Balkman: Alab must regain defensive identity after high-scoring Game 1

first_img“I don’t think we played the way we’re supposed to play. Even though it’s 143 points, we’re a defensive team and that shouldn’t be happening with us,” he said.Though Alab has had games this season where they exceeded the century mark, this offensive showcase surely was a cause of concern for Balkman.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 crownSan Miguel Alab shot 54 percent from the field while allowing Mono Vampire to shoot 51 percent from the field and that’s a big no-no for Balkman.“We gotta go back in it this week, with the couple days we have until Wednesday, and see what happened and what went wrong,” he said. “We won the game, but that’s not us. We’ve never given up that many points this whole year. We gotta go back there and say that you know what, we can’t give them 130 points. We can’t give up 60 points in a quarter. That’s too much for us.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSTA. ROSA — Renaldo Balkman is pleased that San Miguel Alab Pilipinas pulled off a gutsy 143-130 overtime victory over Mono Vampire in Game 1 of the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Finals.Balkman, however, is worried how Alab allowed itself to play Thailand’s kind of pace that nearly cost them the game.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentscenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Juan Gomez de Liaño hopes to play better after going 0-3 in just 24 hours Game 2 of the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Finals is on Wednesday still at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

With World Cup field halved, here’s a look at what’s next

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Group C vs. Group D, Group G vs. Group HSunday starts with Russia hosting Spain in Moscow’s main stadium, with the late game pitting Denmark, which hasn’t lost since the fall of 2016, against Croatia, which eased through its group with three wins. The winners meet July 7.England will carry high expectations into its match Tuesday against a talented Colombia team after essentially choosing that matchup by fielding a squad of reserves in its last group game against Belgium. And the final game of the round of 16 features a Swedish side that won a tough group versus a Swiss team with issues in the back but enough talent up front to score against anyone. The winners play July 7 for the right to go to the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Here’s a look at what’s next, starting with the round of 16 :Group A vs. Group B, Group E vs. Group FFEATURED 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 crownThis half of the bracket features big names in two high-powered matches right out of the gate: A loaded France squad plays Lionel Messi and Argentina in Saturday’s early game, followed by Uruguay and Luis Suarez against Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo, with the winners meeting July 6.Belgium — one of the few top-tier teams to deliver on its hype so far — plays Japan, which sneaked out of its group because it got fewer yellow cards than Senegal. Monday’s later match pits Neymar and a Brazil lineup that seems to be finding its form against a mercurial Mexico squad that knocked off Germany and South Korea but got hammered by Sweden. The winners play July 6. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Players from Premier League, Spanish league scoring the most LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOSCOW — The World Cup started with eight groups of four, 32 nations in all seeking to make it to the knockout stage. Colombia and — just barely — Japan grabbed the two spots from Group H in Thursday’s early matches, and England and Belgium sorted out the top of Group F later that night to solidify the field going forward.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

HST ballot distribution & voting update

first_imgElections BC is scehduled to start mailing out the ballots for the Harmonized Sales Tax Referendum on Friday, and the government is hoping the majority of eligible voters in the province will have received them by June 24th.As things now stand, July 8th will be the last day for unregistered voters, to request a ballot from Elections BC.The deadline for completed mailed in ballots to be received by Elections BC…or those filed in person, to be received at a Service BC Centre, is 4.30pm, July 22nd.- Advertisement -Again we note, voters will be asked this question…”Are you in favor of extinquishing the HST, and reinstating the PST, in conjunction with the GST”.So that means if you want the HST killed…you vote Yes…and if you it retained…you vote No.Since it’s expected to take several weeks for Elections BC to count the ballots, results of the vote are not anticipated until late August.Advertisement It should also be noted that any escalation in the current postal dispute could have a impact on the aforementioned dates.last_img read more

