Heinze seals Argentina’s 1-0 win over Nigeria

first_imgArgentina beat Nigeria 1-0 in a Group B game at the Ellis Park in Johannesburg.Gabriel Heinze’s header in the sixth minute put Argentina ahead as they dominated the possession.Argentine star Lionel Messi had several shots at the net, but missed each time. He was declared man of the match for his efforts.In the day’s earlier game, South Korea beat Greece 2-0. [See match photos / Read report]This is Nigeria’s fourth World Cup, having played in 1994, 1998 and 2002.The seventh-ranked Argentina were favourites to beat the 21st ranked African side.Nigeria’s last win in a World Cup was in 1998, when they beat Bulgaria 1-0.Argentina had last won the Cup in 1986 when their current coach Diego Maradona was the captain and lynchpin.last_img read more

India is stretching limit of ODI cricket: ICC chief Malcolm Speed

first_imgMalcolm SpeedICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed spoke to Deputy Editor SHARDA UGRA about run-ins with the BCCI and overloaded player schedules. Excerpts: Q. There have been delays over Champions Trophy venues and the Asian bid for the 2011World Cup … what is the ICC’s relationship with the new BCCI like?,Malcolm SpeedICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed spoke to Deputy Editor SHARDA UGRA about run-ins with the BCCI and overloaded player schedules. Excerpts: Q. There have been delays over Champions Trophy venues and the Asian bid for the 2011World Cup … what is the ICC’s relationship with the new BCCI like? A. I can see that progress is being made in important areas, TV and sponsorship deals have been concluded. The ICC has consistently said that it would like to see a professional administration in the BCCI, a high powered Indian CEO and a full management team. It would take highly professional administrators to see that deals in place are fulfilled. I understand some steps are being taken in this regard. The next three months will give us a better idea.Q. Isn’t the BCCI’s insistence on a fixed home season and more lucrative bilateral series contrary to the ICC Future Tours Programme (FTP)? A. No, this isn’t new nor is it a threat of any kind. Other countries have fixed bilateral series outside the previous Five-Year Programme like the Natwest series in England. The FTP requires every country to play each other home and away in a six-year period in a minimum of two Tests and three ODIs. Outside this, countries are free to negotiate whatever they like; our only concern is if they load up the schedule too heavily.Q. Player burnout is a big issue. How can the ICC ensure that the boards don’t contribute to it by adding extra bilateral series? advertisementA. The players don’t accept that they are playing too much. Those who play only Test cricket, say for India, have seven Tests this year, followed by 15, 18 and eight for the next three years. That is not too much cricket. I don’t believe there is too much Test cricket. Some countries are going close to the limit of one-dayers. India is stretching the limit of ODI cricket and we just need to be careful it doesn’t load its one-day programme too heavily. The BCCI assures us the players have no problem with it. They have said their schedule is okay with the players, that they are happy playing more cricket.Q. Does the ICC approve of the BCCI’s recent plan to play more offshore cricket? Will it not give illegal betting a lift? A. We are happy that top cricket matches are being played in non traditional venues because it gives people in other countries a chance to see cricket at its best. As for illegal betting, our anti-corruption protocols will be very firmly in place in all these non-traditional venues.Q. What is the ICC’s opinion on India’s objections to the Twenty20 World Cup and its refusal to even entertain the format formally? A. We respect India’s view that it does not wish to play Twenty20 on its own turf; we have limited the volume of Twenty20 cricket that can be played at the international level. A country can only play two matches on any home tour plus one more game. The proposed world Twenty20 championship will take place every three years only for nine days.Q. Given India’s value to world cricket, does the ICC benefit from the lack of a formally recognised players’ association in India? A. We are neither happy nor unhappy with the situation. India is one of five countries whose boards prefer to deal with us directly on player issues; if there is a players’ association formed that the Indian Board asks us to deal with, we will do so.last_img read more

‘Everyone believes BCCI’s new rulers sent instructions to reinstate Sourav Ganguly’

first_imgSharda UgraQuestion: What separates the BCCI by Jagmohan Dalmiya and the BCCI headed by Sharad Pawar? Answer: A Nike T-shirt.Well, forgive the cynicism, but how can you ignore the headlines? Or the whispers. Everyone and his cat believes the BCCI’s new rulers sent instructions to reinstate Sourav Ganguly in the,Sharda UgraQuestion: What separates the BCCI by Jagmohan Dalmiya and the BCCI headed by Sharad Pawar? Answer: A Nike T-shirt.Well, forgive the cynicism, but how can you ignore the headlines? Or the whispers. Everyone and his cat believes the BCCI’s new rulers sent instructions to reinstate Sourav Ganguly in the team to Pakistan and then include him in the XI for the Lahore Test.The BCCI’s top brass denies this vehemently. Whether this alleged interference is a precedent, an exception or a master move that has escaped more feeble minds, does not matter. If true, what this is, first up, is a cynical and alarming use of official muscle.On the first day of the Lahore Test, Ten Sports received a call asking them to stop airing the footage of the Chappell-Dravid-Ganguly love triangle seen earlier that morning. Of course, we all know that Rahul Dravid, Greg Chappell and Sourav Ganguly were arguing over which flavour of ice-cream they wanted for lunch, (Nutty Buddy, anyone?).It is only that journalists have such dirty minds, why give them anything that could be misconstrued as dirt? In other words, the next time anyone feels an ice cream debate coming on, please get a room.Cricket BatIt is a bit disorienting as all this comes from the sharp-suited tradesmen of transparency, that is, the new BCCI that promised to deliver us from the Evil Empire of Kolkata. The same new regime is now enforcing a clause in their player contracts which bans cricketers from writing columns or doing TV capsules.How the players agreed to such a clause is as baffling as its emphatic enforcement by a supposedly marketing-savvy BCCI. The only way it could possibly make sense is if the BCCI can prevent India’s rivals from talking trash about our players in our vast media market.advertisementIn a free economy – and hell, a free country – that’s not going to happen so we will just continue to suffer Shoaib Akhtar mouthing off at India’s batsmen and Nasser Hussain continuing to talk down to Indian cricket.Marketing a sport is about more than sticking logos on uniforms or selling TV rights or treating players like advertising hoardings. Marketing is showing and using your resources off to best effect.For the Indian team, those resources include the non-cricketing qualities of its players: Dravid’s intelligence, Anil Kumble’s deadpan humour, Virender Sehwag’s “fundey” and Harbhajan Singh’s irreverence.And, with respect, the cricketers, on or off the field, make for darn sight more interesting viewing than BCCI’s officials.No offence, gentlemen.last_img read more

Yonex-Sunrise India Open: South Korean Youn Joo Bae shuts the door on Saina Nehwal

first_imgIt turned out to be an anti-climax that left the crowd stunned. Saina Nehwal was expected to cap what was turning out to be a brilliant Thursday for India at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open. That was not to be.Saina crashed out in the second round, losing to South Korean Youn Joo Bae 19-21, 10-21. The crowd, which till then had savoured Parupalli Kashyap’s sensational comeback win against Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana, PV Sindhu’s upset of South Korean Ji Hyun Sung and Ajay Jayaram’s valiant show against world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, fell silent.A year ago, Saina had made a tearful exit in the first round of the India Open, and this time again she fell to a lesser-known player.The left-handed Korean had beaten Saina only once in their four meetings before Thursday. She mixed up her game beautifully and Saina had no answers to her deceptive strokes and net-play. She began well and led 9-6 in the first game, but Youn steadily got the match in her grasp with a calm assurance. Saina struggled to read her drops to the forecourt and was outplayed in the second game as Young grew in confidence.”I did not play well; don’t know what went wrong. Sorry,” a visibly upset Saina said after the match.The other big casualty of the day was Denmark’s Tine Baun, who lost to qualifier Xiao Jia Chen 13-21, 17-21.Sindhu remained the only Indian in the women’s singles draw. The 16-year-old shuttler beat eighthseeded South Korean Ji Hyun Sung 21-17, 22-20 and will next take on fourth-seeded Chinese Yanjiao Jiang in the quarter-finals.advertisementIn the men’s singles, Kashyap saved two match points to put it across Ponsana 15-21, 21-14, 22-20 to move into the quarter-finals.When Kashyap was fighting his own battle, Ajay Jayaram, on an adjacent court, was giving some tense moments to Lee Chong Wei. The 27-ranked Indian lost his touch in the decider to go down 16-21, 21-15, 5-21.Both were keeping an eye on each other’s score as an Olympic qualification spot was on line. World No. 27 Jayaram is three places ahead of Kashyap in rankings, but the latter can go past him and thus get a ticket to London if he clears the next round.That will not be easy though as Kashyap is up against world No. 4 Chen Jin, winner of the Asian Badminton Championships title.The decisive moment in the match came when Kashyap, who was down two match points at 18-20, tapped the shuttle, and Ponsana thinking it was going out was about to leave when he realised his folly. He sent it back in a jiffy only for Kashyap to put it across. Kashyap won the next three points. “I was blank,” an exasperated Kashyap said. India had other two good wins in doubles. Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas defeated Korean Ki Jung Kim and Sa Rang Kim 21-18, 18-21, 21-19 while Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa came from a game down to beat Indonesian Vita Marissa and Nadya Melati 16-21, 21-15, 21-17 and book a berth in the quarter-finals.Jayaram was equally impressive, but it’s just that he was up against an opponent of a different class altogether. The Mumbai boy had played well against Chong Wei earlier also, and on Thursday he again showed why he is rated so highly. He stood out with his deceptions and returns.Jayaram led 15-10 in the first two games. From that position of ascendancy in the first game, he slumped to a slew of errors as Chong Wei won 11 points to Jayaram’s one. In the second, Jayaram held the lead tightly and drew 1-1. Chong Wei led from the start in the third, and Jayaram went wayward in complete contrast to his skillful display.Results: Men’s singles: Lee Chong Wei (MAS x1) bt Ajay Jayaram 21-16, 15-21, 21-5; Peter Gade (DEN x2) bt Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (THA) 21-19, 22-20; P Kashyap bt Boonsak Ponsana (THA) 15-21, 21-14, 22-20 Women’s singles: Shixian Wang (CHN x1) bt Ai Goto (JPN) 21-19, 21-19; Gu Juan ( HKG) bt Neha Pandit 21-13, 21-10; PV Sindhu bt Ji Hyun Sung (KOR x8) 21-17, 22-20; Youn Joo Bae (KOR) bt Saina Nehwal (IND x3) 21-19, 21-10 Youn Joo Baelast_img read more

NBA: Paul Pierce to join ESPN as full-time analyst

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Perez uncorks 28 as Lyceum goes up 15-0 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 Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Pierce’s new venture, meanwhile, mirrors his former Celtic teammate Kevin Garnett, who also transitioned to broadcast commentary after retiring from the sport.His number 34 jersey will also be immortalized in a retirement ceremony sometime this season.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups As confirmed by the sports network in a statement, the 10-time All-Star and Celtics legend will regularly appear in the “NBA Countdown’’ and “The Jump” segments starting next month.“I always had fun doing guest coverage with ESPN, so it is exciting to officially join the teams at NBA Countdown and The Jump,” said Pierce, who served as a guest on both segments during the 2017-18 regular season and playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I love hoops, my whole life has been about the game, so this feels like a natural evolution in my career and I can’t wait for the season to get started,” he added.Pierce’s toughness and bravado as a basketball player translated well into the microphone, as his often candid and opinionated commentaries drew rave reviews from viewers. Paul Pierce  AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLooks like it didn’t take long for Paul Pierce to find a new gig outside of basketball.After 19 remarkable seasons in the NBA, “The Truth” is set to join ESPN’s crew of on-screen NBA analysts and personalities.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Perez uncorks 28 as Lyceum goes up 15-0

first_imgWinter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The Golden Stags, though, refused to let go, with Allyn Bulanadi cutting the deficit down to one, 74-73, in the final 1:43.Nzeusseu drilled two freebies on the other end to restore the Lyceum lead back up to three, 76-73, but Jayson David and RK Ilagan botched their attempts in the ensuing possession, giving Jaycee Marcelino a chance to score the game-clinching drive.While he is glad to see the character of his players, Robinson warned his Pirates to stick to the right mindset they approach their final elimination games against Letran, Jose Rizal U, and San Beda.“We really have to be mentally tough. What’s more than physical toughness is the mental aspect of that. At the end of the day, it’s the final score that matters,” he said.Bulanadi carried San Sebastian with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Michael Calisaan had 13 markers and 11 boards in the losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MJ Ayaay proved to be the perfect partner for Perez, getting the job done on the defensive end while tallying 11 markers, seven boards, an assist, a steal, and a block.Jaycee Marcelino chipped in 11 points, none bigger than his game-sealing lay-up with 19.1 seconds to go, along with six rebounds, while Mike Nzeusseu got a double-double of 11 markers and 11 boards in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I really don’t know how these guys keep on fighting through the pressure and the adversity. Credit goes to the players because they really are the ones making my job easy,” said coach Topex Robinson, whose wards recorded the second-best start in NCAA history next to San Beda’s 16-0 run in Season 86 back in 2010.But it was an uphill battle for Lyceum from the get-go before Perez gave his side a 70-62 lead with 5:07 remaining. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img #KicksStalker: Terrence Romeo makes history with launch of signature shoe ‘TR7’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCJ Perez unleashed a career-high 28 points as Lyceum survived its toughest test yet, escaping San Sebastian, 78-73, to go up 15-0 in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The energetic forward went 3-of-8 from beyond the arc, on top of 10 rebounds, four steals, an assist, and a block to preserve the Pirates’ unbeaten run.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors The Scores:LYCEUM 78 – Perez 28, Ayaay 11, Marcelino JC 11, Nzeusseu 11, Pretta 6, Marcelino JV 5, Ibanez 3, Srrano 2, Caduyac 1, Cinco 0, Baltazar 0, Tansingco 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 73 – Bulanadi 19, Calisaan 13, David 9, Navarro 9, Ilagan 9, Costelo 6, Baetiong 4, Baytan 3, Mercado 1, Calma 0, Are 0, Valdez 0.Quarters: 18-7, 33-27, 52-49, 78-73. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Olympics: US interested in Winter Games bid

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Ideally, that’s probably 2030, so that there’s no confusion with preparations for 2028,” Probst added, referring to the Summer Games awarded to Los Angeles.The United States last hosted the Winter Games in Salt Lake City in 2002.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingUSOC board members discussed the pros and cons of possible 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympic bids on Friday, Probst said, adding that officials still need more information from the International Olympic Committee on the bidding process.Probst said the USOC wants to be part of the discussion if the IOC decides to award the 2026 and 2030 Olympics in one vote — as it did last month in choosing Paris for 2024 and Los Angeles for 2028. The 2018 Winter Games start in February in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Summer Games of 2020 will be held in Tokyo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pirates still peerless In that case, the USOC could be interested in entering the next round of bidding.If so, they would need to select a bid city by next March, Probst said.Salt Lake City, Denver, Reno-Tahoe on Nevada’s border with California and other cities have expressed interest.“We really need more discussions with the IOC to understand their process and timing before we determine what our process is going to be,” USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said.Probst said he has interpreted remarks from IOC president Thomas Bach about selecting a “more traditional” venue for the Winter Games as an indication that he wants them held in Europe or North America.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel planscenter_img View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors 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 USOC Chairman Larry Probst (Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images/AFP)Los Angeles — The US Olympic Committee wants to bid for the Winter Olympics, but is still mulling whether it would be better to seek the 2026 or 2030 Games.“I put a stake in the ground that we are interested in hosting the Winter Games,” USOC chairman Larry Probst told reporters on Friday as he discussed talks at the USOC Assembly in Colorado Springs, Colorado.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Redick’s 3s, Simmons’ triple-double lift 76ers over Pacers

first_imgAfter Redick’s 3 made it 113-110, Domantas Sabonis was called for a charge at the other end and fouled out. After two empty possessions that included Joel Embiid missing a dunk, Simmons slipped and it appeared Philadelphia was going to turn it over.But Redick ended up with the ball and drilled an off-balance 3 as the shot clock expired.“Believe it or not, it is something that I occasionally practice,” Redick said.Each team led by nine points in an up-tempo game before the Sixers took control behind Redick, who signed a free-agent deal with Philadelphia in the offseason.Turner hadn’t played since sustaining a concussion in Indiana’s season-opening win against Brooklyn on Oct. 18. McMillan had Turner come off the bench, and after a rusty start, he helped Indiana dominate inside in the first half.Turner had a thunderous dunk over Dario Saric late in the first quarter and blocked Embiid’s jumper early in the second. His 3-pointer ignited a late 9-0 run that helped Indiana to a 63-56 halftime lead.But Turner struggled with his shot in the second half and Embiid got the better of him late.“He was a little rusty,” McMillan said. “He had to play more minutes than we probably would have liked. Sabonis got in foul trouble. He missed some shots that he’s capable of knocking down, and just timing.”Embiid had 18 points and nine rebounds. Robert Covington scored 22 for the 76ers, who shot 50 percent from the field.TIP-INS Malditas save PH from shutout View comments MOST READ Pacers: F T.J. Leaf didn’t return after spraining his left ankle early in the second quarter. McMillan said X-rays were negative. . Damien Wilkins (personal reasons) was inactive.76ers: Richaun Holmes had several loud dunks during an effective third-quarter stint in his season debut. The center had been out since breaking his left wrist in the preseason. . Furkan Kormaz was assigned to Delaware of the G-League after the game.ROUGHHOUSINGEmbiid was called for a Flagrant 1 foul late in the first quarter when he swatted Thaddeus Young on the head on Young’s dunk.UP NEXTThe Pacers visit the New York Knicks on Sunday night.The 76ers have three days off before starting a five-game trip out West on Tuesday night at Utah.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay 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 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Redick scored 31 points and hit three decisive 3-pointers late, Ben Simmons had a triple-double and the 76ers moved above .500 for the first time in nearly four years with a 121-110 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.Redick said he had “goosebumps” hearing the ear-splitting sellout crowd finally get a chance to celebrate success.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We all recognize the significance of tonight and getting over .500 for the first time in a long time,” Redick said. “My focus was more on winning. Obviously I had a good third quarter there where I got hot and then the three 3s down the stretch were more about, let’s just get a win.”Redick was 8 of 12 from 3-point range, including the go-ahead jumper with 2:06 left, another 3 to barely beat the shot clock with 1:08 remaining and a third from the left corner to make it 119-110 with 46 seconds to go. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 “He’s amazing,” Simmons said.Simmons was pretty good, too. He had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his second triple-double in a rookie season delayed a year because of injury.The Sixers (5-4) last had a winning record when they were also 5-4 on Nov. 13, 2013, but their painful rebuild appears near an end as they won their fourth straight game.Victor Oladipo shook off a slow start to score 31 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 21 and Myles Turner had 11 points and nine rebounds in his return from a concussion for the Pacers. They were outscored 11-0 to close the game as their three-game winning streak was snapped.“We had a couple possessions where we had open looks,” coach Nate McMillan said. “You have to knock those shots down.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, right, of Australia, blocks the shot attempt by Indiana Pacers’ Darren Collison during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — J.J. Redick has seen plenty in his 12 NBA seasons, yet he insists he’s never heard a louder regular-season crowd.Those fans in Philadelphia were going bonkers over their new sharpshooter.ADVERTISEMENT After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Porzingis has 37, leads Knicks over Sunslast_img read more