Rockets beat Jazz for 14th straight win

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Rozier’s dunk caps Celtics’ rally past Pacers OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Rodney Hood had 26 points off the bench for the Jazz, who have lost six of their last seven games. Without Dante Exum all season as he recovers from left shoulder surgery, the Jazz were also missing Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert and Raul Neto to various injuries on Monday night.“We didn’t have enough at the end,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “We couldn’t get stops in the fourth quarter and that can happen. We can say we ran out of gas, but they just continued to put pressure on us.”Utah led by five points entering the fourth quarter and had extended the lead to eight with about 10 minutes remaining. Houston then scored the next 15 points, powered by three straight 3-pointers by Gordon, to make it 98-91 with about 7 1/2 minutes left.Gordon made the first two before the Jazz called a timeout, but that didn’t cool him off as he hit another on Houston’s first possession after the timeout. Capela added a three-point play after that before Trevor Ariza added a 3-pointer to bring the crowd to its feet and spur Snyder to call another timeout.The Rockets were up by one at halftime. Utah scored the last five points of the third with a 3-pointer from Hood to take an 84-79 lead into the fourth quarter.TIP-INSJazz: Favors missed his second straight game with an eye laceration. … Gobert sat out for the second game in a row with a left knee sprain and bone bruise. … Neto sat out for the fourth straight game after sustaining a concussion. …Rockets: Nene (rest) did not play. … Capela returned after missing Saturday’s game with a bruised left heel. … Harden tied Moses Malone’s single-season franchise record of 29 straight games with 20 points or more.STICKING TO FOOTBALLAndre Ware, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1989 at Houston, participated in the Rockets’ First Shot promotion on Monday night where celebrities can win a $5,000 donation from owner Tilman Fertitta if they make a free throw. It didn’t appear that the 49-year-old’s athletic prowess translated to the basketball court as he air-balled the shot . Ware laughed and shook his head as the ball fell short of the basket. He wasn’t too upset though as he still earned $1,000 for charity by participating in the event. “You’re looking for it every time down the court,” he said. “I think guys were looking for me and it was just a fun game in that fourth quarter.”Harden added 26 points, Clint Capela had 24 points and 20 rebounds and Gordon finished with a season-high seven 3-pointers.The Rockets struggled from long range for most of the night, making just nine of 31 3-pointers in the first three quarters. The found their groove in the final period, when they made eight of 12 with five from Gordon to pull away for their 20th win in 21 games.Coach Mike D’Antoni was certainly happy Houston got the victory, but could have done without the Rockets waiting until the fourth quarter to pull away.“We’re getting away from getting out there and getting after them right at the beginning and blowing them out,” D’Antoni said. “Now we’re waiting until the end. We’re going against that and we’ll try to do a better job.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award THEY SAID ITHarden on Houston’s defense in the fourth quarter: “First three quarters we didn’t get stops consistently, and so we really couldn’t get out in transition. But (in the fourth) we got stops and knock down 3s — game’s over.”UP NEXTJazz: Visit Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Rockets: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, left, falls down shooting as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — With the amount of offensive weapons Houston has, teams have to choose who they’re going to try and stop.That often leaves other players with great opportunities to score, as was the case on Monday night when Utah keyed in on slowing down James Harden and Chris Paul to pave the way for Eric Gordon’s big night.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Gordon scored 17 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter to power a huge run that put the Rockets on top, and they cruised to their 14th straight win, 120-99.“All it takes is one of us to get hot and (Monday) it was EG,” Paul said. “And that was crazy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHouston used a 15-0 run early in the fourth to take the lead and was up by four midway through the quarter after a layup by Joe Ingles. The Rockets then scored 11 points in a row, capped by two 3-pointers from Gordon to make it 111-96 with about three minutes to go.Gordon said that was the hottest quarter he’s ever had and when he got rolling he hoped his teammates would continue to find him.last_img read more

