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Correa and Saponjic, the only strikers on Koke’s lap

first_imgSimeone has summoned 18 players to face Granada tomorrow. The Argentine coach has had to make bobbin lace to form the list since he has several casualties in all the lines. Although he has also been able to include Koke. The Atlético captain has been discharged after losing the last five games due to a muscle injury. His return is a relief for Cholo who has had trouble organizing the cast of summoners for whom he has had to call Manu, Ricard and Toni Moya, three players of the subsidiary. In defense Felipe is low for accumulation of reprimands and Giménez is still injured. In addition, Trippier was operated by a pubalgia this week and Arias is still convalescing due to muscle problems. Saponjic and Correa are the only strikers in the call, since João Félix, Morata and Diego Costa are low due to injury. Atlético faces the duel against Granada in need of adding three by three. The rojiblanco team is sixth, out of the positions that give access to the Champions League.last_img read more

Verizon-sponsored concert contest sparks controversy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsBut teachers and students at Hoover High School in Glendale say they, not San Fernando, were the rightful winners. “We are livid over here – livid,” said Nareg Keshishian, an Advanced Placement teacher and student body adviser at Hoover High. “We’re not going to be cheated. We won that contest fair and square.” When the contest ended Jan. 9, students say, a Verizon Web site listed Hoover High with 8.9 million entries to San Fernando High’s 6.7 million entries. “Hoover won … it wasn’t even close,” said Ani Petrosyan, 17, of Glendale, who attends Rose and Alex Philibos School, a Hollywood competitor. “In the beginning, San Fernando was ahead, but at the end, I knew for sure Hoover won, because of the Web site.” Not so fast, Verizon officials said, before The Black Eyed Peas took the stage at Tiger Field. PACOIMA – As The Black Eyed Peas performed their hip-hop artistry during a concert Thursday at San Fernando High, controversy raged over the Verizon-sponsored contest that offered up the gig as first prize. The multiplatinum artists of “Monkey Business” fame took the stage amid cheers from San Fernando High students – but jeers from competing high schools that saw a whole lot of monkey business in the high-tech challenge. Sponsored by Verizon Wireless, the competition challenged students to send in the greatest number of cell-phone text messages or online submissions. Verizon Wireless counted more than 10 million valid entries from 120 participating campuses – the most from San Fernando High. “We spent at least two weeks auditing the results. One of the rules was no automated entries – bots, or a program that submits entries automatically,” said Gregg Yacovone, director of marketing for Verizon Wireless. Yacovone said each automated entry was traced to an Internet Protocol address for each student, then disqualified. “You could see there were some IP addresses that had five entries per second, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for several weeks on end,” he said. “San Fernando was the true winner.” San Fernando High students who gathered to hear the band said they worked hard to win the contest. “We didn’t sleep at all, we did so much text-messaging,” said Nelly Higneros, 19, of Pacoima, standing just beneath the stage. “Hoover did a scam, they tried to cheat us – Tigers all the way,” added Ana Oliperos, 16, of Mission Hills. Some said it was remarkable that working-class Latinos were able to dominate the high-tech match-up. “There’s a great consumer market in young Latino children,” San Fernando Councilwoman Maribel de la Torre said at the show. “This is one of the poorest schools in the state of California and yet they’ve proven they have access to computers, cell phones – and have mastered technology.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘Shakira has taught Pique some moves’ – Fans react to Spain defender’s gaffe

first_imgSpain defender had a brief moment of madness at a crucial moment during his country’s clash with Russia.La Roja were leading thanks to Sergei Ignashevich’s comical own goal, and looked in control of their World Cup last-16 game. Shakira has taught Pique some moves . Real love 😍#ESPRUS #worldcup #ESP #RUS pic.twitter.com/r6rS15P0Oj— 🆎 (@Messician_17) July 1, 2018 As you can see here, that was a perfectly natural movement of the arm by Pique. #SPNRUS #WorldCup2018 pic.twitter.com/B8rW0dGjjq— DES KELLY (@DesKellyBTS) July 1, 2018 Gerard Pique genuinely debated the referee’s decision to award a penalty for this…………. pic.twitter.com/fxYshgyOhX— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) July 1, 2018 Pique – The king of handball pic.twitter.com/EvuIWdA2Cu— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) July 1, 2018 1center_img David De Gea has faced more penalties with Ramos and Pique than he has with Jones and Smalling. I can’t believe the chuckle bothers legacy has been outdone!— The United Link 🏆 (@TheUnitedLink) July 1, 2018 Pique handles in the box However, when a corner was floated into the Spanish box, Pique decided to do something a little bit rash.Having misjudged the flight of the ball, the Barcelona man stuck his hand in the air with the aim of blocking the ball.The ball did in fact strike his arm and a penalty was duly awarded.Striker Artem Dzubya stepped up to level the scores heading into the break, despite the protests of the Spain centre-half.Fans were quick to question his decision, mocking him in the process!Check out the best reaction below! Replay of #Pique heading the ball that gave away the penalty.#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/I5PmryYtnk— The Soccer Republic (@SoccerRep) July 1, 2018last_img read more

