SMB wins 3rd straight

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Alex Cabagnot came through with a triple-double while reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo added a monster double-double as the Beermen won their third straight game after a three-game slide to even their record to 3-3.“I wasn’t really keeping count but I’m just glad we won,” Cabagnot said after compiling 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Beermen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFajardo netted 37 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, flashing an aggressive game right at the get-go because “we really needed to win this one.”Almost a nonfactor in offense for most of the game, Henry Walker saved the best shot of the night for last in the earlier game. Walker zipped through an opening in the middle of the lane and went straight for an emphatic slam in the dying seconds as Blackwater finally chalked up its first win of the tournament at the expense of Magnolia, 86-84.The Elite bench jumped for joy after that jam with 3.4 seconds remaining and Blackwater coach Bong Ramos punched the air with both fists as they celebrated the breakthrough triumph after losing their first seven games.“We are improving little by little every game. At least, there’s something positive happening in this team,” said Ramos, who replaced Leo Isaac prior to the start of the conference to turn Blackwater’s ordeal around.Walker, still visibly off peak form in just his second game for the Elite, was four of 16 from the field and finished with 11 points and eight rebounds in a no-relief performance.But none of his 12 misses from the field mattered in the end after he eluded Curtis Kelly off the dribble, drove down the middle in the dying seconds and soared above Rafi Reavis for the rim-rattler.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In star-studded Creamline, Galanza finds space to score, set–and shine Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel Beer continued its rise out of a poor start to the tournament, getting huge contributions from two of its stars to forge a 129-117 victory over Columbian on Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

Fort McMurray evacuees could return home June 1st: Notley

first_imgFORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA – At a press conference this afternoon, Alberta Preimer Rachel Notely announced plans for Fort McMurray residents to return home.Notely says as of June 1st, residents can voluntarily return home, in phases, as long as 5 conditions are met before doing so.The 5 conditions are the following:The wildfire is no longer an imminent threat to the communityCritical infrastructure is restoredEssential services are restoredHazardous areas are securedLocal government is re-established- Advertisement -The massive fire that tore through the town is now approaching the Saskatchewan border.last_img read more

Nigeria’s Etebo joins Stoke

first_imgThe 22-year-old is free to concentrate on his international commitments after leaving Portuguese side Feirense in a £6.35 million ($8.5 million) switch to second tier Stoke.Etebo agreed a five-year contract with Stoke, who were relegated from the Premier League in May and are hoping to win promotion from the Championship next season under new boss Gary Rowett.“We’re really excited to have got the deal over the line for Etebo. I’m looking forward to seeing him in a Stoke City shirt as I’m sure our supporters are too,” Rowett said.Etebo spent the second half of last season on loan with Las Palmas in La Liga and will link up with his new Stoke team-mates after the World Cup.He has been capped 14 times by Nigeria and came on as a substitute in last week’s friendly defeat against England at Wembley.Nigeria face Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in the group stage of the World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has joined second tier Stoke © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 11 – Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo took a break from his World Cup preparations to join English Championship club Stoke on Monday.Etebo will be a member of the Nigeria squad when the World Cup gets underway in Russia on Thursday.last_img read more

Louis Van Gaal not be happy with Manchester United’s style, says Dutch legend

first_imgRonald de Boer has told disillusioned Manchester United fans to give Louis van Gaal time – because this is not the style of football he wants to play.The Red Devils chief has come in for criticism recently for some below-par performances, despite his side losing just two of their last 20 fixtures.The Dutchman has been set the target of third place in the Premier League and, with 12 matches of the season remaining, United are fourth in the table.De Boer worked with his fellow countryman during their time together at Barcelona and believes it’s only a matter of time before the 63-year-old gets things right at Old Trafford.“Van Gaal is struggling a little bit at Manchester United,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Not with the amount of points he’s got, but with his style.“It’s not the way he wants to play. He’s fighting to get there.“At the moment it’s not the football that we are used to with Louis.”last_img read more

IS YOUR DONEGAL HOODIE 10 YEARS OLD – YOU NEED TO ‘EVOLVE’!

first_imgAdvertorialThey have been one of the Donegal team biggest supporters and now Evolve Menswear are official stockists of all Donegal GAA gear.All the official clothing regalia including polo shirts, jerseys and hoodies are in stock at the leading clothing stockist. Last year’s jerseys and hoodies are probably well-worn after the large numbers of outings they underwent!And hopefully any investment in another hoodie or jersey will get the same value for money until Jim and the boys lift Sam again in September. IS YOUR DONEGAL HOODIE 10 YEARS OLD – YOU NEED TO ‘EVOLVE’! was last modified: June 21st, 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)last_img read more

Tottenham fans offered refunds as move to their new stadium is delayed

first_imgTottenham Hotspur have clarified the current situation regarding their delayed move into the new stadium and given season ticket holders a partial refund for the games against Liverpool.Following the news Spurs are now unable to open their stadium against Liverpool on September 15, the club have now provided more information about the state of affairs in N17. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Meanwhile season ticket holders will be given refunds worth 1/19th of the value of their full 2018/19 Premier League season ticket price for both games against Liverpool and Cardiff City.For more information on the ticketing situation, fans are advised to visit the club’s official website by clicking here. A statement on their official website said: “Further to last night’s announcement: Yesterday the Club received a report from Mace which highlighted the extent of the issues with critical safety systems. As a result, a decision was taken at a Board meeting to defer the opening of the stadium and to move two further games to Wembley.“Delays are common, certainly for builds of this size and complexity, however we are hugely frustrated that this has occurred with these systems at such a late stage. Whilst we would have been able to mitigate other areas, we simply cannot compromise safety.“This decision was unavoidable. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? 2 predicted smart causal Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware latest possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 2 Tottenham Hotspur fans at Wembley. revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 changes whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Most Popular Premier League News “We should also like to clarify the correct context of the news that broke yesterday regarding arrangements with Wembley. The option was in fact exercised at the end of last year – and not in response to this issue – as a sensible back-up given the nature of construction and the possibility of exactly such an issue arising.“Last night’s announcement was brought forward from today in order to advise fans as soon as possible given the confusion caused and the news of the Board meeting becoming public. As such we were unable to release details of refunds and ticketing at the same time as planned – please now find them below.“We should like to apologise to supporters for this delay. We are acutely aware of the disappointment this may cause supporters and shall now look to ensure that we minimise any inconvenience.“Our Construction team is working hard to overcome these issues and we shall keep you all updated. Thank you for your support at this challenging time.” How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham Hotspur beat Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley last season. SORRY last_img read more

SA’s reputation secure despite Rugby World Cup defeat

first_imgJohannesburg, Sunday 9 October 2011: Following today’s match between the Bokke and Australia, South Africa is disappointed that we will not bring the Webber Ellis Cup back to our shores. But with the internationally hailed demonstration of sportsmanship, skill, unity and leadership by our team, South Africa leaves the tournament with its reputation for sporting excellence secure  and citizen participation standing remain intact.Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South Africa said: “Despite their loss the Springbok team has made the South African nation proud. Throughout the country, indeed throughout the world, millions of South Africans have played their part by waving our flag with hope and wearing our jersey with pride – all in support of our team.“Once again we have demonstrated the unifying and uplifting power of sport. Indeed we are world-renowned not just for sporting excellence but for showing how sport can unite a nation and make history.“In New Zealand, our global South African community have further enhanced our reputation for friendliness, passion and pride in our nation.As Brand South Africa we call upon every South African to continue to keep the the pride, passion and spirit of our rugby world cup campaign alive.”last_img read more

Injured Sushil Kumar to skip Asiad

first_imgWorld champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sushil Kumar will be missing next month’s Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Sushil has opted out of the Asiad because of a shoulder injury. The wrestler had won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle wrestling category at the Commonwealth Games that concluded on Thursday.  Having earlier won a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics and the world championships in Moscow, much was expected from Sushil during the Asian Games.last_img

Harry Kane looks to ‘role model’ Cristiano Ronaldo for pathway to success

first_imgHarry Kane has dreams of holding aloft the Ballon d’Or trophy like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but the Tottenham Hotspur striker knows his club must start collecting silverware if he is to have any chance of such individual success.Ronaldo is on course to win his fifth Ballon d’Or after helping Real Madrid to La Liga and Champions League success and Kane, 23, said the Portuguese forward was a great role model.”Who wouldn’t want to win that big gold trophy? It’s definitely something I aspire to do,” Kane told reporters when asked about the Ballon d’Or.”Doing that, you have to win the big tournaments, for club and country. Ronaldo won the Euros and the Champions League… Messi’s in a similar situation.”To do that, it isn’t just individual, I think it’s part of a team thing as well, winning team trophies. That’s hopefully what we can do at Tottenham.”Kane, who scored 29 goals in 30 Premier League games last season, said he hoped to emulate Ronaldo’s big-game mentality.”You see him do that game in, game out, in the finals, in the semi-finals,” Kane said of Ronaldo’s goal-scoring record in the knockout stages of the Champions League.”That’s what I aspire to be. Ronaldo’s a great role model, a fantastic player. That’s hopefully something I can achieve one day.”Kane will be in action on Saturday when Group F leaders England face Scotland in a 2018 World Cup qualifier. England then face France in a friendly on June 13.last_img read more