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Dodgers' Ryu ready for comeback after 2 injury-plagued years

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014, rallying to beat Miguel Angel Jimenez at TwinEagles. The 57-year-old Couples shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 to finish at 16-under 200 on the Talon Course, three strokes ahead of second-round leader Jimenez. 'It's never easy to win a golf tournament,' Couples said. 'This is a good course. You have to hit a lot of good shots.' Also the 2010 event winner at The Quarry, Couples won for the first time since the 2014 Shaw Charity Classic in Alberta. The Hall of Famer, long hampered by back problems, won 15 times on the PGA Tour — his lone major coming in the 1992 Masters. 'I felt a little pressure, but I wasn't under gobs of pressure because you've just got to keep making birdies,' Couples said. 'Sometimes when you're trying to make pars it's hard to hit really, really quality shots to make pars.' Couples had three birdies on the front nine, and matched Jimenez's birdies on the par-4 14th and par-5 17th. Jimenez, a stroke ahead of playing partners Couples and Kevin Sutherland entering the round, shot a 71. The 53-year-old Spaniard bogeyed the par-4 18th. 'He played very well, very solid, very nice,' Jimenez said about Couples Jerry Kelly closed with a 66 to tie for third at 11 under in his senior debut. The three-time PGA Tour winner turned 50 in November. 'We learned a few things,' Kelly said. 'You've got to go balls out all the time. I played a shot out of the rough to the right, smart like I should have, but that's not the way you play out here.' Jeff Sluman (68) and Canada's Rod Spittle (69) also were 11 under. Sutherland followed his second-round 63 with a 73 to drop into a tie for sixth at 10 under with Bernhard Langer (69), Scott McCarron (67) and Jerry Smith (69). Langer won in 2011 at The Quarry and 2013 and 2016 at TwinEagles. The 59-year-old German star won the season-opening event in Hawaii for his 30th tour victory. He has 29 rounds in a row under par. McCarron won last week in Boca Raton. Colin Montgomerie ran his under-par streak to 30, shooting a 71 to tie for 20th at 7 under. John Daly tied for 30th at 5 under, shooting 68-74-69. Couples opened with rounds of 68 and 65. He has broken 70 in all eight tour rounds this season, shooting 65-65 to finish second in Hawaii and 68-65-69 to tie for sixth in Boca Raton. 'I love playing golf, I really do. I like this tour,' Couples said. 'So to play on it is always fun, and when you're not playing on it, for me it's a struggle because I know my back's bad. So far this year I've felt way better than I did last year. I still hate to say it, I don't feel perfect out there, but right now my swing is good enough that when I'm a little stiff I can get around it. And three tournaments for some people is nothing. For me, it's a huge goal because I just don't last that long and I feel good.' .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2017Related News

