Reds decide against Suarez appeal

first_img The Liverpool striker had been given two days to decide whether to appeal after the incident during the 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday but has not done so. It means the Uruguay international will miss Liverpool’s last four games of this season and the first six domestic games of next season – potentially leaving him sidelined until October. Suarez released a statement in which he said he elected not to appeal because he realised his behaviour was unacceptable. He said: “I am truly very sorry about the incident with Branislav Ivanovic. I hope that all the people who I have offended at Anfield last Sunday will grant me forgiveness.” Suarez’s statement added: “I know that all the things that are happening to me in England will help me improve my conduct on the field. Right now I just want to focus on becoming a better footballer on and off the field. “I would like to explain to everybody that I decided to accept the ban because whilst 10 games is clearly greater than those bans given in past cases where players have actually been seriously hurt, I acknowledge that my actions were not acceptable on the football pitch so I do not want to give the wrong impression to people by making an appeal. “I really want to learn from what has happened in the last two and a half years, many things have been said and written about me, I just tried to do my best on the field. I hope to come back early to play.” Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre stressed Suarez himself had made the decision not to appeal, saying: “The charges against Luis were his to consider and we have to respect his decision to not appeal the 10-game ban. We are all disappointed at the severity of the punishment and in particular the differing standards that have been applied across various previous incidents. “Luis is an important member of our team and nothing has changed in that regard. We are committed to helping him improve his conduct and he will be given our full support. We look forward to him returning to the team next season when he is available for selection.” Reds boss Brendan Rodgers acknowledged Suarez’s absence will be felt, adding: “We can’t hide our disappointment at the outcome of this situation, but we have to move on and support Luis in his decision. Luis has made a huge contribution to the squad this season and we respect his decision to accept the ban. “He will be missed for the remainder of this season and the early part of next, but we will have the opportunity to welcome a better person and player when he returns.” Luis Suarez has accepted his 10-match ban imposed for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic, the Football Association has announced.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Claudio Ranieri hails Leicester’s spirit and character after comeback win

first_img “My players were fantastic – fantastic spirit and character,” said the affable Italian. “At 2-0 I look at my players and they still believe it is possible. That is the spirit I love. The players believed in something good as a group and that is what I want. “You can lose, of course, but it is important to fight until the end of the match. This victory is important to restart well after the break and to get three points is fantastic.” Labelled ‘the Tinkerman’ from his previous spell in England with Chelsea a decade ago, Ranieri’s return has actually been notable for his lack of changes. Sunday was the first time he had swapped more than one player from the previous starting line-up, as Gokhan Inler was handed his full Barclays Premier League debut in place of Andy King and Shinji Okazaki replaced Ngolo Kante. But it was his changes during the game that helped swing things back Leicester’s way, introducing Dyer at half-time and moving Riyad Mahrez into a more central role before bringing on Leonardo Ulloa and Kante immediately after Villa went 2-0 ahead. The 63-year-old received a lot of credit for the changes he made but he was quick to deflect the praise back on to his players. “I saw that the team wanted something different, to keep the spirit going,” he said. Press Association The Foxes looked like losing their unbeaten start to the season after a couple of wonderful curling efforts from Jack Grealish, his first goal for Villa, and Carles Gil put the visitors firmly in the driving seat with less than half an hour to go. But goals from Ritchie De Laet, whose effort was given with the aid of goal-line technology, Jamie Vardy and substitute Nathan Dyer, making his debut following his loan arrival from Swansea during the international break, saw Ranieri’s men snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Claudio Ranieri hailed the spirit and character of his players after seeing Leicester stage a remarkable comeback to defeat Midlands rivals Aston Villa 3-2. “It gave motivation to the team and it was good. I told the players they were keeping the ball better than us but if we played together we could do something good, and the players did it – they did it all. “I have a lot of experience but I said to the players that this group is fantastic and we must play this way every match because we are in this way.” All those months spent last season towards the foot of the table now seem like a distant memory with Leicester up to second after this victory. However, once again maintaining the club’s top-flight status remains the aim for Ranieri. “I talk to the players and say we have 11 points – we need another 29,” he added. “I don’t know when we will achieve this, which month, but the sooner the better it is possible. This is our goal only at the moment. “I don’t think about what we can do, I just want the best.” Dyer’s brave late header completed the fightback. The winger remained on the floor for a couple of minutes after clattering into goalkeeper Brad Guzan when heading the 89th-minute clincher, but eventually got to his feet to take the acclaim. And Ranieri reserved some special praise for his latest signing. He said: “It was very brave but every time he received the ball it was good for the team.” For just over and hour it was probably Villa’s best performance of the season but they remain without a league win since the opening day of the season and manager Tim Sherwood could not hide his dejection. “I’ve never felt this bad, ever. Who cares? Who cares if we played well?” he said. “I’m bitterly disappointed for everyone associated with the club because the game is won with around 30 minutes to go. “The game was done, it was finished with us 2-0 up. At this level the game should be dead and buried but unfortunately we’ve made some unforced errors and it has cost us the game. “Individual errors. It has been happening a bit this season but it needs to stop happening. “Those goals for Leicester, they haven’t had to work very hard for them. “The first goal gives them the momentum and unfortunately we couldn’t wrestle it back off them. The only way you can do that is by keeping the ball off them and we just kept giving it back to them. It was not good enough.” last_img read more

