Ginebra acquires dela Cruz from Blackwater‬

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Ellis has been averaging 3.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 13.12 minutes this conference for Ginebra. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malaysia dismiss judging concerns as SEA Games close Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Both Ginebra team manager Reyboy Rodriguez and Blackwater team manager Johnson Martines confirmed the trade.Dela Cruz has averaged 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.7 steals in his second year in the league, but missed the import-laden conferences due to his ruptured Achilles injury after being selected to be a part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’His entry to Ginebra will be a shot in the arm for the squad, which is betting on its youth with Scottie Thompson, Kevin Ferrer, and Aljon Mariano in tow. Blackwater, meanwhile, will receive serviceable forward Marcelo and the high-flying Ellis, who is looking to get the biggest break of his career with his new team. PBA IMAGESThe rich get richer as Ginebra acquired the services of hardworking sophomore Art dela Cruz from Blackwater.‬The deal, which is set to be approved this Thursday afternoon, will send dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar to the Elite in exchange for ‬Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo from the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dieslast_img read more

Fajardo on pace for another PBA MVP award

first_imgPBA IMAGESJune Mar Fajardo is tipped to have another MVP season after leading the league in statistical points through the end of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup elimination round.The San Miguel Beer center is showing no signs of slowing down as he moves toward earning his fourth MVP award to tie legends Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio with the most number of plums.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The 27-year-old Fajardo, who already holds the league record by being named MVP the past three years, owns an average of 38.4 statistical points in the season with teammate Alex Cabagnot a distant second with 33.5 points.Fajardo is also primed to win his sixth Best Player of the Conference, averaging 18.5 points, 10 rebounds and 2.0 blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGlobalPort guard Terrence Romeo is in third with 32.0, San Miguel forward Arwind Santos is in fourth (31.5) while TNT guard Jayson Castro completes the top five (31.11).Phoenix sharpshooter Matthew Wright, meanwhile, leads all first-year players in the statistical race with 26.07 SPs average. #KicksStalker: James debuts LeBron 15 ‘Cavs’ on NBA Media Day It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The fight for the Rookie of the Year award, however, is considered a three-man race with Star playmaker Jio Jalalon and TNT swingman Roger Pogoy also strong candidates to win.Not only that Pogoy and Jalalon have the numbers to show with 23.06 and 21.59 points, respectively, just behind Wright, they also played vital roles in helping their teams make deeper runs in the playoffs throughout the season.Phoenix missed out on the Governors’ Cup playoffs while Star entered the semifinals in each of the three conferences this year. TNT, meanwhile, is primed to join the semis cast having secured a twice-to-beat advantage.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Bucks edge Raptors in battle of East leaders

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Brogdon scored eight of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and matched a season high with 19 rebounds, and Brook Lopez had 19 points for the Bucks, the first team to beat Toronto twice this season.“In terms of having a full game, playing hard on both ends and executing at a high level on both ends, executing the game plan, and then finishing strong down the stretch, that is definitely the top game for us,” Brogdon said.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 Bucks (17-8) bounced back from Friday’s loss to Golden State and have yet to lose consecutive games this season.“That’s how special this team is,” Antetokounmpo said. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alab Pilipinas dumps CLS Knights behind Renaldo Balkman, PJ Ramos Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Raptors: Toronto missed 10 consecutive field goal attempts in the first half, including eight straight to begin the second quarter. The Raptors responded by making five of their next 10. … Ibaka had a career-high 11 3-point attempts and made a season-high four.UNDER 100Toronto failed to score 100 or more for the second time this season. The Raptors won the other such game, beating Orlando 93-91 on Nov. 20 thanks to a last-second basket by Danny Green.UNDER 10Lowry has failed to score at least 10 points in each of his past five-games.UP NEXTBucks: Host Cleveland on Monday night.Raptors: Visit Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) congratulates teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) on his basket during second half NBA basketball action against the Toronto Raptors, in Toronto on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — After playing a starring role down the stretch, Malcolm Brogdon called this Milwaukee’s best performance of the season.Brogdon hit tying and go-ahead 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds and the Bucks held on to beat Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ 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 Serge Ibaka scored 22 points and Kawhi Leonard had 20 for the Raptors, who have lost two straight, the second time this season they’ve suffered consecutive defeats. Toronto, which lost 106-105 at Brooklyn on Friday, dropped three straight from Nov. 12 to 16, losing at home to New Orleans and Detroit before an overtime defeat at Boston.Fred VanVleet scored a season-high 19 points and Pascal Siakam had 17 for the Raptors, whose 21-7 record is best in the NBA.Neither Leonard (rest) nor Antetokounmpo (concussion protocol) played when the Raptors lost 124-109 at Milwaukee on Oct. 29, Toronto’s first defeat following a 6-0 start.Toronto’s Kyle Lowry shot 0 for 5 and didn’t score for the first time since March 17, 2013 against Miami. Lowry led the Raptors with seven assists.“Just couldn’t find the open ones tonight,” Lowry said. All of his misses Sunday were from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Milwaukee led 79-74 heading to the fourth and pushed its lead to 85-74.Toronto battled back to lead 97-94 on a 3 by Leonard at 2:07, but Brogdon hit the tying 3 at 1:07 and followed with a go-ahead jumper with 40 seconds left.“We did a great job trusting one another and moving the ball,” Antetokounmpo said. “Malcolm hit some huge shots.”Middleton assisted on both of Brogdon’s key baskets and finished with five assists.“I’m going to get the glory for the shots but Khris is the one who sacrificed and made the extra pass to get it to me,” Brogdon said.VanVleet answered with a layup, but Antetokounmpo restored the 3-point cushion with a driving dunk.Leonard hit the rim with a potential tying 3 and Ersan Ilyasova was fouled as he grabbed the rebound. Ilyasova sealed it by making both free throws with seven seconds remaining, and Toronto did not attempt another shot.Milwaukee led 51-49 at halftime.TIP-INSBucks: Newly acquired G George Hill and C Jason Smith were active but did not play. … Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with six assists. … Milwaukee has won its past three against the Raptors, including two straight in Toronto, its first road winning streak in the series since a five-game run from January 2011 to January 2013. … G Eric Bledsoe celebrated his 29th birthday. He had nine points and five assists. View commentslast_img read more

