Lukaku’s Inter turnaround in Bologna

first_imgRomelu Lukaku scored twice, including a stoppage-time penalty, allowing Inter to overturn Bologna for a 2-1 victory at the Dall’Ara. Click here for the full match report. OR Follow all the action as it happens from this game and Torino-Juventus on the LIVEBLOG. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img

Letter threatened Conte’s daughter

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Inter coach Antonio Conte received a letter threatening his daughter, but also staff member and former Juventus fitness coach Antonio Pintus. The letter, which has reportedly been traced back to Florence, contained a rifle cartridge and a threatening letter directed at the former Juventus coach with the text “we know where you live and who your daughter is.” La Stampa reports that the local police in Milan has been in touch with Conte and he doesn’t recognise the writing, nor the content particularly reminding him of anyone. The letter contained an eight-gauge cartridge, mainly used for hunting, and could be tracked back to Florence by the authorities. There’s a possible supporter of an opposing team, who is annoyed by the Inter side and their good performances this term, but also one from the Nerazzurri who doesn’t approve of his past in Turin. The fact Pintus, formerly of Juventus and Real Madrid, was also mentioned would suggest it is a grudge about their Bianconeri past. The letter contained writing in black, listing the names of his family members and the text: “We know where you live… We know who your daughter is.” However, the letter was sent to the Inter HQ and not directly to Conte’s home, which suggests the information about his address is incorrect. The police are investigating and will be analysing the document for fingerprints. Il Giorno reports that the first investigations aren’t connecting it to the world of the ultras, but rather a disgruntled individual seeking attention.last_img read more

Old, new franchisees differ on IPL 4 format

first_imgA meeting between the BCCI and IPL franchisees on Thursday laid bare differences between the old and new team-owners over the modalities of the tournament’s fourth season.  AuctionsThe original eight teams of IPL wanted to retain seven of their players (four Indians and three international) in IPL 4 and beyond. But the two new franchisees of Pune and Kochi felt this would keep 56 players out of the auction and deny them a level-playing field. The teams wanted all the players to be up for auction every year.  Salary capThe salary cap turned out to be another bone of contention. The older franchisees wanted the salary cap to remain at 7 million while the new wanted it raised to 9 million. MatchesThere were differences over the number of matches to be played as well. With the addition of two new teams, it was earlier decided to have 94 matches. But it is believed that the older teams wanted the number of matches reduced to 68 because of various issues, including injuries to players and burnouts.  M. Vanchi, the director of GMR Group that owns the Delhi Daredevils, said suggestions were taken from all the team-owners. “A three-member team of the BCCI will take a decision,” he said. ‘Modi hung without trial’Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi’s absence was felt at the meeting by some team-owners. Ness Wadia, the co-owner of Kings XI Punjab, said: “Unfortunately Modi has been hung without a fair trial.” Wadia said there were many contenders vying to buy his team. “We will pick the best deal,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

MCD says most Games projects to be over by Aug 20

first_imgAfter missing several deadlines, the MCD today said most projects implemented by it for the Commonwealth Games are likely to be completed by August 20.The status of various projects was reviewed at a meeting of MCD Works Committee presided over by its Chairman and BJP councillor Jagdish Mamgain, who expressed unhappiness with contractors over the delay.”CWG projects are likely to be completed by August 20.Repeated delay and failure in completion of works by contractors is being taken seriously. Illegal road digging was also a matter of concern, which was raised in the meeting,” Mamgain said.According to him, parking facilities in the vicinity of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and at training venue DPS R K Puram School are likely to be completed by August 10.Work on approach roads of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Thyagraj Stadium, R K Khanna Stadium, Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range and Chattharshal Stadium are in progress and is likely to completed by August 31.Upgrading works on roads and lanes around hotels and guest houses in Paharganj, Karol Bagh and City Zones are also likely to be completed till August-end.Out of 808 waterless urinals in different zones, construction of 445 is in progress and is likely to be completed by August 30. A total of 206 urinals have already been completed, Mamgain said.Several councillors expressed unhappiness over functioning of contractors. “They try to grab more and more contracts and then delay the works,” they complained.Mamgain directed the Engineering Department to fine contractors responsible for delays and if required, blacklist them.advertisementThe MCD had earlier set June 30 as the deadline for the projects but missed it. Afterwards, the civic body had said all works will be over by July 31, but failed to keep that promise too.last_img read more

