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    James sinks Bulls on buzzer


    2018 - 10.21

    LEBRON James nailed a jump shot from the baseline to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a thrilling 86-84 win over the Chicago Bulls in game four of their NBA eastern conference semi-finals.
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    PARTY TIME: LeBron James and Matthew Dellavedova celebrate the buzzer-beating shot to defeat the Chicago Bulls. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

    Maryborough product Matthew Dellavedova passed the ball to James who made the jump shot on the buzzer to tie the series at 2-2.

    Dellavedova had two points and three assists for the game, while James led the Cavs with 25 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists.

    Cavs coach David Blatt originally designed the play with James taking the in-bound pass, but LeBron insisted that he wanted to take the final shot.

    “I told Coach there was no way I’m taking the ball out unless I could shoot it over the backboard and go in,’’ James said.

    “So I told him, ‘Have somebody else take the ball out.’ The play that was drawn up, I scratched it. I just told Coach, ‘Just give me the ball. We’re either going to go into overtime or I’m going to win it for us.”‘

    Game five of the best of seven series will be held in Cleveland on Wednesday morning AEST.

    Meanwhile, the LA Clippers are one win away from qualifying for the western conference finals.

    The Clippers thumped the Houston Rockets 128-95 in game four to take a 3-1 series lead.

    Game five of the series is in Houston on Wednesday morning AEST.

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    Dragons slay Magpies


    2018 - 10.21

    The Castlemaine Magpies went down to a determined Sandhurst Dragons side in a soggy Mother’s Day showdown at the Queen Elizabeth Oval last Sunday, May 10.
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    The Dragons came out full of running, the wet and chilly conditions doing nothing to dampen their drive, and they continued on with the job over four consistent quarters.

    Despite a raft of injuries, the Castlemaine side bounced back to produce a valiant effort again Eaglehawk the previous week and only went down by a point. Sunday the toll was more evident as the young Magpie side struggled against the might of the Dragons.

    Sandhurst slammed on five goals in the opening term, while holding Castlemaine to a solitary point.

    In a more even second term, Castlemaine managed to contain the Dragons to three goals for the quarter, while adding one of their own off the boot of Nathan Brown.

    At half-time the margin was 46 points, but the Magpies had given their supporters a glimmer of hope that they would lift.

    Unfortunately for the Magpie faithful, this was not to be. Sandhurst went on with the demolition in the third term, adding another four goals to its tally whilst once again keeping Castlemaine to a point. Inaccuracy in front of goal by the Dragons meant the damage could have been much worse.

    The Magpies did lift in the final term, throwing everything they had at the Dragons and adding much-needed goals from Klai Jermyn and Nathan Brown, but at the final siren Sandhurst had won the battle by 88 points.

    Final scores Sandhurst 16-17 (113) to Castlemaine 3-7 (25).

    Sandhurst forwards, Matthew Thornton 5 and Ryan Haythorpe 4, made the most of every opportunity, Luke O’Sullivan and Lee Coghlan battled hard all day and Codie Price, Harrison O’Meara and Alexander Pollock were also standouts.

    Best for the Magpies on an otherwise dismal day were young gun, Kalan Huntly, Nathan Brown, stalwart David Stephens, Jarryd Graham, Rhys Jenkins and Justin Dorward.

    The Magpies will be determined to tap into their previous form, belief and confidence when they host Kyneton this Saturday at the Camp Reserve.

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    Pink Sports day at Hockey


    2018 - 10.21

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    Jets’ first win definitive


    2018 - 10.21

    Nowra’s Zac Kershaw tries to get the ball away in heavy traffic against Port Kembla. Picture: SOUTH COAST REGISTERREIGNING Group 7 Rugby League premiers Nowra-Bomaderry Jets finally got their first win of the season at the weekend.
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    A determined Jets outfit smashed a hapless Port Kembla 48-4 at Bomaderry Sporting Complex on Sunday.

    The day didn’t start well for the visitors, who fumbled the ball on the kick, but the Jets couldn’t take advantage of the early field position.

    Former Jets and current St George Illawarra National Youth Competition player Ryan James made an immediate impact on his return. On the back of a penalty, James used his strength to get the ball away to Zac Kershaw, who reached over and slammed the ball on the line.

    Winger Mark Brandon converted for 6-0.

