Mills finished with 20 points and Tony Parker added 16.Mike Conley had 26 points and Marc Gasol added 17 for the Grizzlies, who have lost nine straight postseason games in San Antonio.With each team winning on its homecourt, Game 6 is Thursday night (Friday, Manila) in Memphis.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Hornets to don Jordan brand logos on jerseys next season Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, during the second half of Game 5 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 116-103. AP PhotoSAN ANTONIO— Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs rebounded from two discouraging road losses to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-103 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila) and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round NBA playoff series.San Antonio shot 14 for 28 on 3-point attempts, two off its postseason record, including 5-for-7 shooting by Patty Mills.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIES Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home GAME 1 RESULT: Leonard drops 32 as Spurs rout Grizzlies in game 1GAME 2 RESULT: NBA: Leonard stars anew as Spurs take 2-0 lead vs GrizzliesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnGAME 3 RESULT: Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 winGAME 4 RESULT: Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs in OT View comments
FINGERS CROSSED “It’s the first time in six seasons that it will be this challenging. We have been through it before, but this season it is different, so we are keeping our fingers crossed.” He noted that the squad is filled with inexperienced players while noting that the onus was now on the senior players like himself, Ronaldo Rodney, Ladale Richie, Jacomena Barrett and Keneil Kirlew, to guide the youngsters. Ambusley underlined that it was extremely important that the team achieved some level stability in the early rounds of the competition. “The aim is to blood the young players and see how they cope and set themselves up for the next stage, that would be victory for us. Our ambition is to always be challenging, but we are rebuilding and we have eight months to work on it. So we are looking for stability then we can look how far it can take us,” said Ambusley. “Some of the youths are very young, 17, 18, 19 (years-old) and some of them didn’t play for a traditional high school that was looking to win, so the onus is on the senior players to really help them through it, and that’s what we are trying to do.” He added that they have no fears going into the opening fixture against Harbour View. “We don’t usually win our first game, so we are not nervous. But we are MoBay and we will give our all. We will not give in,” Ambusley assured. Montego Bay United captain, Dwayne Ambusley, does not think the summer-transfer feud between Harbour View and the western Jamaica club over teenage standout Jourdain Fletcher and Dushane Beckford has heightened tensions ahead of the teams meeting in their opening Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at Harbour View complex tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. However, he believes the former champions will face their most challenging season in six years as they are currently going through a rebuilding phase. “Not really (don’t think transfer feud will make game tense). It shouldn’t be that way, but football is about being comfortable and if they (Fletcher and Beckford) are not comfortable being here, then we have to work with it,” Ambusley stated. The experienced player is, however, bracing for what he expects will be the club’s most testing campaign in the competition.
Growling louder Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees The games were to be played in Basra, the southern city which hosted Iraq’s return last month to playing competitive games at home.Iraq has rarely staged home games since the 1980s because of security concerns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Turmoil in Iraq in recent weeks has been fueled by economic problems and dissatisfaction with Iran’s political influence on its neighbor.Iraq’s 2-0 win over Hong Kong in Basra last month left the national team at the top of its five-team qualifying group. Two teams advance to the next round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments FILE – Iraq’s starting eleven pose for a group picture during the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iraq and Hong Kong at the Basra International stadium in the Iraqi city on October 10, 2019. (Photo by Hussein FALEH / AFP)ZURICH — FIFA says Iraq is not safe enough to host World Cup qualifying games against Iran and Bahrain.FIFA says it asked the Iraq soccer federation “to nominate a neutral venue” for the matches on Nov. 14 and 19.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study
In Djibouti, which has been one of the least developed football countries in Africa, Infantino promised FIFA would lay down more development projects in a bid to bolster the country’s football wealth.“I am very much honored to be here in Djibouti. This visit is part of my first tour to several African countries after my election as FIFA president less than a month from now. I came here to meet with the football family lead by my friend president Souleiman who is doing a greatjob for Djiboutian football” Infantino noted.“Thanks to the commitment and the work of football people here in Djibouti. It makes me feel very confident that this country’s football is going up and today I am here to define concretely and clearly what kind of projects we can bring in to develop football in this country and in the region in general” he added.He also pointed out; “This country is more for football. Installations of new pitches are always needed, but more importantly this country also needs educational projects, trainings, grassroots programs for boys and girls and the construction of a brand new football academy.“We will look into all those needs and we will define with president Souleiman on what and how to implement the projects one after the other” FIFA president noted.Before meeting the federation chiefs led by the FA president Souleiman Hassan Waberi, Infantino met with the prime minister of Djibouti Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed who explained to him about the government’s commitment to promote football and fight terrorism and radicalization through the beautiful game.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Infantino visits Djibouti, promises more football development.BUJUMBURA, March 25 – New FIFA president Gianni Infantino visited Burundi on Thursday, as he made his third stop in his maiden trip to Africa after visiting war torn South Sudan and Ethiopia in the last five days.He has been holding talks with federation and government chiefs in his tour and in South Sudan officially opened the federation headquarters funded through the FIFA goal project as well as watching the hosts play an AFCON qualifier against Benin.
