Injured Valdez, Morado still show up at national team pool training

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadal completes fightback to reach 11th French Open semifinal Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The couple of Cool Smashers, however, did not join the drills with Valdez nursing a bum right ankle and Morado suffering from tendonitis on her right shoulder.“Last night my Achilles’ tendon really hurt and then I checked it this morning and Doc [Raul] Canlas told me it might be Achilles tendonitis so he advised me to rest it,” said Valdez in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownValdez was able to lead the Cool Smashers to a 25-21, 26-24, 25-23 win over Iriga-Navy with 19 points but only realized her injury before she went to sleep.Morado, though, left the game against the Lady Oragons in the second set and immediately iced her right shoulder. MOST READ 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 Alyssa Valdez (left) cools down with fellow national team pool players during their training at Arellano gym on Thursday. Photo by Bong LozadaCreamline’s spiker-setter partnership of Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado showed their commitment to the national team despite nursing injuries they suffered in their games in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.Valdez and Morado were part of the 14 players who showed up in the final training session of the national team pool Thursday at Arellano University.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I just need to fully rest and continue ice therapy for a week,” said Morado.Valdez and Morado joined Myla Pablo, Aby Maraño, CJ Rosario, Jaja Santiago, Rhea Dimaculangan, Myka Ortiz, Becca Rivera, Denden Lazaro, Mika Reyes, Mylene Paat, and Cess Molina in the training session.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Kyrie Irving calls LeBron James to apologize, ask for advice on leadership

first_imgAl Horford scored 24 and Jayson Tatum had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Boston, which returned home after losing three straight on the road.Kawhi Leonard scored 33 points and Serge Ibaka had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who had won five in a row heading into the matchup of two teams that consider themselves the heir to James’ Cavaliers as the best team in the East. Toronto (33-13) fell percentage points behind Milwaukee (32-12) for the best records in the NBA.“For the most part this year, when we’ve had a really tough team we’ve responded,” said Gordon Hayward, who scored 18 points off the bench. “But we haven’t played like that every single night.”Toronto led 104-100 after Leonard’s three-point play with 4:22 left before Boston scored 17 of the next 19 points. Tatum had a three-point play and then a 3-pointer to give Boston a 106-104 lead, before Toronto tied it.Irving then hit consecutive baskets, popping his jersey for the adoring crowd after connecting on the second from just a step or two inside the center tipoff circle. He then went to the pass, assisting on Boston’s last three baskets of the game before Toronto’s last bucket ended it.“The last three minutes of the game got away from us,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.After adding Leonard in the offseason, the Raptors have zoomed to the top of the conference standings. But despite getting Irving and Hayward back from injuries that kept them out of last year’s playoffs, when the team went to the conference finals, the Celtics have stumbled their way to the fifth-best record in the East.The Celtics made just one of their first 11 shots in the fourth, giving up nine straight points to trail 92-89 midway through the quarter. But Aron Baynes, who had made 12 3-pointers all season, hit one from the top of key to stop the run and tie it.TRAINER’S ROOMKyle Lowry, who finished with 10 points and seven assists, was poked in the left eye by teammate Pascal Siakam while the two were trying to defend Marcus Smart in the lane. Lowry went down under the basket for the rest of the possession but stayed in the game after a timeout. “I had to call Bron, and tell him I apologize for being that young player that wanted everything at his fingertips,” Irving said after the Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 118-107 on Wednesday night. “I wanted to be the guy that led us to a championship. I wanted to be the leader. I wanted to be all that.”Returning after missing the previous game with a bruised right leg, Irving hit a foul-line fadeaway to give Boston the lead for good, then hit a 31-foot 3-pointer to finish with 27 points. He had 10 points and six of his career-high 18 assists in the fourth quarter — including passes to set up Boston’s last three baskets in a game-ending 17-4 run.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“Somehow people still think I can’t pass,” Irving said. “When guys are making shots, it made my job a lot easier.”The win snapped a three-game losing streak — all on the road. In lengthy comments after a loss in Orlando on Saturday, Irving called out his less-experienced teammates and said: “We have a lot of learning to do.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But he said he came to regret what he said, or at least how he said it.“I did a poor job of setting an example for these young guys what it’s like to get something out of your teammates,” he said. “Going forward, I want to test these young guys, but I can’t do it publicly. That was a learning experience for me, realizing the magnitude of my voice and what I mean to these guys.”And that also made him realize that he owed James an apology for bristling when the star returned from Miami to a Cleveland team that Irving had come to think of as his own.“He’s been in this situation, been there with me, where I’ve been the young guy, been the 22-year-old kid, wanting everything, wanting everything right now,” Irving said.“The responsibility of being the best player in the world and leading a team is something that’s not meant for many people. And Bron was one of those guys that came to Cleveland and tried to really show us what it’s like to win a championship. And it was hard for him. Sometimes getting the most out of the group is not the easiest thing in the world. Fewer are meant for it or chosen for it. And I felt like the best person to call was him.”ADVERTISEMENT Baynes, who missed a month with a broken bone in his left hand, returned and played 14 minutes, scoring nine points with five rebounds. Irving and Smart also returned after missing Monday’s game in Brooklyn.UP NEXTRaptors: Return home for the second half of a back-to-back against the Phoenix Suns.Celtics: Host Memphis on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Nets spoil James Harden’s 58-point night, stun Rockets Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, right, and forward Serge Ibaka, left, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The Celtics defeated the Raptors 117-108. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON  — Kyrie Irving said he regretted criticizing his younger teammates, then he made a call to a former teammate he also owed an apology.The Celtics point guard said on Wednesday that he called LeBron James over the weekend to apologize for failing to understand the burden the four-time NBA MVP carried when they played together on the Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Opposition, Govt meet with Caricom top officials

first_imgOn Friday, a delegation of top officials from the Caribbean Community (Caricom) met with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and other members of the parliamentary Opposition and President David Granger.Heading the delegation at Jagdeo’s Church Street office was Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque, along with Chairman of Caricom and St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.President David Granger is greeted by Chairman of Caricom and St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy HarrisThey met with Jagdeo, who was accompanied by the Party’s presidential candidate Irfaan Ali, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira and parliamentarian Juan Edghill. According to a statement from the Opposition Leader’s office, discussions at the meeting centred on the no-confidence resolution against the coalition Government.Meanwhile, the Caricom team also met President David Granger, on Friday, paying him a courtesy call at State House. The President was accompanied by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who is also performing the functions of Foreign Affairs Minister and Guyana’s Ambassador to Caricom, Charlene Phoenix.On December 21, 2018, the no-confidence motion brought by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) against the Government succeeded when former Alliance For Change (AFC) Parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud broke ranks and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.With the Government’s defeat, the next steps are spelt out in the Constitution of Guyana. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, clause 7 goes on to state that “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in Office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Since the passage of the motion, however, persons aligned with the coalition party have sought to question the motion’s validity even as the vote has already been certified. These arguments formed part of the opinions presented to Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, in the hopes that he would reverse the ruling. He refused to do so.Amid calls to resign, Government has insisted it is going nowhere until elections are held. Several court cases were filed, in which an order was sought to, among other things, delay the elections until the court rules on the matter.That and other related cases came up for Hearing last Tuesday, but acting Chief Justice Roxane George committed to a ruling by the end of this month, while noting that such an order would be unnecessary.last_img read more

Trackers fall to Roughnecks 5-2

first_imgThe first period was a struggle for the Trackers. The Roughnecks scored three goals in the frame to lead 3-0 after 20 minutes.The Trackers were able to find the back of the net as the second period was winding down, but before that the Roughnecks had deposited another two goals as the score was 5-1 heading into the final period. The Trackers would add another goal in the third period to round out the scoring.Scoring in order for the Trackers were Layne Hunter, and Ricky Bateman. Both goals were unassisted.- Advertisement -Tavis Veins got the start for the Trackers. He allowed three goals on 18 shots before he was replaced by Logan Edwards. Edwards stopped 24 of 26 shots in relief.last_img

Liverpool squads compared: Are the Reds better than last year?

first_img 2 Liverpool were the third biggest spenders in the transfer window, laying out £78.4million but with a net spend of just £10.35million.Following Steven Gerrard’s departure, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers quickly completed the signing of James Milner to try and fill the gap left by the Kop icon.Liverpool received almost £50m from Manchester City for Raheem Sterling and swiftly reinvested by snapping up Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings.Nathaniel Clyne was brought in to replace Glen Johnson, while Adam Bogdan came in as back-up for Simon Mignolet in goal.What do you think of Liverpool’s squad compared to last season? Let us know by leaving your comments below.  And you can tell us which squad is better in the poll below… Liverpool’s 2015/16 squad 2 How Liverpool finished the 2014/15 season – Click the right arrow to see how their squad looks now last_img read more

Tarver too much for Jones

first_img Tarver retained his IBO light heavyweight title Saturday night with a unanimous 12-round decision over Jones, his second victory over his longtime rival in 16 months. “He came to reclaim his throne, but it wasn’t happening tonight,” Tarver said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Tarver won the crown in May 2004 with a stunning second-round knockout of the former world champion in four weight classifications. He nearly dropped him again when he hurt Jones with a right hand in the 11th round, but couldn’t finish him off. Fighting for the first time since being stripped of his WBA title for testing positive for steroids, James Toney (69-4-2) dominated Dominick Guinn over 12 rounds in Reno, Nev. Also on the card, Chris Byrd successfully retained his IBF title against DaVarryl Williamson in a lackluster fight. TAMPA, Fla. — Antonio Tarver raised his arms in triumph and climbed up on the ropes. Roy Jones, Jr., smiled, gave his corner a high-five with his glove and admitted he was beaten by a better fighter. Photo Gallery Tarver vs Jones center_img 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

Houston gets to big gun Oswalt

first_img “I like those guys to get all the recognition, myself. I don’t like to be the guy that stands out,’ Oswalt said Friday, a day before his fourth career playoff start. “I like kind of sneaking up on guys instead of being out front.’ That doesn’t mean Oswalt (20-12), the first pitcher since 2001-02 with consecutive 20-win seasons, isn’t a big-game pitcher. The right-hander from Weir, Miss., a town of about 600 people, just isn’t enamored with the spotlight off the mound. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I think Rocket and Andy really like being on the big stage. They sort of feed off that a little bit,’ manager Phil Garner said. “Roy doesn’t shy down from it at all, but his personality is just much more low- key.’ Oswalt was Houston’s starter on opening day, not Clemens or Pettitte for their hometown team. And Oswalt’s last start was in the regular-season finale Sunday, when he beat the Chicago Cubs to make sure the Astros won the wild card outright without having to play a one- game tiebreaker. “I don’t think he’s going to be running for political office any time soon. He just enjoys pitching,’ Garner said. “If he could just move all this into his hometown, I think he’d be perfectly fine with that.’ In his two starts in last year’s playoff series against Atlanta, Oswalt allowed three runs over 11 1/3 innings. He won the Game 5 clincher to give Houston its first postseason series victory in eight tries. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img HOUSTON — Roy Oswalt likes his position in the Houston Astros’ playoff rotation. Back home for Game 3 of their NL division series and needing a victory to take control, the Astros finally get to their 20-game winner against the Atlanta Braves. Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens started the first two games, which the teams split. last_img read more

Cllr Jack Murray elected chairperson of Donegal Sinn Féin

first_imgThe Sinn Féin in Donegal organisation has elected Inishowen Councillor Jack Murray as the party’s chairperson in the county at an AGM held in Gallagher’s Hotel, Letterkenny last night.Cllr Murray said he is honoured to take on the position and paid tribute to the outgoing members of the officer board in the county.Speaking after the AGM, Cllr Murray said: “I’m delighted to have been elected chairperson of the Sinn Féin organisation in County Donegal. It really is an honour to be trusted by my comrades in the county to take on this position. “Thankfully our party is currently in a very strong position in Donegal. We have some 700 members organised across every town, village and parish in the county. We also have 9 county councillors, 2 high profile members of the Oireachtas and an MEP for the region.“That is a result of years of hard work by our activists and the enactment of long-term plans which were put in place by the leadership locally.“As republicans however, we will never be satisfied with where we are and will always strive to grow further and recruit more members so that we can build support for our political objectives and eventually deliver the United Ireland of Equals to which so many people have dedicated their lives.“We are lucky in Donegal to have a blend of energetic and enthusiastic young people who are keen to build a better society in Ireland and experienced activists with a wealth of political knowledge to guide the party as we continue to grow. “It is a very exciting time to be a member of Sinn Féin and I would encourage anyone who would like to help out locally or feels that they can contribute to our political project to contact your local representative and become involved.”Cllr Jack Murray elected chairperson of Donegal Sinn Féin was last modified: October 20th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:InishowenJack MurraySinn Feinlast_img read more

Aspiring Donegal film-maker to show his film at prestigious US festival

first_imgAn aspiring young film-maker from Letterkenny has been invited to screen his graduation film at a prestigious film festival in the US.Andrew Scally, a student at Trinity College in Dublin, has been selected and invited for the screening of his film “Beautiful Youth” at the annual Austin Film Festival Texas next month.Andrew, a son of well known GP, Dr Dara Scally, has shown his creative flair from a young age. He is now doing a Masters in Film after spending a period with Virgin Media.The unassuming 23-year-old Letterkenny man is a past student of the National Film School, Dun Laoghaire.The Austin Film Festival runs from October 24-31 and is one of the biggest in the film industry and furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story.The Film Festival & Conference was the first event of its kind to take the lead in bringing professional and amateur screenwriters (and now filmmakers) together to celebrate the role of the screenplay in filmmaking and discuss the considerable creative possibilities of writing for film and television. Equally important, the Conference brought producers, agents and screenwriters together to foster the sale of screenplays and launch long-term successful careers.Andrew, a past pupil of Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, first displayed his flair and interest in film/digital at the age of 12 when he used to regularly call to electrical/digital stores for connections and gadgets to make his own computer.Aspiring Donegal film-maker to show his film at prestigious US festival was last modified: September 9th, 2019 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:Andrew Scallydonegalfestivalfilmletterkennylast_img read more

‘Tis the season to support Letterkenny’s annual Christmas Dinners

first_imgA kind-hearted team of volunteers is once again preparing to host free Christmas Day and New Years Day dinners for those alone.The popular event is greatly appreciated by many people in the community who enjoy attending for food, entertainment and good company at Christmastime.Letterkenny woman Kathy O’Connor and her volunteers spend their Christmas Day ensuring that those alone have a happy time, spent with others. In 2018, Kathy realised that the annual New Year’s Day dinner for those alone was not going ahead so she decided to undertake this event too. Kathy O’Connor pictured with Shane Kelly, General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny supporting the Christmas Day Dinners for people alone at Christmas.The events are kindly sponsored by the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny and the Conwal Parish Church also offers space for the festivities.Letterkenny Chamber, thanks to the generosity of its members, gathers the food, gifts and treats necessary to make this day a success.They are now inviting local businesses and people to donate what they can – monetary donations, sweets, gifts, minerals, napkins etc. are all needed for this year’s dinners.If you are in a position to assist, please contact Anne Condon at the Letterkenny Chamber on 0749124866 or email anne@letterkennychamber.com ‘Tis the season to support Letterkenny’s annual Christmas Dinners was last modified: December 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more