Warriors’ final defensive possession puts Golden State’s resilience, intelligence and heart on full display

first_imgMORE: NBA players react to Kevin Durant’s injuryStephen Curry (31 points) and Klay Thompson (26 points) provided the scoring punch, and Draymond Green (10 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists) and DeMarcus Cousins (14 points, six rebounds) stepped up in the frontcourt with Durant out. The shooting, ball movement and “Splash Brothers” moniker are all nice, but the Warriors’ dynasty is also a result of winning the ugly possessions, the ones that decide games but won’t be featured on the end-of-season highlight reels.Nothing better represents what separates Golden State from the rest of the pack than its incredible defensive possession to end Game 5.WHAT A FINISH.The final shot is off, and it’s headed back to Oracle. pic.twitter.com/PDSoD0O1N4— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 11, 2019″Our defense was bending down the stretch, but we didn’t break, and the last stop was tremendous,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Amazing defense on that last play from all five guys. Draymond’s block, he covered so much ground on Kyle’s shot from the corner. So our guys just stayed with it, and they stayed poised and just an amazing job finishing the game.”Think about all of the quick decisions that must take place within this 6.6-second span.— Kawhi Leonard attacks Thompson in isolation. Rather than stick with Marc Gasol or Kyle Lowry, Warriors forward Andre Iguodala steps out of the paint to double-team Leonard before he can get downhill. Stephen Curry doesn’t leave Danny Green in the strong-side corner, a mistake he made earlier in the series. (ABC) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/96/7a/fred-vanvleet-draymond-green-rotatejpg_em823abwphkiz31d2mlwzy8k.jpg?t=1155965723&w=500&quality=80 — Leonard kicks out to Fred VanVleet, and Shaun Livingston rotates over to the ball with a high hand. When VanVleet penetrates, Draymond Green stays on top of Gasol so he can’t seal him for an easy bucket or screen him. Green gives himself a chance to sprint to the corner.  After five straight years of NBA Finals appearances, no one would have faulted the Warriors for running out of steam. The Game 4 loss seemed to be pushing Golden State toward the finish line.Against another team, the Raptors likely would have extended the lead into double-digits, and they would be preparing a championship parade for later in the week.But Golden State is built differently. The Raptors won’t be handed their rings. They will have to claw them away from this Warriors bunch. — Green then challenges Lowry’s 3-pointer without fouling, deflecting the ball and sending it safely out of [email protected] Draymond Green deflects a last second game-winning attempt by @Raptors Kyle Lowry preserving Golden State’s 106-105 win in Game 5 of #NBAFinals @Money23Green #nba #basketball @sfchronicle photo by @ScottStrazzante pic.twitter.com/zbkxtk2sTT— Scott Strazzante (@ScottStrazzante) June 11, 2019The resilience to even make that moment possible. The intelligence of Iguodala to force the ball out of Leonard’s hands. The heart of Green to prevent that shot from reaching the rim. Kevin Durant went down with an Achilles injury. Kevon Looney left after reaggravating his own injury. The Raptors held a six-point lead with less than three minutes to go and a title hanging in the balance.And yet, with an entire country hoping the Warriors would fall apart on Monday night, Golden State fired back with a championship mettle that powered them to a wild 106-105 victory in Toronto. The Warriors finished Game 5 with a 9-2 run to send the NBA Finals to Oracle Arena. (ABC) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/76/cd/kawhi-leonard-andre-iguodala-double-teamjpg_3cnydayl2kpm1dvg1rjhj2s20.jpg?t=1156075851&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Cowboys vs. Vikings odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘Sunday Night Football’

first_imgBoth teams have taken advantage of weaker opponents but struggled in bigger games against tougher opponents. Something has to give in Week 10.Here’s everything to know about betting on Cowboys vs. Vikings in Week 10, including updated odds, trends and our expert’s prediction for “Sunday Night Football.”MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook ReviewCowboys vs. Vikings odds for ‘Sunday Night Football’Spread: Cowboys by 3Point total: 48Odds: Vikings +110, Cowboys -120The Cowboys have been a basic home-field advantage favorite since they beat the Giants in Week 9. The Vikings lost late on the road to the Chiefs. The point total is a little less than what the Cowboys (28 points) and Vikings (26 points) have scored combined on average per game (54 points).Cowboys vs. Vikings all-time seriesThe Cowboys lead the series 16-14. They have won the previous two meetings (in 2013 and ’16) and three of the past five. Before that stretch, the Vikings took the lead with a five-game winning streak. The last three games have been decided by a total of nine points.Three trends to know— 55 percent of spread bettors like the Cowboys to cover. 64 percent of moneyline bettors like the Vikings to win outright.— The Vikings have failed to cover in their past two games. They have covered in all but one of their wins and failed to beat the spread in all three losses.— The Cowboys have been favored in every game they have played. They have won and covered in back-to-back games after losing three straight games.Three things to watchStefon Diggs vs. Byron JonesThe Vikings couldn’t get Diggs going with his speed and quickness for big plays with fellow top wide receiver Adam Thielen getting hurt again, costing them against the Chiefs. With Thielen still hamstrung and ruled out for the Cowboys, Diggs (6-0, 191) needs to win his battle with the Cowboys’ bigger cornerback (6-1, 200) to help Kirk Cousins.Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes vs. Amari Cooper and Michael GallupCooper is expected to play through his ankle and knee injuries. Gallup is playing through his knee injury, as Waynes is set to do so with his ankle injury. The Vikings’ cornerbacks, especially Rhodes, have struggled with better field-stretching wide receivers this season, the category that both Cooper and Gallup fit. Minnesota will have better success against Ezekiel Elliott and the power running game than against Dak Prescott and the downfield passing game.There’s also no Linval JosephThe Vikings are missing a big linchpin of their defense as their venerable tackle is sidelined with a knee injury. That will certainly help open up some running room for Elliott and therefore facilitate he play-action deep shots for Prescott The Cowboys (5-3) got a big win after their bye on Monday night. They will turn around and play the Vikings (6-3) on a short week on “Sunday Night Football” (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC). Dallas is looking to go up a full game and head-to-head tiebreaker on idle second-place Philadelphia in the NFC East. Minnesota, depending on what happens with Green Bay against Carolina, hopes to get closer to first place in the NFC North. Stat that mattersCousins isn’t a prime-time player, quite literally. He has a 6-13 record as a starter in night games. He’s thrown 16 interceptions and has been sacked 44 times in those 19 games. The passer rating of 99.9 is solid, but the results in critical moments haven’t been there.Cowboys vs. Vikings predictionThe Vikings’ defense is overrated overall and not well positioned to slow down the Cowboys’ balanced, explosive attack. The Cowboys have been smashing at home all season and their defense will turn it up a few notches with the emotions of playing in another nationally televised game. All signs point to a comfortable Dallas rout.Cowboys 31, Vikings 20last_img read more

