Collison, Oladipo lead balanced Pacers to rout of Phoenix

first_imgView comments Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) steals the ball on Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — There are some NBA games that are over shortly after they began.The Indiana Pacers’ 120-97 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night was one of them.ADVERTISEMENT “I thought we did a good job on some of their best players,” Collison said. “Booker is a talented player and we knew if he got it going we were in for a long night. I think we did a good job containing him the best that we can and we just played great team defense. When we play great team defense, we can do what we want at the offensive end.”In an otherwise bad night for Phoenix, 17-year NBA veteran Tyson Chandler grabbed 14 rebounds to become the 40th player in league history to top 10,000 for his career (10,003).“It means a lot,” he said, “because when you come into this league as a young player you’re just trying to survive. Now at the latter part of my career, to start to get some of these milestones, it just reminds you of all the hard work, the sacrifices, the journey you’ve got to make.”Interim coach Jay Triano called the Chandler milestone “’unbelievable.”“Anytime you do something that only 40 people have done in the history of the game,” Triano said, “I think that’s an incredible honor.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Darren Collison had 19 points to lead seven players in double figures and the Pacers jumped on the Suns early and never let up.Victor Oladipo scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half for the Pacers, who were coming off a home victory over Cleveland and have won four of five after a five-game losing streak. Cory Joseph added 16 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic had 14 for Indiana.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 folk“I thought it was really good. We wanted to start this road trip off right,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “I thought defensively we were focused, making them earn everything they got. Offensively, we had good ball movement. We were pretty consistent with that for 48 minutes.”Rookie Josh Jackson scored a career-best 21 points for Phoenix, which has lost four of five. Devin Booker added 15, but on 5-of-16 shooting, 1 of 6 from 3-point range. 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Suns, playing without second-leading scorer T.J. Warren, led only briefly early. Indiana went on a 15-4 run to go up 23-11 and led 30-16 after one quarter.Phoenix never got it to single digits again, trailing by as many as 25 in the second quarter. In the third quarter, the lead reached 92-59 (33 points) on T.J. Leaf’s 3-pointer.Indiana opened the second half with a 16-8 run to lead 46-24 on Al Jefferson’s layup with 7:09 left in the half. Indiana led 64-44 at the break.“I just thought tonight we lacked juice, I don’t know why, at both ends,” Triano said. “Our cuts weren’t’ precise offensively and defensively we were a half-step behind them every time they made a move.”TIP INSPacers: Indiana committed a season-low six turnovers. … Opened a five-game trip through the West. … Indiana shot 54.5 percent to the Suns’ 41.2 percent. …. Indiana still is just 8-16 against Suns since 2005-06.Suns: Warren, averaging 19.7 points per game, was a late scratch with low back soreness. … Marquese Chriss missed his second straight game with a right hip strain. … Suns’ most one-sided loss of season was 142-116 at home against Houston on Nov. 16. … Jackson made 4 of 5 shots in the first quarter, the rest of the Suns 2 of 20. … Phoenix was 2 of 15 on 3s in the first quarter. …. Dragan Bender started and was 0-for-7 shooting, six of them errant 3s, and did not score in 30 minutes. … Phoenix plays the next four and six of the next seven on the road.UP NEXTPacers: at Utah on Monday night.Suns: at Portland on Tuesday night. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bleak day for Americans in Melbourne: Venus, Stephens outlast_img read more