Charles Ramson Sr sues Nagamootoo for withholding salary

first_imgCommissioner of Information, Charles Ramson Sr, has filed legal action against his boss, Prime Minister and Information Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Attorney General Basil Williams. Among the former Attorney General’s contentions are that his salary for last month was withheld.Ramson Sr, whose suit was filed for him by his Attorneys Ashton and Pauline Chase on Thursday, is seeking a declaration that his fundamental right to workFormer Justice of Appeal and Attorney General,Charles Ramson Srwas violated by the respondents. He is also seeking an order for the respondents to continue to pay his salary, emoluments and allowances “until such time as his appointment is revoked lawfully.”In addition, he is seeking an order for the Prime Minister, the second named respondent, to provide “such accommodation, resources and officers and employees for the efficient functioning of the office of the Commissioner of Information pursuant to Section 5 of the Access to Information Act 2011.”Ramson’s writ also includes a request for “exemplary damages against the second named respondent for his unlawful acts and/or the violation of his constitutional right to work”; “any other order as may be just” and finally, cost.Contending that his right to work has been violated, Ramson quoted Article 149A of the Constitution of Guyana in the writ, which states that; “No person shall be hindered in the enjoyment of his or her right to work, that is to say, the right to free choice of employment.”While Attorney General Basil Williams was named a respondent as a representative of the State, Nagamootoo was sued under the State Liability and Proceedings Act 1988. He noted that Nagamootoo is required by law to make provisions for his office to function efficiently.He stated that post 2015, his accommodation and staff was “degutted in stages”, both unilaterally and by mutual arrangement. He claimed to have relocated to his property for an agreed period of three months which came to an end on December 31, 2015.“In that event, I continued to report to work routinely, commencing at 07:00h and have always been ready, willing and able to meet the legal responsibilities of my office. Notwithstanding several notices to (Nagamootoo) his statutory obligations were not given effect, refused and neglected and I have since filed proceedings for compensation for use and occupation of my property for January 1st to 31st December, 2016.”He went on to note that “payment of my salary was made for December 2016, but my gratuity payable half-yearly was unlawfully and without notice, withheld upon the instructions (of Nagamootoo).”But that’s not all. Ramson is also contending that for January 2017, his salary was also withheld despite “(Nagamootoo) announcing in the National Assembly at the Committee of Supply stage that $36 million was allocated to my office for the period 1st January to 31st December 2017.”All of these acts, according to Ramson Sr, have affected his fundamental right to work. He also alleged that Nagamootoo has a “lack of comprehension of the Act aforementioned and/or prompted by malice and/or improper legal advice by person’s with whom he associates and/or is politically aligned resulting in loss and damage to me.”The matter is scheduled to be heard on February 24 at the High Court. It also warned in the action filed that failure by the respondents to appear may see judgment being given in absentia and without further notice.last_img read more

