CEU shocks Flying V, advances to D-League Finals

first_imgOrlan Wamar. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University dug deep and stunned Flying V, 72-67, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig to oust the top seed and move on to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.Orlan Wamar kept the Scorpions afloat with 17 points built of four treys, on top of two rebounds, while Art Aquino emerged as the biggest thorn in the side of the Thunder with his 13-point, 10-rebound performance.ADVERTISEMENT JK Casiño also added 12 markers and five boards, JJ Manlangit had 11 points and nine rebounds, as Rod Ebondo took care of the dirty work with his 11 markers and 18 boards.“I’m so proud of my players because they gave their best. That’s how we’re able to make it here,” said coach Yong Garcia, who made the Finals in his first conference at the helm for CEU.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’The Scorpions became only the second fourth-seed to advance to the championship series, following the footsteps of Tanduay in the 2016 Foundation Cup.CEU crawled back from a 13-point deficit, 25-12, and slowly chipped away the lead before finally zooming ahead 58-57, thanks to a Manlangit jumper at the 7:18 mark of the fourth quarter. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Hans Thiele had a chance to tie the game for Flying V at in the final minute, but he botched his shot from up-close, allowing Ebondo to seal the game with three freebies in the waning seconds of the game.“I just told my players to stay focused and stick to our gameplan,” said Garcia.The Scorpions will now prepare for Cignal HD in the best-of-three Finals, starting on Tuesday.Leading Conference MVP candidate Jeron Teng bowed out with 19 points, six assists, and five rebounds, while Thiele got 13 markers and four boards in the exit.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS PLAY LIST 02:48Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 CEU 72 – Wamar 19, Aquino 13, Casiño 12, Ebondo 11, Manlangit 11, Jeruta 4, Arim 2, Uri 2, Cruz 2, Fuentes 0.FLYING V 67 – Teng 19, Thiele 13, Torres 8, Banal 7, Paredes 6, Salamat 6, Austria 3, Tampus 3, Cañada 2, Dionisio 0.Quarters: 12-18, 32-39, 51-54, 72-67.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Korea downs China for AVC bronze Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

PH squash team unhurt after bus crash ahead of SEA Games event

first_imgNone of the Filipino players – seven of them in total – suffered any major injuries.The Thais also escaped unhurt but a couple of Myanmar players were sent to the National Sports Institute (NSI) for treatment.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’“What happened was just unfortunate. It was an accident after all,” said Filipino team manager Abad Santos.“There were two buses. We were in the first bus together with the Thailand team while Myanmar was in the bus behind us. SEA Games: Coach wants to see more from Perlas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings “We also had a police escort and everything seemed fine until the second bus hit us strongly from behind.“Some of the Myanmar players had some slight injuries but my players are all fine and we’re still ready to play.”Due to the accident, the morning matches of men and women’s doubles have been temporarily suspended. The mixed doubles competition was initially scheduled to start at 2pm.“We’re putting the competition on hold until the players get medical clearance to play,” said SEA Games squash technical officer K. Sivanesan.“We’re rescheduling and we expect things to be up and running after lunch.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The bus was on its way from the players’ hotel in Putrajaya to the National Squash Centre. Photo from The Star Twitter @staronline.KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ squash team is shaken but otherwise unhurt following a bus accident on Monday morning.The Filipinos, as well as the Thai and Myanmar squash teams, were on their way to the National Squash Centre from their hotel in Putrajaya when their buses collided.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teen gunned down in Masbate Squash offers nine gold medals at the Games and is played at the National Squash Centre and the Raintree Club in KL.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View commentslast_img read more

Back to her old position, Bang Pineda pumps life into Generika-Ayala

first_imgMOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Despite being a libero for the last three years, Bang Pineda is slowly finding her way back to the position she was once known for – an outside hitter.Pineda rose to the occasion when it was needed the most, scoring 10 of her 20 points in the last two sets in Generika-Ayala’s  25-23, 20-25, 21-25, 25-12, 15-13 win over Foton in the 2018 Chooks to Go PSL Invitational Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan towncenter_img Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Bang used variant attacks that’s why she was able to score over the towering defense of Foton,” said Lifesavers head coach Sherwin Meneses in Filipino. Ma. Angelica D. Garcia and Justin Robert ValenciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 READ: PSL: Generika-Ayala squeaks past Foton“I had a hard time adjusting actually because shifting from the spiker to libero position was not that hard but the libero to spiker, it is a big adjustment. I had to double time to catch up with the other spikers,” said Pineda 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 crownAgainst a taller Foton side, Pineda played smart by chalking up multiple off-speed hits and drop balls.The former Adamson Lady Falcon bared being a beach volleyball player helped her adjust easier. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Joshua ordered by WBA to fight Povetkin and ditch Wilder View commentslast_img read more

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Ambassador Conteh Extols Liberia-Nigeria Relations

first_imgThe Ambassador of Liberia to Nigeria, Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, has hailed the excellent bilateral relations between Nigeria and Liberia. A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja said Ambassador Conteh spoke at a special thanksgiving program and reception organized by the Liberian community in Nigeria on Sunday, July 26, at the Embassy of Liberia in Abuja, to commemorate Liberia’s 168th Independence Day. Ambassador Conteh, on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the government and people of Liberia, paid homage to the excellent Liberian-Nigerian relations. He said Liberia’s deepened bilateral relation with Nigeria comes at an opportune time when Nigeria was rated the largest African economy in Africa following the rebasing of the size and structure of its economy in 2014.Liberia and Nigeria reactivated a Joint Commission in July last year by signing five Agreements: a bilateral Trade Cooperation Agreement, an Agreement on Cultural Cooperation, and an MOU on Cooperation in Geology, Mining, Mineral Processing and Metallurgy, an Agreement on Educational Cooperation, and an Agreement for the Training of Liberia Foreign Service Officers. Ambassador Conteh also thanked the Nigerian Government for its significant contribution to Liberia, through the West Africa Health Organization and the African Union, of cash donations and volunteers respectively to combat Ebola in Liberia. “Liberians will forever be grateful for Nigeria’s contribution to ECOMOG in the nineties that renewed peace and democracy in Liberia”, Ambassador Conteh remarked, as he proffered a toast to wish for the good health and prosperity of President Muhammadu Buhari, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the fraternal people of Nigeria and Liberia.The Liberian envoy used the occasion to assure the Government and people of Nigeria, and the international community, not to panic about the few, isolated cases of Ebola resurgence in the country last month. “The Government of Liberia now has the experience to control the spread of Ebola. Its effective Incidence Management System (IMS) has brought the situation under control. The four remaining cases recovered and have been released. Liberia now has no confirmed case of Ebola”, the Ambassador added in the midst of applause by the audience.He revealed that Liberia’s post-Ebola Development Strategy includes the rebuilding of the health system with accelerated infrastructure development and induced investment to reverse the negative trend in falling economic growth. This strategy will reschedule the timeline of Liberia’s Agenda for Transformation, and create a momentum for sustainable development that would enable the country attain middle income status by the year 2030, he emphasized.The program was well- attended by the Liberian Community in Abuja and surrounding states in Nigeria, invited guests, and the officials and players of the visiting Liberian Under-Twenty Soccer Team. It was climaxed by an intercessory Christian and Muslim Prayer for God’s mercy and blessings on the governments and people of Liberia and Nigeria.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ramdhani gives back to younger players

first_imgGuyana’s number one ranked badminton player Narayan Ramdhani is currently on vacation from his scholarship programme; however, instead of spending his time lounging around, the young man has decided to lend his services to the Guyana Badminton Association for its badminton camp.Ramdhani is assisting with teaching new skills, drills, and techniques to the younger generation of badminton players. Guyana Times Sport caught up with the star player and he shared a little bit about his role in the camp. “So it’s like helping the younger kids and other players to get better and like teaching them different strokes and better ways to hit the shots,” he said.On a different note, he disclosed that he has been exposed to a higher level of training since he began his training in Canada some two years ago. “It’s been…, well, the training in Canada is much better. In Guyana, you have to wait on people or the courts are not available. But in Canada the courts are available for me to train; the players are better over there and the overall atmosphere for training is better.”When asked about the level of competition, Ramdhani stated, “The level of competition is higher. We have good players in Guyana, but there’s more people over there to play with, so we’re not playing the same persons over and over again. It’s mostly aging players and they’re really good at badminton.”Despite this, the young man noted that much else has not changed. He has stuck to his usual techniques; the only catch he stated is bettering those techniques. “It’s the same thing over and over again, but repetition makes everything perfect.”Back in 2016, Ramdhani earned a five-year contract with Shuttlesport Badminton Academy located in Vancouver; the programme will be preparing him to compete in the 2020 Olympics.last_img read more

Man’s variable friend

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – From the towering Great Dane to the feisty little Chihuahua, all dogs are brothers under the skin. Now, researchers have uncovered a reason why the animals wearing that skin vary so much in size. Dogs have the largest variation in body size of any land animal, so researchers led by Elaine A. Ostrander of the National Human Genome Research Institute decided to look into the reasons why. They found a section of genes that controls small size in dogs and reported their results in Friday’s issue of the journal Science. Learning how growth is controlled can improve the understanding of cancer and other diseases caused by growth gone awry, Ostrander said in a telephone interview. And the research adds to the basic study of variations, perhaps improving knowledge of the differences between people, she added. K. Gordon Lark of the University of Utah, a co-author of the report, pointed out that dogs have 200 to 300 diseases in common with people, including high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases and cancer. ”They also share our environment, so if there is an environmental influence that can trigger disease,” dogs will be going through the same process, he said in a telephone interview. ”So, if we can solve this in dogs, that’s a fantastic jump ahead,” Lark said. Keith E. Murphy, principal investigator at the Canine Genetics Laboratory of Texas A&M University, said, ”What you’ve got here is the first piece of that puzzle.” ”That’s very important and you’re looking at almost a sort of cascade effect, if you will, and we would hope that these findings, maybe you can extend to diseases … maybe even cancer,” said Murphy, who was not part of the research team. Lark’s Portuguese water dog, Georgie, had died and he was seeking a new one. Hearing he was a geneticist, the breeder urged him to work on dog genes. So he began the Georgie project, studying the genes of the Portuguese water dog, a breed that comes in a wide range of sizes from 25 pounds to 75 pounds. Ostrander and colleagues then extended that to a range of large and small breeds and the researchers located a section of DNA that varied between large and small breeds in most cases. Known as a regulatory sequence, the difference is on dog chromosome 15 next to a previously known gene named IGF1, for insulin-like growth factor 1. The hormone controlled by the IGF1 gene helps mammals – including people – grow from birth to adolescence. In small dog breeds a mutation in the sequence next to the gene kept them from growing larger, the researchers said. ”We know this is only part of the story, but it’s a necessary part of the story,” said Ostrander, who noted there some exceptions, with the small-dog sequence appearing in larger dogs. Other yet-unidentified genetic factors cause the exceptions, said Kevin Chase of the University of Utah, another co-author. Overall, 21 researchers studied 3,241 dogs from 143 breeds, ranging from bichon frise, Chihuahua, Maltese, Pomeranian, toy poodle, pug and Pekingese to Saint Bernard, Newfoundland, mastiff, Great Dane, Irish wolfhound and standard poodle. Dogs are descended from wolves, having been domesticated 12,000 to 15,000 years ago. Selective breeding has produced the many different types of dogs that exist today. Judging from ancient artwork, small breeds were developed quite early, Lark said. A study of several hundred modern wolves didn’t find any with the small-dog marker, he said, but it is possible there were small wolves in ancient times. ”If you’re a primitive man you would adopt the small wolf, not the big one,” he said. And for a small wolf, life would have been easier hanging around people looking for scraps than competing with larger wolves in the wild. And, he added, unlike today when dogs are mainly companions, in the past there was plenty of work for small dogs to do – they hunted rats and other vermin, did some herding and could be excellent watchdogs. Jeff Sossaman of the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation said researchers there are ”really excited” about the findings. ”The canine model is a perfect model for humans because we share 85 percent of our genetic makeup. So, when we find the gene on the canine side, you can directly collate that with the human,” said Sossaman, who was not part of the research group. The research was funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Science Foundation, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Judith Chiara Charitable Trust, Mars Inc. and the Nestle Purina Co. 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

European teams to boycott enlarged Club World Cup

first_img0Shares0000FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopes to win support for a 48-team 2022 World Cup at a meeting in Miami © AFP/File / Alberto PIZZOLIMIAMI, United States, Mar 15 – Top European clubs said Friday they will boycott a planned 24-team Club World Cup in 2021, dealing a blow to FIFA chief Gianni Infantino’s overhaul of the competition.In a statement released shortly before FIFA’s ruling council were expected to greenlight the new tournament at a meeting in Miami, the European Club Association said its members would not participate. “ECA clubs will not participate in the Club World Cup in 2021 and will assess participation in the Club World Cup in 2024,” an ECA spokesman told AFP.A 17-page report distributed to the 37 members of FIFA’s ruling body calls for the new tournament to take place between June 17 and July 4, 2021, replacing the Confederations Cup international tournament.But the ECA have argued against the plans despite FIFA President Infantino pushing strongly for the new-look competition.Any boycott by European clubs would instantly diminish the viability of the competition.A report distributed to FIFA Council members this week said five of the six regional confederations are in favour of the proposal for the tournament.However European governing body UEFA, which accuses FIFA of a lack of consultation and transparency over the project, has opposed plans moving forward, citing scheduling problems.UEFA had earlier lobbied for 12 clubs to take part in any new tournament. However under the proposal tabled at Friday’s meeting in Miami, Europe would have only eight slots.South America will have six qualified clubs, while Africa, Asia, North and Central America will each have three teams. One team will represent the Oceania region.The issue of a revamped Club World Cup has been simmering for the past year after it emerged that a tournament bankrolled by investors from Asia and the Middle East had been offered to FIFA. That funding offer, reportedly worth $25 billion, was later withdrawn.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Kenya ready for the World Cup, says Odinga

first_img“Kenya can play high quality soccer at the African level and I believe that even now, Kenya is ready for the World Cup,” Odinga said on Thursday evening as he visited the team at their hotel in Cairo ahead of the 2019 AFCON which kicks off on Friday.Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama and head coach Sebastien Migne had a jersey to Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa while former PM Raila Odinga (right) and Kenya’s ambassador to Egypt Joff Makowenga (left) watch on when they visited the team at their hotel in Cairo on June 20, 2019He added; “They are coming here after 15 years and we want them to give a good account of themselves and to show that Kenyan soccer has come of age.”Odinga was accompanied to the team’s hotel by Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa as well as Kenya’s ambassador to Egypt Maj. Gen (Rtd) Joff Makowenga.“My coming here basically was to give them morale and tell them that Kenyans are behind them and we want them to carry our flag high. I am very happy with the preparations done through the arrangement made by the coach. I see morale is high and I urge Kenyans to continue supporting them,” Odinga stated.Sports Cabinet Secretary and officials from the ministry are expected in Cairo on Friday ahead of the tournament’s opening ceremony and will stay on for Kenya’s first game of the tournament against Algeria’s Desert foxes on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga chats with Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama and head coach Sebastien Migne accompanied by Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa when he visited the team at their hotel in Cairo on June 20, 2019CAIRO, Egypt, Jun 20 – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga believes that Kenya is now ready to compete for a place in the World Cup after they broke a 15-year hoodoo to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations.Odinga says he is impressed with the level that the team has raised to and the quality of football they are playing and he says in just a matter of time, Kenya will be among Africa’s representatives at the World Cup.last_img read more

Liverpool predicted XI v Man City: Klopp to gamble on injured stars?

first_img 37. Martin Skrtel (centre back) 10. Philippe Coutinho (attacking midfield) 11 6. Dejan Lovren (centre back) 11 11 11 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 21. Lucas Leiva (defensive midfield) 11 11 11 You can listen to Manchester City v Liverpool exclusively live on talkSPORT from 5.30pm BST on Saturday.The Premier League serves up a mouthwatering game as it returns from the international break, with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds making the short journey to league leaders City.Liverpool’s progress under the German was given a reality check in their last domestic outing with a 2-1 home defeat to perennial scourges Crystal Palace.And the Merseysiders have been dealt mixed injury news during the two-week hiatus.Jordon Ibe and James Milner are fit again after suffering knocks and Daniel Sturridge could feature at the Etihad after taking part in training this week.But key defensive stalwart Mamadou Sakho is sidelined for an unspecified amount of time after a nasty looking knee injury in the Palace defeat, leaving Klopp short of options at the back.So how will the Reds line up as they look for a first win at City since 2008?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see how talkSPORT thinks Klopp will approach the game… 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the predicted Liverpool team v Man City in squad number order 11 23. Emre Can (central midfield) 9. Christian Benteke (striker) 20. Adam Lallana (attacking midfield) 11 11 7. James Milner (central midfield) 11 18. Alberto Moreno (left back) last_img read more