Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid lead Sixers past Jazz

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Butler then hit a jumper to extend the lead and drew an offensive foul, sending the crowd into a frenzy as Hall of Famer Allen Iverson jumped up to celebrate from his courtside seat.“The atmosphere was amazing,” Embiid said.The 76ers are 29-1 in last 30 regular-season home games.Redick had 16 points and Simmons had 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Embiid scored 12 of his points in the fourth quarter after he played less than a minute in the third because he had four fouls.Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 31 points.ADVERTISEMENT “We competed but we have to be smarter,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “We had some mistakes where we have to think more. They add up against a team like this.”After the Jazz made the first basket, Butler scored on a reverse layup to begin a 12-0 run. He also nailed a 3-pointer during that stretch as Philadelphia dominated early.But Utah closed to 54-52 at halftime following Derrick Favors’ alley-oop dunk.Redick and Mike Muscala hit consecutive 3s early in the third quarter. However, the Jazz came back and went up 81-80 on Mitchell’s jumper late in the quarter.“Up until the end, we made a few mistakes, but we played passionate,” Mitchell said. “Honestly, they’re a great team, but we had the game in the bag except for a few mistakes. I think the game just got away.”MUTUAL ADMIRATIONSimmons and Butler already have developed chemistry and enjoy playing with each other.Simmons on Butler: “He knows how to play the game at a high level. IQ is very high.”Butler on Simmons: “He sees plays before they happen and that makes my job easier.”CROWD WATCH Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins sat courtside along with Iverson. Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills sat behind the basket. Iverson rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell and fans roared in anticipation of Butler’s first appearance.TIP-INSJazz: After missing eight of his first 10 shots, Mitchell made two in a row and talked trash to fans behind the basket. … Joe Ingles had 14 points and Favors and Rubio each had 13.76ers: Markelle Fultz made one of two free throws in his first trip to the foul line since his awkward, double-clutch attempt at Miami on Monday. He shuffled the ball back-and-forth in his hands before tossing it up. He finished 2 of 4 from the line. … Redick got a flagrant foul for kicking Ricky Rubio in the face while he air-balled a 3.UP NEXTJazz: At Boston on Saturday night.76ers: At Charlotte on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Butler, the four-time All-Star acquired Monday from Minnesota in a five-player trade, got a loud ovation during introductions and quickly made an impression as the Sixers built a 16-point lead in the first quarter.Fans serenaded him throughout the game and he got to hear the team’s “1-2-3 Sixers” theme song after the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I already knew this crowd would be excited,” Butler said. “Now that I have them on my side it’s better for me. Y’all, we, have some great fans. Y’all have the catchiest song. I used to sing it in my head when I came in here.”The Jazz rallied after a rough first quarter and the teams went back-and-forth in the fourth quarter. Jae Crowder’s put-back after Ricky Rubio’s stole the ball and missed a lay-up gave Utah a 107-105 lead with 1:37 left. JJ Redick tied it on a pair of free throws. Ben Simmons’ driving lay-up gave the 76ers a 109-107 lead. MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Timberwolves beat Blazers for 3rd straight win since Butler trade Philadelphia 76ers’ Jimmy Butler, center, celebrates with JJ Redick, left, and Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Philadelphia(AP (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Butler had the sellout crowd chanting his name and singing his favorite theme song.Butler scored 28 points in his home debut, Joel Embiid had 23 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Utah Jazz 113-107 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

