Comedian apologizes for ‘edgy joke’ about Warriors’ Green

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 award MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Only 1 fighter to blame in Golovkin-Alvarez mess Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) challenges an official in front of New Orleans Pelicans forward E’Twaun Moore (55) in the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Sunday, May 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — A comedian is apologizing for a social media post in which he said he hopes Golden State forward Draymond Green “gets shot in the face” leaving the arena after Game 4 of a playoff series against the Pelicans.Andrew Polk says the post, which also alludes to high gun violence rates in New Orleans, was meant as an “edgy joke.” Polk says he wishes “no harm to anyone over a simple game.”ADVERTISEMENT Green, who has a reputation for feistiness and psychological gamesmanship, had eight points, nine rebounds and nine assists in a lopsided Warriors victory.Green says he didn’t fear for his life. Green also says he feels sad for anyone who threatens violence over a basketball game and prays they get the help they need.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

Enerplex parking lot budget drained

first_imgThe soft opening for the Enerplex will be on Wednesday, September 16th. On Monday, Councilors agreed to award Interoute Construction for the South Side Surface Works and Drainage. The total cost is just over $2 million. So now, the city has to make up for the $766,000 shortfall in the 2010 budget deliberations. The new parking lot will now have only 320 parking stalls.Even after that is done, there’s still the issue of funding the paving of the parking lot.[asset|aid=1874|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a4214cf9cd743d719d3a6e40fde27898-Rogers 1_5_Pub.mp3]In the meantime, the City is asking the public to access the Enerplex by the back of the building. The City will set up a temporary parking lot near the Business Resource Centre.Advertisement The City says half of the parking lot budget is already spent, and work hasn’t even begun on the South lot yet.The City has just over $1.3 million left for the lot. In 2007, an estimation for the Enerplex Parking lot was done by Field, Field & Field. The company projected that the total cost would be around $3.6 million, which would provide 454 parking stalls and associated site works.So, the city allocated that money for the construction. But, Director of Facilities & Protective Services Jim Rogers says the Joint Venture Group has used half of that for on-site preparation, and the City will try to get credits back.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1873|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a4214cf9cd743d719d3a6e40fde27898-Rogers 2_3_Pub.mp3]Rogers says the estimate done in 2007 was too optimistic, and doesn’t reflect the prices that the city has been quoted.In August, the city refused the lone bid submitted for construction of the south Enerplex parking lot. The city cited the bid as exceeding the anticipated cost by $800,000.Advertisementlast_img read more

New cell phone laws take effect Jan 1

first_imgThe use of two-way radios for commercial or industrial vehicles will be permitted. Drivers in Fort St. John have only three days to quit chatting while driving.On January 1st, police will be enforcing a new law, which prohibits anyone from talking on their handheld device while driving.Under the Motor Vehicle Act, drivers will be able to use hands-free cell phones that require only one touch to activate.- Advertisement -As of February 1, a driver talking on a hand-held phone or electronic device will be subject to a fine of $167.Drivers caught texting or emailing will be subject to three penalty points on their license. For new drivers in the Graduated Licensing Program, there will be a full ban on using all cell phone and electronic devices, including hands-free ones.Police, fire and ambulance personnel who may need to make calls in the performance of their duties, and motorists who need to call 9-1-1 are exempt from the legislation.Advertisementlast_img read more

