Clippers rally from 28 down, beat Celtics

first_img“I guess it just kind of snowballs on you,” Hayward said. “It’s the NBA, man, it’s how it works.”The Celtics collapse corresponded to the loss of Kyrie Irving, who left with a sprained knee in the second quarter, when the game seemed comfortably in hand. Coach Brad Stevens said Irving would have more tests on Sunday.“His knee buckled a little bit in the second quarter, and so that’s all I know,” he said.LOSING GROUNDBoston scored 15 straight points and finished the first quarter with a 23-point lead, then extended it to 68-40 in the second. The Celtics led 74-53 at halftime, but the Clippers outscored them 28-12 in the third.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown (7) defends against Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — The “Beat L.A.!” chants turned to boos as the Boston Celtics blew another big lead to another Los Angeles team.One game after the Lakers rallied from 18 points down to win in Boston — and six days after the Patriots beat the Rams in the Super Bowl — the retooled Clippers erased a 28-point deficit on Saturday night to beat the Celtics 123-112.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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To pull it out was special,” said Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who led Boston to the 2008 NBA championship. “We were taking notes already for the next game. That’s how far we were out of it.”Montrezl Harrell, who scored 21 points, forced two turnovers in the final two minutes, and Patrick Beverley hit a pair of 3-pointers in front of the Boston bench to help the Clippers pull away. Danilo Gallinari had 19 points and 10 rebounds and trade deadline acquisition Landry Shamet scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I learned a lot in a really short time about this team,” said Shamet, who came from the 76ers in the deal that sent Clippers leading scorer Tobias Harris to Philadelphia. “We played pretty well together for this being our first time as a group.”Gordon Hayward scored 19 points and Jayson Tatum and Terry Rozier had 16 apiece for Boston. The Celtics followed their highest-scoring half of the season with their lowest-scoring quarter, blowing a 28-point lead for the first time in 15 years.center_img Los Angeles finally tied it 100-all, bringing boos from the crowd that expected an easy victory against a team that added five new players at the trade deadline. Gallinari followed with a jumper to give the Clippers their first lead.The Celtics were down by a point when Marcus Smart missed a 3-pointer, then tried to take a charge on Harrell but didn’t get the whistle. The Boston guard was on the floor, hoping for a call, when Beverley hit his first 3.Harrell followed by stealing the ball from Hayward, then bounding down the court with a Celtic on either side before going in for a two-handed dunk that made it 114-107. After Tatum hit a 3, Beverley answered, and then Harrell poked another ball free to preserve the lead.KYRIE OUTIrving left with 2 1/2 minutes left in the second quarter after spraining his right knee while weaving through traffic on defense. Boston led by 20 at the time, and the team quickly announced that he would not return.Irving finished with 14 points and two assists in 14 minutes. He missed the last 15 games and all of the playoffs last year with injuries to his left knee.BEAT L.A.The game was the last in a rivalry week for Boston and Los Angeles that began with the Super Bowl. The Celtics lost to the Lakers on Thursday night, and the Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings earlier Saturday 5-4 in overtime.The Red Sox also beat the Dodgers in the World Series, back in October.NEW FACES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Garrett Temple, Ivica Zubac, JaMychal Green and Shamet all made their debuts for the Clippers after being acquired by Los Angeles at the trade deadline. Temple scored 11 points, Zubac had 12 with nine rebounds and Green scored 2.TIP-INSClippers: Monday’s game against the Timberwolves completes a six-game trip, during which the team will have traveled approximately 6,659 miles — the fifth-most in the league this season, according to travelmath.com. They improved to 3-2 on the trip. … The 42 points in the fourth quarter tied a season-high for any quarter.Celtics: Fell to 22-8 at home. The Celtics went 25 for 31 from the free throw line, snapping a streak of two straight games without missing a foul shot. … They shot 4 for 22 from the floor in the third quarter.UP NEXTClippers: At Minnesota on Monday night.Celtics: At Philadelphia on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

ActionAid, PUL Train 20 Journalists in SGBV Reporting

first_imgSome of the journalists in yesterday’s training session.ActionAid-Liberia in collaboration with the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) with support from the European Union (EU) on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 began a three-day intensive training for 20 journalists in Monrovia.The training is to strengthen the capacity of 10 media institutions, which include radio, print, and online news outlets to document and report on SGBV cases, harmful traditional practices and others sensitive issues around women’s rights at national and sub-national levels.It brought together Journalists from Montserrado, Margibi and Gbarpolu counties under the theme, “Enhanced Protection from Sexual and Gender-based Violence for Women, Girls and Sexual Minorities in Liberia.”The project also aims at having improved coordination amongst media organizations to promote quality reporting on SGBV cases and dissemination of sexual reproductive health reporting, and anti-SGBV messages.ActionAid Head of Programs and Policy, Patience Lanford, said the training intends to help media practitioners to report on SGBV cases and harmful traditional practices.“The media plays a very crucial role at local and international levels that is why this training is being done to hold actors and stakeholders to account when it comes to women issues,” Lanford said.Lanford said educating the media to report on SGBV and harmful traditional practices is important, because they better relate to members of the public, and help them understand that women rights must be respected.ActionAid Program Coordinator, Jestina Kanneh, said the program will cover 52,176 women, girls and sexual minorities in eight communities across the three of the 15 counties over a period of three years.She said the project seeks to build civil society’s capacity for rights-based development, and to enhance the promotion from sexual violence and other forms of SGBV, including rape, domestic violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation for women and girls across the country.Madam Kanneh said the project is expected to target women; girls and key population increased confidence to report on challenge sexual violence and other forms of SGBV within communities, while gaining improved economic independent and to the efficiency of community justice mechanisms have improved.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Emotions run high as Humboldt Crabs fall 2-0 to Top Speed Baseball

first_imgARCATA >> For at least one game, the Humboldt Crabs’ red-hot offense found its match.There would be no 14-run blowout going down Saturday night, and a lot of that had to do with the way Top Speed Baseball left-hander Casey Brown was pitching. In Top Speed’s 2-0 win over the Crabs, Brown pitched into the eighth inning and cooled off Humboldt’s offense in a major kind of way.“He was the best guy we’ve faced all summer,” Crabs manager Tyson Fisher said. “He knew how to pitch, he knew how to …last_img read more

Neymar shines in Paris Saint-Germain’s win vs Stade Rennais

first_imgNeymar scored two goals and assisted two more as Paris Saint-Germain picked up a 4-1 away win against Stade Rennais on Saturday.The win extended their France Ligue 1 lead to nine points after 18 games.PSG now have 47 points while second-placed Monaco have 38 from equal number of games. Lyon and Marseille are third and fourth respectively with 35 points from 17 games each.Neymar struck both sides of the interval and assisted Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani to score after Monaco hammered St Etienne 4-0 on Friday at Geoffroy Guichard.Rennes, who finished with 10 men after Benjamin Andre was sent off in the 63rd minute, replied through Firmin Mubele and stayed sixth on 25 points.Brazil forward Neymar quickly found the back of the net at Roazhon Park as he tapped in from Mbappe’s cross after only four minutes.??´?? #AllezParis pic.twitter.com/EUsaPUcPn3- PSG English (@PSG_English) December 16, 2017He returned the favour in the 17th minute by setting up Mbappe in the box, the French international doubling the tally from close range.Eight minutes into the second half, Rennes reduced the arrears when Mubele finished it off after Morgan Amalfitano’s strike had struck the post.But the home side were heavily penalised when Andre picked up a second yellow card.In the 75th minute, Uruguay striker Cavani collected Neymar’s through ball before beating Tomas Koubek to score his 18th league goal in as many games.Neymar rounded it off one minute later by latching on to Mbappe’s cross.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

NAT Posts NineMonth Loss

first_imgzoom Nordic American Tankers (NAT) booked a net loss of USD 34.2 million in the third quarter of this year, widening its loss when compared to the corresponding quarter from last year when the loss equaled USD 7.5 million.For the first nine months ended September 2017, the company’s loss reached USD 53.6 million, a plunge from the profit reported in the same period last year which stood at USD 34.6 million.The company said that the third quarter of the year proved to be challenging, as expected, resulting in lower earnings than in the preceding quarters.The Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) for the Q3 was USD 10,600 per day per ship. In addition, the company had eight ships in drydocking during the quarter.For the fourth quarter of this year, NAT said that it sees strengthening of tanker rates with recent fixtures at USD 20,000 per day. However, the company warned that this might change quickly both up and down amid market volatility.With respect to its financial situation, the tanker owner and operator said that it was maintaining its financial soundness and that it was about to make its capital structure “more efficient to support its future growth.”The company’s net debt at the end of the quarter stood at USD 341.5 million, or USD 11.4 million per vessel, which NAT claims is the lowest in the industry.Speaking of the financing agreement signed for its three  Suezmax newbuildings slated for delivery next year, NAT said it expects to finalize the deal by the end of this month.Some 30% of the building price was paid in cash on contract signature in October 2016, while the remaining 70% will be financed through the deal with an unnamed international financial institution.“We have agreed main terms and are in the final documentation stages for this financing. The above-mentioned financing is part of our strategy to explore alternative sources of funding to make our capital structure more efficient,” NAT added.NAT’s fleet consists of 33, including 3 newbuilds, with an aggregate cargo capacity of 33 million barrels of crude oil, and an average age of 12 years.last_img read more