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Late free throws help Minnesota end skid at Indiana

em>By Michael Marot, Associated Press /em> INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ricky Rubio made three free throws with 3.4 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-114 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Minnesota snapped a season-high six-game losing streak by taking its only lead of the quarter. Rubio had 21 points and 10 assists, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 37 points and 12 rebounds. Rubio was fouled by Jeff Teague, though it appeared Rubio ran into his own teammate on the play. Indiana fans booed the officials as they left the court. Indiana's Monta Ellis got off a last-second three-point shot, but he was off the mark. Paul George scored 37 points to lead the Pacers, whose playoff chances took another hit. Teague had 20 points and 10 assists. Indiana still hasn't won back-to-back games since early February. The Pacers appeared to have control when they took a 104-95 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Instead, the young Timberwolves fought back and finished the game on a 9-2 run. Indiana started the day in a three-way tie for the No. 5 seed in the East, yet looked listless most of the night. Minnesota took a 26-25 lead by closing the first quarter on a 9-1 spurt. The Timberwolves then scored 10 straight points early in the second quarter to make it 36-29, and after the Pacers briefly grabbed a 55-54 lead late in the first half, Gorgui Dieng's triple with 1.9 seconds left put Minnesota up 59-57 at the half. In the third quarter, the Timberwolves knocked down back-to-back three’s to make it 82-73 and eventually 87-78. That's when the Pacers cranked up the energy, played with some urgency and finally turned the game by scoring 15 consecutive points to lead 92-87 early in the fourth. They continued to extend the lead until Minnesota's final charge. Rubio made all 13 of his free-throw attempts, and Towns was 10-for-10 at the line. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Timberwolves: /strong> /em> Ended a seven-game road losing streak by winning outside Minneapolis for the first time since beating Utah on March 1 (March 2, PHL time). Minnesota avoided a second straight season sweep by the Pacers. The Timberwolves won at Indianapolis for the first time since Jan. 23, 2015. Andrew Wiggins had 17 points and Dieng had 19. Coach Tom Thibodeau was called for a technical foul early in the fourth quarter. em> strong>Pacers: /strong> /em>George had 25 points, six rebounds and two steals in the first half while going 8-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 on three’s. He finished 12-of-21 from the field, didn't make another triple and had four steals. Indiana was 29-of-35 from the free-throw line compared with Minnesota's 32-of-37. After committing 10 turnovers in the first half, Indiana had only four in the second half. Ellis had 19 points, Myles Turner had 15 points and eight rebounds and Thaddeus Young finished with 14 points. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Timberwolves: /strong> /em> Begin a three-game homestand by hosting the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). em> strong>Pacers: /strong> /em>Will try to avoid a third straight season sweep when they visit Memphis on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). .....»»

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Suspended Noah: Using supplement to aid injuries 'backfired'

em>By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press /em> GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Joakim Noah was seeking help to overcome injuries that wrecked his first season in New York and turned to an over-the-counter supplement. That decision 'backfired,' Noah said Tuesday. It led to a 20-game suspension for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, preventing Noah from ending a disappointing year on a positive note. 'This was a tough moment, but I'm going to learn from it,' Noah said. 'I tried to take a supplement to help me with everything I've gone through. I've gone through a lot of injuries, and I tried to take something to help me and it backfired.' Noah returned to practice Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) following Feb. 27 (Feb. 28, PHL time) surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee. The knee injury came after a hamstring injury he was trying to recover from around the All-Star break. All told, he managed just 46 games in the first season of a four-year, $72 million contract he signed last summer. 'I wanted to do something to help myself, help my body and like I said it backfired on me,' Noah said. 'I tried to take the right measures when I was taking the supplements and it wasn't enough.' The league cited Noah for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has said that the substance, known as SARMs, has 'similar properties to anabolic agents, but ... the lack of steroid-related side effects.' Noah was aware of the warnings players get when it comes to outside supplements, but may have desperate for some relief in the midst of a second straight injury-plagued season. He was limited to 29 games in his final season in Chicago because of a left shoulder injury that required surgery. 'So I know it didn't come from a bad place,' Noah said, adding that he thought 20 games was severe but 'it is what it is and I've got to bounce back.' He apologized to teammates and the organization, saying he let a lot of people down. 'You can't do anything about it now. We're just glad to see him back on the court today, doing some things,' coach Jeff Hornacek said. 'We'll miss him the rest of the year and the beginning of next year. But he'll be ready to go next year.' Noah was limited to 5.0 points a game and wasn't able to be the defensive anchor the team hoped. He may not even regain his starting spot next season, with rookie Willy Hernangomez playing well recently. Noah and the Knicks hope he can begin serving the suspension as early as their game Wednesday against Miami so he can chop off the first eight games this season. 'It's a tough lesson to learn, but everything in life has its purpose,' Noah said. 'I know that right now it's a tough situation to be in not being there with my teammates out there on the court. But I'm going to take this suspension like a man and move on.' .....»»

