FUFA reveals more nominations ahead of annual football awards

first_imgThis year’s awards will take place on December 14th 2019. (PHOTO/Courtesy)The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has revealed more contenders as we build up to the annual Airtel-FUFA awards.At the launch of the awards last month, FUFA revealed nominations for only three categories which included FUFA Male and Female nominees) and Team Fans of the year.However, on Monday, nominees for five more categories were revealed.Men coach of the yearThe FUFA Coach of the of the year nominees in the men’s competitions includes Mike Hillary Mutebi (KCCA FC), Abdallah Mubiru (Police FC) and Shafik Bisaso (Proline FC).Mutebi who has won the accolade for the last three years. This year, he helped KCCA FC to lift the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, CECAFA Kagame Cup in Rwanda and the FUFA Super Cup.For Mubiru, he guided Uganda Cranes to the 2020 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) while Bisaso helped Proline FC to win the StarTimes FUFA Big League and the Stanbic Uganda Cup.Women football coach of the yearFor the first time, the coaches in Women’s football will have their own category and the nominees include Ayub Khalifa, Oliver Mbekeka, and Fred Ndaula.Ayub helped Kawempe Muslim Ladies to reach the FUFA Women Elite League playoffs and was also in charge of the Uganda U17 Girls’ national team that won the maiden COSAFA U17 Championship.Mbekeka led Lady Doves to two finals (FUFA Women Elite League and FUFA Women’s Cup) while Ndaula helped Makerere University to clinch the FUFA Women’s Cup, their first major title in history.FUFA Member Association AwardAnother category introduces this year is the Airtel FUFA Member Associations’ award that is aimed at rewarding excelling FUFA Members.In total, FUFA is composed of 34 members following the admission of the Futsal Association of Uganda.The nominees for this year include; KCCA FC, Buganda Region Football Association (BRFA) and Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA).Beach Soccer player of the YearIn beach soccer, St. Lawrence duo of Ronald Mutebi and Suleiman Ochero will contend for the gong alongside Herbert Luboyera of Mutoola Beach Soccer ClubMutebi was named the best goalkeeper in the 2018/19 league while Ochero finished as the top scorer with 29 goals in 19 games and was named the Most Valuable Player.Upcoming Talent of th yearIn the Airtel FUFA Upcoming talent category, Sadat Anaku who won the accolade last year has been nominated alongside Garvin Kizito Mugweri and Davis Sekajja.This is the fifth successive year that the Airtel FUFA Awards are organized running them ‘Celebrating Uganda’s finest footballers’.This year’s awards function will be held on 14th December at Speke Resort, Munyonyo.The complete ist of categories and nomineesFUFA Male Coach of the year-Abdallah Mubiru (Police FC)-Mutebi Mike Hillary (KCCA FC)-Bisaso Shafiq (Proline FC)FUFA Women’s football coach of the year-Oliver Mbekeka (Lady Doves),-Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi (Kawempe Muslim Ladies)-Ndaula Fred (Makerere University)Fair play award-Police FC-Maroons FC-URA FCUpcoming talent award -Mugweri Gavin Kizito (SC Villa)-Anaku Sadat (KCCA SA)-Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC JT)Beach Soccer player of the Year -Luboyera Herbert (Mutola)-Ochero Sulaiman (St Lawrence)-Mutebi Ronald (St Lawrence)FUFA Member Association Award-Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA)-Buganda region Football Association-KCCA Football ClubTeam Fans of the year-KCCA FC-Onduparak FC-SC Villa-Tooro United FC-Acholi Province-West Nile Province-Lango Province-Bunyoro ProvinceMale player of the year-Shafiq Kagimu (URA)-Saidi Kyeyune (URA)-Mike Mutyaba (KCCA)-Viane Ssekajjugo (Wakiso Giants)-Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume)-Bashir Mutanda (SC Villa)-Joel Madondo (Busoga United)-Daniel Sserunkuma (Vipers)-Allan Okello (KCCA)-Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City)-Deogratious Ojok (BUL)-Bright Anukani (Proline)-Hillary Mukundane (Mbarara City)-Mustafa Kizza (KCCA)-Allan Kayiwa (Vipers)-Ivan Bogere (Proline)FUFA Female Player of the Year -Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim)-Fauzia Najjemba (Isra Soccer Academy)-Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves)-Lillian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens)-Hasifah Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals)-Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals)-Leticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves)-Margaret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim)-Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs)-Amina Nababi (Makerere University)-Shamirah Nalujja (Isra Soccer Academy)-Maureen Kinavudori (UCU Lady Cardinals)List of Wards1 – FUFA Male Player of the Year 20192 – FUFA Female Player of the Year 20193 – FUFA Best XI 2019 (Men)4 – FUFA Best XI 2019 (Women)5 – FUFA Coach of the Year 20196 – FUFA Women Football Coach of the Year7 – FUFA Presidential Award8 – FUFA Fair Play Award 2019 (UPL)9 – FUFA Upcoming Talent Award 2019 (FJL)10 – FUFA Beach Soccer Player of the Year11 – FUFA Fans’ Favorite Uganda foreign-based Player12 – Best Squad (Club/National Team) of a particular Year13 – FUFA Member Associations’ Award14 – Team Fans of the Year (FUFA Competitions)Comments Tags: FUFAFUFA Awardslast_img read more

