Raptors’ Casey on hot seat after third playoff loss to Cavs

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lowry called LeBron “one of the greatest players to ever play the game.”Despite his disappointment, DeRozan said he won’t shy away from the challenge of facing James.“As a competitor, we want to go up against that because the story is sweeter once you dethrone a great,” DeRozan said.Unfortunately for the Raptors, they’re still looking for a way to unseat King James.Here are some other things to watch as the offseason begins:BENCHEDToronto’s deep bench was held in check by Cleveland, which made sure to match LeBron against the Raptors’ reserves.“We pretty much shredded almost every bench in the NBA throughout the regular season,” VanVleet said. “We just didn’t get it done in the playoffs. Kind of true to our team in terms of underperforming when it mattered the most.”PAINFUL PLAYOFFSVanVleet, who injured his right shoulder in the regular-season finale and missed most of the first round, admitted he dealt with lingering pain throughout the playoffs. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ View comments Baptism of fire Toronto’s postseason fizzled out against a familiar foe on Monday night when James and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off back-to-back second-round sweeps of Toronto. It’s the third straight year the Cavs have bounced the Raptors from the playoffs.After a franchise-record 59 wins, good for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, it was as tough a defeat as DeRozan has endured.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 crown“This is probably the toughest, most frustrating, difficult, lowest feeling I’ve had,” DeRozan said Tuesday. “You get to that point where you’re standing firm through everything and you feel like you can’t get knocked down again, and you realize you do get knocked back down again. It’s kind of the worst feeling.”Teammate Kyle Lowry was equally gloomy, calling it a “wasted year” in spite of Toronto’s historic achievements. Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey gestures against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)TORONTO — To DeMar DeRozan, regular-season and playoff basketball are as different as checkers and chess.In LeBron James, DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors keep running into the ultimate grandmaster. Their inability to beat him might force coach Dwane Casey into a cruel checkmate.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ “I’ve been lying to myself for the last two, three weeks just because I had plans on playing into June,” VanVleet said. “It was something I just got accustomed to.”VanVleet plans to visit a specialist in New York City within the next week to ensure his playoff minutes didn’t cause further damage to his shoulder.FRED’S FUTUREA restricted free agent this summer, VanVleet said he’d be happy to remain a Raptor.“I love it here,” he said. “This is the place that gave me a chance, gave me an opportunity. I’m a loyal guy, I always have been. Hopefully things work out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Toronto’s deepest playoff run came in 2016 when it lost to the eventual-champion Cavaliers in a six-game Eastern Conference Finals.Neither Casey nor team president Masai Ujiri spoke to reporters Tuesday. Ujiri is expected to speak later this week, but no date has been set.On Monday, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said it would be “absurd” for the Raptors to fire Casey.Neither Lowry nor DeRozan directly endorsed Casey on Tuesday, but both spoke glowingly about their coach.“All of my success, I have to credit Casey,” DeRozan said. “No matter what, I’m always going to have the utmost respect when it comes to coach Casey.”Lowry acknowledged he and Casey have clashed over the years, but said he’s “always believed in him.”“He’s one of the best coaches out there,” Lowry said.Lowry said he was frustrated the Raptors let the Cavs get “way too comfortable” after Cleveland entered the second round worn down by a tough, seven-game series against Indiana.“We weren’t ready to be as physical as we needed to be,” Lowry said. “We did a great job in the regular season, but playoffs are just different.”James is different, too, a generational talent who has represented the Eastern Conference in seven straight NBA Finals and is now one round away from reaching his eighth. 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “We felt like we could possibly make the NBA Finals,” Lowry said. “That was our goal.”The series slipped away after a Game 1 loss in which the Raptors coughed up a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, missed multiple potential winning baskets, and lost 113-112 in overtime.Toronto nearly rallied to win Game 3, but James banked in a remarkable tie-breaking basket at the buzzer.“There was opportunity there, we just didn’t seize it,” guard Fred VanVleet said. “These playoffs will be in the back of our minds all summer.”Casey has coached Toronto since 2011, leading the team to five straight playoff appearances and three consecutive 50-win seasons. The Raptors have set franchise-record win totals in three of the past four years and finished atop the East for the first time this year.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

End of ‘Spiderman dunk’ as PBA deems ‘monkey ride’ unsportsmanlike

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college While the San Miguel Beer forward could still do it, he risks getting penalized after the PBA issued a memorandum deeming the “Spiderman” dunk or monkey ride as how the league called it in the memo “unsportsmanlike.”According to the memo, “a player who hangs onto the rim after a dunk and places either or both of his feet onto the backboard, shall be assessed with an unsportsmanlike technical foul.”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 Chriss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers PBA fans may have just seen the last of Arwind Santos’ patented “Spiderman” dunk last season.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Andray Blatche, Mark Barroca return to Gilas pool for final World Cup qualifying window The memorandum also cleared that “a player may still hang on to the basket rim, backboard or its support, to prevent injury to himself or another player with no penalty.”The league said a player is still allowed to “momentarily” hang on to the rim after a dunk.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Free Spider-Man! pic.twitter.com/xxhGhvFlrl— alex cabagnot (@askcabaggie) January 15, 2019 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Harmon paces Bulldogs

first_imgPasadena (24-2, 14-0) increased its league winning streak to 34 games. “We wanted to keep the streak going and it’s special to get a win against Muir,” Pasadena coach Tim Tucker said. “Muir’s a much-improved team and they’re going to do some damage in the playoffs.” Harmon did most of the damage to keep the streak alive. After hitting just three shots in the first half, he sank seven in the second half, including three 3-pointers. He finished 10 of 21 from the field and 4 of 8 from 3-point range. “This is a big win for us,” said Harmon, who had seven rebounds. “I wanted to step up as a leader tonight. I took control of the game and we came out with the victory.” PASADENA – Facing its archrival, the Pasadena High School boys basketball team wasn’t expecting anything less than Muir’s best shot in their Pacific League finale Thursday night. For two quarters, the Mustangs were right there with the No. 1 team in the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA poll. That’s when Bulldogs guard Trevon Harmon decided to make his presence felt. Harmon poured in 24 of his game-high 34 points in the second half to lift Pasadena to a 69-55 victory in front of a standing room only crowd at Muir. center_img Added Tucker: “He’s been here four years and we wanted to put the game in his hands.” Nigel Ajere, who almost didn’t play because of illness, had 14 points and a team-high 10 rebounds for Pasadena and Torey Phillips had 12 points and five assists. Muir (14-12, 8-6) took an early 6-3 lead and stayed toe-to-toe with Pasadena throughout the first half before the Bulldogs took a 23-19 halftime lead into the locker room. James Dunlap’s put-back pulled Muir within two points to start the third quarter, but Phillips and Harmon hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a string of eight unanswered Bulldogs points. Pasadena closed out the quarter with 10 straight points to take a commanding 45-29 advantage. Muir cut the gap to 45-35 in the fourth, but got no closer than nine the rest of the way. “You have to give it to Muir. They came out and played us aggressively,” Tucker said. Lance Mitchell led the Mustangs with 18 points and Dunlap had 16 points. The Mustangs saw their five-game winning streak come to an end and finished tied for second in league with Hoover. The Tornadoes swept the Mustangs in their head-to-head matchup to earn the tie-breaker and drop Muir to third place. scott.galetti@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 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

First day of Site C Supreme Court challenge concludes with PVLA perspective

first_imgAssociation president Ken Boon says he’s optimistic about their bid to get the environmental approval certificate for the dam quashed — arguing the provincial government hijacked the results.Today was all about the PVLA’s case, and it’s expected the province will present their case tomorrow.B.C.’s cabinet gave final approval in December for the dam that would flood an estimated 55-hundred hectares of land to create an 83-kilometre-long reservoir on the Peace River.- Advertisement -Boon operates a farm, a campground and a log-home business in an area of the Peace River valley that will end up being underwater if Site C is allowed to continue.A lawyer for the landowners’ group told the court today that the government made a mistake by failing to consider all the recommendations put forward by a joint review panel assessing the dam’s environmental impact.Environmental groups chastised Energy Minister Bill Bennett two weeks ago after he said he was confident construction of the multi-billion-dollar hydroelectric project would start in the summer despite seven legal challenges.Advertisement Some notable people in attendance today include a group of 20 Peace Region residents and Hudson’s Hope Mayor Gwen Johansson.With files from the Canadian Press and Coruslast_img read more

Another LNG blow: Petronas may delay project

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Malaysia’s state oil company Petronas might delay the PacifcNorthwest LNG project according to a article in the Wall Street Journal.It says that two people familiar with the matter say that they are considering the delay because of concerns regarding oversupply and cheap competing fuels.Petronas has supposedly put up around 1/3 of the $27.5 billion dollar project. The plan has been to start operations in 2019.- Advertisement -While the Canadian government is still deciding to approve the project or not, the next step would be Petronas and its partners confirm the final investment decision.People familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal that the oversupply of LNG and lower oil and gas prices have made the project unattractive at the moment. They declined to say how long the delay could be.According to the journal, LNG prices has been softening since 2014. Australia, Russia, and the U.S. are set to enter the market as well.Advertisement With files from YANTOULTRA NGUI, Wall Street Journalhttp://www.wsj.com/articles/petronas-may-delay-canadian-lng-project-1470128896last_img read more

