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Kyrie Irving says trade request was about optimizing his potential

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Irving averaged a career-high 25.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting and 5.8 assists last season. He has three years and $60 million remaining on his contract. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Celtics introduced Irving on Friday after the blockbuster trade sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick and the Miami Heat’s 2020 second-round pick in exchange for Irving.READ: Irving will wear no. 11 with CelticsIrving was asked about his decision to leave Cleveland and the status of his relationship with James.“I haven’t spoken to (James) and my intent (in asking for a trade), like I said, was for my best intentions,” Irving said.“To look back at the amount of ground we covered in the last three-year span. To really realize how special that was and how much stuff happened in that amount of time, I’d be sitting up here and telling you guys a lie if I didn’t tell you I learned so much from that guy.”ADVERTISEMENT Delight as Serena Williams welcomes baby girl Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics during the press conference at TD Garden on September 1, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. AFP/GETTY IMAGESBOSTON—Kyrie Irving, who requested a trade out of Cleveland in July, said Friday that he hasn’t spoken to LeBron James since he joined the Boston Celtics.But the four time NBA all-star Irving said there are no bad feelings and that the reason he wanted to end his partnership with the James-led Cavaliers was so he could optimize his game.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I can’t wait to get on the floor and maximize my potential,” Irving at an introductory news conference at the Boston Garden arena on Friday.“I just want to be around those incredible coaches and those incredible minds and those incredible individuals. I feel like in doing that, Boston came right at the exact time and it was meant to be that way. I trust in that, and I’m glad to be here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 25-year-old point guard praised his former superstar teammate James, describing his three seasons with James as “awesome” and told reporters that “I learned so much from that guy.”READ: LeBron James has ‘nothing but respect’ for Kyrie Irving LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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Initial tests reveal no fracture on Galanza’s injured ankle

first_imgREAD: Adamson coach unsure of Galanza’s availability for UAAP after brutal injuryLady Falcons coach Airess Padda feared Galanza may have broken her right ankle after landing on her teammate’s foot following a block attempt early in the third set of their game against the College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers.Galanza grimaced in pain and had to be stretchered off and rushed to a nearby hospital.Adamson still went on to win in three sets and book a semifinals berth minus Galanza, who could miss the remainder of the tournament.The 20-year-old hitter is entering her final playing year in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Knicks know they face tough task in moving on after Anthony LATEST STORIES Thank God! @jemagalanza Xray and CT Scan results are out and it says NO Fracture. Shell be confined for observation and further tests. pic.twitter.com/HTAvyNe7wL— Virtual Playground (@VPlaygroundPH) September 25, 2017Adamson can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now, after initial tests revealed no fracture on the ankle of star spiker Jema Galanza after a brutal injury Monday night in the Premier Volleyball League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs per Virtual Playground, a sports management agency which handles Galanza, X-ray and CT scan results were negative.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “Thank God! @jemagalanza Xray and CT Scan results are out and it says NO Fracture. Shell be confined for observation and further tests,” Virtual Playground posted on Twitter. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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Day snatches third round lead at Australian Open

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next MOST READ NO COMMERCIAL USE Jason Day of Australia plays a tee shot during round two of the Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney on November 11, 2011. The Australian Open golf tournament runs from November 10-13, and features international players competing for Australia’s most prestigious golf prize, the Stonehaven Cup. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD / AFP PHOTO / GREG WOODJason Day ended a frustrating run of par golf by making three late birdies to snatch the outright lead after the third round of the 102nd Australian Open on Saturday.The former world number one’s patience finally paid off when he made back-to-back birdies at the 14th and 15th holes after parring his first 13 holes. He dropped a shot when he bogeyed his penultimate hole for the second day in a row, but birdied the last for a two-under-par 69 and a three-round total of 10-under-203.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Day will head into Sunday’s final round with a one-stroke lead over his fellow Australian Lucas Herbert, who carded an even-par 71 to finish at nine-under after leading overnight.Sweden’s Jonas Blixt charged up the leaderboard into a share of third place at seven-under after a flawless 66, and was joined by the 2015 Australian Open champion Matt Jones, who signed for a 68.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAustralia’s Cameron Smith, who teamed up with Blixt to win this year’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, was in fifth place at six-under after firing a third consecutive round of 69, Defending champion Jordan Spieth was tied for 17th — eight shots behind Day — after a 70. Popovich has ‘never’ seen an injury like Leonard’s Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Wozniacki, Halep both hoping 3rd time is lucky in final

