WATCH: Kawhi Leonard scores 10 straight for Raptors late in Game 5

first_imgKevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH 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 Leonard’s scintillating stretch, however, was still not enough to lift the Raptors in what could’ve been the title clincher as the Warriors rallied behind 3-pointers from Steph Curry and Klay Thompson for the 106-105 win.Leonard led Toronto with 26 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks.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, logistics View comments WATCH: ‘Splash Brothers’ make it rain in Warriors’ Game 5 win Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES — NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2019 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TORONTO, ONTARIO – JUNE 10: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors is defended by Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPKawhi Leonard took over for the Toronto Raptors late in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday (Manila time).Down two with a little over five minutes left, the Raptors drew 10 straight points from Leonard to take a 103-97 cushion with 3:27 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard heats up for 10 straight points for the @Raptors! 🔥#WeTheNorth 103#StrengthInNumbers 973:05 remaining on ABC & Sportsnet Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more

2 days agoMijatovic can see Mourinho returning to Real Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Mijatovic can see Mourinho returning to Real Madridby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid sports chief Predrag Mijatovic can see Jose Mourinho returning to the club.Mourinho is being linked with Zinedine Zidane’s job at Real.And Mijatovic admits he can see it happening: “If Zidane came back and I never thought it would happen, why can’t Mourinho return to Real Madrid? “All the coaches who go through Madrid want to come back because they want to fix things they did during their time at the club.”But Madrid has a coach, his name is Zidane and you have to respect that.” last_img read more

Ohio States Devin McCarthy going south to pursue pro tennis

With a marketing degree from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business and four scholar-athlete awards under his belt, you might say Devin McCarthy of the OSU men’s tennis team has a bright future in the corporate world, if not for one problem – he isn’t finished with tennis. McCarthy, the only redshirt senior on this year’s OSU squad, plans to take his skills to the professional level after No. 5 Buckeyes (26-2, 9-0) finish their 2013 season. McCarthy graduated from OSU in December. “I think I’m going to, in June, go to Mexico for a couple weeks to play some (professional) tournaments. I’m not ready to give up tennis … I don’t really want to sit behind a desk, so I’m going to go try (professional tennis) out and see what happens,” McCarthy said. McCarthy, though, didn’t always think he had the skills to go pro. When he was recruited out of his Cincinnati-area high school by OSU coach Ty Tucker and brought onto the team as a freshman, McCarthy didn’t see that level of potential in his own play. “(Tucker) took a chance on me. I wasn’t that great in juniors, (I) took some time off, my ranking wasn’t that great, and (Tucker) brought me in and spent some time with me in the summer when I was a guy that wasn’t in the lineup, and he spent a lot of time with me,” McCarthy said. However, what McCarthy failed to see in himself, Tucker saw immediately. “I thought (he had) very good potential … (he was) a guy that should have been highly recruited, wasn’t as highly recruited as he should have been. To us he was a certain ‘can’t miss’ player,” Tucker said. “We were very fortunate to get him.” McCarthy is the fourth child in his family to play Big Ten tennis. His two older brothers, Ryan and Mike, played for Indiana, and his other brother, Andrew, played at Northwestern. McCarthy said many of the improvements made in his tennis game came during his true freshman year when he did not see action for the Buckeyes. “Honestly, I don’t think that if I came (to OSU) early, I don’t think I would be playing. I don’t think I would have ever made it in the lineup,” McCarthy said. “I came here in the winter of 2009, and was the worst on the team, second worst on the team. (I) stayed that summer … and that’s when I made the biggest jump and probably got two levels better.” Over the course of the next four years, his extra time spent training and developing began to pay on the court. “(McCarthy) finally earned a spot on the team and never gave it up. He’s been a horse for us – I feel one of the two or three most underrated players in college tennis,” Tucker said. During McCarthy’s OSU career, the Buckeyes have won five Big Ten regular-season championships, four Big Ten tournament championships and have never lost a match at home. McCarthy is ranked No. 91 nationally. Off the court, McCarthy has established himself as a four-time OSU scholar-athlete, three-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient and a mentor to many of his younger teammates. “It’s not always just tennis … (McCarthy) has a great personality and is easy to get along with, and he’s been probably my best friend on the team since I’ve been (at OSU),” said redshirt junior Peter Kobelt. “We’re going to miss him for who he is and for what he does on and off the court.” “He’s been a great leader.” Visit for the rest of this story. Tucker said he will be sad to see McCarthy leave but is proud of what he has accomplished during his five years as a student. “I think (Devin) is a great guy – exactly what OSU wants and a true competitor. Him leaving is very, very sad to me,” Tucker said. “Every guy that has ever come through (the program) is a good friend of mine at the end … and I look forward to that relationship with Devin.” McCarthy said his memories at OSU are countless. “Just saying I was an athlete at OSU is going to be pretty sweet to be able to say and look back on,” McCarthy said. “One of the coolest things is being in Seattle or being in California and you’re walking with an OSU shirt and some random dude walks up to you and says ‘O-H’ and you respond ‘I-O’ and then finds out you’re an athlete, and they think it’s the coolest thing in the world.” For the time being however, there are still a few things left to check off on McCarthy’s to-do list before he moves on from his career as a Buckeye. “Winning the Big Ten title at home would be awesome in front of my whole family,” he said. “And I think we’ve got a good shot of winning the national title this year, and that would be the ultimate dream.” McCarthy and the rest of the Buckeye squad are scheduled to face Michigan State on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Varsity Tennis Center. read more

Rice experts available to discuss oil spill BPs fix efforts policy repercussions

first_imgShareCONTACT: David RuthPHONE: 713-348-6327E-MAIL: [email protected] experts available to discuss oil spill: BP’s fix efforts, policy repercussions, economic impact and cleanup effortsRice University has faculty and staff experts available to comment on the massive oil spill dumping 210,000 gallons of crude per day into in the Gulf of Mexico and BP’s efforts to fix the blowout. “BP now has a problem with natural gas hydrates preventing them from containing the leak,” Rice’s Walter Chapman said. “In the oil industry, this problem is called flow assurance.”Chapman, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is available to discuss natural gas hydrates and flow assurance. “There’s discussion now that gas hydrates below the seafloor might be responsible for the original blowout of the well,” he said. He can also discuss the burn method of removing oil from the gulf waters.Satish Nagarajaiah, professor in civil and environmental engineering, can discuss the complications of capping the oil well and what factors could have contributed to the failure of a four-story dome over the weekend. He can also discuss what went wrong with the rig’s blowout preventer, the device on the ocean floor that connects the riser to the well far below the ocean floor into the oil reservoir. Amy Myers Jaffe, senior fellow of energy studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of Rice’s energy program, can talk about the policy repercussions surrounding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Ken Medlock, a fellow in energy and resource economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and adjunct assistant professor of economics, is available to discuss how BP is handling the situation and the possible political and economic implications of the spill.Pedro Alvarez, chair of civil and environmental engineering, can discuss the environmental impact and the cleanup of the oil spill, including the bioremedial approaches being used to break down the oil. He said bacteria — aided by nutrients like phosphorus, nitrogen and iron, and detergent-like chemicals that enhance contact between bacteria and oil — can be used to help break down the oil. John Anderson, professor of Earth science and oceanography, can discuss how the oceanographic conditions — such as currents and weather — in the Gulf of Mexico could impact cleanup efforts and how, if conditions change, the oil spill could impact Texas. To schedule an interview with Chapman, Nagarajaiah, Jaffe, Medlock, Alvarez or Anderson, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations, at 713-348-6327 or [email protected] AddThislast_img read more