James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken READ: ‘He’s human’: Cavs coach defends LeBron after ‘weird’ loss Cleveland got off to a fast start and built a 41-33 lead on a dunk by James early in the second quarter. Durant appeared to commit his third foul on the play, but the officials let it go and the game quickly turned.The Warriors responded with a 28-4 run for a lead they never gave up after that. The Cavs offense stagnated during that stretch as Cleveland missed 9 of 11 shots from the field, turned the ball over three times and had two missed free throws from Kevin Love.“You can’t turn the basketball over, you can’t take bad shots because you don’t have floor balance,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “They’re so fast, they get out in transition. It’s tough to get back and get matched, especially with their speed.”READ: LeBron says he’d want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammatesThe game-changing spurt ended with a scuffle when Golden State’s David West shoved Irving as he tried to grab the ball away. Thompson and Smith confronted West and all three of those players received technical fouls.James hit a 3-pointer on the next possession and the Cavs didn’t go away, cutting a 17-point deficit to three in the opening minute of the fourth quarter with help from Smith’s 25 points.But unlike last year’s comeback when they took advantage of Harrison Barnes’ offensive struggles, Durant answered every charge during a 39-point night and Cleveland will need to find new answers if these teams meet in a fourth straight Finals next season.“Teams and franchises are going to be trying to figure out ways that they can put personnel together, the right group of guys together to be able to hopefully compete against this team,” James said. “They’re assembled as good as you can assemble, and I played against some really, really good teams that was assembled perfectly, and they’re right up there.” 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs7.3K viewsNewsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken OAKLAND, California — As confetti fell on the court, LeBron James gave Kevin Durant a long embrace and congratulatory words before walking off the court with his head held high despite a fifth career NBA Finals loss.After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals MVP Durant.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Cavs managed to stave off elimination once in this series with a 137-116 win in Game 4 at home but couldn’t pull off another improbable comeback this year.LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPREAD: LeBron sets record for most triples-doubles in NBA Finals“We were able to get them last year, and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen,” James said. “They did a great job, their front office and their players, by doing that recruiting, the things that they did in the summertime, and obviously it paid dividends.”James had a spectacular series, averaging 33.6 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists but it wasn’t enough. When it was over, James went straight to congratulate Durant, who got revenge for losing the title with Oklahoma City to James’ Miami Heat five years ago.“Some people would say that he’s on the toe of — like he’s on the line of greatness,” Irving said. “But that guy is way over. Man, he’s freaking awesome.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Cignal back on winning track with rout of AMA Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I have no reason to put my head down,” James said. “I have no reason to look back at what I could have done or what I shouldn’t have done or what I could have done better for the team. I left everything I had out on the floor every single game for five games in this Finals, and you come up short.”READ: LeBron’s legacy assured but Jordan’s might glow brighterFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames had 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists and Kyrie Irving added 26 points but the Cavs never could dig out of a hole created by a second-quarter barrage and ended their season with a 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.Cleveland has now lost two of the three showdowns in this Finals trilogy. Their one title came last year when the Cavs became the first NBA team to rally from a 3-1 Finals deficit to deliver the city its first major championship since 1964. 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N. Srinivasan can contest election for ICC president, says Supreme Court

first_imgIndian cricket board president N. Srinivasan can go ahead and participate in the election for ICC president as the Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a plea by the Cricket Association of Bihar to restrain him from joining the polls.Declining to pass any order, the apex court bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice C. Nagappan said the earlier “order of the court was clear and there was no conflict”.The election of the International Cricket Council (ICC) is scheduled for June 27.The court was referring to an apex court’s earlier order by which it appointed legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as the interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to look after Indian Premier League (IPL)-2014 and asked BCCI senior vice president Shiv Lal Yadav to look after other affairs of the board.The court has divested Srinivasan from functioning as the BCCI president in the wake of the allegation of betting and spot-fixing against several people, including some cricketers and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan.On May 22, the apex court declined to entertain Srinivasan’s plea for restoration of his power to functions as the chief of the apex cricketing body in India.Srinivasan sought the modification of the order divesting him from discharging the functions as the BCCI’s head. By its March 28 order, the court named Gavaskar as the interim president to look after the IPL-2014 and Shiv Lal Yadav to take care of other affairs of the board.The court by its May 16 order, while appointing Justice Mukul Mudgal to probe the allegations of betting and spot-fixing, said it would hold further hearing on the matter in September and till then Gavaskar and Shiv Lal Yadav would continue to exercise the powers of the BCCI president.advertisementlast_img read more

