49ers report card: Foolishly abandoned run, allowed Rodgers to rally

first_imgSan Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin warms up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)Fourth-quarter failures soured what had been phenomenal performances by C.J. … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceGREEN BAY, Wisc. – Here is how the 49ers (1-5) graded in Monday night’s 33-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers (3-2-1) at Lambeau Field:PASS OFFENSE: Blast_img

Creamline survives shaky second set, trips Adamson-Akari

first_imgView comments LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFor a while, it looked like Creamline was expecting to school Adamson-Akari. It was the Cool Smashers, however, who learned a lesson from the Lady Falcons: Don’t take them for granted.Creamline encountered rough patches before disposing of inexperienced Adamson-Akari, 25-17, 18-25, 25-14, 24-22, Saturday night at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ In the second game, Air Force downed Perlas-BangKo, 25-23, 9-25, 25-20, 25-20, to jumpstart its bid in the conference.The Lady Falcons, coached by American Airess Padda, stole a set from the Cool Smashers, whose powerful lineup includes Valdez and new acquisition Jia Morado.Jema Galanza, who played for Creamline last conference, peppered her former team’s side of the court with smashing attacks to lead Adamson.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Ross sets focus on how to stop ‘Blur’ Rose Vargas, who had 18 points for Creamline, admitted service reception played a big part in their second-set hiccup.“We still need to improve on that and on our defense as well,” said Vargas in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe slight wobble did not concern resident star Alyssa Valdez much, as the former Lady Eagle chose to look at the positives.“It’s gonna be a good start,” said Valdez. “The important thing is we get used to playing as a team and having the right attitude and creating chemistry.” Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena What ‘missteps’? Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Cavs begin coaching search after parting ways with Drew

first_imgAlthough expected, Drew’s departure creates more work for a franchise that will sit out the NBA playoffs this season following a four-year run in the Finals with James.The 61-year-old Drew met with general manager Koby Altman, and the two decided it was best if they went in separate directions. Altman said in a release that Drew “respectfully declined to participate in the search process and will not be returning to coach the Cavaliers.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Cavs tied for the league’s second-worst record with Phoenix, but Drew kept his team playing hard until the end. He received praise from many of his players, including All-Star forward Kevin Love, who was limited to just 22 games following toe surgery.“We have great respect and appreciation for Larry and the job that he did as the head coach of the Cavaliers for nearly the entire 2018-19 campaign. He brought professionalism, class and steady leadership both this past season and prior four years,” Altman said in a release. “All of us in Cleveland wish Larry nothing but the best going forward.” View comments Altman will embark on a search for Cleveland’s fifth coach since 2013. The Cavs will consider college coaches, NBA assistants and former head coaches to continue the rebuild Drew started.Altman is scheduled to outline some of his plans during a news conference Friday at the team’s facility in Independence.The Cavs’ job is enticing on several fronts. Owner Dan Gilbert has displayed a willingness to spend and Cleveland could land one of the top college prospects depending on how things go in next month’s draft lottery.Drew took over when Tyronn Lue, who led the Cavs to a title in 2016, was fired Oct. 28 following a 0-6 start. The 61-year-old Drew spent three seasons with the Cavs, joining Lue’s staff for the championship season.When he replaced Lue, Drew, who previously coached in Atlanta and Milwaukee, knew the Cavs might go in another direction at some point and asked the team to restructure his contract.ADVERTISEMENT Drew’s steadying influence helped the Cavs endure injuries which led to him use a league-high 32 different lineups. He also helped in the development of rookie point guard Collin Sexton, who finished strong after a slow start and appears to be a building block for the future.“I want to thank Dan Gilbert, Koby Altman, the entire organization, and especially our fans, for what has been a very special and rewarding time here in Cleveland,” Drew said. “Koby and I had a good discussion following the season and have both decided that the best decision for each of us was that I would not return to coach the team. I am very proud of what we accomplished over the last several years together and will always cherish our championship.“I also want to commend our players this season for the bond that they established, the way they approached their jobs and the hard work and growth they had every day. I am very proud of them and wish them the best as they continue to develop for the future.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Larry Drew watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Cleveland. A person familiar with the decisions says the Cavaliers are not bringing back Drew for a second season. Drew, who led the Cavs to a 19-63 record after taking over when Tyronn Lue was fired on Oct. 28, was told the team was not picking up his contract option by general manager Koby Altman, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, April 11, 2019, because the team has not commented. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ next coach will inherit a better situation than the one Larry Drew got handed.Drew and the Cavs parted ways Thursday after a challenging, 19-win season that followed LeBron James leaving for Los Angeles and included a rash of injuries to a young roster.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid 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 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sacramento Kings fire coach Dave Joerger 3 losing seasons Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Amol Muzumdar: Mumbai cricket’s unsung hero announces retirement!

