Simmons’ triple-double lifts Sixers over Pistons

first_imgLATEST STORIES Bledsoe sent home after reeling Suns fire Watson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) shoots as Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Four games into his NBA career, Ben Simmons already has a triple-double to his credit.And with some help from Joel Embiid, he finally led the Philadelphia 76ers to a victory.Simmons had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and Embiid scored 30 points to lift the 76ers to a 97-86 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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I’m not saying the players couldn’t have done things better, but we didn’t have a good game plan for him.”Drummond had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Pistons.TIP-INS76ers: Simmons had double-doubles in his first three games, but Philadelphia lost them all.Pistons: Drummond moved into sixth place on Detroit’s career rebounding list, passing Walter Dukes. Drummond is now four shy of 5,000. … All Detroit starters scored in double figures except Stanley Johnson, who went without a point. Reggie Jackson had 16 points and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT SLIPPERYThis was the second Pistons game at Little Caesars Arena, the new downtown venue they share with the Detroit Red Wings. The people mopping the floor were pretty busy trying to keep it dry in the second half, and 76ers coach Brett Brown said he was glad nobody was hurt.“You can appreciate our reaction when you see Joel Embiid slip and slide and then hold his knee,” Brown said. “And then 30 seconds later, Jerryd Bayless goes down and starts holding his hip. We’ve experienced a lot of injuries. It’s not anybody’s fault. It just happened. There was a wet part of the floor and we were lucky to get away without any injuries.”Embiid (left knee) sat out the game at Toronto. He shot 11 of 15 from the field against Detroit, although he did turn the ball over seven times.NEW FACILITYThe Pistons and Henry Ford Health System broke ground on a new complex a couple miles north of Little Caesars Arena that will house a training facility and corporate headquarters for the franchise. It’s scheduled to open in 2019.UP NEXT76ers: Philadelphia hosts Houston on Wednesday night.Pistons: Detroit hosts Minnesota on Wednesday night before heading on a three-game western trip. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Detroit, which rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks on Saturday night , fell behind by 21 again in the second quarter against the 76ers. The Pistons chipped away and were within three in the fourth, but Philadelphia held on.“It’s awesome to have a triple-double, but at the same time, it’s even better to have a win,” Simmons said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSimmons was the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft before missing all of last season with a foot injury. He finished two assists shy of a triple-double at Toronto on Saturday night, and his skill and versatility were evident in Detroit.Philadelphia never trailed. It was 56-43 at halftime and 75-67 after three quarters before the Pistons cut the deficit to three on a 3-pointer by Anthony Tolliver. The teams traded baskets for a bit before a three-point play by Robert Covington and 3-pointer by T.J. McConnell put the 76ers up by nine. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Youths urged to be more involved in oil and gas development

first_imgYoung people were today engaged in talks concerning Guyana’s developing oil and gas sector and how they can be more informed and involved. The session attracted hundreds of youths, over-spilling the Umana Yana where it was held.They were able to ask questions and make suggestions to various Heads from the Departments of Energy, Environment and Youth.Calls for more training opportunities, awareness campaigns, job creation, creation of strong policies and the implementation of stringent laws followed. Youths also questioned how they will be able to benefit from the sector when production starts next year and how the profits from the oil and gas industry will be invested to improve the country’s lot.Director of the Energy Department, Dr Mark Bynoe, in his address to the young people, encouraged them to plan for careers not only in oil and gas, but rather for the transformation of the economy.“You do not have to change your career path to benefit. What you have to do is, in whatever you are doing, ensure you are the best at it. You do not have to be a petroleum engineer to benefit from oil and gas. What you have to do is ensure that you are certifiable Guyanese that you can be employed” Dr Bynoe underscored.Youth Director Melissa Carmichael-Haynes encouraged the young people to take advantage of every training opportunity available and programmes being offered by the department geared at empowering young people. The Director highlighted that there are many programmes through which young people can apply for grants to kick-start innovative business and community ideas offered by the department.Overall, the young people were not shy in letting their voices be heard and were very vocal, calling to be more involved and not side-lined. Nevertheless, they were pleased by the initiative taken and expressed their thirst for more.Martin Massiah, one of the participants, said that he was happy to see young people being involved in the process, especially with the opportunities that will come with the industry. “I am looking forward to the Department of Youth and the GEA and all the other organisations associated with the emerging oil industry in Guyana engaging the youth. Not only in sessions like this but in more practical sessions where you can see them actually interacting and exchanging more ideas with the young people of Guyana” Massiah stated.Sasha King described the session as a very informative one, but also called for more to be held. King said “the young people of Guyana, we have a lot, we know a lot, but we still need to know more of what is going on. This session did that to an extent, but we still need to have more of this forum in place.”Due to the massive turnout to the event, it has been decided to hold a similar event next Saturday, at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall to facilitate those who did not get to fully participate because of the large audience. Similar sessions are also slated to be undertaken throughout the country so that everyone can join the conversation.last_img read more

