19 Jan
2020

76ers rout Magic for fifth straight win

first_img“But after this game I kind of have a new goal. I want to get to 50 wins. We’ve got to keep pushing for that.”Embiid had 17 points and nine rebounds in just 20 minutes and the surging 76ers moved closer to a playoff berth with their fifth straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkErsan Ilyasova scored 18 points, leading six Philadelphia players in double figures as the 76ers (41-30) clinched their first non-losing season in six years. Robert Covington and Marco Belinelli added 15 points.Rodney Purvis came off the bench to score 19 points for the Magic, who have lost eight of nine and dropped to 21-51. Aaron Gordon, the only Orlando starter to score in double figures, had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Simmons has nine triple-doubles. Only one player in NBA history has produced as many as 10 triple-doubles in his rookie season. Oscar Robertson had 26 triple-doubles in his rookie season of 1960-61.TIP-INS76ers: Their 41st win clinched their first .500 or better finish since 2011-12, the last time they were in the playoffs. … The five-game win streak is all against losing teams. The 76ers’ last eight wins have come over losing teams. . . . The 76ers are 18-0 when holding opponents under 100 points.Magic: F Jonathan Isaac, who missed 46 games of his rookie season due to an ankle injury, did not play because of a left foot sprain. … F Jonathon Simmons was out with a right wrist contusion.WE’RE NO. 4!Brown said his players understand what holding onto the fourth position would mean. “We’re aware of where we’re at and we’re adamant about holding onto fourth in the East,” Brown said. “We want to go into the playoffs in rhythm and trending in the form that can equate to a win in the playoffs.”UP NEXT76ers: Host Minnesota on Saturday night.Magic: Host Phoenix on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Embiid and J.J. Redick combined for 10 points in a 12-0 run that left the 76ers with a 70-47 lead just before halftime.“I think our third period was the thing I was most impressed with,” said coach Brett Brown. “We knew with the lead we had built, to be able to maintain that sense of urgency and treat it as an opportunity to build on this lead, we can get some of our high-minute guys some rest.”The Magic’s last lead was 14-12 after Nikola Vucevic made a 3-pointer midway through the first quarter. Belinelli scored on an inbound pass play to tie it, then hit a jump shot to put the 76ers ahead to stay. They led by double figures after the first 15 minutes and by 35 at one point, making for another long night for Magic coach Frank Vogel.“We all understand the situation and it’s not a lot of fun to be part of, but we’ve got to compete,” he said. “We started the game that way, and I felt like we gave in and relented when they made their run. That’s why you saw the mass subs.”The 76ers played the fourth quarter without any starters for the second straight night, leaving Ben Simmons with six points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Despite late scare vs Fiji, Azkals get ‘good training session’ ahead of crucial match Philadelphia 76ers’ JJ Redick, center, looks to pass the ball as he gets between Orlando Magic’s Bismack Biyombo (11) and Arron Afflalo (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Philadelphia 76ers keep raising the bar.“After last night, knowing we were in fourth position, we wanted to come out and send a message and let everybody know we will go for the home court,” Joel Embiid said Thursday night after a 118-98 rout of the Orlando Magic.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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18 Jan
2020