Inconnu swim club finishes 2nd at GP swim meet

first_img11-12 BoysGold – Cameron LouieTied for Silver – Nicolas Eyles13-14 BoysAdvertisement Gold – Eric Louie9-10 GirlsBronze – Jordyn Holloway GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Members of the Inconnu swim club were in Grande Prairie last weekend taking part in a swim meet. The team finished 2nd in the overall standings, while the boy’s group was first with 1,680 points to edge Grande Prairie by 60 points and the girl’s group was second with 1,822.50 behind the Grande Prairie girls.The team had 75 per cent improvement on personal best times, and Owen Lang set two new club records in the boys 10 and under age group with his performance in the 50 and 100 metre butterfly. He clocked in with times of 37.98, and 1:32.15 respectively.Earning aggregate awards in their respective age groups were the following athletes:- Advertisement -9-10 BoysGold – Owen LangBronze – Julien KempAdvertisementlast_img read more

Injury to insult for Bruins

first_imgThis was bound to happen sooner or later. It was a surprise that UCLA hadn’t stumbled earlier. But the injury bug that has plagued UCLA all season finally took its toll on the Bruins, as they squandered a 15-point first-half lead and Washington did whatever it wanted inside to post a 69-65 win on Saturday in front of 10,232 at Pauley Pavilion. In what has become typical fashion, UCLA lost another player to an injury, this time forward Alfred Aboya. The diagnosis is a sprained right knee, the one he had surgery on in July. An MRI was scheduled for Saturday night. The frontcourt is an area in which the Bruins can ill afford another setback, as they’re already too thin at center. And against the Huskies, that lack of depth in the middle showed. “Any time you allow a team to shoot 64 percent and you get outboarded (by six) and turn it over 19 times … it was disappointing,” Howland said. “The five-spot, rebounding wise, we’ve got to get more from that spot.” The UCLA centers combined for four rebounds, although forward Luc Mbah a Moute had a fine game with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Washington took its first lead of the second half on a Jamaal Williams basket inside, something that happened all too frequently, for a 61-60 lead with about three minutes left. On the Huskies’ next possession, Ryan Appleby made a 3-pointer from the top of the arc for a 64-60 lead. Darren Collison made a driving layup for the Bruins to make it a two-point deficit, and thenWashington inexplicably didn’t get a shot off before the shot clock expired. After several missed shots and fouls, Washington’s Bobby Jones made a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left to make it 66-62. Afflalo, wearing No. 44 because he got blood on his No. 4 jersey (from diving for a loose ball), made a 3-pointer from the right wing to pull the Bruins to within 66-65. Jones made the front end of a one-and-one but missed the second and Afflalo got the rebound. As he pushed the ball upcourt, he passed it to Mbah a Moute in the lane, who was called for traveling. “I thought he was going for the basket,” Mbah a Moute said. “I didn’t think he was going to pass me the ball. I was going for the rebound. I was going too fast, I guess.” Washington’s leading scorer, Brandon Roy, was held to 10 points but it didn’t matter since the frontcourt players had so much success. Jones had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Williams scored 14. Freshman Jon Brockman had 12 points and six rebounds. UCLA freshman Ryan Wright, making his first start at center, had eight points but no rebounds. Center Ryan Hollins played for the first time after missing seven games with a groin injury and had four rebounds and a turnover, along with three fouls. Michael Fey (sprained ankle) was ruled out for the game earlier in the week but unexpectedly suited up. He played just one minute and his only contribution was a turnover. The 7-footer is expected to return to practice this week. Jill Painter, (818) 713-3615jill.painter@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita No. 11 UCLA (14-3) fell to 4-2 in the Pac-10 Conference but is still in first place by a half-game over four teams. No. 13 Washington (14-2) improved to 3-2 and is one of those four teams tied for second place. As everyone knows, UCLA goes as its guards go. Point guard Jordan Farmar had 12 assists but was held to three points. Arron Afflalo, UCLA’s leading scorer, had 16 points. “I think we just missed a lot of open shots,” Afflalo said. “I was 6 for 15 and Jordan was 1 for 7. We get the bulk of the shots on this team, and if we don’t knock down the open shots, we’re not going to win too much.” UCLA freshman guard Michael Roll had 14 of his 17 points in the first half. He made 5 of 6 3-pointers – mostly on open looks off screens – but just one in the second half. Washington coach Lorenzo Romar pointed to the Huskies’ improved ball-screen defense in the second half. UCLA’s defense was worse. The Bruins allowed the Huskies to shoot 64 percent from the field in the second half, much to Ben Howland’s chagrin. last_img read more

