Holder content with underdogs tag … ODI series bowls off today

first_imgTWO of the most unpredictable teams in World cricket – West Indies and Pakistan – will commence the three-match One Day International (ODI) series today at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.West Indies during their net session yesterday.However, West Indies captain Jason Holder says he has no issues with his team being branded the underdogs going into the series, but he believes they can prove a few people wrong.“Pakistan have been hard on us. They have beaten us in the last series we played in the UAE and they started this tour well. So we probably are the underdogs right now … it’s not a bad tag to have.“The expectations are pretty much on Pakistan to beat us and that is an incentive for our guys. We must go and must show that we can beat Pakistan.“They are just a step ahead of us in the ICC rankings and I don’t think they are impossible to beat,” Holder told media operatives at a press conference yesterday.Further Holder said he expected a different approach from his side in the 50-overs format, as batsmen would have the benefit of time on their side to explore the Pakistan attack, especially leg-spinner Shadab Khan.West Indies captain Jason HolderThe 18-year-old (Khan) made his international debut in last week’s Twenty20 series and could hardly have been more impressive, capturing 10 wickets against the world champions to be named player-of-the-series.His main attacking weapon is the googly – a delivery that spins from the off side towards leg – baffling batsmen expecting the ball to turn the other way.“He obviously had some success so far in this series. He is something new. Everybody is now getting accustomed to seeing him but what I can say is that this one-day format you have a bit more time than the T20. Having said that we have our game play against him,” Holder reckoned.Meanwhile, notwithstanding carrying the favourites’ tag, the Pakistanis will also be wary of the conditions as well as the opposition.Captain Sarfraz Ahmed said, “It is important that we continue the momentum and sustain the same kind of focus.”Both teams have faded away in terms of performance, but the West Indies are under pressure to reverse a run of poor form that could see them face the indignity of having to qualify for the next World Cup in 2019.Pakistan captain Sarfraz AhmedThe top eight teams in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings at the end of September 2017 automatically advance to the event in England.Pakistan are currently No. 8 in the ICC’s ODI rankings, holding the final automatic qualification spot for the 2019 World Cup; West Indies are ninth, with five ranking points separating the sides.Failure to beat Pakistan would leave West Indies – who will be absent from this year’s Champions Trophy – struggling to catch them ahead of September’s cut-off and facing the prospect of having to come through the ICC Qualifier.Today’s match will be followed by another on Sunday and the final match of the series next Tuesday; all matches bowl off at 09:30hrs.West Indies ODI squad: Jason Holder (capt.), Devendra Bishoo, Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton.Pakistan ODI squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Zakir, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt. & wkp.), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Fahim Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Asghar.last_img read more

Tight end Parris to have surgery for lower-body injury

first_imgSyracuse junior tight end Josh Parris will have surgery after recently suffering a lower-body injury, SU Athletics announced in a release on Tuesday afternoon.The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday and his status for the remainder of the season will be determined in the coming weeks, the press release said.Parris caught the game-winning touchdown in the final regular-season game with six seconds left last year against Boston College to give the Orange bowl eligibility.He played in all 13 games last season and had 90 yards on 13 receptions. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on August 19, 2014 at 4:32 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

