Heard leads women’s basketball to much-needed road win over Wildcats

first_imgTwitter ReddIt Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Guard Lauren Heard had career highs with 20 points and six steals. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Facebook Colin Post Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter ReddIt Previous articleTrack and Field team brings home top finishes at Texas Tech ClassicNext articleWomen’s golf looks to build on fall success Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech printGuard Lauren Heard had career highs with 20 points and six steals. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comLauren Heard poured in a career-high 20 points, and TCU forced 21 turnovers, as the Horned Frogs defeated the Wildcats 61-47 on Wednesday to get their first road victory in Big 12 play.Heard also added five rebounds, five assists and six steals in her best game as a Horned Frog.Early in the game, it was guard Kianna Ray who got the ball rolling for TCU. She scored the Horned Frogs’ first five points and finished with 11 total in the first quarter alone.Ray would finish the game with 16 points on 6-7 shooting, including 4-4 from deep. The junior from Austin has now hit three or more three-pointers in eight games this season.After Ray got TCU going, the Horned Frogs never looked back, heading into the halftime break with a comfortable 27-13 lead.Though Kansas State crawled back within seven midway through the fourth quarter, TCU was unfazed and rode dominant play from Heard to a resounding 61-47 victory.“To get a road victory in the Big 12 means a lot, no matter how you can get it done,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “We will cherish this win.”The 47 points scored by the Wildcats were the second-fewest they have scored all season and the fewest the Horned Frogs have allowed in a Big 12 victory since 2016.Forward Amy Okonkwo scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds in the victory. The senior has now scored in double figures in six consecutive games.TCU will return home at 2 p.m. on Sunday for a matchup with Oklahoma State.last_img read more

7 Tips for Promoting Your Indie Film on Social Media

first_imgCreating a social media strategy is the key to finding grassroots support for your film project.It’s no secret that success on social media can lead to success in the box-office, but social media can sometimes feel unnatural and foreign. Social media marketing is more than just creating a Facebook page, posting images and hoping for a following. Take the time to develop a social media strategy and see it through. Check out these 7 tips for social media marketing success.1. Hire a Graphic DesignerStart your social media journey off right by nailing the right marketing message for your project. A graphic designer is a solid investment for creating professional content for your marketing. There are a lot of good online resources like Fiverr, CrowdSpring and 99 Designs, where you can hire good designers inexpensively.Professional graphics are a great way to establish the legitimacy of your film before you have any cast or crew on-board. If your production is so independent that you can’t afford to pay crew and actors, a good movie poster can get potential crew members excited about your project.And be honest with yourself. If you’re not a Photoshop pro or don’t have an exceptional eye for design, it’s best to leave this work to a professional.2. Examine Relevant CommunitiesSo you’ve got the basic marketing materials created: a poster, a logline about your film, a trailer and a Facebook page or Twitter account. Where’s your audience? In order for a social media strategy to be effective you’ve got to develop your audience, and quickly. One way to find people that may be interested in your project is to look online for niche communities that have to do with your film’s genre or subject matter.Doing a horror film? There’s a Facebook page with over 1.5 million horror film lovers and a Reddit dedicated to all things horror with a targeted audience of another 50,000 people. Or perhaps your film deals with a social issue like immigration, medicine or the enviornment. Find organizations that focus on these issues. Whatever the genre or subject, there’s an online community dedicated to it. Find it! If they can advocate for your project you’ll be exposed to a large group of natural supporters.Take advantage of Facebook’s custom audiences feature to target your postings to a relevant audience.3. Stay ConsistentIt can be easy to get caught up in the midst of creating an indie-film and forget about your online fans. The secret to keeping your audience excited is to consistently post news and updates on your production progress. ‘Consistent’ doesn’t mean you need to bombard your audience with multiple posts daily, but set a goal to provide updates once or twice a week.  When your production schedule becomes absolutely grueling there are a lot of good online tools that can help you pre-schedule your posts, like HootSuite and Tweetdeck.Be sure to interact with your followers – social media isn’t a one way street!4. Take On-Set PicturesProduction photos are a great way to generate buzz around your project. Statistics show that posts with photos receive significantly higher engagement on Facebook and Twitter.  Photo posts represent 87% of the shared content on Facebook, versus only 4% for link based posts.Although you should encourage everyone on your team to take photos, make it the responsibility of one crew member to take a ton of behind-the-scenes shots.5. Incentivize Your FollowersA recent change in Facebook’s policies now allows you to host promotions and collect entries through a FB post. In the same way rewards are aimed at incentivizing Kickstarter supporters, you can generate buzz by giving away promotional items on Facebook that relate to your film. Randomly select a winner or encourage more participation by asking questions.6. Make it a Collaborative EffortWho said you have to do social media alone? Encourage your cast and crew to interact with the film’s social media online. This can be through sharing posts they find interesting or even posting their own original content. You’re busy…there’s no shame in asking others for help in this area.7. Talk to Other FilmmakersGet people talking about your film by being the initiator. Seek out other filmmakers and comment on their content. Follow film professionals on Twitter and interact. Build support for your film project by supporting the work of others.Got any tricks for social promotion?Let us know about them in the comments below.last_img read more

If What You Are Doing Was Working

first_imgIf your dream client could produce the results they need without your help, they’d already be producing those results.If your competitor, the company and people serving them now, could help them produce those results, they’d have already done so.If the financial investment your dream client was making was enough for them to be completely satisfied, that financial investment would be the right amount.If continuing to do things the way they’ve always done was going get them where they wanted to go, you wouldn’t have found your dream client where you found them.No doubt, you agree with these ideas. Your experience tells you that they are true. You know that if your dream client really wants what they want, they’re going to need to change, and maybe more than they think.What’s harder to see is, however, is how much we are like our clients.Take a Look At YourselfIf what you are doing right now was producing the results you want, you’d already be producing those results, wouldn’t you?If your client acquisition efforts were enough to get you the clients you need, you’d have those clients. If what you are doing here isn’t getting you those clients, what do you need to change?If the way you sell was enough to command the investment you require, you’d have no trouble acquiring that investment. If how you sell isn’t working to allow you to capture the appropriate share of the value you create, you need to change the way you sell.If you want to be a change agent, then you first have to be able to make changes yourself. When you recognize how difficult this is for you, you’ll know why it’s so difficult for your clients.Your potential exceeds anything you can imagine, and it’s your job to reach that potential, an impossible feat, but one worth pursuing. What do you have to change to get closer to your full potential?last_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. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:29Police 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 BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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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

Bucks rally from 20 down to beat Timberwolves

first_imgRead Next Bledsoe took a pass from Antetokounmpo and made an open 3-pointer from the corner to give the Bucks their first lead of the game at 95-93 with 2:25 to go. Bledsoe followed with a three-point play and then found Antetokounmpo under the basket for an easy two points, pushing the lead to 100-93 with 1:04 left.Minnesota perhaps wore down a night after a 128-125 overtime victory over Denver and had a four-game road winning streak snapped.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderKarl-Anthony Towns scored 22 points for Minnesota and Andrew Wiggins added 21.Towns’ driving layup gave the Timberwolves a 74-54 lead in the third, but the Bucks found their missing chemistry and used a 21-10 run to end the quarter trailing by five points. The Bucks opened the fourth with a 13-4 run and tied it at 88 on a 3 by Khris Middleton with 7:06 to play. Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe and Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrate during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 102-96. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Eric Bledsoe scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 22 to help the Milwaukee Bucks rally from a 20-point deficit and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-96 on Thursday night.Bledsoe had six points and made two key assists down the stretch and the Bucks found their missing defense, holding the Timberwolves to a season-low 12 points in the fourth quarter. Minnesota went cold over the last 4:21 and had its five-game winning streak snapped.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Timberwolves’ Teague sidelined by sprained knee Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:29Police 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jimmy Butler, who had a season-high 39 points against the Nuggets, finished with 20 points and seven assists. Tyus Jones made his fourth start of the season at point guard, filling in for the injured Jeff Teague.Teague missed the game with a sprained left knee. He got caught in a scramble of players in the final seconds against the Nuggets and limped off the court.TIP-INSTimberwolves: F Nemanja Bjelica played his third straight game after missing the previous 15 with a sprained foot. He was scoreless. … Minnesota, one of only four Western Conference teams with a winning road record, slipped to 3-8 against the Eastern Conference and 0-4 against the Central Division.Bucks: The Bucks had six turnovers in the first quarter and four more in the second. . Milwaukee extended its season-best streak of scoring 100-plus points to 17 games.ADVERTISEMENT UP NEXTTimberwolves: At Indiana on Sunday.Bucks: At Oklahoma City on Friday. Asian 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 MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View commentslast_img read more

Belo explodes as Blackwater earns first win at expense of Rain or Shine

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Mac Belo exploded for 25 points on 5-of-9 shooting for three that went along with seven rebounds.Blackwater went on a 13-5 run late in the fourth with Belo capping off the spurt with a triple from the left wing that gave the Elite a 90-85 with 1:39 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“Our defense needed to contain the firepower of Rain or Shine, and we needed to contain the shooters while we were able to convert on our side,” said Elite head coach Leo Isaac whose team broke an 11-game losing streak to the Elasto Painters.“We’re hoping we could get a good new year, and with this win we hope it could boost our campaign in the All Filipino.” Inquirer 7: Best moments in Philippine basketball in 2017 Read Next 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities PBA IMAGESBlackwater used a late-game surge to dispatch Rain or Shine, 92-87, for its first win in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.The Elite tied the Elasto Painters’ record of 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues After Chris Tiu’s triple gave Rain or Shine a 72-67 lead early in the fourth, the Elasto Painters suddenly turned pale in the latter stages of the game failing to make a single field goal in the last 1:51.Mike Digregorio also had big numbers for Blackwater with 23 points, four assists, and two steals while Allein Maliksi had 10 points and 10 boards.Chris Tiu paced Rain or Shine with 14 points and four assists.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 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 View comments BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closedlast_img read more

Teng more focused on wins than individual numbers

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Djokovic withdraws from exhibition after more pain in right elbow Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Teng, however, said that he doesn’t want to step on anybody’s toes and he’s just taking the shots the defense gives him.“I don’t really want to force the issue, I just let the play come to me,” said Teng. “I know anyone in Alaska can score, there are a lot of people who can score, so I just let the play come to me.” PBA IMAGESJeron Teng had produced gaudy numbers for Alaska in his first two career games in the PBA, but the rookie is more focused on the simpler figure—the numerical digit under the Aces’ win column.Alaska has yet to win a game in the PBA Philippine Cup after losing 106-98 to TNT Friday at Cuneta Astrodome and Teng just wants to get his first W in the professional ranks.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closedcenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 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 View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues “Of course no matter how good your game is, if you don’t get the win it’s nothing,” said Teng in Filipino after producing 28 points, a game-high, 10 rebounds, five assists, and four steals.“We’re staying positive, I think we showed some good stuff in this game and from there we’ll work our way for next year. We just have to learn from our two games then we’re looking forward for a better year next year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderTeng hit two three-pointers in the final minute of the game that cut the deficit to 104-98 but he was too late of a hero as his final shot went in with just 13 seconds left in the clock.After his first two games in the PBA, Teng is averaging 22 points, six rebounds, and two steals while shooting 52 percent from the field. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’last_img read more

Booker overcomes tough night to rally Suns past Kings

first_imgRead Next Zach Randolph scored 14 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic had 13 and four others scored 12 apiece for the Kings.Sacramento, which beat Cleveland 109-95 on Wednesday, fell to 2-22 when trailing after three quarters.Phoenix closed the first quarter on a 14-2 run and Warren scored six consecutive points in the second to help the Suns to a 55-46 halftime lead. Warren made his first six shots and had 15 points in the first half.“I’m really impressed with T.J.’s game,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “He picks his spots out on the court and says, ’I’m just bigger than you,” and then he shoots up over the top.”After Sacramento closed within 71-68 on Hill’s two free throws midway through the third, Isaiah Canaan hit a 3-pointer and scored on a layup, and Troy Daniels added a 3 to push Phoenix’s lead to 10.DEFENDING Z-BORandolph scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to rally Sacramento past Phoenix when the two teams played at Golden1 Center on Dec. 12 but was shut out over the final 12 minutes this time around while being defended most of the night by Chriss. “Zach is a beast and we know that,” Triano said. “We need to make him work for every single touch, and Marquese did that.”TIP-INSSuns: Chriss, the Sacramento native who was drafted eighth overall by the Kings in 2016 and traded that night to Phoenix, shot 5 of 6 and made all three of his 3-point attempts. … Chandler was called for a technical while on the bench in the third quarter. Josh Jackson picked up a technical in the second. . Booker missed six of his first eight shots and had one blocked.Kings: Skal Labissiere made his 13th start of the season and first since Dec. 14 after sitting out the previous three games because of coach’s decision. . Vince Carter, who scored a season-high 24 points against Cleveland on Wednesday, did not play. View comments MOST READ UP NEXTSuns: Returns to Phoenix to play Philadelphia on Sunday.Kings: Host Memphis on Sunday. Raptors suspend Ibaka after incident with team staff member Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closedcenter_img 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Booker scored 13 of his 26 points over the final five minutes, Warren added a double-double and Phoenix came back to beat the Sacramento Kings 111-101 on Friday night.Booker missed nine games with a left adductor strain before returning to score 32 against Memphis on Tuesday. He wasn’t as crisp against the Kings, shooting 9 of 25 from the field, but helped rally the Suns with his late scoring flurry that keyed a 17-4 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“Both of us are just natural scorers but in different ways,” Booker said of he and Warren. “Teams usually have one really good defender and sometimes they put it on me, sometimes they put it on him, and the other player gets to attack. It’s a good 1-2 punch.”Warren had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Marquese Chriss added 14 points and seven rebounds while Tyson Chandler had six points and 11 rebounds for the Suns. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) reacts after hitting a three-point shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Phoenix coach Jay Triano’s decision to move Devin Booker to point guard late in the fourth quarter worked out perfectly for the struggling Suns.A big night from T.J. Warren helped too, especially when Booker’s own shot was off most of the game.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Triano said he put Booker at point guard to free him up more in Phoenix’s offense.“I think he’s going to take over anyway, and we want him to do that,” Triano said. “The idea is to put shooters around him and you could see how much space there was on the floor when (Troy Daniels) is on the floor and T.J.’s scoring the way that he was.”Phoenix led most of the game but fell behind early in the fourth after Sacramento scored nine consecutive points to go up 97-93.Booker brought the Suns back and scored the final seven points for Phoenix, including a layup past 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein, a buzzer-beating 15-footer and a 3-pointer.“He’s a special player,” Chandler said. “You can see it. Just some players that come into this league that just have it. They’re far and few in between, and he’s one of those players.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Allen, Crabbe help Nets beat Magic

first_imgMOST READ Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons (17) looks to pass against Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe (33) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Rookie Jarrett Allen had a career-high 16 points, Allen Crabbe added 15 points and blocked a potential tying shot, and the Brooklyn Nets edged the Orlando Magic 98-95 on Monday night.Caris LeVert also had 15 points, while DeMarre Carroll chipped in 14 points, 10 rebounds and the tiebreaking free throw with 34.5 seconds remaining. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 13 for the Nets, who opened up the new year with a win after closing out 2017 with a 1-4 road trip.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending 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. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Hollis-Jefferson then made two free throws to close the lead to 93-92 with 1:31 remaining and LeVert converted on a three-point play to put the Nets up 95-93. Orlando’s Wes Iwundu then answered with a basket to even it again at 95-all.Carroll was then fouled under the basket and put the Nets ahead for good.TIP-INSMagic: Orlando’s last road win took place Dec. 3 across town from Brooklyn at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks.Nets: Brooklyn, second in the league with 34.3 3-pointers per game this season, attempted only nine 3s in the first half, making three. . Nets lead the lead season series 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH DeRozan scores franchise-high 52, steers Raptors past Bucks UP NEXTMagic: Host Houston on Wednesday.Nets: Host Minnesota on Wednesday. Aaron Gordon had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Elfrid Payton added 17 points for an Orlando team that has lost its last seven games on the road.Bismack Biyombo posted his own double-double with 13 points and a season-high 17 boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderCrabbe made two free throws to give the Nets their three-point lead with 18 seconds left. He then followed it by blocking Evan Fournier’s 3-point attempt with seven seconds left, and DJ Augustin missed Orlando’s final chance to tie.Orlando squandered a 93-90 lead with 1:51 to go in the fourth after Gordon made a pair of free throws. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq View commentslast_img read more