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first_imgReggae Marathon: Early-birdregistration closes July 31As the early-bird registration period to participate in this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K draws close to its July 31 deadline, runners from Saudia Arabia have registered for the first time, joining others from such countries as United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and Poland. To date, there has been a 29 per cent increase in registration at this time, compared to last year.According to Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, race director for the event, there has been a significant increase in traffic on the event’s updated website, and most of the promotion of the event is being done through several social-media channels.Francis has encouraged local schools, corporate teams and individuals to register on line and take advantage of the discounted rates up to the end of this month.”At the close of the early-bird offer, the prices will increase for both local and international participants, with a further hike in the fees when purchased on site at the event,” he said. The registration site is: http://www.reggaemarathon.com.Guyana Amazon Warriors defeat T&T Red SteelPROVIDENCE, Guyana (CMC):A brilliant half-century from Lendl Simmons catapulted Guyana Amazon Warriors to a seven-wicket victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the 30th game of the Caribbean Premier League here on Tuesday.Simmons towered above challenging batting conditions with an outstanding unbeaten 65 as Warriors prevented Red Steel from topping the table and securing a direct entry to the finals of the competition.South African pacer Marchant de Lange shattered the Red Steel top order with a destructive four-wicket haul while Sunil Narine and Devendra Bishoo choked the visitors in the middle overs.Brad Hodge contributed a responsible 33 as Warriors secured victory with 18 balls remaining after restricting Red Steel to 117 for eight in 20 overs at the Providence stadium.The match signalled the end of the league stage of the 2015 CPL season with Amazon Warriors finishing second while Red Steel, who needed a win to finish as leaders with an automatic path to the finals, took third place.The Barbados Tridents have advanced straight to Sunday’s Final, while the Amazon Warriors go through to the Qualifier and the Red Steel must settle for a place in the Eliminator today against the Jamaica Tallawahs.last_img read more

Embiid scores 28 in return as Sixers top Wolves

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Timberwolves: Home against Sacramento on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21), of Cameroon, and Dario Saric (9), of Croatia, go for rebound against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)MINNEAPOLIS — Joel Embiid returned to the lineup to score 28 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-112 in overtime on Tuesday night.Embiid, back in action after missing two games with back tightness, hit two free throws with 14.8 seconds remaining to force overtime. He then scored seven points in the extra session, including a 3-pointer that gave Philadelphia a seven-point lead in the final two minutes.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ J.J. Redick scored 24 points and was a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line for the Sixers, who snapped a four-game losing streak.Jimmy Butler led Minnesota with a season-high 38 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute of regulation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseEmbiid got the better of Karl-Anthony Towns as the talented 7-footers battled down low all night. Towns had 17 points and 15 rebounds, his 22nd double-double of the season.Butler had 17 fourth-quarter points and helped the Timberwolves build a seven-point lead early in the period. But his late heroics weren’t enough. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Two-time champ Azarenka gets Australian Open wild card Minnesota shot just 5-for-29 from 3-point range. Andrew Wiggins hit 8 of 24 shots overall and 1 of 7 from beyond the arc.Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau used just three reserves despite visible fatigue from his starting five. Towns and Butler each topped 40 minutes in regulation.TIP-INS76ers: Ben Simmons, who entered averaging 18 points per game, didn’t score his first points until 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter on a dunk. He finished with seven points. … The Sixers had a season-high 26 turnovers. Their previous high was 22 on Nov. 7 against Utah.Timberwolves: Forward Nemanja Bjelica missed his 10th straight game with a foot injury. … Minnesota committed just nine turnovers and fell to 5-10 when committing fewer than 15 turnovers in a game. The Wolves are 11-2 when turning the ball over 15 or more times.UP NEXT76ers: At Oklahoma City on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more