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  • NBA fines Pelicans coach Gentry, Pistons Van Gundy for ref rants

    first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “You know why? Because he doesn’t bitch and complain about it,” Gentry said. “He just keeps playing the game. So then it comes down to just a few plays in the game. You can’t guess on plays when you got teams playing for playoff spots. You can’t guess on a foul. That’s not right. That’s not the way you do it. We are fighting our asses off for a playoff spot.”Shortly after announcing Gentry’s fine, Kiki VanDeWeghe, executive vice president of basketball operations, announced Van Gundy’s.Van Gundy baldly claimed the Pistons “got screwed” by officials in their 100-87 loss to the Trail Blazers in Portland that left Detroit in ninth place in the East, their playoff hopes fading with every defeat.“They held and grabbed on every play and they got away with fouls all over the place,” Van Gundy said. “We got absolutely screwed all night.”He cited a string of calls he disagreed with, including two fourth-quarter drives to the basket by Pistons star Blake Griffin.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s not a clean strip when you slap down and the ball goes up in the air,” Van Gundy said. “Try it sometime: somebody hold the ball, hit the guy on the ball and knock it down and see if it goes up in the air. He gets screwed twice.”The outbursts by Gentry and Van Gundy were just the latest to draw fines from a league that doesn’t tolerate public criticism of officiating.Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Griffin was fined $15,000 on Friday after calling officiating in his team’s Thursday loss to the Rockets “a joke.”      /mufSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 He was especially angry about a foul called on New Orleans point guard Jrue Holiday while Houston star James Harden was shooting a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter — a call that drew jeers from the home crowd and eventually saw Gentry whistled for a technical for arguing it.“All we want is an equal opportunity to win the game, not have a situation where we are guessing on the biggest play of the game,” said an emotional Gentry, whose Pelicans are eighth in the Western Conference and fighting for their playoff lives.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“All of you take a look at the play, and if you think that’s a foul, if anybody out here thinks it’s a foul, then you tell me, and I’ll shut up, and I won’t say one more thing. You take a look at the play and tell me what you think when a guy comes up and winks and says, ‘I got him.’”Gentry also complained that Pelicans star Anthony Davis “never gets a call”. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry yells to the officials after being ejected during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. APThe NBA dropped $15,000 fines on New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry and Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy on Sunday for their bitter criticism of officiating in games on Saturday.Gentry was seething after the Pelicans’ 107-101 home loss to the Houston Rockets.ADVERTISEMENT Magnolia wrests lead Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

  • More Children Vulnerable to Preventable Diseases, MOH Discloses

    first_imgThe Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) has disclosed that though free routine immunization services are available throughout the country, but it is not being utilized by mothers and caregivers.The Deputy Director of NHPD, Richard Tarr, said that this situation is leaving several children unprotected thereby making them vulnerable to preventable sicknesses. “Most women are not taking their babies for vaccination though the government is making frantic efforts and this is not good for the children,” Tarr said.Mr. Tarr made specific references to three of the 15 counties where they are high number of children that are not immunized. He named Margibi, Montserrado and Grand Gedeh Counties as counties that posed more challenges.The Health Ministry official spoke at a media interactive forum at the offices of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, May 1, in Monrovia. He said more than 24 percent of children fewer than five years died in Liberia from sicknesses that could be prevented by vaccines.The media-health stakeholder interactive meeting was intended to brainstorm on a more effective ways in which awareness messages could be created for caregivers to take advantage of the routine vaccines.There are five different vaccines that a newborn should take before reaching their first birthday. These different vaccines are BCV vaccine which protect children from bad cough, polio vaccine, pentavalent vaccine, PCV or Pneumonia and measles vaccines. Four of these vaccines are provided routinely across the country. These are known as Routine Immunization (RI).However an estimated 1.5 million children died each year-one every 20 seconds from sicknesses that can be prevent by these vaccines. Vaccines protect people from catching sicknesses that cause death and disabilities. Vaccines giving during childhood prevent 2.5 million annually around the world.Mr. Tarr said Montserrado County has more unvaccinated children than all other counties combined. He indicated that 5,971 children in Montserrado are missing Penta 3 vaccine while an additional 12,938 miss measles vaccine.Providing some statistics, which he termed as challenges that they are faced with, he said 33 percent, which are about 49,628, of under-one population live in Montserrado. Nine out of ten of these children live in densely populated Monrovia districts. He said only 98 of the 241 facilities in the country provide routine immunization.He noted that Polio campaign has overshadowed routine immunization. Free RI services are available every day, but are not being utilized. There is need to increase demand and improve service delivery.He said that there are three interventions to keep children healthy and strong. They are, vaccines, nutrition and hand washing.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and some of its partners, notably United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) will on May 6, 2014 began observance of this year African Vaccination Week (AVW), which seeks to create more awareness about the importance of immunizing children.The AVW is to also strengthen RI services by increasing awareness of the importance, the need, and the right of all persons to be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.AVW is also intended to sustain advocacy, expand community participation and improve immunization service deliveryShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • U.S. Brings in More Materials for Ebola Fight

