Former Mundubbera Hospital transformed into a grand Queenslander home

first_imgA historical photograph of Mundubbera Hospital Source: FacebookThe sale of the iconic property comes as locals prepare to launch a book on the history of the hospital. The hospital after it was renamed in honour of its first doctor, Dr Stanley O’Reagan Source: Facebook One of the many bedroomsThere is also a family bathroom, two formal living and dining rooms and a huge kitchen and butlers pantry that flows out on to the rear, enclosed veranda. Massive million-acre kingdom for sale Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIconic Burum River home’s transformation00:37A FORMER hospital has been turned in to a grand Queenslander-style home with a whopping 1000 sqm of living space.Four times bigger than the average Aussie house, it has six bedrooms and three bathrooms, and is located on a sprawling 232 acres of prime rural land on the Burrum River, west of Maryborough on the Fraser Coast. MORE: Are these Australia’s cheapest blocks of land? The residence was moved to Burrun Heads in pieces and restoredThe book draws upon numerous stories from staff who worked at the hospital before it was decommissioned in 1999.After ending its service as a hospital, the buildings were sold off.Ms Crofts said the maternity ward was moved to Gayndah and transformed in to a home and the isolation ward, which was no longer required after the late 1970s, was moved to a nearby orchard.It is the main building, which is impressive to say the least, that is now on the market for $1.475 with Elders Real Estate — Toogoom and Northern Beaches. Judging by the photographs, and its location, producers and directors might also want to take a look.Ms Suidgeest said the house was moved in parts from Mundubbera by a previous owner, and had sat idle for some time until the current owner took on the work, even adding an additional wing.She said that while the listing had six bedrooms, it could easily be an eight or nine bedroom home.“It is enormous,” she said.A similar property in Sydney would likely cost well in excess of tens of millions of dollars, and that’s without any land.“It is a unique and amazing home,” Ms Suidgeest said. The sprawling building was moved to make way for the new hospital, which opened in 1999Freelance writer Susan Crofts is compiling the book on behalf of the Mundubbera Hospital Auxillary, which raises vital funds for equipment and other services.It will be launched to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the opening of the new hospital in 1999.“It (the original hospital) was built in 1923 and was originally known as the Mundubbera Memorial Hospital in honour of the returned soldiers,” Ms Crofts said.“It came about because the rail line was about to come through and a few of the local people saw a need for it, campaigned for it, raised funds for it.“It was later named after Dr Stanley Vincent O’Regan, who became its first medical superintendent.“He was in private practice before the hospital opened and it was renamed in his honour after he died in 1947.” The ‘multimillion-dollar’ home reno Many of the upstairs rooms also have French doors that open on to the verandas.Other features include a pool, town water, rainwater tanks and three dams, a double garage and a shed.center_img There is so much space on the lower levelUpstairs there are four more bedrooms including a master suite with a full ensuite and spa bath, walk-in robe, dressing room or nursery. Grand estates that will make you drool To find out more about the history of the house, the Mundubbera Hospital Auxillary will be hosting a book launch event on October 12 at the Mundubbera Bowls Club.An entire steer, a weekend getaway and a host of other prizes will also be auctioned off to raise funds for the local hospital. For more information visit the Mundubbera Hospital History Facebook page. Dr O’Regan with some of the nurses at the hospital Source: FacebookDue to the remote location of the hospital, medical staff treated every conceivable ailment and emergency, from birthing babies to the amputation of limbs.There was even an isolation ward for patients struck down by illness like polio and scarlet fever before the advent of vaccinations.“I explored Trove and found newspaper articles about horrific farm accidents, road accidents … they treated everything there,” Ms Crofts said. It is located a short drive from the boat ramp, beach and is about 17 minutes from Hervey Bay.Agent Alison Suidgeest said the residence felt like a step back in time.“The renovation has been superb … hundreds of thousands of dollars (worth),” she said.All of the original windows and doors have been refurbished, and a lot of the light fittings have come from historic Glebe House in Sydney.“It still has its original fireplaces. It is just beautiful.” Ms Suidgeest said they had already received some interest in the property due to the potential to subdivide the land.But there has also been interest from potential buyers looking to turn it in to a wellness retreat or a statement bed and breakfast, she said. The lower level has a self-contained apartment with its own entry that includes two large bedrooms, a period-era bathroom, an enormous games and living area, a kitchenette and dining area. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe poolDescribed as a “private oasis”, it has been fully renovated and rebuilt, with character features including polished timber floors, soaring ceilings, VJ walls, ornate cornices, pendant lighting, feature fire places, French doors and sweeping verandas still in place.last_img read more

‘Pusher’ falls in buy-bust

first_imgPoliceidentified him as Jessie Berdida of Barangay Bayuyan, Estancia. ILOILO City – Asuspected drug pusher was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Poblacion,Estancia, Iloilo. The suspect wasdetained in the lockup cell of the Estancia police station, facing charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PNcenter_img Berdida wascaught after he allegedly sold two sachets of suspected shabu to an undercoverofficer for P500 around 8 p.m. on Dec. 4. last_img

Toffees held by Bluebirds

first_img The Toffees pair are transfer targets for former boss David Moyes at Manchester United, but the Scot’s Goodison Park successor Roberto Martinez had no hesitation in including them at Cardiff City Stadium. There was no lack of commitment from the pair in a full-blooded contest, although Cardiff will unquestionably be the happier with the point after being penned back for long periods. Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines played 90 minutes as Everton picked up a goalless draw against a gritty Cardiff. Kevin Mirallas wasted two great Everton chances and David Marshall brilliantly saved a deflected Nikica Jelavic header, while the visitors were left scratching their heads at how they were not awarded a first-half penalty for Gary Medel’s rash challenge on Baines. Cardiff created little; skipper Craig Bellamy took too strong a touch when rounding Tim Howard, with the Everton goalkeeper also beating out a Peter Whittingham corner. There had been a spring in the step and a bite in the Cardiff challenges in the early exchanges as they looked to unsettle their visitors as they had Manchester City six days earlier. It made for an uncompromising opening and the first moment of any true quality only arrived when Steven Pienaar’s exquisite drag-back took three defenders out of the game, but Ross Barkley could not make the most of the chance. Corners had played a key part in Cardiff’s victory over City and they almost repeated the trick when Whittingham’s inswinger almost caught Howard off guard, but the American recovered just in time to bat the ball away. But Everton also proved dangerous at free-kicks, and Mirallas and Phil Jagielka ought to have done better from headed opportunities. Mirallas also glanced wastefully wide when picked out by Jelavic’s pint-point cross as Everton took a hold on proceedings. Fraizer Campbell, the two-goal hero against City, was a peripheral figure and he inadvertently botched what would have been Cardiff’s best chance as he controlled a through ball destined for Whittingham. The hosts were having to cope manfully with sustained pressure, with Medel excelling in midfield, but the Chile international was extremely fortunate not to concede a penalty on 42 minutes. The Bluebirds’ record signing brought down Baines as he charged into the area, but referee Anthony Taylor somehow only awarded a goal-kick. To compound Everton frustrations Marshall then made an incredible save to palm away Jelavic’s header after it had deflected off Ben Turner to leave him wrongfooted. Having been penned back for much of the first half, Cardiff opened the second stanza with greater attacking intent and were unfortunate that Kim Bo-kyung’s outwitting of Jagielka ended with his pull-back going behind his onrushing team-mates. At the other end Jelavic could only scoop over from Barkley’s weighted pass before Fellaini clashed with Campbell. The midfielder bundled the striker over as he advanced towards the Everton box and then appeared to lean his elbow into him as he got up, but no action was taken. Cardiff thought they may sneak a winner when Bellamy raced onto a Kim pass, but his touch as he rounded the advancing Howard took him too wide of goal. Mirallas then had a chance to redeem himself for his earlier misses as the impressive Barkley found him in the box, but he checked inside and the chance was lost to leave Martinez still awaiting his first win in charge. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ellsworth soccer coach Brian Higgins retires

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest Posts GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Ellsworth boys’ soccer coach Brian Higgins holds a plaque he received after notching his 500th win in 2011.FILE PHOTOELLSWORTH — Longtime Ellsworth boys’ soccer coach Brian Higgins announced his retirement from coaching soccer to the team on Tuesday.Higgins, who still plans to continue teaching and coaching tennis for Ellsworth High School, is leaving the position with a 566-103-45 record over his 42 years at the helm.“He’s left quite a legacy,” said EHS Principal Dan Clifford at Tuesday night’s Ellsworth School Board meeting.Higgins, a physical education teacher, came to EHS as a new graduate of Springfield College in 1974.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWhen he applied for a basketball coaching job, he was talked into coaching soccer, a new sport at EHS, despite the fact that he had never played the game.So began a coaching career that spanned more than four decades and saw Eagle boys’ teams win 18 Eastern Maine championships as well as four state titles — in 1985, 1988, 1989 and 1993.Over more than four decades, Higgins-coached teams never had a losing season, and he amassed far and away the most wins ever by a Maine soccer coach.“Brian developed one of the most incredible programs in the state of Maine,” said Ellsworth School Superintendent Dan Higgins, who played for him as a student at EHS. “It’s an amazing record.”Brian Higgins reached the 500-win milestone in 2011 and added 66 more wins through the end of the 2015 season.He learned to be a soccer coach mostly by doing it, attending clinics and picking the brains of other coaches along the way.Early on, he began conducting Bootin’ Eagle soccer clinics for youngsters from grade three and up, a practice that continued every summer through 2015.In 1989, Brian Higgins also organized a soccer exchange program that brought European players here and took Ellsworth players to Europe on alternating years.The program ended in the mid-1990s, but he continued to organize chaperoned Ellsworth Soccer Club trips abroad every other year.While Brian Higgins’ soccer achievements are of legendary proportions, he’s also been the high school’s tennis coach — for both boys’ and girls’ teams — since that sport was introduced in the early 1980s. And those teams, too, have won Eastern Maine and state titles over that time.“I’ve always said the players have made me,” said Brian Higgins back in 2004 after notching his 400th win. “I haven’t made the players. I want to give them all the credit. It’s always been fun to be around them.”Dan Higgins said every EHS student who played for Brian Higgins — Clifford said there were more than 500 over the years — received a medal for playing in an Eastern Maine championship game, either for being part of a team that won a regional title or that finished as runner-up.The superintendent called Brian Higgins a “great motivator of student athletes,” one who helped some students who might have otherwise dropped out of school stay in school instead and finish their studies.“He will certainly be missed on the soccer field,” said Dan Higgins.Additional reporting by Steve Fuller.center_img Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. Bio Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017last_img read more

Matt Kemp’s eighth-inning homer lifts Los Angeles Dodgers to NLDS win; Series tied 1-1

first_imgBy J.P. @jphoornstra on TwitterZack Greinke threw 103 pitches Saturday and held the St. Louis Cardinals without a run. J.P. Howell threw four pitches and the Cardinals scored twice. Before you could say “bullpen issue,” Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Dodgers a 3-2 victory in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.Matt Carpenter’s two-run home run off Howell in the eighth inning forged a 2-2 tie, before Kemp’s home run off right-hander Pat Neshek restored the Dodgers’ lead before the announced crowd of 54,599 at Dodger Stadium.The drama followed a fine effort by Greinke, who took a no-hitter into the fifth inning. Greinke also collected two hits and scored a run against Cardinals counterpart Lance Lynn.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly bore his share of criticism for leaving Clayton Kershaw in for too long Friday in Game 1. The Cardinals had already scored three runs in the seventh inning when Carpenter belted a bases-clearing double against Kershaw. This time, Mattingly pulled Greinke before he threw a pitch in the eighth inning, when Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sent in left-hander Oscar Taveras to pinch hit. Taveras singled off Howell, and Carpenter hit a two-run home run to left field — the third home run Howell has allowed in his last five appearances.Greinke allowed two hits in seven shutout innings, walking two batters and striking out seven.His fourth pitch of the game, a 94-mph fastball, hit Jon Jay in the foot. He walked Carpenter in the third inning. Otherwise he did not allow a baserunner until Kolten Wong doubled down the right-field line in the fifth inning.Lynn got through the first and second innings without allowing a run, but ran into trouble with the bottom of the Dodgers’ batting order in the third. It would be a recurring theme of Game 2.A.J. Ellis pounded a double off the wall in right-center field, causing Cardinals rookie Randal Grichuk to careen off the wall in vain pursuit. Ellis took a hard turn around second base but wisely put on the brakes for a double. Greinke followed with a soft single into right field, sending Ellis to third base.That brought up Dee Gordon, who was hitless in his first six at-bats of the series. Gordon grounded into an apparent double play, but Greinke was ruled safe at second base after the Dodgers challenged that Wong missed the tag on Greinke.Adrian Gonzalez’s single scored Greinke with the Dodgers’ second run.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Lakers’ Metta World Peace happy for Lamar Odom’s improved health, marriage

first_imgThe smile on Metta World Peace’s face widened as he heard the name of a childhood friend and a former Lakers teammate.Lamar Odom has made significant improvement in the past week ever since he was hospitalized at a Las Vegas hospital after becoming unconscious at a local brothel. Since then, Odom has spent the past two days at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles , where he has made improvements with his walking, speaking and breathing, multiple sources familiar with the situation said.“He’s doing well,” World Peace said after practice on Wednesday at the Lakers’ facility in El Segundo. “He’s on therapy. That’s great.”On top of that, reality television star Khloe Kardashian will stay married to Odom. The Los Angeles County Superior Court clerk’s office granted the party’s request for dismissal of Kardashian’s divorce petition on Wednesday morning, Los Angeles News Group confirmed. “That’s great. That’s their personal life,” World Peace said. “I wish them the best. I don’t know anything about their personal life other that they love each other. I wish the best for his children and his health.”• PHOTOS: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom call off their divorceWorld Peace’s infectious personality marked a stark contrast to when he learned about the news last week before the Lakers’ preseason game against Sacramento in Las Vegas. Afterwards, World Peace sat by his locker quietly as his eyes reddened. He then said, “There’s not one word I can say right now that would make sense.”A week later, World Peace called the Odom’s hospitalization “the scariest thing in a long time.”“I’m happy he’s made it through,” World Peace said. “It was the worst thing ever. It was the worst thing ever. That was bad. That was not a happy moment.” At the time, many on the Lakers dreaded that Odom would soon pass away. Witnesses reported in a 911 call released last week that Odom took cocaine and 10 doses of a sexual performance enhancer over three days. But Odom gradually made enough improvements that he was transported via medical helicopter Monday evening from Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas to Los Angeles.“From the beginning, you’re just hopeful. People pray,” World Peace said. “I pray to Buddha. I’m not Buddhist. But I like Buddha. Some people pray to their different gods. But my boy made it through. He still has therapy. But it was a scary time.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

WWE announces NXT, NXT UK and ‘205 Live’ crossover event with Worlds Collide Tournament

first_imgWWE NXT will be represented by former NXT North American champion Adam Cole, Keith Lee, Shane Thorne, Dominik Dijakovic and The Velveteen Dream. NXT UK will be represented by former NXT tag team champion Tyler Bate, Travis Banks, Mark Andrews, Jordan Devlin and current NXT UK tag team champion Zack Gibson. The WWE “205 Live” team will feature former cruiserweight champion Cedric Alexander, Humberto Carrillo, Drew Gulak, Tony Nese and former cruiserweight champion TJP.The winner of the tournament will receive a future NXT, NXT UK or “205 Live” championship match of his choosing.This is an intriguing idea. Fans will get to see matches that they normally wouldn’t see. Who doesn’t want to see Adam Cole vs. Tyler Bate? Or The Velveteen Dream vs. Cedric Alexander? Here’s hoping this is just the beginning of WWE crossover events, because fans, more than ever, want to see action. MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe Worlds Collide Tournament will highlight five wrestlers each from WWE NXT, WWE NXT UK and “205 Live.” The WWE on Thursday announced a new concept, the Worlds Collide Tournament, which will air Saturday, Feb. 2, on the WWE Network and all of its social media channels. The matches will be taped during the Royal Rumble Axxess sessions in Phoenix this coming weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center.The opening rounds of the 15-man tournament will begin at noon ET at, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. At 8 p.m. ET, the show will shift to the WWE Network where viewers will see a battle royal featuring all of the participants and the remaining rounds of the tournament including the final. last_img read more

César Prates, from Real Madrid to evangelical pastor in Brazil

first_imgOther former soccer players post their new adventures on social networks, César Prates uploads to Instagram videos of his performances intertwined with biblical passages. Armed with the six strings and a personalized Bible with his name on the spine, his religious vocation was always there. “May Jesus heal you”, he told rivals that they fell injured. I related it this week in Sports Balloon: “A shepherd is not done, he always was, he had it inside me”. César Prates plays evangelical hymns on his guitar. His history in Madrid did not lead to epic scenes. Nor of redemption. He was chosen at the age of 21, when he was acting at the Porto Alegre International, from a list of 30 footballers managed by the technical secretariat of Lorenzo Sanz (in Pirri’s hands). Absolute international and praised by Roberto Carlos (“César is one of the best players in Brazil“, he said in that 1996), the problem is that he appeared in a Madrid that had just signed Panucci and had Secretary And till Chendo in the same position. Prates initially went to Real Madrid B (at that time, the official name of Castilla) and did not leave there … Well, it did come out, but it was forced to err by Brazilian clubs and later, sold definitively. To Sporting Lisbon. “Madrid loaned Vasco, Coritiba, Botafogo and Corinthians six months before transferring me”, remembered the defender in Globoesporte, where he confessed “very sad” about the recent death of Lorenzo Sanz from the coronavirus. In Portugal, took Cristiano Ronaldo as a disciple, a criança 17, and taught him the technique of shooting fouls. “Every time he scores such a goal, they call me to tell the story …”The Brazilian has counted, amused and resigned, more than once. From there it passed through the Galatasaray, the Livorno of Commander Lucarelli and Chievo, among others. Retired, he has not lost his relationship with Real Madrid. In 2017 he joined the technical staff of the Madrid Foundation Clinic in Coritiba. Occasionally he shares some of the few images he has of his white time. He grabs the guitar and sings, sometimes in tears of devotion, to Jesus. This is the life of Cesar Prates, almost twenty-five years ago signing of Real Madrid, now evangelical pastor. Chocolate Shepherd, his parishioners call him. A winger who did not succeed as a Real Madrid player but had a long career in Brazil, Portugal, Italy and Turkey until one day, in 2010, he felt the call, as if it were the Los Javis film. Cease he immediately terminated his contract as a professional footballer at the Náutico and began his own career in the Church. Also the musical: accompany his ministry with evangelical hymns.center_img César Prates, in one of his matches with Real Madrid.Rafa Painter. At Sporting Lisbon, he taught Cristiano the technique of shooting fouls. Blanca now has a beard and as a result of her experience she also reaches out to school children with soccer through the solidarity activity of her own foundation. Why the ball, like the guitar and the Bible, is always present for César Prates.last_img read more

Warriors think Westbrook’s style is ‘easy to defend’—report

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That won’t be the case this year, as fellow perennial All Stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony are now on board and ready to take some load off the mercurial guard. /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Offseason overhaul complete, new era begins for Celtics Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook walks down the court in the final seconds of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Houston.  APAfter averaging a triple-double and bagging the 2017 NBA MVP Award, its’ safe to say that Russell Westbrook had his way against most NBA defenders throughout the 2016-2017 NBA season.The 28-year-old point guard relied on his freakish athleticism to dominate the competition, tallying unworldly averages of 31.6 points, 10.7 boards and 10.4 dimes, while playing 81 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Although most defenses appeared helpless against the seemingly unstoppable guard, the reigning NBA champions Golden State Warriors reportedly do not fear his daredevil play style.In an episode of the “Low Post” podcast, ESPN’s Zach Lowe shared that some members from the Warriors locker room believe that the high-flying guard is “so easy to defend, it’s like cake to them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAlthough his statistical average against the Warriors remained stellar, Westbrook only shot 37.5 percent from the field and turned the ball over 32 times in four contests. The Thunder also dropped all four games.However, he visibly lacked on-court support last year, often putting the entire team on his shoulders for most of the year. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Defending champion Warriors get on roll with strong defense

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “You can’t win without that,” Memphis center Marc Gasol said. “Even if you look at teams like Golden State, you see a team that obviously has a lot of firepower, their defense is really outstanding, how they all move together at the same time, how they all shift as a unit from one side to the other … Then they give you 125 points, too. But they really do play a lot of great defense.”Against the T-Wolves, Golden State blocked nine shots — its 11th time in 12 games with at least seven swats — three by reserve Omri Casspi and another two from Draymond Green, and didn’t allow a 20-point performance by Minnesota. Nick Young came off the bench to make a career-high four steals in 20-plus minutes.“It’s finally coming along. We’re starting to put it together,” Green said. “We’re taking more ownership in one-on-one defense. We’ve just locked in more on one-on-one defense and taking on the challenge.”Part of that, according to player development coach Chris DeMarco, is “being the aggressors, being active defensively and trusting that the guys around us will help if we get beat.”While a handful of turnovers led to easy baskets by Minnesota, for the most part the Warriors were disciplined in their defensive assignments. It has been that way for a stretch of games now.It didn’t hurt Golden State shot 65.9 percent after halftime in pulling away from the overmatched Timberwolves, who were on a roll with five straight wins before the stop in Oakland.“I think you learn a lot from playing against them because that’s what a championship team looks like. They play hard. They play together. You look at their willingness to sacrifice for each other and make plays,” T-Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. “They had 37 assists on 48 baskets. Their defense over the last five games has been back to what their defense is. That’s why they’ve been able to win the way they’ve won. I think their willingness to sacrifice and play for each other is what makes them great. They take good shots. They make the game easy for each other. When you do that, the results will be good.”___AP Sports Writer Teresa M. Walker contributed to this report. “I know if we focus on taking care of the basketball and playing solid defense, and focusing on that, and really, hopefully, regardless of how our offense is, we’ll be in a good position to win games,” Curry said.Golden State limited the Timberwolves to 41.3 percent from the floor and a dismal 5 of 24 on 3-pointers on the way to winning its fifth straight.“You saw how beautiful that was in the second half with 37 assists overall. It’s all about taking care of the ball and defending,” Kerr said. “The defense part I’m really pleased with. I think this is about our fifth straight really good defensive effort we have had so that’s a great sign.”He gave his team a day off Thursday before getting back to work Friday in preparation for Philadelphia.Other teams and opposing players notice the Warriors’ attention to detail on the defensive end, even if their high-flying offensive show is typically the focus of scouting reports and film sessions.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LeBron ‘obviously’ interested in owning Cavs someday It wasn’t this way out of the gates this season, and coach Steve Kerr had some moments of frustration.Lately, he’s pleased with the progress and consistency.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Defensively we’ve just had longer stretches of high intensity and high level of focus,” Stephen Curry said. “That’s allowed us to control the momentum of games and the flow of games.”The Warriors outscored Minnesota 44-26 in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s 125-101 win — and dominated without NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, who sat with a bruised left thigh but was expected to be fine by Saturday’s home game against the 76ers. 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Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — Defense has been the theme from Day 1 for the Golden State Warriors, determined to do all the little things even better on both ends of the floor on the heels of their second NBA championship in three years.They’re blocking shots. Jumping into the passing lanes for timely steals. Getting hands in the faces of shooters.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more