Almost €10,000 in funding for Cloughaneely Junior Band

first_imgMajor funding has been sanctioned for the Cloughaneely Junior Band, it was announced on Monday. The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh announced that €9,600 had been awarded to the Junior Band to purchase new uniforms.The funding was granted under the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language program. The area of Cloughaneely has had a marching band since 1983.It is one of the longest running bands in the county, with membership spanning three decades stretching from 1983 to now in 2019 – almost 40 years playing music.Minister McHugh said: “I am delighted to see this Junior Band receive this much-needed funding, as they work hard in promoting our language, music, and our Gaeilge tradition in Cloughaneely and throughout the county.“During their time, from their formation in 1983, collectively they have been All Ireland Champions at Fléadh Ceoil na hEireann ten times, and this is a fantastic achievement. “I trust this funding of almost €10,000 to help purchase uniforms for the band members will help them in their efforts, and I want to wish all the committee, the members, their families and all those involved continued success in the future.”Almost €10,000 in funding for Cloughaneely Junior Band was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Youth wrestlers victorious in Reno

first_imgTwo youth wrestlers returned home as national champions earlier this week.Taylor Bell and Donald Hostler picked up first-place finishes over the weekend at the Rumble in Reno, a youth wrestling tournament put on by Rocky Mountain National Events.Humboldt County can now count three national champions among its youth wrestlers as Bell and Hostler join the ranks with Tanner Baxter, who won a title at a similar event in Los Angeles last year.Baxter fell ill over the weekend but that didn’t stop …last_img read more

49ers commentary: Confident and brash 49ers defense proving team is legit

first_imgThe 49ers took a stiff uppercut from the Rams in the first quarter of their NFC West tilt on Sunday and merely smirked. The wry smile was from a team that sustained its opponent’s Sunday punch, and said blow didn’t even registering a single ounce of pain. It reeked of “Is that the best you got?”“They had one play on us early,” sensational 49ers rookie Nick Bosa said, referring to the Rams’ near brilliant seven-play 56-yard touchdown drive to open the game. “And once we made the adjustment, it …last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – December 21, 2010

first_imgGroundspeak Holiday CardThe Groundspeak Lackeys want to wish you Happy Holidays with the 2010 Signal Holiday Card. Please feel free to share holiday geocaching wishes with your friends and family by passing it along. You can also share the card on YouTube.Find and Share Favorite GeocachesThe new Geocaching Favorites feature calls attention to exceptional geocaches-helping you select which geocaches to search for and rewarding cache owners for great Premium Members can favorite 1 cache for every 10 caches that they have found. The Favorites Points accumulated by a cache are displayed in search results and on the cache page so that all members can see which caches stand above the rest.Premium Members have the additional perk of sorting search results by the most Favorited caches, D/T levels, date placed and more. If you are a Premium Member, please visit your Profile page to see how many Favorite Points you have accumulated to date.Learn more about Geocaching Favorites in our Knowledge Book.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 27, 2011October 28, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 30, 2011March 30, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 13, 2011July 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

Arunima Sinha also has spine fracture

first_imgNational-level volleyball player Arunima Sinha, who lost her left leg after being pushed out of a speeding train by robbers and is undergoing treatment at AIIMS, has fracture in the spine too.Though her condition is stable, a CT Scan of her spine showed fracture, doctors treating her said.Arunima, 23, who is also a national level football player, was admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre on Monday night after it was detected that her amputated left leg had been infected.”We did her spine assessment and the CT Scan of the spine showed fracture there. After opening the bandages of the amputated leg we found the infection there was minimal,” AIIMS Trauma Centre chief Dr M. C. Misra, who is looking into Arunima’s case, said.Doctors conducted a CT Scan after she complained of severe pain in her back. On Monday night, her haemoglobin level had fallen drastically and she had to be given blood and plasma, he said.”She is very cheerful now. She had a good sleep last night. But she will take time to reconcile and rehabilitate,” Misra said.Sinha was travelling through Bareilly to Gautam Buddha Nagar on the outskirts of Delhi to appear for CISF recruitment examiniation when three men attacked her and tried to snatch her gold chain.When she resisted, they pushed her out of the moving train. Another train coming in her direction ran over her left leg. Her left leg was amputated which later developed a severe infection.Both the long bones of her right leg were also fractured.advertisement”There are many sports prosthesis available and there are sportsperson who play with help of prosthetics. Arunima is passionate about sports and a girl with strong determination.,” the doctor said.last_img read more

