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Alaska holds off Meralco

first_img“I’m just happy to win,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said after Mike Harris hit some key baskets in the stretch and Chris Banchero missed a triple double by just two assists after hitting 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a game the Aces couldn’t afford to lose.Meralco’s franchise-best seven-game winning streak came to a halt with the loss, its first since Oct. 12, but one that unveiled the personality of the walking-wounded squad, which almost turned things around in the waning minutes.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 Chriss“They have phenomenal character and they just never gave up,” Compton said as he braces for another clash on a day’s rest on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.Simon Enciso scored 23 points, counting the final two free throws with 7.7 seconds remaining. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Is it a patsy or a crook for Pacquiao’s next foe? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Playing with sustained effort on both ends this time, Alaska held off Meralco, 100-95, Tuesday night to knot their PBA Governors’ Cup Final Four series after two games and take some sort of momentum going into the next game of this playoff that has become a race-to-two affair.The Aces started hot and opened a 20-point lead in the third period but what was most commendable was how they kept their composure in the endgame when the Bolts made a dizzying run to turn things around at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “[In the] first half, I thought our defensive energy and attention to detail was perfect,” Compton said as he paid tribute to his charges for a reversal in effort compared to their lethargic Game 1 stand that led to a 97-92 loss.Allen Durham struggled for his 24 points for the Bolts, as the Alaska defense concentrated on him all night.Meralco rallied behind Nico Salva, who tied his career high with 20 points, and Baser Amer, who hit a triple with under a minute left that had the Bolts coming within three points.Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra tries to overhaul a 0-2 deficit starting with Wednesday’s Game 3 with a little bit of history on its side.Only one of 36 teams that fell behind 0-2 in a best-of-five series has been able to bounce back and win. That team was Barangay Ginebra, pulling off the caper in the 2010 Philippine Cup quarterfinals against Talk ‘N Text.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Setback fails to faze Weaver

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. – Jered Weaver downplayed any serious problems Friday, but the facts look alarming. Not only did Weaver say he will not throw from a mound for another two weeks, he also admitted to having an MRI in the days before spring training. “The way I throw, it’s obviously going to be issues,” Weaver said. “I’ve had issues with it ever since high school, ever since I was little. It’s just something that I’ve got to deal with and work it out. The MRI came back negative, so it’s just a matter of working it out.” Manager Mike Scioscia was not ready to commit to Weaver’s two-week timetable. “I don’t think it’s anything that’s going to be extended to where he’s going to miss any appreciable time of the season,” Scioscia said. “I think we’re going to see where it is when he gets on the mound, and it should happen shortly. If it takes two weeks, it takes two weeks, but I don’t think it’s going to be that long yet.” Kelvim Escobar also is dealing with lingering pain from last season. He was held out of pitchers’ fielding practice because of patella tendinitis in his left knee. “I’m going to stay away from the drills and do cardio and exercises and treatments until it gets better,” said Escobar, who will be examined by team doctor Lewis Yocum in the next few days. “I don’t want to deal with this all year again. It’s a pain. I dealt with it all last year.” Escobar said he doesn’t feel pain when he pitches, only during fitness running. Even though he looks like the Angels’ obvious opening-day starter, Scioscia refused to grant John Lackey that honor after just two days of workouts. “John certainly has made strides in the last three or four years of being a lead-dog guy in a rotation,” Scioscia said. “You’re excited about all five, but to start to label guys one, two, three doesn’t do anything for what we’re looking for. “You need five good guys, and if one guy is going to take the lead and be the guy that has the consistency and goes out there and stops losing streaks or carries winning streaks forward, that’s beautiful. John has that in him and he’s done it at times.” Along with being the staff ace, Lackey figures to find himself in a leadership role. “We lost some definite leaders in the clubhouse this off-season,” said Lackey, who has some experience in the role as his high school’s quarterback and football captain. “Guys will definitely have to step up, and it might be my turn to be one of those guys.” Francisco Rodriguez still is not ready to pitch from a mound because of a sore hamstring and was held out of pitchers’ fielding practice drills. … Bartolo Colon’s long-toss sessions have been extended to 90 feet, but he will need to get to about 160-180 feet to begin throwing from a mound. … Chone Figgins made his first appearance of the spring, doing some light throwing in the outfield. doug.padilla@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The MRI on his right biceps came back negative for any serious problems. Weaver also said the biceps tendinitis that affected him last season is something he likely will deal with the rest of his career. center_img Despite it all, Weaver tried to be reassuring. “No, it’s not as huge as you guys think,” he said. Weaver’s pitching mechanics are blamed for the tendinitis, but those mechanics are also what has led to the 24-year-old’s success throughout his pitching career. “(They are) a little different mechanics – long,” said Weaver, who played long toss from 120 feet Friday. “And it’s a little different arm slot than everybody else. I kind of fly open, and it’s a little bit more stress on my shoulder. It just comes along with the mechanics and the deception, I guess.” When the tendinitis bothers him, Weaver said he feels soreness in the front of his right arm along the muscle where it attaches to the shoulder. last_img read more

GARDA STRUCK BY STONE AT DONEGAL MUSIC FESTIVAL GETS €30,000

first_imgA Donegal Garda who was struck on the head by a stone the ‘size of a melon’ while on patrol at a festival in Inishowen has been awarded €30,000 damages in the High Court.Garda John O’Connor told the court that when the incident happened in August 2011, he was attached to Buncrana Garda station and had been working at the annual music festival in Clonmany.Garda O’Connor, who now suffers from tinnitus since the attack, sued the Minister for Public Expenditure. He revealed how a number of people had been involved in a disturbance on Main Street and he directed one of the main instigators to leave the area.The man had refused and had become aggressive. Following several warnings, the man had been pepper-sprayed and then restrained by Garda O’Connor and a colleague.Garda O’Connor told his barrister, Brid O’Flaherty, during a Garda Compensation hearing, that before assistance arrived, the crowd in the area had grown larger and became very hostile towards the gardaí­.Garda O’Connor had been struck on the head by the stone when missiles, including glasses and bottles, had been thrown at him and his colleagues. The court heard that during further arrests that night, he had also been kicked on the right side of his face by another man.Mr Justice Bernard Barton was told Garda O’Connor woke up the next morning with severe pain to the right side of his face and in his right ear. He had also suffered bruising to his face.Garda O’Connor, now based at Swinford Garda station, Co Mayo, had later attended his GP, complaining of persistent tinnitus since the assault. The court heard the tinnitus was ongoing and Garda O’Connor needed to avoid loud noise situations.Ms O’Flaherty, who appeared with Hughes Murphy solicitors, said Garda O’Connor was not able to attend football matches anymore.Judge Barton, awarding him €30,000, said that although Garda O’Connor was not suffering from a severe type of tinnitus, he was satisfied that it constituted a nuisance in his life.GARDA STRUCK BY STONE AT DONEGAL MUSIC FESTIVAL GETS €30,000 was last modified: June 29th, 2016 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) Tags:Clonmany Music FestivaldonegalGarda John O’ConnorHIGH COURTlast_img read more

Nottingham Forest make huge statement of intent with double deal

first_img stalemate “I know that it is important that a club in this division has paid such a big amount for a transfer.“My only responsibility is to live up to this expectation.“I came here not to play in the second division, but to play well and to help the club get into the top division – the level that I really want to play at and the level this club wants to play at.“The focus has to be game by game, on winning each game.” ROUND-UP Goncalves made his Champions League debut against Manchester United last season Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place Forest confirmed the arrival of the Portugal Under-21 duo after they passed medicals on Thursday.They finished 17th in the Championship last season, but splashing this kind of money suggests Reds boss Evangelos Marinakis has lofty ambitions.Carvalho shook off suggestions of pressure coming with his hefty price tag.“For me, the fee only means more responsibility but I am not scared,” he said. Nottingham Forest’s signing of two Benfica players makes clear the Reds’ ambitions for next season.The signing of 21-year-old Joao Carvalho for £13.2m is a club record, and they have also secured teammate Diogo Goncalves on a season-long loan. Attacking midfielder Carvalho, who made eight appearances for the Portuguese Primeira Liga side last season including in the Champions League, has signed a five-year contract with Forest.And they have an option to buy 21-year-old winger Goncalves at the end of his loan spell. EFL result Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Portugal Under-21 star Carvalho is an attack-minded midfielder GREAT NEWS Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack impact Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY goalless Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Championship news 2 2last_img read more

