PBA PH CUP: Phoenix kicks Alaska out of quarterfinals

first_imgFrom a tight exchange early in the game, the Fuel Masters created distance from the Aces midway in the second frame with a 10-0 run to turn a 30-all score to a 47-35 halftime edge on 11 point blast by Perkins.It was all Fuel Masters since then with Perkins conniving with Abueva and Wright on the offensive end as the lead reached its largest at 89-61 on a conversion from Rafael Joey Jazul.Jvee Casio finished with 19 points, while Simon Enciso and Jeron Teng added 15 and 12 markers, respectively, for the Aces, which struggled all conference long due to injuries./PN Phoenix Fuel Masters’ Jason Perkins is forced to an awkward shot after being bothered by Alaska Aces defenders. PBA MANILA – Phoenix Fuel Masters reached its frachise’s first-ever semifinals appearance after a 91-76 victory over Alaska Aces in the 2019 Honda PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals on Sunday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Jason Perkins finished with career-best 31 points to go along with nine rebounds, Matthew Wright added 14 markers, while Calvin Abueva had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Fuel Masters.The Fuel Masters, which has a twice-to-beat incentive over the Aces, will tangle with the winner of San Miguel Beermen and TNT KaTropa quarterfinals series in the best-of-seven semifinals round.“We just got to the semifinals and we’re waiting for San Miguel and TNT who are both heavyweight teams,” said Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas. “But we are not complaining. We are happy we made it to the semifinals for the first time.”last_img read more

NEOSI Previews the NFL’s AFC from Top to Bottom Heading Into 2016

first_imgThe lasting image in the NFL last season was Peyton Manning holding up the Lombardi trophy thanks to a defense that was able to stop Cam Newton and the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.This season the Broncos have a very different look with a new unproven QB, and not many are thinking they have a shot to repeat in the AFC as champions.That opens the door for a number of teams on the rise in the AFC to take the crown, and today we pick who we think will come out on top in each division, all the way down to the teams that are going to struggle and be looking forward to 2017. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Related TopicsAFCAFC EastBroncosBrownsChargersNFL PreviewPatriotsRadiersSteelers While a pharmacy major at Toledo by day, Brandon Urasek is now making his mark in the journalism scene specializing in fantasy football and all things Cleveland sports. A five time fantasy football league champ and two time runner-up in ten tries, Brandon strives to help people with their lineups each week in both personal and weekly fantasy leagues in addition to covering the other various Cleveland teams. Follow Brandon on twitter @burasek10 Brandon Uraseklast_img read more

Man United vs Juventus: What Ronaldo will love to do to us at Old Trafford…

first_imgManchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has stated that Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, will love to score against the Red Devils despite his affection for the club when both teams clash in tonight’s Champions League fixture.Ronaldo will face his former club at Old Trafford for the first time in five years on Tuesday night.The Portuguese international spent six years at United during former United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign, winning three Premier League titles, the Champions League and the Ballon d’Or before moving to Real Madrid in 2009.Ronaldo’s last appearance against United at their home was in the knockout stage of the 2012-13 Champions League, when he scored what proved to be the winning goal in a 3-2 aggregate victory for Real Madrid.And Mourinho, who was Madrid’s manager at the time, fully expects the 33-year-old to want to strike against United.Mourinho’s side head to the game following a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the weekend, while Juventus played a 1-1 draw with Genoa in the Serie A fixture.“He [Ronaldo] came back with me in Real Madrid. It was a knockout match and I know how much he loves Manchester United. I know that, but I also know how much he wanted to win here and score against Manchester United and win against Manchester United,” Mourinho told Manchester United’s website.“Ronaldo scored, and they won. So, [on Tuesday], more of the same. The fans will show the respect he deserves. He will show that to the fans too. I know that he really loves the club but when the ball starts rolling, he wants to score, and he wants to win.”last_img read more

Darlington Emmanuel Igwekali: Nigerian Defender Joins UAE Club Ajman

first_imgNigerian defender Darlington Emmanuel Igwekali has penned a four-year deal with UAE topflight side Ajman Club.The 20-year-old who had previously played for Olimpik Donetsk in Ukraine and Turkish side Alanyaspor signed for Ajman after impressing in trials.Speaking after sealing the transfer, Darlington said he believes the move will help catapult him to the highest levels of football.He said: ”I believe signing with Ajman Club will help me in developing my game to reach the highest level of football”. His father and agent, Reginald Emmanuel Igwekali a former footballer for Chinese club Beijing Fortune FC revealed that Darlington’s impressive performances during his trial drew the interests of a number of clubs with the player having to turn down several offers to sign for Ajman.“Three teams showed interest in having Darlington but Ajman club were the best suitors looking at the plan and vision they have for Darlington,” he said.“He will do very well in the team, the coach was very impressed with his performance during the trials and looks forward to working with him.”Darlington could be making his first appearance in Ajman colours in a friendly match this week in preparation for the 2020-21 season.Related18-Year-Old Nigerian Defender Joins Ukranian Top Flight Side Olimpik DonetskMarch 25, 2019In “Nigeria”Short And Brief! Joint Managers Leave Club After FIVE daysOctober 6, 2017In “Features”Inside AFCON: Who Makes Super Eagles Squad To Egypt?May 31, 2019In “AFCON”last_img read more

