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Rozier takes over as Celtics down Sixers in second round opener

first_imgRozier’s 29-point haul included 21 points from three-point range, a 77.8 conversion percentage from outside the arc.Rozier credited his form to a determined training regime launched last year.“Up early every day. Putting in a lot of work, watching a lot of film. A lot of hard work over the summer,” Rozier said.“We got together yesterday and we had a plan. No matter who it is out there, we’re going to play hard and take care of business.”Sixers coach Brett Brown was left to reflect on a below-par night for his team while acknowledging the Celtics had simply been better.“We did have an off night shooting but a lot of that you can attribute to their good defense and them getting to our shooters,” Brown said.“We give them credit. I never really felt we were in the game. It sure felt like we were playing a good team today.“But defensively, offensively, this isn’t who we are. This was a poor game from us. We’re going to have to fix some things.”Game two takes place in Boston on Thursday. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) celebrates his three-point shot against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first quarter of Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, April 30, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Terry Rozier scored 29 points as Boston outmuscled Philadelphia 117-101 to win the opening game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Monday.Rozier was the top scorer in a dazzling Celtics offensive display at the TD Garden, with Al Horford and Jayson Tatum also making hefty contributions.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Horford finished with 26 points while Tatum added 28 points as Boston surged into a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with a statement victory.Horford later praised Rozier’s superb contribution. “I’ve always seen that potential in Terry. I just think he’s taken advantage of the opportunity,” Horford said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s a great experience for him to come into a play-off game of this magnitude and have such a great game,” Horford added.“I just think defensively we did a great job tonight, really containing them and just trying to play with pace at the other end.” P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Wolves can be proud of playoffs; road to return has potholes The third-seeded Sixers had advanced to the semi-finals after a confident demolition of Miami in the opening round.But the Celtics lineup look to be a vastly more challenging proposition for the Sixers, who saw Joel Embiid score 31 points while pulling down 13 rebounds.J.J. Redick had 20 points for the Sixers, while point guard Ben Simmons had 18 points from 41 minutes on the court.Yet it was the shooting prowess of Celtics ace Rozier that caught the eye as the 24-year-old point guard kept Boston firmly on track for a well-earned win.Boston, who advanced to the semi-finals after a grueling seven-game series win over Milwaukee, have regrouped superbly after a slew of injuries which means they are without stars Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Aguero rescues draw at Lyon as Man City reach last 16

first_imgCornet struck again with nine minutes to play as Lyon looked on course to inflict their second defeat on City this season, but Aguero promptly glanced home at a corner to give the visitors the point they needed to reach the last 16.Lyon must avoid defeat away to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final game to join City in the next round after the Ukrainians won 3-2 at Hoffenheim to keep alive their hopes of progressing from Group F.Nabil Fekir shook off a groin complaint that resurfaced in Friday’s win over bitter rivals Saint-Etienne to captain Lyon, who stunned City 2-1 in the opening round of matches in September — their only loss this season.City coach Pep Guardiola made the trip without Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan or Gabriel Jesus due to injury, but he elected against handing a rare start to 18-year-old midfielder Phil Foden who was named among the substitutes.Cornet fluffed an early headed chance from a corner, although his miss was considerably less glaring than Memphis Depay’s after 13 minutes, when the Dutch forward failed to make sufficient contact from the Ivorian’s cross with the goal gaping.– Unstoppable Cornet –Lyon nearly paid the price immediately as City launched an attack of their own that forced Anthony Lopes to plunge down to low to keep out a side-footed effort from Riyad Mahrez.Ferland Mendy earned his first France cap in last week’s friendly with Uruguay, and it was a bursting run in behind Kyle Walker from the wing-back that presented Cornet with another magnificent chance.Mendy’s cross was met with a heavy touch by Cornet but one that wrong-footed Ederson, only for the forward to lose his footing as he looked destined to fire Lyon ahead, instead skying over the crossbar under pressure from Laporte.Cornet went even closer just before half-time as Depay scampered away down the left flank and hung a deep cross towards the far post that the former volleyed first time, the ball skipping off the turf before smacking against the bar.Mahrez again tested Lopez moments later with a low strike from distance, but Lyon eventually grabbed a deserved breakthrough 10 minutes into the second half.Depay collected a raking crossfield pass deep down the left before floating the ball towards Cornet on the right, where the Ivorian drifted in and hammered an unstoppable left-footed effort into the far corner from 20 yards.Lopes produced a stunning reflex save to claw away a Sergio Aguero header from close range, but City needed just seven minutes to pull level, Laporte nodding in after Raheem Sterling’s free-kick was flicked on by David Silva.-Lyon switch off Lyon then switched off right after the restart to almost gift City the lead, as Leroy Sane’s scuffed shot was spilled by Lopes who rolled over to scoop the ball up off the line just in time.The hosts regrouped though and regained the lead on 81 minutes when Depay slid a pass through for Cornet who slipped the ball under an advancing Ederson.But after twice conceding injury-time equalisers against Hoffenheim, Lyon were again unable to hold on as Aguero headed in a Mahrez corner just two minutes later to seal City’s place in the knockout draw.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Argentinian forward Sergio Aguero (centre) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their Uefa Champions League Group F match against Olympique Lyonnais at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France, on November 27, 2018.LYON, France, Nov 28 – Sergio Aguero grabbed a late equaliser to send Manchester City through to the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Lyon.Maxwel Cornet curled in a stunning strike to give Lyon the lead on 55 minutes at the Groupama Stadium before Aymeric Laporte headed Premier League leaders City level shortly after.last_img read more

SA Airlink to fly straight to bush lodges

first_img5 May 2015Visitors to South Africa’s most luxurious lodges in Mpumalanga can now fly directly to their destination from almost anywhere in the world thanks to a new service from independent airline SA Airlink.SA Airlink signed a deal with Nedbank Capital in April, which will see the privately owned airline acquire four new Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. These will be used to fly passengers to upmarket lodges in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Nedbank Capital said in a statement issued in April.SA Airlink, which is in a strategic alliance with SA Airways (SAA), is a feeder airline specifically aimed at linking the smaller towns, regional centres and hubs throughout South Africa. According to its website, the airline currently carries more than 1-million passengers a year on more than 35 000 flights.Roger Foster, the chief executive of SA Airlink, said the airline had been involved in building up Skukuza Airport near Kruger National Park, which had created awareness among international travellers of the options when travelling to Sabi Sands, Business Day reported on Tuesday.Mpumalanga’s Skukuza Airport reopened in 2014, which was facilitated by SA Airlink “as part of a broader plan to introduce “seamless connectivity and convenience for national and international tourists wanting to visit the Kruger National Park area”, the statement said.The four lodges are: Ulusaba, Singita, Arathusa, and Londolozi.The acquisition of the Cessna aircraft was the final step in SA Airlink’s plan to grow its well-established feeder flight network by adding flights directly to a number of the most popular game lodge destinations in South Africa.Foster said passengers would be able to use the SAA flight reservations facility to arrange their flights all the way to their final destination.SA Airlink’s code franchising agreement with SAA removes “the hassle of having to arrange separate road shuttle services or complicated secondary aircraft charters from the main centres to their end-destinations”, he said.According to a report by the World Travel & Tourism Council, travel and tourism directly contributed more than 640 000 jobs and more than R103-billion of South Africa’s total GDP in 2013, James Geldenhuys, head of aircraft finance for Nedbank Capital, said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

U.P. Cabinet okays Prayagraj

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday adopted the proposal to rename the historical city of Allahabad as Prayagraj, a move opposed by the Opposition parties in the State.The State government said it was only restoring an old name to the city. Today, the BJP government had rectified the mistake made by Akbar,” a BJP spokesperson said.Keeping in view the feelings and emotions of the people, Allahabad had been renamed Prayagraj by our government. Five hundred years ago, the name of the place was Prayagraj as it was at the Triveni Sangam [a confluence of three rivers],” Mr. Adityanath said later in Gorakhpur.“Those who are opposing this are not aware of their history, culture and traditions and we can’t have hopes from them,” he told presspersons during at visit to the Budhiya Mata temple in Gorakhpur. There are many Prayags on the bank of the sacred rivers coming from the Himalayas, but this place is Prayagraj (the leading one among them), the Chief Minister said.Before the CentreThe proposal would now go to the Centre before the city is officially renamed, though an Uttar Pradesh Minister seemed to suggest the change had already come into effect.“I am happy to say Allahabad will now be known as Prayagraj,” senior Uttar Pradesh Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh told presspersons after the Cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister. “The government has announced this decision. It has come into effect from today, Mr. Singh said. “There is a process to carry out changes and the departments concerned will undertake it.” The State government would write to the Centre, he said.Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav had earlier criticised the move.The Congress had also opposed it, saying the name change ignored the history of Allahabad, which played a significant role during the Independence struggle.Congress spokesperson Onkar Singh said the region where Kumbh Mela was held was already called Prayagraj. The State government could make that a separate city but Allahabad’s name should not be changed.However, Mr. Siddhartha Nath Singh said the move would help highlight Indian culture internationally.last_img read more