‘No stray bullets, no major crimes in WV’

first_img“We are happy. Gun holders showed theyhave discipline. We achieved our aim because of the people’s cooperation,’’said the police director. Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan. PN FILE There were no major crimes and nostray bullet cases between Dec. 19 to Dec. 31, said Police Brigadier GeneralRene Pamuspusan, regional police director. Pamuspusan congratulated all city andprovincial police directors and municipal police chiefs, and thanked theIlonggos for their cooperation, including other government agencies. There was one case of indiscriminatefiring in Antique on Dec. 22. The suspect was arrested, said Pamuspusan. Last year, thePRO-6 recorded three stray bullet incidents with two persons injured, and onearrested for indiscriminate firing. On the other hand, the number of NewYear firecracker blast victims also dropped, said Pamuspusan, by 70.96 percent– from 93 during the 2019 New Year celebrations to only 27 this 2020 New Yearrevelry.  Accordingto Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson, a total of 23petty crimes were recorded from 4 a.m. of Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. of Jan. 1 but thesedid not have adverse effects on the overall peace and order situation inWestern Visayas. center_img Of the 27 New Year firecracker blastvictims recorded as of 3 p.m. yesterday, Capiz had the most cases at 10,followed by Iloilo province (five), Bacolod City (three), Negros Occidental(three), Iloilo City (three), Guimaras (two), and Antique (one).  “The success of our holiday seasonsafety and security plan could be attributed to the strict implementation ofpolice operations and law enforcement, the one-strike policy on stray bulletscausing injury or death, awareness  and cooperation of the general public,especially on the use of firecrackers, and the strategic deployment of policepersonnel,” he added. Malongsaid the Antique police recorded three physical injury cases; Bacolod Citypolice had one robbery case; Capiz police had one physical injury case; IloiloCity police had one theft and five physical injury cases; Iloilo police had onemurder and four physical injury cases; and Negros Occidental police had sevenphysical injury cases. ILOILO City – “Generally peaceful.”This was how the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) assessed the New Yearcelebrations across Western Visayas. Theone-strike policy gave chiefs of police 24 hours to solve a stray bulletincident or they would be relieved from their posts. “Mostof the physical injury cases were done by people who were under the influenceof alcohol,” she said.(Witha report from the Philippine National Police/PN)last_img read more

Szczesny gives Gunners an F grade

first_imgGoalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny labelled Arsenal’s 5-1 hammering by Liverpool at Anfield as “f***ing embarrassing” and apologised for the result. The Gunners conceded after just 52 seconds and were 4-0 down inside 20 minutes after two goals from defender Martin Skrtel and one apiece from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge. Sterling added his second just after half-time and Mikel Arteta’s later penalty was no consolation for the side who began the weekend as Barclays Premier League leaders. “That was f***ing embarrassing,” wrote Szczesny – who also conceded six at Manchester City in December – on his official Facebook page. “Apologies to anyone who sat through 90mins of that game.” Manager Arsene Wenger was less blunt but just as forthright on his side’s performance, and he knows there needs to be a big improvement for Wednesday’s match against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. “What is important is that we respond to that result, especially respond with a different performance because our performance overall was poor,” Wenger said. “On the concentration level, on pace, on defensive stability, it was very poor and we always looked vulnerable. “If you concede two early goals from set-pieces then you are in a position where you always have to come out. “I just think the whole team have failed to turn up with the right performance. We know that you need to be better focused at this kind of level. “Overall our performance was just not good enough and I include myself in that performance. “For me it is maybe better I don’t talk too much, go home and respond better on Wednesday night. “Congratulations to Liverpool. They were the best team today and we were very poor – only our fans were good for 90 minutes.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ellsworth swim team gets sweep against Old Town

