Pirates slay Lions

first_imgUnbeaten Meralco tackles Ceres Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Lyceum coach Topex Robinson knew his Pirates would create a massive ripple in NCAA Season 93. He just didn’t expect it to come this early at the expense of defending champion San Beda.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SAN BEDA 91—Bolick 21, Doliguez 19, Soberano 12, Mocon 10, Noah 9, Presbitero 8, Potts 4, Bahio 4, Adamos 2, Tankoua 2, Carino 0, Tongco 0, Abuda 0.Quarters: 24-18, 50-46, 73-75, 96-91 Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Nonetheless, Robinson showed up for the post-game press conference a very proud man, after the Pirates withstood the Lions’ stellar outside shooting in a 96-91 triumph before a big Friday crowd at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.If there were doubts about the Pirates’ title credentials, they snuffed them out with a gritty performance that saw them absorb the Lions’ best punches, before showing composure down the stretch for their second straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Chants of “Viva Pirata” rung through the hallways of the arena as the Pirates celebrated a stunning upset for their first win over the Lions in four years.“Again, we’re blessed to be here,” said Robinson. “To play against San Beda, it takes a lot of grit and perseverance. It was just about never giving up, but it’s not about me, it’s about the players.” MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Earlier, Jose Rizal U, drawing 26 points from Tey Teodoro, notched its first victory with a 68-54 drubbing of Perpetual Help, while Emilio Aguinaldo College opened its season with an impressive 74-64 victory over St. Benilde.The Pirates got solid contributions across the squad with CJ Perez once again spearheading the charge with 24 points. Mike Nzeusseu had 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Reymar Caduyac shot 16 points and dished out seven assists.Doing most of the damage while Perez rested on the bench, Caduyac, a stocky guard, mustered enough energy to scoot past the San Beda defense for a lay-up with 63 seconds remaining to help seal the victory for the Pirates, 95-89.Robert Bolick finished with 21 points for the Lions, but he lost steam in the end as the Pirates put the clamps on him in crunchtime. San Beda shot 13 of 26 from beyond the arc to stay within striking distance of Lyceum, which led by 12 points in the second period.LYCEUM 96—Perez 24, Nzeusseu 18, Caduyac 16, Marcelino JC 14, Baltazar 9, Marcelino JV 7, Ayaay 4, Tansingco 2, Liwag 2, Santos 0, Ibanez 0, Pretta 0, Cinco 0.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

‘Dialogue Outcomes to Be Backed by Political Will’

first_imgPresident George M. Weah (far left) and other VIPs at the opening of the National Economic Dialogue— President Weah assures, as public financial management, youth unemployment top national economic dialogue forum By David A. Yates and Robin DopoeIn the midst of the prevailing economic hardship, President George Weah has assured Liberians of his administration’s willingness to take into consideration recommendations under advisement,last_img

Adams doing her part

first_imgLA PUENTE – Ashleigh Adams wasn’t hard to notice during her first two seasons with the Bishop Amat High School girls basketball team. She was the girl wearing a knee brace so big that it nearly hurt to watch her run. To see Adams play today, you’d never suspect that a torn ACL put her career on hold. Adams doesn’t wear a brace anymore. She doesn’t come off the bench anymore, either. Instead, she’s Amat’s third-leading scorer behind standouts Kristen McCarthy and Candice Brown, and a key reason why the Lancers host Cathedral Catholic in the first round of the CIF Division III State playoffs tonight at 7 p.m. “She’s worked awfully hard,” Amat coach Richard Wiard said. “We’re just now seeing the athlete that she is. That first year, she wasn’t able to play very much. Then, last year she played a little bit and obviously now, as a starter, it’s a great progression.” Adams is a 5-foot-10 junior forward for the 25-4 Lancers, has started the entire season and has given fans glimpses of the promise she showed prior to the knee injury she suffered in eighth grade while playing AAU ball. “At first, I was kind of depressed that I couldn’t play,” Adams said. “I was devastated. I was like `Wow, I can’t believe this,’ because I really love basketball. I realized that I had to stop for a year and do it all over again.” Stopping for a year meant playing sparsely as a freshman while going to rehab twice a week. Adams got considerably more time last season, as one of Amat’s first players off of the bench. The long knee brace she wore made her as recognizable as her flashes of grandeur. It’s gone now, and Adams claims the brace wasn’t as bad as it looked. “It wasn’t that really difficult,” Adams said with a chuckle. “When you get used to it, it feels like it’s your leg. I was happy when I didn’t have to wear it anymore because I didn’t have to worry about it.” center_img With the brace now gone, Adams is playing with abandon. Her best performance this season came when she scored 20 points in a win over Monrovia at the SoCal Shootout at Azusa Pacific University. She also scored 10 points in each of Amat’s first two Southern Section playoff games. On most nights, Adams isn’t needed for offense – thanks to Brown and McCarthy – but she’s just happy to be out there healthy and contributing. “Getting back in it was kind of difficult, but I do my part and help them (Brown and McCarthy) do their part,” Adams said. “I can help the team a lot.” Having helped Amat win the past two Division III state titles has served Adams well as she prepares to aid this year’s team to makes its run, this time as a starter. Adams will be one of the main players tonight given the task of stopping Cathedral Catholic standout Victoria Lippert, averaging 24.3 points per game. Asking Adams to handle such a challenge is no problem for Wiard, who uses her like many of his versatile standouts of years past. “She’s left-handed, and that’s important. That’s worth a couple of buckets right there,” Wiard said. “I was hoping she’d be a good option for us offensively, and she has been. But her defense has come along very nicely. She wasn’t thrust into having to be a star right away and I’ve been very pleased with her development.” aram.tolegian@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Spector portrayed as ‘deadly’

first_imgThe judge repeatedly sustained prosecution objections to Cutler’s dramatically delivered remarks on grounds that he was making an argument rather than a statement. Addressing Spector’s history with women, Cutler characterized him as “a true romantic of a bygone era.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Music legend Phil Spector listened glumly in court Wednesday as a prosecutor portrayed him as a killer whose long history of victimizing women culminated in the death of a beautiful actress at his suburban castle. The defense countered that her death was an accident. Four years after the shooting of Lana Clarkson propelled Spector’s name into headlines again, a standing-room-only crowd filled a Los Angeles courtroom to hear opening statements in the record producer’s murder trial. “The evidence is going to paint a picture of a man who on February 3, 2003, put a loaded pistol in Lana Clarkson’s mouth – inside her mouth – and shot her to death,” said Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson. He showed jurors a picture of Clarkson’s body slumped in a chair in the foyer of Spector’s home, her face covered with blood. The prosecutor portrayed Clarkson as the unwitting victim of a man who could be charming, “but when he’s confronted with the right situations, turns sinister and deadly.” Defense attorney Bruce Cutler said in his opening statement that “it’s a sad thing for any jury to see photographs that you saw” and that the evidence will show the shooting was a “tragic accident.” Cutler said investigators leaped to the conclusion that it was a murder. “The evidence will show that back on Feb. 3 of ’03, before they even had a cause of death, let alone a manner of death, they had murder on their mind. Murder on their mind – the police,” Cutler said. The attorney also cast doubt on the language abilities and awareness of a chauffeur who quoted Spector as saying he thought he killed somebody. last_img read more

Bayern Munich to beat Manchester United to £22m former Everton man?

first_img Shkodran Mustafi Bayern Munich have joined Manchester United in the race for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, according to reports in Spain.The former Everton man has impressed in La Liga this season and clubs around Europe have expressed an interest.Barcelona, Manchester United and Real Madrid were all linked with moves in the summer but Valencia stood firm.However, according to AS, Bayern Munich have now joined the hunt the for the 23-year-old and will look to tie up a deal in January.Manager Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the Germany international and believes he can be tempted by a move to the Bundesliga.Mustafi has a release clause of £37m but it is claimed that Valencia could part with the centre-back for around £22m. 1last_img read more

SF Zoo officials sweep grounds seeking clues to tiger attack

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The three men were attacked around closing time Tuesday on the east end of the 125-acre zoo grounds near Ocean Beach, Gittens said. The officers who hunted down and shot the 300-pound animal were alerted through a 911 call placed by a zoo employee. The San Francisco medical examiner had not been able to identify the dead man, investigator Tim Hellman said Wednesday. The man did not have any identification and no one had called asking about him, according to Hellman. The two injured men, ages 19 and 23, were upgraded to stable condition Wednesday at San Francisco General Hospital after undergoing surgery to have their wounds cleaned and closed, said surgeon Rochelle Dicker. They suffered deep bites and claw cuts on their heads, necks, arms and hands. Dicker said they were shaken up emotionally and would remain hospitalized for the day, but that because of their youth they would make a full recovery. “They are in good spirits. They look absolutely fanstastic,” she said. The San Francisco Zoo was closed to visitors Wednesday as investigators tried to determine how a Siberian tiger escaped from its enclosure on Christmas Day and attacked three visitors, killing one of the men and mauling two others. A team of police officers returned to the zoo just before 9 a.m. to search for other possible victims. They said they did not expect to find anyone, but wanted to conduct a thorough sweep of the grounds because it was unclear how long the tiger had been loose before she was killed by police. “There’s no better light than daylight,” said Sgt. Neville Gittens, a police spokesman. “The idea was to come back and quaddruple check to make sure nobody out’s there. We just want to know.” The tiger, a female named Tatiana, was the same animal that ripped the flesh off a zookeeper’s arm just before Christmas 2006. An investigation of that incident by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health faulted the zoo, which beefed up the pen where big cats are kept. The zoo’s director of animal care and conservation, Robert Jenkins, could not explain how Tatiana escaped. The tiger’s enclosure is surrounded by a 15-foot-wide moat and 20-foot-high walls, and the big cat did not leave through an open door, he said. “There was no way out through the door,” Jenkins said. “The animal appears to have climbed or otherwise leaped out of the enclosure.” Police who had been alerted by a 911 call from a zoo employee responded to the scene just after 5 p.m. A group of four officers came across the body of the first victim The first attack happened right outside the Siberian’s enclosure when they entered the dark zoo grounds, Gittens said. The second victim was about 300 yards away, in front of the Terrace Cafe. The man was sitting on the ground, blood running from gashes in his head and Tatiana sitting next to him. The cat attacked the man again, Mannina said. The officers approached the tiger with their handguns. Tatiana moved in their direction and several of the officers fired, killing the animal. Only then did they see the third victim, who had also been mauled. Although no new visitors were let in after 5 p.m. Tuesday, the grounds had not been not scheduled to close until an hour later, and 20 to 25 people were still in the zoo when the attacks happened, zoo officials said. Employees and visitors were told to take shelter when zoo officials learned of the attacks. “This is a tragic event for San Francisco,” Fire Department spokesman Lt. Ken Smith said. “We pride ourselves in our zoo, and we pride ourselves in tourists coming and looking at our city.” There were five tigers at the zoo – three Sumatrans and two Siberians. Officials initially worried that four tigers had escaped, but soon learned only Tatiana had escaped, Mannina said. On Dec. 22, 2006, Tatiana reached through the bars of her cage and grabbed a keeper, biting and mauling one of the woman’s arms and causing deep lacerations. The zoo’s Lion House was temporarily closed during an investigation. California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health blamed the zoo for the assault and imposed a $18,000 penalty. A medical claim filed against the city by the keeper was denied. Last February, a 140-pound jaguar named Jorge killed a zookeeper at the Denver Zoo before being fatally shot. Zoo officials said later that the zookeeper had violated rules by opening the door to the animal’s cage. After last year’s attack, the zoo added customized steel mesh over the bars, built in a feeding shoot and increased the distance between the public and the cats. Tatiana arrived at the San Francisco Zoo from the Denver Zoo a few years ago, with zoo officials hoping she would mate with a male tiger. Siberian tigers are classified as endangered and there are more than 600 of the animals living in captivity worldwide. Associated Press writers Louise Chu and Terence Chea in San Francisco and Daisy Nguyen in Los Angeles contributed to this report. Associated Press writer Daisy Nguyen in Los Angeles contributed to this report. On the Net: San Francisco Zoo160Want 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


first_imgThe horse tied to the portaloos in Rathmullan.You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him use the facilities….!Perfectly-placed Donegal Daily reader Michael MacGinty sent this super picture to us after a trip to Rathullan.Instead of horsing around and nagging readers, we’ve decided to ru a little competition. The funniest caption to go with Michael’s picture wins €50!Please send your answers to info@donegaldaily.com by tomorrow (MON) at noon and we’ll publish some of the funniest including the winner. PICTURE COMPETITION: SHOW A LITTLE HORSE SENSE AND WIN €50! was last modified: January 31st, 2016 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:competitiondonegalhorseRathmullanlast_img read more

Predicted Tottenham XI to face PSV: Five goal star dropped for Champions League

first_img huge blow The Tottenham team who lost 4-2 to Barcelona at Wembley in their previous Champions League match. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars It’s not going to be easy though, with PSV, managed by Mark van Bommel, on a nine game winning streak in the Eredivisie.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino does have good news ahead of the match with Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen coming through their cameos against West Ham without any problems. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY Unfortunately, Spurs remain without Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, and Danny Rose for the match, while in-form attacking midfielder Erik Lamela, who has netted five goals this season, could be benched as the club manage his body while he continues his recovery from hip problems.So who will start for Tottenham against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League? Find out talkSPORT.com’s prediction below. shining How we think Tottenham will look against PSV Eindhoven. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football Stories 3 BEST OF Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 3 REVEALED REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Tottenham Hotspur must beat PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League tonight as their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages fade.Defeats to Inter Milan and Barcelona have already got Spurs teetering on the brink but a victory over the Dutch side would throw them a vital lifeline – and you can listen to the game live on talkSPORT from 5:55pm. Manager Mauricio Pochettino still has some injury problems in his squad. RANKED last_img read more

Bus driver to cooperate in death probe

first_img Assistant U.S. Attorney John Kinchen said he was not sure what would happen to Robles after that. He still faces federal immigration charges for being in the country illegally. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOUSTON – A driver facing negligent homicide charges in a bus fire that killed 23 nursing home patients during the Hurricane Rita evacuation agreed Wednesday to help federal investigators. Juan Robles Gutierrez, 37, a Mexican national, was detained in Houston as a material witness to the investigation, though neither his attorney nor prosecutors would give details about the probe. The bus, owned by Global Limo Inc. caught fire Sept. 23 from a malfunctioning back wheel. After the fire started, oxygen tanks used by some of the patients on the bus began exploding. The bus company was shut down by federal regulators Oct. 7. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Mr. Robles has instructed me to communicate to the government he is prepared to cooperate in any way possible,” his attorney, George Shaffer, said after a brief hearing. Shaffer was hired by Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department to represent Robles. His family has said Robles was used as a scapegoat in the investigation. Carlos Garcia, an official with the Mexican Consulate in Houston who attended Wednesday’s hearing, said his government is paying close attention to the case to ensure Robles is treated fairly under the U.S. legal system. He said Mexican officials still want to know what specific evidence authorities in Dallas have against Robles. “He did not cause these deaths. He is totally innocent,” said Shaffer. Prosecutors have until Nov. 11 to depose Robles. last_img read more

Bob Myers staying patient with Patrick McCaw’s initial absence

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors have not even played a game yet, and they are already missing a key reserve player.No injuries have happened. But Patrick McCaw is not listed on the Warriors’ training camp offer since he has yet to accept the team’s $1.7 million qualifying offer. McCaw has stayed determined about finding a potentially more lucrative and long-term deal elsewhere, giving the Warriors three days to match any offer sheet.“We’re continuing to talk to his representatives,” Warriors general …last_img read more