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LeBron s 40 bests Zion, sends Lakers past Pelicans 118-109

LeBron s 40 bests Zion, sends Lakers past Pelicans 118-109.....»»

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House of Representatives pays tribute to Kobe

The House of Representatives paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant in a display of memorabilia from Speaker Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano’s private collection at the Batasan Plenary Hallway, Quezon City, last Monday, the same day that the Staples Center held a Celebration of Life memorial to honor the former Los Angeles Lakers star......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports19 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

James& rsquo; & lsquo;dream& rsquo; shake lifts Lakers past Celts

Los Angeles--LeBron James delivered the go-ahead jumper with 30 seconds left to help lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 114-112 victory over the Boston Celtics Sunday as the two decorated franchises renewed their historic rivalry......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 24th, 2020Related News

Luwawu-Cabarrot scores 21 as Nets defeat Hornets 115-86

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and the Brooklyn Nets appeared to be on a mission after surrendering a 20-point lead in their last game. And it showed with almost every Nets player that played. Luwawu-Cabarrot led a balanced scoring attack with 21 points and the Nets built a 25-point lead in the third quarter and didn't let up, snapping the Charlotte Hornets' three-game win streak with a 115-86 victory Saturday night. Eight Brooklyn players scored in double figures, including Caris LeVert with 17. Garrett Temple added 15 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Allen had 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Nets bounced back from an overtime loss in Philadelphia on Thursday. “We want more than what we have right now. We just want more,” Luwawu-Cabarrot said. “We're hungry." Brooklyn built a 10-point halftime lead and outscored the Hornets 33-13 in the third quarter to take control. This time, the Nets didn't let the lead slip away. “We played with a chip on our shoulder,” said Nets coach Kenny Atkinson. “I think we wanted to prove something. I felt it before the game in the locker room. We feel like we can still do something special.” P.J. Washington had 16 points for the Hornets. “They were just making shots pretty much the whole game, getting offensive rebounds and getting stops and getting out in transition," Washington said. "We couldn’t really stop them from hitting corner 3s.” Atkinson was pleased with the balanced scoring in the aftermath of the team's announcement that point guard Kyrie Irving would not return to play this season. “The ball was hopping tonight," Atkinson said. “It was moving around; guys were touching it. But with all that being said, we miss Kyrie and we need Kyrie. Badly. So, it was a good performance, I’m very pleased. Was very pleased by the maturity we showed.” The Hornets managed to beat the Bulls in Chicago on Thursday night without co-leading scorer Devonte Graham scoring a point. But they couldn't replicate the feat against the Nets with Graham struggling again from the field. One of the league's most improved players this season, Graham was limited to six points on 1-of-10 shooting by the Nets. The Nets are in the midst of a stretch of eight of 10 games on the road. They are 3-2 so far during that run. TIP-INS Nets: Former North Carolina Tar Heel Theo Pinson received a big cheer when he scored his first points late in the fourth quarter. ... Spencer Dinwiddle had 10 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Hornets: Malik Monk has scored 15 or more points in six straight games, the longest streak of such games since he had seven straight in 2018. ... Bench was outscored 50-27. GRAHAM'S SLUMP Hornets coach James Borrego said Graham's slump is in part due to how much attention other teams are paying him. But he said it's up to the second-year guard to continue to fight through the pressure and improve. “He just has to keep grinding and working his way through it,” Borrego said. “You don't hang your head. You just keeping working and grow. I hope the next team throws the full bucket at him again. That's how you grow and adapt to this league and get better.” ZONED UP The Nets used a zone defense at different points in the game and it seemed to rattle the Hornets. “I think the zone really disrupted us, took us out of our little motions so credit to them they were just better than us tonight," Monk said. UP NEXT Nets: Host the Orlando Magic on on Monday night. Hornets: Visit the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 23rd, 2020Related News

Anthony Davis big 2nd half leads Lakers past Grizz, 117-105

Anthony Davis big 2nd half leads Lakers past Grizz, 117-105.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 22nd, 2020Related News

Postponed Lakers-Clippers game rescheduled for April 9

Postponed Lakers-Clippers game rescheduled for April 9.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 22nd, 2020Related News

Lakers waive Cousins; showdown vs Clippers rescheduled to April

Per NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers released Cousins despite his hopes for a playoff return......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 22nd, 2020Related News

Postponed Lakers game after Kobe’s death rescheduled

  LOS ANGELES, USA – The January 28 NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers that was postponed in the wake of Kobe Bryan t's death has been rescheduled. The Western Conference rivals will make up the game on April 9. The date means the Lakers will play on ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 22nd, 2020Related News

World Cup champion women pushed: Could they beat German men?

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Carli Lloyd was pushed over and over on differences between women and men. "Do you think the women's national team could beat the German men's team?" U.S. Soccer Federation lawyer Noah Finkel asked during a Dec. 20 deposition. "I'm not sure," the two-time FIFA Player of the Year replied. Finkel inquired about a 2015 email interview Lloyd conducted through her agent's assistant with the website Sportskeeda. "You wrote men are faster and stronger, right?" Finkel probed. "Yeah, if you take those away, yeah, it would be a contest," Lloyd said. Again and again, members of the champion U.S. women's team were pushed to detail distinctions between their sport, which they dominate, and the men's game, where the Americans struggle. Lawyers for the USSF are trying to show it's OK to pay the women differently than the men because the competition is different. The sides made excerpts of depositions public in court filings Thursday night. "The tone during depositions is reflective of the kind of condescension that many USSF officials employ when talking to the players about pay and workplace conditions," said Molly Levinson, spokeswoman for the players, "including the plainly disrespectful and sexist attitudes from USSF and their representatives during CBA negotiations when they refused to offer anything close to equal pay." The women sued last year, alleging the USSF violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 in reaching what they say is an inferior collective bargaining agreement with the women than the deal struck with the American men. They are seeking more than $66 million in damages. The federation maintains the women have many benefits the men lack, including guaranteed salaries, health insurance, paid child-care assistance, pregnancy and parental leave, severance pay and access to a 401(k) retirement plan. Men get paid by the game and tournament, most earning the majority of their income from their club. Reigning FIFA Player of the Year Megan Rapinoe was questioned about her response in an interview she gave to Pod Save America in which she said: "Our pay structure is different. We play different games. We're different rankings in the world. Like, it's just apples to oranges." The USSF said that from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2019, the women's national team had gross revenue of $101.3 million for 238 games, an average of $425,446, and the men grossed $185.7 million for 191 matches, an average of $972,147. The women had a $27.6 million net loss over 11 years and the men lost $3.13 million. "The international soccer environment in which the MNT players compete is far more competitive by many measures than that in which plaintiffs compete," the USSF said in one of its papers filed with the court. "The MNT players have lower odds of succeeding in the face of such greater competition. In short, MNT players must achieve more and/or better results against tougher competition in order to qualify for, and succeed in, tournament competition." Barring a settlement, the trial is scheduled to start May 5 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The women's five-year labor deal runs through 2021 while the men play under the terms of a contract that expired Dec. 31. During her deposition on Jan. 15, former U.S. coach Jill Ellis testified she was told the men got chartered flights at times and the women didn't. The USSF spent about $10.7 million on hotels for the men and approximately $7.3 milllion on the women during the fiscal years 2012-20. Air travel was about $6.3 million for the women during that period and $14.3 million for the men, many of whom play in Europe. The USSF increased first- and business-class travel for the women in 2017. Speaking during her Dec. 20 deposition, Lloyd talked about personally training with the Medford Strikers' under-18 boys team in New Jersey.  "It's different in the sense that men are bigger, stronger, faster. That's their makeup. There's no -- there's no denying science in that regard," she said. "But I am the most skillful player there. So if you take their speed and athleticism and their strength away, it's the same game." Former USSF President Sunil Gulati, speaking during a Dec. 17 deposition, used a comparison with an NBA star to point out differences. "LeBron James doesn't get a bonus for getting 15 points and for the Lakers finishing out of the playoffs," he said. “The expectations for him are different based on who they're playing against, what — who he is, what the level is.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 22nd, 2020Related News

Haaland nets 2 to give Dortmund 2-1 win over PSG in CL

Haaland nets 2 to give Dortmund 2-1 win over PSG in CL.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 19th, 2020Related News

Robbed again!

  WITH various issues besetting the NBA and in the aftermath of the deaths of former commissioner David Joel Stern (age 77) and all-time Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe bean Bryant (age 41) last month, this was one controversy that the NBA did not need to have – an anomalous manipulation of the scores of […] The post Robbed again! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2020Related News

NBA: Miami s Jones wins slam dunk contest; Hield tops 3-point shootout

CHICAGO (AP) —  Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker jams. Jones and Gordon each got a perfect 50 on both of their dunks in the final. Then they got two more perfect scores on their first jam in the dunk-off. Jones then took off from just inside the foul line and threw down a windmill jam with his left hand, drawing a 48 from the panel of five judges. After a short discussion with Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, Gordon brought out 7-foot-5 Boston Celtics rookie Tacko Fall and positioned him near the basket. He then took the ball from Fall's hands on his way to a thunderous dunk. The United Center gasped as the courtside NBA stars celebrated. But Gordon was awarded a 47, giving the victory to Jones. Gordon also lost a memorable dunk contest to Zach LaVine in 2016. Earlier, Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield made a late surge to win the NBA 3-Point Contest. Hield nailed a two-point money ball from the corner to finish with 27 points, edging Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker by one in the final round. Hield is one of the few bright spots for struggling Sacramento, averaging 20.4 points while shooting about 39 percent from 3-point range. Washington's Davis Bertans opened the second and final round with a 22, before Booker eliminated him. Defending champion Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago's Zach LaVine were eliminated after they failed to crack the top three in the first round. Five racks with five balls each were set up around the perimeter — two in the corner, two on the wings and one up top. Four of those racks had four balls worth one point each plus a multi-colored two-point ball. The other had nothing but moneyballs. There were also two green balls worth three points set up six feet behind the 3-point line......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

Lakers Davis back in hometown for All-Star Game

Lakers Davis back in hometown for All-Star Game.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Ateneo stamps class on winless Letran to sweep PCCL 2020 elims

On the back of a 30-4 third quarter onslaught, Ateneo de Manila University pounded on Colegio de San Juan de Letran and powered its way to the Final Four of the 2020 Philippine Collegiate Champions League. From a tied tally at 35-all at the half, the Blue Eagles rang off 20 unanswered points that eventually ended as a convincing 79-61 victory, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. As always, the UAAP champions got contributions from up and down the roster, with Dwight Ramos and Troy Mallillin showing the way this time around with the former finishing with 16 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists and the latter ending with 16 markers and six boards of his own. Still, they were actually chasing down the newly crowned kings of the NCAA after one and a half quarters before Ramos sparked a late charge to end the first half. And coming out of halftime, Ateneo just turned it up a notch and only allowed two makes on defense while burning down the nets on offense. Letran would never recover and saw its campaign come to a close without a win. The undefeated Blue Eagles now await the winner of the Visayas-Mindanao group for a semifinal showdown scheduled on March 7 at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. SJ Belangel chipped in 10 points as they ran through the gauntlet of UAAP and NCAA Finalists without a loss. Pao Javillonar fronted the effort for the Knights with 15 points. Without Larry Muyang and Ato Ular in this one, however, they didn't have enough firepower to match up with the Blue Eagles. BOX SCORES ATENEO 79 - D. Ramos 16, Mallillin 16, Belangel 10, Credo 8, Daves 6, Fornilos 6, Kouame 5, Tio 5, Navarro 4, Mamuyac 2, E. Ramos 1, Chiu 0, P. Maagdenberg 0, Berjay 0, E. Maagdenberg 0. LETRAN 61 - Javillonar 15, Fajarito 10, Yu 9, Brutas 6, Mina 5, Pambid 5, Guarino 5, Rocacurva 4, Reyson 2, Ambohot 0, Banez 0. QUARTER SCORES: 11-16, 35-35, 65-39, 79-61. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Kobe Bryant among 8 finalists for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame

    NEW YORK, USA – Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant , the Los Angeles Lakers legend killed last month in a helicopter crash , was among 8 finalists named Friday, February 14, for 2020 induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Bryant, an 18-time NBA All-Star in his first year of eligibility, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Registration para sa memorial service ni Kobe, Gianna, sinimulan na

US – Binuksan ng Los Angeles Lakers ang rehistrasyon para sa mga gustong dumalo sa memorial service ng pumanaw na basketbolistang si Kobe Bryant at anak nitong si Gianna sa Staples Center sa darating na Feb. 24. Pinamagatan itong “Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant,” kung saan nagkakahalaga ang ticket ng higit P11,000. […] The post Registration para sa memorial service ni Kobe, Gianna, sinimulan na appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Kobe tributes abound at NBA All-Star tiff in Chicago

Los Angeles---Tributes to the late Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers legend who died last month in a helicopter crash, will play a major role in Sunday’s 69th NBA All-Star Game......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Lakers edge Nuggets in overtime

Los Angeles---Anthony Davis scored a team-high 33 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Denver 120-116 in overtime in the final game before the all-star break for two of the top teams in the West......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 13th, 2020Related News

James triple double, Davis lead Lakers past Nuggets 120-116

James triple double, Davis lead Lakers past Nuggets 120-116.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 13th, 2020Related News

LOOK: Another court mural done to remember Kobe Bryant

MANILA, Philippines – The tributes continue to pour in for NBA icon Kobe Bryant even two weeks after his death. Another massive mural was painted on the hardcourt in honor of the Los Angeles Lakers great, this time at the Tenement in Punta, Sta Ana.  Painted World, a group of visual ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2020Related News