Lonzo Ball’s numbers drop in Under Armour, Lakers win

first_imgLIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Federer vows to defend Wimbledon title in 2018 Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball. APLonzo Ball’s stat line was down after two big games. He still had the building buzzing Saturday night at the NBA Summer League.The Los Angeles Lakers overcame a double-digit deficit to advance to the semifinals with a 115-106 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, with much of the focus again on Ball’s feet.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Celtics decided not to play the last two No. 3 overall picks, Jaylen Brown (right quad contusion) and Jayson Tatum (knee soreness), and also sat 2016 first-rounder Ante Zizic (left hamstring strain) and 2017 NBA G League Rookie of the Year Abdel Nader (left calf strain). The Mavericks played their marquee players. The difference in decisions showed on the court.The Mavericks never trailed after the first quarter as all-rookie second-team selection Yogi Ferrell put up 20 points, including four 3-pointers. Nicolas Brussino added 18 points and five rebounds.Dallas knocked down 15 compared to Boston’s nine.Rosco Allen led the Mavericks with 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LATEST STORIES Ball had a triple-double and a 36-point, eight-rebound, 11-assist performance in his two previous games.No. 15-seeded Los Angeles (4-2) advanced to play third-seeded Dallas on Sunday.“Team effort,” Ball said. “They came through in the fourth quarter and got the win as a collective unit. Moving on.“Long as we’re winning, (summer league is) successful. That’s all I care about.”Two weeks of summer play in three cities has been enough for teams to hold out many marquee players late this week, though there was plenty of intensity on the floor Saturday in the quarterfinal round of tournament play in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet The losers go home instead of the semifinal round Sunday.In other action:GRIZZLIES 98, HEAT 95, 2OTWayne Selden scored 24 points to lead Memphis.“It was a real sloppy game on our part,” Selden told the ESPN broadcast. “But down the stretch we got back to what we do and that’s guard and play defense. It was an ugly game, but we made it happen.“We’ve got to get the ball moving.”Gian Clavell, who finished with 20 points, hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but the Heat would manage just five total points in the two extra periods.Selden hit a pair of free throws to force the second overtime and Wade Baldwin hit two more after rebounding his own missed free throw to go up 97-94 with 16.6 seconds left. Clavell missed a 3-pointer to tie just before the final buzzer.The No. 4-seeded Grizzlies (5-0) will face the No. 16 Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.Dillon Brooks, the second-round pick from Oregon, scored 14 and had four steals for Memphis, and 2016 first-rounder Baldwin had 12 points on 4-for-17 shooting. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Miami guard Matt Williams scored 18 and knocked down six 3-pointers.The Heat held out No. 14 overall pick Bam Adebayo.TRAIL BLAZERS 94, SPURS 87Portland’s Jake Layman warmed up in the fourth quarter and finished with his summer league-high 23 points, including 13 in the final quarter. The 2016 Maryland second-rounder scored nine of the Trail Blazers’ 11 points during a fourth-quarter stretch and his 3-pointer with 4:46 pushed lead to 84-74. The Spurs never recovered.“I was staying aggressive,” Layman told ESPN. “For me, the most important thing is defense. I’ve worked a lot on that this summer. That’s what I’m most proud of.”Big Ten Player of the year Caleb Swanigan had 16 points and nine rebounds, while 2015 first-rounder RJ Hunter added 16 points for the Blazers.Spurs guard Bryn Forbes, who entered the day as Summer League’s top scorer at 29.3 points per game, fouled out in the fourth quarter with 13 points.Derrick White, the former Division II player who went No. 29 in the 2017 draft, paced the Spurs with 20 points and five rebounds.The Spurs did not play 2016 first-rounder Dejounte Murray.MAVERICKS 91, CELTICS 74 Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano His choice of footwear has become one of the biggest stories of Summer League. After wearing his own ZO2 shoes in his first two games, which sell for $495 under his family’s independent Big Baller Brand, Ball wore the Nike Kobe AD and a James Harden signature Adidas in the following games. It was Under Armour’s turn Saturday when Ball played in a pair from Stephen Curry’s signature line.“When I wake up, I decide that,” Ball told ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’When asked if the shoe rotation is part of a bigger plan, the No. 2 overall pick replied, “You could say that.”Ball had 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Vander Blue and No. 27 overall pick Kyle Kuzma carried the offensive load. Blue scored 27 and buried a 3-pointer with 1:07 left to give the Lakers a 111-103 lead. Kuzma added 26. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Murder accused in cigarette stabbing incident remanded to prison

first_imgThe Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) miner accused of knifing to death 20-year-old Daniel George on October 16th was on Monday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The charge 35-year-old Parsaram Ramnaught faces alleges that on October 16, 2018, at Barakat Landing, Mazaruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), heMurder accused Parsaram Ramnaughtmurdered Daniel George.Police Prosecutor Simone Payne related that the accused and the deceased were imbibing when an argument erupted over cigarettes. This resulted in the deceased being stabbed multiple times to his abdomen and eye by the defendant.Ramnaught has been remanded to prison, and the matter has been adjourned to October 31.last_img

GCAA can handle increase in aviation sector – Director General

first_imgWith an influx of new airlines displaying interest in entering the Guyanese market, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority said it will be able to handle any increase in the aviation sector.GCAA Director-General, Egbert FieldThis was the position shared by Director General of the GCAA, Egbert Field, on the sidelines of an event on Friday. He stated that they have planned for this upward trajectory and will continue to ascend towards greater efficiency.“Looking ahead with what is coming, I am confident that we will be able [to] surmount any tsunami or waves that comes to Guyana. We’ll be able to handle any amount of airlines. It’s difficult. The staff is working hard but I have planned for it and I can see us really riding the waves in a cruise fashion. At the moment, we’re on a climb but we’ll be able to handle any airline when it comes in.”According to him, a robust workforce of efficient professionals is needed to manage the sector. Fields also explained that they have built the Authority, in recent time, in light of the growing demands.“Unless we build ourselves to a robust size, with enough certified, qualified personnel, we would not be able to handle the aviation business. I dare to say, if this authority had remained at the level it was in 2016, it would have been in serious trouble right now,” he related.Two weeks ago, GCAA and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recently inked an Air Services Agreement to offer new routes from Guyana. The agreement permits Qatar’s national carrier, Qatar Airways, to operate any number of passenger and cargo flights as well as cooperation between the carriers concerned.There were reports that United Kingdom-based Virgin Atlantic Airways had expressed interest in expanding its service to Georgetown. However, the airline has since denied such a move.Guyana Times had reached out to Virgin Atlantic, whose representative said they do not have any confirmation of plans to launch in Guyana.Last December, Copa Airlines announced that it would be adding another flight to its Guyana-Panama route with onward connections. With approval, Copa was set to operate the additional flight on Fridays, adding to existing flights on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.Prior to that, American Airlines launched its operations with four flights weekly. American Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the world with well over 1000 aircrafts in its fleet, over 6000 daily flights serving over 350 destinations in over 55 countries.last_img read more

Watford midfielder joins LaLiga outfit Espanyol

first_imgWatford have confirmed the departure of midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado to Espanyol.The Spaniard, 30, signed for the Hornets from Spartak Moscow in July 2015. He went on to make 30 appearances for Watford, but is no longer in the first-team plans of incoming manager Walter Mazzarri.A statement on the Watford website read: “The Hornets can confirm that Jose Manuel Jurado has today completed a permanent transfer to Espanyol….. All at Watford FC wish Jose well for the future.”Watford have brought in several new signings as they prepare for life after Quique Sanchez Flores, who kept the Hertfordshire club up in his first season and also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.Belgium international Christian Kabasele, Jerome Sinclair from Liverpool and forward Isaac Success have all come into Vicarage Road, while striker Troy Deeney has ended speculation about his future by signing a new five-year contract. Jose Manuel Jurado leaves Watford after just one season 1last_img read more

