Curry sets Finals 3-pointer mark as Warriors rout Cavs

first_imgSeventy-two hours after LeBron James overpowered the Golden State Warriors from within arm’s length of the rim, Stephen Curry sent the Cleveland Cavaliers standout a long-distance message Sunday night.The 3-pointer can be an even more powerful weapon than the layup.Stephen Curry broke the NBA Finals record with nine 3-pointers, accounting for a majority of his game-high 33 points and leading the Warriors to a second straight win over the Cavaliers, 122-103.The defending champions are up 2-0 in the series as they chase their third title in four years, but the scene in the best-of-seven now shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Friday, respectively.“He was tremendous,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Curry, who led the team in scoring for the second game in a row after never having done so in last year’s Finals against the Cavaliers. “Nine (3-pointers) and seemed to hit the big shot every time we needed one. Yeah, he was fantastic.”James said of Curry, “Every shot that he takes that goes in, he has the business of making them. That’s what he does. So shouldn’t be surprised or deflated at it. Take the ball out, move it forward, and try to execute on the other end.”Coming off a personal-best 51 points in a Game 1 loss, James led the Cavaliers with 29 points, but he went more than 12 consecutive minutes in the first half without a field goal, during which Golden State took the lead for good.The Warriors made their first seven shots in the game, and they sank 59.5 percent from the floor while running up a 59-46 halftime advantage.“You can’t start the game like that,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said of his team’s defensive effort. “I don’t think we started the game like we needed to start. I think not being physical enough.”Curry’s nine 3-pointers surpassed the single-game record of eight set by the Boston Celtics’ Ray Allen in 2010.“That’s a pretty cool deal to accomplish, knowing who has held the record for, what is it, six, eight years?” Curry said. “But at the end of the day, it’s all about trying to get a win and doing whatever you can to make that happen.“I always say, if we focus on that, good things happen individually all across the board. So I never woke up and was like, ‘All right, let’s go get nine threes and get the record.’ It was more so about playing the game the right way, having good intentions out there on the court and good things happen. So pretty special night, and hopefully some more special things happen and we get two more wins.”Curry had three of his nine treys in the second quarter, during which the Warriors outscored the Cavaliers 27-18 to build a 13-point halftime cushion.The Warriors switched defensive ace Draymond Green onto James to start the second quarter, and the ploy worked. James went from the 2:22 mark of the first quarter to the 2:16 mark of the second without a field goal.“Not just Draymond,” Kerr said of a defense that limited the Cavaliers to 41.1 percent shooting on the night. “We just played a more intense game than we did in Game 1.”With James turning his attention more to ball distribution than shooting, the Cavaliers hung within five late in the third quarter before Klay Thompson and David West hit 3-pointers to help re-establish a double-digit lead.The Cavaliers were never closer than seven in the final period.“I was very proud of our guys, the way we competed in that third quarter, because we could have let go of the rope down 13,” Lue said. “We kind of saw some things offensively that worked, so we have to continue to keep capitalizing on that.”Curry hit 11 of 26 shots and 9 of 17 3-point attempts for the Warriors, who improved to 10-1 at home in the playoffs this season.Curry also found time for a team-high eight assists and seven rebounds.With Kevin Durant (team-high nine rebounds) and Green (eight) also contributing to the total, the Warriors lost the battle of the boards just 42-41 one game after getting outrebounded by 15.“We played really well tonight.” Kerr said. “Overall, it was a really good, balanced game … good intense defense and excellent offense.”Durant had 26 points and seven assists as part of a balanced attack for Golden State, which has beaten Cleveland three years in a row in Game 2 of the Finals.Thompson, who was a game-time decision due to an ankle injury, contributed 20 points in 34 minutes.“(I was) on the training table for, it felt like, three straight days,” Thompson said. “That’s something I’m not used to. But at this point in the season, any means necessary. And the ankle feels great.”JaVale McGee (12 points) and Shaun Livingston (10) gave the Warriors a surprise boost, hitting all 11 of their shots.Golden State made 57.3 percent of its shots in the game.James shot 10 of 20 from the floor. He also compiled a game-high 13 assists and missed a triple-double by one rebound, recording nine.Regarding his increased emphasis on passing, James said, “I think I only got tired once tonight. So I mean, they doubled me a few times when I caught the ball in the post, something they didn’t do in Game 1, so I got off the ball, trusted my teammates.”“He was very comfortable in Game 1,” Kerr said of James, who last week became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1993 to top 50 points in a Finals game. “I thought we at least made him somewhat uncomfortable at times.“You’ve got to know he’s going to end up with 30 points and a triple-double and all that stuff because he’s that good. But we just made things a little more difficult for him tonight.”Kevin Love also had a double-double with 22 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have lost nine of their last 10 meetings with the Warriors. George Hill added 15 points and Tristan Thompson 11.Durant insisted the Warriors won’t let down as they head to Cleveland.“We’ve got to come out with a sense of urgency to start (Game 3),” Durant said. “They’ve only lost one (home playoff) game, so they’re very confident there. We’ve just got to come out, stick to our game plan, keep playing hard and we’ll be fine.”last_img read more

