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Hotshots eye 2-0 lead

first_imgCarpio 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 As impressive as Magnolia’s stunning victory was in Game 1 of the PBA Philippine Cup  Friday night, San Miguel coach Leo Austria was quick to remind the Hotshots of their daunting task ahead: They would have to beat them three more times to win the title.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew La Salle waltzes past overmatched UE, books Final 4 berth Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ “We have to continue to have that mindset that we are the underdogs in the series,” said Sangalang in Filipino. “That helped us in Game 1 because we played without pressure even if we were down by 20 points.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Hotshots brace for a strong response from the Beermen following a Game 1 meltdown on Sunday night when they shoot for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series for the All-Filipino crown at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.While coach Chito Victolero was a picture of relief after the 105-103 triumph where his team clawed their way back from a 20-point deficit to grab the head start in the series, Austria remained calm and composed, fully aware that his team can turn things around.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“The good thing with this is that they have to beat us four times before they’ll be declared as champion,” said Austria of the Hotshots, who outscored the Beermen, 30-14, in the final quarter to pull off the comeback.“I think we have to regroup and for the players not to lose their composure. And fortunately, we still have time and a lot of games to bounce back from this kind of game.” The Beermen seemed to have ripped the game wide open in the third quarter when they grabbed a 72-52 lead only for the Hotshots to rally, behind Ian Sangalang, Jio Jalalon and rookie Robbie Herndon, who proved effective playing against SMB’s zone defense with a couple of triples.“It’s very disappointing and frustrating. I guess we fell in love with our defense because it gave us a lot of glory in the past few games,” Austria said. “But I was not able to react at the time when we needed to go back to man-to-man. And it’s my fault.”Austria also couldn’t get his bench players going as only Chris Ross scored among the reserves—chipping in a single point.“Maybe that’s the reason why we lost this game,” Austria said, after the Hotshots outscored them, 47-1 on bench points.Sangalang more than held his ground against four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo in the series opener, scoring 29 points, two less than the output of his SMB counterpart. But Sangalang hit the baskets that mattered most, while holding Fajardo to just six points in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

CANU, Police in blame game

first_imgOIA sexual assault…family seeking legal adviceTop officials from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have withdrawn themselves from the alleged sexual assault perpetrated on a teen at the Ogle International Airport (OAI).A 17-year-old girl was alleged to have been cavity searched over the weekend as she was about to depart Guyana for Barbados. In the process, she was sexually assaulted.While Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Major General (Retd) Michael Atherly, has acknowledged receiving a report of the incident, the top CANU official has denied that one of his officers was responsible.Atherly told Guyana Times on Monday that the offence was carried out by a member of the GPF, whom he claimed allegedly conducted the search of the passenger’s cavity.Contacted on Monday, ‘C’ Division Commander Eon Cooper also denied having knowledge that a Police rank was responsible for the act. He brushed aside allegations that the rank is under close arrest, but said he received reports surrounding the matter and an investigation has been launched.Efforts to contact Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams, proved futile.A close relative of the young lady has said the family is seeking professional/legal advice on the matter, and, as such, declined to comment further.If the Policewoman is found culpable, she stands to be demoted, fined, or dismissed from the GPF.The female teen was in process of visiting her relatives on Sunday when she allegedly was subjected to a “strip search” by officers at the airport before being placed in a room.It was there that a female officer allegedly inserted her “finger” in the girl’s private parts. The law enforcement rank reportedly asked the teen to “spread out and cough”.But Atherly has already condemned the officer’s actions as he stated that the search done on the teenager was carried out in an improper manner.This incident is being seen as important given the Shanique Myrie case which saw her being paid US$38,000 by the Barbadian Government after she alleged that she was sexually assaulted and raped by a female immigration officer in Barbados during a cavity search.Myrie was awarded damages by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) after she filed a lawsuit claiming she was subjected to a dehumanising cavity search by the female immigration officer at Grantley Adams International Airport, locked in a filthy room overnight, and deported to Jamaica in March 2011.last_img read more