Volleyball Sweeps Hampton to Open JMU Invitational

first_imgStory Links The final set started close as well until the Bulldogs found the accelerator and pushed it to the tune of a 12-2 run that opened up a 15-5 lead. The Bulldogs did not let up in cruising to the 25-16 win in the third set to sweep Hampton, 3-0. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Box Score (HTML) Box Score (PDF) Preview The Bulldogs return to the court to continue play at the JMU Invitational Saturday, Sept. 2, at 9 a.m. against Cornell. The team will then face host JMU at 6:30 p.m. to conclude the two-day event. vs. Cornell University 9/2/2017 – 9 a.m. HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Drake University volleyball team swept Hampton, 3-0, to open play at the JMU Invitational Friday afternoon in Harrisonburg, Va. The win pushed the Bulldogs to 4-1 to open the season as the team prevailed by set scores of 25-22, 27-25, 25-16. The Bulldogs hit .247 as a team with Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) leading the way with 10 kills on 20 attempts. Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) added nine kills and seven digs while Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) and Alexa Aldrich-Ingram (Iowa City, Iowa) combined for 31 assists.”I’m happy with the outcome and a 3-0 sweep today,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “We struggled some early but showed great resolve in the third set. Emily Plock and Natalie Fry had big games as freshmen today that helped us win this match.”  Print Friendly Version The first set went back-and-forth early with Drake falling behind by as many as four points before the set was tied at 22-22. A kill by Plock, a Hampton error and finally a Morehead aces pushed the Bulldogs to the 25-22 win to open the match. The second set was equally contested with neither team leading by more than three points throughout the extended set in which Drake prevailed, 27-25. Kills from Inderski, Cheek and Natalie Fry (Allen, Texas) helped push the Bulldogs to the 2-0 lead in the match. Fry finished with four kills on seven attempts.last_img read more

Heartbreak in Novato: Last-second touchdown ends Crusaders’ season

first_imgThe St. Bernard’s Crusaders lead 47-42 with one second remaining in Saturday’s quarterfinal playoff game against San Marin. With 0.5 seconds to play the Crusaders found themselves trailing after the Mustangs’ quarterback Matthew Sargent lobbed a last ditch fourth down pass to his receiver, Garrett Franz, who pulled it down in the back of the end zone to send the Crusaders back to Humboldt County and his team through to the North Coast Section Division-IV semifinal round with a memorable 49-47 …last_img read more

Takeaways: A’s 13, White Sox 2

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s pieced together a seven-run first inning Saturday, their second seven-run inning in the past five years, and went on to rout the Chicago White Sox.Matt Chapman’s RBI double, RBI singles from Robbie Grossman and Chris Herrmann capped off by Franklin Barreto’s three-run home comprised the A’s (52-41) latest seven-spot.The 2014 version featured home runs from Josh Reddick and Alberto Callaspo paired with Yoenis Cespedes’s two-run single.Here are three takeaways from the A’s …last_img read more

Indigo gets kids skating

first_imgEstablished by professional skateboarder Dallas Oberholzer, the aim is to build skating environments, as the organisation calls them, in spots you wouldn’t usually expect to find any. (Images: Indigo Skate Camp, via Facebook)Think urban jungle and youngsters, and skateboarding comes to mind. It’s a popular past time, both a sport and a way of getting around.But besides a board, which can be expensive, you need concrete to skate – which means it’s difficult for disadvantaged rural kids.But this is where Indigo Skate Camp steps in. Established by professional skateboarder Dallas Oberholzer, the aim is to build skating environments, as the organisation calls them, in spots you wouldn’t usually expect to find any.The first of these projects was established outside a small village in KwaZulu-Natal’s Valley of a Thousand Hills. Since 2001 it has grown from strength to strength, thanks to the help of more fortunate members who attend the camp.GROWTH THROUGH SKATEThe camp has gone on to employ 35 young people from the surrounding villages through its tourist ambassadors programme, providing a steady source of income for them and their families.As the programme grew in popularity, Oberholzer and his team developed a training manual that worked a range of different life skills into the curriculum to help add value to the experience the youth would have at their projects.Indigo also offers its more accomplished members the opportunity to become instructors and take the programmes to neighbouring villages and provinces to spread the impact of the camp and its teachings.SKATE PARK CONSTRUCTIONYears spent building skate parks has given Indigo Skate the skills to design and construct some of the country’s finest facilities, and it now offers these services to the public.If you or someone you know wants to get the wheels rolling on the construction of a local skate park, call Oberholzer on 083 453 6385.Think urban jungle and youngsters, and skateboarding comes to mind, but Indigo Skate Camp has brought skating to rural youth so they can experience the same joys as their urban counterparts.HOW TO GET INVOLVEDIndigo Skate Camp welcomes anyone looking to get involved in its activities, whether it’s a donation of funds to help it on its journey or an extra set of hands to help it in the day-to-day activities.Those looking to sponsor the Indigo Skate Camp can have a look at its sponsorship page website for banking details and how to go about it.Volunteers also looking to get their hands dirty for the good of the Indigo Skate Camp can have a look at the volunteering page for more details.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more