Celtics get back at Pistons

first_imgAl Horford had 18 points, Jaylen Brown scored 12, reserve Marcus Smart also had 12 points and smooth-shooting rookie Jayson Tatum scored 11 for the Celtics. Tatum made a 3-pointer late to help hold off a potential comeback by the Pistons, putting Boston ahead by eight points with 1:55 left.Boston shut down the Pistons’ offense after giving up a season-high 118 points on 52 percent shooting in the loss to them. On Sunday, the Celtics held Detroit to a season low in points and forced it to miss two-thirds of its shots.Baynes kept a hand, arm or shoulder on Drummond while defending him, keeping him out of the lane as much as possible.“They never took a body off him, and we could never take advantage of it,” Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. “He got shots for other guys, but we didn’t make any of them.”The Pistons have lost six straight for the first time since late in the 2014-15 season.ADVERTISEMENT When Detroit beat the Celtics last month, Drummond scored 26 points and Jackson had 20. In the rematch, Drummond didn’t make a shot until late in the game and finished with just six points on 1-of-5 shooting while Jackson was 0 for 9 with two points.“We were locked in,” said Boston center Aron Baynes said. “Our offense wasn’t as crisp as we wanted it to be, but defensively we had a game plan and we stuck with it. We were trying to pack the paint and make them make plays from the outside. Last time, they really had whatever they wanted inside the paint.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe Eastern Conference-leading Celtics bounced back from a loss Friday night at San Antonio, extending their feat of losing consecutive games only once this season.“We responded not only to that loss at home (to Detroit), but also to the tough Spurs loss,” said Boston’s Kyrie Irving, who scored 16 points. “We want to continue to build character and identity for our team and be responsive with a quick turnaround.” Boston Celtics forward Al Horford, center, goes to the basket against Detroit Pistons forwards Stanley Johnson (7) and Tobias Harris, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)DETROIT — The Boston Celtics prevented Andre Drummond from scoring in the paint and quieted Reggie Jackson on the perimeter.That helped Boston get revenge from a rare loss in a 91-81 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “We’ve lost some confidence and we need to get it back,” Van Gundy said. “We knew we were going to play a month unlike anyone else in the NBA, and we started it well, but now it has gotten bad.”TIP-INSCeltics: Marcus Morris, who was acquired in last summer’s trade with Detroit for Bradley, didn’t play and is expected to sit out the next game before having his left knee evaluated in Boston. … Horford left the game briefly in the first half, favoring his right leg as he limped off the court.“I just banged knees,” Horford said.Pistons: Tobias Harris scored 19, reserve Anthony Tolliver had 15 points and Avery Bradley scored 12 against his former team. Ish Smith added 11 points off the bench, taking advantage of an opportunity to play in place of the cold-shooting Jackson.“We had a lot of open shots, but I think someone put a lid on the basket,” Jackson said. “I couldn’t get anything to go down.”HE SAID IT“My job is to be a truth teller for these guys,” Van Gundy said. “When they were 10-3, they weren’t as good as everyone was saying. And now that they have lost six straight, they aren’t as bad as everyone is saying.”UP NEXTCeltics: Wrap up a three-game road trip Monday night at Chicago. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Photos: Check out the vibe at first Warriors game at the Chase Center

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors opened the doors to their first game at Chase Center, and fans came out to check the new digs in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers.Construction on the $1.4 billion arena took two years. It was already open for concerts in September, but Saturday was the first time the building’s main tenant, the Warriors, held a game day. Fans filled up the 18,0064 seats and checked out more than 40 food and beverage points in the Chase Center, according to Stadia …last_img read more

More Developers Start Working on Android Apps

first_imgFlurry Smart Phone Industry Pulse July 2009 Final Related Posts Tags:#Apple#E-Books#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois EBooks on Mobile PhonesFlurry also took a close look at eBook applications and noticed that the number of active users there is showing tremendous growth. Flurry tracked nearly 3 million active users of eBook apps in July, up from just around half a million in March. While Amazon and Barnes & Noble both offer eBook apps for the iPhone (and B&N also offers one for the Blackberry), Sony remains the only major eBook player without a mobile app. Judging from these numbers, the real battle for dominance in the eBook market might not happen around hardware devices like the Kindle or the Sony Reader. Instead, whichever company can dominate the eBook market on mobile phones might have a serious advantage over its competitors.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… By the end of this year, Apple’s App Store will carry more than 100,000 apps. According to Flurry, which specializes in providing real-time analytics to mobile app developers on the iPhone, Android, JavaME, and Blackberry, new project starts among iPhone developers show no sign of slowing down. Flurry, however, also noticed that a growing number of developers have started to work on Android applications – maybe in reaction to Apple’s erratic App Store approval process. Over the past six months, the number of new Android apps that have integrated Flurry’s analytics doubled and the pipeline for new Android apps is also filling up quickly.Flurry currently tracks about 1,600 applications. The company argues that because developers often integrate analytics early on in the development process – as early as 6 months before an app ships – it can track “new project starts.” As always, we have to take these statistics with a grain of salt. After all, it’s possible that the number of developers who are integrating Flurry Analytics is growing and not the number of developers in general. Android Poised for GrowthStill, Flurry’s stats for Android are definitely encouraging, and there can be little doubt that more and more developers are starting to look at Android as an alternative platform – especially since Apple’s App Store approval process continues to be a mess.Flurry doesn’t track applications on Windows Mobile phones. Microsoft, however, is also trying to woo disgruntled iPhone developers and is now offering instructions for how to port iPhone apps to Windows Mobile. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Devance on Ginebra-Meralco rivalry: ‘We hate each other’

first_img“If we thought [the TNT series] is gonna be a battle, this next series is going to be a battle. We’re full aware of the challenges that they’re gonna present to us, so we’ll see what happens.” Channelling his inner pro wrestler, the Gin Kings forward only has one thing in mind in response to the Bolts slasher being repeatedly vocal in his desire to have the rematch.“I’m a heel,” Devance said, alluding to the pro wrestling parlance of a bad guy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m gonna hit Dillinger. I’m gonna punch him right in the stomach,” he joked.Devance knows that as much trash talk players from both teams fire on social media, they are all aware that it’s all fun and games as they all look forward to silencing each other on the court. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next PBA IMAGESAsk, and you shall receive.That’s exactly what Joe Devance has to say for Jared Dillinger as Ginebra and Meralco meet for the second straight time in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games TNT coach Racela says Ginebra rookie Ferrer best player of Game 4 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “I’m just playing. You know, it’s all in good fun, good sportsmanship. You know it’s competitiveness. You know we’re just gonna come out and fight, whatever team wants it more is gonna get it,” he said, sharing that he’s good friends with a lot of Fil-Am players on the other camp.Meralco has been aching to get back at Ginebra after its runner-up finish in last year’s Governors’ Cup Finals, where it lost in heartbreaking fashion in Game 6.Devance knows how motivated the Bolts will be, and is hoping that emotions won’t spill out of the court just like what happened in the Gin Kings’ semifinals series against TNT.Being the last two teams standing from the rival companies, Devance admitted there’s bad blood between Ginebra and Meralco.“I don’t want to say we hate each other, but we hate each other. I mean with MVP and Mr. Ang, it’s just how it is,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READlast_img read more

Joshua Pacio embraces pressure of being first Team Lakay to defend ONE title in 2019

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Pacio is just one of four current titleholders out of Baguio City’s Team Lakay.“I’m excited but at the same time there’s a bit of pressure because I’m the first one on my team who will be defending his title,” Pacio told Filipino scribes on the eve of his bout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments JAKARTA, Indonesia—Filipino Joshua Pacio would be lying if he said he’s not feeling pressure as he defends his strawweight title against Yosuke Saruta in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT “This will be the best birthday gift for me. It happened to kuya Eduard last November where he got himself the belt so it would be nice if I get to defend my title.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacio doesn’t see the pressure as a burden but rather as a constant reminder to be at his best not only for himself but for his entire squad.“The pressure is not stressful at all. The pressure is more on the positive side that I just need to win for my team,” he said. “And whether I’m the first or not, my goal is the same which is to win.”Pacio just turned 23 on January 10 and he hopes to give himself the best birthday gift on Sunday the way his teammate Eduard Folayang won his title fight against Amir Khan last November which was a day after his birthday.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte UFC obliging troubled Greg Hardy’s desire for 2nd chance MOST READlast_img read more

Modi’s Independence Day style statement: Colour me green and saffron

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the Guard of Honour at Red Fort on the occasion of 68th Independence Day in Delhi on August 15.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, already seen as one of India’s most well-dressed leaders, went a step ahead on the Independence Day on Friday, sporting a blazing saffron and green headgear and his trademark cream-coloured short-sleeved khadi kurta and white pajamas as he addressed the nation for the first time from the windy ramparts of the Red Fort, like all his predecessors since 1947.The saffron pagdi with white dots, sitting snugly on Modi’s head, stood out on TV screens that telecast his animated hour-long speech he delivered without any bulletproof glass cover from the 16th century fort, unlike his recent predecessors.The light and summer-friendly khadi kurta added a soothing contrast to the headgear, all three colours reflecting the Tricolour he had just unfurled to mark Indias 68th Independence Day.The pagdi was red last yearFile photo of Narendra Modi, then the Gujarat chief minister, giving his Independence Day speech in Bhuj in Gujarat on August 15, 2013.Modi’s dress code on Friday was, however, not much different from what he wore in his Independence Day speech as Gujarat Chief Minister in Bhuj on August 15, 2013. Only the colours had changed.Last year, it was a red headgear with white dots, a full-sleeved kurta and an embroidered scarf.last_img read more

