Mac Belo ready for new challenge at Blackwater

first_imgBlacwater Elite picks Mac Belo in the special draft. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMac Belo hopes to bring his championship pedigree from the amateur ranks to Blackwater in the PBA.The soft spoken forward from Far Eastern University headed Gilas Pilipinas pool players, who were distributed to all 12 teams to open the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft Sunday at Robinsons Place Manila.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH “Ibibigay ko lang yung best ko para manalo kami tsaka may mga veterans din naman sa team tapos may mga young guys sina Art (dela Cruz) so maganda din yung team namin,” Belo said.“Nandoon yung pressure pero ready naman akong i-accept yung challenge. Kung anong iharap sa aking challenge, ready naman ako,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentBelo won a UAAP championship in his final year with the Tamaraws before leading the Phoenix Accelerators to a couple of titles in the PBA D-League.As expected, Belo, one of the best young talents in the country today, went to the Elite, who had the first pick after finishing with the worst record the past season. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ We are youngcenter_img Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise View comments Point guard Jiovani Jalalon out of Arellano University was plucked by rebuilding Star, while lengthy forward Kevin Ferrer, a former University of Santo Tomas star, went to 2016 Governors’ Cup champion Barangay Ginebra.Alaska selected banger Carl Bryan Cruz , GlobalPort snagged sniper Von Pessumal, and forward Russel Escoto went to Mahindra.Meralco got Ed Daquioag, NLEX claimed Fonso Gotladera while Fil-Canadian shooter Matthew Wright reunited with coach Ariel Vanguardia in Phoenix.Wright and Vanguardia shared a championship in the Asean Basketball League as part of the KL Dragons.Rain or Shine bolstered its backcourt with the acquisition of slasher Mike Tolomia, San Miguel Beer nabbed former La Salle big man Arnold Van Opstal while TNT rounded out the special draft, nabbing Roger Pogoy./rgaADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA: No draft-day trades Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908last_img read more

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, June 7, 2019

first_imgConservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update Article published by John Cannon Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.Mongabay does not vet the news sources below, nor does the inclusion of a story on this list imply an endorsement of its content. Tropical forestsBrazil is on track for near-record-high deforestation in 2019 (The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald) …… While the country’s environmental protection agency is working on an operation to address the trend (Reuters).More than 2,000 people have been diagnosed with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Nature).The U.S. will once again accept wildlife trophies from Tanzania (All Africa).A lawyer has been recognized for taking on a palm oil company to protect forests in his native Liberia (Living on Earth).Aerosols are collecting over the Brazilian Amazon thanks to urban pollution in Manaus (Scienmag).Rainfall is vitally important to locking away carbon in the soils of temperate rainforests, researchers have found (Physics World).Other newsA scientist found a fossilized school of 259 fish in a dinosaur museum in Japan (The Atlantic).Trump’s rollback of automobile pollution standards could create a “nightmare scenario,” carmakers say (The New York Times).Meeting the Paris climate goals could prevent heat-related deaths in major cities, a study predicts (The New York Times).Climate change could cost large companies $1 trillion over the next five years (The New York Times).Research shows that fear tactics to engender concern for climate change could backfire (Pacific Standard).Scientists aren’t sure why gray whales are dying in alarming numbers off the West Coast of the U.S. (Los Angeles Times).Presidential candidate Joe Biden borrows from the progressive Green New Deal in his plan to address climate change (The Washington Post).Here’s a rundown of where all the current candidates for the Democratic nomination stand on climate change (The Washington Post).The U.K. expanded its “blue belt” of marine protected areas (The Guardian).Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg committed $500 million to halting the production of energy from coal and natural gas (The New York Times).Trees on Canada’s Vancouver Island, cut by illegal loggers, are another casualty of the opioid crisis (The Atlantic).Stable ringed seal populations in Alaska have led to a push to remove the species from protection under the Endangered Species Act in the U.S., but their success may belie an uncertain future in a warmer climate (Hakai Magazine).Targeted hunting of wolves in the U.S. allowed the expansion of another predator: the coyote (The Washington Post).Scientists are using sea sponges and the DNA they filter from the water to catalog the species living in the ocean (The Economist).A new technique finds massive amounts of microplastics deep in the ocean (The Atlantic).Banner image of an African lion by John C. 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Import powers Bolts’ 3-0 start

