Brownlee happy with Ginebra’s aggressive start in PBA Finals

first_imgCarpio 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 Brownlee knows that with the series shifting back to Manila, both squads will be on an even keel in terms of fatigue after a tiring ride back home from Lucena. But with stakes bigger as ever, it’s going to be mind over matter for the Finals protagonists in Game 2 on Sunday.“At this point, everybody’s feeling fatigued, everybody’s tired. But you just have to fight it. You don’t have the time to be fatigued right now. We just have to keep aggressive and continue that to Game 2,” he said.“Hopefully, it will turn out like Game 1.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny UAAP: UE scores second straight win, stuns NU “Last year, we didn’t had a good start in the series. This time, we won. We just tried to set the tone and we tried to be aggressive,” he said on the heels of Ginebra’s 102-87 victory over Meralco on Friday.Brownlee was largely instrumental in the triumph, scattering 32 points on an efficient 13-of-20 shooting clip, on top of his 19 rebounds and six assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBrownlee also acknowledged the weight of Greg Slaughter’s return for Ginebra as the latter gave them a huge threat down low that’s unmatched by the opposing Bolts frontline.“He definitely makes our offense a lot easier. He gets under the bottom and around the rim and he’s very difficult to stop there. We kept looking for him for him to stay on his rhythm. He’s doing a great job and we hope that continues along the series,” he said. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ PBA IMAGESLUCENA — Justin Brownlee was relieved to get the series opener out of the way and in the bag for Ginebra.He didn’t want a repeat of last year when the Gin Kings trailed 0-1, and later on 1-2 in the series winning the next three games to win the PBA Governors’ Cup championship.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

New campaign to power SA’s Proteas

first_imgFootball Fridays united South Africans as they wore their football jerseys to show support for the national team Bafana Bafana during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The country will now be using that same united spirit to get behind the Proteas, ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup.br /> (Image: Big Media) South Africans are using the legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup to show their support for the country’s cricket team ahead of this year’s Cricket World Cup, which starts in February. Initiated by the Lead SA campaign, which encourages South Africans to make a difference in their various communities, Pure Protea Fridays take place at the end of every working week.South Africans are encouraged to mark these days by wearing a Proteas cricket shirt to show their support for the team in the build-up to and during the Cricket World Cup.The idea stems from Football Fridays in 2010, when South Africans donned football jerseys at the end of every week to rally behind national squad Bafana Bafana.There’s been an enthusiastic response to Pure Protea Fridays following its official launch on 10 January.“We united for the Springboks in 2007 and they won the Rugby World Cup, we united for Bafana Bafana in 2010 and we hosted the most amazing Football World Cup. Let us do it again in 2011 for the Proteas,” said Richard Holeness from Johannesburg.“I am going to buy myself a Proteas top and get ready to show my support,” said Tamryn Graeme from Linden in northern Johannesburg.“Football Fridays brought about such amazing spirit – I hope we can continue with that same spirit and pride in our country with Protea Fridays.”Sifiso Mbembe, from Diepkloof in Soweto, south-west Johannesburg, agrees: “Im not a cricket supporter as such, I know very little about the sport, but I am a South African and anything that has to do with showing pride and support for our country gets my vote.”“There is something powerful about having your country behind you when competing in an important event such as a world cup. I think the nation’s support has a unique magic about it – it can really will teams into victory,” Mbembe added.Cricket South Africa (CSA) has also welcomed the initiative: “CSA supports any initiative that is 100% behind the Proteas,” said the organisation’s CEO Gerald Majola.“Let’s lead the Proteas to victory,” said Charlotte Lombard from Howick in KwaZulu-Natal. “I’m excited that we are carrying the spirit and legacy of the Fifa World Cup through to other sporting events that continue to bring us together as South Africans.”Yusuf Abramjee, head of Primedia which came up with the Lead SA initiative, said: “The Football Fridays initiative united the nation and created patriotism. Our intention is to do the same for cricket.”Lombard said she would be travelling with her husband to attend some of the Proteas’ matches during the tournament co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. “We are huge cricket fans and are excited about going to watch the Proteas play. Let’s go Proteas!”South Africans can get themselves official Proteas supporters’ shirts from sports shops around the country or through the CSA website.last_img read more

NBA players go on trial in 2015 Phoenix assault

first_imgTwo of the other co-defendants pleaded guilty Wednesday to the same charges. That leaves the Morris brothers and one other defendant standing trial this week. The third defendant is Gerald Bowman, a former University of Southern California football player.Police say Hood was leaving a high school basketball game when he was approached by a friend of the Morris brothers. Hood told Phoenix police the man was speaking to him when he was punched in the back of the head.Hood ran to his car but fell down, before the men punched and kicked him repeatedly, authorities say. All five left in a Rolls Royce Phantom as bystanders began to appear.Hood provided an account of the attack as the first prosecution witness Monday, calling it “the most terrifying moment in my life.”He said Marcus Morris kicked him “relentlessly” and Bowman “just jumped straight up and landed on me with two feet.” Hood previously told police he was attacked by Markieff Morris, but recalled on the stand Monday that he later clarified his statement and said he could not be sure whether Markieff participated in the beating.Hood told police he suffered a fractured nose, abrasions and a large bump on his head.At the time of the attack, the 6-foot-9 Morris twins were teammates on the Phoenix Suns. Tyson Fury urges UK Anti-Doping for resolution MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The Boston Celtics acquired Marcus Morris from Detroit in the offseason as part of an overhaul of their roster, while Markieff was a solid contributor for the Washington Wizards last year.The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood, who has known the twins since they were promising teenage AAU players.In youth basketball parlance, Hood was known as a “runner” — someone who connects promising young athletes with representatives and agents in hopes of getting a cut of a lucrative NBA contract, Eckstein said.He said Hood viewed the Morris twins as his “lottery ticket” after they went onto a successful career at the University of Kansas. They had a falling out while the Morris brothers were at Kansas, and they were later drafted into the NBA.Defense lawyers don’t dispute that the beating took place, but they say the Morris brothers weren’t involved and believe Hood was trying to pin blame on them for financial gain.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Prosecutor Dan Fisher said it was a coordinated mission and “orchestrated attack” after the victim sent text messages to the Morris twins’ mother that angered them.Defense lawyers insisted the twins did not participate in the attack and questioned the reliability and financial motives of the man who was beaten. The lawyer for Marcus Morris, Timothy Eckstein, said witness statements that form the basis of the case are “entirely inconsistent and incompatible with the truth.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe twin brothers face the possibility of prison time and discipline from the NBA, including a minimum 10-game suspension, if they are found guilty.The two-week trial also threatens to disrupt the start of their 2017 NBA season with training camp set to begin for both players on Sept. 26. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, official Ron Garretson talks with Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus Morris center and his twin brother, Markieff, before the Suns’ NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)PHOENIX — NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris went on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a 2015 beating that prosecutors labeled as an “orchestrated attack” and defense lawyers dismissed as a ploy to get money out of the athletes.Opening statements began with prosecutors saying the two NBA stars and three other men each had a role in a beating that left a former acquaintance with a broken nose and other injuries.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

Sarr still groping for form despite posting another double-double

first_imgProtesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Honestly, I feel myself at 60 percent and in practice I’m not myself yet,” said Sarr, who had 15 points and 16 rebounds.“I’m not okay yet, but I feel that by the next games or in the second round I’m probably going to be in shape.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSarr suffered a groin injury before the season started and sat out Adamson’s opener as a precaution.And since his return, the 6-foot-8 big man has averaged 14 points and 12.5 rebounds. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPapi Sarr has already logged four games in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament and helped Adamson University get to the fourth spot with a 3-2 record.The center, however, admitted he’s still not at peak form despite his string of double-doubles with the third leading the Falcons’ 79-60 rout of University of the East on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Dillinger sparks, completes Bolts’ Game 1 comeback Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Sarr has also recorded three straight triple-doubles for Adamson.“I’ve been trying to get back after my injury but I’m thankful coach Franz [Pumaren] gave me the time and I’m trying to get back,” said Sarr. “I’m lucky I had a double-double and that actually helped the team win.” MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James embrace final chance to compete on court

first_img“I knew that at some point in the game, it was going to hit me that this was the last time we were competing against each other,” Wade said. “It hit me right away, once that buzzer sounded and we got the opportunity on the court to just look at each other and be like, ‘Man, this has been fun. This has been one hell of a ride, and we’ve enjoyed it together.’”James put up 28 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. Wade scored all 15 of his points in the second half to go with 10 assists and five boards.But the best moments arrived late when James and Wade finally guarded each other, playing one last one-on-one game for keeps.Defense won out on both ends, probably because they know each other well enough to take away their strengths. They funneled each other to drive to their more uncomfortable sides, and James forced Wade to attempt a 27-foot turnaround, fadeaway 3-pointer that missed badly with 7.2 seconds left.Wade was more open when he missed a 3 that would have put the Heat ahead with 22.5 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I needed that one,” Wade said with a grimace. “I wanted it so bad. I think I wanted it too much. It would have definitely been memorable. But this is my last time playing against this guy, you know? This is the holy grail in the NBA. Unless we figure this thing out and we go to the Finals, this is the holy grail for me. The competition of playing against the game’s greatest player. Playing it in LA. I thanked him for bringing us to this stage for our last hurrah on this stage. It gets no better than this.”Barring a change of Wade’s retirement plans or that incredibly unlikely NBA Finals matchup, they’ll never face each other in a real game — and the Lakers’ victory put James ahead of Wade 16-15 in their head-to-head matchups over their career.James marveled at the symmetry in this final showdown, but both players said their times together meant a whole lot more than their times in opposing uniforms.James and Wade won two NBA championships and four straight Eastern Conference titles together in Miami, along with their Olympic gold medals from Beijing.“The game is going to take care of itself, but just the fact that we were on the floor doing what we love to do, that’s what’s more important,” James said. “Wins and losses are going to happen throughout the course of the season and throughout the course of your career, but those moments right there, you can’t ever get back.”James and Wade swapped jerseys after the final buzzer, their bittersweet emotions overshadowed by the excitement of the moment and the possibilities of the future. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, shakes hands with Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James at the end of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife’s acting career would undoubtedly benefit from more time in Hollywood.LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and he’s already hatching schemes to occupy his former teammate, longtime rival and permanent friend.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “I told him, ‘No one likes to work out by themselves,’” James said with a grin. “So he can come to Staples. He can come to the practice facility anytime he wants to get workouts in. He can come help me with the young guys as well. He’ll be around a lot more personally for me, so I’ll love that.”Wade still has 56 regular-season games left in his self-declared final NBA season with the Miami Heat, but he passed a major milestone in that procession when he lined up against James for the final time Monday night in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 108-105 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe result wasn’t the most important part of the night to either man. They were wrapped up in the pure thrill — in the chance to face off for the final time in two incredible basketball careers that have been chronologically parallel, frequently intersecting and always momentous. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Just another ordinary loss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “It’s the end of a storybook,” James said. “One of the best movies you could ever see. It’s too hard to put into words. Thank God they’re staying the night. We get to have dinner (later). I know he has more games, but that’s the last one for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

10 months agoSacked Fulham boss Jokanovic ready for management return

first_imgSacked Fulham boss Jokanovic ready for management returnby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSacked Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is ready to return to football.Jokanovic was sacked by Fulham last month and already looks refreshed and recharged and is looking forward to his first Christmas with his family in years.“I am open, I am looking around and I am one of the first coaches to lose my job but I can be one of the first to get a new job,” he told the Mirror. “It will be a strange situation for me because I can enjoy Christmas with my family, spend some time with my children and it will be a little bit different to so many past Christmases!“I’ve had four years with no rest, I’m not tired but I also try to find something that is interesting and a plan to be successful. I live a good life, it’s not about money, I want to find a way for success.“I am rested, I am ready and hope to find something interesting for myself. I want to carry on working, it’s my profession and I hope I will find work for the next 20 years. Where? This world is so big that I cannot give you answers.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 hours agoEverton fullback Digne: Silva can be among best in the world

first_imgEverton fullback Digne: Silva can be among best in the worldby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton fullback Lucas Digne insists manager Marco Silva has the players’ full confidence.The Toffees picked up only their third league win of the campaign last weekend after beating West Ham 2-0.”He gave a lot of confidence to the players and very good advice,” Digne told the Liverpool Echo, in reference to the West Ham clash. “For me he is one of the best coaches I’ve had and I am sure he can be one of the best in the world.'”The mood [in the build-up] was perfect.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Bill Simmons Blasts ESPN For Reporting False Information Regarding Deflategate

first_imgBill Simmons during a photo shoot.Bill SimmonsBill Simmons isn’t done ripping his old employer. Earlier this week, the former ESPN star accused Stephen A. Smith and other Worldwide Leader reporters of leaking anti-Tom Brady material to help the NFL in its Deflategate case. Now, he’s going after the network’s reporting.Saturday, Simmons criticized ESPN for publishing a timeline of Deflategate that includes Chris Mortensen’s report that 11 of the 12 balls used in the first half of New England’s contest against the Indianapolis Colts were “significantly underinflated.” Mortensen’s original report stated that 11 of the 12 balls were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch – and it was later corrected after the Ted Wells report. The correction stated that 11 of the 12 balls were underinflated, ranging up to 2 pounds per square inch.Clearly, Simmons doesn’t think the piece of news should be included at all.ESPN’s DeflateGate timeline includes Mort’s 11 of 12 “significantly deflated” report like it was true. Hilarious.https://t.co/b1MuJrctYs— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) July 16, 2016At this point, it doesn’t look like Simmons is going to stop blasting ESPN any time soon.last_img read more

The Latest Britain also accuses China of cyberespionage

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Latest on Chinese cyberespionage (all times local):11:45 a.m.The British government has accused China of conducting a “widespread and significant” campaign of cyberespionage against the U.K. and its allies.The Foreign Office says a group known as APT 10, acting on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, carried out “a malicious cyber campaign targeting intellectual property and sensitive commercial data in Europe, Asia and the U.S.”It says the group “almost certainly continues to target a range of global companies, seeking to gain access to commercial secrets.”Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says China’s actions “go against commitments made to the U.K. in 2015 and as part of the G20 not to support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property or trade secrets.”The U.K. announcement came as U.S. officials unsealed an indictment against two Chinese citizens accused of cyberespionage.___10:30 a.m.The Justice Department is charging two Chinese citizens with carrying out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from U.S. companies.An indictment was unsealed Thursday against Zhu Hua and Zhang Shillong. Prosecutors say they were acting on behalf of China’s main intelligence agency.Court papers filed in Manhattan federal court allege the hackers were able to breach the computers of more than 45 entities in 12 states. The victims were in a variety of industries from aviation and space to pharmaceutical technology.Prosecutors charge that the hackers were able to steal “hundreds of gigabytes” of data.Court papers say they hacked computer service providers to gain access to the networks of businesses and governments in order to steal intellectual property and business data.Chinese intelligence officials and hackers. A case filed in October marked the first time that a Chinese Ministry of State Security officer was extradited to the United States to stand trial.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Police constable shot dead in North Dinajpur

first_imgKolkata: A police constable was shot dead by some miscreants post-Thursday midnight at Chopra in North Dinajpur. The constable, identified as Sabbir Ali, was on patrolling duty along with other police personnel of Chopra police station when he was shot.According to sources, around 2:30 am the patrolling van carrying four persons including an officer and the driver was standing on State Highway 31 at Kalagaj More near Dolua primary health centre. While sitting inside the van, the mobile phone of Ali rang and he got down from the van to receive the call. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersA few minutes later, all of a sudden, other police personnel heard a shot and got down from the van. They saw Ali lying on the ground, bleeding profusely. He was immediately rushed to Dolua primary health centre where the doctor declared him brought dead. Ali was shot on his head just beside the ear. Some local residents who had came out from their houses after hearing the gunshot claimed that two persons were seen running away from the spot. Questions were raised about the fact that why the other police personnel were not able to see anybody if the locals could. Ali’s family members are pointing fingers at his colleagues who were performing night patrolling with him. Later Ali’s body was sent to Islampur Sub-Divisional Hospital for autopsy examination. His family members demanded a videography during the autopsy examination.last_img read more