The economic crisis of the clubs that live up to date and need income regularly, are the ones that most bear the blow. So, Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid and Espanyol have already announced that they will present an ERTE to reduce expenses.Nevertheless, the eibarresa entity does not find the ‘water around the neck’ economically, although sporty in the fight for permanence (it is two points from the relegation posts). In terms of money, Eibar is the second club with the least net debt (in the ‘box’ it has more than 40 million euros), only behind Athletic Club (187 million), with data as of June 2019.Economic solvencyEibar, which has always been characterized by not spending more than it has, has saved in its 6 consecutive seasons in the First Division. That allows it to be the second club with the best net debt, which is the difference between the money in the treasury and the commitments to pay. In the highest category, as of June 2019, they only had a balance in favor of 7 of the 20 clubs: Athletic Club, Eibar, Real Madrid, Leganés, Celta, Sevilla, and Villarreal. The rest carried debts. Eibar’s spending budget for the current season (2019-2020) is 52 million euros, of which the majority (37 million) will go to sports personnel, while only 2 million will go to non-sports personnel. Since 71% of the expenses will go to the footballers, and members of the coaching staff of the first team, the most reasonable thing would be that in case the club had to ‘tighten their belts’, it would be for those who win the most, the players.In this regard, the AFE (Association of Spanish Footballers) sees more logic, in the case of financial hardship of a First club, lower salaries for professional footballers instead of applying an ERTE that affects all workers.For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, The Gipuzkoan club had foreseen a profit of 20 million euros before taxes, which mainly come from transfers. Eibar has already secured 20 million extraordinary income without waiting for the end of this campaign, since comes from sales made in the summer of 2019, when he obtained money from four footballers: 14 million for Joan Jordán (Seville), 8 million for Rubén Peña (Villarreal), 4 million – before he had to pay 2- for Marc Cucurella (Barcelona, who later transferred it to Getafe), and one million for Pablo Hervías (Valladolid ).Eibar depends on television rights, and in its budget for the 2019-2020 campaign it plans to enter 46 million for the retransmission of football matches. This amount represents 88% of ordinary income (52 million), although the percentage falls compared to total income (73 million).This dependence on television money from the Gipuzkoan club has two faces. On the one hand, it means that has fewer resources to obtain money through other channels (partners, tickets, advertising) than other entities. However, that weakness could paradoxically turn into a fortress.And it is that, whenever the league ends -even in July-, with which the television commitments would be fulfilled, Eibar would receive almost all the money provided for retransmissions. It could stop receiving box office revenue if the matches were held behind closed doors, without an audience, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.But other clubs, especially the most powerful ones, which have larger stadiums, a greater number of subscribers and fans, would be the most affected by the ‘closure’ of football. And the longer the break lasts, the worse. Thus, the FC Barcelona museum, which is now closed by COVID-19, billed 57 million in the 2017-2018 campaign. That figure exceeds Eibar’s total budget (53 million) for the 2019-2020 season.Escalante’s BirthdayOn the other hand, Gonzalo Escalante turned 27 on Friday March 27. The Argentine midfielder celebrated his birthday confined at home. The Eibar rules out applying an ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation File) to its workers due to the coronavirus. Although the COVID-19 has stopped the First Division league, as well as the lives of almost everyone, the Gipuzkoan club does not intend to apply economic measures that harm its 200 employees.This has been expressed to footballers and members of the coaching staff of the first Barça squad. In this regard, one of the captains of the Eibar team, Sergi Enrich, said last Tuesday that the staff is calm about it. “The ERTE issue is a sensitive issue that affects the entire society in general. Eibar has given us tranquility and confidence. We are very grateful, because it is a complicated subject. The most important thing is everyone’s health, which right now is the priority. That no more people are infected, and that everything is for the better, “said Sergi Enrich.LaLiga has estimated at 670 million euros the cost of not finishing the current season (2019-2020) in the highest category (both for television rights and for the ticket offices of the parties). For this reason, the president of the professional soccer club association, Javier Tebas, insists that the league championship must be ended.
