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Pascua tells Lady Tamaraws: Don’t let this chance get away

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Lady Tamaraws have said several times throughout the second round that they want to get to the Final Four as either the first or second seed.Although the Lady Tamaraws waited until the final game of the eliminations, Ateneo’s loss to De La Salle meant that FEU had sole possession of the second seed, but head coach George Pascua and company did not mind waiting for that long.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 crownFEU finished the eliminations with a 10-4 record while the Lady Eagles, the team the Lady Tamaraws will face in the semifinals, settled for a 9-5 card.And with the added perk of needing just one game to dispose of Ateneo, Pascua warned his team to not take things lightly and immediately go for the jugular to prevent any potential mishaps. Far Eastern University’s mantra for the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament was to get a twice-to-beat advantage en route to a potential 30th title.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Urbiztondo stays grounded amid another ABL title shot “I told my players that even though we have the twice-to-beat advantage, they should never think that we have that perk,” said Pascua in Filipino during their last training before the Final Four match.“Every game should be a championship game for us, and this is a matchup of character. This is the semifinals, everybody already knows how everyone plays, so this will be a test of character for both teams.”Pascua added his team has the distinct advantage in terms of momentum after ending the eliminations on a four-game winning streak while the Lady Eagles got dropped on their last two games.The Lady Tamaraws’ chief said his team should never make the mistake of letting go of the chance they were put into and not let Ateneo get any semblance of confidence in their Final Four matchup.“I told my players to not let go of this opportunity that was given to us because Ateneo is not that strong compared to its previous teams before,” said Pascua of the Lady Eagles, who had a string of six years wherein they won at least 10 games.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

Croatia ends Russia’s run, advances to World Cup semifinals

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked nation in the tournament, were trying to make it to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since the Soviet Union team finished fourth at the 1966 tournament in England.Croatia hadn’t advanced this far at the World Cup since the 1998 World Cup, which was its first appearance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Croatia will next play England in the semifinals on Wednesday in Moscow. The English team defeated Sweden 2-0.Russia’s Denis Cheryshev scores his side’s opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)Russia defender Mario Fernandes scored the equalizing goal in extra time, but then sent his penalty wide of the net in the shootout. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Croatia defender Domagoj Vida also scored in extra time with a header in the 101st minute.Denis Cheryshev gave Russia the lead with a shot into the upper corner in the 31st minute and Croatia equalized with Andrej Kramaric’s header near halftime.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Croatia’s Luka Modric, left, celebrates after he scores the penalty shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)SOCHI, Russia — Croatia ended Russia’s surprising World Cup run with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory in the quarterfinals on Saturday.Ivan Rakitic scored the deciding penalty after a 2-2 draw.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 England advances to World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden 2-0 View commentslast_img read more

