NBA: Celtics to play 76ers in London

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Valdez, Reyes say PH team can do better after win Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The NBA announced its five Christmas Day match ups Thursday with an NBA finals rematch between the Cavaliers and host Warriors representing the marquee contest. The two teams have met in each of the past three finals.The remainder of the NBA schedule will be announced next week. The October 17 opening is the earliest start since the 1980-81 campaign began on October 10, 1980.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Celtics feature two-time NBA All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas, who led Boston with a career-high 28.9 points a game last season, plus newly acquired All-Star Gordon Hayward from Utah and four-time NBA All-Star Al Horford, the team’s top rebounder, from the Dominican Republic.“It’s very exciting for our team and the whole Celtics organization to compete in front of our loyal fans in London,” Thomas said. “I can’t wait to connect with them at the NBA London Game 2018 and hopefully make new fans in the process.”Counting pre-season contests, it will be the NBA’s 16th game in London.“Our events have become an annual opportunity for basketball fans across Europe to come together and share their passion for the NBA,” league commissioner Adam Silver said.The Houston-Golden State contest will not only feature nine-time all star Paul in a new uniform but the Warriors will receive their NBA championship rings for the second time in the past three seasons.Gordon Hayward’s Celtics will also take on LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers on opening night in a NBA playoff semi-final rematch.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate MOST READ New York, United States — The Boston Celtics will meet the Philadelphia 76ers at the O2 Arena in London in January for a regular NBA game, league officials announced Thursday.The game, to be played January 11, will be the Celtics’ second trip to London, having played Minnesota there in a 2007 pre-season contest, and the first for the 76ers, whose prior British experience was a 2013 pre-season game at Manchester against Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The league announced the London game, its opening night contests and Christmas Day games as part of a partial release of its 2017-18 schedule on Thursday.Chris Paul will make his debut with Houston on October 17 when the Rockets visit the Golden State Warriors on opening night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 76ers boast some of the NBA’s top young talent, including 2016 NBA Draft top pick Ben Simmons of Australia, who missed all of last season with a foot injury, and 2017 top draft selection Markelle Fultz as well as 2016-17 campaign All-Rookie selections Joel Embiid of Cameroon and Dario Saric of Croatia.“I look forward to coming back to London with the Sixers after visiting for the first time this summer,” Embiid said. “We are a young, hungry team and will be sure to give the fans an exciting game against Boston in January.” 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View commentslast_img read more

Police raid strip club, hotel

first_img…41 illegal foreigners arrested…investigating possible human trafficking ringMembers of the Guyana Police Force early Friday morning launched a major sting operation at the Diamond Nightclub and Hotel on George Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown. The raid commenced around 07:00h as investigators swooped down and cordoned off the area and closed in on the club and hotel. During the raid, approximately 41 foreign nationals along with eight employees were arrested and a quantity of narcotics was also discovered on the premises.The Diamond Nightclub and HotelCrime Chief Paul Williams at a press conference told reporters that the Police received information that led to the early morning raid at the popular strip joint.“We had an exercise headed by CID HQ and Major Crimes Unit along with other agencies. In view of information we received we went to a known business club in Georgetown and we conducted some exercises there and we would have found 41 foreign nationals, some narcotic drugs were seized, some employees and we are conducting investigations,” Williams informed.Police escorting some of the foreigners during the early morning raidThe Crime Chief related that the narcotics were not found on a particular person; rather it was discovered on the property of the Diamond Nightclub and Hotel.Investigators suspect the women are here illegally as dancers for the nightclub. It is suspected that the girls are from Brazil, Dominica and Colombia while questions have been raised as to whether they have been trafficked to Guyana.When asked about the legality of the foreigners, as well as if they were trafficked to Guyana, Williams stated that they are unclear whether it is so but did indicate that they are investigating all possible angles.The foreigners remain in Police custody, as investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Pat Ferris leads the Blizzard spring race

first_img**SubmittedPat Ferris leads the 25th Blizzard Spring Stage Race, after a weekend of racing. Pat won 4 of the 5 races held from Thursday to Sunday. He currently has 22 points with George Gamble in second at 17, Les Elliott 14 and Bob Andrews 8.Jolea Bilodeau leads the women’s Spring Stage Race after winning 4 of the 5 stages and has 24 points. Barb Polehoykie was 13 for second spot.- Advertisement -Stage #1: Pat Ferris won the 16 km Baldonnel time trial opener with a time of 27:18. Les Elliott was only 2 seconds back and Bob Andrews was third at 27:44. Jolea Bilodeau won the Women’s with 28:59 and Barb Polehoykie second at 30:42.Stage #2: Pat Ferris won the 3.5 km Beatton River hill climb with 23:00, George Gamble second at 23:21 and Richard Howes third at 23:29. Jolea Bilodeau won the women’s at 24:38.Stage #3: The 28 km new Frozen John loop was hilly, gravelly and difficult. Pat Ferris was first at 1:00:29, George Gamble 1:00:36 and Les Elliott third at 1:01:08. Jolea Bilodeau won the 2 lap Women’s’ at 32:21.Advertisement Stage #4: Les Elliott won the long and hilly 78 km Mile 62 road race with a time of 2:05:30, edging out Kevin Shaw and George Gamble by a bike length. Barb Polehoykie won the Women’s with 2:16:54.Stage 5: Pat Ferris won a close sprint with George Gamble, Kevin Shaw and Les Elliott. Jolea Bilodeau was in the group sprint as well. Their time was 1:15:00 for the 40 km Cecil Lake circuit.Coming up: Tuesday’s Stage 6 from Beatton park at 6:15 pm. Stage 7 is a Baldonnel time trial at 6:15 and Sunday is the final Stage #8 in Taylor for the Rocky Road Race at 1 pm.www.ferrisfastcycles.com Advertisementlast_img read more