In the afternoon match against Vanuatu, the PNG men bounced back from one set down to defeat their Melanesian brothers. The win maintains their standing as pool leader in their group.Kilarupa and Mea’s combined effort in the blocks, set and hitting department won them the match.Vanuatu won the first set 23-21, and PNG replied with 21-10 and 15-7 to win.While in the earlier encounter, PNG defeated Fiji men’s 2 sets to nil.
“It would have been better to have a couple more races prior to doing the 100m butterfly to allow me to get comfortable with the pre-race set-up and the racing environment, but unfortunately this wasn’t the case,” Pini said.“I’m grateful to my team PNG teammates who were able to come out and support me and also all the people in PNG that woke up to watch the race,” he added.Evaluating on his fourth Olympics, Pini said he felt proud to compete in his fourth Olympics comparing his first Olympic attendance in Athens.“With my first Olympics in 2004 in Athens, I was so excited to be at the Olympics that I remember taking photos with the Olympic Rings whenever I came across them,” he said.And now in his fourth Games, he is happy to say he has grown used to seeing the rings and it is easier for him to remain focused on his training and competition.”I love representing my country and to be able to do it four times at the highest level of sporting competition is something very special,” he stated.The Rio Games have been great for swimming. The pool layout is nice, especially with bringing the Oceania swimmers together, he said.“It was amazing to carry the PNG flag at the opening ceremony, a special moment which I will cherish,” Pini said.He is also one of 24 candidates up for the IOC Athletes Commission elections during the Rio Olympics.Moreover, Chef de Mission Emma Waiwai also commended Pini for his dedication and urged other Papua New Guinean athletes to follow his path.“Ryan is a role model elite athlete and it’s an honour to watch him compete at his 4th Olympics. His commitment to his training and his behavior is exemplary and I hope all athletes follow his example.“I congratulate him for everything he has achieved for PNG,” Waiwai said.
More than a decade after his last stage in the goal of Bayern, Kahn returns to the club to which he owes much, but also to the one who gave much. Kahn and Bayern were an ideal symbiosis from 1994 to 2008. “I am deeply connected to the club, it has had a very strong influence on my life. I have experienced an incredible amount of emotional moments, ups and downs”said Kahn. The former German soccer player Oliver Kahn, 50, celebrates the new year with his return to Bayern Munich as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bavarian club, where he played from 1994 to 2008 and with which he conquered 8 Bundesligas, the Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup, among other achievements. The announcement, made several days ago, is now confirmed with the entry of 2020. This has been communicated by the entity:Nicknamed ‘Titan’, the exporter He will work alongside the management team around Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, whom he will replace as head at the end of 2021. Uli Hoeness was responsible for the signing, which he agreed with Rummenigge and his successor in the presidency of Bayern, Herbert Hainer.“Oliver will bring his experience as a former world-class player and now also as a frontline entrepreneur. Oliver will enrich us. We will work well together,” Rummenigge said.Khan will meet the team during a visit to the Qatar training camp, from January 4 to 10, which will last several days. On January 19 he will attend the match against Hertha Berlin, the first of the second round of the Bundesliga of the Juerguen Klinsmann team.Klinsmann became a Bayern coach after Kahn’s career ended in the summer of 2008. The then coach was the one who downgraded Kahn to second goalkeeper behind Jens Lehmann at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The Supervisory Board, still under the direction of Hoeness, signed a five-year contract. Ottmar Hitzfeld, who has won several titles with Kahn as coach, including the Champions League in 2001, has absolute confidence in him to take the lead. “People know Oliver. He speaks simple language. He is a type of leader. He has the Bayern gene inside and a total identification with the club.”said Hitzfeld.The return of Kahn has unleashed the euphoria among the fans of Bayern, who celebrated the return of his ‘Titan’ at the annual general meeting in November almost more frantically than outgoing President Hoeness.They say that Kahn has prepared meticulously. Little has been heard from his mouth, only he wanted face the “new challenge” with “passion and enthusiasm”.Kahn was the least loved player in rival stadiums, where bananas were thrown from the stands. This intensified in 2000 in a duel in Freiburg when a fan threw a golf ball at his head. Kahn ran across the grass bleeding heavily. The wound was stapled without ceremony, Kahn returned to the arch the last seconds.Bayern has more than one thousand employees and an annual turnover of 750 million euros. In Munich only the titles count, at national and European level, along with serious business. Hoeness, Rummenigge and the new President Hainer believe that Kahn is capable of doing the most important job.Kahn was Hoeness’s idea. Both met again and again to talk. “At some point he clicked on me,” Hoeness described: “Oliver knows football, companies and carries Bayern’s DNA.” And he brought with him something indispensable: “We need someone in a leadership position who has been a footballer”.Maybe Kahn becomes the face of the club after Hoeness’s withdrawal from the front row: “Oliver was our titan in the field. And titanium does not oxidize. Consequently, we can get ready. Or that the other 17 Bundesliga clubs be prepared“.