Doncic leads Mavericks over shorthanded Warriors

first_imgUP NEXTWarriors: Finish their three-game Texas trip Sunday at San Antonio.Mavericks: At Memphis on Monday, the Mavericks’ only road game in a five-game stretch. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The 19-year-old from Slovenia arrived in the NBA having led Real Madrid to the 2018 Euro League title. On Saturday, he hit a 10-footer in the lane with 1:10 left to put Dallas up 109-108, then sealed the game with two free throws with seven seconds remaining.“I’ve been doing this when I was in Madrid, too,” Doncic said. “I love the last-minute shot. (But) of course it’s different. It’s the NBA. It’s the best league in the world.”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 ChrissGolden State played without injured starters Stephen Curry and Draymond Green and lost for the fourth time in six games. The Warriors dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season, and Saturday they led by eight points in the second half before the Mavs rallied.Kevin Durant scored 32 points, but only three in the fourth quarter on 1-for-7 shooting. Klay Thompson added 22 for the two-time defending NBA champions. Durant missed two shots and Thompson one in the final minute, all of which could have either tied the game or put Golden State ahead. LATEST STORIES Butler hits game winner in OT, 76ers survive Hornets, Walker’s 60 “You don’t set NBA records being frustrated,” Thompson said. “I’m not going to go over here and dwell on missing a couple of shots, missing a game-tying shot this early in the season.”Harrison Barnes had 23 points for the Mavericks, who have won four in a row. It was just the second time Dallas has beaten Golden State in their past 19 meetings, the other coming on Dec. 30, 2015 — one of only nine games the Warriors lost that regular season.An 8-0 Mavs run early in the fourth quarter, capped by Dwight Powell’s three-point play, gave Dallas its first lead since early in the third quarter, 93-92, with 9:18 to play. After Golden State surged ahead again, the Mavericks hung tough and Dorian Finney-Smith’s fast-break layup put Dallas back up 107-106 with 1:45 remaining.“Our guys worked incredibly hard to wear on them throughout the game and we made their shots a little more difficult,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “When you work as hard as we did, you get luck to go your way.”In addition to missing Curry (left groin strain) and Green (right toe sprain) in the midst of this rough stretch, the Warriors are still trying to repair the bad feelings caused by Green’s dust-up Monday night with Durant and subsequent suspension.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “Just trying to move forward,” Durant said. “Are we going to talk about this the whole year? We just want to play ball. I know that’s all I want to do.”COULDA COST THEMDallas, a 76 percent free throw-shooting team for the season, struggled in going 22 of 34 at the line, though Doncic came through when it mattered most. Dennis Smith Jr. was 2 for 7, and Barnes was an uncharacteristic 7 for 11.“I love that we are getting to the line, to put a positive bent on it,” Carlisle said.REPLACEMENTS COME THROUGHThe Warriors got valuable contributions from reserves Quinn Cook and Damion Lee, the latter playing on a two-way contract. Cook scored 15 points and Lee a season-high 13.Lee had 11 first-half points, the same amount he had scored in 24 minutes of action all season prior to Saturday. He had eight points in a 22-11 second-quarter run that gave Golden State a 44-37 lead.TIP-INSWarriors: Durant and coach Steve Kerr received technical fouls for protesting when Durant was called for traveling after being bumped in a Mavericks double-team with 1:01 left in the first quarter. Barnes’ ensuing free throws gave Dallas its biggest lead, 26-18. … Kerr said Green would “almost for sure” miss the team’s game Sunday at San Antonio and then be re-evaluated before the Warriors host Oklahoma City on Wednesday. … Curry said he was hopeful he would return to action later this month as he continues his rehab.Mavericks: Wesley Matthews missed his second game in the past three with a left hamstring strain. He played 20 minutes Wednesday against the Jazz. … Smith, a 2018 Slam Dunk Contest finalist, had an embarrassing moment in the first quarter when he missed an uncontested breakaway attempt. He went up two-handed and slammed it hard off the back rim. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry, left, and Kevin Durant look on from the bench as the Warriors play the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 112-109. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)DALLAS — Luka Doncic gave the Dallas Mavericks a glimpse of an exciting future — and extended a bad week for the Golden State Warriors.The rookie scored 24 points, including a short jumper that put Dallas in front for good, and the Mavericks beat the Warriors 112-109 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘It’s not just the Spurs lads’ – Eric Dier praises two strengths of England team

first_img1 Eric Dier has praised the attitude in the England squad, following their win over Germany on Saturday evening.The Tottenham midfielder scored the winning goal against Joachim Low’s side, crashing in a header in second half injury time.Dier’s strike was the final moment of an excellent turnaround by the Three Lions, having fought back to win 3-2 after being two goals down.Roy Hodgson’s side looked dead and buried when Mario Gomez scored Germany’s second goal, but Harry Kane started the comeback, before Jamie Vardy pulled the game level.Even at 2-2, England were going all out for the win, and Dele Alli should have secured the victory moments before Dier’s header ended up in the back of the net.The Three Lions showed character which has not been associated with them recently, and Dier has praised the ‘aggression and optimism’ that his teammates showed.The 22-year-old said: “I feel comfortable in the team, but it’s not just down to the Tottenham players. Obviously that helps, but all the boys make everyone feel very comfortable and it’s a young team in general with lots of energy and optimism.“It’s not just the Spurs lads, there’s a lot of lads in there who play with the same aggression and optimism we do.“It’s always better to win than to lose and that’s always more optimistic, but we have to keep our feet grounded.”Dier’s winning goal was even more special as it was his first goal for the Three Lions, and he admitted that scoring was one of the best feelings he has ever had in football.“That is one of the best feelings I’ve felt in football so far,” the holding midfielder added.“It was amazing. To be able to score for England is great, let alone here in Germany.“It was fantastic. And to do it with all my mates from Spurs was even better.” Eric Dier celebrates after scoring for England last_img read more

How well do you remember Gareth Southgate’s first England team?

