Nowitzki, Mavericks beat Pacers to end eight-game road skid

first_imgDjokovic more dangerous than ever, says rival Thiem LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Dallas Mavericks guards Dennis Smith Jr. (1) and Yogi Ferrell (11) celebrate during the closing minute of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana—The Dallas Mavericks finally have another road win.Dirk Nowitzki scored 15 points, Harrison Barnes made the tiebreaking free throw with 37.7 seconds left and the Mavericks snapped an eight-game road losing streak with a 98-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Nowitzki, the franchise’s career leading scorer in his 20th season, scored six points in the final quarter to help the Mavericks rally for their third win in 17 road games.“I’m real happy for the guys with the way the season’s gone. It’s been a tough go,” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. “This group has a ton of character and a lot of fight. It’s the first time we’ve won consecutive back-to-back games, which is a big deal. So, we want to try to take this momentum and continue it.”Barnes and Yogi Ferrell each scored 13 points. Ferrell, an Indianapolis native, hit a key 3-pointer to take a four-point lead with 2:09 remaining.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 folkThe Pacers led 90-84 with 5 minutes remaining.“We never got down on ourselves, especially in the first half when they were shooting the heck out of the ball,” Ferrell said. “We just brought it right back at them and tried to score and in the second half we just wanted to make it a lot harder for them to make shots.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lance Stephenson, Myles Turner and Darren Collison had 16 points apiece for the Pacers, who played without injured leading scorer Victor Oladipo for the first time and struggled down the stretch.“We were right there,” Stephenson said. “I’m not going to say (the loss) was because (Oladipo) was out. We were right there.”Stephenson’s layup tied it at 94, but he committed a costly turnover on the Pacers’ next possession with 28 seconds remaining that the Mavericks converted into an uncontested layup.“We just couldn’t get shots that we needed down the stretch to convert,” Collison said.The Mavericks rallied from an early seven-point deficit as reserve center Dwight Powell scored 11 first-half points. The visitors led for much of the third quarter before the Pacers surged behind Bojan Bogdanovic and Turner to take a 74-71 lead entering the final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Oladipo missed his first game of the season to rest a sore right knee. The league’s eighth-leading scorer (24.9 ppg) scored a season-low 13 points in Tuesday’s 107-83 loss at Detroit. Oladipo had started each of the Pacers’ 33 games.Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who coached the Pacers for three seasons through 2006-07, needs two wins to tie John MacLeod for 17th place on the league’s career list. He has a record of 705-545, which includes 181-147 while with the Pacers. He won his 700th career game on Dec. 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Tyson Chandler expected to sign with Lakers

first_imgView comments 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 award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Phoenix Suns’ Tyson Chandler heads up the court during the team’s NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Chandler is going home. The Suns are buying out Chandler’s contract, a move that will allow the 18-year veteran–once he clears waivers–to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the buyout plan to The Associated Press on Saturday, Nov. 3, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Suns had not yet revealed it publicly. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)Tyson Chandler is going home.The Phoenix Suns are buying out Chandler’s contract, a move that will allow the 18-year veteran — once he clears waivers — to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the buyout plan to The Associated Press on Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Suns had not yet revealed it publicly.ADVERTISEMENT He helped Dallas win the 2011 NBA title, and was an All-Star in the 2012-13 season. He’s also been a teammate of new Lakers star LeBron James before — as part of USA Basketball’s team that won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. And he’s appeared in 1,086 games, which is 10th most among all active NBA players.The Lakers were playing at Portland on Saturday night. Phoenix next plays Sunday, at home against Memphis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The New York Times first reported that Chandler and the Suns were agreeing on a buyout. Chandler was in the final season of his four-year deal with the Suns, and was due to make about $13.5 million this season.The 36-year-old Chandler played his high school basketball in Compton, California, just a few miles south of downtown Los Angeles. With the Lakers, he’ll likely be the backup to JaVale McGee.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 ChrissChandler was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft, but has never played for either the Clippers or the Lakers. Chandler wound up debuting with Chicago, and has also played with New Orleans, Dallas, New York and Charlotte before joining the Suns in 2015.Chandler has seven appearances with the Suns this season, all backing up No. 1 overall draft pick Deandre Ayton. Chandler has averaged 3.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in about 13 minutes per game this season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Biles wraps up remarkable worlds with 4th gold medallast_img read more