WESTERN BUREAU: Glenmuir High School’s 19-year-old daCosta Cup team football captain, Jevaughn Ennis, has his teammates eyeing the big prize. For him, the target is more goals. The centre forward currently leads the race for the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW daCosta Cup Golden Boot award – the title that goes to the leading scorer at the end of the season. He has so far netted 19 goals. Those strikes include three separate hat-tricks and a five-goal onslaught against Foga Road High in an earlier Zone M fixture. Ennis told The Gleaner that his lethal form is due to understanding the simple nuances of the game, which works better when his teammates understand their role in the system. Having gained rich experience as part of previous Glenmuir High teams over the past five years, Ennis is one of the first names on the team list. MODEST PLAYER The modest player said that while he would continue scoring goals, it will never be for personal gratification, but for the betterment of his team. “I never set personal targets like the number of goals I want to score in a year, because I am scoring them for my school. That is the important thing. As long as the team does well, I am happy,” said Ennis. Ennis has scored 19 of his team’s 33 goals in 10 matches so far, and with the inter-zone round about to get under way, his ambition is to continue his rich vein of form to take his team as far as possible in the competition. “As captain, I have to lead from the front, literally, and that means staying calm and collected and focused to get my job done well. So if that means scoring another 19 goals, then that is what I want to do,” he reasoned. “I believe we have what it takes to do well this year. My pace and skill make me a dangerous player for defenders. I hope to keep scoring,” said Ennis, whose school advanced to the inter-zone round in second place in the zone behind Garvey Maceo.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Chelsea are set to make a stunning £100m double swoop to get their title defence back on track. The Blues will sign midfield superstar Paul Pogba from Juventus if the Italians are prepared to let him go for £60m and will also splash out £40m in a third attempt to land Everton centre-back John Stones. (Daily Star)And John Stones is ready to slap in a transfer request at Everton to force through his dream move to Chelsea. (The Sun)Chelsea will listen to offers for Juan Cuadrado or Victor Moses having completed the signing of Pedro from Barcelona for a fee that could rise to £21.4?million. (Daily Telegraph)David De Dea’s agent is planning crunch talks with Manchester United to force a move to Real Madrid. United’s No 1, 24, has seen his Real switch stall but is hopeful of being allowed to make the move this month. (The Sun)Manchester United are expected to make a formal bid of more than £20?million to sign Southampton’s Sadio Mané. United made an inquiry for the 23-year-old Senegal international last week but Southampton insist he is not for sale and that they will reject any attempt to sign him. (Daily Telegraph)Tottenham Hotspur are ready to table a second bid, in excess of £20m, for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, as they try to bring in more support for Harry Kane in the final days of the transfer window. (Independent)Liverpool have offered Mamadou Sakho a new long-term contract despite the France international being omitted from Brendan Rodgers’ plans for the first two games of the Premier League season. (Guardian)Lucas is set to leave Liverpool and join Besiktas in a season-long loan move. (Daily Mirror)Everton are willing to meet Andriy Yarmolenko’s 20m Euros release clause as they step up their pursuit of the Ukrainian star. (Daily Mirror)West Ham hope to complete the signing of Robert Green in time for the QPR keeper to go straight into the side on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)Norwich are trying to set up an ambitious swap deal for Leigh Griffiths – with Gary Hooper going back to Celtic. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Inter Milan defender snubs interest from West Brom and Norwich CityArsenal transfer rumours: Five players the Gunners could sign before the window closes Tottenham transfer report: Mauricio Pochettino plotting deal for £40m-rated Monaco sensationWatford transfer news: Quique Flores rubbishes link with Liverpool outcast Mario BalotelliPalermo chief frustrated in attempts to land Arsenal forward Joel CampbellEmanuele Giaccherini’s move to Bologna stalls over Sunderland’s £5m asking priceNaploli put £14.5m price tag on forward eyed by Liverpool and ArsenalReports – Manchester United and Tottenham both keen on Dynamo Moscow hitmanLiverpool outcast Mario Balotelli linked with Sevilla switch as Sampdoria turn to Dimitar BerbatovJuventus target Chelsea flop Juan Cuadrado as alternative to Julian DraxlerTransfer news: 14 HUGE deals rumoured to be on the cards, including Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool targetsDerby ready to raid Championship rivals Brighton for midfielder Dale StephensArsenal transfer latest: Gunners hold talks over PSG duo as Karim Benzema deal ruled out