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “I was not afraid of losing,” the top-seeded Halep said after surviving a thrilling, three-setter against Kerber. “I won those balls, and then I got the confidence back that I’m still alive and I can do it.”Of the two, Wozniacki has had the longer wait for this moment. If she prevails on Saturday, it’ll be in her 43rd major tournament — the fourth-most appearances among women at the most elite level before winning a first Grand Slam title.The 27-year-old Dane is also nine years removed from her first major final at the 2009 U.S. Open (a loss to Kim Clijsters). She then had a five-year wait for a second shot in New York, falling to Serena Williams in the 2014 final.And now another 3 ½ long years for another opportunity.“I always believed in myself,” Wozniacki said. “I was just giving myself time. I think if you don’t feel like you can go all the way in tournaments, then to me there’s no sense in playing. So for me it’s always I want to be competitive, I want to be the best, and that’s why I’m still playing.”ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers They’ve had similar careers to this point: they are steady, consistent performers week-to-week who have climbed all the way to No. 1 based on the quantity — if not necessarily the quality — of their results.At the Grand Slams, both are all too familiar with the role of runner-up — Wozniacki losing twice at the U.S. Open, Halep twice at Roland Garros.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd in a twist of fate, both enter the Australian Open final playing with what Wozniacki calls “house money” — they’ve each saved match points earlier in the tournament and feel they’re making the most of their second chances.In Halep’s case, it’s actually a third chance. She saved match points against not one, but two opponents at Melbourne Park — Lauren Davis in the third round, and two-time major winner Angelique Kerber in the semifinal. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates after defeating Germany’s Angelique Kerber in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)MELBOURNE, Australia — For both Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep, the Australian Open women’s final on Saturday is a chance to put the demons of past Grand Slam near-misses behind them.One will finally walk away a champion. The other will have to shake off another loss in a major final and be left to wonder when, or if, another chance will come again.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH The 26-year-old Halep hasn’t had such long stretches between title chances — her losses came in the 2014 and 2017 French Opens to Maria Sharapova and Jelena Ostapenko, respectively — but she’s certainly endured the more heart-breaking defeats.Halep was leading by a set and a break against Jelena Ostapenko at last year’s French Open before faltering down the stretch. And against Sharapova in 2014, Halep came in as the favorite but was broken at 4-all in the third set before losing a draining, three-hour final.But Halep believes she’s turned a corner in the past year and is better able to handle pressure moments on the court. Her comeback from multiple match points down in Melbourne is a testament to a new mindset.“I was in this position in the French Open, so maybe I can make a better match,” she said. “I feel more experienced. Also stronger mentally. And the way I play, it’s different. I feel I’m more aggressive.”The bonus in Saturday night’s final is that winner also takes home the No. 1 ranking. It would be a six-year gap for Wozniacki if she achieves it. But both made clear this isn’t their goal.“It’s also my dream, to win a Grand Slam title,” Halep said. “But, you know, it’s always tough when you are close.”Wozniacki knows all too well how this feels — and she’s hoping the third time proves lucky for her.“Regardless of what happens now, I’ve done my best,” she said. “I believe if you really put everything into it, eventually things are going to go your way.” Torres knocks out Osenio, Kelly scores stunner in ONE prelims Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Air Force stuns Pocari Sweat

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gamboa nips Zark’s Saengmuang also drew support from her Air Force teammates in combating Pocari import Michelle Strizak’s conference-best 40-hit effort, 38 of which came from attacks.The Jet Spikers notched just their second victory against eight losses at the close of the double-round elimination phase of the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAir Force showed it isn’t about to simply fold up, pulling off a shock victory over an undermanned Pocari Sweat, 25-19, 24-26, 25-27, 25-21, 15-6, to finally end a seven-game spiral while slowing the defending champions’ march to an outright semifinal berth in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Thai import Patcharee Saengmuang flexed her muscles and unloaded 27 points, sealing the Jet Spikers’ victory with back-to-back hits.ADVERTISEMENT Joy Cases backed Saengmuang with 21 markers while Jocemer Tapic and Iari Yongco combined for 23 hits, helping the Jet Spikers overcome a 1-2 set deficit to snatch the victory.“Since we’re on a skid, I told the girls to do what we’ve been doing in practice and they delivered,” said Air Force coach Jasper Jimenez.Already missing the services of top local hitter Myla Pablo (back injury), Pocari also played sans Bosnian import Edina Selimovic (hamstring tear).Earlier, Air Force clobbered winless Café Lupe, 25-16, 25-22, 25-19, to clinch the first semifinal berth in the men’s division of the league backed by Mikasa and Asics.ADVERTISEMENT SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBut the victory was a dose of optimism for a Jet Spikers crew that can now reboot its bid when the tournament kicks off its single round quarterfinals starting Sunday. The four other teams outside the top two will dispute the remaining Final Four berths from scratch.Pocari, which needed a victory to join BaliPure in the semifinals, thus closed out with a 6-4 card, keeping the Power Smashers and the Perlas Spikers, toting identical 5-4 marks, in the hunt for the other outright berth in the Final Four. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more

