Raptors beat Celtics to close in on top seed in East

first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We had to rely on our defense tonight,” DeRozan said. “We missed a lot of shots but, with that, we played extremely hard defensively and made up for the low percentage that we shot from the field.”Toronto, which made 40 of 92 attempts, increased its lead over second-place Boston to three games. Both teams have four games remaining.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 crown“We didn’t score the way we needed to but we played defense the way we needed to,” Toronto’s Kyle Lowry said.Lowry scored 13 points as the Raptors earned a split in the season series and clinched the tiebreaker over Boston, based on each team’s record in conference play. Toronto is 37-11 against the East, while Boston is 31-17. LATEST STORIES After making eight of 19 field goal attempts in the first quarter, Boston shot 5 for 18 in the second and 5 for 19 in the third. DeRozan scored eight points in the third as Toronto took a 67-53 lead into the fourth.TIP-INSCeltics: Rozier led Boston with nine rebounds. … G Shane Larkin (illness) did not travel to Toronto. Larkin has missed three straight games. … Boston finished with 17 turnovers, three shy of its season-worst. Toronto scored 29 points off turnovers.Raptors: Toronto avoided its first three-game losing streak since Feb. 8-14, 2017. … The Raptors outscored the Celtics 54-34 on points in the paint.HOME COOKINGThe home team won all four meetings in the series this season.DOUBLE DOWNRozier failed to reach double digits in scoring for the first time in 26 games.START AND STOPBoston’s starters combined for 35 points, 16 of them from Horford. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 NOTHING’S FREEToronto’s eight attempted free throws matched a season-low. The Raptors also shot eight free throws against Atlanta on Dec. 29.UP NEXTCeltics: Host Chicago on Friday. Boston has won five straight home games against the Bulls.Raptors: Host Indiana on Friday. Toronto has won eight straight home games against the Pacers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) is defended by Boston Celtics centre Greg Monroe, left, as Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13), Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and Celtics guard Kadeem Allen watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors turned up the defensive pressure and tightened their grip on first place in the Eastern Conference.DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points, Fred VanVleet and Serge Ibaka each had 15 and the Raptors moved closer to clinching the top seed in the East by beating the Boston Celtics 96-78 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “Obviously these guys are well into the driver’s seat on the one (seed),” Boston coach Brad Stevens said.With its 56th win of the season, Toronto matched the franchise record set in 2015-16.Still, Raptors coach Dwane Casey wasn’t celebrating.“We’re not excited,” Casey said. “We still have some things to get better at.”Delon Wright had eight points, eight assists and nine rebounds for the Raptors, who entered having lost five of their previous eight, including the past two. Toronto lost at Boston on Saturday and again at Cleveland on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lakers jeopardize Spurs playoff bid with OT win Marcus Morris scored 21 points, Greg Monroe had 17 and Al Horford 16 for the Celtics, who were held to their lowest point total of the season. Boston scored 80 in a Jan. 18 loss to Philadelphia.“You always talk on offense about owning your space and they owned our space all night,” Stevens said. “They were very physical, they were very good.”Boston made 25 of 75 shot attempts, including 3 of 22 from 3-point range, its fewest made 3-pointers of the season. Boston’s previous low was six, set twice.The Celtics lost Tuesday in Milwaukee and have dropped consecutive games after winning six in a row.“It’s vital that we get back on a good roll and go into the playoffs with some type of momentum,” Morris said.Terry Rozier started for Boston after sitting out Tuesday because of a sprained left ankle. He scored two points in 28 minutes and shot 1 of 9.“It didn’t bother me,” Rozier said of his ankle. “It might have looked like it bothered me but it didn’t bother me.”Jaylen Brown and Monroe each scored five points in the first as Boston led 20-14 after one. Toronto made six of 23 attempts in the opening quarter, going 2 of 11 from 3-point range, and didn’t score over the final 3:29 in its lowest-scoring first quarter of the season.Boston made nine turnovers in the second, leading to 17 points for Toronto, as the Raptors rallied behind six points from Wright to lead 43-33 at halftime. The Celtics had more turnovers in the first half (14) than made baskets (13).“The only reason we were down at halftime was the turnovers,” Stevens said. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View commentslast_img read more