Two players that did not involve large investments, which have rendered extraordinarily and currently, between the two, add a market value of 190 million euros. Undoubtedly, two of Liverpool’s best sports movements in its history and that, in addition, have a whole future in Reds tones so that the Anfield stand continues to marvel at its fantastic sports level.The magical trident: Salah-Firmino-Mané.Liverpool has in its ranks one of the best attacks on the planet. The trident formed by Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané has become one of the biggest nightmares for the English and European defenses in the last two seasons. Its scoring figures are at the height of very few in the world and its performance has been, without a doubt, one of the main keys for the Red team to be signing glorious years and of authentic sports shine. Having 3 of the best attackers on the planet in their ranks is one of the strongest assurances you can have at your Klopp controls. When it is not Salah, it is Mané, and if any of them fails, Firmino appears. Not to mention the afternoons in which the three decide to create a total party for the interests of their own. Without a doubt, one of the most feared attacks of the moment and, consequently, one of the most underlined keys in the recent great performance of this Liverpool. The impeccable management of Jurgen Klopp.Winning titles was the great burden of Klopp in England. After triumphing in Dortmund, the German coach added several seasons generating good results, offering serious approaches, winning tactical battles in big dates, but that had his long-awaited happy ending in 2019. Jurgen Klopp’s close personality has once again been key in his career sport to, now, succeed and be making history on the banks of the river The pressure on the rival.One of its most outstanding brands. The character and personality of this team is based, in large part, on a huge physical state that allows it to establish a pressure on the departure of rival high-flying game. With possession for and against. This Liverpool is able to drown its rivals with the start of brilliant matches in which it often manages to get ahead on the scoreboard against teams that are surprised. However, when it is time to replicate, when the protagonism falls to the opponent, he is able to close the pitch, he is able to compress the spaces to generate a feeling of sports suffocation that often precipitates the decision-making process and possession in favor. Undoubtedly, one of the most worked sections in Melwood by Jurgen Klopp and his.Alexander-Arnold and Robertson: the ideal complement outsideTwo of the players that have evolved most in the ranks of Liverpool by Jurgen Klopp. Alexander-Arnold, from the quarry. Robertson, from the Hull. Two names that appeared little by little, almost out of nowhere for the general public, but that have been enshrined as two of the best laterals in the world, each in its profile.The importance and contribution of the pair in the Liverpool outdoor game has made them two real daggers, two ubiquitous players that accumulate prominence and contribution in equal parts. While other stars of this Liverpool came at the blow of a booklet with large disbursements, in the case of the sides quite the opposite. If Alexander-Arnold ascended from the Melwood quarry, Robertson arrived from Hull City after paying a lower figure close to 9 million euros. Virgil van Dijk: historical signing to strengthen the defense.A case very similar to that of Alisson, but this time in defense, and with a much greater media impact. Liverpool signed two years ago, in the winter market of 2018, Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. After a hard negotiation with the southern team, the Reds were forced to pay the stratospheric figure of 85 million euros for the Dutch defense, who at that time became the most expensive center in history. Now that ‘honor’ falls to Maguire (Manchester United).A historical investment that began to bear fruit from the first moment. Virgil van Dijk was already considered one of the most desired defenses in England and Liverpool risked more than anyone to, now, have in their ranks what is considered by many the best defense on the planet. In Liverpool he has achieved firmness, security, has continued to explode his aerial game in attack, has continued to file his physical strength in the race and in short spaces, and has even been awarded at an individual level fighting against legends like Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Its market value has exploded commercially. If when I was in Southampton it had a commercial value of 30 million euros, it has now tripled