Clare champions wary of Sarsfields challenge.

first_imgThurles Sarsfields will this weekend attempt to move one step closer to repeating their provincial success of 2012.However to do that the Mid Tipp side will have to get past Cratloe in a Munster Club Hurling Semi-Final.The two sides meet this Sunday in Ennis; last weekend saw Sars regain the Dan Breen Cup, while Cratloe recently became the first club in Clare in a century to do the senior double.  Cratloe captain Liam Markham says they’re delighted to still be involved at the business end of the yearYou can hear Sunday’s game between Thurles Sarsfields and Cratloe live here on Tipp FM.Throw-in at Cusack Park is at 2 o’ clock, with our big-match build-up getting underway from 1:30 in association with Flanagan’s on the Lake, Ballina – Killaloe.last_img read more

Balanced effort leads Clippers to exhibition victory over Sydney Kings

first_img“I thought Tobias had so many opportunities to score and instead he made a play, that was good to see,” Coach Doc Rivers said. “It’s all about pacing and making plays for each other.”As disruptive as they were, forcing 25 turnovers (15 via steal), the Clippers had a hard time slamming the door on Sydney, which trailed by only five points at halftime and stayed within striking distance until the fourth quarter.“I love playing Australia just because of the way they play,” Rivers said. “They move the ball, they run some sets we don’t see. So I thought for our defense it was really good to try to adjust to all the movement of all the shooters. It was really a good game, a good exhibition game for us.”Heralded rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander flashed a wide smile during warmups, but nerves were evident early in the game. The long-limbed guard failed to draw iron on his first two shots, but after he drained his first NBA basket with 2:37 left in the first quarter, he looked entirely comfortable.Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 10 points, four assists and four steals. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters The Clippers went on a 12-1 run to end the first quarter with a 28-17 lead. But the Kings refused to go away quietly; the Clippers led only 59-54 at halftime and 82-72 at the end of the third quarter. The Kings’ diminutive, speedy guard Jerome Randle, “one of the shiftiest guards in the world,” Beverley said of the fellow Chicagoan, scored a game-high 25 points.After an injury-ravaged 2017-18 season, the Clippers on Sunday were missing guard Milos Teodosic, who is out with a hamstring injury.Montrezl Harrell left the game with about seven minutes left in the fourth quarter after apparently suffering a right hand injury while drawing a charge. He returned to the bench by the end of the game, his hand checking out fine.Sunday’s game completed the Clippers’ week in Hawaii. Their next preseason game is against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center.center_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates PreviousHONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives past Brad Newley #8 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in ahead of Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots over Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter of their game at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers gestures to the crowd after scoring during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers takes a jump shot during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots over David Wear #12 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Kevin Lisch #11 of the Sydney Kings is has his dribble drive stalled by Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers has his shot blocked by Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Marcin Gortat #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers rises up to dunk the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Jerome Randle #9 of the Sydney Kings shoots over Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers stretched out to take a shot as he is defended by Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots a free throw during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers splits the defense and attempts a running jump shot during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers glides to the basket to lay the ball in during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots a free throw during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Jerome Randle #9 of the Sydney Kings pumps his fist after scoring a basket during the second quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Marcin Gortat #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers attempts to dunk the ball during the second quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers gestures to his players during the third quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Kevin Lisch #11 of the Sydney Kings shoots one Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Brad Newley #8 of the Sydney Kings defends against Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Kevin Lisch #11 of the Sydney Kings shoots one Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in during the third quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Daniel Kickert #14 of the Sydney Kings gets his hand in the face of Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers as he shoots the ball during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in during the fourth quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: David Wear #12 of the Sydney Kings takes a jump shot over Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers takes a shot over David Wear #12 of the Sydney Kings during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings shoots our Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers is defended by Kevin Lisch #11 of the Sydney Kings during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tom Wilson #7 of the Sydney Kings shoots over Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Brian Bowen II #20 of the Sydney Kings has his shot blocked by Luc Mbah a Moute #12 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tom Wilson #7 of the Sydney Kings lays the ball in around Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings and Marcin Gortat #13 and Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers battle for position under the basket during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Daniel Kickert #14 of the Sydney Kings draws the foul on Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers as he shoots the ball during the fourth quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Luc Mbah a Moute #12 of the Los Angeles Clippers hangs in the air as he glides to the basket to take a shot during the first quarter of the game against the Sydney Kings at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings dunks the ball during the fourth quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives past Brad Newley #8 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in ahead of Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 36HONOLULU, HI – SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers lays the ball in ahead of Andrew Bogut #6 of the Sydney Kings during the first quarter at the Stan Sheriff Center on September 30, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)ExpandThe Clippers took their revamped roster for a test drive on Sunday and found some key features – balance and depth – effective during a 110-91 exhibition victory over the Sydney Kings of Australia’s National Basketball League at the University of Hawaii.The debut of Clamp City – veteran guard Patrick Beverley’s moniker for the tough, tenacious crew that enters the season unburdened by outside expectations of success – was highlighted by the Clippers’ evenly distributed offensive output.Seven players scored in double figures, with forwards Tobias Harris and Danilo Gallinari leading the way with 20 and 19 points apiece.Harris also had 11 rebounds and five assists. Starting point guard Beverley was firing on all cylinders, thrilled to be back after missing all but 11 games last season on account of knee surgery. He had 12 points, five assists, four rebounds, two blocked shots and three steals.“I was so happy to be back out there with my teammates, man,” Beverley said. “And we had a good win, so it was good.”Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory last_img read more

L.A. City Council supports pullout from Iraq

first_imgCalling it a message to Congress and President George W. Bush, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday adopted a long-debated resolution urging the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. The 12-2 vote makes Los Angeles the largest city in the nation to adopt such a stance. The council said it approved the resolution because it wants the federal government to end the war, which is diverting money from local governments. “We want to let our congressional delegation know we are speaking for the people of this country who want to see an end to the war in Iraq,” said Councilman Bill Rosendahl, a Vietnam-era veteran who has been pushing for the measure for months. “To me, this is an illegal and immoral war that never should have been started,” Rosendahl said. “And our Democratic-controlled Congress has not shown the guts to stand up to this president.” “When you look at this city and all its needs, this is money that can be better spent,” Councilman Ed Reyes said. “We have schools where the dropout rate is 50 percent and it becomes fertile ground for military recruiters. We should be asking why don’t we have college recruiters there instead.” [email protected] (213) 978-0390160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Voting against the proposal were Councilmen Dennis Zine and Greig Smith. Zine said he did not believe it was appropriate for the council to adopt the resolution. “I agree that what we see now is a civil war,” Zine said. “I don’t want to see this country at war. But I am concerned what other people in the world will say when they see us take this action. “It’s unfortunate, but sometimes there is a heavy price to pay for democracy and independence.” The sentiment of most on the council, however, was strongly against American involvement in Iraq. last_img read more