Love, LeBron push Cavaliers past Antetokounmpo, Bucks

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love (0) drives against Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker (7), from Australia, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 124-119. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Kevin Love joked that he might swing by the hospital on his way home.On a recent visit, he got a dose of something that made him and the Cavaliers feel better.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Plagued by slow starts through their first 10 games, the Cavs came out with better intensity and focus.Cleveland shot 69 percent from the floor (11 of 16) and made 14 of 15 free throws in the first quarter while opening an 11-point lead. It was a much better showing from the Cavs’ starters, who were criticized by Dwyane Wade after Sunday’s loss.TRADE TALKBledsoe will take some of the pressure off Antetokounmpo, the league’s leading scorer.“He’s a great player,” he said. “He’s going help the team. He’s going to make the game easier for everyone.”TIP-INSBucks: Brogdon has picked up his scoring. He has three straight 20-point games for the first time in his career. “He worked extremely hard this summer on his game,” Kidd said. “He knows what’s coming. He knows what to expect.” … C John Henson had two fouls in the first three minutes and was plagued by foul trouble all game. He also picked up a technical.Cavaliers: James played in his 1,072nd game, tying him for 82nd place on the career list with a certain Michael Jeffrey Jordan. … Smith passed Rashard Lewis (1,787) for 14th place on the NBA’s career 3-pointers made list. … Love didn’t attempt a 3-pointer for the first time since Jan. 23, 2015. … G Iman Shumpert returned after missing a week with a sore right knee and scored six points in 19 minutes.UP NEXTBucks: At San Antonio on Friday.Cavaliers: Begin a four-game road trip on Thursday at Houston. Before the game, the Bucks got some scoring help by acquiring guard Eric Bledsoe from Phoenix in exchange for forward/center Greg Monroe and two draft picks.Afterward, coach Jason Kidd complained about the officiating. Milwaukee was called for 31 personals compared to 18 for Cleveland, and the Cavs attempted 38 free throws.Kidd pointed out that over the past three games, opponents have tried 95 free throws to 40 for Milwaukee.“I just got fined,” he said. “That’s one way. The other way is by expressing to the officials and I did that the whole night. The different crews that we’ve had have been awful.”Cleveland’s start to the season has been puzzling on so many levels. Loaded with as much talent as any team in the league, the Eastern Conference champions have been beating good teams and losing to squads they should be handling.“We don’t want to,” Love said. “We’d rather come out and play — because we’re capable — at a high level of basketball every single game. We have a ton of talent in here.”The myriad issues have led to the usual scrutiny of James, who caused a stir on social media Monday night.Moments after former teammate Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics beat the Hawks for their ninth straight win, James posted a meme on his Instagram account of the kids’ cartoon character Arthur with a clenched fist with the caption “mood.”Asked for the meaning, James shrugged.“I like Arthur,” he said.FIRST UNIT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Gay soccer star Robbie Rogers retires from LA Galaxy Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Love scored a season-high 32 points without attempting a 3-pointer, LeBron James added 30 following an interesting couple days on social media, and Cleveland withstood a 40-point performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 124-119 on Tuesday night.The Cavs have been one of the NBA’s biggest surprises this season — for all the wrong reasons. But after losing five of six, they did enough to hand the young-and-improving Bucks their fourth straight loss and keep Cleveland fans from panicking.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLove was briefly hospitalized after scoring just four points and leaving a surprising loss to Atlanta in the third quarter on Sunday. Following his best game this season, Cleveland’s center was asked what IV medications he received.“I don’t know,” he said with a smile. “Whatever they gave me I might go back and check myself in tonight.” MOST READ Love added 16 rebounds. J.R. Smith found his stroke and added a season-high 20 points for the Cavs.“That’s my guy,” James said of Smith, who went 5 of 7 on 3-pointers while wearing a model of James’ sneakers. “Swish is my guy and he’s been struggling the first 10 games. I told him it was the shoes. He finally decided to wear my shoes. After a long conversation we finally decided to wear them and he had a breakout game.“He hit the 3-ball, got into the paint. That was Swish. We’re gonna need more of that from him a lot coming up.”Still a few weeks shy of his 23rd birthday, the multi-talented Antetokounmpo finished 16 of 21 from the floor. He also had nine rebounds and eight turnovers before fouling out with 18 seconds left.Malcolm Brogdon had 22 points for Milwaukee, and Khris Middleton finished with 20.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Belingon dominates Nguyen for ONE interim bantamweight belt

first_img“To my team this is an honor and this is a great feeling,” said Belingon. “And I’m a champion.”“I trained hard for this fight to get this belt and I’m proud to say I’m one of the champions in the Philippines with Geje and [heavyweight champion] Brandon [Vera].”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Kevin Belingon’s entrance (part 1). #ONEFightNight— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) July 27, 2018 LATEST STORIES Belingon continued to stuff Nguyen’s takedown attempts and dictated the tempo of the first two rounds through his striking.It was in the third round when Belingon found a breakthrough, landing devastating combinations to the head of Nguyen.Belingon kept Nguyen off track with unorthodox striking patterns in the third but scored with a spinning heel kick later in the round.Nguyen tried his takedowns early in the fifth round but had little success as Belingon continued to stuff it.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Belingon then connected with his best combination in the fight sending four straight punches to the face of Nguyen and finishing it off with a spinning heel kick.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Kevin Belingon is the new ONE world champion. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon added another golden strap to the mythos of Team Lakay after dominating Martin Nguyen for five rounds to earn the ONE interim bantamweight title Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The 30-year-old Belingon joined ONE flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio as current titlists under Team Lakay, which had Honorio Banario and Eduard Folayang as former holders of ONE Championship gold.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 2020 Tokyo Olympics consider daylight saving to beat heat Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

Cuttington Gets Innovative for Academic Excellence, Sustainability

first_imgDr. C. Patrick BurrowesLike other institutions of higher education in Liberia, Cuttington University is facing serious financial challenges. To address these problems, the nation’s oldest private university has announced several major innovations.As noted by Dr. C. Patrick Burrowes, Cuttington’s new Vice President for Academic Affairs, “We have lots of challenges, but we cannot sit without finding solutions to them.“Working with our deans, faculty, and others at our Suakoko campus, we have decided to initiate several academic innovations. When these initiates are fully rolled out next academic year, we believe they will enhance the learning environment and help to address our financial challenges.”Burrowes is a seasoned academic who has worked at major American universities including Howard University and Pennsylvania State University.  He is the author of numerous Liberian history books and widely published in scholarly journals. He spent 30 years researching and writing his most recent book, Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea: A History of the Liberian People Before 1800.Dr. Burrowes added Cuttington University is in the process of launching three new centers for academic excellence. Dr. Burrowes further said the essence of the centers is to upscale the university’s revenue by conducting short-term training, data collection, measurement, and evaluation and applied research for government, funders and international organizations.Already launched is the Center for Innovative Food Systems, which will address shortages in food storage, packaging and value-addition that are contributing to malnutrition and food insecurity.The center, according to Dr. Burrowes is headed by veteran agriculturist Stanford Peabody.“Two other centers will be soon follow,” he said. “One will focus on education and the other on health and human development.”Another innovation the university is undertaking, according to Dr. Burrowes is to launch a comprehensive review of its undergraduate curriculum.“Instead of offering programs that are available at other universities, we want to make sure ours are unique and programs in line with the current manpower needs of Liberia. We also want to structure our curriculum so that students can complete short-term certificates on their way to earning their bachelor’s degree, “Dr. Burrowes added.Among other innovations, Dr. Burrowes said the University has implemented new record-keeping software in its Admissions and Records Office, Burrowes said.“The new system allows students to register online without coming to campus. It will also reduce the number of steps required for registration and speed up the registration process,” he added.Upon joining Cuttington in December 2018, Dr. Burrowes quickly recruited two popular young scholars to join the University’s distinguished faculty. They include Hawa Jande Golakai, an award-winning novelist and short-story writer, who has regularly featured at several international book festivals; and Othniel Forte, founder of the monthly literary event called Monrovia Reads and Forte Publishing Company. Forte now works with the institution as research warden and Golakai teaches English and literature.“Hiring Golakai and Forte created quite a buzz. So, I am now getting calls from other scholars who want to join us. Stay tuned for news of other exciting hires.To address declining revenue, Dr. Burrowes said that Cuttington is pursuing closer working relationships with government ministries and agencies to help with data collection, short-term training of employees, facilities for conferences and outreach to rural communities, especially farmers.“Right now, we want mutually beneficial partnerships, not handouts,” he said.Meanwhile, Dr. Burrowes has urged members of the legislature to help Cuttington meet it nation’s goals through adequate budgetary allocation.“The gap in higher education between Monrovia and the rest of the country is widening. With help from our legislators, we can help to close that gap. We are Liberia’s only university that is truly national in scope, with campuses in Suakoko, Kakata, and Monrovia. Our Bong County campus is near the center of the country,” he said.Meanwhile, Dr. Burrowes has disclosed that he start the implementation of a weekly movie night and a lecture series that have both proven popular with students.“Lecturers so far have included Swedish Ambassador Ingrid Witterqvist, who spoke on her country’s feminist foreign policy, and Dr. Dougbeh Nyan, Liberian research scientist and inventor,” Dr. Burrowes said. “On May 15, internationally renowned Liberian scholar Robtel Pailey will speak on citizenship in Liberia.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more