NBA refs can rule reckless closeouts as flagrants or techs

first_imgLeonard sprained his ankle when Pachulia slid his foot under Leonard’s in Game 1 of Golden State’s victory in the Western Conference finals. After calling a foul, officials will now be able to look at replay to determine if the defender recklessly positioned his foot in an unnatural way, which could trigger an upgrade to a flagrant, or a technical if there was no contact but an apparent attempt to injure.“It’s 100 percent for the safety of the players,” NBA senior vice president of replay and referee operations Joe Borgia said Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe NBA had made the freedom to land a point of emphasis for officials a few years ago, because of the risk of injuries. But the play got renewed attention during the playoffs because of Leonard’s injury, and also one in which Washington forward Markieff Morris landed on Al Horford’s foot in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal, knocking him out of a game the Celtics rallied to win.Officials can still rule the play a common foul if they did not see a dangerous or unnatural attempt by the defender upon review. Borgia said Pachulia’s foul would have been deemed a flagrant. Referees review a play prior to ejecting Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks from the game for a flagrant foul in the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — NBA referees will be able to call flagrant or technical fouls on defenders who dangerously close on jump shooters without allowing them space to land, as Zaza Pachulia did on the play that injured Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in last season’s playoffs.Officials will also make sure jump shooters are in their upward shooting motion when determining if a perimeter foul is worthy of free throws, which could cut down on James Harden’s attempts after he swings his arms into contact.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ View commentscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Rob Ricafort secures TRO, set to play for UP vs La Salle It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson With the fouls on the perimeter shots — often coming when the offensive player has come off a screen and quickly attempts to launch a shot as his defender tries to catch up — officials will focus on the sequencing of the play. The player with the ball must already be in his shooting motion when contact is made, rather than gathering the ball to shoot such as on a drive to the basket.“We saw it as a major trend in the NBA so we had to almost back up and say, ‘Well, wait a minute, this is going to be a trend, so let’s catch up to it,’” NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybodylast_img read more

Nyenswah Advises Nimbaians

first_imgDeputy Minister of Health and Head of Ebola Incidence Management Team, Tolbert Nyenswah, has called on residents of Nimba County to remain vigilant despite the remarkable gains Liberia has made, leading to our being declared Ebola-transmission-free.He gave the admonition at program that marked the celebration of Ebola-Free Nimba, held in Sanniquellie on June 24.Being vigilant required putting into practice all the preventive measures, including continuous hand washing and reporting sick person to medical practitioners, among others.“Remaining vigilant means you should put all the preventive measures into practice, which involves not touching a dead body, reporting all sick persons to the clinic and continued hand washing all of the time,” he said.“You need buckets to wash your hands at your business places and in your homes because your neighboring countries are still fighting the deadly disease,” he added.He urged Liberians not to panic because of Ebola in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone as all mechanisms were being put into place in Liberia to curb Ebola at any time.“Don’t be afraid, because Ebola is still in Guinea and Sierra Leone; for our doctors at the borders with these countries are on the alert. This is why we have ensured that most of our ETUs at the borderlines have remained open, so as to combat Ebola at anytime,” he added.The Nimba County Ebola Task Force, as parts of activities observing the end of Ebola, certificated over 85 institutions and over 300 individuals for their roles in combating Ebola during the time Liberia was under attack by the deadly virus last year and earlier this year.The Ebola end celebration was “very symbolic, because the Nimba County Task Force on the first day of the celebration on Wednesday, June 23, unveiled a monument in memorial to those who lost their lives and those who contributed immensely to the fight.The program began with a parade through the principal streets of Sanniquellie on June 24, followed by an indoor program, which was climaxed by sporting activities between the Nimba County Health Team and Partners and the NGOs operating in the county.Also, the head of the Nimba County Health Team, Dr. Collins Saar Bowah, urged Nimbaians to remain vigilant saying, “It is not yet over, until it is over, because our sister countries are still being afflicted and our hearts are still beating for them.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brazilian beaten to death at Chinese Creek

first_imgA Brazilian who was lured to his mining pit by one of his workers on Wednesday, was beaten to death over a disagreement earlier in the day. The incident took place at Chinese Creek Backdam, Mazaruni River.The dead dredge owner has been identified as Francisco Oliveria Da Conceicao, 33.Based on reports, the now dead man was in his mining camp with his girlfriend when one of the workers breathlessly informed him that his dredge had submerged.Without hesitation, the Brazilian rushed to the mining pit to check on the dredge but was attacked by the same worker and several others. Guyana Times understands that the man was severely beaten, chopped and stabbed about the body.The man’s body was later found by his girlfriend with several stab wounds. She immediately raised an alarm and the other workers ran to assist but it was too late.Commander, F Division, Rabindranauth Budhram has confirmed that the murder was committed, while noting that a team of detectives has travelled to the area to investigate the matter.The man’s body was transported to the Bartica Hospital Mortuary.last_img read more

Bundesliga posts record revenue of Sh502bn for 2017/18

first_img0Shares0000The Bundesliga trophy on display at the Allianz Arena, home to Bayern Munich. The German Football League’s economic report for 2017/18 shows 17 of the 18 clubs in Germany’s top flight generated over 100 million euros ($113m) in revenue last season © dpa/AFP/File / Lino MirgelerBERLIN, Germany, Feb 13 – Business is booming in the Bundesliga with the German Football League (DFL) announcing Wednesday total revenue of Sh502bn (4.42 billion euros) for last season, generating a record number of jobs.The bumper figure for the 2017-18 season is the 14th year in succession that the Bundesliga and second Bundesliga, Germany’s top two leagues, increased their cumulative revenue. The figure has had a knock-on impact in creating jobs with a record high of 55,142 people now employed by clubs and their subsidiaries.Christian Seifert, the chief operating officer of the DFL, said the main growth driver was revenue from the national media contracts put in place for 2017-18.“German professional football has continued its positive development,” said Seifert.“This is driven in particular by revenue from the current national media contracts, which are reflected in the balance sheets for the first time.”Siefert said the DFL was looking to expand further, adding: “Digitalisation and globalisation will open up new opportunities for German professional football in the coming years.“In order to create the optimal environment for the clubs and existing and potential partners alike, the DFL is working consistently to enhance the conditions.“This includes expanding its innovation leadership in the area of new technologies as well as its presence on international markets.”The DFL’s 2019 economic report shows that 17 of the 18 Bundesliga clubs generated revenue in excess of 100 million euros in 2017-18.The 2019 Deloitte Football Money League, published last month, put defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich fourth in the list of Europe’s richest clubs behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United, with profit of 629.2 million euros for 2017/18.Current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund are ranked 12th with revenue of 317.2 million euros last season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, August 7

first_imgThis Sunday morning on Sportsday we bring you all the latest news from the Olympics, including how British swimmer Adam Peaty broke his own world record as he reached the 100m breaststroke final but there were no GB medals on day one of the Rio Olympics.We bring you the latest from the third Test at Edgbaston between England and Pakistan, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali shared an unbeaten century stand to help England open up a 311-run lead on day four.We also look back on yesterday’s Super League and English Football League action aswell as preview today’s Community Shield final between Manchester United and Leicester.All brought to you by Dan Windle and the team.last_img read more

24-hour relay to raise funds for research into cancer cure

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The flames in crafted luminaria bags are dedicated to the memories of loved ones who lost the battle, to survivors or as thanks to supporters. Individual walkers bring in donations and join the relay teams. Information is available by calling relay chairwoman Laura Scott at (661) 296-0081 or e-mailing 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – Nearly 100 teams will walk a track this weekend at Central Park in a 24-hour relay to raise money for cancer research. The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life starts at 9 a.m. Saturday with opening ceremonies. Cancer survivors will walk that first lap, a symbol of their individual triumphs. Teams will camp out overnight, but the relay will be continuous – an effort that represents the cancer that never sleeps. At 9 p.m., thousands of supports are expected to join the teams for a candlelight walk circling the sprawling park. last_img read more

Late White goal helps super MacCumhaills make Ulster Junior Hurling Final

first_imgMacCumhaills are flying the flag for Donegal hurling after reaching the final of the Ulster Junior Club Championship.The Ballybofey club put in a great performance to overcome Co Down side Liatroim by just two points on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-11.MacCumhaills led at the break but their opponents pulled away in the second half. The Donegal outfit had to put all shoulders to the wheel with a late David White goal helping getting them over the line.Late White goal helps super MacCumhaills make Ulster Junior Hurling Final was last modified: October 9th, 2016 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


first_imgPostmen across Donegal are up in arms after An Post cancelled the traditional Christmas Eve delivery.More than 100 postmen normally receive their Christmas ‘boxes’ or ‘tips’ on the last day before Christmas from customers from Ballyshannon to Buncrana.But there will be no traditional last-minute Christmas Eve delivery of cards and letters this year because it falls on a Saturday. The last Christmas cards have to be sent by standard post by December 19th and will be delivered on Friday, December 23rd.However postmen aren’t happy with the move and claim it will also deprive them of a day’s work.“A lot of postmen aren’t happy. Christmas Eve is always the day when people keep an eye out for the postman to give them a tip for the year.“Chances are that won’t happen now this year because we are not working on Christmas Eve. “Working on a Saturday is always good overtime as well because it is time and a half for the first four hours worked and double time after that.“I can remember working plenty of Saturdays before on Christmas Eve.“We are lucky that we have got jobs but we always depended on this bit of work at Christmas for the few extra euro,” said one postman.A spokesman for An Post told said the decision not to work on a Saturday was not because of cutbacks but because of the date on which Christmas Eve fell.“It is purely because Christmas Eve falls on a Saturday and it has nothing to do with money or cutbacks. “We feel the vast majority of letters and parcels will have been sent and processed by this stage and we do not think there will be a need for the postmen to work on Christmas Eve – it being a Saturday as well,” he said.The volume of letters and parcels being sent around Ireland will TRIPLE on a daily basis through December.The An Post spokesman added that normally up to two and a half million items are in circulation each day but this will increase to more than six million each day for December.“I have just spoken to somebody in the central sorting office and they have told me that the amount of parcels due to the increase in on-line shopping is incredible,” he added. DONEGAL POSTIES’ OUTRAGE AFTER AN POST CANCEL CHRISTMAS EVE DELIVERY was last modified: December 7th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:An PostChristmas Evelast_img read more


first_imgMark drapes himself in the tricolour after his amazing bronze meal win in Zurich.Marvelous Mark English has revealed the fear of letting his family down drove him on to win a superb bronze medal at the European Championships.The 21 year old Letterkenny man ran the race of his life to finish in a time of 1.45.03 in what has been his biggest test to date.Mark, a medical student at UCD, revealed “All my family were here and I have perhaps not done as well in other races when they were there. “I didn’t want that to happened again and I’m just so pleased I could do them proud today.”English said he just decided to relax on the way to the track in Zurich in Switzerland and revealed he had a very calm mood chatting to the taxi-driver who took him to the stadium.He switched tactics and decided to sit back for the first 600 metres and then to give it his all in the last two hundred metres.“I am absolutely delighted, I felt really relaxed that’s why it went so well I think. I really enjoyed that, the last 100m was unbelievable. I ‘am happy with bronze. I knew Bosse was beatable. It’s fantastic, it’s not just for me, it’s for everyone who supported me. My whole family are here.” Pre-race favourite Bosse of France set a fast early pace going through the bell in 50.97 seconds. English was running a smart race sitting in sixth place but never too far off the leaders. Bosse continued to push the pace hitting the 600m mark in 87.24 seconds with English starting to motor in fifth place.The last 100m was special for the Irishman as he powered down the finishing straight to win the bronze medal in a season’s best time of 1.45.03. Polish athletes Adam Kszczot and Artur Kuciapski won the gold and silver respectively.English said “I had two goals coming into this season, to win a medal here and break the Irish record. I’ll look for one and two more races now to try and do that. “English becomes Ireland seventh ever medalist at these championships joining Irish greats such as Sonia O’Sullivan and Eamonn Coghlan.He also becomes only the second Irish athlete along with Derval O’Rourke to win a medal at these championships in the last ten years, a remarkable achievement. High Performance director Kevin Ankrom said “We have experienced the high and lows of sport today. I am delighted for Mark, as a group supporting him that’s what makes it all the more sweeter. We’re all very proud of Mark. All his hard work is paying off, I am delighted that these young athletes are starting to bridge the gap from the junior ranks to the seniors, we will continue to develop that.”‘FEAR OF LETTING MY FAMILY DOWN DROVE ME ON’ SAYS MARVELOUS MARK was last modified: August 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:800 metresdonegalmark englishSwitzerlandZurichlast_img read more


first_imgTHEY have repeated their warnings until they are blue in the face.But Donegal Coast Guard appeals for people not to go out to sea in cheap dinghies didn’t stop more “idiots” taking to the water again.Killybegs Coast Guard staff and volunteers were forced once again to go to the aid of two people who went out to sea – in a dinghy bought for €35 in a supermarket. And the duo didn’t even have lifejackets.This is the FIFTH rescue of people in dinghies off the County Donegal coast in the past four weeks.“We have issued warning after warning and it appears there are still people willing to place their lives and the lives of others at risk,” said a spokesman.“It is idiotic to go to sea in a dinghy without life jackets. We would once again urge people not to behave like this.” Last month Coast Guard officials called on Donegal Daily for fines for people who take to the water without life jackets – or using unsuitable vessels. COAST GUARD FORCED TO RESCUE MORE ‘IDIOTS’ IN A DINGHY was last modified: July 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:coast guardDinghyKillybegsrescuelast_img read more