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth swim team began the home stretch of the 2018-19 regular season Friday with a sweep of visiting Old Town at the Down East Family YMCA.The Eagles came away with a 97-73 win over the Coyotes on the girls’ side and a 105-48 victory on the boys’ side. It was the penultimate home meet of the season for Ellsworth.On the girls’ side, Ellsworth got team wins in the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay. Kristy Barry (200-yard individual medley and 50-yard freestyle) and Ellie Clarke (200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle) got two individual wins apiece for the Eagles, and Miriam Nelson (100-yard freestyle), Abby Mazgaj (100-yard backstroke) and Lilja Hanson (100-yard breaststroke) also won events.The Ellsworth boys’ team swept Old Town in the relay events and got individual wins from Sam Pelletier (200 IM and 100-yard butterfly), Sean Hill (50 freestyle and 100 freestyle), Camden Holmes (200 freestyle), Calvin Nelson (500 freestyle) and Henry Scheff (100 breaststroke). The sole non-event win for the Eagles on the boys’ side came in the 100 backstroke.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth’s next meet will be against Foxcroft at 6:15 p.m. next Friday, Jan. 25, at the Piscataquis Regional YMCA in Dover-Foxcroft. The Eagles will then face George Stevens Academy on Senior Night at 7 p.m. Feb. 1.last_img read more

Maharashtra lift best team award in 3rd Khelo India Youth Games

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGuwahati: The picturesque city of Guwahati bid an emotional goodbye to the 3rd Khelo India Youth Games here on Wednesday. Maharashtra has crowned the champions in a power-packed and entertaining closing ceremony.During the 13-day event, Maharashtra won its second Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) trophy in a row collecting 78 gold, 77 silver and 101 bronze medals (total 256). Haryana came second with 200 medals (68 gold, 60 silver, 72 bronze), followed by Delhi at third with 122 medals (39 gold, 36 silver, 47 bronze).Addressing the participating athletes and officials in the closing function, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who attended the function with Union Minister of State for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameswar Teli, said: “You made Guwahati and Assam famous in the world map by coming and joining the Khelo India Youth Games. I thank all of you from my heart.” Meanwhile, Kiren Rijiju addressing at the closing function said: “Khelo India Youth Games aims to promote a sporting culture in the country.” He further added that such type of sporting events help us in identifying young talents.The closing ceremony was marked by a spectacular performance by Chinese martial artists along with some cultural programmes. Bollywood singer Shaan also performed in the concluding function of the Games which was held at the Karmavir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium at the Sarusajai Sports complex.Meanwhile, several events were held on the last day of the Games. In the women U-21 girls football, Haryana won the gold defeating Tamil Nadu 2-0 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium.In swimming, Aastha Choudhury, hailing from Assam but representing Delhi in the Games, collected a gold medal in the U-17 girls 100m butterfly with a timing of 1:04.68. In the U-17 boy’s breaststroke 200mts, Swadesh Mondal bagged the gold medal. It was the fifth gold medal for the West Bengal swimmer. The other events held on the final day were boxing, tennis, and weightlifting.It may be mentioned here that around 10 thousand athletes and officials from the 37 teams took part in 20 disciplines during the 13-day Games.Also Read: Khelo India silver medal winner Kamdon Boi gets warm receptionAlso Watch: Minister of State for Education Smt. Vibhavariben Dave addresses Academia in Guwahati.last_img read more