James Harden’s 45 lead Rockets over Celtics

first_imgCarpio 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 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Rockets used a 14-4 run to end the third and start the fourth to open up a 103-90 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers by Green with 9 minutes remaining. Boston got no closer than 10 the rest of the way.“We just weren’t covering up for one another consistently enough,” Irving said. “That’s really what it comes down to.”Houston opened up a 41-24 advantage a minute into the second on 3-pointer by Danuel House Jr. Trailing 50-33, Boston used a 22-7 run to end the half, aided by three technical fouls against the Rockets in barely a minute, to cut the lead to 57-55 on Marcus Smart’s 3-pointer. Irving had seven in the run.TIP-INSCeltics: Aron Baynes (broken finger) missed his fourth straight game. … Robert Williams missed the game with a sore left leg. .. Al Horford had 15 points, and Smart scored 11.Rockets: James Ennis missed his eighth straight game with a strained right hamstring, but D’Antoni said he was “close” to returning. … Green and Austin Rivers each scored 10 points.TECHNICAL FOULSWithin a 61-second span of the second quarter, Chris Paul, who is out with a left hamstring strain but was sitting on Houston’s bench, D’Antoni and Capela were all called for technical fouls. Capela’s, which was the last with 2:28 remaining, was called for hanging on the rim following a dunk.Morris was called for a technical foul with 9 minutes left in the third after taking the ball to the other end of the court after being called for a foul. Morris was called for his second technical foul with 4:38 left in the fourth after arguing an offensive foul. Smart was called for a technical foul with 24 seconds remaining.UP NEXT “He has a mastery of the game and a control and an ease of which he plays,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said of Harden. “It’s fun to watch.”Harden has scored at least 30 points in eight straight games, the longest such streak since Russell Westbrook had eight straight 30-point games in November 2016. Harden has scored at least 35 points in six straight games, the longest streak since Carmelo Anthony had six straight in April 2013.“I think what James is doing is really special because he’s really carrying us right now,” Gerald Green said. “Not only is he scoring, he’s leading us.”Kyrie Irving had 23 points and 11 assists, Marcus Morris added 19 points before being ejected midway through the fourth quarter, and Jaylen Brown had 18 points off the bench for Boston, which shot 47 percent but was outrebounded 54-38.“The first 18 minutes and then the last 24 minutes, the glass killed us,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “I thought the restricted area generally on both sides of the floor, our finishing and our lack of rebounding were separators.”ADVERTISEMENT “Of course, I should be in that conversation,” Harden, the reigning MVP, said. “I received a lot of hate, but it won’t stop me from going out there and killing it every single night and being the dog that I am. You can name a few other people that can be in that conversation, but realistically, it’s coming back.”Harden, who was playing on a bruised left calf, had 17 points in the first quarter and finished 11 of 26 from the field, including 9 of 18 on 3-pointers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“You take those shots, you’re confident in those shots and those shots will go in,” Harden said. “Sometimes they might not go in, but mostly, they’ll go in. I just have to keep going, keep working.”Eric Gordon scored 20 points for Houston, which shot 48 percent while improving to a season-high four games above .500. Houston finished 18 of 45 on 3-pointers. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) applies defensive pressure against Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden thinks he should be in the MVP discussion again this season and showed why on Thursday night.Harden had 45 points and six assists, Clint Capela added 24 points and 18 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat the Boston Celtics 127-113 for their eighth win in nine games.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Celtics: Visit Memphis on Saturday night.Rockets: Visit New Orleans on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bogdan Bogdanovic’s 3 at buzzer sends Kings past Lakers LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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17 Jan
2020

Contractor charged for making false declaration

first_img… allegedly had more than US,000 at CJIAA contractor was on Tuesday charged for knowingly making a declaration on an immigration form to be untrue when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Clairmont Reid of Lot 197 South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.It was alleged that on June 6, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Reid made an untrue declaration on an immigration form which stated that he was not carrying more than US$10,000, when in fact he had TT$139,135 in his possession – the equivalent of US$20782.22.The defence Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat made a successful bail application, despite objections by the Prosecutor Deniro Jones. Reid was granted bail in the sum of $100, 000. The case will continue on September 8.last_img read more

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12 Jan
2020

Proposed Community League Building gets City’s support

first_imgCity Council also agreed it will enter into negotiations for a long-term lease on the requested property. The Sports Council has requested a long-term lease valued at $1 per year. Photo: Fort St. John City Councilors deliberate recommendations put forth by City Staff. Acting Mayor Don Irwin (seen on the projector screen) filled in for Mayor Bruce Lantz on Monday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caLocal sports groups are one step closer to having an extra storage space for their equipment.Two weeks ago, Gail Weber and Connie Richter, of the Fort St. John Sports Council, presented their plan before City Council.- Advertisement -The council formed a plan, to set up six storage buildings, on a chunk of city-owned land at the corner of 112 Street and Tahltan Road.  Each building can be separated into two storage areas, allowing for up to 12 separate sports group to utilize the Community League Building.Sports groups that are registered with the organization would then rent out the space for a nominal charge.On Monday October 26th, City Council decided it will loan the sports council $35,000.  The money will allow the group to apply for a Direct Access Grant, which may pay half of the estimated $70,000 start-up costs.The Sports Council will pay the City back in full by December 31st, 2016.  In the event that the project doesn’t qualify for a grant, the funds will be returned to the city with interest.Advertisementlast_img read more

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10 Jan
2020

Rooney gives Everton a share of derby spoils

first_img0Shares0000Everton’s striker Wayne Rooney chases the ball during the English Premier League football match against Liverpool December 10, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 10 – Wayne Rooney scored his first goal in a Merseyside derby as his late penalty earned Everton a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.Liverpool had taken the lead in the 229th meeting of the old rivals when Mohamed Salah spectacularly curled a shot home just before half-time, but the Reds were unable to find a killer second goal at Anfield. Everton kept their discipline and refused to wilt and were awarded a spot-kick after Dejan Lovren barged over Dominic Calvert-Lewin.Rooney, who rejoined his boyhood club from Manchester United in July, showed no nerves as he equalised with 13 minutes left.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made six changes from the side which thrashed Spartak Moscow 7-0, including the surprise decision to leave Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino on the bench.Dominic Solanke and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were selected ahead of the Brazilian duo while Andrew Robertson replaced Alberto Moreno at left-back.The start was typical of a Merseyside derby; feisty tackles, misplaced passes, no chances taken with clearances booted into row Z if required.Liverpool looked to show the early attacking intent, with Salah and Sadio Mane on the ball frequently with an eagerness to run at Everton’s defence.After 15 minutes the game settled, Liverpool monopolising possession with Everton’s two banks of four happy to sit deep and seek to frustrate the home side.Liverpool carved out an opening just before the half-hour mark when Mane received the ball on the byline and cut it back for Solanke inside the box, but under pressure from Tom Davies the striker scuffed his effort.Everton fought hard, with Rooney using his strength to shoulder James Milner to the ground to the approval of the visiting supporters.Gylfi Sigurdsson took things a little too far and received the first booking of the contest for a late challenge which caught the ankle of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson while Idrissa Gueye was also shown yellow for a tackle from behind on Mane.The first goal arrived three minutes before half-time with the influential Salah, Liverpool’s most effective attacking player in the first half, the source.– Sublime finish –Liverpool players mob Mohammed Salah to celebrate his goal against Everton on December 10, 2017. PHOTO/DailyMailSalah was fed the ball by defender Joe Gomez on right flank, shrugged Cuco Martina easily to the ground and cut inside on his left foot. The Egypt international dropped a shoulder to move past Gueye and then curled a sublime finish into the top corner with Jordan Pickford grasping at thin air.Liverpool should have been two goals ahead by the break when Mane stole possession and found himself through on goal.However, the Senegal forward dragged his shot wide when he could have given passed for a tap in.Allardyce introduced Aaron Lennon and Morgan Schneiderlin at half-time with Oumar Niasse and Tom Davies making way.Liverpool remained the likelier to score. From Milner’s cross early in the second half, Salah headed wide with the goal at his mercy. Then, Mane had the Kop on its feet with an acrobatic effort, but Pickford was well stationed to save comfortably.The hosts went close again in the hour when Salah’s curling free-kick picked out Gomez who glanced a header just over the crossbar.Liverpool’s frustration was punished when Everton were awarded a penalty with 15 minutes left after Lovren needlessly shoved Dominic Calvert-Lewin to the ground.Rooney stepped and as Simon Mignolet dived, emphatically dispatched spot kick into the middle of the net.Coutinho was introduced shortly afterwards and he tested the reflexes of Pickford with a free-kick but the Toffees held on.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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6 Jan
2020

Messi denies Barcelona rifts after Inter victory

first_imgSpeaking after the match, Messi was asked about his relationship with Griezmann, who had said on Tuesday it was “difficult” to establish a connection with the Argentine while he had been injured.“Obviously we have no problem,” Messi said. “There is a good relationship with everyone, the dressing room is united. We needed this victory and hopefully now we can kick on and continue in this way.”Luis Suarez scored a sensational double at Camp Nou and it was Messi that supplied the Uruguayan’s 85th-minute winner, with a pass at the end of a weaving run down the right.Barcelona now sit level on four points with Borussia Dortmund in Group F.There have also been suggestions of a rift between Barcelona’s players and the board, with Gerard Pique implying last weekend that articles critical of the team had come from higher up the club, however Messi denied the relationship had soured“We are fine. The important thing is to talk about the triumph of today and against Getafe,” he said.“We have Sevilla now to finish well before the international break. We will try to win it because it creates a mess when there is no football so we want to finish well and go out on a high before the break.”0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Messi Laid on Luis Suarez’s winner against Inter Milan on his second start of the season © AFP / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain, Oct 3 – Lionel Messi insisted on Wednesday there are no problems between him and Antoine Griezmann or between the players and Barcelona’s board.Messi returned from injury to make his second start of the season against Inter Milan in the Champions League as Barca came from behind to win 2-1.last_img read more

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29 Dec
2019

A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF SPRAWLING LETTERKENNY

first_imgWell-known photographer Clive Wasson is reaching new heights.The Letterkenny cameraman risked life and limb to capture pictures of the Cathedral Town this week.And here are his results. Can you spot your house, business or garden?A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF SPRAWLING LETTERKENNY was last modified: July 25th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:aerial viewClive Wassonletterkennylast_img

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26 Dec
2019

England lose World Cup third place play-off to Belgium

first_imgLINE-UPSBelgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen, Meunier, Chadli (Vermaelen 39), Tielemans (Dembele 78), Witsel, De Bruyne, Hazard, Lukaku (Mertens 60)Subs not used: Mignolet, Casteels, Boyata, Dendoncker, Fellaini, Carrasco, T. Hazard, Januzaj, BatshuayiEngland: Pickford, Stones, Jones, Maguire, Trippier, Rose (Lingard 45), Dier, Delph, Loftus-Cheek (Alli 84), Sterling (Rashford 45), KaneSubs not used: Walker, Henderson, Vardy, Butland, Welbeck, Cahill, Young, Alexander-Arnold, PopeFrance take on Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 4pm. 5 MOMENT OF THE MATCHIt had the feel of a testimonial match with both teams undoubtedly still hurting from missing out on a place in the World Cup final but there was a magical Belgian counter-attack which lit up the spectacle.Had Pickford not kept out Meunier’s volley it would have been a genuine contender for goal of the tournament and we’ve seen many brilliant strikes at Russia 2018. Belgium were deserved winners of the third place play-off 5 England came close to equalising when Harry Kane fired a shot just wide of the post after good work by Raheem Sterling.After the break, Kane just failed to get on the end of Jesse Lingard’s cross as England searched for a goal.Eric Dier’s lovely dinked effort was cleared off the line by Tottenham team-mate Toby Alderweireld midway through the second-half as Gareth Southgate’s men knocked on the Red Devils’ door more and more.England fans rave about Eric Dier during third place play-off 5 5 Meunier’s goal got England off to the worst possible start center_img 5 Clearly suffering from their semi-final blues, England started poorly and were behind inside four minutes when Meunier got in front of Danny Rose to tap home a deflected cross from the left.The Three lions nearly went two-down moments later but Jordan Pickford did well to save a deflected strike from Kevin De Bruyne. Meunier was the star performer of the game It was a disappointing way for England to finish their World Cup campaign Dier came the closest to scoring for England However, Roberto Martinez’s side were always a threat on the counter and a wonderful move was nearly rounded off with a spectacular goal but Meunier’s volley was well stopped by Pickford.Belgium did get their second on 82 minutes when Hazard latched onto De Bruyne’s incisive through ball before stroking the ball into the net to kill the tie.STAR MANHow different it could have been for Belgium if Meunier was playing in their semi-final defeat to France, but the PSG man was suspended.Today he was eligible to play and got the ball rolling for his side with an early goal. Meunier was a nuisance for England all day and could have had a second goal but Pickford saved his stinging volley. England were unable to finish their successful World Cup campaign with a flourish after going down to a 2-0 defeat to Belgium in the third place play-off at St Petersburg.Strikes from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard either side of half-time sealed Belgium’s best ever performance at a World Cup finals.last_img read more

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21 Dec
2019

Fortuna blasts Arcata 43-7 on Senior Night

first_imgFORTUNA >> If one thing is certain after the Fortuna football team’s massive victory over Arcata Friday night, it is they are determined to make it back to the playoffs.On their senior night — with ten on the roster — and their final home game of the season, the Huskies used a huge first-half effort to beat the Tigers 43-7 at Husky Field in Fortuna High School.Now, with one more game left to play this season, Fortuna head coach Mike Benbow said full attention is now turned toward Del Norte as …last_img

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20 Dec
2019

Warriors’ Steve Kerr offers a sneak preview on how he will handle next season’s roster

first_imgLAS VEGAS – Should he have time between practices and hearty meals, Warriors coach Steve Kerr can venture to the casinos here and learn more sobering news about his team.Unlike the past five years, the general public does not believe the Warriors will win the NBA championship. Bovada tabbed the Warriors with 14/1 odds to win the NBA championships, while granting more favoritism to the Houston Rockets (12/1), Philadelphia 76ers (10/1), Milwaukee Bucks (6/1), Los Angeles Lakers (7/2) and Los …last_img

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