Revilla puts past behind with Phoenix win over former team Kia

first_img“At least, it’s over,” a relieved Revilla said after the Fuel Masters ripped the Picanto, 125-102, Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.“I’m happy that it’s already off of my chest. It was a good experience, but there will still be a chance that we’ll meet because there are still two more conferences this season,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFacing Kia for the first time after the split, Revilla had an all-around game with six points, two rebounds, five assists and five steals in 22 minutes.Revilla also said has no axe to grind against his former team, but rather, he is just motivated to bounce back after a 96-104 loss to San Miguel in their season opener. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — LA Revilla put his past behind with his former team Kia.Revilla was traded to Phoenix in the offseason after the point guard blasted the Picanto on Twitter for the franchise’s head-scratching offseason moves.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Alas sets sight on NLEX, son Kevin with 1st Phoenix win out of way Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I just want to win. We’re coming off a loss to San Miguel and we had a long break to prepare for this. It’s just a good thing that we were able to execute our gameplan,” he said.Revilla admits that he feels right at home with Phoenix.“I’m happy and I feel like I’ve been with this squad for so long even though I’m only here for two to three months. Everyday, I’m looking forward to practice and getting to know my teammates, coaches, and all the personnel,” he said.The former La Salle standout cleared he has no ill feelings towards Kia.“They’re in a revamp, and I’ve experienced that before with them. So I hope they keep the guys long term so that there won’t be much revolving door. That’s hard for the players,” he said. “I hope they get the right guys.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Pistons land Griffin from Clippers as LA sheds another star

