Celtics hold off Grizzlies behind Irving’s heroics

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he thinks their preparation his been more consistent since coming back from the break.“We’ve just played a little bit better,” Stevens said.One player who the Celtics are continuing to lean on is Irving.He went 8 of 13 from the field and connected on 5 out of 8 3-point attempts. In his last four games Irving is averaging 26.8 points on 39 of 64 shooting, including 15 of 28 from the 3-point line.Irving said he’s feeding off the energy his teammates are giving him.ADVERTISEMENT Warriors take control in 3rd en route to dumping of Knicks Monday marked Gasol’s 700th career NBA game (all with the Grizzlies). It was the latest in a string of milestones he’s reached this season. With his 689th start on Feb. 7 against Utah, Gasol passed Conley for the most games started in franchise history. Gasol reached 10,000 career points back on Dec. 2 at Cleveland.100 OR LESSThe Celtics improved to 28-3 this season when holding teams to less than 100 points. The 31 times Boston has held an opponent under the century mark this season are second to only San Antonio’s 34.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Suns on Wednesday.Celtics: Host Hornets on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kyrie Irving scored 25 points in three quarters of work and the Celtics held off the Memphis Grizzlies 109-98 on Monday night.Boston has won all three of its games coming out of the All-Star break. Terry Rozier finished with 15 points. Jaylen Brown added 13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAfter scoring a basket early in the second quarter, the Grizzlies went nearly eight minutes without a field goal. The Celtics rallied during Memphis’ drought, and used a 22-6 run to increase their lead to 55-30.Boston (43-19) led by as many as 28 points in the second half. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIEScenter_img Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Memphis Grizzlies guard Ben McLemore (23) tries to stop Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — The Celtics hobbled into the All-Star break, dropping three games in a row.In its three games back, Boston is looking like a team that made the most of the time off.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 “It’s just our focus level, getting everybody back. Just knowing what we’re trying to get ready for,” Irving said.JaMychal Green had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies. Marc Gasol added 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.Memphis (18-41) has lost 10 straight games and 10 consecutive on the road. The Grizzlies are also 0-10 on the road this season against the Eastern Conference. They remain the only NBA team with a road victory against the East.Despite the loss, coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he left the court encouraged by the way his team competed in the fourth quarter, despite facing a double-digit deficit.“We haven’t been a group that’s laid down, we’ve been a group of guys that have continued to fight,” he said.Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans sat out his second straight game with a right rib injury.Memphis has yet to win a game this season with Evans not in the lineup (0-10).TIP-INSGrizzlies: Are now a Western Conference-worst 5-23 on the road this season. … Went 5 of 23 from the 3-point line… Started the second quarter 1 for 10 from the field. … With the loss, Memphis can’t extend its franchise-record streak of seven consecutive winning seasons. It is the third-longest active streak in the NBA behind only San Antonio (20) and Oklahoma City (eight).Celtics: Irving has scored at least 25 points in nine of his last 14 games. … C Aron Baynes returned action after sitting out Saturday’s win against New York with a left elbow sprain.INJURY BUGThe Grizzlies played without Evans (right rib), Mike Conley (left heel), Chandler Parsons (illness) and Wayne Selden, Jr. (right knee soreness).MR. 700 View commentslast_img read more

Man granted bail for causing death of Melanie woman

first_imgNarsigh Jagsar, of Supply, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was on Thursday released on $300,000 bail after he appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh in the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.Jagsar was remanded to prison on March 5, 2018 for causing the death of an elderly woman on the Melanie Public Road.Jagsar was represented by Bernard Da Silva, and is expected to return to court on April 5, 2018.Eighty-seven-year-old Lydia Rodriguez, called “Aunty Baby”, of Lot 51 North Melanie, was struck down around 06:00h, just 15 minutes after she left her home.Reports stated that minibus BKK 6714, which was being driven by Jagsar, was proceeding west along the southern lane of the said road while the pedestrian was standing on the northern side of the road.However, as the minibus approached, Rodriguez began to cross the road from north to south, ending up on the southern lane. As such, she was struck by the vehicle.Rodriguez, who sustained head injuries, was picked up by public-spirited persons in an unconscious state and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.A breathalyser test conducted on Jagsar showed no trace of alcohol in his system. He was taken into Police custody and was assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

Rolling pin murder PI continues next month

first_imgSeveral months after 72-year-old Jerry Rambeer met his demise reportedly via a beating with a rolling pin, the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into his unnatural death is still before the courts.Guyana Times understands that the case is set to continue at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on March 7, 2019.The accused youth, Joseph Rameshwar, of Belle Vue, West Bank Demerara (WBD), is on trial for allegedly murdering the elderly man with a rolling pin between July 1 and 3, 2018.Testimony was scheduled to continue earlier this month, but the matter saw an adjournment. Police claimed that the teen confessed to the elderly man’s savage beating at Back Street, Good Intent, WBD. Originally, Rameshwar’s father was implicated, but Police had only instituted charges against the son based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).Rambeer, of Sisters Village, WBD, was found lying in an unconscious state on July 1, 2018, and took his last breath on July 3 when he was receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital. It was two days after the beating that Rameshwar was arrested and reportedly confessed to hitting Rambeer to the head with the rolling pin during an argument.Reports were that on July 1, 2018, the pensioner attended a wedding at La Retraite, WBD, with several of his friends. Sometime later that night, the man was reportedly found lying in a pool of blood in an area known as “Gaza Street”.The now deceased father of three reportedly suffered severe internal injuries, a punctured intestine, and broken ribs.last_img read more

Bantam B flyers post huge win over High-Prairie

first_img-submittedThe Flint bantam B flyers had a great victory against high praire on the weekend, defeating one of the toughest teams in the league 6-5. It was a very intense game the flyers fought hard the whole game, Calvin Sadowsky was in net and the goals were scored by Jayton Wieler , Jarred Sawka, Braylan Eklund, Blake Giesbrecht, Justin Taylor and Braden Donis. It was a great way to end the season for the flyers as it was their last home league game, the team is off to sexsmith and beaverlodge this weekend for their final away league games.- Advertisement –last_img

Sarri to miss Juve’s opening Serie A fixtures with pneumonia

first_img“To completely recover from the pneumonia that hit him over the course of the past few days, the coach will not sit on the bench for the first two Serie A matches against Parma and Napoli.“The decision will allow him an optimal recovery.”Sarri, 60, was present at Juventus’ training ground on Thursday to coordinate work with his training staff.Eight-time reigning champions Juventus open their campaign against Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Saturday and play last year’s Serie A runners-up Napoli in Turin on August 31.Sarri coached Napoli for three seasons before moving to Chelsea in 2018 where he won the Europa League.0Shares0000(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia © AFP/File / Jonathan NACKSTRANDMILAN, Italy, Aug 22 – Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri will miss the Serie A champions’ first two games of the new season against Parma and Napoli as he recovers from pneumonia, the Italian club confirmed on Thursday.“Maurizio Sarri underwent further medical tests today, which showed a good clinical improvement,” they said in a statement.last_img read more

Stoke midfielder could be set for move to Aston Villa or Newcastle

first_imgStoke City midfielder Stephen Ireland will be a January target for former clubs Aston Villa and Newcastle when he returns from injury.Ireland is currently sidelined with a hamstring problem and, during his absence, Bojan, Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic have made the attacking midfield positions their own, with the likes of Jon Walters and Ibrahim Afellay ready made replacements.The 29-year-old has not started a Premier League game all season and last featured in the top-flight as a substitute in the win over Swansea back in October, but he has a contract at the Britannia until 2017.Ireland has played for both Villa and Newcastle before and could once again offer them much-needed experience – possibly on loan. 1 Stephen Ireland last_img

A £32m man’s drought, a goalscoring legend and a midfield sensation – best PL stats from the weekend