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Pratt Is Discus Throw Winner

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Bio Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Golden Buck boys placed fifth and the girls sixth as they hosted a pair of outdoor track meets at Carmichael Field on Monday.In the girls’ competition, it was the John Bapst Crusaders placing first with 202 points, followed by Central 89, Hermon 70, Presque Isle 53, Dexter 45, Bucksport 30, Piscataquis 23, Machias 6 and Narraguagus 2.For the Golden Bucks:Britney Eberhardt was fourth in the 100-meter dash in 14.40 seconds and sixth in the 200-meter dash in 31.18.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSam Boothby was sixth in the 400-meter dash in 1:14.55.Nelly Winship was second in the 1,600-meter run in 5:53.99 and fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:43.16.Lisa Tapley was third in the shot put with a throw of 25 feet, 6 inches; fourth in the high jump at 4 feet, 4 inches; and fourth in the javelin with a throw of 63 feet, 5 inches.In the boys’ meet, it was Central the winner with 130 points, followed by Presque Isle 114, Hermon 109, John Bapst 63, Bucksport 58, Dexter 44, Piscataquis 28 and Narraguagus 15.Judson Pratt was the lone winner for Bucksport with a throw of 99 feet, 10 inches, in the discus.Also for the Golden Bucks:Eric Davis was second in the 400-meter dash in 55.13 seconds and third in the 200-meter dash in 25.36.Elijah McCarthy was sixth in the 3,200-meter run in 12:11.66.The foursome of Jon Geagan, Liam Pitchford, Andrew DeRedin and Levi Cunningham was fourth in the four-by-100-meter relay in 51.05 seconds.The foursome of Robin Doyle, Geagan, Pitchford and Davis was fourth in the four-by-400-meter relay in 4:12.56.Cunningham also placed sixth in the triple jump at 33 feet, 6 inches.Paul Fitzgerald was second in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 6 inches; second in the javelin with a throw of 138 feet, 3 inches; and third in the discus with a throw of 98 feet, 4 inches.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest Postscenter_img Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more

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Badgers suffer hockey heartbreak

first_imgForward Brooke Ammerman takes a moment to collect herself following Sunday’s loss.[/media-credit]DULUTH, Minn. – You can’t win them all.The Minnesota women’s hockey team defeated Wisconsin 4-2 in the NCAA Division I championship game Sunday afternoon, denying the Badgers their fifth title.The Badgers found themselves trailing early, but fought back to tie the game at two before Minnesota regained control of the game.Minnesota scored its third goal late in the first period off an Emily West penalty shot and relied on tough defense and lock-down goaltending the rest of the way.In the later periods, Wisconsin could not find a way to phase UM goalie Noora Raty. Despite giving up two goals in the first period, Raty recorded 42 saves, making game-saving blocks throughout the afternoon. As the nation’s top defense this season, Raty and the Minnesota defensemen slowed down Patty Kazmaier winner Brianna Decker and the rest of UW’s top forwards.Senior forward Hilary Knight and the Badgers’ put 44 shots on goal – 19 more than the Gophers – but only managed to score twice.Afterward, Knight stressed the importance of not getting frustrated by tough defense and goaltending.“You just have to stay positive,” Knight said. “When you’re working hard the bounces are going to come, at least when you’re in the moment, you think they are and you’re going to capitalize on them.”Despite a disappointing end to another stellar season, Wisconsin players and coaches were proud of the team’s resiliency – especially during the first period comeback.Head coach Mark Johnson liked his team’s effort, but said a few missed opportunities left his team on the losing end.“It’s a tough pill to swallow,” Johnson said, who has won four titles with the Badgers.Knight – Wisconsin’s all-time leading goal scorer – did not end her career at Wisconsin the way she had imagined, but she remained proud of her team.“We can walk out of here knowing that we fought valiantly,” Knight said. “And I’m so proud of everyone sitting to the right and left of me in the locker room and just being a part of something so great and so special.”Wisconsin got off to a rough start, giving up two goals early in the first period.Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel opened the game’s scoring. Coming off a center ice faceoff, the speedy sophomore faked out UW goaltender Alex Rigsby before finding the right side of the net.Minnesota continued its hot start thanks to a Sarah Erickson’s deep one-timer goal, further setting the tone for the Gophers play early.The high-paced, intense first period quickly turned in Wisconsin’s favor after it responded with two goals of its own.UW junior defenseman Stefanie McKeough struck first, capitalizing on the Badgers’ first power play of the game. McKeough scored on a deep wrist shot with just two seconds remaining on the power play.Less than two minutes later, UW forward Brooke Ammerman tapped in a short goal off a rebound to even the score at two.But Minnesota again swung the momentum in its favor once and for all after West’s penalty shot goal.The rest of the game featured the tough defense and goaltending of Minnesota. The only other goal of the game came from Erickson once again early in the third period, making a Wisconsin comeback extremely difficult.It is a disappointing end for a Badger squad that ranked No. 1 nationally for all but one week of the year. Wisconsin finished the regular season as WCHA champions as well, but Minnesota earned the season’s most important victory.Despite the disappointment, Knight could not have been more proud of the way Wisconsin played.“Not once in that game did we ever give up, and I think that’s the important thing that we can take away from here,” Knight said. “Again, at the end of the day it is a loss and it hurts, but we had a great season and I’m proud to be a part of such a great group.”last_img read more

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Reports: Dave Roberts to be named LA Dodgers manager

first_imgDave Roberts will be the Dodgers’ next manager, according to multiple reports Sunday night.Roberts was the San Diego Padres’ first base coach from 2011-13 and their bench coach the last two seasons. He has never managed at any level.As an outfielder, Roberts starred at UCLA before playing 10 major league seasons for five different teams from 1999-2008. He broke through as an everyday player after being traded to the Dodgers prior to the 2002 season, then was traded to the Boston Red Sox in July 2004. His stolen base in Game 4 of that year’s American League Championship Series helped the Red Sox win the game and ultimately come back from a 3-0 deficit in the series.Roberts, whose father is African-American and mother is Japanese, would become the first minority manager in Dodgers history. Roberts can expect to face the same high expectations as Mattingly, himself a first-time manager when he succeeded Joe Torre in 2011. The Dodgers enjoyed five winning seasons in Mattingly’s five years, including National League West titles the last three.General manager Farhan Zaidi said last month that he expected the Dodgers to have a younger roster than the group that earned close to $300 million in 2015, a record.Among Roberts’ first tasks: hiring a coaching staff. Wallach is expected to join Mattingly as the bench coach in Miami. Roenicke has been hired as the Angels’ third base coach. Davey Lopes, who was the Dodgers’ first base coach the last five seasons, took the same job with the Washington Nationals. The team has yet to make an official announcement, and Roberts isn’t expected to be introduced Monday. According to several reports Sunday, his contract has yet to be finalized.The Dodgers parted ways with Don Mattingly on Oct. 22. The following week, Mattingly was named manager of the Miami Marlins.Nine candidates reportedly interviewed for the job over the last month: Roberts, farm director Gabe Kapler, third base coach Ron Roenicke, bench coach Tim Wallach, former Padres manager Bud Black, Mets bench coach Bob Geren, former Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson, Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez and University of Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad.Kapler was considered the early favorite for the job. Only he, Roberts and Black received second interviews. Neither Kapler nor Roberts have experience managing at the major league level, aside from one game in June that Roberts managed on an interim basis.The Dodgers have had nine managers since moving to Los Angeles in 1958 – seven since Tommy Lasorda’s final game in 1996. Roberts would become the 28th manager in the history of a franchise that began in Brooklyn in 1884.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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B&H Football Players Returned to Guaruja