Donegal Sinn Fein member John Downey to appear again in court on WednesdayA SENIOR Sinn Fein member accused of murdering four British solders in the 1982 IRA bombing at London’s Hyde Park is back in court on Wednesday.John Anthony Downey, 61, of Carrigart, County Donegal, is charged with the murders of Roy John Bright, Dennis Richard Anthony Daly, Simon Andrew Tipper and Geoffrey Vernon Young. The four Household Cavalry members were killed on route to Buckingham Palace.The 61-year-old appeared at the Old Bailey two weeks ago but no bail application was made and he was remanded in custody.He is due back in court on Wednesday where a bail application could be made.Downey, who is originally from Co Cavan but has been living in Co Donegal, will appear at a preliminary hearing before Mr Justice Sweeney at London’s Old Bailey.Mr Downey – who was arrested at Gatwick Airport after stepping off a plane earlier last month – is also charged with intending to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.At his last hearing, he appeared in the court via videolink from Belmarsh prison.The arrest of Downey provoked a strong reaction from Sinn Fein who called for his immediate release.Donegal County Council passed a motion recently calling for his immediate release.In the North, Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly said Sinn Féin member Downey was a “long-time supporter of the Peace Process” and should be released.Gerry Kelly added: “The decision to arrest and charge him in relation to IRA activities in the early 1980s is vindictive, unnecessary and unhelpful.“It will cause anger within the republican community.“Clearly, if John Downey had been arrested and convicted previously he would have been released under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.“As part of the Weston Park negotiation, the British Government committed to resolving the position of OTRs [‘On the Runs’].“John Downey received a letter from the NIO in 2007 stating that he was not wanted by the PSNI or any British police force.“Despite travelling to England on many occasions, now – six years on – he finds himself before the courts on these historic charges.“This development represents bad faith and a departure from what was previously agreed by both governments.“John Downey needs to be released and allowed to return home to his family.”DONEGAL SINN FEIN MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT OVER IRA HYDE PARK BOMB MURDERS was last modified: June 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarrigartDONEGAL SINN FEIN MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT OVER IRA HYDE PARK BOMB MURDERSGERRY ADAMS TDGERRY KELLY MLAJOHN ANTHONY DOWNEYLondonOld Bailey
talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 3 The Kazan Arena will host South Korea v Germany Despite trailing at the bottom of Group F, South Korea can still go through if they beat Germany by three goals and Sweden lose to Mexico. Full preview.World Cup 2018 Group F permutations as Germany, Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea fight to qualifyWhen is Germany vs South Korea?The match will kick off at 3pm UK time.The game will take place at the Kazan Arena which has a capacity of 45,379. South Korea clash with Germany in their final Group F fixture on Wednesday afternoon with everything still to play for.The world champions need to better Sweden’s result against Mexico in order to progress. How can I listen to live coverage?Click here to listen to our live commentary of all the action as it happens on talkSPORT.What’s the team news?South Korea: Cho, Yong Lee, Yun, Young-Gwon Kim, Hong, Jae-Sung Lee, Jung, Jang, Moon, Koo, SonSubs: Seung-Gyu Kim, Jeong, Oh, Park, Ju, Shin-Wook Kim, Seung-Woo Lee, Hwang, Min-Woo Kim, Ki, Go, Jin-Hyeon KimGermany: Neuer, Kimmich, Hummels, Sule, Hector, Khedira, Kroos, Goretzka, Ozil, Reus, WernerSubs: Trapp, Plattenhardt, Ginter, Draxler, Muller, Rudiger, Rudy, Brandt, Gundogan, Gomez, ter StegenWhat does Group F look like ahead of the match? 3 3 Germany face South Korea later today
