Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor the first time in team history, superstar center June Mar Fajardo will join forces with Greg Slaughter to create a towering frontcourt for Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers and there’s one man who’s truly excited to coach two behemoths in one team.“For the first time in a long while, you will have June Mar, Greg, and Japeth [Aguilar] playing together with [Andray] Blatche,” said head coach Yeng Guiao.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas usually had the trio of Fajardo, who won four straight MVP awards in the PBA, Aguilar and Blatche but never had Slaughter to complete the fearsome foursome.Blatche, though, won’t be able to play with the team on Nov. 30 against Kazakhstan due to his three-game suspension for getting involved in the brawl during the Philippines’ game against Australia in the previous window.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 ChrissThe gigantic frontcourt will be complete on Dec. 3 when the Philippines faces Iran at Mall of Asia Arena.Injuries prevented the 6-foot-10 Fajardo and the 7-foot Slaughter to suit up against Iran in Tehran as the Philippines lost the game 81-73 on Sept. 13. Nonito Donaire confident he has ‘scary punch’ at 118 lbs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both centers, however, have fully healed and Guiao said they won’t be sacrificing that much speed as Fajardo has shown he’s capable of running the break.“We won’t be that slow because June Mar can run,” said Guiao.In lieu of Blatche’s absence in the first game of the window, Christian Standhardinger, Fajardo’s teammate in San Miguel, and Stanley Pringle are being looked at as the naturalized player to play for Gilas on Nov. 30 against Kazakhstan.Also in the pool for the upcoming window are Jayson Castro, Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario—who will all be able to play on Dec. 3 after their suspensions—, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, Alex Cabagnot, JP Erram, Scottie Thompson, Marcio Lassiter, Raymond Almazan, Ian Sangalen, Allein Maliksi, Beau Belga, Matthew Wright, Kai Sotto, and Asi Taulava.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
Dear Editor,Guyana’s recent approach to Venezuelan migrants and businessmen places increased risk within its borders. We must remain cognisant of the Syndicato that has increasing influence within the Venezuelan populace due to the economic conditions that currently prevail in Venezuela. This will also raise red flags with the anti-narcotics agencies in the USA. It would be unfortunate for Guyana to have an experience that is similar to Guatemala’s, whose northern territory is under the control of drug lords.After all, the taking of Essequibo can be achieved by various strategies. There is no need for Guyanese to aid our enemy in this process.Best regards,Jamil Changlee
A lindener, Delroy Griffith, was sentenced to three years in prison by Magistrate Wanda Fortune on Thursday after he was found guilty of robbery under arms.The 30-year-old made his final court appearance at the Linden Magistrate’s Court last week when the sentence was handed down.The court heard that Griffith, a miner who hails from Blueberry Hill, Wismar, Linden, on March 3 at Burnham Drive, Wismar, robbed Nicholas Valcin of a Samsung J7 cellphone valued $70,000.At the time of the robbery, he was armed with a knife. The father of two denied the offence.
Now a World Cup champion and four-time Champions League winner, Pique has explained how at United his phone once went off in the changing room, prompting Keane to let loose.“It’s dead quiet. All of a sudden, you could hear this little vibration. Very soft,” Pique told the Players’ Tribune.“I realise it’s me. It’s my cell phone. I left it on vibrate, and it’s in the pocket of my pants, stuffed in the clothes bag that’s hanging right behind Roy’s head.”Pique continued: “He screams out to everybody, ‘Whose phone is that?!’ Silence. He asks again. Silence. He asks a third time. ‘Whose. Bloody. F*****g. Phone. Is. That?!’ Finally, I spoke up, like a little boy. Very softly, I said, ‘I’m so sorry. It’s mine.’”Pique added: “Roy lost his mind! He went nuts in front of everybody! It was incredible. I almost shit myself. But it was a good lesson.”With Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand ahead of him, Pique never managed to hold down a place at United and, in 2008, Ferguson sanctioned his return to Barcelona.“I was honest with him (Ferguson),” Pique said. “I said, ‘Listen, I feel like I’ve lost your trust. Barcelona is my home. I want to go back. I hope you will let me go.’”Pique thought he would face his boyhood team when United then drew Barca in the Champions League but, before the semi-final, Ferguson paid a visit to the defender’s hotel room.“I knew something was going on, because he never came to see players before the match,” Pique said.“I opened the door and he said, ‘Gerard, I regret to inform you that I can’t play you today. The deal is almost done. If I play you, and you have a bad game, they’ll say it’s because you’re headed to Barcelona. So I can’t put you in. I just want you to know why.’“The truth is, I was pretty devastated. Even though I wanted to go home, I was ready to give everything for United and Sir Alex in that match. It was my dream to play at the Camp Nou in the Champions League.“It hurt very badly. But in the end, Sir Alex made the right decision.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique came through Barca’s youth system but moved to United, aged 17, before struggling with homesickness during four difficult years at Old Trafford © AFP/File / Pau BarrenaBARCELONA, Spain, Mar 23 – Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has told how his career was kickstarted by a rant from Roy Keane and then given a new lease of life when Alex Ferguson let him leave Manchester United.Pique came through Barca’s youth system but moved to United, aged 17, before struggling with homesickness during four difficult years at Old Trafford.
Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 2 getty Newcastle have equalled their worst ever start to a Premier League season after failing to win any of their opening five games.The last time they started a top flight season so poorly was in 1999, which prompted the resignation of then-manager Ruud Gullit and led to the appointment of Sir Bobby Robson. highlights Gullit resigned after enduring the same start in 1999 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS RANKED smart causal silverware REVEALED Asked if he was worried about a return of just one point from the first five games, he said: “No. I said before, it’s a difficult time because you have to win games, but it’s nothing that we were not expecting, we knew it could be like that.“The only thing is that maybe against Cardiff, we could have got three points because we had the late penalty. But the reality is that against a top side, you can lose and we have lost by a small margin. That’s the only positive.“You think that if you do well, you can get points against these teams.” Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack impact 2 MONEY Benitez is under pressure at Newcastle That season didn’t end so badly though: Sir Bobby won his first game 8-0 against Sheffield Wednesday and guided the Magpies to 11th.Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal means Rafa Benitez’s men have lost all of their first three homes games, with their one solitary point coming away at Cardiff.The Spanish boss, however, remained in a defiant mood despite such a desperate run of results. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 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?
DES MOINES, Iowa – Five Bulldogs scored in double figures as the Drake University men’s basketball team picked up a 78-66 victory over Evansville Wednesday, Jan. 23. The win moved Drake to 4-3 in Missouri Valley Conference play and 15-5 overall. Box Score (HTML) Live Stats 1350 ESPN ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: Preview Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) Story Links Print Friendly Version “I thought Nick was awesome tonight. He was a man down there,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “Tonight he did a better job getting some angles and finishing strong. Defensively, he did a good job neutralizing them. He’s playing like a senior.” The Bulldogs were led by senior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) who scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double this season and fourth in Missouri Valley Conference action. After the halftime break, a dunk from Tremell Murphy sparked what would end up being a 22-10 run in the second half, forcing an Evansville timeout with 7:57 remaining and a 65-48 Drake lead. That brief delay did not slow the Bulldogs as Drake never looked back the rest of the way to cruise to the 78-66 victory over the Purple Aces. D.J. Wilkins (Merrillville, Ind.), Tremell Murphy (Griffith, Ind.) and Garrett Sturtz (Newton, Iowa) scored 11 points apiece while Noah Thomas chipped in 10 to round out the balanced offensive attack to help Drake improve to 9-1 on its home court. The Purple Aces (9-11, 3-4 MVC) were led by redshirt sophomore John Hall who scored 13 points on the night, as did Marty Hill. “We didn’t shoot it well the whole night,” DeVries said.”We’ve got good shooters and just had a half where it didn’t go in. I thought they did a good job of not taking 30 threes when they weren’t going in. They found ways to drive, get to the free-throw line and get the ball inside. That was the difference in the game, ultimately.” “Overall, I thought it was a great game for us,” DeVries added. “Defensively we did a much better job, and I thought we were extremely active and did a lot of good things at that end of the floor.” After a slow and sluggish start to the first half, Drake was able to head into the halftime break with a 35-31 lead. Neither team could get on a run as both teams combined for 14 turnovers and 22 total team fouls in the first 20 minutes of play. Drake was paced by McGlynn and Thomas who scored 13 and 9 points, respectively, in the opening half. at Valparaiso 1/26/2019 – 7 p.m. Drake will hit the road to take on Valparaiso on Saturday, Jan. 26th. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN3. Drake returns to the Knapp Center on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. where they host Illinois State. The Bulldogs scored 23 points off of 15 Evansville turnovers and dominated inside as they outscored Evansville 50-22 in the paint. After going 0-of-6 from the three-point line in the first half, Drake went 4-of-9 in the second half to complement a 56.7 field goal percentage for the game.
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MIAMI — Since Madison Bumgarner tossed seven innings in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on April 13, no Giants starter has pitched as many innings in a game.The 36 consecutive games in which Giants starters have failed to record at least seven innings is the longest streak in baseball and according to Stats, LLC, it’s the longest such streak for the franchise in the last 100 years.If the Giants are ever going to achieve their goal of finding roster stability, the streak must end soon.With …
6 June 2014 Magda Kruger, Michaela Fletcher and Cara Gorlei will line up for South Africa as the country defends the prestigious All-Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT) at Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi, Kenya from 10 to 12 June. The prestigious biennial event is supported by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) and this year marks the first time that the AACT will also carry World Amateur Golf ranking points.Domination South Africa has dominated the winner’s circle since the inception of the championship in 1992, winning every year with the exception of 1996, when Egypt lifted the title at the Ikoyi Golf Club in Nigeria. Pretoria’s Kruger is ranked second and Fletcher, from Pietermaritzburg, is third on the current Women’s Golf South Africa (WGSA) senior rankings, while Gorlei, from Milnerton, ranks second on the junior and sixth in the senior standings.‘Strongest possible team’ “I believe we have chosen the strongest team possible to drive our title defence in Kenya,” WGSA President Karen Olivant, who will accompany the team to Nairobi, said in a statement on Wednesday. “Magda, Michaela and Cara have all claimed individual victories this season and they are quite determined to uphold South Africa’s proud tradition in the event. “However, the AACT brings together the best amateur golfers throughout Africa and the team will definitely face some stiff competition.” The AACT has enjoyed consistent growth since it launched with 12 countries represented at the first event. 17 countries This year’s edition has drawn entries from 17 countries, with the South African trio set to line up against the host nation and teams from Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Kenya will be hoping for a home victory from Naomi Wafula, the current Africa Junior champion and Kenya’s amateur stroke play champion, Josephine Ainley and Christina Engell Anderson. The Zimbabwean team will be anchored by the experienced Loice Chingono, and Zambia is sending the formidable Dawa sisters, Melissa and Tina, who performed well against Kruger and Fletcher during the Zambia Ladies Open at the Ndola Golf Club in March.‘Unknown entities’ “We know very little about the northern Africa countries, because we seldom compete against them,” Olivant said. “Quite often, it is the unknown entities that throw up the surprises. “It is a popular tournament, because most of the African nations don’t get the chance to travel to Europe or America often due to budget constraints. “The tournament offers the top players the chance to compete at international level and gain some much-needed competitive experience. The teams always show great enthusiasm throughout the tournament and the standard of golf has definitely improved in the last couple of editions of the AACT.” The format will be similar to the World Amateur Team Championship with the best two scores per round to count towards the daily team score in the 54-hole stroke play format. SAinfo reporter
6 August 2014South Africa has welcomed the commitment by US President Barack Obama to support the continuation and enhancement of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa).Obama made the remarks at the US-Africa Business Forum in Washington on Tuesday. His backing of a new Agoa term came as a pleasant surprise to many, who have been waiting to hear Obama’s position on the issue. US law makers are expected to vote on the renewal of Agoa when the current commitment term expires next year.“We still do the vast majority of our trade with just three countries – South Africa, Nigeria and Angola,” Obama said. “It’s still heavily weighted towards the energy sector. We need more Africans, including women and small- and medium-sized businesses, getting their goods to market.“All leaders in Congress – Democrats and Republicans – have said they want to move forward,” he added. “So I’m optimistic we can work with Congress to renew and modernise Agoa before it expires, renew it for the long term. We need to get that done.”South Africa’s ambassador to the United States, Ebrahim Rasool, welcomed Obama’s commitment to back a renewal of the scheme.“On the investment side, the United State is the biggest source of foreign investment to South Africa, so Agoa must continue, and we want to see the inclusion of South Africa in the programme,” Rasool told SAnews in Washington.“For South Africa, if we can leave here with a firm commitment that Agoa will continue and that South Africa will continue to be in it, that will great for us because that will mean we save US$9-billon.”Agoa provides duty-free market access to the United States for qualifying sub-Saharan African countries by extending preferences on more than 4 600 products.It also provides duty-free access to all clothing (as well as certain textile) exports from countries that qualify. Through the Act, South Africa has reportedly exported significant quantities of manufactured goods, most notably about 60 000 automobiles a year.Since its inception in 2002, Agoa has achieved a great deal for both the United States and African countries that benefit from it. Its work is not yet completed.Source: SAnews.gov.za