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Gamboa nips Zark’s

first_imgPalace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Taking matters into his own hands, the 38-year-old Avenido rolled back the years to finish with 15 points, including the game-winning free throws, as the Coffee Lovers squeaked past fellow newcomer Zark’s Burger, 85-84.Later, Jeron Teng exploded for 33 points as another newcomer, Flying V, stunned Aspirants’ Cup champion Cignal, 86-84.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Park shoots 68, paces Mondilla by 2 strokes MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Gamboa Coffee Mix playing-coach Leo Avenido saw his team badly needing a lift, after a lethargic start in its PBA D-League Foundation Cup debut on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.But Avenido didn’t need to look far to turn the Coffee Lovers’ fortunes around.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes View commentslast_img read more

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SMB, Star stay in top-2 hunt

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ San Miguel’s Charles Rhodes celebrates after a dunk against Blackwater. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonLeo Austria was glad that his San Miguel Beermen experienced something like this heading into the playoffs of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, even if he said that this was the most scared he had been in a game this season.Trailing a team that wasn’t supposed to even stay close to them, the Beermen dug deep in the second half to roar back from 16 points down before upending Blackwater, 124-113, on Wednesday night as San Miguel stayed in the top-two chase at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I think that game was the most scary I’ve experienced this season,” Austria said after booking his eighth win in 10 games while showing the Elite the door with their ninth defeat in 11 outings. “Our opponent was very confident and really wanted to beat us.”Star rallied from 21 points down later in the night and carved out a 102-98 overtime victory over Alaska to take No. 1 spot temporarily.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Hotshots also stayed in contention for twice-to-beat incentives in the playoffs after closing out with a 9-2 record. But for Star to keep that position—and the bonus that goes with it—the Hotshots need San Miguel Beer or Barangay Ginebra—or both—to lose their last games on Friday against GlobalPort and Mahindra, respectively.Blackwater could have given the Hotshots the Beermen loss that they needed, scoring the first 10 points of the match and grabbing a 72-56 lead at the half. But that only served as a wake-up call for the Beermen, who came out in the third quarter with all guns firing and their defense unforgiving.“This is a lesson for us—that we cannot take any team for granted,” Austria said. “We needed a game like this—that (16-point) deficit forced us to play hard. The players just refused to be beaten.”Charles Rhodes fired 15 points in the fourth period and June Mar Fajardo hit 12 of his 28 in the third as the two big men took turns in helping the Beermen avert what would have been the biggest upset of the tournament.Finishing in the top two means needing to beat a lower-ranked squad just once to make the Final Four.The Gin Kings and the Beermen can go 1-2 with wins on Friday. Star will drop to No. 3 via the quotient if all three teams end up tied with 9-2 cards.ADVERTISEMENT Asian Women’s sorry stint provides blueprint for PH volleyball team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Monster scorer Phelps back as Phoenix kicks off bid vs Kia

