Unfazed by a hostile crowd, Manila overcame the only unbeaten team in the MPBL Datu Cup by using an unrelenting running game to stun Muntinlupa, 100-86, on Wednesday night at the jampacked Muntinlupa Sports Complex.The Stars set a league record for most fastbreak points with 32 as Marvin Hayes, Chris Bitoon and Aris Dionisio joined forces in a second half assault that finally toppled the Cagers, who entered the game with an eight-game winning run.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gawilan snags second swim gold medal Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Hayes, an ex-PBA player, picked up 18 points and seven rebounds in his finest performance yet for the Stars, while Dionisio scored 15 points and grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds.Three other players finished in twin digits for Manila with Reil Cervantes scattering 17 points, Bitoon pumping in 16 and Vence Laude chipping in 13.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 ChrissHeld to just four points in the first half, Allan Manga came alive with 18 points in the last two quarters, but the Muntinlupa playmaker faded in the stretch when Manila pulled away for good.The Cagers led by seven near the end of the third, but Bitoon scored four straight points in transition, before Dionisio beat the buzzer with a three to tie the game at 65 and trigger an early fourth-quarter run that put the Stars in control. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
SA Roosters Men’s Open Captain Ferghus Kernahan and SA Roosters Men’s Open Head Coach Dean Philp have been selected in the inaugural Sydney Roosters squad to compete in the second year of the NRL Touch Premiership.The achievement is a significant milestone for Kernahan, who had represented South Australia for eight years at junior level before an ACL injury hampered his initial senior representation. Since recovering, Kernahan has represented South Australia at the annual National Touch League in both T-League and Men’s Open divisions, most recently leading the Men’s Open in their 2019 campaign.“I’m extremely proud to have been selected for the Sydney Roosters and excited to be part of the NRL Touch Premiership,” he said. “Initially, I really just want to enjoy the moment, but I can see this having positive long-terms effects on both my development and the development of Touch Football in South Australia.”Kernahan has also broadened his skillset into coaching, both locally in South Australia and at national events with the South Australian U18 Boys team.Philp is one of two Elite accredited coaches in South Australia and has significant coaching experience at both local and state level, most notably with the South Australian U18 Boys Team, Alliance Cup Men’s Open team and NTL Men’s T-League and Men’s Open team.Philp sees the opportunities that the Sydney Roosters and the NRL Touch Premiership present as invaluable to the development of touch in South Australia:“[Having the] Sydney Roosters in the NRL Touch Premiership is our dream for players in South Australia. We have a very close community where talent and knowledge develop and flow easily,” Philp said. “I’m excited to imagine a future where our juniors can look up to mentors who have made it – and then start the climb towards that dream.”On being selected as the Assistant Coach to the Sydney Roosters, Philp was surprised but thankful for the opportunity: “As a coach I’m here to help others develop their game, teamwork and character. Being part of Sydney Roosters will help me help others get there too.”Kernahan and Philp will take the field with experienced Australian players like Steve Roberts and Stuart Brierty as part of the Sydney Roosters squad, and both are excited about the opportunity this presents to learn valuable lessons on performance and leadership from these phenomenal athletes.When asked who the biggest influences on their Touch Football careers were, Kernahan and Philp had a long list: “Rob Day, Ninh Duong, Michael Sheeky, Mark Jones, Grant Richards, Dave Nolan, Greg Frost, Kelly Rowe and Anthony Grandison have all been key South Australian figures who have contributed immensely to the development of Touch Football in SA.The Sydney Roosters will play the Brisbane Broncos on Adelaide Oval on Friday 28th June, with the match played prior to the Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm NRL fixture.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd fullback Dalot slams AZ Alkmaar pitchby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United full back Diogo Dalot was less than impressed with the state of the pitch against AZ Alkmaar.United had to endure a poor quality artificial turf in their Europa League group stages game on Thursday.They emerged with a 0-0 draw, and Dalot spoke about the condition of the pitch after the game.”It’s a lot easier for them because they’re used to playing on these types of pitches,” Dalot told MUTV.”We’re Man United though and we need to be ready for any challenge and we don’t use that as an excuse but it is of course a difficulty that we need to get through.”I think we did OK today and we defended well and we kept the clean sheet and that’s important.”We trained well yesterday on this pitch. Today we tried to do our best and we did a good job and we created chances as well.”If we’d have scored some more goals as well… but like I said, at the end we need to keep the positives, look to what we did bad and improve that.”
