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Saddled with foul trouble, Rice had no doubt TNT locals could get job done

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed There was no hint of anxiousness in Rice despite being limited to a spectator on the bench due to foul trouble with Ginebra primed for one last run.Rice’s cool demeanor isn’t because of complacency, but rather of confidence that his teammates will get the job done.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I wasn’t really worried because I believe in the guys and I know they could take it from there,” Rice told reporters after TNT overcame his foul woes and Ginebra’s repeated rallies for a 103-96 win at Batangas City Coliseum Wednesday night.“Of course, you don’t wanna be on the bench but I wasn’t that nervous at all. We got a lot of great players so I wasn’t really that worried at all.” In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide “My teammates did a great job of lifting us up. And when I came in the fourth, we were already winning, so it made our job a lot easier.”There were a few questionable calls, but Rice said his fouls were due to his aggressiveness right from the opening tip.“I think our energy was better. We were scrambling a little more, we were a little feisty that’s why a couple of us got into foul trouble. Our energy was so high that we almost played a lttle too hard but not that smart. But it ended up good for us,” he said.The KaTropa redeemed themselves after suffering a 121-94 rout in Game 1, but after a gutsy win in Game 2, they’re confident that they can make it back-to-back.“We know what we gonna do to beat this team. We gotta play hard, we gotta have the same energy and effort that we had tonight. And I think we’ll be successful if we do that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arellano keeps Final Four hunt alive, routs St. Benilde It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson True enough, the locals stepped up in the absence of Rice, who missed the entire third quarter after being called for his fourth foul with still three minutes left in the first half.Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy carried much of the scoring load in the third period. The star guard fired 11 of his 20 points in the third alone.“I think it backfired-putting Glen into foul trouble early because the locals played well together which gave Rice the whole third to rest. He came out fresh in the fourth,” said TNT coach Nash Racela.The 26-year-old Rice was rejuvenated at the start of the fourth quarter. He made up for lost time and scored 12 of his team-high 21 points in the first seven minutes of the final frame until he committed his fifth foul.“I didn’t play in the third so I had the opportunity to come out there a little fresher. Like it or not, I got into foul trouble so early in the game. But it was what it was,” said Rice, who was selected late in the second round by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2013 NBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESGlen Rice Jr. bobbed his head and bust out some dance moves as loudspeakers blared hip-hop music throughout the arena during a timeout late in the fourth quarter.Rice had just picked up his fifth foul at the 4:58 mark of the fourth quarter with TNT protecting a 95-83 lead against a Barangay Ginebra team capable of coming back instantly in a game the KaTropa couldn’t afford to lose.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Historic night

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES For Etheridge, the win adds another highlight to what is starting to be a great year for him. Struggling to find a club in England four years ago, he actually thought about quitting the sport altogether.It’s a part of his career that is rarely mentioned these days, but is equally significant in his remarkable rise from the depths to one of the finest goalkeepers in the English Championship, while playing for Cardiff City, which is on track for promotion to the English Premier League.“It’s crazy thinking about it,” said the 28-year-old Etheridge on the toughest spell of his career. “Those kinds of experiences help me become the player that I am now.”Cardiff City needs four more victories and a draw from their last nine matches to clinch promotion—but even that would take a back seat to the Azkals’ accomplishment Tuesday night.“We want to make history for Philippine football again,” Etheridge said before the match.With another show of grit, the Azkals accomplished that goal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was a night that will live long in the memory for Philippine football.ADVERTISEMENT Etheridge was part of the national team that triggered the sport’s renaissance eight years ago with a victory in Hanoi, Vietnam. But the sport lost grip of support and following over the past few years and the Azkals collectively knew that they needed this milestone to somehow regain their place in the country’s sporting landscape.“That was the Azkals that I knew and have known for,” said Etheridge. “Never give up. It doesn’t matter. It’s amazing. I just want to thank everyone who came here today.”It wasn’t just the result, but the way the Azkals hammered it out. Their shoulders dropped when Kevin Ingreso conceded the penalty that was duly converted by Nazarov Akhtam in the 64th minute.But Ingreso, who has quietly solidified his role as the Azkals’ top choice defensive midfielder, atoned for the mistake with the equalizer 10 minutes later, before Phil Younghusband sealed victory from the penalty spot in injury time as the Azkals celebrated their first appearance in the continental showpiece event, where they will be up against football giants like Korea, Japan, Iran and Australia.“I can’t even describe the emotion,” said Younghusband. “I don’t even care about goal No. 50; I’m just so happy we made it to the Asian Cup. There’s always doubts when we conceded. But we stepped up our game.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism With Balkman ban lifted, can SMB reunion happen? Nearly down and out before a packed Rizal Memorial Stadium grandstand, the Azkals summoned their trademark never-say-die spirit to pull off the biggest achievement in history of the sport in the country.The Azkals fought back from a goal down in the second half to subdue Tajikistan, 2-1, Tuesday night to secure qualification to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup for the first time.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 crownAll those years of frustration and heartbreak turned to jubilation on one magical night on the turf, where the Azkals produced a performance for the ages. Players hugged as they were reduced to tears at the final whistle.“Today we showed our character,” goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, fighting back tears, told the Inquirer. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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George Gamble takes second Roubaix Cup race

