Brownlee scores 36, Alab Pilipinas post back-to-back wins

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Renaldo Balkman gave Brownlee ample support, finishing with a double-double of 17 markers and 13 boards, while Bobby Ray Parks Jr. got 14 points, two rebounds and four assists.Josh Urbiztondo went 3-of-7 from downtown to unload 11 markers to help the Philippine side improve its record to 5-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVeteran gunslinger Dondon Hontiveros sparked a decisive 14-2 blast for Alab, which took an 87-73 lead with 2:57 left in the game.The Knights, however, refused to sink in front of their home crowd as their starters rallied the team back to within four, 90-86, after a Decorey Jones slam in the waning seconds, before Oping Sumalinog secured the victory with two free throws down the stretch. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueJustin Brownlee had his best scoring game of the season and Tanduay Alab Pilipinas beat 92-87 victory over CLS Knights Indonesia Saturday in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League at GOR CLS Kertajaya in Indonesia.Brownlee was sensational on the road as he shot 15-for-24 from the field while also collecting eight rebounds, seven assists, and three steals.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Williams paced CLS with 22 points and 14 rebounds, Sandy Kurniawan tallied 19 markers, and Mario Wuysang had 17 points and six rebounds as the Knights reeled to their seventh straight loss to fall to 1-7.The scores:ALAB PILIPINAS 92 — Brownlee 36, Balkman 17, Parks 14, Urbiztondo 11, Maierhofer 6, Hontiveros 5, Sumalinog 2, Raymundo 1, Alabanza 0, Celiz 0, Domingo 0, Javelona 0.CLS KNIGHTS 87 — Williams 22, Kurniawan 19, Wuysang 17, Jones 11, Hidayat 9, Lish 9, Nugroho 0, Saroni 0, Utomo 0, Wisnu 0.Quarters: 29-18, 48-44, 69-67, 92-87.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHcenter_img Federer not keen on his kids following in footsteps Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentslast_img read more

‘Bale under no extra pressure without Ronaldo’

first_imgJulen Lopetegui is confident Real Madrid can replace Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals, but there will not be any additional pressure placed on Gareth Bale.Ronaldo, the club’s all-time record goalscorer, departed for Juventus in the off-season, having inspired four Champions League titles in his final five seasons at the Bernabeu.And despite initial links with numerous big names, including Neymar and Eden Hazard, Madrid have not recruited a high-profile replacement for the Portuguese. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The absence of Madrid’s usual talisman has seen Bale, a match-winner in May’s European final, receive more attention, but Lopetegui plans to share the goalscoring burden as well as shoring up the defence.”It doesn’t worry us. What we have to do is to try to make ourselves capable of replacing those goals, to try to even improve on them,” Lopetegui told a news conference. “We don’t want it to be something that is the responsibility of anyone in particular.”There are only two ways of doing that: scoring more goals spread across more players or letting in less goals. That’s a responsibility the team has as well”We have to try to do that to be the team that we want to be in the future.”With La Liga now back under way, Lopetegui was not keen to entertain transfer speculation, preferring to focus on delivering a result against Girona on Sunday.”I’m just focused 100 per cent on improving this fantastic squad that I’ve got,” he said. “La Liga has started and every game is really important. Three points are up for grabs now. They are all very important.”All I can do is work with those who are here. I’m very happy with them. We’re going to go for all the competitions that are available.”Vinicius Junior Real MadridOne player who has arrived is Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior, but Lopetegui does not want to talk up the new man too much as Madrid seek an answer on the left-hand side of the attack.”[Vinicius] is very young, he’s just arrived in Spain. He will get his chance and he will do well, I’m sure,” the coach said.”He needs to prepare like all players have to – he’s doing this at the moment by training with us. This experience will help him to improve.”We’re really watching him closely and, when he’s ready, he will be with us because, day to day, he’s doing well.”last_img read more

4-Star Point Guard Cassius Winston Commits To Michigan State

first_imgCassius Winston committing to Michigan State at a press conference.Cassius Winston Michigan State CommitMichigan State head coach Tom Izzo has done it again. Friday, the Spartans officially landed the services of four-star point guard Cassius Winston. Winston chose MSU over Stanford and Pittsburgh during a ceremony at his high school – Detroit Jesuit. Cassius Winston selects @msubasketball today! pic.twitter.com/yOKAYj5q8C— Athletics (@udjesuitsports) September 18, 2015Detroit Jesuit guard Cassius Winston just committed to Michigan State. Tom Izzo may be on the verge of his best recruiting class ever.— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) September 18, 2015Winston, who is listed at 6-foot-2, 194 pounds on 247Sports, joins five-star guard Joshua Langford and four-star power forward Nick Ward in Michigan State’s 2016 class. If the Spartans are also able to land five-star small forward Miles Bridges, they may have the top recruiting class in the entire country.last_img read more

Farmers rattled after pigs chickens stolen from central Nova Scotia farms

first_imgCOOKS BROOK, N.S. – Someone is stealing the free-range pigs and chickens of central Nova Scotia — even leaving the remains of one pig behind after butchering it.A litter of piglets, six heritage Berkshire pigs and 40 chickens were stolen from Moo Nay Farms in Cooks Brook, about an hour northeast of Halifax.Farmer Melvin Burns said he also found the remains of a slaughtered pig on a plastic sheet at the edge of the sprawling free-range family farm.“They stole a pig from the field, butchered it and carried the meat away,” he said in an interview. “They dumped the rest of it.”Down the road at Snowy River Farms, about 33 meat hens were noticed missing earlier this week.“They were full grown meat hens ready for processing next week,” farmer Amy Hill said. “It means someone has been watching us. They know our set up and schedule.”She said the thefts have left her feeling nervous.“I went out last night to tuck in our birds, that’s when we close the doors for the night, and I brought my husband and dogs with me,” Hill said. “To have someone come on to your property at night while you are sleeping and take things makes me feel really mad and exposed.”But she said the butchering of her neighbour’s pig is what makes her fearful.“They had a weapon with them,” Hill said.Burns said the theft of his free-range Berkshire pigs and chickens has left him feeling uneasy and represents a loss of thousands of dollars.The hearty livestock graze the roughly 60 acres of farmland at will, but there is a fence at the perimeter of the property.The pasture and woods-raised animals eat mostly organic grains from craft breweries in Halifax as well as fruits and vegetables, he said.“The pork chops you’d buy in Sobeys are mostly corn-fed and very light in colour,” Burns said. “Our pork is a much darker colour, almost like a red steak.”He doesn’t call his livestock organic but said they are raised naturally. Along with his girlfriend, Bianca Massarella, the couple raises goats, cows, chickens, turkeys and pigs and also boards horses. They also host farm tours and birthday parties to share their farming experience with youth.RCMP Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said such a brazen theft of livestock, especially two robberies on the same stretch of road, is unusual.“It’s relatively rare for these sorts of thefts to be reported to police,” he said. “Farmers will sometimes lose an animal or two to predators like coyotes or foxes but this is certainly someone going onto the properties to steal animals. I’m sure it’s unnerving for the community.”The Mounties are asking anyone with information to come forward to police, or call Crime Stoppers if they prefer to remain anonymous.Hill urged anyone who notices someone suddenly with several Berkshire pigs or a freezer full of meat to report it to police.Burns said he’s unsure police will be able to track down the culprits, but said he hopes the ongoing RCMP investigation and media attention will stop any further thefts.— By Brett Bundale in HalifaxNote to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misspelled Cpl. Dal Hutchinson’s last name.last_img read more

Traditional Harvester tries to keep ricing ‎tradition going

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsIt’s that time of year again for the season harvest of wild rice.That tradition has been carried on for hundreds of years.But it hasn’t been easy.Many people around the lakes where it’s grown mistake rice for weeds.And that isn’t going over [email protected]last_img

Brown tap water has members of Potlotek boiling over – but really

first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsFor decades, the Mi’kmaq who live in Potlotek First Nation in Nova Scotia have struggled with poor water – from boil water advisories to muddy water coming out of the taps.Indigenous Affairs is working on a fix but not fast enough for the community.And now frustration is boiling over.Find more here: [email protected]last_img