FEU avenges 1st round loss to UE, claims share of 4th

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal And it’s not just the stinging loss to UE that FEU bounced back from as it also snapped its four-game losing skid to improve to 6-6, tying University of the Philippines in the fourth spot.Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela the win gave them a crucial extension in his team’s Final Four bid after falling to as low as sixth in the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“This is a new lease on life after that four-game losing streak and this was our first win of the second round,” said Racela. “We’re hoping to get the next game and another one to keep our hopes alive.”FEU started to create space across the first two quarter going on an 18-2 run to take a 34-13 lead after back-to-back threes courtesy of Arvin Tolentino midway through the second period. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Women wrestlers take on rivals and tradition in south Iraq Tolentino was a stable presence for the Tamaraws with 18 points, five rebounds, and two steals while Kenneth Tuffin added 17 points, eight of which came in the first and six from the fourth, and four boards.Barkley Eboña did much of the dirty work for FEU with 12 points and 16 rebounds.Alvin Pasaol finished with a game-high 24 points with 12 boards for the last placed Red Warriors who dropped to a 1-11 record.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Far Eastern University finally got retribution from its first round loss to University of the East after cruising to an 80-61 win in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Ynares center here.The Tamaraws fell victim to the Red Warriors in just their fourth game of the year losing horribly, 90-65.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Proof that Mario Balotelli isn’t lazy?

first_imgOh Mario! Blessed with buckets of talent, Mario Balotelli has struggled to live up to the initial hype that surrounded him when he burst on to the professional scene for Inter aged 17.He has since bounced between some of European football’s biggest clubs and now finds himself under the spotlight at Liverpool for a whole new set of reasons.Balotelli’s struggles since pitching up at Anfield have seen many quick to lambast the striker for a perceived lack of work-rate and effort. But is that entirely true?Above is a video that goes someway to dispel the myth that Balotelli is a ‘lazy’ player, but is this just an isolated example?Liverpool fans, do you consider Balotelli to be lazy or just unlucky? Comment below…last_img read more

Is this Man United target really worth £220,000 a week?

first_imgA day after his header earned Paris Saint-Germain a 1-1 draw against Chelsea in the Champions League, Edinson Cavani is again being linked with a move to Manchester United.The strike at Parc de Princes was his first goal in five games for the French giants and his 15th of the season.And now Louis van Gaal, according to the Metro, has ‘ordered’ the signing of the £50million-rated Uruguayan, who would command a wage of £220,000 a week.But is the lank-haired forward really worth those sums? Take a look at his best bits below and let us know your thoughts… Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani 1last_img read more

GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID

first_imgCongratulations to Liam Duffy and Conor McNulty who were both part of the GMIT team that won the All-Ireland Freshers B Final on thursday last. This is a wonderful achievement for the two lads who lined out for both the minors and reserves throughout the season.The is a Race Night on Friday 9th December in McGoldricks in aid of the N. Brid/Pettigo ladies team. This promises to be a good nights craic and everyone is welcome to attend on the night.The club expresses its deepest sympathy’s to Paul Gallagher and family Laghey on the recent death of his wife in America. Paul was a member of the senior team that won the junior and intermediate championships in 1986 and 1987 respectively. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam. The club are holding a “1986 Night” on the 30th December as a memory and get together for all those involved in the championship winning team of that year. There will be a half 7 mass for all deceased club members of the past in St.Brigids church Ballintra beforehand. Everyone is welcome to attend on the night and it promises to be a great nights craic with plenty of old tales to be told I’m sure. More information regarding the night will be given closer to the event. GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID was last modified: December 6th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NAOMH BRID GAA NOTESlast_img read more