Jamie Ivers, a fifth year student from Mulroy College has addressed the American Chamber of Commerce conference on Corporate Social Innovation in Education.Jamie was part of a showcase of experiences from participating companies and schools in The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP). The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) is an initiative of Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).Mulroy College have been partnered with Pramerica Systems Ireland for three years and currently have the Skills @ Work and Student Mentoring Programmes operating within the school providing valuable insight into the world of work for all participating students. Jamie delivered his speech to the conference on the impacts experienced through participating in the Skills @ Work Programme last year and to his thoughts and aspirations for the next two years as a mentee on the Student Mentoring Programme with Pramerica.“We are extremely proud of Jamie who represented the school at a national conference, delivering a professional yet heartfelt speech overviewing his own personal experience which is also reflective of the enormous benefits gained by all our students participating on The Schools’ Business Partnership programmes with Pramerica. We are immensely grateful to the employees from Pramerica for the support and commitment to our students and school”, said Fiona Temple, Principal, Mulroy College, Milford.Emma McCleary, HR Generalist, Pramerica and a fellow speaker at the American Chamber conference said: “I was delighted to have the opportunity to communicate my positive experience and that of our Pramerica colleagues when they volunteer on The Schools’ Business Partnership Programmes. Pramerica is committed to supporting our local community, thus giving great scope for our staff to use their numerous talents to engage and encourage the students from Mulroy College. It is a privilege to work with Jamie and his fellow students. We look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with Mulroy College and The Schools’ Business Partnership”.“The partnership between Mulroy College and Pramerica has been very successful over the past three years. BITCI recognises the leadership shown by Pramerica in working with Mulroy College to support the development of students and their investment in the local community.” Elaine McFadden, Regional Coordinator – Donegal, BITCI. Funded under the National Development Plan, The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) aims to match over 150 post primary schools in Ireland .with a local business.MULROY COLLEGE PUPIL ADDRESSES AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE was last modified: December 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL TEENAGER ADDRESSES AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCEMulroy College
“If a bit of this seriousness is imbibed by rulers of Maharashtra, they will surely be blessed. Yogi in his first cabinet meet announced a loan waiver for farmers but here the government has only said it would look into the Yogi model and appears to be waiting for debt-burdened farmers to commit suicide,” the Sena said.“Wearing the mask of seriousness without imbibing the qualities is of no use. Those who are in power here should borrow seriousness from Yogi Adityanath,” it said. Yogi waives farm loans up to Rs. 1 lakh The Shiv Sena on Monday lavished praises on Yogi Adityanath for taking quick decisions for the people’s welfare and asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to take lessons from his Uttar Pradesh counterpart.An editorial in Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana said Mr. Adityanath proved all his critics wrong and was taking one decision after the other in all seriousness for the welfare of the people.“He is striving in a commendable way to elevate his state from ruins and he is very serious in his work,” it said.The Sena especially patted Mr. Adityanath for deciding to write off loans of farmers, a demand which all parties in Maharashtra had raised.Also Read
Imran Khan, Shoaib Akhtar’s 17-year-old cousin, takes a break after a tiring match at the Railway cricket ground close to the home of the town’s most famous cricketer. Khan and other boys play cricket only when Pakistan plays a match in the World Cup. That is their way of expressing solidarity with Shahid Afridi and the men in green. And whenever 36-year-old Akhtar, nicknamed Rawalpindi Express, takes a wicket, someone screams to convey the news from an adjacent building. An instant roar goes up on the ground.Khan rushes home to switch from live cricket to watch a match he loves: Akhtar’s fearsome spell of five for 21 against Australia in Colombo in 2002. “The world will miss one of its best fastestbowlers,” says Khan, in shock over Akhtar’s decision to retire from first-class cricket.Akhtar announced his decision on March 17 at an emotional gathering in Colombo where he delivered an impromptu farewell speech. He was instantly hugged by his teammates. The news spread fast, prompting many to react. Among them was Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who called him the fastest he has faced in international cricket. “I had some great duels over the years. He was express pace, a very very good bowler,” Ponting told a press conference in Colombo. Former Pakistan captain, Rashid Latif, agrees: “He was among the most glamourous