LeBron James, Lonzo Ball post triple-doubles in Lakers win over Hornets

first_imgView comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We are always looking for our teammates and that’s the greatest satisfaction we can have when we see our teammates score the ball,” James said. “Always been pretty good rebounders for our positions. Him at the guard spot and me at the 4. … We just try to be aggressive, attack the rim, make shots. We showed all that tonight.”James continued his dominance over Charlotte, improving to 27-1 in his last 28 games against Michael Jordan’s franchise.He was unstoppable throughout on penetration, helping the Lakers outscore the Hornets 40-17 in the third quarter and build a 30-point lead with his second triple-double of the season and 75th of his career. He did not need to play in the fourth quarter.Ball played into the fourth quarter to earn his third career triple-double. He finished 7 of 11 from the field, helping hand the Hornets their worst loss of the season on the second night of a back-to-back.Miles Bridges had a career-high 17 points for the Hornets.ADVERTISEMENT WALKER ICE COLDHornets two-time All-Star Kemba Walker was held to a season-low four points on 2-of-13 shooting from the field. Once a front-runner for the league MVP, Walker is in the midst of a major shooting slump, making just 32.3 percent (34 of 105) of his shots from the field in the last six games.Hornets coach James Borrego thinks Walker will be fine.“He’s had a couple of nights where he has struggled shooting the ball but he’ll continue to shoot. We trust him,” Borrego said. “His confidence is still there. I think he’ll kick it back into gear real soon. He’s having to work a lot out there. The way teams are guarding him and the way he’s having to defend. For whatever reason he just hasn’t seen the ball go through the net right now. ”UP NEXTLakers: Visit Washington on Sunday.Hornets: Host Cleveland on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomcenter_img CJ at No. 1? TIP-INSLakers: Here’s an example of the LeBron James factor: The crowd of 19,461 fans was the largest ever to see an NBA game at the Spectrum Center.Hornets: Sideline analyst Stephanie Ready worked her last game for the Hornets and the team did a nice tribute to her on the scoreboard during the first half. Ready is moving on to take a new position outside the organization. … Charlotte was outrebounded 52-28.HE BE JAMMINGLance Stephenson was assessed a technical foul in the third quarter for playing the air guitar and taunting Miles Bridges after Stephenson buried a 3-pointer.But Walton said the beat must go on for Stephenson.“The air guitar, absolutely I’m OK with that,” Walton said. “He’s been doing it and you can’t take that away from the man. It’s who he is. I tried once earlier this season and he just keeps doing it. That is what makes him is his competitive greatness and that is who he is.”McGEE PLAYS THROUGH FLUJaVale McGee was 9 of 10 from the field and had 19 points and six rebounds despite playing with the flu. He had a nurse with IV bags in his own private room before the game.“I said that Tyson (Chandler) was starting if he can’t go,” Walton said. “And right before the game they told me that JaVale wanted to give it a go, so we put him back in the starting lineup.” MOST READ James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, while Ball had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as Los Angeles routed the Charlotte Hornets 128-100 on Saturday night. The only other Lakers to accomplish the feat in the same game were Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Jan. 22, 1982.“It’s crazy, man,” Ball said. “I watched a lot of him (LeBron) growing up and now we had triple-doubles in the same game. I don’t even know if I dreamed of that before.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAdded James: “Any time you can put yourself in the conversation of Laker history, all the guys that have come through this franchise, it’s pretty special.”James said he and Ball are “one in the same” when it comes to their playmaking ability. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Luke Walton was surprised to hear that LeBron James and Lonzo Ball were only the second Lakers teammates to record a triple-double in the same game.“I know it’s not easy. There have been a lot of good players in Lakers history and I figured Walton and Kobe (Bryant) would have done it a few times,” joked Walton, a former small forward with the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Justice Must Prevail over Cox Building’

first_imgFollowing years of legal battle over the ownership of the Cox building situated on Benson Street, Dr. Arda Thompson-Collins, who is one of the surviving granddaughters of Col. David F.M. Dean has said she would take every legal means available to ensure that her family gets justice against Atty. Sam Solomon.Atty. Solomon is claiming the property.Dr. Collins, who has returned home from the United States, told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday that “Atty. Solomon has no legal right to the property, because my family does not know him.” She said the property belongs originally to her grandfather, the late Col. David F. M. Dean.”In her absence, Dr. Ayele Ajavon-Cox served as administrator of the property through her late mother Gertrude Dean-Thompson. However, Atty. Solomon has maintained that he obtained a Power of Attorney from the late Jeremiah Harris family, who he claimed owned the building. He said the family gave him the property to manage, which authority, he said was confirmed by the Civil Law Court.Dr. Collins, in her response to Atty. Solomon’s claim, said, “What I know is that the justice system does not need to look at who a person is, where he or she comes from and how much money he or she has, but it needs to consider for people to get what they’ve worked for. And Justice must prevail.”She said Atty. Solomon’s claim to possess a Power of Attorney to manage her family’s property “is ridiculous, because we were receiving money while in the United States from Mr. Abi Jaoudi, a Lebanese businessman, in the 1980s.“Mr. Morgan who was the real estate agent was the one that used to collect the rent from Mr. Jaoudi, before transferring it to the family in the US.”Dr. Collins said she is not going to dignify Solomon’s contention that he possesses a Power of Attorney to manage her family’s property, “I want to see the Power of Attorney that he has, the date on which it was probated and who signed it.” While they were in the United States, Dr. Collins recounted, her mother gave Dr. Ayele Ajavon-Cox, the Power of Attorney to manage the property.“I’m back home to help Dr. Cox fight this battle by reclaiming our property from Atty. Solomon,” she indicated, adding, “if the court gives you back what belongs to you, then that is justice.”“But, if the court takes money in exchange for justice, that is not justice. It is stealing and if this is happening in our case, we are not going to allow it,” she said.According to her, Dr. Cox authorized the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) to demolish the building. Unfortunately that did not happen, because of the stay order placed on the building by the Supreme Court on the demolition exercise, on the orders of Atty Sam Solomon.When Atty. Solomon was contacted yesterday he said he is ready for any legal fight with Dr. Cox and Dr. Collins.“I am the legal administrator of the Jeremiah Harris property and if anyone attempts to interfere into my affairs, I am going to institute a criminal and civil action in the amount of US$1.5 million against such a person,” Atty. Solomon threatened.He alleged that the property was given to him through a legal process by the Civil Law Court, and he would not be troubled with any eviction threat.“The good thing for them is for us to go back to court and not to use the media to gain public sentiment,” the former prosecutor advised.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

USC’s Stewart back at practice, will play

first_img “I apologized to the team, and everything’s all right now,” Stewart said. “We’re moving past that.” Stewart is relieved that he will be able to play tonight against Washington, his hometown team. Tim Floyd decided not to further discipline Lodrick Stewart, who was back at practice Wednesday after being kicked out of Tuesday’s practice for elbowing a teammate. Stewart and Floyd met briefly before practice Wednesday, and Stewart addressed the team. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I’ve been praying and everything to get a win,” Stewart said. “Like how everyone takes the UCLA-USC games so seriously here, that is how I feel about the (Washington) game because that’s where I’m from.” Stewart knows many Washington players and is good friends with standout guard Brandon Roy, who leads the Huskies with 19.1 points per game. He took a lot of grief last year after Washington beat USC by 30 and 25 points. “When we hang out in the summer, they bring it up all the time,” Stewart said. “It’s kind of embarrassing but kind of funny at the same time because I know all of them. Hopefully this year I’ll get the bragging rights for when I go home.” Back to basics USC spent the first two days of practice this week going back to early defensive drills in an effort to correct what went wrong last week, when both Arizona and Arizona State made over 50 percent of their shots against the Trojans. center_img “We’ve got to get back to where we were in understanding how important (defense) was to us when we were winning games,” Floyd said. “… We were working on everything going back to Day 1, and that starts with defensive transition.” The USC defense will be put to the test against Washington, which has the No. 1 scoring offense among NCAA Division I teams at 90.0 points per game. “I know everyone is nervous because when we watch film on this team it’s like the Harlem Globetrotters,” Stewart said. “They get out and score in such big bunches. You don’t see too many teams in the nation do that.” Recruit update Floyd said Tuesday that forward Kasey Cunningham, who has signed a letter of intent to attend USC in the fall, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee while playing for his high school team. However, the Albuquerque Tribune reported Wednesday that Cunningham was hopeful the injury wasn’t a tear. Cunningham, who plays for Cibola High in Albuquerque, was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Floyd said he expects Cunningham to be with USC next season regardless of the extent of the injury. 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

‘CAISLEAIN OIR – THE MUSICAL’ HITS THE DONEGAL STAGE THIS WEEKEND

first_imgFor the past two months, over eighty young people from across South West Donegal have been busy rehearsing for the Bosco Centre’s production of “Caisleáin Óir the Musical”.Now, as opening night draws near, excitement is beginning to rise in advance of this beautiful, heart-warming and enchanting musical.This enchanting Irish musical is based on the novel “Caisleain Oir” by Séamus Ó Grianna. The beautiful Donegal tale was transformed into a dynamic and heart rending musical in 1998 when Donegal’s very own Leslie Long wrote the score and along with Kathleen Ruddy and Phil Dalton, created a new, vibrant and truly memorable musical (in the English language) out of “Máire’s úrscéal”. The story of Caisleáin Óir (“Castles of Gold”), as many people remember from their old school days, follows Séimí Gallagher and Babaí Mhairtín Freil on their journey through life.Set in rural Ireland at the turn of the 20th century, the play focuses on the childhood romance of Séimí and Babaí’ (Oisin Joyce and Hannah Doogan) and their pursuit of destiny.Director, Séimí Campbell, musical director, Eileen Carr and choreographers, Berni Canny and Kellie Coughlan, said that they are “very excited about this year’s production.”“I am lucky to have such a talented cast, hard-working production team and a wonderful script with beautiful music”, Séimí added. “Caisleáin Óir” runs next weekend, Friday 22nd – Monday 25th August, in the Bosco Centre, Donegal Town nightly at 7pm. Tickets can be pre booked through the Bosco Office on 0877846012 or on the door at €10 adult and €5 child.Séimí and Babaí….. will they end up together or will fate stop them? You will have have to go to find out by coming to this spectacular musical production! ‘CAISLEAIN OIR – THE MUSICAL’ HITS THE DONEGAL STAGE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 21st, 2014 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:Caisleain OirDonegal TownJohn Bosco Centrelast_img read more

Pressure to succeed breeds corruption

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Poulson said students and working professionals alike are under increased pressure to produce winning results. And sometimes those results are obtained by questionable means. “Parental pressure is high and there is also a perception that employers only want people with high grade-point averages,” he said. “But research has shown that grade-point averages and future success don’t necessarily have any correlation.” In the business world, operations at publicly held companies are heavily shaped by the expectations of shareholders and analysts. “If we don’t meet analyst expectations we’re really in trouble,” Poulson said. Gary Kaplan, president of Gary Kaplan & Associates, a Pasadena-based executive search firm, said workplace ethics are being stretched, skewed and in some cases ignored. “In these contemporary times, there seems to be increased pressure to succeed and accumulate wealth rapidly,” Kaplan said. “I think there is an inordinate amount of impatience compared with the last couple of generations.” Kaplan said the traditional concept of working hard, getting periodic merit increases and gradually climbing the corporate ladder has “gone out the window” for many. That mind-set is reflected in many of the potential job candidates Kaplan’s firm sees. “We deal with a high percentage of individuals who have falsifications on their resumes,” he said. “Some don’t have the \ degrees they claim while others claim different majors or grade point averages.” Kaplan said many employees in today’s business world are overly eager to get ahead – regardless of how they do it. “As an observer of people moving in and out of corporate America, I see there is far less patience to get to that pot of gold,” he said. “There is pressure to have the deck stacked in your favor. And if you have that kind of mind-set … these are the same kinds of people who play fast and loose with company finances.” Michael Carney, a professor of finance and real estate at Cal Poly Pomona, said most company executives will probably steer clear of any type of questionable behavior. “I think most of them would want to stay squeaky clean,” he said. “These people work very hard to maintain a reputation of integrity, and even suspicion about something like this can cause someone’s career to come to a halt. My suspicion is that it’s a very small group of people who are doing this.” A newly released survey by the International Association of Business Communicators Research Foundation found 61 percent of companies encourage openness about ethical/unethical conduct in their organizations, and 46 percent encourage discussion of moral dilemmas and censurable conduct. The survey – which polled 1,827 companies – also noted another particularly disturbing fact: Organizations are more likely to punish unethical behavior that results in personal gain than unethical behavior that results in corporate gain. Carney thinks Thursday’s verdict could do some good in that it might prompt some to abandon money-enriching schemes. “Those who aren’t contemplating fraud of any kind likely won’t be affected,” he said. “But the ones who are will definitely think twice. Individuals who are inclined toward this type of behavior will be given more to think about.” kevin.smith@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2701160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thursday’s conviction of former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling offered a sobering glimpse at the deepest depths of corporate greed. In a nation where revelations of financial wrongdoing in the business world have become increasingly common, many are left to wonder how – and when – these people lost their moral compass. Chris Poulson, a professor of management and human resources at Cal Poly Pomona, offered a theory. “Teaching begins at home,” Poulson said. “If you’ll do anything for a grade … you’ll do anything for a buck. Students come out of business schools and universities having downloaded most of their papers from the Web. And they’ve found devious ways to improve their grades by cheating on exams.” last_img read more

If you build it …

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UNIVERSAL CITYWALK – It’s 10:35 p.m, but the light’s as bright as day from all the neon signs. There’s a crowd gathered around EB Games and the air’s pulsing with excitement. To the 200 or so people who’ll show up tonight to be among the first to lay their hands on an Xbox 360, this is not just a toy, not just something you can plug in. To them, this is a part of history. Some will take them home and play, others will stow them away for after work. They’re here, waiting for the clock to drag its way to midnight, so they can hoot to their friends that they were there, they got it first. “We decided to geek out a bit tonight,” grinned Chad Persons, a 33-year-old Studio City camera operator who’d pre-purchased his system two months previous and headed out with a buddy to lay hands on their systems at midnight. “Sometimes the geek power is just too strong, so you just gotta come … It’s so cutthroat to get them, you want to make sure you really get it.” As curiously proportioned animated women dance their way across the screen, previewing the games the assembled crowd will soon be fooling around with, Grandmaster Flash competes with Jimi Hendrix for the ears of the players. They mill around, hoping for a chance to wrest the demonstration controllers away from the glazed-eyed youths who’ve taken them over. Fat chance. This is a mixed crowd old, young, professional, unemployed. Guys who are proud to call themselves geeks, kids who just know that they’re getting a cool new toy, they’re all bumping into each other as the excitement grows. Only a little more than an hour and they’ll start getting their boxes. “These kinds of people who are up here right now, they’re not going to go to sleep tonight,” said Adrian Torres, district manager for Microsoft Corp.’s Southern California operations. “They’ll pass out in front of the screen. The good thing about this is, though, is that it has a button on the controller so you can turn it off. You don’t even have to get up when you finally fall asleep.” Tick tock, tick tock midnight and gaming nirvana inch closer. —— The clock has swung to 11:50 and inside EB Games, an employee barks out “10 more minutes!” as the team frantically gets all the boxes and accessories lined up to go. The customers are massed outside, teeming with energy. David Jimenez is first in that line, a spot he’s occupied for nine hours today. He’s not working right now, so devoting his day and the night to come is no problem. Though outwardly calm, he’s raging with excitement within, vowing to play “Project Gotham Racing 3” until he can’t go anymore. “I’ll be playing it half asleep, hunched over the TV,” the 36-year-old Glendale resident said, voice intense before trailing off. “For me, it’s worth it. Just like reading a good book or watching a good movie. And the anticipation of it, wanting to get my hands on it …” Right behind him stands Andy Mateus, a Burbank stage carpenter who’s been longing to play the first person shooter “Perfect Dark Zero.” He got in line at 7:15 a.m. for the wristband that guaranteed him the second slot in line. He plays six to 10 hours when he’s got a day off – and he’s got many of those planned ahead. “I took the whole week off, man,” he said. “When you’re playing, there’s not enough time to take it all in. You wish you could freeze time.” ——— At midnight, the front of the store explodes in a hail of fireworks, eliciting minor cheers from the pack. They’re much more excited about what just got wheeled in on dollies, box after shining box. And then the doors are open, the first customers cascading in. Jimenez and Mateus already have their wallets out, flashing cash and picture IDs. Mateus hollers out his phone number like an Army private reporting for morning roll call, anxious to prove that he’s the legitimate soon-to-be owner of a 360. “Don’t give me one of those ones you dropped, either,” he says, suspiciously examining the first box. The clerk rolls his eyes and offers another, which Mateus runs his fingers lightly over, searching for any imperfections. This one passes muster. He and Jimenez both pull out hundred dollar bills and gather their haul into big white bags. A few questions more and they’re out the door. Both raise their arms, triumphant, holding the bags aloft like gladiators posing for an adoring audience. The crowd goes wild as the clock hits 12:11. And they’re on their way, headed off in the very early morning, already dreaming of fantastic races and gun battles for hours to come. Brent Hopkins, 818-713-3738 brent.hopkins@dailynews.comlast_img read more

A’s wild walk-off vs Twins gives them chance to clinch playoffs at home

first_imgOAKLAND — Throughout this entire week, A’s manager Bob Melvin has refused to even entertain the idea of potentially clinching a playoff berth at home until the exact day presented itself. That day is here.Stephen Piscotty’s mad dash home to score the game-winning run on a walk-off wild pitch from Trevor Hildenberger in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over the Twins shrunk the A’s magic number to one. The A’s (94-61) can clinch a playoff spot in front of their home fans Sunday with a win against the …last_img read more

Curious timing in Athletics’ decision to honor 1989 World Series champs

first_imgWhat’s better than reminding your older sibling of that time you beat them?That’s what the A’s will be doing Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum ahead of their game against the Giants.The Athletics will honor their 1989 championship club before the 1:07 first pitch of the second two-game series between the Bay Area rivals this season.Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson and Dennis Eckersley will be on hand, according to a release from the club, as will series MVP Dave Stewart, who threw a …last_img read more

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