BURGERS WITH HORSE MEAT SOLD IN DONEGAL SUPERMARKETS

first_imgIT’S enough to put you off burgers for life – health inspectors have found HORSE MEAT inside burgers sold here in Co Donegal.The burgers were sold in Letterkenny Tesco as well as in Dunnes Stores, Lidl and Aldi.The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said the meat came from two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and the Dalepak Hambleton plant in Yorkshire. It said they posed no health risk.Locally-based supermarkets were busy removing the burgers from sale today.A total of 27 products were analysed, with 10 of them containing horse DNA and 23 containing pig DNA.Horsemeat accounted for approximately 29% of the meat content in one sample from Tesco. It’s though the beef was IMPORTED into Ireland from eastern Europe. The chief executive of the FSAI, Professor Alan Reilly, said that while there was no risk to the public, he added that eating horsemeat “was not in Irish culture”.“Whilst, there is a plausible explanation for the presence of pig DNA in these products due to the fact that meat from different animals is processed in the same meat plants, there is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA in products emanating from meat plants that do not use horsemeat in their production process,” he said.“In Ireland, it is not in our culture to eat horsemeat and therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger.“Likewise, for some religious groups or people who abstain from eating pig meat, the presence of traces of pig DNA is unacceptable.”Tesco has apologised to its customers. Tesco’s group technical director, Tim Smith, said his company was informed of the test results by the FSAI today and they “immediately withdrew from sale all products from the supplier in question”.In Tesco’s case, two frozen beef burger products were found to contain horse DNA.In a statement, Mr Smith said: “The safety and quality of our food is of the highest importance to Tesco. We will not tolerate any compromise in the quality of the food we sell. The presence of illegal meat in our products is extremely serious.”He added that Tesco was “working with the authorities in Ireland and the UK, and with the supplier concerned, to urgently understand how this has happened and how to ensure it does not happen again”. “We will not take any products from this site until the conclusion and satisfactory resolution of an investigation,” the statement added.Customers who may have bought burgers in recent days and weeks can return them to the store where they bought them for a full refund.Tesco said that the brands affected in its stores are the Tesco Everyday Value brand and Flamehouse Chargrilled Quarter Pounders.Aldi said it has removed the Oakhurst brand of beef burgers and customers can receive a refund if they purchased any of the products.Lidl and Dunnes have yet to name their burgers.BURGERS WITH HORSE MEAT SOLD IN DONEGAL SUPERMARKETS was last modified: January 15th, 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:ALDIBURGERS WITH HORSE MEAT SOLD IN DONEGAL SUPERMARKETSdunnesLIDLtescolast_img read more

HUGE CROWD SAYS FINAL FAREWELL TO CLLR CULBERT

first_imgTadhg’s remains are taken from St Eunan’s Cathedral todayHundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of Cllr Tadhg Culbert.The 57 year old was buried today following funeral Mass at St.Eunan’s Cathedral.The former An Post worker’s remains were carried through the town as a mark of respect to a man who did so much for his adopted community. Tadhg’s wife Hilda and daughter Lisa are comforted by family and friendsDifferent groups and clubs, including St Eunan’s GAA Club, An Post, Letterkenny Rovers and his fellow councillors from Letterkenny Town Council, took turns to carry Tadhg’s remains to the Cathedral.A massive crowd packed into the church to say a final farewell to Tadhg.Fr Chambers spoke of the Tipperary man’s huge heart and of the constant smile he greeted people with.He revealed how Tadhg’s daughter Lisa had contacted him last Tuesday to say her father was getting weaker. His wife Hilda, son Andrew and many relations who travelled from Tipperary, were also comforted by the huge congregation.A huge funeral cortege then made its way down Letterkenny’s Main Street and to New Leck Cemetery to leave Tadhg resting overlooking forever the town he loved so well. HUGE CROWD SAYS FINAL FAREWELL TO CLLR CULBERT was last modified: April 20th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:congregationfuneralNew Leck CemeterySt.Eunan’s CathedralTadhg Culbertlast_img read more

