Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Serena Williams to play 1st competition since giving birth AFP FILE PHOTOEL SEGUNDO, California — Lonzo Ball has a sprained left shoulder and will sit out of the Lakers’ game against Minnesota on Christmas night.The team said Sunday (Monday Manila time) an MRI revealed the sprain that Ball sustained in the second quarter against Portland on Saturday night. He played through it and finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The rookie guard will be re-evaluated in a week.Ball is averaging 10.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.1 assists. The Lakers are 11-20 and third in the Pacific Division.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 folk
MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reaches for a pass in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS– Giannis Antetokounmpo got the best of fellow Euro star Luka Doncic again, and Milwaukee’s All-Star captain has help on the way.Doncic, the 19-year-old Dallas rookie sensation, is all that’s left from the starting lineup the Mavericks put together in the offseason.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Antetokounmpo attacked from the beginning, getting a layup and dunk for the first two baskets of the game. Lopez had little trouble around the rim as well, making six of eight from inside the arc while going 2 of 6 from long range.Even guard Malcolm Brogdon backed down the Mavericks for easy buckets, finishing with 18 points along with backcourt mate Eric Bledsoe.“We are scoring at a really high rate in the paint,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We sprinkled in a few 3s here and there.”TIP-INSBucks: F Khris Middleton was given a night of rest on the front end of a back-to-back. … Budenholzer said it wasn’t clear whether Mirotic would be available for his Milwaukee debut on the second night of a back-to-back at home against Orlando. The fifth-year forward has been listed with a right calf strain and missed his last seven games with the Pelicans.Mavericks: Antetokounmpo’s brother, F Kostas Antetokounmpo, was expected to be active before he was a late scratch because of an illness. The younger Antetokounmpo is a rookie who hasn’t played for the Mavericks and has spent most of the season with their G-League team. He was active but didn’t play when the teams met in Milwaukee last month. … Trey Burke, one of four players to join Dallas in the seven-player blockbuster with New York, scored 18 points. Tim Hardaway Jr., another guard from that trade, had 12.TRY AGAINAntetokounmpo shot an air ball on a 3-pointer in the first quarter but came back and swished one less than a minute later. He was 1 of 3 from long range. “I love he missed one and … two possessions later, shoots another and makes it,” Budenholzer said. “We’ve been saying for the whole year, when he’s open we want him shooting with confidence.”BIG SWING IN THIRDThe Mavericks had a season-high 22 3-pointers, going 9 of 16 in the third quarter. Milwaukee pushed a 13-point halftime lead to 23 before the Mavericks got back within eight going into the fourth quarter. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers NO RANDOLPH FOR MAVSDallas waived Zach Randolph two days after acquiring the forward from Sacramento in the Barnes deal, a trade designed for salary-cap relief. The 37-year-old Randolph never played for the Kings in his second season with them. Justin Jackson, the other player in the deal, made his Dallas debut late in the fourth quarter and hit a 3-pointer.UP NEXTBucks: Go for three-game season sweep of Orlando at home Saturday.Mavericks: Portland on Sunday in finale of three-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 17 rebounds and the Bucks rolled to their sixth straight victory, beating the retooling Mavericks 122-107 on Friday night.The Bucks outscored the Mavericks 80-26 in the paint, led by Antetokounmpo going 13 of 19 from the field while repeatedly powering his way to dunks and layups.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBrook Lopez scored 20 points for the Bucks, who have surged to the best record in the NBA (41-13) with a pair of six-win runs on either side of a loss. One of those victories was over the Mavericks at home, when Antetokounmpo scored 31 points to Doncic’s 18 in a 10-point win.“Antetokounmpo is a great player, but 80 points in the paint is just ridiculous,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “In this league, you have to be able to guard penetration … with a level of force and will. We did not do that.” Column: NBA trade deadline provides best reality show around View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Doncic scored 20 points but had just three rebounds and two assists in his first game since the NBA’s only teenager with multiple triple-doubles got his third.Dallas was without Harrison Barnes, traded to Sacramento two nights earlier while playing in a win over Charlotte. The Mavericks had already shipped starters Dennis Smith Jr., Wesley Matthews and DeAndre Jordan to the New York Knicks.Both deals were more about the future than the present, signified mostly by the plan to sit the biggest prize. Kristaps Porzingis won’t play the rest of the season while recovering from a knee injury the 2018 All-Star sustained last February while with the Knicks.“It’s hard,” Doncic said. “They were four people that always played with me, a lot of time together. I just have to adjust to it.”Milwaukee didn’t have Nikola Mirotic a day after acquiring him from New Orleans before the trading deadline. It didn’t matter as the Bucks shot 54 percent despite going 10 of 36 (28 percent) from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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L-R: Judge Eva Mappy Morgan and George Haddad, who is seeking a US$10.7M judgement against government.Commercial Court Chief Judge Eva Mappy Morgan has remained tight-lipped regarding rescheduling her ruling to compel the court to decide whether or not it has the legal jurisdiction to hear the US$10.7 million vehicle case against the government.The case was filed against the government by Prestige and Alliance Motor Corporation, owned by Lebanese businessman George Haddad.In what should have been a landmark ruling last Tuesday but which was suspended, information said it was due to the sudden absence of Judge Morgan that caused the suspension of the ruling.Judge Morgan is yet to communicate with the parties (government and Haddad’s lawyers) as to when she would decide the matter. The case has been going on since 2015.“There has not been any information why she was not in court to deliver the long awaited ruling,” said a legal source.The two other judges last week refused to speak or read the court’s ruling in the absence of Chief Judge Morgan, despite persistent plea from Haddad’s legal team to do so. Prior to the court action, Haddad and his employees were already celebrating the anticipated ruling, which they believed would have allowed them to collect their debt from the government. Meanwhile a legal source indicated to the Daily Observer that the Liberian government would prefer an out-of-court settlement, rather than continuing with the legal issue.Haddad’s legal team in 2012 filed an “Action of Debt” against the government, claiming over US$10 million for fleet of vehicles supplied to several public entities, from 2003 to 2006, which he alleged the government has refused to pay.Haddad is said to have provided spare parts for the vehicles as well as rendering services, which accumulated to US$10.7 million.The Liberian government admitted crediting the vehicles from Haddad and owed him the amount in question but has insisted that the court has no jurisdiction to hear the matter on grounds that it was established in 2010, which does not gives it any legal right to hear a matter predating its establishment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The badly decomposed body of an unidentified male of East Indian ancestry was on Monday fished out of a canal at Craig Sideline Dam, East Bank Demerara, after it had been spotted at about 13:00h by a male, who contacted the Grove Police Station.Police say the body, clad in a black short sleeve jersey and a part of blue denim jeans, was barefooted at the time of the discovery. A search on the body unearthed a black Samsung Galaxy mobile phone and $5800 in cash.The body was taken to the Lyken’s Funeral Home to await identification and post mortem examination.The Police have questioned several persons in the area, but did not gather any useful information. Nevertheless, investigations are ongoing.
Deon Tresvant had the most prolific back-to-back performances in Long Beach City College basketball history last week, erupting for 111 points – 48 in his team’s double overtime win Wednesday against Harbor College and 63 in his team’s triple overtime win Friday over Los Angeles Southwest College. Indeed, as far as can be determined, it might well have been the most prolific week any player ever has had at the JC level in this state. “I told my father after the Harbor game I could have scored 60,” says Tresvant. And he probably could have, since he didn’t even take a shot during the opening seven minutes of the match and put up 35 in the second half. “And I told my father after the L.A. Southwest game I could have scored 80,” says Tresvant. And he probably could have, since he didn’t take an exorbitant amount of shots – he made 24 of 36 including 13 of 23 three-pointers – and since he became so fatigued during the 15 minutes of overtime when he managed only four points. “Deon was absolutely drained,” says Anderson. “And he had a right to be. I had him in there for all 55 minutes of the game.” “It was like out of an episode of Twilight Zone in that it was surreal, and something I absolutely had never seen before,” says the Vikings’ coach Gary Anderson, who’s been a close observer of the JC scene for more than 30 years – 16 as coach of Long Beach – and has witnessed his share of exceptional exploits across the seasons. And what was even more remarkable about Deon Tresvant’s achievement – he eclipsed his own school scoring mark of 46 set earlier in the season in both games – is that he felt he easily could have racked up more points. Gary Anderson has been savoring the implausible heroics of Deon Tresvant not only because they’ve resulted in his team being on a 13-game winning streak and winning another South Coast Conference title, but also because they’ve been dispensed by a young man for whom he has developed a special fondness because of his pleasant personality and unlikely, rags-to-riches ascension. I mean, Deon Tresvant, a mere 6 footer, wasn’t even a starter during his two seasons at Cabrillo High, and seldom saw action as a freshman two years ago at Harbor where his frustrations reached such a low point that he seriously considered giving up the sport. “I was so close to quitting basketball for good because I just wasn’t getting anywhere,” he says. “I always had confidence in my abilities. But no one else did except my parents, who kept telling me not to give up and to keep playing.” And so Deon Tresvant transferred to Long Beach CC, sat out last year, and earned a starting position this season on a Vikings team that didn’t have any returning starters from a team that participated in last spring’s state tournament. “I finally found a coach in Gary Anderson who believed in me,” says Tresvant. Yes, but how does a player who had been nothing more than a bench-warmer suddenly become the second-leading scorer in the state – he’s averaging 25.0 a game – and suddenly is being recruited seriously by several Division I schools, including Long Beach State? One readily can accept such an unusual transformation if Tresvant grew seven or eight inches between seasons, but that hasn’t been the case. “I just was determined to prove everyone wrong, and worked very hard on my game when I wasn’t eligible to play,” he says. “I have a hoop in my backyard, and I’d practice for hours and hours every day on my moves and my shooting. I’m not surprised what I’ve been doing because I always felt I was capable of it. All I needed was a chance.” And Gary Anderson gave it to him. “What’s also so good about Deon is that he’s a terrific team player,” says Anderson. “At the start of the Harbor game, I told him I wanted to go inside with the ball and he concentrated on setting up his teammates. Of course, he has the green light to shoot any time he wants, and I’m glad he finally started shooting in the Harbor game, or we’d have lost it.” Of course, the Vikings, who close out their regular season schedule Wednesday night at home against El Camino, have received stellar work from other players, including the 6-5, 210-pound former Wilson High standout, Eric Williams, who’s been averaging 22 points and 12 rebounds and, according to Anderson, is an exceptional rhythm-and-blues singer who entertains teammates with his mellifluous tones during the van rides to road games. “Eric’s the only player I allow to sing,” laughs Anderson. The other Viking starters are all freshmen, including point guard Manuel Green (Lakewood High) and forwards Chris Brown (Poly) and Matt Richards (Wilson). But it is the extraordinary play of Deon Tresvant that has been inspiring widespread attention. He says he has patterned his style after two fairly renowned NBA players, Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson. “I’ve attempted to perfect all of Kobe’s moves, and the same goes with that of Iverson,” he says. “I guess I relate more to Iverson because I’m about his height, but I’m also a huge fan of Kobe.” Deon Tresvant insists he hasn’t come close to maximizing his potential. “I think I can do much better,” he says. “I’m not satisfied, and probably never will be. I always feel I have to prove myself in every game I play because so many people in the past doubted me.” But his proud parents, Don and Gwendoyn Tresvant, never wavered in their support for their son, and the same goes for Gary Anderson, who can’t say enough nice things about his rising star. “Just a tremendous kid, and what a shooter!” says Anderson. “No doubt one of the best I’ve seen during my coaching career. You could see early that this kid was good, but I’m not sure anyone thought he would be this good. I’m just glad he is…” Doug Krikorian can be reached at email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Ask Cal State San Bernardino golf coach Tom Mainez Jr. what it’s like when his team is ranked in GolfWorld magazine’s Division II top 10 and his response is quick. “It fattens up the recruiting file fast,” the second-year coach said of his team’s No. 7 ranking last week. “There’s nothing like national notoriety.” A split-squad UCLA team won the team title, winning at 25-under 839. Host Cal State Bakersfield finished second at 867, followed by Sonoma (871), Grand Canyon University (872) and Sacramento State (872). SOUND PLAY UCR freshman Scott Clayton (Arroyo Valley) fired a three-round, 7-over 223 to tie for sixth at the UCI Anteater Invitational on Tuesday, held at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. Clayton finished with a final-round 73. UCR finished fourth. GET OUT AND PLAY The PGA of Southern California has scheduled a set of monthly themes for 2007 that coincide with the national Play Golf America program. “It’s a growth of the game initiative, where we hope to break down a few of the barriers of the game, whether it be time to play, cost or the difficulty of the game,” said Russ Onizuka, the course’s director of operations. “We want to make the game fun for all who play.” Next month is dedicated to celebrating seniors at the Beaumont club. Among the events include a clinic (March 8), tournament (March 15) and a grandparent and grandchild event (March 24). For a list of all monthly events, go to www.scpgagolf.com HOME ON THE RANGE SCGA Golf Course director Pat Kemball and staff welcome a long-awaited improvement to the Murrieta course this spring. Kemball figures that an expanded driving range will increase the space 35 percent in turf area. “We’ve been working on this for some time and it’s definitely going to improve our facilities,” said Kemball, who was in attendance at this past weekend’s Southern California Golf Show, held at the Long Beach Convention Center. The course also will feature a short-game practice area. All improvements should greatly add to the public course that plays host to several prep events and serves as one of the sites for the PGA Tour’s first-round stage of qualifying school. GOLF AND FASHION The Champions Tour’s next stop is set for Southern California with the Toshiba Classic, March 9-11 at Newport Beach Country Club. Fashion seems to go hand-in-hand along Orange County’s Gold Coast, and the tourney has organized its inaugural women’s golf clinic, set for 11:30 a.m. March 9 at NBCC. The clinic will include an introduction to all facets of the game, and features a fashion show sponsored by NikeWomen. For reservations and information, contact (949) 660-1001 or www.toshibaclassic.com/clinic. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Coyotes opened their spring season Tuesday, finishing seventh at the Cal State Bakersfield Poor Boy Invitational played at par-72 Seven Oaks Country Club. Leading the way for the Coyotes was senior Ralph Baxley, who played even-par, 216 total to tie for 13th. He opened the final round at 4-under 140. Micah Burke, who won the 2006 San Bernardino County Amateur, and freshman Gene Webster (Arroyo Valley) each finished 6-over 222 and tied for 32nd. Dane Bagnell was one shot back at 7 over and Joe Alldis finished at 8 over. “I’m pleased with the way we played,” Mainez said. “I think, talent-wise, we’ve got a better team this year. Our top-five guys all have the ability to score low. They all have the potential to step up and lead us.” Fellow California Collegiate Athletic Association member Sonoma State finished five shots ahead of the Coyotes – the only CCAA member to top Cal State. “Sonoma’s a tough team, but we topped quite a few of our teams in conference today and that’s a big deal,” Mainez said. “It’s a win in the head-to-head title against those other teams. “For the first time out, no, I’m not disappointed at all.”
Wladimir Klitschko will defend his International Boxing Federation heavyweight belt against Ray Austin today in Germany. HBO will televise live at 1:45 p.m. and repeat it at 10 p.m. Klitschko (47-3, 42 KOs), of Kiev, Ukraine, will be making the second defense of the belt he won with a seventh-round technical knockout of Chris Byrd in April. Klitschko, 30, stopped Calvin Brock in the seventh round in his first defense last November. Austin, 36, is from Cleveland. He is 24-3-4 with 16 knockouts. His ledger notwithstanding, Austin has little chance of winning. Yet, Austin is confident. “I don’t come to lose,” he said at this week’s final news conference. “I come to win. This is going to be a beautiful thing for me and shocking for others.” … The main undercard bout to next Saturday’s Juan Manuel Marquez-Marco Antonio Barrera super featherweight title fight at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas will feature Daniel Ponce De Leon defending his World Boxing Organization super bantamweight belt against Gerry Penalosa. De Leon, of Mexico, is 30-1 with 28 knockouts. He will be attempting to make his fourth defense. Penalosa, of the Philippines, is 51-5-2 with 34 KOs. He is a former super flyweight champion. … Celestino Caballero (25-2, 18 KOs) of Panama will defend his World Boxing Association super bantamweight belt against Ricardo Castillo (27-3, 17 KOs) of Mexico on Friday at Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fla. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VERO BEACH, Fla. — The Dodgers acquired veteran outfielder Brady Clark from Milwaukee for right-handed reliever Elmer Dessens earlier today. The move fills the void created last week when outfielder Jason Repko suffered what appears now to be a tear high in his left hamstring that probably will require surgery and keep him out until the All-Star break. The Dodgers also are getting $2.1 million in the deal, which will cover the difference between Clark’s salary of $3.8 million and Dessens’ $1.7 million. Clark, who will turn 34 next month, had a stellar season for the Brewers in 2005, batting a career-best .306 with career highs of 31 doubles, 13 homers and 53 RBI. But he fell off last season to a more workmanlike .263, with four homers and 29 RBI. Meanwhile, the Brewers are entering the season with a stable of promising young outfielders, including starters Bill Hall and Kevin Mench alongside veteran Geoff Jenkins. “It gives us a very capable player who will replace Jason Repko and gives us a right-handed-hitting outfielder who can play all three spots and play them well,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. “Repko’s absence left us very left-handed and obviously less versatile. (Clark) fills that spot.” What isn’t clear is what Clark’s addition will mean to the outfield picture. Clearly, Clark will be on the opening-day roster. But that might eliminate non-roster veteran Larry Bigbie, who is having a spectacular spring. But the Dodgers have an abundance of left-handed hitters on their bench, including Marlon Anderson and probably either Bigbie or James Loney. What the loss of Dessens means is more obvious: it opens a spot on the opening-day roster for veteran right-hander Rudy Seanez, who was planning to retire if he didn’t make the club. Seanez hadn’t given up a run all spring until Cleveland’s Shin-soo Choo got him for a windblown, two-run homer on Sunday. Colletti said Dessens’ departure all but eliminates any chance the Dodgers will go with more than 11 pitchers to start the season. — Tony Jackson, (818) firstname.lastname@example.org
Anice Badri completed the scoring to give Esperance a 4-3 aggregate victory after losing the first leg of the final 3-1 with Ahly converting two controversial penalties.A dominant performance by the home team at the Stade Olympique de Rades ended a 10-match winless run against Ahly in CAF competitions since July 2011.After a tense build-up with Esperance furious at on and off-field treatment they received in Egypt, the match passed without incident before a large crowd in the 60,000-seat venue.Esperance dominated a virtually incident-free first half and took the lead a minute into stoppage time through Bguir.ES Tunis’s forward Saad Bguir celebrates after scoring his second goal during the CAF Champions League second leg final football match between Egypt’s Al-Ahly and Tunisia’s ES Tunis at the Olympic stadium in Rades on November 9, 2018.© AFP Fethi BelaidSlick passing opened the Ahly defence and the midfielder struck the ball wide of goalkeeper Mohamed el Shenawy from close range and into the far corner of the net.It was a massive morale boost for the ‘Blood and Gold’, whose previous Champions League successes came in 1994 and 2011.Bguir put Esperance two goals ahead on the night and in front overall on away goals when he struck again on 54 minutes.Overlapping full-back Sameh Derbali crossed and Bguir found space to nod past El Shenawy from close range.Ahly needed a goal to get back in front on aggregate, but never troubled Tunisian goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifia and Badri put the outcome beyond doubt on 86 minutes.He intercepted a pass in midfield, beat several defenders and unleashed a scorching shot that flew past El Shenawy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Esperance of Tunisia crowned 2018 CAF Champions League winnersTUNIS, Tunisia, Nov 9 – Saad Bguir was the unlikely two-goal star as Esperance of Tunisia defeated Al Ahly of Egypt 3-0 Friday in Rades to win a third CAF Champions League title.Bguir has been a reserve for most of the African campaign and started in the second leg of the final only because Cameroonian Franck Kom was suspended.
A CO DONEGAL man is among six people arrested following a dissident republican commemoration in Derry.Around 100 people attended a rally at a cemetery in the city yesterday afternoon.The PSNI took footage of the rally from a police helicopter. The arrested men were taken to Antrim police station for questioning. DONEGAL MAN AMONGST SIX ARRESTED AFTER DISSIDENT RALLY was last modified: April 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)