Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Borrego said Lamb was “fantastic,” and now wants to see him bring that same aggressive attack-the-basket mentality every night.“This is where I see Jeremy helping us,” Borrego said. “I think he fits in that starting unit. … I loved his aggressiveness tonight, getting to the rim. I think he got to the paint more than anybody tonight. If people want to put two guys on Kemba (Walker) that’s his time to attack and a lot of his attacks and aggressiveness now are in transition.”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 ChrissBorrego said his only concern with Lamb entering the season was if he could guard the opposing team’s shooter night after night. He’s had some help so far from Nic Batum, but it’s clear he has improved in that area.“Night after night at the two guard position you have to be ready to guard,” Lamb said. “I’ve been working to try to keep getting better on both ends of the floor. Defensively is a big thing I need to work on, and I’m gonna keep working.” Two-time All-Star Kemba Walker had 18 points and Malik Monk added 16 for the Hornets, who improved to .500 on the season. Charlotte had balanced scoring throughout, with seven players finishing in double digits, including five off the bench.J.R. Smith scored 14 points for the struggling Cavaliers (1-8), who are playing without the injured Kevin Love and put up very little resistance on defense.The Hornets looked sluggish early on, but broke the game open late in the third behind a 26-11 run that made it a 20-point game.Tony Parker, who has been a big addition for the Hornets as a player and as a leader of the second team, led the way during the key stretch, scoring on a pair of floaters and then delivering a perfect alley-oop pass to Monk, who soared above the rim after losing his man on a backdoor cut.Unlike Thursday night, when the Hornets surrendered a 19-point third quarter lead to Russell Westbrook and the Thunder, Charlotte had no intention of letting this one slip away. They quickly extended the lead to 29 points when Walker knocked down his fourth 3-pointer with 7:14 remaining in the game. He exited the game shortly after.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal FILE PHOTO – MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 20: Jeremy Lamb #3 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on October 20, 2018 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — This was the effort Hornets coach James Borrego was hoping to get from Jeremy Lamb when he named him the team’s starting shooting guard before the season.Lamb had a season-high 19 points and eight rebounds, and Charlotte made light work of the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning 126-94 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Embiid scores 39 points, Philadelphia beats Detroit 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 TIP INSCavaliers: Were outrebounded 49-28. … Kyle Korver had 11 points, with three 3-pointers.Hornets: Owner Michael Jordan took in the game courtside, sitting at the end of the Hornets’ bench. … David Tepper, the owner of the other major sports franchise in the city, the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, also attended the game.BENCH GETTING IT DONEThe Hornets entered the game second in the NBA in bench scoring and got it done again against the Cavs with five reserves scoring in double digits. Borrego said he feels like the second unit is establishing an identity, adding that “I love our bench.”“They are playing with haste, playing with urgency,” Borrego said. “Tony Parker understands what we’re trying to get done offensively and getting Malik Monk in the right spots.”DIFFERENT LOOKSCavaliers acting head coach Larry Drew used several different combinations on the floor throughout the night, but nothing seemed to work.“This team is obviously going in a different direction than it’s been the last four years,” Drew said of the post-LeBron James era. “As a coach, you still have to find what works. And right now I don’t know what works for this team. Trying to mix it up and give it a different look as far as playing guys and different combinations. ”UP NEXT Cavaliers: At Orlando on Monday.Hornets: Host Atlanta on Tuesday. 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Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Subtle Grand Slam boost for Beermen 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ JPV missed starters Camelo Tacusalme and top scorer Takumi Uesato due to injuries and coach Dan Padernal believes it proved to be a huge factor for the Marikina side.“It would have been a different story if Uesato played,” said Padernal.Meanwhile, Kaya FC Makati secured a crucial away win at the expense of 10-man Davao Aguilas, 5-1, at Davao Del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City on Sunday.Joven Bedic bagged a brace for Kaya, while Alfred Osei, Eric Giganto and Kenshiro Daniels found the back of the net for Kaya, which climbed to fourth spot with 17 points.Bedic scored from close range in the 20th minute, but Nikola Grubjesic struck four minutes after the break for the equalizer.ADVERTISEMENT James Younghusband came off the bench to power FC Meralco, 2-1, on Saturday night and extend its lead at the top of the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Coming in for midfielder Simon Greatwich at the hour mark, Younghusband rose highest to glance home a throw-in from Tyler Matas for the winning goal in the 67th minute.ADVERTISEMENT The match tilted back to Kaya’s favor when Jason Cordova was sent off in the 55th minute for a nasty challenge on Marwin Angeles.Kaya quickly capitalized with Osei heading home off a corner three minutes later, before Bedic grabbed his second with another clinical finish.Daniels sealed the rout with a 35-yard free kick to the top corner as Kaya rolled to its most convincing win of the season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next An own goal from defender Masaki Yanagawa in the 23rd minute put the Sparks in front, before a well-worked JPV counterattack finished off by Satoshi Otomo five minutes later made it 1-1.The dogfight continued well into the second half until Younghusband came in and provided the aerial threat that the Sparks needed to break the deadlock.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 starsMeralco limited JPV to a single chance late on when Takashi Odawara fired a volley off target from just outside the box.The result strengthened Meralco’s hold of top spot with 23 points, five ahead of JPV, which saw its five-match winning streak snapped by the same Meralco side that beat them, 1-0, last May 20.“Our bench was the difference,” said Meralco coach Aris Caslib. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments
Rank outsider Feliciano Lopez of Spain buried eighth seed Andy Roddick under a hailstorm of aces as he won 7-6 (7/ 2), 7-6 (7/ 2), 6-4 to enter the fourth round at The Championships on Friday.At a time when millions of dollars spent on the sport by the United States Tennis Association are yielding no results, Roddick was a big hope for the Americans.But the way Lopez, who had lost seven times in a row before this to Roddick, cranked up his serve and won a pair of tie-breakers was proof he was going to do the damage.That it happened as early as the third round at Wimbledon will rankle Roddick as he was never able to generate the pace and settle into a rhythm.Watching left-handed Lopez in action was a delight, though had this been the Wimbledon of yesteryears, with the ball zipping off the surface and staying low, the Spaniard would have found it tough.For Roddick, this was the 11th straight appearance at this venue, and there was more hype than hope of him doing well.At a time when the top four in men’s section fancy their chances of winning the title, Roddick had to do something big this fortnight.Having lost three finals to Roger Federer at Wimbledon, Roddick will remain one of the enigmas who couldn’t seal a title here.His aggression was muffled on this day as the bearded Lopez, sporting a white headband and tied ponytail, could play the big shots when he needed them most. Proof of it was the two tie- breaks where Roddick came short.advertisementApart from the 28 aces which Lopez rifled in, he kept the unforced errors to a miserly seven. The angles he conjured up from the backcourt and midcourt added to his repertoire.”It’s definitely a great win for me. I had never beaten him before, so this is important for me as it comes at Wimbledon,” said Lopez.”I played a tough match against Roddick at Queen’s where I lost in the third round. He managed to do something there.”So at what stage did Lopez think he would win?” Even at two sets to love, I knew Andy was going to be there. I finally realised I had won when I shook hands with Andy. I knew I had won,” added the modest Lopez.”I had a couple of good years before this at Wimbledon but this is unbelievable. When I came into the locker room, my coaches told me I played solid and otherwise I wouldn’t have won two tiebreaks,” said Lopez.”For my game, this grass suits well. Everything was working for me today. And to win the first set was important. It was an unbelievable match,” he summed up.Roddick was gracious in defeat.”He played well and served well. He mixed up his serves well.”In the ladies’ section, the big casualty was No. 2 seed Vera Zvonareva, who went down 2- 6, 3- 6 to 32nd seed Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.Top seed Caroline Wozniacki needed to tighten her game in the closing stages to defeat Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano 6-1, 6-3 to enter the third round on Court 2.Razzano, who defeated Sania Mirza in the first round, produces some good tennis towards the end but it did not suffice.After the match, Wozniacki stirred up the debate over who plays on the bigger courts.”I think I deserve to play on one of the bigger courts. Obviously, everyone wants to play in there. It’s up to the tournament to decide where we’re going to play,” she said.Asked how it felt to play on grass, Wozniacki said: ” I think I’m playing well on grass. You know, I’m serving well. I’m moving well. I move the ball around well.”For Venus Williams, it was a stroll in the park as she defeated Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-0, 6-2 to enter the fourth round.Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova recovered from a poor start to defeat local favourite Laura Robson 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.With Laura serving big early on and throwing her racquet freely, Sharapova was feeling the heat.But as the fifth seed in the tournament, she knew what it takes to come out of a tight situation.”I felt I really started slow and she was much more aggressive than me. I really didn’t have too many looks on her second serve,” said Sharapova.GOOD DAY FOR INDIAFriday also saw Indian doubles pairs shine. Third seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi advanced after a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Croats Ivan Dodig and Lovro Zovko.advertisementSomdev Devvarman and Japan’s Kei Nishikori beat Rainer Schuettler and Alexander Waske 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-2.In women’s doubles, fourth seeds Sania Mirza and Russia’s Elena Vesnina beat Renata Voracova of the Czech Republic and Kazakh Galina Voskoboeva 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
Google last year garnered praises for its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone and this year the company is set to launch its successors, allegedly called Pixel 2 and XL 2.While the phones have already been through several scans, leaks and rumours giving us a peek into its expected specs, now a fresh revelation by casemaker Olixar gives a more detailed view of the design of the phones. Olixar is known for giving out looks of flagship smartphones through its cases. It has revealed looks for phones like iPhone 7, Galaxy Note 8 and similar high-end phones in past.The case shown off by Olixar is probably the first ever colourful look of the Google phones. The cases are listed on smartphone accessory website MobileFun and are seen in colours like Blue, Black, Purple and even a transparent case.Also Read: Google Pixel 2, XL 2 and 3 to come with Snapdragon 835 processorThe Olixar cases confirms that Google will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack this time in its upcoming flagship. Further, the case shows cut outs for dual cameras thus, confirming that the phones would come with dual rear cameras. The phone models seen on site have thin bezels compared to Pixel and XL. There are talks that the upcoming Google phones could be manufactured by LG and are codenamed as Walleye and Taimen. To recall, Google’s last year phones were made by HTC.Reportedly, the Pixel 2 is expected to feature a 4.97-inch fullHD display and pack in 64 GB of memory. There are speculations that phone could be powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor – the Snapdragon 835 paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB memory. There could also be an addition of stereo speakers instead of the 3.5mm headphone jack. It is expected that Google’s upcoming flagship phones would be water proof and sport a premium metallic look. A concept video of Pixel 2 also shows off thin bezels and a mono-tone rear panel.advertisementAlso Read: Google Pixel 2 concept video leak, shows thinner bezels, dual rear camerasTalking about the Pixel XL 2, this could be priced more than the Pixel 2 and will also be larger in size than its brethren. As per the rumours, the phone could feature 5.99-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1440p . In terms of memory the Pixel XL 2 could come with 128GB of internal storage. The processor will most probably be the same as Pixel 2 with 6GB RAM.
Everton boss Marco Silva lands new unwanted record after Spurs thrashingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva has established a new unwanted record after defeat to Tottenham.Silva saw his side thumped by Tottenham at Goodison Park on Sunday, losing 6-2.And in the process he became the first Premier League manager to concede six goals at home for three different clubs.With Hull City he suffered a 7-1 home defeat again to Spurs.And when in charge of Watford he was beaten 6-0 at Vicarage Road by Manchester City. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Blackpool captain Spearing: The day I felt let down by Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBlackpool captain Jay Spearing has recalled being let down by former club Liverpool.After making his Liverpool debut in 2008 in the Champions League, Spearing was loaned to Bolton for the 2012-13 season.He made a permanent move at the end of that loan spell but by 2016 the club were fighting a Championship relegation battle.Under terms of the deal with Liverpool, one more appearance for Bolton would trigger a £100,000 payment to the Reds. Talks were held between the two parties but Liverpool refused to defer the terms.”Neil Lennon [the then Bolton manager] said on the training ground, ‘You can’t play tomorrow,'” Spearing said in an interview with The Times.”I was like, ‘What have I done?’ He said the chairman had rung and there was a clause.”I’m not saying I would have been the saviour but there were still 13 games and it was difficult to watch.”I didn’t ring anybody [at Liverpool]. I was just a little bit gutted they didn’t help me out.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
An international summary of five year’s worth of research on Arctic climate change concludes the top of the world is getting warmer faster than anyone thought.And if it all sounds interesting but a little far removed from southern concerns, David Barber has news for you.“There are very clear linkages there and they’ve been occurring consistently for the last 10, 15 years,” said Barber, one of Canada’s top ice scientists and a prominent contributor to the report.“Most people don’t understand how bad it is.”The report completed for the Arctic Council, the group of eight countries that ring the North Pole, was released last week. It represents the work of 90 scientists from around the world and summarizes the most recent research from 2010 to 2016.“Cumulative global impacts related to Arctic change are expected to be large,” the document said. “Adaptation costs and economic opportunities are estimated in the tens of trillions of U.S. dollars.”The report concludes the Arctic continues to warm at twice the pace of mid-latitudes and is likely to see warming of up to five degrees Celsius as early as 2040.By then, the report says, summer sea ice is likely to be a thing of the past. Glaciers and ice caps will continue to melt and contribute to continually rising seas.Melting permafrost will affect everything from resource development to freshwater flows to climate feedbacks from the release of stored carbon.Then there’s this: “There are emerging impacts of Arctic change on mid-latitude weather/climate.”Barber’s already seeing it.Last spring, he was on an Arctic voyage on the Coast Guard’s research icebreaker, the Amundsen, when the trip had to be cancelled because the ship was pressed into weeks of search-and-rescue duty. Massive chunks of sea ice up to eight metres thick — ice that had migrated all the way from the Lincoln Sea north of Ellesmere Island — were threatening the maritime crab-fishing fleet“It should not have been there,” Barber said. “It was sinking little fishing vessels. It was causing problems with tankers stuck in the ice.”Breakdowns in the normal weather patterns in the High Arctic were allowing heavy, dangerous ice to drift further south.“We expect this to happen more often in the future.”Barber said at least 15 new academic papers add weight to the theory that the loss of sea ice is causing changes in the upper atmosphere that disrupt southern temperatures and rainfall.Barber is already advising southern agencies on questions such as how future rainfall patterns might change how much electricity can be generated from hydro dams.“I just came from a meeting with Manitoba Hydro where this was the main topic of discussion.”Global air currents are increasingly disrupted. At one point last winter, Barber said, the North Pole was 29 degrees warmer than average. Air from California was being drawn to the top of the world.Climate change in the Arctic is well underway and can’t be stopped. But the report says if nations meet their greenhouse gas reduction targets under the Paris agreement, changes in the Arctic will stabilize to a new normal some time around 2040.“We should have started 20 years ago,” Barber said. “We didn’t get our act together and we’re still dicking around trying to figure out how to price carbon.“These things are costing us. And they’re costing the stability of our planet.”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960