BELLAMENTARY CONTROLS RACE & WINS $75,000 ANGELS FLIGHT STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GARCIA; D’AMATO FILLY GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.10

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2016)–Fifth, beaten 10 lengths last time out by champion filly Songbird, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Bellamentary cut back in distance and dominated her opposition in taking Sunday’s $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths under Martin Garcia. Breaking from the far outside in a field of eight sophomore fillies, Bellementary popped the gate, sat second to the far turn and took over approaching the quarter pole en route to getting seven furlongs in 1:22.10.“She was sharp today and she’s always shown a lot of speed,” said D’Amato when asked if he thought the Kentucky-bred daughter of Bellamy Road would show so much early foot shortening up out of the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Santa Anita Oaks on April 9. “She had a good post today and she’s always been a filly that travels well. I’d like to stretch her out (again). She’s got good tactical speed and a big stride.”Owned by Little Red Feather Racing and R/M Racing, Bellamentary was off at 3-1 and paid $8.80, $4.00 and $3.20. The Angels Flight is her first stakes win and her third win (all at Santa Anita) from five overall starts. With the winner’s share of $47,400, she increased her earnings to $135,400.“I had the best post and I got the best trip,” said Martin Garcia, who was aboard for the first time in the afternoon. “I’ve worked her a couple times and she’s getting more mature and she’s blossomed. Turning for home, I had a lot of confidence and I had a lot of horse.”Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Forever Darling split horses turning for home and outran longshot Kay Kay through the lane to finish second by 1 ¼ lengths. Of at 7-2, she paid $4.40 and $3.20.Breaking from the rail, Kay Kay had two horses beat with three furlongs to go, saved ground around the turn and finished up well, finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Everqueen. Off at 18-1 with Alonso Quinonez, Kay Kay paid $5.80 to show.Lucky Folie, the solid 6-5 favorite, who sat a close third into the far turn and appeared full of run under Flavien Prat, flattened out badly the final furlong and finished fifth, 8 ½ lengths behind the winner.Fractions on the race were 22.42, 44.87 and 1:09.31.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

Top seeds get bye in Jamaica Int’l

first_img MIXED DOUBLES THE top seeds in the men’s singles event of the II Jamaica International 2016 badminton tournament Cuban Osleni Guerrero, Howard Shu of the United States, plus Austrians David Obernosterer and Luka Wraber progressed to the second round with byes. In the meantime, Jamaica’s number one, Gareth Henry, took on Barbadian Bradley Pilgrim in the first round. With a spate of withdrawals in the women’s singles, Mikaylia Haldane from Jamaica has been catapulted into the quarter-finals. Top Jamaican female, Katherine Wynter, faced last year’s runner-up, Czech Zuzana Pavelkova, in round one. The top seed in this event is Italian Jeanine Cicognini, followed by Austria’s Elisabeth Baldauf. In the men’s doubles, with the withdrawal of the number one seeds from Mexico, all eyes will be on Indian pair Kona Tarun and Alwin Francis, as well as the favourites and number two seeds from Belgium, Matjis Dierickx and Freek Golinski. The Ladies Doubles is an all Jamaican affair, with top seeds Wynter and Ruth Williams expected to be stiff competition for the rest of the draw. In the mixed doubles, the Austrian pair of Obernosterer and Baldauf are seeded number one, while the number two seeds are Mexican Mariana Ugalde and Bjorn Seguin (USA). Top mixed Jamaican pair, Henry siblings Gareth and Geordine, will face their Jamaican teammates, Kemar Valentine and Taina Daley in round one. The tournament is sponsored by Mayberry Investment Ltd, Sports Development Foundation, Jamaica Sport, RJR Group, The Gleaner, along with Sun Island, JMMB, Milex Security Ltd., Yonex, Tastee, Icool, North Business Eco Systems, Yardie Sport, National Outdoor Advertising, Pure National Ice, Zip Technologies, Hi-Lyte and Jamaica Producers.last_img read more

DUTCH DESIGNER WINS MAJOR AWARD FOR DUNLEWEY CHURCH PROJECT

first_imgA young Dutch designer has won a major architecture award for her design based around the Old Church of Dunlewey.Andrea Roelofse visited Donegal and completely fell in love with its landscape, people and culture.As a Dutch interior architecture student she needed to find a church to make a redevelopment plan for her graduation project. “Being so in love with Donegal I chose the Old Church of Dunlewey. In the design process I struggled a long time in deciding what to do with the church since it’s already so perfect as it is.“It felt like everything I added to the church would ruin this perfection and so I decided to leave it empty and analyse what made the void and the experience it creates when you stand inside it, so strong.“These strengths and the quality of emptiness I’ve translated in a concept and designed several small pavilions in the surrounding landscape to emphasise the pure elements of the Irish landscape with minimalistic interventions.”But her passion and dedication won her the Dutch Association of Interior Architecture award with the project. She also came second at the International Design Awards category ‘Student – Architecture Conceptual’ last May.“I thought it might be even nicer to tell the people of Donegal about this project and how lucky they are to live in this amazing landscape,” she added.Explanation of the project:“The Old Church of Dunlewey is a small white marble ruin which sits by a lake, at the foot of a mountain in beautiful pristine Irish countryside. From the assignment to make a redevelopment plan for a vacant church in Europe, this was the perfect location for my project. After a long journey through the Irish hills, I got overwhelmed with the serenity and natural beauty when I first got there. The geometric shapes of the church created a strong contrast which emphasised the organic shapes and pure colours of its surrounding landscape. Standing in the ruin, this experience got strengthened by the void and openness of the now abandoned church. The open roof, windows and entrance gave nature a visual framing and accentuated parts of this picturesque landscape, a ‘passe partout’. This impressive image is something I wanted to cherish and so it became the base of my concept. “This experience of contrast and framing will recur in multiple places throughout the landscape with minimalistic architectural interventions, emphasising the elements: earth, water and air. When we walk through nature we are surrounded with a constant amount of impressions of the beauty and serenity of the landscape. The empty minimalistic spaces create a certain distance between the landscape and the viewer to emphasise only one element. This focus creates a stronger experience and a new perception on the elements.“Artists in residence can stay in the park for a period of three months, to create work and ultimately exhibit it in one of the spaces. Bathroom, kitchen, toilet and other facilities are incorporated behind the walls. The space can be transformed back into an empty, white (exhibition) room after the artists departure. Like this work which is inspired by, for example, the water element can also be exhibited in the room which emphasizes the experience of water.” FOR MORE ON THIS PROJECT SEE: www.andrearoelofse.nlDUTCH DESIGNER WINS MAJOR AWARD FOR DUNLEWEY CHURCH PROJECT was last modified: October 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:architecturedonegalDunlewey Churchwww.andrearoelofse.nllast_img read more

Cape Town doctor sings for the children’s hospital

first_imgA Cape Town paediatric oncologist is using his music to raise funds for transformational initiatives at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.Dr Marc Hendricks releases his first solo album, Upright Citizen, on 22 April 2017. Proceeds from sales will be given to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, where he is a paediatric oncologist. (Images supplied)Melissa JavanDr Marc Hendricks, a paediatric oncologist, is keeping both his dreams alive. The singer and songwriter is launching his debut solo album, Upright Citizen on 22 April 2017 and in the process is also fundraising for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, where he works.He will release the album at a show at the Artscape theatre in Cape Town, and says the proceeds of the show and sales of the CDs will go to the haematology oncology department at Red Cross.Upright Citizen is Hendricks’ fourth musical release, his second full album and first solo album. “This debut album shares Hendricks’ stories, sometimes intimate, always honest, traversing the story of his life, family and work inspired by his earliest love affairs with music and creative writing,” reads a press release.In the late 1990s, Hendricks collaborated with his friend and musician, Gavin Goldberg, to record the two singles, Danger (1999) and Satisfy (2000). In 2001, they released the album Clear.An upright citizenHis mother, a music lover, bought a dark wood, Ibach upright piano from a store in Wynberg, Cape Town in 1975, when her eldest daughter was eight years old, Hendricks explains on his website. His mother’s desire was that each of her children learn to play at least one music instrument.“Back then, R1,000 was a fortune for someone on a teacher’s salary but my mom was determined. That was to become the instrument that we would all learn to play on,” he writes.“Both my parents and my older sisters have great singing voices. We would sing in three-part harmony while doing the dishes… We all learned our musical chops in church.”Both his sisters learned the piano as well as the tenor recorder and flute. “I took to the piano but ‘dropped out’ of formalised teaching early, in preference for learning at my sisters’ feet (or hands) and ‘doing my own thing’, which was how my writing started.“I already knew then that singing was in my DNA.”His sisters married and moved away, he says, but the upright piano stayed behind.This is where his journey with the family piano started — their long hours of storytelling began. “After university, I moved out of home and the upright came with me spanning a period of roughly 20 years during which we continued to write together.“About a year ago I renovated my home and now with fewer walls left to host a conspicuous upright, it sadly had to return to my parents’ home. She (the upright piano) now occupies pride of place in the family room next to the kitchen, a familiar friend in the city of memories that is the story of my family.“I am unashamedly her citizen. She gave me these stories.”Watch Dr Marc Hendricks perform his composition Bird Song for the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town’s 100 Centenary performance:Brand South Africa journalist Melissa Javan spoke to Hendricks:Melissa Javan: How many children are treated at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital monthly and yearly?Dr Marc Hendricks: I can’t say. Across all services in the in- and outpatient services, visits must run into the thousands per annum. In haematology oncology, where I work, we see approximately 150 new patients a year.MJ: What is the importance of the oncology department at Red Cross?MH: The Red Cross Oncology unit is one of 10 academic units around the country that treat children with cancer, bone marrow failure syndromes and blood disorders.We form part of a national community of service providers along with colleagues in the private sector who function under the rubric of the South African Children’s Cancer Study Group. Under this banner, along with our non-governmental partners, we strive to deliver the best comprehensive cancer care to children under our care.MJ: What are your highlights of working as a doctor at Red Cross?MH: There are many. The kids are wonderful.We get to form long-term relationships with our patients and families. I am also fortunate enough to work in a building with colleagues who are prepared to go the extra mile for the kids. This makes hard work less hard.MJ: What do you hope to achieve with your CD, Upright Citizen?MH: Firstly, it’s the launch of my debut CD which has taken 20 months to complete. I want to do it justice on the night [of the release performance] and to give it a platform for the music to become better known.Secondly, the money I collect from ticket sales is going to the hospital for some of the transformation projects we have planned for the department.MJ: Have you done a charity event for Red Cross before?MH: I have organised events for Red Cross before as part of the Faculty of Health Sciences Centenary Celebrations in 2012, an art exhibition called “My One Hundred Wishes for Tomorrow”, which was a collaboration with the Peter Clark Art Centre, and a show called Uhambo: The Journey.They weren’t strictly fundraisers but events meant to highlight the activities of the hospital as they relate to the children that we serve.MJ: Working with sick children must be emotionally draining. What keeps you motivated?MH: You have to do something away from work that keeps you going, whatever that is — music, sport, hiking, dogs.Everyone has something that gives them balance. For me one of those things is music.MJ: With the launch of your CD, will you still be working as a doctor or do you plan to sing full time?MH: No, I intend to do exactly what I’m doing now, which is having the best of both worlds. I also, like everyone else, have a bond to pay [smiling].Anyway, I also have my PhD to finish. Life takes desire and discipline (and endurance). If you can pull that off, you can do pretty much anything.There are plenty of people like me (doctors, I mean specifically) who are great artists or musicians.I think Oscar Wilde said: “Be a verb not a noun”. So, I heal, sing and write, cook, and various other things, none of which are mutually exclusive.Over the years, Dr Marc Hendricks has composed for local artists — by himself or in collaboration — including Judith Sephuma, Peter Grant and Naomi Suzuki.MJ: How do you juggle your two passions of music and medicine?MH: You have to manage your time well otherwise things pass you by.Only you are responsible for making your dreams come true, no-one else. No-one owes you anything. You have to get up and do the work.MJ: Tell us a bit about the work you did on Upright Citizen.MH: [It took] about 20 months altogether to complete.It took about six to eight months working with my amazing producer and friend, Amanda Tiffin, on all the compositional work. We started recording last September at Paris Studios in Fish Hoek.The mastering and mixing was done by the incredible Tim Leitner in New York at Sound Carver Records.All the other organising, design and putting the show together with Artscape happened in parallel.The key is to work with good people who know their craft, are partners in the creative process and are as excited about the work as you are. It’s been an absolute blast, worth every ounce of sacrifice. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.MJ: How do you feel about your upcoming live performance?MH: Excited! Like I say, I surrounded myself with an amazing team of directors, musicians and technical staff so it’s all systems go now.MJ: Lastly, what made you decide to become a doctor?MH: Neither medicine nor music were my first choice as a career, which goes to show just how little you know about anything when you have just matriculated.I always wanted to be a vet actually, being completely obsessed with animals. But by a happy “mistake” I chose medicine after I left school for various complicated reasons.The music chose me. I have been singing since I was a toddler crawling around my parents’ legs in church and I have been doing music ever since.Singing and playing piano grew into songwriting and here I am: a paediatric oncologist singer songwriter – [it’s] mad really but very fulfilling!Red Cross War Memorial Children’s HospitalThe Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, in Rondebosch in Cape Town, was built in 1956.It is the largest, standalone tertiary hospital dedicated entirely to child healthcare in Southern Africa, according to its website. The hospital is a public, tertiary hospital as well as a teaching hospital for the University of Cape Town.“This iconic children’s hospital is world-renowned and is committed to delivering world-class paediatric treatment, care, research and specialist training,” states the website.There are about 260,000 patient visits a year, the majority of whom are from exceptionally poor and marginalised communities. One third of the patients are younger than a year.Sources: The Children’s Hospital Trust, Artscape Theatre and www.marchendricks.co.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

On Christmas Day, a well-deserved applause for the ‘other’ team in action

first_imgBefore the PBA held Christmas Day games, Mich Flores spent the 25th of December with her family, serving in church. Her mother and twin sisters would join her as lectors while her father acts as lay minister.“Other ministers usually go to their provinces or spend time with family and relatives during Christmas time, so we’re the only ones left,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View comments Ighot and operations assistant Neil Tibajares miss their old Christmas Day routine, but helping spread holiday cheer more than makes up for that.“You give up time with your family, but you get to make PBA fans happy,” said Tibajares.That’s what everyone in Team PBA focuses mostly on: How to help fans maximize their Christmas experience with the league.“There are a few people who will be sad that I have to work on Christmas Day but compare that to the thousands who become happy because they get to watch the PBA on Christmas Day,” said Ancheta. “If these people choose to spend their Christmas with the PBA, who am I to complain?”Flores added: “Every time I see families, friends together at Christmas time during games, I feel thankful. In our own small way, we get to bring them together, put smiles on their faces while watching a basketball game.”It’s this kind of thinking that makes it easy for Team PBA members to endure being away from family on Christmas Day. It is this attitude that helps them work tirelessly to make sure fans enjoy their Dec. 25.But at the core of that thinking, at the heart of that attitude lies something else.Imagine: After running around venues making sure fans get to maximize their day in the PBA, ensuring the media gets everything it needs for a seamless coverage, making sure action after breathless action gets posted on social media, Team PBA huddles back to their own dugout with no applause to usher them off the court.When the lights fade and the cheering is reduced to distant echoes in an empty coliseum, there are no long queues of adoring fans eager hungry for autographs and photo-ops.And yet, the happiness in their faces is unmistakable. Marcial, the indefatigable communications and external affairs director who is currently the league’s officer-in-charge, understands perfectly why. 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 Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “For me, the PBA is no longer work. It’s our passion,” he said. “This is what we want. This is the PBA. What else is there to want?”As far as Team PBA’s dedication to their passion? Nothing else. —WITH A REPORT FROM RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Premier Volleyball League spikes inaugural season with 3 conferences, 3 champions Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed But they’re out there grinding—for the sake of fans who take time out to spend Christmas Day soaking in the country’s finest basketball brand and, in the case of media bureau staff members Flores and Hazel Ancheta, those who couldn’t make it.“We cut videos of games that are posted on Instagram,” said Ancheta.Talk among NBA old-timers is that Red Auerbach didn’t want the Boston Celtics playing on the 25th at home because it deprived arena workers of a chance to spend Christmas with their families.The PBA office employees have no choice. No matter what team gets assigned to play on Christmas, they show up and make sure operations run smoothly.“It’s fulfilling because you get to give something back to fans,” said Rouselle Ighot, the league’s in-venue and events officer who supervises activities for sponsors and fans.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Today, the 25th means running social media sites and making sure they keep up with all the basketball action going on.Willie Marcial, meanwhile, remembers traveling to Batangas to spend time with his family and “sharing drinks with friends” on Christmas Day. Nowadays, he manages traffic inside the press room, tending to the needs of sports journalists. If the game calls for it, Marcial steps on the court to intervene when things go out of hand between teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderIn the Philippine Basketball Association, teams normally get booked for Christmas Day matches if: a. They are Barangay Ginebra, b. They are Barangay Ginebra’s designated foe, or c. They serve as the opening match in a doubleheader featuring Barangay Ginebra.But there is another team that works on Christmas Day, only its members never make the highlight reel. They do not walk to the court showered in thunderous applause. And neither are there names called out in booming fashion over the public address system.last_img read more

Jarencio vocal on return to Tigers but ‘no response’ from UST yet

first_imgJust like a persistent suitor, the 53-year-old mentor dropped hints on his Twitter account seemingly about knocking on UST’s doors.“Pano ba manligaw? Ang tagal ko na nanliligaw ayaw pa rin ako sagutin! #gouste,” Jarencio tweeted on Christmas eve.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder(How do you court? I’ve been pursuing for so long but there’s still no response!)Pano ba manligaw? Ang tagal ko na nanliligaw ayaw pa rin ako sagutin! # gouste— pidojarencio (@pidojarencio1) December 25, 2017Jarencio has been vocal about his willingness to again call the shots for the Growling Tigers, a team he led to a UAAP title in 2006 as well as two other Finals appearances, the last of which in 2013. He is currently the head coach of GlobalPort in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments UST has yet to name a head coach following the ouster of coach Boy Sablan, who amassed a 4-24 record in his two-year tenure, including a 1-13 slate this past UAAP Season 80.Potential successors who are reportedly in the running for the post are former Ginebra playmaker Bal David, GlobalPort team manager Bonnie Tan. Aldin Ayo was once reported to replace Sablan but he squashed rumors about his potential move after reaffirming his commitment with La Salle.Tigresses assistant coach Arsenio Dysangco is currently overseeing the team practices for the Growling Tigers. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Pido Jarencio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — First love never dies.And for coach Pido Jarencio, he’s not giving up on his hope to once again return to his beloved alma mater University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims01:29Police 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 Citycenter_img Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Lee says Magnolia has to go through Ginebra to win PBA title BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And on Monday, the PBA legend doubled down on his plea.“Ang tagal sumagot eh. Pero okay lang, manliligaw pa rin ako. Nagpapaturo nga ako kung sino marunong manligaw eh para mapasagot ko,” he said with a chuckle after GlobalPort fell to NLEX in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Philippine Arena in Bulacan.(There’s still no response. But it’s okay, I’ll still court. I actually want to learn how to court because I really want to get an answer.)Asked if he can manage having to handle coaching duties with GlobalPort and possibly with UST, Jarencio doesn’t seem to be too concerned.“Madali naman tayo, matibay tayo. Wala naman tayong ibang alam kundi basketball lang,” he said. “Sana ba kung science ang usapan o kaya football, di ko na kaya yun. Basketball din naman yun eh. Isa lang ang trabahong gagawin natin.”(It’s still basketball. It’s the same kind of work and it’s part of my expertise. It’s not as if it’s science or football which I won’t be able to do.)ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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

Djokovic sub Murray ring rusty on return

first_imgThe 30-year-old Scot was last seen in action in his loss to Sam Querrey in Wimbledon and then shut down the season after that to recover from a niggling hip injury.Murray moved gingerly on the court and clearly showed the rust physically, although he never clutched his back or showed any overt signs of still carrying the injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderRefusing to run down several balls in the opening few games, he was more competitive towards the end, the highlight being a 12 minute 15 second battle to hold his serve at 1-5 down.However, the damage was already done as he lost his first two service games to go 0-4 down at one stage. Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2017 match in Abu Dhabi, on December 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTAndy Murray made his comeback from a nearly five months injury layoff, losing a one-set match to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Friday.The former world number one, winner of three Grand Slam titles, lost 6-2 after filling in for Novak Djokovic, who was a late withdrawal Friday after a recurrence of pain in his right elbow.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bucks edge Thunder on controversial Antetokounmpo basket Murray did not speak to the media, but told the court-side commentator: “Obviously I made a slow start and Roberto is one of the best players in the world.“When you haven’t competed for a while, it takes time to get up to that pace. I started to feel a bit better towards the end but I need to keep improving for sure.“It was nice to be able to play. I was just planning on stopping here for a couple of days on the way to Australia to get some practice in with the guys.“But obviously it was unfortunate that Novak was not able to play and I was here so I agreed to play a set and obviously I am happy to be able to come out here and play in front of everyone.”South African world No14 Kevin Anderson continued his impressive run of form, dispatching world No5 Dominic Thiem 7-6 (6), 6-4 in one hour and 32 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The US Open runner-up this year will meet Bautista Agut in the final Saturday after the Spaniard benefited from Djokovic’s late withdrawal from the tournament.The former world No1 Djokovic, winner of 12 Grand Slam titles, was expected to make his comeback after nearly five months of layoff due to an elbow injury, but felt pain in the same spot while practicing and withdrew.Anderson and Thiem traded one break each in the first set before the powerful service game of the tall South African helped him hold sway over the Austrian.Winner of all their three previous head-to-head matches on the ATP Tour, Anderson then broke Thiem in the opening game of the second set, and that proved decisive in the end.In the match to decide the fifth-sixth place, Russia’s Andrey Rublev beat Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-2.The highlight of what has traditionally been a men’s exhibition tournament will be the comeback match of the former women’s No1 Serena Williams on Saturday. The 36-year-old American, the most successful player in the history of women’s tennis with 23 grand slam titles, plays the reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in a match scheduled to be held before the men’s final.Williams was last seen in action winning the Australian Open this January. She then took a sabbatical and to give birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Read Nextlast_img read more

6-time champion Djokovic unsure of playing Australian Open

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Since winning his fourth consecutive Grand Slam title at the 2016 French Open — becoming the first man in nearly a half-century with four in a row — Djokovic has made it past the quarterfinals at only one of the past six major tournaments, finishing as the runner-up at the 2016 U.S. Open.A year ago at the Australian Open, as the two-time defending champion, he bowed out in the second round against 117th-ranked Denis Istomin, the first time Djokovic exited so early at any major in nearly a decade. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kei Nishikori out of Australian Open because wrist not ready Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Djokovic hasn’t played in any tournament since retiring from his match in the Wimbledon quarterfinals in July because of the elbow injury. At the time, he acknowledged that his right arm had been bothering him for more than a year but that he had decided against having surgery.The extended absence dropped the former No. 1 player to No. 12 in the current ATP rankings.Djokovic is hardly alone when it comes to high-profile men’s tennis players dealing with injuries as the new season begins.Top-ranked Rafael Nadal, the runner-up to Roger Federer at the Australian Open last year, withdrew from this week’s Brisbane International tuneup tournament because of a bothersome right knee. Nadal won the French Open and U.S. Open in 2017 to raise his major count to 16.Three-time major champion Andy Murray, meanwhile, also pulled out of the Brisbane International and is considering having an operation because of a bad hip. Like Djokovic, he last competed at Wimbledon, nearly six months ago.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq After that, the statement says, “the decision will be made about his participation at the first Grand Slam of the season.”Djokovic, who is right-handed, cited the elbow problem on Dec. 30, when he withdrew from this week’s Qatar Open, a hard-court tuneup tournament for the Australian Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderThat was supposed to be the 30-year-old Serb’s final competitive preparation before play begins in Melbourne on Jan. 15.He previously pulled out of a United Arab Emirates exhibition tournament. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES Read Next FILE – In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic makes a backhand return to Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Dkokovic is still not sure whether he will be able to play in the Australian Open, where has won six of his 12 major championships. Djokovic has been dealing with pain in his right elbow. A statement posted on his website Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2017, says he will travel to Australia to participate in two exhibition events next week. After that, the statement says, “the decision will be made about his participation at the first Grand Slam of the season.”(AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)Novak Djokovic is still not sure whether he will be able to play in the Australian Open, where he has won six of his 12 major championships.Djokovic has been dealing with pain in his right elbow. A statement posted on his website on Wednesday says he will travel to Australia to participate in two exhibition events there next week.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Stevens eager to have Celtics spend time in London

first_imgAquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue PLAY LIST 00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We very rarely, in the last couple of years, have left our practice facility to do anything in the preseason, but we went away to a college about an hour and a half away to spend time together,” said Stevens in a global media conference call.“I think it’s really important, it’s important for us from a practice standpoint, it’s important for us from a spending-time-together standpoint.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderThe Celtics are atop the Eastern Conference with a 30-10 record and have won three straight games while the 76ers are below .500 with a 17-19 record.Stevens said the trip to England would be a unique experience for them as they would have some extra time to take in the sights of London instead of jumping straight into the plane to travel to another game. “This is the most unique part about this trip, other than the fact that it’s across the ocean in London it’s the fact that we’re actually going to be in a city for a couple of days before we play and have a chance to work together.” CORRECTS TO ARON BAYNES (46) INSTEAD OF MARCUS SMART (36) – Boston Celtics’ Terry Rozier (12) and Aron Baynes (46) celebrate after defeating the Houston Rockets in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)When the Boston Celtics travelled to Rome at the start of the 2007-2008 season, it was the catalyst that built a championship-winning team chemistry.With that precedent in mind, Brad Stevens plans to have similar results when his Celtics travel to London for their Jan. 11 game against Philadelphia.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’center_img WATCH: Ben Mbala churns out highlights in Mexican league MOST READ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View commentslast_img read more