2 suspected nCoV cases in Capiz negative – PHO

first_imgROXAS City – Two individuals underinvestigation for a possible 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoVARD) in Capiz have been tested negative, the Provincial Health Office (PHO)said. Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras of Capiz urges the public to refrain from posting, sharing and sending any reports about the novel coronavirus unless they are sourced out from the Department of Health or other credible health authorities and organizations. CAPIZ KABALAKA INFORMATION CENTER Dr. Samuel Delfin of PHO cited the laboratorytest results of the two patients under investigation sent to the ResearchInstitute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City.  “Copiesof the official results were forwarded to the attending physician, hospitalmanagement, Local Health Office and Department of Health for proper guidance,” Delfinsaid, adding the results were revealed through an official statement issued onFeb. 8 and 10. The governor also said the Capizeñosshould refrain from posting, sending and sharing reports if they are notsourced out from the Department of Health and other credible health authoritiesand organizations. (With a report fromPIA-CAPIZ/PN) Meanwhile, the second patient, a43-year-old Capizeña domestic helper in Hong Kong, will be released fromhospitalization following the negative results on her nCoV ARD test. He urged the public to verifyinformation or reports about the coronavirus seen on social media and shortmessage services platforms. The first PUI, according to Delfin, wasa 51-year-old male who manifested cough and immediately sought medicalconsultation upon his arrival in this province from a trip to Hong Kong andMacau from Jan. 25 to Jan. 29. He was already discharged from the hospital. Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras, for hispart, advised the residents of the province to stay calm but remain vigilantamidst the ongoing epidemiological surveillance and response activities tocontain the coronavirus threat.last_img read more

EHS senior Sarah Shelton commits to play volleyball at UNH

first_img Bio Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School senior Sarah Shelton has committed to play volleyball for the University of New Hampshire next fall.The 6-foot-1 outside hitter is just the second volleyball player from Maine to sign a national letter of intent to play for a Division I college, and the only player to do so in the last decade. Ashley Marble, a standout at Woodland High School, played for the University of Maine in the early 2000s.Shelton was named the 2014 Maine Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year and is playing on the Maine Juniors 18 Gold National team as a captain.“I’ve been privileged to be able to coach Sarah,” Maine Juniors 18 Gold head coach Andy Pohl said. “She is one of the hardest working athletes I’ve coached with a commitment to the team that exceeds all expectations.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe top volleyball talent in the state comprises the club, which travels both regionally and nationally between November and June. This season, the team will travel to Atlanta and Orlando.The Maine Juniors Club is located in the Greater Portland area and holds practice twice a week. For the past two years, Shelton has been commuting two hours each way for practice.“The level of commitment to the sport that Sarah and her parents have shown is incredible,” Pohl said. “Sarah has been given an opportunity that many in Maine can only dream of. Her hard work has paid off.”Off the volleyball court, Shelton also maintains a 3.65 grade point average and is in the top 10 percent of her class. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016center_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest Posts EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

Jetblue Mint

first_imgA few weeks back we told you JetBlue would be rolling out new U.S. transcontinental premium passage beginning next summer. Let’s flesh out the amenities the low-fare/high-frills carrier will be offering up front, in the pointy end of its new A321s as of June 2014.The effort is dubbed Mint, and the seat is the center of it all – the sine qua non around which the effort revolves. It’s a fully lie-flat 6′ 8″ affair, one that JetBlue claims is “the longest in the U.S. domestic business class market.” At 22.3″ wide, the carrier also contends it’s the widest in that category. The seat is fitted with adjustable air cushions, has a massage function, comes with dual 110 volt power outlets and a pair of USB ports and is fronted by a 15-inch flat screen monitor delivering 100 channels of DirecTV.Then there’s the food, glorious food. Prep for the airborne repast with a pre-departure drink. If you’re in the mood, follow it up with a cocktail and amuse-bouche once aloft. Then comes the main course, one curated by Saxon + Parole, a popular New York City eatery. No mere chicken, beef or fish triad here. JetBlue wants you to “customize” your meal by choosing from among five “comfort food with a twist” offerings. They’re served tapas-style. Desert follows, along with a cappuccino or espresso.The most mouth-watering part of the whole equation is the airfare. It starts at $599, one-way. JetBlue’s premium pitch is that your wallet too will arrive on the other end of the continent in comparatively Mint condition.JetBlue’s betting that rate is going to help it rake in a larger share of the hugely competitive U.S. transcon premium market, a market heretofore in which it’s competed with six-abreast A320s configured, in part, to offer more leg-room. The arrival of Mint to the market signals JetBlue means business. It will be fascinating to see how the move affects the competition.last_img read more

