James scores 34 as point guard, leads Cavaliers over Bulls

first_imgKevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade, who asked Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to take him out of the starting lineup, came off the bench and added 11 points.Justin Holiday scored 25 and rookie Lauri Markkanen 19 for Chicago, which made a season-high 17 3-pointers. The 7-foot Markkanen became the first player in NBA history to make 10 3-pointers in his first three career games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCELTICS 110, KNICKS 89BOSTON— Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and Boston beat New York. Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, is fouled by Chicago Bulls’ Jerian Grant in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 34 points in a rare start at point guard and the Cleveland Cavaliers, using another early season lineup, awakened after a sluggish first half and beat the Chicago Bulls 119-112 on Tuesday night.Although he often handles the ball and runs Cleveland’s offense, James had not officially been listed as a guard since 2012 with Miami. He added 13 assists, including a no-look, behind-the-back dish to Jae Crowder for a 3-pointer during Cleveland’s 15-3 spurt in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves, who came out flat after a thrilling last-second win at Oklahoma City on Sunday.Minnesota was missing forward Jimmy Butler, who sat out with an upper respiratory infection. Shabazz Muhammad took Butler’s spot in the starting lineup, and he contributed to Minnesota’s slow start, going 1-for-5 from the floor and missing two free throws in the first quarter.MAGIC 125, NETS 121ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Gordon scored a career-high 41 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 35 seconds remaining, and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Orlando over Brooklyn.Evan Fournier added 28 points in game that went back and forth late in the fourth quarter. He finished the scoring with two free throws with 15.5 seconds to play.D’Angelo Russell scored 27 points for the Nets, while DeMarre Carroll had 19 and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson18.TRAIL BLAZERS 103, PELICANS 93PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 23 points and Portland extended its NBA-record winning streak in home openers to 17 games with a 103-93 victory over New Orleans.Damian Lillard and Evan Turner each added 13 points for Portland, which is off to a 3-1 start for the firsttime since the 2011-12 season.DeMarcus Cousins had 39 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double to start the season. The Pelicans were hurt when Anthony Davis departed with a left knee injury in the first quarter. 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Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next CLIPPERS 102, JAZZ 84LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin scored 22 points, Patrick Beverley added 19 and unbeaten Los Angeles beat Utah.\All five starters for the Clippers (3-0) finished in double figures. Austin Rivers had 16 points, Danilo Gallinari 14 and DeAndre Jordan added 11 points and 18 rebounds.Rookie Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz (2-2) with 19 points, with Rudy Gobert adding 12 points and seven bounds. Thabo Sefolosha finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Kyrie Irving added 20 points and seven assists. Al Horford finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds.After dropping their first two games to open the season, the Celtics have won two straight. The Knicksremain winless through their first three games.Enes Kanter led New York with 16 points and 19 rebounds. But he got most of them in a first half in as his team struggled mightily from the field. The Knicks scored the first basket of the night, but never led again. They shot just 42 percent and went 1 of 12 from the 3-point line.PACERS 130, TIMBERWOLVES 107MINNEAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and Cory Joseph added 21 to lead hot-shooting Indiana past Minnesota.Darren Collison had 15 points and 16 assists, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers, who shot 67 percent from the floor.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Watch: Oklahoma State-Kansas Cinematic Highlights

first_imgExcellent stuff here from Homecoming. I love the Walsh score and point. I’m going to miss that next season. Speaking of Walsh, that Superman move was straight out of the flag football playbook.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

3 days agoJuventus goalkeeper Szczesny: Dybala made difference for Lokomotiv Moscow win

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus goalkeeper Szczesny: Dybala made difference for Lokomotiv Moscow winby Carlos Volcano3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was always confident of victory over Lokomotiv Moscow.The Russians had taken a shock lead after 30 minutes, but Dybala scored twice in two minutes late in the second-half to win this Champions League clash 2-1.“It was a struggle to get the result, but we controlled the game for 90 minutes and needed a lot of patience to break them down, as they were very organised and put a solid wall back there,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia.“A great left-foot shot from Dybala made the difference. Lokomotiv were clammed up in defence and we had to move the ball from left to right and back again to open up some spaces.“We must continue being protagonists in Serie A too and that means getting three points against Lecce this weekend.” last_img read more

5Dimes Releases Big Ten Football Champion Moneyline Odds

first_imgThe 2015 Big Ten football champion won’t be decided until this December, but it’s already time to start thinking about which programs have put themselves in the best positions to take the crown. 5Dimes has released its Big Ten Champion moneyline odds, and as you’d imagine, the Ohio State Buckeyes, with three potential Heisman Trophy candidates at quarterback, are the favorite to repeat as champions. Michigan State, Wisconsin and Nebraska are the next-best bets.Purdue has the worst odds, as you’d imagine. If you put down $100 on the Boilermakers, you’d make $8,000 if they won the B1G title.Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 1.35.28 PMMichigan, in its first season under new head coach Jim Harbaugh, has the sixth-best odds at +1300. You can check out odds for all of the conferences, as well as the national title, here.last_img read more