Barcelona ‘ready to sell’ £100m-rated star to Liverpool, but Klopp is not keen

first_img 2 Liverpool (and Jurgen Klopp in particular) are reportedly not happy with spending so much money on a new forward at this time.Klopp is also understood to be happy with his front line at Liverpool, dominated by Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.The Premier League side had previously been linked with a move for the exciting forward, with Arsenal also reportedly interested.Dembele called in sick and missed training before the international break. But when the club doctor went to his house, he found nothing wrong with his health and saw several young people asleep at the property at around midday. revealed The France intentional is failing to impress in Catalonia after arriving at the Camp Nou in a £97million deal in the summer of 2017.He was brought in to replace Neymar who left in a world record deal to Paris Saint-Germain. However, Dembele has failed to get anywhere near the heights of the Champions League winner in his short spell.And now, according to the Daily Mirror, they are ‘confident’ of selling the 21-year-old to the Premier League side.However, the Spanish side are aware the Reds have spent big on transfers in recent years, smashing the world record fees for a defender and a goalkeeper to bring in Virigil van Dijk for £75million and then Alisson Becker for £62million. Most Popular Football Stories BEST OF LATEST Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is not keen on such a big transfer gameday cracker latest Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img Dembele has fallen out of favour at Barcelona Ousmane Dembele is ready to leave Barcelona in a £100million deal, which could take place as soon as January.However, it would appear he will not be going to Liverpool as boss Jurgen Klopp is not keen on meeting the steep price tag. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 SORRY last_img read more

WOW! YOUR INCREDIBLE DONEGAL PIX – NOW SEND US SOME MORE!

first_imgInishowen Sky – By Corey WileyYOU’VE taken some more incredible pictures for Donegal Daily.And here’s the latest selection – starting with an incredible sky over Inishowen by Corey Wiley.You can send your pictures to info@donegaldaily.com. Sunset in Brinaleck, Gaoth Dobhair by Tony DuffyHere’s looking at you – By Tony DuffySnow Bunting on Ice – by Christine Cassidy Puppy Bruno’s first snow – By Lisa Gallagher Fanad – by Marcella CrossanThis picture and the following two stunning pictures below of The Pier in Donegal Town were taken by Gerry McCaffrey Simply stunning – another shot of The Pier at Donegal Town by Gerry McCaffrey  Gerry captures the moment again WOW! YOUR INCREDIBLE DONEGAL PIX – NOW SEND US SOME MORE! was last modified: January 24th, 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:WOW! YOUR INCREDIBLE DONEGAL PIX – NOW SEND US SOME MORE!last_img read more