Fred Couples wins Chubb Classic for 12th senior title

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014, rallying to beat Miguel Angel Jimenez at TwinEagles. The 57-year-old Couples shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 to finish at 16-under 200 on the Talon Course, three strokes ahead of second-round leader Jimenez. 'It's never easy to win a golf tournament,' Couples said. 'This is a good course. You have to hit a lot of good shots.' Also the 2010 event winner at The Quarry, Couples won for the first time since the 2014 Shaw Charity Classic in Alberta. The Hall of Famer, long hampered by back problems, won 15 times on the PGA Tour — his lone major coming in the 1992 Masters. 'I felt a little pressure, but I wasn't under gobs of pressure because you've just got to keep making birdies,' Couples said. 'Sometimes when you're trying to make pars it's hard to hit really, really quality shots to make pars.' Couples had three birdies on the front nine, and matched Jimenez's birdies on the par-4 14th and par-5 17th. Jimenez, a stroke ahead of playing partners Couples and Kevin Sutherland entering the round, shot a 71. The 53-year-old Spaniard bogeyed the par-4 18th. 'He played very well, very solid, very nice,' Jimenez said about Couples Jerry Kelly closed with a 66 to tie for third at 11 under in his senior debut. The three-time PGA Tour winner turned 50 in November. 'We learned a few things,' Kelly said. 'You've got to go balls out all the time. I played a shot out of the rough to the right, smart like I should have, but that's not the way you play out here.' Jeff Sluman (68) and Canada's Rod Spittle (69) also were 11 under. Sutherland followed his second-round 63 with a 73 to drop into a tie for sixth at 10 under with Bernhard Langer (69), Scott McCarron (67) and Jerry Smith (69). Langer won in 2011 at The Quarry and 2013 and 2016 at TwinEagles. The 59-year-old German star won the season-opening event in Hawaii for his 30th tour victory. He has 29 rounds in a row under par. McCarron won last week in Boca Raton. Colin Montgomerie ran his under-par streak to 30, shooting a 71 to tie for 20th at 7 under. John Daly tied for 30th at 5 under, shooting 68-74-69. Couples opened with rounds of 68 and 65. He has broken 70 in all eight tour rounds this season, shooting 65-65 to finish second in Hawaii and 68-65-69 to tie for sixth in Boca Raton. 'I love playing golf, I really do. I like this tour,' Couples said. 'So to play on it is always fun, and when you're not playing on it, for me it's a struggle because I know my back's bad. So far this year I've felt way better than I did last year. I still hate to say it, I don't feel perfect out there, but right now my swing is good enough that when I'm a little stiff I can get around it. And three tournaments for some people is nothing. For me, it's a huge goal because I just don't last that long and I feel good.' .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2017Related News

Broner outpoints Granados in 10-round welterweight bout

JEFF WALLNER, Associated Press br /> CINCINNATI (AP) — Boxing in his hometown after a tumultuous year of legal and personal troubles, Adrien 'The Problem' Broner fought to a split decision over Adrian Granados in a 10-round welterweight bout Saturday night at Xavier University's Cintas Center. 'Adrian Granados is a world class fighter,' Broner said. 'I knew he was going to come tough. A lot of guys duck him but I wanted to fight him because that's what I'm about. At the end of the day, I was beating him up. This was an easy one for me.' Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) had fought just once in the past 15 months. It was the four-time champion's first fight since losing the 140-pound WBA title for failure to make weight. He also served jail time in July after being tardy for his trial for assault and robbery charges. Broner later posted on Instagram that he was contemplating suicide. 'I'm taking my career more seriously and being more positive,' Broner said. 'I want to apologize to everyone who looks up to me. I'm ready to be a better role model.' Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs) wanted to keep Saturday's decision out of the judges' hands with Broner fighting in his hometown. But, two judges narrowly scored in favor of Broner, 97-93, 96-94. 'If he thinks he did it this time, let's do it again,' said Granados, a Chicago native. 'I made it uncomfortable for him. I want it at my house.' Granados and Broner are close friends and former sparring partners. That familiarity was apparent Saturday night. Broner even kept his signature trash talk to a minimum in the weeks leading up to the fight. 'Inside this ring, it's business,' Broner said. 'Granados is a great friend of mine. It's nothing personal.' According to Compubox, Broner won seven of 10 rounds and outlanded Granados in the final three rounds. Broner's accuracy was 41 percent to 21 percent for Granados. Broner said he injured his left hand in the first round, preventing him from using his jab and forcing him to stay inside. 'He fought smart and did his thing,' Granados said. 'I knew it wouldn't be a pretty fight but I'm so thankful to my team. I don't have a perfect record, but I can beat anybody.' In Saturday night's co-feature, Lamont Peterson (35-3-1) returned from a 16-month layoff and took the WBA welterweight title from Russian David Avanesyan (22-2-1) in a 12-round unanimous decision. The triple-header opened with Marcus Browne improving to 19-0 with a sixth-round knockout of Thomas Williams Jr. in a light heavyweight bout. It was the 14th KO for Browne, a 2012 U.S. Olympian. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 19th, 2017Related News