steadily to reach the imposing 100 million euros. After years of doubts and sports emptiness that generated hundreds of defensive nightmares, Liverpool closed, thus, one of its biggest ballasts to have a real life insurance in the defense. Liverpool lived a year 2019 of authentic dream to be European champion in the Champions League (in front of Tottenham), be champion of the European Super Cup (against Chelsea) and be a historic runner-up in Premier League after getting 97 points (only surpassed by Manchester City, with 98 points).But, as if that were not enough, closed the year being the incontestable leader of the 2019/20 Premier League with a practically absolute favoritism in order to be the next champion in English territory. Only an unexpected (and almost historical) twist of script would make the showcases of Anfield did not host at the end of the campaign a new league title. His figures scare. They have only lost 14 of their last 100 games played, and this season they still don’t know the defeat after 20 games played (they have a pending game against West Ham for the club world cup).They are the great rival to beat on British soil and one of the great candidates to be champion in continental territory. But, why is this Liverpool squad showing such a high level of sports excellence? What reasons allow this template to be considered one of the best in the history of Liverpool?Alisson Becker: one of the best goalkeepers in the world.In the summer of 2018 Liverpool made one of the most expensive signings in its history when it officially closed the incorporation of the Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, from Rome. The English team got their signing after paying the imposing amount of 62.5 million euros. At that time he was considered the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football, but that same summer Chelsea paid the clause of Kepa Arrizabalaga and granted the Spanish the ‘prestigious’ commercial honor.A large number of which no one speaks on the islands, since the level of Alisson has been excellent. It is, without a doubt, one of the most fit goalkeepers in the Premier League and the world. The percentage of matches he has managed to sign with the goal to zero since his arrival in Anfield is very high and his performance in each match is up to what the team needed. With him in the team Liverpool closed, thus, one of its main weaknesses. Now, two questions, two doubts. Will Liverpool be the Premier League champion this season? Everything seems to indicate yes. But will he manage to do so undefeated, without losing a single game? Without a doubt, the great challenge. With the title virtually in the pocket for many connoisseurs in the British Isles, some no longer question the outcome, but the forms.
The sixth Valencia League got here after a historic comeback. Solely 12 days from the top, Valencia was eight factors behind Actual Madrid, chief in day 26. Solely ten days later, Valencia added its 77 level in Seville (26 of 30 factors), whereas Madrid stayed at 70. This was the one time in the whole historical past of the championship that the champion traced eight factors within the final 12 days. Thus, Rafa Benítez turned the one coach in Valencia’s historical past to win two Leagues (2001-02 and 2003-04). Earlier than, Ramón Encinas (1941-42); Eduard Cubells (1943-44); Luis Pasarín (1946-47); and Alfredo di Stéfano (1970-71) had proclaimed themselves league champions with Valencia.From this League that Valencia raised till in the present day, tAll of the Leagues have been won by Barcelona or Actual Madrid, aside from the 2013-14 through which the champion was Atlético. In that League, Valencia misplaced solely seven video games and none of them by multiple aim.The Valencia goalkeeper, Cañizares, was the goalless aim scorer this season (25 targets conceded) with a median of 0.68 targets obtained per sport. He left his aim to zero in 20 league video games, a file that in the present day continues to be the file of a ché goalkeeper. CRISTINA QUICLER ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The gamers celebrated the league title in 2004.CRISTINA QUICLER Valencia won their final league 16 years ago in the present day. On Might 9, 2004, the Ché crew won its second league in three years after profitable at Sánchez Pizjuán (0-2) with targets from Vicente and Baraja. There have been two days left till the top and, on this approach, Valencia won the sixth league title in its complete historical past, led by Rafa Benítez. Ten days later, Valencia achieved their double, in a historic 12 months, after they beat Olympique de Marseille (2-0) within the UEFA Cup last in Goteborg.
Ensuring proper state Fritz Harris, secretary of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), says his organisation is awaiting reports on the reasons behind the abandonment of the third Jamaica Franchise trial match at Sabina Park on Wednesday. The game, which formed part of the selection process of players for the upcoming four-day WICB Professional League tournament, was called off inside the first over of the second day due to safety concerns. Several players representing both John Campbell’s XI and Paul Palmer’s XI suffered injuries and bruises throughout the affair. “It’s unfortunate that the game had to be called off,” said Harris, whose association owns the Jamaica Franchise team. “It robs the players, coaches and everybody involved in the trials of valuable time and opportunities ahead of the season. “The JCA, therefore, looks forward to reports from the match officials, as well as officials of the franchise, to see what led to the abandonment,” he declared. The encounter, which had Palmer’s XI on 86 for one in reply 124 made by Campbell XI on day one, saw three players picking up injuries. They are batsman Andre McCarthy, Shacaya Thomas, and wicketkeeper-batsman, Kemar Marshall. McCarthy had damage to one of his fingers and had to retire hurt, Marshall was hit on the head, and complained of dizziness afterwards while Thomas was hit five times, including twice on the head. Thomas, not out on 57, and Marshall, not out three, were the batsmen at the crease when the stumps were pulled four balls into the day. Harris, who explained that he expected JCA and the Jamaica Franchise’s chief executive officer, Courtney Francis, to be in receipt of the first set of reports yesterday, said he was also looking to a speedy closure to the matter. “We are fast approaching the regional first-class tournament, and would not want to go into it unprepared, or with doubts surrounding the state of our wickets,” Harris said. “It is, therefore, important that we bring closure to the matter as soon as possible, take the appropriate actions, and put in place measures, where necessary, to prevent a repeat.” The management of the five pitches at Sabina Park, Harris explains, falls under the purview of Anthony Walters, the venue’s property manager, and, chief curator, Michael Hylton. Harris, in the meantime, also expressed hope that the fourth trial match, which is also scheduled Sabina Park, will go ahead as planned. “The hope is that this set back will not disturb the schedule of trial matches, as we still have a tournament to play,” he said. The WICB Professional League is scheduled to start in early November.
Coach of Arnett Gardens FC Jerome Waite believes that Lamar ‘Wanka’ Nelson is still a big talent for the future following the midfielder’s return to competition three years after a serious right leg injury.Nelson made his return for Arnett Gardens in a Red Stripe Premier League fixture against Harbour View on December 11 at Harbour View Stadium. He played for the last five minutes in the game that his team won 1-0.”We want to give him (Nelson) time to get back on track with his career,” said Waite, who also coached Nelson at Charlie Smith high school. “Wanka has gone through surgery and rehabilitation, and also went throughpre-season training with the team.”Nelson missed the first 14 matches in the RSPL 2016-17 season and played in the last three games.”He will be getting more playing time as he needs to get back mentally as well. Nelson has shown a lot of improvements physically, as he is willing to do the necessary work.PROMISING MIDFIELDER”He is one of the better local players around and is still a talent for the future,” Waite said about the promising midfielder.Nelson, who lit up the Premier League for hometown club Arnett Gardens in the 2012-13 season and earned his first and only Reggae Boyz cap in the 2012 Caribbean Cup in Antigua and Barbuda, has been sidelined for three years.The 25 year-old who has a knack for scoring spectacular goals, suffered the right leg injury, while representing Waterhouse in the RSPL in November 2013, just a few months after he was transferred from Arnett Gardens.Arnett Gardens paid for the player’s surgery and he returned to the Trench Town-based club after his one-year deal ended at Waterhouse two years ago.
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Williams wins at US Open to stay in No. 1 hunt; Konta out MOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’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 On the other hand, Facebook did its part to stop videos from spreading by taking down live streams of the fight.However, the social platform still could not keep up with the number of users, as some videos managed to be streamed live up until the end of the fight.Despite the massive number of illegal streams, the Mayweather versus McGregor fight is still expected to break PPV sales. As of this writing, official PPV numbers have yet to be released. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Canelo-GGG to MayMac fans: We’ve got a real show for youADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next However, not every sports fan managed to watch the fight on pay per view (PPV) and resorted to illegal streams online.According to a report form Forbes, digital platform security company Irdeto estimated that 2,930,598 people illegally watched the fight on various social media platforms via 239 illegal streams.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’Plenty of unwarranted videos were shared on Facebook, YouTube, Periscope and Twitch last Saturday (Sunday in Manila), while ads for the illegal streams were promoted on sites like Alibaba, eBay and Amazon.Other viewers, meanwhile, depended on “digital Robin Hoods”—or generous fans who purchased the fight and videotaped it live through their television or computers. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right) throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on Aug. 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPThe fight of the century went down over the weekend, as boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept his record unblemished at 50-0, turning back a very game adversary in Conor McGregor.READ: 50-0: Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th roundADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’
“The big key is I want him feeling fresh, peaking by Game 1,” Spoelstra said. “He’s in great shape, great spirits and we’ll just keep moving forward.”Dragic, Miami’s leading scorer last season at just over 20 points per game, expects to be full-go when Miami’s regular season starts Wednesday in Orlando. He said Spoelstra recognized how much the European title run — the emotional toll if nothing else — took out of him.“I always want to practice and play,” Dragic said. “But sometimes your body or your head doesn’t allow you to do that. He’s good at reading players. He knows what you need. Maybe he saw something that probably was not hard to see. So I crashed a little bit, came back and now it’s on to a new goal here in Miami.”A look at Wednesday’s preseason games:CELTICS 108, HORNETS 100ADVERTISEMENT It has been a preseason like none other for Dragic, who spent his summer carrying his native Slovenia to its first European championship and winning MVP honors at that tournament. But it also meant Dragic came back to Miami late last month worn down by the physically and mentally spent from the grind of that tournament, so Heat coach Erik Spoelstra decided to basically not use his starter for most of the preseason.Dragic didn’t like the idea at first. He knows now that it was the right move.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I feel like my head is clearing,” Dragic said Wednesday before sitting out Miami’s home preseason game against the Washington Wizards. “I’m OK. Physically, I feel great. Mentally, I’m hungry again for basketball. That’s what we want to achieve and that’s the feeling we want for that first game.”Dragic hasn’t officially been ruled out for Miami’s preseason finale in Kansas City on Friday against Philadelphia, but he isn’t likely to play. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trevor Ariza had 16 and Clint Capela added 15 for Houston. Andrew Harrison led Memphis with 17 points.ROCKETS: Chris Paul returned from right shoulder soreness, and shot 3 for 12. … The Rockets were 14 of 45 from 3-point range, with Eric Gordon alone going 2 for 12.GRIZZLIES: Mario Chalmers and Marc Gasol each scored 12 points. … Mike Conley, on his 30th birthday, had eight points on 3-for-10 shooting.UP NEXT: Houston (4-0) hosts San Antonio on Friday. Memphis (2-2) hosts New Orleans on Friday.TRAIL BLAZERS 113, SUNS 104Portland’s Caleb Swanigan and Phoenix’s Alex Len were ejected in the fourth quarter after a scuffle.Meyers Leonard made his first five 3-point tries and finished with 17 points for Portland. Josh Jackson had 22 and Mike James added 19 for Portland.TRAIL BLAZERS: Starting guards CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard combined for 23 points on 9 for 28 shooting. … Ed Davis grabbed 12 rebounds in 17 minutes.SUNS: Marquese Chriss had 13 points and 12 rebounds. … Eric Bledsoe missed all eight of his shots. … Phoenix had 40 points in the second and third quarters combined, then scored 43 in the fourth.UP NEXT: Portland (4-1) hosts Maccabi Haifa on Friday. Phoenix (1-3) hosts the Brisbane Bullets on Friday. 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 WATCH: Get to know Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena in 7 questions HEAT: Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters also got the night off to rest. … Mickey’s 3-pointer was the third lead change in the final 36 seconds. … The Heat had 78 points off the bench.UP NEXT: Washington (3-1) visits New York on Friday. Miami (3-2) plays Philadelphia in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday.76ERS 133, NETS 114Dario Saric scored 26 points and Joel Embiid, playing for the first time since agreeing to his $148 million extension, added 22 as Philadelphia got its first win of the preseason.D’Angelo Russell scored 24 for Brooklyn in its preseason finale.76ERS: J.J. Redick had 18 points for Philadelphia, which held a 52-37 rebounding edge. … No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz didn’t play.NETS: Caris Levert scored 16 and Jeremy Lin added 14 for the Nets, who led by 10 early — then got outscored by 35 points over the rest of the half, and eventually trailed by 36.UP NEXT: Philadelphia (1-3) meets Miami in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday. Brooklyn (3-1) opens the regular season Oct. 18 at Indiana.ROCKETS 101, GRIZZLIES 89James Harden shot only 2 for 13, missing all eight of his 3-point tries, but scored 18 points to lead Houston. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Miami Heat’s Jordan Mickey (25) shoots over Washington Wizards’ Tim Frazier (8) during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Miami. The Heat won 117-115. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — Goran Dragic usually needs to play in preseason games to get ready for the season.This year, the Miami point guard needed to not play.ADVERTISEMENT Kyrie Irving had 16 points and 10 assists, Al Horford added 15 points and eight rebounds and Boston wrapped up an unbeaten preseason.Rookie Malik Monk scored 21 points to lead the Hornets, shooting 4 for 9 from 3-point range. Dwight Howard had 12 points and six rebounds in his first home game.CELTICS: Jaylen Brown showed he can defend multiple positions, blocking point guard Kemba Walker and forward Marvin Williams on back-to-back possessions. … Gordon Hayward had 13 points.HORNETS: Michael Carter-Williams (knee) will not be ready for the regular season opener, coach Steve Clifford said. Nic Batum (elbow), Jeremy Lamb (groin) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) did not play. Rookie Dwayne Bacon went 4 for 4 on 3-pointers, accounting for all 12 of his points.UP NEXT: Boston (4-0) opens the regular season against Cleveland on Tuesday. Charlotte (1-3) hosts Dallas on Friday.HEAT 117, WIZARDS 115Jordan Mickey’s 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left gave Miami the win.Bam Adebayo scored 15 points, Tyler Johnson scored 14 and Josh Richardson had 13 for the Heat.Jason Smith scored 20 points on 7 for 8 shooting, and John Wall finished with 16 points and eight assists for Washington. Kelly Oubre Jr. had a strong game, with 10 points and 14 rebounds.WIZARDS: Bradley Beal scored 15, Mike Scott had 13 and Otto Porter Jr. scored 11 for Washington, which led by as many as 13 and never trailed by more than three. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson