Tanduay tabs solo 3rd; Marinero stuns Racal

first_imgLATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer View comments A more confident Von Tambeling showed up as Tanduay crushed Batangas, 111-86, to move to solo third place in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Urdaneta leg kicks off Milo 42k series Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commissioncenter_img Tambeling scattered 28 points, five rebounds and three steals, while Lester Alvarez added 20 points, six boards, and six assists as the duo captained the Rhum Masters’ third quarter breakaway.“[Coach] said he got me for my scoring and for my effort, so I had to do my part,” said Tambeling, who was once an upstart guard for Letran.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’“We know the implications and the impact of this game to the standings,” said coach Lawrence Chongson as Tanduay improved to a 5-2 record.In the second game, Jeffrey Javillonar found Achie Iñigo inside the paint for the go-ahead basket with 44.2 ticks left as Marinerong Pilipino slipped past Racal Motors, 72-71. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marinero trailed by 10 points with 3:07 left but answered back with a commanding 11-0 run, including two big triples from Joseph Marata and a three-point play from Iñigo.Iñigo led Marinero with 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds. —WITH CARLO ANOLIN AND KRISTOFER PURNELLSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Paradelast_img read more

College basketball still under cloud of recruiting scandal

first_imgFILE – In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo ,Duke’ R.J. Barrett (5) shoots against a Toronto defender during a college basketball exhibition game in Mississauga, Ontario. Barrett was the lone freshman included in the Associated Press preseason All-America team. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP, File)A federal trial revealed more details of a pay-to-pay recruiting scandal, darkening the cloud hanging over college basketball for a second straight season.But will it make a difference? Outside of a handful of suspensions, the curtain pullback of the sport’s worst-kept secret had little impact last year. The 2018-19 season could take a similar route.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown No. 4 Duke has all those talented freshmen, No. 5 Virginia has plenty of talent coming back and motivation after losing in the NCAA first round, and No. 6 Tennessee has the type of roster that could lead to the program’s first Final Four. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Biles sets record by picking up 13th world championship gold MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? THE FRESHMEN: More high-level freshmen seem to have huge impacts every season and this year should be no different. Duke has three of the top freshmen on one team, with projected No. 1 NBA pick R.J. Barrett, projected rim wrecker Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish adding another five-star haul to Coach K’s loaded recruiting class.Indiana coach Archie Miller got a huge boost toward getting the Hoosiers back to the NCAA Tournament by convincing Romeo Langford to stay in state.North Carolina’s Nassir Little could be an NBA lottery pick after this season, Quentin Grimes is Kansas coach Bill Self’s latest high-level freshman guard and Keldon Johnson may be the best player among coach John Calipari’s latest stellar recruiting class.MID-MAJOR MARK: Mid-major programs should get a boost of confidence this year after watching UMBC beat Virginia to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 and Chicago-Loyola’s improbable run to the Final Four.This season has plenty of deep-run-potential mid-majors.No. 7 Nevada has its highest preseason ranking and coach Eric Musselman has a loaded roster in Reno. Buffalo has five of its top six scorers back from a team that knocked off Arizona in the opening round of the NCAAs.Marshall and coach Dan D’Antoni have plenty coming back after knocking off Wichita State in last year’s opening round and Western Kentucky landed one of the nation’s top freshmen in big man Charles Bassey. And never count out Loyola-Chicago and Sister Jean after what they did last year.THE FAVORITES: Kansas is the preseason No. 1 for the third time behind a loaded roster that includes a stellar recruiting class and preseason All-American Dedric Lawson, a transfer from Memphis.No. 2 Kentucky has a similar type of roster, with former Stanford forward Reid Travis now in Lexington to lead a young, talented team.No. 3 Gonzaga reached the Final Four two seasons ago and may have a more talented roster this season, though it will have to play the first two months without do-it-all forward Killian Tillie due to an ankle surgery. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Two trials are still coming and more details could emerge from a federal investigation into shady recruiting practices, so college basketball may still feel a major jolt.But the sport is perhaps better than ever on the court. Scoring remains up, more star-in-the-making freshmen dot rosters across the country, blue blood programs have restocked and the mid-majors have more reason for optimism after Loyola-Chicago’s Final Four run.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 ChrissUnless something monumental arises from the investigation or the NCAA, don’t expect too much to change.“If it’s not the most-watched sport in America, I’m not sure what is,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. “You have six games a night, so I think the state of our game is fine. If things happened, we all know they shouldn’t have happened, but that doesn’t affect the state of our game and the way people go about doing their business.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum College basketball was rocked before the 2017-18 season started when 10 people, including four assistant coaches from prominent programs, were arrested on accusations that they funneled up to six-figure payments to top-tier recruits to influence their choice of schools, apparel companies and agents.More accusations came out during the season and a federal trial last month led to the convictions of three men on fraud charges. Testimony during the trial revealed more accusations of paying players by Arizona, Louisville, Kansas, Duke, Oregon and North Carolina State, among others.The NCAA has created new rules based on recommendations by a commission headed by Condoleezza Rice in hopes of curtailing the pay-to-play practices, but may not punish any programs or coaches ensnared in the probe until after the final trial, which is scheduled for after the Final Four in Minneapolis.“Just like Wall Street, no matter how many regulations there are, there are always going to be people that when the stakes are high and there’s a lot of money involved that don’t follow the guidelines,” Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said. “Not that I don’t appreciate what the Rice Commission did and what they’re trying to accomplish. I get all that, but you’re not going to stop it. If people don’t want to do the right thing, you’re not going to stop them.”A few things to look for on the court during the 2018-19 men’s college basketball season:ADVERTISEMENT 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Water main break in FSJ

first_imgPhoto: Crews work to repair the broken water main outside of Shoppers Drugmart – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caA water main break in Fort St. John forced the city to shut water off to some local businesses.- Advertisement -Here’s Director of Infrastructure and Capital Works Victor Shopland…[asset|aid=1281|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=bef71dd33f8cd94759b35c1d3f3e6e4d-shopland 1_1_Pub.mp3]The leak occured at 104th Avenue, east of 100th, right next to Shoppers Drug Mart.We will have more information as it becomes available.Advertisementlast_img read more

Gor Mahia begin title defense in Mombasa

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia players celebrate on the podium after lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Champions Gor Mahia will start their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title defense at the Mbaraki Complex in Mombasa when the new season begins on December 8 after the league managers released fixtures this afternoon.K’Ogalo will come face to face with the side that inflicted on them their first loss of the season at the Mbaraki Complex and will be breathing revenge. They will play the tier just a week after the season-opening Charity Shield on December 1 against the winner of the SportPesa Shield. This will be the first time since the new era of the KPL that the top tier starts in December as the local league begins a process to conform to international calendars as stipulated by CAF.The 2018/2019 season is expected to fold in May next year while the new season kicks off in August, just like most leagues worldwide.This follows a directive by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to have all leagues in the continent start and end within the same period of time – August to May.-KCB, Western Stima KCB FC head coach Elvis Ayany is tossed up in the air by players and backroom staff after guiding the side back to the Kenyan Premier League. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMeanwhile, KCB who return to the top tier after a three-year absence will start their campaign away from home against Kakamega Homeboyz while Western Stima will mark their return to top flight against Posta Rangers in Nairobi.The winner of the relegation/promotion play off pitting Nakumatt and Ushuru FC will square it out with Sofapaka while AFC Leopards will come up against Kariobangi Sharks, most likely with a new coach after the exit of Rodolfo Zapata.KPL opening weekend fixturesSaturday: Playoff winner vs Sofapaka (Ruaraka), Mathare United vs Chemelil Sugar (Kasarani Stadium), Bandari vs Gor Mahia (Mbaraki Complex), AFC Leopards vs Kariobangi Sharks (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos), Kakamega Homeboyz vs KCB (Bukhungu Stadium), Posta Rangers vs Western Stima (Ruaraka).Sunday: Zoo FC vs Nzoia Sugar (Kericho), Sony Sugar vs Tuske (Awendo)r, Vihiga United vs Ulinzi Stars (Mumias).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgTHIS is one wedding video you’ll want to watch over and over again.Dean Conaghan from Mountcharles surprised new wife Maria by singing this wonderful tribute to her – Ave Maria…the Beyoncé version. Watch, listen, enjoy – and share! DDTV: DONEGAL GROOM’S STUNNING SONG STUNS NEW WIFE AT WEDDING was last modified: December 3rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:Dean ConaghanMariaMOUNTCHARLESweddinglast_img read more

CONFIRMED: Manchester City clinch £43million Bernardo Silva signing from Monaco

first_img The Portuguese international wants the number 22 jersey at the Etihad Stadium 1 Manchester City have announced the signing of Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva.It is understood City will pay £43million for the 22-year-old, who will officially move on July 1.It means City have won the race for the Portugal international ahead of neighbours Manchester United, who were also interested in him.The player flew into Manchester Airport on Thursday night and negotiations were swiftly concluded.“It feels great. To be honest I’m now at one of the best teams in the world. To be part of this club and to have this opportunity is great,” Silva told his new club’s official website.“I’m very happy to be part of Manchester City’s team and I look forward to trying to do my best to help the team reach their goals.“Of course when you have the opportunity of being trained by (Pep) Guardiola, you don’t say no. If not the best coach in the world, he is one of the best.“As we all know, what he did in Barcelona and Bayern Munich was amazing and we expect also here that he will win titles. It’s great to be working with him and to have this opportunity.”Silva’s arrival signals the start of manager Guardiola’s overhaul of a squad which finished a disappointing third in the Premier League in his first season in charge.On Thursday the club announced the departures of goalkeeper Willy Cabellero, full-backs Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna – in addition to the previously-known exit of Pablo Zabaleta – and winger Jesus Navas as the clear-out of players signed by previous managers began.Midfielder Yaya Toure is also out of contract this summer and, despite fighting his way back into the reckoning having initially been frozen out by Guardiola, his future remains in the balance.The Ivory Coast international would have to accept a pay cut to stay on with a short-term deal, although the suggestion from the 34-year-old’s advisers is that the financial side would not be a problem.It means Guardiola is likely to be looking for at least five new signings this summer as he seeks to close the 15-point gap to champions Chelsea.last_img read more


first_imgThe 10% cut to Special Needs Assistants will still go ahead in September despite today’s u-turn by the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn.Fianna Fáil has welcomed Minister Quinn’s late realisation that he made a mistake in signing off an additional 12% cut in resource teaching hours. But the party’s Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has expressed concern that this latest u-turn has not been extended to the additional 10% cut in SNAs.Deputy McConalogue explained, “It will come as a relief to parents and teachers that Minister Quinn once again has realised he made yet another mistake in targeting children with special needs for more cuts in September. However this is not the ‘full reversal’ of special needs cuts that the Minister wants us to believe it is, and which is needed. While he has decided to reverse the 12% cut to resource hours, Minister Quinn’s 10% cut to SNAs still stands. “This means that the 22,000 children who need SNAs will still see a reduction in that support when schools resume in September. The Minister has shown today that it is possible to find the money to protect crucial services for children with special needs when the will is there to do so. I am urging him to do the right thing and reverse the SNAs cuts too, so that no child with special needs suffers a reduction in support from September.“It is interesting that the Minister chose to bundle this announcement out on the eve of the Fianna Fáil motion calling for the reversal of SNA cuts and at a time when the entire news agenda is dominated by the Anglo Irish Bank tapes. It points to yet another failure of judgement on the part of Minister Quinn, and the timing of the announcement suggests a hope that questions about his leadership of his Department will be drowned out.“We recognise the fact that resource hours are being restored and parents will welcome this, but the axe remains over Special Needs Assistants. We will be pushing ahead this evening and tomorrow in our effort to get government backbencher support for the campaign to reverse SNA cuts.”  QUINN’S PARTIAL U-TURN ON SNAs ‘NOT ENOUGH’ SAYS DONEGAL TD was last modified: June 25th, 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:QUINN’S PARTIAL U-TURN ON SNAs ‘NOT ENOUGH’ SAYS DONEGAL TDlast_img read more

Does Messi have to move away from Barcelona to seal greatness?

first_img Tags: ArgentinabarcelonaCristiano RonaldoEvertonHuddersfield TownLionel MessiNewcastle UnitedPeleRonaldo Da Limatopzinedin zidane Messi has scored 608 goals for Barcelona (Agency Photos)Over the years, some football fans across the globe have come out to claim that Lionel Messi thrives because he plays for Barcelona.The numbers tend to throw some truth in the allegation as the Argentine captain has almost done it all for Barca but not anywhere else, sadly, not even for his country.When you look at the fact that he has won 32 trophies with Barca and scored an incredible 608 goals, it just sums up the issue.Despite all that, Messi is still yet to win anything for his beloved Argentina at senior level, the only other jersey he had donned aside from Barca’s.The only victories he has achieved with the Albiceleste is, winning the U17 World cup in 2005 and also helping them to their only Gold Medal at the Olympics back in 2008.Not that the two don’t count, but just that they are not senior level triumphs and will always be ignored by the football faithful.However, not that Messi has not tried as he has come close on not fewer than three occasions, all being finals which he and Argentina have lost narrowly with his impact minimal.They lost 1-0 to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final and went on to lose to Chile on penalties in the 2015 and 2016 Copa America finals.That brings a lot of questions and an endless debate to whether Messi can thrive elsewhere apart from Barcelona.When his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Italy, the world opened their eyes to see if the Portuguese goal machine would thrive in a third league and he has so far, as per me.Scoring 26 goals in 38 games may be below the standards Ronaldo set at Real but good enough numbers to prove he still got it even at the age of 33.Ronaldo has scored 26 goals in 36 games for Juventus so far.The reason i bring Ronaldo here is because there would possibly be no Messi without Ronaldo as both greats have pushed one another to limits that the football world has never seen or heard of before.Unlike Messi of course, Ronaldo had done it all in the Premier League, La Liga and now trying to seal it in the Serie A, yet Messi continues thriving at the only place he knows how to – Spain.Not that it is a crime after all he plays for the best club in the world, so why does he have to move to a side below the standards of Barca?Many people would love to see how he would thrive in England and i too would but looking at the numbers he has continuously puts out against English opposition in the Champions League, suggest he can, if chance ever presents itself.In 32 games against the English top 6, Messi has scored an incredible 24 goals and managed 13 assists, number that cannot be matched by any other footballer on the globe.To think he has achieved that against the so called cream of English football, why wouldn’t he do likewise against sides like Everton, Newcastle United or Huddersfield Town?This takes me back to the earlier question, of whether he has to move in order to seal his greatness. I don’t think he has to, after all he plays for the best and when he comes up against the second best, he does his thing and everyone is left holding their breath.When you look at the greats of the game, most of whom we regard as the greatest of all time, they didn’t have to move from one League to another in order to seal their spots in the history of football.Say Pele and Zidane for instance. The Brazilian sealed his spot at only Santos while Zidane did it at only two clubs, Juventus and Real Madrid.Yes some have played in as many as four League or more, say, Ronaldo Da Lima but that didn’t make him any better than Pele or Zidane.For me and for all its worth, Messi will always be the greatest of his generation and of the greatest of all time, even if he stays at only Barcelona.For the meanwhile, I will just resort to enjoying the little magician do his thing while he lasts, after all he is not here forever.Comments last_img read more

Half-time: Wigan 0 Chelsea 2

first_imgChelsea – and new signing Eden Hazard in particular – made a blistering start to their Premier League campaign.The European Champions were 2-0 up after only seven minutes, with Belgian starlet Hazard involved in both goals.He skipped away from his man and threaded through a perfect pass for Branislav Ivanovic, who fired in the opener.Frank Lampard then netted from the penalty spot after Hazard had been brought down by Ivan Ramis.Hazard was handed his league debut for the Blues and fellow new arrival Oscar is among the substitutes.Ryan Bertrand was given a starting place ahead of Daniel Sturridge, while Ramires is out because of illness.Chelsea transfer target Victor Moses was included in Wigan’s starting line-up.Click here for the Wigan v Chelsea quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

CSU Chico Ag dean takes reins of California Cattlemen

first_imgAssociate Dean Dave Daley of the CSU, Chico College of Agriculture was named president of the California Cattlemen’s Association at the organization’s Centennial Celebration, Dec. 1-3 in Sparks, Nevada. Daley also received honors at the 2016 Western Nugget National Hereford Show held concurrently.Meanwhile, CSU, Chico senior animal science major Rebecca Swanson was elected chairwoman of the California Young Cattlemen’s Committee, and animal science professor Kasey DeAtley was recognized as …last_img read more