Sports Wire:Austria first, U.S. last in skiing worlds

first_imgAustria won the team competition title Sunday and finished with the most medals at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Are, Sweden. Sweden was second and Switzerland third in the team event. The United States, without injured Bode Miller and other top skiers, finished last of the 11 teams. The U.S. was 10th after the super-G. It dropped into last place after the opening slalom run and finished the day last with 77 points, setting a new mark for the lowest points total in a team competition. The Americans started badly with their first three skiers – Kaylin Richardson, Ligety and Resi Stiegler – all skiing off course in the super-G. Miller skipped the team competition after injuring his knee in the opening leg of Saturday’s slalom. The speed racers had already left Are to prepare for the next World Cup competition in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Yevgeni Popov led Russia to a World Cup win in Winterberg, Germany in the four-man bobsled and increased his lead over Steven Holcomb of the United States in the season title race. Russia I completed its two heats in 1 minute, 51.08 seconds, with Holcomb’s United States I finishing second in 1:51.11. Blatter weighs in FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants tougher punishments for soccer teams with violent fans. “The Swiss high court recently confirmed that we can order point deductions, relegations and expulsions,” Blatter told the Swiss weekly SonntagsZeitung. Soccer’s governing body said that a ruling early February by the Swiss high court – which rejected a Spanish club’s appeal – backed FIFA’s authority to act where necessary. “We intervene against any kind of discrimination, against racism as well as against political and religious extremists,” Blatter said. “But we can only act within the limits of our constitution.” Blatter said FIFA was not responsible for public security, and he urged domestic soccer associations to cooperate with state authorities. Tottenham advanced to the FA Cup quarterfinals by beating Fulham 4-0 in London behind two goals each by Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov. Defending champion Barcelona lost to Valencia 2-1 in the Spanish soccer league and was joined atop the standings by Sevilla, which defeated Atletico Madrid 3-1. N.J. test results in New Jersey’s first in-the-nation tests for steroid abuse by high school athletes found no positive results, according to the group that administered the tests. New Jersey became the first state to administer the tests amid concerns that high school students might be bulking up to be more competitive. National studies have shown that about 2 percent of teenagers use steroids before graduating from high school. However, among 150 random samples from tournament-bound high schools, there was no evidence of the performance-enhancing drugs, according to Bob Baly, assistant director with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Shanahan pays visit New York Rangers forward Brendan Shanahan was released from a hospital, one day after he was knocked unconscious and taken off the ice on a stretcher. Then he made a surprise visit to New York’s dressing room about an hour before the club’s 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. The 38-year-old left winger sustained a concussion when he slammed into Philadelphia’s Mike Knuble during the third period of New York’s loss to the Flyers on Saturday. Shanahan skated toward the bench as Knuble came the other way. Neither player saw the other and they slammed shoulder-to-shoulder. Shanahan went flying backward and struck his head against the ice at 7:27 of the period. He stayed down for about 10 minutes with his eyes closed. Shanahan was fitted with a neck brace and strapped to a board before leaving the ice. Renney said there were no signs of neurological damage, and Shanahan left the hospital after a Sunday morning examination. “He saw the neurologist and they are pleasantly surprised with where he is today,” Renney said before Sunday’s game. “It’s not like he can play hockey in the next little while, but they’re optimistic with where it sits this morning.” There is no timetable for Shanahan’s return to the lineup. Briefly Juan “Pachin” Vicens, a Puerto Rican basketball star who played in two Olympics, died Sunday. He was 72. Vicens competed in the Summer Games in 1960 in Rome and 1964 in Tokyo and two world championships. In 1959, he was selected the best player of the worlds in Chile. Brett Favre will have ankle surgery in the next few weeks, and Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says the three-time NFL MVP will have plenty of time to recover for minicamps. The 37-year-old quarterback was supposed to have surgery on his left ankle the day after the season, but skipped it and had yet to reschedule. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s tough going into that knowing we’re a second-rate team,” U.S. ski star Ted Ligety said. “It’s tough … getting psyched up and think you have a chance at a medal when you don’t have the members on the team that win World Cups.” Lindsey Kildow and Julia Mancuso, the only Americans to win medals at the worlds this year, also missed the team event. Kildow was injured in slalom training while Mancuso was exhausted and left early. center_img “We’re a little bit bruised up and I think we could use some rest before the next races,” U.S. Alpine director Jesse Hunt said. The Austrians flew in super-G silver medalist Fritz Strobl to strengthen their chances in the team event. “Austria is the No. 1 ski nation and because of this, winning the team event was our big goal,” said Renate Goetschl, who took bronze in last week’s super-G. “At the Bormio worlds we weren’t able to do it so now we had our revenge.” Austria ended the championships with three gold, three silver and three bronze medals. Sweden had three gold – all from Anja Paerson – two silver and two bronze medals. Norway finished third with two golds from Aksel Lund Svindal. Austria won with 18 points, while Sweden had 33 and Switzerland had 39. last_img read more

Exclusive – Agents to blame for players’ lack of loyalty, claims Roberto Martinez

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez insists agents are to blame for a lock of loyalty shown by players – amid the mess currently surrounding Liverpool’s Rahem Sterling.The Reds starlet is all-but certain to leave Anfield this summer, and his representative, Aidy Ward, has become embroiled in ugly attempts to force through a move.The agent claims he is working in the best interests of his client, but his attempts to do so have cast Sterling in a negative light.A number of Everton’s stars, including Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, have been linked with summer departures from Goodison Park and Martinez claims agents are eroding a level of loyalty between player and club.“It is a real shame,” the Toffees chief said, when asked about the role of agents in the game. “I don’t think it’s something that has just happened now. I think it has developed other the last six, seven or eight years.“It is so difficult to see young players get an opportunity in the first team and then perform well.“That means a club somewhere needs to give a lot of trust to a young player. When you see a young player, and he’s done well, not giving the loyalty back to the club it’s difficult and it’s hard.“It’s a value we shouldn’t lose in the British game. I do blame agents at times. They have very strong bargaining power.“It’s also probably the fault of football clubs who are prepared to put in offers for young players that doesn’t represent value in the market. We are losing that loyalty from players more and more.”last_img read more