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Arresting officer testifies as PI continues

first_imgBabita Sarjou’s murderThe Preliminary Inquiry into the murder of Babita Sarjou, the woman who had disappeared six years ago,Sharnandand Narainecontinued on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Sharnandand Naraine, called “Anand”, the ex-husband of Sarjou, of Lot 51 Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown and Dorel Pronton, called “Yankee” of Lot 54 Broad Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, both appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.One of the arresting officers, Corporal Sherwin Laundry, gave his testimony in on Wednesday.He was among the group of officers, who arrested both Naraine and Pronton and was also the officer who transported Pronton to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters.Attorney Peter Hugh is representing Naraine, while Pronton is being represented by Attorney Nigel Hughes.It is alleged that on November 4, 2010, the two men conspired to murder Sarjou. The Preliminary Inquiry is set to continue on August 4.After being missing for six years, Police were able to crack the case after they received information about the death of Sarjou.On May 22, 2016, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, accompanied by several Policemen, swooped down on the home of Naraine, where they dug up a shallow grave in the yard in which a woman’s remains were found.Sarjou went missing on November 4, 2010, after she allegedly received a call from Naraine, who stated that he would accompany her to a Diwali motorcade. It is alleged that Sarjou got into Naraine’s vehicle where she was strangled by Pronton who was in the back seat.Her lifeless body was reportedly transported to the home of Naraine where it was allegedly buried in the shallow grave.last_img read more

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Pasadena Trojans seeking players, coaches

first_img Openings for football and cheer coaches and other volunteer positions are available. For information call (626) 551-0136 or visit www.pasadenatrojans.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pasadena Pop Warner Trojans youth football and cheer is accepting registration. The costs are as follows: $110 for flag (ages 5-6), $175 for tackle (ages 7-15) and $110 for cheer (ages 6-15). Sign-up fees will increase in June. last_img read more

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Fulham 1-5 AFC Bournemouth: Cherries Championship leaders after thrashing Fulham

first_img Pitman celebrates 1 Bournemouth marched their way back to the top of the Championship after thrashing Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage.Two goals from Brett Pitman and Matt Ritchie and a screamer from Steve Cook sent the Cherries back to the top of the table.Fulham found themselves down to ten men just past the hour mark but the game was already over with the south-coast side three-nil up.Substitute Matt Smith scored Fulham’s goal after good work from Ross McCormack.After an end to end start, it took the Cherries just under half an hour to take the lead. Pitman opened the scoring after converting a Charlie Daniels’ cross from 12 yards out.This was Pitman’s first goal in 12 games; his last was also against Fulham in December 2014.In the 36th minute, winger Ritchie cut in from the right, unleashing a left foot shot from 20-yards out. His shot seemed to be on target but a deflection off centre back Nikolay Bodurov sent the ball past goal keeper Marcus Bettinelli.A frantic ten minutes in the second half, at the Cottage saw three goals and a red card.On the hour mark, Pitman picked the ball up on the half-way line and ran the ball the whole half of the pitch, past four helpless Fulham defenders to then coolly slot past Bettinelli.Substitute Matt Smith gave the home side the smallest of lifelines slotting home past on loan Southampton ‘keeper Artur Boruc but just two minutes later that lifeline disappeared as Fernando Amorebieta was sent off for denying a goal scoring opportunity.From the resulting free kick, Ritchie doubled his tally for the night as the winger unleashed another 20yard drive this time straight through a group of Fulham defenders, leaving Bettinelli standing.The final nail was slammed into the home side’s coffin in the 84th minute as defender Steve Cook picked the ball up on the corner of the area and fired an unstoppable shot into the top left hand corner, a great goal.The Cherries sit top of the table after this brilliant performance but could be leapfrogged tomorrow if fellow promotion challengers Derby and Watford win or leaders Middlesbrough avoid defeat.For Fulham though, the West London side sit in 20th, six points above the relegation zone. The six point gap must be seen as a positive after this performance.last_img read more

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No sign of end to impasse, but Joe Duffy vows to ‘stay ready’

first_imgJOE DUFFY’S future with the UFC franchise remains up in the air, but the Burtonport man has no intentions of quitting the sport.Duffy, 3-1 as a UFC fighter, has one fight of a five-bout contract remaining, but with an impasse no closer to being resolved the 28-year-old is uncertain as to his future.Duffy is 16-2 as a mixed martial artist, but has not fought since his first-round destruction of Mitch Clarke in Las Vegas in July. Duffy was offered a place at UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast, but turned down the chance as he was unhappy with the opponent that had been lined up.“I would love to have been on the Belfast card but things didn’t work out the way I was hoping,” Duffy said in an interview with the42.ie.“It’s a bit of a shame and obviously for the Irish fans I think it would have been nice for them to have had a few more Irish fighters on the card. But that’s business. That’s the way it works out.”“There’s been no contact between my management and the UFC. We haven’t really heard anything from them since, so the plan is to stay ready over Christmas, get ready for a fight in the new year and fight out my contract. But for now there’s been no contact from the UFC whatsoever.” Even if Duffy does sever ties with the UFC, he won’t be walking away from the octagon.He said: “I don’t think it’ll get to the point that I end up quitting. It’s just that it’s a short career and you’ve got to start thinking now about what comes after it.“When I went to the UFC Athlete Summit, I saw how many of those fighters left the sport with nothing. That’s what I’ve got to start thinking about now.“I didn’t go to university. I spent my whole life doing this, working towards this. I’ve got to think about it now and I’m sure I’ll secure a deal that will be a lot better for my future.”No sign of end to impasse, but Joe Duffy vows to ‘stay ready’ was last modified: December 13th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:burtonportJoe Duffylast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: NORTH WEST SUCCESS AT TAILTEANN GAMES

first_imgBY EAMONN HARVEY The Tailteann Games schools Inter Provincial held in unfavourable windy conditions in Santry today-Saturday – had a number of exceptional performances by North West athletes.Impressive Zak Irwin, Grammar School Sligo won the 100/200m -the later event  in a time of 22.7secs and into a – 5 home straight breeze being most impressive.Cian McBride, Sunmerhill College, Sligo, in a nail biting 800m final – literally fell across the line -was given the same time as the 2nd athlete and the winning nod when the electronic timing was visited (pictured above!) Kelly McGrory and Kate McGowan both Abbey Voc Donegal Town, were equally impressive in winning the 300m H/80m H.Both also recorded 3rd place finishes in the 80m H -Kelly and Long Jump -Kate. Kelly in the last event of the day ran the fastest 300m leg of the day when anchoring Ulster in the 4 x 300m relay.John Kelly, Royal and Prior Raphoe, once again pushed the 5k shot beyond 16metres for victoryWhen the selectors met earlier this evening all five athletes mentioned above were automatically included on the Irish schools team for the Home countries  International in Ashford, Kent in three weeks time. ATHLETICS: NORTH WEST SUCCESS AT TAILTEANN GAMES was last modified: June 24th, 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:ATHLETICS: NORTH WEST SUCCESS AT TAILTEANN GAMESlast_img read more

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Yahoo and TiVo team up

first_imgSAN JOSE – Yahoo Inc. and TiVo Inc. are teaming up to blend some of their services, a move that further fades the lines between offices and living rooms, TVs and PCs. Under a partnership to be announced today, the two will collaborate to offer Yahoo’s Internet-based content and services through TiVo’s digital video recording devices. Starting today, users of Yahoo’s TV page will be able to click on a record-to-TiVo button directly from a television program listing to remotely schedule recordings. And in the coming months, possibly before the end of the year, Yahoo’s traffic and weather content, as well as its users’ photos will be viewable on televisions via TiVo’s broadband service and easy-to-use screen menu. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Edward Lichty, TiVo’s vice president of corporate strategy, said TiVo hopes the collaboration will set the foundation for a long-term relationship. TiVo subscribers already have the ability to remotely schedule recordings from the TiVo Web site, but this will give the DVR pioneer a way to potentially tap Yahoo’s large user base and gain some much-needed new customers. The Alviso, Calif.-based company has about 3.6 million subscribers but it accrued fewer new customers in its last fiscal second quarter than it did the previous year, according to the company’s financial report released in August. And though the company posted its first profit in its eight-year history during that quarter, some analysts question whether the company can continue to grow as satellite and cable companies develop their own DVR technology that offer lower subscription fees. Meanwhile, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo, the leading destination on the Web, is seeing tremendous growth as more people turn to the Internet for news, entertainment, communication, and other services. But the Internet giant is also under constant pressure from rivals Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to expand its own offerings. The partnership will benefit both companies, Yahoo and TiVo executives said. For TiVo in particular, the ability to let its subscribers access Yahoo’s content from their televisions marks a significant development in the company’s year-old campaign to expand beyond basic digital video recording services to becoming more of an entertainment hub, Lichty said. Bringing Internet access to the TV screen is nothing new. Most previous efforts – notably WebTV – were dismal failures. Lichty thinks the Yahoo-TiVo offering will be different. “It’s not about having a Web browser on your TV and having a keyboard on your lap. It’ll still be focused on the TV experience and navigating with the remote control,” Lichty said. “And this builds on existing use patterns. It doesn’t require people to relearn anything.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Forest v Fulham: Amorebieta plays

first_imgFernando Amorebieta makes his first appearance of the season and Hugo Rodallega also starts for Fulham at Nottingham Forest, who are without injured duo Chris Cohen and Andy Reid. Fulham: Kiraly; Bodurov, Hutchinson, Burn, Amorebieta; Hoogland, Parker, Fotheringham, Stafylidis; McCormack, Rodallega.Subs: Bettinelli, Eisfeld, Roberts, G. Williams, Hyndman, David, Kavanagh.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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SA scientists win AU awards

first_imgScience in Africa is to come under the spotlight through the AU Scientific Awards. (Image: Nasa)Two South African scientists have walked off with top honours at the inaugural African Union Scientific Awards. The awards programme was launched in September 2009, and the laureates were announced earlier in 2010.Witwatersrand University’s (Wits) Professor Diane Hildebrandt and Professor Patrick Eriksson of Pretoria University were singled out for the prestigious honour from 48 entries sent in from all over Africa.Two categories were judged – Life and Earth Sciences, which Eriksson won; and Basic Science, Technology and Innovation, which Hindebrandt won. Each received a prize worth US$100 000 (R731 061).President Jacob Zuma was quick to applaud the achievement of the two scientists during the awards ceremony, which took place in Addis Ababa during the 14th AU summit.“I say with pride that South Africans continue to display excellence in various fields in the international arena,” said the president.“On behalf of the South African people I wish to congratulate Professor Hildebrandt and Professor Eriksson, and wish them well in their endeavours to make Africa and the world a better place to live.”Top achieverHildebrandt, one of South Africa’s top chemical engineers, is a professor of sustainable process engineering in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, and is also co-director at the university’s Centre for Optimisation Modelling and Process Synthesis.She started her career as a process engineer at South Africa’s fuel giant Sasol and obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in chemical engineering from Wits University. Her career at her alma mater now spans more than 20 years.Hildebrandt was the first woman chemical engineer to earn an A rating from the National Research Foundation. A prolific author, she has more than 50 papers to her name.Winning awards is not a novelty for her – she’s already been honoured with the Vice-Chancellor’s Researcher of the Year Award in 2002; the Bill Neale-May Gold Medal of the South African Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2000; the Meiring Naudé medal of the Royal Society of South Africa in 1997; the Distinguished Researcher Award of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996; and the President’s Award of the Foundation for Research and Development in 1996 and 2010.“I’m grateful for the award and look forward to making further contributions to Africa and its development,” she said in an interview with University World News, adding that there are many scientists who strive to improve conditions for all Africans, often under difficult circumstances.Internationally respectedEriksson is head of Pretoria University’s Geology Department, a post he has held since 2006. He joined the department as a lecturer in 1982 and rose to a professorship 12 years later. Eriksson completed his PhD in 1984 and obtained a higher doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich in 1998.He lectures in sedimentology and his research focuses on the evolution of Precambrian (sedimentary) basins. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Geological Society of Africa, and still finds time to act as editor-in-chief of the Journal of African Earth Sciences.The National Research Foundation gave him an A research rating in 2007.Well respected on an international level, he founded the Global Precambrian Sedimentation Syndicate in 1997, an informal working group comprising 16 eminent scientists from South Africa, the US, UK, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Brazil, Australia, and India.Accepting the AU award, Eriksson paid tribute to his peers on the continent.Boosting African scienceThe AU Scientific Awards programme is aimed at inspiring the continent’s best minds to bigger and better achievements, and also celebrates their efforts to boost entrepreneurship in science and research, attract investment into African science, and establish scientific centres of excellence in Africa.The African Academy of Sciences, Twas (formerly the Third World Academy of Sciences) bureau in Africa, and the Network of African Science Academies adjudicated the awards.Winners are selected according to several criteria, including the number of publications they have written or co-written, the number of graduate research students they have mentored, and the relevance of their work in tackling the challenges facing the African continent as well as the ease of application.Besides the AU Science Award, also up for grabs are the AU Young Scientist Award, handed out on a national level to promising researchers under 35 years of age, and the AU Woman Scientist Award, which is region-based. These prizes fall into the same two categories as the main accolade.last_img read more