cricketers of all time. The only worry for me was his pace.” Pakistani cricketer, Aamer Sohail, simply says it would be “difficult for Pakistan to find a replacement.”The Railway cricket ground is Akhtar’s breeding ground. He played cricket here as a schoolboy and impressed many with his incredible swinging yorkers at high speed. He routinely practised here even after becoming a superstar. “We are honoured to play at this ground,” says Akram, 16, whose house is a yard away from Akhtar’s home. He is not interested in any debate on whether Akhtar is actually the world’s fastest bowler. “He is, for me.” He reminds everyone that the cricketer still holds the world record of bowling at 100 miles per hour. Akhtar has taken 178 test and 241 ODI wickets, his average in both forms is the fourth-best for any Pakistani bowler who has taken more than 150 wickets. But his Test strike rate of 45.7 is second only to Waqar Younis’s 43.4. In this town, he has the unflinching loyalty of both the young and the old. Eleven-yearold Hamza, an aspiring fast bowler, is sure of Pakistan winning the World Cup only because they have Akhtar on their side.advertisementA pall of gloom hangs over his home where uncle Mohammad Bashir, a retired Army officer, smells a conspiracy against his nephew. “He is not even married. He could have easily served Pakistan for another five years. I do not think he can make such a stupid decision unless, of course, he was forced to do it,” Bashir told INDIA TODAY. Standing nearby is Mohammad Tahir, who coached Akhtar for five years when he started playing cricket at the national level. He also believes that some hidden forces are coercing Akhtar to retire from international cricket. “See his fitness levels, he is fit. So please do not push him out of the side,” says Tahir who blames the “mafia” in the Pakistan Cricket Board for destroying Akhtar’s life. Raja Mohammad Ali and Raja Majid Hussein, who have played club cricket with Akhtar for years, were surprised to hear about Akhtar’s retirement from international cricket. “Akhtar wished to serve Pakistan cricket for three more years even after the World Cup. We talked a week before he left for Dhaka. What made him change his mind,” wonders Hussein.Peer Mohi-ud-Deen, imam of a mosque situated in the neighbourhood, joins the discussion. He also wants Akhtar to change his decision. “We want to see you in hot pursuit of wickets,” says the imam, a die-hard Akhtar fan. Thirty-six is no age to retire. “The Indian team is struggling with fitness. They have not sacked the whole team,” argues Mohi-ud-Deen. Now that’s a thought.
“I hate them, they’re awful,” Popovich said. “We have six of them this year; some teams have one or two.”Why such disdain?“I hate them. I just hate them. I can hate them for whatever reason. You do that in the playoffs, you don’t do that now,” he said.TROJAN MASTERDeRozan became the NBA’s leading scorer among players out of USC, moving past Gus Williams for the top spot. DeRozan has 14,112 career points in 10 seasons and Williams had 14,093 in 11 seasons with Golden State, Seattle, Washington and Atlanta. The others in the top five are Paul Westphal (12,809), Bill Sharman (12,653) and Cliff Robinson (10,823).“Really? Hell, yeah,” DeRozan said. “Aw man, I’m in there. Cool. I didn’t know that. Damn, OK. See if somebody beats that record.”UP NEXTThe teams meet again Friday night in Denver. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bryn Forbes added 15 points for the resurgent Spurs (19-16), who have won eight of 10 to move within two percentage points of first-place Houston in the Southwest Division.“It just shows you that we can go out there and compete with the best and why we should look at ourselves as one of the best teams in this league as well,” DeRozan said. “Because when we go up against the best, we perform and come out like we did tonight. It’s definitely a confidence builder for all of us to understand we can do this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefThe Nuggets (21-11) lost their second consecutive game and fell just behind Golden State for the best record in the Western Conference. Denver, which leads the Northwest Division by a half-game over Oklahoma City, is 13-3 at home but 8-8 on the road.The Nuggets were without injured starters Gary Harris, Will Barton and Paul Millsap but still had an 80-79 lead with 10 minutes remaining before they were outscored 23-4. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments The Spurs went on a 15-0 run after falling behind 80-79 and won for the eighth time in 10 home games.