8 financial decisions you’ll never regret

first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A new year is here. And even if you’ve already broken the resolutions you made at the end of the holiday season, it’s never too late to make new ones, especially when it comes to your finances.Here are eight financial decisions you can make now that you’ll never regret. Make the moves on this list soon, and you’ll dramatically increase your odds of a happy financial future.1. Save More for RetirementHow much money will you need each year to enjoy a happy and healthy retirement? That depends on what you want to do after you leave the working world. You’ll need more money if you plan to travel the world, and less if you envision days spent reading, binge-watching TV, and playing with your grandchildren. continue reading »last_img read more

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Alexandre Lacazette reveals major difference between Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 10:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link774Shares Alexandre Lacazette reveals major difference between Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger Advertisement Commentcenter_img Lacazette has scored 13 Premier League goals this season (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette admits the Arsenal team feel more confident under Unai Emery’s management in comparison to Arsene Wenger’s.The Frenchman scored in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday night to push the club up to third in the Premier League.When asked about the difference within the team this season in comparison to last season under Wenger, Lacazette told Sky Sports: ‘I think we are more confident and everybody knows what we have to do.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When you win a lot of games in a row of course there is a lot of confidence.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are now in third position in the Premier League with just seven games to go, and look on course to secure Champions League football for next season.Now, for the first time, Lacazette has spoken about the Gunners playing elite European football during the next campaign.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season, now we can maybe go to the Champions League,’ he added.‘The fans helped us to get third place. We work every day to be in third place, now we must stay in this position.’Arsenal’s next game is against Everton on April 7 before a Europa League clash against Napoli on April 11.MORE: Bellerin mocks Tottenham as Arsenal leapfrog rivals with Newcastle winWill Arsenal finish in the top four this season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisementlast_img read more

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Syracuse midfield provides 1st-half offense while Siena hones in on attack, guides SU to win

first_imgSiena head coach John Svec knew he had to change his approach from last year.Six of Kevin Rice’s eight assists were to Dylan Donahue in Syracuse’s 2014 season opener against the Saints, so Svec decided to hone in on Rice to try to reverse the 19-7 result from a year ago.But it didn’t even come close to working on Saturday.“We wanted to try and take Kevin Rice out of it since he’s clearly their feeder,” Svec said. “But we didn’t quite seem to get that today.”Instead of the Syracuse attack giving the Orange a sizeable first-half lead, it was SU’s midfield that handled the majority of the scoring load while the visitors tried to shut down Rice, Donahue and Randy Staats up top. Midfielders Hakeem Lecky and Nicky Galasso led a unit that accounted for six of Syracuse’s nine goals in the opening 30 minutes, and one that ultimately provided a second dimension too hard for Siena (0-1) to defend in No. 4 Syracuse’s (1-0) 21-7 win in front of 2,740 in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We knew after last year, some of the stat lines from last year’s game, they probably would play us a little differently,” Rice said. “They were hesitant to slide from down low and Lecky’s going to draw a slide every time and that left Nicky open.”With eight minutes left in the opening quarter, Lecky took the ball from midfield and sprinted down the left side before lofting a high pass toward the middle to Galasso, who corralled the ball and scored from 7 yards out. Four minutes later, Lecky darted down the left alley, leaving his defender in his tracks before bouncing one into the back of the net while tripping over himself on the edge of the crease.“Yeah, I just lost my foot a little bit,” Lecky joked. “I saw the opening so I tried to beat the guy that was supposed to be sliding.”All half, the speed of Lecky – who tallied three of his four assists in the first two quarters – exposed a Siena defense that was unable to adjust from its original game plan, and one that was ultimately too slow to shift over from covering SU’s attack.“We needed to slide,” Svec said. “We can’t have a kid like Hakeem Lecky coming flying down at your goalie and shooting from 7 yards and not slide.”Throughout the first half, Siena defender Pat Killeen bodied Rice around the goal, making Syracuse’s go-to attack fight for every opening as he often stumbled and was pushed off balance when he got the ball.Rice’s only first-half tally came with significant physical contact, as Killeen threw Rice off balance before falling on top of him while Rice rifled the ball into the back of the net.And even though SU’s primary goal-scorer – and his two other attacks – were held largely ineffective early on, the Syracuse offense’s depth and versatility still allowed the Orange to jump out to a lead it wouldn’t come close to relinquishing.“Some of the guys mentioned earlier how focused the Siena defense was on the attack and trying to take Kevin out of the game by shutting him off and really focusing on Randy and Dylan,” SU head coach John Desko said. “We’re just comfortable if they’re going to do that.”As time ticked on in the second half of a game that was already decided, midfielders Tim Barber, Ryan Simmons and Joe Gillis scored their first career goals for the Orange.It was a luxury Desko was glad to have, and one that was largely enabled by a midfield unit that made an already potent SU offense that much harder to defend.Said Rice: “It made (Siena) have to respect the middies and it’s just a good, well-balanced team offense.” Comments Published on February 7, 2015 at 10:02 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Clemson’s win over Pitt puts Tigers in a league of their own in ACC

first_imgGeorgia Tech, meanwhile, has struggled to keep up with its counterparts, and longtime coach Paul Johnson has announced his retirement.Those 2009 Yellow Jackets fans probably didn’t realize at the time how precious the opportunity to heckle Clemson would soon become. Given the Tigers’ title-winning performance Saturday night, it might be a while until Georgia Tech — or any fan base in the ACC — can disparage Clemson again.”It never gets old,” Swinney said after the win. “Coming up here, being a part of a special celebration.” “We were supposed to be going into the Orange Bowl. Thirty years since going to the Orange Bowl, hadn’t won an ACC championship in 20 years,” Swinney recalled Friday before the 2018 ACC championship game. “It was a very disappointing moment.”MORE: Jalen Hurts gets his ‘fairytale’ moment Clemson has since become one of the most dominant forces the ACC has seen, with Swinney steering the program from fresh fruit target to bona fide steamroller. The extent of that transformation was evident in Clemson’s commanding 42-10 win over Pittsburgh in the conference title game Saturday. The game began with running back Travis Etienne sprinting beyond the Pittsburgh defense for a 75-yard score — the quickest touchdown in ACC championship game history. It finished with backup quarterback Chase Brice working in extended garbage-time duty.”They rattle a lot of people,” Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi said after Saturday’s contest. “They’ve done that to about everybody they played. We didn’t help ourselves much.”Since 2009, Clemson has played in six ACC title games — matching Alabama’s SEC title game count over that span. By defeating Pittsburgh, the Tigers became the only ACC team to ever take the conference crown outright four years in a row. Not even Bobby Bowden’s feared Florida State squads accomplished that feat (in part because the ACC didn’t implement a championship game until 2005).”They’ll probably win the national championship, in my opinion,” Narduzzi said. “It’s a good football team from the front end to the back end as far as the talent they’ve got. … Clemson is the measuring stick in the ACC right now.”Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence complemented Etienne’s 156-yard ground performance by tossing two touchdowns. Lawrence, a freshman, took the job from Kelly Bryant earlier this season and has thrown 24 touchdowns and just four picks in his first year with the program. With Lawrence slated to remain at Clemson for at least two more seasons and a typically imposing defense in place to back him up, it’s possible the Tigers’ historic conference reign continues beyond 2018.What would it take to knock Clemson off its ACC throne? For starters, pretty much a perfect offensive approach, according to Pittsburgh running back Qadree Ollison, who ranked second in rushing in the ACC but was frustrated by the Tigers’ swarming defense Saturday.”You’ve got to be able to block their front four, that’s the biggest thing,” Ollison said. “They got, shoot, four first-round draft picks on the (defensive) line. You’ve got to be able to block them up front. And then if you’re able to block them successfully, it gets your passing game going and I think you have a chance.”It’s not clear which ACC team is prepared to get that done.Usual Clemson threat Florida State might need time to reboot after the chilly departure of coach Jimbo Fisher was followed by a dismal 5-7 season. Miami has lived in college football purgatory — neither awful nor elite — for more than a decade. Virginia Tech lost to Old Dominion this year. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After Clemson lost the 2009 ACC championship game to Georgia Tech, jubilant Yellow Jackets fans hurled oranges at Tigers coach Dabo Swinney, a poignant reminder Clemson had just blown another chance to go to the Orange Bowl.The Tigers, playing in Swinney’s first full season at the helm, hadn’t reached 10 wins since 1990. They were perennial underachievers, and another leader had come along to Death Valley and failed to break through.last_img read more

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Fly by nighters

first_imgWell here we are at another opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The press box is packed and I mean really filled to the rim with folks that in a few weeks from now will probably not venture anywhere near PNC Park or its press box. The 2013 opening day was the first ever opening day start for Pirates right hander Sean Burnett. I was moved by the violin virtuoso performance of “God Bless America” and “The Star Spangled Banner.” But you know what? That was the extent of excellence for the Pirates in regards to ringing the opening bell for the 2013 season. At one point aside from giving up a walk and a double Burnett had recorded eight straight strikeouts. But in between those “K’s” the Cubs were hitting the ball hard. The 10 strikeouts by A.J. Burnett were the most by a Pirates pitcher on opening day since 1983 when John Candelaria struck out 10 at St. Louis. The Cubs starter RHP Jeff Samardzija had the Pirates number because he allowed only two hits through eight innings also only throwing 110 pitches including 71 strikes. He also struck out nine batters.The win was preserved by the Cubs right handed relievers Carlos Marmol and Kyuji Fujikawa to seal the deal by the score 3-1.Power FailureWhat is it about the Pittsburgh Power Football Club that causes most professional football aficionados to perceive that the team doesn’t seem serious? Well looking at the way the team has performed so far in the season the team, at least the offense anyway seems to be searching near and far for its “collective” groove.” The Power dropped their first game of the season 64-33 to the Utah Blaze. Now the loss to the Blaze was not really unexpected and not so unusual because Utah is a tough and talented squad. What was so unusual was that against the Blaze, the Power only gained 183 total yards offensively a dismal outing in Pittsburgh’s first home game of the season. In the AFL that may be as close to being shut down if not shut out that the Power should want to be. From the outset, Friday’s game against the Jacksonville Sharks did not bode well for Pittsburgh in light of the fact that they had lost both of the previous meetings against the Sharks. Both of the losses occurred at the Consol where the Power had been outscored, 129-79. At halftime the Power were losing to the Jacksonville Sharks by the score of 34-21 even though Pittsburgh had a time of possession advantage of 15:29 to 14:31 and Jacksonville only had a 15 yard advantage in total offensive yards. The second half only became worse because at the end of the third quarter the Power were down by the score of 42-28. The game ended with the Sharks prevailing by the score of 61-35. The “suspect” offensive line of the Power also allowed Jacksonville to record seven sacks. The offensive line for Pittsburgh had better improve in a hurry or it is going to be a long, long, season.Forty acres and a donkeyJust a few weeks ago I penned a column titled “50 Million Dollar Chattel.” I recalled that as I was viewing the latest smash hit, “The Bible,” that a myriad of sports and social issues were dancing around in my head, one of those being slavery. Hollywood depicts the inhumanity of forced servitude as almost being “noble.” As far as Black athletes are concerned they will probably never understand their true value because it will never be revealed to them. As far as I am concerned the NFL compensation process is biased, corrupt and flawed as it relates to Black athletes. There is nothing noble about it. Well as I have been preaching for over three decades the NCAA is far worse.On Easter Sunday as I viewed the Louisville, Duke NCAA Elite Eight faceoff late in the first half Louisville guard Kevin Ware suffered a broken leg at Lucas Oil Stadium that quieted me and all of my family members watching the game with me at home. Even coach Rick Pitino was caught on camera wiping away tears. A report by Associated Press writer Michael Marot stated that; “Ware’s right leg bent in such an awkward and frightening angle that CBS stopped showing replays shortly after the fall in the NCAA tournamentMatch up against Duke. “The bone’s six inches out of his leg and all he’s yelling is, “Win the game, win the game,’” Pitino said. “I’ve not seen that in my life…Pretty special young man. The bone was literally out. I saw white, it was literally out,” said Behanan, who collapsed to his hands and feet at the sight. The two spoke at halftime. “He said ‘Don’t worry about me, I’m good, I’ll have my surgery tonight,’” Behanan said. “Go win it for me.”I have been standing on my “soapbox for pay” in regards to paying athletes for performing in college. In a recent article penned Dr. Boyce Watkins, comedian Chris Rock had this to say. “I know a lot of Black intellectuals will say we can do so much more than play ball and we can. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t reap the benefits from sports White kids that go to Syracuse and Georgetown do. These kids should be paid and allowed to get an education for themselves and their families for the rest of their lives. Black people not making money from college sports is like Arabs not making money from oil, insane. We have our reparations lottery ticket right in our pocket and were not smart enough to cash it in.” Maybe we had better forget about reparations and focus on compensation for performance in the year 2013.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