first_img 10 6. And, continuing with Chelsea, Diego Costa’s assist for Oscar was the first he has set up in his last 20 games, in all competitions, for the Blues 10 4. After his stunning strike against Crystal Palace, seven of Willian’s eight goals this season for Chelsea have come from outside the box 2. Dele Alli, compared to Steven Gerrard after his performance against Everton, has scored or assisted six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances, with three goals and three assists 7. West Ham secured a Premier League double over Liverpool for the first time since the 1963-64 season 10 10 10. Finally, Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil scored the Premier League’s 500th goal of the 2015-16 season 10 10 10 10 10 10 9. After winning a penalty against Bournemouth, Jamie Vardy has now won two more spot kicks than any other player since the start of the 2014-15 Premier League season, with seven 8. Over half (51.4%) of the Premier League goals scored by Andy Carroll, who nodded in West Ham’s second, have been headers (19 out of 37) 1. Wayne Rooney is now the second highest goalscorer, behind Alan Shearer, in Premier League history, with 188 goals to his name, and the second all-time top scorer for Manchester United (238) after his flick finish in the victory over Swansea City 3. Match-winner Sergio Aguero has now scored against 24 out of the 28 different Premier League clubs he has faced since arriving at Manchester City in July 2011 It might not have been the highest scoring Premier League weekend, but there was still plenty to talk about.Wayne Rooney reminded supporters of his legendary status in England’s top flight after a sublime back-heel finish in Manchester United’s victory over Swansea City saw the striker leap further in the record books, while Dele Alli’s performance against Everton resulted in some going so far as to describe the midfielder as the ‘best since Steven Gerrard’.And talkSPORT has rounded up a selection of the most exciting facts and figures from the first Premier League weekend of 2016, with the pair above making an appearance on the best stats from the past two days.Click the yellow arrow above, right to reveal all… 5. Meanwhile, Willian’s club team-mate Eden Hazard, who limped off with what looked to be a groin injury against Crystal Palace after only 15 minutes, has now gone 2289 minutes without scoring a goal for Chelsea last_img read more

Cardiff star desperate for Premier League chance

first_imgCardiff City defender Bruno Ecuele Manga is a target for Lyon, Lorient and St Etienne but he insists his priority is to play in the Premier League.The 27-year-old, who arrived from Lorient in 2014, has made 38 Championship appearances for the south Wales club so far.Now, according to sources in France, three Ligue 1 clubs – including his former employers – all want to take him back across the channel.However, the Gabon international says he has no intention of leaving England and instead wants to try his hand in the Premier League.He hopes that will be with Cardiff – currently five points outside the Championship play-offs – but concedes he might consider offers should they fail to get promoted.He told Le10sport: “[Interest from other clubs] touches me enormously. I spent four beautiful seasons in France. It’s good.“But the priority is clear: To impose myself and play in the Premier League. With Cardiff if possible.“This is what I want most. After that, I do not close the door to other European championships either. If there are attractive opportunities elsewhere, I would study them too of course.“But my hope is really to play in the Premier League, primarily with Cardiff or elsewhere if unfortunately we do not go up.” Bruno Ecuele Manga 1last_img read more

Riyad Mahrez reveals ‘two or three clubs’ could tempt him to leave Leicester

first_img Riyad Mahrez has been linked with a move to Arsenal Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez has revealed ‘there are two or three clubs in the world’ that could turn his head.The Algerian enjoyed a stunning campaign with the Foxes last season and scored 18 goals on their march to the Premier League title.The winger is now being linked with a big-money move to Arsenal this summer as they look to bolster their attacking options.And Mahrez has added fuel to the fire by admitting he wants to stay in England and that a few clubs would make him consider his future.“It is a super league and I would like to stay here as long as possible,” Mahrez told France Football.“Now, there are two or three clubs in the world, that if they come for me, it definitely makes you think, if you understand what I am trying to say.” 1last_img read more