Hollywood A-lister angers Manchester City fans with hilarious error

first_imgThe Reds defeated their Premier League rivals 2-1 at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey in the International Champions Cup.Leroy Sane gave Pep Guardiola’s side the lead before Mohamed Salah scored just 52 seconds into his return.A late Sadio Mane penalty gave Jurgen Klopp plenty to smile about, but much of the attention was focused on the action in the stands.Harris was attending the game – his first ever football match – with his son, and decided to record an Instagram story of their first game together. However, despite thinking he was innocently chanting for the Citizens, he was actually pledging his support to their local rivals.Check out the hilarious mishap in the video below. Neil Patrick Harris is famous for starring in ‘How I Met Your Mother’ 2 Mohamed Salah made a goalscoring return within just 52 seconds center_img 2 Neil Patrick Harris made a massive gaffe during Wednesday nights pre-season clash between Liverpool and Manchester City.The American actor, star of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ innocently chanted for Manchester United…in his City shirt. Neil Patrick Harris wearing a City shirt at a City game and says “Go Manchester United!” 😂 #mufc pic.twitter.com/RTZja4HlDL— United Xtra (@utdxtra) July 26, 2018last_img read more

Every Premier League club’s most expensive season ticket revealed and ranked

first_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 4 SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 changes =7. Bournemouth’s most expensive season ticket costs £950=7. Manchester United’s most expensive season ticket costs £9506. Leicester’s most expensive season ticket costs £10655. Fulham’s most expensive season ticket costs £11494. West Ham’s most expensive season ticket costs £11553. Chelsea’s most expensive season ticket costs £12502. Arsenal’s most expensive season ticket costs £17681. Tottenham’s most expensive season ticket costs £2200 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Tottenham’s new stadium promises to be outstanding… when it is finally finished tense getty silverware Most read in Premier League Manchester City fans watched a title-winning side for a relatively affordable price REVEALED 4 Tottenham fans have been refunded a portion of the price paid for their season tickets having been messed about by Spurs, and this is a wise gesture by the north London club considering it costs an arm and a leg to get hold of one of their season tickets.center_img For the full set of statistics and to work out exactly how much you’re likely to spend on Premier League attendance this season visit https://www.freesupertips.co.uk/matchday-calculator/# latest whoops £580 to watch a year’s worth of Premier League football? Count me in How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 15. Watford’s most expensive season ticket costs £65014. Crystal Palace’s most expensive season ticket costs £70513. Southampton’s most expensive season ticket costs £75912. Newcastle’s most expensive season ticket costs £77211. Brighton’s most expensive season ticket costs £81010. Liverpool’s most expensive season ticket costs £8699. Manchester City’s most expensive season ticket costs £940 predicted revealed Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? 4 It has been disaster after disaster for Tottenham when it comes to their new stadium.Having revealed that the ground will not be ready for it’s scheduled opening in September due to ‘issues with the critical safety systems’, there is still no confirmed opening day. But how much does a season ticket for Spurs cost, and how does that price compare with those offered by the other 19 Premier League clubs?The Matchday Calculator from FreeSuperTips reveals just how much it costs to visit every Premier League ground in 2018/19, and using their data you can see the most expensive season ticket offered by every club ranked, from cheapest to most expensive, below…20. Huddersfield’s most expensive season ticket costs £249=18. Cardiff’s most expensive season ticket costs £549=18. Wolves’ most expensive season ticket costs £54917. Everton’s most expensive season ticket costs £56516. Burnley’s most expensive season ticket costs £580 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Tottenham fans have to pay over £2000 for a season ticket… and they don’t even have a usable home stadium last_img read more