Badgers counting on dynamic duo

first_imgIt is no mystery that any championship-caliber hockey team will go only as far as its goalie can take it. Nikolai Khabibulin carried the Tampa Bay Lighting through their magical Stanley Cup victory in 2004. Without Jim Craig, there would have been no miracle for the United States in 1980.The same holds true for the No. 3-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team, who entered the 2005-06 season with many options at the goaltender position. Returning to the Badgers were junior Christine Dufour and senior Meghan Horras. While redshirt freshman Jessie Vetter was supposed to make contributions this year, she will be out for the majority of the season after catching mononucleosis a number of weeks ago. Vetter’s sickness left the tandem of Dufour and Horras between the pipes, and they have not disappointed.The two have split time nearly equally this year and have posted a combined goals-against average of 1.42 and have a .918 cumulative save percentage. While Horras remains undefeated in goal this season, the two are nearly equal in all major statistical categories.”The goaltending has been very good,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “We had a little setback with Jess [Vetter] catching mono, and I know she was looking forward to playing this year, but you bring two quality goaltenders back that had good years last year. The progress has been good and I’m very happy with it.”Dufour, who hails from Quebec, is 2-1 on the year and is second on UW’s all-time goalie records for GAA and save percentage. Dufour has been making contributions since her freshman year and has a career record of 22-5-1; six of those wins were shutouts.”We’ve both been playing good in goal this season, but we haven’t been getting a lot of shots on goal because of how good the defense has been,” Dufour said. “We just need to keep doing our job.”Horras has posted a goals-against-average of under 2.00 her whole career and holds the UW record for shutouts (with nine) and for consecutive minutes without allowing a goal (243:50). This season Horras is undefeated in her four starts, including shutouts against Vermont and WCHA rival North Dakota.While both goalies are supportive of one another and take pride in each other’s successes, each would love to win the starting job outright and play every minute of every game.”I think we’re all OK with it, we know we’re going to split time and we accept that, but I think it’s still very competitive between the two of us,” Dufour said. “It’s not going to show on the ice, but secretly we both want the job.”Horras, who says there is a close friendship between all of the team’s goalies, has accepted sharing the goaltending duties but also remains intent on becoming the starter.”I always want to play as much as possible. I think of every practice as a competition to see who can play best every day,” Horras said. “Of course I want play every game, but Coach Johnson thinks it’s best for the team if we split, and I’m OK with that because I think she [Dufour] does a nice job.”On a talented offensive hockey team like the Badgers, the strong efforts by the defensemen and goalies may sometimes be overlooked. However, both the team’s coaches and players recognize how valuable their goaltending tandem has been to the team’s success this season. While the goaltending has been great this far, make no mistake about it — the quality play in net will have to continue in order for this highly talented hockey team to achieve their ultimate goal: an NCAA Championship.Both Horras and Dufour will see action this weekend when the Badgers take on WCHA counterpart St. Cloud State (2-4-0) at the Kohl Center.last_img read more

Students discuss Ferguson protest experience

first_imgStudents from colleges around Los Angeles were arrested last week for unlawful assembly in downtown Los Angeles during the protests following the grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.To the streets · Protesters gather in downtown L.A. the night of Nov. 24 following the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson. – Benjamin Dunn | Daily TrojanOne student, Kiren Singh, a sophomore majoring in business administration, participated in the protests on Nov. 24 and 25. She decided it was necessary to join the demonstrations that she saw developing on Figueroa Street outside of her apartment.“I’m a person of color. I’m Indian, and I’m from the Bay Area,” Singh said. “I went to high school in Oakland, the Oakland-Berkeley area. I’ve always been very politically charged and for equality.”Singh said that while she wanted to stand in solidarity with the protestors, she also wanted to understand how police officers felt about the situation. On Monday night, she sat in front of LAPD headquarters before other protestors arrived and talked to Sgt. James Baker for a few hours. Baker has been featured in online media in a video in which he takes the time to explain why the police officers are doing what they are doing.“I think the issue at hand, at least for me, is that people who have pledged to protect us as their occupation, we fear them,” Singh said. “People think we live in a post-racial era, which is just not the case at all and it’s very much a prevalent issue in our society today. I think this is a huge movement for awareness and understanding just what our country is built on.”Her interaction with the police the next night was entirely different. Singh was walking down Broadway Street trying to find other protestors when she noticed about 30 police cars lined up. Singh said a police officer approached her and her friend and said they would be arrested if they continued up the street. She was confused at this because Baker had told her the night before that people are only arrested for unlawful assembly when they become violent. According to Singh, when she expressed that her interest was to understand, as a college student, what it’s like being a law enforcement officer in our judicial system, the officer handcuffed her.“For being on the sidewalk, I was unlawfully detained and searched. They took my wallet, went through my wallet, and because I didn’t have my student ID or driver’s license on me, they couldn’t ID me. They said that they would have to take me down to the station and get me fingerprinted,” Singh said. “I was sitting on the curb with metal cuffs around me. Especially after being manhandled, I didn’t feel it was necessary.”Singh continued to ask the police officer why she was arrested, and as soon as she mentioned talking to Baker, the officer’s superior, she was released, Singh said. The police officer proceeded to tell her that he has two daughters around the same age as her, and he wanted to save Singh and her friend from getting into trouble.Chelsea Kirk, a junior majoring in English (creative writing), was arrested on Tuesday night after partaking in what police said was an unlawful assembly. She was put onto a bus of 26 women, many of whom were undergraduate and graduate students at USC. Kirk was then transported to the Van Nuys police station to be booked for disturbing the peace.Kirk joined the protests at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night at 1st and Main streets with five of her friends. They eventually joined the group of protestors who walked onto the 101 freeway. Kirk was at the front of the protest during this time, face-to-face with dozens of police officers.She made her way off the freeway and ended up at Temple Street and Broadway at around 1:30 a.m., when the group of protestors was surrounded by police officers on every side of the intersection. She said there were so many police officers that it seemed there were five cops per protestor. Kirk said that she heard no warning that the protestors needed to disperse, but that a police officer spoke over a loud speaker, “You guys are subject to arrest for unlawful protesting.”Three buses pulled up and one by one, all 183 of the protestors were arrested and transported to a police station for processing. The 26 women on the bus Kirk was on were put in cells at the Van Nuys jail and were told to post bails of $500 or else they would not be released until the next Monday. Twenty of the women posted bail, and the remaining six were released by last Wednesday.Kirk said as she was being released, an officer said, “Make sure to give me a five-star review on Yelp.” Another police officer told her that she was lucky to be able to go home because they are on the job 24/7.“That’s the whole reason [the protestors] are here — because the system favors the [cops] and not them,” Kirk said. “Their words were very dehumanizing. I felt marginalized in the situation. I knew I wasn’t a criminal, and I still don’t understand specifically what we did to be arrested. I don’t think they exactly knew either.”last_img read more

Pollard awarded Pac-12 honors

first_imgUSC senior diver Collin Pollard had his personal best conference championships performance to date last week to earn Pac-12 Diver of the Month honors.This is Pollard’s second award of the season and USC’s fifth all-time.Pollard won his first-ever conference title on the platform, finishing with a score of 427.70. He finished second on the one-meter and fifth on the three-meter. His scores allowed the Trojans to come into this week’s Pac-12 swimming championships tied for the lead with Stanford.Pollard’s success against USC’s rivals to the north also contributed to his Diver of the Month selection — his victories in the one-meter against Cal and Stanford helped push USC to victories against both schools; the Trojans hadn’t swept their Bay Area opponents in a single season since 1997.Last year, Pollard made his first appearance at the NCAA Championships, where he finished 11th on the one-meter and the platform, and he will have the opportunity to return this season, beginning with the Zone E Championships next week.last_img read more

Contract killing suspected in Jamaican businessman’s murder

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Richard Ramdial Facebook page A prominent Jamaican businessman was slaughtered in the capital city of Kingston on the evening of Tuesday, July 11. The deceased has been identified as Richard Ramdial.Possible contract killingHomicide investigators are theorizing that Ramdial, an auto-parts dealer, was the victim of a contract killing. They are following several leads into the brazen murder which has sent shockwaves across the Corporate Area.The businessman was in his Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle in rush hour traffic along Ruthven Road in St Andrew around 4:30 pm. Police report that a gunman disembarked a motorcycle and pumped more than 12 bullets into the driver’s side of Ramdial’s left-hand-drive vehicle.Shot nine timesShot nine times in the upper body, Ramdial was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies where he was pronounced dead. The window of his vehicle had 12 bullet holes all within a one-inch radius.Tributes paidSince news of the incident broke, colleagues and friends of Ramdial have posted several heartfelt tributes on social media to issue tributes.Former president of the Used Car Dealers’ Association, Ian Lyn said he attended St George’s College with Ramdial and remembered him as “humble and respectful”.“I’m in shock at the murder of Richard Ramdial in Jamaica, he was the coolest, most humble youth I knew at St Georges College even though he drove the best Mercedes Benz I ever saw in high school,” Lyn, who is now based overseas, wrote on Facebook.“But nothing in life happens except by Allah’s (God) active or permissive will. So, we thank God for his life and pray for his family and friends RIP Ramdial!!!” Lyn added.Over 700 murders in 6-monthsJamaicans in South Florida are concerned over the persistent violent crime. According to Jamaican police, over 700 murders were committed in Jamaica in the first six months of 2017. The gun has been the weapon of choice. In June alone some 151 murders were logged on police blotters.“Oh, good Lord. Why this scourge on my country,” asked 55-year-old former Jamaican nurse, Veronica Wells.Copyright – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

