post stayed busy over the Little 500 Weekend, documenting 22 OWI’s and nearly 100 criminal arrests, 20 of which were felonies. Troopers handed out hundreds of traffic citations and assisted the Bloomington Police Department, Ellettsville Police Department and the Indiana University Police Department throughout the three day stretch, April 19th – 21st.Some of the highlights include;Sgt. Greg Day conducted a traffic stop along the I69/SR37 construction zone, north of Bloomington.  After immediately detecting indicators of criminal activity, the truck was discovered to have been entered as a stolen vehicle by IMPD. It was also found the driver had given a false name and information during the investigation.  He was found to be wanted on an active warrant out of Johnson County and was a habitual traffic violator.  Sgt. Day arrested the suspect for possession of stolen vehicle, HTV, false informing, ID deception, and the criminal warrant.After conducting a traffic stop along the I69/SR37 construction zone, Trp. Chris Griggs detected the odor of marijuana.  An investigation revealed two occupants were in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Trp. Allen Deel conducted a traffic stop along Walnut Street and detected indicators of criminal activity.  He discovered the driver to be in possession of marijuana.  A consensual blood draw was obtained and the driver was arrested for possession of marijuana and OWI on a controlled substance.Sgt. Greg Day and Sgt. Brian Beauchamp conducted a traffic stop along Old SR37, near Cascades Park.  Indicators of criminal activity were observed and the odor of marijuana was detected.  A subsequent investigation resulted in finding one male passenger to be in possession of a syringe.  A female passenger was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, syringes, marijuana, controlled substance pills, and drug paraphernalia.  Sgt. Day arrested both suspects for multiple drug related offenses.Trp. Zach Parker conducted a traffic stop along College Avenue and detected indicators of criminal activity.  His investigation revealed methamphetamine, marijuana, and paraphernalia.Sgt. Greg Day observed an intoxicated 18-year-old male screaming and attempting to fight another male.  After several loud verbal commands to calm him down, the male continued his behavior.  Sgt. Day then attempted to escort the male away from the scene, however, the suspect tried to strike Sgt. Day. While being taken into custody, the suspect spat on Sgt. Day.  The male was then arrested on numerous charges including battery on a police officer, battery by bodily fluids, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and illegal consumption.Trp. Matt Hatchett conducted a traffic stop along College Avenue.  While speaking with the driver, Trp. Hatchett observed marijuana on the driver’s clothing. His investigation revealed marijuana and a consensual blood draw was obtained.  The suspect was arrested for possession of marijuana and OWI with a controlled substance.Trp. Richard Klun conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 102mph on I69.  He cited the driver for reckless driving.Trp. Ian Matthews conducted a traffic stop along the I69/SR37 construction zone and detected indicators of criminal activity.  Trp. Richard Klun arrived and deployed his canine, Loki, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle.  The investigation resulted in recovering methamphetamine, marijuana, syringes, drug paraphernalia, and counterfeit US currency.  In addition, one of the passengers was found to be wanted on an active warrant out of Monroe County.  Trp. Matthews arrested all three occupants on numerous criminal offenses.Trp. Zachary Parker conducted a traffic stop at Rogers and 11th Street.  He detected indicators of criminal activity and requested a K9 Officer to the scene. Trp. Richard Klun deployed his canine, Loki, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle.  The investigation resulted in the recovery of methamphetamine, syringes, and paraphernalia.  Trp. Parker arrested the male suspect for multiple drug related offenses.Trp. Riley Nungester conducted a traffic stop along the I69/SR37 construction zone, near Arlington Road. After detecting the odor of raw marijuana, his investigation revealed over an ounce of marijuana and a handgun.  Trp. Nungester arrested the suspect for the possession of marijuana and possession of a handgun without a permit.Trp. Caleb Garvin conducted a traffic stop along SR 46 and discovered the back seat passenger was wanted on an active warrant through Elkhart County.  Trp. Garvin arrested him without incident.Trp. Wyatt Phillips conducted a traffic stop along SR 37 and smelled the odor of marijuana.  The driver was also found to be driving on a suspended prior license.  The investigation revealed one occupant was in possession of marijuana. Trp. Wyatt Phillips conducted a traffic stop along SR37 and detected indicators of criminal activity.  A female occupant was found to be violating a protective order, while a male occupant was found to be in possession of marijuana.Several troopers responded to Ellettsville where they assisted Ellettsville PD with dispersing a large party of several hundred patrons.  Troopers provided scene security, helped direct traffic, and conducted traffic patrols in the area.Numerous troopers responded to a bar downtown with Bloomington PD after receiving reports of shots being fired at a large party.  One male was shot in the buttocks.  Troopers assisted with scene security and crowd control while BPD officers and detectives worked the investigation.last_img read more

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Jackson County Inmate Roster – 9-18-19

first_imgRelease Date:09-17-2019 – 8:08 am Booking #:102151 Charges:35-43-2-1 Burglary35-43-4-2 A Theft Seniours, Mark A Charges:35-33-10-1 Rearrest-Adult/Warrant Booking Date:09-16-2019 – 6:15 pm Booking #:102202 Bond:No Bond View Profile >>> Douglas, Timothy W Charges:35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear Mayhew, Shawn E Booking #:102203 Booking Date:09-18-2019 – 3:11 am Booking #:102176 Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Booking #:101271 Burke, Tyler E Booking Date:06-17-2019 – 10:56 am Charges:34-47-2 Direct Contempt Charges:35-48-4-6.1 Poss of Meth16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia Allman, Dennis M Release Date:09-18-2019 – 2:08 am Bond:No Bond Charges:35-43-4-2(a) Theft34-47-2 Direct Contempt35-43-4-2(a) Theft Bond:No Bond Charges:9-30-5-2(b) Operating Vehicle Intox/ Endangerment9-30-5-1 BAC .08% to .14% Booking Date:05-11-2019 – 2:43 am Bond:$1505 View Profile >>> Release Date:09-17-2019 – 4:23 pm Bond:No Bondcenter_img Booking #:102068 View Profile >>> Staggs, Christopher M Release Date:09-17-2019 – 2:23 pm Booking Date:09-13-2019 – 10:35 pm Booking #:102204 Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. Booking Date:09-17-2019 – 3:14 pm View Profile >>> Wheeler, Cory G View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Bond:No Bond Charges:35-33-10-1 Rearrest-Adult/Warrant View Profile >>> Wheeler, Benjamin C Booking Date:09-10-2019 – 4:25 am View Profile >>> Release Date:09-17-2019 – 9:38 am Booking Date:08-30-2019 – 2:57 pm Booking #:102195 View Profile >>> Hines, Joseph T Booking #:101522 Bond:No Bond Release Date:09-17-2019 – 1:53 pm Charges:36-46-1-15 Invasion of Privacy Bond:No Bond Bond:$705 Booking Date:09-17-2019 – 1:59 pmlast_img read more

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