TNT deals Alaska yet another defeat

first_imgRR Pogoy scored 16 points in the fourth period, Jayson Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo knocked down crucial jumpers and the Texters rallied even with import Michael Craig leaving the game as TNT rose to 2-1.Alaska blew leads as large as 14 points and dropped to 0-4 this conference, its streak for futility now up to 12 games dating back to the last conference.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’The 13th game in that streak would be Blackwater on Aug. 23.“We knew all along that Alaska is becoming a very dangerous team [despite their losing streak],” TNT coach Nash Racela said. “Despite the situation they are in, I think it will just be a matter of time before they win again. I just didn’t want that to happen in this game.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trailing practically all of Friday night, TNT KaTropa did all the right things in the endgame on both ends and dealt Alaska another painful defeat, 107-106, in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Fajardo still ready to play in Fiba Asia Cup if calf injury improves OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 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 LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surcenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Craig still went on to lead the Texters with 28 points, with Pogoy finishing with 25 after making a career-high seven triples.LeDontae Henton led the Aces with 42 points, but missed what would have been the game-winning running jumper near the buzzer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Roque says Vicente left UE for ‘personal reasons’

first_imgMaguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer PLAY LIST 01:10Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer01:32Atty Harry Roque comments on Maguindanao massacre verdict03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Taking his place, in an interim basis, is the school’s athletic director Rod Roque who had his first match in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament against Far Eastern University Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Roque, who won eight straight titles as head coach of the UE boys’ volleyball team, said Vicente left the Lady Warriors for “personal reasons.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Coach Francis, I know deep within him why he left,” said Roque in Filipino after their loss to the Lady Tamaraws, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22. “He left personally, he just told us that he would be leaving due to ‘personal reasons.’”“When he said that, we didn’t even bother asking why. We respected his decision. When he said that it’s a personal reason that is what we will say to everyone. Let’s not dig into it.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was the end of an unfruitful era for University of the East when former head coach Francis Vicente left.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Vicente, a multi-titled coach with University of Santo Tomas in the high school division, was UE’s head coach for four years where he compiled a record of 2-45 and those two wins were both against Adamson University.Roque added he wants the Lady Warriors, who fell to a 0-6 hole, to move on from what happened in the past and try to improve on where they are in the UAAP landscape.“I told them ‘we move on’and whatever they experienced in the past let’s just move on,” said Roque. “I won’t change anything under coach Francis’ system because it’s been there for four years.”“What I’ll do is slowly inject my own system. We’ll be correcting our mistakes in the next few days and we will try to improve.”ADVERTISEMENT Magnolia earns twice-to-beat, pulls plug on Meralco’s playoff hopes Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