Prior to puck-drop, the Flyers will be raising their 2017-2018 NPHL Championship banner.Game time is 8:30 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers will be taking on the Grande Prairie Athletics this Saturday.Last Saturday, the Flyers played a tight exhibition game as they went on to beat the Dawson Creek Canucks 6-5.The Flyers are looking for another win as they host the Athletics this Saturday at the North Peace Arena.
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Wildfire Service is reminding British Columbians to practice fire safety this Labour Day weekend.Although some parts of the province have received significant rainfall in recent weeks, the Wildfire Service says this year’s wildfire season is far from over.With warm weather in the forecast, there is still the potential for forest fuels and grasslands to dry out in many areas of the province. The Wildfire Service is encouraging everyone to use caution with any activity that could potentially spark a wildfire.From April 1 through to August 28, the BC Wildfire Service says they responded to 696 wildfires throughout the province, with 57 percent of those fires caused by people.You are being reminded to keep the fire small and never leave a fire unattended.More fire safety tips can be found at firesmartbc.ca.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said it is not in favour of passing an order at this stage to refer the issue of 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections across all classes to a Constitution bench.A bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said it will hear the plea on March 28 and will consider whether the matter is required to be referred to a Constitution bench. The bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, asked senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who was appearing for the petitioner, to file a short note of the points which they have raised in their application. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The apex court had earlier refused to stay the Centre’s decision to grant 10 per cent quota in jobs and admissions to poor candidates in the general category. However, the court had agreed to examine the validity of the law and issued a notice to the Centre on the plea filed by businessman and Congress supporter Tehseen Poonawalla. Dhavan, appearing for Poonawalla, had told the bench that his only grievance at this stage was that this quota should not breach the ceiling of 50 per cent as mandated by the apex court. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe top court had earlier issued a notice to the Centre on similar petitions and ordered tagging of the fresh plea of Poonawalla with pending ones. Petitions have been filed by parties, including ‘Janhit Abhiyan’ and NGO ‘Youth For Equality’, challenging the Centre’s decision. The petition, filed by Youth For Equality through its president Kaushal Kant Mishra, has sought the quashing of the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019, saying economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation. It said the bill violates the basic feature of the Constitution as reservation on economic grounds cannot be limited to the general category and the overall 50 per cent ceiling limit cannot be breached. In the present form, the upper limit of quota goes up to 60 per cent which violates the decisions of the apex court, the plea claimed. Referring to the nine-judge bench decision of the apex court in the landmark 1992 Indira Sawhney case, the petition said the latest amendment completely violated the Constitutional norm that economic criterion cannot be the only basis of reservation. It also said the amendments fail to consider that articles 14 and 16 form the basic feature of equality, and that they have been violated with the doing away of the restraints that were imposed on the reservation policy, that is the 50 per cent ceiling limit and the exclusion of economic status as a sole criterion.The plea filed by businessman Poonawalla had sought quashing of the Constitution (103 Amendment) Bill, 2019, saying that backwardness for the purpose of reservation cannot be defined by “economic status alone”. The top court had earlier refused to stay the Modi government’s decision to grant the reservation but agreed to examine the validity of the constitutional amendment which paved the way for this quota. In poll year, the Modi government has come out with the constitutional amendment bill giving quota benefits to the poor among general category candidates. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha cleared the bill on January 8 and 9 respectively, and has been signed by President Ram Nath Kovind. The quota will be over and above the existing 50 per cent reservation to SCs, STs and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das and senior administrative officials of the university have been gheraoed by a section of students for more than 24 hours with the students demanding immediate closure of the Centre for Disability Studies alleging misappropriation of funds on the part of those involved in running the centre.”The way they are pressing for their demands is inhuman. How can the Centre for Disability Studies be closed overnight. There are so many centres running in the varsity. If the next day, they come up with the demand of closing another centre immediately, can we do that? Even when we have formed a committee to review the activities of all such centres, including the Centre for Disability Studies, they are agitating,” said the Vice-Chancellor of the university Suranjan Das. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaPro Vice-Chancellor Pradip Ghosh, who also could not leave the campus due to the agitation of the students infront of Aurobinda Bhavan, the administrative building of the varsity, said five times in a month students prevent the administrative officials from leaving the campus. “They placed their demand at the executive council meeting on Monday after the domicile issue was settled. We sought some time with a multi-member committee being formed to review activities of all 40 centres under the varsity and also the various schools in the varsity. But they remained adamant,” Ghosh said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to Ghosh, the Centre has been running for many years so the varsity cannot take decisions overnight. He also questioned whether the protest by the students is democratic considering the way they have held senior officials and executive council members on the university campus during the night. Manojit Mandal, co-ordinator of the centre and executive council member, said the project over which a section of students are agitating is translation of an authentic biography of Rabindranath Tagore from Bengali to English. “It has been approved by the university and classes have begun with four students only a week ago. Not an iota of Rs 25 lakh that has been allocated for the project by the state government has been spent. So, how they can allege misappropriation?” Mandal asked. An agitating student Debraj Debnath said the project has nothing to do with disability studies. “We want reconstruction of the centre as the coordinators, including Mandal, are not experts in this respect. An executive council meeting should be convened immediately to discuss on single point agenda of restructuring the centre,” he claimed.
Then-redshirt junior Chris Diaz prepares to hit the ball during a match against Oklahoma on March 6, 2015 in Columbus. OSU lost, 4-3.Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s tennis team looks to keep tradition alive this weekend as it searches for its 11th straight Big Ten title.The No. 5 Buckeyes are currently riding a nine-game winning streak and a perfect home record into their final two regular season matchups against Northwestern and Illinois.Maintaining the decade-long streak to honor its predecessors is a major focus for the team.“We want to keep going something that has been started for us. When I came in, I didn’t really know about stuff like that because I’m international, and then we won it and I thought it was cool,” said senior Ralf Steinbach, a native of Germany. “Then I started to realize how important it is and how big it is, and I think it’s very important that we keep this streak and tradition alive.”For coach Ty Tucker, winning the title would be a culmination and symbol of the hard work put in throughout the season.“When you get to the end, you obviously want to be getting better, but you want something tangible to hold on to for your season,” Tucker said. “The opportunity to get a big trophy and some T-shirts and hats is a pretty cool thing.”Sunday’s match against Illinois will also serve as senior day for Steinbach and Chris Diaz. As they look toward graduation, the duo is proud to have been part of the OSU tennis program.“Being here for five years, I’ve definitely taken it for granted, but now that it’s coming to an end, it’s really hitting me what a privilege it has been to be a part of Ohio State, Ohio State athletics, the tennis team and that tradition,” Diaz said.A two-time All-Big Ten selection, Diaz said he is excited to have contributed to the team’s legacy.“I just want to be able to keep the tradition alive that has been paved before us from the other guys, so I just want to be part of that,” he said. “To just know that I was part of something bigger than myself.”According to Tucker, watching seniors reach their end of the time with the program can be emotional for both the coaches and players.“It’s been a good ride, the season’s been fun and you get sad when you get to the end,” Tucker said. “Not to sound a little bit corny, but each team is unique and it’s a lot of fun. These guys understand as they get to be juniors and seniors and it’s their last go around, they start to get a little bit sad as well.”While Sunday might mark the end of the regular season, the team still has a lot of tennis ahead of it.