Egypt banking on Salah’s Liverpool form at World Cup

first_img“We hope that he will exploit the progress he’s made as a striker at Liverpool,” said Cuper on Monday.On Sunday, Salah set a new single-season Premier League scoring record after notching his 32nd goal of the season for Liverpool, surpassing the old mark of 31 goals he had shared with Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.Prudent and reserved as ever, Argentine Cuper refrained from making any World Cup predictions for ‘The Pharaohs’.The competition will be “tough”, he said of Egypt’s Group A rivals Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.“But we have hope,” he added. “We’re optimistic.”Egypt will play away to Kuwait on May 25, tackle Colombia in Italy on June 1 and then travel to Belgium on June 6 in three World Cup warm-up matches before travelling to Russia.Egypt lost to Portugal (2-1) and Greece (1-0) in their last two friendlies.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000After a sterling season with Liverpool, Egypt are hoping forward Mohamed Salah finds his scoring feet this summer at the World Cup in Russia © AFP/File / Paul ELLISCAIRO, Egypt, May 14 – Egypt coach Hector Cuper is hoping star striker Mohamed Salah can transfer the stellar form he’s shown for Liverpool this season to the national side at the World Cup in Russia.Salah, the Premier League and African player of the year, became a national hero over the leading role he played in helping Egypt qualify for their first World Cup finals in 28 years.last_img read more

Pochettino tells Tottenham to believe in title challenge

first_imgThe win kept Spurs in third place and just three points adrift of second-placed Liverpool, who can return to the top of the table with victory over Manchester United on Sunday.Pochettino knows that many believe the title is a two-horse race between City and Liverpool.But he argued otherwise, citing his side’s recovery from taking just one point from their first three Champions League group games as encouragement that anything can happen.“We are in a very good position,” said Pochettino, who has also had to contend with persistent delays over a move to the club’s news stadium, no summer signings in the transfer market and a host of injuries to members of his squad who shone at the World Cup.“The reality is that after 17 games we are third. That is a massive achievement for us. “All is possible. Look what happened in the Champions League after three games. We had only one point and we believed it was possible and in the end we are now in the next stage.“There are a lot of things you need to take into consideration, but the most important thing is belief and faith in the way you work and, if you give 100 per cent, all can happen.”Eriksen had come off the bench to score the goal that beat Inter Milan in the Champions League last month when only a win would keep Spurs’ European dreams alive.And the Dane delivered again when Harry Kane teed him up in added time to fire past Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart.Victory was also Pochettino’s 100th in the Premier League as Tottenham manager, a statistic assistant manager Jesus Perez had kept from him beforehand.“Jesus didn’t want to tell me before the game because it’s like a superstition,” he said. “I don’t read too much, I don’t know too much. He knows nearly everything and he didn’t tell me. I think it’s a fantastic achievement for us collectively. I think that is the most important thing.”Burnley remain two points above the drop zone, but limited Tottenham to only occasional chances, with Hart making a high-quality save in each half to deny Erik Lamela.And after ending an eight-game winless run against Brighton last weekend, their defensive display indicated there are positive signs of improvement for Sean Dyche to build on.“We deserved something from the game,” said Dyche. “We limited them by their standards. They’re a top side and they’ve had to work incredibly hard to get something.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Great Dane: Christian Eriksen scored Spurs’ winner in stoppage time for a 1-0 victory over Burnley © AFP / Adrian DENNISLondon, United Kingdom, Dec 15 – Tottenham should seek inspiration from an unlikely run to the last 16 of the Champions League to pose a Premier League title challenge, believes Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.Despite the midweek exertions of drawing 1-1 away to Barcelona to progress in Europe, Spurs closed to within five points of Premier League leaders Manchester City thanks to substitute Christian Eriksen’s stoppage time winner to earn a 1-0 Wembley victory over a stubborn Burnley on Saturday.last_img read more

Minivan crashes into motorcycle, then caroms into garage

first_imgSANTA MONICA – A minivan traveling on Pacific Coast Highway struck a motorcycle whose rider had been ejected in an earlier crash, then caromed into the garage of a beach front home, leaving the driver with non-life- threatening injuries, police said today. The accident in Santa Monica on PCH just south of the California Incline was reported at 10:26 p.m. yesterday, said Santa Monica police Sgt. Marty Fine. Like the man driving the minivan, the man riding the motorcycle was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, he said. “A motorcycle and a car were traveling northbound in the No. 1 lane on PCH and somehow sideswiped one another,” Fine said. “We don’t know who was at fault at this point.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe motorcyclist then lost control and was ejected from his bike, which slid into a southbound lane, Fine said. A minivan traveling southbound on PCH then hit the riderless bike, causing the driver to lose control and crash into the garage area of a beach front home, striking a car inside, he said. The motorcyclist and the minivan driver both required hospitalization, Fine said, but the woman in the car that collided with the bike was not hurt, Fine said. The accidents were under investigation, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Glitch delays FAA OK for Boeing

first_imgSEATTLE – Boeing Co.’s 787 program suffered a potential setback when engineers discovered problems while testing a section of the new airplane, but the glitch is not expected to delay the 787’s highly anticipated debut. The 33-foot prototype of a section of the 787’s fuselage was supposed to be used as part of efforts to gain Federal Aviation Administration certification for the airplane’s manufacturing process. But Boeing spokeswoman Yvonne Leach said the company’s engineers called off FAA certification plans after discovering bubbles in the high-tech composite materials used for the section, and decided the part would likely fail the government test. Leach said the bubbles, created when gases get inside the composite material, were likely caused by a leak in the tool used to build the fuselage. The bubbles could degrade the composites, eventually causing the material to tear or weaken. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The glitch, which was first reported by Business Week, is not expected to delay Boeing’s plans to deliver the first 787 to Japan’s All Nippon Airways by mid-2008, Leach said. To make up the lost time, the airplane maker has decided to make two more fuselage sections at the same time, and to test them concurrently to make sure they meet quality standards. Leach said the new plan will cost Chicago-based Boeing more money, but the expense is likely worth it. The 787 is an enormous bet for the aerospace company, and investors and airlines alike are watching closely for any signs the company won’t be able to deliver the plane successfully and on time. Boeing plans a family of 787 jets, with the smallest capable of carrying 250 passengers and the largest 330 passengers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Portugal defender open to Wolves move this summer

first_img1 Cancelo spent last season on loan at Inter Milan Valencia defender Joao Cancelo would consider a move to Wolves this summer.The Portugal international is looking to leave the Spanish club after spending last year on loan at Inter Milan.Valencia want to cash in on the right-back and use the funds from his sale to bolster other areas of the squad.Manchester United had expressed an interest in Cancelo, but they have instead swooped for Porto youngster Diogo Dalot.That has left Cancelo looking for another club and, according to Premium Sport, he would consider moving to Wolves.The Premier League club have shown an interest in the 24-year-old and he is open to the switch.last_img read more

FIRE CREWS TACKLE ANOTHER GORSE BLAZE

first_imgFIRE crews and local people have tackled another gorse blaze on Saturday.The fire broke out around 6pm near Creeslough.It was later brought under control. Fire officers and council officials have warned again about the dangers of fires during the current hot spell.FIRE CREWS TACKLE ANOTHER GORSE BLAZE was last modified: June 8th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:FIRE CREWS TACKLE ANOTHER GORSE BLAZElast_img read more

COUNCIL’S WILD ATLANTIC WAY DIGITAL CONFERENCE GOES VIRAL!