Reports – Liverpool set to recall goalkeeper from loan spell

first_img Reports – Liverpool set to recall goalkeeper Danny Ward from Aberdeen 1 Liverpool are going to recall goalkeeper Danny Ward from his loan spell at Aberdeen, according to reports. The 22-year-old played for the SPL side in Saturday’s 1-0 Scottish FA Cup defeat against Hearts. It was his 29th appearance for the club this season and 12 of those have been clean sheets. He was set to stay at Pittodrie for the season, but the Reds have chosen to end his time in Scotland, which has been largely successful as he has become a fans’ favourite. Ward spent a month last season on loan at Morecambe.Liverpool have not had a great season in the goalkeeping department, with both Simon Mignolet and Adam Bogdan coming under scrutiny, the latter most recently in the FA Cup draw with Exeter.last_img read more

Spurs beat Watford on penalties, Arsenal get past Brentford, plus more

first_img scrap 5 It’s been another eventful night in the Carabao Cup which saw Chelsea defeat Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield thanks to a moment of pure brilliance from Eden Hazard.But what happened in the other games? Below you can see a round-up of the other four games in the last 32 of the competition. Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna were also on target as the Hammers registered their first home win of the season and their biggest victory in 35 years.Nottingham Forest 3-2 Stoke CityNottingham Forest hung on to beat Stoke 3-2 in a pulsating Carabao Cup third-round tie at the City Ground to book their first fourth-round spot for 14 years.Forest were 3-0 up after 50 minutes as goals from Simon Osborn, Daryl Murphy and Joe Lolley put them firmly in the driving seat, but Benik Afobe pulled a goal back before the Reds were reduced to 10 men when Diogo Goncalves was sent off.Saido Berahino then set up a frantic last few minutes with a second Stoke goal, but Forest rode out the storm to clinch a third straight victory. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos BEST OF silverware Six minutes later Spurs, playing at the home of the League Two outfit because Wembley is unavailable, went in front through Erik Lamela, only for their former player Etienne Capoue to level with a heavily deflected effort and send the tie to penalties.After Paulo Gazzaniga saved from Capoue and Quina, it was left to Alli to send his side through which he did with aplomb.Arsenal 3-1 BrentfordArsenal survived a second-half rally from Brentford as a Danny Welbeck double proved enough to seal a place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.The Gunners, beaten finalists in this competition last season, were pushed all the way by a much-changed Brentford side but showed enough to advance with a 3-1 win. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Hazard’s memorable strike was a goal fit to win any match It was a pulsating cup tie at the City Ground 5 5 Most Popular Football News Alli fires home the winning penalty to send Spurs through to the fourth round center_img Arsenal fans praise Welbeck during Carabao Cup winAt a sparsely populated Emirates Stadium – not helped by a London Underground strike – Welbeck scored twice in the first half to ensure safe progression.The visitors were the better side after the interval and gave themselves a fighting chance of an upset courtesy of a fine Alan Judge free-kick, only for substitute Alexandre Lacazette to secure the win with a stoppage-time effort.West Ham 8-0 Macclesfield TownWest Ham romped to an 8-0 victory over Macclesfield in the Carabao Cup with doubles from Robert Snodgrass and debutant Grady Diangana, while Lucas Perez, Ryan Fredericks, like Diangana, also scored their first goals for the club. latest revealed Tottenham 2-2 (4-2 pens) WatfordDele Alli enjoyed the dream Milton Keynes homecoming as he scored the winning penalty that sent Tottenham past Watford in the Carabao Cup.Alli, who joined Spurs from MK Dons, returned to his former stomping ground and having drawn his side level in normal time, then sealed a 4-2 penalty shootout win after a lively finish saw the contest end 2-2 after 90 minutes.Watford had gone in front 39 seconds into the second half through Isaac Success but Alli wiped that advantage out from the spot with 10 minutes to go after being fouled by Christian Kabasele, who was sent off. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 5 SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Welbeck celebrates his and Arsenal’s second goal of the game Snodgrass scored two of the Hammers’ eight goals The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense 5last_img read more

Counsel: Cross wouldn’t win

first_img Since the ACLU last year threatened to sue unless the county removed the cross from the seal, the county has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars replacing the seal on thousands of buildings, vehicles and signs. Attempts to gather enough signatures for a ballot measure to decide whether the cross should return to the seal have failed three times. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld a Ten Commandments plaque in Texas, Los Angeles County Counsel Raymond Fortner Jr. on Monday released an analysis arguing the decision would not bolster the case for returning the cross to the county seal. Fortner wrote that a court would likely find the cross on the previous seal was intended to represent religion. He noted that when the seal was approved in 1957, transcripts showed county officials wanted the cross to represent the religious life of the community. Last month, Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke asked Fortner to determine whether the high court ruling would help the county oppose an ACLU request to remove the cross from the county seal. Burke joined with Supervisors Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky last year to remove the cross from the seal in several 3-2 votes, arguing that the county could not beat the American Civil Liberties Union in court. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 But Burke felt the Supreme Court ruling in the Texas case might give the county an argument to keep the cross on the seal. Douglas Kmiec, a national constitutional law expert and professor at Pepperdine University, said Fortner’s arguments are “obviously inclined to having this matter go away.” “I think the legal opinion is useful for those seeking re-election who want to disguise their decisions as being compelled by the Constitution,” Kmiec said. Both Molina and Yaroslavsky face re-election next year. “It’s largely a political choice because the Constitution permits appropriate references to religion, when it is not for the purpose of establishing a church, or advancing religion, but merely to emphasize the importance of a cultural feature,” Kmiec said. last_img read more


first_imgA man who has turned his life around after being caught with €22,000 worth of cannabis in a growhouse at his home has been given a chance by a Judge.Judge John O’HaganDonal Duddy of Lettermacaward was caught by Gardai with a complete grow-house for the plants at this home in January 2012. Last year Judge John O’Hagan said he was giving the father-of-two a chance to impress him because he suffered form a heart condition and had the support of his family.Duddy appeared again at Letterkenny Circuit Court.Garda Derek Connaughton of the Garda Drugs Squad said Duddy had not come to Garda attentionGardai had initially caught the 44 year old with a small box of cannabis and €430 in cash as he drove towards Letterkenny.The took him to Letterkenny Garda station and then traveled to his home in Lettermacaward.When Gardai then raided his home they found an elaborate growing system in a shed at Duddy’s house.A lighting and heating system had been set up and 47 plants were found at various stages of growth.Duddy has also bypassed the electricity meter so not to alert the authorities of the high amount of electricity being used to power the lights.Weighing scales, humidifiers, heat mats and bags were also found at his home.Duddy told Gardai he had a heart problem and that is why he could not work.He began to grow cannabis in 2009 and began to sell it in 2010 to try and make some money out of it.He also liked to smoke cannabis.Garda Meabh Logue said Duddy almost felt a weight lifted off his shoulders when he was caught and she did not think he would reoffend.Judge John O’Hagan said he would normally pass on a two year prison sentence for ‘gardeners’ or people who helped grow the cannabis for bigger players.However Judge O’Hagan said he was glad to see that Duddy had turned his life around and was now clean and had nothing to do with the drugs trade.He sentenced him to two years on each charge but substituted the sentence for 240 hours community service.He also ordered that the cannabis be destroyed.MAN CAUGHT WITH €22K OF CANNABIS IN GROW-HOUSE ESCAPES JAIL was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 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) Tags:arrestedcannabisDonal DuddydrugsGardaiJUdge John O’Haganlast_img read more

Donegal man to leave Newstalk to pursue new career

first_imgRaphoe man Garrett Harte has announced that he is to leave Newstalk Radio.Harte joined Newstalk 15 years ago and, according to a statement released by the station today, has decided to leave to pursue other interests.He joined Newstalk when it launched in 2001 and has helped steer it from a local Dublin station to the success that it is today with over 700,000 people listening every week. He will remain with the company until the beginning of 2017.Mr Harte leaves the company on good terms, with management at the station paying tribute to Mr Harte and wishing him well in his future endeavours.The Chairwoman of Communicorp, Lucy Gaffney said: “I would like to thank Garrett for his immense contribution to the station for the last 15 years.“He has been a phenomenal editor for our station and was instrumental in building the station from a start-up radio station to the success that it is today. “On a personal level I would like to thank Garrett and wish him all the best in his future career.”Commenting on the announcement Garrett Harte said: “After 15 years with Newstalk I have made a decision to leave the company to concentrate on other media projects.“I am very proud to have contributed to the development of Newstalk from its launch in 2001 to its development into a significant and influential media outlet. I would like to thank Denis O’Brien, Lucy Gaffney, Gervaise Slowey, and the members of the Newstalk board for their support over the years.“I have worked with some of the most passionate and ambitious people at Newstalk and I would like to wish them, Tim Collins and the station every success for the future.”Tim Collins, Chief Executive of Newstalk, has commenced a process to identify a replacement for Mr Harte who will commence employment early next year. It is expected that Harte will stay on for a period of several months to ensure a smooth handover with his chosen successor.Donegal man to leave Newstalk to pursue new career was last modified: October 21st, 2016 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