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Laing di iladong boksidor nanghagit ni Pacquiao

div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/author/jun-b-migallen" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jun B. Migallen /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> LAING dili ilado nga boksidor ang gustong mokuha og pahat sa publisidad pinaagi sa paghagit ni Filipino boxing icon ug eight-time divison champion Manny Pacquiao. Ang South African fighter nga si Chris van Heerden, nga sama kang Australian Jeff Horn, ang nalakip karon sa mga posibling makontra ni Pacquiao ning tuiga. Samtang wa pa makapili og kontra si Pacquiao sa upat ka mga pilianan nga gisugyot sa iyang promoter nga si Bob Arum sa Top Rank nga gikatakda karong Hunyo o Hulyo, si Van Heerden mipadayag sa iyang kaandam nga makigsangka ni Pacquial karong Nobiyembre. Matod pa sa taho sa citizen.co.za, si Van Heerden misumiter na sa iyang proposal ngadto ni Arum karong semanaha diin naglakip kini og $25 million nga ganti ug posibling adto ipahigayon sa First National Bank Stadium nga naila usab nga Soccer City sa Johannesburg nga makasulod og 95,000 ka mga tawo. Sama kang Horn nga nakakuha usab og igong suporta sa city government sa Brisbane, Australia, ang grupo ni Van Heerden misandig usab sa suporta gikan sa South African government, pinaagi ni Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula. Pero ang pangutana kon haom ba si Van Heerden nga makigsangka ni Pacquiao? Sigon sa natala sa BoxRec, SI Van Heerden adunay 25 ka daog, duha ang pildi ug usa ka tabla. Siya ang kanhi International Boxing Organization welterweight champion ug kasamtangang WBA Pan African titlist. Walhon ug manghod og siyam ka tuig ni Pacquiao apan may gitas-on kini nga 5-9. Laing nakalinya ni Pacquiao sa Nobiyembre mao si Amir Khan kinsa una nang gikataho nga maoy makigsangka ni Pacquiao karong Mayo sa United Arab Emirates apan kini wa mahinayon. Ang maong negusasyon mao usab ang rason kon nganong wala mahinayon ang away nila ni Horn ug Pacquiao nga mao unta ang gilihok ni Arum. Samtang si Arum nagtinguha sa Pacquiao-Horn fight, ang laing sinaligan ni Arum nga si Michael Koncz nakig-negotiate usab sa UAE apan napalpak. /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-text field-label-above"> div class="field-label">Publication date:  /div> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> strong em Gipatik sa mantalaang Superbalita {location} {date}. /em /strong /div> /div> /div>.....»»

Source: Sunstar SunstarCategory: NewsMar 27th, 2017Related News

Gilas batok Visayas

div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/author/erwin-s-lirazan" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Erwin S. Lirazan /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> DINHI sa Sugbo motiklop ang tulo ka gikaintapang mga duwa sa umaabot nga 2017 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Star Week diin makigbatok ang piniling mga magduduwa gikan sa Luzon, Visayas ug Mindanao sa Gilas Pilipinas. Ang Mindanao-Gilas nga duwa ipahigayon karong Abril 26 sa Cagayan de Oro City, mosunod ang Luzon-Gilas nga kombati karong Abril 28 sa Lucena City dayon ang Visayas-Gilas nga sangka karong Abril 30 dinhi sa Sugbo. Ang slamdunk contest ug three-point shootout ipahigayon sa Lucena City. Sa miaging adlaw, gipaila na ang mga magduduwa nga molangkob sa puwersa sa Luzon, Visayas ug Mindanao. Ang tulo ka teams makigsangka og mga magduduwa nga kuhaon gikan sa Gilas Pilipinas national training pool. Mogamit og lainlain nga line-up ang Gilas sa matag duwa isip tipik sa ilang preparasyon. Adunay mga sakop sa Gilas nga moduwa sa rehiyon nga ilang gigikanan aron makigbatok sa ilang mga kauban sa national training pool. Molangkob sa Luzon nga giyahan ni coach Leo Austria mao sila si Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Calvin Abueva, Paul Lee, Jayson Castro, Mark Caguioa, Alex Cabagnot, LA Tenorio, Marcio Lassiter, Arwind Santos, Ranidel de Ocampo, ug Stanley Pringle. Anaa sa Mindanao squad nga dad-on ni coach Chito Victolero, mao sila si Mark Barroca, Scottie Thompson, PJ Simon, Rafi Reavis, Mac Belo, Jio Jalalon, Cyrus Baguio, RR Garcia, Sonny Thoss, Carlo Lastimosa, Glenn Khobntin, Baser Amer ug Troy Rosario. Ang mga sakop sa Visayas team nga dumalaon ni coach Tim Cone mao sila si James Yap, June Mar Fajardo, Terrence Romeo, Joe Devance, Jeff Chan, Chris Ross, Chris Ellis, Aldrech Ramos, Dondon Hontiveros, Ronald Tubid, Asi Taulava, ug Jericho Cruz. Anaa sa Gilas national training pool mao sila si Mike Tolomia, Almond Vosotros, Ed Daquioag, Jonathan Grey, Allein Maliksi, Matthew Wright, Kevin Ferrer, Carl Bryan Cruz, Norbert Torres, Bradwyn Guinto, Raymond Almazan, Arnold Van Opstal, Jayson Castro, Jio Jalaon, LA Revilla, RR Pogoy, Von Pessumal, Mac Belo, Troy Rosario, Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Terrence Romeo, Fonzo Gotladera, ug JuneMar Fajardo. /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-text field-label-above"> div class="field-label">Publication date:  /div> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> strong em Gipatik sa mantalaang Superbalita {location} {date}. /em /strong /div> /div> /div>.....»»