Defoe will get ‘better and better’ at Sunderland, insists Poyet

first_imgSunderland boss Gus Poyet believes January signing Jermain Defoe will get “better and better” during his stay with the Black Cats.The ex-Tottenham striker endured an unhappy return to White Hart Lane on Saturday, having failed to score in a club debut for the first time in his career as a late Christian Eriksen strike secured a 2-1 Spurs win.Defoe struggled to make an impact against his former club before being substituted in the 74th minute, although the 32-year-old could have won a penalty when he tumbled over Vertonghen’s planted leg in the first half.Yet, Poyet was still encouraged by the frontman’s display.“He started brightly, he was sharp,” said the Black Cats boss.“If he got the penalty and he scores we’re talking about a great debut.“The referee, though, didn’t see what everybody else saw clearly.“He was looking for his chance and I played him a bit longer than expected.“He will get better and better and when he gets that first chance he will put the ball in the back of the net.“It was a good start and a great place for him to start playing for us.”Sunderland remain 16th in the table, one point above 18th-placed Hull, who play West Ham on Sunday.“When the winning goal is so late, it hurts,” Poyet added.“But it is part of football, you have to be good until the last minute, not the 88th or the 89th.”last_img read more

Chelsea confirm Brazilian starlet has left Stamford Bridge on loan

first_imgChelsea have confirmed that promising midfielder Nathan will return to Vitesse for another loan next season.Chelsea landed the 20-year-old from Atletico Paranaense last July and sent him straight out on loan to the Dutch club.He made 18 Eredivisie appearances, scoring twice, and showed glimpses of why he is rated as one of the best young talents from Brazil.And now he will get the chance to secure more senior first-team football in Holland after Chelsea agreed to send him to Vitesse for the whole of the coming season too. Can Nathan ever make it at Chelsea? 1last_img read more

A ‘great season’ comes to a finish

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Despite a losing record, Valencia upset Royal of Simi Valley in the first round and gave top-seeded Santa Barbara a scare in the second round. Saugus and Hart appeared in tournament finals. The 3-1 loss to two-time defending Div. II champion Thousand Oaks was just the third of the season for Hart (22-3-1). “It was very successful,” Ramirez said of the Indians’ season. “This is just one game. Unfortunately, soccer is a sport where anything can happen. It’s hard to end this way, but we won 22 games. They’ve got to keep their heads up. “It was a great season. I just didn’t think it’d come to an end this soon.” Done at 41: Hart senior forward Matt Valaika finished his record-setting season with 41 goals, 13 more than the previous school season record. Valaika scored three goals during the playoffs, including the Indians’ lone strike at Thousand Oaks. “I was hoping we’d shut him out, but he got one against us, too,” Thousand Oaks coach Mark Tietjen said. Valaika gave Hart the lead early in the second half. After knocking in the shot from a few feet out, he pulled his shirt over his head and was mobbed by teammates who piled on top of him. The goal could be the last of Valaika’s soccer career. He’s the starting shortstop on Hart’s baseball team, which begins its season next week, then is headed to UC Santa Barbara on a baseball scholarship. Valaika scored 68 goals the past two seasons. Early exit: Saugus, the Foothill League’s third-place team, was eliminated Friday in a soggy 3-1 first-round loss at Crespi of Encino. Junior midfielder Larry Guizar scored the Centurions’ lone goal. Heather Gripp, (818) 713-3607 heather.gripp@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THOUSAND OAKS – Few of the Hart High’s boys’ soccer players sitting dejected after Tuesday’s Southern Section Div. II playoff loss to Thousand Oaks seemed convinced by coach Robert Ramirez’s words that they should be proud of themselves. Foothill League teams have been relegated to the sidelines in boys’ soccer, but the there was much to take pride in this season: League champion Hart was in the Div. II rankings all season. Unlike last season, when all Foothill representatives were eliminated in the first round, the league advanced two teams to the second round of postseason. last_img read more

Liverpool target ‘agrees Real Madrid move’, Man United star to West Ham?

first_img Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Will Chris Smalling leave Man United for West Ham this summer? GOSSIP Here’s a round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Friday’s newspapers and online… RANKED 2 Arsenal are monitoring Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze after the midfielder signalled he wants to move to the Premier League. The 26-year-old scored Germany’s World Cup-winning goal in Brazil in 2014, but missed the cut for this year’s tournament, and could be available for around £18million – FULL STORYManchester United are determined to stop Anthony Martial from leaving the club over the summer. Tottenham and Juventus are reportedly tracking the 22-year-old Franchman after his agent sensationally claimed this week he wants to move away. (The Times)Barcelona have set their sights on a summer swoop for Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. The Catalans are looking to replace Andres Iniesta this summer and 27-year-old Gundogan, 27, could cost them in excess of £50million. (The Sun)In-demand goalkeeper Alisson has agreed “personal terms” with Real Madrid, but Roma want £70million to hand him over. Liverpool and Chelsea have both tracked the Brazilian, but Real Madrid appear to have won the race. It appears they now have to up their bid, though, having offered £52million so far – FULL STORYChelseahave turned down an £18m bid from Premier League rivals Arsenalfor Brazil defender David Luiz – FULL STORY Meanwhile, Chelsea are reportedly preparing a move for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, 23. (Football Italia) LIVING THE DREAM 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland heading off REAL DEAL ‘perfect fit” center_img West Ham are plotting a move for Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling, with new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini given a £70m transfer budget. (Metro)The east Londson club are moving closer to landing defender Alfie Mawson and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in a double swoop from Swansea. (Sky Sports)Juve are plotting a £25million raid on Crystal Palace for Patrick van Aanholt if Alex Sandro moves to Manchester United. (The Sun)Swansea City turned down an £8million bid by Fulham for Ghana forward Jordan Ayew. (Sky Sports)Juventus and Chelsea are interested in Atletico Madrid central defender Stefan Savic, 27, according to his agent. (TuttoJuve) IN DEMAND three-way race Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold ‘blown away’ by relaxed England training campNeil Warnock fears for his job after seeing Cardiff’s fixturesPSG express interest in Chelsea and Liverpool target Alex TellesWest Ham set to sign Barcelona defender MarlonNapoli to wait until after World Cup to conclude signing of Tottenham Hotspur star Mousa DembeleJack Wilshere drops HUGE hint he will leave Arsenal this summerlast_img read more

GAA PRESIDENT GETS SPECIAL WELCOME AT SCOIL CHOLMCILLE

first_imgCholmcille Football & Hurling Team Guard of HonourPresident of the GAA Liam O Neill has been given a warm welcome at Scoil Cholmcille Letterkenny as part of his promotion of Ulster Féile 2014.The President took part in a short Q&A with 5th and 6th class pupils.Scoil Cholmcille football and hurling teams formed a Guard of Honour to welcome him to the school. Sean Boyle, President of St Eunan’s GAA club, Paul Carr Chairman of St Eunan’s GAA Club were in attendance as well.And of course Mr Rory Kavanagh, County player and teacher along with Mr Paraig Cannon sincerely welcomed the GAA President.Mr O’Neill entertains some teachers…including county star RoryPaul Carr- Chairman St Eunan’s GAA club/Charlie McAteer-Secretary St Eunan’s GAA club/Sean Boyle-President St Eunan’s GAA club.Liam O Neill-President GAA/Paraig Cannon-Principal/Sean Boyle-President St Eunan’s club/Rory Kavanagh-County Player & Scoil Cholmcille teacher.   GAA PRESIDENT GETS SPECIAL WELCOME AT SCOIL CHOLMCILLE was last modified: May 13th, 2014 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:GAA presidentLiam O’Neillscoil cholmcilleSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

Picture Special: St Mary’s GAA club goes smoke free – and ladies get awards

first_imgThe GAA has praised a Co Donegal club – for becoming just the second in the country to make their club grounds smoke-free.St Mary’s GAA club in Convoy officially launched the plans this weekend.Grants and signage are available from the GAA to other clubs under its ‘Healthy Clubs’ initiative. Stacey Cannon. The National Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator at Croke Park, said the organisation is keen to encourage clubs to introduce smoke-free communities rather than introducing a ban and praised Convoy for the initiative.“We know this is not going to happen overnight. It’s about wanting to normalise the fact that smoking no longer takes place sat the side of a pitch or training ground. St Mary’s engaged with our programme and we are delighted at the example they are setting,” she said.Lorena Barron, the Children’s Officer at the St Mary’s club, said she was delighted to see her proposal backed by the club executive.“I just didn’t think it was fair that I could be watching a game and someone could light up a cigarette beside me and send smoke over the dug-outs,” she said.“We want to encourage a healthy lifestyle and this is one way of doing that.” Smokers will have to go outside the gate for a puff.The move was also welcomed by County Chair Sean Dunnion who was special guest at Saturday’s official ceremony.The club is being helped by the quit.ie website.The GAA has asked clubs who want to introduce the initiatve to email community.health@gaa.ie.Meanwhile the club had its awards night. The fantastic Mairead Browne was named Club Person of the Year, while Aimee Bonner was voted Young Player of the Year.Shauna Ward was voted Most Improved Player of the Year.Pictures: Gabrielle Gallagher.Picture Special: St Mary’s GAA club goes smoke free – and ladies get awards was last modified: November 20th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Masaza Cup: Buddu earn third place finish the hard way

first_imgBuddu walked home with Sh5 million for finishing third. Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–2016 Masaza Cup champions Buddu had to do it the hard way against Busiro to take third place at this year’s championships.Buddu who lost their quest to defend the title to Gomba in the semi final, were in shambles at the start as Busiro went 1-0 ahead as early as the sixth minute when striker Kalule lashed onto a through ball to finish in style.It was soon 2-0 with four minutes to play in the first half as Kalule completed his brace.Buddu showed indications that they were still in it by grabbing one at the stroke of half time through Micdad Ssenyonga.The teams were soon level inside five minutes of the second half as Buddu’s striker Frank Ssebufu headed home his fourth of the campaign.Buddu were clearly the better team and when Ssebufu was brought down inside the area, one result was always expected from the resulting penalty as Ivan Sserubiri ensured that went into the lead for the first time on the night.Ivan Kato made sure that the self-proclaimed best county in Buganda walked home with SH5 million rather than Sh3 million reserved for fourth place finisher.Buddu county chief Vicent Pokino said the consolation was not bad and that his players had done their best for the honours.“I am so pleased with the players because it is always not easy when you are playing for third place but the determination and character they showed makes me believe they will win it next year,” he said.Commentslast_img read more

Runner wins marathon after competitors ahead take wrong turn

first_imgINQUIRER.net stock photoMuch has been said about there being no one road to success.But in the case of the Venice Marathon, there is only one route to the finish line — and a group of runners went the wrong way, reports the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next WATCH: Runner finishes race while accidentally flashing genitalsWhat to do post-run to maximize your results QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles01:16Go goads Robredo to take ICAD post: ‘Tignan natin kung makakatulog ka pa’00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Austria mum on reported SMB-Kia trade #atletical’azzurro Eyob Fanielconquista la #Venicemarathonin 2h12:16#record personale miglioratodi oltre tre minuti pic.twitter.com/mXF47Uo2qx— Atletica Italiana (@atleticaitalia) October 22, 2017His coach Ruggero Pertile said they aim to make him qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games. He just has to make sure that Gebrehiwet is on the right track. JBRELATED STORIES:ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments An Italian of Eritrean origin, Eyob Gebrehiwet, capitalized on this blunder and finished in 2:12:16, beating his personal best by over three minutes.The lead pack of elite runners followed a motorcycle that took a wrong turn 25 kilometers into the race. This led them to be delayed despite having a one-minute lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRunner-up Muhammed Mussa followed two minutes after Gebrehiwet’s bizarre win.This is only the Italian’s second marathon; his first was in Florence. Injuries had prevented him from joining the Venice race in 2015 and 2016. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more