Former Knick Oakley ejected, arrested after MSG altercation

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who played with Oakley in New York, said the scene was “sad.”“That was tough for me to watch,” Rivers added. “Honest to God, if you could see, I took three steps. I swear I was going to run down there and then I thought, ‘What the hell am I going to do?’ But I didn’t like that. That’s my guy. So that was tough to watch from where I was standing.”Security was called to Oakley’s seat after he was shouting at Dolan, sitting not far ahead in his usual seat in the first row behind the baseline. Oakley shoved one security official in the face, though neither he nor any other arena staff threw any punches or pushed Oakley back, as players and tennis great John McEnroe looked on from his nearby seat.“I stopped and then there was an inbounds play on the side. I turned around just in time as he was handing it to him and then there was a foul. I walked back to catch the third, fourth and fifth rounds,” Clippers forward Blake Griffin said. “It was crazy, man.”Oakley was handcuffed near an arena exit as he waited for police to arrive.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite NBA: Warriors’ owner ‘hurt’ by finals trash talk from Michael Jordan Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos The 53-year-old Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988-98, helping them reach the NBA Finals, but has a poor relationship with the team because of his criticism of Dolan, the Madison Square Garden chairman.“Charles Oakley came to the game tonight and behaved in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner,” the Knicks wrote in a statement on Twitter . “He has been ejected and is currently being arrested by the New York City Police Department. He was a great Knick and we hope he gets some help soon.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe NYPD said Oakley was arrested on three counts of assault, all third degree. He was being processed for a desk appearance and will be issued a summons to report back to court.The altercation took place just a few rows behind the court during a stoppage in play as Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis was shooting free throws, and players from both teams turned to watch. Former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley exchanges words with a security guard during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the LA Clippers, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Former Knicks star Charles Oakley was forcefully removed from his seats at Madison Square Garden and arrested after an altercation near team owner James Dolan.Oakley shoved security guards before they pulled him away from his seat behind the baseline during the first quarter of the Knicks’ 119-115 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Fans chanted “Oakley! Oakley!” in support of the popular power forward.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown The 6-foot-8 Oakley was a rugged enforcer playing alongside Michael Jordan in Chicago and then Patrick Ewing on the Knicks teams of the 1990s. He has kept his tough-guy persona long after retirement, trading barbs with former rival Charles Barkley recently.“He’s the best teammate in the world. He really is,” Rivers said. “Honestly, the players could see, that was a tough thing to watch. I’ve been in the league a long time and I’ve never seen a thing like that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View commentslast_img read more

GlobalPort posts first win, sends NLEX to 0-6 start

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort overcame the absence of Terrence Romeo down the stretch to beat NLEX, 85-82, for its first win in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Malcolm White scored 23 points, including the go-ahead jumper, 82-80, with 23.8 seconds left, that went with 16 rebounds and six blocks as the Batang Pier finally barged into the win column after dropping their first four games.ADVERTISEMENT Banario to face Jartim instead of Lisita in ONE Manila card Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “There is no perfect game but there is perfect effort,” said GlobalPort deputy Eric Gonzales, filling in for head coach Franz Pumaren, who was feeling under the weather. “I wanted to bring Terrence back in the game but he suffered from cramps. But, everybody stepped up in his place.”“We dedicate this game to coach Senen,” Gonzales said, referring to team assistant Senen Dueñas, who passed away Wednesday morning due to complications following chest surgery.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnStanley Pringle added 15 points, five rebounds and four assists while Romeo finished with 12 points on a bad 3-of-12 shooting night from the field with five assists and five turnovers.Romeo went to the bench with 6:15 remaining and headed into the dugout with under five minutes left. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES NLEX import Wayne Chism posted a game-high 29 points and 14 rebounds but he did not get enough support from the locals with Kevin Alas, Garvo Lanete and Carlo Lastimosa combining for just one point.Both Lanete and Lastimosa, who logged just three minutes and 14 seconds, were held scoreless.The Road Warriors, who suffered their sixth loss in as many games, rallied from 10 points down in the third quarter with Chism tying the game at 80 with a 3-pointer over White with 34.9 ticks to go.White answered back with a baseline turnaround jumper over Chism to put GlobalPort ahead for good.Juami Tiongson’s heave just passed halfcourt that would’ve forced overtime hit the front iron as time ran out.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Rockets lament missed chances after Game 7 defeat

first_img “It’s a grown man’s league,” Tucker said. “It doesn’t matter, next man up. You’ve got to play. You’ve got to win. It doesn’t matter who plays, step up.” The Rockets led the NBA by making an average of 15.3 3-pointers on their way to a franchise-record 65 wins in their second year in coach Mike D’Antoni’s high-octane offence. They made it to the conference finals for the first time since 2015, but were unable to overcome their worst shooting game of the postseason. Houston made just 7 of 44 attempts in Game 7 on Monday night. Trevor Ariza was 0 for 9. Harden missed his last 11 tries in a 2-for-13 night, and Gordon connected on just 2 of 12 attempts. “The first half, just our energy defensively was different. That created more opportunities for the 3 and they went in,” Harden said. “As a result of that, we got a double-digit lead going into halftime. Those same opportunities were there in the second half, we just didn’t make them. They made tough shots. That’s it pretty much.” HOUSTON (AP): The Houston Rockets were up by 14 in the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors when they started missing from 3-point range. They shot themselves all the way from prime position to advance to the NBA Finals to the end of a solid season. James Harden was the first to miss. Eric Gordon soon bricked one, and P.J. Tucker did the same. It was miss after miss after miss as the cold streak stretched to nine by halftime. There were 14 more in the third quarter in a surprising performance for a team that relied on the 3 all season. By the time Tucker connected with about six minutes left, the Rockets had missed an NBA-record 27 straight 3-pointers and the Warriors were on their way to a 101-92 victory. Though Gordon believes the result would have been different if Houston had Chris Paul for the last two games of the Western Conference finals, saying: “if he was out there, we’d have been playing on Thursday,” the rest of the Rockets agreed that even the nine-time All-Star probably couldn’t have changed things on a night their shooting was historically bad. STEP UPlast_img read more

SEA Games: Arven Alcantara gets taekwondo silver as comeback falls short

first_imgThailand reports case of coronavirus from China Hauihongthong landed a scissor kick as the two were falling to the ground to set the final count.A bit of confusion ensued when Hauihongthong’s kick was initially ruled illegal but after a lengthy video review, the referee and the technical committee ultimately handed him the point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4After trailing 13-5 earlier in the bout, Alcantara unleashed a mad rush of offense to take a 14-13 lead after a stiff body kick.He was the first Filipino jin to fall in the final in Day 2 of the taekwondo competitions. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down MOST READ Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday PH’s Arven Alcantara competes in the quarter finals of the 2019 SEA Games Taekwondo tournament in Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Arven Alcantara came up short in his spirited comeback and settled for the silver medal in the 68 kilograms taekwondo final in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Sunday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.Alcantara lost to Thailand’s Lakchai Hauihongthong, 24-22, in the gold medal match despite a late rally to even take a 22-20 lead.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations SEA Games: After pole vault win, PH also captures women’s heptathlon gold View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

United knock City out Cup in derby thriller

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, January 8 – Manchester United knocked holders Manchester City out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 third round win in an incident-packed derby at Eastlands on Sunday.Wayne Rooney scored twice, netting either side of the controversial sending off of City captain Vincent Kompany, with Danny Welbeck also on target to make it 3-0 before the break for the visitors But City pulled a goal back early in the second half when Aleksandar Kolarov bent a free-kick round the wall from the edge of the box.And 10-man City struck again when Sergio Aguero made it 3-2 in the 65th minute following a mistake by United substitute Paul Scholes, summoned out of retirement by manager Sir Alex Ferguson following an injury crisis. Premier League leaders City, three points in front of champions United at the top of the table, pressed for an equaliser, with Kolarov going close from a second free-kick in stoppage time, but Ferguson’s men held on.Defeat meant City’s hold on the Cup lasted just one match, as the third round is the stage where Premier League clubs enter the tournament.“I think we made them (City) better than they were,” Ferguson told ITV.“We were just so careless in the second half.“At 3-0 up at half-time they thought they were through and took their foot off the peddle. “It was a careless performance, we should have been home and dry.”City boss Roberto Mancini, clearly unhappy with the 12th red card shown to Kompany by referee Chris Foy, praised his team’s character after going 3-0 down.“It’s best that we talk about the game and not the referee.“I am happy because I think we played a fantastic performance, the players did well in the second half.“We scored two times, we had other chances to score in the end and we didn’t concede any chances for them to score.”Rooney gave United the lead against the run of the play in the 10th minute when, after spreading play wide to Antonio Valencia, he sprinted into the box and then, from the winger’s cross, he powered in a header off the crossbar.And, two minutes later, City — three points in front of champions United at the top of the table — were down to 10 men.Kompany appeared to win the ball cleanly from Nani, who played on, after sliding in on a wet pitch but the City defender had gone in two-footed and referee Chris Foy produced a red card.Welbeck made it 2-0 with a brilliant volley from the edge of the box in the 30th minute and 10 minutes later he forced a penalty after he was brought down in the box by Kolarov.Rooney’s spot-kick was well saved by Costel Pantilimon, only for the England striker to head in from the rebound as United look to avenge their 6-1 league defeat by City at Old Trafford in October.Then, with half an hour left, Scholes came on to replace Nani as his former United midfield colleague David Beckham watched from the stands.But it was Scholes who set up City’s second goal when he gave the ball away to James Milner, whose cross was met by Aguero.His initial effort was saved by Anders Lindegaard but Aguero scored on the follow-up in the 65th minute.However, United held on for victory.Sunday’s other ties see Chelsea face 2008 FA Cup winners Portsmouth while Sunderland look to continue their revival under Martin O’Neill at Peterborough and Sheffield Wednesday play West Ham.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘I spent £62.50 on a Fabian Delph shirt for my son’s birthday, how do I explain to him that he’s no longer there, just five days after committing his future!’, says talkSPORT caller

first_imgIt’s fair to say Fabian Delph’s move to Manchester City has angered Aston Villa fans.City triggered an £8m release clause in Delph’s contract and the 25-year-old agreed a five-year-deal on Friday.But one caller to Drivetime was far from impressed, expressing his frustration having purchased a Delph shirt for his son, after the England international committed his future to Villa last weekend, only for him to reverse his decision just a few days later.“How do I tell a young boy, who has a hero at that football club, who loves football and doesn’t see the politics of the game, that actually he’s leaving son because he no longer values everything he said five days ago,” James told Sam Matterface and Micky Quinn.last_img

Embattled cemetery could open longer

first_imgGLENDALE — A plan being considered by plaintiffs and the embattled owners of Grand View Memorial Park may lead to extended operating hours and limited maintenance at the troubled cemetery, attorneys close to the case said. A status report, slated for submission to Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, outlines proposals to finance upkeep of the 25-acre cemetery while criminal and civil cases against the owners are heard, said attorney Paul Ayers, who represents more than two dozen plaintiffs. “A cemetery in distress is truly a dangerous thing because of the emotions involved in it,” he said. “People are constantly concerned. They’re constantly upset. This is something that’s close to them. It’s like desecrating a church.” A status conference in the civil case is scheduled Wednesday. The 121-year-old cemetery at 1341 Glenwood Road has been in disrepair since state investigators chained its iron gates in June, after owner Marsha Lee Howard was investigated for alleged financial mismanagement and mishandling of remains. The city of of Glendale brokered a deal in late August to reopen the cemetery between noon and 4 p.m. Sundays, but Judge Anthony Mohr later ordered the parties in the civil case to extend the operating hours. “That’s what our aim is,” Ayers said. “Nobody’s talking about seven days a week. We’re talking about eight-hour days and more days than one.” Kevin Alexander, Howard’s attorney in the civil case, did not return calls seeking comment. Tina Mangarpan, an attorney for cemetery co-owner and operator Moshe Goldsman, declined to comment Friday. But Mike Arias, an attorney representing lead plaintiff Mary Louise Largey, was optimistic about the effort. “Both the state, the defendants, the plaintiffs and the court are all working diligently to try to come up with a plan for the cemetery to open more than the current hours on Sunday,” he said. “The effort being taken by all the parties bodes well for that happening.” Key to the plan is stabilizing the cemetery’s finances, Ayers said. The state investigation had suspended business at Grand View, so it couldn’t cover the $40,000 to $50,000 a month required to pay for mortgage, insurance, utility bills and employee salaries. Ayers said the cemetery could generate some income. Goldsman was negotiating a contract with the Los Angeles County coroner to cremate remains earlier this year. “We’re trying to find out what the status of that is,” he said. “That would create income.” Also, its endowment care fund is nearly $1 million, and still generates about $3,000 a month in interest, Ayers said. Although criminal charges were dropped, Howard still faces an administrative hearing in which she could lose her business license. — Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips160Want 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

F-35 makes first flight ‘beautifully’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“The airplane did just marvelous,” Beesley said. “The airplane flew as we thought it would.” The F-35 is intended to replace a number of fighter jets and attack aircraft, including the Air Force’s A-10s and F-16s, the Navy’s F/A-18s, the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harriers, and the United Kingdom’s Harrier aircraft. The F-35 is being developed by an international contractor-government partnership consisting of the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Norway. Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin executive vice president and general manager of F-35 program integration, said that when the jet lifted off, it triggered several calls to his cell phone from the program’s international partners. “It was the flight heard around the world,” Burbage said. PALMDALE – The F-35 joint strike fighter, a plane with a strong Antelope Valley connection, made its maiden flight Friday, performing “beautifully.” The F-35 Lightening II took off at 10:44 a.m., Pacific Standard Time, from Lockheed Martin’s plant in Fort Worth, Texas, and flew for 35 minutes. After takeoff, chief test pilot Jon Beesley took the jet to an altitude of 15,000 feet and performed a series of maneuvers to test the aircraft’s handling and the operation of its engine and subsystems. “The Lightning II performed beautifully,” Beesley said. “What a great start for the flight-test program, and a testimony to the people who have worked so hard to make this happen.” The only hiccup the F-35 team reported was a calibration error with a data probe that provides airspeed and altitude information. There are redundant systems that provide that information. While the F-35 is assembled by Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, major components of the airplanes are assembled by Northrop Grumman in Palmdale, and parts are fabricated at Lockheed Martin’s Palmdale plant. Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale plant is expected to employ several hundred workers over the course of the airplane’s production run. In addition to the manufacturing jobs, approximately 1,000 workers will be involved in the flight test program at Edwards Air Force Base. Doug Pearson, a former Edwards commander who is overseeing the program’s flight test work for Lockheed Martin, said the airplane will stay at Fort Worth for the next 18 months. The airplane will be delivered to Edwards in mid-2008. The U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, and the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, plan to acquire a total of 2,581 F-35s. Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Norway also are partners in the program and are expected to add about 700 more aircraft to the total, according to Lockheed Martin. F-35 sales to other international customers could push the final number of aircraft to 4,500 or beyond, company officials said. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want 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

I told physio not to lose sight of Dembele, jokes Celtic boss

first_img“Ironically the hospital he was in was in Chelsea, believe it or not. So I said to Tim (Williamson), be like Franco Baresi and just stay tight to him. “But he was happy to come back. He is loving it here. He got some fluid out of his knee, he has had a good reaction to it, so we will see how he is for the weekend.”Craig Gordon was another Celtic player to interest the men from Stamford Bridge and Rodgers believes tying the 34-year-old down to a new contract would be a great bit of business for the Scottish champions.“It was difficult for Craig because I don’t think he is built for the stress,” Rodgers said. “He is a big guy who is calm and laid back and it probably got on his nerves. “But I have reassured him that he is an absolutely massive part of what I’m doing here. “You see the level of his game, his composure, his quality, everything. And I’m very hopeful that soon we will tie him down for longer here because he is a huge player in relation to how I want my team to operate. That will be our best signing once that gets done.” Brendan Rodgers joked he gave Celtic’s physio strict instructions to keep an eye on Moussa Dembele following deadline day speculation over a move to Chelsea.The French striker was pictured boarding a flight to London on the final day of the transfer window, hours after being linked with a Scottish record £35m move to the English Premier League giants.Dembele was heading to the capital for a scan on a knee injury, which kept him out of the 1-0 win over Aberdeen and after the match Rodgers was in a jovial mood over speculation surrounding his main attacker.“We had to make sure the physio didn’t lose sight of him down there. last_img read more