Vince Carter provides needed spark as Hawks beat Wizards

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter (15) reacts after he made a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Washington. The Hawks won 137-129. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — As the old man on an Atlanta squad jammed with youngsters, Vince Carter knew what challenges the longest road trip of the season would present.Now he’s the reason the Hawks are heading home on a rare high.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 The 42-year-old Carter scored 16 points in 16 minutes after halftime, helping Atlanta hold off the Washington Wizards 137-129 on Monday night to complete their seven-game trip with four wins.“We’ve never been in a situation where we’ve played two weeks. Everybody is tired,” said Carter, 12 years removed from his eighth and most recent All-Star appearance. “And we find a way to close a road trip and we didn’t lay down.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWith center John Collins exiting at halftime due to a cut on his face, Carter came on midway through the third quarter to a notable ovation from the Washington crowd and promptly hit his first three shots — including two 3-pointers.He finished 6 of 8 from the floor and 4 of 6 from beyond the arc to help the Hawks stay up by multiple possessions throughout the second half after nearly giving back a 19-point advantage in the first. MOST READ Jeff Green scored 26 points, Trevor Ariza had 25 and Jordan McRae added a season-high 20 off the bench for Washington, which has 29 games left to make up ground.“We’ve got to use these to our advantage to try to put ourselves in a position to get in the playoffs, and I think we will,” Green said.HUERTIN’ FOR HOMEIn Huerter’s second game in Washington, fewer than 10 miles from where he played college ball at Maryland, he started quickly before a crowd that included several former teammates.“Hopefully I’m going to see a couple of them,” Huerter said. “They’re having a great season. They play Wednesday. I’ll return the favor and I’ll be watching them, too.”MCRAE OF LIGHTMcRae has appeared in Washington’s last five games after making only eight appearances before that. All three of his double-digit performances have come in those five games.“I’m just going out there and playing hard,” he said. “If I see an opening, I take it.”TIP-INSHawks: Are 9-7 when grabbing at least 50 rebounds. … Collins’ double-double was his 21st of the season. … C DeWayne Dedmon fouled out with 5:30 remaining. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “He knew John was out,” said Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce, whose team was 6-19 on the road prior to this trip. “He knew we needed every boost that we could get from another guy, and he was that guy tonight. It’s just a lot of fun as a fan. I think the fans here started rooting for Vince regardless of who they were really rooting for.”Taurean Prince scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, and rookie Kevin Huerter added 19 points for the Hawks. Each hit five of Atlanta’s 20 3-pointers. Collins finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Omari Spellman had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Trae Young added 10 points and 10 assists.Nine players reached double figures for the Hawks, who outrebounded Washington 51-39 and finished 20 of 41 from behind the arc.“Our whole team (is) probably just ready to get home,” said Huerter, who hit two 3s during an early 16-2 run that put Atlanta up 28-16 late in the first quarter.Bradley Beal had 18 of his 27 points in the fourth for the Wizards, who slipped into a 10th-place tie with Orlando in the Eastern Conference playoff race, three games back of eighth-place Miami.ADVERTISEMENT With surgical precision, New England Patriots cause a whole lot of pain Wizards: Started 0 for 10 from 3-point range before Tomas Satoranksy made one with 9:18 left in the first half. They finished 12 of 38. … Beal picked up his third foul with 8:41 left in the first half and sat until the break. … Reserve F Troy Brown sat out and will miss at least one more game with an ankle injury.UP NEXTHawks: Host the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.Wizards: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Half-time: Brentford 0 Hull City 0