    first_imgThe U.S. Ebola response military, under the Operation United Assistance, has begun offloading containers of Ebola fighting materials and food from a contracted vessel, the VEGA, at the port of Buchanan in Grand Bassa County.VEGA brought in 57 twenty-foot equivalents of Force Provider Equipment, 16 forty-foot flat racks of Rough Terrain Container Handler, 68 containers of foodstuffs, three  containers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and 30 twenty-foot equivalents of fuel tanks.The vessel also brought in 455 containers of building materials for ETUs and 4 containers of mixed supplies  which, when put into  perspective, would take over 300 C-17 Cargo Transport aircraft to deliver the same amount of cargo aboard VEGA.According to Lt. Col. Sydney Harris, commander for the Transportation Unit, the offloading, which began October 25, is expected to take about five days to complete, and afterward two other vessels larger than the VEGA will be arriving with more supplies.This is the first shipment of several seaport operations providing supplies to Liberia from the U.S. to support government’s  response to the Ebola crisis.This means that there will be a larger influx of needed supplies to sustain troops and build training and treatment facilities in the effort to contain the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Former commander of the Joint Force Operation United Assistance, Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, acknowledged earlier that the U.S. troops would work with the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) to build treatment and training centers in the entire operations.In this regard, the Liberian Coast Guard (LCG), as part of the AFL, is providing waterside port security using skills and knowledge gained over the last five years as part of a larger U.S. Security Cooperation program mentored by the U.S. Coast Guard.The LCG effort, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy, will feature the capabilities of their 27-foot and 33-foot safe boats provided by the United States Government.As our reporter toured the Buchanan Port on Saturday, members of the Joint Force Command – United Assistance (839th Transportation Battalion) – were seen assisting in the offloading of cargo, using 40 trucks and 3 ship cranes.Buchanan, according to experts’ view, is a “Light port” capable of receiving light cargo vessels and containers.  This indicates that it can take vessels of 200 meters or less in length and cannot be so heavy as to have more than 30 feet of hull under the water.Meanwhile, the U.S. and Liberian forces are constructing a Brigade Support Area (BSA) in Buchanan to include a 40,000 square meter   secure container yard to house supplies, and a Life Support Area capable of sustaining approximately 1000 troops.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • City Hall putting its feet in its mouth

    first_imgDear Editor,There City Hall goes again, putting its feet in its mouth. On its “sacred no sell area” on the tarmac in front of the Stabroek Market (next to the Digicel booth), an established business has its bread truck parked, selling bread wholesale and retail.On enquiring from the small bread vendors and the City Constabulary ranks; they were both told that permission was given from City Hall.Is this for real?Sincerely,Eon AndrewsPresidentGuyana MarketVendors Unionlast_img

  • Thieves rob pensioner of sheep

    first_imgA De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara (WCD) pensioner is left counting her losses after she was robbed of the source of her livelihood – several sheep on Monday night.The 67-year-old woman made the startling discovery on Tuesday morning when she attempted to attend to her sheep that were secured in a pen in her backyard.According to the woman, at about 18:00hrs she secured the sheep but retired to bed just before midnight. However, the following morning she journeyed to the back of her house to take her sheep to graze but noticed that the door to the pen was opened.The woman told Guyana Times that she quickly inspected and found all of her sheep missing.“I was left dumbstruck and I immediately became frightened because I live alone and what if whoever came in here had attacked me?” the frightened woman questioned.“I think is somebody who know me came in here and steal my sheep…this is all I have, I dedicate my life to this, spend my last dollar behind them and now all of them gone, who would do something like that to an old woman like me?” the woman cried.The woman’s neighbour said that at about 02:00hrs she heard a commotion and the sheep making noise. The woman revealed that she inspected but saw nothing and as such, she returned to bed.The woman lamented her anger over the situation and called on the Police to assist the elderly woman and to properly investigate the matter.“Is sheep, is not like they will be hard to find because it has to be somebody right around here that had the guts to do this because they know that this old lady lives alone,” the neighbour said.A report was made at the Leonora Police Station and the Police is said to be investigating.last_img read more

  • Hetmyer, Iqbal rise in ODI rankings after WI-BAN series

    first_imgDespite the West Indian boys recently suffering a disappointing series after Bangladesh managed to ease past them 2-1 in the One-Day International (ODI) series, the three matches played in Guyana and St Kitts proved to be fruitful for the home team. West Indies’ new “breath of fresh air”, Shimron Hetmyer has registered a massive leap in the ODI rankings, propelling himself to 59th on the list. Hetmyer hit 207 runs in total with knocks of 52, 125 and 30, and moved up a stunning 77 positions to settle at the 59th spot. After the match-winning century in Providence, he had reached 528 points, his best in a short career so far, before losing some points following the series decider.The young man, who made his Test debut in December last year during the West Indies tour of New Zealand, has only played a total of 12 matches, but his hard hitting and calculated string of innings have made it clear that he is well on his way to the top.Chris Gayle and Rovman Powell were the heroes of their chase, and the batsmen’s table put them at No 66 (up 12 spots) and No 92 (up 16 spots) respectively. Windies Captain Jason Holder currently holds the highest West Indian position at 27th.Over on the bowlers’ side of things, off-spinner Ashley Nurse has propelled himself to the 38th spot moving some 25 places, while Guyanese Devendra Bishoo has now broken into the top 100, in the 92nd spot.Meanwhile, Tamim Iqbal, the star of Bangladesh’s ODI series win over the Windies, has led the rise of the Bangladeshis in the latest rankings.Iqbal was outstanding. He scored 130* and 103 in the first and third ODIs, both of which Bangladesh won, and hit 54 in a losing cause in the second game to aggregate 287. That made him the Player of the Series too, and gave him a career-high 737 points and the No 13 spot in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings for batsmen.It’s a rise of four spots for Iqbal, who has now taken his century tally in ODIs to 11.“I think the patience that I showed in the first, second and third match makes me happy, as it proved that my hard work paid off,” said Iqbal after the series, referring to the 160, 85 and 124 balls he faced in the three innings – in the first, he batted right through the innings.Iqbal wasn’t the only Bangladeshi on the move.Shakib Al Hasan, the talismanic all-rounder, had a good series too, with scores of 97, 56 and 37, and two wickets in the second game. That helped him move up three places to 26th among batsmen, and although he lost three spots in the bowlers’ table, he remained the top-ranked ODI all-rounder.Of the other prominent scorers in the series for Bangladesh, Mahmudullah gained four positions to get to No 38 – his 49-ball 67* also gave him a career-high 575 points – but, interestingly, Mushfiqur Rahim dropped a spot to 22nd despite a rapid 30 in the first game and a 67-ball 68 in the second.Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman were Bangladesh’s best bowlers in the Caribbean. Mortaza was the series topper in terms of wickets, with seven including 4-37 in the first match, and rose eight spots to be joint 19th with Matt Henry of New Zealand. Rahman earned a career-best 610 points earlier in the series before ending with 609 points and the No 17 spot, a gain of two spots.last_img read more


    first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 21.05.12With Donegal in action at the weekend in Cavan, the Adult football teams all had a free weekend. Congratulations to Rory on captaining Donegal and turning in a man of the match performance. Well done to our representatives on the Minor team also. The Seniors and Reserves will entertain Ardara this Sunday in the Park at 1:30pm and 3pm. The Juniors have no match. The Golf Scramble will take place in Barnhill on Saturday, June 9th. It is being organised by James Friel on 086-8255474 or Sean Boyle, Elaina and Dermot. Teams of 4 are €100. Tees and Greens can also be sponsored if you are unable to take part on the day. The U-14 Footballers began their League campaigns last Wednesday. The Div. 1 team travelled to The Bridge and had a big win over St. Michael’s; they are at home to Cloughaneely this week. The Div. 2 team won a close game with neighbour’s Termon and travel to face Fanad Gaels this week. The young Div. 3 team were beaten in Urris and they are also away from home this week, travelling to Robert Emmett’s.The U-12 Footballers are in action on Monday nights and this week the U-12’s were at home against Termon with both teams getting wins in tight games. The U-11’s travelled to Robert Emmett’s on Friday and came away with a good victory, they had no game on Monday night.The U14 Hurlers have reached the League Final this coming Thursday with a fine win over Aodh Rua in the semi-final. Good luck to the lads in the final against a strong Buncrana team. The game will be played in Burt at 7pm. Support for the boys would be much appreciated.Congratulations to Niall O’Donnell who came 2nd in the County U14 hurling Skills competition.Well done to the Boys school managed by Rory Kavanagh who won the Letterkenny Hurling Cup defeating the Gael Scoil in the Final. Congratulations to Woodlands who won the Camogie Final in the Letterkenny Cup. Thanks to all the teachers from the 8 participating schools, pupils and to Colm Breathnach, Marty McGrath and Gavin Craig for organising this successful Hurling day.Well done to Kevin Meehan and Francis Lennon who played on the Donegal County Minor hurling team in the Championship game last Saturday against Down.U16 and U18 Hurling training is on every Monday at 5:30pm in O’Donnell Park. U12 Hurling training Tuesday at 5:30, U14 Hurlers train at 4:30. As usual all new hurlers welcome.The U12 hurlers travelled to Aodh Rua on Sunday morning and competed in a very well organised Blitz. The team played Setanta, Letterkenny Gaels and Aodh Rua winning all three games. Thanks to Aodh Rua for their hospitality on the day. Training continues on Tuesdays at 5.30pm and any players who took part in the recent Primary schools competition and want to continue playing are invited to come along.Cúl Camps will be in O’Donnell Park from 2nd July – 6th July. We will also be hosting our own Camps again this year. The Hurling & Camogie is on July 16th – 20th with the Football on July 23rd – 27th. GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


    first_imgLetterkenny Credit Union is offering a cut-price loan deal to help members pay for the cost of Christmas and stop them from going to loan sharks.The organisation is offering a seasonal loan of €1,000 with just €1,020 to pay back for a period of up to 40 weeks.Under the slogan ‘Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle’, the credit union is offering the deal to all its members. Manager of Letterkenny Credit Union Gordon Randles said the offer was first made available last Christmas and proved hugely popular.Now the credit union has decided to offer the same loan deal again with the least amount of interest of any offer across Donegal.Last Christmas the €1,000 loan deal was taken up by hundreds of members who used the cash advance to spend on items over the festive season.A number of illegal money-lenders are now operating across Letterkenny and Co Donegal. Many are charging huge interest on loans after traditional avenues of money lending including banks stopped offering short-term loans. CREDIT UNION TO BEAT LOAN SHARKS WITH CHEAP CHRISTMAS LOANS was last modified: November 7th, 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:CHristmasLetterkenny Credit Unionloan sharksloanslast_img read more


    first_imgA Donegal man has gone one further with perhaps the biggest ever Ice Bucket Challenge to date.Not only did Donegal Town man Niall Gillespie complete his challenge on top of a partially-built skyscraper above New York. But he also used a construction bucket holding perhaps at least a hundred gallons of freezing water.Niall completed the challenge with his buddy Henrique Almeida and even took off his hard hat for the challenge.The well-known Donegal man can be heard nominating his friends including Mark Sweeney.Another construction worker then throws a bucket of water over the pair. But Niall then suggests “I think we need a bigger bucket”.Suddenly across the skyline of the Big Apple a huge construction bucket appears before lining up to unleash the huge deluge on Niall and his buddy.A drenched Niall is then heard saying “It’s a good cause guys – donate the money.”Niall thanked Henrique for taking the plunge with him, and to Paddy (Hazel) & Billy for organising the bucket(s)!!!“We would like to nominate Juan Padilla, Mark Sweeney, Guta Gt and my wonderful sis Kally Peace. Ye can make the donations when you are waiting for the video to load!!!!” said Niall. DDTV – DONEGAL MAN BEHIND THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE! was last modified: August 24th, 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:donegalIce Bucket Challengenew yorkNiall Gillespielast_img read more

  • 49ers start off on the road

    first_img Let’s see what his post players (Onye Ibekwe, Travon Free, Mark Dawson and Dominique Ricks) think about Powe’s return to health after the game. Classes begin at Long Beach next Monday. Reynolds will give his players including seven newcomers a couple of days to catch their breath and take their physicals before starting individual and team workouts by mid-week. Prior to last spring, when NCAA legislation was enacted, players were limited to a total of two hours weekly for preseason and post-season workouts, with only four players allowed on the court, under coaches’ supervision, at any one time. Under the new setup, an entire team can gather with coaches also on the floor but the two-hour limit is still in place. Reynolds envisions each player getting three 40-minute sessions per week (for the non-math majors, that totals two hours) before the Oct. 16 start of practice. “We’ll probably break it up into a little of each (team and smaller- group workouts),’ he said. @serifsubhead:Around the Southland @bodyrag: USC picked up its second Class of 2006 commitment Sunday when 6-5 Kevin Galloway (Sacramento High) said he would sign with the Trojans in November. Another 6-5 player, Andre McFarland (Las Vegas Durango), committed to USC in the spring. I missed out on my only opportunity to see Galloway play when he left the Pangos All-West Camp at the Southern California Basketball Academy in Cypress before the all-star games were played on July 13. So I’ll let another trustworthy source, Greg Hicks of, evaluate Galloway as a prospect. “He handles and passes the ball very well, and he has great vision,’ Hicks said Monday. “His jump shot needs some work but he has all the other attributes you look for in a high-major wing.’ Long Beach’s Lisa Willis and Compton’s Bobby Jones are bringing gold medals with them when they return to classes as seniors at UCLA and Washington, respectively. The U.S. women and men rolled to seven victories apiece during the World University Games in Izmir, Turkey. Willis averaged 9.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game. The 6-6 Jones didn’t have nearly as impressive numbers (2.4 points and 1.9 rebounds) but his medal looks just as cool. The Fullcourt Press Guard Camp attracted approximately 75 high school players this past weekend at the Southern California Basketball Academy. Joe Johnson, about to start what only seems like his seventh or eighth year at Serra High, was the best of the senior point guards in camp. Others who impressed, according to event director Dinos Trigonis, included sophomores Jason Pruitt (Artesia) and Chris Solomon (Fairfax), as well as Larry Drew and Oscar Bellfield (both of Taft). The best of the juniors included Alex Tucker (Redondo), Brandon Richardson (Hawthorne) and Avner Alhas (Northwood). Former Long Beach State player Cody Pearson was among the instructors. Gerard Anderson, an all-CIF selection in Verbum Dei who played his first two seasons of varsity at Carson, plans to play at Saddleback College. If the rest of his basketball skills ever catch up with his jumping ability … wow. Jordan High graduate Terrence Harris is expected to have an outstanding sophomore season for the Gauchos. Darryl Lawlor, a 6-5 forward who averaged 14.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game as a senior at Esperanza High (you’ve just got to love!), is expected to play as a freshman at UC San Diego, which is coached by former Long Beach State assistant Bill Carr. Lawlor’s sister, Dyanne, is a sophomore setter for the 49ers’ volleyball team, which opens its season Friday night in the Walter Pyramid against Long Island University. The final session of the summer camps put on by former Lynwood, Long Beach State, NBA and Long Beach Jam player Juaquin Hawkins gets under way Monday at Lakewood High. For more information, call (562) 318-7044. The End of Summer Showcase is on tap for the SCBA Saturday. If you’re interested (and a high school-aged player), I’m sure they’ll find a jersey for you to play. Contact Gerry Freitas (408/998- 1327) or Mark Jefferson (714/215- 2330). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Long Beach State’s basketball team didn’t do any side-stepping into the 2004-05 season, opening on the road against a top 25-caliber Charlotte team that was led by the ultimate Conference USA Player of the Year in Eddie Basden, now a Chicago Bulls’ rookie. The benefits of opening with such a non-softy would be a subject for debate Long Beach was pummeled by 29 points if there was a whole lot of rehashing necessary after a 10-20 season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Three nights later they will be in Berkeley where they will face a Cal team that, led by Leon Powe, should be the most improved club in the Pacific-10 Conference. The Golden Bears are in Italy and won four of their first five games (the fifth was scheduled for Monday) by lopsided scores. The 6-foot-8 Powe, an all-conference choice as a freshman who missed last season after reconstructive knee surgery, had 37 points and eight rebounds in a victory over a Belgian professional team Saturday night. “I noticed that,’ Reynolds said Monday afternoon, demonstrating how Internet-savvy he is. “I’m happy he’s back.’ center_img Season IV under Larry Reynolds tips off in comparably challenging settings. The 49ers open on Nov. 18 in the Thomas & Mack Center against a UNLV team that has much of a chance as anyone of winning a Mountain West Conference title in 2006. last_img read more