Impressive season lays groundwork for Pacers future

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Not bad for a team that was supposed to be sitting home and plotting draft strategy long ago.“This was one of the most amazing seasons of my career,” forward Thaddeus Young said. “We played for one another, not as individuals. It’s tough (being eliminated), but this is a great group of guys. We all gave our blood and sweat to the game and each other.”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 crownAnd it could be just the start.The Pacers’ future looks far brighter now than it did 12 months ago after they were swept out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sabonis, a lottery pick in 2016, became a key contributor off the bench. Point guard Darren Collison was the NBA’s most accurate 3-point shooter, and Young and Bojan Bogdanovic thrived in their roles, too.Four of the starting five and Sabonis are already under contract for next season with Young being the lone exception. He and backup point guard Cory Joseph have player options and Pritchard likely will exercise the team option on Lance Stephenson.If Young and Joseph opt in, the Pacers would have their top eight players back from a team that won 48 games, fell just short of finishing in the top four in the Eastern Conference and was within four points late in their final playoff game at Cleveland.“We did an amazing job this year sticking together,” Stephenson said. “This is one of the funnest teams I’ve been on. We left it on the floor every night, every game. Each and every one of us had a goal. Now, everyone in the world knows who we are.”Now, they’re out to prove they can be dramatically better next season.The key may be the continued development of Myles Turner, Indiana’s 22-year-old center and one of the league’s leaders in blocks. The Pacers need him to get stronger and become a better rebounder.At times this season, he showed just how dominant he could be.Now, the Pacers are asking him to stay healthy, become a more consistent scorer and help Oladipo lead this team to greater successes.“I wouldn’t trade this year or the men in that locker room for anyone. It’s been phenomenal,” Oladipo said. “It’s the best locker room I’ve been a part of. It’s been an honor playing with those men and I look forward to growing with them in the future.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES 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 Back then, there questions about Paul George’s future in Indiana loomed heavily over the franchise. By late June, new general manager Kevin Pritchard was forced into a difficult choice when George’s camp made his plans public: Take one more shot at winning a title with George and risk losing him in free agency or start rebuilding immediately.Pritchard opted for a widely panned trade that netted Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.It all turned out just fine for Pritchard and the Pacers.Oladipo emerged as the leader of this young group, earned his first All-Star trip, won the league’s steals title and eventually figured out how to deal with constant double teams, a familiar treatment for superstars.“They obviously have the snake in Vic, unbelievable jump from last year to this year,” LeBron James said after scoring 45 points in a Game 7 victory. “I mean, we all saw the improvement and why he is a franchise-caliber player and everybody on down, they just got a well-rounded team and they definitely pushed us, pushed us to the brink.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Forward step: LeBron, Cavs pushed to limit but not done yet Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Indiana Pacers bench watches late in the second half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 105-101. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers were full of surprises this season.They won more games than expected. They proved more competitive than projected. Heck, they even forced the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs into a decisive seventh game all while receiving the stamp of approval from the world’s best player.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View commentslast_img read more

Man, 50, Beaten to Death

first_imgThe slum community of Nyuanpanton, near New Kru Town heard shouts of ‘rogue, rogue’ Tuesday, September 22, and so residents awoke and captured the ‘rogue’ and inflicted mortal pains on him.The ‘rogue’ was later identified as Mr. Varney Morris Kiazulu, 50, of Popo Beach, whose wife, Evelyn David, relatives told the Daily Observer, was having an affair with a certain man in Nyuanpanton.Nyuanpanton residents who spoke to the Daily Observer said, “We heard someone calling rogue, rogue, and some people rushed out of their homes to catch the rogue.”At the victim’s residence Tuesday, his brother, Edward Z. Konuwa told the Daily Observer, “The victim came home with more than ten bloody marks on his body.” Mr. Konuwa is a consultant at House Speaker Alex Tyler’s office.”“I told him to let the woman go,” Konuwa said, “but it was difficult for my brother.” He said since his brother began having marital problems with his wife, “Varney could not even eat to his satisfaction.”He further stated that sometime last week, “My brother had a confrontation with his wife’s lover in Nyuanpanton.” What brought his death, he said, was the victim’s second attempt to get his wife from her lover’s house.”North Star security officer, Oliver F. Degbe also told the Daily Observer, “His whole body was bleeding when we saw him yesterday morning.”He said police officers who had visited the scene took away Ms. Evelyn David for questioning, which was confirmed by a police source at Zone 1 Depot, near Bong Mine Bridge, Tuesday.Officer Degbe said the late Kiazulu, “was a nice and easy going kind of man.” Our reporter observed a huge number of residents who had gathered at the victim’s residence to sympathize with the family.The victim’s 20-year-old son, Anthony Kiazulu, told the Daily Observer, “I feel bad about how my father has been killed.”He admitted being aware of his mother’s extra-marital affairs with a man whose name he could not reveal to the Daily Observer.“I want the police to get to the bottom of my father’s death,” he said, “and let the law punish everyone involved.”Though the shocking death did not produce tears, the presence of many sympathizers indicated the victim’s good relationship with his neighbors.Anthony and his 12-year-old sister, Antoinette, are the two children from the union of David his wife, the Observer was told.“We are waiting for the police to complete their job before we can take the body,” brother Konuwa told the Daily Observer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Venezuelan jailed for gun, ammo possession

first_imgA Venezuelan was on Monday jailed for two years after he confessed to two counts of illegal firearm possession.Chavez Suarez, through an interpreter, admitted to having 15 live rounds of 9mm ammunition and a Beretta 9mm pistol, while he was at Eteringbang, Cuyuni River on December 7, 2018 without being the holder of a firearm licence.The sentences, which will run concurrently, were handed down by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Suarez told the court that he kept the firearm for his personal protection.However, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on the day in question, ranks from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Eteringbang Police Station observed the foreigner acting in a suspicious manner and decided to search him, uncovering the illegal items in a black handbag.In addition, the unrepresented man was also fined $50,000 for each charge.last_img read more

Dafabet offer accumulator bets for international break

first_img0Shares0000The specials cover all qualifiers from the various continents and markets with their odds spreading from 8.3 to 140 odds.NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 31 – Ahead of the international break, Dafabet has prepared four special accumulator bets to entice punters with great values.With catchy names, such as: United Windom, Fearsome Four, Bore Bore Draw and ZISS Is It, the specials cover all qualifiers from the various continents and markets with their odds spreading from 8.3 to 140 odds. The bets are available on web, SMS and in store under the specials section.Asked about the thinking behind the specials, Bruce Tierney, Trading Executive said: “The break has reduced the amount of games persons can play on, we are committed to giving customers value.”Punters can expect more specials in the coming weeks.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

De Gea latest: Real Madrid’s move for Man United star still ON

first_imgReal Madrid’s move for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has no bearing on Iker Casillas’ future, according to Spanish football expert Graham Hunter.Reports from the Spanish capital on Tuesday evening suggested Casillas was set to stay at the Bernabeu next season – despite some below-par performances this campaign.The La Liga giants have been linked with a £30million move for De Gea – who many believe is the natural long-term successor to the Spain and Real Madrid No.1.And Hunter insists Real may end up with both shot-stoppers at the club next season.Listen to Graham Hunter’s interview with the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show by clicking above and leave your comments below….last_img read more

‘I knew at 15 he was going to be fantastic’ – Redknapp verdict

first_img Rio Ferdinand in action for West Ham This article appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here and follow on twitter @sportmagukSo, you’re temporarily a bowls manager, we’re told. What do you make of bowls?“A load of bollocks. I don’t know anything about it!” Er, what sports do you enjoy?“Nah, I’m just kidding – I do like bowls. I follow all sports. I like boxing, rugby, cricket. I love the golf. I love all sports, really.”Who was your sporting hero growing up?“Muhammad Ali. As I was a young footballer, at 16, Ali was just winning the world title. But I’d seen him before then, winning at the [1960] Olympics as Cassius Clay. He was incredible.”Who’s been the most talented player that you have ever managed?“Gareth Bale had an amazing ability to run, shoot and dribble. Then you had Frank Lampard, who made himself into a great player. Also Rio Ferdinand. When he was 15, I knew he was going to be a fantastic defender.”  What about a wasted talent?“Adrian Randall at Bournemouth. He was a genius. Six foot tall, he used to glide over the pitch, juggling the ball on his foot. He could do it all. We used to play him against Tony Pulis in training and he’d tie him in knots, but he never really made it. He was so laid-back in his attitude. You just wanted to shake him, because this was a talent like I’d never seen.”What’s your favourite film?“The Godfather. I’m not a great film-watcher, but I’d watch that time and time again.” Have you ever been starstruck by anyone?“I played against Pele. He was just incredible. Before Maradona, he was the greatest player in the world. Someone that we all look up to.” What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had from a fan?“People come up to you in strange situations. I had a fantastic horse, it got killed at Taunton races. Bygones In Brid, it was called. It fell at the first hurdle, we were going to Cheltenham with it, real good horse… I’m stood there and I’m in pieces. And this fella goes to me: ‘Arry, can I have a picture with my wife?’ I’m stood there for three minutes while he’s trying to get the camera to work [and he says]: ‘Give us a smile Arry!’ while me horse is laying there dead. I’m thinking: ‘What am I doing?’”If you had to be stuck in a lift with one of your ex-players, who’d be the worst?“Paolo Di Canio would be the worst. Because he’d be screaming [in an Italian accent]: ‘I don’t wanna die!’ He wouldn’t go in an aeroplane.”What would you change about football?“Nothing in the rules. I’d change some of the abuse from supporters. I think some of it is terribly out of order, you know?”Do you think it’s got worse?“Yeah. When I was a kid, I used to go to football and my dad would have a flask of tea and we’d share it with a couple of the away supporters. That’s how it was. We all used to stand together – there was no segregation. Back in the late ’60s, the violence started to creep in. I hate that. Too many people go not to watch football, but to abuse other people.” What’s the best advice you’ve been given?“Be nice to people on the way up, because you’ll meet them on the way down!” Harry Redknapp is back in management thanks to FLEXISEQ. Watch the video here… 1last_img read more

talkSPORT’s Micky Quinn pays tribute to former team-mate Pavel Srnicek

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Micky Quinn has paid tribute to former colleague Pavel Srnicek after he died on Tuesday.  Srnicek, 47, passed away days after suffering a cardiac arrest while out jogging on December 20.  Quinn played with the former Czech Republic international at Newcastle and he described the ex-West Ham, Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday shot-stopper as ‘one of the good people’.Quinn told Drive: “Let me tell you, you come across some team-mates, some good lads, some bad lads in your career but he was a good lad. One of the good people.“I’ll never forget him walking through the changing room on his first day [in 1991], into a Newcastle United dressing room full of characters.“[He was] shy, only a kid and seeing him go from a shy kid to blossom into this lovely personality and he had this wicked sense of humour.“Going to a different country, dealing with all the issues of a foreign player, he came to Newcastle and absolutely loved it.“He had two spells there and the Geordies absolutely loved him.“It was heart-warming on the Saturday when they played the home game.“If you’ve done well for Newcastle, they never forget you and they were singing ‘Pavel is a Geordie’.“That was the joke because he’d been there for that long over two spells and he will be sadly missed and my thoughts go out to his family.”last_img read more

Manning, Colts look rusty in loss

first_img Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers was also forced out in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury. Peppers is expected to play against the Seahawks next week. Alexander may be ready Mike Holmgren said Saun Alexander was “wobbly” and “got dinged around pretty good,” but he is optimistic the NFL rushing champion will be ready to play in the NFC title game Sunday against Carolina. “Obviously, we have an extra day, which is good,” Holmgren said of the seven days between games. “(The doctors) seem to think that he’s going to be fine for next week.” Alexander will undergo more tests to ensure the injury isn’t more extensive than first believed. The league doesn’t require the Seahawks to give an official status on Alexander until Wednesday, when the first injury report is due. But Pro Bowl fullback Mack Strong already has an assessment on Alexander’s return. “No doubt, we have to get No. 37 back,” Strong said. “Whatever we have to do, (we have) to find a way to get him back and healthy in the lineup and ready to play next week.” First and inches The New York Jets interviewed Patriots defensive coordinator Eric Mangini on Sunday night for their vacant head coaching job. The New York staff will interview former Vikings coach Mike Tice today. Jeff Jagodzinski is returning to his home state as Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator. He worked with new Packers coach Mike McCarthy in Green Bay in 1999. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Peyton Manning couldn’t get comfortable against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense Sunday. Then he had to squirm through the latest round of questions about another playoff failure. “All I know is to keep working, to come back next year and be a better quarterback, a better leader,” he said. “You get tired of saying that after every playoff loss because pretty soon, you start running out of years.” Indianapolis looked rusty, particularly Manning, who started out 0 for 4 and 2 for 9. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I said before that we practiced well (during the bye week),” Dungy said. “We played hard and gave ourselves a chance but didn’t make enough plays at the end. They played better than we did.” Steelers coach Bill Cowher also defended Dungy’s strategy. “You fight for that bye to rest your players,” he said. “I’d have done the same thing.” Ailing Panthers Carolina running back DeShaun Foster broke his right ankle in the third quarter Sunday against the Chicago Bears, ending his season before the Panthers go to Seattle next week to play for the NFC championship. center_img By the time he heated up midway through the second quarter, the Colts were down, 14-0. They would never catch up. Coach Tony Dungy dismissed the layoff as a contributing factor in the defeat. last_img read more