USC hits the slopes with poise

first_imgAlthough snow and freezing temperatures are not characteristic of Los Angeles, the warm climate presents no challenge for students who desire to ski.Airborne · USC Ski and Snowboard club member Abe Kislevitz, who graduated from USC in 2009, created the club’s website on which followers can watch club-produced videos and keep up with the team. – Photo courtesy of Nicole Kucera Every weekend about 30 to 40 members of the USC Ski and Snowboard club travel to Mammoth Mountain to hit the slopes.Club President and ski club coach senior Chris Nelson, heads a group of 107 members that has been making a name for itself. The USC freestyle ski team, which is a part of the club, competed in its first nationals last year and won the event. It then narrowly defeated University of Colorado at Boulder to defend its national championship title March 6.The USC freestyle ski team is composed of Nelson, along with juniors Ben Gunton, Chris Farro, Caleb Farro and freshman Matt Cook, who all traveled to Sunday River, Maine for the five-day competition.With more than 500 competitors at nationals, the USC freestyle ski team made its mark in the freestyle skiing competition — that includes slope style, half pipe and skier cross, by sweeping the event. Junior Caleb Farro, placed first overall in freestyle skiing, followed by Cook in second place and Gunton in third.Because he tore his anterior cruciate ligament and broke his wrist last year, Caleb Farro was only planning to support the team and have fun skiing at the competition. Without much preparation for nationals, he still claimed first place.“I was stoked to be back. But my doctor doesn’t even know I’m skiing right now. I’m definitely not cleared,” he said.Along with Caleb Farro, Cook was able to set the stage for the USC ski team when he won the half pipe during the opening ceremony.“[Cook] was the only kid from USC to make the finals, and he went against five kids from Colorado,” Chris Farro said. “When he won, we all went nuts.”According to Nelson, Cook’s win was crucial to prove that, despite being from sunny Los Angeles, the USC ski team was legitimate competition.“A lot of people don’t associate SoCal with skiing, and this entire competition was a way to show more people what we’re all about,” Gunton said.Not only did the USC ski team prove that it belongs among the top ski teams in the nation, but it also did so funding.“Most schools like University of California at Santa Barbara sent their teams to Maine, but we had to pay $4,400 out of pocket,” Caleb Farro said.The Recreation Club Council at USC provided the ski club with $3,000, and clubs can also earn up to an additional $1,000 if they present the RCC with a valid reason for why they need the funds.“After winning nationals in Boulder last year, we thought we could get some more funding, but [RCC] only gave us an extra $375, which was kind of like a slap in the face,” Nelson said.According to Chris Farro, not many students even know that the ski team competed at nationals, let alone won nationals two years in a row.Chris Farro and Cook, however, chose to attend USC over schools like University of Colorado at Boulder specifically because of the ski club’s website.Abe Kislevitz, a fall 2009 graduate, created the team website, USCSnowSports.org, four years ago to highlight the club’s activities.“I wanted to get people to realize what we’re doing in Los Angeles and get the word out about our ski team winning,” Kislevitz said.The highly interactive website has videos of the team, including a recently created 3-D video. Last year, these videos had 250,000 views on YouTube and 187,000 views since January 2010 alone.“A lot of kids from the East Coast even follow our videos,” Kislevitz said. “I’ve had people come up to me and tell me that they’ve seen the videos and want to come to USC to ski on our team.”For the ski club, it’s not the weather that presents the obstacle; it’s demonstrating to the public that Southern California schools can shred.last_img read more

TIU 2016 report shows 20% increase in suspicious betting alerts

first_img Related Articles TIU denies two requests to lift provisional suspensions July 27, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Victoria Police charges two following tennis corruption investigation June 29, 2020 The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has expressed concern that the growing number of alerts it receives for suspicious betting patterns is reflective of an increased level of corruption in tennis.As part of its first annual report, the TIU said that while alerts alone were not proof of corruption, the system led to nine players and officials being sanctioned in 2016.The 292 alerts received last year was almost 20% higher than the 246 in 2015, with eight of them from Grand Slam, ATP and WTA matches. Worryingly, 96 of these 292 alerts came between July and September, a busy period in the tennis calendar which includes two of the four Grand Slam’s.Secret files exposing evidence of alleged match-fixing at the top of the game were also revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed in 2016. The files stated that, over the last decade, 16 players ranked in the top 50 had been repeatedly flagged to the TIU over suspicions they have thrown matches.While all the players involved could continue competing, the TIU has now changed the system so that from 1 January 2017, a player suspected of a corruption offence will be given a provisional suspension. Previously they could continue playing until a disciplinary notice had been served.Nigel Willerton, Director of the TIU, commented: “The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) responded to a substantially increased workload in 2016 with significant expansion and development, designed to provide tennis with the level of resource and expertise needed to meet the challenges posed by corruption in the sport.”The annual report came soon after news broke of Nick Lindahl’s seven-year ban for match-fixing. The Australian, who achieved a career-high ranking of 187 before retiring in 2013, has also been fined £28,000 for plotting to throw a match at a minor Australian tournament in his final playing year.While the report makes a lot about the healthy co-operation the TIU has developed with bookmakers and gambling regulators, there is still a great deal of work that could be done in the area. Most of the bookmakers are part of the ESSA integrity organisation and there are only a handful of regulators seemingly involved.However this is a good positive step for tennis in address the issues of match fixing which are plaguing the sport and hopefully the TIU will be given the backing it needs to build on the work done so far.last_img read more

Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity

first_img Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Share Submit Unibet, the flagship sportsbook property of Kindred Group Plc, has announced its support of British horseracing’s #GoRacingGreen project – making UK racing accessible to those who suffer from mental health problems.The #GoRacingGreen project was launched in 2019 by racing enthusiast and entrepreneur Deborah Matthews, who openly blogged about how equine activities helped her overcome her struggles with mental health. Matthews has expanded #GoRacingGreen to help other sufferers of mental health issues cope with dementia, autism, ADHD, PTSD, self-confidence and loneliness. The success of Matthews’ grassroots project has led to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Racecourse Association (RCA) authorising #GoRacingGreen as headline charity initiative.Unibet has become the first bookmaker to support #GoRacingGreen, which has become a charity of the wider Kindred Group sponsorship model. “Tackling mental health is at the core of Kindred’s commitment to become the sponsor of choice for sporting organisations and their communities and reinvent sponsorship so that it benefits places and societies,” stated Ed Nicholson, Head of Kindred Group UK.Embarking on its new sponsorship, Unibet has made an investment in #GoRacingGreen, helping the charity further expand its mental health support network across UK racetracks and stables. Furthermore, the bookmaker will donate 1-in-3 of its UK racing advertising sports to help promote the young charity.Backing Unibet as partner, Deborah Matthews added: “This investment is a fantastic boost for the #GoRacingGreen project, and I am delighted to be working with Kindred through its Unibet brand. Working in partnership with them, we can now expand the programme and reach many more people with mental health problems across the racing community in the months ahead.”last_img read more

Ramos: “I don’t see Atlético as an enemy; he is a rival”

