30th IBBF Mr Saraighat Meet On April 6

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The 30th IBBF Mr. Saraighat R.G. Baruah Memorial, All India Classic Body Building Championship will be held at ITA Centre in the city on April 6, Saraighat Gym will organize the meet under the aegis of Assam Body Builders & Fitness Association.Several International and National level body builders are expected to participate in the meet which carries cash awards up to top ten winners. Mr Saraighat title winner will collect a purse of Rs 1,50,000. The second and third position winners will receive cash award of Rs 1,00,000 and 80,000 respectively.Mr. Saraighat Assam 2019 competition will also be held simultaneously during the meet. Mr Saraighat, Assam will earn Rs 30,000.Also read: Local Sportslast_img

Long jump Bolt’s next challenge

first_imgOILYMPIC great Usain Bolt may consider tackling the long jump as part of his involvement in the new Nitro Athletics series.Bolt has been unveiled as the star attraction of the experimental competition, which will see six teams, consisting of 24 athletes each, contest a mix of track and field events in Melbourne in February, with a hurdles relay among the proposed non-traditional features.Speaking at a news conference to announce the concept, Athletics Australia director John Steffensen, a 4×400 metre silver medal winner at the Athens Olympics in 2004, tried to tempt the Jamaican superstar to move outside of his comfort zone.Steffensen said: “So are you trying to tell me if your team say: ‘Usain, We need you to do the long jump. Can you do the long jump?’ Are you going to long jump?”And Bolt, a nine-time Olympic gold medal winner across the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, indicated he might well take up the suggestion in his capacity as a captain-coach.“I’m a team player you guys, I’m a team player, John. I’m a team player, I’m about winning,” he said.“That would be cool because as I said, it’s a team event and I can do what I want and it will be fun.“I think I’m at that point in my career where I don’t have to stress too much about “if” I do long jump because my coaches don’t want me to do it, but now I actually can. So it will be fun to do different things.”(Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgPLAYERS COALITION-GEORGIA SHOOTINGPlayers Coalition wants federal inquiry in Arbery deathUNDATED (AP) — The Players Coalition and dozens of professional athletes have sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting an immediate federal investigation into the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.The letter was signed by such sports stars as Tom Brady, Steve Kerr and Players Coalition co-founders Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins. It requested that the FBI and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division lead the investigation into the shooting of Aubrey, a black man, on Feb. 23.The coalition was formed in 2017 to raise awareness about police and community relations, criminal justice reform and education and economic advancement. It developed out of the dispute between NFL team owners and the players who were kneeling during the national anthem to bring a focus to social injustice. NFL-NEWSOne law firm gets lion’s share of $112M in NFL concussion feesUNDATED (AP) — After years of infighting over $112 million in legal fees in the NFL concussion case, a federal appeals court has approved a plan that gives nearly half the money to a single law firm.The decision Thursday grants New York-based Seeger Weiss over $51 million, more than 10 times the amount of any other firm, including the lawyers who filed the first cases in 2012.It was lawyer Christopher Seeger who steered the negotiations that led to a surprise settlement in 2013 and who managed the case through several appeals. Some firms represented more than 1,000 players, while Seeger directly represented only about 20. Update on the latest sports — A small number of NBA practice facilities reopened for workouts Friday, and at least one team received permission from the league to test players and staff for the coronavirus. Cleveland and Portland were open for players who wanted to get back into game shape. The Orlando Magic revealed that they have been authorized by local health officials to test players and staff.— NCAA President Mark Emmert says the coronavirus is making it unlikely all schools will be ready to begin competing in college sports at the same time. He says the goal is for every team to have an equal amount of preparation time before its season starts. Emmert acknowledges there could be some competitive inequities caused by schools having varied timelines for re-opening campuses.— The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have announced the postponement of its 2020 international games, adding they look forward to taking teams overseas again next year. The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers were previously scheduled to open this season in Prague as part of the NHL’s Global Series. The Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning had been slated to play two games in Stockholm.— The presidents of the 11 Big East Conference schools are leaning toward not allowing sports to be played at schools this season unless their campuses are open. While no deadlines have been set, Commissioner Val Ackerman said the presidents indicated a late June/early July deadline for fall sports, and possibly a Sept. 1 deadline for winter sports. It is conceivable the league would play with some members not participating. Ackerman said there are hybrid scenarios that could change things, such as a campus opening late.— Fans returned to the stands Friday for baseball in Taiwan, even though they are spaced far apart as a safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus. Up to 1,000 spectators are now allowed at ballparks in Taiwan, but they must sit apart and are barred from bringing in food despite shuttered concession stands. — Soccer is back in South Korea for the first time since the pandemic shut down sports around the world, and its success or failure will be closely watched by leagues everywhere. The K-League season kicked off Friday in Jeonju with defending champion Jeonbuk Motors playing in an empty stadium but with chants piped in from supporters. Instead of fans, banners with messages of support were draped around the stands.— German politicians have been persuaded to allow soccer to resume in the country despite the coronavirus pandemic, but it seems the public still needs to be convinced. Three new polls from German broadcasters show at least half of respondents saying they are against the plan to restart the season. The top two divisions will resume on May 16 following a two-month suspension, playing in empty stadiums— Soccer teams are going to get some extra help from the bench during a backlog of games caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The International Football Association Board has agreed to let teams use two extra substitutes per match when soccer resumes. Leagues which typically end in May are preparing to restart and face a congested schedule into July and August to complete their season.— At least six of the 20 English Premier League clubs are concerned about the plan to use neutral stadiums to finish the season. Ahead of Monday’s crunch meeting of topflight clubs, the Hornets have joined Brighton and Aston Villa in making clear their opposition to the current “Project Restart” plans. Watford is 17th in the league with nine rounds left and looking to fight off relegation amid a challenging backdrop brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.— At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the pandemic. The Associated Press surveyed 44 of the country’s national governing bodies. All but four of the 36 bodies that responded said they had applied for assistance from the Paycheck Protection Program. The settlement, expected to cost the NFL more than $1 billion over time, spared the league a trial over claims that it long hid what it knew about the link between concussions and brain injuries.In other NFL news:— The Los Angeles Rams finally have a date and an opponent for the long-awaited opening of SoFi Stadium. The Rams still don’t know for sure whether they’ll actually be able to have their big Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 13. Even if it happens, they don’t know whether there will be fans in the stands of their palatial new home for its first football game. The coronavirus pandemic is occurring during a historic year for this NFL franchise. The unprecedented circumstances are dismaying to coach Sean McVay, but he hasn’t given up hope of a proper homecoming for the Rams.— The Jaguars have agreed to terms with journeyman quarterback Mike Glennon to serve as a veteran backup to Gardner Minshew. Glennon began his NFL career with Tampa Bay in 2013 and spent four seasons with the team before playing for Chicago, Arizona and Oakland over the last three years. The 30-year-old Glennon has completed 61% of his passes for 5,163 yards, with 36 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 29 games.— The Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Larry Warford following the selection of interior lineman Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the NFL draft. Warford started all 44 games in which he played for New Orleans after signing a four-year, $34 million package in 2017. He was a Pro Bowl selection last season. — The Bills have signed defensive end and second-round selection A.J. Epenesa and two other players taken in the NFL draft last month. Epenesa played at Iowa and led the Big Ten with 10 1/2 sacks last season. Also signed were receiver and fourth-round pick Gabriel Davis of Central Florida and quarterback and fifth-round choice Jake Fromm of Georgia. All three got four-year contracts. — The Patriots have signed four more draft picks: linebacker Anfernee Jennings, tight end Devin Asiasi and offensive linemen Mike Onwenu and Dustin Woodard. New England has signed each of its April draft picks except second-round selection Kyle Dugger and third-rounder Dalton Keene.— Rashard Higgins is back on the Browns’ roster after signing a one-year, $910,000 contract. Higgins was limited by a knee injury last season and fell from favor with former coach Freddie Kitchens, finishing with just four receptions for 55 yards.— Brett Favre (fahrv) is disputing a Mississippi state auditor’s report that said the Hall of Fame quarterback received $1.1 million in welfare money for multiple speaking engagements that he didn’t actually attend. The former Green Bay Packers quarterback told ESPN Wisconsin’s “Wilde & Tausch” radio show he instead was being paid for his role in radio public service announcements and advertisements that ran for a few years in Mississippi. Favre reiterated that he is returning the money paid to him by a nonprofit group whose former leader has been indicted in a welfare embezzlement scheme.— The mother of Jets owners Christopher Johnson and Woody Johnson has died at 99. Betty Wold Johnson was often referred to as “The First Lady of the Jets” by players and called them her “grandchildren.” She was renowned for her philanthropic efforts and was a long-time contributor to arts, education and healthcare initiatives in the New York and New Jersey areas. A special overseer independent of the university is expected to help allocate varying payments to the men based on their experiences and the harm done, aided by a three-person panel of experts evaluating claims.NBA-FORMER PLAYER ARRRESTEDEx-NBA player accused of shooting at 2 peopleTYRONE, Ga. (AP) — Former NBA player Shannon Brown faces charges in suburban Atlanta after he was accused of firing a rifle at two people who were looking at homes for sale.Police say Brown was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident May 2 at his home in Tyrone, Georgia. He is free after posting bond on Monday. Associated Press The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the former Los Angeles Lakers guard and two-time NBA champion told police he thought the couple was trying to break into his home.NHL-CAPITALS-LEIPSICCapitals cut ties with Leipsic after disparaging commentsARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have placed Brendan Leipsic (LIP’-sihk) on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract after he made disparaging comments about women and teammates in a private social media chat.In a conversation involving his brother and Florida Panthers minor leaguer Jack Rodewald, Leipsic commented on the physical appearances of Vancouver forward Tanner Pearson’s wife and Edmonton captain Connor McDavid’s girlfriend. He also called Capitals linemates Garnet Hathaway and Nick Dowd losers. Leipsic apologized, saying a friend’s Instagram account was hacked and taking responsibility for his comments. NASCAR has canceled races at Richmond Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway and Sonoma Speedway. Richmond was originally scheduled for April 19 and Chicagoland was slated for June 21. Speedway Motorsports traded its road course race in Sonoma scheduled for June 14 for a Cup race at Charlotte on May 27.NASCAR plans to race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina on May 17 and May 20. Since those races weren’t originally scheduled, NASCAR forfeited events at its Richmond and Chicago tracks.NASCAR is attempting to race at tracks within driving distance of its North Carolina-based teams.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took part in a teleconference with members of the National Basketball Players Association for an update on the league’s plans amid the pandemic. A person familiar with the call’s details says Silver told players that the league is still aiming to hold full best-of-seven playoff series should the season resume and that playing without fans is an obvious possibility. Silver also spoke about the well-known notion of having the season resume in a centralized location, though cautioned that no decisions may be made for another several weeks. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR cancels 3 racesUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR’s revised 2020 Cup schedule eliminates three major races as the circuit attempts to restart its season. SOCCER-USWNT SUITUS women’s team wants trial to be delayed.UNDATED (AP) — American women’s soccer players want to delay their trial against the U.S. Soccer Federation.The request comes after an appellate court reviews last week’s decision to throw out their claim of unequal pay while allowing allegations of discriminatory work conditions to move forward.Lawyers for the women filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles to enter a final judgment on his decision to dismiss their pay claim, which would allow them to take the case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Players asked Klausner to stay the trial, currently set to start June 16. The U.S. Soccer Federation agreed not to oppose the requests but did not agree with some of the characterizations made by the players’ lawyers.OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR$41M settlement by Ohio State covers 162 of doc’s accusersCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will pay about $41 million to settle a dozen lawsuits by 162 men alleging decades-old sexual abuse and mistreatment by a team doctor, Richard Strauss.About 350 former athletes and other men had sued the school for failing to stop the late doctor despite concerns raised during his tenure. The university first announced a settlement with some of them in March, but the cost wasn’t made public until Friday. MLB-DRAFTMLB reduces draft to 5 roundsNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will cut its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million.A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that clubs gained the ability to reduce the draft as part of their March 26 agreement with the players’ association and MLB plans to finalize a decision next week to go with the minimum.The 160 players drafted would be by far the fewest since the annual selection started in 1965. The amount of signing bonus pool money eliminated is over $29 million. May 9, 2020 The NHL called it “inexcusable conduct” and said it would address the matter with the Capitals and Panthers.UFC-FIGHT ISLANDRelocated UFC 249 could ‘bring sense of normalcy to people’JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — UFC President Dana White still wants “Fight Island.” He’s temporarily settling for a peninsula. UFC 249 will serve as the first major sporting event to take place since the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country nearly two months ago. The bouts Saturday night in Jacksonville, Florida, are expected to draw a large television audience considering the sports-craved nation has seemingly grown tired of replays and video game events. Lightweight contenders Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje headline the fan-free card.  One bout was called off after a fighter tested positive for the coronavirus.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Women’s Soccer: Badgers upset No. 8 Gophers in overtime shutout

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team continued Big Ten conference play Saturday and knocked off No. 8 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1-0 on the road. Going into Saturday’s game, the Badgers owned a record of 1-2-1 in the Big Ten and were coming off a 3-2 loss to the Indiana Hoosiers. In a defensive shutout that went into overtime, the Badgers finally broke the tie behind a goal from freshman forward Dani Rhodes and pulled off the upset over the Gophers (9-3-1, 3-1-1 Big Ten).Wisconsin (5-4-4, 2-2-1 Big Ten) continued their dominance on defense but struggled to find the net. Goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem played an excellent game for the Badgers, recording three diving saves that secured the victory. The physical battle was one that saw 31 total fouls between both teams and proved to be another classic in an already historic rivalry.Women’s Soccer: Freshman forward Dani Rhodes defies first-year hurdles for WisconsinAt this time last year, Dani Rhodes was setting records in both soccer and basketball for Waukesha West High School. Read…The Badgers created scoring chances for themselves early in the first half. Midfielders Rose Lavelle and Micaela Powers, along with defender Camryn Biegalski, were all able to rattle off a few shots but were unable to find the back of the net in regulation. Lavelle led the team with three shots followed by forward Emily Borgmann with two. The second half was just as dry as each offense took only a few opportunities — Wisconsin shooting four times and Minnesota tallying five. The game remained scoreless until the 99th minute when Rhodes found the back of the net inside the six yard box. The goal was Rhodes’ second of the year with her first goal coming in the season opener against Illinois State just minutes into the game, which also proved to be the game-winner. The victory improved Wisconsin to .500 in conference play which currently puts them in seventh in the Big Ten standings. A win like this against an eighth-ranked conference opponent could give the Badgers the spark they need to contend for a consecutive Big Ten regular season championship. Despite struggling offensively for the better half of the season, the Badgers have still outscored their opponents 15-12. This is good news for a team who constantly creates chances offensively and is complimented by a defense that has recorded five shutouts and allowed multiple goals in a single game only three times. In their next match, Wisconsin will be back home in the McClimon Soccer Complex to take on another difficult opponent in the Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-4-0, 3-2-0 Big Ten) Oct. 6. The Badgers have won the last two meetings against the Cornhuskers with their last defeat against them coming in 2013. The game will start at 7 p.m. and can be viewed on BTN.last_img read more

Antonio Brown impresses New Orleans Saints with workout but no deal imminent

first_imgAlso Read | MLB’s London Series Games Between Yankees And Red Sox Raised Around £37m In City’s EconomyNFL: Antonio Brown has just played once this yearHowever, they were the same reports which suggested that Seattle Seahawks considered signing Brown earlier this month. The Seahawks ultimately opted for Josh Gordon off waivers. Antonio Brown has, however, featured in only one game this NFL season. Brown is one of the most influential receivers in NFL, has experienced a well-poised 2019 but it includes only one game. Antonio Brown agreed on a deal with the Oakland Raiders in March after a prosperous spell with the Pittsburgh Steelers.Also Read | Yankees Star James Paxton Welcomes New $324 Million Superstar Gerrit Cole Antonio Brown says on Instagram that he’s “back to business.”🤷🏾‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/vkMTg2FtYI— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) December 27, 2019 SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 30th December, 2019 12:54 IST Antonio Brown Impresses New Orleans Saints With Workout But No Deal Imminent Antonio Brown agreed on a deal with the Oakland Raiders in March after a prosperous spell with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Read more for detailed information. Antonio Brown was spotted spending his weekend working out to lift his chances of a comeback for the New Orleans Saints. Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots following multiple sexual assault allegations on the 31-year-old. Antonio Brown posted a photo of him and stated that he is “back to business” as he displayed a free agent waiver from the New Orleans Saints. As reported by Per Schefter, the Saints are trying to figure out if Antonio Brown is ready to join them by giving him a workout try. The report further stated that Saints wants to see if Brown can fit in their squad before they go into the final week of the season as they are even heading to the playoffs. Also Read | Gerrit Cole Clicked By Wife In New York, All Smiles Ahead Of Big Yankees Unveiling Also Read | Marshawn Lynch Went ‘Beast Mode’ For His Seattle Seahawks Comeback, Secret Training Regime LIVE TV NFL has not concluded its investigation of Antonio Brown; uncertain when it will. Even after it wraps, Brown still could face additional discipline. Saints bringing in Brown for due diligence, not Sunday’s game vs. Panthers. But Saints take big WR swings; see Dez Bryant last year— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 27, 2019center_img First Published: 30th December, 2019 12:54 IST Free-agent WR Antonio Brown is in New Orleans this morning, working out for the Saints, per source. Saints are doing their due diligence.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 27, 2019 Abhishek Shetty FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Written By COMMENTlast_img read more

PNG to host U20 women’s soccer tri-nation series

first_imgThe tri-nation series is part of PNG’s preparations in the lead up to hosting the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in November.The tri nation’s series will be held at the Sir John Guise Stadium on the 24th, 27th and 30th of May.It will coincide with the Oceania Football Confederation’s (OFC) Nation’s Cup that will be staged in Port Moresby.The PNG U-20 Women’s coach, Lisa Cole said unlike Japan and USA, they have had two years of preparation while the PNG team have had just had a couple of months training.However, Coles said they have done evaluations and a lot of fitness based testing from a physical perspective and are excited to be preparing for the matches at the end of May.“Our upcoming training will look at how we play, what our pressures going to look like, what our systems will look like so I’m looking forward to the training with the girls,” she said.“Playing against teams like Japan and USA will help us prepare because right now it’s hard to know what we don’t know,” said Cole.Cole added the original squad of 28 players has been trimmed down to 22 with the final squad for the World Cup to be named in October.PNG will play Japan on Tuesday 24 May with Japan taking on USA on the 27th. PNG will then play against USA on the 30th of May.last_img read more

Larqué, Cinta and Calligaris, the staples of the First Iberdrola

first_imgWith 21 days on his boots, Patricia Larqué (Valencia), Rodriguez tape (Sporting de Huelva) and Viola Calligaris (Valencia) are the three players in the First Iberdrola who have played it all this season. In total 1,890 minutes in league matches, a figure that is approaching Auñón and Pilar García (Rayo Vallecano), who accumulated 1,880 and 1,871 minutes, respectively, Deportivo’s top scorer, Peke (1,856 minutes), Rocío Gálvez (1,853), from Levante, Nana (1,853), from Betis, or Ivana Andrés (1,846), I raised. The eleven of the indisputable in the present course of the First Iberdrola complete it Patri gavira (1,843 minutes) or Castelló (1,837), players from Granadilla and Sporting de Huelva. Patri Larqué is the starting goalkeeper for Rayo Vallecano. Zaragoza’s goal reached the Madrid team last summer from Zaragoza, team in which he was formed and to which he returned last season after a campaign at Santa Teresa. Player and coach, after having led several teams in Zaragoza and Badajoz, she is one of the goalkeepers of the season, after her great performance under the sticks of the redhead goal. His level even led him to receive a call from Jorge Vilda in a call for the Spanish Women’s National Team. and it has also been decisive for the good future of the Primera Iberdrola team. The Lightning is eighth in the highest Spanish category.For his part, Rodriguez tape is being one of the pillars of the Sporting de Huelva. The Huelva central, European champion with the Spanish Under-19 team in 2017, He is leaving a very good season with the Andalusians, who for now remain out of the descent. In the case of Viola Calligaris he has managed to take a step forward at Valencia. The Swiss is one of the players of the che team that leaves more lights than shadows in the midst of the results crisis. The team is on the decline and is fighting to save itself after more than a dozen matches without knowing victory.last_img read more

DeRozan scores 37 as Raptors top Jazz; Nuggets nip Heat

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 MOST READ Millsap delivered at a key moment. After missing three of his previous four foul shots, the Nuggets’ big offseason acquisition was fouled at the 3-point line by James Johnson and sunk each of his free throws, delighting a lively crowd at the Pepsi Center.Dion Waiters nearly won it for Miami on the other end with a 3-pointer that rattled in and out in the final second.Goran Dragic scored 23 points for the Heat. Waiters and Johnson each had 15.Denver didn’t have a lead until midway through the third quarter when Jokic swished a short jumper to make 65-63. The Nuggets kept the lead until late in the fourth.In the final minute, Waiters had a driving layup with 30 seconds remaining and Dragic made 1 of 2 from the line to give the Heat a 94-92 lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, right, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Denver. The Nuggets won 129-111. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)SALT LAKE CITY — DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 37 points and the Toronto Raptors finished their longest road trip of the season Friday night with a 109-100 victory over the Utah Jazz.DeRozan made all 14 of his free throws and added a trio of 3-pointers to complement his trademark mid-range offensive game. His 17 third-quarter points helped stake the Raptors to a lead they never relinquished in handing the Jazz their first loss in six home games.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Toronto went 3-3 on its Western Conference road swing.A game after an “embarrassing performance” in a 129-111 loss to Denver, according to Toronto coach Dwane Casey, the Raptors repeatedly got into the lane and found open shooters. They led 99-87 after Norman Powell’s 3-pointer midway through the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFrom there, the Raptors let DeRozan go to work on isolation plays that resulted in six straight points as they put the game out of reach.Rookie guard Donovan Mitchell followed his career-high 28 points on Wednesday with 25 to lead the Jazz. Rodney Hood added 17 points but had another rough shooting night, going 6 for 19. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FIFA suspend Peru striker Guerrero for failing doping test Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Powell matched his season high with 15 points and Kyle Lowery also had 15 for Toronto.The Jazz are stocked with defensive stoppers, but no one could slow DeRozan in the third quarter. He extended his usual range to beyond the arc and scored in a variety of ways to give the Raptors an 89-82 lead entering the final period.Toronto shot 54 percent and didn’t seem fazed by shot blocker Rudy Gobert or the NBA’s second-stingiest defense.In Denver, Paul Millsap had 27 points, including three straight free throws with 11.9 seconds remaining, and the Denver Nuggets topped the Miami Heat 95-94 on Friday night.Nikola Jokic added 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Nuggets shook off some late struggles at the line to win their second straight on a six-game homestand.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Pelicans’ Cousins ejected for swinging elbow at Westbrook

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene UAAP suspends referees in La Salle-Adamson Final Four clash Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentscenter_img New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) elbows Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the head, drawing an ejection from the game, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS — Pelicans center Demarcus Cousins has been ejected from a game against Oklahoma City after swinging his elbow near the head of Thunder star Russell Westbrook.The play occurred Monday night under the Pelicans’ basket in the third quarter after Cousins had secured a rebound. When Cousins raised his elbows near Westbrook’s face, the Thunder guard dropped to the floor holding his head.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It wasn’t clear from replays whether Cousins caught Westbrook in the head or shoulder, or if the contact was significant.Officials did not eject Cousins from the game until after viewing replays on a TV at the scorers’ table, after which they called a flagrant two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneHard contact is not required for such a foul. Only contact deemed “unnecessary and excessive,” according to the NBA rule book. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 awardlast_img read more

Mike Harris shares blessing after Game 3 win, takes street kids to fastfood joint

first_imgA couple of Facebook users uploaded photos and a video of Harris’ touching gesture. Alaska import Mike Harris continued winning even after the Aces’s 104-102 win over Meralco in Game 3 of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Thursday at Cuneta Astrodome.The Aces’ import took a side trip to a popular fastfood joint beside the game venue and treated a few street kids to some hot meals. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Harris and the Aces hold a 2-1 series lead over the Bolts after taking two straight wins in the five-game series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Chris Gavina returns to PBA as Rain or Shine assistant coach Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Mike Harris with a big heat! Thank you @therealmh33 for treating the street children after the game!” posted Rona Dawisan on her Facebook account. “Small things like treating and giving them food really means a lot for them.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more