first_img Southgate’s young and vibrant team are hungry and desperate to make amends for years of hurt. Gareth Southgate celebrates the victory over Sweden For the first time since 1990, England are in the semi-finals of the World Cup and will face Croatia on Wednesday at 7pm (a game you can hear live on talkSPORT).Although it is difficult to remember what life was like before ‘Three Lions’ was in the charts, there was constant sunshine or people just solely lived off barbecue food, it is amazing to think just how far the 47-year-old has taken the Three Lions.Appointed on an initial interim basis in October 2016, the former Middlesbrough boss was seen as an ‘FA yes man’ who had only ever taken Boro down to the Championship.However, his tactical insight and measured approach has taken England to the brink of an historic World Cup Final – their first since the heroes of 1966.But just how did the journey start? Here talkSPORT.com looks back at Gareth Southgate’s first game in charge of England back in October 2016. Gareth Southgate watches on as Dele Alli takes control 4 Football has well and truly gripped the nation once again, and there is one man to thank for it all.Gareth Southgate, the well-mannered and sharply-dressed England boss, is on a one-man mission to bring football home. After Sam Allardyce was sacked as England boss, Southgate was charged with taking the Three Lions through their European World Cup qualifying group.Facing a side that was ranked 176th by FIFA at the time, the Maltese opposition were only interested really in damage limitation.After being dumped out of Euro 2016 by Iceland, English fans were not exactly desperate to cram into Wembley either – so the game was a bit of a no-contest.Goals from Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli sealed all three points for England in a 2-0 win. Check out the starting XI from the team that day below! Southgate wearing the waistcoat long before everyone else thought it was cool. It’s fair to say the progression under Southgate has been nothing short of incredible.Adopting a rather predictable 4-2-3-1 formation, the Three Lions were cumbersome on the ball and easy to play against.Joe Hart and Wayne Rooney (captain on the day) were still permanent fixtures in the squad, while Jesse Lingard made his international debut on the wing.Fast forward to July 2018 and just look at how far we have come. 4 4 4 The starting XI who beat Sweden 2-0 in Saturday’s quarter-final emphasises a complete turnaround, not just in personnel, but also in philosophy.With several stars still keeping their places and Harry Kane now captaining the side, there is a solid spine throughout the squad.Added to that, the emergence of the likes of Jordan Pickford, Harry Maguire and Kieran Trippier has meant Southgate has rejuvenated Englsih football.And he may just potentially be about to bring it home.last_img read more

LIFFORD BEDS CLOSURE: ‘EXPLAIN YOURSELF TO THE PEOPLE’ MEP TELLS HEALTH MINISTER

first_imgMEP Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher today challenged Health Minister James Reilly to explain to the people of Lifford why he wants to close beds there.“The Minister for Health should come to Lifford and talk to the people himself,” said Mr Gallagher today.“The proposal which has been endorsed by the Minister is simply not good enough. The 12-week consultation period is much too short to give an opportunity to all stakeholders to engage with a view to having the proposal reversed. “Lifford hospital is home to many patients including one who has been there in excess of 25 years.”The MEP claimed the Minister is believed to have given assurances, both as Spokesperson and Minister, that it would remain open.Mr Gallagher went on: “When such proposals were floated during Fianna Fáil’s term in Government both myself and former TD Mary Coughlan, met with the former Minister and HSE personnel, where we made a strong case for Lifford’s retention while the other parties in opposition were in favour of its retention but have now done a complete u-turn when elected to Government.“Lifford hospital, by and large, complies with all HIQA standards up to 2015 therefore the Minister should at least give a reprieve until then and in the meantime allow all other options to be considered, including an investment by the HSE to upgrade the hospital to comply with post-2015 HIQA standards as well as an increase in its capacity which would reduce unit costs. “The Minister should travel to Lifford to meet the community and establish for himself at first hand, the strength of feeling in the community and as well meet with the Friends of Lifford Hospital, all public representatives, local and national and all effected groups. As a TD / MEP who has served the county for over 30 years I will be more than happy to be part of that deputation.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyLIFFORD BEDS CLOSURE: ‘EXPLAIN YOURSELF TO THE PEOPLE’ MEP TELLS HEALTH MINISTER was last modified: February 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:lifford hospital closurepat the cope gallPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY MAN ‘SCOOTS’ TO AMERICA WITH A RARE MEMORY OF HIS LATE FRIEND

first_imgA Letterkenny man has restored his late friend’s scooter and is to take it to America with him when he emigrates.Well-known Letterkenny man Gary Doyle was just 29 when he fell to death from a balcony in Dublin in 2005.He was a scooter enthusiast who left a number of scooters behind him when he died suddenly. His friend Karl Campbell was given one of Gary’s rusted scooters – a Lambretta Jet 200.Karl spent many hours renovating the scooter in memory of Gary and it is now worth an estimated €7,000.Karl, who is now moving to New York with American wife Krista, plans to draw a picture of Gary or paint his name on the side of the machine.Karl said he wants to have a memory of Gary whom he described as a close friend who is missed every day.  LETTERKENNY MAN ‘SCOOTS’ TO AMERICA WITH A RARE MEMORY OF HIS LATE FRIEND was last modified: July 27th, 2012 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

Child molest limits urged

first_img “I’m pleased to be able to help launch this campaign. It also saddens me that the people of California have to make difficult decisions for the Legislature. They don’t have time to act on a law that protects our children,” Visco said. The Runners introduced legislative versions of Jessica’s Law in August, but no action was taken on them by the Legislature, George Runner said. So far, the campaign has pledges totaling $1 million, including $450,000 that has already been collected. About $1.5 million is needed. A campaign fundraiser will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery. “It will be an opportunity for families to get involved,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster. “Families can bring in petitions and contributions of any size to donate to Jessica’s Law.” The monitoring devices will use Global Positioning Satellite technology. Having such devices strapped to convicted sex offenders will “change their behavior” and result in fewer victims, George Runner said. In the Antelope Valley, there are 450 sex offenders who are registered, 28 of whom authorities currently can’t locate. In Los Angeles County, authorities can’t locate 5,600 of the 16,200 sex offenders, George Runner said. “We don’t know where they are or they could be right across the street here. They could be anywhere,” George Runner said. “Having them attached to GPS will help with that problem.” Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The measure would also stiffen punishments for sex offenders, increase parole periods and toughen punishments for anyone convicted of using “date rape drugs” or the Internet to lure children into sex crimes or pornography. It also would require them to live no closer than 2,000 feet from schools and parks. Under the measure, the sentence for committing a lewd act on a child would be 15 years to life, and sentences for each offense would run consecutively, not concurrently. Now, persons convicted of child molestation can receive sentences as short as five years, George Runner said. The Runners are the sponsors of the initiative and kicked off a signature drive last week with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to place the measure on next year’s ballot. The initiative needs 373,816 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. Lancaster businessman Frank Visco presented the Runners with a $50,000 contribution and pledged another $50,000 during the campaign. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weekcenter_img PALMDALE – Husband-and-wife state legislators George and Sharon Runner stood outside a school Wednesday to campaign for an initiative that would stiffen punishment for convicted sex offenders. Nine sex offenders convicted of lewd acts with children are registered within a quarter-mile of Yucca School on 2nd Street East, the Runners said. “Children walk to and from school every day. This should be a safe area for children,” said state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster. “Sex offenders convicted of a lewd act can live next door to the school after being released.” The measure – called Jessica’s Law after a package of similar laws being pursued around the nation following a case in Florida – would require all paroled and newly registered sex offenders to wear an electronic tracking device for life. last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: 1,000 CHILDREN AT THE FINN VALLEY FESTIVAL OF ATHLETICS

first_img       PICTURE SPECIAL: 1,000 CHILDREN AT THE FINN VALLEY FESTIVAL OF ATHLETICS was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Festival of SportFinn Valley ACpicture special The sun came out and with it a record response in excess of 500 bringing the 2 day Finn Valley festival of school athletics to just under the 1,000 participants – the event builds and builds and with excellent organisation it is indeed most encouraging.Meet Director Patsy Mc Gonagle expressed his thanks to the many officials, teachers and schools and indeed the enthusiastic response of the children as they engaged in long and high jump ,turbo javelin,wheelchair,shot,sprint and midddle distance plus relays.It all went along at a cracking pace with a return to the same venue next Wednesday for finals an 11 am start. last_img read more

How wildlife crime sleuths solved one of California’s most baffling poaching cases

first_imgClick here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.When a gun kills a bird, it leaves few clues that link a weapon to the crime.“A rifle bullet rips right through and is long gone,” said wildlife forensic expert Ken Goddard.But careful detective work by a team of state game wardens and Goddard’s team linked the deaths of 159 birds to a Lassen County ranch owner, leading to his conviction in April for one of the most baffling poaching cases in state history. Author …last_img