Butler lifts Bulls to 104-103 victory over Celtics

em>By Jay Cohen, Associated Press /em> CHICAGO (AP) -- Jimmy Butler made two free throws with 0.9 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to a 104-103 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Butler's clutch foul shots capped a memorable duel with fellow All-Star Isaiah Thomas in the NBA's final game before the break. Butler and Thomas had 29 points and seven assists each. Butler was touched on the right elbow by Marcus Smart on a turnaround jumper at the final horn, drawing a foul. Butler nodded his head up and down as an incredulous Smart danced up the court in disbelief. Butler calmly drained each free throw, and Al Horford air-balled a baseline jumper on the Celtics' last shot, giving Chicago (28-29) consecutive wins against Eastern Conference powers Toronto and Boston (37-20). .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 17th, 2017Related News

Porter Jr. shines, Wizards win fourth straight game

em>By Corey Elliot, Associated Press /em> INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Otto Porter Jr. made six three-pointers, finished with 25 points and eight rebounds, and the Washington Wizards won their fourth straight, a 111-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). The Wizards made nine three-pointers and led by as many as 19 points in the first half. The Pacers turned the ball over eight times in the first half, resulting in 15 points for the Wizards. Washington led the entire game. Markieff Morris scored 21 points, Bradley Beal finished with 19 and John Wall added 20 points and 12 assists for the Wizards. Washington (34-21) is 18-5 since the beginning of January. The Wizards' starters outscored Indiana's 97-59. Myles Turner finished with 17 points and nine rebounds for Indiana. Paul George scored 17 points, and Jeff Teague had six points, six rebounds and five assists for Indiana (29-28). .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 17th, 2017Related News

The Roots to perform original NBA-themed musical at All-Star Game

em>NBA press release /em> NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that The Roots will compose and perform an original NBA-themed musical titled “The Evolution of Greatness,” joined by Tony Award-winning Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs, Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, recording artist and producer Jidenna, and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, prior to the introduction of the 2017 NBA All-Star East and West teams on Sunday, Feb. 19 (Monday, Feb. 20, PHL time) in New Orleans. “The Evolution of Greatness” will take viewers through a historical, musical and visual journey from the 1950s to the present. On Saturday Feb. 18 (Sunday, Feb. 19, PHL time), multi-platinum band and JBL Global Brand Ambassador DNCE will open State Farm All-Star Saturday Night with a medley of hits including “Cake by the Ocean” and “Body Moves,” while renowned music producer and social media superstar DJ Khaled will thrill fans following the JBL Three-Point Contest and prior to Verizon Slam Dunk at Smoothie King Center.  As previously announced, the NBA All-Star Game halftime show will feature 10-time Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend performing a compilation of his current and former hits. In addition, Louisiana native, music director and bandleader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Jon Batiste and jazz-pop sensation Nikki Yanofsky will sing the U.S. and Canadian national anthems, respectively, prior to the game. The game and NBA All-Star 2017 Entertainment Series Presented by JBL performances will be seen by fans in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages. With HARMAN serving as the Official Sound of the NBA, its audio brand, JBL, will be the presenter of this year’s NBA All-Star Entertainment Series. JBL will power exciting musical performances during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night in addition to pregame introductions and the halftime show at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2017Related News

Raptors claw back, rally past Hornets 90-85

em>By Daniel Girard, Associated Press /em> TORONTO (AP) -- Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and all of Toronto's starters finished in double figures as the Raptors erased a 17-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 90-85 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Lowry, who also had six rebounds and six assists, had a three-point play to break an 82-82 tie with 1:40 to go. After Delon Wright's layup made it a five-point game, Nicolas Batum hit a triple for Charlotte to pull the Hornets within two, but DeMarre Carroll responded with a three of his own with 7.4 seconds to go to ice it and help the Raptors end a three-game losing streak. Norman Powell had 17 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors won for just the fifth time in the past 16 games. Frank Kaminsky had a game-high 27 points, and Kemba Walker added 24 points and nine assists for Charlotte, which dropped its fourth straight and 11th consecutive road game. The Raptors entered the fourth quarter down 75-58, but quickly erased the Hornets' 17-point lead. Lowry and Cory Joseph each hit a pair of three’s as Toronto began the final quarter by outscoring the Hornets 20-2 over the first 4:49 to surge into a 78-77 lead. Walker banked in a runner from the key with 3:06 to play for Charlotte's first field goal of the fourth quarter, cutting Toronto's lead to 82-79. Kaminsky then tied it with a triple with 1:54 to go in the fourth. Toronto ended the game by outscoring Charlotte 32-10 in the final quarter. Charlotte took a 75-58 lead into the final quarter on the strength of a dominant third. The Hornets outscored the Raptors 34-14 in the period, shooting a sizzling 77 percent from the field compared to just 25 percent for Toronto. They opened the quarter on an 8-0 run to take the lead for the first time since the opening quarter as the Raptors missed their first seven shots of the second half. Kaminsky led the way for the Hornets in the third period with 15 points. The Hornets closed the third quarter on a 13-3 run over the final 3:46, prompting the Toronto fans to boo the Raptors off the court when the horn sounded to end the period. Toronto took a 44-41 lead into the halftime break, but the Raptors led by as many as 14 points early in the second quarter before Walker got hot. The All-Star guard hit all four three’s he attempted in the quarter, including three in a 48-second stretch. He led all scorers at the half with 15 points, 12 in the second period. While the Hornets shot just 38 from the field in the second quarter, they were able to make up ground on the scoreboard against the woeful Raptors, who hit only 26 percent of their shots in the period, including 1-for-7 from beyond the three-point arc. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Hornets: /strong> /em> C Miles Plumlee, who strained his right calf in Monday's (Tuesday, PHL time) loss at home to Philadelphia, did not dress. C Cody Zeller missed his third straight game with quad soreness. F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had his team-best 15th game of the season with at least 10 rebounds. em> strong>Raptors: /strong> /em> PF Serge Ibaka, acquired in a trade Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) with the Orlando Magic in exchange for Terrence Ross and a first-round draft choice, did not play. F Patrick Patterson missed his sixth straight game with a left knee contusion. C Jonas Valanciunas posted his team-leading 21st double-double of the season. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Hornets: /strong> /em> Return from the All-Star break with a stretch of six straight road games, which begin at Detroit on Feb. 23 (Feb. 24, PHL time). em> strong>Raptors: /strong> /em>Expect to have Ibaka in the lineup when they return from the All-Star break to host Boston on Feb. 24 (Feb. 25, PHL time). .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2017Related News

Brisbane still has a shot?

Despite an announcement made by no less than Manny Pacquiao, the camp of undefeated Australian puncher Jeff Horn yesterday expressed hope that their world welterweight title fight will end up being staged in Brisbane......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2017Related News

Horn to take on Pacquiao anywhere: I ll fight him on the moon

MANILA, Philippines – While Jeff Horn still prefers to fight Manny Pacquiao in his hometown in Australia, the 28-year-old fighter doesn’t mind taking on the.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2017Related News

Study of footballers' brains highlights dementia concerns

ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer   LONDON (AP) — The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a small number of retired players who developed dementia. Fourteen former players were part of the research that began around 40 years ago and six brains, which underwent post-mortem examinations, had signs of Alzheimer's disease. Four brains were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) pathology, a possible consequence of repeated impacts to the brain, including heading the ball. A previous study of 268 brains from the general population in Britain found a far lower CTE detection rate of 12 percent. The small sample size of former footballers prevented researchers from University College London and Britain's National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery from drawing any conclusions about the dangers posed by playing soccer as they released their research. But researchers hope the findings provide the impetus for more substantial studies in conjunction with soccer authorities. The researchers require current or retired players to be willing to take part of investigations that could take decades to produce conclusions. 'Our findings show there is a potential link between repetitive head impacts from playing football and the later development of CTE,' lead author Dr. Helen Ling of the UCL Institute of Neurology told The Associated Press. 'This will support the need for larger scale studies of a larger number of footballers who need to be followed long term, looking at various aspects in terms of their mental functions, imaging of the brain and also markers that might identify neurological damage.' England's Football Association said it is committed to 'independent, robust and thorough' research, which it is jointly funding with the players' union. The Alzheimer's Society maintained that the latest 'results do not provide proof that heading a football, or sustaining a head injury by any other means during the sport, is linked to developing dementia.' 'Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of dementia and it's important to ensure that people playing any kind of sport are able to do so safely,' Dr. James Pickett, research head at the Alzheimer's Society, said. Concerns have grown in Britain about the impact of head injuries after campaigning by the family of former England striker Jeff Astle, whose death at age 59 in 2002 was attributed to repeatedly heading heavy, leather balls. Astle's daughter, Dawn, is urging 'current footballers or families of footballers to pledge the brain' for medical research. 'If we hadn't donated dad's brain, we wouldn't know what we know now — we wouldn't know what had killed him,' Dawn Astle said. 'It's too late for dad. The research is so important for current players and for future players. That's why we need it. 'I think that's what is so very frustrating — the fact that it's nearly 15 years since my dad died. And the fact that nothing from any footballing authorities has been done. It is really indefensible and disgraceful.' At least four members of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad have developed dementia or memory loss. In the United States, there has been a $1 billion settlement between the NFL and thousands of its former American football players who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. The British soccer research was instigated by consultant psychiatrist Dr. Don Williams, who started to monitor former players who were diagnosed with dementia from 1980. From Swansea in south Wales, Williams monitored the retired players and collected data on their playing and concussion history. 'In 1980 the son of a man with advanced dementia asked me if his father's condition had been caused by heading the ball for many years as a powerful center half,' Williams said. 'As the brain is a very fragile organ, well protected within the skull, this was a constructive suggestion. As a result I looked out for men with dementia and a significant history of playing soccer, followed them up and where possible arranged for post-mortem studies to be carried out. 'The results suggest that heading the ball over many years, a form of repetitive sub-concussive head injury, can result in the development of CTE and dementia. Thus the original suggestion has been shown to be of merit and worthy of further investigation.' ___ Rob Harris is at www.twitter.com/RobHarris .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2017Related News

Pacquiao vs Horn sa UAE, kasado na

“SEE you in UAE for my next fight.” Iyan ang mismong mga kataga ni ‘Pambansang Kamao’ Manny Pacquiao sa kanyang personal na twitter account na @mannypacquiao kamakalawa upang kumpirmahin ang susu-nod na laban sa Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates kontra undefeated Australian Jeff Horn sa darating na 23 Abril. Salungat sa mga naunang ulat na ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesFeb 14th, 2017Related News

NU barges back into Finals after stamping class on DLSZ

There was no contest – John Lloyd Clemente was the best player and Nazareth School of National University was the better team on the court on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena. Clemente pumped in 28 points and had four other teammates contribute at least six points as the Bullpups proved to be no match for De La Salle Zobel in their 72-50 convincing victory. The graduating swingman also hauled seven rebounds while Rhayyan Amsali and Muhammed Sarip combined for 18 points and 18 rebounds to help NU make its way into the championship round for the sixth time in a row. Now in the UAAP 79 Juniors Basketball Tournament, the Bullpups and head coach Jeff Napa will attempt to score their fourth championship in the last six years. Clemente made sure of that as he went berserk from the get-go with 18 points in the first half alone. For comparison, all of the Junior Archers only mustered 20 points in the same timeframe. The rout was on after only 14 minutes as the defending champions’ versatile forward fronted an offensive that already had 28 points at the midway mark of the second. At the other end, they only allowed eight points from their opponents. NU would not be threatened the rest of the way. “I’m happy for the boys. Nag-perform talaga sila better than we expexted,” a satisfied consultant Jeff Napa expressed. In all, the Bullpups made good on 41.5 percent of their shots while making life miserable for DLSZ which shot below 30 percent from the field. Napa and his boys will now wait for the victor in the matchup between Far Eastern University-Diliman and Ateneo de Manila High School on Friday. “Ready na kami sa championship. Bakbakan na ulit dun,” Napa said. Jan Sobrevega was the lone Junior Archer in double-digits with 13 points. They bow out of contention a year after placing second. BOX SCORES NU 72 – Clemente 28, Amsali 9, Sarip 9, Atienza 8, Coyoca 6, Fortea 5, Malonzo 3, Manalang 2, Penano 2, Tolentino 0, Callejo 0, Peralta 0, Pangilinan 0, Mosqueda 0, Dela Cruz 0 DLSZ 50 – Sobrevega 13, Romero 8, Vista 6, Terrado 6, Mariano 4, Umali 4, Cosejo 3, Natividad 3, Carlos 2, Diaz 1, Santos 0, Laurente 0, Vesagas 0, Damiles 0, Cortez 0, Chavez 0 QUARTER SCORES: 17-8, 39-20, 51-42, 72-59 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2017Related News

