Kyrie Irving drops 17 in return as Celtics top sloppy Nets

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trailing by 11 at halftime, Brooklyn sliced it to 59-54 early in the third quarter before the Celtics used a 17-9 spurt to pull ahead by 17 late in the period.Boston led 86-74 entering the final quarter and the Nets never threatened.“They’re a very cohesive group,” Dinwiddie said. “Obviously, they’re one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference and they force a lot of turnovers. That obviously got them out in transition, got them easy buckets.”In the first half, Boston led by double digits at the end of the first quarter and opened a 47-27 advantage on Tatum’s layup midway into the second en route to a 56-45 edge at halftime.TIP-INSNets: Hit their first four shots — all 3-point attempts — but missed 25 of their next 30 overall. … Former Boston College forward Jared Dudley and Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier both received a nice ovation when they were introduced.Celtics: Morris also returned after missing the previous game with a stiff neck. … Boston swept all four games between the teams last season.PREGAME PRAISEStevens spoke highly about the Nets before the game.“I’d be surprised if this team’s not in the playoffs. They’re awfully good,” he said of Brooklyn, which entered the day holding the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed. “Coach challenged us before the game to be great in that regard and try to really move the ball,” he said. “We did that tonight.”Rodions Kurucs led Brooklyn with 24 points. Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 and Kenneth Faried scored 13 with 12 rebounds. The Nets lost for just the fourth time in their last 16 games.Irving was out after scratching both corneas in a collision Dec. 31 at San Antonio.Playing on consecutive days, the Nets came out sloppy in the opening quarter, committing 11 turnovers — about half coming on wild passes that sailed out of bounds. They ended up with a season-high 25.“That was kind of the old Nets,” coach Kenny Atkinson said. “That was a big problem of ours last year and the beginning of this year.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball lead as Lakers hand Mavericks loss at home 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 LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I just love the way they play,” Stevens added. “They play hard and they play together. Everybody knows what they’re supposed to do, and they do it every night.”I’M NOT IN YETFaried got off the bench, getting ready to check in, when Jarrett Allen fired a pass from on the court that bounced off Faried as he was heading to the scorer’s table. Faried walked on the floor smiling when he got into the game.UP NEXTNets: Host the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.Celtics: Close a four-game homestand against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Jayson Tatum added 16 points, and Al Horford, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart each scored 12 for the Celtics, who won their third straight game.The Celtics had 37 assists on 47 baskets. It was their fourth straight game with 30 or more assists.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“It’s just moving the ball, moving the bodies, trying to create opportunities for one another,” Irving said. “It’s good.”Horford said coach Brad Stevens emphasized passing before the game. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, center, drives between Brooklyn Nets guard Shabazz Napier (13) and forward Rodions Kurucs (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON  — The Boston Celtics shared the ball extremely well. The sloppy Brooklyn Nets helped them out a lot, too.Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games with an eye injury and scored 17 points to lead eight players in double figures as Boston beat the Nets 116-95 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READlast_img read more

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The Stoke v QPR quiz

first_imgQPR travel north to face Stoke this weekend. Test your knowledge of the history involving the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-6]See also: Stoke aren’t pleasing on the eye but should be strong for QPR 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Takeaways: Sharks earn ‘good point’ against NHL’s hottest team

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — Joe Pavelski lifted the Sharks halfway out of the grave Tuesday, scoring twice in the third period to salvage a point against the NHL’s hottest team. After Saturday’s debacle in Las Vegas, he and his teammates will take it.The Sharks captain buried a feed from Brent Burns at 11:29 of the third to give his team life. Then, he tied it at 2-2 on the power play, stuffing the puck in from the side of the net with 3:18 left in regulation for his team-leading 15th goal.With a …last_img read more

