Wizards hand Rockets 5th straight loss

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Howard leads Hornets past Warriors Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Rockets: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.Wizards: Host Chicago on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Though Paul was back, the Rockets were missing center Clint Capela with an orbital fracture for the second straight game.“Mentally we’re fine,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “We’ve got some tired legs and missing the big guy in the middle to give us a force to the rim. … We’ve got all kinds of excuses, but that doesn’t work. It doesn’t matter. We lost. They won. They’re the better team tonight.”TIP-INSRockets: Houston is 15-2 with Harden and Paul in the lineup. … D’Antoni said he hadn’t looked at the NBA’s report on the final two minutes of his team’s loss at Boston on Thursday night, when Harden was called for two offensive fouls in the final 7.3 seconds. “I don’t care. It’s over,” D’Antoni said. … F Ryan Anderson had a season-high 12 rebounds.Wizards: Tied a team record with 18 3-pointers. The last time they hit that many was Nov. 6, 2013 against Philadelphia. “As long as they’re wide-open, we should shoot them,” coach Scott Brooks said. … Porter matched a career high with seven 3-pointers. … F Mike Scott was away from the team for the birth of his daughter.ADVERTISEMENT HOLDING HARDEN AND PAUL DOWNHarden entered the game averaging 32.5 points but shot only 14 times, making seven.Paul missed eight of his 11 field goal attempts.“They’re human. We all have games like that,” Beal said. “I’m not going to sit here and be naïve to it because those are two really good players. James has had it rolling all year. We’re fortunate that he had an off night.”Brooks coached Harden for three seasons when both were with Oklahoma City.“James is as gifted as any player in this league,” Brooks said. “I thought our guys did a good job of guarding him. Those two guys aren’t easy to guard.”SUB-PAR AGAINST SUB-PARThe Wizards are 9-10 against teams that are under .500 this season. G John Wall said that it’s simple to turn that record around.We have to play the same exact way,” Wall said.UP NEXT NBA scoring leader James Harden matched his season low with 20 points for the Rockets. Chris Paul returned after missing three games with a strained groin and had eight points and six assists in 26 minutes.Houston had completed a 14-game winning streak before the alarming slide.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We just haven’t had a rhythm in these last five games, quite frankly,” Harden said. “We had pretty good spurts, but just a consistent, four-quarter game, we haven’t had that. So hopefully we get back home and kind of buckle down a little bit.”A night after blowing a 26-point lead in Boston, the Rockets held their last lead midway through the first quarter en route to their worst defeat of the season. Houston has by far the most 3-pointers in the league this season but was held to 29.2 percent (14 for 48) from deep.center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) goes for a dunk past Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Washington. The Wizards won 121-103. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — The Houston Rockets won 25 of their first 29 games to notch the NBA’s best record, then quickly entered their worst tailspin in nearly five years.Otto Porter Jr. scored 26 points, Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 21 each, and the Washington Wizards beat the Rockets 121-103 Friday night for Houston’s fifth straight loss. It’s the longest skid for the Rockets since dropping seven straight from Jan. 9-19, 2013.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View commentslast_img read more

NTC prepares to welcome new executives

first_imgThe newly elected executive members of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) are expected to be trained in order to function in their respective posts when they are officially appointed on July 18.This was according to the President of the NTC, Joel Fredericks on Friday during a telephone interview.NTC President Joel FredericksHe noted that the training will take place from July 16 to 20, and will see 20 Toshaos receiving the necessary training to take over projects that were implemented by the previous Council.“This present executive, right now, we are making preparations for the new incoming executive. So we want a smooth handover, transparent from this Council to the new Council,” Fredericks stated.“The training will update the new executive on all of the projects that we are currently working on, past projects, the MoU (Memorandum of Understating) that we signed with APA (Amerindian Peoples’ Association), the relationships that we built with the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) and other organisations,” he added.While the current President explained that the appointments cannot be disclosed at this time, he noted that the new executive should be aware of the struggles that were made to be established as an independent organisation.“I would like to say that this present executive; we have tried our best to really get some independence or worked towards independence as an independent body so we can manage our own resources.”In recollecting what the current members have achieved since their appointments, the NTC President stated, “We have an office now and three staff working with us. We have made some great steps but it was not easy because when we started off, we didn’t have anything, not even a desk at the Ministry.”“When I look back at where we came from, I must say that we really worked together to push things forward so what I would like to say to the new incoming executive is that, they will have to continue what we’re leaving off here and it’s not easy.”He advises the new executives to be vocal in order to make things happen. “It’s a lot of work and you have to prepare to do hard work,” he posited.last_img read more


first_imgTHE Ulster Council of the GAA has ruled in favour of Naomh Conaill after the club appealed a decision by the Donegal county board not to order a replay of their semi-final against Glenswilly.The Glenties-based club said they were ‘delighted to have been vindicated’ but won’t comment further until the full judgement has been received.Naomh Conaill had objected to the result after their two point loss in October on the grounds that Glenswilly’s Ciaran Bonner should have been red-carded during the match. He had already been given a yellow card earlier in the match and was then given a black card which meant he could be replaced by a substitute.The Donegal County Board had rejected the appeal, so Naomh Conaill took their case to Ulster. However the provincial body refused to make a ruling, saying there were errors in the paperwork.Naomh Conaill then took the case to Croke Park who ruled that Ulster should take a decision.The Glenties-based club had insisted all along that it did not want to interfere with the county final which St Eunan’s won.  GAA CHAMPIONSHIP SAGA: ULSTER COUNCIL RULES IN FAVOUR OF NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: December 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:appealGAAglenswillyGlentiesNaomh Conailllast_img read more

Chelsea youngster picks up injury

first_imgYoungster Rohan Ince has returned to Chelsea for treatment on a shin problem.The midfielder, who recently joined Yeovil Town on a six-month loan, picked up a knock while playing for the Glovers in a pre-season friendly.His injury is not thought to be serious but it was felt that the superior medical facilities at Chelsea would help him return to action quicker.He could miss the start of the season but is not expected to be sidelined for more than a fortnight.See also:Chelsea youngster looks close to return after minor injuryFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR v Burnley: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgBurnley are Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s first opponents as QPR boss.Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 12 December 2015Referee: Stuart Attwell (Nuneaton, Warwickshire)Match in a nutshell: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink takes charge of his first QPR game against Sean Dyche’s Burnley.Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Clint Hill (knee), Jamie Mackie (hamstring), Armand Traore (calf)BURNLEYRuled out: Ashley Barnes (knee), Lukas Jutkiewicz (knee) Possible line-upsQPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Sandro, Faurlin, Fer; Phillips, Austin, Hoilett. Subs from: Smithies, Angella, Yun, Tozser, Henry, Doughty, Luongo, Chery, Petrasso, Emmanuel-Thomas, Polter, Grego-Cox.Burnley: Heaton; Darikwa, Keane, Duff, Mee; Boyd, Barton, Jones, Arfield; Vokes, Gray. Subs from: Gilks, Lowton, Anderson, Ward, Taylor, Ulvestad, Marney, Kightly, Hennings, Long. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: W W L D L (7 points)Home: W D W D W (11 points)Burnley total: L D D D W (6 points)Away: D D W D W (9 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 8; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Chery 4, Phillips 4; Onuoha 3; Fer 1, Hill 1, Hoilett 1, Polter 1.Burnley: Gray 9; Taylor 4; Keane 3, Vokes 3; Arfield 1, Boyd 1, Darikwa 1, Hennings 1, Jones 1, Mee 1.Last five meetings10 January 2015: Burnley 2 QPR 16 December 2014: QPR 2 Burnley 01 February 2014: QPR 3 Burnley 326 October 2013: Burnley 2 QPR 015 January 2011: Burnley 0 QPR 0QPR 1 win, Burnley 2 wins, 2 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on FacebookFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Cartoon: Captain, I’m Picking up Something on the Sensors

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App More Noise to Signal. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout rob cottingham 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#Cartoons#web Related Posts I’ve owned an iPhone now for two years, but I’m still getting my mind around it.Not the app store, or the display, or the ubiquitous connectivity. But the way the damn thing is so aware of its surroundings.A motion sensor tells it if it’s being jostled and which way is up. A compass tells it which way it’s pointing. GPS constantly updates its position on the map. Add the camera, microphone, proximity and ambient light sensors and – if you get a few drinks in me – the iPhone will know more about my immediate environment than I do.It’s not hard to imagine that phone makers could start dropping in temperature, humidity and external pressure sensors, measuring your body temperature, sweatiness and grip. And once they do, you know what they’ve created?A $200 mood ring.Oh, you scoff now. See if you’re laughing once that information is aggregated and mapped, clusters of acute anxiety are pinpointed, and Pfizer’s aerial spraying unit responds by blanketing the area with anti-depressants.last_img read more

Lonzo Ball leads as Lakers deal Bulls eighth straight loss

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion 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 LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Jabari Parker came off the bench to lead Chicago with 18 points and Lauri Markkanen added 17.“We have to play better basketball for more of the game. We played about 28 to 35 minutes of good basketball and had 12 minutes of not good basketball,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “We don’t have enough firepower to be able to turn it on and take over the game. We have to plow through it and get the lead and hold on to it.”Both teams struggled shooting from the floor in the first quarter, but the Lakers held a 19-18 lead, marking the first time in eight games they led after the first 12 minutes.Los Angeles held a 44-43 lead at halftime as the first half had 22 lead changes and five ties.TIP-INSBulls: Chicago’s 8 of 28 from the field in the first quarter was its second-worst opening 12 minutes of the season. It was 8 of 29 in a Dec. 26 loss to Minnesota. … The Bulls were 7 of 17 on 3-pointers in the second half after going 2 of 14 in the first.Lakers: Kuzma also had 12 rebounds as he recorded his third double-double of the season. … The Lakers were 2 of 15 on 3-pointers in the first half but 6 of 11 in the second half, which included three from Ball.LINEUP CHANGEWalton changed his starting lineup, putting Tyson Chandler at center and Caldwell-Pope at guard while moving JaVale McGee and Josh Hart to the bench.Chandler, who got his third start, scored eight points and had three rebounds in 26 minutes. Walton was also pleased with Caldwell-Pope holding Zach LaVine to 10 points, including 4 of 11 from the field, as well as what McGee and Hart provided off the bench. It was just the fourth win in 11 games for Los Angeles since LeBron James was sidelined with a groin injury.“It was a must-win today, I knew I had to pick up whatever I could,” said Ball, who also had rebounds and six assists. “We were missing shots early but we got it together.”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 starsThe game was close for the first 28 minutes before Los Angeles took control. It was tied at 48 with 9:24 remaining in the third quarter when the Lakers went on a 13-7 run, which included eight straight points at the start. Tyson Chandler scored the first two points before Ball scored 11 straight, including three 3-pointers.“He’s got a knack for hitting big shots. He’s not afraid to knock down a 3 when we needed it,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “What is great is seeing him more confident in getting to the rim. He can draw contact but still be able to finish.” Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “I’m sure there was some anger but they both engaged. You could tell by Josh’s defensive demeanor in the fourth that he was locked in,” Walton said.NUMBER OF NOTEThe Lakers have won all four games since James’ injury when Ingram had six assists or more. He had seven against the Bulls.“It is a chance for me to get everyone involved and show another part of my game,” Ingram said. “With me getting in the lane the defense collapses and a lot of guys are open.”UP NEXTBulls: Conclude their five-game road trip against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.Lakers: Travel to Oklahoma City on Thursday night for the second of three meetings against the Thunder.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball shoots as Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 107-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers were angry after the NBA’s worst team broke a long losing streak on their home floor. They weren’t about to let the league’s second-worst team do the same thing on Tuesday night.Ball scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as the Lakers handed the Chicago Bulls their eighth straight loss with a 107-100 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner make grand arrival in Las Vegas for fight week Chicago got within 72-68 on a 3-pointer by Wayne Seldon, but the Lakers pulled away again with six straight points to end the third and start the fourth.Los Angeles’ lead grew to 94-76 with 4:26 remaining in the game before Chicago made a late flurry to get within 103-98 in the final minute.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who got just his fourth start of the season, scored 17 points while Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma scored 16 apiece.The Lakers erased the bitter taste of a 101-95 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who ended a 12-game skid, and gained some confidence going into a three-game stretch where they face Oklahoma City, Houston and Golden State.“We’ve been losing and wanted to go out on the road with some momentum,” Ball said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

World Cup 2019: I would pick India to go all the way, says Mithali Raj

first_imgTwo years back India suffered heartbreak in a closely contested World Cup final against hosts England at Lords. It was the women in blue then who narrowly missed out on being world beaters.If the semi-final results go as per recent form and standings, Virat Kohli’s men could have a crack on July 14 to avenge that loss at the same venue.What does Indian women’s ODI captain Mithali Raj who was at the receiving end in that final think of the prospect? “I had thought at the beginning of the tournament about an India-England final. Because England’s run up to the World Cup was exceptional. Now we can add Australia to the list. My pick would be for India to go all the way. There is no two ways about it. Final could be either India-Australia or India-England,” Mithali tells India Today.The leading batswoman is convinced Virat Kohli’s India is much better placed to overcome the Kiwi challenge in the semi-final as opposed to the resistance England have would have put up. “I know toss is not in our hands but England is a completely different side when they bat first as opposed to when they chase. New Zealand can surprise you too but definitely India will be happier facing New Zealand,” she says.India’s leading lights with bat and ball Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah hold the key. While Rohit is topping the run scoring charts, Bumrah doesn’t feature in the top 10 wicket takers yet. But Mithali agrees, the opposition would know the Bumrah-threat goes beyond the numbers.advertisement”Getting wickets is not the only criteria you can define the best bowler by. It’s important that the bowler gets wickets at times when the team relies upon him. Consistently keeping the opposition under the radar is very important and that is what he has been doing. Even though he is not amongst the highest wicket-takers list in the World Cup, I think he is one of the most dangerous bowlers that the opposition keeps an eye on when facing India,” she opines.Mithali is all praise for Rohit Sharma’s penchant for scoring tons by absorbing big tournament pressure. “Rohit definitely has come into that patch that every cricketer would love to be in. It’s quite remarkable the consistency with which he has scored his hundreds. Very few players are able to perform like that at the biggest stage,” she observes.ALSO READ | India will be world champions if Rohit Sharma fires in next two games: Sunil GavaskarALSO READ | India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final Live Cricket Streaming: Watch IND v NZ Star Sports, DD SportsALSO WATCH | Getting Williamson, Taylor out early will be key for us: Virat Kohlilast_img read more