SOCCER: LIFFORD WIN BATTLE OF THE HOOPS

first_imgBY CHARLIE COLLINS: Leaders Rathmullan Celtic were beaten 1-3 by reigning Champions Lifford Celtic at Flagpole Park today in a vital Top of the Table clash.Eamonn Sheirdan gave the home side the lead in the 19th minute but 8 minutes later Rathmullan’s winger Ryan Connelly was shown a straight Red card by Referee Kevin Logue.Lifford Celtic made their numerical advantage count in the second-half and goals by Marcus Mc Donald and the Gethins brothers Alan and David saw them through to a comfortable and vital win. This result means things are really tight at the top of the table with only 5 points separating the top Five teams.FULL ROUND-UP OF ALL THE GAMES ON DONEGALDAILY.COM LATER SOCCER: LIFFORD WIN BATTLE OF THE HOOPS was last modified: March 23rd, 2014 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:lifford celticrathmullan celticsoccerlast_img read more

REVEALED: DONEGAL WOMAN WHO SCOOPED TELLY BINGO FORTUNE

first_imgLucky Donegal woman Karen Doherty is on top of the world today as she collected a cheque for €50,005 in National Lottery offices this afternoon.Karen won the top snowball prize on the National Lottery’s TellyBingo game, she also won the lucky line prize of €5.The lucky ticket was bought in the Lunch Box in Ardaravan Square, Buncrana on Tuesday 21 February 2012 – as donegaldaily.com revealed yesterday! Karen, who has only recently started playing TellyBingo, got the shock of her life yesterday when she realised she had won the snowball prize.“I was watching the draw live on TV yesterday at my friend’s house, I was shouting at the telly hoping that number 68 would come out as it was the only number I was missing for the snowball. When it came out I was in shock, I couldn’t believe it.” said the lucky lady.“Only a few weeks ago a fortune teller told me that I would win a large sum of money. I still can’t believe I am here in National Lottery offices colleting a prize.” smiled Karen.Karen is pictured with her cheque at National Lottery offices in Dublin today. Joining Karen for the celebrations in National Lottery offices today were Ann Conway (mother), Allanágh Conway (niece) and Charlotte McKinley (friend). Karen, originally from Dublin, intends to keep playing TellyBingo in the future and hopes that she will one day return to National Lottery offices to collect another prize.Yesterday we also revealed that a Co Kildare woman won €100,000 on a scratch card bought by a relative in Derrybeg. REVEALED: DONEGAL WOMAN WHO SCOOPED TELLY BINGO FORTUNE was last modified: February 22nd, 2012 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:REVEALED: DONEGAL WOMAN WHO SCOOPED TELLY BINGO FORTUNElast_img read more

Donegal Association in Dublin’s practical solution to help students find accommodation

first_imgThe Donegal community of both home and away have come together this week to help Donegal students who are finding it impossible to find accommodation amidst the housing crisis.Students find it difficult to secure housing at this time of year due to the influx of people to cities like Dublin to attend third-level, as well as the fact that many landlords specifically ask for no student applications on property applications due to stereotypes. Cost is also a huge factor. The amalgam of these elements makes securing accommodation in Dublin at this time of year very difficult.A spokesperson of the Donegal Community in Dublin told Donegal Daily that as they are aware of the issues facing students from Donegal, they have set up a Facebook page to connect those in search of accommodation, and those who may be interested in renting a room. “All you need to do is join the event and comment either if you’re looking for accommodation or if you have a room available to rent. For example: Single room available to rent in Drumcondra for nine months. Even if you’re neither of the above we would love if you could share the event and help us spread the word.”To visit the Facebook page click here.Donegal Association in Dublin’s practical solution to help students find accommodation was last modified: August 26th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CollegedonegalDONEGAL ASSOCIATIONdublinrentstudent accommodationlast_img read more

Pitcher taken to hospital after being hit by line drive in Giants-Rangers game

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Texas Rangers pitcher Luke Farrell was helped off the field and taken to a nearby hospital after being struck in the face on a line drive hit by Giants prospect Jalen Miller on Saturday.In the bottom of the ninth inning of Saturday’s game, Miller hit a pitch from Farrell directly back at the mound. The ball hit Farrell in the face and the pitcher immediately dropped to the ground as trainers rushed onto the field to check on him.Farrell raised his glove to shield his face, …last_img read more