Thurman looking forward to Pacquiao fight: I get to punch a senator with T-rex arms

first_img“I’m not here to hug him, I’m not here to pat him on the back, I’m here to fight him,” said Thurman, the undefeated WBA (Super) welterweight champion.READ: Thurman to trade punches with Pacquiao? ‘I don’t think so,’ MannyFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“For me, it just puts me in the fight mode when I let him know he ain’t gonna do nothing with those little T-rex arms, he’s about to get beat up, I get to punch a senator in the face and he’s gonna feel it and he’s gonna be upset about it and he can do something about it Saturday night. It’s called swing, swing, swing baby.”Pacquiao found Thurman’s antics entertaining enough to just laugh it off. LATEST STORIES READ: Can Thurman check in primed like Pacquiao?“For me, nothing is personal. I just have to do my job. Nothing personal with him. Our job as fighters is that you have to prove something. That’s why I’m so motivated for this fight and this training camp,” he said.Talking is one thing, backing it up is another and Pacquiao wants Thurman to walk the talk when they meet in the ring.“It’s easy to say but I don’t think it’s easy to do in the ring. You know me, I’ve been in the sport more than two decades and my experience will prove it,” Pacquiao said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Manny Pacquiao trains in LA for last time before Keith Thurman fight02:26Keith Thurman gambling on himself to KO Manny Pacquiao in 1st round02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian View commentscenter_img Keith Thurman at the dais during the final press conference for his fight against Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Keith Thurman continued to run his mouth Wednesday during the final press conference ahead of the welterweight clash with Manny Pacquiao three days from now at MGM Grand Garden Arena here.Thurman did acknowledge Pacquiao’s greatness but made it clear to everyone that he’s not in the main event to be nice.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Benefits of township living Rory McIlroy knows this is not just another British Open Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Messi fit for Barca return in Malaga

first_imgBarca will also have Luis Suarez back after he completed a two-game Cup ban in midweek as they look to exact revenge on the only side that stopped the European champions from scoring in their two meetings last season.Malaga took four points from a possible six against Barca in La Liga last season and were only defeated 1-0 thanks to Thomas Vermaelen’s late strike when the two sides met at the Camp Nou earlier this campaign.“We need to rest well because against Malaga we have had difficult games,” said Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic. “We need to have a lot of respect for them.”Malaga have already aided Barca’s title challenge this year by holding Real Madrid to a 0-0 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu back in September and beating Atletico Madrid 1-0 last month.“We have played great games against those high in the table this year and last season,” Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho told the club’s website.“We need to play a very complete game to take any points.”The hosts will be without Nordin Amrabat, though, after the Moroccan international completed his move to Watford on Monday.Barca will be debilitated by the absence of defenders Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba through suspension and injury respectively.Zinedine Zidane faces his toughest test yet as Real Madrid boss when his side travel to Real Betis on Sunday, but Los Blancos are still heavy favourites to deliver another convincing win.Madrid have scored five times in disposing of Deportivo la Coruna and Sporting Gijon at home in Zidane’s two games in charge since replacing Rafael Benitez earlier this month.The Frenchman will be without Gareth Bale, who suffered the recurrence of a calf problem that will keep him out for up to three weeks against Sporting, but otherwise has a fully-fit squad to choose from.In contrast to Real’s free-scoring form, Betis haven’t scored in seven consecutive games as part of a 10-game winless run.However, they did pick up an impressive point away to high-flying Villarreal under new boss Juan Merino.“I am sure that if we continue like we did against Villarreal we will have chances,” said Merino.“I have said to the squad to not be anxious, the goal will come.”Should they be deposed by Barcelona on Saturday, Atletico Madrid can return to the top of the table ahead of their trip to the Camp Nou next weekend when they host Sevilla on Sunday.Atletico have won nine of their last 10 league games, but showed signs of fatigue in labouring to a 0-0 draw at Celta Vigo in the first-leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday.“We knew that every game will demand more effort and work, but that is part of the responsibility of dealing with the demands of every game. Now we need to rest, eat well and prepare for the upcoming games,” said Atletico boss Diego Simeone.Valencia boss Gary Neville goes in search of his first La Liga win at the seventh attempt when Los Che visit Deportivo la Coruna.And Chinese magnate Chen Yansheng will oversee his new club after completing a takeover of Espanyol as Villarreal look to strengthen their position in fourth at Cornella-El Prat.Fixtures (all times GMT)FridaySporting Gijon v Real Sociedad (1930)SaturdayMalaga v Barcelona (1500), Espanyol v Villarreal (1715), Granada v Getafe (1930), Rayo Vallecano v Celta Vigo (2105)SundayAthletic Bilbao v Eibar (1100), Atletico Madrid v Sevilla (1500), Deportivo la Coruna v Valencia (1715), Real Betis v Real Madrid (1930)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi kicks the ball during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Betis Balompie at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 30, 2015 (AFP Photo/Pau Barrena)MADRID, January 22 – Lionel Messi is expected to be fit as Barcelona make the tricky trip to Malaga on Saturday looking to move back to the top of La Liga.Messi missed Wednesday’s 2-1 Copa del Rey win at Athletic Bilbao due to a hamstring problem that forced him off at half-time in a 6-0 rout of the same opponents last weekend, but returned to training on Thursday.last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN UNDERTAKES MARATHON CYCLE TO……..AUSTRALIA!

first_imgA Donegal man and his friend are planning to travel to Australia but have penciled in seven months for their journey.Unlike most other travellers, the two 25 year olds are planning to cycle the 15,000 kms Down Under.Ambitious Aidan Murphy from Dunfanaghy and friend Paul Quinn, from Tyrone will cycle through 18 countries and expect to get to Australia next April after they leave in September. Aidan has spent the last few weeks toning up for the challenge by cycling around the roads of Dunfanaghy and Creeslough.The pals are hoping to raise more than €20,000 for both the Irish Cancer Society and the Alzheimers Society.Both charities are close to the lads’ hearts with Aidan’s mother Monica dying of breast cancer in 1992 when he was just five years old.Paul’s mother Geraldine is a full-time carer for her grandmother Sarah Cunningham, 90, who has had Alzheimers for the past 10 years. Aidan, a sale rep, is looking forward to cycling through countries such as France, Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Iran, India, Malaysia and finally Australia but admits it will be exhausting.“We are hoping to cycle on average of 100 kms a day and over seven months we know that is going to be exhausting.“It’s going to be an adventure and a lot people think we’re mad but it’s going to be a real challenge.“At the end of the day we are hoping that we can raise all this money so that both these very worth charities can benefit,” he said.DONEGAL MAN UNDERTAKES MARATHON CYCLE TO……..AUSTRALIA! was last modified: August 24th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:AIDAN MURPHYAustraliacharitycycleDunfanaghyIrish Cancer Societylast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgTHURSDAY Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventCedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission: $3 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Swingtime will host swing, waltz, ballroom and salsa dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $3. Call (661) 400-3166. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with anxieties, panic attacks, depression and fears, will meet, 2 p.m. at Los Angeles County Mental Health offices, 349A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3956. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at A Place in the Sun church, 38117 13th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9180. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798.160Want 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

Sex-offender priest beaten in prison

first_imgLOS ANGELES – A former Roman Catholic priest sentenced to state prison for molesting a young boy was recently beaten up by another inmate, an attorney for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said Friday. Michael Wempe, who at one time served at a church in Pico Rivera, was sentenced in May to three years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a single count of molestation. Wempe, 66, will probably spend less than a year in prison after credit for time served, prison work and good behavior. Donald Steier, an attorney who represents priests accused of sexual abuse, said Friday that Wempe’s sister told him of the assault in a recent telephone conversation. “I’ve spoken to his sister who advised me that he had been beaten up and it was done by a cellmate and they removed the cellmate and Wempe was fearful for his life,” Steier said. “We don’t know anything more than that.” He is currently serving time for molesting an 11-year-old boy who is the youngest brother of two of Wempe’s other alleged victims. The statute of limitations in that case, which dates to the 1990s, had not expired.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 MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesSteier said he did not believe Wempe was seriously hurt in the attack. Calls to Leonard Levine, the attorney who represented Wempe at trial, and another archdiocese attorney were not immediately returned Friday. A spokeswoman for the California State Prison in Lancaster, where Wempe is serving his sentence, did not immediately return calls. Wempe’s lawyers acknowledged that the priest molested 13 boys in the 1970s and 1980s, but said he went into church-ordered treatment and returned a changed man, never molesting after that. Wempe was charged with 42 counts of child molestation in 2003, and even spent a year in jail awaiting trial. However, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the statute of limitations on the crimes and his case was dismissed. last_img read more

Condors’ Neal inks with Huskies

first_img12:15 p.m. California High School standout infielder Cya Neal signed a letter of intent Friday morning to attend the University of Washington. Neal, a three-time softball all-area selection, has been a Condors staple at shortstop and second base. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ 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