first_imgHow are you? “In a very good moment of my career. Every day younger in that aspect, the physicist. I want to maintain a good level and to respect my injuries. Contribute to maintain a defensive balance.”Five midfielders What do you give the team? “It is different. Possessions are greater, with more strikers the game is more vertical. With more technical players who have the ball, we have more control of the game. I do not know if it is better or worse, the important thing is to have the variant to be able to do it depending on how to hurt the rival. The coach is doing great. “What has Madrid changed since that triumph in Istanbul? “Keep putting what you have in service and we are the same. By that time no team was at its best. When we have been filming we have found ourselves better. Today there is a different vision for that. It is not surprising for us.”Less goals of the League. “It is one of those matches where small details penalize and can cost you the title. We want to keep the balance so that they can be harmed. There are ways to harm them.”Zidane looks better coach. “I have always thought that I was going to be a great coach. From the first day he arrived. When they are having that face to face with the costumes they are improving. I try to do it and they do the same.”The 3-7 in the United States of the summer. Do you want revenge now with a title in play? “No, nothing. The motivation of the title is enough to go thinking about a preseason game.”After the press conference, he also spoke on Real Madrid TV:How do you face this final?Super motivated to conquer another title. The team was very good against Valencia, has worked well to get here and the opponent will not make it easy for us. Hopefully we can keep that winning streak in the finals against them.What Athletic is expected?We know Atlético very well, until Zizou does not give eleven we will not see how we are going to play, the other day the coach took out a lot of media and it worked very well, but Atleti is different, we will see what approach we do. We are waiting for that moment and give the maximum to return with the cup home.What message is given to the team as captain in such a match?Above all, that we be ourselves and that we keep the concentration from 1 ’to 90’. That makes you make few mistakes, everything can happen in football, but we leave the soul. How a final is faced. “One of the most important things is the ambition, not to get tired of winning, that Madrid has always had. Thanks to the effort to play a new final. Make a serious game, without errors, in order to take the title.”New format. “The format does not depend on us. It is the Federation. It is a good form, it recovers a little more value. It benefits us this year because we are in quotes the guests. But maybe next year it will also touch us. It does not alter the calendar and the treatment has been unbeatable. If it serves to benefit our clubs, then we must not look at it as something negative. “The number one enemy of the Athlete. “The word enemy is ugly. You can have an enemy if they have done something personal to you. But speaking of football, it is ugly. It is a direct rival and that makes it more satisfying to beat them than others.”Five midfielders He disrespected himself for saying he was an aligner. “No. Journalists and people are there to give their opinions. He has a very difficult task. For tastes, colors. If anyone knows this costume well, it’s Zizou. We come from a very good run. We want to be successful.”Finals against Atlético. “I keep the winning percentage. He is an awkward opponent. They have a great coach and they fight until the last moment that gives them hope. We are going to death.”We end the year with the debate on the goal. Few strikers mark. Is it sustainable or do you need dynamite above? “We are going to the front with what you have and with what there is. We adapt and we get the results. I don’t know if until the end it will be valid, but we will try to mark the one that plays. There is no problem of goal, maybe of success, hopefully not we remember that. “ Sergio Ramos appeared at a press conference in the pre-final of the Spanish Super Cup that will face Real Madrid and Atlético in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) this Sunday. The white captain responded to the media, as usual in the white team finals, being the first captain.last_img read more

Jamaicans top IAAF World Under-18 list

first_img Calabar High’s outstanding sprint hurdler De’Jour Russell, who smashed Omar McLeod’s Class One 110m hurdles record at Champs and who was ranked number one among Under-20 athletes last year in the event, sits atop the world list in the Boy’s 110m hurdles event. Russell, who just missed out on getting a medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, last year after finishing fourth, could go all the way in the Under-18 age group this time. Russell’s winning time of 13.31 seconds in copping the Under-18 event at the Carifta Trials has him at the head of the class. Four other Jamaicans are ranked in the top-three of their events, with Calabar’s Michael Stephens, Wolmer’s Boys’ Jeremy Farr and Ruseas High’s Antonio Watson at number two, while Vere Technical’s Ramone Lindo and St Elizabeth Technical’s Dashinelle Dyer are both third. RUSSELL LEADS CHARGE AMONG MALES THE IAAF World Under-18 Championships, formerly the World Youth Championships, will have its final staging this year when the eighth edition takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, between July 12 and 16. At the 206th IAAF General Meeting held at the Summer Olympics last year, a decision was made by the council that this year’s staging would be the final as it was the intention of improving the performances of Under-18 athletes at the continental level. Since its inception in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 1999, where Veronica Campbell Brown made her breakout on the international stage, there have been great Jamaican performances, as several have been crowned champions in different disciplines. Following performances so far this season at various meets, including the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, several Jamaicans have made big statements and are at the top of the class in their events as they look set to make big impressions in the final staging of this meet. Vere Technical’s Brittany Anderson is hoping to join Yanique Thompson as champion in the Girl’s 100m hurdles, and after dazzling performances so far in the event, she has the four fastest times at this level, with her record-breaking performance of 13.04 seconds, done in winning her semi finals at Champs, leading the class. Her other top times are 13.12, 13.18 and 13.21 seconds. It is a clean sweep of the top-three spots by Jamaicans, as Holmwood Technical’s Shanette Allison, who broke Anderson’s record of 13.37 seconds in the preliminary round at Champs with 13.30 seconds, is at number two, while Manchester High’s Daszay Freeman is at number three with her 13.37 seconds, also done at Champs.last_img read more

