Pacers spoil Joel Embiid’s 40-point night, beat Sixers

first_imgJJ Redick added 22 points and Ben Simmons had 18 for the Sixers (19-11), who dropped their second straight at home after starting the season 14-1 in their own building. Both losses came without four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler, who’s been out with a strained groin.Victor Oladipo played in his second consecutive game after missing 11 in a row with a knee injury and had 14 points and nine assists for Indiana (19-10), including a few clutch jumpers in the fourth quarter.Domantas Sabonis had 14 points and 16 rebounds off the bench, and the Pacers won their sixth straight to pass the Sixers in the standings.“It was good to see him make those plays down the stretch,” McMillan said of Oladipo. “That was one thing we really missed when he was out — he’s kind of the closer for us.”Fueled by consecutive 3-pointers from Bogdanovic, the Pacers erased a 10-point halftime deficit to take an 80-77 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Bogdanovic’s 3 with 3:46 left stretched Indiana’s lead to 102-92.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NOT LOOKING AHEADAlthough the Sixers and Pacers are two of the top teams in the East, both downplayed the significance of the result in terms of being a potential playoff showcase.“We ain’t worried about putting anyone on notice,” McMillan said.“We’re not on red alert,” Embiid said.UP NEXTPacers: Host New York on Sunday.76ers: At Cleveland on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Indiana Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis (11) and Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) leap for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Philadelphia. Indiana won 113-101. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Bojan Bogdanovic excitedly slammed the ball to the floor as the final second ticked off and a stunned crowd headed for the exits.For the entire night, 76ers center Joel Embiid electrified Philadelphia fans with one of the best individual performances of the season. In the end, it was the Indiana Pacers who made the most emphatic statement.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIEScenter_img Thaddeus Young had a season-high 26 points and 10 rebounds against his former team, Bogdanovic added 18 points, and the Pacers overcame Embiid’s 40-point night to beat the 76ers 113-101 on Friday in a matchup of Eastern Conference contenders.“This was a team win,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said.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 ChrissEmbiid also had 21 rebounds, becoming the first Sixers player with at least 30 points and 20 rebounds in a game since Charles Barkley on Dec. 7, 1990. Embiid is the first player in the NBA this season with a 40-point, 20-rebound game.“It wasn’t enough,” Embiid said. “Next time I’ve gotta get 50 and 25, I guess. It doesn’t matter what I had. At the end of the day, we didn’t come up with the win.” No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kyrie Irving scores 24 points, Celtics beat Hawks Facing the league’s second-best defense, the Sixers jumped out to a 12-2 lead and scored 34 points in the first quarter. After the Pacers went on a 12-0 run to tie it at 38, Embiid exploded for 14 points in the final five minutes of the second quarter, including an acrobatic reverse layup while getting fouled, to put Philadelphia ahead 59-49 at the half.“M-V-P” chants rang out during the surge for Embiid, who had 28 points and 14 rebounds in the first half. The 7-foot-2 center has posted at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in consecutive first halves, becoming the only player in the NBA with multiple 20-10 first halves this season.The Pacers adjusted with more double-teams to slow him down a bit after the break.“I did feel like he fatigued,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “And I give some of that credit to Indiana because of how physical they were in the second half.”TIP-INSPacers: Cory Joseph had 14 points off the bench. … The Pacers avenged a November loss to the Sixers in a game in which Oladipo scored a season-high 36 points.76ers: Brown said before the game that Butler will likely return soon, perhaps for the team’s next game Sunday. … Mike Muscala (upper respiratory infection) was back after missing Wednesday’s game but shot just 1 for 8 from the field.ALL ABOUT RESILIENCEWhen asked the defining trait of Indiana’s six-game winning streak, Young pointed to the team’s resilience.“We continue to fight, continue to be there one another,” said Young, a 12-year NBA veteran who spent the first seven years of his career in Philadelphia. “I think the unity in this locker room is like no other.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Coomacka loggers protest “unfair treatment” by Chinese company