Source: Sunstar SunstarCategory: NewsMar 27th, 2017Related News

Pacers use big third quarter to beat 76ers, 107-94

em>By Corey Elliot, Associated Press /em> INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Myles Turner had 17 points and 16 rebounds, Paul George scored 21 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-94 on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). Jeff Teague added 16 points for the Pacers, who used a 30-point third quarter to turn a six-point halftime lead into a 12-point advantage and snapped a two-game skid. Al Jefferson finished with 14 points before leaving in the fourth quarter with a sprained ankle. Monta Ellis, Aaron Brooks and CJ Miles all had 10 for Indiana. Sergio Rodriguez scored 16 for the Sixers, while Richaun Holmes finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Philadelphia's Jahlil Okafor was held out with soreness in his right knee and Jerryd Bayless did not play due to a left wrist injury. The Pacers led by as many as 11 in the first half before the Sixers made a push late to close the deficit to six points by halftime. George then scored nine points in the third quarter and Teague had eight as the Pacers led by as much as 19 in the period. They extended the advantage to 25 in the fourth. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>76ers: /strong> /em> Jahlil Okafor was held out with soreness in his right knee and Jerryd Bayless did not play due to a left wrist injury. Philadelphia (27-46) is ahead of only Brooklyn in the Eastern Conference standings. em> strong>Pacers: /strong> /em>Jefferson was wheeled off the court with 9:43 remaining. He was holding his left leg near the shin area before he landed from attempting a rebound underneath the Indiana basket. strong>CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT /strong> The Pacers have lost two-or-more consecutive games this season eight times, with their longest losing streak being six games. Indiana has only won two or more in a row seven times, with a season-best, six-game win streak. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>76ers: /strong> /em>Visit Brooklyn on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). em> strong>Pacers: /strong> /em>Host Minnesota on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 27th, 2017Related News

All-Star lineups that will take on Gilas Pilipinas revealed

The official lineups for the three exhibition games for the 2017 PBA All-Star week have been revealed. In the week-long festivities set for April 26-30, Gilas Pilipinas will go through three games against a team of All-Stars from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. In the opening salvo on April 26 at Cagayan De Oro, a Gilas team featuring June Mar Fajardo, Terrence Romeo, LA Revilla, RR Pogoy, Mike Tolomia, Kevin Ferrer, Matthew Wright, Carl Bryan Cruz, Norbert Torres, Bradwyn Guinto, and Fonzo Gotladera will take on the Mindanao All-Stars. That team, coached by Star's Chito Victolero, is composed of Mac Belo, Jio Jalalon, Scottie Thompson, Mark Barroca, PJ Simon, Rafi Reavis, Cyrus Baguio, RR Garcia, Carlo Lastimosa, Baser Amer, and Glenn Khobuntin. Alaska's Sonny Thoss and TNT's Troy Rosario were added to the Mindanao team to bolster its frontline. Two days later at Lucena City, the main host for the 2017 All-Star festivities, a Luzon team coached by San Miguel's Leo Austria and made up of Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva, Paul Lee, Alex Cabagnot, LA Tenorio, Marcio Lassiter, Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Arwind Santos, Ranidel De Ocampo, Stanley Pringle, and Mark Caguioa will challenge Gilas. The national team facing the Luzon squad will be led by Matthew Wright. Also in the team are Mike Tolomia, Almond Vosotros, Ed Daquioag, Jonathan Grey, Kevin Ferrer, Allein Maliksi, Carl Bryan Cruz, Norbert Torres, Bradwyn Guinto, Arnold Van Opstal, and Raymond Almazan. Finally, on April 30 at Cebu, team Visayas handled by Tim Cone will wrap up the three-game set for the national team. June Mar Fajardo will star for Visayas together with James Yap, Terrence Romeo, Dondon Hontiveros, Jeff Chan, Joe Devance, Chris Ross, Ronal Tubid, Asi Taulava, Jericho Cruz, Aldrech Ramos, and Chris Ellis. The Gilas lineup against the Visayas All-Stars will be led by Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva, Mac Belo, Japeth Aguilar, Jio Jalalon, LA Revilla, RR Pogoy, Allein Maliksi, Von Pessumal, Troy Rosario, and Raymond Almazan. The 2017 All-Star Games went away with the traditional North vs. South format to give way to the preparations of Gilas Pilipinas for the upcoming SEABA Championships in May which will be hosted by the Philippines.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 26th, 2017Related News

Jokic, Nuggets complete season sweep of Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Nikola Jokic had 31 points, 17 rebounds and a big 3-pointer to turn back a late Indiana rally, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Pacers 125-117 on Friday night. Wilson Chandler scored 12 of his 24 points in the opening quarter, and Danilo Gallinari added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets. Jokic had 21 points and 12 rebounds by halftime, helping Denver open an 11-point lead, but Indiana staged a furious rally in the final minutes to trim a 23-point deficit to five before Jokic's 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining. All-Star forward Paul George scored 27 points for Indiana, while Jeff Teague had 21 and Myles Turner added 20. Denver made 40-of-43 free throws compared to Indiana's eight of 11. The Nuggets (35-37) have won nine of 13 against the Pacers (36-36) in Indiana and have a 20-4 edge in the series since 2004-05. That includes a season sweep this season. Denver routed Indiana 140-112 on Jan. 12 in London. .....»»

