BEIJING, China:Usain Bolt will get the defence of his 200m title under way at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, this morning at 6:44 a.m. as he looks to continue piling on the gold medals inside the Bird’s Nest.Bolt, who on Sunday held on to his 100m crown after a close final, which he won in 9.79 seconds ahead of arch-rival Justin Gatlin, 9.80, and youngsters AndrÈ De Grasse and Trayvon Bromell, who shared the bronze after both clocked 9.92, will line up in the third of seven heats.He has been drawn in lane four and is not expected to meet much resistance from a field that barely has a recognisable name.The Jamaican, who holds the World and Olympic titles, as well as the World record in both sprints, is yet to really spark in a 200m after a season of setbacks and concerns over his fitness, with times of 20.29, 20.20 and 20.13 in his three half-lap assignments to date.early testNational champion Nickel Ashmeade will be looking to make amends after failing to make the 100m final, when he lines up in heat number four. Ashmeade, who has gone 20.18 in the event this year, is expected to follow world leader Justin Gatlin (19.57) to the line in this one.Warren Weir, the Olympic bronze and World Championships silver-medal winner, lines up in lane eight in heat number six, where the United states’ Wallace Spearmon will give his readiness a good early test.Julian Forte and Jamaica-based Brit Zharnel Hughes go head to head in heat number five.The men’s 200m heats start at 6:30 a.m.- A.L.
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St Elizabeth Technical High’s (STETHS) boys and the girls from defending inter-secondary champions Edwin Allen High were the outstanding performers at yesterday’s Central Hurdles and Relay meet at G.C. Foster College yesterday. World Youth representative Jauavney James stood out for the school from Santa Cruz as twice he anchored his team to victories in the 4×400 and 4×800 metres and also ran on well for a victory in the boys’ open 400 metres hurdles. James showed his class early in the morning as he came from second spot on the final exchange of the 4x800m to pilot his team to a win in 7:46.26. He then returned 50 minutes later to beat his rivals in the 400m hurdles in 53.53 seconds and closed off with another fine leg to anchor his team to victory in the 4x400m in 3:14.69. Edwin Allen girls showed that they will be hard to be dethrone at this year’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. The Michael Dyke-coached team produced several good all-round performances. Edwin Allen won the Class Four 4x100m in a record 48.51, the Class Three sprint relay in 46.78, the 4x800m in 9:01.69, and closed the day with a big win in the 4x400m in 3:45.41. Shannon Kallawan was impressive in winning the girls open 400m hurdles in 59.24 seconds ahead of Vere Technical’s Sanique Walker in 59.72 with Holmwood Technical’s Nicolee Foster taking third in 59.74. The evergreen Kim Collins of St Kitts warmed up for the World Indoor Championships, winning the men’s 60m in 6.53 seconds, getting the better of G.C. Foster College’s Oshane Bailey, 6.65. Third went to University of Technology’s (UTech) Kwesi McFarlane, who clocked 6.77. Gayon Evans of G.C. Foster College took the women’s 60m in 7.19 seconds as teammate Audra Segree was second in 7.23, with third going to Shimarya Williams of UTech in 7.34. 400m HURDLES
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): South Africa’s super star AB deVilliers is set for his first stint in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after signing to play for Barbados Tridents, officials announced yesterday. The South African Test and ODI captain says he is excited about the prospects of playing in the CPL expected to take place in July. The announcement comes days after Barbados Tridents was purchased for a reported franchise fee of US$2 million by Dr Vijay Mallya, owner of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Indian Premier League which de Villiers plays for. “Barbados is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and I am honoured to have been invited to join the Tridents,” said de Villiers. “The CPL has been growing each year, and I’m pleased that this year the league fits so neatly within the Proteas’ international schedule”. De Villiers’ participation in CPL 2016 is not expected to clash with any of South Africa’s international fixtures. The CPL is expected to be played during dates to be announced in July soon after South Africa’s campaign in a tri-series in the West Indies in June, where Australia are the third team. “I’ve had a careful look at my schedule and am looking forward to the next few months. For players in my position, it is important to find a balance between playing international cricket and participating in the various T20 leagues around the world,” said de Villiers. “I remain absolutely committed to international cricket but, this year, it just so happens I can play in the CPL as well; in contrast, for example, I have declined offers to play in the Big Bash League in Australia because it clashes with our home series against Sri Lanka.”
The annual Burger King-sponsored road race series will get under way on Sunday, November 6 with the staging of the Burger King ‘Run Di Road’ 10K at the Portmore Mall starting at 6:30 a.m. A 4×1500-metre relay for students will coincide with the 10K event and for this year’s staging entries here will be opened to tertiary institutions for the first time. Race director Alfred ‘Franno’ Francis is very excited about the addition of the tertiary students. “We have been overwhelmed with the entries in the relays, and with the fierce competition now among the collegiate teams their presence will surely add a lot of flavour to the meet as students after leaving high schools are now now adapting well in the senior programme and we do not want to leave them out,” Francis said recently. According to Francis, competing in the relays will help those athletes in the sprints with good background work in preparation for their events. He also stated that one of the aims of the Burger King 10K is to develop and promote long-distance running in Jamaica and prepare athletes to compete in the annual Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K event scheduled to be held in Negril on Saturday, December 3.
In a column written almost eight years ago, Gleaner contributor Gordon Robinson wrote that Jamaica’s 1998 qualification for the World Cup in France would have been impossible had not one Lloyd Lindbergh ‘Lindy’ Delapenha kicked down the door to the English leagues in the 1940s for Deon Burton and others to get an easy access decades later.Robinson in his article, said Delapenha, born May 25, 1927, on the corner of North and Church streets, Kingston, was “congenitally mischievous and averse to academics” in his early days.He started high school at Wolmer’s Boys’, but was eventually sent to boarding school at Munro College. At Munro, Delapenha became one of the school’s best ever sportsmen, representing them in football, cricket, track (participating in 16 events at one Boys’ Champs), tennis, hockey, boxing and gymnastics.ENGLISH FOOTBALLAfter leaving Munro, Delapenha went to England in 1945 and joined the British army and was stationed in Egypt. While playing football for the army, Delapenha was spotted by an English scout, who took him to Portsmouth in April 1948 and became the first Jamaican to play professional football in England. Robinson wrote that he was “the first Jamaican through that door and he oiled it properly for future users.”Delapenha won the Division One championship with Portsmouth in 1948 before leaving for Middlesbrough in 1950. At that club, now in the English Premier League, Delapenha, playing as an ‘inside forward’ and as a winger, was Boro’s leading scorer (1951-52, 1953-54 and 1955-56).He slammed in 93 league/FA Cup goals in 270 appearances for the club and, according to Robinson, was kept out of the England side “only by the legendary Sir Stanley Matthews who, like Delapenha, was a winger.”He moved to Mansfield Town in June 1958, contributing 27 goals in 115 appearances over two years, before retiring from league football in 1960.After three years of non-league football, initially with Hereford United, he moved back to Jamaica.After returning to Jamaica in early 1965, Lindy not only played Sugar Estate cricket, but represented Boys’ Town at football, taking the club from Division Three to Division One, before moving to Liguanea/Mona.Shortly after, he became director of sports at JBC (radio and TV) and was instrumental in bringing English Division One football and horse racing, among other things, to television in the 1960s and 1970s. He stayed there for 30 years.Professional football careern 1948-50: Portsmouthn 1950-58: Middlesbroughn 1958-60: Mansfield Townn 1960: Hereford Unitedn 1964: Burton Albion
LATEST STORIES View comments Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “Yes, more or less,” Reyes said late Tuesday night after team dinner where his squad watched Chinese Taipei A upset Canada, 89-86, which put Gilas back in the title hunt here.He was asked if he already has an idea on who to bring to Beirut in Lebanon for the August 8-20 showcase where the Philippines will be grouped with China, Qatar and Iraq in the classification phase.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’“But it would not be right to announce it now, with this (Jones Cup) tournament going on,” he said. Gilas planes back home in the early afternoon of July 24.Reyes had submitted a 24-man pool for the Fiba Asia that includes naturalized player Andray Blatche, and if the names playing in the Southeast Asian Games are put into consideration, most of those going to Beirut will come from the list of PBA veterans. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas had named Baser Amer, Mike Tolomia, Vin Pessumal, Kevin Ferrer, Carl Cruz, Almond Vosotros and Troy Rosario together with amateurs Bobby Ray Parks, Kobe Paras, Raymar Jose and Kiefer Ravena.Energetic Fil-German Christian Standhardinger will be the 12th man for the team seeking to defend the gold medal in Kuala Lumpur.June Mar Fajardo, Terrence Romeo, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Raymond Almazan, Jason Castro, Kevin Alas, Norbert Torres, Gabe Norwood, RR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, Mac Belo, Matthew Wright and Calvin Abueva are then left, and Reyes would just have to drop three names from there.Blatche has been the Philippines’ naturalized player since the World Cup in Seville, Spain, in 2014 and in case his camp doesn’t come to terms with the SBP this time, Reyes made it clear that the replacement would be Standhardinger.Born to a Filipino mother, Standhardinger will not be eligible to play for the Philippines in Fiba-run events as a natural born Filipino because he failed to obtain a Philippine passport before he turned 16.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netTAIPEI – Chot Reyes will wait until the literal final hours of the July 25 deadline before submitting his “Fighting 12” for the Fiba Asia Championship for fear of disrupting what little chemistry this Gilas Pilipinas team playing in the Jones Cup has achieved.But, by using the simple process of elimination, basketball fans back home could figure out, more or less, the composition of the team that will try to win the Asian title for the first time since 1973.ADVERTISEMENT LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade MOST READ Johnson dazzled by Ball magic for Lakers 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation
UFC: Jones buries hatchet with rival Cormier, extends hand of friendship MOST READ Salado paced the Chiefs with 24 points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals, but his efforts weren’t enough as his side succumbed to their third straight loss and fell to 2-4.Allen Enriquez got 17 markers and seven boards, while Rence Alcoriza had 12 in the loss.The Scores:EAC 85 – Onwubere 17, Bautista 14, Garcia 13, Munsayac 11, Laminou 8, Diego 6, Guzman 6, Pascua 5, Corilla 3, Neri 2, Tampoc 0, J. Mendoza 0, I. Mendoza 0.ARELLANO 79 – Salado 24, Enriquez 17, Alcoriza 12, Flores 7, Dela Cruz 5, Meca 3, Villoria 3, Nicholls 3, Concepcion 3, Cañete 2, Abanes 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0.ADVERTISEMENT “That’s what we are actually preparing for, to get consecutive wins. It’s something that we’re unable to do in the NCAA and we prepared hard to get that. We’re thankful enough to finally get it,” said coach Ariel Sison whose team rose to 3-2.Juju Bautista racked up 14 markers, four boards, three dimes, and two rejections before fouling out at the 2:42 mark of the fourth quarter, while Jerome Garcia shot 3-of-8 from threes to nab 13 points.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’EAC took hold of an 11-point lead, 79-68, with an Onwubere trey with 3:23 remaining, but Kent Salado kept the Chiefs in the game, slicing the lead to as low as two, 81-79, after a pair of Lervin Flores freebies with 49.2 ticks left.Onwubere kept the door wide open for Arellano after he split his freebies, but the Generals trapped Kent Salado to a corner and forced him to commit a turnover, which led to two freethrows from Raymund Pascua with 16.4 to go. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Quarters: 22-20, 43-43, 67-59, 85-79. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sidney Onwubere. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College held off Arellano, 85-79 to claim solo third place in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Despite losing Hamadou Laminou to a knee injury late in the first quarter, Sidney Onwubere led the Generals with 17 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks for their back-to-back wins.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Teen gunned down in Masbate
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Despite having limited time of preparation, Gilas Pilipinas is even prepared for the worst heading into its Fiba World Cup qualifying duels against Japan and Chinese Taipei beginning Nov. 24.National team head coach Chot Reyes said the Philippines will be ready to play even in the possibility of naturalized player Andray Blatche not being able to suit up.ADVERTISEMENT But until Blatche, who signed a reported three-year $7.5 million deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association in 2015, actually shows up, Reyes isn’t leaving anything to chance.“So that’s why we scheduled two practices tomorrow (Sunday) to get him up to speed right away. so hopefully, like I said, that’s one of the main reasons why we’re not releasing the final lineup, unless Andray is actually here then we cannot make any final pronouncements.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Two Filipino bets complete ONE: Immortal Pursuit in Singapore LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “We have an understanding in this team and you can ask any player here, that while it’s good to have a naturalized player, we have to prepare as if we don’t have a naturalized player,” Reyes told reporters Saturday during Gilas’ sendoff at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pasig.“So if we have to go to the games against Japan and Taiwan all-Filipino with just the gentlemen here in this room then, so be it and we are prepared to do so.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneGilas head coach Chot Reyes. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Smart SportsBlatche has yet to rejoin Gilas since leading the team in the 2017 Seaba Championship last May.“He was originally scheduled to arrive on the 12th or 13th, but at the last minute, his Chinese ball club didn’t allow and asked him to play their last two games last Wednesday and last night,” said Reyes. “So he’s just going to come over here late tonight.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in front of Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — With all the excitement about the Oklahoma City Thunder’s new Big Three this season, Steven Adams had become a bit of an afterthought.Not anymore. The 7-foot center had 20 points and nine rebounds to support Russell Westbrook’s triple-double, and the Thunder defeated the Utah Jazz 100-94 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT The Thunder have won three straight, and Adams’ offensive play has been critical. During the streak, he has averaged 22 points and 8.3 rebounds and made 28 of 34 shots from the field.“That’s good, mate,” the New Zealander said. “Good stuff.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe two new stars did their parts, too — Paul George scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Carmelo Anthony added 14 points and eight rebounds. They also opened things up for Adams, and now, teams have been forced to decide whether to focus on Adams or on George and Anthony, two of the league’s most capable scorers.“The reason why Steven is doing what he’s going is because of Carmelo Anthony and Paul George,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “When we’re patient on offense, Steven’s going to get those opportunities. Steven’s not doing really anything different from maybe he’s done in the past.” Oklahoma City cut the deficit to six points early in the final period before Westbrook re-entered the game after a brief rest. The Thunder finally took the lead on a layup by Westbrook with about four minutes remaining.Adams didn’t put up big numbers late in the game, but he made a critical tip-in with 43.2 seconds left to put the Thunder up five.Oklahoma City’s defense — statistically one of the league’s best — tightened up late in the game. Utah shot 30 percent in the fourth quarter.“(Andre) Roberson’s one of the best defenders in the league, Paul George is one of the best defenders in the league. Russell Westbrook turned it up defensively, and that’s tough,” Snyder said.The Thunder now have won three straight close games after making a habit of losing them.“We stayed with it,” Westbrook said. “Teams are going to make runs. It’s about what you do when you get hit in the mouth. We learned our lesson, and we know that we have to continue to fight, and we did that tonight.”TIP-INSJazz: Starters shot 13 for 25 in the first half, but reserves went 3 for 14. … Shot 60 percent in the third quarter. … Were outrebounded 46-35.Thunder: Westbrook and Anthony combined to make just 3 of 13 shots in the first half. … Made 1 of 9 3-pointers in the first half and 4 of 18 overall. … Made 12 of 21 shots in the fourth quarter. … Westbrook was issued a technical foul in the third quarter.STAT LINESGeorge and Anthony combined to score 19 of their 35 points in the fourth quarter. Westbrook had six points, five rebounds and four assists in the final period.HE SAID ITDonovan, on how the Thunder played in the first half: “We played hurried, we played rushed, we played like we were down by 20 points with five minutes to go in the game. That’s the way we played the first half. Without question, from start to finish, I thought our defense gave us a chance tonight. We were very lucky in my opinion to only be down eight at the half. We could’ve been down drastically more.”UP NEXT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Oklahoma City outscored the Jazz 32-14 in the fourth quarter to complete a rally from 17 points down in the third.Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points and Joe Ingles added 16 for the Jazz, who had won six straight and scored at least 106 points in each game.The Jazz led 47-39 at halftime, and they opened things up even more early in the third quarter. A driving layup by Alec Burks put the Jazz up 72-55 as the Thunder continued to misfire on open shots.Westbrook closed out the third quarter strong and helped the Thunder cut Utah’s lead to 80-68 by the end of the period. He scored 11 points in the quarter.“Russell Westbrook, the MVP of the league, got going,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “I thought in the third quarter, he gave them a lot of energy and gave them points.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
Holiday’s first two free throws looked perfect. His last, for the win, rattled out.“It wasn’t meant to happen,” Holiday said. “I had the opportunity. I don’t miss free throws. Obviously after the game we can talk about things we did wrong, but when we get an opportunity like that, that’s what is on my mind right now.”After Holiday had swished the second free throw, Davis recalled, “I looked at DeMarcus and we both just shook our head with sad faces, like, ‘We had this one.’“And then he missed, and it was, ‘All right. Let’s go get it.’”Jerian Grant had 22 points and 13 assists, and Robin Lopez also scored 22 for the Bulls, who appeared well on their way to their fifth victory in six games when they opened the fourth quarter with a 23-5 run to take their largest lead at 104-86.“A lot of good things and obviously we had a chance to win it at the end,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “A lot of things we can learn as well and grow from.”TIP-INSBulls: Lauri Markkanen had 14 points and 17 rebounds. Zach LaVine had 19 points, Holiday 15 and Nikola Mirotic 14. … Came in having made at least 10 3s in 10 straight games and in 32 games total this season, but went 8 of 31 from deep in New Orleans. … Chicago shot 48.9 percent (45 of 92) overall.Pelicans: E’Twaun Moore scored 15 points, including a 3 in the second overtime to help the Pelicans win for the fifth time in six games. …. Often guarded by his brother, Jrue Holiday had one of his lowest recent scoring totals, with 12 points, after averaging 25.6 points in his previous five games. … Miller scored 10 points. … Won despite shooting only 41.6 percent (47 of 113).STUNNING FINISHChicago still led by 17 when Bobby Portis hit a pair of free throws with 5:06 left in the fourth quarter, but New Orleans tied it at 110 on Jrue Holiday’s 3 with 46 seconds left. Davis gave New Orleans its first lead of the fourth quarter with an alley-oop dunk of Jrue Holiday’s lob. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “My strength coach had the nerve to ask me, do I want to lift after this game? I almost lost it. If I had some energy, we would have fought,” Cousins said. “I’m just glad it’s over. Seriously. I think (the Bulls) feel the same way, too.”In between several moments of brilliance in the second overtime, Cousins’ body language suggested he could barely stand. His feet hardly left the floor on a 3-pointer that rolled around the rim and in. He also managed to hit a turnaround jumper and calmly made two free throws to ice the game with eight seconds left.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 folkDavis, who fouled out in the first overtime, called Cousins’ performance “legendary,” adding that his fellow big man — more than anyone — earned the day off from practice the Pelicans were given on Tuesday.When the game was finally over, an excited Davis jumped on Cousins and wrapped his arms around his neck. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Mertens reaches semifinals on debut at Australian Open LATEST STORIES New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) goes to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Pelicans won in double overtime, 132-128. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — DeMarcus Cousins considered the most impressive statistical night of his career and only half-jokingly asserted that he was most proud of the stamina he needed to log a career high of more than 51 minutes on the court.Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 34, and the All-Star pair led a 17-point New Orleans comeback in the final five minutes of regulation before the Pelicans pulled out a 132-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls in double overtime Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT “He played his heart out,” Davis said.Cousins became the first NBA player since Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1972 to have as many as 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Few others have done it.Cousins’ assists included alley-oop lobs to Davis and a couple of long passes to him for breakaway baskets.“You dream about moments like that as a kid — a game coming down to the line and just making big plays down the stretch,” Cousins said. “I think we just willed our way through this game.”And yet Cousins’ heroics nearly never happened. Even after the Pelicans’ stunning 23-4 run in the last five minutes of regulation gave them a 114-112 lead on Davis’ free throws with 3.2 seconds left, Chicago’s Justin Holiday was fouled by Darius Miller attempting a 3-pointer in the final second of the period.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Markkanen tied it with a driving layup before Davis and Justin Holiday each hit two free throws in the final seconds.New Orleans had a chance to win at the end of the first overtime, but Ian Clark’s 3-point attempt was short and Jrue Holiday’s rushed putback also rattled out.UP NEXTBulls: Visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.Pelicans: Visit the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday._Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 View comments