Samuel L Jackson graces Sunshine Tour

first_img“I played here before many years ago and I like this course. It’s straightforward, it’s honest, and if you hit the ball where you are supposed to, you can score.” He is currently filming the live action remake of the 1998 Japanese anime classic Kite in Johannesburg, but jumped at the chance to take a break from the set and get out on the golf course, even if he didn’t expect to play to his usual standard. And the popular Hollywood screen actor was all business when he pitched up at the Telkom PGA Championship Pro-Am on Tuesday, jumping at an invitation from Sunshine Tour executive director Selwyn Nathan to join the action at Country Club Johannesburg. “I had a great birdie streak from the sixth to the eighth, but it hardly mattered because Sam and Selwyn are chewing up the golf course,” the Queenstown golfer said. Jackson once stated that the golf course is the only place where he can “go dressed as a pimp and fit in perfectly”. His pink, candy-striped shorts and perky white and red beach hat ensemble perfectly complimented his playing partners – James Kamte in pink and lavender, Nathan in white from head to toe, and Nathan’s son Daniel, looking dapper in white and grey. ‘I played here before’ In addition to Kamte, the field for this week’s R3 750 000 Telkom PGA Championship includes world number 50 Richard Sterne, defending champion Keith Horne, three other former champions and more than 20 Sunshine Tour winners. “I never pass up on the chance to play golf, especially when I get to play at a top course like this,” he said. Samuel L Jackson has played the bad guy, the good guy, the bad cop, the good cop, drug addicts, action heroes and more recently, a slave. By his own admission, he’ll do almost anything to get a laugh, but one place Jackson will never play the fool is on the golf course. Source: Sunshine Tour True to form, he made a bee-line for the driving range as soon as he arrived. “Sam is very, very competitive,” said playing partner James Kamte. “A few years back, we scheduled a practice round together before the Alfred Dunhill Links. That day the wind was howling and it was pouring. Everyone else pulled out, but he was there with bells on.” A proficient golfer, who plays off a tidy six-handicap, Jackson didn’t waste any time contributing to his team’s score and, combined with former professional Nathan, the pair soon had Kamte playing some of his best golf this season. 13 March 2013 But none of them could match the presence of Jackson, who charmed everyone from caddies, to players, scorers and rules officials. “I’m just disappointed that they didn’t send me the R1 driver. It’s an adjustment, but I won’t say I know what Rory [McIlroy] is going through.” “These irons can fly, although I would attribute that to the altitude here, as opposed to my golfing ability. I can’t wait to give them a real test and find out what they play like at sea level when I get home. ‘Man, I love these Rocketballz’Jackson played the first in regulation, but carved his tee shot at the second into the right rough. A frisky six-iron saw him on the dance floor in two. “Man, I love these Rocketballz,” he gushed. One of Hollywood’s highest grossing stars, Jackson’s movie credits include such blockbusters as Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, Shaft and the recently critically acclaimed Django Unchained. ‘Perfect fourball“I might as well not be playing, but it does feel good to be making some long birdie putts again. This has been the perfect fourball to get me into fighting form for the tournament. With them being so competitive, they are forcing me to bring my A-game. I can’t have them outplaying me.” When it comes to chasing a bad guy on screen, the 64-year-old actor might let a stunt double take the punches, but when it comes to chasing after a little white ball, Jackson is a Jedi-powered golfing machine. “Just for the record, though, that tee shot went exactly where I intended it to go. The guys told me to take the short cut and Tiger line it to the green. They just didn’t realise I’m not Tiger.” “The people here in South Africa are great,” he said. “It looks like they enjoy seeing me there. I guess I’m a lot more recognisable than I thought,” he laughed. “I got the call from Selwyn and what can I say, here I am,” said Jackson, who has a special clause in all his film contracts that allows him time off to play golf. ‘Sam is very, very competitive’ “Actually, I don’t expect to do to well today,” he said. “I’ve been playing Titleist all my life, but I met these guys from Taylormade and they knew I was coming out here, so they set me up with these clubs. They take some getting use to. “When I’m playing golf, I like to look the part,” Jackson said. “I like to wear good tartan, or maybe a bright pink or yellow ’cause it helps people find me when I’m lost in the rough.” last_img read more

It’s official! Mayawati is on Twitter

first_imgAfter rejecting it for long, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati finally has an official presence on social media. Ms. Mayawati will be tweeting under the handle @SushriMayawati, the party announced on Wednesday. As per a statement issued by the party in Lucknow on Wednesday, Ms. Mayawati decided to join the social media platform “for speedy interaction with media and masses besides expressing her views of national and political importance through Twitter.”Ms. Mayawati’s entry into social media also assumes significance ahead of the 2019 General Elections, in which her party and the Samajwadi Party are forged an alliance. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has been active on social media for the past few years and commands an impressive 8.9 million followers on Twitter as of Wednesday.Though @SushriMayawati handle was registered in Twitter in October 2018, the party made the official announcement only on Wednesday. On January 22, a tweet from the verified handle said it will be Ms. Mayawati’s official one for “all my future interactions, comments and updates.”Hello brothers and sisters. With due respect let me introduce myself to the Twitter family. This is my opening and inauguration. @sushrimayawati is my official Twitter handle for all my future interactions, comments and updates. With warm regards. Thank you.— Mayawati (@SushriMayawati) January 22, 2019  The BSP chief’s new openness to social media is in sharp contrast to her earlier position in which she dismissed the medium as being irrelevant to her cause. Last year, Ms. Mayawati even distanced herself from some accounts that were running in the name of the BSP informally, clarifying the party has no official website, Facebook or Twitter accounts. Any such pages, accounts or sites running in the name of the BSP are “unauthorized and fake,” Ms. Mayawati had said.Earlier in August 2017, just before the Opposition rally in Patna, Ms. Mayawati reacted dismissively after an online poster showed her in the same frame as other Opposition leaders — Akhilesh Yadav, Tejaswi Yadav, Lalu Prasad, Sharad Yadav, Mamata Banerjee and Sonia Gandhi.After the poster was widely circulated and discussed on social media, Ms. Mayawati issued a clarification condemning the content of the poster as “false propaganda and wrong.” She also stressed that the BSP “does not have any official Twitter account.”The four-time former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had then argued that the BSP regularly issued press notes in Hindi to express its viewpoints in detail for the benefit of media as well as common people. “Twitter does not allow this facility,” she had said. Ironically, all her tweets so far from her newly-made official Twitter handle, including the introductory note, have been in English.While the BSP does not have a formal social media policy, during the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the party was uncharacteristically active on the platform. Guided by Paresh Mishra, son-in-law of its general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, and other Dalit and Ambedkarite volunteers the party ran various Twitter handles, Facebook pages and WhatsApp groups.last_img read more

Spurs earn largest win of the season, clobber Clippers

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat (13) battles San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and guard Bryn Forbes (11) for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs appropriately returned to their defensive principles on an evening when San Antonio was celebrating “Throwback Night.”LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and the Spurs won their fourth straight, topping the Los Angeles Clippers 125-87 on Thursday for their largest win of the season.ADVERTISEMENT James Harden’s 50-point triple-double propels Rockets over Lakers LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño A franchise that won five championships behind a dominant defense under Gregg Popovich has been