Tottenham Showed REAL Maturity – Kane

first_imgStar striker Harry Kane was very delighted after he helped his team to an impressive 1-1 draw with champions Real Madrid in their UEFA Champions League (UCL) clash at the Santiago Bernebeu on Tuesday night.While speaking after the game, Kane was quick to point out that Spurs showed real maturity to get a point in the Group D clash. In his words,  he said:“A point at the Bernabeu, you would take that every day of the week. It shows how far we have come as a team.”“We are happy. Of course they are going to have chances but we played well and made it tough for them.” he added.Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for Real Madrid from the penalty spot just before halftime after Serge Aurier had been adjudged to have fouled Toni Kroos. Spurs had earlier taken the lead through a Raphael Varane OG off a Kane shot.Both teams will meet again in the reverse leg at the Wembley Stadium on November 1.RelatedUCL Wrap: Holders Real Finally Beat Dortmund At Home; City, Spurs Win While Liverpool Record Another DrawSeptember 27, 2017In “UEFA”Big Boost! Tottenham Star Is Back In Training And Ready To Face MadridOctober 31, 2017In “England”Pochettino’s Joke Backfires as Real Madrid Release Damning StatementMay 25, 2019In “Europe”last_img read more

Spurs rout Clippers, handing them their fourth loss in five games

first_imgPreviousClippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tries to drive around Spurs guard Derrick White during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) shoots past San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSpurs guard DeMar DeRozan drives into Clippers guard Avery Bradley during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) battle for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans (42) as he tries to shoot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)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)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) scores past San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) passes past Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans (42) reacts after he was called for a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley (11) tries to shoot over San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) drives past Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tries to drive around Spurs guard Derrick White during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)NextShow Caption1 of 15Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tries to drive around Spurs guard Derrick White during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)ExpandSAN ANTONIO — Two nights after their worst loss of the season, the Clippers turned in an uglier effort against a lesser but still proud opponent.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and San Antonio won its fourth straight, topping the slumping Clippers 125-87 on Thursday night for its most lopsided win of the season.The Clippers had dropped a 123-99 decision to Kawhi Leonard-less Toronto on Tuesday, but the Raptors have the best record in the league. The injury-plagued Spurs (15-14) have spent most of the season trying to keep their heads above water.Rudy Gay added 21 points and DeMar DeRozan had 14 points and seven assists for San Antonio. “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 of a Spurs team that shot 59 percent from the field. “I didn’t think we were into them enough. I thought they were very comfortable.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.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.“Yeah, but we’re still going to continue to get better defensively,” DeRozan said. “Talking, communication, but for the most part we’re just going out there having fun, playing with a lot of confidence.”Tobias Harris had 17 points for the Clippers and Danilo Gallinari and Avery Bradley added 15 apiece. The Clippers (17-11) have lost two straight and four of five. The Spurs had a 14-2 advantage on fast-break points and shot 63 percent in the first quarter while opening 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 2½ minutes of the game.San Antonio held the Clippers 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 on Monday night against Phoenix. Williams is expected to miss two weeks. … Mbah a Moute has sat out 24 straight games with a sore left knee. … The Clippers are 13-71 against the Spurs in San Antonio.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 matching their season high of 40, 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 NEXTThe Clippers play at Oklahoma City on Saturday night.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau highlights results as economic catalysts at Annual

first_imgThe Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) presented key findings on the hospitality industry at its Annual Report Business Meeting. 18 citywide conventions, the most in a decade and an increase in overseas visitation combined to bring 1.3 million overnight visitors to Philadelphia. Both factors have contributed to a growth in hospitality-related jobs, hotel room nights booked and overall visitor spends – all markers of the industry’s success and impact on the local economy.“The PHLCVB has played a major role in the positive growth and development of our city. Through their work, Philadelphia is now viewed as a top destination for meetings, conventions, sporting events and visitors from across the globe,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.As the official tourism promotion agency for Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing organisation for the Pennsylvania Convention Centre, the PHLCVB coordinates efforts with local partners and seven international representation offices around the world to bring visitors to the city.“2018 set new records across most of our industry’s key performance metrics – more visitors came to our city, stayed in our hotels and spent money with local businesses,” said PHLCVB Chairman of the Board Nick DeBenedictis. “This economic activity drives results for our city and region by generating taxes and supporting the 74,300 hospitality-related jobs in Philadelphia, which has grown by 15% since 2013. Tourism and hospitality are one of the city’s largest and fastest growing employment sectors and the visitors we bring to the city create stability and opportunity for workers across a broad spectrum of jobs.”PHLCVB’s annual report also contained the most recent data (2017) for overseas visitation to Philadelphia. The Global Tourism Department travels to domestic and international trade shows to promote and position the city as a leisure travel destination. In 2018, the team participated in 48 trade shows in 14 countries, led 14 sales missions in 12 countries and hosted 334 travel buyers from 21 countries. Additionally, the Philadelphia-based team hosted 96 international media from over 19 countries and placed over 1,600 stories about Philadelphia as a leisure travel destination in the overseas travel trade and consumer media.last_img read more