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Azhar Ali 100 ensures tough day for Windies

first_img Off-spinner Roston Chase, who has sent down 21 overs – the most by any bowler – claimed the only wicket to fall to finish with one for 63. He accounted for Sami Aslam, bowled off the under edge, half-way through the final session with the advantage firmly in Pakistan’s favour. Having lost every game on tour courtesy of humbling 3-0 whitewashes in the preceding Twenty20 and One-Day International series, West Indies would have been hoping for a brighter start but instead found themselves at the mercy of the opening pair of Azhar and Sami Aslam. The duo hardly put a foot wrong as they comfortably batted through the first two sessions, carrying Pakistan to 81 without loss at lunch and 172 without loss at the second interval. The right-handed Azhar, playing in his 50th Test, has faced 268 balls in six hours at the crease and counted 14 fours while the left-handed Sami Aslam struck nine fours in an innings spanning 212 balls and just over 4-¾ hours. Neither batsman suffered much alarm during the first session as the West Indies bowlers failed to produce anything threatening with the pink ball in only the second ever day/night Test. In fact, their best chance of the session came when Azhar slashed pacer Miguel Cummins in the air through gully where Leon Johnson was late in responding, as the ball raced to the boundary. Sami Aslam, opting for the sheet anchor role, registered his first boundary after 64 deliveries when he came down to part-time off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite and struck him to the wide mid-on boundary. He followed up with another straight hit for four off the very next delivery. At the break, he was unbeaten on 36 with Azhar on 39, and it was the junior partner who pushed on after the break to reach his half-century first with a cut to the point boundary off Chase, half-hour after the resumption. Azhar, meanwhile, survived a review for leg before wicket off seamer and captain Jason Holder in the second over after lunch, with television replays showing the delivery missing leg. However, he soon settled to raise his half-century by punching pacer Miguel Cummins to extra cover for a couple, about 45 minutes after the interval. NOTE: Play starts at 6:30 a.m. (Ja time) each day). SCOREBOARD PAKISTAN 1st Innings Sami Aslam b Chase 90 Azhar Ali not out 146 Asad Shafiq not out 33 Extras (b1, lb2, w1, nb6) 10 Total (1 wkt, 90 overs) 279 To bat: Babar Azam, *Misbah-ul-Haq, +Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan. Fall of wickets: 1-215 (Sami Aslam). Bowling: Gabriel 14-2-55-0 (nb6), Cummins 16-2-62-0 (w1), Holder 15-4-30-0, Brathwaite 8-2-21-0, Bishoo 16-3-45-0, Chase 21-2-63-1. WEST INDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Leon Johnson, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel. Toss: Pakistan. UMPIRES: R Illingworth, P Reiffel; TV – I Gould. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC: Beleaguered West Indies endured another chastening day here yesterday as opener Azhar Ali stroked his 11th Test hundred to spearhead Pakistan’s domination of the opening day of the historic day/night first Test. The visitors were kept in the field all day at the Dubai International Stadium as Pakistan, opting to bat first, finished on 279 for one with Azhar ending unbeaten on a superb 146. He put on 215 for the first wicket with 20-year-old partner Sami Aslam who fell for 90, a partnership which was the country’s fourth highest opening stand in Tests. Asad Shafiq was looking ominous at the close, unbeaten on 33, already having shared a 64-run, partnership for the second wicket with Azhar.last_img read more

Assuria opens new branch in Corriverton

first_imgAssuria Insurance Company has opened its latest branch in the bordering town of Corriverton, Berbice, making it the company’s seventh branch since opening up business in Guyana seven years ago.Assuria Insurance Company’s new branch at Corriverton, BerbiceThe company now has branches in Vreed-en-Hoop, Rose Hall Town, Giftland Mall Turkeyen, Parika, Diamond, Linden and Corriverton to go with its head office in the capital city.In April last, the company was given the license to start selling Marine and Aviation policies which are now being offered at all eight locations.General Manager Yogindra Arjune told Guyana Times that Corriverton was the next option for expansion.“We already have a clientele in the Corriverton area so we thought it would be fitting to be as close as possible to provide services we have available to our customers. We have a branch in Rose Hall and that has been servicing our clients in Corriverton but we need to be here [Corriverton] to give the service and to make sure that our customers are comfortable. We also need to grow our clientele in Corriverton.”Previously, the Rose Hall Town branch serviced New Amsterdam and Corriverton.“Rose Hall Town is in the middle of the three towns, that is why we went to the Rose Hall Town first so the next thing we will be looking at will be New Amsterdam. Those areas are where most of the banks and insurance companies are and so we would also like to be there,” the General Manager said.While refusing to mention the investment the company made in opening the Corriverton branch, he said the company prides itself on ensuring that its clients have a unique area and are comfortable while doing business with the company.“Insurance is already a difficult thing to sell and we want to make sure that persons doing so have a comfortable area. Our office has different colours. We think colours bring out the best in people. It does cost a lot more than just opening an ordinary office but we believe our clients deserve the best. When you come, you must be impressed with not just our products but also the surroundings.”In January 2016, Assuria General (GY) Inc was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System certification from Kiwa Nederland BV.  As a result, Assuria has achieved the notable distinction of becoming the first and still the only financial institution in Guyana to be accredited with the ISO 9001:2008 certification which was updated to ISO 9001:2015 in 2018.The Corriverton branch will be managed by Shama Latchman who has 30 years’ experience in the industry. She said it is expected that the branch will make a major impact on the community of Corriverton.The new Manager noted that Motor, Fire and Marine insurance has already done the company well in Corriverton. “I think in the very near future Assuria is going to be the number one insurance company in Corriverton.”last_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday or Huddersfield to join Reading in the play-off final? Coral

first_imgCoral’s John Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Reading beat Fulham on Tuesday night to reach the Championship play-off final and Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield will fight it out on Wednesday night for the chance to join them at Wembley.The tie is finely poised after a goalless draw in the first leg but, with home advantage, Wednesday are favourites to win at 27/20, while Huddersfield are 23/10.Manchester United are also in action on Wednesday night against Southampton at St Mary’s.With United expected to be without a host of star men – including £89million man Paul Pogba – they are 7/4 outsiders, while the hosts are 31/20 for the win.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img


first_imgThe €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 35 were Dan Mc Ginty, Clarlougheske and Tom Mitchell, Spierstown. The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 15 & 21 with the jackpot now standing at €9,300.Club members, managers, coaches or administrators interested in either a First Aid/Defib Course or Defib Refresher Course on Saturday April 28th should book their place with Deborah Lacey (087) 2199730 as soon as possible.  Members are now being sought for ‘Club Donegal’ at a cost of €200.00 for the coming season. This subscription will entitle the member to a Club Donegal card that will admit them free-of-charge to all club league and championship matches in the county in 2012, full adult membership of Four Masters and free entry into the Annual Lotto for 25 weeks. This is a great opportunity to support both your Club and County. Further information available from Sean Dunnion, Maeve Espey or Paul Timoney. GAA NOTES: FOUR MASTERS was last modified: March 13th, 2012 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:FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTESlast_img read more

