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Baldwin, Eagles stay focused on ultimate goal despite first loss

first_imgMOST READ Tab Baldwin. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo coach Tab Baldwin shrugged off his team’s failed bid to sweep the elimination phase of the UAAP Season 80 following a loss to La Salle on Sunday. “We need to put that in perspective. It would have been nice to have, but that’s it — it would have been nice. We still have to win the title. So now we just have a different route to try and do what we really wanna do,” Baldwin said after the Blue Eagles dropped a 79-76 decision to suffer their first setback of the season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES As much as Baldwin credited La Salle for the way the defending champs performed in the crucial stretch, he couldn’t help but call out the officials for how they handled the game late.Isaac Go and Chibueze Ikeh were both saddled by foul trouble while Vince Tolentino fouled out with still 2:05 left to play, the same stretch when La Salle made its killer 10-0 run.“I thought we played really well. I thought we put ourselves in a great position to win the game, but again, La Salle was still there. They’re a great team. And again, the lineups that we had to put out there were different lineups that we played through most of the season, and they weren’t as effective and as efficient and they’re never going to be,” he said.“So you know, if we get into a situation in a huge environment like that, referees choose to put quality players on the bench with very, very soft calls, that’s what they get. They get a game of lesser quality than what the fans should get or what the TV audience should get. Fans in the audience should’ve seen Ikeh and George out on the floor more than they did today, and I think that’s a shame that they weren’t.”Moving on, Baldwin shifted his focus on the Tamaraws, whom the Blue Eagles should not take lightly.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “Things like sweeps and undefeated seasons are things you dream about, but you got to leave them behind pretty quick. Even if we win today, we got to leave it behind because the golden apple that we’re after is still in front of us.”Baldwin also said the loss did nothing to affect the psyche of his players heading into its Final Four date with Far Eastern University on Sunday.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“They’re fine and they understand. We talked about it before the game. We talked about it at halftime. In fact, at halftime, I told them the way we played in the first half, I hope we lose because we didn’t deserve the win the way we were playing,” said Baldwin, whose team committed 15 turnovers in the first half.“I think we solved that problem in the the third quarter. We rediscovered who we were but then again, in the fourth quarter, you got to give credit to La Salle’s energy, effort, defensive changes, and our foul trouble. We just could not overcome that.” Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “They’re really tough. We played them last year and they took the first game from us. I don’t have any doubts about our players’ mentality. We understand the importance of being ready for the next game and that’s not gonna change,” he said.“We’ve set that template, we’ve adhered to it all year long. We’re not gonna stray from that now. FEU is an outstanding basketball team and they’re absolutely worthy semifinalists and we’re gonna have a tough game with them.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ronaldo says he’s father of baby girl For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

Without Wall, Wizards end Thunder’s winning streak

first_imgView comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Paul George had 28 points for Oklahoma City, but zero in the fourth quarter. Carmelo Anthony scored 19, but he missed three shots in the final 30 seconds. Westbrook wound up with 10 assists, six rebounds and seven turnovers and made only 5 of 18 shots.Wall, picked for his fifth All-Star game last week, is second on the Wizards in scoring, averaging 19.4 points, and is second in the league with 9.3 assists per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn July, he agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension that starts next season.Tomas Satoransky started in Wall’s place and finished with four points and six assists, including alley-oop feeds to Beal in the first half and Markieff Morris in the second. Satoransky also blocked a shot by Westbrook in the third quarter, something Beal managed to do in the fourth. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Josh Huestis (34) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington. The Wizards won 102-96. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Beginning what could be a significant stretch without All-Star point guard John Wall, the Washington Wizards got 25 points from Otto Porter Jr., limited Russell Westbrook to 13 and stopped Oklahoma City’s eight-game win streak with a 102-96 victory over the Thunder on Tuesday night.Bradley Beal had 21 points and nine assists for Washington, which announced about 7 1/2 hours before tipoff that Wall will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Then, with 39.4 seconds remaining, Satoransky broke a 96-all tie with a pair of free throws after he was fouled by Josh Huestis, who had turned the ball over.On Oklahoma City’s next possession, Anthony shot an air ball, and Porter’s two foul shots made it a four-point lead for the Wizards.Neither team shot particularly well: The Wizards wound up making 38.2 percent of their field-goal attempts — they missed 13 consecutive 3-point tries in one stretch — and the Thunder were at 37.5 percent.Washington’s first five baskets came via five assists, each off a pass from a different player. And in the first quarter, which ended with the hosts ahead 30-25, the Wizards had 10 assists — credited to seven players — on their 11 field goals.At halftime, the Thunder were ahead 54-53, thanks to Jerami Grant’s 20-foot buzzer-beating jumper and 20 points from George on 7-for-11 shooting.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Thunder: Westbrook was whistled for a technical foul in the second quarter and a flagrant foul in the third, when he went for a block and instead sent an arm to the chin of Wizards C Marcin Gortat. Coach Billy Donovan and C Steven Adams also were assessed techs. … OKC leads the NBA in opponent turnovers at 16.5 per game. The Wizards had 12 Tuesday.Wizards: Entered the night 6-6 without Wall this season. … Porter went to the locker room with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter; it wasn’t immediately clear why. He returned to the game early in the fourth.DONOVAN ON BEALDonovan had this to say about Beal, who played for him in college at Florida: “I always say this about Brad: He’s got the ‘it’ factor. He’s had it (since) a young age. I only had him for one year. I think winning is a high priority for him. It’s really important for him.”UP NEXTThunder: At Denver on Thursday.Wizards: Host Toronto on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Argentina coach wants Messi fresh for World Cup Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Shooting for bonus