first_imgSeveral workers attached to a Chinese logging company, Ping Establishment, at Coomacka Mines on Friday protested numerous alleged actions by the company which they deemed not to be in their favour.The protesters in front of Ping Establishment at Coomacka Mines on FridayThe workers who held a peaceful demonstration outside of the company situated in the Upper Berbice River displayed placards bearing slogans such as “More Money”, amongst others as they accused the company of “taking advantage of workers’” rights.The workers’ main concern is their payments. One protester stated, “when we talk for we rights they want tell we ‘go home’ and don’t come back”.Meanwhile, Chairman and Councillor attached to the community, Dexter Harding, who was present at the protest line noted that he has contacted Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Chairman Renis Morian with regards to the situation and he is expected to make representation on behalf of the workers on Monday.Harding urged support for the workers as he also pledged his support to look into their concerns.“Every Guyanese need to be supported when we are being treated wrong and more so this [is] our resource. Forest is a Guyanese resource and we need to be treated right in our country… I made contact with the Regional Chairman and we’re going to have on Monday, full representation from the Union and from Labour and the many other agencies…We need to have folks supporting and more so representing us here in Coomacka. I will not see that they be ill-treated”, Harding said.last_img read more

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first_imgMail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. TUESDAY Nature Hike, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Solstice Canyon, Malibu. Shorter hike optional to Roberts Ranch. Bring water and lunch. Enter park from Corral Canyon Road from Pacific Coast Highway. Call (310) 822-6848. Santa Susana Field Laboratory community meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Call (818) 466-8959 or (818) 466-8782. Pet first-aid program, 7 p.m., Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Call (818) 238-5600. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Agent confirms Jackson Martinez has snubbed Arsenal and Liverpool to join Atletico Madrid

first_img1 Jackson Martinez has snubbed interest from Arsenal and Liverpool to sign for Atletico Madrid, according to the player’s agent.The Colombian has been heavily linked with a move away from Porto this summer after scoring 32 goals in all competitions last season.Arsenal and Liverpool had been tracking the striker, while AC Milan were also believed to be interested.However, they have now all been beaten to the 28-year-old’s signature by Atletico, with Martinez’s agent Luiz Henrique Pompeo confirming he is set for Spain.“It’s true, he’s signed a four-year deal with Atletico,” Pompeo told Calciomercato.“They are a club that has been interested in Jackson for a long time and in the end they presented him with the right offer.“We thank Milan for everything they’ve done, but the player has chosen another project.“He thinks that the Rossoneri are a very important team, but in the end he had to make a choice and you can’t play for two different clubs.“There was some gossip about Napoli and Roma, but never at an in-depth level. In Italy only Milan did something significant and concrete.” Jackson Martinez last_img read more

DDTV: SO JUST WHY DOES RTE BROADCASTER JOHN CREEDON LOVE DONEGAL?

first_imgRTE broadcaster John Creedon recently did a super series for the national broadcaster on the Wild Atlantic Way.DonegalTV caught up with the broadcaster on his travels to the county and he explained the things he likes best about Donegal. Simply click on the video to play.DDTV: SO JUST WHY DOES RTE BROADCASTER JOHN CREEDON LOVE DONEGAL? was last modified: October 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVdonegalJohn CreedonRTEWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Shock claim: Mohamed Salah ‘may leave Liverpool’

first_img The Champions League final ended early for Salah, who had to make do with a runners-up medal 2 2 BEST OF RANKED He netted a remarkable 32 times in 36 Premier League matches to break the record for most goals scored in a 38-game season, winning the Golden Boot, and being named PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.But despite Salah’s brilliance firing Liverpool to a Champions League final and making them serious contenders for the Premier League title, the Reds fell short on all fronts to continue a trophy drought that began in 2012.And, if Liverpool do not start picking up silverware, Aguirre believes Salah will leave Anfield in the coming years. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY Latest Football News REVEALED Salah was almost unstoppable in his debut season at Liverpool Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Mohamed Salah ‘may leave Liverpool’ in the coming years if they fail to win trophies, Egypt coach Javier Aguirre has claimed.Salah, the forward, has been perhaps the Premier League’s outstanding player since he was signed by the Reds last summer, even though his form this season has yet to replicate last term’s. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ “Salah may leave Liverpool in a season or two if he does not win trophies,” the Egypt boss told ONSport, as reported by Goal.“Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp knows that very well and that’s why they are working hard to win trophies.” Salah has won just a single trophy in his 12-year club career, claiming the 2012/13 Swiss Super League title playing for Basel.He will be hoping to add to that haul this season, with Liverpool currently challenging for three trophies – Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup – having already been knocked out the EFL Cup by Chelsea. huge blow ADVICE last_img read more

ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: KILDRUM HIT FANAD UNITED FOR FOUR

first_imgUSL League Cup game at Traigh a Loch Wed 19th June 2013Fanad Utd 1 – Kildrum 4Kildrum were fast out of the traps and Crossan scored with his first touch of the half after five minutes beating Daffan in the Fanad goals from an acute angle. Fanad lifted their game and competed well but were caught again on the forty-third minute when Ferry headed home from close range. Half time – 2 nil.Fanad were caught cold again at the start of the second half after a through ball from O’ Donnell beat the Fanad defence and Ferry again slotted home. Fanad created some chances but were unable to beat the Kildrum keeper. On the sixty-fifth minute Lloyd finished a good move to put Kildrum four ahead. Mc Daid pull one back for Fanad on the eighty’s minute but it was too little too late. Fanad dominated the remainder of the game with Mc Veigh and Mc Daid coming close on two occasions.Best for Fanad, Murray and Mc Daid and Ferry and Crossan for Kildrum.Fanad Team: S. Daffan, J. Mc Bride, O. Shiels, K. Murray, R. Mc Gonigle, O. Hassett, G. Mc Nulty, P. Mc Grenaghan, B. Mc Veigh, P. Ferry, D. Mc Daid. Subs: C. Ryan, E. Coll, C. Mathewson, D. Mc Carry, K. Burke, C. Mc Gonigle, D. Sweeney.  Referee: J. Mc Hugh.    ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: KILDRUM HIT FANAD UNITED FOR FOUR was last modified: June 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: KILDRUM HIT FANAD UNITED FOR FOURlast_img read more

Rowing Closes Spring Break Training Trip

first_img“We had a really good week of training,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “It was a cold week for South Carolina with cold temperatures and wind just about every day. Not ideal conditions. Didn’t miss anytime though so that was good.” Photo Gallery Drake officially opens the spring season at Kansas on March 25. Print Friendly Version Drake shared the water with numerous other collegiate programs, who expected to have a week of warm temperatures and ideal water conditions. The Bulldogs overcame the adversity and really put together a good week heading to the first official race next weekend. Drake defeated Marist and Purdue in both varsity 8+ 2,000-meter races and in the 2nd varsity 8 1,000-meter race. Story Links “Lot of good technical work and good improvements. Rowed really well on Friday night against Marist. Stayed competitive with them, who I consider one of the best and fastest in the conference (MAAC). We have a long way to go, but it is always good to be close to the fastest team in the conference. The team liked the way they rowed and had a good week of training. Excited to get home and prepare for our next race in Kansas.” CLEMSON, S.C. – The Drake University rowing team defeated Marist and Purdue in a trio of races in a scrimmage to end its week-long spring break training trip in Clemson, S.C. Drake, which arrived in S.C. on March 10, spent the week on Lake Hartwell. The team battled unusually cold temperatures for the state, but managed to never skip a day on the water despite tough cold and windy conditions.last_img read more

