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Terme Tuhelj opens the first 5 * camp in continental Croatia


first_imgIn 2020, the Terme Tuhelj camp will get its sequel. The second phase will include the construction of a luxury resort with 30 luxury houses for families and couples, as well as additional facilities that will provide families with a real family experience, and couples to enjoy wellness facilities in nature. That part of the camp will work throughout the year, as well as 20 camping pitches that will be open in the first phase. “Tourist trends show that this form of camping is especially attractive to millennials who are today the world’s most numerous travelers. As many as 53 percent of them list all forms of camping as their first choice on their travels. With the new trump card, we are not only adapting to the trends and wishes of our guests, but we are expanding our offer to new products and raising the bar of quality in the world of camping.”, Points out Vasja Čretnik, director of Terme Tuhelj. The new Camp Terme Tuhelj 5 * will offer a complete experience for travelers of all profiles and affinities, from those looking for a relaxing atmosphere, harmony and connection with nature, lovers of active holidays who want to be constantly on the move, to guests looking for luxury amenities and modern trends which have so far been mainly associated with hotel accommodation.  Photo: Terme Tuhelj The total value of the investment will be between two and a half and three million euros, depending on the amount of investment of the strategic partner with which Terme Tuhelj is in current negotiations. As they point out from Terme Tuhelj, a total of 56 campsites are planned, distributed in two zones, which together make up about 20 thousand square meters. The camp will additionally have a restaurant and bar, a camping service, a space for bathing pets, sanitary facilities adapted for people with disabilities, family bathrooms, locker rooms, a children’s playground, golf and tennis courts. The advantage of the newly renovated Terme Tuhelj camp is the proximity of other facilities available to guests: indoor and outdoor pools, wellness facilities within the hotel and gastronomic experiences of many restaurants. The proximity of the highway is certainly a big plus which will allow many foreign tourists a break from traveling. “During the summer we expect guests in transit coming from Germany, Poland, Scandinavian countries, the Czech Republic as well as guests from Slovenia, Austria, Italy and the Benelux countries who enjoy camping and vacation in nature.”- points out Čretnik. A total of 20 pitches will be open throughout the year while other pitches will be available to guests during the warmer months. All camp guests will include unlimited swimming on the Water Planet, so especially families with children will enjoy swimming in the outdoor and indoor pools and numerous water attractions.  Investment from two and a half to three million euros As part of the famous Water Planet Terme Tuhelj, a five-star luxury camp will soon open – Camp Terme Tuhelj 5 *.last_img read more


British Land shares drop 11% after Liberty buy


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VPCC, Trinity share honours at SCA presentation


first_imgBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – Victoria Park Cricket Club (VPCC) and Trinity Women’s Cricket Canada shared top honours when the Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) held its 39th annual gala presentation, dinner and dance at the East Town Banquet Hall, Scarborough recently. On a night when juniors, seniors and women were rewarded for their outstanding performances during an eventful 2019 season, VPCC were crowned the Elite League playoff champions while Trinity captured the women’s playoff championship, the former carting off the Shiv Persaud of Primerica trophy and the latter the Caribbean Wave-sponsored trophy.Both VPCC and Trinity, however, failed to win the regular-season titles with defending Elite champions Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club (HACC) and Tranzac Cultural & Sports Club finishing the season on top.The Most Valuable Players (MVP) in the Elite finals were Kumar Erramilli (VPCC) and Anas Malik (Highland Creek) while Nicole Samuel (Trinity) and Durriya Shabbir (Tranzac) topped for their respective sides.Trinity Women’s Cricket Canada players with sponsor Krishna Sarju of Caribbean Wave RestaurantHighland Creek’s Fahad Ali (440) registered the most runs in the Elite Division while Ambassadors Amerish Deoraj was the top wicket-taker with 28. The leading run-scorer in the women’s division was Trinity’s Teresa Bess Lavia with 171 while her teammate Lorraine Kenton claimed 17 wickets to lead in the bowling department.After finishing the regular season in the fourth spot, VPCC upstaged HACC in the semi-finals, earning the right to play second-place Highland Creek, who had gotten the better of Ambassadors in the other semi-final. HACC had to settle for the Trophy Stall of Toronto trophy.Islanders powered their way to the Premiere Division playoff title, whipping Highland Creek in the process after also ending the regular season on top, waltzing away with the Frank Faubert and J. Pirali-sponsored trophies. The MVPs were Mahadeo Moonasar (Islanders) and Ishan Shah (Highland Creek).Champions lived up to their name by emerging winners of the First Division playoff final, defeating Panthers to capture the Trophy Stall trophy while they also finished the Conference B regular season on top with Ajax/Scarborough Kingz B taking top honours in Conference A.Second Division playoff champions United Titans captured the Norman Sue Bakery-sponsored trophy with runners-up being Toronto Rhinos, who had earlier won the regular-season title and the Caribbean Wave-sponsored trophy.The Third Division Roy Lalkissoon-sponsored trophy went to Phoenix Kerala while the Conference A and B winners were Maple and Phoenix Kerala.The T20 competition saw Bawa upstage VPCC to win the Bisham Singh Conference B playoff championship while Elevens Kerala took the Deo Samaroo Conference A playoff crown with victory over Scarborough Strikers.After failing to capture the regular-season title, SCA Blues bounced back to defeat archrivals Action Zone Cricket Academy to cart off the playoff title while the latter took care of business in both the regular season and playoff final in the Under-14 category.The Under-17 category was sponsored by long-standing SCA Chief Financial Officer Vish Jadunauth and assistant secretary/treasurer Mathew Francis while Liz Anandjit and Calvin Alexander took care of the Under-14 division.The Norman Sue Spirit Award, given annually to a worthy individual who has played a big role both on and off the field, was presented to HACC long-standing executive Deo Samaroo by the late businessman’s daughter Kim Sue.last_img read more


Kwara Falcons beat Hoops & Read, retain Atlantic Confernce title


first_imgFollowing the conclusion of the Atlantic Conference games yesterday, Kwara Falcons, Hoops & Read, Anambra Flames and Customs thus join Gombe Bulls, Kano Pillars, Bauchi Nets and AHIP Giants who qualified from the Savannah Conference for the Final 8 of the 2018 Kwese Premier League.ResultsOluyole Warriors 81-48 Delta ForceKwara Falcons 96-90 Hoops & ReadComets 59-66 CustomsAnambra Flames 80-77 Police BatonsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Atlantic Conference play-offs ended in Lagos Thursday with Kwara Falcons of Ilorin retaining their title after beating rivals, Hoops & Read of Lagos in an exciting encounter on a day Customs sneaked into the top 4 to qualify for the Final 8 after beating Comets 66-59.The Kwara side who were semi finalists last season were trailing the Lagos side owned by Olumide Oyedeji and needed a win yesterday, 96-90 to ensure they remain Conference champions heading into the Final 8 later next month.For the Ibadan side, Oluyole Warriors, despite their crushing defeat of Delta Force 81-48 in the first game of yesterday, they failed to make the top 4 qualifiers for the Final 8 just as Anambra Flames overcame Police Batons 80-77 to confirm their qualification .last_img read more


