Troy Rosario rejoins Gilas Pilipinas practice

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Andray Blatche participated in his second session with the team and was joined by veterans Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, and Gabe Norwood.Also present were Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Calvin Abueva.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 folkMac Belo also attended but remained in the sidelines, nursing a leg injury.Kiefer Ravena was also present, but sat out due to flu-like symptoms. Cadet Robert Bolick was also inactive due to a minor knee injury. LATEST STORIES Alejandro responds to the challenge in Go for Gold win View comments Other cadet pool members CJ Perez, Arvin Tolentino, Abu Tratter, and Kenneth Tuffin gave the seniors squad a hand in this session.The Philippines is preparing for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers. Gilas plays Australia on February 22 at Margaret Court Arena before taking on Japan on February 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.The Nationals will fly to Melbourne on February 19.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTroy Rosario was a pleasant surprise on Tuesday as he rejoined Gilas Pilipinas in practice at Meralco Gym.Still recovering from his awkward spill in TNT’s game against Phoenix on Wednesday,  the versatile forward was up and about as coach Chot Reyes enjoyed a full attendance for the session.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Preview: Chelsea take 100% record to Swansea

first_imgDemba Ba scored Chelsea’s winner at Swansea in 2014With three wins from three, Antonio Conte has made a perfect start to life as Chelsea manager. They now visit Swansea, the scene of Guus Hiddink’s first defeat, hoping to keep in touch with the Premier League pacesetters.Kick-off: 4pm, Sunday 11 September 2016Referee: Andre Marriner (Sheldon, West Midlands)Five key battles: Including N’Golo Kante v Gylfi preview: Chelsea should see off SwanseaVital statistic: Chelsea have scored 15 goals in their last seven matches against Swansea.Injuries and suspensionsSWANSEAFitness test: Borja Baston (thigh).CHELSEARuled out: Kurt Zouma (knee), Marco van Ginkel (knee). Possible starting line-upsBurnley: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Amat, Kingsley; Cork, Fer; Barrow, Sigurdsson, Routledge; Llorente.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Kante; Pedro, Matic, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)Swansea: L L W D W (7 points) • Home: L D W W W (10 points)Chelsea: W W W D D (11 points) • Away: W D L W L (7 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)Swansea – 2: Fer.Chelsea – 2: Costa, Hazard; 1: Batshuayi, Moses, Willian.LAST FIVE MEETINGS9 Apr 2016: Swansea 1 Chelsea 08 Aug 2015: Chelsea 2 Swansea 217 Jan 2015: Swansea 0 Chelsea 513 Sep 2014: Chelsea 4 Swansea 213 Apr 2014: Swansea 0 Chelsea 1Swansea 1 win, Chelsea 3 wins, 1 drawSee also:Luiz return key to Chelsea title bid, says NevinThe stats show Hazard must be player of the monthConte ponders future tactical changeChelsea should be too good for SwanseaSwansea v Chelsea: five key battlesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Deposition of Union Ayush Minister Shripad Naik as witness adjourned

first_img: Panaji Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Artikumari Naik on Monday adjourned to June 12 the deposition of Union Ayush Minister Shripad Naik after he sought time to appear as a witness in a cheating case filed against Vinod Desai who had posed to be his staff. Mr. Naik, who was summoned by the JMFC to appear on Monday at 10 a.m., sent a written application seeking another date as he had to remain in Delhi on Monday for work related to his Ministry. Mr. Desai, who in 2014 claimed to be working in the office of Mr. Shripad Naik at Sao Pedro in North Goa, had promised a youth Mervin Fernandes, hailing from Merces in North Goa, a government job at the State Secretariat on payment of ₹6 lakh and had taken an advance of ₹2 lakh.Having failed to secure the job, Mr. Fernandes demanded that the amount be refunded. After repeated reminders, on June 28, 2017, Mr. Desai issued Mr. Fernandes a cheque of ₹1 lakh. But the cheque bounced.In September last, Mr. Fernandes lodged a complaint at the Old Goa Police Station and Mr. Desai, on being summoned, handed over another cheque . After that cheque also bounced, the Old Goa Police on September 25 registered an FIR against Mr. Desai under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.In November last, Mr. Fernandes initiated criminal proceedings for cheque bouncing against Mr. Desai before the Panaji Court.Mr. Fernandes’ lawyer Adv. Aires Rodrigues submitted before the court that Mr. Desai, using his connection with politicians, had duped hundreds of young job-seekers of crores of rupees over the last few years.The JMFC summoned Mr. Shripad Naik to testify and give material evidence on what he knew about the case.last_img read more

Celtics back on track, rout Magic

first_imgMOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Jalen Brown scored 10 points in the first quarter, when Boston opened a 14-point lead. Aron Baynes finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds — his first double-double with the Celtics — and Terry Rozier had a career-high 23 points.Jonathon Simmons scored 14 points and Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Orlando. Aaron Gordon, who was 2 for 10 from the field, said the Magic didn’t play like they were eager to end their slide.“We played like it was just another game,” he said. “We didn’t play like they were the first in the East and we are on a losing streak.”Orlando scored the first four points of the game and trailed by just four with less than four minutes left in the first before Boston scored 16 of the next 20 points to take a 40-24 lead. Leading 42-30 early in the second, the Celtics went on an 11-2 run and later got back-to-back 3-pointers from Rozier to open a 28-point lead.“We’re not good enough defensively right now,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “And Boston was clicking on all cylinders.”ADVERTISEMENT James has triple-double, Cavs beat Hornets for 7th straight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ROSIE OUTLOOKRozier said he wasn’t keeping track of his career high, and he certainly didn’t seem on the verge of a breakout after scoring 22 points in his previous five games combined.“I’m not perfect,” he said. “I’m going to have tough games. (But) I’ll have games like this.”THE FOURTHTrailing 99-69 after three, the Magic outscored Boston 34-19 in the fourth quarter, when four of the five Celtics starters remained on the bench.Vogel was unimpressed.“You’re talking about garbage time,” he said.TIP-INSMagic: Guard Shelvin Mack played for Celtics coach Brad Stevens at Butler. … The Magic have lost 14 in a row in Boston.Celtics: The Celtics wore their black jerseys for the first time this season. Marcus Morris got the start, which means he is likely to sit out Saturday night’s game against the Pacers. He did not play in the Celtics’ other back-to-back games this season. … Stevens picked up a technical foul early in the fourth quarter for arguing a foul call; Arron Afflalo missed the shot, bringing a smile from the coach. … Shane Larkin did not play after falling hard to the floor and sustaining a “whiplash-like” injury against Miami. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The Celtics knew they couldn’t continue to count on comebacks, and Friday night they didn’t need one after opening with a blistering first quarter and coasting to a 118-103 victory over the Orlando Magic.“Our guys came out focused, ready to play,” said Al Horford, who had seven of his career high-tying 10 assists in the first quarter. “We finally got a (first) half going. That first half was the key for us winning that game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOne game after snapping their 16-game losing streak, the Celtics sent the Magic to their seventh straight loss. Kyrie Irving had 17 of his 30 points before halftime as Boston scored 40 points in the first quarter and 73 by the half to rebound from its first loss in more than a month.Still wearing a mask after breaking a bone in his face on Nov. 10, Irving was 9 for 15 from the floor and sank all 10 of his free throw attempts, many with the sold-out crowd chanting “M-V-P!” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Read Nextcenter_img Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UP NEXTMagic: At Philadelphia on Saturday night.Celtics: At Indiana on Saturday night. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, left, smile as he hugs teammate Terry Rozier (12) during a stoppage in play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)BOSTON (AP) — Even as they won 16 games in a row, the Boston Celtics didn’t make it easy on themselves.A 16-point deficit against Atlanta. Down 13 in the fourth to Dallas. Double-digit deficits in three straight games, in fact, that Boston erased en route to the fourth-longest winning streak in franchise history.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more


first_imgSiouxland residents can help hurricane victims in Texas, Louisiana and Florida by donating blood locally.Claire DeRoin of the LifeServe Blood Center says blood banks in those regions are in need of blood supplies:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………from your donors. :22LifeServe is the sole provider of blood products to 120 local hospitals in the tri-state area.DeRoin says those hospitals are still the main priority for area patients in need of blood:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….definitely help. ;20One donation can help three patients.You may schedule an appointment to donate by calling the LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or stop in at their location in Southern Square near Hobby Lobby in Morningside.last_img read more

14 days ago​Berbatov says Spurs should snub Mourinho for Pochettino

first_img​Berbatov says Spurs should snub Mourinho for Pochettinoby Freddie Taylor14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov thinks Spurs should not hire Jose Mourinho.There are rumours suggesting that Mourinho is primed for a return to the Premier League, after he rejected French giants Lyon in the past week.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is under a bit of pressure after a poor start to the season.But Berbatov thinks Spurs should persevere with Pochettino.He told reporters: “Pochettino is the guy that needs to stay there, he’s been there for a long time.”There has been a lot of talk about Mourinho taking over at Spurs, I think he would have difficulty as well.”Would he make Spurs better? I don’t know because it is the same team.”Yes you can have a bit of a lift in the beginning, like Manchester United did when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in.”Then you need to keep going otherwise you are going to slip into a spiral.”I remember Sir Alex Ferguson telling us a team needs to be changed when four years passes.”Not the whole team but players. After four years some players start to get complacent and they aren’t challenged.”They are in with the manager and they are comfortable, so a manager needs to shake things up and bring in new player.”I was thinking that this could be the case with Spurs, a lot of the players have been there a long time.”Maybe they need to shake things up and try to push the players in a way.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Toronto homicides reach record high not seen since 1991

first_imgToronto’s latest shooting marked a grim milestone for Canada’s most populous city on Wednesday as it brought the number of homicides this year to a record high not seen for nearly three decades.Police said gunshots fired in the city’s west end early Wednesday led to the 89th documented homicide of 2018, matching the all-time high for killings recorded in a calendar year that was set in 1991.Acting Insp. Hank Idsinga, current head of the force’s homicide unit, acknowledged that Toronto seems to be on pace to eclipse the previous record as it wrestles with a spike in gun-related deaths and said police share public concern about the figures.“The goal is to have no homicides, and the goal is to have 100 per cent solve rate if we do have homicides,” Idsinga told The Canadian Press. “It’s an ongoing battle.”Population growth, some unusual incidents and solve rates, however, have to be taken into account, he said.Idsinga noted that while the homicide rate has remained relatively static in the years since 1991, it has been greatly outstripped by population growth. The city boasted 2.3 million residents in 1991, compared to a population of 2.7 million as of the 2016 census.Both 1991 and 2018, Idsinga added, were somewhat unusual for featuring a number of multiple homicides.In 1991, the city saw a series of multiple fatalities in and around its Chinatown neighbourhood, Idsinga said, attributing some of the slayings to conflicts between Asian gangs.Gang warfare appears to have played a role so far in 2018 too, Idsinga said, though two other multiple homicides have done more to drive up the numbers.Ten people were killed on a single afternoon in April when a man allegedly drove a rental van down a crowded stretch of Yonge Street in the city’s north end. Alek Minassian is now facing 10 first-degree murder charges in that case.In July, police said Faisal Hussain opened fire in the bustling Danforth neighbourhood, killing two people and injuring 13 others before he shot himself and was found dead.While methods used in homicide cases vary, Idsinga said the manner in which people are killed has little to do with how the force approaches its investigations.“There’s still 89 victims of murder,” he said. “There’s still 89 cases that have to be investigated. If we start breaking them up into events as opposed to cases, we’d probably be changing the numbers going back decades.”The city’s 89th homicide was the latest in what Idsinga described as a noticeable increase in deadly shootings this year.Police were called to the city’s west end after receiving reports of gunshots. Det. Sgt. Mike Carbone said they found 22-year-old Youhannes Brhanu with multiple gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Brhanu was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.Carbone appealed for witnesses to the crime, saying between 10 and 20 shots appeared to have been fired from four guns.Police data tracking fatal gunfire over the past five years shows there have been 46 firearm-related homicides so far in 2018, the highest on record during that time period. Data showed 35 deadly shootings on record last year, 34 the year before, and a low of 20 in 2013.Figures in Toronto are in keeping with national data Statistics Canada released earlier this year. The agency found gun crime has increased steadily over the past four years with rates in some areas climbing by as much as 47 per cent.Idsinga said the addition of 200 officers on night shifts has helped address gun violence in the city, noting the homicide solve rate — a fluid figure that changes day to day — currently stands at around 70 per cent.He said police have also been receiving more tips and overall co-operation from the public.“People in the city are generally pretty fed up with it, and they’re picking up the phone and calling us,” he said.He encouraged residents to continue doing so and urged them to view the city they live in as a safe place, noting other urban centres of comparable size often register hundreds of homicides in a given year.Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Mens Lacrosse Ohio State falls 98 to Notre Dame after Fighting Irishs

Ohio State then-freshman Tre Leclaire maintains possession of the ball in the first quarter against Loyola Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament on May 14, 2017 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterOhio State had another chance to rebound from a shaky beginning of the season against one of the nation’s top teams in No. 4 Notre Dame, but the unranked Buckeyes fell 9-8 to the Fighting Irish in another stinging loss Sunday at Ohio Stadium.The Buckeyes (5-4) showed promise throughout the game, hoping to end their two-game slide, and even led the Irish (5-2) by one goal entering into the fourth quarter due to a third-quarter goal from senior midfielder John Kelly. But a late rally from Notre Dame powered the Fighting Irish to a four-goal fourth quarter and Ohio State could only muster two goals, leading to its defeat.In the final minutes of the match, the two teams went goal-for-goal, but the Fighting Irish ultimately held on to their one-goal lead and handed the Buckeyes their fourth loss of the season and third loss in a row. “We didn’t get the outcome we wanted and certainly the scoreboard, but I think we improved quite a bit this week as a ball club and we’re going to take that confidence into Big Ten play, understand the importance of conference play as it starts and really try to build on the positives of today even with a loss,” Ohio State head coach Nick Myers said. Notre Dame put up strong performances across the board with three different players recording two goals each. Senior midfielder John Travisano Jr. had a career day and won 17 of 19 faceoffs, giving the Fighting Irish valuable extra possessions. Myers said Notre Dame’s faceoff efficiency was a significant part of the momentum change late in the game. But aside from the lost possessions, he said his team’s quick pacing and offensive set play was important to the team’s development.“Getting more quality looks on the cage was a theme all week for us and I thought for the most part we did a really good job of that,” Myers said.  Sophomore attack Tre Leclaire set the pace for Ohio State’s offense, recording a hat trick three minutes before halftime. He had a game-high five points, serving up two assists and offering six shots on the cage. Three other Buckeyes recorded goals.Defensively, Ohio State redshirt freshman goalie Josh Kirson made his first career debut and recorded 13 saves. In the fourth quarter, Kirson made an important save to keep the Buckeyes in the game when Notre Dame junior attack Ryder Garnsey got up close for what seemed to be a sure goal for the Fighting Irish.  Aside from the tough decision on the field today, Kelly said he felt like the team gained confidence after going toe-to-toe with Notre Dame.“Initially I felt like we were doing some things really well offensively and some things we were working really hard on and getting better,” Kelly said. “I feel like we have gotten a lot better this week but we’ve just got to put some of those other pieces together and connect all the dots.”Ohio State will have a chance to connect those dots when it meets Penn State at Ohio Stadium at 3 p.m. Saturday. read more

Mens Volleyball No 7 Ohio State closes out regular season on road

Ohio State junior setter Sanil Thomas (3) sets the ball to redshirt junior middle blocker Blake Leeson (11) during the Buckeyes’ 3-1 win against Loyola on March 29. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorThe No. 7 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (19-4, 10-2 MIVA) will travel to neighboring Indiana to challenge No. 15 Fort Wayne and No. 12 Ball State Friday and Saturday for the team’s final two regular-season matches of the season.Ohio State head coach Pete Hanson said he’s feeling good entering this weekend after his team had a pair of dominant outings against Loyola and Lewis with 3-1 and 3-0 victories, respectively. “Obviously, the hope is, can we take that on the road and can we play in a hostile environment in Fort Wayne on Friday and in Ball State on Saturday and do those same types of things where we don’t have our home crowd, we don’t have that energy to feed off,” Hanson said. “I would like to think that we can.”Fort WayneThe Buckeyes will face the Mastodons (17-9, 5-7 MIVA) Friday for the second time this year. Earlier this season, Fort Wayne’s offensive play was not enough to slow down Ohio State’s robust offense, and the Buckeyes ultimately beat the visitors 3-0 on Feb. 10.  Since then, the Mastodons have dropped seven matches, plummeting to sixth in the eight-team MIVA conference after beginning the season with a 9-0 overall record.In contrast, the Buckeyes have been more successful, winning 10 of 12 matches and climbing their way to the top of the MIVA ladder. Ohio State junior setter Sanil Thomas said the Buckeyes can’t take their recent success for granted because he believes Fort Wayne to be a formidable opponent.“They beat Irvine earlier this year, so you know they can bring it,” Thomas said. “If we don’t prepare well then we can easily get beaten, but I think it’s just good that we had these past two matches to build our confidence in that regard.”Ball StateOhio State will close out its regular season Saturday night when it travels to Muncie, Indiana, to face Ball State (15-11, 8-4 MIVA) in another rematch from earlier in the year. Ohio State won a five-set thriller on Feb. 8 at St. John Arena. Ball State had an offense rivaling Ohio State’s, but did not pack enough punch to knock out the MIVA leaders. Senior middle blocker Matt Walsh was the Cardinals’ biggest asset, scoring 19 points and a season-high 15 kills in the Ohio State match. Ball State has found more success than Fort Wayne after the loss, however, winning 10 of its past 15 matches.“I think we’re playing better than when we played Ball State here in February and I’m not sure if their coach thinks they’ve improved or not improved,” Hanson said. “Their numbers are kind of up and down so I can’t worry about them; I have to worry about Ohio State.” read more