What if? Paras plays with idea of teaming up with Clarkson at Gilas

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “Imagine what @JordanClarksons and I would do if we were given a chance to play together for Gilas pilipinas,” Paras wrote Monday.The 20-year-old Paras made his Gilas Pilipinas debut last July in the 2017 Jones Cup and won his first Southeast Asian Games gold medal a month later.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 25-year-old Clarkson, who is entering his fourth NBA season, hasn’t played a single game for the Philippines but he remains committed to play barring any scheduling conflict with the NBA.Going back to Paras’ tweet, a Jordan-Kobe backcourt does have a good ring to it. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Photo from Kobe Paras’ Twitter accountRising star Kobe Paras gave Filipino basketball fans something to think about when he posted a photo of himself with Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson on Twitter.Paras played with the idea of teaming up with the Fil-American Clarkson for the Philippine national team which may seem far-fetched at this point, but possible in the future.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Durham rues Meralco’s poor endgame in Game 2 loss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Undersized TNT makes most of it has vs Ginebra giants in loss

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ TNT KaTropa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—TNT team consultant Mark Dickel has drawn up a system suitable for his undersized lineup, but he still rued the glaring size difference between his team and Barangay Ginebra was still a tough bind.The KaTropa lost to the Gin Kings 90-79 in the PBA season opener in Dickel’s first game running the offense.ADVERTISEMENT NBA champions Metta World Peace, Bill Wennington visit Manny Pacquiao Dickel didn’t have his normal power forward in 6-foot-7 Troy Rosario, who’s nursing a deformed nose after his face got hit with an inadvertent elbow from JR Quiñahan in tune-up game against NLEX before the New Year.TNT, though, had a mobile offense that made use of its guards and forwards but the only problem for the KaTropa was their shots just wouldn’t fall.The KaTropa shot the ball 41 times from beyond the arc but they converted only nine of those attempts.“Ultimately, in that game we had to make some more shots if we wanted to have a chance to really trouble them,” said Dickel.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Although the team had some semblance of success going up against the big guys of Ginebra in 7-foot Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar, there was still the factor of getting banged up throughout 48 minutes.“We’re king of out of position, no matter who we put in now,” said Dickel Sunday at Philippine Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDon Trollano, who stands at 6-foot-3 and mainly plays out in the wings, was tasked to play power forward for TNT and help the 6-foot-6 Michael Miranda patrol the paint.“I thought Don was really good, I just thought he got worn down a little bit just having to guard bigger players the whole game,” said Dickel. “Hopefully, over the next months we can play a little bit better and get him more comfortable, and then our offense will look a bit smoother.” LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Briefs: Holland’s 13-year tenure ends as USD basketball coach

first_imgBrad Holland’s 13-year run as basketball coach at San Diego ended Thursday when the school bought out the final year of his contract. Holland, the former UCLA and Lakers point guard who prepped at Crescenta Valley High, was 200-176 at USD with one NCAA tournament appearance and no regular-season West Coast Conference championships. The Toreros upset top-seeded Gonzaga to win the WCC tournament in 2003 and advance to the NCAA tournament. “I love it here,” said Holland, whose twin daughters graduated from USD. “I always felt it was a good fit for me and the university. It’s frustrating that it came to an end.” The Toreros were 18-14 this season and fifth in the WCC. “We need to move our program so that we’re competitive in the upper quartile of our conference, so that we’re competing for the conference championship,” athletic director Ky Snyder said. LSU women’s basketball coach Pokey Chatman said she won’t coach the team in the upcoming NCAA tournament, and The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reported on its Web site the resignation was prompted by the school’s discovery of inappropriate conduct between Chatman and one or more players. The newspaper, citing university sources, offered few details, saying it was unclear when the alleged transgressions took place. ESPN.com reported LSU had found out about an improper sexual relationship between the 37-year-old Chatman and a former player. Chatman is 90-14 at coach of the 10th-ranked Lady Tigers (26-7). IDITAROD: Deborah Bicknell, a 61-year-old rookie musher in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, was located on a wrong trail hours after officials started a search for the woman thought missing along a treacherous stretch of the race. center_img WINTER SPORTS: Reigning snowboardcross world champion Lindsey Jacobellis won the World Cup SBX in single-digit temperatures at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, N.Y. GOLF: Cliff Kresge had twoeagles during a round of 6-under 65 for a two-shot lead after the first round of the PGA’s PODS Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., the first time he has ever led in 114 starts. FOOTBALL: University of Tennessee starting quarterback Erik Ainge has injured his knee and will miss the rest of spring practice, coach Phillip Fulmer said. 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

Man Utd fighting to be second best – Mourinho

first_imgBut Mourinho insisted that there is still plenty for his team to play for in the league this season, with second place and qualification for the Champions League his primary focus.“It makes me feel that they are doing so, so well that they are not letting the others come close to that, as simple as that,” said Mourinho when asked how City’s dominance made him feel.“With the number of points and improvement we have in relation to last season, in normal conditions the distance would be a distance that leaves the fight open.“And, at the moment, the fight is open for second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth but it is practically closed for the first.”However, the Portuguese insisted that falling short to Pep Guardiola’s rampant City, who have dropped just seven points all season, shouldn’t be classified as a failure.“If you tell me all six want to be champion and only one will be champion and the other five fail, I think is too pragmatic a way to look at it because you can do positive work and not win the title,” added Mourinho.“I cannot say that we are doing bad or Tottenham is doing bad or Chelsea is doing bad because the number of points we have are a very reasonable number of points.”Mourinho was talking ahead of the home Premier League meeting with Huddersfield, where United will mark the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster that falls on Tuesday.The United manager paid his respects to the tragedy that shaped his club’s history but insisted that it is also vital that they return to winning ways.“It’s not because of this Munich disaster that the game becomes important for us,” he said. “The game is important because we need points to be the first of the last, we have to try to finish second.”– Better than last season –And Mourinho challenged his players to shrug off the after effects of defeat at Spurs to continue their upward curve in the league this season compared his debut campaign at United last year.“We were first for a few weeks and then we were always second, I don’t remember us being fourth, fifth or sixth, we have been there since the beginning of the season, better than last season in every aspect – points, position, number of goals scored, conceded, better in everything.“So we have to try to stay there and is not easy because there are very good teams. Chelsea is champions again, (had a) fantastic (transfer) market, Liverpool is a great team, Arsenal improved a lot in the market, Tottenham is a fantastic team and they are five points behind us.“So we are doing quite well, with some negative moments, Wednesday was one. It is very important to do better than last season and try to win something, and, if not, do better.”United look set to be without midfielder Marouane Fellaini for several weeks due to a knee injury, but Mourinho had more positive news on Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who he hopes can both return before the end of the month.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho says that, after the loss to Tottenham, United are fighting to be the “first of the last” © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 2 – Jose Mourinho effectively conceded the Premier League title to Manchester City on Friday, admitting that his Manchester United side are competing to be “first of the last” in the table.United lost in midweek at Tottenham, allowing their local rivals to open up a commanding 15-point lead, with just 13 games remaining.last_img read more

Real survive Juve scare to reach CL semis

first_img0Shares0000Nerveless: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his 97th minute winner© AFP OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, Apr 11 – Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid from a shock Champions League exit as his injury-time penalty allowed the holders to edge out Juventus in the most dramatic of quarter-finals on Wednesday, taking them through despite a 3-1 defeat.Real had looked certain to make the last four following last week’s 3-0 first-leg victory in Turin, but Juve staged a sensational comeback in the return at the Santiago Bernabeu. 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) Mario Mandzukic’s two first-half headers kept the dream alive before Blaise Matuidi capitalised on a Keylor Navas error to pull the Italians level with half an hour left.But, just as a thrilling second leg looked to be heading for extra time, English referee Michael Oliver awarded Real a penalty in stoppage time.With the game in the 97th minute, Ronaldo made no mistake from 12 yards, ensuring a 3-1 defeat on the night but a 4-3 win on aggregate.Gianluigi Buffon, making his 125th and perhaps final Champions League appearance before retirement, was sent off for his protests. If it is to be the 40-year-old’s European farewell, it was a sad way to end.On Wednesday morning, Madrid newspaper Marca had revelled in Barcelona’s collapse against Roma the night before with the headline ‘Total Failure’, but Zinedine Zidane’s side came within a whisker of trumping that with an emphatic loss on their own patch.Gianluigi Buffon is awarded a red card by referee Michael Oliver for complaining at the awarding of a stoppage time penalty. Photo D/MReal conceded the opener after just 76 seconds, the fastest they have ever conceded at home in the Champions League.But Ronaldo came up trumps again, scoring in his 11th consecutive fixture in this competition, extending his own record, and keeping Real on course for a third consecutive European triumph.Zidane had handed Gareth Bale his first Champions League start since September but this was far from a night of redemption for the Welshman. He was hauled off at half-time, with Real two down, and replaced by Marco Asensio.– Real exposed –Edin Dzeko needed six minutes to set Roma on their way against Barcelona, but Juve needed just over one.Sami Khedira hung a deep cross to the back post where Mandzukic powered a header past Navas.His second, eight minutes before half-time, was almost a carbon copy. This time it was substitute Stephan Lichtsteiner, on for Mattia De Sciglio, who was given too much space by Marcelo to cross. Again Mandzukic jumped higher than Dani Carvajal as he nodded between Navas’ right hand and the near post.In between, Real had dictated possession and created chances of their own, but Buffon was in imperious form. Just after Mandzukic got his second goal, Raphael Varane rattled the crossbar with a header to which Buffon got his fingertips.Real, though, were shaky at the back, the channel between Marcelo and 21-year-old Jesus Vallejo regularly offering Juve hope.Buffon (L) was sent off for protesting after the penalty award© AFP OSCAR DEL POZOBale’s night was up at half-time as he and Casemiro were replaced by Zidane’s tried-and-trusted duo in Europe of Vazquez and Asensio.However, Real’s defensive problems were exposed again on the hour.Douglas Costa crossed from the right but Navas dropped the ball, allowing Matuidi to stab home and level the tie.Isco drove towards the bottom corner but Buffon’s hand was there and the game looked to be drifting towards extra-time until the 93rd minute.Hanging in the air at the back post, Ronaldo nodded down to Vazquez who looked certain to score from five yards before Medhi Benatia desperately challenged him from behind.Oliver pointed to the spot much and in the ensuing chaos, Buffon was sent off for his protests.Wojciech Szczesny came on to face the decisive strike of the game. Ronaldo exhaled and slammed it into the top right-hand corner to take Real into the semi-finals.last_img read more

DANIEL TO GET THE FREEDOM OF DONEGAL

first_imgDaniel gets Freedom oSinger Daniel O’Donnell is to receive the freedom of the county.The millionaire singer, 50, is to be given the award after an announcement by Mayor of Donegal Cllr Noel McBride said the award is being made in recognition of Daniel’s “outstanding contribution” as an ambassador for his native county.Daniel will be conferred with the Freedom of Donegal at a ceremony on June 22nd at County House in Lifford. His family and friends are all expected to turn up at the ceremony which is rarely awarded.This Sunday the star will officially open the Daniel O’Donnell Visitor’s Centre in Dungloe.   DANIEL TO GET THE FREEDOM OF DONEGAL was last modified: May 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea demand £17.5million for on-loan striker

first_imgChelsea have slapped a £17.5m price tag on Bertrand Traore amid interest from Lyon.According to RMC, the Premier League champions are in talks with the Ligue 1 club about selling the Burkina Faso forward.Traore has spent the season on loan at Ajax, scoring nine goals in 24 Eredivisie appearances.He looks no closer to breaking into the first team at Chelsea, who are expected to strengthen their forward line even further during the window.Lyon are big fans of Traore, however, and are hoping to complete a permanent deal for him.But it has been reported that the £17.5m asking price may dent their hopes of completing a move. 1 Bertrand Traore has spent this season on loan at Ajax last_img read more

GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgFour Masters GAA Club Notes Four Masters’ Lotto Results: There was no jackpot winner of the Annual Lotto for Week 44. Winners of €50 were; Damien Timoney, Castle Street and Deborah Dunnion, Bru na Mara. The numbers drawn were 5, 21, 22, 24. Next week’s jackpot is now standing at €1900. Next draw will be Monday 20th May. To play Four Masters Lotto please speak with Club members.  Senior / Reserve Football: The Seniors and Reserves faced Ardara on Sunday 12th May. The games were played in terrible wintry conditions. Seniors 0-4 Ardara 0-7. Reserves 1-9 Ardara 0-9.Ladies Football: U16 B Ladies County Semi Final Four Masters v Carndonagh has been scheduled for Monday 20th May. Exact time and venue to be confirmed. The very best of luck girls!  U10’s: Damien Dunnion’s Under 10’s will meet St Naul’s on Thursday 16th May for a friendly at Tirchonaill Park. The very best of luck boys! U8’s Footballers: Please note U8’s have now started meeting for training on Monday’s 6.30 – 7.30, rather than Tuesday evenings. GAA Discussion Forum: Donegal GAA Supporters Club are holding a Discussion Forum, in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny on Wednesday 22nd May at 8pm. Special guests on the night are Martin McHugh, Anthony Molloy, John Lynch, and Pat McAnneney, compere on the night will be Highland Radios own Charlie Collins, music entertainment will be provided by Pat Gallagher (Goats Don’t Shave ) Eddie Gallagher and David Craig. Admission isonly €10. All proceeds go to training fund of all our county teams. For tickets please contact Aidan Cannon 0871223177 or An Grianan Theatre 074 9120777.come along and feel the atmosphere in the lead up to the Donegal /Tyrone game. Hurling Blitz: U10 Hurlers will play their first blitz in Tirchonaill Park this Sunday 19th May. Teams from Ballyshannon, Sligo and Letterkenny will be attending. Good luck to the young Gael’s!  GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

‘Anthony Martial has not delivered for Man United’, says Sam Allardyce

first_img 2 2 Martial has scored 36 goals in three seasons at Manchester United “We’ve seen the odd flash of his brilliance, but by now he should be showing that brilliance on a more regular basis.“He should be hitting top form more often than not.“He’s had two managers now and both managers have found it difficult to find him a regular place in the Man United side.” Anthony Martial apparently wanted to leave Old Trafford this summer, but Man United did not want to let him go His move from Monaco made the French forward the most expensive teenager at the time, but he has struggled to thrill United fans or managers.Martial is out of favour under Jose Mourinho, making just one appearance so far this season, and he was linked with leaving the Premier League club over the summer amid reports he is not wanted by the manager.Despite this, it is claimed United are ready to hand the 22-year-old a new long-term deal.“I’m very surprised if they have offered him a five-year contract in all honesty,” Allardyce said on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“The lad is in his fourth season at Manchester United and I don’t think anybody would actually say he has delivered consistently. Sam Allardyce is stunned by reports Manchester United are offering Anthony Martial a new five-year contract, saying the Frenchman is not delivered for the Red Devils.The former England boss says Martial has failed to live up to expectations since arriving at Old Trafford for £36million in 2015.last_img read more

TAOISEACH APOLOGY: NOW NORTH MUST FOLLOW SUIT, SAYS DONEGAL MAN

first_imgA CO Donegal man leading a campaign for justice for victims of clerical sexual abuse in the North has welcomed tonight’s State apology from An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to survivors of the Magdalene Laundries.But Michael Connolly says the Northern state needs to follow suit when it comes to clerical sex abuse.“My heart goes out to the Survivors of the Magdalene Laundries and their families. I’m sure the long-awaited apology by the Taoiseach is very welcome,” said Mr Connolly. “Unfortunately because of the length of time it has taken to establish and complete this report; many of these woman are not with us to hear those simple words, “it was not your fault and we are deeply sorry”.“We can only look forward to the day that the leaders of the Northern Ireland Government and the Ecclesiastical make a similar statement; to that which the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, made this evening to the survivors of the Magdalene laundries.”Mr Connolly asked how many Northern survivors will not be with us because of the time it will have taken for the Northern Ireland Assembly to initiate a Clerical abuse enquiry?“How long is it going to take before we hear, Peter D Robertson MLA and Martin McGuinness MLA, on behalf of the Northern Ireland State, make a heartfelt apology to Northern Ireland survivors?” he asked. “There is light at the end of the tunnel for institutional Survivors, which is very welcome, but how long is going to take before Clerical abused Survivors get to speak their truth.”It’s thought dozens of women from Donegal were sent to the Laundries over a 60-year period, most undocumented.In his speech to the Dail Mr Kenny said: “I, as Taoiseach, on behalf of the State, the Government and our citizens deeply regret and apologise unreservedly to all those women for the hurt that was done to them.”Mr Kenny said Law Reform Commission President Judge John Quirke will undertake a review to assess how the Government can provide payments to victims.An emotional Mr Kenny, who cried as he made his speech, spoke directly to the women in the public gallery and said that society had failed them and forgotten them. He said: “This is a national shame for which I’m deeply sorry and offer my full apologies.”Magdalene survivors welcomed the apology, saying it vindicates their campaign and removes any stigma.The apology was welcomed by victims as well as politicians on all sides.TAOISEACH APOLOGY: NOW NORTH MUST FOLLOW SUIT, SAYS DONEGAL MAN was last modified: February 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:SAYS DONEGAL MANTAOISEACH APOLOGY: NOW NORTH MUST FOLLOW SUITlast_img read more