Kings XI to hold KXIP Cup from Feb 4

first_imgIn its bid to promote the budding cricketers and gear-up for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Kings XI Punjab will be organising the KXIP Cup in Chandigarh from Saturday.The Cup, which is into its third edition, will witness participation of more than 70 players divided into four different teams — Blue, Red, Green and Silver — and will be played in the Twenty20 format.”Our focus has always been to develop and promote local talent in the catchment areas. Through this annual tournament we aim to provide the cricketers from our catchment area, and the country, a unique platform to display their skills,” COO Kings XI Punjab, Col Arvinder Singh, said.The matches, to be played on a league format, will be held at the PCA Stadium Mohali and the Sector 16 Stadium Chandigarh, over a period of four days starting February 4. The final will be held at Mohali on Feb 7.last_img read more

Latest fashion trends: What’s haute, what’s not

first_imgFROCK ‘N ROLLIN BLACK AND WHITE: A frock by Aparna Chandra Flirtatious and fun, this season’s hottest must have is the frock. The spring-summer accent is on femininity and frocks come with Empire line cuts or clinched waists, in summery hues with crochet and lace trimmings, in flowing lines or,FROCK ‘N ROLLIN BLACK AND WHITE: A frock by Aparna ChandraFlirtatious and fun, this season’s hottest must have is the frock. The spring-summer accent is on femininity and frocks come with Empire line cuts or clinched waists, in summery hues with crochet and lace trimmings, in flowing lines or in crisp cuts.Languidly brushing the knee, the frock is here to rock. While Oscar de la Renta and Alberta Ferretti gave it a new lease of life on the global front, on home shores, Surily Goel’s and Ranna Gill’s crochet-trimmed concoctions, Malini Ramani’s dazzling numbers and Nandita Mahtani’s glittering glamour provide a wide variety to choose from.Aparna Chandra’s clever white-and-black dresses are just what the fashion doc prescribed. Dress them up or down, you can’t go wrong with frocks this summer.DESIGNER PLANETSHOW-HOW: Manish AroraWith Lakme-IMG offering an international platform to 10 designers, the FDCI has announced that six designers will participate in the Festival International des Arts de la Mode et de la Photographie.Sabyasachi Mukherjee will show at the Olympus Fashion Week, Manish Malhotra, Priyadarshini Rao and Surily Goel will head for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Los Angeles while Anshu Arora Sen, Rocky S. and Savio Jon will show at the Singapore Fashion Festival and Nandita Mahtani, Sonam Dubal and Narendra Kumar Ahmed in Australia in October.On the Delhi front, Anamika Khanna, Anju Modi, Manish Arora, Meera-Muzaffar Ali, Rohit Bal and Rajesh Pratap Singh have been handpicked by French fashion guru Didier Grumbach.Seems like it took a break-up for the fashion powers that be to get their magic wands in working order.jargon FAUXPronunciation: fo. Function: adjective. Not genuine or real, being an imitation of the genuine article.Be it faux fur, leather or pearls, this term is often seen on the trend statement of environmentally conscious designers. With the use of genuine fur and leather becoming a no-no, many prefer the man-made variety.advertisementThe Autumn-Winter lines of many designers saw the use of faux fur trimmings and while Rocky S.’s “Lovely Lolita” was dressed in white faux fleece jackets, Rohit Gandhi’s fashionista wore fur-lined shrugs. A style statement minus a guilty conscience.the snobometer INsPonytailsWedgesPonytails: High or low, ponytails are a heady trend. Swept back, yet not too severe, sport this look and keep a cool head.Wedges: Slip your feet into this season’s hottest accessory-the clunky retro wedge. Burberry shows the strap-happy way to beat the heat.Sling BagsSling bags: They make a funfilled sexy statement. Try Salvatore Ferragamo’s delicious range.Go green: If purple was big last year, green is the new hue. As lime and mints rule this summer, autumn will see moss and bottle greens take a bow. Take a tip or two from Varun Bahl, Shantanu & Nikhil, Abhishek Gupta and Nandita Basu.ShortsNot-so-short shorts: This year’s short pants are more tailored, have a narrow silhouette and end at the knee. Chanel, Matthew Williamson and Namrata Joshipura are thinking alike.OUTsJohn AbrahamRe-bonded hair: Natural waves and flyaway curls are in this summer. Are the men listening?Fair complexion: Bronze and tan are the way to go for that healthy glow. Go get a golden tan.last_img read more

