RJ Barrett has triple-double, Duke beats NC State

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers N.C. State: Plays host to Boston College on Wednesday night.Duke: Plays host to the Tar Heels on Wednesday night. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Duke overcame 19 percent shooting from 3-point range by building a 44-26 rebounding advantage and scoring 22 points off N.C. State’s 12 turnovers.Markell Johnson had 16 points and 10 assists, Torin Dorn scored 17 points and C.J. Bryce added 13 points for the Wolfpack (18-8, 6-7), who had their two-game winning streak snapped.BIG PICTUREN.C. State: The Wolfpack played like a team that believed it could beat Duke — because they had, winning each of the last two meetings — and kept coming up with an answer when the Blue Devils tried to pull away. But their struggles to keep Duke from scoring in the paint — the Blue Devils had 58 points there — kept them from their first three-game winning streak in the series since 1987-88.“You’ve got to cut down on your mistakes and you’ve got to be able to rebound the basketball,” N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts said. “But I like my team. We’ve fought and competed against every team in this league.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Duke’s RJ Barrett (5) celebrates after a score while North Carolina State’s Torin Dorn (2) looks on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)DURHAM, N.C. — RJ Barrett always seems to do it all for No. 2 Duke. This time, it showed up on the stat sheet.The freshman had the program’s first triple-double in 13 years, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists in the Blue Devils’ 94-78 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Duke: The Blue Devils didn’t need a rally in this one, unlike their victory at Louisville four nights earlier in which they stormed back after trailing by 23 with less than 10 minutes left. They kept one neighborhood rival at arm’s length all night — though they never really delivered a knockout blow — and now they can focus on a bigger one: No. 8 North Carolina, which comes in Wednesday night.STAR WATCHBarrett did everything for Duke except turn the ball over — this was his first game with zero turnovers. “I’ve been having so many turnovers lately, so I’m really happy for that,” he said. He’d flirted with triple-doubles twice before, finishing three assists shy of one against Stetson in December and was one assist short of one last month in the home loss to Syracuse.IN THE SEATSThere was even more buzz inside Cameron Indoor Stadium for this one, with boxer Floyd Mayweather sitting directly behind the Duke bench and next to former Blue Devils guard Quinn Cook. Among the handful of other NBA players in attendance was Minnesota’s Tyus Jones, the older brother of the current Duke point guard, and Phoenix’s T.J. Warren, a Durham native and former N.C. State star who was in the stands with NBA All-Star Weekend taking place 2 hours away in Charlotte.“I think that’s just the Duke effect,” Williamson said. “You’ve got to understand, (Mike Krzyzewski) is the greatest coach of all time, so a lot of people want to just come and experience Cameron. We appreciate Floyd and especially the former players who came back, because you know, they’re part of the brotherhood.”HE SAID IT“Why are they talking about me? Oh my gosh. I guess it’s dope. I mean, those are two of the best players in the league. But I mean, I’m hoping to be there competing against them next year,” — Williamson, when he was told that LeBron James and Stephen Curry were talking about him at NBA All-Star media day. Williamson has not formally announced his plans for next season.“He’s very advanced, and he’s very young, and he’s going to be here a very short time,” Krzyzewski, on Barrett.UP NEXT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Zion Williamson scored 32 points on 12-of-16 shooting and Tre Jones added 13 to help the Blue Devils (23-2, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their ninth straight.“My teammates were obviously finishing, and it was great to play with them, especially Zion especially at the end, just grabbing everything, finishing everything,” Barrett said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBarrett became the fourth Duke player with a triple-double and the first since Shelden Williams in January 2006. He completed it in the final minute, hitting Williamson for a layup that put Duke up 90-74.“I wouldn’t say satisfying, but I’m glad I could help, because he is my brother,” Williamson said with a smile. “If it was anybody, I’m glad it was me.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more



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Eminent Bassonians Linked to Belgian’s Murder

first_imgThe Prosecution’s first witness in the ongoing murder trial at Criminal Court ‘A,’ on Tuesday, April 1, linked several prominent citizens of Grand Bassa County to the death of   Michel Bruno, a Belgian national.Witness Junior Johnson alleged a meeting held among the defendants, one of them, Arthur Crusoe, told his friends about a carton of single-barrel guns offered them by some prominent individuals in the County for the operation that killed Bruno.Bruno, then plantation manager of Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC) in November 2007, was shot and killed with a single-barrel gun by the defendants, which claim the accused denied when they appeared before the Court.During the meeting, Crusoe allegedly disclosed to his colleagues that “our big, big people sent us a carton as a means of informing us about the seriousness of our land that has been illegally occupied by LAC,” Johnson quoted defendant Crusoe when he testified on Tuesday.Johnson did not name the prominent citizens; neither did he say anything about being a part of the meeting.In his testimony, witness Johnson further alleged, “I was hiding and watching them when the discussion to kill LAC managers was held.”According to him, at the meeting he heard the defendants shouting: “This gunshot is to bring Bruno the hog, down. If we kill him, LAC will be afraid to expand their company’s project in our District #3.”Before their gathering, Johnson said, he met one of the defendants—Musa Dobai and a man he identified as “Papay”— holding discussions about the meeting at LAC’s junction.It was during that meeting of the two, Johnson claimed, that Dobai informed Papay about their meeting in Gardowhien Town.It had been at the mentioning of Gardowhien Town, that Johnson had decided to secretly follow them, he said.He also named the head of the council of chiefs in the area as one of those at Crusoe’s meeting.“At the meeting, the [head of the] Council of Chiefs asked the men what was in the carton and suggested that they opened it,” Johnson further explained.Following the chief’s suggestion, Dobai advised Crusoe to open the carton; he did.“When the carton was opened the council chief shouted: “it is single-barrel gunshots,” Witness Johnson said he heard the Chief say from his secret hideout.After that, the chief told them that he was not going to be a part of the plan.He quoted the chief as saying, “What you are doing, I am not part of it.Since I have been living in our district, I never saw LAC and our district people fighting over land issue.”When the chief expressed his dissatisfaction about the plan, according to Johnson, “Crusoe instructed him to go away from them, because they were going ahead with their plan. Crusoe later distributed the gunshot among the defendants and told them that they were going to set an ambush the following day for the operation,” Johnson alleged.  “I left the area and reported all what they said to my boss man, Bruno. I even begged him not to go to the area because an ambush was there for him. He informed me that he was going to give the people US$10,000 the next day to quiet down the confusion.”Surprisingly, he and the other managers fail to heed my advice and they went ahead to the area, where he was shot and killed instantly.“That morning, when I woke up, I saw Bruno and the other managers going to the area where the ambush had been set. They left and I heard a gun sound after five minutes.”“When we got there we saw Bruno’s body lying on the ground with bullet wounds,” witness Johnson explained.    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more



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Construction worker hacks wife, son to death

first_img…severs mother’s hand and fingersA cutlass-wielding drug addict went berserk Friday morning and chopped his three year-old son and wife to death at their Crane, West Coast Demerara home.The woman and her son a few months backThe construction worker carried out the brutal attack at about 06:00h, leaving his little son Christopher Ganesh and wife Vanessa Sookram dead. His mother Jennifer Montizore was also injured and her condition has been listed as serious. Her right-hand was severed as well as her fingers on the left hand.Reports are that the child was found on the bed while his mother was covered in blood on the floor in the shack in which they lived. The child was chopped in his abdomen while his mother was chopped some 20 times.After committing the act, the suspect, Suresh Ganesh, 29, escaped from the scene and went to another relative at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, where he related what occurred. The relative then attempted to get Ganesh to surrender but he too was attacked and injured.The Police were summoned and upon approaching the suspect, they were attacked by the man who was carrying a cutlass. In retaliation, the Police discharged a round hitting him to the hip.He was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was treated and taken into custody.When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, the small shack was cordoned off. Blood stains were seen on the grass and sand in the yard.Ronald Willis, a relative of the murder suspect explained that at about 06:00h, Ganesh called out to his mother, who resides in the front house and asked her to bring over bread and a cup of tea. The mother prepared the breakfast and walked over to the man’s house.As she entered through the front door, the man launched his attack.The woman was chopped to the hand but she managed to escape. “As we de walking out with he mother, he run behind we and chopped off she hand and pelt another chop and tek off she fingers from the other hand…”, Willis stated.He added that the woman was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital and was admitted.“While dem carrying she to the hospital, we went back to the house to see what going on but when he reach we nah see he so as we push the door open, we see the lil boy lying on the bed with his guts outside… he wife was on the ground and full ah blood.”Upon realising that both mother and son were dead, they contacted the Police. Both the woman and the child were taken to the WDRH where they were pronounced dead on arrival.Ganesh and Sookram have been together for the past seven years and their union resulted in two children. The other child was at a relative’s house nearby. The couple, Guyana Times understands would have regular arguments.At the home of the dead woman’s parents, they refused to comment on the death of the young lady and the child. A source recalled that her family never agreed to the union and as such, they distanced themselves.While the motive for the attack has not been established, persons in the neighbourhood told Guyana Times that the young man is a nuisance. One man, who asked to remain anonymous, explained it was due to his attitude and bad behaviour, that the now dead woman’s relatives were sceptical about the relationship. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more



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‘Blackburn could get lucky and a Liverpool player could see red’ – FA Cup preview

first_imgLiverpool v Blackburn is live on talkSPORT from 4pmFormer Blackburn striker Kevin Gallacher spoke to Georgie Bingham and Quinny on the Weekend Sports Breakfast previews Rovers’ quarter-final trip to Anfield.The Championship side have seen off Premier League opposition in the shape of Swansea and Stoke and will be relishing the trip to Merseyside, Gallacher said.‘IT’S A NO LOSE SITUATION’ – RHODES PUT PRESSURE ON REDSWhat do you think the score will be?last_img



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Jose Mourinho raves about ‘top-class’ Manchester United debutant

first_img Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action for Manchester United Jose Mourinho has praised Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly following their Manchester United debuts in the 2-0 pre-season win over Championship new-boys Wigan.The Armenian attacker, who arrived from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract earlier this month, played the opening 45 minutes of the victory, and was one of the bright sparks in a fairly laid back performance from the Red Devils.He was not on the pitch when either goal was scored – Will Keane and Andreas Pereira netting in the second half – but his performance was well received by United fans, and his new manager at Old Trafford.VIDEO: Keane and Pereira score for Man United in pre-season! Watch the goals here“Mkhitaryan is a top-class player and currently at the best stage for a footballer – 27/28 years old,” Mourinho told MUTV following the game.“He is magnificent the way he thinks about football, he thinks very quickly and it’s so sweet how he touches the ball. He can play in different positions behind the striker. He doesn’t have the sharpness yet but his performance was very positive.”Fellow summer signing Bailly also made his first United appearance at the DW Stadium, playing 82 minutes at the heart of the defence alongside Daley Blind first and then Phil Jones.He was rarely troubled during his time on the field of play, but Mourinho was suitably impressed by his showing, and believed the fans were also happy with what they saw from the 22-year-old Ivorian international.The United boss continued: “With Eric, the way the fans showed how much they liked his performance when I changed him is enough.“Of course he is a very young boy coming from a very different environment, but you could see what he is at this moment. I will give him everything to try to make him better and better like I did with other central defenders I’ve had in my hands. He has showed the potential we saw when we decided to buy him.”SEE ALSO: ‘Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be the signing of the season!’ Manchester United fans react to new signing’s debut 1last_img read more



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HUGE CONCERN AS LARGE NUMBER OF SENIOR DONEGAL GARDA TO RETIRE

first_imgThere are now major concerns about Garda manpower and community relations in Letterkenny following the disclosure that many of the town’s most senior members are to retire soon.Donegaldaily.com has learned that a number of the most experienced officers in Donegal are to stand down at the end of the year.They include Sgt Mick Foy, Inspector Sylvie Henry and Garda John Rouse amongst others. Another well-known and highly-respected community officer, Garda Gerry Davenport, retired just a few weeks ago.The officers are leaving in line with the terms set out in the Croke Park Agreement.The retirements come as statistics show a dramatic increase in the number of burglary cases and assaults in the Letterkenny District.Long-time community activist, former town councillor and Peace Commissioner PJ Blake warned there will be a huge void left by the retirements. He said no money could buy the experience offered by Gardai who had lived among the community for decades.“I think this is going to be a real problem. With all due respect, I don’t think many people know the young Gardai.“People from the town know many of these retiring Gardai on first-name terms and have huge respect for them.“They know if they are in trouble of any kind they can go to them.“I’m very concerned about the force in Letterkenny and in Donegal with these retirements,” he said. EndsHUGE CONCERN AS LARGE NUMBER OF SENIOR DONEGAL GARDA TO RETIRE was last modified: October 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:Gardailetterkennyretirementslast_img read more



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USAIN BOLT TELLS HIS DONEGAL MANAGER: ‘I’M QUITTING IN 2016’

first_imgATHLETE Usain Bolt has confirmed he plans to retire after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.It’s understood he told his manager – Milford man Ricky Simms pictured right – of his decision several weeks ago.The fastest man in history told a press conference in Brussels that he hoped that in future people would mention him in the same breath as Pele and Muhammad Ali. The 27-year-old said: “If I’m in great shape and I go (to Rio) and do what I have to do, I think it would be a good time to retire on top and having dominated for so long.”Despite winning the 100m and 200m at last month’s World Championships, the Jamaican admitted that he had struggled with motivation earlier this season.“I couldn’t find that goal, that drive to get going again,” he said.“I sat down and thought to myself: what do I really want? And what can I do in this sport some more?” The star said he picked himself up.“I’ve made up my mind that if I want to be among the greats of Ali, Pele and all these guys I have to continue dominating until I retire,” he said.“I’m really focused on getting every season correct, trying not to get injured, and just continue dominating so at the end of my career people will put me among the greats.”  USAIN BOLT TELLS HIS DONEGAL MANAGER: ‘I’M QUITTING IN 2016’ was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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)last_img read more



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Bruins vs. Trojans bets fly on council

first_imgSchool pride took over at Los Angeles City Hall on Friday as officials prepared for today’s USC-UCLA game with a series of bets on the outcome. Most officials targeted Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a University of California, Los Angeles, graduate, with University of Southern California graduates Councilmen Bernard Parks and Greig Smith leading the way. Parks, who has been wrapping himself in a cardinal-and-gold scarf for the past year, said the game’s outcome will affect no less than the “social fabric of our city.” If UCLA wins, Parks said, he will give the mayor two tickets to the 2009 opening game of the National Football League at the Coliseum as well as some more tangible items: baked goods from the Hostess factory, dance lessons from the Lula Washington dance theater, and dinner at Phillips BBQ. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Parks said if UCLA wins, he also would agree to wear a UCLA jersey at a council meeting. Smith was less generous, offering the mayor a gift certificate from Les Sisters Southern Kitchen in Chatsworth as well as lunch at the historic Munch Box in Chatsworth. For his part, Villaraigosa said he was prepared to defend his school’s honor. “Bernard Parks is offering me a pair of tickets for a team that’s not here yet,” Villaraigosa said. “If UCLA loses, I’ll get him a box to watch professional football.” The mayor said if his alma mater loses, he also would agree to wear a USC cap and scarf during a planned repainting of the Hollywood sign. 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



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Mityana Ssaza ground to host Bika finals

first_img Tags: Bika football tournament Nte defeated Ffumbe in Luwero to win the 2017 title (Photo by Agency)The finals of the 2018 Bika  bya Baganda football tournament  are going to be played from Mityana Ssaza grounds on Saturday 25th August 2018.They are going to be graced by His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi.The quarter finals are kicking off on Monday 9th July 2018 with only 8 teams left to battle for the trophy at  Wankulukuku stadium.The first quarter final match will be between Ffumbe and Butiko at 2pm while the record trophy holders Mmamba Gabunga and Nkima do battle at 4pm.Defending champions Nte lost to Ngo on penalty kicks on Monday and their dreams of retaining this year’s Bika Football Tournament where shattered.On Wednesday 11th July, Mbogo will play Mmamba Kakoboza while Ngo will face off with Mpindi at the same venue.BIKA FOOTBALL PAST WINNERS: 1950:Mbogo1951:Ngabi Nsamba1952:Mmamba Gabunga1953: Not Held1954:Not Held1955:Kkobe1956:Mmamba Gabunga1957: Nyonyi Nyange1958: Ngeye1959: Mmamba Gabunga1960: Ffumbe1961: Bbalangira and Kkobe1962: Nkima1963: Not Held1964: Mmamba Gabunga1965: Mmamba Gabunga1987: Ngabi Nsamba1988: Lugave1989: Mmamba Gabunga1990: Lugave1991: Ngeye1992: Ngeye1993: Nkima1994: Mmamba Gabunga1995: Lugave1996: Mpindi1997: Nnyonyi1998: Lugave1999: Lugave2000: Mpologoma2001: Ngo2002: Mpologoma2003: Mmamba Gabunga2004:Lugave2005: Ffumbe2006: Mpindi2007: Ngabi Nsamba2008: Kkobe2009: Ffumbe2010: Nte2011: Mmamba Gabunga2012: Ngeye2013: Ngabi Nsamba2014: Mmamba Gabunga2015: Mbogo2016: NteComments last_img read more



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Children to remain in hospital overnight after Aura swimming pool incident

first_imgTwo children are being kept in Letterkenny University Hospital overnight following an incident earlier at the Aura Leisure Centre.One young boy is in the hospital’s intensive care unit and another young boy is in the paediatric ward and will be kept overnight for further assessment.The families of the two boys have confirmed that the injuries are not life threatening. The emergency plan at the hospital was put in place for a short time and stood down some time later following the incident, which occurred around noon.A large fleet of emergency services personnel rushed to the scene when several people, most of them children, fell ill after taking a reaction to the water.Up to 60 children were assessed and treated on-site after the entire centre evacuated.Six children presented to LUH showing various symptoms. One was admitted to ICU with others in the paediatric department. At least two of those are being kept in overnight, their families have confirmed.A statement posted on the Aura Letterkenny Leisure Centre social media pages earlier claimed that ‘they have since been released’.A parent, who was in the viewing gallery at the time, described witnessing ‘a green liquid spraying into the pool’.“My three children were in the pool and my son said he was diving when he saw a dark fluid coming out in the pool under the water,” one mother told Donegal Daily.The Aura explained the incident in a statement: ‘Earlier today an issue arose where backwash (which is pool water that is contained in the filtration system) leaked back into the pool which caused some cloudiness and gave rise to foul odours.’ Emergency services described the scene as a ‘major incident’ to this website, while a subsequent statement from the Aura group noted a ‘minor incident’ and added: ‘purely as a precautionary measure the ambulance services were alerted’.Children to remain in hospital overnight after Aura swimming pool incident was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Aura Leisure CentreICUletterkennyLetterkenny University Hospitalpaediatricslast_img read more



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