first_imgB&H football representation returned to Guaruja.The team conducted a training after they watched the game Nigeria and Iran.Players who did not have opportunity to play against Argentina will have a training today, while for the other will be a free day.The team will have two more trainings on Wednesday in Guaruja, and on Thursday afternoon is planned departure to Cuiaba, where on Saturday, at midnight, they will play second round match of World Cup, against Nigeria.(Source: Fena)last_img

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019

first_imgKILROE PHOTO RESULTS IN A WIN FOR TEAM OHIO $1,451,594 John Sadler81 1st 32 16% TODAY’S RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT HITS $675,799 15 22 13 LONGEST PHOTO HAS HAPPY ENDING FOR FUENTESHollywood has “The Longest Yard.” Now Santa Anita has “The Longest Photo.”After an interminable amount of time–perhaps more than five minutes–as fans waited with the anticipation of an expectant father, results of a photo finish from Saturday’s Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf were posted, showing 9-1 outsider Ohio the winner by the narrowest of noses over 4-5 favorite Catapult.While it was the toughest of beats for the connections of Catapult, it was a feel-good story for those of Ohio, trainer Michael McCarthy and owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Bruce Treitman, but most of all 21-year-old jockey Ruben Fuentes, who was riding in his first Grade I race.“My initial reaction was we got beat,” was the assessment Sunday morning from McCarthy, who gained international acclaim for his masterful preparation of City of Light in winning the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26.“I was very pleased that Ohio showed up and ran like that. But after about two or three minutes of waiting for the photo, I felt they were taking an awfully long time to look at it–maybe it could be a dead-heat.“After about five minutes, I thought, ‘This is nice. I don’t think they’ll make anybody a loser here,’ and then when they eventually flashed his number (two), I was in total shock. I couldn’t believe it. Both horses ran too good to lose.“I’m very pleased for Ruben. He’s a nice young man, comes out here and tries his best every day, is very polite and seems dedicated to his craft, so it’s good to be able to team up with someone like him.”Ditto for Fuentes’ agent, 29-year-old Tijuana native Saul Marquez, who has been booking mounts for 12 years, the last two for the 21-year-old Fuentes, who hails from El Paso.“He’s the hardest worker,” Marquez said. “He never says no, always has a smile on his face and I think this is the start of a long and successful career. It runs in the family, because Ruben’s father, Miguel, also rides. He’s known as the Mike Smith of Mexico City.“Waiting for that photo yesterday was very nerve wracking, but very rewarding.”TO THE SAN CARLOS VICTOR BELONGS THE SPOILSTo hear Victor Espinoza tell it, “I was out of work for seven months. Now I’m back working again.”With every bit of humor there’s a touch of truth, but when the 46-year-old Hall of Fame member and Triple Crown winner rolled to a three-length victory on 15-1 outsider St. Joe Bay in Saturday’s Grade II San Carlos Stakes, it unleashed a wide range of emotions.Espinoza had been out of action since last July when he suffered serious injuries in a training mishap at Del Mar. On more than one occasion during his arduous recovery, he questioned whether he would return to riding.But when St. Joe Bay broke on top, opened a 4 ½-length lead into the stretch of the seven furlong race, and was never threatened to the wire, any doubts Victor had vanished.“It was all about confidence because the horse was doing it so nicely,” Espinoza said Sunday morning. “He was just cruising along at a comfortable pace and we got the job done. I wasn’t thinking about winning turning for home, but when I saw the wire 20 feet away, that’s when I started to get excited.“It was my first win since I came back and it’s always nice to get the first one out of the way. It was great to win for John (Sadler) and the Hronis brothers (owners of St. Joe Bay) because of all the support they have given me before and after my accident.“They’ve always looked out for me, always checked on me, so it was great for me to win on one of their horses.”It was the first stakes win for Espinoza since last May 28, when he won the Monrovia Stakes on Belvoir Bay for Peter Miller, and it should help business.“Hopefully, it’ll pick some people’s heads up,” said agent Brian Beach, who books mounts for Victor and his nephew, apprentice Assael Espinoza. “I think everybody’s been taking a wait and see approach and want to see him ride other people’s horses.“They’re reacting like they need to see him ride, like he has to prove himself all over again. But anybody who knows Victor knows how hard he’s worked in the gym and with physical therapy to get back to where he is.“You don’t have to worry about his fitness or whether he’s ready to go, because he wouldn’t be back riding without being ready to go.“He’s always told me he wouldn’t come back unless he’s 100 percent.”McKINZIE, GAME WINNER TO DRILL FOR SATURDAY GRADE I’SSanta Anita Handicap favorite McKinzie will have his final major workout tomorrow for the track’s marquee event for older horses. The Grade I fixture offers $600,000 in purse money and will be decided at a mile and a quarter.“McKinzie is doing extremely well,” said Bob Baffert, who also will breeze 2018 male two-year-old champion Game Winner Monday for Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby, which offers 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, 40 to the runner-up, 20 to the third-place finisher and 10 to the fourth.Baffert has won the Santa Anita Handicap five times, second only to Charlie Whittingham, who holds the record with nine.Another Santa Anita Derby contender trained by Baffert, Roadster, worked six furlongs this morning in a bullet 1:12.60, and “went nice.” It was the fastest of 19 drills at the distance.Fans will be treated to a stakes bonanza April 6, with seven added money events worth $2,750,000, topped by the $1 million Santa Anita Derby and the $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Casino.In addition to the 1 ¼-mile Big ‘Cap and the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita will showcase the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks for fillies at 1 1/16 miles; the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes for three-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs; the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs; the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf; and the Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on the grass.First post time for the biggest day in racing to date this year will be 12 noon.RAINBOW SIX AT $675,799, CHRB APPROVES MANDATORY PAYOUT ON SATURDAYSanta Anita’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot continued to swell on Saturday, as there again was no single ticket winner, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $675,799.With robust handle Saturday of $193,507 contributing to a total Jackpot pool of $825,003, there were 11 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $9,397.45.Sunday’s Rainbow Pick Six starts with race four with approximate post time 2:35 p.m.In other Rainbow Jackpot news, the CHRB has approved a mandatory Jackpot payout Saturday if the popular 20 cent wager is not “hit” today, Thursday or Friday.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Mother Mother (Outside) prep for Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland works 5 furlongs (Baffert)Roadster (Outside) SA Derby prep in company with  Explorer work 6 furlongs (Baffert)Extra Hope (Outside) SA Derby prep in company with  Springs Eternal work 4 furlongs (Mandella)Victor Espinoza on his return to the Winner’s Circle after injury.Big ‘Cap Memories:  Harris Auerbach takes us back to the 1978 Santa Anita HandicapSanta Anita Derby Memories:  Dan Hendricks Talks Brother Derek’s Win in the 2006 Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita Derby Memories:  Laffit Pincay III Talks About Justify’s win in the Santa Anita DerbyImprobable (Outside) in company with  Once On Whiskey work 6 furlongs (Baffert) 3-30-19Bellafina works 5 furlongs (Callaghan) 3-30-19Enaya Alrabb works 6 furlongs (O’Neill) 3-30-19Market Sentiment (Outside) and  Platinum Equity work 4 furlongs (Knapp) 3-30-19FINISH LINES: There were 233 recorded workouts at Santa Anita Sunday, 58 on the training track . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and reopen for live action Thursday, April 4, at 1 p.m. There will be simulcast wagering Wednesday with free general admission and parking. Admission gates open 10 a.m. 23 ITM% 3rd 12 46 26% 36 48% 17 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS $1,415,079 Flavien Prat176 55% Richard Baltas116 60% 51 28 ITM% Geovanni Franco190 25 22 27% MANDATORY RAINBOW JACKPOT PAYOUT SATURDAY $1,137,939 21 26 2nd 2nd 34center_img Win% $2,545,756 18% Money Won Joel Rosario207 Money Won 58% 20 25% ESPINOZA’S STAKES VICTORY GOOD ALL AROUND McKINZIE AND GAME WINNER BREEZE TOMORROW 62% 18 10 17% 1st $1,345,986 48% 21 (Current Through Saturday, March 30) Win% 26 28 Jerry Hollendorfer93 Peter Miller105 Doug O’Neill167 13% 42% 20% 3rd $2,751,718 $1,178,591 17 49% 34 TrainerMts JockeyMts $1,485,250last_img read more

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McAnuff eyes good result in Costa Rica

first_imgAttack-minded midfielder Joel ‘Jobi’ McAnuff, who missed an easy scoring chance for the Reggae Boyz in their 1-1 draw with Costa Rica at the National Stadium on Friday night, says he wants to make amends in their return CONCACAF semi-final round World Cup Qualifier in San Jose on Tuesday.The England-based McAnuff, one of the most influential players for Jamaica, especially in the first 45 minutes of Friday’s game, collected a fine defence-splitting pass, but sent his shot high and failed to trouble the Costa Rica goalkeeper.little disappointed”Yeah, I just probably tried to put a little bit too much power into it rather than placing it and I am a little disappointed that I did not put that into the back of goal,” he told journalists after the game.McAnuff, however, stressed that everyone gave 100 per cent during the game and the Reggae Boyz had chances to win the game.”We played them (Costa Rica) in the Gold Cup and we should have won that as well. We need to turn the ‘should haves’ into wins, and we believe we can do that,” he said.Historically, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have it all to do in San Jose as they have never beaten Costa Rica at home, but McAnuff said they will fight to win on Tuesday.”The group is getting stronger and we responded well to the goal on Friday. Maybe, in years gone by, we would have gone under and lost the game, but we held on and really made sure we were playing up in their half towards the end.”We are going to be right there to the end and get the points we need,” he stressed.Jamaica are third in the four-team group with four points. Costa Rica lead with seven while Panama, also on four points, are ahead of Jamaica on goal difference. Haiti are at the bottom of the group on a point. Only the top two teams will advance to the final round.last_img read more

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Jokic has triple-double as Nuggets beat Mavericks

first_imgDenver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, of Serbia, tries to work the ball inside as Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Nikola Jokic completed his second triple-double with a late jumper to put Denver ahead, and the Nuggets held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 91-89 on Saturday night.Jokic had 11 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists. Gary Harris scored 24 to help Denver rally from nine points down in the fourth quarter for its third straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Read Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray was healthy but did not start for an undisclosed reason. After averaging 26.7 points in his previous three games, he struggled early Saturday before scoring all 15 of his points in the second half.The Mavericks were missing guards J.J. Barea (oblique strain) and Devin Harris (personal reasons) but played well without them. They faltered down the stretch, going 4:27 without a field goal late in the game.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 folkHarrison Barnes had 22 points and Dennis Smith Jr. had 13 points, six rebounds and six assists for Dallas. The Mavericks have lost three in a row.Dallas trailed by 12 early but quickly erased the deficit and took a three-point lead in the second quarter. The Mavericks went on a 16-1 run to end the third and take a 74-66 lead. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Denver rallied to get back into it, and Jokic drained a jumper from the top of the key to give the Nuggets a 91-89 lead with 1:12 left. Barnes missed a 3-pointer, but an offensive foul was called on Jokic with 12.7 seconds left. After Mason Plumlee blocked Smith’s layup out of bounds, Wesley Matthews missed a 3 at the buzzer. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Curry scores 13 points over final 1:42, Warriors beat Celtics Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img read more

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Jayson Tatum scores 25, Kyrie Irving-less Celtics down lowly Cavs

first_imgLATEST STORIES “I told my wife I was a little anxious about it for sure sitting in my hotel room last night,” Hayward said. “Just thinking about how everything changed and where I was sitting a year ago from now. Just happy to try to find some perspective, I guess. Just happy that I was out there.”Rookie Collin Sexton scored 27 — but none in the fourth quarter — for the Cavs, who dropped to 3-20 since Dec. 19. Alec Burks, who has been linked to recent trade talks, added 21 for Cleveland. Larry Nance Jr. had 11 points and 12 rebounds.The struggling Cavs were still within 94-91 when Smart hit a pull-up jumper, and after a miss by Sexton, dropped a 3-pointer. Burks had a monster dunk and 3 to make it 101-96, but Tatum blocked a shot by Ante Zizic underneath and Tatum closed it out by making a pair of free throws with 1:35 remaining.Without Irving and starting forward Marcus Morris (sore right knee), the Celtics needed someone to pick up the scoring slack and make plays down the stretch, and Tatum came through at both ends.“We’re super confident with this lineup,” Tatum said. “We’re young, but we were very battle tested last year together in the playoffs.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Celtics coach Brad Stevens was sure the Cavs would give his team all it could handle.“Everybody just looks at records and makes assumptions that things are easy and they’re not,” Stevens said. “It’s hard to win. That team over there is playing hard. We were lucky to be where we were at halftime. You knew at the start of the third quarter it was going to be back and forth the rest of the way. ”TIP-INSCeltics: Irving has missed three of Boston’s four visits since the Cavs traded him. … Stevens said reserve center Aron Baynes (bruised foot) will be out through the All-Star break. He said Morris’ injury is not a “long-term” thing and it’s possible he’ll play Thursday. … F Daniel Theis was called for a rare, punching-the-ball violation while going after an offensive rebound in the fourth quarter.Cavaliers: F Cedi Osman missed his first game since rolling his right ankle on Saturday against Dallas. Osman averages 12.6 points. … Gs Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin have joined the Cavs but are not ready to play. They were acquired on Monday from Portland in the trade for F Rodney Hood.IRVING UPDATEStevens said Irving, who is averaging a team-high 23.8 points per game, may return on Thursday when Boston hosts LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, hours after the NBA’s trade deadline.“I would hope he would be able to go, but I don’t know for sure,” Stevens said. “We’ll know more tomorrow.”RACING ROOKIESexton came out in attack mode, scoring 18 points in the first half on 8-of-13 shooting. He cooled down after halftime and missed all five shots in the fourth quarter. Cavaliers: At Washington on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Pacers’ 3-point flurry buries Lakers in LeBron James’ worst loss Making his first visit to Cleveland since suffering a horrific broken left ankle in his debut for Boston in 2017, Hayward scored 18 points as the Celtics beat the Cavaliers 103-96 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory despite missing All-Star guard Kyrie Irving.A strained left hip prevented Irving from facing his former team, but Jayson Tatum helped make up for his absence with 25 points. Marcus Smart had 17 and Jaylen Brown finished with 13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHayward came off the bench and made 9 of 14 shots and added six rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes. The 28-year-old admitted being nervous about coming back to where his leg grotesquely snapped as he jumped to catch a lob pass in his first game after signing as a free agent with the Celtics.His season was over in just five minutes, and Hayward was taken off the floor on a stretcher. 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If something happens it happens. I enjoy my time here and hopefully it keeps going.”PERFECT FORMTatum went 12 of 12 from the free-throw line and Boston didn’t miss any of its 14 attempts.“I was just looking to be aggressive and attack the rim from the beginning,” Tatum said. “It’s the easiest way to get points, getting to the line.”UP NEXTCeltics: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum (0) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Cleveland. Boston won 103-96. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Gordon Hayward finally got some closure at Quicken Loans Arena.He walked off the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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