Kawhi Leonard injury update: Clippers star will return vs. Celtics, team up with Paul George for first time

first_imgFor the first time this season, the Clippers will be able to play their All-Star forwards together.Kawhi Leonard is expected to take the floor against the Celtics on Wednesday night, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ohm Youngmisuk, after missing the Clippers’ previous three games with a left knee contusion. Barring any last-minute setbacks, Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers will finally be able to pair Leonard with Paul George in the starting lineup. MORE: Is Russell Westbrook right about Patrick Beverley’s defense? “It’ll be great,” Clippers center Ivica Zubac said of both Leonard and George being available (via The Athletic’s Jovan Buha). “We’re really good with only Kawhi. We’re really good with only PG. You put them two together, it’s gotta be good. We’ll see it tonight. But I’m really excited.”Kawhi Leonard, who is listed as questionable tonight vs. Boston, is getting shots up at shootaround. We hadn’t seen him at the past two shootarounds here. pic.twitter.com/SsgoikXwgm— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) November 20, 2019Leonard has played in nine of the Clippers’ first 14 games, averaging 26.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.1 steals per game. George, who missed the start of the 2019-20 campaign following offseason surgeries on both shoulders and made his debut Thursday against the Pelicans, has been terrific with Leonard out. The 29-year-old has posted 29.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists while shooting 56.3 percent from the field and 52.2 percent from 3-point range in his first three games. Despite the health issues with their two stars, the Clippers find themselves at 9-5 overall with the sixth-best net rating in the NBA. The Leonard-George duo will start with a significant test, though, as the Celtics enter Wednesday’s contest with the best record in the Eastern Conference (11-2).last_img read more

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England finish third to lose Home Internationals crown

first_img18 Aug 2012 England finish third to lose Home Internationals crown England has lost its grip on the Raymond Trophy after finishing third in the Home Internationals at Glasgow Gailes. Having won the title for the past three years, England surrendered the trophy to Scotland who were crowned champions for the first time since 2006. On the final day, the Scots powered to a 9½– 5½ win over Wales and were then reliant on an English victory over Ireland, which was clinched when Josh White (Chipstead, Surrey) earned England’s eighth point of the match with a 6 and 4 defeat of Richard O’Donovan. That result earned Scotland the Raymond Trophy on countback thanks to their superior ‘goal difference’ after the hosts, Ireland and England all finished on two points each. England made a fine start by beating Wales 9½ – 5½ on the opening day but the crucial result came on day two when Scotland inflicted a 10½ – 4½ defeat, the Scots having lost 7-8 to Ireland in their first match. That left England with an uphill battle and although they beat the Irish 9½ – 5½, it left England, Ireland and the Scots with two wins apiece. Ireland’s hopes of a the ‘Triple Crown’ were dashed as a resurgent England side came back from a 3 – 2 morning foursomes deficit to storm to a 9½– 5½ winning margin, Garrick Porteous setting the tone with a crushing 6 and 4 defeat of Amateur champion Alan Dunbar. So the title was decided on game points which saw the Scots on 27, Ireland with 25 and England 23½. In a disappointing week for England there was one brilliant performance and that came from new cap Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire), who recorded an unblemished six wins from six (image © Tom Ward). No English player has finished with a 100% record in the Home Internationals since Matt Blackey in 1997. The next best performance was by Jamie Rutherford (Knebworth, Hertfordshire), another new cap, with four points from five matches.last_img read more

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Bout two goes Saturday at Selkirk College

first_imgThe second bout of the West Kootenay Roller Derby season is ready to kick off Saturday at the Selkirk College Gymnasium.The doubleheader begins at 5 p.m. with the Dam City Rollers up against the Rossland/Trail Roller Girls. At 7 p.m. Salmo’s Babes of Brutality meet South Slocan’s Valley Vendettas.For more details go to http://www.kootenayrollerderby.com/2013/04/may-11th-double-header-castlegar/last_img

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Female officers donate sports bags to team PNG

first_imgThe STLOs have been an integral part of the security operations of the U-20 Women’s Tri-Nations tournament. The security operation involved three female officers seconded as security team liaison officers to each of the three teams, Japan, PNG and USA.RPNGC chief inspector and U-20 Women’s Tri-Nations senior security liaison Sylvia Reu said the female officers donated 26 Puma sports bags to the PNG team last Saturday at the Bisini Oval after the girl’s training.“The 10 of us put some money together and purchased the bags. We picked the blue-coloured bags because it represented our police colour,” Reu explained.Reu said the Puma sports bags were given to the girls as a show of support for the PNG U-20 team.The PNG team captain Yvonne Gabong received the bags on behalf of the team, saying they were very grateful for the kind gesture by the policewomen.last_img read more