‘People have to realise that homosexuality is not perversion’

first_imgThe Rani And The SanyasinDouble Trouble “Inspired by the adage that the biggest enemy of a woman is another woman, the BJP is fielding two to contain the growth of a single Sonia Gandhi.”- A.U.S. Lal Berhampur, Orissa Twin Towers Hats off to Vasundhara Raje and Uma Bharati, the BJP’s,The Rani And The SanyasinDouble Trouble”Inspired by the adage that the biggest enemy of a woman is another woman, the BJP is fielding two to contain the growth of a single Sonia Gandhi.”- A.U.S. Lal Berhampur, OrissaTwin TowersHats off to Vasundhara Raje and Uma Bharati, the BJP’s women of grit and gumption (“Storming the Citadels”, August 11). By shouldering the responsibility of the BJP’s rise and the fall of the Congress in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the two have proved that the socalled “weaker sex” is dominating India’s patriarchal politics. Their strategic endeavour to win has given a new meaning to the status of women in general and their capabilities in particular. The Rani, with her mass appeal, and the Sanyasin, with her natural oratorial skill, are bound to bloom.- Priyanka H. Virani, on e-mailYour cover story focused on the persona of Raje and Bharati in the runup to the elections. But more than their personalities, it is the BJP’s policy at the Centre and its poll agenda which will determine their fate.- Siddhartha Raj guha, JabalpurCould the rani emulate some of the pragmatism and pluckiness of the Sanyasin, and the latter the poise and the mellowness of the former?- Wing-commander (Retd) S.C. Kapoor, NoidaYour cover line, “The Rani and the Sanyasin”, was apt and significant. In Indian culture, as also in many others, royalty and the clergy have always colluded to jointly rule over the masses by claiming that divinity has bestowed the right upon them and that they are doing their duty by serving the people. The poor people think it is true. – Group-Captain S.N. Sharma, on e-mailI accept that there IS no harm in pushing either the cause of the BJP or of the two ladies you have chosen to put on the cover but it was unfortunately a messy job with a fictional tone of narration. Do you expect readers to believe that the “Hanuman and cake” story was the handiwork of the Congress and that Bharati has no egg on her face? Or that Digvijay Singh should be blamed if Bharati’s brother deserts her? If she cannot keep her family behind her, there is nothing wrong in Digvijay “exploiting” the situation. At least it is better than playing politics in the name of Lord Ram. No one expects journalists to upset the cosy equations that prevail in the political elite but at least ask the obvious questions.- Anil Sharma, on e-mailHomosexuality Is Not Perversion”People have to realise that homosexuality is not perversion but merely a variant of sexuality that is mostly decided genetically.”- Dr S. Kapoor, PuneNew GoalWe always rue the fact that Indian sports ails from lack of expertise, coaching facilities, spirited sportspersons and good stadia, but Rajiv Mishra’s sad tale reveals that perhaps the single biggest factor is our lackadaisical attitude (“Hit and Run”, August 11). The onus now lies on the Sports Authority of India, the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and other affiliated bodies to help Mishra stage a comeback. Let us not lose another star.- Poonam Guha, KalyanMishra’s story shows, yet again, the apathy of bureaucrats towards our players, cricketers excluded. As president of IHF, K.P.S. Gill has done more damage than good. His attitude towards hockey players is akin to that of a civil servant’s towards the common man – disregard and disdain. Isn’t it a paradox that one player commands a fee of over Rs 100 crore by way of endorsements alone and is still granted customs exemption for his super luxury car, while another is reduced to a life of desolation and despair?- A. Kumar, on e-mail”Until we learn to respect the undying spirit of our Rajiv Mishras, we will not be able to produce more Sachin Tendulkars.”- Praveen Singh Rathore, AhmedabadPenny PinchThough inflation is down, the value of money continues to be low (“Flying High”, August 11). Considering the price hike, it would be right to say that where earlier people used to carry money in pockets and bring bags of products, now they carry money in bags and get pocketfuls of products.- Mahesh Kumar, on e-mailClass ActBesides originality, Johny Walker’s comedy had a touch of class, something sorely missing in contemporary cinema (“Obituary”, August 11). May his soul rest in peace.