first_imgLATEST STORIES Detroit sent forward Tobias Harris, guard Avery Bradley and center Boban Marjanovic to Los Angeles, with the Clippers also receiving draft picks. Detroit also acquired forward Brice Johnson and center Willie Reed.“We are serious about winning, and this is a major move to improve our team,” Pistons owner Tom Gores said in a statement. “Blake Griffin is one of the NBA’s elite players, and when you get an opportunity to add that kind of talent, you take it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFor the Clippers, moving Griffin is another step in a makeover of a franchise that has never made it past the second round of the playoffs.pic.twitter.com/xVoNx2dW83— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) January 30, 2018Griffin was not expected to play in Tuesday night’s home game against Cleveland, and Stan Van Gundy — Detroit’s coach and team president — said his status is uncertain for Thursday night against Memphis.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The deal didn’t include a no-trade clause for the second-leading scorer in franchise history with 10,863 points.Griffin gives Detroit’s frontcourt another standout alongside Andre Drummond, but it also represents a clear change in course from the roster the Pistons had assembled. Detroit acquired Bradley in a trade with Boston last offseason, but he’s in the final season of his contract. Harris has been impressive for the Pistons this season, shooting a career-best 41 percent from 3-point range.Detroit did not give up Luke Kennard or Stanley Johnson, the team’s first-round picks in 2017 and 2015.“For Blake, we probably would have done a lot of things, but yeah, we didn’t want to totally deplete our roster. Obviously, they got our two leading scorers, and a first-round pick, and Boban, who had started to play very effectively for us,” Van Gundy said. “We were concerned, quite honestly, with our ability to re-sign Avery anyway, so we were exploring what we could do with him at the trade deadline. Tobias was obviously really, really hard to give up.”Detroit’s season was looking promising until a late-December injury to point guard Reggie Jackson. The Pistons have stumbled while he’s been out with a sprained right ankle, and the team is facing the prospect of missing the playoffs in its first season at its new downtown arena.Detroit’s next six games are at home, so the Pistons will have a chance to turn this season around — and an opportunity to build for a future with both Griffin and Drummond. 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 Man City signs defender Laporte for club-record $80 million He has averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists in his career.“Blake Griffin had a tremendous impact on this organization and his legacy within the community of Los Angeles will be permanent,” Balmer said. “It was a pleasure getting to know and cheer for Blake. I wish him, as well as Brice and Willie, the best of luck.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin smiles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif. The Detroit Pistons dramatically shook their struggling roster by acquiring one of the NBA’s top players in Griffin in a trade with the Clippers. The deal for the five-time All-Star forward was announced early Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, giving Detroit a player who has been the face of the Clippers but whose career has been undercut by injuries. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Detroit Pistons dramatically shook their struggling roster by acquiring one of the NBA’s top players in Blake Griffin in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.The deal for the five-time All-Star forward was announced early Tuesday, giving Detroit a player who has been the face of the Clippers but whose career has been undercut by injuries.ADVERTISEMENT For the Clippers, moving Griffin continues a makeover of a franchise that has never made it past the second round of the playoffs.The Clippers were one game above .500 going into Tuesday night’s game against Portland. They traded All-Star point guard Chris Paul to Houston last summer. He had been credited with bringing respectability to the team that was once a laughingstock. Without Paul, Los Angeles won its first four games to open the season, and then lost nine of its next 11.“Blake is one of the best players ever to wear a Clippers jersey. We want to express our gratitude and respect for everything he has done for this team and the city of Los Angeles,” said Lawrence Frank, Clippers president of basketball operations. “This was a very difficult decision, but we ultimately felt it was appropriate for the franchise.”Paul’s replacement, Patrick Beverley, has missed the entire season after right knee surgery. Also missing time have been DeAndre Jordan, Danilo Gallinari, Austin Rivers and Milos Teodosic.Yet owner Steve Ballmer remains optimistic.“While change is hard, my confidence in our front office, led by Lawrence Frank and Michael Winger, along with the sage counsel of Jerry West, has never been higher,” he said in a statement. “I believe today, more than ever, in our ultimate goal of winning an NBA championship.”Los Angeles receives a protected first-round draft choice and a second-round pick from the Pistons.The Clippers drafted Griffin first overall out of Oklahoma in 2009. However, he missed the 2009-10 season after surgery on his broken left kneecap. Griffin missed 21 games last season and 47 in 2015-16 because of injuries.“We know the injury history, that’s the risk on it, but that risk was worth it because of the talent that we’re bringing back,” Van Gundy said.As a rookie, Griffin was an All-Star, won the slam dunk contest and was named NBA Rookie of the Year. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “Those guys are flying in here tonight, they’ll get physical tomorrow, so I think from our end, we’ll be good,” Van Gundy said Tuesday at Detroit’s practice facility in Auburn Hills. “But I don’t know if we’ll be good from their end. The players have 48 hours to report, but then they’ve got another 24 hours, the organization, to get the physical done. … Now, if the 72 hours expires with six minutes to go in the game, we’ll run him in there.”The 28-year-old Griffin is averaging 22.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 33 games this season, but the Clippers have been plagued by injuries and are ninth in the Western Conference standings.Detroit is scuffling as well. The Pistons have lost eight straight.“Needed a night to digest and reflect on what happened….” Griffin tweeted. “From being a (hashtag)1 pick, to Lob City, to six straight Playoff appearances, I am so proud to have been part of the success of the Clippers organization. LA has been my home since I started in the league and I will be forever grateful to the city for embracing me and supporting me. To the fans, you have been awesome every step of the way. Thank you for years of support.“Now I’m ready for the next chapter, getting to work and helping the Detroit Pistons make a run in the Eastern Conference.”Last July, Griffin agreed to a $171 million, five-year deal, ending a brief flirtation with free agency. He told his teammates, coach Doc Rivers and owner Steve Ballmer, “I want my legacy to be a Clipper.”ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Inadequate ambulance drivers worry Region 2 residents

first_imgConcerned residents of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) have voiced their dissatisfaction over the lengthy period it has taken for the regional administration to fill the vacancies of ambulance drivers at Oscar Joseph Hospital, Charity.This issue was raised when bothered residents reached out to this publication expressing worry over the situation.The ambulance from Suddie Public Hospital making its way toCharity to transport injured persons during a recent accident onthe Essequibo Coast, Region TwoThere is only one ambulance driver attached to the hospital. Previously, there were four drivers. The most recent driver who left had to do so since he was deemed medically unfit to hold the post. Another’s contract was not renewed. That left one driver covering three shifts.On October 10, a speeding minibus with school children and teachers hit a utility pole and turned turtle on the Dunkeld Public Road, Essequibo Coast. The injured persons were rushed to the Oscar Joseph Hospital. However, this newspaper was told that some parents had to take private transportation to rush their children to the Suddie Hospital to seek further treatment since there was no driver at the Charity Hospital. This newspaper was told that the lone ambulance at Suddie Public Hospital had to make two trips to assist those injured.Speaking with Guyana Times, one Regional Democratic Councillor called out the administration for allowing the region’s health sector to fall apart.He noted that these are some of the issues which the RDC can assist in fixing but statutory meetings are now being consumed by petty politics. The Councillor added that since January, the regional governance is not working and the system will eventually fail and residents of the region will be the ones to suffer. He added, that, to a greater extent, is already happening.last_img read more

