Ginebra snaps 3-game slide, deals San Miguel its 1st loss

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Gin Kings even held a 10-point lead, 97-87 with 2:10 remaining before the Beermen made one last rally, bringing the lead down to two, 97-95 with 1:00 left to play.Tenorio could only muster a split on his free throw with 24.6 seconds remaining, opening the door for San Miguel. Arwind Santos, however, muffed a couple of game-tying 3-pointers and Chris Ross was called for a technical foul for deliberately shooting a free throw that was supposedly for Chico Lanete with 4.5 ticks left that led to another freebie by Tenorio.Lanete made his first charity and intentionally missed his second, but a fight for the loose ball gave Ginebra the possession. Aguilar was fouled and he sealed the game at the line.It was a valiant effort from four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, who anchored his side with 33 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and four steals in the defeat.Lassiter and Ross both had 16 markers and combined for 15 boards and nine dimes as San Miguel saw its five-game winning run snapped.ADVERTISEMENT Cruz fired 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter while Raymond Aguilar stepped up with 16 points. Tenorio had 23 points, four rebounds and six assists while Aguilar also scored 23 to go along with nine rebounds.“It was tough. Who would’ve thought that we can come out and win that game after the way we’ve played the last three games?” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone as the Gin Kings leveled their record to 3-3.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“Today, we played a very controlled game and was able to make plays. At the start of the game, I thought this is a mismatch. The first quarter looked like an absolute mismatch and we had no chance. But our guys dug in, made a run at halftime, and carried that momentum in the second half. We got ahead and started believing. I think we forgot how good of a team we can be.”Starting slow and falling behind by 16, 33-17, in the first half, Ginebra swung the momentum to its favor as it staged a telling 22-2 blast in the third quarter to take a 68-61 lead. PBA IMAGESGinebra halted its three-game losing skid and dealt San Miguel its first defeat, 100-96, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Despite missing Greg Slaughter in the rematch of last year’s all-Filipino Cup Finals, the Gin Kings drew huge contributions from Jervy Cruz and unheralded big man Raymond Aguilar while also getting big games from LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Road Warriors: Alab posts 3rd straight win The Scores:GINEBRA 100 — Tenorio 23, J. Aguilar 23, Cruz 17, R. Aguilar 16, Ferrer 11, Thompson 6, Caguioa 2, Mercado 2, Wilson 0.SAN MIGUEL 96 — Fajardo 33, Ross 16, Lassiter 16, Santos 12, Lanete 7, Ganuelas-Rosser 6, Pessumal 4, Heruela 2, De Ocampo 0, Mamaril 0.Quarters: 19-33, 44-52, 75-66, 100-96.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Leicester starlet joins Rotherham on loan

first_img1 Jack Barmby during his time with Manchester United Former Manchester United starlet Jack Barmby has joined Rotherham on loan from Leicester.The 20-year-old striker, the son of former England star Nick Barmby, joined the Foxes from United in the summer but is yet to make his debut.So Leicester have allowed the youngster to join Steve Evans’ Championship side on a one-month loan deal as he continues his footballing education.Barmby spent the second half of last season on loan at Hartlepool, scoring five goals in 17 appearances during his successful stint.last_img

Messi can quit Barca, if Catalonia leaves Spain

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has a 700 million euro ($843 million) buyout clause © AFP/File / Curto De La TorreBARCELONA, Spain, Jan 5 – Lionel Messi has ensured he could become a free agent if Barcelona no longer plays in a major European league as a result of Catalan independence, Spanish media wrote on Friday.According to a report in Madrid daily El Mundo, the contract Messi signed last November includes a clause that he must remain a Barcelona player only as long as the club is playing in “a top-level European league.” A source at Barcelona told AFP that “for reasons of confidentiality the club never comments on contractual relations with players.”Catalonian nationalists proclaimed independence from Spain after a referendum on October 1, precipitating a crisis which is still unresolved.The Spanish civil and football authorities have said repeatedly that Catalan secession would end the participation of the region’s clubs in the Spanish League.If Catalonia becomes independent and Barcelona are booted out of La Liga and cannot persuade another major league (France, Italy, Germany or England) to give them a home, Messi could leave without having to pay his 700 million euro buyout clause, said El Mundo.The newspaper said that leaving La Liga would have the same impact on the rest of the Barcelona squad, whether they have specific clauses or not, because it would represent a substantial change to the circumstances under which they signed their contracts.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Odera sends AFC Leopards to Shield quarters