Scotland happy with SFA backing amid World Cup equal pay row

first_imgJennifer Beattie, who is part of Shelley Kerr’s World Cup squad said: “I think those girls are entitled to their own opinion and they are in their own race and doing their own thing with their organisation, but all I can say is that the Scottish FA has backed us from the moment we qualified for two tournaments.“They have been great for us, giving us the best possible preparation in the lead up to this World Cup.”Norwegian Ballon d’or winner Ada Hegerberg, who is currently ranked as the best woman footballer in the world, won’t be at the World Cup.The 23-year-old announced two years ago that she would not play for her national team again until she saw “tangible progress” toward equal working conditions and overall support for the women’s game. Scotland women’s team have been having their say on the ongoing equal pay debate ahead of the World Cup opener on Friday.The debate over pay discrepancies between sexes is back under the spotlight after it was revealed that the prize money for the tournament is less than a tenth of what is was for the men’s event in Russia last year.Former USA goalkeeper Hope solo has branded it “chauvinism” while Australian players have started a campaign about the issue.But on Friday two of Scotland’s senior players said the squad are happy with the backing they have received from the Scottish FA. On Hegerberg, Beattie, who has just re-signed for Arsenal from Man City said: “I think she had made her point because that is what she believes in but I can only speak from a Scottish player’s perspective and knowing how supportive the Scottish FA has been for us since qualifying for the Euros and qualifying for the World Cup. “Things that we have seen as players wouldn’t have been there a few years ago so we have seen the changes and I am a big believer in that things can’t happen overnight, there has to a process and as much as we need players in the women’s game voicing their opinion and making change we are just happy with the fact the SFA are backing us massively going into this tournament.”Glasgow City midfielder Jo Love echoed her team mate’s sentiments.She said: “I can only go on the backing we have had from our organisation and it’s all been positive, we got a chartered flight out here and we have our own kits from Adidas.“Hope Solo and the American team are very powerful in their own right and long may they continue to fight for what is right and what they believe.“Things have definitely improved, we have got everything sorted and now we are in a much better place with regards to where we were in the past and it’s been shown by mutual respect that we give to the SFA and what they give back to us.”Scotland will play England in Nice on Sunday in there World Cup opener before taking on Japan and Argentina.last_img read more

Sleepy Driver Strikes Electronic Construction Zone Sign

first_imgThe crash was investigated by ISP Detective Michael Featherling. Assisting were ISP Master Trooper Jason Owen and the city of Terre Haute Fire/Rescue/Paramedic units. Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. This afternoon at 12:29, Indiana State Police and Terre Haute City Fire/Rescue/Paramedic units responded to a one-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the eight mile marker. Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound 2014 Subaru, driven by 29-year-old Devin R. Snyder of Jackson, New Jersey, failed to slow or merge at the entrance to the construction zone and struck an electronic sign indicating traffic was merging to one lane. Snyder was transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital on suspicion of a fractured wrist and abdominal pain. Driver fatigue is believed to have been a contributing factor in this crash. Snyder was cited for Failure to Yield to a Traffic Control Device. last_img read more

Scott County Inmate Roster – 1-1-19

first_imgCharges:IC 9-24-19-2 ~ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR) Charges:IC 9-30-5-2(A)MA ~ OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED ENDANGERING A PERSON WARREN, DEREL Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001543 Booking Date:12-31-2018 – 10:14 pm Charges:IC 9-30-5-2(A)MA ~ OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED ENDANGERING A PERSON Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001544 Charges:IC 9-24-19-2 ~ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR) Booking Date:12-31-2018 – 8:13 pm Release Date:12-31-2018 – 9:10 pm View Profile >>> Booking Date:12-31-2018 – 9:45 pm Booking Date:12-31-2018 – 8:13 pm Release Date:12-31-2018 – 10:40 am TERRY, JONATHAN View Profile >>> Release Date:12-31-2018 – 10:40 am Charges:IC 16-42-19-18(FL6) ~ UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGEIC 35-48-4-7(A)MA ~ POSSESSION SCHEDULE I, II, III, OR IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARREN, DEREL Booking Date:01-01-2019 – 6:11 am View Profile >>> Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001540 Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001541 View Profile >>> JORDON, WILLIAM Charges:IC 35-43-4-2(A)MA ~ THEFT — LESS THAN $750 View Profile >>> Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001543 View Profile >>> Booking Date:12-31-2018 – 3:35 pm Release Date:12-31-2018 – 9:10 pm LAND, JOSEPH View Profile >>> Charges:IC 35-44.1-3-1(A)MA ~ RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT MCINTOSH, MICHAEL Booking Date:12-31-2018 – 11:01 am Charges:IC 16-42-19-18(FL6) ~ UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGE Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. WOOD, DAVID View Profile >>> LAND, JOSEPH Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001545 Booking Date:12-31-2018 – 3:47 pm Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001540 View Profile >>> Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001542 Charges:WRIT ~ WRIT OF ATTACHMENT Booking #:SCJAIL:2019-000001 Booking Date:12-31-2018 – 11:01 am HELTON, BRADLEY Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours.last_img read more