Smith fails, Bravo gets two wickets as Lions lose

first_imgHYDERABAD, India (CMC): Dwayne Smith failed with the bat and Dwayne Bravo picked up two wickets as their franchise Gujarat Lions lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) yesterday. Smith struggled to settle down before he was dismissed for one, while Bravo scored 18 from 20 balls as Hyderabad’s seamers restricted Lions to 126 for six from 20 overs at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Aaron Flinch top scored with 51 not out as the Lions’ batsmen were bogged down by the skill of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra and Mustafizur. Smith failed to connect with the first four balls of the match. Three were outswingers which narrowly missed his outside edge while one inswinger struck him on the front pad before he was caught after facing nine balls. His opening partner Brendon McCullum had an uncomfortable stay at the crease until he departed in the eighth over for seven. Lions lost wickets regularly and slumped to 34 for four until a recovery was mounted by Trinidadian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and Aaron Finch who scrambled to put on 45 for the fifth wicket. “We have to give credit where credit is due I think the way Bhuvneshwar bowled his first over. We all know when conditions are in his favour it’s very difficult to play him. He is one of the best swing bowlers in the world and you have to give credit,” said Bravo during the post match news conference. “It was very difficult to score and to contain Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum, two of the most dangerous players; you have to be doing something good. The conditions were very challenging for batting and we just as international players we did not adopt quickly enough.” Shikhar Dhawan gave the chase early momentum and batted through out to be unbeaten on 47 as Sunrisers surpassed the target with six balls remaining. However, Bravo was instrumental in pushing them to the 19th over with figures of two for 14 off three overs while Dhawal Kulkarni also grabbed two wickets.last_img read more

Cavs won’t discipline Hood for refusal to play

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Earlier in the game, rookie Cedi Osman came in with the second unit and played the minutes that had been going to Hood in Lue’s rotation.The 25-year-old Hood is averaging 4.6 points in 17 minutes in the postseason. His playing time dropped in the second round — he began the playoffs against Indiana in the starting lineup — as he struggled with his shot and looked uncomfortable on the floor.Hood scored just 2 points on 1-of-9 shooting in three appearances against the Raptors.The Cavaliers acquired Hood at the Feb. 8 trade deadline from Utah. A first-round pick in the 2014 draft, he averaged 16.8 points with the Jazz, but the 6-foot-8 left-hander has never found his rhythm with Cleveland, which is back in the Eastern Conference finals for the fourth straight season.Lue said he spoke with Hood at Sunday’s practice and that he understood his role.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Froome drops more time as Wellens wins 4th stage of Giro Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ “It’s been tough circumstances as far as the first round and playing now and getting spot minutes more than anything,” Lue said. “He could be better, he knows that. Just need him to be aggressive.”Hood started Game 1 against Indiana, but after the Pacers beat the Cavs by 18, Lue changed his lineup. He swapped Hood with Kyle Korver and Cleveland regrouped, going 8-2 since the change.Hood will be a restricted free agent this summer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Hood feels bad about the incident that happened with 7:38 left in the fourth quarter, and he expressed remorse on Tuesday to team officials about becoming a distraction, said the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.The person said disciplinary actions against Hood “were never a consideration.”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 crownThe Athletic first reported that Hood had angered teammates and others in the organization by rejecting coach Tyronn Lue’s instruction to enter the game.With Cleveland leading 110-80 and on its way to sweeping the series, the Cavs called timeout to replace superstar LeBron James. Lue told Hood to check in but he refused, and guard Jose Calderon peeled off his warmup and jogged to the scorer’s table. The AP observed at least one assistant coach shouting toward Hood. FILE – In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Rodney Hood (1) drives past Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. A person familiar with the situation says the Cavaliers will not fine or suspend forward Rodney Hood for refusing to enter Game 4 against Toronto. The Athletic reported that Hood angered his teammates and others in the organization when he declined coach Tyronn Lue’s request to replace LeBron James with 7:38 left and the Cavs leading by 30. Hood spoke to team officials about the incident Tuesday, May 8, 2018, and will not be disciplined, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of sensitivity.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — Rodney Hood’s playoff problems now extend to off the court.Hood, who has seen his role reduced during his first postseason with Cleveland, will not be fined or suspended for refusing to enter Monday night’s Game 4 blowout win over the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

Tiger Woods believed career was finished before comeback

first_imgTiger Woods of the USA in action during the Pro Am event prior to the start of The Northern Trust at Ridgewood CC, on August 22, 2018 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFPFormer world number one Tiger Woods admitted Wednesday he believed his career was finished before launching his successful comeback to top-flight golf this season.Woods, who was sidelined for nearly two years through a back injury before returning this year, is reported to have privately confided his fears at the 2017 Masters dinner.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Singapore’s Schooling ends golden streak for China and Japan MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I had not golf in my future at that time. I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t sit.”Woods, who is eyeing a strong finish to the season to force his way into the players roster for the Ryder Cup, returned this season after undergoing spinal fusion surgery.Although he has yet to mark his return with a tournament victory, Woods has impressed with five top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour, including his second at the PGA Championship and sixth at the British Open at Carnoustie.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES 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 “I’m done, I won’t play golf again,” Woods is reported to have told a fellow former Masters champion at the traditional event.The remarks were revealed by Britain’s three-time Masters winner Nick Faldo in an interview following Woods’ second-placed finish at the PGA Championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’On Wednesday, Woods confirmed to ESPN that Faldo’s comments were accurate. “Yes, Nick’s correct what he heard because at the time I was done and I didn’t know what I was going to be doing,” Woods said on the sidelines of the Northern Trust Open. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Accused freely gave caution statement – Officer testifies

first_imgThe High Court trial of Vindra Siriram who is accused of murdering the mother of his three children, Shelly Ann Persaud at their Friendship, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home on June 10, 2014, continued before Justice James Bovell-Drakes on Thursday. At the latest hearing, Police Corporal, Detective Cofey Robinson took the stand where he maintained that the caution statement of the defendant was freely and voluntarily given.Murder accused Vindra SiriramCorporal Robinson told the 12-member jury that Siriram appeared normal, was not intoxicated nor was he handcuffed when he gave the statement. Robinson denied that he gave the accused a blank paper to sign and that a black plastic bag was placed over his head. All this he maintained under cross-examination by defence Attorney Damien Da Silva who suggested that the Police made several amendments to the statement.The Police witness admitted that there were changes but claimed that the accused read over the statement. However, Robinson admitted that he never sought to find out if the accused could read or write whilst he was under caution. Justice Bovell-Drakes adjourned the matter to Monday when other key witnesses will take the stand as the prosecution seeks to wrap up the case.According to reports back then, Persaud was found with her head submerged inside a five-gallon bucket of water. It was stated that Siriram and Persaud were heard arguing prior to the woman’s death. A post-mortem examination later revealed that Persaud died as a result of drowning and manual strangulation.The State’s indictment alleges that between June 9 and June 10, 2014, he committed the capital offence. Prosecutors appearing for the State are Shawnette Austin and Seeta Bishundial.last_img read more

Airman gets four years in assault on teen girls

first_imgHe is being held at a facility in Bakersfield. No determination had been made as to where he will serve his sentence. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – An airman was sentenced to four years in confinement after being found guilty of sex charges involving underage girls, Edwards Air Force Base officials said Friday. James Green was found guilty by a seven-member panel of officers on May 4. In addition to the confinement, Green will receive a dishonorable discharge, was reduced in rank from a technical sergeant to basic airman and will forfeit all pay. Green will also have to register as a sex offender. Green was charged with three counts including sodomy and assault of two teenage girls, base officials said. The incidents occurred over a period from July 2005 to March 2006 and were committed on base. Green had been in the Air Force for nearly 14 years and had been at Edwards since 2001. 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

Fire forces evacuation at North Hills apartment

first_imgNORTH HILLS – An early morning structure fire in the North Hills area forced the evacuation of residents from a two-story apartment building, authorities said today. The blaze was reported at 1:10 a.m. in the 9000 block of Orion Avenue in Chatsworth near the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405). Firefighters responded and knocked down the flames in about 15 minutes, a Los Angeles city fire watch commander said. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings160Want 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

Southampton welcome an actual Saint into the family

first_imgThe Pope has announced that Mother Teresa will become a saint in September, 19 years after she died.For those unaware, she was a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor.And the news has been welcomed by Southampton football club, nicknamed the Saints.Have a look at some of the tweets below. 1 Southampton have welcome Mother Teresa into the Saints’ family after it was announced she will be canonised last_img


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Changing demographics in valley

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – When Simon Lee considered moving with his family two years ago from their South Pasadena condominium, his eyes marched north for the rolling hills of Saugus. South Korea-born Lee, 35, said he needed a house – daughter Aileen was turning 3 – and safety, schools and space topped his list. He searched throughout the San Gabriel foothills and in the northern San Fernando Valley, but only found the right mix of all three in a new house in the Tesoro Del Valle tract. “I can’t send her to an expensive school,” said Lee, who would have sent his now 5-year-old daughter to private school had they settled in Los Angeles. “The only thing I can provide is a better living for my daughter. It’s not very hard to decide. “It’s kind of easygoing (in Santa Clarita). No noise – only the fires scare me a little bit,” said Lee, whose new neighborhood backs up to brush-covered forest land. Currently, about 24 percent of the valley is Latino, while Asians made up 6.7 percent. The forecast predicts the Latino population could hit 30 percent by 2015, with Asians also seeing more growth relative to whites and blacks. Among the factors: migration and births, the forecast said. Since 2000, the region’s population has increased by 30,000, of which 60 percent are of new arrivals to the area. They’re attracted by relative safety, quality schools and newer housing stock – most area homes were built within the past 30 years, compared with developments from the 1940s and 1950s in Greater Los Angeles. Then there’s steady appreciation. The October median price of a house was $594,500, 17.8 percent higher than the previous October and just $500 more than a month ago, according to the Southland Association of Realtors. Still, experts predict annual gains to fall below double digits next year as prices rise beyond the reach of most average buyers. Lee studied chemical engineering at University of South Carolina in Columbus, where he met his wife, then returned to Korea for several years before settling in 1999 in Los Angeles. He said he first visited the Santa Clarita Valley four years ago, enticed by a real estate postcard touting affordable new homes. “I had never heard of Valencia,” he said. “I came to check it out.” His current three-bedroom home was priced at roughly $200,000, but he hesitated. Two years later, he bought the same house for about twice that. As for local birth rates, in 1990, Latinos made up just under 20 percent, and the figure was close to 5 percent for Asians out of more than 3,100 births. By 2004, it was 30 percent and nearly 10 percent, respectively, from more than 3,600 births, and the rates continue to trend upward, the forecast said. The rates correlate with state trends. A study released last week by the California Budget Project forecast the number of Latino and white residents in the state will become equal by 2010 – about 39 percent each. Asians will be the second fastest-growing group, with a 48 percent increase by 2020, when about 12.7 percent of the state’s population will be of Asian descent. That picture is emerging at local elementary schools. The Newhall School District, which covers both old Newhall and million-dollar subdivisions west of Interstate 5, hit a demographic milestone this year when the percentage of white pupils fell to 49 percent. It was 80 percent white in 1988. Latinos make up 30 percent, though the figure has flattened over the past six years, which some attributed to a housing shortage in Newhall, Superintendent Marc Winger said. Meanwhile, Asians grew to 8 percent, with Koreans the fastest-growing, he said. The newly opened Oak Hills Elementary serving the Stevenson Ranch and Westridge tracts is 30 percent Asian. “They’ll tell you that they and their real estate agents went up to the Web sites and shopped for schools,” Winger said. Sulphur Springs School District in the valley’s developing east side is now 46 percent white and 37 percent Hispanic, with Asians make up roughly 5 percent, excluding Filipinos and Pacific Islanders. “We’ve had room for new houses and growth,” said Kathy Wright, the district’s assistant superintendent for instruction. “(On a recent campus visit) one of the teachers said our demographics have really changed. It’s been slowly changing, but it’s just been brought to her attention. “That’s what we have in California. You can’t be a community that’s so different from what isn’t so different anymore.” With change comes growing pains. “Within both those demographic groups, we have a significant population of English-language learners,” Winger said. “That’s a huge challenge to bring those kids up to speed. The second challenge is less academic and more social – it’s getting to know someone else’s culture.” It’s already occurring outside the schoolyard. Lee, who co-owns a cafe in Brentwood, recently took over a soup and sandwich cafe on Newhall Ranch Road near Valencia High School from a Czech immigrant. It’s tough competing with the ubiquitous Starbucks and fast-food chains blanketing the valley, but he says he’s in it for the long haul. Besides, it beats commuting to the Westside. “The best part – when you close at 6 p.m., you’re home by 6:02 p.m.,” Lee said. “In Brentwood, you close at 6 p.m., you’re home at 7:20 p.m. “I’m looking at opportunity here. If they don’t relocate the jobs or the high school, I think I can get along. I’m pretty optimistic.” Latinos also are strengthening economic ties with the greater community, beyond the service jobs often associated with the group, Zavala said. “I don’t think you can pigeonhole them,” she said. “I know a lot of people who are in housecleaning service and restaurants, sign shops. Some of them are attorneys or are in their own professions. “When you move throughout the area, it really becomes second- and third-generation. The first generation is still very strong and prominent because of the heritage, but as people in the area (grow), they branch out around the valley.” Friction between old and new does emerge. When rumors surfaced last month that San Fernando-based Latino supermarket chain Vallarta is eyeing an abandoned Albertsons on Lyons Avenue and Old Orchard Road in Valencia, some residents banded together in protest, arguing it’s a bad fit. The storefront, which also received inquiries from Buena Park-based Asian grocery chain 99 Ranch Market, remains vacant. “They’re already there,” said John Marquis, director of finance for Vallarta Markets. “That’s just the reality. There is a significant (Latino) population in Santa Clarita – it’s a market that we feel has been underserved, and that’s why we’re looking to put a store out there.” If Vallarta enters the market, it would be the second Latino grocer in the area after Tresierras, which opened its first store in 1981 on San Fernando Road. The chain is building a second 30,000-square-foot market down the street. For Executive President Arturo Tresierras, whose grandparents founded the grocery in 1944 in San Fernando, the future lies beyond their core Latino audience. “It’s not just a Latino thing – it’s an everyone thing. If you look at what we do, we carry Harris Ranch choice beef. That carries no racial denomination. What we see is the non-Latino embracing what is being offered at our traditional Latino store. “Here’s a Mexican item that’s evolved – tamales. They started out as pork or beef. Then we have a demand from non-Latinos for chicken. So now we make chicken. The lines of distinction are beginning to blur.” Lee also is negotiating a balance between life in Santa Clarita and his heritage. “The first time I got here, I would need to go to Koreatown every other week,” he said. “I needed Korean food. I needed Korean groceries.” He now shops in Granada Hills, along Balboa Boulevard. “They have a couple of Korean markets there. Now I don’t need to go to Koreatown for months. The only thing is a haircut. I can get one there for $10 – $15 with tip. Here it’s $25. That’s the only thing I need to set up.” And there are other concessions. “When we go out now, we go to the Elephant Bar,” Lee said. “My daughter likes it.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The Santa Clarita Valley is still predominantly white, according to several demographic estimates. But more recent arrivals such as Lee are changing the makeup of the region each year. An influx of Asians is notable and attributed to a desire for quality public schools, business opportunities and new homes that fetch more for the money than in some other L.A.-area suburbs. Also, growth in the number of Latinos continues to outpace that of whites and other groups. Dora Zavala, chairwoman of the Hispanic Business Committee of the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce, said Latinos are becoming more entrenched in the local economy, with many second- and third-generation residents living outside the community’s traditional base of downtown Newhall. “They’re adaptive to the growing community,” she said. “It’s expensive to live out here.” The Santa Clarita Valley is home to 237,471, with a median household income of $79,200. In five years, the population could increase another 31,000, with Latinos and Asians among the fastest-growing segments, according to an annual regional economic outlook prepared by Goleta-based California Economic Forecast. last_img read more

