& CBS Join Forces for Tony Wrap-Up Special

first_img‘ 2016 Tony Awards Special’ has once again teamed up with CBS, this time to bring you a wrap-up TV show about the Great White Way’s biggest night. 2016 Tony Awards Special with Imogen Lloyd Webber is set to air on CBS 2 New York this Sunday, June 19 at 8:30AM.From host James Corden’s brilliant shenanigans to the revolutionary acceptance speeches, live musical performances that had the audience on its feet, red carpet interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes segments with the Tony winning actors and designers, the 2016 Tony Awards Special with Imogen Lloyd Webber is your first class ticket on the aisle to getting all the buzz.Our previous special, Presents At The Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber, is now available to view on as well as the newly launched Broadway Channel App, which you can access by visiting the Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku online stores. View Commentslast_img read more

Badgers relish victory over Ohio State

first_imgJordan Taylor made the nation take notice of the Badgers as he put up 27 points to down No.1 OSU.[/media-credit]Of the 17,230 fans in attendance Saturday, many rushed onto the Kohl Center court after the Wisconsin men’s basketball team upset previously undefeated Ohio State 71-67. Forward Jon Leuer and point guard Jordan Taylor celebrated as well, riding on the shoulders of their peers.Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan relished in the hard-fought victory at his weekly press conference Monday, knowing a rather unorthodox coaching decision may have tipped the scales in favor of his Badgers.After defeating Iowa 62-59 in overtime Wednesday, Wisconsin could finally turn its full attention to the top-ranked team in the nation. The Buckeyes entered Saturday having won each of their 24 games this season, but the Badgers were sporting an undefeated record at home. Something had to give, and after 20 minutes of play, the Buckeyes led by only two points.Ohio State came out of halftime roaring, with national player of the year candidate Jared Sullinger and senior forward William Buford shouldering the load. Sullinger was scoring at will underneath the basket, and Buford scored eight consecutive Buckeye points in a two-minute span. With 13 minutes remaining in the game, the Buckeyes were up 15 and had all the momentum.“They felt comfortable,” Ryan said. “If they could have stayed in that comfort zone just a little while longer, then that would have been really tough.”That’s when the head coach decided to do something a little different than normal.“I simply tried not to get in the way,” Ryan said.He let his players, namely Taylor, take over the game, and that’s exactly what they did. Taylor keyed a 15-0 run by scoring eight in a row, and he finished with a game-high 27 points.Ryan attributes the clutch performance by his 6-foot-1 point guard to the experience he had gained from his first two years with the Badgers.“There are certain things you can’t teach somebody,” he said. “Jordan has a better feel than most about making sure he gets a good shot. I think last year it really helped him when he wasn’t the primary guy taking care of the ball.”Freshman guard Josh Gasser finished the stretch with a big three-pointer to tie the game with under 10 minutes left. Throughout the run, the fiery Badgers’ head coach took a step back and let his players run the show.“I saw shots going down, guys playing,” Ryan said. “The crowd gave us that energy defensively.”With seven minutes remaining, Badgers’ sophomore forward Mike Bruesewitz hit a three to tie the game at 55, and the Badgers never trailed again. Though two Sullinger free throws cut the Badgers’ lead to two with a minute left, Bruesewitz nailed another shot from behind the arc, effectively securing the victory for the Badgers.Just as they did four months earlier at Camp Randall for the Badgers’ victory over the top-ranked Buckeyes’ football team, the student section spilled onto the court in celebration.Ryan described the scene and added that UW has the best student body in the world. The Wisconsin students’ avid support of their team is a source of pride for the university, but it also provides a true home court advantage, he said.The Badgers are now 14-0 at home this season, and Ryan improved his personal Kohl Center record to 150-11.Looking ahead, the Badgers will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to play the No. 11 Purdue Boilermakers and their standout forward, JaJuan Johnson. With a win, the Badgers would gain sole possession of second place in the Big Ten, along with the national attention that comes with beating a highly ranked opponent on its home court.last_img read more

Spurs duo Lloris, Alli to miss Liverpool, Inter clashes

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and midfielder Dele Alli are set for a spell on the sidelines © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 13 – Tottenham Hotspur suffered a double injury blow ahead of a key week with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and midfielder Dele Alli ruled out for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool and a Champions League trip to Inter Milan on Tuesday.France’s World Cup-winning captain Lloris is “expected to be out for several weeks” with a thigh injury according to the club, while manager Mauricio Pochettino is more hopeful Alli could return in time for the trip to Brighton on September 22. Lloris was on Monday fined £50,000 ($65,000) and handed a 20-month driving ban for drink-driving.He missed Spurs’ 2-1 defeat at Watford before the international break and France’s Nations League matches against Germany and the Netherlands.“He is going to do another scan to see how is the evolution of his injury,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.Alli suffered a slight muscle strain in England’s Nations League defeat to Spain last weekend.“(We are) disappointed because we are going to miss him for maybe this game and against Inter Milan in Champions League,” said Pochettino. “But the most important thing is it is not a big issue and he will be available as soon as possible.”Spurs trail Premier League leaders Liverpool by three points but could move top for a few hours at least with victory at Wembley.A trip to Italy follows just three days later with Pochettino’s men facing a tough task to qualify from a group also containing Barcelona and Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Cook completes move to Greece

first_imgLee Cook has completed a move to Greek Super League side FC Apollon Smyrni.The 31-year-old from Hammersmith was a free agent, having left Leyton Orient at the end of last season.Cook previously made almost 200 appearances for QPR and had spells at Fulham and Watford.See also:Cook hopes to eventually manage QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Time to Overhaul Science

first_imgA noted advocate of science integrity is leading a team of experts on a program to improve scientific practice and clean up serious failings.The Stanford Medicine News Service has big news: “Researchers announce master plan for better science.” The initiative will be led by John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, professor of medicine and of health research and policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine.We’ve heard from Ioannidis before. He shocked the research establishment a dozen years ago, claiming “Most published research findings are false.” More recently, he complained that “the scientific reward system needs to change” (10/29/14). Last year, his influence led to widespread recognition that “Widespread failure to reproduce research results has triggered a crisis of confidence in research findings, eroding public trust in scientific methodology.”Now, Ioannidis and colleagues at Stanford Medicine have posted a manifesto in the inaugural issue of a new journal, Nature Human Behavior, that addresses four areas of concern in scientific practice: methods, reporting, reproducibility, and evaluation. “There is a way to perform good, reliable, credible, reproducible, trustworthy, useful science,” he thinks, but it’s going to require some big commitments. The impact of bad practice on science’s customers is huge.The manifesto suggests it’s not just scientists themselves who are responsible for improving the quality of science, but also other stakeholders, including research institutions, scientific journals, funders and regulatory agencies. All, said Ioannidis, have important roles to play.Scientists need to understand, he explains, that busy work represents wasted potential. Science is not done for its own sake. Science is for something, and for somebody: the stakeholders, like taxpayers, who throw billions of dollars at it. They have a stake at seeing some motion, some benefit accruing to them, some return on investment.Each year, the U.S. government spends nearly $70 billion on nondefense research and development, including a budget of more than $30 billion for the National Institutes of Health. Yet research on how science is conducted — so-called meta-research — has made clear that a substantial number of published scientific papers fail to move science forward. One analysis, wrote the authors, estimated that as much as 85 percent of the biomedical research effort is wasted.The press release points to a human flaw that plagues science: the tendency to jump the gun and report exciting, serendipitous results, rather than to run a research program to completion according to pre-established practices. Stakeholders need to know about all results, even negative or inconsequential findings. Unexciting results may be even more valuable in the long run, providing a record of what doesn’t work. Another common flaw is massaging data to the point where chance results briefly pop out as statistically significant when they are not.The press release mentions these specific recommendations:Methods: Design your study to minimize bias. Register your flight plan before taking off: what’s your plan? How will you measure success or failure? How will you analyze your results?Reporting: Establish policies to report all findings, even unexciting ones, instead of stuffing them in a file drawer.Reproducibility: Funding agencies and journals can set up standing committees to set standards.Evaluation: The committees can advise, monitor compliance, and incentivize best practices.Given their prominence in society, scientists need to maintain focus on the goal of their work.The ultimate goal is to get to the truth, Ioannidis said. “When we are doing science, we are trying to arrive at the truth. In many disciplines, we want that truth to translate into something that works. But if it’s not true, it’s not going to speed up computer software, it’s not going to save lives and it’s not going to improve quality of life.In an age of post-truth and fake news, Ioannidis’s perspective is refreshing. Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, took some glee last Friday on FRC’s Washington Watch radio program at the secular media’s recent concern over “fake news.” It presupposes, he says, that truth is not relative. His opening commentary is worth hearing in that regard, because it touches on what Ioannidis also said about science’s goal: the truth, and a truth that works.Update 1/12/17: The paper, “A manifesto for reproducible science,” appeared in Nature Human Behavior and is open-access.Biblical truth is always action-oriented. It’s not just out there in the clouds, unrelated to the way we live our lives. Truth should change a person’s behavior. It should guide the individual in right living. We see a parallel here in John Ioannidis’s statement that “we want that truth to translate into something that works.” We don’t want our scientists just cranking out knowledge on all kinds of irrelevant details. An example we have used before is recording the vocalizations of each animal when you step on its foot. What good is that? Most biological research is done on a few model organisms: among them, E. coli, Arabidopsis, and C. elegans. Taking this to the extreme, suppose scientists ran the same research on 8 million other organisms. At some point busy work becomes ridiculous. How many genomes is enough?Pure research has its place; one doesn’t always know the practical value of an experiment. Michael Faraday wisely responded to a government official who asked what was the use of electricity. Faraday answered, “Some day you will be able to tax it.” But no scientist approaches subject matter without some inkling about its potential usefulness. The practical outcome of science is especially important when others are footing the bill. The stakeholders expect truth, and they expect value. If an independently wealthy researcher wants to go off on his own to record the sounds made by animals when he steps on their feet, fine (just don’t tell PETA).We see the sensationalism of science in many ways, often measurable by the perhapsimaybecouldness index (PCI). This molecule “might” lead to a cure for cancer. This fossil “might” shed light on evolution. This particle “might” help us understand the big bang. The scientist or reporter makes these statements and then runs off to something else, never delivering. I can’t tell you how many news reports I read each week about some new promising finding on cancer. Very few of them ever lead to a clinical trial or proof. Meanwhile, people are dying of cancer every day. It would be better not to make those kinds of statements at all than to tease, if there are no plans to follow through.Here’s the take-home message from this manifesto: Big Science is currently getting a failing grade. The manifesto wouldn’t have been needed if, for the past 12 years at least, scientists had a good report card. Some people reading our pages may get a false impression we are anti-science. No, we are anti-bad science. And we say that scientists need to get off their pedestal and realize that everyone needs to be involved in finding truth that translates into good works. We tend to reify science as a subject apart from other forms of knowledge acquisition. But whether you are a historian, an auto mechanic or a pastor, you also need to pursue truth that translates into something that works for people. Scientists might do it studying petunias or Wolf-Rayet stars so that people can appreciate the beauty and variety of God’s creation or so that engineers can use what they learn for human benefit; historians may seek to understand Hitler’s motivations so that his errors are not repeated; auto mechanics by testing replacement parts so that people can drive safely; pastors by seeking to understand the principles of theology so that people will live righteously and harmoniously together under God. We’re all in this together, folks! We’re all scientists trying to make sense of our world (see Doug Axe’s book Undeniable for elaboration). If you are a “professional” scientist, it’s time to pull your share of the load. Start moving that F grade to an A, for the sake of your stakeholders. They don’t owe you a salary.(Visited 69 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The South African who dresses the walkers

first_imgEulyn Hufkie-Womble makes her mark on the zombies in the international television series, The Walking Dead. She’s a dab hand at making new clothes look old, and at adding litres of pus and blood. She also gives each character a signature piece. Eulyn Hufkie-Womble is a South African designer who’s not afraid to dress the zombies. (Images: Supplied )• Sanitary pad project gives poor and rural girls dignity • The sharp-dressed men of Africa • Watch: Nelson Mandela’s first television interview • Doctors Without Borders asks if you can make the #ToughDecisions • Voodoo Funk: Ambassador of Afrobeat Melissa JavanEulyn Hufkie-Womble is one of a few people who can brag about dressing actors in filthy, bloodied and pus-stained clothes for a hit international television series.The South African-born costume designer for The Walking Dead can also boast about being one of the creators of the series’ action figures. She is very proud to be part of the production of these miniature characters: “I was like: ‘Oh my gosh! I designed super heroes!’ It’s amazing. It doesn’t get better than that!”In an interview with US television show Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, Hufkie-Womble explains that she is very attentive to detail, and that her designs were very important to her. Daryl’s poncho/cap on the show is a case in point: “They wouldn’t have done it the way I asked,” she explains. “But it was really important to me that it was done correctly. It was a Navaho design and he is a trekker… And they actually made it perfect! I love it!”Hufkie-Womble, who grew up in Elfindale, in Cape Town, has been working on The Walking Dead since its second season. The series is now broadcasting its fifth season on Fox International Channels. Fans on social media rave about her costumes and actress Melissa McBride, who plays character Carol Peletier, refers to Hufkie-Womble as the “wardrobe goddess”.Fellow actors and fans also sings Hufkie-Womble’s praises on Twitter:We love you @EulynCHW! Photo from #WSCSF #EulynsArmy @WalkrStalkrCon #TheWalkingDead #TWD— Macy Rose (@_macy_rose_) March 17, [email protected] @EulynCHW Eulyn’s work is extremely nuanced and specific. Her work envelops you and makes you instantly jump into character.— Ann Mahoney (@ANNIEMOHO) March 21, 2015The scriptA new script is issued every seven days. “I have to get into the characters’ heads in order to make choices for them,” she says. “I think about what they did for a living pre-apocalypse. How have they stayed alive – hiding behind others; cunning; standing out as a warrior? How did they get to work pre-apocalypse – by car, train or bicycle? Are they vegetarian, et cetera?”In an interview with South African online news portal IOL, Hufkie-Womble says she does a lot of research around her characters. “The design sometimes comes from strange and even dark places. Like researching the Great Depression or war or poverty has brought me to tears. I feel that our show sends a strong message about survival and I try to make the clothing as real as possible.” Eulyn Hufkie-Womble has worked on The Walking Dead since its second season. The fifth season is currently playing on Fox International Channels. (Image: AMC via beauty in dirtDespite the darkness, Hufkie-Womble says she is able to see the beauty in it. That her parents who were always positive people encouraged her to see the beauty in things on a daily basis, says the designer. “I think the dirt and sweat can be sexy. I see who the person was before they became a ‘walker.’”Ageing clothing is another aspect of designing the wardrobe for the show that she enjoys. “Also, they [the walkers] never get a fresh set of clothes. It wouldn’t be The Walking Dead if they looked clean.”Despite this, the walkers sometimes add an accessory or change their outfits a bit. “Maggie is much tougher this year. She’s left the whole farmgirl thing behind – nothing cute or frilly anymore. Daryl has also changed. This season he has a poncho. It’s not quite Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. It’s got a little bit more edge than that.”Start from scratchAlthough she studied accounting at the University of Cape Town, she wasn’t interested in going into that field. She worked as a model, but knew that she couldn’t model forever, she adds. “When I was a model, I asked a designer who had dressed me to give me a chance to do what she did.”Yet the accounting background has stood Hufkie-Womble in good stead in her career. “Understanding clothing and character study is very important, but so is studying business or accounting. The film industry is a business and managing money is also part of a costume designer’s job.”Hufkie-Womble and her husband, an American, moved to the United States because both of them worked in the film industry. Despite making a name for herself in South Africa, once in the US she had to start out at the bottom again as a runner. “When I moved to the US, I had to start from scratch. No-one cared that I was a designer in South Africa.”As a runner, Hufkie-Womble organised hangers into piles, carried rails, made coffee and got to see how costume designing worked. “I loved it. I knew immediately that this was where I belonged.“By the time I started on The Walking Dead, I was a costumer. In season one, I worked on set as a costumer, working with actors, and in season two I was offered the job as designer,” she says. “I cried on the phone with our producer, Tom Luse. I was so happy; it was a dream come true!”Once in a while, Hufkie-Womble puts video clips on You Tube to show how she tears, shreds and colours The Walking Dead clothing.Asked by the online portal AMC TV how the pus used in the show was made, she answered: “Paint. It’s different colours that we mix up to match the clothing that we create… We’re like ‘add more pus’ or ‘add more blood’. Blood is a huge deal on the set as well. They’re all different and they’re all labelled, and it’s very specific how we know what fresh zombie blood is, what old zombie blood is, what fresh human blood is, and what old human blood is.”The clothesWhen it comes to choosing clothing for the show, the quality of the material is very important, and Hufkie-Womble searches several shops to find what she needs. Once she does, she buys between five to 10 pieces of one item.This is because she has to wash and re-dye the clothing pieces. “I once left a shirt in bleach over the weekend. When I came back, all that was left was buttons,” she says. “A lot of people think I just buy a lot of nonsense, but it actually has to be nice quality to work.”Her favourite characters to dress were the young girls. “They grew up in the apocalypse, so they were not bogged down with gender roles. They wore boys’ clothing but then tied it into a cute knot on the side. Those little details make a good costume.”She laughs when she tells of the first time one of the girls came for a fitting. “She was like ‘I feel so emotional. This is probably how a bride feels on her wedding day!’ She is so dramatic and does a great job.”Hufkie-Womble also makes a signature piece for each character: Carl has his hat and his miss-matched shoes; Rick has his boots and belt; Michonne, the African descendant warrior, has her African-printed headband. “Danai’s [Guirira] parents are from Zimbabwe and I wanted to honour our African heritage. Plus, it looks amazing on her.”About South AfricaShe misses her family in Cape Town a lot, says Hufkie-Womble, and she tries to visit at least once a year. “Cape Town is the most beautiful place with beautiful people. The town has a beautiful spirit.“I miss the food. There’s nothing like a warm Cape Malay koeksister with coffee on a Sunday morning. Yum!”Watch Eulyn Hufkie-Womble explain what she does to the zombies’ wardrobe:last_img read more

Homecoming Revolution: African New Yorkers want to come home

first_img30 September 2015Executive recruitment firm Homecoming Revolution’s Speed Meet: New York interactive event was held on the 24th and 25th of September 2015 at the Thomson Reuters building in Times Square, in the heart of New York City. The two day event included an informal dinner on the Thursday evening, followed by a full day of networking one-on-one discussions between Homecoming representatives, businesspeople from Africa and 130 Africans living and working in the USA, interested in exploring career opportunities on the continent.Top companies, including Thomson Reuters, Deloitte, Nigeria’s CSCS and Brand South Africa, as well as incredible keynote speakers, inspired the audience with very real examples of the potential and opportunities back in Africa.Brand South Africa is a partner of the Homecoming Revolution initiative. It is aimed at inspiring South Africans and Africans living and working abroad to consider returning to their home countries to work towards creating positive change for the continent, economically and socially.Significant shift in reasons why Africans in the US are returning to #Africa #SpeedMeetNYC— HomecomingRevolution (@HomecomingRev) Septemb er 29, 2015“It was surprisingly encouraging to see how hungry candidates were to make a name for themselves back on the continent,” said Homecoming Revolution chief executive Angel Jones of the gathering. “No longer is New York seen by Africans as a place to make their mark; instead, the likes of Johannesburg, Nairobi and Lagos are now regarded as the key cities to drive your career.”There had been a substantial shift in people wanting to do transactions and deals that contributed tangibly to their home countries, as opposed to working on deals in first world countries, explained Faye Condy, Homecoming Revolution director.“People are no longer being pulled home just by family and emotional ties. Ambition and drive are key factors that are drawing Africans home,” added Jones.Congrats @HomecomingRev & @angel1jones for a fantastic #Africa #diaspora event in #NYC last week! Proud! #heartafrica— Semhar (@Semhar) September 30, 2015Inspirational brand architect @ThebeIkalafeng addressing the audience at #SpeedMeetNYC @brandafrica #heartAfrica— HomecomingRevolution (@HomecomingRev) Septemb er 29, 2015With Africa’s economic potential and growing global significance being unlocked, it was the perfect time for Africans with skills and talents to offer the continent to come home, said Sneha Shah, the managing director of Thomson Reuters Africa. “You are meeting people with ideas and solutions in Africa all the time. There’s a sense of purpose and belonging. It’s a fantastic adventure.”Shaori Ajodha, talent acquisition recruitment leader at Deloitte, echoed these sentiments, saying, “there are endless opportunities to make an impact that matters in Africa”.Africans overseas were encouraged to consider the possibilities of returning to Africa by Acha Leke, senior partner at McKinsey & Co Africa. Leke was a keynote speaker at the New York event. “Before we were begging people to come home and make a difference. You are missing out if you aren’t on the continent right now – you have seen all the statistics.“If we don’t change things, who will? My message is simple: come home. You will look back one day and question why you didn’t,” Leke [email protected] inspiring the audience at #SpeedMeetNYC with @AfrikaTikkun‘s work in South Africa #heartAfrica— HomecomingRevolution (@HomecomingRev) Septemb er 29, 2015Africans abroad were truly missing out on an incredibly exciting time on the continent, added Alex Okosi, senior vice-president and managing director of Viacom Africa. “I encourage you to all think about your African journey. You can all take us to the next phase of the African renaissance.”Africa would only thrive if Africans supported and believed in it, stressed Global African branding and reputation architect Thebe Ikalafeng. “When you see challenges in Africa you should take it as an opportunity. Come back to Africa because it has a future.”Amadou Daffe, CEO & Co-Founder of @Coders4africa at #SpeedMeetNYC #heartAfrica— HomecomingRevolution (@HomecomingRev) Septemb er 29, 2015Other speakers included Liz Ngonzi of Afrika Tikkun USA; Mudunwazi Baloyi of Brand South Africa; Feyisayo Oshinkanlu of Young African MBAs; and Amadou Daffe of Coders4Africa. The event was also an opportunity to showcase the Kisua fashion brand. Kisua, based in New York, promotes the continent’s brightest design talent to the rest of the world.Of course #heartAfrica @HomecomingRev @Prosper4Africa #speedmeetNYC— Ninel (@ninellara) September 25, 2015Attendees spread the good word on social media, with photos and words of support for the work done by Jones and the team at Homecoming Revolution.So gr8 meeting these awesome #Africans @ #speedmeetNYC looking to give back to the continent. @HomecomingRev— Liz Ngonzi (@LizNgonzi) September 25, 2015Homecoming Revolution will host its next Speed Meet in London at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel on 4 and 5 March 2016.Source: Homecoming Revolution South Africalast_img read more

Clarkson playing for Gilas ‘is not that simple,’ says Reyes

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Clarkson still has not resolved his eligibility problems with Fiba as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) yet to prove if the Los Angeles Laker indeed carries a Philippine passport before the age of 16.Jordan Clarkson during one of his practices with Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdding to that is the scheduling conflict with 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers running straight right into the NBA season from late November to mid-February.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“There is also a little matter of the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA. Clarkson can’t easily say that he wants to play or we can tell him that he can come. He has to get a clearance,” Reyes said.The case is the same with other NBA players wishing to suit up for their respective national teams, with the United States forced to parade standouts from the NBA G-League coached by Jeff Van Gundy. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Gilas ready to naturalize Isaiah Austin QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Clarkson playing for Gilas ‘is not that simple,’ says Reyes2.3K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As much as Smart Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes salivates on the thought of Jordan Clarkson donning national team colors, he knows that the Fil-Am guard’s status is much more complicated than what meets the eye.“Jordan is just there. I just want everyone to understand it’s not that simple with him wanting to play and us wanting him to be here,” Reyes said.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “If you notice, Team USA released its lineup last week and there’s no NBA player, not one,” said Reyes. “If Team USA didn’t have any NBA player, what more for us? It’s not that simple.”For now, Gilas can just hope that the 25-year-old Clarkson will be able to play for the Philippines down the line. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View commentslast_img read more

Durant delivers on both ends, Warriors top Cavaliers

first_imgCayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Kevin Love had 31 points and a season-best 18 rebounds, while James contributed 20 points, six rebounds and six assists in a rivalry missing one key piece: Warriors star Stephen Curry, who missed his eighth straight game with a sprained right ankle.Thompson scored 24 points and Draymond Green had a triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. It was Golden State’s 12th win in 13 games after its 11-game winning streak was snapped by Denver on Sunday (Manila time).Warriors rookie Jordan Bell traveled with 2:13 left and James tied it. Bell made up for that mistake with a key offensive rebound and pass to Thompson for his fourth 3.James’ 3-pointer with 10:39 left pulled Cleveland within one, but Green answered with a 3 and Andre Iguodala scored two of his nine points the next time down. In another key sequence, Durant blocked Tristan Thompson’s shot with 6:23 to go and dunked moments later.No surprise, the up-tempo, running rivals provided high entertainment once again. The Warriors last June captured a second championship in three years against James and the Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I forgot all about it,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said with a chuckle.The teams will see each other again soon, playing Jan. 15 in Cleveland.KD requested James for his defensive assignment, to which he explained simply, “I just like guarding my position.”The Cavs, having won six of seven and playing for the first time since Thursday, had their run of scoring at least 100 points end at 26 games.The Warriors were at nearly full strength again aside from Curry, who could return this week once he goes through some scrimmages at practice.Center Zaza Pachulia was available but didn’t play after sitting out seven consecutive games, while Shaun Livingston came back after missing four games with a sore right knee.Bell — who addressed the sellout crowd at midcourt moments before tipoff — started at center and had eight points and six rebounds.SHOOTING WOESThe Cavs’ 31.8-percent shooting was the lowest by a Warriors opponent in nearly four years, since Charlotte shot 31.2 percent from the field on Feb. 4, 2014.“We just didn’t make shots,” Lue said. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View comments Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after blocking a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APOAKLAND, California — LeBron James drove to the basket in the waning seconds and Kevin Durant swatted away any chance Cleveland had at a Christmas Day comeback.Durant pumped his fist again and again, emphatically shook his head and pounded his chest in delight. It looked a lot like the dominant Durant from the NBA Finals six months ago.ADVERTISEMENT A REAL RIVALRYSure, this one felt a little strange without Curry or Kyrie Irving, now in Boston.“Golden State-Cavaliers, that’s a big game, no matter who’s playing, who’s out,” Lue said.“It will be weird, without Steph, without Ky, especially the battles we’ve had over the last three years. So both teams look different.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr knows just the uniforms are enough to get everybody going — and this marked the third straight Christmas matchup between the franchises, alternating home floors based on who won the title.“It’s always great to play the Cavs, they’re an awesome team,” Kerr said. “LeBron is so amazing and it’s so fun to feel the energy in the building when the two teams get together. Neither team will look the same as we will even a month from now because Steph and Isaiah Thomas both should be back, hopefully they’ll both be back. … But it doesn’t even matter sometimes, just the two uniforms in the same building gets people going.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Lue isn’t yet ready to guess when Thomas will return following his right hip injury. “He is progressing very well,” Lue said. “The most important thing is that he is getting to practice and playing 5-on-5 and having a chance to experience feeling well after it and not having soreness.” … Cleveland is 19-3 since Nov. 11, including 8-3 on the road.Warriors: Durant averaged 32 points over his seven previous Christmas Day games. … Golden State played its fifth consecutive Christmas game and seventh in eight. … The Warriors were 10 of 37 on 3s after they went a dismal 3 for 27 from 3-point range in losing to the Nuggets. … Kerr began his pregame session by thanking all of the arena staff and Golden State employees for their service and for working on the holiday. … Thompson’s holiday sneakers might have stood out most: neon green on the left foot, neon pink on the right. Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIEScenter_img Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:33 left, Durant delivered on both ends of the floor, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Cavaliers 99-92 on Monday (Tuesday Manila time) in a festive holiday rematch of the past three Finals.“There’s just so much joy in the arena today because it’s Christmas and we all feed off of that,” Durant said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderDurant’s block against a driving James with 24.5 seconds left went to official review and was ruled clean. Durant finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots.“He’s one of the leaders in shot blocks a game and obviously he had five tonight, so he’s been doing a heck of a job of first of all taking the individual matchup and protecting the rim, too,” James said. 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Harris scores 30 as Pistons crush Pacers

first_imgEls invited to Augusta National, but not to play Masters View comments LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I’ll stick with it.”Harris scored 21 points in the first quarter, as the Pistons rolled to a season-high 40 points and a 40-19 lead.“Obviously, Tobias had a heck of a first quarter, but it all was clicking, on all cylinders,” Pistons center Andre Drummond said. “Everybody was scoring.”Drummond finished with 21 points and a game-high 18 rebounds. The entire starting five for the Pacers combined for just eight rebounds and their offensive output was a season low.“I have no explanation for that, absolutely none,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “We’re just digging a hole for ourselves.”ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq “He just told me to clear my head and go out there and enjoy the game and just play off everything that happens,” Harris said. “That’s what I’ve been able to do and it’s been working.”It worked to near perfection Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time). Harris scored 30 points as the Pistons downed the Indiana Pacers 107-83.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderHarris was 10-of-11 from the floor, including making seven of eight 3′s.“It’s a new approach I have, since I was not shooting as well as I was before, so I’m just letting the game come to me and just try to feed off what the game brings,” Harris said. “You go on with a better mindset playing in the game. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Read Next 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Ish Smith (12 points) and Reggie Bullock (11) also reached double digits for Detroit.Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 13 points. Domantas Sabonis, Bojan Bogdanovic and Myles Turner each scored 10 points.The victory moved the Pistons (19-14) past the Pacers (19-15) into second spot in the NBA’s Central Division and gave the Pistons a 3-1 decision in the season series between the two teams, the first time Detroit had won the season set from Indiana since going 4-0 against the Pacers in 2007-08.“That’s a team we’re looking forward to playing in the playoffs, so to get that advantage is huge for us,” Drummond said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris (34) takes a shot against Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APDETROIT — A few days back, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had a heart-to-heart talk with forward Tobias Harris.Van Gundy’s message to Harris, who was struggling with his shot, was to get out of his own head and just be in the moment.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more