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Hughes hails Everton boss

first_imgMark Hughes has paid tribute to Everton manager David Moyes, who this week celebrates 10 years in charge at Goodison Park.Moyes is regarded as one of the top managers in the country and Hughes says the Scot can be proud of his achievements.“David’s done a remarkable job. Managing a big club like that comes with big expectations and he’s managed that very well,” said the QPR boss.“He possibly hasn’t got the resources that other clubs have but he still manages what he has very, very well.“It’s difficult to be at a club that long – and being at the same club a long time can bring it’s own problems, because people will have heard the same voice over and over again.“It takes a skilled manager to keep making players aware of what’s required of them and he’s done that really well.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Cells Use Cloud Computing

first_img“Cloud computing” is the up-and-coming trend in information technology.  It allows processes to run in parallel on multiple networked processors with more robustness, because other processors can pick up the slack if a major server fails.  Scientists are finding that cells have been using this technology all along.    Science Daily reported on work by biologists in Spain and Israel working with Carnegie Mellon University.  “Gene regulatory networks in cell nuclei are similar to cloud computing networks, such as Google or Yahoo!, researchers report today in the online journal Molecular Systems Biology,” the article began.  “The similarity is that each system keeps working despite the failure of individual components, whether they are master genes or computer processors.”  Later, the article brought in another internet giant: “We now have reason to think of cells as robust computational devices, employing redundancy in the same way that enables large computing systems, such as Amazon, to keep operating despite the fact that servers routinely fail.”    Cells have master control genes that turn on other genes.  Researchers have been puzzled by experiments in which de-activating these genes one at a time did not interrupt the cell.  It turns out that parallel copies, called paralogs, are able to step in.  Paralogs have more or less sequence similarity to the master genes.  The more similar they are, the more they can fill in for the master gene.  The article explained, “if one of these genes is lost, other ‘parallel’ master genes with similar sequences, called paralogs, often can replace it by turning on the same set of genes.”    Scientists estimate that 5 to 10 percent of genes are in this master-gene category.  Many diseases are associated with mutations in one or more of these transcription factors, the article said.All together now: “This article said nothing about evolution.”  It’s such an ingrained pattern (that the more scientific detail, the less Darwin), it is becoming wallpaper.  For fun, make up a just-so story about how this cloud computing technology in the cell came about.  The crazier the better.  You might even get it published by New Scientist, the euphemistic label for Old Materialist.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Breaking Down Apple’s AppStore Stats [Infographic]