Fire Prevention Week emphasizes the importance of preparedness

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The theme for this Fire Prevention Week in B.C. is ‘Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practise Your Escape!’Fire Prevention week runs from October, 6th to the 12th, 2019.Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, acknowledged Fire Prevention Week alongside a number of partners at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria.- Advertisement -“It’s critical that all British Columbians have an escape plan in the event a fire breaks out in their home,” said Rice. “Emergency preparedness starts at home. B.C.’s annual Fire Prevention Week is the perfect opportunity for everyone to draw a map of their home, identify two ways out of each room and practise their plan ahead of time. This is just one way people can improve their personal safety and prepare for the unexpected.”Rice was joined by several provincial partners, whose work to promote fire and burn prevention awareness is crucial in helping save lives and prevent injury in British Columbia. These include the Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of BC, the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, FortisBC, the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society, the Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC, the BC Fire Training Officers’ Association and the Office of the Fire Commissioner.“Preparing in advance of an emergency, like a fire, is one of the most critical components of staying safe,” said T.M. Sandulak, manager, emergency management and business continuity programs, FortisBC. “Part of our commitment to safety means we make sure our customers are informed on what to do in an emergency situation, as well as providing training for first responders to help them stay safe when approaching situations involving natural gas or electricity.”Advertisement This year’s theme is about recognizing the unassuming but heroic efforts of everyday people who take the important steps to keep themselves, their families and their loved ones safe from fire. Fire Prevention Week is a great time for all British Columbians to test smoke alarms, review and practise escape plans, hold fire drills and acquire functioning extinguishers.“The First Nations Emergency Services Society of BC is pleased to be working on Fire Prevention Week initiatives with the Province of B.C. and provincial fire prevention organizations,” said Liz Wilson, fire services officer, First Nations Emergency Services Society of BC. “We are promoting the Fire Prevention Week 2019 fire and burn prevention poster and video contest to schools in Indigenous communities throughout B.C.”last_img read more

Raiders’ exec Shaun Herock will at least temporarily get a shot at replacing McKenzie

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders search for a personnel executive is underway, and the first man to the plate is Shaun Herock.Coach Jon Gruden seems to think so, anyway, and he’ll be the one making the call even if owner Mark Davis has the final say.“I think Shaun Herock will be a big part of this,” Gruden said Monday at his weekly press conference. “He’s a very talented personnel man, he has a lot of Raider history. We’re going to lean on him . . . I expect him to be a big part of this organization …last_img read more

Ohio Soybean Council to elect five trustees

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustee elections will be held in five districts this summer. Districts up for election District 1               Fulton, Henry, Lucas, and WilliamsDistrict 2               Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, and WoodDistrict 5               Allen, Hancock, and PutnamDistrict 9               Delaware, Marion, Morrow, and UnionDistrict 13             Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, and Warren To be eligible for election to OSC, candidates must live in a county in the districts listed, be a soybean producer engaged in the growing of soybeans in the State of Ohio, who owns or shares the ownership and risk of loss of such soybeans at any time during the three year period immediately preceding November 15 of the current year.Those eligible producers (spouses who jointly produce soybeans are considered to be a “family” and are considered to be one person) who have contributed to the soybean checkoff and have submitted a petition with the signatures of 15 eligible soybean producers who reside in the respective district shall be determined candidates for election.Petitions may be obtained from OSC by calling 614-476-3100. Completed petitions must be returned to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Legal Section, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-3399. All petitions must be postmarked by July 6 and received by July 13 to be eligible for consideration.last_img read more