first_imgJust behind Haugan was Darren Guliov as he finished in 1:41:33. Defending Roubaix Cup champion Pat Ferris finished the race in fourth place as he clocked in at 1:43:14. Fifth went to Davide Loro in 1:45:38.Sixth was Kevin Shaw as he crossed the line in 1:45:42, Gary Hilderman was seventh in 1:46:20, eighth went to Roger St. Jean at 1:49:50, and ninth was Dan Webster in 2:03:53.Sunday is the final race of the series at Baldonnel School at 2 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

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Pimm regains post as parliamentary secretary

first_imgIt appears to be business as usual for Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm.In the past week, Pimm went from being a short-term independent MLA to being back in the Liberal caucus and has confirmed he regained his position as a parliamentary secretary for the Energy Minister.Pimm had resigned from the Liberals and from his parliamentary secretary post after his arrest at the end of June for a domestic dispute involving his wife, Jody.- Advertisement -Last Wednesday, the special prosecutor decided not to press charges. Pimm was voted back into the Liberal caucus later that evening and has been given back his post as a parliamentary secretary.He says he’s not proud of what happened back on June 26, but that it could have happened to anyone and he hopes to move forward.last_img read more

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Brazil World Cup boost as Neymar to return in “two, three weeks”

first_imgEmery was speaking in Bordeaux where PSG, shorn of their biggest star, face Monaco on Saturday in the French League Cup final.“We spoke about the final,” Emery said. “He’s going to follow the game.”Neymar, who is crucial to Brazil’s hopes at the World Cup which starts in Russia on June 14, was hurt on February 25 against Marseille and returned to Brazil for treatment.He missed the second-leg defeat to Real Madrid on March 6, which eliminated PSG from the Champions League.Brazil’s national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, performed surgery on March 3 and then estimated that Neymar would be out for “two-and-a-half to three months.”That time frame would have meant Neymar’s PSG season was over. But for the striker, who was injured during the last World Cup and missed Brazil’s traumatic 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany, the objective was to be fully fit for this year’s competition.PSG and the Brazilian football federation plan to assess Neymar’s health again in mid-April.PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi visited Neymar’s bedside in Brazil in mid-March, partly to quash rumours that the star would be leaving Paris a year after his high-profile arrival for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) last summer.“The doctors aren’t yet in a position to say exactly when he will return,” Al-Khelaifi said at the time.On Friday, Monaco defender Kamil Glik told a press conference that PSG will miss Neymar “but that doesn’t change much for us.”“There are other top-quality players,” Glik said. “We know what we have to do to win this trophy.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar returned to Brazil to be treated by Rodrigo Lasmar. © AFP/File / NELSON ALMEIDABORDEAUX, France, Mar 30 – Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, who is convalescing in Brazil after surgery on his injured right foot, will be back “in two to three weeks,” the club’s coach Unai Emery said on Friday.“I spoke with him this week, he’s good, relaxed,” Emery said.last_img read more