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Our target is really to try and make it to the Top 2, because that affords us an advantage going into the next round,” Garcia said as his team prepares to clash with TNT KaTropa on Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Garcia wants that playoff edge to assure Rain or Shine a trouble-free quarterfinals. The top two teams at the end of the elimination round will only need to beat their playoff foes in the first round once to advance. To get booted out, the top teams need to be beaten twice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“As of now, we’re playing good,” he said. “But if we want to make it far, we have to be consistent.”Before the break, Rain or Shine was riding on a five-game winning streak and is hoping to stretch that run against TNT, which is eyeing a fourth victory in seven games. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No Jones Cup stint for Gilas; SBP eyes pocket tourneys Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine has tabbed a playoff berth and has seven wins in eight games so far. Aside from fellow leader Phoenix Pulse, no other team in the PBA Philippine Cup has more than four wins.But that doesn’t mean coach Caloy Garcia and his Elasto Painters are taking a foot off the pedal.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In the other game, Barangay Ginebra battles an Alaska squad that is coming off a brutal 94-80 defeat to Phoenix on Friday night.In Cagayan de Oro City, Magnolia finally crashed into the win column after holding off Meralco, 92-86.The Hotshots, reigning Governors’ Cup champs, won for the first time in four games this conference while dragging the Bolts to a 2-5 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Masonic Craft Must Lead the New Liberia

first_imgAs the quest to succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf intensifies come 2017 presidential and general elections, ambitious aspirants are strategizing on how to galvanize support for victory.Some of the presidential hopefuls have begun firing up and solidifying their political support bases for the upcoming elections. One of the craftiest of these politicians is renowned Liberian businessman, Benoni Urey, who is now soliciting support among members of his fraternity, the Freemason or Masonic craft, a secret society that was established in the country during the 1800s.Mr. Urey said that the much anticipated new Liberia where there would be economic opportunities, social amenities for all, vibrant health and education sectors, justice, and infrastructural development, which he claimed the Unity Party led government has failed to deliver, must be brought to reality by a government led by a mason.Mr. Urey believes the dictates of that government would emanate from the Grand Masonic Temple, popularly known as “Up the Hill,” located on West Benson Street in Monrovia.Serving as an orator at the celebration of Saint John the Baptist Day on Wednesday in Monrovia, Mr. Urey, who is a strong ally of former President Charles Taylor, indicated that the Free Masons must produce the next president that will build a new Liberian. “We must build a new Liberia because there is a need to improve the Masonic craft and our country,” he said.The Feast Day was organized by 14 of the subordinate lodges of the Free Masons. Mr. Urey spoke on the theme, “The Role of the Free Mason in the New Liberia.”“The new government that is to succeed this government in 2018 must be led by a mason. Brethren, I want to let you know that the new Liberia that we all are striving to build for our people must be led by one of our kind,” Mr. Urey declared to a standing ovation of his fellow masons, who were all splendidly outfitted in the craft attires. He also noted that in the 2017 elections, members of the society will get involved to ensure that the right people are elected.Mr. Urey indicated that members of the Freemason society in Liberia have been silent for too long as they watch the country go in the wrong direction, but said it is now time for them to stand up and speak out.Their inability to speak against the ills in the society makes them equally as guilty as those who carried on vices against the state, Urey indicated.“We have a health sector that is so bad off that many of our people die on a daily basis while we are breeding a generation of people who lack the requisite education and the system is at its lowest level ever in the history of the country,” said Urey.“The new Liberia must have a God fearing man and the new leader must be his brothers’ keeper. He must be an upright man,” Urey said, indicating that those attributes clearly put masons at an advantage because their craft teaches them those noble principles.Mr. Urey, who himself is a District Deputy Grand Master for Margibi County, and past Master of the St. Paul Lodge #2 was unable to enumerate some of the successes of the Masonic Craft that have had any significant social, economic, political, developmental and cultural impacts on the Liberian and people.He however, reminded his colleagues of what he termed as the “significant roles that The Masonic craft has played in the governance and development of the state.” He disclosed that the secret society produced five of the countries past presidents including Joseph Jenkins Roberts, Charles D. B. King, Garrison W. Gibson, William B. Coleman and William R. Tolbert who were all Grand Master, when they became president.He indicated that masons have served and continue to serve in pivotal and most influential positions in the government including vice president, speaker, senate pro-tempore, chief justice, justices, ministers, etc.He also indicated that many of the conflicts that have engulfed the country have been resolved at the Masonic Temple in Monrovia, thereby making it a place of “peace and harmony.”Mr. Urey further urged his colleagues to ensure that they do all they can for their goal to take over the mantle of the country’s leadership is achieved come 2017.In remarks, the Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Masons, Anthony Deline, II, noted that Mr. Urey had spoken well and his brothers and sisters understood what he meant and would therefore act accordingly.A representative of the women also pledge their full support to the suggestion of their colleagues indicating that it means well for every one of them.Meanwhile, Mr. Urey has described the honoree, John the Baptist, as a just and upright man, adding that he was fearless, courageous, bold, sincere and magnanimous, urging his fellow masons to emulate those values.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Champions League final at Lido Wed.

first_imgThe Northern Strikers Soccer Club is inviting soccer fans to watch Wednesday’s Champions League final on the big screen at the Lido Theatre.The Pregame show starts at 10:30am, with the game set to start at 11:30 (PST).Tickets are $4 at the door – with all proceeds going to equipment for the Northern Strikers.- Advertisement –last_img


first_imgMan cut tags from items at Tesco in Letterkenny.A man who used a specialist wire cutters and a cuticle knife to cut security tags off items in a supermarket has been fined €300.Marian Ivan cut the tags off three items of cosmetics and put them into his pockets. Ivan, 47, was observed carrying out the scam by security guards at Tesco in Letterkenny.Ivan used cuticle knife to cut tags off cosmetics.Ivan was along with a woman who paid for some grocery items but Ivan did not pay for the  cosmetics he stole.Ivan was arrested by Gardai who arrived at the scene during the incident on July 25th last.The court heard that Ivan, of Fairleigh House, Kilmacrennan, is originally from Romania and came to Ireland to make a better life but is now planning to return to his homeland.Judge Paul Kelly fined Ivan €150 for theft and a further €150 for possession of certain articles.MAN USED CUTTING EQUIPMENT TO TAKE SECURITY TAGS OFF STOLEN GOODS was last modified: November 9th, 2015 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:cuticle knifedonegalletterkennyMarian Ivantagstescolast_img read more

‘£71m Kepa deal is a BIG risk for Chelsea’, warns former Blues goalkeeper

first_img“You talk about Alisson and £67m to Liverpool – at least he’s number one for Brazil.“He played at a massive club like Roma, fighting for league titles, playing in the Champions League and at the World Cup.“Whereas Kepa has limited experience – he only has one cap for Spain.“Yes, Chelsea do buy players for the future and often loan them out, but to bring in a player of this nature and for that sort of money, he is expected to play immediately.”Listen back to Mark Schwarzer on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast below… 3 3 Chelsea are poised to sign the 23-year-old glovesman from Athletic Bilbao after triggering his £71.6million buy-out clause on Wednesday morning.His arrival will pave the way for Thibaut Courtois to join Real Madrid in deal worth a reported £38million.Kepa is one of the most highly-rated young players in Spain and currently plays understudy to Manchester United’s David de Gea in his national ranks.But many have reacted with surprise to the news Chelsea will set a new world-record fee for a goalkeeper – just weeks after Liverpool were criticised for smashing the previous record by signing Brazil No.1 Alisson for £67m – for a youngster who has only made one international cap. 3 Kepa is No.2 to David de Gea in the Spain national team Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has warned the Blues they are taking a ‘BIG RISK’ by breaking their club transfer record to sign Spain No.2 Kepa Arrizabalaga. 23-year-old Kepa is set to become the world’s most expensive goalkeeper Kepa’s move to Chelsea will see Thibaut Courtois get his dream move to Real Madrid And Schwarzer has warned his former club they must be patient with their incoming signing, as it may take some time for him to settle in the Premier League.Speaking on Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Australian said: “Kepa is a huge talent.“He’s Spain’s number two and he looked a certainty to go to Real Madrid only in January. There’s huge expectation in Spain on this guy“Any transfer is a risk, however I think this is a big one.“You don’t know if he’s going to settle quickly.“You look at a lot of Spanish players who have come to England, it’s taken a bit of time, particularly with goalkeepers.“David de Gea is the most notable one, it took him 18 months to settle. “Every transfer is a risk but this is a BIG risk.”Former #CFC ‘keeper Mark Schwarzer has his say on Kepa Arrizabalaga with the Spaniard close to a £71m move to Stamford Bridge.— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) August 8, 2018last_img read more


first_imgNo wall is too big for Jarla!There was a time many years ago that Jarla Duffy got into trouble for scribbling on schoolyard walls.Now principals from across the county are queuing up to get him to add a bit of colour to their schools.The well-known Letterkenny-based cartoonist is once again planning to get his box of colours out to visit schools across the summer months. The man himselfWhat was once a dreary schoolyard wall can be transformed in a matter of hours to become a focal point for the entire school.Be it a certain member of the Donegal GAA team or an educational theme, Jarla has an eye for all the right caricatures.Jarla says he loves the feedback from teachers and pupils alike when he brings his own bit of colour to schools.“I might not have been the best pupil in the school in my own days but I really loved art and being able to express myself through art. “Now I love the reaction of pupils and teachers alike. It’s nice to be able to give something back and to hopefully make a school a nicer place for pupils to come each day,” he said.Jarla is already heavily booked for the summer months so schools planning to freshen up that dull corner of their school are advised to act fast.Jarla can be contacted at www.donegalcartoons.comAnother great example of Jarla’s work JARLA ENSURES WRITING IS ON THE WALL FOR SCHOOLS THIS SUMMER! was last modified: June 24th, 2013 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:Jarlamuralsschoolswww.donegalcartoons.comlast_img read more

Joy for Rosler as Bees beat Stoke

first_imgBrentford 1 Stoke City 0Charlie MacDonald’s goal gave Brentford a morale-boosting pre-season victory against Premier League Stoke.MacDonald pounced to score on 72 minutes after goalkeeper Asmir Begovic failed to hold Jake Reeves’ 30-yarder.But it was teenager Reeves who stole the show, producing an excellent performance in midfield to further enhance his growing reputation.Striker Kenwyne Jones missed a great chance to equalise for Tony Pulis’ side when he headed wide late on.“I’m delighted for my players. They showed guts, took the ball down and wanted to play,” Bees boss Uwe Rosler declared afterwards.“I know we can play against top opponents. We played against a very strong Stoke side that asked us a lot of questions and we answered them well.”last_img

Di Matteo: Newcastle star’s goal was ‘a strange shot’

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo appeared to suggest that Papiss Cisse did not mean the amazing strike that sealed Newcastle’s 2-0 win at Chelsea.Cisse hit the net with a great first-half opener and then registered his 13th goal in 12 matches for the Magpies with a long-range effort with the outside of his right boot.Chelsea boss Di Matteo told Sky: “I don’t think even he knew what he was doing. It was a strange shot and went in at the far post.”The Italian now turns his attention to Saturday’s FA Cup final against Liverpool at Wembley as the games come thick and fast for his team.“It’s demanding, but we have to pick ourselves up and go again. We’ve got a big game on Saturday,” he said.More reaction to follow.Click here for our Chelsea v Newcastle quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more