Women of Troy stun Cal on the road


first_imgScoreless in overtime and down seven with a minute and a half remaining, the Women of Troy needed something extraordinary to walk away with their first victory in Haas Pavilion since 2005.Team effort · Though Cal took momentum into overtime by hitting a shot at the end of regulation, it was the Women of Troy who stuck together to win. Freshman Ariya Crook led USC to victory with 11 points in overtime. – Corey Marquetti | Daily TrojanUSC freshman Ariya Crook made it happen.The guard erased the deficit by scoring all of USC’s 11 overtime points in the final 92 seconds, including the go-ahead layup with five ticks remaining to give USC (13-11, 7-6) a 76-75 overtime road victory over California (18-7, 9-4).USC began overtime missing five consecutive shots and promptly fell behind 65-72. With senior guard Ashley Corral sidelined by an ankle injury in the fourth, Crook stepped up and caught fire, hitting five straight baskets for 11 of her career-high 21 points.“With two minutes to go, we all had this look on our face, like ‘we couldn’t do this,’” Crook said. “But our coach believed in us and told us to keep fighting and to keep pushing.”Down one in the final minute, USC forced a turnover off an offensive foul by Cal guard Layshia Clarendon with 18 seconds remaining, which set up Crook for the winning basket.“I’m playing for the team,” Crook said. “With [Corral] out, I just thought I had to step up.”The Golden Bears had a chance to hit their second buzzer-beating 3-pointer of the game, but Cal guard guard Lindsay Sherbert could not convert, leaving the crowd stunned with Cal’s first home loss in Pac-12 play this season.Before the overtime battle, Clarendon hit a desperate 3-pointer over three USC defenders as time expired, sending Cal fans into a frenzy and forcing the extra five-minute period.USC was up four with 23 seconds left in regulation following two free throws by senior guard Briana GilbreathBut a layup by Cal guard Brittany Boyd and a missed free throw by Crook gave Clarendon the opportunity for her heroics.“[Coach Michael Cooper] just told us to keep our minds on the win,” Gilbreath said. “He never got down. He was excited, and he kept our minds right and focused.”Crook did not make a field goal until she hit a jumper with 3:15 left in regulation, but still finished with 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting.Gilbreath led the Women of Troy in scoring with a game-high 24 points to go with eight rebounds.USC junior forward Christina Marinacci pulled down 13 rebounds, surpassed only by Cal’s Gennifer Brandon, who had 17 boards alongside her team-high 22 points.The teams traded leads 11 times, with neither side pulling ahead by more than seven points through the entire contest.“It feels so good to finally pull out a close game. We always had heart, and we always believed that we were going to win the game,” Gilbreath said.This was the Women of Troy’s second win of the season over the Golden Bears, who are second in the Pac-12 behind No. 4 Stanford.USC defeated Cal 74-54 on New Year’s Eve for their first conference win.With the victory, the Women of Troy ended a two-game skid and avoided falling into a tie for seventh in the conference. They have a 6-6 record in the Pac-12.“We really focused in and honed in our schemes. Everything just flowed correctly for us tonight,” Gilbreath said. “We really needed this win.”USC will return home for three straight games at the Galen Center, with the first against UCLA (12-11, 7-5) on Sunday at noon.last_img read more


Kotoko terminate 8 appointments in redundancy exercise


first_imgManagement of Asante Kotoko has ended the appointments of former Team Managers, Godwin Ablordey and Prince Adu Poku plus six other employees as part of the club’s ongoing redundancy exercise.Head of Administration and Legal Affairs, Lawyer Sarfo Duku, disclosed this development on the former players in an interview with Kotoko Express App on Wednesday.The casualties, he said, also include coach of the defunct Kotoko Youth Team, Ernest Appau; his Assistant, Ibrahim Gariba and Equipment Officer, Benjamin Oppong.The rest are former Manager of the First Team and one-time Physiotherapist, Omono Asamoah, Richard Hammond, a long serving Masseur, and the security personnel at the club’s former training ground, Officers Mess in Ridge, Kumasi, Achulo Gonja.“They have not been working for the past three years,” Sarfo Duku explained as he explained the reason behind the exercise.“Some of them have not been working for two years and more” he said adding that, Management has duly notified the personalities affected by the exercise.“We have communicated the decision to the affected individuals. As Management, we have the responsibility to be prudent in our handling of the club’s finances, and this exercise is to ensure exactly that.We have communicated the development to the affected individuals and also we thanked them for the services they rendered to the club.”last_img read more


