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Rivero, PH team go 0-2 in day 1 of Fiba 3×3 U23 World Cup

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rivero and company suffered a 21-14 decision before taking a 21-16 setback at the hands of the Serbians.The PH team, which is also composed of former University of Santo Tomas big man Jeepy Faundo and high school standouts RJ Abarrientos and Rhayyan Amsali, goes on a break on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Philippines returns to action on Friday against Turkmenistan at 5 p.m. and China at 8:40 p.m. LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Joe Devance out for at least a month due to foot fracture Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines put up a valiant effort but came up empty in Pool C play at the start of the Fiba 3×3 U23 World Cup Wednesday at Xi’an China.The Filipinos, bannered by promising star Ricci Rivero, dropped their first two games against Slovenia and top-ranked Serbia.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img read more

UST’s 1-2 punch Sisi Rondina, Eya Laure wreaking havoc in UAAP Season 81

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We really don’t care about our individual stats, what’s important is that big trophy at the end of the league.”Laure, who’s on track to win the Rookie of the Year award, said that her only goal when she advanced from UST’s high school program to the seniors was to help the Tigresses and being one of the top offensive players is just a byproduct of that.“When I came to UST my goal was really to help the team,” said Laure. “When coach Kung Fu (Reyes) and coach Ian (Fernandez) took me in my mind was set that I will be here to help the team.”UST’s strong start in the tournament is the best in Reyes’ reign as head coach and it’s no coincidence that it’s the handiwork of the leadership of Rondina and the youthful exuberance of Laure.Rondina, who was Season 80’s Best Scorer, said she’s determined to leave UST in the best way possible and she knows she has found her  in Laure.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 With UST taking a share of the second spot with a 5-2 record, Rondina and Laure have shown that no one in the league can match up with their scoring prowess.Rondina finished the first round of the tournament atop the Best Scorers table with 122 points while Laure comes second with 120.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe two, however, shrugged off their individual brilliance as they would rather focus on the team’s goal and that is to win the title.“We’re just working hard and us teammates talked to each other that we have to win,” said Rondina in Filipino after UST trounced University of the East, 25-18, 25-14, 25-20, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Philip Paniamogan shoots NLEX past Blackwater View comments Cherry Rondina, left, and Eya Laure celebrate a point for UST against UE. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—There’s arguably no better duo in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament than University of Santo Tomas’ Cherry Rondina and Eya Laure.The star tandem are the best in putting points on the board and they’re doing it while the rest of the league just watches.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “I want to exit UST in the best way possible and I know I can do that with Eya’s help,” said Rondina who had 17 points against the Lady Warriors. “Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Pogba insists problems ‘can only make me stronger’

first_img“This can only make me stronger,” Pogba said in an interview recorded while he was with the France team on the international break and broadcast on Sunday morning. “I must go through this to reach another level, I think.”In January, Mourinho humiliatingly took Pogba off after 63 minutes in a loss away to Tottenham.“That was just tactical,” Pogba said. “No problems, just a misunderstanding. It was misunderstood. It was nothing.”“He’s my coach, I respect all his decisions. I play less. It’s something that I haven’t experienced so far in my career. I’ve often played 90 minutes. Voila, this has happened,” said Pogba, who didn’t come off the bench until the 60th minute as United were eliminated by Sevilla at Old Trafford in the Champions League on March 13.Asked if he was thinking of leaving United, Pogba, who cost a world-record fee when he joined, said: “It’s too early to say.”“The situation can change.”Pogba gave an impressive performance as France beat Russia on Tuesday and scored with a superb free kick. In the interview, he repeated his view on the need for French fans to back their team.“In France we don’t get sufficiently behind our national team. We have a nice generation coming through with very good players. That doesn’t mean that we must win. There are other nations who are very very strong as well,” Pogba said.“We just need the support of everybody.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba remains an automatic choice for France even though he does not always start for Manchester United © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Apr 1 – Paul Pogba told French television that his recent struggles to hold down a regular starting place at Manchester United were something that had “never happened to me before.”The French international midfielder started against Swansea on Saturday and gave a strong performance in a comfortable win, but he has frequently been left out by manager Jose Mourinho in recent weeks.last_img read more

‘Unbelievable’ Salah streak surprises De Bruyne

first_img0Shares0000De Bruyne is Salah’s main rival to win Premier League player of the year awards. © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 4 – Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne admitted his rival for the Premier League player of the year award Mohamed Salah has surprised him with his stunning goalscoring form this season.The two go head-to-head on Wednesday when Salah’s Liverpool host City at Anfield for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. De Bruyne has been City’s key creative weapon on their march towards the Premier League title that could be sealed with victory over Manchester United on Saturday.But Salah’s total of 37 goals in 42 appearances this season threatens to deprive De Bruyne of individual honours to go with City’s trophy haul.“I think to score that many goals in a season is unbelievable,” said the Belgian. “I think nobody expected it, but he hit the ground running.”Had things worked out differently De Bruyne and Salah could have been teammates.However, both were discarded by Chelsea earlier in their careers after failing to hold down a regular spot in the first team.City manager Pep Guardiola, though, believes all that was lacking from Salah’s game before this season was a clinical touch in front of goal which he has found under Jurgen Klopp.“In Chelsea he didn’t play too much, but in Roma he was amazing,” said Guardiola.“Every game he create a lot of chances but sometimes (he) missed. This season I think the way Jurgen Klopp wants to play is perfect for him.“I think Jurgen is a master to buy players with what he really needs for the way he wants to play.”– Fearsome front three –Salah has formed a fearsome front three with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane with the trio already combining for 75 goals.And City know all too well the havoc they can cause as all three were on target in City’s only league defeat of the season so far as Liverpool ran out 4-3 winners at Anfield in January.“The three in front, the way they play, they are so clinical,” added Guardiola. “They punish you in your mistakes because they are so fast, so direct and that’s a good challenge for us.”With City just needing one win from their last seven league games and having already bagged the League Cup this season, Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson claimed Guardiola’s side are expected to deliver once more.However, De Bruyne shrugged off the added pressure of being favourites.“If you look at the season until now, maybe it is normal we are favourites. But it is a different competition, it’s a Cup game and everybody is strong.”With Sergio Aguero absent through injury, Guardiola is set to name a front three with an average age of just 22 in Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane.And Guardiola believes he will learn whether his side can overcome a lack of experience in the Champions League knockout stage compared to some of Europe’s giants in the rarefied air of Anfield on a European night.“The level of the quarter-finals is a mountain and it depends if you can overcome that situation or not, knowing of course the opponent is one of the toughest in the world,” added the Catalan.“What I admire most of the important teams is that in this kind of situation, knockout games, in the bad moments they are calm…because they know their chance is coming and when it comes they are not going to miss.“That is the big difference. Our strikers are 20, 21-years-old and maybe we need more time, but that’s why it is fantastic to see.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

United to play Bayern in pre-season

first_img0Shares0000The clash will take place at the Allianz Arena at 22:15 local time.LONDON, United Kingdom, June 12 – Manchester United have revealed that they will play Bayern Munich in their final club friendly ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season.The Red Devils, who finished their recently completed season as runners-up behind winners Manchester City, will face the runaway Bundesliga champions in Germany on August 5. The clash will take place at the Allianz Arena at 22:15 local time.Prior to heading to Germany, Jose Mourinho’s side will face Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid, all in the United States.The two clubs had made the announcement while joking on Twitter, with United posting: “Available in early August to visit a big club in Germany for a final pre-season game of the summer. Any takers?”Bayern responded with: “The only takers we’re interested in are for good penalties, and as an English club, you guys probably wouldn’t know about that… ????”United cheekily responded by posting: “Just as well that we didn’t need them to beat you in the #UCL final back in 1999 then, isn’t it? ??”But Bayern had the final say: “Looks like we hit a nerve there! How about this pre-season friendly in August, then? Let’s hope your football is better than your jokes…”Meanwhile, Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, said: “The team are facing some of the world’s toughest opponents over the course of pre-season, in top class stadiums which will allow a significant number of our supporters to get closer to the team they love.“The competitive feel throughout the summer programme will provide a great platform for the squad, giving them the best possible preparation ahead of the new campaign.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GOLF: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NEWS

first_imgCaptain Michael Kelly Wins Dunfanaghy MedalWell the cold weather has gone but the wind returned with a vengeance last weekend in Dunfanaghy. It was the first time this year we could play golf in summer gear.Wednesday was a fantastic day and so it was for Michael Ward who made a very welcome return to the winners circle with a stunning 43 points. This however was just good enough to beat Dan Sweeney on BOT to the top slot. Another stranger to the winners circle was Jim Carey. Jim managed to win third on BOT while Robert McElhinney picked up the gross. Friday again saw the 14 hole competition with a stunning score from John McKendry of 36 points (over 14 holes). Big Paul Smith came second with 29 points.The Saturday 4BBB competition was played when the wind was starting to get up and with the pin positions together with the speed of the greens the scoring was not great. It was so difficult to get the ball into the hole with the blustery conditions but it was dry and warm so it did not really matter too much.The pairing of Kevin James and Eugene Gallagher got another top-up to their card with a super score of 42 points. Under the conditions this was a good score while the rest of the field was beaten by Joe Terry and Gerard Harkin with 36 points BOT.On Sunday the wind was very blustery and some of the golfers gave up at the 14th but not the 4 ball of Captain Michael Kelly, Brendan Kelly, and Michael Doyle all of whom featured in the prizes. The scoring was good again for the conditions with second place going to BOT. But it was our Captain Michael Kelly who took the top honours and collected his first Monthly Medal from Dunfanaghy. Second place was decided on BOT with Hugh Brogan coming out on top with a net 72 pushing Michael Doyle into third place. The Gross was won by Brendan Kelly. James Connors and John McNulty won the nines.Results:Wednesday 10th April: Gents Open Singles Stableford1st: Michael Ward 43 BOT2nd: Dan Sweeney 43 Gross: Robert Mc Elhinney 333rd: Jim Carey 39 BOTC.S.S. 37 ptsFriday 12th April: Ladies & Gents Open 14 Hole Stableford 1st: John McKendry 362nd: Paul Smyth 29C.S.S. N/ASaturday 13th April: Gents Open 4 BBB Stableford1st: Kevin James/Eugene Gallagher 422nd: Joe Terry/Gerard Harkin 36 BOTC.S.S. N/ASunday 14th April: Gents Monthly Medal Stroke1st: Michael Kelly 712nd: Hugh Brogan 72 BOTGross: Brendan Kelly 85 BOT3rd: Michael Doyle 721st 9: James Conners 292nd 9: John Mc Nulty 37C.S.S. Reduction OnlyWe had a sweepstake for the Masters Competition with a draw for the players and there was a lot of to and fro with the holders. It was an exciting finish and the prizes were duly distributed at the endWinners of Masters 2012 Sweep:1st: A, Scott: Picked by Fergus Mullen2nd: A, Caberna: Picked by Sylvia Allen Hamilton3rd: J, Day: Not Picked4th: T, Woods: Picked by Seamus Logue5th: M Leishman: Picked by Mavis ShieldsPrizes: Fergus Mullen wins a Titleist Vokey WedgeSylvia Allen Hamilton wins Titleist Winter MittsSeamus Logue wins a Footjoy Shoe BagMavis Shields wins a Titleist CapMany thanks to all who entered and congratulations to our winnersThe usual Competitions on this week with the Gaeltacht Captains Day being held in Cloughaneely this Saturday. The Dunfanaghy Time is 11 am to 12.30 pmSunday is Club singles Stableford.Saturday 6th April, Juvenile competition was very exciting with the Birthday boy Jack Roarty edging to a one shot victory in a very close contest. Second place had to be decided by way of a playoff and new competitior Conor Gallagher on his first outing secured second place thanks to a very good putt. Just pipped for second place was the ever present James Sweeney.All in the club would like to wish new member Conor Gallagher many years of happy golfing at Dunfanaghy.In the cadet section it was also close with Michael Dolan coming out on top this week.Last saturday also proved to be a very close contest in one of the biggest fields yet on a Saturday morning, we welcome three new competitors, Luke Mc Carry, Oisin Cannon and Conor Mc Colgan and we hope they have many happy years Golfing in Dunfanaghy ahead of them.It took a three way playoff between Conor Gallagher, Seamus Mc Ginley and Carlos O Reilly to decide the contest with Conor Gallagher going one better than last week to edge out Seamus Mc Ginley. Carlos suffered a four putt in the end and but for this he would have secured victory.Michael Dolan played steady golf to win the Cadet Section.Luke Mc Carry was the bestGOLF: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NEWS was last modified: April 16th, 2013 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:Dunfanaghy Golf Club newslast_img read more

ESB STAFF WORKING TO CONNECT 110 HOMES LEFT WITHOUT POWER

first_imgESB repair crews are working to reconnect 110 homes in Co Donegal this evening.Customers in several townlands outside Ballybofey are affected, mainly in Bindoo, Tonduff and Gortiness.ESB staff say they hope to restore power by 7pm. Meanwhile thousands of homes in the State, mainly in Munster and Leinster, have lost power due to lightning strikes. ESB STAFF WORKING TO CONNECT 110 HOMES LEFT WITHOUT POWER was last modified: July 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

MAN HOSPITALISED AFTER HIT AND RUN INCIDENT

first_imgGardai are investigating a hit and run in Letterkenny overnight in which a 19 year old man had to be hospitalised from his injuries.The incident happened around midnight at the Port Roundabout close to the Mr Chippie restaurant.The man was struck while out with friends but the car which struck him failed to stop. However it is understood that Gardai were in the area and they pursued the suspect.It is understood they caught up with the alleged driver and interviewed him about the incident.The victim has been kept in hospital over but it is not thought his injuries are life-threatening.  MAN HOSPITALISED AFTER HIT AND RUN INCIDENT was last modified: October 2nd, 2013 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:Gardaihit and runletterkennylast_img read more

MAN TOLD GARDA HE HOPED HIS MOTHER DIED OF CANCER

first_imgA drunk man told a Garda he hoped his mother died of cancer when he was arrested.Conan Laverty appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with being drunk and using threatening and abusive behaviour.The 24 year old was charged with two different offences in the Twin Towns on two separate occasions. The court heard that on September 26th last, he was arrested by Gardai at the Let’s Eat cafe on Main Street, Ballybofey.He was roaring and shouting and made a lunge at staff before being arrested.On October 4th last, at 11.40pm at Jackson’s Hotel, Laverty was observed in an aggressive manner and was in the company of his mother.He called Gardai ‘w*******’ on a number of occasions and was then arrested.On the way to Letterkenny Garda station, he told a Garda that he hoped his mother died from cancer.Judge Alan Mitchell asked for a probation and community service report to be carried out on Laverty of Drumboe, Stranorlar.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had mental health issues and legal aid was granted in the case.The case was adjourned until December 14th.MAN TOLD GARDA HE HOPED HIS MOTHER DIED OF CANCER was last modified: October 12th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Relieved Lampard insists Chelsea are capable of upsetting Barcelona

first_imgFrank Lampard admitted he was relieved to get past Benfica – but insisted Chelsea are capable of beating Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.Lampard’s penalty helped the Blues secure a 2-1 win on the night at Stamford Bridge and means they can now look forward to a mouthwatering clash with the Catalan giants.“You have to respect them. They’re the greatest team in the world – they have been and still are,” Lampard told ITV.“They’re going to be favourites but we’ve got a lot of belief in ourselves. We know we’ll have to be at our absolute best to beat them, and we know we’re capable of that.”Chelsea endured a difficult night against Benfica despite the Portuguese side being reduced to 10 men five minutes before half-time.Lampard admitted: “It was a tough game – 1-0 away [in the first leg] is a great result but gives you a conundrum about how to approach it.“You don’t want to go too gung-ho, but we created enough chances to wrap it up. It’s relief in the end. Benfica are a good team.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more