Aussies too good for Girls

first_img Jamaica had the worst of the early exchanges to fall behind 1-5 after just three minutes but sparked an impressive run to claw back to 8-10 with just over seven minutes left in the quarter. Australia regrouped, however, and opened up a 15-10 lead to finish the quarter strongly. Needing to hit back in the second quarter, Jamaica found themselves stymied by a clinical Australia, whose shooters missed just one attempt as they took control of the contest. Caitlin Bassett was perfect en route to scoring 49 from 52 attempts overall while goal attack Natalie Medhurst, who missed the only attempt during the quarter, finished with 18 from 19. For Jamaica, Romelda Aiken led with 33 goals from 36 attempts while Shanice Beckford supported with 14 from 16. Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago edged Scotland 57-56 in an exciting extra-time affair to set up a clash for ninth place with Samoa while Barbados defeated Singapore 56-39 to seal a 13th place game with Zambia. SYDNEY, Australia, (CMC): Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls once again faltered at the semi-final hurdle when they went down to World number one, Australia, at the penultimate stage of the Netball World Cup yesterday. In a virtual repeat of the last World Cup four years ago, Jamaica yet again missed out on a place in today’s final when they crashed to a 67-56 defeat at Allphones Arena. They trailed 26-35 at half-time, but had pulled within seven goals at 42-49, at the start of the final quarter. However, the Aussies outscored them 18-14 down the stretch to clinch a spot in the final against New Zealand. The defeat for the Jamaicans left them in yet another clash for third place against England who were beaten 50-39 by the Silver Ferns. EARLY EXCHANGESlast_img read more

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U20 Girlz tackle SVG

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Girlz will continue their campaign to reach the 2016 Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Papua, New Guinea, when they face St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) in Group B of their CFU final-round clash in Haiti at the Stade Sylvio Cator today.Jamaica will compete in Group B alongside SVG, CuraÁao and arch-rivals Trinidad and Tobago.Group A consists of Dominica Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti and Bermuda.The top-three teams from the tournament will advance to the CONCACAF final round – set for December 3 to 13 in Honduras – from where eight teams will try to secure the three available World Cup spots for the region.The Reggae Girlz have the distinction of being the only Caribbean team to qualify for every CONCACAF final round, even though they have never reached a major international tournament.After tackling St Vincent and the Grenadines today, the Girlz face CuraÁao in the second game tomorrow, before closing against bitter rivals, Trinidad and Tobago, on Sunday.The top-two teams will progress to the semi-finals and they will play off against the top-two teams from Group A for a place in the final.The two finalists and the third-place winner will move on to the CONCACAF final.last_img read more

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I could quit – van Gaal

first_img United was spared further misery before the interval when Arnautovic ran onto Krkic’s through ball, but missed the target with his shot. As usual, on the United bench, there was little outgoing evidence of concern, with neither van Gaal nor assistant Ryan Giggs springing out of their seats to berate or inspire their team. Van Gaal’s about-turn came at half-time, when Rooney spent the break warming up before coming on to replace Depay. Rooney’s first significant contribution came after 20 minutes on the field, cutting the ball back for Fellaini six yards in front of goal, but rather than slamming the ball high into the net, Fellaini shot low and, lacking power, allowed Butland to make a diving save. In the closing minutes, Rooney, this time, set up Juan Mata, but, again, Butland made the vital save. And Butland also pushed Anthony Martial’s attempt round the post as Stoke completed a December double over Manchester clubs, having already beaten City. Stoke are three points behind United, which manager Mark Hughes used to play for. United are three points adrift of fourth-place Tottenham. MISSED OPPORTUNITY BENCHED FOR THE GAME United captain Wayne Rooney watched it all from the sidelines after being dropped to the bench for the first time in a league match in almost two years. United came to life only in the second half after Rooney was brought on, but Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland thwarted any hopes of a comeback. “The circumstances were difficult – not only the circumstances, the wind, but also the pressure,” van Gaal said. “That is, in my opinion, the reason they don’t dare to play football (in the first half).” The losing streak started with Champions League elimination, and has also seen United drop out of the Premier League top four by losing to Bournemouth and Norwich. Win-less in seven matches, United have little time to recover their confidence, with a home match against Chelsea today. Asked if he would be in charge of the game, van Gaal said: “You will have to wait and see, but I think so.” “I try to do everything, but the pressure shall be, every match, higher and higher, and we have to solve that problem,” van Gaal, who has been in charge since July 2014, added. “It’s more difficult because I am now part of the four matches we have lost and people are looking at me.” A day after British astronaut, Tim Peake, displayed a Stoke flag on the International Space Station, the central England team was in a different orbit to United in the first half. Depay’s mind seemed to be on another planet when he sent a downward header back toward goalkeeper David de Gea in an attempt to clear Geoff Cameron’s deep ball. Depay, a winger in the right-back position, was unaware that Glen Johnson was primed to dart in and seize possession before crossing for Krkic, who took a touch then slotted the ball into the net in the 19th minute. “It was a bad goal to give away,” van Gaal said. If United’s players were fighting to save their manager’s job, they didn’t demonstrate it. Their response lacked any burning desire to end their slump. And the mission facing United became even tougher seven minutes later. Krkic’s free kick was blocked by the United wall, but the ball came back out to the edge of the penalty area and Arnautovic’s powerful strike beat De Gea. United was offering little in response, with Depay’s free kick parried by Butland, and Marouane Fellaini was offside as he tried to react. STOKE, England (AP): Louis van Gaal raised the prospect of quitting as Manchester United manager after Stoke condemned the club to a fourth straight loss for the first time in 54 years on Saturday. The 2-0 loss at the windy Britannia Stadium pushed United down to sixth place in the English Premier League, and van Gaal is sensing the pressure after barely 18 months in charge. “I can also quit by myself,” van Gaal said when asked if he had received assurances about his future from the club hierarchy. “That is something I speak to (vice chairman) Ed Woodward (about) by himself – not with you (reporters). “It is not always … the club has to fire or sack me. Sometimes I do it by myself. I am the one who wants to speak first with the board of Manchester United and with my members of staff and players – and not with you.” United was in disarray defensively in the first half when Memphis Depay’s horrendous defending allowed Bojan Krkic to score, and Marko Arnautovic powered in Stoke’s second goal from outside the penalty area.last_img read more

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Calabar’s Taylor shines again in 400m

first_imgCalabar High’s Christopher Taylor continued his build-up for next month’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships with another fine display at the Digicel Youngster Goldsmith Classic at the National Stadium yesterday.Competing in the first leg of the Grand Prix series, Taylor took the lead in the Class Two 400 metres after clocking 47.18 seconds, the fastest overall time of the day in the event.Taylor, the World Youth champion for the one-lap race, was very pleased with his run.”Today, I just came out to run a cautious race and ensure I qualify for the Grand Prix finals later this month. I just followed my coach’s instructions to take things easy,” said Taylor.St Jago High’s Sean Bailey and Kingston College’s (KC) Shantamoi Brown also picked up good wins in the Class One 400m. Bailey crossed the line in 47.40 seconds to win overall ahead of teammate Leon Clarke, 48.54 seconds.Brown captured Class Three in 52.64 seconds, with Ronaldo Mighty of St Jago second overall in 53.81.Shannon Kallawan of Edwin Allen High clocked a very good season-best 59.15 seconds in the 400 metres hurdles open for girls, finishing ahead of Nicolee Foster of Holmwood Technical, 59.29, and Vere Technical’s Sanique Walker, 1.01.60.Rayon Holness, also of Edwin Allen, won his heat of the boys’ 400m hurdles in 53.11 seconds. Calabar High’s Aykeeme Francis was second in 54.01, while KC’s Orlando Smith was third overall in 54.10.SPRINT HURDLESCalabar ruled the boys’ Class One and Class Two sprint hurdles. In Class One, Pan Am representative Seanie Selvin looked a cut above his rivals clocking 13.80 seconds in a negative wind reading of 0.7 metres per second. His teammate, Lafranz Campbell, 14.16; and KC’s Orlando Smith, 14.31; were second and third, respectively.Dejour Russell topped the Class Two 110m hurdles in 14.11 ahead of teammates Michael Stevens (14.25) and Orlando Bennett, 14.28.KC’s Davion Williams had a big win in the Class Three 100m hurdles as he hit the line in 13.70 seconds. Calabar’s Schavan Carr was second in 14.05 with third going to Cardo Bailey of Jamaica College in 14.18.Holmwood Technical’s Gabrielle McDonald won the Class One girls’ 100m hurdles in 13.94 seconds beating teammate Nicolee Foster (14.01) and Camperdown’s Rushelle Burton, 14.05.Vere Technical took the first two places in Class Two as Amoi Brown captured the event in 14.30 with Roxan Foster second in 14.45.Hydel High’s Donna Ray Lee topped Class Three 80m hurdles in 11.53 ahead Lisandra Brown of Edwin Allen, 11.5, and Vere’s Codesha Lewis, 11.64.Edwin Allen’s Saleel Myles won the Class Four 70m hurdles in 10.97 seconds. St Jago’s Dayshanae Hall (11.11) was second and Patreece Clarke, also of Edwin Allen, third in 11.50.last_img read more

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Gervacio joins Foton, ends feud with Suzara

first_imgFoton is seeking a three-peat when the PSL Grand Prix starts Oct. 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Dzi Gervacio along with Foton and PSL execs during a small press conference Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTODzi Gervacio will suit up for Foton in the Philippine Superliga, putting the former Ateneo stalwart with the same official she criticized heavily early this year.But the feud is apparently water under the bridge as PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara dismissed fears that their past would lead to a disadvantaged stint by Gervacio with Foton.ADVERTISEMENT “It was unfortunate that rivalries sometimes take the best out of us all,” said Suzara. “Negativity has no place in our quest to become the leading sports league in the country.“Ms. Gervacio would be assured that she will be treated the same as the other players. I hope she plays her best for Foton and becomes one of the reasons for the team’s continuing success in the Superliga,” added Suzara.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGervacio took to social media early this year to protest what she felt was Suzara’s poor handling of import credentials of PSL rival Premier Volleyball League.But in a closed-door meeting Friday, Gervacio, who was accompanied by her mother, apologized to Suzara and the two put their quarrel behind them. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mondilla caps ‘Merit’ season with 4th crown MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES 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

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Fight breaks out as Lady Warriors beat Tigresses for last finals slot

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sto. Domingo also grabbed 12 rebounds and three assistsJoyce Francisco also added 14 points, six rebounds, and three assists, while Ruthlaine Tacula did all the dirty work and finished eight markers, eight dimes, and six boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneUE fought back from a 47-56 deficit entering the final frame after staging a telling 11-0 blast to grab a 58-56 with 5:56 remaining.The Lady Warriors continued to frustrate the Tigresses in the remaining minutes, limiting the España crew to just six points to pull off the victory. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The scores:UE 69 – Sto. Domingo 18, Chan 16, Francisco 14, Tacula 8, Cortizano 7, Ramos 4, Requiron 2, Gayacao 0, Antonio 0, Nama 0.UST 62 – Anies 16, Larosa 16, Gandalla 9, Angeles 7, Rivera 4, Peñaflor 3, Jerez 3, Sanggalang 2, Isanan 2, Aujero 0, Portillo 0, Magat 0, Manuel 0, Valera 0.Quarters: 10-16, 27-35, 47-56, 69-62. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ 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 The game, however, was marred by a bench-clearing brawl with the result already decided after UST’s Sai Larosa threw a punch at Sto. Domingo that triggered the melee. Larosa and UE’s Marieny Requiron, Erica Ebeza, and Princess Pedregosa were all ejected for their involvement in the scuffle.UE coach Aileen Lebornio was also attested with a technical foul for the incident.Still, it couldn’t dim the spotlight on the Lady Warriors’ triumph as they arranged a Finals duel with the reigning three-time women’s champions National University Lady Bulldogs beginning Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I saw our work through the past five years. I told them after our loss to UST in Game 1 that it’s painful, but we need to bounce back and think about our goal. We can’t turn back, but rather as Warriors, we have to move forward,” said Lebornio.Anjel Anies paced UST with 16 points, while Larosa got 16 markers, eight rebounds, and four assists before her ejection.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of the East punched the final ticket to the UAAP Season 80 women’s basketball Finals after edging University of Santo Tomas, 69-62, in their stepladder semifinals tiff Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Love Sto. Domingo caught fire in the fourth quarter, where she poured nine of his 18 points while Eunique Chan scattered 16 markers, 11 boards, and two dimes to help the Lady Warriors advance to the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Day snatches third round lead at Australian Open Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

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Rozier steals spotlight, leads Celtics past Cavaliers

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson And so much has happened since then.Thomas was traded for Irving, then missed the first 36 games of the season with a hip injury before making his season debut on Tuesday night. In that time, he stewed over his departure from Boston, where he developed into an All-Star and fan favorite.“I don’t know who we are or who we can be until we get I.T. back consistently,” James said. “Until we get a full dosage of I.T. … we’re trying to figure things out. But we’ll be fine.”The Celtics scored seven straight points midway through the first quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a 15-9 lead. They ran off the last five points of the quarter — all by Rozier — on a tip-in and a 27-foot 3-pointer just before the buzzer that made it 32-21.DOUBLE TEAMSWith the Cavaliers double-teaming their longtime point guard for much of the game, Irving was held under 20 points for the first time since Dec. 10, a span of 11 games.“Every time he gets doubled, I’m thinking of ways I can help him out, scoring,” Rozier said. “He opened up the game for a lot of us.”WELCOME HOMEThomas made his first appearance at the new Boston Garden since the trade, but he did not play. Although he had expressed shock at the trade and held a grudge toward Danny Ainge, who orchestrated it, the relationship between him and the Boston fans remains unblemished. (Thomas also said on Wednesday that he had mended fences with Ainge .)Thomas, who asked the Celtics not to play a video tribute, saying he would prefer to be honored when he was actually playing, got a cheer from the crowd when he joined his teammates on the bench late in the first quarter and made a brief appearance on the video board. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Rozier scored the last eight Boston points of the first quarter to give the Celtics an 11-point lead, and had another eight in a row midway through the fourth when they expanded the lead to 21. Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum had 15 points apiece, and Irving and Al Horford each had 11 points and nine rebounds to help Boston to its fourth straight win.James had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 8-for-15 shooting — the only starter to make more than half of his shots on a team that scored a season-low 88 points.“Against LeBron, there’s nobody that can guard him the whole game. So you have to throw as many bodies at him as you can,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “And then pray.”Tristan Thompson had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which lost for the fourth time in five games. Playing on back-to-back nights — the Celtics had been preparing for them since New Year’s Eve — Cleveland shot 34.8 percent.It was the first time the teams had played since the season opener, when top Boston free-agent Gordon Hayward broke his leg in a gruesome injury that reshuffled the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Celtics finished with the top seed last year, but lost in the conference finals to Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours At the break, cameras again showed Thomas. And this time, the crowd rose to its feet for a standing ovation. The Cavs guard pounded his heart three times, smiled and gave a little wave before returning to his seat for the start of the second quarter.HAPPY TO BE BACKThomas said he has a long way to go before he feels like himself on the court. But after his seven-month absence, he said playing Tuesday night against Portland was one of the most special moments of his career.“There’s still movements that I’m scared to do. But it’s just because I’ve been out for so long,” he said. “For the most part when you get hurt the mental part is the toughest part. My wind isn’t there. I’m not in that good of a shape. Obviously my game isn’t where I want it to be, but it showed a positive step in the right direction that I’m not far where I want to be.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Kevin Love left the game early in the fourth quarter with a right ankle sprain. He finished with two points and five rebounds in 21, going 1-for-11 from the floor and missing all four 3-point attempts.. … Jae Crowder also made his first trip to Boston as a visiting player. He finished with six points and nine rebound son 2-for-12 shooting. … The Cavaliers are 14-4 over the last 18 matchups against Boston, including two playoff series.Celtics: Seen in the crowd: Gymnast Aly Raisman, Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, Patriots Dion Lewis and James White and former Patriot Troy Brown. … Aron Baynes limped to the locker room in the second quarter but returned. He finished with six points.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.Celtics: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Undermanned Lady Stags clobber Lady Generals in NCAA opener And it won’t be so easy.Terry Rozier scored 20 points in 20 minutes, stealing the spotlight from Thomas, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals and leading the Celtics to a 102-88 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.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 folkThomas received a standing ovation from the Boston fans but did not play one night after making his season debut in a return from a hip injury. Rozier made sure to pay his respects, and Thomas told the third-year Celtics guard he was proud of him.“When I first came in the league, that’s a guy that I watched a lot. The little things he did on and off the court. Like a big brother to me,” Rozier said. “Just to hear those words from him, I’m happy that he’s on his way back — so I can guard him in February.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics celebrates after hitting a three point shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter at TD Garden on January 3, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — One by one, the Boston Celtics lined up to embrace Isaiah Thomas.The next time they see their former teammate, he probably won’t be in a hoodie after watching the game from the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READlast_img read more

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Joel Embiid, 76ers barely hold on, edge Raptors

first_imgMOST READ LaVine gets 18, Bulls end Miami’s 7-game win streak Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Raptors: Lowry told the team he was ready to play after pregame warmups. … DeRozan and McConnell each received technical fouls in the second quarter. McConnell jumped up after DeRozan’s hard foul and the two had to be separated.76ers: Embiid had seven of the Sixers’ 21 turnovers. It was his seventh 30-point game of the season. … There was no update on Redick, who came up lame after he caught a pass and limped to the locker room. … Reserve C Richaun Holmes (illness) didn’t dress. … The Sixers after the game signed G Demetrius Jackson to a two-way contract and waived F James Michael McAdoo.DR. J & MLKA taped tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from former Sixers great Julius Erving was shown during the first timeout.UP NEXTRaptors: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.76ers: Visit Boston on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’ve been in this type of position a lot this year,” Embiid said.Embiid and his teammates were forced to take a different tunnel to the dressing room after the game, and the room was off-limits to reporters. But the Sixers did just enough to make the players less grumpy about the hassle.They saw a 21-point lead cut to 102-101 on DeMar DeRozan’s 3-pointer with 3:01 left. Simmons responded with a driving layup and Dario Saric hit a 3 on the next possession to get the lead back to six.Embiid hit four free throws in the final 25.3 seconds to put it away as he motioned for the crowd to get to its feet.“The big fella was great,” McConnell said.ADVERTISEMENT DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry struggled in his return from a three-game absence because of a bruised tailbone. The Raptors lost backup guard Fred VanVleet to a right knee injury early in the fourth quarter in their second straight loss.“A tough game,” said Lowry, who had 13 points on 3-of-16 shooting.The Raptors missed their first 10 3-point attempts, and shot 40 percent from the field, two days after a narrow loss to Golden State followed a blowout win over Cleveland.“We have to get our motors going no matter who we play. It can’t just be Cleveland or Golden State,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.Lowry and Simmons, who had 12 points and six turnovers, were ejected with 6.5 seconds left after a dustup near midcourt. No punches were thrown in the game that included six technical fouls.“I don’t play around,” Simmons said. “I’m not going to take (crap) from anybody.”The Sixers led 59-43 before the Raptors closed a dismal first half on a 6-0 run. Unable to stop Embiid (18 points) and unable to shoot from the outside (0 of 7 from 3-point range), the Raptors couldn’t take advantage of Simmons missing the final seven minutes with three fouls.Simmons picked up his fourth foul 24 seconds into the third quarter but stayed in, and the Sixers built a 21-point lead with the help of technical fouls against VanVleet and Casey.“Consistency in our league unbelievable,” Casey said of the officiating. “We’ve got to get that under control because one night it’s one thing and another night it’s another thing.”VanVleet crashed to the floor under the basket early in the fourth quarter and didn’t return.TIP-INScenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Joel Embiid had 34 points and 11 rebounds and Philadelphia held off the cold-shooting Toronto Raptors 117-111 on Monday.“Look at some of the things we ended up doing at the end of the game. All we really had to do was dribble it out and instead we’re playing volleyball,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said before lamenting his team’s seven fourth-quarter turnovers. “That’s the stuff that keeps me up really, really late at night.”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 folkT.J. McConnell added a career-high 18 points and eight assists and JJ Redick scored 15 before leaving with a left leg injury for the Sixers, who never trailed and shook off Ben Simmons’ foul trouble to win for the fifth time in six games.The Sixers blew a 22-point lead in a loss to Boston in London in their last game and coughed up a 22-point lead in a loss in Toronto’s previous visit last month. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) attempts a shot as Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl (42) defends during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The 76ers defeated the Raptors 117-111. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)PHILADELPHIA — Just as the Philadelphia 76ers were letting yet another big lead slip away, a leak in their locker room sent water spilling into the hallway.Sixers employees stopped the stream before it reached the court, and the players prevented a fourth-quarter gusher from washing away another sure win.ADVERTISEMENT Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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Lakers blow big lead, rally late for win over Bulls

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Antetokounmpo scores 41 points as Bucks torch Nets View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina TIP-INSLakers: Rookie G Lonzo Ball missed his sixth straight game with a sore left knee. The second overall pick is averaging 10.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists.Bulls: Zach LaVine, playing in just his seventh game of the season following ACL surgery last February, played a season-high 26 minutes. His minutes restriction was lifted to 26-28 minutes before the game . Chicago was 17 for 36 on 3-pointers and now has made at least 10 3s in each of its last 11 home games.DUNN STILL OUTChicago G Kris Dunn missed his fourth straight game with a concussion, and it’s unclear when he might return.“The symptoms really haven’t changed much,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He’s feeling a little bit better today, but he’s still doing very limited physical activity.”ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles trailed 95-92 with less than four minutes to play before Ingram — who also had nine rebounds and was 10 for 18 from the field — started the rally with a pair of free throws.Nikola Mirotic scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and Denzel Valentine and Bobby Portis had 16 apiece for Chicago, which has dropped three straight.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 folkThis was the opener of a five-game road trip for Los Angeles, which led by as much as 15 in the first half before Chicago rallied to tie the score at 68 early in the third quarter. The Lakers, though, answered with 11 straight points and led 84-72 entering the fourth.The Bulls rallied again and took a 92-90 lead with 5½ minutes remaining on Valentine’s 3-pointer. It was Chicago’s first lead since 3-2. Mirotic hit a 3-pointer to give the Bulls the 95-92 lead before Los Angeles took control. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO — Brandon Ingram scored 25 points, including eight in the final 3:18, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late for a 108-103 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night after losing a 12-point, fourth-quarter lead.Jordan Clarkson had 19 points and Brook Lopez added 17 for the Lakers, who have won four straight and eight of 10.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Dunn, who suffered the concussion following a hard fall in a game on Jan. 17, still is experiencing headaches, fatigue and grogginess.UP NEXTLakers: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.Bulls: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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

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