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media View comments Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Amundson adjusting to go-to-guy role for TNT LATEST STORIES And the scary part about it is that Black continues to say that Stepheson is still not in shape.After victories over Mahindra and NLEX, the Bolts still didn’t look that good. Friday night’s victory over the Texters at Smart Araneta Coliseum has definitely changed that view for the rest of the conference.Lou Amundson, who is set to play just two games at most for the Texters with Donte Green already in town, scored 19 points and had 18 rebounds for TNT, which missed the services of Jason Castro.Meanwhile, Mahindra—which owns one of the weakest rosters on paper—broke into the win column by playing to its identity.Showing more desire and playing a lot smarter under pressure, the Floodbuster snapped a six-game losing streak dating back to the last conference after scoring anADVERTISEMENT Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu MOST READ Meralco import Alex Stepheson. PBA IMAGESFacing a really solid team for the first time in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Meralco showed the stuff it is made of.With the locals playing with a lot of confidence, the Bolts took control in the third period and went on to spoil the debut of powerhouse TNT KaTropa with a 94-89 victory to stay unscathed in the young tournament and give the rest of the field a glimpse of what they can do.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Alex Stepheson, aside from scoring 20 points and grabbing 27 rebounds, has given his support cast the boost in confidence they need as the Bolts continued with their fluid play to rise to 3-0 and again reclaim the solo lead.Jared Dillinger and Baser Amer fired 17 points each and the locals looked very loose and had no fear in taking shots from the perimeter, a luxury they never had in the Philippine Cup, where they won only three games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThat has changed since Stepheson arrived.“It’s a different feeling right now, because we have a man in the middle who is quite strong and can dominate,” Meralco coach Norman Black said in praise of his import. “A lot of local players are stepping up because of that.” Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards 89-81 decision of NLEX in the first game.James White fired 30 points that went with 23 boards to power Mahindra.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

NBA: Westbrook misses history as Thunder down Grizzlies

first_imgRussell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches teammate Andre Roberson #21 line up to take a free throw against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first half at FedExForum on April 5, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. AFPLos Angeles, United States — Russell Westbrook inspired the Oklahoma City Thunder to a crucial victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday but was left just one rebound short of making NBA history.The 28-year-old Thunder star poured on 45 points in a scintillating display at Memphis’s Fedex Forum as Oklahoma City clinched a nail-biting 103-100 win to improve to 45-44.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Westbrook’s pursuit of Robertson’s mark has captivated fans around the NBA this season, and catapulted him to the forefront of the race for MVP honors.Westbrook now has four more games to achieve the mark, with the Thunder due to face Phoenix on Friday in their next game.Westbrook — who had been on a run of seven straight triple-doubles — meanwhile was left satisfied with a win which tightens the Thunder’s grip on sixth position in the Western Conference playoff rankings. Memphis (42-37) are in seventh.“I just came out trying to get a win for us, man, it was a big game for us,” Westbrook told an on-court television interviewer.“We’re fighting for a playoff position so it’s a good win for us. I think we did a good job of sticking together.” CBBADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ READ: NBA: Westbrook equals record for most triple-doubles in a seasonBut Westbrook, who on Monday equaled Oscar Robertson’s 1962 single-season record of 41 triple-doubles, was left just one rebound short of breaking the 55-year-old mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWestbrook finished the night with 45 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.A triple-double is the achievement of double-digit totals in three of the five key statistical categories — points, assists, rebounds, blocks and steals — and is regarded as a barometer of all-round versatility. Pacquiao looks for quick win in Horn fight Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape testlast_img read more