Klopp looks on bright side after Chelsea draw

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during their match against Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 25, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Nov 26 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he would take the positives from his side’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea despite the disappointment of conceding a freak 85th-minute equaliser.Mohamed Salah’s goal against his former club looked set to restore Liverpool to winning ways after their calamitous 3-3 draw against Sevilla, only for Willian’s mishit cross to earn Chelsea a point. Liverpool remain fifth and will fall 14 points off the pace in the Premier League if Manchester City win at Huddersfield Town on Sunday, but Klopp said he had been encouraged by his team’s display.“In our situation, if we would really think about Manchester City we would be crazy,” said Klopp, whose side had let a 3-0 lead slip against Sevilla in mid-week.“How can we get Manchester City? We have to win games, but if they go on winning all their games, we can do whatever we want.“I’m happy about big parts of the performance. I’m really proud of the attitude. Everything was good until Willian crossed the ball.“The world is in a strange, crazy place at the moment and there are much more important, crazy things that are happening. I can easily live with a point against Chelsea.”Willian struck two minutes after coming on for Davide Zappacosta, drifting across the box from left to right before lifting a cross towards the back post that dropped beneath the crossbar.Klopp had been trying to send on the fit-again Adam Lallana in order to change to a back three and said he was mystified by referee Michael Oliver’s initial refusal to allow the change to take place.“In my mind, Ragnar Klavan would have been in exactly the position where Willian crossed the ball,” Klopp said.“That means we would have blocked the cross. So you don’t feel too good when the ref doesn’t allow you to change the system because he thinks maybe it’s time play (wasting) or something.“I’ve no idea why he said no.”Klopp said Chelsea had played more defensively than he had expected and summarised their approach as: “Deep defending and giving the ball to Eden Hazard.”– Versatile Hazard –But Chelsea manager Antonio Conte felt his team had “dominated” the second half and said Liverpool’s goal — tucked away by Salah following a loose touch by Tiemoue Bakayoko — had also been fortunate.Asked if Willian’s lob had been deliberate, Conte smiled and said: “It’s not important. It was important to score.“But at the same time I think that we conceded the first goal in an unlucky way.“It was a fair result, but in the end I think that we deserved a little more than Liverpool.”The result kept Chelsea in third place, but they now trail second-place Manchester United by three points and will fall 11 points behind City if Pep Guardiola’s side prevail at Huddersfield.Although his influence faded, Hazard was Chelsea’s stand-out performer, his every touch in the first half oozing sophistication.Having missed the start of the season after ankle surgery, Hazard has returned to top form in recent weeks, whether playing as a wide forward or — as at Anfield — supporting Alvaro Morata in a 3-5-2 system.“The start of this season was full of trouble with Eden because he had an injury with the national team and then we started the season without him,” Conte said.“When you have this type of injuries and you need surgery, it’s very important to have the best time for your recovery.“Now Eden is in really good form. He likes to play as a striker. There is a good link with Alvaro.“For me it’s also a great opportunity to have the possibility to play with two different systems.“Against Qarabag (who Chelsea beat 4-0 in the Champions League) we played with a 3-4-2-1, today we started with a 3-5-2. It’s very important that we don’t lose our identity in both cases.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Manchester United should ‘cash in’ on star, talkSPORT told

first_imgMark Bosnich believes it’s time for Manchester United to ‘cash in’ on Robin van Persie.The Dutch striker has been linked with a move to Fenerbahce this summer, after failing to impress during Louis van Gaal’s first season at Old Trafford.And former Red Devils goalkeeper Bosnich claims the club should sell the former Arsenal ace.“Robin van Persie missed a lot of last season for various reasons,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Louis van Gaal worked a system out while he wasn’t playing and Wayne Rooney is basically taking up the position RVP would play.“When he first came to the club there was a lot of talk whether the pair could play together. Rooney has had to play a sacrificial role sometimes, whether that’s for Cristiano Ronaldo, or Van Persie.“Being captain though, I don’t think Van Gaal will be willing to move him around. It might be time for United to cash in on Van Persie.”last_img read more

