first_imgSophomore quarterback Shane Purcell earned his first start of the season and came up big for Arcata High, throwing two touchdown passes in a 20-7 win over visiting Willits Saturday afternoon at the Redwood Bowl.Saturday’s win counts as Arcata’s first of the season.“Our defense played solid all night. Really, it doesn’t get much better than that,” Arcata head coach Jamal Jones said.Purcell hit Raven Perez for a 3-yard touchdown with under a minute to play in the first half, sending Arcata …last_img read more

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The four-time NBA MVP, whose team trails the Warriors, 3-1, did it all for the Cavaliers in a jaw-dropping showing and finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. He broke the record previously held by Los Angeles great Magic Johnson, who called James the “King of Triple Doubles for the NBA Finals” in a congratulatory tweet. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe could’ve taken over the record in Game 3 but came up an assist short with 39 points, 11 boards and nine dimes. James also became the third best in the all-time NBA Finals scoring list, eclipsing NBA legend Michael Jordan, in his 44th NBA Finals Game. He only trails Jerry West and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The hometown hero also set the new record for most career free throws made in the playoffs, also beating Jordan, who is regarded as the greatest of all time.Despite saying that he is “mentally and physically” drained after the close Game 3 loss, James continues to power through for Cleveland along with Kyrie Irving, who has been masterful all-series long.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cavaliers didn’t want Warriors celebrating in Cleveland MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a play in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James continued to break records in the NBA Finals, setting new league bests in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.According to a report by Dave McMenamin on ESPN, James is now the record-holder for most triple-doubles scored in an NBA Finals series as he notched his ninth in the Cavaliers’ 137-116 win Saturday (Manila time) at home to stay alive in their title defense. ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:49Robredo: 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 What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

first_imgKevin Pietersen says he is proud of his unbeaten double hundred that gave England the upperhand in the ongoing first cricket Test against India as he had never worked this hard for runs in his career.”It’s something to be proud of, definitely. There’s been some fairly complimentary thing being said to me in the dressing room. I’ve never had to work harder,” Pietersen, who made an unbeaten 202 in England’s 474 declared, said after the second day’s play on Friday.”With the conditions I batted in, and having to face MS Dhoni for half an hour as well, I reckon it’s right up there with the hundreds I’ve scored. They bowled really well in swinging conditions and the pitch was seaming as well. I was missing balls by a couple of inches on occasions… it was real hard graft,” he added.About the course of the match, he expects the ball to seam and swing to put Indians in a spot of bother.”History tells us that getting result at the Lord’s is quite difficult. But the wicket we have at the moment is aiding seam and swing and we all know swing is alien to Indian batting,” Pietersen stated.Emboldened with his success, Pietersen revealed his ambition to enter the 10,000 Test runs club now that he has completed 6,000 runs.”I would love to have (10,000 runs). I love to set goal for myself and hopefully I would reach there if I bat this way.”This is Pietersen’s 18th century in his 75th Test but quite uncharacteristically, he never have had to graft in the manner he has done at Lord’s over the last two days.advertisement”The conditions were very difficult and they bowled very well. Sometimes you were playing and missing by couple of inches. It was a real hard graft. It made you wonder if India were batting yesterday where they must have been,” Pietersen said.Pietersen also gave credit to Alastair Cook, Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott for consuming a lot of overs.”Credit to the first three batsmen (deserve credit) for they ate up a lot of balls. Trott was magnificent again and Strauss batted for 80 balls which was great under the circumstances.”When it’s seaming and swinging you try to get overs in the other bowlers. They did a great job for men like Prior and Swann to take advantage of what’s been created a day before.Bell also batted beautifully.”Pietersen had two moments of anxiety — the first, when he was on 49 and Rahul Dravid appeared to have caught a chance at leg slip before replays ruled it in his favour.The second moment arrived when he was on 73 and umpire Billy Bowden gave him out caught behind off Dhoni only for the Decision Review System (DRS) to come to his aid.”I was on 49 when Rahul used the technology. He wasn’t sure (so he did it). He is a fantastic servant of the game, a true Indian legend. I have played with him in IPL for 2-3 years and there is no way he would have claimed a catch when he knew it wasn’t out.”As for the second chance, I had to review it. I can’t get out to Dhoni. Having said so it was difficult to see him through. He was moving it both ways and it was nipping around.He is a talented man.”Another Indian for whom Pietersen has only admiration and affection is Praveen Kumar, who grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests. .”I captained him for a year in the IPL. He is fantastic and a very skillful bowler. If there is anyone in the Indian team, I would be happy to have got five wickets, it would be PK. He is a fantastic guy,” Pietersen said.Pietersen revealed that England had decided in advance to give Indians half an hour of batting on Friday evening.”We wanted to bowl for half an hour at Indians. I kept passing messages to Strauss that if he really wanted to pull us out (declare) now, there are no dramas. My 200 wasn’t important?I had scored quite a few runs already. Team is more important and not a 200 in a Test match.”Pietersen took a dig at his critics who have been terming his form as none too great in recent times.”It’s been only six matches that I haven’t scored a century. I got a 85 against Sri Lanka in 100 balls.”You do go through good patches and bad patches. As long as you are true to yourself and continue to do hard work, you have to be rewarded.”advertisementPietersen returned to speak about Sachin Tendulkar around whom there is a huge expectation to get his 100th international century.”There are a lot of great cricketers who haven’t done well at Lord’s ? Warne, Ponting for example. We would try and make sure Sachin doesn’t get a hundred.”He also didn’t find fault with Harbhajan Singh’s bowling who went wicketless but conceded over 150 runs in England innings.”Harbhajan bowled very well. Harbhajan on that wicket which was friendly to seamers, tied it down. On occasions, even I found it very hard to score. I don’t think he bowled badly,” he concluded.last_img read more