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Handling cover crops in a challenging spring

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nathan Long and Jim Case, who farm in Delaware County, have learned to expect great things when planting into a cover crop.“Our soil structure and drainage have definitely improved. We see a lot more water percolation through the ground. We were doing this in the 50s and 60s when I was growing up and we had livestock and a nice rotation,” Case said. “We have gotten away from that and the soil structure has suffered. The microbial activity with the cover crops really helps and we are getting a better more uniform seedbed. Then we have a mat of organic matter that holds moisture through the summer.”In the spring, for planting, they typically kill off the cover crop if it is not already dead.“If you’re going to plant into it green I would expect the cover crop to pull up the excess moisture we’ve had this spring. The top six inches of tilth from the roots will let the planter run easier and it will close up easier. You don’t have to work the ground to a powder to plant,” Long said. “All of our stuff has been killed this spring, and we have been no-tilling for awhile. The soil structure is there, though, so it drains off well. With a cover crop, the organic matter forms a sponge and when you drive over it, it will come right back.”Long and Case typically use cereal rye on corn stalks going to soybeans and annual rye on the soybean stalks going into corn for the improved carbon to nitrogen ratio. “We have tried other mixes too. We used radishes, clover, and cereal rye last year and it formed a nice thick mat all winter and now there is less residue then some tilled fields,” Long said. “We have not really had any disasters. Timing is everything.”This year, though, the persistent rains and cool temperatures led to some tough cover crop situations in different parts of the state. In some of the worst situations, the cover crops (most notably cereal rye and annual ryegrass) got too tall because field conditions did not allow a timely spray application. Planting into tall living cover crops is an option for soybeans but is less appealing for planting corn.In some fields, the cover crop was sprayed and killed prior to planting corn, but then it rained and the cool temperatures left an un-plantable muddy mess with the dead cover crop holding in the moisture rather than helping dry the field. Glenn Harsh, who also farms in Delaware County, found himself in a similar situation this spring.“If it gets tall and you kill it, you can have a problem if it gets wet. I crossed my fingers and in my situation the cover crop hadn’t completely died and took up enough water to let me get in,” Harsh said. “The first day I went to plant, it was still wet, but I got away with planting because the roots are so fibrous and the slot closes easier.”Other dead cover crop/wet field situations have been addressed with some shallow vertical tillage (for example a Great Plains Turbo Max). One such field was tilled after waiting to dry when conditions finally warmed up. After the tillage pass, the field sat for a day before planting the corn.There are a myriad of ways to manage cover crops, but two keys to success with these challenging situations, though, seem to be cooperative weather and the patience to wait for it.last_img read more

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FD WEBINAR: What Is Trauma & Why Must We Address It? Part 2

first_imgPart 2: Implications for Work With ChildrenWe hope you join us for Part 2 of our MFLN Family Development series on trauma-informed-care. Here are the details!Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014Time: 11am-1pm EasternLocation: What Is Trauma & Why Must We Address It? (Part 2: Implications for Work With Children)Joan Gillece, Ph.D., Director of the SAMHSA National Center for Trauma Informed Care, & Brian R. Sims, M.D., a Forensic Psychiatrist, National and International Consultant on the Fundamentals of Trauma Informed Care, will be presenting on various types of trauma that impact children. The presenters will also highlight benefits in utilizing a trauma-informed treatment approach for prevention and intervention work.We offer 2.0 National Association of Social Worker CE credits for many of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2014 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

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Thirdy not surprised over manong’s stellar NLEX debut

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Koy Banal throws hat in UE coaching sweepstakes Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed MOST READcenter_img 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSocial media continued to buzz about Kiefer Ravena’s scintillating debut on Thursday, a day after he punched in big numbers to help NLEX hold off stubborn KIA, 119-115, in the PBA Philippine Cup.The second overall pick in the 2017 Rookie Draft matched his hype as he delivered 18 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and two steals at Filoil Flying V Centre, falling just three rebounds short of a triple-double right in his first professional game.The only one not joining the conversation on how surprising the debut was? Brother Thirdy Ravena, who already saw the big game coming.“I was kind of expecting him to do Kiefer things even in the PBA,” he said. Thirdy, coming off a championship with Ateneo in the UAAP, watched Kiefer’s PBA debut with dad Bong and mom Mozzy.“Usually, the transition is tough especially from college. Usually, when you’re a rookie, you feel nervous,” added Thirdy, who affectionately calls Kiefer ‘manong’ as a sign of respect. “But he was aggressive and he’s just playing his game. Now that I’ve seen him do that on a professional stage, that just speaks about how his game is and how good he is.” 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ LATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Cañaleta catches fire for Meralco, torches Blackwater

first_imgBI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq The Bolts seemingly were well on their way to an easy victory, taking a 90-71 lead with 8:19 left, but Blackwater made a late 24-8 run to trim the lead down to three, 98-95 with 33.1 seconds left before Cañaleta put the Elite to sleep late.“I thought we did a good job of recovering from a slow start today, especially in the first half. We did recover a little bit late in the second quarter and it carried over into the second half where we got off to a good start. But the energy that we spent trying to get that big lead really cost us down the stretch because we gave that lead up just as quickly as we got it. We’re lucky that we made some big shots down the stretch,” said Black.Third overall pick Raymar Jose lived up to his billing as he paced Blackwater with 16 points, six rebounds, and two assists in his PBA debut.Maliksi also chimed in 16 markers and six boards, while Roi Sumang had 15 points, six rebounds, and three dimes in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues After dropping 32, Beasley says he’s had a hot hand since day he was born View comments 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities MERALCO 103 – Canaleta 25, Amer 17, Dillinger 15, Newsome 12, Lanete 8, Ballesteros 6, Tolomia 6, Baracael 5, Faundo 4, Hugnatan 3, Caram 2, Salva 0.BLACKWATER 98 – Jose 16, Maliksi 16, Sumang 15, Belo 13, Erram 11, Cortez 8, Javier 6, DiGregorio 6, Sena 4, Pinto 3, Cruz 0, Banal 0, Marcelo 0.Quarters: 23-27, 44-44, 77-66, 103-98. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNiño Cañaleta showed Blackwater what it let go of as he delivered Meralco a thrilling 103-98 victory in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.Left unsigned in the offseason, the veteran marksman punished his former team and went for 25 points, catching fire from beyond the arc as he shot 5-of-8 from threes on top of eight rebounds and two assists, none bigger than his dagger triple off the glass with 11.3 seconds to play to put the game out of reach, 101-95.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Allein Maliksi kept the Elite’s flickering hopes alive with a three with 2.5 seconds to spare, but Cañaleta once again iced the game as he calmly drained his free throws with 1.3 ticks left.“I thought KG was exceptional tonight for us, scoring and rebounding. He’s going to be a very good addition to our team,” remarked coach Norman Black.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 shutoutBaser Amer added 17 markers, 12 dimes, and five boards, Jared Dillinger got 15 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists, and Chris Newsome had 15 markers in the win.Meralco took hold of the game in the third quarter as Cañaleta caught fire and ignited 19-0 blast to turn a close 50-54 deficit to a 69-54 advantage with 4:01 to play. Read Next Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Citylast_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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