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$47,100 bid wins role in Ferrell film

first_imgA role as an extra in Will Ferrell’s new movie sold in an online charity auction for $47,100. The money will go to the Cancer for College foundation run by Craig Pollard, who was a fraternity brother of Ferrell at the University of Southern California. The high bidder is a man from Dallas who asked to remain anonymous, but said he bid on the role for his 10-year-old son. Ferrell came up with the idea to auction off a nonspeaking part as an extra in his new movie, “Step Brothers.” “We are overwhelmed with the response and generosity to the auction,” Ferrell said. “This money will help so many young people with their dreams of attending college.” The winner is scheduled to meet Ferrell on Friday at the 14th annual Cancer for College golf tournament dinner at Temecula Creek Inn, then join the actor on the movie set next month. Pollard, a two-time survivor of Hodgkin’s disease, started Cancer for College to provide college scholarships to current and former cancer patients. The charity has awarded $200,000 to 50 cancer survivors since 1993. 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

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Dan Uetrecht, July 9

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Things are looking really good. The corn just keeps going. It has had the rain, the sun and the heat. We have been hot but it is just starting to pollinate. We’ve had some cooler nights and we’ve had enough rain that it is keeping those silks moist. It started tasseling right around the Fourth of July. Most everybody’s corn around here was tasseling when we were out running wheat. The silks are out and I think it could be an early harvest. I was talking to an older farmer and he said he hasn’t seen a year like this where everything is so far ahead. Normally an early harvest is not a good sign but everything is growing so fast. This is abnormal but good.The early beans did fine with all of the rain we’d gotten. Some of the smaller beans had some light green pockets but now they have grown out of it. We have a good crop growing right now.The wheat was what I thought it would be: average. Our first wheat was on some high ground and it went over 80 and I was really tickled. But as we got back closer to the home farm on better soil, lower low ground and later planted wheat, we went into the 60s. We had a 20-bushel difference based on that different planting date and high ground versus low ground. The last planted wheat around the 22nd of October didn’t tiller out well and we didn’t have the population we needed to get 100-bushel wheat.We got the double-crops in. They had great moisture and heat. They were up in five days and they look really nice.We are going to start spreading compost and lime on our last 40 acres of wheat ground. We’ll work that in and plant our cover crop. We’ll put in crimson clover, radishes and rye. It is beautiful and it gives those cover crops time to grow. We’ll have radishes that look like baseball bats by winter. We’re going to bale our second cutting hay this afternoon and it looks like we’ll have that up with no rain on it.With the rain and good growing conditions we have fought weeds. We have some grass and broadleaves coming that we’ll have to touch up. I think I’ll go ahead and put a foliar down with that and then we’ll be done spraying other than the double-crops.We are really not seeing much disease in the beans and the next thing I need to do is walk some corn fields. It is getting to be the time to think about fungicides on that. We have good subsoil moisture and if we can get another couple good rains this corn will be made.last_img read more

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HC dismisses former CMs’ plea

first_imgThe Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday dismissed the pleas of former Chief Ministers Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Vijay Bahuguna seeking review of its order to the State government to recover market-rate rents from them for overstaying in their official bungalows. ‘Devoid of merit’A Bench of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice R.C. Khulbe turned down their pleas, saying they are devoid of merit and not legally sustainable. “The time taken in the review proceedings will not affect the duration of six months from the date of the order (May 3, 2019) within which the respondents were directed to pay rent dues as per market rate,” said Kartikeya Hari Gupta, the counsel for a Dehradun-based NGO, which had moved the court for recovery of rents from the former CMs. Both former Chief Ministers had argued before the court that before computing the rent dues, they should have been heard by the State. Countering their argument, Mr. Gupta told the court that this ground was completely false and baseless as their counsel were not only heard but specifically asked during the arguments if they wanted to reply on the computation of rent.last_img read more