Water polo: Flacks leads Agoura by words and deeds

first_imgFlacks is following in her brother’s footsteps with her play in the pool, but is making her own mark at Agoura. She has already attracted attention from Division I colleges such as Cal, Stanford and UCLA. The two-time All Southern Section selection is the fastest swimmer on the team and often becomes the center of attention for opposing defenses. She has led the Chargers (22-6) to consecutive Div. IV playoff appearances, including last year’s championship game, in which they lost to Santa Barbara. This season, Agoura went undefeated in Marmonte League play to clinch its third consecutive league title and its eighth in nine years. Flacks will try to help Agoura reach the title game again, this time in Div. II. The Chargers host Ventura at 3:15 today in a first-round playoff game. “Our minds are now focused on CIF,” Flacks said. “One game at a time until we can get to where we want. I don’t stop. It’s just something that’s in me. I feel that if I don’t go all out, then what’s the point? I have nothing to lose. I think it’s a good feeling when you’ve gone all out and you end up tired.” (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Flacks was about 10 when she saw her first action against boys and girls who were four to six years older while playing for the Harvard-Westlake water polo foundation. “As much as they pushed me and threw me around, they helped me get better,” said Flacks, who leads the Chargers in assists (69), steals (48) and drawn ejections (33) and is second in scoring with 68 goals. “That was probably the best thing I got out of that. They threw me in there and told me to just swim.” Flacks could have played at Harvard-Westlake of Studio City but chose Agoura because of the program’s reputation, the school’s proximity to her Calabasas home and the chance to make a name for herself. Flack’s older sister Lindsay was a standout cross country runner at Harvard-Westlake, and her mother, Dawn Barrett, coaches the boys’ swim team at the private school. Lindsay led the Stanford women’s cross country team to a national title last year. Her brother, Brian, was the Daily News boys’ water polo Player of the Year in 2005 after a standout season at Harvard-Westlake. He’s now at UCLA. “That’s the respect these girls give her,” Rosenthal said. “She’s a natural leader and she’s not afraid to let her teammates know what their roles are. Her will not to give up even when things are down and wanting to keep going, that’s what the other girls see and they want to do it, too. She’s not afraid to lead in and out of the water.” Flacks, a 5-foot-3, 115-pound junior, is considered a small attacker in the hole/set (two-meter) position, but that doesn’t keep her from beating bigger defenders, partly because she grew up playing against larger and stronger opponents. center_img AGOURA – Casey Flacks spoke, everyone listened. The Agoura High girls’ water polo team gathered at one end of the pool to listen to coach Jason Rosenthal give a pep talk after a recent practice. The girls paid attention to Rosenthal’s instructions. When Flacks elaborated on her coach’s speech, everyone listened a bit more attentively, including Rosenthal. last_img read more

Chelsea into FA Cup semis, to face Southampton as Utd pair Spurs

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea will face Southampton in the semisLEICESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 18 – Pedro Rodriguez came off the bench to halt Chelsea’s slide with an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory at Leicester on Sunday to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.Chelsea will now face Southampton in the last four while Manchester United will take on Tottenham Hotspur in a mouth watering clash. Alvaro Morata’s first goal since Boxing Day on his return to the Chelsea starting line-up put the visitors on course to bounce back from their Champions League elimination at the hands of Barcelona in midweek.However, Jamie Vardy’s equaliser 15 minutes from time made them do it the hard way in an extra 30 minutes.Yet, for all Antonio Conte’s complaints this season about his side’s strength in depth, the Italian was able to call on Pedro to turn the game in Chelsea’s favour when he headed home former Leicester favourite N’Golo Kante’s cross.Chelsea had lost three of their past four matches to fall behind in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League as well as their European exit.But victory does at least keep their chances of silverware to end the season alive.Chelsea will meet Southampton in the last four, while Manchester United face Tottenham Hotspur for a place in the final.Both Morata and Pedro had a point to prove after being left out of the Spain squad on Friday just three months ahead of the World Cup.Morata was recalled for just his second start since the sides last met in a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge back in January.And after a quiet start, Chelsea’s club record £70 million buy from Real Madrid was presented with his first big chance of the afternoon when he was brilliantly picked out by Marcos Alonso’s low cross, but his shot was far too close to Kasper Schmeichel.– Morata ends drought –Chelsea’s Alvaro MorataMorata headed another half-chance from a teasing Willian cross over and then hit the outside of the post from the narrowest of angles.The goal he craved finally arrived three minutes before half-time, but much of the credit must go to Willian who surged through the heart of the Leicester midfield on the counter-attack before feeding Morata.And Morata coolly clipped the ball beyond the advancing Schmeichel with an assuredness unbefitting of a striker who had gone 13 games without a goal.Despite going in front, Conte still withdrew Tiemoue Bakayoko at half-time after another awful 45 minutes for the Frenchman in a desperately disappointing debut season in English football following a £40 million move from Monaco.The visitors were happy to take their chances on the counter-attack in the second period as they began to feel the after-effects of their run around at Barcelona in midweek.Leicester’s search for an equaliser was largely laboured and, even when a big chance did arise, Vardy headed wastefully over when completely unmarked inside the area.However, the England international made amends 15 minutes from time when he forced the ball home at the third attempt after Vicente Iborra’s first two efforts were blocked and then saved by Willy Caballero.Only a fine low save from Caballero prevented Vardy from turning the tie completely around eight minutes later as both sides settled for extra time.Crucially, Conte was able to refresh his side as Pedro, Gary Cahill and Olivier Giroud were all introduced in the first half of extra time.And it was Pedro who proved the match winner in unfamiliar fashion as he rose to outjump Schmeichel and nod into an unguarded net.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Vintage video – Brazilian superstar’s stunning hat trick against Valencia

