James has 58th career triple-double; Cavs rally past 76ers

first_imgDragic, Johnson help Heat beat Nets in Mexico City Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Covington and J.J. Redick scored 19 points each for Philadelphia.Both starting centers missed the game. Joel Embiid sat out for Philadelphia because he hasn’t been cleared to play on back-to-back nights and Kevin Love didn’t play because of a sore left hip.Cleveland led throughout the third quarter but Redick scored eight straight points early in the fourth, for an 86-81 lead.Cleveland cut the lead to one, but Philadelphia regained its five-point advantage before the Cavaliers took over.Wade, Korver and Crowder each scored 13 points for Cleveland. Simmons had 14 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists for the Sixers.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, center, shoots between Philadelphia 76ers’ JJ Redick, left and Ben Simmons during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 105-98. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James had his 58th career triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 on Saturday night.James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Cavaliers bounce back from a loss in Indiana on Friday night that ended their 13-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Sixers forward Robert Covington fell into Cleveland’s bench trying to save a loose ball with just over a minute to play. He was down for a couple of minutes before being helped to his feet and to the locker room.Rookie Ben Simmons’ breakaway dunk gave Philadelphia a 96-91 lead, but the Cavaliers ended the game on a 14-2 run. James converted a three-point play and Kyle Korver hit a 3-pointer, giving Cleveland the lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseDwyane Wade added two baskets and Jae Crowder’s 3-pointer put the Cavaliers ahead 104-98.James had nine points, seven rebounds and six assists in the fourth quarter in his third triple-double of the season. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Cavaliers didn’t arrive in Cleveland until 4.a.m. after their flight from Indianapolis was delayed. The Sixers led 18-7, but the Cavaliers hit seven 3-pointers in the first half and built a 38-26 lead. Cleveland was up 52-46 at halftime.Love went through warmups before the decision to hold him out was made. He injured the hip Wednesday against Memphis, but played Friday against Indiana, scoring 20 points in 26 minutes.Sixers forward Dario Saric, who scored 17 points, wore goggles because a left eye laceration and a corneal abrasion of his right eye.TIP-INS76ers: Rookie G Markelle Fultz is no longer experiencing soreness in his right shoulder. The No. 1 overall draft pick, who has only played in four games, will increase his on-court workouts over the next three weeks. … G T.J. McConnell (sprained AC joint in left shoulder) was also out. … G Justin Anderson (left shin splints) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.Cavaliers: Isaiah Thomas (sore right hip) played 4-on-4 Wednesday, but it’s still unclear when he’ll make his debut with the team. The Cavaliers are expected to practice Monday … C Tristian Thompson (strained left calf) experienced soreness after scrimmaging and missed his 19th straight game. He was injured Nov. 1. .UP NEXT76ers: At New Orleans on Sunday night.Cavaliers: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Hull thrashed by Crystal Palace and relegated from the Premier League

first_img 3 Bottom of the table at Christmas, Marco Silva’s arrival as manager in January had sparked a turnaround in Hull’s form – but survival always looked unlikely.Knowing nothing but a win would keep their hopes alive for one more week, they made the worst possible start against Palace.Scarcely two minutes had passed when the erratic Italian defender Andrea Ranocchia’s missed kick allowed Zaha directly through on goal, and from there the winger calmly finished beneath goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic.It already appeared that by taking the lead the hardest part was done, and after a quiet period of play the home side added a second in the 34th minute.Jason Puncheon targeted Benteke with his inswinging, right-wing delivery and the Belgian’s powerful header, under minimal supervision from the Hull defence, had the beating of Jakupovic.From that point on Hull had the air of a defeated team. Palace had no reason to play with ambition, knowing their visitors required a minimum of two goals, and defended with the organisation Allardyce has given them.The Eagles continued to threaten on the counter-attack and the third goal was scored from the penalty spot by Milivojevic with five minutes left after Dawson tripped Jeffrey Schlupp in the box. Hull City have been relegated from the Premier League after being beaten 4-0 by Crystal Palace.After Swansea’s victory over Sunderland on Saturday, the Tigers had to win at Selhurst Park to take the battle for survival to the final day of the season.But they crashed to a heavy defeat in south London, with goals from Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt securing Palace – and Swansea’s – safety.Hull join Middlesbrough and Sunderland in dropping into the Championship.The victory for Palace, who only needed a draw to preserve their Premier League status, means Sam Allardyce maintains his remarkable record of never having been relegated from the top-flight. 3 The final blow to Silva’s side came in the last minute as James McArthur’s through-ball sent fellow substitute Van Aanholt clear to calmly place a shot beneath Jakupovic. Hull, who will finish 18th, had begun the season with only 13 fit senior players, without a permanent manager and amid widespread predictions of relegation.Silva’s contract expires at the end of the season, and it would seem that keeping him on board represents Hull’s best chance of making an instant return to the top flight. Hull City have been relegated from the Premier League 3last_img read more