first_imgAmol Muzumdar amassed 11,167 runs from 171 matches at an average of 48.13 for MumbaiOne of India’s finest batsman in the domestic circuit, Amol Muzumdar on Friday announced his retirement from all forms.”It has been an absolutely satisfying feeling. I would describe my long career as good and hugely satisfying,” Muzumdar said.A talented right-handed batsman, the 39-year-old, who started his domestic career with Mumbai in 1993-94 season, amassed 11,167 runs from 171 matches at an average of 48.13, including 30 centuries.Muzumdar who ended his illustrious 21-year old career never made it to the national side but felt that he came close to earning a Test spot in 1996.One thing that #AmolMuzumdar always missed, the element of luck. Always dedicated and pursued his talent with passion and sincerity. sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 25, 2014Amol’s spirit left a mark and batting made a statement. Best wishes and welcome to the band of retired! #AmolMuzumdar sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 25, 2014″I dreamt of playing for the country. I would be lying if I said I didn’t, but when you step on the field, you only focus on the game even if it is for your club, office, state or country,” he said.”I think the closest I came to India selection was in 1996. I had four consecutive first-class centuries including the one in Irani Trophy,” he added.Muzumdar, who was the next man in for Shardashram English school when Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli stitched their world-record 664-run partnership, said he got a message from the batting icon and his former Ranji team-mate.advertisement”Sachin Tendulkar sent me a text message and that is the best compliment – The longevity of your career shows your commitment towards the game. It was very sweet of him to send me a text message,” he said.Amol Muzumdar the unsung hero of Mumbai cricket retires leaving behind a tremendous record!Always put his whole heart into his game #Respect Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) September 25, 2014Coached by the famous Ramakant Achrekar, Muzumdar said he met the Dronacharya awardee in the morning.”Today morning I met Achrekar Sir and although he did not say much, he smiled and I know he was happy,” he said.He represented Mumbai with distinction for several seasons and led the team to the title in 2006-07. He also played for Assam and Andhra.Touted as the next Tendulkar, he impressed on his first-class debut for Mumbai, where he made a world record of unbeaten 260 in a Ranji pre-quarterfinal against Haryana.Muzumdar rated Ravi Shastri as the best captain and said, “he was a great leader. He was very encouraging. I still remember the team meeting we had before the final. We were so pumped up that we wanted to play the Ranji final right there and then.”The former Mumbai player, who had a stint with the Netherlands as their batting coach, said he is eligible to play for the country next year.last_img read more

OSUs Marder catching on with professional league

For the Ohio State softball team, the season is over. But one senior will trade away her Buckeyes uniform to represent a new team.Catcher Sam Marder, Ohio State’s all-time home run and RBI leader, will suit up for the Akron Racers this summer in the National Pro Fastpitch league.Marder was the seventh overall pick and first selection for Akron.“I’ve been watching her play for four years and her work ethic and athleticism is unbelievable,” said Joey Arrietta, president and general manager for the Racers.Though Marder is known for her hitting, Arrietta considered that a bonus when she drafted the two-time All-American.“To make your pitching staff the best it can be, you need a great receiver on the other end,” Arrietta said. “I looked first at the catcher she was. You need to allow the pitcher to throw every type of pitch in her repertoire. I think we have a solid pitching staff and my job was to get the best catcher out there to help.”Marder will face difficult competition as big names like Jennie Finch, Cat Osterman and Jessica Mendoza all play in the league. In fact, 10 out of the 17 players for the 2010 USA national team will be playing in the NPF.Though Marder is facing tougher competition, Arrietta expects nothing less than a stellar performance this year from her starting catcher.“I expect her to make a great transition from the collegiate game to our level,” she said. “I think she has had a significant amount of experience and I expect her to be part of that starting lineup and make an impact in our lineup.”The league features four teams: the Chicago Bandits, Tennessee Diamonds, USSSA Pride and Akron Racers.With four teams in the league, the five-round draft set-up only allows teams to pick the best seniors in college softball.Marder will play under two-time Olympic Gold medalist Crystl Bustos. Bustos, who retired from the Racers this past summer, has agreed to be the field manager.Marder will also have a chance to reunite with former OSU player Jamee Juarez. The combo played together in the 2006-2007 season.Though Marder could not be reached to comment, she said earlier this season she is excited for the opportunity to play professional softball.The excitement between Marder and the Racers is mutual.“Four years ago I didn’t know if we were going to be able to get her into a Racers uniform,” Arrietta said. “Now that she is, I am extremely thrilled and can’t wait to see what she does for us.” read more