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Tennis SA names Davis Cup consultants

first_img7 March 2014Tennis South Africa on Thursday named two leading consultants to assist South African Davis Cup captain John-Laffnie De Jager in selecting his future Davis Cup teams.The consultants, former professional players Robbie Koenig and Michael De Jongh, will sit with the captain at intervals throughout the year and discuss the performances of the country’s top players on the international circuit, and together debate the selection of players for the Davis Cup.Doubles partnerKoenig played on the ATP World Tour from 1992 to 2003 and reached a singles ranking high of 262 and doubles ranking high of 28. Ironically, Koenig partnered De Jager for a number of seasons as a professional, with the two reaching the semi- finals of the 1998 US Open.During his career, Koenig won five doubles titles and was a finalist on six occasions. He also represented South Africa in the Davis Cup in 2003, against Portugal and Poland.Nowadays Koenig is active on the ATP Tour as one of the world’s leading television commentators, working for the ATP at all their major events.Providing insightHe said he was happy to assist Tennis South Africa and the Davis Cup captain in an advisory role. “With me being involved in high level international tennis on a weekly basis, I’ll be able to provide both with plenty of insight. John-Laffnie is very experienced in his role and I’ll be there to discuss any issues relating to Davis Cup should he so require.”De Jongh played professional tennis, but made his name as a leading coach on the professional circuit coaching the likes of Martina Navratilova, Mary Pierce and Amanda Coetzer.Since retiring as a touring coach, he has been active in tennis as a Tennis South Africa board member and television commentator.‘Experience and knowledge’“Tennis South Africa’s decision to appoint consultants of the ilk of Robbie Koenig and Michael De Jongh to assist and advise John-Laffnie on the Davis Cup Team and programme is a recognition of the substantial contribution of both experience and knowledge that South Africa’s former international players can bring to tennis in South Africa,” Tennis South Africa Vice President Gavin Crookes said in a statement.“Furthermore, it also provides our Davis Cup captain with an important and objective sounding board that he is able to use and draw upon in his and Tennis South Africa’s quest to achieve South Africa’s goal of returning to the World Group Division of this team competition.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Wilmington College names Brandi Montgomery Agriculture Student Recruiter

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Brandi MontgomeryWhen Brandi (Fornshell) Montogmery joined Wilmington College’s admission staff in 2014, she was no stranger to WC, as she is an alumnus from the Class of 2013. Her recent appointment as the College’s primary recruiter of agriculture students was, in turn, especially appropriate as she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agirculture.She returned to WC in 2014 after working two years in the agriculture industry.Adam Lohrey, director of admission, said her job experience, coupled with that gained as a former agriculture student and Student Ambassador with the Admission Office, have set up Brandi for success in her new role.“She will continue building relationships with high schools and other agriculture programs, in addition to working closely with our faculty in student recruitment and cultivating relationships within the agriculture industry,” he said.Lohrey said Montgomery will coordinate Wilmington College’s presence at the Ohio, Indiana and National FFA conventions, while also interfacing with FFA and agriculture instructors throughout Ohio and beyond.In addition, she will continue a close affiliation with the Ohio Farm Bureau as a young professional in agriculture as a delegate to the annual meeting and a member involved with local programming. At WC, she will supervise agriculture majors in the student ambassador program, lead farm tours for prospective students and their families, and take a leadership role in group visits to campus and visit program days.last_img read more

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10 months agoEx-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Ashley serious about selling Newcastle

first_imgEx-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Ashley serious about selling Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan is convinced Mike Ashley is serious about selling Newcastle United.On the takeover, he says Ashley could do a deal quickly and even if it goes beyond January he think he will sell up.Jordan told talkSPORT: “He’s looking to sell. Absolutely he’s looking to sell.“Unequivocally this time without a shadow of doubt from my vantage point without actually having spoken to Mike for a significant passage of time, reading the signs, knowing how deals get done, last year with Staveley came to the table I pretty much said: ‘This deal will not get done, it will not get done.’“This time there’s a different feel to it, there’s a different metric to it and look from it. Ashley is going to sell this football club. Now it’s not going to hold them back in January from spending money because if he has to spend money he will add it to the ticket. If he doesn’t have to write a cheque for it someone else is paying for it and so be it.”With Mike I absolutely believe he should sell. I believe he will sell this time, I don’t believe it’s a PR spin.“If I was him I wouldn’t want to be there anymore. It’s so toxic and debilitating for everyone at the football club – he’s never going to recover from the impression that he’s not there for the football club when they need him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Photo: Notre Dame Sent Mail About Its High School Prospect Camps To A Starting Offensive Lineman At Rutgers

first_imgNotre Dame accidentally sends recruiting letter to Rutgers OL.Chris Muller is a rising redshirt junior at Rutgers. He has appeared in 26 games for the Scarlet Knights the past two seasons, making 25 starts at right guard. One of those starts was actually against Notre Dame in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl. Apparently, the Fighting Irish staff either didn’t remember Muller from that game, or were so impressed that they are attempting to recruit him over a year later. Tonight, Muller tweeted that he received mail from Notre Dame about its upcoming 2015 summer high school prospect camps, a curious delivery considering Muller is entering his fourth year at another program. Well this is awkward… #CHOPNation pic.twitter.com/OsQLwniVCK— Chris Muller (@Chris_Muller70) February 21, 2015Not sure if this is an actual NCAA infraction but either way Notre Dame should probably update its recruiting mailing lists. More: The Only 13 Teams That Can Win The Playoff In 2015last_img read more

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Stop Killing Our Children! – PM Holness

first_imgPrime Minister Andrew Holness has condemned the gruesome murder of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis of Arnett Gardens Kingston.Young Yetanya was killed after she went missing on Thursday night. Her charred body was found on Friday in the community.Prime Minister Holness expressed outrage at the incident and said, “the thugs who murdered 14-year-old Yetanya Francis have no place in the Jamaican society we are seeking to create.” The Prime Minister said the police have assured him that no stone will be left unturned to find the heartless perpetrators.“I have spoken to the Minister of National Security and the Commissioner of Police. They both emphasized their resolve to ensure that the perpetrator or perpetrators are brought to justice. No society can survive the constant killing of its children and we all must stand united against these criminals,” said the Prime Minister.Prime Minister Holness appealed to anyone with information on the killing to report it to the police or to call Crime Stop at 311.“Witnesses do not need to fear that their information will be exposed as we have Crime Stop – 311, and other ways to give information. I am asking members of the community of Arnett Gardens as well, if they know who the criminals are to turn them over to the police, as criminals who attack children don’t usually stop,” urged Prime Minister Holness.last_img read more

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ED notice to MNS chief Uddhav says doesnt expect concrete outcome

first_imgMumbai: A day ahead of Raj Thackeray’s scheduled appearance before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here in connection with an IL&FS probe, the MNS chief seems to have found unexpected support from his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday. Sena is the ruling partner of the BJP in the Central and Maharashtra governments. Raj has been summoned by the anti-money laundering agency in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The firm was founded by former Maharashtra chief minister Manohar Joshi’s son Unmesh, Raj Thackeray, and latter’s close aide and builder Rajan Shirodkar to purchase and develop the land of the defunct Kohinoor Mill. Raj had reportedly exited from the company in 2008. Questionning of Unmesh has been going on at the Mumbai office of the ED since August 19. “I do not expect any solid outcome from the inquiry,” Uddhav told reporters in a brief reply when asked about the ED’s notice to Raj. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Uddhav’s comments assume significance given that assembly elections in the state are round the corner. Earlier, Sena leader Sanjay Raut had said Raj getting the notice should not be viewed through the prism of politics. Interestingly, Uddhav had recently snubbed Raj over his proposal that the upcoming elections be deferred to the next year in view of the damage caused by floods in western Maharashtra. Opposition parties in Maharashtra, including the Congress and the NCP, have rallied behind Raj, terming the ED move a vendetta politics by the ruling BJP. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said the BJP didn’t have any role in the ED notice. Raj had held several rallies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led government in Maharashtra. He, however, had spared Sena from any direct criticism. The MNS had inflicted severe damage on the Sena in 2009 elections to the state assembly and Lok Sabha. However, in 2012, after Uddhav underwent an angiography (to unblock blood vessels), he was driven home by Raj, giving rise to speculation of a ‘thaw’ between the two cousins. In July 2016, a year ahead of the BMC polls, Raj had met Uddhav at the latter’s home sparking speculation of possible rapprochement for the crucial civic polls.last_img read more

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