Brownlee expects ‘close’ PBA Finals ahead after lopsided first 2 games

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Devance says verbal spat with Ross just part of the game ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Brownlee said both teams will clamp down and the blowouts will be a thing of the past.“Well, I’m sure neither team probably expects anybody to win by a big margin like that, like how we won in Game 1 and like how they won tonight,” said Brownlee after their 134-109 Game 2 loss Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Gin Kings drew first blood after they blindsided the Beermen by 28 points, 127-99, which was Ginebra’s largest finals win since beating San Miguel, 146-111, in Game 4 of the 2007 Philippine Cup Finals.San Miguel responded in Game 2 with a 25-point win with the Beermen’s offensive production the biggest in league history since, well, the Gin Kings’ 146 points in Game 4 of the 2007 Philippine Cup finals.center_img MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Brownlee, who’s averaging 36.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and seven assists per game, said the future games in the series might even end up with one-point margins.“Just from the beginning of the series we expect it to be hard, to be tough, and we expect it to be close,” said Brownlee. “The only thing we expect is to come out with a one-point win. We know from hereon, it’s going to be tough because it’s not going to be easier.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe first two games of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals have been entertaining to say the least.San Miguel, the defending champion, and Barangay Ginebra blew each other out in Games 1 and 2 and share a winning margin of 26.5 points, but Justin Brownlee doesn’t see the remainder of the series going the same way how it started.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Handyman jailed for 20 years for raping schoolgirl

first_imgA handyman was on Monday jailed for 20 years after a jury found him guilty of rape.Jailed: Ramgolam TyroneJustice Brassington Reynolds handed down the sentence on 44-year-old Ramgolam Tyrone of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). The jury found him guilty of raping the grade four student in April this year; however, the sentencing was deferred to Monday to facilitate a probation report.In presenting the report on Monday, Probation and Welfare Officer attached to the Social Services Ministry, Judith Vankennie, told the court that Tyrone lost his father when he was very young and dropped out of school after his father’s death.Tyrone claimed that his relatives wanted him out of the house and they made up the allegations against him.According to the probation report, he claimed that he only drinks on weekends. The probation officer stated that residents in his neighbourhood said he was not a troublemaker.The probation officer said that after the incident, the victim was always fearful when visitors went to their house and she stayed upstairs.Speaking about Tyrone, the victim said she does not want to see him anymore.The probation officer told the court that the victim’s mother had reported the incident when the child reported it to her.The rapist said he and the victim shared a loving relationship and they played together.However, the victim said she did have a good relationship with him until the incident.State Prosecutor Seeta Bishundial said Tyrone was under relatives’ roof when he violated the young girl and noted that he was bold enough to maintain his innocence despite being found guilty by a jury. According to the Prosecutor, he robbed the girl of her childhood and acted like a criminal. She asked the court to send a strong message to those who might be like-minded.Before the sentence was passed, Tyrone said, “I am sorry”.In passing sentence, Justice Reynolds said he noted the manner in which the offence was committed and the fact that the rapist maintained his innocence up until he was about to be sentenced even after being found guilty.Tyrone had two previous brushes with the law; however, he was a school dropout and could be a victim of his own domestic circumstances, the trial Judge said.“But you are a big man and have your own sense. I hope you benefit from counselling and hope you reflect on your actions while in prison.”last_img read more

Chelsea boost as Courtois given all-clear after head injury scare in Arsenal win

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been cleared to play on following the head injury he sustained during the 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.The Belgian stopper required treatment following a first-half collision with Alexis Sanchez and was eventually replaced by Petr Cech before undergoing precautionary tests in hospital.A Chelsea statement issued on Monday read: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm Thibaut Courtois went to hospital during our Premier League game against Arsenal yesterday [Sunday] for precautionary tests on a head injury. Those tests came back all clear.“Thibaut was treated for a minor cut to his ear and was released from hospital last night. He is expected to report for international duty [with Belgium] later this week.”Courtois played on for 15 minutes after suffering the knock to his head, with Chelsea medics only deciding to take him off after liquid appeared to be coming from his ear.And it led Headway, the brain injury charity, to question the application of the Premier League’s regulations.Headway chief executive Peter McCabe said on the charity’s website: “The new rules introduced this season were designed to ensure no risks to players’ health were taken.“They clearly state that ‘If there is any suspicion of the player having sustained a concussion, they must be removed from the field of play, and not allowed to return.’“This incident calls into question whether these rules are working effectively.”McCabe acknowledged the difficulty of making an assessment from television, but questioned why a “safety-first approach” was not applied.He added: “Bleeding from one or both ears is one of the symptoms to look out for that requires an immediate visit or return to hospital following a head injury.“The fact that the bleeding only became apparent 15 minutes after the injury also demonstrates the evolving nature of concussion and highlights why a safety-first approach must be taken with all head injuries.” Petr Cech replaces Thibaut Courtois for Chelsea 1last_img read more


first_imgCOMMUNITY SPORTS NOTICE: Letterkenny Educate Together NS first annual 5k will be held in Letterkenny on this coming Tuesday night, 28th April at 7.30pm.Parking at LYIT with the race starting near the Polestar Roundabout and finishing in front of the LYIT An Danlann Sports Centre where refreshments will be provided afterwards.The School are hoping the predicted wintry weather will be gone again by Tuesday and are preparing for a large entry for this race on a very fast flat route. pretty decent prizes are on offer across a number of age categories, as well as an individual prize category for LYIT students plus prizes for Educate Together parents and pupil winners.The overall Senior Mens and Womens winners will receive a will receive a 6 month membership of LYIT Sports Centre worth over €100 while there are also prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in 3 masters categories for both male and female.Meanwhile all entrants will be in with a shout of an excellent selection of spot prizes. Entry details and pre-registration are at funds raised will go towards facilitating P.E. activities for the children and to enhance the IT infrastructure within the school.The organisers would like to thank the wide number of local businesses who have supported the event, particularly the main race sponsors, Crafty Kids in the Letterkenny Retail Park ( full list of Race Results will be posted by Donegal Daily later on the night of the race.    SPORTS NOTICE: INAUGURAL LETTERKENNY EDUCATE TOGETHER 5K TO BE HELD THIS TUESDAY was last modified: April 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:5kCommunityFeaturesfundraiserLetterkenny Educate TogetherNoticesSportlast_img read more

‘I’ll get forehead tattoo if Croatia win the World Cup,’ jokes Barcelona star

first_img Ivan Rakitic already has several tattoos across his body. 2 2 Croatia, though, have shown their resilience throughout the tournament, overcoming Denmark, Russia, and England after extra-time, with the first two wins coming on penalties.Winning the tournament would be huge for Rakitic’s country, which has a population of just 4.5million.And the Barcelona midfielder maestro, who has played in all six World Cup matches, joked he could get some new ink in an unusual place if they are victorious at the Luzhniki Stadium.He said: “A tattoo after the World Cup final? I have a free space on my forehead. God willing, we win, then I’ll have a tattoo there. But first I’ll ask my wife.” And Rakitic believes they will have neutral football fans across the globe on their side against the French.He added: “We respect France but everything will depend on us. We have to play properly and bring the [World Cup] trophy to Croatia. I have a feeling that hundreds of millions of people around the world will be supporting Croatia in the final… I think the world will be happy and we will win.” Croatia star Ivan Rakitic is set to start for his nation against France in the World Cup final. Croatia superstar Ivan Rakitic joked he could get a tattoo on his forehead should his nation win World Cup 2018.They take on France on Sunday with their opponents favourites for glory with their young and talent squad.last_img read more

Prep roundup: Packard shoots 36, Thousand Oaks makes statement

first_imgJunior Hillary Packard shot 2-over-par 36 to lead surging Thousand Oaks High to a sweep of traditional Marmonte League powers Westlake and Agoura in a four-way league match at Westlake Village Golf Course. Thousand Oaks, ranked No. 4 by the Daily News, shot a season-best 209 in outscoring No. 7 Agoura (217), No. 3 Westlake (224) and Newbury Park (244) in the biggest Marmonte match of the season to date. Thousand Oaks returned Packard, who won the individual Marmonte title as a freshman, but second-year coach Melissa Salderfer’s Lancers were mostly an unknown quantity going into a league race expected to be headed by defending champion Westlake and Agoura, which reached the Southern Section final three years ago. Thousand Oaks drew early notice with a league-opening win over Agoura and established itself as the team to beat for the league title Wednesday, when Amber Foschaar (40), Nina Clarkson-Valdivia (42), Kelly Hayashi (44) and Jessica Bubb (47) provided strong support for returning All-Area selection Packard. “They were kind a surprise,” Westlake coach Dave Costley said of the Lancers, who improved to 11-1 overall and 7-0 in league play while dropping Agoura to 7-4 and 5-2 and Westlake to 6-4 and 5-3. “They’re definitely the team to beat now.” “We’ve all been working hard, and this year Amber was eligible to play,” said Packard, the medalist Wednesday. The Lancers have been aided by the play of La Reina of Thousand Oaks transfer Foschaar in their run for the school’s first league title in girls’ golf since 1998, the league’s first season in the sport. Packard matched her season low with her second 36 against Agoura; she recorded a 1-under 36 in the league-opening win at Sunset Hills Country Club. “I’ve been playing all summer long,” Packard said, explaining her improvement. She has a near 37-stroke average and is reaching longer distances off the tee this season. Westlake senior Brittney Ondrejko continued to show improvement after sustaining a concussion in a preseason automobile accident, shooting 38 for the day’s second-best score. Agoura’s Amanda Goodman, the defending league individual champion, shot 40, as did teammate Sara Christ, a foreign-exchange student from Sweden. Hannah Kim shot 42 to lead Newbury Park (1-7, 1-7). Westlake, Agoura and Thousand Oaks get a rematch opportunity of sorts today, when they compete in the third annual Magnolia Park Optimist Club tournament at De Bell Golf Club in Burbank. Twenty teams are entered in the nine-hole competition, which begins at 1:30 p.m., including No. 1-ranked Hart of Newhall, No. 2 Valencia and No. 3 Granada Hills, winner of the past four City Section titles. – Dave Shelburne GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL Oak Park 3, La Reina 2: The Eagles (17-1) defeated 13-time defending Tri-Valley League champion La Reina of Thousand Oaks (7-6), winning the league opener 24-26, 25-16, 29-27, 22-25, 16-14. Oak Park was led by senior Jesse Yaeger, who had 30 kills to improve her Southren Section-leading total to 379. The Eagles overcame an 8-6 deficit to win the decisive fifth game. Oak Park’s only loss this year was against Simi Valley at last weekend’s Royal of Simi Valley tournament at Pacifica High in Oxnard. Grant 3, North Hollywood 1: Vanessa Murray had 20 kills and eight aces and Kelsey Molina added 11 aces and 31 assists for Grant of Van Nuys, which lost the first game but rallied for a 20-25, 25-15, 25-7, 25-20 Sunset Six League road victory. The Lancers (6-0, 3-0) have opened the season with victories in each of its first six games for the first time in program history, according to coach Ian Lee. With the midpoint of league play approaching, Grant turns its attention toward Monday’s showdown against visiting Verdugo Hills of Tujunga, also undefeated in league play. GIRLS’ TENNIS Santa Barbara 11, Harvard-Westlake 7: Natasha Brown swept 6-0, 6-0, 7-6 (7-4) at No. 2 singles, but visiting Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (2-2) couldn’t overcome the absence of Hilary Barte in a nonleague loss. Barte, the Wolverines’ top singles player, decided to skip the trip to Santa Barbara. Lauren Moy and Caroline Richman won two sets in doubles for Harvard-Westlake, ranked No. 2 by the Daily News. Calabasas 17, Westlake 1: Kristen McVitty, Erin Wiesener and Brittney Harper didn’t lose a game in singles and Valerie Chang and Jillian Schnitman swept in doubles for Calabasas in its Marmonte League road match. Hilary MacDonald and Daniela Kuss won the only doubles set for Westlake (3-4, 2-2), which won only five games in the other eight sets against top-ranked Calabasas (7-0, 4-0). Marlborough 13, Campbell Hall 5: Campbell Hall of North Hollywood (6-3) suffered its third consecutive loss in a nonleague setback at Valley College. Michelle Sulahian won twice in singles and Rebecca Lawson and Katarina Reveche won two sets in doubles for the Vikings, the Daily News’ third-ranked team. Viewpoint 17, Buckley 1: Viewpoint of Calabasas (6-2, 2-1) defeated Buckley of Sherman Oaks in an Olympic League match as No. 1 singles player Samantha Yeung swept her singles sets, all at 6-0. Yeung, a sophomore, is 19-2 this season, and doubles tandem Brittany Beisswanger and Farrah Samarrai are 21-1. Viewpoint (2-1 Olympic) is contending with Cambpell Hall of North Hollywood and Brentwood for league supremacy. BOYS’ WATER POLO Thousand Oaks 10, Newbury Park 8: Juniors Sean Pearson and Trevor Talan scored three goals each as visiting Thousand Oaks defeated Newbury Park (6-10, 0-2) in a Marmonte League match. Junior Daniel Smith added five steals for the Lancers (7-6,2-1). Smith and Thousand Oaks junior Ryan Vick are All-Americans on the U.S. 16-under team. Scott Abernethy scored four goals for Newbury Park. 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

USC women face greater expectations

first_imgExpectations can change quickly. Last fall, USC women’s basketball coach Mark Trakh was just settling into his new job and answering questions about three-year plans and being competitive in the Pacific-10 Conference. Tuesday afternoon at the team’s season-opening press conference, Trakh was fielding questions about conference championships, NCAA Tournaments and, gulp, national championships? USC was one of the biggest surprises in college women’s basketball last season. The Trojans were picked to finish seventh in the Pac-10 preseason poll, but Trakh cobbled together an always-changing roster and took the Trojans to a third-place conference finish and the second-round of the NCAA Tournament. No sooner had USC’s upset bid of national runner-up Michigan State fallen one basket short did talk begin of the program returning to glory, like in the the 1980s and early ’90s. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I think they were kind of disappointed when they saw that we were being ranked in preseason polls,” Trakh said, “because, as Eshaya Murphy (Montclair Prep of Panorama City) said, ‘We still want to sneak up on people.’ I told her, ‘I hope not.’ “The expectations are high to get back up to that level, and I don’t know how long it’s going to take to start winning national championships. But we’d like to re-establish that tradition of going to the tournament every year and finishing high in the conference.” Recruits around the country have taken notice. USC already has landed Jacki Gemelos of St. Mary’s of Stockton, the No. 1 prep recruit in the country, and Morghan Medlock, a highly regarded forward from Narbonne of Harbor City. “It’s just a great time to be a Trojan,” said Murphy, the Daily News Player of the Year in 2002. “With the success of last year, and the new Galen Center opening, I’m just really excited.” The Trojans would love to start the year strong to justify their preseason rankings, but injuries to key players will make it hard to do so. Former Newbury Park star Brynn Cameron, USC’s leading scorer last year, is out until at least December with a hip injury, and Murphy (ankle), center Simone Jelks (knee), Jamie Hagiya (knee) and Jamie Funn (hip) are expected to miss time. center_img Fortunately, the early schedule isn’t treacherous. The biggest early-season tests are games at Notre Dame (Nov. 27) and at home against TCU (Dec. 4) and Ohio State (Dec. 11). Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 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

Council to consider repairs to hillside

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA PUENTE – The City Council will meet tonight to consider a resolution confirming the need for emergency repairs to a collapsed hillside on Roundabout Drive.The action would allow the city to begin repairs to the rain-damaged hillside if homeowners around the affected area cannot quickly agree to pay for the repair themselves.“The primary reason we’re becoming involved is that hillside affects other properties,” said City Manager Hal Ledford. “We’re trying to prevent larger damage to the greater public.”The hillside above 133 Roundabout Drive collapsed on a stormy day in February, sending a wall of mud through the back wall of Sal Reyes’ home.Reyes has since cleaned and repaired his house, but the damaged hillside remains covered by a plastic tarpaulin, awaiting someone to take responsibility for the damage.“Their property came into mine,” Reyes said on Monday.A drainage channel above Reyes’ home runs along four properties. When the channel became clogged, it collapsed the hillside. Exactly who was responsible for the channel is something the city is trying to sort out.If residents around the hillside don’t come to an agreement, the city will step in with $50,000 to make repairs, Ledford said.The city would later try to recoup the public money.The council will meet at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 15900 E. Main St. For more information, call (626) 855-1500. 962-8811, Ext. 2717last_img read more


first_imgMrs Catríona Gallagher (Patrick Gallagher Bus Travel) , Mrs NormaSummers (school principal), Mr Samuel Rankin (parent), Mrs StaceyTease (Board of Management), pupils from the school, Mr and MrsGilbert Allah-Mensah and Cllr Ciaran BroganA tiny two-teacher Donegal school has won its battle for survival after launching its own bus service.Trentagh National School, just ten minutes outside Letterkenny, was threatened with the loss of one of its teachers because it did not have enough pupils.The school, which has a proud history of education, was warned by the Department of Education that it faced sanctions if numbers fell. In line with Department policy, the school was told that it must have a minimum of 19 pupils but feared they might have just fallen short of that number.So the school’s Board of Management and principal Ms Norma Summers decided to hire a bus in order to attract pupils from the surrounding areas.And now the plan has paid off after the school attracted enough numbers to cover two teachers for next year’s school year which starts in September.Principal Ms Summers told Donegal Daily that the gamble has paid off. “We are so delighted to be able to reveal that we have achieved our numbers for September“Not only that but we have had quite a few enquiries from new families who will be sending their children in the next few years,” she said.Cllr Ciaran Brogan, who has also campaigned to keep the school open, said he was delighted by the news.“Trentagh National School has a wonderful history of education and they have two hugely dedicated teachers supported by a very strong Board of Manageemnt.“I am delighted that common sense has prevailed and I hope the school continues to flourish for many years,” he said. VICTORY! TINY SCHOOL WINS BATTLE TO KEEP TEACHER AFTER HIRING THEIR OWN BUS was last modified: June 27th, 2014 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:donegalprincipal Norma Summersschool busTrentagh National Schoollast_img read more

Two Resurrections Celebrated

first_img(Visited 296 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 For Easter, Illustra Media has produced a short film that dazzles the eyes with nature’s beauty as a metaphor for resurrection.This new four-minute short film from Illustra Media needs no commentary. Watch and celebrate!Watch this and other beautiful short films on The John 10:10 Project by Illustra Media / La Mirada Films.last_img