Perkins’ impressive rookie year ends in disappointment with Phoenix exit

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgGetting the nod as the potential best rookie of his draft class is enough cause for a celebration but Phoenix’ Jason Perkins isn’t the one to leap in jubilation for an individual award while his team’s campaign ended in a disappointment.ADVERTISEMENT “The Rookie of the Year isn’t really on my mind, I’m just kind of disappointed we didn’t make it,” said Perkins who had 24 points and six rebounds in the defeat.Perkins emerged as the top rookie in terms of statistical points after the whole season accumulating 23.4 SPs, which is 5.1 more than Alaska’s Jeron Teng.“I’m disappointed with myself,” said Perkins who was also responsible for sending the game to overtime with a clutch three-pointer that tied the match at 94 with 7.4 seconds left in regulation. “That shot doesn’t matter if we didn’t win the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Perkins and the Fuel Masters got booted out of the title race in the PBA Governors’ Cup after bowing to Meralco, 108-103, Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I really don’t have any feelings towards the Rookie of the Year, to be honest,” said Perkins. “I’m pretty contented about it, and all I care about is making it to the semifinals.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIt was a complete letdown as Phoenix entered the quarterfinals against Meralco bearing a twice-to-beat advantage as the no.2 team after the preliminaries after finished the eliminations with an 8-3 record.The Fuel Masters also had a chance to go to their first semifinals since joining the league in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup but would they have to chase history a little further into the future. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Finals experience helps Meralco overcome Phoenix Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more


Haugan the quickest rider in Thursday time trial

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgFive seconds later, Richard Wood crossed the finish line in second, competing the trial with a time of 26:54, and was followed by Trevor McDonnel, who came in third at 27:18.The evening also featured an 8 km distance, which was won by Nicki and Ty Haugan, who finished first at 17:00.Sarah Webster was the second to finish, completing the shortened race with a time of 17:15, with Alyssa Webster finishing third at 18:02.- Advertisement -This Sunday, July 29, Club members will race in the Terry Stone Memorial time trial, starting from the Hudson’s Hope “Welcome” sign. The race begins at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a barbeque.For more information on the local cycling club, visit its official website.last_img read more


Tottenham star Christian Eriksen out of Huddersfield clash with ‘small injury’

Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_img 4 4 26-year-old Paulo Gazzaniga has proven a solid pair of hands for Spurs There is evidence to suggest he has done enough to climb above Vorm in the pecking order and become Lloris’ deputy.Pochettino will decide that when all three are fit, but for now he is happy with Gazzaniga’s performance after so long in the wilderness.“Now he is number one,” the boss said. “Because it’s not Hugo. Of course we are so happy, that is why we signed him one year ago.“It is so important to have goalkeepers that can play and perform the way Paulo does. 4 “We need to assess him tomorrow. He’s doing very well,” Pochettino added.“The decision will be on Friday if he will be available to play against Huddersfield.“If not we’re going to wait until Wednesday. It depends on tomorrow.”If Lloris does not make it at Huddersfield, it will mean a third successive start for Paulo Gazzaniga, with Michel Vorm still out with a knee injury.The Argentinian, who is from the same village as his manager, had only made one senior appearance for the club prior to last week’s win at Brighton, but impressed against the Seagulls and then saved two penalties in Spurs’ Carabao Cup shootout win over Watford on Wednesday. Lloris has missed five games with a thigh problem center_img 4 “It is so tough to be a keeper and wait for your opportunity, it is not like a player in different positions that you can play five minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour.“The position is so specialist than another, it is so tough the time waiting for your opportunity.“But we are so happy because our goalkeeping coach Tony Jimenez is doing a fantastic job keeping all the keepers awake and ready to play.“It is a difficult mental situation for the keepers that aren’t playing too much but now you can see the job and they can pay back all the work in the past.” Tottenham will be without Christian Eriksen for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Huddersfield, manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed.But the Spurs boss has hinted Hugo Lloris could return, having missed five games with a thigh problem. Paulo Gazzaniga may have climbed above Michel Vorn as Spurs’ No.2 goalkeeper Eriksen picked up an abdominal injury during last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Brighton, but Pochettino is hopeful the problem is not too serious.The Danish playmaker is a key player in the Tottenham side and he will be rested this weekend ahead of next Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Barcelona.“After the game against Brighton he started to feel a small problem in his abdominal,” Pochettino explained in his pre-match press conference on Thursday.“I think it’s a small thing. I hope for next week he will be available again. For Barcelona? I hope yes.”Spurs will assess captain Lloris, who has not played since injuring his thigh at Manchester United, and he might be fit to feature in West Yorkshire.last_img read more


AC Milan reject chance to sign Chelsea star

Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY no dice Cahill, 32, is growing increasingly frustrated with his lack of first-team opportunities and the player’s representatives have begun looking at potential suitors.According to Calciomercato, the experienced defender was offered to Milan but the Serie A giants have snubbed the chance to sign him.Milan are looking to embed younger players into their squad with the club’s sporting director Leonardo not ‘entirely convinced’ with the transfer proposal. 1 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions center_img Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in action this season. Latest Football Stories REVEALED AC Milan have rejected the opportunity to sign Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, according to reports in Italy.The ex-England centre-back has made just six appearances in all competitions for Maurizio Sarri’s side this season and a January move is looking likely. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED BEST OF ADVICE Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Interest in Cahill remains rife elsewhere, however, with clubs in Turkey and Spain continuing to monitor his situation at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more


Italian side plan to make an offer for QPR man – reports

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgFiorentina are interested in signing Esteban Granero from QPR, Italian media have reported.The Serie A club are said to be planning to make an offer for him when the transfer window opens next month.Adel Taarabt will delay his decision whether to play in the Africa Cup of Nations, according to The Sun.Taarabt may not play for Morocco in the tournament in order to help QPR in their battle against relegation, it has been suggested.It has also been claimed recently that R’s midfielder Samba Diakite will snub Mali.Liverpool are poised to buy Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea and let former Blues star Joe Cole leave Anfield, the Daily Mirror reports.It is claimed Cole, who is wanted by QPR boss Harry Redknapp, is set to move on as Liverpool are keen to sign Tom Ince from Blackpool as well as Sturridge.Sturridge has been widely tipped to join the Merseyside club in a £12m deal when the transfer window opens next month.The Mirror also say Chelsea scouts are to watch Corinthians star Paulinho in action against Egyption side Al-Ahly in the Club World Cup on Wednesday.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Nicolas Pepe: Why Lille star could be Eden Hazard’s potential heir at Chelsea

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgAt the moment, there’s no player as exciting and electrifying as Eden Hazard in the Premier League.The Belgian is in complete control on the pitch. Unafraid of risks, he appears to be moving closer to his dream move to Real Madrid. If that ultimately happens, the Blues should return to Lille for his successor.Michael Emenalo wanted a change. Chelsea’s Sporting Director was tired of splashing the cash on overpriced mercenaries. To achieve this, the Nigerian borrowed some of Arsene Wenger’s handouts. After studies, he reckoned to invest in prospects rather than pedigree could ultimately yield fruits.He quickly set up an intricate scouting network across Europe. Among the multitude of young migrants to Stamford Bridge was promising 21-year-old Hazard. The Belgian was captured from Lille after three incredible seasons. Hazard was a different breed, he oozed greatness all over.He was something special. Most experts in football predictions didn’t expect this. He could dash pass defenders, leaving them trailing in his wake. At just a little above 5 ft, the Belgian wasn’t the strongest nor tallest. Yet like most diminutive players, he possessed exceptional technique and intellect.Embed from Getty ImagesNearly seven years after, the Blues will do themselves good to return to Stade Pierre-Mauroy for Hazard’s potential replacement.There lies another untapped precious jewel capable of following the footsteps of Real-bound Hazard. He is Nicolas Pepe.Pepe’s career kicked off around the same time as Hazard joined Chelsea. The Ivorian’s breakthrough came at French fifth Division side, Pointers. A dazzler with an eye for goal, Pepe’s remarkable artistry sprung forth from the onset. He only got nine chances to prove his worth and didn’t disappoint. Not only was Pepe expressive and entertaining, but he also grabbed two goals.That sparring game time was enough to lure Angers – a side four divisions above in the Ligue 1. But at Stade Raymond Kopa, Pepe needed to bide his time patiently with the reserve team. He had to convince everyone at the club. It took the Ivorian three years, including a spell on loan at Orleans.Pepe was welcomed back to the first team and, just one season later he swapped clubs again. This time he moved to Lille. Last season, he was the standout performer in a poor Lille side that flirted with relegation.Although known to operate through the middle as a central striker or number 10, Pepe is more effective on the flank. Standing at 6ft tall, he is a dangerous presence in the box, providing a direct threat himself or laying on chances for others to finish.Pepe has enjoyed a blistering start to the Ligue 1 season with Lille. He has scored six goals and set up six others in nine Ligue 1 games, including a hat-trick in a 3-2 win over Amiens.Pepe’s tally of 12 combined goals and assists is, in fact, more than PSG superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe (both 11), bought for a combined €400m, have managed in the same period. That’s three more than Hazard’s nine.Many Premier League predictions expect Pepe to be able to maintain his form and be the one player to keep an eye on. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndoBuzz Noble11 Non Surgical Treatments For Back PainBuzz NobleUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture Sets The Record Straight Over Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsTrading BlvdUndoRelocation Target11 Most Luxurious Hotels That Will Surprise YouRelocation TargetUndoletstock.netForget Cryptocurrencies: These Are The Top Companies You Should Have Invested In 10 Years Agoletstock.netUndoAmazingWomanMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldAmazingWomanMagUndoMuama EnenceGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesMuama EnenceUndolast_img read more


Springboks meet the queen

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img14 October 2015The Queen of England hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace in London for the Rugby World Cup at which guests included players, officials and supporters, on 12 October.Prince Harry addressed the guests and commended everyone involved in the Rugby World Cup. (Image: Kensington Palace, Twitter)“It has been one of the most competitive and entertaining World Cups ever,” Prince Harry told guests. “This evening, we would like to thank all of you for making England 2015 such a successful and enjoyable tournament for everybody.“You are helping inspire children of all backgrounds to get involved with the game, the game we all love.”Springbok star Bryan Habana got on to the royal selfie cam. “For the royal Twitter feed, getting on the selfie cam is pretty amazing, a massive privilege to have been in close proximity to the queen. Didn’t get to curtsy or bow at her, got to be shoulder to shoulder with Prince Harry so a massive honour, massive privilege and I’m grateful for the opportunity so thank you very much.”Watch the video he shot here:I’m here at #BuckinghamPalace for the #RWC2015 reception@BryanHabana@Springbokspic.twitter.com/cXFGYGrw1U— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 12, 2015Victor Matfield said it was fantastic to be inside the palace. “I’ve been here a few times, but outside the gate, taking pics of the guards outside the gate,” he said. “Being in here is just fantastic. I met the queen quickly, had a nice chat with Prince Harry.”See Matfield’s spin in Buckingham Palace on the selfie cam:In a spin at#BuckinghamPalaceAn incredible evening!#RWC2015@VictorMatfield@Springbokspic.twitter.com/Q1hgUHnYaU— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy)October 12, 2015South Africa takes on Wales in a quarter-final match on Saturday, 17 October at 5pm.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more


When to Be Directive

Posted On Dec 9 2019 by

first_imgMy son is taking Algebra II. The class is part of the Common Core curriculum, and as such, the teacher is not allowed to instruct him. Instead, he has to work with three of his peers to teach himself Algebra II. He is having a difficult time.When to Be Non-DirectiveNon-directive approaches to development are particularly powerful when the person being developed has the experience and the subject matter expertise to be able to solve their own problem. Nudging and nurturing them to find their own solutions is powerful.It cures them of any learned helplessness. It creates an independent person instead of a dependent. It allows them to exercise their resourcefulness, their creativity, and their personal power.A lot of times, simply listening to a person describe their problem and asking them, “What are you going to do,” and listening to them describe their choices and their plan is all the help they really need.When Non-Directive Approaches FailBut non-directive approaches are wrong for people who don’t have the experience or the subject matter domain to know how to solve their own problems. They don’t have enough experience to know how to solve their own problems. They learn more when you are directive, when you teach, when you demonstrate, and when you instruct them.This approach allows you to give them the experience to learn the lesson and to practice on their own. It can also create independence.Which Approach and Why?The decision as to when to be directive and when to non-directive is pretty straightforward. When the person has the experience and the subject matter knowledge necessary, non-directive is a good choice. When the person lacks what they need to know to be able to learn, you need to provide them with direction and the experience and knowledge necessary.My son is responsible for getting his grade up. I have been very directive in pointing him to Khan Academy so that he can be instructed on the material he needs to know to improve his grade. I’ve also been very directive in explaining that it is his responsibility to learn the material, regardless of the obstacles, and regardless of things beyond his control. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more


Masked men attack priests in Meghalaya

Posted On Dec 3 2019 by

first_imgA group of masked men on Wednesday assaulted two priests in a Meghalaya church before ransacking the premises and fleeing with ₹1.25 lakh, the police said. A police complaint filed by Denis T. Sangma, parish priest of St. Dominic Savio Mission at Garobadha in West Garo Hills district, said the group of 20 men, speaking broken Garo language, broke into the mission’s church at 1.15 a.m. during a power cut, tied up assistant parish priest Rev Thomas John and preacher Daniel M. Sangma, and attacked them with iron rods. The miscreants then ransacked the church, took ₹1.25 lakh and two smart phones and fled when another priest sounded the alarm, the FIR said.The police said the ransacking of the church was similar to the attack on three other churches across the Garo Hills of the State.last_img read more


Gilas gets break: Iran resting Haddadi

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgHaddadi embraces this time to rest to also allow younger players to develop.“They are young and need to be in camp for practice,” he went on. “If we want the national team to improve and be stronger, we should trust the young players and give them more time.”Iran has won five of the last eight editions of the Jones Cup and this would be the second straight year—if ever—that Haddadi would miss the multi-nation event.Gilas Pilipinas plays nine games in as many days starting Saturday against a club team from Canada and would wind up that hectic schedule—in what could go down as a game for the championship—against the Iranians on July 23.There’s no doubt that with Andray Blatche not in the roster and with PBA veterans not included, Gilas doesn’t have one man that can match up one-on-one with Haddadi.ADVERTISEMENT The Jones Cup also doesn’t count and with the event to be played starting this weekend in Chinese Taipei, Haddadi could also be skipping the event to get some injuries to heal and be 100 percent for Iran in the home-and-away games.“After the Fiba Asia Challenge last year, I had an injury and had to rest, but I still needed to play with Sichuan in China,” Fiba.com quoted the 7-foot-2 Haddadi, a former Memphis Grizzlies player in the NBA.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 stars“My injury got worse after, and now I need to rest this summer and be ready for the Asia Qualifiers,” he said.The Fiba Asia, which will be the regional championship, is slated Aug. 8 to 20 in Beirut, Lebanon. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hamed Haddadi, left, Mehdi Kamrani, middle, and Nikkhah Bahrami share a laugh while heading back to the bench. Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas’ path to the Jones Cup Invitational championship got a boost after reports that Iranian center Hamed Haddadi might skip events for his national team to focus on the World Cup Qualifying tournaments next year.Fiba.com reported on Tuesday that Haddadi, easily one of the most dominant centers in the region in the last decade, would not be playing for Iran in the Fiba Asia Championship, an event that doesn’t count in the Qualifying process.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines is actually the defending champion in the Jones Cup after thumping everyone with a team made up of several Americans, including former NBA All-Rookie Team member Al Thornton, last year.In 2012, LA Tenorio was named MVP after Gilas defeated Team USA in the final day as Chot Reyes became the first Filipino coach to win the tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera El Nido residents told to vacate beach homescenter_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ View comments PH volleyball team names official spokespersons China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES 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 Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more