Report: Bristol Flyers 71-47 Leeds Force

first_imgFrom BBL.org.ukBoth teams came into the game off the back of impressive victories last time out and with heightened hopes of extending their first season the top-flight.But it was Andreas Kapoulas’ side who left with the points, and the all-important head-to-head tie-breaker, after beating Force for the second time this season, thanks to defiant defence.There was little to pick between the sides in an even and cautious first period. But Matt Newby’s men were limited to just four points in the second quarter as Flyers forged ahead.Force improved after half-time, but connecting on just 25 per cent of their shots from the field was never going to help their cause, and the visitors eventually fell to a third defeat in four.Flyers have now won four games in a row and improve to 12-17, good enough for seventh spot in the standings.RSG player of the game, Greg Streete, thrilled the sell-out home crowd with 26 points and 14 rebounds as Alif Bland added 12 points and eight boards.Force were paced by 18 points from Will Hall, who started on the bench.last_img read more

Twins Continue Surprise Start

first_imgCHICAGO – Incredible defensive effort and timely hitting helped the Minnesota Twins to their best start in three decades.The Twins beat the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City 3-1.Minnesota went down 1-0 after White Sox slugger, Miguel Abreu, singled to center off Twins pitcher Phil Highes. The single drove in White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. Though Hughes gave up a run it could have been much worse if it wasn’t for a pair of great plays by Byron Buxton. 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) 720p HDcenter_img About Connatix V56892 360p 1/1 Miguel Sano would tie things at 1 in the top of the fourth inning after a fielding error by the White Sox. Minnesota DH Robbie Grossman scored on the play after Chicago’s Avisail Garcia dropped a pop-up.Sano would drive home a run in the sixth after he doubled and drove in Robbie Grossman. Catcher Chris Gimenez would earn his first RBI as a member of the Twins when he doubled and drove in Eduardo Escobar.Hughes earned the win going 6 innings, and giving up one run on five hits and walked one. Brandon Kintzler earned his second save of the season for the Twins.last_img read more

Embiid lifts Sixers to 2-1 edge on Raptors

first_imgJoel Embiid had 33 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots to carry the 76ers past the visiting Toronto Raptors 116-95 as Philadelphia took a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Thursday. It was Embiid’s 12th double-double in 15 career playoff games.Jimmy Butler added 22 points, nine assists and nine rebounds while JJ Redick contributed 15 points for the third-seeded Sixers. Game 4 will be played in Philadelphia on Sunday.Kawhi Leonard paced the second-seeded Raptors with 33 points while Pascal Siakam added 20. Leonard has scored at least 30 points in five of Toronto’s eight playoff games this season, including all three games against Philadelphia. An early 8-0 run in the second quarter pushed the Sixers to a 40-29 lead.Leonard made a difficult jumper from the wing and Kyle Lowry followed with a layup to close Toronto within 52-46 with 3:22 remaining in the second.Thanks in large part to Embiid’s 18 points and the team shooting 8 of 14 from beyond the 3-point arc, the Sixers held a 64-53 lead at halftime. Leonard paced Toronto with 17 points in the first half.Butler drove into the lane and dropped in a floater for a 75-57 Sixers advantage with 8:14 left in the third.The Raptors stayed close because Leonard scored 14 points in the third, and they trailed 89-81 at the end of the quarter. Siakam had a wide open look on a 3-pointer but hit the front rim as time expired. Embiid knocked down his third 3-pointer and the Sixers bolted to a 94-82 lead early in the fourth.On Toronto’s next possession, Siakam had his shot blocked by Embiid. Siakam then appeared to trip Embiid and he sprawled to the floor. Siakam was whistled for a flagrant-1 foul, and Embiid made both free throws for a 96-82 advantage.Consecutive baskets from Butler gave the Sixers a 100-82 edge with 9:01 remaining. Butler later threw down a dunk, got fouled and put the Sixers ahead 108-84 with 5:51 left.The Raptors missed 11 of their first 12 shots in the fourth.—Field Level Medialast_img read more

PUBG Europe League partners with DXRacer

first_imgStarLadder has signed a one-year deal with gaming chair brand DXRacer for the PUBG Europe League.The partnership – which is the first for the competition – will see the players and talent in the PUBG Europe League utilise DXRacer’s chairs for the remainder of 2019 season.Image credit: PUBG Europe LeaguePUBG Europe League is one of six regional leagues that make up the official PUBG esports initiative, alongside three additional regional circuits. The first of three phases that comprise the annual season has just wrapped up with the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic in London, UK on April 16th-21st.HyperX was announced as a sponsor of the PUBG Classic just a week before it kicked off, providing mice, mouse pads, DRAM, and SSD products for the entirety of the tournament. It acted as the inaugural global event in the season and boasted a prize pool of $400,000 (£305,962).DXRacer is also partnered with the likes of Fnatic, OpTic Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Natus Vincere, Alliance, and Tempo Storm. In January, the gaming chair brand was announced as a supplier for Riot Games’ premier European competition LEC, as well as a partner of Russian organisation Virtus.pro.Esports Insider says: First off, it’s rare to see a tournament or league with a lot of support and resources behind it not have any partners so this is a long time coming. Gaming chair partnerships are effectively commonplace in the industry at this point so it’s not a huge surprise to see this deal come into fruition – especially since there are so many teams and players that compete in the league.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

Utah boy captured on camera stopping bike to say Pledge of Allegiance

first_img Related ABC News(SALT LAKE CITY) — Wyatt Warner takes his patriotism very seriously.The 8-year-old who lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, was captured on surveillance video recently taking a pause during playtime to say the Pledge of Allegiance in front of a flag hanging from a neighbor’s house.Wyatt’s mother, Jami Warner, said neighbor Emily Zarr had shared the video with her on June 2.Wyatt, a rising third-grader, told ABC News he was riding his electric motorcycle on his way to see whether a best friend could play when he came across the flag.“I thought about all the people that died for our country and the troops,” he said on Thursday. “And I once saw ISIS stepping and burning our flag and I got really mad. … I knew they were bad people and I knew they hate Americans.”Wyatt said that in school, he said the pledge every morning. He said he enjoyed learning about U.S. history and had wanted to do something for those who fight for U.S. freedom.“I just wanted to support our Americans,” he said. “So if they have to fight ISIS, they can have some support.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

“The Voice” recap: Miley Cyrus makes “herstory,” with all-female team as the blind auditions end

first_imgNBC Universal(LOS ANGELES) — The Voice held its final blind auditions on Tuesday night, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson aiming to round out their teams. By the end of the night, each coach had 12 artists on his or her roster.The one-hour episode was highlighted in part by Miley making Voice “herstory” by fielding the first all-female team.Here are the highlights of Tuesday night’s show:Country singer Kristi Hoopes covered Trisha Yearwood’s “Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love,” getting Blake, Adam and Jennifer to turn their chairs around. Knowing Blake would be Kristi’s obvious first choice, both Adam and Jennifer pleaded with the artist to “think outside the box.” However, Blake’s declaration, “What I do is country freakin’ music” convinced her to pick Blake, filling out his team.In high school, wrestler Jeremiah Miller was known for singing the national anthem before beating his opponents. Upon his recent graduation, however, Miller decided to follow his true passion — music. Jeremiah’s version of “Slow Hands” by Niall Horan, touched off a battle between Adam and Jennifer. In spite of some flaws, Adam saw some “raw qualities” in Miller’s voice that he believed could turn him from “a good singer to a great singer.” Jennifer appealed to the Jeremiah’s Christian upbringing, saying all he needed was “an inch of faith the size of a mustard seed” to “make it mighty far.” Miller picked Jennifer, completing Team JHud.San Francisco didn’t offer much of an opportunity for country singer Megan Rose, so she sees The Voice as her ticket to a music career. Rose’s cover of Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe” sparked a battle between Adam and Miley. Cyrus — on the verge of making Voice “herstory” with the show’s first all-female team – begged Megan to help her make her dream a reality. Adam insisted the artist make her decision based on who would be the better coach. Miley won out and filled the last spot on her team.  Gary Carpentier was a talented high school baseball player who missed out on a college career due to poor grades, so he turned to music instead. His cover of “Home” by Michael Bublé, convinced Adam – the last coach left with a spot to fill, to turn his chair around. Gary’s “smooth, rich tone” caught Adam’s attention, and helped him nail down the final spot on Team Adam.Here’s a rundown of each coach’s artists:Team Adam: Anthony Alexander, Brandon Brown, Gary Carpentier, Dave Crosby, Whitney Fenimore, Dylan Gerard, Michael Kight, Emily Luther, John Mero, Hannah Mrozak, Adam Pearce, Brandon Showell.Team Blake: Rebecca Brunner, Adam Cunningham, Anna Catherine DeHart, Dennis Drummond, Kristi Hoopes, Mitchell Lee, Noah Mac, Red Marlow, Keisha Renee, Ryan Scripps, Natalie Stovall, Esera Tuaolo.Team Miley: Addison Agen, Sophia Bollman, Ashland Craft, Moriah Formica, Janice Freeman, Shilo Gold, Chloe Kohanski, Katrina Rose, Megan Rose, Brooke Simpson, Ilianna Viramontes, Karli Webster.Team Jennifer: Ignatious Caramouche, Kathrina Feigh, Davon Fleming, Lucas Holliday, Shi’Ann Jones, Alexandra Joyce, Eric Lyn, Maharasyi, Stephan Marcellus, Meagan McNeal, Jeremiah Miller, Chris Weaver.The Voice battles kick off next week, with the help of the following advisers: DNCE’s Joe Jonas for Team Adam, Rascal Flatts for Team Blake, ex-Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland for Team Jennifer and Billy Ray Cyrus for Team Miley.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more