Perlas seeks to bolster lineup with naturalized player

first_imgLIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR The 6-foot forward immediately emerged as a solid contributor for the Cougars in her stay where she was named as the Pacific West Freshman of the Year in the 2012-13 season.She averaged 19.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks in her senior year in Azusa Pacific.Hardeman just finished her first season in BK Amager in the Danish League, where as a starter, she netted 14.4 points and 10.5 rebounds.Though he has yet to see Hardeman in action since he left for the United States, Aquino is hopeful that she will be good as advertised, noting that acquiring a player of Hardeman’s caliber is a definite boost for the national women’s team.“Maybe time has changed. I haven’t seen her in the past four years and they say she’s blossomed to a good forward. I think she can help us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Zubiri appointment quells doubts on PH hosting of 2019 SEA Games Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar MOST READ LATEST STORIES Aquino continued: “As much as I needed a big (guy), she’s a forward who can really run and shoot from the outside. I think with the system we’re pushing through, which is a fast-paced style, a shooting forward like her that can bring down the ball and can also matchup with the smaller guys in transition and in the halfcourt fits right into our team.”The coach is hopeful that the naturalization process will be approved in time for the upcoming international tournaments.The Philippines will play in the Level I of the 2017 Fiba Asia Women’s Cup slated in July in India.Perlas is also seeking to improve its standing at the 2017 Sea Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August after placing fourth in 2015. IDLSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from FibaAsia.comPerlas Pilipinas coach Patrick Aquino is upbeat with the team’s chances in the next international tournaments especially with the impending arrival of prospective naturalized player Kelly Hardeman.“Boss Dioceldo Sy has been talking with a lot of people in the government just to make the naturalization process fast,” Aquino said.ADVERTISEMENT He shared that Hardeman is set to arrive to the country in mid-May, where the Perlas management hopes to finalize the negotiations and get her ready for the 2017 Fiba Asia Women’s Cup and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“Boss Dio already had talks with her and her family and she’s excited to represent the Philippines. Hopefully, the process of naturalization will be okay and fast,” the mentor said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe 23-year-old American forward is no stranger to Philippine basketball as she spent 18 years in the country and even played high school basketball with Faith Academy in Cainta, Rizal.Aquino said that he previously tried to recruit Hardeman to National University before she opted to go to Azusa Pacific University in the United States. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View comments Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot deadlast_img read more

Beach volleyball: Steady Tiu lifts Cocolife past F2 Logistics

first_img“I’m quite familiar with her (Demecillo) so it really helped,” said Tiu, who won the UAAP title two years ago in partnership with Kim Fajardo.But Tiu also credited their preparation for the four-day meet, which included tune-up matches with F2 Logistics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnCocolife actually had a rough start and had to grind out to level the match at one set all.“We had a chance to really dominate but we have fallen to a string errors,” said Tiu. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead View comments Also posting impressive win was the Perpetual Help pair of Marijo Medalla and Bianca Tripoli, who downed Generika-Ayala B of Kat Arado and Rosalie Pepito, 21-19, 21-16.In the men’s side, IEM crushed Wayuk, 21-13, 21-12; SM By the Bay routed IEM B, 21-15, 21-16; Cignal ripped Perpetual Help B, 21-10, 21-19; and Generika-Ayala clobbered Wayuk, 21-12, 21-12.SM By the Bay defeated TVM, 21-12, 21-11; Perpetual Help B edged IEM A, 21-19, 21-17; Perpetual Help A frustrated IEM B, 21-17, 21-13; and Generika Ayala overwhelmed IEM A, 21-7, 21-7.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ LATEST STORIES Wensh Tiu displayed steadiness on the sandy turf to lead Cocolife past F2 Logistics A Thursday at the start of the Belo-Philippine Superliga beach Volleyball Challenge Cup at The Sands at Mall of Asia complex.Delivering drop shots and diving for defense, Tiu and Aby Nuval scored a 15-21, 21-18, 17-15 win over former UAAP beach volley champion Cyd Demecillo and Fritz Gallenero.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ PH clubs make semis Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

Rhodes celebrates birthday leading SMB to crucial win

first_imgCharles Rhodes. PBA IMAGESIt was indeed a happy birthday for Charles Rhodes.Turning 32 on Sunday, the mercurial reinforcement trotted out a performance to remember, doing it all for San Miguel in a 109-97 Game 3 win over TNT.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Beermen prevail in intense Game 3 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “I just wanted to come out and work hard, just try to help my team and I did that. My team took care of the rest, I just added a little bit,” Rhodes said.That little bit, though, meant 25 points, 20 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block to carry his side to a 2-1 series lead in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundAnd for Rhodes, he was just glad to showcase his skill in front of his wife and mother, who cheered together with the Beermen crowd at the Big Dome.“It’s great, man. Words can’t really describe it. I needed to put on a better show, but it was a good show today,” he said. A dream fulfilled for Christian For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rhodes had all the numbers but he was just focused on getting the victory. He picked up where he left off in Game 2 where he took care of the defensive end while also bringing back his offensive firepower.“I was still on defense, that’s my focus for this series. But I got a couple of shots to go, a couple of mismatches, it just fell that way. But as long as we got the win, that’s all that I care about,” he said.With San Miguel leading the best-of-seven duel, Rhodes noted that complacency should have no place on the team as they shoot for a 3-1 series lead on Wednesday.“We got to take it one game at a time. It’s a seven-game series. That’s a great team over there so we got to take every game, one at a time,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Swing Out Sister back to PH this Aprillast_img read more

NBA: Harden signs ‘richest’ contract extension with Rockets

first_imgHouston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder during an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Harden signed on Saturday, July 8, 2017, a $228-million contract extending his stay with Houston for six years. APLOS ANGELES, United States — The Houston Rockets inked James Harden to a contract extension worth a reported $228 million on Saturday.The Houston Chronicle reported the exact value of the deal, which will keep Harden under contract for six years, will depend on future league-wide salary cap figures.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs MOST READ Harden had two years, worth $59 million, left on his previous contract.He benefitted from a provision in the new collective bargaining agreement covering extensions for superstars. He was eligible for the Designated Player Veteran Extension, which for him was worth an additional $169 million over four seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Since he arrived in Houston, James has exhibited the incredible work ethic, desire to win, and passion to be the best that has made him one of the most unique and talented superstars in the history of the game,” Rockets owner Leslie Alexander said in a statement announcing the signing.“Additionally, the commitment he has shown to our organization, the City of Houston, and Rockets fans all over the world makes him a perfect leader in our pursuit of another championship.” Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Simply fin-tastic End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks LSU title parade draws massive crowds LATEST STORIES For the second time in three seasons, Harden was second in NBA Most Valuable Player voting, with the award going to Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder.Harden led the NBA in assists, averaging 11.2 per game. He was second in scoring, averaging 29.1 points. He had career bests in points, assists and rebounds (8.1) for a third straight campaign.He became the only player in NBA history to get at least 2,000 points, 900 assists and 600 rebounds in the same season. CBBADVERTISEMENT Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos View commentslast_img read more

Trinidad &Tobago’s Balgobin shines at Northlands

first_img Balgobin got into the winner’s circle for the first time over a mile when he used a front-running effort with three-year-old chestnut filly Parcam Cowgirl to slam the three-year-old and upward fillies and mares by 81/2 lengths. The pair took command early and were two lengths clear at the half-mile run in 49.53 seconds, and even though Habida looked to challenge, Balgobin easily widened his lead to be unchallenged in the stretch. EDMONTON, Canada (CMC): Trinidadian Keishan Balgobin continued to shine at Northlands Park, riding a triple on Wednesday to make all the headlines on the seven-race midweek card. The 27-year-old scored in race three with 3-1 chance Parcam Cowgirl in race five, with favourite Wild Romeo before completing a fine outing with victory in the day’s final race aboard 5-1 bet I Believe You. With the success, Balgobin moved to 31 wins for the campaign, widening his advantage on third placed Jamaican Dane Nelson to five. However, Balgobin remains well off the pace set by six-time reigning champion, Barbadian Rico Walcott, who is comfortably placed on 60 wins. WINNER’S CIRCLE FIRST-TIMERlast_img read more

Keane fuelled by doubters

first_imgLeiza-Mae Keane is aiming to leave a legacy behind as not only Jamaica’s most successful female boxing manager, but the most of either sex. Keane is most known for her association with Kemahl ‘The Hitman’ Russell, having been in his corner since 2013, when he was still an amateur boxer. Since his transition to professional boxing, her guidance has seen him become the 2015 Wray & Nephew Contender Series Champion, then the Junior NABF Middleweight champion after he defeated Ian ‘Young General’ Green in New York last month. She was also the manager of Donovan ‘Police’ Campbell when he won the Contender title in 2012, then Sakima ‘Mr Smooth’ Mullings when he won in 2014. She also offered Mullings sparring sessions with her boxers earlier this year, on his way to becoming the tournament’s first two-time winner. OPPORTUNITY FOR INNER-CITY YOUTH Keane is the daughter of late Church On The Rock founder Pastor David Keane and has her own agency, K’NRG Management. She said that like her father, her aim is to give underprivileged youngsters in lower income communities a chance to channel their energies in more meaningful and positive ways than crime and violence. “My father served the nation through his ministry and changing people’s lives,” Keane said. “I wanted that to be a part of my legacy to say that I made changes in people’s lives. My father was involved in converting a lot of people involved in crime and violence. I also want to be a part of converting the gun and the knife culture into something positive and really redirect that bad energy into something good.” Keane started out as a caterer and a part-time model but having been a fan of boxing after watching with her father, as a child, she had noticed a lack of activity in the sport locally. This was until the start of the Wray & Nephew Contender Series in 2011. This was when she began thinking of managing boxers. However, this idea was met with doubts from persons close to her. “I didn’t really expect the support right away,” she said. “At first, it was more of a joke to everyone. They thought it was just something I was just doing for fun. Then they saw that I was taking it seriously and everything started to take second place in my life. That adjustment kind of shook everyone. They would say to me: ‘Leiza, this cannot be what you do because boxing is not fruitful enough for you to sustain yourself financially and have a life.’ However, she said that the scepticism about this goal did not deter her. Instead, she used it as fuel to prove all her doubters wrong. Keane said that one of the difficulties she has faced in doing business in the male-dominated world of boxing, is that many have written her off on first impression as just a “pretty face” who knows nothing about the sport. “In boxing, most people’s initial approach would be motivated by my physical appearance. But it is within seconds of speaking to Leiza Keane that all parties have changed their mind,” she laughed. “That’s because they realise that I am a lady, I’m 100 per cent lady, but the heart that I have is as big as the heart they have. I think that’s something that’s forced them to just do business. That’s what I’m here for.” Keane, who is still looking for corporate backing to fund her boxers, has found herself spending out of her own pocket to provide for them. She has even turned her home into a boxing camp so that she can watch over her fighters to ensure that they stay away from outside distractions and focus on training and getting ready for fights. She said that although it is a big sacrifice that she has to make, especially as it is the boxers who get remembered for their successes and not her, she still feels a sense of fulfilment for the work she is doing with them. “Sometimes it may get a little worrying, but it just depends on what you’re looking for sometimes. I’d rather go rich in blessings and rich in integrity than to go out rich with finances. That’s just my thing. When you’re a good person – and I’ve proven that when you sacrifice you get back, it shows on you.”last_img read more