Gasol ties career-high, leads Grizzlies over Pistons

first_imgMOST READ Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol shoots while defended by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond. APAUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Marc Gasol knew his shot would come back eventually.It didn’t take long.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Senators to proceed with review of VFA PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Gasol was the only Grizzlies player to reach double figures until JaMychal Green got there with 1:03 to play.Van Gundy had planned to change his starting lineup after three straight losses, but Jon Leuer missed shootaround after being in a car accident. Leuer played, scoring 18 points, but Van Gundy decided to hold off on starting him until Friday against Golden State.“Jon’s been our most consistent player lately, so we wanted him on the floor as much as we could,” Van Gundy said.Reggie Jackson also scored 18 for the Pistons, while Andre Drummond had 13 points and 19 rebounds.“This was definitely a step in the right direction,” Jackson said. “We need to get better, but we battled tonight. The effort was better than it has been. We just made too many mistakes.”For much of the first half, it looked as though the Pistons were headed for another blowout loss, as they trailed by as many as 18 points. A 16-2 run cut the deficit to 42-38, but Memphis pushed it back to nine at halftime.Detroit made another run in the third quarter, but was never able to get enough stops to pose a serious threat. Gasol scored 14 in the period – his second double-digit quarter – and Memphis took a 79-63 lead into the final 12 minutes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Harden, Gordon catch fire as Rockets down Suns Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young After shooting 29-percent during a three-game losing streak, Gasol went 14-for-17 and matched a career high with 38 points as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 98-86 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).“I knew I just had to keep shooting and keep trying to help the team as much as I could until things starting falling,” said Gasol, who went 18-for-62 during the slump. “Tonight I got going, and my teammates kept finding me. When you are making shots, everything seems easier.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliMemphis coach David Fizdale wasn’t surprised that his team turned things around one night after losing in overtime to the Boston Celtics.“This group never stays down for long,” he said. “It’s a tough-minded team and all I have to do is keep them coming back.” Detroit dropped its fourth straight, all by double figures.“I was getting good looks, but everything was going in and out, which happens in this league,” said Marcus Morris, who was 1-for-11 from the floor and guarded Gasol. “Marc’s a bad boy. He’s 7-foot-1 and he’s pump-faking before hitting 3s. That’s tough to guard.”Detroit’s defense, which had infuriated coach Stan Van Gundy over the last three games, improved against Memphis. The Grizzlies shot 42.7 percent from the field, but hit 40-percent of their 3-pointers and added 22 points on 17 Pistons turnovers.“I thought the defense was good enough to win, even with Marc having a career night,” Van Gundy said. “So that was a positive, and I thought we got good looks. But we couldn’t put the ball in the basket and we turned it over way too many times, so we’re still frustrated on offense.”Memphis was boosted by the return of Chandler Parsons, who missed the previous 17 games with a bone bruise on his left knee. He had two points and two rebounds in 15 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img read more

CONFIRMED! Liverpool name Henderson as new captain

first_imgLiverpool have named Jordan Henderson as their new captain.The midfielder was widely expected to take over the armband following Steven Gerrard’s departure.Henderson, 25, has emerged as a key man for the Reds since moving to Anfield from Sunderland in a £16million deal four years ago and was vice-captain last season.He told the club’s official website: “I’m absolutely delighted and proud. It is a great honour and a huge privilege to be named as the captain of this football club.“When Steven wasn’t in the team last season, I tried to do the best I could when I stepped in and took the armband. Now I’ll be looking to carry that on and continue to grow as a captain.“I’ll look to give my best all of the time, put the team firmly first and try to give them – or help them with – whatever they need from me.” 1 Jordan Henderson last_img read more


first_imgNate Boulton is suspending his Democratic campaign for governor of Iowa, one day after being accused of sexual misconduct by three women.Boulton released a statement saying that “These the last 48 hours have been trying. I again offer an apology to those whom I have harmed in any way.It is my hope there is some positive that can come from this moment as we strive to be the better people we can be in the coming days, weeks, months, and years.I know that will be my task moving on from here.”Boulton also says he is proud of the campaign his staff and supporters ran in the past year and thanked everyone who stood with him.Boulton’s name will remain on the June 5th Iowa primary ballot as early voting is underway.His departure leaves five official candidates in the Democratic gubernatorial campaign.last_img read more


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Tigers skull fractured says postmortem report

first_imgKolkata: State Forest department has lodged an FIR with the police in connection with the death of the Royal Bengal Tiger whose body was found at Baghghora forest, few kilometres away from Lalgarh with multiple injuries in its body on Friday. The post-mortem report hints that the skull of the tiger was crushed with a heavy substance. Injury marks also suggested that the tribes who took part in the hunting festival attacked the animal with various weapons. A spear remained attached to its throat when its body was recovered by the forest department. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to the preliminary investigation by the police and forest department, the big cat was attacked by nearly 100 tribesmen who took part in the hunting fest. Two hunters — Bablu Hansda and Badal Hansda — were also injured in the tiger attack and are undergoing treatment at Midnapore Medical College and Hospital. It may be mentioned that some of the hunters were enraged when the tiger injured their counterparts a few days ago and they threatened to kill the animal. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPolice and forest department have started a probe and are trying to identify the hunters who had attacked the Royal Bengal Tiger. The duo who have been injured are also being interrogated by the police. The tiger’s body was sent for post-mortem to Midnapore after it was recovered by the forest officials. The eyewitnesses also said that more than 100 tribal hunters from the local villages reportedly attacked the tiger on Friday afternoon with native weapons like lances, bow and arrows. The locals then informed the forest officials, who rushed to the spot with a mini-truck and recovered its carcass. A local villager said: “I saw the hunters coming to the jungle with weapons like lances and they attacked the tiger. The tiger’s throat was injured with a lance. The body was left in the jungle for quite some time.” A senior forest department official said: “We could not catch it despite all our efforts. The tiger died of spear injuries. We have followed all standard protocols for the tiger-autopsy and the animal was later cremated in Arabari range. We are trying to track the people who have killed it with the help of CCTV footages.”Apart from the cops, the forest department is also carrying out a probe into the death of the tiger. They are trying to identify the hunters who had attacked the animal. However, the district police are not ruling out the possibility of the involvement of outsiders in this connection so far. The preliminary investigation says that the animal was attacked by the hunters who were heavily equipped with various weapons. As the animal was repeatedly hit, its skull got fractured. There was, however, no poison found in its body. The full-grown tiger weighed around 220 kgs and it was around 10-12 year old.last_img read more

Bdesh posthumously honours 12 Indian martyrs of IndoPak war

first_imgKolkata: The Bangladesh government, on the occasion of ‘Vijay Diwas’, posthumously honoured 12 Indian Armed Forces personnel on Sunday for sacrificing their lives during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. The day was celebrated at the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission’s office in the city, where Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim was present as the Chief Guest. Describing the honouring of the families of the martyred personnel as a great initiative by the Bangladesh government, GOC-in-C Eastern Command of the Army Lt Gen M M Naravane said the process of honouring martyred soldiers will continue in the years to come and it will strengthen the bond between the two countries. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”We were forced into this conflict because of a humanitarian crisis of gigantic proportion, resulting in the annihilation of Pakistan Army and the birth of Bangladesh,” Naravane said. “Very rarely has it happened that when two countries fight, a third country is born,” he added. The Bangladesh government has decided to honour over 1,600 Indian Armed Forces personnel who laid down their lives in the eastern theatre during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. Vijay Diwas (victory day) is celebrated every year on this day to mark India’s decisive win over Pakistan and the birth of Bangladesh. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe families of seven Indian Army soldiers, two Air Force, two BSF personnel and one Navy personnel were handed over ‘Sammanana’ plaques by Bangladesh Minister of Liberation War Affairs A K M Mozammel Haque at the Indian Army’s Eastern Command Headquarter Fort William here. Prior to this, a wreath laying ceremony was held at Vijay Smarak to pay respects to the martyred soldiers. Honouring soldiers who were martyred in the war in the eastern theatre commenced in 2017 with the Bangladesh prime minister giving away the plaques to families of seven soldiers, he said. The GOC-in-C of Eastern Command, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command, retired Armed Forces officers and leaders of a Bangladeshi delegation visiting India for the occasion, laid the wreaths at the memorial. The Bangladesh delegation included 30 ‘Muktijoddhas’, who took part in the liberation war, and six serving officers of Bangladesh’s Armed Forces. Describing December 16 as the most glorious day in the life of every Bengali, Haque said the fruits of freedom were achieved after suffering a nine-month long genocide by the Pakistani forces, wherein 30 lakh people lost their lives and two lakh women were raped. “The Indian soldiers fought for our cause and laid down their lives,” he said.last_img read more