GHPL: Hearts held at home against Sharks


first_imgHearts of Oak had to settle for a point, after they were held at home against Elmina Sharks in matchweek 12 action of the Ghana Premier League. Both teams cancelled each other out in the opening embers of the game, with chances few and far between. Hearts of Oak went close on the 14th minute mark, when Raddy Ovouka burst down the left flank and fired a shot across the face of goal. Sharks opened the scoring after 25 minutes after sustained pressure, with Dennis Mensah superbly volleying home from a corner. The goal sparked life into the game, with both teams creating some decent opportunities. Kofi Kordzi fired in the equalizer for Hearts 7 minutes before halftime from a Fatawu Mohammed corner, to register his 6th goal of the campaign. Hearts pushed for the lead before halftime, and had a golden chance to do so, but Joseph Esso’s shot hit the side netting. The second half was very tensed, with both teams threatening on the counter attack. Perhaps the biggest chance of the half came in the 82nd minute, when Benjamin Tweneboah broke free for Sharks in a two on one situation , but his attempted through pass was cut out by Hearts’ Mohammed Alhassan, only for the clearance to poop just over the top of the goal post, much to the relief of Hearts keeper Richard Atta. The result means Hearts have now drawn five times this season, while picking up just two wins at home.last_img read more


Manchester United beat Tottenham after Kyle Walker own goal


first_imgManchester United began their Premier League season with a nervy 1-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford.United started slowly and Christian Eriksen almost put Spurs ahead inside five minutes when he broke through but chipped his effort over new goalkeeper Sergio Romero — starting in place of the dropped David De Gea — and also over the bar.But, despite having the better of the opening exchanges, Spurs fell behind soon after as Ashley Young scampered free to cross for Wayne Rooney and the backtracking Kyle Walker diverted the ball into his own net.It was the first time that a Premier League season had begun with an own goal, but there were no further additions before half-time and United went into the break ahead 1-0.Young had a chance to double the lead just after the hour mark as Spurs failed to clear a cross and the winger cut inside to shoot, only to see Michel Vorm gather low down on his line.Ander Herrera was brought on for new United No. 7 Memphis Depay — who looked furious to be taken off — and Louis van Gaal’s men continued to press without troubling the scorers again, while Spurs and Harry Kane in particular looked short of ideas. Romero was forced into making two saves in the final few minutes, one from a deflected Kane header, the other from a powerful shot by Eriksen moments later, but United held on for all three points.United were wearing a new kit, Old Trafford sported a new adidas logo in the stands and four new signings were named in the starting XI. But the hosts’ performance in the opening stages was very much reminiscent of the old United side who struggled at the start of last season.Defensively, United looked rusty and despite playing two midweek friendlies in Germany, Spurs were full of energy early on.Christian Eriksen brushed aside Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind, who was played at centre-half, to latch on to Kane’s chip, but the Dane lifted his shot over Romero on to the roof of the net.Romero, like his defenders, looked tense on debut. The Argentinian, who joined United on a free transfer less than two weeks ago, caused a couple of hairy moments with sloppy passes early on, but then put a crucial block in on Walker. A few minutes later, Walker was left red-faced as he put United ahead.United countered through Juan Mata and Depay after Nabil Bentaleb’s mis-placed pass. The Dutchman found Young and he squared to Rooney. As the captain readied himself for the shot, Walker did the job for him, nudging the ball past Michel Vorm, who was deputising for the injured Hugo Lloris in the away goal.United dominated for the rest of the first half, but could not double their lead despite efforts from Mata and the impressive Depay.The game hit a lull after the break. Depay twisted and turned on the edge of the box before shooting over.Romero calmly collected a dangerous free-kick from Eriksen, but otherwise Spurs looked toothless in attack. Kane, isolated on his own up front, barely had any time on the ball. Bastian Schweinsteiger was given a huge reception when he came off the bench to make his first appearance for United, and soon entered the book for tripping Nacer Chadli.Wayne Rooney tried – and failed – to score with an acrobatic effort 17 minutes from time and Young squirmed a low shot into Vorm’s arms as United pushed for a second.In the dying stages Tottenham launched a series of attacks, but Romero saved their best effort from Eriksen and Van Gaal’s men held on to record a welcome home win.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more