“We still have the Big Ten tournament and still have NCAA (championships). I don’t want to have the mindset like, ‘Oh, this is the end,’ and I stop competing. I want to compete until the end,” Steinbach said. “It’s been a quick four years, and it’s a sad moment, but at the same time you try to keep the momentum.”The current roster is one of the youngest that Diaz has experienced.“I’ve never really had a team like this with a lot of young guys where I’m the oldest,” he said. “It’s definitely a different feel, but I like it. It’s fun, it’s exciting to see what’s coming up for Ohio State and what they’re going to be able to bring to the table after this.”One of the players coming up for OSU is sophomore Mikael Torpegaard. The Denmark native was recently ranked as the No. 1 men’s player in the nation by the ITA.“It feels great, it’s been a goal for a while to try to reach that spot at No. 1,” Torpegaard said. “I’ve been No. 2 these last three weeks, and it’s definitely put a lot of pressure on me, and still does. It’s definitely great to finally reach it, and I’m going to work hard to try to maintain it.”Along with his personal achievements, Torpegaard also is focused on the success of the team.“I definitely am not happy either if I win my own match and the team loses or if the team wins and I lose my own match,” Torpegaard said. “It is an individual sport, but of course you’re out there representing Ohio State, so you want to do what is best for the team at all times.”Tucker approaches the current team with the same mindset as ones in the past.“They’re all just different faces, same sort of strategy, and they all compete hard,” Tucker said. “They’re obviously capable of winning a Big Ten championship, and they’re obviously capable of competing at a high level nationally.”Torpegaard agreed with his coach about the team’s capabilities.“It’s important to go in with a mindset of treating every match as if it’s the most important match of your life,” Torpegaard said. “Everybody just needs to bring their energy and work every day, and if everybody really wants to take it to the next level, I’m confident that we can.”The work ethic that Torpegaard spoke to is something that Steinbach hopes he leaves behind on all of the younger players.“I hope that I put some impact on the young guys that just came in, that they saw what it means to be a Buckeye. We as seniors can show them that it’s a lot of hard work, and you don’t play for yourself. You play for a team and you play for your school,” Steinbach said. “I hope I taught them that and showed them that it’s a lot of hard work.”The OSU men’s tennis team is scheduled to take the court at home Friday against Northwestern at 6 p.m. and Sunday against Illinois at noon.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes that his side will benefit from their scrappy to the new season heading into the international breakThe Reds have maintained a 100 per cent start to the new Premier League season, despite some rather below-par performances.In fact, Liverpool came dangerously close to dropping points for the first time this season against Leicester City on Saturday.After Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino had given Liverpool the lead at the King Power Stadium, goalkeeper Alisson Becker was tackled by Kelechi Iheanacho, after delaying over a backpass, who then assisted Rachid Ghezzal to score for the Foxes.It set up a nervy ending for Liverpool.But they held on and Klopp was pleased with what he described as a “fantastic result”.“To build a team over a season you need, in an ideal world, these common experiences. In an ideal world, with getting three points in a difficult game,” Klopp told the club website.“If you are flying constantly, you are not prepared for the difficult moments – you cannot be prepared – so we are.? pic.twitter.com/fN4XSQ85mEChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 2, 2018“We know that and I told the boys immediately after the game in the dressing room that if winning away games in the Premier League would be so easy, then everybody would do it constantly.“It’s difficult, it’s really difficult, and to do it in the way we did it – yes, we caused ourselves problems, yes, we could’ve done better, but in the moments we did what we actually wanted to do, we were really strong.“In the moment, we are obviously not stable enough to do it over 90 minutes, but that’s what we are working for and that’s what we want to do, of course, so it’s all fine.“You can always make a criticism, like a detail here or there, but then at the end if you do that and you could change all these things then it’s 8-0 or something. That’s not how life is, that’s not how football is. 2-1, fantastic result.”Only Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford have won all four of their Premier League matches so far.Although Klopp’s side will be facing a stern test after the international break with trips to Tottenham and Chelsea as well as a home game against Manchester City awaiting them in the space of a month.