“We showed that we can play great team defense with a lot of effort, playing together, especially in that second half,” said center Jakob Poeltl, who had six points and 11 rebounds.Spurs guard Derrick White blocked Jamal Murray’s layup attempt on a fast break, which led to a driving dunk by White for a 91-80 lead with 7:28 remaining.Murray was held to nine points and fellow backcourt starter Torrey Craig had 10.The Spurs, who led by as many as 18, were ahead at the end of every quarter despite a drought in the second period. Denver held San Antonio scoreless for 2:42 beginning midway through the second, but the Spurs closed the half on a 10-3 run to claim a 55-53 lead.TIP-INSNuggets: Barton (right hip), Millsap (broken right toe), Harris (right hip), Isaiah Thomas (right hip surgery), Michael Porter Jr. (lower back surgery) and Jarred Vanderbilt (right foot surgery) all missed the game due to injury. … The team’s previous win in San Antonio came on March 4, 2012. Denver is 19-74 in San Antonio, but holds a winning record over the Spurs at home (48-43).Spurs: Rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV was active for the first time this season after injuring his right knee during the preseason, but did not play. Walker missed the first 20 games and spent the past 14 assigned to the team’s G League affiliate. … Aldridge failed to hit the rim on his only 3-point attempt. … DeRozan rolled his ankle late in the first half but quickly got up and remained in the game following a timeout.JUST BECAUSEPopovich is not a fan of playing the same opponent in back-to-back games, as the Spurs will do in facing the Nuggets again Friday in Denver. San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan (10) drives around Denver Nuggets’ Torrey Craig during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 111-103. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs got a big win and an even bigger boost in confidence.DeMar DeRozan had 30 points, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 and San Antonio defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-103 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Luka Doncic helps Mavs top Pelicans to end 6-game skid “They’re a hell of a team,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Really well-coached, really active, really execute well. So, it’s a fine win for us. We feel really good about it, but realize we’ve still got a long way to go.”Juancho Hernangomez tied a career high with 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Denver. Malik Beasley added 22 points and Monte Morris had 15, both off the bench, for the Nuggets. Denver center Nikola Jokic was held to four points on 1-for-5 shooting in 31 minutes.“They played really good defense on Joker,” Hernangomez said. “They tried to keep him out of the game. They doubled every time, so I was open most of the time. I’ve been struggling. … I’m happy right now to make some shots.”The Nuggets entered shooting 46 percent from the field this season but were limited to 39 percent by the Spurs. San Antonio also blocked four shots, all in the second half.“It was us turning the ball over, careless passing, missing a lot of open shots,” Denver coach Michael Malone said. “You also have to give them credit. They’ve been playing at a high level on both ends of the floor.”ADVERTISEMENT
Gregg Popovich ties Pat Riley for road wins as Spurs beat Wolves 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 The 34-year-old Kelly is eager to prove he can beat Lee the conventional way in their rematch on Saturday in ONE: Eternal Glory here.“A win is a win but it’s like our fight didn’t have the right closure so I’m willing to show that I really won,” Kelly told reporters in Filipino Friday.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 starsKelly also said he likes that Lee is the favorite to win so that him winning would make the victory much sweeter.“I like it more when I’m the underdog. It makes a victory more satisfying.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Edward Kelly. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA, Indonesia—Filipino featherweight Edward Kelly knows his win over Christian Lee four months ago has an asterisk beside it.Kelly was awarded a victory after Lee was disqualified due to an illegal suplex in the opening round of their first fight.ADVERTISEMENT Kelly has split his last four fights but he believes a definitive win over Lee, who is being groomed for a title rematch against featherweight champion Martin Nguyen, would be a big step towards a title shot.“If I’m not mistaken, Nguyen will be watching our fight live and if I win over Lee, I guess I will only need to win one to two more fights to get a crack at Nguyen.”Four of Kelly’s teammates at Team Lakay have world titles wrapped around their waists and he can’t wait to have his own.“They’ve been pressuring me, telling me, ‘The featherweight title is the only thing missing,’” Kelly said with a smile.“But I take that as an inspiration. I’m really well-motivated to show them. I want to prove to myself that I can do it and I hope to start showing it on Saturday.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments