first_img“I’d like to see if we can put together a nice stretch here,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “If everyone stays healthy, I … Click HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery or video on your mobile device.PHOENIX – The Warriors ended 2018 the same way they played most of the year. Complacent at times because of their All-Star talent, but able to win for the same reason.They carried back-to-back wins into 2019 as a result of their 132-109 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.last_img


first_imgBoston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown (7) turns up court after making a three-pointer during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Boston, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The Celtics won 92-88. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON, Massachusetts—Hours before the Celtics took the court Thursday night to protect their winning streak against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Jaylen Brown was walking around in a fog.Boston’s second-year forward was not even thinking about basketball after learning about the sudden death of his childhood best friend, Trevin Steede, on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT “It was tough to kind of accept it,” Brown said. “Everybody was kind of in shock.”But after talking to his family and having conversations with Celtics coach Brad Stevens, Brown looked to the basketball court to find solace. The 21-year-old ended up playing one of the best games of his young career.Brown had 22 points and seven rebounds, Kyrie Irving had 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws that put Boston ahead in the closing seconds, and the Celtics beat the Warriors 92-88 on Thursday night for their 14th straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He inspired me to come out and play and I played in his spirit,” Brown said about Steede.They met after Brown transferred to Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Boston trailed by just 47-42 at the half, closing the quarter with a 13-2 spurt.Celtics guard Gordon Hayward, who has been sidelined since suffering a broken ankle on opening night, was on hand for Thursday’s game. He sat behind the Celtics’ bench and received a loud ovation from the Garden crowd when he was shown on the jumbotron. Playing his second game since suffering a facial fracture, Irving shed his protective mask in the second quarter. Then, with the game tied at 88, he was fouled on his layup attempt and calmly made a pair of free throws. Durant then came up empty on his jumper on the other end.Golden State led by as many as 17, but had to lean heavily on its reserves as its trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Durant struggled offensively.Curry, who returned to action after missing a game with a bruised right thigh, was the most ineffective. He was 3 of 14 from the field — 2 of 9 from the 3-point line — and had nine points.“It was just one of those nights,” Curry said. “We had control of the game despite how bad we all were shooting. We just didn’t sustain ourselves defensively.”Curry sat for a long stretch after picking up his fourth foul early in the third quarter.“We kind of fell out of our rotation in the third quarter,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They were just tougher and smarter than we were tonightBoston came in limiting opponents to just 94.5 points per game, the stingiest mark in the NBA this season. It did even better against a Warriors team that entered the night averaging an NBA-best 119.6 points.The Warriors went without a point from Durant’s 20-foot pull-up with 4:49 left in the third quarter until Omri Casspi’s floater with 34.5 left tied it at 68 — a 19-2 Celtics’ run.Curry, Durant and Thompson were just 7 of 26 combined from the field in the first half. But the Warriors were able to maintain their lead thanks to 14 fast-break points.Durant was the only one of the three to score during a 12-0 Warriors run late in the second quarter. Harden, Rockets get 90 in first half, beat Suns 142-116 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAcenter_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I remember I didn’t have any friends,” Brown said. “The first few days I sat at the lunch table by myself — I’m super quiet and didn’t know anybody.”Steede noticed Brown sitting alone one day and told him he could sit with him.“Ever since then we’ve been best friends. … He’s been my brother.” Brown said.He said the circumstances of Steede’s death are still being determined and he declined further comment out of respect for his family. After the final buzzer, Irving walked over and embraced Brown.“Ky gave me the game ball and said, ‘This one was for Trevin,’” Brown said.Kevin Durant had 24 points for Golden State. The Warriors had won seven in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgCommonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi and secretary general Lalit Bhanot were on Monday sacked by the sports ministry. File photo of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi.New Sports Minister Ajay Maken signed the file for their removal. He said the OC would not be dismantled until completion of investigation of various corruption charges related to the conduct of the 2010 Games and were completed and all the dues were cleared. “Soon after receiving the advice from the attorney general both, the chairman and the secretary general, have been removed. The reason is first of all CBI had made some strong observations against both of them and it had said that they are trying to impede the investigation and intimidate the witnesses which was something very serious,” Maken said. “We have asked the organising committee to thoroughly verify all the works which have been done and make legitimate payments which was important at that time. No person should have been there in the organising committee against whom the CBI has made such strong observations,” he added. Both Kalmadi and Bhanot have been directed to hand over their charges to Jarnail Singh, the CEO of the CWG OC. The government would take further action after the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) probe. The CBI had been demanding the removal of Kalmadi and Bhanot saying they were obstructing it from carrying out investigations in the cases related to corruption involving the 2010 Games. The matter had reached Attorney General Goolam E. Vahanvati. He had opined that Kalmadi was appointed the OC chief before it got registered as a society and had said that the sports ministry can sack Kalmadi. advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Arado didn’t win a single game with the Lady Warriors and her next four seasons saw just four combined victories but she vowed that’s all going to change.“You can see the improvement and the eagerness of the team because they started experiencing the thrill of winning because most of us played in club teams,” said Arado who herself plays for Generika-Ayala in the Philippine Superliga.Arado and the Lifesavers captured the bronze medal in the PSL All-Filipino Conference in 2018 but that wasn’t the only medal the defensive menace won in the PSL.The graduating Lady Warrior also led UE to the bronze medal of the Collegiate Grand Slam.Arado, who was named the Best Libero in both PSL conferences, said she gets her motivation from her teammates in her path to becoming the best in her position who could even rival Dawn Macandili in their era.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Milena Alessandrina ready to come out of shell in new role as Tigresses’ co-captain LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Macandili has the same awards as Arado but the one thing the former De La Salle stalwart has that UE’s ace doesn’t have is the 2nd Best Libero trophy from the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships.Nonetheless, Arado is motivated to become the best she can be in hopes of leading UE to volleyball prominence.“My motivation are my teammates because I do everything for the sake of the team,” said Arado. “Actually I don’t think much of individual awards, and I’d rather help my team through my defense.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Like Arado, the rest of the UE Lady Warriors are eager to put the whole UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball field after their dark days just four years ago.Arado is already an established defensive force for the Lady Warriors having won the co-Rookie of the Year in Season 77, with University of Santo Tomas’ EJ Laure, the Best Digger, and the Best Receiver awards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHer team, however, hasn’t received the same success but the years of futility is what fueled UE to get charged up for the 2019 tournament.“I have high hopes for this season because first off we have six seniors, including me, in this team and you can just see the maturity we have here,” said Arado in Filipino in the Lady Warriors’ Wednesday practice at UE. MANILA, Philippines—Kath Arado is ready to prove that University of the East won’t be an immediate check mark for other teams.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Zidane tells Man Utd: Don’t call meby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has no interest in talks with Manchester United.Zidane is among the favourites for the United post after yesterday’s dismissal of Jose Mourinho.However, Sport says Zidane has no interest in the job – particularly in midseason. The Frenchman is enjoying his time out of the game as he tours the world for sponsors.Interestingly, it’s suggested Zidane hasn’t ruled out returning to Real in the future.Meanwhile, Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be confirmed United caretaker manager today. last_img


first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino admits he’s ‘suffering’by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he’s been “suffering” during their poor start to the season.Poch, 47, took Spurs to the Champions League final last season and is on the radar of both Manchester United and Real Madrid.But asked if Spurs can still match his ambition, he said: “I hope, yes. That is my wish.”“You can be frustrated and disappointed sometimes but the challenge is to get back to where we were.” He added: “In football, I have suffered only two big disappointments.“One, when I was a player and there was the penalty at the World Cup.“The second was in the Champions League final. I so much want to win a trophy with Tottenham.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more