NBA G League to use 4 refs, expands playoffs to 12 teams

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees NEW YORK — The NBA G League will use four referees for preseason and regular-season games through November and expand its playoffs from eight to 12 teams.The NBA’s minor league experimented with four- and five-person referee crews rather than the traditional three-person crews for nine regular-season games last season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nearly half the 26-team league will qualify for the four-round postseason under the changes announced Wednesday.The new format will give berths to each of the six division winners, with the remaining six spots filled by three wild-card teams in each conference with the best regular-season records.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe top two seeds in each conference will earn byes into the second round. The playoffs will begin with three single-elimination rounds before culminating with a best-of-three NBA G League Finals.The 50-game regular season tips off on Nov. 3. Also:— Overtime periods will be reduced from three to two minutes.— Clear path reviews were scrapped, leaving five instant replay triggers.— The coach’s challenge has been revised to one per game. It can be used any time to challenge fouls, goaltending/basket interference and out-of-bounds calls.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img TNT bounces back, ties semis series Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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DONEGAL SHOP FINED FOR SELLING ILLEGAL BIRD TRAPS

first_imgA well-known Letterkenny cut-price shop has been fined for selling illegal bird traps.Smart Value, which has stores in Galway, Cork, Sligo, Donegal and Longford, was accused of selling the traps at its store on Pearse Road.Letterkenny District Court heard how wildlife officer Andrew Speer spotted the ‘glue traps’ at the store on April 29th, 2010. He spotted a total of 39 of the traps which capture birds and also rodents when they land on them.The court was told Mr Speer did not have his official identification on him when he spotted the items in the shop.However he asked store staff to put the traps away to one side and he came back the following day to serve the shop with a summonse.Solicitor for the chainstore, Mr Kieron Dillon, said staff at the store thought the traps were to be used for catching vermin such as mice and rats.“They honestly didn’t know what they were for really. They were bought as an overall jobs lot and they were just included and put out on the shelves,” he said.He said staff at the store so-operated completely and could have simply thrown away the items when first approached by the wildlife officer.Judge Paul Kelly found the store, which has head offices at Moneenbraddagh Industrial Estate in Castelbar, Co Mayo, guilty under Section 34(6) of the Wildlife Act of 1976.He ordered the store to pay €250 to the Donegal branch of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.AT HEARING© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL SHOP FINED FOR SELLING ILLEGAL BIRD TRAPS was last modified: November 8th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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