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Gobert, Favors hurt in Jazz win over Celtics

first_imgUtah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (27) kneels on the floor beside teammate Derrick Favors (15) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Gobert left the game with a knee injury after Favors fell backward into his leg on the play. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — The Utah Jazz broke out of a slump that has been plaguing them during their current road trip.But it came at the cost of two of their starters — one possibly for an extended period.ADVERTISEMENT Ricky Rubio had 22 points, Donovan Mitchell added 17 points, nine assists and five rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 107-95 on Friday night.Jonas Jerebko and Rodney Hood also finished with 17 points for the Jazz, who snapped a four-game losing streak. It was Utah’s first victory in Boston since 2008, a span of nine games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk It took everything the Jazz had to make it to the end of the game.Jazz center Rudy Gobert left early in the first quarter with a left knee injury after teammate Derrick Favors fell backward into his leg. Gobert was able to walk off the court on his own power, but went straight to the locker room and did not return. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals The Celtics struggled from the field in the second quarter, shooting a combined 4 for 21.HAYWARD RETURN?Hayward is open to playing this season, but said it will depend on how fast he is able to heal and show progress as he works his way back.“My mind is open to that,” Hayward said of the possibility of returning to game action before season’s end. “I’m trying to get back as fast as I can. It all depends on how I heal, and taking it day-by-day, goal by goal. We’ll see what happens.”Wednesday marked a milestone in Hayward’s recovery process, when he was able to shed the walking boot he’s been using since his surgery in October. He continues to wear a protective brace.NO HARD FEELINGSSnyder said no one feels any animosity over Hayward’s decision to leave Utah.“I think everybody understands the decision that he made,” Snyder said. “So to see him get hurt, it was hard. I felt horrible for him. I think most of the guys on our team reached out. I know I did. … We hope that he’s back soon.”MORRIS UPDATEMarcus Morris (knee soreness) sat out his fourth straight game and won’t travel for the upcoming two-game trip. Morris has played in just 16 games this season while dealing with the injury and recently sought a second opinion on it. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “He’s had a little bit of a setback here, but it doesn’t sound like it’s going to be a long-term thing,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.UP NEXTJazz: Continue six-game trip Saturday at Cleveland.Celtics: Begin two-game trip Friday at Memphis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Westbrook triple-double keys OKC in 3OT thriller vs 76ers The second quarter brought more injuries. First, Boston’s Daniel Theis left with a facial injury. Later, the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown caught Favors with an incidental elbow, leaving him bleeding from his left eye and Brown from his elbow. Favors received six stitches and did not return.“That’s a team win. Everybody stepped up,” Rubio said. “We know that we have a lot of players who can play, and they were ready.”Coach Quin Snyder said Favors passed the concussion protocol. Gobert will be evaluated Saturday.“This group’s got character and they are going to compete no matter what the circumstances and they did,” Snyder said.Boston got no closer than eight points in final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 33 points. Al Horford added 21 points and seven assists. Boston lost for the third time in five games.“I gotta give Utah credit, because they grinded the game and they made tough shot after tough shot,” Horford said. “They kind of, like, took the life out of you in a way.”Friday was the first meeting between the teams since Gordon Hayward left Utah in free agency last summer to join the Celtics. But Hayward could only watch as he continues to rehab from the broken left ankle he suffered in Boston’s season opener.Joe Johnson returned to game action for the first time since Oct. 30. He missed 21 straight games while dealing with a right wrist injury.TIP-INSJazz: G Raul Neto sat out his second straight game with a concussion.Celtics: It was Irving’s ninth game this season with 30 or more points. … Started the second quarter 0 for 14 from the field.TAKING CONTROLThe Jazz held a 46-39 lead at the half. They were led by Rubio and Hood, who scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, and shot a combined 10 for 13 from the field.The Jazz led by as many as 10 in the half and outscored the Celtics 25-13 in the second quarter. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 View commentslast_img read more

Germany crash out of World Cup 2018. Brazilian channel goes ballistic

first_imgFor ninety breathless minutes on Wednesday, Brazilians were confronted with the prospect of another knockout clash with Joachim Loew’s Germany — the team to which they lost so abjectly, so humiliatingly, in the 2014 semi-final in Belo Horizonte.Even their president, Dilma Rousseff, was devastated that day, and said as much on Twitter. A US news website wondered, in a headline, if voters might make her pay for the 7-1 dubbing with her job. It was, as a Brazilian would say, absolutamente horrível. No need to translate.But yesterday, when South Korea scored twice in stoppage time to inflict the champion’s curse on the Germans — eliminating them in the group stage like Spain in 2014, and Italy in 2010 — one Brazilian news channel tweeted an unhinged, bi-syllabic scream of pure, sadistic mirth.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEWORLD CUP 2018 – FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEIf there was schadenfreude — a German-origin word that means joy caused by another’s misery — in any Brazilian hearts, then then writer of this tweet appeared to be channeling the full force of it.AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAFOX Sports Brasil (@FoxSportsBrasil) June 27, 2018Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, who could barely contain her delight in Rio de Janeiro when Mario Gotze scored the tournament winner in 2014, was in a rather more sombre mood yesterday. “This evening were all very sad,” she said, in comments published by Reuters.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTOSAfter the famous 7-1 win, the German tabloid Bild proclaimed, “No words.” The words were splashed across the front page, the tone gleeful and disbelieving.advertisementThis morning, Bild couldn’t think of a more befitting headline.Links: unsere Seite 1 nach dem 7:1 2014.Rechts: unsere Seite 1 nach dem WM-Aus 2018. pic.twitter.com/r0EB0xpSkiBILD (@BILD) June 27, 2018last_img read more

Mophie CoFounder Goes All In on HighTech Immoter Scooter

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story originally appeared on PCMag The “future of personal transport” might just be a scooter, if Daniel Huang, the former CEO of battery phone case maker Mophie, has his way.Huang is now at the helm of Immotor, which just launched its first product — an “intelligent,” 3-wheel electric scooter that’s powered by a smart battery with its own operating system. Launched on crowdfunding site Indiegogo, the Immotor Go has already raised more than $18,000 of its $45,000 goal, with a month left to go in the fundraising campaign.You can secure the scooter on Indiegogo now for just $399. It’s expected to ship in March 2017, at which point the price goes up to $749.That’s not exactly cheap, but for a scooter, this thing is pretty feature-rich: it boasts LED headlights, integrated GPS tracking and anti-theft technology, cruise control, digital accelerator and brake controls, a weatherproof Bluetooth speaker and swappable “super” batteries. It can go up to 20 miles on a charge and speed at up to 20mph.”Immotor Go, with its unique portability, can be unfolded and folded seamlessly in seconds,” the Indiegogo page reads. “Designed to be intelligent, the Immotor Go and its app allow you to mount and charge your phone, play your morning commute music playlist on the go through its built-in wireless speaker, track your scooter or trips, take selfies or record videos hands free and carry your heavy bags.”Once you get where you’re going, you can remove one the batteries and use them to charge your laptop, or use an included adapter to turn one into a flashlight. Immotor promises that the battery is “safe by design,” so this thing shouldn’t cause any fires. October 26, 2016 2 min read Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more