Morocco World Cup team guide – fixtures, key player, probable line-up

first_img 4 Morocco will take part in their fifth World Cup this summer. take an in-depth look at the Group B nation.MANAGERA veteran of African football, Frenchman Herve Renard managed Zambia (twice), Angola and the Ivory Coast before taking charge of Morocco in 2016. Twice he has won the Africa Cup of Nations (with Zambia in 2012 and Ivory Coast in 2015), and the 49-year-old has also managed clubs in his homeland – most notably Sochaux in 2013/14 – and he also spent part of 2004 in charge of Cambridge United.Renard sets his teams up to be compact and hard to beat, primarily favouring a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 system. The Atlas Lions’ focus is on patience in possession and keeping their defensive structure intact, and Renard has struggled to create teams that are particularly fluid in the final third. He is versatile with his tactics – and is ready to change to a three-at-the-back formation if necessary – but the overall game plan will remain the same.Since Renard’s appointment as manager, Morocco have won 13 of 23 matches, drawing five and losing five. They were knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the 2017 AFCON, though Renard’s squad was struck by injury with the likes of Younes Belhanda and Sofiane Boufal missing the entire tournament.CAPTAINBy far the most famous member of Morocco’s squad, Medhi Benatia has won top flight league titles in Italy and Germany with Juventus, whom he currently represents, and Bayern Munich respectively. The 31-year-old centre-back was born in France and has spent his entire playing career in Europe, but he chose to represent the nation of his father and won his first cap for Morocco in 2008.He has gone on to make 53 appearances for the Atlas Lions and score two goals, the second of which came in a 2-0 defeat of the Ivory Coast that qualified Morocco for this summer’s World Cup. He called it ‘the most beautiful moment of my career’.KEY PLAYERNetherlands-born Hakim Ziyech caused a stir when he declared he would represent Morocco despite playing for the Dutch at every youth level from Under-19 up. The playmaker made the decision in 2015, and he has since won 14 caps and scored an impressive eight goals in that time frame.The 25-year-old is one of the best attacking players in the Eredivise, and the 15 assists he recorded in 2017/18 made him the league’s top creator for the season. Formerly of Heerenveen then Twente, Ziyech has played for Ajax since the summer of 2016, but his form has seen him linked with a move to one of Europe’s bigger leagues.Ziyech has not always got on well with Morocco boss Renard, and he declared he would never play for the coach again after a bust-up concerning selection for the AFCON. However, the two patched up their relationship and Ziyech is a shoo-in to start in Russia, though he is generally selected out wide rather than in the central position he plays for Ajax. ONE TO WATCHKhalid Boutaib, the Yeni Malatyaspor forward, is expected to start upfront in Renard’s team, but Ayoub El Kaabi has scored his way into consideration ahead of the tournament.El Kaabi, 24, was named Best Player at the African Nations Championship earlier this year, with his nine goals firing Morocco to the gold medal; the second highest scorer netted just three times. He represents RS Berkane in his homeland – which made him eligible for CHAN 2018 – but his exploits at the tournament led to interest in El Kaabi from Europe, with Atletico Madrid making enquiries over his services.He had never even represented Morocco before the African Nations Championship, but he has been in Renard’s squad since then, and he netted in a friendly defeat of Uzbekistan in March – taking his international record to 10 goals in eight games – to basically guarantee his inclusion in Morocco’s 23-man World Cup selection. If he gets onto the pitch in Russia, El Kaabi could prove on the biggest stage just why he deserves a move to Europe.FIXTURESFriday, June 15: Morocco v IRAN (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg) – kick-off 16:00Wednesday, June 20: PORTUGAL v Morocco (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow) – kick-off 13:00Monday, June 25: SPAIN v Morocco (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad) – kick-off 19:00KITS RECORD IN QUALIFYINGHaving to progress through two rounds to reach the World Cup, Morocco started their campaign by overcoming Equatorial Guinea 2-1 on aggregate before being drawn in a group with the Ivory Coast, Gabon and Mali with the winner automatically qualifying for the finals.Renard’s men were excellent throughout, with three wins and three draws in their six games seeing them finish four points clear of the Ivorians to book their place in RussiaMorocco scored 11 goals in their six matches, and they were the only team not to concede a single goal in the third round of the CAF qualifiers – a brilliant achievement that showcases just how defensively sound Renard’s team can be.TOURNAMENT PREPARATIONSMorocco had three matches planned prior to the World Cup, with a short stay in Switzerland seeing the Atlas Lions face Ukraine and Slovakia, drawing 0-0 and winning 2-1, before they headed to Tallinn to take on Estonia six days before their first match of the tournament, where they cruised to a 3-1 victory.BASE CAMPVoronezh Marriott Hotel, VoronezhPROBABLE LINE-UPtalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 4last_img read more


first_imgIf you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise, is the old children’s rhyme, and what a surprise the children, parents and guardians got in Portnoo on Bank Holiday Monday, when Minnie & Mickey Mouse emerged from Bonnyglen Wood.They couldn’t believe their eyes when the famous Disney characters skipped out hand in hand and joined them for part of the walk. Approximately one hundred hardy souls had previously set from the Dolmen Centre on a 5k fundraiser for Breast Cancer research, organised by the local Sharpe family from Loughfad.The event, now in its’ third year is well established as a “must go” annual event for the local community.Minnie & Mickey joined the walk, from the wood to “Mamie’s” thatched cottage, the home the Sharpe family, where they posed for photos.The walk then continued back to the Dolmen Centre where the organisers provided an array of ‘pink’ food treats for all the participants. The Irish Cancer Society representative, Ena Barrett, outlined to the all present the importance of events such as the pink parade in the fight against cancer.She thanked all involved for a wonderful event and looked forward to next year’s parade.Pauline (Sharpe) McGroary told Donegal Daily, “We wanted a surprise for the children, and a friend of friend knew Minnie & Mickey and they kindly obliged.“Only two people knew about it, I didn’t even tell my mother!”PICTURE SPECIAL: MINNIE & MICKEY MOUSE APPEAR FOR PORTNOO PINK WALK FOR CANCER was last modified: October 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:5kcancercharityFeaturesfundraisernewspicture specialPink WalkPortnoolast_img read more

Take a bow – devastated Bernie’s neighbours help her clean up!

first_imgThis is what a little bit of community spirit can do.Bernie Kearney’s home in Urris was completely destroyed when a mudslide came down on top of it on Tuesday evening last.Bernie managed to jump out of a bedroom window and escaped any injury. But her home has been left completely ruined by the mudslide which came crashing into her kitchen and bedrooms.Everyone in the local community knew how proud Bernie was of her home which she power-washed three times a year.“You wouldn’t have found a weed on that street she was so proud of keeping it so clean,” said Bernie’s nephew Martin.Now less than a week after her home was destroyed, Bernie’s neighbours have done their bit to make it a little easier every time she walks past it. From shovels and spades to JCBs and dumper trucks, neighbours came together to offer her helping in cleaning up around her home.Bernie is currently staying with relatives in the area before she decides where she will live in future.  Take a bow – devastated Bernie’s neighbours help her clean up! was last modified: August 30th, 2017 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:Bernie KearneydonegalInishowenmudslidelast_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: success stories

first_imgSouth Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup™ put to rest, once and for all, the idea that Africa is incapable of hosting world-class events of this magnitude. Fifa gave the country a near-perfect 9 out of 10 for the show it put on – here are just some of the reasons why:Take a bow, South Africa!John Carlin, author of Playing the Enemy, says all the stories about the 2010 Fifa World Cup being the 1995 rugby World Cup all over again, about healing racial wounds, uniting the fractured nation and so forth, were off the mark. “It was much, much better than that.” SA’s World Cup ‘near-perfect’: FifaAs Fifa president Sepp Blatter gave South Africa a near-perfect 9 out of 10 for its hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, analysts said the spin-offs of improved perceptions abroad could have a long-lasting impact not only on South Africa and its development but on the continent as a whole. 2010 ‘one of our greatest achievements’The 2010 Fifa World Cup was one of the greatest achievements of post-apartheid South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said at the national Heritage Day celebrations at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium. World Cup surveys highlight successThe successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup has done wonders for South Africans’ national confidence and the country’s image abroad, according to pre- and post-tournament surveys commissioned by Fifa. International awards for SA stadiumSouth Africa’s FNB Stadium, previously known as Soccer City, was a major hit with the fans during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. It’s also been racking up the design and construction awards, most recently being named the overall winner at the prestigious international Leaf Awards. South African ‘can-do’ wins againA novel beer vessel introduced in South Africa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup has been named Can of the Year 2010 by The Canmaker magazine, which reports on innovations in the metal-packaging industry. Bafana, Tshabalala do SA proud2010 was a good year for Bafana Bafana, and it ended on a high, with news that South Africa was up to 50th in football’s latest world rankings, and that Siphiwe Tshabalala’s blistering opening goal of the 2010 World Cup was among 10 nominees for Fifa’s goal of the year. Pride for Africa as Spain strike goldOnly 12 kilometres separate Spain from Africa at their closest point, and they were united in celebration at the finish of a 19th Fifa World Cup that sent a fault line of happiness stretching all the way from Bloemfontein to Barcelona. South Africans the ‘true stars’: ZumaThe people of South Africa were the “true stars” of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, uniting to prove to the world that the country and the continent was capable of hosting a world-class event, says President Jacob Zuma. South Africa’s World Cup wins heartsThe aftermath of hosting what has been hailed by one and all as a successful 2010 Fifa World Cup will no doubt leave South Africans with a massive hangover. However, the tournament has given them a new sense of pride, confidence and optimism, and opened a new chapter not only for the hosts but for the African continent. World Cup: Cape Town takes a bowAs Cape Town played host to the semi-final clash between the Netherlands and Uruguay on Tuesday night, the city bid farewell to its 2010 Fifa World Cup journey. For the city residents, it has been a memorable month that will live with them long after the tournament. Durban a hit with World Cup fansSouth Africa’s “Surf City” was the place to be on Friday as fans streamed in by the thousands for one of the most anticipated matches of the 2010 Fifa World Cup group stages, Brazil versus Portugal. While the match itself did not live up to the hype, the city of Durban certainly did. SA the ‘plan B’ of future World Cups“There is not a single part of this World Cup where we have not been able to go beyond the level of past World Cups,” Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke said at the halfway mark of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “South Africa will become the ‘plan B’ of any future World Cup.” South Africa’s 2010 tourism harvestSouth Africa is set to reap lasting tourism rewards from the 2010 Fifa World Cup, with visitors pouring into the country in numbers, from new as well as traditional markets, and responding to the country’s offerings – and the energy and warmth of its people – with surprise and delight. Special courts key to World Cup successOne of the great successes of the 2010 World Cup – and there have been many – is how the special courts set up for the tournament have succeeded in dealing with the criminal activity that is part-and-parcel of hosting an event of this magnitude. World Cup so far ‘a success story’As the 2010 Fifa World Cup approaches the half-way mark, initial glitches have been ironed out and the competition is progressing magnificently, says Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan, adding that interest will only increase as the tournament progresses. Volunteers: World Cup’s unsung heroesWhile the on-field action draws the crowds, it is the thousands of hard-working volunteers busy in the background, making sure that each match runs with operational precision and professionalism, that should also be awarded a trophy. African welcome wins players’ heartsWhatever their fortunes on the pitch, players from the competing nations at the 2010 Fifa World Cup are enjoying the experience off it. The temperatures might be low, but the visiting teams are feeling the warmth of the African spirit. Huge crowds at World Cup fan festsFifa Fan Fests, organised at 16 venues around the world, played host to more than a million supporters during the first six days of the biggest sporting party in the world – with maximum capacity reached in almost every venue each time the respective national team played. Cup visitors enchanted by South AfricaThe world’s attention is focused on the southern tip of Africa as the greatest football showpiece plays itself out on the fields and in the streets of South Africa. But once the final whistle has blown on 11 July, it seems as though a lot of happy fans will be coming back to the country. Record SA audience for opening matchThe opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup between hosts South Africa and Mexico drew a record South African TV audience. The tournament is also getting good viewership ratings in North and South America, Europe and China. Soccer City one of world’s best: BlatterThe majestic Soccer City Stadium, venue for both the opening and final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, has won rave reviews from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who described it as “a five-star stadium” and one of the most beautiful in the world. South Africa’s ‘quantum’ football stadiumThe Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban’s spectacular 2010 Fifa World Cup venue, has scored not only an engineering first for an African stadium with its majestic arch. It has also become the world’s first “quantum” stadium. 2010 stadiums: mission accomplishedAfter six years of sustained hard work and intense global scrutiny of their ability to deliver, South Africa’s nine host cities have produced 10 World Cup stadiums – matching and exceeding international standards – which will soon be known to television viewers the world over.last_img read more

Opera Mini Is Most Downloaded Mobile App

first_imgThe Opera Mini application is now considered not only the world’s most popular mobile browser, but also the world’s most downloaded app. According to independent applications marketplace GetJar, the browser has been downloaded more than 25 million times from its store. “The fact that Opera Mini is the most downloaded app on an open app store like GetJar makes us proud,” said Opera’s Chief Strategy Officer Rolf Assev. “It proves that our vision of providing a browser that works on almost all phones will give millions a better way to access the Web.”According to StatCounter, Opera currently holds a 25% share of the mobile browser market, with the iPhone’s Safari browser hot on its heels. GetJar credits much of Opera’s success to the fact that the app is being downloaded across Java, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile platforms. Given the limited capabilities of many of the current mobile browsers, a good portion of these downloads can be attributed to the quest for a better experience. And while Opera is clearly winning, we’re not sure it’ll be in the lead for long. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#Browsers#web Recently, Mozilla released Fennec 3, the third beta version of the company’s open-source touch mobile browser. In January 2008, ReadWriteWeb compared Opera Mini to the promises of the much anticipated Firefox mobile browser. A year later, Mozilla fans are still waiting and Opera Mini users continue to enjoy synced bookmarks and notes, skinning features, relatively fast downloads and increased video capabilities. From more than 1500 votes within the GetJar community, Opera Mini 4.2 has earned an 8.1 out of 10 user rating. But it will be interesting to see if die-hard Mozilla fans will sing the praises of Fennec. To read GetJar’s Opera Mini reviews or to download the app, visit the community’s browser page. Or if you’ve got a Nokia N810 Internet Tablet and would like to test Fennec, download it here. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshiro Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Revamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down Nets

first_imgPacers: Won their fourth straight game against Brooklyn. … Indiana has won six of its last seven season openers and seven of its last eight home openers. … Bojan Bogdanovic scored 14 points against his former team. … Lance Stephenson and Domantas Sabonis each scored 16 points off the bench. … Oladipo also had four steals. … It’s only the third time since 2000 that Indiana has scored 140 or more points.UP NEXTNets: Host Orlando in home opener on Saturday.Pacers: Host Portland on Friday. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Rockets’ Chris Paul still dealing with bruised left knee LATEST STORIES Read Next View comments Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on October 18, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPINDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo scored 22 points in his Indiana debut, Darren Collison added 21 points and 11 assists in his return to Indianapolis, and the Pacers held off the Brooklyn Nets 140-131 on Wednesday night in their season opener.Eight players scored in double figures as the Pacers, in their first game since trading All-Star Paul George, produced their highest point total since a 144-point game against Denver on Nov. 9, 2010. Myles Turner had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young added 17 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. D’Angelo Russell scored 30 points in his Nets debut but backcourt mate Jeremy Lin limped to the locker room with an injury midway through the fourth quarter. Trevor Booker finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Nets from losing a franchise-record fifth consecutive season opener.Despite having chances to take control, neither could.Brooklyn led 30-29 after one quarter, the Pacers took a 65-63 halftime lead and then used a 10-0 third-quarter run to build a 75-65 lead. Brooklyn never led again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the Nets charged back in the final minutes, trimming a 10-point deficit to 130-126 before the Pacers finally managed to close it out.TIP-INSNets: Have lost all six road openers since moving to Brooklyn. … The Nets are 3-3 all-time against Indiana in season openers, the opponent they have played most frequently on opening night. … Brooklyn put Timofey Mozgov and Lin in the starting lineup Wednesday, marking the first time in franchise history that more than one undrafted player started a season opener. … Brooklyn was 29 of 32 from the free-throw line. … Lin had 18 points, while Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert each finished with 12.last_img read more