Perez makes up for poor showing by keeping Jawbreakers’ title bid alive

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCJ Perez was determined to make up for his shortcomings after his pedestrian eight-point performance in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals kept him wide awake that night.However, his eagerness to make amends almost got him into trouble early after picking up two quick fouls in Game 2 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “We really focused on our defense. The team’s effort showed in the game and that fueled our defense against them,” he said.With the series going the distance, the Jawbreakers are looking to sustain this intensity heading into the winner-take-all Game 3 on Tuesday.“Our level of energy and effort should not go down. As always, we’ll do our best to get Game 3,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ “That was so frustrating,” said Perez in Filipino, referring to his 3-of-11 shooting in the  opener. “I couldn’t make my shots. All I could think about was how I could make up for it the next game.”“I think I was just oozing with energy and that’s why I picked those fouls. While I was on the bench, I was telling myself that once I get back on he court, I’ll help the team.”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 crownPerez dropped 15 points, seven rebounds, and four assists and helped Zark’s Burger-Lyceum equalize the best-of-three championship series with a 98-90 victory over Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian.The newly-minted D-League though, gave the lion’s share of the credit to the Jawbreakers’ defense, which limited the high-octane Revellers to just 37-percent shoting clip. Fury back in boxing to ‘inspire others,’ win belts back 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Spurs disbanding cheer squad for ‘family friendly’ act

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Warriors’ Andre Iguodala doubtful for Game 4 with sore knee In an interview with the Washington Post on Monday, Jones refuted suggestions that the Silver Dancers were not “family friendly.”“This is a very conservative market, and the team has always been very concerned about the look of the girls and things like that,” Jones told the Post. “But I’m telling you I’ve never seen and never heard anything derogatory. The girls are all professional women, they know the rules and standards and they know they’re ambassadors for the Spurs. And they’ve done so much in the community — camps, clinics, promotional activities. To take this away so suddenly, it’s bothersome.”Members of the dancing team also reacted with shock following the move.“I am truly heartbroken and at a loss for words for an organization I held so dear to my heart,” one dancer, Alexis Bonilla, wrote on Twitter. “This year is one I will never forget. The legacy we left will live on forever.”Another dancer, Alexis Flores, added: “I am trying to still process it right now. I’m just in total shock!”.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 “We are excited to announce our new Spurs hype team,” Spurs Sports & Entertainment Vice President Tammy Turner said in a statement.“This team will further enhance the game-night experience for Spurs fans at the AT&T Center.”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 crownThe statement said the new entertainment group would showcase a “diverse array of unique family-friendly talents.”No reasons were given for the disbanding of the Silver Dancers troupe, but local media reports cited “lack of fan interest” for the decision. The move comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of all-female cheerleading and dancing acts in US professional sports in the era of the #MeToo movement.Earlier this month, the Washington Redskins NFL team came under fire over the treatment of its cheerleaders.A New York Times report citing several members of the 36-member Redskins cheerleaders unit said the women were made to pose topless or wear only body paint for a photo shoot in Costa Rica.The women also complained that sponsors and luxury suite holders — all men — were given access to the photo shoots.The Spurs move to replace their dancing team was greeted with dismay by Rosalyn Jones, who founded the troupe in 1991.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES The San Antonio Spurs have become the first team in the NBA to disband their all-female dance group, announcing plans to replace the squad with a “family-friendly” co-ed act, the franchise has confirmed.The Spurs said a 35-member “hype team” featuring acrobatics, dance, stunts and tumbling would be selected and named later this year, replacing the team’s Silver Dancers dancing group.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

ONE: Team Lakay’s Honorio Banario bounces back with unanimous decision win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After a firecracker of a first round, Banario (14-7) looked to slow down and this was what Raju (4-4) capitalized as he took the game to the mat.READ: Honorio Banario raring to showcase refined techniqueFEATURED 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 ChrissBanario eventually found cracks on Raju’s game plan and got back to his offense, turning the tables on his Indian opponent.With the fight dwindling to its final 10 seconds, Banario got Raju’s back and locked him in a rear naked choke to finish emphatically.center_img LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fairtex wins, Suzuki delivers fireworks in ONE Super Series in Manila Honorio Banario is back on winning track. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHonorio Banario got back on the winners’ table after a unanimous decision win over India’s Rajul Raju in a catch weight bout in ONE Championship’s Conquest of Champions card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.This was a bounce-back win for Banario who saw his five-fight winning streak get snapped last September when he lost to Amir Khan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Rep. Joe Breaks Ground for US$1.2M Buchanan Fairground Road Construction

first_imgRep. Joe informed the gathering, which included Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor and House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, that he was glad that one of his major campaign promises was being fulfilled.The pavement of the 1.5-kilometer road valued at US$1.2 million, targeting the Fairground route in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, will shortly commence.The road pavement became necessary following the groundbreaking ceremony spearheaded by the county’s district #3 Representative Mathew Joe, on Saturday, November 10.Rep. Joe informed the gathering, which included Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor and House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, that he was glad that one of his major campaign promises was being fulfilled. “During the 2017 elections, I made a promise to the people of my district that when the CDC-led government — the party to which I belong — shall have won the election, the Fairground Road would be paved,” the lawmaker reminded the gathering.“Those who did not, believe me, argued that it was impossible to accomplish this project,” Rep. Joe maintainedAccording to the lawmaker, he challenged the “odds and today we are all gathered here to break ground for the construction of the 1.5 kilometer Fairground Road with concrete through my instrumentality.”In his campaign promises, the lawmaker said he was going to establish a District Development Council which he says he has fulfilled.According to him, he promised to purchase a bus for students worth $US 85,000, which again he did.“I promised a micro-loan of LD$3m which disbursement is still pending,|” the lawmaker emphasized.He further said if the road is completed, it would put his campaign deliverables at 85%. “I hope to accomplish all my campaign deliverables within two years,” he said.In separate remarks, VP Howard Taylor and Speaker Bhofal Chambers commended the lawmaker for joining President George Weah’s promise to pave all feeder roads throughout the country.They also promised to help pave other roads in Grand Bassa County to provide easy access for the movement of people in the county.Public Works Minister Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan expressed appreciation to the lawmaker who is also the chairman of the House’s Committee on Public Works and Rural Development for the cooperation between the Ministry and his committee.Minister Nyenpan said the Fairground Road is 1.5 kilometers and it cost $US1.2 million.The Minister and the contractor agreed that the road would get completed within six months.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Second accident in two days at 102 Street and 100 Avenue

first_imgPhoto:  Fort St. John Fire Crews clean up the scene after another two vehicle accident at 102nd street and 100th avenue – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caFor the second time in two days, another accident happened in the intersection of 100th Avenue and 102nd Street in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -Again, the RCMP have not released any public information about either accident, but at least one person was taken to hospital because of this accident.Traffic was routed around the scene while crews helped the victims and clean-up from the two vehicle accident.  We will have more information when it becomes available.last_img read more

Prep teams set for title tilts today

first_imgTo get sweet No. 60, the top-seeded Highlanders (26-0-2) will have to stop Mater Dei (22-3-3), the No.2 seed. Game time at Downey Warren High School is 2 p.m. Mater Dei has escaped each of its last three games by one goal or less, needing penalty kicks to advance in the semifinals. Upland had a 1-0 nailbiter with Los Alamitos, but has out-scored the rest of its postseason opponents 12-1. Another interesting matchup is the boys basketball D2-A game between Norco and Corona Centennial at the Honda Center (12:30 p.m.). No. 9 seed Norco (20-10) and No. 10 Centennial (28-4) both finished tied atop the Mountain View League standings, but Norco won the tiebreaker and got the top spot. “Championship Saturday” isn’t just about the foursome of local girls basketball teams that will participate in three CIF-Southern Section championship games today. There’s also three area girls soccer teams and a boys basketball team vying for CIF titles. Most notably, the Upland girls soccer team – ranked No.1 in the nation both this year and last year – is going for its second consecutive D1 title. So far, anyone attempting to stop the Highlanders has had little success. An Upland victory today would give the team its 60th consecutive game without a loss – an unprecedented number for the area. center_img Therefore, the CIF couldn’t seed Centennial any higher than Norco – accounting for Centennial’s positioning. But Centennial is an outstanding team, having beaten Upland, Etiwanda and Colony on three straight days in December to win the Inland Empire Classic. Norco lost to Centennial by 32 points in the first meeting, but the Cougars won 56-54 on Feb. 7. Now, the Mountain View League will hold its rubber match in an 18,000-seat arena. Two other area teams will face No. 1 seeds tonight in their quests for a championship. The D6 matchup has Ontario Christian facing No. 1 seed Lancaster Desert Christian at Downey High School (6p.m.). OCHS – fresh off a CIF championship in boys basketball – finished second in the Christian League but sliced through the playoff bracket until an overtime game in the semifinals. The Knights opened their first three games by out-scoring opponents 13-5, but then edged Woodcrest Christian 5-4 to reach the finals. Scoring hasn’t been a problem for OCHS, which has tallied one of the highest goal totals of any playoff team among the six brackets. The Redlands East Valley girls soccer team, which won the Citrus Belt League, battles top-seeded Temecula Valley at 8 p.m. The game will be held at Warren HS. REV’s road to the finals started easy, out-scoring opponents 12-2 in the first two rounds. But the quarterfinals and semifinals brought two 1-0 victories, including an overtime win against Murrieta Valley. In the semis, REV dispatched No. 2 seed Hart 1-0. 160Want 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

UPDATED: Police incident occurs in Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Police are on scene at 103rd Avenue west of 100th street near the RBC bank.Police appeared to be towing a earlier model Chevy Suburban.According to Sgt. Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP, the vehicle is of interest in an on-going investigation, but could not comment further.- Advertisement –last_img

Can Musharraf claim his victory?

first_imgOpposition parties that snubbed the vote claimed it was undemocratic and unconstitutional for the U.S.-backed general, who seized power in a 1999 coup, to run while still army chief. The Supreme Court is weighing that argument before permitting the release of official results, though analysts question whether it would dare deny him victory and potentially throw the country into chaos. In total, Musharraf won 671 votes, while the retired judge who was his main rival received just eight. Six ballots were invalid, election officials said. In all, 1,170 federal and provincial lawmakers were eligible to vote. Musharraf dismissed criticism that the boycott had undermined the legitimacy of the election. “Democracy means majority, whether there is opposition or no opposition,” Musharraf, dressed casually in a gray jacket, told reporters on the lawn of his official residence. “A majority – a vast majority – have voted for me and therefore that result is the result.” Speculation persists that if Musharraf is blocked, he might declare martial law, and the army chief appeared annoyed when asked if he would step down as president if the Supreme Court ruled against him. “Let the decision come and then we will decide,” he said. Musharraf’s key international backer, the United States, gave an upbeat response on the conduct of the election, although the State Department stressed that the results were unofficial until the court verdict. “Pakistan is an important partner and ally to the United States and we congratulate them for today’s election. We look forward to the electoral commission’s announcement and to working with all of Pakistan’s leaders on important bilateral, regional and counterterrorism issues,” Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council, said in Washington. The ruling party celebrated Saturday’s vote with fireworks and said it looked forward to parliamentary elections due by January, but their enthusiasm was not shared by a public cynical of Pakistan’s elitist politics and the military’s long domination of the country. “We have a saying that `He who owns the stick, owns the buffalo,”‘ said Ijaz Shah, a grocer relaxing on the lawns in front of the federal Parliament. “If the government really had support, there would have been thousands of people here to cheer it.” Musharraf’s popularity has plummeted since a failed bid to oust the country’s top judge in March and is struggling to contain a surge in Islamic militancy. He has promised to give up his powerful army post if he wins the election and restore civilian rule. The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the official results can be declared only after it rules on complaints lodged by Musharraf’s opponents on his eligibility. Hearings on those petitions will resume on Oct. 17. Musharraf’s current presidential term expires Nov. 15. Although the court this year has issued rulings that have shaken Musharraf’s dominance, analysts doubted it would overturn the result. “It will be extremely difficult for the Supreme Court to undo what has been done today, although that possibility remains,” said Rasul Bakhsh Rais, professor of political science at Lahore University of Management Sciences. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PAKISTAN: Court will decide if president, who won Saturday’s vote, is eligible to keep his job. By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Gen. Pervez Musharraf won an overwhemingly majority in a presidential election boycotted by nearly the entire opposition Saturday, and attention shifted to Supreme Court deliberations on whether he can claim victory. last_img

Inter Milan make last ditch attempt to hijack Argentine star’s move to Chelsea

first_img1 Inter Milan will make a last-ditch attempt to land Ezequiel Lavezzi this month – to keep him out of the clutches of Chelsea.The 30-year-old forward has started just three Ligue 1 games for Paris Saint-Germain so far this season and is out of contract in the summer.The Argentinean is set to leave the club on a free and, as talkSPORT told you this week, it has been reported that the striker’s agent has held talks with Chelsea regarding a deal.But now sources in Italy have revealed that Inter boss Roberto Mancini will make a late cash offer to sign Lavezzi this month, which would mean PSG don’t lose him for nothing at the end of the season.Inter also hope that the chance to rejoin Italian football will tempt Lavezzi to choose them over Chelsea.The striker had his best days during a five-year spell at Napoli, where he scored 38 goals and forged a devastating three-pronged frontline alongside Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik. Ezequiel Lavezzi last_img read more

Meetings 3/13

first_img 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! Here is a list of upcoming neighborhood council meetings: Mission Hills Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at San Jose Street Elementary School, 14028 Clymer St., Mission Hills. Commissioner Yolanda Fuentes, Los Angeles City Board of Public Works-Public Affairs Office, is the scheduled speaker. Call (818) 472-1017. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 768-8342. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Studio City Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Annex 1 at CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave. (enter Gate A), Studio City. A candidates forum, 7 p.m. March 22 in Annex 1 at CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave. (enter Gate A), Studio City. An election will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 29 in the auditorium foyer at Reed Middle School, 4525 Irvine Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 655-5400 or see www.scnc. West Valley-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council will hold elections from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at Lake Balboa Studios, 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 780-8240. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 20 at Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way (use back entrance), Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. March 21 in the auditorium at Beachy Avenue Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 896-5860. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. March 23 in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. West Hills Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. April 5 at the 911 Communication Center, 23001 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 719-8656 or see www.westhillsnc.org. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. April 5 at Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3511 or see www.chatsworthcouncil.org. Notices of neighborhood council meetings are published every Monday. Send information two weeks in advance, including time, date, location and a phone number. Fax to (818) 713-0058 or send e-mail to dnmetro@dailynews.com.last_img read more