first_imgTags:#Apple#web Related Posts chris cameron Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting This morning, much of the tech world stood still as Steve Jobs delivered his keynote address at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, introducing the next-generation iPhone. As usual with a “Jobsnote,” Steve took some time to let the audience know where the company stood with a few back-patting statistics. Jobs said the iPad has added 8,500 native apps since launching two months ago – a growth rate nearly three times that of the iPhone and iPod Touch two months after the launch of the AppStore in 2008.iPad Apps Growing 3x Faster iPhone Apps DidThe iPad sold 2 million units in its first 2 months on the market, or 3 iPads a second, as Jobs happily pointed out today at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. During that same period, apps for the device have been released at a rate of roughly 140 per day. According to our calculations, it took the iPhone and iPod Touch more than twice that time to accrue 8,500 apps, growing at a slower rate of 56 per day. The faster growth of iPad apps is likely due to the fact that the AppStore is not new, and many developers – having long since recognized the potential of the app market – have been building apps for many months already. It is not likely, however, that iPad app creation numbers will pass those of the iPhone and iPod Touch any time soon. The pair of devices has added 31,500 apps since the iPad launch – a growth rate of 525 per day.iPhone Apps Still Sell Far Better Than iPadThe fascinating other half of this statistic is that while iPad apps are growing much faster than iPhone/iPod apps did initially, iPhone and iPod apps sold much better during their first few months, and continue to today. In the first 90 days of the AppStore’s existence, 100 billion downloads made their way to the handheld devices. If the iPad is going to break that number, it will need to sell 65 million apps this month, nearly double its 2-month sales figure of 35 million apps sold. App sales and the number of available apps have been increasing exponentially since the launch of the AppStore, and the iPad launch helped the last two months become the fasted period of growth for apps yet. In just two months, 1 billion apps were sold, up to 5 billion from 4 billion back in early April. The total number of apps also increased by 40,000 apps, from 185,000 to 225,000.Is Price to Blame?The iPad accounted for 21% of app growth, but just 3% of app sales – a figure that compliments why iPhone and iPod touch users install twice as many apps than iPad users. According to a study by Nielson, users of the handsets average around 37 apps on their device, while today Steve Jobs mentioned iPad users average just 17 per device. A mobile research firm out the Netherlands found that iPad apps run an average price of $4.67, whereas iPhone and iPod touch apps are $.80 less at $3.87 – an obvious deterrent to iPad app sales. Apple also says it receives 15,000 app submissions a week, and that 95% of apps are accepted through within a week of being submitted. Based on these figures, 114,000 apps or updates to existing apps were pushed into the AppStore in the last two months. Since only 40,000 new apps were added during that time, this means that roughly two-thirds of app submissions are updates to existing applications.A Lucrative MarketIt’s no wonder the updates keep rolling in, because developers are making good chunks of change on the AppStore. Steve Jobs says Apple has paid developers over $1 billion in AppStore revenue shares, or over $4,400 per app on average. If Apple has paid out over $1 billion to developers, that means it has pocketed over $428 million from its 30% cut of app sales.At its current growth rate, the AppStore should pass the 10 billion downloads mark in early April 2011. However, with the continued exponential growth seen in the infographic above, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the AppStore break this number as soon as the end of the year.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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2 officials convicted at FIFA trial; 3rd awaits verdict

first_imgView comments Jose Maria Marin and Juan Angel Napout, were found guilty of the top count they faced, racketeering conspiracy. Marin, the former president of Brazil’s soccer federation, and Napout, formerly president of Paraguay’s soccer federation and of the South American soccer governing body CONMEBOL, also were convicted of wire fraud conspiracy.But Napout was acquitted of money laundering conspiracy. And Marin was convicted on money laundering conspiracy charges, but acquitted of one charge of money laundering conspiracy.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 shutoutJurors remained undecided about the single racketeering charge against Manuel Burga, the former president of Peru’s soccer federation.U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen immediately jailed Marin, 85, and Napout, 59, after prosecutors argued that they had the connections and the wealth to flee the U.S. to avoid prison terms she said could be more than 10 years on the racketeering charge alone. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Afterward, their lawyers said they were disappointed by the verdict.“We’re going to continue fighting to absolve Mr. Napout,” said defense attorney Silvia Pinera.Burga, 60, remained free on bail and was to return to court on Tuesday for further jury deliberations. His lawyer, Bruce Udolf, said his client was hopeful that the jury would clear him.World soccer’s governing body said it is will seek compensation and a share of the cash.FIFA said in a statement to The Associated Press that “as the jury has found a number of defendants guilty of the charged crimes, FIFA will now take all necessary steps to seek restitution and recover any losses caused by their misconduct.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Russia loses 2 more Olympic silver medals because of doping 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venuescenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed One witness described that listed bribes for Napout, including an entry for Paul McCartney concert tickets worth more than $10,000. After the defense questioned whether the concert actually took place, the government called Kevin Jonas to testify that he attended the show as a spectator.Another cooperator, Brazilian businessman Jose Hawilla, agreed to wear a wire for the FBI to make recordings played at the trial.One included a conversation he had with Marin in 2014 in which prosecutors say the defendant negotiated a bribe by saying, “It’s about time to have it coming my way. True or not?”Hawilla responded: “Of course. That money had to be given to you.”Burga got some unwanted attention early in the trial when prosecutors claimed he unnerved Burzaco by directing a threatening gesture at him — running his fingers across his throat in a slicing motion. The lawyer claimed his client was merely scratching his throat, but the judge took the incident seriously enough to tighten Burga’s house arrest conditions. 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 MOST READ Marin, Burga and Napout had been arrested in 2015. Prosecutors accused them of agreeing to take millions of dollars in bribes from businessmen seeking to lock up lucrative media rights or influence hosting rights for the World Cup and other major tournaments controlled by FIFA.The three were among more than 40 people and entities in the world of global soccer who faced criminal charges in the U.S. in connection with what prosecutors said were schemes involving hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Many of the other defendants pleaded guilty.Their trial ended up being colored by odd twists: an unproven accusation that Burga threatened a witness; a juror booted for sleeping through testimony; word from Buenos Aires that an Argentine lawyer had killed himself there hours after being named at the trial as a bribe-taker; and the surprise testimony of a former member of the Jonas Brothers, an American pop rock band.The government’s star witness, a former marketing executive from Argentina, Alejandro Burzaco, testified that he and his company arranged to pay $160 million in bribes over the course of several years. Some of the money was demanded by a FIFA official in exchange for helping rig a vote that gave Qatar hosting rights for the World Cup in 2022, he said.“You’ve seen a lot of paper, some of it quite complex,” Nitze said in closing arguments. “There are cases that present mysteries to be solved — whodunits. This is not one of them.”Prosecutors said that driven by greed, Burga took $4.4 million in bribes, Marin took $6.6 million and Napout collected $10.5 million.The defense argued that the men were innocent bystanders framed by Burzaco and other untrustworthy cooperators angling for leniency in their own cases. Napout’s lawyer told jurors the prosecution had failed to produce records of wire transfers or large bank deposits that could prove he was receiving piles of bribe money.“They say cash is king, but where did it go?” said the attorney, John Pappalardo. “There was not one penny they could trace to Juan.”Marin’s lawyer called his client a clueless figurehead, saying the person making the real decisions was Marco Polo del Nero, the head of Brazil’s soccer federation. Del Nero is charged in the U.S. case but hasn’t been extradited from Brazil. FIFA suspended him from the sport Friday.Burga’s lawyers zeroed in on evidence that ledgers by sports-marketing officials showed he hadn’t received the cash. Prosecutors said Burga, aware he was under investigation in Peru, told bribe-payers to hold onto his money and pay him later. In these file photo, three former South American soccer officials, from left, Manuel Burga, of Peru; Jose Maria Marin, of Brazil; and Juan Angel Napout, of Paraguay, accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes, are shown outside federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The three are among the more than 40 soccer officials, businessmen and entities charged in a scandal that’s shaken FIFA, soccer’s governing body. APNEW YORK — Two former South American soccer officials were convicted Friday (Saturday Manila time) of corruption charges at the first U.S. trial stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal, while deliberations will continue next week for a third official.A federal jury in New York deliberated a week before reaching the partial verdict.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Drummond’s double-double leads Pistons over Knicks

first_imgNew York had won five of six, including a victory Thursday night over the Boston Celtics. Porzingis finished with 29 points on 28 shots, and Enes Kanter added 22 points and 16 rebounds.“We weren’t able to get going downhill all night,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We only got six free throws, so there wasn’t a lot of penetration and we took a lot of outside shots.”The Pistons pulled down four offensive rebounds in the first two minutes on their way to a 12-2 lead. Drummond had six points and six rebounds early, but the Knicks got back into the game when he went to the bench with two fouls.Drummond was limited to seven minutes in the half, but the Pistons still led 52-44 at intermission. Harris and Anthony Tolliver each scored 10 points, while Porzingis had 10 points and six rebounds for the Knicks.Kanter’s follow shot gave the Knicks a 69-68 lead with three minutes left in the third, and he followed with another on the next possession. New York finished with an 18-2 run to move the margin to 75-70, but the Pistons scored the quarter’s final four points to get within one.“We really have to work on our third-quarter defense, because this is three games in a row where it has gotten us into trouble,” Van Gundy said. “It’s really the whole second half, but especially the third quarter.”Detroit kept that surge going in the fourth, starting the period with a 10-4 run to lead 84-79 with 10:03 to play.The Knicks tied the game with 3:45 left when Drummond was called for goaltending, and Porzingis followed with a mid-range jumper to put New York ahead 95-93. After the teams traded baskets, Harris missed and Jarrett Jack hit a short jumper to make it 99-95 with 1:48 to play. Instead, Detroit finished with a 9-2 run to post a 104-101 victory and a fourth win in five games.“Down four in the last two minutes is a bad situation, but I was very happy with the way we closed out the game,” Van Gundy said. “We made some big defensive plays and Reggie (Jackson) attacked on the offensive end.”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 shutoutJackson’s runner in the lane made it 101-101 with 44 seconds left, and Ron Baker turned the ball over at the other end. Jackson then split a pair of free throws to give the Pistons a one-point lead with 23.7 seconds to go.Stanley Johnson forced Courtney Lee into a bad shot, then hit two free throws to put Detroit up 104-101. Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) and center Kyle O’Quinn (9) block a shot by Detroit Pistons forward Eric Moreland (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APDETROIT — For a few moments Friday (Saturday Manila time), Stan Van Gundy thought his Detroit Pistons were going to fall back into the same bad habits that plagued them early in December.After leading for most of the game, the Pistons found themselves trailing the New York Knicks by four with 1:48 to play. A loss would have dropped them to 3-9 in December and a game behind the Knicks in the Eastern Conference standings.ADVERTISEMENT “I was going to attack the rim, but they cut me off, so I tried to step through and take the shot,” Lee said. “I thought there was contact, so I leaned in, but they didn’t call the foul.”Kristaps Porzingis missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer.“At the end of the game, we were going to switch everything to make sure we always had someone on Porzingis,” Van Gundy said. “He’s 7-foot-3, so he can shoot over anyone, but our guys were making it as tough as possible.”Andre Drummond finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds, while Tobias Harris scored 24 points. The Pistons had seven players in double figures, including reserves Johnson and Ish Smith.“The loss (Wednesday) in Dallas really hurt, because we didn’t play with any energy in the second half, and we let them have a good run,” Drummond said. “Tonight, we tried to come out and put a lot of effort into the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lakers’ Caldwell-Pope serving sentence at detention center Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 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 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 Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Pelicans hand Magic seventh straight loss

first_imgRead Next Anthony Davis added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday had 24 points for New Orleans, which had given up 108 points or more in 12 straight games, including eight losses.“When we defend, it gives us a chance to get out and run,” Davis said. “When guys get looks in rhythm, they get easy looks at the rim. If we defend, nine times out of ten we’re going to have a great game offensively.”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 shutoutThe loss was the seventh straight for the Magic, who have not led at any point in their last three games.Jonathon Simmons led the Magic with 22 points. Nikola Vucevic added 21, and Elfrid Payton had 18 points and six assists. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq The Pelicans (16-16) shot 50 percent and had a 48-40 rebounding advantage.Playing without three of their top six scorers, the Magic shot 4-for-20 from 3-point range.“We don’t have a lot of good shooters in our lineup, so our shooters have to hit shots,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “They didn’t tonight.”Davis made 9 of 11 shots and scored 18 points while leading New Orleans to a 60-50 lead at the end of a first half in which the Magic were called for four technical fouls.Holiday and E’Twaun Moore hit 3-pointers as the Pelicans opened the game with a 9-0 run, and they led by 18 early in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Drummond’s double-double leads Pistons over Knicks Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Simmons’ layup early in the second half reduced New Orleans’ lead to seven, but Holiday and Cousins answered with 3-pointers and the Pelicans pulled away to a lead that reached 27 in the fourth quarter.“Some of our best players are out, but we have to find a way to compete and stay close in games,” Vucevic said.Marreese Speights, who came off the bench with six 3-pointers in Orlando’s victory at New Orleans on Oct. 30, got his first start for the Magic (11-22). He scored seven points in 17 foul-plagued minutes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, center, dunks between Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4), guard Shelvin Mack (7) and center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APORLANDO, Florida — The New Orleans Pelicans were encouraged by holding an opponent under 100 points, even though it was the struggling Orlando Magic.DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, and the Pelicans never trailed Friday (Saturday Manila time) in a 111-97 win over Orlando.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View commentslast_img read more

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Bolts turn back Elite

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending 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 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Eligibility questioned, Mbala takes talents to Mexico BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Canaleta hit 19 of his team-high 25 points in the final two frames and the Bolts finished with just enough spunk to hold off the Elite, who led by as many as 12 points early in the second only to sputter in the third.“I think we have a better team, but it’s not playoff or bust for us [in this conference],” said Black, who was without veteran Ranidel de Ocampo and do-it-all forward Cliff Hodge.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 shutout“This is a good start for us, and it’s nice to get off to a good start [in this conference],” Black went on. “But we have [defending champion] San Miguel [Beer] next, and that will be a big challenge.”Meralco won a total of just four games in the last two Philippine Cups. Read Next Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed But after trading for De Ocampo and signing free agents Canaleta, Jason Ballesteros, Mac Baracael and Nico Salva, the Bolts look more formidable this time.In the second game, Rain or Shine held off TNT KaTropa, 82-79.center_img MOST READ View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ With a better team than what it had the previous two years, Meralco forged its finest Philippine Cup start under Norman Black—but the multititled coach isn’t about to pressure his boys into achieving what they have failed to since 2016.New acquisition KG Canaleta rifled five straight points when the game was on the line in the dying minutes and helped preserve a 103-98 win over Blackwater Friday night, as Meralco, aside from missing the playoffs here the last two seasons, finally won its tournament opener.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Westbrook’s 3-pointer lifts Thunder past Hawks

first_imgLATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Thunder dominated the second quarter. They broke a 28-28 tie with a 14-2 run to start the quarter, with Raymond Felton and George each hitting two 3-pointers. After the Hawks pulled within 51-43, Oklahoma City went on a 13-5 run and led 64-50 at halftime.Atlanta scored 11 straight points to cut the Thunder lead to 74-70 midway through the third quarter.Oklahoma City made only 19 of 31 free throws.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:29Police 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Atlanta Hawks’ Malcolm Delaney, left, tries to get the ball away from Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, right, in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game. APOKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook hit a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left to cap a 30-point, 15-assist outing, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Atlanta Hawks 120-117 on Friday (Saturday Manila time).Carmelo Anthony added 24 points on 7-of-12 3-point shooting and Paul George scored 17 for the Thunder, who have won five of their last six after an 11-14 start.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitiescenter_img Atlanta, in last place in the Southeast Division, made Oklahoma City work for this one, rallying after falling behind by 16 points in the first half.The Hawks led 92-88 with 8:49 left after a basket by Kent Bazemore. Westbrook re-entered the game and led the Thunder on a 16-5 run. Anthony’s 3-pointer with 5:34 left gave Oklahoma City a 104-97 lead.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 shutoutThe Hawks came back again, eventually tying the game at 117 on two free throws by Ersan Ilyasova with 11.1 seconds left. After a timeout, George inbounded to Westbrook, who made the final shot over Atlanta’s Taurean Prince. Without a timeout, the Hawks could manage only a desperation heave at the buzzer.Marco Belinelli scored 30 points to lead Atlanta, which is 2-7 against Western Conference teams this season. Ilyasova added 22 points for the Hawks, who went 15 of 32 from 3-point range. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Bucks close with 9-0 run to beat Hornets BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq View commentslast_img read more

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ROS rookie Nambatac got a lot of advice from Yap in PBA debut

first_imgTrending 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 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 “It was a very good game for me as a rookie. I had a good exposure in my debut game, especially we faced a top team in TNT,” he said in Filipino.Nambatac deserves major credit for his seamless transition but he shared he had a little boost coming from a decorated veteran in his squad as he prepared for his first game.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 shutout“Kuya James (Yap) always talks to me. From practice to the games, he’s guiding me on how to play in the PBA,” he said of his veteran teammate as he gets a rare chance to be mentored by the former two-time PBA MVP.“He was once in my position where he was a rookie, and he told me his experience that he didn’t want me to go through. He told me he was excited and nervous at the same time because everyone’s expecting a lot, but he told me to calm myself so I can play my game. And when the game started, I thought he was right. I only need to do what I used to do in college and not get pressured.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netComing to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, Rey Nambatac was one of those rookies whom pundits believe that didn’t need much adjustments given his familiarity with coach Caloy Garcia’s system.What the seventh overall pick didn’t expect, however, was how easy he would mesh with his Rain or Shine teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View comments Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Misfiring TNT fall to Rain or Shine LATEST STORIES Nambatac gave quality minutes in his PBA debut, racking up five points and five rebounds in 12 minutes of action.More importantly, he held his own against famed KaTropa playmaker Jayson Castro as the former Letran stalwart immediately got himself thrown into the fire.“He’s one of the best point guards in Asia for a reason,” said Nambatac, who admitted he was starstruck as he matched up with Castro.“But as a defender, I need to give my best. It doesn’t mean that he’s my idol that I’ll let him have his way. I also want to win and I want to learn by defending him,” he said.Nambatac, though, knows that there’s still a lot for him to learn and improve on as he seeks to have a better showing in the coming games.ADVERTISEMENT “I still have a long way to go. I still need to be mentally tough on the court because this is already the pros. You need to outsmart your opponents here because they themselves are smart. So I still need to learn that,” he said.last_img read more

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