Fallen officers may be honored

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Hahn estimates the cost of the signs will be approximately $3,000. The department would like to place signs in both the northbound and southbound directions. “We are hoping to get it passed by the anniversary in 2006,” Hahn said. “Usually there’s no problem in getting these through.” Officer John Jordon of the CHP’s Sacramento office said there may be a delay because the resolutions have yet to be introduced. “There’s a chance it will be late March; then by the time it works its way through committees, it might be the latter part of 2006,” Jordon said. “By the time funds are acquired, it will probably be dedicated in 2007.” Until then, four sturdy cypress trees and a brass plaque in front of the CHP Newhall office on The Old Road tell the story of the fallen officers, less than a mile from their last stand, unnoticed by traffic whizzing by on the nearby freeway. NEWHALL – The wheels are in motion to dedicate a half-mile stretch of the Golden State Freeway between Magic Mountain Parkway and Rye Canyon Road to four fallen California Highway Patrol officers who died nearby on April 6, 1970. The four officers – George Alleyn, Walter Frago, Roger Gore and James Pence – were killed in a 4-minute gunbattle that changed forever the way police officers respond to traffic stops. Even though 35 years have passed since that fateful night when two armed robbers opened fire on the officers, the “Newhall Incident” is considered the worst tragedy in CHP history. Officer Wendy Hahn, who wrote the proposed resolutions honoring her slain colleagues, said that passing the legislation is only the first step. After it is approved, the department must then raise money to pay for freeway signs dedicating the stretch to the four officers. “Because there are four names, the signs have to be a little bit bigger,” she said. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com 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

Softball Picked Fourth in 2018 MVC Preseason Poll

first_imgST. LOUIS – The Drake University softball team was picked fourth in the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference’s annual preseason poll as voted by the league’s coaches, the MVC office announced Wednesday, Jan. 31. 2018 MVC Softball Preseason Poll Rankings (First place votes) (Points) Illinois State, the 2017 co-MVC regular season winners, edged SIU, the 2017 MVC tournament champions, by one point for the top spot in the poll. UNI, the co-MVC regular season champions with Illinois State, are next with 86 points while Drake earned two first place votes and 74 points. Missouri State rounded out the top five with 57 points.   Drake opens the 2018 season on Feb. 9 against Green Bay at the UNI-Dome Tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Illinois State (2), 88 SIU (3), 87 UNI (3), 86 Drake (2), 74 Missouri State, 57 Evansville, 56 Loyola, 35 Bradley, 30 Valparaiso, 19 Indiana State, 18Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Athletics Department Hosts Annual Welcome Back Picnic

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa — Drake University hosted its student-athletes at the 2019-20 Welcome Back Picnic on Sunday inside the Olmsted Center on Drake’s campus. The athletic department hosted the picnic as the culmination of the Bulldog Cup, a competition between Drake athletics teams held throughout the 2018-19 academic year to recognize achievement in competition, classroom, and community. In addition, the athletic department recognized individual awards for the 2018-19 athletics year. Winners are listed below.Wayne Ford was the event’s main speaker. Ford earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Drake University in 1974 in addition to playing on the football team. He went on to serve as an Iowa state representative from 1996 to 2010, representing House District 71 in Des Moines, a district that included Drake University. During his political career, Ford introduced more than 1,400 bills and amendments, including influential first-in-the-nation legislation that requires lawmakers to draft minority impact statements before they can vote on new criminal justice legislation. He also founded and served for 32 years as executive director of Urban Dreams, a nonprofit organization that advocates for improving life in poor and minority neighborhoods. Ford received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Drake University in 2018.Ford attested to how beneficial the student-athlete experience was for him, saying his education enabled him to rise from struggling in Washington D.C.’s inner city to being featured in Dan Rather’s bestselling book, The American Dream. He also challenged the student-athletes in attendance to go out and make their mark on the world. Director of Athletics Brian Hardin and Drake president Marty Martin shared similar messages.Welcome Back Picnic RecognitionBulldog Cup winner — Women’s GolfAcademic Recognition — Sara Rhine (Women’s Basketball) and Linda Fiorito (Women’s Soccer)Dixie Byers Comeback Player of the Year — Alyssa Brand (Women’s Soccer)Male Newcomer of the Year — DJ Wilkins (Men’s Basketball)Female Newcomer of the Year — Lexie Chapman (Women’s Track and Field)Howlett Male Athlete of the Year — Nathan Clayberg (Football)Howlett Female Athlete of the Year — Nicole Newman (Softball)Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Nigeria, Guinea eye perfect start in group B

first_imgNigeria are three time African champions. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)AFCON 2019 – Group BAlexandria Stadium, AlexandriaSaturday, 22-06-2019-Nigeria vs Burundi @8pm-Guinea vs Madagascar @11pmThe Africa Cup of Nations got underway on Friday, June 21st, with host Egypt defeating Zimbabwe 1-0 at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo.On Saturday, three games will be played with two coming in Group B.In one of the games, Nigeria will be eyeing for a good start when they take on Minors-Burundi at the Alexandria Stadium at 8pm.The Super Eagles have for years been one of the giants of African football and will be expected to take care of their Saturday opponents in Alexandria.With three AFCON titles in the bag (1980, 1994, 2013), Gernot Rohr’s side are hoping for a 4th in Egypt. But that journey has to get off to the best possible start and anything but three points off Burundi will be unacceptable.“I think we can come out of the group. From there, we can then take it match by match, but the most important thing now is the first game against Burundi, says Rohr ahead of the game.“The first game is always important. It is always difficult. Everyone is always fresh; the small countries don’t have anything to lose.“Burundi have good players in England and Europe. They have players in South Africa which makes them a dangerous opponent.“But we are Nigeria. We played at the World Cup in Russia as one of the five African countries which is good for us. We also have 15 players from the World Cup in this team which is quite remarkable.”Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho appears to have won the battle to start in goal for Nigeria after featuring in the final warm-up match. John Mikel Obi has proved his fitness on his return to the fold and he is still a key man in midfield, forming the backbone of the side alongside Wilfred Ndidi. Alex Iwobi is expected to play just off Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa, meanwhile, giving the Super Eagles one of the strongest attacking line-ups in the competition. Ighalo scored seven goals during their qualifying campaign and was the top scorer overall in 2019 AFCON qualifying.For Burundi, this is the first time that they have made it through to the finals. They finished second in their qualifying group behind Mali having remained unbeaten with two wins and four draws from their six matches. Fiston Abdul Razak (six) and Cedric Amissi (three) scored nine of their eleven goals during qualifying and will be the players that are expected to cause havoc to Nigeria.The game against Nigeria is one that Burundi are expected to lose but like the AFCON has proved in the recent past, nothing should be taken for granted.This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Nigeria and Burundi.In the other Group B game, Guinea will square off with Madagascar at the same venue, three hours later.The National Elephants’ players have been warned against getting by their head coach, Paul Put as they seek to get their campaign up and running.“The first match is always very important because it will give us confidence to head into the rest of the tournament,” noted Put.“But, it is also dangerous because we are playing against a side that is regarded as an underdog and most of the time they are dangerous.“Madagascar is a quality team. It might be their first AFCON but they have very experienced players.“We have to pay attention to every detail to get a good result.”Guinea are back at the finals after missing out on the last edition in 2017 in Gabon. They were quarter-finalists on their last appearance in 2015. Although they were unbeaten during qualification, they were held to a draw in each of their last three matches of the qualifying campaign and three consecutive defeats in friendly matches since then mean they come into the tournament without a win during their last six matches. Star midfielder Naby Keita is included in the squad but his involvement may be limited as he is still struggling with a thigh injury and has not played since early May.Guinea are making a return to AFCON after missing out on the 2017 edition in Gabon.Madagascar have qualified for the tournament for the first time and they were actually one of the first teams to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations having done so with two matches to spare after a victory over Equatorial Guinea last October. They arrived in Egypt on Tuesday having completed their training camp for the tournament at the French Football Federation headquarters, and they have a number of French based players who ply their trade outside of the top flight. Just reaching the finals is a huge achievement for Madagascar as they come to Egypt without high expectations and are just hoping to be competitive and enjoy the experience.The other game on Saturday-DR Congo vs Uganda @5pmComments Tags: AFCON 2019Ahmed MusaAlex IwobiBurundiCedric AmissiFiston Abdul RazakGernot RohrGuineaJohn Mikel ObiMadagascarNaby KeitaNigeriaOdhion IghaloPaul Puttoplast_img read more