Clippers escape with victory against stubborn Spurs


first_imgThe Clippers’ hard-charging Montrezl Harrell drew a foul, but he missed both free throws, after which Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge made a pair to tie the score at 107.When a 3-pointer from Williams, his team’s most clutch contributor, splashed through with 41.4 seconds left, the Clippers led for good at 110-107. It was the third consecutive game that Williams came through with the key shot down the stretch; he also had the game-winning baskets in overtime against the Milwaukee Bucks and Warriors.“I don’t process it like that,” Williams said. “I just think it’s we’re in a good space right now, collectively. That’s how I process it. I don’t get really wrapped up in what I’m doing.”The Spurs – so, so stubborn – cut the margin to one point when a DeRozen drive made it 110-109 with 36 seconds left.But Gallinari, all but automatic from the free-throw line, converted four foul shots to give the Clippers an advantage that held up despite DeRozan’s final dunk with 8.7 seconds left. Two more free throws by Williams and the credits could roll on the Clippers’ third consecutive victory. Sing it, rooks!One more time: Happy birthday, @Sin_City_803. pic.twitter.com/poClET2s6b— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) November 16, 2018 Lou Williams tallies 23 PTS (9 in the 4th) off the bench in the @LAClippers home victory! #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/U3XG1XKJGK— NBA (@NBA) November 16, 2018 “It was really a strange game,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Either team who plays defense in the fourth would win the game. This was a gritty win tonight.“Like I said before the year, we’re gonna have a lot of these games, and it’s been true,” Rivers added. “Every game feels like tonight, and so if we have a lot of them, and keep winning them or even if you lose some of them, you’re going to keep learning and you won’t have as many. But it’s a process.”The Clippers (9-5) were led by Williams (23 points) Tobias Harris (whose 18 points accounted for his 14th consecutive game scoring at least 15 points) and Danilo Gallinari (19).Off the bench, Harrell added 14, and Tyrone Wallace and Sindarius Thornwell (who turned 24 on Thursday) contributed defensive effort.DeRozan – an L.A. native who played for USC – turned in a masterful performance: He scored a game-high 34 points on 14-for-30 shooting – and even earned a couple foul calls with some exaggerated reactions.After a quiet first half in which he found himself in foul trouble for the first time, Gilgeous-Alexander took some time to get involved offensively, scoring all nine of his points in the second half.The Clippers finished 28 for 35 from the free-throw line, including shooting 17 for 19 from the stripe in the first half.Nonetheless, the Clippers’ trouble sustaining separation started early.They led 44-30 on Wallace’s layup with 7:37 left in the second quarter, but looked up five minutes later and found themselves trailing 53-52. The Spurs (7-7) scored 30 points in that last 7:30 in part by capitalizing on Clippers’ mistakes – they scored 12 points on six first-half turnovers – to erase that second-quarter 14-point advantage.“San Antonio is not a team that wants to run, but we kept giving them live ball turnovers which allowed them to get easy baskets,” Rivers said. “And they’re too efficient to give them easy baskets and we did that.Harris (14), Gallinari (12) and Williams (10) all had double-digit point totals in the first half.Next up for the Clippers, who are 2-4 on the road: a three-game trip to Brooklyn, Atlanta and Washington.“We’re a good basketball team despite whatever people were talking about,” Williams said. “We always felt we were a good basketball team. We’re not surprised. We’re playing up to the level that we thought we would be.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousThe Clippers’ Tobias Harris looks to pass while the Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge defends during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, left, drives to the basket past Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell goes to the basket as the Spurs’ Davis Bertans tries to defend during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell celebrates after dunking during the first half of Thursday’s game against the Spurs at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, left, drives around Los Angeles Clippers forward Mike Scott during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers dribbles past Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers dribbles into Marco Belinelli #18 of the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace blocks a shot by San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari blocks a shot by San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers battles Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs for a loose ball during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Dante Cunningham #33 of the San Antonio Spurs blocks a shot by Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan tries to steal the ball from Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Patty Mills #8 and Rudy Gay #22 of the San Antonio Spurs defends against Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Rudy Gay #22 of the San Antonio Spurs defends against Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Derrick White #4 and Davis Bertans #42 of the San Antonio Spurs defend against Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander reacts with coach Doc Rivers after being called for a foul during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. The Clippers won 116-111. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs battles Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers for a rebound during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Marcin Gortat #13 and Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers rebound past LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs is unable to reach a loose ball before it goes out of bounds as Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers looks on during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots over the defense of Tobias Harris #34 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs dribbles past Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs battles Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers for a loose ball during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Clippers’ Lou Williams shoots between the defense of the Spurs’ Bryn Forbes, left, and Davis Bertans during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shoots over San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. The Clippers won 116-111. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari shoots over San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. The Clippers won 116-111. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli, right, fouls Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. The Clippers won 116-111. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, shoots past San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. The Clippers won 116-111. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers blocks a shot by Bryn Forbes #11 of the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari pleads after getting being called for a foul by referee Derrick Collins during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. The Clippers won 116-111. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Jakob Poeltl #25 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots over Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers grapples with Rudy Gay #22 of the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts to making a shot during the second half of a game against the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs holds his face against the San Antonio Spurs Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers looks on during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Bryn Forbes #11 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts to losing to the Los Angeles Clippers 116-111 in a game at Staples Center on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell celebrates after a basket during the second half of Thursday’s victory as the Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) looks on. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Clippers’ Tobias Harris looks to pass while the Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge defends during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 35The Clippers’ Tobias Harris looks to pass while the Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge defends during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Clippers’ 116-111 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday might not have been the must-see TV event that Monday’s overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors was, but it showcased the grit the Clippers are so proud of.Thursday’s game, which aired on TNT, was one of only three Clippers contests televised nationally on a channel other than NBA TV this season, offering cable TV viewers a rare glimpse to see a team that has been written about so much lately in national publications, including a report this week in the New York Times.The audience tuning in saw a depleted but stubborn Spurs team frustrate the home team for most of the evening, as the Clippers’ lead yo-yo’d throughout the night, including down the stretch. A 10-point fourth-quarter advantage was whittled to 99-98 with five minutes left and the teams went on to exchange shots down the stretch.Clippers rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s jump shot made it 101-98. Then new Spur DeMar DeRozan drove for a layup. Gilgeous-Alexander hit another jumper. The Clippers’ Lou Williams drained a shot. San Antonio’s Bryn Forbes made a 3-pointer. And it was 107-105.last_img read more


U.S. Open 2019: Arnold Palmer’s grandson tees off first with Rory McIlroy set to start early


first_imgA grandson of 1960 U.S. Open champion Arnold Palmer was given the honor of playing the opening tee shot at the first hole. Sam Saunders, a 31-year-old professional who is in the field after battling through qualifying in Columbus, Ohio, said in the build-up to the tournament he was “incredibly flattered” to be asked. Palmer, one of golf’s all-time greats, died in 2016.Sam Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer, will have the honor of hitting the opening tee shot of the 119th #USOpen: https://t.co/lroYidZaEg pic.twitter.com/3w9r0PBBtg— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 13, 2019McIlroy was due off at 7:51 a.m. PT, looking to end his major championship title drought which stretches back to 2014, when he won both the British Open and the PGA Championship. He arrived at Pebble Beach buoyed by winning the Canadian Open in style last weekend courtesy of a final-round 61. Among the afternoon starters was Brooks Koepka, seeking a third successive U.S. Open triumph. He won at Erin Hills in 2017 and Shinnecock Hills last year, and was due to begin his latest challenge at 1:47 p.m. local time in the company of Norwegian debutant Viktor Hovland and Italian Francesco Molinari.Masters champion Tiger Woods was due out after Koepka, at 2:09 p.m., playing in the headline group of the day with Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose. U.S. Open 2019: How Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, others will attack Pebble Beach The 119th U.S. Open got under way at Pebble Beach on Thursday and Rory McIlroy was aiming to make an early impact.Action at the California course began at 6:45 a.m. local time (9:45 a.m. ET), with players starting in groups of three from both the first and 10th tees.center_img U.S. Open 2019: Three under-the-radar players to watch Related Newslast_img read more