Jayson Tatum, Joe Harris, Hamidou Diallo win titles at NBA All-Star Saturday

first_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Steph Curry won the first round with 27 points, making his last 10 shots. Hield was second with 26 points, and Harris finished with 25 to grab the last spot in the final. And on a weekend when the Curry family – Dell Curry is a former Charlotte star, Steph is a three-time NBA champion, Seth is in the league and mother Sonya beat them all by making an underhand half-court shot Friday – was celebrated, the trophy finish didn’t happen.“I would have loved the storybook ending – Steph comes home and wins in his native Charlotte,” Steph Curry said. “That’s how I had it in my head anyway.”Steph Curry went a combined 37 for 50 in the two rounds, the best of anyone in the event. But Harris’ timely makes of the moneyballs put him over the top.“It’s been an honor for me to be here, for me to participate in this weekend,” Harris said. “And it’s certainly something that I’ll remember for a long time.”Same goes for Tatum.The night started with the Skills Challenge, and Tatum edged Atlanta rookie Trae Young in the final by making a shot from just past the midcourt stripe. Young was ahead of Tatum in the competition where players have to execute some passes, a layup and then a 3-pointer. So fearing that Young would make his 3 before Tatum could even get one off, he let it fly from about 50 feet.“I didn’t want to give Trae a chance,” Tatum said. “I honestly didn’t know I was going to hit the shot, but I had to give myself a chance and throw it up there. It worked out for the best.”When the Skills Challenge and 3-point contest cleared the floor, that left the dunkers. The slam dunk contest field of four – New York’s Dennis Smith Jr., Oklahoma City’s Diallo, Charlotte’s Miles Bridges and Atlanta’s John Collins – was pared to Diallo and Smith for the final.Related Articles Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory PreviousCHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 16: (L-R) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Charles Barkley, Bill Russell and Julius Erving attend the 2019 NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum celebrates winning the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Atlanta Hawks Trae Young participates during the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMemphis Grizzlies Mike Conley works during the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, center, speaks with Dominque Wilkins, left, as former player Bill Russell is seen at right, during the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Dever Nuggets Nikola Jokic moves down the court during the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Los Angeles Lakers Kyle Kuzma speaks with Luka Doncic, of the Dallas Maverics during the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum participates during the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Dell Curry and son’s Stephen Curry and Seth Curry are interviewed during the NBA All-Star 3-Point contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Dell Curry and son’s Stephen Curry and Seth Curry are interviewed during the NBA All-Star 3-Point contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Dallas Maverics Luka Doncic runs during the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, center, speaks with Dominque Wilkins, left, as former player Bill Russell is seen at right, during the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Actor Chris Tucker, left, speaks with a fan at court side during the NBA All-Star 3-Point contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Actor Chris Tucker, left, speaks with a fan at court side during the NBA All-Star 3-Point contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Sacramento Kings Buddy Hield reacts to making his 26th basket during the NBA All-Star 3-Point contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Portland Trail Blazers Seth Curry watches players shoot during the NBA All-Star 3-Point contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry celebrates making baskets during the NBA All-Star 3-Point contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry celebrates a series of baskets during the NBA All-Star 3-Point contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris holds the champion trophy after winning the NBA All-Star 3-Point contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris holds the champion trophy after winning the NBA All-Star 3-Point contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Atlanta Hawks John Collins heads to the hoop during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Charlotte Hornets Miles Bridges heads to the hoop during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)New York Knicks Dennis Smith Jr. heads to the hoop during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Oklahoma City Thunder Hamidou Diallo heads to the hoop during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Oklahoma City Thunder Hamidou Diallo leaps over former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. Diallo won the contest. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Oklahoma City Thunder Hamidou Diallo leaps over former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. Diallo won the contest. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Oklahoma City Thunder Hamidou Diallo leaps over former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. Diallo won the contest. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Oklahoma City Thunder Hamidou Diallo leaps over former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. Diallo won the contest. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Oklahoma City’ Hamidou Diallo hangs from the rim after leaping over Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest on Saturday night in Charlotte, N.C. Diallo won the contest. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Oklahoma City Thunder Hamidou Diallo leaps over former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. Diallo won the contest. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, Pool)Oklahoma City Thunder Hamidou Diallo leaps over former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. Diallo won the contest. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Charlotte Hornets Miles Bridges heads to the hoop during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Charlotte Hornets Miles Bridges heads to the hoop during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)New York Knicks Dennis Smith Jr. dunks during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, Pool)Atlanta Hawks John Collins dunks the ball during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, Pool)Oklahoma City Thunder Hamidou Diallo reacts to his dunk during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. Diallo won the contest. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Atlanta Hawks John Collins leaps over a model airplane during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, Pool)CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 16: Dennis Smith Jr. jumps over J. Cole at the 2019 NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)New York Knicks Dennis Smith Jr. dunks over Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, Pool)CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 16: (L-R) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Charles Barkley, Bill Russell and Julius Erving attend the 2019 NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum celebrates winning the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)NextShow Caption1 of 39Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum celebrates winning the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)ExpandCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Boston’s Jayson Tatum got his game-winner from midcourt. Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo went over Shaquille O’Neal to help win his trophy. And Brooklyn’s Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden State’s Steph Curry a storybook ending in his hometown.Say this for All-Star Saturday Night: It had flair.Tatum won the skills competition, Diallo put on a show for the league’s annual slam dunk title, and in easily the most anticipated part of the night Harris held off the Warriors’ shooting star for the win in the 3-point contest.Harris made 12 straight shots in the final round and went a staggering 15 for 18 on moneyballs – the shots worth the most – to win the 3-point title. He finished with 26 of a possible 34 points in the final round, beating Curry by two. Sacramento’s Buddy Hield was third with 19 final-round points. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “Obviously, it’s incredible,” Harris said. “Steph is the greatest shooter of all time. But, again, shooting off of the rack for a minute is not indicative of being a better shooter than Steph Curry. I don’t want anybody to get it twisted at all.”And the runner-up left a winner, too.Steph Curry and his brother Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers had a bet where the winner of the 3-point contest – they were both entrants – would have to pay for tickets for the family over the rest of their careers.Seth Curry didn’t get out of the first round. He said even though his brother didn’t win, he’d pay up.“It stands. He got that 27 in Round One and that’s impressive,” Seth Curry said. “He deserved to win the bet and I have to do what I got to do.” Diallo pulled off a dunk that will be talked about for years in the first round – dunking over Shaquille O’Neal, hanging on the rim by his elbow, then tearing open his jersey to reveal a “Superman” shirt underneath. And his first dunk of the final round had the top of his head at basically rim level, putting him in control after Smith failed to make a dunk in his debut try of the final.Smith leapfrogged Miami’s Dwyane Wade and took a lob from Steph Curry to give himself a chance with his last dunk, getting a perfect score from the judges – and a round of boos from the crowd, many of whom weren’t that impressed.That left Diallo as the night’s final participant. Diallo pulled rapper Quavo out of the crowd, put the ball in his hands, then grabbed it as he went airborne for the slam that sealed the title.“Atmosphere was great,” Diallo said. “Just came out and gave the crowd what it was looking for.” Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates last_img read more

Justin Upton injury update: Angels outfielder (toe) to miss 8-12 weeks

first_imgSo the Angels will be without the players who finished second and third in home runs for the team last year.The Angels do have other good bats in their lineup with Kole Calhoun, Zack Cozart, Albert Pujols and Andrelton Simmons, but for a team that already relies a lot on Mike Trout, another loss to a big middle-of-the-order bat could be tough to overcome.Los Angeles’ rotation has a lot of question marks as well, as Andrew Heaney is expected to start the season on the injured list and ace Tyler Skaggs has never posted an ERA better than 4.02, so the lineup needs to be good. Related News The 31-year-old Upton hit 30 home runs and had a .808 OPS last season, with a team-leading 85 RBIs.Los Angeles will be without designated hitter Shohei Ohtani for at least the first month of the season and possibly longer as he is recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Angels left fielder Justin Upton will miss eight to 12 weeks with an injured toe, the team announced Friday.Upton injured his left big toe running down a double in a game Sunday. He underwent an MRI Tuesday and had been expected to start the season on the injured list, but 8-12 weeks is longer than anyone expected. Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels star playing catch for first time since Tommy John surgerylast_img read more