ST COLUMBA’S COME UP SHORT IN SCHOOLS SOCCER SEMI-FINAL

first_imgAll Ireland School First Years Semi FinalColáiste Phadraig, CBS Lucan  4-1 St. Columba’s College, StranorlarSt Columba’s College Stranorlar suffered  heartbreak this afternoon when their First Years were beaten in the All Ireland Semi final by 4 goals to 1 by Coláiste Phadraig, CBS Lucan at  Kingspan Century Park , Monaghan. Columba’s got off to the best possible start when a Gareth Doherty free was tucked away by Dewi Bolger Moore for 8 yards out after just 6 minutes on the clock. But Lucan levelled the tie 2 minutes later  when Dylan Hayes scored direct from a free kick and they went in at half time 2-1 to the good through Tom Prior.Two more goals in the 52nd and 55th  minutes from Titi Baddington  and an Og killed any chance of St Columba’s getting back into the game and a possible final place against either Crescent College Comprehensive, Limerick or Rice College, Westport in a final down for decision next Wednesday afternoon. ST COLUMBA’S COME UP SHORT IN SCHOOLS SOCCER SEMI-FINAL was last modified: May 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ST COLUMBA’S COME UP SHORT IN SCHOOLS SOCCER SEMI-FINALlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS – DONEGAL GOLF CLUB (MURVAGH) COMPETITION RESULTS

first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Ladies Competitions.March Winter Links (10th March) 40 ladies competed in the final Links of the season. Our lowest handicap golfer, Norma Mullooly (12) was the winner with 33pts. Mary Talbot returned 32pts with Audrey Williamson from Enniskillen 3rd on 31pts.1st Norma Mullooly (12) 33pts2nd Mary Talbot (17) 32pts3rd Audrey Williamson (32) Enniskillen GC 31pts 4th Bernie Finn (15) 30pts BOTFront 9 Angela Colhoun (25) Newtownstewart GC (25) 17ptsBack 9 S. Redman (34) Enniskillen GC 17ptsBernie Finn won the Lady of the Links trophy closely followed by Mary Walsh who was runner up.9th & 11th March – 15 holes singles V Par – Sponsor: Donegal Town Hardware Norma Mullooly completed the double, winning both the Winter Links and the Donegal Town Hardware competitions. Mary Walsh was runner up with Bernie Finn in 3rd place.1st Norma Mullooly (12) 1 up2nd Mary Walsh (18) even3rd Bernie Finn (15) 1 down 4th Mary Talbot (17) 2 down BOTFront 9 Helen O’Shea (13) even9 hole competitionAfter spending the winter in India, Jane Sharkey won the 9 hole competition with 16pts on a break of tie from Mary B. Meehan.1st Jane Sharkey (36) 16pts BOT2nd Mary B. Meehan (27) 16pts.Upcoming events: 23rd & 25th March – 15 hole Stableford. Sponsor: A.I.B.Men’s Competitions.Pat Brogan was the winner of the Quinn Meehan & Co sponsored Singles Stableford competition played over the 16th & 17th of March.Results – 16th /17th March Singles Stableford.1. Pat Brogan (16) 35pts, (bot)2. Jason Conway (5) 35pts, (bot)3. Maurice Campbell(13) 35pts,4. Barry Kennedy(19) 34ptsGross: Bobby O’Shea (5) 25pts(SUN) Fergus Towey (17) 34pts(MON) Pauric Mullooly(15) 32ptsResults – Friday Open 14th March1. Sean Diver (16) 40pts2. Darren McDaid (3) 39pts3. Mark McKenna (Fortwilliam) (6) 38ptsGross: Jason Conway (5) 31ptsOpen Competitions continue each Friday during March & April.Concert – Friday 21st March @ 8pmThe Concert featuring The Abbey Singers, McNelis Cunningham Boyle School of Dancing, Chris Cassidy, and Sally Neary is this Friday the 21st March at 8pm in the Clubhouse. Tickets are available in the club or from any committee member.Membership Introduction Day & Junior Registration dayMembership Introduction Day takes place Saturday 22nd March at 2pm. This is an opportunity for anyone to try out the game of golf for a day.Junior Registration also takes place on Sat 22nd at 2pm.GOLF NEWS – DONEGAL GOLF CLUB (MURVAGH) COMPETITION RESULTS was last modified: March 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Golf Club Murvagh noteslast_img read more

VICTORIOUS DONEGAL LADIES HOMECOMING DETAILS

first_imgTHE VICTORIOUS Donegal Senior Ladies footballers are due to arrive back in the county later.Fans wishing to greet them can do so in Lifford at 8pm approximately (get those flags out for the newly-crowned Ulster Champions).Davy McLaughlin’s team are expected to arrive at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny at 8.30pm. Today’s victory over Monaghan heralded Donegal’s first Ulster senior title success. VICTORIOUS DONEGAL LADIES HOMECOMING DETAILS was last modified: July 26th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldonegal ladiesHOMECOMINGletterkennyLiffordlast_img read more

R200m plan to unite SA’s textile industry

first_img At the end of the initial five-year plan, he said, “the industry should have created between 7 000 and 8 000 jobs, as well as seen an active participation of about 600 newly formed small, medium and micro enterprises”. SAinfo reporter 27 June 2014 South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry has approved a R200-million grant and a five-year plan for the establishment of the Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster (Sastac), in a bid to improve the industry’s competitiveness while uniting it under an umbrella body. Making the announcement on Monday, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said the initiative sought to build the capacity of South Africa’s industry to supply local and international consumers with “fully traceable sustainable apparel and household textile products”. This would include supplying textile and apparel products that adhered to the 100% local content requirement for procurement by local government. Davies said the cluster would work to maximise production and beneficiation using local raw materials, “starting with cotton and then broadening its scope to include all other natural and synthetic fibres”, while incubating opportunities for small business participation and job creation throughout the value chain, “from farm to retail”.center_img The cluster would work with retailers to help the government with tracing goods and overcoming non-compliance within the industry. Heinrich Schultz, the newly appointed manager of the cluster, told The Star newspaper that Sastac would oversee about eight existing sub-clusters across the industry, helping to “mend a highly fragmented industry”.last_img read more

Meet the 2015 Ohio FFA Convention Student Reporters

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal are excited to announce yet another year of exceptional student reporters to help bring you live coverage of the 87th Ohio FFA State Convention, April 30th and May 1st at the Ohio Expo Center. They’ll be reporting alongside our staff and offering a view of convention from a member’s perspective, all while learning valuable communication skills and having fun in the process. Stay tuned to www.ocj.com for the latest updates from Ohio FFA.Here are this year’s student reporters:Taylor CasterTaylor Caster is a member of the Clyde FFA Chapter. She is currently a sophomore at Clyde High School and serves her chapter as its junior president. She’ll be serving as president next year. Taylor has participated in various CDEs such as Parliamentary Procedure, Agricultural Sales, Dairy Judging, and Public Speaking. Outside of school, she is involved with the Riley Booster 4-H Club serving as reporter, Jr. Fair Board and Jr. Leadership Club. Taylor also loves to show livestock at the Sandusky County Fair, this year she plans to show Market Lambs, Hogs, and Turkeys. She is also serving as 2014 Sandusky County Fair Lamb & Wool Queen. Taylor hopes that this experience will enhance her speaking ability and allow her to broaden her horizons as she begins to take on new challenges.  Jarrett CrowthersJarrett Crowthers is a freshman member of the Edgewood/Butler Tech FFA Chapter. He is currently serving as the 2015-2016 Chapter Secretary. Crowthers this year had the joy of winning the state Public Speaking contest. Outside of FFA, he has participated in school plays and musicals, show choir, and has actively raised animals. He’ll be showing cattle and rabbits at this year’s Butler County Fair. Jarrett hopes to meet new people and make new friendships from the student reporter experience.    Libby HoslerLibby Hosler is a member in the Chief Logan FFA Chapter. She serves as the chapter reporter and is involved in a wide variety of Career Development Events. A junior in High School, Hosler is a class officer, member of student council, National Honor Society, and the Varsity Cross Country, Track, and Cheerleading teams. Her agricultural interests include raising market goats and rabbits for the fair.     Evan SmithEvan Smith is returning to offer his skills and talents as a Student Reporter for the second year, having been a reporter at the 2014 Ohio FFA State Convention. He hopes to bring some new experience to the reporting team. After last year’s convention, Evan began a student internship at a local radio station, reporting on the five FFA chapters in his home county. Smith is currently a junior at Canal Winchester High School, but is a member of the Bloom-Carroll FFA Chapter. Evan took second in the state at Extemporaneous Public Speaking this year and will be receiving his State FFA Degree the convention. He would like to someday attend The Ohio State University, but is still undecided on a major.last_img read more