St. Catherine YIC Opens Homework Centre and Music Recording Studio

first_imgYoung persons residing in Spanish Town, St. Catherine and its environs, now have access to a homework centre and a music recording studio which have been established at the newly rebranded St. Catherine Youth Innovation Centre (YIC).Formerly referred to as a Youth Information Centre, the structure was upgraded at a cost of $1 million with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).The homework centre and recording studio were officially opened by Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, during a ceremony at its Young Street location on June 7.Mr. Green noted that the enhanced centre is providing greater opportunities for youth innovation and advancement.He said he was particularly pleased with the recording studio which has been incorporated as a useful tool in the Ministry’s youth development framework, which will see youth using the space to hone their talents through which they can become gainfully employed. “This studio is not just about recording songs and putting out songs…This centre is about teaching our youth that there is a whole industry relating to the music business. We want to create road and local managers, event managers, we want to create production assistants….these are some of the professions we want to see coming out,” he said.Mr. Green stated that he wants young persons to use the space to work on their business plans, to work on their music, “but also importantly, to work with other youth on their homework”.In the meantime, Acting Mission Director, USAID, Andrew Colburn, said he welcomed the partnership with the Education Ministry to provide a space for the continued empowerment of youth in the area.“It is intended to equip youth with information, services and skills to build self-confidence, resilience, and reduce vulnerability by providing a safe, structured, supervised and supportive after school environment for youth to receive free access to homework assistance and tutorial services,” he said.The Government is currently in the process of rebranding Youth Information Centres as Youth Innovation Centres, to place greater focus on positive youth development, resilience, and harnessing the talents and creative potential of youth for sustainable livelihoods.YICs offer a suite of programmes and services that are free of cost, utilise new and emerging technologies and seek to connect youth with labour market opportunities. The programmes will facilitate the start-up of viable and sustainable youth enterprises, particularly in the information and Communications Technology (ICT) and creative industries.last_img read more

Knicks Expected to Match Houston Offer on Jeremy Lin

[Update] The Knicks are expected to match Houston’s offer on Jeremy Lin—though they could be scared off by a back-loaded contract that forces them to pay heaby luxury tax in 2014-15. Jeremy Lin, the former Harvard guard who made a month-long splash in the NBA last season with the New York Knicks before suffering a knee injury, plans to spend his 4th of July in Houston discussing a contract offer from the Rockets.Lin became a phenomenon with his stellar play that included scoring 38 points against the Los Angelese Lakers on national television. The Asian-American’s play leveled off after teams began to game-plan for him, but he still displayed scoring and passing acumen.He wants to remain with the Knicks, reports say, and New York has the right of first refusal, meaning it can match any offer sheet he signs to retain him.If Lin is offered a back-loaded contract that pays him an eight-figure salary in the third and fourth years, the Knicks could be hesitant to match the offer. With the new collective bargaining agreement employing a more punitive luxury tax beginning in the 2013-14 season, the Knicks are extremely concerned about the financial ramifications of such a deal.The Knicks can offer Lin a four-year deal worth $24.5 million. But an opposing team can offer Lin a poison pill that could go as high as $40 million over four years. Such a contract would pay Lin $5 million in each of the first two years and then go as high as $15 million in each of the last two years.Matching such a contract would give the Knicks four players — Lin, Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler  — making more than $14 million in the 2014-2015 season. Those four players alone would have a combined salary of $72 million, nearly $2 million above the luxury tax.The Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets have all expressed interest in Lin, according to sources, though he is a backup plan for each of the clubs. read more

How will Lighty former Buckeyes fare in NBA draft

For the past four years, Ohio State has had at least one player selected in the NBA Draft. The streak will more than likely extend to five years Thursday night as former Buckeye David Lighty realizes his professional dream. Lighty, the all-time leader in wins at OSU, is widely projected to be taken in the second round. ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla told the Cleveland Plain Dealer he feels that Lighty will be valuable to an NBA team. “I think David Lighty will be on the roster in one way, shape or form,” Fraschilla told the Plain Dealer. “[It wouldn’t be a surprise] if you tell me in a year or two from now he’s having a lot of success because he’s one of those no-mistake guys we talked about. If you put him on the floor he’s probably going to know his role. There is a lot that he offers as an early to mid-second round pick.” The 6-foot-6, 216-pound Buckeye was a defensive-specialist at OSU, regularly taking on the opposing team’s best scorer. Last season, Lighty averaged slightly more than 12 points per game while shooting a career-best 46.8 percent on three-pointers. Several teams have hosted Lighty for a workout, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, who hold two selections in the second round. Another Buckeye who might hear his name called on Thursday night is Jon Diebler. While the general sense is that Diebler has a greater chance of going undrafted than Lighty, ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford told the Plain Dealer he thinks both players will be selected. “Diebler shot 50 percent from three this year, and he took a lot of threes,” Ford told the paper. “He’s got pretty good size. He’s not a terrible athlete either. I actually think both [Lighty and Diebler] will be drafted.” Ford has Diebler ranked as the 69th prospect of the draft class. If he is picked, it would cap off a busy and memorable month for the OSU senior. Along with NBA workouts, Diebler recently married. Fellow senior Dallas Lauderdale will more than likely go undrafted, but the 6-8, 260-pounder has worked out for a few teams and should get an invite to an NBA training camp. Before the Cavaliers have the chance to consider this trio of Buckeyes in the second round, the team must decide what to do with the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks of the draft. The general consensus is that Duke guard Kyrie Irving and Arizona forward Derrick Williams are the two best players in the draft class, both worthy of garnering the top-selection. Ford predicts Cleveland will take Irving. The Cavaliers could have several options with the fourth pick. Many mock drafts have them deciding between two European big men, 7-foot Jonas Valanciunas from Lithuania and 6-foot-11 Enes Kanter from Turkey. Cleveland has also been rumored to be exploring trade options with the pick, including a bid to secure the second overall selection from Minnesota in hopes of getting both Irving and Williams. According to Ford’s mock draft analysis, Valanciunas has a buyout with his team in Lithuania that may prevent him from playing in the NBA this season. Ultimately, he projects the Cavaliers will take Kanter. “The Cavs love Valanciunas, but do they love him enough to draft him even if he won’t be coming to the NBA next season? I doubt it at No. 4. The Cavs have been exploring a number of trade possibilities to move down a few spots in the draft. If they stay here, I think Kanter is their guy,” Ford wrote. The 2011 NBA Draft is Thursday at 7 p.m. in Newark, N.J. read more

Exercise Science Club wants to juice up Most Fit Buckeye Competition

Sprint 800 meters and immediately do 50 squats. Then sprint another 800 meters, trying to beat the time it took to run the first 800-meter sprint. Do another 50 squats. Now repeat that same process four more times while trying to run the next 800 meters faster than the first. This isn’t some military workout or a treacherous training technique the Ohio State track team uses. It was simply the routine that Ben Van Treese, a fourth-year in human nutrition and community health, did to prepare for the Most Fit Buckeye Competition 2012. “I do cross fit, a lot so I switched it to a lot more endurance-type activities,” Van Treese said. “I figured that … the mental toughness of forcing yourself to do six 800s by yourself is pretty similar to this.” The second annual Most Fit Buckeye Competition was held Saturday at Coffey Road Park. While the event drew about 20 more people this year than it did in its inaugural run in 2011, the Exercise Science Club has its sights set on much bigger things in years to come. Mark Ciolek, a third-year in exercise science and vice president of the Exercise Science Club, said the goal is to turn the competition into a huge event where competitors and spectators can come together and enjoy a day of fitness. Organizations can set up booths and mini-events can be held just for fun. “We really wanna turn it into … a big spectator event and really an all-day health and fitness fair,” Ciolek said. “Different vendors and clubs at OSU having tents up and being able to interact with the participants while they’re not competing and talking about different health and fitness things.” One of the things that should help transform the event is this year’s new location at Coffey Road Park. Last year, the event was on the Lincoln Tower Turf Field, which is smaller than Coffey Road Park. “This is a much better facility,” said Rick Petosa, faculty adviser for the Exercise Science Club. “Last year we were over on the towers’ field; too small.” The club was able to draw several sponsors to the event, including Earth Fare and Greenswell, which helped offset some of the costs of the prizes and refreshments for the participants. Petosa said he would like to see more involvement from the OSU community and wants people to attend even if they aren’t interested in being a part of the competition. “We realize not everybody wants to compete, so probably we’ll create a mini fun event,” Petosa said. “There’s a lot of campus organizations related to health and fitness, and they can come and do a little fitness thing. That’s what we’re hoping to do eventually here is set up and have a fitness day and have different events.” Gina Verhoff, a third-year in exercise science and president of the Exercise Science Club, said she hopes the event continues to grow and evolve into something big that people are excited about. She said she would like to see people return year after year to improve their times and that the competition becomes part of the Buckeye experience. “We want to be able to have it so that it does become a tradition here at Ohio State, and so that you can know your time the previous year and make it a goal to improve upon it,” Verhoff said. “I think it’s getting to be that point where we can totally provide every competitor with the unique experience.” read more