Brian Nsubuga to take charge of KCCA FC coronation game as FUFA releases officials list for Match-Day 30

first_imgBrian Nsubuga (right) will be in cahrge of KCCA vs Maroons (file photo)MENGO – The 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League officially comes to a close on Saturday with all 16 teams in action at different venues.KCCA FC who sealed the season’s title on Match-Day 28, will be crowned following their home game against Maroons at Lugogo.The three debutants Ndejje University, Paidha Black Angels and Nyamityobora who have already been relegated will be playing their last games in the top tier, for now, on the same day.Ahead of the games, FUFA has released a list for Match-Officials who will be in charge of the 8 games.Celebrated FIFA Referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga has been handed the coronation game between KCCA and Maroons at the StarTimes Stadium.Miiro will be assisted by FIFA assistant referees Isa Masembe (first assistant) and Marex Nakitto as the second assistant.The list of officials who will be on duty this SaturdayKCCA Vs Maroons – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo-Center Referee: Brian Miiro Nsubuga–Assistant Referee 1: Isa Masembe–Assistant Referee 2: Marex Nakitto–Fourth Official: Ali Sabilla–Referee Assessor: George KabwimukyaVipers Vs BUL – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende:-Center Referee: Joseph Masembe–Assistant Referee 1: Richard Mugerwa–Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Kimayo–Fourth Official: Hamza Katende–Referee Assessor: Saleh MuwayaMbarara City Vs Police – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara-Center Referee: Asaduh Ssemeere–Assistant Referee 1: Nicholas Luberenga–Assistant Referee 2: Charles Kato–Fourth Official: Henry Musisi–Referee Assessor: Ali TomusangeKirinya-Jinja S.S Vs Ndejje University – Mighty Arena, Jinja-Center Referee: Joseph Ochom–Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Omunyira–Assistant Referee 2: Hakim Oriada–Fourth Official:  Simon Peter Okello–Referee Assessor: Magid BuyinzaOnduparaka Vs Express – Green Light Stadium, Arua-Center Referee: Paul Omara–Assistant Referee 1: Dick Okello–Assistant Referee 2: Tonny Agir–Fourth Official: Deogracious Opio–Referee Assessor: David Davis KatabiraTooro United Vs URA – Kavumba Recreational Stadium:-Center Referee: Mashood Ssali–Assistant Referee 1: Okello Lee–Assistant Referee 2: Musa Balikoowa Ngobi–Fourth Official: William ‘Engineer’ Oloya–Referee Assessor: Khalifan KanakulyaBright Stars Vs Paidha Black Angels – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe-Center Referee: Shamilla Nabadda–Assistant Referee 1: Lydia Nantabo–Assistant Referee 2: Jane Mutonyi–Fourth Official: Henry Byaruhanga–Referee Assessor: Kassim MagoolaSC Villa Vs Nyamitybora – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole-Center Referee: Lucky Kasalirwe–Assistant Referee 1: Mustapha Mafumu–Assistant Referee 2: Michael Kyeyune–Fourth Official: George ‘Brown’ Nkurunziza–Referee Assessor: Elias KaggwaComments Tags: Brian MiiroFUFARefereesStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetoplast_img read more

Warriors-Pelicans cheatsheet: MVP hopeful Anthony Davis looking to wreck Golden State’s good vibes

first_imgThe Warriors are coming off one of their biggest wins of the season, but the Pelicans, led by MVP-candidate Anthony Davis, will look to spoil the champs’ good vibes Tuesday night.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m.Pelicans projected starting lineup: Anthony Davis, Julius Randle, Elfrid Payton, Jrue Holiday, E’Twaun Moore Pelicans Stock Report: Since the last matchup between these two teams, the Pelicans have hovered around .500, …last_img read more

How Birds Evolved by Incorrigible Storytelling

first_imgAn article by a free-lance science writer about dinosaurs evolving into birds takes the cake for speculative just-so storytelling, but it got published and republished anyway.It’s not often that a whole article deserves “Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week,” but this one comes close: “How Birds Evolved From Small Meat Eating Dinosaurs,” by Joel N. Shurkin, published by Inside Science News Service and republished by Live Science.  Aside from beginning with the Kipling-style title, Shurkin wrote a completely fact-free story, relying on nothing but imagination: in short, “The arms got longer, the legs got shorter, and they were flying.”Shurkin assumes that for one reason or another, limb proportions changed in dinosaurs.  “Some time, perhaps 150 million years ago, small-feathered dinosaurs called maniraptorans began to develop longer arms and shorter hind legs, kick- starting the evolutionary process to becoming the birds we see today.”  They didn’t just start flying, “of course,” he quips as he launches into storybook land:Some of the creatures had longer wings and maybe shorter legs than others and found they could run faster and be more maneuverable than others. From there, natural selection took over…. Their bodies got smaller, their forearms larger, the rear limbs shorter.What happened then? One possible — if simplistic — scenario is that one day, one of the creatures with longer arms, while leaping over a hole, or snapping at something to eat, or trying to avoid being eaten, spread its forearms, and left the ground for a second or two. He or she tried it again, maybe flapping the arms, and suddenly he or she was flying.Just like that.  The rest was just refinements.  “This, of course, happened over millions of years.”  Of course.Shurkin also had stories for how flying reptiles emerged, and flying mammals, too (bats).  They “probably evolved the same way,” he said, relying on his storytelling assistants, Hans Larsson of McGill University and Gregory Erickson of Florida State.  At least the storytellers left themselves an out:“It’s hard to reconstruct the capacity for flight,” he said. To fully understand the process scientists would need to apply “forensic science to the fossil record” because scientists don’t have samples of the muscles. Larsson’s study, he said, was the best done so far, but it is still an educated guess.“We’ll never really know,” Erickson said.The article on Inside Science set off a lively set of comments by a creationist reader.  To settle the issue, they all might best watch the documentary Flight: The Genius of Birds.  In the film, several scientists explore the “multiple independent points” that work together in a bird to allow powered flight in the heavier-than-air creatures: hollow bones, a redesigned respiratory system, movement of the center of mass, the most efficient digestive system in the animal kingdom, special flight musculature, navigation systems, orientation systems, flight feathers with a million parts each, and much more.Unfettered storytelling is the besetting sin of evolutionists.  Coupled with an imagined omnipotent power of the Stuff Happens Law (natural selection), no story is too silly to get told, retold and admired by the Darwin Party.  Rescue a storyteller today; take them to Storytellers Anonymous or to a deprogramming session, where they must write “I will not tell just-so stories” on the board 100 times before lunch.  Especially hard cases might require devices that deliver a mild electric shock on the wrist every time they say “maybe” or “might have” or “scenario.”  There can be outdoor experiments, too.  Take the subject outside to run on a track with a hole in it, and instruct him to stretch out his forearms and flap as he jumps over the hole.  If he still thinks this could lead to human flight by natural selection (but over millions of years, “of course,”) ask which accidental mutations will get passed on to his offspring that have anything to do with his experience of jumping over a hole and flapping his forearms.  Deprogramming requires a lot of patience and time.  That’s why so few invest effort in it.  It explains evolutionary storytellers, like lost souls, roam the halls of academia, addicted to their habit, lacking a merciful hand to intervene.  There’s a quicker alternative: buy copies of Flight: The Genius of Birds to share with them.  Blessed are the merciful. (Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

MusicDNA Wants to Compete With Apple’s iTunes LP Format – But Will Anybody Care?

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois For the most part, digital music has killed the liner notes that used to come with CDs. Now, MusicDNA, a new file format that looks a lot like Apple’s iTunes LP format, wants to bring liner notes to the 21st century. MusicDNA is a new rich-media extension for digital music files that enriches songs and albums with additional data like lyrics, videos, RSS and Twitter feeds, as well as up to 14 additional pieces of metadata like mood and tempo. Artists and record labels will be able to ship up to 32GB of data with these files. MusicDNA is the creation of Dagfinn Bach’s Bach Technologies. Bach worked on building one of the first MP3 players in 1993. One of the most prominent backers of MusicDNA is Karlheinz Brandenburg, one of the co-inventors of the MP3 format. The company plans to ship its software in the spring. Just a Wrapper It’s important to note that MusicDNA doesn’t propose a new format for encoding the music itself. Instead, MusicDNA is simply an XML-wrapper for music files. In theory, this should make it easier for music labels and artists to adopt this new format as the actual music file will be compatible with virtually every MP3 player on the market. These devices will just play the MP3 track and ignore the rest of the data. To get access to the additional information, though, you currently have to use MusicDNA’s own player. The company plans to release plugins for iTunes and Windows Media Player later this year. Is MusicDNA Doomed?We have to wonder, though, if anybody is really interested in yet another proprietary file format for distributing music. While the iTunesLP format hasn’t exactly caught fire yet (though the mythical Apple tablet could change that), Apple isn’t likely to license this technology from Bach. It’s also important to note that Sony, Warner, Universal and EMI have developed their own file format for bundling music files with additional content. At this point, it seems rather unlikely that MusicDNA will be a major success. While the developers claim to have 10 partners on board for the launch, none of these are major labels. Unless MusicDNA can get the major labels to give up their own format and to drop support for iTunes and the iTunesLP format, this venture isn’t very likely to succeed. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Truth is: Cavaliers rout Celtics on Paul Pierce’s day

first_imgGiannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives past Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — LeBron James led the new-look Cavaliers to a blowout in Boston with an individual performance reminiscent of the rivalry’s heyday.And this time, Paul Pierce was sitting courtside in street clothes, unable to do anything about it.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum Cavaliers: At Oklahoma City on Tuesday.Celtics: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Terry Rozier scored 21 with nine assists and Kyrie Irving scored 18 against his former team before sitting out the fourth quarter. The Celtics have lost three of four to fall behind Toronto in the Eastern Conference playoff race.The Cavaliers, who have won three straight, are 5½ games behind Boston. To help make a push for their fourth straight NBA finals, Cleveland traded away six players and acquired four at the deadline.“All of our new guys performed and played well,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “So that’s a good sign.”THE TRUTHPierce watched the game from a baseline seat, under the basket where the Celtics scored 42 points in the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the finals to clinch their 17th NBA championship. On the other side of the basket were former coach Doc Rivers and former teammates Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Antoine Walker.Timeouts featured tribute videos from Rivers, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and Pierce’s college coach, Roy Williams.After his family joined him in hoisting the retired number banner to the rafters, Pierce said having his number retired by the NBA’s most-decorated franchise is the ultimate honor — bigger than the Hall of Fame.“When you’re forever with the Celtics, you’re forever,” he said.JAMES INJURYJames banged into Aron Baynes in the lane with about five minutes left in the first quarter and hobbled off the court, favoring his right leg. He came back in with nine minutes left in the half and hit a jumper to tie it 40-all before his outburst that helped the Cavs pull away. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH He sat out the fourth quarter, losing the chance for an 11th triple-double this season and third straight. James said he took a knee to the quad muscle but hoped to be fully recovered before playing the Thunder on Tuesday night.“Baynes is a big boy. He should be on ’Game of Thrones,’” James said. “Him and Steven Adams, and I’ve got to see him next.”IT SUPPORTThe trades mooted a mini controversy over whether the Celtics would honor Isaiah Thomas in his return to Boston. A fan favorite during his two-plus seasons in green, Thomas was traded last summer in the deal that brought Irving to the Celtics.Thomas balked at being recognized on his first visit back with the Cavaliers because he was injured. And Pierce balked at sharing the stage with him on Sunday, Cleveland’s only other trip to Boston.But Thomas was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers at the deadline, meaning he isn’t scheduled to return to TD Garden this year.SMART UPDATEStevens said Marcus Smart continues to recover from a lacerated right hand, which has kept him out since he cut his hand on broken glass at the team hotel on Jan. 24 and needed stitches to close the wound.“Not going to expect to see him on Wednesday night,” Stevens said. “Hopeful that he will be back and ready to go after the All-Star break. But we’ll see.”UP NEXT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As the Cavaliers opened a 27-point lead midway through the fourth, the crowd began chanting “We want Paul Pierce!” But he remained in his baseline seat, awaiting the postgame ceremony that would raise his No. 34 to the TD Garden rafters — the 23rd person in the history of the NBA’s most-decorated franchise to be so honored.“It definitely gave me chills, especially with LeBron out there,” Pierce told reporters afterward. “I wanted to be out there.”The current Celtics, who have spent much of the season in first place in the East, could have used him.“Yeah, we stunk,” coach Brad Stevens said. “But they were really good. They had a lot to do with that.”PLAYOFF RACEADVERTISEMENT With the former Celtics great waiting to see his No. 34 raised to the Boston Garden rafters, James shook off a first-quarter leg injury to score 24 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds to give Cleveland a 121-99 victory on Sunday.In their first appearances since being acquired at the trade deadline, Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points, Rodney Hood had 15, George Hill had 12 and Larry Nance Jr. scored five. The foursome practiced with the Cavs for the first time on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I know the guys that are here are very excited about this opportunity,” James said. “It’s my job to as the leader of this team to make sure that I acclimate the new four guys to be around a culture that’s built around winning.”James scored 13 in the second quarter — eight of them during a 13-2 run that turned a one-point deficit into a double-digit lead. The Celtics made it 64-55 on the first basket of the third quarter but never got within 10 again. Pierce joins Celtics legends as team retires his No. 34 View commentslast_img read more