Steelers lose to Saints, in must game with Bengals

first_imgAfter just a 6-3 New Orleans Saints halftime lead it became the Drew Brees show in the second half. Brees was 34 of 44 for 305 yards for the game, but 22 of 24 in the second half with a fourth quarter touchdown pass that lifted the Saints to a much needed victory while dropping the Steelers into a first place tie with the Baltimore Ravens at 5-2.No one on offense had an outstanding game. The line was terrible, Ben Roethlisberger was 17 of 28 for just 195 yards, and Rashard Mendenhall had just 71 yards on 15 carries with the bulk of that coming on a 38-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.“We knew what a big game this was,” said Brees. “There was no better way to get back on track than to beat these guys. I felt like we played as complete a game as we’ve played all year, especially in the second half.”Brees’ first TD went to Marques Colston for 16 yards and the second went for 8 yards to Lance Moore with 2:37 left, breaking open a defensive struggle in which neither team scored a touchdown through three quarters. Leigh Torrence then intercepted Roethlisberger to seal it for the Saints (5-3), who were coming off an embarrassing 30-17 loss at home last week to the scuffling Cleveland Browns.“This is definitely a gut check for us,” Roethlisberger said. “We got knocked down a little bit tonight and now it will be interesting to see how we bounce back.”The Saints came in ranked third in total defense and lived up to it, forcing two turnovers and stopping the Steelers on a goal-line stand in the first half.The Saints struggled to run against a Steelers defense that came in ranked first in the NFL against the run and allowed New Orleans only 30 yards on the ground. Brees was sacked twice and intercepted once, giving him 11 interceptions and matching his total from last season.After falling behind by 10 early in the fourth, the Steelers went 68 yards in only four plays to make it 13-10, capped by Mendenhall’s scoring run. Suddenly, both offenses were rolling in time for an action-packed finish. When Brees hit Robert Meachem for a 50-yard gain into Steelers territory, it appeared the Saints would quickly extend their lead again. Then cornerback Bryant McFadden sacked and stripped Brees, and Pittsburgh’s Lamarr Woodley recovered on the Steelers 27.Pittsburgh quickly moved across midfield, only to lose the ball when tight end Heath Miller fumbled on a head-on hit by linebacker Marvin Mitchell. Sharper scooped it up, returning the ball 11 yards to the New Orleans 45.With the acquisition of Terrell Owens this season to go with Chad Ochocinco the defending AFC North champs were supposed to be a powerhouse this season. But instead their 22-14 lost to the Dolphins last week dropped them to 2-5, making them one of the worst teams in the NFL. But for some reason they seem to always play their best football against the Steelers, which they will have to do because another defeat will just about eliminate them from any chance of a playoff berth.Dan Carpenter kicked five field goals for the second game in a row—a rare feat—and the Dolphins overcame another goofy play Sunday, beating the Bengals.The Bengals (2-5) failed to get a first down in the third quarter and were shut out in the second half. Their final chance ended with Carson Palmer’s interception with 2:43 to go, sending the defending AFC North champions to their fourth straight loss and a share of last place with the Browns.It’s Cincinnati’s worst start since 2008, when Palmer was sidelined with an elbow injury.“It is amazing,” said Palmer, who was 17 of 38 for 156 yards. “It’s embarrassing. It’s depressing. It’s every negative word you can think of that we didn’t do our job.”Owens and Ochocinco combined for just 8 catches for 99 yards, and Cedrick Benson had just 69 yards on 20 carries. The Bengals simply haven’t played very well on either side of the ball this season. They were expected to be among the elite this season.This is a must win for the Steelers as well, because they face the red hot New England Patriots (6-1) and Oakland Raiders (4-4), winners of four in a row, after the Bengals. They could very easily be 5-5 after this stretch if they lose to Cincinnati. THE GANG’S ALL HERE—Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by New Orleans Saints’ Will Smith (91) Alex Brown (96), Pierson Prioleau (31) and Darren Sharper (42) during the first quarter of an NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) What was supposed to be a high scoring game ended up being a classic defensive struggle until Drew Brees put together a classic display of passing while the Steelers offense continued to struggle in the New Orleans Saints 20-10 victory over the Steelers. The Steelers are hoping that this is not a repeat of last season going into the Cincinnati Bengals game this weekend. The Steelers jumped off to a 6-2 record last season only to lose 5 in a row behind an inconsistent offense.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Neptunes

first_imgSilver was the medal of the Kootenay Regional Swim Championships for the Nelson Neptunes held recently in Colville, Washington.The Neptunes, led by coach Rebecca Afford, won more silver than most countries competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as the swimmers overcame hot, hot conditions in the Washington State City. Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the medal haul with Team of the Week honours for Team Neptunes.The team includes, Sage Cowan, Joanna Blishen, Olivia Cowan, Coach Afford, Samuel Matthew and Matthew Holitzki. Front, Madeline Holitzki, Elissa Centrone and Jaylen Rushton. Missing, Emma Borhi.last_img

JUDGE SUGGESTS MAN CARRY OUT REPAIRS TO GARDA CELL HE DAMAGED

first_imgA Judge has suggested a man who damaged a Garda cell carry out the repairs the himself – after hearing the price of the renovations.Letterkenny Court.Joseph Crossan was arrested for being drunk and for using threatening and abusive language to Gardai in Milford on November 14th last. Crossan, 33, was taken to Milford Garda station where he used a coin to scrape his name onto the wall of the Garda cell.He appeared at Letterkenny District Court to face the charges today.Garda Inspector John O’Toole revealed the cost of the repairs which had been passed on by the Office of Public Works was for €205.Judge Paul Kelly expressed surprise at the cost of the repairs.Inspector O’Toole said the entire wall of the cell had to be repainted and part of it filled in.Judge Kelly asked for a probation report be carried out on Crossan, of 158 Upper Mount Marrion in Milford.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said his client suffered from mental health issues and was receiving ongoing treatment adding that he was willing to pay compensation for the damage he caused.Judge Kelly added “Perhaps as part of his probation service, he could paint the cell.”JUDGE SUGGESTS MAN CARRY OUT REPAIRS TO GARDA CELL HE DAMAGED was last modified: March 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:coindamagedonegalGarda cellJUDGEJudge Paul KellyRepairslast_img read more

Peppered Moths Are Back

first_img51; One might think that past embarrassments about the peppered moth as evidence for evolution would keep evolutionists reluctant to mention them.  A team from the University of Liverpool either didn’t get the message, or shed all reluctance anyway.  They published a new paper about Biston betularia in Science,1 calling the moth story “a textbook example of how an altered environment may produce morphological adaptation through genetic change” and “one of the most widely recognized examples of contemporary evolutionary change.”  The first reference was to Michael Majerus, who spent years trying to establish the peppered moth as an icon of evolution (06/25/2004, 09/03/2007, and item following 02/08/2009).    Their paper, however, only discussed which mutations might have produced the black variety.  The black ones, apparently losing their color due to a single mutation, did better when the trees were darker, but are now rapidly disappearing.  No long-term evolutionary adaptation was demonstrated.  Here’s how the paper ended:The rapid spread of an initially unique haplotype, driven by strong positive selection, is expected to generate the profile of linkage disequilibrium we have observed, establishing that UK industrial melanism in the peppered moth was seeded by a single recent mutation that spread to most parts of mainland Britain and also colonized the Isle of Man (fig. S4).  Paradoxically, although the carbonaria [black] morph is now strongly disadvantageous and consequently rare in the United Kingdom, the rapidity of its decline has minimized the eroding effect of typica [white] introgression on the molecular footprint of strongly positive selection created during its ascendency.This means that the mutant appeared recently, spread for awhile, and is dying out, without leaving much of an evolutionary trace on the species or the world.1.  van’t Hof, Edmonds et al, “Industrial Melanism in British Peppered Moths Has a Singular and Recent Mutational Origin,” Science, 20 May 2011: Vol. 332 no. 6032 pp. 958-960, DOI: 10.1126/science.1203043.The “evolution” of the peppered moth was the kind even young-earth creationist Ken Ham would yawn about, because it represented a temporary case of population statistics – not even micro-evolution.  It’s perfectly fine to study the moths and their distributions and genes, but to call them a “textbook example” of “evolutionary change” should embarrass the breeches off any evolutionist who isn’t clueless (07/05/2002).  Critics of the peppered myth have been complaining about it loud and long for decades.  Why does it persist?    The reason is that evolutionists are a closed society.  They talk amongst themselves in an echo chamber, reinforcing their pet illusions or attacking straw men (09/03/2007).  They never read the critics.  These guys are probably oblivious to Jonathan Wells’ 2000 book Icons of Evolution that demolished the peppered myth, and the other critiques by non-creationists and others not advocating intelligent design (11/13/2008).  As an argument for evolution, the peppered moth is over, done, defunct.  Give it up, Darwinians!    The real lesson of the peppered moth is one of fantastic design.  Moths and butterflies create immense challenges to Darwinian theory, as the new documentary Metamorphosis from Illustra Media (to be released next month on Blu-Ray) will make abundantly clear.  This exceptional film is complete and now in the packaging stages.  Get your Dolby 5.1 HDTV system tuned up for a visual, auditory, intellectual tour de force!(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Former Top Atheist Unveils His Reasons for Believing in a Creator

first_imgAntony Flew, formerly an influential atheist, was interviewed by Lee Strobel recently.  Flew explained why he became convinced of the existence of a Creator.  An article and video clip of the interview is available on the Lee Strobel website.Notice how it was the scientific evidence that convinced Flew to consider the possibility of a Creator, and how once that hurdle was overcome, he became open to consider the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus and other things that were off limits by definition in his earlier belief system.  It took courage for this man to face the evidence that contradicted his long-held views.  Though not ready to become a Christian, Flew finds the character of Jesus Christ admirable, but Mohammed and Islam contemptible.    Speaking of Mohammed, “Islam and Science” was the cover story of Nature this week.  The editors and reporters attempted to give a positive portrayal of Islamic beliefs as conducive to science, though were concerned over how current political regimes suppress it.  You will search in vain for the word “terror” in any of the nine articles, except for one non-judgmental reference and another that puts the blame on the Americans for fomenting it.  (We’ll leave it to your imagination what words would be applied to “Christianity and Science” by the editors of Nature.)  Would that Antony Flew pay them a friendly visit.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

A Conservative Legislator with a Passivhaus Mindset

first_imgUPDATE: We’ve replaced the images of the house in East Falmouth with a construction photo of the Beaton house and two layout drawings of the project.Matthew Beaton, a builder who last fall was elected to serve as state representative for the 11th Worcester district in Massachusetts, doesn’t seem to have trouble reckoning his Republican Party affiliation with his preference for building green. Evidence of that is his nearly completed home, in Shrewsbury, which has been built to meet the Passivhaus standard.With its traditional styling, the two-story, 3,000-sq.-ft. structure blends in well among the older homes that populate the neighborhood. And as Beaton noted in a story recently published by the Worcester Telegram, care was taken to disturb as few natural features of the construction site as was practical. Granite slabs became front steps and the red oak trees felled to make room for the house were milled for its hardwood floors.“It’s the idea, ‘If you have it here, let’s use it here,’ ” Beaton told the Telegram. He added that, while he is now in listen-and-learn mode in the state legislature, he believes there are ways to use state law to promote energy efficiency and environmental stewardship in residential construction. He just needs to forge the right political path to make that happen.Working toward certification, and building public awarenessHis Republican colleagues, for example, tend not to be fans of the stretch-code provision of Massachusetts’ building energy code, which allows municipalities to impose stricter energy efficiency requirements on residential and commercial projects. But Beaton points out that legislative remedies, such as a requirement for energy efficiency ratings on homes offered for sale, don’t necessarily have to be expensive or complicated for builders to follow.Paul Panish, a principal at Newton-based DEAP Energy Group, whose specialties include Passivhaus consulting and deep energy retrofits, has been advising Beaton in his quest to bring the house to the Passivhaus performance standard. While awareness of the Passivhaus concept does seem to be growing in the U.S., along with the number of certified Passivhaus consultants, Panish notes that builders like Beaton, regardless of their politics, are still a relatively rare breed.“To get our builders to that level is a major challenge,” he told the Telegram. “It’s difficult to convince someone to do this. It’s a hard sell when energy costs are so low.”Triple-glazed Canadian windows and an R-126 ceilingPanish told GBA that the project features fiberglass-casement Accurate Dorwin triple-pane windows, with glazing optimized for solar gain on southern exposures and for insulation value on the remaining exposures.The slab floor is insulated with recovered expanded polystyrene. The foundation walls are constructed of insulated concrete forms (with EPS) and an interior seal coat of polyurethane spray foam. Foundation-wall interiors feature 6-in. framed stud bays filled with dense-pack cellulose. Above-ground framed walls are insulated with dense-pack cellulose, and also include a rain screen to further protect sheathing, Panish says. Ceilings are insulated with loose blown cellulose throughout.The thermal resistance of the basement slab floor is R-41.3, the basement walls are R-51.8, the first-floor exterior walls are R-65.7, the second-floor exterior walls are R-58.2, and the ceiling is R-126.2.last_img read more

Wade to start at guard for Cavaliers, Smith coming off bench

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Now they’re together again in the starting lineup.Lue will unveil Cleveland’s new lineup — Wade, Rose, James, Jae Crowder and Kevin Love — on Tuesday night in an exhibition against Chicago, Wade’s team last season. The 12-time All-Star will replace J.R. Smith, who will come off the bench after starting 112 games over the past two seasons.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 shutoutLue said Smith didn’t have any problem moving into a new role on Cleveland’s second unit, which will also include Tristan Thompson, Kyle Korver and Jeff Green and is liable to undergo numerous modifications throughout the season.It’s a big change for Smith, who has been a major contributor the past three seasons for the defending Eastern Conference champions. “They all can push it out on the break if they rebound the basketball,” he said. “Guys who can make plays, good cutters, good slashers. We also can space the floor. We have a lot of weapons. We just gotta put them all together so they all play well together.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cleveland Cavaliers’ Dwyane Wade, right, watches his shot as LeBron James takes a shot during warmups before an NBA preseason basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)CLEVELAND — Dwyane Wade signed as a free agent with the Cavaliers without being promised a starting job.He’s got one anyway.After toying with other lineup combinations, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Monday that Wade will start at shooting guard alongside Derrick Rose in Cleveland’s remodeled backcourt. Wade recently signed a one-year contract with the Cavs, reuniting with LeBron James in Cleveland after the two superstars spent four seasons together in Miami.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “He was fine,” Lue said of Smith, who missed 36 games last season after undergoing surgery on a broken thumb. “It’s tough, you’ve been in position where you went to three straight Finals and you’ve been the starting 2-guard. But like I said, it’s about sacrifice if you want to win. J.R. was great about it. Just knows he has to have a different role right now so we’ll see how it works.”Lue opened training camp with Wade as the point guard for Cleveland’s second unit. But the coach said he decided in the past few days to move the 35-year-old in the starting lineup along with James, who has been slowed by a sprained ankle.Wade and James have developed a unique chemistry on the floor, where they are able to move separately and in unison. Lue wanted to take advantage of that bond and will team them up again.“Just something we’re going to do to start the season and see how it works,” he said.Lue’s biggest challenge will be keeping everyone happy with their playing time. That’s not necessarily a bad thing with all the talent at his disposal.As for his starting five, Lue loves the group’s versatility.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AP source: 76ers, Embiid agree on max contract extension Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Read Nextlast_img read more

PBA fines TNT import Smith for ‘detrimental’ statements

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera READ: Smith blasts ‘terrible’ PBA refereesSmith blasted the referees after the KaTropa lost to San Miguel 111-102 in Game 5 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTNT incurred 32 personal fouls in the game while the Beermen committed 21.San Miguel also shot 38 free throws compared to the KaTropa’s 21. Ricky Rubio traded from Wolves to Jazz for 1st-round pick Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe PBA on Saturday imposed a hefty fine on TNT import Joshua Smith after the hulking big man “issued statements detrimental to the league.”The league slapped a P30,000 fine on Smith after he told the media Friday night that “PBA officials are terrible.”ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more