World Cup quarterfinals exclusive to Europe, South America

first_imgTeams from other continents approach matches against world powers trailing before the opening kickoff because of a mentality deficit. They often speak after losses lamenting they gave opponents “too much respect.” They approach World Cup games as if facing an entire nation, not just the 11 opponents on the field. That us-against-history affliction has proven difficult to treat.“In Italy, I think some of the fans said if they don’t beat the U.S. 4-0, it’s a disgrace,” 1990 U.S. captain Michael Windischmann said when the Americans returned to the World Cup after a 40-year absence.Mexico is the North American power, yet it has lost seven straight round-of-16 matches and been frustrated in its national quest to reach “el quinto partido” — the fifth match — for the first time since ’86.“The mentality is changing, it’s changing,” Mexican star forward Javier Hernandez told Fox after the loss. “In the world you can see that, You can feel it.”The quarterfinals are all European and South American for the fourth time in nine World Cups, after 1994, ’98 and ’06. Only once has more than one outsider made the last eight, when CONCACAF, Africa and Asia each advanced a team in South Korea.Lalas thinks Africa is the most likely nation to break the powers’ hegemony.“While it would be different and unique and never-before seen, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility,” he said. “Certainly if a CONCACAF team did it, it would be a huge, huge surprise. You not only need to be good, you need to have a little bit of luck.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mexico’s Miguel Layun lies on the ground at the end of the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. Brazil defeated Mexico 2-0. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)MOSCOW — So much for this being a “World” Cup.The quarterfinals are all-European and South American for the first time since 2006.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Mexico said adios with a 2-0 loss to Brazil in the round of 16 on Tuesday and Japan sayonara when it wasted a two-goal lead in a 3-2 defeat to Belgium, ending the hopes of North America and Asia.Africa and Central America didn’t make it past the group phase. Oceania and the Caribbean couldn’t even earn an invite.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFor 47 consecutive months, experts proclaim emerging soccer nations are catching up with the traditional powers.Then the World Cup pitches its big tent and the European and South American nations knock all others to the curb with the ruthlessness of an Eric Cantona kung fu kick. Turns out not much has changed from the days when players wore shorts that extended below kneecaps and booted dark T-model leather balls with thick laces. Real Madrid denies report of $360M offer to buy Neymar LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town “What we’re seeing here for the most part, when it comes to that European and South American talent, it’s in abundance, and it’s traditionally very successful,” said former American defender Alexi Lalas, at the World Cup as a Fox analyst.Since the current format of group stage followed by knockout rounds started in 1986, 46 of 72 quarterfinalists have been from Europe and 18 from South America, with Wednesday’s England-Colombia match to decide another spot.CONCACAF has made it three times: Mexico at home in ’86, the United States at South Korea in 2002 and Costa Rica in Brazil four years ago.Africa also has three quarterfinalists: Cameroon at Italy in 1990, Senegal in 2002 and Ghana at South Africa in 2010.There has been just one from Asia — South Korea, when it hosted the tournament. That Korean team was the only outsider that advanced to a semifinal, where it lost to Germany.ADVERTISEMENT 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

Blake Griffin’s 30 powers Pistons past Knicks

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Reggie Jackson contributed 21 points for Detroit. The Pistons held New York to 40 percent shooting from the field and led throughout the final three quarters.The Pistons (11-7) are off to a solid start under new coach Dwane Casey. Nine of their victories — including Tuesday’s — have been against teams that currently have losing records, but they all count.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We have to prove to our fans who we are and what we are, and make sure they are trusting to spend their hard-earned money,” Casey said after another game in front of a sparse crowd in Detroit. “I do know that if you’re a basketball fan, we do play a brand of basketball that is a winning brand. We’re not a finished product.”Allonzo Trier scored 24 points for the Knicks, who had won a season-high three in a row. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Kyle Lowry rallies Raptors past Grizzlies; Warriors up next Knicks: New York was without F-C Kristaps Porzingis (left knee), G Courtney Lee (neck) and F Lance Thomas (left knee). … Damyean Dotson, who didn’t play at all in the previous four games, played only a few seconds in the first half Tuesday. Then he came out and scored 17 points in the second.Pistons: Detroit was missing G Luke Kennard (right shoulder).UP NEXTKnicks: At Philadelphia on Wednesday night.Pistons: Host Chicago on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom The Knicks (7-15) took an early 13-5 lead, but Detroit was up 24-19 at the end of the first quarter, and the Pistons never relinquished the lead.“I thought we came out great, and then we hit 17 points and everything just stalled for whatever reason,” New York coach David Fizdale said.New York shot 15 of 50 in the first half and trailed by as many as 16 points in the second quarter. It was 51-43 at the half, and the Pistons stretched the lead back as high as 18 in the fourth.The Knicks had the deficit down to seven when Johnson came leaping from behind to block Trier’s layup attempt with about 30 seconds to play in the game.TAKING CARE OF BUSINESSADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Detroit’s wins this season have come against Brooklyn, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland (twice), Orlando, Atlanta, Toronto, Houston, Phoenix and New York. The Pistons are in a tight race with Indiana for the fourth-best record in the East.REUNIONNew York’s Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke and Detroit’s Glenn Robinson III were teammates on Michigan’s 2013 Final Four team. It wasn’t a great night for that trio, which combined to shoot 6 of 24 from the field.Hardaway did have 19 points and Burke scored six. Robinson had one point in 11:07 of playing time.“I wish he could have played more,” Hardaway said. “It was great just to have him out there on the floor.”WHISTLESMitchell Robinson, New York’s 7-foot-1 rookie, fouled out with 3:27 remaining in the third quarter after having only two fouls at halftime. Noah Vonleh of the Knicks also fouled out with 2:29 to go in the fourth, and Mario Hezonja picked up his sixth foul in the final minute.Detroit went 32 of 45 on free throws and New York was 27 of 32.“I thought tonight was at least pretty consistent,” Griffin said. “Both ends, there was a lot of fouls called.”TIP-INScenter_img LATEST STORIES New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh (32) reaches for the ball against Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — There’s plenty of mediocrity in the Eastern Conference this season, and the Detroit Pistons are taking advantage.Blake Griffin scored 30 points and Stanley Johnson added 21 to lift the Pistons to a 115-108 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NU, Ateneo set up UAAP juniors finals rematch

first_imgFILE — Terrence Fortea leads the way for NU anew. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It’s going to be a championship rematch as National University and Ateneo handled its respective foes in the semifinals of the UAAP Season 81 junior’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Center.The Bullpups had themselves a feast after an easy 94-72 victory over Adamson University.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Terrence Fortea lit up for 30 points to lead last year’s runners-up with 22 of those coming in the first half to put the Bullpups up 54-35, essentially setting up their return to the title round.“He really played well. Day in and day out, that’s how he is. He will try his best,” said NU coach Goldwin Monteverde of Fortea. “We really played well, we executed our plays, but the most important thing is we’re preparing for the Finals.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe reigning champions Blue Eaglets staved off Far Eastern University’s furious comeback to come away with a 90-82 win and a chance for a title repeat.FEU was down by as much as 21 points but the Blue Eaglets were able to hold off the Baby Tamaraws in the final seconds. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Kai Sotto had 22 points, 19 in the second half, with eight rebounds while rookie Ian Espinosa had 19 points, four assists, and two steals.The two teams will start their three-game series on Monday at Filoil Flying V Center.NU swept the season series against Ateneo.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Yeng Guiao ‘confident, happy’ with Gilas roster ahead of final Fiba qualifying window Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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