Big-game footballers: 10 of the best who stepped up when it mattered most

first_img 10 10 10 10 Dirk Kuyt – Ability wise, Kuyt has never stunned the footballing world. One of the most unselfish of players, it was his work-rate that made him a favourite at Liverpool, with few others prepared to tirelessly track back and forth as he did. But it’s his impact in the bigger games throughout his time with the Reds that saw him etch his place in the hearts of supporters. The Dutchman’s CV includes a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Manchester United, five goals against Everton, an extra-time goal and converted penalty in a League Cup final triumph, winning strikes over Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, and plenty of Champions League highlights. Not least scoring the penalty that took Liverpool to the 2007 final. 10 Didier Drogba – If there was one striker a manager could rely on in finals, it was Drogba. One of the greatest players to wear the Chelsea shirt, he was the ultimate big-game player for the Blues, never shying away from the stress of expectations. There was no final the striker couldn’t deliver in, from the FA Cup to the Champions League. The current crop of Chelsea supporters will speak most fondly of Frank Lampard and John Terry, but it was Drogba who, more often than not, got the job done. Goals in nine major finals for the Blues is a remarkable record. Cristiano Ronaldo – click the arrow above, right, to check out more of the best big-game players in recent years – As far as club football is concerned, there are few players who relish the big games as much as Ronaldo. In the Champions League alone, the Portugal international has scored 103 goals in the competition, with 52 of those in the knockout stages. In 18 finals at club level, as a whole, he’s netted 14. He just loves being the main man when it matters most. Even as he sat injured during Portugal’s Euro 2016 final triumph, he refused to stay out of the limelight. 10 Andres Iniesta – Iniesta is the kind of unassuming, yet brilliant player that even rival supporters can sit back and admire. The midfielder has it all. He’s been named man-of-the-match in World Cup, European Championship and Champions League finals, calmly stealing the limelight and leading his team by example. There are few adjectives that can really do him justice. And thanks to his 2010 World Cup-winning goal, he will forever be a legend in Spain. 10 Steven Gerrard – When a player adores their club as much as Gerrard did (and does) with Liverpool, delivering consistently in the big games was always going to be a key part of his narrative. Among his most memorable goals include a 30-yard thunderbolt in the closing stages of the 2006 FA Cup final, as Liverpool trailed 3-2 to West Ham United. Add to that his kick-starting of the Champions League final comeback in Istanbul and there are too many great memories to list. A club icon, and the only player to score in Champions League, UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup finals. 10 10 Sergio Ramos – It’s pressure that seems to lift Ramos, often evoking his most passionate of performances. Countless times has the Spaniard leapt highest in the closing stages of games to head in an equaliser or match-winning goal for Real. He did exactly that in the Champions League final in 2014, saving his side from defeat to Atletico Madrid in injury time. Acting a nuisance to opponents and stepping up in knockout stages of competitions are his bread and butter. Eden Hazard – Hazard’s career is far from over and his influence at Chelsea is growing. Last season aside, there are few current players in the Premier League who seem to relish heightened expectations as much as the Belgian. He played a vital role in the league and cup double season of 2014/15 and has been among the standout performers for the Blues in Antonio Conte’s debut campaign. His next target will be Champions League glory. Dealing with matchday nerves for the biggest games in a player’s career – whether it be a cup final or a derby – can be unbearable for some.But for a select few, it brings out the very best of their ability.As Cristiano Ronaldo illustrated earlier this week with his hat-trick in a 3-0 win over rivals Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie, pressure to deliver can see a footballer thrive.Even Gonzalo Higuain, who has come in for criticism throughout his career over his form in must-win matches, bagged a brace in Juventus’ 2-0 win over Monaco.So triggered by their match-winning displays, we’ve listed the 10 best big-game footballers of recent years – check out who has been chosen by scrolling through the gallery above. 10 Wayne Rooney – Love him or loathe him, Rooney’s record cannot be ignored. His influence has dwindled in recent years, but in his prime he relished the big occasion. Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City have regularly been forced to pick the ball out from the back of the net following a Rooney strike, while there are a plethora of great Champions League moments. He’s worked hard to get his name to the top of United’s all-time goalscorers list and deserves to be leading the way. Lionel Messi – Messi is majestic on a good day, but ramps his performances up to a new level in the special games of his season. The Argentine shines when it matters most for Barcelona – not so much for his country – with the battle for supremacy with Cristiano Ronaldo no doubt a subconscious driving force. He’s scored 25 goals in the 24 finals he’s played for Barca and is playing a crucial role in this season’s title race. Fernando Torres – Torres’ fall from grace following the 2010 World Cup has made for bleak viewing at times. But his ability to perform on the biggest occasions hasn’t been overshadowed. With Atletico, he’s relished playing against rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid, and at Liverpool he was a constant menace to Manchester United. He’s also Spain’s third-highest top scorer, with 38 in 110 senior appearances, and boasts two European Championship triumphs (2008 and 2012) and a World Cup (2010), scoring the winner in the Euro 2008 final and netting in the Euro 2012 showpiece. He also scored a brilliant goal for Chelsea in their 2013 Europa League triumph.last_img read more