Kuzma was unstoppable in the first half, making all nine of his shots, including six 3-pointers. He cooled a bit after the break and finished 12 of 17 overall and 7 of 10 from deep.The Lakers led 100-92 after a 3-pointer by Josh Hart with about nine minutes to go, but the Rockets scored the next eight points. Trevor Ariza led the way in that span, making five points and blocking a shot by Brandon Ingram.The Rockets opened the third with a 6-1 run for their first lead of the game, 65-64, with about 9 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.Los Angeles had a five-point lead after a three-point play by Kuzma midway through the quarter. The Rockets then used a 10-2 run, with five points each from Gordon and Harden, to go up 78-75 with about five minutes left in the third.The Lakers got going again after that, using a 10-3 run highlighted by 3s from Kuzma and Ball to regain the lead, 85-81.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. (7) reaches for a rebound between Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) and guard Chris Paul (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game. APHOUSTON — Rookie Kyle Kuzma set career highs with 38 points and seven 3-pointers, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame 51 points from James Harden to end the Houston Rockets’ 14-game winning streak with a 122-116 victory Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).It was Houston’s first loss since Nov. 14 and snapped a three-game skid for the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Paul tied it on a 3-pointer later in the third, but Brewer made the last five points of the period to put the Lakers up 94-89 entering the fourth.The Lakers led by 22 points during the first half, but Houston used a 12-2 run midway through the second to cut the deficit and a 7-2 spurt to end that quarter to get within 63-59 at halftime.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The game was tied before Los Angeles scored 10 straight points — while Houston missed seven shots in a row — to go up 110-100 with about four minutes left.Houston ended an almost four-minute scoring drought when Harden made a free throw, and he added three more after being fouled on a 3-point attempt a few seconds later to cut it to 110-104. But former Rocket Corey Brewer made a 3-pointer before Lonzo Ball hit two free throws to make it 115-104.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHarden powered Houston on a night when Chris Paul had just eight points before leaving early in the fourth quarter with a sore left leg.The Rockets made seven free throws down the stretch but hit just four field goals in the last eight minutes — all in the final 1:05. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The cold returns for Winter Games in mountainous Pyeongchang Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson
0Shares0000Sports CS Hassan Wario makes submissions to a Parliamentary Committee during hearings over the Rio FIASCO in 2016. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya Oct 5 – The Ministry of Sports is set to lose close to Sh3bn of the Sh4.2bn set aside in the Supplementary Budget following the failed bid to host next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN).This is after Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario told a Parliamentary Committee scrutinizing the Supplementary Estimates that Ministry will no longer undertake the refurbishment worth Sh873 million of the Machakos Stadium due to a contractual dispute between the ministry and County Government of Machakos. “The contract for Machakos is on hold, because when we advertised for the main Machakos Stadium and there was a contractor who was engaged to undertake the work there but later the Governor of Machakos changed the venue so we said the contract was signed for a certain venue once you change it the contract changes,” Wario told the Parliamentary Committee.MPs led by the chairman Joseph Limo (Kipkelion East) and Kimani Ichungwah (Kikuyu) indicated that they will also recommend for the reallocation of Sh603mn meant for soft grass services as well as Sh1.6bn for access control and lighting.However, the Moi International Sports Complex (Sh300 million), Nyayo National Stadium (Sh703 million), Eldoret Kipchoge Kieno Stadium (Sh630 million) and Meru Kinoru Stadium (Sh869 million) will retain the respective allocations because of ongoing works which are nearing completion.Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich had on Monday voiced his objection to the legislators plot to reallocated the funds citing contracts for the construction of the stadia had been signed.But MPs led by Qalicha Wario (Moyale) wanted the money reallocated to other items as Treasury struggles to raise cash following a slowdown on the economy, prompting budget cuts including Sh30 billion of development spending.Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua is accompanied by Sports Kenya Chairman Fred Muteti (left) and CHAN Local Organizing Committee members during a tour of the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/CourtesyThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) on September 23 stripped Kenya of the right to host the 2018 CHAN because of delays in preparations.But the Ministry of Sports and the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Chairman Nick Mwendwa blamed the political events for Kenya’s failure to host the event.The tourney which is open for players who play in their respective local leagues is ranked second in the continent for national teams in Africa behind the African Cup of Nations.Limo told off Wario after he requested the Committee to allocate his Ministry Sh500 million for international competitions such as the Commonwealth Games, Olympics and anything that involves any of the national teams going out the country.The CS also demanded for Sh647 million to be allocated to the cash award scheme.“Cash awards are mandatory because every time we out athletes win gold, silver or bronze we have to give them money according to that. So if it is gold you get Sh1 million, if is silver you get Sh750,000 and then 500,000 for bronze and that must be paid especially next year when we have Commonwealth competitions, athletes expect us to pay them,” he said.The Committee Chairman and MPs asked Wario why he chose to prosecute the request before them and not before the Cabinet where the estimates initially originated from.“CS you know you are part of the Cabinet and you are among the members of the Cabinet who sat down and approved that we need to do the following which was verily approved by Cabinet. What we need from you is for you to show us which areas cannot wait for Supplementary Estimates 2 (slated for January) or the next financial year, so that it will help us in term of prioritisation,” Limo said as he guided the CS and his team.The CS and Kimani (Kikuyu MP) later had an altercation after the latter described the minister and his officers as ‘uninnovative’ because they had failed to take advantage of the corporates to sponsor some of key bodies which were formed as a result of the coming into place of the Sports Act as the Kenya Academy for Sports, Sports Kenya and National Sports Fund but have not been fully operationalised due to lack of funds from the Exchequer.“You are talking to us about a Bill on betting – which your ministry did not have an input in – it will be effective in January next year.”“But in your own innovation what are you doing I was just wondering with all the corporates in this country. Where is the innovation and desire to go out to them, you tell us you need a Sh100 to make the Sports Academy operational, yet you have not approached the Safaricoms or the EABLs of this world you are just looking up to the Exchequer to fund everything in the Ministry,” said the Kikuyu MP.Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Arts Hassan Wario. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWario fired back stating that he had done a lot more at the Ministry than he is been credited for.“We are the most creative ministry you will find anywhere. When I come into office, it was me who brought Safaricom and they gave us Sh100 million and we started selling branding rights. Unfortunately branding rights in this country is still not that well developed we tried it Nyayo with Britam but it went overboard that it almost killed the identity of the facility; now we are re-thinking branding,” he said.The CS had spurred the confrontation after he requested Sh483 to finish the Kenya Sports Academy and unspecified funds to initiate the National Sports Lottery.“In the last Parliament there was debate on 35 percent taxation on betting and gambling organisations and that those proceeds should go to the National Sports Fund and from that basket then we can develop sports and sports infrastructure, we can support talent and so forth. Our request is if this is activated then we will be less of a burden to the budgetary allocation in this country. That money will take us to our desired vision and our plans,” Wario said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jakob Wilson from JCW Farms in Madison County took time to visit with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about this year’s early harvest, what caught his eye at Farm Science Review and how he is a Top 4 Finalist in the American Star Ag Placement category at The National FFA Convention later this year.