first_imgNational Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Eugene Phelps. PBA IMAGESEugene Phelps breached the 50-point mark the last two times he played in a PBA tournament opener.The high-volume scorer from Los Angeles, California, intends to sustain that streak as the Fuel Masters tangle with the Kia Picanto at the start of the import-laced Governors Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES View comments After that 4:15 p.m. opener, the Alaska Aces and the NLEX Road Warriors take centerstage with the Aces raring to break a miserable string of games after closing their Commissioner’s Cup campaign with eight consecutive losses.They’ll bring in a familiar face in LaDontae Henton, who led the Aces to the playoffs in the previous Governors Cup, where they were sidetracked by the twice-to-beat Barangay Ginebra Kings in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFollowing his double-double average stint for Alaska, Henton brought his act to the NBA D-League after being picked 10th overall by the Santa Cruz Warriors. There, the former Providence standout tallied 13.2 points and 5.8 rebounds in 40 games.The Road Warriors, meanwhile, will unveil Aaron Fuller, an undersized power forward out of University of Southern California. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Finishing the Commissioner’s Cup at the bottom of the 12-team standings, NLEX has nowhere to go but up and coach Yeng Guiao brought in Fuller early at the tailend of the previous reinforced tournament to get him battle-ready right away.Fuller, who met the 6-foot-5 conference limit for imports despite being listed 6-6, went unnoticed in the 2013 NBA Draft and last played in the Mexican pro league.With Markeith Cummings suiting up, the Picanto are also thrilled at the prospect of making the playoffs following a forgettable 3-8 record for an early exit last conference.Cummings first burst into the PBA limelight by leading GlobalPort to a quarterfinal appearance in the same season-ending tournament four years ago.The NBA D-League veteran—who also played in Poland, Egypt and, recently, Lebanon—averaged 28.7 points on 60.1 percent shooting and 45.2 percent from beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Tanduay books quarters seatlast_img read more

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CWG lanes to be fully operational from Monday

first_imgThe exclusive lanes for Commonwealth Games vehicles are likely to be fully operational from Monday as the athletes and delegates are expected to check-in by then, a senior officer said on Friday.”As most of the athletes and officials are expected to check in by September 26, from Monday the Games Lane is likely to be fully operational excluding other traffic on these lanes,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg said.He advised people to take alternative to the roads having Games lanes from Monday.On Saturday, the lane restrictions between international airport and Games Village will be between 9:30 am to 10:30 am.There will be restrictions on traffic to facilitate movement of athletes to practice venues. Other than these, there will not be any restriction on other stretches earmarked as Games Lane till Monday, Garg said.last_img read more

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Kochi team seeks 10 days to settle dispute

first_imgThe owners of the Kochi IPL team have asked the BCCI for 10 more days to resolve a dispute over its ownership pattern.The request was filed by two sets of solicitors representing the two factions of the franchise. It was made before the BCCI deadline to the franchise lapsed.The BCCI has said it will consult its legal team before deciding on the request.The Kochi franchise had been issued a showcause notice by the BCCI and ordered to form a joint venture company within 10 days to settle its ownership differences.Talks between promoters Rendezvous Sports and the investors had run into trouble, but efforts are now on to find a consensus.last_img

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Mom vs The Idiot Box

first_imgJane Gopalakrishnan raises issues and suggests ways.The TV is showing a popular childrens serial. The fat, dark-skinned baddie is tripped by the hero and he smashes his face into the floor. A laughter sound track prompts the five children in front of the television to roll around laughingStereotypes! Violence! Shuddering, I switch the channel to vociferous protests from little voices. But then all is quiet quickly: I have switched to Tom and Jerry where a piano is dropped on the cat and the mouses tail is set on fire. The children find it hysterical. I send them to their respective homes, half-afraid Im raising homicidal maniacs. In real life, anyone who sets anyone else on fire is going to jail. On the screen, theyre heroes. The problem of course, does not lie with that screen. Television is one of times greatest inventions. How else would we gasp in shock and empathy while the Twin Towers fall half way across the world, or tear up in pride as the Republic Day Parade unfolds in the mists of Delhi? Many households who cut off their cable TV link are veering towards an extreme, or so I am convinced. The answer, as always, is to teach your child to manage within the temptations around her, not just cut them out of her life. A few tips to read, reject if you want, adapt if youd like, but definitely to set you thinking.Take the Television out of the bedroom A TV is not a toy. That should be Rule no 1. Studies say that children with TV sets in their bedrooms spend 11.2 hours more glued to it than children who don?ft. They do this at the expense of other activities, such as reading which is actually recommended, in realistic doses by child specialists across the globe.Switch on something that will fuel their imaginationMy boys often try out, with varyingly disastrous results, craft ideas shown by PO GOs Bob or CBeebies Mister Maker and yesterdays prop of the day was a frilled lizard waiting on my dining table. Delightful, only if you like lizards of course. There is also a ton of tape and glue and colour all across the room, if you dont mind that. There are cooking shows which encourage children to try their hand at baking or making sandwiches, under supervision. Other programmes such as Galli Galli Sim Sim go about teaching manners or good habits. Do your research first.Tell them its only happening in a boxChildren under eight years of age cant fully tell fantasy from reality. Which is why you have cases of children donning S uperman capes and jumping off buildings. Its important you talk to them and tell them that no human being can fly. Its in the box. A child who you whack with a cricket bat gets hurt. Its not funny. Thats only in the box. Help them see that their TV heroes are just 2D images, not real people to be imitated.Dont let TV make your children fatWeve all been reading about TV leading to childhood obesity heres the reason why. Watching TV is an inactive time two hours sitting around instead of doing what a child does play! And more interestingly the hidden evil the temptation of TV commercials selling fatty yummy junk food. Indian authorities have been debating the banning of junk food ads on children programmes, so children dont get tempted. Feeding your children before letting them loose in front of the TV is a better bet.Time for TV, time for familyIf you do want to use TV time to bond, pre-plan a programme to do that. Watch the news bulletins with your mid-schooler and encourage her to ask you questions. Whos that politician? Wheres that country? What is this controversy about? Sports, particularly is a fascinating way to build a bond between you and your child. Let your child scream himself hoarse when Indias just four runs away from winning. Competitiveness, information, patriotism, loyalty, sportsmanship let him see it happen in front of him. And for every half hour spent watching TV, make sure theres double that time just spent talking to each other. Friends in the West swear TV is the safest baby-sitter for a mom without household help, (though not recommended for under 2-year-olds). Many moms feel regional programming helps their children learn another language. Other moms like me love how TV helps any veggie go down little throats. Of course this is much discouraged as bad?? parenting. In the end, TV is just another device. Use the device for your benefit, dont let it use you.Show them the worldMany channels nowadays have wonderful content, so it isnt fair to tar all TV with that black brush. National Geographic, Animal Planet and a host of travel shows focus on culture, people and food. The children see animals in the wild, scientific experiments, the pushing of barriers by human endeavour. Watch these programmes with them, and get them involved. Of course, there is always the risk that you will be asked, like I was by my four-year old, why the mating lions on TV were fighting all the time??. Hence be prepared for all sort of questions that might arise.Switch it on. Switch it offMany households have the TV droning on like background music. Little children on the carpet watch practically everything. Obviously then, we need to monitor what our children are watching. Dont exit the room leaving the children to watch TV alone. Switch it off. Several mothers interviewed are actually proud of the fact that their entire family sits together to watch family programmes??. This may lead to statistics like this: An average American child will see 200,000 violent acts and 16,000 murders on TV by age 18. (Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Children, violence, and the media: a report for parents and policy makers. September 14, 1999). If youre hooked on to a serial, record it and watch it later. And if the children demand their dose of daily drama, take them to a library instead and help them to get it out of a book.Get to your pre-teen before TV doesAlmost 75 percent of all music videos contain sexual images or content. It isnt surprising then that children learn about sex from TV before theyre old enough to digest it. Sangita Unni, a Bengaluru-based counsellor suggests that 10 year olds are ready for that talk about the birds and the bees??.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Quality rookies led by CJ Perez ready to fuel Columbian Dyip

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ “I know Tabi for a long, long time because he’s my player from Rizal Tech University and to me, he plays like a veteran.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss CJ Perez with Columbian coach John Cardel. Photo by Mark GiongcoColumbian has a lot of reasons to feel giddy with the arrival of CJ Perez, who is poised to provide the struggling franchise the jolt it needs to snap out of its longstanding funk.But the former Lyceum ace and one-time NCAA MVP isn’t the only rookie the Dyip are raving about heading into the 44th Season of the PBA.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Faundo was actually picked by Magnolia in the second round but the former University of Santo Tomas center was left unsigned.“I got a call from Alvin Patrimonio and he asked me if I need Jeepy Faundo. I said yes, I need a big man so we got him here,” Cardel said.“I like what I see from the rookies. CJ, his slashing ability, his defensive ability, also JP he’s a very smart player and also Jeepy I like what I see with his rebounding and his toughness on the inside,” said guard Rashawn McCarthy, one of Columbian’s main options.Tabi, meanwhile, was a relative unknown but not to Cardel.Cardel knew exactly what he’s going to get from Tabi, whom he coached at Rizal Technological University.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion While Perez has all the makings of a future PBA star, his fellow newcomers JP Calvo, Jeepy Faundo and Cyrus Tabi have also drawn praise from Columbian.“With the rookies, CJ, Calvo, Faundo and Tabi are great additions to our team. We got a pure point guard in Calvo and another guard in Tabi then, we have another big man in Jeepy,” said Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I told the guys this is a different team from the one that I handled last conference. The way the rookies are playing and practicing, it’s like they’re not rookies.”The Dyip chose Calvo as the 11th overall pick while the Tabi was a surprise selection in the second round. Columbian determined not be just another ‘checkmark’ for other PBA teams SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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Pistons rally to edge short-handed Mavericks

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores greets center Andre Drummond after the team’s NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Detroit. Drummond scored 24 points in the Pistons’ 93-89 win. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT  — Free throws have dogged Andre Drummond throughout his NBA career, so when he stepped to the line with a two-point lead and 3.3 seconds remaining, Detroit’s victory was far from certain.Drummond then calmly made both shots to seal the game for the Pistons.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Pistons: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “Closing it out with a rebound and getting those two free throws — is huge,” Drummond said. “Got the win, so that’s really good.”Drummond had 24 points and 20 rebounds, and the Pistons rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the short-handed Dallas Mavericks 93-89 on Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBefore the game, the Mavericks traded Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews to the New York Knicks in a seven-player deal . Dallas acquired injured star Kristaps Porzingis and others, but the Mavericks didn’t have the players from the trade yet, and they were significantly undermanned for this game.In addition to the players they dealt, the Mavericks also were without star rookie Luka Doncic, who sat out with left ankle soreness. “It affects it, but this is the NBA. These things happen, and it’s next man up,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “You play with what you got. I’m proud of the way we competed. I’m disappointed we couldn’t quite get over the hump. Our guys certainly played well enough to get the win.”Detroit had its problems with the depleted Mavericks, falling behind by 14 in the first half. The Pistons were down 74-65 in the fourth before going on a 14-4 run. The game was close the rest of the way.“I’m totally disappointed in our approach. We have everything to play for, but looked down at the other bench and saw a lot of guys who don’t play very often,” Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. “If you don’t play with heart and grit, you can’t win in this league, and especially not in Detroit. When I grew up in this game, the Pistons stood for grit, grime and hard work.”On this night, the Pistons’ belated surge was enough to win. Up by three, Detroit fouled Jalen Brunson with 5.4 seconds left. Brunson made the first free throw and missed the second, and Drummond came up with the rebound and was fouled.Drummond shot 38 percent on free throws through his first five seasons. He improved last season, when he shot 61 percent, and he’s at 54 percent this season after finishing Thursday’s game in clutch fashion.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES MOST READ Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks beat Raptors for third time this NBA season Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MILESTONESBlake Griffin had 24 points for Detroit and finished with 445 in January, the highest-scoring month in team history. The previous record was held by Isiah Thomas, who had 442 points in March 1983.Griffin was announced as an All-Star reserve Thursday, but like Casey, he wasn’t pleased with his team’s overall showing.“We talked after the game about how we won the game, but we can’t be happy about that performance,” Griffin said. “We have to work tomorrow like we lost this game, because we didn’t play well. We have to fix this ourselves. No one else is going to provide us with energy.”Drummond passed Bill Laimbeer to become the Pistons’ career leader in offensive rebounds with 2,431.TIP-INSMavericks: Dallas fell to 1-8 in the second half of back-to-backs.Pistons: Reggie Jackson had 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. … The Pistons went 9 of 33 from 3-point range, ending a franchise-record streak of 11 games with at least 10 3s.UP NEXTMavericks: Visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. View commentslast_img read more

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Kevin Love scores season-high 32 as Cavs beat Grizzlies

first_imgGrizzlies: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.Cavaliers: Host the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love (0) and Collin Sexton (2) celebrate in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 112-107. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored a season-high 32 points, Cedi Osman hit the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 112-107 on Saturday night.Love, playing in back-to-back games for the first time since returning from foot surgery, had 10 points in the fourth quarter. He was 9 of 15 from the field overall, hit six 3s and made all eight of his free throw attempts.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TIP-INSGrizzlies: Valanciunas returned after not playing Friday because of personal reasons. He has appeared in three games since being acquired from Toronto on Feb. 7 and made his first start Saturday . … F Chandler Parsons scored four points in 18 minutes. He returned Friday for the first time since the third game of the season.Cavaliers: Osman finished with 11 points. … Cleveland dominated the first quarter, holding a 21-5 rebounding edge and making all nine of its free throw attempts. … Cleveland led 44-26 early in the second.STILL SIDELINEDCavaliers coach Larry Drew isn’t sure when forward Tristan Thompson, who missed his 15th straight game because of a sore left foot, will return.“It’s still going slow,” Drew said. “We’re going to take it very slowly as far as bringing him back.”BAD TIMINGBickerstaff knows his team must adjust without rookie guard Jaren Jackson Jr., out indefinitely with a bruised right thigh.“It’s tough, obviously,” Bickerstaff said. “We were beginning to feature him more in fourth quarters.”UP NEXT The Grizzlies, who lost at home to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, were on the second part of a difficult back-to-back.Love had surgery on his left foot in November after playing four games and returned Feb. 8. He hit three 3-pointers and a technical foul shot early in the third quarter to help the Cavaliers build a double-digit lead.Memphis trailed 79-64 but outscored Cleveland 20-3 over the last seven minutes of the third.The Cavaliers (14-46) won consecutive games for the third time this season. Cleveland has yet to win three in a row.Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff was hit with a technical foul early in the third quarter. Noah, a constant target of boos by Cavaliers fans, received sarcastic cheers when he picked up a technical in the second.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Anthony Davis-less Pelicans stunt Lakers playoff push The five-time All-Star had 12 rebounds in 26 minutes — his most since returning from the injury — but was on the bench for the final 5:23 because he’s still on a minutes restriction.Osman’s 3-pointer gave Cleveland a 104-103 lead with 1:58 to play. He scored on a layup following a turnover before Collin Sexton hit a 3 to put the Cavaliers up 109-103.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSexton had 20 points and Ante Zizic scored 18 for Cleveland, which beat Phoenix on Thursday.Jonas Valanciunas had 25 points 11 rebounds for Memphis, which has lost four straight and 16 of 20. Mike Conley scored 18 and Joakim Noah had 16. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Yeng Guiao early ejection ‘blessing in disguise’ for NLEX in crucial win

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte That key stretch allowed NLEX to pull away, 50-36, as they took total control for the rest of the way.READ: PBA: Even with Yeng Guiao thrown out, NLEX still overpowers Alaska FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Coach Jolas (Jojo Lastimosa) did an excellent job taking over from plus the guys stepped up,” Guiao told reporters after the game.“But really it was really our defense that did it for us. I was pretty confident that even if I was not there, as long as we execute the game plan, we’ll be okay because the team was really well prepared defensively against Alaska.” NLEX’s defense held Alaska to just 29 percent from the field, including 5-of-23 from long range.Guiao added the timing was also right for NLEX, which played Alaska on one of its worst days.READ: Yeng Guiao ejected in 2nd quarter of crucial NLEX game“We played good defense and we caught Alaska on a really bad night,” he said.“We played probably our best defensive game on their off night so that’s what happens.”ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief View comments Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end NLEX Road Warriors. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX head coach Yeng Guiao’s early ejection against Alaska on Wednesday may have just been what the Road Warriors needed after all.The Road Warriors steamrolled the Aces, 91-70, thanks in large part to a 14-5 run that immediately came right after Guiao got tossed at the 5:19 mark of the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash US soccer stars Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris confirm engagement P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Guiao also said NLEX had an extra motivation to win since its CEO Rod Franco just celebrated his 60th birthday.“We really wanted to win one for him and I’m sure he’ll be happy with the win,” he said.It was also a crucial victory for the Road Warriors, who are desperate to provide their quarterfinals bid a much-needed push.NLEX improved to 3-5 and tied Meralco in ninth place with only three games left.“Today’s game could be a good sign because we really need to win the next three games so we need this confidence boost to be able to have a chance.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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Magic shut down 76ers in 2nd half, close in on 8th spot

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Chasing a dream Google Philippines names new country director Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Magic: G Michael Carter-Williams, who was Rookie of the Year for the 76ers in 2013-14, signed a second 10-day contract. … The Magic used the same starting five for a 27th straight game. … The NBA and Walt Disney World Resort announced Aug. 12 as the opening date for NBA Experience, an interactive theme event at nearby Disney Springs.UP NEXT76ers: Host Brooklyn on Thursday night.Magic: Play at Miami on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic (9) falls backward as he trips over Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — Nikola Vucevic had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic held the Philadelphia 76ers without a field goal for a stretch of nearly 12 minutes Monday night in a 119-98 victory.Evan Fournier scored 24 points for the Magic, who outscored the 76ers 30-5 over a second-half stretch in which Philadelphia missed 15 straight shots.ADVERTISEMENT The Magic completed their first 5-0 homestand in franchise history and moved a half-game behind Miami in chasing the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They visit the Heat on Tuesday.Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 20 points and 10 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPlaying without point guard Ben Simmons, the 76ers led 60-57 after shooting 61.5 percent in the first half.Shake Milton’s jump shot cut the Magic’s lead to 78-77 with 4:32 left in the third quarter, but Philadelphia did not score in the remainder of the period, falling behind by 14 points. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgivingcenter_img Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss When Zhaire Smith hit a 3-pointer with 4:50 remaining in the game, it ended a stretch of 11 minutes, 42 seconds without a field goal for the 76ers, who then trailed 108-85.Embiid overcame four early turnovers to put up 14 points and eight rebounds in the first half. His 3-pointer opened a 10-0 run that quickly erased Orlando’s seven-point lead midway through the second quarter.Fournier’s 14 points in the third quarter helped Orlando move ahead, and Vucevic’s 3-pointer put the Magic ahead to stay midway through the period.TIP-INS76ers: Simmons sat out the game with a stomach virus, missing his first game since Oct. 23. … T.J. McConnell got his second start of the season at point guard. … F Mike Scott left the game with lower back tightness in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

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Treatment for strained back

first_imgRest on a firm surface for several hours to treat and alleviate symptoms of a strained back. Anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen) can help, and stretching and strengthening of the back muscles is important to avoid another back injury.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img

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Skipper Virat Kohli refuses to comment on Ishant Sharma’s aggression

first_imgThe Indian cricket team’s new-found aggression which has resulted in a few on-field altercations has drawn criticism but Test skipper Virat Kohli today refused to be drawn into the row surrounding the approach.Indian pace spearhead Ishant Sharma was handed a one-Test suspension for the aggressive sendoffs he gave to Sri Lankan batsmen during the recent away series.His on-field behaviour has drawn flak from former players such as Bishan Singh Bedi and Sanjay Manjrekar.Asked how much Ishant’s absence will hurt India against South Africa, a curt Kohli replied, “I am not answering that question. Not what happened earlier, nor what is going to happen next, neither on captaincy nor on the coach.”Also read:  Ishant’s aggression has hurt India’s cause – Manjrekar While he was not asked on who could possibly be India’s next coach, Kohli took it upon himself to state that he would not answer any question related to the matter.Virat has time and again spoken about Ravi Shastri being his preferred choice as mentor of the team.When someone asked if he has evolved as a player to take over as captain in all formats, Kohli retorted, “That was a nice try but again it is a question on my captaincy.”Asked if he would play a game against Bangladesh to get into limited overs mould, Virat said, “I think we have played enough cricket. I don’t know what’s going to happen in next four hours. It’s still some time, I will see then.”advertisementOn a lighter note, he did admit that it is the “Delhi instinct” that works at times.Also read: Ishant, Pujara enter top 20 in ICC Test rankings “Yes, you can say that Delhi instinct kicks in when I am playing. But if you are talking about typical Delhi boy, I can talk about myself, I try to do the right things,” he said at a promotional event here.He spoke about “hard work and self belief” being key ingredients of success.He also took the opportunity to express his “commitment” for actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma.”I am a committed man,” he said when asked how he reacts to adulation from his female fans.last_img read more

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Meizu to launch new Pro 5 with Helio X20 or Exynos 7420

first_imgMeizu’s MX5 has been speculated to hold the company’sflagship banner but the Chinese company has different plans for the next flagship.Meizu might introduce a new line-up that will be placed above the Meizu MX5.According to a report from Droidfeed,the company is planning a new Pro sub-brand that might be replacingthe MX line up.According to the report, the device will be called Pro 5. Inthe leaked images we find the branding on the box along with the mould thatwill hold the purported flagship from the Chinese manufacturer. The device isrumoured to release in two variants sporting different processors, one withSamsung’s Exynos 7420 chipset and the other with MediaTek’s rumoured Helio X20that will be the first chipset to feature ten cores.The rumoured smartphone might sport a 5.5-inch 1080pdisplay. The processor will be supported by 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB of internalstorage. On the camera front the device is rumoured to have a 21Megapixelprimary camera with an 8 Megapixel front facing snapper. The report suggeststhat Meizu might launch the device on September 25 at an expected price of CNY3,000 (Roughly Rs 31,000).Also read: Facebookagrees to pay fine for underage girl’s membershiplast_img read more

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