first_imgLeopards had to wait till early in the second half to equalize after head coach Rodolfo Zapata introduced new signing Eugene Mukangula for Marcus Abwao with the substitute wasting no time as he netted his first goal for AFC Leopards with a beautiful volley.Odera, who is in super form was the hero after striking the winner on the stroke of full time to save the defending champions from the blushes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards forward Ezekiel Odera is congratulated by teammates Robinson Kamura and Duncan Otieno after picking his March SJAK Player of the Month Award on April 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, July 25 – Ezekiel Odera found the back of the net on stoppage time to send AFC Leopards through to the Football Kenya Federation Shield quarter-final after a 2-1 victory over Mwatate United in a match played at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani on Wednesday.Ingwe had to fight back after falling a goal down in the eighth minute that was scored by John Musyoka and hand the Taita Taveta based team a 1-0 lead at the break.last_img read more

Klopp never doubted Salah’s class as Liverpool reclaim top

first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah (second right) scored his first goal in nine games to help Liverpool beat Southampton 3-1 © AFP / Glyn KIRKSOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Apr 5 – Jurgen Klopp insists he never doubted Mohamed Salah as the Egyptian ended an eight-game scoring drought to help fire Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League.Salah returned to scoring form with an outstanding solo run and finish as Liverpool recovered from falling a goal behind to beat Southampton 3-1 at St Mary’s and move two points clear of Manchester City. The title remains in City’s hands, however, as the English champions have a game in hand.However, Liverpool continue to pile on the pressure in their pursuit to end a 29-year wait to win the league.Klopp’s side appeared in danger of dropping valuable points until Salah intervened in the 80th minute to claim his 50th Premier League goal for Liverpool in only his second season at the club.“It was never in doubt that he was a great player in my side,” said Klopp.“It was goal number 50 for Liverpool, an incredible number. He’s very consistent.”Salah has been criticised in recent weeks for being too selfish in front of goal in desperation to end his scoreless streak.Yet, on this occasion he chose the right option despite the presence of Roberto Firmino in support.When asked if he considered playing in the Brazilian, Salah told Sky Sports: “Not at all. As a striker you need to score. I made my decision to shoot.”Liverpool were once again forced to demonstrate their resilience as they struggled to find their most fluent form after Southampton established a ninth-minute lead through Shane Long.Naby Keita equalised in the 36th minute with his first Liverpool goal but it was not until Salah struck that Klopp’s side could be confident of moving two points ahead of City at the head of the table.Jordan Henderson wrapped things up in the 86th minute, but Klopp admitted his side were again not at their best, requiring late interventions just as they had in beating Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in their previous two league games.“The performance was not top level but it is about fighting,” he said.“People want us to play like Manchester City, we are unable to do that, we play our own football.“We have 82 points now, that is massive in this crazy league and everyone is waiting for us. I am really proud. It is incredible.“It is a difficult year for everybody, you need to have 70-75 points for the Champions League and 90-something for the title. We are in the race and that is nice.”Klopp acknowledged the introduction of Henderson and James Milner midway through the second half fired up Liverpool’s late rally.“Jordan Henderson came on and brought aggressiveness, verbal aggressiveness, we had direction again after that,” he said.“We have to work for it, the moment will come but all three goals were brilliant.“It is nice for Naby Keita to score the first to show Southampton it will not be easy for them. After that we controlled it more. It was good, I liked it.”Southampton remain five points clear of the bottom three and manager Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted his disappointment at his side’s failure to hold on.“If you take the lead after five minutes, you are going in the right direction,” said Hasenhuttl.“There is still a way to go but if you are a sportsman you are always frustrated if you are not winning. Not many have won against them this season, we had chances.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

PRO CALENDAR

first_imgAway games160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,ON THE AIR TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO Pro Football 5:30 p.m.Indianapolis at JacksonvilleESPN1330 Motorsports 12:30 p.m.Nextel Cup Subway 500 (taped)ESPN2 Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. RADIO INDEX: KWKW (1330 AM)). ——— Home games ——— ON THE AIR TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO Pro Football 5:30 p.m.Indianapolis at JacksonvilleESPN1330 Away games160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Motorsports 12:30 p.m.Nextel Cup Subway 500 (taped)ESPN2 Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. RADIO INDEX: KWKW (1330 AM)). ——— Home games ——— last_img read more

JUDGE ASKS LEGAL TEAMS TO ‘GET THEIR HEADS TOGETHER’ IN BUNCRANA ROAD CRASH CASE

first_imgA Judge has asked legal teams to “get their heads together” in an effort to allow one of Ireland’s most serious alleged dangerous driving cases to go ahead.Judge John O’Hagan said he understood that all those involved in the case of eight people killed in a Co Donegal road crash in 2010 were anxious to have the case heard.Shaun Kelly, 23, of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today charged with dangerous driving. Mr Kelly’s barrister Peter Nolan raised the issue and said the Kelly family were anxious for the case to proceed.He said he had requested information from the State on previous occasions but said this had not been completely forthcoming.“I want to put on record that there is a disquiet with Mrs Kelly,” he said.Counsel for the State, Ms Patricia McLaughlin, said all efforts are being made to get the case ready as soon as possible.The court was told that the case will take between four and five days.Judge O’Hagan addressed all members of those affected by the case stating “All the pieces have to be put in place before the trial can proceed and hopefully as quickly as possible.”The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Eamon McDaid, 22 of Ballymagan, Buncrana, Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany; Mark McLaughlin (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.The horrific crash happened at Meenaduff between Buncrana and Clonmany.JUDGE ASKS LEGAL TEAMS TO ‘GET THEIR HEADS TOGETHER’ IN BUNCRANA ROAD CRASH CASE was last modified: April 23rd, 2013 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:Buncrana crasheight deathsJUdge John O’HaganShaun Kellylast_img read more

RALLY COURT: ‘PEOPLE THINK THEY CAN COME TO DONEGAL AND DRIVE LIKE MAD MEN’

first_imgJudge Paul KellyA JUDGE has hit out at the small number of rally fans who committed driving offences during the Rally Weekend.Judge Paul Kelly was speaking today at Letterkenny District Court as he dealt with a number of cases related to incidents during the June event. Gardaí made 58 rally related arrests over three days.Judge Kelly heard a number of cases involving rally ‘fans’ from outside Donegal – most of those before the court where from outside the county.He said: “It’s clear now that word has gone out to other counties that people can come to Letterkenny and drive like mad men (during the rally) and they think it’s great craic.”The judge said it was also clear that some of those before the court were driving particular cars and if people wanted to drive at speed they could do so only if they entered as rally competitors and did so in the controlled environment of the rally.He was speaking as he warned a driver that he was in danger of losing both his liberty and his licence after being caught dangerous driving at more than 170km/hr on dual carriageway from Manorcunningham to Letterkenny.Craig Pardy pleaded guilty to dangerous driving after Sgt Charlene Anderson reported how Pardy had been driving the middle of three cars speeding through the townland of Dromore at 8.30pm on Friday June 17.Inspector Goretti Sheridan said the three cars were going so fast the garda car could not keep up with them.As the cars slowed at the Dry Arch roundabout, Pardy sped into the inside lane in his yellow Honda Civic. He was arrested but refused to co-operate with gardaí.The IT consultant based in Dublin but with an address at Ashbrook Drive, Birr Co Offaly, was in court for the hearing.Defence solicitor Kevin McElhinney said Pardy had never been in Letterkenny before and was trying to keep up with his friends.Judge Kelly said Pardy is in danger of losing his liberty and his licence and said people coming to Letterkenny to drive “like mad men” was not acceptable.He said the charge of dangerous driving was as serious one compared to others he had heard and refused to deal with the case today.He ordered Pardy to take part in the Pro-Social Driving Programme and to pay €500 towards the cost of it.He adjourned the sentence until October 3.RALLY COURT: ‘PEOPLE THINK THEY CAN COME TO DONEGAL AND DRIVE LIKE MAD MEN’ was last modified: July 4th, 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) Tags:donegal rallyJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny Courtrallylast_img read more

Spartans have fighting chance against ‘rival’

first_img “I don’t know what it is,” said Spartans coach Rich Wheeler. “It’s the CV stigma, I guess. They’ve owned us. We know it and they know it.” But when the Spartans (3-0) host the Falcons (0-3) at 7 tonight, they will also be attempting something they haven’t done since 1989, which is start 4-0. “We’re the ones you would expect to be hungry, but I’ll guarantee you those guys on the other side will be just as hungry, and will probably be more confident, just based on what they’ve done to us before.” On paper, however, the Spartans do look dangerous. Junior running back Lavelle Peterson, who flirted with transferring to Crescenta Valley, has given the Spartans a loaded backfield along with David Hopkins. Peterson is averaging 112 yards a game and 11.2 yards a carry. He has scored four touchdowns, with Hopkins, the reigning Rio Hondo League MVP, chipping in with three touchdowns. “He (Peterson) packs a load, and you have to respect that,” said Wheeler. “Anytime you have two guys like Peterson and Hopkins in the backfield, it draws a lot of attention, and we’ve benefited from that.” However, for the Spartans to truly deserve their No. 3 ranking in CIF-Southern Section Division X, Wheeler said their their passing game needs to improve, and that starts with quarterback T.J. Trumbo, who is averaging 104 yards per game with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Trumbo was solid in week one, completing 8 of 14 passes for 157 yards. But he was only 3 of 9 for 68 yards in a 34-7 win over Glendale, and 3 of 11 for 89 yards in a 21-9 win over Gabrielino last week. Part of it comes because the Spartans rely so heavily on their rushing game, but Wheeler knows, they can’t rely on that forever. “Everyone knows we have a running game, but what are we going to do when someone stacks the box against us?” Wheeler said. “We’ve been getting away with just having a good running game, but we have to be more balanced if we want to keep improving.” — Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at fred.robledo@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Is there a better opportunity than this? Try selling that to Wheeler. The Falcons haven’t won a game, but look who they’ve played. They lost to undefeated Thousand Oaks, 42-18. They were hammered by undefeated St. Francis, 40-7. And they barely lost to Verdugo Hills, 20-14. “Don’t give me any of that, ‘we’re favored’ stuff,” Wheeler said. “I can (acknowledge) this is probably the best chance we’ve had in a long time to beat them, but you still have to go out and do it, and we haven’t proved we can do that yet. “They’re in a down cycle, there’s no doubt about that. But this is a must-win game for them, and I’m sure they’re looking at us as a way to turn their season around. center_img It’s been called a rivalry, but more accurately, when Crescenta Valley High School plays La Canada in football, it’s nothing more than a tune-up game for the Falcons. The Spartans haven’t beaten the Falcons since 1989, and were crushed 42-17 last year by their so-called rivals. last_img read more

Suspension upcoming for Rogers?

first_img Vick should start Falcons quarterback Michael Vick should start against New England this weekend after an MRI exam Sunday night showed no further damage than a “mild sprain’ of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, coach Jim Mora said Monday. “That ought to put that to rest,” Mora said. “I’d expect there’s a good chance he’ll be ready to roll.” Smith set to go? Coach Mike Nolan is desperate to snap the San Francisco 49ers out of their offensive funk, and he’s wondering whether the solution is the $49 million man holding a clipboard on the sideline. After the 49ers’ offense sputtered to another meager performance in a 31-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City, Nolan said he hadn’t decided whether veteran Tim Rattay or No. 1 draft pick Alex Smith would be his starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis. “We’re still in the evaluation process,” Nolan said Monday when asked to name a starter. “I’m going to give myself a little more time on that.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers will be suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, ESPN reported Monday night. Unless Rogers appeals, the suspension could be announced this week, ESPN reported, citing sources. “A player’s status in the National Football League substance abuse program is strictly confidential unless the NFL announces a player’s suspension,” the Lions said in a statement. “Any questions regarding the policy should be directed to the NFL.” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league had no comment. A message seeking comment from Rogers’ agent, Kevin Poston, was left Monday night. Mace sprayed on coach center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Police sprayed mace on Kansas City Chiefs tight ends coach Jason Verduzco before Sunday’s loss to the Eagles after he became combative when he wasn’t allowed to turn into the stadium entrance he said he normally uses. The 35-year-old Verduzco also was cited for trying to harm an officer. According to a police report, the altercation started when police tried to stop Verduzco from turning into one of the gates because of heavy traffic from arriving fans. But Verduzco turned anyway, and police said he got so close to an officer that the bumper of his sports utility vehicle was touching the officer’s leg. The coach is accused of refusing to back up the SUV and cursing at officers, telling them he’s a coach and frequently turns at the intersection. Eventually, police said two officers tried to remove him from his vehicle while he slapped at them and pulled away. That’s when another officer sprayed mace at the still cursing coach, police said. last_img read more