BJP wants to fight 2019 polls by polarising voters: Mayawati

first_imgIn the backdrop of BJP MP Yogi Adityanath taking oath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, BSP supremo Mayawati today alleged that the saffron party wanted to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls not on its development plank, but by “polarising voters”.“BJP wants to contest the 2019 polls not on the issue of development, but by polarising the voters. That is why they have made an RSS man the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh,” she told reporters here.“I got the invitation but boycotted the oath-taking ceremony as the BJP has betrayed the backward castes and Brahmins by making him (Adityanath) the chief minister following the RSS agenda.As the BJP has not honoured any of its promises made in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, it will be banking on its polarisation agenda in 2019,” she claimed.Regarding Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, an OBC, not becoming the chief minister, Ms. Mayawati said, “His (Maurya’s) name was put forward to garner OBC support. Had he not been made deputy chief minister, he would have got a heart attack. He has been betrayed and so have been the Brahmins, whose votes were taken by the BJP.I have been a chief minister. I know that deputy chief ministers have no role to play. It would have been better if they (Maurya and Dinesh Sharma) were made cabinet ministers with some departments.” The BSP chief also alleged that when Kalyan Singh of the BJP, also an OBC, was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, the saffron party had “conspired”, so that he could not continue at the top post for long.Describing the BJP as an “anti-OBC” party, she alleged that it had “let the VP Singh government at the Centre fall” on the issue of reservation.“This state government has not been formed by honest practices. Besides tampering with the EVMs, it (BJP) has betrayed the OBCs and Brahmins,” Ms. Mayawati said.last_img read more

PSL, locals recognize imports’ impact in Philippine volleyball

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2018 PSL Grand Prix Presscon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWith the Philippine SuperLiga starting off its season on a new format, the league couldn’t help but thank its foreign players for helping improve the quality of play in the country.During the league’s press conference Thursday at CenterStage in Mall of Asia Complex, Chairman Philip Juico and Ambassadress Aby Maraño expressed their gratitude to the teams and the visiting players.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH D-League: Jackson, Coffee Lovers use underdog tag as motivation NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img Read Next The PSL also welcomed Smart as its newest team putting the total to eight and joining clubs F2 Logistics, Petron, Sta. Lucia, Generika, Cignal, Cocolife, and Foton.Juico also gave credit to how teams quickly adjusted to the new calendar and having the imports ready in time for the first game day on Feb. 17.“For many of you, this is a big responsibility because of the commitments before,” said Juico. “It does take time for teams to make adjustments and we’re very grateful to the teams for not only agreeing to the shift but bringing very good players, both locals and from overseas.”Teams practically retained its core of local players and imports with the exception of the Cargo Movers who won’t have the likes of Kianna Dy, Dawn Macandili, Mary Joy Baron, and Desiree Cheng due to the quartet’s commitment to De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The PSL usually starts its season with the Invitational Cup, which serves as some sort of a preseason tournament, before moving on to the All-Filipino Conference and the import-laden Grand Prix.This time, the Grand Prix became the first conference as the PSL changed its schedule to comply with the shifts in the calendars of the Asian Volleyball Confederation and the Fédération International de Volleyball, the sport’s governing body.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“In behalf of all the Filipino athletes, we are grateful to see great action from you,” said Maraño to the imports. “You inspire us and you motivate us to do so much more on our end.”“Of course learning from you will make Filipino athletes better so that we can take volleyball to the top,” added Maraño who plays for defending champion F2 Logistics.last_img read more

Don’t belittle our wins by calling West Indies weak: Suresh Raina

first_imgA second-string India’s dominance in the ODI series against the West Indies has raised questions about the quality of the host team, leaving visiting skipper Suresh Raina livid as he feels this amounts to belittling his young side’s good show.”Earlier you termed us a young (second-string) side. Now you are terming the opposition too weak,” said Raina when asked whether India have been helped by the West Indies’ shambolic performance.”The fact is that we all have played too well. Someone or other has put his hand up and we have prevailed,” he added.Equally agitated by these suggestions was new coach Duncan Fletcher, who was rather agitated when asked about the occasional slip-ups on the field.”These guys are players. They are not machines. There would be one or two slip-ups,” he said.”I don’t think it (the West Indies) is a bad side. It’s an international side. It has players who have performed well in the past,” rebutted Fletcher on whether a tougher test awaits India when they tour England next month.Fletcher was asked if he was surprised by the level of maturity the young Indians are exhibiting on and off the field.”It’s a reflection on the pool of talent India currently have. It’s a reflection on India’s standard of cricket. Indian Premier League (IPL) must have done some good. This pool of talent is a massive advantage to the Indians,” he replied.During the second one-dayer, India needed 83 from 15 overs and Raina promoted himself up the order, upped the scoring rate and eased the pressure on his partner Virat Kohli and on his team.advertisementRaina said it was part of plan laid out by Fletcher.”Actually it was the coach’s idea. He felt that a right-left combination in the middle would work to India’s advantage primarily because West Indies had two leg break bowlers.”Raina, who had a disastrous first stint as a captain, losing his matches against Zimbabwe of all sides last year, is setting the score right.”This side has far more experience than that side which played in Zimbabwe. We have experienced bowlers in Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra and medium-fast bowlers Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel have bowled very well in difficult conditions,” he said.The day also brought happy tidings for Praveen Kumar, who has been asked to stay back in the Caribbean by the Indian selectors to strengthen the team for Tests, now that both Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth have been reported unfit.Abhimanyu Mithun of Karnataka is also being flown in from India.”He’s (Praveen) very happy to be part of the Test squad, “rounded up Raina, speaking up for the man who is now closer to Test debut than ever. India’s pace bowling stock in the Tests in the Caribbean would be handled by Praveen, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma and Abhimanyu Mithun.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

HK club ends SMB-Alab’s 7-game run

first_imgHONGKONG—San Miguel Beer-Alab Pilipinas’ seven-game winning streak came to an end on Wednesday night, but there was no hint of disappointment from coach Jimmy Alapag after the shorthanded Filipino club dropped an 88-83 decision on the road against Hong Kong Eastern in the Asean Basketball League Season 9.Playing without 7-foot-3 center PJ Ramos, who went down due to food poisoning before the game at Southorn Stadium, Alab struggled to contain 7-foot-5 Sam Deguara and 6-foot-11 Mike Holyfield as Eastern finally beat Alab for the first time in four games this season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Go powers Ateneo to cruising win “I was really really pleased with the effort,” said Alapag, whose team remains on top of the league with an 11-3 record. “In the end, we gave ourselves a chance. I thought we fouled a little bit too much and it’s tough. They put a lot of pressure on Balkman and all the other guys to fight for rebounds.”Deguara had a season-high 31 rebounds to go with 18 points, while Holyfield, who replaced the injured OD Bassett in the lineup, added 19 boards to his 20 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesEven with Renaldo Balkman as its only reinforcement, Alab kept the game close up until the end and even led 77-71 on a three from Ray Parks who finished with 29 points. View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Premier League: Jurgen Klopp Demands Fight as Liverpool Target Sweet 16 against Sheffield United

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. jurgen kloppliverpoolmohamed salahPremier League First Published: September 28, 2019, 9:19 AM IST London: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the key to his side’s stunning Premier League run of 15 straight wins was not believing the hype as he prepared for a trip to newly-promoted Sheffield United on Saturday.The European champions can go eight points clear at the top of the table, at least for a few hours, with a 16th straight league win at Bramall Lane, but Klopp is demanding the same hunger, work rate and fight from his side as Chris Wilder’s Blades. “Thank God we lost from time to time in the Champions League or in other cup competitions so we still know how it feels,” said Klopp on Friday.”We are maybe considered as a top team but we don’t want to behave like a top team, playing (like one) if possible, yes, but fighting like a challenger.”I don’t feel there should be any advantage for Sheffield other than playing in their own stadium. Is it allowed that they fight more than us? No. That they run more than us? No. That they do more than us? No.”Klopp made 11 changes for his side’s 2-0 League Cup victory at MK Dons in midweek and is expected to return to the team that continued their 100 percent start to the league season with a 2-1 win at Chelsea last weekend.Sadio Mane was forced off with an injury at Stamford Bridge but has been passed fit to start, while goalkeeper Alisson Becker is still out despite returning to full training this week. last_img read more