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GoL Settles Doctors’ Salary Arrears

first_imgThe Liberian government has settled the two-month salary arrears of doctors who last week threatened a nationwide strike action if their arrears were not paid within 72 hours.The government without further delay has paid the doctors for the months of September and October, and included November for good measure, thus averting a widespread disruption of medical services throughout the country.A 72-hour ultimatum beginning last Tuesday, Nov. 15, was announced by doctors demanding their salary arrears. Upon receiving the news of the threatened strike action, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was in Morocco attending the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22), appealed to the doctors to show “patience and patriotism” until she returned to the country.However, the Concerned Medical Doctors, the organization representing the doctors, also advised the government to demonstrate its commitment to improving the country’s health care delivery system by procuring basic diagnostic tools and other laboratory equipment for the various hospitals.According to a press statement under the signature of spokesperson Dr. Jonathan Hart, after the arrears were cleared, a roundtable discussion was held with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other major stakeholders in the health sector.“The Ministry of Health is proposing that the National Drug Service be privatized in order to improve delivery of basic and essential drugs to hospitals in the country. On the issues of housing and other benefits for medical personnel, the government promised to improve on what is being done to meet those expectations stating that housing units are being constructed in rural Liberia for health workers,” the statement said. “Also health authorities may negotiate with homeowners to improve the facilities being used and said expenses must be deducted from the cost of lease or rent,” Dr. Hart suggested.As for the primary teaching hospital, JFK Medical Center, the renovation of its famous intern’s dormitory is to commence shortly.Dr. Hart added, “The Ministry of Health already has a national plan for health workers that it has been working on for several months.” Following a few adjustments it will be submitted to the government on behalf of doctors and other medical workers, he said.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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Real estate agent slapped with more fraud charges

first_imgA 22-year-old real estate agent was on Wednesday before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the second time, this time charged with three counts of fraud.Basdeo Persaud, of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD), denied the charges put to him by city Magistrate Fabayo Azore.He denied that he fraudulently obtained a total of $320,000 from Rohini Persaud between January 6 and January 19, 2018 pretending that he was in a position to obtain for her a plot of land.He further denied obtaining $140,000 from Mohani Ramdeen for the same purpose between February 27 and February 30, 2018.The women reportedly filed reports with the Police after they saw a news item about Persaud being charged. Further, Persaud was also charged for committing the same offence on April 10, 2018 against Anarada Persaud, from whom he reportedly obtained $450,000 for allegedly the same purpose. The woman reported to Police that she paid $450,000 to Persaud in two payments. She also reported that when she begun construction, she found out that the land was not up for sale. In court on Wednesday, Persaud was placed on $150,000 bail.On June 11, the 23-year-old was slapped with a fraud charge after he allegedly took $100,000 from Anarada Persaud by falsely pretending that he was in a position to obtain a plot of land.On that charge, Magistrate Judy Latchman released him on $100,000 bail. Police Prosecutor Arwin Moore had told the court that after making the initial down payment, the woman had begun building on the land when she was informed that the land was not for sale.The cases will continue on July 25, 2018.last_img read more

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Gun-toting bandits rob housekeeper

first_imgA Campbellville Housing Scheme, Georgetown, woman is now counting her losses after she was attacked and robbed by two gun-toting bandits after leaving a supermarket on Sheriff Street on Friday afternoon.The 52-year-old was robbed at about 15:00h while heading East onto Fourth Street, Campbellville.According to Police, the victim had just left a supermarket on Sheriff Street and headed East onto Fourth Street, Campbellville then turned onto Stone Avenue when she noticed two males on a bicycle ride up to her from behind and dismount.One of them drew a black handgun from his pants waist and pointed it at her and demanded her handbag. In fear, the woman dropped the bag, and the perpetrators picked it up and escaped West along Forth Street.The women’s handbag valued at $4500, contained her Galaxy J7 cellphone valued $75,000, $12,000 cash and documents.The matter was reported to the Police and an investigation is in progress.last_img read more