first_imgMarco Djuricin had two good chances to put Brentford ahead in a goalless first half.The striker exchanged a neat one-two with Lasse Vibe, who replaced the injured Alan Judge, and forced an outstretched save from Allan McGregor in the first minute.And then on-loan Red Bull Salzburg man Djuricin fired at McGregor’s legs from close range after being out through by John Swift.Judge missed out because of hamstring problems but that was the only change from the side that clinched a fourth straight Championship win, against QPR, last Friday.Brentford had a decent shout for a penalty just before the half-hour mark when Vibe was brought down by a combination of Michael Dawson and Harry Maguire.And Hull, who twice went close through Abel Hernandez before the break, wanted a penalty of their own when David Meyler’s long-range effort appeared to strike the arm of Toumani Diagouraga inside the box.Brentford (4-2-2): Button; Yennaris, Tarkowski, Dean, Bidwell; Woods, McCormack, Diagouraga, Swift; Vibe, DjuricinSubs not used: Bonham, Saunders, Hofmann, Kerschbaumer, O’Connell, Gogia, CanosFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Nabor quietly guides NU to victory

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding National University setter Jasmine Nabor admits she’s still not comfortable barking orders to her teammates, but that doesn’t mean she will sheepishly hide in the shadows.ADVERTISEMENT READ: NU recovers, beats Adamson in season openerThe savvy setter’s capabilities were in full display when she adjusted mid-game amid NU’s terrible reception.NU recorded just 19 successful receptions to Adamson’s 34, but Nabor doesn’t mind an awkward first ball since she’s confident in her setting abilities.“I can’t expect that all of our first balls are perfect so as long as I can set up the ball for the spiker I’ll do it,” said Nabor. “I won’t tell them what to do, but the spiker has to adjust to the reception and to my set.”And Nabor didn’t find that much difficulty setting up her team’s offense with Jaja Santiago taking the bulk of her assists and scoring 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT Nabor, now in her fourth year, is still the same quiet setter she was back in her rookie year in Season 77 but instead of telling her teammates straight on what they should do she would just calmly give hints.And from there, Nabor would just do the rest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Nothing’s changed on my part, I’m still the same person I used to be back then,” said Nabor in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I can’t see myself telling them what they should do, I’m contended with giving them a smile and just running the play.”Nabor’s 22 excellent sets against Adamson University helped NU take the four-set win, 25-15, 25-23, 16-25, 25-13, in the Season 80 opener. Black athletes have long history of not sticking to sports Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Audrey Paran and Aiko Urdas also had respectable scoring outputs with nine points apiece while Risa Sato and Roselyn Dorian combined for 16 points. PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentslast_img read more

8 days agoJames: Romero has improved Man Utd teammate De Gea

first_imgJames: Romero has improved Man Utd teammate De Geaby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid James says Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero’s foot skills have improved David De Gea.The Argentine will replace De Gea for Sunday’s clash with Liverpool after the 28-year-old went down with an injury in Spain’s draw with Sweden.And former England goalkeeper James believes Romero, who joined United in 2016, has helped De Gea increase his proficiency in playing out from the back.”I’ve analysed him and there are a few ‘keepers who are highly-rated who just put the ball out there in a general area. But he’s as good as Ederson and Alisson using his left foot and right foot,” James told Goal.”David de Gea is, of course, the number one, but I looked at Romero when Manchester United bought him and I was amazed at how good the guy is with his feet – then I saw an improvement in De Gea.”What you tend to find is when you’ve got two ‘keepers or two players training with each other day in, day out, you start picking up positive habits from the other player.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Bret Bielema Spent Flight To NFL Draft Writing Mother’s Day Cards To Recruits

first_imgBret Bielema writes a mothers day card to recruits.Bret Bielema Mother’s Day CardsRecruiting college football players doesn’t just mean recruiting the actual athletes – coaches often have to convince a player’s family that their school is the right place for their loved one. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema gave us a reminder of that Friday morning.Bielema, who took a flight to the NFL Draft to support his players, posted photos of Mother’s Day cards he’s sending to recruits’ mothers. He also mentioned that he’s willing to write to girlfriends of recruits – if need be.Productive flight to draft. Mother’s Day cards for prospects #WoooPig … Can write girlfriends if needed! pic.twitter.com/c5HCWkjFGo— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) May 1, 2015This isn’t anything new – but usually, we see the finished product from recruits, not coaches. The Razorbacks have done a nice job on the recruiting trail the past few years – we’ll see if it continues.last_img read more