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SA Women’s Sevens set for tough Hong Kong test

first_img27 August 2014The Springbok Women’s Sevens team has been drawn to face France, China and Mexico in their pool matches at the IRB Women’s World Sevens Qualifier in Hong Kong next month, the International Rugby Board announced on Tuesday.South Africa is among the 12 countries going head-to-head at the Shek Kip Mei Stadium on 12 and 13 September for the four places up for grabs in the core group of the 2014/2015 IRB Women’s Sevens World Series.Core teamsNew Zealand, Australia, Russia, England, Spain, the USA and Canada have already secured their places in the tournament, while Japan, China, Kenya, Brazil, Fiji, Mexico, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Argentina and South Africa will battle it out for the last four core team places.The top four teams at the conclusion of the 2014/2015 World Series will qualify automatically for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.OptimisticSpringbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel was optimistic on Tuesday that his team could qualify for the World Series, but he expected them to be tested physically and mentally in Hong Kong.“Every team will enter the competition with the same goal and that is to qualify for the World Series, with an eye on having a shot at Olympic qualification, so we have to approach each match with the same determined attitude,” Dazel stated.“We faced France in the Amsterdam World Sevens Series leg in May and suffered a 0-26 defeat and they beat us 19-5 in the Hong Kong Invitational in March, so we know we are in for a tough start to the series.“We have also seen China and Mexico in action and they have players with good skills and speed, so we will certainly not write them off.”Training campDazel, however, said if his team was able to maintain the high tempo of their training sessions throughout their two-week training camp in Stellenbosch and replicate that form on the field in the tournament, they could achieve their goal.“I have been impressed with the players’ focus and the intensity of our training sessions on the first two days of the camp,” he said. “This is exactly what I expect from the players in Hong Kong.“We all realise the importance of progressing to the semi-finals of the tournament and one can sense that in the players’ attitude and work ethic. They know they will have to be at their best to achieve it.”In Pool B, Japan, Fiji, Argentina and Fiji will do battle, while Pool C features Hong Kong, Brazil, the Netherlands and Portugal.2014/15 IRB Women’s Sevens World SeriesThe 2014/15 IRB Women’s Sevens World Series will feature six rounds, beginning on 4 and 5 December in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.Sao Paulo, Brazil, will be the venue for round two of the action on 7 and 8 February, with the third round taking place in Atlanta, the USA, on 14 and 15 March.The action moves north of the border to Langford in British Columbia. Canada, for round four on 18 and 19 April, then crosses the Atlantic Ocean for the fifth round in London, the United Kingdom, on 15 and 16 May.The World Series concludes in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 22 and 23 May.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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