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Wendy’s finger hoax ends with plotters in prison

first_img Other interviews showed an increasingly agitated Ayala denying to reporters she put the finger in the chili. “Where would I get a damn finger?” she asked on camera. Forensic tests later showed Ayala never chomped down on the finger. The sentencing followed a 90-minute hearing in which several Wendy’s employees testified, including the man who made the chili and the cashier who helped Ayala on the day she made the claim. The couple must pay about $170,000 in restitution for workers’ lost wages. The judge also ordered them to pay nearly $21.8 million to Wendy’s International and JEM Management, which owns the restaurant. Both corporations agreed not to collect from the couple, provided they never benefit from the ruse. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN JOSE – The Wendy’s finger-in-the-chili story was a running joke on late-night television last year, but it was no laughing matter to the company, its employees – or the judge who handed out stiff prison sentences to the couple who pulled the scam. Anna Ayala, 40, who said she bit into the digit, was sentenced Wednesday to nine years. Her husband, Jaime Plascencia, 44, who obtained the finger from a co-worker who lost it in a workplace accident, was sentenced to more than 12 years. “Greed and avarice overtook this couple,” said Superior Court Judge Edward Davila, adding that the pair had “lost their moral compass.” The two pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to file a false insurance claim and attempted grand theft with damages exceeding $2.5 million. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Although authorities suspected a hoax – in part because the finger was not cooked – word of the stomach-turning find quickly spread around the world. The Dublin, Ohio-based fast food chain claimed it lost $2.5 million in sales because of the bad publicity, and dozens of workers at the company’s Northern California franchises were laid off. Denny Lynch, Wendy’s senior vice president, asked the judge to send a message that “consumer fraud is a serious crime that demands a severe penalty.” In a tearful plea for leniency, Ayala apologized to the courtroom gallery and said the scheme was “a moment of poor judgment.” Earlier, she watched news footage of herself describing how she sat down March 22 with her family at the Wendy’s in San Jose, put crackers in her chili and started eating until she chewed on something “kind of hard, crunchy.” She said she spit it out and realized it was a human finger. “There’s no words to describe what I felt. It’s sick, it’s disgusting,” she said in a clip played before sentencing. “Just knowing there was a human remain in my mouth is tearing me apart inside.” last_img read more

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Stats experts reveal how Premier League table should look after four games

first_img Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? 18. West Ham UnitedReal points = 0 | Expected points = 3.0217. Crystal PalaceReal points = 3 | Expected points = 3.4916. BurnleyReal points = 1 | Expected points = 3.7715. FulhamReal points = 4 | Expected points = 3.7714. EvertonReal points = 6 | Expected points = 4.2613. Leicester CityReal points = 6 | Expected points = 4.3512. Cardiff CityReal points = 2 | Expected points = 4.4011. Brighton and Hove AlbionReal points = 4 | Expected points = 4.6510. ArsenalReal points = 6 | Expected points = 5.629. SouthamptonReal points = 4 | Expected points = 5.638. Manchester UnitedReal points = 6 | Expected points = 5.96 SORRY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won We are four games into the Premier League season and now have to take a break for the return of international football.It has already proven to be a thrilling campaign, with, amazingly, THREE teams still retaining 100 per cent records – Liverpool, Chelsea and, to wide shock, Watford. Bournemouth should be higher in the table than they are in reality latest 4 Manchester City have already dropped points and are playing catch up, while Arsenal and Manchester United are stuck in mid-table after shaky starts to the season.West Ham have their own 100 per cent record – four losses from four – intact, and they are joined in the bottom three by Newcastle and Burnley, who appear to be suffering from a Europa League hangover.But is the real table following expectation and do the stats say this is how the top flight SHOULD be shaping up? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2. LiverpoolReal points = 12 | Expected points = 9.831. Manchester CityReal points = 10 | Expected points = 9.93 whoops The Hornets are flying high at the top of the league silverware How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed 4 Most read in Premier League Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? tense 7. Wolverhampton WanderersReal points = 5 | Expected points = 6.246. WatfordReal points = 12 | Expected points = 6.925. Tottenham HotspurReal points = 9 | Expected points = 7.594. ChelseaReal points = 12 | Expected points = 7.753. BournemouthReal points = 7 | Expected points = 8.26 4 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 predicted Expected goals (xG) is a breakthrough football statistic that attempts to reveal the precise score of every game using the quality of chances created. If a team has a high xG but low goals scored they were wasteful, whereas a low xG but high goals scored suggests they are performing far better in front of goal than they should be.Using expected goals, which you can learn more about here, and data from Understat, we present how the table should look after four games, according to the stats experts.20. Huddersfield TownReal points = 2 | Expected points = 1.9919. Newcastle UnitedReal points = 1 | Expected points = 2.85 REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle have found it hard going this season 4 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Man United are performing almost exactly as expected changes gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img read more

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