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Lillard scores 30, Trail Blazers rout Knicks 110-95

em>By Erik Garcia Gundersen, Associated Press /em> PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the Portland Trail Blazers never trailed in a 110-95 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Lillard had 15 in the first quarter as Portland opened a 14-point lead. The Blazers led by as much as 23 and moved within a game of the Denver Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Kristaps Porzingis scored 18 points for the Knicks, who played without Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose. Lillard entered Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) game averaging 31.2 points since the All-Star break and didn't cool off. He has scored 25 or more in eight straight games, a career-best streak. Reserves Allen Crabbe, Al-Farouq Aminu and Meyers Leonard all connected from 3-point range in the second quarter, helping the Blazers extend their lead to 21 at halftime. Portland went 11-for-21 (52 percent) from behind the arc. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Knicks: /strong> /em>Anthony (knee), Rose (ankle) and Lance Thomas (hip) were all held out. Rose and Thomas were injured in the loss to Utah on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), while coach Jeff Hornacek said Anthony was held out with knee soreness after playing the previous night. “[Rose] came out this morning and the thought was that he could play,' Hornacek said. “[Rose] came out and couldn't put weight on it. So he decided he was out. Carmelo, with the constant flaring of his knee on back-to-backs, we'll hold him out.' In their place, the Knicks started rookies Ron Baker, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez. The rookies scored 17 of New York's 23 first-quarter points. em> strong>Trail Blazers: /strong> /em> Since acquiring center Jusuf Nurkic from Denver, the Blazers have gone 9-6 while playing some of their best basketball. The seven-foot, 280-pound Bosnian has given the Blazers a presence in the post and also been one of the league's best passing big men since his arrival, averaging 3.5 assists, which ranks fourth among all centers since the All-Star break. 'He's a talented guy,' Hornacek said. 'Big, strong and knows how to play. He can set up in the post and he can also pass the ball. When Lillard and [CJ] McCollum are cutting, they may be open and that puts pressure on Nurkic and he can make those passes.' Nurkic finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Knicks: /strong> /em>The Knicks travel to San Antonio to take on Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). em> strong>Blazers: /strong> /em>Portland will host the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). .....»»

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Utah Jazz host 1997 Finals team for 20-year reunion

em>By Kareem Copeland, Associated Press /em> SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz hosted members of the 1997 Finals team Wednesday night for a 20-year reunion. Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton, Bryon Russell, Greg Ostertag and others were in attendance. The game was scheduled against the New York Knicks so coach Jeff Hornacek, who was a member of the team, could participate. The Jazz have retired Hornacek's No. 14. Hall of Famer Karl Malone had a conflict and did not attend, but a video message featuring Malone played on the scoreboard. The festivities included a dinner Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), media sessions Wednesday afternoon and a halftime ceremony (Thursday, PHL time). The players received plaques at halftime. The Jazz advanced to the Finals off a game-winning three-pointer from Stockton to beat the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. They lost to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in six games in the NBA Finals. .....»»

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Gobert scores career-high 35, Jazz beat Knicks 108-101

em>By Kareem Copeland, Associated Press /em> SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rallied from 13 down to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). The Jazz snapped a three-game losing streak, while the Knicks dropped their third in a row. Gobert carried the Jazz throughout with the 7’1” Frenchman scoring off pick-and-rolls, offensive rebound put-backs and even going full-court for a dunk after a steal. The Jazz struggled on offense, but Gobert connected on 13-of-14 shots. Gordon Hayward finished with 19 point and eight rebounds for the Jazz. Kristaps Porzingis led New York with 24 points, while Derrick Rose added 17 and Carmelo Anthony tallied 16. The Knicks controlled the entire first half and led 55-51 at halftime, including a 13-point advantage in the second quarter. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Knicks: /strong> /em>Rose looked like his old self in the first half with 12 points and five assists, but headed to the locker room in the third quarter with a sore right ankle. He did return. em> strong>Jazz: /strong> /em> The organization hosted a 20-year reunion for the 1997 Finals team, including a ceremony at halftime. Former coach Jerry Sloan and John Stockton attended, but Karl Malone did not. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek was on that team and has his No. 14 retired by the team. Derrick Favors missed his sixth consecutive game with a left knee bone contusion. strong>NO RESTING, PLEASE /strong> Stockton is not a fan of the NBA trend of resting players during the regular season. The Hall of Famer said it takes away from the mental and physical toughness of players and other factors that are part of the game. 'I don't like any of that stuff,' he said. Stockton remembered going to a baseball game and the player he wanted to see was on a rest day. 'I was incensed,' Stockton said. 'I've never rooted or really particularly cared for that guy since. Fair or unfair, it's just what I believe in. People paid to have the best competition you can put out on the court on any given night out there. Whoever it is. If you're hurt, that's one thing. 'You can say science, you can say championships, you can say whatever. I think we have a duty to be present and lay our best out there every night.' strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Knicks: /strong> /em>Travels to face Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). em> strong>Jazz: /strong> /em> Travels to face the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a matchup of teams fighting for the No. 4 Western Conference playoff seed.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 23rd, 2017Related News

Nalzaro: Incident involving David Lim Jr.

div class="field field-name-field-location field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"> div class="field-label">Location:  /div> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/taxonomy/term/18" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cebu /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/author/bobby-g-nalzaro" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Bobby G. Nalzaro /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-column field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/column/saksi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Saksi /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> THERE is this claim that the sports car driver who figured in a vehicular incident along Archbishop Reyes Ave., that resulted in the death of a young family man last March 4 was David Lim Jr. It was the father, David Lim Sr., who admitted to have figured in that accident. The claim was made after the pictures of David Jr., went viral in social media after he figured in a traffic altercation Sunday dawn. The information I got said that some witnesses to that car accident wherein the sports car rammed into the motorcycle driven by Philip Pugoy, 26, who died on the spot, claimed that the sports car driver looked like David Jr. The sports car driver went away from the site of the incident and immediately took a taxi cab. Another information I got from a friend who is close to the Lim family said that although David Sr. has several sports cars, he seldom drives these. It is his children who use these vehicles most of the time. My informant said that the older Lim’s time being a car enthusiast has already lapsed. Also, the older Lim is no longer fond of going out at night or drinking heavily. Besides, his wife is very strict and he can no longer hang out at night. But until somebody surfaces to tell the whole story and positively identifies Lim, this “new twist” should be treated as mere hearsay or “tsismis.” Anyway, the case was amicably settled with the Lim family extending financial assistance to the Pugoy family and educational plans for his two children. Also, if this information is true, the young Lim has “paid” for that “sin” by committing another “sin.” He shot Ephraim Montalbo Nuñal, a nurse and employee of UCMed, following a traffic altercation Sunday dawn along F. Sotto St. Nunal, who was with his friends (not yet identified) complained that the Mercedes Benz driven by Lim was zigzagging and stopped in the middle of the street, blocking his way. He blew his horn but Lim alighted from his vehicle and confronted him. The confrontation and the shooting was recorded by another motorist through his/her dashboard cam. Nuñal was wounded in his thigh and ankle. Lim and a woman companion identified as Tamae Takahashi, a Fil-Japanese, immediately boarded their car and sped away after the shooting. Lim surrendered to Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Noli Taliño yesterday dawn and was given a special treatment. He was allowed to stay at Talino’s office before he was presented to the media and for booking procedures. He was not in “PNP detainee” uniform. He was heavily guarded by a combat ready Special Action Force (SAF) team when he was brought to the fiscal’s office. His lawyer, Orlando Salatandre, claimed Lim acted in self-defense because Nuñal and his companions were about to attack him. That’s his side. Lim will be charged with frustrated murder and illegal possession of firearms. I hope Nuñal is determined to seek justice and will not settle amicably by accepting money. /div> /div> /div>.....»»

Source: Sunstar SunstarCategory: NewsMar 22nd, 2017Related News

Nalzaro: Incident involving David Lim Jr.

div class="field field-name-field-location field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"> div class="field-label">Location:  /div> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/taxonomy/term/18" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cebu /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/author/bobby-g-nalzaro" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Bobby G. Nalzaro /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-column field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/column/saksi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Saksi /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> THERE is this claim that the sports car driver who figured in a vehicular incident along Archbishop Reyes Ave., that resulted in the death of a young family man last March 4 was David Lim Jr. It was the father, David Lim Sr., who admitted to have figured in that accident. The claim was made after the pictures of David Jr., went viral in social media after he figured in a traffic altercation Sunday dawn. The information I got said that some witnesses to that car accident wherein the sports car rammed into the motorcycle driven by Philip Pugoy, 26, who died on the spot, claimed that the sports car driver looked like David Jr. The sports car driver went away from the site of the incident and immediately took a taxi cab. Another information I got from a friend who is close to the Lim family said that although David Sr. has several sports cars, he seldom drives these. It is his children who use these vehicles most of the time. My informant said that the older Lim’s time being a car enthusiast has already lapsed. Also, the older Lim is no longer fond of going out at night or drinking heavily. Besides, his wife is very strict and he can no longer hang out at night. But until somebody surfaces to tell the whole story and positively identifies Lim, this “new twist” should be treated as mere hearsay or “tsismis.” Anyway, the case was amicably settled with the Lim family extending financial assistance to the Pugoy family and educational plans for his two children. Also, if this information is true, the young Lim has “paid” for that “sin” by committing another “sin.” He shot Ephraim Montalbo Nuñal, a nurse and employee of UCMed, following a traffic altercation Sunday dawn along F. Sotto St. Nunal, who was with his friends (not yet identified) complained that the Mercedes Benz driven by Lim was zigzagging and stopped in the middle of the street, blocking his way. He blew his horn but Lim alighted from his vehicle and confronted him. The confrontation and the shooting was recorded by another motorist through his/her dashboard cam. Nuñal was wounded in his thigh and ankle. Lim and a woman companion identified as Tamae Takahashi, a Fil-Japanese, immediately boarded their car and sped away after the shooting. Lim surrendered to Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Noli Taliño yesterday dawn and was given a special treatment. He was allowed to stay at Talino’s office before he was presented to the media and for booking procedures. He was not in “PNP detainee” uniform. He was heavily guarded by a combat ready Special Action Force (SAF) team when he was brought to the fiscal’s office. His lawyer, Orlando Salatandre, claimed Lim acted in self-defense because Nuñal and his companions were about to attack him. That’s his side. Lim will be charged with frustrated murder and illegal possession of firearms. I hope Nuñal is determined to seek justice and will not settle amicably by accepting money. /div> /div> /div>.....»»

Source: Sunstar SunstarCategory: NewsMar 21st, 2017Related News

Wenceslao: Road rage: angles

div class="field field-name-field-location field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"> div class="field-label">Location:  /div> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/taxonomy/term/18" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cebu /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/author/bong-o-wenceslao" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Bong O. Wenceslao /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-column field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/column/candid-thoughts" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Candid Thoughts /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> ONE can approach the incident involving David Lim Jr., a businessman’s son, and Ephraim Nuñal, a nurse, in different angles. The first angle is obvious, that this is a road rage case. The other angle is what Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is encouraging us to think, that this is about the rich and the poor. The third is post-incident: the mayor’s overkill of a reaction. I am a driver and I learned a lesson from this incident. I am easily angered when fellow drivers get aggressive and disobey traffic rules. Nuñal claimed Lim’s car, a Mercedes Benz, zigzagged and stopped in the middle of the road, prompting him to honk the horn of his vehicle, a Toyota Altis. Lim and his companion, a girl, got out of the car, and so did Nuñal get out of his vehicle. That’s the recipe for a confrontation. From there, the situation deteriorated fast. This has always been my argument against gun possession. When you have a gun, you tend to use it offensively, like in an altercation, and not defensively. I thought about that when I was still with dyLA and had to walk from the pier area to Colon going home at night. One time, two men attempted to physically harm me, forcing me to run. When they stopped chasing me after about 100 meters, I paused and waited until they started walking away and surreptitiously followed them. I was angry. If only I have a gun, I told myself. But what if I did have a gun? What would I have done? That was the realization later. Lawyer Orlando Salatandre, who appeared as Lim’s legal counsel when he surrendered to the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 yesterday, claimed that what his client did was self defense and that the video footage that has gone viral on the altercation did not tell the entire story. Indeed, the video showed a Lim different from what Salatandre portrayed him during the altercation. The video showed a typical road rage scene, with one side having a gun. Remember the Rolito Go-Eldon Maguan road rage case in 1991? Go, a businessman, had a fight with his girlfriend. He drove his vehicle into a one-way street, going in the opposite direction. He almost bumped a car driven by Eldon Maguan, a student, who was out to buy pizza. Go got out of his vehicle and shot Maguan, who was still inside his car. He died days later. But should we take this recent case in the context of rich vs. poor? That can be partly true in the sense that Lim belongs to a rich family that can be influential if it wants to while Nuñal is an ordinary professional. Consider Lim having Salatandre, who was once fugitive Ruben Ecleo’s lawyer, as legal counsel. And wasn’t Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go,” President Rodrigo Duterte’s special assistant, the one who announced Lim’s surrender? But that does not mean I agree with Mayor Osmeña being OA (over acting). That was actually what I felt when I saw the mayor lead fully armed policemen, including Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) personnel, in the search for Lim (before his surrender). Photos and video footage of the raids showed the raiders like they were in a war zone. In TV interviews, the mayor also showed a very angry face. Then again, with the way Lim was treated during his surrender, I think the mayor acting OA can be justified. /div> /div> /div>.....»»

Source: Sunstar SunstarCategory: NewsMar 21st, 2017Related News

Pacers hit all right notes in victory over road-weary Jazz

em>By Michael Marot, Associated Press /em> INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jeff Teague scored 21 points, Paul George added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Utah Jazz 107-100 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Indiana continued its trend of following a loss with a win -- failing to do either in consecutive games since Feb. 16 (Feb. 17, PHL time). The win helped the Pacers maintain the No. 6 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Former Butler star Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with a career-high 38 points. Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 14 rebounds on the final stop of a four-game trip. Utah looked sluggish all night, and the Pacers took advantage. While they struggled to put away the win, the Pacers seized control with an early 8-0 run and never trailed after the 6:42 mark of the first quarter. Every time the Jazz tried to charge back, the Pacers had an answer. Utah cut the lead to 30-28 early in the second quarter, but then Indiana scored seven straight. When the Jazz got within two late in the first half, Glenn Robinson III banked in a buzzer-beating three-pointer to make it 51-46. Utah closed to 55-54 early in the third quarter, but then the Pacers scored five consecutive points before closing the third quarter on a 10-2 spurt to make it 80-70. And when George Hill's three-point play cut the Pacers' lead to 103-100 with 1:45 left, Indiana's defense came up big on consecutive possessions to set up George's 20-foot jumper with 18.9 seconds left. It was that kind of night -- all night -- for the weary Jazz. George scored Indiana's last seven points. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Jazz: /strong> /em>Hayward and Hill, the former Pacers guard, both received ovations during pregame introductions. Hill finished with 16 points in his first game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse since being traded last summer. Hayward scored 20 of Utah's 46 first-half points and wound up 16-of-24 from the field. Utah drew two defensive three-second calls in the first 16 minutes and was called for another in the fourth quarter. em> strong>Pacers: /strong> /em>Indiana earned a split in the season series by snapping a three-game losing streak to the Jazz. Robinson's shot at a second buzzer-beating triple to end the third quarter was just long. George didn't make a basket until there was 8:41 left in the third quarter. He was 0-for-8 from the field with two points in the first half and finished 6-of-20 with eight rebounds and five assists. Myles Turner had 16 points, six rebounds and four blocks. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Jazz: /strong> /em> Will return home Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) with a chance to pull off their first season sweep of New York Knicks since 2009-10. em> strong>Pacers: /strong> /em>Need to win at Boston on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) to avoid a three-game season sweep. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 21st, 2017Related News

Uber president Jeff Jones quits

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Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 20th, 2017Related News

Cabaero: Avoiding road rage

div class="field field-name-field-location field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"> div class="field-label">Location:  /div> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/taxonomy/term/18" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cebu /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/author/nini-b-cabaero" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Nini B. Cabaero /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-column field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/column/beyond-30" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Beyond 30 /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> THE road rage incident that left a nurse shot and wounded has been turned by some people into a rich-versus-poor situation, with outrage aired over how the wealthy could get away with crime. That shouldn’t be the case though because not all wealthy people can be generalized into irresponsible persons who can escape the consequences of their acts. There are those who make excuses, manipulate others, and tell lies just so they would not be imprisoned or so they would be spared of paying the price for hurting others. But that is not how the case is developing. And rich people of Cebu are not banding together to consolidate forces. Comments on social networks about the incident when David Lim Jr. shot and wounded Ephraim Nuñal, 33, a nurse, over a traffic altercation pointed to how the suspect belonged to a prominent family with possible political influence. Some used humor to comment on the incident while others were genuinely furious that a rich man can again get away with committing a crime. The incident does not have to result in more violence or the dangerous thinking of pitting the poor against the rich and vice versa. What should be encouraged is discipline on the road and other measures to prevent a similar incident. The website DefensiveDriving.Org prepared a list of ways to escape aggressive driving. It said road rage is an epidemic that can affect every driver on the road and can lead to death or injury. “While aggressive drivers are everywhere, the most dangerous road rage incidents happen when two or more drivers have aggressive responses to each other. Getting cut off in traffic can quickly escalate to further aggression if you choose to honk or gesture at another driver,” it said in the article titled “Avoiding road rage: 12 ways you can escape aggressive driving.” Tips to stay safe even with aggressive drivers on the road include: Don’t make rude gestures or yell at other drivers because you’re not the police and it’s not your job to remind others how to drive. Avoid making eye contact with an aggressive driver who is trying to pick a fight. Use your horn sparingly and primarily only in emergency situations. Tap your horn lightly if you need to get a driver’s attention. In the road rage incident, Nuñal reportedly honked at Lim for blocking the road. Lim resented this, and that started the fight. Apologize if you’ve done something wrong. If you’ve accidentally cut off another driver, braked too fast, or made some other mistake that could be offensive, simply smile and wave as an apology. This will disarm and calm most drivers. Don’t drive under distress, when you’re angry, upset, or overtired. Give other drivers the benefit of the doubt. Many mistakes are unintentional and not meant as a personal offense. Consider whether responding aggressively is worth being injured or killed. If you are attacked, call 911 or drive to the nearest police station or public place with witnesses. Do not drive home. The incident Sunday morning was unfortunate. It should be addressed not by driving a wedge between two groups but by teaching road discipline. /div> /div> /div>.....»»

Source: Sunstar SunstarCategory: NewsMar 20th, 2017Related News

Raptors rout Pacers 116-91 in first meeting since playoffs

em>By Daniel Girard, Associated Press /em> TORONTO (AP) - DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points in three quarters, and all five Toronto starters were in double figures as the Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 116-91 on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). DeRozan added four assists and three rebounds and was able to rest the entire fourth quarter as the Raptors cruised to their second straight victory. Serge Ibaka had 16 points, while Jonas Valanciunas finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds as the Raptors improved to 41-29. Paul George had 18 points and Jeff Teague and Thaddeus Young added 16 apiece for the Pacers, who lost to Toronto for the eighth time in the last nine regular-season meetings. It was the first meeting between the teams since Game 7 of last year's first-round playoff series, which was won by Toronto. They face each other twice more over the next two weeks. .....»»

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

PBA: Rain or Shine now 2-0

Defending champion Rain or Shine survived the resurgence by an old gunslinger in the fourth quarter before leaning on crucial baskets by import Sean Taggart and Jeff Chan in overtime to hack out a 99-95 victory over Mahindra last night for its second straight win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsMar 19th, 2017Related News

ROS takes solo lead after overtime win against Mahindra

Rain or Shine got its head coach a perfect birthday gift. It was five minutes late but still, a great gift nonetheless. The defending champion Elasto Painters needed overtime Sunday to hold off a pesky Mahindra squad, 99-95, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Big Dome. Following a nice win to start their title defense two days ago, the Elasto Painters moved to 2-0 for an early lead in the mid-season conference. The victory was also a great way to cap head coach Caloy Garcia's day as he celebrated his 42nd birthday. 'It was a good game. Both teams wanted to win,' Garcia said. 'After a good win against NLEX, maybe we went in this game relaxed. Good thing we had the win. I think that's one of the things we have to experience. The chemistry ng matagal na kami magkasama is showing,' he added. After the Floodbuster zoomed to a 93-90 lead in overtime following a booming three from Bong Galanza, Rain or Shine unloaded a 9-2 finishing kick to maintian a clean slate despite a rocky start to its title defense. Jeff Chan, denied of a go-ahead layup in regulation, punched the dagger in the form or a corner triple for a 97-93 Rain or Shine lead with 1:44 left. Still down by four, Mahindra had the chance to tie and even take the lead in one possession but import James White failed to capitalize on a flagrant foul from Raymond Almazan and missed two free throws. The Floodbuster failed to connect from that point on. Shawn Taggart led the defending champions with 29 points, 10 reboundd, anf four assists while Beau Belga and James Yap were the top locals for ROS with 12 points apiece. Chan came off the bench to add 10 markers. Mahindra, who now fell to 0-2, had the golden opportunity for an upset in regulation. With Gary David finding his touch, the Floodbuster took an 86-80 lead with 2:34 to go only to see the Elasto Painters counter with an 8-2 run to force overtime. Even in the final seconds, White had the chance to win the whole thing for Mahindra but he missed a contested jumper. Regardless, the Floodbuster's 23-year-old reinforcement still led the Mahindra offense with 29 points and 21 rebounds. David added 13, all in the fourth period.   The scores: RAIN OR SHINE 99 - Taggart 29, Belga 12, Yap 12, Chan 10, Almazan 9, Ahanmisi 8, Washington 6, Ponferada 5, Tiu 5, Cruz 2, Norwood 1, Tolomia 0, Trollano 0. MAHINDRA 95 - White 29, David 13, Galanza 10, Celda 10, Deutchman 9, Paniamogan 8, Mallari 6, Caperal 4, Revilla 3, Guevarra 2, Salva 1, Teng 0, Yee 0, Arana 0, Salva 0, Ballesteros 0. Quarterscores: 22-24, 45-43, 68-66, 88-88, 99-95.   br /> --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

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

Modeste scores hat trick as Cologne beats Hertha 4-2

CIARAN FAHEY, Associated Press br /> BERLIN (AP) — Anthony Modeste boosted his appeal among suitors with a hat trick for Cologne to end its six-game winless run by beating Hertha Berlin 4-2 in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The 28-year-old Modeste took his season tally to 22 goals, just one behind league top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund. 'We don't know what we'd do without him,' Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn said. Modeste, who joined Cologne from Hoffenheim in 2015, has already been the subject of transfer speculation this season with Cologne receiving reported offers of up to 50 million euros ($54 million) from China for the French striker. 'For me it was clear that I wouldn't desert my team in the middle of the season,' said Modeste, who held talks with sporting director Joerg Schmadtke. 'Mr. Schmadtke said that we'll talk again in summer,' Modeste said. Schmadtke had told Kicker magazine, 'we will not jeopardize our sporting goals because of a transfer, even if it is a lot of money.' Yuya Osako fired host Cologne into an early lead, though Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein might have done better after letting the Japan forward's strike from distance slip through his fingers. Horn pulled off a good save to deny Vedad Ibisevic and the visitors were to rue the miss when Modeste scored twice in as many minutes. Hertha hadn't time to recover after Osako set up Modeste's first goal in the 35th minute before Modeste beat the offside trap to score again. Hertha was given a lifeline after the break when Horn conceded a penalty with a foul on Niklas Stark, and it was converted by Ibisevic. But any hopes of a comeback were dented when Modeste completed his hat trick in the 63rd on a well-played counterattack involving Marco Hoeger. American defender John Anthony Brooks restored some Hertha pride with a header from a corner with around 20 minutes left, though it couldn't prevent the side's sixth straight defeat away from home. 'I'm happy and satisfied in Cologne, and I want to keep scoring goals,' Modeste said recently. 'You can never say never and I don't know what will happen in future. But I know what I want now, for example to play in the Europa League with Cologne.' Cologne is well-placed to do just that. It moved sixth and above Eintracht Frankfurt, which was held to a scoreless draw by relegation-threatened Hamburger SV in the late game. ___ WERDER BREMEN 3, LEIPZIG 0 Bremen produced another upset to move away from the relegation zone with its fourth win in five games. 'Everyone is keeping pace in the table. You can't allow yourself to relax,' Bremen coach Alexander Nouri said after beating the second-placed team. Zlatko Junuzovic let fly with a curling shot inside the left post to give Bremen a 34th-minute lead. Junuzovic, captain in the absence of the injured Clemens Fritz, was also involved in Bremen's second before the hour-mark. He caught the Leipzig defense asleep with a free kick for the unmarked Florian Grillitsch to score. Florian Kainz sealed it in injury time with his first Bremen goal. Bremen moved 13th, two points clear of Hamburg in the relegation playoff place. ___ WOLFSBURG 1, DARMSTADT 0 If Wolfsburg had known that Mario Gomez can't stop scoring under Andries Jonker, the club would surely have appointed the Dutch coach much sooner. Gomez scored again in Jonker's third game in charge, breaking the deadlock before the interval when Jannes Horn's cross went in off his chest. It was Gomez' 12th goal in eight games under Jonker, including five games for Bayern Munich when Jonker was interim coach in 2011. Both remain unbeaten in their time together. Bottom side Darmstadt dropped 14 points from safety. ___ OTHER GAMES Hoffenheim boosted its chances of Champions League football with a 1-0 win at home over Bayer Leverkusen to consolidate fourth, which would guarantee a playoff for Europe's premier competition. Fifth-placed Hertha dropped five points behind. Freiburg gained more than host Augsburg from their 1-1 draw. It stayed eighth while Augsburg remained in a relegation scrap, level on 29 points with Wolfsburg and Bremen, just two points above Hamburg. Mainz is also on 29 points before hosting Schalke on Sunday. Also Sunday, defending champion Bayern Munich can stretch its lead to 13 points with a win at Borussia Moenchengladbach. .....»»

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