OFFICIAL Marko Grujic joins Hertha Berlin on loan after new Liverpool

first_imgMarko Grujic has signed a new contract with Liverpool and then joined Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan.During the summer, Crystal Palace and Cardiff have shown interest in Grujic along with a number of foreign clubs.But, he will now move to Hertha Berlin to continue his development, according to Sky Sports.The Serbia international joined Liverpool from Red Star Belgrade in 2016 and has made eight appearances and scored no goal for them.He was sent out on loan to Cardiff last season, where he made 13 appearances and scored just one goal, but helped them win promotion to the Premier League.Liverpool took to Twitter to confirm the move saying: “Marko Grujic has signed a new contract with #LFC and joined @HerthaBSC on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance. Good luck for the season, Marko”Marko Grujic has signed a new contract with #LFC and joined @HerthaBSC on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance: https://t.co/AXkrHxQ7ziGood luck for the season, Marko. ? pic.twitter.com/OIMbpxEp7dRoberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 19, 2018Hertha Berlin also presented the midfielder to their fans via Twitter on Sunday afternoon.Unser vierter Neuzugang ist fix! Herzlich willkommen, Marko Grujic! Alle Infos gibt’s hier: https://t.co/wdsZu7ITWt #hahohe pic.twitter.com/VkJ2C1Dm7S— Hertha BSC (@HerthaBSC) August 19, 2018last_img read more

Inzaghi plays down heated Lotito phone call

first_imgLazio boss Simone Inzaghi has ‘laughed off’ his reported heated phone call with Claudio Lotito, which he says ‘happens every day in business’.A video of Lotito’s bust-up with Inzaghi went viral earlier in the week, but the Coach says he has ‘everything he wanted’ at the Club. Football Italia reports.“I demand a lot and then [the conversation] happened, but we talked about this and that too. It’s an old phone call now.“I laughed it off with the President. I have everything I want here. The important thing is that these confrontations are constructive.“We have more options now than we did in previous years. We can enjoy lots of satisfaction if we all pull together.“It’ll be a very difficult game against Juventus but one that’s also beautiful: we’ll go there to give them a game, even if we know that we’ll face an even stronger Juve than we did last year.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.“However, it would be wrong to only think about Ronaldo. They’ll also play Dybala and Mandzukic, plus they have so many alternatives on the bench.“We hope they don’t have their best games. These are matches that should be celebrated and which befit our DNA.“We’ll need everyone. I have an XI in mind, but I won’t reveal it. We’ll try to pick up from our first half-hour against Napoli.“If we hadn’t conceded their first goal, things would’ve gone differently… Unfortunately, I don’t compile the fixtures. It was a difficult start for us, but we knew it would be.”last_img read more

Pogba didnt celebrate Man Utd win welcomed by Juventus fans

first_imgFrench international star Paul Pogba after the Champions League match between Manchester United and Juventus said he didn’t celebrate the Manchester United winner against Juventus.“The win was important, but the Juve fans gave me such a warm welcome,” Pogba told Sky Sport Italia and Rai Sport as quoted by Football Italia.“I didn’t celebrate when we went 2-1 up, it felt too strange. I saw so many people that I know well. We played against a great team and we really had to win tonight.”Pogba was asked if he could return to Turin permanently and he says:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Who knows? I’m with United now. There is so much talk about this, but am happy to be playing for Manchester United.”“It was wonderful coming back here, although it felt weird going into the ‘away’ locker room. I was so accustomed to the Juve one.”“The reaction of the fans really moved me, as I missed them and Italian football. It was great to be back in this stadium, where I started out and won big trophies.”Manchester United won Juventus 2-1 in yesterday’s Champions League game.last_img read more