The Worst: Ohio State’s Wireless Is Preventing Buckeye QB Stephen Collier From Watching “House Of Cards”

first_imgStephen Collier can't watch House of Cards because of Ohio State's wireless signal.Today is a great day. It’s Friday, but, more importantly, Season 3 of House of Cards has been released. Millions of people across the country will be visiting Netflix to watch Frank Underwood wreak havoc in Washington, D.C. Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback Stephen Collier wants to be one of those people watching the show. But he can’t – the spotty wireless on OSU’s Columbus campus isn’t letting him access the online media platform. We feel for you, Stephen. Finally get a break to go watch House of Cards in between class in then Osuwireless does Osuwireless things pic.twitter.com/u479rsHAsJ— Stephen Collier (@S13Collier) February 27, 2015Ohio State wireless: step your game up. There’s TV shows to be binging.last_img read more

Your Chance To Meet Kelly Clarkson And Pentatonix

first_imgHere is your chance to bid on a pair of tickets to see Kelly Clarkson and Pentatonix in concert on Thursday, 8/6/2015 at 7:00 PM at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO.Also included is Kelly’s latest CD Invincible. And that’s not all – bring your camera and a pen to get an autograph because this auction includes a personal, up-close meet and greet with Kelly and Pentatonix!Don’t miss this opportunity to do something truly amazing and help out a worthy cause at the same time. 100% of the proceeds benefit Point Hope, a non-profit organization that serves as a voice for forgotten children. Find out about Point Hope here.The auction runs until July 11, and can be accessed here.last_img read more

Royal Conservatory of Music to welcome global superstars for 201718

first_imgAdvertisement “I say no to way more people than I say yes to,” explains Mervon Mehta, the executive director of performing arts at the Royal Conservatory of Music, explaining the process by which he assembles the series of concerts he programs annually at Toronto’s Koerner Hall. Mehta and the Conservatory announced their ninth season of concerts, for 2017-18, on Tuesday morning, and it includes some real gems. The Conservatory has always made the superb acoustics of Koerner Hall available to many other groups – the Toronto Symphony Orchestra just based its entire Mozart@261 festival at Koerner – but programming the hall themselves has always been a major RCM priority.And for next season, we’ll see and hear the usual stellar procession of world-class and world-famous classical artists. About 50 per cent of Mehta’s concerts are classically based, and the RCM has spoiled us in some ways in the past by making the first-rate commonplace. And the same will be true for 2017-18. We’ll hear from Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt playing Bach, as well as other keyboard concerts by Khatia Buniatishvili, Beatrice Rana and the ever-popular Yuja Wang. As well, France’s duo-piano Labèque sisters, Katia and Marielle, will be making their Koerner Hall debut playing a two-piano version of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.A Koerner Hall debut will also be made by superstar Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan, with a program based in the Second Viennese School of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern that should prove more than stimulating. Canadian baritone Gerald Finley and English tenor Ian Bostridge will fill out Koerner’s vocal series, Bostridge with an all-Schubert program. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Is Patrick Peterson a Better Cornerback Than Richard Sherman

A few weeks ago, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson told ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss he thought he was worth more than Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks. Sherman fired back on Twitter, and Peterson doubled down on Thursday.“I believe if you put [Sherman] in our system I don’t think he’d be able to last, honestly,” Peterson said on “The Bickley Show with Vince Marotta” on Arizona Sports 98.7 in Phoenix. “I actually do much more than he is … Obviously, his job is definitely much easier than mine. If you look at their scheme and look at our scheme, he’s a Cover 3 corner. Period.”We can’t assess Peterson’s hypothetical — Sherman being slotted into Peterson’s role — with data because such data doesn’t exist. But, as Sherman already intimated, what statistical evidence we do have makes it difficult to support Peterson’s case. According to Pro Football Focus’s play-by-play grading system, Sherman has finished no lower than sixth among cornerbacks over the past two years; meanwhile, Peterson has finished no higher than 16th.Looking at their component stats, there’s no area where Peterson beats Sherman: Since 2012, Peterson has allowed a higher completion percentage (53 percent to Sherman’s 49 percent) and a much higher touchdown percentage (7 percent to Sherman’s 2.8 percent). Peterson also has a lower interception percentage (5.4 percent to Sherman’s 11 percent) and a much higher Adjusted Yards per Attempt figure (6.3 to Sherman’s 2.9). Even if you subscribe to the theory that a good cornerback’s primary value is in preventing passes from ever being attempted — which I do — opponents threw at Peterson once every 11.8 snaps, and at Sherman once every 13.7 snaps.Arizona has been the NFL’s second-best team at defending the pass over the past two years, but Seattle is No. 1, and by a wide margin, according to Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) metric. The difference between the Seahawks and the Cardinals is the same as the difference between the Cardinals and the sixth-ranked San Francisco 49ers.This could be taken as a point in Peterson’s favor — perhaps the sheer quality of Sherman’s Seattle teammates makes his job that much easier. But that’s another hypothetical. For now, all we really know is that the evidence supports Sherman’s side of the cornerback spat. read more