FINN VALLEY’S EDDIE 33RD IN WORLD 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgThe World and European 24 Hour Championships took place over the weekend in Katowice, Poland, with Finn Valley’s Eddie Gallen taking part.Ireland were represented in both men’s and women’s races by experienced ultrarunners and some strong performances reflected this.Pride of place must go to Ruthann Sheahan’s extraordinary performance. Ruthann covered in excess of 229 kilometres over the 24 hours and finished in 5th place in the European Championships and 7th in the World Championships.This is a new Irish record for the event and a breakthrough performance for Ruthann.Deirdre Finn, the Irish 24 hour champion from 2011, was the other Irish representative but unfortunately her challenge was hampered by stomach problems and she finished in 73rd position.The men were led home by John O’Regan who is the Irish 24 hour champion.John finished 25th European and 31st in the World Championship. He was supported by Eddie Gallen who completed his 5th World Championships 24 Hour. Eddie was 33rd in the Europeans and 42nd in the World Championships and was just 1km short of his personal best with 222kms. He is based in Madrid – his dad being a Meenreagh man.This was a very competitive championships with numbers increased from previous championships. Over 250 athletes took part representing 35 nations. FINN VALLEY’S EDDIE 33RD IN WORLD 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: September 16th, 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:FINN VALLEY’S EDDIE 33RD IN WORLD 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPSlast_img read more

PRESIDENT ON VISITS TO LETTERKENNY AND KILLYBEGS

first_imgPRESIDENT Mary McAleese is visiting Co Donegal today – just 24 hours after missing American tourist Kelly Jones was found in the village where the president spends her summer holidays.Mrs McAleese is a regular visitor to Glencolmcille where she loves to brush up on her gaeilge.Today however she will meet staff and students at Letterkenny IT as part of the campus 40th birthday celebrations. Then she will visit Killybegs where she will meet local representatives.In the fishing village she will also meet one of the volunteers in the search for Kelly Jones.Patrick McBrearty, from the Sliabh Liag Hill Walkers, will present the President with his book which will be special to her.His tome – Bridging the Ages – chronicles the roads and bridges in and around Glencolmcille and Kilcar. PRESIDENT ON VISITS TO LETTERKENNY AND KILLYBEGS was last modified: September 22nd, 2011 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:GlencolmcillekilcarKillybegsLetterkenny ITlast_img read more

Disgust as gang robs CCTV system days after first robbery at food bank

first_imgA Donegal charity has been left fuming after thieves stole security cameras which were installed just days after a robbery last week.Operators of the Letterkenny Food Bank were outraged lwhen their offices were broken into.The gang took a quantity of cash and some food items as well as causing damage to their premises during the first raid at Market Square in Letterkenny. The charity then decided to spend funds installing a CCTV system in a bid to protect their premises after that raid.But the group, which gives food parcels to the needy, have been left stunned after a gang carried out a second raid and ripped out the security system.Chair of the Letterkenny Food Bank, retired Garda Sergeant Christy Galligan, said he is at a loss for words how people would stoop so low.Former Garda Sgt Christy Galligan“I really don’t know what to say. This is a charity which depends on the goodwill of people to help simply feed the less well-off in our society. “It’s as simple as that. We give food parcels to people who sometimes cannot feed themselves.“We were outraged when we had the first break-in and money was stolen. We tried to put that behind us and move in but we decided to take extra precautions by installing a security system.“It just beggars belief what we saw when we arrived this morning to find that the offices had been broken into again and this time the security system was ripped out.“What kind of person or people would do this? It’s simply disgusting that they would prey on the most vulnerable in society,” fumed Mr Galligan.The scene of the raid was been sealed off and a Garda forensic team are due to examine the area. Other local CCTV cameras have been inspected and a number of possible suspects have been identified.Disgust as gang robs CCTV system days after first robbery at food bank was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 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:break-inCCTVChristy GalliganDisgustFood Bankletterkennylast_img read more

Hunt for window smashing vandals in Raphoe

first_imgGardaí in Letterkenny are seeking information in relation to a criminal damage incident that occurred at the Close, Raphoe. A window of a house was smashed by a stone that was thrown at it. The incident happened on the 10h of June at around 3.20 pm. If anyone was in the area at the time the incident occurred and can offer any information then contact the Gardaí in Letterkenny on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.Hunt for window smashing vandals in Raphoe was last modified: June 11th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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