Cops suspended over video

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It is shameful, it is offensive, it is sexist, it is homophobic and it is racist,” said Newsom, who directed two city commissions to join the Police Department in its investigation. The matter comes almost three years after a former chief was indicted – and later cleared – in an alleged cover-up after off-duty officers wrestled with men over a bag of Mexican food. Officer Andrew Cohen, 39, who produced the videos, said he was suspended Thursday for posting inappropriate and unauthorized pictures about the department on the Internet. “I don’t know what’s going on,” Cohen told The Associated Press. “I’ve never been in trouble before.” The video spoofs were shot over more than a year, but came to the department’s attention three weeks ago after Cohen showed some clips to a member of the command staff, saying he planned to show them at the station’s Christmas party, according to Delegnes. Cohen was reportedly told “to get rid of them” and then put them up on his Web site, Inside the SFPD. All the officers involved, including a captain, worked at the Bayview Station in the city’s roughest section, an industrial area with a large minority population and high crime rate. Delegnes called the videos “extremely stupid and immature,” but said the skits reflected “the gallows humor of police work” and not the dedication or cultural views of the officers involved. He noted that the actors in the parodies included female, black and Hispanic officers. Cohen’s lawyer and longtime friend, Daniel Horowitz, said his client was slandered by officials who drew attention to the matter and took the videos out of context. “I think they wanted to be the poster children for the politically correct attitudes in the city and they misrepresented the contents of the tapes,” Horowitz said. He said Cohen had permission from the chief to produce videos while on the job “without any content review.” Capt. Rick Bruce, who formerly led the Bayview station but is currently on leave awaiting retirement, is among those under investigation. Bruce appeared in a video called “The Ladies Man,” which spoofed the television show “Charlie’s Angels.” Three gun-toting police women in T-shirts and blue jeans report to Bruce, who sits behind his desk suggestively licking his lips. Through the rest of the clip, a street person, an apparent transvestite and several others tongue their lips in a similar manner and say, “Ohhh, captain.” One of the videos, titled “A day in the life of Hamster and Big Dummy,” portrayed a pair of lazy officers ignoring several dispatches as they read the newspaper, nap in their cruiser and practice martial arts. When gunshots are reported, they race off with their lights flashing and siren wailing – only to show up at a massage parlor the driver had spotted in a magazine ad. The department last drew national attention after former Chief Earl Sanders and several top ranking officers were accused by a grand jury in February 2003 of covering up a late-night brawl between two off-duty officers and two men who refused to hand over a bag of steak fajitas. They were later cleared of conspiracy charges. Sanders retired in September 2003. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – More than a dozen police officers who appeared in videos parodying life on the force were suspended without pay Thursday after the mayor and police chief blasted the vignettes as racist, sexist and homophobic. Police Chief Heather Fong took the action while investigating whether the videos were made on department time and which officers used their patrol cars and other official equipment, both violations of policy, said Gary Delegnes, president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association. The department did not release the names or ranks of the officers, part of a group of 20 from the same station who were expected to be disciplined for an incident that Fong called “egregious, shameful and despicable.” The skits featured uniformed and plain clothes officers making fun of Asians, blacks, women and members of the gay and transgender communities, Mayor Gavin Newsom said. He was particularly offended by a scene showing a white officer in a patrol car running over a black homeless woman. last_img read more