IN A case of literally moving from fixing cars to being behind the wheel of one on the circuit, Berbice mechanic Narine Dasrat has over the last few years been making a name for himself.Most recently he picked up two first place finishes and a second place finish in Round 2 of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club National Race of Champions.Narine who hails from Edinburgh in Berbice, first got into racing in 2015 but took a couple of lengthy breaks before attending the CMRC meets consistently over the last two years.Narine always harboured dreams of being a race car driver and is relishing his experiences on the track thus far.In his Honda Civic, Narine competes in the Street Tuner, Group 1 category, however he missed round one of the National Race of Champions earlier this year due to personalreasons.He bounced back at Round 2 just a little over a week ago at the South Dakota Circuit, piloting his craft to two first place finishes and a second place in a show of improvement.Coming from a county more known for cricket than motor racing, Narine related that as he continues racing he keeps learning more, but there is still so much to be learned in terms of driving tactics and the handling of the car on the circuit.Narine’s biggest supporters over the years who he credits as the persons/entities that are making his dream a reality are Narine Auto Mechanic, Mohamed F. Ahamed Construction Works, Silver Lining Tyre Shop, Timo De Bug and Mohamed s. Roshandin Diesel Pumps & Injectors Services.
The USC women’s tennis team returned to action on Tuesday with a rousing victory over visiting San Diego State.The Women of Troy, who entered the matchup ranked No. 6 in the nation, showed no signs of rust after a weeklong break from competition, thoroughly dominating the Aztecs on their way to a 7-0 victory.USC was on point throughout the match, beginning with doubles play. The first victory of the day came courtesy of the pairing of sophomores Gabriella DeSimone and Giuliana Olmos. The duo opened up with an 8-0 thrashing of their opponents and, with that, opened the floodgates for a dominating afternoon for the Women of Troy. Following that victory, USC’s top pairing of junior Kaitlyn Christian and sophomore Sabrina Santamaria clinched the team’s first point, winning 8-2 on court one. It was the first match that the two have played since being ranked as the top doubles team in the country in the most recent round of ITA national rankings.Santamaria also was ranked as the top singles player in the nation, and she continued her season-long dominance against the Aztecs, starting off singles play with a 6-2, 6-0 win against Julia Wais. Christian followed that win with a near-perfect 6-0, 6-1 victory on court five. With the count standing at 3-0 in favor of the Trojans, DeSimone was next to claim a point, and in doing so clinched the match for the Women of Troy, winning 6-0, 6-2 on court three. Following her triumph, newcomer Ellie Yates and Olmos were next to clinch with 6-0, 6-3 and 6-3, 6-2 victories, respectively. Last to finish was senior Danielle Lao. Lao entered the match ranked third in the nation in singles play and did nothing to hurt that mark, winning 6-1, 6-3 on court two and capping off a 7-0 victory for the Trojans.The win on Tuesday left the Trojans standing 8-1 overall (the lone loss being at the hands of No. 8 ranked North Carolina at the ITAs), and 5-0 at Marks Stadium. The Women of Troy will now look to their rematch against Cal this weekend in Berkeley. The two teams first met a little under two weeks ago in the consolation round at the ITA National Team Indoor championships. Following a trend this season, Lao and Santamaria led the way in that matchup, both defeating top-10 opponents en route to a 4-1 victory for the Trojans.Following the match against Cal, the Women of Troy will travel to San Diego and UCLA before returning to home action on March 12 against Texas.
EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Share Submit Share Belgium’s Parliament is set to open discussions on potentially pursuing a blanket ban on all forms of gambling-related advertising during live sports broadcasts, which would be implemented across all media verticals.The discussion has been put forward by Christian Democrat CDV MP Koen Geens, who has detailed that Belgium’s Government has failed to ensure the appropriate safeguards against betting operators targeting minors and the vulnerable.Geens seeks to implement a new five-point plan to tackle the increased exposure in betting advertising. Measures include;A ban on all gambling-related advertising during sports broadcastsA Belgium 8 pm watershed on advertising of gambling-related servicesSetting restrictions on a number of TV advertisements served by individual betting operators.Inclusion of gambling helpline numbers and information to be attached to all gambling-related advertisingSteeper fines and penalties for betting operators and media owners that breach the new code of standardsThe Christian Democrat Party has issued an industry stakeholder tender, detailing its planned actions and further stating that it seeks input on marketing and advertising standards from concerned parties.Belgians news sources report that Geens industry mandate is well supported, following reports that a number of Belgium digital media owners had continued to promote ‘blacklisted operator’ services.Belgian media owners have criticised the Belgium Gambling Commission for not providing ‘clarity’ on advertising standards, stating that terms remain vague with regards to digital marketing practices. Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Belgium BAGO adopts EGBA code of conduct on advertising May 18, 2020
Arrieta hinted he was upset that Santana smashed a TV and said he, as a veteran and leader on the team, he wished he had been consulted.”There was no communication with me to let me know why he was upset or what he was upset about,” he said, “which should’ve happened first.”The Phillies shouldn’t need to worry about smashed TVs anymore — Santana now is with the Indians, and Arrieta said the incident prompted the team to cease diversions one hour before first pitch, which includes video games, ping-pong and other games. “I don’t know what happened,” he said of why the team thought it was OK to spend time in the clubhouse during a game, “but I’ve never seen that in my life — during the game, playing video games. It’s not professional. Each team is everybody all together. I understand we’re eliminated for the season, but you have to have pride. …”There’s 25 men on the roster. We have to stay on the same page. When I see what happened, I was a little bit frustrated.”Jake Arrieta took a more subdued approach to the Fortnite debacle. He said he knew some players played the game once in a while, but that it wasn’t a regular thing, especially during games.”I don’t think it was happening, really,” Arrieta said. “I don’t believe that guys were playing video games during the game, because that’s something that I wouldn’t allow and I know a majority of the guys on the team wouldn’t allow.”It wasn’t a consistent theme. It may have happened once or twice. If I’d have known people were playing video games during the game, I’d have broken some s— too.” “I see a couple players — I don’t want to say names — they play video games during the game,” Santana told ESPN. “We come and lose too many games, and I feel like they weren’t worried about it. Weren’t respecting their teammates or coaches or the staff or the [front] office. It’s not my personality. But I’m angry because I want to make it good.”According to Santana, it was the Phillies’ ninth consecutive loss at the end of September that sent him over the edge. Despite the losing streak, several teammates were in the clubhouse during Philadelphia’s game against the Braves when the TV met its end. Related News Carlos Santana isn’t a fan of distractions during games, especially video games.Last September, the former Phillies first baseman became so incensed that his teammates were playing Fortnite during games that he took a bat to a clubhouse TV. Bryce Harper injury update: Phillies star day-to-day after negative X-rays
EL SEGUNDO>> As each player sat down to chat with a Hall of Fame former Laker (Magic Johnson) and a man who recently was the agent for some of the biggest names in the sport (Rob Pelinka), definitive themes emerged in their overall message.Obviously, the Lakers (26-56) want to improve substantially after posting the NBA’s third-worst record and missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. The president of basketball operations (Johnson) and the GM (Pelinka) spent about 30 minutes with each player during Thursday’s exit meetings, and the duo stressed to all of them the need to improve their conditioning. They also outlined individual goals for each player.With Pelinka likening the rebuilding process to a Rubik’s Cube, it’s unclear how much the Lakers can upgrade their roster while maintaining their young core.“We are evaluating which players on the roster are going to buy into that process and make it a habit into their lives,” Pelinka said. “It’s too early to assess definitively which ones are and which aren’t.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Before and after the All-Star break, several of the young players showed marked improvement.After averaging 14.2 points and 4.7 assists on 39.2 percent shooting before the break, Russell then averaged 18.5 points and 5 assists while shooting 42.5 percent. After averaging 8 points on 36.3 percent shooting before the break, Ingram averaged 13.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting afterward. Clarkson’s scoring went from 13.7 to 17.2. After splitting his time with the Lakers and their Development League affiliate, Zubac then became a Lakers starter and averaged 11.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 57.1 percent through 12 games in March before suffering a season-ending right ankle injury.“I expected it to take more time to help a team,” said the 20-year-old Zubac, whom the Lakers selected 32nd overall in the 2016 NBA Draft out of Croatia. “I didn’t expect to play as much this season as I played. As soon as I got my chance, I showcased my skill and tried to help my team.”Mozgov contended that Zubac is not ready to start definitively, something partly said out of self interest. But Lakers coach Luke Walton recently expressed uncertainty as well, stressing that all spots will be open during training camp. Meanwhile, Zubac argued, “I know I can start.”“I don’t think Luke thinks there’s a guy that will start every position,” Zubac said. “I think the positions will be open. Whoever plays open and whoever can help the team win, that will be the guy that’s going to start.”All of these developments leave Walton “excited about the future.”“We weren’t going to win a championship this year. We all knew that,” Walton said. “The message going into training camp wasn’t about how many games we could win. It was about starting to build a foundation and to create winning habits and starting to create a winning culture.”Did the Lakers reach those goals?“Although the progress has been slow, we still have a long way to go in a lot of that stuff,” Walton said. “But I can see it happening. I can see players trying and giving the effort and buying in. To me, as they grow older and experience the NBA more and get stronger, as long as they have that buy in and are willing to put in the effort, we’ll get to where we need to go.”If that happens, Zubac and Clarkson believe the Lakers should reach a specific bench mark next season.“I think in a way, they’re patient. But we definitely don’t want to be sitting here in April,” Clarkson said. “We definitely want to be fighting for a playoff spot, if that’s the seventh or eighth spot. We definitely want to try to make a leap and progress. I’m not saying we’ll make the playoffs next year or anything. But we definitely want to shoot for it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThose players sounded encouraged with the feedback they received. Second-year forward Larry Nance Jr. succinctly summed it up as “the pursuit of excellence.” And if the Lakers front office can find players who want to achieve that goal, what does the young group believe they can accomplish?“The sky’s the limit,” Nance said. “You look at what we’ve got. We’ve got every position and then some. It looks very promising.”Nance praised second-year guard D’Angelo Russell for his blend of shooting and passing, while touting 19-year-old rookie forward Brandon Ingram’s improved aggressiveness. Nance called forward Julius Randle a “beast” for his versatility as a bruising postplayer and playmaker, and praised Jordan Clarkson for his scoring. Nance vowed he will improve enough next season to warrant consideration for the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award, and he called rookie center Ivica Zubac “the next Marc Gasol.”“I feel like they like our guys and the work they put in every single day before and after practice,” Ingram said of the Lakers’ front office. “They’re definitely watching every single day. I know they love the progress we’ve made after the All-Star break in having a winning attitude and ability for us to share the basketball.”With an emphasis on development over wins, Coach Luke Walton shut down veterans Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng in the final months of the season so Ingram and Zubac could start. The Lakers traded leading scorer Lou Williams to Houston before the trade deadline partly to create more playing time for Russell and Clarkson. Eventually, Walton also shut down veteran guard Nick Young.
Zlatan Nalic, our football expert with the address in Sweden, will also train FC Prespa Birlik in Sweden, for which Zlatan’s son Sandro is playing, in parallel with his international obligations.“We never even imagined that we could have a trainer with this kind of dignity in our Prespa Birlik family. Zlatan came from the absolutely greatest European scene to help our club, and we are very grateful for all the circumstances that enabled this co-operation,” said the President of the club, Ercan Kerim.The BH expert Zlatan Nalic will help the club for which his older son is playing to increase its marketing value but also to help them to return to the elite rank of the competition with his knowledge and expertise. He will give his contribution to their success on the field as a frontal personality of the club, but also as the main source of club revenue and persuading the players to choose this club in the future.“It is really a great pleasure to have the opportunity to combine work with pleasure. To help a club that created players like Zahoui (Panathanaicos), Enis Bardhi (Levante), Kingsley Sarfo (Malmö FF), Edafe Ebedi, Karim Sadath etc., who were here last year, and now they are on the top scene. To help my son and his colleagues to win the league, and to introduce my son with the coaching business is really motivating. I have enough time for this project and it will not affect my coaching on the international level, which is my main priority. Prespa Birlik is a club with young and decisive people originally from Turkey in the managing board, and they want and certainly will play in Europe in the future. It will be very interesting to be part of this project,” stated Zlatan Nalic.Nalic’s greatest success in his former coaching career was achieved with the U21 National team of Sweden, when he won the European Championship as a professional team member.(Source: klix.ba)
Why, why do these so-called NFL “experts” continue to preach to and praise themselves as the greatest sports minds since the days of ancient Athens? At least in the times of Socrates they kept their journalistic integrity intact by honestly keeping track of and considering most all of the numbers. I was browsing the net on a particularly boring and uneventful night and lo and behold I staggered upon the preseason NFL power rankings posted on espn.com. Whoa Nellie, don’t close the barn doors. We had better open them wide because the barn is on fire! Please allow “Swami Brey” to instruct you how to apply the “Dr. Vinnie Boom Boom” Las Vegas numbers formula honestly, without hype or smoke evaluation of the NFL teams and their preseason and regular season “positions.” Oh, by the way, Dr. “Boom Boom” was the physician that would cure you of a particular ailment but his antidote would more than likely kill you thereby eliminating the need for any additional medication.According to the power rankins, the Steelers were ranked #1 on defense and #21 on offense.Twenty-one and one equals twenty-two, divided by two, equals eleven. Pittsburgh is projected to occupy the spot at #16, which is five spots lower than where “Swami” figures they should be.There is no way in Hades that the Steelers should have been ranked lower than #11 as far as the 2013 preseason rankings are concerned. The team that held the #15 spot at the time that the rankings were published was the St. Louis Rams. Although the Rams show great promise with their young QB Sam Bradford and as well as a few of their additional 2013 draft picks, they are still far too young to be considered a serious threat to make a run at a NFL championship. The recent loss of wide receiver Mike Wallace to free agency and the season, maybe career ending shoulder injury to Plaxico Burress leaves a few huge question marks in regards to the passing offense of the Black and Gold.I am ready, more than “Freddy” for the season to get underway and to see, really see what “Dem Dere Stillers” are going to do for the 2103 campaign. Against the Giants last night in the pre-season opner, the Steelers won the toss and began the game moving the ball pretty well. But again, instead of using a screen pass or a quick out to get close to the first down, an illegal man downfield penalty caused Pittsburgh to have to re-punt at which point the punt was blocked giving the New York Giants first and goal. But ya, know what boys’and girls’? The much maligned Steelers defense held NY to a field goal. So much for worrying about the “Big Nasty D” at least for the first series of the season anyway. “Big” Ben Roethlisberger called two timeouts with 5:05 still remaining in the first quarter. You would expect that sort of indecision or non recognition of defensive coverage’s to be expected from some of the rookie or second year quarterbacks in the NFL not a time tested QB such as Roethlisberger. Eli Manning thentossed a 57 yard TD to wide receiver Victor Cruz. I am still a bit unclear as to who was responsible for the initial coverage but it appears that Steelers cornerback William Gay may have been the culprit to allow Mr. Cruz to “cruise to freedom.” But enough of the “play-by-play jargon.”What I saw from the Steelers offense and defense was encouraging. Are the Steelers as talented on offense and defense as they were in 2013? Well that is a loaded question because they may be better on defense and offense. The Pittsburgh squad is at least more youthful and speedier on both sides of the ball. Will their inexperience hurt them or help them?The crystal ball of “Swami Brey” remains a bit cloudy on that issue because; “only time can give you experience and getting experience takes time.” Man that was deep, wasn’t it?Anyway, the heir apparent of departed James Harrison’s outside “backer” spot had better be a bit more “sportsman-like in light of the two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties called on him in the first half of the game. Elaborate on Worilds, aggression cannot evolve into plays stupid plays after the whistle. Rookie Linebacker Jarvis Jones (Courier Photo/Julio Torres) LaRod Stephens-Howling’s dad Rod Howling with Aubrey Bruce at Steelers Training Camp.
José Mourinho says Son’s sending off ‘not a red card’ after the winger is dismissed for allegedly kicking out at Antonio Rüdiger TOTTENHAM have lodged an appeal to overturn Son Heung-min red card against Chelsea.The South Korea international was sent off in the second half of the 2-0 defeat after VAR ruled that he kicked out at Antonio Rudiger.2 Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min was sent-off after referee Anthony Taylor consulted VARCredit: AFPThis incident led to Rudiger claiming he was racially abused by one or more fans in the home end.Mourinho confirmed that the club would appeal it, saying: “I hope Son is not punished five times.”One time was the foul that Rudiger did on him. The second is to be sent off.”The third would be not to play against Brighton.”The fourth not to play against Norwich and the fifth not to play against Southampton.”So I think to be punished twice is enough.”2 This is what Son Heung-min saw red for during the fiery Tottenham versus Chelsea clashCredit: Sky SportsTHIRD RED OF THE SEASONSon has now been sent off three times this season, but of course the second red he received was overturned.It came when he slid in to win the ball against Everton in a tackle that resulted in Andre Gomes breaking his leg in two places.Mourinho was seething after the game, saying that he believed Rudiger to have made the most from the clash.The Portuguese gaffer said: “I think Mr Tierney made it wrong.”This is England, this is the Premier League, the best competition in the world, with characteristics that if we change them we are killing the best league in the world.”UNWANTED ACHIEVEMENTSunSport reported how the South Korean has become the first player since Lee Cattermole in 2010 to be sent off THREE times in calendar year.Not since notorious hardman Cattermole in 2010 had any player been sent for an early shower so often in a single year.Son was also shown red in his final Premier League game of the 2018-19 season, in May, in the 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth. The Tottenham winger kicked out at Jefferson Lerma after being crowded by a host of Cherries defenders, before shoving him to the ground.But his most-recent red saw him join ex-Sunderland star Cattermole in the history books for all the wrong reasons.In fact, only Franck Queudrue (Middlesbrough, 2002), Dion Dublin (Coventry, 1997) and Vinnie Jones (Wimbledon, 1995) have been shown three red cards in a single year in Premier League history.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reyes, although appreciative of Abueva’s effort, said the he was there as “part of the pool.” But Abueva is not counting on it.“I’m here to give everything that I have [in practice],” Abueva said. “We all don’t know what can happen.”Gilas won its first two matches in this grueling qualifying home-and-away series being used by the Fiba for the first time, routing the Japanese in Tokyo and then carving out a tight win over Chinese Taipei at Smart Araneta Coliseum last November.Naturalized center Andray Blatche planed in on Friday and was glad to rejoin practice, appearing to be in far better shape compared to the previous times when he came over after long vacations.June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Jayson Castro, Gabe Norwood, RR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, Carl Bryan Cruz, Matthew Wright, Kevin Alas and Kiefer Ravena are the other members of the Gilas team bracketed in Group B with Australia, Japan and Taiwan. They will be fighting for one of seven available slots for Asia.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Has the POC president gone deaf and blind? Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The injured Troy Rosario was the only one missing in practice at West Greenhills g.ym and would likely be out for the duel with the Aussies at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne and against Japan at Mall of Asia Arena three days later.Rosario took a horrific fall in TNT KaTropa’s game against Phoenix Petroleum last week and sat out the Texters’ next game against Barangay Ginebra on Sunday.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 folkHe hit the floor face first and had to be wheeled out of the game strapped in a gurney.Calvin Abueva, who along with Raymond Almazan were dropped for the coming matches by Reyes after failing to attend several practice sessions, was at the workout on Monday which fueled speculations that he could be recalled with Rosario likely to be out. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Gilas Pilipinas has started practicing full time and in full force, but coach Chot Reyes is seeking understanding from everyone as he again made it a closed-door session as the Filipinos gear up for a tough battle with Australia on Feb. 22 in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.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
“I was very happy with our defensive effort again,” coach Luke Walton said. “I thought we came out a little flat. Michael Beasley and the second unit did a really good job of getting us started, and then from that point on, the rest of the guys had a pretty solid game.”Richaun Holmes scored 15 points, and Josh Jackson and Trevor Ariza scored 13 apiece for the Suns, who have lost five straight to fall to 4-19.“It’s kind of hard not to focus on the record, but we’ve still got games to play,” Jackson said. “We show flashes of how good we could be. We just have to be able to start stringing those runs together and just be better all the time. The more consistent we get, the better we’ll be.”No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton had 10 points and 10 rebounds, but the Suns couldn’t build on their excellent first quarter.“Obviously we can’t be happy with the final result, but I thought we came ready to play, to compete,” Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov said. “The first 10 minutes of the game, we can say that we looked like an organized group and we competed.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew TIP-INSSuns: T.J. Warren missed his second straight game with ankle soreness, but Kokoskov doesn’t think it’s serious. Jackson started for the second straight game in Warren’s place. … Ariza, who spent two seasons with the Lakers from 2007-09, attended Westchester High School near the Lakers’ training complex before going to UCLA. He got a warm ovation from Lakers fans, many of whom would love to land his services as a 3-point shooting specialist for their team.Lakers: Tyson Chandler had three points and 11 rebounds while facing the Suns for the first time since leaving Phoenix one month ago and signing with Los Angeles as a free agent. Chandler was an early mentor to Ayton.BOOKER DOWNDevin Booker scored six points before leaving with a strained left hamstring in the second quarter. Booker hurt his leg while chasing a loose ball out of bounds, going immediately to the locker room.Booker missed three games in October after straining his left hamstring in the Suns’ first game against the Lakers. He was returning Sunday from a one-game absence due to an injured left toe after stubbing it on his hotel bed during the Suns’ trip to Los Angeles to play the Clippers last Wednesday.Kokoskov had no immediate update on Booker’s condition afterward.MOE SCORESWagner scored the first 10 points of his NBA career in the fourth quarter of his fourth game for the Lakers. The first-round pick from Michigan and Berlin hit two free throws before getting his first field goal with 5:01 to play. He added a pair of 3-pointers a few moments later. The start of the 6-foot-11 Wagner’s rookie season was slowed by a bruised knee in training camp.WAKE UP 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Young’ Iran tries to cope with absence of veteran stars vs PH ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Lakers didn’t adapt well to the early start time, falling behind 25-8 in the opening seven minutes with a turnover-plagued beginning. But Kuzma and James sparked an abrupt turnaround late in the first quarter, and the Lakers made a prolonged 45-18 run to a 15-point lead late in the second.Los Angeles poured it on in the third, taking a 23-point lead with 10 points from James.UP NEXTSuns: Host Sacramento on Tuesday night.Lakers: Host San Antonio on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) gestures after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Moritz Wagner drove for a layup to put the Los Angeles Lakers up by 31 points, and his teammates erupted off the bench in spontaneous glee for their German rookie’s first NBA field goal.“He learned how to ride a bike!” LeBron James said afterward. “That was that moment. You guys never rode a bike before? Yeah, we were excited. Very excited.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Lakers had plenty of time for fun and frivolity after making easy work of the Phoenix Suns during the next win in an increasingly impressive season.Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and James had 22 before both sat out the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ third home victory in four days, 120-96 over the struggling Suns on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBrandon Ingram scored 15 points and JaVale McGee had 14 points and eight rebounds in three quarters of work for the Lakers, who have won 12 of 16 since their 2-5 start to James’ first season on the West Coast.Michael Beasley scored a season-high 14 points for the Lakers. Although they fell behind by 17 points in the first quarter, they still made easy work of last-place Phoenix despite committing 19 turnovers. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments