Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) attempts to drive around Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Reggie Jackson is rounding into form for the Detroit Pistons.Monday night was a positive sign.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jackson played 28 minutes — the most action he has seen since his return.“I could barely breathe in the second half, but that’s all right — my legs are getting better every game,” he said. “Once I get my legs back under me, I’ll be able to play the way I’m used to playing, but tonight was enough to help us get a win.”Randle had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Los Angeles, and Lonzo Ball finished with 15 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. Kyle Kuzma had 20 points and 11 boards.“We were competitive again, and we gave ourselves another chance to win,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “That’s what we ask from these guys. We just came up a little short.”The Pistons led early, but the Lakers rallied behind Kuzma, a Flint native who was supported by a large contingent from his hometown about an hour north of Detroit.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jackson had 20 points in his fourth game back from an ankle sprain, helping the Pistons to a 112-106 victory over Julius Randle and the Los Angeles Lakers.Detroit (34-40) won for the fourth time in five games, but trails idle Miami by five games for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.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 crownWith Blake Griffin reduced to 24 minutes due to foul trouble, reserve Anthony Tolliver added 15 points as the Pistons put six players in double figures. Andre Drummond had 15 points and 18 rebounds and Griffin finished with 15 points.“I don’t know if we’re going to see all of it in these last two weeks, but I know that with Reggie, Blake and Andre, we have the pieces to be really good,” coach Stan Van Gundy said. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 “That was fun,” he said. “It was great to see my family and friends. It was tough to lose, but that was a plus.”Randle and Griffin each picked up three first-half fouls, so they were on the bench when Ish Smith hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to pull the Pistons to 55-53 at the break.Griffin picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter and headed back to the sideline. But the Lakers weren’t able to take advantage of his absence.Tolliver replaced Griffin and scored eight points in the period as Detroit built an 81-76 lead.Tolliver started the fourth with a 3-pointer to put the Pistons up by eight. Griffin was whistled for a fifth foul, but he returned to hit a 3-pointer that made it 102-93 with 3:32 left.TIP-INSLakers: Isaiah Thomas (hip) and Brandon Ingram (groin) were sidelined by injuries. The Lakers had G-Leaguers Thomas Bryant and Gary Payton II active for the game.Pistons: The Pistons held a moment of silence before the game for Grand Rapids Drive guard Zeke Upshaw, who died earlier Monday after collapsing late in a game on Saturday. Grand Rapids is Detroit’s G-League affiliate.DRUMMOND’S DEFENSEVan Gundy wasn’t happy with Drummond’s first-half defense, but acknowledged he picked it up in the second half, including a spectacular play where he stole the ball from Randle on a lob. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “In the first half, he made Ivica Zubac look like Usain Bolt, but he picked it up down the stretch,” Van Gundy said. “There aren’t too many players in this league who can make the play he made against Randle.”UP NEXTLakers: Return home to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.Pistons: Host the Washington Wizards on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Walker comes up big in OT, Hornets top Knicks
Folayang was referring to Gray’s victory recently in the Miss Universe pageant.But an even bigger inspiration lies closer to home as Folayang bared he is expecting another baby. 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 ChrissThe 33-year-old Team Lakay skipper is slated to defend his lightweight world championship against the very fighter he dethroned in 2016, grappling virtuoso Shinya Aoki.“He deserves the shot. I think the rematch makes for a great show,” Folayang added. MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo from ONE ChampionshipEduard Folayang has a little motivation when he stakes his crown against a very familiar foe in a packed and stellar card that ONE Championship will stage in Japan this March.“Of course, it’s another chance to represent the country. Who shies away from that? Also, I don’t want to spoil what Catriona Gray has begun,” Folayang told the Inquirer over the phone in jest in Ilocano. ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Petron thumps F2 Logistics for 2nd straight PSL All-Filipino crown The Japan showpiece set March 31 will feature Xiong Jin Nan and Aung La N Sang defending their respective titles, with MMA superstars Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez making their ONE debuts.The card, titled “A New Era,” marks the first time ONE mounts a showcase in Japan. It will also kick off the flyweight Grand Prix.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
The County Health Officer and Co-chair on the Bomi County Taskforce, Dr. G. Gorbee Logan, has told the Daily Observer that he needs more support for his experiment, which he has used to “cure” at least 10 persons who once tested positive with Ebola.He, however, stressed to the Observer that it was yet too early to say that his experiment was working or works effectively against the deadly disease, which has so far killed over 2000 persons in Liberia alone. He said he determined to carry out the test on as many as 500 patients so as to validate his claim that his self-invented protocol works well against the virus.Dr. Logan administered Lamivudine drug through his protocol to cure the 10 Ebola patients in Bomi County, with several others on medication in the Ebola Treatment Unit.Speaking on Friday at the reunification and certification program of the Ebola disease survivors in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Dr. Logan said, the using of Lamivudine drug on affected Ebola patients was due to some similarity between the Human Immuno Virus (HIV) and the Ebola virus.He explained that HIV is a single stranded ribonucleic acid virus (SS-RNA) while the Ebola virus is the same.According to Dr. Logan, “If this Lamivudine drug can be used to cure hepatitis and also in combination with Zidovudine to treat HIV, and the question then asked was, would this help to cure Ebola virus? when would this research and study be conducted when our people are dying? I decided to try this medication on 15 persons.”According to the U.S. Nation Institutes of Health, Lamivudine is in a class of medications called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by decreasing the amount of HIV and hepatitis B in the blood. Although lamivudine does not cure HIV, it may decrease your chance of developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV-related illnesses such as serious infections or cancer. The drug, when used alone or in combination with other antiviral medications, can cause serious damage to the liver and a condition called lactic acidosis. Therefore it must be prescribed following tests administered by a medical doctor and monitored for side effects on a patient by patient basis. Dr. Logan continued that along the way of trying the medication on 15 patients who blood samples were tested positive at the Liberia Institute of Biomedical Research (LIBR) earlier, 10 survived and the treatment continued up to date for other patients, who still in the ETU.According to Dr. Logan, the Lamivudine drug is in the list of World Health Organization (WHO) essential drugs that is approved for used and he did not manufactured the drug.He explained that only people who come for early treatment can be provided the Lamivudine drug especially from the first day of the symptoms of Ebola to the fifth day, adding that, “Not only Lamivudine drug that is needed to cure Ebola patients and anyone who comes late cannot be given the drug.”According to him, blood samples of the 10 were taken and tested by all professional doctors and nurses including people from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as other international partners working in collaboration with the County Task Force in Bomi.The 10 persons who survived of the deadly Ebola virus disease include: Promise Galakemene, Kula Coleman, Patience Kamara, Susan K. Kamara, Bendu Kamara, Fatee Sheriff, Elizabeth Kundo, Jowel Khovoy, Tenenie Golafaley and Charles Roberts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Ivorian striker Drogba was reluctant to let go of his fourth and final Premier League trophy – Click right for more pictures Chelsea legend Didier Drogba holds the Premier League trophy aloft – Click right for more pictures 6 6 6 6 The League Cup, which Chelsea won by beating Tottenham earlier in the season, was also on the open top bus parade – Click right for more pictures 6 Chelsea’s Premier League title heroes have been showing off their silverware today on the streets of south west London as they went on an open top bus parade.The streets weren’t exactly rammed but plenty of Blues fans were still out in support of their idols who delighted in lifting the trophy on the final day of the season.As you would expect, captain John Terry barely let the prize out of his sight, keeping a firm grip on its handles, although he did briefly relinquish it to allow Didier Drogba some time with it.And you can see some of the best pictures of the parade by clicking the right arrow above… Don’t drop it, Didier! Drogba and John Terry celebrate in front of their fans in west London – Click right for more pictures Manager Jose Mourinho waves to his adoring fans waiting on the streets – Click right for more pictures 6
Check out this incredible goal from Manchester United’s under-21 striker Will Keane on Monday night.The 23-year-old bagged five goals as United thrashed Norwich 7-0 at Old Trafford, but it was his fourth strike that stood out.The Red Devils put out a strong side with Memphis Depay, Andreas Pereira, Adnan Januzaj and the returning Phil Jones all featuring.Depay and Pereira both contributed with assists, with the latter also scoring from the penalty spot. Watch the video below of Keane’s outstanding chip. Should Louis van Gaal call him up to the first team? U21s: Five goals tonight for Will Keane. None better than this beauty… #mufc https://t.co/nJRsADysAW— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 8, 2016 1 Will Keane
Meanwhile, Turkish military movement has intensified, with shelling reported from Turkish areas along the border. Gen. Ilker Basbug, the commander of the Turkish Land Forces, and a group of high-ranking military officials arrived for inspections on Tuesday in Sirnak province on the border, the semi-official Anatolian News Agency reported. Turkish political leaders have seized on a recent jump in the number of killings of Turkish soldiers by the PKK and are applying pressure on the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to act. “From now on, Iraq has to make this choice: PKK or Turkey,” Deniz Baykal, the chairman of the main opposition political party, said Tuesday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.One of Iraq’s two vice presidents, Tariq al-Hashimi, flew to Ankara for discussions with Turkish officials in an emergency effort to defuse the crisis. “The basic issue is to give diplomacy a chance and enable diplomacy to play its role in this critical situation,” al-Hashimi told reporters in Ankara. “We hope to persuade Turkey on this matter.” Al-Dabbagh said other high-level officials would arrive in a special delegation this week. Tom Casey, a State Department spokesman, warned against military action in a briefing in Washington on Tuesday. “I think it’s clear to everyone that unilateral action is not going to be a way to really address the problem that is at the heart of this,” Casey said. ISTANBUL, Turkey – Iraq dispatched one of its vice presidents to Ankara on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to talk Turkey out of a military offensive into the Kurdish region of Iraq. A spokesman for the Iraqi government, Ali al-Dabbagh, said the government wanted an urgent dialogue with Ankara to avoid fighting and to find a diplomatic solution to a worsening crisis along the Iraqi-Turkish border. The Turkish Parliament is on the verge of approving a cross-border offensive to strike Kurdish rebels who carry out attacks in Turkey from northern Iraq. The rebels, members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK, have taken refuge in mountain redoubts on the Iraqi side of the border. They are separatists who want an autonomous Kurdish region in the far eastern part of Turkey. The United States strongly opposes such action by Turkey, a NATO ally, because it would upset the Americans’ strongest allies in the war in Iraq – Iraqi Kurds.
The Ulster ChampsIn what was a fantastic week for Ladies Gaelic Football Donegal have an astonishing FIVE players on Gaelic Life Team of the Week!And we wouldn’t have been surprised if there had of been more.But taking up five berths – one third of the starting line-up – is a wonderful achievement. Congratulations to Termon sisters Nicole and Geraldine Mc Laughlin, Captain Fantastic Katy Herron, All Star Yvonne McMonagle and Player of the Match Aoife Mc Donnell. FIVE DONEGAL LADIES STARS NAMED ON TEAM OF THE WEEK was last modified: July 31st, 2015 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:donegal ladiesFive Playersgaelic lifeteam of the week
Gallagher leaving court after getting bail for an appeal against his prison sentenceA CONVICTED drink driver has been jailed for six months after dangerous driving and refusing to provide a specimen.Sean Gallagher, 44, from Cabra, Churchill, led Gardai on an 18km chase across County Donegal on April 1 this year, Letterkenny District Court heard. Inspector David Kelly said Gallagher sped off in his jeep when he was approached by a garda patrol in the car park outside the Rock Bar, Newmills. It was 2.05am.Inspector Kelly said Gallagher spun his wheels and drove off.What followed was a “15 minute frenzy of dangerous driving” on narrow country roads around Churchill.On several occasions on the 18km route, Gallagher attempted to block the Garda car before finally giving himself up.Gallagher was arrested but was abusive to gardai, telling Garda Paul McGee on several occasions that he would get him.“I know where you live. This is not the end of this,” Gallagher had threatened.When told refusal to provide a specimen could lead to a fine or imprisonment or both, Gallagher responded: “I’ve a good bicycle and I don’t have far to go for a drink.”He also said: “You can’t take knickers from a bare arse.”Inspector Kelly said Gallagher had four previous convictions and was still banned from driving for a previous drink-driving offence.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client wished to apologise to gardai.Judge Kelly said: “This offence took place whilst Gallagher was banned from driving; there was some appalling driving over a distance of 18kms with attempts made to prevent the garda car from overtaking.”He jailed Gallagher for a total of 10 months – six months and four months consecutively – and fined him €500 and banned him from driving for a total of nine years.Gallagher, who is unemployed and lives with his mother, was later freed after lodging €500 and an independent surety of €1,000 pending an appeal.DONEGAL DRINK-DRIVER JAILED AFTER DANGEROUS 18KM CHASE was last modified: July 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:cabraChurchilldrink driversean gallagherThe Rock Bar Newmills
Bailey, who grew up in Pasadena and played for the Panthers youth football club, scored on a spectacular 99-yard run late in the fourth quarter and finished with 199 yards rushing. “It’s a hard night (to describe) because I don’t really celebrate Halloween too much,” Bailey said. “But that night was a special moment. It touched my heart. It was probably one of the best games of my high school career.” ARCADIA — When Arcadia High School senior Audarrius Bailey returns to his old stomping grounds to face Muir High in the teams’ Pacific League football opener on Friday, he most likely will remember the last time he set foot on that field. It was Halloween night of his sophomore year and Bailey put the finishing touches on a 41-26 victory over Muir. On Oct. 31, 1993, Bailey was just a child when gang retaliation in Pasadena resulted in the ambush of nine children who were mistaken for gang members as they left a Halloween party in their costumes. Three children were shot to death and three gang members were later convicted and sentenced to death. Bailey’s older brother, Aurelius, who was 19 at the time, was arrested on murder charges along with the trio that was later convicted. Officials reportedly had less direct evidence linking Bailey to the crime, however. He agreed to a plea bargain after spending two years in jail while awaiting trial. Aurelius Bailey pleaded no contest to three counts of manslaughter and five counts of attempted murder. He was given a 41-year suspended prison sentence and five years probation. The suspended sentence meant he didn’t have to serve prison time because of strict probation requirements. The whole experience had a profound effect on Audarrius Bailey. Because of the ordeal, Bailey’s mother decided to move. She found a tiny apartment in Arcadia and enrolled her son at Arcadia High as a freshman. “She wanted to keep me out of trouble and keep my head on the right track so I wouldn’t get caught up in all that stuff,” Bailey said. “It wasn’t that Pasadena was so bad, but the temptation is there. Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like if we had stayed, but I’m glad we moved. I like the people I’ve met out here.” Aurelius Bailey, whom Audarrius says attends some of his games, had been urging the family to move for some time. “He (Aurelius) didn’t want me growing up in the same surroundings he did,” Bailey said. “He wanted me around good people. He wanted me to have a regular high school life that he never had and to be around people that supported me. “He was just being a big bro.” It turned out to be the right move. Bailey enjoyed an amazing sophomore year. He had a 302-yard game against Glendale, a 222-yard performance against Temple City and a 242-yard effort against Fullerton while rushing for an area-best 1,717 yards and 20 touchdowns. He led the Apaches to a Pacific League championship and won league MVP honors. “He’s one of the best talents that has ever come through here,” Arcadia coach Jon Dimalante said. “It hasn’t always been a smooth transition for him, but he’s maturing and continues to mature and he’s real popular with everyone. He’s got a great heart, and that’s what draws him to people.” Bailey, who suffered through an injury-plagued junior season, still rushed for 1,590 yards and 13 touchdowns and was named Pacific League co-MVP in helping the Apaches to a share of the league title. This season, completely healthy and ready to take the league by storm with Pac-10 schools watching closely, Bailey became a little lazy and it cost him. He fell behind in school work, missed practices and was benched for the first two games of the season by Dimalante even though teammates wanted him to play. “I hated it, I really did,” Bailey said. “But it taught me a lesson, and I appreciate what coach did because he was just looking out for me. It showed that even though you’re one of the key players on the team, you can’t miss practices. “Sometimes I feel like Superman, but nobody here is Superman. They won’t put up with that in college, and I think coach was trying to keep me from getting a big head and he wanted me to focus on my grades.” Some thought Dimalante was being hard on Bailey, but it was obviously a message Bailey needed. A life message, if nothing else. “He could have pouted and turned it into a terrible thing for him, but he did just the opposite,” Dimalante said. “He supported his teammates. I was very proud how he handled it all.” Bailey rooted his teammates on from the sideline during the season-opening 17-12 loss to St. Francis and watched the following week as the Apaches routed Compton Centennial 51-12. “They showed they don’t need me to win,” Bailey said. “It just showed that nobody is bigger than the team.” Bailey has picked up where he left off in the three games since, recording three consecutive 100-plus yard performances, including a 138-yard effort on only 14 carries in a 42-25 loss to Glendora last week. But the real work begins Friday when the Apaches (3-2, 0-0) visit Muir (3-2, 0-0) to begin a league season that Bailey hopes will culminate in the school’s third consecutive league title. “I go back there (Pasadena) on the weekends sometimes and see all those guys at Muir,” Bailey said. “They all talk trash, saying they’re going to stop me and stop this, but I don’t talk. I’ll do my talking on the field.” Bailey hopes what he does on the field leads to a scholarship. He has dreams of playing at UCLA or some other Pac-10 school, but he knows he has to get his grades in order to achieve his goal. Whether he goes to a community college or straight to a university, his eyes light up when asked what it would mean to earn a college degree. ‘’My family, man … they would do back flips, they would be so happy,” Bailey said. “I would be the first from my family to graduate from a university and have a nice life. “After everything my family’s gone through, that would be special.” — Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Nottingham Forest are hoping to sign defender Sam Hutchinson on loan from Chelsea.The 23-year-old has held talks with Forest boss Sean O’Driscoll, who is keen to take him to the City Ground on a season-long deal.But he could now be needed as cover at Stamford Bridge given that Branislav Ivanovic may have to serve a suspension after being sent off in the Community Shield match against Manchester City.Hutchinson retired from the game in 2010 because of a knee injury but made a surprise recovery and returned to Chelsea to sign an 18-month contract in December.See also:McEachran features in Under-21 friendlyTen-man Chelsea beaten by Man CityChelsea boss backs Ivanovic and HazardMcEachran expects six-month loan moveForest boss O’Driscoll confirms interest in signing Chelsea man Chelsea defender close to finalising Nottingham Forest loan moveChelsea confirm Hutchinson loan dealInjury could end Hutchinson’s Forest loanFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook