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Perpetual Help plays on amid NCAA eligibility controversy

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lim said he wasn’t the right person to talk about the technicalities of the eligibility concerns hounding some of his players.According to a report by Christian Jacinto of Spin.ph, Altas guards Edgar Charcos and Kim Aurin allegedly broke eligibility rules while going through their mandatory residencies in the school last year.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 Chriss“We’re the wrong persons to ask,” said Lim after Perpetual’s 85-77 win over San Sebastian Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Perpetual currently owns the fourth seed in the table with a 10-5 record. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college University of Perpetual Help is in danger of forfeiting all of its wins in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament, but head coach Frankie Lim chose to keep slient on the issued.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Trevis Jackson first player to declare for 2018 PBA Rookie Draft LATEST STORIES Charcos and Aurin both transferred to Perpetual from University of the East and Jose Rizal University, respectively, and had to serve a mandatory one-year residency period during the NCAA’s 93rd season.The pair, however, was discovered to have played in the Metro Basketball Tournament during that time, a move the league doesn’t allow.NCAA players can only play in outside tournaments if their teams are affiliated with their schools.Lim said players need to be reminded of why they are in the NCAA so avoid situations like this.“You have to talk to them and show them the big picture,” said Lim. “We’re not here just for the Final Four and these guys never played in the Final Four. They’re given a chance so they better embrace it.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View commentslast_img read more

Another solid night for Giannis Antetokounmpo as Bucks trip Jazz

first_imgJames Harden, Clint Capela lead Rockets over Nuggets “We won the game because of him,” said Giannis Antetokounmpo, who led the Bucks with 30 points. “He brought energy, played hard, he made shots. It was just amazing seeing Thon compete hard out there.”Maker had seen regular minutes off the bench recently with Ersan Ilyasova out with a broken nose. His playing time diminished after Ilyasova’s return and the emergence of second-year player D.J. Wilson.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 Chriss“That’s when your professionalism comes in,” Maker said. “You’ve just got to stay ready whenever your name is called.”Maker shot 6 of 8 from the field, including 2 for 3 from beyond the arc. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “We had some open looks,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “We just weren’t able to get them to go.”STAT LINEThe Bucks scored 68 points in the paint to 36 for the Jazz. Milwaukee also had a 19-2 edge in fast-break points.BOUNCING BACKMilwaukee hasn’t lost back-to-back games this season, improving to 11-0 after a loss.TIP-INSJazz: Rubio scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting before exiting. … Gobert had 12 rebounds in the first half, matching his average for a full game this season.Bucks: Wilson didn’t play due to a left hip pointer. Budenholzer said he is hopeful Wilson will be able to return Wednesday at Houston. … G Donte DiVincenzo sat out with right ankle soreness. “It’s a little bit of a recurring theme,” Budenholzer said. “There wasn’t an incident or twisted ankle or anything like that.” … Milwaukee recalled F Christian Wood from its G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd.UP NEXTJazz: Host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. Utah has won 12 of the last 16 meetings. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Maker’s performance “flipped the script.”“He made a lot of different things happen on the court,” Budenholzer said. “I really feel like he was a difference-maker tonight.”Budenholzer specifically pointed to Maker’s three-point play early in the fourth quarter after Utah had made a 3 on the other end.“He was a spark plug for us,” Brook Lopez said. “He had such great energy and emotion. He got us going, he got the crowd going and everyone on the bench was going. We really fed off him tonight.”Malcolm Brogdon added 21 points for the Bucks, who were coming off a 123-116 loss to Toronto on Saturday night. Milwaukee improved to 28-11, the second-best record in the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points and Rudy Gobert had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Jazz, who lost starting point guard Ricky Rubio to a right hamstring injury less than five minutes into the game. He didn’t return.“We can’t sulk,” Mitchell said. “We’ve got to go out there and compete.”The Jazz held a three-point advantage heading to the fourth quarter, but Milwaukee grabbed control late after Brogdon’s 3-pointer pushed its lead to 105-99. The Bucks built the margin to eight with about three minutes left on two free throws by Lopez, who nailed a deep 3 about a minute later to give Milwaukee an 11-point cushion and seal the victory.Antetokounmpo, who grabbed 10 rebounds, fouled out with 42.9 seconds remaining.After a tightly contested first half, the Jazz opened an 11-point lead early in the third quarter before the Bucks stormed back, taking a lead late in the period when Brogdon hit back-to-back shots. Utah rebounded and led 86-83 heading into the fourth.The Jazz were up 62-58 at halftime, with Mitchell providing 15 points and Jae Crowder adding 11 off the bench. The first half featured 19 lead changes and eight ties.GETTING DEFENSIVEAfter allowing 62 points in the first half, the Bucks held the Jazz to 40 in the second half.“We weren’t very happy at halftime with our defense,” Budenholzer said. “The way we improved and got better in the second half gave us a chance to find a way offensively in the fourth quarter.”Utah scored just 16 points in the fourth quarter. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) tips in a shot over Utah Jazz’s Kyle Korver during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE  — After not playing at all in the Milwaukee Bucks’ previous game, Thon Maker got a chance to shine in a hard-fought win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.Maker had a season-high 15 points off the bench for the Bucks, who clamped down on defense in the second half to secure a 114-102 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Bucks: At the Houston Rockets on Wednesday as the teams meet for the first time this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Huskies kick off the regular season tonight in Fort St. John

first_imgLast year the Huskies took on the Wheelers five times, beating them in three those games. Not only will Saturday’s game be the team’s home opener, it will also give the home fans an opportunity to meet the new Huskies squad, as this will be the first time the new team hits the ice after completing their tryouts.Assistant Coach Jeremy Clothier talked about the team’s identity for the upcoming season. Clothier said this year’s squad is the fastest he’s seen in a while, and will try to use that speed to its advantage. The team will put lots of focus on setting a fast pace for their opponents, as well as using their speed for quick neutral zone transitions.- Advertisement -The Huskies regular season home opener will be taking place at the North Peace Arena. Puck drops at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Robbery charge lands butcher before court

first_imgThirty-eight-year-old Dave Benjamin was on Monday taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore to answer to a charge of robbery.Benjamin, who plies his trade as a butcher in Bourda Market, Georgetown, denied that he robbed Elsa Phillips.The charge stated that on October 16, 2018, the D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown resident stole a gold and diamond necklace valued at $500,000 from Phillips while she was in the vicinity of King Street, Georgetown.The father of two, who was represented by Attorney-at-Law Paul Fung-A-Fat, was released on $50,000 bail. The case will continue on January 21, 2019.last_img

Armed men attack, rob Alberttown business

first_img– Ex-employee identified as one of the banditsA Cummings Street, Alberttown business was allegedly robbed and the owner was assaulted on Saturday morning by armed men, one of whom is an ex-employee.Based on reports received, the incident occurred at A & A Home Furnishing, located at Lot 333 Cummings Street, Albertown, at about 09:00h.The owner’s son, Zeerak Sheik, told Guyana Times that staff had just arrived at work when two armed men stormed the establishment – one of whom was employed at the said establishment three weeks ago.The armed men held the employees at gunpoint and ordered them to lie on the ground. However, the young man explained that during the ordeal, his father walked in and was gun-butted.“We were just getting started. One of the person that came work for us for three weeks. He came with another person and he tell everybody here, all the workers to get on the ground. He hit my father on his head with the gun,” he related.During the robbery, the suspects broke a television system and disconnected the CCTV surveillance footage. The men carted off with an undisclosed sum of cash from the register.“One of them men opened that cash drawer, collected the money and ran away from the scene. I won’t be able to say the exact amount of money. We were running busy for this past month here and so we hire an extra person, which was one of the guys who attacked and robbed us. He was wearing a cap, a red shirt, jeans and white slippers.”The home furnishing business has been in operation for the past four years but this is the first time the establishment was robbed. No one was seriously injured.The owner was taken to the hospital where he was treated and sent away. The police were contacted and an investigation was launched.last_img read more

Environment Canada Issues severe thunderstorm watch for Peace Region

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch today, June 17, for the Peace Region.According to Environment Canada, conditions are favourable this afternoon for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.- Advertisement -The thunderstorm is expected to start at around 2:00 p.m. and continue throughout the afternoon, clearing by late tonight.You are being reminded to take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.More information can be found on Environment Canada’s website.Advertisementlast_img

All Blacks look to whitewash wounded Wallabies in Japan

first_img0Shares0000Codie Taylor (right) works out with the All Blacks at a Tokyo gym on Monday ahead of the Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia on Saturday in Yokohama © AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURATOKYO, Japan, Oct 22 – New Zealand will be aiming to inflict a Bledisloe Cup whitewash on struggling Australia and lay down a marker for next year’s World Cup when the fierce trans-Tasman rivals face off in Japan at the weekend.Hooker Codie Taylor warned Monday that the world champion All Blacks had their sights set on completing a series sweep after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead with victories in Sydney and Auckland. New Zealand slipped up last year after beating the Wallabies in the first two Bledisloe Tests. “Our challenge is to win all three,” Taylor told reporters before Saturday’s clash in Yokohama.Under pressure: Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika conducts training in Funabashi, Japan, on Monday © AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURAThe front-row forward cautioned against underestimating Australia, who lost six of eight games this season before an astonishing 45-34 comeback win over Argentina in Salta this month eased the pressure on coach Michael Cheika.“It’s the Wallabies — they may have lost some games in the Rugby Championship but when they play us they back themselves to beat us.”New Zealand will be chasing a World Cup hat-trick in 2019. “We’re aware of the fact that the World Cup is in Japan next year,” Taylor said.“It’s a great chance to experience the culture and having the Test in a different country adds a little element of excitement.”New Zealand face the 2019 World Cup hosts Japan in Tokyo on November 3 before flying to Europe to complete their five-match tour against England, Ireland and Italy.“You feel like a king when you walk around,” said Taylor, describing the All Blacks fever triggered by their arrival in Japan.“The food is amazing — hopefully we don’t blow out in the next week or two.– Get ‘stuck in’ –“But since last night the boys have switched into normal Test mode to face an Aussie team that will be up for the challenge,” Taylor added. “I’m just looking forward to getting stuck into them again.”‘Hanging in there’: Australia prop Sekope Kepu who will win his 100th Wallabies cap if selected on Saturday © AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURAOne man who will relish the battle with the All Blacks is Sekope Kepu, who is set to play his 100th game for the Wallabies — the first Australian prop to reach the milestone.“I’m hanging in there,” he said after training.“I’m really humbled to still be around. You only have to look at the centurions who’ve played for the Wallabies — legends of the game,” added Kepu.“But I’m trying not to think about it too much — it’s another chance to represent Australia and you never know when it’s your last.”Japanese rugby fans swoon at New Zealand’s fearsome “haka”, but Sam Whitelock put a spiritual spin on its significance to the All Blacks when asked by local journalists.“I’m just a skinny white boy so I’m normally hiding down the back,” smiled the towering lock.New Zealand All Blacks captain Kieran Read (left) trains with Sam Whitelock at a gym in Tokyo on Monday © AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURA“The cool thing about the haka is the tradition that’s gone with it. The All Blacks performed it for over a hundred years. People think we do it for intimidation — but for us it’s to connect with ourselves, our team mates and the people that have gone before.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ronaldo leaves stadium early after being substituted

first_imgFive-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo looked glum as he came off and directed some words at coach Maurizio Sarri before heading to the changing rooms and Sky Sport Italia reported that the 34-year-old had left the stadium three minutes before the match finished.However Sarri said he did not know whether Ronaldo had left the stadium early.“Disrespectful to his teammates? Like I said, I don’t know,” Sarri said. “If it’s true that he left before the end it is a problem to be resolved with his teammates.”“I have no problem with Cristiano, he should be thanked because he made himself available despite not being in the best condition,” said Sarri.“In the last month he has had discomfort in his knee and this is a little problem for him.”Ronaldo had reacted furiously after been substituted in his team’s 2-1 win against Lokomotiv Moscow midweek which saw Juventus advance to the Champions League last 16.“The important thing is that he made himself available. If he gets angry when he comes out this is part of the game,” continued the Juventus coach.“It’s only natural a player is going to be irritated about leaving the pitch, especially when he worked so hard to be there.“All players who are trying to give their best will have at least five minutes of being annoyed when they are substituted, but a coach would in general be much more worried if he didn’t seem upset.”0Shares0000(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the pitch after being substituted for the second game in a week. © AFP / Marco BertorelloMILAN, Italy, Nov 11 – Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly left the Allianz Stadium before the final whistle of Juventus’ 1-0 Serie A win over AC Milan on Sunday after being substituted for the second match in a week.Paulo Dybala replaced Ronaldo on 55 minutes with the Argentina striker going on to score the winning goal 22 minutes later to keep Juventus top in Serie A ahead of Inter Milan.last_img read more

Reports: Juventus REJECT £60m Barcelona bid for Pogba

first_img1 Juventus have rejected a £60m bid from Barcelona for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to reports in Italy Juventus have rejected a £60m bid from Barcelona for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to reports in Italy.The Frenchman is one of the most in-demand players in world football and he has been linked with a summer move away from Turin.Chelsea have expressed an interest, as have Paris-Saint Germain and German champions Bayern Munich.On Thursday, talkSPORT told you how Barcelona forward Neymar also revealed the Catalan giants would ‘open the gates’ for Pogba.And now, according to Tuttosport, the Spanish club have backed up the Brazilian’s claims by submitting a £60m bid for the 22-year-old.Due to Barcelona’s transfer ban the move would not have been completed until 2016, with the transfer fee being paid in instalments.Juventus have flat out rejected the offer, however, and remain adamant their star midfielder is not for sale.last_img read more

Feline dies of deadly avian flu strain

first_imgBERLIN – The deadly strain of bird flu has been found in a cat in Germany, officials said Tuesday, the first time the virus has been identified in an animal other than a bird in central Europe. Health officials urged cat owners to keep pets indoors after the dead cat was discovered over the weekend on the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen, where most of the more than 100 wild birds infected by the H5N1 strain have been found. The cat is believed to have eaten an infected bird, said Thomas Mettenleiter, head of Germany’s Friedrich Loeffler Institute. That is in keeping with a pattern of disease transmission seen in wild cats in Asia. Mettenleiter insisted, however, there was no danger to humans as there have been no documented cases of a cat transmitting the virus to people. However, Maria Cheng of the World Health Organization in Geneva said there was not enough information on how the disease is transmitted to be sure. She noted that tigers and snow leopards in a zoo in Thailand became infected after being fed chicken carcasses, dying from H5N1 in 2003 and 2004. “But we don’t know what this means for humans. We don’t know if they would play a role in transmitting the disease. We don’t know how much virus the cats would excrete, how much people would need to be exposed to before they would fall ill,” Cheng said. In addition to the large cats infected in Thailand, three house cats near Bangkok were infected with the virus in February 2004. Officials said one cat ate a dead chicken on a farm where there was a bird flu outbreak, and the virus apparently spread to the others. WHO said tests on three civets that died in captivity last June in Vietnam also detected H5N1. The source of that infection was unknown. Twenty-one people in Turkey tested positive for H5N1 in January and four of them, all children, died. WHO on Monday raised its official tally of human bird flu cases worldwide to 173, including 93 deaths. Almost all human deaths from bird flu have been linked to contact with infected birds. Health officials are concerned H5N1 could mutate into a form that is transmitted easily among humans, which could lead to a pandemic. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more