Ingram has 21 points as Lakers show off depth, beat Hawks

first_img“We played the right way today,” Ingram said. “We always talk about finding the best shot for our team and just trying to move it the right way.”Julius Randle added 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers overcame 23 turnovers to keep their lead in double figures throughout the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLonzo Ball had 13 points, seven rebounds and five of the Lakers’ 28 assists.“We’re just moving the ball, playing together,” Ball said. “It’s that simple.” Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Celtics hold off Grizzlies behind Irving’s heroics 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 awardcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, foreground, drives against Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/John BazemoreATLANTA — Good ball movement meant impressive scoring balance for Brandon Ingram and the Lakers.Ingram had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading nine Los Angeles scorers in double figures, and the Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-104 on Monday night for their third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “It’s tough when you’re wanting to have team success and everything, but I think we’re growing, really, even though tonight didn’t feel like it,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.The Hawks can hope for an immediate impact similar to what’s been provided by Ball and Kyle Kuzma, two of five rookies on the Lakers’ roster. Kuzma had 10 points, all in the first half.TIP-INSLakers: Ball logged 24 minutes off the bench as he continues to play under a minutes cap in his return from a left knee injury that caused him to miss 15 games. Ball was held out of Saturday’s win over the Kings after playing 17 minutes on Friday night against Dallas. … The Lakers scored the first seven points of each half. … Josh Hart scored 14 points. Isaiah Thomas had 13. Brook Lopez had 11 and Ivica Zubac had 10. … Los Angeles claimed a 59-41 advantage in rebounds.Hawks: F DeAndre Bembry (abdominal strain) and G Malcolm Delaney (right knee strain) were held out. Budenholzer said Delaney is “close” to playing. … F Miles Plumlee, in his sixth year, is the team’s most experienced player following the release of Ilyasova. … Isaiah Taylor had 16 points off the bench.DIALING LONG DISTANCEThe Lakers overcame 14 first-half turnovers by making 10 of 18 3s to lead 64-46 at the break. For the game, they made 15 of 33 3s. Lopez, Hart, Kuzma and Ball each made three 3s.SLOPPY WINThe Lakers finished three turnovers away from their season high of 26 against the Kings on Jan. 9. They also committed 23 fouls, helping Atlanta claim a 34-19 advantage in free-throw attempts.“A good win but we’ve got to be a lot better,” coach Luke Walton said. “It was just more sloppy than I’d like.”ONE-MAN SHOWThe Hawks struggled to defend Ingram, especially during a third-quarter stretch when he scored six consecutive points. After scoring on two straight drives to the basket, Ingram stole the ball from Schroder, scored and was fouled by Prince. Ingram missed the free throw. Minutes later, Ingram dunked over Mike Muscala, who was called for a foul. That time, Ingram completed the three-point play.UP NEXTLakers: Visit the Heat on Thursday.Hawks: Host the Pacers on Wednesday. The Lakers (26-34) matched their win total from last season, when they finished 26-56, though they are only 11th in the Western Conference.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who scored a season-high 34 points in a 113-108 win over the Kings on Saturday night, had 14 rebounds but was held to only 10 points while making only 4 of 12 shots — including a 3-pointer in the final minute.Taurean Prince had 24 points in Atlanta’s fourth straight loss. Dennis Schroder added 20 points.Before the game, the Hawks announced they requested waivers on veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova. It was another step to clear playing time for younger players, including rookie John Collins, who started. Atlanta released veteran guard Marco Belinelli in a similar move on Feb. 9.The Hawks began the night one-half game behind Phoenix in the race for the NBA’s worst record and appear to be bound for one of the top picks in the draft.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Bulls’ Robin Lopez fined $25k for yelling at officials

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lopez picked up a pair of technicals with 8:43 remaining, and he gestured and pointed as he yelled at officials while walking off the floor.“I was emotional. I had a life reaction,” Lopez said after the game. “I felt I was never given the time to cool down. I was making my way towards the bench and I was hit with that second T right away. I was a little caught off guard. … It’s not something I’m particularly ashamed of. I play with passion. If I do something I feel is wrong, I apologize for it. If not, I’ll stand by it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) reacts after receiving two technical fouls and being ejected from an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat during the second half Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)NEW YORK — Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez has been fined $25,000 for yelling at officials and failing to leave the court quickly enough after he was ejected from a game against the Miami Heat.The league announced the fine on Friday for Lopez’s behavior in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s 103-92 loss to Miami on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 awardcenter_img Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cavs coach Lue returns as observer, not sitting on bench Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Letran’s Jerrick Balanza out for season due to brain tumor

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes03:13San Beda, Lyceum still title favorites for NCAA Season 9403:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say02:14Carpio 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The 21-year-old Balanza, who is in his fourth year, is a vital part of the Knights, averaging 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in the first round where Letran went 6-3.“Yes, we need him, but his health is our primary concern,” said Calvo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Balanza is in need of financial assistance with his operation costing him at least P500,000.“Initially, P800,000 was the cost given to us but since the neuro-surgeon, Dr. Manuel Mariano, is from Letran and was recently awarded as an outstanding alumnus, it was cut to P500,000. Peter Cayco is helping because he knows people from the hospital,” Calvo said. LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Griezmann pleads case for Ballon d’Or after FIFA snub MOST READcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran’s starting forward Jerrick Balanza will miss the rest of the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament due to a “tumor found in his temporal lobe of brain.”Fr. Vic Calvo, OP, Letran’s representative to the NCAA Management Committee, announced the tragic development Wednesday following a diagnosis from neuro-surgeon Dr. Manuel Mariano.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Letran has already asked for the approval of NCAA mancom chair Frank Gusi of host University of Perpetual Help to allow Gaylord Pambid to replace Balanza in the Knights’ roster. View commentslast_img read more

Commissioner admits corruption a problem at Lands & Surveys

first_img…says several employees firedCommissioner of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC), Trevor Benn, has admitted that corruption and collusion are problems at the agency.Benn made this admission during an appearance on local radio programme ‘Hot seat’ hosted by broadcaster Stan Gouveia on Monday. Asked directly about the favoritism showed by staff for certain persons at the expense of others and the perception of corruption, Benn made no bones about the corruption within the agency.Commissioner of the GL&SC, Trevor Benn“Corruption in Guyana is a big problem. And lands and surveys is no different,” Benn said. “There is corruption at the institution, I would be the first to admit and whenever we find it we deal with it. In fact, for this year alone we sent home a couple of staff for corrupt practices,” Benn admitted.Another way the problem is being addressed, according to Benn, is through the digitization of records. This allows the commission to better track transactions dealt with by staff. Benn also noted that they are working to facilitate master’s level training for lands and surveys staff.GL&SC recently featured prominently in the news, when Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had dropped bombshell revelations last month that the Government has been quietly distributing massive tracts of prime state lands to employees of the Ministry of the Presidency as well as close associate to the PNC-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) faction of the coalition Government and officials of the States Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), which was formed to recover state assets.According to the party, the lands were all strategically located to massively benefit the beneficiaries from the coming oil boom. Jagdeo had revealed that most of the leases for these plots of prime real estate were issued by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) after the December passage of the Opposition-sponsored No-Confidence Motion that caused the Government to fall.Among the state employees had been State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA) executive Eric Phillips. Phillips, had vehemently denied back in February that he ever applied for, or received any, 3000 acres of lands as was then being claimed.But the Opposition Leader had pointed to GL&SC File No. 321132/1604 which showed 1000 acres in the Essequibo River was issued to Phillips in April 2019 and File No. 3312317 for another 1000 acres in the Demerara River.Another prominent name to come up from Jagdeo’s revelations had been Chief Elections Officer (CEO) for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield. According to GL&SC documents, Lowenfield received land at Millie’s Hideout, Linden, Region 10.Since the revelations that persons closely affiliated to the government had snapped up land in prime locations, questions have been raised about the process that was used to allocate such large tracts of land.Among those questions have been exactly how much these beneficiaries paid per acre for their land and how they received information on which prime land locations were available, in the absence of advertisements.last_img read more

Benjamin’s century highlights 1st round

first_imgBCB Mogu Mogu Under-19 Inter-School CricketBerbicians have witnessed competitive school cricket being played, as Sueria Manufacturing Ltd joins hands with the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) to host the Under-19 Inter-School Cricket Tournament.Garfield Benjamin was delighted after his brilliant centuryIn an encounter between New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI) and the Canje Secondary School (CSS) at the Rose Hall Canje Welfare Ground, NATI defeated CSS by 203 runs on the back of Garfield Benjamin’s superb century.Batting first under bright sunshine, NATI racked up 267 all out in their allotted 30 overs. One of Berbice’s finest youth batsmen, Benjamin scored a belligerent 124, which included 10 classy fours and 9 huge maximums. The opening batsman got support from the former Berbice Under-19 all-rounder Keith Simpson, who scored an attractive 55, which was laced with 7 fours and 2 sixes. Carl Gilgeous was the pick of the CSS bowlers, picking up 3 wickets while Jovan Persaud supported with 2 wickets.In CSS’s reply, they failed to get off to a flying start as spinners Brandon Stewart and Simon Naidu spun webs all over the CSS batsmen, who seemed to have had on their dancing shoes. The former Berbice Under-17 player Brandon Stewart scrambled 4-23 in his quota of 6 overs while Simon Naidu bowled very economically, picking up 3-10 in his 6 overs for NATI.The other matches are scheduled to commence promptly.last_img read more

Romero seeks second CIF crown

first_imgRomero’s motivation to put in the extra work actually came last season. After scoring a CIF-SS individual title, he fell just two rounds short of advancing to the state championships by losing in the consolation third round at the CIF-SS Masters Meet. But rather than pout, he went back to work. He’s now considered one of the favorites at 275 pounds to win a state title. “I think I was just overwhelmed by the competition,” said Romero, who will be one of 14 Santa Fe wrestlers who will compete at this weekend’s CIF-SS Inland Division championships, scheduled for today and Saturday at Los Osos High in Rancho Cucamonga. “I kind of just choked. The competition scared me. This year, I’m not going to let that happen.” A main reason for that swagger is Romero simply is better. He owns a 23-5 tournament record and has placed at each of the five tournaments he’s competed in this season. His 2006-07 resume includes a first place at Nogales and second-place medals at Camarillo and Morro Bay. His most impressive performance by far was a fourth-place finish at the Five Counties Tournament, which usually is a solid barometer for the state competition. He gets to continue to prove the point this weekend when he shoots for his second consecutive CIF-Southern Section individual division championship. “He’s really stepped it up (this season),” Santa Fe coach Sal Garcia said of Romero, ranked fourth in California. “It’s exciting to have him there at heavyweight. He just continues to work hard and get better every week.” “He’s really been pushing himself, getting in better shape in the sprints and in practice,” Garcia said. “Last year he had a problem of getting off the bottom. This year, he’s been getting up.” Romero, whose tournament record includes 18 wins by fall, can see the results as well. “My freshman and sophomore years, I wasn’t placing at any tournaments. Now I’m placing at every one,” he said. “I feel I’m really getting better. I’m ranked fourth in the state, and I’m competing with the state-ranked guys. I know I can get them.” But first he has some work to do this weekend. “Everyone’s goal is to be a state champion,” Romero said. “But if I could just place at state, just get there and just place, I would be happy. “I know you can’t let the mental part of this sport get to you. Even if (the opponent isn’t) ranked, I’m not going to underestimate them. I try to just go out and win a wrestling match. I’ve beaten guys ranked ahead of me already. I just want to keep going, keep going.” steve.ramirez@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img SANTA FE SPRINGS – Who said nothing good comes from losing? Certainly not Santa Fe High School’s Lenny Romero, who has shown the discipline and character this season to turn a negative into a positive by becoming one of the top heavyweight wrestlers in the state. last_img read more

Nelles unlikely to be reopened

first_img“There was no way I could support the package without making sure my constituents were protected,” said Calderon, regarding AB 900, the prison reform bill. “For so many years, Nelles was home to some of the most dangerous juvenile offenders in the state, so nobody can say this is a NIMBY issue,” said Calderon. “It is time we let Whittier convert this property into businesses, homes, parks and places where families can live, shop and play.” Calderon also said that he plans to discuss Nelles in a meeting next week with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The state closed Nelles in 2004 after operating it as a prison for 113 years. It was scheduled to be sold in July 2006. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation stopped the sale, saying the state might need the property. The administration has considered converting Nelles into a re-entry facility where parole violators would receive intensive rehabilitation services in communities where they would likely be released. Whittier City Manager Steve Helvey praised Calderon’s efforts to keep Nelles from being reopened or converted into an adult prison. “Sen. Calderon has taken this on,” Helvey said. “He doesn’t need to be urged. He just truly thinks this is the right thing to do.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I find that highly encouraging,” Newcomer said. “It’s wonderful news.” Still, the battle won’t be over until the 73-acre Nelles property on Whittier Boulevard at Sorensen Avenue is transferred to private ownership and developed, Newcomer said. “We need to stay vigilant to make sure it happens,” he said. Unger made his comments after state Sen. Ron Calderon had announced – also on Thursday – that he had met with representatives of the Corrections Department and was told a Nelles re-opening would not be “shoved down the throat” of Whittier. The announcement came after the Senate and Assembly approved a $7.3 billion prison reform plan to add beds and beef up rehabilitation programs. WHITTIER – Announcements by state officials Thursday appeared to indicate the shuttered Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility will not be reopened. Seth Unger, press secretary for the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said that his department will seek agreements with local governments before placement of any re-entry facilities – those places that would be used to house parole violators and inmates nearing their release dates. “There will be a dialogue between city officials, local law enforcement and legislators in determining where these re-entry facilities will be located,” Unger said. “If they don’t want it in a certain spot, it won’t go there.” This is good news for Whittier, which has opposed the reopening of Nelles as part of the state prison system, said Whittier Mayor Owen Newcomer. last_img read more

Northern Lights College celebrates 40th Anniversary

first_imgThe Dawson Creek Northern Lights College campus is hosting celebrations tonight for the college’s 40th anniversary – and honour donor’s to the college.Northern Lights College opened its doors in September of 1975, after an Order-in-Council established the college in May of the same year.Known as ‘BC’s Energy College’, Northern Lights College has grown over the past four decades and expanded to include five campuses and three access centres that serve communities across northern BC.- Advertisement -Here in Fort St. John, the Centre for Training Excellence in Oil and Gas is located in the Jim Kassen Industry Training Centre on the local campus.The Oil & Gas centre works with post-secondary institutions, industry and other partners to address skills training and education challenges in this growing industry on a provincial scale.Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson congratulated students, alumni, faculty and staff on the occasionAdvertisement The celebrations will run from 5 PM  until 7 PM tonight at the Centre of Clean Energy Technology on the Dawson Creek Campus.last_img read more

Rift Valley tops in Primary Schools Games

first_imgIn the girls competition, striker Nakamu Monica sent Rift Valley ahead on the 14th minute after curving a left cross to the net before Edna Nasipodi sealed the win on the 54th minute.Rift Valley coach Paul Lokoel attributed the victory to well preparedness and discipline.“We were well prepared, and the girls were dedicated and portrayed high level of discipline,” Lokoel saidLokoel, who also coaches Nakalale Primary in Turkana, said that they studied their weakness and strength of their opponents and the team was prepared to trounce the defending champions.Though the team recorded a win, most of the girls played bare foot due to lack of sport facilities where he called on the regional coordinator to facilitate the team with sports gear before travelling for East Africa championship in Rwanda.“Most of the players had no boots and they had to play bare foot though they were determined to win,” he saidIn soccer girls finals, Rift Valley trounced defending champions Western 2-0 in battle of titans played in the morningThe team captain Cecilia Akeke from Unity Primary School in Turkana said that they had prepared well noting that their opponents had energy and the team was strong, but they were determined and focused to win.In Handball Girls, a replica of the same was witnessed where Rift Valley thrashed Nyanza 19 -9.In Boys Handball, Rift Valley displayed the same discipline punishing Coast region 28-14.Rift Valley continued their dominance in Volleyball boys thrashing Coast region by straight sets.In Volleyball Girls category, Rift Valley displayed the same spirit destroying Western 3-0.The host Central region were humiliated in pool stages and they did not even see the light of semis.-By John Gathua-0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nyanza beat Rift Valley 4-2 in the Boys Primary School Games scoccer final. Photo/COURTESYNYERI, Kenya Aug 2- Rift Valley dominated the National Primary Schools Sports Championship held in Nyeri County, clinching most of the titles in both boys and girls categories.In soccer girls finals, Rift Valley trounced defending champions Western 2-0 in battle of titans played in the morning while Nyanza were crowned the boys champions after downing Rift Valley 4-2 in extra-time.last_img read more

Seahawks win game, but may lose MVP

first_imgSEATTLE — His head pounding and his day over, Shaun Alexander walked off the field at halftime and flashed the “OK” sign. He was right. Despite losing the NFL MVP to an early concussion, the Seattle Seahawks ended their 21-year playoff drought Saturday by beating the Washington Redskins 20-10 behind Matt Hasselbeck and a stout defense. “I told Matt at halftime that he had to shoulder the load,” Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said. “We always put a lot on his shoulders, but I told him that now he had to do a little bit more.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Hasselbeck did. He threw for a touchdown and ran for another as the Seahawks advanced to the NFC title game next week against the winner of today’s game in Chicago between Carolina and the Bears. Holmgren said he was optimistic that Alexander will be able to play. Alexander, injured in the first 10“ minutes, did not talk to reporters. The win ended the longest run without a postseason victory by any NFL team Seattle had been 0-6 since its last playoff win on Dec. 22, 1984. Next week’s game will be the second title game in the 30-year franchise history the Seahawks played for the AFC championship after the 1983 season. “I don’t know if it was me. Those other guys stepped up,” Hasselbeck said. “It was really a team win today.” center_img Alexander, who scored an NFL-record 28 touchdowns this season and led the league with 1,880 yards rushing, lost a fumble without being hit at the Washington 11 on Seattle’s opening drive. He was then hurt with 4:29 left in the first quarter and did not return. Without Alexander, this became Hasselbeck’s game. Not only did he complete 16-of-26 passes for 215 yards and a 29-yard second-quarter touchdown pass to Darrell Jackson, but he scrambled around the right side for a 6-yard TD in the third quarter. “I think he was awesome,” said wide receiver Joe Jurevicius, one of the few Seahawks with Super Bowl experience. “He loses his starting running back and he’s able to overcome that with no problem.” Indeed, Hasselbeck’s work helped overcome three costly turnovers one that kept Seattle from scoring in the first period, a second that led to a Washington field goal and a third in the fourth quarter that the Redskins squandered. Jackson had nine receptions for 143 yards despite playing with a bad back. The Seahawks (14-3) stopped Washington’s six-game winning streak. The Redskins (11-7) were inept on offense for the second week in a row they had 140 yards in the first three quarters after getting a total of just 120 in last week’s win at Tampa Bay. “That’s my responsibility,” Washington coach Joe Gibbs said. “Obviously we wanted to be much more productive than what we were in the playoffs. We have to look to see how we can do a better job offensively.” Washington’s last chance ended in the final minute when Mark Brunell’s desperation fourth-down pass for Santana Moss was batted down by safety Michael Boulware in the end zone. And had it not been for Seattle’s mistakes, the Redskins never would have been in the game against a Seattle defense was able to concentrate on stopping Clinton Portis’ running because only Moss and tight end Chris Cooley were receiving threats. “If he’s not playing at a Pro Bowl level, their offense struggles,” Seattle defensive end Bryce Fisher said of Portis, who gained 41 yards on 17 carries. After Josh Brown’s 33-yard field goal gave the Seahawks a 17-3 lead early in the third quarter, the Redskins finally got going. Brunell hit a wide-open Cooley for 52 yards, then completed a 20-yard TD pass to Moss that deflected off the helmet of Seattle’s Andre Dyson. That cut the Seattle lead to a touchdown just 3:01 into the final quarter. Then Josh Scobee fumbled the kickoff and kicker John Hall recovered, but Hall missed a 36-yard field-goal attempt that could have cut it to four. Brown clinched it with a 31-yard field goal with 2:54 left. Said Hasselbeck: “We’ve got a great feeling in our locker room right now because we did come together. We overcame adversity.” After that first series when Alexander fumbled, there were nine straight three-and-outs, five by the Redskins and four by the Seahawks. Washington never got beyond its own 22 until the second quarter. But after Washington’s fifth futile series, Jimmy Williams fumbled Derrick Frost’s punt at his own 39 and Pierson Prioleau recovered for Washington. From there the Redskins plodded their way to the Seattle 7, setting up Hall’s 26-yard field goal that gave them a 3-0 lead. The Seahawks finally got going after that with Hasselbeck using his legs as well as his arm. He scrambled for 16 yards to help keep the drive moving, then finally hit Jackson, single-covered by safety Ryan Clark, from the Washington 29 to make it 7-3. Seattle then went 81 yards on 10 plays on their first possession of the second half to make it 14-3 with Hasselbeck scrambling in for the touchdown. NOTABLE Darrell Jackson’s 143 yards receiving was a postseason record for the Seahawks. … Washington guard Ray Brown, at 43 the oldest lineman in modern NFL history, played his last game after 20 seasons. … Brown, wide receiver Taylor Jacobs and cornerback Shawn Springs all had to leave the game temporarily for Washington. …. A 32-yard fourth-quarter run by Seattle fullback Mack Strong that helped set up the clinching field goal was the longest in his 13-season NFL career. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more