Curry on mouthpiece-tossing incident: ‘I’ve got to be better than that’

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry dribbles during an NBA basketball practice on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, California.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Apart from being the most electrifying shooter in the NBA today, Stephen Curry is considered one of the sports’ best ambassadors for his supposedly “good boy” image.This is why fans were left baffled by the two-time NBA MVP’s “out of character” action during the Golden State Warriors’ 111-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies over the weekend, as Curry got thrown out of the game for throwing his mouthpiece toward an official.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Griffin, Beverley lead Clippers past Jazz Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Still, the 29-year-old sniper acknowledged his mistake and vowed never to do it again.“It was embarrassing, and I know that,” he admitted, per Haynes. “I can’t do that. I know the league wants to crack down on that type of behavior and I understand why. I’ve got to be better than that.”Although he was fined for his infraction, Curry escaped suspension after the league reportedly couldn’t prove that he intended to throw the mouthpiece at the referee.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Steph Curry’s used mouthguard valued at $5k in auctionADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson READ: Stephen Curry fined $50,000 for tossing mouthguard at officialAfter paying a hefty $50,000 fine for his outburst, Curry addressed the incident to ESPN’s Chris Haynes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s an expensive mouthpiece toss,” he told the veteran sports writer on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).  “At the end of the day, it’s not about the money, it’s about me not doing stupid stuff and losing my cool like that. It’s obviously a tough blow, but it’s more so about me recognizing how to handle myself on the court.”Curry’s mouthpiece has become sort of his trademark on the court, but he’s also been known to throw it on the floor when he becomes frustrated. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

PBA: Alaska grinds out win over Columbian, but Compton ‘unhappy’

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title By getting better, Compton meant in a jiffy, with the Aces to slug it out with the Elite on Sunday in a match that could very well determine either side’s aspirations for a top four finish and a twice-to-beat privilege that goes with it.“Absolutely,” Compton answered if he thinks that the Sunday clash against Blackwater is crucial. “We better be a different team (for that game) because it’s going to be a hard game for us if we play this way. That’s a massive game (for both teams).”Harris scored 25 points in the first half and scattered the rest during times when the Dyip tried to come up with rallies.“Good thing that he (Harris) is a stud,” Compton said. “But we don’t want to be over-reliant on our import.”Vic Manuel scored 16 points and JV Casio and Chris Banchero had 10 apiece for the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESIt was easy to understand why Alex Compton looked and sounded defeated even though he was doing the customary winning coach’s interview.Playing a team that has done practically nothing worth remembering in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Compton’s Alaska Aces needed 44 points and 27 rebounds from import Mike Harris to turn back Columbian, 104-94, to earn at least a tie for a playoff berth in the season-closing conference on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP: Adamson back on track after two straight losses with dumping of NU For such a powerhouse team to be dragged into a close contest by such a lowly squad, Compton faced reporters with a long face, a somber tone and words of displeasure towards his charges who are up for a crucial game with another top four contender on Monday.Without Compton actually saying it, the Aces certainly didn’t need a lethargic performance like this one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s an interesting feeling, we won that game but I am really unhappy right now,” he said even after the Aces improved to 6-2 and tied Blackwater for third spot with less than three weeks left in the elimination round. “No disrespect to anybody, but my concern is my team.“I think we’re a stronger team than Columbian, but we didn’t play the way we needed to play,” he said. “We have to get better.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

NCW hosts annual wreath-laying ceremony in tribute of late President Burnham

first_imgThe National Congress of Women (NCW), the women’s arm of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), on Sunday paid tribute to the late President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham with a simple wreath-laying ceremony at its headquarters, Kitty Public Road, Georgetown.Some of the officals at the wreath laying ceremony on SundayToday marks the 33rd death anniversary of President Burnham and as such, the small group of women along with special guests, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and PNCR Chairman Basil Williams, congregated to reflect on the life and work of the late President.As the wreaths were laid at the Burnham statue, there was the singing of a number of National Songs.In her brief remarks, Minister Lawrence reflected on the late President, remembering that he valued and believed in women.As such, she made the call for woman to not only be given the respect that they deserved in society today but to also be represented regarding issues affecting them.Wreaths were also laid by a representative of the Burnham family along with representatives of several organisations as well as a representative from a number of Guyana’s administrative regions. Also paying a floral tribute to the late founder of the PNC was Williams.The ceremony was reportedly kept simple this year as the country is preparing for Local Government Elections (LGE) and the PNCR for Congress.Burnham served as Prime Minister of Guyana from 1964 and as Executive President from 1980 until the time of his death in 1985 at the age of 62. He was also a lawyer and a father of six.Burnham was elected Prime Minister of the self-governing colony then named British Guiana in 1964 and became the country’s first Prime Minister at Independence two years later. He won re-election in 1968, 1973, and 1978, although his critics accused him of fixing the elections.After having the Constitution changed to make Guyana a “cooperative republic,” Burnham was elected “Executive President” in 1980.Burnham was one of the founding leaders of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which was launched on January 1, 1950.Burnham broke with co-founders Dr Cheddi and Janet Jagan in 1957 and formed the People’s National Congress (PNC).last_img read more

Funding supports prostate cancer patients to help better manage their care

first_img “70 per cent of men’s health problems can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyles,” the press release added, “CMHF will create a new social awareness and motivate men and their families using health information and lifestyle programs in ways they can hear, absorb and act on.” “Battling the disease takes a tremendous toll on patients and their families,” Health Minister, Terry Lake said. “This program will help them access support and services that will help improve their quality of life and guide them through the process of managing their care.”The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program will include up to ten modules and once completed, will be distributed to centres throughout the province. The goal is to support treatment decisions, improve quality of life, reduce cost per patient and improve long-term health outcomes.- Advertisement – “With more patients living longer, we now have a greater responsibility to help them and their families’ access services and information that will ensure they are living cancer-free for longer,” Founder of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF), Larry Goldenberg said.   In April 2013, the Ministry of Health announced $5,000,000 to help develop research and health promotion that supports the well being of men and their families.CMHF is a national, non-profit organization, with the mission of inspiring Canadian men to live healthier lives.Advertisementlast_img read more

Junior Stars begin AFCON hunt in style

first_imgThe Kenyans increased the tempo in the second half and Mathew Mwendwa would double the tally on the hour mark after a fruitful run off the left flank.The dominance by Mike Amenga’s boys continued and they added a third that would sail them to comfortable distance, Telvin Maina hitting the back of the net from close range after 76 minutes.The Junior Stars then put the icing on the cake from the penalty spot in stoppage time, Nicholas Omondi converting after Richdonald Bolo was impeded inside the box.Kenya will now shift attention to their second match against Djibouti on Friday before training their guns on Uganda and Ethiopia in their final two games of Group B.With CAF having zoned qualifiers for next year’s African Cup of Nations Under-17, Kenya is hopeful of nailing a first ever slot by reaching to the final. The CECAFA region is only guaranteed one slot with Tanzania hosting the tournament.If Kenya gets to the final with Tanzania, then they will all but assure themselves of qualification. However, if the hosts fail to reach the final, Kenya will have to win the tournament to qualify.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars Under-17 head coach Michael Amenga issues instructions to the players walk during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo grounds in NairobiNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14 – Kenya’s Junior Harambee Stars began their campaign to earn a ticket to next year’s Under-17 African Cup of Nations with a thumping 4-0 win over South Sudan in their CECAFA Qualification Tournament opener at the Chamazi Complex in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Tuesday afternoon.Kenya opened the scoring in the 12th minute through Keith Imbali being the fruits of early dominance, a lead they safely guarded till halftime.last_img read more

Chelsea striker linked with move to LaLiga side Valencia

first_img RANKED IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 1 Batshuayi could be set for another move away from Stamford Bridge ahead of the upcoming season Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father It is reported Valencia want to loan Batshuayi for the whole season but they must now discuss whether or not an obligatory option to buy will be included.Maurizio Sarri’s reported pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain could see the 24-year-old slip further down the Stamford Bridge pecking order.The Belgium striker inadvertently became an internet sensation at the 2018 World Cup when he struck himself in the face with a ball. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED center_img The Chelsea striker spent the second half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund after failing to break into Antonio Conte’s side.And now, according to Spanish outlet Cadena Cope, the La Liga club have firmed up that interest by contacting Chelsea.He scored seven goals in just 10 Bundesliga appearances, with Antonio Conte opting to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal instead.The Belgian arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2016 but has started just four Premier League games since the switch. targets Latest Transfer News moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Valencia have approached Chelsea regarding a season-long loan deal for outcast striker Michy Batshuayi.Michy Batshuayi has been linked with another European loan move, but this time with Valencia. LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets last_img read more

Two tax districts to fund schools

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The proceeds of the taxes will be used to issue bonds to finance school, water and sewer facilities. The district in May formed its first Mello-Roos tax district for a 323-home development between Avenues K and L along 60th Street West. The districts are being formed at the request of the developers, district officials said. The second and third tax districts are for a 136-home development by Pulte Homes at 45th Street West and Avenue N, and a Stratham development at Avenue L-8 and 70th Street West of more than 300 homes, Rossall said. The annual special tax that will be levied on homeowners will be assessed per house based on square footage. For the Pulte development, the assessment will range from $1,600 to $1,791. Taxes in the Stratham tract will range from $1,673 to $1,730, Rossall said. LANCASTER – Westside Union School District is forming two more special tax districts to help fund school construction. Residents of two new housing tracts will pay the assessment – $1,600 to $1,791 annually in addition to other property taxes – as part of Mello-Roos community facilities districts, which allow developers to pass on to homeowners school-building fees rather than pay them before houses are built. “It’s an alternate financing mechanism to make sure that when new homes are being built, the cost of the impact on schools is passed on to the folks creating the crowding,” Superintendent Regina Rossall said. “It’s another mechanism for us to maximize the money we have to build schools with.” The board at Tuesday’s meeting approved taking further steps to form the districts, which are being created in conjunction with a Los Angeles County water district and a county sanitation district. From the bond proceeds, Westside will receive $3.50 per square foot of residential development, higher than the $2.40 per square foot that the district currently charges for developer fees. By forming a Mello-Roos district, the developer avoids paying a developer fee for each home – about $7,300 for a 3,000-square-foot house for school fees. The special tax districts are allowed to be formed under the Mello-Roos Act of 1982, named after the two state legislators who wrote the law. It became law after 1978’s Proposition 13 capped property tax rates for Californians and diminished the ability of cities and districts to fund new roads, schools and infrastructure needed to support development. Developers are required to disclose the tax to homebuyers, who sign a form indicating they were informed of the tax. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 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

Reshuffling has Mission impact

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Notre Dame and Harvard-Westlake will continue to compete in the Mission League in other sports. Verbum Dei of Los Angeles will play basketball in the Mission League. The Foothill League will lose Burbank and Burroughs of Burbank to the Pacific League while picking up West Ranch and Golden Valley, two new schools that will add varsity programs next season. The Golden League gets a new member – Eastside of Lancaster. The Mission also will lose Harvard-Westlake of Studio City, which will move to the Del Rey League. Other Del Rey football schools will be Bosco Tech of Rosemead, Bishop Montgomery of Torrance, Cathedral of Los Angeles, St. Bernard of Playa del Rey and Serra of Gardena. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Mission League will take on a decidedly new look next year in football after the Southern Section approved sweeping changes in league alignments Wednesday. Perennial Mission football power Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks will move to the Serra League beginning next year, joining Loyola of Los Angeles, Bishop Amat of La Puente and Crespi of Encino. last_img read more

Longshot wins as Goebel falls to sixth

first_img “I can land almost everything,” he said in halting English when asked how he beat France’s Brian Joubert and Napierville, Ill., native Evan Lysacek, both of whom have more impressive international credentials. Takahashi landed seven triple jumps and displayed strong footwork to amass 218.54 points. Lysacek, the 2005 world bronze medalist who now lives and trains in El Segundo, was second at 193.71. Lysacek had been third behind Takahashi and Joubert in the free skate. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi couldn’t have chosen a better time to make his mark in the skating world. Tim Goebel picked a strange time to slip up. Ranked 15th in the world and an extreme outsider entering Skate America, Takahashi won the men’s event in sweeping fashion. He clearly was the best performer Friday night in the free skate, just as he was the previous day in the short program. “I think I did the best I can do right now,” she said, “and hopefully it will get better every competition. I’m satisfied with today’s program.” Heading into tonight’s free skate, Sokolova led Japan’s Yoshie Onda 57.94 points to 53.98. American Alissa Czisny, who replaced Cohen, was third at 52.82. Emily Hughes, younger sister of 2002 Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes, was eighth. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Joubert, the 2004 world runner-up, had 190.28 points. The opening competition of the Grand Prix series was a disaster for Goebel. The 2002 Olympic bronze medalist barely completed any elements in his free skate and wound up sixth. “I have no explanation, I don’t know what to say,” Goebel said. On the women’s side, Russia’s Elena Sokolova, coming off a poor season but considered slightly below the top rank of skaters, won the short program by nearly four points. After American stars Michelle Kwan and Sasha Cohen withdrew from the Grand Prix series opener because of injuries, Sokolova was left as the favorite. She didn’t disappoint with a flowing, clean program to Puccini’s “Turandot.” last_img read more