Horn camp still hopeful for Pacquiao fight in Australia

MANILA, Philippines – Top Rank Inc., and not Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz, will have the final say on the venue for the Filipino icon’s fight this.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2017Related News

Spurs top Pacers for NBA-record 20th straight winning season

em>By Michael Marot, Associated Press /em> INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs clinched their NBA-record 20th consecutive winning season with a 110-106 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). LaMarcus Aldridge scored 10 of his 19 points during the final 6.5 minutes as the Spurs improved to 42-13 in the season following Tim Duncan's retirement. They have had a winning record every season since 1997-98, when Duncan was a rookie, and broke a tie with the Utah Jazz, who had 19 straight winning seasons from 1985-2004. Paul George scored 27 points and Myles Turner had 22 for the Pacers, who have lost four straight -- three on their home court. George's three-pointer with 21 seconds left cut it to 107-104, but the Spurs closed it out at the free-throw line to bounce back from their loss in New York on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Indiana took a 95-91 lead with 5:17 left. But the Pacers missed five free throws after that and turned the ball over with 29 seconds left in a four-point game. San Antonio looked ready to pull away when it used an 11-0 run in the third-quarter to make it 81-72. But the Pacers closed the quarter on a 7-2 flurry to get within 83-79 and opened the fourth on an 8-1 spurt to retake an 87-84 lead on back-to-back breakaway dunks from Monta Ellis. They just couldn't hold it against the team with the NBA's second-best record. Leonard has scored 30 or more points in five straight games. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Spurs: /strong> /em> Leonard also extended his streak of double-digit scoring games to 84, the longest streak by a San Antonio player since Duncan's 91-game streak ended in 2003. Danny Green, Tony Parker and David Lee each scored 12 points and Dwayne Dedmon had six points and 12 rebounds. San Antonio was 23-of-27 from the free-throw line. Coach Gregg Popovich earned win No. 1,031, moving within 24 of Phil Jackson for sixth in league history. em> strong>Pacers: /strong> /em>Jeff Teague had 15 points, Rodney Stuckey finished with 13 and Kevin Seraphin had 12 in his first start of the season. Indiana has lost eight of its last nine home games against San Antonio. Indiana was outscored 15-4 on second-chance points and 44-36 on points in the paint. The Pacers were 21-of-30 on free throws. Starting forward Thaddeus Young sat out again with a sprained left wrist. C.J. Miles made one triple to move within two of Mike Dunleavy (408) for No. 7 in the franchise's NBA history. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Spurs: /strong> /em> Will make their sixth stop on an eight-game road trip at Orlando on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). em> strong>Pacers: /strong> /em> Will try to avoid a sixth consecutive loss at Cleveland on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2017Related News

Pacquiao says next fight in UAE; Horn promoter says Australia

Pacquiao says next fight in UAE; Horn promoter says Australia.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2017Related News

Grade 4 pupil nakuryente sa school canteen, tigok

NAKAGIGIMBAL ang dinanas ng isang Grade 4 pupil matapos makuryente sa live wire na sinadyang ikinabit ng isang guro sa steel window sa kantina ng kanilang paaralan sa Brgy. Anaao, Alilem, Ilocos Sur. Kinilala ni Police C/Insp. Jeff Macaraig, hepe ng Alilem municipal station, ang biktimang si Lord Gigne Aupac, 11 anyos, taga Brgy. Anaao [&'].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2017Related News

Report: Pacquiao to fight Horn in UAE

MANILA, Philippines – The United Arab Emirates, and not Australia, will play host to Manny Pacquiao’s next fight......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2017Related News

Jr. NBA a big help to recruits from provinces like Belangel, Amsali

Nazareth School of National University is on track for what would be a fourth championship in the last six years. And in team captain John Lloyd Clemente’s final season, the Bullpups already have an heir apparent in Rhayyan Amsali. Averaging 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds, the 15-year-old has showed off that he can go inside-out as much as he pleases. He has a sweet stroke as evidenced by his 48 percent shooting as well as a penchant for making plays as his 2.5 assists per game would suggest. And along with Jeff Napa and his coaching staff, the pride of Zamboanga credits his continued growth to the Jr. NBA. As he put it, “Yung Jr. NBA, dun talaga nagbago yung buhay ko. Yun yung nagbigay sa akin ng motivation na pwede pa ako sa higher level ng basketball.” When the six-foot-four forward was new in NU back in 2014, he tried out for the Jr. NBA. And there, Amsali learned what he considers the most important lesson thus far in his young career. “Kailangang maging humble lagi. Yun po yung pinakadinidiin sa STAR (Sportsmanship, Teamwork, positive Attitude, and Respect) values,” he shared. Amsali’s rival from Ateneo de Manila High School, SJ Belangel, is of the same mind. “Yung pinakaimportante talaga sa STAR values is yung respect for the game,” he expressed. Now the favorite for MVP as well as undisputed leader of the contending Blue Eaglets, Belangel also pinpoints his Jr. NBA experience as a key moment in his basketball career. Unlike Amsali, Belangel joined the program when he was still a youngster back in Bacolod. He didn’t make it in his first attempt, but the now 17-years-old just kept on coming until finally making the cut. “Every time na may Jr. NBA, sumasali po talaga ako. Nung mga una, Pero two years ago, yun lang yung time na nakuha ako,” he said. He then continued, seeing where he is now, “Blessing lang talaga kay God na nakuha ako noon.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 11th, 2017Related News

ONE Championship: Ev Ting decisions Kamal Shalorus, calls out champ Eduard Folayang

