Balkman, Brownlee lead Alab past CLS Knights for 7th straight win

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Scores:SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 80 — Balkman 26, Parks 17, Brownlee 16, Domingo 8, Urbiztondo 3, Alabanza 0, Celiz 0, Hontiveros 0, Javelona 0, Raymundo 0, Sumalinog 0.CLS KNIGHTS 73 — Williams 24, Edwards 17, Wuysang 13, Jensen 12, Lish 5, Enguio 2, Hidayat 0, Kurniawan 0, Nugroho 0.Quarters: 25-19, 47-43, 59-60, 80-73.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jaja, Lady Bulldogs go back to coach Castillo’s mantra in win over UE Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas leaned on Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee anew to escape CLS Knights, 80-73, Sunday for their 7th straight win in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League at GOR CLS Kertajaya in Indonesia.Balkman, the Puerto Rican reinforcement, scored seven of the Philippine side’s last nine points, punctuating the victory with a thunderous slam in the last minute as Alab improved its standing to 10-4.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Balkman exploded for 36 points on top of 10 rebounds and three blocks while Brownlee had a near triple-double effort with 16 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists to keep Alab in third place.Bobby Ray Parks Jr. provided local support with 17 points, four rebounds, and four assists in a game where the Filipinos’ starters did much of the heavy lifting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBrian Williams carried CLS with 24 points, 17 rebounds, and three assists, but his efforts weren’t enough to halt the Knights from falling to 3-10.Shane Edwards added 17 markers and five boards, while Mario Wuysang had 13 points, six assists, and three rebounds in the defeat. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Muguruza beats Garcia again to advance to Dubai semifinals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Kings take shot at bringing NBA All-Star game to Sacramento Winner of two Grand Slams in 2016, Kerber did not win a single title in 2017 and dropped to No. 21 in the rankings.“I don’t know exactly what happened last year,” said Kerber. “I was still trying my best.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Muguruza next plays Russian Daria Kasatkina, who defeated compatriot Elena Vesnina 7-6 (5), 6-1.Top-seeded Elina Svitolina moved to within two matches of retaining her title with a 6-2, 6-4 win over wildcard Naomi Osaka of Japan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWaiting for Svitolina in the semifinals is the resurgent Angelique Kerber. The sixth-seeded German defeated third-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in a 74-minute encounter.Third-ranked Muguruza had finished her round of 16 match at 1:50 a.m. local time but, if she was tired, she did not show any effects. 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 LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The first set was evenly contested, with games going with serve. Muguruza then applied immense pressure and had three break points in the ninth game. That lasted just shy of 10 minutes before Garcia held on but she was broken in the 11th game.Garcia was making more mistakes because of her aggressive mindset and her tendency to go for the lines. Muguruza was solid throughout, and broke her opponent twice early in the second to go 4-1 up.“I felt much better in this match than the one we played in Doha. It’s always difficult because we played almost in the same week twice,” Muguruza said. “But when you play a top-10 player, and you beat her second time in a row, it gives me a good sign that what I’m doing is right.“I was a little bit upset because it was very late (last night). I ended up sleeping at 4 a.m. But there’s nothing I can do, I have to accept it.”Kerber secured her 15th win of the season and reached her third semifinal in four tournaments. She broke early in both sets and lost just eight points on her first serve.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns the ball to Caroline Garcia of France returns the ball to during a quarter final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Second-seeded Garbine Muguruza overcame Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-2 Thursday to seal her place in the semifinals of the Dubai Championships.Muguruza defeated the fifth-seeded Frenchwoman in their second quarterfinal in two weeks, with the Spaniard also winning after being a set down in Doha. On Thursday, she needed just two sets but they stretched over 108 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

Lindeners charged, fined for several traffic offences

first_imgSeveral Lindeners who appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Thursday were fined in connection to various traffic offences.Twenty-one-year-old Winston Junior of West Watooka, Wismar, Linden, was fined $7500 for failing to conform to a stop sign.He pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that he failed to conform to a stop sign while driving motor car PPP 7954 along Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden on October 23, 2018. The fine carries a default sentence of seven days in prison.Eon Lorrimer also faced the court on Thursday accused of failing to wear a safety belt while driving. The facts stated that the 24-year-old labourer failed to wear his safety belt on October 30, 2018 while being the driver of motor car PPP 4502 at Causarina Drive, Mackenzie.Lorrimer pleaded guilty and was fined $7500. Failure to pay the fine will result in an alternative sentence of a week in prison.Joshua Mangar received his first strike on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to driving while his breath alcohol level was over the legal limit. The facts stated that Mangar of Bamia on October 30, 2018 drove motor car PTT 5311 while his breath alcohol level was 200 micrograms.Magistrate Azore fined Mangar $7500 and made a note on his licence. She warned the defendant against drinking and driving, and reminded him that his next offence of a similar nature would see his licence being suspended for one year.LeniencyMeanwhile, a 67-year-old pensioner on Thursday received leniency from Magistrate Azore. Patricia Lewis stood before the court facing charges of being an unlicensed driver, driving an unfit and uninsured motor vehicle and obstructing traffic.The pensioner of Baraballi Street, Retrieve pleaded guilty to all charges, but explained that she took a chance to uplift her medications at a local pharmacy and was very sorry for the incident.Police Prosecutor Vinetta Pindar related that the woman had two prior convictions for the same offence. However, Magistrate Azore let Lewis off with a warning before discharging the matter.last_img read more

Huskies even up season series with JDA Kings following 5-2 win

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – For the second time in just under a week the Fort St. John Huskies did battle on home ice with the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings and the outcome was the same on the scoreboard. After defeating the Kings 5-2 last Saturday the Huskies followed that up with another 5-2 victory last night.The Huskies were outshot 18-10 in the opening 20 minutes in large part to a four minute power play for the Kings late in the frame but goalie Brody Nelson stood tall as he did throughout the game with a number of big saves. His skaters in front of him rewarded him with a 1-0 lead.The Kings would break through on the power play however early in the second to tie it up at one, but the Huskies got the goal back just 35 seconds later to reclaim the lead. They’d add their third tally of the game another 35 later to lead 3-1. A power play goal by Fort St. John with just under six minutes left gave them a 4-1 edge after two periods of play.- Advertisement -In the third the Kings clawed back a bit with a second power play goal, however Fort St. John put the game on ice with an empty netter to round out the scoring.After the win Huskies assistant coach Todd Alexander said the turning point in the game were the two goals his squad scored immediately after the Kings tied the game in the second with Cayle Bell leading the charge with three points on the evening.“It was our veteran line. They just went back to what we’ve been doing. We had pretty good success coming out of the corners tonight and that was the play right there. Walked out of the corner with a little give and go and of course it ends up on our top goal scorer’s stick. You’ve got to love when that happens when he’s right in the slot. That kid’s money from there. It was a big game by him tonight,” he said.Advertisement Goalie Brody Nelson had another solid game for Fort St. John as he made 40 saves. Alexander said he’s been a welcome addition to the club as he’s a big reason why confidence is growing on the squad with his big saves and ability to play the puck outside the crease.“Brody’s been a good presence for us. He’s a veteran player. He’s stepped up for us and it helps when you get a little bit scrambly some points of the game and you feel the game is getting away from you and he makes a big save there it gives confidence on the bench,” he said.Even strength the play was clearly in the favour of Fort St. John who limited the Kings scoring chances in large part because of the lack of time spent in their own zone.“Five on five we know that we do a good job. We’ve got a good four line game going and we’ve got all the boys rolling. It shows in games like this when we can stay out of the penalty box and not disrupt the flow of the game when we have five on five,” Alexander said.Advertisement On the power play the Huskies went one for four on their opportunities while the Kings were two for six.Scoring for the Huskies were Anthony Ruggiero, Cayle Bell, Ryan McDonald, and Kody Disher (2).Next for Fort St. John is a game tonight on the road against the Beaverlodge Blades at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Charges pending after Prince George crash

first_imgCharges against a 17 year-old driver are pending after a vehicle collision on Friday in Prince George.RCMP were called about a collision between a Nissan Truck and another vehicle around 9 p.m.Police say the driver of the truck was driving fast through a back alley and then failed to stop, hitting the other vehicle.- Advertisement -The 25 year-old driver of the vehicle that was hit was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital in critical condition. The two other occupants of the vehicle were not hurt.The Nissan’s passenger was unhurt in the crash.Police say they are still continuing their investigation but alcohol and speed are considered to be factors in the crash.Advertisementlast_img read more

If NEC want me out, I will leave – Zapata

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata watches from the touchline during a past Kenyan Premier League match. Photo/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27 – Embattled AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata says he is ready to leave the club if the National Executive Committee (NEC) is not impressed with his work, but notes he will not throw in the towel just yet.The tactician has been under pressure with the team dwindling in fortunes, the Sunday defeat to Sofapaka in the SportPesa Shield piling more pressure on the Argentine and Wednesday’s 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Tusker FC in a league fixture sinking the knife deeper. “I will have a meeting with the Executive Committee to analyze the season and see what we need to do in the team and what’s better for us. If they think the coach is the problem then, it’s okay, I will go, but I think the problem is much deeper,” the tactician told Capital Sport.The loss to Tusker on Wednesday evening in Machakos was AFC’s fifth in six games further compounding the coach’s pressure and worse was that the players never gave even an ounce of effort to try and salvage their season.The body language of AFC Leopards players before their Kenyan premier League match against Tusker FC in Machakos on September 27, 2018 was not the best. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluA handful of fans who had travelled for the early afternoon midweek kick-off did not hide their emotions, some calling for the coach’s sacking while others asked him to step aside as he was conducting pitch-side interview.“There is nothing you will tell us. You have to resign,” one of the fans shouted as the tactician spoke.Zapata arrived in the country in May from Botswana club Gaborone United and notes the five months he has been around is too short a time to make any meaningful change to the club, asking for patience as he drafts out a plan for next season.“I don’t know… for me the most important is the team. I am here till the season ends because it is just two games. I have a meeting with the executive and we will see what we need to have success next season. I will give an opportunity to all the players and thereafter make a report,” the coach said.He added; “It is hard to change 20 years of history within five months. I took the team with the players chosen by coach Matano (Robert). I didn’t choose the players. We need to be patient especially with the young players and have a plan.”“We had done well and we are at third position. We lost in the semi-final of the Shield. I know everyone is angry because no one wants to lose but we have to plan for the future,” he further alluded.AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata in a pensive mood during his side’s Kenyan Premier League match against Tusker FC in Machakos on September 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe tactician said the loss against Tusker, their heaviest loss this season was due to lack of motivation following their Shield defeat to Sofapaka on Sunday. He has admitted it was hard to motivate the players after the loss.“For the first half an hour we played good football and created chances but we could not take them. We ended up making several mistakes including individual performances which were not good. The attitude of the players was not good too and some of our important players are not playing well,” the tactician further stated.Placed third in the SportPesa Premier League standings with 51 points, Leopards can finish as low as seventh if they lose their last two games of the season. They will travel away to Ulinzi Stars before winding up the season at home to Nzoia Sugar.Whether or not the tactician remains to be at the helm of the club remains to be seen with some club officials backing him to retain his role and be with the club next season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Harambee Stars lose to Ghana to finish second

first_img0Shares0000The Harambee Stars players hurdle together in prayer before the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, March 24 – Harambee Stars finished second in Pool F of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier after falling 1-0 to the Black Stars of Ghana away in Accra in the final round played on Saturday.Both teams had already qualified for the continental showpiece to take place in Egypt in June with Kenya returning to the Nations Cup for the first time in 15 years. Kenya did well to contain the hosts in the better part of the match before soaking in pressure seven minutes to stoppage time when Caleb Ekuban received a pass to turn inside out Kenya’s defender Joash Onyango before smashing the ball past keeper Patrick Matasi with his left foot.The win saw Ghana avenge the 1-0 defeat they suffered in Nairobi when the two sides met in Nairobi to finish top of the Group with nine points while Kenya dropped to second remaining with six points.Kenya’s first effort came from attacking midfielder Eric Johanna who tested Ghana keeper Richard Oori with a fine shot four minutes after kick-off, parrying the ball away.Ghana found the back of the net but the goal was disallowed after deadly player Andre Ayew scored in the 34th minute, referee ruling a foul on Matasi.This is after dangerman Thomas Partey took the resultant free kick but it flew over the bar and he as well missed with an easier opportunity when he shot high with the keeper down in the 22nd minute, having gone high for Christian Atsu’s cross, and missed.The two teams will now await the Nations Cup draw to be held April 12 in Cairo, Egypt.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

CHAN team to face Uganda/Djibouti in friendly

first_imgThis will be tricky balancing from both Kenya and Burundi as they will have spent much of their energies on the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) which runs from June 21-July 19.“We have no choice because after a tournament like this you lose lots of energy because you have lot involvement.  It will be necessary to immediately start and focus on this assignment,” Stars head coach Sebastien Migne said.The tactician has noted the team has already had talks with the Ugandan and Djibouti Federations for a friendly game, but all this will be firmed up later on especially with Ethiopia probably set to be handed a place in the qualifiers after they lost their hosting rights.Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre (right) chats with his Harambee Stars counterpart Sebastien Migne during the Mashemeji Derby at the Kasarani Stadium on February 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluUganda are scheduled to play South Sudan in the first round of qualification matches while Djibouti have not entered for the competition.The coach named a 32-man squad for the qualifiers as he named his provisional AFCON squad and he believes it will be strong enough to help Kenya qualify for their first ever CHAN.“It will be tough because Burundi is not an easy team. They have also qualified for AFCON but we will try to qualify Kenya for the first time,” Migne affirmed.In his CHAN squad, Migne has included all local based players who will be part of his AFCON squad. Adding on to the squad is experienced defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng who missed out on a place in the AFCON squad.KPL third best scorer Enosh Ochieng has also been included in the team with National Super League side Wazito’s Teddy Osok and Joe Waithira also named.Kenya’s CHAN teamGoalkeepers: Faruk SHikalo (Bandari), John Oyemba, Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)Defenders: Philemon Otieno, Joash Onyango, Charles Momanyi (Gor Mahia), Mike Kibwage (KCB), David Owino, Andrew Juma (Mathare United), Eric Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), David Ochieng (AFC Leopards)Midfielders: Roy Okal (Mathare United), Patillah Omotto, Duke Abuya (Kariobangi Sharks), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka), Teddy Osok, Joe Waithira (Wazito), Ibrahim Shambi (Ulinzi Stars), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards), Kenneth Muguna, Francis Kahata, Samuel Onyango (Gor Mahia).Strikers: Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari), John Avire, Piston Mutamba (Sofapaka), Nicholas Kipkurui (Gor Mahia), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz), Enosh Ochieng (Ulinzi Stars), Sidney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks).0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne issues instructions to players during a training session at the Kasarani Stadium on October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 – Kenya’s team for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers is scheduled to play a friendly match against either Uganda or Djibouti’s corresponding CHAN team before the first round of qualification matches set for July 27.Kenya will open up its qualification venture against Burundi with the first leg match set for Nairobi with the return fixture scheduled for Bujumbura on August 2.last_img read more

Rodgers talks Balotelli, plus the transfer to make Celtic fans happy?

first_img Lars Veldwijk – click the arrow, right, to see more Celtic transfer rumours – Veldwijk travelled to Portugal with the rest of the Nottingham Forest squad for their pre-season training camp but was not involved in their game with Millwall on Tuesday, sparking rumours of a move to Celtic, report the Nottingham Post. Rodgers is looking to bolster his striking options after failing to break down the Lincoln Red Imps in their Champions League qualifier. Mario Balotelli – Rodgers laughed off suggestion Balotelli could follow suit and join Celtic this summer when he joined Alan Brazil on the Sports Breakfast. He told talkSPORT he hoped the Italian would find a new home but seemingly ruled out Balotelli joining him in Glasgow. Brendan Rodgers endured arguably the most humiliating defeat of his career on Tuesday when his Celtic side lost to champions of Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps, 1-0.The Hoops are still favourites to progress, with the return leg at Celtic Park still to come, but it will make manager Rodgers see the need to strengthen his squad.Moussa Dembele has already joined the Scottish champions from Fulham but the boss is keen to add further to his attack, while there are also question marks about the defence at his disposal.But who is being linked with Celtic? Click the arrow above, right, to see who could be next in, and out, of the door at Celtic Park. Efe Ambrose – Bayer Leverkusen are looking to make a shock move for Celtic defender Ambrose for £1.5m. The Express say Rodgers is keen to add a new centre back, with Kolo Toure linked, though after being given the run around by Lincoln Red Imps, Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt may already be reconsidering whether the 27-year-old is the man to strengthen his squad ahead of their Champions League campaign. Many Celtic fans would probably see the transfer as an improvement to their own back line… 3 3 3last_img read more


first_imgDonegal singer Maria McCool faces an uphill battle on tonight’s Late Late Show if she is to be chosen as Ireland’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.The Gaoth Dobhair singer has received huge praise for her entry ‘Mistaken’ which was written by former B*Witched star Edele Lynch.But the bookmakers don’t give the Co Meath-based teacher a chance. Paddy Power has made Maria a 25-1 outside chance of getting on the plane to Baku.The firm favourites to represent Ireland once again as the madcap twins Jedward.Maria will battle it out with four other acts in a live contest on tonight’s Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy.   MARIA FACES UPHILL BATTLE TO KNOCK JEDWARD OFF EUROVISION PERCH! was last modified: February 23rd, 2012 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:EurovisionjedwardMaria McCoollast_img read more