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James returns, Cavaliers debut new starting lineup

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Dwyane Wade of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks with LeBron James while playing the Chicago Bulls during a pre season game at Quicken Loans Arena on October 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPThe King has returned.LeBron James made his preseason debut Tuesday after missing Cleveland’s first three games with a sprained left ankle. He scored 17 points, but also had eight turnovers in the 108-94 loss to the Chicago Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ PISTONS: Langston Galloway scored 16 off the bench and Andre Drummond finished with 14 points and 11 points. Detroit’s starters shot just 13 for 39 (33.3 percent) from the floor.RAPTORS: Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 and grabbed 11 rebounds in the victory. Serge Ibaka added 14 and DeMar DeRozan chipped in 13.PACERS 108, MACCABI HAIFA 89Newly acquired Victor Oladipo did a little bit of everything for the Pacers as he scored 18, grabbed five rebounds, handed out four assists and had five steals.Former Atlanta Hawk Josh Smith scored 16 and pulled down seven rebounds in the loss.HAIFA: The NBA exhibition tour continued for Maccabi. Angel Rodriguez scored 15 and Oz Blayzer and Samardo Samuels added 14 apiece. Haifa actually outscored the Pacers 56-47 in the second and third quarters combined.PACERS: Darren Collison scored 15 as Indiana navigates a world without Paul George. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 13 and Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis each scored 12 in the win.UP NEXT: The Pacers (3-1) open the regular season by hosting the Nets on Oct. 18. Maccabi Haifa (0-2) travels to face the Trail Blazers on Friday. It was the first chance for James to play with close friend and former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade as the Cavaliers showed off their new starting lineup. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue brought out his new starting group for the first time now that James is back. He was joined by Wade, Kevin Love and newcomers Derrick Rose and Jae Crowder. Lue announced the lineup, which includes three former MVPs on Monday. James and Rose have won regular-season MVPs and Wade was the 2006 Finals MVP.Rose finished with 13 points and Iman Shumpert added 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Tonight, I was off. I could feel it,” James said. “It’s just my first action since the Finals and my timing was a little off and turnovers, I think, just trickled down to everybody. So, I made everyone’s timing off.”The starting five was expectedly rusty with the group having spent little time together. Wade was just bought out by the Bulls on Sept. 24. Crowder and Isaiah Thomas went to Cleveland as part of the Kyrie Irving trade on Aug. 30. And Love was just recently informed that he’d be moving to center with the unit from power forward. Anthony, Jackson gone, but Knicks’ losing likely to continue Love and Wade were a combined 2 for 19 Tuesday.“I don’t think we’ll be the team we want to be in a week,” James said. “It’s going to be for the whole season. We’re going to have changes, we’re going to make changes, we’re going to become a better team as the games go on. So, the team opening night will not be the team that we know we can be.”RAPTORS 116, PISTONS 94The Raptors never trailed as newcomer CJ Miles scored 19 points off the bench, including a 5-for-8 effort from 3-point range.Ish Smith led the Pistons with a game-high 22 points off the bench as the starting five struggled.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Alapag, Alab looking to finish strong after overcoming poor start

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Paras no regrets going to US despite abrupt end to college career Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames But necessary changes were made. Alab changed its World Imports and had a sponsorship facelift.And now, San Miguel Alab is just three wins away from being the third Filipino team to win the regional crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLooking back, Alapag could only brim with pride the way his side persevered and straightened up its rough patches early in the season.“I’m just really proud of our guys,” he said after Alab’s 79-72 victory over Hong Kong Eastern to sweep the semifinals in two games. “They’ve fought and clawed their way to the finals considering where we were at the start of the season. It was tough, tough on me, tough on the guys, and it makes practice tough because of the schedule, having to play once every two weeks. But you got to give credit to their effort coming in every day, committing to working and committing on getting better.”With Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee in tow, things fell into place for the team, stringing eight straight wins as Alab established itself as a legitimate title contender, something which Alapag believed was the turning point for the squad.“We have two incredible imports on and off the court in Balk and Jus. It just helps to set the table collectively as a group,” he said. “We kept moving forward, kind of got our rhythm in the eight-game winning streak and now, we have a confident group that deserves to be there in the finals.”Alapag knows that the pressure is slowly mounting on San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to take home the gold, but for him, his job remains the same.“You know it’s funny. When you’re playing, you dedicate so much of your time in the gym, training, and practicing on the court. But when you’re coaching, that commitment stays the same but now, it’s watching video, trying to find ways that you can improve as a coach, and try to help your team be as prepared as possible.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo from ABLSTA. ROSA — Coming with heightened expectations in its second season, Alab Pilipinas positioned itself as a top flight contender in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League.However, a 0-3 start casted doubts over the crew’s ability to hang with the league’s bests and put rookie coach Jimmy Alapag under the microscope.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “For me, the work ethic never changes and that’s just who I am and now, I want to make sure that now that I’m coaching, that I do my best to put these guys on a good position to win,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Oppo F9 specifications leaked, tipped with 25MP camera and 3500mAh battery

first_imgAfter launching the 2018 flagship phone– the Find X– Oppo is now gearing up for the launch of the F9 Pro in India. The F9 is also being released around the same time in places like Malaysia and Oppo has been revealing interesting details of the phone via its social media pages. In fact, it has also given out the design of the phone but now a new leak has seemingly revealed the full specifications of the phone giving us a clear picture of what to expect from the upcoming Oppo F9.According to a report from MySmartPrice that has obtained the spec sheet of the phone, the Oppo F9 will sport a 6.3-inch LTPS TFT LCD display panel with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and a notch at the top. The notch will be a tiny one with just the front camera in it. Oppo has confirmed that the device will offer a 90.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Further, the phone will measure 156.7mm in length and 74.00mm in breadth. The thickness will be around 7.9mm and it will weigh 169g. Oppo will launch Sunrise Red, Starry Purple and Twilight Blue colour variants of the Oppo F9.Coming to the core specifications, the Oppo F9 will be powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core 12nm processor clocked at a 2.0 GHz speed, and an ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU clocked at 800 MHz. Further, there will be two variants of the Oppo F9 based on the storage- one with 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage.advertisementIn the camera-department, Oppo F9 is expected to feature a dual camera set-up comprising of a 16MP primary with f/1.85 aperture and 2MP secondary sensor. On the front, you get a 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The dual-SIM phone will be backed by a 3500mAh battery with VOOC fast charging support that offers up to 2 hours of talk time from only 5 minutes of charging.Connectivity options expected onboard are Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, 4G VoLTE, GPS, BeiDou, and USB OTG support. The phone is rumoured to come with new Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2. There are also rumours that Oppo might F9 as F9 Pro in India. About the price, expect the device to be priced under Rs 30,000.last_img read more