BCDA bares plan to pilot driverless vehicles in SEA Games

first_imgMOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP SEA Games will push through as planned, assures PSC chief LATEST STORIES The BCDA eyes the completion of the sports complex on August 31. (Editor: Eden Estopace)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles NEW CLARK CITY, Philippines — Autonomous or “driverless” vehicles will be cruising around New Clark City during the Southeast Asian Games in November.Bases Conversion and Development (BCDA) President and CEO Vivencio Dizon announced this on Thursday during a site visit with Senators Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I am happy to announce that we will be piloting autonomous vehicles in November,” Dizon said.Dizon added that BCDA will be signing a memorandum of agreement with a US company that will pilot the vehicles, specifically buses and cars which will take athletes around the sports complex.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHowever, Dizon did not disclose the US company that will undertake the project with the BCDA.BCDA is currently working on a portion of the 9,000 hectare-property to build the main sports complex, aquatic center, and dormitories for the athletes. View commentslast_img read more

PSL: Petron bounces back, slips past Cignal

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games Balanga, Isabela City Chooks bow out of Haining 3×3 Challenge Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Petron vs Cignal. PSL IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Petron snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, escaping with a 25-20, 18-25, 25-16, 16-25, 16-14 win over hard-fighting Cignal Saturday in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Muntinlupa Sports Center.Ces Molina scored 23 points, including the Blaze Spikers’ final four makers that erased a 14-11 deficit in a stunning display of a championship poise for the defending titlist.ADVERTISEMENT POC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Petron bounced back from a defeat at the hands of F2 Logistics and regained its footing with a 3-1 record. Cignal absorbed its first loss in three matches.After taking the third set with seeming ease, the Blaze Spikers got caught up in a spate of errors, allowing the HD Spikers to take the fourth and force a deciding frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMylene Paat and Rachel Anne Daquis scored successive points to give Cignal three match points, 14-11, in the fifth.But that hardly rattled the five-time champs with Bernadeth Pons hammering from the right flank. Molina then buckled down the stretch flicking a drop shot for 13-14, before scoring on a kill-block for the deadlock. PH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup LATEST STORIES The team captain, who is also member of the national team, didn’t stop there as she slammed down two straight shots off Rhea Dimaculangan’s flawless sets to steal the win.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Nets Sweep Rockets, 110-105

first_imgNEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets finally beat Houston twice in a season again, and it sure helped that the Rockets were so busy beating themselves.Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Joe Johnson had 22, and the Nets beat the Rockets 110-105 on Dec. 8 to sweep the season series for the first time in 14 years.“I thought throughout the game we played pretty good basketball,” Johnson said. “We got off to a great start, which is always good for us because we’re pretty much a young team and confidence is key for us.”Brooklyn set season highs for assists (27) and field goal percentage (55.6), capitalizing on the good opportunities the Rockets created for them with 24 turnovers.“Just poor decision-making, especially on my end,” All-Star James Harden said. “Had too many unforced turnovers, just giving them opportunities.”Thaddeus Young finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who have recorded two of their six victories this season against Houston. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points in place of injured rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.Johnson had 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the fourth quarter of his bobblehead night as the Nets avoided a third straight loss.“That’s what Joe does,” Lopez said. “There’s a reason his bobblehead looks the way it does. We know we can go to him time and time again in the crunch time. He’s going to deliver.”Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 32 points for the Rockets, who got quiet nights from Harden and Dwight Howard. Corey Brewer had 22 in extended minutes after starting forward Trevor Ariza was lost to a bruised lower back after 4 minutes.Harden was 2-for-9 for 10 points, and also finished with nine assists and seven turnovers. Howard, who had 22 points and 18 rebounds Dec. 5 in a victory over Sacramento, took just five shots and finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.“We should’ve come out with a better effort. We didn’t and we paid the price for it,” Howard said. “Our effort was better in the third and fourth quarter, but we can’t hand teams good leads and expect to come back.”The Rockets had won three in a row and were trying to get back to .500 for the first time since they were 4-4 after a loss to the Nets on Nov. 11.That was the Nets’ first victory of the season after seven losses and by adding Tuesday’s win, they took a pair from the Rockets for the first time since 2001-02.Thornton scored 17 straight Houston points in the fourth, but the Rockets couldn’t get the stop they needed whenever they got really close.The Nets also had 24 turnovers in the sloppy contest.The Rockets came in allowing 107.3 points per game, 28th in the NBA, and for a while it appeared even the anemic Nets offense would blow past that. Brooklyn had 57 points at halftime and opened an 18-point lead in the third quarter before Thornton had six straight points to finally get the Rockets going.The Rockets cut it to 80-72 after three, and Thornton made consecutive 3s early in the fourth and then had a steal and layup to trim it to 84-82.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more