first_imgAt Thursdays Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way Tourism Conference was Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council, Fiona Monaghan, Failte Ireland, Barney McLaughlin, Donegal County Council and Joy Harron, Donegal Tourism.Almost 200 delegates attended Donegal County Council’s ‘Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way’ Digital Marketing Conference in Solis Lough Eske Castle yesterday.Organisers of the conference, Donegal County Council in association with Failte Ireland and Donegal Tourism Ltd were delighted by the turnout and response to the event.Those who attended were hoping to gain an insight into digital marketing activities and how the Wild Atlantic Way touring route can increase visitor numbers in Donegal. Andrew Weld Moore from Facebook speaking at Thursdays Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way Tourism Conference organised by Donegal County Council, Failte Ireland and Donegal Tourism.The innovative conference got off to an interesting start as attendees and businesses discovered a range of simple cost effective online marketing tips that could be applied to businesses to ensure positive growth.Crowds heard from an expert panel of speakers presented at the conference including representatives from Google, Facebook and two of Ireland’s leading digital agencies. Wolfgang Digital and Ambition Digital gave insightful and invaluable information on digital marketing and social media for businesses.The conference also featured practical case studies from Donegal businesses in the tourism sector that feature the Wild Atlantic Way in their marketing campaigns with great success.Speaking at the conference Donegal County Council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely said tourism is a hugely important to our economic growth and development in the county. “The Wild Atlantic Way is the perfect marketing tool to promote our fantastic county. This is reflected here today in the turnout of businesses who want to learn how to incorporate the Wild Atlantic Way into their marketing strategy to ensure lasting results for their tourism business. The information received here today is invaluable and we are keen to continue to work with businesses in the tourism sector to help increase visitor numbers to our county”.Speakers from Thursdays Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way Tourism Conference organised by Donegal County Council, Failte Ireland and Donegal Tourism. Left to right Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council, Fiona Monaghan, Failte Ireland, Alan Coleman, Woolfgang Digital, Charlie Boyle, Customer Service Excellence, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Donegal County Council, Andrew Weld Moore, Facebook and Jill Robb, Ambition Digital. COUNCIL’S WILD ATLANTIC WAY DIGITAL CONFERENCE GOES VIRAL! was last modified: September 26th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Donegal County CouncilSEAMUS NEELYWild Atlantic Way Digital Conferencelast_img read more

SBC Classic to stay until ’07

first_imgVALENCIA – SBC Classic has extended its contract with the Valencia Country Club through 2007 with options for the following year to hold its annual Senior Classic PGA tournament, officials said Friday. The PGA Champions Tour event has been held at the local venue since 2001, and its five-year contract with the club was scheduled to expire next year. Organizers opted for the extension to mirror the existing sponsorship contract between SBC and the tour – it also expires in 2007, with an option to renew in 2008, said Brian Fitzgerald, SBC Classic’s executive director. “I think our relationship with Valencia has been a really good one,” he said. “I think the membership has been supportive of the event, and even more so, the Santa Clarita Valley has embraced the event, and it’s grown each year.” The event began in 1990, and has been held throughout Los Angeles including Rancho Park Golf Course and Wilshire Country Club before settling in Valencia in 2001. For information, visit www.thesbcclassic.com. Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Though the telecommunications giant’s sponsorship is up for renewal in two years, Fitzgerald anticipates business as usual for the seniors tournament. The weeklong event drew an estimated 35,000 to 40,000 in 2005, and attendance has increased 10 percent to 20 percent each year. “The relationship between SBC and the PGA Tour is exceptionally strong,” he said. “I think that’s evidenced by the fact that SBC is now one of the principal sponsors of the PGA Tour. “We anticipate we’ll be (at Valencia Country Club) for the foreseeable future.” Officials are now signing up sponsors and gathering volunteers for the 17th annual tournament scheduled March 6-12 next year. “It’s a gradual thing,” Fitzgerald said. “It starts almost immediately after one tournament’s over and we move toward the next. … The heavy marketing and ticket sales – that will happen after the first of the year.” last_img read more

Can Radim Simek help save the Sharks’ season (again)?

first_imgSAN JOSE — Say this about defenseman Radim Simek throughout his Sharks career: His timing has been impeccable.Nearly a year after his insertion into the lineup helped turn the Sharks’ season around, Simek appears ready to try and do it again, as indications were Monday that he would be able to return to the NHL after more than six months of rehabilitation on his surgically repaired right knee.Simek returned from his conditioning assignment with the Barracuda on Monday morning and was a full …last_img read more