troubled by an inability to stop people this season. Two weeks ago, the Spurs lost by 30 points in three games after the franchise suffered only five such losses in Popovich’s first 1,758 games.San Antonio has since staged a revival, holding an opponent under 100 points for the third straight game while winning the first four games of a six-game homestand. With fans celebrating in giveaway T-shirts featuring the team’s Fiesta colors, the Spurs feel like they have finally turned the corner defensively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“Yeah, but we’re still going to continue to get better defensively,” DeMar DeRozan said. “Talking, communication, but for the most part we’re just going out there having fun, playing with a lot of confidence.”Rudy Gay had 21 points and DeRozan added 14 as San Antonio handed Los Angeles its worst loss of the season. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion San Antonio held Los Angeles to 20 points in the third quarter, extending its lead to 24 points and enabling Popovich to rest his starters in the fourth.“In any stat, in any part of the floor, they were just better than us tonight,” Gallinari said.TIP-INSClippers: Harris was cut across the bridge of his nose when DeRozan swiped down in an attempt to strip the Clippers forward of the ball. Harris had to have a bandage placed on his nose before re-entering. … Former Spurs center Boban Marjanovic received a huge ovation when he entered the game in the fourth quarter. . Williams missed his second straight game after injuring his left hamstring Dec. 10 against Phoenix. Williams is expected to miss two weeks. … Mbah a Moute has sat out 24 straight games with a sore left knee.Spurs: San Antonio forward Davis Bertans returned after missing two games following the birth of his first child. Bertans had five points and four rebounds in 17 minutes. … The Spurs’ 38 points in the first quarter were two shy of their season high, which they set Oct. 22 against the Lakers. … Bryn Forbes joined Danny Green and Gary Neal as the only Spurs players to score 1,000 points and make 150 3-pointers in their first 150 games with the team. Forbes finished with 10 points and was 2 for 7 on 3-pointers.INSPIRINGRivers still has fond memories of his two seasons playing for the Spurs from 1994-96, even if it meant he had to give up his Sundays.“Playing here with David (Robinson) and Avery (Johnson), I mean, my goodness they inspired you to do a lot of things, even go to church,” Rivers said, laughing. “That was a tough one. My Sundays were off, but I did (go).”WHAT IS THAT?Aldridge isn’t sure what to make of Marco Belinelli’s fondness for taking off-balance shots rather than squaring up for a basket. “You’re going to get some that look great and you’re going to get some that look like, ‘Oh Lord.’ You’ve just got to deal with it,” Aldridge said.UP NEXTClippers: At Oklahoma City on Saturday night.Spurs: Host Chicago on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re just playing basketball, making it easy on ourselves,” Gay said. “We’re moving the ball, helping each other on defense. That’s what makes it fun, just playing the right way and being good teammates to each other.”Tobias Harris scored 17 points for the Clippers and Danilo Gallinari and Avery Bradley added 15 apiece. Los Angeles has lost two straight and four of five.The Spurs shot 59 percent from the field and had a 14-2 advantage on fast-break points. San Antonio shot 63 percent in the first quarter in taking a 38-27 lead that swelled as the game progressed.Playing their third game in four nights and without Lou Williams and Luc Mbah a Moute, the Clippers’ only lead came in the opening 2 1/2 minutes of the game.“I turned to one of the coaches and said, ‘Even if we’re making shots, we lose tonight because they’re just shooting the ball so well,’ ” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I didn’t think we were into them enough. I thought they were very comfortable.”ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Rob Lowe Is Bottling the Secret to His Ageless Face

first_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Time marches on but Rob Lowe’s face does not. IMDB claims this man is 51, which we find impossible to accept. How does something like this happen, you ask? No, he hasn’t made a pact with the devil or discovered Ponce de Leon’s life giving fountain in northern Florida. Rather Lowe’s been acting as a human guinea pig in the name of his side hustle—skincare. And apparently it’s working for him (I mean, just look at him!). After six years of putting himself out there as a test subject, he’s ready to unveil his magical tonics to the world. Lowe’s brand, called Profile, is a five-piece skincare range that aims to take the guesswork out of saving face while offering noticeable results (but no money-back guarantees that you’ll look as good as him). He sat down with us to reveal the impetus behind this labor of love, how creating skincare is like building a house, and which one of his character would marinate in the stuff. What made you decide to create a grooming line?Well, you know I created it from the ground up. It’s been six years of very hard work to get this day. It’s really exciting. I think that I’m like most guys in that I didn’t think about skincare or sunscreen or moisturizers or any of it but because of my job, I had people who did. And since the time I was 15, they have been doing that for me. And so I got to a certain point in my life where I started to see the results in my skin and the results in others that did not. I wanted to create something so all men could reap the benefits of what I have had…What you have had forced upon you?Exactly. I couldn’t have said it better myself. It’s years and years and years of working with the best and the brightest who have been making me look my best. And then distilling it into what’s absolutely essential, what’s really, really easy, not fussy, and offers the most bang for your buck.Did you consult any of your regular groomers when you were formulating the line?Part of the six years process was about finding the right partners, the labs, the people in the industry. I surrounded myself with people who knew how to practically get me what I wanted. The other side of it is my wife, before she went on to four other careers, she was the leading makeup artist for men in Hollywood. She worked with guys like Al Pacino, Harrison Ford, me, Kiefer Sutherland. So a lot of stuff I learned about grooming, I learned from her.Was she also forcing it on you?Oh yeah. Oh my gosh. And eventually I learned. And now I’m at a point where men go, “Dude, what’s happening with you?” Guys on the street literally will stop me and ask me, “What is your regimen?” And what I realized is that I do have one. And I’ve had it for years. It was this. It was various versions of this [gestures towards the products]. Before that it was whatever the makeup artist would use so it was a woman’s version of an under-eye product. And they didn’t care how much it cost or where they get it or how long it takes to put on. I care about all of that. And so that’s why I had to create my own line.What were your top priorities when it came to the brand?Results, ease, and lack of hassle. So what we have are a cleanser, you have to clean your face. What do you want from your cleanser? I’m very particular about it. I don’t want to smell like a fragrance factory. I want it to have the right amount of suds. I want it to be gentle enough and designed for my face but in a pinch, if I want to use it on my body, I can.Most men don’t get enough sleep. The statistics are crazy depressing on that. And we know the eyes are the first place that shows evidence of that. So our Revive under eye treatment is our secret weapon. It has a rollerball. This is something that guys can throw in their pocket. I keep one in my pocket. Women have all these fun things. They have lipstick. They’re like, “I’m just going to put on this lipstick.” And guys have nothing so my thing is that you’re coming to final approach to JFK, I go into the bathroom and just womp womp [this is the sound of using eye serum] apply this eye product. You come home from work and have a date, and womp womp [another eye serum application], so this makes a difference.There is a consistent anti-aging component in everything we do. It was important that this was built for men, not a repackaged version of what’s for women. Men’s skin is different—it’s 30% thicker, the pores are bigger, we start losing our collagen at 20. We have that in the chemistry of the line. You’re never too young to pay attention to that. And I wanted it to be non-toxic, so it’s toxic free certified. I didn’t want any added water. My thing is if it’s going into the product, it’s going in for a reason. And there really isn’t anything like it. And that’s the cool thing about getting to build something like this yourself.Where did you come up with the name?My movie and TV development company is called Low Profile so I just shortened it. And it had the added value of one of the most distinguished views of a man’s face.Will you be adding to the line?We developed products that aren’t out because I wanted to be very disciplined when I say to men, if you trust me on aesthetics and staying youthful looking, this is what is the necessary. And we will be introducing fragrances. That was the most fun. We worked with Dron, the lab down the street [from the interview location in New York City’s West Village]. There’s a long storied history of celebrities being affiliated with fragrances. But I’m actually creating this fragrance, not just attaching my name to it.What took the longest to get right?I wanted to get the right sunscreen moisturizer so we will have one. It’s really hard to do. There’s a reason why there isn’t a great one out there. It’s really important. We have one but it’s taking forever because it has to be right. It’s important because I’m outdoorsy. I’m outside all the time so it’s a big deal for me. Getting the scent right on the cleanser took forever. I think like most guys, if I want to have a scent on me, I want it to be my choice. I felt there was a need for what a regular guy wants. They want a fragrance in certain things, and not in others.And what went into the packaging design?The design of the packaging took almost as long as creating the compounds. Getting the midnight blue exactly right. These airless pumps create their own issues with the fill and time frames. I was really specific. I have a strong point of view on aesthetics. I hate those pumps on Cetaphil. This is the difference between a spec house and a house you built. If you want this, then you don’t get this. If you get this, then you have to have this. If you have to have this, then you’re going to need this. It never ends.It’s like your baby.I birthed this. And that’s another part of it. Why you? Why now? Why this? Part of this stems from having my own sons. They’re young men. One’s at Duke and one’s at Stanford. So they’re at that moment, when they’re really in the thick of trying to figure out their own male aesthetic and what that is for them. They’re trying to figure out what they want and what they need. So mentoring them as a dad would (is something missing here?). It’s made me think about this as well.Are they using the products?Yes.Voluntarily?Well, you can never tell. [laughs]Of all the characters you’ve played, which one would be most into this line? Chris Traeger from Parks and Recs for sure. He would have loved this. He would have bathed in this. Chris Traeger thinks he’s going to live to be 150 years old. He’d look good if he used this.Final thoughts about Profile?It’s a labor of love but at the end of the day, the line totally speaks for itself. So many great people have been involved in its creation. I killed everything that was difficult or fussy. It’s no different really than writing my two books. You ask, ‘are people going to like it, are people going to use it.’ I built what was of interest to me and then sent it out into the world in the hope that people feel the same. Editors’ Recommendations NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in Americalast_img read more