Possible Liverpool line-up v Real Madrid Emre Can, Joe Allen, Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho could all start, as Rodgers attempts to pack the midfield, although Lazar Markovic may get the nod for his pace on the counter. A shuffle in defence could see Rodgers gamble on Kolo Toure.With Chelsea in mind, which players do you think will start against Real Madrid? Comment below!For commentary of the match, listen to talkSPORT live from the Bernabeu from 7pm. There is talk of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers leaving Steven Gerrard out of the starting XI against Real Madrid.After the Reds’ Bernabeu test, they return to England to face Premier League leaders Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime for a demanding domestic tussle, and it would seem Rodgers must juggle his resources accordingly.Gerrard remains an absolutely key figure at the club, but two tough games in a short space of time may be beyond the Kop idol.The Liverpool manager is attacking by nature, so there is every possibility he might opt for an attacking line-up, which we looked at here, but after describing the Champions League holders as probably the best team in the world – and with Liverpool in poor form – he may choose to set his team up to contain Madrid as much as possible.That could mean resting Gerrard and even Raheem Sterling, ahead of what looks like a more winnable match at home against Chelsea.Sterling has shouldered a lot of the attacking burden in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, since Luis Suarez left in the summer, and Rodgers remains aware that he must carefully manage his exciting 19-year-old player.Although we suspect Sterling will get the nod for both matches, here is a possible defensive-minded Liverpool XI v Real Madrid, excluding the young star: 1 1
1 [View the story “‘Can’t get replaced if your replacement gets hurt’ – Fans react as Sergio Aguero replaces injured Gabriel Jesus” on Storify] Take that smile off your face Sergio Aguero.The Argentine superstar has had to play second fiddle to new kid on the block Gabriel Jesus in recent weeks and has been strongly linked with a Manchester City exit.But things are looking up for the Citizens’ usual go-to man.Jesus limped off in the early stages of his side’s clash against Bournemouth with a foot injury and was replaced by Aguero.If there’s one way to play your way back into your manager’s plans, a little help from Lady Luck never goes amiss.talkSPORT takes a look at the best reactions from fans online….. Take that smile off your face Sergio Aguero
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MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Malditas save PH from shutout Herndon motivated to play alongside league’s top guards at Star The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThirteen players were present in the first day of the Smart Gilas Pilipinas’ training camp for the first leg of the 2017 Fiba World Cup qualifiers later this month.Four-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, and Calvin Abueva spearheaded the attendees at Meralco Gym on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ View comments Also present were longtime national team members Japeth Aguilar and Gabe Norwood, mainstays Troy Rosario, Raymond Almazan, and Allein Maliksi, as well as cadets Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz.Assistant coaches Jong Uichico, Jimmy Alapag, Josh Reyes, and Ryan Betia assisted Head Coach Chot Reyes in the session.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Philippines is preparing for its game against Japan in Tokyo on November 24, before going back home where it will take on Chinese Taipei at Smart Araneta Coliseum on November 27. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu hadParliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu had earlier this month met Congress President Sonia Gandhi seeking cooperation for the early passage of the crucial GST bill and the Real Estate bill.Naidu said today that Opposition should refrain from disrupting the proceedings. “We have no problem. Government is ready to discuss any and every issue,” he said amidst indications that the Opposition might aggressively take up the issue of imposition of Presidents rule in Congress-ruled Arunachal Pradesh and the suicide of a dalit student in Hyderabad University. The Winter session had ended on December 23, leaving the Goods and Services Tax Bill and a number of other measures in a limbo. The governments legislative agenda had suffered a serious setback due to lack of support from the numerically stronger Congress-led opposition in the Rajya Sabha. This had prompted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to raise the question of how an “unelected” house could overrule the mandate of the “elected” house.In the winter session, the Rajya Sabha saw passage of nine bills but lost 47 hours due to disruptions caused almost every day by Congress which raised one issue after another.The Lok Sabha performed a little better as it passed 13 bills and saw discussions over various issues like price rise, flood and drought situation, despite repeated uproar created by the opposition Congress over various issues. PTI AMR VSC
Are you holding a suitcase full of IOU’s? Tell us how much you’re owed!“I sell my services, I make a small profit. With that I buy groceries. The grocer makes a profit. We call it earning a living. You may have heard of it somewhere.”It was the fourth time Buddy Freelancer emailed his client for a payment that should have been made months ago. He pressed “Send,” leaned back in his chair and muttered to himself, “What a heel.””Thanks, they’re Ferragamo, but I might have to pawn them soon.”There she was, Buddy’s business partner, a vision in yoga pants, standing at the threshold of his home office door balancing a big, black suitcase on her hips.”Why’s that doll?””I told you not to call me doll. I’m a multi-talented corporate consultant with a rolodex that would make Kim Kardashian look like a loner,” she heaved the suitcase onto the desk and popped it open, “IOUs… every last one of ’em.””Oh this rotten business!””Aww, lay off the business. It’s like any other business, it’s the deadbeat clients that make it rotten.”—————————————————————-71% of freelancers struggle to get paid – which incurs astounding income losses across the freelance workforce annually. But no one talks about it.Start the conversation: Add your unapid invoices to the World’s Longest Invoice and see how much we’re collectively owed – It’s truly terrifying!How much are you owed?The #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign is a nationwide effort to legislate and enforce protective measures against late and nonpayment for freelancers. Presently, New York City Hall is considering first-in-the-nation legislation that will improve protections and recourses for New York City freelancers – learn more about the Freelance Isn’t Free Bill here. Join the campaign and help make deadbeat clients a thing of the past. A new soul and media geek, Laura writes about sustainability, community, poetry and pop culture. Find her @Pennyscientist or on Freelancers Union.