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Photos | Golden State Warriors agony of defeat as Toronto Raptors win NBA Championship

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.The Warriors fell agonizingly short in their 114-110 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Thursday.After winning three NBA championships in the previous four years, they were denied their fourth on their home court. Fans roared at Roaracle, but it wasn’t enough to make up for an injured Kevin Durant and the loss of Klay Thompson to a torn ACL in the third quarter after he scored 30 …last_img read more

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‘Frustrated’ Gavina would love to keep Kia’s No. 1 pick

first_imgRead Next “I can’t confirm it. I’m learning just as much as everyone else as I read things and hear about things as well. I’m asking my management also, like, ‘Is this true?’ You just kind of wait it out and see what happens,” he said.Gavina is keeping his fingers crossed that the deal won’t push through.“Nothing’s set in stone. I don’t know what the board’s going to do, whether they’re going to accept it or not, so whether we keep it is a tossup right now. I’d love to keep it, but you know, there’s some higher powers that be that might not agree.”Gavina, however, knows he is at the mercy of the Kia management and said that just like in the past, he has to make do with what he has in his lineup.“Honestly, it’s not as if I haven’t been in this position before. When I first took over, we gave up our pick and we got legitimate veterans for it, and wind up having a great season,” he said, referring to the time when the team traded second overall pic Troy Rosario to TNT for Aldrech Ramos and Nino Cañaleta back in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ “On a scale of one to 10, [my frustration is] maybe a 12,” he said.Gavina was at the PBA Draft Combine on Monday, trying to keep a straight face while discussing the possible moves of his team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReports said that Kia is getting a bunch of San Miguel reserves, a future first rounder, and a boat load of cash in exchange for the No. 1 pick.Gavina, though, did not want to comment on the reported deal and said even he is left in the dark when it comes to management’s moves. View comments Stephen Curry fined $50,000 for tossing mouthguard at official LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kia coach Chris Gavina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAt this point, nothing surprises Kia coach Chris Gavina anymore.That’s why he couldn’t hide his frustrations following the news about the Picanto’s latest head-scratching move to ship trade the rights to this year’s top pick to San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP “In my position, you got to kind of live with what you can get sometimes and really, just look to how we’re going to improve with what we have. It comes down to really development. We’ve already started with our skills training as early as last week, probably the first team that came back, so we move forward from there,” he said.“So whatever the case happens, whether we get Christian or not, I think as long as we get some veteran leadership on the team with championship experience, I think we’ll be able to form a formidable team next year.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