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10 days agoFrance great Fernandez: Giroud must leave Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say France great Fernandez: Giroud must leave Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrance great Luis Fernandez says Olivier Giroud needs to leave Chelsea.Giroud has struck in both of France’s games this week, but Fernandez feels he could be doing much more for the Les Bleus if he was playing consistently at club level.He explained: “I think he will leave Chelsea this winter, he has to leave. “If he does not find a new club, it may be complicated. You have to play and have rhythm. “There will certainly be a discussion with Didier (Deschamps, France coach).” last_img read more

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Mourinho and the team are united Man Utd vicechairman

first_imgFor Ed Woodward, the English Premier League giants are united and working together to get the best results possible in all competitionsManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has insisted that there’s no division at the club.There have been many rumors about how Jose Mourinho has had problems with the different Red Devils footballers.But for Woodward, the club is really united.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“On the pitch, we remain well positioned in the Champions League, and although we’ve had a mixed start to our domestic campaign, the squad and manager are fully united in their determination to regain our momentum in the Premier League,” he told Sky Sports.“Over the summer we had a good pre-season tour to the US and while we couldn’t have all of the first-team squad with us, due to many of our players advancing deep into the knockout stage of the World Cup, it provided a good opportunity for many of our emerging prospects to experience being part of the first-team set-up.”“We’re looking forward to a number of them making the successful transition to the first-team, like many before them, including Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira of the current squad,” he added.“Our financial strength enables us to continue to attract and retain top players and to invest in our academy, as we look to drive the success on the pitch that the club and our fans expect,” Woodward said.”last_img read more

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Perisic thanks critics after failed Arsenal move

first_imgIvan Perisic has spoken out on the recent criticism he received from some fans after his failed move to Arsenal FCPerisic broke the silence on his birthday by sending a message to a section of Inter Milan fans saying: “Thank you for the praise and the criticism. Both are my fuels.”The Croatia international has somewhat been frozen out of the club following his protracted move to Arsenal that didn’t materialise.According to Football Italia, Perisic could well play this evening against Bologna at San Siro and is expected to receive a frosty welcome from the supporters.Meanwhile, he broke his silence on Instagram and just after his 30th birthday.Ivan Perisic seemingly extending a olive branch to Inter fans on Instagram as he turns 30 after failing to get his move to Arsenal in the January transfer window. #AFC pic.twitter.com/2A3wnJIyDM— Yousef Teclab (@yousef_teclab) February 3, 2019Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“They say hitting your thirties is like entering the golden age… Walking into this stage of my life with 0 ****s given.“On a more serious note, I sincerely thank you for all the positive B-Day wishes.“Thank you for the praise but also thank you for the criticism. Both of them are my fuels.”Inter Milan are struggling for form at the moment following their painful exit from the Coppa Italia against Lazio in a penalty shoot-out.The Milan based side are equally struggling on the League front with only one point registered in Serie A since they returned from the winter break.last_img read more

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Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye A Champion for Life

first_img Related Items:Champion for Life, Grand Turk long jumper’s story to be shared on campus at Kansas State University, Ifaenyichukwu Otuonye Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 11, 2016 – Ifeanyi is a Kansas State University & Big XII Conference “Champion for life’ for the 2015-2016 academic year!  In a letter to our super star, national record holding long jumper, Ifaenyichukwu Otuonye learns that his work ethic, his spirit and his determination as an outstanding student-athlete is counted as ‘remarkable’.The letter is posted to his Instagram and comes from the Commissioner of the Big XII of top college athletics.  The Commissioner, Bobby Bowlsby tells Ifeanyi that the honour includes a spotlight on his life, his story and will be shared with the Campus Community and the world.This is the first year for this Big XII Conference initiative.  Ifeanyi, obviously proud of the accomplishment, posted the letter with… “My name is Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye & I’m a Champion for Life.” Also featured at the website as a ‘Champion for Life’ is #6 NBA draft pick, Chavano ‘Buddy’ Heild of The Bahamas.  Both men are just 22 years old.last_img read more

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Dunne Stones can become worldclass

first_imgFormer Manchester City defender Richard Dunne believes John Stones as the potential within him to become one of the world’s greatest centre-backsFollowing his £47.5m from Everton in 2016, Stones has made 95 appearances for City with manager Pep Guardiola praising his versatility this season which has enabled him to play in multiple positions.Stones, who is regarded as a ball-playing central defender, has been compared to the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Jerome Boateng and Gerard Pique.And Dunne has no doubts that Stones will one day reach the same kind level that will justify the comparisons with these world-class defenders.“I think he has the potential [to be world-class],” said Dunne on the club website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“When he’s playing with England, they’re helping him by building a side around him.“He was unfairly criticised when he first came because he was young and he was bound to make mistakes. It takes time to fit into what Pep wants from him.“But with the benefit of a couple of years he has improved and will continue to improve and there’s no reason why he can’t be one of the best centre-halves in the world.”City will be back in action away to Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Sunday.last_img read more

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Every footballers dream is to play in the Champions League Under

first_imgThe Turkish footballer has spent 18 months with Roma in the Italian Lega Serie A and he feels well adjusted to the team now.Turkish right winger Cengiz Under started his professional career with Altinordu in 2014 in the Turkish second division.But his good performances at the club gained him a transfer to the Turkish Super Lig team Istanbul Basaksehir.And after only one season, he moved to Roma in the Italian Lega Serie A in 2017.“We have made it to the round of 16 and will play Porto on Tuesday. It will be a difficult game and we will do our best to win,” he said to the UEFA official website.“I hope we can beat them and match or even surpass the success we had last year.”“We want to reach the quarter-finals; we showed that we could do this last year by reaching the semi-finals and knocking out Barcelona. We can also do the same this year,” he added.“Every footballer’s dream is to play in the Champions League. As a child, I could only watch the first halves of the games shown at 21:45 in Turkey; I would have to go to bed before the second half.”“The most memorable game for me was the 2005 Liverpool v AC Milan final that ended 3-3 and then went to penalties. It was a very big match that was played in Istanbul,” he recalled.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Before I came here [in the summer of 2017] I was in pre-season with Basaksehir in Slovenia.”“I was waiting for some news from my agent during the night and could not sleep after I had received it,” he continued.“I had to return to Istanbul in the morning to pack my bags and fly out to Rome. I was extremely nervous. One of my biggest dreams was to play in one of Europe’s biggest teams and I was able to turn this into reality by signing for Roma.”“When I first arrived, the team were on tour in the United States and I stayed in Rome because I didn’t have a visa,” he explained.“I was going to have my first training session and [sporting director] Monchi asked me to come into the changing room.”“When I arrived, Francesco Totti was there, and I felt very nervous. We took a picture and I when I got back home I put that picture up on social media. He is every footballer’s idol, including mine,” he concluded.Çalışkanlığını ve yeteneklerini biliyorum, umarım şans da asla peşini bırakmaz kardeşim. Hem @ibfk2014’e hem de sana hayırlı olsun! Her zaman arkandayız, takipteyiz @AlicanOzfesli! pic.twitter.com/me6rl4Otwo— Cengiz Ünder (@cengizunder) January 9, 2019last_img read more

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Soldotna Has Selected A New City Manager

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council conducted interviews for the new City Manager yesterday, January  25. Queen has been serving as the Interim City Manager since October 2017, when previous City Manager Mark Dixson resigned from the position. According to a release from the Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson, after conducting City Manager interviews during a Special Council Meeting, the council unanimously approved a motion to offer the position of City Manager to Interim City Manager Stephanie Queen.last_img read more

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1st Commercial Launch Scheduled For Alaska Aerospace Complex

first_imgWhile government launches will continue at the spaceport — a Department of Defense missile launch is planned for later this year — commercial spaceflight will factor prominently in the company’s future, Campbell said. Alaska Aerospace has launched 19 rockets in collaboration with government agencies including NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the Missile Defense Agency since the spaceport opened in 1998. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak will be launching its first commercial spaceflight next month, Alaska Aerospace CEO Craig Campbell said. Sources with knowledge of the industry have refused to name the company that will launch in April due to a non-disclosure agreement, the Daily Mirror reported. But the launch will not be from Vector Space Systems or Rocket Lab — two companies that have known contracts with Alaska Aerospace. “The market is primed for satellites that need to launch from places with high latitudes like us,” Campbell said. “That’s why we’re working right now with four different launch companies in that market.” The Kodiak spaceport’s polar location is particularly beneficial for satellites meant for imaging and navigation. Satellites in polar orbits travel at lower altitudes and have relatively short orbital periods, allowing information to be relayed quickly, according to Germany’s national research center for earth sciences. In preparation for the launch, berms are in place to protect the launch pad and surrounding facilities. A glass structure has been placed on top of a shipping container, which will serve as a mission control center. But in recent years, the publicly owned corporation has partnered with commercial launch companies amid the growth of the private spaceflight industry. Vector aims to utilize these advantages. Later this year, the company will be launching two PocketQube satellites, according to a March 8 press release. PocketQubes are 5 centimeters squared — about the size of an apple. The Coast Guard has notified mariners of the launch, which is scheduled for some time between April 6-13, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Monday. “In the next two to three years, I see expanding opportunities for commercial launches in Alaska,” he said.last_img read more

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