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PBA: San Miguel ousts TNT, sets semis showdown with Phoenix

first_imgTerrence Romeo scored 11, again coming from the bench, while the usual suspects in Alex Cabagnot Chris Ross, Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos left their prints on the rebound and assist columns.Fajardo added 14 boards to his name after getting banged up in Game 2.TNT drew 16 points from RR Pogoy and three more double-digit performances from Jayson Castro, Brian Heruela, and Yousef Taha.Unable to summon the form that pushed the Beermen to the limit in their past two meetings, the KaTropa couldn’t do anything but watch the lead pile up. They trailed by as many as 26 in the game.But even after the emphatic victory, Austria stressed that the heaving a sigh of relief could wait.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The league’s five-time Most Valuable Player paced the Beermen with 32 points while the sophomore forward tossed in 17 more in a highly efficient performance. Fajardo was perfect from the field, making all of his 11 attempts, while Standhardinger made eight of his total nine tries.“There’s only one thing that we all saw from this game. Defense,” coach Leo Austria told reporters. “They were all self-motivated … They knew what to do. You could see it in their faces, their eyes that they wanted to win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe rest of San Miguel’s cast made their presence felt on defense, clamping down KaTropa to just 27 points at the halfway point before cruising to the victory and forging a semifinal date with top-ranked Phoenix Pulse.“This is one of the few times we had a good start. That’s one thing we’ve been telling the team—that whenever we have a good start, everything will be fine, we sail smoothly going into the fourth quarter,” Austria said. MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel’s prolific pair June Mar Fajardo and Christian Standhardinger made light work of the TNT’s defense all game long to push the Beermen to a 96-86 decision over KaTropa for the first of the final two semifinal spots at stake in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP men’s volleyball: Ateneo eliminates UST from Final 4 race, Adamson dumps UE Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIEScenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Phoenix is not No. 1 for nothing,” he said of his upcoming assignment who they face this Friday. “They really are contenders.”“I just hope that whatever motivations we’ve had to day, we’re able to carry over into that game,” he added.The scores:San Miguel 96 – Fajardo 32, Standhardinger 17, Romeo 11, Cabagnot 8, Ross 8, Santos 7, Lassiter 6, Tubid 5, Rosser 2, Pessumal 0, Zamar 0.TNT 86 – Pogoy 16, Heruela 10, Castro 10, Taha 10, Rosario 10, Williams 9, Bono 6, Reyes 5, A. Semerad 4, Trollano 2, Washington 2, Casino 2, Carey 0, D. Semerad 0.Quarters: 25-10, 53-27, 77-55, 96-86.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Sylvester Stallone was wowed by Sultans story: Ali

first_imgBy Justin RaoPanaji, Nov 25 (PTI) Director Ali Abbas Zafar says he had narrated the idea of “Sultan” to Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone, who was bowled over by it.The Salman Khan starrer romantic-sports-drama released this year on Eid and went on to become a huge blockbuster, apart from garnering critical acclaim.Ali says he had a brief interaction with the “Rocky” star in Los Angeles, where the actor said a story like “Sultan” can also be made for the American audience.”I met Stallone, while doing research and getting my martial arts team from LA. I met him for a brief interaction and he kind of heard the story. He said Wow, what a story. This could be a story which can easily be done in America. Because its about an underdog who has lost everything and is trying to get his self esteem back ” Ali told PTI.The film focuses on Sultan Ali Khan, a wrestling champion from Haryana whose successful career creates a rift in his personal life. The movie also starred Anushka Sharma.”Sultan” had its screening at the ongoing 47th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), where it was houseful.Ali says while it is a good feeling that his film was screened at the festival, it puts a certain pressure on him as now people will look upto him for quality work.”Yesterday, when I entered I thought not many people would be watching it because its already been in theatres and was on TV too. But the turn out was very good. Even international audience was there.advertisement”It feels special but it also unnerves you because more people know you now, they recognise your work. Next time you make something, they will be looking out for you. But its a good feeling.”The film was also screened recently at Busan film festival and the director says the reason why people, who do not belong to India, are connecting with the film is because of its universal theme.”If the stories have a universal appeal, they will travel. Satyajit Ray made films about Indian people. What the West related to was the honesty of the stories. Sultan has a universal story, about a man fighting within. That man can be anywhere in the world.”I believe the story travels everywhere irrespective of the language. There is a certain way we do films. It has got songs and a lot of other elements, but I think thats what West likes.” PTI JUR BKlast_img read more

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