- Navneet Dhawan, DelhiClean and ClearAt a time when honesty in politics is a rarity, Naveen Patnaik’s efforts come as a breath of fresh air (“Cleaning the Stables”, August 11). It is heartening to note that the Orissa chief minister is learning to strike a balance between his pampered past and his pragmatic present.- S. Srinivasan, on e-mailIrrespective of what Patnaik may like everyone to believe about the performance of his Government, the truth is that he has failed to deliver. A clean image is certainly an asset but it needs to be matched with solid performance. Despite his rhetoric of striking at the corrupt, the high and mighty in his Government have not been touched even though some have been charged with corruption. It is time Patnaik cleaned up his stables and not just spoke about it.- B.P. Mohanty, Balasore, OrissaFlesh and BloodAre you against liberalisation (“Unhealthy Teens”, August 4)? At least that is what your story on Indian teenagers suggested. Agreed, junk food might lead to obesity but teens in other countries too partake of them. The difference is that unlike foreigners, Indians do not encourage outdoor sports and daily fitness regimens. The stress is solely on academics. Instead of blaming the system, parents should first change their attitude.- Vinod V., MumbaiOur body is the baggage we carry on the journey of life. The heavier the baggage, the shorter and less comfortable the trip.- K. Sree Ganesh, CoimbatoreIf the health of the future citizens of India is of any concern to the Government, it should immediately ban the sale of soft drinks and fast foods in schools across the country.- Amita Collins, on e-mailIf parents regulate their child’s work schedule, involve them in religious and cultural activities and feed them sensibly, most of the health problems will not arise at all.- M. Nagesh Babu, Chittoor, Andhra PradeshMore or LessIt appears as though the definition of fashion has changed (“Romp on the Ramp”, August 4). The pictures of the Lakme India Fashion Week in your story reveal more of the models’ anatomy than the clothes they wear. If the vital statistics of the model are more important, it hardly matters what she wears in the name of fashion since that becomes secondary anyway.- Dr Rajiv Chopra, DehradunAll for OneThe implementation of a uniform civil code will be the most secular act to carry out in our country (“Law of the Land”, August 4). The debate on whether or not it should be implemented at all can be taken as the litmus to differentiate between the real seculars and the pseudo-secularists who indulge in vote-bank politics. If they are not ready to accept the uniform civil code but still want to be projected as secularists, they should also have the courage to give up the Criminal Procedure Code and accept the Almighty’s law of crime, punishment and retribution.- Aditya Deekonda, HyderabadLife’s LessonsIn spite of the commercialisation of education today, the effort of college students to fund, teach and inspire underprivileged youngsters deserves to be appreciated (“Class Apart”, July 28). The students have proved that one needs to possess two things in today’s world: an open mind that understands the harsh realities of our less fortunate brethren, and a generous heart to commit ourselves to the uplift of our society.- Arun D’Souza, ChennaiMagical PresenceI was shocked to see the picture of Meena Om in a story on the occult (“Charmed Circle”, July 28). She practises alternate healing which deals with healing through the chakras. She has neither practised nor preached any form of black magic. Her belief is in the abundance of nature based on principles of love and selfintrospection. Om has repeatedly warned against tampering with the laws of nature, black magic being one of them.- Simmi D. Sakhuja, MumbaiReading Between The Lines”Those returning home seem to have realised that East or West, India is the best.”- Preeti Rajdeep Singh Chandigarh”The motive of doing good for the country sounds false; they are driven back only by self-interest.”- Ambika Bakshi on e-mail India TodayOn The WebTalk BackDo fashion shows get more media attention than they deserve?Absolutely. In any case, each designer has his or her own interpretation of what is hot and what is not. Surely any of us can do that as well.- Atul KumaNo. Fashion is an industry and if other sectors like telecom and ITES can hog attention, why not fashion shows?- Rohini ChaturvediNot at all. The media coverage (pun unintended) gives lesser mortals who cannot attend the shows vicarious pleasure.- ApoorvaYes. The way the Lakme India Fashion Week was splashed all over, fashion is anathema to me.- Chithra Ramadoraiadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Nets overcome James’ triple-double, beat Cavaliers

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Nets: The Nets are 3-0 at home for the first time since 2002-03. … The last team with five straight 115-games to open a season was the 1985-86 Pistons. The Nets came in leading the NBA with 123.5 points per game.BRONX BOMBERS IN BROOKLYNAaron Judge, CC Sabathia and Dellin Betances of the New York Yankees watched from a sideline seat.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit New Orleans on Saturday.Nets: Visit New York on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Brooklyn Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) defends Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Spencer Dinwiddie made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 43 seconds left while starting for the injured D’Angelo Russell, and the Brooklyn Nets overcame LeBron James’ first triple-double of the season to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-107 on Wednesday night.James had 29 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds in his 56th triple-double, but he missed two free throws — the second intentionally — with the Cavaliers trailing by two with 7.6 seconds remaining. DeMarre Carrollthen hit a free throw and the Cavs’ long inbounds pass intended for James went out of bounds.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges He ran the offense fine but his long-range shooters couldn’t convert enough of his passes. Kevin Love finished 4 for 13 from the floor and J.R. Smith was 1 for 9, missing all five 3-point attempts.The Nets led by 14 when Quincy Acy made a 3-pointer to open the scoring in the fourth, but James led the Cavs on a 13-0 run that gave them a 94-92 lead on Love’s 3-pointer. The teams traded narrow leads from there.Russell, the Nets’ leading scorer, sat out after spraining his right knee in Tuesday’s loss at Orlando.TIP-INSCavaliers: Lue said he hoped Rose could play Saturday at New Orleans. … The Cavs had won the last four meetings.ADVERTISEMENT Dinwiddie scored 22 points for the Nets, who blew a 14-point lead in the final quarter but recovered toimprove to 3-2 — the same record as the defending Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Allen Crabbe added 19 points apiece and Carroll scored 18 for the Nets, who fell just shy of becoming the first NBA team in 32 years to open a season with five straight 115-point games.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 openingJames appeared in his 772nd game with the Cavs, passing former teammate Zydrunas Ilgauskas for most in team history. But it turned into a frustrating night.He started at point guard for the second straight night with Derrick Rose still nursing a sprained left ankle and Dwyane Wade joining him after bruising his left knee in Tuesday’s victory over Chicago. No. 1 pick Fultz out 3 games for 76ers with sore shoulder No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Pacers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Damian Lillard scored 26 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 19 points and a season-high 17 rebounds to lead Portland (24-21). C.J. McCollum scored 16 points and Shabazz Napier 13 for the Blazers.Just six weeks ago, the Blazers lost six consecutive games during a late-November, early December stretch. But starting Dec. 28 with a victory over Philadelphia, Portland has returned to its winning ways in Moda Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“Overall our team has just locked in a little bit more,” Lillard said. “We had a rough stretch. We’re not the first team or the last team that’ll have that. The important thing when you have times like that is to stay together and stay with it. I think we’re just in a better place on the floor as a group.”Several wins during this streak looked like Thursday’s, a game in which Portland had most of the answers during the fourth quarter. Tied at 74 after three quarters, the Blazers outscored Indiana 26-12 during the final period to pull out the win. “That’s the hustle game you have to win,” McMillan said. “We have to give help to our bigs down in the paint. They outworked us, and won that game.”Nurkic had one of his most productive games as a Blazer, missing his career high by three rebounds. Nurkic got going early, hitting his first three shots during the first five minutes. Stotts said he didn’t recall running plays for Nurkic, saying he was doing it all on effort.“When he got in the paint, he was finishing early,” Lillard said of Nurkic. “He played strong. Even on the defensive end, he was contesting shots at the rim. . When he plays that way on both ends, we’re a much better team.”Indiana was without forward Myles Turner, the team’s second-leading scorer this season. Turner has missed five consecutive games with a right elbow injury.McCollum sprinted from the floor to the locker room early in the fourth quarter with a brief bout of nausea, but returned a few minutes later.Portland led 52-47 at halftime, and the difference was a pair of buzzer-beaters: McCollum’s 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter, and Lillard’s desperation layup off a drive to finish the second quarter.TIP-INSPacers: The last time Indiana won in Portland was Nov. 28, 2007. … Of the 12 games Turner has missed this season, two came against Portland. … Lance Stephenson missed the team’s morning shootaround with an illness, but played. He finished with no points on 0-of-6 shooting from the floor and missed both of his foul shots. … Indiana is 2-1 on its current five-game road trip, having won at Phoenix and Utah.Trail Blazers: Led by 12 boards from Nurkic, Portland outrebounded Indiana 29-18 in the first half. … Nurkic had a double-double in the first half with 12 points and 12 rebounds. … Portland swept the season series from Indiana for the third time in four seasons. The Blazers won 114-96 over the Pacers on Oct. 20. … Al-Farouq Aminu is averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds in his last four games against Indiana.MAKING UP FOR POOR SHOOTINGPortland won despite shooting just 39.4 percent from the floor (37 of 94), and 31.2 percent from 3-point range (10 of 32). Only once has Portland shot worse and won a game this season.The Blazers made up for it in other ways, like free throw shooting. They were 16 of 16, the third time they’ve been perfect from the line in a game this season, an NBA high. The Blazers also converted 14 offensive rebounds into 24 second-chance points. “In the third quarter, I thought we gave them a lot of opportunities,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “In the fourth quarter, it was good to see the lead expand without having very many mistakes.”Portland took control late in the third quarter, when the Blazers held Indiana scoreless for more than five minutes. It was part of Portland’s 21-2 run, during which Shabazz Napier scored eight points to help erase a six-point deficit and give the Blazers an 89-76 lead midway through the fourth quarter.Napier kick-started the rally during the final seconds of the third quarter, when he made a backcourt steal, then hit a corner 3-pointer as time expired to tie the game at 74.Victor Oladipo and Darren Collison scored 23 points each for Indiana (24-21).Indiana coach Nate McMillan had an eye on the stat sheet in assessing what went wrong for the Pacers. Portland outrebounded Indiana 57-46, and scored 24 second-chance points to the Pacers’ 10.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Embiid drops 26 as Sixers nip Celtics 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 SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots over Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The Trail Blazers won 100-86. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland’s home court was once one of the NBA’s toughest for visitors — but was a source of frustration for the Trail Blazers earlier this season.But they appear to have their home mojo back, as the Blazers won their fifth consecutive home game Thursday night, beating the Indiana Pacers 100-86.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

The Patriots and Eagles will square off in Super Bowl 52

first_imgSEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Hours after Brady’s game-winning 4-yard TD pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining in Foxborough, the Eagles won for the fourth time in five tries under Foles.It started out ominously, however.The Vikings celebrated Kyle Rudolph’s 25-yard touchdown catch from Case Keenum on their opening drive by mimicking the Olympic sport of curling for their TD celebration.It was the Eagles who had all the fun after that.Patrick Robinson’s spectacular 50-yard interception return got Philadelphia started. Then Foles and his offense tore up the league’s stingiest scoring defense, with long TD throws to Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. LeGarrette Blount had an 11-yard scoring run when things were decided in the first half, and the Eagles were headed to an NFL title game the Vikings (14-4) hoped to be in at their own stadium.“You know everyone was against us,” Foles said. “Coming out here and stick together and (we) come away with an amazing victory against a great team.”Blake Bortles and the stingy Jaguars (12-7) led New England 20-10 early in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t hold against the defending champions.The NFL’s second-ranked defense kept Brady and the Patriots at bay for most of the game, but lost linebacker Myles Jack and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus on consecutive plays on New England’s winning drive.It was New England’s 13th win in 14 games since their 2-2 start. Their only stumble since September was a 27-20 loss at the Dolphins on Dec. 11.Brady, wearing a black bandage on his right hand after needing stitches to close a cut that happened on a play during practice earlier in the week, showed no signs of being hampered. Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns, showing poise and moxie in going 26 for 33.The Vikings were hoping to become the first NFL team to serve as host to a Super Bowl in its own stadium, but they followed up their “Minneapolis Miracle ” with a “Flop in Philly.”So, they’ll clear out their lockers long before the Eagles and Patriots and their fans take over U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl 52 in two weeks.Oddsmakers like the chances of Brady winning a sixth Super Bowl ring, making the Patriots nearly a touchdown favorite to beat the Eagles.The Patriots and Eagles, who last won an NFL title in 1960, several years before the first Super Bowl, met in the Super Bowl after the 2004 season with the Patriots prevailing 24-21.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Blood, goals for Ronaldo as Madrid scores 7 to end poor run Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And, with the game — and the season — possibly on the line, the Patriots star came up big again.“I’ve had a lot worse,” Brady said. “I didn’t know that on Wednesday. It was a crazy injury. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday was a little scary. Then I started getting some confidence and today we did just enough to win.”Brady finished 26 of 38 for 290 yards and two touchdowns to Amendola.It’s the eighth Super Bowl appearance for Brady and coach Bill Belichick, who have won five times — including last year’s 34-28 overtime rally against the Falcons.“It’s pretty amazing,” Brady said. “Just to be on a team that wins these kinds of games, it’s just a great accomplishment.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte MOST READ Brady led the Patriots (15-3) back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC championship game Sunday.Starting his 36th playoff game, Brady shook off an injury to his right hand and the loss of top target Rob Gronkowski to rally the Patriots to their record 10th Super Bowl appearance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Patriots will try to match the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six Super Bowl trophies when they face the Eagles (15-3) on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.Nick Foles, the backup QB who was thrust into the starting role when Carson Wentz blew out his left knee last month, led the Philadelphia to a 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game. 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The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title.They’ll face a Philadelphia Eagles team looking for their first Lombardi Trophy.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more