strong>10 February 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia /strong>: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has once again electrified the capacity crowd at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur with another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts. The absolute best in local and international mixed martial arts stars took the ONE Championship cage by storm, delighting fans in Malaysia with non-stop action. In the main event, Ev “E.T” Ting emerged victorious over Kamal “Prince of Persia” Shalorus to win by split decision in a high-octane catchweight encounter. In the main event of the evening, lightweight contenders Ev Ting of Malaysia and Kamal Shalorus of Iran put on an absolute show to delight fans in attendance. For three rounds, Ting flaunted his tremendous striking, hammering Shalorus with lashing strikes on numerous occasions. Shalorus tried his best to take Ting to the ground, where he had the upper hand. However, he was unable to do so. In the end, Ting continued his winning streak, doing just enough to earn a split decision victory over Shalorus, who was unable to overcome Ting's sharpness. After the bout, Ting took the chance to thank the fans at the jam-packed Stadium Negara and called for a title shot against reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang. “Eduard Folayang, I am coming to your home to take your belt. See you on April 21st,” he said in his post-fight interview. In the co-main event of the evening, Malaysia’s very own Agilan “Alligator” Thani authored one of the most spectacular finishes of ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS, submitting Jeff Huang of Chinese Taipei with an astonishing rear-naked choke. Thani put on a masterful performance, pacifying Huang’s striking advantage in the early proceedings as the hometown favorite utilized his impeccable ground game. The young Malaysian prospect executed a flawless transition into a rear-naked choke that left Huang no choice but to submit in the second round. Malaysian female MMA superstar Ann “Athena” Osman captured a satisfying victory in front of a jubilant hometown crowd by routing Cambodia’s Vy Srey Khouch. After a long feeling-out process between the two fighters from a toe-to-toe stance, Osman shifted gears and took Srey Khouch to the ground, where her opponent was at a stylistic disadvantage. Securing a full mount, Osman rained down heavy shots. Srey Khouch tried her best to survive the onslaught, laying back mostly on the defensive. However, Osman was simply too much for her Cambodian foe, claiming the stoppage with two seconds left in the first round. Russia’s Movlid “Killer” Khaibulaev accomplished a major victory in his maiden assignment as a ONE Championship athlete by marking the first defeat in the professional record of Brazilian featherweight standout Herbert “The Blaze” Burns. Khaibulaev showcased his pinpoint accurate striking early on, peppering Burns with stinging right hands and spinning back-kicks in the first two rounds of the featherweight showdown. Khaibulaev took matters on the mat in the third round, where he tagged Burns with telling blows and maneuvered his cage counterpart easily on the ground to get the unanimous nod from the three judges at cageside. Previously-unbeaten Pakistani featherweight prospect Ahmed “The Wolverine” Mujtaba experienced the first loss of his career as he went to battle against Malaysian mixed martial artist Keanu Subba. Both fighters started out aggressively, but it was Subba who showed a more capable set of grappling skills, locking in a deep guillotine choke in the first round to the roar of his hometown crowd. In a clash of high-caliber strawweights, Alex “Little Rock” Silva of Brazil extended his impressive winning streak to four bouts by mustering a scintillating submission conquest of Philippine boxing champion Roy Doliguez. Knowing the risk in the stand-up exchanges with Doliguez, Silva relied on his world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu pedigree as he spun a web of crafty grappling to dominate his Filipino foe. In the third round, Silva was finally able to fasten an armbar to force the tap. Saiful “The Vampire” Merican of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia exhibited stellar form, proving himself a top bantamweight competitor with a stoppage victory over Filipino fighter Burn “Hitman” Soriano. Showcasing tremendous power with every strike and drawing cheers from the crowd after each landed blow, Merican’s thunderous kicks and punches proved too much for Soriano as the Filipino was unable to continue after the first round bell. Merican was awarded a technical knockout for his efforts. Singaporean prospect Tiffany “Soul Crusher” Teo notched her second-straight victory inside the ONE Championship cage by defeating Wushu Sanda gold-medalist Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol of Indonesia via unanimous decision. Muhammad Aiman of Malaysia kicked off a spectacular evening of world-class mixed martial arts action at ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS with a technical knockout victory over debuting Brazilian combatant Eduardo Novaes. Aiman finished the job with finesse in the first round, launching a perfectly-executed kick to the body before punctuating it with follow-up blows on the ground.   u> strong>Official results for ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS /strong> /u> Catchweight bout (79.8KG): Ev Ting defeats Kamal Shalorus by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds Welterweight bout: Agilan Thani defeats Jeff Huang by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:10 minutes of round 2 Catchweight bout (58.7kg): Ann Osman defeats Vy Srey Khouch by TKO (Strikes) at 4:58 minutes of round 1 Featherweight bout: Movlid Khaibulaev defeats Herbert Burns by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Ahmed Mujtaba by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:56 minutes of round 1 Strawweight bout: Alex Silva  defeats Roy Doliguez by Submission (Armbar)  at 2:36 minutes of round 3 Bantamweight bout: Saiful Merican defeats Burn Soriano by TKO (Strikes) at 5:00 minutes of round 1 Strawweight bout: Tiffany Teo defeats Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds Bantamweight bout: Muhammad Aiman defeats Eduardo Novaes by TKO (Strikes) at 2:50 minutes of round 2 br />  .....»»

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