POTATOES, MILK, MEAT, POST AND STRANDED ISLANDERS FLOWN OUT TO TORY ISLAND

first_imgA rescue helicopter has delivered much-needed food supplies to Tory Island which has been cut off for the past week.Supplies are loaded onto the helicopter today.Residents of Tory, 12 miles off the mainland, had been running low on vital supplies.The ferry which takes passengers and supplies to and form the island has ben unable to travel because of high seas. But this afternoon, the Sligo-based 118 helicopter was dispatched from Carrickfin Airport to deliver the supplies.The helicopter also transported three islanders who had ben left out on the mainland for the past week.They included King of Tory Island, Patsy Dan Rodgers.“We are just grateful to the coastguard in helping us return to our island and who transported these food supplies. “By the looks of it the weather is going to remain very bad for the coming days and this food is vital for the people on the island,” he said.Ten people, left stranded on the island, were then taken from the island to allow them to return to college and attend hospital appointments.Among the supplies taken out to the island was 10 boxes of brad, 300 litres of milk, 27 boxes of potatoes, 14 boxes of meat and vegetables, 10 boxes of frozen foods and two bags of post.Among those who helped load the items onto the helicopter was local curate Fr Brian O Fearraigh, a voluntary member of the local coastguard. POTATOES, MILK, MEAT, POST AND STRANDED ISLANDERS FLOWN OUT TO TORY ISLAND was last modified: January 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalhelicoptersuppliesTory Islandlast_img read more

Profiling the AFCON teams: Kenya

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019AlgeriaKenyaSebastien MigneSenegalTanzaniatopVictor Wanyama Kenya will be making their 6th appearance at the AFCON finals. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)Kenya will be featuring in their 6th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament and their first since 2004.  Kenya has never reached the knock out stages of the Africa Cup of Nations.In the 2019 edition, Kenya is in Group C alongside Algeria, Senegal and Tanzania.Kenya turned down the chance to reach the first tow tournaments’ finals (1957 and 1959) as they did not enter into qualification.In the next finals between 1962 and 1970, the Harambee Stars tried but failed to qualify for the AFCON tournament.Their first appearance at the finals came in Cameroon 1972. They were drawn into Group A alongside Cameroon, Mali and Togo. Tow draws and one loss in three games saw Kenya finish third and hence eliminated at the group stage.The next five editions between 1974 and 1982, Kenya once again failed to qualify. They went on to turn down chance to take part in the 1984 qualifiers before failing to reach the finals in 1986.In the three consecutive finals between 1988 and 1992, Kenya qualified for the finals but was eliminated at the group stage. In all three editions, they never managed a victory, drawing only two games and six.Kenya went on to fall short in the 1994 edition, withdraw from 96 and then failed to qualify for 98, 2000 and 2002.In 2004, Kenya returned to the finals, their last appearance to date. They were drawn in Group B alongside Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso. In the first game, Kenya lost 1-3 to Mali, went on to lose 0-3 to Senegal and defeated Burkina Faso 3-0 in their last game.Kenya has only one win in five AFCON appearances.The three points were only good enough for third position behind Mali and Senegal. The win against Burkina Faso was Kenya’s first and last to date in the Africa Cup of Nations.From Egypt 2006 to Gabon 2017, the Harambee Stars tried but failed to qualify for the AFCON finals.CoachSébastien Migné  Migné is French coach and former player who currently manages the Kenya national Men’s football team.He was previously coach of the DR Congo U20 national football team. He was the first coach to qualify the team for the continental championships. Migné was appointed coach of the Congo national team in March 2017 and left in March 2018.On 3 May 2018, Migné was named the new coach of Harambee Stars. Under Migné Kenya has been nominated for the first time in history for the CAF Men’s national team of the year award 2018.Migne has been the head coach of the Harambee Stars since May 2018.Star PlayerVictor WanyamaWanyama is a 27-year-old midfielder who plays for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.He started his professional career at Belgian side Beerschot Ac where he played for three seasons. From there, he moved to Scottish giants Celtics from 2011 to 2013.Between 2013 and 2016, Wanyama played for Premier League side Southampton before he was signed by Tottenham Hotspurs for a fee of 11m Pounds. He was part of the Spurs team that lost the 2019 UEFA Champions League final to Liverpool.Wanyama has played 337 club games throughout his career and scored 26 goals.Wanyama has played over 330 games for four professional clubs.Projection: Group StageSenegal Fixtures at AFCON 2019-Kenya vs Algeria, 23nd June-Tanzania vs Kenya, 27th June-Kenya vs Senegal, 01th JulyComments last_img read more