Tensions creeping in at PSG as questions asked of two stars

first_imgPSG’s Kylian Mbappe, right, challenges for the ball with Marseille’s Adil Rami during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)PARIS (AP) — Tensions are creeping in at Paris Saint-Germain with questions raised as to whether Neymar and Kylian Mbappe—the world’s two most expensive players—are so far justifying their price tags.PSG is unbeaten and has scored 43 goals in 13 games overall, yet the mood seems surprisingly quizzical ahead of Friday’s home match against Nice.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending 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 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Curry, Durant hit key 3s late, Warriors hold off Raptors Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Both players were heavily criticized following in 2-2 draw at Marseille last weekend, which allowed second-place Monaco—the defending champion—to close PSG’s lead to four points after 10 league games.Mbappe didn’t make any impact up front and omitted to track back whenever Marseille broke on the counterattack.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 shutoutNeymar did score his seventh league goal since joining from Barcelona, but his red card gave Marseille the chance to dominate late.It was the Brazil forward’s fifth red card since breaking into the Santos team in 2009 and, not for the first time, resulted from a petulant reaction. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Uruguay striker previously played second fiddle for three years when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was PSG’s star player, and whether he is prepared to do so again could prove crucial to the club’s chances of going far in the Champions League. PSG has failed to get past the quarterfinals despite huge investment since Qatari backers QSI took charge six years ago.But after even bigger spending during the offseason—with Neymar and Mbappe costing a combined 402 million euros ($475 million)—a semifinal is surely the minimum target.The attack of Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar is known as the MCN—continuing the theme for abbreviations first launched when Real Madrid’s BBC (Bale-Benzema-Cristiano (Ronaldo) attack was compared with Barcelona’s MSN (Messi-Suarez-Neymar).Although prolific in attacking terms, PSG’s trio causes an imbalance elsewhere on the field simply soaks up so much possession.Patient approach play is negated in favor of quick passes up to the front three. In turn this means that the midfield invariably stays too deep and makes for a large gap between the midfield and attack— which then impacts on the defense.Given that Cavani is the only member of the MCN who does any significant tracking back to defend, PSG’s low midfield block of three finds itself completely stretched and covering too much ground when other teams attack on the break.“I’ve rarely seen PSG get pushed around so much in recent years,” former PSG winger Jerome Rothen said after the Marseille game.If modest Marseille exploited such a weakness, teams with far bigger firepower will surely punish PSG later on in the Champions League.Nice memoriesNice was the last team to beat PSG in the league, winning 3-1 at home on April 30 in a result that swung last season’s title struggle Monaco’s way. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But coach Lucien Favre’s Nice is struggling badly for form this time around.Last weekend’s 2-1 home loss to Strasbourg was Nice’s sixth in the league this season—compared with just four last season—and Nice has lost its past four games in all competitions.Despite this, and the fact that PSG is unbeaten at home in league play since April, 2016, Favre is looking forward to Friday’s trip.“We’re delighted to go and play PSG,” said Favre, who guided the team to a 2-2 draw at Parc des Princes last season. “We’ll have to defend as a team and we’ll need to be more compact.”Nice is expected to welcome back Mario Balotelli, who missed the Strasbourg match with a minor calf injury.Balotelli has made a good start with eight goals in 11 games altogether. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA And it almost proved costly. For the second straight league game, PSG needed an injury-time goal—this time from top scorer Edinson Cavani.Criticism of Neymar this week centered on his lack of composure, his reluctance to track back, and his self-indulgence.Neymar’s tendency to hold possession sees him invariably trying to dribble his way through teams, and often leads him to randomly drop deep into midfield to get on the ball as much as possible.When he does pass, his preference to seek out Mbappe often comes at the expense of Cavani—who scored 49 goals in all competitions last season. Cavani and Neymar disagreed last month over who should take a penalty in a league game, and their relationship does not appear to be a particularly harmonious one.Cavani’s patience could well be tested—yet again.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Els invited to Augusta National, but not to play Masters

first_imgLATEST STORIES AP FILE PHOTOErnie Els says he received an invitation to Augusta National for the first week in April. It just wasn’t an invitation to play in the Masters.Els had to clarify a tweet from Sunday that said: “Thank you for a Great Xmas present! @TheMasters Can’t wait!” That led several media sites to post stories that Els, a four-time major champion, had received a special exemption into the Masters.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kane sets Premier League mark with 39 goals in calendar year Instead, the 48-year-old South African received a letter welcoming him as an honorary invitee. His five-year exemption into the Masters from winning the 2012 British Open ended last year. Augusta National has a tradition of inviting past major champions as honorary guests for the week.Els tweeted Monday: “Wanted to clarify my excitement getting an invite from @TheMasters. Work continues to qualify to compete!FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderAugusta National occasionally awards exemptions to international players, but those typically are given to players who are not full PGA Tour members and have multiple avenues to qualify on their own. Among ways for PGA Tour members to qualify for the Masters are winning tournaments that offer full FedEx Cup points, reaching the Tour Championship or getting into the top 50 in the world ranking at various cutoff points.“The inclusion of Honorary Invitees has been a great tradition at the Masters Tournament for many years,” Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said. “This coming year the list includes Ernie Els, and we are once again excited to welcome him and all of these distinguished guests to Augusta National in April.” Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Masters pays homage to major champions more than any of the other majors by giving them special access as honorary invitees that includes two clubhouse badges, a $1,000 honorarium and a gift to commemorate them being there.Honorary invitees used to be able to play practice rounds and compete in the Par 3 Tournament, a practice that ended last year.Els failed to qualify for the 2012 Masters and was not given a special exemption.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Duterte to invite Robredo for a meeting in Malacañang PLAY LIST 00:51Duterte to invite Robredo for a meeting in Malacañang02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View commentslast_img read more

Harrell, Williams key Clippers bench in rout of Kings

first_imgClippers: Will be the visiting team Friday against the Lakers. Have won the last five against their Staples Center co-tenants. Change of heart: Ayo leaves La Salle for UST Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Willie Cauley-Stein scored 17 points for Sacramento. Buddy Hield and Malachi Richardson each scored 10 points, the only other Kings to finish in double figures.The Clippers took control with a dominating close to the first half, finishing with a 37-14 run to take a 71-53 at the break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderIt was the most points the Clippers had scored in a first half this season.Wilson — a 27-year-old rookie who has played in Puerto Rico, Italy and the G League — already had a career-high 14 points in the first quarter. He finished 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, shoots around Sacramento Kings guard Malachi Richardson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES — Montrezl Harrell scored 22 points and Lou Williams added 21, both off the bench, to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 122-95 rout of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.Jamil Wilson had 17 points for the Clippers, whose bench outscored their Kings counterparts, 72-43. Center DeAndre Jordan finished 13 points and 15 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH TIP-INSKings: After losing nine consecutive road games early in the season, Sacramento entered Tuesday’s game having won five of their last nine away from home. Said coach Dave Joerger: “We settled in on a rotation. Guys are getting used to the league a little bit. They’d been scouted for the first time and have to be able to make those adjustments. And guys are continuing to improve on a daily basis.”Clippers: Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said F Blake Griffin could return Friday against the Lakers. When Griffin sprained his medial collateral ligament in his left knee on Nov. 27, the team said he could be out eight weeks. Rivers on his early return: “I just know his work ethic has to have something to do with it. He gets a lot of heat for getting injured, but no one gives him credit for getting healthy. He works his butt off like no one I’ve ever seen.” . F Wesley Johnson (foot) could also return Friday.UP NEXTKings: Return home Wednesday to meet the Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View commentslast_img read more

UST’s EJ Laure to miss UAAP Season 80 due to shoulder injury

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC As per The Volleyball Reporter, Laure, one of the Tigresses’ main gunners, will skip this year’s tournament due to a chronic shoulder injury.Laure helped UST earn a return trip to the Final Four in Season 79. Without her, the Tigresses will have to rely more on explosive hitter Cherry Rondina.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderLaure was named Rookie of the Year in Season 77. EJ Laure. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas will have to make do without EJ Laure in its campaign in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.The Volleyball Reporter, Inquirer’s multiplatform volleyball resource, broke the news on Twitter Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cabagnot, San Miguel weather Meralco comeback 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitieslast_img read more

Still no name for top PBA post; Phoenix plans Kia overhaul

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChito Narvasa’s term as the PBA commissioner ends in two days, but the league’s board, which was split in two recently in what was the biggest controversy to rock Asia’s pioneering pro league, is far from naming a new one.The board actually hasn’t even come close to finalizing a list of candidates.ADVERTISEMENT “We have none,” a member of the board, who spoke on condition that he is not identified, told the Inquirer over the phone on Thursday when asked if they had names that they would want to push as a candidate.The same source also expressed fear that, with the uncertainty of tenure that every commissioner would have to go through, the board would have a hard time finding a man of unquestionable character who would risk a career in the corporate world to work as commissioner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“Would you leave your old company where you have a good career and you’re earning a lot to serve as commissioner?” the board member asked as he stressed that he would make a pitch for a longer term once the board convenes for the first time in the post-Narvasa era next month.He also said that unlike in the past when Narvasa was appointed to the post, the board should not tap the services of a headhunter, and that as a collegial body, the members should come up with the names themselves. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next “We could save the league a lot of money if we do it ourselves,” he said.A separate source two weeks ago, however, said that the names of Rebo Saguisag and Charlie Cuna, lawyers both, had cropped up as the first two in the short list of candidates.In a related development, Phoenix Petroleum, which is in the process of completing acquisition of Kia as a company, will overhaul the Picanto team in the PBA once the sale is completed and after Phoenix gets the approval from the board for the purchase of the PBA franchise.“The first order of business for the PBA team is to make it competitive,” said the source, who bared the story on Wednesday after the Fuel Masters walloped the Picanto, 125-102, for their first win under new coach Louie Alas.“There’s the need to protect the brand name and the only way to do that is to win games,” he said. “Definitely, there will be a major overhaul (in the Kia team) if the sale pushes through.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Saso boosts Nat’ls with Constantino 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq The source said that due diligence was being done already and that it would only be a matter of time before the sale was completed.However, even if Kia wants to sell its PBA franchise to Phoenix, the buyer cannot just assume ownership until after it gets the nod of the board.Meanwhile, Rain or Shine shoots for a second straight win in the eliminations of the Philippine Cup on Friday when the Elasto Painters lock horns with Blackwater at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.Tipoff is at 4:15 p.m. with the Painters hoping to take the momentum of an 82-79 win against the Elite, who played inconsistently in losing to Meralco last week where former player KG Canaleta led the charge with 25 points.The Texters, on the other hand, try to bounce back from that stinging defeat when they take the floor at 7 p.m. opposite Alaska, another powerhouse whose struggles date back to most of last season. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Napier’s season-high 23 rally Blazers past 76ers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nurkic knocked heads with Redick, who appeared to have a cut lip.Nurkic said he was angry.“The more I get mad I play better,” he said. “I’m not saying every game ‘Hit me in the nose’ but I just need to play with the same energy every game like this.”The Sixers stretched the lead to 75-59 with five minutes left in the quarter, outscoring Portland 24-7. But Ed Davis capped a 10-1 Portland run with a dunk to pull the Blazers to 79-70.Napier had a personal 7-0 run to close the gap to 88-81. Jerryd Bayless made a 3-pointer on the other end — but it was later ruled no good because of a shot clock violation.Napier made two of three free throws and Nurkic added two more, before Napier’s layup got the Blazers within 88-87.TIP INS76ers: The Sixers beat the Blazers 101-81 in Philadelphia on Nov. 22. Embiid had 28 points and 12 rebounds in that one. … Embiid had six 3-pointers.Trail Blazers: Portland is just 7-10 at home this season, but 10-6 on the road. Asked before the game if he’d ever been on a team with that kind of record disparity at home, coach Terry Stotts said simply “No.”QUOTABLE: “We just need to be accountable. We need to hold each other accountable for everything. I think that’s what it comes down to. Making sure we stay on top of each other and make sure we’re getting better. Just talking to each other.” — Sixers guard Ben Simmons.UP NEXT76ers: Visit Denver on Saturday.Trail Blazers: Visit Atlanta on Saturday to kick off a three-game road trip. View comments Napier, who started for injured guard Damian Lillard, scored 15 of his season-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Trail Blazers rallied for 114-110 victory Thursday night.“The good thing about basketball is they say you’ve got the next game, but you always have two halves,” Napier said. “I felt like I was kind of lethargic out there in the first half and I felt like basically it can’t get any worse, so I just went out there and tried to be positive.”CJ McCollum led all scorers with 34 for the Blazers, who snapped a six-game losing streak at home. Portland had a season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter.The Sixers, who led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, have lost 10 of their last 12 games.Joel Embiid finished with 29 points and nine rebounds, while Dario Saric had 25 points and nine rebounds. The 76ers were hurt when Robert Covington went out in the third quarter with an injured finger on his left hand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“It’s a disappointing loss. We had an opportunity without Damian being here. I give them credit. They did not roll over,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “We gave up 18 points when Covington went out. We really missed him, but we give them credit.”JJ Redick and Embiid made consecutive 3-pointers to narrow the gap to 103-99 with 2:06 left. Jusuf Nurkic had a pair of free throws before McCollum’s pull-up jumper and it appeared the game was out of reach, but Embiid made another 3 that got the Sixers within 109-105 with 16 seconds left.McCollum made free throws with 3.4 seconds to go before Embiid added another 3-pointer to make it 111-108, but the Sixers weren’t able to catch up. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities ‘Room for more’ as Ronaldo wins another Globe award Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Portland Trail Blazers guard Shabazz Napier, left, and forward Maurice Harkless high-five during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — Shabazz Napier was struggling so much against the Philadelphia 76ers that Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts sat him early in the third quarter.Good thing for Portland that Napier returned in time for the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Nurkic finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Portland won its fourth straight against the Sixers at the Moda Center. Napier scored 22 points after halftime.Lillard missed his third game with a strained right hamstring. Portland’s top scorer, averaging 25.2 points per game, was injured in a 102-85 loss to San Antonio on Dec. 20.Lillard warmed up a couple of hours before the game and didn’t appear hampered by the injury.On the other side, Embiid was questionable for the game with back tightness, but played. The 76ers were coming off a 105-98 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Christmas that snapped a five-game losing streak.Nurkic made a layup with nine seconds left to give Portland a 52-51 lead at halftime. But he was furious in the third quarter when officials did not stop the game when he had a bloody nose. He collected his fourth foul before heading for the locker room.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Howard leads Hornets past Warriors

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Six Hornets players scored in double figures, led by Howard, who also had 12 rebounds and seven assists.The veteran big man had his way inside, especially when the Warriors tried to defend him with rookie Jordan Bell, who was giving up two inches and 40 pounds. “Obviously, we didn’t defend well in general,” Kerr said. “Jordan was overpowered.”On the night before the Warriors expect Stephen Curry to return from his sprained right ankle, they lost for just the second time in their past 15 games. They are 9-2 without Curry.“We’ve definitely been missing him,” said Kevin Durant, who scored 27 points to lead the Warriors. “We’re going to definitely be a different team when he comes back.”Klay Thompson scored 24, 13 of them in the first quarter. Draymond Green had eight points, 11 rebounds and tied his career high with 16 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Charlotte Hornets’ Dwight Howard scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Dwight Howard was so good Friday night against the defending NBA champs that acting Charlotte Hornets coach Stephen Silas rode him to the finish line of a 111-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors.“He was great,” Silas said after Howard scored a season-high 29 points. “I couldn’t take him out in the second half.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Hornets won just their third road game of the season.“They’ve had a tough go this year,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They came in and earned it. They took it to us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderCharlotte, beginning a four-game road trip, arrived with a 2-12 record away from home.“To get this win here against this team the first game of the road trip means a lot,” Silas said. “Hopefully, we can carry that forward.” LATEST STORIES Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Read Nextcenter_img Booker overcomes tough night to rally Suns past Kings Kerr said the difference was an old story.“Turnovers . they got 32 points off our turnovers, 18 of them,” he said. “What’s discouraging is just so many of them feel careless and silly and pointless. Too many times we’re going for the home run assist. We’ve got to just make simple passes and plays.”The league’s best third-quarter team, Golden State trailed 79-75 after the Hornets outscored them 26-22 in the third. Two nights earlier, the Warriors scored 42 third-quarter points to bury the Utah Jazz.“We’re not going to do that every third quarter,” Kerr said. “We didn’t bring the juice.”It didn’t get any better for the league’s defending champs.Golden State got no closer than three points in the fourth quarter, and Charlotte’s lead reached 95-81 when Jeremy Lamb scored a layup off a feed from Howard to cap an 11-0 run with 6:30 left.CURRY’S RETURN: Kerr stopped short of a definitive promise that two-time MVP Curry will return Saturday night against Memphis after missing 11 games with a right ankle sprain. “I would say most likely he’ll play,” Kerr said. “We had a talk with him and he was feeling good. So we’ll see how he’s feeling (Saturday) morning.”Kerr said Curry likely will have a minutes limit, adding just his presence is a boost to the team.“When he’s around, everybody feels better,” Kerr said. “It’s good to have him in the building, but it’s more fun to have him on the floor.”TIP-INS MOST READ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Hornets: Guard Kemba Walker, who leads the team with a 21.6 scoring average, entered Friday’s game mired in a bit of a shoot slump. He made just 37.7 percent from the field the previous eight games, including 29.5 percent on 3-pointers. He made just two of his first 12 against the Warriors, but warmed up to score 16 points.Warriors: Kerr seconded Green’s endorsement of Kevin Durant as a possible Defensive Player of the Year. “To be mentioned in that conversation is a huge testament to the work he’s put in and what he means to our team,” Kerr said. Durant, a four-time NBA scoring champ, has blocked at least two shots in 10 consecutive games . F Omri Casspi sat out two days after spraining his right ankle against Utah. “It’s not too bad. There’s not much swelling,” said Kerr, adding that Casspi could play Saturday against Memphis, but no later than Wednesday at Dallas.UP NEXTHornets: Visit Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Warriors: Host Memphis on Saturday. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View commentslast_img read more