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Euro 2016: England 1-1 Russia: Late Berezutski header denies Three Lions victory

first_imgEuro 2016: Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORTVasili Berezutski’s late header denied England an opening game win in Euro 2016 as they drew 1-1 with Russia in Group B.The Three Lions were impressive in the first half, the only thing lacking from their performance was a goal as they continuously linked up well in the final third. Dele Alli and Adam Lallana had good chances to put their side ahead, but they failed to test Igor Akinfeev in the Russia goal.England lost impetus in the second half and a moment of magic from Tottenham midfielder Dier looked like they would take all three points on their first game of the tournament. But with seconds remaining, Berezutski met the ball in the box, beating Hart with a looping header across goal.Roy Hodgson’s men have a point – which should have been three – ahead of Thursday’s meeting with Wales, who beat Slovakia earlier in the day.READ MORE: Build up to England’s Euro 2016 opener against Russia marred by fan clashes as police use water cannon and tear gasHodgson recalled Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana, with captain Wayne Rooney seemingly starting in midfield.Nine of the side that laboured to a 1-0 win against Portugal were retained, with Leicester striker Jamie Vardy and Liverpool’s James Milner making way in a tactical shift as Harry Kane operated as a lone striker.The Three Lions came out of the traps in a lively fashion and Lallana nearly opened the scoring inside seven minutes when he combined well with Kyle Walker, Akinfeev tipping his effort over the bar.Hodgson’s men were on the front foot and Alli found space in the box but he headed Sterling’s pass across the face of goal, with Kane just inches away from meeting the ball at the far post.Danny Rose hit a low ball across the six yard box which was not met, while Lallana and Walker continued to combine well – with Tottenham team-mate Eric Dier involved this time – on the right as the Liverpool midfielder sending a shot across goal and past the post.Midfielder Alli, who had just finished a season in League One with MK Dons this time last year, found himself cornered but he beat two men, teeing up Rooney on the edge of the box. The 30-year-old, influential in midfield, sent a powerful shot on target but aimed it straight at the goalkeeper, who plays for CSKA Moscow.The half-time could not come quick enough for the Russians, while England did not want it to come as they continued to push for an opener.Leonid Slutsky’s side came out better in the second half, as they pushed and earned corners as they capitalised on England losing momentum.Russia nearly went 1-0 up as Artem Dzyuba, an aerial threat for Chris Smalling and Gary Cahill, headed the ball down on the edge of the box for Fedor Smolov, who used his marker to send a curling shot just past the far post.Rooney forced Akinfeev into making a stunning save on 70 minutes when the ball fell to the Manchester United captain on the edge of the box, who sent a low powerful shot towards goal. The 30-year-old shot-stopper reacted superbly, diving to his right and tipping the ball against the frame of the goal.On 73 minutes Alli was fouled and England had a chance. With Rooney stepped over the ball, Dier stepped up and sent the dead ball fizzing across goal and into the top corner to give them a well deserved lead.England pressed for a second and it looked like the win would be theirs as the match entered stoppage time.The cross came in and the ball was met by Berezutski, whose headed home from around ten yards.More trouble followed at the final whistle, as emotions poured over between fans at Stade Velodrome. Eric Dier’s stunning free-kick was cancelled out late on 1last_img read more

Maggette is holding no ill will

first_imgWhen the Clippers acquired Corey Maggette from the Orlando Magic in June 2000, he heard the news in a place full of video games, talcum powder and automatic ball returns. “In my first year, I didn’t have an agent, and the way I heard I got traded was on the radio,” Maggette said. “I was in a bowling alley, bowling with my dad, and all of sudden, I hear, ‘The Magic trade Corey Maggette and Keyon Dooling to the Clippers.” So it’s like, this time I knew something was going on. I felt better about it.” This time, Maggette was not traded, but at least he was keyed into the Clippers’ dealings with the Indiana Pacers in an attempt to acquire controversial forward Ron Artest. Maggette says that after meeting with coach Mike Dunleavy on Saturday, he understands what transpired with the near deal and has no hard feelings about it. “This is a business,” he said. Maggette’s six years with the Clippers make him the current player with the longest tenure. He said he loves Los Angeles and tried not to get “emotionally twisted in the head” about the possibility of leaving. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Instead of bowling with his dad in Orlando, Maggette heard the trade was close to being to completed on Thursday. But the Pacers hadn’t officially signed off on the deal. In earlier negotiations, the Pacers said they wanted Maggette for Artest, but the Clippers only offered Chris Wilcox and draft picks in a three-way trade that included the Atlanta Hawks’ Al Harrington. On Wednesday, Harrington told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he expected Maggette and Artest to be swapped, meaning that he was out of the deal with the Clippers offering Maggette for Artest. With knowledge of the rumors and possibilities, Maggette went to see the movie “Underworld: Evolution” with teammate Shaun Livingston on Thursday afternoon. In the movie theater, Maggette’s cell phone repeatedly buzzed, and he saw that his agent Rob Pelinka called him multiple times. Maggette had a hard time resisting the urge to pick up the phone, but didn’t answer the phone and simply watched the action-adventure flick. While all of this was happening, his family and friends were full of questions, wondering if he were being traded. center_img To start training camp, Maggette did not practice for the first week because his mom, Marguerite, underwent emergency surgery after being diagnosed with an aneurysm in her aorta. She was emotional about what was happening. “That’s the crazy thing about it all my family and my friends,” Maggette said. “I was more worried about my mom. She loves basketball, and when she was hearing about it, she was like, ‘What’s going on? What’s going on?” That’s the biggest thing I was worried about, mainly my mom, and how she would take it.” As it turned out, the Pacers nixed the trade because they said they could not give the player medical clearance. Maggette is out with a separated ligament in his left foot, is expected to be out of a cast in three weeks and may play in six weeks. He is expected to heal completely and likely will not need surgery. “This is almost a billion-dollar business, so stuff will change,” Maggette said. “Stuff will happen, but at the end of the day, I still will be playing. I still will be getting paid. It’s still good. You can’t get uptight about it. You just have to handle it. At the end of the day, I love that I’m still playing on the NBA level, looking on my jersey and seeing Jerry West on it. You’re a select few who get to do that, and I fully appreciate it.” Joe Stevens can be reached at (562) 499-1338. 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


first_imgThere is now just five weeks to go to the big North West Charity 10k Race and Walk, which takes place on Sunday, May 3rd in Letterkenny.Ann Condon with Lorraine Thompson at the North West 10K launch.With a huge numbers again expected to take part runners and walkers are being urged to enter on-line.The 19th North West 10k is being kindly sponsored again this year by and Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure. Support the four charities the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Donegal Down Syndrome Association, Blood Bike North West and the Donegal Youth Service by taking sponsor cards for these four very worthy causes.Sponsor cards are available from the charities themselves, the North West 10k Committee and from Letterkenny Chamber Grand Central Complex, Canal Road, Letterkenny on (074) 912 4866. NORTH-WEST 10K RUNNERS AND WALKERS URGED TO ENTER EARLY ON-LINE was last modified: March 29th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Ex-England player Gary Lineker has a hilarious message for his son

first_imgEngland are playing Colombia in the last 16 of the World Cup in what is the Three Lions’s most important knockout game in a decade, according to Gareth Southgate.Naturally, you could forgive a number of England fans for feeling just a bit nervous ahead of the game at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Whaaattttt? Make sure it does come home 😳— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 3, 2018 However, this isn’t the case for the Lineker family as father and son, Gary and George exchanged a brilliant piece of banter together on Twitter.George, who is attending the game, posted on his personal Twitter account that he was sporting one of his dad’s 1986 World Cup shirts.And the former England striker, who is always very quick on social media, responded in terrific style, saying: “Whaaattttt? Make sure it does come home”.Then Alan Shearer got involved and produced a fine piece of banter of his own, saying to George: “Your dad says it’s far too small for him now anyway!”Below you can see the hilarious exchange between the Linekers and Shearer. England line up moments before their clash against Colombia center_img 1 Your dad says it’s far too small for him now anyway!!— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) July 3, 2018talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with more than 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more