Top things we learned Sunday at Sharks HQ

first_imgAfter Tuesday, the Sharks play Thursday in Montreal, Friday in Toronto, next Sunday in Ottawa and Oct. 29 in Boston. The Sharks are 1-3-0  on the road so far this season.When Prout is healthy, he could retake his spot as the Sharks’ third right shot defenseman behind Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson. In Saturday’s game, Tim Heed had  a career-low 6:16 of ice time, as he was benched for the third period.“We could use those guys back,” DeBoer said of Prout and Simek. “I thought that physical presence that both him and Dalton Prout bring — ending plays in d-zone — we’ve missed that. I think we’ve been a little soft in that area.”For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard.The Sharks, as of Sunday afternoon, were only carrying 21 players on the active roster — 13 forwards, six defensemen and two goalies, so call-ups are expected. DeBoer said Lukas Radil, who missed Saturday’s game with an illness, is still day-to-day. Sharks’ Joe Thornton enjoying larger role: “I think I can handle the workload” Coyotes 3, Sharks 2: Takeaways from another gut-punch loss in December Sharks react to Taylor Hall trade to Arizona Coyotes Hertl scores twice, but Sharks’ power play woes continue in loss to Coyotes SAN JOSE — The Sharks could get at least one of their injured defensemen back at some point on the five-game, eight-day road trip that starts Tuesday in Buffalo against the Sabres.Both Dalton Prout and Radim Simek took part in Sunday’s practice, a day after the Sharks lost 4-3 to the Sabres at SAP Center to conclude a 2-1-0 homestand. Prout, as of now, is closer to a return than Simek, Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said.Prout was officially placed on injured reserve with  an upper body ailment Oct. 4, two days after he was hurt in the Sharks’ season-opener against the Vegas Golden Knights. Simek is still working his way back from reconstructive knee surgery in March, although he took a step forward in his recovery Sunday when he was involved in some contact drills along the boards.“First contact, first time kind of in that situation and got through it, felt good,” DeBoer said of Simek. “That’s a good sign.” Pete DeBoer still a “little bit numb” after firing by Sharks The Sharks also have defenseman Jake Middleton (shoulder) on injured reserve, but his return is not expected for at least another three or four weeks. Middleton was hurt Oct. 4 against Vegas on a hit from Ryan Reaves.Erik Karlsson trending upKarlsson took a minus-3 Saturday night and had the turnover in his own end that led to the Sabres’ go-ahead goal by Zemgus Girgensons with 7:45 left in the third period.Still, there were several moments of brilliance with his skating and the way he moved the puck, as he finished with two assists in a season-high 28:36 of ice time. Karlsson now has five assists in his last four games.“I thought his game was good. I thought he was dynamic last night,” DeBoer said. “He made some great plays. Just  one of those games that the couple mistakes he made ended up in the net. When you ask a guy to handle the puck as much as (he and Brent Burns) do and make as many plays as they do, they’re going to make some mistakes with it. You’ve got to live with that.“It might have been his best game of the year so far, which is a good sign, because I think he’s been getting better every night out “Noah Gregor’s debutNoah Gregor was back on the Sharks’ second line with Evander Kane and Tomas Hertl for Sunday’s practice, the same line he was on in the third period of Saturday’s game.In his NHL debut, Gregor began the game against Buffalo on the fourth line with Dylan Gambrell and Melker Karlsson. He didn’t have a shift in the second period with the Sharks spending so much time on special teams.Like our Sharks Facebook page for more San Jose Sharks news, commentary and conversation.But when the third period began, Gregor was playing with Kane and Hertl at even strength. That line was out there for Jeff Skinner’s goal at the 2:28 mark of the third, but also created a few chances.“When I was put there, I was trying to use my speed, get in on the forecheck,” Gregor said. “I thought I made some decent plays on the wall to my (linemates). I thought it went alright.”Related Articles With the Sharks trailing 2-1, DeBoer moved Gregor up, Marcus Sorensen to the fourth line and Kevin Labanc from Hertl’s line to Joe Thornton’s line. Gregor finished with 7:31 of ice time, all at even strength.“I liked his speed, I liked his energy,” DeBoer said. “I thought we were getting a little frustrated around the net. We scored one goal at the end of two periods, so we shuffled all the lines and moved him up. I thought he did a good job.”last_img read more