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WESTERN SUBURBS RAISE $ 20,000 FOR CHARITY IN FUNDRAISING LAUNCH

first_imgWestern Suburbs Touch Association hosted a gala dinner to launch their Vawdon Cup season and raise money for the Westmead Children’s hospital on Saturday 27 July 2007 at the Massey Park Golf Club, Concord.Respected sports author, Sydney premiership winning Rugby Coach, and Rugby’s ‘unofficial poet laureate’ Peter ‘Fab’ Fenton was the Master of Ceremonies and special guest speaker at the black tie event.Rugby League superstar and former Wests “old boy” Benji Marshall, and Wests Tigers Rugby League gun Bronson Harrison joined the Sydney TAB Swift’s triple Commonwealth Bank Trophy winning netball coach Julie Fitzgerald, and star players Jackie Murphy and Chelsea Pitman in attending the dinner that raised over $ 20,000 for the Westmead Children’s hospital.Guest speakers included the irrepressible Fenton, Lebanon World Cup Assistant Coach Paul Sfeir, Australian Men’s 30s Assistant Coach Emmanuel “Budgie” Bughiar, and the “blackest of the black cats,” Australian Mixed Open skipper Tony Eltakchi.A sports memorabilia auction was held with items such as signed Australian, NSW, and club Rugby League jerseys, signed cricket bats by Australian Cricket Captains and World cricketing legends, Sydney TAB Swifts items, and a plethora of memorabilia from across the sporting spectrum went under the hammer to raise funds for the most worthy of causes.The big hearted Magpies had resolved to do something special this Vawdon Cup season to honour the memory of 2006 Wests Clubman of the Year Matthew Essey, who sadly passed away in May 2007 after waging a brave three year fight against cancer.Matthew’s passion for his family, friends, Touch Football, and the Magpies was matched only by his generosity of spirit towards others.Despite the debilitating nature of Matthew’s illness, the popular Lebanon, Mets, and Wests Manager maintained his positive outlook and iron will commitment to making a difference.In failing health, Matthew organized a charity fundraiser for the Millennium Foundation that raises funds for Cancer research and the Westmead Hospital.Sadly, Matthew passed away before seeing his fund raising efforts bare fruit, but the evening was a spectacular success, a sell out in fact, with a huge amount of money being raised to ensure the good fight against the insidious condition would continue in the future.West’s stalwart Emmanuel “Budgie” Bughiar, who has been at the Magpies club since 1981 said that the Millennium Foundation Dinner which was attended by many of the Wests players was a motivating factor in deciding upon a direction for the Magpies 2007 Fundraising efforts.“We were all saddened by Matthew’s passing…there is no doubt it’s had a profound effect upon our club. The endless work he did to try to raise money to fight for other people to have a better life was inspiring and humbling to the rest of us. Matthew’s work needed to be continued. He gave so much to us and we really wanted to honour him and pay him the highest level of respect possible by going on with the job for him. We were stoked that the night went off so well, it was a very special evening and showed the spirit and strength of character of our club members. Everyone was there, and I reckon Matthew would have been so proud of it all,” Bughiar said. The fundraising dinner was also the launch for the Western Suburbs 2007 Vawdon Cup season with the announcement of the Premier League Teams in Men’s and Women’s divisions.The Wests Men’s Premier League Team’s 2007 jerseys proudly display on one sleeve a list of club champions, and on the other sleeve, a poignant reminder of their treasured mate Matthew.“Matthew Essey” is etched on the sleeve as a mark of respect and a source of constant inspiration for the Magpies, who have dedicated this season to Matt’s memory. New South Wales Touch Association President, Mr. John Howard and the entire Wests Magpies club community – players, officials, coaches, and supporters, showed their commitment and respect for the values that were at the core of Matt Essey’s existence by attending the event in droves. Inspired by Matthew’s endless acts of generosity and initiatives, Western Suburbs have instigated the Annual Fundraiser for the Westmead Children’s Hospital to coincide with their Vawdon Cup Launch.Each year, the club will select a high priority treatment item to raise funds for then donate to the hospital.In 2007 the club will purchase two Corometrics Monitors (approximately $9,000 each). These specialist monitors alert parents and carers when an infant stops breathing.The fetal monitor also records heart rate and oxygen levels that are vital in the early detection of distress in infants.  The machines have the capability of transferring data to a specialist via the Internet, or a telephone line for real time care. Westmead Children’s Hospital had requested nine of these units at the beginning of the year, and until last week, had none. Thanks to the inspiring life example and lasting memory of a cherished friend, and the commitment of a close knit Touch Association, Westmead Children’s hospital now have two of the life saving devices on the way.9-0 is a daunting challenge in anyone’s language!That is, to anyone except the Wests Magpies club.You can just see “Sfeiry”, “Budgie”, “Stanto”, “Rushy”, and the boys doing the math… like in a tough game with their backs to the wall… two monitors down, seven to go, pegging back the deficit, play by play, until their heart, courage, refusal to go quietly, and passionate commitment to the cause wins out… conceding defeat is never an option.In the Magpies, Westmead Children’s Hospital couldn’t have a better group of people fighting the good fight on their behalf…Wests, the 2006 State Cup champions in the Men’s Open division, have begun the 2007 Vawdon Cup in fine style with two wins from two starts. Sure the guys can’t find their water bottles, the sub box is a mess, and Sfeiry is getting a little more agitated with the referees than he used to when he had Matt’s wise counsel on the sidelines, but the boys are sticking together, playing well, and with Matt’s name in clear view, they are digging deeper and literally wearing their hearts on their sleeves.There is little doubt that Matthew Essey, watching down from his vantage point in heaven would be well pleased with the start his beloved Magpies have made.What would make Matthew Essey even prouder though, is the fantastic spirit, selflessness, commitment, and generosity his club mates have shown in picking up the ball and going forward hard to continue the work that underpinned his life.If you would like to contribute to Wests 2007 Fundraising efforts for the Westmead Children’s Hospital, please contact Emmanuel Bughiar on 0418694318 for further details.last_img read more

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2008 X-BLADES NTL SEEDINGS RELEASED

first_imgAs the countdown to the 2008 X-Blades National Touch League continues, the event is beginning to take shape following the receipt of team nominations and release of seedings. For more information please see the 2008 X-Blades NTL website at http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-907-0-0-0last_img

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Rep Wozniak votes to deliver guaranteed savings to Macomb County drivers

first_img Categories: Wozniak News House approves long-overdue bipartisan no-fault solutionState Rep. Doug Wozniak of Shelby Township today joined House colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver guaranteed rate relief for drivers across the state.The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and combating fraudulent claims to help lower costs. The plan still allows those currently using unlimited PIP coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it.“Although not perfect, the bipartisan compromise made with the governor is a great first step in delivering much-deserved rate relief to Macomb County drivers and motorists across Michigan while maintaining best-in-the-country medical coverage,” Wozniak said. “In time, we can work further on the system and generate more ideas while saving drivers a significant amount of money at the same time. I will continue to fight for enhanced unlimited benefits for our Michigan residents.”Senate Bill 1 now advances to the Senate for final legislative approval and will soon be headed to the governor for her expected signature. 24May Rep. Wozniak votes to deliver guaranteed savings to Macomb County driverslast_img read more

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Channel 4 has integrated its All 4 ondemand servi

first_imgChannel 4 has integrated its All 4 on-demand service with Google Assistant across Google’s family of Home devices.The step means that All 4 viewers can use Google Home and Google Home Mini devices to ask the Google Assistant to play shows from All 4 on Chromecast.“We have a great track record in partnering with platforms on new innovations, so we’re really excited to be able to launch our first major voice integration with Google, enabling viewers to watch Channel 4 shows quickly on their big screens at home,” said Carl Pfeiffer, head of distribution and platform partnerships, Channel 4.Edward Kenney, head of UK product partnerships, Google Home, added: “We are delighted that Channel 4 viewers in the UK will be able to easily access their favourite TV programmes using simple voice commands. One of the joys of Google Home is to assist in making life’s tasks easier, simpler and more fun for everyone.”last_img read more