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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich applauds his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Spurs won 116-113. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Under coach Gregg Popovich, the San Antonio Spurs have been consistent winners. That includes when they go on the road — and anywhere they play the Minnesota Timberwolves.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Spurs held on to give Popovich another milestone victory in a 116-113 win against the Timberwolves on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments DeRozan began the day 20th in the league in points per game (21.7) and 13th in assists (6.4).TOWNS FOULSIt was the sixth time Towns has fouled out this season, and the second time against San Antonio. He entered tied for first in the NBA in fouls per game at 3.8“I’m going to save my money because whatever I say won’t change anything,” Towns said.UP NEXTSpurs: Return home against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Timberwolves: Host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Spurs responded with a 13-2 spurt of their own as Bertans hit a pair of 3-pointers.“We had a 10-point lead. We didn’t close out the show,” Towns said. “We didn’t do what we needed to do to come out with a win. That’s the disappointing thing about tonight. That’s our next step in maturation of our team.”The Wolves led 90-88 to start the fourth, but Bertans opened the quarter with another 3. San Antonio led by seven in the fourth, but Minnesota clawed back within one with 30.3 seconds left on Rose’s layup.Belinelli hit two free throws and Rose’s 3 at the buzzer was off the mark.TIP-INSSpurs: Popovich is third in NBA history with 1,224 wins overall. He passed Jerry Sloan for third place on Jan. 10. … San Antonio entered 4-17 this season when trailing after three quarters.Timberwolves: Tyus Jones missed the game with a left ankle sprain sustained Tuesday at Philadelphia. Robert Covington missed his eighth straight game with a right knee bone bruise. … Andrew Wiggins passed Sam Mitchell for second place on the franchise’s career scoring list. Wiggins has 7,174 points. Kevin Garnett is first with 19,201 points in a Wolves uniform. … After scoring his 10,000th career point on Tuesday, Rose got his 3,000th assist on Friday. … Minnesota announced that Jerry Sichting was hired as an assistant coach. It is Sichting’s third stint with the Wolves. He spent 10 years with the team from 1995-2005 and two seasons from 2007-09.ON THE MENDDeRozan said he expects to play Sunday “without a doubt” even though he’s “a little banged up.”“I pride myself in not missing a practice, not missing a game,” he said. “When you play a lot of minutes, a lot of things accumulate that you’ve got to deal with, so it was kind of good just to get a rest. Don’t play until Sunday, get some treatment. So, a couple days for me is going to be big.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Popovich earned his 520th career win on the road, tying Pat Riley for the most in NBA history.“We got through some stuff and it’s always good to win on the road,” Popovich said. “It’s always difficult to do, but when you do it feels pretty good.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe win also continued San Antonio’s mastery of Minnesota. The Spurs have won 16 of the past 18 games between the teams. San Antonio is 59-25 in the series since Popovich took over as coach for the 1996-97 season.Marco Belinelli added 19 points off the bench for San Antonio, which played without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan because of left ankle soreness. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Serena Williams into Australian 4th round with only 9 games dropped so far MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Coach Pop said don’t think about it and play basketball, and we’ve got to win the game no matter what,” forward Davis Bertans said.Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points for the Timberwolves but fouled out after only 21 minutes. Derrick Rose chipped in 23 points and Taj Gibson added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota.Another matchup between the familiar foes was tight throughout, with 27 lead changes and 17 ties. It also featured a heavy dose of fouls on both sides. The teams combined for 53 personal fouls and 67 free throws.“We’re a no-excuse team,” Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders said. “We made our own mistakes at times. We had opportunities to win. So, there’s nothing on the officials.”Towns picked up his fourth foul less than two minutes into the second half, and again went to the bench. Josh Okogie had six points and Jeff Teague added five as Minnesota used a 14-1 run to take a 77-67 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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New Delhi, June 1 (PTI) Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, president of Badminton Association of India has been nominated as the chairperson of the Asian Para-Badminton Committee. Dr. Sarma was inducted into the committee during the BWFs Annual General Meeting in Gold Coast, Australia on May 18th during the sidelines of the Sudirman Cup. The position was earlier held by former BAI chief Late Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta. Dr. Sarma, a sitting MLA from the Jalukbari constituency in Assam is also a cabinet minister handling portfolios of Finance, Health and Education in Assam will assume his duties with immediate effect and will serve as the chairperson of the commission for two year tenure. BAI aims to become one of the potent forces at the global para-badminton scene and the presidents selection to Asian Para-Badminton committee will only help in taking the endeavor further. With Para-Badminton to be included in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games for the first time, the development of Indian Para-Badminton is one of the key agenda for BAI and Dr. Sarmas appointment will play a huge role towards the realizing the goal. BAI will work in tandem with BWFs ideology of one sport ? one team philosophy and promote the Para Badminton not only in India but the whole world. “This is indeed a matter of great pride for BAI that Dr. Sarma has been elected as the president of the body. His selection shows how important India is considered in the global badminton circuit and only underlines BAIs commitment towards taking the sport to unprecedented heights,” Anup Narang, BAI Secretary General, said. “We are quite sure that Dr. Sarma will do great justice to his new role and will hit the ground running and will develop leaps and bounds in years to come,” Narang added. PTI ATK ATKadvertisement
Tajinderpal Singh Toor’s Asian Games 2018 gold medal in shot put was India’s first in athletics and the boy from Punjab achieved the same by smashing the Games Record and the National Record in his fifth attempt with a throw of 20.75.After the victory, Toor had dedicated the gold medal to his father, who he relieved had been battling with cancer for the past two years. He had said, “A lot of sacrifices have been made by my family and friends and all those have paid off today [August 25].”Toor wanted to meet his ailing father and fulfil his wish of holding the gold medal earned by his son for the country. However, in a heartbreaking turn of events, Toor’s father Karam Singh passed away right before his son would have made it to him.Toor reached the Delhi airport on Monday night and was on his way to the hotel when he received the sad news of his father’s demise.READ – Father battling cancer but my family allowed me to chase my dream: Tajinderpal SinghAfter winning the gold medal, Toor had said, “Now I will meet my dad but I will be there for only two days.” Unfortunately, he could not make it to his father in time.Toor was aware of his father’s ill health and was in a hurry to reach Moga, Punjab but the news reached him before that.Athletics Federation of India (AFI) took to Twitter to express their condolences to Toor and his family.advertisement”AFI is in deep shock.We received Tejinder Toor,our Asian Shot Put Champion Gold Medalist at the airport last night & as he was on his way to hotel, sad news of his father’s demise reached us. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Our heartfelt condolences to Tajinder & his family,” AFI said.AFI is in deep shock.We received Tejinder Toor,our Asian Shot Put Champion Gold Medalist at the airport last night & as he was on his way to hotel, sad news of his father’s demise reached us. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Our heartfelt condolences to Tajinder & his family. pic.twitter.com/ZmtAvrhh3rAthletics Federation of India (@afiindia) September 4, 2018Toor’s gold medal was the eigth for India in men’s shot put in the history of the Asian Games.Also read – Asian Games 2018: Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins gold in shot put with Games RecordThe 23-year-old is also Asia’s highest ranked shotputter and produced an inspired throw of 19.96 in his very first attempt and then followed it up with a throw of 19.15. He though failed in his third attempt but he was not done and had three throws left. He shot 19.96 in this fourth, and in his next broke the game and national record. He capped off a fine performance with another throw of 20.Yang Liu of China came second with a best throw of 19.52 (in his third attempt) and Ivan Ivanov of Kazakhstan finished in third with a best of 19.40.Toor had won silver at the Asian Championships held in Bhubaneswar back in 2017 and had finished eight in the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast in Australia.