    Not long after, the Jets make a break down the left edge through centre Nathan Falzon.

    A pass to Mark Brandon in space allowed the winger to step Port Kembla fullback Christian Kupenga to score underneath the posts. Brandon converted his own try to make in 12-nil.

    James was again instrumental in the third try, running at the line and flicking it to hooker Kurt Quinlan.

    Unfortunately, Brandon would be forced to leave the match with an ankle injury.

    Just before half-time, James and Falzon made breaks through the Blacks’ line. Before they had a chance to reset their defensive line, five-eighth Steve Brandon stepped through to score the Jets’ fourth try.

    James took over kicking duties and slotted the conversion, to give the Jets a 24-0 advantage at the break.

    Tough defence on the first set of six by the Jets forced the Blacks back into their in-goal, earning a goal line drop-out.

    Off the drop-out, the Jets asserted their dominance and extended the lead through Clinton Braddick, making it 30-nil.

    The Blacks would finally have some joy when captain/coach Mark Simon bullets a cut-out pass to his flying centre Richard Pollard, who barged over to score.

    This would be the only points the Blacks would score.

    Joel Deaves would be the next to score, again off a ball from James. Deaves made it two tries in quick succession, when he found himself on the end of an off-load by prop Mick Blattner.

    Steve Brandon and Kershaw continued their damaging combination on the right edge, seeing the centre burst through the line.

    Forward Clinton Braddick would score his second four-pointer of the day off the following play.

    The final try of the match was scored by Kershaw, after the siren.

    The score ended 48-4, with the Jets hoping to build on this win against Albion Park on Sunday.

    Meanwhile, Berry Magpies suffered their third straight defeat to start the 2015 season, falling 34-4 to Kiama on Thursday night at Berry Showground.

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    Star power helps Group 6 win revenge match


    2018 - 10.21

    Group 7 halfback Jonathon Dallas prepares to take on the defensive line. Picture: JOSH BARTLETTTHE Group 6 representative rugby league side activated its star power on Saturday, soundly beating South Coast Group 7 Bulls.
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    A host of former NRL players helped Group 6 to a comfortable 38-16 win over rivals Group 7 at Community Oval, Moss Vale.

    Vice-captain Stuart Flanagan, Michael Lett and Drury Low crossed for tries while big men Bryce Gibbs and Ray Cashmere laid a strong platform up front.

    The first half was a see-sawing battle between the two sides.

    Group 6 struck the first blow when five-eighth Jesse Dee crossed for an early try in front of his home crowd.

    But the visitors hit back soon after through centre Josh Toohey and winger Mitch Simington to take a 12-6 lead.

    Momentum swung towards Group 6 and the side cashed in through prop Ben Weir and Low to establish an 18-12 advantage.

    A late try to winger Kurt Field boosted the visitors, but Group 6 led 18-16 at half-time.

    The second half was dominated by the home side.

    Lett opened the scoring after the break and Flanagan dived over to take Group 6 to a 30-16 advantage.

    Tries in the closing stages to Chris Browne and Siona Kavelata secured the 38-16 victory.

    While the former NRL players were crucial, Payne said Group 6 was also well served by halfback Matt Thorpe (Mittagong) and five-eighth Jesse Dee (Moss Vale).

    Standouts for Group 7 included fullback Joel Roberts (Gerringong), five-eighth Steve Brandon (Nowra-Bomaderry) and Damien Paulissen (Warilla-Lake South).

    After losing 22-24 in last year’s corresponding clash, Group Six gained their revenge.

    “We didn’t control the ball in the second half and lacked discipline at crucial times, giving away penalties on the third and fourth tackle,” Group 7 coach Peter Hooper said.

    “We didn’t get any possession and continuity.

    “We’d get a couple of sets in a row then we’d have an error or penalty, little things like that, that was the difference.”

    The game was a selection trial for the Greater Southern Region team to be coached by Hooper in the Country Championships.

    Following the game, senior players from Group 6, Group 7 and Group 16 were named in the 2015 Greater Southern Stars Senior Representative team.

    Group 7 players Roberts, Jonathon Dallas (Jamberoo), Nathan Ford (Gerringong), Aaron Henry (Warilla-Lake South), Mark Walsh (Warilla-Lake South), Josh Toohey (Kiama) and Harold Snell (Shellharbour City) were included in the squad.

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